Novena to St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri Novena!

May, 17-25 

Feast Day on May 26th

Say 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be each day of the novena.

Day 1

Philip, my glorious Patron, who didst count as dross the praise, and even the good esteem of men, obtain for me also, from my Lord and Savior, this fair virtue by thy prayers. How haughty are my thoughts, how contemptuous are my words, how ambitious are my works. Gain for me that low esteem of self with which thou wast gifted; obtain for me a knowledge of my own nothingness, that I may rejoice when I am despised, and ever seek to be great only in the eyes of my God and Judge. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litanybelow].

Day 2

Philip, my glorious Patron, gain for me a portion of that gift which thou hadst so abundantly. Alas! thy heart was burning with love; mine is all frozen towards God, and alive only for creatures. I love the world, which can never make me happy; my highest desire is to be well off here below. O my God, when shall I learn to love nothing else but Thee? Gain for me, O Philip, a pure love, a strong love, and an efficacious love, that, loving God here upon earth, I may enjoy the sight of Him together with thee and all the saints, hereafter in Heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 3

Philip, my holy Patron, teach me by thy example, and gain for me by thy intercessions, to seek my Lord and God at all times and in all places, and to live in His presence and in sacred intercourse with Him. As the children of this world look up to rich men or men in station for the favor which they desire, so may I ever lift up my eyes and hands and heart towards heaven, and betake myself to the source of all good for those goods which I need. As the children of this world converse with their friends and find their pleasure in them, so may I ever hold communion with Saints and Angels, and with the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of my Lord. Pray with me, O Philip, as thou didst pray with thy penitents here below, and then prayer will become sweet to me as it did to them. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 4

Philip, my glorious Patron, who didst ever keep unsullied the white lily of thy purity, with such jealous care that the majesty of this fair virtue beamed from thine eyes, shone in thy hands, and was fragrant in thy breath, obtain for me that gift from the Holy Ghost, that neither the words nor the example of sinners may ever make any impression on my soul. And, since it is by avoiding occasions of sin, by prayer, by keeping myself employed, and by frequent use of the Sacraments that my dread enemy must be subdued, gain for me the grace to persevere in these necessary observances. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 5

Philip, my glorious Advocate, teach me to look at all I see around me after thy pattern as the creatures of God. Let me never forget that the same God who made me made the whole world, and all men and all animals that are in it. Gain for me the grace to love all God’s works for His sake, and all men for the sake of my Lord and Savior who has redeemed them by the Cross. And especially let me be tender and compassionate and loving towards all Christians, as my brethren in grace. And do thou, who on earth wast so tender to all, be especially tender to us, and feel for us, bear with us in all our troubles, and gain for us from God, with whom thou dwellest in beatific light, all the aids necessary for bringing us safely to Him and to thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 6

Philip, my glorious Advocate, who didst ever follow the precepts and example of the Apostle Saint Paul in rejoicing always in all things, gain for me the grace of perfect resignation to God’s will, of indifference to matters of this world, and a constant sight of Heaven; so that I may never be disappointed at the Divine providences, never desponding, never sad, never fretful; that my countenance may always be open and cheerful, and my words kind and pleasant, as becomes those who, in whatever state of life they are, have the greatest of all goods, the favor of God and the prospect of eternal bliss. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany]

Day 7

Philip, my holy Advocate, who didst bear persecution and calumny, pain and sickness, with so admirable a patience, gain for me the grace of true fortitude under all the trials of this life. Alas! how do I need patience! I shrink from every small inconvenience; I sicken under every light affliction; I fire up at every trifling contradiction; I fret and am cross at every little suffering of body. Gain for me the grace to enter with hearty goodwill into all such crosses as I may receive day by day from my Heavenly Father. Let me imitate thee, as thou didst imitate my Lord and Savior, that so, as thou hast attained heaven by thy calm endurance of bodily and mental pain, I too may attain the merit of patience, and the reward of life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 8

Philip, my holy Patron, who wast so careful for the souls of thy brethren, and especially of thy own people, when on earth, slack not thy care of them now, when thou art in Heaven. Be with us, who are thy children and thy clients; and, with thy greater power with God, and with thy more intimate insight into our needs and our dangers, guide us along the path which leads to God and to thee. Be to us a good father; make our priests blameless and beyond reproach or scandal; make our children obedient, our youth prudent and chaste, our heads of families wise and gentle, our old people cheerful and fervent, and build us up, by thy powerful intercessions, in faith, hope, charity, and all virtues. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].

