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January 12, 2010

January 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for January 13th are Glorious.

  
  

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January 10th - 13th

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Tuesday - January 12th

6:20pm prayers as usual

 
Wednesday - January 13th

12:00 - 13th Service

Mass - 2:00pm

   

Please pray for a special intention.

         

 

                January 12, 2010

                We all seek happiness

                Where can we find it

                Money — sex — power — fame — popularity
                    pleasure

                We want what won't end

                God offers us happiness — through Jesus —
                    Jesus came to preach the Gospel —
                    good news of God — salvation

                Christ offers us happiness
                    not worldly happiness
                    something more lasting and more deep
                    a happiness rooted in love of God —
                        our knowledge of His love —
                        and rooted in the hope of
                            being with Him — 

                    Ultimate happiness, of course, is with
                        God in heaven —
                        (a happiness that begins on earth)

                    This happiness is acquired through
                        a death to self —
                        - not seeking revenge —
                        - being thoughtful of others —
                        - forgiving enemies

                Jesus is the visible image of the
                    invisible God —

 

Colossians 1: 15-20

Christ is the head of all creation

He is the image of the unseen God,
the first–born of all creation,
for in him were created all things
in heaven and on earth:
everything visible
    and everything invisible,
thrones, ruling forces,
    sovereignties, powers—
all things were created through him
    and for him.
He exists before all things
and in him all things hold together,
and he is the Head of the Body,
that is, the Church.

He is the Beginning,
the first–born from the dead,
so that he should be supreme in every way;
because God wanted all fullness
    to be found in him
and through him
    to reconcile all things to him,
everything in heaven
    and everything on earth,
by making peace through his death
    on the cross.

 

                Sermon on the Mount

               

Matthew 5: 3-10

How blessed are the poor in spirit:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Blessed are the gentle:
they shall have the earth as inheritance.
Blessed are those who mourn:
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are those
   who hunger and thirst for uprightness:
they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful:
they shall have mercy shown them.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be recognised
   as children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted
   in the cause of uprightness:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.  

    

                In this Christ is promising happiness —

                The word 'blessed' means happy —

   

John 14: 1-14

    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. 
    If you know me, 
        you will know my Father too. 
    From this moment you know him 
        and have seen him. 

    Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? 

    ‘Anyone who has seen me 
        has seen the Father, 
    so how can you say, 
        "Show us the Father"? 
    Do you not believe 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me? 
    What I say to you 
        I do not speak of my own accord: 
    it is the Father, living in me, 
        who is doing his works. 
    You must believe me when I say 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me; 
    or at least believe it 
        on the evidence of these works. 
    In all truth I tell you, 
    whoever believes in me 
    will perform the same works 
        as I do myself, 
    and will perform even greater works, 
    because I am going to the Father. 
    Whatever you ask in my name 
        I will do, 
    so that the Father may be glorified 
        in the Son. 
    If you ask me anything in my name, 
    I will do it.

   

                Say Our Father

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

                Jesus tells us —

                    God is His Father
                    God is our Father

                God is a loving Father

 

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.

 

Genesis 1: 27

God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.

 

                God provides for the needs of
                    His children —
   
                      

 

Sorrowful Mysteries

 

                Agony in the Garden

                (1) Matthew 26: 36-46

Then Jesus came with them to a plot of land called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Stay here while I go over there to pray.’ He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him. And he began to feel sadness and anguish.

    Then he said to them, ‘My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake with me.’ And going on a little further he fell on his face and prayed. ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it.’ He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, ‘So you had not the strength to stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake, and pray not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing enough, but human nature is weak.’ Again, a second time, he went away and prayed: ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done!’ And he came back again and found them sleeping, their eyes were so heavy. Leaving them there, he went away again and prayed for the third time, repeating the same words. Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, ‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. Look, the hour has come when the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! Look, my betrayer is not far away.’ 

                (2) Jesus says

‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. Look, the hour has come when the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! Look, my betrayer is not far away.’ Matthew 26: 45-46

                        Now:

                        Are we still sleeping —

                        Has the hour come for us to wake
                            up and follow the commission
                            in baptism —

                    In Genesis it says:

Genesis 3: 19

   By the sweat of your face
   will you earn your food,
   until you return to the ground,
   as you were taken from it.
   For dust you are
   and to dust you shall return.’

