Symbols of Christ

The Sun of Justice

sun of justice

His crucifixion is likened to the setting of the sun. He descended into "the lower parts of the earth" to bring light to those who were waiting in darkness and in the shadow of death. In his Resurrection he became "the dayspring from on high", the bringer of a new age of light, of life and of salvation to his Church which is likened to the moon, receiving its light from the sun.






Note: All of these symbols can be seen on the outside walls of the Hesburgh Library.