12/8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Preparation for Holy Christmas
The Nine Excesses of Love in the Incarnation of the Word

 

Maria Bambina

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
(Volume and date for various selections noted at beginning of each Chapter)

The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

12/8/22 – Vol. 15

On the Immaculate Conception. 

I write to obey, and I offer everything to my sweet Jesus, uniting myself to the sacrifice of His obedience in order to obtain the grace and the strength to do it as He wants.  And now, oh! my Jesus, give me your holy hand and the light of your Intelligence, and write together with me.

I was thinking about the great portent of the Immaculate Conception of my Queen and Celestial Mama, and in my interior I heard Him say:  “My daughter (Luisa), the Immaculate Conception of My (Jesus’s) beloved Mama was prodigious and all marvelous; so much so, that Heaven and earth were astonished and made feast.  All Three Divine Persons competed among Themselves:  the Father poured out an immense sea of power; I, the Son, poured out an infinite sea of wisdom, and the Holy Spirit, an immense sea of eternal love, which, merging into one, formed one single sea; and in the middle of this sea the conception of this Virgin was formed, chosen among the chosen.  So, the Divinity administered the substance of this conception, and this sea was not only the center of life of this admirable and singular creature, but it remained around Her – not only to keep Her defended from anything which might shadow Her, but to give Her, in every instant, new beauties, new graces, power, wisdom, love, privileges, etc.  So, Her little nature was conceived in the center of this sea, and was formed and grew under the influence of these divine waves; so much so, that as soon as this noble and singular creature was formed, the Divinity did not want to wait as It usually does with other creatures – It wanted Her embraces, the return of Her love, Her kisses, and to enjoy Her innocent smiles.  Therefore, as soon as Her conception was formed, I gave Her the use of reason, I endowed Her with all sciences, I made Her aware of Our joys and Our sorrows with regard to Creation.  Even from the maternal womb, She would come to Heaven, at the foot of Our Throne, to give Us Her embraces, the return of Her love, Her tender kisses; and throwing Herself into Our arms, She would smile at Us with such delight of gratitude and thanksgiving as to snatch Our smiles.  Oh! how beautiful it was to see this innocent and privileged creature, enriched with all the divine qualities, coming into Our midst, all love, all trust, without fear.  In fact, sin alone is what puts distance between Creator and creature, breaking love, dissolving trust, and striking fear.  So, She would come into Our midst as Queen who, with Her love, given by Us, would dominate Us, enrapture Us, put Us in feast, and capture yet more love.  And We would let Her do it, enjoying the love that enraptured Us, and constituting Her Queen of Heaven and earth.

Heaven and earth exulted and made feast together with Us, having their Queen after so many centuries.  The sun smiled in its light, and considered itself fortunate in having to serve its Queen by giving Her light.  The heavens, the stars, and the whole universe smiled with joy and made feast, because they were to delight their Queen, showing Her the harmony of the spheres and of their beauty.  The plants smiled, which were to nourish their Queen; and the earth too, smiled and felt ennobled in having to provide the residence for its Empress and to be trodden by Her steps.  Only hell cried and felt itself losing strength because of the dominion of this Sovereign Lady.

But do you know what was the first act which this Celestial Creature (the Blessed Virgin Mary) did when She found Herself before Our (God’s) throne for the first time?  She recognized that all the evil of man had been the split between his will and That of his Creator; She trembled, and with no delay She bound Her will to the foot of my throne, without even wanting to know it And my Will bound Itself to Her and constituted Itself the center of Her life, so much so, that all currents, all relations, all communications opened between Her and Us, and there was no secret which We did not entrust to Her.  This, indeed, was the most beautiful, the greatest, the most heroic act She did – to lay down Her will at Our feet; an act which made Us, as though enraptured, constitute Her Queen of all.  Do you see, then, what it means to bind oneself to my Will and to not know one’s own?

The second act was to offer Herself for any sacrifice for love of Us.  The third, to render Us the honor and the glory of the whole Creation, which man had taken away from Us by doing his own will.  And even from the maternal womb She cried for love of Us, in seeing Us offended; and She cried with sorrow over guilty man.  Oh! how these innocent tears moved Us, and hastened the longed for Redemption!  This Queen dominated Us, bound Us, and snatched infinite graces from Us.  She made Us incline so much toward mankind, that We could not resist, nor did We know how to resist Her repeated petitions.  But whence came to Her so much power, and so much influence over the very Divinity?  Ah! you have understood:  it was the power of Our Will acting in Her, which, while dominating Her, rendered Her dominator of God Himself.  And besides, how could We resist so innocent a creature, possessed by the power and sanctity of Our Will?  It would be as though resisting Ourselves.  We could see Our divine qualities in Her.  The reflections of Our sanctity, the reflections of the divine ways, of Our love, of Our power, etc., poured over Her like waves; as well as Our Will, which was Her center, drawing all the reflections of Our divine qualities, and making Itself crown and defense of the Divinity dwelling within Her.  If this Immaculate Virgin had not had the Divine Will as center of life, all the other prerogatives and privileges with which We so enriched Her would have been, in comparison, an absolute nothing.  This is what confirmed and preserved for Her so many privileges; even more, It multiplied new ones in every instant.

Here, then, is the reason why We (God) constituted Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary) Queen of all; because when We operate, We do it with reason, wisdom and justice:  She never gave life to Her human will, but Our Will was always intact in Her.  How could We say to another creature:  ‘You are Queen of the heavens, of the sun, of the stars, etc.’, if instead of having Our Will as dominion, she were dominated by her human will?  All of the elements, the heavens, the sun, the earth, would have withdrawn from the regime and dominion of this creature.  All would have cried out in their mute language:  ‘We do not want her, we are superior to her, because we have never withdrawn from your eternal Volition – as You created us, so we are’.  So would the sun have cried out with its light, the stars with their glittering, the sea with its waves, and everything else.  On the contrary, as soon as they all felt the dominion of this excelling Virgin who, almost as their sister, never wanted to know Her own will, but only That of God, not only did they make feast, but they felt honored to have their Queen, and they ran around Her to form Her cortege and to pay obsequies to Her – the moon, by placing itself as footstool at Her feet; the stars as crown, the sun as diadem, the Angels as servants, and men as though in waiting.  Everyone – everyone paid Her honor and rendered their obsequies to Her.  There is no honor and glory which cannot be given to our Will – whether acting within Us, in Its own center, or dwelling in the creature.

But do you know what was the first act which this noble Queen did when, coming out of the maternal womb, She opened Her eyes to the light of this low world?  As She was born, the Angels sang lullabies to the Celestial Baby, and She remained enraptured; Her beautiful soul went out of Her little body, accompanied by angelic cohorts, and went around Heaven and earth, gathering all the love that God had spread throughout the whole Creation; and penetrating into Heaven, She came to the foot of Our throne, offered Us the return of the love of all Creation, and pronounced Her first ‘thank You’ in the name of all.  Oh! how happy We felt in hearing the ‘thank You’ of this Little Baby Queen.  And We confirmed in Her all graces, all gifts, such as to make Her surpass all other creatures together.  Then, throwing Herself into Our arms, She delighted with Us, swimming in the sea of all contentments, being embellished with new beauty, with new light and with new love.  She pleaded once again for mankind, praying Us in tears to let the Eternal Word descend in order to save Her brothers.  But as She was doing this, Our Will let Her know that She should descend to the earth, and immediately She left Our contentments and joys, and departed, in order to do… what?  Our Will.  What powerful magnet Our Will was, dwelling on earth in this newborn Queen!  No longer did the earth appear alien to Us; We no longer felt like striking it, making use of Our justice.  We had the power of Our Will which, in this innocent child, blocked Our arms, smiled at Us from the earth, and turned justice into graces and sweet smile; so much so, that unable to resist this sweet enchantment, the Eternal Word hastened His course.  Oh, prodigy of my Divine Will! – to You everything is due, through You everything is accomplished, and there is no greater prodigy than my Will dwelling in the creature.”

12/8/23 – Vol. 16

The Immaculate Conception of the Most Holy Virgin. To be able to conceive the Son of God, She was conceived eternally in the life and in the works, in the sufferings and in the merits of the Incarnate Word.

I was thinking about the Immaculate Conception of my Queen Mama, and after I received Holy Communion, my always adorable Jesus made Himself seen in my interior, as though inside a room filled with light. In this light He was showing all He did during the course of His life. One could see, lined up in order, all His merits, His works, His pains, His wounds, His Blood, and all that the Life of a Man God contained, as though in the act of protecting a Soul, very, very dear to Him from the slightest evil that could possibly shadow Her. I was stupefied in seeing so much attention from Jesus, and He said to me: “To my Little Newborn I want to make known the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, conceived without sin.

First you must know that my Divinity is one single Act; all Its acts concentrate into a single One. This is what it means to be God – the greatest portent of Our Divine Essence: not to be subject to succession of acts. And if to the creature it seems that We now do something, and now something else – it is, rather, that We allow her to know what is within that single Act; and since the creature is incapable of knowing it all at once, We allow her to know it little by little. Now, everything that I, Eternal Word, was to do in my assumed Humanity, formed one act with that single Act contained in my Divinity. Therefore, before this noble Creature (the Blessed Virgin Mary) was conceived, everything that the Eternal Word was to do upon earth already existed; and so, in the act of the conception of this Virgin, all my merits, my pains, my Blood, and all that the Life of a Man God contained, lined up around her Conception. She was conceived in the interminable abysses of my merits, of my Divine Blood, and in the immense sea of my sufferings. By virtue of them, She remained Immaculate, beautiful and pure; since my incalculable merits barred the way to the enemy, he could do no harm to her.

