Sep 14

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

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Sep 12

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY

The Feast of the Most Holy Name
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“…the Feast commemorates all the privileges given to Mary by God and all the graces we have received through Her intercession and mediation.”

“If you want Graces and Miracles, Come to My Mother; I will never deny anything She wants.”From the Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will – Meditation 6

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From the Catholic Encyclopedia:

We venerate the Name of Mary because it belongs to her Who is the Mother of God, the Holiest of creatures, the Queen of heaven and earth, the Mother of Mercy. The object of the Feast is the Holy Virgin bearing the name of Mirjam (Mary); the Feast commemorates all the privileges given to Mary by God and all the graces we have received through Her intercession and mediation. It was instituted in 1513 at Cuenca in Spain, and assigned with proper Office to 15 Sept., the octave day of Mary’s Nativity.

After the siege of Vienna and the glorious victory of Sobieski over the Turks (12 Sept., 1683), the Feast was extended to the Universal Church by Innocent XI, and assigned to the Sunday after the Nativity of Mary by a Decree of 25 Nov., 1683 (duplex majus);

According to a Decree of 8 July, 1908, whenever this Feast cannot be celebrated on its proper Sunday on account of the occurence of some Feast of a higher rank, it must be kept on 12 Sept., the day on which the victory of Sobieski is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology.

The feast of the Holy Name of Mary, is the Patronal Feast of the Clerics Regular of the Pious Schools (Piarists) and of the Society of Mary (Marianists), in both cases with a proper office.

At Rome one of the twin churches at the Forum Trajani is dedicated to the Name of Mary. In the Ambrosian Calendar of Milan the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary is assigned to 11 September.

Litany of the Holy Name of Mary

The Feast of the Holy Name of Mary was established by Pope Innocent XI upon the victory of Christian forces against the Moslems beseiging Vienna in 1683. This litany, reflecting the nature of the Feast, is for private devotion.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

Heavenly Father, of Whom Mary is the Daughter, have mercy on us.
Eternal Word, of Whom Mary is the Mother…
Holy Spirit, of Whom Mary is the Spouse…
Divine Trinity, of Whom Mary is the Handmaid…

Mary, Mother of the Living God, pray for us
Mary, Daughter of the Light Eternal…
Mary, our light…
Mary, our sister…
Mary, Flower of Jesse…
Mary, Issue of Kings…
Mary, Chief Work of God…
Mary, the Beloved of God…
Mary, Immaculate Virgin…
Mary, all fair…
Mary, Light in Darkness…
Mary, our sure rest…
Mary, House of God…
Mary, Sanctuary of the Lord…
Mary, Altar of the Divinity…
Mary, Virgin Mother…
Mary, embracing your Infant God…
Mary, reposing with Eternal Wisdom…
Mary, Ocean of Bitterness…
Mary, Star of the Sea…
Mary, suffering with your only Son…
Mary, pierced with a sword of sorrow…
Mary, torn with a cruel wound…
Mary, sorrowful even unto death…
Mary, bereft of all consolation…
Mary, submissive to the law of God…
Mary, standing by the Cross of Jesus…
Mary, Our Lady…
Mary, Our Queen…
Mary, Queen of Glory…
Mary, Glory of the Church Triumphant…
Mary, Blessed Queen…
Mary, Advocate of the Church Militant…
Mary, Queen of Mercy…
Mary, Consoler of the Church Suffering…
Mary, exalted above the angels,
Mary, crowned with twelve stars…
Mary, fair as the moon…
Mary, bright as the sun…
Mary, distinguished above all…
Mary, seated at the right hand of Jesus…
Mary, Our Hope…
Mary, Our Sweetness…
Mary, Glory of Jerusalem…
Mary, Joy of Israel…
Mary, Honor of Our People…
Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception…
Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption…
Mary, Our Lady of Loreto…
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes…
Mary, Our Lady of Fatima…
Mary, Our Lady of Czestochowa…
Mary, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal…
Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel…
Mary, Our Lady of the Angels…
Mary, Our Lady of Dolors…
Mary, Our Lady of Mercy…
Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary…
Mary, Our Lady of Victory…
Mary, Our Lady of La Trappe…
Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence…

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord Jesus.

Son of Mary, hear us.
Son of Mary, graciously hear us.

I will declare your name unto my brethren.
I will praise you in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Us Pray (Oremus)
O Almighty God, Who beholds Thy servants earnestly desiring to place themselves under the shadow of the name and protection of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, grant, we beseech You, that by her charitable intercession, we may be delivered from all evil on earth, and may arrive at everlasting joys in Heaven, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Sep 08

Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V26 – 9.8.29 - My poor mind was wandering in the immense Sea of the Divine Fiat, in which everything is in act, as if there were no past and no future, but everything present and everything in act. So, whatever thing it wants to find of the works of its Creator in the Divine Will, my little soul finds it as if It were just doing it, in act.

And since I was thinking about the birth of my Celestial Mama, to give Her my poor homages, and I was calling all Creation together with me to sing the praises of the Sovereign Queen, my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, I too, together with you and with all Creation, want to sing the praises of the birth of the height of My Mama. You must know that this birth enclosed within itself the rebirth of the whole human family, and all Creation felt reborn in the birth of the Queen of Heaven. Everything exulted with gladness—they felt happy to have their Queen. Up to that moment, they had felt like a people without its Queen, and in their muteness they were waiting for that happy day in order to break their silence, and say: ‘Glory, love, honor to She who comes into our midst as our Queen. We shall no longer be without defense, without anyone who dominates us, without feast, because She has arisen, who forms our everlasting glory.’

