As the exorcism progressed, one could see that the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament pained the devil most acutely. That was always something unbearable for him. How he spat and vomited! He twisted and raved at the blessing with the relic of the Cross. When ever the priest approached him with the cross and the prescribed words, "Look at the wood of the cross! Begone ye powers of hell! The lion of the tribe of Juda shall conquer," he acted terribly.
"Stop it, stop it, I cannot bear it, I cannot listen to it!" he seemed to say.
And when the exorcist approached him with the relic of the Cross hidden under his cassock, Satan became a raving maniac. "Begone, begone," he howled, "I cannot bear it. Oh, this is torture! It is unbearable!"
The intercession, "Mary, the Immaculate Conception," caused him fearful agony. When he was addressed, "I command you in the name of the Immaculate Conception, in the name of her who crushed the head of the serpent, he wilted and languished. Then he bloated up the woman's body, and suddenly relaxed as one stunned.