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.

November 10, 2002

November 11th, Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for November 11th is Glorious.


Come get your Christmas
 presents on the 13th
 in China, Indiana


Sacred Heart Pictures
Immaculate Heart Pictures
Image Rosaries
Consecration Packets
Little Favors


prayer service begins at 12 noon on the 13th



November 10, 2002
pictures taken off of the live internet

pictures taken off of the live internet



The Sidney Rosary will be broadcast
live on the Internet on
November 19, 2002

It will be Tuesday Healing Night.

The prayers will begin as usual
with the 6:20 tape
which is led by Father Carter.

Please click on the live audio
and the image of Mary
with a live picture of this from Clearwater.

It is a most powerful prayer when
we all pray united from all over the world.

Please pray with us all united
from every corner of the earth.


Messenger:        Every day we are broadcasting
                                the Mass all over the
                                world at 4:00.



Messenger:         Every day at 6:20PM we are
                                broadcasting Fr. Carter
                                praying the prayers 
                                on tape at 6:20.

                            You can click on for this
                                and also for the live
                                picture of the images.



Please come to China, Indiana

November 13, 2002

Special prayer service at 12:00 PM on the 13th.

Retreat starts with Mass at 1:00 PM on the 12th

until Mass on the 14th.



November 10, 2002

Messenger:  My dearly beloved,

                        I cry to Thee for I have so many memories of my deep
                    encounters with Thee.
                        I love to go to those places where you deeply touched
                    my heart and I was so very close to You.
                        My heart is filled with emotion to be with you before
                    the Blessed Sacrament.
                        So many memories of my Divine Lover and how
                    He was touched my soul so intimately so many

                        Oh my beloved God, I cry to Thee because I love
                   Thee so very much. My heart is Yours, my whole
                   self is Yours, I love Thee and these moments
                   alone with You now are the delight of my soul.

                       Oh my God my life is lived for Thee. For deeper
                   union with Thee.

                       A prayer given from Jesus January 17, 1994.


Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  Oh my God - You have touched my soul
                           so often in this place.



November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  And He flooded my heart and my soul
                       with His love.

                   Memories of here where the Father
                       spoke to me so many times.

                   The Father spoke here right before the tabernacle
                       when I was deeply engrossed in prayer
                       January 18, 1997.

                   The Father spoke in the front here before the altar
                       January 5, 1995 -
                       when He said, His plan would unfold despite
                           the willfulness of anyone there.

                   He spoke in early 97 after Jesus gave me
                       a message that He wanted Joe Lee
                       to go to Florida.

                   The Father spoke before the altar in St. Gertrude's
                       January 9, 1994 when I genuflected before
                       the altar and tabernacle at the communion
                       rail - this is in Blue Book II.

                   "God the Father speaks:  My gift to you is 
                       My Son. This is My beloved Son in whom
                       I am well pleased."

                   Jesus was transfigured August 20, 1997 in that
                       same cross and that same message of
                       January 9, 1994 of the Father's was etched in
                       my heart.

                   Jesus was transfigured January 9, 1996
                       in the front of the Church before
                       the altar at Holy Cross - Immaculata

                   The messages the Father has given to me
                       come with such an authority I
                       cannot describe.

                   Oh God we give ourselves every day more and
                       more and we may not understand
                       all the parts of the plan, but it is
                       unfolding. I see where the Father has spoken to
                       me before a mammoth altar and the tabernacle.

                   He delivers a strong and serious message.
                   When He speaks, it feels as if all stops
                       and I hear Him, clearly, authoritatively
                       and the words are distinct and

                   I know Jesus delivers to me the message of the
                       Father, but when the Father speaks
                       it is the Father's voice I hear
                       and I recognize it clearly.

                   Here is something the Father said
                       about how Jesus speaks for Him
                       or delivers His message.

Excerpts from January 18, 1997

"My Son has revealed Himself as never before in history into His tremendous love for men and you treat Our gift with such indifference..."

