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 5, 2004

October 6th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for October 6th are Sorrowful.


From Jesus: I desire all to come October 13, 2004
            to China, Indiana at 12 noon 
            to celebrate the 87th anniversary 
            of the last apparition at Fatima. 
            Mass will begin 12 noon China time.
            This will be an important day of prayer 
            for your world. I am calling all apostles, 
            servants and handmaids and members 
            of the Shepherds of Christ to come and 
            attend the Mass and prayers for peace 
            and unity.



Retreat begins at 6:20pm on October 11 
and goes to October 15.

There will be Mass every day.

Please pray for the success of this retreat.    



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May 1, 2000 - St. Joseph the Worker

Messenger: Mary is the most perfect handmaid, the servant of the Lord.

Joseph so pure, her beloved spouse, the servant of the Lord.

And we meditate on those Joyful Mysteries.

Today we are in tears for the love of our beloved St. Joseph.

Jesus speaks: I want the handmaids and servants to see Mary and Joseph and see them as the First Shepherds of Christ Community.

Jesus speaks: They were gathered with the little sheep and the shepherds on that first star-lighted night when the Son of God was born.

They were united in holy union as husband and wife. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary. With the star of Bethlehem overhead, the Chief Shepherd is born in a stable.

I come to lead My little sheep home to My Heart.

Today I am with you in a special way, and so, too, Mary and Joseph pray with you when the Shepherds of Christ prayers are recited.

The Holy Spirit fills you with His gifts.

It is for My Church you pray, for the shepherds My chosen priests, and for My most precious souls of this world.

Luke 2: 15-20

    Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.

Jesus speaks: Oh, the tree was stained with the Blood of that Chief Shepherd. I am He, the Chief Priest, the One Who offers sacrifice through the hands of consecrated priests for your sins. I plead and I beg for you to the Father.

I give you My Church, I give you My Movement to help to renew it.

Luke 2: 35 that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’

Mary speaks: My children, as you pray the rosary, my Spouse the Holy Spirit acts to enlighten you. The rosary is the prayer of a child of God. Praying to the Father, "OUR FATHER..." and to me. "HAIL MARY...", you implore the Holy Spirit to act to enlighten you through meditation on our lives, the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and me, His Mother. The children of Adam and Eve meditate on the lives of the Ones sent to you by the Father. I am Mary, the New Eve. Jesus is my Son, the New Adam, Chief Shepherd of His flock.

Messenger: Oh God, enlighten our eyes to see.

Jesus speaks: The thoughts of many will be laid bare that you will grow in greater purity.

See the Holy Family, I want My Church to be a holy family of love. I want My Shepherds of Christ Community to be a holy family of love, pure and holy. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, the Holy Spirit acts in the rosary.

You have received a new name, a special calling through baptism. Oh children of God harken - I clothe you in the white dress of purity.

My children are enormously being attacked. Many are giving in to sexual sin. I write as your God. It is the purity of Mary and Joseph I desire.

You must realize the sins are begun in the thoughts and desires of the heart. You cannot give in to the allurement of Satan. You cannot engage in sinful sexual thoughts. Your minds must be pure, free of attachments to things that cause you to sin. You control your will. Do not give in to temptation. Beg for grace to resist it.

In praying before the Blessed Sacrament and attending daily Mass and praying for grace, you receive enormous help in withstanding temptation.

The more all are joined praying for grace united as one to the Mass, the more grace is outpoured. For those who cooperate with grace, they will have help in resisting temptation.

So much, much grace is outpoured with every Holy Communion when you receive Me worthily. So much grace is outpoured when you spend time in fervent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. I am there in the Blessed Sacrament in My Divinity and My Humanity.

The more you go to Communion with fervor, the more you mature in your ways of loving. You love deeper, you want love. You have a deep connection with the Divine God, if you come with a holy desire to unite to God. For those who have frequented My altar and spent time in reception of the Holy Eucharist, spending time in adoration, their capacity for loving is heightened, their desire for deep love grows, and they hunger for that taste of divine love they know.

It is most devastating for them if they fall back after tasting the gift of My divine love and if they lessen their visits to Me. The craving in their souls is so intense from frequent Communion and adoration they are wrought with pain when they stop going so frequently to the Eucharist. No human soul can ever give them what they once experienced with Me. You must pray for those who were fervent and now have fallen back. They have a taste for love and they are like hungry dogs, but have lost their direction. And yet their hearts know this gift they once shared with Me. But many lose their way. Once they have tasted My favors, they suffer in going elsewhere.

Oh, such is the fate of some religious. I grace them with My special favor, then they leave Me for another and their life is a life of torment, for they want that love they once knew.

Oh the hungry souls, oh My men, when you come to Me, that union you have with the Divine God increases your capacity of loving and the lack of frequent Communion as you choose other's favors and forget Me is an intense suffering for you.

