Religion

Death in Italy
Monday, October 20TH, 2014 by
Death and Mourning in Italy: a View of the Monumental Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, from  the Early 1900s (www.wikimedia.org)   Italians celebrate life with verve but how do they deal with death? Is it in the same practical, but lively manner? When I visited the cemetery in...
Cult of the Dead and Burial Methods in the History of Italy
Friday, October 17TH, 2014 by Francesca Bezzone
    By Francesca Bezzone       The months of October and November are peculiar: Summer is, in most of the country, a distant memory, yet, the light and brightness brought by winter snow still have to come. These are weeks characterized by the first, true cold of the season, the early setting of...
Two Religious Feasts in November: All Saints and All Souls Day in Italy
Wednesday, October 12TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
  November is inaugurated by two important religious feasts in Italy: All Saints Day and All Souls Day, November 1st and 2nd, respectively. These are very important days in the Catholic tradition and their roots can be found deep in its past.   All Saints Day (November 1st) in Italy   All Saints...
San Gennaro: A Traditional Catholic Neapolitan Feast
Wednesday, September 28TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
San Gennaro: A Traditional Catholic Neapolitan Feast   If you go to Naples on September 19th you will find a huge crowd of people celebrating the day of San Gennaro, a bishop and a martyr from Pozzuoli, canonized by the Catholic Church. This day is extremely important to Neapolitans...
Religion in Italy
Tuesday, January 12TH, 2010 by
Pope Benedict XVI Please check also our  Religious News from Italy Religion is an all-pervasive force in Italy, and one cannot know the true nature of this country and its people without understanding the role faith plays in Italian life. Those travelling to Italy have no choice but to visit the...
Preparation for Pilgrimage
Monday, February 23TH, 2009 by
Create your own pilgrimage adventure! Increasing numbers of seekers are taking off on pilgrimage to quench a spiritual thirst. That is why James and Colleen Heater from Nevada City, California wrote The Pilgrim’s France and The Pilgrim’s Italy, as an answer to their own quest when searching for...
Religious Tourist Books
Monday, February 23TH, 2009 by
Nevada City, California, — The Pilgrim’s Italy: A Travel Guide to the Saints by James and Colleen Heater has been revised and updated. Published by Inner Travel Books, this second edition provides pilgrims with vital information for visiting profound pilgrimage sites in Italy, meditating on the...
Religions of Italy
Wednesday, December 17TH, 2008 by
Before Christianity gained a firm grip on the people of Italy, ancient Romans worshipped a series of gods and goddesses. There were so many gods and goddesses that each one had a particular role in governing various areas of worshippers' lives. For example, the goddess Juno was...
Cultura Italiana: Natale
Tuesday, November 25TH, 2008 by
Available in Inglese: Christmas in Italy Christmas in Milan La festa del Natale e' considerata, quasi in tutto il mondo, la festa piu' importante dell'anno. Viene celebrata il 25 dicembre e per il popolo cristiano si festeggia la nascita di Gesu' Cristo. In realta' il Natale ha origini pagane...
Sacred Mountains of Italy
Saturday, September 06TH, 2008 by
Shrines, Chapels and other Secrets in the Mountains of Italy Be sure to read part two of this article! A Sacro Monte among the woods Among the wooded foothills and rocky promontories of Italy's rugged landscape lie numerous mountain shrines and chapels. Founded by local saints, hermits or more...

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