Saints and blessed

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 […]

Garden statues: how to choose your outside religious garden statue

Garden statues: how to choose your outside religious garden statue

Garden statues, an ancient but yet current tradition. Enrich your garden with garden statues depicting sacred subjects, made of resin, wood, stone and marble Decorate your garden with outside statues. How to choose the most appropriate garden statues for your taste and inclination. An old-fashioned […]

The story of the Miraculous Medal: from apparitions to the novena

The story of the Miraculous Medal: from apparitions to the novena

The Miraculous Medal, symbol of devotion and faith, of the endless grace the Virgin Mary donates to her children. A sign of hope and love. The Miraculous Medal is a symbol of devotion and love recognized by the Catholic Church. It is a support for […]

Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it only consists of 11 words!

Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it only consists of 11 words!

Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful.  […] Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried […]

The saints that changed the world

The saints that changed the world

The history of Europe and of the Western world as we know them goes through many and constant political and social changes, economical and thoughts revolutions. The study of these phenomena is fundamental to understand history, and should also be the core and engine of […]

Padre Pio and the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

Padre Pio and the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

What makes Padre Pio, known today as Saint Pio from Pietralcina, such an adored and celebrated figure since he was still alive, and yet so discussed? The popular adoration he received since his youth is probably due to his fame as thaumaturge, to the miraculous […]

Padre Pio and his favorite prayer

Padre Pio and his favorite prayer

Padre Pio is a figure that was controversial and debated in the Catholic Church sphere for a long time. Even after his canonization on June 16th 2002 by Pope John Paul II, his name kept splitting the public opinion between those who recognize his sanctity […]

Story and production techniques of Prayer Cards

Story and production techniques of Prayer Cards

The word Paryer Card defines a small rectangular card, displaying on one side the printed or carved image of a saint or other sacred objects, and on the other a prayer or a hagiographic text related to the portrayed saint. There are Prayer Cards that […]

The Novena to Saint Benedict

The Novena to Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict of Norcia is celebrated on July 11th. This is actually just one of the dates dedicated to the saint from Umbria, founder of the Benedictine order and creator of the so called Rule, which will strongly affect lives and spiritual experiences of all […]

The consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The worship of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Christians is twofold: on the one hand, it means worshipping the heart of Jesus as a symbol of his humanity, of having become a man and having sacrificed for us all. On the other, it is […]

St. Joseph: the supposed father of Jesus

St. Joseph: the supposed father of Jesus

St. Joseph is a very beloved figure venerated by Christians and with affection and incomparable devotion. In his being considered the supposed father of Jesus and faithful and respectful husband of the Virgin Mary, has ended up becoming the father of the whole Church, of […]

Mary’s immaculate Heart

Mary’s immaculate Heart

May was the month dedicated to Marian Devotion. Pope Francis, like all of his predecessors, is a great supporter of the love for Virgin Mary; he invited all devotees in this occasion to pray the rosary every day of the month so that our prayers, […]

The true meaning of the Hail Mary

The true meaning of the Hail Mary

There are words that are passed throughout time, from mouth to mouth, for years, centuries, uttered by a million different voices, in many different languages. The words of prayers for example, written by men and women inspired by God a long time ago, and said […]

Our Lady of Medjugorje: how Our Lady of Peace is represented

Our Lady of Medjugorje: how Our Lady of Peace is represented

We already talked about Our Lady of Medjugorje in other articles, who appeared to six seers in 1981; some of them claim they see her everyday. The first apparitions took place in the town of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, from which comes the name. Our Lady […]

Novena to Saint Joseph for Labor Day

Novena to Saint Joseph for Labor Day

Saint Joseph in an unmissable figure when we think about Jesus life and work. Even though he was probably already dead when Jesus began his mission, it is true that his role of Mary’s husband and foster father of our Savior places him among the […]

Crucifix of San Damiano

Crucifix of San Damiano

The Crucifix of San Damiano is the one in front of which St. Francis was intent on praying when, in the distant year of 1205, he received from the Lord the call to work to restore his church. The Saint of Assisi believed at first […]

The story of Saint Roch of Montpellier: French pilgrim and thaumaturge

The story of Saint Roch of Montpellier: French pilgrim and thaumaturge

Saint Roch of Montpellier has many traits in common with Saint Frances of Assisi, whom he whorshipped and fervently imitated. He came from a rich family too, was also very good-looking, had an active and rich mind, nurtured by university studies and a natural curiosity […]

The day Virgin Mary revealed herself to Bernadette Soubirous

The day Virgin Mary revealed herself to Bernadette Soubirous

Still today, those who visit the Grotto of Massabielle, where Marie-Bernarde Soubirous also known as Bernadette reported the miracolous visions of a “lady dressed in white”, experience a feeling of great holiness and intimate comfort. The niche where the visions appeared is at the top, […]