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 in the House of Nazareth. Heaven and Earth are about to exchange the Kiss of Peace. The Divine Hour is Near.
The soul to her Queen Mama:
My Sovereign Mama, I am back again to follow your steps. Your love binds me, and like a powerful magnet it keeps me fixed and all intent on listening to the beautiful lessons of my Mama. But this is not enough; if You love me as your child, enclose me in the Kingdom of the Divine Will in which You lived, and do live, and close the doors in such a way that, even if I wanted, I would no longer be able to go out. So, as Mother and child, we will live life in common and will both be happy.
Lesson of the Queen of Heaven:
My dearest child, if you knew how I long to keep you enclosed in the Kingdom of the Divine Will! Each lesson I give you is a fence that I make to prevent your going out; it is a fortress to wall up your will, that it may understand and love being under the sweet empire of the Supreme Fiat. Therefore, be attentive in listening to Me, because these are nothing less than the works your Mama does to entice and capture your will, and to let the Divine Will win over you.
Now, my dear child, listen to Me: I left the temple with the same courage with which I entered it, and only to do the Divine Will. I went to Nazareth and I no longer found my dear and holy parents. I was accompanied only by Saint Joseph, and I saw in him my good angel whom God had given Me for my custody, though I had cohorts of angels that accompanied Me on the journey. All created things made bows of honor for Me, and I, thanking them, gave each created thing my kiss and my greeting as Queen. And so we arrived at Nazareth.
You must know that Saint Joseph and I looked at each other with modesty and felt our hearts swollen, because each one wanted to let the other know that we were bound to God with a vow of perennial virginity. Finally, silence was broken, and both of us manifested our vow. Oh, how happy we felt! Thanking the Lord, we promised to live together as brother and sister. I was most attentive in serving him; we looked at each other with veneration, and the dawn of peace reigned in our midst. Oh, if all would reflect themselves in Me by imitating Me! I adapted Myself very much to an ordinary life; I would let nothing appear outside of the great seas of grace I possessed.
Now, listen to Me, my child: in the house of Nazareth I felt enflamed more than ever, and I prayed that the Divine Word would descend upon earth. The Divine Will, which reigned in Me, did nothing but invest all of my acts with light, with beauty, with sanctity, with power. I felt It was forming the Kingdom of light within Me – but a light that constantly arises; the Kingdom of beauty, sanctity and power that always grows. So, all the divine qualities which the Divine Fiat, through Its reigning, laid within Me, brought Me fecundity. The light that invaded Me was so great, that my very humanity would be so embellished and invested by this Sun of the Divine Will, that it would do nothing but produce celestial flowers. I felt Heaven lowering Itself to Me, and the earth of my humanity rising; and Heaven and earth embraced, reconciled, to exchange the kiss of peace and of love. The earth disposed itself to produce the seed in order to form the Just One, the Holy One, and Heaven opened to let the Word descend into this seed.
I would do nothing but descend and ascend to my Celestial Fatherland, and throw Myself into the paternal arms of my Celestial Father, saying to Him from my heart: “Holy Father, I cannot resist any longer! I feel enflamed, and while I burn, I feel a powerful force within Me that wants to win over You. With the chains of my love I want to bind You in order to disarm You, that You may delay no more; upon the wings of my love I want to carry the Divine Word from Heaven to earth.” And I prayed and cried that He would listen to Me.
And the Divinity, conquered by my tears and prayers, assured Me by saying to Me: “Daughter, who can resist You? You have won. The divine hour is near. Return to the earth and continue your acts in the power of my Volition, and by these, all will be shaken, and Heaven and earth will exchange the kiss of peace.” But in spite of this, I did not yet know that I was to be the Mother of the Eternal Word.
Now, my child, listen to Me, and understand well what it means to live of Divine Will. By living of It, I formed Heaven and Its Divine Kingdom within my soul. Had I not formed this Kingdom within Me, the Word could never have descended from Heaven to earth. If He did descend, it was because He descended into His own Kingdom, which the Divine Will had formed in Me. He found in Me His Heaven, His divine joys; nor would the Word ever have descended into a foreign kingdom. Ah, no, no! First He wanted to form His Kingdom in Me, and then descend as conqueror into It.
Not only this, but by living always of the Divine Will, I acquired by grace that which in God is by nature: the divine fecundity, in order to form, without human intervention, the seed to let the Humanity of the Eternal Word germinate from Me. What can the Divine Will operating in a creature not do? Everything, and all possible imaginable goods! Therefore, may you take to heart that everything be Divine Will in you, if you want to imitate your Mama, and make Me content and happy.
Holy Mama, if You want, you can. Just as You had the power to win over God, to the extent of making Him descend from Heaven to earth, You will not lack the power to win over my will, that it may no longer have life. In You I trust, from You I will obtain everything.
Today, to honor Me, you will make Me a little visit in the house of Nazareth, and will give Me all your acts as homage, that I may unite them to mine in order to convert them into Divine Will.
Celestial Empress, bring the kiss of the Will of God to my soul.