Monday, August 07, 2006

Chief Exorcist of Rome: Rosary is powerful weapon against Satan

Hat tip to Spirit Daily for noting this post from the “Michael” Journal:

The Rosary, a powerful weapon against the devil

The first “Hail Mary” was brought from Heaven by Gabriel the Archangel, the messenger of Holy Trinity

The following text of Father Gabriel Amorth, chief exorcist of the Vatican, is taken from the March-April, 2003 issue of “Echo of Mary, Queen of Peace”:

The recent Apostolic Letter of John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae" (released last October 16) encourages all Christians to turn back to the prayer strongly recommended both by the latest Pontiffs and recent Marian apparitions. Paul VI called the Rosary a compendium of the Gospel. To make it more complete, John Paul II added the 'mysteries of light' to cover Jesus' public life. Padre Pio called the Rosary beads a weapon of extraordinary power against Satan.

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: "Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end." The secret that makes this prayer so effective is that the Rosary is both prayer and meditation. It is addressed to the Father, to the Blessed Virgin, and to the Holy Trinity, and is a meditation centered on Christ.

As noted above, this article is excerpted from the publication, "Echo of Mary," from pages 3-4 of the #168 - Mar/Apr 2003 issue.

John Paul II in his beautifully written Apostolic Letter "On the Most Holy Rosary (Rosarium Virginis Mariae)," concurs with Pope Leo XIII's assertion that the Rosary acts as an "effective spiritual weapon against the evils afflicting society." In my own experience I agree and know the Evil One flees from its recitation.


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