The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will
From the writings of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta
Meditations for the Month of May
Prayer to the Celestial Queen for each day of the month of May
Immaculate Queen, my Celestial Mother, I come onto your maternal knees to abandon myself in your arms as your dear child, and to ask of You, with the most ardent sighs – in this month consecrated to You – the greatest of graces: that You admit me to live in the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
Holy Mama, You who are the Queen of this Kingdom, admit me to live in It as your child, that It may no longer be deserted, but populated by your children. Therefore, Sovereign Queen, I entrust myself to You, that You may lead my steps into the Kingdom of the Divine Will; and clinging to your maternal hand, You will lead all of my being to live perennial life in the Divine Will. You will be my Mama, and to You, my Mama, do I give my will, that You may exchange it with the Divine Will, and so I may be sure I will not go out of Its Kingdom. Therefore I beg You to illumine me in order to make me comprehend what ‘Will of God’ means.
Little Sacrifice of the Month:
Each morning, midday and night – three times a day – let us go onto the knees of our Celestial Mama, and say to Her: “My Mama, I love You; and You – love me, and give a sip of Divine Will to my soul. Give me your blessing, that I may do all of my actions under your maternal gaze.
The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will. The Fifth Step of the Divine Will in the Queen of Heaven. The Triumph over the Test.
The soul to the Virgin:
Celestial Sovereign, I see You stretching out your arms, to take me onto your maternal knees; and I run – I fly, to enjoy the chaste embraces and the celestial smiles of my Celestial Mama. Holy Mama, your appearance today is triumphant, and with an air of triumph You want to narrate to me your triumph over the test. Ah, yes! I will gladly listen to You, and I ask You to give me the grace to be able to triumph in the tests that the Lord will dispose for me.
Lesson of the Queen of Heaven:
Child most dear to Me, oh, how I long to confide my secrets to my child! Secrets which will give Me much glory, and which will glorify that Divine Fiat which was the primary cause of my Immaculate Conception, of my sanctity, sovereignty and maternity. I owe everything to the Fiat – I know nothing else. All of my sublime prerogatives for which the Holy Church so much honors Me, are nothing other than the effects of that Divine Will which dominated Me, reigned and lived in Me. This is why I yearn so much that That which produced in Me so many privileges and admirable effects as to astonish Heaven and earth, be known.
Now listen to Me, dear child: as soon as the Supreme Being asked for my human will, I understood the grave evil that the human will can do in the creature, and how it puts everything in danger, even the most beautiful works of her Creator. The creature, with her human will, is all vacillation; she is weak, inconstant, disordered. And this, because in creating her, God had created her united with His Divine Will as though by nature, in such a way that It was to be the strength, the prime motion, the support, the food and the life of the human will. Therefore, by not giving life to the Divine Will in our own, we reject the goods we received from God in creation, and the rights we received, by nature, in the act in which we were created.
Oh, how well I comprehended the grave offense that is given to God, and the evils that pour upon the creature! So, I had such great horror and fear of doing my will – and I feared with reason, because Adam too was created innocent by God, yet, by doing his own will, into how many evils did he not plunge himself, and all generations?
Therefore, I, your Mama, taken by terror, and even more, by love for my Creator, swore never to do my will. And to be more sure and to better attest my sacrifice to the One Who had given Me so many seas of graces and privileges, I took my human will and bound it to the foot of the Divine Throne, in continuous homage of love and sacrifice, promising never to use my will, not even for one instant of my life, but always that of God.
My child, to you my sacrifice of living without my will may not seem great, but I tell you that there is no sacrifice similar to Mine – even more, all other sacrifices in the whole history of the world can be called shadows in comparison with Mine. To sacrifice oneself for one day – now yes, now no – is easy; but to sacrifice oneself in every instant, in every act, even in the very good one wants to do, for one’s entire life, without ever giving life to one’s own will, is the sacrifice of sacrifices; it is the greatest proof that can be offered; it is the purest love – filtered through the Divine Will Itself – that can be given to our Creator. This sacrifice is so great that God cannot ask anything more of the creature, nor can she find how to sacrifice more for her Creator.
Now, my most dear child, as soon as I gave my will to my Creator as gift, I felt triumphant in the test asked of Me, and God felt triumphant in my human will. God was waiting for my proof – that is, a creature who would live without will – in order to adjust the balance with mankind, and to assume the attitude of clemency and mercy.
Therefore, I will wait for you again to narrate to you the story of what the Divine Will did after the triumph over the test.
And now, a little word to you, my child: if you knew how I yearn to see you living without your will! You know that I am your Mother, and a Mama wants to see her child happy; but how can you be happy if you do not decide to live without the human will, as your Mama lived? If you do so, I will give you everything; I will place myself at your disposal, and I will be all for my child, provided that I receive the good, the contentment, the happiness, of having a child who lives all of Divine Will.
Triumphant Sovereign, into your hands of Mother do I place my will, so that You Yourself, as my Mama, may purify it and embellish it, and bind it together with your own, to the foot of the Divine Throne, that I may live not with my will, but always – always with that of God.
Today, to honor Me, in every act you do, you will deliver your will into my maternal hands, praying Me to let the Divine Will flow in place of your own.
Triumphant Queen, steal my will from me, and grant me the Divine Will.