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December 18, 2009

December 19th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 19th are Sorrowful.

    

  

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December 19, 2009

  From January 24, 2006

 

January 24, 2006 - We took this picture at 5:48pm.

 

January 24, 2006 - 6:00am

Messenger:         To be one.

                            The Church is the Body of Christ.

                            The Trinity is the most perfect
                                community
                            3 Persons, one God all
                                perfection and love

                            The priest said if we could be united
                                we, the smallest community
                                could do so much good.
                                Look at the Apostles and the
                                    work they did.

                            Mary, Mother of the Church, spiritual
                                mother was with these Apostles
                                as the Church spread.

                            We are one, holy, Catholic and apostolic
                                the Catholic Church.

                            The Church is the Body of Christ.

                            Operating in greater perfection and
                                oneness as the Spouse of
                                Christ we can have such
                                an impact on the world as
                                Christ operates in His
                                Church bringing peace and
                                love to this world.

                                Because we are the tainted children
                            of Eve we operate with imperfections

7 Capital Sins
    Pride, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth

                                With the pure motive as St. Ignatius
                            talks about with the 3 classes
                            of men, we can do all things
                            as God intends for the honor and
                            glory of God, serving God in
                            love, doing God's will.

                                This is how the community
                            can operate to greater perfection
                            most likened to Christ.

                                The devil is division he wants
                            to tear up communities, marriages
                            etc.

                                Heaven is living in that fullness
                            of life, wrapped in the embrace
                            of God's love, experiencing the
                            beatific vision.

                                If we ponder the community,
                            the Trinity, we can model our
                            communities on such perfect
                            love!!

  

Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J. 
pp. 1-2

...God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

    The Christian life, then, is rooted in the great event of the Incarnation. We must, consequently, always focus our gaze upon Christ, realizing that everything the Father wishes to tell us has been summed up in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

  

Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J., 
pp. 67-68

The millions and millions of people the world over make up what might be called the world community. The members of this cosmic community are supposed to live in a basic love for one another, united in bonds of mutual support and interdependence. This is true because God has created persons as social beings. We are not intended to cut an isolated path through life. We are meant to walk hand in hand with each other, to live within a societal structure, to help others in many different ways. What is more, we must also realize that, in achieving our destiny, we receive much aid, support, and love from others. There are all too many striking examples of how the modern world has failed to live community—more than enough to make us agonize over man's inhumanity toward his fellow human beings. But there are also many beautiful and ongoing examples of how the world has succeeded in living community—enough to strengthen our belief in the basic goodness of the human heart.

  

January 24, 2006 message continues

Messenger:             What is our gaze in living out the mystery
                            of Christ and living with Jesus, the
                            New Adam and Mary the New Eve as our
                            model.

                                Our Lady of Fatima told us on July 13,
                            1917 we must pray the rosary

                                In meditating on the mysteries of
                            Christ's life and Mary's life their love
                            Jesus, the Divine God and Mary, the
                            most highest human person we see
                            love between God and man (Mary a
                            human person) and model our love
                            relationships on this

                                Mary the spiritual mother, Mother
                            of the Church

                                Our focus in becoming as Christ
                            intends

                            We note Genesis 1: 27

God created man in the image of himself, 
    in the image of God he created him, 
    male and female he created them.   Genesis 1: 27

                            We see the sin of Adam and Eve in the
                                beginning of the Bible because
                                of greed and pride a sin against
                                God and fellow men that follow and we
                                see at the end of the Bible
                                Revelation 21

 

Revelation 21: 1-8

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'

Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."' Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the legacy for cowards, for those who break their word, or worship obscenities, for murderers and the sexually immoral, and for sorcerers, worshippers of false gods or any other sort of liars, is the second death in the burning lake of sulphur.'

   

January 24, 2006 message continues

Messenger:         The Church, the world and the individual
                                Christian is in the state of becoming.

                            Christ comes, the redeemer, the Savior
                                of the world, the New Adam

                            As Fr. Carter says in the Spirituality Handbook 

Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence.

Excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook  p. 7

 

January 24, 2006 message continues

Messenger:             The rosary, Mary says at Fatima
                            must be said every day as we
                            meditate on the mysteries of Jesus and
                            Mary's life The New Adam, the
                            New Eve.

                                Christ is God
                                    He is the all perfect God the New Adam
                                Mary, the most highest of God created persons
                                           — the New Eve

                            Meditating on these mysteries
                                we see perfection in their
                                pure ways of loving each other
                                and others

                            We see the love of the Persons
                                of the Trinity as Christ
                                reveals to us the love of the
                                Father in the Spirit.

                                God outpours His insight into the
                                Divine Mystery of Christ
                                His life here the Divine
                                God Incarnate in the womb
                                of the "Woman" Mary our
                                sinless Mother

                            We can ponder from the Litany forever
                                her title "Spiritual Vessel"
                                            Singular Vessel of devotion

                            Mary the gate (way) of union with God
                                for sinful man our spiritual
                                mother

                                She having the most perfect
                                union with Father, Son and
                                Holy Spirit

                            The Litany to the Blessed Mother
                                honoring her for the 5 Blasphemies
                                committed against her
                                which is why we have
                                5 first Saturday's
                                and 5ths when Mary appeared

   

From the Mass Book  p. 168

1. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
3. Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
4. The blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother.
5. The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.46

46. Frere Michael de la Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. II, Appendix III.

 

January 24, 2006 message continues

Messenger:         The consecration Mary talks of at
                                Fatima to the Hearts of
                                Jesus and Mary and
                                the rosary are

                            Vital components for the banished
                                children of Eve.

