Divine Will Cornucopia…

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In the Divine Will, every day is Thanksgiving. Below is a cornucopia of podcasts that recently set a rich table for my soul.

Our first course…The two quotes that follow are from a very rich video where Fr. Iannuzzi speaks to some Australians including two priests: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NYSfuuCtrI5PV83jtT1hclpnXXTJYIr8/view

This quote is from the 1:06:00 mark, on prayers and devotions in the Divine Will:

“All the devotions you’ve been taught since you  were a child, were pre-ordained by God. All the good devotions…rosary…chaplet of Divine Mercy, stations of the Cross, personal pious prayers, all these are good, don’t stop them! I’ve heard people say wrongly, ‘when you learn of Divine Will, stop all your devotions.’ That is wrong! The Divine Will does not burn bridges. When Jesus came, Who lived in the Divine Will, what did he say about the old Law? I did not come to undo the old law. I came to perfect it.  So Jesus didn’t do away with the Law, he perfected it. Same thing with the Divine Will that reigns in Christ and reigns in us. We perfect all these old devotions, we don’t get rid of them, including the petitions we did, the prayers we did before we learned about the Divine Will. So now we can do the rosary in a trans-temporal manner. Now the rosary doesn’t just impact my family, my loved ones, it impacts Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Joseph, the Old Testament, all the future people not yet conceived, the angels, the saints, the souls in purgatory. Same with the Chaplet of Mercy. Same with the Mass. Everything now becomes eternal. So we don’t have to really just create prayers that say Divine Will necessarily. We can use the existing prayers and introduce to it this one eternal act of God’s Divine Will in everything we think, say, and do.”

This excerpt begins at the 1:15:26 mark, on saving souls:

“So even though Christ took upon himself all the suffering of mankind, we have to participate in that ongoing suffering to become worthy of our Spouse, and in the process, it does two things. We become sanctified and we save souls from hell. The Virgin Mary opened up the ground in 1917 before Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia. She said, See these damned souls in hell? Many are here because there are not enough souls to pray and make sacrifices for them. Which suggests that our sufferings, our sacrifices not only perfect us but save souls from hell. So this is why we also suffer on earth.”

In our second course, we present the November 27, 2022 podcast of Mother Gabrielle Marie and The Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will audio on Fiat Radio. Their podcasts are always edifying, insightful, and delightful.

Our third course serves up a rich and meaty discussion between Sister Francesca of the Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will, Ken Johnston, and Peter DePalma on the In His Sign radio program. Go to the November 30, 2022 podcast at https://fiatradio.org/what-the-world-needs-now-live-radio-program/

To round up the feast, from the archives of Fr. Iannuzzi’s podcasts on Radio Maria we are present the July 7, 2018 podcast where he explains the steps through which his doctoral dissertation had to move to attain the high level of Church approbation it enjoys, and why this helps us to have confidence in the writings of Luisa. He goes on to speak about the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity in the writings of Luisa.

The beauty of partaking in a Divine Will feast is that there are endless voids to be filled with the delicacies our Lord serves up. We are never uncomfortably full, but always have room for more!

God of all goodness, I love you and I thank you with your own Divine Will for the unimaginable riches you continuously lavish on us! All glory and praise to you, Lord of glory and love!

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Reparation, Voids, and Kintsugi…

Blessings in the Divine Will dear friends. Recently a reader asked a question about praying for a relative who was not Christian and had no intention of ever being one. She wondered if she should increase her prayers for this soul.  Don’t we all wonder that? The answer is, sort of. In the Divine Will, we don’t increase the quantity of our prayers, but the quality by praying the in a Divine way as Jesus teaches us through Luisa.

Along with her question, this friend also sent me the answer in the following passage from Volume 11, October 20, 1916:

[Luisa:] I was fusing myself in the Divine Will and the thought came to me of commending to It various people in a special way; and blessed Jesus told me: “My daughter, specificity goes by itself [follows] even if you should not place any intention. In the order of Grace it happens as in the natural order: the sun gives light to all, yet not everyone enjoys the same effects; however, this is not because of the sun, but because of creatures. […]

Then He added: “My daughter, I love the creature so much, that I Myself have placed Myself as sentry of each heart to watch them, to defend them and to work their sanctification with my own hands. But to how many bitternesses do they not subject Me? Some reject Me, some do not care about Me and despise Me, some lament about my surveillance, some slam the door in my face, rendering my work useless.  And I not only placed Myself to act as sentry, but on purpose do I choose the souls who live of my Will. In fact, since they are present in all of Me, I place them with Me as a second sentry of each heart. These second sentries console Me, repay Me for them [the souls who do not care about God], and keep Me company in the loneliness into which many hearts force Me; and they force Me not to leave them [the souls who do not care about God]. Greater grace I could not give to creatures [the souls who do not care about God], by giving them these souls who live of my Will, who are the portent of portents.”

The Lord is making ten points in this passage: 

If we 1) live in His Will, we 2) are present in all of Him in all times and places with access to all souls of all time. He 3) places us as second sentries with Him in order to 4) console Him for the souls who do not care about Him, 5) repay or make reparation to Him for them, and 6) keep Him company in the loneliness into which many hearts that do not care about Him force Him. 7) In doing this we “force” Him not to leave those souls. 8) Greater grace God could not give the souls who do not care about Him, than to give them these souls who 9) live of His Will, which is the only thing he has ever asked us to do. 10) If we do so He does all the rest and we become the portent of portents, which is as great a prodigy as any!

