When Using Holy Water
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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The custom of giving blessings goes back to the very earliest times. In the morning of Creation, on the completion of each day's work, God blessed the living creatures that came from His hands, bidding them increase and multiply and fill the earth (Gen. i-ii). When Noah emerged from the Ark, he received God's benediction (Genesis 9:1), and this heritage he transmitted through his sons, Sem and Japheth, to posterity.
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Blessing of Herbs on the Feast of the Assumption - Our help is in the name of the Lord; Who hath ...
Blessing of Horses and other Draft Animals - The animals praise and glorify God inasmuch as ...
Blessing of Orchards and Vineyards - We beseech Thee, Almighty God, in Thy goodness, ...
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Blessing of Poultry - O God, Creator of all things, besides the other ...
Blessing of Salt and Feed for Animals - Lord God, Creator and Preserver of all things, in ...
Blessing of the Barn and the Stored Harvest - O Lord, Almighty God, Thou dost not cease to give ...
Blessing of the Cornerstone of a New Building - O God, with whom every good thing has its ...
Blessing of the Harvest - Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who has ...
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Nuptial Blessing # 1 (the Shorter Version) - Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers, ...
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Nuptial Blessing #1 (The Shorter Version) - Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers, ...
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