                            In this the children of Adam and Eve
                                live more according to God's
                                will and find greater insight
                                into life in God through
                                meditation of the mysteries
                                of the rosary

                            Christ the First Fruits

 

1 Corinthians 15: 20-28

    In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

      

  

Mysteries of Light

    

Baptism of Jesus

1.   ‘It is the bridegroom who has the bride; and yet the bridegroom’s friend, who stands there and listens to him, is filled with joy at the bridegroom’s voice. This is the joy I feel, and it is complete. He must grow greater, I must grow less.   John 3: 29-30

2.   When Jesus spoke to the people again, he said: 

    I am the light of the world; 
    anyone who follows me 
        will not be walking in the dark, 
    but will have the light of life.    John 8: 12

3.    John the Baptist was the voice of one crying
            in the desert.

4.    Now it happened that when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in a physical form, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son; today have I fathered you.’  Luke 3: 21-22

5.    I heard a voice that said

           "This is My beloved Son in whom I am
                well pleased."
            To write this makes me want to cry -
                such emotion in my soul -
                I heard it more than once.
            Ponder the words coming from the Father
                "This is My beloved Son in whom I
                        am well pleased."
            Say them slow, listen to the Father's words.
            Now think of how God the Father created
                us and gave His only Son for our
                salvation.

            Ponder the Father's love for us to send His
                Son as a sacrifice 
                for our sins.

            Oh God impart to us wisdom to comprehend
                deeper insight into the Divine Mysteries,
                deeper knowledge of Your undaunted
                love for us.
                The love of the Father to send His only Son.

6.    These are the Mysteries of Light.
            John the Baptist, baptized Jesus in the
                Jordan -
            Envision this, the Jordan River and people
                about and Jesus, the Divine God,
                being baptized by John.
                Feel the emotion in your heart -
                See the sky open and the Holy Spirit
                    above Jesus and hear the words -
                    "This is My beloved Son, in whom
                        I am well pleased."

7.    Now focus on our baptism and the price
            Christ paid for our sins, so we
            could share in His life in a
            special way in baptism.
        Focus on our graced soul and the
            dignity and light God gives
            to feeble man.
        Oh, God loves us so very much -
        God loves us so very much -
        God loves us so very much
        We can not even comprehend how
            much God loves us.

8.    These are the Mysteries of Light -
        Now focus again the picture of John
            baptizing Jesus in the Jordan.
            See Jesus and the Holy Spirit,
            hear the voice from heaven-
            see the water of the River Jordan.

        Feel the emotion of God's love for us.

For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life.  John 3: 16

9.    When we are baptized and in the state
            of grace the Father, Son and  Holy Spirit dwell
            in us in a special way.
            Think about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
            dwelling within us. What a
            gift, that God loves us so much.

10.    Think of how God loves us to give
            us this special sharing in
            His life in baptism.

   

Marriage at Cana

1.    Jesus says "I am the Light of the World."

2.    Jesus:  I outpour My grace to you in the Eucharist.

3.    ‘You are light for the world. A city built on a hill–top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp–stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.   Matthew 5: 14-16

4.    Jesus:  I am the light of the world. A city on a hill will shine to the world. You at the Center will be this city when you are filled to the brim with the love of Jesus. What power, what might, to have each person a personal spouse of Jesus Christ! This is the light to the darkened world. The love of Jesus radiates from the very being of those who love Him. What light when all together are lifted by His love abounding deep within their breasts!  February 23, 1994 5:30 a.m.

5.    It is interesting Jesus chose the Marriage
         at Cana to be the 1st recorded
         miracle.
       Jesus calls us to be His bride - He is the
         bridegroom of our soul.
        Listen to these words again

    And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’   Mark 1:11

6.      The marriage of Cana -
     Jesus changed water to wine at the
     attention given to this by His
     Mother.

     When we pray through Mary's powerful
         intercession God can change our
         stoney hearts to hearts filled with
         love, ready to forgive and to be more
         likened to Him.

7.      God gives us Himself in a special union
     in the Eucharist - God feeds us,
     His bride, with His Body and
     Blood - God loves us so much
     He died for us and remains with
     us this day truly present in the
     Eucharist -

     The Son of God is truly present and
            waiting for us to come and be with
            Him in the Church.  Jesus is in the
            Eucharist. Think of that, the Son of God
            is so very close, down the street at 
            church in the Eucharist, several miles away, ...
            What a gift --

            We need to pray for our priests that
                bring us the Eucharist -
                pray for vocations -
                pray for the light of knowing more
                    this gift given to us and
                begin a prayer chapter as Jesus
                    asked praying for our priests,
                    the Church and the world.

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Messenger:
Our priests are precious.