Day 9

Philip, my holy Patron, the wounds and diseases of my soul are greater that bodily ones, and are beyond thy curing, even with thy supernatural power. I know that my Almighty Lord reserves in His own hands the recovery of my soul from death, and the healing of all its maladies. But thou canst do more for our souls by the prayers now, my dear Saint, than thou didst for the bodies of those who applied to thee when thou wast upon earth. Pray for me, that the Divine Physician of the soul, who alone reads my heart thoroughly, may cleanse it thoroughly, and that I and all who are dear to me may be cleansed from all our sins; and, since we must die, one and all, that we may die, as thou didst, in the grace and love of God, and with the assurance, like thee, of eternal life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Look down from heaven, Holy Father, from the loftiness of that mountain to the lowliness of this valley, from that harbour of quietness and tranquility to this calamitous sea. And now that the darkness of this world hinders no more those benignant eyes of thine from looking clearly into all things, look down and visit, O most diligent keeper, this vineyard which thy right hand planted with so much labour, anxiety, and peril. To thee then we fly, from thee we seek for aid: to thee we give our whole selves unreservedly.

Thee we adopt for our patron and defender: undertake the cause of our salvation, protect thy clients. To thee we appeal as our leader, rule thine army fighting against the assaults of the devil. To thee, kindest of pilots, we give up the rudder of our lives; steer this little ship of thine, and placed as thou art on high, keep us off all the rocks of evil desires, that with thee for our pilot and our guide we may safely come to the port of eternal bliss. Amen. [Now pray the Litany].


Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy mother of God,
Holy virgin of virgins,
St. Philip, Vessel of the Holy Ghost,
Child of Mary,
Apostle of Rome,
Counsellor of popes,
Voice of prophecy,
Man of primitive times,
Winning saint,
Hidden hero,
Sweetest of fathers,
Flower of purity,
Martyr of charity,
Heart of fire,
Discerner of spirits,
Choicest of priests,
Mirror of the divine life,
Pattern of humility,
Example of simplicity,
Light of holy joy, Image of childhood,
Picture of old age,
Director of souls,
Gentle guide of youth,
Patron of thy own,
Who didst observe chastity in thy youth,
Who didst seek Rome by divine guidance,
Who didst hide so long in the catacombs,
Who didst receive the Holy Ghost into thy heart, Who didst experience such wonderful ecstasies, Who didst so lovingly serve the little ones,
Who didst wash the feet of pilgrims,
Who didst ardently thirst after martyrdom,
Who didst distribute the daily word of God,
Who didst turn so many hearts to God,
Who didst converse so sweetly with Mary,
Who didst raise the dead,
Who didst set up thy houses in all lands,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Remember thy Congregation, which thou hast possessed from the beginning.

Let us pray. O God, who has exalted blessed Philip, Thy Confessor, in the glory of thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so we may profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Prayer in the Divine Will for humanity – May 14, 2020

Prayer in the Divine Will for humanity

May 14, at 6,00 pm (italian time)


“Let us pray to feel like Church, family, and to defeat the pandemic”. (Pope Francis)

The Luisa Piccarreta Association responds to Pope’s invitation to pray on 14 May.

The Luisa Piccarreta Association wishes to join the initiative promoted by the High Committee for Human Brotherhood to pray on 14 May for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

So following the invitation of the Holy Father,  we wish to turn to God with the same words of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta and we invite all the Little Children of the Divine Will around  the world to join us in prayer on May 14th at 6.00 p.m. (Italian time).

You can follow the prayer in Italian, English and Spanish, connecting to the you tube channel of the Association:

Here is the link:

So, remember:

May 14th at 6:00 pm (Italian time)   on youtube.


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Our Lady of Fatima – May 13, 1917

In the spring and summer of 1916, nine-year-old Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto were herding sheep at the Cova da Iria near their home village of Aljustrel in the parish of Fátima, Portugal. They later said they were visited three times by an apparition of an angel. They said the angel, who identified himself as the “Angel of Peace” and “Guardian Angel of Portugal“, taught them prayers, to make sacrifices, and to spend time in adoration of the Lord.[4]

Marian apparitions

Beginning in the spring of 1917, the children reported apparitions of an Angel, and starting in May 1917, apparitions of the Virgin Mary, whom the children described as “the Lady more brilliant than the Sun”. The children reported a prophecy that prayer would lead to an end to the Great War, and that on 13 October that year the Lady would reveal her identity and perform a miracle “so that all may believe.”[5] Newspapers reported the prophecies, and many pilgrims began visiting the area. The children’s accounts were deeply controversial, drawing intense criticism from both local secular and religious authorities. A provincial administrator briefly took the children into custody, believing the prophecies were politically motivated in opposition to the officially secular First Portuguese Republic established in 1910.[6] The events of 13 October became known as the Miracle of the Sun.

