Elizabeth Skora of St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, sings along with the recessional hymn at the Canonization Mass of Junipero Serra on Wednesday, September 23.
The steeple at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is illuminated as night falls, following the Canonization Mass of Junipero Serra, the first saint to be canonized on US soil.
A Penn State student talks with a friend while sitting outside the Corner Room on Allen Street on October 30, 2015. The two were waiting to meet with their professor.
Bellefonte’s Dillon Kephart carries the ball toward the end zone as Bald Eagle’s Michael Kachik (left) and Daniel Hockenbury attempt to get the stop during the Curtain Bowl on November 6, 2015. Bellefonte beat Bald Eagle 43-7. Photo by Mary Chuff.
Bald Eagle cheerleaders link arms to stop the Bellefonte mascot, the Red Raider from running around the track in a victory lap after one of Bellefonte’s touchdowns on November 6, 2015. Bellefonte beat Bald Eagle in their annual showdown, the Curtain Bowl 43-7.
Calli Silbaugh, age 3, hands a pumpkin to a member of Springfield FTK, the THON organization the Silbaugh family is paired with. Springfield spent the day with the family picking pumpkins at a nearby farm.
A Natya team member dancers by herself in the down time before the team’s performance during the Diwali celebrations on November 11, 2015. Most of the team members have completed their Arangetram, an hours-long solo performance, which is considered one of the highest levels of Bharatanatyam.
Bald Eagle quarterback Tanner Kresovich stands on the sidelines while the Bellefonte team takes the field behind him in between plays on November 6, 2015. Bellefonte won the Curtain Bowl, the annual showdown against Bald Eagle 43-7.
Thomas LaBouche and his family sit on the sidewalk by 15th St. as they wait for the Papal Parade to begin on September 23. The family is from France but lives in Washington, D.C., and LaBouche said the family was there because “he’s a great pope.”
Savannah Miley (sophomore-hospitality management) takes a moment to look down at her ice cream as she waits for her friend to complete an assignment nearby.
Team captain Preeti Rangaraj laughs at the antics of her teammates during a break in practice on December 8, 2015. As one of the captains, Rangaraj spent some of the practice critiquing and coaching the other dancers while they prepared their competition piece.
Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki raises his arms in celebration during the 2015 Lift for Life event. Every year the Penn State football team hosts the event to raise money for kidney cancer.
A Penn State student performs tricks on a slack line on the lawn in front of the Willard Building.
Seamus O’Hara, a Penn State student, takes a break at the lookout point of the White Trail at Mount Nittany.
The sun sets over Catholic University during the Canonization mass of Juniperro Serra during Pope Francis’ September visit to the United States.
Thousands of flags decorate Old Main lawn at Penn State on September 11, 2015. Penn State students placed a flag for each life lost.
Coleman Walsh III, of St. Joseph’s Parish Church in Portland, Maine, follows along at the Canonization Mass of Juniperro Serra while holding his rosary. Walsh’s rosary reads Medjugorje, which is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina known for being the site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
Bald Eagle High School football players confer during a break in the action during their game against Bellefonte High School. Photo by Mary Chuff.
Boundless Faith (part of Reporting from an International Stage — a Storify of coverage from the 2015 Papal Visit)
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Among the Elites (Part of a longer project Dedication by Design)