Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

August 15, 2017

August 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 7 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for August 16th


Please pray for Dan.

Please pray for Monsignor.

Please pray for Dennis serving our country.

Please pray Fr. Joe's book & cover & all involved.

Please pray for Regina's sister-in-law who
died and their whole family


Prayer for Grace for our Country

Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our new president as he takes office. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.



                August 15, 2017 - Assumption of Mary

                 Today's Readings

Revelation 11:19; 12: 1-6, 10

Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and the ark of the convenant could be seen inside it. Then came flashes of lightning, peals of thunder and an earthquake and violent hail.

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that it could eat the child as soon as it was born. The woman was delivered of a boy, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had prepared a place for her to be looked after for twelve hundred and sixty days.

Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, 'Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down.


Psalm 45: 10,11,12,16

Listen, my daughter, attend to my words and hear;
forget your own nation and your ancestral home,
then the king will fall in love with your beauty;
he is your lord, bow down before him.
The daughter of Tyre will court your favour with gifts,
and the richest of peoples

Instead of your ancestors you will have sons;


1 Corinthians 15:20-26

    In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. 


Luke 1: 39-56

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

Mary stayed with her some three months and then went home.


                R. The Mass is the sacrifice of Calvary
                    sacramentally made present.

                The Mass is to help bring us to greater
                    unity and love –


A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

-Mass Book, December 27, 1995


                R. We receive Jesus at Mass –

                This is a most intimate act of love –

                Jesus comes to us in His Divinity and
                    humanity in a most intimate

                God comes to us and we are so
                    united to Him in Communion.

                Come to me Lord Jesus, please
                    fill my soul,
                    please help me Jesus –


                        From the Priestly Newsletter

Through the Eucharistic Sacrifice Christ the Lord desired to set before us in a very special way this remarkable union whereby we are united one with another and with our divine Head, a union that no word of praise can ever sufficiently express. For in this sacrifice the sacred ministers act not only as the representative of our Saviour, but as the representative of the whole Mystical Body and of each one of the faithful. Again, in this act of sacrifice, the faithful of Christ, united by the common bond of devotion and prayer, offer to the eternal Father through the hands of the priest, whose prayer alone has made it present on the altar, the Immaculate Lamb, the most acceptable victim of praise and propitiation for the Church’s universal need. Moreover, just as the divine Redeemer, while dying on the Cross, offered Himself to the eternal Father as Head of the whole human race, so now, ‘in this clean oblation’ He not only offers Himself as Head of the Church to His heavenly Father but in Himself His mystical members as well. He embraces them all, yes, even the weaker and more ailing members, with the deepest love of His Heart. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis AAS, XXXV, 232-233)28


                R. Jesus died for our sins –

                Jesus mounted the cross and He
                    shed His Blood for us –

1 Corinthians 11: 23-26

    For the tradition I received from the Lord and also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ And in the same way, with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’ Whenever you eat this bread, then, and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes.


                R. Jesus gives us His Word at the Mass –

Hebrews 4: 12

    The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts more incisively than any two–edged sword: it can seek out the place where soul is divided from spirit, or joints from marrow; it can pass judgement on secret emotions and thoughts.


                R. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life –

                We are to pray for the Church –


From the Mass Book

January 2, 1997

    "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen."

    "The grace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."

    God pours out His grace in this Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is the greatest gift when God gives Himself to us.

    We share with God His life, given to us abundantly in the Mass.

    He gives Himself to us and we give ourselves to Him. The great love affair between God and man: His Holy Mass.

    The priest is another Christ to us. It is Christ present, through the priest, celebrating the Mass. We must see Christ in the priest, see Him celebrate the Mass, see His beautiful brown hair, His gentle face, see Him, our Savior. This Jesus Christ that came was born an infant and gave Himself to His death on the cross that we would share His life. See Him now in the Mass, giving Himself in the greatest gift of all. He gives us His divine love and His divine life.

    Oh, we thank You for Your life. We know Jesus died and rose and gave us a sharing in His holy life. His life is now abundantly poured, as a fountain to us, especially in the Mass.

    Then we hear His word. Let the word of God penetrate our being. Let us feel this Living Word of God. As a two-edged sword, it comes forth with such conviction and love and it penetrates the souls of the faithful with such love. It is food indeed, food for our soul.

    He is the Good Shepherd. He speaks to us. He gives us all we want. "Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing." (Ps. 23:1)

    He gives us green pastures, and His water pours out and refreshes us. He outpours His grace as a fountain to feed us with His life.

    He is a just God, good and kind, all loving, for He is Love. We want for nothing for He outpours His love and His life to us in the Mass. We feast on His Body and Blood and are fed with His Word. We become one in Him and He shares Himself with us.

    It is through the Mass celebrated by the hands of a holy priest that we will experience the Mass the way Christ intends. These writings are insights which hopefully will help lead you to the spring of life-giving water, the fountain of love and life He outpours in the Mass.

    There will be a new earth when men will see with the light of seven suns. They will know God. A people walking in darkness will see a great light. They will no longer be blind, they will be enlightened, they will love God with the greatest love in the Mass. They will feast on His Body and Blood and will be united as one body in His holy Church through His life given to us in the Eucharist.

    We will drink copiously from the fountain of grace which He pours out in the Mass. We will be filled with His love, absorbed with the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and feasting on His divine life.

    We see with the vision of God. We partake in such a union with God. We see with the light the Spirit gives to us. The priest celebrates the Mass and we know God with such an intense knowing in this union. We are saturated with His life flowing from the hands of His consecrated priest.

    And I look at Him, the priest, and I see Jesus there. I see Him giving Himself to me. I see the new and Holy City. I see with such clarity the great gift that God gives to us in the Mass!

    We learn how to love in the Mass, for we unite to God. He gives us such an intimate sharing in His divine love that we carry His love out to the world. In this union we know His loving to an intense degree and we carry this love out to others. We share in an intense way in His divine act of loving. He, Who is love, gives Himself to us and we are absorbed in His love and we know intensely how God loves. We are filled with love for God and for each other, for, in the oneness He is loving through us. He gives us lights into His loving capacity and we know His loving power in an intensity we did not know before.

    We then pray. We offer up our intentions for this Mass. It is now we who intercede to Him to outpour His grace on us and help us with these intentions.

    We pray for this reign of peace when the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph and men will fervently love and adore God with burning love. We pray for all souls and the Church and we beg for His help, His love, His grace.

    We offer ourselves as a sacrifice. We offer the bread that will become the bread of life.

    The priest mixes the water and the wine and we realize how His Divinity mixes with our humanity.

    We offer the wine that will become our spiritual drink-His blood.

    I give myself to Him and I beg to be cleansed of my sins with the washing of the hands.

    "May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all His Church."

    We ask Him to accept the gifts we want to give Him, we give Him thanks, we lift up our hearts in thanks and praise and we sing out:

    "Holy, Holy God, of power and might…" we sing Him praise and thank Him-oh, God we love Thee so much."

    My heart is so filled with such awe. I cry because I love Him so much.

    Every word in the Mass, I love. The priest consecrates the host and changes it into the Body and Blood of Christ.

    Oh, it makes me cry for I am so struck with awe at what happens at the Consecration. I unite in the oneness with the priest, with Christ and with all present, with heaven and earth. I am one in that moment, united in the sacrifice of Christ giving Himself to the Father.

    This is the moment when I unite in such oneness with Christ in the purity of Mary's heart. I give myself as a sacrifice. I offer myself to the Father.

    The Father looks down and He sees us united to His Son's Sacrifice. It is in this oneness that His grace is outpoured on us, that we die to that which is not like Him and that the Holy Spirit works in the heart of Mary and fills us with His life.

    I am in ecstasy as I realize more and more the great gift of love that God gives us in His holy Mass. I am taken to such heights, being wrapped in the presence of God. It is rapture, this Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    It is a great gift, experiencing this intense presence of the Almighty God: Through Him, With Him, and In Him.

    We pray to the Father the prayer as Jesus taught us and beg, "thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

    We pray: "For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever."

    We beg for peace in our hearts. We share this peace with one another. Then we beg of the Lamb of God. I want to get down to the ground and beg for His grace, mercy and forgiveness for our sins.

