Holy Water Fonts
A holy water font is a type of bowl or reservoir that is positioned near the entrance of a church and contains a portion of holy water. Upon entering the church, members can dip their fingers in the water and make the sign of the cross before proceeding to their seats. Holy water is water that has been blessed by a priest. It is considered to be a reminder of the baptismal promises and to have special properties.
Matthew F. Sheehan carries a large selection of holy water fonts to choose from including designs specifically made for home or church use. Holy water fonts for home tend to be smaller and hold less water while church designs are larger and are designed to hold much larger portions of water. Whether you're shopping for a holy water font for personal or institutional use, most designs include religious symbols or figures such as Our Lady of Grace or Pieta.
Most fonts are designed for mounting on a wall. Wall mounting is desired as it saves space and provides a permanent location for the font for reliable use by patrons. Fonts typically have high backs with a design on the back and a half bowl protruding out at the base. The semi-circular bowl can also be quite decorative, though the bulk of the design is usually found on the backboard of the font. It's interesting to note that fonts do not have taps or drains. Holy water is rarely wasted or disposed of, so unused water is typically saved for the next service.
Trust Matthew F. Sheehan for the best selection of holy water fonts on the market. We have been in business since 1907 and take pride in offering our customers the highest quality items at the best possible prices. Whether you're shopping for a personal holy water font or one for your church, you can shop with confidence knowing that each font was carefully selected by a knowledgeable source or quality, style and durability.