Dressed, Fixed St. Benedict Vigil Candle - Enough of Your F*ckery
St. Benedict is Catholicism's exorcist par excellence, invoked for protection, driving away evil, and dodging the snares of the wily serpent, with the power to banish Satan himself in the name of God.
His traditional holy medal is recognizable by its highly unusual design and symbolism.
Among a host of other emblems and initialisms on it are the letters "VRS," which stands for "vade retro, Satana," or "get back, Satan." In folk practice, however, it's often used against less specific, even unknown evils, including human ones. So St. Benedict is invoked as an ally even when the "devils" in question don't have brimstone breath.
If you've had it up to here with somebody's annoying fuckery and want to invoke St. Benedict's help in clearing said fuckery out of your environment, this is the candle for you.
After you check out, fill out and submit the customization info form giving me your petition or intention in a sentence or two. I will fix, dress, and bless an appropriately-colored St. Benedict vigil candle with suitable herbs, oils, curios, and powders for your intention. I will also make and dress a name/petition paper for you and affix it to the candle glass if you give me sufficient info and want me to. Customization within reason is no big deal - feel free to write and ask if you aren't sure what "within reason" covers.
(If you want a plain, undecorated vigil light instead, those are available in a separate listing.)
These candles weigh about 1.5 pounds each. In the continental United States, I can use a third-party service to ship these in a roughly shoebox-sized box for a flat $10. You'll need to select the Cubic Shoebox option at checkout. This box will hold up to two of these candles. It will also hold a few additional small things, maybe a couple of bottles of oil, but nothing much larger and not very many of them, so be aware of the limitations here if you want to get the best possible shipping price.
If you want more than two candles, it might make sense to break it up into more than one order, or to write me with a list of what you want and have me send you an invoice, because the checkout system in the store is going to go by weight and destination and might not spit out the best possible rate.
If you select the Cubic Shoebox option and all of your items do not fit into the 10x8x4 box, we'll send you an invoice for any difference that we need to ship your order. We can't start processing your order until any balance is received, so please, please feel free to write first if you have any questions or concerns about shipping with these.
handling times start at five business days minimum for all items (excludes weekends and holidays)
posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
all sales are final; we do not accept returns
any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification
any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog
- handling times start at 10 business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires more
- posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
- all sales are final; we do not accept returns
- we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
- we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
- any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
- we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions