Naples: San Gennaro’s Blood Liquefied Again

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The miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of St. Gennaro, patron saint of Naples, occurs annually on three separate occasions.

Italy – Naples (20/09/2021 2:42 PM, Gaudium Press) Yesterday, September 19, the faithful of Naples breathed a sigh of relief after the blood of St. Gennaro liquefied again in the Cathedral of the Italian city, repeating a miracle awaited with anticipation.

Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Archbishop of Naples

The miracle was announced by the Archbishop of Naples, Most Rev. Domenico Battaglia. He presided over a Holy Mass in the temple at around 10 am. The Eucharistic celebration was attended by civil and religious authorities, including the Archbishop Emeritus of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzo Sepe.

Reliquary with Saint Gennaro’s blood

The reliquary with the blood of St. Gennaro, kept in the Cathedral of Naples, was taken from the treasure chapel to the main altar of the Cathedral, where it remained throughout the Holy Mass. At the end of the celebration, the Archbishop blessed the faithful with the medallion of St. Gennaro’s blood.

Miracle of the liquefaction of St. Gennaro’s blood

The miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of St. Gennaro, patron saint of Naples, takes place annually on three occasions: the first Sunday in May; the feast of St. Gennaro, celebrated on September 19; and on December 16, recalling the miracle produced by the intercession of the saint that averted a catastrophe after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 1631. (EPC)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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