Month: May 2016

Liturgical vestments

Liturgical vestments

With Liturgical Vestments, or Sacred Vestments we intend all clothes and linens, vestments and altar cloths used during mass celebrations from clergy. “Liturgical Vestment” has taken over in time of the previous definition “Sacred Vestment”, especially after the Liturgical Reform. Apparel has an important role […]

The Communion chalice

The Communion chalice

The practise of passing round a chalice during a meal, from which all those present drink as a sign of communion, is as ancient as humanity itself. For a Christian, there is no greater moment than the communion of the Eucharist, when the bread of […]

Virgin Mary Statues

Virgin Mary Statues

Amongst the various duties of a good Christian, the veneration of the Virgin Mary is the one which above all, gives voice to a need. The intrinsic need in the heart of every man, throughout time, to be able to turn to a benevolent and infinitely […]

Metal Monstrance: the liturgical function UK

Metal Monstrance: the liturgical function UK

The word in Italian for monstrance ‘ostensorio’ derives from the Latin ostendĕre, which means to show. This has always been the function of this particular sacred object. Since the beginning, the intention behind its creation was to show the Body of Christ in the most […]