The Collegiate Church of Senglea became a basilica a century ago

Less than four months had passed since the rescript authorizing the solemn coronation of the statue of Mary Bambina was issued by the Holy See on April 25, 1920. The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in September 1920 was that of ‘a particular enthusiasm. On June 12, 1921, the first stone of the canopy was laid and …

New York’s Middle Collegiate Church destroyed by fire

A six-alarm fire on Saturday all but destroyed a historic 120-year-old church in New York’s East Village. The blaze also decimated an abandoned building, which was already in disrepair after a blaze earlier this year, and damaged a nearby building, according to the New York Fire Department. The blaze started around 5 a.m. and firefighters were on the scene within …

Bangalore: Good Friday – Worshipers offer prayers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church #Gallery

Home ” Gallery ” Other ” Bangalore: Good Friday – Worshipers offer prayers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church #Gallery Posted By: Gopi April 19, 2019 Bangalore: Worshipers offer prayers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church on Good Friday, Bangalore, April 19, 2019 (Photo: IANS) Bangalore: Worshipers offer prayers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church on Good Friday, Bangalore, April …

The consecration of the conventual church of Saint-Jean in 1578

After the great victory of 1565, the Order of Saint John proceeds to the construction of the new city of Valletta. During their stay in Vittoriosa between 1530 and 1571, the Order had used the parish church of St. Lawrence in this city for their spiritual needs, but this was only a temporary solution. As might be expected, the Knights …