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V27 – 10.21.29:
“And so, My daughter, here is the
First Step of the parallel between Me, Divine Word, when I Descended from Heaven, and My Divine Will that takes Its
First Step to come to Reign upon earth.
Just as I directed my
First Steps toward the Virgin Mother Mary,
so did My Will direct Its
First Steps in you Luisa;
and as It asked for your human will and you surrendered it, It Immediately Formed Its
First Act of Conception in your soul;
and as It Manifested Its Knowledges, Giving you as though many Divine Sips, It Formed Its Life and Gave
Start to the Formation of Its Kingdom.”
It is the teaching of the Church, and in accordance with what we read in the Old and New Testaments, that the angels, who are divine messengers, exercise a particular care and protection over individuals on earth, and help them in attaining salvation. In Exodus (20:20), the Lord God told Moses, “I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared,” and after the angel had liberated St. Peter from prison, the latter remarked, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent his angel to rescue me from Herod’s clutches” (Acts 12:11). The common teaching of theologians is that every human being, not merely the baptized, has a special guardian angel from birth, and this they derive from Christ’s words: “Do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father, who is in Heaven” (Matt. 18:10.) Referring to the same text, St. Basil (see January 2) writes: “Every one of the faithful has an angel standing at his side as educator, and guide, directing his life” (Against Eunomius III, 1). Devotion to the angels began with St. Benedict (see July 11) and then steadily increased from the time of St. Gregory the Great (see September 3) to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (see August 20), who was perhaps the most eloquent exponent of devotion to the Guardian Angels. The final prayer in today’s Mass speaks of the angels keeping us free from danger in this life and bringing us to the joy of eternal life. A feast in honor of the Guardian Angels was celebrated in Valencia, Spain, as early as 1411; it then spread through Spain and into France. Pope Paul V introduced it into the Roman Calendar in 1608, and Pope Clement X later (1670) set its celebration for October 2.
For some 300 years now, the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels has been celebrated in the Catholic Church on October 2. Few things, however, have become as alien to the contemporary Christian as the concept of guardian angels. The Old Testament says of the angel that guards the people of Israel: “Heed him and hearken to his voice”—that means that I should become open to this image of a God who is everywhere around me and that I should not stubbornly oppose to him my own fleeting wishes and whims. It is based on the fact that we ourselves have become manipulatable and believe in no other design for our life than that which we have made for ourselves. In consequence, we end by becoming the movable scenery of a technical world that we try to maneuver this way and that. We no longer speak, then, of guardian angels, except perhaps in a few idiomatic expressions that even we ourselves do not take too literally. Granted, we speak all the more frequently about security and about how we can protect ourselves against the negative aspects of modern life. The flight of humanity from humanity as from its own work is on the increase, and we come to recognize the inadequacy of our protective devices—however sophisticated they may be—only when new refinements reveal that they have already been superseded. It would, of course, be foolish and unrealistic on our part to place our trust in guardian angels rather than in technology; the divine protection is not so easily commandeered and is not intended to be thrown into bold relief. Speaking of angels means being convinced that the world is everywhere filled with the divine presence of God and that his presence is bestowed on each and every one of us as a power that summons and protects us.
Ratzinger, J. (1992).
The three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
are the only Angels named in Sacred Scripture.
The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will, had a great love and respect for the Angels, evidenced by her prayer written when she was given the obedience to write her spiritual diary.
Thus Luisa begins Volume One in the “Book of Heaven, The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose for which He was Created by God“:
In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Out of pure obedience, I begin to write.
You know, O Lord!, the sacrifice it costs me, such that I would submit myself to a thousand deaths rather than write one single line of the things that have passed between me and You. Oh my God!, my nature trembles, it feels crushed and almost undone at the mere thought of it. O please!, give me strength, oh Life of my life, that I may do the holy obedience! . . .
. . . Most Holy Virgin, lovable Mother (The Blessed Mother), come to my aid, obtain for me from Your sweet Jesus and mine, grace and strength in order to do this obedience. Saint Joseph, my dear protector, assist me in this circumstance of mine. Archangel Saint Michael, defend me from the infernal enemy, who puts so many obstacles in my mind to make me fail this obedience. Archangel Saint Rafael and you, my Guardian Angel, come to assist me and accompany me, and to direct my hand, that I may write nothing but the truth. . . .
