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THE SUN OF MY WILL
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• Published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
• Written by Maria Rosaria del Genio, expert writer of...
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Servant of God
Luisa Piccarreta
S.G. Luisa Piccarreta
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• Luisa was born in Corato, Italy, on April 23, 1865.
• From the time she was 3 she had nightm...
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• A few years later, Luisa joins the Dominican Terciaries.
• At 12, Luisa starts a continuous dialog with Jesús who
...
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• At 13, from her
balcony, she sees
Jesus carrying the
cross, saying
“Soul, help me.”
(Does not appear in the
biogra...
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• Luisa is given a 3 year test in which Jesus hides
from her and she is tempted and tormented by
demons.
• This tria...
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• Luisa offers herself as a “victim soul” and Jesus
shares His crown of thorns with her.
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• Luisa had a vision of suffering Christ who gives her
His crown of thorns. Afterwards, she will not be able
to open...
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• Luisa’s family calls on Fr. Cosma Loiodice who
blesses her and she immediately wakes up from what
becomes known a...
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First Mystical Marriage

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• At 23, Jesus kisses Luisa and gives her a ring that He
takes from inside His chest, and ...
Second Mystical Marriage

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• Luisa loses consciousness
and the Holy Trinity descends
into her heart and “takes
posse...
Marriage of the Cross

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• At 25, on the day of the Exaltation of the Holy
Cross, Luisa receives the complete crucifix...
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"My daughter, why do you fear? Don’t you know that for each
word on my Passion, for each thought, compassion, repar...
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• At 33, Luisa is granted an indult from Pope Leo XIII
to celebrate mass in her room. This way, Luisa can
remain in...
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The cross of writing

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• Feb 28, 1899, Fr. Genaro de Gennaro orders Luisa to
begin writing. Luisa had a first grade e...
A day in the life of Luisa

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• 6 a.m. her confessor would arrive bedside. Luisa
was found curled up tightly and she ...
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• Then, Luisa would start
working on her lace-making. In
the afternoon, something to eat
was brought in but she qui...
Saint Annibale Di Francia

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• Meets Luisa in 1911 and urges
her to write the Hours of the
Passion.
• 1915, publishes...
Writings of Luisa

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• With the death of St. Annibale, the publication of
Luisa’s writings comes to a halt.
• In 1930...
A terrible storm

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• 1938, canonical investigation confiscates the
manuscripts and Holy Office places the writings in
...
Her Death

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Luisa died on March 4th, 1947 at the age of 81.
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• Upon her death, Luisa’s body did not develop
rigor mortis. Many people came to pay her
respects and they could mo...
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Spiritual Will

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Luisa’s last words, to her confessor,
Don Benedetto Calvi, were:
“Now I die with greater contentmen...
After her death

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• The writings continue to spread through small study groups
linked to the work of St. Padre Pio (...
Since the year 2000

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• Archbishop Mons. Juan Bautista Pichierri
accelerates the diocesan investigation.
• 2005 docu...
Conclusions

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• Luisa is a normal person whose journey with God was
outside the norm.
• Luisa's diary teaches us tha...
Living in the Divine Will

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• “Living in the Divine Will” is to live “like a son” while
“doing the Will of God” is t...
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Gift of Living in the Divine Will

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• Our Lord solemnly declares that this is a “gift” that
He wants to give “in the...
Journey into the Divine Will…
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• First Step: “Doing the Will of God”: Live in grace, follow
His commandments, p. 222...
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Communion of Love

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• The union of two wills (divine and human) forms “another
Jesus”, not by nature, but by the gif...
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I am nothing, God is All, Father I love you;
Come Divine Will,
✤ To think in my mind.
✤ To circulate in my blood.
✤...
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A new understanding…

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• Luisa understands how Jesus operated entirely in the
Will of the Father, His every thought,...
Virgin Mary, Queen of the Divine WIl

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• The Blessed Virgin Mary became Luisa’s role model in
learning how “to live ...


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Mission of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta

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• “Victim” together with Jesús in the work of
redemption.
• First in receivin...
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This brief summary of the official biography of the
S.G. Luisa Piccarreta has been brought to you by:
https://www.facebook....
Prayer for the Glorification of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta
Oh august and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy S...
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The Sun Of My Will - Summary

