Tuesday, September 20, 2011

See dried Blood Come Alive

I like reocurring miracles that have lasted for hundreds of years. He he who lives in Christ shall never die.
Give glory to the Lord, ye children of Israel, and praise him in the sight of the Gentiles:
Because he hath therefore scattered you among the Gentiles, who know not him, that you may declare his wonderful works, Tobias 13: 3-4

The Miracle of San Gennaro was repeated on Monday when the blood of Naples' patron saint liquefied at 9.30am....The miracle takes place on the anniversary of the martyrdom of San Gennaro (St. Januarius) in September 305 AD.The dried blood of the saint is preserved in two glass phials and traditionally liquefies three times a year, the Church says, thanks to the devotion and prayers of the faithful. For the faithful and superstitious, the ritual's success is a good omen for the city while its failure is a sign of impending disaster. In fact, disaster has struck on at least five occasions when the blood failed to liquefy, including in 1527 when tens of thousands of people died from the plague and in 1980 when 3,000 people were killed in an earthquake which devastated much of southern Italy.[1]
What the secular article fails to say is that if God is angry with the city of Naples he does not grant them a miracle and chastises them. It makes sense that when God is displeased that it acts as an omen of Gods judgement but it should be viewed if it is not granted as a call to conversion before he judges harshly. If the miracle does occur it she encourage the faithful to pursue the hard road that leads to everlasting life. It was interesting to note that in the article it mentioned the entire city was there. To witness a miracle and to not convert onto Christ increases Gods wrath because the miracle was a message of mercy to convert. Conversion is not limited to the accepting of the Catholic faith but a greater love of Jesus Christ and conformity with his will.

But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. Matthew 11:24
To learn more about this great miracle here is a clip to a semi professional video done on it on you tube. It includes seeing the relic before and after the miracle.

[1]"San Gennaro miracle recurs." ANSA. N.p., 19 09 2011. Web. 20 Sep 2011. <http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2011/09/19/visualizza_new.html_701978449.html>.

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