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 11, 2001

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

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

Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.

Messenger: Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!


Messenger: Our Lord has asked us to pray for a special priest and three other special priests and His designated priests.

                      Please pray for the priestly newsletter and for the intentions on the prayer list at the end of the message.

Jesus speaks:  I am the Light of the World.
                         I come to shed My light in the darkness.
                         Will you help me?  

Messenger:  I hear the baby cry. And I watch her as she wants her food.
                      She is little. She is only three months old. The milk she
                           wants, she cries to get it.

                      I feel as a little child at the breast of my mother, but even
                           so much greater.

                      I long for Him. The Mass is my life. I am in tears to write
                           to you.

                      He is my God and He gives Himself to me.
                      I almost felt as if I could hardly take His leaving
                           after I received Him after Communion.
                      Time and time again He has given Himself to me in such
                           an intense union after Communion, then the
                           intensity of His presence is no longer like it
                           was when I first received Him.  
                      I begged Him to let me be like this, in this intense
                           rapture forever.
                      I want to be possessed by God.

                      In the noisy world, it seems there is not the time I
                           desire to be so one with Him in a heavenly embrace,
                           but when the moments come to be in the Mass,
                           my heart is so overjoyed to tears to be there. 
                      Parting is such sweet sorrow and the meetings are
                           so rapture filled at Mass.

                      I see the hands of the holy priest, the one chosen by Him to
                           be so gifted and be His instrument and I
                           am so intently happy at Mass and awe struck
                           to know what transpires there.
                      It is bread and then through the hands of the priest,
                           the Almighty God is truly present in the consecrated
                      It is wine and then it is His Precious Blood.

                      My heart is so filled with awe and wonder and love for all
                      I want so much for the whole world to experience this great
                           gift of the Mass.
                      My food is my Savior.

                      More than any hungry little infant wants their milk, I
                           long for Him, I crave Him, I want Him, I
                           want His presence within me.

                      When I wrote the song "His Presence Pervades My Soul",
                           I had just received the Eucharist and His
                           presence was so alive in me. It was after
                           I left the chapel where I went to Mass, I
                           had to pull over on Dana Avenue and
                           write this song. But as I searched for the
                           words to express the deep emotion I felt for my
                           Divine God, I wrote as He inspired me.
                           The emotion was so deep I felt words could not
                           in anyway express those moments of divine embrace.

                      I want Him so much. I treasure the Mass and its gifts.
                      I ascend the altar, I walk the aisle and the Divine
                           God gives Himself to me in the Eucharist.
                           I drink His Precious Blood.

                      Then the moments seem so short for I want them to
                           never end and I want to be swept away in
                           that embrace for all eternity.

                      Oh God, I pray I can reach the priests with the newsletter
                           and the prayers you gave to Father Carter for our
                           priests and the Church and the world.

                      Oh God help me and all involved to stay so focused
                           on this mission for it can help change the face
                           of the earth.

                      The world is so noisy, so many sounds of "crazy" music
                           singing of such monetary things, the sirens
                           blaze, the people shout about the plays in a
                           football game and God is truly present and
                           in our midst. He comes through the hands of
                           the consecrated priest and many times few fail to
                           even whisper about this magnificent event.

                      Oh my God, our Savior, help us. Please my people, please
                           hear the cry of your Father to help me reach the
                           priests with this newsletter and the prayers of
                           Jesus given to Father Carter.

                      Pray with me through the intercession of Our Lady
                           of Clearwater and Father Carter, praying to the
                           Father, in the Holy Spirit united to
                           Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, please
                           pray for this newsletter, all involved with the newsletter and grace
                      for the priests receiving it. Please, pray hourly and at all Masses.

                      At 9:00 a.m. on Sunday we have a special Mass, please
                           pray with us. 

                      Saturday is January 13, 2001. We have a big gathering in China
                           from about 12:00-5:00 p.m. before the
                           exposed Eucharist, please pray with us
                           especially for this intention.

                      A special priest is united with us in the Masses he
                           says. He unites his day as he does all his important
                           duties as a priest of God.

                      Our priest's prayers are so powerful. We must reach
                           the priests with the newsletter so they all unite
                           in the Morning Offering with us.
                           Jesus wants the priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers
                           for the priests, and the renewal of the
                           Church and the world.

                      We pray also for all religious, deacons and sisters and brothers.
                           We pray for our handmaids and servants.

                      Oh please pray for the intentions of the newsletter.

                      The Blue Rosary Book should be here any day.
                      If you know anyone who can help us financially
                           with the newsletter and rosary supplies,
                           please ask them. We need your help in
                           spreading the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ
                           Prayer Manual. We need your help asking
                           others that you know may help us
                           financially with the newsletter and
                           getting the rosary  materials to schools.
                           We need you to help us, to be a
                           Shepherd of Christ and pray with us
                           united all day in the Morning Offering.

