4/23 HAPPY 153rd BIRTHDAY LUISA!

Happy 153rd Birthday Luisa in the Most Holy Divine WILL!!!


Luisa was born on April 23, 1865, the Sunday after Easter (now Celebrated as Mercy Sunday) and was Baptized that same day. Her father – a few hours after her birth – wrapped her in a blanket and carried her to the parish Church where Holy Baptism was administered to her.

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Font where the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was Baptized

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Note images of St. Faustina and Our Lord in the background
Luisa was born and baptized on the Sunday after Easter
Now the Sunday after Easter is known as Divine Mercy Sunday
As designated by Saint Pope John Paul II

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Divine Mercy Novena

April 23 2018: Archbishop D’Ascenzo’s first visit to Luisa Piccarreta


Archbishop Monsignor Leonardo D’Ascenzo

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On April 23, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, our Archbishop Monsignor Leonardo D’Ascenzo will visit, for the first time, the house of Luisa and will meet the Association Luisa Piccarreta Little Children of the Divine Will.

Our bishop will have the opportunity to know the reality of the sons and daughters of the Divine Will and it would be nice that in some way this visit can be shared also by all the brothers and sisters in Italy and in the world.

For this reason, those who have the opportunity to come to Corato can participate in the Celebration of Holy Mass at 7, 00 pm in the Church of Saint Mary the Greek and at the end take part in the meeting with the Archbishop.

However, for those who, can’t be present we ask to participate the same, first of all with the prayer and also with a photo or a video that you can send to the Association. Then they will merge into a video that we will show to the Archbishop in the evening of April 23rd.

It is a beautiful gesture to make him feel the presence of the great family of the children of the Divine Will in the world.

You can send your photos or videos to the email address of the association: info@luisapiccarretaofficial.org or pia.ass.luisalasanta@libero.it.

We look forward to meeting lots of youI

Fiat!

Associazione Luisa Piccarreta

4/22 Begin Novena to St. Joseph 4/22-5/1

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Dear Saint Joseph, you be my Protector, the Custodian of my heart, and you keep the keys of my human will in your hands.

Dear Saint Joseph, you will keep my heart jealously, and will never give it to me again, that I may be sure never to go out of the Most Holy Will of God.

We ask this in the Name of Jesus, under the Blue Mantle of Mary Our Mother and through the intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the little daughter of the Divine Will,

Amen

Miss Eugenia Carvelli was one of the lucky people who knew the Little Daughter of the Divine Will, Luisa Piccarreta.


Miss Eugenia Carvelli

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Miss Eugenia Carvelli died on April 13th at the age of 93. She was one of the lucky people who knew the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Eugenia was born in Catanzaro on 10 March 1925. She was the last of six siblings, and lost both her parents at the age of three. The children, left orphans, were entrusted to a different orphanage. Providence brought Eugenia to the Institute of the Sisters of Divine Zeal in which she remained until she reached the age of majority. And it was in this place that her meeting with Luisa originated.

We report, below, some excerpts of an interview that was made with Dr. Marina Labartino and published on Lostradone newspaper in which her memories emerge.

“For the most part, during the summer or on the warm days of spring and autumn, I and the other girls had the task of taking Luisa out in the garden, on the wheelchair, after lunch, during the recreation … Luisa attended the Mass from access to the sacristy sitting on the wheelchair; she lived in a room close to the chapel, and was helped by her sister Angelina and another attendant … .. She spoke very little – Eugenia continued – she always spoke only of the Divine Will “.

In the convent, Eugenia received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Miss Maria Greca Calvi, sister of Don Benedetto accompanied her on the Christian path. In fact, she became Eugenia’s godmother of Confirmation, and promised her that, at the age of majority, she and Don Benedetto would welcome her into their home as a niece. And so it happens. At the age of 21, Eugenia left the orphanage and went to live with them; she was joined to them by a deep bond, and when she spoke to them she affectionately called them “Uncle Benedetto” and “Aunt Maria Greca”.

After her transfer to Calvi family’s house, Eugenia went with Maria Greca to visit Luisa in her house in Via Maddalena, every afternoon and spent time with her for about an hour. ” We often talked with her sister Angelina in the other room, because there were always so many people in Luisa’s that we preferred to move or leave … Luisa had a good word for everybody, a word of hope. Most people who went to her, suffered from some disorder or illness, or worried about some family members. Luisa told them to entrust themselves to the Divine Will, that the strength to bear everything would come from God. Also the foreigners who came from anywhere were so many, they came even from America “.

