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December 27, 2009 - The Holy Family

December 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 28th are Sorrowful.

      

Please pray for a special intention.

   

                December 27, 2009

 

                Mary: I am your Spiritual Mother

                God the Father is your heavenly Father

                Be good

                God is watching you now

                Be a holy family

                Religious be true to the Church

 

                Dear God —

                    You love me and
                    I have Your gifts
                    I can do Your work

                Message
                    I can do all things through Christ which
                        strengthens me

                    I must think Victory

                    I do all things being one in God —
                        I never act alone —

   

Philippians 4: 13

There is nothing I cannot do in the One who strengthens me.

   

                    I don't believe in defeat —
                        I expect the best and
                        with God's help can get it —

 

Romans 8: 31

After saying this, what can we add? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

Mark 9: 23

  But if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us.'

 

Matthew 11: 28

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.   

 

John 14: 27

Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

 

Isaiah 26: 3

This is the plan decreed: you will guarantee peace, the peace entrusted to you.

 

                    God loves me and His peace is touching me
                        I can let go to God

 

Psalm 23: 2

In grassy meadows he lets me lie.

By tranquil streams he leads me 
 

 

Philippians 4: 7

and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

 

Psalm 118: 24

This is the day which Yahweh has made,
a day for us to rejoice and be glad.

 

                    Make a happiness habit

                    Have a clean and merry heart

 

                The Holy Family

  

Luke 2: 41-49

Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When the days of the feast were over and they set off home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was somewhere in the party, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. 

    It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and with people.

     

                God wants us to be happy —
                We must follow God's will

                God gives us children to grow and mature —
                We are God's children who need to grow
                    in the spiritual life

                God the Father is our Father
                Mary is our spiritual Mother
                God the Father is watching us
                He wants us to be obedient to Him —
                    live according to His will —
                    in love —

                Look at the beauty of a baby — who can
                    express so much with their little
                    body and face —

                They are free — Their face so expressive —

                Smiling
                Living
                Cute

                So much just in the face
                So much just in the body
                They are uninhibited
                Not like stiff-necks

                Cute to dress —
                What about God the Father dressing us
                    with His grace —
                Little children grow up
                Babies wear bonnets

                When we grow up we are to know how
                    God the Father loves us —
                    calls us to help in getting souls to heaven
                    answer this vocation with joy and honor

                We are always growing physically if we are
                    normal

                Why can't we see we had little bodies
                    now they are different

   

Excerpt from Shepherds of Christ Priestly Newsletter Book III - Issue 3

The Father's Will For Us - Our Source of Peace

  • Pope John Paul II instructs us: "The Church, as a reconciled and reconciling community, cannot forget that at the source of her gift and mission of reconciliation is the initiative, full of compassionate love and mercy, of that God who is love (see 1 John 4:8) and who out of love created human beings (see Wisdom 11:23-26; Genesis 1:27: Psalms 8:4-8)…He created them so that they might live in friendship with Him and in communion with one another.

"God is faithful to His eternal plan even when man, under the impulse of the evil one (see Wisdom 2:24) and carried away by his own pride, abuses the freedom given to him in order to love and generously seek what is good, and (instead) refuses to obey his Lord and Father. God is faithful even when man, instead of responding with love to God’s love, opposes Him and treats Him like a rival, deluding himself and relying on his own power, with the resulting break of relationship with the One who created him. In spite of this transgression on man’s part, God remains faithful in love.

"It is certainly true that the story of the Garden of Eden makes us think about the tragic consequences of rejecting the Father, which becomes evident in man’s inner disorder and in the breakdown of harmony between man and woman, brother and brother (see Genesis 3:12 ff; 4:1-16). Also significant is the Gospel parable of the two brothers (the parable of the ‘prodigal son’; see Luke 15:11-32) who, in different ways, distance themselves from their father and cause a rift between them. Refusal of God’s fatherly love and of His loving gifts is always at the root of humanity’s divisions.

