By this holy water
and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila
on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water
to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy water
must have great value."
Holy water is a means of spiritual wealth -- a sacramental that remits venial sin. The Church strongly urges its use, especially when dangers threaten. The devil
hates holy water
because of its power over him. He cannot long abide in a place or near a person
that is often sprinkled with this blessed water.
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Four things to know about your candle on Catholic Online:
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- Your candle will serve as a symbol of your sincere and prayerful intentions.
- Our prayer community will join you in prayer, multiplying the voices in petition with you.
- Your candle can be shared with friends and family, if you wish.
- These candles are perfect for loved ones, as memorials, and for those in need who are far away.
Assist us, O Lord our God;
and defend us evermore by the might of Thy holy Cross,
in whose honour Thou makest us to rejoice.
Through Christ our Lord.
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In the centuries old Catholic tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional cards for the use of the faithful. Prayer cards have an endless amount of use and make wonderful gifts and keepsakes.
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