The Vicar of Christ the King: True Devotion to the Pope

The Vicar of Christ the King: True Devotion to the Pope


 

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Stages of Sin from St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Stages of Sin from St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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Saint_Bernard_of_ClairvauxThere are just times when a saint speaks and one is stunned by the insight, the piercing analysis, like a surgeon’s scalpel dividing diseased from healthy tissue. Such is the case with a quote I read recently from St. Bernard that Ralph Martin references in his Book “The Fulfillment of all desires.”

In this quote Bernard analyzes the descent into the increasing darkness of sin experienced by those who do not turn back, who refuse to hear the call to repent. And not individuals only, but, I would argue, cultures too.

St. Bernard’s quote is long enough that I can only make brief comments. But consider it first in toto, and then in stages. Here is the full quote:

If this cold once penetrates the soul when (as so often happens) the soul is neglectful and the spirit asleep and if no one (God forbid) is there to curb it, then it reaches into the soul’s interior, descends to the depths of the heart and the recesses of the mind, paralyzes the affections, obstructs the paths of counsel, unsteadies the light of judgment, fetters the liberty of the spirit, and soon – as appears to bodies sick with fever – a rigor of the mind takes over: vigor slackens, energies grow languid, repugnance for austerity increases, fear of poverty disquiets, the soul shrivels, grace is withdrawn, time means boredom, reason is lulled to sleep, the spirit is quenched, the fresh fervor wanes away, a fastidious lukewarmness weighs down, brotherly love grows cold, pleasure attracts, security is a trap, old habits return. Can I say more? The law is cheated, justice is rejected, what is right is outlawed, the fear of the Lord is abandoned. Shamelessness finally gets free rein. There comes that rash leap, so dishonorable, so disgraceful, so full of ignominy and confusion; a leap from the heights into the abyss, from the court-yard to the dung-heap, from the throne to the sewer, from heaven to the mud, from the cloister to the world, from paradise to hell. (sermon 63.6b on the Song of Songs, The Fox in the Vineyard).

And now consider the stages, with brief comments by me to  them along the way. Fasten your Seat belts, turbulence ahead.

1. If this cold once penetrates the soul when (as so often happens) the soul is neglectful and the spirit asleep – For it too easily happens that we are morally or spiritually asleep. And this provides doorways for the evil one, for the world, the flesh, and the devil. Jesus warns, Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matt 26:41). And yet we love to sleep. We also love to anesthetize ourselves with alcohol, drugs, and other diversions. Jesus says in one of the parables that he sowed good seed in his field, But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away (Matt 13:25). We love to sleep. Bad stuff happens when we are spiritually and morally asleep.

2. and if no one (God forbid) is there to curb it, then it reaches into the soul’s interior, descends to the depths of the heart and the recesses of the mind – If we are smart, we walk in spiritual company with the Church, and with close spiritual friends and spiritual leaders in the Church. Even if, at times we get sleepy, they rouse us and warn us. But too many do not do this and if they pray at all they are lone rangers and many drift from or discount the voice of the Church and family members. Thus, in our weakness there is no one, by our own fault, to warn us, or if some one does, we ignore or ridicule them. Thus the darkness of sin reaches deeper into our interior.

3. paralyzes the affections, – our desires being to go awry first. Our desire for spiritual things is shutting down.

4. obstructs the paths of counsel, The darkness of sin makes good counsel seem difficult at first, obnoxious later. For example, one may begin to wonder, “Why does it matter if I go to Mass or not? What’s the big deal….Why is looking at a little porn so bad….why is the Church so “uptight” about stuff?”

5. unsteadies the light of judgment – Severed from good counsel our judgments become poor and self serving.

6. fetters the liberty of the spirit – The (human) spirit is that part of us that opens us to God, that delights in the truth and in goodness. But as the flesh begins to dominate, the spirit’s influence is diminished and its “liberty” to move within us to draw us to the good, true and beautiful, is hindered.

7. and soon – as appears to bodies sick with fever – a rigor of the mind takes over: – Our thoughts become distorted, stinking thinking begins to masquerade as sensible. As St. Paul says of the Gentiles of his time that, having suppressed the truth, they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools (Rom 1:21-22)

8. vigor slackens – What was once virtuous, i.e. a good habit and easy to do, now seems hard and one lacks strength or vigor to do good.

