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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.

November 10, 2001

November 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for November 11th is Joyful.


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Messenger:      Oh Father, I want to go so deeply into this union
                            with You and write about what You have
                            revealed to me at Mass.

                        Oh my people I was wrapped in this place where I knew
                            so much God's love. This relationship with my
                            Father continues to grow so deeply daily as I
                            communicate the blessings I have received
                            in letters to Him.

                        Oh God I pray for the grace to write to all
                            for it is grace that I need.
                            God opens a door and lifts the veil and my
                                love existence in Him is so very deep.
                                The awareness of His love for me is present.

                            Today I just wanted to give love so much to
                                God the Father, I cried from the deep love
                                I now have for Him, the intimacy I feel
                                from spending time with Him in writing
                                to Him in these letters.

                            I wanted to give Him the greatest love and
                                I saw it so clear in the Holy Sacrifice
                                of the Mass.

                            The perfect offering, the offering of His
                                Son Jesus.

                            I gave God myself at the Mass and in this
                                overwhelming burning deep love I felt
                                for my Father, I united as deeply as I
                                could to the sacrifice being offered, the
                                Holy Sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass and
                                offered this in the deepest love to my

                            I was aware of the most perfect offering
                                of the Sacrifice of Jesus to the Father,
                                I was so aware of the great love that
                                is due to our God.

                            With all my soul wanting to give the Father
                                the greatest love, because, I love
                                Him so much, seeing how this offering
                                of His Son is so very pleasing to Him.

                            Oh my heart was so consumed with burning
                                Love for my Father and so aware of how
                                God deserves this great love given
                                to Him.

                            I was there experiencing this overwhelming love
                                of the Father in the Mass and the
                                realization how perfect this sacrifice
                                of Jesus is to give to the Father.

                            As I write now in particulars, it seems to
                                lose so very much, the experience, the ecstasy,
                                my desire not to even move from that spot to
                                write to you because of the physical exertion
                                but I had such swiftness to go to the altar
                                to receive Him my beloved God in Holy
                                Communion and drink His precious Blood.

                                I see the sacrifice offered to the Father, I see
                            that the offering is most pleasing to Him and
                            God gives Himself to me in the Eucharist.

                                A real deep communication between me and
                            God. God the Father accepts the sacrifice,
                            He gives me His Son in the Eucharist
                            in such love.

                                But in my reception of the Eucharist it is an
                            overwhelming awareness of God within me.
                            I am immersed in the love of the Father, Son
                            and Holy Spirit. I am showered with the love
                            of God. The presence of God is within me.

                                Oh I can pray so deeply in this state, Oh
                            Lamb of GodóI can plead and beg
                            that God takes away the sins of the
                            world and has mercy.

                                Where my mind when I am not in an ecstatic
                            state may be focused on one predominant
                            thought in this state there is a knowledge 
                            that is there in me of knowing deeply into
                            the Divine Truths, my union with God is
                            deeply connected to the Virgin Mary and I
                            love her so deeply and I am knowledgeable
                            about her purity. All these things are in 
                            me. It is a state of being in Him. Of having
                            truths revealed, of deep oneness with
                            God,óFather, Son and Holy Spirit, through
                            the purity of Mary's heart it is a state
                            of being united to the angels and saints
                            and all on earth and connected
                            to the souls in purgatory.

                            It is knowledge of God and my union with Him that
                                whatever avenue I explore it is depth in
                                understanding that aspect, but there is an
                                overwhelming focus usually on one special
                                grace God is giving, as today, it was being
                                overwhelmed with my love for the Father
                                and seeing how He truly deserves our love
                                wanting to offer the most pure sacrifice I can to 
                                the Father. I offer my sacrifice united to Jesus
                                in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

                            To write this one theologian would want to
                            straighten out my words and yet such  
                            intimacy with God is so far beyond
                            any words, it is existence in God,
                            it is deep knowledge, insights in that state
                                of knowing Him, it is the state I am in,

                                the place the veil is lifted, the deep place

                                of knowing God more deeply. 

                                I feel a profound unity in that place.

                                There is a completeness I experience.

                                I feel great satisfaction in this experience. 

                                I feel more satisfaction in this than in anything 
                                     I could experience here below.

