DIVINE WILL SNIPPET
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
February 10, 2024
Feast of Saint Scholastica, founder of the Benedict nuns
and the twin sister of Saint Benedict, the Patriarch of Western monasticism.
“ALEJANDRA ACUNA’S RESPONSE TO THE PAUSE!”
Dear Divine Will Family!
I am going to make this short and sweet. Below is the response from Alejandra Acuna regarding the pause in the Cause of Luisa Piccarreta. She is the daughter of +Mr. Jose Acuna, a pioneer in living and spreading the doctrine of Luisa Piccarreta. He and his wife raised their family on this doctrine and they have a Priest in the Divine Will who participates regularly in the retreats held by the Official Association Luisa Piccarreta in Corato, Italy.
Alejandra is married and lives in Mexico and is raising her family on the doctrine of the Divine Will and is a brilliant and very knowledgeable teacher! I pray everyone reads this response. It is so right on! Brava, Alejandra! We thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and knowledge of the reasons for the pause in Luisa’s Cause.
The time has come that we all must unite and be a family together, not in groups or factions. May God give us all this great grace to help us understand exactly what Alejandra is explaining below!
Eternal blessings upon you and your family always!
My greetings to all of you in the Divine Will. I have been asked if Luisa’s Cause 1 has been paused or suspended. The Cause is still in the Vatican and has not been definitively suspended … it continues in the Vatican. However, it is currently paused, for various reasons. It is not being given the follow-up that the Cause should have, and the reasons were given by the Archbishop of Trani Leonardo D’Ascenzo in his last statement number 4 of March 4, 2020.
The Vatican has already ruled on Luisa’s writings, saying that they contain no errors. Although there are no theological errors, the Dicastery in charge has determined that a deeper study of the writings by experts and theologians is required to clarify some ideas and terms that lend themselves to misinterpretation. They have not yet appointed the theologians who will be part of this team of specialists who will be commissioned by the Church to carry out this specialized study. Currently, the Cause is on pause.
Another problem is the misinterpretations that spread among groups in various parts of the world. Also, anti-testimonies that have arisen. What are the misinterpretations that have been made, and why IS the Vatican CURRENTLY skeptical about continuing Luisa’s cause? The problem is that the writings are being used to incite division in the Church, to foment rebellion against the authority of the Pope in the Church. Some groups have used the writings to separate themselves from the sacramental life, to stop frequenting the sacraments, to excuse themselves from participating in the life of the parish, isolating themselves instead of integrating with the whole, thus becoming a counter-witness. There are also groups that do not recognize or submit to the authority of the Pope while claiming to follow Luisa. This is a bad application of the writings; this is not understanding that we must follow the will of God in everything that we do. If we want to live in the Divine Will, it is essential — a requirement — to do the Will of God in all possible aspects. Hence, we must be docile and humble in doing the will of God in all things: Unity with the Church, with the Holy Father, with certain persons of authority — for example, as regards Luisa: submit to the authority of the Archbishop of Trani and the Vatican authorities who oversee the cause – And then each person in their local Church must obey the parish priest, the bishop of the diocese, etc.
Let us be in good standing with the Church. It is important to pay attention to everything we have mentioned. In the same document, the Bishop says that Luisa’s writings should not be used and presented as a threat to the modern world. Indeed, some misguided persons use the writings with emphasis on the threats of Chastisement… They like to use those types of threats on people and relate apocalyptic ideas to our present times. But most of what they proclaim has no clear basis in the Magisterium of the Church, no basis in the Gospels. It was not our Lord or Luisa’s intent — when mentioning chastisement — that it be used to threaten souls: “…if they don’t behave, if they don’t listen to me, or if they don’t accept what I say, then things will go badly for them…” No, this is not the reason for mentioning chastisements, but rather because of the status of Luisa as victim-soul, so that Luisa would accompany Jesus in His pains, share those sorrows with him, and help him save souls, acquire more graces to be able to convert, save and even sanctify souls. Thanks to Luisa’s office as a victim-soul united to Jesus and Mother Mary, God has mitigated many chastisements, and has called and forgiven all of us. It is because of His great love — and not by threats — that He has called us to receive this Immense Gift.
We in turn must present it to others as what it is — and Jesus says it — it is “The Book of Heaven: The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose for which He was Created by God.” And it’s for the Kingdom of the Divine Will to reign here, on earth. Hence, it is a total call of Love given to us in these times to convert, to sanctify ourselves, in the most sublime and highest way, in Jesus. In this document the Archbishop ends by saying that in addition to the above-mentioned, the writings must be presented as a call of Love, which invites us to read the writings always being attentive to and observing the Magisterium and Teachings of the Church; and that we apply what we read guided by those Teachings, and in this way give life to the Life of the Divine Will as it has been done in Luisa. How Luisa lived it is the model for us: respecting the Church and the Pope, frequenting the sacraments, and placing emphasis on the main theme, which is the Will of God, and not the chastisements. How good it is to do the Will of God … how good the wonderful effects it produces in us. In Luisa’s letters, you can see how she spread the knowledge and the Kingdom of the Divine Will lovingly. We must see this as a call to purify ourselves more intensely: if we truly want to live in the Divine Will and have a much purer interpretation of the writings, let us adhere to what is written and interpret it in the light of the Magisterium. Do not give interpretations that cause confusion and deviations, which in many cases have formed a counter-witness, an anti-testimony of rebellion against the Church and/or between groups … because you only follow a specific person who leads one group or another, etc.
But it is quite the opposite, we must unite … we must be united following Jesus in His teachings that He deposited in His Church and in Luisa. Luisa is the one who forms us, and no one else gives us an example in these times of how to live in the Divine Will. The rest of us are mere instruments; and it’s not that only this one or another should be followed, as if all the others are wrong. On the contrary, we must behave like brothers and sisters in a very loving family where charity, humility, etc. reign. This is the testimony that is needed for the Cause to continue, so let us not allow disunity to be the reason for delaying the Kingdom of God on earth. How is this going to happen? Jesus has already said it: that He did it through Luisa and the confessor, depositing this work in His Church, in the local Church of Trani and from there it has gone to the Vatican, and from there it has reached us. And He did not give it to us so that only certain particular groups could promote it, no! He placed it in the Universal Church, and we must all be united to the Universal Church, to the Catholic Church, and not form groups that seem like sects. If we are not united, what is going to happen? If Luisa’s case is not going to bear good fruit in the Church, then the cause of beatification will not continue…do you understand? And I repeat, in Luisa, God respects the authority that He himself has given to the Church and the procedures that He himself has inspired in the Church. The procedure given in Luisa’s cause is not only the study of the writings but also the good they produce in the people of God. Let us then be good witnesses, let us set a good example … and not only so that the Cause may favorably continue, but so that we may truly become good fruits in the Divine Will.
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