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 17, 2003

November 18th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for November 18th are Glorious.


Sidney Rosary 

November 18, 2003

Tuesday  6:20 p.m. 




Schedule for November 18, 2003


4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayers

4:49 a.m. - Children's Rosary December 25, 1994

5:23 a.m. - Soothing Mary Songs

5:51 a.m. - Mary's Message

5:58 a.m. - Songs in Spanish sung by Fernando

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 a.m. - Songs

7:58 a.m. - Live Rosary from December 13, 1996

9:21 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

10:14 a.m. - Morning Offering

10:18 a.m. - Mary's Message

10:24 a.m. - Nursing Home #4

11:06 a.m. - Seven Sorrows

11:21 a.m. - Children's Rosary March 20, 1997

12:07 p.m. - Songs

1:27 p.m. - Special Messages from Jesus 
                    given to Father Carter

1:55 p.m. - Newsletter 2000 Issue 2 
                    (Suffering: A Source of Life)

3:29 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Songs & Messages October 24, 1995

5:41 p.m. - Mary's Message

5:47 p.m. - Mysteries of Light July 10, 2003 #1

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual



November 17, 2003 - After 7a.m.

Jesus speaks:         I want you to hear these words about community

                            life. In the religious communities one is put

                            in charge over others. If it is a well established,

                            old community, there is that strength in having

                            new recruitees coming to live and grow in the


                                The dysfunction of the leaders and dysfunction

                            of those underneath can effect the community.

                            What is needed is well founded institutions where

                            the leader is so firmly rooted in doing God's will

                            and serving God in the community, where they

                            become a vessel where the rule of life is lived

                            and the person acts as a go-between, between

                            the leaders (ultimately God) and those under them.

                            If the person as leader is in need of serious renewal 

                            themselves they will affect the whole community with

                            their dysfunction, they will relate to those over them

                            in dysfunction and those under them in dysfunction.

                                The way the world today emphasizes the focus 

                            on the self, lack of respect for authority and

                            being out for "number 1" makes living without 

                            dysfunction most difficult in less established 


                                A strong union of those in individual

                            houses must be there all operating functionally

                            in a pure and holy way.

                                Those under those in authority in communities

                            can be very strong-willed and constantly

                            in competition with leaders creating constant

                            tension, as one in a boxing ring, trying to be

                            over the leader and operating in their dysfunctional

                            way trying to get the whole community to do

                            their dysfunctional dance.

                                Let Me tell you a story a man can marry

                            a woman and enforce his dysfunction on

                            her by force of his strong-will.

                                Two others may marry and the woman

                            through ways of manipulation and strong-

                            will force her ways on him, they live

                            in dysfunctional ways.


Ephesians 5: 21-33

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subject to their husbands as to the Lord, since, as Christ is head of the Church and saves the whole body, so is a husband the head of his wife; and as the Church is subject to Christ, so should wives be to their husbands, in everything. Husbands should love their wives, just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy by washing her in cleansing water with a form of words, so that when he took the Church to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because we are parts of his Body. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and the two become one flesh. This mystery has great significance, but I am applying it to Christ and the Church. To sum up: you also, each one of you, must love his wife as he loves himself; and let every wife respect her husband.


November 17, 2003 message continues

Jesus speaks:         In marriage two join to operate

                            functionally, in holy love, growing

                            to be more perfected to be growing

                            as I desire.

                                Many cannot operate functionally in a holy

                            manner in marriages. Many marry to get love

                            rather than give it.

                                In relationships all kinds of dysfunctions

                            can be present. A woman wanting to mother her

                            husband will be met with resistance or he may

                            go in the other extreme because of her willfulness

                            and determination and she end up telling him what

                            to do, "go to bed", "eat your cereal" etc. Why should

                            she be the one telling him what to do? She raises herself

                            up as being "all knowing" and because of her strong-

                            will he surrenders. She is usually looking for

                            ways to dominate others where ever she goes.

