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Old Oct 15, '04, 3:17 pm
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Default How to Bless Yourself.....???

Some 50 years ago I adopted the habit of going into a Church, kneeling down, and Blessing myself with the usual Sign of the Cross. I mean the right hand from forehead to mid-chest, then from the left shouder to the right shoulder.

But then with the closed right fist with thumb extended I made a small cross on my forehead, another small cross on my lips and finally a small cross over my heart. As I made these small crosses I whispered, " Come into my mind, into my words and into my heart".

I still see many do that. My Question is: From where does this come? I suspect it comes from Spain. Any information is welcome. I dont see that type of Blessing in the Northern States.
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Old Oct 15, '04, 3:28 pm
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Default Re: How to Bless Yourself.....???

Seen that in Portugal too -except there they make the 'conventional' Sign of the Cross again afterwards too
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Old Oct 15, '04, 3:33 pm
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wannabee,

You are correct....I forgot to write that.....yes we finish with a conventional sign of the cross. Then kiss the right thumb.
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