July 6, 2017 //


“The Nativity” by French painter Noel Coypel features Mary, Joseph and angels in adoration of the Christ Child. The Christmas season begins with the Dec. 24 evening vigil commemorating the birth of Christ and ends with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jan. 9. (CNS/courtesy of Art Resource) (Nov. 21, 2011) EDITORS: For one-time editorial use only in print and online until Jan. 31, 2012. No use is permitted after Jan. 31, 2012.

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