O Morning Star

O Oriens,
splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris,
et umbra mortis.

O Morning Star,
splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness:
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death.

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness –
on them light has shined.”
(Isaiah 9:2)

A woman who shed light on deep darkness:

Top Image: Pentecost, from “The Black Hours,” fifteenth century
Thumbnail: Ida B. Wells, investigative journalist, educator, civil rights pioneer, New York Public Library photo collection