Miami Ghost Chronicles
The fear that a person can be taken over and possessed by a demon is a widely held religious belief around the world. These religions also offer different forms of exorcisms.
On September 16, 2016 in Rome, the internationally known exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, died. From 1986 until his death, he was head of the diocese of Rome. Amorth, together with other exorcists, founded the International Exorcist Association (AIE) in 1994, whose president he had been until 2000 and has been honorary president since then.
What Father Amorth was on an international level, Father Vincenzo Taraborelli is at the Italian level. Father Vincenzo Taraborelli is Carmelite and belongs to the Carmelite monastery on the Via della Conciliazione. He had been an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome along with Father Amorth for the past 27 years. He has now followed Amorth's footsteps as a de facto chief priest of the Pope's diocese.
Father Taraborelli offers regular consultations for exorcisms which are the Catholic rite of expelling evil spirits. An exorcist "must be accessible to everyone," says the Carmelite, and he is serious about it. Anyone who goes to the monastery website will find Father Taraborelli's office hours.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
Over the years I have had several ghost stories sent anonymously to me, and it's these quaint and subtle stories of hauntings that I find so fascinating, because you realize that ghosts make their prescence known in the most mundane of settings, and sometimes it's only in hindsight that we realize exactly what we were experiencing. I have excluded surnames and exact addresses in order to protect the privacy of families.