Divine will

 Introduction to Divine Will

This “Little Catechism on the Divine Volition”

is an aid for those who wish to know the spiritual message

of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta,

“the Little Daughter of the Divine Will” in her life and in her writings,

their basic formation in the Faith and as a guide in their lives.

“Pro manuscripto privato”

Fr. Pablo Martín Sanguiao

Civitavecchia, March 25 2015,

Solemnity of the Annunciation 

and of the Feast of the Divine “Fiat” of Jesus and Mary .THE FIRST QUESTIONS



What great love the Father has given us, to be called children of God; and 

that’s what we truly are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did 

not know Him. Beloved, we are already God's children, but what we will 

become has not yet been revealed. However, we know that when He will 

manifest Himself, we shall be similar onto Him, since we will see Him as He is”. 

(1 Jn 3,1-3).


He was announcing that the Divine Volition had yet to be revealed as Jesus’ 

interior life, and that living within the Divine Will will become our way of life, 

following the example and spiritual guide of the Servant of God Luisa 

Piccarreta, through whom the Lord has desired to manifest it in our own time.


It is having as one’s own life the very Will of God, as we learn from the 

writings of Luisa Piccarreta. This is the life lived by Our Lord Jesus and by 

Mary, His and our Mother.


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The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta,

“the little Daughter of the Divine Will”,

is the creature chosen by Jesus to initiate

the fulfillment of His idyllic, of His eternal 

decree, and to make known to the Church 

and throughout the world, that His Divine 

Will would be in us the same as it is in 

God. We will enjoy His life, His happiness 

and the Source of all His works.

Luisa was born in Corato (Bari, Italy) on the 23rd of April, 1865, where she 

lived her entire life, and where she died on March 4th, 1947. To this day people 

remember her as “Luisa, the Saint”. The cause for her beatification was 

opened in 1994. Many have been the witnesses to her cause, amongst which 

are priests, bishops, one cardinal and even one canonized Saint, St. Hannibal 

Maria Di Francia, who frequented her for 17 years. She was always subject to 

the authority of various confessors, holy priests charged by the Church’s 

authority for her guidance. However, the principal witness to this cause is Luisa 

herself, who through her writings narrates her life and her mission.


Luisa was not an educated person, she had completed only the first, and 

perhaps, the second grade of grammar school. Yet, in obedience to her ...confessors, she wrote 36 long volumes, in a diary format. These volumes, as 

Jesus Himself says, were written by Him first, with His own finger of light, at the 

bottom of His own soul and then transcribed by Luisa onto paper. 

These marvelous writings are entitled by Jesus Himself “The Kingdom of 

my Divine Volition within the creature – Book of Heaven – The recall of 

the creature within the order, at its place and within the reason for which 

the creature was created by God.”

St. Hannibal, as a censor in charge of the writings of Luisa, was the first to 

examine them (he examined the first 19 volumes) and granted them the "Nihil

obstat", to which then the Archbishop immediately gave his "imprimatur". 

Luisa also wrote "The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ",

the “Pio Pilgrimage of the Soul in the Divine Will” and "The Virgin Mary in 

the Kingdom of the Divine Will". 

Furthermore, in order to complete the first volume, she wrote a notebook on 

“Memories of childhood”. She also left many prayers, novenas and even 

many letters.



Luisa can say Jesus’ words: «My doctrine is not mine, it belongs to the 

one who sent me forth. Those who wish to do His will, will get to know if 

this doctrine is from God or if I am speaking on my own» (Jn. 7,16-17). 

Also these other words that Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman: «If you were 

to know the gift of God and who is the One telling you ‘Give me some water to 

drink’, you would have asked Him to give you water to drink and He would have 

given you living waters». (Jn 4,10).

And what is God’s Gift? It certainly is not a simple gift, nor a virtue or a 

charisma, and not even a spiritual thing; it is instead, the very, omnipotent, 

eternal, most holy Divine Will. To observe the commandments, to do all that 

God wants us to do, to accept with serenity whatever God permits or disposes 

are all things necessary to our salvation, but it is too little to satisfy His love.

A popular chant says: “God became like us so that He could make us like 

Himself”. God desires us to become like Him, in His own image. God desires 

us to live in perfect union with Him, He desires us to be able to say the very 

same words that Jesus said to Him, our Father: “All that is yours, is mine; 

and all that is mine is yours” (Jn. 17,10). God wants us to love, and to love 

Him with His own love, so that our reciprocal love will not be unjust. He knows 

that our heart, our will, is not capable to love in a divine way, a way worthy of 

God, this is why He is now offering to us the gift of His own Heart, of His 

adorable Will, the Heart of the Three Divine Persons, so that we may live 

with God, live His life, participate in His works, and love as the Divine Persons 


The Lord is telling us: “It is too little that you would be my servant, I wish to 

make you light of nations” (Is. 49,6).


This is the beginning of our topics about the Divine Will in the Lord Jesus Christ, and we will later write some words that we discuss together about the Book of the Divine Will and what we must live with, with all the special messages in it for the children of God so that they can live in complete surrender to the will of God in our lives.