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February 13, 2009

February 14th Holy Spirit Novena
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February 13, 2009

Writing by Rita Ring

                    Jesus the Son of God came to
                teach us how to be sons of the
                Father. We are to be docile and
                recognize the authority of Jesus —
                To those in authority, responsibility
                is given to help others, but if
                the person who needs the help
                of another in authority fights the
                gift of service from the one
                in authority — they cannot
                be helped. If it is the Plan
                of God they learn for their
                spiritual renewal from the
                person over them who has been
                given the access to lead them —
                they then will in fact reject
                the gift God has chosen to help
                them grow in the spiritual
                life.

                    Today we use a GPS to help
                us find a destiny — If one is
                given a GPS and has no maps
                only their own self they may
                have a heck of a time looking for
                a place they need to go to —

                    Our lives were given to us by
                God the Father — we were called to
                witness and teach others — even
                some children at a toddler age
                may want to show adults they
                know it all — No they must be taught —
                we know this scripture in the
                Holy Spirit Novena

   

Romans 8: 5-9

Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things. And human nature has nothing to look forward to but death, while the Spirit looks forward to life and peace, because the outlook of disordered human nature is opposed to God, since it does not submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot, and those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God. You, however, live not by your natural inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the Spirit of God has made a home in you. Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

   

                    We were put on this earth to
                grow in the spiritual life —
                We are in the state of becoming —

                    In the scriptures at daily Mass
                Wednesday February 4 we have

 

Hebrews 12: 4-7, 11-15

In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of bloodshed.

Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons?

    My son, do not scorn correction
        from the Lord,
    do not resent his training,
    for the Lord trains those he loves,
    and chastises every son he accepts.

Perseverance is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him?

Of course, any discipline is at the time a matter for grief, not joy; but later, in those who have undergone it, it bears fruit in peace and uprightness. So steady all weary hands and trembling knees and make your crooked paths straight; then the injured limb will not be maimed, it will get better instead.

Seek peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one can ever see the Lord. Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble; this can poison a large number.

 

Mark 6: 1-6  

Leaving that district, he went to his home town, and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, 'Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?' And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is despised only in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house'; and he could work no miracle there, except that he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. He made a tour round the villages, teaching.

    

                In the Gospel they said

                    "Where did this man get all this?"
                . . . Isn't he a carpenter?
                . . . Isn't he Mary's son?"

                    They wanted to put Jesus in a box.

 

Mark 6: 4

And Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is despised only in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house';

   

                "A prophet is not without honor except
                    in his native place.
                and among his own ken and in
                his own house"

                So in Mark it says 

"and he could work no miracle there"   

                If God gives us the Church and the
                    priests — do you see how
                    some baptized Catholics
                    lose out because they do
                    not use the Church — stay
                    united.

                We can be like Cain — wandering —
                    he was a wanderer — when God
                    has a plan for us — it can
                    be satan who tempts us
                    to be competitive think we know
                    it all and are not open as we
                    should be.

    

Mark 7: 31-37

Returning from the territory of Tyre, he went by way of Sidon towards the Lake of Galilee, right through the Decapolis territory. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside to be by themselves, away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man's ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, 'Ephphatha,' that is, 'Be opened.' And his ears were opened, and at once the impediment of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly. And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they proclaimed it. Their admiration was unbounded, and they said, 'Everything he does is good, he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.'

    

                Look at Adam and Eve

 

Genesis 3: 1-8

    Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, 'Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?' The woman answered the snake, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." ' Then the snake said to the woman, 'No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.' The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths.

  The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

 

                    they wanted to be equal to God
                    Eve listened to satan.

                The gifts God gives us to lead us
                    on the spiritual journey
                    are gifts — we have a free
                    will — we can reject them —

                But if God is teaching us in a
                certain way —
                    we can be like the guy with
                the GPS that needs to get
                somewhere - has no maps and
                thinks he knows it all.

