Practicing the Gift of Living
IN Divine Will

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The Eighteenth Hour

From  10 to 11 AM

Jesus takes up the Cross and walks toward Calvary, where He is stripped.

My Jesus, insatiable Love, I see that You give  Yourself no peace, I feel your fidgets of love, your pains.   Your Heart beats strongly; in every heartbeat I feel bursts, tortures, violences of love; and unable to contain the fire that devours You, You pant, moan, sigh, and in each moan I hear You say: “Cross!”  Each drop of your Blood  repeats:  “Cross!”  All your pains, through which You swim  as though in an interminable sea, repeat among themselves:  “Cross!”  And You exclaim:   “O Cross, beloved and longed for, You alone will save my  children, and I concentrate in You all my  love!”

Second Crowning with Thorns.

Meanwhile, your enemies take You back into the Praetorium, and remove the purple mantle, wanting to clothe You again with your own garments.  But,  alas, how much pain!  It would be sweeter for me to die than to see You suffer so much!  The  garment remains snagged to the crown, and they are unable to pull it off.  So, with cruelty never before  seen, they tear off everything together – garment and crown.  At the cruel tearing, many thorns break, remaining stuck inside your most  holy head. Blood pours down in torrents, and your  pain is such that You moan.  But the enemies, heedless of the tortures, clothe You with your own garment,  and then put the crown back, pushing it violently upon your head. The thorns are driven into your eyes, into your ears – there is not one part of your most holy head that does not feel  their piercing. Your pain is such that You stagger under those cruel hands, shivering from  head to foot; You are about  to die among atrocious spasms  of pain, and with your languishing eyes, filled with  blood, You look at Me, with difficulty, asking for help in so much pain!

My Jesus, King of Sorrows, let me  sustain You and  hold You tightly to my  heart.  I would want to take the fire that devours You to burn your enemies to ashes and rescue You; but You don’t want it, because your yearnings for the Cross become  more ardent, and You quickly want  to  immolate Yourself on It – also for your enemies!  But as I  hold You tightly to my  heart, You, holding me  tightly to Yours, tell me:  “My child, let Me pour out my  love; and together with Me, repair for those who do good and yet dishonor Me.  These Jews clothe Me with my  own garment in order to discredit Me even more  before the people, to convince them  that I am  a criminal.  In appearance, the action of clothing Me was good, but in its essence it was evil.  Ah, how many do good works, administer Sacraments or attend them, with human, and even evil purposes.  But good, done badly, leads to hardness; so I want to be crowned for the second time,  with pains sharper than the first time, in order to shatter this  hardness, and with my  thorns, draw them  to Myself.  Ah, my  child, this second crowning is much more painful.   I feel my  head swimming in the midst of thorns; at every movement I make, or blow they give to Me,  I suffer many cruel deaths.  In this  way I repair for the malice of  the offenses; I repair for those, who, in whatever interior state they find themselves, instead of thinking of their own sanctification, waste and reject my  grace, giving Me back more piercing thorns; while I am  forced to moan, to cry tears of blood, and to sigh for their salvation.

Ah, I do everything to love them,  and the creatures do everything to  offend Me!  You, at least – do not leave Me alone in my  pains and reparations.” 

 Jesus embraces the Cross.

My tortured Good, with You I repair, with You I  suffer.  But I see that your enemies hurl You down the stairs; the people await You with fury and eagerness; they make You find the Cross ready, which You long for with many sighs.  And You – with  love You gaze on It, and with firm step  You approach It and embrace It.  But, before that, You kiss It, and as a shiver of joy runs through your Most Holy Humanity, with highest contentment You gaze on It again, measuring Its length and breadth.  In It, already, You establish the portion  for each creature.  You dower them  all, enough to bind them  to the Divinity with a bond of marriage,  and make them  heirs of the Kingdom  of Heaven. Then, unable to contain the love  with  which You love them, You kiss the Cross again, and say: “Adored Cross, finally I embrace you.  You were the longing of my Heart, the martyrdom of my love. But you, O Cross, have delayed until now, while my steps were always toward you.  Holy Cross, you were the goal of my  desires, the purpose of my  existence down here.  In you I concentrate my  whole being, in you I place all my  children, and you will be their life, their light, defense, custody and strength.  You will assist them  in everything, and will bring them  gloriously to Me in Heaven.  Oh Cross, Pulpit of  Wisdom, you alone will teach true sanctity; you alone will form  the heroes, the athletes, the martyrs, the Saints.  Beautiful Cross,  you are my  Throne, and since I have to leave the earth, you will remain in my  place.  To you I give all  souls as dowry – keep them, save them; I entrust them  to you!”