  1. 1. THE SUN OF MY WILL /2 46 • Published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana. • Written by Maria Rosaria del Genio, expert writer of the history of mysticism and the life of saints. • Preface by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. • Afterword by Archbishop Giovan Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani and Nazareth. • First official biography published by the Church.
  2. 2. /3 46 Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta
  3. 3. S.G. Luisa Piccarreta /4 46 • Luisa was born in Corato, Italy, on April 23, 1865. • From the time she was 3 she had nightmares with demons. Our Blessed Lady would protect her and chase them away. • At 9, she received her First Holy Communion and Confirmation. She starts hearing our Lord’s voice. • At 11, she joined “Daughters of Mary” and finally overcomes her fears of the devil. • Luisa wanted to become a nun but her mother opposed her. Jesus calls her “little nun.”
  4. 4. /5 46 • A few years later, Luisa joins the Dominican Terciaries. • At 12, Luisa starts a continuous dialog with Jesús who wishes to have her become his “perfect image”. • Luisa starts a life of mortification in which Jesus teaches her the life of the virtues. • To imitate Jesus’ life, she needs to enter into the immense sea of His Passion. • Luisa finds the fount of all graces in the Passion and writes the “Hours of the Passion”.
  5. 5. /6 46 • At 13, from her balcony, she sees Jesus carrying the cross, saying “Soul, help me.” (Does not appear in the biography) • Luisa begs Jesus to let her suffer like Him to alleviate His suffering.
  6. 6. /7 46 • Luisa is given a 3 year test in which Jesus hides from her and she is tempted and tormented by demons. • This trial purifies Luisa and makes her a habitable dwelling in which Jesus can live forever. • At 17, Luisa starts living a “new life” whereby she would fall unconscious and rigid, as if dead. While in this state, she sees Jesus being beaten to death and she would see Virgin Mary who would pickup Jesus and asks Luisa to kiss His wounds.
  7. 7. /8 46 • Luisa offers herself as a “victim soul” and Jesus shares His crown of thorns with her.
  8. 8. /9 46 • Luisa had a vision of suffering Christ who gives her His crown of thorns. Afterwards, she will not be able to open her mouth, not even to eat. • Luisa starts suffering these episodes in front of her family who is now concerned about her state of unconsciousness and rigidity. • Luisa is taken to various doctors who are unable to understand her condition and advise them to “call a priest”. • By 18, Luisa is forced to stay in bed due to these episodes and her inability to eat.
  9. 9. /10 46 • Luisa’s family calls on Fr. Cosma Loiodice who blesses her and she immediately wakes up from what becomes known as her “usual state”. • At 19, a cholera epidemic hits Corato and Luisa accepts 3 days of continuous suffering and the cholera ends. • Fr. Michele De Benedittis becomes Luisa’s confessor. • Luisa is unable to eat and if she eats, she will bring it all back up, and the food is always fragrant. • Luisa offers herself as “victim soul” in reparation for the war in Africa.
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  11. 11. First Mystical Marriage
 /12 46 • At 23, Jesus kisses Luisa and gives her a ring that He takes from inside His chest, and the war with Africa ends p.50. • Thru the mystical marriage Luisa and Jesus will find the perfect “union of wills”. • Desiring to be united with Jesus, Luisa starts leaving her body to be with him. In these ecstasies, Luisa learns about the great evils of man. • The nuptials occur on Oct. 21, 1888. Jesus takes Luisa’s heart, purifies it (from the fommes peccatti) and gives it back p.61.
  12. 12. Second Mystical Marriage
 /13 46 • Luisa loses consciousness and the Holy Trinity descends into her heart and “takes possession of it” and “form their dwelling” in it, p.71. • Luisa feels “divinized”, she no longer lives, but the Holy Trinity lives in Luisa. She can hear and see the three Divine Persons.
  13. 13. Marriage of the Cross
 /14 46 • At 25, on the day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Luisa receives the complete crucifixion with invisible stigmas, crown of thorns and her heart is pierced with a lance, p.76. • Luisa describes it as: “unspeakable pains” and “indescribable happiness and joy”. • One morning, Jesus takes Luisa’s heart and puts it in his own heart. Jesus then exhales “three breaths of light” that take the place of her heart and give her life, p.77.
  14. 14. /15 46 "My daughter, why do you fear? Don’t you know that for each word on my Passion, for each thought, compassion, reparation, memory of my pains - as many ways of electric communication open between Me and the soul, and therefore the soul keeps adorning herself with as many different beauties?” Jesus to S.G. Luisa Piccarreta. Book of Heaven. Vol. 12, July 12, 1918.
  15. 15. /16 46 • At 33, Luisa is granted an indult from Pope Leo XIII to celebrate mass in her room. This way, Luisa can remain in bed full time as a victim soul.
  16. 16. /17 46
  17. 17. The cross of writing
 /18 46 • Feb 28, 1899, Fr. Genaro de Gennaro orders Luisa to begin writing. Luisa had a first grade education. • Luisa writes 36 volumes in the form of a Diary until Dec 28, 1938. The first 18 volumes have the Nihil Obstat from Saint Annibale Di Francia and the imprimatur by Archbishop Giuseppe Maria Leo. • Luisa Writes: “Christmas Novena” from when she was 17. • “The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ”. • “The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will”. • “The Rounds of the Soul in the Divine Will”. • Others.
