THE WAY OF SANCTIFICATION
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
April 21, 2020
Dear Divine Will Family,
I believe we all know Daniel O’Connor. He is the author of two immensely popular books on the doctrine of the Book of Heaven, and who has given great talks at many of our conferences. He wrote to me about the comments I made on Mercy Sunday. He corrected me and helped me understand that the Book of Heaven and the Church are inseparable, which I understood, but what I didn’t think about is that Mercy Sunday is from the Church. It was given to all mankind from the Church, just as it will be announced about the Doctrine of the Book of Heaven one day. I’m afraid I was taking it as just another devotion.
I know the importance of the Rosary. Jesus even speaks about how the Kingdom of His Will will come through the Rosary.
Volume 25, October 7, 1928:
Luisa: “Then came the evening of this day consecrated to the Queen of the Rosary, the Queen of victories and of triumphs. This is another beautiful sign that, just as the Sovereign Lady conquered Her Creator, adorned Him with her chains of love, and drew Him down from Heaven to earth to make Him establish the Kingdom of Redemption, so will the sweet and powerful crown of Her Rosary make Her victorious and triumphant again before the Divinity, conquering the Kingdom of the Divine Fiat, to make It come among men.”
I definitely stand corrected in my comments and I thank Daniel very much for bringing this to my attention. I am so finite in my knowledge and have made so many mistakes, but with people like Daniel and others, I am learning and I am so very grateful. I do not want to send out anything that is not from God and Daniel made it very clear that my statements were not from God….please forgive me, Lord, and everyone else!
I would like to quote Daniel:
I’d also like to acknowledge that, indeed, Living in the Divine Will is the Gift of all Gifts; greater even than the various devotions Heaven has recently asked of us. The problem arises when we wrongly conclude, from its superiority, that it replaces what preceded it. In an analogous way, the Sacraments instituted by Christ are superior to the Moral Law revealed to Moses — but, that does not mean Christians thus take the Moral Law any less seriously… in fact, Christianity only makes the Moral Law even more important! Similarly, Living in the Divine Will should be seen as magnifying the importance of all of the great calls Heaven has made of us in these pivotal times, not eradicating them.
Ann has assured me that she sees I am correct on this.
So, I ask your forgiveness again. Fiat always…they seem to be getting harder to give!
And it seems appropriate to close with a quote from the Incredible Book of Heaven.
Volume 13, January 11, 1922
The souls who live in the Divine Will will be for the Mystical Body of the Church like skin to the body, and they will bring 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 as soon as He came to me, my ever gentle Jesus said to me: “My daughter, the Church is my Mystical Body, and I glory in being Its Head. But to enter this Mystical Body, My members must grow to their proper stature, otherwise they would deform my Body. But, alas! how many do not have the right proportions, but are so rotten and wounded that they disgust My Head and 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 the circulation of the blood gives life to the whole body, it is through the power of this circulation that the members reach their proper stature. If it weren’t for the skin and the circulation of the blood, the human body would be horrible to behold, and its members would not grow to the right proportion.
“Now, see how much I need these souls who live in my Will. Since I have destined them to be like skin to the body of My Church, and like circulation of life for all my members, they will be the ones who will give proper growth to the members which have not grown; they will heal the wounded members, and restore the freshness, the beauty, and the splendor of the whole Mystical Body by their continuous living in my Will, making it completely similar to my Head, which will sit in full majesty over 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 else. What impression would this Mystical Body make in the Heavenly Jerusalem without them? And if this is what interests Me more than anything, it must also interest you more than anything else, if you love Me. From now on, I will give to your acts done in my Will the virtue of circulating Life to the whole Mystical Body of the Church. And just as blood circulates in the human body, so your acts, spread out within the immensity of my Will, will spread over all of the members of the Mystical Body, covering them like skin and giving them their proper growth. So, be faithful and attentive.”
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—May all that I am and all that I do be united to all that You are, so as to give proper growth to the members of Your Mystical Body.” On hearing me, Jesus made Himself seen again, and smiling with satisfaction, He added: “How beautiful it is to see my truths in your heart as fountains of Life that spring forth at once with the effect for which they gave themselves! So, correspond with Me and I will be honored—and as soon as I see one truth spring forth, I will make another fountain of truth arise in you.”
Volume 25, October 28, 1928
After this, I was thinking about today’s Feast—that is, the Feast of Christ the King; and my sweet Jesus stirred within me and said to me: “My daughter, the Church does nothing but intuit what She must know about My Divine Will and how Its Kingdom must come. That is why this Feast is the prelude to the Kingdom of My Divine Fiat. Indeed, with this Feast the Church simply honors My Humanity with those titles that belong to It by right; and when She has given Me all the honors that befit Me, She will move on to honor and to institute the Feast of the Kingdom of My Divine Will, which animated My Humanity. The Church proceeds step by step, and now She institutes the Feast to My Heart, now She consecrates the century to Christ the Redeemer with all solemnity, and now She moves on, with even greater solemnity, to institute the Feast of Christ the King. Christ the King means that Jesus must have His Kingdom, and He must have peoples worthy of such a King. And who will ever be able to establish this Kingdom for Me if not My Will? Then, indeed, will I be able to say: ‘I have My people—My Fiat has formed them for Me.’ O if only the leaders of the Church knew what I have revealed to you about My Divine Will, what I want to do, Its great prodigies, My worries, My sorrowful heartbeats, My anguished sighs—for I want My Will to reign, to make everyone happy, to restore the human family, so that in this Feast of Christ the King they would experience nothing but the secret echo of My Heart, echoing in them, which has them institute the Feast of Christ the King for Me without their knowing it, to recall their attention and reflection. Then, if someone asks, ‘Christ the King and His true people—where are they?’ They would say: ‘Let us hasten to make His Divine Will known; let us make It reign, so that we may give a people to Christ the King, whom we have called by this title. Otherwise, we will have honored Him with words, but not with deeds.’”
Love you all so very much, and I appreciate all of you more than you know for sticking with me and having the patience of Job, putting up with all my errors and mistakes.
Eternal blessings always in and with the Holy Will of Our Father, through the Immaculate Heart of Our Mother!
PS: We must always be the most faithful people in the Church….and, as another very dear friend pointed out to me, it is important that all that we do, and any and all prayers, devotions, novenas, consecrations, etc., be prayed, and accomplished in and with the Divine Will for the glory of the Father, and to return to Our Father all owed to Him from all souls, and for His Kingdom to come and for the salvation of all souls. These, in my humble opinion, are very important intentions with which to live in the Divine Will!
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