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. It’s 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.
we can and should give serious consideration to what happened at Lepanto, especially in the present time of trials in our Catholic Church. We are, it seems, the underdog in a battle against insurmountable odds. With the widespread devastation of sexual abuse and its cover up, it can feel as though we’ve outnumbered and under-equipped. We’re not.
When we pray the mysteries of the Rosary we are in fact meditating on the culmination of God’s promises throughout both the Old and New Testaments. Making our way through the “beads” is like a grace-filled history lesson in which we review our heritage as People of God.