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The cassock in the Catholic Church

The cassock in the Catholic Church

Religious clothes have always been considered a sort of ‘uniform’ requested to priests to differentiate themselves from the common people. This is because since the origins of religion, there was the need to identify members of their communities even based on specific clothing. In particular, […]

Thuribles in liturgical function

Thuribles in liturgical function

The term ‘censer‘ comes from the Latin thus, Thuris “incense.” This is also the origin of censer’s synonym is derived: it is sometimes called ‘incense‘. In Latin, it was also referred to as thymiaterium, incensorium, and fumigatorium. The thurible is a metal container, usually a […]

Ancient Russian icons: humanity’s heritage

Ancient Russian icons: humanity’s heritage

Ancient Russian Icons are paintings of inestimable value and absolute beauty. Only revealed to the world in the early 1900s during an exhibition in Paris, they won unanimous approval and were immediately recognised as not only part of Russian heritage, but as something that belongs […]

The cult of Mary Help of Christians

The cult of Mary Help of Christians

Mary has always been seen as the ideal mediator between God and men, the one who, by her very nature, can take to the ears of our Heavenly Father the pain, afflictions, prayers of his children. With the name of Mary Help of Christians, from […]

The beneficial properties of natural incense

The beneficial properties of natural incense

Incense has been used by mankind for thousands of years, since the ancient civilisations of Africa and Asia. Its extraordinary effects on the body and mind have caused it to be considered from the beginning a kind of miraculous substance, suitable to the adoration of […]

How to decorate the table at Christmas

How to decorate the table at Christmas

Christmas is the holiday that more than any other influences every year all aspects of daily life. Even those who choose not to celebrate it cannot help but be fascinated, be wrapped and infected by the atmosphere that is created in the streets, in shops, […]

The Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict

The Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict

The Order of St. Benedict covers all autonomous monasteries and congregations who live according to the rule established by St. Benedict of Norcia. That rule, drawn up by the Holy and asserted 1817 onwards is based on the motto Ora et labora, pray and work. […]

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make …

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make …

It is always good idea to be able to build a homemade nativity scene, customising and enriching it with unique details, populating it with figures chosen on the basis of their own experience, childhood memories, or just for the sake of finding something familiar and […]

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

For today’s children, accustomed to a constant and often too hectic flow of information, it is not easy to understand the true spirit of Christmas. For many of them it is just an opportunity to receive gifts and special attention, but it would be really […]

10 characters that cannot be missing from your nativity

10 characters that cannot be missing from your nativity

When St. Francis of Assisi had the idea of reproducing the birth of Jesus, his intention was to make an important and beautiful passage of the Gospels available to the poor and illiterate, unable to read for themselves the events which are so valuable for […]

Sleeping Saint Joseph: Pope Francis’ patron saint

Sleeping Saint Joseph: Pope Francis’ patron saint

The human and religious history of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Pope Francis, has been linked from the outset to a particular figure dear to Christians all around the world: that of St. Joseph. A thin connections, made of often fortuitous coincidences and a chain […]

Minimalist nativity for a Modern and Chic Christmas

Minimalist nativity for a Modern and Chic Christmas

Everyone has their own nativity. Not everyone sticks to the traditional nativity scene, which, we understand, is derived from many regional traditions in our country, like the Neapolitan terracotta nativity, or the wooden one from Val Gardena, the Lecce papier-mâché nativity or the ones in […]