The blessing of candles, a reminder to carry the light of faith in our hearts and into the world.
Lumen ad revelationem gentium: et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
A Light for revelation to the gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel. Lk 2:32
God our Father, source of all light, today you revealed to Simeon your Light of revelation to the nations. Bless these candles and make them holy. May we who carry them to praise your glory walk in the path of goodness and come to the light that shines for ever. Amen.