                    We can be Apostles of the Eucharistic
                        Heart and pray 2 hours daily -

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

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

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

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

  

Messenger:   Oh God thank You for our priests.

8.    Are we really acting like the bride
            of Christ -- then this is a call to 
            action --  pray for our priests!!!!!
                          pray for the Church !!!!!
                          pray before the Blessed Sacrament

  

    

Messenger:     Get out there ourselves and thank
                            God for the treasure we
                            have in the Eucharist and
                            the priest.

        Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist
            in His Divinity and humanity -
            no less present than when He
            walked the earth - through
            the hands of consecrated priests
            need I say more -

        If you're sick or distressed -
            get to the tabernacle -
            sit with Jesus -

        He is the Divine Healer
        He is the Bridegroom of our soul -
        Oh God I love you so much !!!!

  

 

9.    LIGHT, DARKNESS
       WEDDING - Jesus is the bridegroom of our soul  

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, 
the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

  

Oración para Intimidad con el Cordero, 
el Esposo del Alma

Cordero de Dios, que quitas el pecado del mundo, ven y actúa íntimamente en mi alma. Yo me entrego a ti y te pido la gracia de liberarme, para existir solo para ti y que tu actúes lo más íntimamente en mi alma. Tú eres el Iniciador. Yo soy el alma que espera tus favores mientras obras en mí. Te amo. Te adoro. Te alabo. Ven y toma posesión de mi alma con tu Gracia Divina, mientras te experimento lo más íntimamente.

10.  Ave María

Dios te salve, María. Llena eres de gracia: El Señor es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres. Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre: Jesús. *Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros los pecadores, ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Amén.

        Sing: Ave Maria

    

Kingdom of God

1.    Then a voice came from the throne; it said, ‘Praise our God, you servants of his and those who fear him, small and great alike.’ And I heard what seemed to be the voices of a huge crowd, like the sound of the ocean or the great roar of thunder, answering, ‘Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.’ The angel said, ‘Write this, "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb," ’ and he added, ‘These words of God are true.’ Then I knelt at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘Never do that: I am your fellow–servant and the fellow–servant of all your brothers who have in themselves the witness of Jesus. God alone you must worship.’ The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.   Revelation 19: 5-10

2.    Jesus is the King of Heaven and Earth.

3.    Our Lady said at Fatima that we
            should venerate Jesus' Heart next to
            hers.
       Our Lady told Jacinta before her death

    ...Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)

NOTES:

19. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to
        Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford:
        TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.9.

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

  

4.    Mary said at Fatima July 13, 1917

"But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)   

13.  For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven (Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.5.

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

  

5.    Mary wants us to observe the First Saturday   

In the above, Mary speaks of the five first Saturdays. Here is what the practice involves:

  1. Go to confession, which may be done from eight days before to eight days after the first Saturday. Of course, if a person is in the state of serious sin, the confession must be made before receiving communion.

  2. Receive Holy Communion.

  3. Recite five decades of the Rosary.

  4. Meditate for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary.

All of the above (except confession) must be done on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart. For those who make the five first Saturdays, Our Lady of Fatima has promised to assist them at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation. (14)

14. Rev. Edward Carter, S.J., Mother at Our Side: Mary's Role in the Spiritual Life (1993: Faith Publishing Co., Milford, Ohio), p.21.  

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

    

6.    Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart 
        to St. Margaret Mary: 

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

  2. I will establish peace in their homes.

  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

  5. I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

  9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.
     

  

7.    The Sacred Heart of Jesus will Reign and
        the Immaculate Heart of Mary
        will triumph -- Jesus said this.
        This Movement, Shepherds of Christ, is
        to help bring this about.

8.    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'

Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."' Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son.   Revelation 21: 1-7

9.    These are the Mysteries of Light.
        All we do should be for the honor and glory
            of God and to promote God's Kingdom.
            Jesus loves the souls so much.

10. 

 

   

Transfiguration

1.    Meditate on this

He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’   Matthew 17: 5
        
2.    God gives to us the Mass.
        God gives to us the priest.
        We go to His altar to offer sacrifice.
        The greatest act we can do is an act
        of love given to our beloved God.

  

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

  

December 27, 1995

LET US LOVE THE TWO HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY
IN THE RECEPTION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST.

HE GAVE HIMSELF TO US ON THE CROSS. HE GIVES HIMSELF TO US IN THE EUCHARIST.

How great was the act of love, God gave to this world, when He gave Himself and died on the cross. He gives Himself to us this day in the Holy Eucharist.

The greatest commandment is that we must love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being. This is a commandment. If we are to enter heaven, we must follow the commandments. They are commands given by God for us to follow.

The greatest act we can do on this earth is an act of loving God. The reason for our existence is to love God. In the sacrament of His greatest love, He gives Himself to us. This is an act of love on His part. We are called to respond by giving ourselves in love to Him.

This is the purpose of the Holy Eucharist: to unite in such oneness with our Holy, Loving God. Our all consuming passion should be that of loving God. How many go to the Eucharist with the sole purpose of giving great love to God? He wants us to love Him. He wants souls to tell Him how much they truly love Him. This is the most intimate act of love when Jesus gives Himself-Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to man. If it is such an act of love, how are we receiving Him in Communion? We should beg God, in this most intimate union with Him, to help us to love Him with greatest love.

