Feb 17

Pray the Lent/Holy Week Round and the Hours of the Passion

THE ROUND IN THE KINGDOM OF THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL

FOR LENT AND HOLY WEEK

LUISA-READING-HOLY-SCRIPTUECLICK IMAGE FOR BOOK OF THE ROUND

From the writings of

the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta:

“…daughter Luisa: as you do your First Acts in My Divine Will,

the other souls receive the right to enter into

The Divine Will and to repeat your Acts,

In order to receive The Same Effects.”

Volume 21 – April 18, 1927

THE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

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HOW THE HOURS OF THE PASSION CAN BE DONE

PROMISES OF JESUS FOR WHOEVER PRAYS THE HOURS OF THE PASSION

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Mar 30

Meditation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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Mar 30

“Doctrine of the Divine Will”

Doctrine of the Divine Will

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

Luisa holding CrucifixV16 – 2.10.24 – The Doctrine on My Divine Will is the Purest, the Most Beautiful, not subject to any shadow of the material or of interest, either in the Supernatural or in the natural order. Therefore, just like the Sun, It will be the Most Penetrating, the Most Fecund, and the Most Welcomed and Appreciated. And Being Light, It will Make Itself Understood and will Make Its Own Way. It will not be subject to doubt or suspicions of error; and if some words will not be Understood, it will be because of Too Much Light, which, eclipsing the human intellect, will not allow them to Understand the Whole Fullness of the Truth. However, they will not find one word which is not True. At the most, they will not be able to Comprehend it Fully.

Therefore, in view of the Good which I see, I push you (Luisa) to neglect nothing in writing. One saying, one effect, one simile on My Divine Will can be like Beneficial Dew upon the souls, just as dew is beneficial on the plants after a day of burning sun, or like a pouring rain after long months of drought. You cannot understand All the Good, the Light, the Strength Contained in one word; but your Jesus Knows it, and Knows the ones whom it will Serve and the Good it will Do.”

Now, as He was saying this, He showed me a table in the midst of the Church, and all the Writings on the Divine Will placed on it. Many venerable people surrounded that table and were transformed into Light and Divinized; and as they walked, they Communicated that Light to whomever they Encountered. Then Jesus added: “You (Luisa) will see this great Good from Heaven, when the Church will Receive this Celestial Food, which will Strengthen her and Make her Rise Again to her Full Triumph.”

V16 – 5.13.24 – “…since there is always something to give to the creature, I (Jesus) Act now as a Skillful Painter, Portraying My Image in her; now as a Master, Teaching her the Most High and Sublime Doctrines; now as a Passionate Lover, Giving and Wanting Love. In sum, I Use and Perform All My Arts to Amuse Myself with her.”

V16 – 5.24.24 – The Doctrine of My Divine Will is More than Crystal Clear water taken at limpid Fount of My Divinity; it is More than a refulgent Sun which illuminates and warms. It is a Most Clear Mirror, and whoever will have the great Good of Reflecting himself in this Celestial and Divine Doctrine, will be Shaken and will Feel within himself all the Goodwill to be Purified of his stains, to be able to Drink in Large Gulps from this Celestial Doctrine and so Remain Embellished by Its Divine Adornments.”

V19 – 6.15.26 – “…just as I chose Saint Joseph to be together with Me and My Mama, as Our Cooperator, Tutor and Vigilant Sentry for Me and for the Sovereign Queen, in the Same Way, I have placed near you (Luisa) the vigilant assistance of My ministers, as cooperators, tutors and depositories of the Knowledges, Goods and Prodigies Contained in My Divine Will.  And since My Divine Will Wants to Establish Its Kingdom in the midst of peoples, through you (Luisa) I Want to Deposit this Celestial Doctrine in My Ministers as My New Apostles, so that First I may Form with them the Link of Connection with My Divine Will, and then they may Transmit it into the midst of peoples.  If it were not so, or were not to be so, I would not have Insisted so much on having you write, nor would I have permitted the daily coming of the priest, but I would have left all My Work between Me and you.”

