The Celestial Queen, Part II…

“Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God (Acts 12:5).”

Blessings dear friends. You likely have already heard about the Holy Father’s call that for the month of May all Catholics will unite in a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Catholic News Agency has this article about it with links to the liturgy guide, which includes a list of the 30 different Marian shrines worldwide that will host the rosary during the month. It’s a big commitment, but if you don’t think you can manage it 30 days in a row, why not partner with some family or friends to make sure at least one of you is participating each day. And don’t forget to pray fused into Jesus in the Divine Will in the name of all from Adam to the last.

Mary, Queen of the Divine Will pray for us! Fiat!

And from the Book of Heaven:

Volume 19, April 28, 1926

I was thinking to myself:  ‘When my sweet Jesus speaks of His Will, He often unites with It the Sovereign Queen of Heaven or the Creation.  He seems to delight so much in speaking of both one and the other that He keeps looking for opportunities, pretexts and devices in order to manifest what His Most Holy Will does, both in the Celestial Mama and in the Creation.’ 

Now, while I was thinking of this, my lovable Jesus moved in my interior, and, all tenderness, squeezed me to Himself and told me:  “My daughter, if I do so, I have strong reasons.  You must know that only in the Creation and in my Celestial Mama has my Will remained ever intact, and has kept Its field of action free.  Therefore, having to call you to live in my Will as one of them, I had to propose them to you as examples – as an image for you to imitate.  So, in order to be able to do great things, in such a way that all may perceive that good, unless they did not want to, the first thing is that my Will must act wholly in the soul.

Look at Creation – how my Will is whole in it.  And because It is whole, Creation remains always in its place and contains the fullness of that good with which it was created.  This is why it remains always new, noble, pure, fresh, and can share the good it possesses with all.  But the beautiful thing is that while it gives itself to all, it loses nothing, and remains always the same, just as it was created by God.  What has the sun lost by giving so much light and heat to the earth?  Nothing.  What have the azure heavens lost by remaining extended in the atmosphere, or the earth by producing so many and so various plants?  Nothing.  And so with all the things created by Me.  Oh! in what an admirable way does Creation sing that saying about Me:  ‘He is ever old and ever new’.  So, my Will in Creation is center of life, is fullness of good, is order and harmony; It keeps all things in the place wanted by It.  Where can you find a more beautiful example, a more perfect image of the living in my Will, if not in Creation?  This is why I call you to live in the midst of created things as their sister, that you may learn to live in the Supreme Volition, and you too may remain in the place wanted by Me, to be able to enclose within yourself the fullness of good that my Will wants to enclose in you, so that whoever wants it, may take of that good.  And since you are endowed with reason, you must surpass them all, and requite your Creator in love and glory for each created thing, as if they were all endowed with reason.  So, you will be the substitutor for all Creation, and Creation will be a mirror for you in which you can reflect yourself in order to copy the living in my Will, so that you may not move from your place.  It will be your guide and teacher, giving you the highest and most perfect lessons in the living in my Will.

But the one who surpasses all is my Celestial Mama.  She is the new heaven, the most refulgent sun, the brightest moon, the most flowery earth; She encloses everything – everything within Herself.  If each created thing encloses the fullness of its own good received by God, my Mama encloses all goods together, because, since She is endowed with reason and my Will lived wholly in Her, the fullness of grace, of light, of sanctity, grew in every instant.  Every act She did was suns and stars that my Will formed in Her.  So, She surpassed the whole Creation; and my Will, whole and permanent in Her, did the greatest thing and impetrated the longed for Redeemer.  This is why my Mama is Queen in the midst of Creation – because She surpassed everything, and my Will found in Her the nourishment of Her reason, which made It live as whole and permanent in Her.  There was highest accord, they held each other’s hand, there was not one fiber of Her Heart, or word or thought, over which my Will did not possess Its Life.  And what can a Divine Will not do?  It can do everything.  There is no power It lacks, or thing It cannot do.  Therefore it can be said that my Mama did everything; and everything that all others together could not do, nor will be able to do, She did by Herself.

Therefore, do not be surprised if I point out to you the Creation and the Sovereign Queen, because I must point out to you the most perfect examples in which my Will has perennial life, and has never found an obstacle to Its field of divine action, in order to be able to operate things worthy of Itself.  My daughter, if you want my Supreme Fiat to reign as It does in Heaven – which is the greatest thing that is left for Us to do for the human generations – let my Will have the place of sovereign in you, and live as whole and permanent.  Do not be concerned about anything else, be it your incapacity, or the circumstances, or the new things which may arise around you, because as my Will reigns in you, they will serve as raw material and nourishment so that my Fiat may have Its fulfillment.”

Afterwards, I was thinking to myself:  ‘It is true that my Queen Mama made the greatest of sacrifices, which no one else has made – that is, not even wanting to know Her own will, but only that of God; and through this She embraced all sorrows, all pains, up to the heroism of sacrifice, sacrificing Her own Son in order to do the Supreme Will – but once She made this sacrifice, everything She suffered afterwards was the effect of Her first act.  Nor did She have to struggle as we do, in different circumstances, in unforeseen encounters, in unexpected losses… It is a constant struggle, to the point of making our hearts bleed for fear that we might surrender to our own belligerent human wills.  How much attention one must have, so that the Supreme Will may always keep Its place of honor and Its supremacy over everything; and many times this struggle is harsher than the pain itself.’

