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November 3, 2011

November 4th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for November 4th are Glorious.


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                Given November 2, 2011

                R. We see personal relationships in the life              
                of Jesus, Lazarus, Mary, Martha,
                the Apostles —

                    Persons were at the center of Jesus'
                existence. Jesus didn't come to earth
                and show us how He operated alone —
                He came to earth — in the Holy Family —
                His Mother visiting Elizabeth when
                Jesus was still in the womb —
                We see Jesus' interaction with John the Baptist.
                We see Jesus' interaction with
                    the Apostles, teaching them to
                    carry on His work. Jesus had friends,
                Jesus worked amongst people —
                Jesus healed, Jesus visited,
                Jesus taught, Jesus loved,
                Jesus gave — Jesus worked in
                community —
                Jesus obeyed the Father's will —

                Jesus showed us friendship was
                upper most in His life, at the
                Center — Jesus' friendship was
                not lording Himself over them —
                Jesus loved them —
                Jesus served them —
                Jesus was compassionate —

                His life was a life of giving Himself.
                Jesus' life was a life of love.
                Jesus' life was a life of service —

                Jesus loved His friends mightily —
                He was a lover in His interaction
                    with others.

                Jesus was a tremendous lover —
                Jesus, God-made-man, came to love
                    and to be loved by human
                    creatures —

                Jesus walked with men —
                Jesus talked to human creatures —
                    He respected their dignity.

                Jesus realized the Father's Plan perfectly —
                He showed us how the Father
                    intended a man to be a man —
                    gentle, loving, a friend,
                    true to His word,
                    peaceful, strong,
                    respecting others,
                    tender —
                    eating with them - lots —
                    walking with them.

                He showed us love.
                He Himself loved —
                He loved tenderly.
                He, the most perfect man.
                He loved selflessly,
                    so intimately, beautifully.
                He showed us love in so many
                    different ways
                    in so many different settings —

                He loved everyone and respected
                    their dignity, their uniqueness.
                He loved mightily in pain and
                He loved mightily in joy and
                He was consistent, considerate —

                He sent time with His Apostles —
                Jesus was with persons.
                He loved and gave His all
                    until His death.
                Jesus came to serve, not to be
                His attitude was service —
                He worked and healed and taught
                    and He grew tired from
                    working. He labored. He was a
                    carpenter. He forgave sins.
                He healed the sick.
                He comforted those who needed
                He comforted the rejected.
                Jesus was priest, prophet
                    and King —

                Christ gave His best whatever
                    it was —
                Christ was consistent —
                Jesus was forming community —
                He was establishing the Church.
                Christ was forming the People
                    of God —

                The Church was to act as a leaven
                    in the world —
                    to bring unity and love
                    among all men —
                    to strengthen that unity and
                    love in the world by the members
                    of the Church, His People.

                Jesus came the Savior —
                Jesus wanted the world to
                be turned around to be as the
                Father intended. He came to
                build up, to deepen man's
                capacity for real life.

                Jesus was a happy man —
                Happiness is found in knowing
                    God —
                God gave us a human heart to

                Jesus, the perfect man, shows us
                    the tremendous giving love
                    of His tender Heart.

                Jesus shows us how He walked
                    hand-in-hand in unity
                    and love to build the Church.

                Jesus suffered as much as a man
                    could suffer, rejection,
                    enemies, wounds, beatings
                    and He knew the suffering
                    He would undergo in His Divine
                    Knowing and He was happy —
                    walking with men, being in
                    community — living and loving
                    with people, eating with
                    them — Jesus suffered as much
                    as is possible to suffer —

                But Jesus taught us suffering
                    is not incompatible with

                Jesus was the happiest man of
                    all times —

                Jesus lived life to the full —
                Jesus lived deeply
                Jesus lived in joy and happiness —

                Jesus lived a most beautiful life
                    in truth and goodness.

                The Holy Spirit wants to fashion us in
                    the image of Jesus —
                    to live the mysteries of Christ
                    in our life —

                We must open ourselves to the
                    touch of the Holy Spirit.

                The Holy Spirit wants to form us in the
                    image and likeness of God —

                This is God's will —


Genesis 1: 26-27

     God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

    God created man in the image of himself,
    in the image of God he created him,
    male and female he created them.


Romans 8: 28-29

We are well aware that God works with those who love him, those who have been called in accordance with his purpose, and turns everything to their good. He decided beforehand who were the ones destined to be moulded to the pattern of his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;


                R. Healing

                Pray in the context of the Eucharist —

                Healing the family tree. We want to
                pray to get at the root of the evil and
                cast it out.

                We look at sins in our own life that
                    effects our children.