It is fair that the one who was to conceive the Son of a God, had to first be conceived in the works of this God, to be able to have the virtue of conceiving that Word, who was to come to redeem humankind. Therefore, first She was conceived in Me, and then I was conceived in Her. There was nothing left but to make it known to the creatures at the appropriate time, although in the Divinity it was already done. Therefore, the one who most gathered the fruits of Redemption – or rather, who received Its complete fruit – was this excelling Creature. Having been conceived in It, She loved, esteemed and kept as her own, everything that the Son of God did upon earth. Oh, the beauty of this tender little one! She was a prodigy of Grace, a portent of Our Divinity. She grew up as Our own Daughter; She was Our decorum, Our joy, Our honor and Our glory.”

While Jesus was saying this, I was thinking in my mind: ‘It is true that the Queen Mama was conceived in the interminable merits of my Jesus, but her blood, her body, were conceived in the womb of St. Anne, who was not exempt from original sin. So, how can it be that She inherited nothing of the many evils which we all have inherited from the sin of our first father Adam?’

And Jesus: “My daughter, you have not yet understood that all the evil is in the will. It was the will that crushed man – that is, his nature; not nature that crushed the will of man. Nature remained in its place, just as it was created by Me; nothing changed. It was his will that changed, and put itself against nothing less than a Divine Will. This rebellious will crushed his nature, debilitating it, contaminating it, and rendering it slave to most vile passions. It happened as to a container full of fragrances or precious objects: if it is emptied and then filled with rottenness or vile things, does the container perhaps change? The content has changed, but the container is always the same; at the most, it becomes more or less estimable, depending on what it contains. Such was man.

Now, to be conceived in the womb of a creature of the human race did no harm to my Mama, because her soul was immune to every sin. There was no division between her will and the Will of her God. The divine currents found no obstacle or opposition in pouring out into Her; in every instant She was under the pouring rain of new graces. So, with this will and this soul, all holy, all pure, all beautiful, the container of Her body which She received from her mother, remained fragrant, restored, ordered, divinized, in such a way as to be exempt from all the natural troubles by which human nature is invaded. Ah, yes! She was the One who received the seed of the “Fiat Voluntas Tua” on earth as It is in Heaven; and this ennobled Her and restored Her to her origin, as man was created by Us, before he sinned. Even more, it made Her surpass it. It embellished Her even more, through the continuous flows of that FIAT, which has the singular virtue of reproducing images fully similar to the One Who created them. And by virtue of the Divine Will acting in Her, one can say that what God is by nature, She is by Grace. Our Will can do anything and can reach everywhere, when the soul gives Us the freedom to act, and does not interrupt Our work with her own will.”

12/8/24 – Vol. 17

On the Immaculate Conception: how the greatest prodigy was the continuous outpouring of the Divine Will upon Her.

I was thinking about and reflecting on the Immaculate Conception of my Sovereign Queen Mama. The qualities, the beauties and the prodigies of Her Immaculate Conception were pouring into my mind – a prodigy that surpasses all other prodigies made by God in all of creation. Now, while I was thinking of this, I said to myself: ‘Great is the prodigy of the Immaculate Conception, but my Celestial Mama had no trial during her Conception: everything was favorable to Her, both on the part of God and on the part of Her nature, created by God, so happy, so holy, so privileged. So, what was Her heroism and Her trial? If the Angel was not exempted from the test – nor was Adam in Eden – was the queen of all alone to be exempted and not to deserve the most beautiful halo that the trial would place on Her august head of Queen and Mother of the Son of God?’

While I was thinking about this, my adorable Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: My daughte (Luisa) , no one can be acceptable to Me (God) without the test. Had there been no test, I would have had a mother slave, not free; and slavery does not enter Our relations or Our works, nor can it share in Our free love. My Mama had Her first trial from the very first moment of Her conception. As soon as She did Her first act of reason, She knew Her human will on one side, and the Divine Will on the other, and She was left free to adhere to any of those two wills. And without losing one instant, knowing all the intensity of the sacrifice She (the Blessed Virgin Mary) was making, She gave Us (God) Her will, without wanting to know it ever again; and We (God) gave Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary) Ours as gift. And in this exchange of donation of wills on both sides, poured all the qualities, the beauties, the prodigies, the immense seas of grace of the Immaculate Conception of the most privileged of all creatures.

It is always the will that I am used to testing. All sacrifices, even death, which were not directed to Me from the human will, would nauseate Me, and would attract not even a glance of Mine.

But do you want to know what was the greatest prodigy worked by Us in this creature so holy, and the greatest heroism of this creature so beautiful, that no one – no one will ever be able to equal? She began Her life with Our Will, and with Our Will She continued it and fulfilled it. So, one can say that She fulfilled it from the moment She started it, and that She started it there where She fulfilled it; and Our greatest prodigy was that in each one of Her thoughts, words, breaths, heartbeats, movements and steps, Our Will poured upon Her, and She offered Us the heroism of a divine and eternal thought, word, breath, heartbeat, operating in Her. This raised Her so high that what We were by nature, She was by grace. All of Her other qualities, Her privileges, Her very Immaculate Conception, would have been nothing compared to this great prodigy. Even more, this is what confirmed Her and made Her stable and strong during all of Her life. My continuous Will, pouring upon Her, made Her share in the Divine Nature; and Her continuous receiving It, rendered Her strong in love, strong in sorrow – different from everyone. In this Will of Ours operating in Her, She drew the Word upon earth, and the seed of the Divine Fecundity in order to conceive a Man and God without human intervention. And Our Will made Her worthy to be the Mother of Her own Creator.

This is why I keep insisting on the topic of my Will – because my Will maintains the soul beautiful, just as she came out of Our hands, and raises her as the original copy of her Creator. As many great works and sacrifices as one may do, if my Will is not in them, I refuse them, I do not recognize them – it is not food for Me. And the most beautiful works, without my Will, become food for the human will, for self-esteem, and for the greed of the creature.”

12/8/27 – Vol. 23

One who lives in the Divine Will is regenerated by It, and is endowed with Its goods.  The Virgin, little light, became Sun by virtue of the Divine Will.

I was doing my round in the whole Creation, to follow all the acts that the Divine Fiat exercises in It; but while I was doing this, I thought to myself:  “I feel I cannot do without going around in the whole Creation, as if I could not be without making my tiny little visits to the heavens, to the stars, to the sun, to the sea and all created things, as if an electric wire were pulling me into their midst, to sing the praises of the magnificence of so many works, and to praise and love that Divine Will that created them and that holds them tightly as though on the palm of Its Divine hand, to preserve them beautiful and fresh, just as It issued them into the light of the day; and to ask for that very life and dominion that the Divine Fiat has within them, into the midst of creatures.  Why, then, can I not do without?”

But while I was thinking of this, my Beloved Jesus moved in my interior, and told me:  “My daughter, you must know that you were born not once, but twice; the first time like the other creatures, the second time you were regenerated in My Will; and since you are a birth from It, all that belongs to It is yours.  And just as a father and a mother endow their daughter with their own goods, so did My Divine Volition, as It regenerated you, endow you with Its Divine properties.

“So, who does not love, who does not try to be amidst his properties?  Who does not visit them often and form his dwelling in them in order to enjoy them, love them, and never stop singing the glory of the one who endowed him with so many vast properties, that contain so many different beauties?  You would be too ungrateful; to be daughter of My Divine Will and not to have your dwelling within the properties of the One who generated you, would be not to love the One who gave you birth with so much love, and not to recognize the riches of the One who generated you.

“So, this is the reason for the necessity you feel to go around in the whole Creation—because it is your own thing, and the One who generated you calls you with His electric wire of light and of love to enjoy and to love what is His and yours; and He enjoys hearing you repeat your repeated refrains:  ‘May the Kingdom of Your Fiat come upon earth.’”

After this, continuing my round in all the things created by God, I paused when He created the Sovereign Queen—all beautiful, pure and spotless, the new and greatest portent of all Creation.  And my highest Good, Jesus, added:  “My daughter (Luisa), the Immaculate Mary was the little light of the human stock, because the human earth was Her origin; however, She was always Daughter of the Light, because no stain entered into this light.

“But do you know where all Her greatness is; who gave Her sovereignty; who formed seas of light, of sanctity, of grace, of love, of beauty, of power, inside and outside of Her?  My daughter, what is human does not know how to do great things, nor give great things; so, the Celestial Queen would have remained the little light, had She not put Her will as though aside, which was the little light, and had She not let Herself be invested by My Divine Will, dissolving Her little light in It, which is not little light, but endless Sun that, investing Her completely, formed seas of light around Her, of grace, of sanctity, and embellished Her so much as to render Her all beautiful, with all the shades of the Divine Beauties, such as to enamor He who had created Her.

“Her Immaculate Conception, though beautiful and pure, was always little light; it would have had neither the power nor sufficient light to be able to form seas of light and of sanctity, if Our Divine Will had not invested the little light in order to convert it into Sun, and if the little light, which was the will of the Celestial Sovereign Lady, had not contented itself with becoming dissolved in the Sun of the Divine Fiat to let itself be dominated by It.

“This was the great portent—the Kingdom of My Divine Will in Her; with It, everything She did became light.  She nourished Herself with light; nothing came out of Her that was not light, because She had the Sun of My Divine Will in Her power, which was such that She could draw from It as much light as She wanted to draw.  And since the property of the light is to diffuse itself, to dominate, to fecundate, to illuminate, to warm, this is why the height of the Sovereign Queen, with the Sun of My Divine Will that She possessed, diffused Herself in God and, dominating Him, She swayed Him to descend upon earth, She became fecund of the Eternal Word, She illuminated and warmed mankind.

“It can be said that She did everything by virtue of the Kingdom of My Will that She possessed.  All of Her other prerogatives can be called ornaments of this Mother Queen; but the substance of all Her goods, of Her height, beauty, greatness and sovereignty was that She possessed the Kingdom of My Will.  So, it is the lesser that is said about Her, but not a word is spoken of the greater.  This means that they know little or nothing about My Will, therefore they are almost all mute for It.”

