The action of the demons here below.
The action of the demons in the universe and on man would be almost unlimited, if it were not restricted and directed by God.
Thus, according to the Ritual and the Pontifical, they can corrupt the air, water, spread the plague, raise storms, send hurricanes, hailstones, thunders in a word unleash all the elements.
They can attack man in his body, present himself to him in the form of specters and phantoms; Often they give themselves for the souls of the dead.
They can still communicate to the man their evil virtue, take possession of him, dwell in him, infest his home, haunt him, and make him dangerous.
Finally, they can harass him terribly at the hour of death, and dispute to his soul, on leaving the body, the passage to the blessed eternity.
What power! How fitting it is to throw us into terror!
The lightning shines, the lightning bursts ... It is perhaps Satan who tears the cloud to reach a soul in mortal sin before she has time to repent ... Poor soul, tremble .. And pray to the holy angels to help you by offering in your behalf the BLOOD of the good God, who did not finish the half-broken reed and did not extinguish the still smoking wick; Then, hasten to whiten yourself in the
Regenerating Wave of Penance.
Two well-guilty cavaliers rode one beside the other on a stormy day. Suddenly, a formidable voice, shouting: "Strike, strike!" is heard. At the same instant the thunderbolt broke out, knocked down one of the horsemen and lifted it to the ground. "Terrified at this spectacle, the other rider throws his horse towards the first dwellings. He was about to reach them when, suddenly, the same terrifying voice rang out: "Strike! "No, no," replied a majestic voice, seeming to come out of the cloud, spared this one, for this morning he heard these words: "Verbum caro factum est."
Was it not the voice of St. Michael, covering with his protection the worshiper of the Precious Blood? How many misfortunes preserve us from the hearing of the holy Mass to which the holy angels are attending by legions!
As all can not hear it every day, the following practice might perhaps supply it, especially if, with spirit and heart, one unites with all the masses celebrated in the whole universe. (1)
A religious Passionist of Rome, Father Frs-J. Bartholomew had one day, when he was celebrating Holy Mass, the revelation that great evils were going to fall upon the world, and that anyone who would recite with piety the following prayer would be preserved.
"O Jesus, divine Redeemer, be merciful to us; Mercy for us and for the whole world! So be it.
"Holy God, strong God, immortal God, have mercy on us and on all the world.
"Grace and mercy! Mercy, my Jesus! During the present dangers, cover us with your precious BLOOD.
"Eternal Father, give us mercy, in the name of the BLOOD of your only Son; Give us mercy, we conjure you. So be it. "http://www.fisheaters.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=8e3nbcfs8li2qd64cur5kj9ls5&topic=3461805.20