Autumn is the season of the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. The following photos, taken during the late summer and fall, put on display the veneration of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago for those who are saints, and show the efforts of those who are striving to become holy.
Ja-niece Washington from St. Dorothy Parish sings with eighth-grade students from the St. Ailbe School choir. Several youth groups from the archdiocese and neighboring communities performed liturgical dance, Christian rap, mime and other expressions of their faith during an Oct. 29 youth- and young adult-centered celebration at Seton Academy in South Holland. The event was part of a week of activities in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Office for Black Catholics.
Photo: Karen Callaway / Catholic New World