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

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

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

January 9, 2004

January 10th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for
January 10th are Joyful.


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb
the Bridegroom of the soul

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



Schedule for January 10, 2004

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Nursing Home #3

5:20 a.m. - Daily Message from June 15, 2003

5:54 a.m. - Mary's Message

6:00 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayer for Union with Jesus

6:05 a.m. - Songs

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

7:24 a.m. - Handbook read by Rita Ring

8:39 a.m. - April 17, 1994 Interview with Rita Ring

10:09 a.m. - Special Messages from Jesus as given 
                     to Father Carter and Songs from Jesus

11:27 a.m. - Mary's Message

11:33 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayer for Union

11:38 a.m. - Live Rosary February 13, 1997

1:01 p.m. - Father Carter's talk February 13, 1997

1:35 p.m. - The Spirituality of Fatima read by Father Carter & Rita Ring

2:17 p.m. - About Shepherds of Christ - talk given June 29, 2003

3:37 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Christmas Songs

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

7:24 p.m. - Newsletter 2001 Issue 1 (The Sacraments and the Mass)

10:02 p.m. - Consecration - July 31, 1999

11:34 p.m. - Live Rosary November 13, 1996

12:54 a.m. - Tell My People read by Father Carter

2:25 a.m. - A Blue Book Reading or Two and a Tribute
                    to Mary on Mother's Day - May 11, 2003

3:44 a.m. - Mary's Message

3:50 a.m. - Morning Offering

3:54 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

4:00 a.m. - Mass



January 9, 2004

Messenger:        Dear God,
                                I love You and I give You myself.  

Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.


                            Sing Song:  Take Lord Receive

Messenger:        Like a parched desert, I long
                                for Thee.

                            Oh my beloved, my tongue is
                                thirsty for Thee.

                            I long for Your wisdom and Your

                            My soul is ready to do Your will.

Jesus speaks:     To the one who plans the day long,
                                always reaching for a plan,
                                will they never stop and let
                                My quiet whispers of love quench
                                their soul.

                            Like a dry, parched desert, I come
                                with My grace to fill you.

                            I outpour My wisdom upon you.
                            You reach within the endless door
                                of light and knowledge of Me
                                fills your soul and your heart
                                is quieted like a baby nuzzled
                                quietly at their mother's breast.

                            O sing "Yahweh, fill my heart with
                                love, quiet my weary soul"

Jesus continues to speak:
                            Sing the song of surrender and let
                              Me run your life
                            But you hold on with clenched fist
                                plodding and banging your way

                            I see so many in the world say
                                "My way, my way"

                                Harken to Me see the plan of your Father
                                purify your souls, let go of attachments
                                that keep you stuck in misery

                            Open the pipes and sing a song of surrender
                                praise your God, let go and let Me
                                mold your heart in My ways.

                            A man was so set in his ways and so 
                                miserable, he never heard the soft
                                whispers I gave to him in his heart.

                            I want you to sing to praise your God.
                            I want you to be at peace.
                            Surrender and let go.

Messenger:         Oh sweet and glorious God I love you.

                            I eat Your Body and I drink Your Blood
                                in the Holy Eucharist.

                            Yourself You give to me.
                            I am fed by You.
                            I love you God, I love you so much.

                            Dear God, I pray to be the way You want
                                me to be. Dear God I want Your
                                will, the song of my soul is to 
                                do Thy will, not my will, but Thine
                                be done
                                Oh God, I love You so much.
                                Help me to be more and more like Mary
                                    and to serve You by doing Your will.
                                Help me to be pure.

                            Dear Jesus, I adore You, I worship You
                                and I love You so much. Jesus
                                thank You for Your gift to me 
                                in the Holy Eucharist.

                            I long for Thee, I want to go to the Eucharist
                                and taste Your sweetness, Jesus. 
                            Come to me Lord, come and possess my soul.

                            Dear God, I don't understand when someone in 
                                authority tells someone to do something, why they
                                willfully change things thinking they 
                                can make it better.

                            It is simple to give a direction, take a
                                movie of the window, do this project
                                etc and then the will of the other is 
                                so strong, they think they should disobey
                                and do it their way to make it better.

                            Yes after it is done, what can you do. You
                                tell them and many justify themselves
                                and they punish more because they don't
                                want anyone correcting them.

                            God has called a special retreat for the 
                                servants and handmaids January 10-14.

                            There will be Mass in China on the 13th at
                                12:00 noon all are invited anytime
                                during the retreat.
                                There will be prayer services in the 
                                Church each night from 6:20 on.
                                The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed.
                                It will be a benefit for all who come.
                                A silent retreat will be offered soon
                                    for apostles, associates and others.
                                The retreat this month will begin if
                                    anyone wants to come and pray
                                    Sunday with the 6:20 prayers.
                                Tuesday the 13th there will be the Mass
                                    at 12:00 noon, the prayer service,
                                    a small break, the 6:20 prayers
                                    followed by what will be the Sidney
                                    Rosary this month.
                                Masses will be every day
                                    Monday        12:00  January 12
                                    Tuesday        12:00  January 13
                                    Wednesday     3:00  January 14  
                                            this is the closing of the retreat.

                                 Mass in Cincinnati will be at 9:00 Sunday
                                    call Doris at Morrow for details.

                                 Rooms can be obtained for the retreat at
                                    the Country Hearth Inn in Madison
                                    at a reasonable price.

                                These retreats are to help us to grow in 
                                    deeper holiness and help us grow
                                    more deeply in our love union
                                    with God.

