The Importance of Catholic Symbols
The content of this section of the website provides information on Catholic Symbols. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Catholic Symbols date back to times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown.
When Christian religious ceremonies were conducted entirely in Latin. Foreign or written words were therefore inappropriate for conveying the Christian message to the majorities. However the Catholic Symbols which were adopted enabled people, who adhered to the same Catholic Christian religion, could understand the meaning of a symbol regardless of understanding the written word or whatever country they were in.
Catholic Symbols - Christian Art
The use of Catholic Symbols made it possible for everyone to understand the figures and the messages which were portrayed in Christian art or in the images and objects included on stained glass windows or the actual architecture of Catholic Churches.
Catholic Symbols - Significance and Representations
Catholic Symbols use signs and emblems to teach and present various concepts of the Christian religion. They also add elements of mysticism to the Catholic Christian religion.