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Antique White Cross Holy Water Font

$18.95
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2008736
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Created Date:
2013-06-03
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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 Jul 5th 2020
    I love this fount. It has the. perfect tone of white.

    I'm starting to get a little flak for being Catholic. Not much, just a little. It's really important to know where get a good Catholic education.

    Daniel Barbour

  • 5 Jun 29th 2020
    Simple and elegant

    Small simple but elegant holy water for. Was exactly what I wanted for my entry.

    Shereen Rann

  • 5 Jun 29th 2020
    Very beautiful and well made.

    Bought for the whole family for Christmas.

    Janette Shippy

  • 5 May 26th 2020
    Antique White Holy Water Font

    It’s beautiful!

    Margie Shera

  • 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

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