But while I was thinking of this, my lovable Jesus moved in my interior, telling me:  “My daughter, you are wrong.  The maximum sacrifice of my Mama was not only one, but they were so great and so many – for as many as were the sorrows, the pains, the circumstances and the encounters to which Her existence and Mine were exposed.  Pains were always doubled in Her, because my pains were Hers – more than Her own pains.  Besides, my wisdom did not change direction with my Mama; in each pain She was to receive, I always asked Her whether She wanted to accept it, in order to hear that ‘Fiat’ being repeated to Me in each pain, in each circumstance, and even in each heartbeat of Hers.  That ‘Fiat’ resounded so sweet, gentle and harmonious to Me, that I wanted to hear It being repeated in every instant of Her life.  This is why I would always ask Her:  ‘Mama, do you want to do this?  Do you want to suffer this pain?’  And my Fiat would bring Her the seas of the goods It contains, and would make Her understand the intensity of the pain She was accepting.  This understanding, through divine light, of that which, step by step, She was to suffer, gave Her such martyrdom as to infinitely surpass the struggle which creatures suffer.  In fact, since the seed of sin was missing in Her, the seed of the struggle was missing, and so my Will had to find another device, that She might not be inferior to the other creatures in suffering, because, having to acquire by justice the right of Queen of Sorrows, She was to surpass in suffering all creatures together.

How many times have you yourself not experienced this – that while you felt no struggle within you, as my Will would make you understand the pains It inflicted upon you, you would remain petrified by the intensity of the pain; and while you were undone in that pain, you were the tiny little lamb in my arms, ready to accept yet more pains to which my Will would want you to be submitted.  Ah, did you not suffer more than in the struggle itself?  The struggle is a sign of vehement passions, while my Will, if It brings suffering, gives intrepidness; and with the knowledge of the intensity of the pain, It gives one such merit that only a Divine Will can give.  Therefore, just as I act with you – that in everything I want from you, first I ask you whether you want it, whether you accept it – so I did with my Mama.  This, so that the sacrifice may be always new, and may give Me the opportunity to converse with the creature, to be with her, and my Volition may have Its field of divine action in the human will.”

The Celestial Queen of the Divine Will…

Blessings all. May is just a few days away, and there is no better way to honor Our Lady in May than to spend 33 days at her feet listening and learning from her through her conversation with Luisa found in “The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will”. I know of a few people for whom this document was a major turning point on their Divine Will journey. I know of no one who has not been touched by it on a deep level. Many people read it year-round.

We are only beginning to understand the role of Our Lady in the fulfillment of God’s plan for humanity. For my part, I find every new knowledge more stunning than the last. Recently a friend recommended that I listen to Fr. Tim Sokol’s series of short talks on “How to pray in the Divine Will” found on the Queen of the Divine Will website. There are seven talks in the series, each less than 10 minutes long. I was struck by the following comment Fr. Sokol made in Talk #5 and wanted to share it with you. This comment (which I transcribed as best I could) is on the topic of the “Fourth Disposition (necessary for living in the Divine Will): Our Promise and Our Lady”:

Fr. Tim Sokol: “The promise is that we have to say Yes to God. We have to give our fiat. We have to say to the Lord, Yes I want this kingdom, I want you to do your will in me. The promise Jesus says that he wants from us as we enter and begin this is: Promise you will never do your own will again. Now I just picked up this pen and that was my own will. It seems impossible (never to do your own will) but it’s not. It’s not impossible, because in the writings He tells us it is Our Lady who will enable us to keep the promise. It’s Our Lady, he says, who will form us in the Divine Will. It’s Our Lady who will take us by the hand—and you’ll see this even in the Queen of Heaven book—and lead us step by step, she says, into the Will of God. So we know that it’s a journey and it’s a process…of saying no to ourself, of saying yes to God, of…putting our sinfulness aside, becoming holy. All of that is part of the process. And Luisa spent many years…it seems the first 20 years or so of her life, and she still wasn’t in the Divine Will, but she was learning and she was growing and she was overcoming her sinfulness. The other thing that Our Lady says, which is the most beautiful of all, she says, when you fail, when you do an act of your own will and even when you sin, she says, if you put the act on my lap, I will cover it with my own merits, and convert it into an act of Divine Will. So the merits that we’re lacking because of our actions, she’ll put hers on. So, what a Mother we have! …And if you ever take your sight off of Our Lady, and think you’re going to get into this kingdom, I don’t think so. She is going to be the Mother of the Divine Will. Our Lord says in the 35th Volume of Luisa that Our Lady is forming her cohorts, her children on earth and that she herself will lift them up and take them to heaven and present them to God.”

And here is an excerpt from the Book of Heaven which confirms what Fr. Sokol said about Our Lady’s gloriously privileged place in the Kingdom of the Divine Will…

Volume 35, August 9, 1937

“My Celestial Mother, from the moment She existed, possessed the Life of My Divine Fiat.  We Love each other with One Love, and We Love the creature with a twin Love. 

“Our Love for Her is such that, just as We have Our Hierarchy of Angels in Heaven as well as the various orders of Saints, the Great Lady—Celestial Empress and Owner of the Great Inheritance of Our Will—will call Her own children to possess Her Inheritance when Our Kingdom will be established on earth.  We will give Her the Great Glory of having Her form the New Hierarchy that will be similar to the nine choirs of Angels.  So, She will have the choir of Seraphim, of Cherubim and so forth, as well as the New Order of the Saints who Lived in Her Inheritance.   After She will have formed them on earth She will take them to Heaven, surrounding Herself with the New Hierarchy, the Newborn in the Divine Fiat, Reborn in Her own Love—those who Lived in Her Inheritance.

