Showing posts with label Miracle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miracle. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miracle of the Blood of Saint Januarius Takes Place Again

Cardinal Sepe: congealed blood of the martyr who was beheaded in 305 has liquefied

Naples ( The blood miracle of St. Januarius in Naples arrived on time. On the day of the death of the patron saint of the city, early Tuesday, the blood of the relic liquified in the cathedral. At the beginning of Mass, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe announced the blood miracle ("O miracolo"). For Neapolitans, the event is considered a good omen for their city at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Believers on the cathedral square welcome the good news with fireworks.
The "blood miracle of San Gennaro" (Italian for Januarius) liquefy the otherwise congealed blood of the saint, which is kept in the cathedral in two ampules in a silver monstrance. On the days of the Annunciation, on the first weekend in May, September 19, and on the 16th of December, the relic is presented in the ampules in the cathedral, shaken vigorously, and the contents are then temporarily liquefied. There are scientific explanations for the phenomenon of liquefaction, but they have not found any general recognition.

September 19 is the date of the death of Januarius, who was beheaded in Pozzuoli, near Naples, under the Roman Emperor Diocletian.

Trans: Tancred

Friday, April 28, 2017

Miracle? Mexican Faithful See Christ's Head Incline

(Mexico City) Did the figure if Christ in the Criss Inclined its head on Good Friday in the parish of Santa Ana of Tepetitlan in Zapopan, a neighboring town of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco on the Pacific coast?

Parish church of Saints Anna and Joachim of Tepetitlan
The incident took place during the Tres Horas (three hours), an extra-liturgical form of devotion, which is widely used in Latin America, and considers the Seven Last Words of Jesus. This devotion goes from 12 to 3 pm of the Good Friday.
Like today, parts of devotion in the Mexican parish were filmed amateurishly by one of the faithful. The records show what they were able to observe with their own eyes: the head of the crucified lower.
The video has received a lot of attention since then. On April 24, Mexican television reported on the incident. Rev. Juan Antonio Guerra Lule speaks of a "divine sign". He prefers not to use the word "miracle": "I would rather speak of a benevolent gesture that has happened exactly at the last word. It was three o'clock in the afternoon, when it came to this movement, which is natural," the priest told Univision.
The Christ representation of the Crucified is more than 300 years old. The life-size figure is most of the time behind a glass pane in the "Holy Sepulcher". Only on Good Friday and on the Day of the Dead (All Saints, All Souls) is it fixed to the cross, which is done by cords, which also make it possible to spread out the arms. The head, however, is not movable.
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Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Univision (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, October 3, 2016

Young Wheelchair Bound Woman Walks Again at Lourdes

(Paris) On Tuesday, September 27 occurred in Lourdes, the famous Marian shrine in the French Pyrennäen a miraculous healing. During a pilgrimage by the Italian Lourdes Association UNITALSI, pilgrims visited the water basin and the waterway into which the spring water flows that St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879) found at the direction of the Blessed Mother, who told Bernadette on 25 February 1858: "Drink from the fountain and wash yourself." The water is said to have a healing effect. 50 of the 69 recognized miraculous cures are associated with contact with this water.

Among the pilgrims there was also a 28 year old Sicilian woman with a brain tumor, who has been bound to a wheelchair for years. The mother accompanied the daughter in a wheelchair to the waterway. According to numerous coinciding testimonies, the young woman suddenly jumped up from her wheelchair upon arriving at the Holy Door, to the amazement of those present, and ran for joy off towards the grotto where the Virgin Mary had appeared for the first time to Saint Bernadette. After several steps, she stumbled over her own legs. A doctor rushed to her aid and carried out an initial investigation. Priests came near and prayed with weeping for joy, as the young woman got up and was able to move without restriction on her own legs.

As a witness told the press office Basilicata (USB)  that she met the young woman in the afternoon of the same day again. The young Sicilian woman could move around without any help or restriction. When asked where she was going , she replied: "I want to go to Jesus".

On the official website of the Marian Shrine, it states: "According to the Catholic understanding, God heals through the natural elements and the sacraments, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the saints and the prayer of Christians. Thus, this water is a sign, not a fetish. Bernadette Soubirous said: "One takes the water like a medicine ... One must have faith and we must pray: this water would have no effect without faith"

The news of a possible miracle cure should be treated with due caution, until appropriate investigations carried out by the competent authorities. In the following video a witness describes the incident.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: USB (Screenshot)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

1,000 Year Old Rose Tree at Hildesheim Cathedral Blooms Again

Eight weeks after the destruction of the cathedral by bombs in March 1945, when burned even the rosebush, sprouted from his spilled debris root out 25 new shoots.

Hildesheim ( The first pink blooms are opening on the famous millennial rose tree at the eastern apse of the Hildesheim cathedral. The main flowering is to be expected in the coming days, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hildesheim this Monday. They should attract many visitors to the Diocesan Church, as they do every year. The legend of the rose tree, a wild dog rose, goes back to the founding history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hildesheim around the year 815.

 At that time, Emperor Louis the Pious,  built a chapel on the spot where a rose tree had twined about a precious reliquary [Of Our Lady's robe]. Ultimately this chapel was the site of the construction of the Hildesheim's St. Mary's Cathedral, whose outer wall goes back to where the legendary rose tree grows today. It has been testified in writing  for more than 400 years. Eight weeks after the destruction of the cathedral by bombs in March 1945, which even burned the rosebush, 25 new shoots sprouted forth from its spilled debris.

The diocesan church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which opened again after extensive renovation work since the summer of 2014. The rose tree, a landmark of the diocese and the city of Hildesheim, is surrounded by a low boxwood hedge. The greenhouse is accessible through a single access point at the cathedral foyer, daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. The Hildesheim Rosenstock (C) 2016 CBA

Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Naples: Miracle of the Blood of St. Januarius Happened on Schedule

Cardinal Sepe made sharp criticisms of the most recent Mafia Crimes when he preached at the St. Januarius Feastday Service.

Rome ( At the time of the feast of St. Januarius, the legendary transformation of blood in Naples takes place again. Still, before the sermon of Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe during the Sunday Mass happens in the Cathedral he shows with the motion of a white drapery, the expected miracle. Finally, Sepe presented the ampules of the early Christian martyrs flowing blood to applause.

A delay or the absence of the miracle of blood will be viewed by the Neapolitans as a sign of foreboding. The enthusiasm of the Faithful was in any case damp during Sepe's sermon. Naples has lived on hope in the absence of bread, said the Cardinal to the Italian media afterwards. IN the meantime the city longs for a turning point; there is "neither bread nor hope".

Sepe rebuked mafia crimes in his description of the situation, from the massacre in Castel Volturno in 2008 to the cold-blooded shooting of the mayor of Pollica, Angelo Vassallo, two weeks ago. Further, he recalled also the difficulty of unemployment and the virus of organized crime. All of this goes together to make the region around Naples a land without hope, says the Cardinal.

Januarius, in Italian "San Gennaro", was, according to tradition, martyred in the persecutions under Diocletian on the 19th of September in 305. The stored blood of the saint is normally in solid form. His "miraculous" [doubting Thomas] liquefaction has been happening since the Middle Ages and occurs usually on 19 September, 16 December and on the Saturday before the first Sunday in May.

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