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Liturgical candles: when and why they are important

Liturgical candles: when and why they are important

Light has always had a very deep and essential meaning for men. There is no religion that hasn’t made it a key element in its mythology, no civilization that hasn’t celebrated it as an assimilable, if not overlapping, element to the very concept of life. […]

Prayer rings: a gift made with faith and love

Prayer rings: a gift made with faith and love

Among the sacred objects that can be worn, prayer rings deserve a special mention. The symbolism of the ring is complex and has its roots in ancient traditions, drawn from various cultures and civilizations. It seems that rings have been widespread since the Bronze Age, […]

Electric candles: when a cult loses its sacredness

Electric candles: when a cult loses its sacredness

When we think of a church, the first image that is formed in our mind is probably that of a known religious building, with a bell tower, the Cathedral of our city, or perhaps a place of worship that is particularly dear to us for […]

Trees and plants in the Christian tradition

Trees and plants in the Christian tradition

In ancient times, the relationship between man and nature was much closer than itis today. Everyday life was inextricably linked to the alternation of the seasons, atmospheric precipitations, excessive heat, or excessive cold. Our ancestors certainly did not live an easy existence, victims of a […]

The hour of Mercy

The hour of Mercy

Mercy This is a word that often comes up when we talk about Our Lord. Mercy: origin and meaning The term derives from the Latin misereor (I have mercy) and cor -cordis (heart), but conceptually it has always existed, in the context of the Christian […]

The various meanings of liturgical clothing

The various meanings of liturgical clothing

The term liturgical clothes, or  liturgical vestments, generally indicates the clothing used by priests of various ranks in the context of religious ceremonies and festivals. These clothes differ in various characteristics and, in particular, vary in colour, depending on the time of year and the […]

The apparitions of Our Lady of Guadaloupe

The apparitions of Our Lady of Guadaloupe

By the Apparitions of Guadalupe, we refer to the four appearances of Our Lady to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec convert to Christianity. These apparitions took place within a few days of each other in December 1531, on Tepeyac hill, near Mexico City. The definition […]

The cult of Archangel St. Michael

The cult of Archangel St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel is one of the three archangels recognized by Christianity, and not just that. His figure is in fact the object of worship and veneration also by other professions of faith, such as Judaism and Islam. Indeed, he is recognised by all […]

The roles of Altar Servers

The roles of Altar Servers

Altar Servers, more commonly known as altar boys, are children or teenagers who assist a priest during Mass. Their name comes from the Latin word “ministrare” which means ‘’to serve’’. Their role is recognized by the Conciliar Constitution as an integral part of the liturgic […]

Way of the Cross for children: how to tell your child about the 14 stations

Way of the Cross for children: how to tell your child about the 14 stations

It is not easy to explain certain things to a child. Not even for modern children, used to witnessing impressive scenes on television every day, bombarded on all sides by disturbing images, suggestions, media solicitations completely disrespectful of their age, the fragile condition of their […]

Sacred or profane favours?

Sacred or profane favours?

Baptisms, Communions, Marriages: what do these three occasions have in common? We guess that the first thing that for many of you, the first thing that came to mind was: the favours. And it’s perfectly true. On the occasion of all these celebrations, it is traditional […]

Catholic gifts for your child’s godfather and godmother

Catholic gifts for your child’s godfather and godmother

We have already discussed the importance of the figures of the Godfather and Godmother on the occasion of a Confirmation. Their role is really important, and not just on the occasion of the sacrament itself. The Godfather and Godmother for the Confirmation will have to remain […]