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 2, 2001 - Feast of the Guardian Angels

October 3rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period 2.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for  October 3rd is Joyful.


    Rosary October 5, 2001 Clearwater, Florida 
                   begins at 6:20 PM

    October 12, 2001 will be a special day in China, Indiana.
                Mass - 12 PM
(China time)
At night there will be a special service for 
                    the apostles, handmaids, and servants  
                    after the 6:20 prayers.

    Rosary October 13, 2001 China, Indiana 
Rosary - 12:00 PM
China time
                    Exposition -
October 12, 2001 thru
October 14, 2001 (noon China time)



Messenger:        The 5th rosary will be broadcasted live from Clearwater, 
                                Florida and will be available to be heard in Iowa, Sidney, 
                                Pennsylvania, Morrow, China, and Toledo.

                                Let us unite in prayer. 

                                Pray with a few people in your own home.



Messenger:        One of the first messages Jesus gave me in 1991
                                concerned power.
                            I soon began to realize how He had all the power.
                                He gave me writings a lot about power and
                            He made it clear to me His power never runs out.
                                He told me about our wall sockets and how
                                    we have power failures and then all of
                                    a sudden there is not juice in the plug.
                                He told me how His power never runs out.

                            In being with Fr. Carter, I soon understood more about
                                 His life in me.
                            The message I received May 13, 1993 defined a big
                                part of the mission He intended to achieve
                                through the Blue Book Messages and telling
                                people in His tender love letters about
                                being one in Him.
                            I did not understand His words then as I understand
                                them more fully now.
                            Here were the words He gave me.
                                Beginning May 13, 1993



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Cling to Me

God's Blue Book I Cover

Excerpt from May 13, 1993 

My dear child, if you stay close to Me, then I live in you and you live in Me. I am He Who created you and I love you with such an intensity that you will never know. My words are your truth. You must abide in My heart in all things. There is no room for doubt. My ways are steadfast, direct, and without error.

You must stay rooted in Me to ward off the power of the evil one. His grip is paralyzing and crippling. His power is stronger every day.

When you live in Me, I am in your heart and he has no power over Me. I am your God. I am your true lover. I want to protect you. I want to guard you from this force. Stay rooted firmly in Me and he will have no power....

end of excerpt from May 13, 1993 message



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        All power comes from God, we
                                receive our power from Him.
                            Someone may try to force things on us,
                                but ultimately, God has all the power.
                            Parents really have power because God
                                gives it to them.
                            The Church as His bride has power given
                                by God.
                            The Pope has power given from God.
                             The priests have the power that comes
                                down the line ultimately from God.
                            People in authority may have authority, but
                                God is the ultimate authority.

                            We can see how martyrs can go to their deaths
                                defending their faith, they would rather
                                die a physical death, than offend God.

                            Who is the ultimate authority
                                God is.

                            God makes the sun shine.
                            God gives us our breath.
                            God gives His grace.

                            Man is not the ultimate king.

                            God is the King.

                            In looking in a book my son had, they put
                                Jesus Christ as the 3rd most important
                                man of all time.

                            They had human beings in the #1 and #2

                            Then people question our love and devotion
                                to Mary, we never put Mary above
                                God. If someone who is Catholic
                                does that, they are not doing what the
                                Catholic Church teaches.
                                Mary is a human person.
                                God is Divine.
                                Jesus is a Divine Person with
                                    a human nature.

                            In sharing in the life of grace through
                                baptism we are given great gifts
                                in sharing in God's knowing
                                and loving capacity.

                            Before I met Fr. Carter, I was receiving messages
                                like in the Blue Books.
Fr. Carter really started talking to me on
                                    March 26, 1994.
                                    But he really didn't begin as my spiritual
                                        director until the summer of 1994.



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        By this time almost all of Blue Book I, II and
                                III were given.

                            Fr. Carter came into my life at the end of Blue Book II,
                             he was listening to what Jesus had told me since
                                the very end of Blue Book II.

                            Fr. Carter never said a lot. He listened. He
                                cherished what I was receiving from
                                God. He worked with me and all
                                I received.

                            He believed from the beginning. Our Lord
                                had told him to help me in the way
                                he could.
                            Our Lord told him to go to the old seminary
                                when Mary appeared every day beginning
                                July of 1994.
                            Fr. Carter began the prayers used in the prayer
                                manual that summer. We prayed the litany to
                                the Sacred Heart and promises of the Sacred
                                Heart before Mary as she appeared.
                            Fr. Carter prayed for all the souls of the earth
                                as Mary appeared, daily that summer.