In saying this, eager, You let It be placed upon your most holy shoulders.  Ah, my  Jesus, the Cross is too light for your love, but the weight of our  sins unites to that of the  Cross – enormous and immense, as the expanse of the Heavens.  And You, my  wearied Good, You feel crushed under the weight of so many sins.  Your soul is horrified  at their sight, and feels the pain  of each sin.  Your Sanctity remains shaken before so much ugliness, and as the Cross weighs upon your shoulders, You stagger, You pant, and a mortal sweat creeps  through your Most Holy Humanity.  O please, my Love, I don’t have the heart to leave You alone – I  want to share the weight of the cross with You; and to relieve You from  the weight of sins, I cling  to your feet.  I want to give You, in the name  of all creatures, love for those who do not love You, praises for those who despise You, blessings, thanksgivings, obedience on behalf of all.  I promise  that in any offense You receive, I intend to offer You all of myself in reparation,  to do the acts opposite to the offenses the creatures give You, and to console You with my  kisses and continuous acts of  love.  But I see that I am  too miserable; I need You to be able to really repair You.  Therefore I unite myself to your  Most Holy Humanity, and together with You I unite my  thoughts to yours in order to repair  for the evil thoughts – mine, and of all; my  eyes to yours, to repair for the evil glances; my  mouth to yours, to repair for the blasphemies and the evil discourses; my  heart to yours, to repair for the evil tendencies, desires and affections.  In a word, I want to repair everything that your Most Holy Humanity repairs, uniting myself to the immensity of your Love for all, and to the immense good You do to all.  But I am  not yet content.  I want to unite myself to your Divinity, and I dissolve my  nothingness in It, and in this way I give You everything.  I give You your Love to quench your bitternesses; I give You your Heart to relieve You from  our coldness, lack of correspondence, ingratitude, and the little love of the creatures.  I give You your Harmonies to cheer your hearing from  the deafening blasphemies it receives.  I give You your Beauty to relieve You from  the ugliness of  our  souls, when we muddy ourselves in sin.  I give You your Purity to relieve You from  the lack of righteous intention, and from the mud and rot You see in many souls.  I give You your Immensity to relieve You from  the voluntary constraints into which souls put themselves.  I give You your Ardor to burn all sins and all hearts, so that all may love You, and no one may offend You, ever again.  In sum,  I give You all that You are, to give You infinite satisfaction, eternal, immense and infinite love. 

The Painful Way to Calvary

My most patient Jesus, I see You take the first steps under the enormous weight of the Cross.  I unite my steps to yours, and when You, weak, bled dry  and staggering, are about to fall, I will be at your side to sustain You; I will place my  shoulders beneath It, so as to share Its weight with You.  Do not disdain me, but accept me  as your faithful companion.   Oh Jesus, You look at me, and I see that You repair for those who do not carry their crosses with  resignation, but rather, they swear, get irritated, commit suicide, and commit murders.  And for all You impetrate love and resignation to their crosses. But your pain is such that You feel crushed under the Cross.  You have taken only the first steps, and You already fall under It.  As You fall, You knock against the stones; the thorns are driven more into your head, while all your wounds are embittered, and pour out new Blood.   And since You do not have the strength to get up, your enemies, irritated, try to make You stand with kicks and shoves.

My fallen Love, let me  help You to stand, let me  kiss You, dry your Blood, and repair together with You for those who sin out of ignorance, fragility and  weakness.  I pray You to give help to these souls.

My Life, Jesus, making You suffer unheard-of spasms, your enemies have managed to put You on your feet, and as You walk, staggering, I hear your panting breath.   Your Heart beats more strongly and new pains pierce It intensely.   You shake your head in order to clear your eyes from  the blood that fills them, and You gaze anxiously.  Ah, my  Jesus, I understood everything – your Mama, who is searching for You like a moaning dove, wants to tell You one last word, and receive your last gaze; and You feel Her pains,  Her heart lacerated  in Yours, moved and wounded by Her love and by Yours.  You see Her pushing Her way through the  crowd, wanting at any cost to see  You, to hug You, to give You the last good-bye.   But You are more transfixed in seeing Her mortal paleness, and all of your pains reproduced in  Her  by force  of love.   If She lives, it is only by a miracle of your Omnipotence.  You move your steps toward hers, but You can hardly exchange a glance!

Oh, pang of your two Hearts! The  soldiers notice it, and with blows and shoving prevent Mama  and Son from  exchanging the last good-bye. The  torment of both is such that your Mama  remains petrified by the pain, and is about to die.  Faithful John and the pious women sustain Her, while You fall again under the Cross. Then, your sorrowful Mama  does with Her soul that which She cannot do with Her Body, because She is prevented:  She enters into You, makes the Will of the Eternal One Her own, and associating Herself in all your pains,  performs  the office of your Mother, kisses You, repairs You, soothes You, and pours the balm  of Her sorrowful love into all your wounds!

My suffering Jesus, I too unite with the pierced Mama.  I make all your pains, and every drop of your Blood my  own; in each wound I want  to act  as  a  mama  for You, and together with Her, and with You, I repair for all the dangerous encounters, and for those who expose themselves to occasions of sin, or, forced by necessity to be exposed, remain entangled in sin.

Meanwhile, You moan, fallen under the Cross.  The  soldiers fear that You may die under the weight of so many martyrdoms, and from  the shedding of  so much Blood.  In spite  of this, by lashes and kicks, with difficulty, they manage to put You on  your feet again.  And You repair for repeated falls into sin, for mortal sins committed by every class of  people, and You pray for obstinate sinners, shedding tears of blood for their conversion.

My Love, overcome with pain, while I follow You  in these reparations, I see You stagger under the enormous weight of the Cross.  You are shivering all over.  At the continuous shoving You receive, the thorns penetrate more and more into your most  holy head.  The Cross, with its heavy weight, digs into your shoulder, to the extent of forming a wound so deep that the bones are exposed.  At every step, it seems  that You are dying, and unable to move any further.  But your love, which can do everything, gives You strength, and  as You feel the Cross penetrate into your shoulder, You repair for the hidden sins;  those  which, not  being repaired, increase the bitterness of your spasms.  My Jesus, let me  place my  shoulder under the Cross to relieve You and repair with You for all hidden sins. But your enemies, for fear that You may die under  It, force  the Cyrenean to help You carry the Cross. Unwilling and complaining, he helps You –  not out of love, but  by  force.  Then all the complaints of those who suffer, the lack of resignation, the rebellions, the anger and despising in suffering, echo in your Heart. But You remain even  more pierced in seeing that souls consecrated to You, whom You call to be your help and companions in your suffering, escape You; and if You hug them to Yourself through suffering – ah, they wriggle free from  your arms  to  look for pleasures, and so they leave You alone, suffering!

