Across the globe, Catholic churches have emptied holy water fonts in an effort to stall the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s officially known. From India to the U.K., the U.S. and even to Rome, dioceses are opting for this measure of precaution. Even the healing pools at Lourdes have been temporarily closed. I’m not a scientist or health professional, so I won’t attempt to evaluate such decisions.
It has, however, got me thinking about the importance of holy water in general and the need to keep it in our homes and with us when we travel.
Read more in my latest post for National Catholic Register: