| Shepherds of Christ
January 20, 2007
January 21st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for January 21st are Glorious.
There will be a big Apostle Retreat in February
10th thru the 13th.
The Priestly Newsletter mailing
will take place then.
From January 24, 2006 - 6:00am
Messenger: To be one.
The Church is the Body of Christ.
The Trinity is the most perfect
3 Persons, one God — all
perfection and love —
The priest said if we could be united
we, the smallest community
could do so much good.
Look at the Apostles and the
work they did.
Mary, Mother of the Church, spiritual
mother was with these Apostles
as the Church spread.
We are one, holy, Catholic and apostolic
the Catholic Church.
The Church is the Body of Christ.
Operating in greater perfection and
oneness as the Spouse of
Christ — we can have such
an impact on the world as
Christ operates in His
Church bringing peace and
love to this world.
Because we are the tainted children
of Eve we operate with imperfections
7 Capital Sins
Pride, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth
With the pure motive as St. Ignatius
talks about with the 3 classes
of men, we can do all things
as God intends for the honor and
glory of God, serving God in
love, doing God's will.
This is how the community
can operate to greater perfection —
most likened to Christ.
The devil is division
— he wants
to tear up communities, marriages
Heaven is living in that fullness
of life, wrapped in the embrace
of God's love, experiencing the
If we ponder the community,
the Trinity, we can model our
communities on such perfect
Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J.
...God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.
The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.
At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).
The Christian life, then, is rooted in the great event of the Incarnation. We must, consequently, always focus our gaze upon Christ, realizing that everything the Father wishes to tell us has been summed up in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J.,
The millions and millions of people the world over make up what might be called the world community. The members of this cosmic community are supposed to live in a basic love for one another, united in bonds of mutual support and interdependence. This is true because God has created persons as social beings. We are not intended to cut an isolated path through life. We are meant to walk hand in hand with each other, to live within a societal structure, to help others in many different ways. What is more, we must also realize that, in achieving our destiny, we receive much aid, support, and love from others. There are all too many striking examples of how the modern world has failed to live community—more than enough to make us agonize over man's inhumanity toward his fellow human beings. But there are also many beautiful and ongoing examples of how the world has succeeded in living community—enough to strengthen our belief in the basic goodness of the human heart.
January 24, 2006 message continues
Messenger: What is our gaze in living out the mystery
of Christ and living with Jesus, the
New Adam and Mary the New Eve as our
Our Lady of Fatima told us on July 13,
1917 we must pray the rosary —
In meditating on the mysteries of
Christ's life and Mary's life — their love —
Jesus, the Divine God and Mary, the
most highest human person — we see
love between God and man (Mary a
human person) and model our love
relationships on this —
Mary the spiritual mother, Mother
of the Church —
Our focus in becoming as Christ
We note 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. Genesis 1: 27
We see the sin of Adam and Eve in
beginning of the Bible because
of greed and pride — a sin against
God and fellow men that follow and we
see at the end of the Bible
Revelation 21 —
Revelation 21: 1-8
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'
Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."' Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the legacy for cowards, for those who break their word, or worship obscenities, for murderers and the sexually immoral, and for sorcerers, worshippers of false gods or any other sort of liars, is the second death in the burning lake of sulphur.'
January 24, 2006 message continues
Messenger: The Church, the world and the individual
Christian is in the state of becoming.
Christ comes, the redeemer, the
of the world, the New Adam
As Fr. Carter says in the Spirituality Handbook
Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence.
Excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook p. 7
January 24, 2006 message continues
Messenger: The rosary, Mary says at Fatima
must be said every day as we
meditate on the mysteries of Jesus and
Mary's life — The New Adam, the
Christ is God
He is the all perfect God — the New Adam
Mary, the most highest of God created persons
— the New Eve
Meditating on these mysteries
we see perfection in their
pure ways of loving each other
and others —
We see the love of the Persons
of the Trinity — as Christ
reveals to us the love of the
Father in the Spirit.
