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October: the month of the Holy Rosary

October: the month of the Holy Rosary

What is the connection between the fall month with what is probably the most important and popular devotional form in the world? October – month of the rosary: historical memory, visions, a path of faith and fervor that comes from far away and carries the…

The transfiguration of Jesus Christ

The transfiguration of Jesus Christ

On 6 August the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated, forty days before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the commemoration of the Crucifixion. What does Transfiguration mean? What’s the celebration? Before explaining what the Transfiguration of Jesus is, let us try to understand what the…

10 liturgical lectern covers for your church

10 liturgical lectern covers for your church

The fabric lectern cover, apparently simple liturgical furniture, conceals a vast range of non-trivial meanings. Let’s explore these together! Nothing in the liturgy is left to chance. Every gesture, every word, every object contributes to creating the celebratory context where the priest and the faithful…

Why is Jesus on the cross such an important symbol for Catholics?

Why is Jesus on the cross such an important symbol for Catholics?

The figure of Jesus on the cross represents for every Christian the symbol of love par excellence, the incarnation of his own mission of faith and life. But how can such a terrible image convey such a precious message? It is not easy to explain…

Parish registers: what they are and what they are for

Parish registers: what they are and what they are for

Parish registers are irreplaceable documents for reconstructing the religious life but not only that, their importance extends to the community. Let’s find out what they are, how they are compiled and how we can consult them too. What are parish registers? Each parish preserves the…

Fasting as proposed by Our Lady of Medjugorje

Fasting as proposed by Our Lady of Medjugorje

The fasting proposed by Our Lady of Medjugorje is just one of the forms of fasting encouraged by the Church since its origins. Why do we fast? What are the physical and spirituals pros of such practice? Moreover, what are the rules to undertake fasting…

Ferragosto, the feast of the Madonna

Ferragosto, the feast of the Madonna

In addition to representing the heart of summer, Christians consider Ferragosto to be the feast of the Madonna. In fact, on this day the Assumption of the Virgin into heaven is celebrated. What is this about? The Assumption of Mary into heaven has been declared…

Ambrosian rite and Roman rite: let’s see the differences together

Ambrosian rite and Roman rite: let’s see the differences together

Ambrosian and Roman rite. How do they differ? How is it possible that, within the Catholic Church, there are different rites? Let’s discover together the differences between two ways of living the faith that is the same yet distinct. What do we mean by the Ambrosian…

The story of Adam and Eve

The story of Adam and Eve

Who does not know the story of Adam and Eve, the first man and the first woman? But are we really sure that we know it properly? Let’s remember the history of all the stories together. Eve and Adam are considered by Catholics to be the…

Famous Russian icons: the 5 most important icons

Famous Russian icons: the 5 most important icons

The famous Russian icons are dazzling examples of ancient art, of a millenary tradition that draws its origins from the Byzantine splendours and embraces centuries of history and political and social upheavals, always remaining true to itself. Let’s get to know them better. The charm…

May is the month of Our Lady: how to celebrate the Marian month

May is the month of Our Lady: how to celebrate the Marian month

May is the month consecrated to the Virgin Mary. Special prayers, devotions and Mother’s Day, which is on the second Sunday of May not by chance. Lets’ find out more about May, the Marian month. In a recent article about Mother’s Day, we talked about…

Mother’s Day, heart of the Marian month

Mother’s Day, heart of the Marian month

On May, we celebrate all mothers of Italy. A sweet, warm day that revolves around children, but not only. May is the month dedicated to mothers and to roses. But most of all, May is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the most special among mothers.…

Giving alms: is it charity?

Giving alms: is it charity?

Almsgiving to the poor is a manifestation of mercy strictly connected to the duties of a good Christian. In some ways, it is also a form of justice, since everyone should have the right to have the necessary to live. Let’s see in which cases…

The differences between Judaism and Christianity

The differences between Judaism and Christianity

What are the differences between Judaism and Christianity? Is the God of the Jews the same as the Christians? Let’s try to discover together what divides (and unites) two of the most widespread religions in the world. We will surely have asked ourselves what are…

Eucharistic adoration for children

Eucharistic adoration for children

Eucharistic adoration for children is a delicate and important matter. Let’s see how we should introduce them to it in the right way, what prayers are most appropriate for the youngest ones before the Most High and how Eucharist should be explained to kids. Eucharistic…

Ecclesiastic hierarchy within the Catholic Church

Ecclesiastic hierarchy within the Catholic Church

The Church is a very wide and complex institution, and, as such, it needs a well-defined hierarchy that has developed throughout time. Let’s find out something more about the ecclesiastic hierarchy within the Catholic Church. First, what do we mean by ecclesiastic hierarchy? When Jesus…

Jubilee of Mercy Logo: what is it and who designed it

Jubilee of Mercy Logo: what is it and who designed it

The Logo of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy was created and designed by an artist and religious man, who was able to instill in it the spirit of mercy that Pope Francis was hoping for this special occasion. Let’s look at it together. What is…

Free will: what it is, what it means

Free will: what it is, what it means

What is free will? What implications does it have for a man’s life in general, and for the Christian’s in particular? Let’s get to know this philosophical and theological concept a bit better, since it influenced the history of ethical, religious and human thinking. If…