zaterdag 1 maart 2008

From the House of the Divine Will
Issue No. 58 _________________________________February 2008


Creation then Redemption now Sanctification

God is now calling souls back to the Original Order, Place and Purpose
for which He created mankind—as it was in the Garden of Eden— in order to fulfill
the Lord’s Prayer to the Father, “Thy Will be done on earth as in Heaven.”

“The Holy Spirit wants to give Christians a ‘new and divine holiness’
at the Dawn of the Third Millennium” - Pope John Paul II

This sublime Project of Heaven is made known to us by the life and
writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta (1865-1947)


Let us begin this issue of Letters of Gold with a profound attitude of compassionate union with our Lord during the moments of his most sorrowful Passion. Let us make this spiritual journey in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, which makes it possible for our souls to be actually and operatively present in Jesus, in his creatures and in the actual events and earthly environment of his most redemptive Passion. We will accomplish this marvelous, spiritual journey by the vehicle of the Transtemporal Operative Rosary, which is no mere meditation but a true and actual participation in these great mysteries–only possible by the Gift of the Divine Will, which unites us co-actively to the eternal operations of the Most Blessed Trinity.

First, a little explanation: The Transtemporal Rosary is a profound, lived, and actual participation in certain mysteries of Redemption and Glory, which may become an integral part of the “new and divine” spirituality of the Third Christian Millennium. The exemplars of the “new and divine” holiness have demonstrated the possibility of a soul spiritually participating in activity beyond the present moment of one’s earthly experience. By completely abandoning oneself in the Eternal Act of God, the soul operates by faith, but really, with Jesus and Mary in a divine manner and enters into the ambience and mode of Eternity. Within this ambience, the soul can easily participate in the actual, ever present actions and processes of all that pertains to the particular Mystery of the Rosary being lived.

In addition to this transtemporal mode of spiritual activity, the soul, by the Paternal wish of its Heavenly Father and unity of wills with Him, simultaneously participates in the Universal Action of God Himself and works with Him in the creation, conservation and prime movement of all that has come forth from the Divine Bosom. The fortunate soul then glorifies and delights her Father by making use of these gifts and begins the Transtemporal Rosary, entering in all reality into that Mystery of the Rosary, which the Holy Spirit brings to mind.

The Transtemporal Rosary is a most profound, fecund and glorious action, which seems destined to give more glory to God than thousands, even millions of rosaries said in prior times. It is recommended that those participating in these Transtemporal Rosaries, allow sufficient time to fully live each mystery. Each mystery will require several minutes in the least; therefore, a five-decade Rosary could take a full hour. The Mystery is lived, then the “recitation of the beads” are recited slowly and thoughtfully. It may be wise to live only one five-decade Transtemporal Rosary per week at first, while continuing to recite the normal Rosary as usual. Little by little the soul may want to increase the amount of time devoted to the Transtemporal Rosary and add whatever other aspects of each mystery one may wish.
The Transtemporal Operative Rosary

The Agony in the Garden:

Let us enter into the ambience of Eternity where all is present and enter, in all reality with God, into the actual events of time concerning the Passion of Jesus in the Agony of the Garden following the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper on that First Holy Thursday.

Let us unite intimately with Jesus as He hastens from the Upper Room across parts of Jerusalem to the Garden of Olives. Let us step together with Him in his steps, breathe in his breathing, and beat in his heartbeats. United with the Holy Trinity, let us not only observe the Man-God but act with Them in the Humanity of Jesus while conserving Its existence; and let us provide the ground He walks upon, the air He breathes, the light of the stars twinkling with tears, the sounds of the insects, and the movements of the little creatures of the night.

Let us enter with Jesus into the Garden of Olives and walk with Him to the large rock—that rock upon which He will find Himself leaning during his great agony. Let us, with the Holy Trinity, conserve the existence of that rock and the olive trees in that garden, speaking, in their stead, words of compassion and words of supplication for God’s forgiveness for the sins of humanity.

