Burning Blessed Palms
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(04-12-2014, 06:07 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: From Catholic Culture.Org:

It is an old practice to burn blessed palm branches in times of forthcoming natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, asking God to avert or lessen the impending disaster. This practice is not recommended, because of the instruction in the Directory on Popular Piety:

The faithful, however, should be instructed as to the meaning of this celebration so that they might grasp its significance. They should be opportunely reminded that the important thing is participation at the procession and not only the obtaining of palm or olive branches. Palms or olive branches should not be kept as amulets, or for therapeutic or magical reasons to dispel evil spirits or to prevent the damage these cause in the fields or in the homes, all of which can assume a certain superstitious guise.
Palms and olive branches are kept in the home as a witness to faith in Jesus Christ, the messianic king, and in his Paschal Victory."

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/...fm?id=1035

The Directory:

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/l...um=4620#67

Why go to that place -- which gives FE a red light warning, telling people not visit this place -- when I've got the info here on FE -- and when they "dumb down" such historic Catholic devotions as "not recommended" or "superstitious"?
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Burning Blessed Palms - by kzarah - 04-12-2014, 01:40 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by kzarah - 04-12-2014, 02:45 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by jovan66102 - 04-12-2014, 03:01 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by information - 04-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by SCG - 04-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by aquinas138 - 04-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by VoxClamantis - 04-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by jovan66102 - 04-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by VoxClamantis - 04-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by jovan66102 - 04-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by VoxClamantis - 04-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by jovan66102 - 04-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by VoxClamantis - 04-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by Catholic-Booklady - 04-15-2014, 12:02 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by VoxClamantis - 04-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Re: Burning Blessed Palms - by Catholic-Booklady - 04-15-2014, 03:36 PM



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