On the last day of our retreat, one of us boys turned out to
be possessed by evil spirits. He suddenly stood up and hurled
a stone at the monstrance bearing the Holy Sacrament. He missed,
but the stone did damage to the woodwork behind the altar. He
screamed out something like: Missed! I always miss Him! I will
not describe the whole incident. The demoniac, Arthur, threatened
to destroy my family and reveal all my sins, but the priest forbade
him in the name of Jesus Christ. He ordered the evil spirits to
come out of the boy’s body, and he did this all in the name
of Our Savior.
Arthur screamed all sorts of blasphemies against Jesus and Our
Lady. He cursed St. Faustina and the Holy Father. Meanwhile, the
rest of us (nineteen) boys, prayed the Our Father and Hail Mary
aloud. The priest bent over the boy and prayed too. Joining hands,
we formed a circle around them and the altar. That exorcism allowed
me to see things with my own eyes. I am now one hundred percent
convinced that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. The only
reason He conceals Himself in the holy bread is so that we should
not die of joy and excitement at the sight of Our Savior. I had
always believed this, but gave it little thought, as it was difficult
to understand. Now I am sure of it. It is an immense grace I experienced.
God trusted us so much that He offered Himself up to us in the
form of bread. For this, I thank Him with all my heart.
The exorcism also showed me what a priest can do in the name
of Jesus Christ. The priest absolves our sins, and says the Holy
Mass. In fact, he can do all things in the name of Jesus.
With my own eyes I saw the priest expelling evil spirits. Now
I know that Our Lord acts through His priests. What a wonderful
gift Jesus bestowed upon us in His priests!
After an hour of struggle, Arthur confessed his faith in Jesus
Christ. It was so beautiful. When the spirits left Arthur, we
wept like little children. The tears were tears of joy. Never
in my life had I been so happy. I realized that we had just seen
Christ triumph over Satan. It was a miracle. With our own eyes
we saw what a priest can do in Jesus’ name. How much power
there is in the priesthood!
I am also convinced that Our Lady was with us throughout the
entire incident. The evil spirit feared her. It said so itself.
Instinctively, we sang out the hymn Jesus triumphs. It was a moment
of great joy. I had never in my life prayed so devoutly. Jesus
gave us the faith and courage to brave this “hour of struggle”,
and witness His victory. Satan has great power, greater than man’s.
But God is with us. Who need we fear if God is with us? As Father
Marek said, We must continue to live in Christ, for Satan will
keep on casting stones. But do not worry, he has never struck
Christ, and he never will.
The poor boy finally confessed his faith in Christ. I too confess,
openly, in this magazine: Jesus Christ is my Lord and Our Lady
is my Queen. Amen.