votive candles


Candles burned before some statue or shrine to give honor to Our Lord or to a saint. The word votive signifies that the lighting is often done in fulfillment of a vow. They are usually not blessed, and in that case they are not sacramentals.

MLA Citation

  • “votive candles”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 January 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>