12/8/28  – Vol. 25

Why all Creation celebrated the Conception of the Sovereign Queen.  How the Virgin awaits her daughters into Her seas, in order to make of them queens.  The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

I was thinking:  “Why did all Creation exult with joy and celebrate so much the Immaculate Queen in Her Immaculate Conception?”

And my always lovable Jesus, moving in my interior, told me:  “My daughter, do you want to know why?  Because the Divine Will had the beginning of Its life in the celestial tiny little girl, and therefore the beginning of all goods in all creatures.  There is no good that, in My Divine Will, does not begin, descend and ascend into its source.  Therefore, since this celestial little girl (the Blessed Virgin Mary), from Her very Immaculate Conception, began Her life in the Divine Fiat, and since She was from the human stock, with My (God’s) Will She acquired the Divine Life, and with Her humanity She possessed the human origin.  So, She (the Blessed Virgin Mary) had the power to unite the Divine and the human, and She gave to God what man had not given Him and had denied to Him, which was his will; and She gave men the right to be able to ascend to the embraces of Her Creator

“With the power of Our Fiat that She had in Her power, She bound God and men.  So, all Creation—Heaven and earth, and even hell—felt in the Immaculate Conception of this virgin little girl, just newly born in the womb of Her mama, the strength of the order that She was placing in all Creation.  With My Will, She associated Herself with all as their sister, She embraced all, She loved everything and everyone; and all longed for Her, loved Her, and felt honored to adore the Divine Will in this privileged creature.

“How could all Creation not celebrate?  In fact, up until then, man had been the disorder among all created things; no one had had the courage, the heroism, to say to his Creator:  ‘I do not want to know my will—I give it to You as gift; I want Your Divine Will alone as life.’  But this Holy Virgin gave Her will in order to live of the Divine, and therefore all Creation felt the happiness of the order that, through Her, was given back to It; and the heavens, the sun, the sea and everyone, competed among themselves to honor She who, by possessing My Fiat, gave the kiss of the order to all created things.  And My Divine Volition placed in Her hand the scepter of Divine Queen, and surrounded Her forehead with the crown of command, constituting Her Empress of the whole universe.”

Then, I was feeling as though annihilated within myself.  The long privations of my sweet Jesus render me as though lifeless; they have burned the little atom of my existence, that, being continuously exposed to the burning rays of the Sun of the Divine Fiat, feels all humors being dried up within itself; and while it burns, it neither dies, nor is it consumed.  So, I felt not only oppressed, but undone.

And my sweet Jesus, as though wanting to cheer me, making Himself felt in my interior, giving me a kiss, told me:  “My daughter, courage, do not lose heart.  On the contrary, I want you to enjoy your happy fortune—that My Divine Will, investing you and darting through you, takes away from you all human humors, giving you, in exchange, humors of Divine Light.  Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception; seas of love, of beauty, of power and of happiness overflowed from the Divinity over this Celestial Creature; and what prevents creatures from being able to enter into these seas is the human will.

“What We do once, We remain in the continuous act of doing always, without ever ceasing.  In the Divinity, to give is Its nature, with an act that never ends.  Therefore, these seas are still overflowing, and the Queen Mama awaits Her daughters, so as to let them live in these seas, to make of them as many little queens.  However, the human will is not allowed to enter, there is no place for it, and only one who lives of Divine Will can have access into them.

“Therefore, My daughter, you can enter into the seas of My Mama whenever you want; My Divine Will is your guarantor, and with It you will have free step and entrance.  Even more, She awaits you, She wants you, and you will render Us and Her twice as happy because of your happiness.  We feel happier in giving, and when the creature does not take Our goods, she suffocates within Us the happiness that We want to give her.  Therefore, I do not want you to be oppressed.  Today is the greatest feast, because the Divine Will had life in the Queen of Heaven; it was the feast of all feasts, it was the first kiss, the first Divine embrace that the creature gave to her Creator by virtue of Our Fiat, that the sovereign little girl possessed—the creature sitting at table with her Creator.  Therefore, today is also your (Luisa’s) feast, in a special way because of the mission given to you (Luisa) by My (God’s) Divine Will.  So, come into the seas of the Immaculate Queen to enjoy Her feast and yours.”

I felt myself being carried outside of myself into these endless seas, but I lack the words to express what I experienced, therefore I stop here and I move on.

After this, later in the day, the confessor read in public what is written in the 15th volume about the Immaculate Conception; and my Beloved Jesus, in hearing him reading, made feast in my interior, and told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), how content I (Jesus) am; today it can be said that My Sovereign Mama receives from the Church the Divine honors, as She (the Church) honors in Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary), as the first act of Her life, the Life of the Divine Will.  These are the greatest honors that can be given—that the human will never had life in Her, but always, always the Divine Will.  This was the whole secret of Her sanctity, of Her height, power, beauty, greatness and so on; it was My (God’s) Fiat that, with Its heat, extinguished the stain of original sin and conceived Her immaculate and pure

“And My Church, instead of honoring My Divine Will, primary cause and prime act, honored the effects of It, and proclaimed Her Immaculate, conceived without sin.  It can be said that the Church gave Her human honors, not Divine honors, which She justly deserves, because a Divine Will had continuous life in Her.  And this was a sorrow for Me and for Her, because neither did I receive from My Church the honors of a Divine Will dwelling in the Queen of Heaven, nor did She receive the honors due because She gave within Herself the place in which to form the life of the Supreme Fiat.

“Therefore, today, by making known that everything in Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary) was the prodigy of My (God’s) Will, and that all of Her other prerogatives and privileges were in the secondary order and as consequence of the effects of that Divine Will that dominated Her, it can be said that, today, it is with decorum, Divine Glory and magnificence that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated; a Feast that, more truly, can be called:  ‘The Conception of the Divine Will in the Sovereign Queen of Heaven.’  And this Conception was the consequence of everything It (the Divine Will) is and It did, and of the great prodigies of this celestial little girl (the Blessed Virgin Mary).”

After this, with a more tender emphasis, He added:  “My daughter, how beautiful, delightful, it was to see this celestial tiny little girl, even from Her Immaculate Conception.  One would look, and would see Her little earth, taken from the human stock; and inside this little earth one would see the Sun of Our Eternal Volition, such that, as She was unable to contain It, It overflowed outside of Her and extended, filling Heaven and earth.  We made a prodigy of Our Omnipotence so that the little earth of the tiny little Queen might enclose the Sun of Our Divine Volition.  So, one would see earth and Sun.  Therefore, in everything She did—whether She thought, spoke, worked or walked—Her thoughts were rays of light, Her words converted into light; everything was light that came out of Her, because since Her little earth was smaller than the immense Sun that She enclosed, Her acts would get lost within the light.

“And since this little earth of the Celestial Sovereign was vivified, animated and preserved continuously by the Sun of My Fiat, it appeared always flowery, but with the most beautiful flowerings, that turned into most sweet fruits, such as to draw Our Divine gazes and make Us remain enraptured—but so much, that We could not do without looking at Her, so great was the beauty and the happiness She gave Us.  All beautiful was the Immaculate Little Virgin; Her beauty was enchanting and enrapturing.  It is enough to say that She was a prodigy of Our Will, to say everything.  Oh! if creatures knew what it means to live of Will of God, they would lay down their lives to know It and live in It.”

12/8/31 – Vol. 30

The Queen of Heaven, Withdrawer of the good acts of creatures into Her Seas of Graces.  The Immutability of God and the mutability of the creature.

I continue my abandonment in the Divine Fiat.  Its sweet Chains clasp me so tightly—but not so as to take the freedom away from me—no, no, but to render me more free in the Divine Fields, and to keep me defended from everyone and from everything.  So, I feel safer, enchained by the Divine Will.  And while I was doing my acts in It, I felt the need of my Celestial Mama, for Her to help me and to sustain my little acts, so that they might encounter the Divine Satisfaction and Smile.

And the Celestial Consoler, who is unable to deny me anything when it is about pleasing Him, visiting my poor soul, told me:  “My daughter, Our Celestial Mama holds Primacy over all the good acts of creatures.  She, as Queen, has the Mandate and the Right to make the withdrawal of all their acts into Her Acts.  Her Love of Queen and of Mother is so great, that as the creature disposes herself to form her act of love, from the height of Her Throne She makes a Ray of Her Love descend, She invests and surrounds their act of love to place in them from Her own, as Prime Love.  And as it is formed, She takes it up within Her same Ray of Love into the fount of Her Love; and She says to Her Creator:  ‘Adorable Majesty, in My Love that always springs for You, there is the love of My children fused within My own, that I, with Right of Queen, have withdrawn into My Sea of Love, so that You may find, in My Own, the love of all creatures.’

“If they adore, if they pray, if they repair, if they suffer, from the height of Her Throne descend the Ray of the Adoration, the Ray of Her Prayer, the Ray of Her Reparation; She unleashes the vivifying Ray from within the Sea of Her Sorrows, and She invests and surrounds the adoration, the prayer, the reparation, the sufferings of creatures.  And when they have done and formed the act, the same Ray of Light takes them up unto Her Throne, and they fuse within the fount of the Seas of the Adoration, of the Prayer, of the Reparation, of the Sorrows of the Celestial Mama.  And She repeats:  ‘Majesty Most Holy, My Adoration extends in all the adorations of creatures, My Prayer prays in their prayer, repairs with their reparation, and, as Mother, My Sorrows invest and surround their pains.  I will not feel Myself Queen if I do not run and place My Prime Act over all their acts; nor will I enjoy the sweetnesses of Mother if I do not run to surround, help, compensate for, embellish, fortify all the acts of creatures, so that I may be able to say:  “The acts of My children are one with Mine; I hold them in My Power before God in order to defend them, help them, and as the sure pledge that they will reach Me in Heaven.’

