Praise God for this amazing miracle!
The blood of St. Januarius miraculously liquified on Sun., May 2 at 5:18 p.m. local time after it remained solid in Dec. 2020. However, the annual celebration of relics did not occur this year due to pandemic restrictions.
“The miracle of the liquefaction of the Blood of San Gennaro has happened!” the YouTube caption says. “There was a big lump in the center of the case, but suddenly the blood started to melt!”
The liquefaction miracle of St. Januarius’ blood typically occurs three times per year at the Cathedral of Naples in Italy: the first Saturday of May (the celebration of his relics arriving at the Cathedral) on the saint’s Sept. 19 feast, and on Dec. 16, the anniversary of Naples’ preservation from the 1631 Mount Vesuvius eruption.
St. Januarius was a third century bishop known for his bravery in defending his flock and was martyred during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. He is the patron saint of Naples, Italy.
The Cathedral in Naples preserves a small bit of the saint’s blood in a vial. The miraculous liquefaction first occurred in 1389.
The Church does not officially recognize the phenomenon, but local people consider it a “good sign” for the city.
Here’s the video of the May 2, 2021 liquefaction:
St. Januarius, please pray for us!
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