                    A man against a concrete
                wall of his own making because
                of pride, competition that
                fights the plan of the Father
                to help us on our journey

                    A person in authority has a responsibility
                and God intends them to do His work
                in His vocation to attain his own
                salvation and help in the salvation
                of others —

                    Jesus died on the cross
                    Jesus perfectly obeyed the will
                        of God

                    But Jesus did what He was
                        called as the suffering
                        servant on this earth

                    Jesus taught

                    Those who competed with
                        Jesus lost out

                They wanted to catch Jesus

                They didn't want Jesus to get ahead

                Those who listened to Jesus learned —
                    they witnessed miracles —
                    the loaves and the fish —
                    healing a paralytic —
                    blind and deaf healed —
                    Lazarus rising from the dead —

                God has shown election —

                    We see He made Peter head
                        of the Church — was
                        Peter perfect? He shows
                        us Peter's human weaknesses and yet

                Jesus said

                    "Thou art Peter and upon this
                    Rock I will build My Church" —

                To those who listen they are taught —
                To those who walk in faith they
                    can see great things —

                To those of hope — they hope
                    in the Lord

                And greatly — to those who spend
                    their lives witnessing in love
                    for Jesus, not selfish reproval,
                    they live a life of fruitfulness —
                    bearing witness to help spread
                    the Kingdom of God —

                    St. John the Baptist said

                    "I must decrease
                    He must increase"

                And he lost his head serving
                    Jesus

John 1: 29-34

   The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. It was of him that I said, “Behind me comes one who has passed ahead of me because he existed before me.” I did not know him myself, and yet my purpose in coming to baptise with water was so that he might be revealed to Israel.’? And John declared, ‘I saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven and rest on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” I have seen and I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.’

 

                This was from January 3
                    this year

                Look at Mark 4: 35-41

                    January 31st Gospel

                    Jesus is in the boat —

                    Do you hear Jesus say let us
                        cross to the other side and
                        yet you don't move

                    Do you see Jesus asleep in
                        the boat and tell him
                        "Teacher, do you not care
                        that we are perishing?"

                Do we say this to Jesus now - or
                    will we dare to have faith?

                Jesus told Fr. Carter to spread
                    these prayer chapters —

                Jesus gave us the Blue Books
                    to lead us to the Eucharist and
                    all we give them to

                What mighty medicine would you
                    give to the troubled souls —

 

 

 

You Hold The Mighty Medicine

March 6, 1994

Jesus: I am the Son of God. I have such longing for My beloved ones. Spread these messages. I grow tired of telling you, with such emotion--and who hears?

I am talking to you at this Center. I am talking to you! I am asking you to spread the message. You cannot wait. The souls of your brothers are thirsty for this ardent love. They roam this barren desert and find nowhere to lay their heads. If you speak this message, their souls will be fed.

You are the light set on a hill. Your fire will be that by which this world will be lighted. I am talking to you. No one is getting these messages to you. I, God, am speaking to you this very day. What will you do?

I want all to know of the fire of My love. I want their hearts to stir and come to Me with longing and devotion. You busy yourselves and the Son of God is speaking to you about His love.

I want to shake you to My ardent, urgent cry. They are so thirsty for this message. It is the appetite in their soul that craves this ardent union with Me. You possess that which they are craving.

The soul searches this barren desert, seeking as with no other appetite the love of God. You have the mighty medicine for the sickness the world is inflicting on My loved ones.

Who would keep medicine from the sick children? The children who come to you are diseased from this sick world. They are My army. They need their medicine. Every day the disease gets worse. They are coming to you for healing. You have the medicine. It is not lip service about My love. It is emotion that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, loves them so much as to write them letters of His love. It is emotion, love, heartfelt, longing, aching love!

Nothing feeds the starved soul but the love of Jesus. The world is so sick. Like ripples on a pond, one soul madly in love with My Sacred Heart is a powerhouse. One soul, fed by the love of the Sacred Heart, casts a mighty bright light, brighter than any other light because it is powered by God.

Light their hearts. Light the city. Shine on this hill. Send them into this world as the beacon lights in the darkest night. You are this city, set on the hill.

I am the Son of God. I come to you every day. I profess My longing, My loving. You tarry too much. You play a safe game. I am begging you to get My love letters to My beloved ones.

This world gets sicker by the minute. To live in this world is to be under constant attack. They need this ardent love of Mine to understand the attack. I am God. I come to you. I am talking to you. You are the receivers. You cannot wait for anyone's lead. No one can tell you what I, God, am telling you this very day.

