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Monday, May 25, 2015

St Joseph in the Divine Will: A Hebrew Catholic Reflection

 St Joseph the husband of Our Lady

We were reading the 25th day meditation of the "Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will" of Luisa Piccarreta about St Joseph being eclipsed and inundated by the seas of the attributes of Jesus and Mary. 

...Now, you must know that for your Mama, for dear and sweet Jesus, and for Saint Joseph, the little house of Nazareth was a Paradise. Being the Eternal Word, my dear Son possessed the Divine Will within Himself, of His own virtue; immense seas of light, of sanctity, of joys and of infinite beauty resided in that little Humanity. I possessed the Divine Will by grace; and even though I could not embrace immensity, as did beloved Jesus – because He was God and Man, and I was always His finite creature – yet, in spite of this, the Divine Fiat filled Me so much, having formed Its seas of light, of sanctity, of love, of beauties and of happinesses; and the light, the love and everything that a Divine Will can possess, which came out of Us, were so great that Saint Joseph remained eclipsed, inundated, and lived of our reflections.

Dear child, in this house of Nazareth, the Kingdom of the Divine Will was in full force. Every little act of ours – that is, working, starting the fire, preparing the food – were all animated by the Supreme Volition, and were formed on the solidity of the sanctity of pure love. Therefore, from the littlest to the greatest of our acts, immense joys, happinesses and beatitudes were unleashed. And we remained so inundated as to feel ourselves as though under a pouring rain of new joys and indescribable contentments...

I immediately perceived the connection of this eclipsed state of Joseph to the ''darkness over the face of the deep'' in Genesis 1. Jesus is that face and his infinite seas are the deep (the mystery of the Incarnation of the God-man). The darkness who is Joseph in Eternity is the protecting dark cloud hiding the mysteries of the Immaculate Conception and Incarnation from Lucifer and his angels. He also hides in the darkness the synergy of the Spirit of God and Our Lady who is the "face over the waters" (the created seas of the attributes (love etc) which is the Mystery of the Immaculate Conception). 

Joseph living and dwelling in the heart of the House of Nazareth, which is the heart of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, is totally eclipsed or darkened and inundated by these seas so that he can become a pure mirror or reflector of these seas in a hidden manner to Luisa and others. In the same manner in which Our Lady is the Dark Lady (Black Madonna) and the Night (Lilah) in order to perfectly reflect the Divine Light so does the darkened or eclipsed Joseph. Our Lady was always dark and inundated or full of grace whereas Joseph had to be darkened (as he was not immaculately conceived) in order to be inundated or filled.

The Servant of God Luisa Piccarretta

I think many in the Divine Will movement have misinterpreted this as meaning that St Joseph lived in some kind of lesser reflection of the Divine Will rather than in the Kingdom of the Divine Will itself. It actually says that Joseph lived in the reflections of the seas which are the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Joseph lives in this Kingdom in a very deep way as he is totally eclipsed (has become nothing like Our Lady) and totally inundated or filled with God's attributes or reflections (emanations/ sefirot). Of course it is true in one sense that just as the seas of Jesus are greater than Our Lady's so Our Lady's seas are greater than St Joseph's as his are greater than Luisa's seas. 

Luisa's Book of Heaven Volume 29 states: 

...After this I continued my acts in the Divine Fiat, and my poor mind stopped in the little house of Nazareth, where the Queen of Heaven, the celestial King Jesus and Saint Joseph were in possession of and lived in the Kingdom of the  Divine Will. So that this kingdom is not estranged to the earth: the house of Nazareth, the family that lived in it belonged to this kingdom and they held it in full vigor... (May 31, 1931)

If Luisa states in clear and concise language that St Joseph was possessed of and lived in Divine Will in the Holy House of Nazareth on earth then that is good enough for me. Those who say otherwise may be sincere but they are on the wrong path in this regard no matter their academic qualifications or  how long they have been studying the writings. No one, including Luisa, can receive a grace that gives them access to a greater sanctity than Jesus, Mary or Joseph. Luisa can only attain such a sanctity as the grace of living in Divine Will on earth through her union with, in and through Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The Kingdom of the Divine Will is the Holy House of Nazareth in which Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived in Divine Will on earth (this was heaven or paradise on earth restored). Luisa and all those who follow her in receiving the grace of living in Divine Will can only enter the Kingdom of the Divine Will through entering in a spiritual and mystical manner the Holy House of Nazareth. Luisa also confirms the role of Joseph in her childhood Memories notebook. Jesus told her:

“My daughter, your life must be hidden with Us in the House of Nazareth. If you work, if you pray, if you eat, if you walk, you must give one hand to Me, the other to our Mother; and look at St Joseph to see if your acts are like Ours. 

Then you will be able to say, ‘I make a model of what Jesus, my heavenly Mother and St Joseph do. Then, I copy it.’ I want to repeat My hidden Life in you according to the model you have made. In you I want to find the works of my Mother and St Joseph, as well as My own works...

...My daughter, take heart, don’t be discouraged. If you don’t know how to do something, ask Me to teach you and I’ll do it right away. I’ll speak to you of Our actions, Our intentions, and Our constant Love. I’ll show you how I, like sea, and they, like two rivers, overflowed into each other; that We didn’t have much time to talk, since Love absorbed us so much. See how far behind Us you are? You must work hard to catch up to Us. I don’t want you behind, but with Us; so be silent and pay attention for I do not want you to be behind Us but in Our midst.”


Frank Rega said...

But I recall that many times Luisa is said by the Lord to be the first person other than Jesus and Mary to live in the Divine Will.

Catholic Jew said...

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph are called the Order of the Hypostatic Union. No one can receive a grace or status higher than them including Luisa. Luisa is the first person born from among the fallen who lived in Divine Will. Joseph through his marriage to Mary is one moral entity with her and his role is to be hidden and eclipsed in his wife until the time when the Father chooses to reveal his glories in the last days. While Luisa clearly states that Joseph did live in Divine Will in the Holy House of Nazareth -it was not her mission to reveal the secrets and glories of Joseph.