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.

October 10, 2005

October 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for October 11th are Joyful.

         

Pray for Jim who had heart surgery.

           

October retreat will be
a special Fatima retreat -

October 16th is the
feast of St. Margaret Mary

The retreat will begin
October 13th until October 17th

and the retreat will be an extra day,
October 17th
due to the Fatima nature.

     

  

Pray for urgent intention and all involved.

     
 

October 10, 2005

 

8 years ago

Message from October 8, 1997

Jesus speaks:  Seedless, barren, not bringing forth fruit on the vine. I come to be heard and who pays Me heed. To a people of stiffs I address this issue, what think you when the water is gone from the trough?

    Do you think you will then worship the molten calf or will you be ready for surrender then?

    Oh, you thankless race, anger and wrath is the mind of your God. You do not worry, My messenger, for I am God and I speak to you. You think you are alone and I have chosen you. Your money is your god, oh people of Zion - your money in the pockets is the sound that brings you joy.

    What brings Me joy is the songs of the faithful, praising and worshipping God, but I go to the tent and there is the molten calf and an abased nation of stiffs, heartless and filled with fear. I beg of you to stop now before it is too late, but you do not know of the chastisement I have in store for you - it is under the plan of the Father.

    The children who walk in darkness carried a molten calf in their arms and the God of justice struck the earth.

    He struck you, senseless people, because you would not listen.

    I did not put you on the earth and then leave you to yourselves. I dwelt amongst you to guide you in all your ways and the people today spit on Me as they did 2,000 years before. For all these years I waited for the likes of you, My people, and why should you have more time for false joy? Joy is not in the molten calf. It is in the words of the Savior.

    My Words are your truth, yet you try to wash them away as hearsay and of no importance.

    My Word is the Word of God mighty and true. I have been ignored and defiled in My Word. I smite you, My senseless race. I allow the dragon to devour your young for you are the senseless race. I allow the dragon to devour your young for you are the senseless children of Eve.

    Debased, proud and dead, really dead in your hearts.

    I give you sunshine and rain and you want flowers and glory.

    The glory is Mine or I will have to continue to listen to the wailing widow, a barren branch, a company of stiffs.

    Ignore Me no longer senseless ones. My hand is upon you. It will come down and wipe out the senseless virgins, the ones singing to the molten calf.

    Rachel could hear the slaughter of her children and she wept such bitter tears. The Lady Clothed as the Sun bore the barren race; they did not come to her grace-filled womb.

    The thankless race marched into a pit of doom and destruction.

    As I was pressed in the garden watching the days at hand, as I was squeezed, what came forth from My pores was the saving Blood for the children of Zion and when they ate from the land they feasted on rich food and strong drinks, the candy of the earth and it made them sick - sick to the death of their souls and the Lady Clothed as the Sun heard the cries of her sick children. I give you the medicine for the sick children in these writings and they chase you and make you fall to the ground. I watched you skin your knees when you carried the scrolls that contained My letters of love, My words from the depths of My Heart. You fell as I once did on the way to Calvary. I fell, I skinned My knees, My Body burned and I got up and went to the end.

    The end was the beginning for the children of Zion for at that hill My cross was planted erect, a tree of life, and the juice that was squeezed 'till there was no more from the one "Son of Man, the Son of God", was the juice of the Man. It was His saving Blood.

    They pressed Me in the Garden of Olives and I bled for the thankless race. They hung Me on a tree on the hill of Calvary. When I gave them the New Eve they chose the molten calf. They spit on My Mother, they ignored the visitations. She came and gave to the children to remind them of their covenant with God.

    Oh senseless ones, so many will now fall, for I hung there and to the right was one and to the left another. The one was saved; the other was cursed. You picked from the tree when you should have obeyed your Father. He gave you His will. He said, "You may eat of all the trees in the garden but not this one." and you continually ate of the forbidden fruit. I warned you, My children, and you chased My messengers and made them run. I gave to you My Book of Life, My Bible, and you ate the sick fruit and it made you so sick you wanted to die but you kept eating when I told you the end was near and now that the end has come, what do you say for yourself? You ignored the Lady Clothed as the Sun. She appeared in all glory and splendor and so many months later so few go to her site to even see her. So is it My fault or yours our money does not come to publish your books and tell the world about the Woman in Florida? It is not My fault, I am God. I am the faultless One.

    You want joy. I have no joy for the likes of you, My children of Zion, you have usurped My thrones and treated My body as rubbish. I am God. I come in the Eucharist and I am ignored. I speak no longer. The days that follow will be the days to cleanse this earth.

    I am angered beyond all anger for the way My Mother has been treated in Florida by the thankless race. They have worshipped the molten calf and ignored the Lady of Light, the Lady Clothed as the Sun, the Lady of Fatima in the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, bringing forth her children. The good will suffer with the bad; the wheat will be separated from the darnel (weeds). You walked like little stiff men with your haughty hearts. Your heads were your gods. I gave you great minds to comprehend My mysteries and you used your minds to worship false gods and make movies that defile My priesthood. What of your minds? I do not even have energy to tell you how unworthy you used the mind, the intellect I gave you. You used this great faculty to commit the worst sins, and My head was crowned with the sharpest thorns for your sick earth. Oh, you squeezed the Blood from the Son of Man. You pressed that Man in the garden, when He knew this race of this day.

    I now see the Woman on the building, My Mother, so loving to the children I gave her and the mean ones threw acid on her face. Oh, you race of vile hearts and thankless ways. I will clothe the holy ones in the white robes of glory. The thankless ones I will turn over to the red men that will hand them over to the keeper of the pit and their bodies will be burned in the burning sulfur of the pool of death. Come, My children of light, your Mother called you through the consecration. She showed you the way home to My Heart. She carried a lighted lamp and lighted your way in the darkness. You were not foolish like the virgins that carried a lamp without a light. Your light for the lamp was My life alive in your hearts. When the darkest night comes you will know the flames of My love alive in your lighted hearts, burning with the fire from the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I give you the fuel, My faithful virgins. I gave you the fuel to light your lamps that in the dark night that lies ahead, you will still shine as a beacon light, a light of intense brightness no matter how dark the night. You will not die for your refuge is the fire of the Sacred Heart and you gave your heart to the New Eve, the pure and Immaculate One and she took you to the Heart of your Savior. She took you home and you dwelt within the chamber of My Heart and you were protected from the evil one in these last days. You tried to spread this consecration. It is the key that leads to the place of refuge. So many camps the devil told men to prepare and they labored in vain, for the Word was had in dwelling in Our Hearts. You would find refuge and they missed the message and busied themselves with the work of the evil one.

    I say to you what refuge survived when Noah built his ark? Only those on the ark survived the great flood. You prepare your earth. When My Word was to prepare your hearts. Then again, they worshipped the church building, the grounds and the wood and their hearts were left as cold vaults. I beg you, My beauteous ones, to beg the men to prepare their hearts before it is too late. Only the Ark of the Covenant will be the means of survival in this dark age. When the moon turns to blood they will run away frightened and their buildings will be like cold vaults - only the hearts consecrated to Our Hearts will survive.

    You were willful and too busy to know the story. The story is this: There is but one home; it is the Heart of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. My Mother is the gatekeeper. It is through her Immaculate Heart you enter. She is the singular vessel, a New Eve, a Woman Clothed as the Sun, a doorway to the everlasting abyss of Light, the Light of the World, the Sacred Eucharistic Heart of the Son of Man.

    There was not room for Me in the Inn and there is not room for Me in the hearts of many and what can I say - they will die. I gave them the book of life. I gave them the Man who hung on a tree to save them. I gave them Myself, truly present in the Eucharist, the Eucharist and My Word I gave them. I gave to them My Mother - the way to enter into My Heart and they were haughty and proud. I was born in a stable in Bethlehem for you, My men. I am the Light of the World. The foolish virgins had no oil for their lamps and they went out. And you could hear the wailing cries of her children being slaughtered in the dark night. Oh, the Lady Clothed as the Sun warned them to come to her heart and the Heart of her Son (the Light of the World) and they went to the molten calf and they died a brutal death.

end of October 8, 1997 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 and Fr. Carter 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 and Fr. Carter 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.

 

       

October 10, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        Jesus wants people to come to the
                            Retreat in China
                            October 13, 2005 and pray
                            for the priests, the Church
                            and the world and
                            commit to their vocation

       

          There are seven levels of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

  1. There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.
  2. Apostles are member who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
  3. Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.
  4. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:
    1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
    2. For the Pope.
    3. For all bishops of the world.
    4. For all priests.
    5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
    6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this Movement to the world.
    7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
    8. For all members of the human family.
    9. For all souls in purgatory.

      In that hour before the Eucharist they spend part of the time praying the Shepherds of Christ prayers and the rosary. The time can be spent with spouse or others, but most spend the time alone before the Eucharist.

  5. Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of Our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is their involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.
  6. Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.
  7. We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.

  
   

    

 

 

Florida - Kathleen W.


I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love! I write this for the honor and glory of God and in thanksgiving to Jesus for calling me to this Movement.