  Exodus 34: 6-7

Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy, maintaining his faithful love to thousands, forgiving fault, crime and sin, yet letting nothing go unchecked, and punishing the parent’s fault in the children and in the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation!’ 


                R. We can lie about our sin —
                We need to come clean —
                To repent for any evil we have done —
                Tell God we are sorry —

                We need to pray for our ancestors.


John 1: 12

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believed in his name


                R. Pray for divorces in the marriages
                    and healing, pray for what
                    sin was done —


  Exodus 34: 6-7

Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy, maintaining his faithful love to thousands, forgiving fault, crime and sin, yet letting nothing go unchecked, and punishing the parent’s fault in the children and in the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation!’ 


                R. Pray for the Father's family
                    divorces —
                    unhappy marriages —
                    killing babies —



                November 3, 2011

Mysteries of Light

The Mass for Healing a Wounded Relationship
Healing a Heart Scorned

                Baptism of Jesus

                1. Matthew 3: 13-17

Then Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him, with the words, ‘It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that uprightness demands.’ Then John gave in to him. 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.’ 

                2. R. Come Holy Spirit, Come Fill the
                    Hearts of the Faithful
                    and renew the face of the
                    earth —

                3. R. God tells us

                    Matthew 3: 17  ...‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’

                4. R. God the Father sent His only
                    begotten Son into the
                    world —
                    Jesus took flesh.

                5. R. My heart is ready Lord, to
                    be in prayer and declare
                    Your works to the people —
                    For You gave and gave to us here —
                    God created us in Your image
                        and likeness and we want to
                        be truthful and faithful
                        for all You have given to us.

                6. R. Oh God help us as Christians
                    to witness to You —
                    To grow ever more in our
                        Christ-life and to
                        be Your instrument
                        as we live in this
                        world —
                        loving You,
                        Being this witness to You
                        in this world.

                7. R. For 'witness' to You is the word —
                    Jesus is gentle —
                    Jesus came and showed us His
                        selflessness, among
                    Jesus showed us how He
                        walked with His friends.
                    Jesus showed us how He was
                        happy, loving and
                        teaching and being
                        in community.

                8. R. Jesus came to establish His
                    Church — to establish
                    the people of God —
                    to have men unite as
                    His witnesses in community —

                9. R. In working with others we
                        learn about ourselves —
                        we are achieving self-knowledge,
                        self-identity in proper
                        relationships with others —
                    It is the Father's will we live
                        and work in love in the
                        world amongst our brothers —
                        to bear fruit for His Kingdom.

                10. Sing: Come with Me into the Fields

                R. We learn in living in the world,
                    with others, about ourselves —
                    our strengths, our weaknesses,
                    our talents and our personalities.

                    Encounter with others is
                    particularly important in arriving
                    at self-knowledge and self-

                    To know oneself — to open ourselves
                    to another —
                    Going out of ourselves —
                    Being vulnerable - also
                    We in quiet prayer enter into
                    ourselves, reflecting, praying,
                    asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to us
                    the Father's will for us —
                    our uniqueness —
                    praying for grace to live
                    amongst others — to relate —
                    to love — to laugh — to
                    give that unique contribution
                    in the world, amongst communication
                    and interaction with others.
                    To be true to ourselves admitting
                    in humility what is in us that
                    is evil and needs to change and
                    what is good in us and praising

                    We are a work in progress — Like
                    a statue being molded more and
                    more in that image and likeness
                    through the power of the Holy Spirit —
                    Holy Spirit come - mold me into the
                    image of Jesus more and more —
                    I am ready to be formed more
                    into the son or daughter
                    God the Father intended me to be —


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 Marriage at Cana

                1. John 2: 1-10

The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited. And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the feast had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ Jesus said, ‘Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come yet.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’  There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ and they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, ‘Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.’ They did this; the president tasted the water, and it had turned into wine. Having no idea where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew—the president of the feast called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone serves good wine first and the worse wine when the guests are well wined; but you have kept the best wine till now.’ 