 

                    Jesus sweat blood in the garden —

                (3) Prayer from St. Ignatius

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing
                    that I am doing your will.

                (4) Call to Apostles

 

Matthew 4: 18-22

As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of people.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him. 

    Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. And at once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

   

Mark 3: 13-19

The appointment of the Twelve

He now went up onto the mountain and summoned those he wanted. So they came to him and he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to proclaim the message, with power to drive out devils. And so he appointed the Twelve, Simon to whom he gave the name Peter, James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom he gave the name Boanerges or ‘Sons of Thunder’; Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, the man who was to betray him.  

                (5) Jesus: I am with you —
                        The Father is in you —
                        The Holy Spirit is with you —
                            I love you so much

                    R. Oh my God fill me
                        Guide me God in my life
                        Oh Spirit of God help me to see God's will
                        I surrender myself to You God —
                        I love You so much

                (6) R. Discern the spirits: The Spirit of God give peace and joy —
                        The spirit of the world that lets you feel
                        good for a little while and then leaves
                        you empty, tired, worn down

                (7) R. God let me hear You that I know Your will
                        for me —

Prayer of St Ignatius

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.

                (8) R. Jesus was good and kind and gentle —
                        Jesus was Divine
                        Jesus' power - Divine
                        Jesus showed supernatural power
                            power over the storm
                            power over the elements
                        Jesus healed the paralytics, raised Lazarus
                            from the dead, healed the lepers

                (9) R. God I pray for the grace to praise,
                            reverence and serve you —
                        God please give me greater faith —
                        God help me now — I beg for Your grace God.

                (10) R. Jesus shows us Peter —
                        Peter who slept in the garden —
                        Peter who denies Christ —
                        Peter who loved Jesus so —
                        We see in the Word Peter in his misery —
                        We see in the Word Peter in his goodness —
                        God shows us the weakness and strengths of
                            Peter —
                        God shows us His love for Peter despite
                            these weaknesses —
                        God shows us Peter's sorrow for his
                            offenses

   

 

                Scourging at the Pillar

                (1) R. When we see Jesus, a man,
                        We see a man who is God —
                        We see a man being whipped raw —
                        We see His love for us —
                        We see God when we see Jesus —
                        We study Jesus, we see God —
                        When we meditate on Jesus' life we
                            see God —
                        How Jesus loved — we see how God
                            loved —
                        We know God more in studying the man
                            Jesus —
                        This is our lesson so we can imitate
                            Him

                (2) R. We must open our minds and hearts to
                        learn and realize Jesus in studying
                        Him as a man — teaches us about
                        God — about God's love for us —

                (3) R. We see in His actions the supernatural,
                        another order — We see in the man
                        Jesus, the Divine, we see God —
                        we know God more —
                        God's love for us

                (4) Mark 3: 14

and he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to proclaim the message, 

                    R. Jesus calls us —
                    God wants us to go out —
                    Jesus wanted companions —
                    We see in St. Ignatius — the companions —
                    We know St. Ignatius formed a community and
                        he used the spiritual exercises —
                        we believe given by Our Lady — to
                        help them grow in the spiritual life

                    Jesus had the 12 Apostles as his friends
                        His companions —
                        they were with Jesus —
                        He went alone to pray, but Jesus
                        spent time with the Apostles —
                        being with them —
                        loving them —
                        teaching them about Himself,
                        by giving Himself and being
                        with them —

                (5) R. The Apostles loved Jesus, they wanted
                        to follow Jesus, they wanted
                        to please Him, they worked with Jesus —
                        We can see they were not perfect as
                        Peter, James, and John in the garden
                        with Him slept —
                        We see Peter denied Jesus —
                        Only John was under the cross —
                        But we see they were eye-witnesses
                            to teach us about Jesus, who
                            they loved.

