Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests
with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

January 10, 2003

January 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for January 11th is Joyful.


Father Carter and Rita Ring
are the only messengers for the
Shepherds of Christ Movement.



Rita Ring will be in China, Indiana

on January 13, 2003

There will be a special prayer service
at 12:00 p.m. on the 13th.

Eucharistic adoration: January 12th-14th
ending with Mass on the 14th at 12 noon


Nursing Home Videos
4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 are available 
and can be purchased.


  The store in China



A Spiritual Bouquet

for Valentine's Day

Suggested Donation $2.00




New Blue Books available
for $10 plus shipping






January 10, 2003


January 10, 2003 message continues

Mary speaks:
      I love my children so very much.
                            I am Mary your Mother.
                            I love you my children, more than
                                you love your own children.
                            I am a Mother of love.


January 6, 2003


January 10, 2003 message continues

Mary speaks:
      I appear to tell you how much
                                I love you and to lead you
                                to my Son Jesus.

                            Pray for the bishops, archbishops and cardinals
                                and the pope.

                            Please continue praying for them.

                            Consecrate the Church and the
                                world to the Sacred Heart and
                                Immaculate Heart.




Excerpt from Newsletter 2000 Issue 1

Our sense of weakness is not a paralyzing one. It does not hinder our performance of duty. On occasion, athletes and other performers may, for various reasons, feel very inadequate regarding the exercise of their particular skill. The sense of inadequacy, in turn, can detract from performance. In the spiritual life, however, our sense of weakness does not impair our capacity to function as Christians. On the contrary. If, sensing our helplessness, we increasingly abandon ourselves to Christ, we act with greater spiritual vitality. We do this with a basic peace of which the world knows not. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, one of the greatest apostles of devotion to the Heart of Christ, speaks about this peace and its connection with surrender to Christ and His strength. In one of her letters she says: "Try especially to preserve peace of heart... The way to preserve this peace is not to have a will of our own any more, but to put the will of the Sacred Heart in the place of ours, and let Him will for us whatever gives Him the most glory, being content to submit and abandon ourselves. In a word, this loving Heart will supply whatever is wanting in you. He will love God for you, and you will love God in Him and through Him." 2

Note: 2. The Letters of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, translated by Clarence Herbst, S.J., Henry Regnery Company, p. 186.


Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart
    given to St. Margaret Mary: 

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their homes.
  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.
  5. I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.


13th Promise
given to Father Carter

Jesus speaks:  "I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- July 31, 1994


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         May the grace of God be with all of us.

                            Oh God we are given special
                                grace at baptism — 
                                Oh God we are given a
                                sharing in Your life at baptism.

                            We cannot be afraid —
                            We live to die so we will be
                                with Him forever in heaven.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Jesus came a baby in the stable,
                                Jesus died on the cross —
                                Jesus rose the third day.

                            God comes to give us this
                                special sharing in His life.

                            Remember the waters of baptism.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         In the mysteries of light we
                                meditate on Christ being
                                baptized by John in
                                the Jordan.

                            John 11: 25-26

Jesus said: 

I am the resurrection. 
Anyone who believes in me, 
    even though that person dies, will live, 
and whoever lives and believes in me 
will never die. 
Do you believe this?


...Do not let your hearts be troubled 
        or afraid.
John 14:27


Jesus speaks:      I have given you abundant grace
                                when you pray My prayers, 
                                the Shepherds of Christ prayers,
                                I promise to take you deeper 
                                into My heart.

Messenger:         Oh God I love You so much.


Wisdom 3: 1-9

Destinies of the good and bad compared

But the souls of the upright are in the hands of God, 
and no torment can touch them. 
To the unenlightened, they appeared to die, 
their departure was regarded as disaster, 
their leaving us like annihilation; 
but they are at peace. 
If, as it seemed to us, they suffered punishment, 
their hope was rich with immortality; 
slight was their correction, great will their blessings be.
God was putting them to the test 
and has proved them worthy to be with him; 
he has tested them like gold in a furnace, 
and accepted them as a perfect burnt offering. 
At their time of visitation, they will shine out; 
as sparks run through the stubble, so will they. 
They will judge nations, rule over peoples, 
and the Lord will be their king for ever. 
Those who trust in him will understand the truth, 
those who are faithful will live with him in love; 
for grace and mercy await his holy ones, 
and he intervenes on behalf of his chosen.

