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October 20, 2006

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October 20, 2006

From Holy Cross-Immaculata


Readings from Today's Mass

Ephesians 1: 11-14 

And it is in him
    that we have received our heritage,
marked out beforehand as we were,
under the plan of the One
    who guides all things
as he decides by his own will,
chosen to be,
for the praise of his glory,
the people who
    would put their hopes in Christ
        before he came.
Now you too, in him,
have heard the message of the truth
    and the gospel of your salvation,
and having put your trust in it
you have been stamped with the seal
    of the Holy Spirit of the Promise,
who is the pledge of our inheritance,
for the freedom of the people
    whom God has taken for his own,
for the praise of his glory.


Psalm 33, 1-2, 4-5, 12-13

Shout for joy, you upright;
praise comes well from the honest.
Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre,
play for him on the ten–stringed lyre.

The word of Yahweh is straightforward,
all he does springs from his constancy.
He loves uprightness and justice;
the faithful love of Yahweh fills the earth.


How blessed the nation whose God is Yahweh,
the people he has chosen as his heritage.

From heaven Yahweh looks down,
he sees all the children of Adam,


Luke 12: 1-7   

    Meanwhile the people had gathered in their thousands so that they were treading on one another. And he began to speak, first of all to his disciples. ‘Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees—their hypocrisy. Everything now covered up will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. For this reason, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in hidden places will be proclaimed from the housetops.

    To you my friends I say: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. I will tell you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has the power to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, he is the one to fear. Can you not buy five sparrows for two pennies? And yet not one is forgotten in God’s sight. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. There is no need to be afraid: you are worth more than many sparrows.


Luke 1: 46-55

                The Magnificat

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Yes Mary, a human person, sinless called
                        to be the Mother of God
                        And what does she show us in these

                        Lourdes — she says
                                        "I am the Immaculate Conception"

                                        I am the Immaculate Heart

                        Oh poor banished children of Eve —
                        to not recognize the gift Mary is —
                        is to not understand the love God has for
                            the human race.

                        Into a depraved condition Jesus, the Son
                            of God, came into the world in
                            the womb of the Virgin Mary,
                            Mother of God, Mother of us

                        In His great love for us He gave us the
                            pure and spotless virgin —


From the Altar at China

October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Oh we can wail of our pain and complain —
                            but let us see with the wider vision —
                            see with eyes of faith —

                        For man comes and he goes — his time
                            on earth short lived —
                            God plants him on the surface of
                                the earth — like a seed
                                ready to blossom and grow

                            Some seeds fell on shallow soil,
                                some on rocks —

                            What do we use to surround us —
                            How is the soil we nest in

                            Is it all for the honor and glory of God
                                or for sinful pleasures and if for
                                our own destruction how can
                                we bear but very little fruit.


Genesis 9: 1

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, ‘Breed, multiply and fill the earth


Genesis 9: 7

Be fruitful then and multiply, 
        teem over the earth and subdue it!’


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       In Clearwater we see this image — 



Messenger:           Mary is the Mother of her children.
                            Remember the Covenant God made with

                            God first said to Noah


Genesis 9: 8-17

    God spoke as follows to Noah and his sons, ‘I am now establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants to come, and with every living creature that was with you: birds, cattle and every wild animal with you; everything that came out of the ark, every living thing on earth. And I shall maintain my covenant with you: that never again shall all living things be destroyed by the waters of a flood, nor shall there ever again be a flood to devastate the earth.’ 

    ‘And this’, God said, ‘is the sign of the covenant which I now make between myself and you and every living creature with you for all ages to come: I now set my bow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I shall recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature, in a word all living things, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all living things. When the bow is in the clouds I shall see it and call to mind the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth, that is, all living things.’ 

    ‘That’, God told Noah, ‘is the sign of the covenant I have established between myself and all living things on earth.’


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       And from the sons of Noah came the people
                            of the earth


Genesis 9: 18

    The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth–Ham being the father of Canaan.


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Noah planted a vineyard and he got drunk.

                        He lay naked —

                        See the nakedness of Adam
                        The nakedness of Noah —
                                he was covered and
                                Noah said


Genesis 9: 25

         and said: Accursed be Canaan, he shall be his brothers’ meanest slave.


Messenger:       Lets look at Adam


Genesis 3: 9-11

    But Yahweh God called to the man. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I heard the sound of you in the garden,' he replied. 'I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.' 'Who told you that you were naked?' he asked. 'Have you been eating from the tree I forbade you to eat?'


Genesis 3: 21

Yahweh God made tunics of skins for the man and his wife and clothed them.


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Now Noah was naked — he drank from
                                the vineyard —
                                he would lay naked

                        This is a writing I received


Excerpt from January 5, 1999

Messenger:  On January 5, 1997, I was wakened by Our Lord and He was mumbling as He was around my bed as He did on October 8, 1997, when He delivered the "Seedless, Barren, No Fruit on the Vine" message.

    I heard Him and He repeated the words over and over again. I had a copy of the all-night message on the floor, I jumped from the bed and began to write around the message, for it was the only paper available and He was speaking very plainly and direct. I wrote this message in the margins of the paper. He kept repeating "BABY, BARE BABY, LAID BARE".


Message of January 5, 1997

Jesus speaks:  Open yourself, Oh Jerusalem, your time is come you will be a light to the people in darkness, many will walk whence you come and the earth will be shakened and the light will come across a dark sky and enlighten their minds.

Oh stiff-necked people, you are so stiff in your ways, let the spirit envelope you and lead you on your way.

A country of stiffs, a people of planning and prodding, of deliberating and wonderingyou lack faith, Jerusalem, you lack faith in God.

Oh walk naked into the cold night, you are cold in your hearts and naked in your clothingI cloth you with glory, I light your face with light, but you turn your cheeks to the darkness and stay stiff-necked in your hearts. Oh cold and dark hearts, reach for the light that you may know the glory that awaits the sinners and enlightens their minds.

end of excerpt from January 5, 1997 / 1999  message


February 23, 1997
Rita Ring

Discerned very carefully by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

The Sacrifice of Abraham

When I go to Mass I offer a sacrifice. God wants our all. He wants to be first in our life. He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son.

Gen. 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18:

It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. "Abraham, Abraham!" he called. "Here I am," he replied. God said, "Take your son, your only son, your beloved Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you.

When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.

But the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven. "Abraham, Abraham!" he said. "Here I am," he replied. Do not raise your hand against the boy," the angel said. "Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your own beloved son." Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

The angel of Yahweh called Abraham a second time from heaven. "I swear by my own self, Yahweh declares, that because you have done this, because you have not refused me your own beloved son, I will shower blessings on you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All nations on earth will bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed my command.