Testimony of the Miraculous Healing of
Laudir Floriano Waloski, through the Intercession of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta
SÃO JOSÉ DOS PINHAIS, PARANÁ, BRAZIL,
July 21, 2018
On February 13, 2018, Marilene Boza Stonoga, resident of São Jose dos Pinhais, Brazil, received from her friend and neighbor, Zita Grebogi, a prayer book entitled: “The 24 Hours of The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” by Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta. Marilene took on the responsibility to pray the midnight to 1am during Lent in a practice which has become known as “The Clock of 24 Hours of the Passion.” Yet, Marilene began to pray this midnight to 1am hour the same day she received the book, invoking the intercession of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta for her particular intentions.
On February 24, 2018, approximately at noon time, Marilene’s son-in-law, Laudir Floriano Waloski, fell of a ladder while he was cleaning the roof of his house. His wife rushed outside to see what happened and found her husband on the ground with blood coming from his ears and his face distorted. He was rescued by the emergency SAMU group and taken to Cajuru Hospital in Curitiba, Brazil. On the way to the hospital, Laudir had two heart attacks, and when he got to the hospital, the doctors informed the family he had suffered a severe cranial trauma and his state was very serious. Marilene, from that day on, started praying asking Luisa Piccarreta’s intercession for the recovery of her son-in-law.
Laudir was intubated and a tracheostomy was performed while he was still in a coma. On March 1, 2018, he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Marcelino Champagnat Hospital, in Curitiba, Brazil, still in a coma. Shortly after his transfer, Laudir’s wife, Maria Eloisa Stonoga Waloski questioned the doctor when Laudir was going to wake up, and the doctor’s answer was that medicine didn’t have that answer, and that the question wasn’t “when he is going to wake up, but if he is going to wake up.”
While Laudir was still in the ICU, Marilene gave her daughter, Maria Eloisa, a holy oil to rub on his head and pray to God asking his recovery, and so Maria Eloisa did, praying the rosary every day. On March 4, 2018, Laudir opened his eyes for the first time, showing the first steps of his recovery.
On March 20, 2018, Laudir’s daughter, Rafaela, took his exams to the local neurologist, Dr. Élcio Juliato Piovezan M.D. to get his opinion of Laudir’s recovery. Two days later, Maria Eloisa met with Dr. Piovezan and he said: “you are people of great faith, aren’t you? Because patients with half of this trauma don’t survive. That’s a miracle! February 24 was supposed to be Laudir’s death, but he was born again!”
On March 25, 2018, Sunday of Holy Week, Laudir was discharged from Marcelino Champagnat Hospital and transferred to a Rehabilitation Hospital in Curitiba, Brazil. During almost all Lent, Laudir was in the hospital, with memory loss. His daughter visited him on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, which became a significant part of this miracle. As it happened, this incident became Laudir’s first memory: on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, he suddenly remembered his daughter’s visit and that they were both looking out the hospital window. On Monday, April 2, 2018, a day after Easter, Laudir was discharged from the Rehabilitation Hospital and went back home, but he didn’t remember some of his family members, and didn’t even know his own name — he had no thoughts; his head was empty. He forgot almost everything, but he did not forget the prayers he knew, and every night after being discharged from the hospital, he prayed the rosary. After three days at home, that evening after praying the rosary, he began to remember the names of 20 people friends and relatives whom have passed away. He described these souls as conversing with him.
Nowadays Laudir is walking well and talking normally. His memory is improving day by day. He is now a new person, much more devout and spiritual. A chain of prayers was held since the day of Laudir’s accident, and now he prays the rosary every night for the souls, for the health of all people who helped him in this journey of recovery, asking for Luisa Piccarreta’s intercession, who definitely listened to our prayers and interceded for us, making this miracle possible. Marilene attributes this miracle of her son-in-law to the intercession of Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, particularly through her writings of the 24 Hours of the Passion of Christ.
CURRENT STATUS: Bishop Dom Celso Marchiori of the Diocese of São Jose dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil, has commissioned a formal investigation of this miracle with the intention of sending it to the Postulator of the Cause of Beatification of Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta.
Please pray the Command Prayer for a nine day Novena,
beginning today September 17 and ending September 25, 2018.
On the eve of the Feast of the North American Martyrs, September 25, 1956,
Our Lady first appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem, in the Our Lady Mother of Mercy Chapel, Rome City, Indiana:
“I am Our Lady of America.
I desire that My children honor Me, especially by the purity of their lives.”