Jesus says in St. John's Gospel, "You did not choose me, no, I chose you…" Jn 15:16.

What a calling! To be chosen to be a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd! His special spouse! The spouse of THE KING & CREATOR of the Universe!

WOW! And a Movement personally directed by Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!

Words cannot express all I would like to say. Since 1st grade I wanted to be a nun. I saw the nuns at my school and I wanted to be like them. Unfortunately growing up... all the peer pressure in school and the struggles of young adulthood took away any hope of being a nun. I followed the ways of the world and left Jesus out of my life.

During my senior year of nursing, the seed of pursuing a religious vocation sprang up again in my heart. I started attending daily Mass as often as I could, and Mary our Mother was bringing me closer to Jesus. My 1st choice was Mother Teresa's Order, however, that didn't happen for me.

After graduation from nursing school I went to a Bible Institute Retreat at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, I attended a Baptism of the Spirit Seminar and felt a strong presence of the Holy Spirit.

That fall, in 1996, I went back to Ohio for another retreat, and while I was in the chapel one evening, I picked up God's Blue Book II and read a message on Communion from Jesus. I almost fell out of my pew! The message touched me deep in my heart. Thankfully, I was able to take the book home. the messages were awesome! I never knew of having such an intimate relationship with Jesus!

I started spending an hour everyday after Mass. I joined the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart and later started a Shepherds of Christ Prayer Chapter. I got the other Blue Books, the rosary book and rosary tapes. I felt so committed to praying the prayers and the rosary mediations were so powerful! I thank Jesus and Mary for all these revelations!

I heard about the handmaids in 1998, while ordering through the Shepherds of Christ. I was really interested in them. I thought maybe this is where God is calling me. I kept praying to do His will.

Jesus, in His time, made it all work out. When we give our lives to Jesus, He can do more than we could ever ask for or imagine! Jesus loves us!

I feel so blessed and privileged to be in the formation of being a handmaid! Thank you, my Father, for this Movement and all the beautiful people in it! Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your tremendous work in my soul! Thank you, Jesus, for choosing me for this special calling. And like Mary, my life is a continuous FIAT. "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." and "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
 

 

Morrow - Doris J.


What has Shepherds of Christ and being a Handmaid done for my life and for my relationship with Jesus?

I first heard of Shepherds of Christ from a letter received concerning a rosary gathering at Tom’s Farm in October 1996. My family already had plans for the 13th. When I received a notice for November 13th my brother and I went not knowing much about Shepherds of Christ, but if it was praying the rosary-it had to be good. It was the most powerful rosary I ever attended. I didn’t go for several months, but felt drawn to this ministry and compelled to pray the prayers and read the blue books. Jesus was talking directly to me through them and it was great.

Jesus has always worked slowly in my heart. Pain and suffering in my early adult life brought me to realize that God was the only one I could turn to in my need. God alone was my strength.

In July 1997, news came that the department where I worked was being phased out by the parent company on the east coast. I was disenchanted with my job and I only continued working there to live, so I wasn’t concerned about the lack of a job.

During this same time, I felt pulled in my heart to pray with Shepherds of Christ as a body. I was shy and I would just come, sit, pray and be silent, not really talking to anyone very much.

I knew from my childhood that I would never marry. The pull Jesus had on me was stronger than the world’s, though I didn’t realize the source. For the past year I had become closer to Jesus and I felt what I would do with my life, next, would be for him alone.

On August 13, 1998, I went to China, Indiana, to the monthly rosary knowing something was going to happen-but not knowing what. During the rosary the president of Shepherds of Christ started reading a letter from Jesus about women being called as handmaids and their way of life. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit descend on my head and I was glad to be sitting. I knew Jesus was calling me to become a handmaid, a call that I had been waiting patiently for, for over two years.

After the rosary I acted on the Holy Spirit’s prompting immediately-knowing if I didn’t, I would find excuses not to. Jesus’ hand is very strong in my life. I was accepted as a candidate for a handmaid within a few days and gave two weeks notice at work. I found myself in Clearwater, Florida, within three weeks.

As a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd my life is very prayerful and very one on one with Jesus as His spouse. He is the Bridegroom of my Soul. Just being with him after Mass and in front of the tabernacle is candy to my soul and leaves me speechless. Being a handmaid has brought the joy, love and peace of my Divine Bridegroom into my life to an extent I didn’t even know could exist.

He calls me to constant change and growth. I cannot remain the same, for my life and love for him would stagnate. I live to serve him. I have only scratched the surface of the depth to which my soul craves union with my Lord and Savior. Any life in God is hard work, but the rewards are unbounded.