But this passage is not primarily about us. Neither is it about that broken soul. The subject of this passage is God Himself. To be clear, it is not wrong to pray for a single soul, but by living in the Divine Will and doing our acts and rounds in It, with the sole intention to love God, console Him, make reparation to Him for all souls of all time, and keep Him company in his loneliness, He makes us true and necessary participants in the salvation of these souls, conduits of His extreme, merciful love and grace. And we feel nothing at all, because it is ALL HIM!

So, when we are worried about a relative or friend, let it serve as a reminder to offer consolation to Our Lord for all those who do not care about Him. He will take our prayers and multiply them to the infinite, doing unimaginable good to all souls of all time.

As I was mulling over this blog post, the Holy Spirit reminded me of something I learned about years ago, the ancient Japanese art called Kintsugi, where broken pottery is pieced back together and repaired with gold. It really is a beautiful representation of what God is doing for all the broken souls of all time through the unimaginable Gift of Living in the Divine Will. Our acts, rounds, and reparations in the Divine Will are the gold God uses to put the soul back together, to fill in the voids in the soul. It is stunning to contemplate! Just Google the word Kintsugi and see what souls can become when we cooperate with God in the Divine Will. Glorious! Fiat!

(Photo by Riho Kitagawa on Unsplash)

I have been listening to a few of Fr. Iannuzzi’s archived podcasts from 2018 (the earliest ones listed in the Radio Maria Archive). For a wonderful teaching on the “voids”, please listen to the podcast by Fr. Iannuzzi dated June 9, 2018. Then, in the June 16, 2018 podcast, he gives an important teaching on reparation, especially through meditation on the Hours of the Passion. Both are powerful. Here is a passage from the Volumes that mentions both voids and reparation.

Volume 6, December 22, 1903

He disappeared, but after a little while He came back in the act of His Passion when He was covered with opprobriums, with ignominies, with spit – and I said to Him: ‘Lord, teach me what I could do to move these opprobriums away from You, and give You back honors, praises and adorations.’  And He said to me:  “My daughter, around my throne there is a void, and this void must be filled with the glory that Creation owes Me.  So, one who sees Me despised by the other creatures, and honors Me, not only for herself, but for others, makes honors for Me arise again in this void.  When she sees Me unloved, and loves Me, she makes love for Me arise again.  When she sees that I fill creatures with benefits, while they are not grateful to Me and do not even thank Me, and she is grateful to Me as if those benefits were given to her, and she thanks Me, she makes the flower of gratitude and of thanksgiving arise again for Me in this void; and so with all the rest that Creation owes Me, but denies to Me with awful ingratitude.  Now, since all this is an overflow of the charity of the soul, who gives Me not only what she herself owes Me and what overflows from herself, but she does it for others – since this glory and these flowers that she sends to Me into this void around my throne are the fruit of charity, they receive a more beautiful shade, which is pleasing to Me.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 6, December 22, 1903)

Here is a selection of prayers of reparation that I came across recently. But if you’re short of time, just pray from the heart, e.g., “Father, I’m so sorry this is happening to You! I love you and repair you for all in the name of all. Save souls!”

Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

From the Sixth Hour:

Luisa: And now, O my Jesus, let my poor heart draw life from your Heart, that I may live only with your Heart; and in each offense You will receive, let me be ever ready to offer You a relief, a comfort, a reparation, an act of love, never interrupted.

Reflection by St. Anibale di Francia:

My Jesus, in order to compassionate You and relieve You from the total exhaustion in which You find Yourself, I rise up to Heaven and make your own Divinity my own; and placing It around You, I want to move all the offenses of creatures away from You. I want to offer You your Beauty to move the ugliness of sin away from You; your Sanctity to move away the horror of all those souls who make You feel repugnance, because they are dead to grace; your Peace to move the discords, the rebellions and the disturbances of all creatures away from You; your harmonies to relieve your hearing from the waves of many evil voices. My Jesus, I intend to offer You as many divine acts of reparation for as many offenses as assault You, almost wanting to give You death. I intend to give You life with your own acts. Then, O Jesus, I want to throw a wave of your Divinity upon all creatures, so that, at your divine contact, they may no longer dare to offend You. Only in this way, O Jesus, will I be able to offer You compassion for all the offenses which You receive from creatures.

O Jesus, sweet Life of mine, may my prayers and my pains rise always toward Heaven, so as to let the light of grace rain upon all, and absorb your own Life in me.

Gethsemane…

Dear friends, fair warning: you may find this blog post challenging. Ponder and pray as you read. May God’s Will alone be done.

For the first 13 years of our marriage, my husband and I, with our growing family, moved every year or two to a new small town, every move marking an advancement in his career. Whenever a move was announced, I checked the phone book (no internet back then) to see if there was a Catholic church in our new location. If there wasn’t, I checked neighboring towns to see how far I would have to drive on Sundays. I came to appreciate the blessing that a Catholic church is to a town—it certainly was to me!

I counted that church a blessing even if it was a small, humble, mission church, if the hymns were led by someone who was trying their best with no musician, if there was little opportunity to talk to the priest, if confession was not offered on site because the priest had to rush in and rush out to get to his other missions, if there was never adoration.

No matter what it was like—or unlike—it was still a blessing because it was still God’s House. Jesus was there in the Eucharist just at truly as he was in the humble home of Nazareth.

I live in a city now, churches galore! I know how tempting it is to seek for a parish that has a holy priest with stirring homilies, that has vibrant liturgies, that represents my vision of parish life. Driving a few blocks further is no trouble at all, I’ve noticed. But given my past experience and my current studies on the writings of Luisa, I have had to ask myself, is where I worship my choice, or is it God’s?

