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We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

October 30, 2001

October 31st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period 1.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for October 31st is Sorrowful.


The Nursing Home #3 video is now on the internet.

It is so beautiful and the sound is excellent!



        There will be a rosary in Sidney, Ohio 
                on October 30, 2001 at 6:20pm
                We will use the tape of Father Carter
                    and show the Mass video.

        There will be a rosary in Clearwater, Florida
                on November 5, 2001 at 6:20pm

         These rosaries will be broadcast to different locations, 
                call for details. Great grace can be released 
                when we pray as a body.



From Today's Mass

Romans 8: 18-27

Glory as our destiny

In my estimation, all that we suffer in the present time is nothing in comparison with the glory which is destined to be disclosed for us, for the whole creation is waiting with eagerness for the children of God to be revealed. It was not for its own purposes that creation had frustration imposed on it, but for the purposes of him who imposed it—with the intention that the whole creation itself might be freed from its slavery to corruption and brought into the same glorious freedom as the children of God. We are well aware that the whole creation, until this time, has been groaning in labour pains. And not only that: we too, who have the first–fruits of the Spirit, even we are groaning inside ourselves, waiting with eagerness for our bodies to be set free. In hope, we already have salvation; in hope, not visibly present, or we should not be hoping—nobody goes on hoping for something which is already visible. But having this hope for what we cannot yet see, we are able to wait for it with persevering confidence. 

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



PSALM 128 (V 127)

Blessing on the faithful

Song of Ascents

How blessed are all who fear Yahweh, 
    who walk in his ways! 

Your own labours will yield you a living, 
    happy and prosperous will you be. 
Your wife a fruitful vine 
    in the inner places of your house. 
Your children round your table 
    like shoots of an olive tree. 

Such are the blessings that fall 
    on those who fear Yahweh. 
May Yahweh bless you from Zion! 
May you see Jerusalem prosper 
    all the days of your life,



Luke 13: 18-21

Parable of the mustard seed

He went on to say, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’

Parable of the yeast

Again he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’



Excerpt from the Priestly Newsletter 1999 - Issue 5

Various Thoughts


21. St. John of the Cross, "Sayings of Light and Love", 
        The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross

        translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and 
        Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D., Doubleday and Co., No. 70.

end of excerpt from Newsletter 1999 - Issue 5



October 30, 2001 message

Jesus speaks:     What is healing?  
                            Many times healing cannot take place because
                                of a block in the individual.
                            Any over desire to control every situation
                                leads to enormous anxiety.
                            I have asked for communities of lay men
                                and women called servants and handmaids.
                            In these communities the servants and
                                handmaids are very committed to
                                their calling as My special spouse.
                            Many times people try to control every
                                situation using excuses to block
                                the work I want accomplished.
                            Rather than seeing the overall picture,
                                they see themselves as the measuring stick
                                and try to mold the Movement around their needs.

                            In an alcoholic or dysfunctional home there
                                is the alcoholic or one who is in control,
                                the other person, usually the spouse
                                of the alcoholic tries to control everyone
                                else as to not interfere with the alcoholic's
                            This dysfunctional home is sick.
                            In a home that is healthy, there is love,
                                there is structure, the parents are
                                respected as the authority, they are
                            In religious orders there is one put in
                            Now I write to you, about the purpose of My 
                                Movement. It is to help renew the
                                Church and the world.
                            I give messages how I desire My Centers
                                to operate.
                            The main focus of the Movement is the
                                Priestly Newsletter.
                            The main function of each person is
                                to serve the Movement to help to
                                bring renewal to the Church and the world.

                            Many times people try to mold everything
                                around their own needs.

                            I have called you.

                            Healing will not take place in a soul that
                                sees everything from behind their
                                own eyes and fails to see themselves
                                as part of a unit.

                            You are Shepherds of Christ.
                            I have called you to lead the strayed ones
                                home to Me.

                            My Mother appearing on the building is a sign
                                I have given to tell you
                                that this is a most serious matter.
                            So your health is an issue, but you
                                work toward the goal of the Movement
                                as you are able.
                            If you are ill and cannot participate
                                your role may be that of prayer.
                                Invalids are incapacitated.
                                A person, like Fr. Carter, had to halt
                                his activities, he no longer could
                                go to China, he was dying.

                            There is a difference between sickness
                                and willfulness.
                            There is a difference between harmony
                                and lack of harmony.
                            I am not calling people to take off and quit. The devil
                                can tempt someone to think they should do this.
                            The person rooted in God's will always sees
                                the overall plan.

                            The person that is "off" becomes so focused on
                                their own program and having control
                                they cannot bend to allow others
                                to come in.

                            I am giving these directions for My
                                Members in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

                            There must be structure in the Movement.
                                I operate in structure.
                            One person cannot pull the whole Movement
                                their way.

                            You are willful when you come to a 
                                community and expect to mold
                                the community around you.

                            I have a plan.

                            I can move mountains.

                            Only Apostles can live in the designated

                            An Apostle is one who attends daily Mass
                                and spends one hour in front of
                                the tabernacle, who lives the Shepherd of Christ way
                                of life, praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

                           My plan has been given for My communities.

                            There is hourly prayer at the Centers during
                                the waking hours.

                            Those who can unite, apostles and associates
                                are encouraged to do so whenever
                                possible, therefore there is a constant
                                flow of prayer all through the day.
                                If you can only stop for a few seconds on the hour,
                                know that others are praying and 
                                your prayer united as a body,
                                united to the Mass is most powerful.

                            For the sub-centers:

                                I want people that feel connected,
                                that want to unite in an effort
                                to help bring down grace for the 
                                priests, the Church and the world
                                by their frequent prayer.