    Please, God, I see us as a sinful people. I want the grace and mercy to flow abundantly.

    He raises the Host and says: "This is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world, happy are those who are called to His supper."

    We respond: "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed."

    I receive the Almighty God in Communion. All I want is Him. Oh, God, I want you, I adore you, I worship you, I love you.

    Oh, for this moment when God gives Himself to me. Oh, God, words do not express this time-this intense presence of You within my being. Oh, sweet Savior, I love You!

    You share Yourself so intimately with me. You imprint on my soul a knowing of Your Divine Being that is so intimate in this Communion when You give Yourself to me.

    Oh, let our hearts be open to His grace that we may know this great gift more, that we will partake more fully in this greatest act of love with Divinity.

    He shares Himself with us, the Almighty God, in such oneness. This is the greatest way to bind us with each other, to unite with each other in the Mass and Communion.

    And so I sing the love of God, the love of His Mass. I beg you to pray for the grace that He can teach you in these writings about His most intimate love affair with man, the gift of Himself-the gift He gives us in the Mass.

    The Holy Sacrifice, the sacrifice of Calvary, sacramentally-made-present in the Mass when He gives Himself to us with the greatest love!

    And what does He ask in return? He asks that we love one another, that we give Him the glory, the thanksgiving, the adoration that is His due as the Almighty God.

    He sends us forth with His blessing to share His most intimate love with all. We go forth as other Christs in the world. For He is alive this day and He lives in us and He gives His love to others through us. We act as channels of His life to one another.

    The Mass is the richest source of His life. His life flows through the body, the Church, especially through the Sacraments and the Mass.

    Oh Jesus, from the fountain of life that pours forth from Your pierced Heart, give us holy priests whose hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to celebrate the Mass-that there is such oneness between the priest and Christ that His grace will flow copiously.

    We thirst for the fountain of life pouring forth from the pierced Heart of Christ. It is His life we seek and find in the Church. It is His love we want and we experience the greatest love affair with God in the Mass.

    These books on the Mass are accounts of my intimate love affair with our Almighty God. Many experiences were enlightenments I received in the Mass.

    I strongly advise all to pray, to say the Holy Spirit Prayer, the Consecration Prayers, and the Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, before Mass. (These prayers follow this message).

    This book is the journey into the red room, the inner chamber of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the gateway, the pure and Immaculate Heart of His Mother.

    It is in the Mass we give ourselves in such love to our Holy God. He gives Himself to us and we give ourselves to Him.

end of January 2, 1997


Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus I Love You

 April 13, 1994

 Words of Jesus. Read before the Tabernacle.

Jesus:  How, child, do I, Jesus, tell you I love you? You hold on to silly things when God is in your midst and is ardently loving you. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am writing to each precious child this day. I am on fire for love of you. I remain in the Eucharist to be with you with My ardent love. I did not want to leave My beloved ones at the Last Supper. I love you so, My dear and ardently loved children. I remain with you this day in the Blessed Sacrament, the same Jesus Who died a brutal death on the Cross.

    Do you know I am truly present there? Do you know that God waits every day for you in the tabernacle? Do you comprehend even a minute amount of My love? You will never know of how I love you on earth.

    I, Jesus, truly the Son of God, came to earth a man and suffered a brutal death for love of you. I love you so much! I remain with you this day. I long for your love. I want you to come and be with Me in front of the tabernacle. I wait, I yearn for you to come and whisper your love to Me. I am a person and I love you this day, with such an ardent on-fire love! No human could ever compare a speck to My love for you.

    I wait, little ones, in the tabernacle. I wait for you to come and receive Me in Communion. I want you to want Me so much you cannot wait to come and receive Me. I want to be the love, the center of your life!

    I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am writing to you this day. I want to possess your very soul and live in you. I have all you need, sweet ones. Oh, you are so blind! I long for your union with Me. I wrote the book of love. I instituted it, yet you go to the world for your love and do not even come to Me! Oh, I love you, little ones. Little ones, beloved of the Father, loved by the Holy Spirit, mothered by My very own mother! What more can I say? The rest is up to you!

    I give you your will with such love and I want your love freely given. I am God. What do you think you could ever need that I do not give you? I am the Savior of this world. I am Jesus, the Son of God. I am waiting for you. I am longing for you. I am yearning for you. I am God. I have all you ever will need!

    Surrender this life to Me. Pray My Prayer for Union with Me. I want to possess your soul and operate from your very being. I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am Who am. I died and rose on the third day.

    Harken to My call, harken to My pleading. Spend your days in love with Me. Nothing matters unless it is rooted in Me and rooted in My love. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I love you with the tenderest love. I am waiting this day for just you, My beloved one. Come to Me for I am the tenderest of all hearts. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

- God's Blue Book, Volume 2 April 13, 1994



                From Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

       ...Christ's redemptive activity can be placed within the framework of sacrifice, a framework that had been developing over the centuries before the coming of Jesus. The theology of sacrifice can be summarized according to five elements: (1) the interior offering; (2) the external, ritual offering centered around a victim; (3) the immolation of the victim; (4) the acceptance of the sacrifice by God; and (5) the sacrificial meal.

       A very critical element of these five is the first, the interior offering. Our first duty is to surrender ourselves to God out of love; this fact flows from the truth that God is the Creator and we are his creatures. If we are ideally to fulfill our creaturehood, we must respond as perfectly as possible to the loving demands of our Creator. Because we ourselves and the gifts of creation that surround us are from God, we should offer ourselves completely to the Creator. Our gift of self to God is, in turn, centered in loving conformity to the divine will.

       In formal religious sacrifice, this interior offering is ritually externalized around a victim that is immolated or slain. The slaying or immolating of the victim symbolizes that it is being completely dedicated to God, and this, in turn, symbolizes the complete dedication to God of those who are offering the sacrifice because the victim symbolizes them. The sacrifice, if properly enacted, is accepted by God and is concluded with a sacrificial meal. Here, then, we observe in a succinct way the five elements that comprise sacrifice.

       In Jesus' sacrifice, the same five elements occur, although not exactly in the same order. There is the interior offering; Christ as priest offers himself to the Father in love for the purpose of adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and satisfaction for sin. This interior offering is then externalized at the ritual of the Last Supper. The victim, Jesus himself, is immolated upon Calvary. The Father gives a miraculous sign that he accepts Jesus' sacrifice through the resurrection. Finally, there is the sacrificial meal at the Last Supper.

       Because the first element of Jesus' sacrifice is the most important—the interior dispositions of his human will—let us expand a bit upon it. Jesus' offering of himself was a total offering, wondrously diversified in its rich completeness. It was an offering that contained the entire life of Jesus; although Jesus' sacrifice became formalized only at the Last Supper and upon Calvary, it nevertheless embraced his entire life. The offering, or sacrifice, of Jesus contained, then, his teaching, his healing the sick, his acts of kindness to the poor and the ignorant and the unimportant, his patient training of the apostles—all this and more was included. Jesus' offering also included his personal relationships with Mary, Joseph, Lazarus, and others; it embraced, as well, his thrill at the beauty of nature, the simple joys shared with friends, his welcoming the children who loved to come to him, the enthusiasm and zeal that buoyed him as he went about his Father's business. Moreover, Jesus' sacrifice included his endurance of the unpleasant side of the human condition—the pettiness and meanness of some, the hardness of heart he often encountered, the ugly selfishness that bursts forth and often mars the beauty of the person and that, ultimately, put Jesus to death.

              Unlike Christ's earthly sacrifice, which he and he alone offered to the Father, the Eucharist, by God's gracious design, is also the Church's sacrifice. It is Christ's sacrifice, but it is also ours, for we are priests and victims along with Jesus, the chief priest and chief victim. As Christ's offering of himself is renewed and continued in the Mass, our offering of ourselves is also included. Furthermore, just as Christ's earthly offering included everything in his life, so also the offering that we make of ourselves at the Eucharist is meant to touch all the authentic experiences of our Christian lives. Our friendships, our love for one another, our service to mankind—all this is part of our eucharistic offering. Bearing properly with physical pain, frustration, failure, misunderstanding, boredom, anguish of spirit—this, too, we offer at the altar. To love and be loved by another human—and to be in wonder at this mystery of love—is also a cherished part of our eucharistic offering. To enjoy a meal together, to walk by the seashore, to drink in the morning freshness, to feel the warmth of the summer sun and the invigorating cold of a winter day—this also we offer with Jesus. The Eucharist, then, gathers up what would otherwise be the too-fragmented pieces of our lives and gives them a marvelous unity, a Christ-like unity. The Eucharist permeates these pieces of our lives with the love, the beauty, and the strength of Jesus' own offering and then presents them to the Father under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We see, then, the richness and extensiveness of the eucharistic sacrifice's first element—the interior offering.

