Religion

Murano (Venetian) glass: the making and its characteristics

Murano (Venetian) glass: the making and its characteristics

Murano is a wonderful island that has been guarding the secrets of a unique and inimitable artisanal craft for centuries. Let’s discover the Murano glass jewels together, and in particular the rosaries and crucifixes made by the expert hands of the glassblowers. Murano is one…

History of Saint Peter’s Baldachin

History of Saint Peter’s Baldachin

Saint Peter’s Baldachin is one of the most spectacular monuments we can admire inside Saint Peter’s Basilica. What is it? Who made it? Let’s get to know this sumptuous baroque art piece, which is admired by millions of visitors from all over the world every…

There is a guardian angel in your baby’s room

There is a guardian angel in your baby’s room

The guardian angel. An imaginary friend when we are young, a constant and comforting presence next to us when we grow up. Let’s find out (and rediscover) the importance of such celestial presence that protect us for life. When we are young, it is easy…

Easter Blessings to families

Easter Blessings to families

The tradition of blessing during Lent and Easter is very ancient and represents one of the most important moments of the liturgical year, not only for the faithful receiving it, but also for the priests giving it. Let’s find out why. We talked previously about…

Types of Crosses and their meanings

Types of Crosses and their meanings

The cross is an ancient symbol, with many variations throughout time. For Christians, it is of the utmost importance. Lets’ discover the different types of crosses, their history and their symbolical meaning. What is a cross? Most of the people we know would answer such…

Ampullas for celebrations: small vases with precious contents

Ampullas for celebrations: small vases with precious contents

What are the ampullas for celebrations for? Let’s find out about the history and use of two small and precious sacred objects, which are essential for Eucharist celebrations. Ampullas for celebrations or ampullas for liturgy are those two small sacred vases that contain the water…

Olive oil: an excellence that has to be preserved

Olive oil: an excellence that has to be preserved

Considered as food for millennia, but also as a cosmetic and healing ally, olive oil has so many beneficial properties that it is considered as an elixir of eternal youth. Rich and precious as the metal it is compared to, olive oil, or ‘green gold’,…

Bible bookmark: read the verse that gives you strength

Bible bookmark: read the verse that gives you strength

Bible bookmark: a simple object that can come in use in hard times, letting us quickly find a sentence that gives us strength and hope. Reading the Bible is a precious and important habit for any Christian. Such practice induces a dialog with God, but…

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…

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,…

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,…