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Old Dec 14, '05, 4:27 pm
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Question Keeping demons out of your home

I've heard this in more than one place and it makes no sense to me:

"We can keep demons out of our homes by putting blessed salt across the threshold, and putting St. Benedict medals above doors and windows. It is also a good idea to put blessed salt or holy water all around your property to make a "defense" perimeter."

Ok, a demon does not have a body. So all they would have to do is pass through a wall, or drop in through the roof, so what good does it do? I'm sure a demon can "sense" these sacramentals and then steer clear of them. Anyone have an opinion on this?
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Old Dec 14, '05, 4:37 pm
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Guess would be that demons would not even want to be near these sacramentals... Yes, they could 'evade' them, but I'm sure they still feel them
Just my
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Old Dec 14, '05, 5:53 pm
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Guess would be that demons would not even want to be near these sacramentals... Yes, they could 'evade' them, but I'm sure they still feel them
Just my
That's what I thought, but I guess if they want in bad enough, they will go around them.
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Old Dec 14, '05, 6:35 pm
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That's what I thought, but I guess if they want in bad enough, they will go around them.
I think it is very hard for them to be in the presence of blessed object esp. those two.
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Old Dec 14, '05, 7:28 pm
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That's what I thought, but I guess if they want in bad enough, they will go around them.
ahh, but the sacrimentals aren't just symbols of God, they are symbols of the faith of those who use them. The devil fears nothing more than a faithfull soul calling on God.
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Old Dec 14, '05, 9:24 pm
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Question Re: Keeping demons out of your home

I was involved in an actual case where a home was peaceful and then some type of evil was evident in the home(Strange happenings). The house was blessed by a priest, the family bought a big bible and displayed it in the open and in a short period of time the problems began to gradually go away and the house was once again peaceful.

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Old Dec 14, '05, 10:30 pm
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I say use blessed salt, holy water, crucifixes, blessed incense, rosaries, whatever you can. The more you have the better! Ceratinly can't hurt, anyway!
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Old Dec 15, '05, 9:54 am
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Default Re: Keeping demons out of your home

Good question.

The key thing to remember is that when dealing with the metaphysical, often times it is our intent that becomes important. So if you use these items around your home with a specific intent (that it, to keep out the presence of certain entities), then that is what they are useful for.

Sacramentals are especially good in this role, because they have been blessed (I tend to think of them as being "irradiated" by God).

The real key, though, is to NOT think of "keeping the devil out", because, in my experience, if we engage the Enemy in "spiritual warfare", all we end up doing is attracting that same evil to ourselves. Rather, when I bless my house and walk the perimeter of my property with holy water, I am asking God to so fill my home and property with His presence and His love that nothing else can exist in the same space.

It was a little difficult for me to understand it at first myself, but after practicing this over the last few years, I have really noticed a difference in my home.
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Old Dec 15, '05, 10:55 am
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According to church teaching, blessed sacrimental protect us from the power of the devil and temptations to do evil.

For more information, check out Our Lady Teaches About Sacramentals and Blesses Objects by Albert J. M. Shamon.
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Old Dec 15, '05, 12:36 pm
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I would also recommend that you obtain an
Agnus Dei sacramental (blessed only by the Pope once every seven years) and put it in a prominent place in your home as well.
These are hard to come by these days, because none have been consecrated by the Pope since 1964, but look for them on the Internet (google Agnus Dei Sacramental) and you can find them.
I also wear a small Agnus Dei around my neck at all times.
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Old Dec 15, '05, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Shameless
I've heard this in more than one place and it makes no sense to me:

"We can keep demons out of our homes by putting blessed salt across the threshold, and putting St. Benedict medals above doors and windows. It is also a good idea to put blessed salt or holy water all around your property to make a "defense" perimeter."

Ok, a demon does not have a body. So all they would have to do is pass through a wall, or drop in through the roof, so what good does it do? I'm sure a demon can "sense" these sacramentals and then steer clear of them. Anyone have an opinion on this?
I keep the deamons out of my house be not giving the "In-Laws" a forwarding address...
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Old Dec 15, '05, 12:58 pm
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I would also recommend that you obtain an
Agnus Dei sacramental (blessed only by the Pope once every seven years) and put it in a prominent place in your home as well.
These are hard to come by these days, because none have been consecrated by the Pope since 1964, but look for them on the Internet (google Agnus Dei Sacramental) and you can find them.
I also wear a small Agnus Dei around my neck at all times.
Love, Jaypeeto3
And how would a person obtain a Agnus Dei sacramental since it is a mortal sin to buy or sell blessed objects?

From the Vatican website ...
  • CCC 2118 - God's first commandment condemns the main sins of irreligion: tempting God, in words or deeds, sacrilege, and simony.

  • CCC 2121 - Simony is defined as the buying or selling of spiritual things.
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Old Dec 15, '05, 1:10 pm
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It is not, however, a mortal sin to make a donation to
a religious order to cover the cost of
a) preparing the Agnus Dei's
b) covering the cost of the encasement locket
or covering cloths (for large ones)
c) postage and handling.

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Old Dec 15, '05, 1:14 pm
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Wow. I have never heard of blessed salt. What is it and how do you get it?
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Old Dec 15, '05, 1:18 pm
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I keep the deamons out of my house be not giving the "In-Laws" a forwarding address...
Oh you kill me!

While the sacramentals are effective, ones needs to live the faith as well. I know I have plenty of sacramentals and have blessed the perimeter of my house with salts and oils, but that does not keep me away from the confessional booth.
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