Statue dedicated to the apparition.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun.”[7] The woman wore a white mantle edged with gold and held a rosary in her hand. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”.[7] While the children had never told anyone about seeing the angel, Jacinta told her family about seeing the brightly lit woman. Lúcia had earlier said that the three should keep this experience private. Jacinta’s disbelieving mother told neighbors about it as a joke, and within a day the whole village knew of the children’s vision.[8]

Lúcia dos Santos (left) with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, 1917

The children said the woman told them to return to the Cova da Iria on 13 June 1917. Lúcia’s mother sought counsel from the parish priest, Father Ferreira, who suggested she allow them to go. He asked to have Lúcia brought to him afterward so that he could question her. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of Saint Anthony, patron of the local parish church. On this occasion the lady revealed that Francisco and Jacinta would be taken to Heaven soon, but Lúcia would live longer in order to spread her message and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.[7][9]

During the June visit, the children said the lady told them to say the Holy Rosary daily in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace and the end of the Great War. (Three weeks earlier, on 21 April, the first contingent of Portuguese soldiers had embarked for the front lines of the war.) The lady also purportedly revealed to the children a vision of hell, and entrusted a secret to them, described as “good for some and bad for others”.[9] Fr. Ferreira later stated that Lúcia recounted that the lady told her, “I want you to come back on the thirteenth and to learn to read in order to understand what I want of you. …I don’t want more.”[10]

The Parish Church of Fátima where the three children who saw the apparition were baptized.

In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles. On 13 August 1917, the provincial administrator Artur Santos[11] (no relation to Lúcia dos Santos) intervened, as he believed that these events were politically disruptive in the conservative country. He took the children into custody, jailing them before they could reach the Cova da Iria. Santos interrogated and threatened the children to get them to divulge the contents of the secrets. Lúcia’s mother hoped the officials could persuade the children to end the affair and admit that they had lied.[9] Lúcia told Santos everything short of the secrets, and offered to ask the woman for permission to tell the official the secrets.[12]

That month, instead of the usual apparition in the Cova da Iria on 13 August, the children reported that they saw the Virgin Mary on 19 August, a Sunday, at nearby Valinhos. She asked them again to pray the rosary daily, spoke about the miracle coming in October, and asked them “to pray a lot, a lot for the sinners and sacrifice a lot, as many souls perish in hell because nobody is praying or making sacrifices for them.”[8]

The three children claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary in a total of six apparitions between 13 May and 13 October 1917. Lúcia also reported a seventh Marian apparition at Cova da Iria. 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the apparitions.[13]

Miracle of the Sun

Page from Ilustração Portuguesa, 29 October 1917, showing the people looking at the Sun during the Fátima apparitions attributed to the Virgin Mary

After some newspapers reported that the Virgin Mary had promised a miracle for the last of her apparitions on 13 October, a huge crowd, possibly between 30,000 and 100,000,[14][15] including reporters and photographers, gathered at Cova da Iria. What happened then became known as the “Miracle of the Sun”.

Various claims have been made as to what actually happened during the event. The three children who originally claimed to have seen Our Lady of Fátima reported seeing a panorama of visions during the event, including those of Jesus, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and of Saint Joseph blessing the people.[16] Father John De Marchi, an Italian Catholic priest and researcher wrote several books on the subject, which included descriptions by witnesses who believed they had seen a miracle created by Mary, Mother of God.[12] According to accounts, after a period of rain, the dark clouds broke and the Sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disc in the sky. It was said to be significantly duller than normal, and to cast multicolored lights across the landscape, the people, and the surrounding clouds. The Sun was then reported to have careened towards the Earth before zig-zagging back to its normal position.[9] Witnesses reported that their previously wet clothes became “suddenly and completely dry, as well as the wet and muddy ground that had been previously soaked because of the rain that had been falling”.[17]

