• Franciscan Friars (from left) Brother Henry Fulmer, pastoral associate; Fr. John Alderson, parochial vicar; and Fr. John F. O’Connor, pastor, welcome the Coleman family on the first day of school at St. Francis of Assisi School in Triangle Aug. 27. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD

    Back to school at St. Francis of Assisi

    Seventh-graders (from left) Cecilia Rotsch and Claire Theberge, and sixth-grader Eva Florio test out their first egg-drop prototype during Space Camp at Holy Cross Academy in Fredericksburg Aug. 9. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD

    Space Camp at Holy Cross Academy

    Quo Vadis participants and their families prepare to receive communion in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., July 29. GEORGE GOSS | CATHOLIC HERALD

    Pope Francis visits Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions. PAUL HARING | CNS

    Pope Francis in Fatima for 100th anniversary, canonization

    Girls’ cross country runners from local Catholic high schools compete at the WCAC Cross Country Championships at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Oct. 29.  Joe Cashwell  |  Catholic Herald