5/23 – Pope Pius X grants extension for the Sacrifice of the Mass in Luisa’s room (following Leo XIII)– Luisa’s day began at about 5:00 a.m., when the Priest came to the house to bless her and to celebrate Holy Mass. Either her Confessor officiated, or some delegate of his, a privileged granted by Pope Leo XIII and confirmed by Pope Saint Pius X in 1907.
– Today begins Novena to St. Annibale
Luisa: “Now, I let you know that I receive Holy Communion every day, and Holy Mass once a week, while before, even when I left of the convent, It was celebrated every day. Since, six months after the prohibition of the books, our Bishop died, the fathers who caused the books to be prohibited could also obtain from the Holy Office, after the death of the Bishop, the prohibition of Holy Mass. But the Divine Will, in which I find everything, even the Holy Mass – no one can take It away from me.…if you could interest yourself in letting me have back the Holy Mass, how grateful I would be! I had it for forty years, and without knowing the reasons, they took it away from me. Fiat, Fiat!” – Letter of Luisa No. 87 – April 10, 1940
Novena to St. Annibale di Francia for Vocations to the Priesthood