February 2nd, Candlemas Day, is the festival on which the Church venerates the humility and obedience of Mary who, though not subject to the law of Moses, which required purification and presentation in the temple, yet subjected herself to it. From this comes the name Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary , or the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. It is also called Candlemas, because before Mass on this day the candles use in the divine service are blessed and carried in procession.
Reflection taken from The Church’s Year by Rev. Leonard Goffine
Be sure to get your 100% beeswax candles blessed so that, like the five wise virgins, we should be ready to meet Christ with the light of faith.