The images were penned in a time when Christians were harshly persecuted in Japan.
Nearly six years ago, the relic was removed and carried away for unknown reasons.
In a time when beards were out of favor, one order's lay brothers took a stand.
Designed by a missionary carpenter, this unique Catholic church reflects the local Inuit culture.
Items found include a cilice, or penance belt, and relics of slave life.
An account from the "Father of American Catholic History" tells the spooky tale.
Word on Fire's recent man-on-the-street interviews demonstrate that young adults need to study Church history.
While marble busts of veiled women were quite popular in the 19th century, Strazza’s Veiled Virgin was deemed “a perfect gem of art.”
A mysterious building dating to the Spanish colonial era goes on display in St. Augustine.
It is unknown if the site still survives after ISIS occupation.