Dec 08

Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception and the Hour of Grace- December 8

HAPPY AND BLESSED FEAST DAY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Immaculate-Conception-1635-xx-Jusepe-de-RiberaHOUR OF GRACE

Request of Our Heavenly Mother for the Hour of Grace:

  1. To be started from 12 noon until 1 p.m. (one full hour of prayer);
  2. During this hour the person making the Hour of Grace either at home or in a church must put away all distractions;
  3. Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms;
  4. The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God, adoring the Sacred Host, meditating upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in you own way or by using favourite prayers, singing hymns, etc.

PSALM 51

51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

51:14 Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

History: (Translated by the Felician Sisters)

During the period of November 24 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.

On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina She wanted to be known as the Mystical Rose and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all Italy, and the entire world.

It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing Her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the Mystical Rose.

Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words. “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”

On the 22nd of November, Sister Pierina felt the overwhelming urge to go to church at 4:00. The Mother Superior, four Sisters, and a group of friends accompanied her. They were all saying the Rosary when the Blessed Mother appeared as before.

Again, Our Lady asked for penance. She said, “Penance is nothing more than accepting all our crosses daily willingly. No matter how small, accept them with love.” At this time She told Sister Pierina to come again on December 8th at noon. “This will be my Hour of Grace.” The Sister asked how she was to prepare for this Hour of Grace? To which the Blessed Mother said, “with prayers and penance. Pray the 51st psalm with outstretched arms three times. During the Hour of Grace, many spiritual graces would be granted. The most hard-hearted sinners will be touched by the grace of God.” The Blessed Mother promised that whatever a person asked her for during this Hour of Grace (even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father.

On the morning of December 8th, people began arriving at the little church at 8:00 in the morning form neighbouring towns. By noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother… In the most gentle and loving voice, Our Lady smiled ad began to speak [to Sister Pierina]: “I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of my Beloved Son, Jesus. I want to be known as the Mystical Rose. My wish is that every year on the 8th of December, at noon, an Hour of Grace will be installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be received by those who pray, undisturbed, during this hour.”

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

 12/8/22 – Vol. 15

On the Immaculate Conception.

I write to obey, and I offer everything to my sweet Jesus, uniting myself to the sacrifice of His obedience in order to obtain the grace and the strength to do it as He wants.  And now, oh! my Jesus, give me Your Holy Hand and the Light of Your Intelligence, and write together with me.

I was thinking about the great portent of the Immaculate Conception of my Queen and Celestial Mama, and in my interior I heard Him say:  “My daughter (Luisa), the Immaculate Conception of My Beloved Mama was Prodigious and all Marvelous; so much so, that Heaven and earth were astonished and made Feast.  All Three Divine Persons competed among Themselves:  the Father poured out an immense Sea of Power; I, the Son, poured out an infinite Sea of Wisdom, and the Holy Spirit, an immense Sea of Eternal Love, which, merging into one, formed one single Sea; and in the middle of this Sea the Conception of this Virgin was formed, chosen among the chosen.  So, the Divinity administered the substance of this Conception, and this Sea was not only the Center of Life of this Admirable and Singular Creature, but it remained around Her – not only to keep Her defended from anything which might shadow Her, but to give Her, in every instant, New Beauties, New Graces, Power, Wisdom, Love, Privileges, etc.  So, Her little nature was Conceived in the Center of this Sea, and was formed and grew under the influence of these Divine Waves; so much so, that as soon as this Noble and Singular Creature was formed, the Divinity did not want to wait as It usually does with other creatures – It wanted Her Embraces, the return of Her Love, Her Kisses, and to enjoy Her innocent Smiles.  Therefore, as soon as Her Conception was formed, I gave Her the use of Reason, I endowed Her with all sciences, I made Her aware of Our Joys and Our Sorrows with regard to Creation.  Even from the maternal womb, She would come to Heaven, at the Foot of Our Throne, to give Us Her Embraces, the return of Her Love, Her tender Kisses; and throwing Herself into Our Arms, She would smile at Us with such delight of Gratitude and Thanksgiving as to snatch Our Smiles.  Oh! how beautiful it was to see this Innocent and Privileged Creature, enriched with all the Divine Qualities, coming into Our midst, all Love, all Trust, without fear.  In fact, sin alone is what puts distance between Creator and creature, breaking Love, dissolving Trust, and striking fear.  So, She would come into Our midst as Queen who, with Her Love, given by Us, would dominate Us, enrapture Us, put Us in Feast, and capture yet more Love.  And We would let Her do it, enjoying the Love that enraptured Us, and constituting Her Queen of Heaven and earth.