“Therefore, My daughter, you are never alone in your acts—you have the Celestial Mama together with you, who not only surrounds you, but nourishes your act with Her Light of Her Virtues, to give it Life.  In fact, you must know that the Sovereign Queen, even from Her Immaculate Conception, was the First and Only Creature who formed the Link of Connection between the Creator and the creature, broken by Adam.  She accepted the Divine Mandate to bind God and men, and She bound them with Her Prime Acts of Fidelity, of Sacrifice, of Heroism, of making Her will die in each of Her Acts—not once, but always, to make that of God Live again.  From this sprang forth a Fount of Divine Love that cemented God and man and all their acts.  So, Her Acts, Her Maternal Love, Her Dominion of Queen, are cement that runs—that cements the acts of the creatures to render them inseparable from Her Own, unless someone, ungrateful, would refuse to receive the cement of the Love of his Mama.  Therefore, you must be convinced that around your patience there is the Patience of the Queen Mama that surrounds, sustains and nourishes yours; around your pains Her Sorrows surround you, sustaining and nourishing, like balsamic oil, the hardness of your pains.

In sum, in everything She (the Blessed Virgin Mary) is the Queen, All-Doer, who is unable to remain idle upon Her Throne of Glory, but descends—runs as Mother into the acts and needs of Her children.  Therefore, thank Her for Her many Maternal Cares, and thank God who has given to all generations a Mother so Holy, Lovable, and who Loves so much as to reach the point of acting as the Withdrawer of all their acts in order to cover them with Her Own, and to compensate for what is lacking in them, of Beauty and of Goodness.

Then I continued my usual round in the created things, to follow what the Divine Will had done in Creation; and—O! how beautiful and enchanting It seemed to me.  Every single time I go around in It, I find Surprises that enrapture me, New Things that I had not understood before, the Ancient and New Love of God that never changes.

But while my mind wandered within the horizons of Creation, my Lovable Jesus, surprising me, added:  “My little daughter of My Will, how Beautiful are Our Works, aren’t they?  Everything is Solidity, perfect Balance, Immutability, that is not subject to change, nor can it mutate.  See then, all Creation tells and Reveals Our Divine Being, Our Solidity in Our Works; Our Balance is Universal in all things, and no matter how many things may happen, whether pleasing or displeasing, Our Immutability is always at its Place of Honor.  We have changed nothing of the way It was Created; and if the creature sees and feels many various changes, she is the one who changes, who mutates at every circumstance; and since this changing is inside and outside of herself, she feels as if Our Works were changing for her.  These are her own changes that surround her, that have the power to move her away from Our Immutability.  Everything is continued and balanced in Us—what We did in Creation still continues; and since everything was made for those who would Live in Our Will, as the creature places herself in order with It, Our Creative Work carries out Its continued Act in her, and she feels the Life of Our Immutability, the perfect Balance of Our Works, Our Love that Loves her always without ever ceasing.

“There where We find Our Will, We continue the Work of Our Creation; not because Our Work is interrupted because Our Will is not done—no, no, there is no danger.  It is because the Purpose for which they were Created, which is that of doing Our Will, is missing in them, and therefore they have no eyes to look at Our Perfect Balance which is above them to balance their works and render them Immutable together with Our Immutability; nor ears to hear what Our Works say; nor hands to touch them and receive Our continued Love that We hold out to them.  Therefore, they themselves rendered themselves as though estranged from the House of their Celestial Father; and Our Acts continue, do their course, but for them they remain as though suspended and without Effects.”

12/8/35 – Vol. 34

Prodigies of the Immaculate Conception.  Communication of the Divine Rights.  How God does not want to do anything without His Celestial Mother.

I was doing my round in the Acts of the Divine Will, and arriving at the Act in which the Omnipotent Fiat Created the Immaculate Virgin, I stopped, and O! what surprise of Prodigies never heard of united together.  The enchantment of the sky, of the sun, and of the whole of Creation, could not compare.  O! how they remained behind the Sovereign Queen.

And my sweet Jesus, in seeing me so surprised, told me:  “My blessed daughter (Luisa), you must know that there is no beauty, nor value, nor prodigies, that can compare to the Immaculate Conception of this Celestial Creature.  My Omnipotent Fiat made of Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary) a New Creation, O! how much more Beautiful, more Prodigious, than the first.  My Divine Volition in Itself has neither beginning nor end, and the Greatest Prodigy was as if in this Creature It would be Reborn, not once, but in every instant, Act and Prayer that She did.  She grew, and in this growth My Will multiplied Its Prodigies in an Infinite way.

“The Creation of the universe was Created by Us in an admirable way, and it is maintained by Us under the Empire of Our Creating and Conserving Act, without Us adding anything else.  On the other hand, in this Virgin, We maintain the Creating, Conserving, and Growing Act.  This is the Prodigy of prodigies, the Life of Our Volition Reborn in Her, and Its continuous Growth in every Act that She did.  And Our Fiat, in order be Born in Her, pronounced Itself in the Act of Her Conception.  And when this pronounces Itself, Our Act has such Sumptuousness, Sublimity, Height, Immensity, Power, that It takes everything in the net of Its Love, It does not set anyone aside, everyone can take the Good that Our Operating Fiat possesses, except whoever would not want it.

“Our Divinity, in seeing in this Holy Creature Our Will as Reborn, shared Its Divine Rights with Her, in a way that She was Mistress of Our Love, Power, Wisdom, and Goodness, and Queen of Our Fiat.  She, by Her Growing Act of Our Volition, enraptured Us.  She Loved Us so much, that She arrived at Loving Us for everyone.  She covered all creatures, She hid them in Her Love, and She made Us feel the Echo of the Love of everyone and of each one.  O! how We feel bound and as if made Prisoners by the Love of this Most Holy Virgin.  More so because as She Loved Us, Adored, Prayed, Operated, with the Growing Act of Our Fiat that She possessed.  She enclosed Her Creator in Herself.  As She Loved Us so We felt absorbed in Her without being able to resist Her, so much was Her Power, that She Dominated Us and She enclosed in Herself Our Sacrosanct Trinity.  And We Loved Her so much that We let Her do what She wanted.  Who had the heart to deny Her anything?  Rather, We felt Happier to content Her, because a soul who Loves Us is Our Happiness because We feel the Echo, the Joy, of Our Happiness in her.

“And one who possesses Our Will as Life is everything for Us.  This is the Great Prodigy of the one who possesses Our Will as Life:  to feel herself participate in Its same Divine Rights.  With this she feels that her Love never ends, and she has so much of it that she can Love for everyone and give Love to everyone.  With her Growing Act it never says ‘enough’ to her Sanctity.  More so, because the Sovereign Queen, by possessing Our Will as Life, always had something to give Us, always something to say.  She always kept Us occupied, and We always kept giving, and always communicating to Her Our Loving Secrets, so much so that We do nothing without Her.  First We feel Her there with It, then We deposit it in Her Maternal Heart, and from Her Heart it descends into the fortunate ones who would receive that Good.

“In fact, there is no Grace that descends over the earth, there is no Sanctity that is formed, there is no sinner who is converted, there is no Love that departs from Our Throne, that is not first deposited in Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary’s) Heart of Mother, that forms the maturation of that Good, fecundates it with Her Love, enriches it with Her Graces, and, if necessary, with the virtue of Her Sorrows, and then She deposits it in who must receive it in a way that the one who receives it feels the Divine Paternity and the Maternity of her Celestial Mother.  We can do it without Her, but We do not want to; who will have the heart of setting Her aside?  Our Love, Our Infinite Wisdom, Our Fiat Itself, impose over Us, and do not let Us do anything that does not descend by Her means.

“See, therefore, where Our Love arrives at for one who Lives in the Divine Will—even to not wanting to do anything without her.  She is the harmony of Our Infinite Wisdom, that as the Creation of the universe always goes around Us, and as they go around fecundating the earth and maintaining the natural life of all creatures, so this New Creation of the Conception of the Immaculate Lady always goes around God, and God always goes around Her, and They maintain the fecundity of Good, They form the Sanctity of souls, and the Recall of creatures to God.”

12/8/36 – Vol. 34

How in Her Conception, the Queen of Heaven was Conceived in the Merits, in the Life, in the Love and sufferings, of the future Redeemer, in order for the Divine Word to then be Conceived in Her so as to come to save the creatures.

My poor mind, immersing itself in the Divine Fiat, found in act the Conception of the Immaculate Queen.  He was all in feast and called everyone around Himself, Angels, Saints, in order to make seen the Unheard-of Prodigy, the Graces, the Love with which He called this Sublime Creature from nothing, such that everyone would know and praise Her as their Queen and Mother of all.

But while I remained surprised, and I would have remained there who knows how long if my sweet Jesus had not called me by telling me:  “I want to Honor My Celestial Mother.  I want to narrate the story of Her Immaculate Conception.  Only I can speak of it, being Author of so Great a Prodigy.  Now, My daughter, the First Act of this Conception was one Fiat of Ours, pronounced with such Solemnity and with such Fullness of Grace, as to enclose everything and everyone.  We centralized everything in this Conception of the Virgin.  In Our Divine Fiat, in which past and future do not exist, the Incarnation of the Word was held present, and It made Her Conceived and incarnated in the same Incarnation of Me, future Redeemer.  My Blood that was in act as if I Myself were shedding it, continually sprinkled Her, embellished Her, Confirmed Her, and fortified Her in a Divine Way.

