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Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, The Little Daughter of the Divine Will


July 3, 1903

If the soul gives herself completely to Jesus in life, Jesus gives Himself to her at her death and exempts her from Purgatory.

This morning, as I was very afflicted because of the loss of my adorable Jesus, all of a sudden He made Himself seen in my interior, filling my person completely – that is, my head, my arms, and all the rest. As I was seeing this, almost wanting to explain to me the meaning of the way He was making Himself seen, He told me: “My daughter(Luisa), why do you(Luisa) afflict yourself if I am the master of all of you(Luisa)? When a soul comes to rendering Me the master of her mind, of her arms, of her heart and of her feet, sin cannot reign; and if something involuntary enters into her, since I am the master and the soul is under the influence of my lordship, she is in continuous attitude of purgation, and that something immediately goes out of her. Furthermore, since I am Holy, it is difficult for her to retain within herself anything which is not holy. Even more, since she has given all of herself to Me in life, it is justice that I give all of Myself to her at her death, admitting her to the beatific vision without delay. So, if one gives herself completely to Me, the flames of Purgatory have nothing to do with her.”


February 8, 1904

One of the qualities of Jesus is Pain.  For one who lives of His Most Holy Will Purgatory does not exist. 

I remember that another day, as I continued to feel in suffering, I saw the confessor praying Our Lord to touch the part where I was suffering so as to have the sufferings mitigate.  And blessed Jesus told me:  “My daughter(Luisa), your confessor wants me to touch you(Luisa) to alleviate your pains, but among my many qualities I am also Pain, and if I touch you(Luisa), instead of decreasing, your pain could increase.  In fact, the thing in which my Humanity delighted the most was suffering, and It still delights in communicating it to those whom It loves.”  And it seemed that, in reality, He would touch me and make me feel more pain.  So I added:  ‘My sweet Good, as for myself, I want nothing but your Most Holy Will.  I do not look at whether I suffer or I enjoy – your Will is everything for me.’  And He added:  “And this is what I want, this is my design upon you(Luisa), and this is enough for Me and contents Me.  This is the greatest and most honorable worship that the creature can render Me, and that she owes Me as her Creator; and as the soul does so, it can be said that her mind lives and thinks in my mind; her eyes, being in mine, look through my eyes; her mouth speaks through my mouth, her heart loves through Mine, her hands operate within my own hands, her feet walk within my feet.  And I can say:  “You are my eye, my mouth, my Heart, my hands and my feet.”  And, likewise, the soul can say:  “Jesus Christ is my eye, my mouth, my heart, my hands and my feet.”  Being in this union, not only of wills, but personal, when the soul dies there is nothing left of her to be purged, and therefore Purgatory cannot touch her, because Purgatory touches those who live outside of Me, whether completely or in part.”

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