  18. 18. A day in the life of Luisa
 /19 46 • 6 a.m. her confessor would arrive bedside. Luisa was found curled up tightly and she could not be straightened out, or lifted from her bed, as she was like a big piece of lead. Luisa would come back to life once her confessor would make the sign of the cross on the back of her hand. • Afterwards, her confessor would read the writings from the previous night. Them, mass. After Communion, Luisa would remain in thanksgiving fro 2-3 hours.
  19. 19. /20 46 • Then, Luisa would start working on her lace-making. In the afternoon, something to eat was brought in but she quickly returned it. • Then she meditated for a few hours. • Luisa would work until 10 p.m. • At 10 p.m. she would begin writing until midnight, or later. • Finally, Luisa would enter her “usual state.”
  20. 20. Saint Annibale Di Francia
 /21 46 • Meets Luisa in 1911 and urges her to write the Hours of the Passion. • 1915, publishes “The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ”. • Censor of the first 18 vols. with imprimatur. • Dies on June 1, 1927. • Declared Saint in 1990 by Saint John Paul II.
  21. 21. Writings of Luisa
 /22 46 • With the death of St. Annibale, the publication of Luisa’s writings comes to a halt. • In 1930, Vols 1-4 are published but not received favorably due to Luisa’s intimacies with Jesus. • Some doubts regarding the economic nature of the printing and other issues are raised with the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office at the Vatican. • Other controversies regarding Luisa’s unique and special mission also arise.
  22. 22. A terrible storm
 /23 46 • 1938, canonical investigation confiscates the manuscripts and Holy Office places the writings in the Index of prohibited books. • The condemnation of the writings is accepted by Luisa with much suffering, although she states: “the good must die in order to rise again.” • Out of obedience, Luisa stops writing in 1938.
  23. 23. Her Death
 /24 46 Luisa died on March 4th, 1947 at the age of 81.
  24. 24. /25 46 • Upon her death, Luisa’s body did not develop rigor mortis. Many people came to pay her respects and they could move her head, arms, hands and fingers. • Luisa remained exposed on her deathbed for 4 days with no sign of corruption. Luisa appeared alive, as if she was sleeping. • Luisa “the Saint” received a dignified funeral procession fit for a queen.
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  27. 27. Spiritual Will
 /28 46 Luisa’s last words, to her confessor, Don Benedetto Calvi, were: “Now I die with greater contentment, because the Divine Will has consoled me more than usual with Its presence in these last few moments of my life. Now I see a long, beautiful and spacious road, all illuminated by an infinite number of resplendent suns – Oh, yes, I recognize them! They are all my acts done in the Divine Will! This is the road that I must now take; it is the road that the Divine Will has prepared for me. It’s the road of my victory: it’s the way of my glory, which will unite me with the immense happiness of the Divine Will. It’s my road; it’s the road that I have prepared for you. It’s the road that I will keep reserved for all the souls who will ever want to live in the Divine Will.”
  28. 28. After her death
 /29 46 • The writings continue to spread through small study groups linked to the work of St. Padre Pio (1952, 1972). • Several Theologians reviewed the writings and the first 19 volumes were translated and spread throughout the world without the authorization of the Archdiocese of Trani. • 1986 the Association “Luisa Piccarreta - Little Children of the Divine Will” is formed. • 1994 opening of the diocesan Inquiry into the Life, Virtue and Reputation of Sanctity of the Servant of God. • 1996 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith granted the photocopy of the volumes of Luisa’s diary.
  29. 29. Since the year 2000
 /30 46 • Archbishop Mons. Juan Bautista Pichierri accelerates the diocesan investigation. • 2005 documentation to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints is delivered. • 2010 Association “Luisa Piccarreta publishes: http://en.luisapiccarretaofficial.org starts providing tours of the house of Luisa. • 2015 IV International Congress to celebrate Luisa’s 150th birthday.
  30. 30. Conclusions
 /31 46 • Luisa is a normal person whose journey with God was outside the norm. • Luisa's diary teaches us that living in the Divine Will means “living with just one will”, God’s Will. • The first step the Divine Will takes in the soul is to create "divine order" in the tendencies, passions and inclinations. • Doing the Will of God means living “with two wills”. Many will cry out, “Who will free me from this body of death - that is, from my will that wants to bring death to the good I want to do?”
  31. 31. Living in the Divine Will
 /32 46 • “Living in the Divine Will” is to live “like a son” while “doing the Will of God” is to live “like a servant”. • The son owns the father’s goods, takes care of the father, loves him and orders the servants. • The servants receive orders, they work and sacrifice for a pay, as long as they work. • “Living in the Divine Will” is the life that brings people much closer to the life of the blessed in heaven.
  32. 32. /33 46
  33. 33. Gift of Living in the Divine Will
