MADE IN LOURDES
Throughout the tale of the apparitions, we notice how heavily the altar candle featured in Lourdes.
It has always been present and symbolises for each pilgrim, ill person or visitor a guiding light amidst his or her anxiety or distress, in any case a light towards relief and hope.
THE LOURDES ALTAR CANDLE CONVEYS A PERSONAL MESSAGE.
Bernadette was a commoner; she was poor and only had tallow candles. They weren’t white but creamy white.
Today the altar candles made at Ciergerie de Lourdes are not pure white either but a creamy white. They are covered at the base with Marian blue (reminder of Virgin Mary’s blue belt). We make them here, in the Marian city.