A Round is an act done in the Divine Will. Fused in the Divine Will the soul is constantly attuned and attentive to the love of God within and around her, and continuously returns this love to Him. We do our rounds in the spirit of recognition and gratitude. Rounds are acts of adoration, reparation, praise, thanksgiving, blessing given to God.

What are Rounds?

Rounds fill the voids of unrequited love of humanity towards God.  Scripture and Tradition tell of God creating mankind out of love, and all of Creation as pure gift to man. Salvation history chronicles God’s faithful love throughout the eras of Creation, Redemption and Sanctification. Across the centuries, God’s love has largely gone unrequited by fallen humanity.  One who lives in the Divine Will recognizes the immense wonders of God’s Divine Love, receives, and returns this love to Him through rounds in the Divine Will.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

CCC 1 God infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ (Mark 12:30)

Why do we do Rounds?

A soul living in the Divine Will does rounds to recognize all the acts of God, and to take possession of and enclose within oneself all His works. In profound communion with the Divine Will, one can ask for whatever she wants for God’s Kingdom to reign. Jesus tells Luisa:

“Now, you must know that every time you go around in my Will to put something of your own, it is one more divine right that you acquire to ask for a Kingdom so holy. …all the works of Creation come forward before you, and all those of Redemption line up around you, waiting for you, … and you keep tracing them one by one, to recognize them, embrace them, to place your little ‘I love You’, and your kiss of love to make a purchase of them. In Our Fiat…by right, she can ask for whatever she wants. … Recognizing Our works is not only a right that We give, but possession. Therefore, if you want my Divine Will to reign, always go around in Our Fiat, recognize all Our works, from the smallest to the greatest, place your act in each one of them, and everything will be granted to you.”  (Book of Heaven, Volume 27 – October 30, 1929)

How do we do Rounds?

We start our Rounds by entering the Divine Will through fusion – uniting to Jesus’ Divine Will.  We pray the rounds for all, with all, and in the name of all mankind, from the first to the last soul. The round begins with our recognizing the perfect love of the Holy Trinity in all things around us. We receive this love, thank Them, and return this love to the Triune God with our own “I love You, I adore You, I bless You, I thank You” in the name of all and for all. Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary tell Luisa the value of her rounds of love in the Divine Will:

[Jesus to Luisa] “Now I want to tell you a consoling thing, if the creature enters into created things, recognizes this deposit of love of Ours in every one of them and makes resound her love in Ours, she prepares the table to her Creator.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 34 – June 18, 1937).

[The Blessed Virgin Mary to Luisa] “Now my child, continue to listen to Me. In each one of your acts, may your first duty be to adore your Creator, to know Him and to love Him. This places you in the order of creation and you come to the recognize the One who created you. This is the most holy duty of every creature: to recognize her origin.” (The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day Eleven)

Rounds of Creation

God created the universe for love of man, a purely gratuitous and altruistic act.  He created the world with great order, beauty, wisdom, and diversity.  In everything that God created, he placed a channel of grace and love between God and man.  It is God’s Divine right and man’s obligation to recognize and requite God for all He has done in Creation. Thus one can “fly around the world” to return the “I love yous” of God made manifest in all His works of Creation.

[Jesus to Luisa] “Now, one who has won the Divine Will has won the whole Creation, and even God Himself, therefore, by right of justice, she must possess all that my Will possesses. More so, since the Creation is mute for Its Creator; and I made It mute because the one to whom I was to give It and who was to live in my Will, would, herself, have speech in all created things, so that all things made by Me might be speaking, not mute. So, you will be the voice of the heavens; and echoing from one point to another, it will make your word heard, which, resounding through the whole celestial atmosphere, will say: ‘I love, I glorify, I adore my Creator. (Book of Heaven, Volume 19 – March 14, 1926).

In doing the rounds of Creation, we follow the Father in all His acts of Creation and accompany Him as He continuously creates life.  Jesus tells Luisa that in each created thing God has placed an attribute of Himself, which we recognize and receive in the rounds. Thus we recognize His love in the life-giving heat of the sun, in the cooling winds, in the vivifying fragrance of flowers, in the purifying drops of rain, the immutability of the mountains etc.