                2. R. We can be blind — never going inside
                    in prayer and letting those
                    we live with show us about

                    Parents are for bringing children
                    into the world and raising
                    them, but too often, dysfunctional
                    ways, control, perfectionism,
                    anger, two head-strong parents fighting
                    for their way - can leave a little
                    child wounded because of their
                    imperfections and selfishness —
                    learning to live for some and
                    defending themselves at 5 and
                    6 can have life long repercussions
                    to a little boy or girl learning
                    to stuff feelings while a battle
                    of wills goes on around them and
                    they better stay out of the way —
                    One can act like a surrogate
                    friend to one parent, causing
                    problems there —
                    Children have needs and parents
                    are to learn to get along and take
                    care of children —

                    It is interesting Christ's first
                    miracle was at a wedding —
                    He, at the intercession of His
                    Mother, changed water into

                    Living as husband and wife is
                    certainly challenging when both
                    want their own way —
                    We see the statistics of divorces
                    attest to these austere issues
                    for a person cannot live without
                    their own way so much or
                    with the other — despite children
                    they get a divorce —
                    Have those problems in individuals
                    ceased now that they have
                    split or can one be more
                    determined to do it their way —
                    leaving with a very wounded
                    heart —

                    Jesus tells us about divorce
                    in the Gospel and we see
                    some people had to separate
                    and the Church gives
                    annulments in certain
                    cases, but the wounds,
                    the failure felt can freeze
                    ones feelings and healing is

                    So we have the Mass for
                    healing our wounded hearts.
                    The Eucharist!!
                    The blood of Jesus, this is
                    the most powerful healing

                    To pour out ones needs at
                        Mass for healing —
                        to pray to the Holy Spirit
                        to help us to heal by the
                        Blood of Jesus at the

                    Jesus' first miracle was at
                        a wedding.

                3. R. The devil can also tempt people
                    at Mass, to be angry,
                    sit in the pew and ignore
                    the Divine Almighty God
                    truly present and
                    fill our minds with the
                    clanging anger satan
                    wants because he hates
                    love —

                    The devil wants to stop community
                        prayer, He doesn't want
                        unity, doing God's will —

                    He wants someone doing things
                        not right over authority —

                    Satan wants to stamp out love
                        and turn it to hate, division
                        selfishness — "My way or the

                4. R. God has given us rules to follow.
                    When one wants to be humble —
                        they pray to see their faults
                        and to work in God's will
                        with others.

                5. R. If life is a series of living
                    controlling others so we are
                    on top, we will have a lot to
                    learn —

                    In heaven God the Father, Son,
                    and Holy Spirit are on
                    top and there is perfect
                    conformity to the will
                    of God in love —

                    All other feats we try to win
                        at here are futile —

                    If we don't learn to let down
                        walls and learn to advance
                        in the ways inside of us
                        that need to change to
                        live in God's will in love.

                6. R. Heaven is for lovers.
                    Heaven is unity —

                7. R. The devil hates God —
                    The devil hates anyone
                        going to Mass, praying
                        in community —
                        loving and serving God.

                8. R. The devil is real —
                    He uses people by tempting
                    them in jealousy and
                    the energy of intense
                    anger toward another —
                    projected from old angry
                    unhealed wounds is satan's
                    play-yard to advance ahead —
                    full steam and that steam
                    is a very negative energy —
                    felt at Mass, prayer groups,
                    family gatherings —

                    The person becomes good at
                        entering a room — satan
                        talking in their heads
                        and they stay in
                        anger like a bomb
                        ready to explode —

                    Anger like this in Church
                        delights satan, at
                        gatherings amongst
                        people who are to be united.
                        It takes learning to wait
                        in front of others in anger
                        like this, to hold out to try to
                        force a reaction of an innocent
                        other for your anger, your negative
                        tension that is being projected at
                        the other — like holding a loaded
                        gun to them.

                9. Jesus: At the Marriage Feast I changed
                        water to wine —
                        At Mass bread and wine
                        is changed into My
                        Body and Blood —

                    This is called transubstantiation.

                    Men are to come to Mass —
                        Remember My death and
                            resurrection —

                    Dying to sinful ways
                        and rising to greater
                        life in Me —

                    Being angry for months and
                        weeks is against My
                        commandment of love.

                    No one can heal a wound
                        that they do not recognize
                        and attend to if attention
                        is needed to heal.

                10. Jesus: Hidden anger is like
                        gun powder to satan —
                        He tempts the person to
                        load their gun and point
                        it at another —

                    If they are passive-aggressive —
                        they hold their gun
                        pointed at another until
                        the other screams, then
                        they have passively attacked
                        without really doing
                        anything they surmise —

                    Holding out to make others
                        suffer for your old
                        anger is evil and needs
                        healing —

                    The greatest healing for anger and
                        jealousies is to pray to God
                        for healing at Mass —

                    The Mass can heal relationships —
                        but you must be truthful,

                    Praying to the Holy Spirit helps a person
                        if they beg Him for help.
                        He will give you openings
                        to see and they peel
                        away hard hearts like
                        the layers of an onion —
                    As you tell the truth about
                        what is inside of you.

                    I am Jesus — Let your hearts be
                        more and more like Mine —

                    Hearts were made to live and
                        love —

                    These are the Mysteries of Light —
                    Get out of the locked closet and live!


                The Kingdom of God

                1. Jesus: In pride Eve gave into the

                    You have original sin and
                        that is taken away with
                        baptism, but its effects
                        are still there —

                    The wounded human nature
                        is weak,
                    There is a tendency toward
                        sin —

                    Humility is truth —
                    A person with humility does
                        not lie —

                    Satan tempts people to
                        lie and they give in —
                        lying becomes easier and
                        easier and habits of
                        lying are vices hard to

                    Stretching things so
                        people like you, listen
                        to you.

                    Making things look worse
                        to make people

                    I am the way, the truth and
                        the life —
                    You are to live in the truth
                    A person can lie out of
                    habit, not answer a question
                    to conceal the information one
                    is entitled to — to start combat.

                    Building My Kingdom means you
                        pray to the Holy Spirit to help
                        you to be truthful —

                    The more one, you are with God,
                        filled with the Holy Spirit, the
                        more truthful you are —
                        open in harmony to work
                        truthfully to serve God.

                2. Jesus: Building the Kingdom of God takes
                        seeking God's will and
                        not bending the rules
                        to fit your tainted vision —
                        In that tainted vision you
                        give into — lack of obedience
                        to just authority —

                    You are cutting off the
                        power of God moving
                        the mountain that
                        comes through just

                    Then you have chosen
                        satan as your
                        counsel —

                3. Jesus: The Kingdom of God is
                    built on Truth —
                    The Kingdom of God is built,
                        on obedience of just
                        authority over you —
                    I come to this earth, a baby -
                    I died on the cross — doing
                        My Father's will.

                4. Jesus: Focus on My abundant love —
                    Feast on My riches, not
                        on the food given to
                        the pigs because of
                        your need to leave your
                        Father's house and write
                        your own rules —
                        opposed to the Father's will.

                5. Jesus: The rule of My Father's House
                        is obedience to His will —
                    The rule of My Father's House
                        is love —

                    I outpour My life to the
                        thirsty souls seeking
                        Me —
                    The more you are abundantly
                        filled with My life —
                        The more you live virtuously.

                6. Jesus: I feed you with the
                    Bread of Life, but you
                    can't have a hard
                    shut down heart —

                    Harken to Me, now and
                        Rejoice, shout in
                        shouts of Joy and
                        Freedom —

                    Seeking your Father's will
                        in love —

                    Be a little child of the
                        Father —

                    You can live your whole
                        life locked in a
                        gilded cage

                7. Jesus: Two people join in love to
                    get married and they are
                    to be one —

                    Marriage is to help strengthen
                        the Church —
                        As children come —
                        There is a family of love —
                        Children growing in love —

                    Religious marry Me —
                    I am their Spouse —
                    Their children are the
                        people of the Church,
                        the world —

                8. Jesus: If one does not learn to go out
                    of themselves in love they
                    will have a problem
                    in either vocation:
                    married, religious.

                    Religious are not for wounded
                        persons to stay wounded —
                        they are to be vibrant —
                        filled with the Holy Spirit —
                        alive —
                        teaching others as witnesses
                            about love, unity
                            and community
                        teaching about obedience to
                            God's rules because
                            religious live obedient to
                            a superior —

                    Obedience is paramount —
                    Structure and order to
                        build any community
                        of love —

                    There must be a superior,
                        a father and mother in
                        the family —

                    Man does not say — I answer
                        to nobody — I can do
                        as I please.

                9. Jesus: The Building of My Kingdom
                    The Strength needed in
                        My Church —
                        comes from strong
                        women and men in love
                        with Jesus —
                        families where moms and
                            dads deeply love
                            each other and
                            their children —

                    To build a Kingdom based
                        on love
                        there must be
                            Hearts of Love —

                    Satan wants souls for hell —
                    He tells men, be selfish —
                        Caved in —
                        Isolated —
                        Get your way —
                        Work alone —
                        Don't communicate —
                        Control others —
                        Force your dysfunction
                            on others — your rules
                            Working together that is My Plan.

                10. Jesus: Building the Kingdom of God is
                    done in love —
                    I am LOVE —
                    I built community —
                    I establish the Church —
                    I worked with people —
                    I loved them
                    I came to serve
                        not be served —
                    Are you higher than God?
                    I washed their feet —
                    I knelt before these men —
                    I died on a cross —
                    I carried your sins —
                    I give you Myself —
                    I give and give and give
                        and give —
                    I am Jesus —
                    I am God —

                    This is what you must do to
                        build My Kingdom — follow Me.


