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November 8, 2008

November 9th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for November 9th are Luminous.

 

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November 5, 2008

Rosary from Clearwater, Florida

 

Joyful Mysteries

Mary: I call you to peace. But to have peace, you must obey the commandments of God. There are those that give in more and more to the evilness of the world. Your life here is only temporary. You must realize that God is with you at every moment watching your performance as if you are on a stage, He is looking at you. You cannot see yourself as an isolated individual, but you must see yourself as affecting all those around you. You must take the responsibility as it is, for you are responsible for your actions.

R. For an ever greater increase of faith and hope and charity.

Jesus: I will come to you and I will speak to you. I will come to you and I will speak to you, and if you listen you will hear, and if you ignore you will not hear. You will not hear the gifts that I have given or the words that I speak to you. But if you listen, you become more and more wise, in the ways of God. To know Me is to know the Word, the gift I give to you in the scriptures.  Hail Mary

Jesus: Suffer with Me. (Jesus says as He appears) Suffer with Me for the babies that are aborted. I shed My blood. I sweat the blood in the garden for the babies of this day that are aborted -- killed. I suffered for the sins of abortion — squeeze out the dirt and debris. I am Jesus. I am all pure. I died for your sins.

 

Annunciation

1. R. Jesus is appearing and He said

Jesus: I came into this world a little baby, a little baby in the womb of My Mother. Such dignity God gives to the mother in the womb. It is wrong what is done to the babies.

2. Mary: I am Mother of Jesus. I am Mother of all my children. There is such dignity and sweetness given to the mother, to be able to carry a child within her womb, to bring forth a beautiful little person — such dignity, the greatest honor to carry a child and bring a child into this world. Do you not see the evilness? Jesus the fruit of my womb. Do you see how Eve ate the forbidden fruit? The fruit of the womb of the mothers is yanked - desecrated — Obedience to the commandments leads all to joy, to order, to harmony, to peace, to unity. The commandments, the laws are given by God to be obeyed. The Church is the Bride of Christ.

3. Jesus: The Church is My Bride. I love My Bride. I have given to you this precious gift. Those who are baptized into the Church and have fallen away are suffering far more than they know because of their lives.

4. Sing: I have Called You by Name

5. R. Our Lady of Clearwater, Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas, Our Lady of Light — pray with us please Mary. Our Lady of Life, pray with us. We are suffering as Jesus said. We are suffering for this atrocity. Oh please help us. Help us God, please, please, please God!

6. R. And I pray from this building where Mary appeared. Her image appeared on this building for 7 1/2 years and she still appears. Hear us Mary, please Mary.

7. R. I see the flight into Egypt. Jesus was born and then He had to flee into Egypt because the babies were killed and it is so horrible to hear of the babies that were killed. But what about the babies that are born alive after an abortion was attempted?

8. R. Our Lady of Clearwater, please help us. Our Lady of Guadalupe, help us. Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas help us. Please through the intercession of Fr. Carter and Pope John Paul II and Rosella who died on November 4th, please help us God. Please hear our prayer.

9. R. Plastic bodies. Do you care for the body and forget about the soul? What about the babies and the little souls that they have?

Mary says and Jesus says -- Life is given by the Father to the little children, and it is snuffed out at the hand of a man. Do you remember Cain, who killed his brother? Two will be in the bed, one will be left and one will be taken.

10. R. I believe God, that if there are these people that are praying like this with all their heart, and they love You so much, and its so hard that we are suffering because of the babies. I believe God that You will answer our prayer. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee. I put all the little babies in the future that could be aborted in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, there, that they will be protected, I put the whole United States and every one in it, as far as I am able, in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that the people of this earth will choose holiness and will not disobey the commandments. I put the whole Church and the whole world within the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that the law of God will be obeyed. Help us God. Father in the Name of Your Son Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with all the angels and saints and the souls in purgatory, please God hear us.

  

The Visitation

R. Mary went to help Elizabeth who was considered barren, for within her stomach was John the Baptist. John the Baptist was the one called to prepare the way of the Lord. John said, "I must decrease and He must increase." John knew what it meant that Jesus was the head and yet his head was knocked off. In this place here, the head of the image was shot out by a sling-shot. Think of how it is for a baby to be beheaded in an abortion.

1. R. We want to make a spiritual communion and we want to be united in a special way to the people in China, Indiana and all the other people that are praying. And in this mystery at every Hail Mary we ask that the Blood of Jesus is spread on all the priests, the Church and the world, especially on any woman or doctor that would allow an abortion -- that God would not like -- that the Holy Spirit will come and give them greater vision, that these peoples' hearts will be consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and we cast the devil into the fires of hell, for all those in office and running for office, we ask the same and we believe that You will help us God.

2. R. Oh precious Blood of Jesus shed in the garden, for the men that committed such vile sins against Thee. Oh precious Blood of Jesus wash us clean as a nation, as a people, that we will be obedient to God and His commands.

3. R. Oh precious Blood of Jesus, douse the wombs of those women that would even consider in any way, shape or form, of stopping a life of a healthy baby, or in any way would even think to interfere with a baby that is born alive — Spread Your Blood on all the hospitals and doctors of this world, anyone performing abortions, anyone killing babies because of sex, we pray dear God that this demon be cast into the fires of hell.

4. R. Our Lady of Clearwater, Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Grace — crush the head of the serpent. Our country was founded on this principle and people observed this in their lives in this country —  "In God We Trust".

5. Hail Mary

6. R. Hear our prayer, hear our prayer, hear our prayer. Father, please in the Name of Your Son Jesus in the Holy Spirit, united to all the Masses going on around the world, hear our prayer.

