The difference is that we can protect ourselves from the attacks of the Devil anytime we want, just sprinkle some holy water and the devil will be gone. (He will be scared) whereas blessing of a house from a priest, done only once, has the same use, to protect the house from evil powers, but… done only once. I think generally.
But come to think of it, even us who have received Jesus in the blessed sacrament, still have attacks from the devils. The devil is not afraid of Jesus who live in us. Even the devil tried to tempt Jesus, he had no fear of God at all.
That is why we need to protect ourselves continually (daily), and I use holy water daily. He has no choice but to be gone.
The holy water is also recommended for the dying. St. Teresa of Avila, I think, or some other saint, said that it is a great help for the dying. Because dying people get attacks from the devil as the last means to snatch his soul, and take it to hell, he may even tempts us at when somebody is dying. He’s trying to do anything that we cannot go to heaven. So, it is recommended by this saint, that holy water be sprinkled when someone is dying, and according to this same saint, the devil flees instantly, and it is a great help to the dying (for them to reach heaven)
May the merciful Jesus bless you
Hi Lemon and Lime, I hope St. Faustina, your sister prays for you.
I pray for you:gopray2:
She is my favorite saint as well, my dear beloved sister. She has snatched my soul from hell by reading the Divine Mercy in My Soul Diary… Have you read the diary?