Shepherds of Christ  
       Daily Writing        
 

 

October 11, 2009

October 12th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for October 12th are Luminous.


   

China Retreat

October 10th - 13th
 

October 13th -

Begins at 9:00am

Mass at 3:00pm

Please come & pray with us!

 

 

We can send Fr. Joe's

homily book to a priest

for a little over a dollar.

Can you please help us get

these homilies to the priests?

Please help us with your donation.

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041
1-812-273-8405
1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

 

 

October 11, 2009   

 

                October 13th - 92nd Anniversary of Mary's last Apparition at Fatima

                St. Edward is on October 13th

                    St. Edward 1066

 

                St. Teresa Avila - October 15th

                St. Margaret Mary Alacoque - October 16th

                St. Ignatius Antioch - October 17th

                St. Teresa of Avila

                    born March 28, 1515

                God wants the mystical marriage with
                    us —

                God wants us not to relax the rules
                    Jesus gave to me and to Father Edward
                    but to live a life of deep love
                    as Jesus tells us in the Blue Books

                St. Margaret Mary

 

 

                She was born 1647 —

                Song: Your Presence Pervades My Soul

August 16, 1993

R. Dear Jesus, Please come to me and write to me now, I really need to be alone with You and hear Your words, please talk to me.

Jesus:  My dear child, put your fear and anxiety aside. You are coming for My truth. I am the Truth. I live in you and you are watered by My words of truth. Deception is very troublesome to you when you live in My truth. On any scale deception is not at all funny. I know you cannot watch a movie anymore, it is not of God. Do not give in to the ways of this world. Feed yourself with only that which is of Me. Turn your entire life over to Me, trust in My ways and make them your own. Read and reread each letter, go back to your old letters, know them by heart so My words and thinking will become engraved in you. You must speak from My truth. You must be filled with My wisdom. You must not falter or wonder, but be confident in these words I write to you. My work for you is to speak My truths. You must study them and know all I have taught you. Those are your lessons. All that is not of Me will become so foreign, you will want only to choose My way, but you must teach yourself with My letters. I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE and he who abides in Me will have the light of life. The life I give you is not of this world. It is rooted in My words and My truth. Only I can teach you My truths. This world is so full of error. Unless you keep constant in My teachings by reading My words, you will go astray. My words are the food by which you are nourished and fed. My words are your drink, they are your food, they are your all. You will run and not grow weary, you will fly like an eagle. Joy will abound in your heart and you will know that true joy comes only from Me. All other joy is momentary. My joy is everlasting and full to the brim, You, My child, can have this joy if you stay fixed in My words. Savor them and decipher all their meanings for you, this is your truth, this is your victory over Satan’s lies. This is how you will help others to know Me. Your instructions are very clear, My child. STUDY each letter and try to understand all of its contents. They are words meant for you so you can speak these truths to others. It is not by chance you were chosen by Me, My child. You are a teacher, you are convincing in all you believe in. Believe in these letters and memorize My teachings until they flow from you as from your very soul. You must put aside your doubts now. Keep these letters by your side. Your life here will be always put into perspective. You will not get caught up in foolishness, or worry for any reason. I AM HE, I AM here. Your work is clear, study and learn My words so they become engraved in you. Speak of My words to all. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and you are My messenger. I speak the truth to you that you will speak the truth to all. No time to wait, time is so short. Be busy studying My teachings now. Keep them in your purse, underline and read them again and again. These are not just for you, they are teachings of My love for all My children. Each child needs to be told about My love. Reach as many as possible through your speech. I am by your side, giving you what you need. The crooked ways are made straight, the weary are sent away in rest. Your voice will be My tool to reach many. Make yourself like jello. I will form you into what I want you to be. You must remain formless and be molded by Me. I am this close to you, My child. You will take some knocks, but you will be the key to unlock many doors. Use you I will, let all busy things behind. Focus on Me at every moment. This is My desire for you to speak My truth. I will be with you, little one, do not be afraid. I will tell you the way.

R. Oh my Jesus, how You want me to do this I do not know. Show me how it is to come about or put me somewhere and I will now study Your words for me. For He made me humble and taught me His ways, which are the only ways to go. All other ways are not of any account. His way is the way to victory, the cross that leads us to glory, joy and peace in this life and glory and salvation in the world to come. He bound up my foolish ways and taught me His truths. My tongue was made clean, and my heart was full of His love. He cast away my doubts and fears and filled me with the gifts of the Spirit. His light He shined deep into my soul and He washed me in His Blood and I was made ready to do His work, an honor that I do not deserve, but long to fulfill for Him, my God, my All, my Jesus. Him I love and He has bestowed on me a great dignity. With love and respect He clothed me and made my broken heart and soul whole in Him. I am the fortunate one to know this one, true magnificent God. I bow in awe at all His greatness.

I am in awe at His love for us all. In our lowliness and sin He reached out and clothed us with dignity and showered us with His love and we were like the flowers after the rain, blessed by Him in His greatness. We are His children, Alleluia, Alleluia. Praise the Lord. Amen.

end of August 16, 1993

 

                Quote to St. Margaret Mary -- Jesus says:

                    "Behold the heart which has so much
                    loved men that it has spared nothing,
                    even exhausting and consuming itself
                    in testimony of its love.
                    Instead of gratitude I receive from
                    most only indifference, by
                    irreverence and sacrilege and
                    the coldness and scorn that
                    men have for Me in the
                    sacrament of love."

                Then Jesus asked her for a feast of
                reparation to be instituted for the Friday
                after the octave of Corpus Christi
                (now the feast of the Sacred Heart)

                They did not understand St. Margaret Mary
                    and her visions —

                St. Claude de la Colombiere, S.J. was her
                    spiritual director

                He believed in St. Margaret Mary —

                She went through great trials when he
                    left —

                He returned to Paray for the good
                    of his health —

                Fr. Carter wrote something in one
                    of his books about Paray-le-Monial.

 

From the Spirituality of Fatima Book

Yes, St. Margaret Mary holds a preeminent place in the history of devotion to the Heart of Jesus. I consider myself very privileged to have been able to make a recent pilgrimage to Paray-le-Monial. This is the French town where St. Margaret Mary lived out her religious life at the Convent of the Sisters of the Visitation. I was privileged to make a holy hour in the Chapel of Apparitions, the place where St. Margaret Mary received apparitions and revelations from the Sacred Heart. This was one of the most special experiences of my entire life.

 

From the interview with Father Carter January 20, 1995.

                            It was the last day
                            of June. I was sitting at my desk and I was looking
                            at a picture of Jesus, that one which is reported to
                            resemble His or be His true image and I was looking
                            at that and not thinking about anything in particular and
                            I had the real strong message, "I want you to go to
                            Paray-le-Monial." And that just hit me so strongly....

                            Jesus said, "I want you 
                            to go to Paray-le-Monial." Well, what or where is Paray-
                            le-Monial? It's a small town in France not too far from 
                            Paris and that is where Our Lord as the Sacred Heart
                            appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and gave His
                            famous revelations concerning devotion to His Heart.
                           

