Religion

The fisherman’s ring and the rite that marks the beginning of the pontificate

The fisherman’s ring and the rite that marks the beginning of the pontificate

The Fisherman’s ring is one of the oldest traditions related to the election of the pope. How is it made and what is it for? Few objects related to the religion and rites of Catholicism express a symbolic value and a fullness of meaning and…

Marian Feasts: Here Are All the Annual Celebrations Dedicated to Mary

Marian Feasts: Here Are All the Annual Celebrations Dedicated to Mary

Marian Feasts, All the Faces of Devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus It is not easy to list all the feasts dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. The devotion shown to her by the faithful has always manifested in various ways within the Catholic Church.…

The apparitions of Maria Rosa Mystica and its Sanctuary in Fontanelle

The apparitions of Maria Rosa Mystica and its Sanctuary in Fontanelle

The apparitions of Maria Rosa Mystica to Pierina Gilli have given rise to a strong devotion at the Sanctuary of Rosa Mystica in Montichiari. Here is their story. Among the many Marian apparitions recognized or not by the Catholic Church, those that occurred in Montichiari,…

The main differences between Catholics and Protestants

The main differences between Catholics and Protestants

The differences between Catholics and Protestants are fundamental to the history of the Christian religion and the birth of Europe as we know it. Let’s discover what the main ones are. We know that the Christian religion has developed over the centuries into different religious…

Nard oil from Jerusalem: we discover the benefits of this ancient ointment

Nard oil from Jerusalem: we discover the benefits of this ancient ointment

What is the history of Jerusalem nard oil? For what applications can it be used? Here are all the answers! History of the oil of nard The history of nard oil as a balsamic ointment and perfume is millenary. Already in ancient Egypt it was…

The Camino de Santiago: history and curiosities of one of the most famous religious itineraries

The Camino de Santiago: history and curiosities of one of the most famous religious itineraries

For centuries, the Camino de Santiago has represented one of the most significant pilgrimages of faith that a person can undertake. Let’s see why embarking on it today is still meaningful. Since the year 825 when Alfonso the Chaste, King of Asturias, made a pilgrimage…

The Fathers of the Church: Who They Were and What is Meant by Patristics

The Fathers of the Church: Who They Were and What is Meant by Patristics

The Fathers of the Church are the primary Christian writers, whose works form the foundations of the Church’s doctrine. Let’s get to know them. We have previously discussed the Doctors of the Church, those men and women who, by virtue of their holiness and wisdom,…

The Beloved Disciple: Who was the disciple “loved” by Jesus

The Beloved Disciple: Who was the disciple “loved” by Jesus

Giovanni, the beloved disciple of Jesus. A fisherman, like the brothers Simon Peter and Andrew, he had a special relationship with Christ. Here’s why We have seen on many occasions how much importance Jesus attributed to friendship and how much He valued His friends. This…

Priestly Ordination: Here’s How One Becomes a Priest

Priestly Ordination: Here’s How One Becomes a Priest

With Priestly Ordination, a man becomes a priest in every sense. Here’s how the rite unfolds, how his life changes, and how friends and family can show their support with a unique gift. Today we are discussing Priestly Ordination, one of the seven Sacraments. First,…

Black Madonnas in Italy and around the world: origins and mystery of a cult

Black Madonnas in Italy and around the world: origins and mystery of a cult

For centuries, Black Madonnas have been at the heart of many devotional cults in Italy and beyond. Let’s explore the origins of this particular vision and get to know the Black Madonnas in Italy. When we think of Madonna, if we visualize her in our…

How to furnish a children’s bedroom with religious items: our tips

How to furnish a children’s bedroom with religious items: our tips

How to furnish a children’s bedroom with religious items. Not an easy task, but here are some valuable ideas from our online shop Furnishing a children’s bedroom is no small task. It is necessary to take into account many variables, which are essential to create…

The pilgrim’s credential: how to organize for the Jubilee events

The pilgrim’s credential: how to organize for the Jubilee events

The Pilgrim’s Credential is a precious and indispensable document for anyone wishing to undertake a devotional pilgrimage. That’s why it’s essential to obtain it given the Jubilee 2025. With the Jubilee 2025 and the many pilgrimage itineraries planned for those who want to take part,…

The Seven Churches Tour: pilgrimage itineraries for the Jubilee

The Seven Churches Tour: pilgrimage itineraries for the Jubilee

The Seven Churches Tour is an ancient devotional itinerary still undertaken by believers today. A pilgrimage to plan ahead of the 2025 Jubilee The Seven Churches Tour is a fascinating route of devotion that stretches for about 20 kilometres, touching the seven most significant basilicas…

Saintly Pilgrims: 8 Patron Saints of Pilgrims and Travelers

Saintly Pilgrims: 8 Patron Saints of Pilgrims and Travelers

Saintly pilgrims are saints for whom the experience of pilgrimage has been so significant that it became the very reason for their sanctity. Who are the saintly pilgrims? The religious practice of pilgrimage has very ancient origins and has been a widely used tool of…

Jubilee Churches, pilgrimage destinations not to be missed during the Jubilee

Jubilee Churches, pilgrimage destinations not to be missed during the Jubilee

Jubilee Churches are those equipped with a Holy Door, through which, during the Jubilee, one can obtain plenary indulgence. Here’s which ones they are and when they will be opened. In anticipation of the upcoming Jubilee, which will begin in Rome on December 24, 2024,…

What is the Jubilee: Let’s Prepare for a New Holy Year

What is the Jubilee: Let’s Prepare for a New Holy Year

What is the Jubilee? How often is it celebrated? In anticipation of the Holy Year 2025, let’s discover the origin of this centuries-old devotional practice. In preparation for 2025, it’s important to understand what the Jubilee is. The Jubilee, or Holy Year, is a special…

The Meaning of the Jubilee 2025 Logo: Pilgrims of Hope

The Meaning of the Jubilee 2025 Logo: Pilgrims of Hope

The logo of the Jubilee 2025 has been unveiled, chosen from nearly three hundred proposals. A symbol of hope and fraternity that will guide us in the faith pilgrimage of the Holy Year. As preparations for the Holy Year 2025 are underway, with the rich…

Santa Caterina da Siena: Patroness of Italy

Santa Caterina da Siena: Patroness of Italy

Santa Caterina da Siena, from a woman of the people to an advisor to Popes and princes. Courageous, wise, and completely devoted to Christ. Let’s get to know better the patroness of Italy. Thinking of Caterina da Siena, the first reflection that arises is how…