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Baptist Man On The Rosary: ‘More Powerful Than I Thought It Would Be…’, Recommends Mother Angelica As Teacher. 

Baptist Man On The Rosary: ‘More Powerful Than I Thought It Would Be…’, Recommends Mother Angelica As Teacher. 

Whoa! You don’t see this everyday!

While Catholics and Protestants have a lot in common, there are few things that get Protestants more concerned about Catholicism than our veneration of Mary. And what’s more Marian than the Rosary?

And yet, a Baptist writer on Twitter reveals that he recently prayed the Rosary and found it very powerful. Not only that, he recommended people watch YouTube videos of EWTN foundress Mother Angelica to learn how!

Here’s his tweet:

@Bevelonbooks, Twitter
He writes: “My hospice client is Catholic & I’m going to pray the rosary with her which is a) not something Baptists usually do; b) something that would kill my mother; and c) more powerful than I thought it would be and also there’s a woman named Sister Angelica on YouTube who’ll teach you.”
Mike Bevel‘s unusual tweet is going viral. Even though he only has 346 followers, his tweet (as of this writing) has gotten more than 1200 likes and 88 retweets, and counting.
He’s gotten lots of comments and questions, and he’s given some interesting responses.
About Mother Angelica, Bevel said, “I’ve known about her for all of 90 minutes and I am ::absolutely:: fiercely protective of her and her adorable apple face.”
When someone explained she was the foundress of EWTN, he responded, “I ONLY know about EWTN because it was on the YouTube video I watched. I watched the rosary for Friday, which also includes the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries. Sister Angelica is now, along with Sister Wendy, among my favorite nuns.”
To which the official EWTN twitter account responded! They said they’d be praying for him and shared a quote from Mother Angelica:
@EWTN, Twitter
When someone mentioned how the rosary led them to becoming Catholic, Bevel shared his spiritual journey on the matter:
“I had sort of a Spiritual Awakening last year, and thought I was being called to be a Catholic! I went to one catechism class and thought, ‘Well, I love the Catholics very much, but I, Mike Bevel, am not a Catholic.’ /1
“Then I tried the Quakers, but that made me realize I need more religion/Bible in my religion. So I thought, “I’ll just go to the faith that I was essentially raised in.” But spirals are found all over nature and who knows where I’ll end up ultimately. /end”.
Even Catholic author and radio show host Jennifer Fulwiler jumped into the conversation and shared, “When my husband, who was raised Baptist, first encountered a rosary he held it up and said ‘How do you operate this?’”
Bevel joked back, “There’s an On button, right?” (I’m still laughing about this story you told.)”
Say a prayer for this man’s conversion!
Power Of The Rosary: How A Girl In Mortal Sin Was Able To Give Her Last Confession Two Days After Having Her Head Cut Off!

Power Of The Rosary: How A Girl In Mortal Sin Was Able To Give Her Last Confession Two Days After Having Her Head Cut Off!

The effication of the rosary for the holy souls in purgatory. 

A TRUE STORY From the “Glories of Mary” by St. Alphonsus Liguori masterpiece about the privileges and intercessory power of Mary.


HOW A GIRL IN MORTAL SIN WAS ABLE TO GIVE HER LAST CONFESSION TWO DAY’S AFTER HAVING HER HEAD CUT OFF.


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Eusebius Nierembergh relates, that there lived in the city of Aragona, Sicily, a girl named Alexandra. Being both noble and very beautiful, Alexandra was greatly loved by two young men. Driven by jealousy, these young men fought one day and killed each other. Their enraged relatives, in return, killed the poor young girl as the cause of so much trouble. They cut off her head and threw her remains into a well. A few days later, Saint Dominic of Guzman was passing through that place and inspired by Our Lord, approached the well and said: “Alexandra, come forth.” Immediately the head of the deceased came forth, perched on the edge of the well, and asked the saint to hear her confession. Perhaps accustomed to bizarre phenomena, Saint Dominic heard its confession and also gave it communion, in the presence of a great concourse of curious persons who had assembled to witness the miracle.