                (6) R. Jesus is a Divine Person —
                        Jesus came to this fallen world —
                        Jesus took 2 natures —
                        Jesus was born among the beasts in
                            the stable
                        Jesus came to this world that was in need of
                            Him, the Redeemer —
                        The fall of man was in their relationship to God
                        Willfulness
                        Relationships that were failures among
                            men — Cain killed his brother —
                        The failure — Jesus shows us — is in
                        relationships as He preaches His message of
                        love to us — love in companionship with the
                        Apostles

                (7) R. Jesus called others to be with Him —
                        Jesus was whipped by the men He loved
                            and died for
                        Jesus was whipped for the very men
                            who beat Him

                (8) R. Jesus was human — Jesus got tired —
                        Jesus knew what we know
                        He had a human body —
                        We see this He slept in the boat —

                        Jesus suffered when He was beaten —
                        Think of ourselves being beaten —
                        This man who could calm the seas
                            in an instant — allowed Himself
                            to be beaten for love of us

                (9) R. God is with us — Jesus loved us so much
                        He was beaten for us — for our
                        sins — why do we keep offending
                        God with our unloving ways —
                        because what we do to others — we
                        do to Jesus

                (10) R. Jesus came to teach us about Himself
                        Jesus came to teach us about love —
                        Jesus is God
                        God is love

    

                The Crowning with Thorns

                (1) R. Jesus is the King promised —
                        Let us study the prayer of Jesus
                            before His passion

 

John 17

 

                (2) From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
                        by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
 p.11

21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment

                (3) R. Let us die to our sinful ways and
                        follow the beloved God — the
                        King of Kings, who was rebuked,
                        hated, beaten, and crowned with
                        thorns because of His love for us

                (4) R. Peter said to Jesus —
                        'Truly You are the Son of God' —
                        If we recognize this, why do we
                            ignore God many times and do
                            our own will
                        Why do we not care when we
                            act unloving to others and
                            we are really doing it to Jesus —

                (5) R. Jesus knows everything we do —
                        Like a report card — we want
                            to be forgiven for our sins

                (6) R. Jesus had the power to drive out the
                        spirits —
                        Jesus came into the world to drive
                            out the demons —
                        Jesus gave this power to His disciples —
                        This power Jesus shared with His
                            Apostles —

                        Jesus was gentle —
                        Jesus was other-focused —
                        Jesus fed the crowd —
                        Jesus cured the sick —
                        Jesus healed the blind, the paralytics
                        Jesus showed us these miracles

                (7) R. Oh God, my King, my all, I am so sorry
                        You were beaten for me, for my
                        unforgiveness, for my failure to
                        grow in relationship when You
                        called me to — to build Your
                        Kingdom — Oh Jesus help me
                        make reparation for my sins and the
                        sins of the world —

                    Oh God my God — You are my Savior,
                        my Redeemer —
                        help me to serve You —
                        by doing Your will —
                        to recognize when I need to change —
                        to not block Your work because
                            of my bad habits —

                    Oh God — help  me to love
                        - to grow in the relationships
                            You want me to grow in
                            to do this work to serve
                            You, for the sake of
                            souls, I pray, God,
                            with all my heart —
                            Oh God, I am sorry,
                            I love You, so much God —
                            I want to serve You and
                            thank You and
                            build the Kingdom of Your love

                (8) Jesus: Oh My child they beat My head —
                        They pounded thorns into My head
                        My head bled and bled —
                        You can see how men here are so
                            narrow-minded
                        Seeking to be right — with their hand
                            in the cookie jar —
                        Deception, I tell you —
                        Deception of yourselves
                        No one fools God —
                        I give you abundantly to serve Me
                            and build My Kingdom —
                        I wore a crown of thorns for your sins of
                            pride and wanting to be right —
                        To some being right is their god —
                        They see with eyes caked with scales —
                        They wear a white-washed face —
                        Their hearts are walled-in —
                            in the deception of lying to themselves
                            about their sins —

                        I came to set the captives free —
                        Your end is not this world —
                        Souls are at stake —
                        How you serve Me in love — building
                            relationships of kindness — I
                            want to do My work - can help
                            many souls —

                        The devil will cause division with
                            those you need to work with —

                        Be kind and do God's will

                (9) Jesus: Do not give into satan —
                        Divorces because one or both — had to be
                            right — never wanting to share and love
                            and work on relationships to build
                            a family of love — a community of
                            charity doing My work —
                        It is an honor for you to be called
                            as I have called you

                        The devil is division
                        He wants people wanting to control —
                            seek dominance for dominance
                            sake —
                            rupture your relationship with
                                others by control and division
                            I call you to want to serve your
                                God — to be charitable — to
                                live in relationships according
                                to the Father's will

