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

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

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

January 22, 2001

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

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

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

Messenger: Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!


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

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

Messenger:     Relationship takes time. We feel connected. God
                     created us that we would relate to Him. In Father
                     Carter's writing on Grace we see how important
                     our relationship is with all three Divine

                         I see more the whole vision of relating with
                     the saints in heaven. They see God face to face,
                     they can intercede for us to God.

                         In this chapter on Grace Father Carter talks
                     about our sharing in an intimate way with
                     our Divine God. He talks about our life of

                         It is so beautiful.

                         I can see Lucia's vision and how grace can
                     be outpoured on the earth the more we unite
                     and offer our lives to God.

                         We are one with the Father, Son and Holy
                     Spirit and we go to God in the pure and
                     holy Heart of our Mother.

                         She is as we call it in the litany "Spiritual vessel".

                         She is "Mother of divine grace", she is "Singular
                     vessel of devotion", she is "Tower of David", she is
                     "Tower of ivory" and "House of gold", she is the
                     "Ark of the Covenant."

                         Relationship, when we are little babies our parents
                     teach us about relationships. Babies are sometimes fed
                     at the breast of their mother, Mary is Mother of our
                     spiritual life. She is Mother of "divine grace".

                         I see a wider vision now than ever before. I see
                     how important it is for me to have a relationship with
                     the saints in heaven. I pray to St. Margaret Mary who
                     knows the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She saw Him, I saw
                     Him, she loved His fiery Heart on fire for men. Jesus
                     gave us the newsletter on the Feast of St. Margaret
                     Mary, I didn't even realize it until a little while
                     ago. Pray through her powerful intercession for
                     this newsletter and for grace for the priests receiving it.

                         We have prayed so hard for the Jesuits and priests, but
                     now we must unite as never before with St. Xavier and
                     St. Ignatius and all the Jesuit saints in heaven.
                     On the Feast of St. Xavier and St. Ignatius and some of the
                     Jesuit Feasts, I would be given the greatest gifts at Mass.
                     I was so excited when it was St. Ignatius' Feast day and St. Xavier
                     because I would get so many favors from Our Lord at
                     Mass. I was taken into ecstasy and given the greatest
                     lights. I was so united to heaven and earth, I was
                     so happy, filled with such joy.

                         On Saturdays I would be so excited to attend the Mass
                     of the Blessed Virgin and read the readings. Many times
                     I was permitted to choose the readings from the votive
                     Mass of the Blessed Mother. I would
                     choose the Magnificat and the reading from Genesis
                     about the fall of Adam and Eve and do the Hail Mary
                     verse for the Alleluia. My heart was so happy to celebrate
                     these special feasts. I was so happy to
                     go to the Mass of the Sacred Heart,
                     I know the readings so well. They make me cry as I
                     think of them and at the Psalm we would do the
                     Psalm of the Good Shepherd.

                         Father Carter always did the votive Mass of the Sacred
                     Heart whenever he could. He loved the Sacred Heart
                     so much. I love the readings.

                         Sometimes he would say the votive Mass of the
                     Eucharist or Precious Blood of Jesus.
                     On Saturdays, whenever it was permissible,
                     he did the Mass of the Blessed Mother.

                         At first I would go into such ecstasies
                     during the Consecration of the Mass and see
                     the transparent halo around the Host at the
                     Consecration, similar to how it appears on
                     the Mass Book. I was taken into a deeper love union
                     with our Savior at Mass. When I wrote the
                     Mass Book at our Lord's request, I prayed about
                     an hour before Mass and the Mass was held
                     between the hours of 12 and 3. I began to pray
                     sometime before 12:00. The Masses were so special
                     when I wrote the Mass Book. The preparation before,
                     before the tabernacle was so important.

                         I had gotten a message from Father Carter to pray at
                     Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. At first I didn't want
                     to drive down there, but I obeyed the message from
                     Jesus and what opened up was
                     the great experiences I received,
                     many that are accounted in the Mass Book.

                         I received many experiences for this second
                     Mass Book because of Masses in our Eucharistic
                     Center in China, Indiana.

                         After I had received so many ecstasies and
                     experiences in the second part of the Mass, Our
                     Lord began to give me great experiences when the
                     Scriptures were read at church.

