The Gift of the Divine Will Given to Luisa

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

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12/5/21 – Vol. 13

One who does not accept the gifts of God is ungrateful. The gift of the Divine Will was given to Luisa from the time of the renewal of mystical marriage before the Holy Trinity, thirty-two years before. Doubts and difficulties. Jesus answers them in advance.

After I wrote that which is said above, I felt all concerned and, more than ever, annihilated. And as I began to pray, my always lovable Jesus came, and clasping me tightly to His Heart, told me: (Luisa) “Daughter of My Divine Will, why do you not want to recognize the Gifts that your Jesus wants to give you (Luisa)? This is highest ingratitude. Imagine a king, surrounded by his faithful ministers, and a poor boy, barefooted and ragged, who, taken by love of seeing the king, goes up to the royal palace, and making himself smaller than he is, looks at the king from behind the ministers, and then lowers himself for fear of being discovered. The king notices this, and while the boy is huddled behind the ministers, he calls him and takes him aside. The little one trembles and blushes, fearing of being punished, but the king presses him to his heart and says to him: ‘Do not fear, I took you aside to tell you that I want to raise you above all. I want you to surpass all the gifts I that I gave to my ministers, nor do I want you to leave my royal palace ever again…’ If the boy is good, he will accept with love the proposal of the king; he will tell everyone of how good the king is. He will say it to the ministers, calling everyone to thank the king. If then he is ungrateful, he will refuse to accept, saying: ‘What do you want from me? I am a little one – poor, ragged and barefooted. These gifts are not for me.’ And he will keep in his heart the secret of his ingratitude. Is this not a horrendous ingratitude? And what will happen to that boy? So you (Luisa) are: because you see yourself unworthy, you would rather get rid of My Gifts.”

And I: ‘My Love (Jesus), You are right, but what concerns me the most is that You always want to speak about me.’ And He: “It is right, it is necessary that I (Jesus) speak about you (Luisa). Would it be nice if a bridegroom who is about to marry his bride, were forced to deal with others but not with her; while it is necessary that they confide their secrets to each other, that one know what the other has, that their parents provide this couple with a dowry, and that they become used to each other’s ways in advance?”

And I added: ‘Tell me, my Life, who is my Family? What is my dowry and Yours?’ And smiling, He continued: “Your Family is the Trinity. Don’t you remember that in the first years of bed I (Jesus) took you (Luisa) to Heaven and we celebrated our Union before the Most Holy Trinity? It (the Most Holy Trinity) endowed you (Luisa) with such Gifts that you yourself have not yet known; and as I (Jesus) speak to you (Luisa) about My Divine Will, about Its Effects and Value, I make you discover the Gifts with which, from that time, you (Luisa) were endowed. I do not speak to you about My Dowry, because what is Mine is yours. And then, after a few days, We, the Three Divine Persons, descended from Heaven, took possession of your heart, and formed Our Perpetual Residence in it. We took the reins of your intelligence, of your heart, and of all of yourself; and everything you did was an Outpouring of our Creative Will over you (Luisa), and the confirmation that your will was animated by an Eternal Will.

The work is already done. There is nothing left but to make it Known, so that, not only you (Luisa), but others also may take part in these great Goods. And this I AM doing by calling now one minister, now another, and even ministers from places afar, to make Known to them these great Truths. Therefore, this thing is Mine – not yours; so, let Me do. Even more, you must know that every time you (Luisa) manifest one additional Value of My Divine Will, I feel so much contentment that I (Jesus) Love you (Luisa) with multiplied Love.”

And I, blushing about my difficulties, said: ‘My highest and only Good, see how I have become more bad. Before I used to have no doubts about what You told me; now – no; how many doubts, how many difficulties. I myself don’t know where I go fishing for them.’ And Jesus: “Do not worry about this either. Many times I Myself cause these difficulties in order to answer not only you, confirming to you (Luisa) the Truths that I (Jesus) tell you, but to answer all those who, in reading these Truths, may find doubts and difficulties. I answer them in advance, so that they may find Light, and all of their difficulties may be dissolved. Criticism will not be lacking; therefore, everything is necessary.”

 


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Effects of the Imprisonment of Jesus in the Passion.

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

Jesus taken prisoner 12/4/18 – Vol. 12

Effects of the imprisonment of Jesus in the Passion.

