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The Knights of Saint Benedict


The Knights of Saint Benedict is a Catholic Lay Deliverance Team. Is the group limited to lay persons only?

No, it isn’t. Members of KSB is open to the laity and religious alike. KSB is described as a Catholic Lay Deliverance Team to stress the following:


The team is loyal to the Pope, to the Catholic Church and its teachings. It is created with aim of helping the Church, the priests and ordinary ministers of the Church in evangelization and in promoting the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Doctrines among the families and individuals, and not to compete nor to declare independence from the Church. KSB team condemns heresy and apostasy. Members of KSB are defenders of the Catholic Faith.

The ways, prayers, sacramentals, study materials and sources are of Catholic in origin, nature and content, and based on what the Church recommends and promotes.


The team is composed by a majority of “Lay Persons”, and currently being led by a lay (a Lay Carmelite). The prayers and actions of the team members are of lay, as the Church defines clearly the limitations of the laity especially in the ministry of Healing, Deliverance and Exorcism. The term “Lay” here is expanded to all non-ordained ministers, that is, to include also the Religious. KSB recognizes the special authority and faculty that rests upon the ordained ministers of the Church. Thus, the team has also several ordained priests on list as Prayer Warriors.


The team prays the deliverance (simple exorcism) prayers with emphasis that it is not a “solemn” exorcism, a sacramental rite reserved only to the Catholic Bishops and their delegated exorcist-priests.

KSB promotes the ministry of Healing and Deliverance as a team, a Christian community of believers who stands for God, and continues the ministry of Christ by virtue of membership to the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism. For KSB, working as a team is crucial and of great importance.

What composes the team of Knights of Saint Benedict?

  1. Spiritual Adviser – a priest appointed to pastor the group and the members; He administers the Holy Sacraments for the spiritual growth of each member;
  2. Core Members (18 years of age and up) – one who actively leads in the visitation of the sick, families & household;
  3. Prayer Warriors (any age, as long as he/she prays) – one who commits to pray for the intention of Healing and Deliverance of the persons, families, households, and for the safety and protection of the entire deliverance team; may either stay in place or accompany a core member who leads the group (only 18 y.o. and up may accompany a core member);

What must an active member of the Knights of Saint Benedict be?

  1. Must be a faithful Catholic.

Since the team is a Catholic Deliverance team, basic requirement is that, an active member must be a faithful Catholic, which means, one who is a baptized Catholic, faithful to the Catholic Church (Magisterium) and frequents the Holy Sacraments (if married, marriage must be solemnized in the Church).

  1. Must be an active member of any Catholic community, group or organization.

Membership in any Catholic community is a must to ensure that each member is backed by his/her own community in terms or prayer and Christian formation. While KSB members share and discuss among themselves the Holy Scripture, Catechism and Doctrine of the Church, a member’s own local group and community will be best to provide the needed Christian formation for his/her own spiritual growth, needless to say, that each member’s community has its own Spiritual Adviser in the person of their Parish Priest who can best guide them.

  1. Must be willing to devote time in study, in prayer, in household & family visitation (for the sick and the infested).

Studying what the Catholic Church teaches, and the stand of the church on various issues especially related to healing, deliverance & exorcism, Blessed Virgin Mary, angels and saints, souls in purgatory, occultism, heresy and apostasy against the church, New Age beliefs, etc. is a must for all active members of the KSB. Equipped with knowledge and information, all of Catholic sources, a member may be able to at least defend himself and the church from lies, and come out with best assessment and decisions given a specific scenario.

An active member is expected to possess a stamina and love for prayer, as this should be understood as an effective way to commune with God, who is the author of Life and the real enemy of death & darkness.

Every active member must have the passion and apostolate to visit the sick and the oppressed, in order to serve the purpose of the healing and deliverance team.

The Home of a Member of Knights of Saint Benedict:

  1. has St.Benedict Medal or St.Benedict Cross on front door (and optional, in every room and back door);
  2. has a neat altar with Crucifix, image of the Blessed Virgin Mary (preferably with other favourite saints and Holy Family), enthroned with a Catholic Bible;
  3. blessed and enthroned with the image of Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, thus, consecrated to the Sacred Heart, to the Immaculate Heart and toSt. Josephas the silent head of the family;
  4. free from any occultic and New Age objects, lucky charms, etc.;
  5. regularly being blessed by parents or any head of the family using Catholic prayer of blessing and deliverance

What must be the regular activities of an active KSB member?