Jesus is a Person. He wants our love. The Holy Spirit wants such intimacy with us. Our Father wants us to love Him. In the Eucharist, we unite with God. In this intimate act of uniting with our beloved God, with Divinity, we must pour out our love to God. We must pour out our heart to the most adorable Heart of Jesus. Jesus is so unjustly treated by many of His beloved souls He loves so much. Let us help make reparation to the Almighty God by loving God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being in the sacrament of His greatest love. This is the Gift of Himself.

Think of how it is to love someone and give your all for that person, to pour out your heart to him or her and then be treated with coldness and neglect. It hurts our heart so much more when we deeply love someone to be rejected by that person. Jesus loves us with the deepest love. We cannot fully comprehend this love. Let us love Him with the deepest love. Let us love Mary and her Immaculate Heart. Let us love her as the Mother of God. Let us love her as the virgin who bore the Son of God. May we, in the reception of the Eucharist pour out our love to Him, to this adorable Heart. May we pour out our love to His Holy Mother.

Mary said at Fatima that Jesus wants His Heart venerated next to the heart of His Mother. Let us love these two Hearts as we receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Then we are so deeply united with God. We see Their two Hearts surrounded with thorns for the injustices against Their Hearts. Let us help make reparation daily as we receive Him in the Eucharist. This is a special time to help make reparation to Their wounded Hearts.

Let us remember how He poured His love out to us on the cross and how He pours out His love to us now when He gives us Himself in the Eucharist, the Eucharist which contains His Heart of burning love. His Heart was pierced with a lance. Her heart was invisibly pierced with a sword. As the wounds in Their Hearts are deep, so too is Their love so deep.

He does not want "surface love". He wants hearts filled with deep burning love.

end of December 27, 1995
  

3.    God gives us Himself in the Eucharist.
        God feeds us with His Body and Blood at Mass
        God feeds us with His Word at Mass --

        SAY THANKS TO
            GOD FOR THIS
            GIFT

4.    PRAISE God
        Worship God
        Love God -- with all our hearts

5.    Ponder this again and cry for joy --
        Cry if you want to
        THIS IS MY BELOVED
        SON IN WHOM I AM
            WELL PLEASED

6.    These are the Mysteries of Light.
        Envision the transfigured Lord
            before the Apostles.

7.    Oh God remove the blinders from
            our eyes --
            transform us more and more into 
            your image and likeness.

8.    I am the God of your ancestors,’ he said, ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this Moses covered his face, for he was afraid to look at God.   Exodus 3: 6

9.    And I have come down to rescue them from the clutches of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that country, to a country rich and broad, to a country flowing with milk and honey, to the home of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.   Exodus 3: 8

10.    Moses said to God, ‘Who am I to go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ ‘I shall be with you,’ God said, ‘and this is the sign by which you will know that I was the one who sent you. After you have led the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.’   Exodus 3: 11-12

   

Institution of Holy Eucharist 

 

 

1.    He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you.   Luke 22: 20

2.    

 

 

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. ‘Take it and eat,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them saying, ‘Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. From now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in the kingdom of my Father.’

After the psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.  Matthew 26: 26-30

3.    ‘Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding attendants took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, though they took their lamps, took no oil with them, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, "Look! The bridegroom! Go out and meet him." Then all those wedding attendants woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, "Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out." But they replied, "There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves." They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other attendants arrived later. "Lord, Lord," they said, "open the door for us." But he replied, "In truth I tell you, I do not know you." So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.   Matthew 25: 1-13

4.    And suddenly while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared, and with him a large number of men armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. Now the traitor had arranged a sign with them saying, ‘The one I kiss, he is the man. Arrest him.’    Matthew 26: 47-48

5.    Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
My dear fellow Associate Members,

There is a new prayer movement which has been started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. We are asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

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

This new prayer movement within the Shepherds of Christ Ministries is a powerful way to help in the renewal of the Church and the world. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, has been given to this movement.

Rita Ring is the coordinator for this activity.

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

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

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

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

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

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

Jesus wants so much for us to come and be with Him. He is no less present in the tabernacle than the day He walked the earth. He will listen to our heartfelt prayers as Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. His Heart beats in deepest love for us. How He loves His beloved priests and religious. He wants us to come to the Blessed Sacrament and pray to Him for them. Our prayers are especially powerful when we are before the tabernacle.

If you feel Jesus is calling you to be an apostle of His Eucharistic Heart, please sign on the following form. Please send the form to Shepherds of Christ Ministries, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, P.O. Box 193, Morrow, OH 45152-0193.

Please circulate this letter and the sign-up forms. This is a call to priests, sisters, laity, including children. The Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus do not have to be a member of the Shepherds of Christ chapters.

There is such power in His Eucharistic Heart. Let us join one another and answer His call today. Adoration should begin as soon as possible.

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus will receive a newsletter. It is very important to send in the membership as soon as possible so we can send you the newsletter and any information about the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

As apostles, we will receive abundant graces from God and help bring about the renewal of the Church and the world.

May you know the burning love of His Heart.