My Jesus, while I repair with You, I pray You to hold me  in your arms, but so tightly that there may be no pain that You suffer in which I do not take part, so as to be  transformed in them  and make up for the abandonment of all creatures.  My Jesus,  overcome with weariness, all bent over, You can hardly walk; but I see that You stop and try to look.  My Heart, what is  it?   What are You looking for?   Ah, it is Veronica, who, fearless and courageous, with a cloth dries your Face all covered with blood, and You leave your Face impressed on it, as sign  of gratitude.  My generous Jesus, I too want to dry You, but not with a  cloth; I want to expose all of myself  to relieve You, I want to enter into your interior and give You, O Jesus, heartbeat for heartbeat, breath for breath, affection for affection, desire for desire.  I intend to dive into your Most Holy Intelligence, and making all these heartbeats, breaths, affections and desires flow in the immensity of your Will, I intend to multiply them to infinity. I want, O my  Jesus, to form  waves of heartbeats,  so that not one evil heartbeat may resound in your Heart, and so soothe all your interior bitternesses.   I intend to form  waves of affections and desires to cast away all evil affections and desires which  might, even slightly, sadden your Heart.  Still more, O my Jesus, I intend to form  waves of breaths  and thoughts, to cast away  any breath or thought that could slightly displease You.  I will be on guard, O  Jesus, so that nothing else may afflict You, adding more bitterness to your interior pains.   O my Jesus, please, let all of my interior  swim in the immensity of yours; in this way I will be able to find enough  love and will, so that no evil love may enter your interior, nor a will which may displease You.

O my Jesus, to be more certain, I pray You to seal my  thoughts with Yours, my  will with Yours, my desires with Yours, my  affections and heartbeats with Yours; so that, being  sealed, they may take no life but from  You.  I ask You, again, O my  Jesus, to accept my  poor  body which I would want to tear to shreds for love of You, and reduce it to tiny little pieces, to place over each one of your wounds. On that wound, O Jesus, which gives You pain from so many blasphemies, I place a little piece of my body, wanting it to say to You constantly:  “I bless You”.  On that wound that gives You so much pain from  the many ingratitudes, I intend, O Jesus, to place a portion of  my  body, to prove my gratitude to You.  On that wound, O Jesus, which  makes You suffer so much from  coldness and lack of love, I intend to place many little bits of my  flesh, to say to You constantly:  “I love You, I love You, I love You!”  On that wound  which gives You so much pain from  the so many irreverences to your Most Holy Person, I intend to place a piece of myself, to tell You always:  “I adore You, I adore You, I adore You!”  O my  Jesus, I want to diffuse myself in everything, and in those wounds embittered by the many misbeliefs, I desire that the shreds of my  body tell You, always:  “I believe- I believe in You, O my  Jesus,  my God, and in  your Holy Church, and I intend to give my  life to prove my  Faith to You!”  O my  Jesus, I plunge myself into the immensity of your Will, and making It my  own, I want to compensate for all, and enclose the souls of all in the power of your Most Holy Will.  O Jesus, I still have my  blood left, which I want to pour over your wounds as balm  and soothing liniment, in order to relieve You and heal You completely.  Again, I intend, O  Jesus, to make my thoughts flow in the heart of every sinner, to reprimand him  continuously, that he may not dare to offend You.  And I pray to You with  the voice of your Blood, so that all may surrender to my  poor prayers.  In this way I will be able to  bring them  into your Heart!  Another grace,  O my Jesus, I ask of You:  that in everything I see, touch and hear, I may see, touch and hear always You; and that your Most Holy Image and your Most Holy  Name, always be impressed in every particle of my poor being.

In the meantime, the enemies, disapproving of this act of Veronica, flog You, push You, and shove You on the way! A few more steps and You stop again. Even under the weight of so much suffering, your love does not stop, and on seeing the pious women weeping because of your pains, You forget Yourself and console them, saying:  “Daughters,  do not weep over my  pains, but over your sins and over your children”. What a sublime teaching, how sweet is your word! O Jesus, with You I repair for the lack of charity, and I ask You for the grace of making me  forget myself, to remember nothing but You alone.

On hearing You speak, your enemies become furious, they pull You by the ropes, and push You with such rage as to make You fall.  As You fall, You knock against the stones:   the weight of the Cross crushes You, and You feel You are dying!  Let me sustain You, and protect your most holy Face with my hands.  I see You touch the ground and gasp in your Blood.  But your enemies want to make You stand; they pull You by the ropes, they lift You by your  hair, they kick You – but all in vain.  You are dying, my  Jesus!  What pain – my  heart breaks with  grief!  Almost dragging You, they take You up to Mount Calvary.  As they drag You, I hear You repair for all the offenses of the souls consecrated to You, which weigh upon You so much that, as much as  You try to stand, You cannot!  And so, dragged and trampled upon, You reach Calvary, leaving behind You the red trace of your precious Blood.

Jesus is stripped and crowned with thorns for the third time.

But new sufferings await You here.  They strip  You again, tearing off both garment and crown of thorns.  Ah, You groan in feeling the thorns being  torn from  inside your head.  And as they pull your garment, they tear also the lacerated flesh attached to it.  The wounds rip open, your Blood flows to the ground in torrents; the pain is such that, almost dead, You fall.

But nobody is moved to compassion for You, my  Good!  On the contrary, with bestial fury they put the crown of thorns on You again.   They beat it on well, and the torture they cause You because of the lacerations and the tearing of your hair clotted in the  coagulated blood, is such that only the Angels could tell what You suffer, while, horrified, they turn their celestial gaze away, and weep!