"But we know that God…like the father in the parable (of the prodigal son), does not close His heart to any of His children. He waits for them, looks for them, goes to meet them at the place where the refusal of communion imprisons them in isolation and division. He calls them to gather about His table in the joy of the feast of forgiveness and reconciliation.

"This initiative on God’s part is made concrete and manifest in the redemptive act of Christ, which radiates through the world by means of the ministry of the Church." 13

13. Pope John Paul II, as in Celebrate 2000!, Servant Publications, pp. 140-141.

  

                A priest talked of frozen meat

                When we are caught up in unforgiveness,
                    anger, emotions of the past — the
                    inner child —
                    we are like frozen meat that needs to
                        thaw out

                God is so good to us

                Contemplatives in action
                mean we are interior — one with God and
                    yet we are acting in the world —
                    acting to build God's Kingdom

  

2 Corinthians 9: 6-10

But remember:  anyone who sows sparsely will reap sparsely as well—and anyone who sows generously will reap generously as well. Each one should give as much as he has decided on his own initiative, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. God is perfectly able to enrich you with every grace, so that you always have enough for every conceivable need, and your resources overflow in all kinds of good work. As scripture says: To the needy he gave without stint, his uprightness stands firm for ever.  

The one who so freely provides seed for the sower and food to eat will provide you with ample store of seed for sowing and make the harvest of your uprightness a bigger one:

   

                We are soldiers for Christ —
                Are we acting in our vocation as soldiers for Christ?
                Not on a pity - selfish - pot —
                We are to be generously loyal to this call as
                    soldiers for Christ

                Religious BELONG to Jesus

                Do we live to serve God however He calls us —
                Do we live to go against the enemies of our wounded
                    human nature and not give into them
                Of fighting for Christ — not being selfish on a pity-pot.
                Do we fight for Christ and with Christ?
                We are to serve our Divine King —
                That we as contemplatives in action —
                May we help to establish the reign of Christ in
                    our own souls by truly following Him —

                Jesus shows us His life of self-renunciation
                    in our behalf —

                We give ourselves completely to God —
                We want to imitate Christ

                We should give ourselves completely and
                    ardently to our vocation —

                If we follow Christ — We love First —
                Our heart should burn with this desire —

  

Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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!   

 

John 1: 1

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
 

 

Colossians 1: 15

He is the image of the unseen God,
the first–born of all creation,

   

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.

 

Hebrews 4: 15

For the high priest we have is not incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us, but has been put to the test in exactly the same way as ourselves, apart from sin.

  

                What a calling Christ gives us in the
                    Shepherds of Christ
                    to be so one with Jesus.

                Our children are the children of the
                    Church and the world

               
                Jesus: I have written to you about My Father's family —
                Religious are called to be My Spouse and they have the
                children of the Church and the world to pray for —
                Many religious do not realize the intimacy I desire
                with them —

                St. Paul describes this
                    It is no longer I that live, but He who lives in me —

                This intimacy means that you know that I AM in
                you — I live in a special way in the baptized graced
                soul — That you are My instruments of love in the
                world — That your oneness in Me is so special
                for you know truth, you know love — you
                are loving (charitable) you are filled with
                gratitude for the gifts I have given —

                    I am the way, the truth and the life —

                    You have one life to live —

                R. I had a vision an elderly woman laid on the bed and
                couldn't move — she saw herself when healthy as
                controlling and unkind, divided, combatal and
                disharmonious — now filled with remorse as people
                had to turn her over, she cried out — 'I didn't live
                at all — I argued, I wanted to win, I wasn't kind,
                oh God forgive me — I wasted my life being this
                way when I could have been charitable' —

                    A person who is wounded emotionally can live
                a life of misery — being unloving Fr. Carter calls
                sin in one of His books — God commands us to love —
                to be charitable — to love God — to love others —

                    God wants religious to follow in His footsteps — He loved
                all — He died for the precious souls — He wore a crown of
                thorns around His Head and Heart for the pride of men
                and anger of men and selfishness of men and
                men, seeking to be right for the sake of being
                over others selfishly — envy — wishing others pain and
                suffering — passive-aggressive ways that hurt others
                for our pain.

