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.

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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!

In the Trenches…

A friend related a story about her parish priest, that happened very recently. When she first moved to the parish, she struggled with feelings of disappointment in his lackluster homilies and his seeming lack of spiritual fire. She tried mentioning Luisa’s writings to him but he didn’t appear to be interested. She wondered if she should attend a neighboring parish instead. In the end, she decided to stay, and continued to pray for him.

Then something happened. She began to have a mystical experience during his (still dry) homilies. At every Mass, during the homily, she saw a glow behind him that was so bright she had to look away. It was utterly mystifying. She kept studying Divine Will doing her acts and praying. Then things started to really change. His his priestly faith appeared to ignite and his homilies improved dramatically! She was overjoyed!

That is the power of the Divine Will for priests, dear friends. We can gently introduce it, without pushing (see resources at the end of this post). But most importantly we are called to be a constant Divine Will presence in the parish, praying for not just our priests but all priests of all time (as well as the parishioners). God wants to shower them with the Fire of the Divine Will and we are his little matches, doing almost nothing, but with powerful, even astonishing, results.

Friends we are in the trenches. Our priests are on the front line and under attack. They need us to volley Divine Will acts and prayers over their heads, to keep the enemy at bay. Jesus showed us through Luisa just how important priests are in the Divine Will. Our Lady of Medjugorje has said that priests are the bridge to the Era of Peace. One of the things we see in war is the importance of bridges and how blowing up a bridge can change the war. Our call in the Divine Will: Fortify our priests in the Divine Will so they can be the bridge to the New Era!

Think about this if you have a priest who seems to have lost his fire or lost his way. Think about this if you are tempted to move to another parish. Think about this if you are openly, or even silently, critical of your priest. Your continuous Fiat! in his church could make all the difference. He could even become a Divine Will priest! The more there are, the sooner the Era will come, and as with all of us—Peter, Paul, Luisa, me, you—God uses the least likely candidates to do His greatest work. So, don’t let the enemy convince you to give up on anyone, least of all a priest! 

When I asked for permission to share her story, my friend replied, “Absolutely you can, it is all God’s work! After reading what Our Lord put in your heart to write down, it couldn’t be more clear why he allowed that to happen.  Our priests and our church do need our prayers in the Divine Will. I heard a priest give a talk yesterday and he said, ‘Mary is walking up the body of the snake and she is getting closer to his head to crush it and that’s why things are getting so much worse.‘ I believe all living in the Divine Will are helping Mary crush the head of Satan to bring in the New Era of Peace! God be Praised in all things!”

A lot of faithful Catholics today are angry at the Church, a priest, a bishop, even the Pope. Let’s apply the above lesson to help discern where in the Divine Will we are called to be, where we can do the most good—in the parish or outside of the parish, in the Church or outside of the Church. Don’t let anger be the decider. God is heard in the gentle breeze, in the soft, continuous fiat.

In this Divine Will Era YouTube video, Dr. James and Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi discuss Anger Towards the Church. As always, Fr. Iannuzzi provides solid references from Church Doctors, Fathers, and Magisterial teaching. There are a lot of golden take-aways from this video.

Introductory resources to pass on:

First is Ken Johnston’s In His Sign Network podcast of May 25, 2022 with Reverend Father Joseph Leo Iannuzzi and Peter de Palma of Queen of the Divine Will. I found this to be a really good introductory apologetics teaching on the Divine Will. It would be a good podcast to share with a priest I think, and anyone else who may not have heard of Luisa. Give it a listen and see.

Fr. Iannuzzi’s Radio Maria podcast of June 11, 2022 is another excellent resource to give to priests or beginners. Among other salutary things, he explains the significance of the gift of the Divine Indwelling of the Trinity and how it differs from the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit we receive at Baptism, and the Indwelling of Christ we receive in the Eucharist.

As well, here are two introductory documents linked on the Queen of the Divine Will website:

This Divine Will Booklet, is simple, basic, and printable. It also has the Ecclesial Approval (1997) of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Carmelo Cassati, Archbishop of Trani (d. 2017).

And this booklet, An Introduction to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, is more in-depth—an excellent e-resource to read or pass on.

The Lord is near, dear friends! Remain at your post, faithful and attentive. Remember what Luisa said, “Your Will is always Holy and whatever way I will be in It, I shall be fine.” (Volume 8, June 25, 1907)

Fiat!

Words…time…food…

What do words, time, and food have in common? We are sadly prone to waste them all.

Pondering the uncommon value of these three common things may spur us to give proper thanks to God for them and pray for the grace to use them in a way that benefits all and properly glorifies the Giver.

Words

I remember reading once that whenever Francis of Assisi saw a paper on the ground with words written on it, he would pick it up and preserve it because the letters on it could be re-arranged to spell God’s name. Oh my! Words today have become a cheap commodity. The term, “paperless society” has become a mockery, and the electronic word has increasingly become a travesty. STOP THE PRESSES!

If you have never seen Greg Dunn’s testimony video I encourage you to do so. I had seen it a few years ago and watching it again has given me more to ponder. More recently Greg said that years ago the Lord told him that our Lord elevates all words, that He fulfills all words because He is the fulfillment…The world uses words shallowly, but wisdom is higher than education.

