The Study Group
St. Hannibal di Francia




Fr. Dr. Joseph Iannuzzi Ph.D

Graduate pontifical University Gregoriana/Rome

Fr. Dr. Joeseph Iannuzzi


- First Chrstians

- Adams knowledge

- Souls in purgatory offer sufferings

- Chastisements and distractions

- Mass and Divine Will,

- Purgatory and Divine Will,

- Gift of the Divine Will on loan,

- Receiving the Gift, Vol 12, Vol 19,

- Vol 30. Dec 26, 1931 etc

- Jesus experiencing what we experience?

- Disturbances and the Divine Will.

- Privation and desolation are the same?

- The Pope and the Divine Will

- Reading all the volumes?

- Growing in the Divine Will on earth and in heaven

- Being restless

- Helping souls in the purgatory

- Come back to the Divine Will after mortal sin

- Gods presence and multilocation

- Using past suffering and apply it souls in purgatory

- Priests who oppose the Divine Will

- Felix culpa?! vol 14. Feb 6. 1922

- Would Christ have come without original sin

- first sects in Christianity, ex. Gnostics

- Proper Catholic Perspectives ( Die Lehren von Luisa Piccarreta aus katholischer Perspektive - )


Luke 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.[a] The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.[b] 24 He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 27 He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30 He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”  



Catena Aurea - St. Thomas Aquinas. A continuous commentary on the four Gospels, consisting exclusively of the passages of the ecclesiastical writers and Fathers of the Church. 

CHRYSOSTOM. (Conc. 3. de Lazaro.) He says, Thou receivedst good things in thy life, (as if thy due;) as though he said, If thou hast done any good thing for which a reward might be due, thou hast received all things in that world, living luxuriously, abounding in riches, enjoying the pleasure of prosperous undertakings; but he if he committed any evil has received all, afflicted with poverty, hunger, and the depths of wretchedness. And each of you came hither naked; Lazarus indeed of sin, wherefore he receives his consolation; thou of righteousness, wherefore thou endurest thy inconsolable punishment; and hence it follows, But now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
GREGORY. (in Hom. 40.) Whatsoever then ye have well in this world, when ye recollect to have done any thing good, be very fearful about it, lest the prosperity granted you be your recompense for the same good. And when ye behold poor men doing any thing blameably, fear not, seeing that perhaps those whom the remains of the slightest iniquity defiles, the fire of honesty cleanses.
CHRYSOSTOM. (Conc. 3. de Lazaro.) But you will say, Is there no one who shall enjoy pardon, both here and there? This is indeed a hard thing, and among those which are impossible. For should poverty press not, ambition urges; if sickness provoke not, anger inflames; if temptations assail not, corrupt thoughts often overwhelm. It is no slight toil to bridle anger, to cheek unlawful desires, to subdue the swellings of vain-glory, to quell pride or haughtiness, to lead a severe life. He that doeth not these things, can not be saved.
GREGORY. (ubi sup.) It may also be answered, that evil men receive in this life good things, because they place their whole joy in transitory happiness, but the righteous may indeed have good things here, yet not receive them for reward, because while they seek better things, that is, eternal, in their judgment whatever good things are present seem by no means good.
CHRYSOSTOM. (in Conc. de Laz.) But after the mercy of God, we must seek in our own endeavours for hope of salvation, not in numbering fathers, or relations, or friends. For brother does not deliver brother; and therefore it is added, And beside all this between us and yon there is a great gulf fixed.
THEOPHYLACT. The great gulf signifies the distance of the righteous from sinners. For as their affections were different, so also their abiding places do not slightly differ.
CHRYSOSTOM. The gulf is said to be fixed, because it cannot be loosened, moved, or shaken.
AMBROSE. Between the rich and the poor then there is a great gulf, because after death rewards cannot be changed. Hence it follows, So that they who would pass from hence to you cannot, nor come thence to us.
CHRYSOSTOM. As if he says, We can see, we cannot pass; and we see what we have escaped, you what you have lost; our joys enhance your torments, your torments our joys.
GREGORY. (ubi sup.) For as the wicked desire to pass over to the elect, that is, to depart from the pangs of their sufferings, so to the afflicted and tormented would the just pass in their mind by compassion, and wish to set them free. But the souls of the just, although in the goodness of their nature they feel compassion, after being united to the righteousness of their Author, are constrained by such great uprightness as not to be moved with compassion towards the reprobate. Neither then do the unrighteous pass over to the lot of the blessed, because they are bound in everlasting condemnation, nor can the righteous pass to the reprobate, because being now made upright by the righteousness of judgment, they in no way pity them from any compassion. 