On “Doctrine” from the

Douay-Rheims Bible + Challoner Notes

1 Exodus 28:30
And thou shalt put in the rational of judgment doctrine and truth, which shall be on Aaron’ s breast, when he shall go in before the Lord: and he shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel on his breast, in the sight of the Lord always.
2 Leviticus 8:8
And binding it with the girdle, he fitted it to the rational, on which was Doctrine and Truth.
3 Numbers 24:16
The hearer of the words of God hath said, who knoweth the doctrine of the Highest, and seeth the visions of the Almighty, who falling hath his eyes opened:
4 Deuteronomy 32:2
Let my doctrine gather as the rain, let my speech distil as the dew, as a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass.
5 Deuteronomy 33:3
He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.
6 Deuteronomy 33:8
To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction:
7 Job 12:20
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.
8 Job 20:3
The doctrine with which thou reprovest me, I will hear, and the spirit of my understanding shall answer for me.
9 Psalms 59:1
Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine,
10 Proverbs 1:3
To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity:
11 Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved.
12 Proverbs 21:16
A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.
13 Proverbs 22:17
Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:
14 Proverbs 24:14
So also is the doctrine of wisdom to thy soul: which when thou hast found, thou shalt have hope in the end, and thy hope shall not perish.
15 Ecclesiasticus 6:23
For the wisdom of doctrine is according to her name, and she is not manifest unto many, but with them to whom she is known, she continueth even to the sight of God.
16 Ecclesiasticus 16:25
And I will shew forth good doctrine in equity, and will seek to declare wisdom: and attend to my words in thy heart, whilst with equity of spirit I tell thee the virtues that God hath put upon his works from the beginning, and I shew forth in truth his knowledge.
17 Ecclesiasticus 21:22
Doctrine to a fool is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.
18 Ecclesiasticus 24:44
For I make doctrine to shine forth to all as the morning light, and I will declare it afar off.
19 Ecclesiasticus 24:46
I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and will leave it to them that seek wisdom, and will not cease to instruct their offspring even to the holy age.
20 Ecclesiasticus 50:29
Jesus the son of Sirach, of Jerusalem, hath written in this book the doctrine of wisdom and instruction, who renewed wisdom from his heart.
21 Jeremias (Jeremiah) 3:15
And I will give you pastors according to my own heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine.
22 Jeremias (Jeremiah) 10:8
They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood.
23 Matthew 7:28
And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.
24 Matthew 16:12
Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
25 Matthew 22:33
And the multitudes hearing it, were in admiration at his doctrine.
26 Mark 1:22
And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.
27 Mark 1:27
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28 Mark 4:2
And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his doctrine:
29 Mark 6:2
And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that is given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands?
30 Mark 11:18
Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine.
31 Mark 12:38
And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes, and to be saluted in the marketplace,
32 Luke 4:32
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power.
33 John 7:16
Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
34 John 7:17
If any man do the will of him; he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
35 John 18:19
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
36 Acts Of Apostles 2:42
And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
37 Acts Of Apostles 5:28
Saying: Commanding we commanded you, that you should not teach in this name; and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and you have a mind to bring the blood of this man upon us.
38 Acts Of Apostles 13:12
Then the proconsul, when he had seen what was done, believed, admiring at the doctrine of the Lord.
39 Acts Of Apostles 17:19
And taking him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying: May we know what this new doctrine is, which thou speakest of?
40 Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God, that you were the servants of sin, but have obeyed from the heart, unto that form of doctrine, into which you have been delivered.
41 Romans 12:7
Or ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in doctrine;
42 Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who make dissensions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and avoid them.
43 1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
44 1 Corinthians 14:6
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in doctrine?
45 1 Corinthians 14:26
How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation: let all things be done to edification.
46 Ephesians 4:14
That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive.
47 1 Timothy 1:10
For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine,
48 1 Timothy 4:6
These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.
49 1 Timothy 4:13
Till I come, attend unto reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine.
50 1 Timothy 4:16
Take heed to thyself and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.

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Mar 29

All Must Aspire to a Kingdom

Palm Sunday

palm_sunday02V4 – 3.31.01 – After staying for some time, He transported me outside of myself, and I saw that the Church was celebrating the Day of the Palms; and Jesus, breaking the silence, told me: “How much volubility, how much inconstancy! Just as today they cried out ‘Hosanna!’, proclaiming Me as their King, on another day they cried out ‘Crucify Him! Crucify Him!’ My daughter, the thing that displeases Me the most is inconstancy and volubility, because this is the sign that the truth has not taken possession of these souls. Even in things of religion, it may be that they find their satisfaction, their own convenience and interest, or that they just find themselves in that party; but tomorrow these things may be missing, or they may find themselves involved in other parties – and here is how they deviate from religion, and with no regret they give themselves to other sects. Indeed, when the true light of Truth enters a soul and takes possession of a heart, she is not subject to inconstancy. On the contrary, she sacrifices everything for love of It and to let herself be mastered by It alone; and with unconquered heart she despises everything else which does not belong to the Truth.” And while saying this, He cried over the condition of the present generation, worse than in those times, subject to inconstancy according to wherever the winds blow.

V6 – 4.16.05 - “Today is the Day of the Palms in which I was proclaimed King. All must aspire to a kingdom, but in order to acquire the eternal kingdom it is necessary for the creature to acquire the regime of herself through the dominion of her passions. The only means is suffering, because suffering is reigning; that is, through patience, man puts himself in his place, becoming king of himself and of the eternal kingdom.”

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Mar 26

MARY, MOTHER OF THE ETERNAL WORD AND CO-REDEMPTRIX OF MANKIND

Message of Our Lady of America on February 11, 1958

Our Lady of America

Towards evening of February 11, I heard these words addressed to me by Our Lady:
“I am the Mother of the sacred humanity, and it is my special work as Co-Redemptrix of the human race to help souls reach the Sanctity of the Father in Eternal Union by showing them how to put on Christ, to imbibe His Spirit, and thus become one with Him.”
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I am informed that tomorrow, the Friday before Palm Sunday, is a traditional Feast of Our Lady, Co-Redemptrix, in connection with Her sorrowful witness at The Crucifixion, one title which She used to identify Herself to Sister Mary Ephrem, C.Pp.S.  (Mildred Neuzil).