"I am talking through these messages given by My Son and Mary to tell you how to accomplish this task of carrying out My plan..."

"I am the Father, these are My messages to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart."

end of excerpt from January 18, 1997


Excerpt from Spirituality of Fatima

O My Jesus

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.


The Baptism of Jesus

Matthew 3: 16-17

    And when Jesus had been baptised he at once came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And suddenly there was a voice from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.


The Transfiguration

Matthew 17: 5

He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  I heard the Father speak - long before
                       the Holy Father named the mysteries
                       of light - I cried so deeply at
                       the thought of these words or
                       the reading of them in Church.

                   Ponder the words -

                   The Father tells us Jesus is His Son.

                   Jesus is the Son of God.

                   When Jesus appeared December 5, 1996, twelve
                       days before Mary appeared on
                       the building in Clearwater -
                       He appeared dying on the cross -
                       later that night at the 5th rosary
                       He said - no one was listening.

                   When I heard the Father speak

                       "This is My beloved Son - after
                           that He said -
                       LISTEN TO HIM."

                   Jesus said no one was listening -
                       the Father spoke and said
                       "This is My beloved Son - Listen to Him"

                   I kept hearing Jesus say He was
                       appearing on the building
                       in Clearwater and I
                       never saw Him.

                   I saw Him transfigured and He
                       appeared to me February 5, 2000
                       when Fr. Carter blessed the
                       rosary factory when we opened it
                       that day, but -

                   I never saw Jesus appearing on the building
                       one of the servants who was mostly blind
                       said he saw Jesus there.

                   He was there I can see it from the first
                       pictures - He was there vividly
                       December 5, 2000.

                   When Emily took a lot of pictures
                       October 5, 2000 I was worried about
                       the money for the pictures because
                       all that showed up was those
                       two bottom windows where
                       Jesus was and I still didn't
                       see Him.


October 5, 2000


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:   On February 5, 2001, I took this picture.


February 5, 2001


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  After that I saw the face of Jesus.

                   Now I knew what He meant when
                       He kept saying He was
                       appearing on the building.

                   He was.

                   I was blind.
                   I didn't see Him.

                   It is a grace to see Him.

                   Some people might not recognize
                       Mary as we do now.

                   They may not even see her, we
                       have been given a special grace to see
                       Jesus and Mary.

                   My God, You have called me to be a messenger
                       and given me these writings.

                   Some people just may not hear or see.

                   But I pray for the grace for them to know
                       You so intimately.

                       Pray for grace for people to use our
                       web site and for those who do
                       to grow in their union
                       with God.




November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  When the winter months come to Cincinnati, it is
                       very cold and the snow may fall.

                   I think of this message given to me from
                       Mary January 2, 1999.


January 2, 1999

Mary speaks: I am Our Lady of Snows. I come to cover the earth with a soft white blanket of my love.

I come to bring peace to the earth. I tell you to let go of the anxiety in your heart and experience my peace and His love.

I am your heavenly Mother. I come to hold you and caress you and take you to my Immaculate Heart.


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:   When Father died - a

                       soft white blanket of snow covered the

                    Morning after Fr.'s death at Columbiere



November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  Jesus told me soon after Fr. Carter's death to
                       go to his grave site and take a picture and here is
                       the grave site.




Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR

    Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.

    "But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.

    "It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...

    "What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have foundGod's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."


3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.

end of excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  Now Fr. Carter's works are helping souls
                      all over the world.



                                                                        March 26, 2002

                                                                        From the Vatican

                    Dear Mr. Weickert, 

                         The Holy Father has asked me to thank you for the book which
                    you sent to him at the request of the Reverend Edward J. Carter, S.J. He
                    very much appreciates the sentiments which prompted this presentation.

                         His Holiness will remember Father Carter in his prayers.
                    Invoking upon him joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially
                    imparts his Apostolic Blessing.

