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October 26, 2007
Men are mere creatures — God
gives them dignity — God gives
them baptism to share in His life
and His loving and knowing capacity.
How could a man compare
with God who is Divine —
and yet we are created in His
image and likeness and we are given
this special sharing in His life in
baptism — The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
dwell within my graced soul.
Oh God - my beloved - the
vision You have imparted to me and
what I know from Mary's visits
about our mission and reaching souls
is hidden in the very depth of
my soul — the reality of heaven and
hell and how we must believe
what we do with His might can
make such a difference.
It is not for our selfish gain we
act, but for Your honor and glory and for
the sake of souls.
Pressure comes from satan
wanting us to focus on worldly pursuits
when we are here for this very short time —
Our relationship is so important with
you the invisible God.
Colossians 1: 15-20
He is the image of the unseen God, the first–born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers—all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the Beginning, the first–born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.
Oh that my soul could sing of the
greatness of the Lord —
sing and cry out about this Word
given in this scripture —
It is in me, like a two-edged sword —
Hebrews 4: 12-13
The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts more incisively than any two–edged sword: it can seek out the place where soul is divided from spirit, or joints from marrow; it can pass judgement on secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing is hidden from him; everything is uncovered and stretched fully open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.
Oh God Your Word is my delight —
Your Eucharist and Your Word
the Bread of life
Oh God hear me
Oh Giant coastlands
Why do men gape at such
When God is revealing to us such
secrets about Himself —
Oh listen men —
Go to the sacraments —
Seek to be filled so from
the fountain of His life
Saturated with His grace
Living so deeply IN Him
Oh giant coastlands —
the surface of the water
divides the water from
It seems to me and yet beneath
the water is the beauty of that
sea world —
LIFE so hidden — some go to
death without their eyes
ever seeing it
Oh, but I saw a movie and I saw
the beauty and I saw the life
under the sea from a diver
so good in his art and I see
what I cannot describe and
I want all to know what
they may never see before they
This is my grasp on heaven, eternity
Mary's visits to know in
me secrets — not written as
they revealed this depth into the
hidden mystery and my talking
about it is squelched life
one with a plague —
Why did Mary appear at Fatima
to reveal these truths that
are being over looked by
men — some on the way
to everlasting doom
she even showed little children
a vision of hell
What is locked in me — many do not
want to know so they can
ignore the truth of heaven and
how temporary this life is and
how the soul lives forever —
Under the sea is a world that is
unknown to many, but to
one seeing this movie —
they would be in awe —
Oh God — what you have revealed
is not hidden any longer,
but that men will not
listen because they want
to stay blind — because of
pride — know it all —
I am a messenger
I deliver a message for the world —
Help me do as God has asked —
In Him all things are possible
He created the earth
And all who dwell in it
He made the earth and the sea
And many will never know for
they do not listen —
I bring you a message of hope —
A message of the mighty medicine
A message of the medicine of immortality
The streets of heaven are paved in gold —
this is one of many myths —
gold is not the gold one sees with eyes,
but the gift to know
that gold is precious and
so is insight into the vision of God —
but it is in knowing —
Not really seen with our eyes —
For our body will die and
the soul go somewhere and
Then on that glorious day when the soul
is re-united to a glorified body
1 Corinthians 15: 20-58
In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
Otherwise, what are people up to who have themselves baptised on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, what is the point of being baptised on their behalf? And what about us? Why should we endanger ourselves every hour of our lives? I swear by the pride that I take in you, in Christ Jesus our Lord, that I face death every day. If I fought wild animals at Ephesus in a purely human perspective, what had I to gain by it? If the dead are not going to be raised, then Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall be dead. So do not let anyone lead you astray, ‘Bad company corrupts good ways.’ Wake up from your stupor as you should and leave sin alone; some of you have no understanding of God; I tell you this to instil some shame in you.
Someone may ask: How are dead people raised, and what sort of body do they have when they come? How foolish! What you sow must die before it is given new life; and what you sow is not the body that is to be, but only a bare grain, of wheat I dare say, or some other kind; it is God who gives it the sort of body that he has chosen for it, and for each kind of seed its own kind of body.
Not all flesh is the same flesh: there is human flesh; animals have another kind of flesh, birds another and fish yet another. Then there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; the heavenly have a splendour of their own, and the earthly a different splendour. The sun has its own splendour, the moon another splendour, and the stars yet another splendour; and the stars differ among themselves in splendour. It is the same too with the resurrection of the dead: what is sown is perishable, but what is raised is imperishable; what is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; what is sown is weak, but what is raised is powerful; what is sown is a natural body, and what is raised is a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is a spiritual body too. So the first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; and the last Adam has become a life–giving spirit. But first came the natural body, not the spiritual one; that came only afterwards. The first man, being made of earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. The earthly man is the pattern for earthly people, the heavenly man for heavenly ones. And as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so we shall bear the likeness of the heavenly one.
