Saint Maria Goretti, saint of forgiveness, youforgave your tormenter even as you faced your own death.Give us the wisdom toforgive those who have wrongedusso that we might free ourselves from the burden of retribution and anger, and move closer to receiving God’s grace. Amen.
Each candle comes with a prayer to the patron saint, holy oil as part of the wax, and a prayer coin embedded into the candle. Before the first lighting, read out loud the prayer to the patron saint, then light the candle. Once the wax has burned all the way down after many uses, remove the coin at the bottom and keep it in your wallet, purse, or car - or bury it in your yard as a way of blessing the entire household.