People love a good ghost story. Maybe you’ve wondered if your house was haunted. Even if you haven’t, you’ve surely heard stories about ghosts or spirits showing up and causing weird things to occur while scaring people half to death.
After a series of callers to The Patrick Madrid Show told Patrick about odd phenomena that had happened in their homes, he explained that these occurrences can be caused by our imagination, a demonic influence, a soul that is manifesting itself in need of prayers, or there could be a natural explanation. Then he shared ways that we can respond to the presence of the evil one in our house.
Cyrus asked Patrick if having religious objects around your home could be a deterrent to demonic spirits. “Having religious images is always a good idea, because naturally it’s a way of putting entities on notice that you love God and you are seeking to be close to Him,” said Patrick. Whether or not it makes any real difference in repelling evil spirits is debatable, however.
Holy water and other sacramentals are a great deterrent. “It doesn’t have any magical properties but it is blessed and dedicated to God by the blessing of the priest. And countless saints have said that holy water does repel the evil one.” Patrick recommends that you bless yourself and your family with holy water, and sprinkle it around your home as well.
“It’s a reminder to them of our salvation in Jesus Christ,” he explained.
And it’s very important to have a priest come to bless your house or in extreme cases, an exorcist. Usually it’s as simple as asking your parish priest to come to your home to bless it. He will sprinkle holy water and pray with you, also reading from scripture.
If you are experiencing any disturbing or odd phenomena in your home, speak to your parish priest or local diocese for assistance!
Tune in to The Patrick Madrid Show weekdays at 8-11am CT only on Relevant Radio.