                                If a person is this way in communities, they

                            fail to look at themselves and work on others.

                            Where they should be working on their own

                            imperfections, they create imbalances wherever

                            they go, looking to rescue and raising themselves

                            above others. They do not serve purely, there

                            is a "hook" to gain this recognition as one

                            in the know.

                                In communities there is a common goal, to

                            serve this purpose. My way of life in the Shepherds

                            of Christ is clearly defined. A strong core group at

                            each center is connected living this way of life.

                            Communities can become "boxing rings" where

                            the wills of many meet.

                                There must be a strong leader in each

                            community committed to the cause and service

                            of those above and underneath and the overall

                            attitude is love of God, love of others (the world,

                            the Church) love for the leaders and love for those

                            under them. But in this love, one does not sacrifice

                            the ways of the community, the rule of life for the

                            dysfunctional people.

                                Once the community is established, each center,

                            on firm ground, operating with minimal real

                            dysfunction, then there is a strong core there

                            of people living the "rule" and way of

                            life. It is pandemonium if people who

                            were called to establish the rule and set

                            up the communities give into jealousy, envy,

                            power struggles, lack of respect for authority.

                            There must be that one central figure of authority

                            acting as a vessel from the Mother House

                            and the people in the community there.

                                Having not understood authority one in

                            authority may participate weakly allowing those

                            under them to battle for control and the strongest

                            will, will win out because those under are strong-

                            willed and always challenging and fighting for the 

                            leader's seat or in the second case the leader may 

                            operate as a tyrant.

                                In holy communities the rule is established,

                            the leader, being so united to God and dependent

                            on His might, is a loving example for those under

                            them and a vehicle connecting that community

                            to the Mother House and ultimately to a firm

                            commitment and serving God and doing 

                            God's will.

                                Imbalance in communities because of

                            strong-willed persons who have had trouble

                            with authority and wanting their way, rationalizing

                            why their way is the right way is the devil's

                            playground. It challenges the leader constantly

                            and creates the boxing match. Very dysfunctional

                            people may go to any extent to get their will,

                            what manipulation tactics they use will depend

                            on what extent they must go to, to put their

                            familiar, dysfunctional, dance in play.

                                People entering a community sense

                            dysfunction immediately and do not want

                            to stay in that atmosphere because of this

                            there is little or no growth, some faithful

                            normal ones may leave.

                                Anger and force can be used to get people

                            in line, raising ones voice, throwing things,

                            stamping a foot, but what can a leader

                            do with the willful "followers" wanting to

                            establish a way of life according to their

                            ways, or wanting to be in charge because

                            they never wanted to have anyone over them.

                                My communities in the Shepherds of Christ are

                            to be centers of love and devotion to My Sacred

                            Heart, the Heart of Divine Love. I want special 

                            spouses to help Me by living this committed way of

                            life, helping to Spread Devotion to My Sacred Heart

                            and Devotion to My Mother's heart, praying for the

                            priests, the Church and the world.

                                Some can enter, but say to themselves

                            when I get there I will change them to my

                            way of thinking others may say, I will help

                            them all, I know more than them I will

                            show them the way others say, I will bring

                            my wares and this will make me famous etc

                            etc, etc.

                                You enter this community for this purpose, to

                            live a holy life rooted in Devotion to the Sacred

                            Heart and Immaculate Heart praying for the priests,

                            the Church and the world.

                                Some are addicted to excitement and want constant

                            stimulation, fighting, arguing, raising up, teasing,

                            can all create this stimulation.

                                Others come because they love God and believe

                            in the Movement and want to serve in the

                            way I have asked for.

                                The servants and handmaids run the Shepherds of

                            Christ Movement following the messages I have

                            given to Fr. Carter and Rita Ring. Anyone who tells

                            themselves, I am getting messages and acts

                            privately on them can be instruments used by

                            the devil to lead things off.

                                The way of life is clearly defined

                                This was set before Fr. Carter's death.

