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 11p.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 15, 2004

January 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for
January 16th are Mysteries of Light.

                                   

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.

    

   

Schedule for January 15, 2004

          
4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Mary's Message

4:43 a.m. - About Shepherds of Christ - talk given June 29, 2003

6:03 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayer for Union with Jesus

6:08 a.m. - Songs

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
                 Rosary

7:24 a.m. - Consecration - July 31, 1999

8:56 a.m. - The Spirituality of Fatima read by Father Carter

9:39 a.m. - July 31, 1994

9:40 a.m. - Father Carter's talk from February 13, 1997

10:14 a.m. - Mary's Message

10:20 a.m. - Tell My People read by Father Carter

11:51 p.m. - Special Messages from Jesus as given 
                     to Father Carter and Songs from Jesus

1:06 p.m. - Handbook read by Father Carter

2:40 p.m. - July 31, 1994

2:42 p.m. - Children's Joyful Mysteries - March 20, 1997

3:28 p.m. - Nursing Home January 5, 2003 
                    feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Songs and Glorious Rosary April 16, 1995

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                   Holy Spirit Novena
                   Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 p.m. - Mary, Peace, Two Hearts Songs

8:43 p.m. - Newsletter 1998 Issue 5 (Mother at Our Side)

10:03 p.m. - Joyful Rosary Aves

10:32 p.m. - Handbook read by Father Carter

12:07 a.m. - Morning Offering

12:10 a.m. - Mary's Message

12:16 a.m. - Mass celebrated by Fr Carter May 13, 1998

1:32 a.m. - Mysteries of Light from October 31, 2002

2:26 a.m. - Sorrowful Rosary January 26, 1995

3:44 a.m. - Song from Jesus

4:00 a.m. - Mass

          

      

January 15, 2004

   

Excerpt from January 14, 2000

Messenger: Today is the 14th day of the first month of the year. They were told in Exodus to roast the lamb on the 14th day of the first month and spread some of its blood on the door posts and lintels. At 12:00 midnight, death went through Egypt as described below.

Exodus 12:1-20

Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 'This month must be the first of all the months for you, the first month of your year. Speak to the whole community of Israel and say, "On the tenth day of this month each man must take an animal from the flock for his family: one animal for each household. If the household is too small for the animal, he must join with his neighbour nearest to his house, depending on the number of persons. When you choose the animal, you will take into account what each can eat. It must be an animal without blemish, a male one year old; you may choose it either from the sheep or from the goats. You must keep it till the fourteenth day of the month when the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter it at twilight. Some of the blood must then be taken and put on both door-posts and the lintel of the houses where it is eaten. That night, the flesh must be eaten, roasted over the fire; it must be eaten with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with the head, feet and entrails. You must not leave any of it over till the morning: whatever is left till morning you must burn. This is how you must eat it: with a belt round your waist, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. You must eat it hurriedly: it is a Passover in Yahweh's honour. That night, I shall go through Egypt and strike down all the first-born in Egypt, man and beast alike, and shall execute justice on all the gods of Egypt, I, Yahweh! The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood I shall pass over you, and you will escape the destructive plague when I strike Egypt. This day must be commemorated by you, and you must keep it as a feast in Yahweh's honour. You must keep it as a feast-day for all generations; this is a decree for all time.

"For seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you must clean the leaven out of your houses, for anyone who eats leavened bread from the first to the seventh day must be outlawed from Israel. On the first day you must hold a sacred assembly, and on the seventh day a sacred assembly. On those days no work may be done; you will prepare only what each requires to eat. You must keep the feast of Unleavened Bread because it was on that same day that I brought your armies out of Egypt. You will keep that day, generation after generation; this is a decree for all time. In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day, you must eat unleavened bread. For seven days there may be no leaven in your houses, since anyone, either stranger or citizen of the country, who eats leavened bread will be outlawed from the community of Israel. You will eat nothing with leaven in it; wherever you live, you will eat unleavened bread."'

Exodus 12:29

And at midnight Yahweh struck down all the first-born in Egypt from the first-born of Pharaoh, heir to his throne, to the first-born of the prisoner in the dungeon, and the first-born of all the livestock.

   
Messenger:
Today is the 14th.  Following 12:00 midnight is January 15.   This is Fr. Carterís birthday.

Jesus said this day was important.

end of excerpt from January 14, 2000

    

  

Happy Birthday Fr Carter.

    

   

Excerpt January 17, 2000

Messenger: Before the 17th meeting in January of 1995, I had received the following vision when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. It was either late December, 1994 or early January, 1995. I drew the picture in the notebook.vision
when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains

It looks as follows:

 

The face was a flesh colored, but I could not see the features. The gown was white with a square neck.

