Category: Real Testimonies

Eucharistic Miracle: How Some Fishes Rescued The Holy Eucharist From The River

Eucharistic Miracle: How Some Fishes Rescued The Holy Eucharist From The River

When Some Fish Rescued The Eucharist From A River.

We Catholics firmly believe that Jesus is truly present with all his body, blood, soul and divinity in the Holy Eucharist. And it seems that God also likes the rest of his creation to know about this wonderful miracle. Even the fish!

It is said that in 1384 a parish priest from Valencia (Spain) went to take the sacred communion to a dying man. Even though a storm was coming, the priest knew that he had to do everything possible so that that poor soul that would soon find God could depart in grace.

Once his mission was completed – and on his way home – a strong storm began that forced the priest to hold tightly to his chest the ciborium with three consecrated hosts . He had already gone far enough and the darkness of the night made it impossible for him to return to a safe place. He only had to run until he reached the Church!

When passing through the gully of Carraixet he noticed that the water was very high and had to contrive to use a board as a bridge. Unfortunately when trying to cross lost balance and dropped the ciborium with the consecrated hosts to the river.

In the midst of his despair the priest threw himself into the river to rescue the ciborium, but he did not succeed. The river current took everything away!

With great sadness, the pastor informed the community of what had happened and they offered to start the search. They worked during the whole morning but only the next morning they found the empty ciborium. How sad! The priest had only to organize acts of reparation.

But the Lord was moved to see the love that the community and his parish priest had for him, so he decided to give them a wonderful miracle. In the middle of the sadness for what happened, the villagers saw how 3 fishes stood erect on the current of the river while holding on their mouths, the 3 consecrated hosts that were lost at the river. All fell on their knees, moved by that miracle and sent for the parish priest.

The fish did not move until the priest arrived who, clad in his sacred ornaments, approached the bank of the river excited. Upon seeing the priest, the fish also approached the riverbank and placed the Body of Christ on his consecrated hands while the faithful sang praises to our good God.

Those consecrated hosts were consumed that day in a Solemn Mass, but today that ciborium rescued that day is still preserved, and in it, the following phrase has been recorded: “Who will deny the Mystery of this Bread, when a dumb fish preaches to us? Faith?”

How God Raised A Dead Child Back To Life Through The Prayers Of St. Benedict 

How God Raised A Dead Child Back To Life Through The Prayers Of St. Benedict 


One day, while St. Benedict had gone out with his monks to work in the field, a country man carrying the corpse of his dead son came to the gate of the Abbey, lamenting the loss of his child: and inquiring for holy Benedict, they told him that he was abroad with his monks in the field. Down at the gate he laid the dead body, and with great sorrow of soul ran in haste to seek out the venerable father. At the same time, the man of God was returning homeward from work with his monks: whom so soon as he saw, he [the country man] began to cry out: “Give me my son, give me my son!”
The man of God, amazed at these words, stood still, and said: “What, have I taken away your son?” “No, no,” said the sorrowful father, “but he is dead, come for Christ Jesus’ sake and restore him to life.”

The servant of God, hearing him speak in that manner, and seeing his monks upon compassion to solicit the poor man, with great sorrow of mind he said: “Away, my good brethren, away such miracles are not for us to work, but for the blessed Apostles: why will you lay such a burthen upon me, as my weakness cannot bear?” But the poor man, whom excessive grief enforced, would not give over his petition, but swore that he would never depart, except he did raise up his son.

“Where is he, then?” said the saint. He answered that his body lay at the gate of the Abbey to which place when the man of God came with his monks, he kneeled down and lay upon the body of the little child, and rising, he held up his hands towards heaven, and said: “Behold not, O Lord, my sins, but the faith of this man, that desires to have his son raised to life, and restore that soul to the body, which thou hast taken away.”

He had scarcely spoken these words, and behold the soul returned back again, and there with the child’s body began to tremble in such sort that all which were present did behold it in strange manner to pant and shake. Then he took the child by his hand and gave him to his father, alive and in health. Certain that this miracle was not by his own power, he prostrated upon the ground and prayed so earnestly.

-St. Benedict, Pray For Us! 

