To 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
[Unofficial translation by EWTN]