“This will be the Fulfillment of the Work of Creation—Our ‘Consumatum est.’ We will have the Kingdom of Our Will among creatures, thanks to the Celestial Heir who wanted to give Her Life for each of them, to make It Reign.  How glorified and Happy We will be, because the Sovereign Queen will have Her own Hierarchy just as We keep Ours; even more so, since Our own Hierarchy will be Hers too, while Hers will be Ours, because all that is done in Our Will is inseparable.

“If you knew how much this Celestial Queen Loves the souls.  She, faithful copy of Her Creator, looks inside Herself and finds Her Seas of Love, Grace, Sanctity, Beauty and Light; then She looks at the creatures and wants to give all of Herself with all Her Seas, so that creatures may have their Mama with all Her Riches.  Having to see Her children poor, while their Mother is so rich—and only because they do not Live in the Inheritance of their Mother… it is such a Pain… She would like to see them inside Her Seas of Love, Loving their Creator as She does, hidden inside Her Sanctity, embellished by Her Beauty, filled with Her Grace.  But not seeing them there—if She wasn’t in the state of Glory, in which pains cannot have place—She would die of pure Pain for each creature who does not Live in the Divine Will.  Therefore, She prays unceasingly.  She places all Her Seas in Prayer, to beseech that the Divine Will be done on earth as It is in Heaven.

“Our Love is such that, by the virtue of Our Will, She Bilocates Herself within each creature, to prepare the interior of her soul, synchronizing her with Her Maternal Heart, squeezing her in Her Arms, to dispose her to receive the Life of the Divine Fiat.  O, how much She prays, in every single heart, to Our Adorable Majesty, saying:  ‘Hurry up.  My Love can no longer be contained.  I want to see My children Living together with Me in that same Divine Will that forms all of My Glory, My Richness, My Great Inheritance.  Trust me, and I will know how to defend My children and Your own Will, which is also Mine.’

“The Love of this Celestial Queen and Mother is Insuperable.  Only in Heaven will creatures know how much She Loves them and how much She has done for them.  Her most exuberant, magnanimous and Greatest Act is in wanting them to possess the Kingdom of My Will as She possesses It.  O, what wouldn’t the Celestial Lady do to obtain this Purpose!  You too, Unite with Her, and pray for a Purpose so Holy.”

Tomorrow I will post a few more excerpts from the Book of Heaven to increase our thirst for intimacy with our Mama, Celestial Queen of the Divine Will.

Fiat!

Greater than Nineveh…

Blessings dear friends. I was listening to Fr. Celso’s talk #5 on Step 6 (part 2) of the Six Steps of Living in the Divine Will. Beginning after the 30-minute mark he discusses the following passage:

Volume 36, July 6, 1938

“My daughter, as the creature calls My Divine Will in her Acts – in her Prayer – My Divine Will Repeats that Act together with her, Praying together with the creature; …Oh! how Beautiful it is to see It Praying in Its Divine Way, and with Its Creative Virtue that Imposes Itself on All, Making Everything Pray.  This Prayer Imposes Itself on Our Divine Attributes, Making Us Pour Rains of Mercy, Graces, Forgiveness and Love.  It is sufficient to Know that it is Our Prayer, to say: ‘It can Give Everything’.”

Fr. Celso mentions briefly how this ties in to the Command Prayer that we should all learn and use often. If we are living and praying in the Divine Will, there is no difference between our prayer and His Command. Fr. Celso goes on to say we should pray often for a sign “greater than Nineveh”, meaning, a worldwide repentance, which results in God remitting the punishment due to sin, bringing forth a glorious new era, the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Now that’s a prayer intention!!! Fiat!

Volume 34, May 20, 1936

My poor mind continues to go around in the acts of the Divine Will; and I thought to myself:  ‘What is the difference between one who calls the Divine Will into her acts, and those who do good works but do not call It, do not give It the first place in their acts.’  And my sweet Jesus, making me His short little visit, told me:  “My daughter, there is no comparison between the two.  The first, by calling my Will into her acts, strips herself of what is human and forms the void in her human will in which to give place to Mine; and Mine embellishes, sanctifies, forms Its light within that void; then It pronounces Its creating Fiat and calls to life Its divine operating within the human; and the creature not only participates, but becomes the owner of the divine act, which possesses the Power, the Immensity, the Sanctity and the Divine value that is never extinguished.  Therefore, in one in whom Our Will reigns We look and find Our very Selves and Our own acts that honor Us and form a crown around Us.  On the other hand, with those who do good works, but are not animated by Our Will, We do not find Ourselves, but the finite act of the creature; and since We can’t really keep anything of whatever good they may do, We give them the merit as recompense.  A recompense is not a property that can always produce, therefore they are symbolized by those who live one day to the next, who, though they may get by with the salary they receive, never become rich; they have always the need to get paid for their work in order to live; and if they don’t work, they are in danger of dying of hunger – that is, of not feeling the satiety of good, the life of the virtues, but rather, the squalid misery of passions.  On the contrary, for one who lives in Our Volition, everything is abundance.  We say to her:  ‘Take whatever you want, and as much as you can take.  Even more, We place at your disposal Our riches, Our light, Our Sanctity, Our Love, because what is Ours is yours, and what is yours is Ours – there is nothing left to do than for Us to live and operate together’.”

