St. Januarius of Benevento (Feast: September 19)
Very little is known about these holy martyrs other than they were killed during the Diocletian persecution.
Legend has it they threw Januarius onto a flaming furnace, but he was unscathed.
Instead, they stretched him on a bench and beat him until his bones were exposed.
When the saint still lived, they threw him and his companions to starving wild animals in the amphitheatre, but the animals would not touch them.
Finally, the martyrs were beheaded and died around the year 304.
DAILY QUOTE for September 23, 2019
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
“What is that?” Asked a curious voice as America Needs Fatima custodian Jose Ferraz stepped into the hotel elevator in Altamonte Springs, Florida. “This is the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” replied Mr. Ferraz, “I take Her to visit people in their homes to spread the Fatima message.” He then handed the woman, who was a maid at the hotel, America Needs Fatima’s most popular picture.