Eugenia reported that she often saw Luisa with a booklet in her hand while writing. “When it happened, Aunt Maria Greca and I, we immediately moved to the next room so as not to disturb.” She also remembered the molten iron bowl near the bed where Luisa vomited all her food: “Luisa ate very little, more liquid things, but after an hour she vomited everything. She was unable to throw up only the Eucharist”.

The thing that fascinated her most was the fact that Luisa never complained, that she was always sitting, in the same position for years, yet she had no sores, as it happens to people who are bedridden  for a long time.

Eugenia remembered vividly also the day of Luisa’s funeral: We were called immediately. Aunt Maria Greca and I, we ran to help dress her. As her body was soft and flexible,  we also tried to stretch it on the bed, holding it firm, but, as we loosened the grasp, the body lifted up again and restored the original position that it had held for so many years. Each of our operations aimed at lying down was vain. As Luisa remained in a sitting position when she was  alive, so she remained even after death. So, a coffin especially for her was built. “

Even the memories of the exhumation of Luisa’s body in 1963 were still shining: “Aunt Maria Greca and I, we cleaned the bones, one by one, with pieces soaked in alcohol. A few tiny fragments and the shirt that was worn by Luisa was cut into strips and given to those who wanted a memory of her. Together with some dressmakers devoted to Luisa, we made many small cardboard hearts covered with white silk. Inside, between the two cardboard hearts, we inserted the relics: some shreds of cloth or crumbs of bones. Nothing was lost or thrown away. During Mass celebrated by Uncle Benedetto in Santa Maria Greca,  there were so many foreigners. Then what remained of Luisa’s body was buried in a grave placed on one side of the Church of Santa Maria Greca “.

It is always nice to read or listen to testimonies of people who knew Luisa, because they also allow us to have a direct encounter with her humanity.

Fiat!

It is adapted from an article by Marina Labartino – “Lostradone” newspaper  – March 2017

Antonella

4/19 Anniversary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI being elected Pope


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Papacy Began April 19, 2005
Pope Emeritus Effective February 28, 2013

 

Volume 5; February 23, 1903
Men do not want Jesus Christ as their head.  The Church will always be Church.

As I was outside of myself, I found myself near a garden that seemed to be the Church.  Near it there seemed to be people plotting an attack against the Church and the Pope, and in their midst there was Our Lord, Crucified, but without a Head.  Who can say the pity, the horror – to see His Most Holy Body in that state!  I comprehended how men do not want Jesus Christ as their Head, and since the Church represents Him on this earth, they try to destroy what stands in His place.

Then I found myself in another place in which I found other people who were asking me:  “What do you say about the Church?”  And I, feeling a Light within my mind, said:  “The Church will always be Church.  At the most, She might be washed in Her own blood, but this bath will render Her more Beautiful and Glorious.”  On hearing this, they said:  “This is false – let us call on our god and see what he says.”  So a man came out who surpassed everyone in height, with a crown on his head, and he said:  “The Church will be destroyed, there will be no more public services – at the most, some hidden ones; and the Madonna will no longer be recognized.” On hearing this, I said:  “And who are you to dare to say this?  Aren’t you perhaps that serpent condemned by God to crawl on the earth?  And now you are so daring as to make yourself believed a king, deceiving the people?  I command you to let yourself be known for what you are.”  While I was saying this, from tall he became very, very short; he assumed the shape of a serpent, and making a flash, he plunged himself down deep.  Then I found myself inside myself.

 

 

 

 

4/16 – A Very Blessed and Happy 91tst Birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Born April 16, 1927

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s words to people gathered at Castel Gandolfo:

“I am no longer the Pope but I am still in the church.
I’m just a pilgrim who is starting the last part of his pilgrimage on this earth.” 

 

Letter #46 of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.

In Voluntate Dei!