        The second element of sacrifice—that is, the external, ritualized offering—is easily recognized at each Eucharist because each Eucharist is a ritual of celebration. We all know that special days of celebration are important for both families and civil society. The celebration of a birthday or a wedding anniversary can do much to lift family spirits. The strictly ordinary is temporarily dispensed with; family members dress up a bit, have special food and drink, and otherwise make the day of celebration different from the usual routine of daily existence. Civil society acts similarly for its days of celebration; business and industry often close down for the day, parades frequently mark the occasion, and special banquets or galas help make the day seem special.

       The Eucharist is the main setting for the celebration of the Christian community. Some liturgies are very special moments of celebration—Easter and Christmas are obvious examples. But daily liturgies are celebrations, too, although obviously on a smaller scale than that of the major liturgical feasts. The daily liturgy can truly be called a celebration because a special event—the Christ-event that is centered in Jesus' death-resurrection—is always being called to memory and sacramentally re-enacted. Furthermore, each liturgy briefly raises us above—notice, we are not saying that each liturgy falsely separates us from—the ordinary setting of our lives. Refreshed by the special setting of the Eucharist and nourished by Christ himself, we are meant to return to the secular framework of life with a deepened desire to live Christ.

       We can easily conclude from what we have been discussing that the externals of the liturgy should not become too commonplace. Certainly the rather rigid ritualism of the pre-Vatican II liturgy is not what we now judge to be desirable. Any celebration, despite the fact that it purports to be something quite different from what the participants daily experience, still must allow the participants to feel at ease with one another and the total situation. The setting of the Eucharist must likewise allow the participants to feel basically comfortable with one another and able to experience a sense of familiar connaturality with the celebration. On the other hand, if the Eucharist is celebration, its setting, its ritual, cannot become so ordinary that its participants tend to lose sense of the specialness of the event. Remember, one of the purposes of celebration is to provide a special type of experience, something quite different from the ordinary course of our lives. Consequently, the liturgy, as sign or ritual, has to achieve a rather delicate balance; it must be enacted in such a manner that we will feel at ease while, at the same time, it still remains something special.

       The balance of ritual also has to be concerned with another factor. Ritual is also meant to be meaningful, that is, ritual is meant to point to the invisible realities of the liturgy in a way that is pertinent and attractive to the participants. The participants, for their part, have a responsibility toward the sign of the liturgy. The liturgy, as sign, presupposes the faith of the participants; no matter how perfect the external liturgy might be, it cannot be really meaningful to one who lacks faith. Conversely, the deeper the participants' faith is, the more meaningful is the liturgy of sign. We can also say that the more mature one's faith is, the better prepared he or she is to bear with possible deficiencies in the liturgy of sign. Persons of mature faith might well decry these shortcomings and take all reasonable steps to better the situation, but they will still love the Eucharist and derive deep meaning from it rather than give up participating in such a treasured event just because the external liturgy might be deficient.

       The third element of sacrifice, immolation, touches Christ and us because we are both victims in the eucharistic offering. The immolation of both Jesus and us is, obviously, an unbloody one. Traditionally, the immolation of Jesus has been seen in the separate consecration of the bread and wine. Moreover, the very words of consecration manifest Christ as being in the state of victimhood.

       Our immolation in the Eucharist is a mystical one. Summarily, we become victims with Christ by conforming our wills in love to the Father's will. Conformity was the essence of Christ's sacrifice, of his victimhood, of his immolation; a similar conformity must therefore be found in the victimhood and immolation of Christ's members. This mystical immolation is a lifelong process; each Eucharist that we participate in should mark a growth in our victimhood. As true Christians, we should desire to die more and more to all that is not according to God's will so that we might rise to greater life with Christ—both here upon earth and in eternity. Jungmann strikingly portrays the situation: "Every sacrament serves to develop in us the image of Christ according to a specified pattern which the sacramental sign indicates. Here the pattern is plainly shown in the double formation of the Eucharist; we are to take part in His dying, and through His dying are to merit a share in His life. What we here find anchored fast in the deepest center of the Mass-sacrifice is nothing else than the ideal of moral conduct to which the teaching of Christ in the Gospel soars; the challenge to an imitation of Him that is ready to lose its life in order to win it; the challenge to follow Him even, if need be, in His agony of suffering and His path of death, which are here in this mystery so manifestly set before us" (The Mass of the Roman Rite, p. 146).

       We have said that the fourth element of sacrifice refers to God's acceptance. If sacrifice is to have its desired effect, it must be pleasing to God. That the Father always accepts the eucharistic offering is certain, for the principal priest and victim is Jesus himself who is always supremely acceptable to the Father. What is more, the Father always accepts the subordinate priesthood and victimhood of the People of God, for even though the Eucharist may be offered through the sacrilegious hands of an unworthy priest, there is always a basic holiness in the Church that is pleasing to God. Because of this holiness, the Father always accepts the Church's sacrificial offering, for each Mass is the sacrifice of the whole Church and cannot be fundamentally vitiated by the basic unworthiness of any particular member or members—even if that member is the officiating priest.

       What do we say concerning the Father's acceptance of the sacrificial offering of the individual Christian? Such an offering will be acceptable in proportion to the Christian's conformity in love to the Father's will. Again, Jungmann has words for us: "It follows that an interior immolation is required of the participants, at least to the extent of readiness to obey the law of God in its seriously obligatory commandments, unless this participation is to be nothing more than an outward appearance" (Roman Rite, p. 146).

       The last element of the eucharistic sacrifice, the meal, is, obviously, a very important part. The Eucharist as meal is a rich reality. It is the sign of Jesus' complete self-giving and, consequently, a sign of Jesus' fathomless love for us. This sign actually contains what it signifies. In the Eucharist, Jesus comes to us in his entirety. There is no holding back on his part; his boundless love for us results in boundless giving.

       If the Eucharistic meal is a sign of Jesus' self-giving, it is also a sign of our self-giving. In receiving divine food, we pledge ourselves to a deeper God-like existence. We pledge that, in love, we will strive for a more radical giving of ourselves to both God and others. Each eucharistic meal that we participate in is a new opportunity for a more perfect assimilation to Christ and his mysteries, especially the mysteries of death and resurrection. Each eucharistic meal that we participate in increases our responsibility to live Christ, that is, to more fully incorporate the Gospel ideal in all that we do.

       The fact that our participation in the eucharistic meal is a sign of our self-gift not only to God in Christ, but also to one another leads us to a consideration of the communal aspect of the meal. The eucharistic meal is a great sign and cause of our unity in Christ. Rahner maintains that "insofar as everyone participates in the same meal of Christ, who is the giver and the gift at the same time, the Eucharist is also the sign, the manifestation and the most real actualization of the church insofar as the church is and makes manifest the ultimate unity of all men in the Spirit, a unity which has been founded by God in grace" (Foundations of Christian Faith, p. 427). We are therefore to receive the one and same Christ, the implications of which are far-reaching. In receiving the one and same Christ we are actually pledging ourselves to unity both among ourselves and with all mankind. We are pledging ourselves to uproot from our hearts those attitudes that work against the building up of community in the Church and in the world. We are pledging ourselves to look upon others with a sense of respect, love, and even wonder as we marvel at how God's love has created and redeemed each one, at how the blood of Jesus has salvifically touched each one. Our participation in the eucharistic meal truly pledges us to these ideals. We, for our part, must ask ourselves whether we are actually assimilating these ideals. We must ask ourselves whether we are allowing the Eucharist to transform us into more loving and concerned persons, persons less and less influenced by forces that disrupt and tend to weaken and destroy communal unity.

