Color : White Wax
Dimensions: 8" height x 2.5" width
What is the depiction of Our Father of Miracles on this 8" catholic prayer candle?
This crucifixion scene was originally painted on an adobe wall by a slave in Lima, Peru, in the seventeenth century. It marked the place where a group of slaves called the Lord of Miracles Brotherhood gathered to worship. Lima's citizens, as well as slaves, began to venerate the image after it survived two major earthquakes that destroyed most of the city. Miraculous healing was also attributed to the veneration of the image. Civil authorities ordered the image destroyed, but the workmen they sent found themselves awed and humbled when they approached the wall and were unable to carry out the task. The Brotherhood has maintained and restored the image throughout the centuries.
A replica is paraded through the city during four processions in October, as part of one of the largest Catholic celebrations across the globe. Many pilgrims wear purple and carry purple banners, inspired by the penitence of the workmen.
The scene is framed by two white pillars guarded by a white angel on either side. God the Father, clothed in red, looks down on his Son's sacrifice and sends his Holy Spirit as a white dove to accompany the faithful on earth. The sky is dark as night. In this rendering, four beams of purple light, symbolizing the penitence that the image evokes, extend from the cross. Mary, the mother of Jesus stands with hands clasped in prayer. Mary Magdalene kneels at the foot of the cross, a clean white burial shroud on her shoulder.
Prayer on the Candle: I am present my God before your splendor, my face covered by confusion because of my multitude of sins which may have offended you, but secure by your promise that any sinner who repents with humility, shall receive a pardon for his sins. My confidence in your goodness is augmented when I look upon the cross, where because of your love for me, You suffered intense pain and death. For the merits of this passion and death which you suffered, I beg for your love and grace. Jesus, because of your great suffering delivery us from pestilence and earthquakes. (Pray 5 Our Fathers, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be) "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ Our Lord."
Warning: Burn candle within sight. Keep away from things that can catch fire. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Only burn on a heat resistant surface. Stop burning when 1/4" wax remains. Trim wick to 1/4" each time candle is lit.