Shepherds of Christ  
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November 30, 2008

December 1st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 1st are Glorious.

     

Rita will be doing a retreat in Florida,

 December 4th and 5th.

 

Rita will do a retreat in China,

December 10, 11, 12, and 13th.

 

 

November 30, 2008

                Jesus:

                    My child, I have called you to be
                the leader — to show the wisdom
                I give to you now.

                    You have authority and power to
                do My work here —
                I am with you now —

                    Soak in My presence — I fill
                you with My grace, I give you My
                plan for the Shepherds of Christ Movement —

                    I want you to be obedient and
                do as I ask to help bring to
                completion the mission Mary
                began at Fatima —

                I called you and Fr. Carter to see that this
                mission is followed as I have
                directed.

                    I have called the Shepherds of Christ to help
                bring in this Era of Peace —
                this Era of love.

  

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

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

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

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

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

    

                R. The devil wants disharmony — the
                devil wants people to be angry, to
                be willful, the devil does not want unity and love.

                    The world reflects the disobedience
                of the hearts of many people to the
                Commandments of God — to the Law
                of God.

                God the Father:

                    I have sent Our Lady of Clearwater,
                Our Lady of Life, Our Lady of Fatima
                in the Americas to tell the world
                you are offending Me in your
                disobedience and failure to
                see the atrocity of the aborted
                babies - I give life to —

                    It is in obedience to authority,
                in following the Church, you will
                be able to help in this renewal
                of the Church and the world —

                    Spreading these messages as
                they have been given in the Shepherds of
                Christ (the Blue Books) can lead people
                to know the personal love that
                God has for His people and the love
                that you can have for God in living
                obedient to God's will.

                    You were called to love God with
                your whole heart, your whole soul
                and your whole being —

                    How can you do this in your
                disobedience — Love is obedience
                to God's will in all things —
                Living in peace, serving your heavenly
                Father —

                    The devil is the Father of lies

                    You must be obedient and always
                live in the truth — Read the Word —
                stay rooted to the Church

                    Your obedience pleases Your
                heavenly Father and makes recompense
                to Me for the atrocity of willfulness —
                SIN in this world

                    I call the retreats and prayer services
                in China and Florida to help make
                reparation for the sins of the world
                that gravely offend Me.

                    My beloved ones in the Shepherds of Christ
                I will be your rear guard and fore guard
                in this Mission — serving Me in
                love and in obedience to God's will —
                living — loving your vocation as
                a servant and handmaid and apostle.

                    What is right is right —

                    Don't give into the devil to
                try to turn right into wrong —
                and wrong into right —

                Be honest and loving in all you do

  

1 John 1: 5-10

This is what we have heard from him and are declaring to you:
God is light,
    and there is no darkness in him at all.
If we say that we share in God’s life
while we are living in darkness,
we are lying,
    because we are not living the truth.
But if we live in light,
as he is in light,
we have a share in another’s life,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
cleanses us from all sin.

If we say, ‘We have no sin,’
we are deceiving ourselves,
and truth has no place in us;
if we acknowledge our sins,
he is trustworthy and upright,
so that he will forgive our sins
and will cleanse us from all evil.
If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’
we make him a liar,
and his word has no place in us.

         

  

                            April 16, 1992 - Holy Thursday

                            R. We cannot close the door on the past, we are a product
                            of the past, it is shutting the door on ourselves,
                            We can only grow if we accept the past and
                            learn from it.

                                As in a business, the boss looks back and sees
                                    how he did it before and tries to improve it.
                                    He would never close the door on past
                                    interactions and start everything new.
                                    He can only build on the past so
                                    the company can grow.

                                So too with our lives, we must look to our
                                    past and embrace it to know it well,
                                    it is the key to our happiness and growth.

                                We need both sides of our brain to live
                                    a balanced life one side is the
                                    thinking side and the other side is the
                                    feeling side and expressive side (expression of self),
                                    we need both sides in balance.

                            Jesus: I am the way, the truth and the life
                            no one comes to the Father except through Me.