What I am saying, brothers, is that mere human nature cannot inherit the kingdom of God: what is perishable cannot inherit what is imperishable. Now I am going to tell you a mystery: we are not all going to fall asleep, but we are all going to be changed, instantly, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet is going to sound, and then the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed, because this perishable nature of ours must put on imperishability, this mortal nature must put on immortality.
And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin comes from the Law. Thank God, then, for giving us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So, my dear brothers, keep firm and immovable, always abounding in energy for the Lord’s work, being sure that in the Lord none of your labours is wasted.
... Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven ...
The soul is immortal
The soul is without material parts
The soul lives forever
No one can shoot my soul
They can kill my body, but not my soul.
I want to ponder the depth and breath of
knowing God —
whatever I know — I know more
what I find is relationship
delving into the depths of a mystery
to see what I learn can
be learned more deeply.
My soul craves knowledge of God —
My soul craves to be with God for
all eternity —
I long to serve and love my God here
below, but the depth to which
I love and know God in my
soul - knows no bounds —
The more I know I don't know
the more I know of heaven
and it's endlessness
Our minds see with this
limited vision and yet we know
we never reach an end when
pondering the mystery of God —
The fact I know this endlessness in
my knowledge and love gives me
a tasting of infinitude —
life without end —
God gives us the gift to delve into
the mystery of His love —
the mystery of the Trinity
the mystery of Jesus truly present
in the Eucharist
Mystery, Mystery for our hungry
soul seeking knowledge and
deeper love of God
And yet we have been blinded
because of our wounded human
nature — we are tempted
to follow our inclinations by petty
jealousies, pride, anger, lust —
reaching for darkness, unattractiveness
light and beauty are before us.
What is beauty?
Is it not God?
Is it not this knowledge of Our Father —
In pondering the soul and
life in Him in baptism —
we see the spirit
we see how our soul can be
saturated with His grace and
we know deeper life in Him —
Would it not seem so feasible in our
brain that knows so little and
yet we desire to know so much —
would it not seem that
in pondering even the mystery of
the soul, we can understand
a little about God as Spirit.
I have a spiritual soul
Who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
I seek to understand
more and more this knowledge of
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.
To me there is always that mystery —
There is always the seeking —
There is always that wanting to know
more about God
and God has given to me this means
of reaching eternal salvation —
beauty surrounds us —
His love for me
Jesus truly present in the Eucharist —
The gift of the priest
The gift of the Church
The gift of Mary, the sinless human creature —
God's love for us is so "big"
as my son at an early age said once —
He gives us our minds and through baptism
a sharing in His life — a sharing
in His knowing and loving capacity
To me the devil has tried to distract —
stuff — do all he can to stop
men from really seeing as God
wants them to see and share the
infinitude of the mystery
I know not much, but I know
relationship with God more and more, but
He acts on my soul, He is the
initiator, I am the soul ready and
waiting for Him to act on me.
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.
Oh God — I do not want to leave Your
Eucharistic presence, it is my delight, men would
have to tear me away from Your Eucharistic
presence. I know how Jesus is truly
present in His Divinity and humanity in
God dwells in me in a special
way because of my graced baptized soul.
This is not the same as the Eucharistic presence
where He is present in His Divinity and humanity.
I know God more and more as He lives in me
in my graced baptized soul — the Holy Spirit counsels
me — gives me greater vision, expels blindness,
saturates my soul with His grace —
filling me more and more with this awareness
of God's vision — a step I long to
possess in eternity — the beatific
vision. That which is unreachable
for me here below will be
attainable in the life hereafter
in heaven — I long for knowledge and
heaven and to be possessed by God,
but I too am weak and in striving
to build His Kingdom, must deal
with my tainted human nature and
the tainted human nature of others.
Look at it this way — I can go to
confession and it is like being on an
island with a mote and surrounding me
are snakes and I must get off
the island to do the work of the
King and spreading the truth about
His Kingdom. God is my shield and
as I live to serve Him — as I go
to the sacraments, especially the
Eucharist I am saturated more
with His grace —
As in the Blue Books I know
from going to the Eucharist and sitting
before God in adoration I do not get
caught up in the muck. I am
walking on water above the sea
holding the hand of Christ, Jesus.