The Demon Beelzebub Speaks On The Holy Curé Of Ars During An Exorcism 

The Demon Beelzebub Speaks On The Holy Curé Of Ars During An Exorcism 

Beelzebub Speaks On THE HOLY CURÉ OF ARS During An Exorcism.

The word Curé is a French word meaning pastor. Ars is a village in the country of France.The Curé of Ars we are named for is St. John Marie Vianney who was born on May 8, 1786 in Dardilly, France.

Many people think of Curé as being a cure instead of the correct meaning of the word which is Pastor. He was the priest or the Pastor in charge of the church in the village of Ars in France.

The following is a revelation made by the Demon Beelzebub during an exorcism done by the Curé of Ars – St. John Marie Vianney:

Beelzebub: It is necessary to make sacrifices, as a parish priest, Vianney of Ars, used to make them. He used to pray for entire nights when he knew that there were some sheep in his fold who were not living at all according to the Will of God. He used to give everything and sacrifice everything. He did not even sleep in a proper bed. Often, he used to pray for hours in front of the tabernacle… sometimes in order to save only one, single soul.

He came under furious attacks from the rest of us down there (he points downward), often because of just one soul… and that when he was not at all clever, and was very weak in theology and Latin. The priests of today say to themselves: “We are clever, we are doctors, we know everything better.” But in the final analysis, those are not the things which They are concerned about up there (he points upward). They are not concerned whether someone is clever, or about what he has in his brain, or about what he knows about philosophy and mathematics. Before all else, they consider this: is he a true shepherd? Does he go to look for his sheep, is he ready to give his life and everything that he has for his sheep? That is what Those up there are looking at (he points upward); and the great evil today is that the priests of this time do not do those things any more.

There should be preaching again about the Curé of Ars, and about Catherine Emmerich, who, on her bed of pain, did nothing but suffer and pray for the Church. Many other Saints have done that too. Padre Pio has suffered much for the Church and for sinners. It should be proclaimed from the height of the pulpits that it would be better to devote one’s time to imitating Christ, rather than to gaining doctorates.

There must be some of those, it is true. But for the majority, it would be better if they did not study philosophy or mathematics or theology, etc. For many, it would be better to spend half their nights in prayer and invoking the Holy Spirit; to live the true imitation of Christ and the Marian doctrine of Saint Grignion de Montfort, for example: putting their trust completely in the Blessed Virgin, in her Most Pure Heart and in the Sacred Heart of Jesus; to look towards the Cross and do exactly what Those up there wish (he points upward). That would be better than toiling and studying for hours, simply to make an impression before the world… How I have been forced to say that (he shouts!) How I have been forced to say that!

E: In the name… tell the truth!

Beelzebub: Lenin, for example, the Father of the Russian Revolution, has said that it was necessary to give up whole nights and all his time for the Revolution… But many priests do not even do what the unbelievers do. Lenin knew what had to be done to make the Revolution succeed. He gave up everything for that… But, She, the Great Lady, makes me say, the priests of today are no longer prepared to sacrifice themselves entirely, and to sacrifice everything that they have for the people.

It is true that they must reckon with this: the more someone sacrifices himself, the more we fight against him. That was the way it was for the priest Vianney. We started a fire in his room. But that is of no consequence, Those up there make me say (he points upward). In spite of everything, Those up there and the Great Lady will be victorious… and the priests who still practice the true priesthood will carry off an incomparable victory.

No doctorate, nor any other title, can be compared with the good done by priests who still have the true understanding of souls, and the true understanding of men, and who know how to put themselves in the place of each man. They ask themselves: “What else could I do to save these people? What is the best way to preach? What must I do to bring them back to the practice of the Sacraments?” Naturally, it is necessary at the same time for them to administer the Sacraments in the proper way and according to the ancient rite, so that the heavenly blessing may be attached to them. UNLESS THEY DO THIS, THEY HAVE TO SOME DEGREE LOST GROUND.

Heaven must be earned painfully. Christ exercised the true Priesthood in the most perfect, the most pure and the most incomparable way; and His Apostles did too. They did not wonder whether they would be imprisoned or martyred. They had no fear. Our priests, on the other hand, are afraid of losing their position if they do not do exactly what many bishops say, although this is not the truth, and this is not obedience any more according to the way Those up there see it (he points upward). For we have already had to say that, now, one can no longer obey in cases where the command is not what it should be… Ah! This is crazy, that we have been obliged to speak in this way!