While you wait, your children are getting sicker. These letters are for all, young and old alike. These letters are for priests and nuns. These letters speak to them wherever they are. This is the mighty medicine.

Too slow, I tell you! Some are dropping over from the disease. This is a sickness worse than any flu. It kills babies and loses men's souls. They are dying from this disease. The world is sending souls into hell. They are dying from the disease of this sick world. You hold the cure. You hold the key to turn men's hearts back to the love of God. You have hand-delivered letters from Jesus Christ and what do you do? I grow tired. I am upset. I am aching. I am begging you to listen. No one will knock on your door and say, "the time is right".

This is your act of faith. You know what one letter does to a person. You contain a book. When will you be ready? I grow tired. I am so upset. Soon is not soon enough. My children are dying from the disease. My babies are murdered. When will they know of My crying for their love?

I am the Son of God. I Am God! I come to you. I talk to you. If you believed I was talking to you, you would listen. I will not make this any clearer. It is your faith that will get you through. You must develop your faith in Me. To give you more signs than this is to make you weak. I have given you just what you need to get this job done.

Give My children their medicine. My church will be packed. People will stay when I, God, am in their breast after Communion. God is inside of you and you run from the church. Where do you go for your answers? Where do you go to be fed? "Give us this day our daily bread."

I, God, come to you in the Eucharist. I sit in your body and you do not relish these sacred moments. These are the most golden gems of your life when the Son of God comes to you and dwells in your breast.

I am alive. I am here with you. I am God. I have spoken again and do you hear? I am talking to you at the Center. This is My place to change this world. I am giving you all you need.

I love you. I am begging you. Jesus.

end of March 6, 1994

   

                That day Jesus told me to put the piano
                    in the main room at Our Lady of the
                    Holy Spirit Center —

                    the priest said —

                    "If Jesus wants that piano in
                that chapel He will have to knock
                a wall out"

                    On Lucia's birthday
                March 22, 1994 — after several
                messages of a big boom —
                the corner fell off of what was
                once the old seminary — where my
                Shepherds of Christ prayer core group
                would begin (St. Mary's Seminary).

                And Mary began appearing
                to me daily for 14 months and
                I got the Red Rosary Book
                with rainbow

 

   

 



                Soon Mary's image appeared
                    in Clearwater
                    December 17, 1996

  

  

July 5, 2000 by day                             July 5, 2000 by night

  

                To those much is given —
                    much is expected

                We see the angels even ordered —
                    with the Seraphim the greatest

                This order of lower to higher is seen —

                God gave Mary such a gift

                Mary was conceived without sin —

                We are to recognize Mary as
                    Mother of the Church,
                    Mother of Jesus,
                    Mother of us,

John 19: 25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

 

                Without Mary's recognition as the
                    spiritual Mother we hurt
                    our own spiritual life

                Mary's heart was sinless

                Knowing Mary helps lead us
                    to greater intimacy
                    with Jesus

                The incarnation goes on in us

                In Mary's Immaculate Heart —
                    the Holy Spirit works

                Fr. Carter said in his newsletter
                    from Archbishop Martinez

 

Shepherds of Christ Priestly Newsletter
From 2000 - Issue 3

 

The Holy Spirit And Mary

The late Archbishop Luis M. Martinez of Mexico strikingly speaks of the ongoing cooperation of Mary with the Holy Spirit regarding the reproduction of Jesus within us: "Christian life is the reproduction of Jesus in souls…

"Now, how will this mystical reproduction be brought about in souls? In the same way in which Jesus was brought into the world, for God gives a wonderful mark of unity to all His works. Divine acts have a wealth of variety because they are the work of omnipotence; nevertheless, a most perfect unity always shines forth from them because they are the fruit of wisdom; and this divine contrast of unity and variety stamps the works of God with sublime and unutterable beauty.

"In His miraculous birth, Jesus was the fruit of heaven and earth…The Holy Spirit conveyed the divine fruitfulness of the Father to Mary, and the virginal soil brought forth in an ineffable manner our most loving Savior, the divine Seed, as the prophets called Him…

"That is the way He is reproduced in souls. He is always the fruit of heaven and earth.

