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 January 29, 2020
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Gildas the Wise
Many centuries ago, three young nuns lived together in a convent. Day after day, they took their meals together, they went to chapel together, and they prayed and sang together.