Recently, I read about the importance of placing a blessed image or statue of the Holy Family in your home in a prominent place. I have wanted to have an image or even a statue of the Holy Family for a while. Usually, what holds me back is money. It can be expensive to invest in religious art and statues. I was pleased to find a place online that offered free images of the Holy Family to download.
The website where I found the images also instructs that it is important for you and your family to have a devotion to the Holy Family. I have not researched this too much, but since 2020, I have had a devotion to praying the rosary every day. In recent months, I have implemented this with our family. Read my post on how to get children to pray the rosary. The reason for having an image or statue and a devotion is for the special graces offered by it. It is important to note that this is not a guarantee for your absolute safety. However, if God is offering us special graces, I want to take part in that!
On the link below, it shares that a mystic and exorcist of the Church, Fr. Michel Rodrigue, was given a message by God the Father. Fr. Michel’s messages are not officially approved by the Church, but they have not been disapproved either. The message was that God wants every home to have a consecrated image or statue of the Holy Family and have a devotion to them. You are not required to believe in this private revelation, but as I said before, I want to take part in these special graces offered by God!
When I read about this, I wanted an image for our family. I also thought it would be a great gift for many of our family members and friends. So I had our priest exorcise a jar of olive oil with the prayers in the article below and then consecrate every image we gave out as gifts. My hope is that these graces will be poured over every family we gifted these to.
Where to find free images of the Holy Family and the prayers to consecrate them by a priest: https://www.countdowntothekingdom.com/place-a-consecrated-image-of-the-holy-family-in-your-home/
Please let me know in the comments what your devotions are, especially to the Holy Family!