My stripped Jesus, allow me  to hold You to my  heart to warm  You, as I see that You are shivering and an icy mortal sweat invades  your Most Holy Humanity.  How I  would want to give You my  life– my  blood to take the place of yours, which You have lost to give me  life!

In the meantime, barely looking at me  with His  languishing and dying eyes, Jesus seems to tell me: “My child, how much souls cost Me!  This is the place where I wait for everyone in order to save them, where I  want to repair for the sins of those who arrive at degrading themselves lower than beasts, and are so obstinate in offending Me as to  reach the point of not being able to live without committing sins.  Their minds remain blinded, and they  sin wildly.  This is  why they crown Me with thorns for the third time.  And by being stripped, I  repair for those who wear luxurious and indecent clothing, for the sins against modesty, and for those who are so bound  to riches, honors and pleasures, as to make of them  a god for their hearts.

Ah, yes, each one of these offenses is a death that  I feel; and if I do not die, it is because the Will of my Eternal Father has not yet decreed the moment of my  death!”

My stripped Good, while I repair with You, I pray You to strip me  of everything with your most holy hands, and not to allow that any  bad affection may enter into my  heart.  Watch over it; surround it with your pains; fill it with your love.  May my  life be nothing but  the repetition of Yours;  strengthen my stripping with your blessing; bless me  from  your  Heart, and give me  the strength to be present at your sorrowful crucifixion, to remain crucified with You!

Reflections and Practices

Jesus  carries the Cross.   The love of Jesus for the Cross, His anxious ardor to die on It for the salvation of souls, are  immense!   And we – do  we love suffering like Jesus?  Can we say that our heartbeats echo His divine heartbeats, and that we too ask for our cross?! 

When we suffer, do we have the intention of becoming companions of Jesus in order to relieve Him from the weight of His Cross?  How do we accompany Him?  As He receives insults, are we always ready to give Him our little suffering as relief for His pains?      

In working, in praying, and when we feel the hardship of our suffering under the weight of interior pains, do we let our pain fly to Jesus, which, like  a veil, may dry up His sweat and cheer Him, as we make His hardship our own? 

All:  O my Jesus, call me always to be close  to  You, and remain always near me, so that I may comfort You always with my pains.

– Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

Prayer for the Glorification of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

“O Honorable and Holy Trinity,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We praise and thank you for the gift of holiness

of your faithful servant Luisa Piccarreta.

She lived, O Father, in your Divine Will,

becoming, under the action of the Holy Spirit,

in conformity with your Son, obedient unto death of cross,

Victim and Pleasant host to you,

thus cooperating with the work of the Redemption of mankind.

Her virtues of obedience and humility,

of great love for Christ and the Church

lead us to ask you the gift of his glorification on earth.

So that your Glory may shine before all,

and so that your Kingdom of truth, justice and love

may be spread to the ends of the earth

with the particular charisma of

the Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra (Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven).

We appeal to her merits to obtain from you, Holy Trinity,

the particular grace that we ask with the intention to fulfill Your Divine Will. Amen.”

Three “Glory be…” “Our Father”

Queen of All Saints, pray for us.

+ Giovan Battista Pichierri

Archbishop of Trani – Barletta – Bisceglie

Trani, October 29, 2005

Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

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Lyrics from “Stone by Stone” by Donavan from the movie “Brother Sun, Sister Moon”

If you want your dream to be
Build it slow and surely

Small beginning greater end
Heartfelt work grows purely.

If you want to live life free
Take your time go slowly.

Do few things but do them well
Simple joys are holy.

Day by day
Stone by stone

Build your secret slowly.
Day by day

You’ll grow too
You’ll know heaven’s glory.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY TRINITY FOR THE GLORIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD LUISA PICCARRETA

Oh august and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise and thank You for the gift of holiness of your faithful servant Luisa Piccarreta. She lived, Oh Father, in Your Divine Will, becoming, under the action of the Holy Spirit, in conformity with Your Son, obedient even to death on the cross, victim and host pleasing to You,  thus cooperating in the work of Redemption of mankind.

Her virtues of obedience, humility, supreme love for Christ and the Church, lead us to ask You for the gift of her glorification on earth, so that Your glory may shine before all,  and Your kingdom of truth, justice and love,may spread all over the world in the particular charisma of the  Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra. We appeal to her merits to obtain from You, Most Holy Trinity,  the particular grace for which we pray to You with the intention to fulfill your Divine Will.   Amen.

3 Glory be, Our Father,

Queen of All Saints, pray for us.

Giovan Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani

October 29, 2005

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Similarities of the Divine Daughters

Luisa Piccarreta

Limited Formal Education
Personal Conversations with Jesus and Mar
Given a Specialized Knowledge
Wrote Diaries Under Obedience
Writings Banned for a time
Victim Souls
Hidden Stigmata
Mystical Marriage
Meditation of the Passion
Living Hosts
Practicing The Divine Attitude
Doing All for and In Jesus

What does the Catechism say about Private Revelation
Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. (84, 93).

Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such “revelations.”

Vaticana, Libreria Editrice. Catechism of the Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Writing of Luisa Piccarreta
Luisa’s life took a decisive turning point at the age of about 12, when there was a mysterious state of suffering which confined her to bed and left her in a state of loss of consciousness.

Despite medical treatment, it was clear that only the blessing of a priest enabled her to come out of her ‘usual state’. Luisa offered her suffering for the benefit o humanity accepting until her death the complete confinement to bed that lasted about 70 years.

