Why do some kiss their thumb after making the Sign of the Cross?


#1

I have noticed that sometimes after someone makes the sign of the cross they will put their thumb and forefinger up to their lips as if they are throwing a kiss. What does that mean? Hope that this is not a dumb question.:confused: :


#2

Hi,

Nothing dumbe here. I used to wonder about this also. What the person actually does after making the Sign of the Cross is make a little cross by crossing his thumb with his index finger. Then he kisses it.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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