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A rubrical Jesus

This is the widely known version of the picture of Merciful Jesus. As we know, however, this is not the only version, …

Sit nomen Domini…

Pope Francis, giving his blessing, at the words Sit nomen Domini benedictum is making the sign of the cross on his chest …

The pompon is strong in me

Father Gilles Wach – the co-founder and the Superior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in the choir …

Sic transit gloria mundi

Stephanus Dei gratia Rex Poloniae, Magnus Dux Lithvaniae, nec nоn Terrarum Cracoviae, Sandomiriae, Siradiae, Lanciciae, Cujaviae, Russiae, Prussiae, Massoviae, Samogitiae, Culmensis, Elbigensis, …


A High Solemn Mass celebrated somewhere in China during the penitential period which we recognize because the deacon and the subdeacon are …

St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi

How the cathedrals were erected outside of Europe? In a somehow familiar way… And whom did it bother? Now hangars, silos, blocks …

Far East

This is how the bishop of Tonkin (northern Vietnam) used to travel.


Corpus Christi procession during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Stephansplatz, Vienna, A.D. 1898.

Corpus Christi in Brindisi

A Corpus Christi procession in Brindisi. The tradition of such riding processions has been upheld until today, with a few-year gap more or …


The Feast of Corpus Christi in one of the English parishes. Interesting… stoles?

Corpus Christi in Spain

A Corpus Christi procession in Spain, which may be easily distinguished because of characteristic dalmatics with collars.


Hoc est enim Corpus meum. Latin is the external sign of the unity of the Church.

The Fiji Islands

The same Mass in the entire world. Bare feet of the altar boys are probably the manifestation of inculturation ;)


A procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the Sanctuary of Lourdes during the Eucharistic Congress in 1914.

My Lord and my God!

Father Salvatore Cantatore celebrating a Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Poughkeepsie, New York.