                           You know in belonging to the sub-center
                                you are united to a bigger group of
                                people, praying united to each other.
                           You pray united to the Mass.
                                You are one in this mission as Shepherds
                                 of Christ.

                            I talk to all the different levels of

                            You can be an associate and pray
                                when you can.



Excerpt from the Main Shepherds of Christ Page

There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.

Excerpt from the Apostle's Manual

   A primary purpose of the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates is to pray for all priests throughout the world in all their needs. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for members of the chapters. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. Prayer for the acquisition of monetary funds to publish the letter is also in order. The chapters are to meet on a regular basis, with the members of each chapter to determine the exact frequency of meetings. All chapters are encouraged to meet on a weekly basis. If for various other reasons certain chapters cannot meet weekly, they should meet at least once a month.

end of excerpts about Associates



October 30, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks:     Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart spend
                                two hours weekly praying for the
                                priests, the Church and the world,
                                specifically for these intentions.

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

                            The Shepherds of Christ prayers are prayed before the

                            Prayer Apostles are very important.
                                They may be invalids, shut-ins,
                                elderly, whoever...people who
                                are able to give their lives deeply
                                to My Movement praying for the
                                Movement and/or offering their sufferings
                                for the Movement - offering what you do
                                to God as a sacrifice for special grace
                                for the Movement, the priests, the
                                Church and the world.

                            The Servants, Handmaids, and Lay Apostles
                                have a deep calling to the Movement.
                                They restrict their involvement with
                                other things and focus totally
                                on the Shepherds of Christ Movement.
                                They may live in communities,
                                they may live at home, they
                                see God has called them in a 
                                deeper way to serve the needs of
                                the Church and the world by
                                dedicating their activities in as
                                much as they are able with
                                other responsibilities to family,
                                work etc. to the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

                            I gave your founder Fr. Carter this vision from
                                the beginning.
                            The Movement majorly depends on this
                                body of people to function
                                and do the work designed by Me.

                            Many times people do not answer their call
                                because of fear.
                            In the mean-time a tremendous amount
                                of work is blocked because they
                                are partially committed when I call
                                them so strongly in their heart.

                            The devil is very strong.
                            You are soldiers in My army fighting against
                                the terrors in the world through

                            Your role is to help in what ever capacity
                                you believe God is calling you to
                                serve My Movement Shepherds of 

                            It may be in prayer, it may be a deeper
                                commitment as an apostle, servant
                                or handmaid.

                            There are no vows taken, but I want you
                                to try to live your commitment as
                                strongly as you can trying to do
                                God's will. A mother is a mother, she
                                must do what she must do as a mother.

                         Apostles, Servants and Handmaids that
                            are able are expected to spend an
                            hour before the tabernacle and 
                            attend daily Mass.

                        Your main intention as Shepherds of Christ apostles,
                            servants and handmaids is to
                            pray for the Movement, the Church
                            and the world.

                        I want this deep connection with each
                            other as intercessors as you
                            go about your daily activities
                            and offer them up as a
                            sacrifice in the morning offering.

                        Do not be afraid.
                        I am guarding you.

                        I will give great grace for deep healing
                            in your hearts.

                        Pray to the Holy Spirit to flood you with
                            His gifts.

                        Pray the Shepherds of Christ Prayers daily if you can,
                            they will help you.

                        Surrender to God's will.

                        It may be God's will for you to suffer from
                            a physical illness.

                            Whatever is God's will, pray for the 
                                grace to know it.

                            Pray for the grace to live according
                                to it.

                        I want future priests in My Movement.

                        I want the leading article from the
                            Shepherds of Christ Newsletter 1999 #1

                        This is available on tape as Fr. Carter
                            dramatically and heartfeltly reads



Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1999 - Issue 1

Chief Shepherd of the Flock


    I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. (Jn 10:11-151)

    Yes, the Good Shepherd has given His all for us. Through His life, His brutal and agonizing suffering and death on the cross, and His glorious resurrection, He has achieved new life for us. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, Jesus has provided His Church with priests who play a major role in the dispensing of this life which Jesus has come to give and to give most abundantly. There follow various thoughts on the priesthood.

end of excerpt from Newsletter 1999 - Issue 1



October 30, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks:  Please help Me get the Newsletter in the
                            hands of My beloved priests.

                        I went to Mass in western Cincinnati
                            and the priest gave the homily.

                        There was a priestly meeting in
                            the Cincinnati diocese so I
                            went with others to a church
                            in Northern, Kentucky.

                        The priest in Northern, Kentucky
                            had the same content as the 
                            priest in Cincinnati.

                        It was about Mother Theresa and
                            something she said.

                        The priests are giving homilies, sometimes

                        They read very many things.
                        To me it looked like there was some kind
                            of planner.

                        The odds are very slim they would both
                            say the same thing.

                        Jesus has given us this beautiful
                            Priestly Newsletter through the hands
                            of his priest Fr. Carter.

                        God the Father wants the Newsletter Book II
                            in the hands of His priests.

                        This is an excerpt from that book.
                        The article yesterday is an excerpt
                            from the Priestly Newsletter Book II.

                        Our Lord really wants this Priestly 
                            Newsletter Book II in the hands
                            of His beloved priests by Christmas. Can
                            anyone help us?

                        This is important to Jesus.



Excerpt from August 18, 2001 message 

Messenger:     ...We need to send the Priestly Newsletter Book II
                             to the priests of this earth.

                             This is God's plan. God the Father said
                                "The Priestly Newsletter Book II would
                                    help to change the face of the earth."

end of excerpt from August 18, 2001 message 



October 30, 2001 message continues

Messenger:    The number of priests are dwindling more and more

                        Jesus has given us this message to
                            pray these prayers for our

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October 30, 2001 message continues

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