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Upright Intention – October 21

BOOK OF HEAVEN

 

10/21/01 – Vol. 4

The upright intention. Everything which is not done for God is dispersed like dust by a mighty wind.

This morning, on coming, blessed Jesus seemed to be making a Circle with His Arms almost to enclose me inside of it; and while clasping me, He told me: “My daughter (Luisa), when the soul does everything for Me, everything remains Enclosed in this Circle – nothing goes out, be it even a sigh, a heartbeat, or just any movement. Everything enters into Me, and in Me everything is numbered. And I (Jesus), as Recompense, pour them back into the soul, but all doubled with Grace, in such a way that, as the soul (Luisa and the souls Linked to Luisa) pours them once again into Me, and I into her, she comes to Acquire a Surprising Capital of Grace. All this is My Way of Delighting – that is, to give to the creature what she has given Me as if it were her own, always adding from My Own. One who, with his ingratitude, prevents Me from giving what I want, prevents My Innocent Delights. If then one does not operate for Me, everything goes out of My Circle, dispersed, like dust by a mighty wind.

 

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The Soul can Make of herself a Host for Love of Jesus

BOOK OF HEAVEN

10/20/17 – Vol. 12

The soul can make of herself a host for love of Jesus.

Having received my Jesus, I was thinking about how I could give back Love for Love. It was impossible for me to be able to shrink and become smaller, like Jesus does in the Host for Love of me. This is not in my power, as it is in the Power of Jesus. And my beloved Jesus told me: “My daughter (Luisa), if you cannot shrink all of yourself within the brief circle of a host for love of Me, you can very well shrink all of yourself within My Divine Will, to be able to form the host of yourself in My Divine Will. For every act you (Luisa and the souls Linked to Luisa) do in My Divine Will, you will make a host for Me; and I will Feed Myself from you, as you do from Me. What forms the host? My own Life in it. And what is My Divine Will? Isn’t It the whole of My Life? Therefore, you (Luisa and the souls Linked to Luisa) too can become host for Love of Me: the more acts you do in My Divine Will, the more hosts you will form, to give back to Me Love for Love.”

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Garabandal, MMP, Luisa and the Divine Will

Garabandal, the MMP, Luisa and the Divine Will 

conchita garabandalWithin one year of the Warning, according to Conchita of Garabandal, the Great Miracle will occur at Garabandal, in April, between the 8th and the 16th, on a Thursday, on the feast of a little known Martyr of the Eucharist. Conchita will announce this Miracle eight days beforehand. A permanent sign will then be left at Garabandal and everywhere Our Blessed Mother has appeared. The people of the world will know Jesus is God as a result of this and will have a short time for conversion and repentance. If the world does not repent and convert then the great tribulation and chastisement will follow. In any event, by the year 2000, or thereabouts, we will have the Second Pentecost, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the return of Jesus in glory as we enter the New Era of Peace, sin will be no more, an era when heaven and earth will be joined and we have new heavens and a new earth.

This will be the New Era in which Our Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father, Who art in Heaven….Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” will at last be fulfilled.

 fr. gobbi 2Our Blessed Mother told Fr. Gobbi, in Message 532, December 5, 1995:

“I confirm to you that, by the great jubilee of the year two thousand, there will take place the triumph of my Immaculate Heart, of which I foretold you at Fatima, and this will come to pass with the return of Jesus in glory, to establish his Reign in the world.  Thus you will at last be able to see with your  own eyes the new heavens and the new earth.”

Our Blessed Mother told Fr. Gobbi, in Message 453 on August 15, 1991: 

“The New Era, which I announce to you, coincides with the complete Fulfillment of the Divine Will, so that at last there is coming about that which Jesus taught you to ask for, from the Heavenly Father:  “Your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”  This is the time of the Holy Spirit is being accomplished by the creatures.  From the perfect fulfillment of the Divine Will, the whole world is becoming renewed, because God finds there, as it were, His new garden of Eden, where He can dwell in loving companionship with His creatures… Herein, Christ reigns in the splendor of His Glorified Body, and the Immaculate Heart of your heavenly Mother Triumphs in the light of her body, Assumed into the Glory of Paradise.

February 5, 1928

Solemn promise of Jesus in the Our Father

for the advent of the Reign of the Divine Will on Earth.

LUISA-READING-HOLY-SCRIPTUEI was thinking how the Reign of the Divine Will could ever become reality upon the earth, and my beloved Jesus, making his usual little visit to me, said:

“My daughter (Luisa), as Adam sinned, God made him the promise of the future Redeemer. Centuries passed, but the promise did not fail and the generations had the good of the Redemption. Now, as I came from Heaven and formed the Kingdom of the Redemption, before departing from the earth, I made another promise, more solemn, of the coming of the Kingdom of My Divine Will in the prayer of the ‘Our Father.’

“Furthermore, so that this Kingdom would be more surely obtained, I (Jesus) made this formal promise in the solemnity of My prayer–praying that the Father would let His Kingdom come, and that the Divine Will be done on earth as in Heaven. I wanted to place myself as head of this prayer, knowing that such was the Divine Will of My Father, that, prayed by me, My Father could not have denied Me, much less since, with His own Divine Will, I prayed and asked for a thing desired by My own Father.

“After having formed this prayer before My Celestial Father, confident that he would have accorded Me the Kingdom of My Divine Will upon the earth, I (Jesus) taught it to My Apostles so that, in their turn, they might teach it to all the world. Thus one would be the cry of all: ‘Your Will be done on earth as in Heaven.’ Promise more certain and solemn could not have been made. The centuries for Us (Triune God) are as one point alone, and Our Words are Acts and Deeds accomplished; thus centuries have passed, but the Kingdom of the Divine Will certainly will come.

“My very prayer to the Celestial Father: ‘Come. Your Kingdom come, your Will be done on earth as in Heaven,’ signifies that with My coming upon the earth, I (Jesus) did not come to establish the Kingdom of My Divine Will. Otherwise, I would have said: ‘My Father, may Our Kingdom which I have already established upon the earth be confirmed and Our Will Rule and Reign.’ Instead, I said ‘Come,’ which signified that It must come, and creatures must await It with that certainty with which the Hebrews awaited the future Redeemer.  

