The great thing about Catholic countries is that one can buy their votive candles in any local supermarket.
Candles burning outside the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel) in Kevelaer, Germany.
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.
(Source: Flickr / carolinatorres)
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.
Pilgrims offer candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.
(Source: Flickr / juliokon)
Votive candles in the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston.
(Source: Flickr / millinerd)
A pilgrim lights a candle in the Lourdes grotto in Oostakker, Belgium.
The candle on the right was lit at the Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus for all the followers of this blog.