It is Good Friday today, for we must commemorate it as the sorrowful day when Jesus was crucified. Especially, it is crucial to remember the fourteen stations of the cross, which recall the route Jesus walked to his crucifixion on the Mount of Calvary: This path is called Via Dolorosa, as well as Via Crucis and Way of Sorrows. The tradition of celebrating this 14 stations of Cross began with Francis of Assisi in the 13th century, who was a great worshipper of the Passion of Christ.
With only two more days to go before Holy Week begins (save the date: this Sunday, April 9), we’d like to showcase some very special religious items featuring the most intense moments and symbology of the life of Jesus.
Holy week begins next week and we thought that it was the perfect time to dedicate a blog post to it. So, here we are. Refresh or eventually learn the fundamentals of such an important period of the year, during which we commemorate Jesus Christ and that leads to Easter.
First Communion season is quickly approaching and many of you are already looking for an appropriate gift for the occasion… Check our Gift Guide for some tip!
First Communion, also called Eucharist (thanksgiving in Greek) is a pillar in a Christian person’s life since it coincides with her/his introduction in the adult religious life. For this reason, usually, only a child who reached the age of reason can receive this Sacrament--from now on the First Communicant is compared to a grown up with regards to her/his spirituality.
EcoArt Travel tour operator, owned by Luigi Savelli of the Savelli group, recently launched a series of small-group Vatican tours. During these visits, guests may have opportunity to see a collection of the Savelli family's 17th and 18th century micro-mosaics, housed permanently in a wing of the Vatican Museums.
Celebrated on March 17, which is the day when he died, Saint Patrick is best known for being Ireland’s Patron Saint, but the celebration has spread all over the world. Although it is a perfect excuse for drinking a lot of Guinness for the occasion, Saint Patrick’s Day is much more than that. Discover here whether you know it all about it!
Not a common day at all--Father’s Day is the best opportunity you have to honor fatherhood. Do not take your dad for granted!
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”
A joyful day is about to come--a day dedicated to women, to their contribution to society, as well as to their tenacity and work. It's a great opportunity to take your time and reflect on how far we've come and how far we can still go! From this 8 March on, be a rule-breaker, a game changer, and simply a dreamer.
Every 8 March we take our time to assess whether social progress has been made during the year, whether we contributed to making this world at least a little bit better for our girls--mothers, sisters, and daughters… Let’s take a minute to think about what does it all mean and why is it so important.
Rome, the City of Churches, is one of the world’s most spiritual destinations that offers plenty of possibilities to those who decided to undertake a religious journey. If you haven’t heard about the Seven Pilgrim Churches pilgrimage tradition then this post is just right for you.