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May Reminders – Month of Our Lady 

5/1 – Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1st in re-consecrating the United States of America to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic at 12 p.m. PDT, or 3 p.m. EDT. In the Most Holy Divine Will, we, the little children of the Divine Will, through the Intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, unite with the bishops and all the faithful of the United States and all countries throughout the world, in praying to Our Lady, Mary, Mother of the Church and Our Lady of the Divine Will –

 Also beginning May 1st we shall offer a 54 day Rosary Novena for the intention that the bishops of the United States will fulfill the Wishes of Our Lady of America“Our Lady has asked that a statue be made as She Appeared on the Sept. 26th, 1956 (Our Lady of America). After being solemnly carried in procession in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash. D.C., She desires that there it be enshrined in the place of honor and to be venerated there, in a special way as ‘Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin’. (Sister Mary Ephrem to Arb. +Alter – 4/13/60)

– “The Arc of the Covenant, Our Lady the New Arc, and little Luisa”  with Command Prayer for each day of the 54-day Rosary Novena, that the bishops process the New Arc of Mary –

Feast of St. Joseph the Workman –“My daughter, see the Order of My Divine Providence:  for the Great Portent of My Incarnation, I Chose and used a Virgin, humble and poor; and the Virgin Saint Joseph as My custodian, who acted as a father to Me, and who was so poor that he needed to work in order to sustain our lives.  See how in the Greatest Works – and the Mystery of the Incarnation could not be Greater – We use people whose outward appearance attracts no attention from anyone, because dignities, scepters, riches, are always fumes which blind the soul, and prevent her from penetrating into the Celestial Mysteries in order to receive a Great Act of God – and God Himself.” – V20 – 1.6.27

 Our Lady, Queen of the May – “Dearest daughter, I feel the irresistible need to Descend from Heaven to make you My Maternal Visits. If you assure Me of your filial love and faithfulness, I will remain always with you in your soul, to be your Teacher, Model, Example and Most Tender Mother. I come to invite you to Enter Into the Kingdom of your Mama— that is, the Kingdom of the Divine Will; and I Knock at the door of your heart, that you may open it to Me. You know? With My Own Hands I bring you this Book as Gift; I Offer it to you with Maternal Care, so that, in your turn, in reading it, you may learn to Live of Heaven and no longer of earth…” – Read for 31 days in the Month of May “The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will”

Luisa begins Volume 13 (1921)

5/3 – Feast of Good Shepherd Sunday – “My daughter, My Language in Redemption was very different from that which I have had for the Kingdom of My Divine Will. In fact, in Redemption, My Language was to adapt to people who were incapable, weak, ill, deaf, mute and blind – and many were on the verge of the tomb. Therefore, in order to Speak to them, I made use of parables and similes of the low world, which they themselves could touch with their own hands. So, I Spoke to them now as Doctor, Offering them the Medicines to Heal them; now as Father, who awaited their return even if they were unruly children; now as Shepherd, who went in Search of the lost sheep; now as Judge who, unable to Attract them by means of Love, Tried to Attract them at least by threats and by fear; and many other similes. This Language of Mine says that those to whom I was Speaking did not know Me, did not love Me, and even less did they do My Will – on the contrary, they were far away from Me; and that I, with my parables, made the Searches and Laid the Net in order to Catch them and give to each one the Remedy to Heal them. But how many escaped Me. And I Intensified the Searches and the Teachings to give Light to many blind, that they might get out of their obstinate blindness. Now, see how different is My Language which I have had in Manifesting the Truths on My Divine Will, which Must Serve the children of Its Kingdom. My Language on the Fiat has been like a Father in the midst of his dear and loving children, all healthy; and since each of them Possesses My Very Life Within them, by Virtue of My Will they will be capable of understanding My Highest Lessons.” – V24 – 8.30.28

– Sts. Philip and James the less – ApostlesSt. Philip – Symbol: Latin cross, Saint Philip is pictured carrying the Cross of Christ, which was the theme of his preaching. His preaching took him to Phrygia, where he suffered martyrdom.  – St. James the Less – the brother of Saint Jude and a cousin of Jesus. While serving as Jerusalem’s first Bishop, he was arrested by the Jews and killed. Symbol: fuller’s club, after being cast from the Temple roof Saint James was beaten to death with such a club.