                             I wish to present a prayer I received on
                                February 23, 1998. It began the 
                                Spouse of the Lamb material.



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 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:         I was in Light of Christ Church in Florida when
                                I received a lot of the Spouse of the Lamb
                                When I would go to communion I saw Jesus
                                    dressed as a bridegroom. He would
                                    give Himself to me in the Eucharist.

                            A lot of the writings I received were given at Mass
                                because I was in an ecstatic state.

                            When I would receive special insights, it
                                didn't matter who was around.
                                I was lifted up, so to speak, and
                                people around me were not distractions.
                                I was united to Him.

                            I remember Fr. Carter telling me this in the 
                                parking lot at the Holy Spirit Center, "Rita,
                                the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within
                                you." (in a special way when you are in
                                the state of grace)

                            That was all he had to say.
                            He would say one little sentence and then "tons" of
                                material given to me by God made sense.
                            He knew what to say at the right time.
                            He was silent most of the time and listened.
                            He changed a lot and I grew a lot in knowing
                                how to speak about things.
                            He would inject things if I needed to clarify
                                my words, but mostly he listened.

                            I soon learned that what Our Lord was revealing
                                to me was clearly defined from a priest
                                point of view in Father Carter's books.
                                He wrote about it theologically. I experienced
                                it in mystical ways.

                            I learned a lot from his very short homilies.

                            He listened and he was available as I 
                                experienced so many ecstasies and 

                            The daily Masses I attended with Father Carter
                                were times when I would be given
                                many revelations from Our Lord.

                            I had the security of being guided very closely
                                by Fr. Carter for six and a half years as 
                                Jesus gave me a great body of knowledge.

                            The trips to China were times of
                                discussing mystical insights and then
                                prayer on the way home.

                            The Masses were the treasure.
                            Jesus wanted the Masses celebrated in China, Indiana
                                to pray for the Movement, all in the Movement and
                                the priests, the Church and the world.

                            Fr. Carter celebrated every Mass for the Reign of 
                                the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's
                                Immaculate Heart and the Shepherds of Christ

                            One thing I know we don't pray for enough, that
                                Fr. Carter prayed for at every Mass, was vocations
                                to all seven categories in the Shepherds of Christ

                            We all need to pray for this, all through the day
                                he would say.

                            He believed in the Movement Jesus began through
                                him. He prayed for it constantly, as he
                                said, all through the day.
                                He would say to me, Rita, I pray for you
                                many, many times throughout the day.

                            He did his holy hour around 6:00 until the
                                6:20 prayers began in 1998 then he
                                would go before the Blessed Sacrament
                                at his Jesuit residence and pray the
                                prayers whenever he could at 6:20.

                            I want to talk about God and how He works
                                on the soul.

                            We are soft and supple.

                            We are children of the Father.

                            We are the bride of Christ.

                            Jesus is the bridegroom.

                            Jesus initiates the action in our soul.

                            God first loved us as is seen from this
                                scripture quote.



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.



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        He acts in my soul when I go into ecstasy.
                                I am ready,  I am waiting,  I am 
                                    the bride. 

                            I see that we are empowered through Him.

                            Look at the Mass.

                            How many times do we ask God to act.

                            LAMB OF God who takes away the
                                sins of the world, have mercy on us.
                            LAMB OF God who takes away the 
                                sins of the world, have mercy on us.
                            LAMB OF God who takes away the
                                sins of the world grant us peace.

                            A lot of the experiences I would receive would
                                be at Mass.

                            Many after I received the Eucharist.

                            He is truly present and in me.
                            It is then and before the tabernacle
                                He would implant so much knowledge
                                on my soul.
                            In those intimacies after communion when
                                He is truly present within me, He
                                would reveal knowledge of Himself
                                to me and I would know Him so much
                                deeper in my whole being.
                            That is why it is so important to spend
                                that time after communion with Him.
                            A lot of times, people talk about
                                insignificant things after communion
                                that could be discussed later.
                            Those moments after communion are so
                            We must be willing to sit and just be with
                                Jesus, not try to control things or 
                                thinking of other things, but let Him
                                take the initiative in us.
                                So valuable is this precious time and
                                    then we run from the Church.
                                The knowledge implanted in our
                                    soul may not be in words,
                                    just in knowledge in our soul, 
                                    a deeper oneness with our 
                                    Divine God.

                            In this world, we feel we must be in control
                                many times.
                            In consecrating our hearts to Jesus and Mary
                                we give Him ourselves.
                                We have to be open to the touch of 
                                    His hand moving in us.

