Welsh National Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper

Welcome to The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, the national shrine for Wales and parish for the people of Cardigan and surrounding areas. The shrine rector and parish priest Fr Phillip Harries also serves the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Newcastle Emlyn.

The shrine welcomes all, and all who visit here are kept in our prayers. The image of Our lady of the Taper is one that portrays great comfort and hope for us, as the Virgin holds her Son, and presents Him to us as our Lord and God, she lights our way to Him. In the dark of the evening, the lighted taper illuminates the faces of Mother and Child, and teaches us of our Christian Faith, that Christ is the light of the world, and the role of Our Lady is to lead us to the Divine light of Her Son.

People who come to the Shrine light candles as a sign of their prayers, and their presence here.