"Two artisans must concur in the work that is at once God’s masterpiece and humanity’s supreme product: the Holy Spirit and the most holy Virgin Mary. Two sanctifiers are necessary to souls, the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, for they are the only ones who can reproduce Christ.

"Undoubtedly, the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary sanctify us in different ways. The first is the Sanctifier by essence; because He is God, who is infinite sanctity; because He is the personal Love that completes, so to speak, the sanctity of God, consummating His life and His unity, and it belongs to Him to communicate to souls the mystery of that sanctity. The Virgin Mary, for her part, is the co-operator, the indispensable instrument in and by God’s design. From Mary’s maternal relation to the human body of Christ is derived her relation to His Mystical Body which is being formed through all the centuries until the end of time, when it will be lifted up to the heavens, beautiful, splendid, complete, and glorious.

"These two, then, the Holy Spirit and Mary, are the indispensable artificers of Jesus, the indispensable sanctifiers of souls. Any saint in heaven can co-operate in the sanctification of a soul, but his co-operation is not necessary, not profound, not constant: while the co-operation of these two artisans of Jesus of whom we have just been speaking is so necessary that without it souls are not sanctified (and this by the actual design of Providence), and so intimate that it reaches to the very depths of our soul. For the Holy Spirit pours charity into our heart, makes a habitation of our soul, and directs our spiritual life by means of His gifts. The Virgin Mary has the efficacious influence of Mediatrix in the most profound and delicate operations of grace in our souls. And, finally, the action of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of the most holy Virgin Mary are constant; without them, not one single character of Jesus would be traced on our souls, no virtue grow, no gift be developed, no grace increased, no bond of union with God be strengthened in the rich flowering of the spiritual life.

"Such is the place that the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary have in the order of sanctification. Therefore, Christian piety should put these two artisans of Christ in their true place, making devotion to them something necessary, profound, and constant." 18

18. Archbishop Luis M. Martinez, The Sanctifier, op. cit. pp. 5-7.

   

                Study 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28

                    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.

 

 

                In Fr. Carter's book

 

 

 

Fr. Carter had a dream.

   

                And Jesus has told me to print this
                    and send it out immediately

                We hear Fr. Carter begin

                        From Response to God's Love

   ...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).  

 

                    This masterpiece of Fr. Carter needs to be
                circulated.

                    Fr. Carter tells us about the mystery of
                        God's love

                    How God calls us and it is our
                        response to God's love

                        CALL — RESPONSE

                Eve was told what to do she
                    did her own will

                We all suffer because of her
                    pride

                Sin in our lives affect everyone
                    else
                    jealousy, envy,
                    possessiveness — block
                    the work we are called
                    to do for the heavenly kingdom

                    Pope John Paul II said —

                If God wants you to do it —
                    do it for that reason —

                We can get ourselves into impurity
                    when we have ulterior
                    motives for our actions beyond
                    doing it for love of God —

                Pure Motives

                It is God's Plan for me
                It is God's will for me

                As St. Ignatius says — the 3 classes of men

                We can do things to get a
                    "that a way boy" affection

                    PRIDE
                    GREED

                The Spiritual Exercises of St.
                    Ignatius — we believe given
                    by Our Lady to St. Ignatius —
                    is about disciplining our
                    will —

                Doing things for the honor and
                    glory of God

                Letting go of inordinate attachments
                    means

                    Doing it for Jesus
                    Doing it for the will of God
                    Doing it, as Pope John Paul II says,
                                because God wants us to

                We have the scripture

 

1 John 4: 17-21

Love comes to its perfection in us 
when we can face 
    the Day of Judgement fearlessly, 
because even in this world 
we have become as he is. 
In love there is no room for fear, 
but perfect love drives out fear, 
because fear implies punishment 
and no one who is afraid 
    has come to perfection in love. 
Let us love, then,
because he first loved us.
Anyone who says ‘I love God’
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since whoever does not love the brother
    whom he can see
cannot love God whom he has not seen. 
Indeed this is the commandment
    we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
    must also love his brother.