Oh, the devil works on the holy, fervent souls to lead them away with busyness. Then he works more through lurements of women, men, sex, drink, money, power, and then when they are not satisfied their hearts cry for what it once had with Me.

All things used according to God's will can lead to greater peace when used for His honor and glory, but for those who make some things their gods, they have hearts which feel empty and hungry and are never satisfied. They stalk a barren desert looking for joy that can only be found in Me.

Oh, I love you, I love you, I love you, I am the Tree of Life, the One that fills you with grace, that gives you a new name, that takes you to Myself in Baptism, and gives you a great sharing in My new Life.

I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, I came that you will have Life abundantly.

end of May 1, 2000



May 2, 2000

From a Lenten homily, March 24, 2000,

Live in the Moment

Today’s Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. It’s a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, I’m sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of God’s grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.


May 2, 2000 - Second Message

Jesus speaks: My sons and daughters, before certain events there may be tremendous anxiety. Before visits with family there may be periods of anxiety in getting "loose ends together" and preparing for another meeting with the family.

Sometimes before surgery, times when you must wait, there may be tremendous trial. There may be pain at the sickness of one so dear to you, and anxiety over the coming event of visiting the doctor, going through surgery, having chemotherapy. The pain may be so great that you want relief and so other things in your life may seem to be the problem because you can control them, but not the illness or events. The anxiety, the pain, the fear are all real. In relying on My grace, offering up the most difficult time, great grace can be granted for the surgery or sickness of the one so loved.

Today is healing day, Tuesday.

The devil can press down even more when times are difficult and little things may seem as gigantic mountains before an event.

Many people have suffered before a visit to the family or before a performance or event, and afterward they are entirely relieved. The problem almost diminishes. I hung to My death for three hours on the cross. My thoughts were of you.

I love you so much. I gave My life for you. I am with you in your suffering, I am with you while you wait. I am your light, your hope, your God, your all. I am almighty and all powerful. Do not give in to anxiety before an event. Live in the moment. Live in the moment, just do what you can do. I call you to let go and trust in Me. I love you so much. I am Jesus, your Savior.

I want you to love each other deeply. Uniting in the Mass will help you to grow in deep holy love. I am with you all days until the consummation of the world. I am your Savior, Son of the Living God. Whenever there is a transition in your life, you may experience turmoil and anxiety. Before and after meetings, on holidays, people can have difficulty in anticipating the union. They may have had previous problems with their family. They may try to resolve unfinished business with their present family so they will feel confident on their return home. Going on vacations may be tremendously stressful because of the plans. Coming back may cause periods of depression, having had to leave the loved ones. In all these periods of deep pain or joy or anticipation in the heart, the parties should not act hastily. When the devil is pressing down, a soul is in desolation. It is not a time to act, one must endure, and act only when it is God’s will. Waiting until the anxiety or event has passed many times lifts the pressure to act.

The question is this:

What is God’s will? When a soul is feeling God’s favor they may act with great assuredness which leads to a fruitful outcome. One acting in desolation, when he is down and not feeling well, may be very sorry for having made hasty decisions concerning the future.

A fast solution to relieve pain may make for a tremendously agonizing future for the soul involved, if the solution is not according to God’s will.

The approach to making decisions is they are not made in haste or in anger. They should be made because it is God’s will.

I only want those who want to serve Me, who act willingly. I want those who embrace God’s will and do it with love.

The Father wants you to act with love according to His will.

I am asking you to purify your lives. I carried My cross to My death. It was great suffering, it was the Father’s will. I hung on the cross for three hours, I did it in perfect peace.


Genesis 3: 1-7

Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, ‘Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?’ The woman answered the snake, ‘We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death."’ Then the snake said to the woman, ‘No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.’ The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths.


Jesus speaks: Endure your suffering in all you do, great grace is granted for all you endure.

I love you so much. The devil wants you to give in. I ask you to endure the moments of suffering for Me.

end of May 2, 2000



October 1, 2004

My dear friends,

    I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you
in love. In these troubled times of the election and war
and wonders of peace — we have suffered many hurricanes
since Mary's image head was knocked off.

    Florida appeared to be squeezed like a wet wash cloth
August 13, 2004 a hurricane, September 5, 2004 another hurricane,
September 13, 2004 another hurricane. Jesus sent me to Florida last
Thursday to take the path across Florida, 60 and 70 to bless
the state before the hurricane. It was terrible — I was on
the west side all through it. On September 5th I was in the building
in Clearwater and on August 13, 2004 the hurricane was averted as
we prayed in China.

   Mary's message of peace must be sent to the priests.
A Jesuit with the blessing of his provincial and his rector has
completed the Priestly Newsletter — he studied in Rome and can
teach in the Pontifical Colleges — The Newsletter is literally a
work of art dedicated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary based on
the Word and the writings of the Church. It will be a special
issue and surprise to you. It is ready to go to 75,000 priests.
We need at least $7,000 for the postage in the United States and
then the foreign mailing. It can really help the world in
these decisive times before the election.

