2021 Root Candles Liturgical Catalog

More than 150 years ago, Amos Ives Root was inspired to start a beekeeping business when a swarm of bees landed on the window of his jewelry store. That simple event created a company that has become synonymous with beekeeping, honey, pure beeswax, and the highest quality candles.

CELEBRATING OUR RICH HERITAGE It all started with a swarm of bees...

When asked by a local priest to supply beeswax candles, A.I. Root’s son, Huber, developed a superior beeswax candle using hand-rolled strips of beeswax from Root’s own hives wrapped around a wick. These pure beeswax candles from Root burned cleaner and longer, as they delivered the natural aroma of sweet honey. Root Candles has been a leading supplier of liturgical candles ever since. Over 150 Years of Innovation. History of Root Candles ...................................................................................... 3 Root Candle Representatives & Distributors by region .............................. 4-5 Altar Candles ..................................................................................................... 6-9 Sanctuary Lights ................................................................................................. 10 Renuelite System ................................................................................................. 11 Devotional Lights .......................................................................................... 12-13 Devotional Decals .......................................................................................... 14-15 All Souls Day | Memorial Candles ................................................................... 16 Votive Candles .................................................................................................... 17 Altar Candle Oil ................................................................................................. 18 Paschal Candles .............................................................................................19-28 RCIA | Candlelight Service Set.......................................................................... 29 Advent . ........................................................................................................... 30-31 Eastern Rite Candles .......................................................................................... 32 Sacrament Candles ....................................................................................... 33-34 Luminaries | Cemetery Lights .......................................................................... 35 Followers | Burners............................................................................................. 36 Incense | Charcoal .............................................................................................. 37 Altar Bread. .......................................................................................................... 38 Palms & Ashes | Accessories............................................................................. 39 Sacramental Wine ...............................................................................................40 Theology of a Candle ..........................................................................................41 Candle Care......................................................................................................... 42 Terms of Sale & Return Policy.......................................................................... 43 Welcome

1904 A.I. witnessed Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight and wrote about it in his magazine. His article is the first recorded flight of the Wright Brothers and is currently on display in the Smithsonian.

1891 A.I. Root became a life long friend of Helen Keller when in 1891 , he received a letter of thanks for his kindness and contributi- on towards the education of blind and deaf children.

His name became synonymous with beekeeping, honey, pure beeswax, and the highest quality candles. 1869

Amos Ives Root (1839 - 1923)

A.I. Root manufactured

beekeeping equipment, that for the first time

founded the A.I. Root Company.

During the peak of our beekeeping supplies business, we shipped four freight train car loads of beekeeping equipment per day!

This catalog represents a partial selection of church supplies and services offered through the Root Candle Company. Please contact your local Root Sales Representative/Distributor for additional product lines and comprehensive availability.

allowed the honey to be harvested without damaging the colony.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s A.I. drove an electric car powered by a windmill on the top of his garage.

1879 A.I. Root published The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. Currently in it’s 41st edition, it is often referred to as “The Beekeeper’s Bible.”

Our all natu- ral beeswax blend produces a more superior, cleaner burning cand- le than any other on the market.

1970 Root started adding color and fragrance to their candles in response to the Woodstock Generation.

Each Root Candle continues to be handcrafted to ensure the highest quality finish.

Root Candles introduced the method of rolling the wax

1920 Root Honey became known

Root began manufacturing its own custom cotton wicks to ensure each candle burns flawlessly.

1928 Under the guidance of Huber Root, the

to prevent the candle from bending during the

as the finest table grade honey on the market.

warmer summer months.

Root Company turned to candle making at the request of a local priest looking for higher quality candles for his church. Today, Root is

Brad Root The fifth generation leader of Root Candles

TODAY Now led by the family’s fifth generation, the Root family continues to extol the virtues of honesty, integrity, and diligent craftsmanship, all qualities exemplified by founding father and American original, Amos Ives Root.

the largest supplier of liturgical candles to the Catholic Church in the U.S.

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