Who doesn’t love the story of little Zaccheus the rich but despised tax collector who climbed a tree to get a better look at Jesus as he passed by. To his amazement, Jesus stopped under the tree and looked up at him. Did he say, “Zaccheus, meet me at the Temple at 5:00 and we’ll talk about your sinful life”? On the contrary! Scripture tells us: “When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’” (Luke 19:5)

Jesus never avoided sinners, including us. Jesus wants us to come down so he can stay in our house, the lowly manger of our soul. And what about us, do we want to stay in his House? Or when it fails to measure up do we go seeking a finer one?

Whatever is lacking in some parishes, priests, homilies, parishioners, Communions, music, etc., every Catholic Church is God’s House and Jesus is truly present there in the Eucharist. Whatever may be painfully wrong there, Jesus endures it without rest, and it undeniably pains him more than it does us.

It pains him because it is His House and he is often treated as an unwelcome interloper. He scours the pews for anyone who might be able to offer reparation—particularly in the Divine Will. He laments because he has arranged for a little child linked to Luisa to live nearby, but in seeing that they have gone elsewhere, his pain is redoubled.

This is something each of us must ponder and pray about. Every parish has a territory assigned to it by God and the Church. If you are in that territory, God has placed you in it for a reason and, I daresay, a responsibility, especially in the Divine Will.

Generally speaking, there is nothing wrong with shopping for a parish that is the “right fit”. But by abandoning the nearest parish in search of the “right” parish, might we who are called to live in the Divine Will be leaving Jesus to suffer in Gethsemane alone?

In the Hours of the Passion, we begin to appreciate how much our Blessed Mother did to comfort Jesus in Gethsemane. It is stunning to read. And the Apostles? Even faithful St. John slept in the Garden and fled when things got out of hand.

What about us? Will we flee like the Apostles, or will we imitate Mary, offering Jesus comfort and relief in the Divine Will by participating in his agony in the Gethsemane of his churches, counting, with Our Mother, every bloody drop and tear, returning all to him with our I love you, I thank you, and I bless you. No one can comfort Jesus like a faithful soul who lives in the Divine Will.

While we may have good reasons to abandon a parish for one further afield, it seems to me that in the Divine Will we are being called to something infinitely more radical. What has been unfolding for me recently is that if someone living in the Divine Will were to regularly attend Mass at one such parish for love of God, no matter how distasteful it might be for them, the parish would be transformed.

You may have read a post I wrote a few months back called In the Trenches, where this actually happened to someone I know, in a very dramatic way. There was a glow so bright behind the priest that she had to look away. I invite you to read the whole glorious story.

When we accept the Gift of Living in the Divine Will, we become conduits of the Lord’s transforming rays of Divine Light wherever we go, without being aware of it. Jesus wants to go to that parish, to that Mass, nestled in the lowly manger of our little l souls. Think of the joy it will give him to hear us say in that place in the name of all, “Jesus, fused into you, I desire with your own Divine desire to receive you with your own Divine receiving, united to your Humanity, your Divinity, and your Will. I love you and I thank you, Blessed Jesus, for me and for all. I offer this Communion in reparation for all that scourges you in your Church and in this parish.” (Just an example. See also prayers below.)

In the Divine Will we are called in a radical, complete way to let go of our own desires in favor of God’s, for the salvation of souls in the Church and in the world. One person living in the Divine Will in a Parish really is enough to transform it. If we desire it, he will do it. Let us give him our nothingness and let him do!


One of the online adoration chapels I visit often is the one pictured here, located at the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Niepokalanow, Poland. Once, as I was meditating and praying to Jesus with Mary in this monstrance, it occurred to me what a beautiful artistic depiction it is of someone living in the Divine Will. Read here what came to me.


From The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 23

[Mary speaks:] With My Sorrows, I acquired the little coin to pay the debts of My children … even those of the ungrateful children … In your sufferings, in the painful encounters … never lose heart … let the Divine Will assume Its Royal Place in your pains, so that It may convert them into little coins … with which you will be able to pay the debts of your brothers –  to ransom them from the slavery of the human will, and make them enter … into the Kingdom of the Divine Will.” 

Rounds in the Divine Will, One with Luisa
foreword by Sr. Assunta

Nineteenth Hour

The soul follows Jesus, step by step, in Gethsemane, and is present during the three hours of agony in the Garden.

My Jesus, I want to relieve You by making my “I love You, I adore You, I bless You” flow in each drop of your Blood. My afflicted Jesus, You are entering into the sea of your Passion. Your steps are directed to the Garden of Gethsemane. I see that You prostrate Yourself to the ground, and You pray; but as You pray, pant, sigh, agonize and sweat Blood, everything comes before You – all pains and all sins, each of them carrying the mark of the deadly weapon of the human will that wages war against a God. Ah! yes, it is the human will that, with its weapons, puts the Divine Will into agony; it has kept It so for many centuries, and it still does. My agonizing Jesus, my poor heart cannot bear seeing You cast to the ground and wet with your own Blood; and because of this Blood, I ask You for the Kingdom of your Divine Will upon earth. Therefore, before You leave this Garden, give me your word – content this little child of Yours, and tell me that the triumph of your Divine Will will come.