E: Can it be said that it is better to obey God than to obey men? In the name…!

Beelzebub: God MUST be obeyed in preference to men! Did the Apostles have regard for men, Romans or anyone else? They had courage. They went to prison and gave themselves up to martyrdom for Christ…

Where, therefore, among today’s Christians, is the Sacrament of Confirmation, the mark of the Soldier of Christ, which they have on their brow? Catholics still bear this mark – and the priests have, in addition, that of their priestly consecration – and they would have the Angels to assist them. Why, for the love of Heaven, don’t priests pray to the Holy Angels? Why don’t they call on their patron Saints? And Saints Peter and Paul? And all the Apostles and Doctors of the Church? What things they could teach them, or how they could inspire them, if only they were invoked! And, before all else, the Holy Spirit.

The Apostles had no fear of anything and nothing was too high a price for them. They used to administer the Sacraments properly, and they had a great respect for them. That is where you should be looking – towards the first Apostles… not towards those who came later, towards isolated groups who did not live and did not act at all after the example of the Apostles. You must not look towards the mediocre, the negative, but upwards, towards the best and what was done by the best. If you do this, you cannot say: these ones here and those ones there did things well… and no more can you imagine that now the same thing is good. This is a monumental error.

Ah! How we hated this priest of Ars! We were in a terrible rage against him! He was so stupid, he did not even know Latin properly. How was he able to snatch such a great crowd of people away from us – people who, without him, would have come to Hell?

Ah! She makes me say: “If only there were more priests like this Curé (parish priest) Vianney!” It is not money, nor possessions, nor intelligence that count. What does count, is what the priests do, what the state of their soul is, and the way in which they carry out the Will of God. That is what counts, even if they should be the least among men in the eyes of the world, and seem to be of no consequence and to occupy only the lowliest of positions. Those priests are much greater in the eyes of Those up there (he points upwards)… than he who wears a bishop’s miter, or a cardinal’s hat, or anything else you like! Ah! How we have been forced to say that!

Taken From the Book “Warnings From The Beyondby Jean Marty.

The Exorcism Of Nicola Aubrey

The Exorcism Of Nicola Aubrey

The Exorcism Of Nicola Aubrey.

It is indeed a remarkable fact that, as the Devil made use of Luther, an apostate monk, to abolish the Mass and deny the Real Presence; in like manner, God made use of His arch-enemy, the Devil, to prove the Real Presence. He repeatedly forced him publicly to profess his firm belief in it, to confound the heretics for their disbelief, and acknowledge himself vanquished by Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. 

For this purpose, God allowed a certain Nicola Aubrey, an innocent person, to become possessed by Beelzebub and twentynine other evil spirits. The possession took place on the eighth of November, 1565, and lasted until the eighth of February, 1566. Her parents took her to Father de Motta, a pious priest of Vervins, in order that he might expel the demon by exorcisms of the Church. Father de Motta tried several times to expel the evil spirit by applying the sacred relics of the holy cross, but he could not succeed; Satan would not depart. 

At last, inspired by the Holy Ghost, he resolved to expel the Devil by means of the sacrament of Our Lord’s Body and Blood. Whilst Nicola was lying in a state of unnatural lethargy, Father de Motta placed the Blessed Sacrament upon her lips, and instantly the infernal spell was broken; Nicola was restored to consciousness, and received Holy Communion with every mark of devotion. As soon as Nicola had received the sacred Body of Our Lord, her face became bright and beautiful as the face of an angel, and all who saw her were filled with joy and wonder, and they blessed God from their inmost hearts. 

With the permission of God, Satan returned and again took possession of Nicola. As the strange circumstances of Nicola’s possession became known everywhere, several Calvinist preachers came with their followers, to “expose this popish cheat,” as they said. On their entrance, the Devil saluted them mockingly, called them by name, and told them that they had come in obedience to him. 

One of the preachers took his Protestant prayer book, and began to read it with a very solemn face. The Devil laughed at him, and putting on a most comical look, he said: “Ho! Ho! My good friend; do you intend to expel me with your prayers and hymns? Do you think that they will cause me any pain? Don’t you know that they are mine? I helped to compose them!”