I spent last night in prison with Jesus. I compassionated Him, I clung to His Knees to sustain Him; and Jesus told me: “My daughter (Luisa), during My Passion I (Jesus) also wanted to suffer imprisonment, in order to free the creature from the prison of sin. Oh, what a horrible prison sin is for man! His passions chain him like a vile slave, while My imprisonment and My chains released him and unbound him.

For loving souls, My imprisonment formed their prison of Love, in which to remain safe and sheltered from everyone and everything. And I released them to keep them as Living prisons and tabernacles which were to warm Me from the coldness of the tabernacles of stone and, even more, from the coldness of the creatures who, imprisoning Me within themselves, make Me die of cold and starvation. This is why many times I leave the prisons of the tabernacles and I (Jesus) come into your heart, to be warmed and to refresh Myself with your love. And when I see you (Luisa) going in search of Me in the tabernacles of the churches, I (Jesus) say to you (Luisa): ‘Are you not the True Prison of Love for Me? Look for Me inside your heart, and Love Me!”

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This year, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on December 9th

This year, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on December 9th since December 8th is on the Second Sunday of Advent. 

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Our Blessed Mother asked for an Hour of Grace on her Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Our Lady in these apparitions appealed especially to the consecrated souls of clergy and religious, promising to protect them and deepen their vocations if they but honor Her in this devotion as Rosa Mystica.  Consecrated souls today have been under great attack and they need our prayers. 

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In Montichiari, Italy where Our Lady Rosa Mystica appeared, said that she would convert hearts that are as hardened as marble floors.  The dream of Our Mother is to bring ALL of Her children to Her Son.  She has asked us to pray not only for our personal petitions during the Hour of Grace but also for her intentions of Her Immaculate Heart as well.  Many statues of Rosa Mystica around the world have wept tears and tears of blood because of the sad condition of the world in these end times.

 

 

May no souls be lost as we pray with our Blessed Mother’s intercession!  

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Maria Rosa Mystica, pray for us!

 

 

REQUEST OF BLESSED MOTHER FOR THE HOUR OF GRACE

1. Day and time of Hour of Grace – December 8th (This year it’s December 9th!) Feast of the Immaculate Conception – to be started at 12 noon and will continue until 1 PM (one full hour of prayer)

2. During this hour the person making the ‘Hour of Grace’ either at home or in the Church must put away all distractions (do not answer the telephone or answer any doors or do anything but totally concentrate on your union with God during this Special Hour of Grace)

3. Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm with arms outstretched.

4. The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God meditating upon the Passion of Jesus saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, meditating upon other Psalms, etc.

The Blessed Mother has requested that Her message be sent throughout the entire world.

Remember to pray for our country during this hour.

Please help the Blessed Virgin Mary to fulfill Her Mission well … that all souls be drawn to God and that Jesus will be loved in every heart.

This is the perpetual song of her Heart.

Let it also be ours.

 

Please distribute this message to as many people as you can.

 

Acknowledgment: A Very special Thank you to the Felician Sisters in general who printed this story in their “AVE MARIA” magazine and who so graciously translated this story from Polish into English in order to comply with the request of the Blessed Virgin Mary that this message be sent throughout the world.

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

On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierrina that 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 of Italy and the entire world.

rosamystica 2It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierrina 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 greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to end 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.”

Then the Blessed Mother asked for an Act of Humility by Sister Pierrina. She asked her to make the sign of the cross with her tongue on each of the stones in the Sanctuary. “This shall be a reminder to the people that I have appeared here and do not have the people step on those stones.”

The Blessed Mother then stepped on each of the stones so that Her gown touched all four stones.

On the 22nd of November, Sister Pierrina 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.

She instructed Sister Pierrina to make the sign of the cross on the stones and fence them off so that no one would step on them.

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 Pierrina 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 Virgin 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.

It was December 7th when Sister Pierrina felt the urge to go to Church. This time she was accompanied by the Priest and the Mother Superior.

The Blessed Mother appeared with a young boy and girl dressed in beautiful white clothing. Sister Pierrina was sure these little ones were angels because they were so beautiful.

The Blessed Mother said, “Tomorrow I will show you My Immaculate Heart which is so little known among the people.” She asked people to pray for Russia.” There are so many people being held prisoners which their families know nothing of because they have been gone for so many years. Pray for the conversion of Russia, the suffering of the soldiers and their sacrifices and martyrdom will bring peace to Italy.

The little children are Francisco and Jacinta. I am giving them to you as your companions. You will have much to suffer for My sake. I want simplicity and goodness from you as of these little children.” The Blessed Mother then blessed Sister Pierrina, the Priest and all those who were gathered there.

