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May 16, 2010

3 Priest Who Sold Their Soul to the Devil

    I decided to post this after reading a lot of sexual scandals involving the Priest. The Catholic being accused of manipulating the news and trying to divert the issues. It made me think.. Is it safe for our little children to be with them? From L.A. times :  "The focus now is on Benedict," the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter wrote Friday in a strongly worded editorial on the scandal. "What did he know? When did he know it? How did he act once he knew?"
    Are they the devil in disguise? with that question in my mind , it really gives me an idea to search who is the famous member of the church who sold their soul to the devil.
     Here's the rumor of a well known member of the church believed to have turned to the ultimate evil to obtain their desire.

Pope Sylvester II
 (born c. 946 – May 12, 1003)

     Gerbert d'Aurillac was the first French . A very inteligent person in his time, he was a prolic scholar, teacher and a pope. He has a great  arabic knowledge of arithmetic, mathematics, astronomym inventor. He is credited with inventing the hydraulic organ, pendulum clock. He also wrote books on mathematics, natural science, music, theology and philosophy.  Pope Sylvester II reintroduce the the abacus and armillary sphere to Europe that almost forgotten since the end of the Greco-Roman era.
     Upon his death, rumors began to fly that his great intelligence ,  his inventive genius – was the result of a pact with the devil. This was most likely due to his regular contact with great scientific minds in the Arab world and his brave attempts to root out simony in the Church.

Urbain Grandier
 (1590 in Bouère, Mayenne – 18 August 1634 in Loudun)
     Father Urbain Granadier was a French Catholic priest who was burned at the stake after being convicted of witchcraft. He served as priest in the church of Sainte Croix in Loudun, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Poitiers.  Ignoring his vow of priestly celibacy, Urbain Grandier is known to have had sexual relationships with a number of women and to have acquired a reputation as a philanderer. In 1632, a group of nuns from the local Ursuline convent accused him of having bewitched them, sending the demon Asmodai, among others, to commit evil and impudent acts with them. At his trial, the judges, after torturing the priest, introduced documents purportedly signed by Grandier and several demons as evidence that he had made a diabolical pact. They were written backwards in Latin and even included the signature of Satan himself. Below is the image of the pact.

 The text of the pact read as follows:

We, the influential Lucifer, the young Satan, Beelzebub, Leviathan, Elimi,
and Astaroth, together with others, have today accepted the covenant pact
of Urbain Grandier, who is ours. And him do we promise
the love of women, the flower of virgins, the respect of monarchs, honors, lusts and powers.
He will go whoring three days long; the carousal will be dear to him. He offers us once
in the year a seal of blood, under the feet he will trample the holy things of the church and
he will ask us many questions; with this pact he will live twenty years happy
on the earth of men, and will later join us to sin against God.
Bound in hell, in the council of demons.
Lucifer Beelzebub Satan
Astaroth Leviathan Elimi
The seals placed the Devil, the master, and the demons, princes of the lord.

Baalberith, writer.sources: wikipedia , shanmonster
St. Theophilus of Adana
       Theophilus was the archdeacon of Adana, Cilicia which is part of modern Turkey. He was unanimously elected to be a bishop, but turned the position down out of humility. Another man was elected in his stead. When the new bishop unjustly deprived Theophilus of his position as archdeacon, Theophilus regretted his humility and sought out a wizard to help him contact Satan. In exchange for his aid, Satan demanded that Theophilus renounce Christ and the Virgin Mary in a contract signed with his own blood. Theophilus complied, and the devil gave him the position as bishop.

      Years later, fearful for his soul, Theophilus repented and prayed to the Virgin for forgiveness. After forty days of fasting, the Virgin appeared to him and verbally chastised him. Theophilus begged forgiveness and Mary promised to intercede with God. He then fasted a further thirty days, at which time Mary appeared to him again, and granted him Absolution. However, Satan was unwilling to relinquish his hold over Theophilus, and it was a further three days before Theophilus awoke to find the damning contract on his chest. He then took the contract to the legitimate bishop and confessed all that he had done. The bishop burned the document, and Theophilus expired, out of sheer joy to be free from the burden of his contract.

source: wikipedia





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