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HOLY WATER FONTS AND BOTTLES

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Holy Water FontsWe love

holy water.

 

In fact, we can’t

live without it.

 

Holy water is a sacramental of the Catholic Church that too many of the faithful seem to have forgotten about. It is the most elementary sacramental available to Catholics everywhere — and one of the most powerful.

 

Our lives as Catholics are infused with blessed water from the moment we receive the seal of the Holy Ghost at Baptism until our remains are blessed at the close of the Rite of Christian Burial before final interment. 

 

The use of holy water in the home is a Catholic  tradition that too few embrace. What a loss! Think about it. You give your children vitamins to help them to grow and be healthy. You make sure your husband takes his cholesterol medication. Why not place a

holy water font at your front door to help protect their spiritual lives?

 

Holy water has the power to remit venial sin.

 

Saint John Vianney, in his Catechism on Confession, suggests that the moment a venial sin is perceived, “take some holy water with respect, do one of those good works to which the remission of venial sins is attached: an alms,

a genuflection to the Blessed Sacrament, hearing a Mass.”

 

The Church urges the frequent use of holy water in times of danger such as storms, fires, sickness, and when there is any type of conflict in the home or community.

Holy Water FontsSt. Teresa of Avila attested to

the power of this holy water, and in her autobiography writes:

 

 

“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. They also flee from the Cross, but return; so holy water must have great virtue.“ 

 

On the night of All Souls, the Saint was tormented by demons who interrupted her prayerful devotions. They were finally dispelled by a sprinkling of holy water.

 

As you bless yourself with the precious mixture of salt and water, you may wish to prayerfully keep

in mind, as did Saint John Chrysostom, the “effusion of Blood and Water flowing from the Master’s Side” opening a path to His Sacred Heart at the finality

of His Passion, emptying Himself completely for our salvation.

 

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Holy Water FontsHoly Water in the Catholic Home

 

Many Catholic homes place a holy water font at the front door. We bless ourselves each time we leave, asking that the Triune God guide our thoughts, words and deeds as we go out into the world. We ask for His protection and guidance in all that we do. When we return, we bless ourselves again, calling to mind the sanctity of the home. In time it becomes a deeply ingrained habit, and if one of your family rushes out without the blessing, another will inevitably call out, “Don’t forget to bless yourself!”

 

Let us remember the Holy Souls in Purgatory each time we bless ourselves. One drop in their honor may be all that is needed to release a soul into Heaven.

 

The faithful may gain an indulgence of 100 days each time the Sign of the Cross is made with holy water pronouncing the words and having contrition for sins.

 

Sadly, those who pass through the Church doors, hastily dipping their fingers into the water to perform a gesture more reminiscent of swatting flies than of performing a solemn blessing, rob themselves of a great grace. Choose instead to bless yourself with great care, perhaps adding the prayer,

 

“By this holy water and

by Your Precious Blood,

wash away all my sins,

O Lord.”

 

Holy Water FontsAdditional uses

for holy water

in your daily lives as Catholics

 

Bless the rooms of your home, particularly bedrooms so that Satan might not enter. It is a beautiful Catholic tradition for parents to bless their children each night with a simple prayer, “Sleep in the peace of Jesus” – or in the Latino tradition “Que Te Bendigo” – that He May Bless you. Families with small children prone to night terrors sometimes place an inexpensive holy water font in their bedrooms for that purpose

 

Don’t bless your home once and forget about it, but make frequent use of holy water. Those who have suffered terribly with domestic unrest use holy water and the sign of the Cross in the corners of each room to good effect.

 

Bless your computers with holy water and place a blessed St. Benedict medal on the monitor to call to mind the dangers of the internet. If you use a computer for work, holy water can help to sanctify the tool you use to earn a living.

 

Bless your family and business vehicles, and consider joining the Sacred Heart Auto League.

 

Bless your children’s bicycles, their schoolbooks, and other objects as well, with a prayer that they might never stray from the Faith or be lead into temptation. Sprinkle some in their shoes.

 

Use only a new, clean receptacle for holy water, and take care not put it to any other use afterwards. Dispose of old holy water by pouring it into the ground in an area where it will not be underfoot.

