MATER ECCLESIAE (MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH PRAYER) 3-DAY DEVOTIONAL CANDLE
This devotional candle is designed to burn for three days. It is encased in a sturdy glass holder with a print of the Totus Tuus mosaic Mater Ecclesiae on the front. This is a beautiful print of John Paul II's mosaic of Mary Mother of the Church (Mater Ecclesiae) that hangs in St. Peter's Square.
On the back is a prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church that reads :
Under your mantle, O Mother of the Church, O Model of all Christians, your children on earth seek your intercession and implore your mercy. Inspire your sons, the clergy – all deacons, priests, bishops, cardinals, patriarchs, and our Holy Father – to obey your Son and spread His Gospel with firm conviction, loyalty to truth, and unfailing love above all things.
Guide your children, the lay faithful, as they carry the light of Christ to the ends of the Earth: the great halls, the small places, wherever life is lived.
O Mother of Saints, O Refuge of Sinners, lead us home at last to your Church Triumphant where you reign as Queen of Angels and Queen of Heaven. Amen.
Votive measures 8"H x 2"D and is made with odorless paraffin wax.Please have your candle blessed by a Priest when you receive it so it can be used as a sacramental.The tradition of the Church has always placed importance upon sacramentals such as blessed candles. One of the most remarkable effects of sacramentals is the virtue to drive away evil spirits whose mysterious and baleful operations affect sometimes the physical activity of man.These candles were custom designed and created exclusively by EWTN.