Since the earliest days of Christianity, the practice of lighting a candle for our loved ones or for ourselves has been a sacred tradition passed down through the ages.
Saint Anne’s Shrine is the largest indoor votive candle shrine in southern New England. We have the ability to display over 4,000 large and small candles illuminated throughout the shrine at our various chapels and oratories in both the upper and lower churches.
Candles are lit when you submit your request and burn at the shrine continuously.
Pilgrims also have the opportunity to subscribe to lighting candles for a period of weeks, months, or years. Our large votive lights burn for 6 days and the small votive lights burn for four hours. The suggested donation for a large candle is $5.00 and for small candles is $1.00.