 Finding of the Holy Cross (Hist)

5/4 – Feast of the Holy Shroud (Hist) – “I now thank you for the beautiful image of the Holy Shroud. I used to have one, but another priest snatched it; and Jesus, Who is So Good, had another priest send me one. Thank you! I commend myself to your holy prayers…” Letter of Luisa to a Priest – Corato, Oct 14, 1917

5/8 – Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel (Hist) – “Archangel Saint Michael, Defend me from the infernal enemy, who puts so many obstacles in my mind to make me fail this obedience.” – Vol. 1

5/9 – Our Lady of Loreto

5/10 – Mother’s Day – “After this, I continued my Acts in the Redemption, and pausing when my charming Baby Jesus was in Egypt, and my Celestial Mama, while rocking Him in his poor cradle, was occupied with preparing the garment for the Little Baby, placing myself near the Queen Mama, I made my ‘I love You’ flow in the thread that was used for the little garment of Jesus, and I rocked the cradle to make my Celestial Baby sleep, making my lullabies of love for Him, and asking Him for the Divine Fiat.  And while it seemed He was closing His eyes to sleep, to my surprise I saw Him raise His little head, and looking at Our Divine Mama and myself, He said in a most tender tone:  “My two Mamas – my Mama and the little daughter of my WillMy Divine Will Unites them together for Me and makes them both be My Mama.”  – V24 – 9.2.28

St. Cataldo, Patron of Corato – “In the presence of the Most Holy Trinity, of the Queen Mother Mary Most Holy, of my guardian Angel and of the whole Celestial Court, and in order to obey my confessor, I promise that if the Lord, by His infinite mercy, should give me the grace of letting me die, when I find myself together with my Celestial Spouse, I will pray and plead for the triumph of the Church and the confusion and conversion of Her enemies; that the Catholic party may triumph in our town, and that the church of St. Cataldo may be reopened for service;” – V6 – 2.21.04

5/13 – Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Trad) – “Now, when I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament, I Looked for this creature, and My Queen Mama Offered Herself to Receive this Act of Mine and the Deposit of this Great Gift, saying to Me: ‘My Son, just as I Offered You My Womb and My Whole Being in Your Conception, to Keep You Safe and Defended, I Now Offer You My Maternal Heart in Order to Receive this Great Deposit, and I Line Up, Around Your Sacramental Life, My Affections, My Heartbeats, My Love, My Thoughts – All of Myself, to Keep You Defended, Surrounded by Cortège, Loved, Protected. I Myself Take on the Commitment to Repay You for the Great Gift You are Giving. Trust Your Mama, and I will Take care of the Defense of Your Sacramental Life. And since You Yourself have Constituted Me Queen of All Creation, I have the Right to Line Up Around You All the Light of the sun as Homage and Adoration, the stars, the heavens, the sea, all the inhabitants of the air – I Place Everything Around You, to Give You Love and Glory.’ Now, Ensuring a Place for Myself in which to Put this Great Deposit of My Sacramental Life, and Trusting My Mama, who had Given Me All the Proofs of Her Faithfulness, I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament. She was the Only Worthy creature who could Keep, Defend and Protect My Act. See, then, when creatures receive Me, I Descend into them Together with the Acts of My Inseparable Mama; and Only because of this can I Perpetuate My Sacramental Life.” – V21 – 4.16.27

5/16 – Anniversary of Canonization St. Annibale Maria di Francia (2004)Luisa: “I was feeling very afflicted, not only because of the privations of my Sweet Jesus, but also because I had received the unexpected news of the death of Reverend Father di Francia. He was the only one left to me, to whom I could open my poor soul. How well he could understand me – it was to a Saint that I would entrust myself, who had very much comprehended all the Value of what Jesus had Told me about the Divine Will. He had so much interest in it that, with insistence, he had taken all the writings with himself in order to publish them.” –  V22 – 6.1.27


