Changing candles at St. Peter’s Basilica

Did you ever wonder how they change the candles on the main altar at St. Peter’s? How to move one of those big candle stands must be a task in itself. On my recent trip to Rome, I got the answer after celebrating Mass while returning to the sacristy.  As as I passed by the high altar, I was surprised by what I saw.  As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  Thanks to my iPhone, I snapped the following picture.

Altar Boys change candles on the main altar at St. Peter's Basilica
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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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