Volume 36, July 11, 1938

I am always in the arms of the Divine Volition, and as I was writing I felt the weight of the great sacrifice of writing, and I offered it to my dear Jesus, to obtain that the Divine Will may be known, wanted and Loved by all.  Oh! How much I would give my life to let It be known by all. 

Since I was suffering, with difficulty I continued to write, and my sweet Jesus, to give me Strength, told me: “My blessed daughter, Courage, I am with you; I am so pleased when you write that, for each word you write, I give you a kiss, a hug and one of My Divine Lives, as a Gift. Do you know why?  Because I see, copied in these Writings, Our Life of Eternal Love, the copy of Our Operating Divine Will.  Also, Our Love, repressed for six thousand years, bursts out, and finds relief for Our Flames, in making known how much It Loves the creature; to the extent that It wants to give her Its own Will as Life. This, so that on both sides we can say: what is mine is yours. 

“Only then True Love is satisfied, when It can say:  ‘We Love each other with equal Love.  What I want she wants.  If there were any disparity of Love, it would make both of us unhappy, and if one wanted something and the other something else, the Union, the Love would cease.  Since My Love is True Love, knowing that the creature has a limited love and will, We can say that we Love each other with one Love, that we have only one Will.  If one doesn’t become the will of the other, True Love doesn’t exist and cannot arise.  Therefore, you should be Happy to be used for the Outpouring of My Love—for many centuries repressed—and for the refreshment of My Flames that are such as to make Me delirious.  So, let’s Love each other with one Love and let’s say together: ‘What you want I want.’ Say:  ‘Jesus, dissolve my will into Yours, and give me Yours to Live.’”

Then, after we promised each other to Live of one Will, my beloved Jesus added with more Tenderness: “My good daughter, you must know that the Power of each act done in My Will is such that it opens a way to Heaven for oneself, and others who follow.  Therefore every act is a way that leads to Heaven.  All these ways, coming down from Heaven, braid the earth; they spread everywhere and become safe paths and safe guides for anyone who wants to enter, guiding her up to the Womb of her Creator.  See then, what an act in My Will can do:  it is one more way that opens between Heaven and earth.  How Beautiful it is Living in My Will.  The act is not only a way but, as the soul is about to do it, the Divine Breath descends into it and, blowing, fills all Creation with Its Omnipotent Breath.  Everybody feels the Refreshment, the Love and the Power of the Creative Breath, that has the Power to enclose everyone and everything, embalming with Its Divine and Celestial Air My Operating Will, within Ourselves as much as in the creature.  It makes Wonders to the extent that It can say: ‘I am a Divine Act, I can do anything.’ 

“There is no Greater Honor that We can give to the creatures, and no Glory We can receive from the creatures that makes Us more Glorified, Happy and Triumphant, than letting Our Will Operate in their act.  We feel locked in her act, while still being free to Operate in the human circle as only God can.  Doing this is an Exuberant Love for Us:  We Love Our Act in which We see the Action of Our Power and Unreachable Beauty, Our Sanctity, Love and Goodness, covering all, kissing and embracing everybody in Our Divine Qualities:  how not to Love such a Great Act?  We Love she who called Us and gave Us her act, allowing Us to do an Act so Great:  how not to Love her?  She, who served as Our Bearer, to Operate so many of Our Wonders.  What wouldn’t We give to her, and who could ever refuse her anything?  It is sufficient to tell you that one who Lives in Our Will leaves everyone behind.  She is first in Sanctity, Beauty and Love.  We can feel Our Echo, Our Breath in hers; she doesn’t pray for, but takes what she wants from Our Divine Treasures.  Therefore, cherish always in your heart to Live in Our Divine Will.”

Oh glory! Come Divine Will! Fiat!

Two videos…

Dear friends, if you have listened to Fr. Celso’s talks at https://www.queenofthedivinewill.org, you will likely have heard him mention Bruno and the apparitions of Our Lady of Revelation. Bruno was a great sinner (“the worst sinner” according to Our Lady) who had made plans to assassinate the Pope. In 1947, Our Lady appeared to him and changed his life forever. The apparitions were later approved by Pope Saint Paul VI and Pope Saint John Paul II.

I had never heard of this apparition before, so I was delighted to see a video linked on Spirit Daily with regard to this apparition (28 minutes), featuring the testimony of Bruno himself.

Fr. Celso notes that this apparition providentially occurred 40 days after Luisa’s death. One of the things Our Lady told Bruno is that “Time has now come to an end.” Fr. Celso explains it is not the end of the world, but the end of the era, and, we know now, the beginning of the reign of the Divine Will on earth as in heaven.

May His kingdom come and come quickly. Fiat!

The second video that came to my inbox today was from a speaker I highly respect, Chris Stefanick from reallifecatholic.com. I find his videos to be full of Christian joy. It reminds me of how a Christian is meant to spread the Gospel, by always being ready to make our defense to anyone who demands from us an account of the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). In this 4 minute video, MASKS (What I REALLY think of them), he encourages us to remember our call to Christian charity. Christians let us love one another. Fiat!

