The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was born in the city of Corato, province of Bari, Italy, the morning of the 23th April 1865, In Albis Sunday (currently Feast of the Divine Mercy), and in the same day she was baptised; she always lived there and died in the odor of sanctity the 4th March 1947. She was born from Mrs. Rosa Tarantino and from Mr Vito Nicola Piccarreta, worker of an estate of the Mastrorilli Family. The little Luisa, fourth of five children, was of shy temperament, fearful; despite that, she was also lively and happy.
Sunday `in Albis` of 1874, at 9 years old, she received the First Holy Communion and on the same day the Sacrament of Confirmation. As a child, she already showed a strong inclination to dedicate long periods of time to meditation and prayer, having as fundamental elements of the interior life an ardent love for Jesus suffering in his Passion and prisoner of Love in the Eucharist, and a solid and mature devotion for the Most Holy Virgin Mary. Her parents did not give much attention to these inclinations, until a misterious disease started to manifest in their daughter, which forced her to bed. Doctors suggested the visit of a priest, as they could not find the cause and could not provide a diagnosis. They remained astonished when at the sign of the Cross Luisa returned in her `usual state` , as she would have call it years later in her writings.
. When she was about 18 years old, while she was working in her room , while she was meditating the Passion of Jesus, she felt her heart oppressed and she felt breathless, scared, she went out to the balcony and from there she saw the street full of people that were pushing Jesus, which was bringing the Cross. Then Jesus, suffering and bloody, lifted His eyes towards her while pronouncing these words: `Soul, help me!`.
Luisa entered her room with the heart torn and, crying, she said to Him: `How much you suffer, oh my good Jesus! May I help you at least to free you from those angry wolfs, or at least suffer Your sufferings, Your pains and your fatigue, in your place, to give you the biggest relief! Oh, my Good!, do that I may suffer, as it is not fair that you should suffer a lot for my love and I, a sinner, should stay without suffering for You`. And from that moment, always repeating her FIAT, periods passed in the bed became always more frequent until the complete immobility for 62 years.
In this `little prison` Jesus made her know the great desire of His Heart, that man may live in His Will, to return in the order, the place and the purpose for which he was created by God. This is what He Himself taught us to ask in the Our Father `Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven`. So He deposited in her His marvellous Truths, so that she, as `herald` of the Kingdom, depositary and secretary of the treasures of the Divine Will, could make knowthe eternal decree of the coming of His Kingdom in the Church and in the entire world.
St. Annibal Di Francia writes about that:
`Our Lord, which century after century increases always always more the wonders of His Love, seems to have made of this virgin, that He calls `the most little which I found on earth`, destitute of every education, a suitable instrument for such a sublime Mission, which no other mission can compare to, that is the triumph of the Divine Will over the Orbe Universe, in compliance to what has been said in the Our Father:`THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.`
Luisa, as daughter of the Church, was always submissive and obedient. During the period from 1884 until her death in 1947, she was submissive to the cure and obedience of several confessors sent by the Bishop of her Archdiocese. Her second confessor, Fr. Gennaro di Gennaro, the 28th of February 1899 gave her the obedience to put in writing all that was happening among Jesus and her and the graces that she consinuously received. Luisa then decided to win the repugnance to make public what she lived in her interior. And so, with a lot of effort, she wrote over 2'000 chapters, collected in 36 volumes, without counting hundreds of letters, `The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ`, and `The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will`.
One of her confessors and greater promoter of the Divine Will (the doctrine which Jesus taught to Luisa) was St. Annibal of France, which was Ecclesiastical Reviewer of the volumes (he gave his Nulla Osta to 19 of the 36 volumes) and first apostle of the Kingdom of the Divine Will (as Jesus Himself defines him in volume 20 of her diary, the 6th of November 1926).
Luisa died before the age of 82. The 4th of March 1947, after a short but fatal pneumonia (the only disease diagnosed her in her life), she entered the eternal life to continue to live submerged in the Divine Will in Heaven, as she was on earth. In 1993, her remains moved to the Sanctuary of St. Mary Greek, thanks to her last confessor, Fr. Benedetto Calvi. The 20th of November 1994 (during the Feast of Christ the King), the Holy See gave his `Nulla Osta` to the archdiocese of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie, led by Reverend Monsignor Carmelo Cassati, for the official opening of her cause of Canonisation. The 29th of November 2005 Reverend Monsignor Giovan Battista Pichierri (current Archbishop of the Archdiocese), closed the diocesan phase, collecting a multitude of documents and attestations of the reputation for holiness of the Servant of God, starting the Roman phase of the cause, where the Holy Father will elevate her to the Honors of the Altar.
Jesus, I Love You!
