Ven Fr Patrick Peyton healing oil
The Ven Fr Patrick Peyton healing oil is dedicated to the world renowned promoter of the Rosary.
Ven. Fr Patrick Peyton (January 9, 1909 – June 3, 1992), also known as “The Rosary Priest”, was an Irish Roman Catholic priest.
Fr Peyton is the founder of the “Family Rosary Crusade”. He staged massive Rosary rallies in key cities of the world. Also, he extensively utilized mass communication, helped by world-recognized celebrities of Hollywood at that time. He promoted his ministry of binding families through prayer under the Family Rosary. Peyton was a popular and charismatic figure in Latin America and the Philippines, where he promoted the Rosary and was known for his strong Irish accent.
Peyton popularized the phrases “The family that prays together stays together” and “A world at prayer is a world at peace”.
Pope Francis furthered Peyton towards sainthood by confirming his heroic virtue and naming him as Venerable on 18 December 2017.
Tradition of oils/creams
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 to be 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.
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