 The discussion of the communal aspect of the eucharistic meal reminds us that the entire eucharistic sacrifice is a covenant act. What is covenant? In the context of salvation history, a covenant is an agreement, a bond, a union, a life relationship both between God and his people and among the people themselves. At the Last Supper, Jesus emphasized the covenant aspect of the Eucharist: "During the meal Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. 'Take this and eat it,' he said, 'this is my body.' Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them. 'All of you must drink from it,' he said, 'for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, to be poured out in behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins' " (Mt 26:26-28).

       When Jesus speaks of his blood as "the blood of the covenant," we are reminded that blood sealed or ratified the Mosaic covenant at Mt. Sinai. Moses sprinkled blood upon the altar, which represented God, and upon the Jewish people. Because blood was a distinctive symbol of life for the Jews, such an action had a deep significance for them. This action of Moses symbolized the sealing or ratification of the covenant—a new life relationship between Yahweh and the Jews.

       The blood of Jesus has also formed a covenant—the new covenant. In the shedding of his blood, Jesus has established a new life relationship between his Father and mankind. Forming a core focal point of redeemed mankind are the people of the new covenant, namely, the members of the Christian community, the Church. The Eucharist, in recalling and sacramentally re-enacting the shedding of Jesus' covenant blood, is the Church's great covenant act. The Eucharist sustains the life of the covenant, nourishes it, causes it to grow to greater maturity. Through participation in the eucharistic liturgy we should be growing in covenant attitudes—in a sense of community, in a deep love of the Church, in a desire to contribute our share to the building up of this Body of Christ. We should be learning to curb our selfishness because it deadens a dynamic concern for the Christian community and makes us a burden to the brethren. Participation in the Eucharist should also be curbing divisive jealousy, forming us more and more as persons who want to deeply love one another so that it can more often be said of us, "See those Christians, how they love one another." The Eucharist can more radically shape us according to these covenant attitudes if we allow it. We repent concerning the times we have resisted; we rejoice concerning the times we have opened ourselves to the Eucharist's transformative power.  end of excerpt


                R. We offer sacrifice for
                    (1) adoration
                    (2) thanksgiving
                    (3) petition
                    (4) satisfaction for sin –

                God calls religious to their vocation –
                    A religious must want to be obedient
                        to God – so they pray with a
                        willing heart.

                    A religious must listen to God –
                        They must listen to the calling
                        God has given to them in their particular
                        calling –

                For example in the Shepherds of Christ –

                    (1) We have the focus to spread devotion
                        to the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                    (2) Teach people about the Mass,
                        the morning offering, spread
                        the Blue Books, Fr. Carter's
                        books, Fr. Joe's books.

                    (3) Spread prayer chapters using
                        the prayers Jesus gave Fr. Carter.








                R. (4) Spread the rosary, consecration
                        to homes.

                    (5) Special prayer on 5ths and 13ths
                        and during retreats.

                    (6) Pray for the priests, the Church
                        and the world.

                Follow the direction God is giving you –

                In Sunday's first reading


1 Kings 19: 9, 11-13

There he went into a cave and spent the night there. Then the word of Yahweh came to him saying, 'What are you doing here, Elijah?'

Then he was told, 'Go out and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.' For at that moment Yahweh was going by. A mighty hurricane split the mountains and shattered the rocks before Yahweh. But Yahweh was not in the hurricane. And after the hurricane, an earthquake. But Yahweh was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, fire. But Yahweh was not in the fire. And after the fire, a light murmuring sound. And when Elijah heard this, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then a voice came to him, which said, 'What are you doing here, Elijah?'


                R. We see God spoke in the quiet whisper –

                We are to listen to God's call –

                Silence any voices from our past
                    that are willfulness, fighting,
                    wanting to be right, disobedience
                    to superior or spiritual director.

                Practice obedience – Fr. Carter always
                    obeyed his superiors –
                    Listen and pay attention to
                    those over you who have
                    authority – this takes putting
                    aside your agenda.

                God calls us to give and to receive in
                    love – to do all things for the
                    honor and glory of God –
                    for His purpose –

                What is God asking me to do - now –
                    in this hour and do it in
                    love – not too much of a thing,
                    not too little – as God is
                    directing me and
                    calling me to do –

                Say the examination of conscience –
                    take your spiritual pulse –
                    see how you are doing God's will –
                    Ask for forgiveness for your sins –
                    Tell the truth –

                Put all your hope in God –

                We must live with the desire to
                    be obedient – learn listening
                    and doing what God is asking
                    of us.

                Not fight our superiors, God for our
                    own agenda –

                We are always listening and doing
                    what is asked of us –

                We live to have a positive response –
                    not play negative, hateful tapes
                    of old in our head all day –

                A religious has given themselves to
                    God – they are to obey – listen
                    and do what is asked of them –

                Fighting superiors, doing your own
                    agenda in independence is wrong –

                What action did God call you to by
                    the superior? Did you put
                    aside your own agenda
                    and respond promptly as
                    you were told to do?

                Obedience – LISTEN – DO WHAT IS ASKED

                Put aside your own agenda –

                Practice this!

                Practice obedience!

                Practice listening!

                Practice doing what is asked –

                Practice listening – quieting the
                    voices of rebellion, argumentation,
                    disobedience in your mind.

                See yourself as a young child –
                    thinking of others – being
                    obedient, get in touch with
                    your heart –

                Listen to the situation that is
                    calling you to listen and
                    to do something a certain way.

                Religious need to practice obedience,
                    listening, acting and putting
                    aside their own agenda.

                Religious are to love their vocation –

                Mary loved being obedient to the
                    Father's will –

                We are to do our actions obediently
                    with a heart of love –

                Obedience – practice it –
                    Listen to those over us –
                    Do the action required the
                        way it was given –

                Practice obedience –

                Put aside your own agenda

                God's light can always be in us –
                    we pray God to come and dwell
                    in our hearts –
                    to focus on Him – His calling
                    to obedience and our joy
                    to please Him – like the
                    Virgin Mary did –
                    perfect handmaid of the Lord –

                Faith, hope and love are theological
                    virtues – we have to go to God
                    to have greater faith, hope and
                    love – infused in us at baptism –
                    We must remain in the state
                        of grace –

                Our interior life must be light –
                    we don't think in darkness –
                    we ask God to lift us up in love –

                And to have a center of light –

                Christ died on the cross in Perfect Peace.


Learn to Be Christ-like

October 10, 1993

Jesus: I want you present to others, loving and spreading My word. Child, it is pride to think you never get uptight. You must, in humility, accept your shortcomings and learn from them. How can you become closer to Me at every moment? How can you act more as I want you to? How can you become more holy? Strive to be holy as I am holy. Strive to act like Me in your stress. I died on the cross in perfect peace. You can have peace always if you stay fixed on Me and trusting in Me.

Every hard occasion is indeed a blessing to learn how I would act. If you do that which is so hard, it is divine. If you do that which you tend to do, but it makes you ashamed, that is human. Run and do not get weary. Fly on eagles' wings. Trust at every moment in the hardest battle when you are tired and under pressure. That is when you get the most grace. I know what the world would do. Do not be like this world, be like Me. Do that which is the hardest. That is whence the most grace and learning come.

How can I teach you My ways? I teach in trials. These are lessons you need to learn. Like taking a test, you can pass or fail. See that you do as I would do and it is passing the hardest test. It is the school of being most like Christ. Will you get a good grade on your test or will you go the easy way, the worldly way, crumble under duress and then crawl on your knees to Me, bowed down and asking for My forgiveness.

The way to Me is a hard way, but the rewards are great. All roads that lead to Me are paved with happiness, joy and peace. Other roads lead to misery and destruction. The way to Me is hard. It is turning the other cheek, it is smiling to those who are unloving and mean. It is being as I am, ready to do the holy thing at any time. What test have you been given today and how is your grade? Have you learned a valuable teaching from Me or are you upset with yourself for giving up a golden opportunity to be saintly? The world tells you to do to your brother before he does to you. Oh children, this is not My way. I stood and was silent when they persecuted Me. Oh little babies, the way of the world leads to hate, unrest, destruction. My ways are golden. They lead to peace, love and unity. I love you all so. Come to Me and I will give you My ways. My ways are hard, but the rewards are golden!

