Via Lucis: The Way of Light
Dr. Glenn Byer
Publication date: 2014-01-15
Number of pages: 64
A stunning and vivid meditation on the Stations of the Resurrection through word and image.
For several centuries, Christians have traversed the way of Christ’s passion and death. To
this day, Lenten Fridays are marked by communal prayers and devotions in honour of this
holy and prayerful tradition. Yet in recent decades, a growing awareness of the significance
and equal importance of Christ’s resurrection has given rise to a prayerful meditation upon
the resurrection stories of Jesus. Originally written by Father Sabino Palumbieri, the Via
Lucis, or Way of Light, has grown in popularity in the past two decades. Like the Way of
the Cross, the Way of Light marks each important story of Jesus’ resurrection appearances
with prayers, scripture readings and reflections.
Presented here for the first time is a uniquely Canadian presentation of the Via Lucis, drawing
from powerful images that speak deeply to all Canadians. Combining the rich prayers of
the Via Lucis with stunning depictions of light and provocative reflections, we discover the
beautiful stories of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples and their meaning for us today.
Whether used individually or in communal prayer, this prayerful meditation on the Way of
Light will be sure to draw all people more fully into the Paschal Mystery and the joy of the
new life in Christ.
Dr. Glenn Byer, M.A., S.L.D., served as Associate Publisher for Novalis. With an extensive history of ministry in parishes, a seminary and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Byer seeks to engage women and men more deeply in the public prayer of the Church. He is the author of Like Spokes on a Wheel: Catholic Prayer beyond the Liturgy (Novalis 2014) and co-author with Catherine Mulroney of Catholic FAQ's (Novalis 2015)