                                  

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

                                  

                            R. The truth shall set you free. I
                            am speaking the truth, lies are deception
                            and cause confusion and hurt. The truth is
                            that which we need to embrace and spread
                            to have happiness. Covering up of the truth
                            usually is not to our advantage. Covering up the action
                            to protect another person can be enabling them to
                            continue their lewd behavior. In
                            the light of truth  — that which really
                            is, is brought to light and dealt with  —
                            hiding the truth is what allows it to
                            go on. Say for example: in an alcoholic or
                            dysfunctional family you are not protecting the
                            person but enabling them to continue their problem.

                            Jesus: Be of a clean heart and you will not
                            have to cover things up  — love one another and
                            try honestly to give each their just due and there
                            will be nothing to hide. All evils shall be brought
                            to light and all goods shall be revealed
                            in the day of reckoning. Fight a good fight
                            live a good life, love, be kind and be ever
                            attentive to the needs of those around you
                            and you will be blessed with ever lasting happiness.

                                For I say unto you, many are called
                            but few are chosen, it is up to you to follow
                            the path of right. You can do My will or reject
                            My will. My will is the WAY, the TRUTH and the
                            life. The way to a long lived happy life and to
                            experience life is through the truth. The truth
                            in all things. Do unto others as you would want
                            them to do unto you. Love one another and cherish
                            your precious moments you have together.

                                The gift of children are the great
                            gifts of all, in them is life and
                            love and innocence. Cherish these
                            years when they are young and teach them
                            honesty and truth at all cost, for you are
                            molding them to bear fruit. They are My
                            precious gifts to you to have and hold and teach.
                            Your example is the way you teach. Each
                            moment is precious to behold because when
                            it is over it is gone forever. More precious
                            than jewels are the moments of your lives
                            because you will only live the moment
                            now and it is gone forever.

                                Make each moment precious, by
                            loving one another. God is first always  —
                            Before anything else  — any other order is
                            OUT of ORDER and does not work  —
                            any other ORDER is not God's order.
                            His life is simple  — it is not confused,
                            it is simple LOVE AND TRUTH  —
                            these are the jewels of each moment.
                            Do the will of God.

                                I am your God, you shall have
                            no other gods before me  — not WEALTH,
                            FOOD, SEX, DRINK, I am your God
                            and I am first when I am first, I give you
                            everything necessary to live. You are working
                            for Me, I will work in you, I will make
                            your life work, you let go and know I
                            am your captain. I love you and I know
                            what you need to make you happy. I
                            have your best interest at heart. Trust
                            in Me and come to Me and make your
                            ways, My ways. I love you more than
                            any other human person could love you.
                            I love you with My Divine Love. I am your
                            God and you are My precious creation, I
                            made you to love Me and love My other
                            children, do this and I will bless you with
                            peace. I am your God and I love you, forever,
                            every moment in every trial and in every tear.
                            I cried, I cried when Lazarus died. I wept
                            bitterly, I cried when I carried My cross
                            and felt betrayed and hurt, I created your
                            tears as a cleanser for you. A way to release
                            that which builds up in you.

                                I am your God, I hold your hand, I want
                            you to put your head in My lap and weep
                            and come to Me and tell Me of your joy,
                            I want you to be you, created by God, I am
                            there to listen and support and love you.
                            I am your best friend, and I love you more
                            than you can love yourself  — trust Me with
                            your will and your life and I will make it
                            beautiful for you. Be happy and spread
                            your love to each other  — the devil comes
                            with his lies. The devil says "You are not enough, you didn't
                            do enough, you can't do it ." —  I am your God, listen to Me
                            not the devil.  Believe in your life living
                            according to your vocation for My honor
                            and glory. Don't be jealous, angry, envious, mean
                            seeking dominance for dominance sake  —
                            Don't be willful. Do God's will with love.
                            You were created by Me, I LOVE you
                            My precious child.
 

