Yes, true hope is only born from the Blood of Christ and blood poured out for him. There is blood which is the sign of death, but there is also blood that expresses love and life. The Blood of Jesus and the blood of the Martyrs, like that of your own beloved Patron Saint Januarius, is a source of new life ~ Pope Benedict XVI.

Saint Januarius, you laid down your life for your faith after being arrested for charitably visiting your friends in prison. Your love is inspiring, as is your courage. Please pray for us, that we will find great inspiration in your witness and seek to imitate your selflessness and courage in our own life. Saint Januarius, pray for us! (My Catholic Life)