The next day Jesus told me it was Father Carter.

end of excerpt from January 17, 2000

  

  

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

        
            

August 1, 1994

Pray For The Success Of The Priestly Newsletter - Shepherds of Christ

Messenger: The following is the first official message I received before the statue of Mary at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. It is a personal message for Father Carter.

Mary speaks: (in front of the glowing statue of Our Lady of Sorrows) I am the Immaculate Heart. My Heart is glowing for love of all my beloved children. I am your most loving Mother. I am with you this day. Pray for the success of the priestly newsletter Shepherds of Christ. I am guarding your way. You will receive such graces to accomplish this task! Grace from God is so abundantly bestowed on you and will lead to the success of this endeavor! Pray for this cause at the Center. The priests will lead the people to the love of My beloved Son. This is no little task. It will take many prayers and graces. Pray hard, little one. Your prayers will change many hearts.

I am Mary, your Immaculate Mother. I bring this message to My beloved priest-son.

end of August 1, 1994 message

    
  

    

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

      
   

"MASS IN CHINA WITH FATHER CARTER"

 

                                                                                  
 
              
 
                                                                       
 
                                                                                                         
 
                                                                  
 
                      
 
                          
 
                                                                    
 
 
 
                                                                                                        
 
                                                                      
 

     

   

    

  

     

  

   

   

    
   

Pictures of Father Carter

  

Father Carter when he was young

  

Father Carter with one of his favorite pictures
of the Good Shepherd

 


 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest

 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest
(Father Carter with Rose)

 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest
(Father Carter with St. Michael)

  

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest
(Father Carter with Emily)

 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest

 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest

 

June 10, 1997 - June 10, 1962
His 35th anniversary of becoming a priest
(Father Carter with Don and Hal)

 


 

Father Carter in China, Indiana

    

Father Carter with the Exposed Eucharist
in China - June 12, 2000

   

Father Carter saying Mass
in China

 

Father Carter with the Exposed Eucharist
in China - June 12, 2000

 

Father Carter with the Exposed Eucharist
in China - June 12, 2000

 

Father Carter with the Exposed Eucharist
in China - June 12, 2000

    

   

Father Mike in China
June 13, 2000

 

Father Mike in China
June 13, 2000

 

Father Mike in China
June 13, 2000

 


 

Going to Mass at the Faber House

 

Faber House

  

   

 

 

There's where he prayed before the tabernacle
especially at 6:20

  

There's where he prayed before the tabernacle
especially at 6:20

 

  

Father Carter when he was starting to be
very ill in the year 2000 in his Jesuit residence chapel
at the Faber House

 


 

There's John, the president, on Mother's Day

  

Father Carter August 8, 2000
on my birthday

 

This is Father Carter with Cincinnati
in the background long ago

 

This is Father Carter on a trip
long ago

 

This is Father Carter
June 12, 2000

  

This is a picture of Father Carter
when he was younger

 


 

Father Carter visiting the stable

 

This is Father Carter visiting the stable in Eden Park
He loved the live sheep

 

Father Carter visiting the stable

 

 

 

 


 

Father Carter with Florida friends

  

This is Father Carter with the Florida friends

 

This is Father Carter with the Florida friends

         

 Father Carter and Felix who carved the crucifix
John and Rita

 

 Father Carter and Felix who carved the crucifix
John and Rita

 

Felix shows the proposed face of Jesus
for the crucifix

 


    

This was Father Carter when we took him out to dinner
for his anniversary June 10, 1999
on his 37th anniversary of becoming a priest

  

On January 17, 1999
we celebrated Father Carter's 70th birthday.
He's gathered with some friends.

 

January 17, 1999

 

January 17, 1999

 

January 17, 1999

 

January 17, 1999

 

Father Carter blessed a friend's house
followed by consecrating their house
to the Two Hearts

  

Father Carter with Joe Lee
July 5, 1999

 

October 14, 1999

  

October 14, 1999

 

October 14, 1999

 

Father Carter touching the cheek
of a little friend

 

  


  

Father Carter taping the Newsletter

 

Father taped the Newsletter in January 1999
behind Mary's Image. This was the only Newsletter
he taped behind Mary's Image.

 

Father Carter taping the Newsletter

 

Father Carter taping the Newsletter

 

Rita and Emily

  

Father Carter and John praying behind
Mary's Image

   


   

Father Carter blessing water

  

early in the year 2000
Father Carter at dinner with friends

 

Father Carter signing the Priestly Newsletter Book

 

 


 

On the way to China

 

 

   

     

October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

end of October 13, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter 

    
 

Father Carter's Birthday   January 15, 1929

Lucia's Vision                 June 13, 1929

  


      

         

From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Todayís Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. Itís a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, Iím sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of Godís grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

end of Father Carter's homily

    

June 16, 2001 message continues

Messenger:    Father Carter believed in the messages Jesus
                    gave me. He spent a lot of time helping
                    to preserve the writings Jesus gave me.

