each saint candle comes with a prayer to the patron saint, holy oil as part of the wax (blessed by both a priest and a rabbi), and an italian prayer coin embedded into the candle honoring the patron saint which reveals itself once the candle has burned down.
before the first lighting, read out loud the prayer to the patron saint, then light the candle. Once the wax has burned all the way down after many uses, remove the coin at the bottom and keep it in a wallet, purse, or car - or bury it in the yard as a way of blessing the entire household.
saint francis of assisi, protector of animals, you help us appreciate god’s gift of all living creatures. We especially thank you for protecting our friendly pets who help us get through trying times. Please bless my pet (name pet) who gives me such joy. Enlighten our minds so that we might help preserve all of god’s creatures, especially those endangered by our encroachment and neglect. Amen.
sales of saint candles benefit st. Jude children's research hospital
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