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From The Catholic Way of Life p.11:

  “And what about the candles on the altar shining so gloriously and shedding their golden luster on the immaculate white linen which covers the altar…?

As with every other object and every ornament in the Church, they have a very definite purpose and meaning, and this meaning and purpose is two-fold.  In the service of the altar, only beeswax candles are used.  For a beeswax candle is a striking symbol of Christ!
“I am the Light of the world.” Said Christ.  (John 9:5)

“Born of the Virgin Mary.” Solemnly declares the ‘Apostles’ Creed.’
In giving light to the world, Christ sacrifices Himself completely!
Beeswax comes only from a virgin bee.  It gives a light, bright, clear and steady; unlike stero and other candles, beeswax, in giving light, consumes itself completely. “
(11-24-2018, 09:33 PM)greatdame pid= Wrote:From The Catholic Way of Life p.11:

  “And what about the candles on the altar shining so gloriously and shedding their golden luster on the immaculate white linen which covers the altar…?

As with every other object and every ornament in the Church, they have a very definite purpose and meaning, and this meaning and purpose is two-fold.  In the service of the altar, only beeswax candles are used.  For a beeswax candle is a striking symbol of Christ!
“I am the Light of the world.” Said Christ.  (John 9:5)

“Born of the Virgin Mary.” Solemnly declares the ‘Apostles’ Creed.’
In giving light to the world, Christ sacrifices Himself completely!
Beeswax comes only from a virgin bee.  It gives a light, bright, clear and steady; unlike stero and other candles, beeswax, in giving light, consumes itself completely. “

Beeswax is also pure like Jesus.