DAILY activities:

  1. Morning Prayer (or Breviary) (with special intentions for the souls, for healing and for deliverance);
  2. Holy Mass (if able);
  3. Holy Rosary;
  4. Readingand Reflecting on the Gospel / Lectio Divina;
  5. 3PM Prayer to the Divine Mercy;
  6. 6PM Angelus Prayer;
  7. Evening and Night Prayer (with special intentions for the souls, for healing and for deliverance).

WEEKLY activities:

  1. Special Holy Masses on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (if able);
  2. Regular SundayMass

MONTHLY activities:

  1. First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Holy Mass & Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament if able, preferably overnight);
  2. First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Holy Mass)
  3. Holy Sacrament of Reconciliation;

ANNUAL celebration of the feast (memorial) of St.Benedict is to be observed by enjoining all members to pray the Novena to St.Benedict from July 2 to 10, and hear Holy Mass on July 11 in honour of the saint.

OTHER regular activities must include studies of the Scripture, Catechism of the Catholic Church, lessons on Healing and Deliverance, and other Christian formation materials that maybe required by each own member’s religious community. Novena prayer to the saints is also being encouraged.

Who are the regular recipients of prayers of the members of Knights of Saint Benedict?

  1. The Pope (Magisterium);
  2. The Bishops and Cardinals;
  3. All the Catholic Clergy;
  4. All Religious Orders, Congregations, Apostolates, etc.;
  5. The KSB Spiritual Adiver;
  6. All KSB members and prayer warriors;
  7. The souls in purgatory (including souls of the aborted and miscarried babies);
  8. The sick, the dying, the poor, the oppressed and the infested (physical, psychological, emotional, moral, spiritual);
  9. All families (sanctification of families, parents & children to Jesus and Mary);
  10.  Own-self, own families, relatives and love-ones, friends and benefactors;

What are the devotions being promoted by KSB?

Catholic devotions help us in our Spiritual journey, that is, a journey towards holiness where each member of the church is called. The following are being promoted and every member is being encouraged to participate (but not limited to the following):

  1. Devotion to Saint Benedict – as the name of the team implies;
  2. Marian Devotions. – e.g. Lady of Fatima, Lady of Lourdes, Lady of Guadalupe, Virgin of Manaoag, Mother of Perpetual Help, Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Lady of Mt.Carmel, etc.;
  3. Devotion to the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart) and to the Holy Family (with St.Joseph);
  4. Devotion to Holy Angels and Saints (St.Michael the archangel, St.Padre Pio, St.Gemma Galgani, St.John Marie Vianney, St.Therese of Child Jesus, St.Francis, etc.);
  5. Devotion and Novena to the Holy Spirit;
  6. Devotion to the Holy Cross of Jesus;
  7. Devotion to the Holy Wounds of Christ;
  8. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament

What are the sacramentals recommended by KSB? (not limited to the ff.)

  1. St.Benedict Medal (blessed/exorcised by a priest);
  2. St.Benedict Crucifix (preferably wooden Cross, blessed/exorcised by a priest);
  3. Brown Scapular (wool) (blessed and imposed by a priest);
  4. Images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Catholic Saints; Image of the Holy Family;
  5. Relics of the Saints;
  6. Holy Water / Exorcised Water;
  7. Blessed or Exorcised Salt;
  8. Blessed / Exorcised Oil (olive)

Witchcraft posing as fun games of fortune-telling

This is a set of “fortune-telling” kit surrendered to us by a family in Laguna on 2010 after a Deliverance prayer and a short catechism.
This kit is not just an ordinary set of indoor or family game. This was brought from Africa, containing African witchcraft ritual, animal bones, and stones. The game instructions include a step-by-step procedure on “How” and “When” to play it. The players should know the meaning of the objects’ appearance, colors, directions and positions. Among the promises of this witchcraft game are Romance & Fertility, Health and Prosperity. Anyone who engages in this kind may be infested by the evil curses and spells each item possesses. The family and children, deceived by this kind of game may sooner or later experience unexplained sickness and diseases, family trouble, accidents and violence. Members of the family may even start to feel tired in praying, or may even do away with praying totally, avoid hearing Masses, reading Holy Scriptures, and eventually abandoning their faith. Teens who are fascinated to this kind of games and rituals may soon experience lack of direction, obsession, depression, hallucination, diabolical oppression or worse, total demonic possession.

