Category: Folia

Rachel
30 September 2019   |    Folia

On September 30, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rachel, Jacob's wife and mother of two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. Jacob had fallen in love with Rachel when he…

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Autumn
23 September 2019   |    Folia

Da oggi (precisamente alle 8.50 italiane!), con l'ingresso del Sole nella costellazione della Bilancia, l'Emisfero Settentrionale ha finalmente salutato l'estate e dato il benvenuto all'autunno! Per le popolazioni europee del Medioevo, il cambio di stagione…

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Mary Magdalene
22 July 2019   |    Folia

July 22 is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, one of the most known women from the Gospels. The epithet of "Magdalene" is derived from the town of Magdala, on the Sea of Galilee,…

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Lucky Mother
12 May 2019   |    Folia

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” — Kahil Gibran A relaxed new mother of a grand total of seven children: even by modern standards, the subject of this illumination strikes as incredible at best... In…

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Maundy Thursday: the Betrayal
18 April 2019   |    Folia

Maundy Thursday: for Christianity, this day marks the beginning of the so-called Paschal Triduum, the period of three days leading to Easter and thus recalling the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Maundy Thursday is, most…

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Notre-Dame
16 April 2019   |    Folia

As lovers of both history and art, we take deep grief in the recent burning of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. As many have already reported, the original medieval building began construction in 1163…

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World Art Day
15 April 2019   |    Folia

Feeling especially creative today? That might be the influence of World Art Day! April 15 is, in fact, the day that has been chosen to celebrate all fine arts worldwide: the date was chosen in…

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St. Thomas Aquinas
28 January 2019   |    Folia

January 28 is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church as well as one of the most influential European philosophers. Born around 1225 in Roccasecca, in the Italian county of Aquino, Thomas…

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