On the morning of December 8th people began arriving at the little Church at 8:00 in the morning from neighboring towns. By noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother, many of whom had to stand outside because the Church did not have enough room for the large crowd.

Sister Pierrina was accompanied to Church by her Mother and Brothers, the Mother Superior and the Chief of Police from Montichiari. Sister was reciting the Rosary with the crowd in the middle of the Church. Suddenly a brilliant white light appeared from the ceiling. Stairs were coming from the light down to the floor of the Church about fifteen feet in length.

The staircase was beautifully decorated with red, white and yellow roses. The Blessed Virgin appeared so radiant, dressed in white, with Her Hands folded. She was standing on a splendid carpet at the top of the stairs made of the red, white and yellow roses.

In the most gentle and loving voice, Our Lady smiled and began to speak. “I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of all graces and 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.” Then slowly she began to ascend the staircase gracefully scattering roses as She went along until She reached midway of the staircase. Here again the Blessed Mother spoke, “I am very happy to see this great demonstration of Faith.”

Sister Pierrina asked for many of the sinners to be forgiven. The Blessed Mother replied. “My Divine Son will show his Greatest Mercy as much as the people will pray for them. I want this to be known and told to Pope Pius XII. Tell him I want him to install the ‘Hour of Grace’ throughout the whole world and even for those who are not able to go to Church during this time, can obtain this grace in their homes at noon time.”

She also asked that a Statue be made and placed on the spot where she stood. This should be called the ‘Rosa Mystica’ and carried in procession through the town at which time many graces will be given and cures will take place. Then the Statue is to be returned to the Church.

Our Lady prayed for the sick, some will be cured others not. Many men, women and children were cured at that very instant.

A twenty-six year old woman who could not say a word for nine months, suddenly began shouting, “I see Her. I see the Blessed Virgin.” An eighteen year old girl with ulcers was instantly cured. A five year old boy who had been paralyzed was told by the Blessed Mother, “Come to Me, you will be walking now.” He was placed on the Blessed Stones and was able to walk.

There were three others who were very sick and were immediately cured. But of course, the greatest miracles taking place were those of the spiritual blessings being shed upon the people gathered in the Church.

The Blessed Mother said, “This is the last time I will appear here. Pray, weep and do penance on these Stones and you will receive the care of My Motherly Heart.” She then left the little Church, but because of the Unending Love of Our Heavenly Mother, She has given us the ‘Hour of Grace’ to be spread through the entire world. She had given all the opportunity to demonstrate our love and trust to Her and to help make reparation for the grievous sins offending Her Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Luisa, the Spark of Jesus

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Strength of the Celestial Mama, Strength that Luisa Must Have, Power of the Acts Done in the Divine Will

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

Our Lady of Medjugorje

12/1/27 – Vol. 23

Strength of the Celestial Mama (Mary) in the privations of Jesus.  Strength that the little daughter of His Will (Luisa) must have.  Power of the acts done in the Divine Will; how they are the Outpouring of God.

I was feeling totally without my highest Good, Jesus, and as much as I asked for Him, I could not manage to find Him.  So I felt tortured and embittered in an unspeakable way.  My words don’t have the terms to manifest my sorrow, therefore I move on.

Then, after long days of Martyrdom and of abandonment in that Divine Fiat, my Beloved Jesus moved in my interior and told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), I (Jesus) want from you the same Strength of Mind of the Celestial Sovereign Lady (Mary), who reached the point of Loving the Divine Will more than the very Humanity of Her Son Jesus.  How many times the Divine Will commanded Us to separate from each other, and I (Jesus) had to go far away from Her (Celestial Sovereign, Mary), and She had to remain without Me, without following Me.  And She stayed with such Strength and Peace as to place Her very Son after the Divine Fiat; so much so, that the Divine Fiat, enraptured by such Strength, bilocated the Sun of My Divine Will, and while remaining with My Mama (Mary), centralized in Her, It remained centralized in Me.  The Sun bilocated Itself, but the Light remained as one—extending, but without ever separating from both centers of the bilocated Sun.

“The Sovereign Queen had received everything from My Divine Will—fullness of Grace, Sanctity, Sovereignty over everything, and even the Fecundity to be able to give Life to Her Son.  My Divine Will had given Her (the Sovereign Queen, Mary) everything and had denied Her nothing; so, when My Divine Will wanted Me to go far away, with Heroic Strength, She would give back to the Divine Will what She had received.  The heavens were stupefied in seeing the Strength, the Heroism of She (the Sovereign Queen, Mary) who—yet they knew—Loved Me more than Her very life.

