July 6, 2017 //


An artist’s depiction of a scene from the Pentecost appears in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The feast marks the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles 50 days after Christ’s resurrection. Pentecost is Greek for the 50th day. It is also referred to as the birthday of the church because, from that point on, the apostles carried forth the message of Christ to the world. (CNS photo/Crosiers) (May 1, 2009)

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