Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

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

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

October 4, 2002

October 5th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for October 5th is Sorrowful.


Prayer Meetings: October 5, 2002 Clearwater, Florida - 6:20 click on

                               Tom's Farm October 13, 2002 -
                                                           12:00 click on

October 4, 2002

Messenger:            Today Our Lord told me to go to Church at the
                                    hospital that we went to the day Fr. Carter
                                    died, December 18, 2000.

                                Our Lord told me to get to Michigan on December 18, 2000
                                    as soon as possible, everybody seemed to
                                    deter me from getting there.

                                I felt as if I was tied and not able to move
                                    Fr. Carter was in Michigan, I was in Florida
                                    we had the 17th anniversary celebration in Florida
                                    and I knew at 3:00 AM on December 18th that
                                    Fr. Carter would die.

                                    He was there and Our Lord said to get
                                        up there right away.

                                    I tried to make the connection to get

                                    John & I decided to go together.

                                    When John and I got to Michigan we got
                                        a call at the exact time the Shepherds
                                        of Christ 6:20 prayers were ending.

                                    Fr. Carter's sister called and said
                                        Fr. Carter just died.

                                We heard him deliver the Shepherds of
                                    Christ prayers on the tape in the
                                    car as we tried to find Columbiere
                                    in Michigan and then his sister
                                    called and said Father died.






October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            I called the priest who helps us crying and
                                    he said ask them to keep the body
                                    until you get there.

                                Well we were lost and when we finally
                                    got there, they told us they had to
                                    take the body.

                                I know the timing was perfect because
                                    Jesus was with us in a very strong

                                Father went up there on December 14, 2000


December 14, 2002
4 days before Father Carter died


December 14, 2002


December 14, 2002


December 14, 2002


October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            I guess Father Carter knew on December 14, 2000
                                    he wouldn't see us again.



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            He was at Columbiere just that long—
                                    the evening of December 14, 2000 - December 18, 2000

                                Then when John & I got there they told us
                                    we could go to his room.

                                The door was closed and on the door was the
                                    St. Francis crucifix.

                                This moment is engraved in my heart.

                                    And the crucifix is so special to me.

                                    Instead of being with Father on his
                                        death bed—

                                    It was like the empty tomb and

                                        what is vividly imprinted in my
                                        heart - the vision of the St. Francis
                                        crucifix, I never had paid attention
                                        to before.

                                    It was very small about 3 inches.

                                On his door in that short amount of time
                                    he had put this little crucifix.

                                It looked like this.



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            I scanned this from the one I found
                                    when I got home in his belongings
                                    the same size, identical.

                               When I got to his door—the tomb was
                                    empty and I was shown this
                                    crucifix, the St. Francis Crucifix—
                                    St. Francis' mission was to help
                                    rebuild the Church—

                                It was as if God said to me and John—
                                    "This is your mission now

                                I am taking Fr. Carter to heaven and
                                    asking you to continue Fr. Carter's
                                    mission to help renew the Church
                                    and the world."

                                When I got home I found this little identical
                                    crucifix in Fr. Carter's things.

                                I can hear Fr. Carter say
                                    Rita, "I am not going to be around
                                            forever, you and John are
                                            going to have to run the Movement."

                                    I cry to write this, but from this time,
                                        this crucifix of St. Francis is so
                                        dear to me.

                                    I feel this was the message Jesus gave
                                        to us.

                                Today Our Lord sent me to this hospital
                                    for Mass to where a holy Franciscan
                                    priest celebrated Mass. He was the
                                    same priest who said Mass the day
                                    Father died. John and I went to
                                    Mass here when we stopped in
                                    Cincinnati on our way to Michigan.

                                He held up the Franciscan crucifix.

                                I want to account what happened in the
                                    room with John and me after we saw
                                    the crucifix.


Excerpt from December 18, 2000

Messenger:   John and I now sit in Father's room in Colombiere, where he died. We just missed his body, which had been taken away. 

    We loved to see his room and were heart broken we missed our
beloved priest who passed away at 7:10 p.m. 

    Emily called, and John and I and Emily, on the phone, prayed the
Chaplet of Mercy. John and I were at his bed, John knelt by
the bed and I sat on the bed and we prayed. I felt his very strong
presence with us. It was sometime shortly after 9:00 p.m. when we

    John looked at the clock in Father's room and it said 7:09, one
minute before he died. 

    At one point when I was in the room when we first
got there, I heard all this noise in the clock and I said to myself "What is wrong with that clock?"
I did not look at it. Then we prayed the Divine Mercy
a second time which ended shortly after nine. The second time
we prayed, Emily prayed with us on the phone. That is when John looked at the clock and it
said 7:09. But actually it was a little after 9 p.m. The clock continued to operate normally with the earlier time.