I love you.     end of excerpt

                R. Do not let your hearts be hard.

                Practice forgiveness –

                Practice being patient –

                Practice obedience to superiors and putting
                    aside your own agenda!

                We want to learn to give –
                    Love is giving –

                The more hard a heart becomes –
                    the more they can focus
                    on what was done cruelly to
                    them – all kinds of
                    energy for this and

                Refuse to give – to cooperate –
                    to see things through –

                People who were abused sexually
                    may hold on – try to own
                    and not work through
                    giving an accomplishment –

                Holding on, nursing anger, can
                    come from deep within because
                    of past abuse and can be
                    acted out where a person becomes
                    so stubborn to control and not
                    give what is needed to move
                    ahead –

                Life is about victory

                If a person was sexually abused
                    or physically abused,
                    verbally abused – they may
                    be full of rage and wanting
                    to get even, have revenge, be
                    un co-operative – hold out
                    and stop what needs to be
                    accomplished –

                Jesus says – Disobedience is
                    disobedience – learning obedience
                    to God's will is necessary to
                    go to heaven – Love is giving –

                Practice giving as you are called –
                    not having a hard, willful,
                    wounded, angry, disobedient
                    heart –

                God calls us to love our neighbor
                    as ourselves –

                We cannot treat our neighbor
                    those we have to work with
                    as enemies – so we can
                    work independent –

                God calls us to co-operate in
                    communities with others –

                Some have spent a life-time –
                    shutting others out and
                    being independent.

                It is time to practice giving
                    and co-operation with sisters
                    in a community.

                What does it profit a man to gain
                    the whole world and lose
                    his soul –

                God calls us to our vocation
                    as religious to work in
                    communities in co-operation
                    and obedience –

                People abused and living with secrets
                    about the truth – refusing
                    needed recovery, must admit
                    the truth about the situations
                    of the past and not continue
                    lying and controlling –

                It becomes a habit to lie and
                    control –

                The 8th Commandment

  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.


                R. Obedience is listening to God as
                    He calls us and doing what
                    He asks when and how
                    He asks it with love –

                People with a hard controlling
                    heart - need to practice
                    giving –
                    controlling and not giving
                        is practiced – it needs
                        to change to have a
                        heart like Jesus –

                No community can grow with selfish,
                    independent, arguing sisters
                    wanting their own way and
                    disobeying authority –

                Co-operation, giving, letting
                    go of things people think
                    they own, but belong to God –
                    must be let go of –

                God gives us light if we are open –
                We must open our heart to God –
                We listen to God and do what
                    He asks and put aside our
                    own agenda –

                We are in a process of becoming –
                    this means changing –
                    not fighting to control and
                    be independent of superior
                    and others in the community –

Psalm 95: 8

Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, 
as at the time of Massah in the desert, 


                R. Ask what does God ask of me?
                    How can I respond promptly?

                Let God fill our hearts with
                    Himself –
                    God is love

                How many times the Bible
                    addresses hardened hearts –

                Sisters are to be lights before people
                    and a good example of
                    holiness, generous,
                    filled with gratitude –

                Christ is our guide –
                    Not our willfulness –

                We must turn away from evil –

                In the Our Father it says:
                    "Deliver us from evil"

                In baptism it says
                    will you resist evil –
                    will you serve Christ
                    will you love your
                        neighbor as yourself!

                We live by the Scriptures
                We obey the commandments of God –

                We don't set our own agenda
                    and independence and
                    fight everybody while
                    we demand they obey us!

                We live in loving obedience
                    to those over us –

                We don't hold out in power or
                    damage things to prove
                    failure –

                We share God's love with all.

                When we obey our superiors
                    there is order –

                Disobeying our superiors is
                    willful and DISORDER
                    for all –

                Obedience is loving our neighbor
                    as our self –

                We don't argue, fight –
                    hold out mad, punish
                    the organization because
                    we demand our way –

                We put ourselves in God's hands –

                We give ourselves to God!

                We live obedience – not
                    talk about it!

                Obedience if from a holy,
                    willing heart and God
                    blesses us for this –

                Look at Jesus in the Garden –

                Jesus was obedient to His Father
                    to His death on the cross –

                R. We are motivated like Mary
                    to love to obey God's will –
                    Motivation –
                    Giving –

                We see how the people grumbled
                    against Moses and God
                    didn't like it after all
                    the gifts He gave them –
                    signs He showed them etc. –

                Jesus: Why would a religious
                    fight and grumble about
                    something they are asked
                    to do by their superior –

                Then grumbling, disobedience
                    grows to greater rebellion,
                    anger, independence –
                    this is the decadence of
                    a religious order
                    DISOBEDIENCE and DISORDER

                How can it stand when the
                    persons in charge under
                    authority FIGHT for their
                    WITH DISRESPECT
                    AND REBELLION –

                You miss the point


                You miss meditation of the cross –

                My teachings given as I shed
                    blood in the Garden –
                    My flesh being torn from
                        My body
                    My sufferings to teach this
                        lesson of obedience
                        and love –

                A mockery, I tell you –

                A mockery of a rebellious
                    religious – holding out –
                    persecuting others to get
                    their way –

                I will spit you out – for a
                    religious is to be pure and
                    gentle in heart like My
                    Mother and My Sacred Heart –

                I paid dearly to teach the message
                    of obedience and love --

                A mockery, I tell you --

                A mockery

                Religious are to be holy, obedient to superiors,
                    to God!!


August 15, 1995 
Feast of the Assumption

Before the Tabernacle

Rosary for Nuns and other Religious

Received from a live recording as Rita delivered these messages from Jesus and Mary
before a large group of sisters at a convent.

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.   Jesus:  I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Open wide your heart and let Me penetrate your heart with My abundant grace. My dear precious ones, how I long and thirst to be ever closer to your hearts. I wait at the door of your heart and I knock to come in, to be joined ever closer in such deep union with you, to shower My gentle love upon you. I am Jesus! I came to give you new life that you will have this life to the full. Open wide your heart and let Me in. Put aside all the distractions, all of the doubts, all of the worries of this day and let Me talk to you deeply in your heart. Let Me tell you the words of My love and tell you more and more of the mysteries of My life and My mother's life. I love you! I love you! I love you! I am waiting for a deeper love relationship with you, My beloved spouse.

2.   Jesus:  The seeds of time move exceedingly slow. You are My soldiers that I am sending into a world that has turned their hearts to stone. I give to you the mighty medicine, My abundant love to plant these seeds in the hearts of all that you touch. I am Jesus. As you dwell more and more in My Heart and My Mother's Heart, we live in this world through you. I love you! I love you! I love you! It is through the light in your eyes, the love in your heart that many hearts will be changed this day. Open your heart and let me fill you with My grace,  My burning love within your heart.

3.   Jesus:  Life is not life, if it is not rooted in Me.

4.   R.  See before you as clearly as possible, vividly, the picture of our beloved Jesus with His arms outstretched, His head crowned with thorns, the blood on His face and His body; His body withered and hanging from the cross. He gave the last beat of His Heart, the last drop of His blood. See Him, His withered body as it hung on the cross. Keep this picture in front of your eyes. As we meditate on these glorious mysteries, keep this picture vividly fixed in your mind. 

 5.   R.  Next to this picture, of Jesus' Crucifixion see the picture of Jesus as He rose on the third day, victorious from the Tomb. His glorified wounds, His body glistening in light. Our beloved Savior raised from the dead, victorious! Death has no power over Jesus. We see the withered body of Jesus hanging on the cross and next to this, we see Jesus triumphant on the third day. 

6.   R.  He has all the power. We go through our lives, a constant struggle and rising to new life. All through our day we go through these struggles and as we live in Him as He allows these events to happen in our lives, we rise more and more to life in Him. Every moment of our day, rising to new life as we become saturated more and more on our journey toward our final home in Heaven. Who are we that at Baptism, we are given a sharing in His life that we some day will be united in deepest union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for all eternity if we do what God wants us to do. The Rosary is the story of life. The life from the Father, in the Spirit, the life that God the Father sent Jesus into this world in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The Baby Jesus formed in Mary's womb, Jesus received this life for His little body from Mary, His Mother. The Rosary is the story of life. Life flows from the Father in the Spirit through the pierced Heart of Jesus in the Heart of Mary to us, as we carry His love to all those we touch. 

