The Light of the World

My cousin recently brought to my attention an experience she had while attending weekly morning Mass. She and some regular attendees were blessed when time, circumstance and the things of nature divinely enhance the mundane.  What follows in the “click on” attachment is an eye-witness account following the Mass celebrating the feast day of Saint Anthony, including pictures, of that experience documented by one of the faithful attendees:

Image on the Tabernacle at St. Leo Church in Stamford, CT.pdf


Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,–
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene,–one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
Shouldst lead me on:
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish days, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
Will lead me on;
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.John Henry Newman

For the those who need no sign to validate their faith, this event is a grace of gratitude for steadfastness. For those who need to see to believe, this event gives pause to their doubt. The photographic evidence here rightly points out that Christ is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist as proclaimed in His own words: “I Am the Light of the world.”

About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of
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3 Responses to The Light of the World

  1. Have pause and Doubt…

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  2. Beautiful moment 🙏🏻

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