“This Celestial Baby Girl, by keeping Our Divine Will intact within Her soul, without ever doing Her own, reacquired all the rights of Adam innocent before Her Creator, and the sovereignty over all Creation. Therefore, all felt themselves being reborn in Her, and We saw in this Holy Virgin, in Her little Heart, all the seeds of the human generations. So, through Her, humanity reacquired the rights lost, and this is why Her birth was the most beautiful, the most glorious birth. From Her very birth, She enclosed within Her maternal little Heart, as though in-between two wings, all generations, as children reborn in Her virginal Heart, so as to warm them, keep them sheltered, and raise them and nourish them with the blood of Her maternal Heart.

“This is the reason why this tender Celestial Mother loves creatures so much—because all are reborn in Her, and She feels the life of Her children within Her Heart. What can Our Divine Will not do wherever It reigns and has Its life? It encloses everything and everyone, and makes one the provider of good to all. So, all feel, under Her blue mantle, the maternal wing of their Celestial Mother, and they find in Her maternal Heart their little place in which to take cover.

“Now, My daughter, one who lives in My Divine Will renews her rebirth and redoubles the rebirths for all human generations. When My Supreme Will lives inside a heart and lays the fullness of Its endless light within it, It centralizes everything and everyone, It does everything, It renews everything, It gives back all that, for centuries upon centuries, It has not been able to give through the other creatures. So, this creature can be called the dawn of the day, the daybreak that calls the sun, the sun that gladdens all the earth, illuminates it, warms it, and with its wings of light, more than tender mother, embraces everything, fecundates everything; and with its kiss of light, it gives the most beautiful tints to flowers, the most delicious sweetness to fruits, maturity to all plants. Oh! if My Divine Will reigned in the midst of creatures, how many prodigies would It not operate in their midst?

“Therefore, be attentive; everything you do in My Divine Fiat is a rebirth that you have in It; and to be reborn in It means to be reborn in the Divine order, to be reborn in the light, to be reborn in the sanctity, in the love, in the beauty. And in each act of My Will, the human will undergoes a death, dying to all evils, and it lives again to all goods.”

 V31 – 9.8.32 - My little mind is always running inside and outside of the Divine Volition, and for however much it goes around I am never tired. I feel a Mysterious Strength that, enticing me, never says enough to me, but says: “Run, seek Its Acts, Love them, adore them, kiss them, and Transform yours to Its, and form all your Life of Divine Will.”

And if I do not know how to say anything, in my courses and rounds I tell my little tale: “I love You, I love You, I adore You, I bless You, O Adorable Will, in all Your Works.” And since today is the Nativity of the Queen of Heaven, I stopped to think about the Great Portent of Her Birth in which it seemed Heavens and earth were at attention in order to adore this Divine Prodigy.

And my Highest Good Jesus, with Indescribable Love and Tenderness, told me: “Blessed daughter of My Will, the Birth of My Celestial Mama encloses all Wonders, all Prodigies united together—but do you know why? She was not only born Pure, Holy, Beautiful, Immaculate, no, no, but My Divine Will was born together with the Celestial Little Baby Girl. It was already Conceived and enclosed in Her in order to form Its Operating and Growing Life in the Gracious Little Baby Girl. My Will enclosed Itself in order to be born together with Her, to make use of the organ of this Celestial Creature in order to Operate and form Its Divine Life.

“This was a Prodigy that only the Eternal Love, the Divine Wisdom and Power, could work. It was not only Life that was given to Her, nor only the Gift of being free from original sin—this would have been nothing for Our Power. What was amazing and called the attention of everyone, was My Will that was Born together with Her into the world, so much so that the Heavens and earth remained shaken by it, placed themselves at attention, and felt a Mysterious Strength, that same Strength that Dominated and Conserved the whole of Creation. It was Our very Will that moved everything, and placed Itself and the whole of Creation at the service and disposition of this Newborn Baby Girl.

“So this Birth of My Will together with Her was the Origin that called all the other Prodigies to Centralize them in Her. Where My Fiat Reigns there is no Good that It does not enclose, nor Prodigy that It does not complete. It wants to display Its Love and Power by forming Its Operating Life, and placing of Its Own for however much it is possible for a creature to contain.   Therefore, admire and thank Our Supreme Being that arrives at so much Love toward this Newborn Baby Girl as to let Our Unborn Will, that has neither beginning, nor end, nor limits in Its confines, be born in Her.”

V16 – 8.13.23 – “Had I (Jesus) not found a creature who had My Divine Will as Life, and who placed Herself in relation with Me, with those bonds of Creation wanted by Me, I would not have wanted, nor would have I been able to descend from Heaven to take on human flesh in order to save man. Therefore, My Mama (Mary), was the Beginning, the Origin, the Seed of the “Fiat Voluntas Tua” on earth as it is in Heaven. Since one creature had destroyed it, it was just that one creature would rebuild it.

V33 – 2.4.34 – Now you must know that We Loved all mankind, but We were constrained to keep hidden in Our Divine Being all the Immense Ardor of Our Love, because We did not find in them either the Beauty that enraptured Our Love, or Love that, wounding Us, would make Our Love come out in order to inundate them so as to make itself known, to Love them and make itself Loved. Rather, they were so absorbed in the lethargy of faults as to make Us horrified only to look at them.

            “But Our Love burned; We Loved them, and We wanted to make Our Love reach everyone. How to do it? We must use a great invention of Our Love in order to reach this, and here is how: We called to Life the little, tiny Virgin Mary and Creating Her All Pure, All Holy, All Beautiful, All Love, without original sin, and making Our own Divine Will Conceived together with Her so that between Her and Us there would be free access, Perennial and inseparable Union.