Psalm 23 

The good Shepherd

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
In grassy meadows he lets me lie.

By tranquil streams he leads me
    to restore my spirit.
He guides me in paths of saving justice
    as befits his name.

Even were I to walk in a ravine as dark as death
I should fear no danger, for you are at my side.
Your staff and your crook are there to soothe me.

You prepare a table for me
    under the eyes of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup brims over.

Kindness and faithful love pursue me
    every day of my life.
I make my home in the house of Yahweh
    for all time to come.




                                    Luke 1: 46-55

                    The Magnificat

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.




                                Psalm 15: 2-5

The guest of Yahweh

Psalm Of David

Whoever lives blamelessly, 
who acts uprightly, 
who speaks the truth from the heart, 
who keeps the tongue under control, 

who does not wrong a comrade, 
who casts no discredit on a neighbour, 
who looks with scorn on the vile, 
but honours those who fear Yahweh, 

who stands by an oath at any cost, 
who asks no interest on loans, 
who takes no bribe to harm the innocent. 
No one who so acts can ever be shaken.


Philipians 3: 20-21

But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery.


Psalm 147: 12-20

Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem, 
Zion, praise your God. 

For he gives strength to the bars of your gates, 
he blesses your children within you, 
he maintains the peace of your frontiers, 
gives you your fill of finest wheat. 

He sends his word to the earth, 
his command runs quickly, 
he spreads the snow like flax, 
strews hoarfrost like ashes, 

he sends ice–crystals like breadcrumbs, 
and who can withstand that cold? 
When he sends his word it thaws them, 
when he makes his wind blow, the waters are unstopped. 

He reveals his word to Jacob, 
his statutes and judgements to Israel. 
For no other nation has he done this, 
no other has known his judgements.


John 14: 1-6

Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
You trust in God, trust also in me. 
In my Father’s house 
    there are many places to live in; 
otherwise I would have told you. 
I am going now to prepare a place for you,
and after I have gone 
    and prepared you a place, 
I shall return to take you to myself, 
so that you may be with me 
where I am. 
You know the way 
    to the place where I am going. 

    Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: 

I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. 
No one can come to the Father 
    except through me. 



January 10, 2003 message continues

Jesus speaks:      My people,
                                How many seeds will you plant
                                    that will continue to bear
                                    fruit when you are gone.



Excerpt from January 1, 2003


                      I saw myself in a casket.
                      It was very freeing —
                        my only sorrow was that I did not do
                        more to reach His precious souls and I
                        was so afraid of what people thought
                        when He gave me so many messages,
                        visions and experiences and
                        I put so much emphasis on what people
                        thought and did not speak out more
                        the truths He revealed to me.


January 10, 2003 message continues

Jesus speaks:      I am Jesus, the Son of God,
                            I give Myself to you, I love
                                you so very much.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Jesus speaks:      I give you Myself in the Eucharist.
                            I long for you to come to Me.

                            I want you to be with Me forever
                                in heaven.

                            You are born and then you
                                die, I want you to be
                                with Me forever in heaven.
                                I love you so much.

Messenger:         I have been taken into so many ecstasies
                                We were created to be with Him.
                                Our souls seek God.
                                Knowing God, more and more, 
                                    gives us such pleasure.
                                God fills our stalking soul.

                                We were created by Him.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:              He is the Creator.

                                We are the creatures.

                                Jesus, the New Adam, gives us
                                    Himself. He gives us His
                                    Body and His Blood.

                                God loves us so very much.

                            Oh God my desire is for completeness
                                in You in heaven for all eternity.

                            Jesus talked to the Apostles to prepare

                            Jesus talked to the Apostles so they
                                would know about Him and
                                know about heaven.

