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.
January 24, 2001 - Feast of St. Francis de Sales
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: WE URGENTLY NEED FUNDS TO PUT OUT THE NEXT NEWSLETTER, PRAY FOR THIS AND FOR THE NEWSLETTER AND ALL INVOLVED.
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.
(Excerpt from January 23, 2001 Daily Message)
January 24, 2001
Before the Blessed Sacrament at St. Peter in Chains
Messenger: I see Him in such beauty adorned with
the richest cloth, the beauty of flowers placed
before the King.
The Son of God is He and my heart swells to be
so one with my Divine Bridegroom.
The lights of heaven come to me and I see
Him adorned in such splendor on His throne
and I see in my heart the throne of God
surrounded by the angels and saints.
I see grandeur, I see my God, I behold
Him so alive in my heart.
I cry out to Him of my love for Him, thanking
Him for all the love He has given to me in the
people in my life. I feel connection with Him
and those in heaven and here below and
I am glad for love. I want to love Him and adore
Him and be with Him, like this, forever, in
the deepest love.
Oh He is so gallantly beautiful as they have
adorned Him with a beautiful white brocade
shiny cloth. Oh such splendor for the King
truly present in the tabernacle. And I see a
gold aura around Him in the beautiful tabernacle.
Oh God, I love You so. My beautiful Bridegroom,
my heart is burning for Thee. For in the busy day,
the earth stands still for me and I am here in
these precious moments of silence with my Divine
God. My God! I love You so much. Let the
moments linger for I so desire to just be here
I await the precious moments when I will participate
in the Mass and receive Him. My heart plays a
symphony of joyous vibrations for no words
can express the rapture of this heavenly embrace.
Heaven touches earth for me in these moments
alone with Him. Heaven and earth are so united
in my heart and I am one with my beloved
God in this heavenly embrace.
I love Him, I thank Him for the gifts given, Himself
in the Eucharist, His Church and His priests.
I thank Him for giving us each other to love. What
a gift to be able to share our lives with each other
in holy love.
I write as He beckons me to do so, for you, that you
too will come and enjoy the gifts of our beloved God.
Jesus truly present in the Eucharist.
Oh I want to love God more and more and experience
a greater and greater fullness of life in Him.
On October 16, 2000, we presented the section on
Grace in the daily messages from Father Carter's book
Response in Christ, this writing makes my heart sing.
Our Lord has told me He gives great grace for taking
us into a deeper love union with Him when we read it.
MY PLACE (dwelling in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary)
go to this place of being so one with my God.
I unite to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
so deep in my heart. I go through my
Mother's pure heart. I unite with Jesus
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass wherever
it is being celebrated around the world.
I unite with all the angels and saints.
I go to this place, my place within
my heart and I connect to God. I feel
the union with all my brothers united to me
in holy love. I go to this place deep within
and I pray. He is there and I am united
in holy love to those I have mentioned. It is
my place of great joy and peace and I take it all
to Him. I go deeply into this place within, I
love it there. I rest in His Heart and I am one
with my God. I connect to Him in the deepest
love, I bring my cares to Him. I work for
Him, I give Him my problems and ask
for help. I want to be loved by my God, I want to
be united to all and experience deep love. I love
God and I love all men. In my place I unite
to God and all men. I give everything to Him,
my God and my Savior.
I love You God, thank You
is in Their Hearts that Jesus takes me to the Father in
the Holy Spirit. I love God so. Sound the trumpet, sound the
gong. This is reality – God is with us and He love us so much.
Hebrews 10: 11-18
The efficacy of Christ’s sacrifice
Every priest stands at his duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking away sins. He, on the other hand, has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his seat for ever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting till his enemies are made his footstool. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all who are sanctified. The Holy Spirit attests this to us, for after saying:
No, this is the covenant
I will make with them,
when those days have come.
the Lord says:
In their minds I will plant my Laws
writing them on their hearts,
and I shall never more
call their sins to mind,
or their offences.
When these have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.
Psalm 110: 1, 2, 3, 4
Yahweh declared to my Lord, ‘Take your seat at my right hand,
till I have made your enemies your footstool.’
Yahweh will stretch out the sceptre of your power;
from Zion you will rule your foes all around you.
Royal dignity has been yours from the day of your birth,
sacred honour from the womb, from the dawn of your youth.
Yahweh has sworn an oath he will never retract,
you are a priest for ever of the order of Melchizedek.
We Are All Like Little Fish (Excerpt)
February 3, 1994
Messenger: Yet, He-HE-dwells within us. He comes to us in such a humble way in Communion. He comes to our sinful bodies and He gives us such dignity and honor. He comes in our bodies and we show him indifference. Wake up to the true presence of God-made Man, coming here into your hearts, sitting as a prisoner in the tabernacle for love of you! And you swim your busy lives away, just as the fish must swim by this rock and that rock.
All that matters are His cares, His work for us. We are so blind. Wake up! This life is but a fleeting moment. We are being tried for the great reward. Come and worship. Bow down before the King. He is mighty and has all the power. We are doing useless tasks and wearing ourselves out. He is the true treasure. Only the things of God are of any account.
Alleluia. Praise Him, the Holiest, in the Heights. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Messenger: Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales.