7.   R.  On the way to Emmaus, Jesus walked with two disciples and He accounted for them all the Scriptures that pertained to Him, from Moses and the early prophets. When they arrived at Emmaus He broke the bread and they recognized Him. Later they said, "Were not our hearts burning within us?" As He accounted for us the Scriptures we read the scriptures, we are given the Scriptures and the Mass. We are given the Sacraments -- we are given the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass. We are given these gifts. Jesus is alive! He wants us to be saturated with His grace. The disciples on the way to Emmaus said, "Were not our hearts burning within us?" As He accounted for us the Scriptures, Jesus is giving to us these messages to help us to be filled with His grace in our hearts. Jesus loves; He loves each one of us with the tenderest, gentlest love and He is calling out in these Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to share more and more about Their lives with us as it flows in our hearts. He wants us to know that He is alive and outpouring His life to us.

8.   R.  On Ascension Thursday, I had such an experience and Jesus called out, "I am alive! I am alive! I am alive! The emotion that I experienced and the sufferings; not sufferings that hurt, but great joy to hear His words. For He bids me to tell you how He is alive, and for three days I cried to hear what He said and to experience what I experienced. Jesus Christ IS truly the Son of God. The same Jesus that walked the earth and hung on the cross, and was carried in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ is in this room truly present in His Divinity and humanity. He is calling out from the Tabernacle for us to come and to unite in deeper and deeper union with Him. For He longs, He thirsts and He waits for our love. He stands by the door of our hearts and He calls out, "I am alive! I am truly present in the Eucharist. I dwell in your hearts. Minute by minute, second by second I am dwelling within you; when you are in the state of grace, in a special way." Who are we that God dwells in us? The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us when we are baptized and in the state of grace. If we could see our own graced soul, to see the beauty of this soul filled with His life. We are given such gifts. Are not our hearts burning within us? Are we not crying out, Jesus is alive! Why do we not stand on the roof top and shout to this world that is suffering and in pain, "the medicine is the love of God." He is alive and we have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we have the Sacraments. We have the priests. We have you beautiful sisters. We are given such gifts. The Rosary is the story of His life and Jesus is alive! We share in His life through baptism. Are not our hearts burning within us that the Almighty God unites with us? Who are we that God loves us so much? This is the story of His life. Jesus Christ came to this earth. He lived and He died. He gave His flesh and His blood and He remains with us this day in greatest love calling out from the Tabernacle, "I am alive! I am alive! I am alive! I love you! I love  you!  I love you!" Do we not hear His words, His tender words of love? This is how Jesus loves. He is the bridegroom of our souls.

9.   Song:  Are Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us

 10.  Jesus:  My dear special sisters, you are chosen by Me, My beloved spouse. I am waiting and longing  to unite ever closer to your heart. I love you with a burning love. I want you to love Me with a heart that is filled with burning love. I am waiting for you. Come to Me in silence. Let Me speak to you as you sit before My Tabernacle, I outpour to you more and more My abundant life. As you are filled more and more with My grace, you understand greater insights into My divine mysteries. I am giving to you a sharing in My life. Each day you understand deeper and deeper these mysteries. The mystery of My love for you. I am Jesus. I love you! I love you! I love you! I am sending you into a world that is filled with many hearts that are turning cold and hard. They are suffering. They are your brothers. Stay rooted firmly in the burning flames in My Heart. You are My beloved sisters, the stars in the sky. I have called you and I want to unite to you deeper and deeper in My love.

Song:  "Come Holy Spirit, Come Holy Spirit....." to be sung after each decade.


The Ascension of Jesus 

1.  R.  It is in Baptism that we share in His life and we are commissioned to go forth to carry the Gospel Message. To live His life, death and resurrection in our lives as we dwell more and more in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us in a special way when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace.

2.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.  Luke 24: 50-53

3.   Jesus:  I come to you My beloved ones, with a Heart that is burning and filled with My divine love. I give to you a sharing in My  life. You were commissioned in Baptism to go into this world and carry out the work that I have begun. My dear ones, My dear sisters, so precious to My Heart filled with burning love, come to Me, for I am waiting and longing for your love.

4.   R.  We see the apostles; simple men. We see Peter as he denied Jesus three times. They slept in the Garden. We see that they were men that lived and walked with Jesus, yet they had faults. These were the men  that He chose to start His Church. 

Jesus:  Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build My church.

5.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

6.   Jesus:  My beloved ones, The word is mission. I send you into this world My soldiers to go forth and to spread My love. The days here are short. They seem to linger, but the batting of an eye and your life is ended. I call you to love, love of God, love of one another. Many souls are suffering and in pain. They are your brothers. I ask you to love as I have loved you, to pray every day to the Father in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Spirit with Mary your Mother to pray  for the souls of  your brothers and to offer up all of your actions done in accordance to the Father's Will. Done in great love. Such a strong prayer -- Live in the Father's Will. Unite your prayers as offering to the Father through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for your brothers, for the souls in Purgatory. This world is suffering and in pain. You must pray as you have never prayed before. I am Jesus. I am calling to you with whatever your state in life is at this moment to be an apostle of prayer, to spend your days living in the Father's Will with love, performing all your actions for your suffering brothers and sisters.

 7.   Jesus:  Prayers, My dear ones, can stop wars. Pray to your Father, pray with all your hearts. I call for a love relationship with you, that you will love Me with your whole heart, your whole soul and your whole being, not words that you recite, but a consecration to My Heart and to the Heart of My beloved Mother. I am Jesus.  I am waiting for you all My dear ones, as I hung on the cross, My arms outstretched. The nails penetrating My hands and My feet. The thorns had punctured My head. My dear ones, I gave My All!  But My greatest sufferings was not what you see when you look at the cross, the wounds that covered My body. My greatest sufferings were the sufferings of My Heart for the indifference, the neglect, the sacrileges committed against My Heart. For I would have suffered more for My beloved souls. I love! I love! I love each and every precious soul! I shed My blood for each soul. Each precious soul created by the Father, loved dearly by Him. Will you not pray for your beloved brothers? All of your days is a prayer for this world that is suffering and in pain. I am crying out to you My beloved ones. You are My apostles that I am sending into this world to spread My love.  You cannot march on this world. You must pray with all your heart. You are My chosen ones. I AM JESUS! I love you with the deepest love.

 8.   R.  Jesus gave to us His beloved Mother to mother us. She mothers us more than any earthly mother. She leads us on our way; our way to our home in Heaven. Jesus ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for us in our true home. He gave to us His Mother, to mother us, to mother the Church.

9.   R.  Let our hearts be filled with such joy for the great gifts that we are given. The sharing in His life through baptism, He loves His Church. He gives us the Mass, the Sacraments. He loves His priests, the religious. Let us thank the Almighty God for the gift of His life, the fact that we can share in this. That the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us when we are baptized and in the state of grace. Dear God thanks for your grace poured out through the Church to us. Who are we that God the Father so loved this world that He sent His only begotten Son into this world? We are loved so far beyond our comprehension.

 10.  R.  Let us bow and bend low and kiss the ground before the Tabernacle, for the Almighty God, Jesus Christ, the Son of God is truly present in this room, the same as the day He carried His cross on His back. If we saw Jesus walk across this room, we would be in awe. He remains in this room with us. He gives Himself to us in the Holy Eucharist. We unite in deepest union with the Almighty God and His Divinity and humanity, His true presence. Are not our hearts burning within us? God gives Himself to us.


The Descent of the Holy Spirit

 1.  "When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.   Acts 2: 1-4

2.  R.  These were the men that were filled with fear. When the Holy Spirit descended upon them, they were transformed from fear to fearlessness. They went out to preach the Gospel message. They saw Jesus die. They saw Him after He rose. They saw Him ascend into Heaven. Peter, who had denied Jesus, now went out and he went from town to town fearlessly preaching the love of God. 

