Sep 19, About Today for Sunday of the 25th week of Ordinary Time

The ascension of Saint Januarius by Andrea Vaccaro [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

September 19

Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr

Optional Memorial

St. Januarius, Bishop of Benevento, was martyred along with his companions, Festus, Socius, and Proculus, deacons; Desiderius, a lector; and Eutyches and Acutius, lay Christians. They were beheaded during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. Little more is known of his life. A relic of St. Januarius’ blood is venerated in the cathedral of Naples. For more than 600 years it has mysteriously liquefied three times a year. [1]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD

[1] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Januarius.”
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Sep 19, Invitatory for Sunday of the 25th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours for September 19