possessed by demons

April 29, 2017

In 1632, Sister Jeanne Agnes and sixteen nuns of the Ursuline convent, allegedly possessed by demons, threw convulsions, used abusive language, exposed their female parts and made sexual gestures at visiting priests. Father Jean-Joseph Surin exorcised these demons by inviting them into his own body. He became mentally unstable as a result. He inflicted injuries on himself and attempted suicide. Later describing his plight he said he was unable to understand what had happened to him when the unknown spirit entered his body. He got the feeling that he had two souls and that the alien soul constituted a second personality.

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