Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.
We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.
December 11, 2000
A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul
Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.
Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.
Messenger: Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!
Messenger: Please pray for the healing of Father Carter through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater.
Messenger: My dear brothers,
Today, December 11, 2000, our founder, Fr. Carter is very ill. He will move to a new location in Michigan this week. I beg you to pray for him.
Included at the request of Our Lord is the message given last December 12, 2000, also included is the talk of Fr. Carter given February 13, 1997.
December 11, 2000 - Second Message
Mary speaks: Please come on the 17th of December and honor me as your Mother and praise your God, tell your God you are sorry for your sins and the sins of all men.
This date is important to your God.
Your Father wishes you to pray like I have asked on December 17, 2000, and to continue praying at 6:20 on the days before Christmas.
I love you,
Excerpt from December 12, 1999 Daily Message
Messenger: Mary appeared to me last night during the 6:20 p.m. prayers.
Soon after 12:00 a.m. today December 12, 1999, I had the following experience. I was so engulfed with pain and I knew the reality of hell and how many souls, especially young adults, are headed for this destiny. Our Lady and our Lord allowed me to experience enormous suffering in her Heart for the children that could go to hell.
I cannot write. The suffering was so intense, I just had to endure it. I felt the spiritual pain as a mother bringing forth children in excruciating labor. I cried out from the depth of my soul to the Father to please help us reach the souls. The reality of hell and souls being lost was almost more than I could bear.
To express this in words I cannot do. I beg all to help us reach the souls. Hell is real and our children are suffering. Our world is not living by God's rules.
Mary speaks: My children, come to me. Come to my Immaculate Heart. My children, there you will find refuge. I wail aloud, bringing forth my children of light. Oh my children, my children, please hear my call and help me. Please help me reach them!
December 12, 1999 - Second Message
Excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Messenger: I am overwhelmed with emotion, for I cry out from the depth of my soul to You my Father. I wish all who read this to experience the anguish in my soul. I wish you to plead, literally plead at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with me. My soul is in anguishing pain helping to spiritually bring forth the children of this earth into greater spiritual light, for I see the evil, I see the homosexuality, I see the sin, dirty sin on the earth and I see a young mother and old mother with deep concern putting a child out into a very sinful world. The everyday thinking has become tainted. Evil is accepted as ordinary, "You must allow your children at a young age to know evil," they say, "Evil is ordinary, children must know."
The thinking is so wrong. Take a young child with a pure mind you have nurtured and taught and taken to the Eucharist, put him in the schools, and then hear the other ones say, when untruths are taught in the school, "Teach your young the evil so that they can exist in an evil world and adapt."
My God, I cry out, my God, why have You forsaken me? I cry aloud and I pray all day for the world and its evil ways. I beg God at every Mass, I beg Him in my hourly prayer, I beg every moment in my Morning Offering. NOW I BEG YOU for I am one person and you are two and three and four and .... LET US BEG GOD as a BODY TO STAMP OUT THE EVIL IN THE WORLD.
I AM SICK, SICK, THAT WE are told to teach our children sick things so that they can survive in an evil age. How sick is that, yet that is the every day thinking of the world.
Do we care what is being taught? Do we care that our children watch television show after television show that depict evil? Do we stand by and become complacent, shrugging our shoulders and saying, "Oh, the world is this way so we must adapt to it"?
My God, I lay prostrate and I beg You to stamp out the evil in the world. The evil seed the devil has planted has choked out so much good seed and is running wild.
On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I am that soul, so one with the Virgin Mary, pleading for the children of this earth. I wail aloud in anguishing pain. I want our world to be true and right. I want Thy Kingdom to come. I want Thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. I want PEACE in hearts this Christmas. I want people to meditate on the mysteries of the rosary as Our Lady told us over 80 years ago at Fatima we MUST do to have peace.
I feel the identification with Christ in the garden when He cries aloud and sweats Blood. This indeed is the sinful race. We cry aloud in one heart with the New Eve, Our Lady of Guadalupe, bringing forth our children. I scream in anguishing pain. I hear the wailing cries of the Woman.
Will you cry aloud with me to the Father? Will you identify with Christ in the garden and will you take the blinders off of your eyes to see how truly evil our world has become? Do you want your little child with a pure heart and mind to be indoctrinated with the evil ways of the world, where men have taken the freedom God gave to them and used it to indoctrinate the minds of our young with evil?
I WANT what is good and RIGHT. I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH MY CHILDREN BE eaten up by the everyday evil of the world so that in order to survive they think they must become like the evil-doers.
This world is wretchedly confused. The way of God is truth and right. We are here to learn it, to teach it, to live by it, to do God's will on earth as it is in heaven.
There will not be a daily message on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, for They have told me at this early hour of 5:00 a.m. to cry to you in anguishing pain for our Lady and her children of the earth.
I cry to you. We are a nation bringing forth sick children, bred on the sins of the earth, where sin has become accepted and common place, for all men deserve their rights they say.
MEN DO NOT HAVE the right to teach children evil things. God gives us our free will to love and to serve Him.
How do we pray the Our Father, with mumbling lips..."Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven"? or do we say "THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."
From the apparition of our Lady to the children of Fatima July 13, 1917, I present here:
During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:
You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.
The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. 12
To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. if not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....
But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world. 13
12. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., pp.4-5.
13. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.5.
Messenger: I watched her as she appeared over 500 times, Our Lady of Light, wailing and crying every time we would meditate on "The Finding in the Temple" in the rosary. Swords pierced my heart, for she wailed aloud for the children of the earth and begged me, begged me to spread the consecration and the rosary to the youth of America and the world. Now I am in anguishing pain helping to spiritually bring forth the children, Mary's little precious ones, into greater spiritual light. I beg, I plead as I did August 12, 1996. Mary appeared all night on that date and I prostrated myself and begged and begged to the Father to help me.
She appeared for several hours August 13, 1996, in the early morning. It was dark outside both times. I cried aloud in pain as I looked at the Sorrowful Mother all lighted up with a sword in her Heart. Her face was sweet and beautiful and my heart hurt so bad I felt I could not suffer the pain.
I begged and cried to the Father as never before that night. I laid on the floor and I said, "I know this is the truth, I believe, help me, help me, help me."
Soon there would be a major event in the Movement. Our existing president, John W., took office at this time, and a beautiful woman, Mary R., came in to help with the school rosary program. I believed that the Father had answered my anguishing cries to Him that night.
On the Eve of August 13, 1996, before I went to Tom's farm for the rosary, I was in the Sorrowful Mother Chapel at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. The Eucharist was exposed and it was about 5:00 p.m. I arrived to pray and the whole front of the room where Mary had appeared so many times was filled with a celestial aura, golden, as a golden veil, and she was adorned behind this veil. I saw light and beauty and the Consecrated Host in the monstrance before me. She appeared in such beauty and I cried. I cried and did not want to leave to go to the rosary. I experienced the presence of God there, and the beauty was so great I was awestruck and paralyzed, enveloped in ecstasy. I experienced His Presence, and saw the most glorious light.
