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By Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Catholic Exchange, Oct. 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a chapter in Fr. Amorth’s book, An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels. It is available from your favorite bookseller or online through Sophia Institute Press.

Mary & Grace

“In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph”

Mary’s prophecy at Fátima reassures us that—besides the corporeal struggle with the demon in exorcism—the earthly anticipation of the eschatological struggle between the Mother of God and the an­cient dragon (cf. Rev. 12) also has her attention. Despite ram­pant sin, the tribulations of the Church will have an end. And the finale will be good: God will have the last word on history.

For this reason, Mary is always invoked during the exorcism. During the prayer, the priest repeatedly invokes her intercession and her powerful ac­tion. Without her, little is accomplished in the struggle against Satan. It is always God who liberates one from his influence — it is good to keep repeating it — but His ear is especially attuned to the mediation of Mary, the Mother of His Son. …