“I will expel thee in the name of God,” said the preacher, solemnly. “You!” said the Devil mockingly. “You will not expel me either in the name of God, or in the name of the devil. Did you ever hear of one devil driving out another?”

I am not a devil,” said the preacher, angrily, “I am a servant of Christ.”

“A servant of Christ, indeed!” said Satan, with a sneer. “what! I tell you, you are worse than I am. I believe, and you do not want to believe. Do you suppose that you can expel me from the body of this miserable wretch? Ha! Go first and expel all the devils that are in your own heart!”

The preacher took his leave, somewhat discomfited. On going away, he said, turning up the whites of his eyes, “O Lord, I pray thee, assist this poor creature!” “And I pray Lucifer,” cried the evil spirit, “that he may never leave you, but may always keep you firmly in his power, as he does now. Go about your business, now. You are all mine, and I am your master.” On the arrival of the priest, several of the Protestants went away – they had seen and heard more than they wanted. Others, however, remained; and great was their terror when they saw how the Devil writhed and howled in agony, as soon as the Blessed Sacrament was brought near him. 

At last the evil spirit departed, leaving Nicola in a state of unnatural trance. While she was in this state, several of the preachers tried to open her eyes, but they found it impossible to do so. The priest then placed the Blessed Sacrament on Nicola’s lips, and instantly she was restored to consciousness. Rev. Father de Motta then turned to the astonished preachers, and said: “Go now, ye preachers of the new Gospel; go and relate everywhere what you have seen and heard. Do not deny any longer that Our Lord Jesus Christ is really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. Go now, and let not human respect hinder you from confessing the truth.”

During the exorcisms of the following days, the devil was forced to confess that he was not to be expelled at Vervins, and that he had with him twenty-nine devils, among whom were three powerful demons: Cerberus, Astaroth, and Legio. On the third of January, 1566, the bishop arrived at Vervins, and began the exorcism in the church, in the presence of an immense multitude. 

The True Mass “I command thee, in the name and by the power of the real presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, to depart instantly,” said the bishop to Satan in a solemn voice. Satan was, at last, expelled the second time by means of the Blessed Sacrament. On leaving, he paralyzed the left arm and right foot of Nicola, and also made her left arm longer than her right; and no power on earth could cure this strange infirmity, until some weeks after, when the devil was at last completely and irrevocably expelled. Nicola was now taken to the celebrated pilgrimage of Our Lady at Liesse, especially since the Devil seemed to fear that place so much. 

Next day Father de Motta began the exorcism in the church of Our Lady at Liesse, in the presence of an immense multitude. He took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and, showing it to the demon, he said: “I command thee, in the name of the living God, the great Emmanuel Whom thou seest here present, and in Whom thou believest.”

Ah, yes!” shrieked the demon, “I believe in Him.” And the Devil howled again as he made this confession, for it was wrung from him by the power of Almighty God. “I command thee, then, in His Name,” said the priest, “to quit this body instantly.” At these words, and especially at the sight of the Blessed Sacrament, the Devil suffered the most frightful torture. At one moment the body of Nicola was rolled up like a ball; then again she became fearfully swollen. At one time her face was unnaturally lengthened, then excessively widened, and sometimes it was as red as scarlet. Her eyes, at times, protruded horribly, and then again sunk deeply into her skull. Her tongue hung down to her chin; it was sometimes black, sometimes red, and sometimes spotted like a toad. 

The priest still continued to urge and torture Satan. “Accursed spirit!” he cried, “I command thee, in the Name and by the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ here in the Blessed Sacrament, to depart instantly from the body of this poor creature. “Ah, yes!” cried Satan, howling wildly, “twenty-six of my companions shall leave this instant, for they are forced to do so.” 

The people in the church now began to pray with great fervor. Suddenly Nicola’s limbs began to crack, as if every bone in her body were breaking, a pestilential vapor came forth from her mouth, and twenty-six devils departed from her, never more to return. Nicola then fell into an unnatural swoon, from which she was aroused only by the Blessed Sacrament. 