(End of excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message)
Messenger: Click on December 12, 1998 for the rest of the message.
Second Excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message
Messenger: This actual message received live on August 27, 1996, is recorded on the Mary's Message tape.
On December 12, 1996, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I was told to go to Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. I sat on a folding chair in the back of the chapel where we had one of the last rosaries in that chapel before we were told to go to the Sorrowful Mother Chapel.
Mary and Jesus both spoke to me. They gave me clear directions to make the Mary's Message tape and to put on the label "Jesus and Mary requested that this tape be made and circulated on December 12, 1996, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe." I was told to make the tape, have it checked by the founder and pass the tape out at Tom's farm the next day for the December 13, 1996, gathering. We worked very industriously to do this and the next day we began the December 13, 1996, gathering with Mary's Message tape. (Click on December 13, 1996, rosary page 133-143 this too was recorded live on tape with the founder leading and is available at all three Shepherds of Christ sites. It is interesting to listen and hear what Jesus and Mary said in that rosary a few days before Mary appeared on the building.)
(End of second excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message)
Third Excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message
Messenger: She wishes the Mary's Message to be played and read beneath the cross of her Son.
She wishes us to plead to our heavenly Father for the souls of the earth.
Mary says she is Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas, Our Lady Clothed as the Sun. She has not given a direct message today, for her children have not listened to her. She asks me to ask you if you will help her.
(End of second excerpt from December 12, 1998 Daily Message)
Messenger: We include the contents of the tape I was instructed to make that day. (We include this material that Jesus instructed me to present on the tape in the following transcribed document.)
MARY’S MESSAGE TAPE
Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with Blood, I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son. But my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. Oh, my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary. For I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones, I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see? For you will not listen to me. What can I do? I come, I appear, I beg, I plead, I give you these gifts from my Son and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often any more for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear, I appear, I appear and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children. For I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I can not hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
Song: "Oh Lady of Light, Shining so bright. Be with us this day, Guiding our way. Oh, Lady, oh, Lady of Light"
Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.
Messenger: It is recommended this message from Mary be read before the crucifix. This message was received from Mary in a live rosary August the 27th, 1996 at Tom Arlinghaus’ farm. Mary appeared to me daily from July the 5th of 1994 until September the 5th of 1995. The story of these apparitions are given in a book published by Shepherds of Christ Ministries called Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Mary appeared on the 5th of the month from July the 5th of 1994 until October the 5th of 1996. On that day Mary gave to me the following message: "On this October the 5th, 1996, I beg you, as your heavenly Mother, to not ignore the importance of these rosaries. I have appeared, I have begged, I have warned you. I can not hold back the hand of my Son any longer. His hand is struck with power.
On December the 5th, 1996, Jesus appeared on the crucifix. His mouth and His jaw moved for twenty minutes. It is significant that Jesus appeared on December the 5th, 1996 instead of Mary appearing. Jesus has called His apostles together on the 13th of the month at 12 o’clock. Jesus has given me four very strong messages concerning the gatherings on the 13th. The messages given were on October the 16th, 1996, the feast of St. Margaret Mary, October the 21st, 1996, October the 30th, 1996 and November the 3rd of 1996.
On October the 16th of 1996 Jesus spoke. He said, "This is a crucial rosary on the 13th of each month to help in the completion of the Fatima message. The 13th is a time to draw you together in harmony. These are messages given through Rita for the Shepherds of Christ Movement. These messages are for you. I tell you of the urgency of these messages. The dark times are at hand. The Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a crucial part of the completion of the Fatima message."
On October the 21st, 1996, Jesus gave the following message. Jesus speaks, "I am Who am. I am God. These messages are My messages. I am telling you of the importance of the 13th of the month to this world. The 13th of the month is a major part of the completion of the Fatima message. The 13th is of utmost importance. The tape from October 13th must be circulated on November the 13th. The time is very short and many will not know because of the delays. I beg you to please circulate this letter immediately."
On October the 30th, Jesus gave a very strong message and Jesus said that He has spoken and He will take action.
On November the 3rd, Jesus said that some apostles are being distracted and must commit themselves more fully to their calling in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Jesus said that they must study the messages given in these rosaries and from God’s Blue Book. He said that it is necessary to spend private time with Him each day, preferably before the tabernacle.
Jesus said on First Friday, December the 6th, "I am calling you as a family. You will be joined in one heart, acting as My Heart beating in this world. All the apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement will be joined in one heart."
The core leaders will contact the coordinators, the coordinators will contact the individual apostles, all are apostles with a job directed by Jesus to do. Mary’s peace plan was given at Fatima. We must follow this peace plan. Mary appeared at Fatima. Fatima is accepted by the Church. Mary said at Fatima, "Until a sufficient number of people consecrate their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we won’t have peace in the world."
Do we want peace? We must follow Mary’s peace plan. She has promised the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph. We must do as she said. Mary appeared at Fatima six times from May the 13th of 1917 to October the 13th of 1917. To prove the authenticity of these messages on her last visit, the sun began to spin in the sky and looked as if it would crash to the earth. Men ignored her pleadings and her plan, and there was WWII, as she said would happen if we ignored her. The completion of the Fatima message is at hand. Our Lord has entrusted the peace of the world to her. If we want peace, we must do as she says. This is the good news.
Satan has blocked this message in the Church and the world. We must reach the priests, the children and the family with this message. The founder is reaching the priests in the priestly newsletter which goes to all priests in the United States and many priests around the world. The founder has a doctors degree in theology. He is founder of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. He has written 15 books on spirituality and is presently teaching at Xavier University. He has been a professor there for 31 years.
In the Shepherds of Christ Movement, we have many ministries centered in consecration. Mary has told us at Fatima we must consecrate our hearts to have peace. We have prayer chapters all over the world praying for the renewal of the Church and the world, centered in praying for the priests who have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We are attempting to reach the priests and religious, the school children, the families, the nursing homes and the prisons with this consecration. Do we want peace? This is the good news. Mary, our heavenly Mother, has told us what we must do. In the prayer chapters, we have modern day apostles that are contacting the schools and the churches. If we can get the children to consecrate their hearts daily, we will see great advances toward peace. The apostles of the Shepherds of Christ Movement are reaching the Church and trying to set up prayer chapters in parishes in which people consecrate their hearts and pray the rosary and pray for priests and the world. There is a special prayer manual used with the Imprimatur. The apostles of the Shepherds of Christ Movement are reaching the priests and encouraging them to read the priestly newsletter and to consecrate their hearts.
We also have a separate ministry, the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. In this ministry, people volunteer to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour twice weekly for the following intentions:
- For the spread of the devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary, culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
- For the pope.
- For all bishops of the world.
- For all priests.
- For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
- For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this Movement to the world.
