“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

(John 8:12)


As a member of Circle of Light, you fulfill a spiritual work of mercy as encouraged by Jesus. You keep our Candle Shrine aglow with candlelight 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as prayers are said, not only for your loved ones, but for so many in need throughout the world.

Every candle you have lit for someone gives them the benefits of all the prayers being said for them. And the candles we light on your behalf are a constant witness to your trust in Christ. As a Circle of Light member:

  • Your candle will be lit each week so that it burns perpetually in the Our Lady of Mercy Candle Shrine at the Marian Helpers Center at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
  • All of the candles we burn for you are made of real wax and encased in beautiful glass holders.
  • All candle intentions are individually prayed for each week in the Our Lady of Mercy Oratory by one of our Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayer Ministers.
  • You can change your candle intentions at any time by logging in to your account at MarianPlus.org.
  • You will be remembered during Holy Mass on Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (also called “Candlemas”), when a special community candle will be lit in your honor.
  • You also will be remembered in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on all Marian Feast Days, and in the Perpetual Novena at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
  • Your generous monthly offering supports the efforts of the Marian Fathers as we continue to spread the message of Divine Mercy, encourage devotion to Mary Immaculate, and offer prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.