Religion

Pentecost: the day when we celebrate the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church

Pentecost: the day when we celebrate the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church

Pentecost is perhaps, after Easter, one of the most important festivities of the Catholic Church. It’s the celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Most Holy Trinity, after the Resurrection of Jesus and, in a sense, the very birth […]

The role of the priest in the Holy Communion

The role of the priest in the Holy Communion

The role of the priest in the Communion’s preparations is important and complex in its gestures, words and symbols, defined since the origins of the Church in a precise and recurring ritual. The purpose of this ritual is to prepare the group of Faithful to […]

5 questions and 5 answers to the altar wine

5 questions and 5 answers to the altar wine

During the Last Supper, Jesus offered his disciples bread and wine, celebrating therefore the first Eucharist. Bread becomes body, wine becomes blood, in a solemn ritual that transcends every human understanding, but which has been renewed every day for thousands of years, throughout the world, […]

Combine elegance and faith: Discovering the Holyart Jewelery

Combine elegance and faith: Discovering the Holyart Jewelery

Who said that you can’t combine beauty, elegance and faith into a single, perfect combination? Holyart has tried to do so with its collection of exclusive jewels handmade by Italian jewelery masters, beautiful to wear and unique. These are jewels made of gold, silver, hard […]

Here are some gift ideas for your wedding day

Here are some gift ideas for your wedding day

The wedding day is a very important, precious, and unique moment. It definitely is so for those who get married and see their dream of love coming to life with the person they chose to be their companion or partner for life. It is also […]

The Dominican’s Rosary Movement

The Dominican’s Rosary Movement

The Dominican’s Rosary Movement shows both the desire for community devotion and the desire to promote Dominican Spirituality and the philosophy of love linked to the Holy Rosary. Dominicans daily lives involve searching for truth and intimacy with Jesus, pursued by daily actions, but above […]

Veneration of sacred images

Veneration of sacred images

The Catholic Church has always used sacred images and statues for the practice of worship. Naturally it doesn’t come to mind that the first Christians were forced to hide their faith and to lead their worshipping in secret places, where, at most, they could use […]

The cult of Divine Mercy

The cult of Divine Mercy

The cult of Divine Mercy started rather late. It was a cult started by Maria Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun canonized in 2000 by Pope John Paul II. A member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Virgin Mary of Mercy, Sister Faustina showed […]

Christian symbols and their meanings

Christian symbols and their meanings

The main idea of Christian religious symbolism was born from the desire to idolize banned images in early Christianity and the need to hide this worship. The early Christians had to resort to symbolic representations, signs, abstract forms like the cross, the stylized fish, in […]

The origins of Easter

The origins of Easter

Easter is perhaps the most important of Christian holidays. Present in all practices, it reminds and celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus. Its origins are lost in time and its reminiscences and rites remind not only of the Jewish Easter, but also of ancient pagan cults. […]

Tapestry: What is it and how it’s made

Tapestry: What is it and how it’s made

Tapestry is an extremely ancient art form which has been present in all cultures in the world for millennia. The oldest tapestries date back to ancient Egypt, and some were also found in pre-Columbian America and the enduring remnants of the ancient Asian empires. The […]

The great tradition of holy Romanian icons

The great tradition of holy Romanian icons

Sacred Romanian icons are derived from ancient Byzantine tradition. It is a way of interpreting the sacred representation closer to western sensitivity compared to other forms of art of the same kind. Used colours are generally warm and intense, the outlines of a mobile and […]