immaculate-conception3gHeaven and earth exulted and made Feast together with Us, having their Queen after so many centuries.  The sun smiled in its light, and considered itself fortunate in having to serve its Queen by giving Her light.  The heavens, the stars, and the whole universe smiled with Joy and made Feast, because they were to delight their Queen, showing Her the Harmony of the spheres and of their beauty.  The plants smiled, which were to nourish their Queen; and the earth too, smiled and felt ennobled in having to provide the residence for its Empress and to be trodden by Her steps.  Only hell cried and felt itself losing strength because of the Dominion of this Sovereign Lady.

But do you know what was the First Act which this Celestial Creature did when She found Herself before Our Throne for the first time?  She recognized that all the evil of man had been the split between his will and that of his Creator; She trembled, and with no delay She bound Her will to the Foot of My Throne, without even wanting to know it.  And my Will bound Itself to Her and constituted Itself the Center of Her life, so much so, that all currents, all relations, all communications opened between Her and Us, and there was no secret which We did not entrust to Her.  This, indeed, was the most Beautiful, the Greatest, the most Heroic Act She did – to lay down Her will at Our Feet; an Act which made Us, as though enraptured, constitute Her Queen of all.  Do you see, then, what it means to bind oneself to My Divine Will and to not know one’s own?

The second Act was to offer Herself for any sacrifice for Love of Us.  The third, to render Us the Honor and the Glory of the whole Creation, which man had taken away from Us by doing his own will.  And even from the maternal womb She cried for Love of Us, in seeing Us offended; and She cried with sorrow over guilty man.  Oh! how these innocent tears moved Us, and hastened the longed for Redemption!  This Queen Dominated Us, Bound Us, and snatched infinite Graces from Us.  She made Us incline so much toward mankind, that We could not resist, nor did We know how to resist Her repeated petitions.  But whence came to Her so much Power, and so much influence over the very Divinity?  Ah! you have understood:  it was the Power of Our Will Acting in Her, which, while Dominating Her, rendered Her Dominator of God Himself.  And besides, how could We resist so innocent a Creature, possessed by the Power and Sanctity of Our Will?  It would be as though resisting Ourselves.  We could see Our Divine Qualities in Her.  The Reflections of Our Sanctity, the Reflections of the Divine Ways, of Our Love, of Our Power, etc., poured over Her like waves; as well as Our Will, which was Her Center, drawing all the Reflections of Our Divine Qualities, and making Itself Crown and Defense of the Divinity dwelling within Her.  If this Immaculate Virgin had not had the Divine Will as Center of Life, all the other Prerogatives and Privileges with which We so enriched Her would have been, in comparison, an absolute nothing.  This is what confirmed and preserved for Her so many Privileges; even more, It multiplied new ones in every instant.

Here, then, is the reason why We constituted Her Queen of all; because when We operate, We do it with Reason, Wisdom and Justice:  She never gave life to Her human will, but Our Will was always intact in Her.  How could We say to another creature:  ‘You are Queen of the heavens, of the sun, of the stars, etc.’, if instead of having Our Will as Dominion, she were dominated by her human will?  All of the elements, the heavens, the sun, the earth, would have withdrawn from the Regime and Dominion of this creature.  All would have cried out in their mute language:  ‘We do not want her, we are superior to her, because we have never withdrawn from your eternal Volition – as You created us, so we are’.  So would the sun have cried out with its light, the stars with their glittering, the sea with its waves, and everything else.  On the contrary, as soon as they all felt the Dominion of this excelling Virgin who, almost as their Sister, never wanted to know Her own will, but only that of God, not only did they make Feast, but they felt honored to have their Queen, and they ran around Her to form Her Cortege and to pay obsequies to Her – the moon, by placing itself as footstool at Her feet; the stars as crown, the sun as diadem, the Angels as servants, and men as though in waiting.  Everyone – everyone paid Her honor and rendered their obsequies to Her.  There is no honor and glory which cannot be given to Our Will – whether acting within Us, in Its own Center, or dwelling in the creature. Immaculate Conception 4

