St. Patrick’s Candle
St. Patrick Candle
Our St. Patrick’s (the patron saint of Ireland), candle has been hand-crafted with the intention to ask for divine assistance in living our faith each day. This 100% soy wax, cotton-wicked, Reiki Blessed candle is scented with a blend of cedar, sandalwood, and amber with light notes of evergreen and a hint of fresh moss, then crowned with Carnelian (Increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and facilitates creativity and compassion), Peridot (The Stone of Compassion and healing. Assists in rebirth and renewal and facilitates abundance and prosperity), and Clear Quartz (Known as the Stone of Power, and can amplify any energy and/or intention). A St. Patrick’s medal accompanies this candle as well!
St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals around the world celebrating Irish culture with parades, amazing foods, music, dancing, revelry and a whole lot o’green and orange! 🇨🇮
A little history on St. Patrick:
It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D. Although his father was a Christian deacon, it has been suggested that he probably took on the role because of tax incentives and there is no evidence that Patrick came from a particularly religious family. At the age of 16, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family’s estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity. During this time, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and away from people. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian. It’s also believed that Patrick first began to dream of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity.
Why do we create a candle honoring him?
Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honoring their gods with fire. He also superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish. Although there were a small number of Christians on the island when Patrick arrived, most Irish practiced a nature-based pagan religion. The Irish culture centered around a rich tradition of oral legend and myth. When this is considered, it is no surprise that the story of Patrick’s life became exaggerated over the centuries—spinning exciting tales to remember history has always been a part of the Irish way of life.
St. Patrick’s Prayer:
May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.
St. Patrick's prayer no doubt helped him in his missionary efforts. Although he faced his share of resistance, St. Patrick was so successful in preaching the gospel and organizing the Church in Ireland that he is largely credited with converting the Irish to Christianity. His emblems are the snakes that legends claim he drove out of Ireland and the Shamrock he used to great effect to explain the Holy Trinity. This is a wonderful illustration of three distinct entities, the three leaves of the clover, making up one shamrock, much like the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
**All St. Patrick Candles are hand-crafted in Buffalo, NY and can take up 4 to 6 business days to ship** With proper wick 'maintenance' (keeping the wick trimmed before lighting each time) this candle will burn up to 60+ hours! **
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All candles are sold as curios only. Every soy wax item is lovingly hand-poured and Reiki Blessed. In no way, shape, or form do we guarantee any particular outcome. You must add your own pure love and positive intention to the products in order to make them work for you!
CAUTION: Never leave a candle burning unattended. Certain candles contain crystals, herbs and pine cone that could potentially 'spark' or crack the glass. Always burn your candles and tea lights on a fireproof dish or holder away from other items. Please melt your wax tarts on a wax melt warmer specifically designed for this use.