7. Hail Mary

8. R. Protect us all dear God from the vileness.

9. Hail Mary

10. Hail Mary

 

The Birth of Jesus

R. Hear us God and help us.

1. Hail Mary
2. Hail Mary
3. Hail Mary
4. Hail Mary
5. Hail Mary
6. Hail Mary
7. Hail Mary
8. Hail Mary
9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

  

The Presentation

1. R. Simeon says "A sword too shall pierce your heart O Mary." Mary's the mother of all those little babies. And then there's the sin in choosing abortion of a healthy baby -- from a healthy mother, or maybe doing an abortion a couple times because a person feels they are inconvenced by a baby. Please God help us. Oh Jesus who has said, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you, through the intercession of Mary thy most holy Mother, please hear us God, please, please.

2. R. You know, everybody that's listening to me really needs to try to say those Shepherds of Christ prayers all you can, and go to Mass and do your hour. If you are Apostle of the Eucharistic Heart, do that. Come to the retreats and pray with me. Don't just say we can't do nothing. God has told us what to do. This is major to the completion of the Fatima mission. And Mary appeared on this building here for 7 1/2 years and who even cares? That's what's just — this reminds me of Mary appearing to me at the Holy Spirit Center and them saying "Are you going in there because nobody believes you?" If I would have did that in 1995, listen to that guy, none of this would have happened. All the people that were touched through Shepherds of Christ — and so I go back to that and I think of that, and think it didn't depend that there were two people there. It depended that I believed, and God called me as a messenger to deliver this message, that is crucial to the completion of the Fatima mission. And it is just like people would rather have what's going on, this lack of peace, than even take a chance and even listen to what's she's saying. Do they think that God who came to this earth, died on the cross, gave of Himself, had His hands nailed and His feet nailed, would not send a messenger in the state that the world is in — to help to bring to completion the mission that Mary began at Fatima, like its a 'done deal' or something that God the Father said, "Well, they aren't going to obey so lets just stay up here in heaven." (In truth - God the Father would never say this.)

    Has God acted that way in  history? He went through one prophet after the other, reaching out for the sake of souls, promising at Noah that He would never flood the earth again, but allowing this image of our Blessed Mother to appear here in Clear - Water and after her head was knocked off — all these hurricanes to ravage the state of Florida - back and forth, and back and forth - and nobody will listen. People aren't listening to messages I got for 14 years, and actually 17. Even after Mary appeared on the building here for that long, even after the corner fell off the old seminary on Lucia's birthday, even after all that has been accomplished by this Movement, people won't listen to the message of Fr. Carter that said to pray these prayers, but a handful of us. God I don't know what to do, but to beg You to help us. Help us God to do this mission, because we are faithful. We want to help to bring to completion this era of peace that Mary ask for at Fatima and the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart — a world in which children are safe. This abortion stuff and killing of babies is horrendous.

Sing: Your vineyards are trampled, uprooted and burned, come to us Father of Might Save Us Oh Lord etc.

R. And then I'm suppose to hide that all this stuff happened, because they want to act like God didn't say nothing.

3. R. Like jailing the Fatima children. God, I have prayed and begged and pleaded and asked for mercy. Please God, help me. Help me God, as your messenger, as all of us called in the Shepherds of Christ, for the world to even believe that God sent Our Lady of Clearwater.

4. Hail Mary
5. Hail Mary

6. R. And I want to pray for some intentions, especially for funds for Fr. Pasquini's and Fr. Joe's books to get the mailing out like Jesus told us, and the Italian Prayer Manual. Please God, please send a donor to help us, and to help us to keep this building. We don't have this building free. Some people think that. It's a least $11,000 a month just for the loan and that's not anything else.

7. R. So how do you think things would be if God gave us this building where Mary appeared like this for 7 1/2 years and then we just let the building go. I think that the earth would shake.

8. Hail Mary
9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

  

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1. Hail Mary
2. Hail Mary
3. Hail Mary
4. Hail Mary
5. Hail Mary
6. Hail Mary
7. Hail Mary
8. Hail Mary
9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

Hail Holy Queen

R. You know, Jesus really wants us to get those two homily books out. And to start printing on Fr. Pasquini's, we need $4,200 and we need money to start printing on Fr. Joe's and then to send it out, more than ever before in the history of the world. The cardinals are writing back to us and they're telling us to do this. And if you really want to help the world, you'll help us spread these prayer chapters, pray the prayers yourself, come to the prayer services, offering reparation while we pray for hours — praise to God, telling God we're sorry -- but nobody wants to give up their time. I don't know. I mean we have really been hit with a lot of stuff, so sitting around listening to the television all day, deciding you are going to hear something on there — it'd be far better if you ended up coming down to China, Indiana or to this building where Our Lady appeared for 7 1/2 years and praying here, especially when I'm here, and God has called me to do a prayer service for reparation, to help bring down a lot of grace. But that's how it is, it's just like, you know, "Oh, we don't want to be bother."

    Well, the housing dropped out, the bank stuff happened, Wall Street happened, the gas is the way it is —  it's just like the signs. He keeps giving signs and signs and signs and signs. And Jesus gave Fr. Carter that message 14 years ago. Our Lady appeared to me every day for 14 months in 1994 and 1995 and told me to spread that School Rosary Program 15 years ago. Can you imagine how the United States would be different if somebody would have listened to me just to help me to spread the School Rosary Program and the consecration. Anyway, that's the same message Our Lady gave at Fatima and she was giving it right then and there. But we disobeyed the Fatima message, there was World War II, there a rise of secularism. There's a lot of atheism and now here we are today.

    It's like up in Cincinnati, all the lights went out. Our lights were out like 7 days and it's like the only thing we could get on the radio — we couldn't even find anything -- trees were split right in half, roads were closed, wires were all over the place. Everybody had to throw all the food out of their refrigerators — and the only thing you could get on the radio was sports. I mean even the grocery stores were closed because there was no electric and lights in the mid-west. I mean — okay. It just is strange.

