10/31 The Vigil of All Saints

In the eighth century the Gregorian Sacramentary indicated among the common Masses without a date:  The Mass in honor of All Saints.  Fixed in the following century on November 1, it became The Mass of All Saints Day that is now prepared for by that of a vigil.  Thus today is the Eve of All Saints, otherwise known as All Hallows Eve, that is Hallows Eve, or now more commonly,  Halloween.

Volume 17 – January 4, 1925

Having completed my whole day, I was thinking to myself: “What else is left for me to do?”

And in my interior, I heard: “You have to do the Most Important Thing – your last act of Fusing yourself in the Divine Will.”

So, according to my usual way, I started to Fuse all my poor being in the Supreme Will; and as I was doing so, it seemed to me that the Heavens were opening, and I went to meet the whole Celestial Court, and all of Heaven came toward me. And my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, fusing yourself in My Will is the Most Solemn Act, the Greatest One, the Most Important of all your life. To Fuse yourself in My Will is to enter the Sphere of Eternity, embrace It, kiss It, and receive the Deposit of the Goods which the Eternal Will contains. Even more, as the soul Fuses herself in the Supreme Volition, all go to meet her, in order to communicate to her all the Goods and the Glory they have. The Angels, the Saints, the very Divinity – they all communicate, knowing that they communicate in that same Will in Which everything is safe. Even more, in receiving these Goods, the soul multiplies them through her acts in the Divine Will, and gives back Double Glory and Honor to the whole of Heaven. Therefore, by Fusing yourself in My Will, you put Heaven and earth in motion. It is a New Feast for the whole Heaven.

And since to Fuse oneself in My Will is to Love and to Give, for each one and for all, without excluding anyone – in My Goodness, so as not to be won over in love by the creature, I place in her – in My Will – the Goods of all, and all the possible Goods I contain within Me. Nor can there be a lack of space in which to place all the Goods, because My Will is Immense, and is capable of receiving everything. If you knew what you do and what happens when you Fuse yourself in My Will, you would eagerly yearn to do it continuously…

10/30 Letter #48 from the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta to Fr. Michele Samarelli, from Bari

J.M.J.

May the Holy Will of God be our continuous kiss, and transform us completely into Jesus.

Most reverend Father and Theologian,

May good Jesus bind us in His Will so much as to no longer let us remember our own.  Oh, how happy we would be.  We would feel the divine seal in all our works; we would feel the breath of Jesus, the very power and love of Jesus, in our voice; and then, yes, we are able to say to Jesus:  “I love You; I really do, because in your Will I have also your Love in my power.  Therefore, not in my love do I love you, but in your Love, the only one worthy of You.”  Jesus will not let Himself be won in love by His creature.  He will love us very much, so much as to confuse us with love.  In every beat of our heart, in every breath and thought, we will receive one “I love you” of sweet Jesus; so many of these “I love you’s” will come to us that we won’t be able to count them all.

Here is the answer.  It seems that Jesus says to you:  “Do you want me to love you much, very much, too much?  Do you want me to pour into you the immense oceans of my Love, to reach the point of becoming mad for love of you?  Live always in my Will, forget yourself, let me live in you, and my Love for you will reach  the non plus ultra (the highest point).  The more you do my Will, the more I will love you, because my Will deserves all my Love; therefore I will put also my Love at your disposal.”

Oh, how good is Jesus!  If we knew Him, we would die enraptured with love.  And the enrapturer Jesus with love hides us in Love, so as not to make us die… The only doubt that Jesus does not love us very much saddens Jesus and embitters Him.  Love calls for more love.  The more we believe He loves us, the more we feel like loving Him; and Jesus, seeing Himself loved, loves us more.

I now thank you for the beautiful image of the Holy Shroud.  I used to have one, but another priest snatched it; and Jesus, who is so good, had another priest send me one.  Thank you!  I commend myself to your holy prayers…

Corato, October 14, 1917

11/1 – 11/8 Here’s How You Can Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory (Nov. 1-8)

A plenary indulgence will be obtained if visiting a cemetery November 1 thru 8 but a partial indulgence will occur if the following is done:

1.  Visit a Catholic Cemetery November 1 thru 8

2.  Pray for one person per day applicable only to the souls in purgatory.

3.  Pray verbally or mentally for a specific soul (a spouse, family member, friend, religious, or a soul who does not have anyone to pray for them.)

4.  Pray the Eternal Rest Requiem and also but not required an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and the Apostles Creed.

The Eternal Rest Requiem:

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord.  And let the perpetual light shine upon them.  And may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.  Amen.

(Pray this Prayer all year long not just in November and particularly when you pass by a cemetery.  After these souls in purgatory are in Heaven, they will intercede for us.)

