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February 13, 2013
1 John 1: 1-4
Something which has existed
since the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our own eyes,
which we have watched
and touched with our own hands,
the Word of life-
this is our theme.
That life was made visible;
we saw it and are giving our testimony,
declaring to you the eternal life,
which was present to the Father
and has been revealed to us.
We are declaring to you
what we have seen and heard,
so that you too may share our life.
Our life is shared with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to you
so that our joy may be complete.
R. God loves us so much.
Who am I that I am so loved by Him –
Jesus: And I gave you this gift of sharing
in My life thru baptism. You are
precious to Me.
Life is so very precious, My child.
Life is not life, if it is not rooted
After you realize that life is a
struggle, will you accept that
and turn to Me?
I am always with you in everything
you do; everything takes greater
meaning in Me. Your life is a
song and you sing to the world –
Song: A Song from Jesus
Jesus: Say this prayer all through the day I have
given it to you –
Prayer for Union
Come to me, Lord, and possess my
soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence
with You and let You work in my heart.
I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to
use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all
that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to
die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw
my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling
I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my
life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to
put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as
You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me
from Your work.
When I worry, I have taken my focus
off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the
promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear
to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me
-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994
R. Jesus, the Son of God, took flesh and came
to this earth to tell us about
Himself – Our Savior, Our Brother,
Our Divine Lover
Those who are faithful to God, who do as
God wants will enter heaven –
a lasting city.
Hebrews 4: 1-5, 11
Let us beware, then:
since the promise never lapses,
none of you must think that he has
come too late for the promise of entering his place of rest. We
received the gospel exactly as they did; but hearing the message did
good because they did not share the
faith of those who did listen. We,
however, who have faith, are entering a place of rest, as in the
text: And then in my
anger I swore that they would never
enter my place of rest. Now God's work was all finished at the
beginning of the world; as one text says, referring to the seventh
God rested on the seventh day after
all the work he had been doing. And, again, the passage above says:
will never reach my place of rest.
Let us, then, press
forward to enter this place of rest, or some of you might copy this
example of refusal to believe and be lost.
1 Samuel 8: 4-7, 10-22
The elders of Israel all assembled, went back to
Samuel at Ramah, and said, 'Look, you are old, and
your sons are not following your example. So give us
a king to judge us, like the other nations.' Samuel
thought that it was wrong of them to say, 'Let us
have a king to judge us,' so he prayed to Yahweh.
Yahweh said to
Samuel, 'Obey the voice of the people in all that
they say to you: it is not you they have rejected
had said, Samuel then repeated to
the people who were asking him for a
king. He said, 'This is what the
king who is to reign over you
take your sons and direct them to
his chariotry and cavalry, and they
run in front of his chariot. He
use them as leaders of a thousand
and leaders of fifty; he
make them plough his fields and
gather in his harvest and make his
and the gear for his chariots. He
take your daughters as perfumers,
cooks and bakers. He
take the best of your fields, your
vineyards and your olive groves and
give them to his officials. He
tithe your crops and vineyards to
provide for his courtiers and his
take the best of your servants, men
and women, of your oxen and your
donkeys, and make them work for him.
tithe your flocks, and you
become his slaves. When that day
cry aloud because of the king you
have chosen for yourselves, but on
not hear you.'
The people, however, refused to
listen to Samuel. They said, 'No! We
are determined to have a king, so
that we can be like the other
nations, with our own king to rule
us and lead us and fight our
battles.' Samuel listened to all
that the people had to say and
repeated it in Yahweh's ear. Yahweh
then said to Samuel, 'Do as they ask
and give them a king.' Samuel then
said to the Israelites, 'Go home,
each of you, to his own town.'
We can see their are disorders of the body.
If we realize there are disorders of the
body, diseases, we can contemplate
sin, a disorder of the soul.
