Saints and blessed

Mother Teresa symbol of charity

Mother Teresa symbol of charity

What if our most important and sincere purpose was charity towards others? Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a master in this. The holiday season predisposes each of us to reflect on many aspects of life that we tend not to dwell on too much during…

The Canticle of the Creatures of St. Francis

The Canticle of the Creatures of St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most loved and venerated saints by the Catholic Church. Close to the poor, brother of the least, he made love for all God’s creatures his life mission and the emblem of his faith. The Canticle of the…

The night of San Lorenzo: the night of shooting stars

The night of San Lorenzo: the night of shooting stars

The night of San Lorenzo is awaited every year with trepidation by countless people. Some await it for astronomical interest, some because it is an exceptionally romantic night, some to express their devotion to San Lorenzo. But what makes this night so special from multiple…

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, protector of all Spanish-speaking people and patron of America. Situated on Mount Tepeyac in Mexico City, it is one of the most visited places of cult in the world. Where does…

The miracles of Saint Gerard Majella

The miracles of Saint Gerard Majella

The miracles of Saint Gerard Majella let the world know the human and spiritual story of this exceptional young man. Let’s find out more about the saint Patron of Basilicata, protector of pregnant women, mothers and children. Gerard Majella was born in a modest family…

What is the Scapular?

What is the Scapular?

The scapular has evolved throughout time, from being a work garment for monks to becoming a devotional object used also by lay people. What is its meaning? And most of all, how can we wear it without falling into error? At the beginning, the scapular…

Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis

Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ pacific revolution. On the fifth anniversary of his election, recently celebrated, let’s see how the Church has changed and if it is changing under the lead of this special man. ‘There is nothing greater and more fruitful than love: it bestows all dignity…

Saint Teresa of Avila: Spanish nun and mystic

Saint Teresa of Avila: Spanish nun and mystic

Saint Teresa of Avila was a Spanish nun and mystic. One of the few women declared a Doctor of the Church, she reformed the Carmelite order and proposed a model of faith based on the friendship between man and God and on a deeply human…

The halo: origins and meaning

The halo: origins and meaning

Symbol of light and grace given directly by God, the Saints halo expresses their bliss status and the divine majesty they are appointed with. The saints halo, the nimbus, the vesica piscis (or almond). The irradiating light has been present in art illustrations since very…

Garden statues: how to choose your outside religious garden statue

Garden statues: how to choose your outside religious garden statue

Garden statues, an ancient but yet current tradition. Enrich your garden with garden statues depicting sacred subjects, made of resin, wood, stone and marble Decorate your garden with outside statues. How to choose the most appropriate garden statues for your taste and inclination. An old-fashioned…

The story of the Miraculous Medal: from apparitions to the novena

The story of the Miraculous Medal: from apparitions to the novena

The Miraculous Medal is a symbol of devotion and love recognized by the Catholic Church. It is a support for those looking for a grace, for those facing a hard time in their lives, or for those who just want to remember every day that…

Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it only consists of 11 words!

Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it only consists of 11 words!

Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. […] Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried…

The saints that changed the world

The saints that changed the world

The history of Europe and of the Western world as we know them goes through many and constant political and social changes, economical and thoughts revolutions. The study of these phenomena is fundamental to understand history, and should also be the core and engine of…

Padre Pio and the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

Padre Pio and the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

What makes Padre Pio, known today as Saint Pio from Pietralcina, such an adored and celebrated figure since he was still alive, and yet so discussed? The popular adoration he received since his youth is probably due to his fame as thaumaturge, to the miraculous…

Padre Pio and his favorite prayer

Padre Pio and his favorite prayer

Padre Pio is a figure that was controversial and debated in the Catholic Church sphere for a long time. Even after his canonization on June 16th 2002 by Pope John Paul II, his name kept splitting the public opinion between those who recognize his sanctity…

Story and production techniques of Prayer Cards

Story and production techniques of Prayer Cards

The word Paryer Card defines a small rectangular card, displaying on one side the printed or carved image of a saint or other sacred objects, and on the other a prayer or a hagiographic text related to the portrayed saint. There are Prayer Cards that…

The Novena to Saint Benedict

The Novena to Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict of Norcia is celebrated on July 11th. This is actually just one of the dates dedicated to the saint from Umbria, founder of the Benedictine order and creator of the so called Rule, which will strongly affect lives and spiritual experiences of all…

The consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The worship of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Christians is twofold: on the one hand, it means worshipping the heart of Jesus as a symbol of his humanity, of having become a man and having sacrificed for us all. On the other, it is…