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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 himself a participant in the Passion and protagonist of the fifth station of the Way of the Cross. But who was he? The Synoptic Gospels recount the journey of Jesus to the hill of the…

Jesus’ crown of thorns and its meanings

Jesus’ crown of thorns and its meanings

Jesus’ crown of thorns is one of the most emblematic symbols of the Passion. Let’s find out why and what has happened to it over the centuries In ancient times, when a Roman soldier performed acts of great bravery, such that he rendered great service…

The meaning of INRI on the cross of Jesus

The meaning of INRI on the cross of Jesus

The meaning of INRI on the cross of Jesus: where does it come from and what does this mysterious abbreviation that appears in all depictions of Jesus on the cross mean? And what is the meaning of the name Jesus? Each one of us, attending…

The Chair of Saint Peter: the meaning of the work and the origins of the feast

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 is and where is this precious artefact? What is celebrated on February 22? February 22 is a special liturgical feast. In fact, the Catholic Church celebrates the Chair of Saint Peter (Cathedra Petri). But what…

The face of Jesus: let’s reconstruct his true likeness

The face of Jesus: let’s reconstruct his true likeness

What was the true face of Jesus? What ethnicity did he belong to? A question that has fascinated and divided scholars and theologians for two thousand years If we were to ask a child what Jesus looked like, he would not have the slightest hesitation:…

St. Faustinus: why has he become the saint of singles?

St. Faustinus: why has he become the saint of singles?

February 15 celebrates St. Faustinus, the patron saint of singles in spite of himself. Let’s find out why We are all familiar with Valentine’s Day, the day of lovers, which falls on February 14. Perhaps not everyone knows, however, that February 15 is the day…

Quotes of saints to dedicate on the right occasion

Quotes of saints to dedicate on the right occasion

Quotes of the saints, spoken and written by men and women who lived in faith, but also in knowledge, culture, art In addition to works of charity and miracles, it is sometimes appropriate to dwell on the quotes of the saints. Reading the histories of…

Presentation of Jesus at the temple until the feast of Candlemas

Presentation of Jesus at the temple until the feast of Candlemas

The presentation of Jesus to the temple is celebrated on February 2. Also known as the Feast of the Purification of Mary, or Candlemas, it is a holiday that has taken on many different and important meanings over the centuries. Let’s find out which ones.…

Lamp for the Blessed Sacrament: how to use

Lamp for the Blessed Sacrament: how to use

A symbol of God’s presence in every church, the Blessed Sacrament needs a special lamp that is perpetually lit. It is the lamp for the Blessed Sacrament What happens to consecrated hosts that are not consumed during Mass? We are talking about the hosts that…

Plenary indulgence: meaning, origins and how to get it

Plenary indulgence: meaning, origins and how to get it

What is a plenary indulgence? Here’s why Pope Francis granted it to those participating in the Year of St. Joseph. To understand what an indulgence is, we need to keep in mind two aspects of sin: guilt and punishment. Guilt is remitted by Confession; punishment…

DIY Candles: How to recycle leftover wax during the holidays

DIY Candles: How to recycle leftover wax during the holidays

Recycle DIY candle wax? An idea for savings, but also a creative game. Let’s discover how to make candles An article on how to recycle candles? It’s the right time of the year! After Christmas, you will surely find many wax “leftovers” at home, perfect…

How to store moss for the Nativity scene

How to store moss for the Nativity scene

Nativity moss, a precious gift from nature for our Holidays, deserves to be carefully preserved Everyone likes the natural and inimitable effect of crib moss. Although collecting moss is forbidden in our country, as it is a protected species, there is still a widespread tendency…

History of the Baby Jesus of Prague

History of the Baby Jesus of Prague

The statue of the Baby Jesus of Prague has always been an object of great popular devotion and over the centuries has inspired the spiritual fervor of many faithful all over the world The Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné, “Church of the Virgin Mary of Victory,”…

Fleeing to Egypt: the journey of the Holy Family to escape King Herod

Fleeing to Egypt: the journey of the Holy Family to escape King Herod

The fleeing to Egypt is an episode from Jesus’ childhood. Between history and faith here is the Savior’s first journey Not all the canonical Gospels recount the early days of Jesus’ life in a precise and timely manner. For example, we saw how only Luke…

How to find faith: here is a good resolution for the New Year

How to find faith: here is a good resolution for the New Year

A new year has begun. May it also be an occasion for spiritual renewal? In this article, we see how to rediscover faith with prayer, meditation and the constant improvement of oneself The end of the old year and the beginning of the new year…

Traditions and legends related to Saint Sylvester night

Traditions and legends related to Saint Sylvester night

New Year’s Eve celebrates the memory of Saint Sylvester, one of the most eminent figures of early Christianity. But there are also many popular traditions related to this very special date. Let’s find out together. Rarely hearing about New Year’s Eve, our first thought goes…

The DIY Nativity scene illustrated in 10 simple steps

The DIY Nativity scene illustrated in 10 simple steps

The time to organise our DIY Christmas Nativity scene is approaching. Here’s a concise guide to better plan your work The Nativity scene is, along with the Christmas tree, one of the most widespread traditions linked to this unique festival. We at Holyart encourage the…

Christmas Novena: The Nine Prayers Awaiting Christmas

Christmas Novena: The Nine Prayers Awaiting Christmas

From 16 to 24 December, during those nine days that precede Christmas, believers wait for the birth of Jesus. Let’s find out how to prepare with the Christmas Novena nine prayers. The last days before Christmas are days of preparations: you buy the last gifts…