    God is asking for something very small — Obedience to the commandments, praying the Shepherds of Christ prayers, helping us spread these books and newsletters to the priests and the hierarchy, spreading the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the rosary and the Eucharist. Coming to the building and doing reparation and to China, Indiana during these retreats that I give. And everybody says "Oh - no time." These are messages that God gave to me and Mary appeared on this building for 7 1/2 years. And we have to come up with the building payment every month, that is absolutely horrendous, and we have been doing it for over 10 years to keep this building. And it's mostly coming from this small body of people that are really praying hard and believe. Please help us. God is calling a lot of people that just turn their heads. We turn our heads and we watch the things happen in the finance and the banks and the gas.

    I've been getting messages for 17 years. Then Mary appeared at the Holy Spirit Center and the corner fell off on Lucia's birthday, then Falmouth flooded and Falmouth closed. And we had this building for 10 years with Mary's image on it for 7 1/2. Then we have 3 feet of letters from hierarchy thanking us for what we're doing. And people get focused on themselves. What do you want out of the Shepherds of Christ? Why don't you come into it and see all that you receive from the Blue Books, and all the writings and give to God for what He has given to you. I remember Fr. Carter going out to Morrow and he cried. He went out to Morrow and it was before a prayer service, and he said "It's payback time." God has called. It is your response to the message God has given that can help change things. This is major to the completion of the Fatima mission. Look at the building and how it looked for 7 1/2 years. Amen.

  

               

Given September 6, 2008
 

                    The remedy for the world is
                to return to the love of God.
                Our vision must go more and more to
                the vision of the Creator —
                The more we go from this - the more
                    we have problems.

                We see with tainted vision.

                    A man was making a cabinet and
                the very lengthy instructions came
                with parts and screws
                and everything needed.

                    A man had planned what an
                average man or woman like you
                and me could assemble — following
                the directions to assemble the
                pieces of the cabinet — He had the plan —
                the man who put it together and we
                who bought the pieces had to follow
                his plan to do it.

                    Once we had a big swing set for
                the children — we worked for
                several days — it was so involved —
                There was all kinds of swinging
                things and it really tested our
                skills to follow the instructions
                and do it so it would swing and
                be safe —

                    After lots of work we got a
                big dog, a German shepherd, in our
                fenced in yard — the dog was really
                high strung, disobedient and willful —
                he ate the horse on the swing set —
                he mangled him —

                    When we took the dog to a very
                good obedience school and she
                tried to break - him — he bit the
                instructor and she had to go to the
                hospital —

                    After that we were told not to
                bring the dog back.

                    Finally we gave him away to
                someone with a big farm, but
                before he did this — one day trying to
                hook him up with a big chain
                that would allow him to run —
                he made me chase him and chase
                him — until I was wound up
                around the pole and down on the
                ground under him —

                    It was so awful, but that dog
                was over — he was willful or
                disobedient or whatever you say for
                dogs and he was testing all the
                time to be over —

                    The fall of the garden also affected the
                animals and the elements —

                I think of this song and scripture used at
                Christmas

                    "the one where the lion lies down
                with the lamb"

                    If we are to live in peace we must
                return to the love of God — This is
                the mission of the Shepherds of Christ — so that
                men will be united in love — doing the
                Plan of the Father — honoring the
                Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart —
                the hearts of greatest love.

                    We must believe in the Father's
                Plan — beg for greater faith —
                see with eyes unveiled the plan of
                the Creator — hope in God which brings
                lasting happiness and love God and one
                another with all our hearts.

                    God loves us so much to give us
                the gifts He has given us. When man
                puts himself above God — when he
                goes from God he becomes more and
                more angry inside — Man was created
                for God - to love God and others —
                In assembling the cabinet — one must
                follow the directions of the one
                who put the pieces of the cabinet
                together —

                    The more we veer from God's
                holy plan — the more we are unhappy —
                God created us — In this lies our happiness
                to love and serve God.

 

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

                    (1) St. Ignatius first principle and (2) foundation

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                            our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.

     Purpose of the Spiritual Exercises

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment
 

                    God is all good

                    God has given us the Plan

                    There is order in God's Plan

                    Man is under God.

                If we have inordinate attachments
                    we see the world so we can
                    have these attachments. You
                    may not even notice the things
                    in our lives that we should
                    notice —

                A man and woman attached to their own
                    career - rather than putting it in
                    it's proper place - may not notice
                    how they neglect their children,
                    their spouse —
                    they see only what will give them
                        satisfaction for their own
                        glory and career.

                One can see things in the world that
                    only reinforce their thinking
                    that is not the truth — This
                    reinforces their falsity and
                    they see their improper convictions
                    even more deeply —

                How do we see?

                Do we see through the more pure vision
                    of our heavenly Father - seeking
                    His will —
                    or do we see our own attachments —
                    want our old dysfunctional habits
                    try to force others to comply to
                    our dysfunctional ways —

                A person seeking power, not wanting
                    to be under anyone will perform
                    their actions so they are never
                    subject to anyone over them —
                    This is their vision
                    Dominance for themselves at
                        all costs —

                They throw everything off for everybody
                    else —

                A person - living in a community wanting
                    to not share meals or community
                    interaction —
                    sees their isolation as their end —
                    they can cause disharmony on
                        trips, at meals, in cars —
                    for they see their inordinate attachment
                        as being alone and dominant
                        as their goal —
                    all else for them works through
                        their impure vision

                I see a world of love —

                The Reign of the 2 Hearts —

                    I see the vision of the Father —
                    The remedy for the world —
                        that we return to the love of God.

 


                    Our happiness lies in following
                        the plan of the Creator.

