Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Water Font in shiny brass with gold trim pewter style Our Lady of Lourdes medal. Made in Italy. 7.75 inches high.
Every Catholic home should always have a holy water font mounted on the wall near the door. Upon entering and leaving home bless yourselves with holy water.
The use of holy water among the faithful at their homes is of greater antiquity, as may be learned from the Apostolic Constitutions, which contain a formula for the blessing of it, that it may have power to give health, drive away diseases, put the demons to flight.
His Holiness Pope Pius IX., by a brief (March 28, 1876), granted to all the faithful, every time that, with at least contrite heart, they shall make the sign of the cross with holy water, pronouncing at the same time the words “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,’ an indulgence of one hundred days. — The Raccolta.