St Januarius; St Alphonsus de Orozco
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Little is known of Januarius' life. He is believed to have been martyred in the
Diocletian persecution of 305. Legend has it that after Januarius was thrown to the bears in the
amphitheater of Pozzuoli, he was beheaded, and his blood ultimately brought to Naples.
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