Light a candle in Fatima
Light a candle in Fatima

Light a candle in Fatima

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Light a votive candle in the Shrine of Fatima

The Fatima Sanctuary provides an online service to request the lighting a candle at the Fatima Shrine.

1. You add the item, with the selected value to your shopping cart.
2. You go to your cart and add a note stating your particular intentions.
3. If you wish your votive candle featured on our social media please add your social media handles on the notes as well.
4. You complete your payment.
5. A member of Loja Esperança will light a candle on your behalf and enclose your intentions in our prayers at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions.
6. You receive your video by email, featuring the lighting of your candle and personal prayers.


Why light a candle in Fatima?

In the Christian tradition, light is a symbol of faith, truth, wisdom, virtue, grace, the divine life, charity, the ardor of prayer and the sacred presence which flow from Christ Himself.

With this background, we can appreciate the usage of votive candles.

The light signifies our prayer offered in faith coming into the light of God. With the light of faith, we petition our Lord in prayer, or petition Our Lady of Fatima to pray with us and for us to the Lord.

Also, the burning candle symbolized a sacrifice, which is made in both the offering of the prayer and the acceptance of the Lord's Will.

The Shrine of Fatima has a long-established tradition of the lighting of the candles by the pilgrims who seek the grace and miracles of Our Lady of Fatima. Thousands of them light their candles as a way of honoring a promise made to the Blessed Virgin, after the granting of a requested blessing. They come from all around the world to pay their respects to Our Lady, so that their light can shine among millions of others. It is a sign of love, devotion, sacrifice, and respect to both Fatima and the Catholic Church, so most Catholics light candles not just for themselves, but also for their loved ones.

In all, the usage of votive candles is a pious practice which continues today in many churches. The symbolism does remind us that prayer is a "coming into" the light of Christ, allowing our souls to be filled with His light, and letting that light burn on in our souls even though we may return to our other activities.

Light a votive candle in the Shrine of Fatima

The Fatima Sanctuary provides an online service to request the lighting a candle at the Fatima Shrine.

1. You add the item, with the selected value to your shopping cart.
2. You go to your cart and add a note stating your particular intentions.
3. If you wish your votive candle featured on our social media please add your social media handles on the notes as well.
4. You complete your payment.
5. A member of Loja Esperança will light a candle on your behalf and enclose your intentions in our prayers at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions.
6. You receive your video by email, featuring the lighting of your candle and personal prayers

Loja Esperança is a religious art store in the heart of Fatima, Portugal, one of the cradles of the Catholic Faith. Our vast collection of sacred articles is made from the highest standard of silver, gold, and wood. All articles can be custom made.