There’s seems to be a super-early supernatural superabundance of frog eggs on Holy Souls Mountain at this time of year. If one were to step into the bits of “water” here and there, one would surely think that one has stepped into a huge bowl of tapioca. As I was putting this picture into the edit window of this post, last year’s film on exorcism, The Rite, came to mind. There are scenes with so very many frogs that an event involving a certain Pharaoh comes to mind.
I saw this film just some days before coming to Holy Souls Mountain. I was up in Washington, D.C. to get a military-issued visa for Israel and environs, which had been granted as a favor to the Custody of the Holy Land. The guys at the Embassy were great. As you know, that extended hermit foray into the Jordanian desert was not to be. While at the Custody in D.C., the vocation director, asking me quite strongly to join the Custody Franciscans, took me and the novices to see The Rite, which was actually pretty good. The image you see on in the uplayed video box on your screen is what I myself saw in helping with an exorcism in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Some horrific facial contortion, etc., etc., etc. No frogs, though. And I have nothing against frogs. On the contrary, I’m fascinated with anything like this, all that nature has to offer. This was just an association… I guess I was already thinking about that exorcism of years gone by.
And that brings to mind the exorcism series here at Holy Souls Hermitage blog. I’ve been neglecting it for some time now, though I thought some posts on destroying cursed objects, the exorcism of minors, and the epistemological capacity of someone undergoing an excorcism, or who is otherwise terribly harrased by Satan would be good to add to the list, bringing the number of posts in that series to 40. After those generalized tips are finished, perhaps a second series on the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the rite would be appropriate.
But let me ask this of you readers: in scrolling through this series, is there anything that you would like me to answer? Explain more? Comment on?
UPDATE: A comment came in just now on one of the articles in the series on exoricism, a comment that would be another idea for another article in the exorcism series: HERE.