Our Province re-establish our Franciscan Soy Candles ministry this past year. Conceptualized originally and instituted by Br. Andre Picotte, OFM Conv. during the Christmas Season of 2012, his hobby turned ministry transforms proceeds from friar-produced artisan candles into funds helping to benefit our province’s charity fund. Br. Andre still serves as a consultant and advisor, as production and distribution is now under the direction of Br. Brian Newbigging, OFM Conv., aided by his confreres living in the Hamburg, NY area. It is great when the fruit of our ministries comes back to help our friars – one of the graduates from our St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY), who is also a fire fighter in the same fire company where Br. Brian serves as an paramedic, is producing the ministry’s revamped website. Fr. Joe Dorniak, OFM Conv., the artisan behind much of our Franciscan graphics and artwork – including the breathtaking sanctuary space archway in our Shrine of St. Anthony’s Chapel, is working on an eye catcher graphic for the site, as well. Help support the charity fund of our province while filling your home with the fragrance and beauty of high quality soy candles. These artisan candles also make great gifts and can be customized just for you. Signature seasonal options are also available throughout the year.
Signature soy candles are carefully crafted by our friars, presented within a 12 ounce Libbey Status glass container with a lid, including a three part wood wick system and a gift box. Fragrance-free candles are available or you can choose one of 45 different fragrances: Among the Pines, Apple Harvest, Banana Nut Bread, Bayberry, Blue Spruce, Butter Cream, Cedarwood-Vanilla, Cherry Blossom, Chocolate Fudge, Christmas Essence, Christmas Hearth, Cinnamon Buns, Cinnamon Stick, Cinnamon-Orange, Cranberry Delight, Day at the Spa, Fig Tree, Fireside, Frank & Myrrh, Fraser Fir, Fresh Balsam, Gardenia, Gingerbread, Hot Apple Pie, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Lavender, Lavender-Cuc-Sage, Lemon Cake, Lemon-Lavender, Lilac Bouquet, Lime Cooler, Lush Linen, Ocean Breeze, Orange Blossom, Peppermint Bark, Pumpkin Pie, Rosebud, Sage, Sage Pomegrante, Sandalwood, Sugar Cookies, Sweet Grass-Violet, Very Vanilla, Walk in the Woods.
Be sure to visit the newly revamped website at www.franciscansoycandles.org/ for details on graphic options and pricing. Plans are in the works to create many more signature candle label options in the near future.
For information or to place an order call 518-496-4805 or email FranciscanCandles@gmail.com.