Photo Archive of Holy Water Fonts

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Pressed Tin

Pot Metal

Pewter

 

 

Fonts on Wood

Plastic and Celluloid

Glass and Crystal

Porcelain

Beleek 

Hummel – Goebel

Italian Ceramic

Asperges Buckets and Stoops Holy Water Bottles

Miscellaneous Fonts

Fonts for Sale

Pressed Tin Holy Water Fonts presented the poor and working class with an opportunity to have a religious object of beauty in their homes.

Very collectible today and with the added bonus that they hold up quite well over the years.

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Saint Anne Pressed Tin

with Glass Font

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Saint Joseph Pressed Tin

with Glass Font

 


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Saint Rosalia Pressed Tin on Cardboard with glass font and chain. From Sicily, typically sold during local festivals.


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Pressed Tin Christ

with glass font

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Pressed Tin on stone

with glass bowl

 


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Saint Joseph Pressed Tin with Glass

 


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Our Lady of Lourdes. French.

 

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Pressed tin in early plastic

 

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Miraculous Medal Pressed tin holy water bottle holder

c. 1930s

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Back view showing full bottle


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French ca. 1860 with inset enamel of the Virgin Mary

Gilded tin

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French ca. 1880. Ornate images of the apparition

of Our Lady at Lourdes

Pot Metal was in wide use beginning in the 1880s through the 1940s. More costly, it presented a more durable product of substance. Very collectible, but some pieces can be brittle due to flaws in the casting process. Check carefully for hairline cracks that can turn into big problems.

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Pot metal ca. 1940s

 


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Cast Pot Metal Ecce Homo

Holy Water Font ca. 1920s

 

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Cast Pot Metal ca. 1930s

Front and rear views

 

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1940s pot metal shrine

of St. Joseph

 

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Pot metal Virgin and Child Germany


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Ornate Holy Water Shrine

in honor of St Anthony

 


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Adoring Angels

at Crucifix

12″ Brass Made in Italy $77.50


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Celtic Cross in pot metal

ca. 1950s

Pewter Holy Water Fonts replaced tin and pot metal as an inexpensive choice for the working class Catholic. Many of the older designs were replicated, but modernity entered into the market quickly. Prices dropped when much of it became produced in China with the result that the pewter was as brittle as the old pot metal.

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Madonna and Child. Pewter.


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Modern Pewter Trinity Font

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Relatively modern pewter

Celtic Cross

Hardwoods present an attractive background for everything from pressed tin, pot metal, bronze and even copper. Nearly always accompanied by a glass bowl. Problems can arise in shellac from exposure to salt water.

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Crucifix of pot metal with brass Corpus on Hardwood with  brass inlay, ca. 1940s

 

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Bronze on wood ca. 1940s

 

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Antique French Crucifix Holy Water Font on hardwood.  I purchased this one from a source in France for u se in our own home, but it was too large for the space we had in mind.

 


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Copper and Wood with glass ca. 1920s

 


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Germany ca. 1960s

Displaying a relatively modern design

 

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Wayside Shrine Holy Water Font ca. 1960s

 

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Virgin and Child on wood. Missing glass. ca. mid 1950s

 


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Saint Joseph Crucifix Holy Water Font on Wood with inset Glass Bowl

 


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Saint Anne de Beaupre on wood

ca.  early 1940s

 


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Bronze Christ on Hardwood with Glass Holy Water Bowl

 


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Saints Pressed Tin on Wood

 

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Porcelain – Beginning in the Victorian era, porcelain holy water fonts – both bisque porcelain and glazed with gilding – became popular. They are still favorites.  Bisque fonts are very collectible, but hard to find without cracks or chips. Perhaps the most popular of these are by Hummel, closely followed by Beleek.
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Victorian Angel Porcelain

Holy Water Font

 

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Gilded Porcelain Holy Water Font circa mid 1950s

 


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Pottery from Knock Ireland

 


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Victorian Era Angel Font

 

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Beleek porcelain holy water font

with classic scallop shell bowl

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Beleek Porcelain Angel

Holy Water Font


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Beleek Porcelain


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Beleek Porcelain

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Old holy water font with

hand painted Monstrance porcelain ca. 1930s


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Cherub bisque porcelain

ca. 1970s

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Red Marked Japan


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Porcelain Sacred Heart

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Red marked Japan

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Full Figure Virgin and Child 1940s

 


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1920s Porcelain, France

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