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Why Have Holy Water Fonts and Bless Ourselves with the Water?

September 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Holy Water, Sacramentals

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Dear Father John, I know we bless ourselves with holy water when we come into Church. Why are there holy water fonts at the doors of the Church and why do we dip our fingers in them and bless ourselves as we enter? Why did we ever start doing this? I love this question! So many of the small gestures that we learn early on in our Catholic lives have various levels of meaning. And too often we can simply... Read More

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