November 30, 2008

                Jesus: You must work harder to believe —
                pray for an increase in faith in Me —
                You will be hopeful and more loving when
                your faith increases --

                    I am the Almighty God — All Powerful
                I love you so much, I died for you —
                I made the stars, the sky, I give
                to you the baby in the womb —
                Why is your faith waning?
                Believe, I am with you, be obedient —
                don't give into your wounded human
                nature and act like Adam and Eve —

                    In your obedience to My Law
                My Commandments, being loving —
                Living by the Father's will lies your
                happiness —

                Seek to be pure as your heavenly Mother
                    is pure —
                    Mary crushes the head of the serpent

  

 

                By the Blood of the Lamb you will
                    conquer satan —

                I have given these writings and rosaries
                    for 17 years to help renew the Church
                    and the world —
                    Most of what I have given is not
                        published —

                The Apostles Manual shows a small sample
                    of 1996 —

                The Red Rosary Book and Blue Book 6A
                    a small sample of My writings given
                    to you for the renewal of the Church
                    and the world —
                    for deeper and deeper life in Me —
                    deeper consecration to My Heart and
                        the Heart of My Mother —

                I am Jesus and I have written to you
                    for 17 years —

                My Mother has appeared over and over
                    again and on the building in
                    Clearwater —

                Read My Word

 

2 Peter Chapter 3

My dear friends, this is the second letter I have written to you, trying to awaken in you by my reminders an unclouded understanding. Remember what was said in the past by the holy prophets and the command of the Lord and Saviour given by your apostles.

First of all, do not forget that in the final days there will come sarcastic scoffers whose life is ruled by their passions. 'What has happened to the promise of his coming?' they will say, 'Since our Fathers died everything has gone on just as it has since the beginning of creation!' They deliberately ignore the fact that long ago there were the heavens and the earth, formed out of water and through water by the Word of God, and that it was through these same factors that the world of those days was destroyed by the floodwaters. It is the same Word which is reserving the present heavens and earth for fire, keeping them till the Day of Judgement and of the destruction of sinners.

But there is one thing, my dear friends, that you must never forget: that with the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not being slow in carrying out his promises, as some people think he is; rather is he being patient with you, wanting nobody to be lost and everybody to be brought to repentance. The Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then with a roar the sky will vanish, the elements will catch fire and melt away, the earth and all that it contains will be burned up.

Since everything is coming to an end like this, what holy and saintly lives you should be living while you wait for the Day of God to come, and try to hasten its coming: on that Day the sky will dissolve in flames and the elements melt in the heat. What we are waiting for, relying on his promises, is the new heavens and new earth, where uprightness will be at home. So then, my dear friends, while you are waiting, do your best to live blameless and unsullied lives so that he will find you at peace. Think of our Lord’s patience as your opportunity to be saved; our brother Paul, who is so dear to us, told you this when he wrote to you with the wisdom that he was given. He makes this point too in his letters as a whole wherever he touches on these things. In all his letters there are of course some passages which are hard to understand, and these are the ones that uneducated and unbalanced people distort, in the same way as they distort the rest of scripture -to their own destruction.

Since you have been forewarned about this, my dear friends, be careful that you do not come to the point of losing the firm ground that you are standing on, carried away by the errors of unprincipled people. Instead, continue to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory, in time and eternity. Amen.

   

1 John Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

The Incarnate Word
and sharing with the Father and the Son

Something which has existed
   since the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our own eyes,
which we have watched
and touched with our own hands,
the Word of life-
this is our theme.
That life was made visible;
we saw it and are giving our testimony,
declaring to you the eternal life,
which was present to the Father
and has been revealed to us.
We are declaring to you
what we have seen and heard,
so that you too may share our life.
Our life is shared with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to you
   so that our joy may be complete.

I: TO WALK IN THE LIGHT

This is what we have heard from him and are declaring to you:
God is light,
    and there is no darkness in him at all.
If we say that we share in God’s life
while we are living in darkness,
we are lying,
    because we are not living the truth.
But if we live in light,
as he is in light,
we have a share in another’s life,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
cleanses us from all sin.

First condition: to break with sin

If we say, ‘We have no sin,’
we are deceiving ourselves,
and truth has no place in us;
if we acknowledge our sins,
he is trustworthy and upright,
so that he will forgive our sins
and will cleanse us from all evil.
If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’
we make him a liar,
and his word has no place in us.    

