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When you need a Latin prayer for exorcism, you’re in the right place.

Exorcism is a prayer of faith. It’s a ritual that asks God to banish evil and bless your home or person with His presence. The word exorcism comes from the Greek word exorkizein, which means “to bind.” This makes sense, because an exorcist is someone who binds himself to God and asks him to banish evil from his person or home.

This prayer is in Latin, which was once the universal language of Christianity and continues to be used in certain sects today.

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Exorcism Prayer Latin & English Translation

Exorcism Prayer Latin & English Translation



1a. Latin Prayer:

Contra malignos spiritus, Omnis percalentur adversitates, ut fideles tuos Deus misericordie.


Sancte Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.



1b. English Translation:

Against the malignant spirits, Let all adversities be overcome, that your faithful may be saved, O God, of mercy.


Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



2a. Latin Prayer:

Celebrandi sacris mysteriis acceperimus, cibis perennium refice corporis.


Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.



2b. English Translation:

May we, who have received the sacred mysteries, Be refreshed with the everlasting food of the body.


Through Christ our Lord. Amen.



3a. Latin Prayer:

Fortitudo mea et laus mea Dominus, et factus est mihi in salutem


Psalm 117:14



3b. English Translation:

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation


Psalm 117:14

Short Exorcism ⁢Prayer ‍in Latin

Psalmus XXXIV

Júdica Dómine nocéntes me; expúgna impugnántes me.
Confundántur et revereántur quaeréntes ánimam meam.
Avertántur retrórsum et confundántur, cogitántes míhi mála.
Fíant táamquam púlvis ante fáciem vénti: et Ángelus Dómini coárctans eos.
Fiat via illórum ténebrae, et lúbricum: et Ángelus Dómini pérsequens eos.
Quóniam grátis abscondérunt míhi intéritum láquei sui: supervácue exprobravérunt ánimam meam.
Véniat illi láqueus quem ignórat; et cáptio quam abscóndit, aprehéndat eum: et in láqueum cádat in ipsum.
Ánima áutem mea exsultábit in Dómino: et delectábitur super salutári suo. Glória Pátri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
Sícut érat in princípio et nunc et semper, et in saécula saéculórum. Amen.

English Version

Psalm 34

Judge Thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me.
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.
Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the Angel of the Lord straighten them.
Let their way become dark and slippery: and let the Angel of the Lord pursue them.
For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.
Let the snare which he knoweth not, come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden, catch him: and into that very snare let him fall.
But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall be delighted in His salvation .
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

St. Benedict Exorcism Prayer Latin

Prayer 1


In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


Deus, qui ad tutelam Christianorum contra malignas potestates caelestia auxilia tua proemisisti, quaesumus, ut omnis incursio diaboli ab ecclesia tua repellatur, et spiritus nequam cum omnibus suis fraudibus nequiter agere non valeat.


Mater admirabilis, tu, quae numquam depositum confugientium ad te sperasti, respice in eamdem Urbem quam filii tui et famuli tui component ad te, defende inimicos divinissimi praesidis, acutim aculeos omnium tuum sate clemens vita, defensiones tuas puritatis, et calicibus purificantibus tuis quaesumus obsecramus.



Prayer 2


Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperat illi Deus, supplices deprecamur, tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude.



Prayer 3


Per te Christe redemptor omnium, supplices te rogant, populi tui, defende quaesumus ab insidiis diaboli et quod ab eo commodum est libera.



Prayer 4


Per sacrum Christum Dominum nostrum eripias, robora et conserva te Deum a quodam universum mischief et vexata est sacra humanis spiritus saepe circa tuum sanctum coelum ibi sagittas volant in ea die die, et vincis unum spiritus mali contra omnes angeli boni, et chuhamationes angelorum contaminant ut vos debent omnia nostra desideria; et sanctus locus superioris coelum.



Prayer 5


Sancte Michael Archangele in eorum custodias nuntiat mihi dum ut tunc pervenire ad sanctum coelum, et spiritus te occurrerem ambulans per viam in diebus dominicos saeculo illo, et in praesentia Dei; et te in semetipso; habet invocavit deus omnium spirituum mundi atque omnes virtutes eius per nomen tuum et omnes sanctos angelos Dei per nomen sanctum Dei sancte Michael Archangel, ut ibi mitte me principatibus et potestatibus’, et ducibus saepe beleigerium satanae arbitrum debemus omnes malos crudelitate, et victoria super eos ignominiam vincat.



Prayer 6


Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat.


Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae.


Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.


Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio.


Ora pro nobis ad Dominum.


Alleluia.

