Can Catholics participate in smudging?
Participating in a smudge promotes wellness and can support our Catholic teachings regarding the importance of caring for the mind, body, and spirit.
What do Catholics burn to cleanse?
Incense is a sacramental used to venerate, bless, and sanctify. Its smoke conveys a sense of mystery and awe. It is a reminder of the sweet-smelling presence of our Lord. Its use adds a feeling of solemnity to the Mass.
What religion does burning sage come from?
Smudging with Sage
Incense is still used today in the Roman Catholic Church and other religions for purification. Native elders teach that the smoke of dried sage clears negative energy and restores harmony.