Thursday, October 15, 2015

Advent Candles


Every September my mom goes on her annual Lay Benedictine retreat at Mount Angel Abbey. For years she would pick up a set of their gorgeous Advent candles for me. Oh, I miss those beautiful candles (pictured at the top of this post - which they no longer make) and have not yet found a replacement set of Advent Pillar Candles that I love nearly as much. I'm still searching for pillar candles for our large coffee table wreath - I'm leaning towards these - for this Advent.  {Note: This post contains affiliate links.} 

However, last year, we added a lovely wreath to our dinner table and I do have a new favorite set of Advent Candles for that Advent Wreath.  The 100% Beeswax Hand poured tapers we purchased from The Cloister Shoppe burned beautifully! Last month, as soon as they were available again, I placed my order for this year, adding in some additional candles to save for Candlemas or to give as gifts. 

Last year my children also really enjoyed creating their own candles using this 100% Beeswax Advent Candle Kit. I have another kit, blessed last Candlemas, all ready to go for this year. 




The dear sisters only make a limited quantity of their Advent Candles. They sold out quickly last year. Be sure to order them soon if you are interested