Religious beliefs and practices

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St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola / San Igacio de Loyola

On the occasion of the liturgical feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which the Catholic Church celebrates on July 31, here are some facts about the life and work of the founder of the Society of Jesus, called Jesuits and the creator of the Spiritual Exercises.

Month of Av

Mes de Av / Month of Av

The Hebrew month of Av (or Menachem-Av, the consoler of Av) is the fifth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. The name Av means “father.” It derives from the root which means to will or desire.

Bein HaMetzarim The Three Weeks

Bein Hametzarim Judaísmo

We call the three weeks that fall between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av (Saturday, July 16, 2022, to Saturday, August 6, 2022) the days of narrowness. From the sunset of Saturday, July 16, 2022, to Saturday, August 6, 2022, begins three weeks in which the Shechinah withdraws and the Light reaches us in its maximum intensity.

Patron Saint Festivities in Maracaibo

Bajada de La Chinita

The annual celebration of the International Fair of La Chinita ignites a social, spiritual and human interest in unequaled transcendence. Regarding this custom, I must tell you that the Zuliana Corporation for the Coronation of Our Lady of Chiquinquira was founded in 1921 …

Saint Martha of Betania

Saint Martha of Betania Santa Marta de Betania

Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus and they lived in Bethany, a small town about four kilometers from Jerusalem, near the Mount of Olives. Jesus lived in Galilee but when he visited Jerusalem he used to stay at the house of these three disciples in Bethany…

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