The Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is powerful in spiritual warfare for Roman Catholics who seek Mary as an important ally against demons. They hate the Blessed Mother and her name invocation drives them into panic. Satan has done everything in his power to discourage devotion to The Eternal Mother and instill hatred for her for two millennia. Marian dogmas and devotions stir the strongest reactions in those who reject the Church.
God revealed to Satan that his ultimate defeat will come from a woman, when he induced Adam and Eve into sin. Satan is on an annihilation rampage because he knows his time is expiring. He is afraid and angry, for he know the Blessed Mother will soon crush him. The weakness of Eve was replaced by the humble obedience of Mary to God which made her powerful beyond limits.
I present some excerpts from Warriors of St. Michael to contrast Mary to Lucifer:
Lucifer is the most perfect creature by nature; Mary is the most perfect creature by grace.
Lucifer corrupted himself by disobedience; Mary sanctified herself by obedience.
Lucifer wanted to be king, refusing to serve, and in the end became nothing; Mary wanted to be nothing, desiring to serve, and in the end was crowned Queen of Heaven.
The first star, Lucifer, fell from the angelic firmament; the second star, Mary, was elevated.
The first star that was spirit fell to the earth; the second star that was human ascended to heaven.
Lucifer did not want to accept the Son of God made man; the Blessed Virgin Mary welcomed him into her womb.
Lucifer is a spiritual being who ended up making himself worse than a beast (continuing spiritual); Mary is a human being that ended up becoming better that an angel (continuing human).
The Chief Rome exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, says the devil has admitted to him who he fears most: Jesus Christ, Mary, and Saint John Paul II. The exorcist once asked Satan: “why are you more afraid when I invoke Mary than when I invoke Christ?” “I am more humiliated to be defeated by a human creature than being defeated by him,” the devil told the exorcist. Pope John Paul II also scares Satan because the pope converted many young people and played a role in the downfall of communism.
“The devil and demons are many, and they exercise two powers over humankind – ordinary and extraordinary,” said Fr. Amorth. The ordinary power comprises tempting any person to distance him or her them from God and take the person to Hell. Satan exercises extraordinary powers when he focuses particularly on a person. These come in the form of diabolical possession; diabolical vexation such as with Padre Pio who was physically beaten by Satan; obsessions which can lead a person to desperation; and the occupation of a home, animal or object.
Young people seeking satanic sects, séances, and drugs are primary targets of extraordinary occurrences. Fr. Amorth claims that women outnumber men by three to one in extraordinary occurrences. Perhaps they are more spiritually tuned and are descendants of Eve, opined the exorcist. Young ladies, avoid satanic sects, séances and drugs!