 

6.    Many Graces Will Be Granted

Jesus: My beloved Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I have called you to a special apostleship, My beloved ones. I am crying out to you from My Eucharistic Heart to pray as you have never prayed before. The power, My dear chosen ones, is in the Eucharist. Your world is in a very serious state. The Church, the pope, the bishops, the priests, the Sisters and Brothers are all in need of tremendous prayer power.
    You have been called to the quiet of the tabernacle to take your prayer petitions to My Eucharistic Heart. The renewal of the Church and the world is at hand. From the prayers you pray here, many graces will be granted.
    I am calling all in this Movement as well as all others in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to consecrate their hearts to My Heart and the heart of My Mother. All through the day I am calling you, priests, sisters and brothers in the religious life, laity, including children, to give your hearts to Me and to My beloved Mother. As you dwell in Our Hearts you will be one with each other.
    Come to Me with your petitions. I am truly present in the tabernacle, no less present than the day I walked the earth. I wait for you to come and to pray for your Church and your world. Many graces will be given there for the priesthood and those in the religious life. I have chosen each priest and sister and brother in the religious life to help spread My love to this world. The highest calling is to be called to the priesthood. The calling I give to My beloved priests, sisters and brothers is a special spousalship to Me. How My Heart is wounded by the priests and sisters and brothers in the religious life who have turned worldly. I, the almighty God, call them to such a deep intimate love affair with Me and they go to the world for their love.
    When the religious are fixed in My Heart many will be fed by My burning love.
    The world is in a state of urgency. The Church in part has become worldly. The medicine for the hurting world is My burning love. Nothing, nothing will feed the starved soul but the love of God. I am calling you to pray for My holy priests, to pray that all priests come to a state of deep holiness.
    I have called you as part of the Shepherds of Christ Movement to join in prayer before Me and to beg for graces for your Church and your world.
    The renewal of My Church and My world will be helped greatly through many giving themselves to this movement.
    At Fatima My Mother said that, until a sufficient number of faithful are consecrating their hearts to My Heart and the heart of My Mother, there will not be peace in this world.
    In the Shepherds of Christ Movement including the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement, I am reaching the priests, sisters and brothers in the religious life, laity, including the children - with this Consecration.
    As you dwell in Our hearts you are one with us. As you give yourselves to our Hearts, you are one in our Hearts. These movements will prosper for all are joined in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. You will proceed ahead in one heart and one mind. You will be more joined as a true family, brothers and sisters, living according to the will of your heavenly Father and dwelling in the heart of your heavenly Mother.
    Oh, beloved children, in these movements you have been hand-picked and chosen for this mission by Me. I am giving to you such graces to unite more and more deeply to My Heart. You will be one with each other and one with God. As you dwell in My Mother's heart and My Heart, you unite with the Father in the Holy Spirit.
    You are especially chosen, my apostles, to help carry My love to this world. As you join in this oneness with Me, I live in you and you in Me and I am alive in this world in a special way through this union.
    I have called you to this apostleship, I am guarding your every breath, I am giving you abundant graces to help carry out the plan of the Father. "Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)1
    Bring the cares of the Church and the world to Me. I am waiting to give you all you need. I am Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. I live this day in the world. I am truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Come to Me and I will live in you.
    I love you, I love you, I love you. I am your beloved Savior, Jesus.

- Message from Jesus to Rita Ring, March 8, 1996

   

7.    He Remains with Us, Truly Present

    God sees us as one family, His beloved creatures. He loves us each with the deepest personal love. He sees us united. It is our love for one another that pleases Him. There is not division in God. He loves each of us and knows our uniqueness. He loves all of us as His creatures. We are all members of His holy family. He wants all His children to inherit the Kingdom of God.
 
   I find refuge by dwelling within His most precious Heart. I feel the inner glow, the heat. I feel the calm beating of His heart. It is there I am wrapped in His burning love. It is there I am united deeply to my most beloved Father. It is there I am joined with the permeating, moving action of the Holy Spirit.

    It is my refuge, in this dark and troubled world. It is my heaven on earth, to be joined in love with all He has created, to have perfect peace and know God's chamber of peace and love.

    I see the darkness, the vileness of this world, and I go to His Heart. I see, with rose-colored glasses. I see as He wants us to see with eyes of love. I want to love and see as He sees. It is in this deepest chamber of His Heart that I have found the Kingdom of God on earth, for He has said, the Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God, our little heaven on earth, is in dwelling deeply within Their Hearts. In His Heart is love and in His Heart is peace, in His Heart we are all one as He intends us to be. "But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother." (Matt: 12:48-50)1 We draw in our beloved sisters and brothers by the love that radiates from our eyes, our gentle touch, our loving concern.

    Strip yourself of the attachments to this world. Find peace in the freedom of living according to His will, living *In Him, *in this magnificent Heart.

    He came, He walked the earth, for love of us. He took on a human body. He gave His adorable Heart that we could live *In Him. He no longer walks this earth, He gives us Himself in the Holy Eucharist. He gives us a human *heart, pierced with a lance, crowned with thorns and holding the cross. The way to this fiery furnace, the way to life in Him, is through much suffering and pain. We identify with Him in all our actions, all our joys and sufferings, united to Him as we live our lives in Him. We walk the Passion, we feel the joys, the deep love in His Heart for His Mother, for all His beloved creatures. We carry out His life in our life.