                                                                        Sincerely yours,



23 May 2002

Dear Mr. Weickert,

    Thank you very much for the copy of Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.'s book, Shepherds of Christ, Spirituality Newsletters 2, which arrived here in Rome recently. Thank you also for your own letter of March 24th in which you offer a wonderful overview of the mission of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Certainly the publication and distribution of the newsletters must represent a most satisfying aspect of your commitment.

    With prayers and best wishes to you, Mr. Weickert, and to all who are a part of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries family, I am,

                                          Sincerely in Our Lord,


                                          Superior of a very large order in the world
                                          From Rome, Italy


                                                           April 29, 2002

Dear Mr. Weickert;

            Thank you for sending the books and materials by Father Edward Carter. He was a great apostle of priestly spirituality and his voice is sorely needed today.

                                                    Sincerely yours,




                                                                                                    April 25, 2002

                       Dear Fr. John,

    Thank you very much for your kind letters dated April 7 and 16 last together  with the many enclosures concerning initiatives started by Fr. Edward J. Carter.

    I am pleased to inform you that the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary is widespread in this Archdiocese, as also the Divine Mercy devotion. In fact, our Archdiocese has been solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 15, 1997, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption and the 50th Anniversary of _____'s independence. This consecration is renewed every year in all our parishes. I do it officially in our Cathedral. Besides, all families are encouraged to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and this year we are going to make a special drive so that the image of the Sacred Heart can be enthroned in those homes where it is still not done in our Archdiocese.

    It might interest you to know that in the 80 of the 113 parishes in this Archdiocese, we have daily adoration to the Blessed Sacrament from early morning till late in the evening. The practice of having all night adoration in parishes once a month is growing steadily.

    I was deeply impressed by the photographs you sent me of the image of Our Blessed Mother in the Church of Our Lady of Clearwater. It is touching to note the tender love and concern of our Heavenly Queen.

    I recommend the Archdiocese of _____ and my pastoral ministry to your special prayers. Thank you very much in anticipation. Rest assured of a regular memento at Holy Mass.

                            With cordial regards and sincere good wishes, I remain

                                                            Yours fraternally in Corde Mariae

                                                             Cardinal _________


November 10, 2002 message continues

Messenger:  We cannot send the 3rd volume of the
                      Priestly Newsletter Book as Fr. Carter and
                      Jesus requested.

                   We cannot even get it printed.

                   The main purpose of the Movement is to send
                      the Priestly Newsletters -
                      this has stopped because we have
                      no funds to do what Fr. Carter told
                      us to do before his death with
                      the Priestly Newsletter Book I and
                      Book III and his other writings
                      he wanted sent.

                   We just do not have the funds.

                   His 20 page Newsletter - an Overview
                       of the Spiritual Life, His
                       Newsletters of 2000 - the last
                       year of his death and the
                       two Newsletters 2001 on his writing on Grace
                       and Newsletter #2 - his writing
                       on the Mass - are all to go into
                       this 3rd Volume of Priestly
                       Newsletters with the Prayers.

                   It is not a big volume, a
                       small book.

                   Then He wanted the Priestly Newsletter
                       Book I cover redesigned and
                       sent to the priests.

                   He wanted the writings of Response to God's
                       Love and Response in Christ
                       to reach the priests.

                   Our mission still is to circulate the
                       Priestly Newsletter.

                   Our Lord has given us the message through
                       Fr. Carter.

                   These Newsletters are crucial to help
                       in the renewal of the Church and
                       the world.

                   Yesterday we sent Blue Book II off to the printer.
                   Pray for this. We want to get some printed.

                   We had a Blue Book Fund if anyone can
                       contribute to this fund it will help
                       us get Jesus' love letters to all the
                       hurting souls that need to hear His
                       message like we were able to.

                   We really need funds for these printing
                       purposes -

                       I cry because we cannot do what
                       Jesus and Mary have asked us to do
                       and it is because of funds.

                   The Daily Message books II, III, IV are ready
                       for publication.

