Re-established last year, Franciscan Soy Candles is a unique ministry producing artisan candles, in varied styles and scents. These Franciscan signature candles come with a large, 12 oz. Libbey Status glass jar, along with a lid, including a 3-part wood wick system and a specially designed gift box. Created originally by Br. Andre Picotte, OFM Conv., during the Christmas Season 2012, this hobby turned ministry served to be a great source of income benefiting our Franciscan Charity Fund, all while making great gifts and filling your home with lovely fragrances. In 2020, Br. Andre had to step down from the ministry, but he still serves as a consultant and advisor. The day to day operations and creation of Franciscan Soy Candles first moved to Hamburg, NY under the direction of Br. Brian Newbigging, OFM Conv. (Director) with the help of Fr. Francis Lombardo, OFM Conv. (Assistant Director). Starting next month, Br. Brian will be operating from our province’s Ellicott City, MD complex. Candles will be available in person, in the St. Anthony Shop at The Shrine of St. Anthony, or you can place an order with Br. Brian, at 518-496-4805 or via email at FranciscanCandles@gmail.com.