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ABOVE: Terese Piccola at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, where she went on pilgrimage shortly before her liberation. INSET BELOW: A collection of sacramentals used during Piccola’s exorcism sessions. She said that St. Gemma Galgani appeared to her during one of her sessions, and that afterward, her son came to her with this biography of St. Gemma, not having known any of the details of the session. (Photos provided)

Teresa Piccola’s harrowing experience of possession and liberation through the solemn rite of exorcism is a cautionary tale that ends with great hope.

By Bree A. Dail, National Catholic Register, 12/11/19

Terese Piccola suffered under so many secrets.

“On the outside, I was the perfect mother, the perfect wife,” she said. “Inside, however, I was broken — and what is worse, I thought I deserved it.”

Speaking exclusively with the Register over the last three months, Piccola related details of her life growing up in an Italian-American home in the suburbs of New York, her marriage and motherhood raising four children, and her activism in the pro-life movement and in her parish — all while quietly enduring years of psychological and emotional torture and unexplained physical ailments.

Her world was turned upside down when extraordinary diabolical phenomena began to manifest themselves as attacks not directly on her, but initially on her children. Her plight ended only after an excruciating year and a half-long battle under the guidance of a clinical psychologist — an expert in possession cases — and through the solemn rite of exorcism.

Open Doors

Piccola related that sexual abuse was the entry point for what would later manifest as demonic possession.

“When I was 6 or 7 years old I was sexually abused on two different occasions,” she said. “I was so ashamed and scared of getting in trouble so I never told my parents. When I was 13, I was raped repeatedly. I would [later] find out the man who raped me had molested a young boy.”  ….

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