                   You cannot imagine what a treasure it is
                       for me to have the Daily Message
                       Book II. It is like opening up a
                       door to heaven for me and I could stay
                       there for so long and just be in all
                       those messages, Fr. Carter spent the
                       last years of his life giving himself

                   I wish we could just give them to the main
                       people and core apostles -
                       make 100 - 150 copies that alone
                       would help the movement tremendously.

                   They are loaded and having them in a
                       book like that is awesome.

                   We need to pull together as never before and
                       do all we can to spread the messages
                       Jesus has given us.

                   God has given us a great mission to help
                       renew the Church and the world
                       and help to bring about the
                       Reign of His Sacred Heart.

                   Please listen to me as a messenger of God -
                   We must thank Him for all these gifts
                       He has given to us.

                   It is such a blessing.

                   Oh God loves us so much and we are
                       so very gifted -

                   We must thank Him every day for
                       this calling and pray for
                       fervor in our vocation and
                       more vocations as Fr. Carter said


Excerpt from Spirituality of Fatima

O My Jesus

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.




Mysteries of Light



                   Baptism of Jesus

                   1. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan.


    The Christian life essentially consists in God's loving self-communication to us with our concomitant response to Him in love. One peculiar characteristic of this communication of God to man is that it has centered itself within a concrete historical framework. God's gift of Himself therefore establishes the process of salvation history.

excerpt from Response in Christ


    God's gift of Himself therefore establishes the process of salvation history.

excerpt from Response in Christ


    This process began with man's creation and elevation to the supernatural life, a life which is a participation in God's own divine life. This participation is real and, therefore, somewhat similar to life as it is in God Himself; however, since it is only a created sharing, man possesses it in an infinitely less perfect manner than God who is Himself this life.

excerpt from Response in Christ


    Man rejected this self-communication of God in original sin. Yet God's desire to give Himself to man was not withdrawn. He determined to save man from his sinfulness, and thereafter the divine communication centered around the promised Redeemer. Salvation history preceding the advent of this Redeemer became a preparation for the Redeemer's coming. From the time of His coming, salvation history was and is the establishment and continuation of His redemptive work.

excerpt from Response in Christ


    As mentioned, the Mosaic covenant dominated the Old Testament period. At the heart of the formation of this covenant there was a transition process involved as the Jews were led forth from Egyptian slavery to freedom under the leadership of Moses. The Egyptians had finally consented to this departure of the Jews under the pressure of the last of the plagues inflicted upon them. Under this plague the Egyptians' first-born were slain. The Jews escaped this deathblow of Yahweh by marking their doorposts with the blood of the paschal lamb: ". . . I will go through the land of Egypt and strike down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, man and beast alike, and I shall deal out punishment to all the gods of Egypt, I am Yahweh! The blood shall serve to mark the houses that you live in. When I see the blood I will pass over you and you shall escape the destroying plague when I strike the land of Egypt." (Ex 12:12-13).

excerpt from Response in Christ


    This Mosaic covenant prefigured the covenant which was to be established in Christ. Yahweh had given himself to the Jews in a special way. He was their God and they were His People. This life relationship was highly imperfect, however, if compared to that instituted by Christ. The covenant life between God and man established by the Incarnate Word is of the most intimate nature. We see this if we consider the new covenant as being contained in a perfect way in Christ Himself. He is radically the new covenant.1

excerpt from Response in Christ

Note:  1.  Cf. Bernard Cooke, "Synoptic Presentation of the Eucharist as Covenant Sacrifice" in Theological Studies, Vol. 21, (1960), p. 36.


