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Doctrine of the Divine Will
FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
V16 – 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
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.
And binding it with the girdle, he fitted it to the rational, on which was Doctrine and Truth.
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:
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.
He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.
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:
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.
The doctrine with which thou reprovest me, I will hear, and the spirit of my understanding shall answer for me.
Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine,
To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity:
A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved.
A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.
Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:
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.
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.
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.
Doctrine to a fool is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.
For I make doctrine to shine forth to all as the morning light, and I will declare it afar off.
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.
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.
And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.
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.
And the multitudes hearing it, were in admiration at his doctrine.
And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.
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.
And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his doctrine:
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?
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.
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,
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power.
Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
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.
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?
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.
Or ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in doctrine;
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.
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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V4 – 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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Message of Our Lady of America on February 11, 1958
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.”
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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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 person 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:
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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ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE
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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“Be you therefore Perfect, as also your Heavenly Father is Perfect.” -Matt.. 5:48
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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The Holy Death of Luisa Piccarreta
March 4, 1927
At 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.
Everyone 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 Corato…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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“He who can separate you from the altar is your only enemy. There is no other.”
~ Fr. Jozo Zovko 9.15.14 ~
Place your life upon this altar. You will witness how a priest will place a drop of water within a chalice full of wine. That drop of water intermingles with the wine and signifies you in the Holy Mass. You can become one, unite with and intermingle with Jesus. That is why the Holy Mass is called Communion …union with God …you and your God together …that is the Holy Eucharist. All of us together and Jesus. That is the church, and that is where the one, holy Catholic apostolic church comes from.
FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
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15By Hm therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to His Name. 16And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God’s favour is obtained.
II His Names. Each name has a literal meaning, a symbolic meaning and a practical usage for Christian living. 1. Wall of Fire 2. The Branch 3. Messenger of The Covenant 4. Sun of Righteousness 5. Son of Abraham 6. A Governor 7. Friend to Sinners 8. My Beloved Son 9. Sower 10. Bridegroom 11. Good Master 12. One Son 13. Well Beloved 14. Son of the Highest 15. The Highest 16. Babe 17. Salvation of God 18. Sign 19. Lord of Sabaoth 20. A Certain Samaritan 21. A Light to Lighten the Gentiles 22. A Certain Nobleman 23. The Word 24. Only Begotten of the Father 25. Mighty Prophet in Word and Deed 26. Rabbi 27. Gift of God 28. True Bread from Heaven 29. Living Bread 30. The Resurrection 31. Master 32. The Life 33. Our Keeper 34. My Lord and My God 35. Holy One and Just 36. A Prince and a Savior 37. Lord of All 38. Jesus of Nazareth 39. His Own Son 40. Man Whom He Hath Ordained 41. The First Born among Many Brethren 42. Minister of the Circumcision 43. Righteousness 44. The Last Adam 45. The Image of God 46. Branch 47. Jehovah, My God 48. Refiner 49. Jesus Christ 50. Jesus 51. The Young Child 52. Servant of Jehovah 53. The Christ 54. The Prophet of Nazareth 55. The Carpenter 56. Son of the Most High God 57. Christ, Son of the Blessed 58. God My Savior 59. Dayspring from on High 60. Consolation of Israel 61. The Child Jesus 62. The Master of the House 63. The Chosen of God 64. Light of Man 65. Lamb of God 66. King of Israel 67. Messiah 68. Bread of God 69. His Only Begotten Son 70. Bread of Life 71. I AM 72. Lord Jehovah 73. A Great Prophet 74. One Shepherd 75. A Grain of Wheat 76. The Truth 77. The Way 78. The Vine 79. The Overcomer 80. The Man 81. Head of Every Man 82. The Lord from Heaven 83. The Wisdom of God 84. Lord Both of the Living and the Dead 85. Our Passover 