“So I (Jesus) would like to see (Luisa) the little daughter of My Divine Will:  Strong, Peaceful and, with Heroism, giving your Jesus back to the Divine Will when It wants you (Luisa) to remain without Him.  I (Jesus) would rather not see you disheartened, melancholic, but with the Strength of the Celestial Mama (Mary); and just as for the Sovereign Queen of Heaven (Mary) the separation was only external and apparent, but internally the Divine Volition kept Us fused together and inseparable, so it will be with you (Luisa):  My Volition will keep you fused within Me, and we will do the same acts together, without ever separating.”

After this, I continued my acts in the Divine Fiat, and feeling that I was not doing them well, I prayed my Celestial Mama (Mary) to come to my help, that I might be able to follow that Supreme Volition that She had loved so much, and from which She recognized having received all Her Glory and the Height at which She finds Herself.

mary-and-luisaBut while I was thinking of this, my lovable Jesus, moving in my interior, told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), all the acts of My Queen Mother (Mary), done in My Divine Will, are all in waiting, for they want the retinue of the acts of the creature done in It.  So, in everything you (Luisa) do in My Volition, it is these acts that come to your help; even more, they line up around you to administer to you—some the Light, some the Grace, some the Sanctity, and some the very act that you (Luisa) do, so as to have the retinue of these Noble, Holy and Divine Acts.

“These Acts are the Outpouring of God; and as He feeds them to the creature, she (the creature) is filled so much that, unable to contain them, she pours them out again and gives her Divine Acts to her Creator.  Therefore, they form the greatest glory that the creature can give to He who created her.  There is no good that does not descend through these Acts done in the Divine Volition; they place everything in motion—heavens, earth, and God Himself.  They are the Divine Motion of the creature; and it was by virtue of these Acts that the Celestial Sovereign Lady made the Word move to descend upon earth.  Therefore, She (the Celestial Sovereign, Mary) awaits the retinue of Her Acts, so as to move God to make Our Supreme Will come to Reign upon earth.  They are the Triumph of God over the creature, and the Divine Weapons with which the creature conquers God.  Therefore, continue your acts in My Divine Will, and you (Luisa) will have Divine Helps in your power, as well as those of the Sovereign Queen.”

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Immaculate Conception Novena

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION NOVENA

November 29 – December 7

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——–§——–For the Feast——-§——–

This novena may be made any time but it is especially good to honor the Mother of God in her Divine privilege by making the Novena between November 29-December 7, the eve of the Feast.

Invocation to be Said Every Day of the Novena:

Thou art all fair, O Mary,
The Original Stain is not in thee.
Thou art the glory of Jerusalem,
Thou, the joy of Israel,
Thou, the great honor of our people
Thou, the advocate of sinners.
O Mary,
O Mary,
Virgin most prudent,
Mother most merciful,
Pray for us,
Intercede for us with our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Raccolta

Day 1:

O Virgin Immaculate, who wast pleasing in the Lord’s sight and didst become His Mother, look graciously upon the wretched who implore thy mighty patronage. The wicked serpent, against whom the primal curse was hurled, continues none the less to wage war and to lay snares for the unhappy children of Eve. Ah, do thou, our blessed Mother, our Queen and Advocate, who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of our enemy, receive the prayers that we unite single-heartedly to thine and conjure thee to offer at the throne of God, that we may never fall into the snares that are laid for us, in such wise that we may all come to the haven of salvation; and in the midst of so many dangers may holy Church and the fellowship of Christians everywhere sing once more the hymn of deliverance, victory and peace. Amen.

The Raccolta

To thee, O Virgin Mother, who wast never touched by any spot of Original or actual
sin, I commend and entrust the purity of my heart.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 2:

O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from thy sublime height turn upon me thine eyes of pity. Filled with confidence in thy goodness and knowing full well thy power, I beseech thee to extend to me thine assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of dangers for my soul. And in order that I may never be the slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live with my heart humble and pure, I entrust myself wholly to thee. I consecrate my heart to thee for ever, my only desire being to love thy Divine Son Jesus. Mary, none of thy devout servants has ever perished; may I too be saved. Amen.

The Raccolta

O Mary, thou didst enter the world without stain; do thou obtain for me from
God, that I may leave it without sin.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 3:

Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Mother of mercy, Advocate and Refuge of sinners, behold, I, enlightened and inspired by the graces obtained for me abundantly from the Divine treasury through thy maternal affection, resolve this day and always to place my heart in thy hands to be consecrated to Jesus.