The Father gave His Son for us. This is how great the Father's love is for us.

When we go to the altar many times we are suffering. We want something really bad, but we know we love God the most. What the Father asks for us is to offer that which we are so attached to as a sacrifice, united to the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. If we offer this sacrifice to Him, the Father will pour out blessings that will be divine blessings, greater than anything we could have here on earth.

The Mass is the perfect sacrifice we offer to the Father, in which God pours out His blessings and we are one with Him and with all others in a profound expression of love. God shares His divine love with us and we partake in an intense way in His divine loving capacity. In order to become one in Him and to feel His love like this, we must surrender ourselves and be open.

He told Abraham to offer his son. God gave him his son back. He wanted Abraham to love God above all things and people.

Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice to the Father. This is the most pleasing sacrifice to the Father. If He gave His Son Who died for love of us, will He deny us when we unite our petitions with Jesus and offer these at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?

He took them to the highest mountain and He was transfigured before them in the greatest light.

Mark 9:2-10:

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus, "Rabbi," he said, "it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him." Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

As they were coming down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what 'rising from the dead' could mean.

We go to the altar of sacrifice. The mountain to come, in which so many graces will flow, is the altar of sacrifice where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered through the hands of consecrated priests.

We hear the Father say, "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, listen to Him." He is speaking to us. He is the Word. He is speaking in these messages. He is unveiling the Scriptures and speaking to us in plain talk. This is a great gift He is giving to us.

We are transformed in the Mass. We unite with the greatest sacrifice offered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We have the most perfect sacrifice to offer to the Father when we offer this sacrifice. He gives us great blessings. We die to ourselves, we become white.

We must unite all of our sacrifices to this Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being said all over the world. This is the greatest way to magnify all of our offerings - by uniting everything we do as an offering, a sacrifice to the Father in union with His Son.

end of February 23, 1997


Written by Fr. Carter in Spirituality Handbook
for members of Shepherds of Christ

Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence. This life Christ has given us is not a type of superstructure which is erected atop human existence. Although nature and grace are distinct, they do not lie side by side as separate entities. Rather, grace permeates nature. The Christian is one graced person. The Christian is one who has been raised up, caught up, into a deeper form of life in Christ Jesus. Nothing that is authentically human in the life of the Christian has been excluded from this new existence. Whatever is really human in the life of the Christian is meant to be an expression of the Christ-life. The simple but deep joys of family life, the wonderment at nature's beauty, the warm embrace of a mother for her child, the agony of crucial decision making, the success or frustration that is experienced in one's work, the joy of being well received by others, and the heartache of being misunderstood—all these experiences are intended to be caught up in Christ and made more deeply human because of Him.

Jesus has come, then, not to destroy anything that is authentically human, but to perfect it by leading it to a graced fulfillment. This is the meaning of the Word's becoming flesh, the meaning of the Incarnation. The more God-like we become through Christ, the more human we become.

We, through our incorporation into Christ which occurs at Baptism, are meant to relive the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In doing so, we are not only accomplishing our own salvation, but we are assisting in the salvation of others also. The Incarnation continues all the time. Christ, of course, is the one Who fundamentally continues the Incarnation. But He enlists our help. The world no longer sees Jesus, no longer is able to reach out and touch Him. We are the ones who now, in some way, make Christ visible and tangible. In union with the invisible, glorified Christ, and depending on Him as our source of life, we continue the Incarnation in its visible and temporal dimensions. This is our great privilege. This is our great responsibility.

The Christian is initiated into the mystery of Christ, into his or her role in prolonging the Incarnation, through Baptism. In the words of St. Paul: "Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." (Rom. 6: 3-4).

It is not sufficient, however, that we be incorporated into Christ through Baptism. All forms of life require nourishment. So, too, our life in Christ must be continually nourished. How can we continually keep in contact with Christ? There are various ways. We contact Christ in a most special way through the liturgy, above all in the Eucharistic liturgy. Here the entire course of salvation history, as centered in Jesus, is sacramentally renewed and continued. Through our most special and most personal meeting with Jesus in the Mass, we are more deeply incorporated into Christ. Also, we should remember that all the sacraments make up part of the Church's liturgy.

end of excerpt


Written by Fr. Carter in Spirituality Handbook
for members of Shepherds of Christ
concerning the spiritual life

All the faithful are privileged to be able to enter into the offering of the Mass:

"The sacrifice of the Mass, as we well know, makes truly present the sacrifice of Calvary. At His sacrifice on Calvary, Christ was Priest and Victim. We obviously did not offer together with Him. At the Mass, however, Christ, although He is the chief Priest and Victim, does not act alone. Through God's gracious design, at Mass all the members of the Church are priests and victims together with Christ. To be sure, there is a very significant difference between the priesthood of bishops and priests and the priesthood of the faithful. The point we wish to stress, however, is that the universal priesthood, given in Baptism to all the faithful, is a real participation in Christ's priesthood.

"Vatican II has stressed this concept of the priesthood of all the Church's members. Speaking of the Mass, the Council says: 'The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a proper appreciation of the rites and prayers, they should participate knowingly, devoutly, and actively. They should be instructed by God's word and be refreshed at the table of the Lord's body; they should give thanks to God; by offering the Immaculate Victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also with him, they should learn to offer themselves too. Through Christ the Mediator, they should be drawn, day-by-day, into ever closer union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all.'

"During all our Christ-like activities, we are living the Mass. Working, recreating, laughing, weeping, enjoying success but also experiencing failure, enjoying the beauties of nature—through all such activities, we are living the Mass. We are continually offering ourselves in loving conformity to the Father's will. From time to time during the day, we should make a conscious act of uniting ourselves and our activities with the sacrifice of Calvary as it is made present throughout the world through the Mass.

"A very precious time during the Mass is, of course, our reception of Jesus in Holy Communion. We should make the most of these special moments. Let's properly thank Jesus for coming to us with His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Let's thank Jesus for the tremendous suffering He experienced in order to be able to give us the Eucharist. As Jesus dwells within us in this precious way at Communion time, the very Heart of Christ—this Heart which is symbol of His great love—dwells within. This Heart cries out for our love in return.

"One of the great means God has given us to help prepare ourselves for better participation in the Mass is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our Lady of Medjugorje asks us to go to Confession at least once a month.

"Indeed, we should use all available means to prepare ourselves for a more fruitful participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. It is a great privilege to be able to be present at, and to participate in, the Mass. We should show Jesus our appreciation for such a great gift by preparing ourselves as best we can, and in this way we will gain the greatest possible benefit from the Mass, both for ourselves and for others.

"Included in our devotion to the Eucharist should be our desire to make Eucharistic reparation. One way to do this is to say often the following Fatima prayer: 'Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and (the intercession of) the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of sinners.'"



