The Blood Miracle of Saint Januarius (Gennaro) -A miracle of the Church that is still occuring today
The liquefaction (becoming liquid) of the blood of St Januarius (Gennaro) is an extraordinary miracle of the Church that has been occurring up to 18 times each year for the past 600 years. It is only one of a number of blood miracles that have taken place, and in the case of St Januarius-Gennaro and others, are still taking place with blood that was collected soon after the death of certain martyrs. There is a well-documented history of these samples of blood liquefying at various times of the year, especially on the Saints’ feast days.
The feast day of Saint Januarius is celebrated on the 19th of September
The Choir Loft is a new website dedicated to the recovery of the authentic sacred music of the Catholic Church and its restoration to its rightful place in the sacred liturgy.
The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 112 –Vatican II)
The Church acknowledges Gregorian Chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services. But other kinds of sacred music, especially Polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations, so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 116 – Vatican II)
Advent Prayer: Dear Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, please help me through this Advent. I want to remember the long waiting for Jesus, and the story of His birth. Help me prepare the gift of my heart for Jesus’Birthday. Amen.
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On March 20, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, the earthly father of
Our Lord Jesus Christ.
We recall that Mary’s mother, St. Anne, was already elderly when Mary was
born. While Mary was still a young child, her parents took her to live in
the holy Temple of Jerusalem. When Mary came of age to be married, it is
thought that the priests in the Temple made the marriage arrangements for
her. We can be certain that the Temple priests knew how special and holy
was Mary, and that they would have chosen a man known for holiness,
courage, and industry who could provide a good home…
Read more at http://www.setonhome.org/2753/st-joseph-3/