Where's the holy water gone?

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by garabandal, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    No holy water in church fonts.

    No blessings with holy water.

    What's going on?
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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

    When I ask the priest to make me up some he does at once, bless him.

    I asked him the other day if I could not just bless it myself he laughed. :D;)
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  3. mejtom

    mejtom Archangels

    I bought this and handed into the priest to use for Holy water, there is no excuse.
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  4. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    Holy water did leave our chapel for a while. It has now returned due to the wishes of the congregation. Two weeks ago I was privileged to watch the priest carry out the ceremony of blessing the water with exercised salt.
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  5. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    That's brilliant!
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  6. padraig

    padraig New Member

    If the Bishop orders them to do away with it , what can the poor priest do?
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  7. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Brilliant idea. I must suggest this. So cheap too!
  8. AED

    AED Powers

    Excellent! I would so rather have Holy Water than hand sanitizer.
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  9. padraig

    padraig New Member

    My Holy Water Chalice and Decanter

    (in the background my little tub of Blessed Salt)

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  10. AED

    AED Powers

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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  12. Malachi

    Malachi Archangels

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  13. Muzhik

    Muzhik Powers

    If you check the different Catholic/Christian supply stores, there are at least two models available to do touchless holy water dispensing. They cost MUCH more, but they are designed to hold A LOT of water. I imagine the item you've pictured only holds maybe a liter, so you'd have to fill it up frequently.
  14. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The old name of Whisky the Celtic Monks gave it was :

    Uisce beatha
    Uisce beatha (Irish pronunciation: [ˈɪʃkʲə ˈbʲahə]), is the name for whiskey in Irish. From Old Irish uisce "water", and bethu "life". The equivalent in Scottish Gaelic is rendered uisge-beatha.

    So the monks were very fond of it. They were also great fighters, being particularly good with the bow and arrow.I remember visiting the ruins of Mellifont Abbey in County Louth and noticing the grooves in the pillars were the monks sharpened their arrow heads. One time the Anglo Irish nobles summoned the new Cistercians from France to take over Mellifont and the Irish Monks shot them up pretty well. The Irish did not take to loosing their loose women but especaiily I think they were infuriated at the prospect of loosing their beloved whisky.:)

    My funniest whisky story was on visiting Bushmills Distillery which at that time did not employ Catholics and never had. After the Grand Tour they asked us if we had any questions and I said,

    'Yes . When are you going to start employing Catholics?' I had to leave the place very quickly.

    (It has since been taking over by a French firm who do employ Papists).:)

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  15. Muzhik

    Muzhik Powers

    Huh. It never occurred to me that all of those pseudo-mythical stories that have "warrior monks" might actually have a basis in fact. Someday (in my copious spare time) I'll have to find out when the Church officially prohibited clergy from being armed and/or prohibited clergy from engaging in warfare.
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  16. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Well there were a whole host of Military Orders in the Middle Ages, some of them so small that they were run by a local Bishop.

    My favourite and the most effective were the Tuetonic Knights.

    As to the end of outright Military Activity by the Church? I would guess with Garibabldi and the Unification of Italy and the End of the Vatican States. Round about 1870. Not so long ago. Many many brave Catholics died defending the Church.

    'During the Sack of Rome on May 6, 1527, 147 Swiss Guards were killed defending Pope Clement VII, who managed to escape to the fortress of Castel Sant' Angelo escorted by the remaining 22 guards. It is in remembrance of this occasion that new recruits are sworn in every year on May 6.'


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  17. padraig

    padraig New Member

    But of course it is no fashionable to talk of Fighting Catholics who laid down their lives for the Faith in their many, many thousands.

    Suddenly after 2,000 years Pope Francis has decided to make the Church Pacifist, Globalist, Environmentalist, anti Capitalist and so on.

    The Revolutionary Paradigm. Goodness how did all the other Popes get it all so very, very wrong?
    St Joan of Arc, the Crusades, dreadful stuff.:D

    How happy we are that Pope Francis has just shown up to fix things.:)

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  18. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Pacifist at last.All it takes is to be nice and..well everyone else will be nice and everything else will be alright. Everyone will be nice. Why did all the other Popes not think of this? Why did we have to wait for Francis?

  19. AED

    AED Powers

    Its a question all right. :)confused::mad::eek:)
  20. AED

    AED Powers

    Effeminizing of the Church. The James Martins et al.
    This is why Fr Heilman and Doug Barry and Fr Altman and Jesse Romero and Dan Schneider etc are so refreshing. They radiate warrior spirit. We need it badly.
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