The Twenty-Third Hour…

Friends, in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy it seems fitting to post an excerpt from the Twenty-third Hour of the Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Twenty-third Hour, 3 to 4 PM

Jesus, dead, is pierced by the thrust of a lance.

O my Jesus, what can love not do? Love is life, and with my love I want to give You life; and if mine is not enough, give me your love. With your love, I will be able to do anything – yes, I will be able to give life to your Most Holy Humanity. O my Jesus, even after your death You want to show me that You love me, prove your love for me, and give me a refuge, a shelter, in your Sacred Heart. Therefore, pushed by a supreme force, to be assured of your death, a soldier rips your Heart open with a lance, opening a profound wound. And You, my Love, shed the last drops of Blood and water contained in your enflamed Heart.

Ah, how many things does this wound, opened by love, tell me! And if your mouth is mute, your Heart speaks to me, and I hear It say: “My child, after I gave everything, I wanted this lance to open a shelter for all souls inside this Heart of Mine. Opened, It will cry out to all, continuously: Come into Me if you want to be saved. In this Heart you will find sanctity and you will make yourselves saints; you will find relief in afflictions, strength in weakness, peace in doubts, company in abandonments. O souls who love Me, if you really want to love Me, come to dwell in this Heart forever.

Here you will find true love in order to love Me, and ardent flames for you to be burned and consumed completely in love. Everything is centered in this Heart: here are the Sacraments, here my Church, here the life of my Church and the life of all souls. In It I also feel the profanations made against my Church, the plots of the enemies, the arrows they send, and my oppressed children – there is no offense which my Heart does not feel. Therefore, my child, may your life be in this Heart – defend Me, repair Me, bring Me everyone into It.”

My love, if a lance has wounded your Heart for me, I beg that You too, with your own hands, wound my heart, my affections, my desires – all of myself. Let there be nothing in me which is not wounded by your love. I unite everything to the harrowing pains of our dear Mama, who, for the pain of seeing your Heart being ripped open, falls into a swoon of sorrow and love; and like a dove, She flies in It to take the first place – to be the first Repairer, the Queen of your very Heart, the Mediatrix between You and the creatures. I too, with my Mama, want to fly into your Heart, to hear how She repairs, and to repeat Her reparations for all the offenses You receive. O my Jesus, in this wounded Heart of Yours, I will find my life again; therefore, anything I may be about to do, I will always draw from It. I will no longer give life to my thoughts; but if these want life, I will take Yours. My will will no longer have life; but if it wants life, I will take your Most Holy Will. My love will no longer have life; if it wants life, I will take your Love. O my Jesus, all of your Life is mine – this is your Will, this is my will.

Jesus I trust in You! Fiat!

Resurrection – A Glorious Hope

Blessed feast of the Divine Mercy dear friends!

Our Lord has provided a Grand Finale to the excerpts on Resurrection for the Octave of Easter. I found these as I was praying the Rounds of Easter/Pentecost: Sunday Proper. Stunning! God be praised for what he is doing in our day! Fr. Celso covers the glory of what is coming in his Six Steps of Living in the Divine Will, especially in Step Six, Part 2. What a glorious HOPE is ours dear friends! Fiat! Alleluia!

Volume 33, May 31, 1935

How the Divine Power has no limits.  Certainty of the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.  How Redemption and the Kingdom are inseparable.

I am in the arms of my lovable Jesus who surrounds me so much with His Holy Volition, that I would not be able to live without It.  I feel It inside of me, dominating over the whole of my interior with Its sweet empire; and with an unspeakable love It makes Itself life of my thought, of my heartbeat and breath, and It thinks, palpitates, breathes together with me.  And It seems to say to me:  “How happy I am that you feel, you know, that the life of your thought, of your heartbeat, of all of yourself, is I.  You feel Me inside yourself, and I feel you within Me.  We are both happy, the two of us, to be one.  This is my Will – that the creature feel and know that I am there together with her.  I lower myself to all of her acts, and I do them together with her, to give her the likeness of my life and of my divine acts.  How much it grieves Me when they put Me aside and do not recognize my dominion, and that I am the One who forms their life.”

Meanwhile, I was thinking to myself:  ‘It seems impossible to me that this Kingdom of the Divine Will may come.  How can It come if evils abound in a horrifying way?’  And my sweet Jesus, displeased, told me:  “My blessed daughter, if you doubt it, you do not believe and recognize my power that has no limits, such that when I want something, I can do anything.  You must know that in creating man, Our life was placed in him, and he was Our dwelling.  Now, if We do not bring to safety this life of Ours, with Its decorum, with Its dominion, with Our full triumph, making Ourselves known, that We are present in this dwelling, so that the creature would feel honored to be dominated and inhabited by a God – if We do not do this, it would mean that Our power is limited, that its might is not infinite, that it has no power to save itself, and even less can it save others.  While, on the contrary, true good, the power that has no limits, serves and brings to safety itself first, and then it pours into others.  Now, by coming upon earth, suffering and dying, I came to bring man to safety, that is, my dwelling.  Would it not seem strange to you too that while I was saving the dwelling, the Owner, the Inhabitant of it, would be left without His rights, without dominion, and without the power to reach safety Himself?  Ah, no, no, my daughter, it would be absurd and without the order of Our infinite wisdom.  Redemption and the Kingdom of my Will are one single thing, inseparable from each other.  My coming upon earth came to form the Redemption of man, and at the same time it came to form the Kingdom of my Will in order to save Myself, to take back my rights which by justice are due to Me as Creator.  And in Redemption I exposed Myself to so many humiliations, to unheard-of pains, unto dying Crucified; I submitted Myself to everything, to bring my dwelling to safety and restore in it all the sumptuousness, the beauty, the magnificence with which I had formed it, so that it might be worthy of Me once again. 