With God the Father let us present to afflicted Jesus the sins and ingratitude of mankind from Adam to the last person, which cause Jesus to tremble from Head to foot, his Heart to pound violently, and anguish Him to the point of death: Murder, abortion, impurities of every kind, thievery, dishonesty, apostasy, rebellion, vengeance, disobedience, covetousness, Pride, Envy, Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Anger, betrayals, scandals, sins of Priests and Religious, sins of Heads of Government, sins of the tongue, lying, slander, calumnies, blasphemy, false oaths, cursing, sins of thought, family feuds, unjust warfare, plots against the Church…The punish-ments due to sin: war, earthquakes, floods, storms, volcanoes…

Let us unite with that Eternal Love, which wanting the primacy in everything, makes Jesus suffer all at once and in the most intimate parts, that which the executioners will make Him suffer little by little.

Let us enter into Jesus and exude his bloody sweat; share his immense anguish which causes the rock to crack beneath his pounding Heart. Let us unite with Jesus in asking the Father to let this cup pass— the cup of all the ugliness of human sin and perfidy; and let us say with Him on behalf of all humanity: “Not my will but yours be done.”

Let us go to the area where the Apostles are sleeping, and with the power of the Holy Trinity, conserve their existence, the ground they sleep on, the air they breathe. With sorrowful Jesus let us ask the sleeping apostles, “Couldn’t you wait one hour with Me?”

Let us join with Mary and come in spirit and in reality, and give support to Jesus in his greatest affliction, so great that He arrives at the point of death! Then suddenly, let us rise with Jesus in renewed strength and allow the perfidious Judas to complete his betrayal with a kiss. With the Holy Trinity, let us conserve the existence of this traitor and the soldiers who have come to arrest Jesus and give them the prime movement of all their actions. Let us ask with Jesus, whom the soldiers seek, and reply with Jesus to their inquiry that they are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, with “I am He.” Let us conserve the lives of the soldiers as they fall to the ground at the power of Jesus’ words. Let us provide the prime movement of Peter as he takes his dagger and cuts off the ear of Malchus. Then, united with Jesus, let us work the miracle of restoring Malchus’ ear. As Jesus meekly surrenders to the soldiers, let us walk with Him away from the Garden of Olives to carry out the rest of his Passion.
The Scourging:

Let us continue our flight in the ambience Eternity and with our God enter into the ever present Scourging of Jesus. Let us suffer with Jesus the indignity of Pilate’s order to be scourged, and let us walk with Him to the place of the scourging pillar. Let us, with the Holy Trinity, conserve the pillar’s existence and all the atoms and molecules of which it is composed. Let us conserve the ground Jesus walks upon and the buildings He passes, the air He breathes, the rays of the Sun that touch Him. In and with Jesus let us meekly submit to being stripped and tied to the pillar. Let us blush with Jesus as He is stripped of his garments and with Him make humble reparation for the sins of indecency, immodesty, impurity, luxury, and sensuality.
Let us conserve the existence of the soldiers who will whip Him and give them the prime movement to carry out their atrocious and bestial acts of violence against his Sacred Flesh. Let us enter into the very whips and thongs that strip away this Sacred Flesh of Jesus and cry out to Him in these whips and thongs; “Our Lord, we are constrained by the Will of your Father to be instruments of your torture, for the sake of ungrateful humanity. We long to be exempt from this constraint but we must submit meekly to the Divine Will.”

Crowning of Thorns:

Let us continue our flight in the ambience Eternity and, with our God, enter into the ever present Crowning of Thorns.

After the atrocious scourging, Jesus is mocked as a king. Let us unite with Jesus and produce with Him that sweet and gentle smile of love as the rabid soldiers form a crude crown of long and piercing thorns, which they press and hammer upon his adorable Head—some thorns even penetrating the back of his neck. With the Divine Trinity, let us conserve the thorns in existence as well as the soldiers, giving them the prime movement to continue the torture of Jesus. Let us together with Jesus make reparation for the pride of men who aspire to places of authority over others as the soldiers further mock the King of kings by dressing him with a purple rag.

