Month: June 2017

Sant’Agostino d’Ippona: philosopher, bishop and theologian

Sant’Agostino d’Ippona: philosopher, bishop and theologian

Very few men of faith can be compared to Sant’Agostino d’Ippona. He was not only a great theologian and bishop, philosopher and doctor of the Church. Sant’Agostino d’Ippona put his higher sensitivity and genius in the service of Faith as a priest, but also as […]

13 May 2017 – Fatima’s centenary

13 May 2017 – Fatima’s centenary

On 13 May, faithful throughout the world celebrated the Holiday of Our Lady of Fatima. This year, however, it was a very special celebration: it was the centenary of Mary’s first appearance to the three shepherds Francesco, Jacinta and Lucia. On May 13th, 1917, the […]

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, […]

Birth and evolution of confraternities: from Roman times to today

Birth and evolution of confraternities: from Roman times to today

Confraternities are associations of laic Christians who decide to gather together to promote aggregation, increase devotion and worship, and perform charity, penance and catechesis. They’ve existed since the origins of Christianity in Roman times, and quite likely the first confraternities took inspiration from secular institutions […]