Letter from St. Hannibal Di Francia
to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta
Messina, February 23, 1927
Dearest one in Jesus Christ, our Highest Good - blessed daughter,
…. Also the Press of the girls’ Mother House here in Messina is printing a little work about the Divine Will, which I believe will be of great effect, and very pleasing to our Lord. It is a spiritual universal Pious Union, called ‘Children of the Divine Will’.
It will be instituted in a very simple way. There will be neither registers, nor regulations, nor reunions, nor payments, nor obligations of conscience. With the help of the Lord we will print thousands of Cards on which there will be the recitation of the little chaplet of the Divine Will, formed of an ejaculatory prayer taken from the Our Father, in two parts:
Fiat, Domine, Voluntas tua,
Sicut in Coelo et in Terra. Amen.
It is preceded by the recitation of the Pater, Ave and Gloria. After 10 repetitions, by oneself or in company, there is the Glory Be, and so on for 5 decades; and then, for as many as one wants. In the Card there will be many other little things, specifically about the Kingdom of the Divine Will and the Children of It. The 5 decades end in this way:
Lord Jesus, we praise You, we love You, we bless You and we thank You,
God with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
in your Holy and Eternal Divine Will. Amen.
I will present this Pious Union, with ecclesiastical approval, to the Sacred Congregation for the Indulgences in Rome, and I hope it will be enriched with holy Indulgences. It will serve to spread the publications and the knowledge of the Revelations about the Divine Will throughout the world.