 /34 46 • Our Lord solemnly declares that this is a “gift” that He wants to give “in these sad times”. • Jesus: “Am I perhaps not the master who gives whatever I want, whenever I want and to whomever I want?” • “Living in the Divine Will of Jesus” is the “greatest gift” that He wants to give people. • It is an “overflow” of His mercy, because it is His nature to want “to splurge even more in pouring out His love. p220.”
  34. 34. Journey into the Divine Will… /35 46 • First Step: “Doing the Will of God”: Live in grace, follow His commandments, p. 222. • Second Step: “Living in His Divine Will”: like Mary, “May it be done to me” (Lk 1:38) and Jesús, “Not my will but yours be done” (Lk 22:42). • This “gift of gifts,” is that we are not just doing what God wants us to do, but that we let His Will become our will and His life our life so as to live and reign with and in His Will. • What is new is the continuous exchange between the human and Divine Will, like two hearts beating in unison.
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  36. 36. Communion of Love
 /37 46 • The union of two wills (divine and human) forms “another Jesus”, not by nature, but by the gift of grace, St. John: “because as He is, so are we in this world” (1Jn 4:17), p223. • It will be this communion of love that will make Luisa become ‘another humanity’ for Christ. • It is precisely Jesus’ humanity that is the point of departure for her spiritual journey. • The Eucharist and The Hours of the Passion led her to a deep purification and perfect consummation with Jesus, which is sealed with three mystical marriages.
  37. 37. /38 46 I am nothing, God is All, Father I love you; Come Divine Will, ✤ To think in my mind. ✤ To circulate in my blood. ✤ To look in my eyes. ✤ To listen in my ears. ✤ To speak in my voice. ✤ To breathe in my breathing. ✤ To beat in my heart. ✤ To move in my motion. ✤ To suffer in my suffering; and may my soul
 consumed and fused with your will be the living crucifix immolated for the Glory of the Father. ✤ To pray in me, and then offer this prayer to yourself as mine to satisfy for the prayers of all and to give to the Father the Glory that all creatures should give Him.
  38. 38. /39 46
  39. 39. A new understanding…
 /40 46 • Luisa understands how Jesus operated entirely in the Will of the Father, His every thought, word and deed. His natural life ended only when everything in the Father’s Will was accomplished. • Luisa understands how “the divinity can do many acts in one single instant”, in this way Jesus “redid for everyone in general and for each one individually”. • In this way, Jesus repaired each and everyone of our acts that should have glorified the Father in Heaven, p.225.
  40. 40. Virgin Mary, Queen of the Divine WIl
 /41 46 • The Blessed Virgin Mary became Luisa’s role model in learning how “to live in the Divine Will” and making Luisa, the “little daughter of the Divine Will” p. 226. • Mary’s maternal love reached so far as to include Jesus’ every thought, breath and heartbeat which she hid in her heart. • Jesus wanted His mother to become the mother of all people, one of the greatest graces that He gave us. • Jesus will share His place in Mary’s maternal heart with whoever decides to live in His Divine Will.
  41. 41. 
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  42. 42. Mission of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta
 /43 46 • “Victim” together with Jesús in the work of redemption. • First in receiving the gift of “living in the Divine Will.” • Depository of the truths of “Divina Will”. • First ring, onto which a “multitude of souls” will clasp that living in the Divine Will, will “redo all the acts” to give glory to God in everyone’s name. • Endured all suffering for the glorious coming on earth of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
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  44. 44. This brief summary of the official biography of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta has been brought to you by: https://www.facebook.com/childrenDivineWill/ You are cordially invited to join this study group of the writings of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta. For more information regarding the cause of beatification of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta, please visit: http://www.luisapiccarretaofficial.org Your prayers and donations for the beatification of the S.G. Luisa Piccarreta are greatly appreciated. /45 46
  45. 45. Prayer for the Glorification of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta Oh august and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise and thank You for the gift of the holiness of Your faithful servant Luisa Piccarreta. She lived, Oh Father, in Your Divine Will, becoming under the action of the Holy Spirit, in conformity with Your Son, obedient even to the death on the cross, victim and host pleasing to You, thus cooperating in the work of Redemption of mankind.  Her virtues of obedience, humility, supreme love for Christ and the Church, lead us to ask You for the gift of her glorification on earth, so that Your Glory may shine before all, and Your Kingdom of truth, justice and love, may spread all over the world in the particular charisma of the Fiat Voluntas tua sicut in Caelo et in terra.  We appeal to her merits to obtain from You, Most Holy Trinity the particular grace for which we pray to You with the intention to fulfill Your Divine Will.  Amen.   +Archbishop Givoan Battista Pichierri Three Glory be, Our Father Queen of all Saints, pray for us. IN THE WILL OF GOD! ALWAYS! /46 46

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