Sunday, October 19, 2008
Light a Candle, Say a Prayer
There are many opportunities to light a candle for the intention of your loved one. Many Catholic Churches and Shrines have candles to light for a small donation to cover the cost. Many people light candles in front of an icon, statue or holy picture in their homes.
With the advent of the Internet, there are opportunities, both virtual and real, to light candles for your intentions. Light a Candle.org , St. Bernard Abbey, and Gratefulness.org are three such online candle lighting sites.
In Gratefulness.org, The Apostolate of Saint Augustine has its own candle "room". Click on this link, or go to Gratefulness.org and type in StA when asked for the initials of the group. You can post your intention, the initials of the person you are praying for, as well as your own name or initials.
I have linked the picture of the red votive candles on my sidebar to our candle room in Gratefulness.org. Just click on the red votive candles on the sidebar to get there.