                                It is beyond that of our love here below 

                                with one person or many persons,

                                it is oneness in love with God and all

                                others and the deep love relationships I

                                have with an intimate few only enhance

                                this love. I am in a deeper love union with

                                God and all others because of my intimate love

                                relationship with some. The deeper we become with

                                others in holy intimate relationships, the more

                                this depth leads to greater maturity in experiencing

                                this overall experience of love in Him.

                                Love according to God's will is not exclusive,

                                    it is inclusive, it is love of all souls,

                                    it does not carry with it divisions in

                                    the heart. The love of the soul is more 

                                    perfected and the union with God and all 

                                    others is that of greater purity.

                            I want to write of this for it is a foreshadowing
                                of the love of being so completely
                                existent in Him in heaven and possessing
                                the beatific vision.

                            One thing Fr. Mike said was the love never
                                dies it is healed in heaven or something
                                like that.

                            In how I attempt to describe this love union
                                experience, in being so deeply united to God
                                in an ecstatic experience, you could
                                fault me for the words used. I attempt to
                                describe that which is so real to me,
                                it is a place, it is a state of existing
                                in Him, it is a place where I see and
                                I know and I experience God in existing
                                in Him so deeply.

                            I write for you as He beckons me to do, but it
                                is not the words used that convey the message,
                                it is the grace given from God to the reader,
                                when God so chooses, that will help us
                                all unite more deeply with God especially
                                in the Mass.

                            In the Mass God communicates to us so deeply.
                                God is truly present on our altars
                                through the hands of the consecrated priests.
                                The sacrifice of calvary is sacramentally
                                    made present in the Mass.



November 10, 2001 message continues

Messenger:       Oh I want that, I want to go back to that Mass
                                and live that deep union again, but now
                                my desire is to be in the deepest love
                                union with God for all eternity.
                            This is a "measuring stick," it is a goal set
                                before me, 

                            God is love, 
                                and in Him there is no darkness. 

                            This was given so that you too may focus more 
                                on this great goal of life eternal
                                with our beloved God.

                            It was given that we may more perfectly participate
                                in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

                            It was given that all who read it may know of
                                the graces God has promised in helping
                                us to be happy when we write to our
                                Father daily and review the
                                blessings we received that day.
                                Like a little child running home
                                    from school or from play and
                                    saying Daddy, daddy, mommy
                                    this is what happened, but
                                Our Father knows and has blessed us
                                    so abundantly and deserves our

                            This was made so clear to me in this
                                ecstasy how truly God the Father
                                deserves our deep burning love.

                            I was given a grace to so deeply love Him
                                and the intimacy from writing to
                                Him daily was a definite factor in
                                my deepened love. It was from the
                                grace He granted to me.

                            I hear as I write to you "The sky is the

                            There is no limit to experience the depth
                                of God's love and there is only more
                                and more growth in our ways of
                                expressing our love for God.

                            In being united deeply with God in the
                                Mass He takes us to a place and
                                showers us with grace and we
                                can exist so deeply in Him as      
                                we are saturated with His grace.

                            I see myself like this in going to the Mass
                                and sitting before the tabernacle
                                and in doing good works we become
                                more and more saturated with His grace,
                                He lives deeper and deeper in us.
                                We are filled with His life.


                            And He came to give us the fullness of life.

                            In the beatific vision we are full
                                of His life, we are complete.
                                There will be no more thirsting.

                            The more I know Him the deeper my longing
                                and thirsting becomes for Him, for
                                completeness, for satisfaction
                                in Him.

                            In heaven we will be entirely satisfied. 
                                The depth of union we experience in
                                heaven depends on our life here
                                below. How did we grow in
                                our loving relationships with God
                                all others.

                            We become more and more filled with
                                His life, it comes through reception
                                of the Sacraments, but it comes in
                                living according to God's will in love,
                                in staying united to the Mass all day
                                we can help to bring down greater
                                grace for ourselves and others.

                            We can give great love and honor to God.
                            So much was revealed to me in that ecstasy
                                today at Mass.
                            I knew more how God the Father wanted me
                                to love Him.
                            I knew how deeply I did love Him and
                                wanted to outpour love to Him.
                                I knew that in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
                                this is the greatest act of love I can
                                give to My Father. Uniting to the Mass
                                all day in my morning offering can be
                                greater love I can give to my Father 
                                all through the day.

