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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:19 PM
I will preface this by saying I am a massively lapsed Catholic but I don’t think there’s anything wrong per se with them using holy water to bless something. That’s kind of it’s purpose after all.
Holy water can be any kind of water that’s blessed by a priest. There are some sites where water is considered holy because a miracle occurred there such as Lourdes in France. I remember my Nonna going when I was young and bringing some back.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:29 PM
I don't know where they are getting it from, or if they are making it themselves (? not my idea of holy water!) but it's being used on (or in) a food product.
It's not holy water being sold in it's own right IYKWIM.
So is it OK for a layperson to bless items with holy water?
Edited by qak, 18 July 2019 - 10:30 PM.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:51 PM
I was thinking "well, that sounds a bit unusual but is probably fine," (assuming it is actual holy water blessed by a priest) till you got to the mention of cooking with it.
I've never read any rules around it, but that seems a bit... off... to me. Holy water is usually used by sprinkling over something/someone, not by consuming it.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:53 PM
No, that is weird.
Catholics don’t consume holy water. I grew up Catholic, drinking it or putting it in food is weird.
In my experience the only person who could bless an item with holy water was a priest (unless of course you are blessing yourself with it by making the sign of the cross as you go into a church).
I’d be dubious about any product that had “holy water” in it.
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