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Exorcist Diary #118: The Birth of Our Hope

Gerard van Honthorst's Adoration of the Shepherd

After an ugly dream last night, I woke up and began feeling awful. Where did this come from? After a few moments, I was able to name it. It was a feeling of hopelessness. Ugh. I don't recall ever feeling the darkness of such hopelessness.

Where did this come from? Then the insight came: several of my current clients are struggling with hopelessness. It is not uncommon that an exorcist would get a

whiff, or perhaps even more, of his clients' demons. It is helpful in diagnosis, and more.

So, I took the advice I give to my clients. With rosary beads in hands, I placed both hands on my head and repeatedly commanded: "In the name of Jesus, I command the demons of hopelessness to leave." Again and again and again. After a few minutes, I took a short break and did a second and third round. Then, it lifted.

Wow. Hopelessness is a very ugly feeling, which permeates the demonic and the depths of hell. In addition, it is one of Satan's main attacks these pandemic days. COVID-19 is a real virus killing people; but Satan is an opportunist and he is taking advantage of it and sowing hopelessness everywhere.

Tomorrow is Christmas. With the coming of Jesus, hope has entered our land and casts out the darkness of despair. I learned again, first hand, what a great gift God gives us in the birth of our hope.


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Dec 29, 2020

Blessed Octave of the Msgr. Rossetti & everyone. Interesting article on the use & the popularity of virtual hypnosis in the Wall Street Journal "Alexa, hypnotise me" & a follow up write up on Drudge Report with a subtitle "virtual hypnosis gaining acceptance...".

I wonder what Msgr. Rossetti's take would be on this matter, but I suspect that this might be yet another way of broadening "portals" of potential demonic influence - in this case on those undergoining "trendy" virtual or other types of hynosis...?

I remember reading years ago that several psychiatrists practicing hypnosis had occasionally "detected" the presence of demonic entities during hypnosis, although they were not clear about the demonic nature of the phenomena they observed in…


Thanknyou for this msgr...i was feeling the same. sometimes its hard to see until someone pointsnit out for you. I went to mass, and felt better. i have to remind myself to rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Blessings.


Dec 24, 2020

Deo Gratias Msgr. Rossetti & thank you for this post. I've read somewhere (possibly in Malachi Martin) that some Exorcists may be in a special way affected by their ministry in that they cannot any longer (once they've experienced the presence of the Evil one) see our reality around them in the way the most people do, as they know about the supernatural & cannot "unknow" it. Very interesting what you've written re the "whiff" of the demonic presence in affected persons on us. I've experienced a similar effect especially at night & suspected that it may have been from the Enemy. Warmest Christmas wishes of hope, joy & love. Christus Vincit! Christus Regnat! Christus Imperat!


Spot on! Coming back from Europe this past week, after visiting my getting older-sicker dad and having several conversations with friends abroad, I also got the general hopelessness in me... I’m grateful of the lights Our Lord gives us on discernment. I was able to renounce it along with sadness and despair. Today, the real hope is reminded in the birth of Our Lord. Come, Lord Jesus!!

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