Pope Leo XIII 's Vision & Prayer Against Satan & his Apostate Host
(07-16-2013, 05:59 AM)Cetil Wrote: Father Anthony Cekada has what appears to me to be a well researched history of the prayer of Leo XIII.



      Look up  Fr. Philip Weller's translation of the Roman Missal on EWTN:


CHAPTER III: EXORCISM OF SATAN AND THE FALLEN ANGELS  this is  the prayer  I am writing about or the one that is being used.    This is the one that is one or version we are supposed to use now.    I  don't believe there is any conspiracy to suppress anything.

      My computer was damaged in June and had to be replaced.  I did copy some of my data off of it.  I will get it back off the hard drive.

      Short version, long version,  I  just know that is no prayer conspiracy.

      I  remember the long version was published as late as 1930.  Unless I am mistaken, the longer version of the prayer taken from The Raccolta, 1930, Benziger Bros., pp. 314-315 is given below. The Raccolta was an imprimatured collection of the official and indulgenced prayers of the Catholic Church.

- Prayer to St. Michael (long form)

O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in his own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and Patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David.
Let thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
As we have hoped in thee.
O Lord, hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name, and as suppliants we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.


      I know for certain that one can say any version of  the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel; but if one wants to say  the prayer being promoted in Rome one should use the shortened version as presented in Fr.  Philip T. Weller's translation of the Roman Missal.

      I had made a study of the history of the Prayer to St. Michael  with references but  I have to get if off the old computer's hard drive.

      I remembered on the Redemptorist website,  COPIOSA,  has the Leonine Prayers:


          They also have  this  simple exorcism for laity:


The motto Saint Alphonsus Ligouri chose for his beloved Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorist Fathers) was: "Copiosa apud eum redemptio" -- from the Latin Bible, verse 7 of Psalm 130 (the "de profundis"). With Christ there is Plentiful Redemption.

      i hope that you understand that we as laity can only say  simple or private or minor  exorcisms known collectively as  Deliverance Prayers.  It is an ontological impossibility for a lay person to say a real official exorcism  because we are not ordained priests.

      I  like the term  deliverance prayers because the very word exorcism calls to mind the major exorcism or public solemn exorcism or solemn exorcism.  All of these terms are equivalent.

      Cardinal Ratzinger even uses the term "real exorcism"  to distinguish  official exorcisms said by exorcist priests  from simple ones, prayers of deliverance that all even laity can say.

      The common usage of the word "exorcism" in today's vernacular means usually the official exorcism  which is a public solemn exorcism. Public because it is an official rite of the Catholic Church and solemn  because it deals with actually casting out demons.  Despite the fact that some like  Padre Pio  could say simple exorcisms (all priests can say the simple exorcisms lay people and use & so efficaciously)  no questioning of the demon or devil  or condemned soul, what ever the evil spirit is,  can be made  nor  any two way conversation.


I  know this is confusing  because  it really took me a long time to understand this.     

      The best book on this is "The Truth about the Devil" by Rev. Dominic Szymanski.



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