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Why Use Holy Blessed Salt

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(Blessed in the Old Rites)

Do you feel weak and sick all the time? No matter what you do, that negative feeling just won’t go away. Well, salt that is blessed in the traditional rites can help you with your health and spiritual problems.

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The Spiritual Significance of Salt

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In a regular household, salt is a mineral essential for various biological processes in the human body. Here are some of its significant uses:

Flavor Enhancing Agent: Salt is widely used as a food seasoning and flavoring agent in cooking. It enhances the taste of food and brings out the natural flavors of ingredients. Many use salt to season meat and pickle fruits.

Preservation: Salt has been used for centuries as a preservative for food because it inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds that can cause food spoilage.

Electrolyte balance: Salt is an electrolyte that helps regulate the balance of fluids in the body. It is essential for maintaining proper blood pressure, hydration, and nerve function.

Health benefits: While excessive consumption of salt can be harmful, moderate intake of salt has been associated with several health benefits, including improved digestion, enhanced bone health, and reduced risk of certain diseases.

Industrial uses: Salt is used in various industrial processes, including the production of chemicals, paper, and textiles.

Spiritual significance: Salt has a long-standing spiritual significance in many cultures across the world. In Christianity, the Bible mentioned salt a lot and used it on different occasions. Even Jesus Christ refers to it in many of His teachings.

But, why is salt important for spiritual healing? What is its spiritual significance in daily living?

Salt in Ancient Cultures and Religions

Salt is a symbol of preservation and purity in ancient cultures and religions. Ancient Egyptians used salt to mummify bodies because it draws out blood and preserves flesh or meat. Additionally, art in Egypt used salt as a symbol of purity. Often, people include this mineral in religious rituals.

Ancient Greeks also used salt in consecration rituals where they sprinkle it on sacrificial animals. Similarly, ancient Chinese medicine used this in enhancing the effectiveness of other medicinal ingredients. Thus, salt has been a vital component of ancient cultures and religions, serving various purposes beyond its culinary use.

Salt in Modern Religious Practices

Salt is also an important element in Hinduism and Buddhism. In the Buddhist tradition, it is believed to repel evil spirits. It is customary to throw salt over one's shoulder before entering a home after a funeral.

In Hinduism, believers offer this mineral as a religious item in local goddess temples. They pour salt as a heap and light earthen lamps. Both Islam and Judaism value salt a lot. In these religions, salt seals a bargain, more than words can.

Additionally, people in India worship different Hindu gods, who are seen as individual grains of salt with unique personalities and powers. In many Eastern belief systems, including Buddhism and Shintoism, salt purifies.

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Salt in Christianity

Salt in Christianity

In Catholic culture, the blessing of salt is a ritual of great significance in religious practice. It symbolizes purification, protection, and healing. Prophets, and even the Messiah, used salt to teach people spiritual words.

Salt is mentioned many times in the Bible. First, Jesus saw salt as a symbol of loyalty, friendship, and hospitality. One of the most famous mentions of salt in the Bible comes from the Sermon on the Mount.

In modern Christian churches, the blessed salt is used in various religious functions. Catholics often add it to holy water when blessing, and it is believed to enhance the water's spiritual properties.

Additionally, Blessed Salt can be used to bless families, objects, and individuals, and to provide spiritual protection and healing.

Salt in the Bible Old Testament

Salt crystals are very important in the Old Testament and symbolize firmness and covenant. Grain offerings, which included unleavened bread, are seasoned with salt before they are presented as peace offerings to God.

In the Bible, "salt covenant" means an everlasting covenant. It is pure and spotless, representing eternity, not a leaven of change and degradation. 

The use of salt in the Old Testament evokes the covenant between God and His people and emphasizes the eternity of their relationship.

Salt was also used in ancient times to prevent umbilical cord infection. It is a natural disinfectant that can help stop the spread of germs and prevent infection. Salt has been used in traditional medicine to treat umbilical cord infections in infants.

Salt in the Bible New Testament

In the New Testament, salt is a symbol of preservation. Jesus Christ represents salt as a highly valued mineral that preserves life. In the Bible, salt also symbolizes purity, perfection, wisdom, hospitality, durability, and an everlasting covenant.

Salt sustains life. It is a necessity. Jesus used salt as a metaphor to describe the role of Christians in the world.

In Matthew 5:13, Jesus used salt of the earth, metaphorically. It simply means that Jesus’ followers are called to be preservatives in the world.

This metaphor emphasizes the importance of maintaining morality in society and preserving the goodness in the world. Christians are called to be faithful to God, just as salt preserves and sustains life.

As salt is essential for life, so too are Christians essential for the spiritual life of the world. This metaphor serves as a reminder of the important role that Christians play in preserving the moral fabric of society and sustaining the spiritual life of the world.

Metaphors by Famous 

Christian Personalities

Invisible grace - According to Augustine of Hippo from the fourth century, these minerals are visible forms of the grace that the Lord God bestows upon His people.

Divine Flavor - Jesus warns about losing someone’s saltiness and gives you a pretty strong reminder to let the Holy Spirit of the Blessed Trinity guide you in everything you say and do.

