September 19 – Saint Januarius: Patron Saint of Volcanic Eruptions

Saint Januarius, Patron Saint of Volcanic Eruptions (Feast Date: Sept. 19) 

Extract from Saint Januarius “St. Januarius, or San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. According to the legend, he was bishop of Benevento, and flourished towards the close of the 3rd century. On the outbreak of the persecution by Diocletian and Maximian, he was taken to Nola and brought before Timotheus, governor of Campania, on account of his profession of the Christian religion. After various assaults upon his constancy, he was sentenced to be cast into the fiery furnace, through which he passed wholly unharmed. On the following day, along with a number of fellow martyrs, he was exposed to the fury of wild beasts, which, however, laid themselves down in tame submission at his feet. Timotheus, again pronouncing sentence of death, was struck with blindness, but immediately healed by the powerful intercession of the saint, a miracle which converted nearly five thousand men on the spot. . . See picture of Saint Januarius.  See also:  St. JanuariusJanuarius-  (Multilingual), SAN JENARO obispo y mártir (SP), San Jenaro Mártir Año 305 (Sp)January, biskup i męczennik (Po) Video: San Gennaro.   Prayer with St. Januarius.

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 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Januarius on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Eruption of Mount Karangetang in Indonesia (August, 2010)(Oceania) See World Mission RosaryIntentions – August 16-29, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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