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V17 – 5.1.25 -In addition to Myself, there is My Celestial Mama, Who was given the Unique Mission of Mother of a Son-God, and the office of Co-Redemptrix of mankind. For Her mission of Divine Maternity, She was Enriched with so much Grace, that all that belongs to the other creatures, both Celestial and terrestrial, United all together, will never be able to equal Her. But this was not enough to Draw the Word into Her Maternal Womb; She Embraced all creatures, She Loved, Repaired, Adored the Supreme Majesty for all, in such a way as to accomplish, Herself alone, all that the human generations owed God. So, in Her Virginal Heart She had an Inexhaustible Vein toward God and toward all creatures. When the Divinity found in this Virgin the Requital of the Love of all, It felt Enraptured, and Formed in Her Its Conception. And as She Conceived Me, She took on the Office of Co-Redemptrix, and She took part in, and Embraced Together with Me, all the pains, the satisfactions, the reparations, the Maternal Love toward all. So, in the Heart of My Mother there was a fiber of Maternal Love toward each creature. This is why, when I was on the Cross, in Truth and with Justice I Declared Her the Mother of all. She ran together with Me in the Love, in the Pains – in Everything; She Never left Me alone. If the Eternal One had not placed so much Grace in Her as to be able to receive the Love of all from Her alone, He would never have moved from Heaven to come upon earth to Redeem mankind. Here is the necessity, the befittingness, that, having the Mission of Mother of the Word, She Embrace and Surpass Everything.”

V17 – 5.4.25 – “…Just as in Heaven there are the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, inseparable from One Another but distinct among Themselves, forming the whole beatitude of Heaven; in the same way, on earth there will be three persons who, because of their Missions, will be distinct and inseparable among themselves: the Virgin, with Her Maternity which veils the Paternity of the Celestial Father and encloses His power in order to fulfill Her mission of Mother of the Eternal Word and Co-Redemptrix of mankind; my Humanity, for the mission of Redeemer, which enclosed the Divinity, and the Word, without ever separating from the Father and from the Holy Spirit, manifested my celestial wisdom – adding the bond of rendering Myself inseparable from my Mama; and you (Luisa), for the Mission of My Divine Will, as the Holy Spirit will make display of His Love, manifesting to you the Secrets, the Prodigies of My Divine Will, the Goods It contains, to make Happy those who will give themselves to knowing how much good this Supreme Will Contains, to Love It and to let It Reign in their midst, offering their souls to let It dwell within their hearts, that It may be able to form Its Life in them – adding the bond of inseparability between you, the Mother and the Eternal Word.

TWENTY FOURTH HOUR OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST

“O Cross, how could You be so cruel with my Son? Ah, You have spared Him nothing! What wrong had He done to You? You have not permitted Me, His sorrowful Mama, to give Him even a sip of water, while He was asking for it; and to His parched mouth You gave gall and vinegar!  I felt my pierced Heart melt, and I wanted to offer It to His lips to quench His thirst, but I had the sorrow of seeing Myself rejected. O Cross, cruel, yes, but holy, because divinized and sanctified by contact with my Son! Turn that cruelty which You used with Him into compassion for miserable mortals; and for the sake of the pains He suffered on You, Impetrate grace and strength for the souls who suffer, so that not one of them may be lost because of tribulations and crosses. Souls cost Me too much – they cost Me the life of a Son God; and as Co-Redemptrix and Mother, I bind them to You, O Cross.” And after kissing It over and over again, You leave.”

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Mar 25

A FIAT TO THE FIAT: DEFINING MARY’S MOTHERHOOD

A FIAT TO THE FIAT: DEFINING MARY’S MOTHERHOOD 

 

AnnunciationMarch 25 liturgically commemorates the ‘FIAT’ of a young woman which would forever change the world. Her consent permitted God the Father, in the order of human freedom, to bring us our Redeemer.

One hundred years ago, on March 25, 1915, the renowned Belgian cardinal and World War I hero, Desire` Cardinal Mercier, began a petition movement in the Catholic Church for the solemn definition of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the “Spiritual Mother” of all humanity.

Mercier’s reasons were simple.  If the pope were to infallibly define that Mary is the world’s Spiritual Mother, then torrents of grace, to a historic proportion, would rain down upon the Church.  Why?  Because, historically, every dogmatic definition of a Marian truth has brought down great and extraordinary graces upon the Church and the world.

For example, after defining the first Marian dogma that Mary is the “Mother of God,” devotion to Our Lady exploded in both the East and West, with ubiquitous expressions of Marian love manifest in liturgy, theology, art, icons, architecture, liturgy, poetry, and most every other form of western culture.

Before the defining of the third Marian dogma, the Immaculate Conception, the Church in general and the pope in particular were in grave crisis.  Pius IX had been driven out of the Vatican by invading troops from the south, and the Papal States were overrun.  While in exile at Gaeta, Pius IX was requested by several pleading cardinals to define the Immaculate Conception precisely as a remedy for the grave state of the papacy and of the Church.  The Marian cardinals argued that if Our Lady’s doctrine was declared as a dogma, she would directly intercede to save both the papacy and the current dismal state of the Church.  The saintly pontiff consented.

