6/29 Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Hours of the Passion
Eighth Hour:  From Midnight to 1 AM

… But, again, I (Luisa) hear Your (Our Lord’s) most tender voice that says, as You go to meet Your enemies, “Who are you looking for?”  And they answer, “Jesus the Nazarene.”  And You, to them, “It is I.”  With only this word You say everything, and You let Yourself be known for who You are; so much so, that the enemies tremble and fall to the ground, as though dead.  And You, Love that has no equal, repeating again, “It is I,” call them back to life and You give Yourself, on Your own, into the power of the enemies.  Perfidious and ungrateful, instead of falling at Your feet, humbled and palpitating, to ask for Your Forgiveness, taking advantage of Your Goodness and despising Your Graces and Prodigies, they lay hands on You, they bind You with ropes and chains, they grip You, they cast You to the ground, they trample upon You, they tear Your hair.  And You, with unheard-of patience, remain silent, suffering and Repairing for the offenses of those who, in spite of miracles, do not surrender to Your Grace, and become more obstinate.

With those ropes and chains, You impetrate from the Father the grace to snap the chains of our sins, and You bind us with the sweet chain of Love.  And, Lovingly, You correct Peter, who wants to defend You to the point of cutting off the ear of Malchus.  With this, You intend to Repair for the good works, which are not done with holy prudence, or which fall into sin because of excessive zeal.

Book of Heaven
12/16/08 – Vol. 8

 “Even more, I (Our Lord) tell you (Luisa) that if to Paul I gave my efficacious grace at the beginning of his conversion, to you I give it almost continually – and this is the sign of it: that you continue in your interior everything that you used to do when I was with you almost continually – doing what now you seem to do by yourself. Your feeling all immersed in Me and bound to Me, always thinking of Me even though you do not see Me – this is not your own thing, nor an ordinary grace, but special and efficacious grace. And if I (Our Lord) give you (Luisa) much, it is a sign that I love you much, and I want to be loved much by you.”3/9/03 – Vol. 4

3/9/03 – Vol. 4

“My daughter, how terrible it can be for those souls who have been much fecundated by my grace, but have not corresponded to it. The Jewish nation was the favorite one, the most fecundated, and yet, the most sterile; and the whole of my Person could not obtain that fruit which Paul obtained in other nations, less fecundated, but more corresponding. In fact, lack of correspondence to grace blinds the soul, it makes her deceive herself, and disposes her to obstinacy, even in the face of any miracle.”

6/27 Novena to St. Maria Goretti starts today!

St. Maria Goretti
July 6 Feast Day

Patronage

Among mercy, forgiveness and love, St. Maria Goretti is also known for her intercession for purity and chastity. And, she is known as a patron of the youth and of rape victims.

Novena to St. Maria Goretti

Day 1: Purity

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of purity, you defended your virginity unto your death. Even at the age of 11, you held dear to your heart what is dear to our Lord’s heart: your purity. Pray for me that I may do the same, especially when I am tempted.
Please pray that God will give me the strength to avoid sin and say, “yes” to a life which will lead to eternity in Heaven with you and our Lord.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 2: Love

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of love, your love for God was so clear in how you cared for your family during such hardships and in how you loved your enemies — even while you were dying.
Even at the age of 11, you understood what it meant to love the Lord and to love your neighbor as yourself. Pray for me, that I may be able to do the same.
Please pray that I will truly be able to serve my family joyfully, and others who need my help and love. And most of all, pray that our Lord will come first in my heart.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 3: Forgiveness

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of forgiveness, pray for me.
Even at the age of 11, you did not withhold forgiveness from your attacker. You didn’t wish him unwell. On the contrary, you wanted Heaven for him. You loved him in that way. Pray for me, that I, too, will be able to love my enemies like you did. Pray that I will want Heaven for them.
Please pray that it will become easier and easier to forgive those who have hurt me and those who will hurt me.
Please pray for my own healing from these past hurts so that I can move forward and offer forgiveness.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 4: Chastity

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of chastity, you guarded your virginity with such fervor. Even at the age of 11, you knew the value of the virtue of chastity.
Please pray that I will become better at practicing chastity in my own life.Pray that I will learn to live a life in which desire is subservient to reason. Please pray that I will be able to love as Jesus does: selflessly.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 5: Mercy