“There is My Divine Will, bound and committed in those words of the ‘Our Father’; and, when It is bound, what It promises is more than certain. Even much more so, since all was prophesied by Me (Jesus). There is not lacking other than the Manifestations of My Kingdom; and thus I am already doing. Moreover, if I manifest so many truths about my Fiat, it is not to give a simple report, no, but because I want that all know that Its Kingdom is near, and that they appreciate Its beautiful prerogatives–so that all live and yearn to enter to Live in a Kingdom so Holy, Full of Felicity, and all Good Things. Therefore, that which to you seems difficult, to the power of our Fiat is easy, because our Fiat knows how to remove all difficulties and conquer everything as It wishes, and when It wishes.”

(Words of Our Lord to Luisa taken from various Volumes)

Jesus to Luisa: Why marvel that I (Jesus) have called you (Luisa) to be the First? …it is so True that I (Jesus) have called you (Luisa) to be the First, that to no other soul, however dear to Me, have I (Jesus) Manifested the manner of Living in My Divine Will, Its Effects, the Marvels and the Goods the creature (Luisa) Receives Operating in the Supreme Will. Check how many lives of the Saints you wish, or books of Doctrine; in none will you find the Prodigies of My Divine Will operating in the creature and the creature operating in Mine. At the most you will find resignation, union of wills; but the Divine Will operating in it and it in Me, in no one will you find it. This signifies that the time had not yet arrived in which My Goodness should call the creature (Luisa) to Live in this Sublime state. Even the very manner in which I (Jesus) have you (Luisa) pray cannot be compared to any other….If I waited so many centuries before making Known My Divine Will Operating in the creature and its Operating in Mine, it was because I (Jesus) first had to dispose men to pass from lesser knowledge to Greater…. When I (Jesus) make a Truth Known to man it is a Sign that I (Jesus) want to Give it to him as a Gift.

…Its First Fulfillment, My Daughter (Luisa), I (Jesus) want from you… This is why I (Jesus) often speak to you about Living in My Divine Will, which until now I (Jesus) have not Manifested to anyone. At most they have known the shadow of My Divine Will, the Enchantment, the Sweetness which doing It contains. But to penetrate there within, to embrace Its Immensity, to multiply oneself in Me and penetrate every- where (even while being on earth), into Heaven and into hearts, to give up the human ways and to work with the Divine Ways, this is not yet Known; such that it will appear strange to not a few. And he who does not have his mind open to the Light of the Truth will not understand anything about it; but, little by little, I (Jesus) shall make My Way…

The Theme which your Jesus asks of  you is the Most Noble Theme that can exist: that is of the Eternal Will … When I speak to you of My Divine Will, which is My whole Self, there goes out from Me a Life, which is the Greatest Gift which exists. I AM eager to see if men are capable of receiving It…. This Knowledge will be a Powerful Magnet which will draw creatures. It will bring them to Receive the Inheritance of My Divine Will; and it will at last bring to light the Second Generation of the Sons of Light, the Sons of the Divine Will. Be attentive, My Daughter (Luisa), because you will be the spokesman, the bell, which will call together this generation of My Predilection, so ardently desired by Me.

The world Finds itself in the precise situation that existed when I (Jesus) was about to come upon the earth. All were in expectation of a Great Event, of a New Era; as in fact did come to pass. And so it is now. With the Great Event which must come to pass – the New Era in which the Will of God is done on earth as in Heaven – all are in expectation of this New Era, weary of the present, but without knowing what this New Thing will be – this change – as they did not know it when I came upon the earth.

In My All-seeingness I see that these writings will be for My Church as a New Sun that will Rise in her midst; and, attracted by Its Radiant Light, they will be diligent in Transforming themselves into this Light and go out Spiritualized and Divinized; wherefore, Renewing the Church, they shall Transform the face of the earth…. Thus, in view of the Good that I (Jesus) see, I urge you (Luisa) to omit nothing in writing.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST IN GLORY

 Excerpt from a speech by Father Stefano Gobbi

June 24, 1996 in San Marino, Italy 

father_gobbi“Dear Mother (Father Gobbi turns to the statue of Our Lady next to him), forgive me, I am not pleased that the serpent is here but I am pleased that You crush its head—crush it!

“Finally, the power of the serpent will be broken, it will be powerless, it will no longer be able to seduce creatures to say no to the Divine Will. The creatures will say YES to the Divine Will of God.

“In this complete fulfillment of the Divine Will the creation will be almost transposed into an original state, in a state of a new earthly paradise, in which all creatures will say YES to the Divine Will of the Heavenly Father.

“Here in Italy, a certain woman named [Luisa] Piccarreta, [Servant of God,] whose beatification is in progress, wrote a great book about Divine Will. Once when I was in Mexico, I was shown

passages of the book, which related to so many topics about which our book [To the Priests: Our Lady’s Beloved Sons] also speaks.

“Let me cite a passage from this book [The Book of Heaven] by [the Servant of God, Luisa] Piccarreta. She says that 2000 years after creation came the Great Flood so that the water would

cleanse mankind; and 2000 years later, came the flood of the Blood: the Redemption; and still 2000 years hence, there will be the flood of fire—a spiritual fire, I believe—and finally the

Kingdom of [the] Divine Will will come upon this world: because every creature will fulfill the Divine Will of God in a complete way.

“This is what I think, that the Second Coming of Christ in glory will bring this Kingdom of [the] Divine Will.

“Every creature will fulfill the Will of the Father completely and the Heavenly Father will be glorified in His children, who will say YES to His Divine Will. Christ will bring His Kingdom, the Kingdom of holiness and of humble obedience to the Will of the Heavenly Father.” 

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October 18 – Hidden Works

THE BOOK OF HEAVEN

THE WORKS WHICH MOST PLEASE JESUS ARE THE HIDDEN WORKS

10/18/06 – Vol. 7

As I was in my usual state, blessed Jesus just barely came and told me: “My daughter (Luisa), the works which I (Jesus) like the most are the hidden works because, free from any human spirit, they contain such preciousness within themselves, that I (Jesus) keep them as the choicest inside My Heart; so much so, that in comparing a thousand external and public works with one internal and hidden work, the one thousand external ones remain below the single internal work, because in the external works the human spirit always takes its part.”

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October 17 – God’s Love in Creating Souls

The Book of Heaven

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10/17/24 – Vol. 17
With how much Love God Creates souls. How He Raises them; how He Waters them and Gives All of Himself to them.

