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Old Jul 23, '11, 11:53 am
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When you light a prayer candle at home, how long do you let it burn?
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Old Jul 23, '11, 12:14 pm
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Default Re: Votive/prayer candles...

One of our parishioners left a prayer candle burning at her home while she left the house to attend Mass. Her cat knocked over the candle and their house burned beyond repair. So I would say never leave the candle burning unattended. I don't often light candles at home. I have occassionaly lit a candle while saying my prayers. Sometimes I left a candle burning for about an hour.
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Old Jul 23, '11, 1:21 pm
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When you light a prayer candle at home, how long do you let it burn?
As mentioned by another poster I don't want to burn down my home, so I extinguish mine when I'm finished with my prayers.

2 cats + 2 kids + unattended candles = disaster
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We used to light votive candles everyday and turn of at night. One day however the wick got to close to the glass and cracked it. I discovered it before anything worse happened. My moms friend used to leave them on 24/7 but she doesn't do it no more because her 5 year old used to play with them.
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