But do you know what was the first act which this noble Queen did when, coming out of the maternal womb, She opened Her eyes to the light of this low world?  As She was born, the Angels sang lullabies to the Celestial Baby, and She remained enraptured; Her beautiful soul went out of Her little body, accompanied by angelic cohorts, and went around Heaven and earth, gathering all the Love that God had spread throughout the whole Creation; and penetrating into Heaven, She came to the Foot of Our Throne, offered Us the return of the Love of all Creation, and pronounced Her first ‘thank You’ in the name of all.  Oh! how happy We felt in hearing the ‘thank You’ of this Little Baby Queen.  And We confirmed in Her all Graces, all Gifts, such as to make Her surpass all other creatures together.  Then, throwing Herself into Our Arms, She delighted with Us, swimming in the Sea of all Contentments, being embellished with New Beauty, with New Light and with New Love.  She pleaded once again for mankind, praying Us in tears to let the Eternal Word descend in order to save Her brothers.  But as She was doing this, Our Will let Her know that She should descend to the earth, and immediately She left Our Contentments and Joys, and departed, in order to do… what?  Our Will.  What Powerful Magnet Our Will was, dwelling on earth in this Newborn Queen!  No longer did the earth appear alien to Us; We no longer felt like striking it, making use of Our Justice.  We had the Power of Our Will which, in this Innocent Child, blocked Our Arms, smiled at Us from the earth, and turned Justice into Graces and sweet Smile; so much so, that unable to resist this sweet enchantment, the Eternal Word hastened His course.  Oh, Prodigy of My Divine Will! – to You everything is due, through You everything is accomplished, and there is no greater Prodigy than My Divine Will dwelling in the creature.”

FROM THE VIRGIN MARY IN THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL

DAY ONE

You must know that I knew my human will only to keep it sacrificed in homage to My Creator. My life was all of Divine Will; from the first instant of My Conception, I was molded, warmed and placed into Its Light, which purified my human seed with Its power, in such a way that I was conceived without original sin. Therefore, if My Conception was spotless and so glorious as to form the honor of the Divine Family, it was only because the Omnipotent Fiat poured Itself upon My seed, and so I was conceived Pure and Holy. If the Divine Will had not poured Itself upon My seed more than a tender mother, in order to prevent the effects of original sin, I would have encountered the sad destiny of the other creatures – that of being conceived with original sin. Therefore, the primary cause was, entirely, the Divine Will; to It be Honor, Glory, Thanksgiving, for My having been conceived without original sin.

 

Now, child of My Heart, listen to your Mama: banish your human will; content yourself with dying rather than concede one act of life to it. Your Celestial Mama would have been content with dying thousands and thousands of times, rather than do one single act of My will; don’t you want to imitate Me? Ah! If you keep it sacrificed in Honor of your Creator, the Divine Will will take the first step in your soul, and you will feel molded with a Celestial Aura, purified and warmed, in such a way as to feel the seeds of your passions being annihilated; and you will feel placed in the First Steps of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Therefore, be attentive; if you are faithful in listening to Me, I will guide you, I will lead you by the hand along the interminable Ways of the Divine Fiat; I will keep you sheltered under My Blue Mantel, and you will be My Honor, My Glory, My Victory as well as yours.

The soul:

Immaculate Virgin, take me on your Maternal Knees, and be my Mama. With Your holy Hands, take possession of my will; purify it, mold it, warm it with the touch of Your Maternal Fingers. Teach me to Live only of Divine Will.

Little Sacrifice:

Today, to honor Me, from the morning, and in all of your actions, you will place your will into My Hands, telling Me: “My Mama, You Yourself offer the sacrifice of my will to my Creator.”

Ejaculatory Prayer:

My Mama, enclose the Divine Will in my soul, that It may take Its Prime Place, and form in it Its Throne and Dwelling.

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