Reading that gave me pause to examine how I use the written and spoken word, to give more thought to the quality and quantity of the words themselves, to let every word bear its own weight and depth, and to pray for wisdom. After all, our Savior, Jesus, is THE WORD, and He must be in all the words we think, speak, or write, for His glory. For us this is impossible but not for God—Lord, think in my thinking, speak in my speaking, write in my writing…

Sometimes we want to be the ones to “elevate” our own words, thinking if we just say something often enough, or loudly enough, they will have the effect we desire on the poor souls we want to change. There are many words I regret speaking, and many more I regret in the way that I spoke them. But, as Lin Wilder states eloquently in her blog post: People Don’t Change Their Minds, the only thing that can change hearts and souls is Divine Love.

Contrast that to the vitriol that spews onto our devices every day. Friends, in the Divine Will, we are privileged to be called to repair for the misuse or overuse of all words of all time, to redo them in the Divine Will, and to restore them to the Order of Grace. In the Divine Will we can offer Our Lord in reparation his own Words, those of Our Mama, every reading or proclaiming of the words of Scripture and the Volumes, every kind and loving word ever spoken, etc. It is our calling and our duty to do this.

Let us also examine our own use of words and try to use them sparingly and prayerfully, in the aroma of Divine Love. Fiat!

For an excellent teaching on sins of speech by St. Padre Pio see Article 9 of his series of articles on Spiritual Formation, available on EWTN. In this series he is counselling someone who suffers from scrupulosity, but we can all learn from what is taught.

Time

We are out of time, friends, which is 1) good news and, 2) the very best news. First the good news: this era of death is out of time, having written the script of its own demise. It’s going down. The very best news is that those of us in the Divine Will are also out of time, meaning outside of time. We have been given a stunning assignment, dear family, to live outside of time, in the Eternal Now, doing our Acts and Rounds in time for the salvation of the greatest number of souls, past, present, and future, all for the love and glory of God. From Volume 11:

“My daughter, only the souls who live in my Will can give Me true reparations and soothe Me from thorns so sharp. In fact, since they live in my Will, and since my Will is everywhere, they find themselves in Me and in everyone; they descend into the creatures and rise up to Me; they bring Me all the reparations; they soothe Me. And in the sick minds they turn darkness into light.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 11, April 24, 1915)

It is so humbling to think of this. In the Divine Will, our Merciful Father allows us to participate in his every act and have him participate in ours and to repair, redo, and restore our days, our lives, and even others’ days and lives in the Divine Will. He knows what we are made of—dust. Yet he calls us to this glorious participation in His Will. (To clarify, when we repair, redo, and restore, we do not take away the free choices that we or others have made or will make, but they do receive extra graces, extra lights for their ultimate good in God’s Holy Will.) As well, through our Acts and Rounds, we are given the unimaginable privilege of giving God the gratitude and glory he has deserved in every nanosecond of time from the beginning of creation to the end of time—even before humans existed as we are the voice of all creation. Fiat! Glory!

So let’s keep that in mind and try to be as prudent with our time as we can be. We all need leisure but we don’t need to spend copious amounts of time poring over news and opinions that only serve to disturb our peace. In his video Greg Dunne has a charming way of saying that we have nothing to fear, that God is completely in control. Do watch his video linked above.

In the Divine Will, our Acts and Rounds have effects in the world we can’t comprehend. When I get sucked into the “low world” as Jesus calls it, I often come back to this passage:

Volume 13, January 11, 1922
The souls who live in the Divine Will will be for the Body of the Church like skin to the body, and will bring to all of Its members the circulation of Life.

Finding myself in my usual state, I was thinking about the Holy Divine Will, and I said to myself: ‘All the children of the Church are members of the Mystical Body, of which Jesus is the Head. What place will the souls who do the Will of God occupy in this Mystical Body?’ And Jesus, always benign, on coming, told me: “My daughter, the Church is my Mystical Body, of which I glory in being the Head. But in order to enter this Mystical Body, the members must grow to a proper stature, otherwise they would deform my Body. But, alas! – how many not only do not have the due proportion, but are rotten, wounded, so much as to be disgusting to my Head and to the other healthy members. Now, the souls who live, or will live in my Will will be for the Body of my Church like skin to the body. The body has internal skin and external skin, and because in the skin there is the blood circulation which gives life to the whole body, it is by virtue of this circulation that the members reach the proper stature. If it wasn’t for the skin and for the blood circulation, the human body would be horrible to the sight, and its members would not grow to the due proportion.

Now, see how these souls who live in my Will are necessary to Me. Since I have destined them to be like skin to the body of my Church, and like circulation of life for all the members, they will be the ones who will give the proper growth to the members which have not grown; who will heal the wounded members, and who will restore the freshness, the beauty, the splendor of the whole Mystical Body by their continuous living in my Will, rendering it fully similar to my Head, which will sit in full majesty upon all those members. This is why the end of days cannot come if I do not have these souls who live as though dissolved in my Will – they interest Me more than anything. What impression would this Mystical Body make in the Celestial Jerusalem without them? And if this is what interests Me more than anything, it must interest you also more than anything, if you love Me. From now on, I will give to your acts done in my Will the virtue of circulation of Life for the whole Mystical Body of the Church. Just like the blood circulation in the human body, your acts, extended within the immensity of my Will, will extend over all and will cover these members like skin, giving them proper growth. Therefore, be attentive and faithful.”

