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Month of the Holy Eucharist

4/4 Mother Bitterlich to Heaven this day 1978 – The human instrument for the establishment of the Work of Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, Work of the Holy Angels, was Mrs. Gabriele Bitterlich, known in the OA affectionately as “Mother Gabriele.” – https://www.opusangelorum.org/about-us/brief_history.html

4/7 Passion Sunday – (Traditional calendar) – When Luisa had finished writing the Hours of the Passion, she wrote a letter which she gave to Saint Annibale together with the book, who included it in the book’s preface when he published it…“I am finally sending you this hand-written copy of The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I have also enclosed a few sheets on which I have described the effects and the beautiful Promises which Jesus makes to all those who meditate these Hours of the Passion. I believe that if whoever meditates on them is a sinner he will convert; if he is imperfect he will become perfect; if he is holy he will become holier; if he is tempted he will find victory; if suffering he will find strength, medicine and comfort in these Hours; if weak and poor he will find a spiritual food and a mirror in which to look at himself continually, and so become beautiful and similar to Jesus, Our Model. Jesus’ Joy is So Immense when someone meditates on the Hours of the Passion, that He would like to see at least one copy of these meditations being used in every city and town. Because then it would be as if Jesus were hearing His Own Voice and His Own Prayers which He raised to His Father during the twenty-four hours of His Painful Passion. And if this is done at least by a few souls in each town and city, He Himself Promises that the Divine Justice will be Appeased in part, and punishments will be lessened.”

4/12 – Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – (Traditional) “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.  Oh! 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 which 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 child, 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” (Virgin Mary in the Kingdom – Day 23).

OUR LADY OF REVELATION (1947) – The Virgin of Revelation appears at Tre-Fontane, Italy to Bruno Cornacchiolo, 40 days after Luisa’s entrance into Heaven – https://bookofheaven.com/feasts-and-novenas/virgin-of-revelation/

4/14 – PALM SUNDAY – (New and Traditional) – After staying for some time, He (Jesus) transported me outside of myself, and I saw that the Church was celebrating the Day of the Palms; and Jesus, breaking the silence, told me: “How much volubility, how much inconstancy!  Just as today they cried out ‘Hosanna!’ proclaiming Me as their King, another day they cried out ‘Crucify Him! Crucify Him!’  My daughter, the thing that Displeases Me the Most is inconstancy and volubility, because this is the Sign that the Truth has not taken possession of these souls.  Even in things of religion, it may be that they find their satisfaction, their own convenience and interest, or that they just find themselves in that party; but tomorrow these things may be missing, or they may find themselves involved in other parties – and here is how they deviate from religion, and with no regret they give themselves to other sects.  Indeed, when the True Light of Truth enters a soul and takes Possession of a heart, she is not subject to inconstancy.  On the contrary, she sacrifices everything for Love of It and to let herself be Mastered by It Alone; and with Unconquered heart she despises everything else which does not belong to the Truth.”  And while saying this, He Cried over the condition of the present generation, worse than in those times, subject to inconstancy according to wherever the winds blow.”  V4 – 3.31.01

– Today begins Novena in preparation for Luisa’s Birthday – https://bookofheaven.com/feasts-and-novenas/novena-for-luisas-birthday/

4/15 – Monday of Holy Week

4/16 – Tuesday of Holy Week – Pope Benedict XVI birthday and Baptism (1927)

– St. Bernadette Soubirous (1879) – Her sixteenth vision, which Bernadette claims to have experienced for over an hour, was on March 25. Bernadette claimed she had asked the woman her name, but her question was only met with a smile. Bernadette asked again, three more times, and finally the woman said, “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

4/17 – Wednesday of Holy Week

4/18 – HOLY THURSDAY – “My daughter, while I was having supper with My disciples, it was not only them that I had around Me, but the whole human family. One by one, I had them near Me, I Knew them all, I Called them by name.  I also Called you, I gave you (Luisa) the Place of Honor between Me and John, and I Constituted you little secretary of My Will.  And while I divided the lamb, in offering it to My Apostles, I gave it to all and to each one.  That lamb, bled dry, roasted, cut to pieces, spoke of Me; it was the Symbol of My Life and of how I was to Reduce Myself for Love of All.  And I wanted to give it to All as Delicious Food, which Represented My Passion, because everything I Did, Said and Suffered, My Love Converted into Food for man.  But do you know why I Called All and Gave the lamb to All?  Because I too Wanted Food from them; each thing that they would do, I Wanted to be Food for Me.  I Wanted the Food of their love, of their works, of their words – of everything.” V13 – 10.9.21

4/19 – GOOD FRIDAY – Day of Fast and Abstinence – “My daughter, as Pilate said ‘Ecce Homo’, all cried out:  ‘Crucify Him, crucify Him – we want Him dead!’  And so did My very Celestial Father and My Inseparable and Pierced Mama, and not only those who were present, but all the absent and all generations, past and future.  And if someone did not say it with words, he said it with facts, because there was not a single one who said he wanted Me alive, and to keep silent is confirmation of what others want. This cry of Death from all was so Very Painful for Me; I felt as many Deaths for as many as were the people who cried out:  ‘Crucify Him!’  I felt as though Drowned with Pains and with Death; more so, since I could see that each Death of Mine would Not bring Life to each one, and those who received Life because of My Death would Not receive all the Complete Fruit of My Passion and Death.  My Sorrow was So Great, that My Moaning Humanity was about to Succumb and Breathe Its last; but while I was Dying, with Its All-Seeingness My Supreme Will made Present to My Dying Humanity all those who would let the Eternal Volition Reign in them with Absolute Dominion, who would take the Complete Fruit of My Passion and Death.  Among them there was My Dear Mother, as their Head.  She took all the Deposit of All My Goods and of the Fruits Contained in My Life, Passion and Death – not even one Breath of Mine did She allow to be lost, nor did She fail to keep Its Precious Fruit in Her Custody.  And from Her they were to be Transmitted to the little newborn of My Will and to all those in whom the Supreme Volition would have Its Life and Its Kingdom. When My Extinguishing Humanity saw the Complete Fruit of My Life, Passion and Death placed in Safety and Secured, It was able to Resume and Continue the Course of Its Sorrowful Passion.  So, it is My Will Alone that Brings All the Fullness of My Goods and the Complete Fruit Contained in Creation, Redemption and Sanctification.” V19– 6.20.26