 

Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart as given to St. Margaret Mary: 

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

  2. I will establish peace in their homes.

  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

  5. I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

  9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

    

 

                St. Ignatius Antioch — 107
 

 Shepherds of Christ Priestly Newsletter

May/June 1995

  1. 2. “St. Ignatius of Antioch, The Letters,” as in The Fathers of The Church, Fathers of the Church, Inc., p. 110.

  2. July/ August 1995

    St. Ignatius of Antioch: “At last I am well on the way to being a disciple. May nothing, seen or unseen, fascinate me, so that I may happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs, crunching of the whole body, cruel tortures inflicted by the devil—let them come upon me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.”11

    11. St. Ignatius of Antioch, “Ignatius to the Romans,” as in The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, op.cit., p. 14.

    January/February 1996

    “Each one of us should see this life as of eternal importance because it is the introduction to an eternal life with God. We who have the faith know that our challenge is to take this life and make it as much like the Christ-life as possible. This is the Christ-life which St. Ignatius of Antioch called ‘our inseparable life!’ As the years go on, you are to mature to the fullness of Christ.”12

    12. The Vatican II Sunday Missal, St. Paul Publications, p. 990.

   

Philippians 3: 17 - 4: 1

Brothers, be united in imitating me. Keep your eyes fixed on those who act according to the example you have from me. or there are so many people of whom I have often warned you, and now I warn you again with tears in my eyes, who behave like the enemies of Christ’s cross. hey are destined to be lost; their god is the stomach; they glory in what they should think shameful, since their minds are set on earthly things. But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery.

So then, my brothers and dear friends whom I miss so much, my joy and my crown, hold firm in the Lord, dear friends.

 

Our homeland is in heaven

 

Romans 8: 22-27

We are well aware that the whole creation, until this time, has been groaning in labour pains. And not only that: we too, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we are groaning inside ourselves, waiting with eagerness for our bodies to be set free. In hope, we already have salvation; in hope, not visibly present, or we should not be hoping — nobody goes on hoping for something which is already visible. But having this hope for what we cannot yet see, we are able to wait for it with persevering confidence.

And as well as this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be put into words; and he who can see into all hearts knows what the Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God’s holy people are always in accordance with the mind of God. 

  

John 12: 24-26

In all truth I tell you, 
unless a wheat grain falls into the earth 
    and dies, 
it remains only a single grain; 
but if it dies 
it yields a rich harvest. 
Anyone who loves his life loses it; 
anyone who hates his life in this world 
will keep it for eternal life. 
Whoever serves me, must follow me, 
and my servant will be with me 
    wherever I am. 
If anyone serves me, 
    my Father will honour him.

 

                Sing: Unless a Grain of Wheat

                St. Ignatius famous words

                "I am the wheat of Christ"

   

Galatians 2: 19-20

...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.

 

Psalm 41: 2-3

Yahweh protects him, gives him life and happiness on earth.
Do not abandon him to his enemies’ pleasure!
Yahweh sustains him on his bed of sickness;
 you transform altogether the bed where he lies sick.

 

Matthew 25: 4, 6

whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps.

But at midnight there was a cry, "Look! The bridegroom! Go out and meet him."

 

Matthew 25: 10

They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed.

   

John 14: 21, 23

'Whoever holds to my commandments
    and keeps them
is the one who loves me;
and whoever loves me
    will be loved by my Father,
and I shall love him
    and reveal myself to him.'

Jesus replied:

'Anyone who loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we shall come to him
and make a home in him.  

     

                Sing: We Have Been Told

 

Psalm 145: 10-11

All your creatures shall thank you, Yahweh,
and your faithful shall bless you.
They shall speak of the glory of your kingship
and tell of your might, 

 

Luke 12: 37

Blessed those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. In truth I tell you, he will do up his belt, sit them down at table and wait on them.

   

 

Psalm 64: 11

The upright will rejoice in Yahweh, will take refuge in him, and all the honest will praise him.

   

John 12: 26

will keep it for eternal life.
Whoever serves me, must follow me,
and my servant will be with me
   wherever I am.
If anyone serves me,
   my Father will honour him.
 

Psalm 21: 2-3

You have granted him his heart's desire,
not denied him the prayer of his lips.       Pause
For you come to meet him with blessings of prosperity,
put a crown of pure gold on his head.

 

Matthew 16: 24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me.

 

Malachi 2: 6

The law of truth was in his mouth and guilt was not found on his lips; he walked in peace and justice with me and he converted many from sinning.

 

Matthew 5: 8-9

Blessed are the pure in heart:
they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be recognised
   as children of God.

 

Psalm 92: 13-14

Planted in the house of Yahweh,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
In old age they will still bear fruit,
will remain fresh and green,

 

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

‘Blessed is anyone who trusts in Yahweh,
with Yahweh to rely on.
Such a person is like a tree by the waterside
that thrusts its roots to the stream:
when the heat comes it has nothing to fear,
its foliage stays green;
untroubled in a year of drought,
it never stops bearing fruit.

 

John 15: 9

I have loved you 
just as the Father has loved me. 
Remain in my love. 

  

                Sing: I Have Loved You

   

Psalm 16: 5-6

My birthright, my cup is Yahweh;
you, you alone, hold my lot secure.
The measuring-line marks out for me a delightful place,
my birthright is all I could wish.

 

Matthew 19: 27-29

Then Peter answered and said, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you. What are we to have, then?’ Jesus said to them, ‘In truth I tell you, when everything is made new again and the Son of man is seated on his throne of glory, you yourselves will sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times as much, and also inherit eternal life.

 

Psalm 24: 5-6

Such a one will receive blessing from Yahweh, 
saving justice from the God of his salvation. 
Such is the people that seeks him, 
that seeks your presence, God of Jacob.                Pause

 

John 13: 35

It is by your love for one another,
that everyone will recognise you
as my disciples.

   

Matthew 11: 25

At that time Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.

   

 

John 8: 12

When Jesus spoke to the people again, he said: 

    I am the light of the world; 
    anyone who follows me 
        will not be walking in the dark, 
    but will have the light of life. 

  

   

Matthew 13: 45-46

‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.

 

Proverb 14: 1-2

Wisdom builds herself a house;
with her own hands Folly pulls it down.

Whoever keeps to an honest course fears Yahweh,
whoever deserts his paths shows contempt for him.

 

Matthew 12: 50

Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'

 

 

Blue Book 1991 - 1992

                           

April 16, 1992 - Holy Thursday

R. We cannot close the door on the past, we
are a product of the past, it is shutting the door
on ourselves. We can only grow if we accept
the past and learn from it.

As in a business, the boss looks back and
sees how he did it before and tries to
improve it. He would never close the door
on past interactions and start everything
new. He can only build on the past so
the company can grow.

So too with our lives, we must look to our
past and embrace it to know it well,
it is the key to our happiness and growth.
We need to live a balanced life one side
is the thinking side and the other
side is the feeling side and expressive
side (expression of self), we need
both sides in balance.

Jesus: I am the way, the truth and the life
no one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy
will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and
forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And lead
us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. Amen.