Jesus loves each and everyone of us on a personal level. He died on the cross to save each soul. He, the living God, is truly waiting in the tabernacle for us, to love us, if we would only come and sit with him.

Since my move to Clearwater, Florida, in 1998, I have recently traveled to China, Indiana, for a stay and I am currently in Morrow, Ohio, doing the work Jesus has called me to do. Jesus knows where I will be next, even though I do not.

There is nothing boring about being on Jesus’ roller coaster. The ride is into eternity! I can’t wait to see you there!

 

  

Florida - Rosie R.


How has Shepherds of Christ changed my life?

The first time I opened God's Blue Book, I knew that Jesus was speaking to me! The message was just what I needed that day!

I had not attended daily Mass since Catholic High School, approximately 30 years previous. MY PRAYER LIFE had been practically non-existent -- attending Sunday Mass and calling on God during trials. In fact, the threat of my husband dying of cancer took me back to praying the rosary and praying novenas to the Blessed Mother. After he died I was at a loss, for I considered him my "rock". For the first time ever in my life, I began praying to do God's will. I had a career, but I felt in my heart that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working life.

I was invited by a friend to make a Cursillo weekend and without hesitation, said yes. Following the grace-filled weekend, I entered the chapel for adoration and picked up the Blue Book, which I had ignored for weeks. I immediately fell in love with Jesus and my life began to change! With the help of Jesus through the Blue Book, along with daily Mass and Holy Communion and spending time after Communion with Jesus and time in prayer, I was able to work through my depression, which I had even denied existed.

After giving out many Blue Books to relatives and friends, I received an invitation to attend the first monthly Shepherds of Christ national prayer meeting at Tom A's farm held on October 13, 1996, with Rita leading a Live Rosary. I felt drawn to every meeting after that, and soon found myself in the core group at Morrow, Ohio, attending weekly prayer meetings with Live Rosaries. Through the use of the Blue Books, mostly in front of the tabernacle, weekly prayer meetings, and rosaries at Morrow, I have grown closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.

I thank Jesus every day for His many graces and the deep love that He gives me to draw me closer and closer to Him. I also thank my spiritual Mother, Mary, with all my heart for her help when I turned to her in desperation and for the help she's given me throughout my life.

As an apostle working in Florida at Our Lady's Image Site, I have a great opportunity to spread the light and love of Christ to all I meet!!!

  

  

Cincinnati - Emily L.

 
How Being a Member of Shepherds of Christ Changed My Life

Walking the aisle with that vision so deep in the heart, of a bride in her brilliant, pure white dress, white radiant veil, and white roses in her hair, ready to meet her Bridegroom. What words can express the intensity of that moment - everyday walking to the altar to be wed to the Almighty God?

The moment of reception, after receiving the Almighty God, the Divine Bridegroom of the soul. For isn't it, indeed, a "reception" after the wedding, for within my heart I dance with my precious Spouse as He sings of His ardent love. And what words can describe the embrace of the King of Heaven, the dancing to His heartfelt voice, the longing to express the burning love as He gives Himself so completely? Our Bridegroom is with us at every second, as we walk, talk, eat, drive, sing. He sits there as we read His tender letters of love, with His beating Heart feeling such emotion in each word that we read and smiling on us with the most gentle, sweet love. What words can describe the excitement of that moment - a new bride so over-flowing with vibrant life as she sits next to her Lover outpouring Himself?

What words can describe this love from a Mother that leads us to such a union with God?

What words can satisfy the burning within the soul to express the depth to which we feel for this Movement?

All this far surpasses the little terms we could use to say what has been imprinted on our hearts.

So many gifts given from heaven: the morning offering and consecration, the precious Blue Books and Daily Messages, the Rosary Book and the Children's Rosary Book, all the tools for intimacy with Jesus, the Mass, the Eucharist and the word, the Juniors, the 6:20 prayers, the joys and the sufferings, the love and the graces, the beautiful apostles, handmaids, servants, and Fred. ( I love you guys a whole lot!! )

From death to life I've traveled on my journey in the Shepherds of Christ, with constant death - resurrections, but the knowledge of God and the great union with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the Blessed Mother are beyond all words.

It's such an ache to write this letter because it doesn't even scratch the surface. I could go on forever and it seems like I am. What a gift, this tremendous LIFE in Him that He has revealed through the Shepherds of Christ!

And what words can truly express it?

   

Messenger:        LIVE-IN-APOSTLES  

                              praying in China adoration

    

   

 

Mary G.

 
How has being a member of Shepherds of Christ changed my life?

When I was a baby, we lived next door to a convent and I had 12 years of Catholic education. I married and lived Cincinnati eventually. After my civil divorce, my three younger children and I moved back to Price Hill in Cincinnati where I grew up. This time brought me the Catholic Charismatic experience.

Dad died in '86, and I moved away to a small town. Though I tried, I thought no Catholic church or prayer group met my needs so I attended Protestant prayer meetings and services. I found ministers and prayer groups that deeply love the Lord Jesus, and I would still be in these circles except that I went back to Cincinnati to visit. I hadn't told my old friends that I was no longer a practicing Catholic so I joined them when they attended charismatic functions. At one of these I was given Blue Book I.

Actually, someone tried to give it to me and I wouldn't take it saying, I had too much to read , so it was given to the friend I was staying with. When we got home and she was out of the room, I opened the book so I could congratulate myself for not accepting it.

That's Jesus! Jesus is speaking in this book! I read almost the whole book that night, then I ate humble pie and phoned the lady who had pressed me to accept it. I received it in a few days.

Back home I read and reread it. Jesus was speaking loud and clear and I went to the nearest church and made a confession and resumed my long neglected practice of daily Mass. I also began to go to the Shepherds of Christ chapter meetings in Morrow, Ohio, where I heard the call for volunteers to come to the Virgin Mary Site in Clearwater, Florida.

How well I understand God's words, "Your thoughts are not My thoughts!".

Changing my thoughts and my ways comes more slowly than changing my address, which is now Clearwater, Florida.

Though retirement isn't at all what I thought it would be, I wouldn't trade places with anyone at all.

   

   

 

 

   

   

       
  

      

 

Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR

    Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.

    "But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.

    "It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...

    "What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have foundGod's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."
3


Notes:

3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
    


end of excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR

  

  

 ADORATION IN CHINA

October 13 - October 17 -

         

Retreat is dedicated to the Rosary

                    October 14, 2005    Joyful

                    October 15, 2005    Light

                    October 16, 2005    Sorrowful

                    October 17, 2005    Glorious

 

Mass  - October 13    - 12:00 noon China time

            October 14    - 1:00 p.m. China time

            October 15    - 12:00 noon China time

            October 17    - 9:30 a.m. China time

 

Special day of prayer

        October 17 also

        please come -- Eucharist exposed

        Mass

  

 

Click below to listen to the live recording -

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September 13, 2005 Talk

after Mass
  

Transcribed from a live talk
exactly as it was delivered

             

Messenger:  In the name of Your Son Jesus, in the Holy Spirit with all the angels and all the saints and the souls in purgatory, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater, Fr. Carter, Pope John Paul II and Margaret and all of our friends and relatives that we know that are in heaven, we pray for great grace to be outpoured on this world, that mercy and grace will be granted for the priests, the Church and the world. We give ourselves to you completely, dear God and we want to go from this place today to be, as you said this morning, more united to You and one with You, empowered as You work in our hearts to help us to be more the spouse of Jesus. As we recognize more, You, as the bridegroom of our souls, as we love You more deeply, and in all of our struggles in dealing with each other, in our learning to love and forgive and to build the Kingdom as You desire us to, spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us, consecrate our hearts, cast the devil far away and we beg for the Holy Spirit for all of us here, for everybody hearing my voice, for every person that touches the Shepherds of Christ, for Fr. Lou and for all of our members, for the whole Church and the whole world, we consecrate the whole Church and the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and we pray for the funds and all of our needs to be able to do the work with the Newsletter and the Prayer Chapters and the School Rosary Program and all of our ministries. We give ourselves completely to You and in this time of prayer God, please grant grace to the world and mercy. Please God, and help the world to be the way that You want the world to be. Amen. We pray for this great era of peace.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:  Dear God help us to be so deeply united to You and to treasure the gift of the Eucharist, for You truly are the bridegroom of our souls.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:  You hear the words of Jesus as He speaks to us over and over and over again in this Movement, in the Blue Book writings, for this in reality and this is the purpose of this prayer today. That we will go from here empowered and in deep oneness with our God, that we will know His mercy and His love, that we will be strengthened in this love to be able to fight off the tactics that the devil may use to disempower us or take us from His work, that we will learn to forgive and love. Because God has called us to love and to work with each other in this Mission and we don't want to not do this work. We love Him so much and because we know how important it is to forgive and work with each other, we pray for the grace to always keep going in love, to be productive, to try to understand each other and to work to help promote His Kingdom. This is the answer. This is the message of the fourth Blue Book, the book that Jesus told us to have available this day. It's taken 11 years and we sing.