9. energies grow languid – Without the enthusiasm of an alive spirit infused with grace we begin to lack the energy to do what is good and right. It all seems so much harder, so much effort!

10. repugnance for austerity increases – As the spirit goes more into a coma and the flesh becomes more demanding, any limits to pleasure make us wince and get angry. It is almost like a gluttony wherein  the stomach is stretched and must have a bigger meal each time to satisfy. Never, satisfied, the flesh demands more and more, and any notion of limits causes anger and avoidance.

11. fear of poverty disquiets – The more we get, the more we have to lose and the less secure we feel. The world and the flesh now have in their grip through fear. Poverty is freeing, but wealth enslaves. You can’t steal from a man who has nothing to lose, you can’t intimidate him. But a rich person, a person rooted in the world has too much to lose and is thus disquieted by even the most benign of threats. The laborer’s sleep is sweet, whether he has eaten little or much; but the rich man’s wealth will not let him sleep at all. (Eccles  4:11)

12. the soul shrivels – Just as any part of the body which is underused begins to atrophy (weaken and shrink) so too the soul and its faculties, increasingly unused, recede, grow weak and go dormant.

13. grace is withdrawn – as sin grows serious, now mortal sin robs the soul of graces.

14. time means boredom – without spiritual insight, boredom is sure to follow. Nothing has real meaning. Even the delights of the flesh, now so demanded, fail to satisfy. Scripture says regarding a soul in this state: All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun (Eccles 1:8-9)

15. reason is lulled to sleep – foolish thinking is not seen for what it is. One cannot follow the path of simple logic or reason because the flesh feel threatened by it. Sins of the flesh are not the most serious of sins (sins of the spirit are) but they are the most disgraceful because of their capacity to cloud the mind.

16. the spirit is quenched – The human spirit becomes increasingly dead.

17. the fresh fervor wanes away – Even good days, spiritually speaking are fewer and fewer.

18. a fastidious lukewarmness weighs down – one actually begins to cultivate mediocrity, compromise and to celebrate it as open-minded, tolerant and avoiding “extremes.”

19. brotherly love grows cold – Was it Camus or Sartre who said, “Hell is other people.” Yes, sin is growing very deep now, the world is closing in on an increasingly petty object: “Me.”

20. pleasure attracts – It always has, but now inordinately and with greater and greater power.

21. security is a trap – In other words it is a lie. This world is a thief. It takes back everything, no matter what the John Hancock Insurance Co. says. But increasingly the sinful soul prefers lies to truth, even knowing deep down that they are lies.

22. old habits return – If one had made progress in virtue, now it erodes.

23. Can I say more? The law is cheated – In other words, legalism and minimalism becomes a tactic. One seeks the “least expensive” interpretation of everything, parses words, and uses every trick to see how the clearly manifest will of God is either not clear, does not apply or how it can be observed in the most perfunctory of ways. One will often collect experts to tickle their ears. Whatever it takes to cheat the law, skirt the edges and reinterpret clear norms.

24. justice is rejected – After cheating the law the next step down is just to reject it outright. The person does not care what God says. They now begin to exult the imperial autonomous self saying in effect that they will do what they want and they will decide if it is right or wrong.

25. what is right is outlawed, – next comes trying to outlaw others from proclaiming the truth. Call what they say “hate speech” fine them, arrest them make them answer in court. Banish the truth from schools and the public square. Demonize and criminalize all possible ways of proclaiming the truth.

26. the fear of the Lord is abandoned – The delusion that one will never face consequences of judgement for what they do is embraced. They will answer to God, but they deny it and are permitted a very deep delusion that they will never have to answer for what they do.

27. Shamelessness finally gets free rein Things that ought to cause shame, and used to do so are now celebrated. Scripture laments them saying, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them (Rom 1:32). The celebration of sin, even the exultation of it as virtue shows that the darkness is now complete, the fall reaches as cracking and crushing thud. St Bernard describes it this way:

There [has come] that rash leap, so dishonorable, so disgraceful, so full of ignominy and confusion; a leap from the heights into the abyss, from the court-yard to the dung-heap, from the throne to the sewer, from heaven to the mud, from the cloister to the world, from paradise to hell.

