Diary of an Exorcist: “There is no love in hell…and the demons can’t stand it.”



The demons were screaming again and again, “Get him out of here!” They were not speaking about the exorcist, but about the possessed girl’s father. In the midst of her torment, while torrents of evil were spewing from her mouth, the father told his girl how much he loved her. His loving words tormented the demons as much as the Rite, perhaps more so.

There is no love in hell. They can’t stand it. I remember finishing up a particularly brutal exorcism some years ago. At the end, the possessed young woman was surrounded by her loving parents and very close friends. All loved her dearly and supported her throughout many painful and ugly months. At the end, the mother said, “You know why the demons finally left? They couldn’t take her being surrounded by so much love.”

Our team members sacrifice, fast and pray. Over the years we have become a tight-knit and well-trained exorcism team. But I am always grateful when someone who loves the afflicted person is also present. “More is wrought by love than by sacrifice.”

There is no love in hell. That is all there is in heaven.


 St. Michael’s Chaplet for Battle

Updated: Feb 14


One of our spiritual sensitives was being beaten up badly by demons. She said, “I was outnumbered and there were a lot of them!” Through the night, they screamed at her while she was repeatedly hit, choked and scratched. St. Michael mercifully came to her aid and gave her this prayer:


V. God defend us!

God have mercy! God reign

sovereign for all eternity!


R. Amen! Quis ut Deus?!


V. Amen! God defend us!

God have mercy! God reign

sovereign for all eternity!


(Repeat the last two paragraphs as necessary.)


In the midst of the torments, she repeatedly cried out the versicle and St. Michael himself gave the response, “Amen! Quis ut Deus?!” The demons screamed, “Nooooo! Stop them!” At times, she was wearing down but St. Michael encouraged her saying, “Pray strong.”

At dawn, the attacks finally ceased. She thanked St. Michael and asked him what to call the prayer. He said, “St. Michael’s Chaplet for Battle” and added, “It was for all to know.”

This is a “private revelation” and so it is not de fide. However, we have begun to use the prayer in some exorcism sessions with benefit. Its theological soundness is obvious.

Perhaps in the midst of life’s struggles, particularly when assaulted by evil spirits, this prayer would be a source of strength. I have no doubt that St. Michael himself would come swiftly to the petitioner’s aid.


*To see this and other deliverance prayers, download the app: “Catholic Exorcism.”