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Another miracle: St. Januarius’ blood liquefies again

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According to reports, the blood St. Januarius liquefied in Naples and the miracle of St. Januarius was recreated on September 19, 2017.

The recreation of this miracle is believed to be a good sign for the city of Naples.

During the previous occurrence, on December  16, 2016, the blood did not liquefy. This was believed to be a bad omen and a sign of impending destruction and devastation.

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Detailed documentation of this miracle has been kept since 1389, and each time the blood did not liquefy, some disaster occurred shortly after.

According to Dormi A Napoli, the absence of the miracle has preceded 22 epidemics, 11 revolutions, three droughts, 14 archbishops death (within a 30-day period), nine dead popes (over a period of a few weeks), four wars, 19 earthquakes, and three religious persecutions.

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Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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