“This agony of my Will is so painful, that my Humanity, which wanted to suffer it in the garden of Gethsemane, reached the point of seeking the help of my very apostles – but not even that I obtained; and the spasm was such that I sweat living blood. Feeling like succumbing under the enormous weight of the agony of my Divine Will, so long and terrible, I invoked the help of my Celestial Father, saying to Him: ‘Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from Me’. In all the other pains of my Passion, as atrocious as they were, I never said: ‘If it is possible, let this pain pass’. On the contrary, on the cross I cried out: ‘I thirst’ – I thirst for pains…” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 20, November 19, 1926)

The Twenty-Four Hours of The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

First Hour

[Luisa prays:] Jesus, Mama, keep me close to You; give me your love, your Will. Dart through my poor heart, hold me tightly in your arms; and together with You, O sweet Mother, I want to follow, step by step, adored Jesus, with the intention of giving Him comfort, relief, love and reparation for all.

Reflection by St. Anibale di Francia:

…If we do all this in the Will of God which contains all sweetnesses and all contentments in immense proportion, we will give to Jesus large sweet sips, so as to mitigate the poisoning which other creatures cause Him, and to console His Divine Heart.

Second Hour

[Luisa:] And now, O my Jesus, let my poor heart draw life from your Heart, that I may live only with your Heart; and in each offense You will receive, let me be ever ready to offer You a relief, a comfort, a reparation, an act of love, never interrupted.

Reflection by St. Anibale di Francia:

In our moments of darkness, do we place the intention of making the light of truth shine in others? And when we pray with fervor, do we place the intention of melting the ice of many hearts hardened in sin?

My Jesus, in order to compassionate You and relieve You from the total exhaustion in which You find Yourself, I rise up to Heaven and make your own Divinity my own; and placing It around You, I want to move all the offenses of creatures away from You. I want to offer You your Beauty to move the ugliness of sin away from You; your Sanctity to move away the horror of all those souls who make You feel repugnance, because they are dead to grace; your Peace to move the discords, the rebellions and the disturbances of all creatures away from You; your harmonies to relieve your hearing from the waves of many evil voices. My Jesus, I intend to offer You as many divine acts of reparation for as many offenses as assault You, almost wanting to give You death. I intend to give You life with your own acts. Then, O Jesus, I want to throw a wave of your Divinity upon all creatures, so that, at your divine contact, they may no longer dare to offend You.

Only in this way, O Jesus, will I be able to offer You compassion for all the offenses which You receive from creatures.

O Jesus, sweet Life of mine, may my prayers and my pains rise always toward Heaven, so as to let the light of grace rain upon all, and absorb your own Life in me.

“Those who are closest to Me are the purging souls…”

Dear friends, let the following passage spur us to take seriously the daily act of charity for the purging souls that the Holy Church presents to us from November 1-8. The requirements are described very clearly on this parish website.

Volume 4, January 16, 1901
Jesus Christ explains to (Luisa) the order of charity.

As I continued to see Him a little indignant with the world, I wanted to occupy myself with placating Him, but He distracted me by saying to me: “The charity most acceptable to Me is toward those who are closest to Me, and those who are closest to Me are the purging souls, because they are confirmed in my grace and there is no opposition between my Will and theirs. They live continuously in Me, they ardently love Me, and I am forced to see them suffer within Myself, impotent to give themselves the slightest relief on their own. Oh, how tortured my Heart is by the position of these souls, because they are not far away, but close to Me – not only close, but inside of Me! And how pleasing to my Heart one who interests himself with them. Suppose you had a mother or a sister who lived with you in a state of sorrow, incapable of helping themselves on their own, and then someone else, foreign, who lived outside of your house, also in a state of sorrows, but capable of helping himself by himself. Would you not be more pleased if someone occupied himself with relieving your mother or your sister, rather than the foreign one who can help himself on his own?” And I: ‘Certainly, O Lord!’

Then He added: “The second charity most acceptable to my Heart is for those who, though living on this earth, are almost like the purging souls – that is, they love Me, they always do my Will, they interest themselves with my things as if they were their own. Now, if these are oppressed, in need, in a state of sufferings, and someone occupies himself with relieving them and helping them, this is more pleasing to my Heart than if it were done to others.”

Then Jesus disappeared, and as I found myself inside myself, it seemed to me that those things did not go according to the truth. So, on coming back, my adorable Jesus made me understand that what He had told me was according to the truth. There was only something left to say about the members separated from Him, which are the sinners – that if one occupied himself with reuniting these members, this would be very acceptable to His Heart. The difference that exists is this: that if a sinner were oppressed, in the midst of a misfortune, and one occupied himself, not to convert him, but to relieve him and help him materially, the Lord would be more pleased if this were done for those who are in the order of grace. In fact, if these suffer, it is always a product, either of the love of God for them, or of their love for God; while if sinners suffer, the Lord sees in them the mark of guilt and of their obstinate will. This is how I seemed to understand; after all, I leave the judgment to those who have the right to judge me, whether this goes according to the truth or not. (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 4, January 16, 1901)

I was a little surprised when I first read this passage. There is much to masticate in it. The Church in her wisdom gives us a beautiful opportunity to please the Lord in our charity for the purging souls he loves so much.

In this next passage Luisa’s late confessor thanks Luisa for a certain prayer she prayed on his behalf after he passed.