Written by Fr. Carter in Spirituality Handbook
for members of Shepherds of Christ

Life Within the Church

God calls us to live Christian existence, the spiritual life, within the Church—the Church which Christ has established. This Church is a many splendored reality. It has many different names, images and dimensions that variously attest to and manifest this multifaceted richness. All of them, however, speak of the one, same reality. Here is a message of Jesus which speaks of His Church:

"My beloved priest-companion, remind My people that the Church was born from My Heart, pierced with the soldier's lance on Calvary. From My pierced Heart the Church and her sacraments were born. Two of these sacraments, the Eucharist and Baptism, were symbolized by the blood and water which flowed from My pierced side.

"As the Church was born from My pierced Heart, so does the Church's life grow from the graces I continually give to her from My pierced Heart, this Heart which is now glorified.

"I call all the members of My Church to help build up My Body, the Church, by coming to My pierced Heart. United to My Heart and dwelling within It, I will give to each the light and strength to carry out My Father's will in the building up of My Church.

"Mary is Mother and Model of the Church. As Mother of the Church, she intercedes for all the graces the members need to contribute to the building up of My Church. As Model of the Church, as perfect imitator of Me, she shows the children of the Church how all, individually and collectively, are to be increasingly formed in My image. As all come to My Heart for the building up of My Church, let them do so united in the Heart of Mary.

"My Church is experiencing critical and difficult times. There are many divisions within My Church. There are many false teachings, including some put forth by certain theologians. These false teachings occur because those responsible for such are not in proper union with My vicar, the Pope, and the Church's Magisterium. I want all My children to pray daily for the cure of the many and serious ills of the Church. With the increase of prayers and sacrifices for the health of the Church, that day will soon come when the Church will be purified and revitalized. When that day comes, the renewed Church will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. Thus the message of Fatima will have reached its completion.

"I am Lord and Master. I request that all My people listen to My words and respond to them. I love My people with a tremendous love and, in this great love, I give them this message!" (Message from Jesus given to Father Carter).


Written by Fr. Carter in Spirituality Handbook
for members of Shepherds of Christ

The Cross Leads to Life

Our incorporation into Christ at Baptism, and the gradual nurturing in that life, is centered in the pattern of death-resurrection. Indeed, the theme of death-resurrection is at the heart of salvation history. Let us briefly consider its place in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and in our own lives, always remembering that any form of death—that is, any form of suffering—is meant to lead to greater life, greater peace, greater happiness.

The theme of death-resurrection is at the heart of Old Testament history. The Jewish people, under the leadership of Moses, experienced death-resurrection as they were formed into the people of the covenant, God's people. In the great Exodus event, they escaped Egyptian slavery, went on to Mt. Sinai where the covenant was ratified, and then progressed to the Promised Land. As members of the Mosaic covenant, as God's people, the Jews experienced religious transition. They passed over to a higher level of religious existence, to a more intimate union with God.

This religious transition contained death-resurrection. For the Jews to become people of the covenant, to remain so, and to grow in the life of the covenant, it was necessary that they undergo a mystical or spiritual death. In short, the Jewish people had to be willing to bear that which was difficult in covenant life. They had to be willing to die to that which was not according to God's will. This mystical death, however, had a very positive purpose. It was directed at life in the covenant and at growth in that life. This spiritual death, in other words, was aimed at resurrection.

Christ perfectly fulfilled the Old Testament theme of death-resurrection. In doing so, He, too, was experiencing a religious transition. He was passing over—gradually at first, then definitively in His death—to a new kind of existence, to the life of His resurrection, which He achieved not only for Himself, but for the entire human race. To achieve this newness of life, Jesus was willing to pay the price. Jesus was willing to suffer, even unto death. That it had to be that way, that the only way Christ could have achieved resurrection was through suffering and death, was pointed out by Jesus Himself to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus: "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into His Glory?" (Lk 24: 25-26).

Christ has structured the Christian life by the way He lived, died, and rose from the dead. It is obvious, then, that the pattern of death-resurrection must be at the heart of the Church's life. Individually and collectively, we continually die with Christ so that we may continually rise with Him. Thus we pass over, in a process of continued religious transition, to a greater participation in Jesus' resurrection. It is true that our participation in Jesus' resurrection will reach its completion only in eternal life. Nevertheless, we begin the life of resurrection here on earth, in the here and now of human life, in the midst of joy and pain, in the experience of success and failure, in the sweat of our brow, in the enjoyment of all of God's gifts. As Christians, we should have a sense of growth concerning our here-and-now life of resurrection. Some seem to have a rather static view of the Christian life. They do not seem to have a vital and efficacious realization that the spiritual life, centered in death-resurrection, should become more conscious, more experiential, more dynamically relative to daily existence.

end of excerpt


Exodus 14: 15 — 15:1  

Yahweh then said to Moses, ‘Why cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to march on. Your part is to raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, so that the Israelites can walk through the sea on dry ground, while I, for my part, shall make the Egyptians so stubborn that they will follow them, and I shall win glory for myself at the expense of Pharaoh and all his army, chariots and horsemen. And when I have won glory for myself at the expense of Pharaoh and his chariots and horsemen, the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh.’

    Then the angel of God, who preceded the army of Israel, changed station and followed behind them. The pillar of cloud moved from their front and took position behind them. It came between the army of the Egyptians and the army of Israel. The cloud was dark, and the night passed without the one drawing any closer to the other the whole night long. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh drove the sea back with a strong easterly wind all night and made the sea into dry land. The waters were divided and the Israelites went on dry ground right through the sea, with walls of water to right and left of them. The Egyptians gave chase, and all Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea after them. In the morning watch, Yahweh looked down on the army of the Egyptians from the pillar of fire and cloud and threw the Egyptian army into confusion. He so clogged their chariot wheels that they drove on only with difficulty, which made the Egyptians say, ‘Let us flee from Israel, for Yahweh is fighting on their side against the Egyptians!’ Then Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea and let the waters flow back on the Egyptians and on their chariots and their horsemen.’ Moses stretched out his hand over the sea and, as day broke, the sea returned to its bed. The fleeing Egyptians ran straight into it, and Yahweh overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea. The returning waters washed right over the chariots and horsemen of Pharaoh’s entire army, which had followed the Israelites into the sea; not a single one of them was left. The Israelites, however, had marched through the sea on dry ground, with walls of water to right and left of them. That day, Yahweh rescued Israel from the clutches of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the sea–shore. When Israel saw the mighty deed that Yahweh had performed against the Egyptians, the people revered Yahweh and put their faith in Yahweh and in Moses, his servant.