Her particular condition convinced the Archbishop of Trani to entrust her permanently to the spiritual care of a priest. Of fundamental importance was the contribution of Fr. Gennaro De Gennaro. After having heard what happened to her during her states of loss of consciousness, he gave her the “obedience” to write the “Diary”, a task to which Luisa will remain faithful, with great reluctance, writing about 10,000 pages from February 28, 1899 to December 28, 1938. The main theme is the Divine Will and how we can live in It.

‘The Kingdom of my Divine Will in the midst of creatures. Book of Heaven. The call of the creature to the order, the place and the purpose for which he was created by God’.

The Title Jesus Gave to Luisa (8/27/1926 – V.19)

Excerpt from “Book of Heaven”

“For as long as the soul is in the Divine Will, so much of Divine Life can she say she lives on earth. The acts in the Divine Will are the simplest acts, but, because they are simple, they communicate themselves to all.” Jesus to Luisa (9/8/1916 – Vol. 11)

This morning, after Communion, I felt that my lovable Jesus absorbed me completely in His Will in a special way, and I swam inside of It. But who can say what I felt? I have no words to express myself. Then Jesus told me: “My daughter, for as long as the soul is in my Will, so much of Divine Life can she say she lives on earth. How I like it when I see that the soul enters into my Will to live Divine Life in It! I like very much to see souls who repeat in my Will what my Humanity did in It! I received Communion, I received Myself in the Will of the Father, and with this I not only repaired everything, but finding immensity and all-seeingness of everything and everyone in the Divine Will, I embraced all, I gave Communion to all; and in seeing that many would not take part in the Sacrament and that the Father was offended for they did not want to receive my Life, I gave to the Father the satisfaction and the glory as if all had received Communion, giving to the Father the satisfaction and the glory of a Divine Life for each one. You too – receive Communion in my Will, repeat what I did, and in this way you will not only repair everything, but will give Me to all as I intended to give Myself to all, and will give Me the glory as if all had received Communion. My Heart feels moved in seeing that, unable to give Me anything from her own which is worthy of Me, the creature takes my things, she makes them her own, she imitates the way I did them, and to please Me, she gives them to Me. And I, in my delight, keep repeating: “Brava, my daughter, you have done exactly what I did.”

Then He added: “The acts in my Will are the simplest acts, but, because they are simple, they communicate themselves to all. The light of the Sun, because it is simple, is light of every eye – yet the Sun is one. One act alone in my Will, like most simple light, diffuses itself in every heart, in every work, in everyone – yet the act is one. My very Being, because It is most simple, is one single act, but an act which contains everything; it has no feet but is the step of all; no eyes, but is the eye and the light of all; it gives life to everything, but with no effort, with no toil, yet it gives the act of operating to all. So, the soul in my Will becomes simple, and together with Me she multiplies in all, and does good to all. Oh, if all comprehended the immense value of the acts, even the littlest, done in my Will – they would let not one act escape them!”

Statement about participation: The meetings last one hour and are held monthly, each first Saturday, in the church following the 8:00 am Mass and Rosary. It is important to know that lessons do naturally build upon each other, but if you are unable to attend one of the monthly meetings you will not be “left behind” as each topic is independent. Meetings are scheduled to last one hour.

The content is simple because Jesus doesn’t make things complicated.

Just as Jesus gave St. Faustina the prayer of Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, He gave servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, he Prevenient Act and Actual Act on May 27, 1922.

Prevenient Prayer

I am nothing, God is all. Father, I love you.

Come Divine Will to think in my mind, to circulate in my blood, to look with my eyes, to listen in my ears, to speak in my voice, to breath in my breathing, to beat in my heart, to move in my motion.

Come Divine Will to suffer in my suffering and may my soul, consumed and fused with Your Will, be a living crucifix immolated for the Glory of the Father.

Come Divine Will to pray in me and offer this prayer to yourself as mine to satisfy for the prayers of all and give to the Father the Glory that all creatures should give Him.

Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Faith of Mary Most Holy in order to possess You as she possesses You.

Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Hope of Mary Most Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Hope of Mary Most Holy in order to love You as she loves You.

Come Divine Will to adore in me and since Your Will multiplies acts to the infinite thus I intend to give you the satisfaction as if all had assisted at Holy Mass and give all to the Fruit of Sacrifice and impetrate Salvation for all.

O Supreme Will come to reign upon the earth. Invest all generations. Win and conquer all and do not delay any longer. Amen. – Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

The Prevenient Act and Actual Act

I was thinking to myself: “If one act done in His Will is so great, how many of them, alas, do I let escape!’ And my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, there is the prevenient act and the actual act. The prevenient act is when the soul, at the first rising of the day, fixes her will in Mine, and decides and confirms that she wants to live and operate only in my Volition. She anticipates all of her acts and makes them all flow in my Will. With the prevenient will, my Sun rises, my Life remains duplicated in all of her acts, as though in one single act; and this makes up for the actual act. However, the prevenient act can be shaded – obscured by the human ways, by one’s own will, by self-esteem, by negligence and other things, which are like clouds before the Sun, that render its light less vivid on the face of the earth.

On the other hand, the actual act is not subject to clouds; on the contrary, it has the virtue of dispelling the clouds, if there are any, and it makes many more suns rise, in which my Life, is duplicated, with such vividness of light and heat as to form as many new suns, one more beautiful than the other. However, both of them are necessary: prevenient act gives the hand, disposes and forms the plane for the actual act; the actual act preserves and expands the plane prevenient.” – “Book of Heaven” by Servant of God, Luisa Piccarrenta (5/27/1922 V.14)

 Click here: To learn more about Servant of God, Luisa Piccarretta.

To listen to his Podcast, please go to: www.YourFaithAnew.org .