                            At Mass we use bread and wine —
                                it becomes the Body and Blood
                                of Jesus —

                            We receive God, truly present in
                                the Eucharist.



John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.


Messenger:         At the Consecration I unite to all of heaven
                                and I am united to the souls of the earth.

                            I am so one in the Sacrifice being offered
                                and I pray so hard for grace to be
                                released for the priests, the Church
                                and the world.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         I want it to last and last —

                            I want the grace to be outpoured




Excerpts from Mass Book 2

~ April 28, 2000 ~

    So good is our God to give us this visible sign. My heart hungers and thirsts for Him in this great gift given.

    Today at the consecration of the Mass the priest consecrated the Host in a silver dish. My heart longs to see the beautiful white consecrated Host so much I could hardly stand it, I desired it so much. He lifted the dish and took out the beautiful consecrated Host and a see-through Host the same size appeared above the Host. I often see a small transparent halo surrounding the top of the Host. This appeared as such:

    I had such a burning in my heart to see the consecrated Host and I heard the words "are not our hearts burning within us."

    My heart ached with joy and wanting to be in this ecstatic state forever, but I was so aware of souls and the Sacrifice being offered, longing to be so one with Jesus as I dwell in Mary’s pure Heart, so that my heart would be so deeply united to Jesus’ in this Holy Sacrifice to the Father.

    I want so much in that moment of consecration. I want my sacrifice united to His so deeply so that grace will be outpoured for our needs. I beg and I cry for the souls in the world, all of us who so desperately need God’s grace and mercy.

    Oh, I want to offer such a Holy Sacrifice from the depth of my soul for grace and help from God. Oh, God, I am so sorry for our sins. Oh God, oh God, help us, I plead and I beg and I cry, I want it so much. I want all souls to love Him as I love Him and to unite in this Sacrifice as holy little children of the Father, pleading to God for help.

end of April 28, 2000 writing  


~ On April 3, 1996, at All Saints Church I wrote: ~

    I was at All Saints, April 3, at the 6:45 a.m. Mass. At 7:00 a.m. the bells rang at the Consecration of the Mass. The Sacrifice of Calvary rings out all over the world and I can be joined at every moment to this Sacrifice. We unite to this Sacrifice praying for ourselves and our brothers. The bell tolls at every moment I live. Whether I am doing dishes, being with my family, or whatever, I make this my offering united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered around the world. I make my Morning Offering. United to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being celebrated around the world, I give myself completely to the Father in the name of Jesus in the Holy Spirit with all the angels and saints. I make this offering of my life to help in the salvation of souls. My offering is most pure and holy as I unite to the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    What is pleasing to my Father is that at every second I am trying to live in His will operating in love. My heroic or mundane tasks are most important as I give them in sacrifice united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    I live in this way, always united to the sacrifice of Calvary being made sacramentally present on our altars around the world through the hands of His beloved priests.

    This is the moment of sacrifice. The bells toll all over the earth and Christ, Chief-Priest and Victim, gives Himself in the Mass through the hands of the priest. I give myself in love to help in the work of redemption.


~ From April 3, continued ~

    We unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to help in the work of redemption of souls.

    This is the secret of the contemplative in action. He hears the bell toll and realizes at every moment of his life that he is united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and helping in the act of redemption in his very living. He gives himself as a sacrifice, living according to God’s will.

    The contemplative in action unites in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass wherever it is being offered around the world and becomes one in that offering. The Father looks down and sees the Sacrifice of His Son. This is the most pleasing offering we can make to the Father, the offering of His Son. This is for the redemption of souls.

    Christ lives in us in the world today. We give ourselves selflessly in love. We model our lives after the great gift of love -- Jesus giving Himself as a Sacrifice for us that we might be saved.