Now, when it seemed that everything was over and my enemies were satisfied for they had taken my life, my power which has no limits called my Humanity back to life, and by rising again, everything rose together with Me – the creatures, my pains, the goods acquired for their sake.  And as my Humanity triumphed over death, so did my Will rise again and triumph in the creatures, waiting for Its Kingdom.  Had my Humanity not risen again, had It not had this power, Redemption would have failed, and one could doubt that it was truly the work of a God.  It was my Resurrection that made Me known for Who I was, and placed the seal over all the goods that I came to bring upon earth.  In the same way, my Divine Will will be the double seal, the transmission into creatures of Its Kingdom, which my Humanity possessed.  More so, since it was for the creatures that I formed this Kingdom of my Divine Will within my Humanity.  Why not give It then?  At the most, it will be a matter of time, and for Us the times are one single point; Our power will make such prodigies, lavishing upon man new graces, new love, new light, that Our dwellings will recognize Us, and they themselves, of their own spontaneous will, will give Us dominion.  So will Our life be placed in safety, with its full rights in the creature.  With time you will see what my power knows how to do and can do, how it can conquer everything and knock down the most obstinate rebels.  Who can ever resist my power, such that with one single breath, I knock down, I destroy and I redo everything, as I best please?

Therefore, you – pray, and let your cry be continuous:  ‘May the Kingdom of your Fiat come, and your Will be done on earth as It is in Heaven.’”

April 25, 1938

The sign that the Divine Will Reigns in the soul is the need to Love It incessantly.  The great evil of not doing good in the Divine Will.  The little flame fed by the Great Light of God.

My flight in the Divine Will continues and I feel the need to make all that It has done my own, placing  there my little love, my loving kisses, my deep adoration, and my ‘thank you’ for everything It did—everything It suffered, for me and for all.  As I reached the point at which my dear Jesus was Crucified and lifted on the Cross in Atrocious Agonies and Unspeakable Pains, with heartbreaking Tenderness and Compassion He told me: “My good daughter! The Pain that most transfixed Me on the Cross was My ardent Thirst.  I felt I was burning alive since all the vital humors had gone out through My Wounds, which were burning and wanted to quench, like many mouths, Their terrible Thirst.  I just couldn’t contain Myself anymore, so I shouted: ‘I Thirst!’  This, ‘I Thirst,’ remained and is always in the act of saying: ‘I Thirst!’  I never stop saying it.  With My open Wounds, with My burnt Lips, I am always repeating: ‘I am burning—I Thirst! Please, Give Me a little drop of your love to soothe My ardent Thirst.’

“In everything the creature does I keep repeating with My Mouth, opened and burned: ‘Let Me drink. I’m burning of Thirst.’  My dislocated and Wounded Humanity had only one cry: ‘I Thirst!’   Therefore, as the creature walks, I shout to her steps with My dry mouth, ‘Give Me your steps—done for love of Me, to quench My Thirst.’  If she works, I ask for her works—made only for love of Me, to cool My burning Thirst; if she speaks, I ask for her words; if she thinks, I ask for her thoughts—as many little drops to refresh My ardent Thirst.  It wasn’t just My mouth that was burning, but all My Most Holy Humanity felt the urgent need of a refreshing bath for the ardent Fire of Love that burned within Me; and since it was for the creatures that I was burning in Excruciating Pains, only creatures, with their love, could quench My ardent Thirst and give to My Humanity a refreshing bath.  Now, I left this cry: ‘I Thirst!’ inside My Will and I made the commitment to make the creatures hear it over and over again—to move them to compassion for My burning Thirst; to give them My Bath of Love and receive theirs—though being just little drops—to quench My devouring Thirst.  But who is listening to Me?  Who has compassion for Me?  Only the one who Lives in My Will.  All the others play deaf and even increase My Thirst with their ingratitude—making Me restless and with no hope of refreshment.

 “And not only My ‘I Thirst,’ but all that I did and said in My Will, is always in the act of saying to My Sorrowful Mother: ‘Mother, here are Your children.’  I place Her at their side as help and Guide, to be loved by her children; every instant She feels Her own Son close to all the children.  O! how much She Loves them giving them Her Maternity, to make Myself Loved as She Loves Me.  Not only this, but by offering Her Maternity She offers Perfection also among creatures, so that they Love each other with Maternal Love, which is a constant, sacrificing, unselfish Love.  But who receives all this Good?  Only the one who Lives in Our Fiat feels the Maternity of the Queen.  She feeds Her children with Her Maternal Heart, to let them suck and receive the Maternity of Her Love, Her Sweetness, and all the riches of Her Maternal Heart.

 “My daughter, one who wants to find Me—who wants to receive all Our Goods and My very Mother, must enter Our Will and remain there.  Our Will is not only Our Life, but It forms around Us—with Its Immensity—Our House, in which It keeps all Our Acts, Words and Being, always in Action.  Our Things never get out of Our Will; one who wants It can only Live together with It, and then she possesses everything—nothing is denied.  If We give Our Things to one who is not Living in Our Will, she will neither appreciate them, nor love them; she won’t feel the right to make them her own, and when things are not possessed, love does not arise—it dies.”