– Confiscation of Luisa’s Volumes, taken to Vatican (1938) – Luisa: Dearest one in the Lord, nothing new happened here, as far as what you say about Rome. On the contrary, there has been a terrible storm against the books and against me. However, I think it was caused by some priests and religious from Corato. May the Lord Bless and Forgive all. It must be a diabolical rage, since, in just hearing the Name of Will of God, he is consumed and becomes furious. So, let us pray. I thank you; do whatever you can do, and whatever the Lord Wants.” Letter of Luisa No. 99 to Federico Abresch June 23, 1941

5/23 – Our Lady Queen of the Apostles (Trad) – “But as the term of the forty days expired, Beloved Jesus Instructed the Apostles, and leaving His Mama as their Guide and Teacher, He Promised us the Descent of the Holy Spirit.” – Day 29 – Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

– Pope Pius X grants extension for Sacrifice of the Mass in Luisa’s room (1905 – following Leo XIII)- Luisa: “Now, I let you know that I receive Holy Communion every day, and Holy Mass once a week, while before, even when I left of the convent, It was celebrated every day. Since, six months after the prohibition of the books, our Bishop died, the fathers who caused the books to be prohibited could also obtain from the Holy Office, after the death of the Bishop, the prohibition of Holy Mass. But the Divine Will, in which I find everything, even the Holy Mass – no one can take It away from me.…if you could interest yourself in letting me have back the Holy Mass, how grateful I would be! I had it for forty years, and without knowing the reasons, they took it away from me. Fiat, Fiat!” – Letter of Luisa No. 87 – April 10, 1940

Today begins Novena to St. Annibale di Francia for Vocations to the Priesthood –


5/25 – Memorial Day – Padre Pio’s Birthday

– Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Rome

5/31 – PENTECOST – “‘Spirit Sanctifier, hurry, I implore You, I beg You, let everyone know Your Will, so that, in knowing It, they may love It and welcome Your Prime Act of their Complete Sanctification – which is Your Holy Will!’ My daughter, We – the Three Divine Persons – are Inseparable and Distinct, and in this Way do We want to Manifest to the human generations Our Works for them: while Remaining United Within Ourselves, Each One of Us wants to Manifest Individually His Love and His Work for the creatures.”-V17-5.27.25

– Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (New)

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Trad) – “The Queen Mother standing at the king’s right hand, arrayed in gold.”Psalm 45:9 –

Our Lady of America Appears to Sister Mary Ephrem as ‘Queen of Heaven’ (1957)“May 31, 1957, Feast of the Queenship of Mary: “The Heavenly Queen was dressed in a very long Veil, Mantle and Robe. The latter was gathered at the waist by a wide sash, the ends hanging down towards the right side. The bright blue of Her Garments made it look as though She were Clothed with the sky itself. A small Gold Crown encircled Her head. A large Gold Star held the Mantle in place. Scattered, rather far apart over the Mantle and Dress, also the Veil, were tiny Gold Stars. On Her feet Our Lady wore Gold Sandals. Etched around the whole Figure were Rays of Brilliant Streaks of Light. Within this Light and surrounding Her was a rosary. The small beads were white, the large ones, gold. The Cross of the rosary, which was also of gold, hung suspended over Her head. At Our Lady’s left stood St. Michael, holding a golden globe, and on her right, St. Gabriel, holding a gold scepter. Both Angels were Robed in Cloth of Gold. Our Lady held in both hands a Gold Casket which seem to be Overflowing with Sparkling Gems of every sort. Her whole Bearing was Most Queenly and Regal. Yet Her Smile was that of a Loving Queen-Mother, Most Eager and Anxious to Bestow Her Treasures upon Her children. Then, She spoke: “I am the Queen of Heaven. These Jewels are the Graces with which I Adorn My subjects. My Son Wills that all Grace should come through Me as through a Living Channel. Come to Me, loyal subjects, loving children, that I may clothe you with the Graces which will enable you to appear more fittingly before My King-Son. Come and receive the Gems of Eternal Life.” “My sweet child, I am indeed a Queen. I can obtain all things for My subjects, as My Intercession is All-Powerful with God. If only they had more confidence in My Power and in the Great Desire I have to Help them.” – Our Lady of America booklet –





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