I was thinking of the Great Love with which Jesus Loves us. My mind was wandering within the Eternal Love, and my sweet Jesus, Moving in my interior, showed me Spokes of Light, before my mind. Within these Spokes there was a Sun, and this Sun contained as many Rays for as many existing creatures; and each creature had a Ray all for herself, which Gave her Life, Light, Heat, Strength, Growth – everything that is necessary to Form a Life. It was delightful to see how each creature was Attached, like Branch to the Vine, to each Ray of this Sun, from which she had been Delivered. And while my mind was wandering through this, my adorable Jesus said to me: “My daughter (Luisa), do you see with how Much Love I (Jesus) Love the creature? Before coming out to the light of the day of this world, she was already in My Womb, and in delivering her, I (Jesus) did not leave her: a Ray of Light Containing Ly Life follows her in order to Administer to her all that is Necessary to Develop this Life. And with how Much Care do I (Jesus) not raise her! With how Much Love do I (Jesus) not Water her? I Myself Become Light, Heat, Food, Defense. And when she ends her days in time, on the Way of that same Ray, I withdraw her into My Womb, to let her Wander through the Celestial Fatherland.

My Love for the creature Becomes more than the sun which I (Jesus) formed in the blue heavens; even more, the sun I (Jesus) Created for the Benefit of humanity is nothing other than the shadow of the True Sun; it is My Ray which I (Jesus) Communicate to the creature. The sun of the atmosphere does not form the plants, nor does it give them water so as not to let them wither, nor does it provide all those aids which are necessary so that the plants may grow beautiful and strong; and men, even if blind, can in part enjoy its light. It only does its office of illuminating and warming, and it moves on. And if the plants are not watered, it can do nothing to communicate its effects to them; rather, it withers them even more. On the other hand, I (Jesus), WHO AM the TRUE SUN of the souls, do not leave them, either at night or at daytime. I Myself Form the souls; I Give them the Water of My Grace so as not to let them wither; I (Jesus) Nourish them with the Light of My Truths; I (Jesus) Strengthen them with My Examples; I (Jesus) Give them the Zephyr of My Caresses to Purify them, the Dew of My Charisms to Embellish them, the Arrows of My Love to Warm them. In sum, there is nothing I (Jesus) do not do for them: I AM EVERYTHING for them, and I (Jesus) Place My Whole Life at the creature’s disposal, for her own Good.

But how much ingratitude on the part of creatures! They seem to be attached like branches to My Vine, not out of Love, but by force, because they cannot do without Me; and so they grow like those branches which, not receiving all the Good Humors that the Vine contains, grow thin, without ever forming mature grapes, but unripe, such as to embitter My Divine Taste.

Ah, if all reflected on how I (Jesus) Love their souls, they would all be taken by the Power and the Attractiveness of My Love, and they would Love Me! Therefore, Love Me, and may your love expand so much as to Love Me for all.”

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October 16 – Feast Day of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast Day of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

October 16

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This image of Our Lady of Purity hung in Padre Pio’s cell in San Giovanni Rotondo.
We have no information on the artist or date.

His own mother gave him this picture. He said that “The Blessed Mother is the Mother of all mothers,” and he referred to her affectionately as “my dear little Mother.” In one of his letters he wrote, “Poor dear mother, how she loves me! What great care she took to accompany me to the altar this morning. It seemed to me that she had nothing else to think about except myself, as she filled my whole heart with sentiments of holy love. I wish I had a voice strong enough to invite the sinners of the world to love Our Lady. But since this is not within my power, I have prayed and will pray to my dear Angel to perform this task for me.” [From the Housetops, p. 14.]

From the Book of Heaven

Jesus says: “See how pure I AM – in you (Luisa) also I want to find Purity in everything.” At these words the soul feels a divine Purity enter into her. This Purity is transmuted into herself, and she arrives at Living as if she no longer had a body – and so with the other Virtues. Oh! how desirable is this speaking of Jesus. As for myself, I would give away everything that is on earth – if I could possess it – to have one of these words of Jesus alone.

Luisa Receives the Mystical Marriage

on the Feast of the Purity of Mary Most Holy

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Now, during these exits that the Lord would make me do, sometimes He would renew the Promise of the Marriage, which I already mentioned. Who can tell the ardent yearnings that the Lord infused in me for this Mystical Marriage to take place? Many times I would solicit Him, telling Him: ‘Most sweet Spouse, hurry, no longer delay my intimate Union with You. O please! let us bind each other with stronger Bonds of Love, so that no one may ever again be able to separate us, even for simple instants.’ And Jesus would correct me now about one thing, now about another. I remember that one day He said to me: “Everything that is of the earth, everything – everything you (Luisa) must remove, not only from your heart, but also from your body. You cannot understand how harmful are the slightest earthly shadows, and how much they hinder Love.” Immediately I said to Him: ‘If I have something else that must be removed, tell me, for I am ready to do it.’ But as I was saying this, I myself realized that I had a gold ring at my finger, portraying the image of the Crucifix; and immediately I said to Him: ‘Holy Spouse, do you want me to take it off?’ And He told me: “Since I Myself will give you (Luisa) a more Precious, more Beautiful Ring, which will have My Living Image impressed on it, and every time you will look at it your heart will receive New Arrows of Love – this one is not necessary.” And I promptly removed it.

The longed for day finally arrived, after not a little suffering. I remember that it was almost one year that I had been continuously in bed – it was the day of the Purity of Mary Most Holy. On the night before that day, my Lover Jesus made Himself seen all Festive. He drew near me, took my heart in His Hands, and He looked at it over and over again; He dusted it, and then He gave it back to me. Then He took a Garment of immense Beauty, whose background seemed to be a Surface of Gold streaked with various Colors, and He clothed me with that Garment. Then He took two Gems, as if they were Earrings, and He Bejewelled my ears. Then He adorned my neck and my arms, and surrounded my forehead with a Crown of immense Value, all enriched with Precious Stones and Gems, all refulgent with Light; and it seemed to me that those Lights were as many Voices which resounded among themselves, speaking in clear Notes of the Beauty, the Power, the Fortitude, and of all the other Virtues of my Spouse Jesus. Who can tell what I comprehended, and in what sea of consolation my soul was swimming? It is impossible to say it.

Now, while He was Crowning my forehead, Jesus told me: “Most sweet spouse (Luisa), I place this Crown upon you so that nothing may be missing in order to make you (Luisa) worthy of being My spouse; but then, after our Wedding is finished, I will take it with Me to Heaven, to keep it for you at the moment of your death.” Finally, He took a Veil and covered me completely with it, from head to foot; and He left me in that way. Ah! it seemed to me that there was a great Meaning in that Veil, because the demons, in seeing me all covered with that Veil, were so frightened and had such fear of me, that they fled, terrified. The very Angels were around me with such Veneration, that I myself was confused and all full of blushing.

On the morning of the aforementioned day, Jesus made Himself seen again all Affable, Sweet and Majestic, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Catherine. First, the Angels sang a Hymn, while Saint Catherine assisted me, Mama took my hand, and Jesus put the Ring on my finger. Then, we Embraced and He Kissed me, and so did Mama also. Then we had a conversation, all of Love – Jesus told me of the great Love He had for me, and I also told Him of the love I had for Him. The Most Holy Virgin made me comprehend the great Grace I had received, and the correspondence with which I was to correspond to the Love of Jesus.

My Spouse Jesus gave me New Rules in order to Live more perfectly, but since it has been a long time, I don’t remember them so well; therefore I will skip them. And so it ended, for that day.

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October 15 – All are Waiting for the Story of the Divine Will

BOOK OF HEAVEN

LUISA PRAYING10/15/29 – Vol. 27

How all are in waiting for the narration of the story of the Divine Will.  Void of the acts of the creature in the Divine Will.

I was feeling all immersed in the Divine Fiat; before my poor mind I could see the whole Creation and the great Prodigies Operated by the Divine Will in It.  It seemed that each created thing wanted to Narrate what it Possessed of the great Divine Fiat in order to make It Known, Loved and Glorified. 

Then, while my mind wandered in looking at the Creation, my sweet Jesus came out from within my interior, and told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), all are in waiting for the Narration of the Great Poem of the Divine Will; and since the Creation was the first External Act of the Operating of My Fiat, It therefore contains the Beginning of Its Story of how much It has done for Love of the creature.  This is the reason why, wanting to tell you (Luisa) the whole Story of My Divine Volition, I (Jesus) enclosed in It the whole Story of Creation, with so many Details and simple and special Ways, so that you (Luisa) and all might know what My Divine Fiat has done and what It wants to do, and Its Just Rights in wanting to Reign in the midst of the human generations. 

“Everything that was done in Creation is not completely known by creatures—the Love We had in creating It, how each created thing carries a Note of Love, one distinct from the other, enclosing inside a Special Good for creatures, so much so, that theirs lives are bound to Creation with indissoluble Bonds, and if the creature wanted to withdraw from the Goods of the Creation, she could not live.  Who would give her the air in order to breathe, the light in order to see, the water to drink, the food to nourish herself, the solid earth to let her walk?  And while My Divine Will has Its continuous Act, Its Life and Its Story to be made known in each created thing, the creature ignores It, and lives from It without knowing It. 

“And so this is why all are in waiting, Creation Itself, wanting to make known a Will so Holy; and by My having spoken to you with so much love about Creation Itself, and of what My Divine Fiat does in It, Creation shows Its great desire of wanting to be known better.  More so, since a Good that is not known brings no Life, nor the Good It contains.  Therefore, My Will is as though sterile in the midst of creatures, nor can It produce the Fullness of Its Life in each one of them, because It is not known.”

After this, I felt an interior Force within me that wanted to follow all the Acts that the Divine Fiat had done in Creation and Redemption; but while I was doing it, I thought to myself:  “What is the Good I do in wanting to follow the Divine Volition in everything?”

And my beloved Jesus added:  “My daughter (Luisa), you must know that Everything that My Divine Will has done both in Creation and in Redemption, It has done for Love of creatures, and so that creatures, by knowing It, would ascend into Its Act in order to look at It, love It and unite their act to Its Own, so as to keep It company, and place even just one comma, one point, one gaze, one ‘I love You,’ on the so many Works and Divine Prodigies that, in the ardor of Its Love, My Fiat has done for all.  Now, when you (Luisa and the souls linked to Luisa) follow It in Its Acts, It feels your company, It will not feel alone; It feels your little act, your thought that follows Its Act, therefore It feels requited. 

“But if you did not follow It, It would feel the void of you (Luisa and the souls linked to Luisa) and of your acts in the Immensity of My Divine Volition, and with Sorrow would cry out:  ‘Where is (Luisa) the little daughter of My Will?  I do not feel her in My Acts, I do not enjoy her gazes that admire what I do, to say to Me a “thank You.” I do not hear her voice that says to me:  “I love You.” Oh! how loneliness weighs upon Me.  And It would make you hear Its Moans in the depth of your heart, saying to you:  ‘Follow Me in My Works—do not leave Me alone.’  So, the evil you would do would be to form the void of your acts in My Divine Will; while, if you do It, you would do the Good of keeping It company; and if you knew how pleasing is company in operating, you would be more attentive.  And just as My Divine Fiat would feel the void of your acts if you did not follow It, so would you (Luisa) feel the void of Its Acts in your will, and you would feel alone, without the Company of My Divine Will that Loves to occupy you so much, as to make you feel no longer that your will lives in you.”

 

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October 14 – Book of Heaven

BOOK OF HEAVEN

 

10/14/18 – Vol. 12

True Peace comes from God. The greatest chastisement is the triumph of the evil.  Luisa_Piccarreta_5

Continuing in my usual state, full of bitternesses and privations, as my sweet Jesus came, He told me: “My daughter (Luisa), governments feel the ground missing under their feet. I will use all means to make them surrender, to make them come back to their senses, and to make them know that only from Me can they hope for True Peace – and lasting Peace. So, now I (Jesus) humiliate one, now another; now I make them become friends, now enemies. I (Jesus) will be up to all sorts of things; I will make their arms fall off; I (Jesus) will do unforeseen and unexpected things in order to confuse them, and make them comprehend the instability of human things and of themselves – to make them comprehend that God alone is the stable Being from Whom they can expect every Good, and that if they want Justice and Peace, they must come to the Fount of True Justice and of True Peace. Otherwise, they will not be able to do anything; they will continue to struggle; and if it may seem that they will arrange peace, it will not be lasting, and the brawls will start again, more strongly. My daughter (Luisa), the way things are now, only My Omnipotent Finger can fix them. At the right time I (Jesus) will place it, but great trials are needed and will occur in the world. Therefore, it takes great Patience.”

