Prayer and Fasting
FOR THE REQUESTS OF OUR LADY OF AMERICA
From September 11 to October 13, 2019
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My good daughter in the Divine Volition,
Courage and trust. The Divine Will has found Its work in your soul, and when you suffer more, it seems that Jesus wants to hasten His work, to receive the contentment to see you as He wants and likes, and to be able to say: “My daughter is like Me, in the sufferings as much as in wanting what I Myself wanted – only the Will of the Celestial Father. How happy I am! It is true that you suffer, but I run to sustain you in my arms, that you may feel my strength and the powerful breath of my Will, which searches for the new life I want in you, and converts all your pains into precious gems of love. And when I feel embittered, I run, I come to you, to be sweetened in your pains which carry the seal of my Divine Will, and to sweeten the bitternesses that, unfortunately, the other creatures give Me. Therefore, I recommend to you, my daughter: be patient, be my host, let Me come to be consecrated in you. But I do not want you as a dead host, but alive and speaking; and may your suffering be the lamp, always lit, which never extinguishes, and which loves Me incessantly.”
My blessed daughter, how good is Jesus! It seems that He reduces us to dust in order to give us new life, and to find His own Life in us.
Therefore, I recommend: in whatever state you feel, be always tranquil; do not think of cold or warmth. The Divine Will is more than everything: more than prayer, more than recollection, more than fervor, more than miracles – more than everything. So, my daughter, let us remain always united in the Divine Will. Pray for me, and from the heart I will do it for you.
I send you a kiss and a tight hug in the Divine Will,
Most affectionately yours,
The little daughter of the Divine Will.
Corato, June 30, 1940
Pope Saint John Paul II made history by becoming the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years, October 16, 1978 to April 2, 2005. During his pontificate the following happened affecting the Cause of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:
On the morning of the aforementioned day, Jesus made Himself Seen again all Affable, Sweet and Majestic, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Catherine. First, a hymn was Sung by the Angels, while Saint Catherine assisted me, Mama took my hand, and Jesus put the Ring on my finger. Then, we embraced and He Kissed me, and So did Mama also. Then we 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 comprehend the Great Grace I had received, and the correspondence with which I was to correspond to the Love of Jesus.
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.
Excerpt from the 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.”
Members of the Society of Jesus who dedicated themselves to the conversion of the American Indians took Christ’s Words very literally. They journeyed from Renaissance France to the frontiers of North America that they might preach and Baptize. After pouring the saving waters of Baptism on a dying Indian child, Saint John de Brebeuf, the great pioneer of this mission, exclaimed with joy, “For this one single occasion I would travel all the way from France; I would cross the great ocean to win one little soul for Our Lord!” And so pleased was God with the genuine zeal and the extraordinary sacrifices of these Jesuit apostles that He bestowed upon Father Brebeuf and seven of his fellow missionaries the glorious crown of martyrdom.
Volume 11; September 25, 1914
Effects of the prayers done in the Divine Will.
I [Luisa] was offering my poor prayers to Blessed Jesus, and I was thinking to myself to whom it would be better for Blessed Jesus to apply them. And He, benignly, said to me: “My daughter, the prayers done with Me and with My very Will can be given to all, without excluding anyone. All receive their part and their effects, as if those prayers had been offered for one alone. However, they operate according to the dispositions of the creatures, just like Communion, or My Passion: I give It to all and to each one, but the effects are produced according to their dispositions; and if ten people receive It, the fruit is not inferior to the case in which five had received It. Such is the prayer done together with Me and from My Will.”
Book of Heaven
10/17/04 – Vol. 6
In order to find the Divinity, one must operate united with the Humanity of Christ and with His very Will.
Continuing in my usual state, blessed Jesus came for just a little and told me: “My daughter, it is necessary to operate through the veil of the Humanity of Christ in order to find the Divinity – that is, to operate united with His Humanity, with the very Will of Christ, as if His Will and that of the soul were one, in order to please Him alone; operating with His very ways, directing everything to Christ, calling Him in everything the soul does, as if He Himself were to do her very actions. By doing this, the soul finds herself in continuous contact with God. In fact, for Christ, His Humanity was nothing other than a sort of veil that covered the Divinity; therefore, by operating in the midst of these veils, she already finds herself with God. One who does not want to operate through His Most Holy Humanity and wants to find Christ, is like one who wants to find the fruit without finding the skin – it is impossible.”
Along with St. Matthew, St. Luke offers the events before the birth of Jesus as well as episodes from His childhood (the two other Evangelists, St. Mark and St. John, begin their Gospels with Christ’s public ministry).
St. Luke was most likely a Gentile doctor who accompanied St. Paul on numerous missions, notably to Greece, Macedonia, and Jerusalem. The Gospel according to St. Luke was written in the latter part of the 1st century A.D. in idiomatic Greek and with Gentile readers in mind. None of this explains why the book contains such treasures for the reader and the artist.
There are two Annunciations in St. Luke; the Angel Gabriel comes to Elizabeth first and then to Mary. In Luke we hear for the first time the great hymns which will inspire mankind with hope: the Ave Marie and the Magnificat. In Luke we find out why Jesus of Nazareth was born in Bethlehem. In Luke, the Angels of the Lord are awesome beings, striking fear and terror at first and then great joy. In short, there simply wouldn’t be a Christmas to celebrate without the events narrated in St. Luke’s goepel.
St. Luke is the patron saint of doctors and artists.
Book of Heaven – January 18, 1928
Necessity of the first priests of the Kingdom of the Fiat
… “My daughter, you are worried, but I am not disappointed at all; on the contrary I enjoy in seeing the interest that priests take in these writings which will form the Kingdom of My Will. This means that they appreciate the great good of them, and each one would want to keep such a great treasure with himself, to be the first to communicate it to others. And while the issue of who is going to win lasts, one approaches the other in order to consult one another on what to do. And I enjoy that more of my ministers get to know that there is this treasure so great, of making known the Kingdom of My Divine Will; and I use this to form the first priests of My coming Kingdom of My Fiat. My daughter, it is a great necessity to form the first priests; they will serve Me like the Apostles served Me to form My Church; and the ones who will occupy themselves with these writings in order to publish them, putting them out to print them – to make them known, will be the new evangelists of the Kingdom of My Supreme Will. And just as the ones who are most mentioned in My Gospel are the four evangelists who wrote It, to their highest honor and My glory, so it will be for those who will occupy themselves with writing the knowledges on My Will in order to publish them. Like new evangelists, there will be greater mention of them in the Kingdom of my Will, to their highest honor and My great glory in seeing the order of the creature, the life of Heaven on earth – the only purpose of Creation – return into My Bosom. Therefore, in these circumstances I expand the circle, and, like a fisherman, I catch those who must serve Me for a Kingdom so Holy. Therefore, let Me do, and do not be worried.”