You’ve seen the auto-dispensers for soap and sanitizer, not to mention in those spigot-less sinks in restrooms. Now Luciano Marabese, an Italian inventor, has developed one for holy water. See the close-up from Reuters here. Father Pierangelo Motta, one satisfied pastor:

It has been a bit of a novelty. People initially were a bit shocked by this technological innovation but then they welcomed it with great enthusiasm and joy. The members of this parish have got used to it.

The inventor is pleased:

After all the news that some churches, like Milan’s cathedral, were suspending the use of holy water fonts as a measure against swine flu, demands for my invention shot to the stars. I have received orders from all over the world.


Let’s ponder the mechanics of this. Would you place your right finger under the dispenser and hope it hits the tip? Or wave your left hand under the sensor, then dip from there?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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