                                The 13th is a day of prayer especially
                                    for the priests, the Church and the 
                                    world and Tuesday night for healing
                                    as always during the Tuesday night
                                    Sidney rosary.

                                China is our center for retreats.
                                The special retreat open to apostles and 
                                    associates will be announced, but 
                                    every month a retreat will take 
                                    place before the exposed Eucharist,
                                    with the special prayer service
                                    being on the 13th at 12 noon.

                                We beg for prayers for our Movement.
                                The Novitiate is in Cincinnati.
                                Anyone entering as a possible candidate
                                    for a servant and handmaid will
                                    enter in Cincinnati. There they
                                    will be trained about the way of 
                                    life and the mission of the Shepherds of Christ
                                    as they grow more deeply in their
                                    union with God.

                                Our daily activities center around the Mass
                                    and adoration.
                                    We do hourly prayers.
                                    We pray daily at 6:20.

                                Anyone interested should read the daily
                                    messages, and listen to the broadcasts,
                                    and pray the prayers on the 5th, 13th
                                    and the Sidney Rosary.

                                Our Mission is directed by Our Lord.
                                    Everything is checked with a Catholic
                                        priest daily. Other priests are
                                        also consulted.

                                We want to guard the absolute purity
                                    of the Movement at all times.

                                Fr. Carter and Rita Ring are the only
                                    messengers of the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

                                All materials are discerned by a Catholic

                                Father Edward Carter, doctor of theology
                                    author of 18 books discerned all 
                                    published books very carefully 
                                    and all daily messages until his
                                    death December, 2000.

                                He told us to have a special priest to help us.

                                This priest has helped us since Fr. Carter's death
                                    daily, with other priests being consulted
                                    when needed.

                                Our mission in Florida is very directed.

                                To lead into this great era of peace we 
                                    encourage all to live deeply their
                                    life of consecration to the Hearts of 
                                    Jesus and Mary. We are to encourage
                                    people to consecrate their homes to the Sacred Heart
                                    and the Immaculate Heart. Jesus wants pictures of
                                    the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart
                                    in all homes. We encourage all to pray the rosary,
                                    as Mary desires, so they will let the mysteries of the
                                    rosary live in their lives. How can we be more likened
                                    to Jesus and Mary unless we meditate on Their

                                    Dear Jesus, touch our hearts to be likened
                                to you. Help us to live holy lives. Help us to
                                be pure more like Mary, help us to follow in Your

                                    We have been given a special mission to 
                                pray for the priests, the Church and the world
                                If people come to the site in Florida and talk derogatorily
                                about their priests and bishops we don't
                                encourage them, we simply tell them Jesus
                                has given us this Movement to pray for holy
                                priests, to pray for the Church and the world
                                and we try to encourage them to pray
                                these prayers given to Father Carter and 
                                pray the prayers in their prayer chapters, 
                                after Mass or begin a prayer chapter. 




January 9, 2004 message continues

Messenger:             We encourage all to take the say daily card
                                (the Morning Offering) and tell them to pray
                                it daily.

                                    The whole building is used to promote this
                                mission given to us by God. And it is full.

                                    We had to close the rosary factory on
                                September 11, 2002 because of funds.
                                    This service has been picked up in Jasper,
                                Indiana ever since.

                                    We wish you would remember us in your will.
                                     Jesus wants us to own the building outright
                                so we can focus on the ministries. We now have
                                a loan on the building.


January 9, 2004

Messenger:          True leaders are out for the good of the 
                                Movement. They know that they do not
                                do all things perfectly and try with all 
                                their heart to do what they can for
                                the good of the Movement and to help
                                    save souls.

                             If there is one leader that resist any correction
                                and pouts for days at any correction he is,
                                besides weakening the Movement with
                                lack of cooperation, future work accomplished,
                                giving a very bad example to all those
                                around him.

                             Jesus gives us many gifts and directions
                                to accomplish this work at hand. The leaders
                                are most faithful. This can be measured
                                by their willingness to continually do what is
                                best for the Movement. If correction is needed
                                there is little focus and it does not alter
                                their behavior afterward in any way at
                                all. They continue to make decisions for 
                                the good of the Movement for their focus
                                is to serve God and operate for His
                                honor and glory.

                            A person from wounded relationships can
                                pout for weeks and may never forget
                                that they were corrected for doing
                                something incorrectly. They harbor
                                resentment inside and their work
                                is majorly affected because they will 
                                not get over being corrected. How can
                                you deal with someone who is so attached
                                to wanting their performance to be
                                spotless and if they do their own thing
                                when asked to do something else how can
                                you ever get them to do what you 
                                need done.

                            First of all they do what they want, their
                                own way, when asked to do a specific
                                thing leaving what needed to be done,
                                done incorrectly,
                                then when they are told what they did,
                                they pout for weeks and won't get
                                over the problem being addressed.

                            Where St. Ignatius talks about the three
                                classes of men we see one doing everything
                                for the honor and glory of God, wanting
                                what needs to be done and giving their
                                all to it.

                            Where one can not be told to do something
                                without doing it their own way
                                and then punishing others for weeks
                                for correcting them the bottom line to
                                the story is they won't do what you 
                                ask them to do.

                            A leader that is the class that wants the will
                                of God, will act with the best interest
                                of the Movement, two seconds after they
                                were corrected. They act for the good
                                of the Movement and to please God
                                and do His will always.

                            A person acting above others as a leader,
                                in this case Jesus, is a go between for 
                                people. Why should they lead with such

                                The purity of intention of the three
                            classes of men can be seen in this
                            meditation of St. Ignatius in the 
                            Spiritual Exercises.





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