The Birth of Jesus
December 25, 1900
As I was in my usual state, I felt I was outside of myself; after wandering around, I found myself inside a cave, and I saw the Queen Mama in the act of giving birth to Little Baby Jesus. What a wonderful prodigy! It seemed that both Mother and Son were transmuted into most pure light. But in that light one could see very well the human nature of Jesus containing the Divinity within Itself, and serving as a veil to cover the Divinity; in such a way that, in tearing the veil of human nature, He was God, while covered by that veil, He was Man. Here is the prodigy of prodigies: God and Man, Man and God! Without leaving the Father and the Holy Spirit – because true love never separates – He comes to dwell in our midst, taking on human flesh. Now, it seemed to me that Mother and Son, in that most happy instant, remained as though spiritualized, and without the slightest difficulty Jesus came out of the Maternal womb, while both of them overflowed with excess of Love. In other words, those Most Pure Bodies were transformed into Light, and without the slightest impediment, Light Jesus came out of the Light of the Mother, while both One and the Other remained whole and intact, returning, then, to their natural state.
Who can tell the beauty of the Little Baby who, at the moment of His birth, transfused, also externally, the rays of the Divinity? Who can tell the beauty of the Mother, who remained all absorbed in those Divine rays? And Saint Joseph? It seemed to me that he was not present at the act of the birth, but remained in another corner of the cave, all engrossed in that profound Mystery. And if he did not see with the eyes of the body, he saw very well with the eyes of the soul, because he remained enraptured in sublime ecstasy.
Now, in the act in which the Little Baby came out to the light, I had wanted to fly and take Him in my arms, but the Angels prevented me, saying that the honor of holding Him first belonged to the Mother. Then, the Most Holy Virgin, as though stirred, returned into Herself and from the hands of an Angel received Her Son in Her arms. In Her ardor of love, She squeezed Him so tightly that it seemed that She wanted to draw Him into Her womb again. Then, wanting to let Her ardent love pour out, She placed Him at Her breast to suckle. In the meantime, I was completely annihilated, waiting to be called so as not to be scolded again by the Angels. Then the Queen said to me: “Come, come and take your Beloved, and you too, enjoy Him – pour out your love with Him.” As She was saying this, I drew near Mama, and She gave Him to me, into my arms. Who can say my contentment, the kisses, the squeezes, the tendernesses? After I poured myself out a little, I said to Him: ‘My beloved, You have suckled the milk of our Mama, share it with me.’ And He, all condescending, poured part of that milk from His mouth into mine, and then He told me: “My beloved, I was conceived united to suffering, I was born to suffering, and I died in suffering. And with the three nails with which they crucified Me, I nailed the three powers – intellect, memory and will – of those souls who yearn to love Me, keeping them all drawn to Myself, because sin had rendered them infirm and dispersed from their Creator – without any restraint.” As He was saying this, He gazed at the world and began to cry over its miseries. On seeing Him cry, I said: ‘Lovable Baby, do not sadden with your tears a night so happy for one who loves you. Instead of pouring ourselves out in crying, let us pour ourselves out in singing’; and as I said this, I began to sing. Jesus was amused at hearing me sing, and He stopped crying; and completing my verse, He sang His own, with a voice so powerful and harmonious that all other voices disappeared at the sound of His most sweet voice. After this, I prayed to Baby Jesus for my confessor, for those who belong to me, and lastly, for everyone, and He seemed all condescending. At that moment He disappeared from me, and I returned into myself.
December 25, 1938
The descent of the Word. How easy it is to make Jesus be Born as long as we Live in His Will. The Paradise that the Queen of Heaven made Jesus find on earth.
My poor mind continues its path in the Divine Will. O! how Happy It feels in seeing that Its little newborn wanders in search of Its Acts, to know them, kiss them, adore them, make them her own, and say: “How much You Loved me.”
I stopped at the descent of the Word upon earth, and I felt sorry in seeing Him all alone. My sweet Jesus, with Unspeakable Tenderness, surprising me, told me: “My dearest daughter, you’re wrong. Loneliness is part of human ingratitude; but from the Divine side, all Our Works accompanied me, never leaving Me alone. Further, you must know that the Father and the Holy Spirit descended together with Me, while I still remained in Heaven with Them. They came down on earth within Me, since We are inseparable. We cannot be separated, not even if We wished to be so—at the most We Bilocate Ourselves, so as to maintain Our Throne in Heaven while forming Our Throne on earth. Being separated—never. At the most, the Word took the Operative part, but always with the concourse of the Father and the Holy Spirit.