Jesus: For how can a man prosper when
he is held down in a great disease
of the body. In these times, a man
can give his attention to his soul
and spend time in the suffering
turning one's heart, especially,
I am the way, the truth and the life
and I allow men to suffer. Men
must seek to be purified. As a person
with a grave disease of the body
cares for himself wishing to be well,
so a man with vices and sinful ways,
must put away these bad habits to
prepare himself, to prepare his
soul for God and seek a heavenly
reward, the fullness of life given
for all eternity in heaven.
Man was made for Me. I fashioned him
in My own image and likeness, I
gave him so many gifts – the Father's
Plan unique for his soul. Oh that
he would learn to love Me for which
God created him. God created an individual
soul for His honor and glory and gave him
a free will that he would freely choose
to love God with his whole heart, his
whole soul and his whole being
and man can throw back in God's face
his plan and oppose God's will and
act in grave disorder, rebelling against
Me, a good and loving God –
God the Father: Oh that you would hear this song –
"I don't know how to love Him, but
my life is His and I give it as
an obedient child seeking their
heavenly reward and favors of their
Jesus came to teach you about love –
In studying Jesus and His ways you will
live a life of love and sacrifice.
I love you, so very much, My precious
little child, My wonderful creation –
I created you in the image and likeness
I love you with love far beyond your
I am God the Father, your heavenly
I am attentive to your cries –
I created you for a purpose, many
oppose My Plan for them and in
misery for their own disobedience
rebel against their brothers in
hatred and sin. You are unhappy
when you oppose My will for you and are
very unhappy, darkened and miserable
in habitual sins that you hold onto
The man hugging his sins can be
so envious of the brothers he is to
love. Envy is like a snake around your
heart. A man of envy has sorrow for
the good the righteous man does and
wishes him harm. He is selfish and
not seeing himself as a blessing from
God and so the snake and chain in
his heart, he sees through envy at
the good his brother accomplishes.
How would your heart feel with a
snake of envy around it? A man consumed
with pride is miserable and seeking
a goal against God's will. He wants to
fill himself and pad his cell and sees
his brother as his enemy.
Satan wants to take your heart and
bind it with pride and envy and lust
and jealousy. You are then choking
in a dark closet of sin, miserable,
envious, hating your brother.
Jesus: A man had a choice, two doors –
Door A was a Paradise of love and caring.
Door B a place of anger, and darkness and
hatred and isolation.
You have a choice, which one will you
choose – What do you want for
eternity – to go home obeying the Father's will –
to go around like a vagabond searching and
consumed with hate – alone, angry
hating and hating and hating – an eternity
Prepare your hearts for home –
Prepare your hearts by loving every day,
every minute, every second.
"Prepare in the wilderness a highway for the Lord"
Matthew 2: 1-12
After Jesus had been born at
Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, suddenly
some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east asking, ‘Where is
the infant king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose and have
come to do him homage.’ When King Herod heard this he was
perturbed, and so was the whole of Jerusalem. He called together
all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and
enquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him,
‘At Bethlehem in Judaea, for this is what the prophet wrote:
And you, Bethlehem,
in the land of Judah,
you are by no means the least
among the leaders of Judah,
for from you will come a leader
who will shepherd my people Israel.’
Then Herod summoned the wise
men to see him privately. He asked them the exact date on which
the star had appeared and sent them on to Bethlehem with the
words, ‘Go and find out all about the child, and when you have
found him, let me know, so that I too may go and do him homage.’
Having listened to what the king had to say, they set out. And
suddenly the star they had seen rising went forward and halted
over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled
them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child
with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him
homage. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of
gold and frankincense and myrrh. But they were given a warning
in a dream not to go back to Herod, and returned to their own
country by a different way.
R. When Jesus healed – he would say
first "Your sins are forgiven"
The disease of the body shows us
a little of disorders of the soul.
A man was clogged with sin, with bad
habits and unforgiveness, his heart filled
with hatred toward his brother.
How is your body when it is clogged?