R. The truth shall set you free. I am
speaking the truth, lies are deception and
cause confusion and hurt. The truth is that
which we need to embrace and spread to
have happiness. Covering up of the truth
usually is not to our advantage. Covering
up the action to protect another person can
be enabling them to continue their lewd
behavior. In the light of truth – that which
really is, is brought to light and dealt with
– hiding the truth is what allows it to
go on. Say for example: in an alcoholic or
dysfunctional family you are not protecting
the person but enabling them to continue
their problem.

Jesus: Be of a clean heart and you will not
have to cover things up – love one another
and try honestly to give each their just due
and there will be nothing to hide. All evils
shall be brought to light and all goods shall
be revealed in the day of reckoning. Fight

a good fight live a good life, love, be kind
and be ever attentive to the needs of those
around you and you will be blessed with
ever lasting happiness.

For I say unto you, many are called
but few are chosen, it is up to you to follow
the path of right. You can do My will or
reject My will. My will is the WAY, the
TRUTH and the life. The way to a long
lived happy life and to experience life is
through the truth. The truth in all things.
Do unto others as you would want them
to do unto you. Love one another and
cherish your precious moments you
have together.

The gift of children are the great gifts
of all, in them is life and
love and innocence. Cherish these
years when they are young and teach them
honesty and truth at all cost, for you are
molding them to bear fruit. They are My
precious gifts to you to have and hold and
teach. Your example is the way you teach.
Each moment is precious to behold
because when it is over it is gone forever.
More precious than jewels are the moments

of your lives because you will only live the
moment now and it is gone forever.

Make each moment precious, by loving
one another. God is first always – Before
anything else – any other order is OUT of
ORDER and does not work – any other
ORDER is not God’s order. His life is
simple – it is not confused,
it is simple LOVE AND TRUTH – these
are the jewels of each moment.
Do the will of God.

I am your God, you shall have
no other gods before me – not WEALTH,
FOOD, SEX, DRINK, I am your God
and I am first, when I am first, I give you
everything necessary to live. You are
working for Me, I will work in you, I will
make your life work, you let go and know
I am your captain. I love you and I know
what you need to make you happy. I
have your best interest at heart. Trust
in Me and come to Me and make your
ways, My ways. I love you more than
any other human person could love you.
I love you with My Divine Love. I am your
God and you are My precious creation, I
made you to love Me and love My other

children, do this and I will bless you with
peace. I am your God and I love you,
forever, every moment in every trial and in
every tear. I cried, I cried when Lazarus
died. I wept bitterly, I cried when I carried
My cross and felt betrayed and hurt, I
created your tears as a cleanser for you. A
way to release that which builds up in you.

I am your God, I hold your hand, I want
you to put your head in My lap and weep
and come to Me and tell Me of your joy,
I want you to be you, created by God, I am
there to listen and support and love you.
I am your best friend, and I love you more
than you can love yourself – trust Me with
your will and your life and I will make it
beautiful for you. Be happy and spread
your love to each other – the devil comes
with his lies. The devil says “You are not
enough, you didn’t do enough, you can’t
do it.” – I am your God, listen to Me not
the devil. Believe in your life living
according to your vocation for My honor
and glory. Don’t be jealous, angry, envious,
mean seeking dominance for dominance
sake –

Don’t be willful. Do God’s will with love.
You were created by Me, I LOVE you
My precious child.

  

  

               

My Mom died June 19, 1952.

40 Years Later

 

June 20, 1992

R. I want to help a soul who is suffering
now, that they may choose good instead
of evil, please help all those who have
suffered and are now acting out anger
etc. and doing evil or about to
do evil or hurt others out of anger,
hatred, misabuse – lack of love – etc. –

Help us God to spread Your love –
Help people to tell the truth and come
out of denial – hurting others –
Give people Your light Oh
Holy Spirit –
Oh God have mercy on the human race.

Jesus: Oh My child –
I outpour My grace to you –
let go of all past hurts and
forgive everyone –
be of a clean heart so you can be
more deeply one with Me –
Seek purity, My child
Seek purity
I hold your hand, I wipe your tears –
I know you – I love you so much –
be of a humble heart,
I am your God, I am there in
all your sufferings, I will
show you the way, ask and
you will receive –
seek and you shall find –
knock and it will be opened unto you –
for you were hungry and I reached out
My hand to you and I gave you comfort –
I gave to you the keys of the
Kingdom – oh you – little one
living in this world –
reach high
help build the Kingdom of God
while you are on earth –
In My house there are many
mansions – do My will.

Do good to those who persecute you –
I am your God
I am your strength
I am ever constant and ever
vigilant, in all your struggles
I come with My peace and My love
and My forgiveness.

I am He who comforts you,
Oh beloved of My Father,

Cling to Me – Pray for mercy –
you are beloved – you are blessed –
you are in My Heart – now Feel peace.

I am the Lord thy God, I run
the show, you are My child
and you must know I have
all the power.

I am your Savior.

If someone is unloving – you must
be ready to still do My work for others –
I am your strength.

You are to give and to love and to
forgive and be holy.
You were created in the image
and likeness of God –

Do God’s will.

I am He who comforts you –

I am your strength –

I am your fortress –
I am Jesus and I really love you.

I am gentle and meek of Heart –

I am alive –

I live in your heart

Do not be afraid, I come to nurture
you and I am always before you,
child –
You are kind and humble of heart –

I know your gentle and kind ways –

Strive always to do My will –
Cling to Me –

I know you, Rita, blessed
child of My Father –

You are dear to My Heart – always –

Your heart is to be kind, merciful

I love you so much.

I am God-made-Man.
I am kind and gentle of Heart

I know you and the
    desires of your heart.

You grow to be stronger in your
    trials –

Make your children’s lives calm and
    simple, happy –

These are days to long remember

I give you peace and tranquility –
I go with you with My peace and love.
I go with you with My peace and love.
I shower you with the wealth of
My love and drive the devil
    far from you –
Let My waters wash you so you
    are ever purer –

You are free – feel this washing,
you have been washed, I am
with you, and I go with you in
love and with peace.

Cling to this thought, “you are
    never alone” –
    utilize every moment of this week –
    pray for healing
    be in harmony with the people
    in the family.

 


 

They will know your peace.
Go in My love and peace.

 

November 8, 1991

Jesus: Fight a good fight: wage a good war,
for God will bless you in the days of battle.

  

November 17, 1991

Special Day of Your Life

Jesus: You are precious in My sight. I carved you in the palm of My hand. By name, I have called you.

R. Unto You, I lift up my voice, Lord. Lord, hear my prayer and be attentive to my voice. In my pleading I embark upon this special day of my life. Console me and teach me Your ways that I might dwell in Your house forever.

Be with me, God, my God.

Song: From the Day You Were Born

  

December 17, 1991

Jesus: I am Jesus. I have spoken as never before, you will spread My love to all souls on this earth.

R. The vision of Jesus’ Heart on fire I had in the same pew at All Saints Church, December 17, 1991. The heart that is on the Second Blue Book. March 26, 1996, I had in the same pew on the other end of the pew toward the center aisle, the first pew on the right side of the church as I faced the altar.