Then, with a more moving and sorrowful tone, He added: “My daughter (Luisa), the greatest chastisement is the triumph of the evil. More purges are needed, and through their triumph the evil will purge My Church. Then I will crush them and scatter them, like dust in the wind. Therefore, do not be troubled at the triumphs that you hear, but cry with Me over their sad lot.”

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Unite Everything to the Harrowing Pains of our Dear Mama Mary

 

FROM THE TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

 

Holy-Trinity1.jpgTHE TWENTY-THIRD HOUR

O my Jesus, what can Love not do? Love is Life, and with my love I want to give You Life; and if mine is not enough, give me Your  Love. With Your  Love, I will be able to do anything – yes, I will be able to give Life to Your  Most Holy Humanity. O my Jesus, even after Your  Death You want to show me that You Love me, prove Your  Love for me, and give me a Refuge, a Shelter, in Your  Sacred Heart. Therefore, pushed by a Supreme Force, to be assured of Your  death, a soldier rips Your  Heart open with a lance, opening a profound Wound. And You, my Love, shed the last Drops of Blood and water contained in Your enflamed Heart.

Ah, how many things does this Wound, opened by Love, tell me! And if Your Mouth is mute, Your  Heart speaks to me, and I hear It say: “My child, after I gave everything, I wanted this lance to open a Shelter for all souls inside this Heart of Mine. Opened, It will cry out to all, continuously: Come into Me if you want to be saved. In this Heart you will find Sanctity and you will make your selves saints; you will find Relief in afflictions, Strength in weakness, Peace in doubts, Company in abandonments. O souls who love Me, if you really want to love Me, come to dwell in this Heart forever.

Here you will find true Love in order to Love Me, and ardent Flames for you to be burned and consumed completely in Love. Everything is centered in this Heart: here are the Sacraments, here My Church, here the Life of My Church and the Life of all souls. In It I also feel the profanations made against My Church, the plots of the enemies, the arrows they send, and My oppressed children – there is no offense which My Heart does not feel. Therefore, My child, may Your Life be in this Heart – defend Me, repair Me, bring Me everyone into It.”

Our Lady of Sorrows for September 3My Love, if a lance has wounded Your  Heart for me, I beg that You too, with Your  own Hands, wound my heart, my affections, my desires – all of myself. Let there be nothing in me which is not wounded by Your Love. I unite everything to the harrowing pains of our dear Mama, who, for the pain of seeing Your Heart being ripped open, falls into a swoon of Sorrow and Love; and like a Dove, She flies in It to take the First Place – to be the First Repairer, the Queen of Your very Heart, the Mediatrix between You and the creatures. I too, with my Mama, want to fly into Your Heart, to hear how She Repairs, and to repeat Her Reparations for all the offenses You receive. O my Jesus, in this Wounded Heart of Yours, I will find my Life again; therefore, anything I may be about to do, I will always draw from It. I will no longer give life to my thoughts; but if these want life, I will take Yours. My will will no longer have life; but if it wants life, I will take Your Most Holy Will. My love will no longer have life; if it wants life, I will take Your Love. O my Jesus, all of Your Life is mine – this is Your Will, this is my will.

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Miracle of the Sun

THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN IN FATIMA

OCTOBER 13, 1817

Apparition of 13 October 1917

During the night of 12-13 October it had rained throughout, soaking the ground and the pilgrims who make their way to Fátima from all directions by the thousands. By foot, by cart and even by car they came, entering the bowl of the Cova from the Fátima-Leiria road, which today still passes in front of the large square of the Basilica. From there they made their way down the gently slope to the place where a trestle had been erected over the little holm oak of the apparitions. Today on the site is the modern glass and steel Capelhina (little chapel), enclosing the first chapel built there and the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima where the holm oak had stood.

As for the children, they made their way to the Cova amid the adulation and skepticism which had followed them since May. When they arrived they found critics who questioned their veracity and the punctuality of the Lady, who had promised to arrive at noon. It was well passed noon by the official time of the country. However, when the sun arrived at its zenith the Lady appeared as she had said she would.

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“What do you want of me?”

I want a chapel built here in my honor. I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day. The war will end soon, and the soldiers will return to their homes.

“Yes. Yes.”

“Will you tell me your name?”

I am the Lady of the Rosary.

“I have many petitions from many people. Will you grant them? ”

Some I shall grant, and others I must deny. People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend our Lord any more, for He is already too much offended! 

“And is that all you have to ask?”

There is nothing more.

As the Lady of the Rosary rises toward the east she turns the palms of her hands toward the dark sky. While the rain had stopped, dark clouds continued to obscure the sun, which suddenly bursts through them and is seen to be a soft spinning disk of silver.

“Look at the sun!”

From this point two distinct apparitions were seen, that of the phenomenon of the sun seen by the 70,000 or so spectators and that beheld by the children alone. Lucia describes the latter in her memoirs.

After our Lady had disappeared into the immense distance of the firmament, we beheld St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady robed in white with a blue mantle, beside the sun. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus seemed to bless the world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands. When, a little later, this apparition disappeared, I saw Our Lord and Our lady; it seemed to me to that it was Our Lady of Sorrows (Dolors). Our Lord appeared to bless the world in the same manner as St. Joseph had done. This apparition also vanished, and I saw Our Lady once more, this time  resembling Our Lady of Carmel. [Only Lucia would see the later, presaging her entrance into Carmel some years later.]

This would be the last of the apparitions of Fátima for Jacinta and Francisco. However, for Lucia Our Lady would return a seventh time, in 1920, as she had promised the previous May. At that time Lucia would be praying in the Cova before leaving Fátima for a girls boarding school. The Lady would come to urge her to dedicate herself wholly to God.

As the children viewed the various apparitions of Jesus, Mary and Joseph the crowd witnessed a different prodigy, the now famous miracle of the sun. Among the witnesses there were the following:

O Seculo (a pro-government, anti-clerical, Lisbon paper):

From the road, where the vehicles were parked and where hundreds of people who had not dared to brave the mud were congregated, one could see the immense multitude turn toward the sun, which appeared free from clouds and in its zenith. It looked like a plaque of dull silver, and it was possible to look at it without the least discomfort. It might have been an eclipse which was taking place. But at that moment a great shout went up, and one could hear the spectators nearest at hand shouting: “A miracle! A miracle!

Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was biblical as they stood bareheaded, eagerly searching the sky, the sun trembled, made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws—the sun “danced” according to the typical expression of the people.

