September 19

St Januarius; St Alphonsus de Orozco
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St Januarius

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.

To read more about the Saint go to:

Saint Januarius (I)

Saint Januarius (II)

Other Saints of the day:

Saint Alphonsus de Orozco

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