                        These writings together given to us are to help
                    lead the world into a deeper love union
                    with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

end of excerpt

    

  

John 19: 25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his motherís sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ĎWoman, this is your son.í Then to the disciple he said, ĎThis is your mother.í And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

    
  

Written September 24, 2000

Messenger:  I watched by his bed.

A book for those who help cancer patients, for their relatives and friends who need to cope with the suffering of losing a loved one. 

It was a quiet day or so it seemed, the long months of watching John go "down hill" had come to an end.

I did not know that the end was indeed so near, but the story had been written in the days that went before, but I really never read the message given in the days that led up to that final page.

There were months of warnings, but I just lived every day coping with that dayís events and when the final page was about to be written, I felt shocked, empty and afraid.

The days before were all telling the story, but like anyone in love with a family member, who wants to think that days of parting might be so soon? Oh, but they were so soon. As I look back now, I see I just didnít recognize them.

Every person can only do so much, but out of love those we love deeply and love us, sometimes, cover up their real conditions in an attempt to live life as usual.

Cancer is a mighty menace. It attacks the weak and the strong. It acts like an aggressive machine growing and growing inside someoneís body and they may not notice the gradual sucking of their life from the other parts of the body until it almost leaves them dead.

I was a little girl of five years old when the deadly disease ate away the cells in my motherís body as it took over her body and she soon died.

But I am not here to make you feel sorry for me or to tell you about anything new, but to write of the dying and rising of my dear friend, Fr. Carter.

The signs were there, for in January he became very sick and even though he wanted to go to the Virgin Mary building to say a private Mass there, he could not go and the once held plane reservations were cancelled.

He remained sick and on February 5, 2000, when we opened the Rosary Factory in Clearwater, Florida at Maryís Image site, he did attend, but he didnít feel good and he continued trying really hard to serve us as a ministry.

Now, I donít know, in September after they opened him up and told us what they did, how he ever did all he did, being so sick. It was September 22, 2000, when they operated on him and it was January 22, 2000, when we were supposed to go to Clearwater, Florida, exactly eight months later.

Father Carter continued to keep a hectic schedule.

Jesus told him to write the lengthy spirituality newsletter in which he summed up a great deal about the spiritual life. We could all study it for our entire life.

As I write this, I donít know if he will ever tape record this 20 page newsletter or the next newsletter.

I do know this, the signs were there and Father worked really hard to continue doing all he did despite his sickness, weakness. His faith in the Movement never wavered. He had a burning desire to serve Jesus and help renew the priesthood, the Church and the world.

Father worked and worked because he loved us all so much and loved the world and he didnít complain, ever.

His faith in this Movement and the messages of Jesus is shown in his life given to this.

Father showed us the message of Jesus in his life. He lived in such union with Him. He offered Mass every day praying so fervently for souls and for all of us.

I see the signs especially on the trips. Mary was adorned in gold on the building July 5, 2000, during the evening prayer service.

 

 

September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: Father was in the motel and he didnít feel good.

After the Mass he had to sit and he didnít think he would make it during the Mass because he was weak.

I watched a lot of Masses that way, between his blood sugar levels and he seemed to just sigh sometimes to do ordinary motions, but he kept serving God and loving us all.

I watched him look up to the Father and say, ďthrough him, with him and in himĒ.

 

Through Him, with Him and in Him

 

September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: He lived for the Mass. He offered it for the Movement and for all of us, the whole Church and the world, to help bring about the Reign of Jesusí Sacred Heart.

I can show you the picture taken on my birthday, August 8, 2000, he looked really bad and I worried about him so much I cried as I spoke to him, but in his calm, peaceful attitude, he assured me everything was okay as God wanted it and he was getting proper care.

 

 

September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: Every day he looked weaker and he coughed whenever he talked and we all prayed more.

He was determined to say Mass in China on the Feast of Maryís birthday, September 8, 2000, and he paid a big price for it.

For about 4 months he struggled with the cough and he walked slower and slower and he looked sicker every day, but he knew what God was telling him and about his mission.

end of September 24, 2000

       
    

Father Carterís Mission: Newsletters,
Prayer Chapters, and Spiritual Renewal

A primary purpose of the Shepherds of Christ movement is to distribute this newsletter to priests and to begin prayer chapters praying for the priests throughout the world in all their needs and praying for the renewal of the church and the world. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for people interested in the spiritual life.