- For all members of the Catholic Church.
- For all members of the human family.
- For all souls in purgatory.
Jesus gave the following message to the founder on July the 31st, 1994, feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus:
My beloved priest companion,
I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ and the Movement, the Shepherds of Christ Associates in a powerful way for the renewal of my Church and the world. I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother’s Heart. I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary’s Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit. It is only in prayer that the Church and the world will be renewed.
We must do as our heavenly Mother has asked us at Fatima or we will not have peace in the world. We have prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests and the renewal of the Church and the world. The Shepherds of Christ Movement is a powerful instrument that our Lord is using to renew the Church and the world. We have prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests. We have the junior prayer chapters. We are circulating consecration cards and rosary meditations in the schools to the children. We are reaching the people in nursing homes and in prisons and setting up prayer groups centered in consecration. People are praying in nursing homes and in prisons for the priests, for the renewal of the world.
In two and one-half years, our ministries have spread throughout the world. We have our own web site on the Internet and we publish many books, audio tapes and videos. Our web site address is http://www.SofC.org. We are spreading the love of Jesus to this earth. His Heart is on fire and wanting to love us. Our world is hungry for His love. We are feeding the world with the messages of His love. Our Church is the greatest. Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. He is alive and with us today. He gives us Himself in the Eucharist. What a gift of love! We receive the Divine Almighty God Who gives Himself to us intimately. Nothing will fill the starved and hurting souls but His love.
We are offending God. We must repent, make reparation and do His will. Mary has told us what to do. A simple act of giving our hearts to Jesus and Mary, professing our great love for Them. This is consecration, giving ourselves to Them. Souls at this very moment are falling into the fiery furnace of hell for all eternity. Please help us. This is the good news. We must do as Mary has said. We must pray for the priests and for the renewal of the Church and the world.
As of now, we have not had a center of our own. On October the 13th, 1996, we gathered at a beautiful farm to pray for the completion of the Fatima message. There were about 400 people from prayer chapters that joined us. These people came from different places in the United States where we have prayer chapters. We now have a center for our renewal as instructed by our Lord. We operate on donations totally. We are a non-profit organization. The priestly newsletter is sent worldwide on donations only. In order to be able to send the materials, prayer manuals, newsletters, books, tapes, rosaries, and consecrations for the schools, we need donations. We are asking for donations and/or property to help us accomplish this task. It is through Mary’s peace plan we will have peace. If you can in any way help us, we would greatly appreciate it.
The renewal of the Church and the world is at hand. In baptism, we were commissioned to spread the good news. In the Shepherds of Christ Movement, we are touching so many hearts and asking all to turn their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Hearts consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary are hearts of love and peace. The more the Movement spreads, the more hearts will be turned to love and peace.
Will you please help us with your donations and prayers? For any further information, please write Shepherds of Christ Ministries, P. O. Box 193, Morrow, Ohio, 45152-0193. Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451; FAX: (513) 932-6791.
These are messages from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. There is a book Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary that contains over 200 pages. There are live rosaries with these messages on tape. There are three volumes of messages from Jesus entitled God’s Blue Book. All messages and tapes have been discerned by the founder. A very important book to help you understand Fatima is The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje by Father Edward J. Carter. There are many tapes and books available from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. There is another book entitled Tell My People: Messages from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary received by Father Edward J. Carter. Please write to us. Thank you and God bless you. Thank you for listening to Mary’s plea.
(End of MARY’S MESSAGE TAPE)
(End of Excerpt from December 12, 1999 Daily Message)
Excerpt from December 7, 2000 Daily Message
Messenger: During the rosary we played Fr. Carter's tape of the talk given February 13, 1997. I never saw Mary so gold when she has appeared at night. Here are some pictures I took as he spoke. I didn't use a flash.
(End of Excerpt from December 7, 2000 Daily Message)
Excerpt from December 5, 2000 Daily Message
February 13, 1997
Talk given by Father Edward J. Carter, SJ
Founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries
Talk given February 13, 1997 National Conference of Shepherds of Christ, held at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, Ohio.
Before we begin the rosary, I’d like to say a few words about the great importance of these days on the 13th of each month. Before Our Lord asked me to begin the Shepherds of Christ Ministries, the 1st dimension of that ministries was given to me on May the 31st, 1994. But before Our Lord asked me to start the ministries, I had been given a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. And I knew that everything concerning recent Marian apparitions centered around the Fatima message. The Fatima message is key to the peace of the world, as Our Lady of Fatima has told us. So because I had been given a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, it was no surprise to me when Our Lord told me, and through me the whole Movement, the great connection that there would be between Shepherds of Christ Ministries and helping to bring the Fatima message to conclusion. I’ll expand more upon that in my talk this afternoon. But here and now I’d like to read just a part of the message I received on October the 13th, 1994, when Our Lord called the full Ministries into existence. It had begun May 31st , some five or six months previous to that. But really October the 13th, 1994, marks the real birth, the complete birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. And part of the message I received on that day reads as follows:
"I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th anniversary of the great apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ Movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother’s Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the Reign of My Sacred Heart. Today then, October the 13th, 1994, the 77th anniversary of the great apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, the Chief Shepherd of the Flock."
The calling of Our Lord to Shepherds of Christ to be present if possible at these meetings on the 13th of each month, and if they cannot be present physically, to be present in spirit with us then comes as no surprise. It’s merely another unfolding in the history of the Shepherds of Christ Movement and in the Fatima message.
These 13th of the months meetings are extremely important. They are great instruments which Our Lord and Our Lady are using to help bring to completion the Fatima message, which will result in that great era of peace, which Our Lady of Fatima promised eventually would come to the world.
So I ask you to take these meetings on the 13th of the month with the utmost seriousness, gratitude, thanksgiving, joy that Our Lord, for His own reasons has chosen Shepherds of Christ, the members thereof, the whole Ministries to play such a great part in the completion of the Fatima message. It comes as no surprise either that Our Lord gives special messages during the rosary on the meeting of the 13th, just as Our Lady of Fatima gave messages to the three visionaries at Fatima in 1917, from May through October. So at this stage of the Fatima message’s unfolding, it is no surprise that they continue, and in a new way and a new phase of the Fatima plan, give us these very special messages on the 13th. They are meant not only for us here present, they are meant for all members of the Movement, and eventually for the whole world. All these messages, all these rosaries on the 13th, eventually go onto our Internet with its world-wide audience.
So please, be very grateful to God for the messages He gives us during the rosary. Not everything which Rita says is a message. I think you’ll be able to distinguish when she’s receiving a message from Our Lord or from Our Lady, and when she is speaking from her own heart. Sometimes the transition is very quick and you may miss it, but there are both ways in which meditations are given on the decades: in strict locutions or messages, and then from Rita’s meditations or reflections herself.