   October 13, 2004 is the 87th anniversary of Mary's last apparition
at Fatima. We need to make reparation to God for how Mary's
image was destroyed. We are about to put protection over Jesus'
face which is costly. Please we desperately need your help to do this.
MARY IS THE QUEEN OF PEACE — spreading the consecration
to the 2 Hearts to 75,000 priests can help the peace of this world.

LOVE in Their Hearts, Rita


 October 1, 2004

     We have had many trials in Florida .


     Mary appeared 7 years every day before her image head was knocked off.



     We pray from Clearwater and all our centers for the priests the Church and the world united on the internet and with many others.


     Fr. Carter our founder circulated the Priestly Newsletter for over 8 years.


     A Jesuit of over 40 years and who can teach in the Gregorian colleges in Rome and all pontifical colleges has written the new Priestly Newsletter to continue the work Jesus gave to Fr. Carter 10 years ago. Fr. Carter died.


The day he accepted was Pentecost Eve - here is the picture taken.


     At 6:20 our prayer time. He accepted with the blessing of his provincial and rector.

     Here is a message from Jesus to Fr. Carter when Fr. Carter began the Newsletter that finally went to 85,000 priests.


July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)


August 1, 1994

Pray For The Success Of The Priestly Newsletter - Shepherds of Christ

Messenger: The following is the first official message I received before the statue of Mary at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. It is a personal message for Father Carter.

Mary speaks: (in front of the glowing statue of Our Lady of Sorrows) I am the Immaculate Heart. My Heart is glowing for love of all my beloved children. I am your most loving Mother. I am with you this day. Pray for the success of the priestly newsletter Shepherds of Christ. I am guarding your way. You will receive such graces to accomplish this task! Grace from God is so abundantly bestowed on you and will lead to the success of this endeavor! Pray for this cause at the Center. The priests will lead the people to the love of My beloved Son. This is no little task. It will take many prayers and graces. Pray hard, little one. Your prayers will change many hearts.

I am Mary, your Immaculate Mother. I bring this message to My beloved priest-son.

end of August 1, 1994 message



     The New Priestly Newsletter will be ready to mail in about one week. It is so very awesome. The new Jesuit edited it and quotes from scripture and the writings of the Church.


     For the 87th anniversary of the last Apparition at Fatima October 13, 2004 we ask if you can help with the postage.



April 5, 2004


     Also we must spend thousands and thousands of dollars to protect Jesus’ face with the proper structure. We are presently repairing the sink hole under Mary's image and Jesus’ face and then we will put up the bullet proof glass for protection from vandals and hurricanes.


Here are some of our ministries -


            1) Supply priestly Newsletter to 75,000 priests centered
                        in Consecration to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.


            2) Send about 50,000 homemade rosaries to
                        the schools twice a year with
                        consecration cards to the 2 Hearts and meditations.


            3) Prayer Chapters to pray for the priests, the
            Church and the world - all over the
            world in 6 languages.


            4) Monthly retreats before the exposed Eucharist
            in our Church from the diocese for
            for 4 days, with Masses from priests
            who support the ministry daily -
            praying for the priests, the Church and the world.


            5) People praying in China , Indiana before the
            tabernacle for the priests, the Church and
            the world - 24 hours a day,   live on TV web camera.


            6) Live radio - 24 hours praying for the
            priests, the Church and the world.


            7) Prayer daily at all centers at 6:20 daily


            8) Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus - all over
            the world praying before Blessed Sacrament.


            9) Nursing Home Ministry


            10) Prison Ministry


            11) 10 years of service in all of our ministries-

                        including supplying 75,000 priests regularly
            6 times a year with the priestly Newsletter.


     Come to Florida October 5, 2004 for a special prayer service praying and singing for special grace to be outpoured on the priests, the Church and the world.



Excerpt from October 1, 2004 message


God the Father speaks:

                            I sent Mary as a messenger to
                                you --
                            You ignored her
                            You defaced the rainbow image
                                Remember Noah's arch --

                        Remember the sign of the rainbow


Genesis 9: 12-15

    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.


God the Father speaks:
                            I sent the rainbow 1996.
Florida has had to deal
                                with many hurricanes
                                and floods.

                            I am God the Father -- you refuse to
                                listen to Mary. …

                           This is My sign sent to you --
                                the sign of the rainbow 

                            You will not listen --

                           peace is found in
                               listening to Mary




Mary's Peace Plan

1.   Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary –– 
until a sufficient number of people make and live the 
consecration, we will not have peace in the world.

2.   Praying the rosary.

3.   Observing the First Saturday Devotion.

4.   Making reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.



God the Father speaks:

                        I want the Newsletter
                            sent out.

                        Please help Me.

                         This, Shepherds of Christ, is My Son's 

                         I am God the Father.

end of excerpt from October 1, 2004  message











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Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries
of the Rosary with short mediations
especially for schools.

These DVDs can be shown on
a projector for classrooms.

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