Thus from exile in 1849, Bl. Pius IX wrote to the bishops of the world, informing them of his intention to define the Immaculate Conception as a dogma. After doing so on December 8, 1854, not only did the Church experience a tremendous grace of unity and solidarity under the Chair of Peter, but the returning pontiff soon after declared the dogma of papal infallibility, which further solidified Catholic faith and life under the Holy Father.

Yes, Marian dogmas bring grace—great grace—to the Church.

The definition of Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood ( it had been argued by Mercier and could still be argued today), would unleash upon the Church even more graces, since this proposed dogma would be to define the very roles in which Mary acts as a “Mother to us in the Order of Grace” (Lumen Gentium, n. 61).

  Mary’s titles are her functions. As St. John Paul II noted, “She acts as a Mediatrix, not as an outsider, but in Her position as Mother” and “she has the Right to do so” (Redemptoris  Mater, n. 21).

If our Holy Father were to define Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood, it would allow Her the fullest possible exercise of Her Motherly roles on our behalf.  Only when human free will consents to Mary’s titles, can her function as “Spiritual Mother” be fully activated.  As St. Augustine reminds us, God created us without us, but he will not save us without us.”

God needs our consent to save us, and Mary needs our consent to be fully activate Her titles by more completely mediating the infinite graces of Jesus into today’s troubled human drama. The pope’s “yes” to Mary’s spiritual Motherhood in the form of a dogma would be not only the pope’s, but in virtue of his universal office, a “fiat” on the part of all humanity, for Mary’s full blown intercession for the contemporary world.

Mary’s FIAT “freed the Father, in the order of human freedom, to bring us our Redeemer.  Now Mary awaits our fiat, in the Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus 2person and office of the Holy Father, in the order of human freedom, to bring inestimable grace to the world, including the graces necessary for world peace.

One observer to this now one hundred year movement commented, “Why not? What could we lose by defining what the Church already teaches about Mary?”  Another observer added, “If it’s true, then why not declare it, especially if it’s a truth about Mary?” I heartily agree with both.

By 1918, Cardinal Mercier had gathered over 300 bishop petitions and thousands upon thousands of petitions from clergy and faithful to the Holy Father for this fifth Marian dogma. Since these initial petitions inspired by Mercier, over 7 million petitions and over 550  cardinals and bishops have petitioned the popes for the dogma of Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood.

Why petitions? Because it’s the Catholic way.  Both Pius IX and Pius XII thanked the millions of Christian faithful who had petitioned them for their respective dogmatic proclamations of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption.  Canon Law actually encourages the faithful to bring to the attention of the Pastors of the Church issues they deem important for the Church’s good.

We are free to do the same.  If you agree with Cardinal Mercier, hundreds of Catholic bishops, millions of Catholic faithful, and people like Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Angelica, and other Catholic leaders and faithful worldwide—that to define Mary as Spiritual Mother of all humanity would bring great graces to the Church—then you can exercise your own Catholic privilege to let the Holy Father know.

You are certainly free to petition Pope Francis—a great lover of Our Lady, and one not shy in communicating with his flock—about your perspective regarding defining Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood.  With an envelope, three postage stamps, and 5 minutes, you can jot down a quick note to Pope Francis, if you would like to offer him your own personal fiat for the dogma of Mary’s Motherhood.  Here’s the Pope’s address:

Pope Francis

Vatican City

00120

Mary’s FIAT brought us Jesus.  Your fiat could help Mary bring peace to the world. Prayerfully consider praying for this Marian definition and writing Pope Francis.  Great achievements are wrought through humble fiats by humble souls (Cf. Lk. 1:38).

Dr. Mark Miravalle

Professor of Theology and Mariology

Franciscan Univeristy of Steubenville,

March 25, 2015 

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Mar 20

St. Augustine’s City of God and Christian Doctrine and the Divine Will

St. Augustine’s City of God and Christian Doctrine and the Divine Will

Chapter 14.—Of the Damnation of the Devil and His Adherents; And a Sketch of the Bodily Resurrection of All the Dead, and of the Final Retributive Judgment:

After this mention of the closing persecution, he summarily indicates all that the devil, and the city of which he is the prince, shall suffer in the last judgment.  For he says, “And the devil who seduced them is cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, in which are the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”  We have already said that by the beast is well understood the wicked city.  His false prophet is either Antichrist or that image or figment of which we have spoken in the same place.  After this he gives a brief narrative of the last judgment itself, which shall take place at the second or bodily resurrection of the dead, as it had been revealed to him:  “I saw a throne great and white, and One sitting on it from whose face the heaven and the earth fled away, and their place was not found.”  He does not say, “I saw a throne great and white, and One sitting on it, and from His face the heaven and the earth fled away,” for it had not happened then, i.e., before the living and the dead were judged; but he says that he saw Him sitting on the throne from whose face heaven and earth fled away, but afterwards.  For when the judgment is finished, this heaven and earth shall cease to be, and there will be a New Heaven and a New Earth. 

