16 Dec – Blood of St Januarius did NOT liquify. What more does this year need?

From what I understand via a phone message (I’m on an airplane) today in Naples the Blood of St Januarius did NOT miraculously liquify today!

St Januarius (d c 305), known in Italian as San Gennaro, is the patron saint of Naples where the faithful venerate vials of his dried blood which regularly liquefies on three days a year: 19 September (the saint’s feast), 16 December (anniversary of the 1631 eruption of the volcano Vesuvius which looms over the Bay of Naples), and the 1st Sunday of May (the day of the translation or moving of the saint’s relics to Naples).

Historically when his blood does not liquify… it’s a bad omen.

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  1. ChesterFrank says:

    Liquefy? Heck, I’m surprised this year it didn’t turn into stone.

  2. ChesterFrank says:

    Liquefy? Heck, I’m surprised this year it didn’t turn into stone.

  3. Longinus says:

    On those rare occasions when the blood has stayed solid, disaster has struck the city of Naples. After San Gennaro’s blood failed to liquefy in 1980, an earthquake struck Naples and killed nearly three thousand people. Another solid-blood year was 1528, when plague devastated the city. If the blood stays solid, Naples could be prey to any catastrophe from the eruption of Vesuvius to international terrorism.

  4. ChrisP says:

    To my knowledge, it didn’t liquify in 2016 either.
    It liquified on Sept 2019, but not sure about Dec 2019.
    Hard to know- go to confession!!!!

  5. iPadre says:

    2020 – The gift that keeps on giving!

  6. Fallibilissimo says:

    “What more does this year need?”

    At this point, WHISKY!!!

  7. NBW says:

    This whole year has been a bad omen right down to the pagan Nativity set displayed at the Vatican.

  8. B says:

    “Vatican journalist Francesco Antonio Grana told CNA that the liquefaction “almost never” happens on Dec. 16 and that in the last 34 years the number of times it has happened “can be counted on one hand.” ” –from today’s CNA article

  9. Grumpy Beggar says:

    iPadre said :

    2020 – The gift that keeps on giving!

    FOCL . Thanks for that post ipadre. Little morale-boosters go a long way these days.

  10. APX says:

    What more does this year need?
    Apparently another Sister Act movie. Sister Act 3 starring Whoopi Goldberg was just announced. I knew this failed miracle would be bad news. Let the liturgically inaccuracies of Hollywood begin.

    [There are few people whom I dislike more than that one. You generally have to be a politician or certain kind of cleric to get lower in my estimation.]

  11. Ms. M-S says:

    Like the first shoots of those oriental invaders bamboo and kudzu, the friendly warnings of such omens should not be ignored.

  12. Vanna says:

    Agree with Mrs M-S. It means ‘repent and GO TO CONFESSION and sin no more’. We don’t need to live in Naples to heed that. But I am always sad to find that so many Italians really don’t live their faith well. They might have houses lined with Padre Pio pictures and Madonnas, but they don’t go to Mass and their personal lives … – well, are for THEM to take to confession. Maybe if enough people turn to God with sincerity and determination to convert Naples will be spared. There is so much misery there already.

  13. MWCooney says:

    So many good responses! That leaves me with nothing to do but nod in agreement. Domine, fiat voluntas Tua!

  14. Fallibilissimo says:

    Aaaaaand there was an earthquake in Milan today…according to records from the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, it’s the largest earthquake for Milan since 1473. Yeah…

  15. Ariseyedead says:

    I would settle for the Vatican’s nativity scene spontaneously liquifying.

  16. Semper Gumby says:

    iPadre and Fallibilissimo: Thank you, now I’m whistling “Rye Whiskey” instead of Gregorian chant.

    My friend “Dr.” Peter Venkman, prognosticator and raconteur, said this unfortunate news from Naples means we should expect human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. Well, at least there’s a special this week on proton charging and Combat Rosaries.

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