‘See, these are your works.  How beautiful this one is – how artistic is this other one!  And in this third one, what great mastery!  And in this fourth one, how much variety of colors!  What enchantment in this other one!’? (Book of Heaven, Volume 17 – June 10, 1924)

As an example of a round in the Divine Will, the soul sees the immensity of the sky as God’s gift of love and responds: “I recognize the sky as an act of love of my Heavenly Father.  Look, it extends in all places such that it finds no place in which to extend its azure drapes more.  I love You, Lord, in the sky because You are more immense and more stable than the sky You created.”

Rounds of Redemption

The acts of Jesus during His Incarnation did not just serve to redeem man.  His hidden life provided each human action, even the most insignificant one, with divine merit and with infinite value.  In the rounds of the Redemption, we follow Jesus and the Blessed Mother in all that They lived and suffered as They completely abandoned Themselves to God’s Divine Will for the salvation of humanity.  Fused in the Divine Will, we unite ourselves to Jesus and Mary in perfect reparation for the offenses committed and continue to be committed against God. Luisa shows us how in the writings:

“I descend down below within that void, in order to requite Jesus for the work of Redemption….I want to give Him my requital of all the acts which all creatures should have done for Him, in awaiting Him and receiving Him upon earth…I say:  ‘I love You in your act of descending from Heaven; I impress my ‘I love You’ in your act of being conceived; ‘I love You’ in the first drop of blood which was formed in your Humanity; ‘I love You’ in the first beat of your Heart, so as to mark all your heartbeats with my ‘I love You’. … ‘I love You’ in the work You did with your hands; ‘I love You’ in all the acts You did during your hidden life.  I seal my ‘I love You’ in each one of your interior acts and in the pains You suffered; I lay my ‘I love You’ on the roads You covered, in the air You breathed, in all the sermons You gave during your public life.  My ‘I love You’ flows in the power of the miracles You performed, in the Sacraments You instituted…Therefore, my ‘I love You’ follows You in all the pains of your Passion, in all the spit, scorns and insults that they gave You.  My ‘I love You’ seals each drop of the blood You shed, each blow You received, each wound that formed in your body, each thorn that pierced your head, the bitter pains of the crucifixion, the words You pronounced on the Cross.  Up to your last breath, I intend to impress my ‘I love You’’ (Book of Heaven, Volume 17 – May 17, 1925)

Rounds of Sanctification

To do the Rounds of Sanctification, the soul living in the Divine Will must love the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, who is Love.  Fused with Jesus, we offer a requital of love to the Holy Spirit as we follow It in all that It has done in the Era of Sanctification: the Immaculate Conception, in the  Incarnation of the Word, in the institution of the Sacraments,  the establishment of the Church, in all the inspirations, graces, blessings, gifts of the Holy Spirit, in the Charisms of the Spirit and its fruits, and in the virtues and holy works of the Saints and holy people throughout all time. Luisa shows us how:

“I was fusing myself in the Holy Divine Volition according to my usual way; and while I was trying, as much as I could, to requite my Jesus with my little love for all that He has done in Redemption, my lovable and sweet Love, Jesus, moving in my interior, told me:  “My daughter, with your flight in my Will, reach all the Sacraments instituted by Me; descend into the depths of them, to give Me your little requital of love.  Oh! how many of my secret tears you will find, how many bitter sighs, how many suffocated moans of the Holy Spirit.  His moaning is continuous, before the many disillusions of Our love.  (Book of Heaven, Volume 18 – November 5, 1925)

As an example of a round of sanctification during the sacrament of baptism, a soul fused with the Divine Will acknowledges with love the working of the Holy Spirit in making holy all those who are to be sanctified, and His sorrow for those who oppose His inspirations. Thus the soul prays “O Spirit Sanctifier, moan no more.  I give love, glory and thanksgiving to the Divine Persons for this newly baptized child who You generously call into Your family.  And I make acts of reparation for the having trivialized the sacrament of Baptism.”

In summary, rounds allow the soul to take possession of God’s divine attributes made manifest in all His works, helping the soul grow in His Divine Life.  Rounds in the Divine Will repair and redo the offenses of creatures against God, impetrate the conversion of sinners, and plead for the coming of God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.