“But it was not enough for My Love.  All Her Acts, Words, and Steps, were first Conceived in My Acts, Words, and Steps, and then they had Life.  My Humanity was the refuge, the hiding place, the embodiment of this Celestial Creature, such that if She Loved Us, Her Love was Incarnated and Conceived in My Love.  And O! how She Loved Us.  Her Love enclosed everything and everyone.  I can say that She Loved as a God knows how to Love.  She had Our same follies of Love for Us and for all creatures, and that Loving one time, She Loves, She always Loves, without ever stopping.  Her prayer was Conceived in My Prayer and therefore it had an Immense Value, a Power over Our Supreme Being—and who could deny Her anything?  Her sufferings, Her Sorrows, Her Martyrdoms, that were so many, were first Conceived in My Humanity, and then She felt in Herself the Life of the sufferings and of the excruciating Martyrdoms, all animated by Divine Strength.  Therefore one can say She was Conceived in Me.  From Me Her Life went forth.  Everything that I did and Suffered lined up around this Holy Creature in order to court Her and continuously pour Myself over Her, and be able to tell Her:  ‘You are the Life of My Life, You are All Beautiful, You are the First Redeemed, My Divine Fiat has molded You, It has Breathed on You, and It has made You be Conceived in My Works, in My Humanity Itself.’

“Now, My daughter, Conceiving this Celestial Creature in the Incarnate Word, was done by Us with Highest Wisdom, with Unreachable Power, with Inexhaustible Love, and with Decorum that befits Our Works.  I, Word of the Father, having to descend from Heaven in order to Incarnate Myself in the Womb of a Virgin, just virginity and having made Her exempt from the stain of original sin was not sufficient for the Sanctity of My Divinity, therefore it was necessary for Our Love and for Our Sanctity that this Virgin first would be Conceived in Me with all those Prerogatives, Virtues, and Beauties that the Life of the Incarnate Word must possess, and then, therefore, I could be Conceived in the One who had been Conceived in Me.

“And I found in Her My Heaven, the Sanctity of My Life, My own Blood that had Generated Her and watered Her so many times.  I found My own Will, that communicating Its Divine Fecundity to Her, formed the Life of Her and the Son of God.  My Divine Fiat, in order to make Her Worthy of being able to Conceive Me, held Her Invested and under Its continuous Empire that possesses all acts as if they were One Single Act.  In order to give Her everything, It called into act My foreseen Merits, My Whole Life, and It continuously poured it within Her Beautiful Soul.

Therefore I (Jesus) alone can tell the true story of the Immaculate Conception and of Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary’s) whole Life, because I (God) Conceived Her (the Blessed Virgin Mary) in Me and I am aware of everything.  And if the Holy Church speaks about the Celestial Queen, they can say only the first letters of the alphabet about Her Sanctity, Greatness, and Gifts with which She was enriched.  If you knew the Contentment that I feel when I speak about My Celestial Mother, who knows how many demands you would make Me in order to give Me the Joy of letting Me speak about the One whom I Love so much, and who has Loved

12/8/37 – Vol. 35

The Conception of the Queen of Heaven.  Her Race of Love.  Wherever her Creator was, She was there to Love Him.  How She remained Conceived in each created thing, and was constituted as Queen of Heaven, of the Sun and of all.

Today, while swimming in the Divine Volition, my poor mind found in action the Conception of the Queen of Heaven. O, what Wonders! What Surprises!  They just can’t be described!  And I was thinking to myself:  “What else can be said about the Immaculate Conception after so much has been said already?”

My adorable Jesus, surprising me, all festive as if He wanted to celebrate the Conception of the Celestial Queen, said:  “My blessed daughter—O, how many more things I have to say about the Conception of this Celestial Creature!  It was a Life that We were Creating not a work.  There is a great difference between a work and a life.  Further, it was a Life both Divine and human, in which there had be Perfect harmony of Sanctity, Love and Power, such that one Life had to be able to match with the other.  The Wonders we made in Creating this Life were such that we had to perform the Greatest Prodigy—a chain of miracles—so that this Life could contain all the Good that we deposited within Her.

This Holy Creature, Conceived without original sin, felt the Life of her Creator—His Operating Will, that did nothing less than make New Seas of Love arise.  O, how much She Loved Us!  She could feel Us inside and outside of Herself.  O, how She ran, in order to be everywhere and in every place—wherever the Life of Her Creator was!  It would have been the hardest and most cruel martyrdom for Her, not to have been able to be everywhere together with Us, to Love Us.  Our Will gave Her wings, and Our Life, while still being within Her, made Itself found everywhere, to be Loved and to enjoy the One It Loved so much, and who Loved It in return.  Now, listen to another surprise.  As soon as She was Conceived, She started her Race, and We Loved Her with Infinite Love—not Loving Her would have been the Greatest Martyrdom for Us, too.

“So, as She ran outside to search for Our Life which She already possessed within Herself—since a Good is never Complete if it is not possessed both inside and outside—She remained Conceived in Heaven, and in the Celestial Spheres whose stars formed Her Crown, praising and declaiming Her as their Queen; and she acquired the Rights as Queen over all the Celestial Spheres.  Our Immensity awaited Her in the sun—and She ran, and was Conceived in the sun that, becoming diadem for Her adorable Head, Invested Her with Light and praised Her as Queen of Light.  Our Immensity and Power awaited Her also in the wind, in the air, in the sea—and She ran, and ran… without ever stopping.  So, She remained Conceived in the wind, in the air and in the sea, acquiring the Rights as Queen over all.

“The Sovereign Lady makes Her Power, Her Love and Her Maternity flow in the Heaven, in the sun, in the wind, in the sea, and even in the air that everybody breathes.  She was Conceived everywhere—in every place and in everyone.  Wherever Our Power was, She would raise Her Throne to Love Us and to Love everyone.  This was the Greatest Miracle performed by Our Powerful Love:  to Bilocate Her—to multiply Her in all things and in all created beings—so that We might find Her everywhere and in everyone.

“The Celestial Queen is like the sun.  Even if someone doesn’t want the light of the sun, this light imposes itself anyway, and says:  ‘Whether you want me or not, I must do my course. I must give you light.’  But if someone could hide from the light of the sun, nobody can hide from the Sovereign Lady; otherwise, She could not, in fact, be called Universal Queen and Mother of everyone and everything—and We do not know how to speak Words without making Facts.

Do you see then, the extent of Our (God’s) Power and Our Love in the Conception of this Holy Creature (the Blessed Virgin Mary)?  We reached the point of elevating Her to such a Height and Glory that She can say:  ‘Wherever My Creator is, there I am—to Love Him.  He Invested Me with such Power and Glory that I am Sovereign over all.  Everything is dependent on Me.  My Dominion reaches everywhere, to the extent that, while I am Conceived in all things I keep, Conceived within Me, the sun, the wind, the sea—everything.  I possess everything in Me—even My Creator, and I am the Sovereign and the Owner of all.  This is all of My Unreachable Height; My Glory—that nobody can equal, and My Great Honor:  with My Love I embrace all, I Love all, and I belong to all.  I am the Mother of My Creator.’

12/8/38 – Vol. 36

How the Humanity of Our Lord served as a veil for His Divinity and for the Prodigies of the Divine Volition.  How all created things and the very creature are veils that hide the Divinity.  The Immaculate Conception and the New Birth of all.

My flight in the Divine Will continues.  It seems to me that It can be found in all things, natural and spiritual, saying with Unspeakable Love:  “I am here, let’s act together—do not do it by yourself. Without Me you wouldn’t know how to do it the way I would.  I would remain with the Pain of having been put aside, while you would remain with the sorrow of not having in your acts the Value of one single Act of a Divine Will.”

While I was thinking this, my sweet Jesus, repeating His short little visit, all Goodness told me: “My blessed daughter, My Most Holy Humanity was the depository of My Divine Will.  There was no act, little or great, even the breathing and the motion, that My Humanity, like a veil, did not hide completely in My Divine Fiat.  Even more, I would not have been capable of a breath or a movement if I did not enclose It within Me.  Therefore, My Humanity served as the veil in which to hide My Divinity as well as the Great Prodigy of the Work of My Will in all My Acts.  Otherwise, no one could have come close to Me.  My Majesty and the shining Light of My Divinity would have eclipsed him and would just have floored him—all would have run away from Me.  Who would have dared to cause Me the smallest Pain?  But I Loved the creature and I came on earth not to show off My Divinity, but My Love.  So I wanted to hide Myself inside the veil of My Humanity to get acquainted with man, to do what he did, reaching the point of letting him give Me Unheard-of Pains and even Death.

“The soul that unites with My Humanity in all her acts and pains, by wanting to find My Will and make It her own, breaks the veil of My Humanity, finding in My Acts the fruit, the Life, the Prodigies that My Humanity did within Me, and receiving all that I did within Me as her own Life.  My Humanity will serve to help and guide her, showing her how to Live within It.  In this way, I will still be on earth, continuing to be the veil hiding what My Will wants to do.  But if creatures will look for Me without My Will, they will find only My veil, not the Life of My Will.  They will not be able to produce the Prodigies that It Operated in the hiding place of My Humanity.  It is always My Will that knows how to place inside the creature the Greatest Prodigies—the brightest Suns; Wonders never before seen—as if inside each of My Humanities on earth.  But, alas, I search them and I cannot find them because no one, in Total Firmness, is looking for My Will.”

Then dear Jesus kept silent.  I remained thinking of what He had just said, and I could really see how everything Jesus had done and suffered became Bearer of the Divine Volition.  Then He continued: “My good daughter, it wasn’t only My Humanity that—though in a more special way—was hiding My Divinity and My Will; all created things and the very creatures are veils that hide Our Divinity and Our Adorable Will.  Even Heaven is a veil that hides Our Immense Divinity, Our Firmness and Immutability; while the variety of stars hides the multiple effects that Our Immensity, Firmness and Immutability possess.  O! If man could see Our Divinity revealed under that blue vault without the veil of that blue that covers Us and hides Us, his littleness would remain crushed under Our Majesty.  He would walk trembling, feeling continuously upon him the gaze of a Pure, Holy, Strong and Powerful God.  But since We Love man, We veil Ourselves, lending Ourselves secretly to all that is needed.