Song of victory

It was then that Moses and the Israelites sang this song in Yahweh’s honour: 

        I shall sing to Yahweh, 
                for he has covered himself in glory, 
            horse and rider 
                he has thrown into the sea.


John 19: 25-27

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.



June 13, 1929



From the Apostles Manual

  Excerpt from December 19, 1996

R. Oh, reign of peace, reign of the Sacred Heart, triumph of her Immaculate Heart, we wait for you anxiously for the nights have been cold and dark and we cried a bitter cry in the darkness but we knew of the glories to come for we forever trusted in You and Your mighty hand.

Your hand is struck with power. The Virgin Mary warned the poor children that died an eternal death to mind their ways and they cried out, "Not me, oh, no, God — your ways are stiff necked and cruel. I want for foolish pleasure now and tomorrow will care for itself."

And the Lord called and called and they marched into the darkness with cold hearts, telling the Almighty God, 'no'.



Excerpt from December 29, 1996

Isaiah 30: 20

"...he who is your teacher will hide no longer,
and you will see your teacher
    with your own eyes."


R. How could we think Christ's last words on the cross were not important to us? In His dying moments, He gave us His Mother.

He came, our Savior, our King, our Almighty God. He took flesh in her womb, through the power of the Spirit, He was carried in her arms as a helpless baby, He went to the temple and there Simeon said..."Now Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised; because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see, a light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people, Israel." (Luke 2:29-32), and "..You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected—and a sword will pierce your own soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare." (Luke 2:35).

Israel, being the holy city in which He built His temple, in which He lived, in which the Blessed Virgin walked and talked and carried the Son of God in her womb.

For nine long months she carried Him within her womb. Oh children of Mary, some of you listen to His dying words on the cross, some of you do not hear. And darkness covered the earth. For as Simeon predicted, this child is destined for the rise and fall of many in Israel. Many would reject their Mother. The Lady, clothed as the sun, the woman that carried the Light within her womb for those long nine months while He was formed within her body through the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Counselor, the One who is forming the Church into all it is to be.

Christ showed us the way.

end of excerpt


November 6, 1996

I saw today, our home is the Heart of Christ. Mary is the gate-keeper of this most sacred place. The Lord, the Good Shepherd, is leading us home to His Heart. We are fed on His life. The graces flow abundantly in the Mass and the sacraments through the priest. Christ has chosen them to be special, the chosen ones, anointed, through which His life flows. The priest is another Christ to the world. ...

The life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit through the pierced Heart of Christ. The fountain of Divine life flows through Mary, through the priest to us. The priest celebrates the Mass, acting as another Christ and administers the sacraments. The more he is one with Christ, the more grace flows through him, the more the people are fed.

Jesus picked the priest. He chose them. He gave them this great gift. The priest is given the highest honor to be another Christ, to celebrate Mass, to consecrate bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, to baptize, to forgive sins, to administer other sacraments. ...

John 10: 2-3:
"The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in..."

Mary is the gate-keeper; there is not another pure and sinless human person. We cannot enter any other way because we are sinners. He gave us the sinless one as the way we enter into His most Sacred Heart. The fountain of life flows from His Heart through the pierced wound. ...

Mary is the key to oneness with Christ. Only in going through the pure and sinless one will we be one with Christ. It is in this oneness with Christ that the graces flow. ...

Consecration to Mary and Jesus is the way home to the depth of His Heart, our little heaven on earth. We are barely scratching the surface of His Heart. We must enter deeply into His Heart for the grace to flow as fire across the earth. The fire of His love will cover the earth when priests' hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and celebrating the Mass.

Oh fountain of life! The lance pierced His Heart deeply. The thorns surrounding His Heart, press in deeply. Many today love Him with a shallow love.

The words in the Mass and Scriptures are not tasted deep within. The depth is not there. We must love Him with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being.

We must pray for the priests as Jesus has instructed us. It is through the priestly newsletter that Jesus will lead the priests to dwell deeply in His Heart. It is our job in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to be His Shepherds to help lead the strayed ones back to His Heart.

We become one in His Heart, through the great grace He is giving to us in the Movement as promised to Fr. Carter July 31, 1994:

...I will give great graces to the members of the 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.

As we become one in His Heart we are leading the strayed ones home to His Heart through the consecration. There will be one flock and one Shepherd as hearts are led home to His Heart through the consecration. We are shepherding His flock as we spread the consecration to the churches, schools, and families.

We are richly fed with the Eucharist. We encourage the priests to read the priestly newsletter. We ask them to start prayer chapters in the churches centered in consecration, and we beg them to leave the church open so people can spend time with Jesus before the tabernacle.

The institutions are intact, we must encourage them to consecrate their hearts. We are attempting to reach the school children with the consecration and the rosary. We are trying to reach the family with starting prayer chapters in their homes and daily praying the consecration and rosary together.

Mary has asked us to observe the first Saturday devotion. If many did this, many, many souls would be saved. It is all in the spirit of reparation, we give our love to God. For Mary's and Jesus' Heart have greatly been offended. We must make reparation to our God.

The Father looks to the earth. He wants one happy family in which we are loving each other as real brothers. He showed us the depth of His love that he laid down His life for us. This is the love He wants from us.

He wants us to be one happy family in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Deeply loving one another, deeply united in love that we would love as He showed us how to love, that we would lay down our lives for our brother.

end of excerpt


Isaiah 29: 13

    The Lord then said:
Because this people approaches me
    only in words,
honours me only with lip–service
while their hearts are far from me,
and reverence for me,
    as far as they are concerned,
is nothing but human commandment,
    a lesson memorised,



December 27, 1996
Title: The Mass and Fatima

Can I tell you what it is like, for all eternity, to want God so much and to know you will never have Him? This is the fate of the souls in hell.

I plead and I beg to circulate this book (The Mass Book) that all may fervently love God through the Mass, that His life will flow copiously through the hands of consecrated priests.

This is the center of it all: holy, consecrated priests celebrating the Mass.

We have disobeyed the Fatima message. In Lucia's vision of 1929 we see how the life, His divine life, is flowing from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through Mary's heart—held in her left hand—offering this to Lucia. We see the drops of blood pouring forth from His wounds.

It is through the hands of consecrated priests the grace will flow copiously. Oh, God, have mercy on men for they have sinned. They will die a death far worse than any fate on this earth. They will die the death of the soul.

Lucia saw this vision: Our Lady of Fatima stood beneath the right arm of her Son. Mary appeared at Fatima. She gave her peace plan to the world. Mary was sent by the Father to tell men they are sinning and offending God and they must repent.

