Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ghosts and Exorcists

From Patti Armstrong:
Fearful that her deceased ex-husband was haunting her, a woman went to see Fr. Vincent Lampert, the exorcist for the diocese of Indianapolis, Indiana. Ever since her ex-husband’s death, there were strange goings-on in his old favorite room. 
The woman lived alone so when she found furniture moved around, there was no one to blame.  It was especially unnerving that an old wedding picture kept showing up on a table.  She would put it away only for it to later show up on the table again—sometimes face up, sometimes face down. The marriage had ended because of infidelity.  When the man announced he was leaving for another woman, the wife had told him: “Rot in hell!”
Time passed and the man developed a terminal illness.  Before his death, he repented of the adultery and asked for his wife’s forgiveness. “Rot in hell!” was her response.  She had no intention of forgiving him for the intense pain he had caused her and for destroying their marriage. But now, after his death, it seemed he was making his presence known to his ex-wife.  Was he haunting her out of revenge?  Or was he actually in hell now and somehow punishing her?

After assessing the situation, Fr. Lampert believed that the man was in purgatory and in need of prayers. God was allowing him to make his presence known to his ex-wife.  “I convinced her to forgive him,” Fr. Lampert said. “I prayed for him together with her and everything stopped.” (Read more.)

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