    I see his little Pooh bear here we gave him. He said
he always "goes with the flow like Winnie the Pooh." I see
his scapular and his apostle pendant he wore around
his neck that turned from gold to silver and his apostle rosary,
that he always prayed on.


    There are beautiful roses we sent him and a big card
Melanie made with lots of signatures. Father Carter loved
so many, so deeply.


    I call to mind a line from the Sound of Music, it goes
something like "How do you hold a moon-beam in your
hand?" He died at 7:10 p.m. about the time a lot of people are
ending or still praying the 6:20 prayers. I know our Lord wanted
him to die then.

    Jesus died on the cross and many of his apostles were not with
him. Everyone had every reason why I should not go here to Colombiere and I knew Jesus wanted us here. John and I are still in his room. I feel him
with us in a special way.

    Last night at 3:00 a.m,. when our Lord gave me the message, I could see
the glories of heaven and how hard it is here and I thought "why
would I want Father to stay if God wants to give him his reward."

end of excerpt from December 18, 2000


October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            I do pray so fervently to St. Francis today
                                    to help us to do what Jesus told 
                                    Fr. Carter to do.

Jesus speaks:         My dear people,

                                    Today I give you this message.

                                    On Friday, I want to be especially
                                        honored as the Sacred Heart.
                                        I ask you to pray on Friday
                                        between the hours of 12:00 & 3:00.

                                    I ask that the picture of the crucifixion
                                        appear here



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            Fr. Carter posed for this picture
                                    his friend painted of Jesus
                                    on the cross.

                                Look at all the people under the



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            Look at the heart Jesus asked

                            we put in the Apostles Manual

                        December 6, 1996.


Excerpt from December 6, 1996

  Jesus:  I am calling you as a family. You will be joined in one heart, acting as My Heart beating in this world. All the apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement are joined in one Heart.

R. The core leaders will contact the coordinators. The coordinators will contact the individual apostles. All are apostles with a job directed by Jesus to do.

end of excerpt from December 6, 1996


October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:            This was right before Mary appeared
                                   on the building.

                        Jesus told me to put my name in
                            the heart with Fr. Carter.

                         Now I see how important that was—

                         Fr. Carter Founder, messenger, is gone
                             I as a messenger remain.

                         First it was Fr. Carter, John and I



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:                  then it became
                                    John and Me and Emily

                                        and another very holy
                                        priest who helps us.



October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:              A network of people spreading the love of

                                     the beating Heart of Jesus.



October 4, 2002 message continues

Jesus speaks:         My people, I beg you to circulate the

                                    pictures of My Sacred Heart and

                                    the Immaculate Heart of My Mother.

Messenger:             Here are the images Jesus has asked us
                                    specifically to circulate




October 4, 2002 message continues

Jesus speaks:         I desire that you make all the effort
                                    you can to get these images in
                                    people's houses.

                                My building is the building of the
                                    Two Hearts. I am
                                    Jesus, I want these images
                                    circulated from this building.

                                I desire My Blue Books to be printed.

                                    You can sell these books, it will
                                     help you with the funds.

                                I ask if anyone can help to get the Blue Books Printed?




Mary speaks:          On the 85th anniversary of my
                                    apparition at Fatima, October 13, 1917,
                                    I ask you to help me.

                                I ask that you put pictures of the
                                    Sacred Heart and Immaculate
                                    Heart in your homes.




Mary speaks:          I ask for little crucifixes like the
                                    big crucifix in Florida
                                    be made available.

                                I ask that they will be distributed
                                    at Our store in Florida.

                                I ask that all merchandise that
                                    can be labeled with a gold
                                    label that says from the
                                    building Treasures from the 
                                    Hearts of Jesus and Mary—
                                    label of the store in Florida—
                                    also the Shepherds of Christ label.

                                I ask this new gold label carry the
                                    Internet broadcast and
                                    picture information when it
                                    becomes available.

                                I wish this new information be included
                                    with all new address information.

Jesus speaks:          I want all homes and places to have a
                                    picture of My Sacred Heart.

                                You do not know the importance of
                                    the crucifix in homes.

                                I want statues and Our Images
                                    in homes.

                                Having these pictures in the homes
                                    will make a difference.

                                It is important to your children.

                                Have red t-shirts with the Sacred Heart
                                    on Fr. Carter's ordination card on it.
                                Have these shirts for the little ones to wear.

                                Tell the children of the world Mary is
                                    their Mother.

                                I am Jesus.

                                I want My image to be placed in all homes.
                                I want pictures of My Sacred Heart in the homes.

                                I love you so very much.

                                I am Jesus, your King.

                                I am Jesus, the Sacred Heart



October 4, 2002 message continues

Jesus speaks:         I want the little ones to carry My picture.

                               I will protect your little ones in a special way,
                                    if you ask Me and display images of My
                                    Sacred Heart.

                                Have the little images on the heart area
                                    of the shirt so My image will be
                                    close to their heart.

