Light of the world
Resurrection Morning by Ron DiCianni. "The shadow of the cross falls across the stone--an ever-present reminder of the price that was paid for us. The rays of light beginning to emerge from the crack between the stone and the tomb's entrance are my interpretation of that incredible moment when the Light of the World shined once again in a darkened world.... At the top of the painting, the dove, symbol for the Holy Spirit, has done His work in awakening the Prince from His sleep."
O Virgin Mary, our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, glory of the Christian people, joy of the universal Church, salvation of world; pray for us and awaken in all the faithful devotion to the Holy Eucharist, in order that they may render themselves worthy to receive it daily. (300 days’ Indulgence. - St. Pius X, 1906)
“Religion is actually not a crutch; it is a cross. It is not an escape, it is a burden; not a flight, but a response. We speak here of a religion with teeth in it, the wind that demands self-sacrifice and surrender. One leans on a crutch, but a cross rests on us. It takes a hero to embrace a cross.” ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen