(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison

November 30, 2021


Dear Divine Will Family,

The good, the bad and the ugly! My husband loved those Clint Eastwood movies, and I didn’t like them at all, although I watched them with him as a good wife when he would ask me. I thanked God for the times he didn’t. But thinking of the wonderful and very good “Fiat” and the very bad “Why” made me think of this title. The more you ask God “why” the uglier you become, so the good, the bad and the ugly!

You know that Jesus explains to Luisa that the word, “why” originated in Hell, so therefore the bad. The beautiful “Fiat” originated with God, and Our Lady, so therefore the good. Our souls can certainly become ugly every time we ask why!

So, what is the reason for the “why” making our souls so ugly? Every why is a huge lack of trust, faith and a huge sign of pride every time you ask God why something is happening or not happening. We all know that God is in charge, and He is in control of His plans for you as soon as you give yourself over to Him, as when making your Consecration to the Divine Will, or to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, or to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We have no control over anything…absolutely nothing, except using our human wills to make our souls ugly.

Those voids in our souls that Jesus speaks about…they are the “whys” in our souls. If we sin, isn’t it the same thing as asking God why? Why must I do this or that…I will do it my way. This is why the “fiat” is so important….Your Will, Lord, never mine!! Fiat always!!

This all came to me very clearly this morning before getting out of bed and I knew I had to write about it. Felicia and I have discussed this several times. We know we cannot ask why…why do you have us stuck over there away from our families, especially during the holidays. We have not and do not intend to ask why. We know and understand that God has a plan for our lives and doing and living in His Will is the most important thing to us…even more important than our families or the holidays.

There are ways to get home, but they are not the way God would have us come home. They are devious and underhanded, and we know that it would be our human wills acting totally against the Divine Will, if we came home using methods that are not of God! So, we will wait to see what God’s plans are for us over here. He could have gotten us home when we went to catch our flight, if He had wanted us home. He is God, He can do anything…but He didn’t help us to leave here, so it has to be His Will for us to be here. So, fiat, Lord!

Living in the Divine Will has to take precedence over everything else, regardless of what it may be….nothing can be more important! The Surrender Novena is a wonderful way to come to this understanding more easily and to be more able to give yourself totally to the plan of God for your life, and the life of your family. He knows how much you love your family and the care you have for them. He loves them a trillion times more than you do! Do you really believe that God would abandon your family when you are giving yourself totally to Him? No way! They are His children, too! So, you can let go of your family and give yourself totally, and with great confidence, to God and to God alone!!

Remember, we all want to be the fiat, not just say the fiat! We all want to be what God created us to be and we can only do that if we are living the fiat, not just saying it!

I have attached the Surrender Novena it to this Snippet.

We love all of you so much and keep each of you in our daily prayers! Please keep us in yours. May God give you the immense grace to always live your little fiat, to be what God created all of us to be and which gives Him so much glory and honor and shows how much you love Him!!
Ann Ellison

Volume 8
April 5, 1908

All that the Queen Mama contains has its origin in the Fiat.

Continuing in my usual state, I found myself outside of myself, within a garden, in which I could see the Queen Mama placed on a very high throne. I yearned to go up there to kiss Her hand, and as I tried to go, She came to meet me, giving me a smacking kiss on my face. In looking at Her, I saw as though a globe of light in Her interior, and within that light there was the word ‘Fiat’. From that word descended many different unending seas of virtues, graces, greatness, glory, joys, beauties, and everything that our Queen Mama contains as a whole. Everything was rooted in that Fiat, and all of Her goods took their origin from the Fiat. Oh, omnipotent, fecund, holy Fiat! Who can comprehend you? I feel mute… It is so great that I can say nothing; therefore, I stop here.

So, I looked at Her with amazement, and She said to me: “My daughter, all of my Sanctity came out from within the word ‘Fiat’. I did not move even for one breath, one step, one action, or anything at all, if not within the Will of God. My life, my food, my all, was the Will of God; and this produced such sanctity, riches, glories, honors for Me… not human, but Divine. So, the more the soul is united, identified with the Will of God, the more she can be called holy, and she is loved more by God. And the more she is loved, the more she is favored, because her life is nothing but the product of the Will of God. How can He not love her if she is His own thing? Therefore, one must not look at how much or how little he does, but rather, at whether it is wanted by God. In fact, the Lord looks more at something little, if it is according to His Will, than at something great, without It.”