(After the Rosary)
I wish to thank everybody who made the effort to be here with us, especially those people who had to travel from out of town. I’m sure the Lord has blessed you already and will continue to do so for your effort to be here. These are extremely important meetings on the 13th of the month. Our Lord has, Himself, instructed us in His great love and mercy for us and the whole world to have them. From these meetings, the messages of Our Lord, the previous message given at Fatima, go out to the whole world...
I sort of left off when I introduced the rosary by reading the rest, or at least a good part of the rest, of that message which I, myself, received on October the 13th, 1994, when Our Lord called the full Shepherds of Christ Ministries into existence.
"My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission."
He had already asked me on May the 31st of 1994 to start the priestly newsletter and then shortly after that to start the prayer chapters.
"I’m asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...
"I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother’s Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.
"Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock."
So (this is) one of the most important messages given in the whole history of our Movement, and I think you can see why. Not only was Our Lord calling the Ministries into full bloom with this message, but He was making that great connection between Shepherds of Christ and the Fatima message.
You see how He says that both the Fatima message and Shepherds of Christ is centered in devotion, and especially in consecration, to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
So in my moments here before you this afternoon, I wish to speak a bit about this consecration.
I’ll start off by reading a message of Our Lord and from "Tell My People" which deals with this consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
"My beloved friend, tell My people that I desire all to consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Tell them not to just recite words in making the Act of Consecration, but to realize what they are saying. Consecration to Our Hearts means a total gift of self. That means handing over everything to Me and My Mother. Consecration means a willingness to surrender completely to Me. In Baptism, one is consecrated to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But how many fail to live out their consecration? I extend to all the invitation to renew this Baptismal consecration through consecration to My Heart and to My Mother’s Heart.
"My beloved companion, I have taught you what this consecration means. I have given you great peace, joy and happiness because you have made this consecration. I have taught you that you are to renew this act of consecration each day. I constantly remind you that you are to pray each day for the grace to more and more live the consecration. I have taught you that your consecration to Me and My Mother means that you constantly surrender yourself to Us and to Our care. I have taught you that the more you surrender yourself to Me, the more I live in you, and through you and for you. I have taught you that My great love for you longs to draw you more deeply into My Heart. I have shown you that I wish your Mother Mary to place you there within My Heart, and that the more you dwell within her Heart, the more deeply she places you within My Heart. Dwelling within Our Hearts, the Holy Spirit fashions you more and more in My likeness. The Father thus looks upon you with greater favor and takes you more closely to Himself.
"Tell My people all these wondrous truths. I am Lord and Master and I desire all to listen to My words. (end of message)"
And what beautiful words those are, which Christ gives all, to us all regarding the consecration to His Heart and Mary’s Heart.
I want to - after that message of Jesus telling us what consecration involves, I wish to single out a few aspects of the consecration, what it includes. One aspect of our consecration and especially the consecration which Our Lord has given us for Shepherds of Christ, one aspect of our consecration to Their Hearts is to realize that we are apostles and that we are called to go out into the world as we have heard in the rosary today, and other times to be the apostles of His love, of His love and His Mother’s love, and thus to help bring about that great era of peace promised by Our Lord, Our Lady of Fatima in which love will just dominate. That’s what it means when Our Lady says, "In the end," she says, "my Immaculate Heart will triumph." And along with that triumph of her Immaculate Heart will occur the Reign of the Sacred Heart. The Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart simply is a reign of love, a triumph of love and in that era there will be a type of love existent in the hearts of the members of the human family never known before. We will all be so united in love to the Father and the Holy Spirit through the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And not only with Them, but with each other. What a glorious era we have to look forward to.
We are apostles. More and more as the Movement has gone on, Jesus is letting us know that, yes, we are supposed to pray. This is one of our primary duties in the chapters and elsewhere, to pray for priests and all others. But more and more He is telling us that now is the time to start to more and more move out from our chapters and to be apostles of His love, to help spread the Movement, to help spread the consecrations in the schools through the consecration cards, the Rosary Aves, both of which have the Imprimatur of the Cincinnati Archdiocese, to help spread all our materials, all our books and all the various rosaries, the rosary tapes. And you are called to do that.
In the beginning of the Movement, it was a relatively few people who were carrying the burden and carrying the Ministry on. We have entered a great new episode of the Movement, principally in that episode, principally centers itself around these meetings of the 13th. More and more people are realizing as they hear more and more the messages, more and more people in the Movement are hearing that Jesus is calling each one of us to be apostles of the Movement, to spread the Movement, to help implement the various ministries in all ways possible, to help spread the movement by starting new prayer chapters. Just think if we have something like, I guess, 2500-3000 members in the chapters and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement here in this country and throughout the world-most of those, thus far, in this country.
But just think if each person would take it upon himself or herself to go all out to get one more new chapter formed. That’s not impossible, I don’t think that’s asking something heroic. That would double our chapters; that would double our prayer power. And so much of the Movement, the success of it, depends upon the prayer power coming out of the chapters and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement. So He’s calling all of us; and how admirably so many in the Movement are answering. I wish to single out-just because all of you know about the Florida apparition-four or five, six, I don’t know how many now of our members from Rita’s core group have gone down to the apparition site. One of our main members, Tom A., has a home there at St. Petersburg, and Clearwater is just a short distance from there. And they’ve been going down and staying in his house, and each day going over to the apparition site and handing out our materials, especially the rosary message tape, but other materials also. This is what Our Lord, Our Lady has asked us to do. And they’ve had phenomenal success. We can’t keep enough materials down there. They just, the people are just so eager for it. But this is what. . .and they do it on their own time, they drive down, some of them spend three or four days, some a week and they come back. But what a marvelous example of their answering the call to the apostleship to which Jesus calls them in the Movement. And they’re doing just a tremendous amount of good.
And by the way when I’m talking and as long as I’m talking about Florida I might read you part of that message of Our Lady. You have read it, no doubt if you’d gotten a copy of the picture with the message on the back. But for my own purposes I want to read that here and now. So Mary tells us, this is the message which Rita received on December the 19th:
Mary speaks: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn’. He is the Almighty God the Light of the world.
I appear to you, my children on a bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus for your money. Your money is your god.
I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you.
When Rita got that message and when she gave it to me, both of us for a number of days thought that her number of apparitions was simply decreasing, but we both came to the conclusion; well Rita came to the conclusion and I followed after her, in agreement with her conclusion, Mary says, "I do not appear as I once appeared to you." She was saying apparently that, "I’m appearing to you in this new way, where the whole world can see me."
So many others’ apparition sites have had their believers of course, but many, many people throughout the world have doubted all this talk about the various apparition sites of Mary. She says, "I do not appear as I once appeared to you." She is appearing on a bank for the whole world to see.
"I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now."
That’s one of the main things our apostles down in Florida are doing, handing out the tapes with this message.
"Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book."
