Letter of the Archbishop of Trani, 26 April 2015

The following communication of April 2015 from Archbishop Giovan Battista Picherri, Archbishop of Trani - Barletta- Bisceglie, represents the most recent statement available on the Cause's information website. The Archbishop of Trani is responsible to the Holy See for the postulation of the Cause of Luisa Piccarreta. For the latest guidance on the manner of promoting the Cause of Luisa, please refer to the Archbishop's letter of November 2012.

Source: Official Website of the Cause of Beatification



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Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri
ARCHBISHOP of TRANI - BARLETTA – BISCEGLIE
TITULAR OF NAZARETH

Prot. 128/15/C2

Letter at the conclusion of the IV International Conference on the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

Dear confreres in the Episcopate,
dear Priests, dear brothers and sisters,

I greet you in the light and joy of the Risen Lord!

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, I called the IV International conference entitled "Church in the Divine Will". It took place from 23 to 26 April 2015 at Corato (Bari) with about 650 participants from Italy and Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Canada, United States (California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin), Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Australia. In the variety of cultures and of languages, we could make an intense experience of the Church’s mystery of missionary communion!

I welcomed with joy the commitment which the participants at the Convention solemnly declared, desiring to be more faithful to the charism of "living in the Divine Will" on the example of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, "in the Church, for the Church and with the whole Church," and to intensify the divine communion of the "groups of the Divine Will" among themselves, with their own Bishops, with the local Church and with the parishes where
they find to operate.

I wish to communicate that the Cause of Beatification proceeds positively with the commitment, already made, on the part of the Archdiocese, to elaborate the critical edition of the writings of the Servant of God. I have recommended to all to deepen the life and doctrine of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta in the light of Sacred Scripture, of the Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church under the guidance and in obedience to their Bishops and Priests and with fervent and responsible participation in the Sacraments.

I address my appeal to the Bishops in whose Dioceses there are present "groups of the divine Will," to welcome, accompany and support these groups, helping them to concretely put into practice the spirituality of the Divine Will.

I hope that the beautiful experience of ecclesial life that the Holy Spirit has made us experience in these days may continue making the "family of the Divine always visible in the local Church
Will "spread throughout the world.

Mary, Mother and Queen of the Divine Will, guide us and keep always in her Fiat.

Corato, Church of the Sacred Heart
26 April 2015

+Giovan Battista Pichierri
Archbishop


COMMITMENT

The commitment made by the conference participants after the solemn eucharistic liturgy.

We the participants in the IV International Conference entitled "The Church in the Divine Will" organized by the Archbishop of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie, titular of Nazareth Mons, Giovan Battista Pichierri on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, from 23 to 26 April 2015 at Corato (Bari), in which participated about 650 from Italy and Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Germania, Poland, Canada, United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Nigeria, the Philippines, Korea, Australia, in the variety of cultures and languages, we have been able to make an intense experience of the Church, a mystery of missionary communion!

At the end of this conference, with the help of the grave of Holy Communion which we received in this solemn Eucharistic celebration

WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO

            be more faithful to the charism of “living in the Divine Will" following the example of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta "in the Church, for the Church and with the whole Church";

            to intensify the communion of groups with their own Bishops, with the local Church and with the parishes in which they operate;

            to participate with renewed moral impetus in the evangelizing work of the Church by cultivating bonds of friendship and collaboration with the other ecclesial components of their dioceses;

to adhere willingly to the initiatives that the universal Church and the particular Churches put in place to reach the "existential peripheries" giving testimony with the works of the Divine Mercy that we experience in our life;

            to strengthen the bonds of unity between the various groups to make visible the "family of the Divine Will" spread throughout the world in the extraordinary variety of experiences, procuring to give witness of life, in their families, in the parish groups and communities, of the Precious gift of "Living in the Divine Will";

            to persevere in spiritual formation with the deepening of the life and doctrine of the
Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta in the light of Sacred Scripture, of the Tradition and of the Magisterium of the Church under the guidance and obedience to their Bishops and Priests with fervent and responsible participation in the Sacraments;

            to invoke incessantly with prayer and actions in the Divine Will the definitive advent of the Kingdom of God on earth as Jesus taught us to ask in the "Our Father".

            In all of this we invoke the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of the Divine Will, because, with the example of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, she guides us and always keeps us in her Fiat. Amen.