Not all witnesses reported seeing the Sun “dance”. Some people only saw the radiant colors, and others, including some believers, saw nothing at all.[18][19][20][21] The only known picture of the Sun taken during the event does not show anything unusual.[22] No unusual phenomenon of the Sun was observed by scientists at the time.[8] A number of theologians, scientists, and skeptics have offered alternative explanations that include psychological suggestibility of the witnesses, temporary retinal distortion caused by staring at the intense light of the Sun, and optical effects caused by natural meteorological phenomena.[23]

Later years of the children

Lúcia dos Santos (standing) with her cousin, Jacinta Marto, 1917

Francisco and Jacinta Marto died in the international flu pandemic that began in 1918 and swept the world. Francisco Marto died at home on 4 April 1919, at the age of ten. Jacinta died at the age of nine in Queen Stephanie’s Children’s Hospital in Lisbon on 20 February 1920. They are buried at the Sanctuary of Fátima. They were beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 May 2000 and canonized by Pope Francis on 13 May 2017.[24] Their mother Olímpia Marto said that her children predicted their deaths many times to her and to curious pilgrims in the brief period of time after the Marian apparitions.[25]

At the age of fourteen, Lúcia was sent to the school of the Sisters of St. Dorothy (Dorothean) in Vilar, a suburb of Porto, Portugal. In 1928 she became a postulant at the convent of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in Tui, Spain, near the border with Portugal. Lúcia continued to report private visions periodically throughout her life. She reported seeing the Virgin Mary again in 1925 in the convent. This time she said she was asked to convey the message of the First Saturdays Devotion. She said that a subsequent vision of Christ as a child reiterated this request. In 1929, Lúcia reported that Mary returned and repeated her request for the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She also reported an apparition in Rianxo, Galicia, in 1931, in which she said that Jesus visited her, taught her two prayers, and delivered a message to give to the church’s hierarchy.

In 1936 and again in 1941, Sister Lúcia said that the Virgin Mary had predicted the deaths of her two friends during the second apparition on 13 June 1917. According to Lúcia’s 1941 account, on 13 June, Lúcia asked the Virgin if the three children would go to heaven when they died. She said that she heard Mary reply, “Yes, I shall take Francisco and Jacinta soon, but you will remain a little longer, since Jesus wishes you to make me known and loved on Earth. He wishes also for you to establish devotion in the world to my Immaculate Heart.”[26]

In 1947, Sister Lúcia left the Dorothean order. She joined the Discalced Carmelite Order in a monastery in Coimbra, Portugal. Lúcia died on 13 February 2005, at the age of 97.


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Santo Rosario dalla stanza della Serva di Dio Luisa Piccarreta – Misteri Gaudiosi

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Breaking News from Rome – Cardinals Issue statement on Covid 19

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Prayer from Our Lady of All Nations (All Peoples) Invoking the Lord for the Holy Spirit to Come!



A New Prayer is Given

To invoke the Holy Spirit over our wounded world the Lady of all Nations gave a new, short and beautiful prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the world. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all Nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disasters and war. May the Lady of all Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen” (1). She explains that time is pressing: “This time is Our time. Now the Father and the Son wants to be asked to send the Spirit. I recited to you the simple prayer and let you see how I wish to have it spread over the whole world…This simple prayer has been given for all peoples… All of you, no matter who or what you are, ask that the true Holy Spirit may come. This you shall ask the Father and the Son. The Divine Trinity will again reign over the world. The Lady stands here as the Advocate. The issue here is the Creator, not the Lady. Tell this to your theologians….” In the last 70 years the prayer has progressively been spread throughout the whole world. It has been translated in almost all languages, and has received the imprimatur from more then 60 bishops and cardinals. 

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Testimony of Grace Received through the Intercession of Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

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Supplication to Saint Mary the Greek for the end of the pandemic

Supplication to Saint Mary the Greek for the end of the pandemic

We salute you, Saint Mary the Greek… everything in You is ‘Fiat’! We consecrate to You our City of Corato… It is dear to You for the Gifts of Grace with which You visited it. Deliver us from the evil that besieges us… We ask You always to guide our steps in the Divine Will throughout the “Holy Journey” of life.



Pray along in the Most Holy Divine Will and consecrate our homes, our country and all souls past, present and future to Santa Maria Greca, Protectress of Corato, through the Intercession of the little daughter of the Divine Will Luisa Piccarreta!


