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 August 2, 2021
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Eusebius of Vercelli
In the days of yore, when travel must be had on foot or by horse, many were the dangers to be found along the roadways.