Then, afterwards, I was praying, all abandoned in the Will of Jesus, and almost without thinking, I said: ‘My Love – everything in your Will: my little pains, my prayers, my heartbeat, my breathing – all I am and all I can, united to all that You are, so as to give proper growth to the members of the Mystical Body.” In hearing me, Jesus made Himself seen again, and smiling with satisfaction, added: “How beautiful it is to see my truths in your heart as fount of Life immediately having the development and the effect for which they have communicated themselves! Therefore, correspond with Me, and as soon as I see one truth developed, I will make it an honor for Myself to make another fount of truth arise.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 13, January 11, 1922)

Yes, let’s bring this to mind often. Our calling to live in the Divine will is far beyond what we can ask or imagine.

Food

For most of my life food was the guest of honor at every emotional banquet I hosted. It was my idol—thoughts of breakfast are what got me out of bed in the morning. It has taken years of prayer and the sacraments to smash that idol. The Lord has been very patient and resourceful!

Once, in prayer as an adult, I asked for the gift of temperance. Immediately I heard these words in my head, “I gave you that gift at your Confirmation.” Then he added wryly, “You haven’t opened it yet.” Mea maxima culpa!

The Lord chides with an embrace—he did not leave me orphaned. For my part I was hoping to become miraculously temperate in eating, but no, he called me to be a penitent, which gave me a rule of life, including structured prayer and regular fasting and abstinence. Seriously? I would have voted myself “least likely to succeed”, but I gave the Lord my fiat and entered formation in the Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis in 2002.

It was a bumpy road but by God’s grace, I persisted and professed to live the Rule for life in 2007. God is SO patient! And inventive! A few years later he brought out the big guns—food intolerances and digestive issues. All my favorite foods went out the window. To paraphrase scripture: If peanut butter causes you to sin…throw it out! What really surprised me was how I reached a point where the more he took away, the less I minded, and the freer I felt.

God be praised, that idol is now dust in the landfill!

Greg Dunne shared in one of his talks that the Lord has told him to eat only for sustenance and nutrition. This might seem a very severe penance, but think of how much reparation we owe to Our Lord for the ways we in western society have idolized food, and the ways we have wasted it while most of the world has gone hungry.

I’m not saying everyone should eat that way, but we should certainly ask God what he wants us to do. We owe him that much. We may have a bigger problem that needs abundant grace, or he may be only asking something small of us. Remember that intention is everything. St. Louis Marie de Montfort said, “If but a pin is given in homage, and given with a good heart, it will be enough for Jesus, who loves only the good will.”

That is especially true in the Divine Will. We can even give him “his own things” as Luisa said, for “the poor must receive from the rich”. Something small can be elevated to the infinite by fusing it with Our Lord’s own fasting in the desert, with Our Mama’s fastings, with Luisa’s long and continuous fasting. So we give Jesus our few loaves with a couple of fish and he will feed an infinitude of souls.  

Through our Acts done in the Divine Will, the common gifts of words, time, and food are elevated beyond imagining, to reach their intended uncommon value, for the good of all and the Glory of God.

I have saved the best for last dear friends. Please do yourself the favor of listening to the cenacle recording featuring Mother Gabrielle Marie and The Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will on The Feast of Pentecost 2022. The sisters give us some very beautiful teachings on our Acts in the Divine Will, among other inspiring teachings. I love these ladies! (Note: This is a two-part video, and be aware that there are audio difficulties in the middle of Part 2, but they only last a few minutes. Don’t disconnect!)

Enlightenment, Edification, and Encouragement…

Friends, I just listened to Fr. Iannuzzi’s April 23 podcast on Radio Maria. Wow! There is so much in there to edify and encourage us! If you haven’t listened to it yet, please make time!

The following two passages from the Volumes are also enlightening and encouraging.

Volume 5, June 6, 1903
Jesus teaches her how she must behave in the state of abandonment and of sufferings
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After going through bitter days of privations and of sufferings, this morning I found myself outside of myself with Baby Jesus in my arms. As soon as I saw Him, I said: ‘Ah, dear Jesus, how could You leave me alone? At least teach me how I must behave in this state of abandonment and of sufferings.’ And He: “My daughter, offer everything you suffer in your arms, in your legs and in your heart together with the sufferings of my members by reciting five Glory Be’s; and offer it to divine Justice to satisfy for the works, the steps and the bad desires of the hearts which creatures commit continuously. Unite it, then, to my sufferings caused by the thorns and to those of my shoulders, with the recitation of three Glory Be’s, and offer it for the satisfaction of the three powers of man, which are so disfigured that I can no longer recognize my image in them; and try to keep your will always united to Me and in continuous attitude of loving Me. Let your memory be the bell that rings continuously within you, and reminds you of what I have done and suffered for you, and of how many graces I have given to your soul, so as to thank Me and be grateful to Me, since gratitude is the key that opens the divine treasures. Let your intellect think of nothing, and occupy itself with nothing but God. If you do this, I will find again my image in you, and I will take the satisfaction which I cannot receive from the other creatures. And you must do this continuously, because if the offense is continuous, continuous must be the satisfaction.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 5, June 6, 1903)