Most esteemed one in the Lord,

I assure you my poor prayers.  Have great confidence, which conquers God, Who surrenders to your needs.  Offer some Holy Masses to plead for what you want.  Then put everything with filial abandonment into the hands of God and of the Queen – They, who love us so much and want to be loved.  All that will happen will be always the best for you and for poor Jesus.  Crosses make us be reborn to a new life of sanctity and of Grace; therefore the crosses which are borne with true resignation make us like Jesus and are our rebirths in good, in Love and in the Divine Volition, which wants to be our life.  So, let us make everything flow in the Holy Will, if we want It to perform Its prodigies of love in our soul…

I commend myself to your prayers, and from the heart I will do it for you.  And sending you the greeting of the Divine Volition, that may bring peace to you and balm to your pains, I say,

most affectionately yours,

the little daughter of the Divine Will

4/14 Today begins the Novena for the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta’s birthday.

NOVENA in honor of  LUISA PICCARRETA’S  birthday April 23rd

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Baptismal Font were Luisa Piccarreta was Baptized on April 23, 1865

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The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was born in Corato in the Province of Bari, on April 23,1865 and died there in the odor of sanctity on March 4, 1947.
Luisa was born on the Sunday after Easter and was baptized that same day. Her father – a few hours after her birth – wrapped her in a blanket and carried her to the parish church where holy Baptism was administered to her.

Nine Day Novena
For the Gift of Living In the Divine Will
one with Luisa, the little daughter of the Divine Will
From April 14 to April 23 – Birthday of Luisa
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The Command Prayer

(recite after each days prayer)

Abba Father, In the Name of Jesus, in the Unity and Power of the Holy Spirit, Under the Mantle of Mary, with all the Angels and Saints, through the Intercession ofThe Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command, that all be accomplished and completed in Your Most Holy Divine Will. Fiat! Amen!

 

Day 1

The Mystical Marriage –  “The longed for day finally arrived, after not a little suffering. …He drew near me, took my heart in His hands,…He dusted it, and then He gave it back to me. Then He took a garment of immense beauty, …and He clothed me with that garment. …He bejeweled my ears. Then He adorned my neck and my arms, and surrounded my forehead with a crown of immense value,…Now, while He was crowning my forehead, Jesus told me: “Most sweet spouse, I place this crown upon you so that nothing may be missing in order to make you 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.” (V1)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 2

“Sometimes, carrying me with Him, He (Jesus) would take me (Luisa) to Paradise… I will just say that sometimes, while finding myself in that Blessed Fatherland, I would be strolling together with Jesus in the midst of the Choirs of Angels and the Saints; and since I was newly-espoused, all the Blessed would unite together to participate in the joys of our marriage. …Jesus would show me to the Saints, saying to them: “See this soul – she is a Triumph of My Love; My Love has surpassed everything in her.”

Other times, then, He would make me stay at the place which was going to be mine, and He would say to me: “Here is your place – no one can take it away from you.” (V1)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 3

“While I am outside of myself, my Adorable Jesus continues to show me my heart inside of His – but so transformed, that I can no longer recognize which one is mine and which one is Jesus’. …I seemed to see my Beloved Jesus occupied with preparing the place in which He was to put the heart, perfuming it and bejeweling it with many different flowers. And while He was doing this, He told me: “My beloved, since you must live from My Heart, it is appropriate for you to undertake a more perfect way of living. Therefore, from you I want:

  1. Perfect conformity to My Will, because you will only be able to love Me perfectly if you love Me with My own Will.
  2. Profound humility, placing yourself, in front of Me and of creatures, as the last among all.”  (…)  (V4 – 11.20.00)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 4

  1. Purity in everything, because any slightest fault against purity, both in loving and in operating, is reflected all in the heart, and it remains stained. …if all your works, thoughts and words, heartbeats and affections, desires and inclinations, are adorned with the celestial dew of purity, you will weave a sweet enchantment, not only for the human eye, but for the Whole of Heaven.
  2. Obedience, which must be connected with My Will, because if this virtue regards the superiors I have given you on earth, My Will is obedience which regards Me directly; …However, both of them have the same value, and one cannot be without the other; therefore you must love both one and the other in the same way.”

