Started by Eileen Smith, March 15, 2017, 06:00:18 PM
Quote from: Eileen Smith on March 15, 2017, 06:00:18 PMWe are in the process of ordering a new paschal candle. I should say that the one we've used for years was made by a member who died a few years ago. All the candles are 2" in diameter. Our base is 2". Have any of you run into this problem? Did you find a solution? I've called Almy who advised we need an adaptor which we already figured out. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you!
Quote from: Richard Johnson on March 15, 2017, 06:06:05 PMI'm confused. Aren't they both 2"? Why doesn't it work?
Quote from: Richard Johnson on March 15, 2017, 06:38:59 PMTry modeling clay around the base of the candle. Or just have someone who is handy make an insert to fit into the base with a 2" hole.
Quote from: Richard Johnson on March 15, 2017, 06:59:10 PMBut, um, whatever you do, do it before Good Friday. (He says from experience.)
Quote from: Eileen Smith on March 15, 2017, 08:22:40 PMQuote from: Richard Johnson on March 15, 2017, 06:59:10 PMBut, um, whatever you do, do it before Good Friday. (He says from experience.) Thank you for the chuckle - yes, definitely before Good Friday!
Quote from: RPG on March 16, 2017, 11:53:11 AMThere is a family-owned church candle company in Ipswich, SD that makes wonderful 100% beeswax candles. Check them out: Lux Candle Company. Their website is super "low-tech" to put it mildly, but you can read a little of the history and get an idea of what they sell there. They are located about 45 miles from my town (right next door in Northern Plains terms), and we purchase all of our candles from them. In our case, they pour them to order (we need a non-standard base) and I go and pick them up in a few days. They ship their products around the world, including to the Vatican. Their "special wick" version requires a special Pyrex follower (which is an investment!), but they last forever. We have two 7-candle candelabra and two Eucharistic lights on our altar, and we change the candles maybe once a year. They also sell a standard wick candle which can be used with or without a follower.There are major honey producers in the region, so all of their wax is locally sourced. A great family quietly carrying out their vocation. Can't recommend them enough.RPG+