                         On December 7, 1996, Holy Saturday, I received a writing
                     on Light. This is in the Apostles' Manual, click on.
                     Then the Scriptures were opened up for me. It was as though
                     He lifted a veil and we saw such insight into
                     the Scriptures. Father Carter said he never saw them
                     like that before, they just opened up and the words
                     were so deep in our hearts.

                         Jesus would give me insights into the Scriptures at
                     the Sunday Masses and then we would have a 3 hour
                     live rosary at which I would receive messages 
                     at the Morrow Center at 2:00. This went on
                     for 3 years while we went through all three cycles
                     of the Liturgical year, cycle A, B, and C.

                         I would go to Sunday Mass at Father Carters. I
                     would receive revelations at the Mass he celebrated.
                     We then did the 3 hour live rosary at
                     2:00 at the Morrow Center. The rosaries
                     went from December 1996, to December 31, 1999. Then
                     Our Lord told me to quit going to the Sunday rosaries,
                     the live weekly Sunday rosaries were ended. All these
                     rosaries and insight into the Scriptures are taped.
                     He majorly unveiled aspects of the Scripture for us.

                     We learned to live more and more in the Liturgical
                         year with such delight. On the 13ths
                         Jesus would instruct us more and more about
                         praying as a body, interceding united in deep prayer,
                         for the priests, the Church and the world.

                     I feel now with the death of Father Carter we will be
                         more united than ever. He talks about relationships
                         with members of the Church in this section on Grace.

                     Jesus has taught us how to pray and stay united at the
                         Mass and all day.

                         Now I know I can unite to the Mass and pray to the
                     Father in the Holy Spirit united to all the angels and
                     saints and the souls in purgatory, praying through
                     the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater,
                     dwelling in the Hearts of the New Adam and New Eve.

                         The tree of life.

                         He gives us such grace in the Mass.

Messenger:     I feel this deep connection with heaven
                         and earth.

                         I love God and souls so much.

                         It is for this I write as a messenger of

                         And I quote Revelation 11: 19

Revelation 11: 19

    Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. Then came flashes of lightning, peals of thunder and an earthquake and violent hail.

Jesus speaks: I ask you to read Chapter 3 of Genesis and Chapter 11
                            of Revelation.

                        I ask you to put Father Carter's pillar of light picture
                            from January 18, 2001, with the two quotes from

Revelation 3:12, 21

Anyone who proves victorious I will make into a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and it will stay there for ever; I will inscribe on it the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which is coming down from my God in heaven, and my own new name as well.

Anyone who proves victorious I will allow to share my throne, just as I have myself overcome and have taken my seat with my Father on his throne.

Jesus speaks: I ask you to pray from the depths of your
                            heart for the newsletter and all involved,
                            for funds and for grace for all the
                            priests receiving it.

                        I ask you to pray for Fr. Mike reading the
                            section on grace.

                        Pray hourly.

                        I will renew the face of the earth.

                        You must have faith.

                        Pray hourly, I ask you, I am Jesus
                            your beloved Savior, I gave My life
                            for you so that you would be saved,
                            will you please do as I ask here and
                            pray, pray for the souls so they will
                            cooperate with graces I give to be
                            saved. I love you so much.

                        I love you, I love you, I love you.

                        I am Jesus, the Savior of the World.

Jesus speaks: Help Me!

                        I give you the writing on Grace from your founder
                            Father Carter.

                        Here I ask you to quote the section on the
                            relationships with members of the Church
                            from the chapter on Grace.

Excerpt from Response in Christ, by Father Edward J. Carter S.J. - Chapter 3 - The Christian Life of Grace

       e) Relationship with Members of the Church
There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church's existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

   The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

   The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God's own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

   This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."13 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

   The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.14 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."15

   The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

   Not only can we be aided by the saints' intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.16

   13Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
   15Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
   16Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

(End of excerpt from Response in Christ)

Jesus speaks: I ask you to pray the way I have instructed
                            you. I ask you to be united in the
                            deepest union. I ask you to pray from
                            the depth of your heart.

                        I ask you to study the picture of January 5, 2001.

                        See the golden rainbow.

                        I LOVE you with the tenderest love.

Genesis 9: 15

I shall recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature, in a word all living things, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all living things.