Cursed and occultic objects such as this must be voluntarily surrendered and renounced by the owners. Wrap them in cloth or paper that no other people may have a chance to touch it or read any (magical) words or prayers on it. A deliverance team must handle the object with great care as if handling objects with a very strong, harmful and deadly virus that kills people in an instant. With set of Deliverance prayers, the objects must be destroyed, burned and buried.

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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in Healing and Deliverance


Our Lady of Mount Carmel feastday, July 16

This picture of Our Lady of Mount Carmel above commemorates a famous event in Church history. She is shown here as she appeared in a vision to St. Simon Stock, General of the Carmelite Order (at right) on July 16, 1251 at Aylesford, England.
After giving St. Simon a scapular, she promised him and all the Carmelites that whoever died wearing that religious garment would be saved and would not suffer eternal fire. The prayer to our Lady of Mount Carmel below calls the scapular “thy venerable livery.”
O all-blessed, immaculate Virgin, ornament and glory of Mount Carmel, thou who dost look with most gracious countenance on those who have been clothed with thy venerable livery, look kindly also on me and take me under the mantle of thy maternal protection. Strengthen my weakness with thy might; enlighten the darkness of my heart with thy wisdom; increase in me faith, hope and charity. So adorn my souls with graces and virtues that it may always be dear to thy divine Son and thee. Assist me during life, comfort me in death with thy most sweet presence, and present me as thy child and faithful servant to the most Holy Trinity, that I may be enabled to praise and extol thee in heaven forever. Amen.
(This prayer is followed by the Hail Mary (3 times) and the Glory Be.)
The Carmelite order began in Mount Carmel in Palestine in the 12th century. It moved to Europe in response to persecution from Muslims in that region. Although the Carmelites soon flourished in England and Europe, in part under St. Simon’s leadership, the order still faced internal dissension as well as opposition from the secular clergy.
St. Simon prayerfully appealed to our Lady of Mount Carmel for help. In response she gave him the scapular promise mentioned above and instructed him to seek papal assistance for the order. Pope Innocent IV issued a letter of protection for the Carmelites from the Holy See in January 1252.
The Carmelites continued to spread their good work throughout such cities as Paris, Bologna, Cambridge and Oxford, building monasteries and teaching in universities. The order has continued to thrive in devotion to our Lady and our Lord up to this present day, as discussed in their website. Famous Carmelites include St. Theresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Saint John of the Cross.
In 1322, Pope John XXII issued a document known as a Papal bull in which he included a promise from Our Lady of Mount Carmel he received in an apparition to release worthy souls from purgatory on the Saturday after their death.
The church has since summed up what we now call the Sabbatine Privilege, based on this revelation. Those who follow these three conditions will be released from Purgatory by Our Lady’s intercession soon after their death, especially on a Saturday. You need to:
1) Wear the brown scapular devoutly, once you’ve been enrolled in the Scapular Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel.
2) Observe chastity according to your state in life.
3) Recite daily the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As this is a very long although quite beautiful prayer, with permission of a priest you can substitute either a) five decades of the rosary, b) abstinence from meat on Wednesdays and Saturdays or c) some other good work.
This all is not as formidable as it sounds! You’re enrolled or “invested” as they say once your scapular has been blessed and certain prayers have been said by a priest. (All priests have the authority to do this.) You do not need to have any further scapulars you may later wear blessed.
It is also important to note here that once enrolled, you share in the daily prayers and other spiritual benefits of the Carmelite Order. Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s scapular promise of salvation to St. Simon and the Carmelites can now apply to you as well!
Scapulars have been traditionally worn, as in St. Simon’s time, as a sleeveless outer garment covering the shoulders and one’s front and back as well. The scapular we use for this devotion, however, is much smaller, as in the example shown below.
It consists of two small pieces of cloth, traditionally wool, a couple of inches in length and width. These are connected by two strings so that the scapular can be worn over your head and under your clothes, with one square hanging on your chest and the other on your back.
We call the scapular a sacramental, that is to say a sacred sign (such as a blessing) or object (like the rosary or holy water) given us by the Church. Sacramentals “prepare us to receive grace and dispose us to cooperate with it,” according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC1670). It is important to note, however, that we play an important part in their effectiveness in our lives.
Many popes and other religious figures over the centuries have extolled the virtues of the brown scapular devotion. Still, they caution that, although our Lady of Mount Carmel promised that the scapular would protect us from eternal fire, wearing it in itself doesn’t guarantee our salvation.
The Most Rev. Kilian Lynch, a former prior general of the Carmelite Order, warned that the scapular was not “endowed with some kind of supernatural power which will save us no matter what we do or how much we sin.” As he put it, “Fidelity to the commandments is required by those seeking ‘the special love and protection of Our Lady'”.
The scapular is not to be worn as a substitute for leading a devout life of love and obedience to our Lord. This piece of cloth is not to be used as a kind of divine rabbit’s foot that will guarantee you Eternal Life no matter what you’ve done. If we abuse Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s scapular promise, we can’t count on her protection.
The good news, however, is that she, like her Son will help us with the graces we need for our salvation if we ask for her assistance with a sincere and contrite heart.
In 1917 during the apparitions at Fatima, Our Lady of Mount Carmel appeared to Sister Lucia holding the brown scapular. According to the famous visionary, who herself became a Carmelite nun, Our Lady wished everyone to wear it “because it is our sign of consecration to her Immaculate Heart.”
Along these lines, Pope Pius XII wrote in 1950 that the scapular should be “your sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which we are particularly urging in these perilous times.”
Thus, in wearing the brown scapular devoutly, in living in love and obedience to God, we join our hearts to Mary’s and thus, to her divine Son’s Sacred Heart as well!

