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Karen wrote:

Hi, guys —

Several of my friends have bottles of Holy Water and I was wondering:

  • What makes it holy?
  • Do you get it from a sacred spring or is it tap water that's been blessed?
  • Can you (or someone fulfilling a particular role) tell the difference between holy and normal water?
  • If so, how?

Karen

  { What makes Holy Water, holy; and can you tell the difference between holy and normal tap water? }

Eric replied:

Karen,

Holy water is just water that has been blessed by a priest.

Unless you are doing an exorcism or otherwise have contact with a possessed person, you cannot normally tell the difference between holy and normal water with certainty.

Eric

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