Amazing Miracle of the Liquefication of St. Januarius' Blood Occurs Again at the Cathedral - VIDEO San Gennaro Napoli
The Holy Mass was live-streamed for Saint Januarius' feast day when the recurring miracle of the liquefaction of his blood usually occurs. (or Gennaro) The liquefaction occurred in the Cathedral at 9:26am, a long applause greeted the announcement of Archbishop Battaglia and the waving of the white handkerchiefs. In the crowded cathedral, with over 2000 people, also the Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio , the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini , and the Vice President of the Chamber, Ettore Rosato . With them the governor of Campania, Vincenzo De Luca and the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi , the rector Matteo Lorito. In the nave, "Viva San Gennaro" continues to be shouted and the name of the patron saint of Naples is applauded.
Opening the homily Fr Mimmo says "once again we find ourselves together, as a Neapolitan Church, on the birth day of the bishop and martyr Januarius". "Please do not give in to any resignation - he continues - the sign of blood shed for the love of Christ tells us that goodness and goodness will always be victorious.
"It is a moment of great spirituality and community union - says Governor Vincenzo De Luca - and of great anticipation for the miracle. We live in times that are not easy for families, so we await with joy and hope to live this moment. We have many people who they experience the feast of San Gennaro as a moment of rediscovery of values, a greeting to all of them ". Also present was the senator of Forza Italia Mariarosaria Rossi . The miracle usually occurs 3 times a year: on the Saint's Feast Day September 19th, the 1st Saturday in May and on December 16th which was the anniversary of the Volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1631. It is considered a bad omen if the blood does not liquify - which happened just before the pandemic. At the end of the celebration, the ampoule with the relics of the Patron Saint of Naples and Campania was placed in the reliquary in the chapel dedicated to him.
The liquefaction of the blood on the liturgical feast in honor of the Patron Saint of Naples and Campania, gives great hope to the people. The church of San Gennaro is a Unesco heritage site. https://www.napolitoday.it/
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