Excerpt from priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Issue 3, 1999
Yes, the Good Shepherd has laid down His life for us. And He did so being aware of each of us in a most special way. Joseph Chorpenning, O.S.F., in commenting on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, doctor of the Church, says in one of his observations, "In human relationships one seeks to awaken in others an awareness of their divine dignity by the respect and reverence one demonstrates for their person, individuality, and liberty. In Salesian thought each person is unique and unrepeatable. For example, Francis says that when Jesus accomplished our redemption on the day of His passion and death, he 'knew all of us by name and by surname' (Treatise on the Love of God, 2 vols., Tan Books. Vol. 2, p. 280)2"
- Joseph Chorpenning, O.S.F.S., as in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, Michael Donney, editor, The Liturgical Press, p. 853.
(End of Excerpt from priestly newsletter)
Excerpt from priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Issue 3, 2000
Occasionally, very deep suffering may enter our lives. It is during these times that we need special determination to preserve ourselves in a basic peace of spirit despite the very significant pain. One may wonder how a person can be at peace amidst the experience of great suffering. St. Francis de Sales in one of his writings—and I have not been able to locate the exact place—offers an analogy which I think is very helpful. He asks us to picture an ocean body of water at the time of a violent storm. The surface of the water becomes extremely turbulent. Francis asks us, as we use our imagination, to descend beneath the surface of the water into its depth. What do we find? The more deeply one descends away from the turbulent surface, the calmer the water becomes. Likewise, says the saint and doctor of the Church, should it be with us during times of profound suffering. Although the surface of the spirit may be very agitated, one can still maintain basic peace of spirit by going deep down to one’s center where God is more directly experienced. Here the person experiences a calm, a basic peace, although the suffering remains.
(End of Excerpt from priestly newsletter)
John 19: 25-27
Jesus and his mother
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s 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, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Fr. Carter's Homily - February 12, 2000
In today's Gospel we have presented to us that beautiful scene where Jesus gives Mary to us as our spiritual Mother, and notice He does it in such a very personal way in the sense that He uses a single individual, John, the beloved disciple, to stand in the place of all of us, so that He says, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) He does not say, "Mary, I am making you spiritual Mother of the whole human race," which in fact He is doing, but He makes it very, very, very personalized and individualistic in the sense He wants us to realize that Mary is uniquely the Mother of each of us. He uses the singular, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) and to the disciple, "This is your mother." (John 19:27) The Holy Father, in His very inspiring encyclical on the Mother of the Redeemer, brings all this out to us in these, as I say, very inspiring words. He says,
"Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood. For each child is generated in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child." 1
And then He goes on to say,
"It can be said that motherhood 'in the order of grace' preserves the analogy with what 'in the order of nature' characterizes the union between mother and child. In the light of this fact it becomes easier to understand why in Christ's testament on Golgotha His Mother's new motherhood is expressed in the singular, in reference to one man: 'Behold your son.' " 2
And so we should take great, great, great comfort in these words of the Holy Father working off the words of Scripture themselves. Yes, how comforting it is to know that Mary is so preciously the Mother of each of us in a very unique fashion. She loves you much, much, much, much more than the most perfect natural mother here below could love a child. And so let us draw upon this truth and live it each day, going to her loving, tender, motherly Heart in all our needs, in all our joys, all our sorrows, all our failures, all our successes. And let us draw upon that idea of uniqueness which we've been talking about. Let us realize that she knows much, much better than we do that God in Christ has given each of us a very, very unique, special mission, special role to fulfill upon this earth. And the more we fulfill that with her intercession, and through Jesus in the Holy Spirit as we serve the Father, the more we fulfill that special mission, the more pleasing we are to her. All good children take delight in pleasing their mothers. Should we be any different in reference to Mary, our spiritual Mother? Let us then draw upon the great consolation each day relative to Mary's spiritual motherhood towards each of us. And let us realize that special mission which we have been talking about, how much that means to Mary, to Jesus, to the Father, to the Holy Spirit, to the whole world. No one else can fulfill the unique mission given to you. What a precious opportunity. What an awesome responsibility. And I suggest, if not using the words themselves, we often recall to us these ideas of St. Bernard in reference to Mary—Bernard, not only saint, but doctor of the Church, which means he possessed great spiritual wisdom. He has left us these beautiful words about Mary. He says,
"If you will not be submerged by tempests, do not turn away your eyes from the splendor of this star. If the storms of temptation arise, if you crash against the rocks of tribulation, look to the star, call upon Mary. If you are tossed about on the waves of pride, of ambition, of slander, of hostility, look to the star, call upon Mary. If wrath or avarice or the enticements of the flesh upset the boat of your mind, look to Mary. If you are disturbed by the immensity of your crimes...If you begin to be swallowed up by the abyss of depression and despair, think of Mary! In danger, in anxieties, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let her name not leave your lips, nor your heart, and that you may receive the help of her prayer, do not cease to follow the example of her conduct...If she holds you, you will not fall, if she protects you, you need not fear." 3
Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, The Mother of the Redeemer, United States Catholic Conference, No. 45.
Ibid., No. 45.
St. Bernard, as in Hilda Graef, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, Christian Classics, Vol. I, p. 237.
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
This is a gift we give you.
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: ________
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.
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: CAN YOU HELP US BY GIVING US ROSARIES FOR THE SCHOOLS REQUESTING THEM?
Mary speaks: PLEASE MAKE WALTER'S ROSARIES. THE SCHOOLS WANT ROSARIES AND THERE ARE NOT ANY ROSARIES LEFT.
Messenger: Pray for Perry, Ron, Fernando, Hank, Ed.
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.
Prayer List for apostles for interior use in the Movement. Pray hourly.
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.
(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)
MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD
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.
Q: How do I feel when I am filled with love for you and expressing it and you tell me something that is disconnected, detailed and logical?
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