I will go out on a limb and say it is difficult for us to do this continually, but for God all things are possible. As he tells us through Luisa, if we form the intention to do so, HE will do it in us. Never forget that in the Divine Will we can take for our own whatever Luisa did, and give it to the Father in reparation, asking him to multiply it an infinitude of times. For that matter we can take Jesus’ own acts and Blessed Mother’s too and do the same. We do our best and God does the rest. Fiat!

God is sparing no grace at this time, as we see again in this next passage from Volume 19, which Frances Hogan discusses in her Talk #9 on that volume. Again, there is so much in this passage! Volume 19 is amazing (aren’t they all?) and the talks Frances gives on this volume are enlightening as usual.

Volume 19, May 23, 1926
The Divine Will is seed of life, and wherever It enters, It produces life and sanctity. Just as the Virgin had Her time, the one who must impetrate the Supreme FIAT also has her time.

I was accompanying my sweet Jesus in His sorrowful agony in the Garden, especially when all the weight of our sins unloaded itself upon His Most Holy Humanity, to the point of making Him shed living blood. Oh! how I would have wanted to relieve Him from pains so excruciating. And while I compassionated His whole Being, He told me: “My daughter, my Will has the power to give death and to give life; and since my Humanity knew no other life but the Life of my Divine Will, as the sins crowded over Me, my Will made Me feel a distinct death for each sin. My Humanity moaned under the pain of the real death which my Supreme Will gave Me; but over that very death which this Divine Will gave Me, It made the new life of grace rise again for creatures. So, as evil and bad as a creature might be, if she has the fortune of letting one act of my Will enter into herself, even at the point of death, since my Will is life, It sows the seed of life in the soul. And as she possesses this seed of life, there is great hope that the soul may be saved, because the power of my Will will be careful so that this act of life of Its own, which has entered the soul, may not perish and turn into death. In fact, my Will has the power to give death, but my Will Itself and all of Its acts are untouchable and not subject to any death. Now, if one act alone of my Will contains the seed of life, what will not be the fortune of one who embraces within her soul, not one act alone, but continuous acts of my Will? This creature receives, not just the seed, but the fullness of life, and places her sanctity in safety.”

Then, afterwards, my poor mind was wandering in the Holy Divine Will, doing my usual acts in It. It seemed to me that everything was mine, and as I went around through all created things to impress everywhere my ‘I love You’, my adoration, my ‘Glory to my Creator’, I acquired new knowledge of what God has done for the creature, and of how much He has loved us. The Supreme Will seemed to delight in making known the new surprises of Its love, so that I might follow Its acts in order for It to give me the right to possess what has come out of Its creative Will. My littleness wandered amid Its immense goods. In the meantime, my sweet Jesus came out from within my interior, and told me: “My daughter, when my Queen Mama came out to the light of the day, everyone was turned toward Her, and as though having one single gaze, all pupils looked at She who was to dry their tears by bringing to them the Life of the longed for Redeemer. All Creation was centered in Her, feeling honored to obey Her wishes. The Divinity Itself was all for Her and all intent on Her, in order to prepare Her and to form in Her, with surprising graces, the space into which the Eternal Word was to descend to take on human flesh. If the virtue were not present within Us that, while We operate, deal with or speak with one creature, We do not neglect the others, all would have said to Us: ‘Leave all of us aside, think of this Virgin; give – centralize everything in Her, that She may let the One come in whom our hopes, our life, all of our good, are placed.’ Therefore, the time in which the Sovereign Queen came out to the light of the day can be called the time of my Mama.    

This, my daughter [Luisa], can be called your time. All are turned toward you; I hear the voice of all, as if it were one alone, praying Me, pressing Me, that my Will may reacquire Its absolute divine rights over you, so that, acquiring Its total dominion, It may pour into you all the fullness of goods It had established to give if the creature had not withdrawn from my Will. So, the whole of Heaven, the Celestial Mama, the Angels and Saints – all are turned toward you for the triumph of my Will, because their glory in Heaven will not be complete if my Will does not have Its complete triumph on earth. Everything was created for the total fulfillment of the Supreme Will, and until Heaven and earth return into this circle of the Eternal Volition, they feel their works, their glory and beatitude as though halved, because, not having found Its complete fulfillment in the Creation, the Divine Will cannot give what It had established to give – that is, the fullness of Its goods, of Its effects, joys and happinesses which It contains. This is why they are all longing; my Will Itself is all for you [Luisa] and intent on you [Luisa]; It holds nothing back of graces, of light and whatever it takes to form in you the greatest of prodigies, which is Its fulfillment and Its total triumph. Which one do you think is a greater prodigy: that a little light remains enclosed in the sun, or that the sun remains enclosed in the little light?”