 

Picture of Jesus' Heart on fire.His Burning Heart

R. I was alone in All Saints Church after Mass and Communion, in front of the tabernacle, when I saw the Sacred Heart. It was red around the outside, then a layer of yellow and then the brightest light in the center. I felt heat and it looked like an open furnace.

I thought about it all day and it instantly gave me peace and warmth in my heart. This is the purpose of these letters – to draw hearts to the ardent on-fire love of Jesus. I received the following message that day:

“Open your heart to the fire of God’s love. He is ablaze in your heart. He wants to dwell in you and love you and others through you. Love God, yourself and one another and experience the fire set aglow in your heart and experience the warmth of His love.”

 

1991

R. Dear Jesus
Keep my heart pure and free to love,
and show light to others.
I am knowing Your light in me.

I know Your love Jesus –
I am washed clean –
Bathed in Your precious Blood.
Fill me with love, God –
Fill me with grace.

Let me know the warmth of Your love.
Bathe me –
Let the Holy Spirit move in me.

Jesus is the real spiritual doctor –
Jesus takes away our pain –
Jesus helps us forgive and let go –
Jesus fills us with His truth –
Jesus gives us His healing –

Jesus can remove the hurts if I let the lid off –
so His grace and healing pour inside.

God I thank You for Your healing hand –

You can do all things –

I thank You for what You are
doing in my life today –

All praise and honor to my God
Love, Rita

Sing: Spirit Song

Sing Song: Healer of our Every Ill

Beg for grace to be healed, purified.
Beg for grace to forgive.

Beg to know the truth about
ourselves and not project
our past hurts on others –

R. Dear Jesus
I put my head on Your lap
I ask for Your presence
I ask for Your peace
I ask for Your love

Matthew 11: 28

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are
overburdened, and I will give you rest.

 

1991

R. JESUS
JESUS
JESUS
I put my head on Your lap –
Jesus my Lord and my God

Pray to those who have died and we
think are in heaven and love
us very much –

Litany of those I love who I think are
in heaven

Mom pray to Jesus for me.
Catherine intercede to Jesus for me

|
|
|
|
|
|

Jesus You know my problems help me –
Jesus You know this problem –
help me –

I called on the Lord and He heard me –
He sent me a blessing
God loves me so much

I rest in the Lord
God dwells in me
God has all the power –
Men cannot harm me
Jesus fill me with Your blessings
Jesus fill me with light

GOD: FIGHT A GOOD FIGHT

R. I plug into God’s unending power

Song: A Song from Jesus

Song: I Love You Jesus

 

1991

Jesus says

Forgive others as you wish Me
to forgive you

You are a human person –
You sin –
You are imperfect
Ask for forgiveness for your
sins from God –

Move on

Go to confession and tell God you
are sorry for your sins –
not your brothers

Focus on your imperfections
in confession
not your brothers
Trouble yourself not for the
wrongs of yesterday
forgive

Busy yourself for the joys of today
Every moment is golden in My eyes

Many are wrapped in shame
Your moments are golden

Do what God intends you to do
today

Render to others their just due
Make recompense for your
sins –

Take responsibilities for past
offences

Matthew 18: 1-5

At this time the disciples came to Jesusand said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ So he called a little child to him whom he set among them. Then he said, ‘In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little
child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.

‘Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me.

 

Jesus: I love you –
I forgive your sins when you ask.
Come to me,
I died for your sins.
You are precious to Me
You are wounded
You are broken
You are still My love

You were created in My image and likeness
Be transformed -
Seek purity of heart -
Die to your sins
Rise to new life in Me

R. We need to see the whole picture
of life – what is important
what is not

God give me the gift of wisdom.
 

Wisdom 14: 1

Wisdom builds herself a house; with her
own hands Folly pulls it down.
 

Mary is our model.
 

Jesus: My child – I come and I harken
to your call – I can protect you
pray for My grace

I give you a land flowing
with milk and honey. I send the
Holy Spirit to fill you –

I stand before you clothed in
white and beams of light are
flowing from My hands –
I have all the Power
I am there, Rita, I am here –
I am your God – I have outpoured
My light, My love, My grace to you.

I fill you with My life
You will have trials.
You will be My light in the
world.

You will see My light brighter
and brighter than ever before –
I have all the power –
I wrap you in the arms of
your Mother –
Be not afraid –
You should not be frightened, child
I love you, I will be there
in your every trial –
I am all powerful –
I am your light

Psalm 27: 1

Yahweh is my light and my salvation,
whom should I fear?

You cried unto me and I heard your
pleading and your cries –

Others may be blind
Others may be deaf

You suffer for their deaf ears –
their blind eyes –
I speak to you –

Those closed in heart have a
trial – and much unhappiness –

Open your heart wide to My love

A person with a cold heart can be
closed like a wall –

A person who has closed off their
heart can be locked in a cave of
darkness, they can lack spontaneity –
their hearts can become hard and cold.

Those whose hearts are open –
know life and spontaneity inside –

Your heart is red with the fire
of My love – your heart is
warm, your touch gentle
to know My letters of love –

Satan will attack to block My letters
of love – through jealous others
working for him

You are open - to My golden light –
I pour My light on each one
of your hearts –

You are surrounded by My halo
of light – You know the
miracle of God’s love –
you are open to receive healing –

My strength is upon you.

Rays of light and warmth penetrate
your troubled souls and
the fire of the Holy Spirit
fills you –

I come to heal your wounded
heart.

Soak in My warmth, My
love,

You will know My power –

This healing is the real
healing that will help you –

I want you to know I heal
you and fill you –
You are dependent on Me
Soak in the light –
Breathe in Peace.

Know that Jesus loves you
so much –

Live in My love –

I give you your special
children to serve Me
I have gifted them.

I love them
I bless you in all your trials –
I love you
I am your God and I live
in you
I am with you every minute
Be not afraid
Cast out satan
You are blessed
You are the apple of My eye.
I stand at your bed
I watch you day and night
I never sleep
I am there
I love all of you
Love Jesus

How do you feel?

tired
exhausted
angry
overwhelmed
scared
bored
surprised
shocked
loving
cautious
ashamed
afraid
smug
disgusted
confident
sad
frustrated
lonely
shy
anxious

Get in touch with your
feelings

Don’t let them rule you –

Satan can work in feelings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Love and Forgive

(2) Live in truth - not deception

(3) Don’t judge things in
    extremes when they can
    be gray - don’t judge
    all white or black

(4) Don’t manipulate

(5) Don’t try to control others,
    put God first

(6) Don’t sit on a pity-pot
    and be SELFISH

 

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.

-God’s Blue Book, January 17, 1994
 

(7) See the big picture

(8) God will fight our fight
    if we ask Him

(9) God will heal our wounds
    if we pray to Him.

(10) Rely on God’s grace
    ask for it

(11) Don’t get addicted to
    excitement or misery

(12) Get unstuck from
    stuffed feelings –

(13) Look at traumas that may
    have you stuck

(14) Be truthful

(15) Gratitude

   
 

January 17, 1992

Come to Me in Your Pain

Jesus: Do not go only to man, most especially come to Me. I am the only One Who can completely minister to you when your heart is broken. The worst pains are the pains of the heart. Stay plugged into My source. Know I am here with you every minute, every second of your life, and I will be there always.