“Furthermore, in the act of My descent from Heaven, everyone moved to be My Court and render Me the honors I deserve. The sky courted Me with all its stars, rendering Me the honor of My Immutability and of My Everlasting Love. The sun courted Me, paying Me the honor of My Eternal Light—O! how well it praised the variety of Its Effects. I can say that, as I found myself with its light and heat, in its mute language it told Me: ‘You are the Light, and I honor You, I adore You, I Love You with the same Light with which You Created me.’ All surrounded Me: the wind, the sea, the little bird—everyone and everything, to give Me the Love and the Glory with which I had Created them. And they praised My Empire, My Immensity, My Infinite Joys. All created things made Me a feast, and if I cried they cried together with Me, because My Will, residing in them, kept them aware of all that I was doing. O! how honored they felt, in doing all that their Creator was doing. Then I received the courting of the Angels, who never left Me alone. And since all times belong to Me, I was also courted by all the many peoples, who were going to Live in My Will. My Will was carrying them in Its arms, and I felt them beating in My Heart, in My Blood and in My steps. In feeling invested by these people, Loved by My own Will, I felt repaid for My descent from Heaven to earth.
“This was My Primary scope: to Reorder the Kingdom of My Will in the midst of My children. I would never have Created the world if I was not to have children who looked like Me and Lived in My own Will. My Will would find Itself in the same condition as a poor sterile mother who is not able to generate, and therefore form her own family. But My Will does have the Power to Generate and to form Its long Generations—Its own Family.”
Then I continued to think about the descent of the Divine Word, saying to myself: “How could Jesus be Born within our souls?”
And my dear Baby said: “My daughter, to make Me be Born is the easiest thing—more so, since We do not know how to do difficult things. Our Power facilitates everything. Provided that the creature Lives in Our Will, all is done. As soon as the soul wants to Live in It, she has already formed the home for your Jesus; at the moment she wants to start doing her acts, she Conceives Me; as she does her act, she makes Me be Born. As she Loves in My Will, so she clothes Me with Light, warming Me from the great coldness of the creatures. Every time she gives Me her will to take My Own, I am amused—I have My toy to play with, and I sing My Victory over the human will, feeling like the little Triumphant King.
“See then, My daughter, how easy this is for your little Jesus, because when We find Our Will in the creature, We can do anything. It provides Us with all that is needed and all that We want, to form Our Life and Our Most Beautiful Works. But without Our Will, We remain hampered: now love is missing, now sanctity, now power, now purity, and all that it takes to make Our Life Rise Again and to form It within the creatures. Therefore, all depends on the creatures, since, from Our side, We place Ourselves at their disposal.
“Further, during My Birth, My Divine Mama made Me a Beautiful Surprise with Her Acts, with Her Love—with the Life of My Will that She possessed. She formed My Paradise on earth. She did nothing other than braid the whole Creation with Her Love, laying Seas of Beauty—making Me enjoy Our Divine Beauties within which Her Beauty was Shining. How Beautiful My Mother was—how Beautiful to find Her in the whole of Creation; She made Me enjoy Her Beauty and the Beauty of Her Acts. She spread Her Sea of Love to make Me find Her Love—My Paradise of Love—in all created things. I delighted and exulted in My Mama’s Seas of Love. She made for Me, in My Will, the most Beautiful tunes and the most delightful concerts, so that Her little Jesus would not miss the Music of the Heavenly Fatherland. My Mother took care of everything, so that nothing would be lacking of the enjoyment of the Paradise I had left. She kept forming, in each one of Her Acts, New Joys to make Me happy. By just leaning on Her Heart I could feel such Harmonies and Contents as to be Enraptured. By Living in My Will, My dear Mother carried Paradise in Her lap and let Her Son enjoy it. All her Acts did nothing less than make Me happy and Redouble My Paradise on earth.
“Now, My daughter, let Me tell you another Surprise. One who Lives in My Will is inseparable from me; she is born again each time together with Me. Therefore, I am never alone. I make her be born again with Me to Divine Life—to New Love, to New Sanctity and to New Beauty. She is Reborn in the Knowledge of her Creator—Reborn in each one of her acts. More than this, in every act she does, she calls Me to be born again, forming a New Paradise for her Jesus; and I make her be born again with Me, to make her Happy. One of My Greatest Joys is to make those who Live together with Me Happy. Therefore, be attentive to Live in My Will if you want to make Me Happy—if you want Me to find in your acts My Paradise on earth; and I will take care to make you enjoy the Sea of My Joy and Happiness. We will make each other Happy.”