And I: ‘It would certainly be more prodigious if the little light enclosed the sun; and indeed, it seems impossible to me that this may happen.’ And Jesus: “What is impossible for the creature is possible for God. The little light is the soul, and my Will is the sun. Now, my Will must give so much to the little light as to be able to make of it a circle and be enclosed in It. And since the nature of light is to spread its rays everywhere, while remaining in triumph within this circle, It will spread Its divine rays to give the Life of my Will to all. This is the prodigy of prodigies, which the whole of Heaven longs for. Therefore, give broad field to my Will – be opposed in nothing, so that what was established by God in the work of Creation may have its fulfillment.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 19, May 23, 1926)

In this passage we can really see God’s fervent, Holy Desire for the fulfillment of the Fiat of Sanctification, and we can begin to appreciate all he has put into place to get us to this point and beyond. The passage immediately before this one, from May 18, 1926 is also very important. However it was a bit long to post here.

I had a few other passages flagged to share with you but I think I will share the source instead. You may have already seen the “Round Booklets” (downloadable from the Queen of the Divine Will Resource Library – scroll down). There is a booklet for each liturgical season with a couple of extras. Each booklet consists of rounds in the Divine Will written in the style of the Liturgy of the Hours (but are not meant to replace the LoH).

The round prayers themselves are very beautiful but it is the excerpts from the volumes that I often feel the need to share here. They seem to have been cherry-picked for inclusion in these booklets to stress essential teachings.

To be honest, I find that to pray the rounds as written in the booklets, is more than I have time for in the day with my other prayers and duties. However, I do try to pray at least a part of them every day. Fr. Iannuzzi, in the podcast I linked to at the top of the page, speaks to this problem we have of fitting everything into our day. God be praised for giving us the practical guidance we need through Fr. Iannuzzi and others, in order not to become overwhelmed or discouraged. Fiat!

God bless you dear friends. He is near. Come Divine Will! Fiat!

Some very relevant podcasts on the Divine Will…

Blessings dear friends. Here are some more podcasts that I found enormously helpful and edifying.

Frances Hogan’s Volume 19 – Talk #17. Don’t miss this this talk. It is full of the beauty, majesty, and power of this Gift and illustrates God’s burning desire to make it known and put into practice. You may have to download the talk to get it to play. Talk #16 is very good too.

Fr. Iannuzzi’s July 18, 2020 podcast on Radio Maria has a very strong message regarding the times we are in, the action of the Divine Will in it, and our role in God’s plan.

Dear friends, God’s power is in no way diminished in our times. His plan is proceeding and his victory is assured. Let us try to increase our acts and rounds in the Divine Will to hasten the coming of the kingdom, and to work with him to increase the number of the souls who will be saved. Fiat!

Fighting the battle “up high”…

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
   from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
   who made heaven and earth.

(Psalm 121:1-2)

Friends, Pope Francis has called everyone in the world, not just Catholics, to a day of prayer and fasting for Peace on March 2, Ash Wednesday. The pope invoked the Queen of Peace to “preserve the world from the madness of war.” Fiat!

Our Divine Will group is praying the Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion that day. If you don’t have a group, why not put numbers 1-24 in a “hat” and pull out a number or two to let God decide which hours He wants you to cover? If enough people do that I am certain the Lord will make sure the Hours are filled.

We know that true peace, the peace that will last, is only possible through the conversion of heart, which requires sacrifice. God will provide the graces, but He wants our skin in the game. There is no doubt that most of our sacrifices fall short in some way. We fight them, we complain, we procrastinate. That is OUR will. But when we offer our sacrifices in the Divine Will we fuse our drop of water into the chalice of His Blood. As we allow him to suffer in our sufferings we can give Him, as our own possession, His own sufferings as well as those of Our Lady and Luisa. If we do that, the enemy will find no place or time in which to hide. Fiat!

Our Lord tells Luisa about the value and effects of sacrifice:

Volume 14, August 12, 1922

You must know that my Will is most pure gold. And so that the thread of your will may become of most pure gold – in such a way that, as the thread of your will is braided with Mine, that which is yours and that which is Mine may not be distinguished – it takes only sacrifice and pains. Consuming the thread of your human will, they substitute it with the golden divine thread which, identifying itself with mine, forms one single thread, and braiding the great wheel of Eternity, extends everywhere and finds itself in every place.

But if my Will is gold and yours is iron, you will remain behind, and Mine will not lower Itself to be braided with yours. If you take two objects of gold, though each one may have its own different shape, by melting them, you will be able to form one single object, and would no longer be able to discern the gold of one from that of the other. But if one object is of gold and the other of iron, one will not stick to the other, and it will be impossible to form one single object. So, only sacrifice changes the nature of the human will.

Sacrifice is the burning fire that melts and consumes. Sacrifice is sacred, and has the virtue of consecrating the Divine Will in the human. Sacrifice is grace, and with its skillful brush it impresses the divine shape and features. Here is the reason for the increasing of your sufferings: these are the final brush strokes which are needed in order to produce the final extension and braiding of your will in Mine.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 14, August 12, 1922)

(See Frances Hogan’s Volume 14, talk #8.)