“The sun is the veil that hides Our Shining Majesty—We must perform a miracle to restrain Our Uncreated Light so as not to scare the creature.  Veiled by this light Created by us, We approach the creature, kissing her and warming her; We lay this veil of light even under her steps—on the right, on the left, under her head.  We even fill her eye with light, and, who knows, maybe the frail pupil of her eye will recognize Us; but no, in vain—she takes only the veil of light that hides Us and We remain the unknown God in the middle of the creatures.  What Pain!  The wind, too, is a veil that hides Our Empire; the air is a veil, hiding Our Life that continuously gives to the creatures; the sea is a veil, that hides Our Purity, Our Refreshments and Divine Freshness—its murmuring hides Our continuous Love, and when We see We are not listened to, We even storm in huge waves so as to be recognized and loved.  For every Good that man receives, Our Life is hidden inside, offering that Good to him.

“Our Divinity Loves man so much that It even hides inside the earth, making it firm and stable under his steps, not allowing him to vacillate.  Even in the singing bird, in the flowered fields, in the various sweetnesses of the fruits—Our Joys, to make him taste the innocent delights of our Divine Being.  And how much more could I tell you about the many Prodigies of Love by which We are veiled and hidden inside man?  We veil Ourselves in the breathing, in the heartbeat, in the motion, in the memory, in the intellect, in the will; We veil Ourselves in the pupil of his eyes, in his word, in his love, and—O! how Painful it is not to be recognized or loved.  We can say that We Live in him, We carry him and We let Ourselves be carried by him.  He could do nothing without Us; but still, We live together without knowing each other.  What Pain!  If only he knew Us.

“The life of man was supposed to be the first, the Greatest Prodigy of Our Love and Omnipotence.  We had only to offer him, from within its veils, Our Sanctity and Our Love, covering him with Our Beauty—making him enjoy Our Delights.  But since he does not recognize Us, he keeps Us like the far away God—away from himself.  If We are not recognized, We cannot give Our Goods to the blind.  He is forced to live under the nightmare of his own miseries and passions.  Poor man, who does not recognize Us, either in the veils that hide Us within him, or in the veils of each created thing; he just keeps running away from Our Life and from the scope for which he was Created; so, many times, when We cannot tolerate his ingratitude, the very Goods contained in Our veils are turned into chastisement for him.  Therefore, do recognize that you are nothing other than a veil hiding your Creator, in order for you to receive, and for Us to administer, Our Divine Life in all your acts.  Recognize It in the veils of all created things, so that all may help you to receive a  Good so Great.”

After this, I was doing my round in the Acts of the Divine Volition.  How many Surprises in this Will, so Holy.  It is this Will that most awaits the creature, keeping her aware of all Its Works, letting her know how much It Loves her, and offering her everything It does.  It fidgets to give without ceasing, and It is content with a little “I love You” from the creature in return.

Then I arrived at the Conception of My Mother and Queen:  how many wonders!  And My sweet Jesus continued: “My blessed daughter (Luisa), today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  It is the Most Beautiful Feast, the Greatest one for Us (God)—for Heaven and for earth.  In the Act of Creating this Celestial Creature from nothing, We made such Prodigies and Wonders that the Heavens and the earth remained completely filled.  We called everyone—nobody was put aside, so that all could be Reborn together with Her.  It was the New Birth of everyone and everything.

“Our Divine Being overflowed so much that, in the Act of Her Conception, we put at Her Disposal Seas of Love, of Sanctity and Light, with which She could Love all, make Saints of all, and give Light to all.  The Celestial Little One felt an innumerable population being Reborn in Her little Heart.  And what did Our Paternal Goodness do?  First, We donated Her to Ourselves, so that We could delight and court Her, and She could delight and court Us; then, We donated Her to every creature.  O! How much She Loved Us, and Loved all—with such Intensity and Fullness that there is no point in which Her Love does not arise.  The whole Creation—the sun, the wind, the sea, are filled with the Love of this Holy Creature, because they too felt Reborn with Her to New Glory.  They even had the Great Glory of possessing their Queen, to the extent that when She prays to Us for the good of Her people with a Love that We cannot resist, she says:  ‘Adorable Majesty, remember that You offered Me.  I am Yours and I am theirs too; so, by right, You must grant what I ask.’”


12/6 Today is the Feast Day of St. Nicholas

Preparation for Holy Christmas
The Nine Excesses of Love in the Incarnation of the Word

 

The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
The silver star in the Grotto of the Nativity marks the spot of Jesus’ Birth

Today is the Feast Day of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas of Bari
(also known as St. Nicholas of Myra) 

When the Saracens invaded Myra (part of modern day Turkey) the relics of St. Nicholas were moved to Bari in Italy. The Archbishop for Corato has jurisdiction over the provinces of Trani, Bari, and Bisceglie. The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Little Daughter of the Divine Will, was born and lived her whole life in Corato, the province of Bari.

The Archbishop of Trani also has  the title of Bishop of Nazareth, because when Palestine was lost in 1190 the title of that see was transferred to Barletta (the ancient Barduli), a seaport on the Adriatic, a little south of Trani, to which diocese it then belonged.

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
Volume 6 – December 6, 1904

The beginning of Eternal Beatitude is to lose every taste of one’s own.

The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

As I continued struggling, blessed Jesus came for just a little, and I saw myself as naked, stripped of everything – perhaps a soul more miserable than I am cannot be found, so extreme is my misery.  What a dismal change!  If the Lord does not make a new miracle of His omnipotence to make me rise again from this state, I will certainly die of misery.

Then blessed Jesus told me:  “My daughter, courage, the beginning of Eternal Beatitude is to lose every taste of one’s own.  In fact, as the soul keeps losing her own tastes, the Divine Tastes take possession of her, and the soul, having undone and lost herself, no longer recognizes herself; she finds nothing else of her own – not even spiritual things.  Seeing that the soul has nothing else of her own, God fills her with all of Himself and replenishes her with all the Divine HappinessesOnly then can the soul truly be called blessed, because as long as she had something of her own, she could not be exempt from bitternesses and fears, nor could God communicate His Happiness to her.  No soul that enters the port of Eternal Beatitude can be exempted from this point – painful, yes, but necessary; nor can she do without it.  Generally they do it at the point of death, and Purgatory does the last job; this is why, if creatures are asked what God’s taste is, what Divine Beatitude means, these are things unknown to them and they are unable to articulate a word.  But with the souls who are My beloved, since they have given themselves completely to Me, I do not want their Beatitude to have beginning up there in Heaven, but to have beginning down here on earth. I (Jesus) want to fill them (souls who have given themselves completely to Our Lord Jesus Christ) not only with the Happiness, with the Glory of Heaven, but I want to fill them with the goods, with the sufferings, with the virtues that My Humanity had upon earth; therefore I strip them, not only of material tastes, which the soul considers as dung, but also of spiritual tastes, in order to fill them completely with My Goods and give them the beginning of True Beatitude.”


11/3 Feast Day of Saint Martin De Porres

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
Volume 3 – November 11, 1899

Obedience prevents her from conforming to Justice.

The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

As I was in my usual state, I found myself outside of myself, and it seemed I was going around the earth.  Oh, how inundated it was with all sorts of iniquities!  It is horrifying to think about it!  Now, while going around, I (Luisa) arrived some place and I found a priest of holy life, and in another place a virgin of blameless and holy life.  We gathered, the three of us together, and we began to converse about the many chastisements that the Lord is sending, and about the many others that He keeps prepared.  

I said to them:  “And you, what do you do?  Have you perhaps conformed to divine Justice?’”

And they:  “Seeing the strict necessity of these times, and that man would not surrender even if an apostle came out, or if the Lord sent another St. Vincent Ferrer who might induce him to conversion with miracles and prodigious signs; on the contrary, seeing that man has reached such obstinacy and a sort of insanity that the very power of miracles would render him more incredulous – invested by this most strict necessity, for the good of men, in order to arrest this rotten sea that inundates the face of the earth, and for the glory of our God, so offended, we have conformed to Justice.  But we are praying and offering ourselves as victims, so that these chastisements may turn out for the conversion of the peoples.  And you, what do you do?  Have you not conformed with us?”

And I:  “Ah, no! I cannot, because obedience does not want it, even though Jesus wants me to conform; but since obedience does not want it, it must prevail over everything, and I am forced to be always in contrast with blessed Jesus, which afflicts me very much.” 

And they:  “When it is obedience, surely one must not adhere.”

After this, finding myself inside myself, I (Luisa) saw dearest Jesus for just a little, and I wanted to know where that priest and that virgin were from, and He (Jesus)  told me that they were from Peru.

11/2 All Souls Day – the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

Passages from
The Twenty-four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ
To the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

Third Hour – Reflections and Practices

The first word which loving Jesus pronounced on the Cross was a word of forgiveness, to justify all souls before the Father, and turn justice into mercy.  So we will give Him our acts to excuse the sinner, so that, moved by our apologies, He may not allow any soul to go to hell.  We will unite with Him as sentries of the hearts of creatures, so that nobody may offend Him.  We will let Him pour out His love, willingly accepting all that He may dispose for us – coldness, hardness, darkness, oppressions, temptations, distractions, slanders, illnesses and other things, so as to relieve Him from all that He receives from creatures.  It is not by love alone that Jesus pours Himself out to souls.  Many times, when He feels the coldness of other creatures, He goes to the soul and makes her feel His cold, to release Himself through her.  And if the soul accepts it, He will feel relieved from all the coldness of creatures, and this cold will be the sentry to someone else’s heart, to make loving Jesus loved.

Other times, Jesus feels the hardness of hearts in His own, and unable to contain it, He wants to pour Himself out, and comes to us.  He touches our hearts with His Heart, making us share in His pain.  Making His pain our own, we will place it around the heart of the sinner in order to melt his hardness, and take him back to Him.

My beloved Good, (Jesus), You suffer greatly because of the loss of souls; and out of compassion I place my being at your disposal.  I will take your pains and the pains of the sinners upon myself, leaving You relieved, and the sinner clinging to You.

