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Sunday, July 9, 2023

International Public Notice: How -- Precisely -- They Did It in Australia

 By Anna Von Reitz

One of the great hue-and-cries that the Trolls are constantly pretending about me and my fellow researchers is the idea that we don't have any proof for what we are saying, when in fact, we have tons of proof both circumstantial and evidentiary.   

Here for the world's edification, is how they worked their scheme in Australia, brought to you this Sunday morning by Australian researchers addressing the same topics we discovered here and in other countries.  

Follow along and see how the Perpetrators occupying positions of trust in the Territorial legislature changed definitions and added and subtracted to gain the desired end result: 

" they can get away with not following the constitution.
The High Court has ruled the Territories are not subject to the constitution due the operation of  Section 122.

No big whoop for us [Australians]  as we have 2B but this is how the High Court Rules 2004 can overcome Section 80 of the constitution.

So the Norfolk Island Amendments Act 2015 amends 145 Acts to change the definition of Australia to this:

Omit “the Northern Territory or Norfolk Island”, substitute, “or the Northern Territory”."

See that little sleight of hand that removes "Norfolk Island" so that it encloses "Australia"?

Now observe how MANY Acts that little change also changes --- 145 Acts of the Australian legislature were changed to accommodate it! 

But wait there's more.

So Australia does not include Norfolk Island so the only other option is Norfolk Island includes Australia, Norfolk Island is under administration of the United States and Australia is under the administration of Norfolk Island as a Minister of Finance -- for example-- is.......

End Quotes.  

Hundreds of Acts of the Australian legislature were changed and amended to reverse the standing of the two jurisdictions involved, so that the foreign "tail" is now wagging the dog.  

First, the Brits did their dirty work by surreptitiously establishing a British Territorial Military "Protectorate" over the former Commonwealth--- without, of course, saying one word to the Australian people, and then, they brought in their American franchise to oversee things and give themselves a degree of separation from their Breach of Trust and wrong-doing.

We see this same practice again and again, of criminal breach of trust and non-disclosure being blamed on Subcontractors, but the actual fault continues to be with the Principals responsible for hiring and using these Subcontractors and then failing to properly limit and direct the activities of these Subcontractors so as to guarantee that they honor their own contractual obligations. 

The Holy See and the British Monarch and the Lord Mayor of the Inner City of London and other Principals owe the people of Terra Australis the Guarantees established by their Constitutions, but these Principals have sought to evade their own obligations by: (1) establishing a Territorial Protectorate, and (2) bringing in a foreign Subcontractor to administer it.  

The Subcontractor then becomes their flak jacket, or so they think.  

The foreign Subcontractor technically has no obligation under the Australian Constitution, particularly with respect to its own citizenry, so they, the foreign corporations providing "governmental services" simply goes around "registering" everyone in sight, without disclosure, and using this purloined private contract as an excuse, presumes that everyone is volunteering to act as part of their citizenry. This then provides the excuse to misapply their corporation's Public Policies and statutory rules and regulations to the General Public. 

It's the same schtick they pulled here, Australian style. 

The living people and Lawful Persons of Terra Australis are owed their Constitution and its Guarantees, so the Perpetrators secretly registered and "redefined" everyone as Legal Persons.

The Principals hope to plead that they didn't know what was going on, but if they didn't, someone in their administration did, and they are responsible for what their administration does.  

So, try to gainsay it as they will, and try to invoke "plausible deniability" as they will, they are ultimately responsible for it when their foreign subcontractors run amok and cause harm to living people, steal property from living people, and otherwise promote privately owned corporations as  "governments" proposing to rule over the General Public of entire countries. 

I wish to make it clear that this material quoted above, is independent research carried out by researchers in Australia who may or may not wish to be named at this juncture, people who are confirming in their own records the same kind of fraud and wrong-doing as we have discovered in America. 

The same playbook was followed in all cases that we have been able to nail down so far --- (1) some kind of Territorial Protectorate is established thereby creating a "friendly military" Occupation, and (2)  then a foreign corporation is brought in to administer the operations of this Occupation. That foreign corporation has no direct obligations under the Constitutions owed to the people thus being "Occupied" and operates without regard to the contractual guarantees provided by the national Constitution.  