Come unto Me all who are weary and I will comfort you. Do not be afraid for I will gently show you the way of the Lord.

I will be your rock. I will be your fortress. I will not leave you ever. I am there. My Heart is an undying source of fire and warmth and power.

I am your power. I am your strength. I am your God. I am there every instant of your life.

R. I can never live the moments of this day again. When I go to bed, today is gone forever. I must choose to treasure each moment because it is the only moment I have and it only lasts one moment.

 

February 21, 1992

R. He told me - let go, relax, and let Him run
the show. My most important job is being a
light to the world - no tension, no anxiety.

  

April 17, 1992 - Good Friday

R. Dear Jesus,

I am sorry for my sins. I am sorry You had
to suffer for my sins. Thank You for coming to
earth and taking on a little baby body to save
me and my family.

Thank You for Your pain and Your sorrow
and Your tears, Jesus. Thank You my God.

Oh Jesus, my Savior –
Thank You for giving me the gift of faith –
I am Your child, God!
I give my will and my life to You.
I want You to talk to me.
I want to know how You want
me to act.

Dear Father, thank You for creating me.
Dear Jesus, give me Your gentleness and
Your love, Your compassion and help me to
give myself for others.

I love You Jesus, I love You with my whole
heart and my whole soul.
God is guiding me on the right path today.

 

 

 


 

May 2, 1992 - Saturday

R. My Dearest Jesus,
Please help me to do Your will – fill me
with Your love and goodness so I can give to
others what You want me to give them.

Jesus: You are My precious child, I love you every minute of the day. I am in you and I love you, I am in your heart – teach your children to love Me – teach them about the Eucharist – I am blessing you each in a special way. I love you and I will take care of you – I am there for you. I am your God, ever present in your life, guarding you, watching out for you. I neither slumber or sleep. I am your God. I constantly watch out for you. I love you.

      

  

May 18, 1992 - Monday

Jesus: My child listen to My voice,
I am He who comforts you,
be not afraid –
I will not leave you orphaned –
though you walk in raging
water you will not drown –
You are My chosen one,
beloved of My Father
I am with you today.
I suffered for you on the
cross –
I will pave the way and show
you My way to walk to
do My will

R. Dear Jesus
Help me to do Your will
clean out my rubbish and
hate and anger
go deep into my heart –
Help me see the good in every person
Help me to celebrate the life
I have been given –
this wonderful and glorious day.

I can never live the moments
of this life again.

I ask you Mary my sweet Mother
to help me to be as you
want – a good mother.

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy
will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and
forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And lead
us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. Amen.

R. Dear Jesus –
 

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity to accept the
things I cannot change...

Courage to change the things I can
and Wisdom to know the difference.

 

May 19, 1992

R. I must treasure each moment I have right
now because I can never have it back again.

I love You Jesus
I love You Holy Spirit
I love You God the Father

 

 

May 27, 1992

Jesus: My ways are simple My child – You
must realize this. My child I know how afraid
you are I am with you now!!

   

October 5, 1992 - 3:30am

R. Dear Jesus, Give me Your hand to write this book for you. I am your servant. I want to be Your hand to this world. If you, Lord Jesus, would write a book, what would you say?

Jesus: My dear children,

    Today I come to deliver a message to each of you. I want to tell you of each person’s dignity, of their beauty and their self-worth. Each child is, oh, so uniquely precious to My Most Sacred Heart. Each child is full of the talents I have given to them. Each person is divinely created by God and given all these gifts to be happy and love one another.

    The problem comes when you feel you will be left out. That you will be left by another who has trodden on you and will do it again. I see you all as My most precious children. I watch your every move and know all pain and anguish in your heart. My Heart aches, you have insecure feelings about yourself. I came to this earth I died for you. I felt cold, hungry, lonely on this earth. You need not worry that no one knows the pain and anguish in your heart. God created you with such special gifts and talents. It is important for you to raise above your wound and forgive those who hurt you.

    You need only turn your will and your life over to Me and I will guide you in all your ways. I have all the Power. Many are not of My ways. The key to life is to recognize your faults, but still know you are this precious gift of My Father a gift to this world. This world is in need of your strength. Running yourself down, blaming others hurting them can cause you misery and pain. At this very moment, you are the precious creation of God!! You must operate with Me in your heart.

    You need not run yourself down. I am with you every day guiding your ways, lest your foot stumble and you lose your way. You will not wander far from your path if every day you keep bringing your focus back to Me. If you dare let Me be at the helm, if you dare to really let Me run your life, I will do with you such wonders that you yourself would be amazed. But you will know with such ease when you did these things that you did not do them alone. You will know My power, moving the mountain, My power chipping at the stone, My power working on your hardest problem and you will be set free.

    Oh yes, you will be set free and know a serenity that only comes from letting go and letting Me run your life. To you, My child, I have given all that is good. I made you My holy soldier, My warrior in a world of pain and hatred. You are the light that shines in the darkness, you are the coat to a cold child, you are the smile that warms a troubled and lonely heart. You are the comfort for everyone you meet, because My most precious Heart powers you, smiles through you, understands and loves through you.

    Love your fellows for Me. There are so many troubled hearts that need to know My love. I can love through you if you let Me, I can be their friend through you if you let Me. I am He who comforts you and you are he who comforts them. My power is endless, it never runs out, there is not a power failure EVER. In your darkest hour, My light shines in the darkness and I say to you, “Oh blessed of My Father, look at yourself with awe, you are My creation, you are indeed so precious to Me, you are My light to this world, you are My hands and My feet and most of all My Heart.”

    Oh, you are My loving Heart, to those who are bowed down, to those who are lost in the darkness, you carry My smile and wear My armor in a world that is trying to tear one another down with hate and ugliness. There is gentleness, there is love, there is hope in you, if you open yourself up to Me. Be My knight to the world, wear My armor. I am your God and I will protect you from the darkness. Plug into My power, be not afraid, I go before you always and you can rest in My arms when you feel weary. You can put your head in My lap and weep, you will know, I am truly with you and you are My light to this world. I created you so special - to cast out fear in the darkness, to clothe the naked, to give hope to the oppressed, to be as I live in you and love through you and you are My smile and I touch My hurting ones through your love.

    You are he who loves this world. You must stay plugged into My power-source. This world is hungry for My love. It needs My love, I give to them through you. I am your God and I made you as a gift to the world. You are filled.

    Focus on Me and your life will be abundant and whole, joy in suffering, freedom but you can take the knocks because you will know you do not go it alone, but with Me. I love you My precious child.

 

 

 

The Christian life considered as response to God's love; as participation in God's life; as elevation of human nature; as the Christ-life; as life in the Holy Spirit. Mary's role in the Christian life.

 

 

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.

 

 

                            October 26, 2000

Jesus: My people,

I am communicating to the earth through the messages I give daily. These messages are most important to bring about the Reign of My Sacred Heart.