Volume 11
September 20, 1915

The Fiat must be the sweet knot that binds all the acts of the creature.

Continuing in my usual state, my lovable Jesus made Himself seen with scourges in His hands, touching and beating the creatures. It seemed that the scourges were extending more, and among many things, it seemed that some were plotting a conspiracy against the Church, and they were mentioning Rome. Blessed Jesus was afflicted and as though covered with a black mantle. He told me: “My daughter, the scourges will make the peoples rise again, but there will be so many of them that all peoples will be wrapped in sorrow and mourning. And since the creatures are my members, I am wrapped in black because of them.”

I was all dismayed and I prayed Him to placate Himself; and He, to cheer me, told me: “My daughter, the Fiat must be the sweet knot that will bind all your acts. So, my Will and yours will form the knot; and know that every thought, word, act, done as tied to my Will, is one more channel of communication that opens between Myself and the creature. If all your acts are tied to my Will, not one channel of divine communication will be close between you and Me.”


Volume 8
January 30, 1909

The story of ‘why’

Finding myself in my usual state, I found myself outside of myself; I seemed to see a soul in Purgatory, whom I knew, and I said to her: ‘Take a look at how I am before God – I am so concerned about it, especially about the state in which I find myself.’ And she told me: “It takes nothing to know whether you are doing well or badly: if you appreciate suffering, you are doing well; if you don’t, you are doing badly. In fact, one who appreciates suffering, appreciates God; and by appreciating Him, one can never displease Him. Things which are appreciated, are also esteemed, loved, and one cherishes them and keeps them safe, more than oneself. Can it ever be possible that one wants evil for himself? In the same way, it is impossible that one may displease God, if he appreciates Him.”

Then, afterwards, blessed Jesus came for just a little, and told me: “My daughter, in almost all of the events that occur, creatures keep repeating, over and over again: ‘And why? And why? And why? Why this illness? Why this interior state? Why this scourge?’ And many other why’s. The explanation of ‘why’ is not written on earth, but in Heaven, and there everyone will read it. Do you know what ‘why’ is? It is egoism, which gives continuous food to love of self. Do you know where ‘why’ was created? In hell. Who was the first one that pronounced it? A demon. The effects produced by the first ‘why’ were the loss of innocence in Eden Itself, the war of untamable passions, the ruin of many souls, the evils of life. The story of ‘why’ is long; it is enough to tell you that there is no evil in the world which does not carry the mark of ‘why’. ‘Why’ is destruction of divine wisdom in souls. And do you know where ‘why’ will be buried? In hell, to make them restless for eternity, without ever giving them peace. The art of ‘why’ is to wage war against souls, without ever giving them respite.”


The Novena of Surrender

In 1965 a Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo wrote to Bishop Hnilica saying that a new John will rise from Poland, who, with heroic steps, would break the power of Communism. Fr. Ruotolo, a mystic, also received a special novena of surrender from Jesus.

DAY 1: Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to Me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to Me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.
Then pray 10 times: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

DAY 2: Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequence of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way. Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying ‘You take care of it’. O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 3: How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me, “You take care of it”, then closes its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for Me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to Me, instead you want Me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act in this way but pray as I taught you in the Our Father. “Hallowed be thy Name”, that is be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life. If you say to me truly, “Thy will be done”, which is the same as saying: “You take care of it”. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 4: You see evil growing, instead of weakening? Do not worry! Close your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it”. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say, “You take care of it”. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything. (10 times)

DAY 5: And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you, I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 6: You are sleepless, you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse – to men themselves, trusting in their intervention – this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh, how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 7: I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it anymore because your mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things; I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 8: Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness and I promise you by My love that if you say, “You take care of it” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you. O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

DAY 9: Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it”. Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this:
O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything (10 times)

The Audio for the Surrender Novena is: “youtube audio Novena of Fr. Dolindo, I surrender myself to you”.

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