Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Miracle of St. Januarius

On his feast day, September 19th, the Miracle of St. Januarius repeated again this year.
Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, newly installed as the Archbishop of Naples presided for the first time at the celebration of the city's patron saint, who died in the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian. A vial containing the preserved blood of the martyr was brought into the sanctuary. After the Gospel was read, the cardinal told the congregation that "the blood is starting to melt." The announcement drew warm applause.
Another one of the wonderful treasuries of the Church.  I love hearing about the Incorruptibles and Eucharistic Miracles.  The kids love learning about the faith in this way also.

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