5.  Optional:  Sprinkle the grave with Holy Water if you are at the specific person’s grave you are praying for.

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10/29 Closing of Diocesan Phase for Beatification of Luisa

 
Closing of the Diocesan Phase 

of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization
of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

October 29, 2005

On October 29, 2005, His Excellency Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani, Barletta-Biceglie and Titulary of Nazareth, in Corato, Italy, having completed the diocesan investigation (“inchiesta diocesana”) of her fame of sanctity with the compilation of testimonies and documents, remitted his definitive judgment on the sanctity of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta to the Holy Father.

 In a communiqué of 2008, the Archbishop of Trani, informed “that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in waiting to issue a decree on the legal validity of the diocesan investigation, has submitted the writings of the Servant of God for examination, to the two theological Censors, in conformity with the normative canon and the practice in force”.  Communique n. 2 (Prot.n.098/08/c3) regarding the process for Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, Trani, May 30, 2008. Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 The work of the theological Censors.

Before 1927, the writings of Luisa (the first 19 volumes and The Hours of the Passion), had already obtained the “Nihil Obstat” from the now Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia (Censor on behalf of the Archdiocese) and the Imprimatur of the then Archbishop Mons. Giuseppe M. Leo. In addition to this previous study, the Congregation for the Saints, conforming to the canonical normative and actual praxis establishes that the writings of a Servant of God should be submitted for examination by at least two theological Censors (whose names would remain secret); this should be completed before formally initiating the process at the level of the Holy See.

 As this work on the writings had not taken place within the diocesan process, the Dicasterio ordered the completion of this requisite with the intention to be able to issue the decree on the legal validity of the diocesan investigation and in this manner initiate the Roman process. The theological Censors, named by the Church, must examine the writings and verify that there is nothing in them contrary to faith and tradition, and must also describe in their verdict the personality and the spirituality of the Servant of God.

 The Holy Congregation for the Saints assigned this work to two theological Censors, asking their evaluation.

On June 11, 2010  it was announced that the first theologian appointed by the Holy See for the evaluation of the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, had completed his assessment and officially rendered his verdict: POSITIVE. 

On July 23, 2010 Sister Assunta Marigliano, President of the Píous Association “Luisa Piccarreta – Little Daughter of the Divine Will” in Corato, Italy, who is also responsible for the promotion of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, unofficially disclosed that the second theologian appointed by the Holy See for the evaluation of the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, had completed his assessment and had officially rendered his verdict: POSITIVE. 

10/28 Feast of Christ the King celebrated in the Traditional Latin Mass calendar

Today, this Sunday the Feast of Christ the King is celebrated in the Traditional Latin Mass calendar, : In the Novus Ordo the Feast moved to the very last Sunday in the Time.

 So in celebration of Christ the King today at the end of the  Mass the Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is prayed by the Priest and the Congregation.

Here is that prayer and the history on how it came to be and why it is highly recommended to be prayed by everyone:

The Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII. It was included in the 1899 encyclical Annum sacrum issued by Leo XIII as he consecrated the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The consecration was influenced by two letters written to the pope by Sister Mary of the Divine Heart Droste zu Vischering who stated that in visions of Jesus Christ she had been told to request the consecration

On June 10, 1898, her confessor at the Good Shepherd monastery wrote to Pope Leo XIII stating that Sister Mary of the Divine Heart had received a message from Christ, requesting the pope to consecrate the entire world to the Sacred Heart. The pope initially did not believe her and took no action. However, on January 6, 1899, she wrote another letter, asking that in addition to the consecration, the first Fridays of the month be observed in honor of the Sacred Heart. In the letter she also referred to the recent illness of the pope and stated that Christ had assured her that Pope Leo XIII would live until he had performed the consecration to the Sacred Heart. Theologian Laurent Volken states that this had an emotional impact on Leo XIII, despite the theological issues concerning the consecration of non-Christians.[4][5]

Pope Leo XIII commissioned an inquiry on the basis of her revelation and Church tradition. In his 1899 encyclical letter Annum sacrum, Leo XIII decreed that the consecration of the entire human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus should take place on June 11, 1899. In the encyclical Leo referred to the illness about which Sister Mary had written, stating: “There is one further reason that urges us to realize our design: We do not want it to pass by unnoticed. It is personal in nature but just as important: God the author of all Good has saved us by healing us recently from a dangerous disease.”[6]

Pope Leo XIII also composed the Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart and included it in the encyclical. Pope Pius X later decreed that this consecration of the human race performed by Pope Leo XIII be renewed each year.[7]

 

 

 

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart.

Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to Thy Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of the race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: “Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever.” Amen.

10/20 Divine Justice converts the fire of sin into fire of chastisement.

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Book of Heaven
10/20/05 – Vol. 6

 

As I was in my usual state, after I struggled very much, blessed Jesus came for just a little, almost in the act of sending chastisements, and He told me:  “My daughter, sin is fire, my Justice is fire.  Now, since my Justice must remain always the same, just always in Its operating, without receiving any profane fire into Itself, when the fire of sin wants to unite to Its own fire, It pours it over the earth, converting it into fire of chastisement.”

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Revelation 8:5

And the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar and cast it on the earth: and there were thunders and voices and lightnings and a great earthquake.