12/28 On this day in 1938 the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta writes the last chapter of Volume 36. The obedience to write ceases.
Letter from Father Bucci
Padre Bucci has received e-mails from many kind souls in the USA and other countries concerning serious errors that are being promoted and attributed to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta confirming the statements of March 9th by Archbishop Picchieri of Trani (see below). These errors are being dispersed through public and private teaching conferences and unauthorized books on the Divine Will that promote the personal ideas and theories of these groups, not those of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.
This is why it is so important to study the life and virtues of Luisa and the writings about her by her extraordinary confessor St. Annibale Maria di Francia. Since it was Luisa who received this gift of the Divine Will, she needs to be the model to look to when discerning promoters, books and materials, which claim to teach the Spirituality of the Divine Will.
For example: Luisa never took a penny for the writings, which she never claimed for her own. Luisa always lived very modestly in a little room in her simple home. Luisa was always obedient to the Church and her confessors. Luisa was always humble, never making any private or public claims of herself or any other person, except our Blessed Mother and Lord Jesus, to be living fully in the Divine Will. Luisa never spoke against the Sacrament of Marriage and Luisa always remained peaceful in all circumstances. Therefore be very cautious when presented with books and materials on the Spirituality of the Divine Will which are not approved by the Archdiocese of Trani, especially if they are authored by lay-persons or of unknown origin. Even books on the Divine Will by religious persons or groups must also be looked at with discernment to be sure they have approval of the Archdiocese of Trani and what they contain is true and Orthodox.
These problems are reason for Archbishop Picchieri’s organization of a “restricted by personal invitation only” study conference in Italy scheduled for October 2006. Their goal is “to have a clear hierarchy of the truths that the Lord has given Luisa, so as to pass them on in order and with the suitable educational methods.” In defense of Luisa and support of the Archbishop’s lead in this matter, Padre Bucci has issued the following letter which he requested to be distributed as widely as possible:
LETTER FROM FATHER BUCCI
At various times very alarming letters reach me about the interpretations of the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta by others which contain errors wrongly attributed to Luisa as follows:
- One who lives in the Divine Will has no need anymore of being subject to the Magisterium of the Church.
- One has no need anymore of praying.
- It is not necessary to be present at Holy Mass even on Sunday.
- It is not necessary to receive the Most Holy Eucharist.
- The Will of God supplies everything.
These assertions are only and solely diabolical; they are works of the devil!
I, as well as all my family, have personally known the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, therefore we are very well acquainted with the thought of the Servant of God and with her way of living.
The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta is Catholic; her life was a total submission to the sacerdotal authority, that is, to the infallible Magisterium of the Church. The Servant of God constantly reaffirmed to who were near her, among whom also my aunt Rosaria Bucci, this concept:
“If the Church declares that everything that I have written is false, you must consider it false; if the Church in its infallible Magisterium, and in its age-old prudence, declares false everything that has been written, it means that the demon has deceived me, and only the Church has the power to unmask it.”
Every day the Servant of God attended Holy Mass celebrated in her room, receiving the Most Holy Eucharist daily. She urged everyone to go to Mass on Sunday, and one time rebuked my sister Maria because she had not gone there. This said, it is unthinkable to attribute to the Servant of God behaviors that are not conformed to the Magisterium and to the Precepts of Holy Mother Church.
In order to understand well the spirituality of the Servant of God, the following requirements are necessary:
- The groups must be formed by Eucharistic souls;
- The groups must be devoted to the Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God;
- They must be submitted, in everything, to the authority of the Church and especially to their own Bishop, who is the only guarantee of the Faith in the local Church;
- All the writings that make reference to the diaries of Piccarreta, must be read and interpreted, only and solely, in the light of Sacred Scripture and of the Magisterium of the Church.
The groups must have as spiritual father, priests of sure orthodoxy, and who are legitimately incardinated in their own dioceses or, if religious, in the order they belong to.
The groups must gradually form and watch out for inappropriate fanaticism or inappropriate interpretations. Watching out for these inappropriate interpretations they should certainly avoid attitudes that border on heresy.
Our duty is exactly this: a correct interpretation of the writings of Piccarreta in the light of the Magisterium of the Church; this is the precise will of this soul all of God, and very faithful and very obedient daughter of the Church.
