Catholic Dictionary

Light

Symbol of Christ, Who, as the Light of the World, illuminates the hearts and minds of the baptized, replacing the darkness of sin and death with the knowledge of God and life; His light further transforms the faithful into beacons pointing to Christ, symbolized by the baptismal candle given to the newly baptized and by the paschal candle, which, in the liturgy of the Easter Vigil, represents Christ risen from the darkness of the tomb and from which the individual candles of the faithful are lighted.

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