I have seen many manifestations of faith during my travels over the past three decades.
Some have been spontaneous, some have been part of a liturgy,
some have been prescribed rituals,
Some have been in magnificent buildings, others have been outside under a tree.
Many people’s faith is embedded in the way they live their lives.
– Steve McCurry
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
– Corrie Ten Boom
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength;
and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
– Joseph Conrad
Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
– Rabindranath Tagore
What is Faith?
When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you,
you are a believer.
– Prophet Muhammad
… All I know is that prayer constructs a velvet bridge
And walking it we are aloft, as on a springboard,
Above landscapes the color of ripe gold
Transformed by a magic stopping of the sun.
– Czeslaw Milosz
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
– Leo Tolstoy
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
– St. Thomas Aquinas
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once
accepted in spite of your changing moods.
– C.S. Lewis
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
If it can be verified, we don’t need faith…
Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason.
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and
ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
– Madeleine L’Engle
85 replies on “The Light of Faith”
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What a nice share. Thank you!
Loved the quote from Corrie Ten Boom❤️
Again, steve is on his magic spell, touching our interior raw immotions ,with his photo images, and yes he is succcesful this time as always, Namaskar.
Absolutely stunning , thank you for sharing . Beautiful work .
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Beautiful photos. I love the quotes too.
I’ve followed your photography for years and bought all your books, the latest about Reading is marvelous. What lies behind what your captured is unfathomably meaningful. Thank you.
Amazing pictures, touch the soul! Steve …you are Great!
Stunning Photos! Many thanks for sharing!
Stopping at each photograph I feel a wave of tenderness for our humanity wash over me. Thank you so much.
Outstanding. Best regards.
Beautiful images and stories
Très touchantes photos, despite faith can be a double-edged sword as we all know….
Pierre, thanks for sharing your thought. Questions I have are, who makes it a double edged sword? If we will respect each other’s faith truly then we will respect each other without making our own faith is the right or correct one!
Dear Mr mcCurry Your pictures always make me happy.Thank You
you know Steve you’re on the right path to providence when you inspire so many.
your standards never fall below 100%. brilliant
Wow. Beautiful photos as always.
Marvelous work as usual. Steve catches the visibile and the invisible part of faith. Stunning.
As usual, you are my inspiration.
I dream with travel the world for know people and cultures. You are my inspiration, thank you very much
Very good pictures Steve. You are an inspiration for many photographers.
With deep respect…..your view of humanity is amazing seen with compassion and understanding
Steve I saw your show in Prague, I was totally excited,your Afghan girl has beena at home for several year’s it captived me at first glance !
i love your photography sir… All the photography I like is the kind of photography I like. All your photos are awesome, always.
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Te admiro mucho Steve . Me fascinan tu fotografias
Incredibly moving, and utterly beautiful, thank you.
Beautiful pictures, as always!!!!I love them. Thank you very much.
Great work – thank you for your posts, they are always motivation to go on with photography
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Sometimes you want to know or have a day when you need to have your faith reaffirmed as so many wrong things you see are beyond your control. Thank you for listening.
Bravo! and thank you.
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I had to share this. It speaks to me in ways that few posts have. Extraordinary gifts from this photographer, with finely wrought words shared like lights in gloom, amid our struggles of living in this world. Read and look and be favored by a faith journey taken.
This is my very favorite of your blog posts (which I have seen thus far). I admire and appreciate all these photographs, and the quotes you chose are finely attuned and from extraordinary thinkers and doers. I wish I might have this to put in my hands so I could read it at will, any time, any day or night. Like your own prayer journey yet we can be there, too. Thank you for putting it out here.
…In fin dei conti la Religione è come le Tue Foto: Espressione del Bello, del Vero,, dell’Intimo, anche di quello che “NON SI DICE”; CIOè la tua anime!
Fab in every way..Love Lourdes.
All are worth mentioning, but I single these three out. No image needs a description, but I am grateful that you prescribed one anyway. Very moving.
Stunning photographs enhanced by thoughtful, inspiring quotes. This is beautiful work!
Fotos grandiosas llenas de FE
Stunning pictures Steve, inspiring as always, please keep blogging.
la religion es el alma de los pueblos y steve los plasma en su maxima expresion
Awesome pictures Steve, inspiring as always, please keep blogging 🙂
la religion es el alma de los pueblos y steve la plasma en su maxima expresion
Stunning! Thank you. I found the imagery to be a healing balm.
.Love your wonderful pictures and very inspiring words.
Steve, Superlative images and quotes as usual!
Unfortunately, religions are also the cause of many wars and other misfortunes.
Thank you! wonderful images and thoughts
Beautiful images and thought provoking quotes. Thank you once again Stevebhai.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
Hi Steve. Wonderful pictures, Thank you! You might add next time some of your wonderful pictures from the Cammino di Francesco in Rieti, Italy. Saluti
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us. They give hope to the human race …
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I love your work. I am à great fan. Thanks a
Astonishing poetry in motion.
The pictures are inspirational and the quotes enhance their meaning. Thank you.
Beautiful post, in more way than one. Thank you!
Great Blog…absolutely love the quotes..!
On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Steve McCurry’s Blog wrote:
> Steve McCurry posted: “I have seen many manifestations of faith during my > travels over the past three decades. Some have been spontaneous, some have > been part of a liturgy, some have been prescribed rituals, Some have been > in magnificent buildings, others have been outside u” >
Your photos have the ability to transport one’s awareness to the real world.
Fantastic pix, as usual Steve 😉 The last one, with ‘Jesus and the lady’, she looks like Queen Elisabeth II 🙂
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Steve McCurry’s work is awesome. ❤️
Beautiful work Steve, you are my inspiration!!!!!!
Constant beauty of the heart
Wonderful images and thought provoking quotes.
Many thanks Steve, always loved your work but I especially like the body of work you have put together here. great idea!
Beautiful images, faith is a wonderful thing, just a shame that religion leads to so much conflict.
Wonderful experience for me
Stunning and inspiring post, Steve.
Beautiful photographs and quotes. Thank you for sharing Steve.
Steve. Your pictures are a constant inspiration. Wonderful work.