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Miniature food for your nativity

Miniature food for your nativity

It’s the small details that make everything special. This is true in every creative, artistic and even culinary sector. The art of the nativity, both with its centuries-old tradition from artisans and excellent masters and its yearly renovation in homes, is not an exception. For […]

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

Christmas is getting nearer and children are buzzing, waiting to pull the first nativity statues out from the loft. Today we want to talk to you about the Nativity itself and 10 interesting things about of the most important Christmas symbols. Etymology of the word […]

Build your own Nativity Scene

Build your own Nativity Scene

Our country has a very illustrious and ancient tradition when it comes to nativity scenes. Since the medieval period, there has been a tradition of recreating scenes inspired by the night that baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It is a custom that expresses deep […]

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Maybe not everyone knows that Dyker Heights is a pretty residential neighbourhood in Brooklyn, which famous in the mid-80s for its very unique character. In fact, every year its residents begin a true decoration race in preparation for Christmas, rushing to be the first to […]

The monastic community of Camaldoli

The monastic community of Camaldoli

The Monastery of Camaldoli is in the heart of a secular forest, in one of the wild and impenetrable areas of the central Appennine ridge. It was built there in 1024, on the Tosco-romagnolo Apennines near Arezzo, by San Romualdo, a monk and Benedictine abbot, […]

The expressiveness of the Willow Tree collection

The expressiveness of the Willow Tree collection

The uniqueness that embodies the enchanting works of Susan Lordi, an American artist from Kansan City, most likely resides in their infinite expressiveness. It may sound like a contradiction for those who know her work. In fact, the feature that’s immediately evident when admiring these […]

Pope John Paul II: 10 curiosities you might not know

Pope John Paul II: 10 curiosities you might not know

Pope John Paul II, or Pope Wojtyla, made the history of the twentieth century with his pontificate. He directed the Church for 27 years, establishing relationships with rulers and heads of state, taking part in the most significant events of our time with his constant presence […]

The host in the Eucharistic celebration

The host in the Eucharistic celebration

The host is the unleavened bread that symbolizes the body of Christ during the celebration of the Eucharist, the celebration which started by Jesus during the Last Supper. In fact, the host is not just a vehicle between us and Jesus, but, after the consecration it becomes […]

The funeral from classic Greece to our day

The funeral from classic Greece to our day

A person’s death has always represented an important moment in any human community since the origins of civilization. For this reason, funeral rites have always existed to celebrate this transition. These rituals change over time, and depending on geographical location, civil and religious costumes of […]

A sweet gift for your baby: candy and confectionery from the Monasteries

A sweet gift for your baby: candy and confectionery from the Monasteries

Monasteries are not just places of gathering, spirituality, and prayer. Over the centuries the monks who lived there have deeply interacted with the surrounding area, learning to exploit its features and producing what’s necessary for their sustenance. Some monks decided to focus on a sweet […]

The ancient tradition of painted Greek icons

The ancient tradition of painted Greek icons

The term ‘icon’ describes a sacred painting depicted on board. Actually, the word could be used for any image, regardless of materials and techniques that were used. But generally speaking, works on board produced in the Byzantine and Slavic cultures fall into this definition. The […]

Saint Paul of Tarso: story of a missionary

Saint Paul of Tarso: story of a missionary

Saint Paul of Tarso can be considered the first great missionary of the Christian Church. His work as proselyte and contribution to spreading the Gospel throughout the Mediterranean find no equal. His excellence is even more remarkable because of his conversion, from the fierce persecutor […]