July 5, 2017 //


A woman holds a vessel with incense as people gather at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2014, to mark the “transitus,” a memorial of the passing of St. Francis of Assisi, and as a symbol of renewal. The upcoming Holy Year of Mercy is intended to offer Catholics an authentic renewal and conversion. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) See MIDST Oct. 8, 2015.

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