Latin Prayer For Exorcism

Latin prayers for exorcism are the traditional language used to dispel evil spirits and cast them out of a person’s body. Latin is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church and is used in Christian liturgy and prayer. The Latin word exorcism means “to drive out” or “to deliver from.”

Exorcism is practiced by many religions, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In each religion, exorcism has a different meaning and purpose. In Christianity, exorcism is used to rid people of evil spirits who have taken control of their bodies. In Jewish traditions, an exorcist is someone who has been trained to perform rituals that will protect him from evil forces throughout his lifetime.

Latin prayers for exorcism are used to drive out demons and other evil spirits from a person or place. The Catholic Church uses them in official exorcisms, but they’re also part of many religious traditions.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common Latin prayers for exorcism.

In the Catholic Church, exorcism is a ritual performed by priests to help people who are thought to be possessed by evil spirits. The ritual is based on the belief that demons and other evil entities can possess humans and make them act in ways they normally wouldn’t—and it’s up to the priest to expel those spirits.

Before performing an exorcism, the priest must first determine whether or not there is truly something supernatural going on. This requires extensive investigation and research into the individual’s history, as well as consulting with other priests and medical professionals who may have experience in dealing with similar cases. If it is determined that this is a possession, then an exorcism can proceed.

Exorcisms are generally done in private and away from public view as much as possible. They are not intended to be shows or put on for entertainment purposes; rather, they are meant to be solemn rituals conducted with respect for both God and humanity.

Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person, or an area, they are believed to have possessed.

The word exorcism comes from the Greek words exorkizein (to bind by oath) and ekô (out). The Greek word was used in the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible in 1 Samuel 28:3.

The Hebrew term for “evicting” or “casting out” evil spirits is mazzaloth which means “to cast out”.

How To Perform An Exorcism Prayer

The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel usually refers to one specific Catholic prayer to Michael the Archangel, among the various prayers in existence that are addressed to him. It falls within the realm of prayers on spiritual warfare. From 1886 to 1964, this prayer was recited after Low Mass in the Catholic Church, although not incorporated into the text or the rubrics of the Mass. Other prayers to Saint Michael have also been officially approved and printed on prayer cards.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel by Pope Leo XIII:

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safe guard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world seeking for the ruin of souls. Amen

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In the Leonine Prayers

In 1886, Pope Leo XIII added a Prayer to Saint Michael[1] to
the Leonine Prayers, which he had directed to be prayed after Low
Mass two years earlier.[2]

Sancte Míchael Archángele,
defénde nos in próelio;
contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto praesídium.
Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur,
tuque, Prínceps milítiae caeléstis,
Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos,
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,
divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde.
Amen.[3]

Blessed Michael, archangel,
defend us in the hour of conflict.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil
(may God restrain him, we humbly pray):
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God thrust Satan down to hell
and with him those other wicked spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.[4]

The English translation which was used in Ireland is quoted in James
Joyce’s novel Ulysses.[5] Variant English
translations include: “Holy Michael”, “Saint Michael”,
“defend us in battle”, “malice and snares”, “may God
rebuke him”, “thrust into hell”, “all evil spirits”,
“prowl about the world seeking the ruin”, and “roam throughout
the world seeking the ruin”.[6][7][8]

The prayer’s opening words are similar to the Alleluia verse
for Saint Michael’s feasts on 8 May and 29 September in the Roman
Missal of the time, which ran:[9]

Sancte Michael,
defende nos in proelio
ut non pereamus
in tremendo iudicio.

Saint Michael,
defend us in battle
that we might not perish
at the dreadful judgment.

History[edit]

Pope
Leo XIII

The ‘Leonine Prayers’ originated in 1884, when Pope Leo XIII ordered
certain prayers to be said after Low Mass, in defense of the independence of
the Holy See. God’s help was sought for a satisfactory solution to the loss of
the Pope’s temporal sovereignty, which deprived him of the independence
felt to be required for effective use of his spiritual authority.[2] The
prayer to St Michael described above was added to the Leonine Prayers in 1886.

The Pope’s status as a temporal leader was restored in 1929 by the creation
of the State of Vatican City, and in the following year, Pope Pius XI ordered
that the intention for which these prayers should from then on be offered was
“to permit tranquility and freedom to profess the faith to be restored to
the afflicted people of Russia”.[10]

The practice of reciting this and the other Leonine prayers after Mass was
officially suppressed by the 26 September 1964 Instruction Inter
oecumenici
 which came into effect on 7 March 1965.

