St Mary MacKillop candle, hand made, RITA PALMA, Sydney
St Mary MacKillop - RITA PALMA
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St Mary MacKillop Candle and Keepsake Prayer Card, Amber Jar, 165g

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A complex blend of pomegranate, wild figs and spice

Gift-giving is also an expression of art - and so, each candle in its amber vessel and lid is meticulously prepared before leaving our studio.  Every candle is traditionally hand wrapped, pleating each fold of paper to create a fan at the top, and then securing it in tradition with our signature wax seal.

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Saint Mary MacKillop

St. Mary Helen MacKillop was born 15 January 1842 Melbourne, Victoria Australia and died 8 August 1909.

At 18 she moved to Penola in South Australia to work as governess for a guaranteed income that she sent to her mother. There Mary met Father Julian Tenison Woods who shared her dream of educating the poor.

In 1866 they opened the first free Catholic School in Penola.  One year later, Mary founded and became the leader of the first religious institute founded by an Australian - the congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Mary dedicated her life to teaching all children from isolated rural communities especially the poor and marginalised. During her life, she established schools and welfare institutions across Australia. Mary was canonised in 2010.

Mary’s life is an inspiration of a person’s strength in speech, courage to uphold her beliefs and above all, her deep faith in the will of God.

  

Fragrance and Key Notes  
  • Exotic Yet Fragrant
  • Pomegranate, wild figs and spice.

 

About this Candle 

  • 100% Soy Wax 
  • Premium grade phthalate free fragrant oils infused with essential oils
  • Natural fibre waxed lead-free cotton wick 
  • Candle is captured in a glasshouse of amber and topped with a lid
  • Amber jar dimensions: 63mm (w) x 80mm (h) without the lid.
  • Net weight 310 g
  • Handmade in Australia, in small batches

 

Candle Care
  • Each Rita Palma candle is hand-poured with each fragrance being crafted in-house and with as much effort and care possible to ensure consistency.  
  • Trim the candle wick to 9mm each time before burning. 
  • Allow the candle wax to fully melt all the way to the edge of the jar. This will help you achieve a consistent burn for the duration of your candles life.
  • Limit the burn time of your candle to 3-4 hours. 
  • Never leave a candle unattended.
  • Burn the candle in a well-ventilated room.
  • Place your candle on a flat, heat resistant surface.
  • Keep burning candles away from drafts vents, fans or air currents, children and pets. 
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Candles are sensitive to both temperature and light. Try to store your candles in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
  • Candle jars can be re-used for decor. After you have finished burning your candle,, remove any excess wax and clean the jar with warm soapy water.
All our printing and candles are Australian made.  If there is a candle you would like but without the scent, please let us know and we will make it for you.