            “Now the Celestial Queen enraptured Us with Her Beauty, and Our Love ran, it ran. With Her Love She wounded Us, and Our Love, overflowing, hid itself in Her. And looking through Her Beauty and with Her Love for all creatures, Our Love poured itself out and Loved all creatures with hidden Love in this Celestial Queen. In fact, We Loved everyone in Her. Through Her Beauty they did not seem ugly to Us anymore. Our Love was no longer restricted within Us, but diffused into the Heart of a Creature so holy, that communicating Our Divine Paternity to Her, and Loving everyone in Her, She acquired the Divine Maternity in order to be able to Love everyone as Her children, offspring of Her Celestial Father. As She felt that We Loved all creatures in Her, so She felt that Our Love formed the New Generation of all mankind in Her Maternal Heart. Can one give greater invention of love, stratagems more loving, then Our Paternal Goodness in order to Love creatures, and even those who offend Us? To elect from this same lot a creature, to form Her as Beautiful as We can, such that Our Love would not find an obstacle in order to be able to Love everyone in Her and to make Her Love everyone? In this Celestial Queen everyone can find Our Love hidden in Her. Even more because possessing Our Divine Will, She commanded Us to make Us Love everyone. And We, with Our Sweet Empire, commanded Her to be the most Loving Mother of all.

Prayers to the Blessed Mother from the Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

Day Ten: The soul to the Queen of Heaven:

“Here I am, O Holy Mama, near Your cradle, to be spectator of Your Prodigious Birth.  The heavens are stupefied, the sun is fixed upon You with its light, the earth exults with joy and feels honored to be inhabited by its Little Newborn Queen; the Angels compete among themselves in surrounding Your cradle, to honor You and to be ready for Your wishes.  So, all honor You and want to celebrate Your birth.  I too unite myself with all, and prostrate before Your cradle, where I see, as though enraptured, Your mother Anne and Your father Joachim, I want to tell You my first word, I want to entrust to You my first secret.  I want to empty my heart into Yours, and say to You:  “My Mama, You who are the Dawn, Herald of the Divine Fiat upon the earth, O please! put to flight the gloomy night of the human will in my soul and in the whole world.  Ah! yes, may Your birth be our hope which, like a New Dawn of Grace, may regenerate us in the Kingdom of the Divine Will.”

The soul:

“Holy little Mama, I feel myself trembling in hearing of the ugly night of my will.  Therefore I am here, at Your cradle, to ask of You the Grace that, by Your Prodigious Birth, You make me be Reborn in the Divine Will.  I will be always near You, Celestial little Baby; I will unite my prayers and my tears to Yours, to impetrate, for myself and for all, the Kingdom of the Divine Will upon earth.”

Little Sacrifice: “Celestial little Baby, make me be Reborn together with You in the Life of the Divine Will.”

Ejaculatory Prayer:  “My little Mama, make the Dawn of the Divine Will rise within my soul.”

Day Eleven: The soul to the Little Baby Queen:

“Here I am again near Your cradle, Celestial little Mama.  My little heart feels charmed by Your beauty and I am unable to detach my gaze from a beauty so rare.  How sweet is Your gaze; the motion of Your little hands calls me to embrace You and to cling to press myself to Your Heart, which is drowned with love.  Holy little Mama, give me Your Flames, that they may burn away my human will, and so I can make You content, Living of Divine Will together with You.”

The soul:

“Celestial little Mama, in seeing You, just newly born, giving me Lessons so Holy, I feel enraptured and I comprehend how much You Love me, to the point of rendering Yourself unhappy because of me.  O please! Holy Mama, You who Love me so much, let the Power, the Love, the Joys that inundate You, descend into my heart, so that, filled with them, my will may find no room to Live in me, and may freely give up the place to the Dominion of the Divine Will.”

Ejaculatory Prayer: “Celestial Mama, make the daybreak of the Divine Will rise within my soul.”

 

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Sep 05

IV International Conference on the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta in Corato, which will be held April 22 -26, 2015.

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Aug 29

FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

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FROM THE VIRGIN MARY IN THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL

After many days of travel, finally I (Mary) arrived in Judea, and I hastened to the house of Elisabeth. She came toward Me in feast. At the greeting I gave her, marvelous phenomena occurred. My little Jesus exulted in my womb, and fixing little John in the womb of his mother with the rays of His Divinity, He sanctified him, gave him the use of reason, and made known to him that He was the Son of God. And John leaped so vigorously with love and with joy that Elisabeth was shaken. Touched by the light of the Divinity of my Son, she too recognized that I had become the Mother of God; and in the emphasis of her love, trembling with gratitude, she exclaimed: “Whence comes to me so much honor, that the Mother of my Lord would come to me?”

I did not deny the highest mystery; rather, I humbly confirmed it. Praising God with the song of the Magnificat – sublime canticle, through which the Church continuously honors Me – I announced that the Lord had done great things in Me, His servant, and that because of this, all peoples would call Me blessed.

My child, I felt devoured with the desire to pour out the flames of love that consumed Me, and to reveal my secret to Elisabeth, who also longed for the Messiah to come upon earth. A secret is a need of the heart which is revealed, irresistibly, to persons who are capable of understanding each other.

Who can ever tell you how much good my visit brought to Elisabeth, to John, and to their whole household? Everyone was sanctified, filled with gladness, felt unusual joys, and comprehended things unheard-of. John, in particular, received all the graces which were necessary for him, to prepare himself to be the Precursor of my Son.

Dearest child, the Divine Will does great and unheard-of things wherever It reigns. If I worked many prodigies, it was because It had Its royal place in Me. If you let the Divine Will reign in your soul, you too will become the bearer of Jesus to the creatures – you too will feel the irresistible need to give Him to all!

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Aug 25

Uniting Yourself to the Will of God: St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Aug 22

FEAST DAY OF THE QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

FEAST DAY OF THE QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

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FROM THE VIRGIN MARY IN THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL

DAY THIRTY ONE

“… All celebrated for Me, and in looking at Me, remained enraptured and said in chorus: “Who is She, who comes from the exile, all cleaving to Her Lord – all Beautiful, all Holy, with the Scepter of Queen? Her greatness is such that the Heavens have lowered themselves to receive Her. No other creature has entered these Celestial Regions so adorned and striking – so Powerful as to hold Supremacy over all.”