God outpours His insight into the
Divine Mystery of Christ —
His life here — the Divine
God Incarnate in the womb
of the "Woman" — Mary our
sinless Mother —
We can ponder from the Litany forever
her title "Spiritual Vessel"
Singular Vessel of devotion
Mary the gate (way) of union with God
for sinful man — our spiritual
She having the most perfect
union with Father, Son and
The Litany to the Blessed Mother
honoring her for the 5 Blasphemies
committed against her —
which is why we have
5 first Saturday's
and 5ths when Mary appeared
From the Mass Book p. 1681. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
3. Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
4. The blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother.
5. The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.46
46. Frere Michael de la Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. II, Appendix III.
January 24, 2006 message continues
Messenger: The consecration Mary talks of at
Fatima to the Hearts of
Jesus and Mary and
the rosary are
Vital components for the banished
children of Eve.
In this the children of Adam and Eve
live more according to God's
will and find greater insight
into life in God through
meditation of the mysteries
of the rosary —
Christ the First Fruits
1 Corinthians 15: 20-28
In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
end of January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006 - We took this picture at 5:48pm.
May 3, 2006
Messenger: Are you doing the job for why Mary
appeared to me all those times? Why did
our Mother appear to get us to spread the
consecration to the Two Hearts to the Hearts
of Jesus and Mary.
It is our job to do so, Mary and
to the poor banished children of Eve.
We need to see with the wide
knowing that the souls of this earth must
give themselves to the Hearts of Jesus and
We give our lives for this.
Praying for the priests, the
Church and the
world. Being prayer apostles.
The Mass can reach the ends of the
We pray deeply uniting every moment to the
Masses being celebrated around the world.
People all over the world uniting
the Morning Offering. We unite as the body
of Christ, the Church -- we are united to
the Mass -- united to all angels and saints and
souls in purgatory --
Praying to the Father united to
Mass - the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally
made present in the Mass - offering this
sacrifice to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Go to Mass daily -- Go to Mass and
sacrifice -- united to the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass all day -- spread the morning
offering, spread the consecration,
spread these prayers. Don't be afraid,
don't be self-focused. How can we
not do our part as members of the body
of Christ? Mary appeared in the Americas,
Our Lady of Clearwater, Our Lady of
Fatima in the Americas -- 1) she appeared
to me in an old seminary, 2) she appeared to us
in Clearwater there to tell the people to pray,
to spread the consecration to the
Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and
to unite so deeply to the Mass.
Christ through His life, death and
paid the price for our salvation.
The Church the fountain of life
for the human race, the price of this paid for
by our beloved Savior.
The Church, the body of Christ,
united in deep
oneness, giving our lives united to the Mass,
as the body of Christ can help to bring down
great grace for the human race to be changed,
to know Christ, the Savior.
We, commissioned in baptism to
so souls will not be lost.
As we live our lives united to the
at every moment, we as members of the body of Christ
help in the release of this grace, Christ shed His blood
for, to be released to the world.
The Church being the fountain of
God's grace --
the sacraments given as gifts to us in the Church.
Every second of our lives, to pray as members
of the body of Christ -- united so deeply to the Mass
going on around the world --
we who are consecrated to the Sacred Heart and
the Immaculate Heart living that life of consecration
pray the Morning Offering daily, begging for grace
to be released on the whole world.
Not to be afraid, but to do
the job as baptized Catholics --
Satan wants us focused on
our own little backyard.
With an awareness of the lack
of the people of the human race
recognizing Christ as Savior,
Redeemer, Almighty God
we reach to these heights of
commitment as living as strong
members of the body of Christ,
as baptized Catholics.
We cry out at the Lamb of God
at Mass for mercy from our God.
We deeply participate in all Masses
attended not as a passive spectator
but as one deeply united to Christ
all angels and saints, the souls in purgatory,
the universal Church offering sacrifice
to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Mary said at Fatima until a sufficient
number of people have consecrated their
hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
there would not be peace in the world.
The mission of the Shepherds of Christ
at the end of the century begun by Fr. Carter
in 1994 with a message from Jesus
to spread this consecration to the priests,
bishops, etc. through the Priestly Newsletter
and to provide an instrument of instruction
rooted in the scriptures, the encyclicals (documents of the Church)
the sound teaching from the mouth of the Good Shepherd.
