Category: Holy Stories

PALM SUNDAY
25 March 2018   |    Holy Stories

Palm Sunday (celebrated today by Western Christianity, while Orthodox Palm Sunday will fall exactly one week from now) marks the start of the Christian Holy Week. This week, then, Folia Magazine will take a look…

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SAINT JOSEPH
19 March 2018   |    Holy Stories

The Church celebrates today the feast day of Saint Joseph, a descendant of King David, husband of the Virgin Mary, and putative father of Jesus. Saint Joseph is considered to be one of the patron…

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Saint Patrick’s Day
17 March 2018   |    Holy Stories

On the occasion of the feast day of Saint Patrick, Folia Magazine presents an illumination portraying one of the most peculiar legends surrounding the Saint. The illumination above, in fact, depicts the Baptism of Aengus, King of…

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SAINT BRIGID OF IRELAND
1 February 2018   |    Beastly!

February 1 marks the feast day of Saint Brigid of Ireland (or of Kildare), the co-patron saint of Ireland along with St. Patrick and St. Columban. According to legend, Brigid and her mother were baptized by…

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ROAD TO DAMASCUS
25 January 2018   |    Holy Stories

Western Christianity celebrates today, January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. A fervent zealot, Paul had spent his early life intensely persecuting Christians - having, in fact, participated in the stoning…

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SAINT STEPHEN
26 December 2017   |    Holy Stories

The Church celebrates today, on December 26, the feast day of Saint Stephen. As the original Protomartyr, Stephen is considered one of the most important Saints of all Christianity. His death is described in detail in…

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CHARLEMAGNE AND THE MILKY WAY
18 December 2017   |    Holy Stories

"Charlemagne", illumination from the manuscript "Les Grandes chroniques de France", ms. Royal 16 G VI, f. 165r, between 1332 and 1350, British Library, London. The illumination above portrays Charlemagne's visions of the Milky Way and…

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SAINT LUCY
13 December 2017   |    Holy Stories

December 13 is Saint Lucy's Day, a Christian festivity of great popularity in Scandinavia, Italy, Hungary and Croatia. The feast day commemorates the 3rd-century martyr: according to legend, Lucy was a young Sicilian whose father had…

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