86. That Spiritual Rock 87. A Quickening Spirit 88. The Head 89. Head over All Things 90. Son of Mary 91. A Ransom 92. Son of Man 93. King of The Jews 94. Horn of Salvation 95. Christ, The Lord 96. Glory of the People of Israel 97. The Lord’s Christ 98. Holy One of God 99. Physician 100. The Christ of God 101. A Guest 102. The True Light 103. Son of God 104. Light of the World 105. Good Shepherd 106. Savior of the World 107. Door of the sheep 108. The Christ, Son of God 109. Sent of the Father 110. Approved of God 111. Prince of Life 112. The Just One 113. Judge of Quick & Dead 114. Jesus Christ Our Lord 115. God Blessed Forever 116. The Deliverer 117. The Power of God 118. Sanctification 119. The Foundation 120. Thine Holy One 121. The Holy Child Jesus 122. Lord Jesus 123. Redemption 124. Lord over All 125. Lord of Glory 126. The Unspeakable Gift 127. He That Filleth All in All 128. Our Peace 129. A Sacrifice to God 130. Lord Jesus Christ 131. First-Born of Every Creature 132. The Beginning 133. Christ Our Life 134. Lord of Peace 135. The Mediator 136. Blessed and Only Potentate 137. The Great God 138. Brightness of His Glory 139. Upholder of All Things 140. Captain of Our Salvation 141. The Builder 142. King of Righteousness 143. Minister of the Sanctuary 144. Mediator of a Better Covenant 145. Mediator of a New Covenant 146. Great Shepherd of the Sheep 147. A Lamb Without Blemish or spot 148. Bishop of Souls 149. DayStar 150. Eternal Life 151. Propitiation 152. True God 153. Jesus Christ 154. Savior of the World 155. Prince of the Kings of the Earth 156. The First and the Last 157. Hidden Manna 158. Beginning of the Creation of God 159. The Lamb Slain 160. Lamb in the Midst of the Throne 161. A Sweet Smelling Savour 162. His Dear Son 163. Creator of All Things 164. First-Born from the Dead 165. All in All 166. Our Hope 167. The Man Christ Jesus 168. God Our Savior 169. God 170. The Apostle 171. The Great High Priest 172. The Forerunner 173. The Surety 174. Author of Eternal Salvation 175. Higher than the Heavens 176. He That Shall Come 177. The Author of Faith 178. A Priest Forever 179. My Helper 180. That Worthy Name 181. A Living Stone 182. A Stone of Stumbling 183. A Rock of Offence 184. A Chief Corner Stone 185. Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 186. Advocate 187. Jesus Christ, The Righteous 188. Son of the Father 189. The Faithful Witness 190. The First Begotten from the Dead 191. He That Liveth 192. Lion of The Tribe of Judah 193. King of Saints 194. Lord God Omnipotent 195. Faithful and True 196. Bright & Morning Star 197. An Offering 198. Image of the Invisible God 199. Head of the Body 200. Hope of Glory 201. The Lord Christ 202. Christ Jesus 203. God Manifest in the Flesh 204. Righteous Judge 205. Heir of All Things 206. Sin Purger 207. Express Image of His Person 208. Seed of Abraham 209. High Priest 210. King of Peace 211. Our Intercessor 212. Separate from Sinners 213. The Testator 214. A Rewarder 215. The Finisher of Faith 216. Jesus Christ the Same 217. The Word of Life 218. Just 219. An Elect Stone 220. A Precious Stone 221. The Chief Shepherd 222. The Son 223. Eternal Life 224. The Almighty 225. The Morning Star 226. Alpha and Omega 227. The Amen 228. Faithful and True Witness 229. Lord of Lords 230. King of Kings 231. The Testifier 232. The Temple 233. The Offspring of David 234. The Word of God 235. Captain of the Host of the Lord 236. Tender Grass 237. Lifter Up of Mine Head 238. My Shepherd 239. Jehovah, Mighty in Battle 240. Fortress 241. A Stranger and an Alien 242. Showers Upon the Earth 243. My High Tower 244. Understanding 245. Bundle of Myrrh 246. Lily of the Valley 247. Altogether Lovely 248. The Child 249. Wonderful 250. Everlasting Father 251. A Tired Stone 252. Rod Out of the Stem of Jesse 253. Ensign of the People 254. A Glorious Throne to His Father’s House 255. Refuge form the Storm 256. Diadem of Beauty 257. Shadow of a Great Rock in a Weary Land 258. Our Lawgiver 259. The Everlasting God 260. The Polished Staff 261. Man of Sorrow 262. God of the Whole Earth 263. King in His Beauty 264. Mine Elect 265. A Leader 266. The Redeemer 267. Angel of His Presence 268. My Physician 269. A Righteous Branch 270. Shepherd of Israel 271. Stone Cut out Without Hands 272. The Hope of His People 273. Rock of My Salvation 274. Daysman 275. Restorer 276. King of Glory 277. The Rock that is Higher than I 278. The King’s Son 279. My First Born 280. Wisdom 281. A Friend 282. Cluster of Camphire 283. Him Who My Soul Loveth 284. Branch of the Lord 285. Sanctuary 286. Counsellor 287. Prince of Peace 288. Branch Out of His Roots 289. My Strength 290. My Song 291. Strength to the poor and needy 292. Rock of Ages 293. The Foundation 294. Cover from the Tempest 295. Rivers of Water in a Dry Place 296. Jehovah 297. Light of the Gentiles 298. Holy One of Israel 299. My Righteous Servant 300. Witness to the People 301. Root Out of Dry Ground 302. Thine Everlasting Light 303. Balm of Gilead 304. My Portion 305. David 306. Their King 307. Feeder 308. Forgiver of Sins 309. Ancient of Days 310. My Servant 311. The Offering 312. Offering for Sins 313. My Glory 314. A Worm and no Man 315. The Strong and Mighty Jehovah 316. My Strong Rock 317. A Strong Tower 318. Rain Upon Mown Grass 319. Head Stone of the Corner 320. Ointment poured forth 321. Excellent 322. Rose of Sharon 323. Chiefest Among Ten Thousand 324. Jehovah of Host 325. A Great Light 326. The Mighty God 327. Light of Israel 328. Root of Jesse 329. A Nail Fastened in a Sure Place 330. A Shadow From the Heat 331. A Crown of Glory 332. A Sure Foundation 333. Covert 334. A Hiding Place from the Wind 335. My Maker 336. A Commander 337. Teacher 338. Our Potter 339. The Hone of Israel 340. Resting Place 341. River 342. A Plant of Renown 343. Stronghold 344. Shelter 345. A Ruler 346. Prince of Princes 347. King over All the Earth 348. The King 349. The Light of the City 350. Purifier 351. The Son of David 352. Emmanuel 353. Immanuel 354. Nazarene 355. My Beloved 356. Jesus the Christ 357. Master 358. Our Brother 359. Seen of the Woman 360. The Stone of Israel 361. Manna 362. Angel of Jehovah 363. Shiloh (peacemaker) 364. A Sceptre 365. The Blessing for Every Nation 366. Giver of Every Good and Perfect Gift
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