Pay attention to what the Saints say. There are some who will no doubt dismiss this post as negative etc. I am more concerned if it is true, rather than negative (or positive). My own experience as Pastor, teacher, disciple, sinner and denizen of the world, is that St. Bernard is right on target and has given us a kind of diagnostic manual of the progression of the disease know as sin. Read this, ponder it, consider your own life, and consider too the lives of people you love.

Disease unattended has a way of moving deeper in stages to become grave if we do not soberly assess its presence and power and use the medicines of the Prayer, Scripture, Sacraments, and Fellowship with the Church (cf Acts 2:42).

Are you praying with me?? Listen to St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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Everything Which is Light Comes from God

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

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10/28/06 – Vol. 7

Everything which is Light comes from God.

Having received Communion, I found myself within a Great Light – it was Jesus Himself, and He said to me: “My daughter (Luisa), everything which is Light is all Mine – not of the creature. It happens as to a person who is invested by the rays of the sun: if he wanted to attribute the light which he enjoys to himself, he would be foolish and brainless. However, there is this: that that person, instead of enjoying the light of the sun, could say, ‘I want to walk in the shade’, and withdraw from the light; while the soul, in withdrawing from My Light, becomes darkness, and darkness can produce nothing but evil.”

10/28/15 – Vol. 11

The Life on earth of Jesus has been a Continuous Sowing, so that it may be Harvested by creatures and produce Fruit in them.

This morning, my always adorable Jesus came and told me: “My daughter (Luisa), My Life on earth was nothing other than Sown Seeds, which My children will Harvest, provided that they will remain on the same Land in which I Sowed these Seeds. Depending on their Act of Harvesting, My Seeds will Produce their Fruit. Now, these Seeds are My Works, My Words, My Thoughts, even My Breaths, etc. So, if the soul Picks them all, making them her own, she will be Enriched in such a Way as to Purchase the Kingdom of Heaven. But if she doesn’t, these Seeds will serve as her condemnation.”

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Divine Will Must be Like the Soul to the Body

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

10/27/21 – Vol. 13

The Divine Will must be like the soul to the body.

You must know that My Divine Will must be like the soul to the body. See, this happens also within Us, the Three Divine Persons. Our Love is Great, Infinite and Eternal, but if We did not have a Will that Animates and Gives Life to this Love, Our Love would be without Life, without Works. Our Wisdom seems incredible, Our Power can crush everything in one minute, and in another minute It can redo everything. But if We did not have a Will that wanted to Manifest the Mastery of Our Wisdom, as It Manifested it in the Creation, in which It Ordered and Harmonized everything, and with Its Power It made it Fixed in such way that it cannot move one bit – both Wisdom and Power would have had nothing to do; and so with all the rest of Our Attributes.

Now, in the same way I want My Divine Will to be like the soul to the body. The body without the soul is lifeless; even though it contains all the senses, it cannot see, nor speak, hear, work – it is almost a useless thing, and maybe even unbearable. But if the body is animated, how many things can it not do? Yet, oh! how many render themselves useless and unbearable because they are not Animated by My Divine Will! They are like those electric systems without light; like those machines without motion, covered with rust and dust, and almost impotent to motion. Ah, how pitiful they are! Each thing which is not Animated by My Divine Will is a Life of Sanctity that is missing. This is why I (Jesus) want to be in you (Luisa) like the soul to the body; and My Divine Will will make New Surprises of Creations – It will Give New Life to My Love, It will do New Works, It will Manifest the Mastery of My Wisdom, It will Give New Motion to My Power. Therefore, be attentive and let Me do, so that I (Jesus) may Accomplish My Great Design – that the creature (Luisa) be Animated by My Divine Will.”

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One (Luisa) Who Lives in the Divine Will Forms the Support for her Creator

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

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10/26/38 – Vol. 36

The effects of disturbance.  The little ill one in the Divine Will.  One (Luisa) who Lives in the Divine Will forms the support for her Creator, so the Holy Trinity secures Its interests.

