Streams of Light: Easter Messages from Australian Bishops During Lockdown 2020

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Author: Nigel Zimmermann (Ed) Year: 2021
Publisher: St Pauls Publications Australi
Binding: Paperback

In 2020, Easter was celebrated in mostly empty cathedrals and churches, live streamed to parishioners in lockdowns across our great southern land. That Easter was unlike any other, and this collection of homilies and pastoral letters delivered by bishops in Australia captures that moment of strangeness, deprivation and isolation, pierced by joyful good news, and the faithfulness of the Church’s pastors to their people.


These Easter reflections from the bishops of this wide brown land give refreshingly accessible, varied, but unified witness to the life-giving reality of the Risen Christ.

Anna Krohn, Convenor, Anima Women's Network


Easter is the pivot of history. In direct and accessible language, these homilies and messages lead us to Easter's grandeur, and its gracious embrace.

Greg Sheridan, author of Christians: The Urgent Case for Jesus in Our World.


This collection is a gift to us all: we find words of comfort and solidarity, words to anchor us in hope and to offer us new possibilities.

Virginia Bourke, Chair of Mercy Health



This fine collection brings the light of Christ’s resurrection to pierce the dark and deadly pall cast by this pandemic.

Matthew Tan, Dean of Studies, Vianney College, Diocese of Wagga Wagga




Nigel Zimmermann (Editor) is Adjunct Lecturer in Theology with the Institute for Ethics & Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and Senior Fellow at the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University. He is author of Levinas and Theology (2013), and editor of The Great Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today (2015).