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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE ORIGIN OF HOLY FONTS.

Q. 1. What is the purpose of Holy Fonts?

A. 1. The holy water font (also known as a "stoup.") is a vessel that contains holy water. It is generally placed at the entrance of the church. It is used by Catholics to make the Sign of the Cross, using the holy water upon entrance and exit. The Holy Water is blessed by a priest, and Catholics believe it can repel evil and cleanse venial sins, although its primary purpose is to remind people of their baptism.



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