Candle

This white candle featuring a blue dove in a red circle comes with its original white box, the lid of which features inscriptions printed in blue and handwritten in blue. Souvenir of baptism and solemn communion.

  • Accession Number 2020.35.04.1-4
  • Materials cardboard, wax
  • Measurements 37,4 x 1,2 cm
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Historical context

For French-Canadian Catholics, remembering the first steps of their spiritual life is a powerful symbol. In this context, the candles lit at the ceremonies of baptism and solemn communion are markers of the commitments made to the practice of the Catholic religion.At the baptism performed in the weeks following birth, the godparents become guides in the faith for this new member entering the Catholic Church. A candle, lit with the Paschal...

  • Accession Number 2020.35.04.1-4
  • Materials cardboard, wax
  • Measurements 37,4 x 1,2 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2020.035.004.1-4
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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