                            What is my life offered, when compared
                                to my life offered to the Father united 
                                to Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, in
                                the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?

                            I am a sinful human person.

                            God the Son is a Divine Person, the offering
                                of Jesus to the Father in the Mass is the most pleasing
                                sacrifice to the Father.

                            I feel like I should put the prayer given to
                                me one day in 2 1/2 minutes at the Blessed
                                Sacrament Chapel at St. Peter in Chains
                                as the priest came down the aisle to do Mass.




A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

-God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995



November 10, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Oh the depth to which I experienced Him
                                is immeasurable. How can I write
                                about it on a finite piece of paper
                                with certain words. The knowledge
                                outpoured in an experience is so much,
                                I could write until the day I died and
                                not exhaust it.

                            Depth, Love, Burning Love
                                for our Divine Godó

                            Greater Participation in the Holy Sacrifice
                                of the Mass as members of the
                                Body of Christ.

                            We the Church are one in Him.

                            We are given so many gifts.

                            Oh the Blood of the Lamb.

                            I wear my red (burgundy, Sacred Heart color as
                                Fr Carter called it) dress and I am constantly
                                aware of His precious Blood Shed for me.

                            We mount the altar of sacrifice, we
                                unite to the Holy Sacrifice of
                                the Mass.
                            We outpour our love to God.
                            This is not words, this is a deep
                                burning love affair with the
                                Divine, All Perfect, All Loving,
                                Almighty God.

                            God is love.



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.



Excerpts from Response in Christ - The Sacraments and the Mass

The life of grace just described expresses itself most perfectly in the Churchís liturgy, and at the same time it is from the liturgy that the Christian chiefly derives strength for his life in Christ. Central to the Churchís liturgy are the sacraments, and, most especially, the eucharistic sacrifice.

1. The Sacraments in General

A sacrament is a visible sign of an invisible, divine reality. Christ, therefore, is the primordial sacrament given to men by God. In His historical existence Christ was the visible, tangible manifestation that God has irrevocably entered the world of man with His merciful, salvific grace. At the same time Christ contained within Himself this divine reality which He externally manifested.6

We have previously described the Church as the continuation of Christ. Consequently, flowing from the idea of Christ as primordial sacrament, the Church is also a sacrament. The Church continues the visible presence of Christ which was attached to His historical existence. The Church, through her union with the glorified Christ, both externally symbolizes and contains within herself the divine reality of Godís grace which has been irrevocably communicated to man....


c) The Sacrifice of the Mass

5) Partaking of the Eucharistic Meal

The cycle of the eucharistic sacrifice is completed as the priest and faithful partake of Christ the paschal lamb. The People of God have given Christ to the Father. Now the Father gives Christ to the Churchís members in the eucharistic meal. Although the priest alone must communicate to assure the integrity of the sacrifice, it is highly desirable, of course, that all present partake of the eucharist.

In the sacrifices of old, the victim of the sacrificial banquet was considered in some sense divine by the fact that it had been offered to the divinity. In the sacrifice of the new covenant we receive divinity itself through the sacred humanity. With such a marvelous conclusion to the eucharistic sacrifice, the fruits of Christís sacrifice of Calvary are continually experienced.

There are other truths to be considered under the paschal meal aspect of the Mass. One of these is the concept of the eucharist as sign and cause of unity. Von Hildebrand comments on this: "All receive the one body of the Lord, all are assimilated into the one Lord. Even if we leave aside the supreme ontological supernatural unity which is realized here, the very act of undergoing this experience represents an incomparable communion-forming power."37

Through the sharing of the one paschal lamb, the Christian assembly has thus been vividly reminded of their oneness in Christ. Yet this is a oneness in plurality. For each Christian is a member of the one Body of Christ in his own unique way. He has been called upon to assimilate Christ according to his own personality, vocation and graces. Consequently, just as the members of the People of God are reminded of their unity at Mass, so are they made aware of their own uniqueness as they depart from the eucharistic assembly, each carrying Christ to his own particular environment according to his own individual personality.

We have considered the Churchís eucharistic sharing in the mystery of Christ according to a sacrificial structure. With the general structure of the Mass established, we will now enlarge upon the concept of the participation of the individual.

end of excerpts from Response in Christ



Galatians 2:19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.



