The use for cleansing prior to a baptism and spiritual cleansing is common among several religions, from Christianity to Sikhism. The use of holy water as a sacramental for protection against evil is common among Anglicans and Roman Catholics. Catholic saints have written about the power of holy water as a force that repels evil. Saint Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church who reported visions of Jesus and Mary, was a strong believer in the power of holy water and wrote that she used it with success to repel evil and temptations. Holy water has also been believed to ward off or act as a weapon against mythical evil creatures, such as vampires. In eastern Europe, one harboring this belief might sprinkle holy water onto the corpse of a suspected vampire in order to destroy it or render it inert. She wrote: “I know by frequent experience that there is nothing which puts the devils to flight like Holy water”. In Holy Water and Its Significance for Catholics Henry Theiler states “that in addition to being a strong force in repelling evil, holy water has the twofold benefit of providing grace for both body and soul”.
For external use only, 8 oz.