The next day, Our Lady of America, confirmed Her Identity as that which the U.S. Bishop declared and which was ratified by the Holy See in proclaiming:
“I am the Immaculate One, Patroness of your land.
Be My faithful children as I have been your Faithful Mother.”
“It is the United States that is to lead the world to Peace, the Peace of Christ,
the Peace that He brought with Him from Heaven.”
Sister Mary Ephrem quoted Our Lady of America saying – “Dear children, unless the United States accepts and carries out faithfully the mandate given to it by Heaven to lead the world to Peace, there will come upon it and all nations a great havoc of war and incredible suffering. If, however, the United States is faithful to this mandate from Heaven and yet fails in the pursuit of Peace because the rest of the world will not accept or cooperate, then the United States will not be burdened with the punishment about to fall.” – Nov. 22, 1980
The Blessed Virgin Mary Promised that Her statue as Our Lady of America once placed in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception would be a safeguard for our country, and her picture or statue honored in all homes, a safeguard for the family. She also Promised that the medal would be a safeguard against evil for those who wear it with great faith and devotion. She taught Sr. Mary Ephrem this short prayer:
“By Thy Holy and Immaculate Conception O Mary, deliver us from evil.”
† MJL †
In the Name of Jesus,
by the Unity, Power and Love of the Holy Spirit,
with Mary, Under Her Title of Our Lady of America –
The Immaculate Virgin,
through the Intercession of the
little daughter of the Divine Will
together with all the Angels and Saints,
bring about a Great Miracle.
May Your Grace Flow abundantly and shower down
upon the hearts and minds of Your Bishops in the United States.
May Your Bishops recognize and fulfill the Crucial Request
of Our Lady of America,
and process Her statue in, and honor Her perpetually,
in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
in Washington DC.
May this humble prayer, surrendered to You Lord, be Your Command!
May this act be done in the name of all priests, religious and laity
of the United States of America,
past, present and future.
May everyone receive the Abundant Graces, conversions and healings
necessary to fulfill
Our Lady of America’s Mandate,
that the children of America bring Purity to the world.
May this humble prayer, surrendered to You Lord, be Your Command!
May Your Holy Church and all the world
through Our Lady of America,
Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth,
receive Your Kingdom on earth
as It is in Heaven.
Lord, Bless Your Holy Church
with the Triumph of
the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Your Mother and ours.
May this humble prayer, surrendered to You Lord, be Your Command!
May All be Accomplished and Completed
in Your Most Holy Divine Will.
So Be It!
We Believe! We Receive!
By Thy Holy and Immaculate Conception O Mary, deliver us from evil.
December 17, 1903 Volume 6
The adoration that the Most Holy Virgin did when She encountered Jesus carrying the Cross.
Continuing in my usual state, for a few instants a saw blessed Jesus with the Cross on His shoulders, in the act of encountering His Most Holy Mother; and I said to Him: ‘Lord, what did your Mother do in this most sorrowful encounter?’
And He: “My daughter, She did nothing but a most profound and simple act of adoration. And since the simpler the act, the more easily it unites with God, Most Simple Spirit, in this act She infused Herself in Me and continued what I Myself was doing in my interior. This was immensely pleasing to Me, more than if She had done any other greater thing. In fact, the true spirit of adoration consists of this: the creature dissolves herself and finds herself in the divine sphere; she adores all that God does, and she unites with Him. Do you think that when the mouth adores but the mind is somewhere else, it is true adoration? That is, the mind adores but the will is far away from Me? Or, one power adores Me, and the others are all disordered? No, I want everything for Me, and everything I have given her, in Me. This is the greatest act of cult, of adoration, that the creature can do for Me.”
December 21, 1903 Volume 6
Effects of the sorrows of the Celestial Mama.
This morning I found myself outside of myself, and looking into the vault of the heavens I saw seven most refulgent suns – but their shape was different from the sun which we see. It started with the shape of a cross and it ended with a point, and this point was placed inside a heart. At the beginning it could not be seen clearly, because the light of these suns was so great as to not allow one to see who was inside of them, but the nearer I drew, the more clearly it appeared that the Queen Mama was within them. In my interior I kept saying: ‘How I would like to ask Her whether She wants me try to go out of this sta
te without waiting for the priest.’ In the meantime, I found myself near Her and I told Her; and She answered a curt “No”. I was left mortified by this answer, and the Most Holy Virgin turned to a multitude of people who surrounded Her, and said: “Listen to what she wants to do…” And everyone said: “No, no, she cannot…”
Then, drawing near me, all goodness, She told me: “My daughter, courage along the way of sorrow. See, these seven suns which come out from within my Heart are my seven sorrows which produced much glory and splendor for Me. These suns, the fruits of my sorrows, dart continuously through the throne of the Most Holy Trinity which, feeling wounded, sends Me seven channels of grace continuously, making Me the owner; and I dispense them for the glory of all Heaven, for the relief of purging souls, and for the benefit of pilgrim souls.” While saying this, She disappeared, and I found myself inside myself.
