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Ran across this today....

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    An old bisque holy water font for the home. Does anyone still have Holy Water by their doors anymore??

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  2. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of my grandmothers had one of those. I have not seen them anywhere in more than 20 years though. Most churches still have holy water that you can bring home but I've never done it.
     
  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I have run across several. I was just wondering if this used to be a Common practice in Catholic homes. If so, when?
     
  4. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I remember it from the 1960's.
     
  5. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I need to look that up. I have found a few. I just need to find how long it was in favor. This latest one is bisque and made in Germany so it’s older than 60’s. But this is part of the fun of it. You are rescuing these pieces and learning at the same time. :)
     
  6. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My grandma was predominantly Bavarian German. Oh, and they had a sponge in the reservoir. Just a garden variety bit of sponge.
     
  7. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Lol! I hope he did not have a tiny one on the Holy Water font!
     
  8. Wolseley

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    It's an old, old practice; mainly from Germany and Poland and Slovakia, places like that, and passed down. It faded out (along with so many other things) after Vatican II.

    My niece married into a Polish family decades ago; her husband at the time is now deceased, but his grandmother kept a very strict, devout Polish Catholic household. I was only in her house once, but there were shrines and statues and candles everywhere. The one TV was an ancient Philco that didn't look as if it had been turned in several years, and there were no radios. Every room in the house had a crucifix and a picture of Mary, and every bed in the house also had a crucifix attached to the bed frame. It was interesting and inspiring, but it was also kind of weird, in a way, LOL.
     
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  9. Fenwick

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    My fiancee does! It's a pretty cool thing, I love her thoughtfulness in that sense. Holy water fonts in the home are so underrated these days. We'll probably put some up in our new place when she moves in, in a couple weeks.*


    *I feel like I need to note that we're not cohabitating. She's moving down first, then after we get married in March I'll move in. But I'm still going to be paying part of the rent and bills because it's still our apartment.
     
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  10. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Woohoo! Glad to hear things are moving along! :) :pray:
     
  11. Fenwick

    Fenwick ☩ Broman Catholic ☩

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    They are, things finally turned a corner. We caught a few breaks and have been able to move forward.
     
  12. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Thanks be to God!! I’m so happy for you both!
     
  13. narnia59

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    It was a common practice before Vatican II.

    I have one at the doorway to my office; that's where I have my daily prayer time. Easy enough to put one up and bring holy water from the font at church.
     
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