This must be re-read: “Only sacrifice changes the nature of the human will.” We will not have peace until the Divine Will reigns. There is much to come, but our acts, rounds, and our sacrifices in the Divine Will are the weapons God wants us to use right now. And here’s why:

VOLUME 17, May 4, 1925

Therefore, be attentive, because this is about rescuing that Eternal Will which, with so much love, wants to dwell in the creatures. But It wants to be known, It does not want to be like a stranger; rather, It wants to give out Its goods and become Life of each one, but It wants Its rights whole – Its place of honor. It wants the human will to be banished – the only enemy for It, and for man.

The mission of my Will was the purpose of the creation of man. My Divinity did not depart from Heaven, from Its throne; my Will, instead, not only departed but descended into all created things and formed Its Life in them. However, while all things recognized Me, and I dwell in them with majesty and decorum, man alone drove Me away. But I want to conquer him and win him, and this is why my mission is not finished. So I called you, entrusting to you my own mission, that you may place the one who drove Me away on the lap of my Will, and everything may return to Me, in my Will.

Therefore, do not be surprised at the great and marvelous things I may tell you for the sake of this mission, or at the many graces I may give you; because this is not about making a saint, but about saving the generations. This is about rescuing a Divine Will, for which everything must return to the beginning, to the origin from which everything came, so that the purpose of my Will may have its complete fulfillment.’” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven,

Let the following passages dispel any fear.

Volume 6, March 4, 1904
The soul must live up high.  One who lives up high cannot be harmed.

As I was very afflicted and in suffering because of the loss of my good Jesus, I saw Him for just a little, and He told me: “My daughter, your soul must try to maintain the flight of an eagle – that is, to dwell up high, above all the low things of this earth; and so high that no enemy may harm it.  In fact, one who lives up high can harm the enemies, but cannot be harmed.  And she must not only live up high, but must try to have purity and sharpness of eye, similar to those of an eagle.  Though living up high, through the sharpness of her sight, she penetrates the divine things – not in passing, but by chewing them to the point of making of them her favorite food, despising any other thing.  And she also penetrates the necessities of her neighbor, nor is she afraid to descend into their midst and do good to them; and if needed, she lays down her life.  Through the purity of her sight, she makes the love of God and the love of neighbor from two to one, rectifying everything for God.  So must the soul be if she wants to please Me.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 6, March 4, 1904)

This is best understood in a spiritual sense since our true enemies are spiritual and the root of all evil. Those who try to harm us down here are mere pawns. However, the battles we fight from “up high” have their effect in all times and places below, including our own. We take up the fight up high out of a love of God and neighbor. Jesus encourages us through Luisa to use His own things as our invincible weapons of war, but we must be firm in virtue, with “purity and sharpness of eye”, seeing all as God sees it. In the next passages, we find a few pearls of inestimable price that we can offer to God as our own things.

Volume 17, July   1, 1924

How beautiful and touching it was to hear Jesus pray! And since I was accompanying Him in the sorrowful mystery of the Scourging, He made Himself seen pouring out Blood, and I heard Him say: “My Father, I offer You this Blood of Mine. O please, let It cover all the intelligences of creatures, rendering vain all their evil thoughts, dimming the fire of their passions, and making holy intelligences rise again. May this Blood cover their eyes and be a veil to their sight, so that the taste of evil pleasures may not enter them through their eyes, and they may not get dirty with the mud of the earth. May this Blood of Mine cover and fill their mouths, and render their lips dead to blasphemies, to imprecations, to all of their bad words. My Father, may this Blood of Mine cover their hands, and strike terror in man for so many evil actions. May this Blood circulate in Our Eternal Will in order to cover all, to defend all, and to be a defending weapon for the creature before the rights of Our Justice. (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 17, July   1, 1924)

Volume 11 June 15, 1916  

“The most powerful prayers over the Heart of my Son, and those which move Him the most, are for the creature to clothe herself with everything He Himself did and suffered, since He gave everything as gift to the creature. 

Therefore, my daughter, surround your head with the thorns of Jesus, bead your eyes with His tears, impregnate your tongue with His bitterness, clothe your soul with His Blood, adorn yourself with His wounds, pierce your hands and feet with His nails, and like another Christ present yourself before His Divine Majesty.

This sight will move Him in such a way that He will not be able to deny anything to the soul who is clothed with His own insignia.  But – oh, how little do creatures know how to make use of the gifts which my Son gave them!  These were my prayers upon earth, and these are my prayers in Heaven.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 11 – June 15, 1916)

Prayer from the passage:

Fused into you, O my Jesus, with the Blessed Mother and Luisa, I surround my head with Your thorns, bead my eyes with Your tears, impregnate my tongue with Your bitterness, clothe my soul with Your Blood, adorn myself with Your wounds, pierce my hands and feet with Your nails, and like another Christ present myself before Your Divine Majesty. 

