“Following is the colloquy between the “blessed exorcist” and the demons:
Question – How did you take possession of this man, and how many are you?
Answer of the Devils – We came into him for having spoken disrespectfully of the rosary. We are 15,000.
Question – Why did so many as 15,000 enter him?
Answer – Because there are fifteen decades in the rosary which he derided, etc.
Dominick – Is not all true I have said of the virtues of the rosary?
Devils – Yes! Yes! (They emit flames through the nostrils of the demoniac). Know all ye Christians that Dominick never said one word concerning the rosary that is not most true; and know ye further, that if you do not believe him, great calamities will befall you.
Dominick – Who is the man in the world the Devil hates the most?
Devils – (In chorus). Thou art the very man. (Here follow verbose compliments).
Dominick – Of which state of Christians are there the most damned?
Devils – In hell we have merchants, pawnbrokers, fraudulent bankers, grocers, Jews, apothecaries, etc., etc.
Dominick – Are there any priests or monks in hell?
Devils – There are a great number of priests, but no monks, with the exception of such as have transgressed the rule of their order.
Dominick – Have you any Dominicans?
Devils – Alas! alas! We have not one yet, but we expect a great number of them after their devotion is a little cooled.”
H. P. Blavatsky