The Miraculous Blood and the Music of St. Januarius

Art: The Blood Miracle of Saint Januarius in the Cathedral of Naples (1780) by Louis Jean Desprez (1743-1804).

1750 years ago, on April 21, 272, he who is venerated as the main patron of Naples, southern Italy, famous in the world, was born: Saint Januarius, bishop and martyr.

In Pozzuoli, just west of Naples, on September 19, 305, together with the deacons Sosius, Festus and Proculus, the lector Desiderius and the laymen Euthyches and Acutius, “the Bishop  of Benevento, St. Januarius,…

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