(Saints) Martyrs (September 19) (4th century) Saint Januarius, Bishop of Beneventum, Saint Festus, his deacon, Saint Desiderius, lector or reader, Saint Sosius, deacon of the Church of Misenum, Saint Proculus, deacon of Puzzuoli, and two other Christians, were seized during the persecution under Diocletian, imprisoned and beheaded (A.D. 304). The body of Saint Januarius (San Gennaro) was buried in the church of Naples, of which city he has become the Patron Saint. The yearly liquefaction of some of his blood preserved in a phial is a well-known miracle, and has resulted in the conversion of countless sinners to a better life.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Januarius and Others”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 October 2013. Web. 16 April 2014. <>