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Candles burning outside the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel) in Kevelaer, Germany.

Candles burning outside the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel) in Kevelaer, Germany.

A processional throne in Seville, Spain.

A processional throne in Seville, Spain.

A 1950s postcard of the candle procession at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.

A 1950s postcard of the candle procession at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.

Pilgrims lighting candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.

Pilgrims lighting candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.

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Votive candles in Kevelaer, Germany.

Votive candles in Kevelaer, Germany.

A Lady chapel in the church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Èze, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

A Lady chapel in the church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Èze, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

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The shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the basilica of Hulst, the Netherlands.

Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Bijstand

The shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the basilica of Hulst, the Netherlands.

Pilgrims offer candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.

Pilgrims offer candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.

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Votive candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston.

Votive candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston.

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A pilgrim lights a candle in the Lourdes grotto in Oostakker, Belgium.

A pilgrim lights a candle in the Lourdes grotto in Oostakker, Belgium.

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The candle on the right was lit at the Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus for all the followers of this blog.

The candle on the right was lit at the Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus for all the followers of this blog.

A statue of Mary in the church of the Immaculate Conception, or Hartebrugkerk, in Leiden, the Netherlands.During World War II the Catholic population of Leiden would often pray before this statue for protection and peace.

A statue of Mary in the church of the Immaculate Conception, or Hartebrugkerk, in Leiden, the Netherlands.

During World War II the Catholic population of Leiden would often pray before this statue for protection and peace.

The altar of the Presentation of Mary in the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice.

The altar of the Presentation of Mary in the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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