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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 […]

Altar linens in the liturgical celebrations

Altar linens in the liturgical celebrations

Altar linens are an essential accessory for the celebration. In addition to a true and proper use connected to church supplies, they are valuable for the ornament of the altar and its consecration. Altar linens are usually composed of a corporal (square cloth in linen […]

St. Joseph: the supposed father of Jesus

St. Joseph: the supposed father of Jesus

St. Joseph is a very beloved figure venerated by Christians and with affection and incomparable devotion. In his being considered the supposed father of Jesus and faithful and respectful husband of the Virgin Mary, has ended up becoming the father of the whole Church, of […]

The symbolic value of bishop rings

The symbolic value of bishop rings

The Bishop is among the priests, one of the most important and invested figures with meaning for the faithful. In his role of “supervisor” (from the greek επίσκοπος, episkopos) he embodies in himself the value of souls pastor, the supreme minister of religion, teacher and […]

Mary’s immaculate Heart

Mary’s immaculate Heart

May was the month dedicated to Marian Devotion. Pope Francis, like all of his predecessors, is a great supporter of the love for Virgin Mary; he invited all devotees in this occasion to pray the rosary every day of the month so that our prayers, […]

The meaning of the Tree of Life

The meaning of the Tree of Life

All religions, since the origins of mankind, are somehow tied to trees. We already explored this subject in a previous article, lingering on some of the 100 trees and plants cited in the Sacred Scriptures, and besides them, on how plants have been appointed with a […]

The true meaning of the Hail Mary

The true meaning of the Hail Mary

There are words that are passed throughout time, from mouth to mouth, for years, centuries, uttered by a million different voices, in many different languages. The words of prayers for example, written by men and women inspired by God a long time ago, and said […]

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The feast for the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the so called movable Feasts, that is, it occurs on a different date in different years. The most evident movable Feast is Easter, whose date changes every year. Actually, most of the movable Feasts […]

5 must-have sacred images and pictures

5 must-have sacred images and pictures

Since the origins of Christianity, people felt the need to reproduce the object of their devotion, or something that recalled it, in a tangible and visible way. For the first Christians, forced to hide their faith, this was often unavoidable, and was manifested through carving […]

Sacred furniture: typical decors of every Christian church

Sacred furniture: typical decors of every Christian church

The church is the place par excellence where Christians gather to share their faith and celebrate the related solemn rituals. Since its origins it was necessary to give it a special solemnity and sacredness. This was obtained by acting both on the architecture of the […]

Religious jewels: fashion or devotion?

Religious jewels: fashion or devotion?

There is a lot of talk around the trend that has become popular during the last few years, that is wearing religious jewels without knowing their meaning in depth. Many stylists chose to reproduce crucifix, rosaries and medals dedicated to Mary or the Saints, making […]

Angel caller jewels: because we are never alone

Angel caller jewels: because we are never alone

During the last few years a new trend of very particular jewels has become popular: angel caller necklaces and bracelets. What are they? There are various types, made of more or less precious materials, for all tastes and budgets. As a general line, the angel […]

Our Lady of Medjugorje: how Our Lady of Peace is represented

Our Lady of Medjugorje: how Our Lady of Peace is represented

We already talked about Our Lady of Medjugorje in other articles, who appeared to six seers in 1981; some of them claim they see her everyday. The first apparitions took place in the town of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, from which comes the name. Our Lady […]

Crib medal for newborns: the joy of welcoming a new life

Crib medal for newborns: the joy of welcoming a new life

The arrival of a baby in a home is always a reason for joy. Even when it gives concerns, or when the conditions don’t look perfect to welcome a baby in this world, so hard even for adults, a baby that is about to come […]

DIY Rosaries in few easy steps

DIY Rosaries in few easy steps

In a previous article we largely talked about Rosaries, one of the devotional objects par excellence. Saying the Rosary has always been considered a way to fulfill our Christian duties, praying without tiring ourselves out, as taught by Jesus himself. On the other side, saying […]

Novena to Saint Joseph for Labor Day

Novena to Saint Joseph for Labor Day

Saint Joseph in an unmissable figure when we think about Jesus life and work. Even though he was probably already dead when Jesus began his mission, it is true that his role of Mary’s husband and foster father of our Savior places him among the […]

First Communion: princes and princesses for a day, but…

First Communion: princes and princesses for a day, but…

May is the month of Holy Communions. The First Communion is one of the most important and precious sacraments in the life of a young Christian. It celebrates the moment when, for the first time, he or she will be able to approach the Holy […]