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Good Shepherd Sunday – Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Prayer for May 1 and the Month of May


  1. Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1st in re-consecrating the United States of America to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic. The re-consecration is timed to coincide with the bishops of Canada consecrating their own country to Mary at the same time. Archbishop Gomez, who is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, said in a letter sent to all American bishops April 22, that the Marian re-consecration would be done under the title of “Mary, Mother of the Church.” He invited all the bishops of the country to join him in prayer on May 1st at 12 p.m. PDT, or 3 p.m. EDT. In the Most Holy Divine Will, we, the little children of the Divine Will, through the Intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, unite with the bishops and all the faithful of the United States and all countries throughout the world, in praying the following prayer to Our Lady, Mary, Mother of the Church and Our Lady of the Divine Will (prayer at bottom).
  2. Also beginning May 1st we shall offer a 54 day Rosary Novena for the intention that the bishops of the United States will fulfill the Wishes of Our Lady of America – “Our Lady has asked that a statue be made as She Appeared on the Sept. 26th, 1956 (Our Lady of America). After being solemnly carried in procession in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash. D.C., She desires that there it be enshrined in the place of honor and to be venerated there, in a special way as ‘Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin’. (Sister Mary Ephrem to Arb. +Alter – 4/13/60) (see Our Lady of America Booklet)
  3. Please find attached a brief document on the Arc of the Covenant, Our Lady, the New Arc and little Luisa. With this, please pray the Command Prayer each day with the Rosary for the 54 day Rosary Novena, that the bishops process the New Arc of Mary.
  4. Please pray “The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will” for 31 days in the Month of May 2020.

Prayer for May 1st for the 19+ Nations of the world

In Union with all the Bishops of the world on First Friday, May 1, 2020 we, the little children of the Most Holy Divine Will, one with Luisa, on behalf of all souls, Re-consecrate ourselves,  offering our human wills to Mary our Celestial Queen, Our Lady of the Divine Will.  

O Most Sweet Mama Mary, we, Your little children of the Holy Divine Will, present ourselves before You through Luisa, and prostrate at the Foot of Your Throne, Re-consecrate all human wills of all Countries, past, present and future. We Your little children Give You all our Filial Love, and as Your little children, we want to braid together all the little sacrifices, prayers, and promises of never doing our human wills. Forming a Crown for You, we want to place it on Your Lap as Proof of Love and Thanksgiving to You our Queen Mama. 

But this is not enough; we want You to take all human wills and all our acts in Your Hands as a Sign that You Accept our gift, and at the Touch of Your Maternal Fingers Convert them into Many Suns, for at least as many times as we have tried to do the Divine Will in our little acts.

O, yes, Mother Queen, Your little children want to give You Homages of Light and of Most Refulgent Suns for all people in all countries of the world. We Know You have many of these Suns, but they are not the Suns of all Your little children; so through Luisa, we want to Give You ours, to tell You that we Love You, and to Bind You to Loving all Your little children. Holy Mama, You Smile at us and in All Goodness You accept our gifts; and we Thank You from our hearts in the name of everyone past, present and future. We want to tell You many things; we want to enclose all pains, fears, weaknesses, from every little child in Your Maternal Heart, as the Place of our Refuge.  

O please, Queen Mama, accept all Your children through Luisa and the little children of the Divine Will. Make this Re-consecration a Triumph of Grace, and a Field upon which the Divine Will may Extend Its Kingdom! These human wills of ours, Re-consecrated to You, shall render all souls Inseparable from You and Your Son and shall keep us all in Continuous Relations with You and Jesus. The Doors of Heaven shall not be closed for us, because, Re-consecrating our human wills to You, You shall give us Yours in exchange. Therefore, either Mama shall come and stay with Her children on earth, or Her children shall go to Live with their Mama in Heaven. Oh, how Happy we all shall be!

O please listen, Dearest Mama, in order to Make the Re-consecration of our human wills and of all souls to You More Solemn, we call upon the Sacrosanct Trinity, all the Angels, and all the Saints.  Before all, we promise with this oath, in the name of everyone in all countries past, present and future our Solemn Re-consecration of all human wills to You our Celestial Mama.

O, Sovereign Queen, as Fulfillment, we ask for Your Holy Blessing for ourselves and for everyone. May Your Blessing be the Celestial Dew that Descends upon sinners, to Convert them, and upon the afflicted, to Console them. May it Descend upon all Countries so the whole world be Transformed into Holiness; may it Descend upon the Purging souls and smother the fire that burns them. May Your Maternal Blessing be a Pledge of Salvation for all souls past present and future, and may It bring about the Kingdom of the Divine Will, through The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, on earth as It is in Heaven.






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