Sing:  There is love

Messenger:  The Divine God is truly present in His Divinity and Humanity and He calls us to praise and worship and honor Him and to love Him — to kneel before Him when we come up to do our commitment and to look at the host and to see the beauty that God has given to us in remaining with us always. Dear God we love You so deeply and thank You for this gift of the Eucharist. We beg for forgiveness for our sins and the sins of the world and we ask You to look at our love for You. And today as we pray together deeply as intercessors for the priests and the Church and the world, to look at our love for You and for each other and our suffering and our struggle to try to be united deeply despite ourselves in our weaknesses. 

    God You are all pure and holy and we love You so much. We are the poor banished children of Eve, but our hearts are consumed with love for Thee. Please hear our heart-felt prayer and help the world to be the way that You desire it to be. Hear our prayer God, King of Kings, Master of the Universe, Lord and Master of all, take us to Your Heart consumed with love for souls and help us to feast of the treasures there, to be wrapped in Your Heart and to know the intensity of that love that we are strengthened and go forth and helping to build Your Kingdom here below and helping souls through our prayers and our efforts to be with You for all eternity. 

    God, shower us with Your grace and like the snow plow that goes through the heart, help us to heal from any old bitterness and hatred, anger whatever it is. Mary we give our heart to you that we can be in your Immaculate Heart and more pure. Help heal us God, that we can be holy and forever with You in the deepest love for all eternity. And so we sing in honor and love to You Our beloved God truly present and with us here before us, exposed in the Blessed Sacrament.

Song:  Jesus, My Lord, My God My All

Messenger:  Sing sweetly to God.

Song:  Jesus, My Lord, My God My All

Sing:  There is love, There is love

Messenger:  And God is love, and if we are to be one with Him we must be loving. And so if we hold on to bitterness and hate and we don't want to forgive and we don't want to let go, then we can see why we feel divided, because His Heart is all pure. And in order to unite to the Divine God very deeply in a deep union we have to learn to let go. 

    And so God on this Tuesday which is healing day, we pray for healing in our hearts, that we can have the grace to let go — that even in difficulties that we can work lovingly and let go because we have a very important work to do. And so few days here on this earth, winter turns to spring, and spring to summer and then to fall and so how it goes with the days of our lives. And we read so often that quote from Bernadine and he is talking about fall and he has cancer and he says "I know I will not be here in the spring." And he wasn't.

    Today we are preparing for our life hereafter and how we learn to love we prepare for the life hereafter. And how we learn to forgive we prepare for the life hereafter. We take all those things in our heart in love and holiness with us. The body goes to the ground. And when we hang on to hatred and hate, when we sin against God, when we are isolated in bitterness, all those things we can't touch too. What are we doing with that heart that was meant for God? In the bitterness and the sin, that is mortal sin, that many live in this day — we pray dear God for the grace that their hearts will be changed, that they will cooperate with that grace. We pray for those children that Mary cried out, "I stood beneath the cross of my Son and I cried for the little ones that would be lost forever." We pray for grace, for grace and light that the world will see with the light of seven suns. 

    That we will see, that we will be able to live the Our Father so when it says, "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us" we will learn what it said in this great rosary that we are going to pass out to you. It was from August the 2nd, it was so good. If you really do that rosary out loud with somebody, you'll love it, it's wonderful. It's teaching us all how to let go, teaching us as God unveils some of our thinking when satan comes and he attacks. We are not going to do that here today, but you should take it with you and do it out loud with somebody. 

    And when you hear Jesus talk to you, He saying to you, "Little one, little one, little one - I'm talking to you" and then he watches us run down the road with our fingers in our ears and saying "I don't hear You Jesus, I want to be mad." And He says "Little one, little one - you're going down the wrong road." You can discipline your will right now and you can give in and just try to do God's will and forgive or you can hold on to that thing for 3 weeks. I mean satan is right behind our heads saying, "OK we are not going to forgive. I'm going to hold on to this thing for 3 weeks" and God is knocking on the door of our hearts saying, "Hey, I got all this work for you to do, what are you doing in there?" And you're saying, "I'm sitting in a corner and I'm mad" and then you put the fingers in the ears and you say "I ain't going to listen to You God." 

    And then we may even go to church and then we sit in church and we say, "I just don't even feel good in church." But there's this thing that we got in our hearts that's like some kind of a big anchor and we just are not going to take it out. And we may even go up to communion, and God is saying, "I'm the Divine God and I'm giving Myself to you in this intimate union and you come up here with this big anchor in your heart" because somebody dribbled some juice on your skirt — if you're a girl. And you say, "Oh well they were trying to make me look ugly that's why I'm holding on to it" — that judging that gets in there. They did it vindictively. Satan likes that. He likes to make you think the person had this motive for doing something that was dishonorable to get the fire going while you are going to be angry. 