                (10) Jesus: A man did not work on himself —
                        he was frozen in his heart —
                        ready to prove he was perfect,
                        always right —
                        He saw with eyes to fix others, but
                            not look in his own heart —
                        You will go to your judgment and
                            it is your heart that is to
                            be judged —
                            how you grew in love —
                            how you helped build My Kingdom —
                            how you died to those ways
                                not likened to Me
                            how you lived more in My
                                image and likeness

   

                The Carrying of the Cross

                (1) Jesus: I carried the cross for your sins
                        and the sins of the world —
                        I call you to unity to work with
                            each other —
                        To live to build My Kingdom —
                        To be self-less
                        To meditate on My carrying the
                            cross with your sins and the
                            sins of the world and
                        To help make reparation for your
                            sins and the sins of the world

                        I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

                (2) Jesus: Love is giving of oneself
                        to do My work with others —
                        charity — not passion with
                        those who are not to be passionate —
                        not division — fighting — provoking —
                        deceiving — controlling —

                (3) Jesus: I carried these sins on my back —
                        I fell to the ground —
                        I cried blood —
                        Blood because I am love —
                            I want you to love —
                            I want unity in My work —
                                not an ulterior motive —
                                control — division,
                                passion

                    Let go of inordinate attachments,
                        impurities, jealousies,
                        envy, anger, punishments —

                    I want consistencies being in love
                        with your vocation and serving
                        Me — serving Me — doing what
                        you do to please the Father, who loves you
                        so much and wants you doing His will.

                (4) Jesus: Your hearts are to be likened to Mine —
                        You are sinners —
                        You have imperfections —
                        Pray to the Holy Spirit to help you see —
                        Pray to see through the Father's eyes
                        Pray to not be self-conscious
                                            selfishly
                        Pray to not see through controlling, jealous,
                            envious, selfish eyes

                (5) Prayer of St Ignatius

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.

                    Jesus: I love you so much —
                        Your life is to grow in getting
                            along with others —

                        I had enemies — People hated Me for
                            the good I did —
                            for speaking the truth —
                            for My miracles —
                            healing the sick
                            raising the dead

                    R. I ask for the grace to love Jesus,
                        I want to do His work —
                        I want to commit to the vocation
                            He has called me to —

                (6) Jesus: I give you My Word
                        I love you so much —
                        My Word is a two-edged sword —
                            You are to repent and to convert —
                            to die to your selfish ways —

                        All knees should bend at My name
                        I am the Divine God —
 

                    Jesus: Console your God —
                        bring your hearts of love
                        Love one another
                        Work on relationship —
                        Relationships I have called you
                            to — to communicate and
                            build My Kingdom and
                            help the souls I died for

 

Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'

 

                    Jesus: I love you so very much —
                        You are here to die to yourself —
                        to do what your heavenly Father
                        has called you to do —
                        Love one another
                        Love your God

 

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.

   

                    Jesus: They tried to kill Me —
                        I was rejected —
                        I have been rejected by men —
                            the devil wants to keep Me
                            out —
                            he presses on people to hate —
                            to be divided — to punish
                            those called to serve Me
                            and do My work —

                        Look at the Prophets of the Old Testament —
                            of Jeremiah — how they
                            were treated —

                        Look at the rejection they gave Me —
                        Look at St. Stephen
                        Look at St. Thomas More
                        Look at the lives of the saints —

                        The devil wants to squelch the work
                            of the faithful servant and he
                            presses on people to hate and
                            be divided -

                        The Greatest Commandment calls
                            you to love — to be good —
                            to build My Kingdom — to
                            have unity

                        The devil brings tension, disorder,
                            discord —

                        You have a free will — to be obedient —
                            to live according to the Father's will and to
                            be charitable (to love)

                        You are called to grow in greater
                            perfection —

                        To drop the sheaves that keep you
                            in shackles and keep you from
                            doing My will —

                        I died for the souls — I am asking you
                            to work with — to help today —

                        Why do you reject My wishes for
                            your lives —

                        Be united to Me —
                        Like Simon, help Me by carrying
                            your cross —

                        My enemies wanted to destroy Me
                            because they wanted to be in
                            control, wanted their way —
                            the way of the world

 

Matthew 10: 22

You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.

