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 - )


John 13:16-20

16 Very truly, I tell you, servants[a] are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who ate my bread[b] has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he.[c] 20 Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives 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. 

ORIGEN. Or thus: I speak not of you all, does not refer to, Happy are you if you do them. For of Judas, or any other person, it may be said, Happy is he if he do them. The words refer to the sentence above, The servant is not greater than his lord, neither He that is sent greater than He that sent Him. For Judas, being a servant of sin, was not a servant of the Divine Word; nor an Apostle, when the devil had entered into him. Our Lord knew those who were His, and did not know who were not His, and therefore says, not, I know all present, but, I know whom I have chosen, i.e. I know My Elect.

CHRYS. Then, that He might not sadden them all, He c adds, But that the Scripture must be fulfilled, He that eats bread with Me, has lifted up his heel against Me: strewing that He knew who the traitor was, an intimation that would surely have checked him, if anything would. He does not say, shall betray Me, but, shall lift up his heel against Me, alluding to his deceit and secret plotting.

AUG. Shall lift up his heel against Me, i.e. shall tread upon Me. The traitor Judas is meant.

CHRYS. He that eats bread with Me; i.e. who was fed by Me, who partook of My table. So that if injured ever by our servants or inferiors, we need not be offended. Judas had received infinite benefits, and yet thus requited his Benefactor.

AUG. They then who were chosen ate the Lord; he ate the bread of the Lord, to injure the Lord; they ate life, he damnation; for he that eats unworthily, eats damnation to himself (1Co 11,27).

Now I tell you before it come, that when it is come, you may believe that I am He, i.e. of whom that Scripture foretold.

ORIGEN. That you may believe, is not said, as if the Apostles did not believe already, but is equivalent to saying, Do as you believe, and persevere in your belief, seeking for no occasion of falling away. For besides the evidences the disciples had already seen, they had now that of the fulfillment of prophecy.

CHRYS. As the disciples were about to go forth and to suffer many things, He consoles them by promising His own assistance and that of others; His own, when He says, Happy are you if you do them; that of others, in what follows, Verily, verily, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send, receives Me; and he that receives Me receives Him that sent Me.

ORIGEN. For he that receives him whom Jesus sends, receives Jesus who is represented by him; and he that receives Jesus, receives the Father. Therefore he that receives whom Jesus sends, receives the Father that sent. The words may have this meaning too: He that receives whom I send, had attained unto receiving Me: he who receives Me not by means of any Apostle, but by My own entrance into his soul, receives the Father; so that not only I abide in him, but the Father also. 


Vol. 16, February 5, 1924

“My daughter, tell Me, why are you so melancholic? See, I come from the midst of creatures with tears in my eyes, my Heart pierced, betrayed by many, and so I said to Myself: ‘Let Me go to my daughter, to my little newborn of my Will, that she may dry my tears. With her acts that she has done in my Will, she will give Me the love and everything that the others do not give Me; I will rest in her, and I will cheer her with my presence.’ And you, instead, let yourself be found as so melancholic, that I have to put my pains aside in order to relieve yours. Don’t you know that cheerfulness for the soul is like fragrance for flowers, like condiment for foods, like the skin tone for people, like maturation for fruits, like the sun for plants? So, with this melancholy, you have not let Me found a fragrance that may cheer Me, nor a tasty food, nor a mature fruit; rather, you are all faded as to move Me to pity. Poor daughter, courage, cling to Me, do not fear.” I clung to Him; I would have wanted to burst into tears, I felt my voice being suffocated, but I plucked up strength, I repressed my tears, and I said to Him: ‘Jesus, my Love, my pains are nothing compared to yours. So, let us think about your pains if You don’t want to add more bitternesses to mine. Let me dry your tears, and let me share in the pains of your Heart.’ So He shared His pains with me, and while letting me see the grave evils present in the world, and those which will come, He disappeared from me.

36 Volumes Book of Heaven
Luisa Piccarreta
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John 14:1-14

Jesus the Way to the Father
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe[a] in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.”[c] 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you know me, you will know[d] my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. 12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If in my name you ask me[e] for anything, I will do it.



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. 