    Christ as man – in the name of all men, for all men – perfectly receives God's communication of Himself in grace. This is the first movement of covenant life, downward from God to man. In the second movement of covenant, man's response, we again see Christ as central. As man, Christ makes the perfect response to God for all men. This response of Christ includes both His love for His Father and His relationship in love with men. His entire life was itself this perfect response. His life, submerged in a constant, loving conformity to His Father's will, was and is the perfect incarnate response which man is called upon to make to his covenant God.

excerpt from Response in Christ


    The response which Christ made was centered in His death and Resurrection. These two events contained the whole of Christ's life and are intimately united. Everything which Christ did previous to Calvary was a preparation for Calvary and consequently shared its redemptive value. The Resurrection was in one way or another the completion of the work of Calvary. Since Christ's perfect response to the Father culminated in His death-resurrection, it is evident that Christ's life involved a transition just as did the life of the Jewish people in the old covenant. This transition of the Israelites was manifested in the exodus from Egypt. In fact, Christ's transition in death-resurrection was a fulfillment of the Jewish exodus; and just as the transition of the Jews marked a passage from a lower to a higher type of existence, so did Christ's transition or passover have this characteristic.

    What was Christ's transition? Before Christ experienced death, He was limited by the sinfulness of the world into which He had immersed Himself in His Incarnation. He loved men, and He loved to be in their midst, and in the midst of their world. But He did suffer from the sinfulness of this world. Sinless though He Himself was, He was in certain ways affected and limited by sin. Indeed, sin destroyed Christ in his mortal existence. This shows us the degree to which Christ was limited by or "hemmed in" by the world's sinfulness. But through the passageway of His death, Christ passed beyond the limitations He had experienced in His mortal life. He conquered sin, and He rose into a more perfect type of life, that of the Resurrection. In such a life He could no longer suffer, He could no longer be "limited" by the sinful aspect of the world...

    The Christian, then, shares in the life of Christ's Resurrection. But if he participates in the Resurrection of Christ he must also share in Christ's death, since death is the way to Resurrection. St. Paul tells us: "We are dead to sin, so how can we continue to live in it? You have been taught that when we were baptised in Christ Jesus we were baptised in his death; in other words, when we were baptised we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too might live a new life." (Rm 6:2-4).

excerpt from Response in Christ


    Through Baptism therefore the Christian is incorporated into Christ's death-resurrection. Baptism pledges the Christian to die to sin and ideally to all that is not in accordance with God's will, even though sin is not involved. Baptism also pledges the Christian to live vitally his new life in Christ, his share in Christ's Resurrection. As he is incorporated into Christ through baptism, the Christian is also made a member of the Church. Awareness of this simultaneous incorporation into both Christ and the Church emphasizes for the Christian the fact that his life of holiness in Christ is to be lived out in community. In other words, the Christian lives in Christ within the People of God, within the Church. This stress of contemporary spirituality upon the communal aspect of Christian holiness is firmly rooted in God's revealed truth. Throughout salvation history God has lovingly communicated Himself to man within the covenant framework with its communal dimension. He has also asked for man's response in love within this same covenant framework.

    The Church in union with Christ is the new covenant. Since Christ is the Head of His Church, it follows that the Church with her members must live out the covenant life according to the structure which Christ gives her. The Church has no life, no pattern of life, except that which Christ gives her. This basic pattern or structure is death-resurrection. Christ established the Church by His paschal mystery, His death-resurrection. In so establishing the Church by such an event, Christ also determined how the Church essentially lives out her covenant life down through the ages – through death and Resurrection.

    The Church, then, continues Christ's death-resurrection. She consequently continues the entire mystery of Christ, since Christ's entire life is contained in His passover event.2

excerpt from Response in Christ

2.  The Mystery of Christ is essentially one reality. Any of the individual mysteries implicitly contains the others. For a treatment of this, cf. L. Bouyer, Liturgical Piety (Notre Dame, Indiana: Notre Dame University Press, 1955), pp. 189-190.






                   Wedding at Cana

                   1.  Christ's miracles show the Power of God.

                   2.  God is all powerful.

                   3.  God has all the power.

                   4.  No one can be over God.

                   5.  The First Miracle was performed
                           at the Marriage Feast of Cana
                           in Galilee.

                   6.  Christ changing water into wine
                           was a manifestation of
                           His glory.