On recovering her senses, and receiving holy communion, Nicola’s face shone like the face of an angel. The priest still continued to urge the demon, and used every means to expel him. “I will not leave, unless commanded by the bishop of Leon,” answered the demon, angrily. Nicola was now taken to Pierrepont, where one of the demons, name Legio, was expelled by means of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Next morning Nicola was brought to the church. Scarcely had she quitted the house, when the devil again took possession of her. The bishop who was requested to exorcise Nicola, prepared himself for this terrible task by prayer and fasting, and other works of penance. On arrival of Nicola in the Church, the exorcism began.

“How many are you in this body?” asked the Bishop.

“There are three of us,” answered the evil spirit.

“What are your names?”

“Beelzebub, Cerberus, and Astaroth.”

“What has become of the others?” asked the Bishop. “They have been expelled,” answered Satan. “Who expelled them?” “Ha!” cried the Devil, gnashing his teeth, “it was He whom you hold in your hand, there on the paten.” The Devil meant our dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The bishop then held the Blessed Sacrament near the face of Nicola. The demon writhed and howled in agony. “Ah, yes! I will go, I will go!” he shrieked, “but I shall return.”

Suddenly Nicola became stiff and motionless as marble. The bishop then touched her lips with the Blessed Sacrament, and in an instant she was fully restored to consciousness. She received holy communion, and her countenance now shone with a wondrous, supernatural beauty. 

Next day Nicola was brought again to the Church, and the exorcism began as usual. The bishop took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, held it near the face of Nicola, and said: “I command thee in the name of the living God, and by the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ here in the sacrament of the altar, to depart instantly from the body of this creature of God, and never more to return.” “No! No!” shrieked the Devil, “I will not go. My hour is not yet come.” “I command thee to depart. Go forth, impure, accursed spirit! Go forth!” and the Bishop held the Blessed Sacrament close to Nicola‘s face. “Stop! stop!”, shrieked Satan; “let me go! I will depart – but I shall return.”

And instantly Nicola fell into the most frightful convulsions. A black smoke was seen issuing from her mouth, and she fell again into a swoon. During her stay in Leon, Nicola was carefully examined by Catholic and Protestant physicians. Her left arm, which had been paralyzed by the Devil, was found entirely without feeling. The doctors cut into the arm with a sharp knife; they burnt it with fire; they drove pins and needles under the nails of the fingers; but Nicola felt not pain; her arm was utterly insensible. 

Once, while Nicola was lying in a state of unnatural lethargy, the doctors gave her some bread soaked in wine (it was what the Protestants call their communion, or Lord’s Supper), they rubbed her limbs briskly, they threw water in her face, they pierced her tongue until the blood flowed, they tried every possible means to arouse her, but in vain! Nicola remained cold and motionless as marble. At last, the priest touched the lips of Nicola with the Blessed Sacrament, and instantly she was restored to consciousness, and began to praise God.

The miracle was so clear, so palpable, that one of the doctors, who was a bigoted Calvinist, immediately renounced his errors, and became a Catholic. Several times, also, the Protestants touched Nicola’s face with a host which was not consecrated, and which, consequently, was only bread, but Satan was not the least tormented by this. He only ridiculed their efforts. 

On the twenty-seventh of January, the bishop, after having walked in solemn procession with the clergy and the faithful, began the exorcism in church, in the presence of a vast multitude of Protestants and Catholics. The bishop now held the Blessed Sacrament close to the face of Nicola. Suddenly a wild, unearthly yell rings through the air — a black, heavy smoke issues from the mouth of Nicola. The demon Astaroth is expelled forever. During the exorcism which took place on the first of February, the bishop said:

“O accursed spirit! Since neither prayer, nor the holy gospels, neither the exorcisms of the Church, nor the holy relics, can compel thee to depart, I will now show thee thy Lord and Master, and by His power I command thee.”

During the exorcism, which took place after Mass, the Bishop held the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and said: 

“O accursed spirit, arch-enemy of the ever-blessed God! I command thee, by the precious blood of Jesus Christ here present, to depart from this poor woman! Depart accursed, into the everlasting flames of Hell!” 

At these words, and especially at the sight of the Blessed Sacrament, the demon was so fearfully tormented, and the appearance of Nicola was so hideous and revolting, that the people turned away their eyes in horror. At last a heavy sigh was heard, and a cloud of black smoke issued from the mouth of Nicola. Cerberus was expelled. Again Nicola fell into a death-like swoon, and again she was brought to consciousness only by means of the Blessed Sacrament. 

