Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

December 11, 1998

Messenger: It is grace that we need to be deeply rooted in Him and to see the light.

Mary speaks: My children,
For what does it profit a man if he has a castle and money and he is in the state of sin.

I speak to you of love, for it is for this you must live and die. You live in Him and He gives you great graces. My children, why do you care for your time if you do not love when you are with one another? Love is what you must seek. Always act in loving ways. Put aside stress and anxiety and be sure to love. Rely on the Lord and He will set you free. Study my words here.

Jesus speaks: My children, do not worry for what men say about you. They will persecute you. You will suffer for My names sake, you will cry for relief and none may appear to come. You must stay focused on what I tell you, for the devil will try to lead you astray. Watch your children. Who will care for the babies if you are tired and weary? Who will care for My little ones, when you are tired and anxious and focused on self? Who will care? No one will know if you do not speak. Shout it from the highest roof, "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again."

I love you,

Please put paper for the press release here on the Internet.

Twenty Foot Crucifix to be Unveiled at the Virgin Mary Building on or about December 17th!

-- A Greater Cincinnati visionary is receiving ongoing messages from the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and sometimes God the Father. Early messages explained why Mary's miraculous image is visible on the outside of a Clearwater, Florida office building, previously occupied by a bank. Under the direction of heaven, the site is now used by Shepherds of Christ Ministries to help lead people back to God with the aid of our Heavenly Mother Mary. The daily messages from Heaven are read each night after the 6:30 PM prayer service. They are also posted on the Internet at the ministries web site, Through these daily messages, Jesus and Mary are teaching people how to be holy children of the Father.

Step Back Two Years
Over 1 million people have been drawn to the busy intersection of U.S. 19 and Drew Street since December 17, 1996. That's when a woman exiting the two-story building noticed the clearly defined image of Mary made of lustrous rainbow swirls covering nine black-glass panels. TV crews were called, and since then the faithful and curious have come from all over the United States and other countries to see the site.

A Clearwater police officer privately maintained that "it definitely looks like the Virgin Mary." Coincidentally, 100 glass experts (scientists and industry representatives) met at a convention held in mid-January ('97) near the former bank, and many of them took a professional look at the image. "We can try to explain it," said Carlo Pantano, a professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State University quoted by The Miami Herald. "But not who controlled it or why it happened here at this time."

New Requests From Heaven -

July 15, 1998, Mary speaks: My dear little ones,

I stood beneath the cross of my Son and I cried tears of sorrow and of joy. I appear on this building that you will stand with me under His cross and live your life in love.

His lesson is love to His death on the cross. He loved His enemies, those who persecuted Him. Do you see Him my children with His hands outstretched before you? I wish a crucifix to be placed at the site in the main window beside my image. My eyes are always on My Son Jesus crucified and my heart knows His resurrection from the dead.

Stand with me under His cross. He is your King. His Sacred Heart will rule this earth, all buildings and hearts must be consecrated to Him. On July 5, 1998 Our Lord asked that this place be consecrated to His Heart and my heart, He descended on this site in the place of His statue. He will rule all kingdoms of this earth.

I am Mary your Mother, I ask that the 10 Commandments be read at every prayer meeting here....

October 25, 1998, God the Father speaks: On Dec 17, 1996, I allowed the miraculous vision of the Lady Clothed with the Sun to be made known to the world. On Christmas crowds flocked to the image. I have given this great gift to your world, the crowds have faded and the people soon have returned home. I ask you to publicize in any way possible this site of the Lady's Apparition in Florida, so that this site will help bring the world into oneness through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I wish a gigantic crucifix to be unveiled on this Dec. 17, 1998, if at all possible and the crowds to be beneath the image. They are to sing praise to God before this crucifix. I wish My messenger to be present and as many Shepherds of Christ people as is possible...

I wish this announcement to say:

We pray for priests and the renewal of the Church and the world.

This day must be a day to draw souls into consecration. Beginning this day men will be asked to consecrate their hearts every day, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will be brought forth on Christmas Day and be alive in their hearts. Every day from that day to Christmas and after Christmas, I ask Shepherds of Christ people to stay and distribute materials, as is possible.

It should be advertised on the announcement that this period before Christmas is a special time to come and receive graces, for special graces will be given. I wish the primary focus to be to promote the priestly newsletter, the prayers, the rosary and Rosary Books , pamphlets and tapes, Rosary Aves , etc. I wish all to pray the rosary. I wish the second priestly newsletter book to be finished and distributed by this time or soon afterward if possible.

I am the Father, this is My Christmas gift to the world: My Son Jesus hanging on the cross, Mary, your Mother appearing to lead the world to the light.

I wish gigantic candle rosaries to be held every night before the crucifix and the image, with hand-held candles, as a procession for Christmas. These may be candles in little jars. I wish the meeting on Dec. 17, 1998, to be at 6:30pm with candles, and small services with songs at 12:00 noon and 3:00pm. The main service will be with candlelight at 6:30pm.

Ask Felix to do the crucifix. I love you. I am the Father.

