August: Nuns, kids, college & more

Here are my favorite pictures from assignments I covered in August for the Catholic Courier.

Sister Ritamae Dillon hugs Margaret Amisano during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dominican  Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. The 15 religious sisters living in the monastery moved to Illinois Sept. 2.

Sister Ritamae Dillon hugs Margaret Amisano during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. The 15 religious sisters living in the monastery moved to Illinois Sept. 2.

Cloistered Dominican nuns mingle with guests during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dominican  Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. The 15 religious sisters living in the monastery moved to Illinois Sept. 2.

Cloistered Dominican nuns mingle with guests during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. The 15 religious sisters living in the monastery moved to Illinois Sept. 2.

Sister Mary of Jesus (from left) visits with Gloria Messemer and Sister Marie Grace during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of  the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. Messemer and Grace were both visiting from the Bronx. Sister Mary of Jesus and several other sisters moved from the Bronx to Elmira seven years ago.

Sister Mary of Jesus (from left) visits with Gloria Messemer and Sister Marie Grace during a luncheon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira Aug. 16. Messemer and Grace were both visiting from the Bronx. Sister Mary of Jesus and several other sisters moved from the Bronx to Elmira seven years ago.

Eleven-year-old Noah Mitchell, a sixth grader at School Number 4, has his hair cut by John William at Monroe High School's back to school event Aug. 27. William and other students from the Sharp Edgez Barber Institute provided free haircuts to students.

Eleven-year-old Noah Mitchell, a sixth grader at School Number 4, has his hair cut by John William at Monroe High School’s back to school event Aug. 27. William and other students from the Sharp Edgez Barber Institute provided free haircuts to students.

Seventh grader Elmer Zayas has his hair cut by Michael DeJesus, an instructor at Sharp Edgez Barber Institute, while student Dennis Martinez watches during a back to school event at Monroe High School Aug. 27.

Seventh grader Elmer Zayas has his hair cut by Michael DeJesus, an instructor at Sharp Edgez Barber Institute, while student Dennis Martinez watches during a back to school event at Monroe High School Aug. 27.

A New York State Athletic Commission official separates two boxers during the Throwdown at the Armory II put on by Pretty Girl Productions Aug. 23 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester.

A New York State Athletic Commission official separates two boxers during the Throwdown at the Armory II put on by Pretty Girl Productions Aug. 23 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester.

Huntington, Md., junior Nathan Rafalowski, left, and Denville, N.J., sophomore Allie Krummann wait to process into Mass at Muller Chapel on the campus of Ithaca College Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The interfaith chapel is home to Catholic, Jewish and protestant student groups. Fall semester classes at the university began Aug. 27.

Huntington, Md., junior Nathan Rafalowski, left, and Denville, N.J., sophomore Allie Krummann wait to process into Mass at Muller Chapel on the campus of Ithaca College Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The interfaith chapel is home to Catholic, Jewish and protestant student groups. Fall semester classes at the university began Aug. 27.

Jesuit father Carsten Martensen serves Communion during a Mass in Muller Chapel on the campus of Ithaca College Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The interfaith chapel is home to Catholic, Jewish and protestant student groups. Fall semester classes at the university began Aug. 27.

Jesuit father Carsten Martensen serves Communion during a Mass in Muller Chapel on the campus of Ithaca College Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The interfaith chapel is home to Catholic, Jewish and protestant student groups. Fall semester classes at the university began Aug. 27.

Melbourne, Fla., freshman Meriel Engrand, left, and Greenville, Ohio, freshman Grace Winhoven hold hands while praying the Our Father during Mass in Sage Chapel on the campus of Cornell University Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The Cornell Catholic Community planned a variety of events to welcome students back to campus after fall semester classes began Aug. 26.

Melbourne, Fla., freshman Meriel Engrand, left, and Greenville, Ohio, freshman Grace Winhoven hold hands while praying the Our Father during Mass in Sage Chapel on the campus of Cornell University Aug. 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. The Cornell Catholic Community planned a variety of events to welcome students back to campus after fall semester classes began Aug. 26.

Tom Malthaner (from left), Sister Grace Miller, Heide Parreño and Harry Murray pray the rosary while spending the night in the Civic Center Garage in Rochester after being asked to leave by garage employees Aug. 20. Eight people staged a sit-in to protest the closing of the Civic Center Garage to homeless people who had been spending nights inside the parking structure.

Tom Malthaner (from left), Sister Grace Miller, Heide Parreño and Harry Murray pray the rosary while spending the night in the Civic Center Garage in Rochester after being asked to leave by garage employees Aug. 20. Eight people staged a sit-in to protest the closing of the Civic Center Garage to homeless people who had been spending nights inside the parking structure.

Sister of Mercy Grace Miller, executive director of the House of Mercy, speaks to supporters through a door to the Civic Center Garage in Rochester Aug. 20. Miller and seven other advocates for the homeless staged a sit-in to protest the closing of the garage to homeless people who had spent nights there. Around 20 additional advocates protested outside the garage.

Sister of Mercy Grace Miller, executive director of the House of Mercy, speaks to supporters through a door to the Civic Center Garage in Rochester Aug. 20. Miller and seven other advocates for the homeless staged a sit-in to protest the closing of the garage to homeless people who had spent nights there. Around 20 additional advocates protested outside the garage.

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano laughs while visiting with deacons and other diocesan employees after being presented with a gift on behalf of the diocese's permanent deacons Aug. 5 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano laughs while visiting with deacons and other diocesan employees after being presented with a gift on behalf of the diocese’s permanent deacons Aug. 5 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Arelis Medero helps 5-year-old Hector DeJesus change from a cow mask into a pig mask during a skit on the fourth night of Santa Misión at St. Michael Church Aug. 14.

Arelis Medero helps 5-year-old Hector DeJesus change from a cow mask into a pig mask during a skit on the fourth night of Santa Misión at St. Michael Church Aug. 14.

Father Jesus Flores hears a confession from Gloria Rivera during the fourth night of Santa Misión at St. Michael Church Aug. 14.

Father Jesus Flores hears a confession from Gloria Rivera during the fourth night of Santa Misión at St. Michael Church Aug. 14.