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of mercy, pray for me.
God’s mercy is the only hope for mankind. I know we are called to imitate our Father’s mercy to those around us, but it is hard, and I often fail.
But you, even at the age of 11, were strong and courageous enough to offer mercy to your attacker, the one who hurt you the very most.
Please pray that I will be able to do the same to those who hurt me. Please pray that I will not consider their unworthiness, but that I may consider our Lord, as you did.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 6: Living a Holy Life

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of living a holy, everyday life, pray for me.
I often feel as though my life must be extraordinary if I am to be a saint, but you show me another way. You show me that I can be a saint if I love our Lord with all my heart, and if I serve my family and put them before me.
Please pray that I may be selfless as you were, and that I can learn to deny my own desires so that I can fulfill our Lord’s will.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 7: The Suffering

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of christian suffering, pray for me.
You carried your cross so courageously while you suffered through surgery without anesthesia. You thirsted and were not able to be given water, and you accepted that cross because you loved our Lord.
Pray for me, St. Maria Goretti, that I will become better at carrying my cross.
Pray that I will not complain about my cross, and that I will remember to offer it up to our Lord, for I know that He does not waste any ounce of suffering given to Him.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 8: The Youth

O St. Maria Goretti, patron of youth, please pray for the children in my life and the youth across the world.
Please pray that their faith may be as strong as yours was when you were 11 years old.
Pray that I may do what I can to support children in their faith, and to encourage them to love our Lord, to put Him first in their lives, and to follow His commandments.
Please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

Day 9: For Victims

O St. Maria Goretti, patron of victims of rape, please pray for all those dignity has been attacked.
Pray for their healing, for comfort, and for peace for them.
Please pray that we, as a society, may be able to better protect those who are survivors of sexual assault.
And please pray for justice for their attackers, but most of all, for their contrition and conversion.
Also, please also pray for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

6/28 Feast Day of St. Irenaeus

S_St IrenaeusSt. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

Quite rightly we sing in the Gloria in excelsis: “We praise you, we bless you . . . we give you thanks for your great glory.” These statements can be applied in a special way to the action of the Holy Spirit, who, in the First Letter of Peter, is called “the spirit of glory” (1 Peter 4:14). This is a glory which is pure gratuitousness: It does not consist of taking or receiving, but only of giving. In giving us His Spirit, who is the source of life, the Father manifests His glory, making it visible in our lives. In this regard, St. Irenaeus says that “the glory of God is the living man” (Adv. Haer. IV, 20, 7).

***

Book of Heaven
7/14/28 – Vol. 24

How one who lives in the Divine Will forms her little seas within God Himself.  How the Divine Will is light and It looks for light, and how all evils become lost before Its light.  Prodigy of the Fiat.

I feel myself completely in the Divine Fiat, and my adorable Jesus showed before my mind an interminable Sea of light; and within this Sea one could see many other little seas, little rivers, formed in the same Sea.  It was beautiful, delightful, enchanting, to see these little seas formed very often within the Divine Sea—some smaller, some a little larger.  It seemed to me as when, possibly, we are in the sea and, as we dive into it, the water divides, and forming a circle around us, it gives us the place in order to be able to stay in the sea, in such a way that one can see many people in it, who are not seas, because the sea does not have the virtue of converting us into water, while Our God has the virtue of converting us into His very Light, and in spite of this, one can see that a human will has gone to dive into the Divine Sea to take its place in It, and according to its much or little operating, it forms a small or a larger little sea within the Divine Sea.

Now, while I was delighting in watching a scene so beautiful and enrapturing, my sweet Jesus told me:  “My daughter, these little seas and rivers that you see in the Eternal Sea of the Divine Majesty are of those who operate in the Divine Will.  The Creator gives and forms the place within His own Sea for those who want to live in the Fiat; He admits them into His house and lets them form their own properties.  And while forming their own, they enjoy all the goods of the interminable Sea of the Supreme Being, who gives wide freedom to these children of His to expand their own little seas within His very Sea, as much as they can.

“In this Sea there are the little seas of My Humanity and those of the Sovereign Queen of Heaven, and there will also be those of the ones who will live in My Will.  None of their acts will be done outside of this Divine Sea, and this will be the greatest Glory of God and the greatest honor for the children of my Divine Fiat.”…

6/27 Feast Day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

(Click on above image for some information about this Feast Day)

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke Thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on Thee, for, in all my needs, in all my temptations I shall never cease to call on Thee, ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary, Mary.

O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion fill my soul when I pronounce thy sacred name, or even only think of Thee. I thank God for having given thee, for my good, so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely pronouncing thy name: let my love for thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.

