Writing of today's feast St Anselm (c.1033-1109) says
"The wax of the candles signifies the virginal flesh of the Divine Infant, the wick figures His soul and the flame His divinity"
Archbishop of Canterbury and Doctor of the Church
I interpret his comment as indicating when we bear our candles in procession we are like Our Lady carrying the Light of the world in fleshly form into the Temple as we enter our own churches. Here is not only the Lord coming to his own Temple but we express our hermeneutic of continuity with the prophets and the Temple cult as we enter the true enlightenment that is purpose of the Incarnation.
So we conclude the extended Christmas season.
A joyful Candlemas to you all.