Who we are?
Let’s talk a bit about us.
It all started on the Way to Santiago de Compostela..
Enlight a candle is founded by Rutger Koele. Rutger is an entrepreneur from the Netherlands and lives in Israel for some time. “I met my wife, she is an Israeli on the Camino the Santiago. This special way and special time in my life got more special due to this meeting. Now years later, we are happily married and have a beautiful son.
Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostella, Finisterre and Muxia learned me a lot. 2 years later I walked again. This time with my mother, On the Camino I learned about the experience to light a candle. For my father who past away, but also for people who need it, people who struggle and people I just love or need it.
Enlight world, enlight a candle
When corona hit the world and also Israel, I wasn’t able to fly to the Netherlands. Couldn’t see my family, my newborn niece… Also, the Birthday of my past away father was different than the years before. No family meetings, no hugs but WhatsApp messages. No pilgrimage to the cemetery. So I was stuck in Israel, but a lot of Christians are stuck in their own houses. Not able to put a candle in church, and especially not in Israel in the footprints of Jesus. After a good talk with my brother than plan came up. Lighting candles in the name of people. That’s what I’m gonna do.
I started for friends and family and after a few weeks, the community grew and grew.
The candle will always be lit
Every candle bought on this website will be lighted as soon as possible. Normally the next Sunday. It is possible that lighting the candles is postponed for outside reasons. Demonstrations, weather disturbances or traffic for example. In that case, the candles are lit as soon as possible. most of the times the next day.