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Discussion in 'The mystical and Paranormal' started by padraig, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/12/19/bloody-of-st-januarius-fails-to-liquefy/

    Blood of St Januarius fails to liquefy
    by Staff Reporter
    posted Monday, 19 Dec 2016
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    Pope Francis holds a relic believed to be the blood of St Januarius, the patron of Naples (AP)
    The failure of the saint's blood to liquefy has become associated with previous disastrous events

    The blood of St Januarius has failed to liquefy at the expected time prompting concerns about what it might signify.

    St Januarius was a Bishop of Naples who is believed to have been martyred around the year 305 during the Diocletian persecution.

    His blood is kept in a sealed glass ampoule in Naples Cathedral and traditionally liquefies three times a year: on September 19, December 16 and the Saturday before the first Sunday of May.

    But during Mass at the Royal Chapel at Naples Cathedral on Friday, the Abbot of the Chapel, Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, revealed that the blood had failed to become liquid, according to reports.

    The Abbot asked the faithful to keep praying while waiting but by 7.15pm, the vial was returned to the shrine, “undoubtedly solid,” as stated by Abbot Vincenzo.

    Before ending the ritual, he said: “We shouldn’t think of tragedies and calamities. We are men of faith and we must keep on praying.”

    As far as many people of Naples are concerned, the blood remaining solid can be a premonition of evil.

    The same things happened in 1980, when a earthquake hit South Italy; 1973, when Naples endured an outbreak of cholera; 1939, when World War II began; 1940, when Italy joined the War and 1943, when Italy was occupied by the Nazis.

    The blood partially liquefied in the presence of the Pope, during his visit to Naples in March 2015.
     
  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

     
  3. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    Key point - “We shouldn’t think of tragedies and calamities. We are men of faith and we must keep on praying.”
     
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    Uh oh. Is the other shoe getting ready to drop? Can God speak any louder?
     
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  5. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    Well, if Charlie is right, something should come to pass before the end of the year...
     
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    Hmmmm. Well I guess we will know soon .
     
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  7. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I think the reason why Italians and particularly the people of Naples believe in this is that it works. Every time the blood does not liquify something bad happens. It's hard to argue with this.

    It reminds me of the famous Italian atheist Philosophy Professor who was asked the question,

    'Do you believe in the, 'Evil Eye'? '

    To which he responded,

    'Of course not how could I?'

    Then there was a pause and he added...

    '....all the same it exists!'

    A very Italian way of looking at things.:):):)

    We could say the same of the blood of St Januarius ; believe it or don't believe in it, it works.;)

     
  8. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  9. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

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  10. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  11. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Oh, you think that I am Don's Carol, no no. I hope that he and his family pray for me too. I always pray for you and our MOG family. It has been a painful year for you and I truly hope that 2018 will be better!

    Please have a very blessed Christmas.

    PS - I am still uncertain about this Dec. and the blood liquifing. It's probably me, sorry.
     
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  12. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    Report was from last year. And nothing happened. Kind of put a taint on that one to show not overly accurate
     
  13. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Indeed
     
  14. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Unless God changed His mind?
     
  15. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Are you saying that nothing bad happened this past year?
    Methinks you were not paying attention. o_O

    I think this past year was one of the most devastating for the Church in it's history.
     
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  16. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    The story goes when it doesn’t liquify some thing major happens in that are of Italy. Bad things happen all the time
     
  17. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    When it doesn't liquify something very bad happens in Italy. Not a car crashing or an electricity outage. We're talking a volcano going off or a Nazi invasion. I would say the events in the Vatican this past year qualify as something very bad, but to each his own :)

    Merry Christmas!
     
  18. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    These prophecies came to me last night. They seem to be coming to fruition very rapidly now.

    PROPHECIES GIVEN AT ST. PETER’S BASILICA TO RALPH MARTIN
    DURING THE CLOSING EUCHARIST ON PENTECOST MONDAY—MAY 1975

    Because I love you, I want to show you what I am doing in the world today. I want to prepare you for what is to come. Days of darkness are coming on the world, days of tribulation….Buildings that are now standing will not be standing. Supports that are there for my people now will not be there. I want you to be prepared, my people, to know only me and to cleave to me and to have me in a way deeper than ever before. I will lead you into the desert…I will strip you of everything that you are depending on now, so you depend just on me. A time of darkness is coming on the world, but a time of glory is coming for my church, a time of glory is coming for my people. I will pour out on you all the gifts of my spirit. I will prepare you for spiritual combat; I will prepare you for a time of evangelism that the world has never seen…. And when you have nothing but me, you will have everything: land, fields, homes, and brothers and sisters and love and joy and peace more than ever before. Be ready, my people, I want to prepare you…” (given by Ralph Martin)

    “I speak to you of the dawn of a ‘new age’ for my church. I speak to you of a day that has not been seen before…. Prepare yourselves for the action that I begin now, because things that you see around you will change; the combat that you must enter now is different; it is new. You need wisdom from me that you do not yet have.

    “You need the power of my Holy Spirit in a way that you nave not possessed it; you need an understanding of my will and of the ways that I work that you do not yet have. Open your eyes, open your hearts to prepare yourselves for me and for the day that I have now begun. My church will be different; my people will be different; difficulties and trials will come upon you. The comfort that you know now will be far from you, but the comfort that you will have is the comfort of my Holy Spirit. They will send for you, to take your life, but I will support you. Come to me. Band yourselves together, around me. Prepare, for I proclaim a new day, a day of victory and of triumph for your God. Behold, it is begun.” (given by Bruce Yocum)

    I will renew my church. I will renew my people. I will make my people one. I am calling you to turn away from the pleasures of the world. I am calling you to turn away from the desires of the world. I am calling you to turn away from seeking the approval of the world in your lives. I want to transform your lives…. I have a word for my church. I am sounding my call. I am forming a mighty army…. My power is upon them. They will follow my chosen shepherd(s)…. Be the shepherds I have called you to be…. I am renewing my people. I will renew my church. I will free the world.”
     
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  19. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I have read this prophecy several times before. I do not vouch for Ralph Martin as I have not studied him, but in my opinion the words here are pretty much spot on.

    As I was reading it something related to it occurred to me. It seems to me that Our Lord is withdrawing His Grace and allowing the world and the Church to go their own way and give in to their passions. Yet at the same time, I have never felt such an outpouring of Grace upon me as I do currently and it seems to be increasing. Similar to what Mr. Martin seems to be describing here. I would bet many of you feel the same. I cannot make heads nor tails of this at least as far as I am concerned because if I am being totally honest I think I am probably one of the biggest sinners here :( I don't pray nearly enough and I am not making the sacrifices and penances I know I should.
     
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  20. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thanks for the above, Fatima and P
    This Ralph Martin prophecy may have been given to Pope Paul VI to read
    Am I correct?
    P, we are all sinners here
    That is why the Lord instituted Confession:D
    We may not think we are doing penances
    But Our Lady spoke of the sacrifices required of us by our daily duties
    Plus we all have trials and tribulations
    I can look back at my life and see where it has not turned out the way I wanted it to
    But the Lord always has the final say
    He has always bailed me out
    We have been shaped by His will and His grace
    And He will continue
     
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