Send Prayers toward Heaven…Light a Votive Candle for a Loved One!
Did you know that…
- For centuries it has been a common custom among Catholics to light Votive Candles at churches and shrines for prayer intentions. The religious meaning attached to the candle and flame can be traced far back in history and the light from the candle is a powerful symbol of Christ, the Light of the World.
- The Missionary Oblates have been lighting Votive Candles for years. In fact, we are currently celebrating 20 years of lighting Votive Candles at the Millennium Spire. The Millennium Spire is the centerpiece of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows – one of the largest and most popular Marian shrines in the United States.
When you have a Votive Candle lit at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows through a gift to the Missionary Oblates, you are generating two types of blessings.
- You are creating a personal blessing by having the candle lit for a loved one or for your own intentions.
- You are also blessing the Missionary Oblates and our Shrine pilgrims because your donation helps us maintain our programs that shine the Light of Christ into the lives of people in need of healing and hope.
You can make your secure donation on the form below to have a Votive Candle lit at the Shrine for a gift of $25 or more.
Please indicate on the below form if you are having this candle lit for a specific loved one.
God bless you for your generosity and may you and your loved ones have a blessed Valentine’s Day.
Thank you for your support.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift shortly.