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

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.* 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.

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
Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary all-natural coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.
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