The Official Rite of Exorcism in Catholicism

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P: For, somewhat as the rational soul
and the body compose one man,
so Christ is one Person who is both God and man;
All: Who suffered for our salvation,
who descended into hell,
who rose again the third day from the dead;

P: Who ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty,
from there He shall come to judge
both the living and the dead.
All: At His coming all men shall rise
again in their bodies,
and shall give an account of their works.

P: And those who have done good shall
enter into everlasting life,
but those who have done evil into everlasting fire.
All: All this is Catholic faith,
and unless one believes it truly and firmly
one cannot be saved.

P: Glory be to the Father
All: As it was in the beginning.

Here follows a large number of psalms which may be used by the exorcist at his discretion but these are not a necessary part of the rite. Some of them occur in other parts of the Ritual and are so indicated; the others may be taken from the Psalter. Psalm 90; psalm 67; psalm 69; psalm 53; psalm 117; psalm 34; psalm 30; psalm 21; psalm 3; psalm 10; psalm 12.

Prayer Following Deliverance


P: Almighty God,
we beg you to keep the evil spirit
from further molesting this servant of yours,
and to keep him far away,
never to return.
At your command, 0 Lord,
may the goodness and peace
of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Redeemer,
take possession of this man (woman).
May we no longer fear any evil
since the Lord is with us;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.

All: Amen.

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