After this, I continued my round in all that Our Lord did on earth and I stopped in the Act of Resurrection.  What Triumph, what Glory.  Heaven poured Itself on earth to be spectator of such a great Glory.  My beloved Jesus said: “My daughter, in My Resurrection, the right was given to creatures to Rise Again in Me to New Life.  It was the Confirmation, the Seal of My whole Life, My Works and My Words.  If I came on earth it was to give to each and every one My Resurrection, as their own—to give them Life and make them Rise Again in My own Resurrection.  But do you want to know where is the Real Resurrection of the creature?  Not in the end of her days, but while she is still living on earth.  One who Lives in My Will Rises Again to Light and says: ‘My night is over.’  She Rises Again in the Love of her Creator, so that there is no more cold or snow for her, but the smile of the Heavenly Spring; she Rises Again to Sanctity, that puts in rushed flight all weaknesses, miseries and passions; she Rises Again to all that is Heaven, and if she looks at the earth, Heaven and sun, she does it to find the Works of her Creator—to take the opportunity to narrate to Him His Glory and His long Love Story. 

 “Therefore, one who Lives in My Will can say, as the Angel said to the holy women on the way to the Sepulcher, ‘He is risen.  He is not here any more.’   One who Lives in My Will can also say, ‘My will is not with me any longer—it is Risen Again in the Fiat.’  And if the circumstances of life, opportunities and sufferings surround the creature, as if they were looking for her will, she can answer: ‘My will is Risen Again; it is not in my power anymore.  I possess, in exchange, the Divine Will, and I want to cover with Its Light all things around me—circumstances and sufferings, to make them like many Divine Conquests.’  The soul who Lives in Our Will finds Life in the Acts of her Jesus, and as always, in this Life, she finds Our Operating, Conquering, Triumphant Will.  She gives us so much Glory that Heaven cannot contain it.  Therefore, Live always in Our Will—never leave it, if you want to be Our Triumph and Our Glory.”

Resurrection – 5…

Volume 30, December 14, 1931

One who does the Divine Will is carried in the arms of Its Immensity.  Man, Citadel of God.  Difference between one who Lives and one who does the Divine Will.

I am always back in the Divine Volition.  It seems to me that my little soul takes its flight within Its Light, to be consumed and lose my life in It.  But—no!  While I consume myself, I rise again to New Love, to New Light, to New Knowledge, to New Strength, to New Union with Jesus and with His Divine Will.  O! Happy Resurrection that brings so much Good to my soul.  It seems to me that my soul, in the Divine Will, is always in act of dying, to receive the True Life and form, little by little, the Resurrection of my will in Its Own. 

Then, my highest Good, Jesus, visiting my little soul, told me:  “My daughter, Our Will is the Prime Point and the Unmovable and Unshakable Support of the creature.  She is carried in the arms of Our Immensity, in such a way that inside and outside of her nothing vacillates, but everything is Solidity and Insurmountable Strength.  Therefore, We want nothing but Our Divine Will to be done, so as to find in the depth of her soul Our Divine Sacrarium, the Hearth that always burns and is never extinguished, the Light that forms the Divine and Perennial Day.  And since Our Will, when It Reigns in the creature, gets rid of all that is human, it happens, then, that from the center of her soul she gives Us Divine Acts, Divine Honors, Divine Prayers and Love that possess Invincible Strength and Insurmountable Love.  So much so, that as you, in My Will, wanted to embrace all the works of those who are in Heaven, and of the creatures who are on earth, so that all might ask that the Divine Will be done on earth as It is in Heaven, all the works remained marked by the Great Honor of asking that My Fiat be the Life of each creature, and that It may Reign and Dominate in them; and Our Divinity received the Greatest Honor—that all works would ask for the Life, the Kingdom of the Divine Will.  No deed of Grace is conceded by Us if it is not signed by the golden Signature of Our Will; the doors of Heaven do not open but for one who wants to do Our Will; Our Paternal knees do not adapt to take into Our Arms, to let her rest in Our Loving Bosom, but one who comes as Daughter of Our Will. 

“Here, then, the Great Diversity that Our Supreme Being used in Creating the heavens, the sun, the earth and so forth, from the way of Creating man.  In the created things It placed an ‘enough,’ in a way that they can neither grow nor decrease, although It placed in them all the Sumptuousness, the Beauty and Magnificence of the Works come out of Our Creative Hands.  On the other hand, in Creating man, since We had to hold Our Dwelling Place in him, and therefore Our Will Dominating and Operating, It did not place an ‘enough’—no, but It gave him the Virtue of doing Multiplicity of Works, of Steps, of Words, but one different from the other.  Our Will in man would remain hampered if It did not give him the Virtue of doing Works ever New—not subject to doing only one work, of saying the same word, of moving his steps on one path alone.  He was Created by Us as king of Creation, because since His Creator, the King of kings, was to Dwell in him, it was right that he who formed the Dwelling for Our Divine Being would be the little king who was to Dominate the very things Created by Us.  And he himself, for love of Us, was to have the Power to do, not just one work, but many New Works—Sciences to be able to start New things, also to give Honor to He who Dwelled inside of him, and who, remaining with him in Intimate Conversation, would teach him many Beautiful Things, to do and say. 

