| Shepherds of Christ
February 16, 2008
February 17th Holy
The Novena Rosary
February 11, 2008
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mysteries of Light
Marriage at Cana
1. Isaiah 62: 1-5
R. Oh beloved Jesus, it is in the Blue Book writings and the messages of Your love, that we have grown, in a deeper personal love union with You, that more and more, that we pray that the Church today, will know this intimate love union, where they recognize You as the Bridegroom of their souls, where we are all strengthened, as a strong body in the body of Christ. We pray for this in the Priestly Newsletter and we pray for the prayer chapters. And we will not give in to the negative thinking, but we will pray when the time comes, that we are tempted to be negative, we will put our faith in You. Dear God, please help us grow in greater faith. Help us to know more and more, how precious the Eucharist is, that our hearts are filled with deepest love. God give us grace, during this retreat, that we will be a powerful unit, operating in the Shepherds of Christ for the sake of souls, for this we pray, our Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus in the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2. R. And we think about His first public miracle, and it was Mary, who said basically to Jesus, "They have no wine." And through her powerful intercession, we will be able to achieve many things, but if we get beaten down when we don't get something right away, we're foolish. Because God knows all things, and God knows what is best for us. God is schooling us, right now in this church, as we are here before the Blessed Sacrament, schooling us in His ways of love, schooling us in His way, helping us to grow and it is for us to open up our heart and let Him work in there, to surrender, to let Him outpour His grace, so that we can be saturated more and more, with His grace, that we can be healed of those imperfections, that have led us from deeper intimacy with Him, that we will not be afraid to trust Jesus.
We must trust God. God has given to us this great gift, but it demands our trust and our belief, then we will have the joy of the spirit alive in us. Then we will have peace, the joy, because we live our vocation in the Shepherds of Christ. God has called us to us, and it is the "yes" of every person here, that has made it possible for us to reach the whole world. And in this we want that peace within us, that we will be strengthened to have the courage to do what He does ask us to do, to be grateful for what He has already done, and to grow in this great treasure of intimacy with Him, in realizing more and more, the treasure of the Eucharist, and the priest and the Church, that we will pray even more ardently, then ever before, with the faithfulness to this mission.
When there is relationship, there is to be trust and love, commitment. Look at what God has done for us here. We must be loyal to the calling — God has called us, that we will be strong members in the Shepherds of Christ, filled with joy and conviction to tell others, about His letters of love, about the newsletter, about the prayer chapters. It is the healing in our own hearts, the courage, the fearlessness, as the apostles, that will help us to do this mission, with conviction and greater love of Him and love of one another. This is not that we have to sit down and focus real hard, "What do I got to do next?"
This is that we let go of that control, to let Him work in love in our hearts, to help unify, as the Holy Spirit works, in the fire of His love, to help us to see the poor and the hungry of the world, the ones that are waiting for these letters of love, that need to go to the Eucharist, and it's there that they will be fed. The focus on the other, as the priest said yesterday at Mass, "the focus on God." Satan wants us focused on ourselves. "What am I getting out of this?" We've already got so much out of this.
It's time, like Fr. Carter said, in that talk he gave at Morrow, "It's payback time." And in that will come the joy and the peace of being the servant, as we see Jesus in this first Mystery of Light, Baptized in the Jordan. Jesus in His role as servant, the suffering servant, who went to the cross, who washed the feet of His Apostles, who put up with all those Apostles, that they would carry on His work in the world, and His descendants today.
The Son of God, with His love for us, that He came and walked among, really ignorant men, where they grumbled and didn't understand. "What's He doing now?" Can you just see those Apostles? And they're all in the boat and He comes walking across the water and ,they think they see a ghost. He ascended into heaven and they're afraid, because they are watching Him go up. And they go into the upper room to wait for the Holy Spirit, and they start speaking with this fearlessness and this courage, all these different tongues. And they got out of prison singing after that, because the Holy Spirit filled them.
more to come
We gave an elderly friend of Fr. Carter's a 27" Statue with glass.
When I saw him at church, he was so aglow.
He said he prayed 3 to 4 rosaries daily before the statue
and it made him so happy. She was so beautiful.
Yesterday, February 13, 2008, Mary said:
I am Mary your Mother, Mother of the Universe. Reach the Nursing Homes with the messages and the rosaries, that We have given to you, that they too will say the Morning Offering and pray throughout the day.
These Nursing Home books open up to lay on the lap of an elderly or ill person and they have large print with pictures, 5 meditations for each mystery. The second book is messages for the elderly from Mary and Jesus in large print, also the Blue Book 4 comes in large print. This can help your loved one. Help us through prayer and be a prayer apostle. At the end of life it can help them on their journey home to be so happy — to turn to heaven. It can help them have great joy in their life today. Call Shelia or Doris and ask about the Nursing Home Ministry. This could really help somebody in the last years of their lives. Also those praying before the statue and saying the Red Prayer Manual Prayers have had physical and spiritual healings and families and before death. (The Prayer Manual Prayers are in big print. Request them.)
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Fatima/Clearwater Glass Statues available.
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