| Holy Water Font from Royal Tara Fine Bone China, Galway, Ireland.|
I hope to come home with this when I visit Galway, next month.
The Hidden Power of Holy Water: Many people have forgotten about holy water. I haven't. I love to sprinkle it upon each bed in my home. I have a small font of holy water on my kitchen window sill. (No my cooking isn't that bad!) I bless myself often during the day. This reminds me of my baptism. I am a child of God. I need Him. To quote this article in Aleteia:
In theological terms, holy water is a sacramental. It is a mixture of blessed salt and blessed water, and, although, by its use, sanctifying grace is not conferred, actual grace is obtained.
Every church has a container of holy water. Most people don't even notice it. Every time I fill my bottle with holy water from St. Mary's container, I see people look at me quizzically. One time a lady asked me after Mass, "What were you doing?" I jokingly quipped, "Worshipping the radiator." Don't worry; I laughingly explained that I was getting holy water out of the little tank. This was an opportunity to evangelize to that segment of the population who need it the most--Catholics. She learned more than she ever wanted to know about holy water.
She learned something that day.