There is a small remnant of people that hear My message daily.

You have been chosen to help change the world.

You must pray united to the Mass.

Pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater for the priests, the Church and the world.

I AM YOUR SAVIOR.

I SPEAK TO YOU HERE.

I love you,

Jesus.

You are My apostles.

 

November 22, 2000

Messenger: God, we thank You for the Movement, Shepherds of Christ.

God, we thank You for these revelations.

God, we thank You for the writings of our founder and the messages.

God, we thank You for Your gifts to us and for life and for heaven.

God, we thank You for each other, please help our weary souls.

God, please help us.

In the ceremony of Christian funerals it begins: "In the waters of baptism          Name           died with Christ and rose with him to new life, may he/she now share with him eternal glory."

In Baptism we receive a great gift of new life in Him.

Baptism is so important to the soul.

This theme is to help us understand more our new life in Him.

Life in Him-this is a treasure.

This is a gift to be thankful for to have the Father, Son and Holy Spirit live is us.

 

 

This is an outline from Father Carter's class.
It is not complete - it is only an outline.

 

 

Theme II - The Concept of the Christian Life

Five different views of the Christian life
One basic reality includes the other four
Talking about the Christian life from five different perspectives

What follows will be these 5 perspectives

A.    The Christian life considered as response to God's love

B.    The Christian life considered as participation in God's life

C.    The Christian life considered as elevation of human nature

D.    The Christian life considered as the Christ-life

E.    The Christian life considered as life in the Holy Spirit

Also: Mary's role in the Christian life

 

Brief outline of the Concept of the Christian Life

I. Introduction

II. Concept of the Christian life

A. The Christian life considered as response to God's love

1) God first loved us

2) Our response to God's love

3) Connection between the three loves

B. Christian life as participation in God's life

2 Peter 1: 3-7

Creation - reflection of God
 

Existence

Life of vegetation

Life of sensation

Life of rationality
 

Baptism

C. The Christian life considered as elevation of human nature

Supernatural

1) Elevation - new life in Him through Baptism

2) 1 Corinthians 10: 31

D. The Christian life considered as the Christ-life

1) Romans 6: 1-11

2 Corinthians 4: 7-11

Nature as a principal of operation

2) The New life at Baptism gives us a new nature

3) The Christic-self.

Galatians 2: 19-24

John 15: 11-17

E. The Christian life considered as life in the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 2: 6-16

Also: Mary's role in the Christian life


We conclude with the entire information on Theme II, The Concept of the Christian Life

A. The Christian life considered as response to God's love

1)   God's love for us (GOD FIRST LOVED US)

a)    John 3:16 


John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.


God first loved us!!!

Incarnation - Son of God took flesh

Human nature of Jesus belongs to a divine person

Jesus has everything our human nature has -

 a human body

 a human soul

 a human intellect

 a human will

 human senses

b)    The Heart of Jesus is a symbol of His love for us

God loves me as an individual

c)    Galatians 2: 19-21 


Galatians 2: 19-21

In fact, through the Law I am dead to the Law so that I can be alive to God. I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not setting aside God’s grace as of no value; it is merely that if saving justice comes through the Law, Christ died needlessly.


Jesus has loved me.

Jesus has died for me.

Jesus knew me by name when he died for me.

The Son of Man gave his life for me, in that agonizing crucifixion.

Jesus personally loves me. 

This love of Jesus for us calls for our response.

2)    Our response to God's love

Matthew 22: 34-40  


Matthew 22: 34-40 

The greatest commandment of all

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to put him to the test, one of them put a further question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.’


Christianity is a religion of love.

God overwhelmingly loves us and He wants our response to Him.

3)   Connection between the three loves

From Response to God's Love p. 91 and I quote here:

"HERE, THEN, WE SEE THE PROFOUND INTERACTION BETWEEN THE THREE AWARENESSES AND LOVES—AWARENESS AND LOVE OF GOD, SELF, AND NEIGHBOR."

a)    Genesis 1: 26-27


Genesis 1: 26-27

God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.


b)    1 John 4: 19-21   


1 John 4: 19-21

Let us love, then,
because he first loved us.
Anyone who says ‘I love God’
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since whoever does not love the brother
    whom he can see
cannot love God whom he has not seen. 
Indeed this is the commandment
    we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
    must also love his brother.


God loves His creation. If we live a God-like existence we must love what He creates. We have been  created and redeemed by God's love.

We must love our brothers. We do not have to like their actions, but we must love them because they are creatures of God.

And so I quote from Chapter 8 in Fr. Carter's book, Response to God's Love.


Excerpt from Response to God's Love, Chapter 8, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

To authentically encounter others we must be properly aware of who they really are; we must, in short, be able to penetrate beyond surface appearances, which may or may not be appealing to us, and contact others in their core existence. When we are truly in touch with others at the core of their beings, we are simultaneously aware of their awesome dignity. We are conscious that these persons are created and redeemed by God in his love. Fortified with this proper awareness, we are thus in a position to relate to them as we should.

In order to be in touch with the inner self of others, we must be aware of or in touch with our own inner or true self. This awareness, in turn, is an awareness that our self is likewise made in the image of God, that it has been divinized in Christ and is to be oriented toward God and neighbor. Here, then, we see the profound interaction between the three awarenesses and loves—awareness and love of God, self, and neighbor. As Christians, consequently, we should have a maturing sense of how our existence is, in varied ways, profoundly interlinked with the existence of others. This feeling of union with others is not limited to those we directly encounter, but, in some sense, is directed to all members of the human family.

Let us now consider some of the main attitudes that the Christian should maintain and develop in his or her dealings with others. We will build upon the very basic attitude we have already mentioned—that we must always try to be aware of the true self of others, the self that has been created and redeemed by God's love. This awareness, in turn, calls forth our own love for them.


c)    Matthew 25: 31-46 


Matthew 25: 31-46 

The Last Judgement

‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." Then the upright will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?" And the King will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me." Then he will say to those on his left hand, "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink, I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me." Then it will be their turn to ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?" Then he will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me." And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.’


Feeding the hungry includes telling others about God. Telling others about our Church and the Eucharist is feeding the hungry.

We are really hating ourselves when we do not love our neighbor.

In order to inherit eternal life we must love God, our neighbor and ourselves. 

1 John 4: 21 


1 John 4: 21 

Indeed this is the commandment
    we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
    must also love his brother.  


Matthew 22: 37-38   


Matthew 22: 37-38   

Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.


Therefore we conclude with this comment following the scripture 1 John 4: 21 and Matthew 22: 37-38.

God first loved us. He loves us overwhelmingly and He wants our loving response to Him. We must love God, ourselves and others, we must love all three, truly love as God desires.

This book written by Fr. Carter, Response to God's Love, helps Christians to develop their loving response to God's love. This book written by Father Carter will help us love as a Christian in our everyday lives responding to God's love.

God first loved us.


The study of this material and the scripture quotes will help us understand how God first loved us and how we are to respond to our God with deep love for Him.