She’s referring to a book which Shepherds of Christ Publications came out right around Christmas time. Hopefully all of you have received it in the mail, Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as given to Rita. Now here’s the point I want to make here and now. Notice how she links up the apparition site with the circulation of her Rosary Book, and we are circulating the book there. But to me, there’s a very great phenomenon connected with the colors on the window, bank windows and the Rosary Book. And Rita herself pointed this out to me. Now this cover on this book-it was designed by Hal K. weeks and even months before the apparition of Our Lady on the bank in Florida. When did you start to design that Hal? (question asked to Harold K.) Almost, two years ago. And the colors were already selected months ago, right? Well if you’ll take the picture of the bank of the apparition of the bank on Florida, and this Rosary Book, you will notice that the colors are the same. To me, that’s a miraculous confirmation of the fact that Our Lady is connecting the apparition site on the bank in Florida with the Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a special way with the rosaries. It’s just phenomenal. You can check the colors out one by one. They’re a little bit brighter on the book, but because of the photography involved I think you can see how they wouldn’t be quite as bright on this. But check out the colors. They’re the same on the Rosary Book and on this. And these colors, as I say, were picked by Hal months and months before the apparition. You can take it for what you want, but for me it’s a miraculous confirmation of this message, that Our Lady chose those same colors which are on the front of her Rosary Book, to show the same colors relative to her apparition there on the bank in Florida.
Therefore, our Florida apostles are one of the many examples I could point out to you of how people in the Movement are more and more taking up the challenge, the invitation of Jesus and Mary to spread this Movement throughout the world. They have chosen the Shepherds of Christ Movement as a great instrument to help bring about the Fatima message. How privileged we are to be part of it, to be called to it. I believe, I’ve told you this before, at least some of you have heard me, I think this Movement is one of the greatest in the history of the Church. And I think history itself will bear that out. So how precious a gift each of us has been given by Our Lord in calling us to be members of this Movement.
Therefore, a very important aspect of our consecration to Their Hearts is to be apostles, to help spread all the ministries. Another aspect of our consecration is the idea of union. I think we’re all very well aware how the consecration unites us to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and through Them to the Father and the Holy Spirit. But perhaps we don’t think often enough of that how it unites us with one another, in the Movement, in the Church, throughout the whole world. You cannot grow in union with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, without growing in union with all your neighbors. And this is the tough part. It’s relatively easy to love Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, isn’t it? Three Persons in One God infinitely perfect and Mary a human person, perfect, free from all sin. It’s easy to love the Triune Persons and Mary, relatively speaking. But it’s not all that easy to love each other all the time, isn’t it? And yet that’s what Jesus calls us to. Jesus literally died for each and every person. And no matter how unattractive a person is in their behavior, Jesus still died for that person. If He loved that person enough to die for that person, then certainly we have to love them, him or her, and especially within the Movement. Satan is violently attacking us, he will always try to cause division in the Movement. But if we are going to be examples - and we are called to that, to be examples to the whole Church and the whole world of what it’s going to be like in the new era, when we all exist in such great loving union with each other in Christ. We are the forerunners of that. We’re helping to prepare the way for that for the whole Church, for the whole world. Not only us, but we have been given a special mission for that. So we have to be united in love with each other, if we have differences, we work them out in love and in peace. We work them out in love and in peace. In one of the Blue Books, Jesus says, "The glass is either half-empty or it’s half-full." I look at my neighbor, whether he or she is in the Movement or outside of it. I can either look at the half-empty part of the glass or the half-full part. I can either look at that person’s faults and concentrate on them, or I can concentrate on the great goodness which is inherently theirs. If they are in the state of sanctifying grace, their soul is magnificently beautiful, despite the blemishes of their failings of their sins. When I look at a person, do I look at the half-empty part or the half-full part?
Everyday I ask you to pray for a growing unity in the Movement. What Our Lord has allowed us to accomplish so far in less than three years is just miraculous, I think it’s just miraculous. The sign becomes ever and ever greater that He started this Movement, not me. I was just the instrument which He chose to head it up. He has given me so many beautiful people to help me do the Movement and that includes all of you. He has given you so many beautiful companions in the Movement. Let us concentrate on that part of it. This is the only way we’re going to be models to the rest of the Church and the world, of the profound union that Our Lord calls us to, not only with Himself, but with each other.
Strength for all this, day after day, it’s not easy to live this way, is it? But as I said in my homily, the great strength we have for that is the Eucharist. The power of the Eucharist is much greater than your faults or my faults or the faults of others in the Movement that surround you, or the faults of others in your parish, or the rest of the Church and the world. He can give you the strength to arise above your own faults and the faults of others around you, and march forward in the most positive way towards this great new era. Oh what a gift the Eucharist is.
St. Julian Eymard, the founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, who gave us such beautiful writings on the Eucharist, in one of his writings on the Eucharist he says:
"It is true also that the world does all in its power to prevent us from loving Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament with a real and practical love, to prevent us from visiting Him and cripple the effects of His love. This world engrosses the attention of souls; it finds and enslaves them with external occupations in order to deter them from dwelling too long on the love of Jesus. It even fights directly against this practical love and represents it as optional, as practicable at most only in a convent. And the devil wages incessant warfare on our love for Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. He knows that Jesus is there, living and substantially present; that by Himself He is drawing souls and taking direct possession of them. The devil tries to efface the thought of the Eucharist in us, and the good impression made by it; for in his mind, that should decide the issue of the struggle." (That is if we give in to Jesus’ desire to possess us in the Eucharist.) "And yet God is all love. This gentle Savior pleads with us from the Host: "Love Me as I have loved you; abide in My love! I came to cast the fire of love on the earth, and My most ardent desire is that it should set your hearts on fire." 1
1St. Peter Eymard, "The Most Blessed Sacrament Is Not Loved!," as in The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, Fr. John Hardon, S.J., ed.; Ignatius Press, p. 384.
Union amongst ourselves through our union with Jesus and Mary and Father and Holy Spirit. Each of you is so precious to Jesus. He has given each of you a very, very, very special gift, precious gift, in calling you to be involved in this Movement. Very early on in the Movement, it was July 31st of 1994, on the Feast of St. Ignatius, He often gives me very important messages on key feasts, and the Feast of St. Ignatius is a feast for Jesuits, Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. And He told me in that message that He would give great, great, great graces to those who join the Movement, and hope I’m sure, all of you who have been in the Movement have experienced those great graces. In appreciation for the great graces Jesus has given you in the Movement, I ask you, with great joy and a great sense of responsibility and a great sense of privilege, to do what you can to implement the ministries of the Movement. No one else can do your role, can carry out your part. You are preciously unique, no one exists like you now, no one ever has, no one ever will. It’s you alone who can give Jesus the opportunity to do what He wants through your humanity to help spread the Movement. To the extent that you answer Jesus and give yourselves to Him, and work as time and energy permits, as your other duties permit to help spread the ministries, to that extent you give Him an opportunity which no one else can give Him, and to the extent that you hold back, to this extent He loses this opportunity which no one else can give Him.
