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 Mar 22nd 2018
    Just what I wanted

    This is a perfect piece that I have had my eye on. Nicely done, neutral color that will blend in beautifully in my home. Happy with purchase.

    Julie

  • 5 Mar 22nd 2018
    Antique white ceramic font

    Smaller than I thought, but perfect ! It is not ostentatious but quietly elegant. Thank you!!

    Debbie Irish

  • 5 Mar 13th 2018
    Holy Water Font

    Very lovely and sized right to get large fingers in without a problem. Have it in my bedroom to use every morming and evening and any other time I go to my room.

    Robert Jaminet

  • 5 Mar 2nd 2018
    Antique White Holy water font

    This is a beautiful holy water font. I plan to give as a gift for someone being baptized into the Roman Catholic Church at Easter.

    Nancy Massey

  • 5 Dec 18th 2017
    Perfect for my home

    I purchased two of these for my home, one for the front entrance and one for the bedroom. I was pleasantly surprised by their beauty and craftsmanship. They are lovely and although the basin is small, that just reminds me to maintain awareness of my practice of using holy water. The color is a pretty ivory color, and the monochromatic color makes the texture and relief of the piece even more beautiful.

    ESP

  • 5 Apr 12th 2017
    Classic and elegant font

    This was the perfect gift for my son due to the simple, classic elegance of it. I was looking for something that would be a reminder of his faith while away at college.

    Cassie

  • 5 Nov 22nd 2016
    Antique white cross holy water font

    We love this holy water font! It is simple yet elegant. It is a perfect addition to our home. Thank you!

    Janet Patra

  • 5 Apr 12th 2016
    Antique white cross holy water font

    Bought this as a gift. It's perfect. Simple and beautiful.

    Kathleen

  • 3 Mar 22nd 2016
    Holy water font

    I'm a little disappointed with my font. It does not hang flat against the wall and in turn it is always crooked. Other than that it is very nice but...the issue with the hanging is very upsetting with me.

    Gwen

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