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San Romedio Sanctuary
A stunning hermit's shrine on a steep rocky spur in Northern Italy.
Added by Vid Pogacnik
The Ghost Story Behind a Bucolic Catholic Retreat Center
A brief, true history of West Virginia's Priest Field and "The Legend of the Wizard Clip."
November 07, 2017
Saint Victoria's Incorruptible Body
The martyr's wax-enhanced skeletal remains lie preserved in a glass case in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
Added by forestchild
Oratory of the Sacred Heart
A nun spent 16 years painting the stunning Celtic mural that covers the interior of this WWI memorial.
Added by noeldonnellon
St. Hallvard's Church and Monastery
The Brutalist building harbors an unusual inverted dome that swoops down over its central sacred room.
Added by jorgenbrynhildsvoll
Ruins of St. Mary's Priory Cathedral
All that remains of the only English cathedral destroyed in the Protestant Reformation.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
The castle where Martin Luther secretly translated the New Testament from Greek to German while in hiding.
Added by Reisevogel1981
Our Lady of Victory Church
This house of worship in the Arctic Circle is shaped like an igloo.
Added by Erin Everywhere
Head of the Virgin Mary
The statue's head is one of the few fragments of the original Urakami Cathedral to survive the atomic bomb.
Added by Juliette Marang
An Italian Priest Brought the Virgin Mary to Beachgoers in a Paddle Boat
August 01, 2017
Vallée des Saints (Valley of the Saints)
A remote hilltop covered in giant monoliths haunts the Brittany countryside.
Added by Maeg
Salacious Convent Exposés Were the Most Popular Books in Antebellum America
Protestant authors loved to imagine the secret sins of Catholics.
July 13, 2017
Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco
The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead still cares for the skulls at this mini-Fontanelle.
Added by Corpse Altar
La Chiesa del Purgatorio
Macabre symbols of death and mummies on display set the tone of this Italian purgatory church.
Added by giampersa
Iglesia de San Juan
The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
Added by zoombackcamera
Saint Joseph Oriol Plaque
Saint Joseph was said to heal the deaf and blind, but it was a much smaller miracle that got him canonized.
Added by oldspork
A Catholicism-themed restaurant where sacrilege is on the menu.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
This mysterious underground cave in Shropshire dates back to the 18th or 19th century.
Added by peppespadone
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