Lucia said she received lights into the mystery of the Trinity. The lights I have received into the mystery of God's love were received in the Mass. His burning, undying love for us. When priests are holy priests and consecrated to the heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus, the grace will flow and the light will cover the earth. The light will be the fire coming forth from the pierced Heart of Jesus, adored and loved in the Sacrifice of the Mass.

Then the light will steal across the sky and the dark hearts will be turned to light. This will only happen when priests and the faithful consecrate their hearts to Jesus and Mary as she requested at Fatima.

We become one in this Sacrifice of the Mass. We must unite all of our activities all through the day to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We are one with Jesus and Mary when we consecrate our hearts to Them and we are one with each other, for if I am in Their Hearts and you are in Their Hearts, we are one in Their Hearts.

We are now a people walking in darkness for we have disobeyed Our Lady.

All of the great gifts of God are in place and grace is coming forth from the Mass and from our prayers but the day of the deluge is at hand, when the flood gates will be open and grace will pour forth from the pierced Heart of Christ as in Sr. Faustina's Divine Mercy picture.

When hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the holy priests are celebrating the Mass and are united at every moment to that sacrifice, we will be immensely united and the fountain of God's life will flow on the earth and with this, His great mercy.

There will be this great era of peace in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.

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December 7, 1996 First Saturday -
Revelations on the Light

Isaiah 30: 19-26:

Yes, people of Zion living in Jerusalem,
you will weep no more.

He will be gracious to you when your cry for help rings out;

as soon as he hears it, he will answer you.

When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering

and the water of distress,

he who is your teacher will hide no longer,

and you will see your teacher with your own eyes.

Your ears will hear these words behind you,

'This is the way, keep to it,' whether you turn to right or left.
You will hold unclean the silverplating of your idols

and goldplating of your images.

You will throw them away like the polluted things they are,
shouting after them, 'Good riddance!'

He will send rain for the seed you sow in the ground,
and the bread that the ground provides will be rich and nourishing.
That day, your cattle will graze in wide pastures.
Oxen and donkeys that work the land

will eat for fodder wild sorrel,

spread by the shovel-load and fork-load.
On every lofty mountain, on every high hill

there will be streams and water-courses, on the day of the great slaughter
when the strongholds fall.
Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight
and sunlight itself be seven times brighter

-like the light of seven days in one-

on the day Yahweh dresses his people's wound

and heals the scars of the blows they have received."

Isaiah 40:1-8:

'Console my people, console them,'
says your God.

'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem

and cry to her

that her period of service is ended,

that her guilt has been atoned for,

that, from the hand of Yahweh, she has received
double punishment for all her sins.'

A voice cries, 'Prepare in the desert

a way for Yahweh.

Make a straight highway for our God

across the wastelands.

Let every valley be filled in,

every mountain and hill be levelled,

every cliff become a plateau,

every escarpment a plain;

then the glory of Yahweh will be revealed

and all humanity will see it together,

for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.'

A voice said, 'Cry aloud!' and I said, 'What shall I cry?'

-'All humanity is grass

and all its beauty like the wild flower's.

The grass withers, the flower fades

when the breath of Yahweh blows on them.

(The grass is surely the people.)

The grass withers, the flower fades,

but the word of our God remains for ever.'

Song: A Voice Cries Out in the Wilderness

Adam and Eve are given great gifts and insights into God. They sin, the light of knowing God is dimmed because of their sin. They do not know God as they did before the sin.

Christ comes, He is the Light of the World. He dies, He gives Himself. He shares His life with us through sanctifying grace.

Through Baptism we receive this sharing in His divine life. The more He shares His life, the more we are saturated with His life, the more we know Him. He reveals Himself to us—we see the light.

The Kingdom of God is at hand. It is all here: the Mass, the Eucharist, God giving Himself.

To partake more in His life we must give ourselves to Him.

Mary appears to Bernadette. She tells her she is the "Immaculate Conception." We are sinners, but through Mary, the pure and sinless one, we can unite deeply in Him.

We are in darkness in varying degrees. The more we are saturated with His life, the more we see.

The reign of God is at hand. Since He came to the earth, everything is in place to see the light.

God is giving to us great graces to see the light now. He is lifting the veil.

There will be the era of peace.

Isaiah 30:26:
"Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight
and sunlight itself be seven times brighter

-like the light of seven days in one-..."

We see the darkness. As at night, we do not see the colorful leaves, they are there, we do not see them.

In the morning light, we see the glory of the beautiful day, the colorful leaves.

As the light steals across the sky, we see more and more. As the sun gradually comes up, we see more clearly the beauty of the leaves.

At first, our vision is not so clear because the light does not show in its deepest intensity. As the sun comes up we see more and more vividly until finally we see clearly the beauty of the colorful leaves.

Isaiah 30:26:
"Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight
and sunlight itself be seven times brighter

-like the light of seven days in one-..."

In a message to Fr. Carter on July 31, 1994, Jesus has promised us: "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."

As stated above, the more we are saturated with his life, the more we are one in Him, the more clearly we see. It is in this union, in the depth of His Heart, that we receive such life, that we know Him with great clarity, that we are given this vision of God.

It is not with "eyes" that we see, but the illumination is in the knowing power that He gives to us. He reveals insights into the divine mysteries. We share most intimately with Him when we are one with Him in the Mass and after Communion. These are treasured moments in which He gives us a special sharing to know Him, our Divine Lover.

We see clearly when our hearts are hearts of love. We see vividly when our hearts are filled with love and peace. We were created to love, to love God and love each other.

Adam and Eve sinned. They lost the great gift given to them. The light of knowing God was dimmed because of their sin.

Christ comes into the world. He is the Word. He is the light of the world. He comes to save man from his sin. He comes in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Mary is the pure and sinless one. Jesus comes to pay the price for the sin of Adam and for our sins. We are all tainted by this sin of our first father and mother. Mary is the Immaculate and pure one, the highest human person. Divinity unites with humanity in the womb of Mary. They are one. Jesus is carried within the body of His mother. Such unity from the beginning, for His life is formed within her body. Is it surprising to us, then, if Christ comes within the womb of the Virgin Mary, that we too must go through Mary to unite to Him? Where is the pride in the hearts of men that think they do not have to go through their Mother Mary? If Christ comes in the womb of Mary to pay the price for man's sins, and we are tainted by the sin, in order to unite to the Almighty God who is all holy, we must go through the pure and sinless one.

Adam and Eve sinned. The Father sends His Son into the world to pay the price for man's sins. Jesus is the New Adam; Mary is the New Eve. Man continues to sin, greatly displeasing God. The Father allows Mary to appear to Bernadette at Lourdes as the Immaculate Conception, as having been conceived without original sin. The Father then allows Mary to appear to the children of Fatima as the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We are sinners, we cannot unite closely to Him unless we go through Mary.

