ConversionsMarian Devotion
September 11, 2018

Satan waited to strangle him and take him to hell but his devotion to Mary saved him

We read in the chronicles of the Capuchin Fathers, that there lived in Venice a celebrated advocate, who, by fraud and evil practices, had become rich. His whole life was very bad, and it appears that he had but one…
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The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil
ApparitionsConversionsLives of SaintsMarian DevotionMary
September 6, 2018

The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil

Eutychian, Patriarch of Constantinople, relates the following well-known story of Theophilus. The Patriarch was an eye-witness of the fact which we here relate, and which is confirmed by St. Peter Damian, St. Bernard, St.Bonaventure, St. Antoninus, and others. Theophilus was…
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Marian DevotionMary
September 6, 2018

The noble who bargained with Satan for riches but couldn’t give up Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might…
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Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him
Marian DevotionMiracles
September 6, 2018

Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him

"Do you not see those demons who would seize me and carry me to hell?" Then he cried: My brothers, invoke for me the help of Mary; I trust in her that she will give me the victory" In Reisberg…
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St. Teresa of Avila tells her of her own struggles with hell
Lives of Saints
September 6, 2018

St. Teresa of Avila tells stories of her own struggles with hell

"The fact is, I know now how little power the evil spirits have, provided I am not out of the grace of God. I have scarcely any fear of them at all, for their strength is as nothing. St Teresa…
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ApparitionsLives of Saints
September 6, 2018

Brutality, lies and curses – the story of St Gemma’s struggle with hell

"....And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, an Angel of Satan to beat me, to keep me from being too exalted." 2 Corinthians 12:7 Jesus said…
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