***

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

1. Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, at thy feet a wretched 
sinner, who has recourse to thee and trusts in thee. O Mother of 
mercy, have pity on me; I hear all men call thee the refuge and 
hope of sinners: be therefore my refuge and my hope. Help me for 
the love of Jesus Christ: hold out thy hand to a fallen wretch, 
who commends himself to thee and dedicates himself to be thy 
servant forever. I praise and thank God, who of His great mercy 
hath given me this confidence in thee, a sure pledge of my eternal 
salvation. Alas, it is only too true that in the past I have 
fallen miserably, because I did not come to thee. I know that with 
thy help I shall conquer; I know that thou wilt help me, if I 
commend myself to thee; but I am fearful lest in the occasions of 
sin I shall forget to call upon thee and so I shall be lost. This 
grace, then, do I ask of thee; for this I implore thee, as much as 
I can and know how to do; namely, that in the assaults of hell I 
may ever run to thy protection and may say to thee: Mary, help me; 
Mother of Perpetual Help, permit me not to lose my God.

Hail Mary, three times.

2. O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant me ever to be able to call 
upon thy powerful name, since thy name is the help of the living 
and the salvation of the dying. Ah, Mary most pure, Mary most 
sweet, grant that thy name from this day forth may be to me the 
very breath of life. Dear Lady, delay not to come to my assistance 
whenever I call upon thee; for in all the temptations that assail 
me, in all the necessities that befall me, I will never leave off 
calling upon thee, ever repeating: Mary, Mary. What comfort, what 
sweetness, what confidence, what tenderness fills my soul at the 
sound of thy name, at the very thought of thee! I give thanks to 
our Lord, who for my sake hath given thee a name so sweet, so 
lovable, so mighty. But I am not content merely to speak thy name; 
I would utter it for very love of thee; it is my desire that love 
should ever remind me to name thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.

Hail Mary, three times.

3. O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou art the dispenser of every 
grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that 
He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou 
mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the 
most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; 
come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee. In 
thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. 
Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy 
protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I 
shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their 
pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier 
than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is 
appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my 
own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I 
shall be lost. My dear Lady, obtain for me the forgiveness of my 
sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have 
recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help.

Hail Mary, three times.

-------------------------------------------------------

   Provided courtesy of:

        Eternal Word Television Network
        
-------------------------------------------------------

6/25 Feast Day of the Maternity of Mary (431), and Our Lady Queen of Peace (1981)

Maternity of Mary

Book of Heaven Volume 33; February 4, 1934

Love of God hidden in the Virgin.  The Divine Paternity gives Her (Our Lady) the Divine Maternity and generates the human generations in Her as Her children.  How the Divine Immensity renders all His Works inseparable.

            My abandonment in the Divine Volition continues, and finding everything that had been done in It, the little atom of my soul goes around, and around again in order to also give my little ‘I love You’ for everything that It had done in the round of Eternity for the Love of all creatures.

            And my beloved Jesus stopped me in the waves of Interminable Love of the Conception of my Celestial Mama, and all goodness He told me:  “Little daughter of My Volition, your ‘I love You,’ for however little, wounds Our Love, and from those wounds that it makes Us, it gives Us the occasion of making Our Hidden Love come forth and of making it Revealer of Our Intimate Secrets and of how much We have Loved the creatures.  Now you must know that We Loved all mankind, but We were constrained to keep hidden in Our Divine Being all the Immense Ardor of Our Love, because We did not find in them either the Beauty that enraptured Our Love, or Love that, wounding Us, would make Our Love come out in order to inundate them so as to make itself known, to Love them and make itself Loved.  Rather, they were so absorbed in the lethargy of faults as to make Us horrified only to look at them.

            “But Our Love burned; We Loved them, and We wanted to make Our Love reach everyone.  How to do it?  We must use a great invention of Our Love in order to reach this, and here is how:  We called to Life the little, tiny Virgin Mary and Creating Her All Pure, All Holy, All Beautiful, All Love, without original sin, and making Our own Divine Will Conceived together with Her so that between Her and Us there would be free access, Perennial and inseparable Union.