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Blessing of Salt 

Using the Old Rite

The salt blessing ceremony is a centuries-old Catholic tradition. It is an ancient sacramental ceremony in which the priest blesses the salt with specific prayers and gestures. Often, priests use the same prayer as the one used in blessing the Holy Water.

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Fr. Chad Ripperger ( The World’s Leading Exorcist Priest) emphasizes that we should all be using Exorcised Blessed Salt in our homes.

Our Priest will recite both the Blessing and the Exorcism prayer over the salt all in Latin. Then, this prayer is asking God's power to sanctify the salt and protect those who use it.

After the prayers, our priest crosses the salt and sprinkles it with holy water. This valuable mineral can then be used as a sacrament in various spiritual practices and devotions.

It's important to note that the ancient ritual of blessing with salt is not required in the Catholic Church. The new salt blessing ceremony, announced after the Second Vatican Council, is also believed to be spiritually valid.

This spiritual warfare is the reason we are offering this blessed salt for FREE.

Why Get Our Blessed Salt?

Our blessed salt has been blessed by a priest. It has special spiritual properties and you can use it for various purposes such as protection against evil, purification, and blessing of homes and other objects.

Most of our subscribers obtain blessed salt to use in their spiritual practices and devotions. They often sprinkle it around their homes or workplaces.

Some Catholics believe that adding salt to holy water increases its potency. Others place it on food as a reminder of the importance of spiritual purification.

Why have it blessed in the Old rite?

Today, salt can be blessed using the new rite or in the old rite. The old rite includes an Exorcism prayer, so you can imagine just how much stronger it is. We highly suggest you find a priest who is willing to take the time to bless it in the old rite.

We have the Wonderful Norbertine Fathers from Saint Michaels Abbey.

The Blessing is said in Latin and it takes a bit longer than a general blessing, but it is worth it.

How is blessed salt made and blessed?

The process of making blessed salt involves using any type of salt and presenting it to a priest or deacon for blessing. The priest will use the Rite from the Roman Ritual to bless the salt. Often, the ritual includes exorcism prayers.

This Roman Ritual can be traced back to Elisha’s first miracle in II Kings. Ever since this miracle became the primary scriptural basis of sacramental use during the Old Testament biblical times.

You can present any amount of salt to a priest for a blessing. But to avoid the hassle and want to receive your blessed salt online, all you need to do is to click get it for free.

We have been giving Blessed Salt and Holy Water through our Store for over 5 years. 

What are the benefits of using blessed salt?

Purification: You have learned that even during the Old Testament, people use salt to purify. Elisha used the mineral to purify the water of Jericho.

Protection: Salt has protective properties and acts as a protective barrier against negative energy or malevolent spirits.

Healing: Salt can restore the body's natural energy flow. When you add salt to food, the cells break down in the walls of the vegetable, which brings out the nutritious qualities of this food.

Covenant: A covenant of salt symbolizes an agreement with long-lasting qualities, even eternal. It signifies a powerful bond though it may not necessarily be permanent.

FAQs about Blessed Salt

What is blessed salt?

Blessed salt is ordinary salt that has been blessed by a priest according to the Catholic tradition. It is considered sacramental and is believed to have spiritual properties that can be used for protection, purification, and blessing.

How is salt blessed in the Catholic Church?

The salt is typically blessed by a priest using a prayer of blessing that invokes God's power to sanctify and protect those who use it. The priest may also sprinkle the salt with holy water and make the sign of the cross over it.

How much is the blessed salt?

The cost of blessed salt can vary depending on where you obtain it. Some Catholic parishes or religious goods stores may offer it for free or for a small donation.

However, others may charge a fee for the salt itself or shipping and handling if ordering online. It is best to check with your local parish or religious goods store to find out their specific pricing and policies for obtaining blessed salt.

Where can you buy spiritual salt?

Spiritual salt, also known as blessed salt, can be obtained from various Catholic parishes or religious goods stores. Some online retailers may also offer blessed salt for purchase. 

However, we affirm that blessed salt should not be sold, hence we are offering holy blessed salt for free.

A reminder though - ensure that a Catholic priest blesses the salt following the Catholic tradition.

What is the purpose of using blessed salt?

Use blessed salt to enhance your spiritual life and deepen your relationship with God. You can use it to protect yourself from evil and bless your homes and other objects.

Is blessed salt a substitute for prayer and other spiritual practices?

No. As a Christian, you still need to pray, repent and do other necessary things to strengthen your faith. Salt can aid you in your spiritual life but it does not replace the need for personal faith, growth, and devotion.

How can you get blessed salt?

You can get it from a Catholic parish or religious goods store. It is important to ensure that the salt you receive has been blessed by a priest following Catholic tradition.

Is the use of blessed salt mandatory for Catholics?

No. The use of salt as a protective barrier is optional. The best protection you can still have is your strong faith that never wavers. As salt is a flavor enhancer, it can be a spiritual enhancer, but not a requirement.

Can non-Catholics use blessed salt?

Of course, non-Catholics can use it if they want. However, they should know its sacramental use has its roots in the Catholic faith. As such, it may not hold the same significance for those who do not share that belief.

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