Volume 16, December 29, 1923

My daughter, the living in my Will is exactly this: to bring the whole of Creation before Me, and in the name of all, give Me the return of their duties. No one must escape you, otherwise my Will would find voids in Creation, and would not be satisfied. But do you know why you do not find all, and many escape you? It is the power of free will. However, I want to teach you a secret – where to find them all: enter into my Humanity and you will find all of their acts as though held in custody; for these I took on the commitment to satisfy before my Celestial Father on their behalf. Go and follow all my acts, which were the acts of all; in this way you will find everything, and you will give Me return of love for everyone and for everything. Everything is in Me; since I did everything for all, in Me is the deposit of all; I render to the Divine Father the duty of love for all, and whoever wants it, can use it as way and means to ascend to Heaven.”

I entered into Jesus, and I easily found everything and everyone. And following the works of Jesus, I said: ‘I love you in every thought of creature; I love You in the flight of every gaze; I love You in the sound of every word; I love You in every heartbeat, breath and affection; I love You in every drop of blood, in every work and step,…’ (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 16, December 29, 1923)

So let us maintain our focus on fighting the battle up high. We were born for these times. Let’s remain focused and “let God do” in us. Fiat!

Covert Agents of Peace – Fusing and Bilocating in the Divine Will…

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

Psst…don’t tell anybody…but one of my Divine Will friends has been acting as a Covert Agent of Peace. It’s true! When she hears of trouble in the world, she fuses with Jesus, and asks Him to bilocate her right into the middle of it, where she kneels in front of a key operative and prays the rosary for peace. She doesn’t take sides, never tells God what the outcome should be, but only prays for peace. If there are many operatives, she asks the Lord to send as many agents as are needed to join her. (Perhaps He has sent you to participate in one of these clandestine operations, unbeknownst to you. It’s that secret!) Our Lord has given my friend many confirmations that this is not only pleasing to Him, but very effective.

In her approved apparitions the Queen of Peace has strongly urged us to pray the Rosary for peace, even telling us that it can avert war. Her messages have been very clear. No matter what the analysts say, wars are the consequence of increasing unrepented sin. Woe to us! But all is not lost. We know that every battle on this earth is a spiritual one, fought against principalities and powers in the heavenly realm (see Eph 6:12). Every baptized Christian is an enlisted soldier and Our Lady has given us the humble rosary as her most powerful spiritual weapon. In these last days, through Luisa and the Gift of Living in the Divine Will, Jesus allows us to deploy this weapon to a degree never before imagined.

Critical to using the weapon to its highest degree is fusion. No, not atomic fusion, something far more powerful, namely spiritual fusion in the Divine Will, in which we fuse ourselves into God’s One Eternal Operation. Fr. Iannuzzi explains this clearly in a video found on the Divine Will Era YouTube Channel, titled, Fusing & Bilocating in the Divine Will. Please do listen to it, as he explains that the most important effect of fusing ourselves with the Trinity through prayer (enabling us to bilocate throughout time and space) is the restoration of order and harmony in the universe, in a word—PEACE. It is important to understand this, because this is what will bring about the Era of Peace, the intense longing of God’s Heart and ours.

Fr. Iannuzzi covers bilocation in several sections of his Doctoral Dissertation as well. In Chapter IV he says:

“Noteworthy is the grace of ‘bilocation’ that Adam enjoyed and that is fully actualized in the redeemed. If God’s Divine Will bilocates itself in the soul’s acts and places the soul in immediate relation with him, the soul’s bilocation places it in immediate relation with all creation, and in such a way that it administers (‘bilocates’) to all humans the blessings God grants it.” (Rev. J.L. Iannuzzi, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta, section 4.1.13)

This is very deep, and impossible to comprehend really. We don’t have to understand it completely, but only make ourselves available to be used as God’s instruments throughout time and space, in our rounds, our acts, and in those times—not limited to our own time and space—when we hear of a tense situation that desperately needs an infusion of Grace. That’s what my friend did.

In the video Fr. Iannuzzi gives us another key piece of the fusion puzzle, stressing the importance of fusing ourselves in the Order of Grace.

Volume 17, May 17, 1925

“My daughter, to all you have said on fusing yourself in my Will, another application must be added – that of fusing yourself in the order of grace, in all that the Sanctifier – the Holy Spirit – has done and will do to those who are to be sanctified. Furthermore, while We – the Three Divine Persons – remain always united in working, if Creation is related to the Father, and Redemption to the Son – the “Fiat Voluntas Tua” was attributed to the Holy Spirit. And it is exactly in the “Fiat Voluntas Tua” that the Divine Spirit will display His Work. You do it when, in coming before the Supreme Majesty, you say: ‘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 You glory and return of love, as if all had become Saints, and to repair You for all the oppositions and lack of correspondence to grace…”; and as much as you can, in Our Will you search for the acts of grace of the Spirit Sanctifier, in order to make your own – His sorrow, His secret moans, His anguishing sighs in the depth of the hearts, on seeing Himself unwelcome. And since the first act He does is to bring our Will as the complete act of their sanctification, on seeing Himself rejected, He moans with inexpressible moans. And in your childlike simplicity, you say to Him: ‘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!’ My daughter, We – the Three Divine Persons – are inseparable and distinct, and in this way do We want to manifest to the human generations Our Works for them: while remaining united within Ourselves, each One of Us wants to manifest individually His Love and His Work for the creatures.” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 17, May 17, 1925)

Here is a prayer based on the passage. We would do well to pray it often.

