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Religion


Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry the cross

Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry the cross

Who helped Jesus carry the cross? Simon of Cyrene, despite...
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Jesus’ crown of thorns and its meanings

Jesus' crown of thorns is one of the most emblematic...
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The meaning of INRI on the cross of Jesus

The meaning of INRI on the cross of Jesus: where...
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The Chair of Saint Peter: the meaning of the work and the origins of the feast

What is meant by the Chair of Saint Peter? What...
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Liturgy


The liturgical year: let us clarify

The liturgical year: let us clarify

The liturgical times of the Catholic Church are the seasons...
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From the chalice cover to the corporal, all the tissues of the liturgy

From the chalice cover to the corporal, all the tissues of the liturgy

Mass services are always present in religious celebrations. Letโ€™s get...
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On the occasion of Pentecost, pray Mary that unties the knots

On the occasion of Pentecost, pray Mary that unties the knots

50 days after Easter, she will untie the knots and...
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Plexiglas or wooden lecterns? Your commodity is priceless

Plexiglas or wooden lecterns? Your commodity is priceless

Have you ever been fascinated by a wooden lectern holding...
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Holy Water: a constant renovation of Baptism

Holy Water: a constant renovation of Baptism

Each time we get sprinkled with holy Water, dipping our...
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Saints and blessed


St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict of Norcia

St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict of Norcia

On Feb. 10, the Church commemorates St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict of Norcia, patroness of Benedictine nuns and protector...
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Saint Blaise and the miracle of the panettone cake

Saint Blaise and the miracle of the panettone cake

Saint Blaise and the Milanese panettone. Let's find out what the Armenian saint who protects against diseases of the throat...
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Struck by lightning on the road to Damascus: what is the origin of this saying

Struck by lightning on the road to Damascus: what is the origin of this saying

Thunderstruck on the road to Damascus, a saying that hides a story of deep faith and spiritual conversion. The protagonist?...
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Our Lady of Loreto: the history and myth of the House that arrived in Loreto from Palestine

Our Lady of Loreto: the history and myth of the House that arrived in Loreto from Palestine

Since the Middle Ages, the Basilica of the Holy House has been the heart of devotion to Our Lady of...
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Christmas


The Advent Crown in the church: 10 curiosities

The Advent Crown in the church: 10 curiosities

The Advent Crown in church and at home: what does...
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Setting the table at Christmas: plus many DIY ideas

The table of the Festival is a symbol of welcome...
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The Nativity Scene of Greccio: the Nativity Scene of San Francesco

What is the nativity scene's history? Where does this tradition...
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The shepherds of the Neapolitan nativity scene of the 1700s: discovering this nativity art

Neapolitan Nativity shepherds are artistic products that come from a...
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