To thee, therefore, most Blessed Virgin, in the presence of the nine choirs of Angels and all the Saints, I now give it. Do thou, in my name, consecrate it to Jesus; and out of the filial confidence which I hereby make profession of, I am certain that now and always thou wilt do all thou canst to bring it to pass that my heart may ever wholly belong to Jesus, and may imitate perfectly the example of the Saints, and in particular that of Saint Joseph, thy most pure Spouse. Amen.

(Bl. Vincent Pallotti)

The Raccolta

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

Day 4:

O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful, we sing thy praises. We bless thee, as full of every grace, thou who didst bear the God-Man: we all bow low before thee; we invoke thee and implore thine aid. Rescue us, O holy and inviolate Virgin, from every necessity that presses upon us and from all the temptations of the devil. Be our intercessor and advocate at the hour of death and judgment; deliver us from the fire that is not extinguished and from the outer darkness; make us worthy of the glory of thy Son, O dearest and most clement Virgin Mother.

Thou indeed art our only hope most sure and sacred in God’s sight, to whom be honor and glory, majesty and dominion for ever and ever world without end. Amen

(St. Ephrem the Syrian)

The Raccolta

In thy Conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast immaculate; pray for us to the Father whose Son Jesus, after He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, thou didst bring forth into the world.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 5:

O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst make ready a fitting habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that Thou who didst keep her clean from all stain by the precious death of the same Thy Son, foreseen by Thee, mayest grant unto us in like manner to be made clean through her intercession and so attain unto Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen (Roman Missal).

The Raccolta

By thine Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my spirit holy.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 6:

O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst make ready a fitting habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that Thou who didst keep her clean from all stain by the precious death of the same Thy Son, foreseen by Thee, mayest grant unto us in like manner to be made clean through her intercession and so attain unto Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen (Roman Missal).

The Raccolta

By thine Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my spirit holy.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 7:

Most holy Virgin, who, being predestined to become the Mother of God, wast preserved by a singular privilege from Original Sin and filled with grace, confirmed in grace and enriched with all the gifts of the Holy Ghost, do thou accept, we pray, the homage of our most lively admiration and of our most profound veneration, the expression of our intense and reverent affection.

Beholding in thee a relic of the earthly paradise that was lost to man, purer and more spotless than the snowy splendor of mountain tops bathed in light, in that magnificent act of treading upon the proud head of the infernal serpent, the Heavens exulted, earth was filled with joy, and Hell trembled with fear. With thee came the bright dawn of man’s redemption from sin, and when the children of men, having for centuries anxiously scanned the horizon in expectation of a fairer day, raised their heads, they discovered thee on high like a radiant vision of paradise and saluted thee with a cry of holy enthusiasm: “Thou art all fair, O Mary, and in thee there is no Original Stain.”

At our feet, O Mary, the muddy torrent of lust did not halt, as it did before thine, that torrent that still flows across the world and threatens continually to submerge our souls also. We bear about within us and perceive around us countless deadly incentives that cease not to urge us on to savor the foul pleasures of sensual passion. O good Mother, enfold us under thy mantle, protect us from the snares of the infernal enemy, renew in us our love of the angelic virtue, and grant that, by ever keeping vivid in our hearts the reflections of thy heavenly brightness, we may be able one day to sing to thee a hymn of love and glory in the world to come.

The Raccolta

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 8:

O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of us, thou who by a singular privilege, in virtue of the foreseen death of our Redeemer, wast redeemed from the first moment of thy conception and preserved immune from every spot of Original Sin, we firmly believe in this thy privilege and we proclaim it aloud, saying: “Thou art all fair, O Mary, and in thee there is no stain”; thou art the Immaculate; thy raiment is white as snow; thy face shines like the sun; in thee we marvel at the brightness of eternal light and the spotless mirror of Divine beauty. Like the Divine Redeemer, thou art wholly and utterly fair, for in Him there can be no stain and thou art His most perfect reflection.

We all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast that recalls this singular privilege of thine, O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, and we unite ourselves to thee in magnifying and thanking Our Lord, Who through thee hath done such wondrous deeds, and hath given us in thee good cause for rejoicing.

