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Blessed Virgin Mary

Christian Discipleship has a Marian dimension. "The Church exhorts all the faithful - sacred minister, religious and laity - to develop a personal and community devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the use of approved and recommended pious exercises. Liturgical worship, notwithstanding its objective and irreplaceable importance, its exemplary efficacy and normative character, does not in fact exhaust all the expressive possibilities of the People of God for devotion to the Holy Mother of God." Congregation for Divine Worship, Directory on Popular Piety and Liturgy. See also the following resources:

Mother of the Redeemer by Pope John Paul II, 1987

Rosary of the Virgin Mary by Pope John Paul II, 2002

Please visit the section on Seasons to see our many devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, during the course of the year.

Votive Candles

At Epiphany Church, one cannot fail to note the votive candles before the statues of St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals, by Ann Ball, the practice of lighting candles in order to obtain some favor probably has its origins in the custom of burning lights at the tombs of the martyrs in the catacombs. The lights burned as a sign of solidarity with Christians still on earth. Because the lights continually burned as a silent vigil, they became known as vigil lights.

Vigil Lights (from the Latin vigilia, which means "waiting" or "watching") are traditionally accompanied by prayers of attention or waiting. Another common type of candle offering is the votive light. Such an offering is indicative of seeking some favor from the Lord or the saint before which the votive is placed. Lighting a candle is a way of extending one's prayer and showing solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is offered.

In the lighting of candles we intend that our prayers will rise up to Heaven day and night - when only our intention can possibly remain in church.

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