Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti PhD DMin is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse and a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America. He is a licensed psychologist and has been the Chief Exorcist of the Archdiocese of Washington for over 13 years. He is the author of many books and articles, particularly on priestly formation and spirituality. He currently heads the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal, whose ministry involves exorcisms, deliverance praying and the support and renewal of priestly spirituality.

Articles By Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

Exorcist Diary: Satan the Great Accuser

“Sometimes in exorcisms, we directly experience ‘The Great Accuser.’ Demons may call out our failings. They taunt me when I make mistakes.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti


Exorcist’s Diary: A Parent’s Prayer

“One of the most common requests we receive is from parents who are distraught over their child’s serious problems…In addition to promising our fervent prayers, St. Michael Center has composed a prayer for parents to offer.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti


Exorcist Diary: Demons Cast Out By the Saints

“The three consecutive days of intensive exorcism sessions were focused on and filled with hours of invoking the saints. Again and again, the demons shouted, “Not that name! Not that name!” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti


Exorcist Diary: Demons Loosed on Halloween

“We used the strongest deliverance prayers we had as well as holy water and other blessed objects. We did our best, but she was assaulted by demons throughout the night. It was pretty ugly.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti


Exorcist Diary: Satan’s Spirit of Rebellion

“A spirit of rebellion predates the Garden of Eden. Satan and his angelic followers were the first to rebel. The Evil One has been fomenting rebellion and chaos ever since.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti


Exorcist Diary: Demons Tortured by St. Michael Prayer

“I noted especially David’s comment about the St. Michael prayer: it frightens demons, causes them intense pain, and they scream in agony. I will be more diligent in using this prayer in our future exorcism sessions.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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