B. Christian life as participation in God's life

2 Peter 1: 3-7


2 Peter 1: 3-7

The generosity of God

By his divine power, he has lavished on us all the things we need for life and for true devotion, through the knowledge of him who has called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these, the greatest and priceless promises have been lavished on us, that through them you should share the divine nature and escape the corruption rife in the world through disordered passion. With this in view, do your utmost to support your faith with goodness, goodness with understanding, understanding with self–control, self–control with perseverance, perseverance with devotion, devotion with kindness to the brothers, and kindness to the brothers with love.


The triune God creates

Creation does not become God

God is perfect

He cannot gain anything

He cannot lose anything

Creation - reflection of God

               - reflection of his existence

Existence - a rock reflects God by the fact it exists

Life of vegetation - a tree

                             - higher reflection of God's life

Life of sensation - a dog (seeing, feeling, smelling, etc.)

Life of rationality - human person - intellect

                                                      - knowing

                                                      - will

Man reflects God

God is a Being Who knows and wills

A person has this ability in a finite way

In Baptism a soul receives an added sharing in His life

A sharing above that, of our human nature

C. The Christian life considered as elevation of human nature

Response to God's love as elevation of human nature

In Baptism a person receives a higher elevation in God's life

The human person receives a new sharing in God's life

Super natural - above and beyond human nature

                     - life of Baptism

                     - life of grace

                     - Christ life

1) Elevation - new life in Him

God is triune - human intellect by itself can never arrive at that truth

WILL - LOVE

2) 1 Corinthians 10: 31


1 Corinthians 10: 31

       Whatever you eat, then, or drink, and whatever else you do, do it all for the glory of God.


Our life is permeated to a new level in Christ through baptism

Our intellectual capacity is elevated

We have a new power of knowing through Baptism. FAITH IS PARTICIPATION IN GOD'S KNOWING

LIFE of BAPTISM permeates all of human nature

D. The Christian life considered as the Christ-life

1) Scripture

a) Romans 6: 1-11


Romans 6: 1-11

Baptism

What should we say then? Should we remain in sin so that grace may be given the more fully? Out of the question! We have died to sin; how could we go on living in it? You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life. If we have been joined to him by dying a death like his, so we shall be by a resurrection like his; realising that our former self was crucified with him, so that the self which belonged to sin should be destroyed and we should be freed from the slavery of sin. Someone who has died, of course, no longer has to answer for sin. But we believe that, if we died with Christ, then we shall live with him too. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again. Death has no power over him any more. For by dying, he is dead to sin once and for all, and now the life that he lives is life with God. In the same way, you must see yourselves as being dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.


b) 2 Corinthians 4: 7-11


2 Corinthians 4: 7-11

The hardships and hopes of the apostolate

But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God’s and not our own. We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair; we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us; always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our body. Indeed, while we are still alive, we are continually being handed over to death, for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our mortal flesh.


c) nature - pattern

              - structure

Nature is a principal of operation

Everything must respect its nature

A fish cannot come out of water and live

We must respect our nature to grow and live

2) The new life at Baptism gives us a new nature - a capacity to know and to love which we do not have without Baptism

We can do Christlike activities through the virtues of faith, hope and love, and others

3) The Christic-self

-We have a personal relationship with Jesus

- Galatians 2: 19-24


Galatians 2: 19-24

In fact, through the Law I am dead to the Law so that I can be alive to God. I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not setting aside God’s grace as of no value; it is merely that if saving justice comes through the Law, Christ died needlessly.


- Jesus has a personal unique love for me

- Christ is the mediator between God and man -

Jesus says quote -

"No one can come to the Father except through me"

John 15: 11-17


John 15: 11-17

I have told you this
so that my own joy may be in you
and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment:
love one another,
as I have loved you.
No one can have greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends,
if you do what I command you.
I shall no longer call you servants,
because a servant does not know
the master’s business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
so that the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
My command to you
is to love one another.


My personal relationship with Jesus takes into account my personal uniqueness.

We can study the The Christian's Personal Uniqueness in Chapter 2 of Response to God's Love.

I am in the process of becoming, this is discussed in Chapter 3 of Response to God's Love.

Like a baby coming out of the womb, the baby develops intellectually. We develop more every day in our spiritual life to be more in His image and likeness if we stay rooted in Him.

E. The Christian life considered as life in the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 2: 6-16


1 Corinthians 2: 6-16

    But still, to those who have reached maturity, we do talk of a wisdom, not, it is true, a philosophy of this age or of the rulers of this age, who will not last long now. It is of the mysterious wisdom of God that we talk, the wisdom that was hidden, which God predestined to be for our glory before the ages began. None of the rulers of the age recognised it; for if they had recognised it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but it is as scripture says: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him; to us, though, God has given revelation through the Spirit, for the Spirit explores the depths of everything, even the depths of God. After all, is there anyone who knows the qualities of anyone except his own spirit, within him; and in the same way, nobody knows the qualities of God except the Spirit of God. Now, the Spirit we have received is not the spirit of the world but God’s own Spirit, so that we may understand the lavish gifts God has given us. And these are what we speak of, not in the terms learnt from human philosophy, but in terms learnt from the Spirit, fitting spiritual language to spiritual things. The natural person has no room for the gifts of God’s Spirit; to him they are folly; he cannot recognise them, because their value can be assessed only in the Spirit. The spiritual person, on the other hand, can assess the value of everything, and that person’s value cannot be assessed by anybody else. For: who has ever known the mind of the Lord? Who has ever been his adviser? But we are those who have the mind of Christ.


The spirit of the person within knows the person.

Other people can know a lot about us, but nobody knows me as I know myself in the depth of my being.

With regard to knowledge of God, the Spirit of God knows God.

The Holy Spirit teaches us about LIFE, about divine life.

We live a God-like life. We must listen to the Spirit.

The Spirit teaches us about the God-like life.

We live our lives after Baptism with this elevated human nature. We want to always remain in the state of grace.

We want to be filled with His grace, His life.

ALSO: Mary's role in the Christian life

1) Read the text that follows in Mother at Our Side

2) John 19:25-27


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.


3) Mary's role in the Christian life

4 aspects of Mary's role in God's plan

a) Mother of Christ

b) Our spiritual Mother

c) Mother of the Church

d) Church's model

Mary is Mother of our Christ life.

We are formed more and more in our spiritual life in Mary's Immaculate Heart, the spiritual womb.

We are formed more and more in the image and likeness of Jesus through the workings of the Holy Spirit.

We praise Mary.

We honor Mary.

We love Mary as our Mother.

We do not worship Mary, we worship God.

Mary realizes her greatness, but she is totally humble.


John 2: 5

His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’


Mary always takes us to her Son.

The Heart of Mary is the symbol of her love for us.

In the litany it says, "Mother of divine grace."

In summary, we go to the Father through and with Christ in the Holy Spirit with the assistance of Mary our spiritual Mother.