My poor being feels the extreme need to Live in the Divine Will.  The bitterness and the pains that invade me are such that I feel as if they wanted to tear out the Divine Fiat from inside of me.  I feel, more than ever, the Desire to Live in It.  But with all the efforts I make to Live abandoned in Its Arms, I still can’t do without feeling embittered, stunned, disturbed by the many troubles and hard pains that surround me, so much that I can’t take it anymore.  My Jesus, Celestial Mother, help me.  Can’t you see that I am about to succumb?  If You don’t hold me in Your Arms, if You don’t continue to inundate me with the Waves of Your Divine Volition, I tremble and fear.  What will happen to me?  Please, don’t leave me!  Don’t abandon me to myself in such a hard state. 

But as I was thinking this, my always Adorable Jesus ran to sustain me in His arms, and all Goodness told me: “My good daughter (Luisa), do not fear, Courage; I (Jesus) won’t leave you (Luisa).  I (Jesus) cannot leave you (Luisa).  The chains of My Love tie Me to you (Luisa) and make us inseparable; but then, why do you fear to be leaving My Will?  Just as to enter It, it took a Firm Resolute Act of wanting to Live in It, in the same way, to get out of It, it would take another firm and resolute act; and you (Luisa) didn’t do this, neither will My daughter (Luisa) ever do it, will you?

“All I (Jesus) want is that you (Luisa) do not let yourself be surprised by any disturbance.  It pales you, it makes you lose freshness, it debilitates your Strength, it makes you lose the Liveliness of the Light of the Fiat; so My Love remains repressed, Attention loses its Pace, and although you (Luisa) are in My Divine Will, you stay there as if inside a house in which you don’t bother doing your duties—to Decorate it, put it in Order and give it all the Sumptuousness that befits it.  So, being troubled like this in My (Divine) Will, you don’t pay Attention to Receiving My Creative and Operating Act; you are as if idle.  But, Courage then; since your pains are because of Me, We keep you (Luisa) in Our Will as the little ill one.  I AM the First who Suffers with you (Luisa), since your pains are Mine and I (Jesus) Suffer more than you; I AM like your Nurse; I (Jesus) Assist you (Luisa), I (Jesus) make your bed out of My Arms, and I (Jesus) Place My Pains around you (Luisa) to Strengthen you.  Our Mother and Queen (Mary) runs to put you on Her Lap, to protect her little ill daughter (Luisa).  Since one (Luisa) who operated in My Divine Will brought Glory and Joy to all Heaven, all the Angels and Saints run around Our little infirm one (Luisa) to Assist her and Serve her needs, in Our Divine Will.  But they cannot enter into strange things that do not belong to Us.  Even the pains must be Our Pains, otherwise they can’t find the way to enter them.  Therefore, Courage, all that I (Jesus) want is that you (Luisa) be at Peace.  How many times I (Jesus) too, under the press of hard Pains, became infirm, and the Angels ran to sustain me.  Even My Heavenly Father, in seeing Me in Excruciating Pains, ran to Me and took Me in His Arms to Strengthen My groaning Humanity.  And how many times My Mother fell ill in My Divine Will, in seeing the sufferings of Her Son—to the Point of feeling as though dying—and I (Jesus) ran to sustain her, holding her to My Heart, not letting Her succumb.   All I (Jesus) want is Courage and Peace.  Don’t trouble yourself too much, and I’ll take care of everything.”

Then He added: “My daughter (Luisa), you don’t know yet all the Good the creature receives by Living in My Divine Will, and the Great Glory she gives to her Creator.  Every act she (Luisa) does in It is a Leaning of God on the creature, Leaning His Power of Love and of Sanctity.  The more acts she (Luisa) Repeats the more We Trust her and the more We can Lean on what is Ours, since Our Divine Will is there, giving Capacity and Strength to the creature (Luisa) to Receive what We want to Give.  But if We don’t find Our Divine Will and her acts Repeated in It, We don’t know where to lean; she doesn’t have Strength, Capacity, or the Space in which to Receive Our Gifts and Graces, so that I (Jesus) can Trust her.  Poor creature, without Our Divine Will.  She, the True Citadel, without Doors and without Sentries to Defend it—exposed to all the dangers. If We want to Give, it would be like exposing Our Gifts and Our very Life to uselessness and to the danger of receiving offenses and ingratitude, so that they make Us turn Gifts and Graces into chastisements. 