O my Jesus, please, let my whole being be melted in love, so that I may be of continuous relief, to soothe all Your bitternesses.

Seventh Hour

And now, O Mama, let us take this Blood (Jesus has shed in the Garden of Gethsemani) and let us give It to all:  to the afflicted, that they may receive comfort; to the poor, that they may suffer resigned to their poverty; to those who are tempted, that they may obtain victory; to the disbelieving, that the virtue of Faith may triumph in them; to the blasphemers, that they may turn the blasphemies into benedictions; to the priests, that they may understand their mission and be worthy ministers of Jesus.  With this Blood, touch their lips, that they may say no words which are not of glory to God; touch their feet, that they may let them fly to go in search for souls to lead to Jesus.

Let us give this Blood to the leaders of the peoples, that they may be united among them, and feel meekness and love for their subjects.

Let us fly now into Purgatory, and let us give It (the Blood of Jesus) also to the purging souls, because they so much cry for and claim this Blood for their liberation.  Don’t You hear, O Mama, their moans, the fidgets of love, the tortures, and how they feel continuously drawn to the Highest Good?  See how Jesus Himself wants to purge them more quickly in order to have them with Himself.  He attracts them with His love, and they requite Him with continuous surges toward Him.  But as they find themselves in His presence, unable to yet sustain the purity of His Divine gaze, they are forced to draw back and to plunge again into the flames!

My Mama, let us descend into this profound prison, and pouring this Blood over them, let us bring them light; let us calm their fidgets of love; let us dampen the fire that burns them; let us purify their stains; and so, free of every pain, they will fly into the arms of the Highest Good.  Let us give this Blood to the most abandoned souls, that they may find in It all the suffrages that creatures deny to them.  To all (the purging souls), O Mama (Blessed Mother), let us give this Blood; let us not deprive any of them, so that, by virtue of It, all may find relief and liberation.  Be Queen in these regions of crying and of lamentations; extend Your maternal hands and, one by one, take them out of these ardent flames, and allow them all to take flight toward Heaven. 

11/1 All Saint’s Day

The Blessed Mother, Queen of All Saints

 Passages from the Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God

Our Lord Jesus Christ
To the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

Volume 10 – October 17, 1911

It seems that my most sweet Jesus came for a little longer than usual. It seemed He was wearing the crown of thorns, and I, removing it from Him, drove it into my head; but after a little while, in looking at Jesus, I saw Him crowned with thorns again. And Jesus: “See my daughter, how they offend Me: you removed one from Me, and they have woven another. They never leave Me free – they weave Me crowns of thorns continuously.”

And I removed it again from Him, and Jesus, pleased, drew near my mouth and poured a little bit of a most sweet liquor. And I: :Jesus, what are You doing? You are full of bitternesses, and You pour sweetnesses into me? This is not appropriate.”

And Jesus: “Let Me do it – you too needed to be cheered. Even more, I want you to take some rest inside My Heart.”

Oh! How comfortable it was! Then He put me out, and I: ‘Why did You put me out? I was so comfortable in your Heart – how beautiful It was!’

And Jesus: “When I keep you inside of Me I alone enjoy you; when I put you out everyone enjoys you, and you can take the defense of your brothers, you can plead for them, you can have them spared; so much so, that the Saints say that I (Jesus) content you (Luisa) more than them, and that I take more taste from your love than from theirs. And I say to them that I do this with love and with justice, because with you I can share My pains, but not with them. Since you (Luisa) are a pilgrim soul, you can take the pains of others as well as Mine (Jesus) upon yourself, and by this you have the strength to disarm Me – unless I did not want to, like last night, when I bound your arms very tightly so that you might not oppose My Will. But they no longer have these weapons in their power, so much so, that if I have to chastise, I hide from you who can come up with something – but not from them.”

And I: ‘Certainly, certainly, O Jesus, You must take more contentment from my love than from theirs, because theirs is the love of the Blessed – they see You, they enjoy You continuously, and are absorbed within Your Most Holy and Divine Will. They are completely dissolved in You; how great can their love really be, since they receive continuous life from You… But I, poor one – Your privations alone give me continuous death.’

And Jesus: “Poor daughter of Mine, you are right.”

 Volume 12  – April 15, 1919

. . . Now, My Resurrection is the symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in My Will. The Saints of the past centuries symbolize my Humanity. Although resigned, they did not have continuous act in My Will; therefore, they did not receive the mark of the Sun of My Resurrection, but the mark of the works of My Humanity before My Resurrection. Therefore, they will be many; almost like stars, they will form a beautiful ornament to the Heaven of my Humanity. But the Saints of the living in My Will, who will symbolize my Resurrected Humanity, will be few. In fact, many throngs and crowds of people saw My Humanity, but few saw My Resurrected Humanity – only the believers, those who were most disposed, and, I could say, only those who contained the seed of My Will. In fact, if they did not have that seed, they would have lacked the necessary sight to be able to see My Resurrected and glorious Humanity, and therefore be spectators of My ascent into Heaven.

Now, if My Resurrection symbolizes the Saints of the living in My Will – and this with reason, since each act, word, step, etc. done in My Will is a Divine resurrection that the soul receives; it is a mark of glory that she receives; it is to go out of herself in order to enter the Divinity, and to love, work and think, hiding herself in the refulgent Sun of My Volition – what is the wonder, if the soul remains fully risen and identified with the very Sun of My Glory, and symbolizes My Resurrected Humanity? But few are those who dispose themselves to this, because even in sanctity, souls want something for their own good; while the Sanctity of living in My Will has nothing of its own – everything is of God. It takes too much for souls to dispose themselves to this – to strip themselves of their own goods. Therefore, they will not be many.

You (Luisa) are not in the number of the many, but of the few. Therefore, be always attentive to the call, and to your continuous flight.”

Volume 14 – October 6, 1922

. . . And Jesus: “Listen, My daughter (Luisa), My Wisdom has means and ways which man ignores, such that he is obliged to lower his forehead and adore It in mute silence; and it is not up to him to dictate the laws to Me (God): whom I should choose and the appropriate time – which My Goodness disposes. Besides, first I had to form the Saints, who were to resemble Me and copy my Humanity in a more perfect way, as much as is possible for them; and this I have already done. Now My Goodness wants to move further, and wants to give in greater excesses of love; and therefore I (Jesus) want them (souls) to enter into My Humanity and copy what the soul of My Humanity did in the Divine Will. If the first ones cooperated with My Redemption in order to save souls, to teach the Law, to cast away sin, being limited within the centuries in which they lived, the second ones will go beyond, copying what the soul of My Humanity did in the Divine Will. They will embrace all centuries, all creatures, and rising above all, will place in force the rights of Creation which are due to Me, and which concern all creatures, bringing all things to the prime origin of Creation and to the purpose for which Creation was delivered. Everything is ordered in Me: if I delivered Creation, It must return to Me ordered, just as It came out from my hands. . . .

Volume 19 –  June 15, 1926

. . . Then, all love, He (Jesus) told me (Luisa):  “My daughter (Luisa), I (Jesus) love so much the acts done in My Will, that I Myself take on the commitment to keep them in custody in the unity of My Supreme Light, in such a way as to render them inseparable from Me and from My own acts.  If you knew how jealous I am of these acts, how they glorify Me in a wholly Divine way….  It can be said that each of these acts (done in the Divine Will) is a new feast that starts in the whole Creation and in the whole Celestial Fatherland.  Flowing in My Will like ray of light, these acts bring new joys, feasts and happinesses wherever My Will is.  These acts are the joys, the feast and the happiness that the creature forms in the Will of her Creator.  And do you think it is trivial that the creature can form and bring feast, joy and happiness to her Creator and wherever Our Will reigns?

The same happened with my Queen Mama.  As She (Blessed Mother, Queen of All Saints) always operated in the Unity of the Light of the Supreme Will, all of Her acts, Her office of Mother, Her rights of Queen remained inseparable from Her Creator; so much so, that when the Divinity unleashes the acts of beatitude to make the whole Celestial Fatherland happy, It unleashes with them all the acts of the Celestial Mama.  So, all the Saints feel invested, not only with Our (God’s) joys and beatitudes, but also with the maternal love of their Mother (Blessed Mother), with the glory of their Queen, and with all of Her acts converted into joys for the whole Celestial Jerusalem.  Every fiber of Her maternal Heart loves all the children of the Celestial Fatherland with love of Mother, and She shares Her joys of Mother and Her glory of Queen with everyone.  So, on earth She was Mother of love and of sorrow for Her children, who cost Her so much, as much as the Life of Her Son God, and by virtue of the unity of the light of the Supreme Will which She possessed, Her acts remained inseparable from Ours; while in Heaven She is Mother of love, of joys and of glory for all of Her celestial children; so, all the Saints have greater love, more glory and more joys, by virtue of their Mother and Sovereign Queen.  Therefore, I love so much one who lives in My Will, that I lower Myself to her, to do what she does together with her, to raise her up to the bosom of the Eternal One, to render her act one with her Creator.” . . .

10/16 Today is the Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Anniversary of the Mystical Marriage (on earth) of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta with Our Lord Jesus Christ

Feast of the Purity Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
 

Today is also the Anniversary of the Mystical Marriage (on earth)
of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta with Our Lord Jesus Christ

Short excerpt from Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta from the “Book of Heaven, The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose for which He was Created by God – Volume One”.  Longer excerpt follows:

On the morning of the aforementioned day (Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, October 16, 1888), Jesus made Himself seen again all affable, sweet and majestic, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Catherine. First, the angels sang a hymn, while Saint Catherine assisted me (Luisa), Mama (the Most Holy Virgin Mary) took my hand, and Jesus put the ring on my (Luisa’s) finger. Then, we embraced and He kissed me, and so did Mama also. Then we (Jesus and Luisa) had a conversation, all of love – Jesus told me of the great love He had for me, and I also told Him of the love I had for Him. The Most Holy Virgin made me (Luisa) comprehend the great grace I had received, and the correspondence with which I was to correspond to the love of Jesus.

