the Postulation for the Cause
Piccarreta was born in Corato, province of Bari,
Italy on April 23, 1865.
She was baptized in the Mother Church and
there received the first Sacraments in 1874.
When she was 11 she became a “Daughter of
Mary” and as a teenager a third-order Dominican.
She received only a first grade education,
and was called to serve our Lord as a victim soul at
the tender age of 16.
February 2, 1899, she was given the obedience by her
spiritual director to begin a diary of her spiritual
experiences, which she continued until 1938:
36 notebooks which detail her intimate
rapport with heaven.
In 1926 she wrote her autobiography under obedience
to her extraordinary spiritual director and Censor
of her Writings, Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia.
Her bed was her cell, her room her chapel,
and her bed her Cross.
The word which gave her life was God’s own
creative Word: Fiat!…
she spoke, it was only briefly, but very wisely; the
example and counsel she gave was always
invisibly the wounds of our Lord in her own
crucified body made her a rare victim of
intercession for mankind for more than 60 years, and
any physical illness.
Her nourishment for the most part of her life
consisted of God’s Most Holy Will and the
Precursor of the Sanctifying Third Fiat, chosen by
God for the holy mission of proclaiming God’s
Will now done on earth as it is in heaven”, was
called into the fullness of that Kingdom on March 4,
November 20, 1994 in the Mother Church of Corato,
Mons. Carmelo Cassati, Archbishop of
Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie, having received the “non obstare” from the Holy See, blessed the opening of
the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the
Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, secular third order
the Archbishop himself as president of the
Ecclesiastical Tribunal, joined by enthusiastic
faithful from southern Italy and from around the
world, Luisa began her triumphal journey toward the
Honors of the Altar.
has received particular graces attributed to the
intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta
is requested to wrote to:
for the Cause of Beatification Luisa Piccarreta
70059 Trani (BA) Italy