HILARY. A declaration so new startled Philip. Our Lord is seen to be man. He confesses Himself to be the Son of God, declares that, if He were known, the Father would be known, that, if He is seen, the Father is seen. The familiarity of the Apostle therefore breaks forth into questioning our Lord, Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us. He did not deny He could be seen, but wished to be shown him; nor did he wish to see with his bodily eyes, but that He whom he had seen might be made manifest to his understanding. He had seen the Son in the form of man, but how through that form He saw the Father, he did not know. This he wants to be strewn him, strewn to his understanding, not set before his eyes; and then he will be satisfied: And it suffices us. AUG. For to that joy of beholding His face, nothing can be added. Philip understood this, and said, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us. But he did not yet understand that he could in the same way have said, Lord, show us Yourself, and it suffices us. But our Lord’s answer enlightens him, Jesus said to him, Have I been so long with you, and yet have you not known Me, Philip? AUG. But how is this, when our Lord said that they knew where He was going, and the way, because they knew Him? The question is easily settled by supposing that some of them knew, and others not; among the latter, Philip. HILARY. He reproves the ignorance of Philip in this respect. For whereas his actions had been strictly divine, such as walking on the water, commanding the winds, remitting sins, raising the dead, He complained that in His assumed humanity, the Divine nature was not discerned. Accordingly to Philip’s request, to be strewn the Father, Our Lord answers, He that has seen Me, has seen the Father. AUG. When two persons are very like each, we say, If you have seen the one, you have seen. n the other. So here, He that has seen Me, has seen the Father; not that He is troth the Father, and the Son, but that the Son is an absolute likeness of the Father. HILARY. He does not mean the sight of the bodily eye: for His fleshly part, born of the Virgin, does not avail towards contemplating the form and image of God in Him; but the Son of God being known with the understanding, it follows that the Father is known also, forasmuch as He is the image of God, not differing from but expressing His Author. For our Lord’s expressions do not spear; of one person solitary and without relationship, but teach us His birth. The Father also excludes the supposition of a single solitary person, and leaves us no other doctrine but that the Father is seen in the Son, by the incommunicable likeness of birth. AUG. But is he to be reproved, who, when he has seen the likeness, wishes to see the man of whom he is the likeness? No, our Lord rebuked the question, only with reference to the mind of the asker. Philip asked, as if the Father were better than the Son; and so showed that He did not know the Son. Which opinion our Lord corrects: Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? as if He said, If it is a great wish with you to see the Father, at any rate believe what you do not see. HILARY. For what excuse was there for ignorance of the Father, or what necessity to show Him, when the Father was seen in the Son by His essential nature, while by the identity of unity, the Begotten and the Begetter are one: Believe you not that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? AUG. He wished him to live by faith, before he had sight, and therefore says, Believe you not? Spiritual vision is the reward of faith, vouchsafed to minds purified by faith.  

From the writings of Luisa Piccarreta

Vol. 33, December 10, 1933

“My daughter, I also feel the desire to tell you what was the first word pronounced from the lips of the first creature created by Us. You should know that no sooner than Adam felt life, motion, reason, he saw his God before himself and understood that He had formed him, he felt in himself, in all his yet fresh being the impressions, the touch of his created and thankful hands, in an impetus of love he pronounced his first word: ‘I love you my God, my Father, author of this my life’, but it was not only the word, but the breath, the heartbeat, the drops of his blood, that raced in his veins, the motion, all his being, united together they said as in chorus: ‘I love you, I love you, I love you.’ So that the first lesson that he learned from his Creator, the first word that he learned to say, the first thought that had life in his mind, the first beat that formed in his heart, it was I love you, I love you, he felt himself loved, and he loved. I could say that his I love you never ended, it was so long that then it was interrupted when he had the misfortune to fall into sin. Whence our Divinity felt wounded in hearing on the lips of man I love you, I love you, it was the same word that we had created in the organ of his voice, that said to us I love you, it was our love created by us in the creature, that said to us I love you, how not to be wounded? How not to repay him with a larger love, stronger(,) worthy of our magnificence, as we heard said I love you, thus We repeated to them I love you, but in our I love you, we made it flow in all, his being, the working life of our Divine Will. So that we enclosed in man, as within one of our Temples, our Will, so that he was enclosed in the human circle, while he remained in us, so that he might work great things and He might be the thought, the word, the heartbeat, the step and the work of man, our I love you could not give a thing more holy, more beautiful, more powerful, that alone could form the life of the Creator in the creature, than our Will working in Him, and oh how pleasant it proved to us to see that our Will held his post of actress, and the human volition dazzled by his light, enjoyed his Paradise, and giving him full liberty, let him do that which he wanted, giving him supremacy in everything, and the post of honor that is appropriate to a Volition so holy.

36 Volumes Book of Heaven
Luisa Piccarreta
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The Book of Heaven

36 Volumes - Diary of Luisa Piccarreta - servant of God


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
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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.

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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 
L'Associazione Privata di Fedeli “Fiat! Totus Tuus:: link
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