Foreign News: Gennaro's Blood

Exuberant in all things, the people of Naples reserve their most pious transports for their patron San Gennaro (St. Januarius), Bishop of Beneventum who was martyred about 305 A. D. In the treasure chapel of Naples Cathedral are a silver bust believed to contain San Gennaro's head, a reliquary holding two vials of what is supposed to be his blood. Last week brought the feast of San Gennaro. Into the Cathedral thronged clergy, civil officials and masses of Neapolitans. On the altar stood the silver bust. Bearing aloft the reliquary an officiant brought...

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