Excerpts from Response in Christ - The Sacraments and the Mass

c) The Sacrifice of the Mass

3) Immolation of the Victim

    ...Summarily, then, we become victims with Christ by lovingly conforming our wills to the Fatherís will in all things. Such conformity was the essence of Christís sacrifice, of His victimhood, and of His immolation. A similar conformity must be in the victimhood and the immolation of Christís members. This mystical immolation is a lifelong process. The ideal is that each Mass participated in by the Christian should mark a growth in his victimhood. The true Christian desires to die more and more to all which is not according to Godís will so that he may become an ever more perfect victim with Christ.

                                4) The Fatherís Acceptance of the Eucharistic Sacrifice

It has been observed that if sacrifice is to have its desired effect, it must be accepted by God. That the Father always accepts the eucharistic sacrifice is certain. For the principal priest and victim is Christ Himself, always supremely acceptable to the Father. As for the subordinate priests and victims, they are, taken together, the People of God, the Church herself.

There is always an acceptance on the Fatherís part even as regards this subordinate priesthood and victimhood of the Mass. For even though the Mass may be offered through the sacrilegious hands of an unworthy priest, there is always a basic holiness in the Church pleasing to God. Because of such holiness the Father always accepts the Churchís sacrificial offering, for the Mass is the sacrifice of the whole Church, and cannot be fundamentally vitiated by the unworthiness of any particular member or members, even if that member be the officiating priest.

What do we say concerning the Fatherís acceptance of the sacrificial offering of the individual Christian? Such an offering will be acceptable in proportion to the Christianís loving conformity of will to the Fatherís will. Speaking of the Christianís participation in the Mass, Jungmann says: "It follows that an interior immolation is required of the participants, at least to the extent of readiness to obey the law of God in its seriously obligatory commandments, unless this participation is to be nothing more than an outward appearance."35

Having considered in successive sections the immolation and acceptance elements of the Mass, we should consider the vital link between these two. For just as the two are inseparably connected in Christís sacrifice, so are they also united in the Churchís sacrifice of the Mass.

In Christ we equated the immolation of His sacrifice with His passion-death, and the acceptance element with His Resurrection. Uniting these two mysteries of death-resurrection, we spoke of Christís paschal mystery. We have seen that this mystery had been prefigured by the Jewish pasch and exodus, component parts of the Jewish peopleís transition to a new and more perfect life. In the case of Christ, we considered His paschĖHis passoverĖto be a transition from the limitations of His mortal life to the state of resurrected glory. We speak of Christís mortal humanity as having exercised limitations upon Him in this sense, that, although He Himself was completely free from sin, He had exposed Himself to the conditions of a sin-laden world through His human nature. In His death-resurrection He changed all this as He conquered sin, as He redeemed us, as He passed to the state of glory with His Father.

What happened in Christ also occurs in His Mystical Body, the Church. The Church and Her members experience their own transition from death to resurrection. The entire Church and the individual Christian express, through the Mass, a willingness to grow in the participation in Christís death. The Father accepts this willingness and gives an increase in the grace-life, a greater share in Christís Resurrection. This process happened within a short span of time in Christís life. In the life of the Church it continually takes place until Christís second coming. The Church, with her grace-life of holiness, has already partially achieved her resurrection, but not completely, even though she continues to grow in grace. St. Paul bears witness to this: "...but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free." (Rm 8:23).

Vatican IIís Constitution on the Church beautifully portrays this fused state of death-resurrection which the Church in her members experiences here below as she awaits the fullness of the resurrection in the world to come: "For this reason we, who have been made to conform with him, who have died with him and risen with him, are taken up into the mysteries of his life, until we will reign together with him... While still pilgrims on earth, tracing in trial and in oppression the paths he trod, we are anointed with his sufferings as the body is with the head, suffering with him, that with him we may be glorified..."36


c) The Sacrifice of the Mass

                                1) Interior Oblation of the Mass

The chief priest and victim of the Mass is the same as the priest and victim of the Last Supper and Calvary, Christ Himself. Christ makes this interior offering of Himself in the Mass for the same ends as were present in His own unique sacrifice Ė adoration, thanksgiving, petition and satisfaction. However, Christ is not the only priest at the Mass as He was at the Last Supper and upon Calvary. All the members of the Mystical Body are priests along with Christ. To be sure, there is a difference between the hierarchical priesthood of bishops and priests and the universal priesthood of the faithful. This difference is one of essence and not merely degree. The point we wish to stress, however, is that the universal priesthood is a real participation in Christís priesthood given through the sacraments of baptism and confirmation.