The Shepherds of Christ Newsletter is currently being translated into Spanish, French and Portuguese. The prayers the people pray in prayer chapters were given by Fr. Edward Carter S.J. They can be found in the Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer manual which is enclosed and in this newsletter. They have been translated into Spanish, French, and Portuguese. All these prayers have the Imprimatur. Prayer manuals are available free of charge. Newsletters and tapes of Father Carter delivering the newsletter are available free of charge.

The English and Spanish newsletter goes to approximately 75,000 priests and 8,500 religious. Internationally, over 245 bishops and 4 cardinals have requested it for their diocese. Funds are needed to help us distribute the newsletter to 90 foreign countries in the world.

The second Newsletter Book is completed and ready for publication. This includes the newsletters of Father Carter from September/October 1996 to Issue 5, 1999. This too will be distributed worldwide to priests and bishops and others interested in the spiritual life. A Spanish version of 12 (July/August 1997 to Issue 5, 1999) of the newsletters in book form will soon be available. Please help us in anyway you can to distribute the newsletter. Help us by beginning prayer chapters, praying for the priests and the renewal of the Church and the world. For more information to order tapes or prayer manuals call or write us at :

Shepherds of Christ Ministries 
P.O. Box 193 Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193 
Tel: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or
(513) 932-4451.

       

Excerpt from Newsletter 2001 #1

On September 22, 2000, Father Carter went into surgery. They opened him up and found out he had cancer. His disease was very advanced. He spent the last days preparing this writing to continue his mission Ė to write the priestly newsletter for priests and others interested in the spiritual life. He is the founder of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Father Carter, S.J., authored some 17 books revealing deep insights into the divine mysteries. His writing is not complete in the 33 newsletters he was permitted to edit. His writing is seen in the whole body of material he authored in the 33 years he wrote. He wrote the following prayers for prayer chapters to pray for the priests, the Church, and the world. For the past six years the newsletter has been distributed around the world with circulation increasing to approximately 75,000 priests in English and Spanish. Now the newsletter is translated into French and we are currently translating the first twenty page newsletter into Portuguese.

The first book Father wrote in 1967, Response in Christ was soon published and became the book of the month. It was then translated into Polish, Italian, and Portuguese. This began Fatherís writing career. Thirty-three years later, God has called him home after touching so many souls with his writing and his work to help bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart through all he did for sisters, priests, and laity. He founded the Shepherds of Christ Ministries to pray for priests and to help bring about the renewal of the Church and the world.

In addition to circulating the newsletter to approximately 75,000 priests, bishops and cardinals, he began prayer chapters praying prayers for the priests, the Church and the world, honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

For the past six years, a strong body of people have given their lives supporting this effort to get the newsletter into the hands of the priests and to pray for them and for the renewal of the Church and the world.

We try to get as many people as possible, in nursing homes, prisons, schools, and families to say the morning offering and offer their lives as a sacrifice united to the Mass for the priests, the Church and the world.

We try to tell people all over about the prayers in the red prayer manual Father Carter wrote so we can pray them for the priests, the Church and the world.

People all over the world gather every evening at 6:30 and pray these prayers for the priests, the Church, and the world.

Father Carterís vision was that the Sacred Heart of Jesus would be the King and Center of all menís hearts and that the Sacred Heart of Jesus would be honored and loved by men.

Father Carterís love of Our Lady is shown in his writings. He always saw himself as a little baby in her arms. In his room that last day was a holy card of Mary holding the Child Jesus, which was the only holy card we saw in his room. It looked as if he had held it. It looked used. In going through his personal holy cards, he had so many holy cards of Mary holding the Child Jesus.

He worked hard to publish the twenty page newsletter. It was a review of the spiritual life. He said he had to do it. He went into surgery September 22, 2000. His funeral was December 22, 2000, exactly three months later.

In these months he struggled with chemotherapy. He wanted the newsletter to continue and directed how it should be done with his writings. This newsletter was reviewed by him in those sick days and finished on October 16, 2000. Here is the holy card from his funeral Mass.

This picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was his favorite one. He said how it helped him to become closer to Jesus. It was on his ordination card and now on his obituary card.

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I Trust in You.

I Give My Heart to Jesus and
Mary with You in Love.

Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.

Born January 15, 1929

Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

June 10, 1962

Was Diagnosed with Cancerc

September 22, 2000.

Founder of the Shepherds
of Christ Movement

A Movement to Pray for the Priests and
Help in the Renewal of the Church
and the World.

Shepherds of Christ Ministries
PO Box 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193
Telephone (toll free) 1-888-211-3041
(513) 932-4451 Fax: (513) 932-6791
Internet www.sofc.org

 

Besides writing those thirty-three years, Father Carter taught over 30 years at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He even taught class in the Autumn semester 2000, until he became so sick he couldnít go.

 

end of excerpt from the Newsletter 2001 #1

 

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