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A quiet moment in Advent, among women

Some 300 women came out to St. Elizabeth Parish for "Advent by Candlelight," an evening of reflection where they shared food and friendship as they reflected on the season of preparation.

Scenes from the Barry Awards event at the Union League

The American Catholic Historical Society awarded its highest honor Nov. 22 to Citizens Bank President Daniel K. Fitzpatrick at a banquet at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Pope meets with local bishops in Rome

All the bishops of the Philadelphia Archdiocese plus those from all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey discussed the state of their dioceses Nov. 27-28 with Pope Francis and Vatican officials. See scenes from visit.

Black Catholic group honors outstanding leaders

The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary recognized 18 outstanding individuals for their accomplishments of service and leadership, including Gerald T. Davis, during a banquet Nov. 10.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Consolation Parish

The Parkesburg, Chester County parish welcomed parishioners and guests for the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Schneider Parish Center.

Catholics join in divine praise at St. Martin de Porres Mass

The annual Mass on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the cathedral, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Black Catholics, celebrated the memory of the 17th century Peruvian saint.

Candidates for priesthood, patronal feast celebrated at seminary

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the rite of admission to candidacy for ordination at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Nov. 4. See the names of the seven Philadelphia seminarian candidates.

Across the Aisles: 40 Hours at St. Charles Seminary

The seminary community celebrated the traditional 40 Hours devotion last week, and closed the celebration Sunday, Nov. 3 with solemn Evening Prayer and an outdoor eucharistic procession.

Across the Aisles: St. Patrick Parish, Kennett Square

St. Patrick's, a pretty little church in sprawling, bucolic Chester County, was filled with faithful worshipers on Saturday, Nov. 2 as Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the parish's 150th anniversary Mass.

Children craft Christmas art with missions’ theme

Local winners of an annual contest sponsored by the archdiocesan Pontifical Mission Societies retell the birth of Christ in original drawings that will be featured throughout Advent.