Do you light candles for your loved ones?

@eileenleyva (10964)
Philippines
October 28, 2010 4:52pm CST
I always light candles for my loved ones, especially my dearly departed beloved. I just feel that the flickering flames somehow bring some illumination and warmth, and the light brings brightness to my loved ones, wherever they are... Do you also light candles for your loved ones?
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• Philippines
3 Nov 10
Not this year but I prayed for my dad and grandparents.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
3 Nov 10
Yes, and we pray that they reach heaven as fast so they can also pray for us... Do you also believe that they can help us with prayers?
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
My departed loved ones are buried far from the city I live in. Since I could not visit their tombs this All Saint's Day, lightning a candle for them and saying prayers is one of my most solemn ways of remembering their passing. It's been said that you light a candle so that their paths would always be lighted towards their journey to our Creator.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
I light the candles right here in my home. I refrain from squeezing through the crowd during Undas. I usually bring the flowers four days before, but it rained hard with zero visibility the other day. Now I will have to pay my respects the day after, on the real All Souls Day. I do believe in what you said about the light guiding... so I keep my prayers for the repose of the souls, as I know that they are, likewise, praying for me and guiding me.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Oct 10
I still light a candle on special occasions for those loved ones i have lost. it is my way or keeping their memory in my heart. This way they are still with me even though they are gone from this earth.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
Same here, sender, same here.
@hushi22 (4941)
29 Oct 10
that is also a practice in the Philippines. We also get together in the memorial garden to reminisce our times with our departed ones.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
Keep the practice, hushi, our loved ones need the light and the prayers... as we do, too.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Hi. eileenleyva. No. I have never done anything like this before. I believe that it brings upon peace and solitude when candles are lighted to honor the deceased. I hope that it brings peace upon you.
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29 Oct 10
Hmmmmmmm no, I never tried I wonder how does it feel to light one.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
Does this mean you do not know how to light a match nor a lighter?
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Oct 10
No, i don't but think it's a nice thing to do. I hear people talking about doing that quite often.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
You know what, the candles are now intricately designed, colorful and scented. Whether we put the crafted candles on the altar or the cemetery tombstone, the places become festive looking but totally serene for prayerful mood. Once the incense fills the air, it is just like everyone shifts to silence... ANTIQUELADY, we have candles three feet long and eight inches wide. We even have candles with four wicks, ha ha. It is just a joy to light candles...