These ardent scents of pear and fire are inspired by St. Augustine of Hippo. He is the patron saint of theologians, printers, and brewers. His feast day is August 28.
Behind the Inspiration
In his famous Confessions, St. Augustine recounts a time before his conversion, when he and his friends stole pears from a neighbor, not because they wanted them, but simply for "the stealing of them and the sin," for "our only pleasure in doing it was that it was forbidden."
Always a passionate man, after his conversion Augustine pursued what was true, good, and beautiful with all his heart. Because of this, he is often depicted in art near fire or holding a heart enflamed. St. Augustine's famous cry to God that "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you" exhorts us to continue striving for holiness.
St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us.
Holy Men collection | 45+ hour burn time | 6 oz. candle
CORDA candles are handcrafted at every step and made in small batches from a proprietary, all-natural coconut wax blend infused with fine aromatics.