“…How Beautiful She is! She has everything centralized within Herself – She lacks nothing! Among all the Works of Her Creator, She is the only Complete Work of the whole Creation!”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V33 – 7.8.35 - “…My daughter, how Beautiful is My Mama. Her Empire extends everywhere, Her Beauty enraptures and enchains everyone, there is no being that does not fall on its knee in order to venerate Her. My Divine Will made Her such for Me; It made Her inseparable from Me, in a way that there is no act that I did that the Sovereign Queen did not do it together with Me. The Power of that Divine Fiat pronounced by Me and by Her made Me Conceived in Her Virginal Womb, giving Me Life to My Humanity. That Fiat is always the same, and every time I Operated, the Divine Fiat of My Mother held the Right in My Divine Fiat of doing what I did.

            “…What I did, My Mama did. If I did miracles, She was together with Me to Operate the Prodigy. I felt in the Power of My Will the Sovereign Lady of Heaven, who together with Me called the dead to life. If I suffered, She was together with Me to suffer. There was nothing in which I did not have Her Company, and Her and My Work fused together. This was the Greatest Honor that My Fiat gave to Her: the Inseparability with Her Son, the Unity with His Works. And the Virgin was the Greatest Glory that gave witness to Me, so much so that I deposited the Completed Works, and She received the deposit in Her Maternal Heart, jealous of guarding even the Breath. This Unity of Will and of Work ignited such Love between Both, that it was enough to set the whole entire world on fire, and to consume it in Pure Love.”

“…My daughter, how beautiful is My Mama. Her Majesty is enchanting, before Her Sanctity the Heavens abase themselves, Her riches are Interminable and Incalculable, no one can call himself similar to Her, therefore She is the Lady, Mother and Queen. But do you know what are Her riches? Souls. Every soul is worth more than a whole entire world. No one enters into Heaven if not through Her Means, and in virtue of Her Maternity and of Her Sorrows. In fact, every soul is a Property of Hers, therefore She can be given with fact the name of True Lady.

            “See, therefore, how rich She is. Her riches are special, they are full of Speaking and Loving Lives that extol the Celestial Lady. As Mother She has Her innumerable children, and as Queen She will have Her people of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. These children and this people will form Her most refulgent Crown, some as sun and some as stars will crown Her August Head with such Beauty, as to enrapture the whole of Heaven. In fact, the children of the Kingdom of My Divine Will will be those who will render Her the Honors of Queen, and Transforming themselves into Suns they will form the most beautiful Crown for Her. Therefore She yearns so much that this Kingdom come, because to Her refulgent Crown with which the Most Holy Trinity Crowned Her, She awaits the crown of Her People who, extolling Her as Queen, offer Her their lives Transformed into Suns as attestation of Love and of Glory. O! if they could understand what it means to Live in My Volition, how many Divine Secrets would be revealed, how many discoveries they would make of their Creator. Therefore, be content to die rather than not Live of My Will.”

Offering of our human will to the Celestial Queen:

Most sweet Mama, here I am, prostrate at the foot of Your Throne. I am Your little child, I want to give You all my filial love, and as Your child, I want to braid together all the little sacrifices, the ejaculatory prayers, and my promises of never doing my will, which I have made many times during this month of graces. And forming a crown, I want to place it on Your lap as proof of love and thanksgiving for my Mama.

But this is not enough; I want You to take it in Your hands as a sign that You accept my gift, and at the touch of Your Maternal fingers convert it into many suns, for at least as many times as I have tried to do the Divine Will in my little acts.

Ah, yes, Mother Queen, Your child wants to give You homages of light and of most refulgent suns. I know You have many of these suns, but they are not the suns of Your child; so I want to give You mine, to tell You that I love You, and to bind You to loving me. Holy Mama, You smile at me and, all goodness, You accept my gift; and I thank You from my heart. But I want to tell You many things; I want to enclose my pains, my fears, my weaknesses, and all my being in Your Maternal Heart, as the place of my refuge – I want to consecrate my will to You. O Please! My Mama, accept it; make of it a Triumph of Grace, and a field upon which the Divine Will may extend Its Kingdom! This will of mine, consecrated to You, will render us inseparable, and will keep us in continuous relations. The Doors of Heaven will not be closed for me, because, as I have consecrated my will to You, You will give me Yours in exchange. Therefore, either Mama will come and stay with Her child on earth, or her child will go to live with her Mama in Heaven. Oh, how happy I will be!

Listen, Dearest Mama, in order to make the consecration of my will to You more solemn, I call upon the Sacrosanct Trinity, all the Angels, all the Saints, and before all of them, I promise – and with an oath – to make a solemn consecration of my will to my Celestial Mama.

And now, Sovereign Queen, as the fulfillment, I ask for Your Holy Blessing, for myself and for all. May Your Blessing be the Celestial Dew which descends upon sinners to convert them, and upon the afflicted to console them. May it descend upon the whole world and transform it in Good; may it descend upon the purging souls and smother the fire that burns them. May Your Maternal Blessing be a pledge of salvation for all souls.

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Aug 18

The Blessed Virgin Mary, from Whom Christ took the Flesh

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

1/30/27 – Vol. 20

“My daughter, there is an immense difference between one who must form a Good, a Kingdom, and one who must receive it in order to enjoy it.  I came upon earth to expiate, to redeem, to save man; and to do this I had to receive the pains of the creatures, and take them upon Myself as if they were Mine.  My Divine Mama, who was to be Co-Redemptrix, was not to be dissimilar from Me; rather, the five drops of blood which She gave Me from Her Most Pure Heart in order to Form My little Humanity, came from Her crucified Heart.  

