Via Lucis – Way of Light

The Twelfth Step on the Way of Light

The Way of Light, modelled on the Stations (or Way) of the Cross, invites us to meet the Risen Christ. It leads us down the path of Easter spirituality, whose dominant themes are new life, living hope, peace of heart, witnessing to the Good News, and communion with the Risen One. 

The Canadian Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection has produced our own Via Lucis, and this Easter Season we want to share excerpts of it with you.  Stay tuned each week for another Step on the Way of Light!

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but they doubted.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28: 16 – 20

The Twelfth Step on the Way of Light

The Risen Lord Commissions the Apostles


For one last time the Risen Lord appeared in person to his Apostles, on the mountain in Galilee. Although some still doubted, when they saw Jesus, they worshipped him. And Jesus’ last words to his Apostles was to commission them, to send them out into the world to baptize and teach. Behind this evangelistic call is the assurance of Jesus’ permanent presence with them.

So, it is Jesus himself who goes with the successive generations of missionaries and evangelists: he awakens in them a new enthusiasm and a new motivation, revitalises their faithfulness and sends them on missionary journeys. For none of us can “remain indifferent to the fact that many men and women do not know the full manifestation of God’s love in Christ.”  (VC 77)


Christ, risen from the dead, send us with the message of God’s love to all corners of the earth. Make us servants of your Word and heralds of your goodness, that the Most High be glorified and adored, who is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Through your holy Resurrection be glorified, Risen Lord!