We would be ever worthy to love thee and to sing thy glories, O Mary, our Immaculate Mother, but we are by nature sons of wrath, and only by grace can we become thy children and acceptable unto thee. From thee we hope for assistance in obtaining the pardon of our sins, the strength to overcome our wicked passions, and to escape the snares. laid for us by the world and the devil. Wherefore, O Immaculate Mother, Mary, inspire in us an intense hatred of sin, perfect contrition for the sins we have committed, and a lively fear of falling again into sin; make our hearts and our bodies immaculate, lest we be confounded forever; and so, being cleansed of sin, with our passions under control, and the enemies of our salvation overcome, with pure hearts burning with love of thee, may we be able to sing to thee with unfaltering voices: “Thou art all fair, O Mary, and in thee there is no Original Stain; thou art our glory, thou art our joy.”

The Raccolta

Glorious things are spoken of thee, O Mary; for He that is mighty hath done great things unto thee.

The Roman Missal

Hail Mary.

THE DAILY NOVENA INVOCATION

Day 9:

Salutation of Saint Francis to the Virgin Mary

Hail, holy Lady, most holy Queen! Mother of God, Mary ever-Virgin! Chosen by the most holy Father of Heaven, and by Him, with His most holy and beloved Son and the Spirit Paraclete, consecrated! Thou in whom was and is all the fullness of grace and of goodness! Hail, thou, His palace! Hail, thou, His tabernacle! Hail, thou, His home! Hail, thou, His vesture! Hail, thou, His handmaid! Hail, thou, His Mother! And hail, too, all ye holy virtues which, by the grace and light of the Holy Ghost, are poured into the hearts of the faithful, to make them from faithless ones, faithful children of God.

Conclude with Consecration and the following prayer:

O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for Thy Son, we entreat Thee, Who didst preserve Her from all stain of sin by the Death of that same Son, foreseen by Thee, to grant that through Her intercession, we also may be made clean, and so may come to Thee, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The Raccolta

Hail Mary.

 Immaculate Conception 4

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Benefits of Repairing for Others – Why God is not Known and Loved

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

11/30/16 – Vol. 11

The Benefits of Repairing for Others.

Luisa_Piccarreta_5I was very afflicted because of the privation of my adorable Jesus, and I cried bitterly; and as I was doing the Hours of the Passion, a thought tormented me, saying to me: “Look at what good your reparations for others have done to you: they have caused you to let Jesus escape you”; and much more nonsense… But blessed Jesus, moved to compassion by my tears, pressed me to His Heart and told me: “My daughter (Luisa), you are My goad – My Love is cornered by your violences. If you knew how much I (Jesus) suffer in seeing you (Luisa) suffer because of Me! But it is Justice that wants to pour Itself out, and your very violences force Me to hide. Things will rage more; therefore, patience. Besides, know that the reparations done for others have done great good to you, because in repairing for others, you (Luisa) intended to do what I did, and I (Jesus) repaired for all, and also for you; I asked forgiveness for all, I grieved for the offenses of all, and I also asked forgiveness for you, and for you also I grieved. Therefore, as you (Luisa) do what I (Jesus) did, you also take the Reparations, the Forgiveness and the Sorrow I had for you. So, what could do more good to you – My Reparations, My Forgiveness, My Sorrow, or yours? And then, I (Jesus) never let Myself be surpassed in Love. When I see that, for love of Me, the soul is all intent on repairing Me, loving Me, apologizing to Me and asking forgiveness for sinners, to give her tit for tat I (Jesus) ask forgiveness for her in a special way, I Repair and Love for her, and I keep embellishing her soul with My Love, with My Reparations and Forgiveness. Therefore, continue to repair, and do not raise conflicts between you and Me.”

11/30/30 – Vol. 28

The reason why God is not known and loved:  because they think that He is the God far away from creatures, while He is the Inseparable One. 

I was doing my round in the Creation, to follow the acts that the Divine Fiat does in the created things; and as I arrived at Eden, it seemed to me that my lovable Jesus was waiting for me to be able to communicate to me the love, the goodness, the sanctity, the power and everything He did in creating man, pouring all of Himself into him, to the point of filling him completely with Himself and with His Divine Qualities—but so much, to the point of overflowing outside, giving him the task, as the highest honor for man, to avail himself of His Love, Goodness, Sanctity and Power in order to carry out his life in the very Goods of He who had created him.

I felt as though soaked with the Divine Qualities, and my sweet Jesus told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), man was created to be inseparable from God; and if He is not Known and Loved, it is precisely because they think that God is the Being far away from man, as if we had nothing to do—either he with Us, or God with him.  To believe Him far away causes God to be dispersed from man, and everything I had in creating him, Our very Divine Qualities, remain weakened, suffocated and, for many, as if they had no life; while Our Divinity is not far away, but close—even more, inside of man, and in all his acts We are Actors and Spectators.  Therefore, Our (the Divine Trinity) Sorrow is great in seeing that the creatures consider Us and believe that We are far away from them, and therefore they neither know Us nor love Us.