Volume 12, March 14, 1919
Effects of a suffrage done in the Divine Will for a soul in purgatory

While I was in my usual state, I found myself outside of myself, and I saw a late Confessor of mine. A thought flashed into my mind: ‘Ask about that thing which you have not told the Confessor, whether you are obliged to tell it and therefore write it, or not.’ I asked him, telling him what the thing was, and he said to me: ‘Of course you are obliged.’ Then he added: ‘Once you did for me a beautiful suffrage. If you knew the good you did to me, the refreshment that I felt, the years that I paid off!’ And I: ‘I don’t remember. Tell me what it was, and I will repeat it for you.’ And he: ‘You immersed yourself in the Divine Volition, and took Its Power, the immensity of Its Love, the immense value of the pains of the Son of God and of all the divine qualities. Then you came to me and poured them upon me; and as you poured them, I received the bath of the Love that the divine power contains, the bath of the Beauty, the bath of the Blood of Jesus, and of all the divine qualities. Who can tell you the good you did to me? They were all baths which contained a divine power and immensity. Repeat it for me, repeat it for me!’ (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 12, March 14, 1919)

Here is the prayer extracted from original text. I think it makes a very good daily prayer, not just in November!

I immerse myself in the Divine Volition, and take Its Power, the immensity of Its Love, the immense value of the pains of the Son of God and of all the divine qualities, and pour them upon all souls from Adam to the last, and especially all the souls in purgatory, that they may receive the bath of the Love that the divine power contains, the bath of the Beauty, the bath of the Blood of Jesus, and of all the divine qualities, all baths which contain a divine power and immensity. I repeat this an infinite number of times for the love and glory of God. Amen. Fiat!

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord!

Blessed Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima!

Blessings on this glorious feast day dear friends! May our Lady, Queen of Peace and Queen of the Divine Will intercede for us all.

The Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will put out a newsletter which is always uplifting. The October 2022 newsletter has a wonderful teaching on How to pray the most perfect Rosary in the Divine Will. And if that is not enough, the sisters are also announcing some REALLY BIG NEWS!

Here is a link to their newsletter. May you be blessed and overjoyed, as I was. Fiat!

Blessed Canadian Thanksgiving in the Divine Will!

(Canadian) Thanksgiving blessings in the Divine Will dear brothers and sisters! Surely Thanksgiving can be seen as a feast day for us in the Divine Will, an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God in the name of all.

Gratitude is so trendy right now, but the trendy gratitude most often goes nowhere, or into “the Universe”. Let’s gather it up, put a bow on it, and in the name of all gift it to the One who alone deserves all thanks and praise. If they knew Him they would want us to do that, I’m pretty sure. Fiat!

Volume 12, January 9, 1920

“Therefore, my daughter, if you want to soothe my sorrow, come often into my Will and give Me, in the name of all, adoration, love, gratitude and thanksgiving for everything.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 12, January 9, 1920)

Volume 12, January 7, 1921

“Only the children of my Volition will accomplish everything in the FIAT; and in my FIAT, which will have life in them, I will receive complete love, glory, reparation, thanksgiving and praise, for everything and for everyone. My daughter, things return there where they come from: everything came out from the FIAT, and in the FIAT everything will return to Me. They will be few, but in the FIAT they will give Me everything.” (Ibid., Volume 12, January 7, 1921)

The Good Left Undone…Redone…

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Recently in a mea culpa moment, I missed an opportunity to do an act of charity. The person ahead of me in the grocery line was unable to pay for all her groceries and she had to put some back. I could have easily managed it but, I stopped short of offering to pay for the few items she could not afford. St. Paul said it best: I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do (Romans 7:19).

I was still beating myself up over it when I got home. Then I listened to the September 25, 2022 podcast of The Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will. The topic was—charity! Oh my, it was a dart to my guilty heart. But as the podcast progressed, I could see that the Lord was using my failure to do good, to teach me a higher lesson in the Divine Will.

Mother Gabrielle Marie started her talk by reminding us of what we learn in the writings of Luisa, that our Acts done in the Divine Will, such as breathing, eating, walking, etc., are acts of charity. And they are acts of charity that God uses to reach all souls of all time (including the woman in the checkout line). She also reminded us that if we stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about God in every situation, charity will come automatically. And then she added this critical piece, that all true charity must be done for love of Jesus. Put another way, if we don’t have the intention to serve Jesus in that person, we may be filling a temporary need for them, but there is no merit in it for us. In the Divine Will, intention is everything. Jesus is everything.

Then later in the talk she added that we can transform the whole world by just sitting in our house doing Acts and Rounds in the Divine Will. Each Act or Round goes around the whole world touching every soul—as much as they are open to it. Jesus does this in us. Our action is to desire. His action is to put that desire in motion. We just need to let Him do!

I did confess my sin at the first opportunity, but mistakes we don’t learn from are tragic mistakes. By pondering my transgression in the Divine Will (rather than dwelling on it in my will) I realized that the root of my mistake was that I was not consciously seeing the Divine Image in that woman – and every other shopper and clerk in the store. As Mother Gabrielle said, if I had done that, true charity would have come automatically, whether I could see its effects or not.

A parallel came to my mind of the scripture story of St. Peter healing the man who had been lame from birth. Peter said to him: I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk (Acts 3:6).

I have no silver or gold, meaning I am nothing and have nothing of value to offer. Any love I have is borrowed from the God who is All. What I can give to that dear child of God in the supermarket (after the fact), and all souls of all time, is what the Lord, Jesus Christ himself wants to give them more than anything—that they stand up and walk in the Order of Grace. And so, fusing myself into Jesus, I offer reparation to the Father for the sins of my life and hers, and all souls of all time, re-doing our lives in the Order of Grace, for His glory, our good, and the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.

And that, dear friends, is all things working together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Yes, even our (confessed) transgressions. Fiat!