This concept of the priesthood of all the Churchís members is being stressed today in a special manner.23 Jungmann, the outstanding liturgical theologian, gives us reasons why this concept of universal priesthood became relatively obscure for so many years. He states that the concept of the Mass as the Churchís sacrifice faded into the background as a result of the Reformation. The Reformers maintained that there was only one sacrifice, the one which Christ offered upon Calvary. To counteract this heresy the Council of Trent and the theology consequent to it had to clarify that the Mass is a true sacrifice, but not an absolutely independent one. It is a sacrifice relative to the absolute one of Calvary and a representation of it. It was emphasized that the priest of Calvary is also the chief priest of the Mass. Because of such doctrinal controversies, the concept that Christ offers the Mass was alone considered important. The concept that the Mass is also the sacrifice of the Church practically disappeared. Finally, Jungmann notes that today we are returning to the balanced view which meaningfully recognizes that the Mass is not only the sacrifice of Christ, but also that of the Church.24 This stress on the Churchís part in the Mass is logically connected with the contemporary emphasis on the priesthood of all the members of the People of God.

As Christ is not the only priest of the Mass, neither is He the only victim. Again, all the members of the Church are victims along with Christ. Various Church documents attest to this. For instance, Pope Paul VI officially calls attention to this: "It is a pleasure to add another point particularly conducive to shed light on the mystery of the Church, that it is the whole Church which, in union with Christ functioning as Priest and Victim, offers the Sacrifice of the Mass and is offered in it."25 Therefore, the members of the People of God, united as priests to Christ the high priest, offer a combined victim to the Father: Christ and themselves. Such then in all its deep meaning and beauty is the first sacrificial element of the Mass.

                            2) Ritual Oblation of the Mass

Just as Christís interior offering of Himself was externalized in a ritual oblation at the Last Supper, so is there an external, liturgical rite of the Mass. The importance of this many-faceted exteriorization is brought out by Vatican IIís Constitution on the Liturgy.

As mentioned before, this exteriorization of the internal oblation is according to manís social and corporeal nature. That it is in harmony with the social part of man is evident from the fact that the external rite assembles the People of God to worship together as a community. The individual members are consequently enabled to help one another to achieve the proper worship of God. The Constitution gives stress to this social aspect of the liturgy. It states that the very nature of the liturgy demands that all the faithful be led to a full and active liturgical participation. Such is in keeping with their vocation as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation" (1 P 2:9). The Constitution emphatically states that such full and active participation on the part of all the people is the chief aim of the liturgical renewal.26

As also previously observed, the external rite is likewise according to manís bodily nature. In the case of the Mass (and the sacraments also) we observe that the very validity of the sacrifice depends on having the proper materials for the offering Ė bread and wine Ė and on the use of the proper form of consecration. The external, the ritual, the sensible, are indeed indispensable. In all this we note the great law of incarnation. The Incarnation established a set pattern for the redemption of the world, redemption taken both objectively and subjectively. Christ redeemed the world through His sacred humanity. This humanity is, then, the gateway to the divinity, to eternal life.

As Christís created humanity was indispensable for accomplishing the sacrifice of the objective redemption, so are created things necessary for the eucharistic sacrifice of the subjective redemption. This fact calls to mind the thought of Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard holds a world concept in which all things, natural and supernatural, spiritual and material, are united in a single and organic unity. The pole of this unity is the person of the Incarnate Word, towards whom the whole of creation converges.27 In such a concept the law of incarnation is developed to the utmost, a fact brought out by the following words of Teilhard: "Let us remember that the supernatural nourishes itself on everything."28



c) The Sacrifice of the Mass

    ...These two thoughts are expressed just as clearly and simply today: Ď...calling to mind the blessed passion Ė we offer to your sovereign majesty Ė this pure sacrifice.í "22 We should always unite the concepts of the Mass as sacrifice and the Mass as meal by realizing that the eucharistic meal is an integral part of the sacrifice. It is its conclusion.

end of excerpts from Response in Christ



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