“To think of Us as far away is the deadly iron that kills the love of the creature toward the Creator; distance breaks any friendship.  Who can ever think of loving, of knowing and of hoping from a faraway Being?  No one.  And We are forced to repeat:  ‘We are with them—inside of them, and it seems that they do not know Us; and while their love, their will, by not loving Us, are far away from Us, they say that We are far away from them.’  And this is the reason for which some, who have read My Intimacies with you (Luisa), have reached the point of doubting—it is precisely this:  because they think that I AM the faraway God, and being far away, so many Intimacies between you (Luisa) and Me could not take place.

“Now, My daughter (Luisa), do you want to know who makes God be felt alive in the heart of the creature?  My Divine Will Reigning in her.  In fact, not giving life to the human will, My Fiat makes her feel, vividly, Its Love, Its Power, Its Goodness and Sanctity that run in all the acts of the creature.  For her there isn’t the faraway God, but the God who is close and Primary Life of her life and of all her acts.  Therefore, the Living in My Divine Will maintains the Vigor of all the Goods that We gave to man in creating him, and makes of him the Throne of God and His Glory, where He Dominates and Reigns.”

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The Feast Day of Saint Andrew, the Apostle

 

THE FEAST DAY OF SAINT ANDREW

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November 30

The name “Andrew” (Gr., andreia, manhood, or valour), like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews from the second or third century B.C.

St. Andrew, the Apostle, son of Jonah, or John (Matthew 16:17; John 1:42), was born in Bethsaida of Galilee (John 1:44). He was brother of Simon (Peter) (Matthew 10:2; John 1:40). Both were fishermen (Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16), and at the beginning of Our Lord’s public life occupied the same house at Capharnaum (Mark 1:21, 29).

From the fourth Gospel we learn that Andrew was a disciple of the Baptist, whose testimony first led him and John the Evangelist to follow Jesus (John 1:35-40). Andrew at once recognized Jesus as the Messias, and hastened to introduce Him to his brother, Peter, (John 1:41). Thenceforth the two brothers were disciples of Christ. On a subsequent occasion, prior to the final call to the apostolate, they were called to a closer companionship, and then they left all things to follow Jesus (Luke 5:11; Matthew 4:19-20; Mark 1:17-18).

Finally Andrew was chosen to be one of the Twelve; and in the various lists of Apostles given in the New Testament (Matthew 10:2-4); Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13) he is always numbered among the first four. The only other explicit reference to him in the Synoptists occurs in Mark 13:3, where we are told he joined with Peter, James and John in putting the question that led to Our Lord’s great eschatological discourse. In addition to this scanty information, we learn from the fourth Gospel that on the occasion of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, it was Andrew who said: “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fishes: but what are these among so many?” (John 6:8-9); and when, a few days before Our Lord’s death, certain Greeks asked Philip that they might see Jesus, Philip referred the matter to Andrew as to one of greater authority, and then both told Christ (John 12:20-22). Like the majority of the Twelve, Andrew is not named in the Acts except in the list of the Apostles, where the order of the first four is Peter, John, James, Andrew; nor have the Epistles or the Apocalypse any mention of him.

St. Andrew with CrossIt is generally agreed that he was crucified by order of the Roman Governor, Aegeas or Aegeates, at Patrae in Achaia, and that he was bound, not nailed, to the cross, in order to prolong his sufferings. The cross on which he suffered is commonly held to have been the decussate cross, now known as St. Andrew’s, though the evidence for this view seems to be no older than the fourteenth century. His martyrdom took place during the reign of Nero, on 30 November, A.D. 60); and both the Latin and Greek Churches keep 30 November as his feast.

St. Andrew’s relics were translated from Patrae to Constantinople, and deposited in the church of the Apostles there, about A.D. 357. When Constantinople was taken by the French, in the beginning of the thirteenth century, Cardinal Peter of Capua brought the relics to Italy and placed them in the cathedral of Amalfi, where most of them still remain. St. Andrew is honoured as their chief patron by Russia and Scotland.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01471a.htm

 

St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.) 

Hail and Blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born

of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.

( here make petition)

In honor of that moment, vouchsafe O God, to hear my prayer and grant my petitions,

through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, His Holy Mother Mary and St.Joseph.