                            The long, sometimes very hard days that we
                                struggle on this earth will come to
                                an end ever so quickly and we
                                will have an eternity to spend somewhere.

                            The more we advance in our spiritual
                                ways here the more deeply we will
                                be able to live in the life hereafter.

                            We are here to learn to love God and love
                            Loving is a process.
                            We receive special gifts at baptism to
                                share in God's loving and knowing capacity.

                            We are here to learn how to love.

                            Man cannot try to control everything.
                            We could not control the events of September 11, 2001.

                            We must realize that we are dependent
                                on God for our very life.

                            We must realize, God acts especially
                                most intimately in the soul that
                                recognizes Jesus as the bridegroom.

                            We need to see how truly personal God
                            We need to realize He knows our every
                            We need to be lifted up and see how 
                                it really is.
                            Jesus wanted the Blue Book I  called
                                "Teachings to Lift You Up." 



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Jesus is the bridegroom.
                           The Church is the bride.
                           Jesus is the Chief priest and victim
                                at the Mass.
                           Jesus acts in the priest.
                           We participate as the faithful.

                            God is with us.
                           We are the children of God.
                           We are the brides.
                           We are the ones dependent on Him.
                           He is with us.
                           We have to let go.



Excerpt from September 5, 2001 Rosary - Clearwater, Florida

The Ascension

 Message after the glory be:

Jesus speaks: 

                        Oh My children, it is love, 
                         it is love that I desire, 
                         and yet you are caught up in so 
                         many of your things, in your ways, 
                         and what you must do. 

                       And you cannot control all the events 
                         in your life no matter how hard you try, 
                         and I am teaching you every day, 
                         more and more every day. 

                       I am teaching you in the trials that you 
                         are permitted to undergo. 

                       And many times, the very lesson that I 
                         want to teach you, you do not learn, 
                         for you try to alleviate the suffering or 
                         the trial that I send to you, and I have to 
                         send it again and again and again. 

                       Oh My children, if you want the reign of peace 
                         there must be peace in your own hearts. 

                       You must seek for peace. In consecrating 
                         your hearts to My Heart and the heart of 
                         My Mother, you will live more and more 
                         in peace. 

                       Let go and surrender. 

                       The rule I give to you tonight is to let go 
                         and surrender, to pray the Our Father 
                         and beg God to help you to be able 
                         to live in His will, to pray for grace 
                         that you will know more and more 
                         what God's will is for you, for this 
                         will bring you happiness. 

                       It will be hard on you to live your life, 
                         if you are at the helm and you are trying 
                         to do it your way which is against God's 

                       Many problems that many have are because 
                         they want things their way and they will not 
                         surrender nor accept the things the way 
                         that God wills them to be. 

                       And yet it is the way to happiness, 
                         and say with all your heart, 

                       "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."

                            end of excerpt from September 5, 2001 Rosary



Pictures from September 5, 2001



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:      Terrible occurrence September 11, 2001:
                           Terrorists attacked the trade centers.

                          I do not wish to minimize Fr. Carter's
                                contribution to these messages and
                                the Movement.

                            He was given the Plan by Jesus.

                            He taught me in his classes he taught.

                            He taught in his 2 minute to 10 minute
                                profound homilies.

                            He taught me and others in the Movement
                                through his books and Newsletters.

                            Shepherds of Christ was formed according
                                to the Jesuit tradition.

                            He lived the life of a Jesuit priest.

                            He made his yearly Spiritual Exercise

                            He saw to it that I made this
                                retreat likewise.

                            The Plan Jesus had for us as Shepherds
                                of Christ was given to Fr. Carter.

                            He taught us so much.



~ July 31, 1994 ~
Feast of St. Ignatius

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)

end of July 31, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter



~ October 13, 1994 ~ 

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

end of October 13, 1994 message



Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  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.



October 2, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Jesus gave him the prayers for
                                the Prayer Manual.

                            He prayed so much to St. Margaret Mary
                                and St. Claude de Columbiere, 
                                St. Ignatius and St. Xavier.

                                He loved the Jesuit saints.
                                He honored them.
                                He taught me to love them.

                                Our Lord always gave me
                                    special experiences on
                                    special feasts, especially
                                    the feast of the Sacred Heart
                                    the feasts of Mary
                                    and the feasts of the Jesuit saints.

                                So many gifts.

                                So much joy these special feasts
                                    God gives us.

                                So much joy the special saints
                                    we can love so much.

                                Oh God we thank Thee and
                                    love Thee so much.

                                Thank you for the Shepherds of 
                                    Christ Movement and because

                                    Fr. Carter said yes and







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