Come, Divine will, and take possession
of my being, of my person, of my life;
of all that I am, of all that I have, of all that I do;
of my spirit, of my soul, of my body;
of my faculties, of my senses, of my members;
of my will, of my intelligence, of my memory;
of the thoughts of my mind, of the beats of my heart, of the breaths of my chest;
of all the thoughts, of all the words, of all the deeds;
of my sight, of my listening, of my voice;
of my movements, of my actions, of my steps;
of my work, of my tireness, of my rest;
of my feelings, of my sufferings, of my joys:
of my prayer, of the Holy Mass, of the Sacraments I receive (and give);
of my past, of my present, of my future;
of my life, of my death and of my eternity,
to convert everything in perfect and universal praise of Your Glory,
in life of Your Life,in the trimph of Your Will.
Jesus, I love You,
and Your Divine Will may be life in me
and clothe me of You.
Today I will do everything for You, with You and in You.
In every instant of my life, may live in me
Your entire Life, Your Death and Your Resurrection.
Cover me under the mantle of Your Life, of Your Sorrow and of Your Love,
so that I may adore You in Your Truth,
may embrace You in Your Immensity,
may I possess You in Your Mighty.
May I glorify You with Your same Glory,
may I praise You with Your Wisdom,
may I bless You with the same voice of the Father.
May I thank You with Your Justice,
may I repair You with Your same merits,
may I love You with Your Eternal Love.
In every instant I want to fill
with my love which praises and thanks You,
all Your life of Redeemer
with my love which adores and blesses You,
all the work of Santification
with my Love which loves You
and on behalf of everybody asks You
the triumph of Your Kingdom.
Father, in Your Willenlighten us
Son, in Your Willtransform us
Holy Spirit, in Your Willsanctify us
Divine Will, bright lighthouse of the FatherThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, redemptive lighthouse of the SonThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, sanctifying lighthouse of the Holy SpiritThy Kingdom Come
Creating FIAT, support of the creationThy Kingdom Come
Redemptive FIAT, in Jesus our salvationThy Kingdom Come
Sanctifying FIAT, which models us in the Sanctity of the TrinityThy Kingdom Come
Supreme FIAT, which transforms the human in the DivineThy Kingdom Come
Conquering FIAT, which kidnaps the human willsThy Kingdom Come
Divine FIAT, which reconnects the Divinity with the humanityThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, transformer of the heartsThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, depositary of the Divine Will in the soulsThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, invincible strengthThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, Light of humanityThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, working part in the TrinityThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, star which reflects the DivinityThy Kingdom Come
Divine FIAT, order of creationThy Kingdom Come
FIAT ruling in the peaceful soulsThy Kingdom Come
Redemptive FIAT, with the descent of the WordThy Kingdom Come
Triumphant FIAT, in the Virgin MaryThy Kingdom Come
Talking FIAT, in all the creationThy Kingdom Come
Working FIAT, in the silence of the heartsThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, star of the DivinityThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, model of the Supreme BeingThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, dispenser of the Divine attributesThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, Divine echo of all the creationThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, Tabernacle of Mary Most HolyThy Kingdom Come
Divine Will, mirror of the Divine SanctityThy Kingdom Come
Most Holy Trinity, fount of unityThy Kingdom Come
Most Holy Trinity, essence of sanctityThy Kingdom Come
Most Holy Trinity, perfect union of WillThy Kingdom Come
Pray for us, Queen of the Divine Willthat the Divine Will may reign on earth as in Heaven.
Pater, Ave, Gloria for the Pope's intentions.
O Most Holy Trinity,
our Savior, Jesus Christ taught us to always ask in our prayers that the name of the Father be always glorified, that His Kingdom come and His Will be done.
Eager to expand that Kingdom of Love, Justice and Peace, we humbly implore the glorification of the Servant Luisa, the little daughter of the Divine Will, that with her prayers, her immolation in the bed of pain, and her ardent zeal, greatly contributed to spreading the Kingdom of God in the world and to the salvation of souls.
In her example, we beg You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to help us to bring with joy the crosses that life holds for us, to the glory of Your Name and for the good of all.
We reserve the right to make changes to these usage terms in future and any changes will be posted to the site and will take effect immediately. Please ensure that you read the terms each time you access this website.
You must not:
You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including, without limitation, scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.
You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.
Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.
If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that the password is kept confidential.
You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or password.
You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
We may disable your user ID and password at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice or explanation.
You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.
You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.
We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).
To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
The full name of our company is Engiweb Ltd.
We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under registration number 10367243.
Our registered address is 24 Moorby Court Craiglee Drive, Cardiff, CF10 4BT, United Kingdom.
Data Protection Registration Number: ZA204431.
You can contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 30th September 2017
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
|Cookie Type||Duration Description|
|__unam Functionality||This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page.|
|__utma Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.|
|__utmb Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.|
|__utmc Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie|
|__utmv Performance||This is an optional additional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customised by site owners.|
|__utmz Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site – so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|_ga Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other – _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.|
|_gat Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.|
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
We may use your personal information to:
We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including [the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
All electronic transactions entered into via the website will be protected by encryption technology.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password (and other login details) confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Christian Carestia.
Our data protection registration number is ZA204431.
Updated 30th September 2017