One who acts otherwise, is certainly a diabolical being who wants to hinder the fulfillment of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, of which the Servant of God is the bearer.
… At this time, responding to these e-mails, I, Father Bernardino Giuseppe Bucci, urge you to not give credit to and to refuse whatever interpretations of the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta that are contrary to the Magisterium of the Church, and I invite you to spread this letter of mine to all the groups who, like you, find themselves in difficulty.
Fr. Bernardino Bucci
What a beautiful time to pray The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
Micah 5:2 : “And thou Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and His going forth is from the beginning, from the days of Eternity.”
Eleventh Hour: From 3 to 4 AM
Jesus in the house of Caiaphas
The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:
… My Love, You (Jesus) are before Caiaphas as the most guilty, in the act of being condemned. Indeed, Caiaphas asks the witnesses what Your crimes are. Ah, he should rather have asked what is Your Love! And some accuse You of one thing, some of another, speaking nonsense and contradicting themselves. As they accuse You, the soldiers who are near You tear Your hair, and unload horrible slaps on Your Most Holy Face, such as to resound through the whole room; they twist Your lips, they hit You, while You remain silent and suffer. And if You look at them, the light of Your eyes descends into their hearts, and unable to sustain it, they move away from You. But others take their place, to make of You a greater slaughter.
… I see that Your Love is so great that You anxiously await what Your enemies are doing to You, and You Offer it for our salvation. And in total calm, Your Heart repairs for slanders, hatred, false witnessings, and for the evil done to innocents with premeditation; and You Repair for those who offend You upon the instigation of leaders, and for the offenses of the ecclesiastics. … I (Luisa) am united with You (Jesus), following Your own Reparations …
The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will
The First Hour of Sorrow Sounds. A Star, with mute Voice, calls the Magi to adore Jesus. A Prophet makes himself the Revealer of the Sorrows of the Sovereign Queen.
The soul to her Queen Mama:
My Most Sweet Mama, here I am again at Your knees; this daughter of Yours can no longer be without You, my Mama. The Sweet Enchantment of the Celestial Baby, whom You now clasp in Your arms, and now kneeling Adore and Love in the manger, enraptures me, thinking that Your Happy Destiny and the same Little King Jesus are nothing other than the Fruits and the Sweet and Precious Pledges of that Fiat which extended Its Kingdom in You. O please! O Mama, give me Your Word that You will make use of Your Power to form in me the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
Lesson of my Celestial Mama:
My dearest daughter, how Happy I am to have you close to Me, to be able to teach you how the Kingdom of the Divine Will can extend in all things. All crosses, sorrows, humiliations, invested by the Life of the Divine Fiat, are like raw materials in Its Hands, in order to Nourish Its Kingdom and to Extend It more and more.
Therefore, pay attention to Me, and listen to your Mama. I continued My stay in the grotto of Bethlehem with Jesus and dear Saint Joseph. How Happy we were. Because of the Divine Infant and of the Divine Will Operating in us, that little grotto had changed into Paradise. It is true that pains and tears were not lacking, but compared to the Immense Seas of Joy, of Happiness, of Light, which the Divine Fiat made arise in each of our acts, they were just little drops plunged into these Seas. And then, the Sweet and Lovable Presence of My Dear Son was one of My Greatest Happinesses.
Now, dear daughter, you must know that the eighth day arrived after the Celestial Baby had been Born to the light of the day, and the Divine Fiat sounded the hour of sorrow, commanding us to circumcise the charming Little Baby. It was a most painful cut which Little Jesus was to undergo. It was the law of those times that all the firstborn had to undergo this painful cut. It can be called the law of sin, but My Son was Innocent and His Law was the Law of Love; but in spite of this, because He came to find, not the man-king, but the man degraded, in order to make Himself his brother and to elevate him, He wanted to lower Himself, and He submitted Himself to the law.
My daughter, Saint Joseph and I felt a shiver of pain, but intrepid and without hesitating, we called the minister and we had Him circumcised with a most painful cut. At the bitter pain, Baby Jesus cried and flung Himself into My arms, asking for My Help. Saint Joseph and I mixed our tears with His; we gathered the First Blood shed by Jesus for Love of creatures, and we gave Him the Name of Jesus—Powerful Name, which was to make Heaven and earth tremble, and even hell; a Name which was to be Balm, Defense, Help for every heart.