                Jesus: I give you so many gifts — I give you My truth
                in My Word — the barren fig tree which did not bear
                fruit — the miracle at Cana, I calmed the storms, I
                healed the blind, I healed leprosy and paralytics —
                I rose Lazarus from the dead — I multiplied the fish
                and loaves — I obeyed My Father to My death on the
                cross.

                    I tell you about the Good Samaritan that you
                will be loving and kind — Many are called by me
                to the religious life — to be obedient in their vocation —
                to be chaste, to have a genuine heart, to be charitable.
                I give you the parable of the wedding feast that you
                will know the humble will be exalted, not the
                proud — I tell you to build your house on rock —
                on the truth and this will last — building your
                house on sand - will not last —

                    One who is head of the house watches out for
                others to protect them from evil — You are to labor
                in the vineyard of the Lord — You are to be a good
                seed planted to produce fruit for the Kingdom —
                You are not the end or the beginning — others have gone
                before you, the Martyrs, the prophets, I have, Mary has,
                the saints and others will go after you —

                    Put your net into the sea, let your good works
                go out to the children who are hungering for
                truth and love and justice — Let your lives through baptism
                help strengthen the body of Christ and the world and
                your families — THE FATHER'S FAMILY —
                Brothers and sisters in Christ —

                    Every time there is disobedience to the right
                authority, you give power to satan —

                    The Pharisee was self-righteous —
                    The publican was humble

                I will separate the sheep from the goats — your
                    lives are a test — who will you follow —

                Will you use the talents given to you to produce
                    more for the Kingdom and you will be rewarded
                    for a job well done —

                Or will you be slothful and be punished —

                I give you two sons —
                        one repented —
                        one was insincere

                Choose life — not death
                Have a contrite heart

                    Seek what is above, not below —
                    Be prepared and watchful like the virgins
                        waiting for the bridegroom
                    Be grateful
                    Be a just steward
                    Forgive men so you will be forgiven

                I washed their feet
                I taught you to love

                I sweat blood in the garden for your sins —
                    I did God's will

                Barabbas was freed —
                I was scourged —

                Pilate condemned Me to death

                Judas hung himself —
                    he sold Me for 30 pieces of silver —
                    Judas didn't ask to be forgiven
                    Judas was proud
                    Judas betrayed Me
                Simon helped Me carry My cross

                Jesus said: I called you to help carry My cross
                    and spread My Movement —
                    I was crucified
                    My Head crowned with thorns for your sins.
                    Darkness covered the earth —

                That glorious morning
                    I rose from the dead
                    I paid the price for your pride —

                Stephen was stoned to death —

   

Matthew 10: 17-22

‘Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as evidence to them and to the gentiles. But when you are handed over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you. ‘Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will come forward against their parents and have them put to death. You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.

   

                Paul was arrested
                Peter and Paul were Martyrs
                John died

   

2 Timothy 4: 6-8

As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to depart. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come for me now is the crown of uprightness which the Lord, the upright judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his appearing.

    

                I am meek and tender of heart —

                Joy comes from a pure heart - rooted in Me —

                My Heart is soft and supple, not hard and
                    unforgiving, not prideful, not one filled
                    up with hatred, but a Heart of pure love.

                My Heart in the Blue Books tell My most intimate
                    love

                Sing: Give Me your Heart oh Jesus

                I want to be one with you where you dwell
                    in My Heart and share My treasures
                    of truth, of charity, of obedience,
                    wisdom, understanding etc.