Standing at the step of an omnibus was an old man. With his face turned to the sun, he recited the Credo in a loud voice. I asked who he was and was told Senhor Joao da Cunha Vasconcelos. I saw him afterwards going up to those around him who still had their hats on, and vehemently imploring them to uncover before such an extraordinary demonstration of the existence of God.

Identical scenes were repeated elsewhere, and in one place a woman cried out: “How terrible! There are even men who do not uncover before such a stupendous miracle!”

People then began to ask each other what they had seen. The great majority admitted to having seen the trembling and the dancing of the sun; others affirmed that they saw the face of the Blessed Virgin; others, again, swore that the sun whirled on itself like a giant Catherine wheel and that it lowered itself to the earth as if to burn it in its rays. Some said they saw it change colors successively….


O Dia (another Lisbon daily, edition of 17 October 1917):

“At one o’clock in the afternoon, midday by the sun, the rain stopped. The sky, pearly grey in colour, illuminated the vast arid landscape with a strange light. The sun had a transparent gauzy veil so that the eyes could easily be fixed upon it. The grey mother-of-pearl tone turned into a sheet of silver which broke up as the clouds were torn apart and the silver sun, enveloped in the same gauzy grey light, was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds. A cry went up from every mouth and people fell on their knees on the muddy ground….

The light turned a beautiful blue, as if it had come through the stained-glass windows of a cathedral, and spread itself over the people who knelt with outstretched hands. The blue faded slowly, and then the light seemed to pass through yellow glass. Yellow stains fell against white handkerchiefs, against the dark skirts of the women. They were repeated on the trees, on the stones and on the serra. People wept and prayed with uncovered heads, in the presence of a miracle they had awaited. The seconds seemed like hours, so vivid were they.


Ti Marto (father of Jacinta and Francisco)

We looked easily at the sun, which for some reason did not blind us. It seemed to flicker on and off, first one way, then another. It cast its rays in many directions and painted everything in different colors— the trees, the people, the air and the ground. But what was most extraordinary, I thought, was that the sun did not hurt our eyes. Everything was still and quiet, and everyone was looking up. Then at a certain moment, the sun appeared to stop spinning. It then began to move and to dance in the sky until it seemed to detach itself from its place and fall upon us. It was a terrible moment.


Maria de Capelinha  (one of the earliest believers):

The sun turned everything to different colours—yellow, blue and white. Then it shook and trembled. It looked like a wheel of fire that was going to fall on the people. They began to cry out, “We shall all be killed!” Others called to our Lady to save them. They recited acts of contrition. One woman began to confess her sins aloud, advertising that she had done this and that…. When at last the sun stopped leaping and moving, we all breathed our relief. We were still alive, and the miracle which the children had foretold, had been seen by everyone.


I was looking at the place of the apparitions, in a serene, if cold, expectation of something happening, and with diminishing curiosity, because a long time had passed without anything to excite my attention. Then I heard a shout from thousands of voices and saw the multitude suddenly turn its back and shoulders away from the point toward which up to now it had directed its attention, and turn to look at the sky on the opposite side.

It must have been nearly two o’clock by the legal time, and about midday by the sun. The sun, a few moments before, had broken through the thick layer of clouds which hid it, and shone clearly and intensely. I veered to the magnet which seemed to be drawing all eyes, and saw it as a disc with a clean-cut rim, luminous and shining, but which did not hurt the eyes. I do not agree with the comparison which I have heard made in Fatima—that of a dull silver disc. It was a clearer, richer, brighter colour, having something of the luster of a pearl. It did not in the least resemble the moon on a clear night because one saw it and felt it to be a living body. It was not spheric like the moon, nor did it have the same colour, tone, or shading. It looked like a glazed wheel made of mother-of-pearl. It could not be confused, either, with the sun seen through fog (for there was no fog at the time), because it was not opaque, diffused or veiled. In Fatima it gave light and heat and appeared clear-cut with a well-defined rim.

The sky was mottled with light cirrus clouds with the blue coming through here and there, but sometimes the sun stood out in patches of clear sky. The clouds passed from west to east and did not obscure the light of the sun, giving the impression of passing behind it, though sometimes these flecks of white took on tones of pink or diaphanous blue as they passed before the sun.

It was a remarkable fact that one could fix one’s eyes on this brazier of heat and light without any pain in the eyes or blinding of the retina. The phenomenon, except for two interruptions when the sun seemed to send out rays of refulgent heat which obliged us to look away, must have lasted about ten minutes.

The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a, heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl. Then, suddenly, one heard a clamour, a cry of anguish breaking from all the people. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.

During the solar phenomenon, which I have just described in detail, there were changes of colour in the atmosphere. Looking at the sun, I noticed that everything around was becoming darkened. I looked first at the nearest objects and then extended my glance further afield as far as the horizon. I saw everything an amethyst colour. Objects around me, the sky and the atmosphere, were of the same colour. An oak tree nearby threw a shadow of this colour on the ground.

Fearing that I was suffering from an affection of the retina, an improbable explanation because in that case one could not see things purple-colored, I turned away and shut my eyes, keeping my hands before them to intercept the light. With my back still turned, I opened my eyes and saw that the landscape was the same purple colour as before.

The impression was not that of an eclipse, and while looking at the sun I noticed that the atmosphere had cleared. Soon after I heard a peasant who was near me shout out in tones of astonishment: “Look, that lady is all yellow!”

And in fact everything, both near and far, had changed, taking on the colour of old yellow damask. People looked as if they were suffering from jaundice, and I recall a sensation of amusement at seeing them look so ugly and unattractive. My own hand was the same colour. All the phenomena which I have described were observed by me in a calm and serene state of mind, and without any emotional disturbance. It is for others to interpret and explain them.


Dr. Almeida Garrett, PhD (Coimbra University):

I was looking at the place of the apparitions, in a serene, if cold, expectation of something happening, and with diminishing curiosity, because a long time had passed without anything to excite my attention. Then I heard a shout from thousands of voices and saw the multitude suddenly turn its back and shoulders away from the point toward which up to now it had directed its attention, and turn to look at the sky on the opposite side.