A precious Savior who has done so much to each of us. Certainly He deserves our full loving response. As I kneel before the crucifix each day, either before a actual crucifix or one in my mind, let us ask ourselves those questions posed to us by Ignatius Loyola, "What have I done for Christ?" "What am I now doing for Christ?" "What ought I to do for Christ?"
(End of Excerpt from December 5, 2000 Daily Message)
The founder's talk and Mary's Message are available on tape, please request the tape entitled Mary's Message.
December 11, 2000 - Third Message
Mary speaks: Please circulate my message tape, Mary's Message and your founder's talk. Please circulate my Rosary Books –
I am Mary your Mother, please help me.
Please pray for my Rosary Books.
November 27, 2000
Jesus speaks: My dear people,
I ask you to gather for prayer under My Mother's image December 17, 2000. I ask you to help support My ministry this Christmas. The mailing of the priestly newsletter and sisters’ mailing is so important to Me. The different translations of the prayers and newsletters are now available so the whole world can pray the prayers together for the priests, the Church and the world. Thousands and thousands of rosaries and rosary meditations are now being used in so many Catholic schools from My image site in Florida. I beg you to give a gift this Christmas to help further the project of reaching the world with My prayers and materials. Books are available for the hungry souls that are thirsty for My love. Oh please help Me. Please gather on December 17, 2000, at 6:20 p.m. and pray at My Mother's site in Florida or in your homes, or before the tabernacle. Also pray on December 5, 2000, at 6:20 p.m. and December 13, 2000, at 12:00 noon. The usual retreat is held in China, Indiana, before the Eucharist for 48 hours from 12:00 noon, December 12, 2000, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to 12:00 noon on December 14, 2000. Please help Me. I give you the message of My Mother, December 19, 1996, two days after Mary appeared on the building. Please help Me. My people please pray for your world. I love you, Jesus.
December 19, 1996 Message from Mary. Received by Rita Ring.
Mary speaks: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn'. He is the Almighty God, the Light of the world.
I appear to you, my children, on a (former) bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus, for your money. Your money is your god.
I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you. I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book. The tape Mary’s Message December 12, 1996, can be ordered at no cost from the address below. We operate on donations only.
Mary speaks: I am Mary your Mother. Jesus is the Light of the World. His light will shine in you when you go to Him in the Eucharist. You are the children of Light. I appear in gold by night, for I am the Lady of Light, I am the Lady by day, the Lady Clothed with the Sun. My Son Jesus gives you Himself in the Eucharist. I am Our Lady of Clearwater, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of the Eucharist, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun, Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas. I am Mary your Mother, help me. I cry to you from my image site in Florida. Help me reach my children, I want to teach them how to pray. I am Mary your Mother, pray my rosary, pray the prayer manual, pray my Holy Spirit Novena, use my Rosary Books - Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I want to teach you how to pray, please join at 6:20 p.m. and pray as a body united to the Mass, pray through the powerful intercession of OUR LADY OF CLEARWATER. I appeared on July 5, 2000, in gold and gave this picture to you, it is the anniversary of my first appearance on July 5, 1994, to lead souls into the light as Our Lady Clothed with the Sun. I came adorned in a light of fire, now I appear clothed in gold by night and clothed with the sun by day. I love you my sweet children, I am Mary your Mother.
Jesus speaks: This is a great gift from your Father that Mary appears. She appears as He allows. It is by His hand she appears. It is as He permits. He loves His children. July 5 is an important date, so too the 17ths, all 5ths and the 13ths. Make these special days of prayer - telling God you are sorry for the sins of the children of the earth and honoring your God making reparation to Him for your sins. I love you, I love you, I love you. Pray as we have instructed. Mary calls you to My Movement - Shepherds of Christ - Be a Shepherd of Christ - pray for the Church and the world. Unite in prayer and pray together in one heart. SAY ALWAYS "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love." Circulate this message to all and make My Rosary Books available, Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, I love you, Jesus.
Excerpt from December 12, 1999 Daily Message
December 12, 1999 - Third Message
17th Meeting Introduction, December 12, 1994
Messenger: In December of 1994, the seventeenth meeting was held on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1994, instead of December 17, 1994.
The meeting began with the 6:30 rosary with meditations where Mary appeared every night.
After this there was the Blue Book meeting. The founder was there. It was held in the Rosary chapel of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.
The rosary will appear here.
The rosary was held before Mary as she appeared there.
The Blue Book meeting was held in the front of the chapel. We had a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe under the statue where Mary appeared and we brought this picture to the front of the Church.
I remember clearly the booklet we made. It was white with many pictures of Mary with the Child Jesus.
Father read many of the messages of this meeting which is recorded on video from Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. Some of the focus is on the pictures of Mary with Child and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Marty and my daughter sang and I played the piano and sang. All the people sang. This is the program from this meeting.
- The founder prays the Holy Spirit Prayer.
- The founder reads "Come to My Heart" from Tell My People.
- The message of August 23, 1994, that follows in this booklet was read.
- "Reach Out", October 24, 1994.
- Father read Tell My People message about the Holy Spirit.
- We sang
- Oh Holy Mary
- Do You Hear What I Hear
- Marty sang Ave Maria
- We all sang What Child is This
- We all sang Silent Night
Father talked about his personal encounters at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and how the people honor Mary there.
The picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe was shown and father gave his blessing.
Included in the booklet was the following message, September 28, 1994, others and December 12, 1994.
This rosary, December 12, 1994, was given as Mary appeared that evening at 6:30 in the back of the Rosary Chapel at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.
The Joyful Mysteries
Song: Ave Maria
The First Joyful Mystery
- Luke 1:26-28
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. He went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favour! the Lord is with you.'
- Hail Mary...
- Messenger: In response to the angel Mary said, "yes". She always complied to the will of the Father. She always trusted and had such faith.
- Song: Come Holy Spirit
- Messenger: Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word was made flesh.
- There was such intimacy between Jesus and Mary from the first moment of conception.
- Jesus grew inside of Mary’s body.
- It was in her womb that His most precious Sacred Heart was formed.
- Joseph was filled with fear and an angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him to be not afraid.
- When we receive Jesus in the Eucharist He is no less present than when Mary carried Him inside of her womb.
Song: O Holy Mary
Song: Ave Maria
The Second Joyful Mystery
- Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth.
- When she saw Elizabeth the babe in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy.
- Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out with a loud voice her Magnificat.
- Luke 1:46-47
And Mary said:
My soul proclaims
the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
in God my Saviour;
- Luke 1:49
for the Almighty
has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
- Luke 1:48
because he has looked upon
the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
all generations will call me blessed,
- Jesus wants us to realize how truly present He is inside of us each time that we receive Him in the Eucharist. We receive the true Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who comes inside of us with such love.
- If we saw Mary this day carrying Jesus we would jump for joy, but we receive Jesus every day when we go to Communion and He is no less present inside of us.
- Hail Mary...
- Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
The Third Joyful Mystery
The Birth of Jesus
1. Messenger: Put yourself in the stable in Bethlehem and see Mary and Joseph as they anxiously await the birth of Jesus.
2. Jesus is born.
3. The cows and sheep are there to keep Him warm.
4. Song: Angels We Have Heard on High (verse 1)
5. Song: Angels We Have Heard on High (refrain)
6. Song: Away in the Manger
7. Song: O Come All Ye Faithful
8. Song: What Child Is This
9. Hail Mary...
10. Hail Mary...
Song: Ave Maria
The Fourth Joyful Mystery
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
1. Messenger: See Mary and Joseph as they bring the Baby Jesus to the temple to be circumcised.
2. Mary holds her tender Baby Jesus so close to her and Simeon prophesizes the sufferings that she and Jesus would suffer.
3. Luke 2:34
Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed --
4. Luke 2:35
and a sword will pierce your soul too -- so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.'
5. From that moment on whenever Mary looked at her beloved Son the prophecy of Simeon was close in her heart.
6. See her as she gazes so tenderly into the eyes of her beloved Son.
7. Song: Mary’s Song
8. Messenger: How well the Heart of Mary knows the Heart of Jesus. She looked at Him so tenderly as a baby. She peered into His eyes on Calvary.
9. And how many times her heart was pierced with a sword during His bitter Passion as she stood under His cross and beheld the One that she held as a Baby when Simeon told her this prophecy.
10. If we could see through Mary’s eyes all that Jesus suffered for us, all that He underwent all through His life in greatest love for us. She comes to tell us of this great love that He has for each and every one of us. See through her eyes, see her Son from His infancy to His ascension into heaven as she saw Him. Go to His most Sacred Heart through her most precious Heart that pondered Him and His love.
Song: Ave Maria
The Fifth Joyful Mystery
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
1. Luke 2:41-42
Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual.
2. They had gone a day’s journey before they realized that Jesus was still behind.
3. With their hearts in deepest sorrowing they returned to Jerusalem to look for their beloved Son.
4. Faith and trust always in God, Mary’s Heart always trusted, even in all her sorrow she always knew that the Father loved her.
5. They found Jesus in the temple and He was talking to the teachers and they were astounded at His wisdom.
6. Luke 2:48
They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, 'My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.'
7. And He told Mary and Joseph that He had to be about His Father’s business. He then went down and was subject to them.
8. Mary, if we ever wander from Jesus’ most Sacred Heart, lead us back to the love of Jesus’ Heart.
9. She is the key to lead us to the greatest intimacy with Jesus. It is through her Immaculate Heart that we will be led ever closer to Him.
10. Song: Sweet Sacrament We Thee Adore
Song: Ave Maria
Messenger: We include a portion of the founder's Book Mother at Our Side (p 125).
Excerpt from Mother at Our Side page 125 & 126.
Let us close out our thoughts on Mary, Mother at Our Side, by reflecting upon some of the words which Our Lady of Guadalupe has given to us through her servant Juan Diego. I think these words are among the most beautiful and consoling which Mary our Mother has given to us her children. A portion of these words are inscribed above the main entrance of the Basilica Church at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Know for certain that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God . . . here I will show and offer all my love, my compassion, my help and protection to the people. I am your merciful Mother, the Mother of all who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping and their sorrows . . . their necessities and misfortunes . . . Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of Life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?55
55Francias Johnson, The Wonders of Guadalupe (Rockford: TAN Books & Publishers, Inc., 1981), inside cover.
December 12, 1999 - Fourth Message
Given October 26, 1999 - Excerpt from God the Father’s message.
God the Father speaks: ...I wish this invitation be extended daily on the Internet to come and pray during the Christmas Novena at the image site. If this is impossible, pray at home for the coming of Jesus in the hearts of men...
God the Father, Jesus, and Mary are calling all to pray in front of Mary’s image in Clearwater, Florida, on December 17, 1999. This important day marks the 3-year anniversary of Mary’s appearance on the building. God is asking us to gather for this special day, praying for peace, and especially to make reparation to God, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
October 11, 1999 - Jesus speaks: …I want all who can come to Florida December 17, 1999, to come there. Mary wants the apostles gathered in prayer, but if you cannot come, then you pray fervently.
October 15, 1999 - Mary speaks: My dear children, I invite you to come to my Image site to pray December 17, 1999. I am Mary your Mother. Please come.
October 15, 1999 - Jesus speaks: I wish you to come and pray with the greatest fervor before the image of My Mother December 17, 1999. …Please come and pray. If this is impossible, pray as a body before the tabernacle and at all Centers including: Toledo, Ohio; California; Kansas; Pennsylvania; Delaware; wherever one is able to pray. I love you, Jesus.
October 26, 1999 - God the Father speaks: You are the children of Eve. You are sons of that woman and I send you the Woman, your Mother and you ignore her.
I want a body of people praying strongly for the priests, the Church and the world beneath the image at 6:20 p.m. on December 17, 1999, and all others praying as a body united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I wish all priests who can to celebrate Mass at 6:20 p.m. on December 17, 1999, and every day after, until Christmas. I wish all to pray this novena for these days December 17, 1999-December 25, 1999 at 6:20 praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit, healing, oneness, to be spread with the Blood of Jesus as directed by My Son in a message February 23, 1999. I want this. I want fervent prayer. I want unity in the hearts. I want men praying as a body at 6:20 p.m. as requested by Jesus and Mary. I want communal reparation by all receiving Communion and/or making a spiritual Communion united to the Mass.
I wish an invitation to this gathering to be circulated, stressing making reparation to God, reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
January 5, 1999 - God the Father speaks: It is because of your fervor to pray here that you have held back the hand of My Son from punishing the earth with just punishment for the crimes committed against your God.
Please come and join us for prayer at the site in Clearwater, Florida, the other sites mentioned in this invitation, or from wherever you can. Thank you and God bless you,
Shepherds of Christ Ministries.
December 17, 1999 Planned Activities:
For more information contact: Shepherds of Christ Ministries, P.O. Box 193, Morrow, OH 45152-0193, U.S.A. Tel: (513) 932-4451, Toll Free: (888) 211-3041. FAX: (513) 943-6792. Internet: http://www.SofC.org.
December 13, 1999 - Fifth Message - Nursing Home
I Come First, Child (excerpt)
November 10, 1993 - Funeral at St. Lawrence Before Mass
Messenger: I was at church to play the organ at a family funeral. It was a new organ for me and I had not yet practiced two songs. He told me to come to Him and forget the music. I was ashamed that I wanted to put the music before Him. He said, "When I call, you come."