“Therefore, you must know that when the creature does Our Divine Will, We settle Our Interests.  We never Operate to Our disadvantage:  First We secure the interests—Our Glory—and then We Operate; otherwise it would be as if We didn’t have Heart for Our Sanctity, or as if We did not appreciate Our Gifts or what We do, or as if We didn’t know Ourselves—Our Power and Our Ability.  Who would ever start an enterprise without first securing his interests? Nobody.  It may happen that, by disgrace, his enterprise suffers some losses, but by having thought of securing his interests first, he won’t have to leave his situation—he can maintain his status.  But if he hadn’t put his interests in a safe place, he could reduce himself to starvation.  This is why We want the creature (Luisa) in Our Will:  because We want to secure Our Concerns—what We Give of Love, Sanctity, Goodness, and all the Rest.  Our Divine Will takes charge of having them returned to Us in as many Divine Acts—We gave Divine Love, she (Luisa) gives Us Divine Love back.  Our Divine Will Transforms the creature (Luisa) into Our Sanctity and Goodness, and makes her (Luisa) give Us back Holy and Good Acts.  Therefore, even her (Luisa’s) breath, her (Luisa’s) motion and her (Luisa’s) steps are Pure and Holy.  We feel in her (Luisa’s) acts their similarity with Ours, because they are Rendered so by Our Divine Will.  So when We Receive from the creature (Luisa) what is Ours, made Divine by Our Fiat, Our Interest is settled; Our Love celebrates, Our Glory Triumphs, and We Prepare New Surprises of Love, Gifts, Graces.  When Our Interest is Returned, We don’t mind about anything.  We Abound, so much that the Heavens Overflow.”

 

 

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Echo of the Love of God and Echo of the Ingratitude of Creatures

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

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10/25/99 – Vol. 2

The Echo of the Love of God, and the echo of the ingratitude of creatures.

My most sweet Jesus continues to manifest Himself almost always in the same way. This morning He added: “My daughter (Luisa), My Love toward creatures is so Great that it Resounds like an Echo in the Celestial Regions, it Fills the atmosphere and diffuses over the whole earth. But what is the correspondence that creatures give to this Loving Echo? Ah, they requite Me with an echo of ingratitude, poisonous, filled with every kind of bitternesses and sins; with an echo almost deadly, fit only for wounding Me. But I will depopulate the face of the earth, so that this echo resounding with poison may not deafen My Ears.”

And I: ‘Ah, Lord, what are You saying?’ And Jesus: “I (Jesus) Act just like a pitying doctor, who has the extreme remedies for his children, and these children are full of wounds. What does this father and doctor do, who loves his children more than his very life? Will he let these wounds become gangrenous? Will he let them die for fear that by applying fire and knife they may suffer? No – never! Even though he will feel as if those instruments were applied to himself, in spite of this, he grabs the knife, he rips and cuts the flesh, and he applies to it the poison, the fire, to prevent corruption from advancing further. Even though many times it happens that in these operations the poor children die, this was not the will of the father doctor – his will was to see them healed. So I AM. I (Jesus) wound in order to Heal them, I (Jesus) destroy them in order to resurrect them. If many perish, this is not My Divine Will, it is only the effect of their wickedness and obstinate will – it is the effect of this poisonous echo which they want to keep sending Me to the point of seeing themselves destroyed.”

And I: ‘Tell me, my only Good, how could I sweeten this poisonous echo for You which afflicts You so much?’ And He: “The only means is that you (Luisa) always do all your actions with the sole Purpose of pleasing Me, and that you (Luisa) employ all your senses and powers for the Purpose of Loving Me and of Glorifying Me. Let your every thought, word, and everything else, want nothing but the Love you (Luisa) have for Me; in this way your echo will Rise Pleasant to My Throne and will Sweeten My Hearing.”

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The soul (Luisa) who Lives in the Fiat Makes All Divine Works Arise

FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
10/25/28 – Vol. 25      
The soul (Luisa) who Lives in the Fiat makes All the Divine Works Arise and puts them All in the Field.  Example.  The Welcomed one of the Celestial Father.

