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A discarded Christmas tree left on the streets of Battersea, London (Photo: PA)

Praying, offering up our sufferings and doing our best to socialise may help us through

The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli

The spectacle of Three Kings offering their treasures is a crucial example of how we can live faithfully

The statue of the Virgin Mary adorned with a wreath of flowers on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2013 (AP)

The Virgin Mary is the only woman in creation worthy of carrying Our Lord

Mother Angelica: ‘a fighter’ (CNS)

For those of us often at odds with secular society, we have always had a friend in Mother Angelica

Pope Francis in Africa (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Many of us were taught at school that Christian missionaries forced the Africans to give up a non-Christian way of life

Pope Francis with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Holy Father is never afraid to show that he defers to Our Lady

A Stock picture of the RTE logo at Bloom, Ireland's largest garden festival (PA)

We must continue to promote the Angelus despite hostility to the Church

A nun prays the Rosary (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Please support the Dominicans as they approach this milestone in their history

A girl dresses as St Isabella of France for an All Saints' Day pageant (Photo: CNS)

Dressing up as saints or in white robes can help children understand the soul of a saint

A woman takes a selfie on a bridge over the river Thames  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

No parent would choose the name Narcissus for their baby these days