Light a Candle
Here at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, vigil candles burn in the Chapels throughout the upper and lower Church.
Each burning flame represents the faith of the supplicant and their fervent prayer entrusted to the Blessed Virgin Mary's loving intercession.
We consider it an honor to light a vigil candle for you and pray for your personal intentions (which are kept in confidence).
You may request that a candle be lit for you and your intentions at the Basilica of the National Shrine.
Candles are lit at the many chapels throughout the Basilica, such as the Our Lady of Lourdes chapel, the Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel, and the Our Lady of the Rosary chapel. If you would prefer to have a candle lit in a particular chapel, please include it in your intention, and we will do everything possible to accommodate your request.
Please click here to have a candle lit for the intentions you hold in your heart. Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.