It must have been nearly two o’clock by the legal time, and about midday by the sun. The sun, a few moments before, had broken through the thick layer of clouds which hid it, and shone clearly and intensely. I veered to the magnet which seemed to be drawing all eyes, and saw it as a disc with a clean-cut rim, luminous and shining, but which did not hurt the eyes. I do not agree with the comparison which I have heard made in Fátima—that of a dull silver disc. It was a clearer, richer, brighter color, having something of the luster of a pearl. It did not in the least resemble the moon on a clear night because one saw it and felt it to be a living body. It was not spheric like the moon, nor did it have the same color, tone, or shading. It looked like a glazed wheel made of mother-of-pearl. It could not be confused, either, with the sun seen through fog (for there was no fog at the time), because it was not opaque, diffused or veiled. In Fátima it gave light and heat and appeared clear-cut with a well-defined rim.

The sky was mottled with light cirrus clouds with the blue coming through here and there, but sometimes the sun stood out in patches of clear sky. The clouds passed from west to east and did not obscure the light of the sun, giving the impression of passing behind it, though sometimes these flecks of white took on tones of pink or diaphanous blue as they passed before the sun.

It was a remarkable fact that one could fix one’s eyes on this brazier of heat and light without any pain in the eyes or blinding of the retina. The phenomenon, except for two interruptions when the sun seemed to send out rays of refulgent heat which obliged us to look away, must have lasted about ten minutes.

The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a, heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl. Then, suddenly, one heard a clamor, a cry of anguish breaking from all the people. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.

During the solar phenomenon, which I have just described in detail, there were changes of color in the atmosphere. Looking at the sun, I noticed that everything around was becoming darkened. I looked first at the nearest objects and then extended my glance further afield as far as the horizon. I saw everything an amethyst color. Objects around me, the sky and the atmosphere, were of the same color. An oak tree nearby threw a shadow of this color on the ground.

Fearing that I was suffering from an affection of the retina, an improbable explanation because in that case one could not see things purple-colored, I turned away and shut my eyes, keeping my hands before them to intercept the light. With my back still turned, I opened my eyes and saw that the landscape was the same purple color as before.

The impression was not that of an eclipse, and while looking at the sun I noticed that the atmosphere had cleared. Soon after I heard a peasant who was near me shout out in tones of astonishment: “Look, that lady is all yellow!”

And in fact everything, both near and far, had changed, taking on the color of old yellow damask. People looked as if they were suffering from jaundice, and I recall a sensation of amusement at seeing them look so ugly and unattractive. My own hand was the same color. All the phenomena which I have described were observed by me in a calm and serene state of mind, and without any emotional disturbance. It is for others to interpret and explain them.


Dr. Domingos Coelho (reported in the newspaper Ordem):

The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceedingly fast and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat.


Fr. Manuel Pereira da Silva (in a letter to a friend)

The sun appeared with its circumference well defined. It came down as if to the height of the clouds and began to whirl giddily upon itself like a captive ball of fire. With some interruptions, this lasted about eight minutes. The atmosphere darkened and the features of each became yellow. Everyone knelt even in the mud….


Senhor Alfredo da Silva Santos (Lisbon):

We made our arrangements, and went in three motor cars on the early morning of the 13th. There was a thick mist, and the car which went in front mistook the way so that we were all lost for a time and only arrived at the Cova da Iria at midday by the sun. It was absolutely full of people, but for my part I felt devoid of any religious feeling. When Lucia called out: “Look at the sun!” the whole multitude repeated: “Attention to the sun!” It was a day of incessant drizzle but a few moments before the miracle it stopped raining. I can hardly find words to describe what followed. The sun began to move, and at a certain moment appeared to be detached from the sky and about to hurtle upon us like a wheel of flame. My wife—we had been married only a short time- — fainted, and I was too upset to attend to her, and my brother-in- law, Joao Vassalo, supported her on his arm. I fell on my knees, oblivious of everything, and when I got up I don’t know what I said. I think I began to cry out like the others. An old man with a white beard began to attack the atheists aloud and challenged them to say whether or not something supernatural had occurred.


There may have been many former atheists in Fátima that day, but there were plenty in Portugal, nonetheless, to charge hallucination. For those the Lady provided witnesses who were not at the scene and could not have been subject to collective suggestion.

Alfonso Lopes Vieira (observed the display from a distance of nearly 25 miles):

On that day of October 13, 1917,  without remembering the predictions of the children, I was enchanted by a remarkable spectacle in the sky of a kind I had never seen before. I saw it from this veranda….


Fr. Ignacio Lorenco (Alburitel, 11 miles away):

I was only nine years old at this time, and I went to the local village school. At about midday we were surprised by the shouts and cries of some men and women who were passing in the street in front of the school. The teacher, a good, pious woman, though nervous and impressionable, was the first to run into the road, with the children after her.

Outside, the people were shouting and weeping and pointing to the sun, ignoring the agitated questions of the schoolmistress. It was the great Miracle, which one could see quite distinctly from the top of the hill where my village was situated—the Miracle of the sun, accompanied by all its extraordinary phenomena.

I feel incapable of describing what I saw and felt. I looked fixedly at the sun, which seemed pale and did not hurt the eyes. Looking like a ball of snow revolving on itself, it suddenly seemed to come down in a zigzag, menacing the earth. Terrified, I ran and hid myself among the people, who were weeping and expecting the end of the world at any moment.

Near us was an unbeliever who had spent the morning mocking at the simpletons who had gone off to Fátima just to see an ordinary girl. He now seemed to be paralyzed, his eyes fixed on the sun. Afterwards he trembled from head to foot and lifting up his arms fell on his knees in the mud, crying out to our Lady.

Meanwhile the people continued to cry out and to weep, asking God to pardon their sins. We all ran to the two chapels in the village, which were soon filled to overflowing. During those long moments of the solar prodigy, objects around us turned all the colors of the rainbow. We saw ourselves blue, yellow, red, etc. All these strange phenomena increased the fears of the people. After about ten minutes the sun, now dull and pallid, returned to its place. When the people realized that the danger was over, there was an explosion of joy, and everyone joined in thanksgiving and praise to our Lady.


Rev. Dr. Formigao’s Examination of 13 October 

From the Letters of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

LUISA14[110. To Federico Abresch]

In Voluntate Dei!
Dearest son in the Divine Volition,

(…) what you say seems good to me, and also the Lord is pleased, because those who today            love to live in the Divine Will and to know It, form the seed, the conception, and maybe even the birth of this Divine Volition within their souls – also, to make It be conceived in other creatures.