                   7.  Jesus' disciples believed in Him.

                   8.  Jesus performed other miracles.

                   9.  Jesus calmed the storm.
                        Jesus walked on the water.
                        Jesus fed five thousand.

                   10. Christ called His disciples.





                   Kingdom of God

                   1.  Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.



The one of Christ, our supreme leader and lord,
the other of Lucifer, the deadly enemy of our
human nature

PRAYER.   The usual preparatory prayer.

137. FIRST PRELUDE.   This is the history. Here it will be that Christ calls and wants all beneath His standard, and Lucifer, on the other hand, wants all under his.

138. SECOND PRELUDE.   This is a mental representation of the place. It will be here to see a great plain, comprising the whole region about Jerusalem, where the sovereign Commander-in-Chief of all the good is Christ our Lord; and another plain about the region of Babylon, where the chief of the enemy is Lucifer.

139. THIRD PRELUDE.   This is to ask for what I desire. Here it will be to ask for a knowledge of the deceits of the rebel chief and help to guard myself against them; and also to ask for a knowledge of the true life exemplified in the sovereign and true Commander, and the grace to imitate Him.



140. FIRST POINT.   Imagine you see the chief of all the enemy in the vast plain about Babylon, seated on a great throne of fire and smoke, his appearance inspiring horror and terror.

141. SECOND POINT.   Consider how he summons innumerable demons, and scatters them, some to one city and some to another, throughout the whole world, so that no province, no place, no state of life, no individual is overlooked.

142. THIRD POINT.   Consider the address he makes to them, how he goads them on to lay snares for men and bind them with chains. First they are to tempt them to covet riches (as Satan himself is accustomed to do in most cases) that they may the more easily attain the empty honors of this world, and then come to overweening pride.

   The first step, then, will be riches, the second honor, the third pride. From these three steps the evil one leads to all other vices.



143.   In a similar way, we are to picture to ourselves the sovereign and true Commander, Christ our Lord.

144. FIRST POINT.   Consider Christ our Lord, standing in a lowly place in a great plain about the region of Jerusalem, His appearance beautiful and attractive.

145. SECOND POINT.   Consider how the Lord of all the world chooses so many persons, apostles, disciples, etc., and sends them throughout the whole world to spread His sacred doctrine among all men, no matter what their state or condition.

146. THIRD POINT.   . . .

                   2.  Christ is the King of the Kingdom.

                   3.  Excerpt from Response in Christ, Chapter 2

    Vatican II reminds us that Christ is not only prophet, but also king: "Christ, becoming obedient even unto death and because of this exalted by the Father. . . , entered into the glory of His kingdom. To Him all things are made subject until he subjects himself and all created things to the Father that God may be all in all."5

     Through His Incarnation, Christ as man became king over creation. In assuming a human nature, He united to Himself man and also the material creation below man. In the words of Teilhard de Chardin, Christ is the physical center of the Universe.6 Through His redemptive sacrifice, which is the culminating act of His Incarnation, Christ strengthened His title as king.

5. Constitution on the Church, No. 36.
6. Cf. Christopher Mooney, Teilhard de Chardin and the Mystery of Christ (New York: Harper & Row, 1966), pp. 70-103.


    Christ has redeemed man, and as a consequence of man's redemption, the whole physical universe has been redeemed.7 The appropriateness of nonrational creation being redeemed together with man himself is evident. In God's original act of creation He gave man dominion over material creation. This part of creation was meant to serve man in his quest for happiness here and hereafter. With the intrusion of sin into God's creation, man and nonrational creation were both affected. Through his misuse of God's creation by sin, man not only puts disorder into himself, but also into the creation which he misuses.

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Note:  7. Cf. S. Lyonnet, "The Redemption of the Universe" in The Church, compiled at the Canisianum, Innsbruck (New York: Kenedy, 1963), pp. 136-156.