Removing the obligation to recite this prayer (along with the three Hail
Marys, the Hail Holy Queen, and the prayer for the Church) after Low Mass did
not mean forbidding its use either privately or publicly in other
circumstances. Thirty years later, Pope John Paul II recommended its
use, saying:[11][12]

May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle that the Letter to the
Ephesians speaks of: “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his
might” (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same
battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St Michael the
Archangel
 (cf. Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had
this picture in mind when, at the end of the last century, he brought in,
throughout the Church, a special prayer to St Michael:

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly
pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust
into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin
of souls. Amen.”

Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone
not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the
forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.

— Pope John Paul II, Regina Caeli, 24 April 1994

On 29 September 2018, Pope Francis asked Catholics everywhere to
pray the Rosary each day during the following month of October and to
conclude it with the ancient prayer “Sub tuum praesidium” and the
Leonine prayer to Saint Michael. He asked them “to pray that the Holy Mother
of God place the Church beneath her protective mantle: to preserve her from the
attacks by the devil, the great accuser, and at the same time to make her more
aware of the faults, the errors and the abuses committed in the present and in
the past, and committed to combating without any hesitation, so that evil may
not prevail”.[3]

A month earlier, Pope Francis called more generically to “a penitential
exercise of prayer and fasting” in view of scandals concerning Catholic
Church sexual abuse cases.[13]

Exorcism Prayer

A quite different prayer to Saint Michael was included in an exorcism
formula published in the 1890−1891 edition of Acta Sanctae Sedis for
use by bishops and by those priests authorized to perform exorcisms. To any of
these who devoutly recited the formula daily Pope Leo XIII granted on 18 May
1890 a partial indulgence on each day and a plenary indulgence
whenever they did so for a whole month.

This “Exorcism against Satan and the apostate angels” (Latin: Exorcismus
in Satanam et angelos apostaticos
) opens with some verses from the Psalms and
then presents a long prayer to Saint Michael followed immediately by the actual
prayer of exorcism, which began with a series of ten conjurations.[14][15]

The exorcism formula, with its incorporated prayer to Saint Michael, wasinserted into the 1898 edition of the Roman Ritual.[16]

The 1890 prayer to Saint Michael

Latin text[14]

English
translation[17]

Princeps gloriosissime caelestis militiae, sancte Michael
Archangele, defende nos in proelio et colluctatione, quae nobis adversus
principes et potestates, adversus mundi rectores tenebrarum harum, contra
spiritualia nequitiae, in caelestibus.

O glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly
host, defend us in battle, and in the struggle which is ours against the
principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against spirits of evil in high places (Eph 6:12).

Veni in auxilium hominum, quos Deus creavit
inexterminabiles, et ad imaginem similitudinis suae fecit, et a tyrannide
diaboli emit pretio magno.

Come to the aid of men, whom God created immortal, made in
his own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of
the devil (Wisdom 2:23–24, 1 Cor 6:20).

Proeliare hodie cum beatorum Angelorum exercitu proelia
Domini, sicut pugnasti contra ducem superbiae Luciferum, et angelos eius
apostaticos: et non valuerunt, neque locus inventus est eorum amplius in
coelo. Sed proiectus est draco ille magnus, serpens antiquus, qui vocatur
diabolus et satanas, qui seducit universum orbem; et proiectus est in terram,
et angeli eius cum illo missi sunt.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the
holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels,
Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was
there a place for them any longer in Heaven. But that cruel, that ancient
serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was
cast into the abyss with all his angels (Rev 12:7–9).

En antiquus inimicus et homicida vehementer erectus est.
Transfiguratus in angelum lucis, cum tota malignorum spirituum caterva late
circuit et invadit terram, ut in ea deleat nomen Dei et Christi eius,
animasque ad aeternae gloriae coronam destinatas furetur, mactet ac perdat in
sempiternum interitum.

Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of man has taken
courage, Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the
multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name
of God and of his Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition
souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.

Virus nequitiae suae, tamquam flumen immundissimum, draco
maleficus transfundit in homines depravatos mente et corruptos corde;
spiritum mendacii, impietatis et blasphemiae; halitumque mortiferum luxuriae,
vitiorum omnium et iniquitatum.

This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the
venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of
lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of
every vice and iniquity.

Ecclesiam, Agni immaculati sponsam, faverrimi hostes
repleverunt amaritudinibus, inebriarunt absinthio; ad omnia desiderabilia
eius impias miserunt manus.

These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with
gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have
laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions (Lam 3:15).

Ubi sedes beatissimi Petri et Cathedra veritatis ad lucem
gentium constituta est, ibi thronum posuerunt abominationis et impietatis
suae; ut percusso Pastore, et gregem disperdere valeant.

