PIETAS – GIFT OF PIETY
The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to Him, as well as those who are vested with His authority, His Blessed Mother and the Saints, the Church and its visible Head, our parents and superiors, our country and its rulers. He who is filled with the gift of Piety finds the practice of his religion, not a burdensome duty, but a delightful service. Where there is love, there is no labor.
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle therein such a love for God, that I may find satisfaction only in His service, and for His sake lovingly submit to all legitimate authority. Amen.
FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
“My good daughter, Our Fiat displayed Our Operating, Powerful and Wise Love in the Creation, in such a way that all created things are Filled with Our Love, Power, Wisdom and Unspeakable Beauty. We can call them ‘the Administrators of Our Supreme Being.’ But We did even more in the Creation of the Sovereign Queen. Our Love was not satisfied by the mere display, rather, It wanted to assume the attitude of Piety, Tenderness and Compassion, so profound and intimate, as to be turned into tears for Love of the creatures. This is why, as We pronounced Our Fiat to Create Her and called Her to life, We Created Forgiveness, Mercy and Reconciliation between Us and humankind, and We deposited it in this Celestial Creature, as the Administrator between Our children and Hers. Therefore, the Sovereign Lady possesses Seas of Forgiveness, Mercy and Piety, as well as seas of tears of Our Love, in which She can cover all human generations, Regenerated in these seas Created by Us within Her—Seas of Forgiveness, of Mercy, and of a Piety so tender as to soften the hardest hearts.