6 December: Exorcists call for Fasting, Prayer, Reparation


At National Catholic Register see the article about a call from exorcists to pray and fast in reparation for the demonic idol worship in the Vatican and during the Synod (“walking together”) on the Amazon.

Four Exorcists Urge Day of Fasting, Prayer and Reparation Dec. 6
The priests suggest the Rosary and prayers to the Sacred Heart, as well as “some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification”

Bree A. Dail

WASHINGTON — Four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate Dec. 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.”

The exorcists, who have requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of their ministries, cited in a particular way the controversy that took place during the recent Pan-Amazon Synod, when statues purportedly of Pachamama, a goddess worshiped by indigenous Andeans, were incorporated into various synod events.

“These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare,” they said in their statement, “and that warfare is happening with the Church itself.”

The full statement follows:

In light of recent events regarding the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens, the subsequent procession of the idol into St. Peter’s, as well as placing the idols in St. Maria in Traspontina church, we are reminded of the words of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:20), “Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is anything? Or, that the idol is anything? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.”

The Psalms (95:5) tell us that “all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.” These events bring home the reality that (Ephesians 6:12) “our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare and that warfare is happening within the Church, itself.

We are, therefore, encouraging all Catholics who recognize the evil of the events to join us in a day of prayer and penance on December 6th, for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of these recent events — along with any other events.

We are asking all of those who participate to do the following for this intention:

1.) say the Rosary;

2.) take on some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification;

3.) to offer the prayers to the Sacred Heart, as seen below.

Other recommended acts which we encourage others to do for this intention is make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and attend Mass that day, offering the merits of the Mass for this intention.

May the Divine Mercy rest upon all of us.

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen.

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy Law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.

We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renews daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent other from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

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  1. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Um… Guys….

    December 6 is a big deal saint’s day. Why are you picking a candy day for kids, and one of the few bits of popular European Catholic identity in Germany, as a fasting day? What did the kids do to cause this?

    Now, December 5 is Bl. Nicholas Steno’s day, and that is a fine day for evangelization and fasting on the day before a big popular feast. He also was a geologist and biologist, so he would be more thematically appropriate to fasting against idiots who worship a pagan goddess instead of Truth Himself.


  2. colospgs says:

    Father, I think it would be helpful if you could repost this on Dec 4 or 5 for those of us who are not so organized.

  3. albinus1 says:

    How appropriate that this should happen on Dec. 6, the Feast of St. Nicholas, who punched the heretic Arius in the face.

  4. Penelope says:

    I would imagine that December 6 was chosen because it’s First Friday.

  5. Son Of Sobieski says:

    Since the First Friday of the month is dedicated as a day to make reparations to The Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is most appropriate to do this on this day!

  6. Fr. Kelly says:

    We will join in this effort in my parish after the morning Mass.

    On First Friday we have Adoration and Benediction after Mass during which we pray the prayer of consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart. We will just have to add the prayer of reparation.

    It is encouraging to be united with faithful Catholics everywhere in doing something about this outrage.

  7. Vanna says:

    Thank you for posting this Father. I wanted to start the first Friday devotion anyway and this is surely going to start me off in style!

    Suburbanbanshee: I do understand. As a mother, my instinct would be to take part in the fasting etc as an adult. The children don’t need to – it is arguable whether they need to know about the whole shameful pachamama thing at all (but of course depending on age and maturity). They do need to be built up in the faith and I actually try to avoid too much of the negativity on Pope F in front of them. It is undermining – as we know it can even undermine adult faith but most of us just need to deal with it (thanks Fr Z for helping with that). So will the kids – when they are mature enough in faith.
    Celebrating St Nicholas is great for their formation – I’d say good for you and full steam ahead! but when your beautifully brought up generous children offer you a share in their sweeties or cake or pudding just say ‘sweetiepie, thank you so much, I will save this one to have with my indulgent saturday morning coffee/lazy saturday lunch or for after confession’ – you get what I mean. Your fast is a bit harder for the temptation (IF you happen to like sweets…), you still show them appreciation, they get to see a bit of cheerful delayed gratification!

  8. Suburbanbanshee says:

    A First Friday is a First Friday, but there is only one St. Nicholas Day a year. Nobody gets this cavalier with other national or ethnic saints, and childhood memories tied into that, when their feasts fall on Friday. It is weird. But I guess I am the stupid one for pointing this out, even though a lot of this pagan Amazon/Andes crud really comes straight from Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, where St. Nicholas’ Day is big.

    I suppose the argument is that most kids getting a stocking (or shoe) full of candy on the saint’s day are too young to have to fast. For older kids and adults, it is just another sacrifice. Fine. But this sort of thing should be mentioned, not passed over like it does not exist.

    When I was a kid, and suddenly realized when I was about five that other kids got their stockings from St. Nicholas on Christmas, not just their presents, it led to a lot of conversation about a lot of different stuff about saints, ethnic customs, and how not everyone was Catholic. (I guess I had thought everybody who went to different churches was secretly going to Protestant Mass. I don’t know what I was thinking about “The Night Before Christmas” or the Grinch.) As an adult, it is the day when I give my parents goodies. I will have to think up something consistent with fasting. Luckily, St. Nicholas is a maritime patron, and my parents like fish.

  9. Ellen says:

    I’m on it. Please remind us the day before, I’m getting older and my memory isn’t what it used to be.

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