Month: August 2016

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fátima, or Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima (Nossa Senhora de Fátima), is one of the names by which Mary, mother of Jesus is known and adored around the world. It derives from the Portuguese town of Fatima, where in […]

Holy Family statue

Holy Family statue

With Holy Family we commonly define the family of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph. It is also known as the Family of Nazareth, after the city where they lived. The Holy Family has provided since the beginning of the church the model to which every […]

Lecterns

Lecterns

Lecterns are an essential church supplies. Usually the lectern is placed before the altar, on the presbytery. Its name derives from the greek λογειον, loghĕion, “pulpit” from which it differs in some features. While the pulpit is for the preaching, the lectern serves as a support […]

Liturgical chasubles

Liturgical chasubles

Liturgical chasubles are what the priest wears during the celebration of Holy Mass. It is one of the most important sacred vestments and its use is linked to a specific coding and specific rules. Liturgical chasubles can be of various shapes. It should be worn […]

Metal reliquaries

Metal reliquaries

The metal reliquaries are containers made of different materials and with the most varied forms, designed to contain and preserve the mortal remains of the saints, or what remains of them, like fragments of bones or other body parts. The word “reliquary” comes from the […]

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes

With the Our Lady of Lourdes epithet, Catholic refer to Mary, mother of Jesus, who in 1858 appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous, a fourteen year old peasant who lived in the French town of Lourdes. The girl claimed to have seen a “beautiful Lady” […]

The medal of St. Benedict

The medal of St. Benedict

The medal of St. Benedict is a widespread sacred symbol among the Catholics. It reminds the faithfuls who wear it, the constant presence of God and his protection. On one side of the St. Benedict medal, a cross is depicted on which the Benedictine order’s […]

Prayer Kneelers

Prayer Kneelers

The prayer kneeler belongs to typical furnishings of churches and chapels since the fifteenth century. It is a piece of furniture, usually made of wood, used to kneel and pray. The kneeler can be placed before the tabernacle, an altar, a statue of a saint […]

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is considered the patron saint of all Spanish-speaking Catholics in the world, especially those living in South and North America. Her cult was born in Mexico in the sixteenth century, when the Virgin Mary appeared repeatedly to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an […]