“Therefore, Our Love in Creating man was Insuperable—but so much, that It was to overwhelm all centuries, to give Love and ask for Love, and form in him the Kingdom of Our Divine Will.  We have no other aim upon creatures, nor other sacrifice, but for them to do Our Will; and this, in order to give man the Right to be king of himself and of created things, and to be able to Dwell in him with Our Decorum and Honor, as Our Citadel and Royal Palace that belongs to Us.” After this, while I continued my abandonment in the Divine Volition, my beloved Jesus added:  “My good daughter, you must know that Our Will has Its Life, Its Dominion, Its Dwelling Place, Its Center, in Our Divine Being; It forms one single thing with Us, and Our very Life; from Its Center It emits Its Rays Full of Its Life that Fills Heaven and earth.  Now, for one who Lives in Our Will, her acts are formed in the Center of Its Life—that is, in Our Divine Being.  On the other hand, one who only does Our Will, also does good, but does not Live in It; her acts are formed in the Rays that It emits from Its Center.  There is a difference between one who could operate in the Light that the sun spreads from the center of its sphere, and one who could rise into its center of light.  This one would feel the Consummation of her being and the Rising Again of her being in that Center of Light, in such a way that it would be difficult for her to detach herself from within that Sphere of Light.  On the other hand, the others who operate in the light that fills the earth do not feel the Intense Power of the Light that consumes them, nor that of being able to Rise Again in the same Light; and even though they do good, they remain as they are.  Such is the difference between one who Lives in and one who does My Will.  So, for as many acts as she does in It, so many times does she Rise Again to Divine Life, and is consumed and dies to what is human.  How Beautiful are these Resurrections in the soul!  It is enough to say that they are formed by the Wisdom and Mastery of the Divine Artisan, and this says everything—all the Beauty and all the Goodness that We can do in the creature.”

(Luisa Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 30, December 14, 1931)

Resurrection – 3…

Volume 24, April 12, 1928

Analogy between Eden and Calvary.  A kingdom cannot be formed with one act alone.  Necessity of the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord.

I was doing my round in the Divine Fiat, and I accompanied my sweet Jesus in the pains of His Passion, following Him to Calvary.  My poor mind paused to think about the harrowing pains of Jesus on the Cross; and He, moving in my interior, told me:  “My daughter, Calvary is the new Eden in which mankind was given back that which it lost by withdrawing from my Will.  Analogy between Calvary and Eden:  in Eden man lost grace, on Calvary he acquires it; in Eden, Heaven was closed to him, he lost his happiness and rendered himself the slave of the infernal enemy; here in the new Eden, Heaven was opened once again to him, he reacquires the lost peace and happiness, the devil is chained, while man is freed from his slavery.  In Eden, the Sun of the Divine Fiat darkened and it became always nighttime for man – symbol of the Sun which withdrew from the face of the earth during the three hours of my terrible agony on the Cross.  Unable to sustain the torment of His Creator – caused by the human will which, with great perfidy, had reduced my Humanity to that state – horrified, the Sun withdrew, and as I breathed my last, it reappeared once again and continued its course of light.  In the same way, the Sun of my Fiat, my pains, my death, called back the Sun of my Will to reign in the midst of creatures.

Therefore, Calvary formed the dawn which called the Sun of my eternal Will to shine once again in the midst of creatures.  Dawn means certainty that the Sun will come out; in the same way, the dawn which I formed on Calvary assures, even though some two thousand years have passed, that it will call the Sun of my Will to reign once again in the midst of creatures.  In Eden, my Love was defeated by them; here instead, It triumphs and conquers the creature.  In the first Eden man receives the condemnation to death of soul and body; while in the second Eden he is released from his condemnation, and the resurrection of the body is reconfirmed through the resurrection of my Humanity.  There are many relations between Eden and Calvary – that which man lost there, he reacquires here.  In the kingdom of my pains everything is given back, and the honor and the glory of the poor creature is reconfirmed by means of my pains and of my death.

By withdrawing from my Will, man formed the kingdom of his evils, of his weaknesses, passions and miseries; and I wanted to come upon earth, I wanted to suffer greatly, I permitted that my Humanity be lacerated, Its flesh torn to pieces, all full of wounds.  And I wanted even to die in order to form, by means of my many pains and of my death, the kingdom opposite to the many evils that the creature had formed for herself.  A kingdom cannot be formed with one act alone, but with many upon many acts; and the more the acts, the greater and more glorious the kingdom becomes.  Therefore, my death was necessary to my Love; with my death I was to give the kiss of life to creatures, and from my many wounds I was to let all goods out, in order to form the kingdom of goods for creatures.  So, my wounds are springs which gush with goods, and my death is spring from which life for all gushes forth.

And just as my death was necessary, so was my Resurrection necessary to my Love, because by doing his will, man lost the life of my Will, and I wanted to rise again to form not only the resurrection of the body, but the resurrection of the life of my Will in it.  Had I not risen again, the creature could not have risen once again in my Fiat; she would have lacked the virtue – the bond of her resurrection in Mine, and my Love would have felt incomplete.  It would have felt It could do something more but It was not doing it, and so I would have remained with the harsh martyrdom of a love that is not complete.  If then ungrateful man does not make use of all I have done, the evil is all his own, but my Love possesses and enjoys Its full triumph.”

(Luisa Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 24, April 12, 1928)