You probably keep all kinds of things stashed away in your car, especially if you spend a lot of time commuting . . . but does your stash include reminders of your holy faith?
The automobile is probably the most dangerous place where we spend a significant amount of time. We all know how potentially devastating it could be if something bad happened to our vehicle, or if we were involved in an auto accident.
Our vehicles are closely tied to our livelihood, and they also carry our most priceless treasures - our spouses, children, family, and friends. Make sure your vehicle is blessed for spiritual protection and decked out with signs of your Catholic faith, which encourages you to PRAY and ask the saints for their holy intercession on a daily basis. It's also a great way to evangelize!
How to Make Your Car Catholic
There are lots of options for keeping Catholic sacramentals for the car including key chains, auto rosaries, visor clips, prayer cards, and more. Choose the ones that are most meaningful to you, such as your favorite saint or devotion.
If you aren't sure what to pick, some all-around, must-haves are Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (of course!) as well as your Guardian Angel, St. Michael the Archangel (the guardian and protector of Christians), and especially St. Christopher (the patron saint of travelers). Then, be sure to have your sacramental blessed (or even your whole car!) for spiritual protection.
There is no question that if you are Catholic, you should keep a blessed sacramental (or two!) in your vehicle. You never know when the sight or presence of that simple object will serve as your connection to the faith you need in a bad situation; rather, the question is, which you will choose?
Watch below for ideas on how to make your car Catholic. Everything featured can be purchased at CatholicCompany.com. Enjoy!