       

1 John Chapter 2

My children, I am writing this
    to prevent you from sinning;
but if anyone does sin,
we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ, the upright.
He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins,
and not only ours,
but also those of the whole world.

Second condition: 
to keep the commandments, 
especially that of love

In this way we know
that we have come to know him, 
if we keep his commandments.
Whoever says, ‘I know him’
without keeping his commandments, 
is a liar,
and truth has no place in him.
But anyone who does keep his word, 
in such a one
   God’s love truly reaches its perfection.
This is the proof 
that we are in God.
Whoever claims
    to remain in him
must act as he acted.
My dear friends,
this is not a new commandment 
   I am writing for you,
but an old commandment
that you have had from the beginning;
the old commandment
   is the message you have heard.
Yet in another way, I am writing 
    a new commandment for you
—and this is true for you,
    just as much as for him—
for darkness is passing away
and the true light is already shining.
Whoever claims to be in light
but hates his brother
is still in darkness.
Anyone who loves his brother
    remains in light
 and there is in him
    nothing to make him fall away.
But whoever hates his brother
    is in darkness
and is walking about in darkness
not knowing where he is going,
because darkness has blinded him.

Third condition: 
detachment from the world

I am writing to you, children, 
because your sins have been forgiven 
    through his name. 
I am writing to you, fathers, 
because you have come to know 
    the One who has existed 
        since the beginning. 
I am writing to you, young people, 
because you have overcome the Evil One. 
I have written to you, children, 
because you have come to know 
    the Father. 
I have written to you, parents, 
because you have come to know 
    the One who has existed 
        since the beginning. 
I have written to you, young people, 
because you are strong, 
and God’s word remains in you, 
and you have overcome the Evil One. 
Do not love the world 
or what is in the world. 
If anyone does love the world, 
the love of the Father 
    finds no place in him, 
because everything there is 
    in the world—
disordered bodily desires, 
disordered desires of the eyes, 
pride in possession—
is not from the Father 
but is from the world.
And the world, 
    with all its disordered desires, 
is passing away. 
But whoever does the will of God 
remains for ever.

Fourth condition: 
to be on guard against Antichrists

Children, this is the final hour; 
you have heard 
    that the Antichrist is coming, 
and now many Antichrists 
    have already come; 
from this we know 
    that it is the final hour. 
They have gone from among us, 
but they never really belonged to us; 
if they had belonged to us, 
    they would have stayed with us. 
But this was to prove 
that not one of them belonged to us. 
But you have been anointed 
    by the Holy One, 
and have all received knowledge.
I have written to you 
not because you are ignorant of the truth, 
but because you are well aware of it, 
and because no lie 
    can come from the truth. 
Who is the liar, 
if not one who claims 
    that Jesus is not the Christ? 
This is the Antichrist, 
who denies both the Father and the Son. 
Whoever denies the Son 
    cannot have the Father either; 
whoever acknowledges the Son 
    has the Father too.
Let what you heard in the beginning 
    remain in you; 
as long as 
    what you heard in the beginning 
        remains in you, 
you will remain in the Son 
and in the Father. 
And the promise he made you himself 
is eternal life. 
So much have I written to you 
about those 
    who are trying to lead you astray. 
But as for you, 
    the anointing you received from him 
remains in you, 
and you do not need anyone to teach you; 
since the anointing he gave you 
    teaches you everything, 
and since it is true, not false, 
remain in him just as he has taught you. 
Therefore remain in him now, children, 
so that when he appears 
    we may be fearless, 
and not shrink from him in shame 
at his coming.    

    

                R. God's people didn't listen to God
                because of their pride

   

Isaiah 63: 16-17, 19; 64: 2-7

After all, you are our Father. 
If Abraham will not own us, 
if Israel will not acknowledge us, 
you, Yahweh, are our Father, 
‘Our Redeemer’ is your name from of old. 
Why, Yahweh, do you let us wander 
    from your ways 
and let our hearts grow too hard 
    to fear you? 
Return, for the sake of your servants, 
the tribes of your heritage. 

