In 1858, a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous said she saw "a lady dressed in white" in Lourdes, now an international pilgrimage destination that hosts more than 5 million visitors a year.
Photographer Yankl Conzen was not Jewish, but he embraced Jewish culture and history. His poignant photographs of Purim depict children from one of Jerusalem's Orthodox neighborhoods.
These Purim photographs capture the Jewish holiday's themes of identity and masquerade through its tradition of dressing in costume.
Saint Nicholas was known for his generosity and good will. He was so generous that he became known as "the gift giver."
Where will Barack Obama and his family attend church after they move into the White House?
View a map of some of the Washington churches the Obamas could attend.
Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with Father Marco Antonio Mercado of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago.
Read more of Judy Valente's interview about Hispanic Catholics with Friar Gilberto Cavazos Gonzalez.
Finally, excerpts from an evening with Garrison Keillor. The bard of Lake Wobegon and “A Prairie Home Companion” was also at the Washington National Cathedral recently, talking about poetry, singing old hymns, and telling stories about the strict fundamentalists who raised him.
Read more from the interview about the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.