Tuesday, September 7, 2010

On Exorcism

Fr. Angelo discusses the ultimate spiritual warfare.
Spiritual warfare is, then, first of all, a matter of the heart, that is, it is a matter of remaining morally free of demonic contamination.  Such contamination we call sin.  Exorcists will tell us that the primary way to guard against extraordinary demonic influence is to resist the ordinary one that takes the form of temptation.  For this the “armor of God,” consists in the faith, prayer and the sacraments.  More often than not, if we are living a faith-filled, sacramental life we will be protected from evil.


Faust said...

Thank you for this post. It's a brilliant reminder in an age where even Christians forget about the real preternatural forces. Have you heard of the book "Spiritual Combat"?

I was also wondering if you have a written piece on admonishing the sinner/your brothers, how to do it, by a saint or some other holy person. This is something I've been struggling with (and not just me), and I always turn to your blog to find good writing.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for your kind words! Yes, Dom Scupoli's THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT is a precious guidebook, treasured by St. Francis de Sales.

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