– Divine Mercy Novena begins – https://bookofheaven.com/feasts-and-novenas/divine-mercy-novena/

– Pope Benedict XVI elected this day 2005 – “…In the joy of the Risen Lord, confident of His Permanent Help, let us go forward. The Lord will Help us. Mary, His Most Holy Mother, is on our side.”

4/20 – HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER VIGIL – “My daughter, would you want to bury the Light, the Grace, the Truth, and so prepare the tomb for your Jesus? Silence on anything which is Truth forms the burial of the Truth, while the Word forms the Resurrection of the Truth – it makes Light, Grace and Good Rise again; more so, since the Word on the Truth comes from the Supreme Fiat.” V19 – 3.2.26

4/21 – EASTER SUNDAY – “Now, the Portent of My Redemption was the Resurrection, which, more than Refulgent Sun, Crowned My Humanity, making even My littlest Acts Shine, with Such Splendor and Marvel as to make Heaven and earth to be Astonished; It will be the Beginning, the Foundation and the Fulfillment of All Goods – Crown and Glory of All the Blessed. My Resurrection is the True Sun, which worthily Glorifies My Humanity; It is the Sun of the Catholic Religion; It is the Glory of every Christian.  Without the Resurrection, it would have been as though heavens without sun, without heat and without life. Now, My Resurrection is Symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in My Will.  The Saints of these past centuries are symbols of My Humanity; although resigned, they did not have continuous attitude in My Will, therefore they did not receive the Mark of the Sun of My Resurrection, but the Mark of the Works of My Humanity before My Resurrection.  Therefore, they will be many; almost like stars, they will form for Me a beautiful Ornament to the Heaven of My Humanity.  But the Saints of the Living in My Will, who will Symbolize My Resurrected Humanity, will be few.  In fact, many throngs and crowds of people saw My Humanity before Its Death, but few saw My Resurrected Humanity – only the believers, those who were most disposed and, I could say, only those who contained the Seed of My Will.  In fact, if they did not have it, they would have lacked the necessary sight to be able to see my resurrected and glorious Humanity, and therefore be spectators of my ascent into Heaven. Now, if my Resurrection symbolizes the Saints of the living in my Will – and this, with reason, because each act, word, step, etc. done in my Will is a divine resurrection that the soul receives; it is a mark of glory that she undergoes; it is to go out of herself in order to enter the Divinity, and to hide within the refulgent Sun of my Volition; and in It she loves, works, thinks – what is the wonder if the soul remains fully risen and identified with the very Sun of my glory, and symbolizes my resurrected Humanity?  But few are those who dispose themselves to this…” V12 – 4.15.19 – https://bookofheaven.com/reflections-from-the-writings/luisa-and-resurrection/

https://bookofheaven.com/feasts-and-novenas/solemnity-of-easter/

4/22 – EASTER MONDAY – https://bookofheaven.com/feasts-and-novenas/happy-easter-week/

4/23 – EASTER TUESDAY – BIRTHDAY AND BAPTISM OF THE SERVANT OF GOD LUISA PICCARRETA (1865)1ST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION (1872) – “We Repeat to her: ‘We Love you, oh! daughter.’  As she repairs Us, so do We Press her to Our Heart; as she thanks Us, praises Us, blesses Us, so do We Keep Repeating:  ‘We Thank you that you are thanking Us’, ‘We Praise you for you are praising Us’, ‘We Bless you for you are blessing Us.’  We can Say that We Put Ourselves in a Contest with her.  Heaven and earth are Astounded that their Creator Engages in a Contest with His beloved creature.” V30 – 4.23.32

4/24 – EASTER WEDNESDAY

4/25 – EASTER THURSDAY – Rogation Day – (Traditional) The Greater Litanies (Traditional)

4/26 – EASTER FRIDAY – OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL

4/27 – EASTER SATURDAY

4/28 – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – Quasimodo Sunday – (Traditional)

4/29 – Cause of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta ended on Diocesan level (2005)

        – St. Catherine of Siena – Patron of Italy – “On the morning of the aforementioned day, Jesus made Himself seen again all Affable, Sweet and Majestic, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Catherine. First, a Hymn was Sung by the Angels, while Saint Catherine assisted me, Mama took my hand, and Jesus put the Ring on my finger.  Then, we Embraced and He Kissed me, and so did Mama also.  Then we had a conversation, all of Love – Jesus told me of the Great Love He had for me, and I also told Him of the love I had for Him.  The Most Holy Virgin made me comprehend the Great Grace I had received, and the correspondence with which I was to correspond to the Love of Jesus.” – V1

Fiat!

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