That the priest would hear the voice of the Good Shepherd
in this instrument and follow Him.
Good Sound Catholic truths from a holy,
John 10: 11-15
I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd lays down his life
for his sheep.
The hired man,
since he is not the shepherd
and the sheep do not belong to him,
abandons the sheep
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
and runs away,
and then the wolf attacks
and scatters the sheep;
he runs away
because he is only a hired man
and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own
and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father;
and I lay down my life for my sheep.
May 3, 2006 message continues
Messenger: Christ the Good Shepherd
laid down His life for His flock
and the members of the body of Christ
the poor banished children of Eve
through the commitment at baptism
have dedicated their lives in consecration
to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
living out that baptismal promise.
Consecration to the Heart of Jesus and Mary
is just a deepening of the baptismal commitment.
It is with little regard
that we worry for the perishable things of this world
but stay focused on our lives given to us
in preparation for the heavenly banquet,
for the beatific vision.
The Father allowed Mary to appear
Our Lady of Clearwater, Our Lady of Fatima
in the Americas because the soil was rich in the Americas
filled with people of the human race
being Christian in origin.
We see that Our Lady appeared at Fatima
and that although Christianity concentrated
around Rome and some of the adjoining areas
there is much work that needs to be done
in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ
the Son of God, Savior and Redeemer.
To me, God the Father allowed the Virgin Mary
to appear Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas,
in an attempt to cry especially
to the human race of the Americas
to see the Lady clothed with the sun,
the New Eve and to hear her message
to lead the world to her Son Jesus,
Redeemer, Savior -- Jesus, Son of God.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign,
the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph,
on this earth. Jesus gave to Fr. Carter
the following message
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)
May 3, 2006 message continues
Messenger: ... to spread the consecration
to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
to the world, through the priests,
the fish hook has been put in 189 countries
consistently for over a period of 12 years
in the Priestly Newsletter.
It is through our priests teaching the people
about the importance of consecration to the
Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart,
the New Adam, the New Eve
united to the Mass that the light of God's grace
can speed swiftly across the earth
transforming stubborn hearts, blind hearts,
self-focused hearts and lead them to ever
deeper levels of holiness and awareness
of the Good Shepherd, the Sacred Heart
of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
We in the Shepherds of Christ
have prayed for the success of this
Priestly Newsletter for 12 years,
as His instrument to help to bring to
completion the mission Mary began at Fatima,
and the conversion that is necessary
especially outside of America to lead the world
to accept the Sacred Heart of Jesus
as Savior and King.
It is God's plan, that the world will be one,
united in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
loving and worshiping the Sacred Heart of Jesus
as King and Center of their lives, so that they will
recognize the greatness of the Church God has given to us
and that Jesus remains with us truly present
in His Divinity and humanity today in the Eucharist
no less present than when He walked the earth.
Jesus is truly present in the
Eucharist and the Mass is celebrated
all over this earth -- we must unite
to the Mass and pray -- consecrated to
the pure Hearts of Jesus and Mary --
A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.
I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.
Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.
Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.
Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.
Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.
end of May 3, 2006 message
March 26, 2003
Excerpt from March 26, 2006 message
Messenger: On March 26, 2002 we got this letter from
Pope John Paul II about sending the
priestly Newsletter book II.
March 26, 2002
From the Vatican
Dear Mr. Weickert,
The Holy Father has asked me to
thank you for the book which
you sent to him at the request of the Reverend Edward J. Carter, S.J. He
very much appreciates the sentiments which prompted this presentation.
His Holiness will remember
Father Carter in his prayers.
Invoking upon him joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially
imparts his Apostolic Blessing.
Monsignor Pedro López Quintana
Messenger: March 26, 1994 - first time I talked at
Father Carter at Faber House
he said he believed I
was a genuine mystical
already discerning the
Blue Books -
He said Our Lord told him they
were as much his as mine.
Messenger: On March 26, 1996 about 9 months before
Mary appeared in Clearwater I had
the first of 3 main visions -
March 26, 1996
Very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter
Messenger: I came to All Saints Church before a beautiful Monstrance of gold that contained Our beloved Savior. He was adorned in light, the altar beneath shone with the brightest light and the cross behind was entirely silhouetted with the same celestial light. I was overwhelmed with the presence of God and cried deeply from the awe of it all.