This is not a competing spirituality. We promote many Catholic Organizations and Devotions. YFA brings a new effectiveness to all ministries and devotions! For example:

+ Eucharistic Adoration
+ Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
+ Consecration to Jesus through Mary
+ Legion of Mary
+ First Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion
+ First Saturday Devotion
+ Divine Mercy Chaplet
+ Knights of Columbus
+ St. Vincent de Paul
and many, many, more!

We have discovered the great gift of living IN the Divine Will through the spiritual writings of Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta. This little known spiritual gift has many profound effects on us, including:
+ Increased devotion, reverence and love for the Eucharist.
+ A great desire for holiness.
+ Love for the Blessed Mother and the Saints.
+ The realization of God’s immense love for man.
+ A better understanding of why God created man and His plan for all humanity.

Our Catholic Faith prepares us to receive the Gift of Living In the Divine Will and Living In the Divine Will helps us live our Faith in a manner most pleasing to God the Father.

Sample Topics May Include:
+ Being Faithful and Attentive
+ The Divine Attitude
+ Being Clothed In the Divine Will
+ Living a Supernatural Life
+ Sacrament of the Present Moment
+ Remaining Faithful in Time of Church Crisis

*If your goal is to be in heaven and see Jesus face to face, you too want to be a Saint. Perhaps not a saint declared by the Catholic Church but a saint none the less.

“It was beautiful! I loved it!” “David is called by Jesus to promote the Divine Mercy and Divine Will message. He speaks with such truth and love!”

To learn more or participate, use the form below.

Practicing the Gift of Living
IN Divine Will

STUDY GROUP EVERY THURSDAY from 9:00 am until 10:15 at the church
in classroom 1.  Please join us for the study and refreshments!!

10th Round in the Divine Will

Jesus’ Circumcision

My tender child Jesus, my “I love You, I bless You and I thank You” follow You everywhere to implore [the reign of] your [Divine] Fiat. In your every heartbeat and breath; in your tongue, in the pupil of your eyes and in each drop of the Blood from your little humanity [caused by your circumcision], I impress my “I love You”. I impress my kiss upon each one of your thoughts and upon the hands and arms of our heavenly mother and of Saint Joseph, so that You may feel my “I love You” when they hug You.

I impress my “I love You” even upon the breath of the animals at your feet that keep You warm in silent adoration, so that You may feel my love in their breath that implores [the reign of] your Divine Fiat.

My delightful infant Jesus, I impress my “I love You” upon the [pain You suffered with the] cruel cut of your circumcision, and in the first drops of the Blood You shed to assuage your pain. I seal my “I love You” within each drop of Blood You shed and within the tears that the sharp pain You experienced caused You, as well as within the tears shed by the sovereign Queen and Saint Joseph as they saw You endure such pain. Your Blood, your pain and your tears cry out for the triumph of your Kingdom!

My dear little Jesus, I press You to my heart to assuage the pains of your wound, and I beseech You to enclose in your wound all human wills, so that they may cause You no more sorrow; from your wound may your Divine Will emerge and establish its reign among us.

2/8/1902 – Vol. 4  Meanings of the Passion of Jesus.

This morning, on coming, my adorable Jesus shared with me part of His Passion. Now, while I was in suffering, in order to cheer me the Lord told me: “My daughter, the first meaning of the Passion contains glory, praise, honor, thanksgiving, reparation for the Divinity. The second is the salvation of souls and all the graces which are needed to obtain this purpose. So, if one participates in the pains of my Passion, her life contains these very meanings within itself. Not only this, but she takes the same form as my Humanity; and since my Humanity is united with the Divinity, the soul who participates in my pains is also in contact with the Divinity and can obtain whatever she wants. Even more, her pains are like keys to open the divine treasures. This, for as long as she lives down here; and then a distinct glory is also reserved for her above the Heavens, which is given to her by my Humanity and Divinity, in such a way as to resemble my very light and glory; as well as a more special glory for the whole celestial Court, which will be given to It through this soul by means of that which I have communicated to her. In fact, the more the souls have become like Me in the pains, the more light and glory will come out from within the Divinity; and here is how the whole Celestial Court participates in this glory.” May the Lord be always blessed and may everything be for His glory and honor.

2/8/1904 – Vol. 6  One of the qualities of Jesus is Pain.  For one who lives of His Most Holy Will Purgatory does not exist.

I remember that another day, as I continued to feel in suffering, I saw the confessor praying Our Lord to touch the part where I was suffering so as to have the sufferings mitigate.  And blessed Jesus told me:  “My daughter, your confessor wants me to touch you to alleviate your pains, but among my many qualities I am also Pain, and if I touch you, instead of decreasing, your pain could increase.  In fact, the thing in which my Humanity delighted the most was suffering, and It still delights in communicating it to those whom It loves.”

And it seemed that, in reality, He would touch me and make me feel more pain.  So I added:  ‘My sweet Good, as for myself, I want nothing but your Most Holy Will.  I do not look at whether I suffer or I enjoy – your Will is everything for me.’  And He added:  “And this is what I want, this is my design upon you, and this is enough for Me and contents Me.  This is the greatest and most honorable worship that the creature can render Me, and that she owes Me as her Creator; and as the soul does so, it can be said that her mind lives and thinks in my mind; her eyes, being in mine, look through my eyes; her mouth speaks through my mouth, her heart loves through Mine, her hands operate within my own hands, her feet walk within my feet.  And I can say:  “You are my eye, my mouth, my Heart, my hands and my feet.”  And, likewise, the soul can say:  “Jesus Christ is my eye, my mouth, my heart, my hands and my feet.”  Being in this union, not only of wills, but personal, when the soul dies there is nothing left of her to be purged, and therefore Purgatory cannot touch her, because Purgatory touches those who live outside of Me, whether completely or in part.”