But many of those who had listened to their message became believers; the total number of men had now risen to something like five thousand.  Acts 4: 4

R.  He went from town to town and He healed the sick. He knew Jesus was alive. I heard Him call out, "I am alive!  I am alive!  I am alive!" He calls to us this day to go out into this world and to be fearless soldiers and to preach the Gospel message, the message of His love. We have the greatest gift to give to this world; the love of God alive in our hearts.

3.  R.  They were locked in prison and they got out singing. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit live within us when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace, dwell within us at every single second. The more we realize this, the more we are not afraid. The more we have the fearlessness of the apostles. If the sun ceases to shine and the earth shakes, I know that I am never alone. God is inside of me every single second, with the deepest love if I am baptized and in the state of grace. As I breathe, as I live, He lives in me and I am united to Him. No matter what goes on around us, we are never alone.

 4.  Jesus:  The sun may not shine, the earth may shake. My dear, dear ones, I am alive and I am with you this day. Open wide your hearts and let Me penetrate your hearts. I want hearts that are burning, in love. Hearts that are filled with fire. Pray to the Holy Spirit to transform you from fear to fearlessness, to fill your hearts with the fire of God's love. My dear ones, you are given such great gifts of sharing in My divine life and My divine love. My precious sisters, chosen by Me for a special mission, I love you! I love you! I love you! Dearly I love you and wait by the door of your heart. Rid yourselves of any of the walls that are keeping you from a close union with Me. Remove all of the debris in your hearts, any resentment, anger that keeps you from deeper union with Me. Trade any bitterness in your heart for a heart that is filled with My Divine love. I want your hearts holy My dear ones. Hearts that are on fire and filled with love. Hearts that sing with the love of God.  Hearts that love; love God and love one another. I am giving to you, My abundant life. I am filling you with great graces. As you are filled, you will march forth into this world and carry this love in your being. As you are in your hearts, so shall you be in this world. Make hearts sing with the love of God. I am alive! I am alive! I am alive! I live in your hearts this day.

 5. Song:  A Song from Jesus

 6. Song:  I Love You, Jesus

 7. Song:  Come Holy Spirit

Jesus: My beloved sisters, I am outpouring to you My grace. I share with you My abundant grace. I ask you to open wide your hearts. Let me penetrate your soul.  Come to Me. Remove any walls and know My Divine love. I am alive. For I am longing and yearning to be closer and closer to you.

September 4, 2004

8. R. See the face of Jesus as He hung on the cross, His head crowned with thorns, the dripping blood on the side of His face. See His arms outstretched as He hung for three hours to His brutal death. His body wounded, and His hands penetrated with the nails. See Him! This is the love that He gave His All. This is how He loves! He gave His flesh, His blood and in greatest love for us, He remains with us this day as He gave Himself on the cross.  He gives Himself to us in the Holy Eucharist and as the priest raises up the Host, I hear Him call out, "This is MY BODY! This is MY BLOOD!" Then He says, "I want hearts that are on fire for love of Me.  This is the love that I give to you. Come to Me, My beloved ones. Trust. My Heart is on fire for love of you. SAY Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in You.


April 5, 2001

 9. R. The wind may blow and the sun may cease to shine, but in our hearts we know the presence of the Almighty God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that live within us and dwell within us. This is life, the presence of His life in us. His burning love in our hearts. We are given such gifts through baptism.

 10. Song: Come Holy Ghost

Jesus: I love you! I love you! I love you! My beloved sisters, I am longing for deeper and deeper union with your hearts.


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

 1. "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  Revelation 12: 1

2. R. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph and the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign, and there will be an era of peace. The Father chose Mary from all women to be the  Mother of God. God the Father sent His Son, Jesus into this world, in the Virgin Mary. How favored this beautiful daughter of the Father, that He chose Mary to be the instrument whereby He sent His Son into this world. This tells us of the great love that the Father has for the Virgin Mary. 

3.  R.  Life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit into the Child Jesus through the Heart of Mary. The Rosary is the story of life. For two mysteries of the Rosary, we meditate on the Child Jesus within the womb of His mother; in Mary. The Father loved Mary so much that He chose her to be the mother of Jesus. The Child Jesus in the womb of His Mother receives His life from Mary's Heart. 

 4.  R.  He nursed at the breast of His mother and received His life from His mother. Mary is our mother.  Mary is the Mediatrix of all grace. From the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus flows this life. Through the Heart of Mary, pierced invisibly seven times, and this life flows to us. God calls us to be an instrument to reach others.

 5.  R.  Let us dwell in the Heart of the Virgin Mary. For she dwells in the Heart of her Son. As deeply as we dwell in her heart and in His Heart, we are saturated deeply in His grace. Who are we that we were given such gifts, that we partake in His divine life?

 6.  R.  Do you feel this life within you, in your soul penetrating your being as we are saturated more and more and at every Mass? Each word of the Mass receives more and more meaning as it becomes more and more alive. As we know them more and more, each word of the Scriptures has so much more meaning as we grow to such radiance -- being saturated more and more with His grace -- an endless source that is never exhausted  Our union in eternity depends on the saturation of our life here below. 

 7.  R.  As we dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary saturated with this life, this is our little eternity here. The most important thing in our life is our union with Them. As we become one in Him, as we live in Him, through Him and with Him, everything in our life works out more and more according to the Father's Plan.

 8.  R.  He came to give us life that we would have life to the full. We must strive to live according to the Father's Will, always doing His Will. The Father has a plan for each one of us uniquely created and so special to Him. Each one of us, His beloved creation. He loves us so much. In this union with God lies our peace and joy.

 9.  Mary:  My children, My children, My dear little children. Come to my heart. Come and dwell in my heart.  I will bathe you in my love as the Holy Spirit transforms you more and more into the image of my Son. As you are transformed into His image, you are united more with your Heavenly Father. I am Mary, your mother.  Come and dwell in my heart. As you dwell in Our Hearts, you will be God's instrument to spread His love to all.

 10.  Mary:  You are in a battle this day between good and evil. The forces of satan are so strong, my dear little children. You must come to Our Hearts and dwell in Our Hearts for the times will become much more difficult. It is in dwelling in Our Hearts and realizing the presence of the Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit within you that you'll be strong soldiers and filled with peace in the deepest struggles and difficulties. You will progress more and more in your life united more deeply to God. You shall dwell and live in Our Hearts. I am Mary, your mother. My dear little children, how gently and tenderly I care for you. I protect you and spread my mantle over you this day. On this special feast of the Assumption, come to my Heart. Consecrate your heart to my Heart. Give your all, my dear little ones. For the rewards that you will receive outweigh any of your expectations.


The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1.  R.  At the Holy Spirit Center, the windows in the Rosary Chapel are the Rosary. As we receive more and more of these meditations and these messages on the rosary, the windows are so alive to me. To look at the windows, I am filled with such joy. For I love more and more Jesus and Mary, and I love to meditate on Their lives. I love the fifteenth window, Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and earth, and Jesus is crowning her, and the Father is above and so is the Holy Spirit. I want to be so united with God forever in heaven. I am so filled with joy when I look at that window. Fr. Carter called dwelling in Their Hearts our little heaven on earth. We are saturated more and more with His grace the more we go to Him in love in the Sacraments, we want to be with Him forever and ever in heaven.

Song:  Eyes Have not Seen

2.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.  Revelation 12: 1-2

R.  In the reading this morning they talked about the dragon appearing. We are living in this world and the forces of satan are pressing down. Mary is the new Eve, and Jesus the new Adam.

3.  R.  Satan prowls through this earth trying to devour all the souls that he can. I see the Blessed Mother over and over again. Her beautiful face as she calls out for the little children that are going to be lost to the fires of hell to see her face and to hear her saying this, "My dear little children will be lost to the fires of hell. Pray as you have never prayed before. I beg you -- I beg you to pray. I am your mother!" I hear her say this every time we do The Finding in the Temple for she lost her Child in the Temple and so many of the children are lost this day. She begs us with her motherly Heart and her beautiful face to pray.