MYSTERIUM FIDEI

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PAUL VI
ON THE HOLY EUCHARIST

SEPTEMBER 3, 1965

 

A Final Prayer

75. May the most Blessed Virgin Mary, from whom Christ the Lord took the flesh that “is contained, offered, received” (81) in this Sacrament under the appearances of bread and wine, and may all the saints of God and especially those who were more inflamed with ardent devotion toward the Divine Eucharist, intercede with the Father of mercies so that this common belief in the Eucharist and devotion to it may give rise among all Christians to a perfect unity of communion that will continue to flourish.

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Aug 15

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN

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FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V18 – 8.15.25 – After this, I began to think about the feast of my Celestial Mama Assumed into Heaven; and my sweet Jesus, with a tender and moving tone, added:  “My daughter, the true name of this Feast should be Feast of the Divine Will.  It was the human will that closed Heaven, broke the bonds with its Creator, made miseries and sorrow enter the field, and put an end to the feast that the creature was to enjoy in Heaven.  Now, this creature, Queen of all, by doing the Will of the Eternal One always and in everything – even more, it can be said that Her life was Divine Will alone – opened the Heavens, bound Herself to the Eternal One, and restored in Heaven the feasts with the creature.  Every act She did in the Supreme Will was a feast that She started in Heaven, it was suns that She formed to adorn this feast, it was melodies that She sent to delight the Celestial Jerusalem.  So, the true cause of this feast is the Eternal Will operating and fulfilled in my Celestial Mama.  It operated such prodigies in Her as to astonish Heaven and earth, chain the Eternal One with indissoluble bonds of love, and capture the Word even into Her womb.  The very Angels, enraptured, repeated among themselves:  ‘From where comes so much glory, so much honor, such greatness and prodigies never before seen, in this excelling Creature?  Yet, it is from the exile that She is coming.’  Astonished, they recognized the Will of their Creator as Life operating in Her; and, trembling, they said:  ‘Holy, Holy, Holy – honor and glory to the Will of Our Sovereign Lord.  And glory, and trice Holy – She who let this Supreme Will operate.’

So, it is my Will that, more than anything, was and is celebrated on the day of the Assumption into Heaven of my Most Holy Mother.  It was my Will alone that made Her ascend so high as to distinguish Her among all.  Everything else would have been as nothing, had She not possessed the prodigy of my Will.  It was my Will that gave Her Divine Fecundity and made Her the Mother of the Word.  It was my Will that made Her see and embrace all creatures together, becoming the Mother of all, and loving all with a love of Divine Maternity.  And making Her the Queen of all, It made Her rule and dominate.  On that day, my Will received the first honors, the glory and the abundant fruit of Its work in Creation, and It began Its feast, which It never interrupts, for the glorification of Its operating in my beloved Mother.  And even though Heaven was opened by Me, and many Saints were already in possession of the Celestial Fatherland when the Celestial Queen was assumed into Heaven, however, She Herself was the primary cause, having fulfilled the Supreme Will in everything, and therefore we waited for She who had honored It so much and contained the true prodigy of the Most Holy Will, to make the first feast for the Supreme Volition.  Oh! how the whole of Heaven magnified, blessed and praised the Eternal Will, upon seeing this sublime Queen enter the Empyreum, in the midst of the Celestial Court, all circumfused by the Eternal Sun of the Supreme Volition!  They saw Her all studded with the power of the Supreme Fiat; there had been not even a heartbeat in Her which did not have this Fiat impressed on it.  And, astonished, they looked at Her and said to Her:  ‘Ascend, ascend higher.  It is right that She who so much honored the Supreme Fiat, and through whom we find ourselves in the Celestial Fatherland, have the highest throne and be our Queen.’  And the greatest honor that my Mama received, was to see the Divine Will glorified.”

V24 – 8.15.28 -After this, I was thinking about and accompanying the Sovereign Queen when She was assumed into Heaven; and my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, as though singing the praises of His Celestial Mother, told me: “My daughter, the glory of the Mama of Heaven is insuperable. No one else in the Celestial Regions possesses seas of graces, of light, seas of beauty and of sanctity, seas of power, of science and of love; and what is more, She possesses these seas within the endless Sea of Her Creator.

“The other inhabitants of the Blessed Fatherland possess, at most, some, little rivulets, some, little drops, some, little fountains. She is the only one, because She alone lived life in the Divine Fiat. Never did the human volition take place in Her—Her life was all of Divine Will; and by virtue of It, She centralized all creatures within Herself, conceiving them in Her maternal Heart, and bilocating Her Son Jesus as many times, to give Him to each creature whom She had conceived within Her virginal Heart. This is why Her Maternity is extended to all, and all can boast and say: ‘The Mother of Jesus is my Mother, and this Mother so sweet, lovable, loving, gives Her Beloved Son to each one of us as pledge of Her maternal love.’ Only My Will could give Her this virtue of conceiving all creatures as Her children, and of multiplying Her Jesus so many times for as many children as She had.

“Now, in Heaven, the height of the Sovereign Mother, possessing Her seas, does nothing but raise highest waves of light, of sanctity, of love, etc., unloading them over the throne of the Supreme Being who, so as not to be surpassed by Her love, having His own Sea, more extensive and more deep, forms His own waves, higher, from beneath the seas of the Virgin Queen, and pours them upon Her. And She prepares more waves, and God yet more, in such a way that the whole of Heaven remains flooded by these waves of light, of beauties, of love and the like—so much so, that all take part in them and enjoy. And in seeing that they, that is, the Blessed, cannot form these waves because they do not possess seas, they comprehend that if their Mother and Queen possesses all this, it is because She formed Her life and sanctity in the Divine Will.

“So, in the Virgin, the Saints know what Sanctity of Divine Will in the creature means, and therefore they long for more creatures to bring these seas into the Celestial Fatherland, so as to see more waves being formed, enchanting and of greater enjoyment for them. The earth does not yet know the sanctity in My Will, and this is why I so much yearn to make It known; but It is well known to Heaven because there is Sovereign Queen who, by merely seeing Her, makes Herself revealer of the Sanctity of My Fiat. So, by virtue of It, She was portent of graces on earth for Herself and for the whole human family, and She is portent of glory in the Celestial Fatherland, nor can any other creature be said to be similar to Her.”

