Fellow ST blogger Deborah dedicated her current trip to her dear friend Susie. She also made this request to her blog readers and Slow Travel friends:
As you visit the great and small houses of faith around the world -- will you light a candle for Susie?
I do not really have an opportunity to photograph the lighting of a candle in my church. We don't have votive candles in the United Church, at least not in any UC churches that I have been in. I could photograph the lighting of the candle at the beginning of worship, but I sit in the choir loft facing the congregation and it wouldn't feel right to be snapping pictures. It would offset the peaceful honouring of Susie to be lighting a candle while feeling self conscious and intrusive. There is a Catholic basilica beside my office building, so I plan to visit it when I am able and light a candle there.
But I have lit a candle here in Susie's honour.
The process of lighting a candle in cyberspace was more peaceful than I had anticipated. At each step, you can take as much time as you need to gather your thoughts and wrap your love and prayers around the people in your mind.
After I finished, the message said the candle will only stay 'lit' for 48 hours, but I took this screen capture to keep my candle lit forever.
In any case, my prayer for Susie will not be extinguished.
Peace to all...