                The saints were growing more and more with hearts
                    likened to Me —

                    I carried My cross to the hill of Calvary — men
                who usurp the authority of those over them,
                cause disorder and allow satan to have a free
                hand — I taught you about obedience — My legs
                ached, I could hardly walk — the weight of the cross
                was the sins of the world — My knees ached so
                bad — it felt as if they would break — My body
                whipped for your sins — My head throbbed for your
                pride and seeking dominance for dominance sake
                causing disorder.

                    Christmas is My birthday — how many religious
                and other folks act selfish and hurt others — What
                you act out from hidden emotions on innocent
                others — you do unto Me —
                How people who have been divorced act out anger
                over holidays over not having the children — even
                when the children are grown with children
                of their own — they can be alone with a bitter
                angry heart on Christmas — instead of focusing
                on the gift I give you in the incarnation.

                    A person can live their whole life being
                angry at another to prove that they were right
                in a divorce or intimate relationship and never
                look at their part in it — isolating more
                and more in their bitterness and acting out —
                projecting hurt and anger on innocent others —
                the holiday can remind them of old pain and so
                now it is the way they are on that day — MAD —
                hateful — rageful and
                they hurt innocent others like they were hurt —
                "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"

                Christmas is My birthday — it is a time to be filled
                    with joy and love for souls in your vocation —
                    to grow in greater love and intimacy with God —
                    to look at the wounded emotions inside and
                    deal with them — forgive and love — not be
                    enslaved to satan — like Pharaoh after all
                    the plagues — still wouldn't let the
                    people go

                Mary's message of Clearwater was how many people
                    today commit suicide —
                    young children going astray away from God —
                    who later will lose their souls to sin, drugs,
                        evil

                You are to have contrite hearts —
                Not to act in desolation — for it is then
                    the devil counsels the soul

                I am calling you to help bring the era of peace
                    and love (charity)
                    Are you charitable??

                Are you locked in — living to prove you are
                    right — is that your god — over the littlest
                    thing because the brick in your heart
                    is big hurt emotions of relationships —
                    not forgiven and let go of —

                Are you acting out those hidden angry, rageful
                    emotions on others —
                    punishing them for your anger, your tension,
                    your anxiety — hurting others because you
                    wear the title "Christian" and yet you
                    are far from being likened to Christ —
                    because of deep, deep, anger inside

                How have you through your example as one
                    acting like you go to Church before
                    others and then you hate those you
                    need to work with to promote
                    My Kingdom —

                How many have you chased away from Me
                    by your heart, when I have blessed
                    you and your family — You may be a
                    very angry person and act out your anger
                    in passive-aggressive ways or the abuse cycle —

                How does the devil work on you to make
                    proving you are right to save face —
                    your god —

                Abraham loved God so much He was
                    willing to sacrifice His son —
                    Abraham was tested

                Noah built the Ark

                I died for your sins

                I was beaten for your anger, trying to prove
                    you are right, just to selfishly win —
                    you can punish others for your anger —
                    provoking them, being passive-aggressive
                    in your ways —

                Isn't it time to start living and let go of that anger —
                    punishing innocent others for your
                    hidden anger

                Adam and Eve sinned
                You are the poor banished children of Adam and Eve

                R. In the Old Testament, Joseph was betrayed by his brothers
                    Joseph was betrayed by the wife of his master —

                The king wouldn't listen to Jeremiah —

                Moses did what God wanted —
                Moses suffered —
                Even after the Plagues in Egypt the
                    Pharaoh wouldn't change

                Jesus gave Moses the 10 Commandments
                Moses was chosen

                God promised Abraham He would bless
                    those who bless him and curse those
                    who curse him

                God honors his chosen ones

                Hannah conceived — she was faithful
                    to God

                Jesus obeyed the Father's will
                Saul defeats the Philistines,
                Then Saul was disobedient to the prophet
                David had power over Saul —

                Elijah predicts famine
                Micah was a prophet
                The prophet Zechariah was stoned —
                Daniel was a prophet
                Daniel was cast into a den of lions
                Malachi was a prophet

