Votive candles. What are they and why do we light them?
We have several places at Prince of Peace where you can light votive candles in church or the chapel. So why do we do this? Almost nothing says “Catholic” like votive candles, especially if they are placed before images or statues in a church. The Church has a long tradition dating back to the words of Christ regarding light and the connection with candles.
“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).