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In honour of Susie

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...

Comments (4)

That's lovely.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, this is a very beautiful post and a wonderful way to keep Susie, her family and her friends in all of our prayers and thoughts.

That is a wonderful screen capture of your message and candle so it can remain lit forever. Beautiful!

Beautiful post! Loved the idea of lighting a candle in cyberspace and having it saved forever.

OH My!
I'm sitting here in tears and all I can say is thank you. That was lovely!

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