Here is a closer look at how the tall Paschal candles are made, by Catholic News Service video. The A.I. Root Company in Ohio has been making them for 100 years. This season, they’ll make about 1,500 candles.
The wick is the engine and the wax is the fuel, says Brad Root, president and chairman, A.I. Root Company.
Decorations are molded and placed by hand with glue and wax by a staff that takes much pride in their final product.