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 12, 1999
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 the 6:20 prayers.
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 Father Carter 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 Father Carter 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.)
MARYS 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 oclock. 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 Gods 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. Marys 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 wont have peace in the world."
Do we want peace? We must follow Marys 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. Father Carter is reaching the priests in the priestly newsletter which goes to all priests in the United States and many priests around the world. Father Carter 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 Father Carter 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 Mothers 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 Marys 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 Marys 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 Gods Blue Book. All messages and tapes have been discerned by Father Edward J. Carter. 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 Marys plea.
(End of MARYS MESSAGE TAPE)
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. Fr. Carter 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.
- Father Carter prays the Holy Spirit Prayer.
- Father Carter 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 Marys 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 Elizabeths 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: Marys 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 Marys 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 days 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, Marys 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 Fathers 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 Father Carter'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 Fathers 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...
Father, Jesus, and Mary are calling all to pray in front of Marys image in
Clearwater, Florida, on December 17, 1999. This important day marks the 3-year
anniversary of Marys 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.
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December 13, 1999 - Fifth Message - Nursing Home
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
Q: How do I feel when I am upset and you will not listen or even try to understand in love?
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