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Scary story about the power of the Rosary March 11, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Our Lady, sanctity, shocking, sickness, Society, Tradition, Victory, Virtue.

Thanks to reader TB for the link, but this is a powerful but disturbing story regarding the power of the Rosary.  It regards notorious Florida serial killer Ted Bundy.  Some people are so far lost in sin they become dominated by evil, but Our Lord, through Our Lady, has power over them:

At 3: 00 am on January 15 Bundy entered the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University and murdered two girls before heading off to search for more victims. When he entered a third girl’s room with a bat for a weapon, he saw a rosary clutched in her hand, dropped the bat and fled.

Later the girl told authorities that before she left for college she had promised her grandmother that she would pray the rosary every night for protection, even if she fell asleep in the process. This is what she had done that night, and she was still holding the rosary when the murderer entered her room. Bundy later confessed to over thirty murders.

Father Joseph M. Esper says in his book With Mary to Jesus, “Ironically, when Ted Bundy was on death row, awaiting execution for his crimes, he asked Monsignor Kerr to serve as a spiritual counselor, and the priest took the opportunity to ask about that terrible night. Bundy explained that when he entered the girl’s room, he had fully intended on murdering her; some mysterious power was preventing him.”

Father Esper adds, “And not only does it (the rosary) aid our own spiritual growth — it also undermines the kingdom of Satan. The famous Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth testified, ‘One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism, “Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end.”‘

Pray the rosary daily for protection and to defeat the forces of Satan!

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Pray the Rosary for many reasons, especially during Lent, but defeating satan is another very good reason to do so. We are locked in a spiritual combat. Our enemies are principalities and power, thrones and dominions, who in one irreversible, unimaginable act of pride rejected God’s Will and were cast out. If we receive the Sacraments (especially Confession) regularly, try to practice virtue, and avoid habits of sin, it is incredibly unlikely that demons or dark forces will gain any power over us. But for those who are lost in grave habits of sin, it is very, very possible.

We must do penance not only for ourselves, but for those lost in sin, too.  It is a vitally necessary work of spiritual mercy.



1. discipleofthedumbox - March 11, 2014

Reblogged this on The Unfinished Tales of a Hunt County Catholic and commented:
“The Rosary is my ally and a powerful ally it is.”

Seriously, that was a fantastic story concerning the power entrusted to our Lady on our behalf. Who needs the Force? We have Christ and His blessed mother!

2. Adoration Rocks (@AdorationRocks) - March 11, 2014

Amazing story. Thank you!

3. TG - March 12, 2014

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. I almost fell asleep praying the rosary last night but I woke up to finish it.

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