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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 […]

Miniature food for your nativity

Miniature food for your nativity

It’s the small details that make everything special. This is true in every creative, artistic and even culinary sector. The art of the nativity, both with its centuries-old tradition from artisans and excellent masters and its yearly renovation in homes, is not an exception. For […]

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

Christmas is getting nearer and children are buzzing, waiting to pull the first nativity statues out from the loft. Today we want to talk to you about the Nativity itself and 10 interesting things about of the most important Christmas symbols. Etymology of the word […]

Build your own Nativity Scene

Build your own Nativity Scene

Our country has a very illustrious and ancient tradition when it comes to nativity scenes. Since the medieval period, there has been a tradition of recreating scenes inspired by the night that baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It is a custom that expresses deep […]

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Maybe not everyone knows that Dyker Heights is a pretty residential neighbourhood in Brooklyn, which famous in the mid-80s for its very unique character. In fact, every year its residents begin a true decoration race in preparation for Christmas, rushing to be the first to […]

The monastic community of Camaldoli

The monastic community of Camaldoli

The Monastery of Camaldoli is in the heart of a secular forest, in one of the wild and impenetrable areas of the central Appennine ridge. It was built there in 1024, on the Tosco-romagnolo Apennines near Arezzo, by San Romualdo, a monk and Benedictine abbot, […]

The expressiveness of the Willow Tree collection

The expressiveness of the Willow Tree collection

The uniqueness that embodies the enchanting works of Susan Lordi, an American artist from Kansan City, most likely resides in their infinite expressiveness. It may sound like a contradiction for those who know her work. In fact, the feature that’s immediately evident when admiring these […]

Pope John Paul II: 10 curiosities you might not know

Pope John Paul II: 10 curiosities you might not know

Pope John Paul II, or Pope Wojtyla, made the history of the twentieth century with his pontificate. He directed the Church for 27 years, establishing relationships with rulers and heads of state, taking part in the most significant events of our time with his constant presence […]

The host in the Eucharistic celebration

The host in the Eucharistic celebration

The host is the unleavened bread that symbolizes the body of Christ during the celebration of the Eucharist, the celebration which started by Jesus during the Last Supper. In fact, the host is not just a vehicle between us and Jesus, but, after the consecration it becomes […]

The funeral from classic Greece to our day

The funeral from classic Greece to our day

A person’s death has always represented an important moment in any human community since the origins of civilization. For this reason, funeral rites have always existed to celebrate this transition. These rituals change over time, and depending on geographical location, civil and religious costumes of […]