 

                        Jesus: A man's enemies are those, many times,
                            that are to work together to
                            build My Kingdom —
                        I have called you to work together to build
                            My Kingdom —

                        Peter suffered many humiliations —
                        Why are you so focused on saving face —
                        Being right —

   

Matthew 16: 18

So I now say to you: you are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

    

                    Jesus: I show you that I had to suffer
                        and die before the resurrection —
                        I call it — how it is!
                        I tell you the truth!
                        You can be pressed on by satan and
                            give in —
                        You don't want your hearts
                            to be an enemy of Me —
                        You are to be in accord with
                            your God
                            do the will of God

                (7) Jesus: Don't give into satan —
                        look how he deceived Eve —
                        Haven't you learned yet?
                        He can come and tempt you
                            to control, be lethargic — 

(The 7 deadly sins are Pride,
Greed, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth
)

                (8) Jesus: I fell under My cross for your sins —
                        I fell under My cross — I loved you
                        so — to My death on the cross —
                        begging you to not give into
                        self-consciousness in which you
                        display emotional wounds, and
                        hurt others, selfishness —
                        this is the opposite of being
                            loving

                (9) Jesus: I died and I rose on the 3rd day
                        I carried My cross — so you would
                        live more the resurrected life

                (10) Jesus: I give you Myself in the
                            Holy Eucharist —
                        I rose Lazarus from the dead —
                        I say to you
                        "Come out of your tombs"
                        "Do not be held bound"
                        "Be charitable"
                        Focus your life on loving Me —
                        Focus your life on serving your God —

     

 

                Crucifixion

                (1) Jesus: Your hearts are temples of the Holy Spirit
                        You are to consecrate your heart
                            to My Heart — the heart of
                            My Mother

                        In the Shepherds of Christ — your whole
                            mission is to grow more
                            and more in this love of the
                            Sacred Heart and spread this devotion —
                            Love, Love, Love

                (2) Jesus: I call you to My altar —
                        The Mass the Sacrifice of Calvary
                            Sacramentally made present —

                (3) Jesus: I want you praying at Mass —
                        I want you united to the Mass all
                            day in the Morning Offering —

                        I died for you —
                        I died for you —
                        I died for you —
                        I love you this much
                        Help Me reach My souls —

                (4) Jesus: I gave the last beat of My Heart —
                        I gave the last drop of My Blood —

                (5) Jesus: Through My pierced Heart the
                        Church was born
                        Water for baptism
                        Blood for the Eucharist

                (6) Jesus: I cry to you to not give into
                        this division of satan —
                        not to be frozen —
                        I want this intimate
                        loving relationship with
                        you and My priests, all in the
                        Church and the world
                        I came to this earth
                        I died for you —
                        I love you this much —
                        Listen to Me — do not turn
                            a deaf ear

                (7) Jesus: I am Jesus, Son of the Living God —
                        I dwell in the graced,
                        baptized soul —
                        The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                        live in your graced, baptized soul.


                        Oh my beloved — Loved by My Father —
                            Listen to your God

                (8) Jesus: Now look at the crucifix —
                        on it is written your sins —
                        I died for you —
                        say you are sorry and be
                            about our love affair —

                        Make yourself empty —
                        Pray to the Holy Spirit to show you
                            where you are blind —

                        I love you, I love you, I love you

                (9) Jesus: I am Jesus, Son of the Living God —
                        I call you to order — not the
                        disorder of the fallen human nature —
                        I call you to love —
                        I call you to unity —
                        I call you to help build up the body
                            of Christ —
                        Live holy lives —
                            not rebellious giving into
                            satan

                (10) R. On December 5, 1996 —
                        12 days before Our Lady's
                        image appeared at Clearwater
                        I saw Jesus on the cross at
                        the point of death

 

December 5, 1996

R. Mary had appeared almost every 5th for two and 1/2 years beginning July 5, 1994. On December 5, 1996, instead of Mary appearing Jesus appeared on the cross in utter anguish at the point of death at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. He spoke not a word, but His mouth moved profusely. I was horrified by the apparition.

I saw Him at the point of death on the cross December 5, 1996, after Mary appeared 500 times. He hung, all battered, greatly weakened. His mouth moved very clearly. It seems that a man in His condition could not move His mouth to that extent. Later in the rosary that night, He gave messages and said: "No one was listening."

end of excerpt

 

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                        I love you so much
                        Please answer My call
                       

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Words of Jesus to Members of
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"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.

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- 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)

 

  

 

  


 

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