Lourdes Water


#1

Is it sinful for me to have asked for Lourdes water for Christmas? Also, if I receive it, is it appropriate to have it blessed by a priest (or am I mistunderstanding the nature of this water in saying that it has to be blessed by a priest?) Thanks.:shrug:


#2

It’s certainly not sinful to ask for Lourdes water. :slight_smile: It does not, however, need to be blessed by a priest. You will be employing it -though in smaller quantities - as if you were bathing in the waters at Lourdes.


#3

Lourdes water would be a Third Class Sacramental. It would be inappropriate to have it blessed like you would Holy Water for use as a sacramental.


#4

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.