Re-doing our life in the Divine Will

Supreme Majesty, I freely intend, through the Humanity of Jesus, to redo in the Divine Will every moment and act of my existence, from the moment I was conceived to the last act I will do, uniting my newly conceived little humanity to the newly conceived little humanity of Jesus. Taking life in the Will of God the Father, as Jesus took His, I bind all my wailings to His wailings, my every breath to His, and my every thought to His. That same life that Jesus lived for me, how He would have wanted me to live it, I make it my own, to repeat it, act by act, without letting even one of those which He lived escape. I repeat this for all souls of all time, all for the praise and glory of God Our Father, the salvation of souls and the coming of the kingdom of the Divine Will. Amen. Fiat

Adapted from https://en.luisapiccarretaofficial.org/news/acts-in-the-divine-will-union-with-jesus/405


 Volume 17, May 17, 1925

I fuse myself in the Order of Grace, in all that the SANCTIFIER has done and will do to those who are to be sanctified…I come to give love in return for everything which the SANCTIFIER does to those who are to be sanctified. I come to enter into the Order of Grace, to give glory and return of love, as if all had become Saints, and to repair You for all the opposition and lack of correspondence to Grace…I make my own (Lord Jesus) Your Sorrow, Your secret Moans, Your anguishing Sighs in the depths of the hearts, on seeing Yourself unwelcome. SPIRIT SANCTIFIER, hurry, I implore You, I beg You, let everyone know Your Will, so that, in knowing IT, they may love IT and welcome Your prime Act of their complete sanctification – which is Your Holy Will! (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 17, May 17, 1925)


From the Twentieth Hour of the Passion:

O Jesus, I thank You for everything, and in the name of all, I raise to You a hymn of eternal and infinite thanksgiving. O my Jesus, I intend to offer You everything You have suffered in your Most Holy Person, to give You all the glory that the creatures would have given You, had they conformed their lives to Yours. []

O my Jesus, I kiss your most holy left hand; I thank You for all that You have suffered for me, for all the times You have placated the Divine Justice, satisfying for everything! I kiss your right hand, and I thank You for all the good You have done, and You do, for all. In a special way, I thank You for the works of Creation, of Redemption and of Sanctification. I ask your forgiveness in the name of all, for all the times we have been ungrateful at your benefits, for our many works done without upright intention. In reparation for all these offenses, I intend to give You all the perfection and sanctity of your works, to give You all the glory that the creatures would have given You, had they corresponded to all of these benefits.

O my Jesus, I kiss your Most Sacred Heart, and I thank You for all You have suffered, desired and yearned for, for love of all and for each one in particular. I ask your forgiveness for the many evil desires, and for the affections and tendencies which are not good – forgiveness, O Jesus, for many who place your love after the love of creatures. And to give You all the glory that these have denied You, I offer You everything that your most adorable Heart has done and continues to do. (L. Piccarreta, The Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ)

Dream: The Coach…

I recently had a dream about St. Peter, and not really what you’d expect. It was cute, almost comical, but with a deep message.

The only person I could see in the dream was St. Peter. He appeared as a youngish man with dark hair and a dark beard. I saw him in heaven, looking intently down at us. While watching us, he paced around, bursting with excitement. And what was it about us that captivated him—world events, catastrophes, earthly dramas? Not at all! It was our acts and rounds done in the Divine Will! I understood that what he was so eagerly anticipating was the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.

His excited pacing reminded me of a minor league hockey coach during Game 7, in sudden-death overtime. His heart is on the ice with the kids. He is hyper-alert to every shush of the blade, every movement, breath, and heartbeat. It is the final hour and everything is on the line for the team, that is, Team Luisa. The coach has every confidence that this little team will be victorious. Indeed, they cannot lose, and he cannot wait!

Now St. Peter was the only person I could see in the dream, but he wasn’t the only person in the dream. Jesus was there too; I could feel his Presence. He was monitoring the saint with a good measure of repressed amusement, like an indulgent parent. Referring to the promised Divine Will Era, Jesus said to me: “St. Peter will be the first to cheer when it happens.”

That was the end of the dream. It may have been short, but it left me a great deal to ponder.

First, I had never considered that St. Peter would be so eagerly awaiting the New Era, but it makes perfect sense. He was after all the first pope, a simple fisherman to whom Jesus entrusted the unimaginable responsibility of building, loving, and caring for His Bride, the Church. Tragically, in these end times, the Bride is bleeding badly and dressed in tatters. But now that St. Peter sees Team Luisa trained and in act, he can’t take his eyes off us. Of course he is keenly interested in our acts and rounds, because Jesus has deemed them necessary in bringing about the fulfillment of the Our Father Prayer! Of course St. Peter will be the first to cheer when it happens! It is what he and Jesus have been longing for. At long last the vindication and purification of the Bride is at hand!

Another train of thought emerged after that little dream. I was kind of surprised that St. Peter’s unrepeatable personality was very much in evidence, even in heaven, even in a dream about heaven. It seemed to me that Jesus took great delight in that personality, now perfected in the Divine Will.

We take a lot of things for granted down here, and I had never really meditated on our personalities as an eternally ordained gift from God, nor pondered the delight he takes in that gift of our uniqueness, or that our personality would follow us into heaven. Here on earth, our fallen personalities are often the cause of pain and suffering for God, ourselves, and those around us. But in heaven, perfectly united with the Divine Will, we become our truest, most magnificent, unrepeatable selves, to our eternal joy and God’s glory!