    And the Divine God truly present outpours His love and He's with us. When we're in the state of grace, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell so deeply within us. And that's not saying that we can say, "I'm never going to have a problem" because we have problems, because we have wounds, because we react this way or that way or whatever the case is. But the Our Father gives us the answer, "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Let go. 

    And you think about the little children. So they can end up having a problem with their sister or their neighbor, or whatever it is and they might not share. He/she won't share. But then after a little while they figure, well gee, "I ain't going to go on with this for 3 weeks." They're back and they are having a tea party with each other. I mean they just get right over it. Here we go. Suzie wouldn't share but then we worked it out. The next thing you know, they aren't even thinking about it anymore. 

    What's wrong with us that we just can't let go? But the devil knows that. It's not even sometimes the thing that ended up happening but it is the judgment that goes into it that they did this vindictively or they're always doing that. Satan presses on us. He presses on us to hold on to something that we really have to just let go of because we're all imperfect. I'm imperfect, you're imperfect, we're imperfect - but we have to do God's work. And the bottom line is - is that there is love.

    Why did God have us do that at every Hail Mary, and then do the Litany to the Blood of Jesus? To impress upon our minds as we looked at the Eucharist and we said the Hail Mary, the all Mother Mary who is pure to say - there is love - and that is the answer. When we're feeling divided like that we have to remember there is love. That helps us let go. That helps us remember how much we do love that person and we want to let go. There is love. God is love. If I am going to be one with God I have to let that snowplow, right now, go down in our hearts and just dig out some of that stuff that we may not even realize that we hold bitterness towards whoever, our mom, our dad, whoever. There is love Jesus says. There is love for My Father. There is love for the way that they did those things. There is love. And if we're going to move on we've got to forgive. We got to recognize that they were imperfect and they may have hurt us. But there is love! How can I move into a loving relationship with God and with others if I am not going to love somebody as important in my life as my father that contributed to giving me life.

    The bad thing is it doesn't do anything but hurt us to hold on to bitterness or whatever else. So lets pray to God right now for the grace to hear those words that each one of us got up here in front of Jesus and we sang and to hear the words that says "There is love, there is love." If we are going to be like Jesus we got to say what? "There is love." So we get divided, so we'll work it out and get over it. There is love. Do we want to be close with the Divine God who we were created to be close to and we're never going to be happy if we are not close to the Divine God. We just are not going to be happy. I can't go buy a resort, buy a yacht, go all over the world. None of those things are really going to give me the happiness that I really was created for. The only thing that's going to give me the happiness that I was created for is to have this intimacy with God. And how am I going to get that? Well if we all want to take our hearts and hang it like He said a couple of days ago, like cob-webs in there, and then say, "OK God, come in and be in my heart." He says "Well your heart got all this junk in it." 

    We got to let go. It's not that we have problems with one another but it's that we handle those problems in love. It's that we want God's work so much that we see what God has called us to. The Blessed Mother never appeared like she did on the building in Clearwater for 7 years in the history of the world and that has been given to us. If that's not a big enough sign that God has called us to a particular mission then we're missing something there. That should help us. As terrible as the devastation is in New Orleans, it's a sign to me that God wants us to pray harder, that God wants us to be deeper intercessors. How can you and me be a deeper intercessor? "There is love." That's the answer. "There is love." There is love. There is love. There is love.

    We don't have a right to go around for 3 weeks and make ourselves be mad. We got to work out what's in our hearts, if we want peace. I want to be at peace. I want to be loving. I want to laugh. I want to be one with Jesus. I want to laugh with my grandkids. I want to be pure in heart like the Virgin Mary. 

    And yet we're down here in this valley of tears, we're all imperfect, we're all going to have problems. But the bottom line is that with God's grace every minute of our lives is in preparation for our heavenly reward. And how did we live that minute, in the suffering and the struggle to be more holy. It can be a fruitful moment if we operate according to God's will. If we remember that there is love, if we remember how deeply our whole motive force within our souls is love of God, to be so deeply united with Him for all eternity, that that is the propelling force within us. And that is why in working with each other in the imperfections, if we have problems it's O.K. 

    But it's how we handle it, how much bitterness is in it, how much hatred is in it, how many wounds from the past get in this. So then we just don't do God's will today. Well, you are just like a sitting duck, lalalallala. You pressed my button. Plut! You're gone. Who's running your body and your spirit? We can't be like that. We are always striving to do God's will and we might hit a bump in the road and if we got a car what do we do? We just drive over the bump and keep going. How would that be if on the road every time somebody sees a bump they just stop? 

