April 6, 2017

An Exorcism After Mass

One day, a priest went to a possessed woman for the purpose of performing an exorcism. He had attempted a number of exorcisms on this same woman before, with no success. This was 1617, in Cambrai, France.

This particular day, however, he had just celebrated a Mass. As he approached, the devil cried out, “Thou art very strong today on account of the bread which thou has eaten at the altar.”

The priest responded, “If what I have eaten today in Holy Communion is but common bread, then my voice shall be without power and authority against thee, but if, as I believe with my whole soul, it is the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, then I command thee in His name to leave the woman instantly.”

A frightful cry was then heard and the devil left the woman. He did not return and the woman was free from him afterwards.

Source: Kaczmarek, Louis, Hidden Treasure, The Riches of the Eucharist (Plattsburgh, N.Y., Trinity Communications, 1990) p. 102.


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