V28 – 8.15.30 - I was thinking about my Celestial Mama in the act when She was assumed into Heaven, and was offering my little acts done in the Divine Fiat to give Her my homages, my praises for Her honor and glory.

But while I was doing this, my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, the glory, the greatness, the power of My Celestial Mama in Our Fatherland is insuperable. And do you know why? Her life on earth was lived inside Our Divine Sun; She never went out from within the abode of Her Creator; She knew nothing else but Our Will alone, She loved nothing else but Our interests, She asked for nothing else but Our Glory. It can be said that She formed the Sun of Her life within the Sun of Her Creator.

“So, whoever wants to find Her in the Celestial Dwelling, must come into Our Sun, where the Sovereign Queen, having formed Her Sun, spreads Her maternal rays for the good of all, and blazes with such beauty as to enrapture the whole of Heaven, all feeling twice as happy for having a Mother so holy, and a Queen so glorious and powerful. The Virgin is the first daughter, and the only one, who possesses Her Creator; and She is the only one to have lived life in the Sun of the Supreme Being. And since She drew Her life from this Eternal Sun, it is no wonder that, having lived of light, She formed Her most refulgent Sun that gladdens the whole Celestial Court.

“This is precisely what it means to live in My Divine Will: to live of light and to form one’s life within Our own Sun. This was the purpose of Creation—to have the creatures created by Us, Our beloved children, within Our own abode; to nourish them with Our own foods, to clothe them with royal garments, and to let them enjoy Our own goods. What terrestrial father and mother think of putting out of their home the birth of their womb, their dear children, and of not giving their inheritance to their own children? No one, I believe; on the contrary, how many sacrifices do they not make in order to render their children rich and happy? If a terrestrial father and a mother reach this, much more so does the Celestial Father. He wanted and loved His children to remain in His home, so as to keep them around Himself, to delight with them and keep them as the crown of His creative hands. But man, ungrateful, abandoned Our home, refused Our goods, and contented himself with going wandering, living in the darkness of his human will.”

V36 – 8.15.38 - While my mind was swimming in the Sea of the Divine Will, I stopped at the Act in which my Mother and Queen was Assumed into Heaven.   How many Wonders, how many Enrapturing Surprises of Love. And my sweet Jesus, as if He felt the need to speak about His Celestial Mother, all festive told me: “My blessed daughter, today is the Feast of Assumption. This is the Most Beautiful, the Most Sublime, the Greatest Feast, in which We remain Glorified, Loved and Honored the most! Heaven and earth are Invested with an Unusual Joy, never before felt. The Angels and the Saints feel as if Invested with New Joys and New Happiness, and they all praise with New Songs the Sovereign Queen who, in her Empire, Rules over all, giving Joy to all!

“Today is the Feast of feasts—the Unique One, the New One, which was never repeated again. Today, the Day of the Assumption, celebrated for the first time the Divine Will Operating in the Sovereign Queen and Lady; the Marvels are Enchanting in each of Her smallest Acts, even in Her breathing, in Her motion. Many of Our Divine Lives can be seen flowing in Her Act as many Kings that, more than bright suns, inundate—surround and embellish Her—making Her so Beautiful as to form the Enchantment of the Celestial Regions. Do you think it’s nothing that each one of Her breaths, motions, works and Pains were filled with many of Our Divine Lives? This is exactly the Great Prodigy of My Will Operating in the creature: to form a Divine Life for each time It could enter the motion and the acts of the creature. Then, since My Fiat possesses the Virtue of Bilocation and Repetition—doing again and again without ceasing everything She does—so the Great Lady feels these Divine Lives multiplied within herself, that do nothing other than further extend Her Seas of Love, Beauty, Power and Infinite Wisdom! You must know that the Divine Lives She possesses are so Great and so many that, upon entering Heaven, they crowded the whole Celestial Region and, being impossible to contain them, they filled the whole Creation as well. Therefore, there is no place where Her Seas of Love and Power do not flow, along with the many of Our Lives of which She is Possessor and Queen.

“We can say that She Dominates Us and that We Dominate Her. By clothing Herself with Our Immensity, Power and Love, she populated all Our Attributes with Her Acts and with the many of Our Divine Lives that She had Conquered! Therefore, from every place and everywhere, We feel Ourselves being Loved and Glorified—inside and outside of Ourselves, from within all created things, in the most remote hiding places—by this Celestial Creature and by those same Divine Lives that Our Fiat formed in Her. O! Power of Our Will, only You can do such Prodigies to make Us Loved and Glorified as We deserve and want—to the extent of Creating many of Our Lives in the one who lets You Dominate. This is why She can give Her God to all, because She possesses Him. Even more, when She sees a creature disposed to receive Our Will, without losing one of Our Divine Lives, She has the Virtue of Reproducing, from within these Divine Lives that She possesses, yet another of Our Divine Lives to give to whomever she wants.

“This Virgin Queen is a continuous Prodigy. What She did on earth, She continues in Heaven; because, when the Divine Will Operates, both in the creature and in Ourselves, her acts never end, and, while remaining in It, they can be given to all. Does the sun, perhaps, cease to give its light to the human generation because it has given too much of it? Not at all. Even if it has given much, it is always rich in its light, and does not lose a single drop of it. Therefore, the Glory of this Queen is Insuperable because She possesses Our Operating Will, that has the Virtue of forming in the creature Eternal and Infinite Acts. She Loves Us always and Unceasingly with Our Lives that She possesses. She Loves Us with Our own Love. She Loves us everywhere. Her Love fills Heaven and earth and runs to pour Itself inside Our Divine Womb. And We Love Her so much that We cannot Live without Loving Her. While, in Loving Us, She Loves all, making everyone Love Us. How could We resist and not give her anything She wants? It is Our own Will that asks for what She wants, tying Us with Its Eternal Bonds so that We can refuse her nothing. This is why the Feast of the Assumption is the Most Beautiful one: it is the Feast of My Will Operating in this Great Lady, making Her so rich and Beautiful that the Heavens cannot contain Her. Even the Angels remain speechless, and don’t know how to describe what My Will does in the creature.”