                John the Baptist had his head cut off
                Jesus was killed
                Stephen murdered

                There was the massacre of the innocents
                    at Baptism

                A lot of blood was shed so we could know
                    the truth —
                Prophets suffered so much

                The devil wants to get rid of the one
                    delivering God's messages in the Old Testament

                Jesus and Martyrs died for the truth

                Desolation —
                    the same person
                    acting out the same pattern — they
                        know so well that is a bad
                        pattern —
                        a vice

                Trying to raise up against authority because
                    the person can't let anyone tell them
                    directions

                The triangle —
                    making a person in authority go through
                        somebody — not the authority to get
                        power —

                That is breaking power that is given from
                    God in right authority

So they get the okay from one in authority
     by fighting — combat — using
     needed information for power — FORCE

Then when in authority — they do what
     the evil one councils them

One who abuses right authority and makes themselves
     a Mediator — can force their way —
     Jesus says defrocking the one in charge
     in right authority

I see that families work in systems —

 

                If one is anxious they can keep provoking until
                    an innocent other acts out this
                    confusion, anxiety whatever is tension

                A person not in authority can confuse things
                    to disturb the straight forward direction
                    of things —
                    then when things become confused through
                    the effort of one under authority,
                    but the one under not respecting authority
                    they discredit the one in authority
                        with pandemonium and disorder
                        they made —

                The person following Jesus — takes up the cross
                    and helps build the Kingdom of God in love
                    and harmony and peace — willingly obeying
                    the authority

                A person not wanting to obey and strong-willed —
                    just does what it takes to not obey —
                    they do what they want —
                    they will argue over the smallest things to compete and win —
                    they want combat, they want to win

                People in families and communities and Churches and
                    groups can work in one mind and one heart
                    in union under those in authority —

                The place is threatened by one who throws
                    over the right authority to mediate
                    when mediation — or acting in a triangle is
                    not necessary and in fact, weakens the structures so
                    the devil can make the structure not as
                    it should be — 

 

                Jesus: My Movement is a Movement to help the
                    religious and all grow in this
                    personal, mystical relationship
                    with Me

                Where they are one in Me and I am one in them

                Disrespect for authority is so one can run
                    things themselves
                    very self-focused
                    creating confusion
                    creating a triangle

                There is no joy in this — for there is this main
                    power being disconnected

                Satan moves in at some point taking or trying to
                    take out the real authority entirely —

                After the process of power has been
                    replaced by a weak king —
                    like with Jeremiah —
                    the false messenger became stronger —
                    Jeremiah was thrown in the dungeon
                    In the end the king's eyes were
                        gauged out before his children —
                        and the Babylonian exile took place —

 

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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

‘Disaster for the shepherds who lose and scatter the sheep of my pasture, Yahweh declares. This, therefore, is what Yahweh, God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd my people, "You have scattered my flock, you have driven them away and have not taken care of them. Right, I shall take care of you for your misdeeds, Yahweh declares! But the remnant of my flock I myself shall gather from all the countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; they will be fruitful and increase in numbers. For them I shall raise up shepherds to shepherd them and pasture them. No fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost, Yahweh declares!
                                                                                                                      

   Look, the days are coming,
      Yahweh declares,
   when I shall raise an upright Branch
      for David;
   he will reign as king and be wise, 
   doing what is just and upright
      in the country. 
   
