The Hermit was destined to fill a void in the contemporary history of society: the struggle between God and evil. Which will be pronounced in favour of the Church. Although evil hides and presents itself as a protective angel, the Hermit shows it for what it is," says Palau.

Another Palautian composition is the Exorcistado y la influencia del mal. He made this separate edition. Addressed to the Fathers of the Roman Council -Vatican I- by the writing of the Hermit. In it, he expounds his thoughts on exorcism.  He refutes the opinion of those who do not share his thesis. He points out that there are many cases of possession of people by evil and its influence on society.. Greater than is commonly believed.

After describing the lamentable situation in which the possessed find themselves, he proposes the establishment of care centres for such patients: the victims. At the same time, he requests that the Church establish or reinstate exorcism as a permanent order in order to heal or relieve them. In this way, it will fight against the ravages caused by evil, both in people and in society. Such an objective is worthwhile!

Francisco Palau writes the pages signed by the editorial staff of the Ermitaño. In addition to those that explicitly bear his signature.

The weekly had nothing to do with politics. Except for one link: that of information. It transmitted news of national and international importance.

His confrontation with the enemies of the Church was continuous and direct, but always on a religious and pastoral level. The picture of the devil appears, every week, as the central protagonist.

For Francisco Palau, writing is proving to be an outstanding way of staying alive and communicating with his followers and readers.

With The Hermit - as with the rest of his published work - he expressed his irrepressible desire to serve the Gospel and the Church.

From a theoretical point of view, the doctrine and apostolic activity related to exorcism are the most debatable aspects of Palau's multifaceted figure. If we situate ourselves in his historical moment and his milieu, we can better understand his position. If we delve into the motives that drove him and note the suffering that such service caused him, we will be convinced that his spirit of dedication and sacrifice never reached such heights. For the sake of others, yes, for in his later years he devoted his efforts to this delicate and heroic activity: caring for the most vulnerable.

The pages of his writings offer us the possibility of gaining a more complete vision of his person. Of the spirit that guides him, too. For they focus on the deep realities that sustain him.

The printed works contain a markedly informative character. However, in those that remain unpublished, the confidential tone prevails: an unmistakable trait of his favoured personality.

His writing follows the rhythm of his experience at each stage. The most outstanding characteristic of his writings is that irrepressible tendency towards figurative and symbolic expression. The Hermit wanted only to vindicate the rights of God. But not only Palau but a select group shared his ideas and even drew the mastheads of the weekly.

Despite undoubted material mistakes, this was a truly heroic apostolate. The best proof that he was only interested in the good of the people. We recognise this in the final sentences of the fascicle addressed to the Council. He concludes with an act of faith and submission to the decisions of the Church. If she is the supreme object of his love, nothing that tarnishes this love can nestle in his life.

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