Month: June 2016

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

The life and Christian experience of St. Anthony of Padua arises in an era of great historical, social and spiritual changes. It would be impossible to understand the depth and the meaning of this great figure of Catholicism without taking into account the historical environment […]

Votive Candles

Votive Candles

Votive candles are of great importance in all religions of the world, but in the Christian one, they take such a strong symbolic meaning that they have become over the centuries an indispensable element both in celebrations and in the decoration of churches and places […]

Church supplies

Church supplies

With Church Supplies we mean the set of objects that are used to worship, especially for the celebration of the Eucharist, but also to adorn the altar, the church and the person of the priest (in this case we speak more properly of liturgical vestments), […]

Saint Rita of Cascia

Saint Rita of Cascia

Saint Rita of Cascia was an Augustinian nun who lived in 1400. Born in Cascia (PG), was beatified 180 years after her death and proclaimed Saint after 453 years. Saint Rita is the subject of an extraordinary popular devotion, and is certainly one of the […]

Metal ciborium

Metal ciborium

The word ‘ciborium‘ probably comes from the Greek πυξίς, generic name for any vessel intended to contain small objects. It was mostly hardwood boxes but soon came used to define containers of metal or clay, ivory or bone. In the Middle Ages people began to […]

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Hard to write something new about Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints and revered by the Catholic Church, proclaimed along with Saint Catherine of Siena the main patron saint of Italy by Pope Pius XII. Moreover, it is no coincidence. St. […]

Metal chalice

Metal chalice

Metal chalice is indispensable and important furnishings for the celebration. In fact, it is in the consecrated chalice that transubstantiation happens, and the wine becomes the blood of Christ. The uniqueness and greatness of this revelation has led over the centuries to the need for […]

Processional crosses

Processional crosses

Processional crosses are mounted on long beams, which allow you to carry them in procession; are carried by an altar boy or a minor priest and usually lead the procession. In most cases, once you enter the church and reach the presbytery, processional crosses are set […]

Travel mass kits

Travel mass kits

Travel mass kits are indispensable objects for modern priests, called much more than their colleagues of the past, to be ready to celebrate Mass everywhere, in different environments, often not equipped for this purpose. This makes inevitable the endowment of travel mass kits, real kits […]

The Miraculous Madonna

The Miraculous Madonna

With Miraculous Madonna, the Catholic Church defines a miracle that took place in the Church of Saints James and Philip in Taggia, in the province of Imperia. Here, in 1855, while the population was gathered in prayer, the faithful noticed the eyes of a plaster […]