His Eminence and Most Reverend Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
(Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II), and José Luis Acuña
Photo provided, and document authored by
Mr. Acuña’s daughter Alejandra Acuña
His Eminence and Most Reverend Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, has been chosen by the Holy Spirit as the Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, precisely in these times in which the Era of the third Divine Fiat begins, as the fulfillment to the petition of the Our Father: ” Adveniat Regnum tuum. Fiat Voluntas Tua sicut in Cœlo et in terra”. And His Holiness Benedict XVI knows about it, as God had prepared him over time making him know and study the writings of Luisa Piccarreta, “The Little Daughter of the Divine Will”, chosen by God for the mission of opening the doors of the Kingdom of the Divine Will on earth as it is in Heaven.
This is the story:
It was in the year 1989 when José Luis Acuña (my father), who lived in Atlacomulco, Mexico, gave to his bishop His Excellency Mons. Ricardo Guízar Díaz, the last book of Don Octavio Michelini that he had translated and published: “The Cup is Overflowing”, with an Appendix written by himself. Four years previously, in 1985, when my dad had bought a house in this diocese to live with us his family, he went to greet our bishop and to introduce himself personally, as he had already been in contact with him once, precisely because of the two previous books of Father Michelini translated and published by him; Mons. Guízar had requested these books for priests of the diocese of Aguascalientes, in which he was the auxiliary bishop, before being made the first bishop of the then recently established diocese of Atlacomulco. Since then they had established a spiritual, cordial and respectful relationship; my dad, together with my mom, Marcela Rincón de Acuña, visited him once in a while and took advantage of this to talk to him about the writings of Luisa Piccarreta and give him some of those he had already translated. In August 1986 His Excellency went to consecrate our private chapel, dedicating it to the Virgin Assumed into Heaven, and every August 15th he would celebrate mass in that chapel.
Mons. Guízar thought that the content of the Appendix was up to date and of great importance, and at the end of 1989 when he made his visit “Ad Limina Apostolorum” – visit that every five years every bishop makes to the Holy Father to inform him about the diocese in his charge- he also made an appointment with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ex Holy Office, the Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, talked to him and gave him the Appendix written by my father, one of his diocesans. The Cardinal looked very interested, because before so many problems and attacks to the Church, inside and outside of Her, he wanted to have a more luminous view of the future of the Church, and the Appendix talked about the attacks and problems of the Church, yes, but also that those attacks are originated precisely by the devil and his partisans to impede or delay in the Church and through Her in the whole world, the Establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven, purpose for which the Church was founded by Jesus Christ. However:
“God’s decrees are eternal and there is nothing or nobody that can impede them to be carried out. The creation was an eternal decree and nobody was able, is able or will be able to impede it. The Incarnation and Redemption was an eternal decree and there was nobody able to impede Him fulfilling it. In that same way: THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is an eternal decree, since Jesus Himself, Eternal Incarnate Word of God, announced It asking for It and making us ask for It, and there is nothing or nobody that can impede Him in this. The harm is for whoever doesn’t want to receive the goods and the fruits of the fulfilment of those decrees, but to impede them…nobody, neither the devil, nor the wickedness of the creature, absolutely nothing or nobody!
…There is the Magisterium, received from the same mouth of Jesus: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” and It will come and It will be done… Guided by the Magisterium of our Holy Mother the Church lets open wide the doors of our hearts to the Redeemer and to the Kingdom of God on earth, on us, in us as it is in Heaven, as we know that this Kingdom is the full fruit of the Incarnation of the Word…” (Appendix)
Few months afterwards, in May 1990, my parents planned a trip to Italy, to visit the places of Luisa Piccarreta in Corato. Due to the interest shown by Cardinal Ratzinger, my father thought of visiting him in order to tell him more about the Kingdom of the Divine Will in the writings of Luisa; he talked about it with Mons. Guízar and he gave my father a recommendation letter so that Cardinal Ratzinger could receive them.
Once in Italy, they first went to Corato to the House of Luisa, see of the Association “Luisa Piccarreta” founded by Sister Assunta Marigliano; they had an interview with the Archbishop of Trani, Mons. Giuseppe Carata, who had recognized and approved three years before, the Pious Association, and they told him that in Italy they were going to visit His Eminence Cardinal Ratzinger. Mons. Carata told them some interesting facts so that they could mention them to the Prefect Cardinal: that soon they were going to beatify the Venerable Father Annibale Maria Di Francia, Luisa´s extraordinary confessor, Ecclesiastical Censor of the writings of Luisa and first editor of “The Hours of The Passion”, which were published under his responsibility and with his own name, making several editions in Italian and then translated into German and had been placed in the Index of Forbidden Books, and now…. they were going to beatify him?
In the Vatican, my parents were admitted into the private mass of Cardinal Ratzinger and afterwards they approached him. My father as soon as he came out of that interview briefly wrote the main ideas treated with His Eminence:
- That I was the author of the Appendix. He remembered well the Bishop.
- I showed him photos of the chapel with him. He told me that this was very important in order to be united with the Church.
- I went directly to talk about Luisa and the writings. I gave him the abstracts that I had prepared, which he skimmed through… I explained a little about living in the Divine Volition and the current importance of the writings.
- That the Bishop thought they were wonderful.
- I told him that they hadn’t been approved, that they should be revised. That they were there in the Holy Office. That I was actually not asking this for me, but for so many souls, etc.
- He told me that maybe they hadn’t revised them properly (sic). I answered that maybe that wasn’t the time but that now it was, that it is already time; that it is needed to promote them. He told me that he was going to read them attentively.
- I also gave him the copies that Sister Assunta gave me and I told him what Mons. Carata told me: about Father Annibale Di Francia; copies of the Hours of The Passion and the Queen of Heaven published by him with his name; they are going to beatify him in October.
More or less these were the main ideas. He thanked me and said that I should continue to do everything with the Bishop. I said goodbye.
After that I waited for him outside the chapel to take a picture with him, to put it in the chapel, to which he gladly agreed. I repeated that what pertained to Luisa was VERY IMPORTANT for the Church. He gave us his blessing and we said goodbye.
In the street I met once again the Personal Secretary, to whom I also spoke about Luisa, who didn’t know, now he knows about her…I will be able to write to him, giving them more writings.