                The Transfiguration

                1. R. And He was changed before
                    them —

                2. R. Now He gave His teachings
                    and the Father said
                    "Listen to Him."

                3. R. The voice of the Father was
                    "This is My beloved Son
                        in whom I am
                        well pleased -
                    Listen to Him"

                4. Romans 5: 5-11

and a hope which will not let us down, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. When we were still helpless, at the appointed time, Christ died for the godless. You could hardly find anyone ready to die even for someone upright; though it is just possible that, for a really good person, someone might undertake to die. So it is proof of God’s own love for us, that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. How much more can we be sure, therefore, that, now that we have been justified by his death, we shall be saved through him from the retribution of God. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more can we be sure that, being now reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. What is more, we are filled with exultant trust in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.

                5. Jesus: I have given you vocations to
                    work with others —
                    . to love God's will —
                    . to grow to be more what the
                        Father intended you
                        to be
                    . to die to your evil ways
                        and to be more perfected
                    . to love and work with others,
                        reaching out in
                        these vocations
                    . to be obedient to God's
                    . to put aside selfishness
                        and isolation
                    . to help build the Church
                        in love, obedience
                        and truth and the Church
                        being leaven in
                        the world of My
                        truth, My love
                        and obedience to the

                6. R. The Person who gives into satan
                    over and over again can see
                    how in the Old Testament the people
                    rebelled against God and
                    they suffered.

                    Jesus healed the leapers —
                    He gives us the priest who can
                        forgive mortal sins in

                    The evil one lies about what
                        is right and what is wrong —
                        he tries to show right is
                        wrong and wrong is right.

                    He is deceptive trying to make
                        communication and facts
                        hidden as one can play
                        a game of control.                   

                7. R. Satan wants man to see power for
                    himself over God's will —
                    Satan can tap into old situations
                    where one has lost power —
                    from mom and dad,
                    relationships, at work
                    and the person tries to get
                    power back where they lost
                    it from innocent others.
                    Trying to provoke another
                        to anger is wrong —
                        it is not loving as God
                        commands —

                8. R. Jesus showed the Apostles
                    Himself transfigured
                    Fr. Carter would say to me —
                    You would fall over if you
                    saw your own graced soul
                    with all its beauty.

                9. R. This life is short and every day
                    is a day to focus on dying
                    to the ways - not like Jesus
                    and rising more and more to
                    be in His image and likeness.

                10. R. A person who doesn't want to
                    change — will not change —
                    he has a free will —
                    We see Moses and the Pharaoh
                    and the plagues. Moses
                    told the Pharaoh to "let my people go"
                    but nothing would change the
                    Pharaoh's stubbornness.

                    Finally it says this in scripture          

Exodus 11: 4-10

Announcement of the death of the first–born

    Moses then said, ‘Yahweh says this, "At midnight I shall pass through Egypt, and all the first–born in Egypt will die, from the first–born of Pharaoh, heir to his throne, to the first–born of the slave–girl at the mill, and all the first–born of the livestock. And throughout Egypt there will be great wailing, such as never was before, nor will be again. But against the Israelites, whether man or beast, never a dog shall bark, so that you may know that Yahweh discriminates between Egypt and Israel. Then all these officials of yours will come down to me and, bowing low before me, say: Go away, you and all the people who follow you! After which, I shall go." ’ And, hot with anger, he left Pharaoh’s presence. 

    Yahweh then said to Moses, ‘Pharaoh will not listen to you, so that more of my wonders may be displayed in Egypt.’ Moses and Aaron worked all these wonders in Pharaoh’s presence, but Yahweh made Pharaoh stubborn, and he did not let the Israelites leave his country.


                    R. God gives us grace when people
                        pray for us, but the more
                        we sin, the deeper the
                        scales on our spiritual
                        eyes and
                        if God decides to let us
                        operate without those
                        gifts He may be gifting
                        us with —

                    We can see that when left to
                        our own wounded human
                        nature and obstinacies
                        we can fall fast.

                    Pharaoh was obstinate —

                    Look what happened to him —

                    No earthly king can ever
                        rule over Jesus —
                        He is the King of heaven
                        and earth —

                    Why do we oppose His will —
                        He has a plan — we need to
                        try to see through God's eyes —
                        to be more and more that ideal
                        self that God created us to be.


                The Institution of the Eucharist

                1. R. God has called us to relationships —
                    Our whole life lived in relating
                    to others —
                    Going out of ourselves —
                    Jesus shows us love in giving
                        us the Eucharist.

                2. Jesus: I give you My Body —
                    I give you My Blood —
                    I give you a sharing in My
                        life in baptism —
                    I want to be one with you!
                    You can't say you love God
                    when you aren't loving your

                    Heaven is for lovers.
                    Your whole life learning about
                        relationships, ways of the
                        heart, with God and others —

                    You need to work with others and
                        have this self-knowledge
                        of what you need to change —
                        lying to yourself keeps
                        you in greater blindness
                        lies are from satan —                       

                3. Jesus: I have created you to give
                        yourself to God and others —
                        the world suffers for your
                        lack of love to hoard your
                        unique gift of loving that
                        is to make a contribution
                        to the Church and the world.

                4. Jesus: I remain with you this day
                        and give you Myself in
                        the Eucharist —
                        then satan tells you to be
                        caved in, selfish, and hoard
                        your gifts.


                        Excerpt from the Priestly Newsletter

November/December 1995

On Suffering

In God’s plan, suffering is meant to lead to greater life. God tells us this with absolute clarity as we look at Jesus, the Suffering Servant. The cross of Jesus was not an end in itself, but a means to greater life for the whole human race. Our own sufferings can either be wasted or used to achieve greater life for ourselves and others. Dom Hubert Van Zeller observes: “Men and women who might be turning their afflictions over to God, who have only to unite themselves in spirit with Christ’s passion, are found so often to stop short, and even to make of their trial further matter for selfishness. Even if we do not rebel positively against God’s providential will, we can become so preoccupied with our troubles as to leave God out of account.

“Instead of making us compassionate for others we can squander compassion on ourselves. Suffering is meant to enlarge our hearts, not shrink them. With suffering goes the grace of patience, peace, fortitude, penitence and love. All this can be missed if we make the mistake of turning in upon ourselves as the result of our trials.

“To the Jews the cross was a stumbling-block, and to the gentiles foolishness. What is it to us? Often it can be an emblem merely, the significance of the symbol forgotten. The cross is something in which we are, by reason of our Christian inheritance, inextricably involved. Do we yield to it or harden ourselves against it? The cross is not just two planks fitted together on a certain day in the history of the world, and of all the relics which we venerate the most sacred, but a fact of our human experience which may or may not be sacred according to what we do about it.”13

To suffer properly, to use suffering according to God’s will and thereby grow through it, demands that we be persons of prayer. The light which God gives us in prayer helps us to see the purpose of suffering in His plan. The strength given to us in prayer helps us to live accordingly.


November/December 1996 (excerpt)

In Memory of Henry Nouwen

    The recent death of Fr. Henri Nouwen, one of the most widely read of contemporary spiritual writers, offers us a special occasion to share with you the following excerpts from his voluminous writings:

  •     "There are two realities to which you must cling. First, God has promised that you will receive the love you have been searching for. And second, God is faithful to that promise.
        "So stop wandering around. Instead, come home and trust that God will bring you what you need. Your whole life you have been running about, seeking the love you desire. Now it is time to end that search. Trust that God will give you that all-fulfilling love and will give it in a human way. Before you die, God will offer you the deepest satisfaction you can desire. Just stop running and start trusting and receiving."4

  •     "Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply. You might be afraid of the pain that deep love can cause. When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken. But that should not hold you back from loving deeply. The pain that comes from deep love makes your love ever more fruitful."5

  •     "The first response, then, to our brokenness is to face it squarely and befriend it. This may seem quite unnatural. Our first, most spontaneous response to pain and suffering is to avoid it, to keep it at arm's length; to ignore, circumvent or deny it. Suffering-be it physical, mental or emotional-is almost always experienced as an unwelcome intrusion into our lives, something that should not be there"
        "When this is, indeed, our spontaneous attitude toward our brokenness, it is no surprise that befriending it seems, at first, masochistic. Still, my own pain in life has taught me that the first step to healing is not a step away from the pain, but a step toward it. When brokenness is, in fact, just as intimate a part of our being as our chosenness and our blessedness, we have to dare to overcome our fear and become familiar with it. Yes, we have to find the courage to embrace our brokenness, to make our most feared enemy into a friend and to claim it as an intimate companion. I am convinced that healing is often so difficult because we we don't want to know the pain. Although this is true of pain, it is especially true of the pain that comes from a broken heart. The anguish and agony that result from rejection, separation, neglect, abuse and emotional manipulation serve only to paralyze us when we can't face them and keep running away from them. When we need guidance in our suffering, it is first of all a guidance that leads us closer to our pain and makes us aware that we do not have to avoid it, but can befriend it."6

  •     "Prayer is often considered a weakness, a support system, which is used when we can no longer help ourselves. But this is only true when the God of our prayers is created in our own image and adopted to our own needs and concerns. When, however, prayer makes us reach out to God, not on our own but on his terms, then prayer pulls us away from self-preoccupation, encourages us to leave familiar ground, and challenges us to enter into a new world which cannot be contained within the narrow boundaries of our mind or heart. Prayer, therefore, is a great adventure because the God with whom we enter into a new relationship is greater than we are and defies all our calculations and predictions. The movement from illusion to prayer is hard to make since it leads us from false certainties to true uncertainties, from an easy support system to a risky surrender, and from the many 'safe' gods to the God whose love has no limits."7

4. Henri Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love, Doubleday, p. 12.
5. Ibid., p. 59.
6. Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved, Crossroad, pp. 75-76.
7. Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out, Doubleday, pp. 88-89.

