- She had frequent, familiar visits from our Lord, who appeared to her as either Christ Crucified or as the Sacred Heart. He encouraged her faith and shared with her the secrets of his heart, and her journal of their communications gives clear insight as to the high level of union she had with Jesus, her Divine Spouse.
- She was sometimes physically harassed by the devil, which was part of the sufferings Jesus once foretold to her, and allowed, for her personal sanctification … and also “for sinners to convert, infidels to return to my Church.”
- She was visited by the Holy Souls of Purgatory, who asked her prayers and sacrifices to help relieve their sufferings.
- She was stigmatized with the wounds of Christ, the sufferings of which once caused her to exclaim, “Oh God, what pain!” The wounds were initially invisible but they later opened and bled in her hands, chest, and forehead during the Lenten Season.
One of her confessors – an Archbishop named, Giovanni Cadolini – was so impressed with Maria Luisa’s conduct, he planned to take her away to Ferrara to have her assist him in founding an entirely new congregation of contemplative nuns. It was a plan the Abbess was reluctant to do, but ready to comply with, if commanded, but she much preferred to remain hidden in Trevi.