From the Book of Heaven:

V13 – 5.1.21 – “…the souls who Live in My Divine Will: they are the New Heavens, the New suns, the New Earth, all flowery – even more, More Varied with Beauty and Enchantment.”

V13 – 10.27.21 – “My daughter (Luisa), it is fair after I Carried you in My Interior for My Whole Life, that your duty be to Carry Me in your interior for all of your life. If I Placed you in My Interior, it was in order to Perfume your soul, and to Extend a New Heaven within you, so as to Render it a Worthy Residence for My Person.”

V15 – 1.5.23 - ‘My Love, what are You doing?  It seems that You want to show me to everyone, to let everyone point at me.  What repugnance I feel.’  And Jesus:  “Ah! My daughter, it is My Divine Will that I want everyone to Know and to Point at, as New Heaven and means of New Regeneration; and you will Remain as though Buried in My Divine Will…”

V17 – 2.15.25 - I was Abandoning all of myself in the Most Holy Will of God, and in this Total and Full Abandonment I felt within me a New Heaven, an Air all Divine, which Infused New Life in me. And my Always Adorable Jesus, Moving in my interior, seemed to stretch out His Arms toward me, to Receive me and to Hide me within Himself, Placing me under this New Heaven of His Will which had Formed in me, by His Grace. With great Contentment, I breathed the Balsamic and Sweet Air of His Most Holy Will; and taken by Amazement, I said: ‘My Love, my Jesus, how Beautiful is the Heaven of Your Will! How Enjoyable is to be Under It! Oh, how Refreshing and Salutary is Its Celestial Air!’

And Jesus, pressing me more tightly to Himself, told me: “Daughter of my Will, each act in my Will is a New Heaven which extends above the head of the soul – one more beautiful than the other. The air of these heavens is divine, and brings with itself Sanctity, Love, Fortitude, and contains all flavors together. This is why one can feel a balsamic and sweet air. My Will in Heaven confirms, beatifies, brings happiness, and penetrates everywhere; It transforms and divinizes everything within Itself. While in the soul who possesses these New Heavens of my Will on earth, It operates, and as It operates, It delights in extending New Heavens. Therefore, my Will works and operates more in the pilgrim soul than in the Celestial Jerusalem. Up there, the works of the Saints are complete – there is nothing left to do; while here, my Will has always something to do in the soul in whom It reigns. This is why It wants everything for Itself, and does not want to leave even one act to her human will – because It wants to do much, and for every act It were to leave to the human will, It would fail to extend one more heaven, and it would be one work less for It. Ah, you do not know what happens in the soul when she gives my Will all the freedom to operate within her.

V18 – 12.6.25 - Man is the New Heaven – more than the heavens above the earth.

V19 – 4.4.26 - See, each knowledge of my perfections which I manifest, each truth which
pertains to the Divinity, is a New Heaven that I extend within the soul.

V19 – 4.28.26 - But the one who surpasses all is my Celestial Mama. She is the New Heaven, the most refulgent sun, the brightest moon, the most flowery earth; She encloses everything – everything within Herself.

V20 – 1.4.27 - Therefore, the Divine Will operating, which issues an act from Itself, is the greatest thing that can exist in Heaven and on earth. New Heavens, more beautiful suns, can come out of one more act of my Will.

V21 – 5.8.27 – “Therefore, as much as I may give to a creature, I would always give her little in comparison with giving her the great Gift of My Will; New Heavens, more refulgent suns, unheard-of things, surprises never before seen, can be seen in her. Heaven and earth tremble and fall on their knees before a soul who possesses the great Gift of My Will—and with reason, because they see, coming out from her, the vivifying and creative virtue and strength that preserves them in the New life created by God.

V25 – 12.29.28 – So, each knowledge about My Divine Fiat is a heaven, a sun, it is a wind, one distinct from the other, that, having the speaking virtue and possessing the Divine Life, have the virtue of producing New Heavens and suns more beautiful, and winds more mighty, such as to invests the hearts and make conquests of them by their sweet ruling moaning. .. “Therefore, I feel happy in your soul because I am in the midst of My speaking heavens, stars and suns; but My Happiness is doubled when you make the sacrifice of writing, because I see that these speaking heavens will go out, and their word will form New Heavens that will bring the life of My Divine Fiat into the midst of creatures. Then will Heaven no longer be foreign to the earth, because these speaking heavens will form the New celestial family upon earth, and their word will place Creator and creature in communication.

V26 – 8.7.29 – Therefore, the foundations, the hope, the certainty of the Kingdom of My Divine Will will be formed by the knowledges about It. This is why I have told so many of them—because they will be the riches, the nourishment, and the New suns, the New Heavens, that the peoples of the Kingdom of My Volition will possess.

V33 – 6.24.34 – Everything that We have done passes through the channel of the creature, in which it is Our Will that this would happen, and We feel repeated to Us, in virtue of It, the Glory as if We were to extend a New Heaven, We were to Operate a New Creation. And as We feel her come into Our Volition, We welcome her, and overflowing with New Love We tell her: ‘Come, touch with your hand what We have done. Our Works are Living for you, not dead, and by knowing them you will repeat the New Glory and the New Exchange of Love.’