Now, My daughter, this cut was the image of the cruel cut that man had done to his soul by doing his own will; and My Dear Son allowed Himself to be given this cut in order to heal the harsh cut of the human wills, and, with His Blood, to Heal the wounds of the many sins which the poison of the human will has produced in the creatures. So, each act of human will is a cut that is given, and a wound that opens; and the Celestial Baby, with His Painful Cut, prepared the Remedy for all the human wounds.
Now, My daughter, another Surprise: a new star shines under the vault of the heavens, and with its light, it goes in search of adorers, to lead them to recognize and adore Baby Jesus. Three individuals, each distant from the other, are struck by it, and invested by Supreme Light, they follow the star, which leads them to the grotto of Bethlehem, to the feet of Baby Jesus. What was not the astonishment of these Magi Kings, in recognizing in that Divine Infant the King of Heaven and earth—He who had come to Love and Save all? In fact, in the act in which the Magi were adoring Him, enraptured by that Celestial Beauty, the Newborn Baby made His Divinity Shine forth from His Little Humanity, and the grotto changed into Paradise; so much so, that they were no longer able to detach themselves from the feet of the Divine Infant—not until He again withdrew the Light of the Divinity within His Humanity. And I, exercising the Office of Mother, spoke at length of the Descent of the Word, and fortified them in Faith, Hope and Charity, symbolized by their gifts offered to Jesus; and, full of Joy, they withdrew into their regions, to be the first propagators.
My dear daughter, do not move from My side; follow Me everywhere. Forty days from the Birth of Little King Jesus are about to sound when the Divine Fiat calls us to the Temple in order to fulfill the law of the Presentation of My Son. So we went to the Temple. It was the first time that we went out together with My Sweet Baby. A vein of Sorrow opened in My Heart: I was going to offer Him as Victim for the Salvation of all. We entered the Temple, and first we Adored the Divine Majesty; then we called the priest, and having placed Him in his arms, I made the Offering of the Celestial Baby to the Eternal Father—Offering Him in Sacrifice for the Salvation of all. The priest was Simeon, and as I placed Him in his arms, he recognized that He was the Divine Word and exulted with immense joy; and after the offering, assuming the attitude of prophet, he prophesied all My Sorrows. O! How the Supreme Fiat sounded over My Maternal Heart—thoroughly, with vibrating sound, the Mournful Tragedy of all the Pains of My Baby Son. But what pierced Me the most were the words that the holy prophet spoke to Me: “This Dear Baby will be the Salvation and the ruin of many, and will be the Target of contradictions.”
If the Divine Will had not sustained Me, I would have died instantly of pure Pain. But It gave Me Life, and used it to form in Me the Kingdom of Sorrows, within the Kingdom of Its very Will. So, in addition to the Right of Mother that I had over all, I acquired the Right of Mother and Queen of all Sorrows. Ah! Yes, with My Sorrows I acquired the Little Coin to pay the debts of My children, and also of the ungrateful children.
Now, My daughter, you must know that in the Light of the Divine Will I already knew all the Sorrows I was to suffer—and even more than that which the holy prophet told Me. But in that Act, so Solemn, of Offering My Son, in hearing it being repeated to Me, I felt so pierced that My Heart bled, and deep gashes opened in My Soul.
Now, listen to your Mama: in your pains, in the sorrowful encounters which are not lacking for you, never lose heart; but with Heroic Love let the Divine Will take Its Royal Place in your pains, that It may convert them for you into Little Coins of Infinite Value, with which you will be able to pay the debts of your brothers, to ransom them from the slavery of the human will, so as to make them enter again, as free children, into the Kingdom of the Divine Fiat.
Holy Mama, in Your Pierced Heart do I place all my pains; and You know how they pierce my heart. O please! Be my Mama, and pour into my heart the Balm of Your Sorrows, that I may share in Your same Destiny of using my pains as little coins in order to conquer the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
Today, to honor Me, you will come into My arms, that I may pour in you the First Blood that the Celestial Baby shed in order to heal the wounds that your human will did to you; and you will recite three acts of love in order to mitigate the Spasm of the Wound of Baby Jesus.
My Mama, pour Your Sorrow into my soul, and convert all my pains into Will of God.