Isaiah 49: 15

Can a woman forget her baby at the breast,
feel no pity for the child she has borne?
Even if these were to forget,
I shall not forget you.

Father Carter's Homily - February 1, 2000

          The offering of the votive Mass of the Holy Eucharist allows us all sorts of possibilities to reflect upon this multi-splendored gift which is the Eucharist. Today I thought I would give a homily which allows us to deepen our appreciation and our thanksgiving for the availability of the Eucharist to us. Even we, who try to be so fully committed to Christ and to Christ in His Eucharistic gift, can at least a little bit of the time, to a certain degree, take the Eucharist for granted and not appreciate its daily availability to us. These two stories I'm going to quote bring out the fact that not all Catholics have this daily availability and sometimes when they have it they have to experience the endangerment of their own lives to attend the Eucharist. And this first story is found in Fulton Sheen's book, Through the Year with Fulton Sheen, brings this fact out that especially during those war years—Second World War and communist domination after World War II—how people literally around the world, at least in those communist dominated countries and during the German occupation in World War II actually risked their lives for the great privilege of attending the Eucharist. And here's that story from a German concentration camp. "A priest who was in the German prison camp Dachau describes the Mass after all the German guards were in bed. He said, ‘Our lives were in danger if we were ever discovered. A young priest had to memorize the names of all of those who had received Communion. After night call and bed check, we would set our guards, darken the windows, and the lucky one to be chosen to celebrate for this momentous occasion would carefully brush his pathetic garb, put the stole over his shoulders, and by the small light of his smuggled candle begin the commemoration of that great passion... We could understand the Mass. All that could crowd into the room were there, tears of joy running down our cheeks. Christ the Lord, who knew what suffering was, was coming... to bring us strength and consolation. The small hosts were broken into as many particles as possible so that the greatest number could communicate. We had to keep a secret roster of those who received. We missed some of the liturgy perhaps, but I think that God looked down into that prison room and found a particularly refreshing response to his cry of love from the cross, ‘I thirst.’ There was nothing that could keep us from doing all in our power to be closer to God.’ " 1 And if this story brings out the great danger many have undergone to attend the Eucharist, this next story brings out the fact that in many sections of our world today there are not enough priests, and many Catholics do not have the Eucharist because of this shortage of priests. And this is related to us by Pope John Paul II in one of his letters, his Holy Thursday letters, to his fellow priests. He says, "Dear brothers: who have put your hand to the plough and do not turn back, and perhaps even more those of you who are doubtful of the meaning of your vocation or of the value of your service: think of the places where people anxiously await a priest, and where for many years, feeling the lack of such a priest, they do not cease to hope for his presence. And sometimes it happens that they meet in an abandoned shrine, and place on the altar a stole which they still keep, and recite all the prayers of the Eucharistic Liturgy; and then, at the moment that corresponds to the transubstantiation a deep silence comes down upon them, a silence sometimes broken by a sob... so ardently do they desire to hear the words that only the lips of a priest can efficaciously utter... So deeply do they feel the absence of a priest among them!... Such places are not lacking in the world. So if one of you doubts the meaning of his Priesthood, if he thinks it is ‘socially’ fruitless or useless, reflect on this!” 2 And so we who have the great privilege of attending the Eucharist each day, let us pray during this Mass and always not to take that availability for granted, but to get the most out of each Eucharistic participation. And as we participate, among our other petitions, let us ask the Father to send us more priests, good and holy priests, and to renew His present priests with the greatest desire for the greatest holiness. Father, we put this petition before You through Your Son Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with the prayerful assistance of Mary, our Mother.


1. Through the Year with Fulton Sheen, Servant Books, pp. 99-100.
2. Pope John Paul II, Holy Thursday Letters to My Brother Priests, edited by James P. Socias, Scepter Publications and Midwestern Theological Forum, pp. 38-40.

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

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

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

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

(End of Mary's Message)


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

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

A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

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

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

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

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

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

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

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

December 17, 2000, Mary speaks:

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

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

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

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City:   _________________      State:   _________________ Zip: ________

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

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

ROSARIES from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

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



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

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

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

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

Last revised January 19, 2001

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


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

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


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel we can grow closer in our relationship by seeing ourselves as children in the Father's family?

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