Currently browsing category

Tota pulchra et pretiosa

St. Deodatus

A relic of St. Deodatus, a martyr, Rheinau, Switzerland.

Reliquary from Offida

The reliquary from Offida (XIII century), containing the Host miraculously transformed into the bleeding Body of Christ and a fragment of the …

Lindau Gospels

The front cover of the Gospel Book from the end of the 9th century from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Gallen in …

Viking pontificals

The crosier of a narwhal tusk and the gold ring belonging to the Bishop of Gardar, the medieval Norman settlement in the …

Cathedra Petri

The Altar of the Chair of St. Peter located in the western apse of the Vatican Basilica. The bronze reliquary containing a wooden …

Chasuble from Salzburg

A Medieval chasuble (11th century) from the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Peter in Salzburg. It is made of dark blue and black silk, …

Tiara of Benedict XVI

The tiara presented to Benedict XVI by a group of German Catholics in May 2011. It was made of a mixture of …


The choir of the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Toledo [the source of the image].

Monstrance from Lanciano

The silver reliquary from Lanciano containing in crystal containers the Body and Blood of Christ miraculously transformed during Holy Mass.

Crosier from Jerusalem

An enamelled crosier from Jerusalem, crafted in Limoges in the middle of the 13th century.

First pope

The bronze statue of St. Peter from the Vatican Basilica in papal pontifical vestments.

Relics of the Passion

Relics of the Passion kept in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in Rome. In the top row: the fragment …

Ulm book-covers

Covers of a lectionary and evangeliary from the Ulm cathedral, silver and parcel gilt, decorated with a high relief, ca. 1506. On the lectionary …


Ciborium magnum over the high altar in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.


The mitre of Thomas of Strzempin, bishop of Kraków, half of the 15th century, the Treasury of the Royal Wawel Cathedral.

Mass kit

The mass kit from the first half of the 13th century including a chalice, a paten and a tube for consuming the Precious Blood (fistula). Everything …

Holy Blood

The reliquary containing a glass vial with a piece of cloth drenched in the Precious Blood of Christ, which according to the …

Bar Iona

Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona… Bar Iona, or the Son of the Dove. And on the formale, which is visible in the photo …

La Lechuga

The gold custody from the church of St. Ignatius in Bogota, early 18th century. Because of the color of the decorations (green …

Chalice of abp. Sheen

The chalice of Archbishop Fulton Sheen made of jasper by the famous goldsmith workshop of the Keibel family in St. Petersburg.