                                You can carry Sacred Heart badges.

Messenger:            I am very aware of Jesus with me.

                                The pictures help me to feel His
                                    presence with me.

                                I cannot imagine what it would
                                    be like without pictures of
                                    Jesus and Mary in my home.

                                I am always aware of His presence.
                                    The pictures are very important to
                                    me, I like to look at them and
                                    think of Jesus.

Jesus speaks:        I bless those homes in a special
                                    way that display pictures of
                                    My Sacred Heart and honor Me.



To:              Shepherds of Christ
Sent:            Friday, October 04, 2002 10:43 AM
Subject:       small healing to share

I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in LOVE!!!

I just wanted to share a healing with you that occurred during the 5:20 prayers (hook-up) Sept. 5th. Rachel, my youngest had been running a 103.5 fever for two days and right in the middle of the hook-up, she came in and sat on my lap and I noticed her temp was normal where it had been high at 5:30. I knew right away it was from the prayer service and the fever never returned.
Thank You Jesus and Mary!

I just thought to share in case SofC was making notes.

All My Love,


October 4, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Rachael has a special connection to the
                                Shepherds of Christ. She is one of
                                the children in the picture.




September 5, 2002


September 5, 2002


Excerpt from September 9, 2002

Messenger:        My legs have hurt me so bad since
                                June 20, 2002.

                            I was told to go to New York with Emily
                                and Doris June 20, 2002 for only the

                            Jesus told me June 19, 2002 to go up
                                there on June 20, 2002, look at
                                where the buildings were and
                                come back....

                            We left early and as soon as we got to
                                the airport my legs began to hurt,
                                especially my right leg, the
                                knees, it is a long story.

                            For the past months, most nights I
                                couldn't sleep and it has
                                been a struggle and painful...

                          (On September 5, 2002)
                             I prayed really hard at the rosary for my
                                legs. I felt the rain was helping
                                to wash away my leg problem
                                as it came down on us and I
                                saw the beautiful window
                                before me.

                            It was more brilliantly blue than I
                                ever saw.

                            The gold was like a red-golden fire
                                and the whole next day my day was
                                spent in such joy having seen her,

                            but the good thing is, I feel healing
                                in my legs from the 5th.

                            I prayed to Mary to intercede for healing
                                for my leg problem.

                            end of excerpt from September 9, 2002


From September 5, 2002
during the special prayer service
in Clearwater, Florida
during the 6:20 prayers.

The images looked exactly like this.

This was taken without a flash.


There have been physical healings
on the 5ths and at other times.

Please come on October 5, 2002
special prayer service at 6:20pm.

Rita Ring will be there to
lead the rosary.

The prayers and the rosary will be broadcast
to the centers and sub-centers.


September 28, 2002

Mary speaks:

I ask you to come to my image site
on the 5th of October.


Excerpt from September 17, 2002

                                I wish the store to carry the Christmas
                                    materials immediately, coloring
                                    books, Blue Books, Spanish Coloring

                                I wish image rosaries be made available in
                                    the store and on Tom's farm.

                                These must also be ordered, it takes
                                    months for their delivery, the requirement
                                    has been made the materials are covered
                                    before the order.

                                I ask you to have Christmas presents that
                                    reflect Mary's image.

                                What a gift I give to the earth, you
                                    should tell people about this especially at

end of excerpt from September 17, 2002




Excerpt from October 17, 2002


                Jesus told me that Spelt was good for me
                    and He told me to take it.
                I have taken it since about June 1997.
                It is a very good grain. I get it from 
                Kraft Specialties, Cincinnati, Ohio.
                I thank God for this great food.

                I take it every day as Our Lord told me
                I mix the granules in boiling water
                    and let it sit a little while then
                    I drink it. It has helped me very
                    much to feel good.

end of excerpt from October 17, 2002





Jesus is calling all Apostles
of the Good Shepherd
to renew their commitment
at Tom's Farm
October 13, 2002.

Tom's Farm is by Florence, Kentucky
not too far from Cincinnati.


Others who are interested
in becoming Apostles
of the Good Shepherd in the 
Shepherds of Christ Movement
are asked to call Morrow, Ohio


There will be two Masses
in Cincinnati on October 13, 2002
at churches in Cincinnati
where many Shepherds of Christ
will go to both Sunday Masses.
Please call Morrow.
Masses will be at 9am
and 10am.



Please pray for the Cardinal
Our Lord has asked us to pray for.


We desperately need funds.


We need funds desperately.

We need funds to send out
the retired Bishop's mailing.

Please pray for the Cardinal
Our Lord has asked us to pray for.



It is difficult for us every month to make the
Virgin Mary payment.

We cannot keep the store stocked
because of the shortage of money.

Our Lord has asked us to stock the store
for Christmas.

He has asked all to come and buy
Christmas presents from the store.

Can you help us in any way?


Credit card donations accepted.

  Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152


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