By: Hugh Owen Invited by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Luisa Piccarreta offered herself to the Lord as a victim of love and reparation when she was 17 years old. From this point on, she was slightly more than 64 years in bed, without being sick, and was nourished almost exclusively on the Eucharist. By obedience to her confessor, on February 28, 1899, she began to write her spiritual diary and finished on December 28, 1938. Her education consisted of only first grade studies. She had an extraordinary confessor and censor of her writings, the now canonized St. Hannibal Di Francia. With many photographs, and extracts from her writings, and information about the cause for her beatification.