During the exorcism which took place on the seventh day of February, the Bishop said to Satan: “Tell me. Why hast thou taken possession of this honest and virtuous Catholic woman?” Satan responds: “I have done so by permission of God. I have taken possession of her on account of the sins of the people. I have done it to show my Calvinists that there are devils who can take possession of man whenever God permits it. I know they do not want to believe this, but I will show them that I am the Devil. I have taken possession of this creature in order to convert them, or to harden them in their sins and by the Sacred Blood, I will perform my task.” This answer filled all who heard it with horror. “Yes,” answered the Bishop solemnly, “God desires to unite all men in the only holy faith. As there is but one God, so there can be but one true religion. A religion like that which the Protestants have invented, is but a hollow mockery. It must fall. The religion established by Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only true one; it alone shall last forever. It is destined to unite all men within its sacred embrace, so that there shall be but one sheepfold and one shepherd. This divine Shepherd is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the invisible head of the holy Roman Catholic Church, whose visible head is our holy Father the Pope, successor of St. Peter.” The devil was silent – he was put to shame before the entire multitude. He was expelled once more by means of the Blessed Sacrament. 

In the afternoon of the same day, the Devil began to cry: “Ah! Ha! You think that you can expel me in this way. You have not the proper attendance of a Bishop. Where are the dean and the archdean? Where are the royal judges? Where is the chief magistrate, who was frightened out of his wits that night, in the prison? Where is the procurator of the king? Where are his attorneys and counselors? Where is the clerk of the court?”

(The devil mentioned each of these by name).

 “I will not depart until all are assembled. Were I to depart now, what proof could you give to the king of all that has happened? Do you think that people will believe you so easily? No! No! There are many who would make objections. The testimony of these common country-people here will have but little weight. It is a torment to me that I must tell you what you have to do. I am forced to do it. Ha! Cursed be the hour in which I first took possession of this vile wretch”. 

I find little pleasure in thy prating,” answered the bishop. 

“There are witnesses enough here. Those whom you have mentioned are not necessary. Depart! then give glory to God. Depart – go to the flames of hell!” continued the Bishop.

“Yes, I shall depart, but not today. I know full well that I must depart. My sentence is passed. I am compelled to leave.” 

“I care not for thy jabbering,” said the bishop, “I shall expel thee by the power of God, by the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

“Yes, I must yield to you,” shrieked the demon wildly. “It tortures me that I must give you this honor.” 

The bishop now took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and held it close to the face of the possessed woman. At last, Satan was compelled to flee once more.

The next morning, after the procession was ended, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered up as usual. During the consecration, the possessed woman was twice raised over six feet into the air, and then fell back heavily upon the platform. As the bishop, just before the Pater Noster, took the Sacred Host once more in his hand, and raised it with the chalice, the possessed woman was again whisked into the air, carrying with her the keepers, fifteen in number, at least six feet above the platform, andafter a while, she fell heavily back on the ground. At this sight, all present were filled with amazement and terror. 

A German Protestant named Voske fell on his knees, he burst into tears. He was converted. “Ah!” cried he, “I now believe firmly that the devil really possesses this poor creature. I believe that it is really the body and blood of Jesus Christ which expels him. I believe firmly. I will no longer remain a Protestant.” 

After Mass, the exorcism began as usual. “Now, at last,” said the bishop, “thou must depart. Away with thee, evil spirit!” 

“Yes,” said Satan, “It is true that I must depart, but not yet. I will not go before the hour is come in which I first took possession of this wretched creature.” 

At last the bishop took the Sacred Host in his hand, and said: “In the name of the adorable Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – in the name of the sacred body of Jesus Christ here present – I command thee, wicked spirit, to depart.”

“Yes, yes, it is true!” shrieked the demon wildly, “It is true. It is the body of God. I must confess it, for I am forced to do so. Ha! It tortures me that I must confess this, but I must. I speak the truth only when I am forced to do it. The truth is not from me. It comes from my Lord and Master. I have entered this body by the permission of God.”