                                The execution of this Plan is what is

                            the continued work of the Shepherds of Christ.

                                Some cannot follow a simple direction

                            they have to change it so they are in control.

                                My ways of executing this plan, I make

                            clear in the messages given to My

                            Two Messengers.

                                Those who come should be asked clearly, 

                            do you plan to abide by this way of life

                            do you feel you receive messages and

                            intend to try to put your messages to work


                                If the answer is yes to the second question in

                            any way, they may be a very poor candidate 

                            causing much confusion.

                                The plan is set clearly.

                                The execution is in simple measures of

                            reaching the priests with the writings of

                            Fr. Carter and spreading the prayer

                            chapters all over the world in different

                            languages, establishing holy communities

                            all over the world in which the servants

                            and handmaids live in holy centers

                            doing THIS work following the instructions

                            I set forth.

                                I want these writings, messages and prayers

                            and songs to reach the far ends of the earth.

                                Satan comes with distractions to stop

                            this. I don't want you to give into him.

                                Unless there is a strong core group at

                            each center, acting as a vessel between the

                            Mother House and the people, a new recruitee

                            can come with dysfunction and rock your boat.

                                All act in a most perfected family at the

                            centers, united in this mission, not their own,

                            promoting the Ministry, not themselves, and

                            in strength when new recruits come they

                            can grow to be more perfected in the

                            Community. If one comes that is dysfunctional

                            and willful, they will grow and become more

                            perfected like the community or they will 

                            leave. New dysfunctional recruits will not

                            rock the community, nor will those in the

                            community start dancing to the dysfunction

                            of a strong-willed new recruitee. The atmosphere

                            will be the way of life always and others can

                            join forces or leave if it is too difficult

                            to change their dysfunctional ways.

                                I want holiness I want My centers

                            to be rooted deeply in service leading others

                            to this work and growing in deeper holiness.

                                So far you have struggled to create this

                            firm footing at the Centers. This is paramount.

                            Rosie is in charge of Florida, Joe Lee is helping

                            to establish this deep footing there.

                                A house was built on solid ground and when

                            the wind blew it did not move.

                                If a house is built of sticks when the

                            big bad wolf comes, he will blow it away.

                                Fighting the authority to raise up is a

                            trick of satan look at Adam and Eve. The

                            devil is waging a battle in your world getting

                            people all over the world to raise up

                            over the authority.

                                I am the one giving the messages in this

                            Movement. John W. is the head servant,

                            Emily is the head of the handmaids.

                                You are to establish strong centers of love, 

                            where people want to come and worship God in

                            China before the Blessed Sacrament

                            24 hours a day, praying for the Movement

                            and the priests, the Church and the world.

                                These centers are to be centers of peace.

                              Florida is a place where people can come

                          and see Me and your Mother Mary

                          as she appears to her children from

                          all over the world.

                              All there serving should be united in

                          this holy purpose, growing to be

                          more perfected in their ways of loving.

                                This is My message today.

November 17, 2003




There are seven levels of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

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

  2. Apostles are members who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.

  3. Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.

  4. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this Movement to the world.

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

  1. Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is the involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.

  2. Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.


  3. We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.

   Whatever one's level of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, all share in promoting the overall goal of the Movement. This goal is to help in the spiritual renewal of the Church and the world. All varied ministries of the Movement are directed toward this purpose. The spirituality which the Shepherds of Christ Movement presents to its members and to those outside the Movement through its various ministries is very basic. This spirituality is explicitly Trinitarian and Christocentric. Our spirituality helps others, especially priests, to develop a very deep union with Jesus, this Jesus Who leads us to the Father in the Holy Spirit with Mary at our side. Our spirituality is deeply Eucharistic. We stress very much participation in the Mass and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We also emphasize the extremely important role of prayer in the spiritual life. Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, especially consecration to Their Hearts, is also a most important and central element. We are very much interested in helping to bring the Fatima message to completion, a message which has consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary at its very core.




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