Mary is the pure and sinless one. We can unite deeply to Him. We are in darkness in varying degrees. The more we are saturated with His life, the more we see.

The reign of God is at hand. He came to the earth, He died, He rose on the third day. He gave to the Apostles the power to change bread and wine into His Body and Blood. He gave to them the power to forgive sins. He established His Church pouring forth from His pierced side. We do not see the great gifts that He has given to us. He is giving to us great insights into these gifts. God is giving to us great graces to see the light now. He is lifting the veil.

There will be an era of peace and all will see with such light as Isaiah speaks of in chapter 30, verse 26:

"Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight
and sunlight itself be seven times brighter

-like the light of seven days in one-..."

Man sinned. Jesus came to redeem us. Man is still so sinful. Mary appears at Fatima. She tells us that we are offending God, that we must make reparation to her heart and the heart of her Son.

She gives us the peace plan for the world. She tells us that the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and her Immaculate Heart will triumph but we must do what she says. ...

We, in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, are spreading the fire of His love across the earth through the consecration.

The hearts of men will turn from their sick and desolate ways to hearts gentle as a little lamb. There will be one flock and one Shepherd and His staff will rule over all. Hearts consecrated to Their Hearts will lead the light across the earth. This light will be a light of intense brightness, brighter and hotter than any light from a flame. It will be the fire of God's love. The Spirit will move in all hearts consecrated to His Heart, and we will know how fire truly spreads, for the love of God is a fire, it is vibrant, it is encompassing, it is smoldering, burning deep within and speedily spreading on the outside. No fires on this earth can ever describe the burning embers that burn from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No fire burns like the fires coming from His Heart and hearts filled with the love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

On October 13, 1917 Our Lady gave to Lucia and 70,000 spellbound people, a great vision: the sun spun in the sky, casting off great lights. This happened three times in about 12 minutes. As quoted from Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven:

It seemed that the whole world was on fire with the sun spinning at a greater speed each time. Then a gasp of terror rose from the crowd for the sun seemed to tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the horrified multitudes...just when it seemed that the ball of fire would fall upon and destroy them, the miracle ceased, and the sun resumed its normal place in the sky, shining forth as peacefully as ever.

Mary gave this tremendous sign at Fatima and people did not listen. The events that followed were as she had predicted since we disobeyed her. There was a brutal war, WWII. ...

R. We must encourage all to consecrate their hearts to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to join the Shepherds of Christ chapters, and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement, to pray for our Church and our world. ...

R. Many are living in darkness because they are not obeying Our Lady. The people will see the light when they obey her and consecrate their hearts to her heart and the Heart of Jesus.

To have this intense union with Jesus, with God, we must give ourselves to Our Lady. It is there in the intimacy with Him that we are saturated with His life and that He reveals to us great lights, great insights into His divine mysteries. Yes, indeed, the light will steal across the earth and the hearts of men will be hearts filled with His love. They will know their God with great light imparted to them by the Holy Spirit given to them because of the deep union that they have with Jesus. The reign of the Sacred Heart is at hand. He is giving to us these great lights at this time for He has lifted the veil and we see many things and the light steals across the sky and we see with clear vision.


Isaiah 30: 26

Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight
and sunlight itself be seven times brighter
-like the light of seven days in one-...


Isaiah 30: 25

On every lofty mountain, on every high hill
there will be streams and water-courses, on the day of the great slaughter
when the strongholds fall


R. Truly His Heart is the fountain of divine life. It flows through the Church, through the hands of His holy priests. When priests are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and celebrating the Mass, and administering the sacraments, an immense amount of His grace will be outpoured on the earth.

A people in darkness have seen a great light. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, the Light of the World!

Our Father...thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We will all love as the Father intends, for now He looks to the earth and He sees it covered with darkness. As hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the earth will be covered with His light.

Revelation 12:1-12:

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labor, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that he could eat the child as soon as it was born. The woman was delivered of a boy, the Son who was to rule all the nations with an iron scepter, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had prepared a place for her to be looked after for twelve hundred and sixty days.

And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had led all the world astray, was hurled down to the earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, 'Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life. So let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, disaster is coming-because the devil has gone down to you in a rage, knowing that he has little time left.'

We are in her spiritual womb (heart). She is pregnant, bringing forth her children of light. As we go to her heart, she crushes the head of the serpent. Some of the brightest stars that will light up the earth are in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. We are the children of light. We are being sent forth as she brings us forth her children of light to stamp out the darkness. We must give ourselves to Mary.


December 27, 1996 Conclusion

In Lucia's vision of 1929, Lucia saw Our Lady of Fatima under Jesus' right arm. He will put her peace plan into action. We have ignored her.

On October 13, 1917 Mary gave the following message:

I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord anymore for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue praying it everyday.20

Mary told Jacinta:

Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of priests to their superiors and to the Holy Father is very displeasing to Our Lord.

I can no longer restrain the hand of my Divine Son from striking the world with just punishments for its many crimes.21

God allowed the world to suffer the brutal war after Mary was ignored. God is angry with the world. He is all just.

The second message of the angel says:

Pray, Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended and as a petition for the conversion of sinners.22

We must unite our every action as a sacrifice to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass all over the world.

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred heart of Jesus and the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.23

"Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

'Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.'24 "25

"The Angel also reminded us that the Eucharist is at the center of the Church's life. And, very importantly, in each of his three messages, the angel drew attention to the critical role which the Hearts of Jesus and Mary play in our Christian lives:

Another remarkable fact is that in each of the three apparitions, the Angel already mentions the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as though linked to one another by an indissoluble union. The account of the first apparition even presents a striking phrase which seems to have been hardly noticed. After having taught this completely God-centered prayer, "My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you," the angel added: "Pray thus, The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications." We pray to God and it is the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary that hear and answer our prayers! How could it better express the truth that we can only go to God, and it is the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary that hear and answer our prayers! How could it better express the truth that we can only go to God and please Him by this unique and universal meditation?

Similarly, in the summer of 1916, when the Angel announces to the three seers their future vocations, it is the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary that appear in the foreground as the inseparable mediators of the "Father of Mercies." "The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary," he tells them, "have designs of mercy on you."

Finally, the third time, in the prayer of Eucharistic offering, it is by "the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary," that the Angel begs "the conversion of poor sinners" of the Trinity.

With this constant thought of the mediation of the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we are already at the very center of the Message of Fatima.26"27

The key to bringing about the reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart, centers in consecration. It is through consecrated hearts joining as one, united at every second to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered around the world, that grace will be spilled out in abundant proportions on the earth. We need His life! ...

R. We are not working separately, we are working harmoniously as the beating Heart of Christ to the world. ...

R. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us...