    Christ's redemption is meant to restore the disarray caused by man's sinfulness. Christ through His redemptive grace desires to heal more and more the sinfulness of man as this affects man himself and man's relationship to the material universe. Christ as king wants His redemptive grace to spread out and touch deeply man and the physical universe. With grace man relates properly to the material universe, for he more and more brings the material universe back to its role in God's creation, namely, that it serve man in achieving his temporal and eternal happiness. What is man's happiness? Because of the Incarnation, there is now only one destiny for man both here and hereafter. That destiny is a supernatural one in Christ. The material universe, through Christ's redemptive Incarnation, has therefore entered into this supernatural structure. Man and the physical universe have both been marked with the blood of Christ. More and more they are to be Christianized, that is, ever more perfectly drawn into the supernatural order established by Christ and centered in Him.

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    To extend this kingly influence of Christ over creation is the task now of both Christ and His Church. We have long been aware that this means deepening and extending Christ's kingdom as regards man himself. But we are just beginning to realize what it means to extend His kingdom to everything which pertains to man. Vatican II, in opening up the Church to everything which is good in the world, has impressed upon us the fact that the Church, in prolonging Christ's kingly mission, must be deeply involved not only with man himself, but with everything which is of authentic concern to man. The council unmistakably tells us this: "The faithful, therefore, must learn the deepest meaning and the value of all creation, as well as its role in the harmonious praise of God. They must assist each other to live holier lives even in their secular occupations. In this way the world may be permeated by the spirit of Christ and it may more effectively fulfill its purpose in justice, charity and peace."8

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Note:  8. Constitution on the Church, No. 36.


    All within the Church are called to extend the influence of Christ as king. Each member of the People of God has a share in this kingly mission. Each must fulfill his role according to his vocation, talents, opportunities and graces. But fulfill his role he must. No one but the individual Christian in question can fulfill the particular role which God has intended for that individual. The Christian's quest for holiness is thus intimately connected with his response to Christ the king. The more ideally each Christian responds to this call of Christ, the more the entire Church can fulfill her mission of continuing Christ's kingly mission. This mission consists in imprinting the name of Jesus Christ more deeply upon the entire universe, men and matter alike.

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    Christ is prophet, king, and, finally, He is priest. Consequently, the Church must prolong the priestly mission of Christ as well as His prophetic and kingly offices. But because of the centrality of Christ's priestly office in His own life and that of His Church, this theme will receive detailed treatment in the chapter devoted exclusively to the liturgy.

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    The three great offices of Christ as prophet, king and priest are not exclusive of one another. Each of them contains the other. This is so because they are part of the overall mystery of Christ which is radically indivisible. What is this mystery of Christ?  It is God's concrete plan of our redemption in Christ. It is the ultimately mysterious, transcendent, wholely other God desiring to communicate Himself to us in love. It is this same God asking for our response in love. All of this - God's gift of self to man and His request for man's response - all of this is centered in Christ and mediated by Christ. Therefore, we have the term, mystery of Christ.

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                   10.  Victory Song - Revelation 19: 5-10

Then a voice came from the throne; it said, ‘Praise our God, you servants of his and those who fear him, small and great alike.’ And I heard what seemed to be the voices of a huge crowd, like the sound of the ocean or the great roar of thunder, answering, ‘Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.’ The angel said, ‘Write this, "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb," ’ and he added, ‘These words of God are true.’ Then I knelt at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘Never do that: I am your fellow–servant and the fellow–servant of all your brothers who have in themselves the witness of Jesus. God alone you must worship.’ The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.






                   1.  Matthew 17: 1-9

    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’ When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, ‘Stand up, do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus. 

    As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this order, ‘Tell no one about this vision until the Son of man has risen from the dead.’

                   2.  Jesus is the Light of the world.

                   3.  Picture God transfigured
                            before you.

                   4.  I do all this work because He
                            loves me so much.

                   5.  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.


I saw Jesus transfigured here

                   7.  January 9, 1994  

        God the Father speaks:  "My gift to you is My Son.

            This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."