                      Why does Mary appear on the building? She
                           appears to lead you to her Son's Movement
                           to help bring about the Reign of His
                           Sacred Heart.

                      Here is a message I received January 11, 1997,
                           25 days after Mary appeared on the building
                           December 17, 1996.

                           It was a strong message and Father Carter
                                told all the people about it in the
                                rosary of January 13, 1997.

                           We have Father Carter speaking about this message
                                on the tape January 13, 1997.

                           Father Carter supported these messages. A
                                rosary delivered on Tom's farm January 13, 1997,
                                is very important. Father Carter led it
                                and I received messages from Jesus.
                           More will be discussed about this rosary
                                in the following days.

                           Please study the words of God the Father
                                January 11, 1997.
                           This plan has majorly unfolded in the Shepherds of Christ
                                Movement. At the time there were no servants and
                                handmaids and Joe L. and Tom A.
                                with others were about to set up shop in Florida,
                                circulating our material from the Virgin Mary

                           As you read the message of God the Father January 11, 1997,
                                see how rapidly His plan has unfolded.

                           Today we have 17 servants and handmaids and
                                three Shepherds of Christ Centers.

Messenger:       The newsletter goes to 70,000 priests.
                           If you are reading this message, He has called you
                                to help us.

                           Please help us get the funds for this newsletter if you are able, telling
                                the priests of Father Carter's death and
                                presenting the prayers Jesus gave to Father
                                Carter in the prayer manual and the section
                                on Grace from Father Carter's book.
                                Father Carter desired this go to the priests
                                     in January.

Excerpt from Apostles' Manual, pg. 44-48

January 11, 1997

God the Father speaks: My plan will unfold despite the willfulness of any of My children. I am the Father. I have guided you in all of your activities.

I am telling you that the members of the Shepherds of Christ must be made aware of the importance of living the Blue Book messages.

Planning is up to Me. This is My plan and it will unfold. Men plan for the future. I AM.

I am directing the Shepherds of Christ Movement through these messages.

I am angered at the lack of response on the part of some to back these messages. You must support these messages so they are lived by man.

These messages are given from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the triumph of My beloved Mary's Immaculate Heart.

You are given all you need. You must adhere to My plan.

I am the Father. I AM WHO AM. I was in the beginning, I am now and I will be forever.

I am telling you to obey the directions given by Jesus in these messages.

My plan will unfold. The completion of the Fatima message will greatly come through the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

You must circulate the tape, Mary's Message. You must circulate the messages given to you in God's Blue Books and Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

The renewal in the Church will greatly come through the newsletter and the books published with the imprimatur. You must publish all books on the Mass with the imprimatur. Prayer chapters must be started in the churches.

The instructions for the priests will come from doing as I have requested. I beg you to circulate the Priestly Newsletter Book to the priests as soon as possible. The priests must be made aware of the Mass Books.

The Children's Rosary Book must be published immediately. Your work, Fr. Carter and Rita, is to publish this material.

Heaven has contacted the earth primarily in these messages to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.

The plan will unfold. It is My plan. You must be obedient to the directions I give to you here. The Movement is a great star of light to this world. From the Movement the earth will be covered with stars of light and the earth will be lighted through your efforts, Fr. Carter.

I will give you all you need. The plan will unfold. It is My plan to turn sinful men into obedient, loving children.

I have delivered this message that you will know My plan is unfolding. Many will be lost because of their willfulness. I demand obedience to My requests. The plan will unfold. It pleases Me greatly that you obey My messenger. She is delivering these messages to you from the Son, My beloved Son, God-made-Man.

The messages of the love of God will be written on the hearts of men through the writings of Fr. Carter and Rita to bring about the reign of His Most Sacred Heart.

I am displeased with those who have blocked these messages. Anyone continuing to block My messages given through the Hearts of Jesus and Mary will receive a shock that will envelope them.

The time is very urgent. The time has run out for sinful man. I am angered at the way the world has treated their Mother. Willful children must be punished. I demand obedience. Mary gave to her children her peace plan and she was ignored by the Church and her children. Mary is Mother of the Church and Mother of her children. Willful children must be admonished. Children must obey their Mother.

Mary appeared on the building in Florida as Mother of all. You have made money your god. You have ignored God and made this world your end.

I am God. I AM WHO AM, without a beginning, without an end. I am today, tomorrow and always. You do not comprehend My ways with your feeble minds. You must obey the messages given by My Son and His Mother. These messages I give to you as a gift and a great revelation from heaven. You must be thankful and cherish this gift given. I will not remove My gift to you for I know you will obey Me. I will admonish you when you do not respond as you should.