 


                    What God has created bears the
                hand print of God — We see the little
                fish under the sun, a lady bug,
                beautiful flowers, little animals

 


                    Why are our eyes so blinded — a
                man steeped in his inordinate
                attachments sees differently than one
                seeing with eyes that embrace the
                vision of God —

                    A child's smile —
                    The color of a beautiful flower —
                    The fish under the sea —

                What of stubborn men — seeking to
                    punish — to deceive that they
                    bring with them our good — when
                    in fact it is for their own
                    vain glory or to live with
                    their dysfunction because they
                    don't care about their bad
                    habits and how it hurts others —
                    they won't change - because they
                    don't care about being just and
                    loving and following God's plan
                    These people can trick others or try
                    to into believing they have our
                    best interest at stake —

                    Having our best interest at stake —
                being a leader - means - we're not
                selfish — we see with the eyes of
                the Father's Plan and our actions
                have a good end not an evil
                selfish end.

                    A man who lives to promote his
                dysfunction, his own control to
                be dominant, may use manipulative
                tactics that also are impure to
                accomplish the goal of forcing others or
                trying to force others to live in their
                unproductive, passive-aggressive or
                rageful ways —

                    They become more and more seeped
                in their dark vision — an active alcoholic
                is going no where and his family
                has to deal with his dark games —

                    Likewise an abuser, a controller,
                an angry man, one who fights to
                have normal social activity in a family
                can see through their tainted vision
                and try to manipulate events for their
                inordinate attachments or their
                dysfunctions —

                    Their vision of seeing things as
                God wants becomes more impaired by
                their stubbornness to insist on their
                way and punish others —

                    Jesus lived a quiet life for 30
                years with His Mother — we would
                have written His life differently —

                    God is all good
                    God is all mighty, all powerful

                We have not seen God, but we seek
                    to know Him and we can never
                    comprehend His ways —
                    our lives are to be lived in
                    this pursuit of knowing God —

                    When we follow Jesus, we want
                to live in God's will — we want
                His truth

                    God is the Creator

                    We are the creatures

 

Exodus 3: 13-14

Moses then said to God, 'Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, "The God of your ancestors has sent me to you," and they say to me, "What is his name?" what am I to tell them?' God said to Moses, 'I am he who is.' And he said, 'This is what you are to say to the Israelites, "I am has sent me to you."'

 

                    We are dependent on God

                    We are to follow - His plan

 

John 1: 1-17

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
   except through him.
What has come into being in him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,
and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe
   through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light
that gives light to everyone;
he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had come into being through him,
and the world did not recognise him.
He came to his own
and his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believed in his name
who were born not from human stock
or human desire
or human will
but from God himself.
The Word became flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John witnesses to him. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Indeed, from his fullness
    we have, all of us, received—
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come
   through Jesus Christ.

   

Philippians 2: 5-8

Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus:

   Who, being in the form of God,
   did not count equality with God
   something to be grasped.

   But he emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   becoming as human beings are;
   and being in every way
      like a human being,
   he was humbler yet,
   even to accepting death,
      death on a cross.

 

Ephesians 3: 17

so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love,

 

1 Corinthians 12: 13, 27

We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink.

    Now Christ’s body is yourselves, each of you with a part to play in the whole.

   

Galatians 3: 27

since every one of you that has been baptised has been clothed in Christ.

end of September 6, 2008

  

  

Given August 23, 2008

Religious Life
 
and life in the Shepherds of Christ Movement for Servants, Handmaids and Apostles

                    We were created to love  God — we are
                to love others — We are to follow Christ —
                especially religious being faithful to God. We are to
                be witnesses for Christ. It is a special gift from God
                a special calling from God when one is asked to serve
                in religious life. The religious most of all is to follow
                in Christ's footsteps — to live humbly and to be
                a person following the Virginity of Mary, Mother of Jesus.
                Christ lived a virginal life, a life He elected for Himself.
                    In the religious life one is the Spouse of Christ — He
                is the bridegroom of their soul. One lives seeking
                deeper intimacy with God living as St. Paul says —
 

Galatians 2: 19-20

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

     

                    The religious is a real witness, showing the
                world and the Church in a powerful way their lives as
                witness to Christ alive in them. The religious is
                dedicated to building the Kingdom of God — living
                a holy life of praying for the priests, the Church and the
                world — being other-focused — praying for the souls
                Jesus gave His life for — in this they are more and more
                identified living the mystery of Christ's life, death and resurrection.
                    It is not a life of cold service, but one of being so on
                fire for love of God — the religious is wed in a special
                way to Christ — deeply yoked to Him in the mission
                of helping to lead souls to heaven for all eternity and
                preparing themselves for a sharing most abundantly
                in the love of the Trinity in heaven.
                    Martyrs in the Church lived especially lives
                of great service to the Church — dying for their
                faith and following Jesus in a special way by
                shedding their blood for Him, the Church and the
                world.
                    Christ rewards those abundantly who live a
                consecrated life to Him — a special life of giving
                them their life of virginal love and service
                for His honor and glory. God will not be out done in
                generosity. This life of love given to Christ to
                help build the Church and for the world is most
                pleasing to the Father and this oneness with Jesus,
                is also oneness with the Father in the Holy Spirit.
                    The Church needs these beautiful witnesses who
                see themselves as married to Christ and loving the
                children of the Church in a way as a mother
                and father of a family love their own children.
                This calling is a calling to love — special spousal
                relationship with Christ and His Church. Loving
                a life that is modeled after Mary, spotless Virgin —
                Spiritual Mother of the children of the Church, Mother
                of Christ, Mother of our Christ-life, this sharing
                given to us at baptism.
                    It is love God calls the religious to —
                this means vigor, energy, dedication —
                modeling oneself after the love Christ had
                for His precious souls — when He sweat blood
                in the garden, as He walked the passion,
                died on the cross and rose the 3rd day —
                He was consumed with love so much He
                died for me and you — His precious souls —
                Vigor — witness — consumed with love for
                The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Religious serving freely
                giving themselves to Christ and the Church — a
                present of their lives — given to God to
                build the Kingdom.
                    Reach for the heights for God has chosen His religious
                for His honor and glory to take them to Himself —
                to live in a special spousal union with them —
                They give themselves body and soul to God — for
                His love and His purpose —
                In following Jesus —
               