So, if It does not expand, how can It be reborn in others? You must know that the sanctity of living in the Divine Will is nothing other than a birth which the Divine Sanctity makes in the creatures. It is the greatest miracle It can perform in the creatures; it is the miracle which can give all to God, which can love Him for all, even for those who do not yet exist, and which can receive all from God. In fact, finding His Most Holy Will in us, He finds the space in which to place His Sanctity, His Goodness, His Beauty, His graces, and also His divine works. So, He is able to form His own Divine Generation in all our acts. Oh, how glorified and loved is God, in seeing the generation of His Divine Life in our tiny acts – even in the breath, in the motion, in the step!

The Sanctity of living in the Divine Will is symbolized by the Sun, which does good to all, gives Itself to all, denies Itself to no one, and while almost holding the earth on Its lap (giving to each plant, to some color, to some sweetness, to some fragrance – things which are all different and distinct among each other), yet, while doing so much good, the Sun never says a word; It allows Its light to be trodden by our steps; It follows us everywhere, and all the glory and honor is of God, who made It Sun. Such is the soul who lives in the Divine Will, whom the Lord uses to do good to all, and from whom He receives glory and honor, as if all had loved Him.

 

Therefore, love very much that the Divine Will be known in order to form His divine Generation upon earth, that He may abound even more with His beloved creatures. He feels so much the need to love and to be loved, but does not find His Will; His Love remains hampered, and He is not able to give or receive what He wants… The Divine Will has such surprises in the soul that the Heavens are astonished and the Angels remain mute in seeing our Creator enclosed in our tiny act.

Beloved son, I recommend to you – never go out of the Divine Will. I commend myself to your prayers, and leaving you bound to the Divine Family to live together with Them, I send you my regards from the heart,

Most affectionately yours,
The little daughter of the Divine Will.
Corato, January 2, 1942

FROM THE

BOOK OF HEAVEN

LUISA-READING-HOLY-SCRIPTUE

HOW LUISA SEES THE DIVINITY of  JESUS

(SYMBOLIZED BY THE SUN)

February 28, 1899

How she (Luisa) sees the Divinity of Jesus.

After the confessor told me to explain to him how I sometimes see the Divinity of Our Lord, I answered that it was impossible for me to be able to tell him anything. But, at night, blessed Jesus appeared to me and almost reproached me because of this refusal of mine, and then He flashed through me with two most luminous rays. With the first one I understood in my intellect, that Faith is God and God is Faith. I tried to say a few things about Faith; now I will try to say how I see God – and this was the second ray.

While I am outside of myself, and I find myself in the height of the heavens, I seem to see God within a light. He Himself seems to be light, and within this light there is beauty, strength, wisdom, immensity, height, depth – endless and boundless. Even in the air we breathe is God present, and we breathe Him; so, each one can make Him his own life, as indeed He is. Nothing escapes Him, and nothing can escape Him. This light seems to be all voice, though it does not speak; and all operating, though it always rests. It is present everywhere, though it occupies no space; and while it is present everywhere, it also has its own center. Oh, God, how incomprehensible You are! I see You, I feel You, You are my life, You restrict Yourself within me, but You remain always immense and lose nothing of Yourself. Yet, I feel I am stammering, and it seems I can say nothing.

In order to explain myself better, according to our human language, I will say that I see a shadow of God in the whole creation, because in the whole creation – someplace He has cast the shadow of His beauty, someplace His fragrances, someplace His light, as in Sun, in which I see a special shadow of God. I see Him as though concealed within this sphere, as the king of all other spheres. What is the Sun? It nothing but a globe of fire. One is the globe, but its rays are many; from this we can easily understand how the globe is God, and the rays are the immense attributes of God.

Second. The Sun is fire, but It is also light and heat. Here is the Most Holy Trinity veiled in the Sun: the fire is the Father, the light is the Son, the heat is the Holy Spirit. However, the Sun is one, and just as one cannot separate fire from light and heat, so one is the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who in reality cannot be separated from one another. And just as fire produces light and heat at the same time, in such a way that fire cannot be conceived without light and heat; in the same way, the Father cannot be conceived before the Son and the Holy Spirit, and vice versa, but all Three of the Them have the same eternal beginning.

I add that the light of the Sun diffuses everywhere; in the same way, God penetrates everywhere with His immensity. However, let us remember that this is but a shadow, because the Sun cannot reach where It cannot penetrate with Its light, while God penetrates everywhere. God is most pure Spirit, and we can represent Him with the Sun, which makes Its rays penetrate everywhere, and no one can grab them with their hands. Moreover, God looks at everything – the iniquities and the evils of men – but He remains always as He is, pure, holy and immaculate. A shadow of God is the Sun, which sends Its light over rubbish, but remains immaculate; It spreads Its light in the fire, but is not burned; in the sea and in the rivers, but is not drowned. It gives light to all, It fecundates everything, It gives life to all with Its heat, but does not become poor in light, nor does It lose any of Its heat. Even more, while It does so much good to all, It needs no one, and remains always as It is – majestic, shining, ever immutable. Oh, how well one can see the divine qualities in the Sun! With His immensity, God is present in the fire, but is not burned; in the sea, but is not drowned; under our steps, but is not trampled. He gives to all, but does not become poor, and needs no one; He looks at everything – even more, He is all eyes, and there is nothing He does not hear. He is aware of each fiber of our hearts, of each thought of our minds, but, being most pure Spirit, He has neither ears nor eyes, and no matter what happens, He never changes. The Sun invests the world with Its light, and It does not tire; in the same way, God gives life to all, helps and rules the world, and He does not tire.

A man can hide or place shelters so as not to enjoy the light of the Sun and Its beneficial effects, but he does nothing to the Sun – the Sun remains as It is, while all the evil will fall upon man. In the same way, by sin, the sinner can move away from God and no longer enjoy His beneficial effects, but he does nothing to God – the evil is all his own.

The roundness of the Sun also symbolizes the eternity of God, which has no beginning and no end. The penetrating light of the Sun itself is such that no one can restrict it in his eye; and if one wanted to stare at It in Its midday fullness, he would remain dazzled; and if the Sun wanted to draw near man, man would be reduced to ashes. The same for the Divine Sun: no created mind can restrict It in its little mind so as to comprehend It in all that It is; and if it wanted to try, it would remain dazzled and confused; and if this Divine Sun wanted to display all Its love, allowing man to feel It while he is in his mortal flesh, he would be reduced to ashes.

So, God has cast a shadow of Himself and of His perfections over the whole creation; it seems that we see Him and touch Him, and we are touched by Him continuously.

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