In his days Judah will triumph
   and Israel live in safety.
  And this is the name he will be called,
  ‘Yahweh–is–our–Saving–Justice.’ "

                 

                        From Fr. Joe's homily

July 19, 2009

When David was king 1000 years before Christ, David wanted to build a house for God, since there was no Temple for God at that time. God did not give David permission to do so, however God promised David through the prophet Nathan that he would bless him and build David a house in the sense that David’s kingdom would continue forever and one of his descendants would always rule. This blessing lasted through the reign of David’s son, Solomon; but we humans somehow have the ability to sabotage God’s blessings. Solomon turned to pagan gods and over-extended the country financially by elaborate building projects and exorbitant taxes, so when Solomon died there was a rebellion and most of Israel broke away from Solomon’s successor, David’s grandson, Rehoboam. Rehoboam continued to rule over the southern part of Israel, the area we know as Judaea . For 400 years (and this is amazing) the kings of Judaea were descendants of King David. The northern kingdom that rebelled against David’s successors suffered under a succession of kings and rebellions. In less than 300 years the northern kingdom was destroyed by the Assyrians, people from northern Iraq. About 100 years after that, the Babylonians from southern Iraq conquered the Assyrians and took control of the entire Middle East. The conquest of the Babylonians brings us up to Jeremiah whom we heard in today’s first reading. At the time of Jeremiah, here was the situation: the northern kingdom no longer existed. The southern kingdom, Judaea, was still being ruled by David’s descendants but they were not loyal to God or to God’s laws. Jeremiah spoke to these kings as they came into power, the last four being: Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoikin and Zedekiah. Zedikiah, the last reigning king, died in disgrace. After the Babylonians captured him, his sons were slaughtered before his eyes, he was then blinded and led off to Babylon in chains where he presumably died. You can read how Jeremiah spoke with them in great detail in the book of Jeremiah. He told them exactly what they needed to do to survive the invading forces of Babylon. His messages were ignored. He blames them and their leadership for the destruction that came upon God’s people. As we heard in today’s first reading, God speaks through Jeremiah: “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture.” God said he would take over shepherding his people; he would bring them back from exile; he would appoint leaders over them who would serve them well and lead them to peace and security. It took 600 years before God thought the world was ready for this king who would reign and govern wisely, who would do what is just and right in the land.

 

                So it goes this way —
                    St. Francis tried to start the order —
                        his way was compromised for hundreds
                        of years because he was
                        (ousted out)

                4 priests have told me without asking —
                    the Founder and the co-founder
                    have the original vision and
                    we must stick to it — not listen
                    to anyone else —

 

 

 

A Rosary from Mary for the elderly and 
all on her birthday.

Sorrowful Mystery

 September 8, 2001

 

Agony in the Garden

        1) Mary: 

            My children, My Son gave His life for you.
            Oh people here on earth just do not recognize
                so many things they need to.
            Pray for light to see.
   
           Oh my children pray for light to see.
        

        2) Mary: 

            Now my nursing home ones: 
           
    See Jesus in the garden.
               See Him in so much suffering.
               Jesus knew all the sins of all men for all time.
               Jesus suffered for those who would reject Him.
               Jesus suffered for the sins of the flesh,
                    for the sins of pride and envy
                    and greed.
               Jesus suffered for the sins of jealousy
                    and cruelty to one another.
               My Son Jesus sweat Blood.

        3) Mary: 

           My Son Jesus suffered for you.
          My Son Jesus knew you by name.
          My Son Jesus suffered for your sins.
          My Son Jesus wants you in heaven with Him.

        4)
Mary: 

           My Son is God!!
          He came to this earth and was a man.
          The Son of God became man.
          He loves you so much.
          He suffered for you. 

        5) Mary: 

            My son Jesus sweat Blood.
       My Son Jesus sweat Blood.
       My Son Jesus loves you so much.
       My Son Jesus loves the souls He gave His life for.
      Will you offer your days for the souls of the earth.  

 

     

  

Scourging at the Pillar

1) Mary: 

     My Son Jesus was whipped.
My Son Jesus suffered for the sins of the flesh of all men.
My Son wants them to go to heaven.
My Son Jesus wants you to go to heaven.

