Sunday, December 18, 2016

Neapolitan Christmas ... not looking good.

San Gennaro

This year, the blood of St. Januarius did not liquefy on the anniversary of the 1631 eruption of Vesuvius ...

In 1631 on December 16, a disastrous eruption of Vesuvius occurred, and therefore each December 16 the relic is brought out for veneration with the expectation - hope - that the blood will liquefy.  It didn't this year.  Throughout history, the blood has remained solid and not liquefied several times.  Historically, each failure to liquefy presaged some crises; the outbreak of plague, war, famine, civil unrest, and/or of course, the eruption of Vesuvius.  Immediately before WWII in 1939, the blood failed to liquefy again. - Story here.

The eruption of Vesuvius in 1631 - Domenico Gargiulo.

With all the talk of war these days, I'm thinking it may be a warning along that line.  It could be Vesuvius though - it's been a long time for that, and volcanoes around the world are active.

I'm just hoping it has nothing to do with Charlie Johnston's predictions or Locutions to the World stuff.



  1. Walked the streets of Pompeii a month ago and wondered when the next eruption would bury it all once again. 2017 portends many events of great consequence for us all.

  2. you started interest with your post! You're the first one & late at that too! now the news on the blood is on Drudge! DOOM DOOM DOOM!

    1. I just saw a report somewhere that Vesuvius is rumbling.


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