On this seventh day of the novena in preparation for Pentecost we ask the Holy Spirit to help us dispel the darkness of error and doubt and during the our visit to Mary we renounce the Devil who is the author of all darkness.
Meditations read in front of the exposed Blessed Sacrament for our Daily Holy Hour at our Bloomington, Indiana friary.
A Month with Mary by Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo
Day #16: Renouncing the Demon
THE SOUL: I know that in holy Baptism I renounced the demon and I'm happy with that renunciation.The demon is so repulsive that I really would not want to make friends with him!
Yet so many times I've been overcome by his suggestions and by sinning I've preferred him to God himself. How awful is my ingratitude and how revolting is my foolishness!
The demon is a degraded being, he is a monster, without order, without happiness, without life! In his fall he didn't lose his natural qualities, but what are they worth? They are also the greatest torment fo