"May the Holy Cross be my light / May the dragon never be my guide / Begone Satan / Never tempt me with your vanities / What you offer me is evil / drink the poison yourself.”
Evil truly exists among us. And what does Satan fear above all things? God himself. This is the holy symbol that visually represents the formula for exorcisms. The letters that make up the symbol, “Vade Retro, Satana”–Be Gone, Satan–are the first letters of each word in the exorcism prayer. They make up the formula that shatters the hold of evil on a person and sets them free.