7/5 The very grave sin of abortion. Union of sufferings and of prayers.

Book of Heaven
Volume 2 – June 9, 1899

I (Luisa) spent this morning very anguished because of the many offenses which I saw Him (Jesus) receive from men, especially because of certain horrendous dishonesties. How much the loss of souls grieved Jesus! More so, since it was a newborn baby that they were going to kill, without administering holy baptism to him. It seems to me that this sin weighs so much on the scale of Divine Justice, that it is the one that most cries out for revenge before God. Yet, these sorrowful scenes are renewed so very often. My most sweet Jesus was so afflicted as to arouse pity.

Seeing Him in such a state, I did not dare to tell Him anything, and Jesus just told me: “My daughter (Luisa), unite your sufferings to Mine (Our Lord Jesus Christ), your prayers to Mine, so that they may be more acceptable before the majesty of God, and may appear not as your things, but as my own works.” Then He continued to make Himself seen other times, but always in silence. May the Lord be always blessed.

7/4 Blessed July 4th to Those Who Celebrate it in the United States

P_1866 George Washington Praying Valley Forge

George Washington The Praying General at Valley Forge

From Anthony:  What a joy to celebrate the great freedoms we now share on this 4th of July! Amazing to discover that in the minds of early Patriots, the 4th of July signified a religious holiday like Christmas. To many of the followers of Jesus Christ, who by The Grace of Almighty God, had helped form this nation of ours, God who became Man had granted us freedom of knowing God and becoming like Christ; and the brave men and women who had sacrificed their lives for our freedom, had done so with their faith in God to grant us the gift by His Grace of a free nation.

On July 2, 1776, Congress approved complete separation from Great Britain.  On July 4th, John Hancock, President of Congress and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress, signed the early draft of The Declaration of Independence. On July 8th, the document was read aloud in Philadelphia when The Liberty Bell with the inscription from Lev. 25:10″ Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof” was rung.

The day Congress approved The Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to Abigail that this day ”ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” and he also foresaw us celebrating our independence by God’s Grace as he wrote: “This day will be the most memorable epic in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.”

Thanks to another fantastic article from David Barton, we discover from the annals of history, an amazing speech by John Quincy Adams whereby he asked: Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on the Fourth of July? His answer:

“Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?”

According to John Quincy Adams, Christmas and the Fourth of July were intrinsically connected. On the Fourth of July, the Founders simply took the precepts of Christ which came into the world through His birth (Christmas) and incorporated those principles into civil government.

57nd Anniversary of the presence of Luisa Piccarreta in the Church – Shrine of Santa Maria Greca


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Since July 3, 1963, the mortal remains of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta have been kept in the Church of St. Maria Greca in Corato. After her death on March 4, 1947 and her solemn funeral on March 7, 1947, her body was placed at the cemetery of Corato in the chapel of her last official confessor, don Benedetto Calvi, parish priest of the Church Santa Maria Greca.

Don Benedetto, as spiritual assistant accompanied Luisa for 21 years, learning from her the truths of the Divine Will. He made every effort to Keep Luisa’s memory, so much so that he immediately asked the competent authorities to move her remains to the Church-Sanctuary of Santa Maria Greca.   This privilege was granted to him only in 1963. So on July 3, the body of Luisa was exhumed and moved. Everything was done in a very simple way according to Luisa’s lifestyle: simplicity, poverty and smallness.

Luisa’s mortal remains were collected in an urn “covered inside with finest silk cloths, into a crystal box, all locked in the urn to contain the bones of Luisa the Saint”. (Statement by on Benedetto Calvi) and buried inside the Church Santa Maria Greca.

Since April 23, 2019, with the consent of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and Archbishop Leonardo D’Ascenzo, the tomb of the Little Daughter of the Divine Will has a new location. It is located to the left of the high altar, in the center of the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, which has been restored for this occasion

This new location makes it possible to pray with greater recollection, allowing pilgrims, who come from many parts of the world, to stop next to the tomb to receive light, strength, protection and to write a message or prayer on the visitors’ register. Luisa continues, in fact, to represent both for the city of Corato and for those who come from afar a bright lighthouse that shows everyone the path of the Sanctity of the Divine Will.

 Fiat!

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7/3 On This Day in 1963 the Body of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was Transferred to the Church of Santa Maria Greca

On July 3, 1963 the mortal remains of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Little Daughter of the Divine Will, were definitively laid to rest in the Church of Santa Maria Greca in Corato.

 

The Last Words of Luisa Piccarreta, her Spiritual Testimony:

 

March 4, 1947

“Now I die with greater contentment, because the Divine Will has consoled me more than usual with Its presence in these last few moments of my life.

“Now I see a long, beautiful and spacious road, all illuminated by an infinite number of resplendent suns – Oh, yes, I recognize them! They are all my acts done in the Divine Will!

