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Church History

5 Inspiring quotes from St. Cyril of Alexandria

These quotes show the richness of the faith and the ancient roots of Catholic teaching in the early centuries of the Church.

A 17th-century hymn to the Virgin Mary, originally written in Quéchua

The Hanacpachap Cussicuinin is a choral jewel of colonial South American music.

Who were the authors of the so-called “Gnostic gospels,” and what did they believe?

During times of cultural crisis, new versions of Gnosticism awaken: learn about their origins!

5 Must-see missions on the California Mission Trail

A trip along what was once the Camino Real tells the state's story, from San Diego to Sonoma.

Manuscripts saved from the Islamic State to be exhibited in Rome

What motivated the Dominicans in the 18th century to establish a community at the heart of the Nineveh Plains?

40 Hours Devotion: Spending personal time with the Lord

People around the world have practiced this intimate devotion since the 16th century.

If you like Gregorian, you will love Visigothic chant

This type of chant picks up an oral tradition prior to the Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.

The stories behind the bell names in the Cathedral of Notre Dame

No, they are not called "Quasimodo and Esmeralda"

4 Spiritual lessons from Eastern Monasticism for everyday life

The wisdom of the Desert Fathers has the power to transform our daily lives.

The largest catacombs in Rome soon will be opened to the public

The Catacombs of Domitilla are back in business after 25 years of restorations.