Posts by Rachel Hiser-Remmes

April 10, 2018
On April 10, 847, Pope St Leo IV was unanimously elected and installed as Pontifex Maximus of the Catholic Church.

March 31, 2018
The Passion Narrative of Jesus during the Triduum of Holy Week furnished a plethora of liturgical traditions across all of Christendom during the medieval era.

March 27, 2018
A shift in ecclesiastic architectural style began to emerge in Italy in the twelfth century.

March 13, 2018
Agrigento, Sicily is a city with a rich history, which can still be seen in many of the archeological remains.

February 20, 2018
The Column of Trajan was completed in 113 C.E.

February 6, 2018
St. Dorothy died on February 6, 311 C.E.

January 30, 2018
An extensive fresco program remains mostly intact in the crypt of Aquileia Cathedral, a UNESCO site in the Province of Udine.

January 23, 2018
Religious festivals are an important and long-standing tradition in Southern Italy.

January 9, 2018
Although much of what remains from medieval Italy is found within the superficial built environment, most notably the plethora of extant basilicas across the peninsula, the town of Massafra in the Salento region houses distinct domestic and ecclesiastic spaces.

December 19, 2017
In the Forum Romanum, the fifth-century church Santa Maria Antiqua houses the only extant example in Rome of the Maria Regina wearing the loros , a significant garment that distinguished imperial figures.

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