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 July 5, 2020
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
The young men began to boast of some foolish love affairs. Not to be outdone by his peers, a noble youth named Thomas declared that he, too, loved a great lady, and was beloved by her.