Warning: Do Not Attempt This Exorcism at Home

Reader Discretion Advised: This Story Contains an Account of a
Demon Being Put in his Place in an Exorcism.

By Fr. Carlos Martins, Treasures of the Church:

WARNING: Per Vatican teaching and instruction, never, ever ask demons any questions. Leave that job to trained priests. Priests are protected in this activity by their office. Laypeople are not. Laypeople may command demons to depart (i.e., they may engage in simple deliverance), but they are never to ask them questions or otherwise converse with demons. You have been duly warned.

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A good priest friend of mine–let’s call him Fr. George–is an exorcist. When he performs an exorcism on someone for the first time, Fr. George demands that the demon reveals who his nemesis in heaven is. In other words, he asks him to reveal which saint is his “archenemy.”

The demons never want to reveal this. They never want to reveal any knowledge that might be used against them. But an exorcist will keep hammering away at this, because if he gets a valid answer, it will serve as a weapon and give him a tremendous edge.

Photo credit, Dr. Kornbluth

St. Thomas Becket’s Chasuble, Photo credit, Dr. Genevra Kornbluth

In one case of exorcism, Fr. George posed the question to the demon who manifested himself in a certain woman (let’s call her Rachel). But the demon would not answer. But when Fr. George hammered that question over and over again, always commanding in the name of Christ that he reveal the truth, the demon finally–though reluctantly–said, “Thomas.”
Father George asked, “Which Thomas … St. Thomas the Apostle, or St. Thomas Aquinas?” The demon wouldn’t say. So, again, Fr. George hammered that question over and over again, demanding that the demon reveal the answer, “in the name of Christ.”

Finally, the demon said, “Beckett, you f*cking priest.” In other words, this particular demon’s nemesis was the martyr St. Thomas à Beckett, otherwise known as St. Thomas of Canterbury, who’s feast day is December 29th.

Later on in the session, after much praying and adjuration was done on by Fr. George, the demon revealed his own name. He identified himself as “Murder.”

Later that day Fr. George called me. It had been a while since we had spoken, and he wanted to catch up. He related the incident that happened with the demon during the exorcism earlier in the day. I replied to him, “Father George, you know that I have a piece of the alb St. Thomas à Beckett was wearing when he was murdered in his Cathedral. Let me overnight it to you and you can use it against the demons in your next session.”

I couriered the relic overnight and Fr. George had it for his next exorcism session with Rachel. Halfway through the session, he pulled out the relic and applied it against Rachel’s body.
The effect was as if all hell broke loose. The demon screamed horribly, as if he was being tortured. In fact, the reaction was so much, that it took Fr. George aback. Under that torture, the demon subsequently revealed that he was the demon who had possessed the king’s men that had murdered Thomas à Beckett.

Beckett’s virtue defeated the demon the first time when he was murdered in the year 1170. Over 800 years later, his relic defeated the same demon a second time.

As you can imagine, the experience was enlightening for all of us, in more ways than one, and about as surreal as they get.

St. Thomas à Beckett, pray for us!

I know that I am going to get asked this question 100s of times, so I am preempting it by providing its answer right now: The best protection and defence against demons is the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of the Eucharist received in a state of sinlessness. Go to Confession and get reconciled with God, else by definition you belong to the enemy. By DEFINITION the sinner belongs to him. Then receive the Eucharist, as Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament aids you in avoiding sin and in enabling the Holy Spirit to grow in you.

*WARNING: Per Vatican teaching and instruction, never, ever ask demons any questions. Leave that job to trained priests. Priests are protected in this activity by their office. Laypeople are not. Laypeople may command demons to depart (i.e., they may engage in simple deliverance), but they are never to ask them questions or otherwise converse with demons. You have been duly warned.

REPEATED WARNING: Per Vatican teaching and instruction, never, ever ask demons any questions. Leave that job to trained priests. Priests are protected in this activity by their office. Laypeople are not. Laypeople may command demons to depart (i.e., they may engage in simple deliverance), but they are never to ask them questions or otherwise converse with demons. You have been duly warned.

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4 comments to Warning: Do Not Attempt This Exorcism at Home

  • janine

    Dear reverend,
    I would like very much to become a layperson exorciste. I live in CANADA. Do you provide classes through email?

  • Tony Loy

    An interesting comment on what happened to you. We are all as Christians under constant attack from satanic forces, i can only say ‘Thank God you are strong enough in your faith, and have the gift of discernment in realizing who your adversary was before you seen him change’. I can only hope if i an confronted with a demon in any manner that i will not only recognize who it is, see it for who it really is, and have your courage in facing it down in the manner God would want us to. I am constantly under attack in many different ways these days and all i can do is thank God i recognize where these attacks come from. God bless you in your mission.

    • Tony Loy

      My comment of December 30,2016 at 7.22PM is in reply to comment from Jacqueline December 30,2016 at 2.03PM many thanks for sharing your faith and courage Jacqueline.

  • Jacqueline

    Fr. Martins,
    As a student of Deliverance, I have used the binding and casting out in Jesus’ Name on many occasions. In fact, I would bind and cast out the evil spirits from a Planned Parenthood Facility before praying the Rosary in front of the building and asked the Holy Spirit to dwell within and then sealed the building and everyone it it in the Blood of the Lamb. On this occasion, a man pulled into the driveway and stopped in front of me. He rolled down the window and called me every name starting with an “F” that you can imagine and he screwed up his face while doing so. I was totally unaware that this was a demon at this point, but I knew that I would never sink to this man’s level by cursing at him, so, I said that I would pray for him over and over again. He got disgusted and drove into the facility parking area. The next thing I knew as I was praying the Rosary, the man was in front of me and asked me a question, “If my insane next door neighbor raped my daughter and she got pregnant, what then?” I said, “What do you mean, what then?” He said, “You know.” I said, “If you are not able to take care of the baby, then you should put the baby up for adoption.” He screamed, “It is not a baby. It is a fetus!” I then said, “No. You know as well as I that life begins at conception!” With that, the man punched me. Thank God that I was holding a Pro-Life sign and he just took the wind out of my sail. However, I realized that this was a demon when he walked away because he changed his manifestation from an average height to a very tall man, his light brown hair to auburn hair, his shirt from a light color with a tan, thin line to a bright red shirt with a motif on the pocket. And, then he sauntered as he walked away. I said quietly to myself. Oh, you are a queer. He, about 50 or more feet from me, turned and held up his smart phone saying, “What did you say? Say it again.” In a loud voice, I said, “I will pray for you.” He turned and kept walking towards the side entrance to the building.

    My question is this. How does the lay person recognize a demon that manifests as a person? As a pro-lifer/protester, we are in the habit of receiving cuss words, the finger, etc.

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