4.  Mary:  You, my dear children are the children of the Light. You are going into battle. Satan intends to devour as many souls as he can. You are My soldiers that I am sending into the fields to spread My light in the darkness. I am filling you abundantly with My love, my motherly love. You are showered with abundant grace. My dear ones, your hearts filled with the fire of the love of God and you will shine as lights in the darkest night. Open your heart and receive all the gifts that are being outpoured to you. Time is urgent. The place is set. Many of my little children will lose their souls and be condemned to the fires of hell. I am begging you to pray. Pray from your heart. Pray with a heart that is on fire for the love of God. My little children will be doomed forever and ever. Pray! My Son Jesus came to this earth to save each and every soul.

5.  R.  The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumphant, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign when our hearts are joined to Their Hearts. Let us pray every prayer to the pure and tender heart of our mother praying in Mary's Heart. With her love for the Father, all the memories that she has in her Heart of the Son. All the love that she has for the Son and the Holy Spirit. Let us pray from her heart and LOVE with her Heart, love God and love one another with a pure and tender heart.

Jesus:  Pray through the heart of My beloved Mother.

6.  Jesus:  I come to give you life, that you will have life to the full. Release yourselves. Let Me fill your hearts with My grace.

7.  Jesus:   The batting of an eye, the dropping of a pin and your life is over on this earth. My dear ones, your true home is in Heaven. Live your lives in accordance to the Father's Will. With love, always love. Love God.  Love one another. Strive to be holy as the Saints, living ordinary lives, but lives of holiness. Lives of love. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior. Come to My Heart and I will teach you the ways of My love.

8.  Song:  I Know Your Love a Little Now

R.  Jesus, teach us the ways of Your Heart. Fill us Your life, that we may know more Your Ways.

9.  R.  As I walked I knew the presence of the Almighty God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit within my heart. I do not want to ever lose that state of grace by mortal sin. I realize this presence within me; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God walks with me, God is in me. In my every prayer I am united with God. My heart is filled with greatest joy. The Almighty God lives in me. Who am I that God loves me so much?

10.  Jesus:  You, My beloved one are My child. I love you! I love you! I love you! Come and dwell in My Heart. I am waiting and longing to be so close to you. Open wide your heart and let Me fill you with My life. As you go to the Heart of My mother, as you model your lives after My mother, you will grow more and more in holiness. If you love and serve your God as He wants, someday soon you will be in the courts of Heaven in deepest union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit united to all the angels and saints and your hearts will sing. You will know the presence of the Almighty God.

Song:  Come give me life, abundant life. I thirst to be with thee.

Glory Be



                Given October 29, 2016

                R. Please spread blessed holy water
You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
                with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
                in your yard, around your house,
                in the state you live in.

                And ask God to bless your state
                Ask God to bless the United States

                Pray all prayers through the intercession of
                    Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.

                Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
                    to help with the blessed water.

                Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
                    in Ohio and Florida.


 Give the gift that Counts
this Christmas!




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A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
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The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
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Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
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So Deep Is the Love of His Heart. Author: Rita Ring.
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He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
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He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part B Author: Rita Ring.
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He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part C Author: Rita Ring.
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Intimacy with God by Rita Ring
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See thru the Eyes of Mary. Author: Rita Ring and Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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The Mass and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
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God's Blue Book 10 - This is My Body
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God's Blue Book 11 - Showers of His Grace
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Solidarity In Chirst
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God the Father Speaks After Clearwater
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Mary Mother of the Eucharist
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Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
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Mysteries of Light
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. Cycle B   for 2017/2018 


Guiding Light - The Soul Who Could  
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. Cycle A   for 2016/2017   


Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform, Cycle C for 2015/2016
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year (2011/2012)
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B     The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A    The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B    At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C    In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15


Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

Here are all the products in this category:

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response in Christ
Fr. Edward J. Carter gives to the modern Christian a message that will sustain him.
$ 10.00
Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
$ 10.00

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.)    One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life    From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book  and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00

Priestly Newsletter — 2000 #1 — CD.Christ is Our Strength — Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our—selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10


Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
  Holy Spirit Novena by: Rita Ring
  $ 1.00
  plus postage

 Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1


  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00 
plus postage

  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50 
plus postage

Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.


Fr. John J. Pasquini

Light, Happiness, & Peace
Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00 plus postage

This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into the spiritual life    an awakening of deeper life IN HIM. Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book. Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City “I am sure that this book, Light, Happiness and Peace through a discussion on traditional Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.” $10

In Imitation of Two Hearts
Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

In Imitation of Two Hearts — Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts — the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini — help the person suffering to know more deeply the pascal mystery of death/resurrection. President of the Pontifical Council for Health $10

Authenticity — Prayers and Meditations Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Authenticity, the Yellow Book of prayers by Fr. John Pasquini, can lead the soul into deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, can lead to greater love of Mary which leads to the unitive life and greater holiness. The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini is to help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life. Apostolic Nuncio – Archbishop – Philippines “With Authenticity, much is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.” $10

Medicine of Immortality
Prayers and Meditations for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

“In Medicine of Immortality, Father John Pasquini offers his readers the richness of Catholic devotional prayer, the wisdom of the Fathers and, most of all, the fruits of his own prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their love for the Lord, who sustains the life of His Church through the precious gift of His Body and Blood.” Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago $10

Ecce Fides
Pillar of Truth — Dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Ecce Fides is a work dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit. "It is important that we (as people of God) return to the source of life, our faith, which is usefully exposed in this volume, and take it out to our contemporaries, evangelizing them and their cultures and inculturating the Gospel." Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City $10


Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters
Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini

$ 35.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ, a book of Spirituality Newsletters, is a compilation of the first nine newsletters from Fr. John J. Pasquini begining in August 2006. The Newsletter has been circulated to the priests and hierarchy spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, promoting love for the Eucharist, greater love for the Church, the Priesthood, Mary and the Holy Spirit, the Mass, Prayer, and greater intimate relationship with God. $35

Statues/Religious Items




 Statues, Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your home or place of worship.




Special 12" Holy Family Statue with Glass
 Ivory gowns with gold trim.
$ 200.00
plus shipping


Special 12" Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.

$ 100.00
each plus shipping


Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
White gown with gold trim.
$ 100.00 each plus shipping


  Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
Ivory gown with gold trim.
  $ 100.00 each plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.
$ 60.00 each plus shipping

Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping


  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping



  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping





Give the gift that keeps giving.


Blue Book 1 & 2 – $4.00 each plus postage



Blue Books 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6A, B, C, 3 – 
$3.00 each plus postage


Blue Books 4 & 5 –$2.00 each plus postage


Blue Books 14, 15 & 16 –$5.00 each plus postage


The more you use the Blue Books and
    become one with Jesus – more
    intimate with Jesus –
    the more your lives are a blessing and
    everything you do in life can help
    to bring down great grace for the world
    because of your being so
    one with Jesus.


Guiding Light Homily Book Series

Fr. Joe’s Books

Cycle A –
Steadfast to the Son

Cycle B –
Focusing on the Word

Cycle C

Feed My Soul

Cycle A
Inspired to be Genuine

4 for $20 plus postage of $6.95 


These books can be given to:

1) All Priests

       2) Good for Music Ministers
       3) Good for DRE's
       4) Good for Deacons
       5) Good for Principals of Schools
       6) Good for Teachers
       7) Good for Mom and Dads



                Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 17 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple
, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.



 The Wedding Rosary 

Crystal Image Rosary

$40 plus shipping


Original Image Rosary

8mm glass beads
in a matching gift box

$40 plus shipping



Give the gift that counts.

                Give to your priests Fr. Carter's Books plus postage.

Tell My People                    $5.00
Response to God's Love    $8.00
Response in Christ              $8.00



Old Mass Books with the Imprimatur 
$2.00 plus postage


New Mass Book with Imprimatur   
$8.00 plus postage


New Parents & Children's Book with the Imprimatur
$8.00 plus postage


Fr. Joe's Cycle A – Steadfast to the Sun – Starts in Advent
$5.00 plus postage

Give the gift that keeps on giving!

Give to your priest.

Fr. Carter's Priestly Newsletters Book II
$6.00 plus postage


Get a canvas print of Mary's image
with a sliver of glass and a little
bottle of Jesus and Mary water.
The glass will be fixed behind the
back of the picture.
$200.00 plus postage



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