We have long been like those 
    you do not rule, 
people who do not bear your name. 

Oh, that you would tear the heavens open 
    and come down
—in your presence 
    the mountains would quake,

at the unexpected miracles you would do. 
(Oh, that you would come down, 
in your presence 
    the mountains would quake!) 
Never has anyone heard, 
no ear has heard, no eye has seen 
any god but you act like this 
for the sake of those who trust him. 
You come to meet those 
who are happy to act uprightly; 
keeping your ways reminds them of you. 
Yes, you have been angry 
    and we have been sinners; 
now we persist in your ways 
    and we shall be saved. 
We have all been like unclean things 
and our upright deeds like filthy rags. 
We wither, all of us, like leaves, 
and all our misdeeds 
    carry us off like the wind. 
There is no one to invoke your name, 
to rouse himself to hold fast to you, 
for you have hidden your face from us 
and given us up 
    to the power of our misdeeds. 
And yet, Yahweh, you are our Father; 
we the clay and you our potter, 
all of us are the work of your hands.

 

Psalm 80: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19

over Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh;
rouse your valour
and come to our help.

God, bring us back,
let your face shine on us and we shall be safe.

protect what your own hand has planted.
They have thrown it on the fire like dung,
the frown of your rebuke will destroy them.

Never again will we turn away from you,
give us life and we will call upon your name.

God Sabaoth, bring us back,
let your face shine on us and we shall be safe.

 

1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I am continually thanking God about you, for the grace of God which you have been given in Christ Jesus; in him you have been richly endowed in every kind of utterance and knowledge; so firmly has witness to Christ taken root in you. And so you are not lacking in any gift as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed; he will continue to give you strength till the very end, so that you will be irreproachable on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can rely on God, who has called you to be partners with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

   

Mark 13: 33-37

‘Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has gone from his home, and left his servants in charge, each with his own work to do; and he has told the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow or dawn; if he comes unexpectedly, he must not find you asleep. And what I am saying to you I say to all: Stay awake!’

    

                R. We should rather be watchful, serving God rather than
                    trying to prove we are "right"

                Jesus says: "I am the way, the truth and the
                                        life"

   

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

     

                Devil wants us focused on ourselves — dominance over others

                WATCH AND BE ALERT

                STAY FOCUSED on JESUS

                JESUS IS OVER US

       

The First Commandment

  I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.

   

                R. Keeping our busy lives in perspective

                Only 24 hours a day —
                    no matter who we are

                We must be ready for God

                We don't know when He will come

                Stay focused on Jesus

                On what is important in life

                Pleasing God

                Always serving Him

                Always living our vocation as God
                    intends

                Always ready for Him

                We are to live holy lives

                Jesus lived in poverty — He told
                    us that we are to have holy
                    hearts — what is important
                    is our hearts —
                    not things — not dominance —
                    control — pleasing God is
                    what is important

                Coming

                Watch for His coming and be alert

                Stay focused on Jesus

                Slow down — The world says
                    Hurry up —

                Conflicting messages

                Slow down    hurry up

                A time for everything

                You won't get everything done —

                But we put most important things at the
                    top of the list

                Ready for Jesus' return

                We can pray:

                    Conversation with God
                    Pray and read scriptures
                    Saying rosary

                    Let go and let your mind be quieted
                God comes to us with His love and peace and prayer

                Meaning of Christmas is in our heart —

                Be watchful

                Be alert

                The world reflects the disobedience to
                    God's law

                God has called us in the Shepherds of Christ — in
                    the Church — to help renew
                    the Church and the world by
                    not being as the world —
                    but being obedient to God

   

Isaiah 63: 16-17, 19; 64: 2-7

After all, you are our Father. 
If Abraham will not own us, 
if Israel will not acknowledge us, 
you, Yahweh, are our Father, 
‘Our Redeemer’ is your name from of old. 
Why, Yahweh, do you let us wander 
    from your ways 
and let our hearts grow too hard 
    to fear you? 
Return, for the sake of your servants, 
the tribes of your heritage. 

