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

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

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

February 1, 2004

February 2nd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for
February 2nd are Glorious.


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.



Schedule for February 2, 2004

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Nursing Home #3

5:20 a.m. - Daily Message from June 15, 2003

5:54 a.m. - Mary's Message

6:00 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayer for Union with Jesus

6:05 a.m. - Songs

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 a.m. - Handbook read by Rita Ring

8:39 a.m. - April 17, 1994 Interview with Rita Ring

10:09 a.m. - Special Messages from Jesus as given 
                     to Father Carter and Songs from Jesus

11:27 a.m. - Mary's Message

11:33 a.m. - Morning Offering & Prayer for Union

11:38 a.m. - Live Rosary February 13, 1997

1:01 p.m. - Father Carter's talk February 13, 1997

1:35 p.m. - The Spirituality of Fatima read by Father Carter & Rita Ring

2:17 p.m. - About Shepherds of Christ - talk given June 29, 2003

3:37 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Christmas Songs

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 p.m. - Newsletter 2001 Issue 1 (The Sacraments and the Mass)

10:02 p.m. - Consecration - July 31, 1999

11:34 p.m. - Live Rosary November 13, 1996

12:54 a.m. - Tell My People read by Father Carter

2:25 a.m. - A Blue Book Reading or Two and a Tribute
                    to Mary on Mother's Day - May 11, 2003

3:44 a.m. - Mary's Message

3:50 a.m. - Morning Offering

3:54 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

4:00 a.m. - Mass



Revelation 12: 1
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

January 4, 2004

January 5, 2004

January 5, 2004

January 5, 2004



February 1, 2004

Retreat for Apostles and Others

For Day 2 of Retreat

Feb 11

          Before 9:00


          1st EXERCISE – meditation first, second, third sin…


                   #45-54 pages 25-28


          9:00 I will give a talk about the retreat

                   It will begin this way:


                   The song: Take Lord Receive

                             and Come to Me Lord & Possess My Soul


                             will be sung throughout the whole retreat.


                   Every meditation will be

                             preceded by a preparatory






Prayer before talk

Dear Jesus,

    I want to be close to you. I want to have that

oneness with you that is so deep. I want to act

as You act in me at every second. I want to do

Your holy will I want to be one in You in my

every breath.

    I give myself to You. I give You the Movement

and the people -- it is Your Movement to run as You

desire. I give you the building and the people

who come and go. Help us to do as you desire

always, always maintaining the purity of the

Movement. Help the Church to recognize us

and help us to begin prayer chapters all

over the world. Help us to reach the priests

with the writings you have given. Help people

to recognize Mary's image.


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 11


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


    I want to talk about the Spiritual Exercises
of St. Ignatius.

    We are to see this retreat as a time to be alone
with God. To be in silence, to be only with Him,
to see His plan for us in helping to bring about
what He wants to do in us as we live out our
vocation. Here it is to live the Shepherds of
Christ way of life.

    Our life is lived every moment in union
with our Divine God. We center our day daily
around the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We,
who are servants, handmaids and apostles attend
daily Mass when able and center our day around
that Mass, united to all the Masses going on around
the world all day, being special intercessors
praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

    We spend, as servants, handmaids and apostles,
at least one hour daily before the Blessed Sacrament
in adoration as far as we are able and we try to stop
on the hour and pray, especially united for the needs
of the Movement and our needs.

    We pray nightly (or at least daily) the Shepherds of
Christ Prayers and the rosary, along with the Holy
Spirit Novena. Most of us try to pray daily at 6:20
united at all the centers and the sub-centers
for the priests, the Church, and the world, for healing
for ourselves, our family and all mentioned above
and for special grace for us.

    Why do we make this particular retreat in
China , Indiana ? When retreats are given the
silence will begin on the 10th of that month at 
night with the individual reading the discernment of
spirit sections from St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises
and the beginning parts about the retreat.
The first meditation will be given on the 10th.

The Spiritual Exercises will be conducted with
    this purpose in mind.


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 25

46. PRAYER.  In the preparatory prayer I will beg God
our Lord for grace that all my intentions, actions, 
and operations may be directed purely to the 
praise and serve of His Divine Majesty.



          Meditation about our sins  #55-61

          1 hour                   pages 29&30


          Light Lunch 11:00 must be done by 11:30


           Be in Church 11:45


           Mass 12:00

                             The Eucharist is exposed
          3) Meditation  #65-71  p. 32&33 about hell  meditate 30 minutes


          4) Meditation  #91-98  Kingdom of Christ   meditate 30 minutes




          6:20 Prayers in Church (as a group)


                   Yellow Book

                   Red Book

                   Read before the Rosary aloud  #110-117 p.52-53

                   March 20, 1997 Vision

                   March 20, 1997 Rosary Joyful Mysteries



This is not conducted as the other

          meditations, it is all gathered

          together in candle light in

          the Church before the exposed



Tape of kids doing the Rosary

           December 25, 1994






          p 115     #261

             115     #262 ANNUNCIATION

                         St Luke 1: 26-38


115              #263 VISITATION

  St Luke 1: 39-56


          p 116      #264 BIRTH OF CHRIST

                          St Luke 2: 1-14

                          Sing: Silent Night


          p 116      #265 SHEPHERDS

                          Sing: Angels We Have Heard on High

                          St Luke 2: 8-20


          p 117      #266 CIRCUMCISION

                          St Luke 2: 21


          p 117      #267 MAGI

                          St Matt 2: 1-12

                          Sing: We Three Kings


          p 117      #268 Presentation in the Temple

                          Sing: Little Baby Hands and Feet

                          St Luke 2: 22-39




      Before Bed

          Meditate 5 minutes on each



23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION                             5 minutes

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

45. FIRST EXERCISE                                                                5 minutes

This is a meditation on the first, second and third
 sin employing the three powers of the soul.

55. SECOND EXERCISE                                                           5 minutes

This is a meditation on our sins.

65. FIFTH EXERCISE                                                               5 minutes

This is a meditation on hell.

91. CALL OF AN EARTHLY KING                                          5 minutes

This will help us to contemplate the life of the
eternal king.


 Say Prayer for Union with Jesus


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 102

             TAKE, LORD, AND RECEIVE

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, 
my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have 
and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O 
Lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly 
according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and Thy 
grace, for this is sufficient for me.


Meditate for 10 minutes how the

Incarnation goes on in us.



From Newsletter May-June 1997

    Each of us has the privilege of offering Jesus his or her own unique person, one's own humanity, one's own human existence. As with St. Paul we are asked to allow Jesus to live within us. Each Christian has the opportunity to allow Jesus to live through the uniqueness which is this particular Christian. To the extent the Christian does offer himself to Jesus in this manner, to that extent Jesus has a unique opportunity of continuing His redemptive work. To the extent the Christian holds back and does not allow Jesus to live in oneself, to that degree Jesus loses this unrepeatable opportunity.




          Some time in the near future


                   meditate on the lead

                   article May-June 1997


                   Priestly Newsletter

                      Book II


                   Incarnational Perspectives





A Very Important retreat for apostles

February 11, 2004 Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

to February 14, 2004 Valentine's Day

It ends at 3:00pm.

Personal reading and meditation

is needed beginning the night of the

10th from wherever you are.

(This will not interfere with the normal
February 13th gathering in China, Indiana.)


Adorers will be needed for the 
evening and early morning hours
since the apostles will be in retreat.

(Please call Doris if you intend to come
to the retreat)


The Country Hearth Inn has 

rooms available for $45





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