V35 – 11.20.37 – “My Will shall give so much Love to this creature who Lives in It, as to be able to inundate the whole of Creation. My Volition will lay a New Heaven of Love upon all human generations, so as to feel embraced and Loved by the Love of this creature, which was given by My Will Itself, everywhere, in everyone and in every place. And this creature, while hugging and Loving My Will, will say: ‘O Supreme Volition, come to Reign upon earth! Invest all generations! Win and Conquer all!’ Can’t you see how Beautiful it is to Live in It; having your love in Its Power, which contains so much Power and Virtue that nobody can resist? When this Love will have Invested everything and everyone—the Love of a creature who Lived in Our Fiat, and who carries with her the bond of the human family—We will let Ourselves be won. We will demolish all the obstacles and will have Our Kingdom on the face of the earth. Therefore, pray and make everything serve to ask Me that My Will may come to Reign on earth as in Heaven.”

Chapter 14.—Of the Damnation of the Devil and His Adherents; And a Sketch of the Bodily Resurrection of All the Dead, and of the Final Retributive Judgment:

For this world shall pass away by transmutation, not by absolute destruction.  And therefore the apostle says, “For the figure of this world passeth away.  I would have you be without anxiety.”1383  The figure, therefore, passes away, not the nature.

From the Book of Heaven:

V6 – 11.8.05 – “…Now, such is resignation for the soul. As she resigns herself, in her very resigning she sees a divine light, and this light dispels what prevents her from seeing God; and as she sees God, she desires to enjoy Him; and while she enjoys Him, she feels as if she were eating Him, in such a way as to feel God Himself all Transmuted into herself.

Therefore, it follows that the first step is to resign oneself; the second is to desire to do the Will of God in everything; the third is to make of It one’s favorite food, daily; the fourth is to consume the Will of God within one’s own. But if one does not take the first step, he will remain empty of God.”

V19 – 9.3.26 – “…As the Divine Will’s Light pounds on the soul and she receives It, It communicates all the effects It contains, because, coming out of the Supreme Being, my Will contains all the qualities of the Divine Nature.  So, in investing her, It communicates the goodness, the love, the power, the firmness, the mercy and all the divine qualities – not in a superficial way, but in a real way, such as to Transmute all of Its qualities into the human nature; so much so, that the soul will feel within herself, as her own, the nature of true goodness, of power, of sweetness, of mercy; and so with all the rest of the supreme qualities.  My Will alone has this power to convert Its virtues into one’s nature – but only for one who abandons herself prey to Its light and to Its heat, and keeps the tenebrous night of her own will away from her, the true and perfect night of the poor creature.”

V28 – 5.2.30 – “…Therefore, one who lives in My Fiat feels within herself the virtue-bearer of happiness, and in everything she does she feels a vein of happiness flowing, that renders every act, every pain and sacrifice, light.

“This happiness carries with itself the emptying of all evils, and it fills the creature with invincible strength, in such a way that, with all truth, she can say: ‘I can do anything, I can reach anything, because I feel Transmuted into the Divine Will that has banished weaknesses, miseries, passions away from me. My very will, made happy by Its happiness, wants to drink in large gulps Its Divine Happiness, and does not want to have anything more to do with living but of Divine Will.’

V32 – 10.15.33 - “My blessed daughter, there is nothing more Beautiful, more welcome, and that pleases and Glorifies Us more, than to form the Life of Our Divine Volition in the creature. In her is formed a little Paradise where Our Supreme Being delights to descend in order to make His Sojourn. Do you see, instead of one Paradise We have two, in which We find Our Harmonies, the Beauty that enraptures Us, the Pure Joys that double Our Happiness, because of having formed an additional Life of Ours in the little circle of the creature. In this Paradise, for however little, for as much as the creature can be capable of, We find everything; everything is Ours. Rather We find the littleness that enamors Us more, and We contemplate Our Divine Art, that in the little, by the virtue of Our Power, We have enclosed the Great. We can say that by Our Labyrinth of Love We have Transmuted things: the Great in the little, and the little in the Great. Without a Divine Prodigy of Ours, We could not form either Our Life or Our Paradise in the creature. And does it seem little to you to have one more Life of Ours, and a Doubled Paradise at Our disposal, in order to make Us all the more Happy?

