Month: February 2017

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, […]

The importance of the tabernacle in the Catholic Church

The importance of the tabernacle in the Catholic Church

The tabernacle is the place of the church that holds the ciborium containing the Eucharist. This makes the tabernacle the heart and the cornerstone of each church; it is the reference of those who come to pray and worship the body of Christ even outside […]

St. Agnes: story of a virgin and martyr

St. Agnes: story of a virgin and martyr

St. Agnes is the patron of virgins, fiancées and girls of marriageable age. Inevitably, if we think of her history, it is as tragic as it is poignant. She was a young girl belonging to one of the most powerful aristocratic families of Rome, who, […]

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 […]

Russian painted eggs: symbol of the Resurrection of Christ

Russian painted eggs: symbol of the Resurrection of Christ

The egg is always, in every culture, a symbol of life. The tradition of giving real eggs painted or made of various materials, is both religious and secular in all countries. It has origins in paganism: the egg as a symbol of rebirth and fertility, […]

Religious marble statues in Christian tradition

Religious marble statues in Christian tradition

The production of religious marble statues belongs to the artistic tradition of Christianity dating back to the antiquity. Particularly in Italy, the influence of firstly Greek then Roman sculpture decisively influenced the evolution of religious art. The models and the classical pagan and Roman sculpture […]

Immaculate Virgin Mary as a symbol of the Redemption

Immaculate Virgin Mary as a symbol of the Redemption

The immaculate Mary is a definition of the Virgin Mary that highlights her lack of original sin from birth. Namely, the immaculate Virgin Mary was born without original sin, contrary to what the Church states for all other human beings. Her conception was normal, like […]

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 […]

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 […]

The story of St. John the Baptist

The story of St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is one of the most important figures, not only for the Catholic Christian religion, but in general, for all Christian Churches and Islam, which considers him one of the most important prophets that preceded Muhammad. The Lord Himself said that nobody […]

Pitchers for manuterges in religious ceremonies

Pitchers for manuterges in religious ceremonies

The act of washing has always played a very important role in religious ceremonies. Judaism has spread real baths, which go back to the baptism of John the Baptist, while the Koran prescribes the washing of the face, arms and feet before prayer. As part […]