Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, O.C.D. has this to say about the will and love:
“There is a sensible love and there is a love of the will. Sensible love consists in a feeling that draws us affectionately toward someone and makes us experience pleasure in that person’s company or in the remembrance of the same. Love of the will consists in wishing a person well, by free choice and determination of our will. When afterwards this love takes full possession of the soul, then it wants to belong to the person loved and deliberately to consecrate its entire life to that person.”
Which is true love?
He continues, “Love of the will, because the will is what is most personal in us. Our liberty resides in the will, and it is precisely with this That we give ourselves to God. For this reason He asks of man exactly the ‘gift of his will.’ It is in this full consecration to God that the total giving of self on the part of a human being consists.” (P.5 from Little Catechism of the Life of Prayer)
As we continue to call on the Divine Will to move in us, to act in us, we can see how it begins and ends in love, true love. The masters of prayer, Carmelites and others, knew this life of prayer was about a radical love; a magnanimity of the soul that wants God above all else.
If we are having difficulty in whatever stage of living in the Divine Will, let us ask Him to give us generous hearts!
Sharing a link from a post on YouTube: A prayerful Rosary with pictures, video, music, and meditations on each Hail Mary taken from The Book of Heaven or The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom. Audio: Mark Mallet’s beautiful Rosary “Through Her Eyes- A Journey to Jesus”.
We at the Divine Will of the Mystical Rose Cenacle just discovered this wonderful book called Be Faithful and Attentive – A Handbook for Living in the Divine Will by Robert T. Hart. It is in it’s third edition currently as of 2019.
If you are interested in purchasing the book, please contact the Luisa Piccarretta Center for the Divine Will at 423.566.5178. Their mailing address is: PO Box 415 Jacksboro, TN 37757.
The cost is $29.95 plus shipping (approximately $3)
To read a little more about the book, you can click on the link HERE and be taken to a website which has provided the author’s introduction to the book for anyone to read and use for their own personal use or in a discussion group. It will give you a good idea of what the book is about.
Thanks to a few generous, talented and technically skilled folks, we already have videos of this past weekend’s Conference available online!
Please click on the link below to view all the talks by Fr. Kasel and Daniel O’Connor. You may also choose to subscribe to the You Tube Channel to stay up to date on any additional links we share.
We’re looking forward to seeing those of you who are coming to the Conference this weekend, and are praying for each one of you… for safe travels, good health, and a blessed time together.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
We’re ready for you! God bless!
THIS Sunday, the eighth day in the Octave of Easter, is Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a day that Jesus promised to pour out immeasurable graces to the degree that, for some, it is “the last hope of salvation.” Still, many Catholics have no idea what this feast is or never hear about it from the pulpit. As you’ll see, this is no ordinary day…
According to Saint Faustina’s diary, Jesus said of Divine Mercy Sunday:
I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity… tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St. Faustina, n. 965
Read More HERE
With such positive feedback and response to the upcoming Conference on May 10-11, we are extending the $40 ticket price to continue to make it affordable for even more people to attend! If you have been thinking of coming, or if you have already registered and know of someone who would like to come, now is the time to register!
Click on the link below to download a pdf registration form to print and mail in with your payment to reserve your spot. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us via our website or get in touch with Monica.