Saint Januarius of Naples

Also known as

  • Gennaro of Naples

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Fourth century bishop of Benevento, Italy during the persecutions of Diocletian. Arrested while visiting imprisoned deacons, and then martyred with them.

His blood was preserved, and dried. Since at least 1389, on his feast day, and on the Satuday before the first Sunday in May, the blood liquefies.

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  • “Saint Januarius of Naples“. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 September 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>