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"I have been very impressed by the way Elizabeth Wang seeks to expand people's sense of the mystery of the Eucharist in all its dimensions". 
FR AIDAN NICHOLS O.P. From the back cover of the book 'The Purpose of the Priesthood', by Elizabeth Wang.

"It has often been said that the difficulty modern people have with faith is not so much about the arguments for or against it, but with the difficulty of imagining God's presence in our highly secularised world. The work of Radiant Light is a perfect answer to that problem. Elizabeth Wang's art helps us make "the longest journey", from head to heart, by picturing what this presence might be like in a variety of situations. Radiant Light thus continues the great tradition of the Church from earliest days in using contemporary art to instruct us about God's truth and attract us to his beauty, leading us on to heartfelt adoration and to awareness of his being with us and all people from moment to moment."
MGR. KEITH BARLTROP Former Director, Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE).

"I have read everything Elizabeth Wang has written which is in print, and I gladly state that there is nothing which is inconsistent with the Catholic Faith. I am happy to recommend this book to all Catholic priests, as well as to everyone who is interested in the Catholic Faith". 
FR JOHN EDWARDS, S.J. From the back cover of the book 'My Priests Are Sacred' by Elizabeth Wang, 1999.

"Elizabeth Wang is a Catholic artist. She is an evangelist with a simple message: finding Christ is finding life. She draws to communicate the truth, the goodness and the beauty of the gospel. Her art is rich in colour, powerful in image and moving in the message it conveys. Elizabeth's work is rather like a picture catechism presenting the basic truths of faith."

"[The Radiant Light website is] devoted to the 'teachings in prayer' received by Elizabeth Wang. A most attractive feature of this message of God's love is the depiction in art of Catholic doctrine and spirituality. The representation of the relationship of Christ to us in prayer, the Mass and sacraments is both revealing and moving. A genuine concern for orthodoxy and a humble submission to the authority of the Church are reassuring signs of the value of this spiritual apostolate."
FAITH MAGAZINE 'Faith Online', review of Radiant Light website.

""Elizabeth Wang's art is Catholic but evangelical. Simple, striking and colourful, her paintings contain profound truths about the faith…. The Apostleship of the Sea is using Wang's painting Surrounded by Christ's Love, on its posters and prayer cards for sailors. ……the organisation's national director, Commodore Chris York, said they chose Wang's paintings because "seafarers are an international community and art can speak, across communities". "The prayer cards are well-liked at sea" he said. "Elizabeth's work is so meaningful - it takes a spiritual link to scripture and turns it into art. There is a lot of catechesis in it. It is very meaningful. It is a very simple catechesis appropriate to prayer cards." He added: "Seafarers' working days are extremely long and exhausting and the prayer card with a short reassuring reflection and the prayer that addresses their displaced situation in the world will no doubt refresh their spirits." 

"Her aim as an artist is to shed light on the mysteries of faith. A selection of her paintings have been used to illustrate her books The Wonder of the Christian Story and The Majesty of the Mass…… These books with their extraordinary and powerful illustrations can serve both as excellent aids to prayer and teaching tools to explain the story of salvation." 



We are sorry to have to share the news that Elizabeth died on Saturday evening, 10th September. 2016 She died peacefully, in her own room at home, with all her immediate family around her bedside. Some of you will have heard that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer only three months ago, so the end has come very quickly. It was only six weeks ago that she was on pilgrimage to Lourdes with her family and diocese. In many ways the swiftness has been a mercy, and it’s a consolation for all of us that her suffering is now at an end.

We are especially grateful for these last few days. We have had so much time together as a family – talking, listening, praying – and with the four grandchildren constantly running around. Elizabeth was surrounded by so much love, and she gave us so much love, even in her weakness and vulnerability. She has been looked after by many kind people with such tenderness. She received the last sacraments from Stephen, and we were able to celebrate Mass together in her room just a few hours before she died. She was at peace and longing to meet the Lord.

She will be missed so much, but we are full of such gratitude to God for the gift of her life, and for her faith. She had such a love for Christ, for his Church, and for his Blessed Mother Mary, and this has touched us all.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this illness. Please pray for her and for all those who mourn her now, especially our father Kin. Please pray for the continuing work and mission of Radiant Light, which was so close to her heart. With our best wishes and our prayers for you and your intentions.

Fr Stephen Wang, Chris Wang, Mary Figg



The main FUNERAL SERVICE (a Requiem Mass) is on Thursday 22 September at 11am at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rothamsted Avenue, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2BY, followed by the burial at Westfield Road Cemetery, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4JT, followed by a reception (venue to be confirmed). Everyone is welcome.

You are also welcome to join us the evening before (Wednesday 21 September) at 7pm at the same church for the RECEPTION OF THE BODY AND VIGIL MASS.

The church is a short walk (8 mins) from Harpenden rail station. For parking: note that after 10.30am you can park on the single yellow lines further up Rothamsted Ave and along Avenue St Nicholas nearby; and there is a public car park on Amenbury Lane 5 mins away.


  • Please bring an alb and a purple chasuble (or stole)


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