So you say, Rita - you are silly and
I say, I know the gift more and more of
our precious pope and the Church and
the priests and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and
when the world bases more and more of
things on a sinking ship —
God calls us in the Shepherds of Christ to send
encouragement through the Newsletter —
to pray the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ giving
ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary in consecration and drinking
from the fountain of God's grace from
the Church — receiving the sacraments —
Once upon a time a little boat was
out at sea and it rocked and rocked in
a vicious storm. The earth can
be shaken and yet the Power of God
is never shaken.
God gave us our precious Church —
in the time of struggle all over the
world as we see today — God sent
Mary at Fatima — the Queen of Peace —
to tell us about Devotion to her Heart
and Jesus' Heart — When we did not obey
Mary's requests there was World War II
as she predicted.
At the end of the century Jesus
asked Fr. Carter to begin the Priestly
Newsletter with the strong message of
the voice of the Good Shepherd in
the writings of the pope, the Word of
God, the Wisdom of the Saints and
Prominent theologians — spreading
the devotion to the Sacred Heart and
the Eucharist and having a network
of holy people - consecrated to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary and going
frequently to the Eucharist — praying
so deeply for the priests, the Church
and the world.
God is almighty
No boat can fall when God is
at the helm —
The waters may be wavy, but
underneath is the beauty of a sweet
Nothing can shake the very
roots of the Church when it
sails the troubled seas.
Consecration to the pure and holy
Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the new Adam
and the new Eve is vital.
This is God's plan at the end of
the Century — Mary warned at Fatima
of World War II and there was — but God
is outpouring His grace for this
Movement and we need your heartfelt
prayer and your support to do it.
Our soul has no material parts.
Man is composed of body and soul —
The more the world focuses on the
The more we keep the focus in
Shepherds of Christ on this hidden mystery —
God intends us to be with
Him in heaven,
Our immortal soul never
We must fight this fight to
help spread the Movement
as Jesus asked Fr. Carter —
The soul will live forever.
Sing: Be Not Afraid
Isaiah 25: 6-9
On this mountain, for all peoples,
Yahweh Sabaoth is preparing
On this mountain, he has destroyed
the veil which used to veil all peoples,
the pall enveloping all nations;
he has destroyed death for ever.
Lord Yahweh has wiped away the tears
from every cheek;
he has taken his people’s shame away
everywhere on earth,
for Yahweh has spoken.
And on that day, it will be said,
‘Look, this is our God,
in him we put our hope
that he should save us,
John 14: 1-6
Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You trust in God, trust also in me.
In my Father’s house
there are many places to live in;
otherwise I would have told you.
I am going now to prepare a place for you,
and after I have gone
and prepared you a place,
I shall return to take you to myself,
so that you may be with me
where I am.
You know the way
to the place where I am going.
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:
I am the Way; I am Truth and Life.
No one can come to the Father
except through me.
Young and old people die.
We are born
And we will die.
We make our way the best we
We make our way through life —
We have this time —
God put us here
Our bodies are mortal
Our souls immortal.
God puts us here when He wants
God takes us and
Our soul goes on.
Our soul is immortal.
Our body will die.
Our soul will be reunited to a glorified body. Wow!
Genesis 3: 19
...For dust you are
and to dust you shall return.
At a funeral we must face
that a man dies.
We leave this world
Our soul moves on
Our soul is immortal
Our body dies
And one day our glorified body
will be reunited with our soul.
Our hearts and minds thirst
for our home in heaven.
We were created for heaven.
Our goal is God.
In that lies our happiness.
With every breath we take
we are a little closer
to our death.
We must focus on eternity —
See things as God sees things.
My journey here is to end
in heaven, I hope
Eternal life with God
In a life lived with this
goal I will have
joy in suffering.
Sing: Ave Maria
Mary our spiritual Mother
is here to help us
get to heaven
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Mary came at Fatima to tell the
world to go to her Immaculate Heart and
Jesus' Sacred Heart.
Oh Mary help us with this
Newsletter to reach the
children of this earth —
the Father's children
Mary help us for the love of
your children in the
Church and your beloved
priests — help us to
encourage and love and
pray for them and help
through this Newsletter to strengthen
them with our prayers and love —
Help us do what Jesus asked
Fr. Carter 13 years ago —
to spread the consecration
to Mary and Jesus
Help us for the troubled world —
Mary is the Queen of Peace
For the sake of souls
Jesus died for —
Help us —
Life that ends in heaven
is eternal joy.
Heaven is our real home—
Heaven goes on forever
We are happy for that day
when our loved ones
go to heaven.
Our job is quality life —
not how big is our house
not how big is our car etc.
