Daily homily thoughts, 9/24

Some wisdom from today’s saint, St John Henry Newman:

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

Growth is the only evidence of life.

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.

Feats of St. Januaris

Happening yesterday….

Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2020 / 05:59 am MT (CNA).- The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th century.

The blood was declared to have turned from solid to liquid at 10:02 am in the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary Sept. 19, the feast of St. Januarius.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, announced the news to a mostly empty cathedral, due to coronavirus restrictions.

“Dear friends, dear all the faithful, once again with joy and emotion I inform you that the blood of our holy martyr and patron St. Januarius has liquefied,” Sepe said.

His words were received by an applause from those present inside and outside the cathedral.

Sepe added that the blood had “completely liquefied, without any clots, which has happened in past years.”

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