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Vade Retro Satana

Vade retro satana (“Go back, Satan” or “Step back, Satan”) is a Medieval Catholic formula for exorcism, recorded in a 1415 manuscript found in the Benedictine Metten Abbey in Bavaria; its origin is traditionally associated with the Benedictines. In current Catholic tradition, the formula (sometimes reduced to the vade retro verse) is used to repel  Full Article…


St Anselm on the Aventine

St Anselm on the Aventine (In Italian: Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino) is a Roman Catholic church, monastery and college located on Cavalieri di Malta Square on the Aventine Hill in Rome’s Ripa rione. It is named in honor of Saint Anselm of Canterbury. History The buildings were designed by Hildebrand de Hemptinne and Fidelis von Stotzingen and built  Full Article…