We have long been like those 
    you do not rule, 
people who do not bear your name. 

Oh, that you would tear the heavens open 
    and come down
—in your presence 
    the mountains would quake,

at the unexpected miracles you would do. 
(Oh, that you would come down, 
in your presence 
    the mountains would quake!) 
Never has anyone heard, 
no ear has heard, no eye has seen 
any god but you act like this 
for the sake of those who trust him. 
You come to meet those 
who are happy to act uprightly; 
keeping your ways reminds them of you. 
Yes, you have been angry 
    and we have been sinners; 
now we persist in your ways 
    and we shall be saved. 
We have all been like unclean things 
and our upright deeds like filthy rags. 
We wither, all of us, like leaves, 
and all our misdeeds 
    carry us off like the wind. 
There is no one to invoke your name, 
to rouse himself to hold fast to you, 
for you have hidden your face from us 
and given us up 
    to the power of our misdeeds. 
And yet, Yahweh, you are our Father; 
we the clay and you our potter, 
all of us are the work of your hands.

    

                How can we be instrumental in renewing
                    anything
                    when we disobey authority
                    when we disobey the commandments
                    when we disobey God's law

                Eve wanted to be equal to God
                Mary obeyed God
                Jesus obeyed God

                Jesus showed us about
                    obedience when He
                    died on the cross

                Being like Christ means we are
                    obedient — obedient to God —
                    obedient to His commandments
                    obedient to those over us who
                    are working as they should for
                    God.

                Being rebellious to God's wishes is
                    like Eve —
                    The mystical body of Christ
                    should help bring help to
                    a troubled world, but they
                    are strong if they are
                    one with Christ — one in obedience
                    to the Church — not reflecting the
                    disobedience of the world —

                God has called us to be witnesses
                    to the truth — to be obedient
                    under God

                Religious orders are to be strong
                    centers of renewal obedient
                    to their superiors and those over
                    them

                The priests are to be obedient to the
                    Holy Father in all things —
                    obedient to their bishops

                Eve disobeyed

                We see Cain who slew his brother
                    because his brother was good and
                    righteous —
                    in the end we will be called for
                    an accounting of our lives

                Obedience is paramount

                Jesus showed us this

                He was obedient to His Father to
                    His death on the cross

                Obedience is what God intends
                    for the sons of God

                    to follow in Jesus' footsteps

                If we become more like the world
                    in disobedience to God — we
                    can't renew anything —

                We are like a sounding gong

                We can toot the wrong tune, but it
                    does not make beautiful music —
                    NEVER

                Jesus:

                Your lives are but a single breath when
                    compared to eternity, but what you
                    do here determines your ever
                    lasting life

                Live in My love —

                A person that lies is opening a door
                    to satan —

                I am the way, the truth and the life —

                I come in the Shepherds of Christ with My words of
                    love to help renew the Church and the world —

                Our Hearts are pure —

                There should not be guile, disobedience
                    in your heart

                You were called to be soldiers of My
                    Sacred Heart

                The Holy Spirit moves in the holy soul —
                    they are not disobedient —
                    they are not unwilling —

                The Spirit moves in people —
                    and in one mind and one heart they
                    do the task for love of their
                    Spouse — they are filled with
                    joy — harmony — peace —

                Jesus:

                    A house divided against itself will
                not stand —

                    If satan tells Jack to do his will against God and authority
                    If satan tells Susan to do her will against God and authority
                    If satan tells Mary to do her will against God and authority
                    If satan tells Paul to do his will against God and authority.