            “Now the Celestial Queen enraptured Us with Her Beauty, and Our Love ran, it ran.  With Her Love She wounded Us, and Our Love, overflowing, hid itself in Her.  And looking through Her Beauty and with Her Love for all creatures, Our Love poured itself out and Loved all creatures with hidden Love in this Celestial Queen.  In fact, We Loved everyone in Her.  Through Her Beauty they did not seem ugly to Us anymore.  Our (God’s) Love was no longer restricted within Us, but diffused into the Heart of a Creature so holy, that communicating Our Divine Paternity to Her (Blessed Mother), and Loving everyone in Her, She acquired the Divine Maternity in order to be able to Love everyone as Her children, offspring of Her Celestial Father.  As She felt that We Loved all creatures in Her, so She felt that Our Love formed the New Generation of all mankind in Her Maternal Heart.  Can one give greater invention of love, stratagems more loving, then Our Paternal Goodness in order to Love creatures, and even those who offend Us?  To elect from this same lot a creature, to form Her as Beautiful as We can, such that Our Love would not find an obstacle in order to be able to Love everyone in Her and to make Her Love everyone?  In this Celestial Queen everyone can find Our Love hidden in Her.  Even more because possessing Our Divine Will, She commanded Us to make Us Love everyone.  And We, with Our Sweet Empire, commanded Her to be the most Loving Mother of all.

            “True Love does not know how to be without Loving, and It uses all the arts, It takes the occasion of the littlest things as well as the greatest in order to Love.  Our Love now hides Itself, now it Reveals Itself; now directly, and now in an indirect way, in order to make known that We animate with Incessant Love She who We brought forth from the depth of Our Love.  Greater Gift We could not give to all the generations, than giving them this Incomparable Creature as Mother of All and as Bearer of Our Love hidden in Her so as to feed it to all Her children.”

            After this I continued to think about the Divine Will.  The thought that My Celestial Mama possessed in Her Maternal Heart the hidden Love with which My Creator Loved me, filled me with joy.  And to think that I was looked at by God from within my dear Celestial Mother—through Her Sanctity and with Her enrapturing Beauty.  O! how happy I felt, and all trusting, because I would not be Loved and looked at by myself anymore, but Loved and looked at together with my Mama.  Ah! She, in order to make me Loved even more by my Jesus, will cover me with Her Virtues, She will dress me with Her Beauty, and She will hide my miseries and my weaknesses.

            But a thought wanted to afflict my joy—that Our Lord did this as long as the Queen of Heaven lived on earth, but when He brought Her to Himself in Heaven, this invention of Divine Love ended.

            And my sweet Jesus, returning, added:  “My blessed daughter, Our Works always continue and are inseparable from Us such that Our Hidden Love continues in the Queen of Heaven, and it will always continue.  It would not be to Operate as God if all that We did could separate from Us and not have Perennial Life.  Therefore We Love, We pour Ourselves out over creatures.  It seems that Our Love departs from Us, but no, it departs and it remains with Us.  And the Love that pours itself over creatures is inseparable from Us and renders inseparable She who has received Our Love, such that all Our Works—Heaven and earth, creatures who come forth to the light of day—it seems that they depart from Us, but no, they are all inseparable from Us.  And this is in virtue of Our Immensity that envelops everything; there is no place where It is not found, and It renders everything that We do inseparable.  Therefore neither can Our Works be separated from Us, nor We from them.  One can say that they form a single body for Us, and Our Immensity and Power is like the circulation of the blood that maintains Life for everything and everyone.  At the most there can be works distinct from one another, but separable—never.”

            So I, in hearing this, marveling to myself said:  “And yet, my Love, there are the reprobates already separated from You; they too are works come forth from You, how is it, therefore, that they do not pertain to You anymore?”

            And Jesus:  “You are mistaken, My daughter; they do not pertain to Me by way of Love, but by way of Justice.  My Immensity that envelops them has Its Power over them, and if they did not pertain to Me, My punitive Justice would not have what to punish, because as things would not pertain to Me, at that instant they lose life.  But if this life exists, there is One who Conserves it and who Justly punishes him.  Therefore, in Heaven the Sovereign Lady still possesses Our Hidden Love toward each creature, rather, it is Her Greatest Triumph and Contentment that She feels all creatures Loved by Her Creator in Her Maternal Heart.  And She, acting as True Mother, how many times She hides them from Me in Her Love in order to make them Loved, in Her Sorrows in order make them forgiven, in Her Prayers in order to make Greater Graces be given them.  Ah! She is the covering who knows how to cover and excuse Her children before the Throne of Our Majesty.  Therefore let yourself be covered by your Celestial Mama who will think about the needs of Her daughter.”

***

Our Lady, Queen of Peace

The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will Day Nine

The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will is constituted by God Celestial Peacemaker and Bond of Peace between Creator and Creature.

