Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

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Our jar candle packaging now shares the story behind the inspiration!
Learn more here.
 

These somber scents of clay, stone, and stillness are inspired by All Souls’ Day.

Nuanced with notes of ozone, earth, and moss.

Behind the Inspiration
The practice of “memento mori,” or “remember you will die,” is a reminder that one day this life will end and we will stand in judgment before God. Keeping death before our eyes inspires us to live well, for God and others. This candle’s scents recall our future burial and trustful waiting for Christ’s return to raise the dead to life.

The feast of All Souls is November 2. 

Jar candle: 6 oz with a 45 hour burn time | Tealight sampler: 3 oz total with a 18 hour burn time

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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

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Lisa Hoyer
Praying with the Holy Souls

I LOVE this candle. I ordered it for Lent and, in particular, to take up a daily reminder to pray for and with the Holy Souls. Memento Mori makes my prayer space smell sacred! Incense and a little smoke is how I would describe the scent. Corda candles are my favorite in the sacred candle space. Non-toxic, beautiful scents, and simple, classy labels. I thought this will be a wonderful candle to gift someone grieving, also. Highly recommend!

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Meghan Kunzl
Love this candle!

I got this for my brother for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it.

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A.O.
Top 3 Favorite Scents

Corda are my absolute favorite candles! We've purchased *almost* all the scents offered and my personal favorites are:
Marked by Love
Compline
Memento Mori
(We usually get Gifts for a King for Advent/Christmas and Fiat for Marian feasts too!)
We try to buy our year supply before Candlemas so we can have them blessed for the year. Thanks Anna!

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Eileen Beresford
Love this Memento Mori candle

I love the scent. And I love giving honor to my death and those I have loved.

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Mary Ann McLane
perfect match!

When a favorite Catholic devotion like "memento mori", meets up with a candle that I can light to be a focus of reflection, meets up with a scent that fills my room even when not lit (!!), that is a match made in heaven... thank you Corda, for making it so!

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F.B.
Grateful

I love CORDA candles and am happy to be supporting a Catholic small business.

K
Karen Cress
I Love These Candles

Beautiful fragrances that perfectly draw you closer to the Saints, seasons and hours of our rich Catholic faith

R
RENEE
Gift

It’s a gift. I’m sure it will be perfect!

M
MarLouH
Just The Right Scent

A warm and mild scent to accompany prayers for departed loved ones and all others. Highest quality candle.

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Allison McGrath
Perfectly Scented

I purchased the Memento Mori candle to light in remembrance of loved ones during the month of November. Corda has a true talent for capturing scents and this candle does not disappoint. Such a perfectly balanced blend of oils capturing the grounding beauty of earth.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
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Lisa Hoyer
Praying with the Holy Souls

I LOVE this candle. I ordered it for Lent and, in particular, to take up a daily reminder to pray for and with the Holy Souls. Memento Mori makes my prayer space smell sacred! Incense and a little smoke is how I would describe the scent. Corda candles are my favorite in the sacred candle space. Non-toxic, beautiful scents, and simple, classy labels. I thought this will be a wonderful candle to gift someone grieving, also. Highly recommend!

M
Meghan Kunzl
Love this candle!

I got this for my brother for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it.

A
A.O.
Top 3 Favorite Scents

Corda are my absolute favorite candles! We've purchased *almost* all the scents offered and my personal favorites are:
Marked by Love
Compline
Memento Mori
(We usually get Gifts for a King for Advent/Christmas and Fiat for Marian feasts too!)
We try to buy our year supply before Candlemas so we can have them blessed for the year. Thanks Anna!

E
Eileen Beresford
Love this Memento Mori candle

I love the scent. And I love giving honor to my death and those I have loved.

M
Mary Ann McLane
perfect match!

When a favorite Catholic devotion like "memento mori", meets up with a candle that I can light to be a focus of reflection, meets up with a scent that fills my room even when not lit (!!), that is a match made in heaven... thank you Corda, for making it so!

F
F.B.
Grateful

I love CORDA candles and am happy to be supporting a Catholic small business.

K
Karen Cress
I Love These Candles

Beautiful fragrances that perfectly draw you closer to the Saints, seasons and hours of our rich Catholic faith

R
RENEE
Gift

It’s a gift. I’m sure it will be perfect!

M
MarLouH
Just The Right Scent

A warm and mild scent to accompany prayers for departed loved ones and all others. Highest quality candle.

A
Allison McGrath
Perfectly Scented

I purchased the Memento Mori candle to light in remembrance of loved ones during the month of November. Corda has a true talent for capturing scents and this candle does not disappoint. Such a perfectly balanced blend of oils capturing the grounding beauty of earth.