CONSILIVM – GIFT OF COUNSEL

CONSILIVM – GIFT OF COUNSEL

holy_spirit_goldThe gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must be done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the principles furnished by Knowledge and Understanding to the innumerable concrete cases that confront us in the course of our daily duty as parents, teachers, public servants and Christian citizens. Counsel is supernatural common sense, a priceless treasure in the quest of salvation. “Above all these things, pray to the Most High, that He may direct thy way in truth.”

            Come, O Spirit of Counsel, help and guide me in all my ways, that I may always do Thy Holy Will. Incline my heart to that which is good; turn it away from all that is evil, and direct me by the straight path of Thy commandments to that goal of eternal life for which I long. Amen.

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INTELLIGENTIA – GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING

INTELLIGENTIA – GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Ghost, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion. By faith we know them, but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

            Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light; and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.

“My blessed daughter (Luisa), in order to have that an act would be more pleasing to Me, and My Will could form Its Whole Life in it, the whole interior of the creature must be centralized in My Fiat. The will must want It; the desire must ardently desire what the volition wants; the affections, the tendencies, must crave and be inclined only to receiving the Life of My Will in their act; the memory to remembering It; the intelligence to Understanding It; such that everything must be centralized in the act in which My Will wants to form Its Life, since in order to form a life there is needed will, desire, heart, affections, tendencies, memory, intelligence, otherwise it could not be called a Whole and Perfect Life, so My Divine Will, wanting to form Life in the act of the creature, wants the whole being of the creature centralized in Its Act or Life that It wants to form, otherwise one would not be able to call it Whole and Perfect Life.

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SAPIENTIA – THE GIFT OF WISDOM

SAPIENTIA – THE GIFT OF WISDOM

      Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. Of Wisdom it is written “all good things came to me with her, and innumerable riches through her hands.” It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree. Wisdom enlightens the mind to discern and relish things Divine, in the appreciation of which earthly joys lose their savor, whilst the Cross of Christ yields a Divine Sweetness according to the words of the Savior: “Take up thy cross and follow Me, for My yoke is sweet, and My burden light.”

            Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, their exceeding greatness, power and beauty. Teach me to love them above and beyond all passing joys and satisfactions of the earth. Help me to attain them and possess them for ever. Amen.

“You must know that when the soul does an act in Our Divine Will, God becomes her Model, while the act becomes the material necessary to receive the Divine Model. Therefore, Our more than Paternal Goodness is all attentive to see all that the soul Living in Our Will does. As she is about to think, speak or work It Seals in her the Model of Its Wisdom, the Model of its Creative Word and the Sanctity of Its Works. Our Love is such that We want to become Life of her life, Heartbeat of her heart, and Love of her love. Our delirium of Love is such that We want to make of her Our Copy. We can obtain this purpose only with one who Lives in Our Will, since there is not lacking the adaptable material to receive Our Model.”

“Furthermore, for every act the creature does in Our Divine Volition, We Redouble Our Love for her. As this Love Invests her, It brings with It Our Sanctity, Goodness and Wisdom, so she remains Redoubled in Sanctity, in Goodness and in the Knowledge of her Creator.

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THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE LIVING MEMORY OF THE CHURCH

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE LIVING MEMORY OF THE CHURCH

GiftsoftheHolySpiritVatican City, 8 June 2014 (VIS) – On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis presided at a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, concelebrated with the cardinals, archbishops and bishops present in the city of Rome.

“Speaking to the Apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus said that, after leaving this world, he would have sent them the gift from the Father, that is the Holy Spirit. This promise was powerfully fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended onto the disciples gathered in the Cenacle”, said the Pope in his homily.

The Holy Spirit “teaches us: it is the inner Master. It guides us along the right path, through the situations of life. … More than a master of doctrine”, he observed, “the Spirit is a master of life. And knowledge is part of life, but within the wider, harmonic horizon of Christian existence”.

The Holy Spirit “reminds us, reminds us of all that Jesus said. It is the living memory of the Church. And while it makes us remember, it enables us to understand the words of the Lord. … The Spirit of truth and charity that recalls to us what Christ said, allows us to enter more fully into the meaning of His words. … In substance, the Spirit reminds us of the commandment to love, and calls us to fulfil this”.

“A Christian without memory is not a true Christian: he is halfway along the road, he is a man or a woman imprisoned in the moment, who does not know how to value his or he r history, who does not know how to read it or live it as a history of salvation. Instead, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are able to interpret the inner inspirations and events of life in the light of Jesus’ words. And thus our knowledge of memory, the knowledge of the heart, that is a gift from the Spirit, grows in us”.

The Holy Spirit “makes us speak, with God and with men. There are no mute Christians, those who are mute in the soul; no, there is no place for this. It enables us to speak with God in prayer. … It allows us to speak in the act of faith. It helps us to speak with men in fraternal dialogue. It helps us to speak with others recognising them as brothers and sisters”.

“But there is more: the Holy Spirit also makes us speak to men in prophecy, making us humble and docile ‘channels’ of the Word of God. Prophecy is made with frankness, to show openly contradictions and injustice, but always with meekness and constructive intent. Penetrated by the Spirit of love, we can be signs and instruments of God Who loves, serves and gives life”.