LUISA14I feel my little and poor mind as though fixed in the Divine Fiat.  I feel all the Strength of the Sweet Enchantment of the Light of Its Truths, the Enchanting Scenes of all the Prodigies and Varieties of Beauties It contains; and even if I wanted to think about something else, I lack the time to do it, because the Sea of the Divine Volition Murmurs always, and Its Murmuring deafens and strikes dumb all other things, and keeps me Plunged into Its Sea, to Murmur together with It.  Oh! Power! oh! Sweet Enchantment of the Eternal Volition!  How Admirable and Lovable You are!  And so I would want everyone to Murmur together with me, and I prayed the Sovereign Queen to give me the Murmuring of Her Love, of Her Kisses, so as to give them back to Jesus, because I had received Communion and I felt that, in order to please Jesus, I wanted to give Him the Kisses of His Mama.

And my always lovable Jesus, moving and making Himself felt in my interior, told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), everything that the Queen of Heaven did is all in that Divine Fiat that She had the Glory, the Honor to Possess.  It can be said that all of Her Acts are Enveloped within the Endless Sea of the Divine Volition, and swim in It like the fish swim in the sea; and the soul (Luisa) who Lives in It makes Arise not only all the Acts of My Celestial Mama, but she makes Arise again, and puts in the Field, all the Works of her Creator.  Only one (Luisa) who Lives in My Will can sit at the Divine Table, can open all His Treasures, can enter into the Sacrarium of the most intimate Secrets of the Divine Hiding Places, and, as the owner, takes them and gives them back to her Creator.

“And, oh! how many things she (Luisa) puts in Motion.  She (Luisa) makes them Arise, and Places all the Divine Works in Attitude, and now she (Luisa) Plays a Divine Melody, now she (Luisa) Performs a Scene, of the most Beautiful and Touching, now she (Luisa) Puts all of His Love in Motion, and making it Arise again, she (Luisa) Forms an Enchanting Scene, all of Love, for Her Creator.  So, she (Luisa) is the Renewer of all Joys and Happinesses for Her Creator.

“See, as you (Luisa) wanted to give Me the Kisses of the Queen Mama, you (Luisa) put them in Motion and they ran to Kiss Me.  It happens to one (Luisa) who lives in My Divine Will as to someone who entered into a royal palace, and the king who lives in it has music concerts, objects with which to form the most beautiful scenes, and works of art of varied beauty.  Now, the person who enters, sits at the music concert and plays.  Attracted by that sound, the king runs and goes to listen to the sonata.  Then, seeing that the king enjoys it, that person moves on and puts the objects in motion, putting the scene in action.  The king remains enraptured, and even though he knows that those are his own things, yet, it was that person who put them in motion in order to give him pleasure.

“So it is for one (Luisa) who Lives in My Divine Fiat.  She Enters into the Royal Palace of her Celestial Father, and finding many varied Beauties, she puts them in Motion, to Gladden, Delight and Love He who let her in.  And since there is no Good that My Eternal Volition does not Possess, there is no Joy, Love, Glory that the soul (Luisa) cannot give to her Creator.  And, oh! how pleasing she (Luisa) is to Us, as We see this Fortunate Creature (Luisa) in Our Royal Palace of Our Divine Volition, who wants to take everything, wants to put everything in Motion, wants to touch everything.

“It seems that she (Lusia) is not content if she (Luisa) does not take everything in order to give Us everything, to make Feast for Us and Renew for Us Our Joys and Happinesses.  And We (the Holy Trinity), in seeing her (Luisa), welcome her, and We Ourselves say to her:  ‘Dearest daughter (Luisa), hurry, hurry, Play for Us (the Holy Trinity) a little Divine Sonata of Ours, repeat for Us (the Holy Trinity)  a Touching Scene of Love, Renew for Us (the Holy Trinity) Our Happiness.’

“And she (Luisa) Renews for Us (the Holy Trinity) now the Joys of Creation, now that of the Sovereign Queen, now that of Redemption.  And she (Luisa) always ends with her, and Our (the Holy Trinity’s), pleasing Refrain:  ‘Your Will be Known and Reign on earth as It does in Heaven.’”