From the writings of Luisa Piccarreta

Vol. 20, September 20, 1926
“My daughter, these dislocated members which give Me so much pain are all the souls who do not do my Will. By coming upon earth, I constituted Myself head of the human family, and they are my members. But these members were formed, joined, bound, by means of the vital humors of my Will. As It flows in them, they are placed in communication with my body, and they are strengthened, each one at its place. My Will, like compassionate doctor, not only makes Its vital and divine humors flow in order to form the necessary circulation between head and members, but It forms Its perfect bandaging in order to keep the members bound and firm under their head. Now, since my Will is missing in them, that which gives the heat, the blood, the strength and the command from the head in order to render the members operative, is missing; that which does the bandaging if they are dislocated, is missing – everything is missing. It can be said that all communications between the members and the head are broken, and they remain in my body to give Me pain. It is my Will alone that places the Creator and the creature, the Redeemer and the redeemed ones, the Sanctifier and the sanctified ones, in accord and in communication. Without It, it is as if Creation and Redemption were nothing for them, because that which makes flow the life and the goods that they contain, is missing. The very Sacraments will serve them as condemnation, because since my Will is missing in them, that which breaks the veil of the Sacraments so as to give them the fruit and the life they contain, is missing. Therefore, my Will is everything; without It, Our most beautiful works, Our greatest prodigies, remain extraneous to the poor creatures, because It alone is the depository of all Our works, and therefore only through It can these be given birth for creatures. Oh! if all knew what it means to do or not to do my Will, they would all place themselves in accord with It in order to receive all possible and imaginable goods, and the transmission of the very Divine Life.”
Then, after this, I was doing my usual acts in the Supreme Will, and since the day was almost dawning, I was saying: ‘My Jesus, my Love, the day is now beginning, and in your Will I want to go around through all creatures, so that, in rising from their sleep, they may all rise in your Will, to give You the adoration of all intelligences, the love of all hearts, the rising of all their works and of all their beings into the light which this day will make shine over all generations.’ While I was saying this and other things, my sweet Jesus moved in my interior, and told me: “My daughter, in my Will there are neither days nor nights, nor dawns nor sunsets, but one is Its day - always in the fullness of Its light. And one who lives in It can say: ‘There are no nights for me, but it is always daylight; therefore, one is my day.’ And as she operates in order to do my Will and to carry out her life in It, she forms as many more lights, most refulgent, within the day of her life, which render more glorious and more beautiful the day of my Will in which they live. Do you know for whom day and night, dawn and sunset, are formed? For one who now does my Will, now her own. If she does Mine, she forms the day; if she does her own, she forms the night. One who lives fully in It forms the fullness of the day. One who does not live fully in It, but does my Will only with strain, forms the dawn. One who laments about what It disposes and wants to withdraw, forms the sunset. And for one who does not do my Will at all, it is always perennial nighttime – the beginning of that eternal night of hell which will never end.”


Luke 17:11-19, Part I
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus[a] was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’[c] feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”


Catena Aurea - St. Thomas Aquinas. A continuous commentary on the four Gospels, consisting exclusively of the passages of the ecclesiastical writers and Fathers of the Church. 

AMBROSE; After speaking the foregoing parable, our Lord censures the ungrateful;
TITUS BOST. saying, And it came to pass, showing that the Samaritans were indeed well disposed towards the mercies above mentioned, but the Jews not so. For there was enmity between the Jews and the Samaritans, and He to allay this, passed into the midst of both nations, that he might cement both into one new man (Ep 2,14).
CYRIL; The Savior next manifests His glory by drawing over Israel to the faith. As it follows, And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, men who were banished from the towns and cities, and counted unclean, according to the rites of the Mosaic law.
TITUS BOST. They associated together from the sympathy they felt as partakers of the same calamity, and were waiting till Jesus passed, anxiously looking out to see Him approach. As it is said, Which stood afar off, for the Jewish law esteems leprosy unclean, whereas the law of the Gospel calls unclean not the outward, but the inward leprosy.
THEOPHYL. They therefore stand afar off as if ashamed of the uncleanness which was impaled to them, thinking that Christ would loathe them as others did. Thus they stood afar off, but were made nigh to Him by their prayers. For the Lord is nigh to all them that call upon him in truth (Ps 145,18). Therefore it follows, And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy upon us.
TITUS BOST. They pronounce the name of Jesus, and gain to themselves the reality. For Jesus is by interpretation Savior. They say, Have mercy upon us, because they were sensible of His power, and sought neither for gold and silver, but that their bodies might put on again a healthful appearance.
THEOPHYL. They do not merely supplicate or entreat Him as if He were a man, but they call Him Master or Lord, as if almost they looked upon Him as God. But He bids them show themselves to the priests, as it follows, And when he saw them, he said, Go, show yourselves to the priests. For they were examined whether they were cleansed from their leprosy or not.
CYRIL; The law also ordered, that those who were cleansed from leprosy should offer sacrifice for the sake of their purification.
THEOPHYL. Therefore in bidding them go to the priests he meant nothing more than that they were just about to be healed; and so it follows, And it came to pass that as they went they were healed.
CYRIL; Whereby the Jewish priests who were jealous of His glory might know that it was by Christ granting them health that they were suddenly and miraculously healed. 


