Religion

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...
Italy's Mysterious Relics
Saturday, September 06TH, 2008 by
Shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus, a small rag-tag group known as Christians began to make its mark in the heart of the old Roman Empire. Within the next few centuries this once highly persecuted religious sect became the official religion of Rome - effectively wiping out the old pagan faith....
Temples of Damanhur in Northern Italy
Wednesday, August 27TH, 2008 by
Hall of Mirrors - Damanhur The quiet Valchiusella valley, close to Torino in Northern Italy hides a secret below ground. Unknown to most visitors and for a time even the Italian Government this valley is home to a bewildering temple complex known as the Temples of Damanhur. The vast underground...
Incorruptible Saints
Saturday, August 23TH, 2008 by
Visitors to certain Italian churches are often shocked by the display of a corpse, dressed in religious vestments and encased in a glass coffin at the high altar or in the crypt. What is most shocking is that many of these bodies are hundreds of years old and yet are still in excellent condition....

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