    We do that. You're going along — do da do da doo da — and then satan presses, plut! That's the end. I'm just going to sit here. So you go out on the road and there's all these people that just hit a bump so they just sat there. How far would we get? Well how far are we getting in the spiritual life when we treat our spiritual life this way? We just go along — de da de da de da. It's all nice if its loving and everything is going our way but the second that there's a problem — God calls us to settle problems in love. God calls us to pray in difficulty. God calls us to live as a spouse of Jesus and the spouse of Jesus is always living to please Him, always knowing His might, always having His peace in their hearts. And always relishing the gift that God has given to us. Jesus Christ the man came to this earth and He died on the cross but He left with us a gift of the Eucharist, His Body and Blood, His Presence, truly present in His Divinity and Humanity. Weep no more babies, the Son of God is truly present and in this church. 

    But we just don't always see with that clear vision and light because there is the evil one that comes in — do da do da do da do — and he would just like to knock your socks off. But if he does or he throws a wet wash cloth in your face, plut! — that's what I see. If I've been praying for 2 or 3 hours and you walk out of the church and its like here comes the wet wash cloth - plusttt - and then how do you deal with it? 

    We are all in school. We're in school learning how to deal with these things so that we can be likened to the Saints, so that we can be more like Mary and Jesus, so that we can look at the heart of Mary and see how it's all pure. The singular vessel, the one that God has given to us that we can unite deeply to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

    But I'll tell you the two deadly things in our hearts are hate and bitterness or anger whatever, all those yuck-os, wherever they're at. So when Jesus has these healing services every Tuesday and we have the prayers, just the regular prayers but He gives a lot of grace for healing, the 6:20 prayers — we should be praying to Him for healing to help us because He will give us special grace those days — doing the Holy Spirit Novena, the Red Book and the Rosary. Tuesday is the healing night. Tuesday today we pray for this grace of healing.

    You'll love this rosary. This is just a wonderful rosary. It was a Tuesday night when I did it. But you have to hear the tone of voice — Jesus calling "little one, little one, I'm calling you" and then you can see the person just run down the road as fast as they can go with their fingers in their ears. "That's too hard Jesus, you expect me to give in?" 

    When you're angry you don't want to give in. But it's like puncturing a big balloon or something, all of a sudden everything's o.k. cause you decided to give in, make up and then it's all just hunky-dory. You can do your work but the devil just presses, and he really does press. That's a good word that Jesus uses in the blue book. And He said the first message in the first blue book, "His grip is paralyzing and crippling." Guess what He said in that first message in Blue Book I? "I want to be one in you and you one in Me." And the next thing He comes up - "but satan is going to come and his grip is paralyzing and crippling." And that's what he wants. He doesn't want us to be one with God.

    In order to be one with God we have to let go of this debris that's in our heart, willingly. You know I can't touch my will. I guess I could touch my heart if I could get in there. But I can't touch my will. These are all these untouchable things that are elevated more when we are baptized. We can love more deeply because our loving capacity is elevated at baptism and our knowing capacity is elevated at baptism. All these things that we take on with us forever. 

    So we step out of this life and we go to the next life but all these things are going with us. We're in preparation today. When I dealt with this situation I was in preparation for heaven. I am preparing my heart how I am in my loving ways for being more deeply united to God here today and for all eternity. 

    I mean my body is getting old, all I have to do is look in a mirror and see how old my body has been getting. In these fifty-nine years it just keeps getting older. But my capacity to love God and others hopefully has grown enormously that I can be more deeply united to Him as the spouse of Jesus, the bridegroom of my soul.

Song:  Jesus, My Lord, My God My All

Messenger:  You can hear the song that Jesus wants us to hear, the song that He sings to us as the Bridegroom of our souls.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:  And this is real. The problems that we have are o.k., we're not perfect. What is real is the love that God gives to us today and each other in the Shepherds of Christ, and His presence here in the Eucharist. This is real. What I speak of is real and it's so foolish that the word is not out there. Help us. To a world that is hungry and hurting the answers are here that God gives to us to help unveil the workings of satan in our lives.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:  Those were some of my sins.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:  What our Lord would like us to do is to come up and to make our commitment at the altar, and this time, this month we get to read 3 sentences out of the Blue Book IV — commit, read our 3 sentences out of the Blue Book IV, and then sing - There is love.

    And anybody can come up and commit. I'm committing as an apostle, some commit as a servant and a handmaid, some commit as an Apostle of the Eucharistic Heart, some people commit as an associate. Whatever you are you can come up and if you want to. But Jesus likes it when we come up, just to do it if you want to.

   

            

 

 


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