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Father Matteo of Agnone


In the picture: the exorcist Father Cipriano de Meo shows the stone that a man cast out during his liberation from devil, after several exorcisms, for intercession of Padre Matteo of Agnone.


Capuchin exorcist, Servant of God (+1616)

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us,
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us

God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,

Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony, save us
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,

Our Lady of Victory, Pray for us
Our Lady triumphant over all our enemies,
Our Lady of deliverance,
Our Lady of Consolation,
Our Lady, Queen of the Angels,

St. Michael, Pray for us
St. Joseph,
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists,
All ye holy Martyrs,
All ye saints exorcists,

Padre Matteo, friend of God,
Pray for us
Padre Matteo, Apostle of the Passion of Christ,
Padre Matteo, Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament,
Padre Matteo, lover of the Virgin Mary,
Padre Matteo, faithful son of St. Francis,
Padre Matteo, constant in the practice of corporal penance,
Padre Matteo, lover of angelic purity,
Padre Matteo, like Our Lord in thy obscurity,
Padre Matteo, terror of the evil spirits,
Padre Matteo, victorious in battle against evil,
Padre Matteo, our help in all adversities,
Padre Matteo, so great and so humble,
Padre Matteo, wonderful worker of miracles,
Padre Matteo, powerful exorcist,
Padre Matteo, great theologian,

From evil spirits, Padre Matteo deliver us
From the snares of the devil,
From all our enemies,
From all dangers,
From sickness,
From financial losses,
From family troubles,
From all temptations,
From all dangers of mind and body,
From anger, hatred, and every evil will,
From bad people,
From dangerous relationships,

O Lord, grant us peace, health and security

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

V. Intercede for us, Padre Matteo of Agnone, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray
O God, Who in Thy most merciful Providence didst call Thy faithful servant, Padre Matteo of Agnone, to a life of the most exalted sanctity in the very close imitation of Thy Divine Son, grant, we beseech Thee, that through his powerful intercession, we may persevere in following in the footsteps of this Thy servant until we breathe forth our souls to Thee as faithful followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Padre Matteo of Agnone was born in 1563 of pious parents who named him Prospero. The profoundly Christian education he received from them made him see God in all things.
He attended the University of Naples in the faculties of philosophy and medicine. The beauty of the Franciscan ideal shone in his mind. In this light, he preferred to become a Capuchin in order to better understand the truths of theology and to become a doctor of souls.
He did his novitiate at Sessa Aurunca, and then after a brief stay in the religious province of Naples, he joined the Capuchins of Foggia, distinguishing himself for his love of the divine Mercy and of the holy Virgin Mary whose Assumption of soul and body, he defended. He was a local superior and a provincial, and a learned and a public speaker. Our Lord gave him the gift of prophecy and of miracles.
He performed many cures at Agnone, at Vasto and at Serracapriola with just the sign of the Cross. He was also a powerful exorcist. Three months before he died he was assigned to the friary of Serracapriola and the friars received him with the hymn of the Te Deum. His life was accompanied by much physical sufferings which for him were a Constant motive for thanking God.
He died a saintly death on 31 October 1616. On 5 may 1751 he was recognized for the first time as a candidate for canonization by the Bishop of Larino. On 19 October 1978, the second recognition of his cause was put forth by the Bishop of San Severo, who on 1984 initiated the diocesan process. In 1996 the cause of beatification and canonization was introduced.


Nowadays at the contact with his tomb, people are delivered from satanic troubles and possessions. During exorcisms Satan reveals that padre Matteo “Is more dangerous after his death than before” and that he fears his cause of canonization.
In fact the tomb of a saint is a kind of
axis mundi, and hat of the Servant of God padre Matteo of Agnone is a sort of nuclear reactor against the devil. The whole church where he’s buried is an energy factory, where people can access divine energy through contact with the sacred remains of the saint and through his divinely effective intercession.
Sometimes a sick self leads to a sick body and a sick mind, so a pilgrimage (or a retreat) at the Padre Matteo’s tomb is a chance to recover from spiritual diseases.

Above: the tomb of Padre Matteo of Agnone.
At his contact many deliverances from devil take place.

Above: a woman reacts at the contact
of the tomb of P. Matteo, and the priest helps her.


For a picture, a biography, or to express gratitude and testify miracles, attributed to the Servant of God, write to:

Padre Cipriano de Meo (exorcist)

Convento Cappuccini
71016 San Severo (Foggia) Italy
Telephone 0039 08 82 24 13 36


For the glorification of the Servant of God Padre Matteo of Agnone, Capuchin.

Our Lady, thou are after Jesus our only hope. O Most Holy Virgin, whose merits have raised thee high above angel choirs to the very throne of the Eternal and whose foot crushed the head of the infernal serpent, deliver us from the wiles of Satan, and obtain us the glorification of the Servant of God Padre Matteo of Agnone, who proclaimed your assumption in body and soul to heaven, and the divine royalty of thy Son, Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.


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