 Vol. 35, December 21, 1937

You must know that in the Creation it took nothing other than our omnipotent breath to infuse life into man. But how many prodigies in that breath! We created the soul, providing it with the three powers - true image of our Adorable Trinity. With the soul, he had the heartbeat, the breathing, the circulation of the blood, the motion, the warmth, the speech, the sight.... What did it take to make all these prodigies in man? The simplest of our acts, armed with our Power - our breath - and the running of our Love which, unable to contain It any longer, ran..., ran toward him, even to the point of making of him the greatest prodigy of the entire Work of Creation. Now, my daughter, since man did not live in our Divine Will, his three powers have been obscured, and our adorable Image remained deformed in him, in such a way that he has lost the first heartbeat of God’s Love within his heartbeat, and the divine breathing within his human breathing. Or better, he hasn’t really lost it - he just does not feel it. He doesn’t feel the circulation of the Divine Life; the motion of good; the heat of the Supreme Love; the word of God in his own; the sight to be able to look at his Creator.... All has remained obscured, weakened - maybe even deformed.
What does it take to restore this man? We will return again to breathe on him with stronger and growing love. We will breathe in the depth of his soul; we will blow more strongly into the center of his rebellious will - but so strongly as to shake the evils by which he is trapped. His passions will remain floored and terrified before the Power of our breath. They will feel burning by our divine fire. The human will, will feel the palpitating Life of its Creator, and it will hide Him - like a veil, so that man will return to be the Bearer of his Creator. Oh, how happy he will feel! We will restore him and heal him with our breath. We will be like a most tender mother who has a crippled child, and by breathing, whispering and blowing, she pours herself on her child; only then she will stop blowing on him - when she will have healed him and made him beautiful, like she wanted him to be. The power of Our breath will not leave him. We will stop breathing on him only when We see him coming back into our paternal arms. We want him beautiful, like Us. Only then will we feel that our child has recognized our paternal goodness, and how much we love him.
See then, what it takes to make our Will come and reign upon earth: the power of our omnipotent breath. With It We will renew our Life within him. All the truths I manifested to you - the great prodigies of living in my Will - will be the most beautiful and the greatest properties which I will give to him as a gift. This too is a certain sign that Its Reign will come upon earth, because if I speak - first, I make facts; and then I speak. My word is the confirmation of this gift - of the prodigies I want to do. Why would I expose my divine properties, and make them known, if Its Kingdom didn’t have to come upon earth?”

The Hours of the Passion

St. Hannibal of Francia, Luisa’s extraordinary confessor affirms that her method is a “totally new approach,” and she was the first to introduce this way of contemplating the Lord’s passion

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آلام المسيح - The Hours of the Passion in Arabic

St. Hannibal of Francia, Luisa’s extraordinary confessor affirms that her method is a “totally new approach,” and she was the first to introduce this way of contemplating the Lord’s passion

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The Virgin Mary
in the Kingdom
of the Divine Will

In the late 1920s the Virgin Mary appeared frequently Luisa in her little bed and revealed to her the events in her life, - from her Immaculate Conception, up to her physical assumption into heaven. The 36 lessons of the Queen of heaven are given to lead the soul into living continuously in the Divine Will.   Imprimatur

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Spiritual Exercises

on the Divine Will for priests
and deacons
with Fr. Pio Ciampi

Book, Softcover - 106 Pages

Catholic Community Fiat, Totus Tuus
In these spiritual exercises the purpose and meaning of the writings of Luisa Piccarreta are disclosed on the basis of Church teaching, including the testimony of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the writings of Saints of the Church, and clarifications by Father Pio M. Ciampi. Luisa's writings describe in an extensive catechesis nothing less than the fulfillment of the Lord's Prayer in our day.

Translation with kind permission of
Fr. Pio Ciampi

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Learn to live in the Divine Will
Radio Maria weekly

This program invites you to explore the outpouring of the gifts of the holy spirit that today more and more people are experiencing. We will explore these spirit’s gifts through spiritual discernment. This discernment is grounded in sacred scripture and the magisterium, and is articulated in the writings of the church’s mystics, in particular those of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.

The Gift of Living in the Divine Will

Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi OSJ presents the content of his Church approved work and more

The Hours of the Passion Audio


Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part I

Study groups

For study material we recommend Questions and answers by
Fr. Dr. Joseph Iannuzzi Ph.D: link
and his church approved
dissertation: link
and prayer group guidelines: link

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About us: Study group St. Hannibal di Francia

As a study group of lay faithful in connection with priests who are spreading the knowledge of the Gift of the Divine Will in Europe and in the world  we are organising retreats, compiling information, and forming studygroups. We are based in Europe/Germany and Austria and we have an international outreach.

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The information is grounded on academic research and encounters at retreats.

We are in communion with the catholic church and it's teachings.

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Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part I-II

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part II-I

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part II-II

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part III-I

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part III-II

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part IV

Appropriating the 
Divine Will - Part V


Living in the Divine Will, Fr. Dr. Joseph Iannuzzi Ph.D: link
Pius association  Luisa Piccarrreta, Corato, Italy: link
Benedictine monks of the Divinw Will: link
Benedictine daughters of the Divine Will: link 
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