    I am Yours, my Lord. I love You with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole being. I have found the Kingdom of God on this earth. I have found life in You. When I see the darkness in this troubled world, I go to the deepest, hottest chamber of Your Heart and I am bathed in your abundant love. I take with me my troubled brothers in my heart and I plead for their return to their God who is all worthy of all honor and love and adoration.

    I am Yours, Lord, I consecrate my heart to You to live forever in this holy place. I want to die to all that is not of You, that I can be united in the deepest way to You, that my heart will know Your love, that as I live in this world I can truly say, "It is no longer I who live, but He who lives in me."

    O, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I give You my all. I come to You surrounded by the pure and loving heart of Your Mother. I know You won't refuse me in my wretchedness when I come to You in the heart of Your beloved Mother.

    The Holy Spirit permeates the very depth of my soul and I enter into the deepest chamber of His fiery Heart. It is there I feel so little, as a little child, and I unite to my most beloved Father. I feel in Your fiery heart the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the deepest, whitest chamber, in the center of the deepest love. I unite with God and I know my dwelling in You is truly a little heaven on earth.

    The Kingdom of God is at hand. There will be an era of peace. We will all be one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We will be one happy family where there will only be love: love of God and love of one another.

    And the city shone with the brightest light for within their hearts they knew the love of God and it radiated into the world. There was no longer darkness that covered the earth, but light, radiating from those dwelling within the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And the star shone over His bed at Bethlehem. He is truly the light of the world and the light shone in the darkness and all who came to this light lived in the light and lived according to the light.

    It is in this that we trust, that in all the darkness of the world that the light will shine when men are dwelling in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    And, He says: I am the way, the truth and the life. He who abides in me will have the light of life. He came, He was born a baby, He died on a cross, but as He hung on that cross on Calvary, He was the light that shone as the brightest light to the world, withered, beaten and bloodied. He was the brightest light in the darkened sky. It was through His death all men were promised a chance for real life, for eternal salvation.

    And the light came forth from the tomb in power and glory, adorned in bright, glistening light. He stood before them with His glorified wounds: His pierced Heart of endless love and He gave them the newness of life-life in Him. The light shone in the darkness. He gave them a sharing in His Divine Life through Baptism and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us, but He remained with us, truly present, in His Eucharistic Heart. He feeds us with His own Body and Blood. He gives us the Bread of Life. He is the Savior of the World and we live in newness of life because God first loved us!

- Rita Ring, February 23, 1996

 

8.    July 19, 1994

This Is My Body Given Up for You

Jesus speaks:  I give you My Body, sweet one, flesh and all, I give you Myself, do you see now, do you see the blood in My veins I pour out to you. This is My true blood given up for you. I shed this blood, I give you My blood this very day.

Do you see how I give Myself to you in My entirety -- My very flesh, My very blood, I give it to you.

Messenger:  I feel Him and hear Him say this so to us. His words are clear and direct, pleading to tell all of this wondrous mystery and what they truly share here with Him.

Jesus speaks:  I am the bread of life, He Who comes to Me will have eternal life and the bread I give is Myself.

I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. HE WHO EATS OF ME WILL LIVE FOREVER AND THE GIFT I GIVE IS MYSELF.

Messenger:  Jesus gives us His FLESH. THIS IS THE ACT OF TOTAL GIVING giving your very own flesh and blood.

Like the little innocent lamb led to the slaughter, He is total surrender, He let them do as they did to Him and He could have stopped it.

Think of what others do to me, do I accept my silence in suffering and love of Him.

Jesus speaks:  This is My Body given up for you...

Song:   TAKE AND EAT TAKE AND DRINK
            THIS IS MY BLOOD GIVEN UP FOR YOU.

 

9.    July 25, 1994

After Communion

R.  My dear dear Lord,

  I long to be with You, so close. I miss the tender moments. I do not get to be with You and this morning am overwhelmed with sadness, instead of joy to be with You! I want to spend my hours with You and when I do not, I miss that time so! I squandered my time. I talk on the phone or go out some nights and miss my morning prayers with You. I want to be with You for hours in front of the tabernacle. I miss You and love You so much, to tears!

  I long so for You. I want greater union with You. I thirst after knowledge of You. I long to be with You. You are my all, Lord. I long so to be with You in front of the tabernacle.

  I am sad for all the hours I missed today and yesterday. I miss my intimacy with You. I miss You. Nothing else can be likened to being with You. I love You so! Now I know the sorrow of my heart, the joy to behold You now, bitter sweetness, sorrow and joy, love and pain, You are my all!

  During Mass I wanted to cry. I could hear Jesus say, "this is My Body, My flesh, this is My Blood." I saw the little lamb led to the slaughter. I look at the crucifix and I realize His immense love. It saddens me so to know many who do not know this love and how He loves them so. It is painful to know this and watch people miss His beautiful love.