How is your heart when it is clogged
and the vessels are not operating
because of being clogged –
How is a man who rebels against
his own body?
Let your souls be filled with My
grace. God lives in the graced,
baptized soul. I want to dwell
in you and make a home in
Live a holy life that you will be
able to enter eternal rest
in your heavenly home.
Your words Lord, are spirit and life (J4:24)
Psalm 19: 8-10, 14
The precepts of Yahweh are honest,
joy for the heart;
the commandment of Yahweh is pure,
light for the eyes.
The fear of Yahweh is pure,
lasting for ever;
the judgements of Yahweh are true,
upright, every one,
more desirable than gold,
even than the finest gold;
his words are sweeter than honey,
that drips from the comb.
May the words of my mouth always find
and the whispering of my heart,
in your presence, Yahweh,
my rock, my redeemer.
R. Saul is anointed by Samuel, but
Saul disobeys –
Such an honor given and he turned
against God, Saul disobeyed God,
Saul is an example of how
disobedience ended in mayhem.
Jesus: The sick and the sinners need healing
from God –
The proud man sees himself as
autonomous, he has no need to be
healed, he thinks. He sees himself
right when he sins against
Me, a good and loving God.
Priests are gifts I give you –
Priests are anointed.
Priests are to be faithful to their office.
Pray, as I have directed Fr. Carter, for your priests.
Pray for the Church and the world.
Spread these prayer chapters in different
languages all over the world –
I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
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
R. Saul rejects what Samuel tells him –
What God expects of Saul was his
obedience to God.
We are to be dependable if we
work for God, obedient and
trustworthy. Saul was not.
1 Samuel 15: 16-23
Samuel then said to Saul, ‘Stop! Let me
tell you what Yahweh said to me last night.’ He said, ‘Go
on.’Samuel said, ‘Small as you may be in your own eyes, are you
not the leader of the tribes of Israel? Yahweh has anointed you
as king of Israel. When Yahweh sent you on a mission he said to
you, “Go and put those sinners, the Amalekites, under the curse
of destruction and make war on them until they are exterminated.
Why then did you not obey Yahweh’s voice? Why did you fall on
the booty and do what is wrong in Yahweh’s eyes? Saul replied to
Samuel, ‘But I did obey Yahweh’s voice. I went on the mission
which Yahweh gave me; I brought back Agag king of the Amalekites;
I put Amalek under the curse of destruction; and from the booty
the people have taken the best sheep and cattle of what was
under the curse of destruction only to sacrifice them to Yahweh
your God in Gilgal. To which, Samuel said:
Is Yahweh pleased by burnt offerings
or by obedience to Yahweh’s voice?
Truly, obedience is better than sacrifice,
submissiveness than the fat of rams.
Rebellion is a sin of sorcery,
presumption a crime of idolatry!
‘Since you have rejected Yahweh’s
word, he has rejected you as king.’
Psalm 50: 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
It is not with your sacrifices
that I find fault,
those burnt offerings constantly before me;
I will not accept any bull from your homes,
nor a single goat from your folds.
But to the wicked, God says:
What right have you to recite my
to take my covenant on your lips,
when you detest my teaching,
and thrust my words behind you?
You do this, and am I to say
Do you think that I am really like you?
I charge you, indict you to your face.
Honour to me is a sacrifice of
to the upright I will show God’s salvation.’
R. We are to be zealous in our vocation, for
God has a unique purpose for our life.
Why would we rebel against Him.
