One of the greatest symbols of the season. The 4 purple candles symbolise our Advent journey. The 1st candle represents the prophets of the Old Testament who foretold the coming of Christ. The 2nd is for John the Baptist, the central figure of Advent. The 3rd is for us, the people of God, the recipients of the Good News. The 4th is for Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer. The central white candle represents Jesus himself the source and summit of our journey.