Jesus speaks: Come to Me! Stop it, I tell you. Don't run amok. I want to be alone with you and you are to come and be with Me. I love you with such intensity. Sit awhile with Me and let Me fill your soul. In this silence your heart is at unrest. You are busy in silence. What a sad heart! I am here and you are busy. I want you to put Me first, to put aside your music. This is your time with Me. "Well," you say, "Who cares? The Lord calls me now. For You, Lord, I would drop everything and come and run." That is the love I bid you to share with Me! My calling you, your responding without the slightest hesitation. Do you know now what I want? I want your love committed to Me first, last and always. When I call you, come, not in a little while, but right away and bid My call! I can make the heavens fall from the sky if I choose. Would you make Him Who has all the power wait on you when He calls? I am calling you now to life with Me. I fill your troubled soul and you see things from My perspective and not your own. I have all the power. What do you have to worry for? I can make it work or not work. I must be first. You must harken to My call and surrender everything to Me. Surrender this work to Me and let Me do it. Do you trust, child, or do you think you are in control? I want your time now. You are telling Me that I am first. Do not hold on to anything when I call. I come and you must come when I beckon you. You have brought Me much joy because you came. I love you so. I want so much to have time alone in front of the tabernacle with you. You crave this time now but you tell yourself you must be focused on something else.
I come first, child-first, last and always. Drop your cares and run to Me when I call thee. Oh little one, make My Heart happy with you. Surrender totally to Me. Trust and let Me play the Mass. You needn't fret and fume. I am God and I dwell in you. You move about but I operate you when you surrender. I want this surrender. Let go of the last songs and see if I do them. Be with Me now, little one, in My house, the house of your youth. Many memories are here for you. Feel your past and come to Me and share your heart.
I love you. Oh, I love you. We are alone here. Come in Communion with Me. Let all go and be with Me!
Your Savior, Jesus, the Son of God.
Messenger: When visiting a nursing home this is a plan you can follow to pray a little part of the rosary with the elderly or sick residents.
What is usually done and tolerated by the elderly folks is one Our Father, five Hail Mary's and another Our Father. The song, A Song from Jesus, can be sung before and after these prayers.It is desirable to have a big picture of Mary is Taken up Into Heaven when doing these meditations. Also it is recommended that you have pictures of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Excerpt from April 26, 1995,Mary is Taken up Into Heaven from Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Mary is Taken up Into Heaven
- Messenger Mary is our beloved Mother. She loves us so much! Jesus gave to us His very Own Mother!
- The more we realize how close our Mother really is to us, the more we will feel secure as she wraps her mantle about us and leads us ever closer to her beloved son, Jesus.
- Mary speaks: I wrap you, my beloved, dear, sweet children, in my arms. I hold you close to my Heart. I protect you from this world as any mother would protect her little child. You are my little child, my dear one. I am forever with you.
- Messenger: Jesus, when He ascended into Heaven, went to prepare a place for us. The gates of heaven were opened!
- We, too, will be taken up into heaven. These are the Glorious Mysteries. If we love and serve the Lord, we will be given such glory in Heaven.
(End of Excerpt from December 12, 2000 Daily Message)
A rosary can be used to pray for healing. It is powerful to unite our prayers to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater.
In times of trouble, for special prayer, we can use our rosary and pray as follows.
A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.
On one Hail Mary bead or as many as you desire, say:
May God heal through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater in union with the Mass and all the Masses being celebrated around the world.
Pray the Hail Mary or Hail Mary's then pray this after the Hail Mary.
May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.
We believe with all our hearts.
After the Glory Be pray the following petition.
May be healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater if it be the holy will of God.
|Note: You can look at Mary on the image rosary while you pray this rosary.|
Note: The above section can be printed out from a PDF file, and you can pray the rosary looking at the pictures.
Messenger: ALL APOSTLES THAT CAN COME ON DECEMBER 17, 2000 TO FLORIDA 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARY'S APPARITION ON THE BUILDING IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.
Messenger: Mary wants the Red Rosary Book printed. It will cost $12,000 - $14,000 to get them reprinted. We are out of Red Rosary books. Mary has asked us to always circulate them. They go with the apparition in Florida.
Can you help with the printing of the new Blue Rosary Book Volume II of Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary?
Messenger: CAN YOU HELP US BY GIVING US ROSARIES FOR THE SCHOOLS REQUESTING THEM?
Mary speaks: PLEASE MAKE WALTER'S ROSARIES. THE SCHOOLS WANT ROSARIES AND THERE ARE NOT ANY ROSARIES LEFT.
Messenger: Pray for Perry.
Prayer List for apostles for interior use in the Movement. Pray hourly.
Spread the Blood of Jesus on everyone, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil out, pray for coming of the Holy Spirit in a special way for all people involved on this list.
Pray Father Carter is healed through Our Lady of Clearwater.
Pray for Father Carter's doctors.
Please pray for one new very important intention.
Pray for all involved in buying the building.
Pray for designated priests, Fr. Mike, Fr. Smith, Fr. Ken, all priests involved in the Imprimaturs translations including all bishops. Pray for Fr. Joe, Bishop Ed, Fr. Don, Father at Tuesday Masses, Fr. Tom, Fr. Bill, all priests involved with Walter, Fr. Hagee and special priests.
Pray for Father's sister Merle, for all of us servants, handmaids, apostles and vocations to all 7 categories.
Pray for the elections.
Pray for an audience with the Pope.
Pray for all Jesuits involved, all those over us. Pray for the 4 urgent intentions.
Pray for the rights to the books.
Pray for the process of getting Father's books on the Internet.
Pray for money to reprint the books.
Pray for the Imprimatur on the Priestly Newsletter Book II.
Pray we can send it to all bishops and Jesuits.
Pray for Perry and family and discernment.
Pray for all sub-centers and all out-of-state rosaries.
Pray for the sisters' mailing, nursing home mailing, bus mailing.
Pray for Rosary Factory.
Pray for Genevieve's daughter and Sheila's mom and Jerry's dad, Bernice's daughter.
Pray for Paul and Joan discernment.
Pray for all book covers.
Pray for B & M and Tina and Terry, all printing jobs, companies involved.
Pray for 5th, the 13th, the 17th.
Pray for the Internet team and the daily messages.
Pray for building up of Morrow, Ohio, Dale, Indiana, other sub-centers.
Pray for the Holy Spirit Center and all involved.
Pray for all our families, children in school, college mailing.
Pray for lots of rosary makers and rosaries for the schools.
Pray for funds and grace.
Pray for Paul C., Margaret Mary, Steve and Sheila, Monica, Angie, Marian, Cathy, Joe, Nick, Mary, Emily, Joe, Doris, Glaci, Dunkers, Joan R., Morgan, Mark, Walter, Janice, Mike A., Margaret, Ron, and Harold, Tommie.
Pray for Fred doing the paper and all involved in priestly "start-up".
Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ children.
Pray for Victor's son, Michael and a girl missing.
(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)
Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.
Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.
(End of Mary's Message)
MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD
I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Q: How can I be a greater lover to you if I am one with the
Sacred Heart of Jesus?
Messenger: Is this why so many are wed in June?
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in Thee.
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