The Martyrs of Compiègne describes the 16 Carmelites (all of them from the Carmel of Compiègne) consisting of 11 discalced nuns, 3 lay sisters, and 2 tertiaries/externs who were executed in Compiègne (today referred to as Place de la Nation, Paris, France) by the guillotine on 17th July in 1794.
St. Cuthbert’s Cave is located in the Kyloe Hills in Northumberland. Made of sandstone and equipped with a natural shelter-like overhang that’s supported by a singular rock pillar, the cave is thought to have been where the Lindisfarne monks chose to temporarily place the body of St. Cuthbert during 875
Christian symbols are more than just some kind of badge which people display or wear to show that they are members of the in Crowd. Christian symbols and their meanings are not just superficial, they often operate at the subconscious level, which focuses and concentrates the faith of the worshiper.
The town of Chartres, around 50 miles (80km) south-west of Paris, is well known as the place of one of France’s most beautiful cathedrals. It’s structural beauty along with its medieval stained glass has proven popular with tourists, but its also become a site of pilgrimage for Christians. The cathedral
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints which were venerated throughout medieval Europe, and are still prominent among Christians worldwide today. Though throughout time their reverences have changed, they still inspire the faith of millions of Christians around the world, and their stories are still told. These Saints
Many of us love fireworks. Whether you’re celebrating different occasions around the world like Bonfire night, New Years Eve or the 4th of July, fireworks provide entertainment for millions of people throughout the year. Despite fireworks bringing a lot of joy and color to festivals, there’s something not so joyous
If ancient and uninterrupted tradition is to be believed, St. Anne’s body was taken to the province of Gaul (modern-day France and upper Italy) in the same vessel that ferried Mary Magdalene, Marsha, and Lazarus to the same place. As the story goes, friends of Christ were exiled from Palestine