- The full text of the messages is available on the web site at under the heading Daily Messages.

Where to Get a Crucifix?

In the time between Mary's message and the message of the Father, the ministry worked hard to find an appropriate crucifix. Many paths were blocked. Then Felix and his wife came to our September 13th monthly prayer service in China, Indiana. They had no prior contact with the ministry before this event, but felt "called by God" to come. They drove from Texas to Indiana not knowing what to expect when they arrived! After the service, we learned he was a wood carver. We were still not sure we should commit this project to Felix, but the definitive endorsement of God the Father put all fears to rest.

The Unveiling

The crucifix will be officially unveiled before the 6:30 PM prayer service on December 17th, 1998. This day will be two years from when the image was first discovered. As directed by God the Father, prayers will continue all day with the primary service at 6:30 PM. All people are welcome to come and join us in prayer and praise to our God for the gifts given to us every day and especially for this great image.

Shepherds of Christ Ministries focuses on forming groups to pray for priests and the renewal of the Church and the world. The other primary focus of the ministry is to circulate a spirituality newsletter written by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J., a Jesuit Theologian with a Doctor's degree in Theology and author of 17 books, to about 70,000 priests in the world in both English and Spanish. Father Carter has been a Professor of Theology for over 30 years.

Besides being sent to about 50,000 priests and bishops in the U.S.A., the newsletter is sent internationally to about 210 bishops, including 4 cardinals, who distribute copies to all of their priests, and also, in some cases, to their deacons and seminarians.

The newsletter is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It features writings regarding our union with Jesus and the Father and the Holy Spirit and Mary. The newsletter also stresses the Eucharist, the Church, prayer, and one's responsibility regarding the social order. The newsletter stresses sound doctrine as found in Scripture, the writings of Popes, and other Church documents. It also presents selected writings from the saints and competent priest-theologians and others.

For more information visit the Virgin Mary site in Clearwater, FL or find us on the Internet at God Bless!

Shepherds of Christ Ministries
21649 US 19N & Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (727) 725-9312
FAX: (727) 725-9249

Jesus speaks: Please list the seven categories of commitment to the Shepherds of Christ.

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

  1. There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.
  2. Apostles are member who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
  3. Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.
  4. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:
    1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
    2. For the Pope.
    3. For all bishops of the world.
    4. For all priests.
    5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
    6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this Movement to the world.
    7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
    8. For all members of the human family.
    9. For all souls in purgatory.
    10. In that hour before the Eucharist they spend part of the time praying the Shepherds of Christ prayers and the rosary. The time can be spent with spouse or others, but most spend the time alone before the Eucharist.

  5. Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of Our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is their involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.
  6. Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.
  7. We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.

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

Jesus speaks: On December 13, 1998, there will be a prayer meeting at 12:00 noon in China, Indiana. If you cannot be there, I ask you to join with us to pray for grace, for peace for the world and for the Shepherds of Christ intentions. Pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers and the rosary. A rosary from either of the Rosary Books or the Apostles Manual can be used. Rosaries given on the 13th are given in the Apostles Manual.

I further ask all who can come to Florida to come on December 17, 1998, and to remain until Christmas. If you can come during the Christmas period of 9 days before Christmas, you will receive special graces. I wish the site to be visited continually. Special graces will be given to all who come and venerate My crucifix and pray before the image of My Mother.

I wish the crucifix to be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. promptly, on December 17.

I wish A Song from Jesus to be sung in its entirety. I wish you to play the message of Mary loudly after the Song. I wish the song, See the Eyes that Look at Mary, to be sung in its entirety and Little Baby Hands and Feet. I wish song books of My songs to be available for all there. I wish all to have candles for the candle procession. I then wish the recitation of the Shepherds of Christ prayers.

Other prayer chapters all over the world are asked to join with us promptly at 6:30 p.m., before a crucifix in great candlelight with a large picture, if possible, of Mary's image in Florida. I wish the Shepherds of Christ prayers prayed before the crucifix if possible and by the picture of Mary's image in Florida and pictures of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart. It is pleasing to My Mother that you honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Fatima. All her titles will merge into one. She is the Lady Clothed with the Sun leading her children to her Son. I am the Light of the World. Mary appears in Florida as Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas.

The rosary will be given with special messages for the world from this site on December 17, 1998. Some of these messages will be released after they are properly reviewed by a competent source. These messages will be given for public use at a later date. No messages are to be taped on December 17, 1998, except by the Shepherds of Christ authorized persons.

After the rosary there will be a procession with singing at the site in Florida.

Satan will do everything to prevent this ceremony. He does not wish the crucifix to be placed next to Mary in Florida. I ask for all to pray for the success of this event. Anyone capable of helping with the moving of this crucifix from Texas should contact Shepherds of Christ.

I give to you My crucifix, I am the source of life. I am Jesus.

Messenger: Jesus said that we should have the prayer service as directed, even if there are difficulties which prevent the crucifix from being in place in time for the service.

Question for married couples and those in other intimate relationships:

Q: When we suffer trials, how can we share these trials with each other in the greatest love?

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