 The soul to her Celestial Queen:

Sovereign Lady and my Dearest Mama, I see that You call me as You feel the Ardor of the Love that Burns in Your Heart, because You want to narrate to me what You did for Your daughter in the Kingdom of the Divine Will. How Beautiful it is to see You direct Your Steps toward Your Creator; and as They hear the treading of Your feet, They look at You and feel wounded by the Purity of Your Gazes; and They await You in order to be Spectators of Your Innocent Smile, to Smile at You, and to Amuse Themselves with You. O please! Holy Mama, in Your Joys, in Your Chaste Smiles with Your Creator, do not forget Your daughter who lives in the exile, who is so much in need, and whose will, peeping out, would often want to overwhelm me, to snatch me from the Kingdom of the Divine Will.

 

Lesson of the Queen of Heaven:

Daughter of My Maternal Heart, do not fear, I will never forget you. On the contrary, if you always do the Divine Will and Live in Its Kingdom, we will be Inseparable, I will always carry you clasped in My hand, to lead you and be your Guide, in order to teach you how to Live in the Supreme Fiat. Therefore, banish fear; in It, everything is Peace and Security. The human will is the disturber of souls, and puts in danger the Most Beautiful Works, the Holiest Things. Everything is unsafe in it: Sanctity, Virtues, and even the Salvation of the soul are in danger; and the characteristic of one who lives of human will is volubility. Who could ever trust one who lets herself be dominated by the human will? No one neither God, no man. She looks like those empty reeds that turn at every blow of wind. Therefore, dearest daughter of Mine, if a blow of wind wants to render you inconstant, plunge yourself into the Sea of the Divine Will, and come to hide on the lap of Your Mama, that I may defend you from the wind of the human will; and holding you tightly in My arms, I may render you Firm and Confident along the path of Its Divine Kingdom.

Now, my daughter, follow Me before the Supreme Majesty, and listen to Me. With My rapid flights, I would reach Their Divine Arms, and upon arriving, I would feel Their Overflowing Love which, like Mighty Waves, covered Me with Their Love. O! How Beautiful it is to be Loved by God. In this Love one feels Happiness, Sanctity, Infinite Joys, and one feels so Embellished, that God Himself feels Enraptured by the Striking Beauty He infuses in the creature in Loving her.

I wanted to imitate Them, and, though little, I did not want to remain behind Their Love. So, from the Waves of Love They had given Me, I would form My waves, in order to cover My Creator with My Love. In doing this, I would smile, because I knew that My love could never cover the Immensity of Their Love. But in spite of this, I would try, and My innocent smile would arise on My lips. The Supreme Being would Smile at my smile, and make Feast and Amuse Himself with My littleness.

Now, in the middle of Our Loving Stratagems, I remembered the painful state of My human family upon earth, for I too was of their offspring—and how I grieved and prayed that the Eternal Word would descend and put a Remedy to it. And I would say this with such tenderness as to reach the point of changing smile and feast into crying. The Most High was so moved by My tears, more so, since they were the tears of a little one, that pressing Me to the Divine Bosom They dried My tears and said to Me: “Daughter (Blessed Mother), do not cry, pluck up Courage. Into Your hands We (God) have placed the destiny of mankind; We gave You the Mandate, and now, to console You more, We make of You the Peacemaker between Us and the human family. So, to You it is given to reconcile us. The Power of Our Will that Reigns in You compels Us to give the Kiss of Peace to poor humanity, decayed and unsafe.”

Who can tell you, My daughter, what My Heart felt at this Divine Condescension? My Love was so Great that I felt faint and, in delirium, I was restless, looking for more Love as relief for My Love.

Now a word to you, My daughter. If you listen to Me by banishing your will and giving the Royal Place to the Divine Fiat, you too will be Loved with Striking Love by your Creator; you will be His Smile, you will put Him in Feast, and you will be Bond of Peace between the world and God.

 The soul:

Beautiful Mama, help your daughter. You Yourself, place me into the Sea of the Divine Will, and cover me with the Waves of the Eternal Love, that I may see and hear nothing but Divine Will and Love.

 Little Sacrifice:

Today, to honor Me, you will ask Me for all of My Acts, and will enclose them in your heart, so that you may feel the Strength of the Divine Will that Reigned in Me. And then you will offer them to the Most High, to thank Him for all the Offices He gave Me in order to save the creatures.

Ejaculatory Prayer:

Queen of Peace, make the Divine Will give me Its Kiss of Peace.