Back in '99 when I was in Italy I noticed old churches where there were always candles burning it seemed. Though at the time a raving protestant of the Hislop persuasion (my how a decade changes things) I still lit a few and put some money in the box to pay for them. It was beautiful.
Why do I see in some churches such as the older ones, and pictures of some here in the us, the bank of candles burning lit by visitors and in ones like the parish I visit now I don’t see any ?
Is there some part of the parish where they do burn or is it only certain churches and if certain ones why do they burn them ?
If I make no sense its probably because I’m confused myself.