Light from Light is the work of Father Conley Bertrand, published through the Come, Lord Jesus! program, as a tool to help individuals, families, and faith groups prepare for the weekly celebration of the Eucharist.
By reflection on the Gospel prior to the celebration, with special emphasis on the Psalms, members are able reflect on the word of God and the Eucharist to better aid their experience of the Mass.
Members group together in a home, spending one-half to one hour of prayer, meditation, and study each week in preparation for Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist. Light from Light is designed to carry out what Pope Saint John Paul II called for in his apostolic letter, Novo Millennio Inuente. The title comes from the Nicene Creed which we recite every Sunday at Mass and expresses that Jesus is the Son who issues eternally from the Father’s glorious being as spiritual light.
Three books are used in the program, one for each of the three-yearly cycles in the Church’s celebration of the Mass.
Each book is designed on the four-week cycle similar to the Liturgy of the Hours or Breviary prayed by clergy, religious, and many laity throughout the world. Light from Light is a “shorter” version of our main Come, Lord Jesus! Program, designed for individuals or groups who have limited time or ability constraints. The program concentrates on the Gospels only and uses formulated prayers to assist the individuals in prayer.
If you are interested in forming a Light from Light group in your area, please contact us, and we will provide you with the materials you need.