As such, the Principals responsible have sought to evade their own contractual obligations, have conspired against the Constitutions owed to the living people, and have allowed foreign Subcontractors to pillage and plunder civilian populations.  

The protestations of the Principals to the effect that they didn't know what was going on,  or claiming the good faith and belief of their Subcontractors as an excuse, would be more convincing if they had not received a great deal of Unjust Enrichment as a result of these abuses and usurpations and derelictions of duty owed to the Public. 

Notification to all jurisdictions, peacekeepers and law enforcement officials, national and international: 

Issued by:  Anna Maria Riezinger, Fiduciary
                  The United States of America
                  In care of: Box 520994
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July 9th 2023


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The Definition of Racism

 By Anna Von Reitz

Racism is multi-color and multi-cultural tribalism.  

It impacts all groups wherever diversity exists.  

Remember the long process that humanity has endured to arrive at this moment, with different tribes of people fighting against each other about nearly everything you can think of. 

Religious beliefs.  Skin color.  Land.  Money.  Bad breath.  You name it. 

We've always been able to pick fights with each other, but usually, it's over some idea we (frustratingly) can't prove, or some material advantage ---- but it's based on perceived differences. 

I say "perceived" differences, because for racism to be effective, it has to be based on something we can see, some visual element, sign, or signal, that tells us, "Yes, he's part of our special little group." or "No, he's not part of our special little group." 

Be it a uniform or a headdress or simply the color of our skin, in order for racism and what I call non-specific hatred to be effective and efficient, there has to be some sort of visual cue. 

Oh, he has a flat nose, therefore.... 

It could also be an auditory cue, such as someone speaking Spanish, but there has to be something, some identifier, that creates a perceived difference between people. 

If we see the Truth, then we see that our bodies aren't different in any significant way, that uniforms are just pieces of cloth, and that disliking or distrusting other people for any reason but their own specific words and actions, is irrational.  

It's downright crazy.  It really is.  

I long ago decided that the only sane way to interact with other people is to be fearless and take them each one as they come, for who they are as individuals.  

If someone is a Liar and Hate-monger, selfish, hard-hearted, and criminal, I reserve my right to avoid them, fight them, or do whatever I must do  --- but I don't hate whole races and religions for the sake of twisted individuals. 

They're just twisted individuals, and psychopaths come in all colors and adopt all sorts of religions.  

We are all mature and sentient enough to realize this for ourselves, so why don't we?  

I have often looked at racists and religious zealots and thought --- these people are terrified.  

They must feel so weak and so threatened, that they need other people "of the same kind" to come and support them.  

It's our weakness, not our strength, that results in racism -- or what I call tribalism. 

It's just another fear to overcome. 

The arguments in favor of doing so are beautifully summed up here, by a noted historian: 


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Public and International Notice: About Convictions of Fourteenth Amendment CITIZENS

 By Anna Von Reitz

We have repeatedly touched upon the subject of Fourteenth Amendment citizens, defined as "citizens of the United States" by the Territorial Congress acting to latch upon the allegedly "stateless" freed plantation slaves, and serving to create a new kind of citizenship by legislative fiat. 

We have noted that this citizenship and the Fourteenth Amendment establishing it was created and enforced under the so-called Corporate Constitution published in 1868. 

This document looked very, very similar to the actual Territorial Constitution called The Constitution of the United States of America, but it was a different kind of "constitution" altogether, and represented the Articles of Incorporation of a Scottish Commercial Corporation merely calling itself "The United States of America" --- Incorporated, with the word "Incorporated" omitted so as to foster a despicable fraud upon the American people and the rest of the world. 

This Corporate Constitution was never ratified by the States of the Union because as a foreign corporation's Articles of Incorporation it needed no ratification by our States.  Likewise, its "Amendments" served as By-Laws and required no ratification, either.  

This is why the 14th, 15th, 16th, and all subsequent Amendments to this document are not ratified by the States of the Union. It's uncertain at this point whether or not the 13th Amendment purportedly abolishing slavery was ever ratified, either. 

It was the 14th (definitely Unratified) Amendment to this Corporate Constitution that created "Fourteenth Amendment" citizenship and Fourteenth Amendment citizenship obligations for "citizens of the United States".  

