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An ancient vial of 'miracle' blood failed to liquefy, and that's a bad omen for 2017
12-21-2016, 07:51 PM #1
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Naples, Italy, Dec 19, 2016 / 12:06 pm (CNA).- Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.

“We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, ANSA reports.

The blood belongs to St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/s...ays-74307/

The relic failed to liquefy in September 1939, when World War II broke out; during a cholera outbreak in Naples in 1973; and in 1980, the year of a deadly earthquake, Italy's La Stampa newspaper says.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/668384/an...-omen-2017

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12-21-2016, 08:11 PM #2
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damned.gif If you believe in miracles, this isn't going to do much for your future outlook.
On the other hand...

Quote:While the Catholic Church has always supported the celebrations, it has never formulated an official statement on the phenomenon and maintains a neutral stance about scientific investigations.[22] It does not permit the vials to be opened, for fear that doing so may cause irreparable damage. This makes close analysis impossible. Nevertheless, a spectroscopic analysis performed in 1902 by Sperindeo claimed that the spectrum was consistent with hemoglobin.[24] A later analysis, with similar conclusions, was carried out by a team in 1989.[27] However, the reliability of these observations has been questioned.[13] While clotted blood can be liquefied by mechanical stirring, the resulting suspension cannot solidify again.[13]

Measurements made in 1900 and 1904 claimed that the ampoules’ weight increased by up to 28 grams during liquefaction. However, later measurements with a precision balance, performed over five years, failed to detect any variation.[13]

Various suggestions for the content’s composition have been advanced, such as a material that is photosensitive, hygroscopic, or has a low melting point.[28][29][30] However, these explanations run into technical difficulties, such as the variability of the phenomenon and its lack of correlation to ambient temperature.[13]

A recent hypothesis by Garlaschelli & al. is that the vial contains a thixotropic gel,[13][31] he[who?] also explained on the Blood Miracle of Riddles of the Dead series on National Geographic Channel.[32] In such a substance viscosity increases if left unstirred and decreases if stirred or moved. Researchers have proposed specifically a suspension of hydrated iron oxide, FeO(OH), which reproduces the color and behavior of the ‘blood’ in the ampoule.[33] The suspension can be prepared from simple chemicals that would have been easily available locally since antiquity.[34][35]

In 2010, Giuseppe Geraci, a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Naples’s Frederick II University, conducted an experiment on a vial containing of old blood—a relic dating back to the 18th century from the Eremo di Camaldoli near Arezzo in Tuscany—having the same characteristics of the blood of St. Januarius.[36] Prof. Geraci showed that the Camaldoli relic also contains blood that can change its solid-liquid phase by shaking.[37] He further reproduced the phenomenon with his own blood stored in the same conditions as the Camaldoli relic,[38] arguing in the end that “there’s blood, no miracle”.[37]

Read more: http://www.mysticpost.com/2016/12/627-ye...ster-2017/

There's a pretty in depth article at the link. These old relics have always fascinated me. If SHTF again this year, it would certainly be strange, to say the least.

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12-21-2016, 10:58 PM #3
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from the comments under the article:

Paul Wrote:So, I'm looking at news this morning, and see this about a mega-volcano under Naples that is showing signs of activity...



http://phys.org/news/2016-12-naples-astr...lcano.html

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12-21-2016, 11:37 PM #4
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That would certainly be a bad thing for Naples

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12-22-2016, 12:05 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(12-21-2016, 10:58 PM)failboat Wrote:  from the comments under the article:

Paul Wrote:So, I'm looking at news this morning, and see this about a mega-volcano under Naples that is showing signs of activity...



http://phys.org/news/2016-12-naples-astr...lcano.html

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That might be a bit too much instant karma
I'm looking for WW III or Lava.
I realize these things are a matter of faith, but you have to look into all possible scientific explanations before any conclusion that involves miracles can even be hinted at.

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12-22-2016, 12:53 AM #6
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Run for your lives Kim Kardashian's ass is going to explode !

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12-22-2016, 02:12 AM #7
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(12-22-2016, 12:53 AM)Russian Agent Gumby Wrote:  Run for your lives Kim Kardashian's ass is going to explode !

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12-22-2016, 03:09 AM #8
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12-22-2016, 12:59 PM #9
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(12-22-2016, 02:12 AM)Totie Wrote:  
(12-22-2016, 12:53 AM)Russian Agent Gumby Wrote:  Run for your lives Kim Kardashian's ass is going to explode !

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Hahahaha... great gif

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12-22-2016, 04:03 PM #10
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(12-22-2016, 12:59 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(12-22-2016, 02:12 AM)Totie Wrote:  
(12-22-2016, 12:53 AM)Russian Agent Gumby Wrote:  Run for your lives Kim Kardashian's ass is going to explode !

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chuckle.gif The horror!

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Hahahaha... great gif

Thank God for St Gennaro , I say.
Italy is naturally blessed with the best and most miraculous saints in the whole world

No other Country comes near...I mean England boasts a few saints but they are Anglicans so they don't perform miracles.

America has only 1 single saint and she was an Italian immigrant as well.

Napoli is a city of third world standards, ranking just a notch below Calcutta.
And this has been achieved due in great part to the barrage of daily miracles performed by St Gennaro.

Just imagine a Napoli without divine daily miracles??
scary!!
12-22-2016, 07:35 PM #11
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It's due to the vine ripe tomatoes, basil and Parmesan cheese that can be found in the wild in Italy.
Nobody in Finland or Russia does that crap 'cause all there is... is root vegetables. I mean, try raising the dead with a rutabaga.

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