John talks about the light. John was given Mary as his Mother. He knew she was the Lady of Light and he was a son of the light.


John 1: 1-10 

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God

and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.

Through Him all things came into being,

not one thing came into being except through him.

What has come into being in him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,

and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.

He came as a witness,

to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light
that gives light to everyone;

he was coming into the world.

He was in the world
that had come into being through him,

and the world did not recognise him.


R. Jesus is alive in the Holy Eucharist this day. He is ignored. He is treated with great indifference.

Many are not even aware that God is truly present. Many do not even know what is going on. This is His lamenting cry from the tabernacle.


  John 1: 11-14

He came to his own
and his own people did not accept him.
But to those who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believed in his name

who were born not from human stock

or human desire

or human will

but from God himself.

The Word became flesh,

he lived among us,

and we saw His glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
    as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.


R. We, His people, have not yet seen His glory in its fullness.

Until we go to the womb of Mary, we will not be children of light to the degree God desires. We are walking in partial darkness. She told us at Fatima what we must do to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart, when men will see with the light that will be brighter than seven suns.


From December 19, 1996

R. Oh, reign of peace, reign of the Sacred Heart, triumph of her Immaculate Heart, we wait for you anxiously for the nights have been cold and dark and we cried a bitter cry in the darkness but we knew of the glories to come for we forever trusted in You and Your mighty hand.

Your hand is struck with power. The Virgin Mary warned the poor children that died an eternal death to mind their ways and they cried out, "Not me, oh, no, God — your ways are stiff necked and cruel. I want for foolish pleasure now and tomorrow will care for itself."

And the Lord called and called and they marched into the darkness with cold hearts, telling the Almighty God, 'no'.


December 29, 1996 Continued...

R. He is still with us, we are walking in partial darkness. In order to see the light more fully, to comprehend this glory which John speaks of, we must do as Mary said at Fatima—we must go through her heart and be born more and more as children of the light - then we will see.

On December 22 (1996), Jesus said: "And the moon will be covered with blood. It was the blood of the Lamb and it poured forth on a sinful world to cleanse them of their sin and I give you My Body and My Blood in the Mass and I am ignored." ...

R. We are in her spiritual womb (heart). She is pregnant, bringing forth her children of light. As we go to her heart she crushes the head of the serpent. Some of the brightest stars that will light up the earth are in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. We are the children of light. We are being sent forth as she brings us forth her children of light to stamp out the darkness. We must give ourselves to Mary.

end of excerpts from Apostles Manual


Song of Songs 2: 11-12

For see, winter is past,
the rains are over and gone.

Flowers are appearing on the earth.


Song of Songs 2: 15b

Catch the foxes for us,
the little foxes
that make havoc of the vineyards,
for our vineyards are in fruit.


Song of Songs 7: 6b - 7

a king is held captive in your tresses.

How beautiful you are, how charming,
my love, my delight!


Wisdom 1: 11

So beware of uttering frivolous complaints,
restrain your tongue from finding fault;
even what is said in secret has repercussions,
and a lying mouth deals death to the soul.


Wisdom 1: 13

For God did not make Death,
he takes no pleasure in destroying the living.


Wisdom 1: 15b

for uprightness is immortal.


Wisdom 2: 1

And this is the false argument they use,
‘Our life is short and dreary,
there is no remedy when our end comes,
no one is known to have come back from Hades.


Wisdom 2: 3

extinguish this and the body turns to ashes,
and the spirit melts away like the yielding air.



                       R. But what you teach your children
                            abounds for ever and ever
                            to the generations that follow —
                            so does the example we teach them —

                        To those who made this earth their
                            pleasure — the love they needed to
                            give some was wanting —
                            and so the children cry today,
                            generations later, in pain and


Wisdom 2: 4-6

In time, our name will be forgotten,
nobody will remember what we have done;
our life will pass away like wisps of cloud,
dissolving like the mist
that the sun’s rays drive away
and that its heat dispels.
For our days are the passing of a shadow,
our end is without return,
the seal is affixed and nobody comes back.

‘Come then, let us enjoy the good things of today,
let us use created things with the zest of youth:


Wisdom 2: 9

no meadow excluded from our orgy; let us leave the signs of our revelry everywhere, since this is our portion, this our lot!


Wisdom 2: 11

Let our might be the yardstick of right,
since weakness argues its own futility.


October 20, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       We cannot give into the selfish self to
                                want to whine and be unproductive —
                                to be like Christ is to love —
                                to be other focused —
                                to build His Kingdom —
                                to leave a legacy of love.

                        We become blinded by sin —
                            look at Wisdom 2: 21

                        We can choose to give into sin — little
                            lies, stretching what we want
                            contrary to the commandments —
                            We must seek purity —
                            We teach by our example —
                            We pass on our bad habits to those
                            under us.

                        God is attempting to purify —
                            to be likened more and more to
                            Jesus and Mary.


Wisdom 2: 24

Death came into the world only through the Devil’s envy,
as those who belong to him find to their cost.


Wisdom 3: 1

But the souls of the upright are in the hands of God,
and no torment can touch them.


Wisdom 3: 5

slight was their correction, great will their blessings be.
God was putting them to the test
and has proved them worthy to be with him;


Wisdom 3: 10 - 11

But the godless will be duly punished for their reasoning,
for having neglected the upright and deserted the Lord.
Yes, wretched are they who scorn wisdom and discipline:
their hope is void,
their toil unavailing,
their achievements unprofitable;


Wisdom 7: 5-6

No king has known any other beginning of existence;
for there is only one way into life, and one way out of it.


Speaking of Wisdom

Wisdom 9: 11

since she knows and understands everything
she will guide me prudently in my actions
and will protect me with her glory.


Wisdom 14: 6

Why, in the beginning, when the proud giants were perishing,
the hope of the world took refuge on a raft
and, steered by your hand, preserved the seed of a new generation
    for the ages to come.


Wisdom 14: 11

Hence even the idols of the nations will have a visitation
since, in God’s creation, they have become an abomination,
a scandal for human souls,
a snare for the feet of the foolish.


Sirach 1: 1-2

All wisdom comes from the Lord,
    she is with him for ever.
The sands of the sea, the drops of rain,
    the days of eternity—who can count them?


Sirach 1: 10-12

as much to each living creature as he chose—
    bestowing her on those who love him.

The fear of the Lord is glory and pride,
    happiness and a crown of joyfulness.
The fear of the Lord gladdens the heart,
    giving happiness, joy and long life.


Sirach 1: 23-24

A patient person puts up with things until the right time comes:
    but his joy will break out in the end.
Till the time comes he keeps his thoughts to himself,
     and many a lip will affirm how wise he is.