Basic Catechism on the Alliance of the Two Hearts (Part 2)

(by Two Hearts Media organization for the Alliance of the Holy Family International)

1. Are there existing papal teachings on the Alliance of Two Hearts?

Yes. And we owe to His Holiness John Paul II the renewed interest on the theology of the Two Hearts. In 1985 alone, he dedicated twelve Angelus messages on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, culminating in a marvelous exhortation inviting us to unite with the “definite alliance” of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

2. Are there other popes in the past who promoted the Two Hearts in the Church?

Yes. Aside from John Paul II, Popes Pius IX, Pius X, Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII and Paul VI, did their share in promoting the Alliance of the Two Hearts.

3. What was Pius XI’s main contribution to the Two Hearts?

It was during Pius XI’s pontificate that a specific mandate was given to the Universal Church to practice the Two Hearts’ Communion of Reparation. This appeared in his encyclical: Miserentissimus Redemptor in 1928.

4. What was Pius XII’s main contribution to the Two Hearts?

Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Haurietis Aquas, mentioned the inseparable linkage of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He alluded to Mary, particularly to her spiritual maternity, as the most precious gift of the Sacred Heart and invited the Christian family and the whole human race to unite their devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus closely with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

5. What was Paul VI’s contribution to the Two Hearts?

Pope Paul VI transferred the Feast of the Immaculate Hearts of Mary from August 22nd to the Saturday of the 3rd week after Pentecost, the day after the Feast of the Sacred Heart, thus ending the liturgical dissociation and starting a structural and liturgical correlation – a joining of the Two Hearts into Alliance.


1. Are there Scriptural bases for the Alliance of the Two Hearts?

Yes. The Alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary is well-founded in Scriptures both in the Old and New Testaments.

2. What are the bases of the Alliance of the Two Hearts in the Old Testament?

In Genesis 3:3, the covenant was offered to Adam and Eve. It was renewed through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. But the Israelites were never faithful. In Ezekiel 36:24 and Jeremiah 31:31-33, God made known His wish to establish a new covenant with His people. He promised to give them a new spirit and a new heart. With this heart, renewed in spirit, the covenant will reach its perfection.

3. What are the bases of the Alliance of the Two Hearts in the New Testament?

In Luke 1:26-38, God’s new covenant with man began in the person of Mary who represents humanity. The covenant was manifested at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12) when Jesus gave the choicest wine to humanity through the intercession of Mary who resounded the formula of the old covenant “Do whatever He tells you” (John 2:5, cf. Exodus 18:19). It was during the passion and death of Jesus that Simeon’s prophecy was fulfilled (Luke 2:35). The same alliance was sealed at the foot of the cross in Calvary when Mary was named the Mother of the Disciple, Mother of the Church (John 19:34).

