The Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father is now available for the first time on audiobook. You can hear some of it here:
The Mystical Body of Christ – the Church
A lot of questions, contentions and assertions, often contradictory, have arisen lately about the matter of who is, or is not, part of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ. Some have been correct. However, by far, the larger part of the contentions and assertions have all been either just partially correct or flat-out wrong. Some have been fueled by inadequate knowledge; others have been fueled by partisan denominational agendas. Misunderstandings and misrepresentations abound. Let us look, therefore, at who and what constitutes the Church.
The Church is made up of three parts: the (1) Church Triumphant, which consists of all those persons who are now in Heaven, enjoying the Divine Family in a direct manner. The (2) Church Suffering, which consists of all those souls who are still being purified in Purgatory, but who have now attained the assurance of reaching Heaven once their purification has ended. And (3) the Church Militant, the visible Church that consists of all those people on earth who are part of the Body of Christ.
How does one become part of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church?
Entrance into the Body of Christ is through baptism of which there are three kinds: (1) the baptism of water, (2) the baptism of blood, and (3) the baptism of desire. Any person who receives any one of the above kinds of baptism is Christian, hence part of the Mystical Body of Christ (Paul VI, 1964. Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church). This is the official teaching of the universal Church, the fullness of which resides in the Catholic Church. (more…)
The question was asked, “What is the will of God for mankind?” The answer is, that each and every individual on the face of this earth returns to live in the Divine Heart of God the Father – that Heart from which, with such love, the individual was created in the first instance. The Almighty Father was all His children to return to Him. Only when that occurs will the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary be complete.
Below are the 28 references that exist in Sacred Scripture in relation to the Heart of God the Father. The references given are as found in the Douay-Rheims translation of the Latin Vulgate (The Holy Bible, 1899/2009), the Septuagint (Brenton, 2010), and the Masoretic text (Yahwist source; Tanakh, 1917/2012).
Download the PDF here: The Father’s Heart in Scripture
Picture of the diptych icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father visiting and being venerated in the humble abode of a Latino family in the United States of America. Also present are a relic of the True Cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the apostles.
Dio non vuole la nostra condanna, ma la nostra salvezza. Dio non vuole la condanna di nessuno, qualcuno potrà dirmi che la condanna di Pilato potrebbe essere giusta, o anche di Giuda, ma invece no! Il Dio della Misericordia vuole salvare tutti, il problema è chi vuole farsi davvero entrare Dio nel cuore . . . Ecco cosa il Signore dice attraverso il profeta Ezechiele: “Forse che io ho piacere della morte del malvagio […] o non piuttosto che desista dalla sua condotta e viva?” Questo piace a Dio. Questo è il cuore di Dio, un cuore di Padre che ama e vuole che i suoi figli vivano nel bene e nella giustizia, e perciò vivano in pienezza e siano felici. Un cuore di Padre che va al di là del nostro piccolo concetto di giustizia, per aprirci agli orizzonti sconfinati della sua misericordia – Papa Francesco, Udienza Generale del 2/3/2016.
“God does not want our condemnation, but our salvation. God does not want the condemnation of anyone. Someone could tell me that the condemnation of Pilate could be considered just, or even that of Judas, but no! The God of Mercy wants to save us all, the problem is who really wants to allow God to enter into his heart . . . Here is what the Lord says through the prophet Ezekiel: “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked […] or rather that he desists from his evil ways and live?” This is what is pleasing to God. This is the heart of God, the heart of a Father who loves and wants that His children live in goodness and justice, thus live in fullness and become happy. The heart of a Father who goes beyond our narrow concept of justice, to open up for us the boundless horizons of His mercy” – Pope Francis, General Audience on 2/3/2016 in Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City.
The question was asked, “What is the Divine Will of God?” The brief answer is very simple: that we return to live habitually in the Divine Heart of God our Father.
More on the Divine Will of the Almighty Father can be found here.
The question was asked, “What happens after you say the Consecration Prayer?” The answer is simple. If you said the Consecration Prayer with genuineness and true intent of heart and mind, it means that now you belong to God our Father through your own free will choice. You have returned to Him. You are His as His child, now taken to His bosom, and He will not allow anyone to snatch you away from Him as long as you yourself desire it, for He will never override your will. It also means that you will receive His Fatherly Seal (Rv 3:10-12) – more graces to not lose your immortal soul for eternity in what is coming. It does not mean that you will not suffer in what is to come.
The question was asked, “How many times can you say the Consecration Prayer?” The answer is simple: as many times as you wish. However, once is enough. God our Father has made things very easy for those who desire to belong to Him or to return to Him. It is not a matter of how many times the prayer is said, but whether it is said with genuineness and sincerity of heart in relation to intention.
Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated by a priest into Latin, the official language of the Western Rite of the Catholic Church. The Latin translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in Latin.
Cor Divinum Dei Patris Cingens Corda Omnium Hominum – Caritas Infinita
Consacratio Cordi Divino Patris
Pater Caelestis, Fons Vitae, Caritatis, Beatitudinis aeternae, donum vitae ipsae pretiosum nobis tribuisti. Pater Caelestis, noli nos permittere, quaesumus, hunc donum praesumere. Ad sanctitatem nos etiam vocasti. Per Jesum, cum Jesu, et in Jesu Christo, vivere in Divina Familia Tua nos vocasti. In Beneficentia Tua, quaesumus, ut concedas nobis omnes gratias necessarias vivere secundum Divinum Voluntatem Tuam, et Tibi offere unisquibusque momentis plenitudinem gratitudinis nostrae, et cultus, et supplicationis. Tibi consecramus nosmetipsos, quasi liberos prodigos redirendos Patri qui nos diliget. Nos accipe. Anulo regalo digitum nostrum circumda. Et veste purpurata nos tege. Et ad festivitatem, dapem, paratam omnibus liberis fidelibus nos praepara. Amen.
The need is here for individuals – on their own, and in their families and communities – and for the whole world to re-consecrate itself to God our Father, so that evil, which is becoming increasingly manifest each day, will be vanquished and peace can come on earth. Two thousand and fifteen years after Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the one and only Father, came into the world, the latter has become pagan once again. The world, in fact, is in an even worse situation than it was originally, because denial and ignorance of the good cannot be claimed any longer.
We are human beings. Yet, we were made by spirits, for spirits, so that They could live in us, in each one of us, in the heart of our souls. But there are two types of spirits: the good spirits and the evil spirits, something many still confuse in this day and age by thinking all spirits are the same or are all benevolent and desire our good. Not so.
The good spirits are God the Father, God the Son – Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit – the Most Holy Trinity. The Father and the Spirit never became incarnate; They remained spirits. And even though Christ became incarnate and took on the flesh of man, He too is in His own right and in one of His natures a Spirit. They dearly wish to come and live in us, bringing joy, love, happiness and peace with Them. But unlike the evil spirits who have respect for no one and hatred for everyone, They will not override our will and shall not come to live in us and with us uninvited. We have to invite Them – something that is only just, considering the endless times They have invited us to live in Them and with Them, and we have turned a deaf ear to Their pleas.
Shall we, therefore, return to goodness, to love, to peace, to joy, to reason, to sanity by returning to God through re-consecration to Him? It is insufficient at this point in time to do anything less, because many if not most of us have become desecrated through our own will, by our sins of commission and omission. And God will not live where the darkness of sin resides. He simply cannot do so as He is pure, immaculate. Moreover, it is His express desire that all become consecrated or re-consecrated to Him at this point in history.
We need to be made pure anew and the easiest way of attaining this purity is through re-consecration to Him, as did the Maccabees in their own time (2 Mac 2:1-12). Shall we, therefore, become re-purified individually, as a people, as a nation, as an entire world of nations through His Holy Spirit, so that He can accept our “yes” and let flow all the graces needed from His Divine Heart, in order for evil to be quenched and peace be granted to the whole world? Or do you desire to keep on doing nothing about it, shirking all personal and societal responsibility, and see the world become purified through multiple nuclear holocausts, water, fire, and blood; some of which have already started to happen around the globe?
Every individual, every family, every community, every society, every nation is going to be purified. The only issue left for us to determine at this point in time is how this purification is going to happen. What would you like it to be? How would you like it to take place? The choice is in your hands and God awaits your answer. Decide.
Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated into the Italian language. The Italian translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in Italian.
Il Divino Cuore di Dio Padre che racchiude in sé tutti i cuori – Amore Infinito
Padre Celeste, fonte di vita, amore e felicità eterna. Tu ci hai elargito il dono prezioso della vita stessa. Ti supplichiamo, Padre Celeste, di non consentirci di prendere questo dono per scontato. Più di ogni altra cosa, Tu ci hai chiamati alla santità. Tu ci hai chiamati a partecipare alla vita della Tua Famiglia Divina per, con e in Gesù Cristo. Ti chiediamo di concedere a noi, nella Tua beneficenza, tutte le grazie necessarie per vivere in comunione con la Tua Volontà Divina e di offrirTi, in ogni momento, la pienezza della nostra gratitudine, il nostro culto, il nostro ringraziamento e la nostra supplica. Formalmente ci consacriamo a Te come figli prodighi che ritorniamo al Padre che ci ama. Accoglici, metti un diadema reale sul nostro dito. Vestici con abiti regali color porpora e preparaci per la festa, il banchetto, che Tu hai preparato per tutti i Tuoi figli fedeli. Amen.