Mirjana Dragicević-Soldo eludes to giving credence to Satan, in her book, ‘‘My Heart Will Triumph’’, by not giving any details about the day he appeared to her; “Although I rarely speak about the devil,” she says, “I can tell you with certainty that he exists.” In the early 80’s accounts were documented of that particular day.
It was the 14th February 1982, Mirjana was preparing for her daily apparition, when suddenly Satan appeared to her in disguise. He tried to lure Mirjana into following him and renouncing Our Lady, offering to make her happy in life and in love, by trying to convince her that her life following Our Lady will only bring misery and suffering.
Mirjana rejected him and in an instant Our Lady appeared and Satan disappeared. Our Lady said;
“Excuse me for this, but you must realise that Satan exists.
One day he appeared before the throne of God and asked permission to submit the Church to a period of trial.
God gave him permission to try the Church for one century.
This century is under the power of the devil; but when the secrets confided to you come to pass, his power will be destroyed.
Even now he is beginning to lose his power and has become aggressive.
He is destroying marriages, creating divisions among priests and is responsible for obsessions and murder.
You must protect yourselves against these things through fasting and prayer, especially community prayer.
Carry blessed objects with you.
Put them in your house, and restore the use of holy water.”
Some 36 years later, we are increasingly aware of satan’s cunningness, subtlety and powers of temptation and destructiveness. We do not know for definite when this century began, but we know that his powers will destroyed, with the fulfilment of Our Lady’s secrets.
Our Lady gives us the answer to protect ourselves from his luring, with fasting and prayer, wearing blessed objects and sprinkling Holy Water.
Lent is an appropriate time to practise renunciation as Our Lady has frequently called for her in messages. Let’s arm ourselves with prayer and fasting and wear blessed items and carry Holy Water with us to sprinkle everywhere we go to keep satan away.