What significant role did the Bishop's candlesticks play?

What significant role did the Bishop’s candlesticks play?
What was the significance of the silver candlesticks?

The candlesticks were a gift from the Bishop’s dying mother to him. They reminded him of her. But when the convict received them as a gift, they became symbols of hope and life. The convict could now believe in the goodness of life and lead an honest life.