“The day of Pentecost,when the disciples were ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’, was the baptism of the Church, who was born ‘reaching out’, ‘going out’ to proclaim the Good News to all. The Mother Church, who goes out to serve and, who recalls our other Mother, who went out promptly, to serve. The Mother Church and the Mother Mary: both virgin, both mothers, and both women”.

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

PENTECOST SUNDAY

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Heavenly Father, I pray in the Most Holy Divine Will, in the Name of Jesus and Mary through Luisa, for everyone and everything past, present and future that The Holy Spirit come with His Divine Fire and Sanctify the earth.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of those who are linked to Luisa with the Inextinguishable Fire of Your Divine Love; the Fire of Divine Love that Transmutes the soul in God; the Fire of Divine Love that with Its Flames Invests all the human operations and gives them the Form of Divine Operations.

Come Holy Spirit, fill those who are linked to Luisa with the Fire of Your Divine Will that contains such Power as to be a New Baptism for the soul, as Jesus told Luisa, “even more than Baptism itself.” Wash from us every stain, and give us that New Baptism that will Strengthen us in Grace, to be admitted to Live with You on earth as it is in Heaven.

Come Holy Spirit, Baptize those who are linked to Luisa with the Baptism of Your Divine Fire. Restore and Heal us with Your Breath of Fire. Purify us with Your Divine Fire and Devour and Consume all our passions and evil tendencies, and finding our souls naked with no extraneous humors, it will be easy for You, Holy Spirit, to Convert us into Your very Divine Fire. Let us feel the Burning of Your Divine Fire and the Palpitating Divine Life of our Creator so that all mankind will return to be the “Bearer of his Creator.” Then You, Triune God, will feel the Happiness, Glory and Appreciation for Your Creative Work, as it returns Love into Your Divine Womb, as it came out, in a Fire of Love from Your Paternal Bosom.

Come Holy Spirit with Your Divine Fire of Your Divine Love and Sanctify the earth. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Our Lord, under the Blue Mantle of Mary, Our Mother and through the intercession of the little daughter of the Divine Will, Luisa Piccarreta. Amen.

 

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Feast Day of St. Annibale Maria di Francia

June 1st

FEAST DAY OF ST. ANNIBALE MARIA di FRANCIA

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The Chaplet of the Divine Will
by Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia

Saint Hannibal di Francia was one of Luisa’s extraordinary Confessors and was responsible for first publishing Luisa’s books, “The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will” and “The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ”. He was also responsible for granting the “Nihil Obstat” to the first 19 volumes which were then given the “Imprimatur” by Archbishop Joseph Leo. In his last years, Saint Hannibal wrote the little “Chaplet of the Divine Will” and recited this prayer several times a day during his last sickness.

The Little Rosary of the Divine Will begins with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be, and continues by praying on every “Hail Mary” bead: “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

A “Glory Be” is prayed on every “Our Father” bead, and at the end pray:

“Lord Jesus, we praise you, we love you, we bless you, and we thank you who are God with the Father and the Holy Spirit in your Holy and Eternal Divine Will.  Amen”

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Offering of the human will to the Celestial Queen

Offering of the human will to the Celestial Queen 

 

Prayer for May 31st

 

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 all the little sacrifices, the ejaculatory prayers, my promises to never do my human 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 attestation of love and thanksgiving for my Mama.

But this is not enough; I want You to take it in Your hands as the 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 that 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 the heart. But I want to tell You many things; I want to enclose my pains, my fears, my weaknesses, my whole being in Your Maternal Heart, as the place of my refugeI want to consecrate my human will to You. O please! My Mama, accept it; make of it a Triumph of Grace, and a field on 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 human will to You, You will give me Yours in exchange. So, either the Mama will come and stay with her child on earth, or the child will go to Live with her Mama in Heaven. O! How Happy I will be.

Listen, dearest Mama, in order to make the consecration of my human will to You more solemn, I call the Sacrosanct Trinity, all the Angels, all the Saints, and before all I protest and with an oath to make the Solemn Consecration of my human 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 extinguish the fire that burns them. May Your Maternal Blessing be Pledge of Salvation for all souls. Amen

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Quote

ascension 2“Just as He remained with us even after His Ascension, so we too are already in Heaven with Him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.”

— St. Augustine of Hippo

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Novena to the Holy Spirit

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Prayer for the Glorification of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta – Updated

Prayer

For the Glorification of the Servant of God

LUISA PICCARRETA

Oh august and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

we praise and thank You for the gift of the holiness of Your faithful servant

Luisa Piccarreta.

She lived, Oh Father, in Your Divine Will, becoming under the action

of the Holy Spirit, in conformity with Your Son,

obedient even to the death on the cross, victim and host pleasing to You,

thus cooperating in the work of Redemption of mankind. 

Her virtues of obedience, humility, supreme love for Christ and the Church,

lead us to ask You for the gift of her glorification on earth,

so that Your Glory may shine before all, and Your Kingdom of truth, justice and love,

may spread all over the world in the particular charisma of the

Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra. 

We appeal to her merits to obtain from You, Most Holy Trinity the particular grace

for which we pray to You with the intention to fulfill Your Divine Will.  Amen.

+Archbishop Givoan Battista Pichierri

Three Glory be,

Our Father

Queen of all Saints, pray for us.

Trani, October 29, 2005

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