                5. Jesus: I am unveiling the workings
                        of satan in dysfunctional
                        families and marriages
                        in this world —

                    You are commanded to
                        love God and love others
                        as yourself.

                    Heaven is for lovers —

                6. R. We should be able to go out
                        to others and to go in
                        to ourselves, reflect,
                        meditate on God's Plan
                        for us —

                    A person frozen is living an
                        ice-cube existence and
                        growing in greater and greater
                        unhappiness, depression and
                        fear —

                    Soon life is ended and life was
                        not lived at all, but
                        to hide the truth and
                        remain locked in a frozen
                        heart —                       

                7. R. In quiet prayer we can gather
                        up fragments of our
                        lives and throw away
                        those not what God wants and
                        gain greater council from
                        the Holy Spirit of God's Plan for
                        us. Read the Blue Book —

                    Prayer helps us shape our

                    We see how the pieces
                        fit together.

                    We see the mysterious
                        uniqueness God has
                        called us to share in
                        doing His will and loving
                        God and others —

                    We are accountable for
                        our sins and sorry
                        we have offend God
                        and hurt others, the
                        human family, the
                        Church and the world and
                        we pray with a firm
                        purpose of amendment.                       

                8. R. We seek to be more that
                        ideal self God
                        intends us to be and
                        put aside the false
                        self-praying to be
                        all that God wants
                        us to be.

                9. R. We focus on the truth
                        about ourselves —
                        What we need to change —
                        How God has used us to
                        do good to others.

                10. 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



                Jesus: You are not alone —
                I am always with you —
                Do My work —
                Do as I want —
                I called you to be the leader and deliver
                    My way —

                Those who want to help souls will
                    respect My wishes —

                The devil wants My message blocked —
                He will work in those opposing
                    My will — They become
                    driven by power and anger —

                It is crucial men pray to be healed
                    of past hurts —

                Wounds are like fresh to them —
                    and satan works through
                    these wounds which are
                    fueled with age-old anger
                    and fresh.

                The more one holds out in anger — the
                    more they forget these old wounds
                    and project anger on innocent
                    others - with a fury from lost
                    love - due to their own anger —

                You were created to love —

                It is God's will you work in relationships —
                That all old relationships must be healed
                    not stuffed under a rug to
                    be sleeping dogs — that rise
                    like hungry angry dogs in a
                    basement —

                Relationship is the Greatest Commandment —

                The more you give into your being right
                    as your god the more blind you become
                    and satan can work in pent up feelings
                    stuffed and pent up anger —

                Did you see a can — stuffed with rubber
                    bands — If you take off the lid they
                    go all over —

                Stuffed feelings —
                Stuffed anger are like that —

                So the wounded person guards their
                    emotions so they never lose
                    control —
                    or they might fall all over like the
                    rubber bands —

                They can provoke others when they need
                    to express emotions —
                    provoking and provoking to make them
                    angry and act out anger for them —
                    They can be rigid, stiff and controlled —

                But you were created to live, be vibrant,
                    play, laugh
                    you were created to live in the now —

                And that space inside is not to be filled
                    with old wounds, stuffed emotions,
                    stuffed anger —

                You must pray to the Holy Spirit to open that
                        locked vault and be healed —

                To fill that space with the love of God —
                To read My letters of love —
                To be wounded - healers —
                Life is Life rooted in God —
                I am the Divine Healer —

                Depression comes from those
                    depriving themselves of
                    love by living in a locked
                    up hard heart —
                    shut down with pain —

                Addictions come from pain —

                People become addicted to work,
                    sex, misery, anger, control,
                    food because of their pain
                    stashed inside —

                So they use something to not face the
                    pain —

                When self-made loneliness gets to
                    them — they can provoke others
                    to act out their pain —
                    because they can never let down
                    and open that can —

                The rubber bands will go all over they
                    think —

                It is a self-made hell — opposed to God's will,
                    to inflict pain on others, because
                    of your old wounds —