After this, while my mind remained stupefied in thinking about the Great Prodigies that the Divine Fiat Worked and continues to Work in the Celestial Queen, my beloved Jesus added: “My daughter, Her Beauty is Unreachable. It enchants, it charms, it Conquers. Her Love is such that She offers Herself to all, Loving all—leaving behind her Seas of Love. She can be called Queen of Love, Winner of Love, because She Loved much, and through Love She won her God. You must know that, by doing his will, man broke the bonds with his Creator and with all created things. By the Power of Our Fiat, that She possessed, this Heavenly Queen tied her Creator to the creatures; tied all beings together—united them—put them back in Order and with Her Love, gave New Life to the human generations. Her Love was so Great as to cover and hide, inside Its Seas, weaknesses, evils, sins—the creatures themselves. O! If this Holy Virgin did not possess so much Love, it would be difficult for Us to look at the earth. Only Her Love makes Us look at It, but We want to give Our Will to Reign in the middle of the creatures because She wants it so. She wants to give to her children what She possesses, and by Love She will Win Us and Her children.”

Fiat!!!

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Aug 12

Feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Liturgy of the Hours
Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane Frances de Chantal
From the Common of Holy Women, religious, except the following:

Office of Readings
SECOND READING

From the From The Memoirs by the secretary of St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Love is as strong as death

One day Saint Jane spoke the following eloquent words, which listeners took down exactly as spoken:

“My dear daughters, many of our holy fathers in the faith, men who were pillars of the Church, did not die martyrs. Why do you think this was?” Each one present offered an answer; then their mother continued. “Well, I myself think it was because there is another martyrdom: the martyrdom of love. Here God keeps his servants and handmaids in this present life so that they may labor for him, and he makes of them both martyrs and confessors. I know,” she added, “that the Daughters of the Visitation are meant to be martyrs of this kind, and that, by the favor of God, some of them, more fortunate than others in that their desire has been granted, will actually suffer such a martyrdom.”

One sister asked what form this martyrdom took. The saint answered: “Yield yourself fully to God, and you will find out! Divine love takes its sword to the hidden recesses of our inmost soul and divides us from ourselves. I know one person whom love cut off from all that was dearest to her, just as completely and effectively as if a tyrant’s blade had severed spirit from body.”

We realized that she was speaking of herself. When another sister asked how long the martyrdom would continue, the Saint replied: “From the moment when we commit ourselves unreservedly to God, until our last breath. I am speaking, of course, of great-souled individuals who keep nothing back for themselves, but instead are faithful in love. Our Lord does not intend this martyrdom for those who are weak in love and perseverance. Such people he lets continue on their mediocre way, so that they will not be lost to him; he never does violence to our free will.”

Finally, the saint was asked whether this martyrdom of love could be put on the same level as martyrdom of the body. She answered: “We should not worry about equality. I do think, however, that the martyrdom of love cannot be relegated to a second place, for love is as strong as death. For the martyrs of love suffer infinitely more in remaining in this life so as to serve God, than if they died a thousand times over in testimony to their faith and love and fidelity.”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V 6 – 11.13.04

LUISA14“My daughter (Luisa), since I (Jesus) was Man and God, My Humanity could see, present, all sins, chastisements and lost souls. It would have wanted to seize all this in one single point, destroy sins and chastisements, and save souls; It would have wanted to Suffer, not one day of Passion, but all days, to be able to contain all these Pains within Itself and spare the poor creatures. But in spite of the fact that I (Jesus) would have wanted to, and could have done it – because I could have destroyed the free will of creatures and I (Jesus) would have destroyed these heaps of evils – yet, what would have happened to man without his own merits, without his own will in operating Good? What impression would he ever have made? Would he ever have been an Object worthy of My Creative Wisdom? Certainly not. Oh, would he not have been like a foreign son in someone else’s home, who, not having worked together with the other sons, has no right and no inheritance? This son is always full of blushes if he eats or drinks, because he knows that he has done not one favorable act to prove his love for that father, therefore he can never be worthy of the love of that father for him. So, the creature would never have been Worthy of Divine Love without a free will.

Favorite Quotes:

St. Jane Frances de Chantal: “When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can?”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V35 – 3.30.38

“…You must know that I can repay and I know how to repay even the small sacrifices and attentions—and certainly the big ones. I count everything, and I do not leave even a breath done for Me without Reward; even more, if these sacrifices are done for one who Loves Me—for one who wants to Live in My Will—I feel as if they were done for Myself. So, in order for these sacrifices to be done in My Will, I place in them My Divine Flavor, so that they may feel the taste and the pleasure in making these sacrifices, and the need for making them—taste and pleasure in sacrifice. They are like the salt and spices for the food, like the grease for the wheels that could barely move, but once the grease has been applied, they can run. The Divine Taste empties the sacrifice, making it Light and pleasant. This is the reason why, in Our Love, We Created a Holy Passion, a taste and a pleasure that makes it impossible for Us not to Love the creature.

“…What did this necessity to Love that I felt within Me not make Me do? It made Me suffer Unheard-of Pains, feel the most humiliating Humiliations—and even Death, among atrocious spasms. But Our Passion of Love is not satisfied if We do not let the creature participate in It. Therefore, in the sacrifices that We have her make, We Create the Holy Passion, providing It with flavor and pleasure, to have her make the Most Beautiful Conquests. This Passion becomes ingenious, finding a thousand New forms, and it seems It cannot remain or Live without being Operative. If there is not a passion and taste for sacrifice—even in holy works—it seems that these works are just painted—not alive; they have a coldness and an apathy that produce more disgust than savor, and maybe more evil than Good. Therefore, My daughter, don’t be concerned for the sacrifices that others make for you. Actually, I must tell you that they do it for Me, not for you; and I will Infuse so much Grace, taste and pleasure so as to empty the sacrifice. Then, according to the love with which they will do it, I will pour Myself into them, and as they make that sacrifice wanted by Me, I will make My Life grow within them.