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Investing Self with Jesus to Receive Him in the Sacrament

BOOK OF HEAVEN

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10/24/18 – Vol. 12

The soul must invest herself with Jesus to be able to receive Him in the Sacrament.

I was preparing myself to receive my sweet Jesus in the Sacrament, and I prayed that He Himself would cover my great misery. And Jesus told me: “My daughter (Luisa), in order to allow the creature to have all the necessary means to receive Me, I (Jesus) wanted to Institute this Sacrament on the last day of My Life, so as to line up My whole Life around each Host, as preparation for each creature who would receive Me. The creature could never have received Me, if she had not had a preparing God, Who was taken only by Excess of Love for wanting to Give Himself to the creature. And since the creature was unable to receive Me, that same Excess of Love led Me to Give My whole Life in order to prepare her, so It placed My Steps, My Works, My Love before her own. And since within Me there was also My Passion, It placed also My Pains in order to prepare her. So, invest yourself with Me; cover yourself with each one of My Acts, and come.”

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Let the Life of Our Hearts be All Love/Jesus’ First Act in Receiving Himself Sacramentally

BOOK OF HEAVEN

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10/23/11 – Vol. 10

We must let the life of our hearts be all love, because Jesus wants to take food within our hearts.

This morning my always lovable Jesus came, but who can say how much in suffering He makes Himself seen! It seems that He feels within Himself all the pains of the creatures, and they are so many that He looks for Refreshment and Relief. Now, after keeping Him with me in silence, telling Him my nonsense of Love as Refreshment, and adding kisses and caresses, it seemed He was relieved; and then He told me: “My daughter (Luisa), let the Life of your heart be all Love; let nothing else enter into it, because I (Jesus) want to take Food from within your heart, and if I (Jesus) do not find it all Love, it will not be enjoyable Food for Me.  As for the other parts of you (Luisa), you can give to each one its office – that is, to your mind, to your mouth, to your feet, to all of your senses; to some adoration, to some reparation, to some praise, thanksgiving and all the rest.  But from your heart I (Jesus) want Love only.”

10/23/17 – Vol. 12

The First Act that Jesus did in receiving Himself Sacramentally.

LUISA14This morning, after I received blessed Jesus, I was saying to Him: ‘My Life, Jesus, tell me: what was the First Act that You did when You received Yourself Sacramentally?’ And Jesus: “My daughter (Lusia), the First Act I (Jesus) did was to Multiply My Life into many Lives, for as many creatures as can exist in the world, so that each one of them might have one Life of Mine only for herself; a Life that continuously prays, thanks, satisfies, loves only for her. In the same way, I (Jesus) Multiplied My Pains for each soul, as if I were suffering only for her, and not for others. In that Supreme Moment of receiving Myself, I (Jesus) gave Myself to all, to suffer My Passion in each heart, to be able to Conquer the hearts by dint of pains and of Love. In giving all My Divinity, I (Jesus) came to take the Dominion of all. But, alas! My Love remained disappointed by many; and I (Jesus) anxiously await Loving hearts which, in receiving Me, would Unite with Me to Multiply themselves in everyone, desiring and wanting what I want, so that I (Jesus) may take at least from them what the others do not give to Me, and receive the Contentment of having them as Conformed to My Desire and to My Divine Will. Therefore, My daughter (Luisa), when you receive Me, do what I (Jesus) did, and I (Jesus) will Receive the Contentment that at least the two of us want the same thing.”

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The Cross, a Way Strewn with Stars

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10/22/99 – Vol. 2

The cross, a way strewn with stars.

Jesus continues to make Himself seen afflicted. The moment He came, He threw Himself into my arms, totally exhausted, almost wanting Refreshment. He shared with me a little bit of His Sufferings, and then He told me: “My daughter (Luisa), the way of the cross is a way strewn with stars, and as one walks through it, those stars change into most luminous suns. What will be the happiness of the soul for all Eternity in being surrounded with these suns? Furthermore, the great reward I (Jesus) give to the cross is so great that there is no measure, either of width or of length – it is almost incomprehensible to the human minds; and this, because in bearing crosses, there can be nothing human – all is Divine.”

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