Oil dedicated to St Oliver Plunkett on prayer cloth
The Oil dedicated to St Oliver Plunkett on prayer cloth is in veneration of St Oliver Plunkett the last Catholic priest to be martyred in England. It is one of our most popular healing oils. St Oliver was Primate of Ireland at the time of his martyrdom. If you check out our testimonies page you will find accounts of many people who have been helped through these oils. St Oliver is a most powerful mediator for our modern times. As the patron saint of Peace and Reconciliation he is a very appropriate saint to invoke a blessing on Ireland at this time.
Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person is invited to apply oil on the part of their body they want healed. As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Applying the oil while praying are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. Moreover, by doing so we place our trust in God.