2/8/1905 – Vol. 6  The characteristics of the children of God:  love for the cross, love for the glory of God, and love for the glory of the Church.

Continuing in my poor state of privation and of unspeakable bitterness – at the most, He makes Himself seen in silence – this morning He told me:  “My daughter, the characteristics of my children are:  love for the cross, love for the glory of God, and love for the glory of the Church – to the point of laying down their lives.  One who does not have these characteristics, in vain calls himself my son; one who dares to say it, is a liar and a traitor who betrays God and himself.  Take a look into yourself, to see whether you have them.”  And He disappeared. 

Prayer for the Glorification of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

“O Honorable and Holy Trinity,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We praise and thank you for the gift of holiness

of your faithful servant Luisa Piccarreta.

She lived, O Father, in your Divine Will,

becoming, under the action of the Holy Spirit,

in conformity with your Son, obedient unto death of cross,

Victim and Pleasant host to you,

thus cooperating with the work of the Redemption of mankind.

Her virtues of obedience and humility,

of great love for Christ and the Church

lead us to ask you the gift of his glorification on earth.

So that your Glory may shine before all,

and so that your Kingdom of truth, justice and love

may be spread to the ends of the earth

with the particular charisma of

the Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra (Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven).

We appeal to her merits to obtain from you, Holy Trinity,

the particular grace that we ask with the intention to fulfill Your Divine Will. Amen.”

Three “Glory be…” “Our Father”

Queen of All Saints, pray for us.

+ Giovan Battista Pichierri

Archbishop of Trani – Barletta – Bisceglie

Trani, October 29, 2005

Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

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Lyrics from “Stone by Stone” by Donavan from the movie “Brother Sun, Sister Moon”

If you want your dream to be
Build it slow and surely

Small beginning greater end
Heartfelt work grows purely.

If you want to live life free
Take your time go slowly.

Do few things but do them well
Simple joys are holy.

Day by day
Stone by stone

Build your secret slowly.
Day by day

You’ll grow too
You’ll know heaven’s glory.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY TRINITY FOR THE GLORIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD LUISA PICCARRETA

Oh august and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise and thank You for the gift of holiness of your faithful servant Luisa Piccarreta. She lived, Oh Father, in Your Divine Will, becoming, under the action of the Holy Spirit, in conformity with Your Son, obedient even to death on the cross, victim and host pleasing to You,  thus cooperating in the work of Redemption of mankind.

Her virtues of obedience, humility, supreme love for Christ and the Church, lead us to ask You for the gift of her glorification on earth, so that Your glory may shine before all,  and Your kingdom of truth, justice and love,may spread all over the world in the particular charisma of the  Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra. We appeal to her merits to obtain from You, Most Holy Trinity,  the particular grace for which we pray to You with the intention to fulfill your Divine Will.   Amen.

3 Glory be, Our Father,

Queen of All Saints, pray for us.

Giovan Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani

October 29, 2005

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Similarities of the Divine Daughters

Luisa Piccarreta

Limited Formal Education
Personal Conversations with Jesus and Mar
Given a Specialized Knowledge
Wrote Diaries Under Obedience
Writings Banned for a time
Victim Souls
Hidden Stigmata
Mystical Marriage
Meditation of the Passion
Living Hosts
Practicing The Divine Attitude
Doing All for and In Jesus

What does the Catechism say about Private Revelation
Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. (84, 93).

Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such “revelations.”

Vaticana, Libreria Editrice. Catechism of the Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Writing of Luisa Piccarreta
Luisa’s life took a decisive turning point at the age of about 12, when there was a mysterious state of suffering which confined her to bed and left her in a state of loss of consciousness.

Despite medical treatment, it was clear that only the blessing of a priest enabled her to come out of her ‘usual state’. Luisa offered her suffering for the benefit o humanity accepting until her death the complete confinement to bed that lasted about 70 years.

Her particular condition convinced the Archbishop of Trani to entrust her permanently to the spiritual care of a priest. Of fundamental importance was the contribution of Fr. Gennaro De Gennaro. After having heard what happened to her during her states of loss of consciousness, he gave her the “obedience” to write the “Diary”, a task to which Luisa will remain faithful, with great reluctance, writing about 10,000 pages from February 28, 1899 to December 28, 1938. The main theme is the Divine Will and how we can live in It.

‘The Kingdom of my Divine Will in the midst of creatures. Book of Heaven. The call of the creature to the order, the place and the purpose for which he was created by God’.

The Title Jesus Gave to Luisa (8/27/1926 – V.19)

Excerpt from “Book of Heaven”

“For as long as the soul is in the Divine Will, so much of Divine Life can she say she lives on earth. The acts in the Divine Will are the simplest acts, but, because they are simple, they communicate themselves to all.” Jesus to Luisa (9/8/1916 – Vol. 11)

This morning, after Communion, I felt that my lovable Jesus absorbed me completely in His Will in a special way, and I swam inside of It. But who can say what I felt? I have no words to express myself. Then Jesus told me: “My daughter, for as long as the soul is in my Will, so much of Divine Life can she say she lives on earth. How I like it when I see that the soul enters into my Will to live Divine Life in It! I like very much to see souls who repeat in my Will what my Humanity did in It! I received Communion, I received Myself in the Will of the Father, and with this I not only repaired everything, but finding immensity and all-seeingness of everything and everyone in the Divine Will, I embraced all, I gave Communion to all; and in seeing that many would not take part in the Sacrament and that the Father was offended for they did not want to receive my Life, I gave to the Father the satisfaction and the glory as if all had received Communion, giving to the Father the satisfaction and the glory of a Divine Life for each one. You too – receive Communion in my Will, repeat what I did, and in this way you will not only repair everything, but will give Me to all as I intended to give Myself to all, and will give Me the glory as if all had received Communion. My Heart feels moved in seeing that, unable to give Me anything from her own which is worthy of Me, the creature takes my things, she makes them her own, she imitates the way I did them, and to please Me, she gives them to Me. And I, in my delight, keep repeating: “Brava, my daughter, you have done exactly what I did.”