The bishop now held the Blessed Sacrament close to the face of the possessed woman. The demon writhed in fearful agony. He tried in every way to escape from the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. At length a black smoke was seen issuing from the mouth of Nicola. She fell into a swoon, and was restored to consciousness only by means of the Blessed Sacrament. The eighth of February, the day appointed by God on which Satan was to leave Nicola forever, arrived at last. After the solemn procession, the Bishop began the last exorcism.

“I shall not ask thee any longer,” said the Bishop to Satan, “when thou intends to leave, I will expel thee instantly by the power of the living God, and by the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, His beloved Son, here present in the Sacrament of the Altar.” 

“Ha, yes!” shrieked the demon. “I confess that the Son of God is here really and truly present. He is my Lord and Master. It tortures me to confess it, but I am forced to do so.” Then he repeated several times, with a wild, unearthly howl: “Yes, it is true. I must confess it. I am forced to leave, by the power of God’s body here present. I must – I must depart. It torments me that I must go so soon, and that I must confess this truth. But this truth is not from me, it comes from my Lord and Master, who has sent me hither, and who commands and compels me to confess the truth publicly.”

The Bishop then took the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, and, holding it on high, he said, with a solemn voice: 

“O thou wicked unclean spirit, Beelzebub! Thou arch-enemy of the eternal God! Behold, here present, the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Lord and Master! I adjure thee, in the name and by the power of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, true God and true man, who is here present. I command thee to depart instantly and forever from this creature of God. Depart to the deepest depth of Hell, there to be tormented forever. Go forth, unclean spirit, go forth – behold here thy Lord and Master!” 

At these solemn words, and at the sight of our sacramental Lord, the poor possessed woman writhed fearfully. Her limbs cracked as if every bone in her body were breaking. The fifteen strong men who held her, could scarcely keep her back. They staggered from side to side, they were covered with perspiration. Satan tried to escape from the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The mouth of Nicola was wide open, her tongue hung down below her chin, her face was shockingly swollen and distorted. Her color changed from yellow to green, and became even gray and blue, so that she no longer looked like a human being. It was rather the face of a hideous, incarnate demon. All present trembled with terror, especially when they heard the wild cry of the demon, which sounded like the loud roar of a wild bull. They fell on their knees, and with tears in their eyes, began to cry out: “Jesus, have mercy!”

The Bishop continued to urge Satan. At last the evil spirit departed, and Nicola fell back senseless into the arms of her keepers. She still, however, remained shockingly distorted. In this state she was shown to the judges, and to all the people present. She was rolled up like a ball. The Bishop now fell on his knees, in order to give her the Blessed Sacrament as usual. But see! Suddenly the demon returns, wild with rage, endeavors to seize the hand of the Bishop, and even tries to grasp the Blessed Sacrament itself. The Bishop starts back, Nicola is carried into the air and the Bishop rises from his knees, trembling with terror and pale as death. The good Bishop takes courage again. He pursues the demon, holding the Blessed Sacrament in his hand, till at length the demon, overcome by the power of Our Lord’s sacred body, goes forth amidst smoke, and lightning, and thunder. Thus was the demon at length expelled forever, on Friday afternoon, at three o’clock, the same day and hour on which Our Lord triumphed over Hell by His ever-blessed death.

Nicola was now completely cured. She could move her left arm with the greatest ease. She fell on her knees and thanked God, as well as the good Bishop, for all he had done for her. The people wept for joy, and sang hymns of praise and thanksgiving in honor of our dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. On all sides were heard the exclamations: 

“Oh, what a great miracle! Oh, thank God that I witnessed it! Who is there now that can doubt of the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Altar!”

Many a Protestant also said: 

“I believe now in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. I have seen with my eyes! I will remain a Calvinist no longer. Accursed be those who have hitherto kept me in error! Oh, now I can understand what a good thing is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!”

A solemn Te Deum was intoned. The organ pealed forth and the bells rung forth a merry chime. The whole city was filled with joy. This great triumph of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament over Satan occurred in the presence of more than 150,000 people, in the presence of the ecclesiastical and civil authorities of the city, of Protestants and Catholics alike.

Source:

The above was taken from Chapter 5 of the book The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Fr. Michael Muller, C.Ss.R. (Imprimatur: Archbishop McClosky, New York – 1884); published by TAN Books.

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