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+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

 

Prayer for the Feast of Saint Andrew

We humbly entreat Thy Majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed Apostle Andrew was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church: so he may be a constant advocate for us before Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who Liveth and Reigneth with Thee in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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One who goes out of the Divine Will, goes out of the Light.

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

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 11/29/18 – Vol. 12

One who goes out of the Divine Will, goes out of the Light.

Finding myself in my usual state, I was praying my always lovable Jesus, according to what He had promised me another time – that when the soul always does His Will, sometimes He consents to do the will of the soul. Therefore, I said to Him: ‘Today You really have to do my will.’

Jesus, in coming, told me: “My daughter (Luisa), don’t you know that as the soul goes out of My Divine Will, it is like a day without sun for her, without heat, without the Life of the Divine Attitude within her?” And I: ‘My Love, may Heaven keep me from doing this. I would rather die than go out of Your Will. Therefore, place Your Will in me, and then say to me, “It is My Divine Will that today I do your will”.’ And Jesus: “Ah, cattivella! [bad little one!] All right, I (Jesus) will make you (Luisa) content. I will keep you with Me as long as I want, and then I Myself will leave you free.” Oh! how happy I was that, without doing my will, Jesus, identifying His Will with mine, would do my will while doing His Will.

Afterwards, my lovable Jesus spent some time with me. It seemed that He was dipping the point of His Finger in His Most Precious Blood, and then traced it over my forehead, my eyes, my mouth, my heart. Then He kissed me. In seeing Him so affectionate and sweet, I tried to suckle from His Mouth the bitternesses which His Heart contained, as I used to do before. But Jesus immediately withdrew a little, and showed me a bundle which He had in His Hand, full of other chastisements; and He told me: “Look at how many other chastisements must be poured upon the earth; this is why I (Jesus) do not pour into you (Luisa). The enemies have prepared all their internal plans to make revolutions; now there is nothing left but to prepare their external plans. Ah, My daughter (Luisa), how My Heart grieves! I (Jesus) have no one with whom to pour out My Sorrow. I (Jesus) want to pour it out with you (Luisa). You will have to be patient in hearing Me speak very often about sad things. I know that you suffer, but it is Love that pushes Me to do this. Love wants to make its pains known to Its beloved (Luisa). I almost could not do without coming to pour Myself out with you (Luisa).”

I felt bad in seeing Jesus so embittered. I could feel His Pains in my heart; and Jesus, to cheer me, gave me a few sips of the sweetest milk to drink. Then He added: “Now I withdraw and I leave you free.”

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The Good of Operating Together with Jesus.

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

 

LUISA PRAYING

11/28/06 – Vol. 7

The good of operating together with Jesus.

Continuing in my poor state, I just barely saw blessed Jesus, who seemed to transform all of Himself into me, in such a way that if I breathed, I could feel His breathing in mine; if I moved one arm, I could feel Him move His Arm within mine, and so with all the rest. While He was doing this, He told me: “My beloved daughter(Luisa), see in what a close union I AM with you; this is how I (Jesus) want you (Luisa) to be – completely united and clasped to Me. And do not think that you must do this only when you suffer or pray, but rather, always – always. If you move, if you breathe, if you work, if you eat, if you sleep – everything, everything, as if you were doing it in My Humanity, and as if your working came from Me, in such a way that you (Luisa) should be nothing but the cortex, and once the cortex of your work is broken, one should find the Fruit of the Divine Work. And this you (Luisa) must do for the Good of the whole of humanity, in such a way that My Humanity must be present, as though alive in the midst of people. In fact, as you (Luisa) do everything, even the most indifferent actions, with this intention of receiving Life from Me, your action acquires the Merit of My Humanity, because since I (Jesus) was Man and God, in My breathing I contained the breathing of all; the movements, the actions, the thoughts… I (Jesus) contained everything within Myself; therefore I Sanctified them, I Divinized them, I Repaired them. So, by doing everything in the act of receiving all of your working from Me, you too will come to embrace and contain all creatures within you (Luisa) , and your working will diffuse for the Good of all. Therefore, even if the others will give Me nothing, I (Jesus) will take everything from you (Luisa).”

It seems I am speaking a lot of nonsense. These are intimate things, and I am unable to say them well; I would like to write them as I have them in my mind, but I cannot. It seems that I take one drop of Light, and one hundred more escape me. It would have been better had I kept silent, but, after all, may everything be for the Glory of God.

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