I have called you and anointed you, My holy priest (Fr. Carter), to lead this world to the light. The Light of the world is My Son, Jesus. His Heart will reign and the heart of your Mother will triumph. I beg you to surrender and obey and watch My plan unfold. There will be a great era of peace very soon, My little children. All you do today will help to save many souls. Many souls will know the love of God through the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Many souls will love God with burning love.

I give you this gift. Your writings, Fr. Carter, and the writings of My messenger, Rita, will help greatly to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart.

I am the Father. I am the Almighty God. You must believe I have chosen you. I have called each member here this day to hear this message. I have called you to be the apostles of the new era of peace. I have called you by name. You will lead men to the Heart of My Son. You must listen and focus all of your attention to this mission I have given to you.

I am the Father. From the day you were conceived, I formed you in your mother's womb, knowing the great mission I would call you to today. My children, My children, do not be distracted by the evil one to lead you astray. I am counting on you, My beloved shepherds. You must not be led astray by doing other good works. I have called you, this is My plan, it is unfolding. You are a major part of the success of this plan for the renewal of the Church and the world.

Your work in the Shepherds of Christ Movement greatly pleases Me.

I AM, WHO AM. I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the Almighty God. You must be obedient children. It is through your obedience that the consecration will spread to many souls on the earth.

It is through your obedience to help spread the priestly newsletter and start prayer chapters in churches that many priests will love God with the greatest love in the Mass. I am asking you to spread the Mass Book to priests and sisters. Please pray for the priestly newsletter, the quick spread of the material given in the newsletter and for the priests reading the newsletter.

Heaven has contacted the earth. The light will shine in the dark corners of the world. Men will respond to the Shepherds of Christ Movement. You must not be afraid. You must do as I have asked you.

I have called you by name, My chosen ones, from the beginning I formed you and I gave to you the talents needed to accomplish this mission on the earth.

Your talents are gifts from Me to be used for this purpose. You are the Shepherds of Christ. You are the apostles of the new era.

There will be a new earth, there will be love on this earth as I intend it to be. My children will love one another, you will walk hand in hand, loving God and one another in harmony and peace.

Messenger: ...Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven...

Jn 1:1-18 (From The New Jerusalem Bible):

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.

Through Him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being except through Him.
What has come into being in Him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,

and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light
that gives light to everyone;
he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had come into being through him,

and the world did not recognize him.

He came to his own
and his own people did not accept Him.
But to those who did accept Him

he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name

who were born not from human stalk
or human desire
or human will
but from God himself.
The Word became flesh,
He lived among us,
and we saw His glory,
the glory that he has from the Father as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John witness to him. He proclaims:
'This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.'

Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received--
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart,
who has made him known.

Messenger: We do not even see Our Father as so important to us.

A little child is always aware of their father. A little child knows how dependent he is on his father, always wanting to please his father.

A little child is always aware of his mother and obeying her. A little child loves his mother. Look at how unloving we are to Mary.

We are children of God, with God the Father as Our Father and Mary as our heavenly Mother.

(End of Excerpt from Apostles' Manual)

Letter written by Father Edward J. Carter S.J. for Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter, Issue 4, 2000


As you know, we distribute the Newsletter free of charge. We have been publishing the Newsletter for six years. Although the fine print on the last page of each Newsletter says that donations are always welcome, we have, to this date, only made one major appeal for donations.

Now we come to you again and ask for your financial assistance. It is considerably expensive to print the Newsletter and to mail it here in the U.S.A. and to other countries around the world. With our English and Spanish editions, we send the Newsletter to readers in about 90 countries. We soon hope to add a French edition.

With the help of God’s grace, the Newsletter seems to be accomplishing much good. The numerous letters we receive from around the world regarding the Newsletter’s helpfulness are one indication of this.

If you share with us our belief that the Newsletter is a very worthwhile ministry, we urgently ask you to seriously consider sending us a donation. We are always struggling to obtain the funds to continue publication of the Newsletter.

If you are financially able, we would be extremely grateful to receive your donation -- whether it is small, large, or medium-sized! We thank all of you who have previously sent donations.

Some of you may know of possible benefactors who would be interested in helping a worthy cause. And we firmly believe that a ministry which offers an aid for spiritual growth to priests especially, but to others also, is a most worthy endeavor.

For your convenience, we have enclosed a self-addressed donation envelope.

Very importantly, we also ask for your prayers that we may obtain the funds necessary to continue publication of the Newsletter and that the Newsletter will be spiritually beneficial to its readers. We hope to continue to publish it four to six times a year. The number of issues will depend upon various factors. Thank you very much for your attention to our urgent plea.

(End of Letter written by Father Edward J. Carter S.J.)

Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)

Messenger: Retreat - January 12, 13, and 14, 2001, in China, Indiana.