September 17, 1905 Volume 6
How one can participate in the sorrows of the Queen Mama.
Having been in great suffering because of the privation of my most sweet Jesus, this morning, the day of the Sorrows of Mary Most Holy, after I struggled in some way, He came and told me: “My daughter, what do you want that you so much yearn for Me?”
And I: ‘Lord, I yearn to have for myself that which You have for Yourself.’ And He: “My daughter, for Myself I have thorns, nails and cross.” And I: ‘Well then, that is what I want for myself.’ So He gave me His crown of thorns and let me share in the pains of the cross.
Then He added: “Everyone can share in the merits and in the goods produced by the sorrows of my Mother. One who, in advance, places herself in the hands of Providence, offering herself to suffer any kind of pains, miseries, illnesses, calumnies, and everything which the Lord will dispose upon her, comes to share in the first sorrow of the prophecy of Simeon. One who actually finds herself in a state of suffering, and is resigned, clings more tightly to Me, and does not offend Me, it is as if she were saving Me from the hands of Herod, and she keeps Me, safe and sound, within the Egypt of her heart. So she participates in the second sorrow. One who feels gloomy, dry, and deprived of my presence, and remains yet firm and faithful to her usual practices; even more, she takes the opportunity to love Me and to search for Me more, without tiring – comes to share in the merits and goods which my Mother acquired when I was lost. One who, in any circumstance, feels sorry in seeing Me gravely offended, despised, trampled upon, and tries to repair Me, to compassionate Me, and to pray for the very ones who offend Me – it is as if I encountered in that soul my own Mother, who would have freed Me from my enemies, had She been able to do so. So she shares in the fourth sorrow. One who crucifies her senses for love of my Crucifixion, and tries to copy the virtues of my Crucifixion within herself, participates in the fifth one. One who is in a continuous attitude of adoring, of kissing my wounds, of repairing, of thanking etc., in the name of all mankind, it is as if she were holding Me in her arms, just as my Mother held Me when I was deposed from the Cross – and she shares in Her sixth sorrow. One who remains in my grace and corresponds to it, giving a place to no one else but Me within her heart, it is as if she buried Me in the center of her heart – and she shares in the seventh one.”
The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
Here sounds the Hour of Sorrow. The Passion.
The Crying of all Nature.
The soul to her Sorrowful Mother:
My dear Sorrowful Mother, today, more than ever, I feel the irresistible need to be close to You. No, I will not move from your side, to be spectator of your bitter sorrows and to ask You, as your child, for the grace to place in me your sorrows and those of your Son Jesus, and also His very death; so that His death and your sorrows may give me the grace to make my will die continually, and make rise again, upon it, the life of the Divine Will.
Lesson of the Queen of Sorrows:
Dearest child, do not deny Me your company in so much bitterness. The Divinity has already decreed the last day of my Son down here. An Apostle has already betrayed Him, giving Him up into the hands of the Jews, to make Him die. My dear Son, taken by excess of love and not wanting to leave His children, whom He came to search for upon earth with so much love, has already left Himself in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, so that whoever wants Him, may possess Him. So, the life of my Son is about to end, and He is about to take flight to His Celestial Fatherland.
Ah! dear child, the Divine Fiat gave Him to Me, and in the Divine Fiat I received Him; and now, in the same Fiat, I give Him back. My Heart is torn; imm
ense seas of sorrows inundate Me; I feel life leaving Me because of the atrocious spasm. But nothing could I deny to the Divine Fiat; on the contrary, I felt disposed to sacrifice Him with my own hands, had It wanted it so. The strength of the Divine Will is omnipotent, and I felt such strength by virtue of It, that I would have contented Myself with dying rather than deny anything to the Divine Will.
