If you have been following my blog for the past year or more, you might wonder, why is she forever inspired by this or that to the max? Blame it onto the Amma Colonies in Iowa. You see, this blogger is related to the early immigrants who established their religious community in Iowa on many beautiful acres of rich, black soil. They were named The Inspirationalists. Their land was, and still is, between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. My ancestor was a cook in their communal kitchen. So, I have a habit of being inspired. It comes naturally. My ancestors on my mother’s side of the family came from Germany seeking religious freedom They believed that they could hear and speak directly to God, without an intercessor.
So, what, may you ask, has inspired this great-great-great granddaughter this time? It is none other than a fabulous book entitled, “The Crown of Sanctity – On the Revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta – Two Thousand Years Later, The Greatest Prayer Will Not Go Unanswered” by Daniel O’Conner. It is a big book, over 561 LARGE, (11×8 1/2 inches) pages of print. I was determined to NOT write this blog until I had finished every page, but alas, I cannot wait. I am on page 481 and cannot let another day go by without spreading the word!
Before reading “The Crown of Sanctity”, I read Daniel’s little book, only 108 pages, entitled “The Crown of History – The Glorious Era of Universal Peace”. Before that, I “met” Daniel at a podcast with Mark Mallett on their website, Countdown to the Kingdom. I was very drawn to this very humble college professor as he comes from Upstate New York, where I studied annually with my former spiritual teacher and from where I found my husband! So there!
It is really hard to know where to begin as this subject is so vast and huge, yet so very clear and simple to understand. Daniel very heroically squeezed in the gist of the message that Luisa recorded in 36 volumes!!!!
Oh yes, I had heard of The Divine Will probably over twenty years ago. A young Italian woman in “my” Our Lady’s Prayer Group was translating one of the volumes into English, with the help of my shiatsu-Carmelite -fellow Iowa friend. She gave me two of the volumes, which I read, and then went on to other things. (I had a lot to learn and study being a late-comer to the faith.) Then, via an interview on MaryTV.tv of an Irish visionary, and subsequently watching a retreat in the Philippines on line of Father Joseph Iannuzzo, who published his Doctoral Dissertation on the subject. I bought his book and read the lion’s share of it. Unlike Daniel’s book, that took me by hand and walked me through the why, the wherefore, and all extenuating circumstances regarding the teachings of Living in the Divine Will as handed down to Luisa from the mouth of Our Lord and His Mother, Fr. Joseph’s book was straight forward teachings given to Luisa and further doctoral appropriate facts.
It was interesting to learn while reading near the end of Daniel’s larger book, that Luisa shared the same spiritual director, Fr. Hannibal, as the visionary at La Sallette, whom I first heard about forty-four years ago, way before I was ever Catholic, at a Sufi retreat in the high Alps in Chamonix, France. So, too, while visiting the open tomb of St. Padre Pio more recently, the young Italian translator told me that Padre Pio referred one of his conferees to Luisa.
So, even though I was asked some years ago to lead a Divine Will prayer group while attending a Carmelite retreat in Northern California, which I did not accept, I knew a former o.c.d.s. member that joined one in San Francisco, along with one of my best friends, who joined a Divine Will prayer group in Texas, I have yet to find a nearby guide nor group to join.
After nearly completing this heavy book, with which Mark Mallett and Daniel O’Connor joke that it would cause a concussion if it fell off your bookshelf onto your head, I will try to express in a few words why it is extremely important to put down your smart phone and order a copy of The Crown of Sanctity and to READ IT a.s.a.p.
Yes, this is the over simplified explanation of the gist of the book. Each of us, Protestant, as I was for all of my early life, Orthodox, and Catholic, pray the Our Father faithfully at every mass, Divine Liturgy, Sunday service, and at all individual and group prayer meetings without fail. Within the prayer Jesus has taught us, we say, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We say it, we pray it, but do we really ever ponder it? The whole point of Daniel’s book and the essence of the teachings given to Luisa is that this is really going to happen!!! Yes, God’s will, will indeed, be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Daniel carefully explains when this will happen, not giving it a date, of course, but a sequence of events. As Jesus told St. Faustina, this is the time of mercy. It will be followed by My time of justice. So, according to what Jesus told the two sisters in Ireland that have been visionaries since their youth, the time of His justice would appear to be now, as he spoke to them on March 15, 2020, the day of the lock down of all of Ireland due to the C. virus. Jesus had given the two sisters a warning some years ago, asking for special prayer meetings each week when the first seal, (referred to in the Book of Revelations), had been opened. (I met one of the two sisters in Medjugorje years ago and read their newsletter faithfully!
So the period of mercy comes before the period of justice. (There is still time to run to confession; all praise to the Lord!) The period of justice will include chastisements. Other events are predicted such as the Illumination of Conscience and Three Days of Darkness. But that is not the end of the story. If you have read the Bible or listened carefully, you would, of course know, that her Immaculate Heart will triumph. At such time will come the Era of Peace. It is not the second coming of Christ in the flesh. It is, however, a time on earth when His will will be done. Peace will reign, even in the animal kingdom.
This is a simplified, shortened brief of the times to come. Professor Daniel is a fabulous teacher and guides you through the whole shabang, with quotes from the Holy Fathers, visionaries, saints, Popes, etc., etc. He makes it easy to read and understand. He will walk you through this incredible story in the making.
I want to make you accountable. I want you to hand out the modest sum to purchase this book that was published on March 4, 2019. Know what to look forward to; know what to pray for; know God’s will, that will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Daniel explains it all. You can trust him.
Blessings, and enjoy the book. Please, so help me God, read it, share it with your friends and family, and pray, pray, pray.