Rorate Caeli

Speak of the Devil ...

There's been a lot of talk about the Devil, demons, possession, etc. under the young pontificate of Pope Francis. All very, very good developments that should give all serious Catholics hope, and all lukewarm prelates shivers. But it should also be a warning that everyone is vulnerable to the wickedness and snares of the Devil, and all must pray to be protected, and pray for the exorcists that are fighting this battle daily.

There is a wonderful, daily set of prayers, approved with an imprimatur, to help you and the exorcists. And Rorate has gained permission from the priest authors to publicize it.

Click here to see the prayers, the rules surrounding them and the requirements to be a member of the Auxilium Christianorum. 

As someone who works to help the Poor Souls in Purgatory, I can attest to the real attacks that come from that work (especially after creating the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society), and the incredible relief these prayers bring. I can also tell you I know people who simply had a type of "fog" around them that these prayers fixed quickly as well. 

One caveat: as the fathers say on the site, please try to consult a traditional spiritual director before starting the prayers, if you have one available. If not, seek out a traditional priest in the confessional, and speak to him. These prayers are serious, and must be taken seriously.


Osusanna said...

I've started my day with these prayers for years and am sure they have helped me. Thank you so very much priests of Auxilium Christianorum.

JabbaPapa said...

Please be very careful with these matters, dear Catholic friends in Christ -- the personal enmity of the Devil is very hard to bear. To struggle against him daily is to place oneself in the very path of his evil.

Please heed the warnings VERY carefully, and please consult your confessor and your curate. In the case of ANY counsel from these not to proceed in these matters, OBEY them.

Sancte Alphonsus said...

This would be a good time to mention Fr. Rippberger's, FSSP, spiritual combat lectures at the address below where he also speaks of the Auxilium Christianorum:


Anonymous said...

“This ‘closing off’ that imagines that those outside, everyone, cannot do good is a wall that leads to war and also to what some people throughout history have conceived of: killing in the name of God. That we can kill in the name of God. And that, simply, is blasphemy. To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy … The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! …

We all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”

– Pope Francis, today

RipK said...

Francis is not afraid to speak about the Devil and demons more than any other post conciliar pope. This is my impression.

Jamey said...

There seemed to be almost extreme despair amongst many trads with the election of Francis. I was hugely concerned also, however now we are being pleasantly surprised by what he is saying and doing (e.g. joining the pro-lifers in Rome).

Two nights ago I stayed at a hospital for the evening to be tested for sleep apnea. I was awoken at 6am by the sleep doctor - she asked me about the Catholic book accompanying me (Stephen Walford's Heralds of the Second Coming). Eventually she revealed that she was an evangelical Christian that was strongly considering Catholicism and a huge fan of B16's writings. She then showed me a huge St Benedictine cross and a couple of other crosses and protective medals - according to her there is a huge spiritual battle with "evil entities" going on in hospitals with people on the brink of death/dying. A most interesting conversation ensued as originally I thought I was being ambushed by a militant atheist when she questioned me on the book and I was still half asleep.

Anonymous said...

It was interesting to see in the prayers how devotion to the Precious Blood is used to obtain protection against the Evil One.

A beautiful and simple hymn, Glory be to Jesus, which tells how the power of the Precious Blood wards off Satan, is still sung in Catholic churches - and in Lutheran ones as well. It dates from the 18th century and the Italian words have been attributed to St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

Viva! Viva! Gesù! che per mio bene
Tutto il sangue verso dalle sue vene.

Il sangue di Gesù fu la mia vita;
Benedetta la Sua bontà infinita.

Questo sangue in eterno sia lodato,
Che dall’ inferno il mondo ha riscattato.

D’Abele il sangue gridava venedetta.
Quel di Gesù per noi perdono aspetta.

Se di Gesù si esalta il divin sangue,
Tripudia il ciel, trema l’abisso e langue.

Diciamo dunque insiem con energia
Al sangue di Gesù gloria si dia. Amen.

The English translation has nine verses.

1.Glory be to Jesus!
Who in bitter pains,
Poured for me the life Blood,
From His sacred veins.

2.Grace and life eternal
In that Blood I find ;
Blessed be his compassion,
Infinitely kind!

3.Blessed through endless ages
Be the precious stream,
Which from endless torment
Doth the world redeem.

4.There the fainting spirit
Drinks of life her fill
There, as in a fountain
Laves herself at will.

5.O the Blood of Christ!
It soothes the Father's ire,
Opes the gates of heaven,
Quells eternal fire.

6.Abel's blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies ;
But the Blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

7.Oft as it is sprinkled
Or our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion,
Terror-struck departs.

8.Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Hell with terror trembles.
Heaven is filled with joy.

9.Lift ye then your voices,
Swell the mighty flood ;
Louder still and louder.
Praise the Precious Blood !

July is the month of the Precious Blood.

El Cid said...

The post and comments here have been very interesting.

May I ask someone for a clarification? I gather that one who commits himself to the Auxilium Christianorum prayers is, for lack of a better term, picking a fight with the devil and his minions. Thus the imperative to consult a spiritual director first.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can provide additional context.

Ferrotomb said...

Great! We need all help we can get in our battle against the devil.

Greetings from Sweden

liz said...

Thank you.