“Know that from now on you will live with My Heart, and you must see things the way My Heart does, that I may find My satisfactions in you. Therefore be careful, for this is no longer your heart, but Mine.”   (V4 – 11.20.00)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 5

“…See, in order to make the creature ascend again into the Firmness, into the Perennial Good, into the unshakeability of My Will, I want to Establish My Kingdom in their midst. See then, in what point I have placed you—in the Firmness and unshakeability of the Fiat, so as to allow you to lay this Kingdom of Mine within It. And just as My Will Triumphs of everything with Its Firmness, so will you Triumph of everything with Its Firmness and in the unshakeability of Its Acts, and you will reorder the Divine Order between the two wills—the Divine Will shall be reintegrated in Its Glory, and the human will shall place itself again in the order established by God.”   (V20 – 1.13.27)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 6

‘Tell me, my Life, who is my Family? What is my dowry and Yours?’ And smiling, He continued: “Your family is the Trinity. Don’t you remember that in the first years of bed I took you to Heaven and we Celebrated our Union before the Most Holy Trinity…We, the Three Divine Persons, Descended from Heaven, took Possession of your heart, and formed Our Perpetual Residence in it. We took the reins of your intelligence, of your heart, and of all of yourself; and everything you did was an Outpouring of Our Creative Will over you, and the Confirmation that your will was animated by an Eternal Will.  (V13 – 12.5.21)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 7

(…) “My daughter, courage, let Me finish to manifest to you all that is necessary, regarding the Kingdom of My Will, so that nothing may be missing in order to form It in the midst of the human family.  …Its full Triumph you will see from Heaven.  …We will do It together, My daughter.  Your pains, your long sacrifices, your incessant prayers that My Kingdom may come soon, and My Manifestations about It – I will Unite everything together with Me and will form the foundations.  Once I have completed everything, I will Entrust My Kingdom to My ministers, so that, like second Apostles of the Kingdom My Will, they may be the criers of It.  (V20 – 11.6.26)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 8

“Live always in your precious Inheritance, that was given to you with so much Love.  It is yours—It will always be yours, inseparable from you; nor will I ever permit that My little daughter not feel the heartbeat of My Light, the breath of My balsamic Air, the Life of My Divine Will.”

(…)“Now, My daughter, one who lives in My Divine Will possesses the rights of her creation, and therefore, more than sun, she lives in the Unity of her Creator; she is the reproducer of the effects of the Divine Unity.  In this Unity she gathers everything, embraces everyone, warms everyone, and with the breath of the Divine Unity she produces in the hearts of creatures all the effects that are present in the Kingdom of Grace…” (V27 – 11.14.29)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Day 9

“One who lives in My Will is the True Sun, that is such that apparently one sees nothing but light and feels nothing but heat, but how many goods are there not inside that light and heat?  How many effects?  The life and the goods of the earth are enclosed inside that light and heat.  In the same way, with one who Lives in My Divine Fiat, apparently one sees a creature, but inside there is a Divine Will that sustains everything—Heaven and earth, and does not want to keep inactive she who possesses such a great good.” (V27 – 11.14.29)

PrayerLord, may Your Kingdom Come.  O Please!  Let it be Known, Loved and Possessed by the human Generations.

 

Saturday April 23, 2017

Luisa’s Birthday

V3 – April 23, 1900 – This morning, finding myself outside of myself, I saw my sweet Jesus suffering very much, and I prayed Him to share His pains with me; and He said to me:  “You too suffer.  Rather, I will take your place and You will do for me the office of a nurse.”  So it seemed that Jesus placed Himself in my bed, and I, beside Him, began to check His head, removing the thorns which were driven into it one by one.  Then I moved on to His body and I visited all His wounds; I dried up the blood, I kissed them, but I had nothing with which to salve them so as to mitigate the spasm, when I saw that oil was coming out from me.  I took it and I salved the wounds of Jesus, but with some concern, as I did not understand what the meaning was of that oil coming out from me.

But blessed Jesus made me understand that resignation to the Divine Will is oil which, while salving and mitigating our pains, salves and mitigates the spasm of the wounds of Jesus at the same time.  Then, after performing this office for my dear Jesus for quite some time, He disappeared and I came back into myself.

Prayer – Lord, we pray that Your Eternal Fiat be Known, and just as it Reigns Triumphantly in Heaven, it may Come to Reign Triumphantly in the Midst of Creatures. We also pray that we may be anointed and salved with the Oil from Luisa so that we may all be Resigned to the Most Holy Divine Will.  Fiat!  Amen.