                Jesus gave His body to the precious souls —
                He died on the cross — He shed His Blood and
                from this gift of Himself — His bride the
                Church came forth from His pierced
                side — His Sacred Heart — Blood and water —
                Blood for the Eucharist where by our Christ-
                life is nourished and Water for baptism —
                giving to us this special sharing in His
                life —
                The religious follows Christ — lives likened
                to Christ in being a virgin for sake of
                loving Him in a pure, spiritual love
                and not taking another for their husband/wife.
                The religious imitates Christ faithfully —
                giving their entire life to God — living
                out their Baptismal vow ever deeper —
                in their marriage to Him — their yes to
                His service, their witness to the world —
                in dressing in a way to show the world —
                they are married to Christ — a great gift —
                a holy honor. They then realize how they
                have a special responsibility to be pure
                before others, service to others and love
                for the Church — for the children of the Church —
                praying in their lives for the priests, the Church
                and the world.
 

 


 

                Their gift of their lives in holiness is to
                give honor to the heavenly Father.
                    With the greatest love of the Word of
                God and the Eucharist they are fed with
                the Bread of Life — filled with His grace and in
                love with God — they are witnesses for
                those in the world interested in the religious
                life, for families, for the laity, for people
                of the schools.
                    The individual Christian, the world and
                the Church are always in the state of
                becoming. In loving God uniquely as only
                one can — a religious has a deep relationship
                with God — loving the priest, the Church and
                the people as only they can love them for
                they are more and more the beautiful human
                creature — being more and more saturated with
                His grace — living as the Father desires
                in love. They answer freely to the call
                of the Holy Spirit and they live a life
                filled with the fire of God's love.
                    They give themselves entirely to God — they
                live under the authority of the Church —
                they obey their superior and rules of the
                order. They have TOTAL DEDICATION TO GOD.
                This is an act of greatest love — to give
                themselves to their vocation to God and live
                as religious. They seek greater perfection as
                Mary — handmaid of the Lord —
  

Luke 1: 46-55

                The Magnificat

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

   

                    They seek fruit for the Church.
                They seek to be more perfected as their
                heavenly Father is perfect —
                They seek to live a life of greater love of
                God, of others, of themselves as religious,
                of the Church and the world —
                A dedicated life to God
                A dedicated life in service of the Church
                Celibacy and obedience —
                They give freely of themselves and in great love —
                for the sake of the Kingdom of God — to
                help lead souls of the Church and on the
                earth to heaven —
                they beg God for greater capacity to love —
                    to grow in greater knowledge of
                    Him
                Loving God — because they love Him —
                    not for selfish gain
                Loving God with a heart consumed
                    with love as He deserves to be loved
                    by all the souls of the earth —
                    They lavishly empty themselves
                        in love for God and service for
                        His honor and glory to help build
                        the Kingdom and lead souls
                        to Him.
                This is the primary focus of the vocation
                    of a religious — TO LOVE God for His sake!!
                To love God to help build up, strengthen
                    the body of Christ — to be a living sign
                    of strength — love and unity because
                    of their relationship with God.
                They show to the world — the goodness of God —
                    living in them — they show the Light
                    of Christ to the world alive in them —
                They freely show this witness — living
                    obediently and in chastity for this
                    pleases God.
                In the Shepherds of Christ we are contemplatives-in-
                    action — living lives as servants and
                    handmaids — in deep service to God
                    before the Blessed Sacrament and
                    service to others in the world —
                    praying in love and giving our lives
                    for the priests, the Church and the
                    world.
                    We take seriously our mission besides
                prayer of spreading deep devotion to the
                Eucharist — love so much for the Church —
                frequent confession ourselves and telling
                others about these gifts and
                spreading the Good News about baptism —
                the Word.
                    Telling others the power of prayer,
                especially before the Blessed Sacrament —
                frequent prayer — all through the day — spreading
                devotion to the rosary, meditations
                in the Mysteries of the rosary and helping
                people, priests — all to live deeper lives
                of Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and
                Consecrating Churches, Schools, Houses,
                Countries, the World to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.
                Apostolic Life —
                    In Shepherds of Christ spreading the Priestly Newsletter
                (6,000,000 in 14 years), spreading prayer
                chapters praying for the priests, the Church and the
                world — rosary making ministry, spreading
                250,000 rosaries, consecration cards,
                rosary aves to schools yearly, teaching
                people through the books, about the love of
                Jesus, the Eucharist, Consecration, Prayer —
                Our mission to lead people to greater love
                of God — unity in communities, Churches,
                nations, world, the family. We want the
                world, the family to have this deeper Christic
                image to be witnesses for Christ and
                building His Kingdom. We live Christ's
                life, death and resurrection in our lives —
                We live in unity — pray in unity — united
                so deeply in all our lives praying
                for the priests, the Church and the world.
                    Every duty is done in service to God —
                Our deep love for God is at the root of our
                success — for we never do anything
                except in oneness to God, for God, with
                God —
                    God be before me, behind me, in
                me, with me and for me always in
                all I do for Your honor and glory.
                Our strength comes in our loving union
                with God. We are empowered in Him —
                We seek God before everything else —
                Our work is done in love to serve God —
                We cling to God in our mind and heart.
                We do this work to lead souls to heaven —
                    to spread the Kingdom of God. We live
                    in the truth of Jesus, to spread
                    the truth of Jesus, to live pure
                    and holy lives honoring Jesus and bearing
                    witness in our lives to Him.
                    We are faithful in the Shepherds of Christ to the
                vision of the Movement, the spirit as God designated to the founders
                Fr. Carter, founder and Rita Ring, co-founder —
                serving Jesus, Our Lord, for His honor
                and glory.
                    The vision here for the Shepherds of Christ is
                spreading the love of Jesus to hungry souls so
                they will grow in deeper intimacy with
                God — living as St. Paul says
   