In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of
the most blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world,
they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous
design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.

Adesto itaque, Dux invictissime, populo Dei contra
irrumpentes spirituales nequitias, et fac victoriam.

Arise then, O invincible prince, bring help against the
attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and bring them the victory.

Te custodem et patronum sancta veneratur Ecclesia; te
gloriatur defensore adversus terrestrium et infernorum nefarias potestates;
tibi tradidit Dominus animas redemptorum in superna felicitate locandas.

The Church venerates thee as protector and patron; in thee
holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of this world
and of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in
heavenly beatitude.

Deprecare Deum pacis, ut conterat satanam sub pedibus
nostris, ne ultra valeat captivos tenere homines, et Ecclesiae nocere.

Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under
our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in
captivity and harm the Church.

Offer nostras preces in conspectu Altissimi, ut cito
anticipent nos misericordiae Domini, et apprehendas draconem, serpentem
antiquum, qui est diabolus et satanas, ac ligatum mittas in abyssum, ut non
seducat amplius gentes.

Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that
they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the
dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make
him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

The 1902 prayer to Saint Michael

In 1902, a year and a half before the death of Pope Leo XIII, a new edition
of the Roman Ritual considerably shortened the exorcism
formula as a whole and in particular the prayer to Saint Michael within it.[18]

Latin text[19]

English
translation[20]

Princeps gloriosissime caelestis militiae, sancte Michael
Archangele, defende nos in proelio adversus principes et potestates, adversus
mundirectores tenebrarum harum, contra spiritalia nequitiae, in caelestibus.

St. Michael the Archangel, illustrious leader of the
heavenly army, defend us in the battle against principalities and powers,
against the rulers of the world of darkness and the spirit of wickedness in
high places.

Veni in auxilium hominum, quos Deus ad imaginem
similitudinis suae fecit, et a tyrannide diaboli emit pretio magno.

Come to the rescue of mankind, whom God has made in His
own image and likeness, and purchased from Satan’s tyranny at so great a
price.

Te custodem et patronum sancta veneratur Ecclesia; tibi
tradidit Dominus animas redemptorum in superna felicitate locandas.

Holy Church venerates you as her patron and guardian. The
Lord has entrusted to you the task of leading the souls of the redeemed to
heavenly blessedness.

Deprecare Deum pacis, ut conterat Satanam sub pedibus
nostris, ne ultra valeat captivos tenere homines, et Ecclesiae nocere.

Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down under our
feet, so as to keep him from further holding man captive and doing harm to the
Church.

Offer nostras preces in conspectu Altissimi, ut cito
anticipent nos misericordiae Domini, et apprehendas draconem, serpentem
antiquum, qui est diabolus et Satanas, et ligatum mittas in abyssum, ut non
seducat amplius gentes. Amen.

Carry our prayers up to God’s throne, that the mercy of
the Lord may quickly come and lay hold of the beast, the serpent of old,
Satan and his demons, casting him in chains into the abyss, so that he can no
longer seduce the nations. Amen.

In 1999, the Holy See issued a revised version of its Rite of
Exorcism
. In its “supplication and exorcism that may be used in
special circumstances affecting the Church”, it includes, for optional
use, the 1902 prayer to Saint Michael and also allows it to be replaced by
another prayer better known by the people (pp. 76−77). It includes the
1886 (Leonine Prayers) text as one of the “supplications that the faithful
can use in their struggle against the powers of darkness” (p. 83).
The 1890 prayer is not included.[21]

Historical context

Saint
Michael fighting the dragon (miniature from the Book of Hours of the Knight
Étienne)

The 1890 text was composed and published twenty years after the capture
of Rome had deprived the Pope of the last vestige of his temporal
sovereignty. The papal residence at the Quirinal Palace had been
converted into that of the King of Italy. In the view of Anthony Cekada,
that situation explains the phrases: “These most crafty enemies have
filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the
Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred
possessions”; and “In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up
the See of the most blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the
world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the
iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be
scattered.” Cekada considers that the omission of these phrases from the
1902 revision of the text reflected improved relations between the Holy See and
the Kingdom of Italy.[22]

Unauthorized use

On 29 September 1985, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote to Catholic Ordinaries,
recalling the need to maintain the canonical norm that exorcisms are to be
performed only by select priests who have been authorized by the local
Ordinary, and that it is therefore illicit for other Catholics to use the
formula of exorcism against Satan and the fallen angels, extracted from the one
published by order of Pope Leo XIII, still less to use the integral text of
this

 

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