Light a Candle is one of most beloved parts of Gratefulness.org website. The first candles were lit in May 2001. Since then 18,578,700 candles have been lit from 243 countries.


Concept by David Steindl-Rast and the Webteam
Developed by Daniel Uvanovic and Linda Fisher

Special thanks to translators:
Bulgarian - Rossitza Newhall
Chinese - Fr. Joseph Yim
Chichewa and Zulu - Bernard and Thembeka Likalimba
Danish - Heidi E. Barlach
Dutch - Johanna Beverley, Elisabeth van Doorne
French - Marcy Little, Florion Charvolin, Françoise Vermeylen
German - Rosemarie Primault, Br. David Steindl-Rast
Hungarian - Miklós Cseszneky
Italian - Claudia Luisi-Flückiger, Dom Thomas Matus, Jeff Weeks, Nadia Marano
Polish - Aleksandra Redyk
Portuguese - Maria Adelaide Silva, Sr. Zuleides Andrade
Russian - Michael Vlasov
Slovenian - V.
Spanish - Alicia Munoz, Jorge Ferer, and Cheryl Botts
Swedish - Jakob Grandin