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HOLY WATER

WHENEVER YOU DIP YOUR HAND INTO THE HOLY WATER DISH, YOU SHOULD
SHAKE THE EXCESS DROPS OFF BEFORE YOU MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.
EACH DROP THAT YOU SHAKE OFF QUENCHES THE THIRST OF ONE SOUL IN
PURGATORY. THAT SOUL THEN GOES TO HEAVEN.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO ME AS A BELIEF.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person. She learned this in childhood.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 00001956 CHILDHOOD

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