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Sylwia Kowyra wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • What is the Roman Catholic view on the Evil Eye bracelets?

I was told by a Catholic Mexican friend who wears a red string bracelet with the eye on it that it is for protection and they put them on babies right away to protect them from the evil eye.

I was thinking about getting one but am not sure how the Church would view these bracelets.

I wouldn't want to be participating in any witchcraft by wearing this or exposing myself to anything bad.

Sylwia

  { What is the Roman Catholic view on the Evil Eye bracelets? }

Bob replied:

Sylwia,

It is not consistent with Catholic practices to wear such a bracelet.

It is superstitious at the least and idolatrous at the worst. If you want to invoke the protection of God and his saints try Blessed objects such as:

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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