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NYC - Little Italy: Franciscan Fathers Church of Most Precious Blood

This out of place looking structure on Mulberry Street is actually the administrative offices of the Church of Most Precious Blood, which is on Baxter Street. The blood is that of Saint Januarius or San Gennaro, whose feast is anually celebrated on this street. In Naples, a substance thought to be the saint's 1,700-year-old blood regularly liquifies in what is said to be a miraculous fashion. The church was barred from operating the popular feast, since it was being used as a front by the Genovese family.

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Taken on December 23, 2006