Let us enter into the thorns and become their voice, confessing their love for their God as they are constrained by the malice of men and the Will of the Father to torture that Sacred Head, for the sake of humanity. Let us conserve and provide the air for Jesus to breathe as well as that breathed by the soldiers and the crowds witnessing this awful tragedy of injustice. Let us enter the sorrowful Heart of Mary and grieve with Her at the sight of her adorable Son being so disfigured by the cruelty of sin. Let us conserve the ground that Jesus walks upon, staggering as He is shuffled rudely to the praetorium to be viewed by the shocked eyes of Pilate. Let us conserve the atoms and molecules of the praetorium and Pilate’s own existence and give prime movement to his speech as he shouts to the Jews, “Ecce Homo!”
The soul is free to use the principles of the Transtemporal Operative Rosary to continue with the Carrying of the Cross and the Crucifixion, as well as the various other mysteries of the Rosary.

Some Reflections on the Desirable Conduct of Those Who Respond
to the Appeals of Jesus and Mary to Live in the Divine Will

The fire of a soul’s love for God can be large or small or even extinguished. If it is large, the soul flies over the things of the earth toward her center, which is God. If it is small the soul walks with difficulty and muddies herself with the things of the earth. If extinguished, the soul remains motionless, and dead to all that is divine. When the soul does everything for the love of her God seeking no other recompense than his Love, it is always daylight for her and never night.

True love of God is forgetful of one’s self and lives for the interests of God and all that belongs to Him. If the soul remembers herself, this memory must serve as an inducement to apply herself more assiduously in consuming herself for God. By giving all of herself to God, she receives in recompense all of Himself and his Divine Life. This forgetfulness of self results in forgetting what is ugly and the finding of what is beautiful, forgetting what is foolish and finding divine wisdom, forgetting what is of the world and finding what is of Heaven.

Sacrifice requires denying one’s self and this ascends to the purest and most perfect love. Since sacrifice for the love of God is sacred, this consecrates the soul to Him and makes of her a sanctuary worthy of his perpetual dwelling.

Whereas one is nothing, one can be all by suffering, that is by abandonment to the suffering wanted by God, which transforms the soul, making her a ruler over the justice and mercy of God, letting her participate in the most beautiful qualities, offices and honors of the suffering Jesus, who is the All.

Stability is the sign of a soul’s advancement in the Life of God, because it is a sign of the immutable goodness of God in the soul who possesses Him. But true stability is endowed with divine light, which makes known to the soul the evil to be avoided and the good she must do. Where this divine light is lacking, true stability and resolve is lacking.

Finally, when the soul gives her will to God, she no longer has the freedom to do what she pleases; otherwise her gift would not be authentic. The authentic gift of one’s will to God is to sacrifice one’s will to God continuously and attentively. And this is a continuous martyrdom for the sake of God to whom one has given her will, and it is the constant letting of God do what He wishes with the will that the soul has given Him. Not to do this in a continuous manner may be resignation or even conformity but not martyrdom which is revealed by continuity.

INVITATION TO CORATO from Sr. Assunta and Fr. Sergio

The year of Light named on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the transit into Heaven of the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta (2007 – 2008) will not end on March 4, 2008. It will be commemorated on May 30 -31 and on June 01-02, 2008, with some days of spirituality on the Divine Will, in the light of the writing of the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.

The reason for this decision is that before this date it is impossible to visit Luisa’s tomb in the Parish Church Santa Maria Greca, because the restorations works aren’t finished yet.

We are going to live these days of spirituality with the presence of our Archbishop Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri.

Later, the detailed program will be sent to you. [NOTE: We will send the program to our email readers. Others will have to write us to place their names on a list to receive the program. —Thomas Fahy]

Through this letter we invite you to participate in this event and to extend this invitation to all the brothers and sisters that live the spirituality of the Divine Will.

On behalf of the Pious Association
“Luisa Piccarreta” P.F.D.V.
The President: Sr. Assunta Marigliano and The Ecclesiastical Assistant: Father Sergio Pellegrini