  The readings were exciting. I love to hear His words. It just excites me to hear the readings, the psalm and the gospel. I wanted to cry today because I love Him so and He is truly here. This is no myth. The readings at Mass are alive in my life today.

  The Mass is so beautiful. I love it more every day. What a gift to go to Mass. Oh, Father, how little I am, but I give myself in my entirety to You. The more I know You, the more I want to get lost in Jesus, to be hid away in His tender Heart. I love You so, my precious Savior!

  

10.    July 25, 1994

Title:  My Beating Heart

Messenger: I went to the altar at the Center. My heart felt like it would beat out of my chest and I knew that this was of God. Jesus said: "My dear daughter, My Heart beats as one with yours." Then He told me to sing Like a Shepherd three times, and the picture was lighting up.
(The picture of the Sacred Heart was illuminated.)

Jesus speaks: My dear child,
Do you realize how much you must ponder My love for you? My Passion is the key for you to understand this love. Pray for the gift to realize this love. I would die for you this very day. For you, My sweet one. Think, "Jesus and Mary love me this much." This will increase your closeness to Me. It is in this personal love I pour out to you that we will be ever closer. My Heart is ever beating for you in such oneness.

I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am your Jesus. I love you with this love. Meditate on My Passion and see how I loved you.

I am your most loving Jesus, tenderest of all hearts and I am in your midst this very day.

 

 

January 25, 1995
Feast of Conversion of St. Paul

Glorious Mysteries 

The Resurrection

 l.  Jesus was locked in the tomb for three days. On the third day He rose from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus. We suffer. We must stay rooted in God.

 2.  He came that we may have life and have it to the full in heaven.

 3.  God is on fire for love of us. God showed His Might in the resurrection from the dead.

 4.  Jesus went through the Passion. On the third day Jesus rose triumphant from the dead!

 5.  Come Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your Love. Pour out to us Your Divine Love. Fill us with your grace. Help us to be with you eternally in heaven.

 6.  The apostles were full of fear. When they saw Jesus they thought they had seen a ghost.

 7.  Give us Your vision!

 8.  Take the blinders from our eyes so that we may see more and more with the vision of God. As we unite with You, let us see more Your vision.

9.  R.  We see with such limited vision. You see all men for all times. You see all men's hearts. Let us know Your Plan Oh God. Impart to us greater vision as we grow closer in union to You. Please, Dear Spirit, help us to be one in God so that we can say as St. Paul —  

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 life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

God help us spread the gospel.

10.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Ascension

 1.  Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize and the power to forgive sins.

 2.  It is in baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

 3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Luke 24:50

 4.  Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.  Luke 24:51

 5.  And they were filled with fear and they locked themselves in the upper room to wait the coming of the Holy Spirit.

 6.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

  7.  Out of greatest love for us, Jesus remains with us this day in His Divinity and humanity in the Holy Eucharist.

 8.  This is Jesus Christ, the Son of God! He is our love. He fills us with His grace.

Song:  I am the Bread of Life

 9.  They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, ‘Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.’  So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk;   Acts 1: 10-12

10.  It is through the Holy Spirit we are transformed more and more into the image of Jesus. The more I unite to the Blessed Mother, the more this transformation of the Holy Spirit takes place and I am transformed more and more into the image of Jesus. Jesus takes me to the bosom of the Father.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

 1.  The Apostles were in fear. They were in the upper room with the Blessed Virgin Mary and there came a gigantic-like wind. There appeared parted tongues of fire above their heads.

 2.  The Power! The Might! The Fire of the Love of God descended upon them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. These men that were filled with fear were now fearless. They went into the world and men heard them and the power of the Almighty God was with them, so that all understood what they had said.

3.  R.  Holy Spirit, come to us! Transform us from fear to fearlessness so that we will be fearless to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For He has truly come into this world - God! God has come into this world!  Jesus has died and Jesus has risen!

 4.  Impart to us the courage to be able to speak in a world where many are godless. Help us to speak the truth for the love of God, for the Burning Heart of Jesus Christ and the love that the Blessed Mother has for each one of us.

 5.  Impart to us Your vision, Oh God, so we can see more clearly with Your Eyes all that we need to see; to understand that which the Father has asked of us to do so that we can more fully comply to His Will, so that we will be to this world the soldiers of the Love of God.

 6. 

John 1: 14

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.

Mary cried out in a loud voice the Magnificat.

Dear Holy Spirit give us courage to do the work that You have called us to do. Fill our hearts with fire for God that we will do what God the Father has planned for each one of us to do; to spread this love throughout the world of the most tender love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 7.  Song: Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

 8.  Fill our hearts with fire for the Persons of the Trinity. Give us insight into the mystery of the Trinity and greater love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Dear Holy Spirit fill us with fire for love of God.

 9.  Your love is not a little tiny Love.

          For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life.  John 3: 16

    And You, O Spirit, fill us with fire for the love of God.

10.  Song: Spirit Song

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

 1.  Mary was taken up into Heaven body and soul.

 2.  Mary is to be loved by her children.

 3.  Mary is the singular vessel - she can help us to be more deeply united with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

 4.  We should live for this union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever in heaven. Forever and ever and ever in such deep and loving union with God. This union is dependent upon the union that I have with Them here on earth.