                Then satan rules for he keeps the person
                    fighting to make what they are doing
                    that is wrong — unable to be corrected
                    by the authority

                Eve disobeyed God
                Adam disobeyed God

                She listened to the serpent —

                At Fatima Mary appeared —

                Mary said that God was too grievously
                    offended by sinful men


                A house divided against itself will
                    not stand

                Doing the will of God brings unity and
                    happiness

 

   

 

                The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary —

                In baptism we receive a sharing in
                    God's life

                The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in
                    our baptized graced soul

                We are always in the state of
                    becoming

                Jesus came as a baby in the womb
                    of Mary —

                The Church, the person and the
                    world is in the state of
                    becoming

                Advent is a time for us to reflect
                    on how the incarnation
                    goes on in us —

                As we die to our willful ways
                    not likened to God's will —
                    and we are formed more and
                    more into the image of
                    Mary and Jesus

 

   

                Mary is the most perfect human creature —
                    she was conceived without sin —
                    she is one with the Holy Spirit —

                We need that Spirit alive in us
                    Willingness to do God's will
                    Acting in the Spirit of God

                The evil spirit is passive-aggressive —
                    disharmonious — slothful —
                    seeking dominance for ourselves
                    in which we give our power to
                    the devil —
                    We aren't free when we disobey
                    we are enslaved to satan —
                    like Adam and Eve who disobeyed
                        God in the garden

   


Adam and Eve


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Excerpt from Tell My People

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

end of excerpt

     

 

From the Priestly Newsletter - 2000 Issue 3

The Holy Spirit and Mary

The late Archbishop Luis M. Martinez of Mexico strikingly speaks of the ongoing cooperation of Mary with the Holy Spirit regarding the reproduction of Jesus within us: "Christian life is the reproduction of Jesus in souls…

"Now, how will this mystical reproduction be brought about in souls? In the same way in which Jesus was brought into the world, for God gives a wonderful mark of unity to all His works. Divine acts have a wealth of variety because they are the work of omnipotence; nevertheless, a most perfect unity always shines forth from them because they are the fruit of wisdom; and this divine contrast of unity and variety stamps the works of God with sublime and unutterable beauty.

"In His miraculous birth, Jesus was the fruit of heaven and earth…The Holy Spirit conveyed the divine fruitfulness of the Father to Mary, and the virginal soil brought forth in an ineffable manner our most loving Savior, the divine Seed, as the prophets called Him…

"That is the way He is reproduced in souls. He is always the fruit of heaven and earth.

"Two artisans must concur in the work that is at once God’s masterpiece and humanity’s supreme product: the Holy Spirit and the most holy Virgin Mary. Two sanctifiers are necessary to souls, the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, for they are the only ones who can reproduce Christ.

"Undoubtedly, the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary sanctify us in different ways. The first is the Sanctifier by essence; because He is God, who is infinite sanctity; because He is the personal Love that completes, so to speak, the sanctity of God, consummating His life and His unity, and it belongs to Him to communicate to souls the mystery of that sanctity. The Virgin Mary, for her part, is the co-operator, the indispensable instrument in and by God’s design. From Mary’s maternal relation to the human body of Christ is derived her relation to His Mystical Body which is being formed through all the centuries until the end of time, when it will be lifted up to the heavens, beautiful, splendid, complete, and glorious.

"These two, then, the Holy Spirit and Mary, are the indispensable artificers of Jesus, the indispensable sanctifiers of souls. Any saint in heaven can co-operate in the sanctification of a soul, but his co-operation is not necessary, not profound, not constant: while the co-operation of these two artisans of Jesus of whom we have just been speaking is so necessary that without it souls are not sanctified (and this by the actual design of Providence), and so intimate that it reaches to the very depths of our soul. For the Holy Spirit pours charity into our heart, makes a habitation of our soul, and directs our spiritual life by means of His gifts. The Virgin Mary has the efficacious influence of Mediatrix in the most profound and delicate operations of grace in our souls. And, finally, the action of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of the most holy Virgin Mary are constant; without them, not one single character of Jesus would be traced on our souls, no virtue grow, no gift be developed, no grace increased, no bond of union with God be strengthened in the rich flowering of the spiritual life.

"Such is the place that the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary have in the order of sanctification. Therefore, Christian piety should put these two artisans of Christ in their true place, making devotion to them something necessary, profound, and constant." 18

18. Archbishop Luis M. Martinez, The Sanctifier, op. cit. pp. 5-7.

   

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

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

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

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

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

    

 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  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.

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