Chapter 14.—Of the Damnation of the Devil and His Adherents; And a Sketch of the Bodily Resurrection of All the Dead, and of the Final Retributive Judgment:

After John had said that he had seen One sitting on the throne from whose face heaven and earth fled, though not till afterwards, he said, “And I saw the dead, great and small:  and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of the life of each man:  and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.”  He said that the books were opened, and a book; but he left us at a loss as to the nature of this book, “which is,” he says, “the book of the life of each man.”  By those books, then, which he first mentioned, we are to understand the sacred books old and new, that out of them it might be shown what commandments God had enjoined; and that book of the life of each man is to show what commandments each man has done or omitted to do.  If this book be materially considered, who can reckon its size or length, or the time it would take to read a book in which the whole life of every man is recorded?  Shall there be present as many angels as men, and shall each man hear his life recited by the angel assigned to him?  In that case there will be not one book containing all the lives, but a separate book for every life.  But our passage requires us to think of one only.  “And another book was opened,” it says.  We must therefore understand it of a certain divine power, by which it shall be brought about that every one shall recall to memory all his own works, whether good or evil, and shall mentally survey them with a marvellous rapidity, so that this knowledge will either accuse or excuse conscience, and thus all and each shall be simultaneously judged.  And this divine power is called a book, because in it we shall as it were read all that it causes us to remember.  That he may show who the dead, small and great, are who are to be judged, he recurs to this which he had omitted or rather deferred, and says, “And the sea presented the dead which were in it; and death and hell gave up the dead which were in them.”  This of course took place before the dead were judged, yet it is mentioned after.  And so, I say, he returns again to what he had omitted.  But now he preserves the order of events, and for the sake of exhibiting it repeats in its own proper place what he had already said regarding the dead who were judged.  For after he had said, “And the sea presented the dead which were in it, and death and hell gave up the dead which were in them,” he immediately subjoined what he had already said, “and they were judged every man according to their works.”  For this is just what he had said before, “And the dead were judged according to their works.”

From the Book of Heaven:

V29 – 7.6.31 - “My daughter, one who does My Will and lives in It forms in her soul the Book of the Divine Fiat. But this Book must be full, not empty or with only a few pages written; if it is not full, she will soon finish reading it, and having nothing to read, she will occupy herself with something else, and therefore the Life of My Divine Will will be interrupted and as though broken in the creature. On the other hand, if it is full, she will have always something to read; and if it seems that it ends, I will add other pages more sublime, so that she may never lack the life, the knowledge ever new, and the substantial nourishment of My Divine Volition.

“So, the interior must be like many pages in order to form this Book: page the intelligence, page the will and the memory, page the desire, the affection, the heartbeat, page the word, that must be able to repeat what it read, otherwise it will remain like a book that will do good to no one, while for one who forms a book the first purpose is to propagate it. So, the whole interior must be written with pages of My Divine Will, and this Book must be so full, that she must be unable to find anything else to read but My Will alone. Now, when the soul has her interior book full, she will know very well the external Book of the Divine Will. All of Creation is nothing other than a book of It; each created thing is a page that forms an immense book, and of many volumes. So, having formed her interior book and read it thoroughly, she will be able to read very well the external Book of all Creation, and in all things she will find My Divine Will in act of giving her Its Life, Its lessons, most high and sublime, and Its delicious and holy food.

It will happen to one who has formed in her interior this Book of the Divine Fiat, and has read it thoroughly, as to someone who has possessed a book, has read it over and over again, has studied well the most difficult things, has smoothed out all difficulties, elucidated the most obscure points, in such a way that he has consumed his life over that book. If a person from outside brought to him another similar book, he will most certainly be able to read it, and will recognize in that one his own book. More so, since My Divine Will has enclosed the creature within Its most holy circle, and has placed in the depth of the soul the Book of Its Fiat, and in Creation It has repeated Its Divine Book, in such a way that one echoes within the other, and they understand each other in an admirable way. Here is why it is necessary to recognize the Book of the Divine Fiat in the depth of one’s soul, read it thoroughly to make of it perennial life; and in this way one will easily be able to read the beautiful pages and the great Book of My Will of all Creation.”

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Mar 17

Feast of St. Patrick

ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE

St.-Patricks-Breastplate-631x604I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

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Mar 14

The Pope Announces an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

DIvine Mercy images 2Vatican City, 14 March 2015 (VIS) – Yesterday, 13 March 2015, in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis declared the celebration of an extraordinary Holy year. The Jubilee announcement was made during the homily of the penitential celebration with which he opened the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in the Vatican Basilica on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
The papal Bull will be made public on Divine Mercy Sunday, 12 April, the Feast day instituted by St. John Paul II and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

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Mar 12

Be Perfect as Your Heavenly Father is Perfect

“Be you therefore Perfect, as also your Heavenly Father is Perfect.” -Matt.. 5:48

Trinity_lightenedJesus to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta from the Book of Heaven:

V2 – 5.12.1899 - “My daughter, only then is Charity Perfect when it is done for the Sole Purpose of Pleasing Me; and only then is it called True Charity and is it recognized by Me, when it is stripped of everything.”

V3 – 12.27.1899 - Charity must be like a Mantle which Must cover all of your actions, in such a Way that everything Must Shine with Perfect Charity.

V4 – 11.10.1900 - The Most Perfect Love is in the True Trust that one Must have in the Loved object, and even if it should appear that the object one Loves is lost – then more than ever is the time to Prove this Living Trust. This is the easiest means to take possession of that which one Ardently Loves.”