Then the saint asked her to tell why she had received such a grace. Alexandra answered that when she was beheaded, she was in a state of mortal sin and would have been damned to hell. But on account of the rosary which she was in the habit of reciting, the Most Holy Mary appeared and preserved her soul from unending torments. So it happened that for two days the head of Alexandra retained life and when summoned was set upon the edge of the well, in the presence of all, and then the soul went to purgatory. 

Fifteen days later, Alexandra’s soul appeared to Saint Dominic, beautiful and radiant as a star. She then told him that one of the principal sources of relief to the souls in purgatory is the rosary which is recited for them; and that, as soon as they arrive in paradise, they pray for those who apply to them these powerful prayers.

Having said this, Saint Dominic saw that happy soul ascending in triumph to the kingdom of the blessed.✝️

How Saint Dominic Forced Demons To Speak The Truth During An Exorcism 

How Saint Dominic Forced Demons To Speak The Truth During An Exorcism 

 

SAINT DOMINIC DURING AN EXORCISM FORCES THE DEMONS TO SPEAK TRUTH.
When Saint Dominic, who spread the devotion of praying the rosary, was preaching the Rosary near Carcassone an Albigensian was brought to him who was possessed by the devil.

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Saint Dominic exorcised him in the presence of a great crowd of people; it appears that over twelve thousand had come to hear him preach.

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The devils who were in possession of this wretched man were forced to answer Saint Dominic’s questions in spite of themselves. They said that: There were fifteen thousand of them in the body of this poor man, because he had attacked the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary; They went on to testify that by preaching the Rosary he put horror into the very depths of hell and that he was the man they hated most throughout the whole world, because of the souls which he snatched from them through devotion to the Holy Rosary.

They then revealed several other things.

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Saint Dominic put his rosary around the Albigensian’s neck and asked the devils to tell him who, of all the saints in heaven, was the one they feared the most, and who should therefore be the most loved and revered by men.

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At this they let out such unearthly screams that most of the people fell to the ground, faint from fear. Then, using all their cunning, so as not to answer, the devils wept and wailed in such a pitiful way that many of the people wept also, out of purely natural pity. 

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The devils spoke through the mouth of the Albigenisian, pleading in a heartrending voice:

“Dominic, Dominic, have mercy on us – we promise you that we will never hurt you. You have always had compassion for sinners and those in distress; have pity on us, for we are in grievous straits. We are suffering so very much already, so why do you delight in heightening our pains? Can’t you be satisfied with our suffering without adding to it? Have pity on us! Have pity on us!”

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Saint Dominic was not one whit moved by the pathos of these wretched spirits and told them that he would not let them alone until they had answered his question. Then they said they would whisper the answer in such a way that only Saint Dominic would be able to hear. The latter firmly insisted upon their answering clearly and out loud. Then the devils kept quiet and refused to say another word, completely disregarding Saint Dominic’s orders – so he knelt down and prayed thus to Our Lady: 

“Oh, all powerful and wonderful Virgin Mary, I implore you by the power of the Most Holy Rosary, order these enemies of the human race to answer me.” 

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No sooner had he made this prayer than a glowing flame leaped out of the ears, nostrils and mouth of the Albigensian. Everyone shook with fear, but the fire did not hurt anyone. Then the devils cried:

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“Dominic, we beseech you, by the passion of Jesus Christ and by the merits of His Holy Mother and of all the saints, let us leave the body of this man without speaking – for the angels will answer your question whenever you wish. After all, are we not liars? So why should you want to believe us? Please don’t torture us any more; have pity on us.” 

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“Woe unto you wretched spirits, who do not deserve to be heard.” Saint Dominic said, and kneeling down he prayed to Our Lady:

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“Oh most worthy Mother of Wisdom, I am praying for the people assembled here who have already learned how to say the Angelic Salutation properly. Please, I beg of you, force your enemies to proclaim the whole truth and nothing but the truth about this, here and now, before the multitude.” 

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Saint Dominic had hardly finished this prayer when he saw the Blessed Virgin near at hand, surrounded by a multitude of angels. She struck the possessed man with a golden rod that she held and said: 

“Answer my servant Dominic at once.” 

