Volume Discounts
Quantity Discount For
2-2 $560.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
3-3 $520.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
4-* $500.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
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TOUCHLESS HOLY WATER FONT

Touchless Dispenser • Adjustable Water Flow • Solid Carved Oak

 

 

 

 

Aqua Sancta Touchless Holy Water Font

$340.00$585.00

A beautiful carved holy water font with touchless dispenser and adjustable water flow. A safe and elegant way to re-introduce holy water to the parish. Choose either Pedestal model or Wall Mount model in light oak, medium oak, or dark oak.

NOTE: Because of high demand, please allow three weeks for delivery.

 

Quantity Discounts:

 

Quantity Pedestal Version Wall Mount Version
1 $585 ea. $340 ea.
2 $560 ea. $325 ea.
3 $520 ea. $310 ea.
4+ $500 ea. $295 ea.

Volume Discounts
Quantity Discount For
2-2 $560.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
3-3 $520.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
4-* $500.00 each Variations:
Freestanding Pedestal, Dark Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Medium Oak
Freestanding Pedestal, Light Oak
Clear

Canada address? Please order from our Canadian distributors

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About the Aqua Sancta Touchless Holy Water Font

A touchless font that works well & looks great

Vianney Vocations developed the Aqua Sancta Touchless Holy Water Font because we missed this powerful sacramental at our own parishes. We wanted a dispenser that didn’t have a “medical” appearance and instead complemented the parish’s liturgical furniture. So we created a font that works well, isn’t messy, and looks beautiful in any church. 

 

Why re-introduce holy water through a touchless font?

Parishioners miss having holy water! We believe holy water is an important part of our Catholic identity that defends against evil and reminds us of our baptism. Because attitudes have changed during the pandemic, we feel that even if parishes resume using normal fonts, many people will prefer a touchless option.

Hand-Crafted Exterior

The Aqua Sancta font is solid oak with carved detailing. Our Georgia-based craftsmen take great pride in assembling each font with care.

Font Features
• Magnetic lid to access dispenser
• Basin to catch any excess water
• Grate in basin prevents touching excess water
• Sturdy solid oak pedestal and base
• Hardware for wall mount included 

Two versions
• Pedestal Font
• Wall Mount Fount

Stain options
• Light Oak
• Medium Oak
• Dark Oak

 

Digital Interior

The interior dispenser has a battery-operated sensor that operates a pump when a hand is waived beneath it. The pump can be digitally adjusted to control water flow. (We recommend the lowest setting). Additionally, the digital dispenser shows battery life and water level.

High Capacity
The 12-ounce capacity can dispense holy water for about 500 people before re-filling.

Dispenser Features
• Adjustable water flow
• Digital screen shows battery level and water level
• Long-life batteries included

‘Mechanized’ Holy Water?

Admittedly, it took us awhile to get used to the idea of holy water—something so simple—coming out of a high-tech dispenser. But we reasoned that the water has to reach us somehow, whether using your hand, a sea shell, or an aspergillum (some of which are super fancy). Holy water is essentially mediated through some other means. Why not through a safe, touchless dispenser?

Tech Specs

Dimensions
Wall mount version is 14” high x 6” wide x 10.5” deep
Pedestal version is 50.5” high x 6” wide x 11” deep

Assembly & Installation
The Wall Mount Font affixes easily to the wall with two screws (included). The Pedestal Version is easily assembled with four screws and is very sturdy, with a weighted base so it will not tip over.

Flat Surface Use
Note that while the Wall Mount Font can be used on a flat surface like a table, the catch basin will not seat in the circular opening, but rather sit up approximately 1.5” higher than in the product photo. However, the font works fine on a flat surface.

FAQs about the Appropriateness of a Touchless Holy Water Font

 
1. Why a touchless font? 
We Catholics like the simplicity of a holy water font to dip our fingers into, reminding us of our baptism and defending against evil. But because of the pandemic, holy water has disappeared from nearly all Catholic parishes. We see a touchless font as a safe, reasonable way to bring back this important sacramental.
 
2. Why complicate holy water?
Because it’s better to have holy water in parishes than not to have it. A touchless font uses standard technology to address a basic need, on par with church sound systems or pre-packaged hosts. Like many new ideas, at first it seems strange, but on reflection it just makes sense. 
 
3. Is this font liturgically appropriate?
We already dispense holy water in various ways–hands, bottles, seashells, fonts, aspergillum, etc. Think of the sprinkling rite that spreads water over the whole church! Why wouldn’t a touchless font be appropriate?
 
4. Does the font look weird in church?
No, it looks beautiful. It really does. And it definitely looks better than exit signs, HVAC vents, light fixtures, and many other modern conveniences that have made their way into our churches. The oak exterior looks even better in person than in the photos.
5. Why the fuss? Does the coronavirus even spread through water?
As far as we can tell, there’s no scientific consensus on all the ways the virus spreads. What we do know is that most churches don’t have holy water for fear it may spread that way.
 
6. Will a touchless font be obsolete after the pandemic ends?
We don’t think so. For better or worse, attitudes have changed. Even as parishes resume the use of regular holy water fonts, many Catholics will prefer a touchless option.
 
7. Why did Vianney Vocations create this font? Aren’t you focused on vocations?
We are absolutely committed to renewing the Church by inspiring priestly and religious vocations. Every once in a while, though, we see a special need in the Church we feel we can address. Interestingly, it was another non-vocations-related project, our Mass Card, which funded the launch of our vocations resource store, which now has over 230 resources for parishes, schools, and universities. You can learn more about our mission here.
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