Know a priest that lives in Lafayette. He was originally from Pennsylvania and was at one time considered the authority on exorcisms. He originally became involved in exorcisms with an older priest who was searching for an apprentice to continue working these cases around the world. For 5 years he worked under this priest learning to perform exorcisms.
Later he returned to Louisiana and wrote a book on some of the experiences he witnessed. He escaped a murder attempt by a cult one night riding back on I-49 to his home in Lafayette. One night I had the pleasure of dinning with the former priest. I asked about some of the most powerful things he encountered. His hands were shaking talking about one account where a guy was possessed and did not want the demon to leave. The priest told me the guy began throwing books off the self at him (with his mind). Eventually the priest asked why he didn't want the demon gone and he replied, "why would I want to lose powers like this".
Father told me several other stories but that one stuck out and how these cults tried to kill him on 3 occasions. Today he lives in Lafayette and can't walk but each morning he prays at an alter in his bedroom that the devil doesn't find him. To hear a man in his 80's talk about this tripped me out. He also wrote a wonderful book about Charlene Richard (Church Point) and the miracle of Lourdes.
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