When one reads the Congressional records related to these actions it is clear that most members of the Territorial Congress thought that they were doing something good and necessary.  They were acting under the idea that the Southern States would not accept the freed plantation slaves, and that something had to be done to provide these "stateless" people with a political status.  

Unfortunately, when they created this political status, they also latched onto the living men and women and whatever they possessed, as chattel backing the debts of the Scottish Commercial Corporation doing business as "The United States of America" --- Incorporated. 

That is to say, that contrary to the idealism and expressed intentions of the Territorial Congress, their actions resulted in the freed plantation slaves being "latched upon" and subjected to foreign citizenship obligations and debts owed by a foreign corporation merely pretending to be or to represent The United States of America -- our Federation of States. 

The former plantation slaves were freed from private slavery and redefined as public slaves, instead.  

These new "citizens of the United States" were obligated to accept any debt addressed to them.  If they did not, they were pre-judged as criminals and subject to immediate sentencing, with no need to hear any facts or law or evidence. 

The Scottish Commercial Corporation whose "Constitution" allowed this went bankrupt in 1906 and has been defunct for decades, yet the charlatans responsible for all this continue to rely upon the "Fourteenth Amendment" of the defunct Corporate Constitution as the basis for prosecutions brought in Municipal courts. 

How can a codicil of a fraudulently misrepresented foreign corporation charter -- a corporation that has been out of business for over a century --be used as the basis for prosecution? 

Self-evidently, it cannot.  

Every single prosecution involving Fourteenth Amendment citizens, that is, in current parlance, those cases tried against  Municipal CORPORATIONS, have all been null and void for fraud and misrepresentation since 1868. 

As a result, all the people who have been held in "Federal" prisons and all those who have been held in Federal-franchised State-of-State jails, and all those who have been tried under the presumption of Fourteenth Amendment Municipal CITIZENSHIP, have been tried under False Pretenses invoked under conditions of fraud and non-disclosure, and they must be released and returned to their families and compensated for their ordeals.  

All those who have been tried and convicted under these presumptions in the past must also be exonerated and their records must be expunged. 

Compensation is owed by the Principals who allowed these foreign municipal and commercial corporation Subcontractors to operate "Prisons for Profits" schemes and at a minimum, every non-Federal Employee  misaddressed and convicted as a MUNICIPAL CORPORATION is owed $25,000 plus interest for every Misdemeanor, $1,000,000.00 plus interest for every felony, and $6,000 per day plus interest for each day that living people were impounded or incarcerated under conditions of fraud, non-disclosure and False Arrest. 

The foreign commercial corporations and Bar Attorneys and Governments and Principals responsible have acted with varying degrees of compartmentalized knowledge, with one hand often not knowing what the other was doing --- with the result that many Federal and State of State Employees and Bar Attorneys and bankers participated in this injurious fraud without being aware of it. 

Any and all proceedings against members of the General Public who have been improperly registered as Federal Citizens and as Municipal citizens of the United States and who have been charged and  misrepresented as Municipal CORPORATIONS or as co-trustees of waived infant decedent ESTATES, must be expunged. 

None of the victims of this fraud scheme received Due Process.  All but about 12% of those addressed were convicted by Courts that were incompetent to hear charges against them.  Any and all convictions against members of the General Public must be thoroughly expunged as if they never existed. 

The Court System in this country was unlawfully converted and must now be lawfully converted back to the American Common Law --- not military Common Law and not commercial Common Law nor any foreign form of Common Law whatsoever. 

Issued by: Anna Maria Riezinger, Fiduciary
                 The United States of America
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                 Big Lake, Alaska 99652

July 9th 2023  


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The BAR Code and the Beast

 By Anna Von Reitz

We have grown up with Bar Codes attached to everything.  Even fruits and vegetables have tiny little stick-on labels and on those stick-on labels we see what?  Bar Codes.  

We assume that they are called Bar Codes because they appear to be a series of lines, or in the common parlance, bars, that create an optical code that computers recognize as a particular thing --- Land O Lakes Butter, Old Hickory Smoked Turkey, Pall Mall Cigarettes.... and so on and on. 

Whatever you buy -- at least in the world of commerce --- has a Bar Code which helps businesses automate sales transactions and track inventories, which is why so many businesses use Bar Codes. It also helps BATF track sales of controlled substances.  