(Remember, the people neither saw nor heard Our Lady, but only Saint Dominic.) 

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“Then listen well you Christians; the Mother of Jesus Christ is all powerful and she can save her servants from falling into hell. She is the Sun which destroys the darkness of our wiles and subtlety. It is she who uncovers our hidden plots, breaks our snares and makes our temptations useless and ineffectual. 

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“We have to say, however reluctantly, that not a single soul who has really persevered in her service has ever been damned with us; one single sigh that she offers to the Blessed Trinity is worth far more than all the prayers, desires and aspirations of all the saints. 

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“We fear her more than all the other saints in heaven together and we have no success with her faithful servants. Many Christians who call upon her when they are at the hour of death and who really ought to be damned according to our ordinary standards are saved by her intercession.

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“Oh if only that Mary (it is thus in their fury that they called her) had not pitted her strength against ours and had not upset our plans, we should have conquered the Church and should have destroyed it long before this; and we would have seen to it that all the Orders in the Church fell into error and disorder. 

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“Now that we are forced to speak we must also tell you this: nobody who perseveres in saying the Rosary will be damned, because she obtains for her servants the grace of true contrition for their sins and by means of this they obtain God’s forgiveness and mercy.” 

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Then Saint Dominic had them all say the Rosary very slowly and with great devotion, and a wonderful thing happened: at each Hail Mary that he and the people said together a large group of devils issued forth from the wretched man’s body under the guise of red-hot coals. 

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When the devils had all been expelled and the heretic was at last entirely free of them, Our Lady (who was still invisible gave her blessing to the assembled company, and they were filled with joy because of this. 

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A large number of heretics were converted because of this miracle and joined the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.

Here Are 3 Powerful Sacramentals to have in your Briefcase or Purse

Here Are 3 Powerful Sacramentals to have in your Briefcase or Purse

Bring God with you wherever you go, even into your next business meeting.

Sacramentals are meant to enrich our spiritual lives, reminding us of God wherever we are in the world. They have been instituted by the Church to draw us into a deeper relationship with Christ and are focused on sanctifying every part of our lives. Sacramentals are extensions of the seven sacraments and bring the grace of God into everything that we do, whether it be at home, church, or work.

One place we don’t always think to bring sacramentals is in our briefcase or purse, so that they can be used in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. If used in a spirit of faith, sacramentals can protect us (and others) from spiritual harm or inspire us to live a holy life dedicated to God.

Here are three such sacramentals that, if used properly, can provide a spiritual boost anywhere you may be as well as keep away spiritual enemies that are trying to thwart the good work you are hoping to accomplish.

Holy water

Holy water has a double meaning, reminding us of our baptism as well as being a symbol of spiritual cleansing. Holy water is said to have great power over the devil as the devil cannot stand this “clean” water, since he is entirely unclean for all eternity. It is a reminder of the water that flowed out of Christ’s side, which is a symbol of Baptism, and brings to mind the day of the devil’s defeat (Christ’s crucifixion).

It is a common custom to carry around holy water bottles that can be used to sprinkle holy water upon oneself, or around a room (a board room, for example). By using it is this way, we keep ourselves always fixed on Christ and remind ourselves to remain pure. The holy water can also help ward off any influence of the Evil One.

Rosary

Having a rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary with you is a perfect way to remind yourself of the need to pray. Rosaries can facilitate a prayerful spirit, allowing a person to meditate on the various mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ.

St. Padre Pio also referred to the Rosary as a “weapon,” saying, “Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.”

Crucifix

Another very powerful sacramental is the crucifix. Not only does a crucifix remind us of the great love that God had for us, but it also is a strong deterrent to spiritual enemies. The crucifix is the bane of Satan’s existence and is the sign of everything that he despises. It is beneficial to have a small crucifix in your briefcase or purse so that you can frequently meditate on Jesus’ great sacrifice of love as well as have an image to remind you what you need to focus on during times of temptation.

Here are two prayers of blessing a crucifix in the Roman Ritual that sum up all the reasons it would be beneficial to have a crucifix with you at all times.

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