Messenger: Social at Morrow, Ohio, Center following 6:20 p.m. prayers and rosary on Wednesday, January 17, 2000. Please call 1-888-211-3041 for more information.


A rosary can be used to pray for healing. It is powerful to unite our prayers to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater.

In times of trouble, for special prayer, we can use our rosary and pray as follows.

A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

On one Hail Mary bead or as many as you desire, say: 

May God heal                     through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater in union with the Mass and all the Masses being celebrated around the world.

Pray the Hail Mary or Hail Mary's then pray this after the Hail Mary.

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

May                     be healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater if it be the holy will of God.

Note: You can look at Mary on the image rosary while you pray this rosary.

Note: The above section can be printed out from a PDF file, and you can pray the rosary looking at the pictures.

December 17, 2000, Mary speaks:

Help me to circulate my red and blue
    Rosary Books and the
    prayers my Son gives to you.

This is a gift we give you.
All the revelations are gifts given to you.
My Son is the Light of the World.
He is Jesus born in a stable.
Will you help me?
He is the Light of the World. Help me, help me
    reach my children of the world.

To order your Rosary Book fill out this form and send your donation to Shepherds of Christ Ministries, PO Box 193, Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193, Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451.

Name: _________________      Street: _____________________________

City:   _________________      State:   _________________ Zip: ________

Donation price:  $7 A   $15 A   $25 A   $50 A   $100 A   Other $_____ A

Messenger: Mary wants the Red Rosary Book printed. It will cost $12,000 - $14,000 to get them reprinted. We are out of Red Rosary books. Mary has asked us to always circulate them. They go with the apparition in Florida.

ROSARIES from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Messenger: The new Blue Rosary Book Volume II of Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary has been printed. It cost $21,000. Please pray with us for funds.



Messenger: Pray for Perry, Ron, Fernando, Hank, Ed.

Prayer List for apostles for interior use in the Movement. Pray hourly.

Spread the Blood of Jesus on everyone, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil out, pray for coming of the Holy Spirit in a special way for all people involved on this list.

Pray for Father Carter and the Jesuits, the people at Colombiere.
Please pray for one new very important intention.
Pray for all involved in buying the building.
Pray for 2 special priests.
Pray for designated priests, Fr. Mike, Fr. Joe, Fr. Lou B., Fr. Smith, Fr. Ken, all priests involved in the Imprimaturs translations including all bishops. Pray for Bishop Ed, Fr. Don, Father at Tuesday Masses, Fr. Tom, Fr. Bill, all priests involved with Walter, Fr. Hagee and special priests, priests who help us in China, and priests who help us in Florida.
Pray for Father's sister Merle, for all of us servants, handmaids, apostles and vocations to all 7 categories.
Pray for priestly newsletter and all involved.
Pray for prayer book.Pray for all book covers, pray for Cathy.
Pray for all translations and all involved.
Pray for the elected officials.
Pray for an audience with the Pope.
Pray for all Jesuits involved, all those over us. Pray for the 4 urgent intentions.
Pray for the rights to the books.
Pray for the process of getting Father's books on the Internet.
Pray for money to reprint the books.
Pray for the Imprimatur on the Priestly Newsletter Book II.
Pray we can send it to all bishops and Jesuits.
Pray for Perry and family and discernment.
Pray for all sub-centers and all out-of-state rosaries.
Pray for the sisters' mailing, nursing home mailing, bus mailing.
Pray for Rosary Factory.
Pray for Genevieve's daughter and Sheila's mom and the repose of the soul of Jerry's dad, Bernice's daughter.
Pray for Paul and Joan discernment.
Pray for B & M and Tina and Terry, all printing jobs, companies involved.
Pray for 5th, the 13th, the 17th.
Pray for the Internet team and the daily messages.
Pray for building up of Morrow, Ohio, Dale, Indiana, other sub-centers.
Pray for the Holy Spirit Center and all involved.
Pray for all our families, children in school, college mailing.
Pray for lots of rosary makers and rosaries for the schools.
Pray for funds and grace.
Pray for Paul C., Margaret Mary, Steve and Sheila, Monica, Angie, Marian, Cathy, Joe, Nick, Mary, Emily, Joe, Doris, Glaci, Dunkers, Joan R., Morgan, Mark, Walter, Janice, Mike A., Margaret, Ron, Harold, Scott, and Nathan.
Pray for Fred doing the paper and all involved in priestly "start-up".
Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ children.
Pray for Victor's son, Michael. (Victor and Frances)
Pray for Delores and organization of writings and other material.
Pray for Diane A.'s dad.

Last revised January 9, 2001

(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)


I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel when I am suffering and crying and you try to logically tell me I should not feel that way?

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