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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 […]

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 a ponderous, ancient tome? Fine objects, today lecterns are not only a prerogative of churches. We can find wooden or even plexiglass lecterns in libraries, museums, restaurants and even private homes. What is a lectern […]

The art of decoupage on cardboard boxes

The art of decoupage on cardboard boxes

Decoupage is an art that merges relatively new techniques with artisanal mastery. Russian decoupage boxes are an example of how ancient sacred and famous images can be reinterpreted in an original way to create beautiful furnishing accessories that fit into any house. There are many […]

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 […]

Sacred Icons: the ultimate guide

Sacred Icons: the ultimate guide

Sacred Icons. Only mentioning them evokes exotic and charming suggestions, a way to live religion that is far from the modern concept only at first glance. Let’s find out all the secrets of this ancient and exciting art. Holyart already talked about sacred icons in […]

Holy Water: a constant renovation of Baptism

Holy Water: a constant renovation of Baptism

Each time we get sprinkled with holy Water, dipping our fingers in a holy water font and cross ourselves, we remember our Baptism. Since we were children, they taught us that each time we enter a Church, it is important that we dip our fingers […]

10 crucifixes for your home: check them out on the Holyart catalog

10 crucifixes for your home: check them out on the Holyart catalog

Keeping a crucifix in your home. A choice for many, a duty and a need for a Christian. Symbol of Jesus’ sacrifice, it keeps Evil in all of its shapes away and reminds us about the love of God in every moment. The crucifix (also […]

What are votive lights for?

What are votive lights for?

Votive candles on gravestones brighten the too dark nights of cemeteries. They are like throbbing sentinels, small fragments of light drawing the path towards the light for our beloved deceased. Here is why they are so important. The cult of the dead has always been […]

Sacred party favors: the ultimate guide

Sacred party favors: the ultimate guide

Christening, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage. Unique and unrepeatable occasions that mark humankind history, but also spiritual events that belong to every Christian. Let’s find out why it is better to choose a sacred party favor for those ceremonies Party favors are an essential element during […]

Amen Collection: when faith meets fashion

Amen Collection: when faith meets fashion

It is not easy to combine faith and fashion. The two concepts could look out of place if put one next to the other. What has faith, the largest expression of spirituality and inner dialog between man and God, to do with something so superficial, […]

Metal or olive wood? Check out Holyart chalices, pyxes and patens.

Metal or olive wood? Check out Holyart chalices, pyxes and patens.

Chalices, pyxes and patens. In short: sacred objects. They have always been fundamental elements of Liturgy, and have evolved throughout centuries but never essentially changed their primary concept: storing Christ’s body and blood in a worthy way. There are specific rules that define the use […]

Religious wrist cufflinks: the ultimate guide

Religious wrist cufflinks: the ultimate guide

Wrist cufflinks are elegant and refined accessories, which are only apparently old-fashioned. Both men and women can wear them, and they can turn into small unique and precious jewels, able to emphasize the personality of those wearing them. Let’s find out how they are made, […]

Clergy clothing: the simple elegance of the clergyman

Clergy clothing: the simple elegance of the clergyman

Simple and sober: this is what we expect a priest to look like. Practical clothes that let people can immediately identify them for what they are and the role they have. What defines clergy clothing today? What is the most appropriate clothing for a modern […]

Footwear for clergy: how to walk comfortably on the path of faith

Footwear for clergy: how to walk comfortably on the path of faith

We can easily recognize priests and friars by the clothes they wear: the priest shirt and the friar tunic. Clergy clothing has its own rules and meaning, but footwear is also important. Let’s find out something more about that. An article dedicated to clergy footwear […]

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 […]

5 sacred objects that cannot miss in our homes

5 sacred objects that cannot miss in our homes

Crucifixes, sacred pictures, icons, statues. Objects we keep in our homes to remind us we live in the grace of Baptism and in the love of God at any time. A crucifix, a religious picture, an icon of the Holy Family, a statue of the […]

7 types of religious bracelets to wear with style

7 types of religious bracelets to wear with style

Religious bracelets tell us a different way to live our Faith. Fancy jewels, precious metals, but most of all symbols that we can always carry with us. Jewels. Symbols of vanity, born to ornate, embellish, with no other purpose. It’s not always like that. Rosary […]

The Priest Chalice: a short guide to a conscious choice

The Priest Chalice: a short guide to a conscious choice

The Priest Chalice, the vase that contains Christ’s Blood during a Mass. Symbol of communion between God and men, of the salvation incarnated in Jesus. The chalice is the sacred vase containing the wine that turns into Christ’s Blood during Eucharist. It symbolizes the chalice […]