Now, my child, listen to Me: my maternal Heart is drowned with pains; just thinking that my Son, my God, my Life, must die, is more than death for your Mama. Yet, I know I must live. What torment, what deep gashes form in my Heart, piercing It all the way through with sharp swords. Yet, dear child, I grieve in saying this, but I must say this to you: in these pains and deep gashes, and in the pains of my beloved Son, there was your soul – your human will. Since it would not let itself be dominated by the Will of God, We covered it with pains, We embalmed it, We fortified it with our pains, so that it would dispose itself to receive the life of the Divine Will.
Ah! if the Divine Fiat had not My child, what a blow to my pierced Heart. Yet, I had to say it, because there were no forced pains in Us, but all voluntary. So We blessed each other, and exchanging that gaze which is not able to detach any more from the beloved, my dear Son, my sweet Life, departed; and I, your sorrowful Mama, stayed. But the eye of my soul never lost sight of Him. I followed Him into the Garden, in His terrible agony, and – oh! how my Heart bled in seeing Him abandoned by all, even by His most faithful and dear Apostles.
Dear child, the abandonment of dear ones is one of the greatest sorrows for a human heart in the stormy hours of life; especially for my Son, who had loved them so much and done so much good to them, and who was in the act of giving His life for the very ones who had just abandoned Him in the extreme hours of His life – even more, they had run away. What sorrow! What sorrow! And I, in seeing Him agonize and sweat Blood, agonized together with Him and sustained Him in my maternal arms. I was inseparable from my Son; His pains were reflected in my Heart, liquefied by sorrow and by love, and I felt them more than if they were my own. So I followed Him the whole night; there was not one pain or accusation they gave Him, which did not resound in my Heart. But, at the dawn of the morning, unable to endure any longer, accompanied by the disciple John, by Magdalene and other pious women, I wanted to follow Him step by step, also corporally, from one tribunal to another.
My dearest child, I heard the roaring of the lashes that fell upon the naked body of my Son; I heard the mockeries, the satanic laughter, and the blows they gave Him on His head when they crowned Him with thorns. I saw Him when Pilate showed Him to the people – disfigured and unrecognizable. I felt deafened by the “Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” I saw Him take the Cross upon His shoulders, exhausted, panting. And I, unable to refrain, hastened my step to give Him my last embrace and to dry His face, all wet with Blood. But – no! there was no pity for Us. The cruel soldiers pulled Him by the ropes and made Him fall. Dear child, what harrowing pain, not being able to help my dear Jesus in so many pains. Every pain opened a sea of sorrow in my pierced Heart. Finally, I followed Him to Calvary, where, amid unheard-of pains and horrible contortions, He was crucified and lifted up on the Cross. Only then was it conceded to Me to be at the foot of the Cross, to receive from His dying lips the gift of all my children, and the right and seal of my Maternity over all creatures. Shortly after, amid unheard-of spasms, He breathed His last.
All nature wore mourning, and cried over the death of its Creator. The sun cried, obscuring itself and withdrawing, horrified, from the face of the earth. The earth cried with a strong tremor, ripping open in various places, for the sorrow of the death of its Creator. All cried: the sepulchers by opening, the dead by rising; and even the veil of the Temple cried with sorrow by ripping open. All lost joy, and felt terror and fright. My child, your Mama remained petrified with sorrow, waiting to receive Him into my arms, to close Him in the sepulcher.
Now, listen to Me in my intense sorrow; with the pains of my Son I want to speak to you of the great evils of your human will. Look at Him in my sorrowful arms, how disfigured He is. He is the true portrait of the evils that the human will does to the poor creatures. My dear Son wanted to suffer so many pains in order to raise this will again – fallen into the abyss of all miseries; each pain of Jesus and each one of my sorrows called it to rise again in the Divine Will. Our love was so great that in order to place this human will in safety, We filled it with our pains, up to the point of drowning it and enclosing it inside the immense seas of my sorrows, and of those of my beloved Son.
Therefore, on this day of sorrows for your sorrowful Mother – and all for you – in return give Me your will, into my hands, that I may enclose it in the bleeding wounds of Jesus, as the most beautiful victory of His Passion and death, and as the triumph of my most bitter sorrows.
Sorrowful Mama, your words wound my heart, and I feel myself dying in hearing that it was my rebellious will that made You suffer so much. Therefore I pray You to enclose it in the wounds of Jesus, that I may live of His pains and of your bitter sorrows.
Today, to honor Me, you will kiss the wounds of Jesus, speaking five acts of love, and praying to Me that my sorrows may seal your will in the opening of His sacred side.
May the wounds of Jesus and the sorrows of my Mama give me the grace to make my will rise again in the Will of God.