“Lucy” is possessed and being tortured nightly by the demons. They taunt her, mark her physique with scratches and burns, declare that they personal her, and sometimes twist her unhealthy leg, which is excruciating for her. Demons are cruel and relentless.
After a variety of intense exorcism classes, the demons had been weakening. It appeared to me that they only is likely to be weak sufficient to be compelled, by the ability of Jesus, to disclose their names. Having their demonic names offers further energy to solid them out and means that the time of their exit is approaching.
So I demanded time and again and once more: “Dicas mihi nomen tuum” (“Inform me your title”). This line is a direct quote from the standard Ceremony of Exorcism. The demon resisted mightily. Lastly, with nice reluctance, it gave up its title, “Abyzou.”
I seemed it up. A number of sources concur: Abyzou (additionally spelled Abizou, Obizu, Obizuth, Obyzouth, Byzou) is the title of a “feminine” demon within the Close to East blamed for miscarriages and toddler mortality.*
It made good sense. Sadly, Lucy had had an abortion. She sincerely repented, went to confession, and remained very contrite. Whereas any and all sins are forgiven within the sacrament, this doesn’t imply that related demons are instantly solid out. Usually, a time of purgation is important. Given the gravity of the sin and the ensuing tragic baby’s demise, it was going to be a battle to solid out this demon.
Abyzou taunted Lucy for having had an abortion. The demon informed her she may by no means be forgiven. It performed on her deep sense of guilt and tried to tug her into the darkness of hopelessness and despair.
That is typical demonic habits. Demons not solely tempt you to commit sin however then in case you do, they taunt you and disgrace you for doing so. We assured Lucy that her sin was really forgiven and mentioned a prayer for her child. Lucy might also want post-abortion counseling and/or work with post-abortion therapeutic teams.
Within the midst of the session, one of many exorcists was impressed to carry up an icon of Our Girl of Guadalupe. The demon went into an enormous convulsion. So, repeatedly we invoked Our Girl beneath this title and the demon convulsed each time the icon was held up.
The effectiveness of this holy picture isn’t any accident. The icon of Our Girl of Guadalupe reveals Mary as a pregnant girl and he or she is usually invoked beneath this title for unborn youngsters. Furthermore, beneath her ft is a logo of the moon and darkness, a reference to the satan. Juan Diego, upon whose tilma the picture appeared, referred to her in his native language as: “Te Coatlazopeuh” – “she who crushes the serpent.”
An abortion is a grievous sin. However Lucy and all ought to know that there’s a Divine supply of therapeutic and peace. We’ve got an incredible advocate in Our Girl of Guadalupe who treads upon Abyzou and brings God’s therapeutic. “Our Girl of Guadalupe, mystical rose, pray for us.”
*Demons wouldn’t have bodily our bodies or gender so it’s technically not a male or feminine.
This submit was initially printed on catholicexorcism.org and is reprinted right here with permission.
Monsignor Rossinni’s Ebook, Diary of an American Exorcist, is out there right here.
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