4. Is there any biblical reference which shows the union of Jesus and Mary as persons?

As persons, Jesus and Mary are united in and through the Will of the Father. The “fiat” of both the Mother and the Son is very clear evidence of this union. Jesus uttered “Fiat voluntas tua” (Luke 22:42) and Mary answered God’s messenger “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum” (Like 1:38). These two Lucan texts show clearly that the Will of the Father is the meeting point of their union.

5. What place does the Alliance of the Two Hearts occupy in the Sacred Scriptures?

If the covenant is the core of the Scriptures, and Jesus and Mary personify the fulfillment of the covenant between God and man surpassing all previous covenants, then, the Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary occupy a central place in Sacred Scriptures.


Basic Catechism on the Alliance of the Two Hearts (Part 1)

(by Two Hearts Media Organization for the Alliance of the Holy Family International)

1. What is the Alliance of the Two Hearts?
The alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is the “covenant of love between God and Man. In the Old Testament, the covenant is between Yahweh and Israel. In the New Testament, God is represented by Jesus Christ while Man is represented by the Body of Christ, the Church, with the Virgin Mary as her “type”.

2. Why Heart?
The “Heart” is the symbol of the totality of the whole person. This usage is consistent with the Sacred Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church, even from the times of the Church Fathers. Thus, saying “Alliance of the Two Hearts” is the same thing as saying “Alliance of Jesus and Mary”.

3. What is Alliance?
“Alliance” is the English equivalent of “alleanza” which is also properly translated as covenant. “Covenant” is the word used to denote the pact that Yahweh had with His people Israel. It is the pledge of fidelity of God to His people and Israel’s promise of obedience to Yahweh.

4. What kind of Alliance exists between Jesus and Mary?
The kind of Alliance that exists between Jesus and Mary is the new, perfect and eternal covenant. Their Alliance is the new covenant of love promised by Ezekiel in the Old Testament (Ez. 36:25-28). Their love is centered on the perfect obedience to the will of the Father. This Alliance does not imply Mary’s equal status with Jesus. Instead, the proper understanding of this Alliance puts to clear light that Jesus is the sole Redeemer while Mary serves as the perfect model for humanity to cooperate with God’s work of redemption. The Alliance is the eternal spousal between Christ, the bridegroom, and the Daughter of Zion, the bride.

5. How essential is the Alliance of the Two Hearts to Christian Faith?
It can rightly be said that the Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is at the Core of Christian Faith. The two most essential Christian mysteries of Incarnation and Redemption are inconceivable without the cooperation of Jesus and Mary.

6. How is the Alliance of the Two Hearts demonstrated in the Incarnation?
To save mankind, the Second Person of the Trinity has to become man, born of a woman, and born under the law (Gal. 4:4-5). During the Annunciation, the moment Mary said her “fiat”, the incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity took place, thus, the encounter6 of the two “fiats” wherefore the Divine Word became “Son of Man” and Mary, the humble servant became the glorious “Mother of the Lord” (Luke 1:43).

7. How is the Alliance of the Two Hearts demonstrated in the Redemption? At the moment of the Passion and Death of Jesus?
Mary’s role as cooperator in the mystery of redemption is truly unique. From the moment of the angel’s Annunciation, to the presentation at the temple, to the losing and finding of Jesus, up to the wedding at Cana, the public ministry, the way to Calvary and at the foot of the cross, the profound and mysterious role of Mary was slowly unfolding. We see how this role is highlighted at the foot of the cross when Jesus Himself entrusted to Mary His beloved disciple who then represents all His followers, that is, the Church.

The Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary then is truly at the core of Christian faith and mysteries.


22nd Sacerdotal Anniversary of Rev.Fr. Virgilio Ramos

22nd Sacerdotal Anniversary Celebration of Fr.Vergs, our adviser for the Knights of Saints Benedict Healing and Deliverance team. He has been very supportive in the ministry especially in praying for the sick, the oppressed, the dying and the souls in purgatory.

Fr. Vergs is the Parish Priest of the Parish of the Holy Spirit located in Alido Subdivision, Malolos, Bulacan.

Fr.Vergs with his friend Fr.Abe, CRS (a Somascan priest and apologist), owner and administrator of the “”

EXORCISM PRAYER IN LATIN by Rev.Fr. Edgardo “Bing” Arellano

Courtesy of the Two Hearts Media Organization (THMO) and the Alliance of the Holy Family International (AHFI).

Protect the children and families.
Defend the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen. Exorcism Prayer Part 1 Exorcism Prayer Part 2