Galatians 2: 19-20

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

   

                Spreading the Consecration to the hierarchy, and priests
                that is devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart
                in our lives — greater devotion to the
                Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart in Churches, schools and
                    families
                    We spread the Priestly Newsletter every
                other month if possible to 80,000 priests
                and hierarchy, centered in Consecration to
                the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart — The Priestly
                Newsletter is written in the vision of the Father
                using scripture, writings of the popes,
                prominent theologians, wisdom of the
                saints, and the editors writings
                on deep spiritual matters for our spiritual
                life.
                Our second important mission beginning
                prayer chapters praying for the priests,
                the Church and the world to hierarchy,
                priests, religious people, youth etc.
                The school rosary  program — spread
                now to 250,000 school children a year has
                a 13 year history.
                Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart pray
                    2 hours a week before the Blessed Sacrament for
  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.

   
                There is a family consecration, images and
                    statues, rosaries for use in
                    prayer —
                Numerous videos, discs, prayer books
                    etc.
                We help to spread the knowledge to the people of the
                    tremendous gifts given in the Catholic Church —
                We have constant — 24 hour prayer
                    before the exposed Eucharist praying for
                    the priests, the Church and the world
                We attend daily Mass as our prayer life and
                    do one hour of adoration before the
                    Blessed Sacrament.
                We have a Nursing Home Ministry —
                    communion ministry
                    rosary for nursing home people
                    spreading the consecration to the Sacred Heart
                    and Immaculate Heart
                We have Junior Shepherds of Christ
                We have Prison Ministry
                We have Prayer Apostles
                We want to build unity in the Church
                    and world by doing these things —
                Our mission to help renew the Church and
                    the world culminating in the
                    Reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of
                    Mary's Immaculate Heart
                In the Shepherds of Christ
                    we live out this response to God's
                    call to us as Servants, Handmaids
                    and Apostles in this Movement.
                We are aware of every human person
                    on the face of the earth as we
                    pray and the souls in purgatory.
 

Excerpt from Response in Christ
        by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

       e) Relationship with Members of the Church
There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church's existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

   The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

   The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God's own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

   This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."
13 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

   The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.
14 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."15

   The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

   Not only can we be aided by the saints' intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.
16

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   13Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
   14
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
   15Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
   16Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

  

                Our work is for unity IN God on Earth —
                We pray the Morning Offering —
                    have prayers for the whole Church
                    with the Imprimatur from
                    Nursing Home people, priests,
                    families to pray the Morning
                    Offering —
                This is, that, great grace will be outpoured
                    on the earth —
                We pray 8 or 9 days a month
                    in all-day-retreats,
                    5 of those days Mass is celebrated —
                    begging for grace for the
                    priests, the Church and the world —
                    praying as intercessors —
                    to help make reparation for the
                    offenses against God
                We follow Christ
                    beg for grace for the priests, the Church and the world
                    Unite with all the Masses going
                        on around the world
                Our lives are very simple and our
                    money is used to send these materials
                    to the hierarchy, priests, schools,
                    families, individuals — for
                    prayer and deeper union in the
                    Mass
                Living out deeper and deeper our
                    membership in the body of Christ
                We live like this because we love God —
                We want the hungry world to know
                    this!!
                We see ourselves dwelling in the
                    pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
                We give ourselves —
                We seek peace in the world
                We want to help bring about this
                    great era of peace
                We are one with Christ and the Church —
                Servants and Handmaids live lives of chastity
                We love to give ourselves to Christ
                We live more and more that likeness
                    of Christ —
                    living and loving in deeper and deeper
                    lives In Him
                Celibacy is the free gift of self to God —
                    in overwhelming love of the
                    servants and handmaids
                We follow the teachings of Jesus,
                    the Word of God, the life
                    of the Virgin Mary, the perfect
                    disciple
                The gift of celibacy — God has
                    called the servants and handmaids
                    to give to God — it is a precious
                    gift to God
                We do not live fancy lives — our
                    lives are lived to spread the
                    Priestly Newsletter, Prayer Chapters, Consecration
                As far as monetary things we give our simple
                    lives for this —
                We answer the call of the "hungry souls"
                    crying to be fed with the love of God —
                We identify with Christ in giving our
                    lives more and more as a sacrifice
                    for this work —
                    dying to self to be more likened to Him.
                This is a call to love God and love our
                    neighbor as ourselves and love
                    the priests and the Church and
                LOVE our Vocation in the Shepherds of Christ
                    Movement
                We do not seek for ourselves
                But seek to help renew the Church
                    and the world with our lives
                    dedicated in prayer and service
                We are, by our lives, to show how
                    we are to be united in oneness
                    in God's truth.
                Prayer to Holy Spirit Novena (said daily)
                    4 languages, Church's Imprimatur
 


 

                Shepherds of Christ Prayers (said daily)
 

                We work to earn our living —
                    to do this work for the world —
                    maintain our centers and homes and
                    to live in community life —
                Centered around St. Anthony's China, Indiana 

 

 