And when you use a credit or debit card to make purchases, this system tracks that purchase straight back to you, which means that Bar Codes combined with Bank Cards are part of a covert surveillance system that tracks all your buying choices and activities.  

This is not surveillance on a generalized basis. This is specific surveillance of you and what brands you choose and what you spend money on individually. 

Don't you consider that an invasion of privacy?   

By tracking your purchases Big Brother can refine their marketing and pitch their products to you more effectively.  By tracking your purchases Big Brother can access your preferences in entertainment, booze, underwear, anything at all.  And they can use this information to infer things about you.  Did you buy a pregnancy test?  An eczema cream?   

The Bar Codes are issued by a corporation that is directly affiliated with another corporation that is owned and operated by the British Crown, so now we see another meaning of "Bar Code".  

It's not just a friendly, helpful convenience greasing the wheels of commerce.  It's an insidious means for the Bar Association Handlers to keep track and monitor absolutely everything you spend money on. 

So how does this all lead into "the Mark of the Beast" --- well, BEAST is an abbreviation for a Belgian-based computer system that attempts to define and catalogue and track every possible resource on Earth, for the purpose of monitoring and controlling everything. 

Under the BEAST system, the old credit card system is replaced by a permanent RFID chip.  The chip would be implanted at birth and used to track an individual throughout their life -- just like a cow is currently tracked and traded ---  and would also be the means by which that individual could buy and sell: they simply wave their hand over a scanner and the sale is either approved or disapproved. 

And you would be controlled and told, yes, you are authorized to buy 25 feet of half inch rope, or no, you are not authorized to buy this item. 

Most of us would rather die right now rather than be subjected to such a system, but you see, they don't just smack you in the face with the reality of what they are proposing.  Instead, they introduce these "programs" --- as in "computer programs" --- slowly, bit by bit. 

They introduced the Bar Codes and Credit Cards decades ago.  You are used to these tools and not afraid of them.  You have, in the parlance of commerce, "accepted" them.  Having accepted that much, the Perpetrators believe that you will just go along with having RFID chips inserted in your flesh.  After all, it's just a little pin prick.  

And if they do it to us while we are babies, we won't even remember that it was done.  

We will all be enslaved and surveilled and monitored and "disciplined" according to the whims of the madmen and crazy women who fancy themselves to be on the side of "Lucifer"--- the by-definition "Anti-Christ".

Or so they have planned.  

Let's look a little deeper.  Christ is supposed to personify the risen Yeshuah.  Lucifer is supposed to personify the risen Satan.  Christ is physically associated with the energy of the spinal fluid and Lucifer is associated with the death of our pituitary gland. Fluoride just happens to calcify and kill our pituitary gland.

How very interesting.  

And where do we see the first large-scale addition to Fluoride to municipal drinking water?   Nazi Germany.  But where and when was it first tested for "efficacy"?  In The United States, by the Wellcome pharmaceutical laboratories, again.  

It all goes back to the triumvirate of Lord Pirbright-Cecil Rhodes-Henry Wellcome, the same people who brought us concentration camps, non-consensual medical experimentation, and biowarfare brought us fluoridation of our drinking water. 

While this practice is touted as preventing tooth decay, it also disrupts the adrenal system of the victims, calcifies our pituitary gland, inhibits absorption of nutrients, and most glaringly, is a known neurotoxin.  

But, but, but, you are sputtering, our government wouldn't do that to us! 

No, your government wouldn't and hasn't and doesn't, but what you are dealing with are Subcontractors of Subcontractors of Subcontractors of your government.  

The people dumping Fluoride into your drinking water are, for the most part, clueless as posts in a fence --- and serving the same function. 

It's up to you to take the reins and join your State Assembly and see to it that this nightmare of ignorance and planned lack of accountability ends. 

Choose the issues and the functions where you can contribute the most toward saving your country and your own freedom. 


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Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

 Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's

The Church's Year

The Introit of this day's Mass is the prayer of a soul that trusts in God's powerful and merciful protection:

INTROIT The Lord is the strength of his people, the protector of the salvation of his Anointed: save, O Lord, thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, and rule them for ever. Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not Thou silent to me; lest if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. (Ps. XXVII.) Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

COLLECT O God of hosts, to whom belongeth all that is perfect: implant in our hearts the love of Thy name, and grant within us an increase of religion, that Thou mayest nourish in us what is good, and by the fervor of our devotion may preserve in us what Thou hast nourished. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.