Let us pray

Uncreated Power you have made each one of us unique and unrepeatable. In the Divine Will, I love you and thank you that we are so fearfully and wonderfully made. In particular I want to thank you for the gift of all the unique personalities in all the souls that have ever existed, including my own. I want to repair with your own Divine Will for all the ways our fallen personalities, distorted by sin, have caused pain and sorrow to you, our brothers and sisters, and all creation. I am so sorry, beloved Father, and offer you the reparations of Jesus, Mary, and Luisa, for your Glory and for the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.

I also intend to redo in the Divine Will all the acts Simon Peter did while he was on earth including his glorious martyrdom, as well as all acts of all souls of all time. O Lord, please multiply and magnify this prayer for your glory, for the good of all and for the coming of your kingdom. Fiat!

St. Peter pray for us, the little children of Team Luisa. In the Divine Will, coach us to our guaranteed victory, for the glory of God and the good of all souls! Amen. Fiat!

Seek first the kingdom…

Seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. (Matthew 6:33)

In the passage below from Volume 14, Jesus highlights the contrast between our human way of thinking and praying, and that of living, acting, and praying in the Divine Will. I don’t know about you, but I need such reminders of how infinitely superior Acts and Rounds in the Divine Will are compared to prayers done in the human will.

In this passage Luisa represents us well! Notice how her human will wants to single out a particular soul to pray for, and how Jesus not only reprimands but illuminates her–and us!

Volume 14, March 10, 1922
Universal effects produced by the acts done in the Divine Will. One who lives in the Divine Will is queen of all.

I was doing the Hours of the Passion and, according to my usual way, I was pouring myself into the Holy Will of God, offering them for the good of all; but my will, as though wanting to appropriate them, very often would say: ‘My Jesus, in a special way for help, relief and liberation of this soul…’ And my sweet Jesus, reprimanding me, told me: “My daughter, everything that one does in my Will is like Sun that diffuses to all; and as one prays in my Will, offering my Blood, my pains, my wounds, these convert into as many rays of light which diffuse to all. They descend rapidly into the deepest prison of Purgatory and turn their pains and darkness into light. Therefore, it can be the same for everyone; and if there may be a difference, it can never be on the part of the one who gives, but of those who receive, according to the dispositions of each one. It happens as to the Sun, which gives light to all equally; it hits and warms one point of the earth just as any other. But who profits from this? Those who work. Which land produces fruit? That in which seeds have been sowed. Any other land, in spite of the light of the Sun, remains infertile. Therefore, distinctions do not exist in my Will; by Itself, It runs, It diffuses, and wants to give Itself to all – whoever wants, can take of It.”

I remained afflicted on hearing this, and Jesus added: “Ah! You would like to act like the Sun, if It wanted to concentrate Its light and Its heat in one point more strongly, to be able to warm it and illuminate it so much as to convert that point into the Sun itself; while it continues its regular course over all other things.” And I: ‘Yes, yes, it’s exactly this – it is the weight of gratitude that pushes me to this.’ Jesus smiled in hearing me, and He continued: “If this is the case, then go ahead and do it. But you must know that since my Will dominates everything, is everywhere, sustains everyone, is known in Heaven, on earth and even by demons, there is no one who can oppose It. In the same way, the soul who does my Will must dominate everything, be everywhere, sustain everything, and I want her to be known by all.”

And I: ‘My Love, I am known by no one. And He: “How is it – you are known by no one?! All angels and saints know you – one by one – and they anxiously await your operating in my Will, like a divine note, and the most harmonious one, which flows over everything they have done in life, to give them greater splendor and contentment. All purging souls know you, as they feel over themselves the continuous refreshment that the working in my Will brings. The demons know you from the power of my Will which they feel in you. And if the earth does not know you for now, it will know you later on.

It happens to one who does my Will, and I act with her, just as I did with my Celestial Mama: I constituted Her Queen of all, and I commanded all to recognize Her and honor Her as their Queen; and I commanded Her to crush with Her foot the head of the infernal dragon. So I do with those who live in my Will: everything is under their dominion, and there is no good which does not come from them.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 14, March 10, 1922)

This passage has many layers that need to be masticated well.

We have been given the unimaginable privilege of being called to participate in bringing about the Third Fiat. We know the importance of doing our Acts and Rounds done in the Divine Will. We know they are infinitely more important than prayers for individuals. We know they will have infinitely more effect not only on those individuals we are concerned about, but also on all individuals at the same time. But are we living as if we know it?

The Lord is intimately aware of the deepest desires of our hearts. We don’t have to remind him continuously that so-and-so still hasn’t converted! We must know and believe that he loves that soul far more than we do. Jesus I trust in you. Pray it till you mean it!

The Scripture verse above says it very succinctly: “Seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.”

I once felt the Lord speak this Word to my heart: “You take care of my business and I’ll take care of yours.” His “business” is souls and the Divine Will.  There is nothing he wants more than that the Divine Will reign on earth as it does in heaven. As the first children of the Divine Will, His priority must be our priority.

Friends, we all have individuals we are praying for, but the most important thing we can do for them and for all is to do our Acts and Rounds in the Divine Will faithfully and attentively.

To paraphrase Padre Pio: Do your Acts, do your Rounds, and don’t worry!

Jesus I trust in you. Fiat!

Blessed Feast Day of the Divine Will!

Blessed Feast Day of the Divine Will, dear friends. Here is a glorious passage from Volume 36 in which Jesus tells us something of the debt of gratitude we owe to Our Beautiful Mother for her continuous and unending Fiat!

O Jesus, King of Mercy, thank you for the gift of your Mama to us, and for the Gift of Living in the Divine Will that you are offering to us. May your Kingdom come and your adorable holy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Fiat!