 5.  Jesus cries out to us from the Tabernacle to come and be so close to Him. He longs and thirsts. He wants us to share our love with Him. It is through this union with Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, that we will be led to the Father in deepest union. In Heaven we will forever and ever and ever enjoy this immense loving union with God.

 6.  God gives us a special sharing in His life through baptism.

 7.  Jesus is one with His Mother, Mary. Mary's heart knows the Heart of Jesus so well. From the time of His conception until He ascended into Heaven, Mary was closely united with her Son. Mary wants to take us ever closer to the inner recesses of her Son's burning Heart on fire with love for each one of us!

 8.  Mary, our Mother, at our side always. She walked beside Jesus all through His life. She walked on Calvary. She was there through His sufferings, through His joys. Mary never leaves our side. She is Our Most Loving Mother!

 9.  Mary, help us.

10.   Song: God's Love

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

 1.  Mary, whose heart is so closely united to the Heart of Jesus, who walked with Him all through His life, now reigns with Him forever and ever in Heaven.

 2.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

 3.      For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life.  John 3: 16

 4.  In order to be more like Jesus, we model ourselves after His Mother. She was a human person without sin, the purest heart. We must model our lives after her. We will be more like Jesus.

 5.  Song:  Eye has not Seen

 6.  Help us to see more and more the big picture. Help us to not focus inappropriately on the little details, but to see with the vision of God all that we need to see - to do His work here on this earth - to not be caught up with the little daily things that are in front of our faces - but to see that we are His soldiers marching on a world in which many are godless, many in need of renewal. That it is through our efforts to spread His love to this world that we will help souls to get to heaven.

 7.  Song: May the angels lead you into Paradise

 8.  Mary lead us ever closer and closer to the Most Sacred Heart of Your Son through Your Immaculate Heart. Help us as we go on our way with all the distractions that Satan has put in our path; to not focus on the things that take us from your plan for us. Help us to focus on Your Might. Help us to deeply love God; to realize more and more the immensity of this love and how He is there with us in this battle to spread His love throughout the world. 

  9.  Dear Mary, lead us closer and closer to Jesus, your Son, through your Immaculate Heart. As you knew Him so well, as you knew His Heart as only you knew His Heart, teach us about Jesus, your Son. Teach us His way. Be our Mother and our spiritual guide on this journey to eternity.

10.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

 

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

 

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   Joseph and Mary went to the Temple and Simeon prophesied the sufferings of Jesus and Mary. From that moment on Mary saw before her, whenever she looked at the child Jesus, the sufferings of her Beloved Son. A sword, too, shall pierce Your Heart O Mary!

    

 2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus in the night to flee from Herod. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   Think of the anguish of the hearts of Joseph and Mary who lost the child Jesus in the temple and to endlessly search for Him. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 4.  And Their Eyes Peered into One Another's on Calvary.   Jesus and Mary, such oneness between these two Hearts. She with such suffering to see her Beloved Son dripping with blood, His flesh torn and a heavy cross on His back. He, too, looked at His beloved Mother, and He saw her in all her sufferings. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   He loved us so dearly that He gave His life for us. He is with us this day. He loves each one of us so dearly and He calls out to us to spread His love to this world that is hurting.

Mary:  I am your Mother, and I call you to answer my request to be strong soldiers to this world. The devil will press on you and you will want to give up this fight. But I am forever by your side guarding you and watching you and leading you on your way. For it is through your efforts that His love will be spread throughout this world. You are called as His special apostles to do this work to a hurting world. Hasten to my call. Become ever closer to the Heart of My Son through my Immaculate Heart. He loves you with this dear, dear love that you cannot even imagine.  My children, my children, souls will be lost.  Spread His message of love throughout this world. Do not hold back. I call out to you with an urgent cry to take me seriously. I am your Mother. Jesus and I suffered so for love of you. See us as Jesus hung on the cross and I stood beneath the cross. This is the love that We have for you. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

  

 6.  And She Held the Lifeless Body of Her Son in Her Arms.   Without a breath in His body, He gave His all. In compliance to the Father's Will, He gave His life. The Father loved us so much that He gave His Son.

Mary:  I call out to you to listen to me, to be strong soldiers to this world, to spread His love throughout the world, to pray for vision, to see with the eyes of God the plan that is unfolding this day. For you are all such a part of this plan. You are the threads of the tapestry that are so important to this plan. Do not give into satan and his attempts to distract you, but hold tight to the Heart of My Son, Jesus, who loves you with an unfathomable love. I am your Mother and I call out to you this day to answer my request.

  

 7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   And Mary wept bitterly outside the tomb. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

Closing Songs:  O Lady of Light - A Song of Jesus - Come Holy Spirit - To Jesus Heart all Burning - Like a Shepherd - Give me Your Heart, O Jesus - I Rocked Him as a Baby - Hail Mary, Gentle Woman - O Holy Mary

Mary appeared the entire rosary - especially brightly at the end of the second decade - she was smiling and  flashing light - the more we spoke about her illuminating, the brighter she got - it was almost as if she wanted us to talk about her appearing in such light. At the end of the rosary, she was so bright, we couldn't leave, so we
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