VIA LUCIS: Reflections in the Holy Land by H.E. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, DD, STD (Archbishop of Manila)
The usual pilgrimage highlighted the Via Crucis or the Way of the Cross, which is the Lord’s passion and death. The Cardinal, however, wanted to take the theme of Via Lucis or the Way of Light. This would include Pope John Paul II’s Mysteries of Light. But what the Cardinal meant by his chosen theme was to approach the life of our Lord from the perspective of the Resurrection. That is, a life suffused with light, hope, and joy. We are Easter people, he would always remind the faithful. We follow the Lord filled with the hope of the Easter Morning.