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

February 7, 2023


Dear Divine Will Family,
I wish and pray for each of you to have the most holy and a very deeply spiritual Lent! I only have two readings from the magnificent writings of Luisa, but what Jesus conveys in them, in my humble opinion, explains what will make a beautiful Lent for any soul! It is always good to read them slowly and carefully and concentrate on what Jesus is teaching us….and read them often!

My foot is better, the wound has actually healed…praise God! I can actually walk without a cane now, although my foot is still very stiff and sometimes uncomfortable, but I am walking none the less. Praise God’s Holy Will always! I still use my cane for certain places I go, but hopefully the doctor will release me at my next appointment, the 15th of this month because all I need now is more PT. Prayers are always welcome. God is so good!!

May I please ask for prayers for my son, Paul. He is 54 years old and is not doing very well at all. As many of you know, I had a husband that was an alcoholic and my son, Paul has the same problem. My husband died at 52 years of age, and it seems likely that I will loose my son at age 54. He will not stop drinking, but you have to know a little about him before judging him too harshly. When he was 18 months old, he had an accident which affected his brain to the point that he is really still only 13/14 years old mentally. He can work and live on his own, but his attitude and his ways are still the same as a 13/14-year-old. He thinks he knows everything and knows what is best for himself and nothing will ever happen to him. I know he has a rude awaking coming and it breaks my heart for him. Every once in a while, reality sinks in and he becomes frightened, but then denial sets in again and there he goes. Thank you for any and all prayers, especially for his soul! I am having Holy Masses said for him constantly and I have put him (and all my family) into the Immaculate Heart of our Mother, Mary, since I watched her save my husband’s soul, who seemed to be unsavable. So, I trust Her to please never let Paul go and to help save his soul as well. I want to be with him to make sure he gets to Confession and receives the Last Rites and an Apostolic Blessing.

Thank you for listening! I feel I can tell you all anything because we are true family in the Holy Will of our Heavenly Father!! God bless all of you for being who you are!!! Who God created you to be!! It’s always a work in progress, which is good and holy….step by step….one day at a time!

Let’s pray that this Lent, miracles will happen to bring us ever deeper into the Holy Will of God and for all our families…may they become ever holy and become perfect as Our Heavenly Father is perfect through the writings of Luisa Piccarreta!!

We love all of you so much and keep each of you in our daily prayers! Please keep us in yours! God bless you and your family with love, peace and joy knowing that His Will is always perfect and that our little fiats give Him great glory!
Ann Ellison

PS: Be sure to get a “Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ” for Lent, if you don’t already have one….they are indispensable for everyday of the year, but especially for Lent!

Volume 11
January 22, 1913

The triple Passion of Jesus: of love, of sin, and from the Jews. Jesus is thrown into the Cedron stream.

I was thinking about the Passion of my always lovable Jesus, especially of what He suffered in the Garden. I found myself all immersed in Jesus, and He told me: “My daughter, My first Passion was of love, because the first step with which man, in sinning, gives himself to evil is the lack of love; so, since love is missing, he falls into sin. In order to be repaid through Me for the lack of love of the creatures, love made Me suffer more than anyone; It almost crushed Me, more than if I were under a press. It gave Me as many deaths for as many creatures receiving life.”

The second step that occurs in sin is defrauding God of His glory. So, in order to be repaid for the glory taken away by the creatures, the Father made Me suffer the Passion of sin, such that each sin gave Me a special Passion. Although there was one Passion, I suffered for sin with as many Passions as there would be sins committed until the end of the world. So, the glory of the Father was restored.”

The third effect produced by sin is weakness in man. Therefore, I wanted to suffer the Passion from the hands of the Jews – My third Passion – to restore in man his lost strength. Therefore, with the Passion of love, love was restored and placed at the right level; with the Passion of sin, the glory of the Father was restored and placed at its level; with the Passion of the Jews, the strength of the creatures was placed at its level and restored. I suffered all this in the Garden, and the pain was so much, so many the deaths – the atrocious spasms inflicted upon Me, that I really would have died if the Will of the Father for my death had arrived.”

Then I began to think of when my lovable Jesus was thrown into the Cedron stream by the enemies. Blessed Jesus made Himself seen in a state that aroused pity, all wet by those filthy waters. He told me: “My daughter, in creating the soul I covered her with a mantle of light and of beauty. Sin removes this mantle of light and of beauty, placing a mantle of darkness and ugliness, rendering the soul disgusting and nauseating. And I, in order to remove this mantle, so filthy, which sin puts on the soul, allowed the Jews to throw Me into this stream, where I remained as though enwrapped, inside and out, because these putrid waters entered even into my ears, into my nostrils and into my mouth; so much so, that the Jews were disgusted to touch Me. Ah, how much the love of creatures cost Me – to the point of rendering Me nauseating even to Myself!”

April 23, 1916

At each thought about the Passion of Jesus, the soul draws light from His Humanity.

Continuing in my usual state, my adorable Jesus made Himself seen all surrounded with light, which came out from within His Most Holy Humanity, and embellished Him in such a way as to form an enchanting and enrapturing sight. I remained surprised, and He told me: “My daughter, each pain I suffered, each drop of Blood, each wound, prayer, word, action, step, etc., produced a light within my Humanity, which embellished Me in such a way as to keep all the Blessed enraptured. Now, at each thought that the soul has about my Passion, at each act of compassion, reparation, etc., she does nothing other than draw light from my Humanity and be embellished in My likeness. So, each additional thought about my Passion will be one more light which will bring her eternal joy.”

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