Duties toward God

Sirach 2: 1-9

My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord,
    prepare yourself for an ordeal.
Be sincere of heart, be steadfast,
    and do not be alarmed when disaster comes.
Cling to him and do not leave him,
    so that you may be honoured at the end of your days.
Whatever happens to you, accept it,
    and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient,
since gold is tested in the fire,
    and the chosen in the furnace of humiliation.
Trust him and he will uphold you,
    follow a straight path and hope in him.
You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy;
    do not turn aside, for fear you fall.
You who fear the Lord, trust him,
    and you will not be robbed of your reward.
 You who fear the Lord, hope for those good gifts of his,
    everlasting joy and mercy.


Sirach 3: 25-28

A stubborn heart will come to a bad end,
    and whoever dallies with danger will perish in it.
A stubborn heart is weighed down with troubles,
    the sinner heaps sin on sin.
For the disease of the proud there is no cure,
    since an evil growth has taken root there.


Sirach 7: 27-28

With all your heart honour your father,
     never forget the birthpangs of your mother.
Remember that you owe your birth to them;
    how can you repay them for what they have done for you?


Sirach 8: 3-4

Do not argue with anyone argumentative,
     do not pile wood on that fire.
Do not joke with anyone uncouth,
    for fear of hearing your ancestors insulted


Sirach 8: 11-13

Refuse to be provoked by the insolent,
    for fear that such a one try to trap you in your words.

Do not lend to anyone who is stronger than you are—
    if you do lend, resign yourself to loss.

Do not stand surety beyond your means;
    if you do stand surety, be prepared to pay up.


Sirach 10: 9-14

What has dust and ashes to pride itself on?
    Even in life its entrails are repellent.
A long illness makes a fool of the doctor;
    a king today is a corpse tomorrow.
For in death the portion of all alike will be
    insects, wild animals and worms.

The first stage of pride is to desert the Lord
    and to turn one’s heart away from one’s Maker.
Since the first stage of pride is sin,
    whoever clings to it will pour forth filth.
This is why the Lord inflicts unexpected punishments
    on such people, utterly destroying them.
The Lord has turned mighty princes off their thrones
    and seated the humble there instead.




Sirach 11: 19

although they say, ‘Now I can sit back
    and enjoy the benefit of what I have got,’
they do not know how long this will last;
    they will have to leave their goods to others and die.


Sirach 11: 21-22

Do not admire the achievements of sinners,
    trust the Lord and mind your own business;
since it is a trifle in the eyes of the Lord,
    in a moment, suddenly to make the poor rich.
The blessing of the Lord is the reward of the devout,
    in a moment God brings his blessing to flower.


Sirach 11: 26

Yet it is a trifle for the Lord on the day someone dies
    to repay him as his conduct deserves.


Sirach 14: 20-23

Blessed is anyone who meditates on wisdom,
    and reasons with intelligence,
who studies her ways in his heart,
    and ponders her secrets.
He pursues her like a hunter,
    and lies in wait by her path;
he peeps in at her windows,
    and listens at her doors;


Sirach 15: 1

Whoever fears the Lord will act like this,
    and whoever grasps the Law will obtain wisdom.


Sirach 15: 14-15

He himself made human beings in the beginning,
    and then left them free to make their own decisions.
If you choose, you will keep the commandments
    and so be faithful to his will.


Sing Song:  Life and Death


Sirach 15: 18-20

For vast is the wisdom of the Lord;
    he is almighty and all–seeing.
His eyes are on those who fear him,
    he notes every human action.
He never commanded anyone to be godless,
    he has given no one permission to sin.


Sirach 16: 19

The mountains and earth’s foundations alike
    quail and tremble when he looks at them.
But to all this no one gives thought.
    Who keeps his movements in


Sirach 16: 21

The storm wind itself is invisible,
    and most of what he does goes undetected.


Sirach 17: 19-20

Their actions are all as plain as the sun to him,
    and his eyes rest constantly on their conduct.
Their iniquities are not hidden from him,
    all their sins are before the Lord


Sirach 21: 1-2 

My child, have you sinned? Do so no more,
    and ask forgiveness for your previous faults.
Flee from sin as from a snake,
    if you approach it, it will bite you;
its teeth are lion’s teeth,
they take human life away.


Excerpt from Blue Book III

You Were Hungry and I Sent Manna from Heaven

May 17, 1994

Jesus: ... I will become one in you. You will become one in Me as you open your hearts to My love. Be open, little ones. I want to love you and love through you. Empty yourself of any impurities in your heart. Forgive your brothers. Do not be angry. Keep yourselves clean and free from sin. Go to Confession. Fast, My beloved ones. It is in fasting you are drawn close to Me. Do not give in to yourselves. Discipline yourselves. This will increase your union with Me. ...

R. Unity and love are coexistent. Hate and love do not coexist. I must love, love everyone. He died for my precious brother. I must love more and more like Him.

He is talking about unity. Unity is only achieved through loving. To hate any man causes division. My heart must be pure, free from all hate. I cannot do this alone. I need God's love to love my brothers as He is calling me to do.


Excerpt from Blue Book IV

July 26, 1994

Title:  He Is In Our Midst This Very Day

R. ... Oh, my brother, I have so much to learn on this journey and how little I see! I am sorry for not seeing the God who created you, His special creation and He loves His creation!

I am sorry for not seeing the special creation of God the Father. I am created in such love by God the Father!

I am sorry for not realizing His special presence within me when I am in the state of grace. I am sorry for the moments lost when I did not recognize God's presence in my very own midst. Open my eyes, oh Spirit of God, to see You as You are present in me and my brothers. Help me to become more and more aware of Your existence surrounding me and within me. God is truly in our midst this very day. Jesus is in His humanity and divinity in the Holy Eucharist. What words can we say but that He, God, is alive in us!

    My personal journey to greater union with Him depends on my pondering how He loves me personally. The more I realize how He loves me, the more I realize how He loves you. I am one in Him. You are one in Him. How can I not love you if you are this close to Him?

    To love you, my brothers, I must busy myself about developing my personal love affair with God. The more I love Him, the more I love you. You are His creation, His child, His precious one, His beloved. I must see myself as His creation, His child, His precious one, His beloved.

    I must ponder this love poured out for me. This is the key to my loving. God first loved us and sent His only Son that we might have life. From His love given to me, I can love Him and you, but I must first realize and know His love. He first loved us! Open my heart, Lord, to know Your love for me so I can love You and others as You call me to.

    Mary, guide me to know the love of your Son. Spirit open my heart. Father, help me to see the love You pour out to me. Jesus, Jesus, my precious love, open my heart to the immense love of God and let me feel this love poured out in such abundance so I can love You more fully and love my brothers as You want me to....




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