Month: March 2017

Commemorate the painful journey of Christ through the Way of the Cross

Commemorate the painful journey of Christ through the Way of the Cross

The Via Crucis or Way of the Cross, traces the Passion of Christ and his path towards Mount Golgotha to be crucified. Pilgrims visiting Jerusalem since ancient times celebrated this ritual: they covered the route from Pilate Palace to the mountain and to the Holy […]

Using incense in liturgy

Using incense in liturgy

The smell of incense has always been tied to the field of spirituality and ritual, not only in the Catholic Christian religion, but in all religions. The act of burning incense, precious material, reserved for altars of the gods and for the table of the […]

The first sacrament of a youth faithful: Baptism

The first sacrament of a youth faithful: Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament that the young faithful approaches. It is a time of great celebration for the whole family, with which it celebrates its entrance into a fuller life, accompanying him in his first steps to the discovery of spirituality. Like any celebration, […]

Give voice to your faith with prayer rings

Give voice to your faith with prayer rings

Prayer is a moment of absolute intimacy that every believer experiences in a unique and personal way. It comes from a movement of the soul, a need of the heart, and marks the day alongside and intertwined with commitments, thoughts, and daily vicissitudes. The hectic […]

The Fatebenefratelli: the friars of the Order of St. John of God Hospital

The Fatebenefratelli: the friars of the Order of St. John of God Hospital

Fatebenefratelli is the popular term used for the monks belonging to the Hospital Order of St. John of God. The name comes from the Italian phrase: “Do good to yourselves, brothers, for love of God” with which St John of God, founder of the order, […]

How to use an oil lamp completely safely: 5 tips

How to use an oil lamp completely safely: 5 tips

The use of oil lamps is very old. It dates back to Greek civilisation, and is also documented in the Mediterranean regions by the Phoenicians or the Romans, already many centuries before the birth of Christ. In ancient times, oil lamps were simple flat containers […]

The symbology of the orthodox cross

The symbology of the orthodox cross

The Orthodox cross is a particular version of the cross, characterised by some symbolic elements that make it unique to its kind. It is divided into a vertical line crossed by three diagonal bars. In a stylised way, these bars represent the crucifixion of Jesus: […]

The colours of the Catholic liturgy and their meaning

The colours of the Catholic liturgy and their meaning

The liturgical vestments of Catholic priests during religious celebrations and the many sacred vestments used by them, differs according to a range of colours that have a precise symbolic meaning. The colours of liturgical vestments, such as the cope, chasuble, dalmatic and the stole, refer […]

The great master of spirituality, St. Francis de Sales

The great master of spirituality, St. Francis de Sales

The Patron Saint of Journalists, an eminent figure of the Counter Reformation and the French Catholic mystic, St. Francis de Sales was an authoritative doctor of the Church, but a man of his time first. Born in 1567 and raised in a family of ancient […]