Even suffering, physical and struggles
has its place in God's Plan –
If we follow Christ, we will have
to suffer, identify in His
suffering on the cross –
Christ suffered for our sins. We too
suffer and it can help bring
down many graces for
the Church and the world –
Hebrews 6: 10-20
God would not be so unjust as
to forget all you have done, the love that you have for his
name or the services you have done, and are still doing, for
the holy people of God. Our desire is that every one of you
should go on showing the same enthusiasm till the ultimate
fulfilment of your hope, never growing careless, but taking
as your model those who by their faith and perseverance are
heirs of the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham,
he swore by his own self, since there was no one greater he
could swear by: I will shower blessings on you and give you
many descendants. Because of that, Abraham persevered and
received fulfilment of the promise. Human beings, of course,
swear an oath by something greater than themselves, and
between them, confirmation by an oath puts an end to all
dispute. In the same way, when God wanted to show the heirs
of the promise even more clearly how unalterable his plan
was, he conveyed it by an oath so that through two
unalterable factors in which God could not be lying, we who
have fled to him might have a vigorous encouragement to
grasp the hope held out to us. This is the anchor our souls
have, reaching right through inside the curtain where Jesus
has entered as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a
high priest for ever, of the order of Melchizedek.
R. God has made a covenant with His people.
We are to thank God with all our heart
before others, showing witness to God.
God is loving and merciful, to those
who are faithful to Him, He
outpours mercy –
God is forever mindful of us and
forever mindful of His Covenant.
We see Saul's revenge –
He disobeyed God and
David is anointed and Saul
wanted David killed –
Saul became evil in his ways –
Saul wanted to block God's Plan
despite his disobedience,
he wanted to kill David –
Envy is sorrow over the
man doing good.
Saul wanted David killed –
Saul wanted David to fail –
The envious man wants the good
man to fail because of their
The envious man is self-centered.
Rather than rejoicing at his
calling from God and helping
God in living his vocation
with a pure heart –
He wants failure for the man doing
He sins against himself disobeying
God's will for him and
trying to block God's will
for the righteous man.
a good work in us.
The evil man, the envious man
wants to stop the good work
and help the evil to prevail,
serving satan and not God.
This makes the evil man dark
inside and miserable!
David struck Goliath down with
his sling – God was behind David –
Saul was so envious!!
This envy and anger and jealousy
destroyed Saul in the end!!
Jesus: Making satan your master
produces a bad end.
I know the desires of your
They wanted to kill Me for all
My good works given to men.
Mark 3: 1-6
time he went into the synagogue,
and there was a
man present whose hand was
withered. And they were watching him to see if he would cure him on
Sabbath day, hoping for something
to charge him with. He said to the
man with the withered hand, 'Get up
and stand in the middle!' Then he said to them, 'Is it permitted on
Sabbath day to do good, or to do
evil; to save life, or to kill?' But they said nothing. Then he
looked angrily round at them, grieved to find them so obstinate, and
said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand.' He stretched it out and
his hand was restored. The
Pharisees went out and began at
once to plot with the Herodians against him, discussing how to
R. Do we oppose God or are we living
under Him –
From the Priestly
Newsletter Book III - 2000 Issue 3
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."
In the evening of that same
day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room
where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood
among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and, after saying
this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were
filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again,
‘Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’
The world needs peace. Individual
nations need peace and families need peace. The Church needs peace.
Each of us individually needs peace. We must work for peace through
prayer, fasting, and other Christ-like activities.
And just what do we mean by peace?
St. Augustine says peace is the tranquility of order. God has put
order into His creation and this order must be respected and
promoted if peace is to prevail. To the extent that the human family
lives according to God’s will—lives according to the order or the
plan God has established for creation—to that extent does peace
exist in the various segments of human society. To the extent there
are violations of God’s plan, of His will, to that extent peace is
If we are to be instruments of
peace, we ourselves must be at peace. Our personal peace is that
tranquility of order which results from our doing God’s will. The
more we are united through love with God in the doing of His will,
the more we experience peace.
Sometimes the sense of peace we
experience is so strong that we can "feel" it pulsating throughout
our being. These are periods of what we may call the experience of
extraordinary peace. This type of peace usually is not an everyday
Most of the time we live immersed
in a more subdued kind of peace which results from our daily
attempts to do God’s will in love. It is that peace which is a
welcome and sustaining companion as we walk the path of everyday
life with its usual assortments of joys and disappointments,
successes and failures, laughter and tears.