 

 

 

Order the Abraham DVD

$19.95 plus postage

 

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041
1-812-273-8405
1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

 

 

Shepherds of Christ   P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250   1-888-211-3041

 

  Statues

 

     

Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass - 18

Our Lady-Guadalupe w/glass - 12
Limpias - 8
     

Immaculate Heart w/glass - 18

I Heart - Ivory w/glass - 18

Our Lady of Grace w/glass - 18

     
Our Lady-Mt. Carmel w/glass - 18

Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass - 18

Infant of Prague w/glass - 24

     

Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass - 24

Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass - 24

Sorrowful Mother w/glass - 24

 

 

 

I Heart - Ivory w/glass - 24

I Heart of Mary w/glass - 24

Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass - 24
   

 

  

 

Our Lady-Guadalupe w/glass - 28

Our Lady of Grace w/glass - 24

Our Lady-Mt. Carmel w/glass - 24
     

Fatima w/glass - 11

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 12

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 15

 

  

 

Fatima w/glass - 18

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 18

 

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 27

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph

St. Therese

   

 

 

St. Francis

St. Anthony

St. Claire

 

  

 

Limpias

St. Jude
 

Divine Mercy

 

  

 

Holy Family

Angel

St. Philomena

 

 

 

Pieta - Marble

Pieta - Color

Holy Family

 

  

 

St. Anthony - 18

St. Francis - 18

St. Joseph - 18

 

 

 

St. Therese - 18

St. Rita - 18

St. Clare - 12
 
     

St. Rita - 12

St. Padre Pio - 12
Divine Mercy - 12

 

       


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250

 

Toll free - 1-888-211-3041
Local - 1-812-273-8405
fax - 1-812-273-3182
web: www.sofc.org
e-mail: info@sofc.org

 

  Size Price Quantity   

 Holy Family

 24"

$180

 

 Limpias

 24"

$125

 

 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 
 Divine Mercy

22"

$125  
 Angel

22"

$100  
 St. Philomena

20"

$100  
 St. Philomena

16"

$65  
 St. Joseph

18"

$65  
 St. Francis

18"

$65  
 St. Anthony

18"

$65  
 St. Rita

18"

$65  
 St. Therese

18"

$65  
 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family

12"

$60  
 St. Padre Pio - standing

12"

$40  
 St. Padre Pio - sitting

8"

$50  
 St. Rita

12"

$40  

 Divine Mercy

12"

$40  
 St. Claire

12"

$40  
 Limpias

8"

$25  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

28"

$500  
 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

24"

$500  

 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Infant of Prague w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

 24"

$500  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

 24"

$500  
 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Sorrowful Mother w/glass

 24"

$500  
 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

18"

$300  
 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

18"

$300  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

18"

$300  

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

18" $300  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

12"

$200  

 Fatima w/glass

11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450  


Call for Shipping Price (1-888-211-3041)
 

  Name
   
 Sub-Total
  Address
         
 IN Tax (7%)
  City
  
 Shipping
  State                                            Zip
  
 Donation
  Telephone
   
 Order Total

 

 

      

Fr. Joe's Homily Books  

Guiding Light -
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

$10.00


Guiding Light -
Focusing on the Word

$10.00
 

 

Fr. Carter's Books
  

Priestly Newsletter Book I

12 Newsletters
July 1994 - June 1996

$12.00


Priestly Newsletter Book 2

17 Newsletters
1996 - 1999

$12.00
 

Priestly Newsletter Book 3

4 Newsletters & Prayers
2000

$12.00


Synopsis of the Spiritual Life

Spirituality Handbook
$3.00


Messages given
by Jesus and Mary 1994

Tell My People
$10.00
 


The Pain and the Joy

$10.00

 


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 1

$10.00


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 2

$10.00

 

Fr. Pasquini's Books
   

Authenticity


 
Prayers and Meditations

$10.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts

For those suffering or
in Nursing Homes
 
$10.00

Light, Happiness and Peace

Journeying through traditional
Catholic Spirituality

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality

Prayers and Meditations - will assist the reader in growth toward a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist

$10.00


Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth

Ideal for RCIA, Adult & Youth Bible Study, Homeschooling, Catholic
Identity Studies

$10.00

Shepherds of Christ Newsletters
9 Newsletters
2006 - 2008

$36.00

  

DVDs and CDs by Fr. Pasquini
 


 

Authenticity DVD
Prayers on the Ocean

$10.00
 

Nursing Home Mass DVD

$10.00

Consolation DVD

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality
Read by Rita Ring

2 CDs - $17.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts DVD

$10.00


 

Consolation CD
by Fr. John

$8.00
 


 

Nursing Home Mass CD

$8.00
 

Holy Spirit Novena DVD

$10.00 

Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD

$10.00 

plus shipping
   

 

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041
1-812-273-8405
1-888-321-7671

 

God’s Blue Books

God’s Blue Book 1
Teachings to Lift You Up

    $10.00


God’s Blue Book 4
The Love of the Hearts of
Jesus and Mary

$5.00
 


God’s Blue Book 2
The Fire of His Love

$10.00
 

God’s Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart

$5.00


God’s Blue Book 3
Love God, Love One Another

(Fr. Carter's favorite)
$10.00
 


God’s Blue Book 6
He Calls Us to Action

$10.00
 

  

 

Rosary Books
 


Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$10.00
 

Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$12.00

Rosary Meditations for
Parents and Children's

$10.00


Mysteries of Light 1

$5.00
 

Mysteries of Light 2

$5.00


Little People & Elderly Rosary Book

$10.00

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

   

Available for $10.00 each plus postage

1-888-211-3041

Call Kathleen

   

We are trying to get

Response to God's Love

and the Mass Book out.
 

Anybody who wants to help us

with a donation to get these 2 books

out in the Priestly/hierarchy mailing —

Please call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

   

 

 

Prayer Cards

size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
$1.00 plus postage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Card  4" x 6"

.50 each plus postage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Holy Cards available

2" x 3"

     
Holy Spirit Prayer Act of Consecration to
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Act of Consecration to
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayer for Priests

 

Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
 

Prayer for Union with Jesus

Available for .25 each plus postage

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041

  

     

 

We are trying to get

Response to God's Love

and the Mass Book out.
 

Anybody who wants to help us

with a donation to get these 2 books

out in the Priestly/hierarchy mailing —

Please call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

 

 

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

 

  


 

The China Church is over 140 years old

and we pray in there 24 hours a day.

It needs stucco and so does

the community building.

Can you please help us?

Call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

 

Likewise the priest house

is 150 years old.

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can help put the Blue Book V

in the hands of 1,000 people

we need $1,200 postage for this

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041

  

You can help put Fr. Joe's homily

book in the hands of

1,000 priests — it costs $1,100

This can help 1,000 parish priests

talk about Covenant for Lent 

Please help us

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen  1-888-211-3041

1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

 

Crucifix — hand carved by Felix

   

Available for $750.00

 

 

 

Brand New Internet Store

 

 

Click picture

   

 


Table of Contents

Previous Daily Writing


Main Shepherds of Christ Page


SofC LogoCopyright 2007 Shepherds of Christ.
Rights for non—commercial reproduction granted:
May be copied in its entirety, but neither re—typed nor edited.
Translations are welcome but they must be reviewed for moral and 
theological accuracy by a source approved by Shepherds of Christ Ministries 
before any distribution takes place. Please contact us for more information.