                   8.  ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Mark 9: 7

                   9.  From my writings of January 9, 1996, I write:

"I touched you, God and in this embrace I knew your unending love. I saw Your Body as if it was transfigured and glowing in light and I was lost in Thee."

                   10.  Mark 9: 3

his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them.






                   The Last Supper

                   1.  Matthew 26: 26-28       

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. ‘Take it and eat,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them saying, ‘Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.


    Once again the reader is reminded that through baptism the Christian becomes incorporated into Christ and His Church. Confirmation perfects this incorporation. Although baptism incorporates us primarily into Christ’s death and Resurrection, we again stress that it also unites us with Christ in all His mysteries. This is so because all Christ’s mysteries are essentially one mystery, for none of them stands separately by itself. Consequently, one cannot be initiated into Christ’s paschal mystery without simultaneously being incorporated into all of His mysteries.

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    The fact that all of Christ’s various mysteries are contained in the total mystery of Christ enables the Christian to encounter the entire Christ in the liturgy. Mention of this fact brings us to our next point.

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    In baptism the Christian first encounters and relives the mystery of Christ. He thereby receives a new life. But this life must be nourished. The Christian must constantly re-encounter the mystery of Christ, and this he does chiefly through the eucharistic liturgy. Here the Christian is daily privileged to encounter Christ in the most intimate fashion. Here above all he exercises his priesthood and consequently grows in supernatural vitality. We use the word exercise purposely, since the liturgy is primarily an action, an exercise of the priestly office of Christ.

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    Since the baptized Christian is sacramentally participating in the mystery of Christ at the Mass, his priestly act must be modeled after that of Christ’s. This is true because the life of grace flowing out of the seals of baptism and confirmation is structured according to certain modalities or characteristics based on the life of Christ. This truth was developed at some length in the previous chapter. There we stated that Christ, the head of the Mystical Body, has determined, through His own life of sanctifying grace, the general lines of development according to which His members’ lives of grace grow and mature.

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    Therefore it is evident that the whole of the Christian’s life must be orientated to the Mass and be centered about it; for in Christ we see His entire life centered around His priestly act of Calvary. This is true because His interior sacrificial disposition, the essence of His priestly act, permeated everything in His life.

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    The baptized Christian should also bring his daily life, his whole life, to the eucharistic sacrifice. The Church which assembles about the altar is not a nebulous, ethereal entity, but the Church of this earth. It is the Church of men and women who are immersed in the work of this world. As they gather for the eucharistic sacrifice, they are therefore not removed from the world of their ordinary daily lives to an unreal world of ritual which has no connection with their temporal cares and activities. Rather it is the reality of this ordinary daily life which they bring to offer as priests and victims in union with Christ, priest and victim. In such a manner, then, the eucharistic sacrifice looks to the past life of the Christian.34

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Note:  34. Cf. Jungmann, "Eucharistic Piety" in Worship, Vol. 35 (1961), p. 419.


    Yet the Mass also looks to the future of the Christian. By his participation in the Mass he receives grace to assimilate in a more perfect manner the mystery of Christ. Ideally, each Mass participated in by the Christian should mean that he leaves the eucharistic assembly with a greater Christ-likeness. Thus he takes up his daily life as a more fervent Christ-bearer.

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    The Mass as it looks to both the past and future embraces the Christian’s entire life. It is meant to be lived each minute of the Christian’s life. Durrwell says: "The Mass is said in order that the whole Church and the whole of our life may become a Mass, may become Christ’s sacrifice always present on earth. St. Francis of Sales resolved that he would spend the whole day preparing to say Mass, so that whenever anyone asked what he was doing, he might always answer, ‘I am preparing for Mass’.35

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Note:  35. F. X. Durrwell, In the Redeeming Christ (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1963), p. 63.


We also could resolve to make our whole lives a participation in the divine mystery of the Redemption, so that when anyone puts the question to us, we can always answer, ‘I am saying Mass’."35

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Note:  35. F. X. Durrwell, In the Redeeming Christ (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1963), p. 63.





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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.


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

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