Occasionally, very deep suffering
may enter our lives. It is during these times that we need special
determination to preserve ourselves in a basic peace of spirit
despite the very significant pain. One may wonder how a person can
be at peace amidst the experience of great suffering. St. Francis de
Sales in one of his writings—and I have not been able to locate the
exact place—offers an analogy which I think is very helpful. He asks
us to picture an ocean body of water at the time of a violent storm.
The surface of the water becomes extremely turbulent. Francis asks
us, as we use our imagination, to descend beneath the surface of the
water into its depth. What do we find? The more deeply one descends
away from the turbulent surface, the calmer the water becomes.
Likewise, says the saint and doctor of the Church, should it be with
us during times of profound suffering. Although the surface of the
spirit may be very agitated, one can still maintain basic peace of
spirit by going deep down to one’s center where God is more directly
experienced. Here the person experiences a calm, a basic peace,
although the suffering remains.
If we are trying to do God’s will
in love, God intends us to be at peace. The more we conform to God’s
will, the more we are living according to the order He intends for
us. In turn, the more our lives are in harmony with the order
established by God, the more we experience peace—peace being the
tranquility of order. The more we ourselves live in this manner, the
more fit instruments we become for promoting God’s order and
consequent peace throughout the various segments of society.
St. Dominic was an outstanding
witness to the peace of the Lord: "Dominic possessed such great
integrity and was so strongly motivated by divine love, that without
doubt he proved to be a bearer of honor and grace. He was a man of
great equanimity, except when moved to compassion and mercy. And
since a joyful heart animates the face, he displayed the peaceful
composure of a spiritual man in the kindness he manifested outwardly
and by the cheerfulness of his countenance."14
Shortly before he was to die from
cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words
about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving
way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their
leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and
people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for
warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.
"But we know that spring will soon
come with all its new life and wonder.
"It is quite clear that I will not
be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a
"What I would like to leave behind
is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found—God’s
special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we
find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of
times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is
essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within
us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."15
St. Teresa of Avila, one of the
three women doctors of the Church, tells us how the spiritual life
is summed up in loving conformity to the Father’s will:
"All that the beginner in prayer
has to do -- and you must not forget this, for it is very important
-- is to labor and to be resolute and prepare himself with all
possible diligence to bring his will in conformity with the will of
God. As I shall say later, you may be quite sure that this comprises
the very greatest perfection which can be attained on the spiritual
Again she states: "...love
consists ... in the firmness of our determination to try to please
God in everything." 17
13. Pope John Paul II, as in
Celebrate 2000!, Servant Publications, pp. 140-141.
14. "From the Various Writings of
the History of the Order of Preachers," as in The Liturgy of the
Hours, Catholic Book Publishing Co., Vol lV, p. 1302.
15. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace,
Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
16. St Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle, translated by E.
Allison Peers, Doubleday and Co., "Second Mansions", p. 51.
17. Ibid., "Fourth Mansions", p. 76.
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lives of Jesus and Mary alive in their
Hearts. Available in both English and
Spanish with the Church’s
Blue Book I
Teachings to Lift You Up. Author: Rita
Ring. Discerned by: Fr.
Edward J. Carter S.J.
God's Blue Book I
by Rita Ring. Open Anywhere — This book
will change your life. These are
beautiful love letters to us from Jesus.
A million books have been printed and
circulated. Jesus loves us so much — He
wants a personal relationship with us —
He wants us to go to the Eucharist and
be with Him before the tabernacle.
Blue Book II
Fire of His Love. Author:
Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr.
Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 10.00 plus postage
God's Blue Book II
by Rita Ring.
Letters from Jesus about His on fire
love — Jesus wants this great intimacy
with us — On fire love — Personal love
letters from Jesus about the love of His
Heart — A book on surrender Fr. Carter
Blue Book III
God, Love One Another.