    Heaven unites with earth in the Sacrifice that continues in the Mass around the world. Our lives are joined in celebration of Christ’s redemptive act for the salvation of mankind.

 end of April 1996 writings 


~ March 10, 1999 ~

Consumed by the Fire of His Love in the Mass

    I adore You, I worship You my beauteous God. I loved Him so intently in this Mass, wanting only to worship and adore Him. My focus was worshipping my beauteous Father. My soul was filled with the presence of God’s love in the Spirit. I had intense oneness with my beloved Spouse Jesus Christ, offering sacrifice to God. I wanted to exist in the depth of union IN HIM, knowing all I know and the struggles, but experiencing all this intently in Him. I want to exist dwelling so deeply in Him. The self unites so deeply with the Almighty God and in that point the self is so completely immersed in the Divine God. My soul was filled with awe for God. He possessed my soul in the Mass and all I crave is deeper union with Him, being existent IN HIM IN SUCH A HEIGHTENED DEGREE. This is joy, to be filled by the Almighty God and living existent in Him in this elevated state in the Mass. Come to me Lord and POSSESS MY SOUL.

    Take me away from this place. I want to be where all I know is myself existent in You. The walls around me drop off and my state is that of an elevated union with my Divine God. He gives Himself to me. I am in awe, I adore and love Him. I want to bend low and worship Him. He is truly all-holy, worthy of all honor and praise. I was consumed with awe for love of Him, wishing only to worship Him and to bend low, filled with awe and thanksgiving for this awesome gift of Himself. God gives us the greatest gift of the Mass. With Christ we offer this most Holy Sacrifice to the Father, wanting only to please Him, worship Him and praise Him. We bend and bow low to our most beauteous God, Lord of heaven and earth. Fill me with Your grace that I will be in awe of You and bend low to Your great wonders in the Mass. My God, I adore You, I worship You, I love You.

end of March 10, 1999 writing


~ Excerpt from April 21, 2000 ~

    He gives Himself to me so completely in the Eucharist, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

    My life is in the state of becoming more pure for Him.

    My white a sign of His undaunted love for the Church, His Bride.

    Children are born, the weary travelers grow to be more perfected in Him.

    Our food is His Body.

    The gift to His Bride - Himself.

    The child is born to adore Him, to be wed to Him.

    Was ever a bride so honored as to be the bride of Christ? No man can compare to this Groom, the perfect One Who waits with such love for His spouse.

end excerpt from April 21, 2000 writing 

End of excerpts from the Mass Book 2




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.

                                                                           -God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995



A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.




January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Oh God my heart burns to receive You.
                            I love You so very much.

                            Oh God come to me.

                            Oh God I want this presence
                                with me forever.




January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Oh God hear the cry of your
                                faithful for mercy and grace,
                                I love You so much.

                            Oh God, I long for You and completeness
                                in You.

                            Oh God, You are my all —

                            Oh God who am I that You

                                come to me — little me.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         The Almighty God comes to us







John 6: 35-59

Jesus answered them:

I am the bread of life.
No one who comes to me will ever hunger;
no one who believes in me will ever thirst.
But, as I have told you,
you can see me and still you do not believe.
Everyone whom the Father gives me
   will come to me;
I will certainly not reject
anyone who comes to me,
because I have come from heaven,
not to do my own will,
but to do the will of him who sent me.
Now the will of him who sent me
is that I should lose nothing
of all that he has given to me,
but that I should raise it up
   on the last day.
It is my Father's will
that whoever sees the Son
   and believes in him
should have eternal life,
and that I should raise that person up
   on the last day.

    Meanwhile the Jews were complaining to each other about him, because he had said, 'I am the bread that has come down from heaven.' They were saying, 'Surely this is Jesus son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know. How can he now say, "I have come down from heaven?" ' Jesus said in reply to them, 'Stop complaining to each other.

'No one can come to me
unless drawn by the Father who sent me,
and I will raise that person up
   on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They will all be taught by God;
everyone who has listened to the Father,
and learnt from him,
comes to me.
Not that anybody has seen the Father,
except him who has his being from God:
he has seen the Father.
In all truth I tell you,
everyone who believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate manna in the desert
and they are dead;
but this is the bread
   which comes down from heaven,
so that a person may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread
   which has come down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread
   will live for ever;
and the bread that I shall give
is my flesh, for the life of the world.'

    Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?' Jesus replied to them:

In all truth I tell you,
if you do not eat
   the flesh of the Son of man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh
   and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise that person up
   on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh
   and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in that person.
As the living Father sent me
and I draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me
   will also draw life from me.
This is the bread
   which has come down from heaven;
it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread
   will live for ever.

This is what he taught at Capernaum in the synagogue.


Sing Song: I am the bread of life ——


Prayer for Priests

    "Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart You attend to all the needs of Your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that You draw back to Your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from Your path, that You rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that You continue to give Your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that You take this petition to Your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen"


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Oh God You give us Yourself in

                                    Holy Communion ——

                            The Lord God has come to me in the
                                    Holy Eucharist and I cannot
                                    say what a gift I know God
                                    has given to me.

                            I want this time to linger.
                            I am His bride.

                            You see the bride prepared for the
                                wedding, she wears a
                                white dress.





                              Little children at play


                            older children



                                Life goes on





January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:             And the priest can leave so many
                                    seeds behind





85,000 priests


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         The grandma & grandpa

                                            AND ALL the children


Grandma & Grandpa       




January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         we only have a little while
                                here to help ourselves
                                and help our fellow men —

                            only a little while to grow
                                in greater perfection

                            only a little while to help
                                build the Kingdom

                            Here is the Church



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         The Church and our priests
                                are such a gift to us.



January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Please help us get the Newsletters
                                of Fr. Carter to the priests —

                            Please help us get them on
                                disc or in book form.

                            We need to send discs where
                                Fr. Carter speaks live on the
                                Newsletters Jesus told him to edit.

                            We need to begin prayer chapters
                                praying for the priests,
                                the Church and the world.

                            Please help us spread prayer chapters.

                            Fr. Carter went to Florida

                                January 22, because of this message


A message for the Earth from Jesus
January 22, 1998

    I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

    My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.

end of January 22, 1998


July 4, 1996

   This message was received before a live statue of the Sorrowful Mother after Communion.
   Message from Jesus: "Peace will abound when nations, churches, families and individuals are consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
   "Fr. Carter is a pillar of light to the dark world. This is the explanation of the photo. It is through him, I will turn darkness to light. Circulate this message with the picture. Encourage all to consecrate their hearts to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to join the Shepherds of Christ Chapters, and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement to pray for your Church and your world. This is My Movement for renewal of the Church and the world, based in consecration, joining your every act to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, praying the rosary, and making reparation to Our Hearts, especially on First Fridays and First Saturdays. It is through your prayers and sacrifices many souls will be helped to be saved. Grace will flow from those whose hearts are consecrated to Our Hearts and the fire of My Love will light up this darkened world."
   As you look at the picture, you see Fr. Carter's arm and hand on your left. This picture of Fr. Carter was taken July 2, 1996 at the Tuesday Shepherds of Christ Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus' Farm.

end of July 4, 1996 message


Excerpt from March 26, 1996

For Fr. Carter from Jesus:

Jesus speaks:  To him who has eyes to see, they will see - not with earthly vision, but with the eyes of faith, and to him who has ears to hear, he will hear with the fluttering of the Spirit moving within him.

    I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I am the Almighty God. I say to the rocks to fall and they fall and to the grass, grow, and it grows, and to the sun, shine, and it shines. I give to you My love in these letters. Filled with My love, you will conquer this earth, not with weapons and powder or force, but with fires of My love. The fire will wipe out the hatred in the cold hearts and the earth will be covered with My celestial light. The earth will rock and I will appear in the heavens adorned in power and glory and the contrite hearts will be saved. I came to separate the sheep from the goats, the light from the darkness. I come and no one pays Me heed.

    To you, My beloved son, Father Carter, I have sent you on a mission to spread this fire that will cover this earth. The hearts of men will turn from their sick and desolate ways to hearts gentle as a little lamb.