                        where the Eucharist is exposed
                            24 hours
                        retreats of constant prayer
                        the Priestly Newsletter is sent
                Clearwater, Florida
                        Center
                Religious Store
                        Daily Prayer
                        Grottos and retreats
                        etc.
                open every day 10:00am - 10:00pm
                Our mission to spread greater oneness to the world
                    heart-to-heart — Loving union with Christ
                Help bring about era of peace promised
                    by Mary at Fatima
                Help bring about era of love
                    Age of the 2 Hearts
                Enjoyment of one's vocation in Shepherds of Christ
                Loyalty of one's vocation in the Shepherds of Christ
                Freedom in love given to serving Shepherds of Christ
                Obedience — love of Christ
                                    respect for order
                                    love of Shepherds of Christ Vision
                                    Willingness to serve
                The Church is the People of God —
                     the hierarchy live to help the
                     members of the Church —
                     united in love
                Obedience in living the Pascal
                    Mystery of death - resurrection
                The more we die to self — the more
                    we live in Him —
                The more we die to the ways not
                    likened to Jesus — the more
                    perfected we become
                Obeying authority and
                    freedom for self go together —
                We are to live according to God's will
                There is to be in the religious life
                    obedience to the superior
                Agitation can be constant in community
                    life of one who fails to recognize
                    the importance of being
                    obedient to superiors —
                This must be lived every day —
                    living in accordance to the
                    needs of the moment —
                The time one is told to do something
                    is to be obeyed as the superior
                    sees the vision of the whole
                    community and the outcome of
                    the mission to be accomplished
                    to do the work for the honor and glory of God.
                A servant and handmaid enters to
                    serve the mission under the
                    direction of a superior.
                There is to be work accomplished as
                    one as team players —
                    heads together in loving
                    union to accomplish the
                    work for the good of the
                    Movement —
                    as directed and seen through the
                    eyes of the superior
                These conditions must be respected.
                Some are expected to have certain
                    duties that are understood
                    will be accomplished by
                    that individual, at that center.
                In loving obedience one complies
                    with their job description or
                    job expectation whether written,
                    spoken or understood.
                Work accomplished should be the work
                    in compliance with the
                    institutes vocation
                The spiritual life in the Shepherds of Christ is
                    never ignored —
                    growing to live more deeply
                    the vocation of
                    servant, handmaid and
                    apostle as God intends
                The Community has a mission —
                The Community has jobs to accomplish
                    this
                We have a responsibility to the
                    — mission
                    — the superior
                    — the community
                We lose our life to follow Him
                You are to do what the superiors
                    tell you to do —
                You dedicate your lives to Jesus and
                    ask God to help you in your
                    vocation to be obedient.
                Fr. Carter prayed every day to be a good
                    Jesuit —
                In giving one's especially to this
                    vocation — you take a deeper commitment
                    to obedience — a person in the
                    spiritual life submits to God's will —
                A person in a religious order has a special
                    giving of one self — therefore their
                    commitment entails obedience to
                    the superior of the community
                This helps one to be free more to
                    live their vocation in greater
                    maturity in the obedience
                    in the religious life.
                The person is to obey the superior
                    even if they would rather do
                    it a different way over matters
                    that are matters not involving
                    any moral wrong on the part of the
                    superior.
                    If the direction is contrary to the law of God
                that is different but for ordinary
                directions - one is to obey their superior.
                It may be a point of view the one under the
                superior doesn't like the way they were
                asked to do it — they are to obey the superior —
                Lack of obedience can affect the common
                    good of the community —
                Christ obeyed His Father —
                The Cross showed us Christ's love —
                Christ obeyed His Father
                As religious one is striving to be holy.
                This means obedience
                This means celibacy for the religious
                This means joy in serving, this means
                    accepting the difficulties of work
                    in love —
                    This means living with others in
                        harmony
                    You are filled with fervor
                        recognizing the cross of Christ
                We are always following Christ
                We are always following Christ's example
                It is living in humility and simplicity
                It is living in loving harmony
                It is living in peace with others
                It is being free and obedient
                It is being spontaneous
                It is being obedient
                It is living in Faith
                Jesus will give the grace for these things —
                    the religious must seek it
                God the Father wants religious to serve the
                    Church
                The inner man in the religious life is
                    there to be more like Christ —
                    He is to be always developing spiritually
                The person in religious life must be spontaneous
                The person in religious life must be flexible
                Rigidity won't work if one is to obey and
                    respond to the needs of the
                    community and mission.
                Disorderly outbursts are wrong and
                    offend the community —
                Likewise provoking others in community
                    to anger is totally unacceptable
                    for one growing in holiness and
                    acting in love —
                Passive-aggressive behavior are games
                    not acceptable in community life
                Fr. Carter examined his conscience two times
                    a day for 10 minutes — this was his
                    Jesuit training
                Efforts must be made to die to selfish
                    outbursts or passive-aggressive
                    ways, provoking others in religious
                    life —
                    so a life of love and care for the community
                        is observed in a life of holy love
                Retreats are necessary and community prayer
                Living according to the prayer life
                Hospitality to visitors is to be expected
                    on occasions when they are invited.
                Guests too, to the community are not to
                    violate routines or deviate
                    so the community is led away
                    from deeper union with God
                Daily Mass is required for Servants, Handmaids and Apostles
                One Hour daily adoration
                Shepherds of Christ prayers prayed
                Daily Rosary
                Morning Offering
                Praying throughout the day
                    many hourly
                Reading the Daily Message and Blue Book
                There is to be a unity — in holiness and
                    living according to the beatitudes —
                    charity toward one another in
                    community
                There is to be a life of living a more
                    perfected life as Christ desires —
                    with deeper unity in community —
                    living according to God's will
                    in love — being a team player —
                    living in obedience to the superior —
                    observing the prayer life
                Men in religious community should be
                    growing in the spiritual life
                    with deeper love of God and neighbor
                Every one is working to be more perfected,
                    more holy, more loving.
                Every Christian is imperfect, but we
                    are trying to become more perfected —
                    dying to selfish ways
                We must become more one with Jesus —
                There must be a simplicity, understanding,
                    unity and love in community —
                    simple charity
                Hope to be more holy — to foster greater
                    love, unity, be more a team
                    situation — more a holy family
                The spirit of love and consideration is
                    present — relationship,
                    friendship, loyalty —
                    cooperation in love for the Apostolate,
                    support in community life,
                    for serving God — better and
                    better — learning better every day
                Our mission in the Shepherds of Christ is to reach the
                    world —
                    to reach the communities in cities
                        with prayer chapters
                    to form a community in loving
                        cooperation
                    to serve Christ
                    to help build stronger families, parishes,
                        schools
                    to help strengthen priests with
                        love and prayer and the Priestly Newsletter and books
                We live to make God more known to men and
                    strengthen our love relationship
                    with God
                Prayer is at the center of the Shepherds of Christ
                We want intimacy with God
                We do adoration
                We are deep intercessors in prayer for
                    the priests, the Church and the world
                The more we pray united in retreats,
                    daily prayer services,
                    the more God outpours His love and
                    reveals Himself to us through prayer
                    as a community
                We pray to the Holy Spirit to understand and love God
                    and be filled with the fire of God's
                    love
                The Holy Spirit works in the Heart of Mary molding
                    us more and more in the image of God.
                The Holy Spirit fills us with wisdom
                The Holy Spirit gives us grace for community prayer
                We can pray deeply united in the Mass
                    what a gift
                We give ourselves to the service of the "Word"
                    this is a light to men
                Silence is needed for love of God —
                    Prayer alone in silence
                We need silent prayer to have intimacy
                    with God — especially before the Blessed Sacrament
                    after communion
                God intends us to pray together and to
                    pray alone —
                Look at the Mass — the greatest prayer
  