Author: Rita Ring. Discerned
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00 plus postage
God's Blue Book
by Rita Ring.
Fr. Carter's favorite book — It is about
loving and forgiving each other — Being
pure in heart — A book for unity in
family, community, in life!!
Blue Book 4
Love of the Hearts of Jesus
and Mary Author: Rita Ring
God's Blue Book IV
by Rita Ring. This
book is about the love Jesus has for
Mary and Mary has for Jesus and Jesus
and Mary have for us — It is truly the
Love of the Two Hearts. Mary appeared
every day at the Holy Spirit Center —
Fr. Carter was there. Mary's first
apparition July 5, 1994. $5
Blue Book 5
Deep Is the Love of His
Heart. Author: Rita Ring. $ 5.00
God's Blue Book V
by Rita Ring.
Jesus wants to be the bridegroom of our
soul — He is our beloved — Jesus tells
us about pure love — how we are to be
pure of heart and love God and love
others. It is a must, to hear about love
from Jesus — Jesus is love — $5
God's Blue Book 6A
by Rita Ring. Rosaries from Their Hearts
during apparitions. Jesus and Mary
appeared every day and I received
rosaries from Them and They were
transcribed from a tape. Also messages
of love from Jesus on days of January,
1995 — About Baptism — writings from Fr.
Carter and the Scriptures.
God's Blue Book 6B
by Rita Ring. Jesus and
Mary appeared every day in February,
1995 — So beautiful — transcribed from a
tape — the Stations, 7 Sorrows, prayers
in the Prayer Manual, the Holy Spirit
Novena Book and the Song Book. Pure love
— loving and forgiving — a book about
Jesus' love, baptism, grace and Fr.
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary Book 1. Mary appeared in
Clearwater December 17, 1996 in rainbow
color and these rosaries left the
printer the same day from Apparitions of
Jesus and Mary — transcribed from a
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary - Volume II
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary Book 2. This is a book of so
many rosaries - transcribed from a tape.
So many beautiful rosaries.
Short Rosary Meditations for the
Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This
book is so important with pictures they
can open it and lay it on their laps and
pray the rosary. $10
Messages From Jesus
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author:
Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J.
This book is 8 1/2" by 11"
and you can open it up and sit it on
$ 10.00 plus
Messages for the
Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This is
a big book of loving messages for
nursing home people and homebound from
Jesus and Mary — Their lives are so
important — united to the Mass offering
up their suffering, their lives for the
souls of this earth. $10
Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by
Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
About the Movement - the structure of the Movement — All
Ministries - from the time 3 months before Mary appeared in
Clearwater and 3 months after. Rosaries of the 13ths, Fr.
Carter's Newsletters. Messages from God the Father —
Reaching the priests, the Church, the schools and the world.
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned
by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
from Jesus Songbook.
These loving songs were given from Jesus. So beautiful —
Love Songs from Jesus of His love - helping us have pure and
loving hearts. $3
Spirit Novena Booklet.
In four languages with the
Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete
novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers
for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing,
Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word
Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes
daily recited out loud. $1
Guiding Light homily series -
Reflect on the Word - Cycle B — The Word leaves
an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are
born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts
presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a
sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in
this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual
entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman
Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are
ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at
us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect
upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15
Guiding Light homily series - Steadfast to the
Son - Cycle A — The sunflower is a great example of
how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a
powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not
stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and
magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son.
Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its
challenges to find light. We join together like plants
in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We
are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our
breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to
new rich soil. $15
Guiding Light - Feed My Soul - Cycle C — In
a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain,
we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge
to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a
family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and
even work without hearing one human voice. It is no
wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished
at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies
from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ
intended us to show each other. We have a calling to
turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to
others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and
love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or
Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word - Cycle
B — At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a
bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of
Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's
Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility
of applying His teachings and example to our modern
life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help
us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of
better things to come. $15
- The Word Alive in Our Hearts.