                When living and being kind, loving
                    and relationships are the purpose
                    of life — growing in truth and
                    love — Their fear of being alone
                    makes them possessive in relationships
                    hurting others and blocking God's will —
                    It is a play-ground for satan —

                Greater pain and blindness occur the more
                    one stays shut down —
                    they must want to open up —
                    the past is the past —
                    Survival behaviors are sad, for
                        even though a child or person
                        is out of the place, they developed
                        the survival pattern to live under —
                        they carry it out with innocent
                        others, using means to try to force
                        them to live their dysfunctional way —

                They hurt inside and keep acting out the
                    unfinished business in an
                    attempt to be free of it —

                But it is a dance they do with practice,
                    powered by stuffed pain and
                    desiring to live which is given
                    by God to live, as He wants you
                    to live in love —

                It is complete disharmony inside to God's will —

                A dysfunctional trap and
                Trap for those who they try to make
                    co-dependent —

                Life if not life if it is not rooted
                    in Me and the Father's will and
                    the law of love —              

                They keep choosing relationships
                    where they can act out
                    old patterned behavior.




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Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Shepherds of Christ - Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13-29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 - Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest  
$ 10.00  plus postage

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.) — One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life — From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book—and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00  plus postage

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
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The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5


  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50
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Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.




Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
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Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #1 - CD. - Christ is Our Strength - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our-selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 2
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00
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Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #2 - CD. - Suffering: A Source of Life - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. Fr. Carter knew suffering that year. His voice is so powerful as he read each Newsletter from his heart and soul. "Every man has his own share in the redemption. Each one is also called to share in that suffering through which the redemption was accomplished. He is called to share in that suffering through which all human suffering has also been redeemed. In bringing about the redemption through suffering, Christ has also raised human suffering to the level of the redemption. Thus each man in his suffering can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ..." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Light, Happiness, & Peace
Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
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This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into the spiritual life — an awakening of deeper life IN HIM. Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book. Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City “I am sure that this book, Light, Happiness and Peace through a discussion on traditional Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.” $10

In Imitation of Two Hearts
Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
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In Imitation of Two Hearts - Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts - the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini - help the person suffering to know more deeply the pascal mystery of death/resurrection. President of the Pontifical Council for Health $10

Authenticity - Prayers and Meditations Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
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Authenticity, the Yellow Book of prayers by Fr. John Pasquini, can lead the soul into deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, can lead to greater love of Mary which leads to the unitive life and greater holiness. The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini is to help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life. Apostolic Nuncio – Archbishop – Philippines “With Authenticity, much is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.” $10

Medicine of Immortality
Prayers and Meditations for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
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“In Medicine of Immortality, Father John Pasquini offers his readers the richness of Catholic devotional prayer, the wisdom of the Fathers and, most of all, the fruits of his own prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their love for the Lord, who sustains the life of His Church through the precious gift of His Body and Blood.” Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago $10

Ecce Fides
Pillar of Truth - Dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
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Ecce Fides is a work dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit. "It is important that we (as people of God) return to the source of life, our faith, which is usefully exposed in this volume, and take it out to our contemporaries, evangelizing them and their cultures and inculturating the Gospel." Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City $10


Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters
Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini

$ 35.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ, a book of Spirituality Newsletters, is a compilation of the first nine newsletters from Fr. John J. Pasquini begining in August 2006. The Newsletter has been circulated to the priests and hierarchy spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, promoting love for the Eucharist, greater love for the Church, the Priesthood, Mary and the Holy Spirit, the Mass, Prayer, and greater intimate relationship with God. $35

Authenticity Ocean DVD
The Authenticity Prayer Book is read with the Ocean as a backdrop.
$ 10.00  plus postage

DVD - Prayers from the Authenticity Book read by Rita Ring on the ocean — it is beautiful. 410

Nursing Home Mass DVD
A special mass by Fr. John J. Pasquini for those in nursing homes or homebound.
$ 10.00  plus postage

DVD - A beautiful Mass was done by Fr. John J. Pasquini for Nursing homes and assisted living. It was done at St. Joseph's magnificent chapel — St. Joseph's assisted living in Jupiter, Florida. It last about 33 minutes. We call it the golden Nursing Home Mass from St. Joseph's. $10

Consolation DVD
Give this DVD as a sympathy present.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Consolation by Fr. John J. Pasquini — upon the passing of a loved one. Fr. Pasquini has done a beautiful gift of his most wonderful homily given when someone dear has died. It can be given as a tremendous gift. $10


Divine Mercy Chaplet CD
Give this DVD as a gift.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Divine Mercy Chaplet CD. Prayed by Fr. John J. Pasquini $10

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