  

A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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

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

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

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

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

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

-God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995

 

 

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

   

                We pray the Holy Spirit leads us and helps
                    us to be on fire for love of God —
                We pray for Faith, Hope and Love
                The Center of the Church life is the
                    Eucharistic Liturgy
                Going to Mass together as a community
                    is vital
                We offer ourselves in our vocation —
                    so deeply at every Mass — in
                    emptying ourselves at the Consecration
                    of the Mass
                Being together at Mass helps renew the
                    Community together
                Receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus
                    Christ is the primary source
                    of renewal
                We empty ourselves in our vocation
                    at Mass
                We offer ourselves
                Our lives as a sacrifice at Mass
                The Mass is the greatest sacrifice of
                    God's love
                We have the Church in China to do this —
                We go through Christ's death/resurrection
                    in the Mass —
                    we have trials in our mission —
                We live the resurrected life
                    in our vocation
                We offer ourselves to the Father
                    at Mass, united to the sacrifice
                    of Jesus in the Holy Spirit with
                    the angels and saints and the
                    souls in purgatory —
                    through the intercession
                    of Mary our Mother and St. Joseph.
                We pray for the priests, the Church
                    and the world —
                We live a life of greater unity in Him
                        CONCLUSION
                We give ourselves more deeply united
                    in the Mass
                We live the same vision as
                    members of the Shepherds of Christ
                We have the same mission
                We are constantly being renewed
                    more and more in living the
                    consecrated life in Him
                We live deeply the Word in our hearts —
                Our mission spreading the Daily Writing,
                                        Fr. Pasquini's homilies,
                                        Fr. Joe's homilies
                                    all Priestly Newsletters and
                                        Fr. Carter's Books —
                                        Fr. Pasquini's Books
                We spread the Priestly Newsletter and prayer chapters,
                        — pray deeply
                        — Books on the Eucharist
                        — Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                                to the world
                        — The rosary - books
                We live to pray for the priests, the
                        Church and the world and help get
                        souls to get to heaven
                We spread the Morning Offering —
                        Mass Book, Medicine of Immortality, etc.
                We live to have this Movement
                        Shepherds of Christ more deeply unite
                        the world in deep oneness
                        in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                Having the Priestly Newsletter strengthen the
                        priests and hierarchy spiritually,
                        lift them up and send our
                        love
                Having a network of prayer
                        chapters around the world
                Spreading the Rosary as Mary
                        said at Fatima
                Spreading the Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                We want a deep intimate relationship
                        with Jesus for everybody in
                        the world —
                        a mystical marriage
                Love of the Sacred Heart
                Love of the Immaculate Heart
                The Holy Spirit filling the world with
                        the fire of God's love
                JOY, PEACE —
                        UNITY, LOVE
                ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC
                        AND APOSTOLIC
                Growth in the servants and
                        handmaids and apostles
                        because of joy and love —
                        unity and
                        committedness to the mission
                        obedience, chastity
                Seeing the vision Jesus gave to
                        me, Rita Ring and Fr. Carter
                To follow Jesus
 

From the Shepherds of Christ

Prayer Manual

10. Prayer for Priests. "Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart You attend to all the needs of Your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that You draw back to Your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from Your path, that You rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that You continue to give Your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that You take this petition to Your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen"

11. Prayer for all members of the Shepherds of Christ Associates. "Dear Jesus, we ask Your special blessings on all members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. Continue to enlighten them regarding the very special privilege and responsibility you have given them as members of Your movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates. Draw them ever closer to Your Heart and to Your Mother's Heart. Allow them to more and more realize the great and special love of Your Hearts for each of them as unique individuals. Give them the grace to respond to Your love and Mary's love with an increased love of their own. As they dwell in Your Heart and Mary's Heart, abundantly care for all their needs and those of their loved ones. We make our prayer through You to the Father, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side. Amen"

12. Prayer for the spiritual and financial success of the priestly newsletter. "Father, we ask Your special blessings upon the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. We ask that You open the priest-readers to the graces You wish to give them through this chosen instrument of Your Son. We also ask that You provide for the financial needs of the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Associates. We make our prayer through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. Amen"

13. Prayer for all members of the human family. "Heavenly Father, we ask Your blessings on all Your children the world over. Attend to all their needs. We ask Your special assistance for all those marginalized people, all those who are so neglected and forgotten. United with our Mother Mary, we make this petition to You through Jesus and in the Holy Spirit."

14. Prayer to St. Michael and our Guardian Angels:

"St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."

"Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."

15. Pause for silent, personal prayer. This should last at least five minutes.

16. Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as a symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your companion in this most important work. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor! Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

"Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a movement created by your Son as a powerful instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock."

 

 

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