DEMON of temptations of the flesh, who played a prominent role in the LOUDUN POSSESSIONS in France in the 17th century. Isacaaron especially possessed and plagued the mother superior, JEANNE DES ANGES, and was blamed for her false pregnancy. The demon jumped from Jeanne into one of her EXORCISTs, Father JEAN-JOSEPH SURIN.

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  • Lactance, Father Gabriel — (d. 1634)    Franciscan priest who was a principal EXORCIST in the LOUDUN POSSESSIONS in France from 1630 to 1634. Father Gabriel Lactance earned the nickname of “Father Dicas” because he kept shouting, “Dicas, Dicas!” at URBAIN GRANDIER, the… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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