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 23, 2001

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

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

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

Messenger: Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!


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

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

Jesus speaks: Please pray for the newsletter.
Pray for grace for the priests receiving it.
Pray for funds.

Pray for the taping of the newsletter Friday.
Pray for the finished tape.

I love you, I am Jesus, Savior of the World.

Messenger: I hear the words of Jesus, "Father Carter lives".

My life is fuller now, my connection deeper to 
    the other side.
There is a thin veil between here and there.
We may not see the things on the other side, 
    but by faith we know God is with us today.
I feel such a close union with the saints and 
    I think differently about those who have died.

My mom died when I was five and I believed 
    she was in heaven.
Now I know more that she is alive on the 
    other side.
She was a very holy woman, both she and my 
    father went to Mass daily.

In all of our imperfections, we keep trying to 
    be as God wants us to be.
We aren't perfect, but we keep going to God 
    and trying to be as He wants.
He wants us loving each other and getting along 
    with each other, this helps us to mature 
    more in our ways of loving.

I want to be so united to God for all eternity.
I want to be united in the depth of love.
I want to grow here in my ways of loving, 
    so I can be so united to God 
    for all eternity.

God is so good to us.
This section from Father Carter's book 
    Response in Christ
, about our relationship 
    with the members of the Church is so beautiful, 
    we could read it everyday so we see a 
    fuller picture of how things really are.

I feel so much love for all the saints, St. Theresa, 
    the Little Flower; St. Faustina, St. Margaret 
    Mary, St. Claude de la Colombiere; I love 
    St. Xavier and St. Ignatius so much.
I feel so connected to St. Francis and St. Clare.
My heart is so deeply connected to St. Paul 
    and especially to St. John.
I feel myself writing to the people like St. John. 
    I am so grateful to God for these gifts 
    He has given to us.

I wish the section from the Grace Chapter 
    about our relationship with the members 
    of the Church appear here.

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)

Messenger: God is so good to us. He has given us 
    so many beautiful and holy people who have said 
    yes to His mission.

    There is life beyond our physical body.

    Oh God, thank You for giving us life.
    Oh God, thank You for the Eucharist.

This is about relationship, our relationship 
    with God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

This is about our relationship with Mary.
This is about our relationship with each other.
This is about our relationship with the 
    members of the Church.

This is about love and life and God.
This is about happiness, to be possessed 
    by God and to one day see His face.

It is His will we are here now.

"Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results—I do not know what I should choose. I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake." (Ph 1:21-24).

Jesus speaks: I am asking you to help Me get 
    My word to the people. Please help Me, time 
    is short, souls will be lost. I love them so much. 
    I am God.

    Help Me reach the souls of the earth with 
        My message of love.

In the messages I gave to you in God's Blue Book 
    I wrote to you tender love letters from My Heart 
    to lead you to the Eucharist. When you fervently 
    spend time with Me in frequent Communions 
    and before the tabernacle, this helps deepen 
    your relationship with Me.
I have taken you in this relationship to a deeper 
    love union with your Father in the Holy Spirit.
It is in consecrating your hearts to Our two 
    Hearts you have grown in a deeper love 
    union with your God.
Mary is the highest human person, her Heart is 
    Immaculate, in going through her Immaculate 
    Heart you are able to become more
    united to your God.
Dwelling in Our Hearts is your little heaven 
    on earth.

I have led you into a deeper love union with 
    each other. I have helped you recognize 
    the tactics of the evil one. I have helped 
    you to become more one with each other 
    through the Mass and consecration.

I am teaching you now to have a deep relationship 
    with the saints.

In these writings I have led you into a deeper love 
    union with God and your brothers.

Through the writings I have given, I will guide you 
    so you advance more in the spiritual life and 
    have deeper union with God and one another. 
    You should see the writings as a whole.

This is a gift I give you to help lead men into 
    oneness and to help to bring about the 
    Reign of My Sacred Heart and the renewal 
    of the Church and the world.

I love you, I am Jesus Christ, Savior of the World.

Messenger: When I received the Precious Blood, 
    I heard Jesus speak.

Jesus speaks: I give you My Blood to drink.
From My cup I give you to drink.

Messenger: I love you My beloved Savior, help us.

Jesus speaks: You must live to do My will.
    Every action you perform is so important.
Do not try to do things just because they fit into 
    your schedule. Do actions because it is God's will.
    If something is not God's will, don't do it 
        because someone else wants you to do it 
        or it neatly fits into your schedule.

Pray for discernment, that you know God's will
    for you.

Do not give suggestions that fit your schedule, 
    but maybe are not the right things
    for others.
When you give suggestions you should be doing
    so because you honestly believe it is
    God's will that it is performed a certain way.
Many people want control or just make 
    suggestions. It is confusing when one 
    in authority gives suggestions to those 
    beneath and they have not given them 
    a lot of thought or taken them to prayer.

In the Reign of the Sacred Heart all will live 
    according to God's will, operating as 
    a well-oiled clock.

You must live to do God's will.

Don't try to keep others busy, just to 
    fill in time.

Ask yourselves, what is God's will for me?

Some bosses just look for things to keep 
    their employees busy.

I give you messages to follow.

My timing is perfect.

My way is perfect.

You must pray that you do things the way 
    I want them done.
Don't make vain suggestions to others 
    just to keep them busy.

If it is God's will, do all you can to carry it 
    out in the way God intends.
    Don't try to just get the job done and 
        throw everybody off because it 
        is convenient for you.

I give messages in a timely manner.
    The timing for the newsletter is crucial.
    The taping is important.

I beg you to pray for this.
I beg you to pray for funds.
I ask you to help Me deliver My message.

Help Me. I am Jesus, the Savior of the World.

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.

Name: _________________      Street: _____________________________

City:   _________________      State:   _________________ Zip: ________

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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 you feel we can help one another pray the rosary every day?

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