EPISTLE (Rom. VI. 3-11.) Brethren, All we who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death. For we are buried together with him by baptism unto death: that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father so we also may walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of his resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer. For he that is dead is justified from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ. Knowing that Christ, rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have, dominion aver him. For in that he died to sin, he died once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. So do you also reckon that you are dead indeed to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

EXPLANATION The apostle here teaches that in consequence of our baptism we are made members of Christ's body, and must, therefore, die to sin; as Christ by His death died to physical life, but has risen again, so must we bury sin, by constant renewal of baptismal vows, and by self mortification rise to a Christian life. As members of Christ's body we should in a spiritual manner imitate Him. As He permitted His body to be nailed to the cross to atone for our sins, so should we crucify our corrupt nature by self-denial, and as He after His Resurrection lives always, because having risen He dieth no more, so we, risen from the death of sin, should lead a pious life conformable to that of Christ.

ASPIRATION I trust, O Lord Jesus, that by the merits of Thy passion I have risen from the death of sin: grant me Thy grace, that as Thou diest no more, so may I die no more by sin, but live for God, according to Thy law.

Sixth Sunday After PentecostGOSPEL (Mark. VIII. 1-9.) At that time, When there was a great multitude with Jesus, and had nothing to eat, calling hisdisciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat; and if I shall send them away, fasting, to their ,home, they will faint in the way: for some of them came from afar off. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness? And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke, and gave to his disciples to set before them: and they set them before the people. And they had a few little fishes, and he blessed them, and commanded them to be set before them. And they did eat, and were filled, and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets: and, they that had eaten
were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

Why did Christ say: I have compassion on the multitude?

Because of His mercy and goodness to man, as well as to prove that which He taught on another occasion, (Matt. VI. 33.) that to those who seek first the kingdom of God and His justice all other things will be added, without asking; for none of the multitude asked Christ for food, and yet He provided for all.

REMARK. The instruction after the gospel for the fourth Sunday in Lent, where a similar miracle is mentioned, may be read to-day.


And He blessed them. (Mark VIII. 7.)

Seduced by Satan, the first man violated the holy command of God, and by his sin brought upon himself and his habitation the curse of divine wrath. (Gen. III. 17.) Man was made by God, and therefore subject: to Him, but was himself master of all created things. .After the sin of disobedience, however, all creation revolted against him: the animals fled from him, the fields yielded only thorns and thistles, the herbs became poisonous to him, or refused him their former wholesome power. Innumerable evils followed, all men and even the whole earth suffered from them; the devil drew both into his sphere and made them his servants, and this evil spirit now made use of created ,things to divert man altogether from God and to cause his eternal ruin. But God decreed that man and earth should not remain in this condition: Christ, the Son of God, came upon earth, redeemed it from the bonds of Satan, and gave all men the power to become once more God's children. The devil was conquered by the cross, but not slain; man and the, earth were indeed taken from his dominion, but not from his influence; for he even now, as the apostle Writes, goes about like a roaring lion, seeking ,whom he may devour, (I Peter V. 8.); and as he used the forbidden fruit in paradise to seduce man, he now uses the created things of the earth to tempt man, and, make him his servant. Man and all creation had to be drawn from this pernicious influence, to be liberated from the bondage of corruption and be brought to the freedom of the children of God. (Rom. VIII. 19.) This is done in the Church, to which Christ entrusted the power of binding and loosing, and gave the work of sanctifying through the Holy Ghost, by means of blessing and consecrating. By virtue of the merits of Christ, and with the assistance of the Holy Ghost, the Church, or the priest in her name, therefore blesses and consecrates persons as well as other created things which they are to use, or which she is to apply to the service of God. In this the Church follows the example of Christ and the Apostles. Jesus embraced children and laid His hands upon them, blessing them; (Mark X. 16.) He blessed bread and fishes, the food of thousands; blessed breed and wine at the last supper; (Matt. XXVI. 26.) was recognized by the disciples in the blessing of bread; (Luke XXIV. 30.) blessing the disciples He ascended into heaven; (Luke XXIV. 51.) by His command the apostles wished peace to every house into which they stepped; (Matt. X. 12, 13.) and St. Paul expressly says, that every living thing is sanctified by prayer and the word of God. (I Tim. IV. 5.) Following the example and command of Christ the Church also introduced blessings and benedictions which were prefigured in the Old Law. God commanded the priests to sanctify and to consecrate whatever was to belong to His service, (Levit. VIII.) and the Old Law is full of blessings and consecrations which had to be used by the priests; (Exod. XXIX. 36.; XXX. 25.; XI. 9.) and if persons and things used for God's service were to be blessed, how much more so in the. New Law which in place of the type, contains the reality and truth The testimony of Scripture is confirmed by all the holy Fathers, and by the constant practice of the Church which has received from Christ, the power to bless and to consecrate.