Then He added: “The acts in my Will are the simplest acts, but, because they are simple, they communicate themselves to all. The light of the Sun, because it is simple, is light of every eye – yet the Sun is one. One act alone in my Will, like most simple light, diffuses itself in every heart, in every work, in everyone – yet the act is one. My very Being, because It is most simple, is one single act, but an act which contains everything; it has no feet but is the step of all; no eyes, but is the eye and the light of all; it gives life to everything, but with no effort, with no toil, yet it gives the act of operating to all. So, the soul in my Will becomes simple, and together with Me she multiplies in all, and does good to all. Oh, if all comprehended the immense value of the acts, even the littlest, done in my Will – they would let not one act escape them!”

Statement about participation: The meetings last one hour and are held monthly, each first Saturday, in the church following the 8:00 am Mass and Rosary. It is important to know that lessons do naturally build upon each other, but if you are unable to attend one of the monthly meetings you will not be “left behind” as each topic is independent. Meetings are scheduled to last one hour.

The content is simple because Jesus doesn’t make things complicated.

Just as Jesus gave St. Faustina the prayer of Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, He gave servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, he Prevenient Act and Actual Act on May 27, 1922.

Prevenient Prayer

I am nothing, God is all. Father, I love you.

Come Divine Will to think in my mind, to circulate in my blood, to look with my eyes, to listen in my ears, to speak in my voice, to breath in my breathing, to beat in my heart, to move in my motion.

Come Divine Will to suffer in my suffering and may my soul, consumed and fused with Your Will, be a living crucifix immolated for the Glory of the Father.

Come Divine Will to pray in me and offer this prayer to yourself as mine to satisfy for the prayers of all and give to the Father the Glory that all creatures should give Him.

Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Faith of Mary Most Holy in order to possess You as she possesses You.

Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Hope of Mary Most Come Divine Will to infuse in me the Hope of Mary Most Holy in order to love You as she loves You.

Come Divine Will to adore in me and since Your Will multiplies acts to the infinite thus I intend to give you the satisfaction as if all had assisted at Holy Mass and give all to the Fruit of Sacrifice and impetrate Salvation for all.

O Supreme Will come to reign upon the earth. Invest all generations. Win and conquer all and do not delay any longer. Amen. – Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

The Prevenient Act and Actual Act

I was thinking to myself: “If one act done in His Will is so great, how many of them, alas, do I let escape!’ And my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, there is the prevenient act and the actual act. The prevenient act is when the soul, at the first rising of the day, fixes her will in Mine, and decides and confirms that she wants to live and operate only in my Volition. She anticipates all of her acts and makes them all flow in my Will. With the prevenient will, my Sun rises, my Life remains duplicated in all of her acts, as though in one single act; and this makes up for the actual act. However, the prevenient act can be shaded – obscured by the human ways, by one’s own will, by self-esteem, by negligence and other things, which are like clouds before the Sun, that render its light less vivid on the face of the earth.

On the other hand, the actual act is not subject to clouds; on the contrary, it has the virtue of dispelling the clouds, if there are any, and it makes many more suns rise, in which my Life, is duplicated, with such vividness of light and heat as to form as many new suns, one more beautiful than the other. However, both of them are necessary: prevenient act gives the hand, disposes and forms the plane for the actual act; the actual act preserves and expands the plane prevenient.” – “Book of Heaven” by Servant of God, Luisa Piccarrenta (5/27/1922 V.14)

 Click here: To learn more about Servant of God, Luisa Piccarretta.

To listen to his Podcast, please go to: www.YourFaithAnew.org .

This is not a competing spirituality. We promote many Catholic Organizations and Devotions. YFA brings a new effectiveness to all ministries and devotions! For example:

+ Eucharistic Adoration
+ Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
+ Consecration to Jesus through Mary
+ Legion of Mary
+ First Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion
+ First Saturday Devotion
+ Divine Mercy Chaplet
+ Knights of Columbus
+ St. Vincent de Paul
and many, many, more!

We have discovered the great gift of living IN the Divine Will through the spiritual writings of Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta. This little known spiritual gift has many profound effects on us, including:
+ Increased devotion, reverence and love for the Eucharist.
+ A great desire for holiness.
+ Love for the Blessed Mother and the Saints.
+ The realization of God’s immense love for man.
+ A better understanding of why God created man and His plan for all humanity.

Our Catholic Faith prepares us to receive the Gift of Living In the Divine Will and Living In the Divine Will helps us live our Faith in a manner most pleasing to God the Father.

Sample Topics May Include:
+ Being Faithful and Attentive
+ The Divine Attitude
+ Being Clothed In the Divine Will
+ Living a Supernatural Life
+ Sacrament of the Present Moment
+ Remaining Faithful in Time of Church Crisis

*If your goal is to be in heaven and see Jesus face to face, you too want to be a Saint. Perhaps not a saint declared by the Catholic Church but a saint none the less.

“It was beautiful! I loved it!” “David is called by Jesus to promote the Divine Mercy and Divine Will message. He speaks with such truth and love!”

To learn more or participate, use the form below.