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 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!

Finally, I leave you with two passages. The first was cited by Fr. Iannuzzi’s in the video linked above.

Volume 17, January 4, 1925
How all of Heaven goes to meet the soul who fuses herself in the Divine Will. How all want to place their acts in her, and the noble martyrdom of the soul is formed.

Having completed my whole day, I was thinking to myself: ‘What else is left for me to do?’ And in my interior, I heard: “You have to do the most important thing – your last act of fusing yourself in the Divine Will.”

So, according to my usual way, I started to fuse all my poor being in the Supreme Will; and as I was doing so, it seemed to me that the Heavens were opening, and I went to meet the whole Celestial Court, and all of Heaven came toward me. And my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, fusing yourself in my Will is the most solemn act, the greatest one, the most important of all your life. To fuse yourself in my Will is to enter the sphere of Eternity, embrace It, kiss It, and receive the deposit of the goods which the Eternal Will contains. Even more, as the soul fuses herself in the Supreme Volition, all go to meet her, in order to communicate to her all the goods and the glory they have. The Angels, the Saints, the very Divinity – they all communicate, knowing that they communicate in that same Will in Which everything is safe. Even more, in receiving these goods, the soul multiplies them through her acts in the Divine Will, and gives back double glory and honor to the whole of Heaven. Therefore, by fusing yourself in my Will, you put Heaven and earth in motion. It is a new feast for the whole Heaven.

And since to fuse oneself in my Will is to love and to give, for each one and for all, without excluding anyone – in my Goodness, so as not to be won over in love by the creature, I place in her – in my Will – the goods of all, and all the possible goods I contain within Me. Nor can there be a lack of space in which to place all the goods, because my Will is immense, and is capable of receiving everything. If you knew what you do and what happens when you fuse yourself in my Will, you would eagerly yearn to do it continuously.

Afterwards, I was thinking about whether I had to write what is written above, or not. I didn’t see it as necessary, or as an important thing; more so, since obedience had given me no order to do it. And my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, how can it not be important to make it known that fusing oneself in my Will is to live in It? The soul who fuses herself in my Will receives, as though in deposit, all my divine and eternal goods. The very Saints compete with each other in order to deposit their merits in the soul fused in my Will, because they feel in her the Glory, the Power of my Will, and feel glorified in a divine manner by the littleness of the creature.

Listen, my daughter: to live in my Will surpasses even martyrdom in merit. Martyrdom kills the body, but living in my Will implies that the creature kills her own will with a divine hand, and It gives her the nobility of a divine martyrdom. And every time the soul decides to live in my Will, my Volition prepares the blow in order to kill the human will, and forms the noble martyrdom of the soul. But in order to reach this happy state, the human will and the Divine Will must be tied together: one has to give the place to the Other, and the human will must be content with remaining extinguished under the power of the Divine Will. Therefore, every time you dispose yourself to live in my Volition, you dispose yourself to undergo the martyrdom of your will.

Do you see, then, what it means to fuse oneself in my Will? It is to be the continuous martyr of my Supreme Will. And you think it’s trivial, or not important?” (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 17, January 4, 1925)

This last passage contains nothing less than the blueprint of the Divine Plan for the fulfillment of the Third Fiat, in which God will “confuse man completely in Love”.

Volume 12, February 8, 1921
While the world wants to cast Jesus away from the face of the earth, He is preparing an Era of Love: the Era of His third FIAT.

This morning, after receiving Communion, I heard in my interior my always lovable Jesus saying: “O iniquitous world, you are doing everything you can to cast Me away from the face of the earth, to banish Me from society, from schools, from conversations – from everything. You are plotting how to demolish temples and altars, how to destroy my Church and kill my ministers; while I am preparing for you an Era of Love – the Era of my third FIAT. You will make your own way in order to banish Me, and I will confuse you by means of Love. I will follow you from behind, and I will come toward you from the front so as to confuse you in Love; and wherever you have banished Me, I will raise my throne, and there will I reign more than before – but in a more astonishing way; so much so, that you yourself will fall at the foot of my throne, as though bound by the power of my Love.”

Then He added: “Ah, my daughter, the creature rages more and more in evil! How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will reach the point of exhausting evil itself. But while they are occupied with following their own way, I will be occupied with making the Fiat Voluntas Tua have Its completion and fulfillment, and my Will reign upon the earth – but in a completely new way. I will be occupied with preparing the Era of the third FIAT in which my Love will show off in a marvelous and unheard-of way. Ah, yes, I want to confuse man completely in Love! Therefore, be attentive – I want you with Me, in preparing this Celestial and Divine Era of Love. We will lend a hand to each other, and will work together.” Then He drew near my mouth, and as He sent His omnipotent breath into it, I felt new life being infused in me; and He disappeared. (L. Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Volume 12, February 8, 1921)

Friends, we should not be afraid of what is clearly now upon us, but take our cue from the joyful anticipation flowing from our Father’s Heart that we see in this passage.

Come Divine Will! Come to reign upon the Earth! Fiat!