One thing that I have failed to do since moving into our home, is to put up our Holy Water fonts. We do keep Holy Water in a small bottle in the kitchen, but I need to find ours in the boxes and hang them up.
St Teresa of Avila says, "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. "
According toFollowing are some of the petitions the priest makes to God when He blesses water:
“Oh God…..grand that this creature of Thine (water) may be endowed with divine grace to driveaway devils and to cast out diseases, that whatever in the houses or possessions of the faithful may
be sprinkled by this water may be freed from everything unclean, and delivered from what is
hurtful…..Let everything that threatens the safety or peace of the dwellers therein be banished by
the sprinkling of this water, so that the health which they seek by calling upon They Holy Name
may be guarded from all assault.”
Lastly, I wish to share a personal story of the power of Holy Water. Our family uses it all the time, whenever anyone is sick, scared, anxious..etc..we sprinkle it, use it to trace a cross on our foreheads, drink it, apply it to an afflicted body part, and to sprinkle it around the house.
Hannah was an infant and became quite ill. She had a high fever and she was very lethargic and had been like that for a few days, she just didn't seem to be getting better, even after taking her to the doctor. I called my Mom crying for prayers and help. She rushed over with a bottle of Holy Water from Lourdes. We traced it on her forehead and crying, I prayed to my Heavenly Mother for help. In a moment, I could smell roses and noticed it was coming from the Holy Water. My first thought was that at Lourdes, they must put rose oil into it or something. So, I went to our stash of holy water bottles from SEAS, and various other places and smelled them also. All the Holy Water in our home smelled of roses!! We took it as a sign of Mary's presence and within a day, Hannah was totally well. God is really with us...always!