We are unimaginably blessed that so many adoration chapels from around the world provide live-stream adoration, free for all who want it. Who can calculate the value of it during the lockdowns? One of the adoration chapels I visit often is the one pictured here, located at a shrine in Poland. I recently found a short video of the Polish artist whose glorious monstrances, including this one, may be found all over the world. May God be praised in all those who glorify God’s beauty through art.
Lately I was meditating and praying with Jesus and Mary in this monstrance, and realized what a beautiful artistic depiction it is of someone living in the Divine Will. This is what came to me.
Queen of the Divine Will: As one who never left the Divine Will even for an instant Our Lady, like Adam before the fall, possesses a power, a dominion, an attractiveness which is all divine (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 18, January 28, 1926). Filled with Jesus, with Divine Light, her earthly body is a mere container which veils the truth of who she is in Jesus. As we learn what it means to live in the Divine Will, she is our model, our teacher, and our helper.
The Divine Will in us is God’s work: Our Mama in this image is seemingly still, yet eternally active. By focusing on Jesus, her Center, all her acts affect in a real but hidden way the natural world in all times and places. Fiat mihi. Secundum verbum tuum.
Rounds: Concentric circles, originating in the Divine Center, ripple outward, ever expanding. These are the Rounds Our Lady prayed continuously in the Divine Will, which allowed the Redeemer to descend into her womb. Now it is our turn to call the Kingdom of the Divine Will to earth. Jesus said to Luisa: “Everything I have you do, the continuous rounds in the Supreme Volition, your incessant prayers for my Will to come to reign, your sacrificed life of so many years [Luisa], knowing neither heaven nor earth, directed to the sole purpose of the coming of my Kingdom – are many props that I place before my Justice, that It may surrender Its rights, and balancing Itself with all Our attributes, It may find it just for the Kingdom of the Supreme Fiat to be given back to the human generations.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 19, September 13, 1926)
Fusing: Our Lady seems dissolved in the light—in this image, her legs are not visible. As we fuse with Jesus in the Divine Will, this image can help us see how real is our merging when we pray in the Divine Will: Jesus, walk in my walking. The same for all the other ways we fuse with Jesus: talk in my talking, dance in my dancing, beat in my heartbeat, etc. In every moment, He must increase and we must decrease, until there is nothing left but light.
The Sun: In the image, rays burst outward as from the Sun, a symbol used by both Jesus and Luisa use to describe God and the Divine Will, as we see in this passage:
Volume 2, February 28,1899
How Luisa sees the Divinity of Jesus.
After the confessor told me to explain to him how I sometimes see the Divinity of Our Lord, I answered that it was impossible for me to be able to tell him anything. But, at night, blessed Jesus appeared to me and almost reproached me because of this refusal of mine, and then He flashed through me with two most luminous rays. With the first one I understood in my intellect, that Faith is God and God is Faith. I tried to say a few things about Faith; now I will try to say how I see God – and this was the second ray.
While I am outside of myself, and I find myself in the height of the heavens, I seem to see God within a light. He Himself seems to be light, and within this light there is beauty, strength, wisdom, immensity, height, depth – endless and boundless. Even in the air we breathe is God present, and we breathe Him; so, each one can make Him his own life, as indeed He is. Nothing escapes Him, and nothing can escape Him. This light seems to be all voice, though it does not speak; and all operating, though it always rests. It is present everywhere, though it occupies no space; and while it is present everywhere, it also has its own center. Oh, God, how incomprehensible You are! I see You, I feel You, You are my life, You restrict Yourself within me, but You remain always immense and lose nothing of Yourself. Yet, I feel I am stammering, and it seems I can say nothing.
In order to explain myself better, according to our human language, I will say that I see a shadow of God in the whole creation, because in the whole creation – someplace He has cast the shadow of His beauty, someplace His fragrances, someplace His light, as in the SUN, in which I see a special shadow of God. I see Him as though concealed within this sphere, as the king of all other spheres. What is the SUN? It nothing but a globe of fire. One is the globe, but its rays are many; from this we can easily understand how the globe is God, and the rays are the immense attributes of God.
Second. The SUN is fire, but it is also light and heat. Here is the Most Holy Trinity veiled in the SUN: the fire is the Father, the light is the Son, the heat is the Holy Spirit. However, the SUN is one, and just as one cannot separate fire from light and heat, so one is the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who in reality cannot be separated from one another. And just as fire produces light and heat at the same time, in such a way that fire cannot be conceived without light and heat; in the same way, the Father cannot be conceived before the Son and the Holy Spirit, and vice versa, but all Three of the Them have the same eternal beginning.
I add that the light of the SUN diffuses everywhere; in the same way, God penetrates everywhere with His immensity. However, let us remember that this is but a shadow, because the SUN cannot reach where it cannot penetrate with Its light, while God penetrates everywhere. God is most pure Spirit, and we can represent Him with the SUN, which makes its rays penetrate everywhere, and no one can grab them with their hands. Moreover, God looks at everything – the iniquities and the evils of men – but He remains always as He is, pure, holy and immaculate. A shadow of God is the SUN, which sends its light over rubbish, but remains immaculate; it spreads its light in the fire, but is not burned; in the sea and in the rivers, but is not drowned. It gives light to all, it fecundates everything, it gives life to all with its heat, but does not become poor in light, nor does it lose any of its heat. Even more, while it does so much good to all, it needs no one, and remains always as it is – majestic, shining, ever immutable. Oh, how well one can see the divine qualities in the SUN! With His immensity, God is present in the fire, but is not burned; in the sea, but is not drowned; under our steps, but is not trampled. He gives to all, but does not become poor, and needs no one; He looks at everything – even more, He is all eyes, and there is nothing He does not hear. He is aware of each fiber of our hearts, of each thought of our minds, but, being most pure Spirit, He has neither ears nor eyes, and no matter what happens, He never changes. The SUN invests the world with its light, and it does not tire; in the same way, God gives life to all, helps and rules the world, and He does not tire.
A man can hide or place shelters so as not to enjoy the light of the SUN and its beneficial effects, but he does nothing to the SUN – the SUN remains as it is, while all the evil will fall upon man. In the same way, by sin, the sinner can move away from God and no longer enjoy His beneficial effects, but he does nothing to God – the evil is all his own.
The roundness of the SUN also symbolizes the eternity of God, which has no beginning and no end. The penetrating light of the SUN itself is such that no one can restrict it in his eye; and if one wanted to stare at it in its midday fullness, he would remain dazzled; and if the SUN wanted to draw near man, man would be reduced to ashes. The same for the Divine SUN: no created mind can restrict It in its little mind so as to comprehend It in all that It is; and if it wanted to try, it would remain dazzled and confused; and if this Divine SUN wanted to display all Its love, allowing man to feel It while he is in his mortal flesh, he would be reduced to ashes.
So, God has cast a shadow of Himself and of His perfections over the whole creation; it seems that we see Him and touch Him, and we are touched by Him continuously. (L.Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 2 – February 28,1899)