Volume 36, August 15, 1938

The Feast of Assumption is the Most Beautiful, the Most Sublime Feast.  It is the Feast of the Divine Will Operating in the Heavenly Queen.

While my mind was swimming in the Sea of the Divine Will, I stopped at the Act in which my Mother and Queen was Assumed into Heaven.   How many Wonders, how many Enrapturing Surprises of Love.  And my sweet Jesus, as if He felt the need to speak about His Celestial Mother, all festive told me: “My blessed daughter, today is the Feast of Assumption.  This is the Most Beautiful, the Most Sublime, the Greatest Feast, in which We remain Glorified, Loved and Honored the most!  Heaven and earth are Invested with an Unusual Joy, never before felt.  The Angels and the Saints feel as if Invested with New Joys and New Happiness, and they all praise with New Songs the Sovereign Queen who, in her Empire, Rules over all, giving Joy to all!

“Today is the Feast of feasts—the Unique One, the New One, which was never repeated again. Today, the Day of the Assumption, celebrated for the first time the Divine Will Operating in the Sovereign Queen and Lady; the Marvels are Enchanting in each of Her smallest Acts, even in Her breathing, in Her motion.  Many of Our Divine Lives can be seen flowing in Her Act as many Kings that, more than bright suns, inundate—surround and embellish Her—making Her so Beautiful as to form the Enchantment of the Celestial Regions.  Do you think it’s nothing that each one of Her breaths, motions, works and Pains were filled with many of Our Divine Lives?  This is exactly the Great Prodigy of My Will Operating in the creature:  to form a Divine Life for each time It could enter the motion and the acts of the creature.  Then, since My Fiat possesses the Virtue of Bilocation and Repetition—doing again and again without ceasing everything She does—so the Great Lady feels these Divine Lives multiplied within herself, that do nothing other than further extend Her Seas of Love, Beauty, Power and Infinite Wisdom!  You must know that the Divine Lives She possesses are so Great and so many that, upon entering Heaven, they crowded the whole Celestial Region and, being impossible to contain them, they filled the whole Creation as well.  Therefore, there is no place where Her Seas of Love and Power do not flow, along with the many of Our Lives of which She is Possessor and Queen.

“We can say that She Dominates Us and that We Dominate Her.  By clothing Herself with Our Immensity, Power and Love, she populated all Our Attributes with Her Acts and with the many of Our Divine Lives that She had Conquered!  Therefore, from every place and everywhere, We feel Ourselves being Loved and Glorified—inside and outside of Ourselves, from within all created things, in the most remote hiding places—by this Celestial Creature and by those same Divine Lives that Our Fiat formed in Her.  O! Power of Our Will, only You can do such Prodigies to make Us Loved and Glorified as We deserve and want—to the extent of Creating many of Our Lives in the one who lets You Dominate.  This is why She can give Her God to all, because She possesses Him.  Even more, when She sees a creature disposed to receive Our Will, without losing one of Our Divine Lives, She has the Virtue of Reproducing, from within these Divine Lives that She possesses, yet another of Our Divine Lives to give to whomever she wants. 

“This Virgin Queen is a continuous Prodigy.  What She did on earth, She continues in Heaven; because, when the Divine Will Operates, both in the creature and in Ourselves, her acts never end, and, while remaining in It, they can be given to all.  Does the sun, perhaps, cease to give its light to the human generation because it has given too much of it?  Not at all.  Even if it has given much, it is always rich in its light, and does not lose a single drop of it.  Therefore, the Glory of this Queen is Insuperable because She possesses Our Operating Will, that has the Virtue of forming in the creature Eternal and Infinite Acts.  She Loves Us always and Unceasingly with Our Lives that She possesses. She Loves Us with Our own Love.  She Loves us everywhere.  Her Love fills Heaven and earth and runs to pour Itself inside Our Divine Womb.  And We Love Her so much that We cannot Live without Loving Her.  While, in Loving Us, She Loves all, making everyone Love Us.  How could We resist and not give her anything She wants?  It is Our own Will that asks for what She wants, tying Us with Its Eternal Bonds so that We can refuse her nothing.  This is why the Feast of the Assumption is the Most Beautiful one:  it is the Feast of My Will Operating in this Great Lady, making Her so rich and Beautiful that the Heavens cannot contain Her.  Even the Angels remain speechless, and don’t know how to describe what My Will does in the creature.”

After this, while my mind remained stupefied in thinking about the Great Prodigies that the Divine Fiat Worked and continues to Work in the Celestial Queen, my beloved Jesus added: “My daughter, Her Beauty is Unreachable.  It enchants, it charms, it Conquers.  Her Love is such that She offers Herself to all, Loving all—leaving behind her Seas of Love.  She can be called Queen of Love, Winner of Love, because She Loved much, and through Love She won her God.  You must know that, by doing his will, man broke the bonds with his Creator and with all created things.  By the Power of Our Fiat, that She possessed, this Heavenly Queen tied her Creator to the creatures; tied all beings together—United them—put them back in Order and with Her Love, gave New Life to the human generations.  Her Love was so Great as to cover and hide, inside Its Seas, weaknesses, evils, sins—the creatures themselves.  O! If this Holy Virgin did not possess so much Love, it would be difficult for Us to look at the earth.  Only Her Love makes Us look at It, but We want to give Our Will to Reign in the middle of the creatures because She wants it so.  She wants to give to her children what She possesses, and by Love She will Win Us and Her children.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 36, August 15, 1938)