“This is the road that I must now take; it is the road that the Divine Will has prepared for me. It’s the road of my victory: it’s the way of my glory, which will unite me with the immense happiness of the Divine Will.

“It’s my road; it’s the road that I have prepared for you. It’s the road that I will keep reserved for all the souls who will ever want to live in the Divine Will.”

Excerpt from the Book of Heaven – Volume 11, March 8, 1914:

“The soul who dies united to My Will (Jesus speaking to Luisa), upon entering into My Rest, will find not only the heavenly doors open, but all of Heaven reaching down to greet the new-comer, honoring My Will which has formed Its Life in the soul.

“What can I tell you about the feasting among the Blessed when they see this soul that has lived its life in the Divine Will, with its every word, thought and act, all adorned with as many Suns as its acts, all varying in brightness and beauty? So innumerable are the little divine streams touching all the Blessed that heaven cannot contain all the blessings, and they flow down even upon the earth for the benefit of the pilgrim souls.

Yes, My daughter, My Will is the greatest thing that exists. It is the secret to finding the light, sanctity and greatest spiritual treasures. It is the secret to knowing every good thing, but because It is not intimately known, It is neither valued nor loved as It merits. It is your job to know, love and make It known to all disposed souls.”

7/2 Difference between the soul who finds herself in the Divine Will because the Divine Will envelops her and is everywhere by Its own nature, and one who prays and acts in the Divine Will having the knowledge of what she does within herself.

 

Book of Heaven
6/21/23 – Vol. 15

I was doing my usual adoration to my Crucified Good, and I was saying to Him:  ‘I enter into your Will; or rather, give me your hand and place me in the immensity of your Will Yourself, that I may do nothing which is not the effect of your Most Holy Will.’  Now, while I was saying this, I thought to myself:  ‘How is this? The Divine Will is everywhere, I am already in It, and yet I say:  I enter into your Will?’  But while I was thinking of this, my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me:  “My daughter, yet, there is a great difference between one who prays and acts because my Will envelops her, being everywhere by Its own nature, and one who, of her own will, having the knowledge of what she does within herself, enters into the divine sphere of my Will to operate and pray. 

Do you know what happens?  It happens as when the sun fills the earth with its light, though the light and the heat are not the same at all points:  at some points there is shade, at other points there is direct light and the heat is more intense.  Now, who enjoys more light, who feels more heat:  one who is in the shade, or one who is at those points where the light is not covered by shade?  However, one cannot say that where there is shade there is no light, although where there is no shade the light is more vivid, the heat is more intense; even more, the rays of the sun seem to invest and absorb the creature.  And if the sun had reason, and one creature exposed herself of her own will to its burning rays, and in the name of all said to it:  “Thank you, O sun, for your light and for all the goods you produce by filling the earth; for all, I want to give you the return of the good you do” – what glory, honor and satisfaction would the sun not receive?

… “Now, it is true that my Will is everywhere, but the shade of the human will does not allow the soul to feel the vividness of the light, the heat, and all the good It contains.  On the other hand, by wanting to enter into my Will, the soul lays down her own and removes the shade of her volition, and my Will makes Its vivid light shine, It invests her, It transforms her into light itself.  And the soul, plunged into my Eternal Volition, says to Me:  ‘Thank You, O Holy Supreme Volition, for your light and for all the goods You produce by filling Heaven and earth with your Eternal Will; for all, I want to give You the return of the good You do.’  And I feel such honor, glory and satisfaction, that no other equals it.  My daughter, how many evils the shade of one’s own will does:  it cools down the soul, it produces sloth, sleep, sluggishness.  The opposite for one who lives in my Will.”

Then, after this, I found myself outside of myself, and I saw as if contagious diseases were to come, and many people were carried to leper hospitals.  A general fright was reigning, and many other maladies of new kinds.  But I hope that Jesus may want to placate Himself by the merits of His most precious Blood.

7/1 July: Month of the Precious Blood: At least 751 times “Blood” is mentioned in the Writings Dictated by Our Lord to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta

 J_Precious Blood
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
HE OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT BLEMISH TO GOD
TO THE ONE WHO LOVED US
WHO  WASHED OUR SINS THROUGH HIS BLOOD  
AND MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS OF GOD HIS FATHER  
TO HIM BE GLORY AND POWERAMEN
The Heart of Jesus has made His adorable Blood circulate in His limbs.  On the Traditional Feast of the Sacred Heart, the Gospel presents to our view the thrust of the lance which pierced the side of the Divine Crucified, blood and water gushing forth.  Thus is united the two testimonies which the Holy Spirit bore to the Messiah, when He was baptized in the water of the Jordan and when He was baptized in the blood on the cross.  
Let us venerate and honor the Precious Blood of our Redeemer which the priest offers to God on the altar. 
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