St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Cherry + Violet (4856584175700)
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Violet + Cherry (4856584175700)
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Cherry + Violet (4856584175700)
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Cherry + Violet (4856584175700)

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Cherry + Violet *online exclusive*

Regular price $21.00

**Limited Edition** Available only October 1 - November 30.

These contemplative scents of cherry and violet are inspired by St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. She is the patron saint of sick people and of the loss of parents. Elizabeth's feast day is November 8.

This candle was commissioned by the Abiding Together podcast to pair with their 2021 Lenten study of This Present Paradise by Claire Dwyer. Your purchase of this candle helps support SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity), podcast host Sr. Miriam James Heidland's religious order. So far, we've donated $2,000+ to SOLT - thank you!*

Behind the Inspiration

From the time she was little, Elizabeth knew that she wanted to be a nun, but it wasn't until the special summer of her 14th birthday that she realized God was calling her to be a Carmelite ("the word Carmel was pronounced in my soul," she later told her prioress). And during that summer, a good friend remembers her eating cherries that the locals called "Carmelites," joking "I do it to have a vocation."
Violet speaks to her life both before and after entering Carmel. When Elizabeth began writing poetry as a teenager, she used vibrant violet ink. She continued writing poetry the rest of her life, often composing works of prayer or for particular events, and has left us a tremendous spiritual treasure in her poems.

The scent of violet also draws on her religious name of Elizabeth of the Trinity and her special insight into that theological mystery. Violets have symbolized the Holy Trinity for centuries, due to the trinity of their colors and their leaves. Colloquially, they were called the "Trinity Flower" and in the Middle Ages, monks called them "herba trinitatis" or the "Herb of the Trinity."
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, pray for us.
Holy Women collection | 45+ hour burn time | 6 oz. candle
*Please note that coupon codes do not apply to this candle, so that donations to SOLT can be as generous as possible.
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Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances blended in-house, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.

You’ll get the cleanest, longest, and safest burn from your candle with a few simple steps:

  • Always trim the wick before lighting to 1/8”–1/4”
  • Burn until the melted wax reaches edge to edge, or very nearly, to reduce tunneling
  • Burn only up to 4 hours at a time
  • Always keep a burning candle in sight, away from flammable materials, out of drafts, out of reach of pets and children, and on a heat-safe surface
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Mike C.
A favorite scent in our household

Corda's "St. Elizabeth of the Trinity - Cherry and Violet" scent is a favorite in our household. We've tried just about all of the Corda scents and would (and have) buy all of them again! This one is particularly special, however, as the floral combined with rich fruitiness creates one of the most pleasant smells imaginable. Some of us are typically candle-sensitive, but we have not had this issue with Corda candles and are SO EXCITED! God bless this company!

We are glad to hear that the candles work so well for your whole family and that you found one that you all love! Thanks so much for the review Mike! - the CORDA team

Sagra Alvarado-Hardy
Beautiful Scent for a Beautiful Cause

As a long time fan of the Abiding Together Podcast, having reading the book, “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer, which inspired the scent, and meeting several SOLT sisters, I knew I had to buy the candle! Not only does this scent remind me of such wonderful people, it is also quite unique and beautiful! It is floral and fresh and I enjoy lighting it. I’m so glad that a portion of the proceeds for this candle go to the SOLT sisters!

We are so happy to hear that you love Cloistered Heart, Sagra! The SOLT sisters are wonderful and we are so happy to be able to support their ministry. Thanks for your review and your support of the sisters and our small business! - the CORDA team

Marcia Poynter

Beautiful scent.

Thanks so much for the review Marcia! - the CORDA team

KD California
St Elizabeth of the Trinity

Very nice subtle scent. Perfect for spring and summer.

Thanks for the review KD! We are so happy you enjoy Cloistered Heart. - the CORDA team

Elie Christopher
Great candles!

I usually don't buy scented candles because they have a strong obnoxious smell; they smell good but it's too much.
But the CORDA candles are not like that at all! They have a great tolerable smell. I have bought around 5 different ones and will be buying more for sure!

Cloistered Heart

I love this scent! It's beautiful and not too overpowering. I love using it during prayer time.

Thanks for the review Regina! We are glad to hear that it helps enhance your prayer. - the CORDA team

Allie Waugh
A Great Subtle Floral!

Honestly I am not a floral scent fan, but this candle had just the right amount to be fresh and not over powering. I purchased it because I wanted to support the SOLT sisters, and I was pleasantly surprised at such a beautiful scent.

We are happy to hear that this scent surprised you in a good way Allie! Thanks for your review and your support of SOLT and our small business! - the CORDA team

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Beautiful candle and beautiful smell! Love lightning it every morning!

Thanks for the review Lindsay! Glad you are enjoying the candle! - the CORDA team

Hannah Hay
SOLT Candle

It is definitely tricky to buy a candle online. I am a member of the secular order of Carmel so St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is close to my heart. This candle did not disappoint! It is fresh and clean without being overpowering. It is perfect!

Carrissa Brayer

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity | Cherry + Violet *online exclusive*

Thanks so much for the review Carrissa! - the CORDA team