PART 16: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – How to Consecrate Your Home and Land as a Refuge

PART 16 OF A “VIRTUAL RETREAT” WITH FR. MICHEL RODRIGUE

 

Commentary by Fr. Michel Rodrigue :

You will need exorcised water and exorcised salt, which are even more potent against the enemy than blessed water and blessed salt. See below the prayers that the priest says over the elements.

[Click here for handout of the prayer of consecration.]

Published here with Fr. Michel Rodrigue’s permission

First and foremost, this is a prayer from your heart. You ask the Father through the Heart of Jesus because He has shed His blood for us on the Cross. Through the Intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, under the shadow of the Holy Spirit, you consecrate your home to the will of the Father for what He wishes to do with it. He will be the owner of your home now.

You do the same thing outside with your land. Say the same prayer for your land for the Lord to do with it as he wishes. The Lord has perfect knowledge of the geography of your property. Don’t worry. When you consecrate your land, it belongs to Him and will be under the protection of an angel. When the time comes for people to go into a refuge, no one will be able to enter it without the sign of the cross on their forehead, recognized by you and by the angel, at the front of your property.

When you have consecrated your land, your home, the refuge is protected by the holy angel of the Lord, not only the delineated space that you have consecrated, but all of your inhabitants in that area as well. This means that if someone comes to your home with the spirit of the devil, the devil will stay out. The person can enter, but the spirit will wait for her to return. It will not pass through.

You cannot consecrate someone else’s home because it has to be an act of their free will before the Father. The consecration must follow the heart. Everyone has the capacity to open their heart to the Father. He will respect their will. This is what we call the internal disposition of the heart to fulfill the will of the Lord.

Can you consecrate your home and land if your spouse isn’t a practicing Catholic? Yes, because you are the owner of the land and the home. And when the day comes, you will be happy that it is done.

When you are a renter, it means you can consecrate the space that belongs to you, but you cannot consecrate the land. You just consecrate the apartment where you are, and you will be protected.

You can consecrate a place where you don’t live, if you are the owner of the space, because this will be for the people of the Lord for the time when the Lord will shake this world.

Can a lay order be consecrated as a safe place? Yes, absolutely. But the order has to be willing to do this.

Is the consecration a single event or will there be a need to repeat. It is a single thing. When the Father touches something, I assure you, it is touched forever, unless a place is profaned. If there is a mortal sin on that land or in the home or refuge, it would it have to be reconsecrated. When a consecrated church is profaned by activities of mortal sin there, the bishop has to reconsecrate the church.

—Fr. Michel Rodrigue

The Blessing of Holy Water

“[Prior to Vatican II, when holy water [was] blessed, the priest reads several prayers, which included an exorcism of the salt and the water. An exorcism is the banishing of evil spirits. The Fathers of the Church teach us that when Satan caused the fall of our first parents he also obtained an influence over inanimate things intended for the use of man; and therefore, when any material object is to be devoted to the service of God, the Church often prescribes for it a form of exorcism, to free it from the power of the Evil One.

The prayers used in this ceremony are very beautiful, and express well the reasons for the use of holy water. Those said over the salt invoke the power of “the living God, the true God, the holy God,” that whosoever uses it may have health of soul and body; that the devil may depart from any place in which it is sprinkled; that whoever is touched by it shall be sanctified, and freed from all uncleanness and all attacks of the powers of darkness. The prayers said over the water are addressed to the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, that through the power of the Blessed Trinity the spirits of evil may he utterly expelled from this world and lose all influence over mankind. When God is besought to bless the water, that it may be effective in driving out devils and in curing diseases; that wherever it is sprinkled there may be freedom from pestilence and from the snares of Satan.

Then the priest puts the salt into the water in the form of a threefold cross, saying: “May this mingling of salt and water be made in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost”—after which another prayer is recited, in which God is asked to sanctify this salt and water, that wherever it shall be sprinkled all evil spirits shall be driven away and the Holy Spirit shall be present.” —Fr. Sullivan, Externals of the Catholic Church.

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