The Study Group
St. Hannibal di Francia




Fr. Dr. Joseph Iannuzzi Ph.D

Graduate pontifical University Gregoriana/Rome

The Study Group
St. Hannibal di Francia



Fr. Dr. Joseph Iannuzzi Ph.D

Graduate pontifical University Gregoriana/Rome

- First Christians

- 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 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 - )


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John 5:17-30

17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is still working, and I also am working.” 18 For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the sabbath, but was also calling God his own Father, thereby making himself equal to God.
The Authority of the Son
19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father[a] does, the Son does likewise. 20 The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you will be astonished. 21 Indeed, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. 22 The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; 27 and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and will come out—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Witnesses to Jesus
30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.



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. 

 AUGUSTINE. (Tr. xxi. s. 5, 6) Having said that the Father would shew the Son greater works than these, He proceeds to describe these greater works: For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom He will. These are plainly greater works, for it is more of a miracle that a dead man should rise again, than that a sick man should recover. We must not understand from the words, that some are raised by the Father, others by the Son; but that the Son raises to life the same whom the Father raiseth. And to guard against any one saying, The Father raises the dead by the Son, the former by His own power, the latter, like an instrument, by another power, He asserts distinctly the power of the Son: The Son quickeneth whom he will. Observe here not only the power of the Son, but also His will. Father and Son have the same power and will. The Father willeth nothing distinct from the Son; but both have the same will, even as they have the same substance.
HILARY. (de Trin. vii. c. 19) For to will is the free power of a nature, which by the act of choice, resteth in the blessedness of perfect excellence.
AUGUSTINE. (Tr. xxi. s. 11.) But who are these dead, whom the Father and Son raise to life? He alludes to the general resurrection which is to be; not to the resurrection of those few, who were raised to life, that the rest might believe; as Lazarus, who rose again, to die afterwards. Having said then, For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, to prevent our taking the words to refer to the dead whom He raised up for the sake of the miracle, and not to the resurrection to life eternal, He adds, For the Father judgeth no man; thus shewing that He spoke of that resurrection of the dead which would take place at the judgment. (Tr. xxiii. s. 13).


Vol. 29, February 13, 1931

Each time We manifest a truth We resume the work of Creation. So, all that was said in the Old Testament were resumptions of the work; my coming upon earth was nothing other than resuming the work for love of creatures; my doctrine, the many truths uttered by my mouth, pointed out in clear notes my intense work for the creatures. And just as in Creation Our Divine Being rested, so with my death and resurrection I wanted to rest, also to give the time to make the fruit of my work bear fruit in the midst of creatures. But this was always rest, not the completion of the work; Our work until the end of the centuries will always be alternation of work and rest, of rest and work. See, then, good daughter, what a long work I had to do with you by manifesting to you so many truths on my Divine Will. And since the thing that most interests Our Supreme Being is to make It known, I held nothing back for a work so long, though I have often taken small breaks of rest in order to give you the time to receive my work, and to prepare you for other surprises of the work of my creative word. Therefore, be attentive to preserve and not to lose anything of the work of my word, which contains an infinite value that is enough to save and sanctify an entire world.”

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John 5:31-47

Testimonies About Jesus

31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
33 “You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39 You study[a] the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God[b]?
45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”


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. 

ALCUIN. How faulty then is the boasting temper, and that eagerness for human praise, which likes to be thought to have what it has not, and would fain be thought to have all that it has, by its own strength. Men of such temper cannot believe; for in their hearts, they are bent solely on gaining praise, and setting themselves up above others.
BEDE. The best way of guarding against this sin, is to bring to our consciences the remembrance, that we are dust, and should ascribe all the good that we have not to ourselves, but to God. And we should endeavour always to be such, as we wish to appear to others. Then, as they might ask, Wilt thou accuse us then to the Father? He anticipates this question: Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father.
CHRYSOSTOM. (Hom. xli. 2) For I am not come to condemn, but to save. There is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom you trust. As He had said of the Scriptures above: In them ye think ye have eternal life. So now of Moses He says, In whom ye trust, always answering them out of their authorities. But they will say, How will he accuse us? What hast Thou to do with Moses, Thou who hast broken the sabbath? So He adds: For had ye believed Moses, ye would perhaps have believed Me, for he wrote of me, This is connected with what was said before. For where evidence that He came from God had been forced upon them by His words, by the voice of John, and the testimony of the Father, it was certain that Moses would condemn them; (alluding to Deut. 13:1.) for he had said, If any one shall come, doing miracles, leading men to God, and foretelling the future with certainty, you must obey him. Christ did all this, and they did not obey Him.
ALCUIN. Perhaps, He says, in accommodation to our way of speaking, not because there is really any doubting in God. Moses prophesied of Christ, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up from among your brethren like unto me: Him shall ye hear. (Deut. 18:18)
AUGUSTINE. (cont. Faust. l. xvi. c. 9) But, in fact, the whole that Moses wrote, was written of Christ, i. e. it has reference to Him principally; whether it point to Him by figurative actions, or expression; or set forth His grace and glory.
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words.
THEOPHYLACT. As if He said, He has even written, and has left his books among you, as a constant memento to you, lest you forget His words. And since you believe not his writings, how can ye believe My unwritten words?
ALCUIN. From this we may infer too, that he who knows the commandments against stealing, and other crimes, and neglects them, will never fulfil the more perfect and refined precepts of the Gospel.
CHRYSOSTOM. (Hom. xli. 2) Indeed had they attended to His words, they ought and would have tried to learn from Him, what the things were which Moses had written of Him. But they are silent. For it is the nature of wickedness to defy persuasion. Do what you will, it retains its venom to the last. 

From the writings of Luisa Piccarreta

Vol. 13, November 22, 1921

“My daughter, the pain that most pierced Me in my Passion was the affectation of the Pharisees. They feigned justice, and they were the most unjust. They feigned sanctity, regularity, order, and they were the most perverted, outside of any rule, and in full disorder. And while they pretended to honor God, they were honoring themselves, their self-interest, their own comfort. Therefore, light could not enter into them, because their affected manners were closing the doors to it, and pretense was the key which, with double locks, closing them to death, obstinately blocked even a few glimmers of light. So much so, that Pilate, idolatrous, found more light than the very Pharisees, because everything he did and said started not from pretense, but, at most, from fear; and I feel more drawn toward the most perverted sinner, not false, than to those who are good but false. Oh! how disgusted I am by one who in appearance does good, pretends to be good, prays, but inside nurses evil, self-interest; and while the lips are praying, his heart is far away from Me; and in the very act of doing good he is thinking of how to satisfy his brutal passions. Moreover, a man who is false in the good which he apparently does and says, is incapable of giving light to others, since he has shut the doors to it. So they act like incarnate devils, who many times attract men under the appearance of good; and these, in seeing this good, let themselves be drawn in; but right in the middle of the way, they make them fall into graver sins. Oh! how much safer are the temptations under appearance of sin, than those under appearance of good. In the same way, it is safer to deal with perverted people than with good people, but false. How much poison do they not hide? How many souls do they not poison? If it wasn’t for pretenses, and if all let themselves be known for what they are, the root of evil would be removed from the face of the earth, and all would remain free of illusion.”

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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


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


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


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.

Phone: 0049-3212-1275585

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

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

All donations are used for the spreading of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.

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Phone: 0049-3212-1275585

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 
L'Associazione Privata di Fedeli “Fiat! Totus Tuus:: link
 Studiengruppe Hl. Hannibal di Francia


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