St. Jane Frances de Chantal: “We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”

St. Jane Frances de Chantal: Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V2 – 2.26.99

“Contempt of yourself is praiseworthy when it is well invested with the spirit of Faith; but when it is not invested with the spirit of Faith, instead of doing you good, it can harm you. In fact, in seeing yourself as you are, unable to do anything good, you will be discouraged, disheartened, without daring to take one step on the path of good. But by leaning on Me – that is, by investing yourself with the spirit of Faith – you will come to know and despise yourself, and at the same time, to know Me, confident of being able to do anything with my help. And here is how, by acting in this way, you will walk according to the truth.”

How much good these words of Jesus have done to my soul! I understood that I must enter into my nothingness and know who I am, but I must not stop there. Rather, immediately after I have known myself, I must fly into the immense sea of God, and stop there, to draw all the graces that my soul needs; otherwise, nature becomes weary and the devil will look for means in order to cast it into discouragement. May the Lord be always blessed, and may everything be for His glory.

St. Jane Frances de Chantal: “Love! love! love! my daughters; I know nothing else.”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V 32 – 5.14.33

I felt all immersed in the Supreme Fiat, and repeating my round in It, as I united myself to Its Acts, so I felt Its waves of LoveLUISA PRAYING come, that pouring themselves over me, brought me the Love of my Creator. O! how happy I felt feeling myself Loved by God, I believe that there is no greater happiness, neither in Heaven, nor on earth, than that the creature occupies a place in the bosom of the Celestial Father, who makes His Waves of Love rise in order to Love her.

But while I felt under these waves, my sweet Jesus, visiting my little soul, all Goodness told me: “My blessed daughter, to go around in Our Acts that We have done, as much in Creation as in Redemption, for Love of the creatures, makes New Love rise from within Our Divine Being, and invests she who unites herself with Our Divine Acts. She, by uniting herself with Our Works, prepares the little place for where to receive Our waves of LoveAnd as she receives them, she also Loves Us with New Love, and forms her waves of Love for her Creator, in a way that she has her little place of Love in Our Divine Being, and We have Our Place in the creature.

“You must know that True Sanctity is formed by the degrees of Love with which you have been Loved by God, and this Love the creature then takes possession of when she loves. When she receives His Divine Love and she loves, God disposes Himself to Love her with even more New Love. To be Loved by God with New Love is the Greatest Act that God does toward the creature. And all the Sanctity, the Glory, is formed however many times she has been Loved by God, and however many times she has Loved Him. Therefore you must know that Our Supreme Being Loves everyone, and always in a Universal and general Way. To this is added a Special and direct Love toward the one who, loving Us, gives Us her love. So, if the creature has been Loved by God with Special Love one time, three, ten, a hundred, according to the number, she acquires so many degrees of Sanctity, and therefore of Glory.

“See, therefore, going around in My Will, uniting yourself to Its Acts, calls Us to Love you with Special and New Love, and God calls you in order to make Himself Loved with your New and Special Love, and God Himself will be your witness who will say to all, to Heaven and to earth:   ‘It is true, I have Loved, but she has Loved Me.’ I can say that My Love called hers, and hers called Mine, to Love each other. Therefore one who Lives in Our Will places Our Love in safety, nor do We have the Sorrow that there can be rejection. Rather as a sign that she has received It, she responds to Us by giving Us her Love.”

Patronage:

St. Jane is the patron of: forgotten people, in-law problems, loss of parents, parents separated from children, and widows.

An Act of Abandonment:

(By Saint Jane Frances De Chantal.)

0 sovereign goodness of the sovereign Providence of my God!

I abandon myself forever to Thy arms.

Whether gentle or severe,

lead me henceforth whither Thou wilt;

I will not regard the way through which Thou wilt have me pass,

but keep my eyes fixed upon Thee,

my God, who guidest me.

My soul finds no rest without the arms

and the bosom of this heavenly Providence,

my true Mother, my strength and my rampart.

Therefore I resolve with Thy Divine assistance,

0 my Saviour,

to follow Thy desires and Thy ordinances,

without regarding or examining why Thou dost this rather than that;

but I will blindly follow Thee

according to Thy Divine Will,

without seeking my own inclinations.

Hence I am determined to leave all to Thee,

taking no part therein save by keeping myself in peace in Thy arms,

desiring nothing except as Thou incitest me to desire,

to will, to wish.

I offer Thee this desire, 0 my God,

beseeching Thee to bless it;

I undertake all it includes,

relying on Thy goodness,

liberality, and mercy,

with entire confidence in Thee,

distrust of myself,

and knowledge of my infinite misery and infirmity.

Amen!

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

V17 – 9.18.24

“…To Live in My Divine Will is to make My Will one’s own, as one’s own property, and to dispose of It. To do My Will is to take It into account as Will of God, not as one’s own thing; nor can one dispose of It as he wants. To Live in My Divine Will is to Live with one single Will – That of God; and since It is a Will all Holy, all Pure, all Peaceful, being one single Will that Reigns, there are no contrasts: everything is peace. Human passions tremble before this Supreme Will, and would rather escape It; nor do they dare to even move, or oppose it, in seeing that Heaven and earth tremble before this Holy Will.

Therefore, the First Step of Living in the Divine Will, which allows a creature to receive the Divine Order, is in the depth of the soul, where Grace moves her to empty herself of what is human – tendencies, passions, inclinations and other things.

 

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