Sacramentals are material objects or substances that have been formally blessed by a priest so that they may dispel evil and become vehicles of Jesus’ Grace. Some commonly recognized Sacramentals include the Crucifix, the Rosary, the Scapular, religious medals, statues and images.
But Sacramentals also include Holy Water, Blessed Oil, Blessed Salt and Blessed Candles. Through the blessing of the priest, they transcend their simple material identities of salt, water, olive oil and wax and become vessels of Divine Grace. They can be used anywhere and everywhere.