*****

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
Volume One

Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:

. . . “See, it will not be only for the good of creatures that I (Jesus) want these continuous sufferings, but also for your (Luisa’s) good. In this state of sufferings I (Jesus) will purify your (Luisa’s) soul thoroughly, in such a way as to dispose you (Luisa) to form a mystical marriage with Me (Jesus); and after this, I (Jesus) will make the last transformation, in such a way that both of us (Jesus and Luisa) will become like two candles placed on the fire – one is transformed into the other and they form a single one. In this way I (Jesus) will transform Myself in you (Luisa), and you  (Luisa) will remain crucified with Me (Jesus). Ah! would you not be happy if you could say: ‘The Bridegroom is crucified, but the bride also is crucified? Ah! yes, there is nothing that renders me dissimilar from Him.’ . . .

. . . My sweet Jesus would do nothing but dispose me (Luisa) to that mystical marriage which He (Jesus) had promised me (Luisa). When I was in that state (Luisa’s state of victimhood), He (Jesus) would make Himself seen sometimes three times a day, sometimes four, as He pleased; and sometimes it was a continuous coming and going. He seemed to be a sweetheart who cannot be without his spouse. This is how Jesus was with me, and sometimes He reached the point of telling me: “You see, I love you so much that I cannot be without coming. I feel almost restless, thinking that you are there suffering for Me, and you are alone; this is why I have come – to see if you need something.” . . .

. . . Now, while seeing Jesus or the priest celebrating the Divine Sacrifice, Jesus would make me (Luisa) understand that in the Mass there is all the depth of our Sacrosanct Religion. Ah! yes, the Mass tells us everything and speaks to us about everything. The Mass reminds us of our Redemption; It speaks to us, step by step, about the pains that Jesus suffered for us; It also manifests to us His immense love, for He was not content with dying on the Cross, but He wanted to continue His state of victim in the Most Holy Eucharist. The Mass also tells us that our bodies, decayed, reduced to ashes by death, will rise again on the day of the judgment, together with Christ, to immortal and glorious life. Jesus made me comprehend that the most consoling thing for a Christian, and the highest and most sublime mysteries of our holy religion are: Jesus in the Sacrament and the resurrection of our bodies to glory. These are profound mysteries, which we will comprehend only beyond the stars; but Jesus in the Sacrament makes us almost touch them with our own hands, in different ways.

First, His Resurrection; second, His state of annihilation under those species, though it is certain that Jesus is there present, alive and real. Then, once those species are consumed, His real presence no longer exists. And as the species are consecrated again, He comes again to assume His sacramental state. So, Jesus in the Sacrament reminds us of the resurrection of our bodies to glory: just as Jesus, when His sacramental state ceases resides in the womb of God, His Father, the same for us – when our lives cease, our souls go and make their dwelling in Heaven, in the womb of God, while are bodies are consumed. So, one can say that they will no longer exist; but then, with a prodigy of the omnipotence of God, our bodies will acquire new life, and uniting with the soul, will go together to enjoy the eternal beatitude. Can there be anything more consoling for a human heart than the fact that not only the soul, but also the body will be beatified in the eternal contentments? It seems to me that on that day it will happen as when the sky is starry and the sun comes out. What happens? With its immense light, the sun absorbs the stars and makes them disappear; yet the stars exist. The sun is God, and all of the blessed souls are the stars; with His immense light, God will absorb us all within Himself, in such a way that we will exist in God and will swim in the immense sea of God. Oh! how many things Jesus in the Sacrament tells us; but who can tell them all? I would really be too long. If the Lord allows it, I will reserve saying something else on other occasions.

Now, during these exits that the Lord would make me (Luisa) do, sometimes He (Jesus) would renew the promise of the marriage, which I already mentioned. Who can tell the ardent yearnings that the Lord infused in me for this mystical marriage to take place? Many times I would solicit Him, telling Him: “Most sweet Spouse, hurry, no longer delay my intimate union with You. O please! let us bind each other with stronger bonds of love, so that no one may ever again be able to separate us, even for simple instants.”

And Jesus would correct me now about one thing, now about another. I remember that one day He said to me: “Everything that is of the earth, everything – everything you (Luisa)  must remove, not only from your heart, but also from your body. You cannot understand how harmful are the slightest earthly shadows, and how much they hinder love.”

Immediately I said to Him: “If I have something else that must be removed, tell me, for I am ready to do it.” But as I was saying this, I myself realized that I had a gold ring at my finger, portraying the image of the Crucifix; and immediately I said to Him:”‘Holy Spouse, do you want me to take it off?”

And He told me: “Since I Myself will give you a more precious, more beautiful ring, which will have my living image impressed on it, and every time you will look at it your heart will receive new arrows of love – this one is not necessary.” And I promptly removed it.

The longed for day finally arrived, after not a little suffering. I (Luisa) remember that it was almost one year that I had been continuously in bed – it was the day of the purity of Mary Most Holy (October 16th). On the night before that day (October 15th), my lover Jesus made Himself seen all festive. He drew near me, took my heart in His hands, and He looked at it over and over again; He dusted it, and then He gave it back to me. Then He took a garment of immense beauty, whose background seemed to be a surface of gold streaked with various colors, and He clothed me with that garment. Then He took two gems, as if they were earrings, and He bejewelled my ears. Then He adorned my neck and my arms, and surrounded my forehead with a crown of immense value, all enriched with precious stones and gems, all refulgent with light; and it seemed to me that those lights were as many voices which resounded among themselves, speaking in clear notes of the beauty, the power, the fortitude, and of all the other virtues of my spouse Jesus. Who can tell what I comprehended, and in what sea of consolation my soul was swimming? It is impossible to say it.

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

On the morning of the aforementioned day (Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, October 16th), Jesus made Himself seen again all affable, sweet and majestic, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Catherine. First, the angels sang a hymn, while Saint Catherine assisted me (Luisa), Mama took my hand, and Jesus put the ring on my (Luisa’s) finger. Then, we embraced and He kissed me, and so did Mama also. Then we (Jesus and Luisa) had a conversation, all of love – Jesus told me of the great love He had for me, and I also told Him of the love I had for Him. The Most Holy Virgin made me (Luisa) comprehend the great grace I had received, and the correspondence with which I was to correspond to the love of Jesus.

10/7 Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will
Outside the House of the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Zeal
in Corato, Italy
(Notice the rosary in her left hand)

The following excerpts are from
“A Collection of Memories of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta” by Fr. Bucci.

…On October 7, 1928, when the house of the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Zeal in Corato was ready, Luisa was taken to the Convent in accordance with the wishes of Saint Annibale Di Francia. Saint Annibale had already died in the odor of sanctity in Messina.
(Saint Anniable Maria Di Francia died on June 1, 1927 A.D., comforted by a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whom he so dearly loved. On October 7, 1990 he was declared “Blessed” by Pope John Paul II. He was canonized on May 16, 2004, by Pope John Paul II.)

… On October 7, 1938, because of orders from above, Luisa was obliged to leave the convent and find a new place to live. She spent the last nine years of her life in a house in Via Maddalena, a place which the elderly of Corato know well and from where, on
March 8, 1947, they saw her body carried out.

CHAPTER NINE

Luisa, the terror of demonic forces

… One lady said that she had gone to live in a house at
Rotondella in the Province of Matera, where she had been appointed to teach at
an elementary school. However, she had felt very ill at ease in that house
because there was frequently a man in it with a terrible look who would try to
grab her; but the lady defended herself by holding up the rosary she had in her
hands; at the sight of it he would flee. The distraught lady left everything and
returned to Corato with her children. No one believed the poor soul and she was
thought to be out of her mind, especially by her husband who had Masonic
leanings. Completely at a loss as to what she should do, she went to see Luisa,
who listened to her kindly, comforted her, told her not to be frightened because
the devil had no power over her, and urged her to return to her work. The lady
took her advice, but wanted to take a photograph of Luisa with her: she had it
framed and put it on her bedside table. One evening, while she was reciting the
Holy Rosary with her children, she saw the man again. He approached the bed,
took the picture of Luisa, threw it on the floor and fled shrieking. From that
moment nothing further happened; peace and serenity returned to the house. The
photograph of Luisa which had been violently thrown on the floor was not
damaged, indeed the glass did not even break. This framed photograph is now in
the house of the lady’s daughter-in-law, on her bedside table. …

*****

Luisa Piccarreta; “The Person”
(From Fr. Bucci’s Web Site)

… After dinner, Luisa would retire to meditate and pray for about three hours. In the late afternoon several pious women, among whom were the sisters Cimadomo, and they began to pray the holy Rosary in its entirety, with meditations that Luisa had on the Divine Will.

After everyone had left, Luisa would close herself in prayer. Her little room was closed and during this time she daily, in obedience to the directives of her confessor who had ordered her to write everything down without neglecting a single detail, she would write down that which occurred between herself and Our Lord.

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God

Volume 25 – October 7, 1928

The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

Then, the evening came of this day consecrated to the Queen of the Rosary (October 7, 1928), Queen of Victories and of Triumphs.  And this is another Beautiful Sign that, just as the Sovereign Lady (the Blessed Virgin Mary) conquered Her Creator, and bejeweling Him with Her chains of love, She drew Him from Heaven to earth, to make Him form the Kingdom of Redemption, so will the sweet and powerful beads of Her Rosary make Her Victorious and Triumphant again before the Divinity, conquering the Kingdom of the Divine Fiat, to make It come into the midst of creatures

 

Circle of García de Bouzas, 18th century
Oil on canvas
Museum  of the Church of San Paio (Pelagius)
Santiago de Compostela,  Spain