-Cycle A (partial)
by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface
Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr.
Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you –
for greater holiness and knowing more and more about
Edward J. Carter
written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ
Response to God’s Love
Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter
speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate
on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us
about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how
the individual Christian, the Church and the world are
in the state of becoming.
Shepherds of Christ -
Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People
as Published in
Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12
issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to
May/June 1996. $15
Shepherds of Christ -
by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.
Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including
Fr. Carter’s tremendous
Overview of the Spiritual
My People Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr.
Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
10.00 plus postage
Tell My People.
Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.)
— One of Fr. Edward Carter,
S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life — From Jesus to
Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that
on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to
receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that
some of these were eventually to be published in a
book—and here is that book." $10
Shepherds of Christ Associates
Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
Potest $ 3.00
Spirituality Handbook.Fr. Edward
Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life.
The Spirituality Handbook,
Newsletter 20he Tell My People book.
The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in
consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All
aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be
viewed as means to help members develop their lives in
consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary,
the Immaculate Heart. $3
The Spirituality of
Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima
apparitions and messages received official Church
approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the
Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place
at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is
worthy of our belief. $5
Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual.
The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the
world praying for the priests, the Church and the world.
These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer
of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer.
Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the
Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the
priests, the Church, and the world since 1994.
Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help
us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading
devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and
helping to renew the Church through greater holiness.
Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.
Priestly Newsletter -
2000 #1 - CD. - Christ
is Our Strength - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the
year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief
passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the
spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual
journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are
in our-selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To
experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree
and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can
include the experience of the classical dark night of
the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of
the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person
keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God."
quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10
Priestly Newsletter -
2000 #2 - CD. - Suffering: A Source of Life -
Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year
he died. Fr. Carter knew suffering that year. His
voice is so powerful as he read each Newsletter from his
heart and soul. "Every man has his own share in the
redemption. Each one is also called to share in that
suffering through which the redemption was accomplished.
He is called to share in that suffering through which
all human suffering has also been redeemed. In bringing
about the redemption through suffering, Christ has also
raised human suffering to the level of the redemption.
Thus each man in his suffering can also become a sharer
in the redemptive suffering of Christ..." quote by Fr.
Carter from the newsletter $10
Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your
home or place of worship.
Art Print on Canvas by Harold Kellner
$ 150.00 plus shipping
12 x 16
Art Print on Canvas
of Mary's image with a sliver of glass and a little bottle of
Jesus and Mary water. The glass will be fixed behind the back of the picture.
Blue Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image
of Our Lady of Clearwater 6mm - $ 30.00
8mm - $ 40.00
Red Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image
of Our Lady of Clearwater 6mm - $ 30.00
plus shipping 8mm - $ 40.00
Clear Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image
of Our Lady of Clearwater
6mm - $ 30.00
plus shipping 8mm - $ 40.00
Mug with the Image
of Our Lady of Clearwater
Call Rosie 1-888-211-3041 or 1-727-725-9312
w/glass - 28
Carmel w/glass -
w/glass - 24
w/glass - 24
w/glass - 24
w/glass - 24
w/glass - 24
w/glass - 24
Carmel w/glass -
I Heart -
Ivory w/glass -
w/glass - 12
PV-Fatima w/glass - 27
PV-Fatima w/glass - 18
PV-Fatima w/glass - 15
OL-Fatima w/glass - 18
PV-Fatima w/glass - 12
OL-Fatima w/glass - 11
St. Padre Pio
Pieta - Marble
Pieta - Color
Holy Family 12
St. Anthony - 18
St. Francis - 18
St. Joseph - 18
St. Therese - 18
St. Rita - 18
St. Clare - 12
St. Rita - 12
St. Padre Pio -
Divine Mercy - 12
Limpias - 8
Shepherds of Christ
P. O. Box 627 China, IN