Holy Water Stoup

At the main entrance of the Shrine stands the Holy Water Stoup made by Eliezer Pepito. As the faithful enter the Shrine, they dip their right-hand fingers into the stoup and make the sign of the cross on themselves while invoking the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, praying that the Holy Water may bring them life and salvation, and thus foster remembrance of their baptism and baptismal promises.

The stoup also recalls the last moments of San Pedro here on earth: faithful to his baptismal vows, he was chanting the catechism to the Chamorros (natives of Guam) and then he assisted in baptizing the infant of the apostate Matapang. Don’t forget to dip your right fingers on the stoup and make the sign of the cross on yourself.

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