Sep 19, 2012 by

December 16

Saint Januarius

of Naples


Patron Saint of Naples, Blood Banks;

against Volcanic Eruptions


September 19

December 16


against volcanic eruptions

blood banks

Naples, Italy, archdiocese of

Naples, Italy, city of

Extract from Saint Januarius “St. Januarius, or San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. According to the legend, he was bishop of Benevento, and flourished towards the close of the 3rd century. On the outbreak of the persecution by Diocletian and Maximian, he was taken to Nola and brought before Timotheus, governor of Campania, on account of his profession of the Christian religion. After various assaults upon his constancy, he was sentenced to be cast into the fiery furnace, through which he passed wholly unharmed. On the following day, along with a number of fellow martyrs, he was exposed to the fury of wild beasts, which, however, laid themselves down in tame submission at his feet. Timotheus, again pronouncing sentence of death, was struck with blindness, but immediately healed by the powerful intercession of the saint, a miracle which converted nearly five thousand men on the spot. . . See picture of Saint Januarius.  See also:  St. JanuariusJanuarius-  (Multilingual), SAN JENARO obispo y mártir (SP), San Jenaro Mártir Año 305 (Sp)January, biskup i męczennik (Po) Video: San Gennaro.   Prayer with St. Januarius.



The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Januarius on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Eruption of Mount Karangetang in Indonesia (August, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission RosaryIntentions – August 16-29, 2010.


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