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When Januarius was 20, he became Bishop of Naples and befriended Juliana of Nicomedia and Saint Sossius whom he met during his priestly studies.
During the -year-long persecution of Christians by Emperor Diocletian, he hid his fellow Christians and prevented them from being caught.
now be inextricably linked to pastel hearts and Hallmark cards, but he’s the patron saint of much more than love.
Bee keepers, plague victims, and epilepsy sufferers also fall under his posthumous jurisdiction.
aint Cecilia is said to have heard heavenly music inside her heart when she was forced to marry the pagan, Valerian.
A wealth of music, art and festivals in honor of St.
Unfortunately, while visiting Sossius in jail, he too was arrested.
While no contemporary sources on his life are preserved, later sources and legends claim that he died during the Great Persecution which ended with Diocletian's retirement in 305.Prayer cards manufactured in Italy identify him as the saint of "miracles," but to most Catholics, he is the Patron Saint associated with the return of lost articles and missing persons.He is petitioned for help in finding almost everything that is lost, from car keys and misplaced papers to a lost job, a lost lover, or s straying partner.The priest was beaten to death and decapitated after being imprisoned.The multiple Valentine identities somehow merged, which accounts for the whole horde of Valentine relics, including numerous skulls.