 

                We are commanded to love —

                We are commissioned in baptism
                    to spread the Good News —

                Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                    help us live out that commitment
                    in a more holy life

                God chose many saints
                    heads of orders and
                    gave them great graces
                    to lead others in the
                    spiritual life

                Jesus speaks:

                    The Blue Books and this Movement
                is a gift from Me to this world
                to help renew the Church and the
                world —

                    CALL — RESPONSE

                The call is from Me

                Your response is to My call and
                    the call of My Father —

                Your response is to My Mother and
                    her call to you to help to
                    bring to completion the mission
                    she began at Fatima —

                The world needs to listen to Mary —
                She is the Queen of Peace

                God has entrusted the peace of the
                    world to her

                Listen to Me

                I am Jesus, the Son of God —

                I am sent to you this day by
                My Heavenly Father —

                Those who respond will help
                billions of souls —

                I will magnify your efforts for
                My Movement —

                The Movement I give sent by
                My Father and yours —

                The Movement I give to help to
                    bring to completion the
                    Mission Mary began at
                    Fatima

                I am Jesus — Savior of the World

    

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members
of Shepherds of Christ Associates:

    "My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

    "I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

    "I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

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

 

October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

    

from Tell My People

Age of the Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

   

                Love is the Essence of the Spiritual
                    Life

   

Matthew 22: 36-40

'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. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'

   

                Not competition, provoking others
                    to get ahead
                    jealousy, possessiveness

                God calls —

                It is your Response to God's
                    calling

                I am a messenger

                To exist deeply in Christ
                    we must live a virtuous
                    life

                    Do things for Jesus —
                        not selfishness

                    Faith
                    Hope
                    Love
                    Prudence
                    Temperance
                    Courage
                    Justice

                Love of God — with purity
                Love of Neighbors —

                Blossoms with a virtuous life

                ". . . But the greatest of these is love"

                Put on Christ - in all you do —

                Religious orders exist for this

                "Over all these virtues, put on love,
                which binds the rest together
                and makes them perfect"
                            Colossians 3: 14

 

The Ten Commandments
 

  1.   I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.

  2.   You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.

  3.   Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.

  4.   Honor your father and your mother.

  5.   You shall not kill.

  6.   You shall not commit adultery.

  7.   You shall not steal.

  8.   You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  9.   You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.

  10.   You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

    

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13  

Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned—if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. 

    Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. 

    Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with. For we know only imperfectly, and we prophesy imperfectly; but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will be done away with. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways. Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known. 

    As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.

   


                People who are witnessing
                    Religious
                    Servants and Handmaids
                    Apostles of the Good Shepherd

                Are to be special witnesses for Christ —

                Showing obedience to superior
                    before others —

                We are to do all we do —
                    every moment —
                    in obedience to God's will —
                    in love

                Doing what we do with the desire
                    to love Jesus and serve Him —
                    not for selfish promotion —
                    not for affection for ourselves —
                    competition, greed, envy,
                    pride, jealousy with
                    others

                Love is how we have Peace
                Mary is the Queen of Peace

                Mary loved the will of the Father —
                Mary loved God

                God was first in Mary's life

                Love is the root of justice


                The Shepherds of Christ exists to help bring
                    Peace
                    Love
                    Order to the World

                Look at the fall of Adam and Eve in today's
                    scripture

                They put themselves above God

                We have the commission from
                    God in the Shepherds of Christ to
                    spread the

                Love of the Sacred heart
                    on fire for love of men

 

 

 

 

                Love is more powerful than
                    any argumentation —
                    love rooted in God the Father's
                    will

                Love is in the heart and
                    is the invisible string —

                Spreading the devotion of the
                    Two Hearts

                    deprived of love
                    murdering babies

                    loving God's commandments
                    loving God's will

                The fruits of the Holy Spirit are

                    JOY, charity, peace, patience,
                    benignity, goodness, long-suffering,
                    mildness, faith, modesty,
                    continency and chastity.

                A religious should be a sign
                    of peace and joy
                    obedience and love

                A powerful force in the
                    world Rooted in Love
                             Rooted in Truth
                             Rooted in God's WAY

                    LIVING IN HIM

 

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