Approx 72 hours burning time. Prayer on Reverse: “Novena To St. Martha. O St. Martha, I resort to thee and to thy petition and faith, I offer up to thee this light which I shall burn every Tuesday for nine Tuesdays. Comfort me in all my difficulties through the great favour thou didst enjoy when our saviour lodged in thy house. I beseech thee to have definate pity in regard to the favour I ask (mention favour). Intercede for my family that we may always be provided for in all our necessities. One our Father and three Hail Marys, and a lighted candle every Tuesday and the above prayer made known with the intentions of spreading devotion to Saint Martha. Feast Day 29th July” Size: 6″ x 2 1/2″
St Martha is the patron saint of butlers; cooks; dietitians; domestic servants; homemakers; hotel-keepers; housemaids; housewives; innkeepers; laundry workers; maids; servants and servers.
3 day novena candles are often used as standalone tools for a single ritual, but they can also be used as a compliment to other ritual tools. They are used to represent, pray to and devote to a specific Saint. Although traditionally they are intended to be burned to completion over a period of about 3 days, there are other acceptable ways to burn them and this includes burning them for a few hours each day and then snuffing them out. As with any candle, your safety is always paramount and if it is not safe for you to burn a candle consistently for 3 days then please be sensible and light it for a few hours each day instead. We offer dress, bless and burning services if you cannot burn your own 3 day candles and details of this are on each 3 day candle page. If you wish to dress and burn yourself, simply add a small drop of the corresponding oil to the top of the candle each time you light it. Write a petition (wish) and include names and dates of births of the target and then stick this to the side of the jar with sticky tape OR place underneath. Place a photo (or other representation) of the target under the candle. Then light your candle. If candles contain herbs or any other additions, please watch carefully whilst burning as these may catch alight. Never leave any burning candles unattended. Burn out of reach of children and pets. Extinguish candles with a candle snuffer. Do not blow them out. Never use water to extinguish a candle.Ensure candles are placed at least 10cm / 4 inches apart and allow headroom above the candle for the heat to disperse. Ensure candles are burned away from flammable items. Candles should be burned away from other sources of heat such as television sets and away from direct sunlight. Candles should be burned in an area free from draughts. Trim wick to 1cm before lighting or relighting. If the candle smokes, extinguish and trim the wick. Remove all packaging. charms and labels before use. Use a suitable non-flammable holder. Ensure candles are burned in an upright position. To avoid damage to surfaces, always place candles and candle holders on a surface that will not be damaged by heat e.g. ceramic tiles or plates. Table mats are NOT suitable. Do not move candles when lit or the wax is still liquid.