The blessing or benediction of the Church is nothing more than a, prayer of intercession which the priest makes in the name of the Church, that for the sake of Christ (therefore the sign of the cross) and the prayers of the saints, God may give His blessings to a person or thing, and sanctify it. Through consecration, in which besides prayer and the sign of the cross, the anointing with holy oil is used, things required for divine service are separated from all other things and especially sanctified. Thus persons, fruits, bread, wine, houses, ships and fields, are blessed; churches, altars, bells, &c., are consecrated.

What virtue have these blessings?

The chief effects of the blessing of persons are: Preservation or liberation from the influence of Satan; preservation of the soul from his temptations and evil suggestions; reservation of the body and of the property from his ;pernicious malice; forgiveness of venial sins, and strength to suppress concupiscence; curing of sickness and physical evils, whether natural or supernatural; a blessing upon the person and his surroundings; the imparting of the grace of conversion; the advantage of the prayer of the Church and further grace for the remission of temporal and eternal punishment. ? The blessing of things withdraws them from the influence of the devil, so that he can no longer use them as a means of bringing us into sin, but that they rather serve us as a protection against the evil spirits and as a means for our salvation.

Whence do the blessings derive their force?

From the merits of Christ who by His death on the cross vanquished Satan. The Church asks God that He will through these merits and through the intercession of the saints bless a person or thing, and make that which is blessed profitable to us fox both body and soul. Whether or not the effects manifest themselves in the person who receives the blessing, or makes use of the object blessed, depends on his faith and moral condition, as also on the usefulness or profit of the blessing to him. We should not, then, place obstacles in its way by diffidence in God and the prayers of the Church or by a sinful life, but should always be convinced. that these benedictions will serve for our benefit, if according to God's will they are used as the Church intends, as a means to overcome evil, to sanctify ourselves, and to honor God.

Why are salt and water blessed?

This is plainly shown in the prayer the priest says in blessing them; for he asks, in the name of the Church, that God may pour the virtue of His blessing over the water that it may conquer devils, prevent sickness, and that everything which is sprinkled with it, may be preserved from every injury, and that He may bless the salt, so that it may be salutary for the body and soul of all who use it. The salt which Eliseus sprinkled into the unwholesome waters of Jericho healed them, (IV King. II. 20. 21.) and is a type of blessed salt.

Why are the people sprinkled with holy water on Sundays?

To remind the people of the interior purity with which they should come to divine service, and fulfil the duties of their calling; and to exhort them to purify themselves from the stains of sin by tears of sorrow, and repentance. Hence the priest in sprinkling the faithful recites the words of the fiftieth psalm: Asperges me hyssopo, etc. Sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; to remind them to preserve the purity and innocence procured by the blood of the Lamb of God, and communicated to them in baptism. Finally, the people are sprinkled that the temptations of the devil may depart from them, enabling them to attend with great fervor and with more recollection to the holy service.

What else is to be remembered concerning the use of blessed things?

That they are to be used with faithful confidence for the purpose for which the Church blessed them, and are to be treated with great reverence, because they are blessed by the Church in the name of Jesus, a custom almost as old as Christianity itself. The Christian must not believe that blessed things which he possesses, carries, or uses, will make him holy, for he should always remember that things blessed are only a means of sanctification, and are only effectual when the faithful have the earnest will to die rather than sin, to fight with all fervor against the enemies of their salvation, to follow Christ, and be thereby received into the freedom of the children of God, and into heaven.