Tag Archives: beeswax

ASK FATHER: Electric, battery powered … candles?

From a reader…
Dear Father, We have, on occasion, attended Mass at a Novus Ordo parish when we cannot get to the distant Latin Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in our area. We were shocked to see young girl altar servers … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: None of your….

From a reader…
I was just wondering if there are any documents that specifically require the composition of liturgical candles to be made of beeswax.
Quite often I see paraffin candles being used for the sacred liturgy, whether traditional or contemporary and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: unbleached beeswax candles

From a reader:
My wife recently completed a course on how to make yellow beeswax candles.  My pastor has indicated he would love to receive them as a donation for requiem Masses, funerals, Tenebrae, All Souls, Good Friday, etc. (we have … Continue reading

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Laptop resections and beeswax confections

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, filled with anxiety.
I took apart a long used, hard traveled, aging but still useful mini-laptop and replaced its cooling fan.
For quite a while I have been unable to use this little box without a … Continue reading

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Unbleached beeswax candles – where to get them?

Our friends over at NLM have a really good entry about sources for unbleached beeswax candles used for Requiem Masses.
Here is the post:
Sourcing Unbleached Beeswax Altar Candles
One of our priestly readers wrote in with the question of where to find … Continue reading

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