Some people visit the church to talk to God like a friend and pour out all their hearts and their souls. Many ask for something. Candles are lit as a symbol of fervent petitions.

Petitions 1

Before, candles were either white or yellow. But they say, when you pray for something, you must be very, very specific. So candles that came in different colors representing different types of petitions became popular.

Petitions 2

I prayed for good health and friendship.

Petitions 3

(The photos were taken in Regina Rosarii in Tanay in the province of Rizal.)


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