V4 – 11.20.1900 - “My beloved, since you Must Live from My Heart, it is appropriate for you to undertake a more Perfect Way of Living. Therefore, from you I Want:

(1.} Perfect Conformity to My Will, because you will only be able to Love Me Perfectly if you Love Me with My Own Divine Will. Even more, I tell you that by Loving Me with My Own Divine Will, you will Arrive at Loving Me, and your neighbor, with My same Way of Loving.

(2.) Profound Humility, placing yourself, in front of Me and of creatures, as the last among all.

(3.) Purity in everything, because any slightest fault against Purity, both in Loving and in Operating, is reflected all in the heart, and it remains stained. Therefore I Want Purity to be like dew upon the flowers at the rising of the sun, which, its rays reflecting upon them, transmutes those little drops into as many precious pearls, such as to enchant the people. In the same way, if all your works, thoughts and words, heartbeats and affections, desires and inclinations, are Adorned with the Celestial Dew of Purity, you will weave a Sweet Enchantment, not only for the human eye, but for the Whole of Heaven.

(4.) Obedience, which Must be Connected with My Divine Will, because if this Virtue regards the superiors I have given you on earth, My Divine Will is Obedience which regards Me directly; so much so, that it can be said that both one and the other are Virtues of Obedience – with this difference alone: one regards God, and the other regards men. However, both of them have the Same Value, and one cannot be without the other; therefore you Must Love both one and the other in the Same Way. “Then He added: “Know that from now on you will Live with My Heart, and you Must see things the Way My Heart Does, that I may find My Satisfactions in you. Therefore be careful, for this is no longer your heart, but Mine.”

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Mar 06

Luisa Piccarreta’s Transition into Heaven

The Holy Death of Luisa Piccarreta

LUISA FUNERAL 1At the news of Luisa’s death which occurred on March 4,1947, it seemed that the people of Corato paused to live a unique and extraordinary event. Their Luisa, their Saint, was no more. And like a river in full spate they poured into Luisa’s house to look at her and express their affection to her, for so many years esteemed and beloved by all. On the day of her funeral official mourning was declared in the town. Luisa’s body remained exposed for public veneration (with the permission of the health service’s doctor) to satisfy the thousands of people of Corato and the surrounding area who poured into the house day and night. It was necessary to have recourse to the police to control the flow of people. Everyone was under the impression that Luisa had fallen asleep and was not dead. In fact, her body, laid on the bed, did not undergo rigor mortis. It was possible to raise her hands, move her head in all directions, bend her fingers without forcing them, and raise and bend her arms. Her eyelids could be lifted and one could see her shining eyes, undimmed by death: everyone – strangers, priests, ecclesiastical and civil figures – wanted to see this unique and marvelous case. A great many skeptics left the mortuary chamber shocked, crying and renewed. Luisa seemed alive, as if a placid and serene sleep had stopped her for an instant.

LUISA FUNERAL 2Everyone was convinced that she wasn’t dead, and some said: “Call the bishop and you will see that by making the sign of the cross he will awaken her; isn’t Luisa a daughter of obedience?“. This hope expressed the love they all felt for the Servant of God. But a council of doctors, summoned by the religious, civil and health authorities, declared after a careful examination that beloved Luisa really was dead. As long as she remained exposed for public veneration, she gave no sign of corruption nor did her body emanate any odors of putrefaction. Like a queen, she remained sitting on her bed. It proved impossible to lay her out, so that a special “p” shaped coffin had to be built for her, the front and sides of glass so that everyone could see her for the last time. Luisa the Saint, who for about 70 years had always remained sitting up in bed without ever leaving her room, passed among the immense lines of people, borne on the shoulders of a numerous group of sisters of all orders and surrounded by an unspecified number of priests and religious.

Her funeral was celebrated by the entire chapter in the main church, with the participation of all the confraternities of LUISA FUNERAL 4Corato…I visited Luisa’s body several times during the four days that she remained exposed, touching her several times and taking some of the flowers that were constantly placed upon her feet and legs, which I have guarded jealously for many years among my books. Many were given to the sick who were healed when they touched them and were able to attend her funeral. As the coffin passed, the bed-ridden were carried to the doors of their houses and many, it was said, received special graces. Luisa was buried in the Calvi family chapel. On July 3, 1963, her mortal remains were returned to Corato, to rest permanently in the parish Church of Santa Maria Greca.

Last Words of Luisa Piccarreta,

March 4, 1947

(At the age of 81 years, ten months and nine days, her parenthesis in history ended – to be projected into God. The joyful transit happened on March 4, 1947, at six o’clock in the morning.)

“Now I die with greater Contentment, because the Divine Will has Consoled me more than usual with Its Presence in these last few moments of my life.”

“Now I see a Long, Beautiful and Spacious Road, all Illuminated by an Infinite Number of Resplendent Suns – Oh yes, I recognize them! They are all my Acts Done in the Divine Will!”

“This is the Road that I Must Now Take; it is the Road that the Divine Will has Prepared for me. It’s the Road of my Victory: it’s the Way of my Glory, which will Unite me with the Immense Happiness of the Divine Will.”

“It’s my Road; its’ the Road that I have Prepared for you. It’s the Road that I will Keep Reserved for all the souls who will ever Want to Live in the Divine Will.”

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