Antique White Cross Holy Water Font

$18.95
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  • Antique white holy water font
  • Features an Old World style cross
  • Handmade in Lucca, Italy
  • Part of the popular Pelligrini collection
  • Perfect size for the home

This beautiful Italian font features an antique white cross and would be perfect in a Catholic home. The use of holy water fonts is a very old tradition in the Catholic Church. The earliest fonts were actually fountains and the Christian faithful would wash their hands and feet in the water before entering the church, likely derived from an older Jewish rite. There is a writing by Paulus Silentiarius from about 590 which describes people keeping water from one such fountain in pitchers in their homes. The use of holy water developed from the 4th through 9th century, when the custom of sprinkling the congregation at Mass with water from a pot began.  If you are looking for an alternative gift for a loved one in your life, why not give someone a spiritually encouraging gift, such as a holy water font? Or establish the tradition of keeping a private holy water font in your own home with this antique white font from Italy.

  • Made of resin
  • Measures approx. 4" (H)

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  • 5 Aug 23rd 2019
    Beautiful

    A perfect addition to my cross wall!

    Victoria

  • 5 May 18th 2019
    Love it

    I wanted a Holy Water font for our house, without looking like I was trying to "show off" to visitors. This is absolutely perfect. I get Holy Water from my church (in a holy water bottle) and pour it in this every few days. The water does evaporate. I have it by my front door, and absolutely love it.

    Karen

  • 5 Mar 7th 2019
    Excellent purchase

    So happy with this font. It is solid and sturdy. I like its subtle simplicity. It does hold a small quantity of water which I prefer because we are a household of three people and don't need large amounts of the water daily. The water evaporates after 2-3 days (depending on how much you fill it) so I just refill from the 4oz holy water bottle I also purchased. We have it at our front door for easy access when coming or going and available for any guests who would like to use it.

    VS

  • 5 Feb 4th 2019
    Small and sufficient

    This is a wonderful holy water font for a home. The font is beautiful and simple, making it a nice addition without being pretentious. My family has truly enjoyed the font in our home.

    GK

  • 2 Jan 30th 2019
    Bummed

    I just love the look of this font, but it does not mount flush on the wall, it is very unstable. I will not purchase this one again. So bummed!

    Barb

  • 5 Dec 17th 2018
    Beautiful

    I absolutly love this Holy Water Font. It's incredibly beautiful; mine was a birthday present, which I will always treasure. I highly recommend one for yourself or as a gift for someone. It can fit anywhere in your home.

    Cindy

  • 5 Dec 7th 2018
    A Truly Blessed Holy Water Font

    I absolute love this holy water font; as other reviewers have stated it is simple and elegant. But it is also extremely sturdy. We just came through a 7.0 earthquake here in Anchorage, and my font didn't fall off the wall - it was launched across the room onto a hard floor. I was stunned to find that it not only wasn't broken, it wasn't even chipped. It is a truly beautiful and VERY well made font!

    Kathleen

  • 5 Nov 10th 2018
    Daily Blessing

    This is a beautiful holy water font. The size is just right for a doorway or small niche, and it is very nicely detailed and of good quality. The design, to me, is spiritually uplifting and the perfect representation of making the sign of the cross in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    Becky M

  • 5 Apr 10th 2018
    Antique White Cross Holy water font

    Love having this font at our door so we can bless ourselves as we come and go! It's simple and beautiful!

    Mary Colleen

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