         2) Mary: 

            Every day is a new day.
           Soon your days are over here below.
           Oh my children the reward that awaits those
               who love and serve Jesus is so wonderful.
           Oh my children I want you to dwell in
               my Immaculate Heart.
           Oh my children, my Son Jesus, wants you to dwell
               in His Sacred Heart.

        3) Mary: 

            They whipped Jesus.
       They crowned His Head with thorns.
       He suffered for the sins of men.

         4) Mary: 

            Life on earth is so short.
      The children come as babies
           the children grow.
       You grow old.
       All you do that is good can help those after you.
       What is important is that souls go to heaven.

         5) Mary: 

            Go to heaven!!
           Oh my children, heaven is real.
           My children so is hell.
           My children you will receive a reward
               from your God for all your good
        
      works.  

 

 

Matthew 22: 36-39

‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.

 

   

The Crowning with Thorns

         1) Mary:

            Jesus was crowned with Thorns.

        2) Mary:

            Jesus’ head bled for the souls He loved.

3) Mary:

    Jesus wants men to love Him.
    The Father wants you to do His will.
    The Holy Spirit wants your hearts to
        to filled with the fire of God's love. 

             My children God is real.  

        4) Mary:

            My children the Trinity is real.

            My children pray through the intercession
                of Our Lady of Clearwater.

            My children pray through the intercession
                of your founder.

            My children pray for my Son’s Movement  
                Shepherds of Christ.

            My children, Jesus loves you so very much.

        5) Mary: 

            Things may not turn out the way you want.  
           When you offer up  your suffering for souls it
   
             can help to bring down great graces for the souls of
                the earth.
            Study the crowned head of Jesus.

           Have pictures of the rosary and the
              Way of the Cross by your bed or
              chair.  
           My children, pray for the world.  
           Jesus gave His life for them.  
           Jesus was mocked.  
           They gave Him a crown of thorns.  
           They gave Him a dirty purple robe.  
           They spit on Him.  
           He endured it for your sins and the sins of men.  
           My children offer up all you do all day,  
               your eating and sleeping etc. as a  
               sacrifice.  

  

   

  

Carrying of the Cross

        1) Mary:

            My children, my son carried His cross.  
           It was heavy.

        My children He carried the weight of the
            sins of the world.

            My children please help by offering up your
                daily activities as a sacrifice.

        2) Mary:

              Today is an important day.
             You are hearing my rosary message from my
                birthday. My birthday is celebrated
                on September 8.

            The Founder of the Movement Shepherds of Christ 
                was Father Edward Carter S.J.
             Pray through his powerful intercession.
             He loves you.
             The saints love you.

        3) Mary:

             My children pray through the intercession of the
            saints.
        Pray through the intercession of St. Ignatius, St. Xavier,
        St. John, St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, St. Paul,
        St. Peter, St. Claude de la Columbiere, St. Margaret Mary,  
        St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Rita, St. Michael, St. Edward,
        St. Bernadette, Jacinta, Francisco, Padre Pio,
                  Pray through the intercession of your
                       favorite saints.
                  Pray through the intercession of
                       Our Lady of Clearwater.

        4) Mary:

            My children, I love you. God is so good.
                 Look at Jesus’ scourged body.
                 Look at Jesus as He carries the cross.

        5) Mary:

             My children, Jesus asks you to carry the
               little crosses He gives you.

  

The Crucifixion

        1) Mary:

             My children, I stood beneath the cross of
            of my Son and I cried.  

  

   

        2) Mary:

            My children I ask you to offer up all you do
            united to the Mass.

            My children see Jesus hanging on the cross.

        3) Mary:

            My children He loves you so much.

        4) Mary:

             My children look at His feet,
           Look at the nail in His feet.

             My children look at His head.
             My children look at His scourged body.

            My children look at His hands.
                Look at the nails in His hands.

           My children hear Him say I LOVE YOU.
           I LOVE YOU!!  
           I DIED FOR YOU.

        5) Mary:

             Sing song Little Child.    

 

 

                   
                               

 

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