Candles are an important part of Catholic tradition, used both in liturgy and in the home. Devotional candles are a popular favorite for many Catholics for personal use. Devotional candles typically feature an image of a saint on the front with a special prayer for the saint's intercession on the back. After the candle is lit the prayer on the back of the candle is recited from a devoted heart. The candle flame becomes a symbol of the prayer of the faithful offered up to God, and the saint image becomes a visual reminder of that saint 's intercession before the throne of the Father. This Catholic candle features St. Michael the archangel as he is typically depicted---vanquishing the devil in battle with a sword or spear in hand. The popular image is a reminder of St. Michael's special protection of the faithful in times of great spiritual battle. The Church is encouraged to faithfully ask for St. Michael's protection and intercession. This St. Michael Catholic candle features a bilingual prayer to St. Michael on the reverse. Both the St. Michael image and the St. Michael prayer are taken from the Cromo NB design (Milan, Italy), home of the world's finest Italian Catholic artists. This Catholic candle is great for devotional use, and the perfect addition to your home prayer corner!