Month: August 2016

Candle holder

Candle holder

The candle holder is a church supply in every church and placed on the altar. It is a candle holder intended to support a single candle. Its use dates back to the very origins of the church, and is clearly linked and indissoluble to the […]

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 […]

Liturgical stoles

Liturgical stoles

The liturgical stoles are a vestment worn by deacons, priests and bishops just under the chasuble. In particular, the deacons wear the liturgical stoles on the shoulders, passing on the left shoulder and tying them under the right arm; priests and bishops wear them simply […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]