    There will be one flock and one Shepherd and My staff will rule over all. Hearts consecrated to Our Hearts will lead the light across the earth. This light will be a light of intense brightness, brighter and hotter than any light from a flame. It will be the fire of God's love. The Spirit will move in the hearts of all consecrated to My Heart, and you will know how fire truly spreads, for the love of God is a fire. It is vibrant. It is encompassing. It is smoldering, burning deep within and speedily spreading on the outside. No fire on this earth can ever describe the burning embers that burn from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No fire burns like the fires coming from My Heart and hearts filled with the love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    I have written your name, Fr. Carter, in My Heart, never ever to be blotted out and this earth will be renewed with the fire of God's love through you. You are My beloved priest-son, forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. Most holy and most sacred are your hands that consecrate the Host and write My precious newsletter for My beloved priest-sons. You are never unguarded. You are held within the deepest chamber of My Heart, and you will spread My love to the priest-sons of this earth.

    I am Jesus. You will spread My love to all souls on this earth. I love you with the tenderest burning love. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior.

end of March 26, 1996 message



                                                                        March 26, 2002

                                                                        From the Vatican

                    Dear Mr. Weickert, 

                         The Holy Father has asked me to thank you for the book which
                    you sent to him at the request of the Reverend Edward J. Carter, S.J. He
                    very much appreciates the sentiments which prompted this presentation.

                         His Holiness will remember Father Carter in his prayers.
                    Invoking upon him joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially
                    imparts his Apostolic Blessing.

                                                                        Sincerely yours,


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Jesus and Mary want us to pray for

                                the priests, the Church and

                                the world.

                            Please help us.

                            The Church is the bride of Christ.

                            We must live more deeply that
                                spousal union with Jesus,
                                our beloved, the bridegroom
                                of our soul.


Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         This message was given to Fr. Carter

                                July 31, 1994.


Given to Father Carter
on the Feast of St. Ignatius

~ July 31, 1994 ~

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

end of July 31, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter


Mark 12: 10-11

Have you not read this text of scripture: 

The stone which the builders rejected 
has become the cornerstone; 
this is the Lord’s doing, 
and we marvel at it ?’


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         Mary appeared daily July 5, 1994 — 
                                September 5, 1995 at the old seminary.

                            Mary appeared to me
                                over 500 times in this
                                old seminary.

                            The birth of the Shepherds of Christ
                                came from this old seminary.

                             Fr. Carter was there daily for
                                several months.

                            We received tremendous opposition there.

                            They tried to block what Jesus and Mary told us to do.

                            Mary then appeared December 17, 1996

                                on the building.

                            We have operated from there ever since

                                trying to get people to begin

                                prayer chapters praying for the

                                priests, the Church and the world —

                                over 6 years.

                            On the 5th we have long prayer

                                services praying united with

                                others all over the world

                                for the priests, the Church

                                and the world. Praying

                                for grace and mercy.


April 5, 2002


November 5, 2002


January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         We have a retreat in China

                                every month 48 hours of people

                                praying before the exposed Blessed

                                Sacrament praying for the priests,

                                the Church and the world.




January 10, 2003 message continues

Messenger:         On the 13th the Church is

                                full of people and we are

                                united to our other

                                centers praying for the

                                priests, the Church and the


                            Everyday we have prayer chapters praying

                                all over the world at 6:20 for the priests,

                                the Church and the world.

                            Here is what the Movement does

                                to build up the Kingdom.


Shepherds of Christ Ministries at a glance


  • Shepherds of Christ Newsletter
  • Shepherds of Christ Publications
  • Shepherds of Christ Associates
  • Junior Shepherds of Christ Associates
  • Shepherds of Christ Audio/Video
  • Shepherds of Christ International
  • Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
  • World Wide Web Internet site
  • Nursing Home Prayer Groups
  • Rosaries in Schools and Homes
  • Prison Ministry
  • Couples Ministry


January 10, 2003 message continues

Jesus speaks:          My Sacred Heart will

                            Reign and the Immaculate

                            Heart of My Mother will

                            triumph. The people of the

                            earth will recognize Me

                            as their King and there will

                            be a certain era of peace —

                            Tell the souls of this earth —

                                I love them and I am

                                Jesus the Son of God —

                            I am the Sacred Heart —



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