To be so aware of the Almighty God truly present in His splendor and glory—to know the presence of God, to see the glistening of the gold and the light and reflection of the cross behind Him—my beauteous love—words do not exist to describe the rapture of a heavenly embrace! I cry because of the immense awe within my being to know Him. God truly present in His majesty and glory and oh, God, I behold the presence of a heavenly court. You opened wide the heavens and lifted up the veil and I knew You in Your splendor and glory. I behold God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." He is the Almighty God. He shows us the celestial lights with which He will light this earth. Many must surrender their hearts to His Heart and Mary's heart. It is in surrendering, the Spirit will move in the hearts of men and the light of God will shine on the darkened earth. Not with a light that you comprehend, but a light that is divinely granted—a light beyond all lights, a vision beyond all visions. It takes the surrender of minds and hearts to God. The Spirit cannot move in us when we are in control. Surrender and give Him our heart and He will make us fishers of men.
We are His apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. He is sending us out into the world to light the hearts with His burning love. We are chosen by Him and He is giving us abundant graces to grow in our union with Him. He will light this world with His burning love. Our hearts must be open. We must surrender and let go and reach beyond the senses, reach with our hearts. Pray for faith, pray for the vision of God.
Note: I cried all through this writing, having the presence of God and being in great ecstasy to behold Him. May God touch your heart and may His Spirit move within you. May you be filled with the grace of God to surrender and let Him accomplish a great work within you.
And I was filled on high with His miraculous light and He reached down and spoke within me. I was filled as never before and knew the presence of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Note: As I finished, the bells at All Saints Church rang at 9:00 A.M. As I began to experience the immense splendor, the bells of 8:00 rang. Words do not express anything that I saw or experienced or know from this ecstasy. This was the greatest and the first of three visions, which defined clearly to me our role in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Jesus defines clearly the role of Fr. Carter in this great mission given to him by the Father.
For Fr. Carter from Jesus:
Jesus: To him who has eyes to see, they will see - not with earthly vision, but with the eyes of faith, and to him who has ears to hear, he will hear with the fluttering of the Spirit moving within him.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I am the Almighty God. I say to the rocks to fall and they fall and to the grass, grow, and it grows, and to the sun, shine, and it shines. I give to you My love in these letters. Filled with My love, you will conquer this earth, not with weapons and powder or force, but with fires of My love. The fire will wipe out the hatred in the cold hearts and the earth will be covered with My celestial light. The earth will rock and I will appear in the heavens adorned in power and glory and the contrite hearts will be saved. I came to separate the sheep from the goats, the light from the darkness. I come and no one pays Me heed.
To you, My beloved son, Father Carter, I have sent you on a mission to spread this fire that will cover this earth. The hearts of men will turn from their sick and desolate ways to hearts gentle as a little lamb.
There will be one flock and one Shepherd and My staff will rule over all. Hearts consecrated to Our Hearts will lead the light across the earth. This light will be a light of intense brightness, brighter and hotter than any light from a flame. It will be the fire of God's love. The Spirit will move in the hearts of all consecrated to My Heart, and you will know how fire truly spreads, for the love of God is a fire. It is vibrant. It is encompassing. It is smoldering, burning deep within and speedily spreading on the outside. No fire on this earth can ever describe the burning embers that burn from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No fire burns like the fires coming from My Heart and hearts filled with the love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I have written your name, Fr. Carter, in My Heart, never ever to be blotted out and this earth will be renewed with the fire of God's love through you. You are My beloved priest-son, forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. Most holy and most sacred are your hands that consecrate the Host and write My precious newsletter for My beloved priest-sons. You are never unguarded. You are held within the deepest chamber of My Heart, and you will spread My love to the priest-sons of this earth.
I am Jesus. You will spread My love to all souls on this earth. I love you with the tenderest burning love. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior.
end of March 26, 1996 message
On May 31, 1994
Jesus gave Fr. Carter the message about starting the newsletter.
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