Be a first class person
live to love
LOVE IS IT
Love goes on in heaven
The soul goes on hopefully to heaven —
heaven is our home
Our life is short here —
We should love Christmas
We should love Easter
We should celebrate and
The most perfect community is
3 Persons in One God
Love goes on
Life is too short —
Don't focus on the body and
forget the soul —
Help strengthen the Church
through this prayer in the
Shepherds of Christ and the Newsletter
Help us to pray for our beloved
Souls are at stake
We are commissioned in baptism
to spread the Good News —
to be loving —
loving God deeply and loving
our fellow men —
the souls Jesus died for
Sing: Danny Boy
Fr. Carter's favorite song
Being other focused is like
The devil wants us self-focused
We are to help others to get
We must focus on God
(the vision of God for man)
The mystery for me is that I can
not say what I really know —
What I speak of is ineffable
much of what is in me hidden
the story of my soul
the story of my relationship with God
the story of what I know
God unites our hearts in unspoken love —
the ultimate mystery is God — we are to be
seekers of God's mystery of love
Therefore is it not surprising Mary told us to
venerate her heart and Jesus' Heart
The connection is in the hearts
the Hearts of purist love
In these letters God is unveiling
more and more the secret of
His love and the working of
satan in our lives —
We will have everlasting joy in heaven
Our focus must be God —
in that lies our happiness
Heaven is our true home
Help me do what Jesus and Mary
ask us to do.
Shepherds of Christ is a calling
It is a vocation
Mary is our model
Jesus is the Son of God
Please help us circulate this newsletter
Jesus asked Fr. Carter to pray for the priests,
the Church and the world
Philippians 1: 20
all in accordance with my most confident hope and trust that I shall never have to admit defeat, but with complete fearlessness I shall go on, so that now, as always, Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or my death.
October 13, 2007
Dear John Weickert,
I am in receipt of the two parcels that you sent me with over a 100 copies of the issues 3 and 4 of 'Shepherds of Christ' along with a prayer Manual. I am very grateful to you for the same and appreciate your kind gesture and generosity. I am giving it out to the diocesan Priests and Pastors who will be gathering from 16-18th of October at ________ for their biennial convention and to my fellow priests in the diocese of __________.
Recently I received a copy of "Medicine of Immortality", by John Pasquini, a beautiful prayer book for meditation before the Eucharist. I shall be happy if you could send me extra copies of the same for distribution among my fellow Priests in the Diocese. I found it very helpful while spending time before the Lord in the chapel for adoration.
I do appreciate your gift and I shall announce to the Priests who will gather for the convention, as I am the President of the diocesan Priests of _________, comprising 15 Dioceses, with about 500 diocesan priests.
May God bless you and all the others with you who are involved in this beautiful ministry of inspiring and motivating fellow priests, who are in a position to enliven the faith of the people if they themselves are filled with the Spirit and love of the Lord.
Looking forward to hearing from you again,
Yours in the ministry of the Shepherds of Christ,
3 October 2007
Dear Mr. Weickert:
Greetings in Christ!
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 19 August 2007 and to thank you for the prayer manual, newsletter and the book by Fr. Pasquini, Medicine of Immortality.
In solidarity and peace, I remain
Archbishop of _______
26th September 2007
Dear John Weickert
Greetings from Bishop ________
I received your letter dated August 19, 2007 only on September 20, 2007 along with Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual and a booklet "Medicine of Immortality" by Fr. John Pasquini. It is indeed a very inspirational booklet for those who read it. I want congratulate and thank sincerely to Fr. John J. Pasquini for his hard work in bringing out such a valuable spiritual book for priests. I would like to place an order of 100 copies of this booklet for my diocesan and religious priests of the diocese.
Thank you once again,
Yours sincerely in Christ
Dear Mission Friends,
Greetings from ______ Diocese.
Thank you so much for the nice book on the Holy Eucharist and for the additional literature.
... I go on reading the book ...... so useful indeed .....
Other priest also will be able to read it later when it finds its place in the common library...
Similar books are welcome, please.
Thanking you and hoping to be in contact with you.
October 10, 2007
Dear Mr. John Weickert
With pleasure, I acknowledge receipt of the latest book by Fr. John Pasquini "Medicine of Immortality".
Thanks for your kind attention. May God reward the generous work of those who have dedicated their lives to the Shepherds of Christ Ministries.
With my fraternal blessing,
Servant and Friend
October 1, 2007
Dear John Weickert,
Thank you again for your package that accompanied your letter of August 19, 2007 with the book: Medicine of Immortality by Fr. John J. Pasquini, the Prayer Manual, and the Priestly Newsletter. I will send these copies to the Clergy Library of ________.
Congratulations and thank you so much!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
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