• In our backyard is a solitary Liquid Amber tree (liquidambar) that from spring through summer produces a gorgeous bounty of green leaves, providing welcome shade and beauty.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo.

    St. Michael Church in Jacksonport, Wis., and Lake Michigan are pictured in an aerial photo. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero, The Compass)

  • In "Hurrahing in Harvest" the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins revels in the marvelous elements of nature that herald the arrival of autumn.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo.

    A cob of corn is seen in a field during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in this illustration photo. (CNS photo by Jim Young, Reuters)

  •  The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019.

    The U.N. flag is seen during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the world body's headquarters in New York City Sept. 24, 2019. (CNS photo by Yana Paskova/Reuters)

  • Kids watch "Bedtime Stories," a PG-rated movie, during a youth group event in 2009 at Resurrection Parish in Wilmington, Del.

    Kids watch "Bedtime Stories," a PG-rated movie, during a youth group event in 2009 at Resurrection Parish in Wilmington, Del. Movies are powerful storytellers that give us a glimpse into a world we may not know about otherwise. (CNS photo by Don Blake/The Dialog)

    Apr 21, 2020
  • People view of one of Raphael's tapestries hanging from a wall of the Sistine Chapel in this image taken from video at the Vatican.

    People view of one of Raphael's tapestries hanging from a wall of the Sistine Chapel in this image taken from video at the Vatican. (CNS photo)

    Apr 15, 2020
  • Tapestries designed by Renaissance master Raphael are displayed in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2020.

    Tapestries designed by Renaissance master Raphael are displayed in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2020. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Apr 15, 2020
  • Wildflowers bloom on Mount Precipice in Nazareth, Israel, believed to be where Jesus was led to after being rejected in Nazareth.

    Wildflowers bloom on Mount Precipice in Nazareth, Israel, believed to be where Jesus was led to after being rejected in Nazareth (Lk 4: 29-30). (CNS photo by Debbie Hill)

    Apr 06, 2020
  • A priest lights a fire outside outside Mission St. Juan Diego in Arlington Heights, Ill., during the Easter Vigil.

    A priest lights a fire outside outside Mission St. Juan Diego in Arlington Heights, Ill., during the Easter Vigil. Each Christian present is seen to be a bearer of the light of Christ. (CNS photo by Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

    Apr 06, 2020
  • An Easter basket with hand-decorated eggs is pictured outside Our Lady Of Czestochowa Parish in Phoenix during a traditional Polish blessing on Holy Saturday.

    An Easter basket with hand-decorated eggs is pictured outside Our Lady Of Czestochowa Parish in Phoenix during a traditional Polish blessing on Holy Saturday. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

    Apr 02, 2020

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