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The Herald of the Divine Will
In order to speak of the mission of Luisa Piccarreta and of the writings that the Lord wanted to give us through her, we must realize that a few lines will not be enough.
|The Written Work of Luisa Piccarreta|
Out of obedience to her confessors, Luisa Piccarreta wrote 36 volumes in a diary format. The title that our Lord gave to these writings is:
The Kingdom of the Divine Fiat in the midst of Creatures
Book of Heaven
The call to the creature to return to the order, the place and the purpose for which he was created by God.
She also wrote the Christmas Novena (which is in Volume I), hundreds of Letters, 31 meditations on the Most Holy Virgin Mary for the Month of May (The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will) and other meditations known as “The rounds of the soul”, and “The Hours of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
Below, we have copied several selection of passages that were taken from her volumes. (1)
However, before reading the selected paragraphs from her volumes, we have provided an excerpt from a Letter that St. Hannibal Di Francia sent to Luisa Picarreta:
« Therefore, in view of the Divine Will that is manifested here which has so many times equally manifested Itself, I, in the name of Jesus and by the authority that has been conferred to me by your Ecclesiastic Superior, give you the absolute and energetic Obedience that, day by day, night by night, time after time, you write, accurately and totally, everything that happens between you and Jesus; even the most intimate things. Note well, not only the words that Jesus says to you, but also the infused lights, including everything that He makes you understand even without words… must be written exactly ...
... If you were to neglect writing anything at all, it will be a serious sin, due to lack of Obedience.” (Letter of St. Hannibal Maria Di Francia to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta) » (Carta de San Aníbal María de Francia a Luisa Piccarreta)
We can appreciate the authority that this holy priest, her confessor, used in the name of Jesus and of the Church. He, as the Ecclesiastic reviewer, gave the Nihil Obstat to the first 19 volumes and other writings of the Servant of God which also enjoyed the imprimatur of the Bishop from her Diocese. Fr. Di Francia began to publish her writings. The first published writing was “The Hours of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Out of Obedience to the Church and her confessors, Luisa Picarreta who has submitted herself to the confessors throughout her life, began and completed all of her writings. We hereby present you with a drop of the immense sea of divine doctrine that is contained in her writings.
Selection of Paragraphs from some of the Volumes(2)
Corato (Bari, Italy), year 1924. We begin with a written communication that may have originally been used as an introduction to the Writings of Luisa Picarreta. We could say that this is the only time that Luisa addresses the world in general and every one particularly. In it, she calls everyone to enter into the Kingdom of the Divine Will so that it can be returned to us the first order for which we were created by God.
VOLUMES: The title that Jesus wanted Luisa Picarreta to use.
DIVINE PLAN: "My primary purpose was to make man the image of the Divine Trinity by virtue of the fulfillment of my Will upon him." (Vol. XIX, June 20, 1926, Luisa Piccarreta)
SANCTITY: "I will make the Sanctity of living in my Will reappear." (Vol. XII, November 20, de 1917, Luisa Piccarreta)
SANCTITY: "There were Saints who started the sanctity of the penitent; the sanctity of obedience; the sanctity of humility, and other sanctities. Now I want you to be the beginning of the sanctity of living in my Will." (Vol. XII, November 27, 1917, Luisa Piccarreta)
THE KINGDOM OF GOD: "will be formed and founded upon the Truths." (Vol. XXXVI, November 13, 1938, Luisa Piccarreta)
DIVINE PLAN: Longings of Jesus. (Several volumes, Luisa Piccarreta)
SANCTITY: "¡Oh, how I wish to make everyone know how true sanctity is in doing the Divine Will and in living in the Divine Volition." (Vol. XII, August 14, 1917, Luisa Piccarreta)
DIVINE GIFT : "This is a gift which I want to give in these times, so sad - that they may not only do my Will, but possess It." (Vol. XVII, September 18, 1924, Luisa Piccarreta)
DIVINE GIFT: "... Here is, therefore, the necessity of the dispositions, of the knowledge of the gift, of the esteem and appreciation, and of love for the gift itself." (Vol. XVIII, December 25, 1925, Luisa Piccarreta)
VOLUMES: "The doctrine of the Divine Will is the most pure, the most beautiful, not subject to any shadow of anything material or of self-interest both in the natural and in the supernatural order." (Vol. XVI, November 10, 1923, Luisa Piccarreta)
1- When we present a selection of paragraphs or chapters from the Writings of Luisa it is not because those are the most important or essential ones. This simply indicates that they summarize certain aspects that could help us illustrate a general idea. Making a selection is not a pleasant task. Having to cut chapters creates a great pain in whoever does it. Therefore, the selection will only present the least with the intention to encourage the reader to learn more.
2- We have a section that contains updated articles, including spiritual topics, meditations on the Holy Scriptures, as well as meditations on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and on the Writings of Luisa. [ See Knowledge of God ]