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Before the terrorist attack, Sri Lankan Catholics were remembered for their beautiful religious art

Five hundred years ago, the Christian converts of Sri Lanka earned considerable respect from the Portuguese missionaries. This was partly due to their enthusiasm for the new faith, but mostly because …

In the Middle Ages every Christian who could afford one had a Book of Hours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls the devotional a “medieval bestseller.”

Who wrote the four Gospels?

Ancient ideas on "authorship" and "inspiration" might be different from ours.

Pilgrim badges, the most sought-after souvenirs of medieval Christianity

Pinning one of these brooches on your hat or lapel would let everyone you met know you had visited a holy Christian site.

Does this Italian hilltop shrine have the true relic of Veronica’s veil?

Expert claims the Veil at Manoppello matches perfectly with the image on the Shroud of Turin.

A traveler’s guide to the “other Notre Dames” of France

The Gothic style of one of the most beloved churches in the world is echoed in cathedrals outside Paris.  

Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet looks eerily similar to a Catholic relic

St. Teresa of Avila would never have snapped her fingers.

Where does the expression “peace be with you” come from?

Spoiler alert: Its heritage is not exclusively Christian.

These are the places in Poland that every Catholic should visit

What is arguably the most Catholic country in Europe and has given rise to some of the greatest saints of the modern era.

Aleteia sets the soundtrack to your Easter

We've brought together some of the finest sacred music for your Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

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