The evil can not stand!
Holy Water is an important symbol for Catholics and is also a sacramental of the Catholic Church.
Most of the time we use it to bless something like our house, objects, and even ourselves and our families.
And it is especially effective in warding off evil spirits.
That makes it a particularly effective weapon in the daily spiritual battle of the Christian.
Exorcists give Holy Water to drink to drive the devil out of our bodies.
When you drink Holy Water, you are invoking God’s Grace and protection, just like when you sprinkle it on things.
But depending on how fervent your faith is, you may or may not receive the desired results.
Therefore, drinking or sprinkling Holy Water alone is not enough. It must be accompanied by a strong faith in God.
After all, it is His grace that makes the water holy. Otherwise, it is just a plain liquid (H20).
Here we want to talk about the importance of Holy Water against evil and evil, and in addition, give you various testimonies and instruction on how a priest blesses and exorcises the water.
Holy water remits venial sins and temporary pains due to sin.
And it happens when the soul is in a state of grace; he has no mortal sin on his conscience that has not been confessed.
It also brings health to the body, keeps epidemics and plagues at bay, drives out demons, and thwarts their tricks.
Through the prayers of the Church and those of the very person who uses it, the intellect is enlightened and the will turns away from evil.
It encourages us to do good and in this way both the body and the mind are strengthened and healed.
How to use it? It is used by spraying or drinking it.
Some may hesitate to drink Holy Water or use it in their meals, but there is no biblical basis [for the notion] that drinking Holy Water is a sin.
And it can be used to bless just about anything.
It is perfectly fine to drink Holy Water as long as it comes from a hygienic source.
In addition, pilgrims and devotees regularly drink water from sacred springs.
And Eastern Orthodox Christians drink Holy Water as a way to bless themselves.
Exorcists and Charismatics use exorcised Holy Water that is a mixture of holy salt and blessed water.
Saint Teresa of Avila said about the effect of holy water:
“Once I was in an oratory, and the devil appeared to me in an abominable form. Because he spoke to me, I looked particularly at his mouth, which was most terrifying. It seemed that a great flame, all bright without shadows, sprouted from his body. He told me in a terrifying way that he had really freed me from his hands but that he would catch me with them again. A great fear came over me and I blessed myself to the best of my ability.
“He disappeared, but returned immediately.
“This happened to me twice. [Not knowing what to do], there was some Holy Water there, and I threw it in that direction and he never came back.”
And so the great saint’s testimony concludes:
“I often experience that there is nothing that demons flee from more — without returning — than Holy Water.”
In other words, a few drops of Holy Water [can be] enough to permanently ward off the evil one according to the experience of this saint. [But we must pray with the faith of saints like Teresa!]
Exorcist Stephen Rossetti tells the story of a woman who was going through exorcism sessions but felt the devil in her stomach. She told him, “When I felt attacked by demons in my stomach area, I drank three or four big sips of Holy Water. The effect was almost immediate.
“A strong light flooded me, very clear from above.
“The light pushed all the darkness away from me in a moment; it was a remarkable physical sensation.
“Then I felt my mind clear and I was able to recover.
“Suddenly I felt like I was more myself again. I realized that I had forgotten what that is. The fog in my mind cleared. I had a new perspective. It seemed like my brain was working at a normal level again. Everything seemed light, to say ‘bathed in light’ would not be an exaggeration.
“A wonderful sense of peace and clarity filled my entire home.
“I was very grateful and impressed that just a sip of Holy Water could be so powerful against the devil.”
To some, this may seem like an exaggeration, but it is good to remember a few important things about Holy Water:
Water is essential for life and stimulates life.
There is no water in hell, but there is in Heaven!
Water is an essential part of Baptism and Holy Water should remind us of this fundamental sacrament.
It is a sacramental and its power comes from the authority and power that Christ gives to his Church and from the faith placed in those who use it.
Shouldn’t we all have Holy Water easily accessible and use it frequently?
It certainly puts demons to flight and refreshes the soul.
The oldest apostolic traditions bear witness to its use.
Around 130 AD, Pope Alexander in his Apostolic Constitutions wrote:
“We bless the salt and water for the people, so that all who are sprinkled with it may be purified and sanctified.”
The prayer over water tells us that Holy Water is a shield against the attacks of spiritual evil and a protection against temptations and, indeed, against the tempter.
In the context of such prayers, the Holy Water at the entrance of each church, and also blessed in take-home jars, now begins to appear in a whole new light.
It is not necessary to save the Holy Water; it is necessary to use it abundantly!
In 2019, a bishop dropped Holy Water from a helicopter over a city plagued by violence in a “mass exorcism.”
Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo, bishop of Buenaventura, Colombia, first said a prayer to “drive out the devil” and then a tank of Holy Water was spilled over the city, ravaged by drug trafficking and corruption.
How to use Holy Water at home and how to bless a house with water? It is simple
Make a Sign of the Cross with the Holy Water and pray like this:
“Let this water be a sign of Jesus Christ and our baptism and new life under the Kingdom of God.”
And then sprinkle as you recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory.
Spray yourself and your family, with the Sign of the Cross on your forehead, also your house, garden, animals, things, land, orchards, etcetera.
The exorcised water has more power.
We also said that Holy Water is important when epidemics and plagues, because the devil is always present in them.
And a testimony is that in the year 1402, Saint Vicente Ferrier was close to Turin, and the inhabitants came to ask him to cure their vines from a resistant disease, which for several years had hardened the grapes like stone, preventing ripening.
The saint told them to water their vines with Holy Water.
Everyone forgot this advice except the charitable inhabitant who had given him hospitality.
And their docility was wonderfully rewarded, because the plague did not touch their vines, while all the others were so affected that not a single grape reached maturity.
And the same is true for human-to-human epidemics.
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