|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 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.
We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages
February 20th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for February 20th is Mysteries of Light.
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9 years ago today
Act Only for Love of Me
February 19, 1994
Jesus: I tend to your every need. You need to be so selfless and unattached that you are compelled by this mighty force. It is fire! I am filling you with fire that comes from Me!
I am operating you. Do not be afraid. Let Me have full reign. I am using you to do this for Me. I want My love messages to be out. You will act, not like yourself, but as I am acting in you. Do not be attached to the glory or the persecution. Act only for Love of Me.
Oh, how I love you, sweet one! I died and gave you the last beat of My heart, My last breath, My last thoughts for love of you. Think of this and move full steam ahead. I am your support. I am almighty. You are My precious daughter.
I power you and I run you. You will run and not get weary. You will fly on eagles' wings and I am by your side. I am inside of you, behind you, before you. You go with an army of angels to do My work. Do not fear. That comes from Satan. You are powered by My love. You have a job to do.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, speaks to you this very day. Harken and do as I command: surrender, be selfless, let Me possess your soul and operate your very being.
I love you, sweet one. You are never alone.
end of February 19, 1994
February 19, 2003
Psalm 118: 22
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
Messenger: Today 85,000
Book II's are being used
in the world today by many
of the very important priests
in the world.
Thank you for helping us.
March 26, 2002
From the Vatican
Dear Mr. Weickert,
The Holy Father has asked me to thank you for the book which
you sent to him at the request of the Reverend Edward J. Carter, S.J. He
very much appreciates the sentiments which prompted this presentation.
His Holiness will remember Father Carter in his prayers.
Invoking upon him joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially
imparts his Apostolic Blessing.
Dear Ones in Christ,
Peace and Health to you all.
I am happy to assure you all that I have
received the precious books that you have so generously sent to
us. I have distributed to the priests of ____ diocese free
of charge. I only ask them to thank you all and offer a Mass
on every First Friday of the month. The only thing we can return
I pray to the good Lord to love, bless and
reward you all for your awful charity, generosity and fraternal
I am a retired bishop now. But I still go
around to see my old and new catholics. From 18 to 28 of April,
I went to ____ and ____ borders to baptize and confirm. The
four priests baptized about 600 persons while I confirmed about
450 persons. There are many more ___ pagan villages want to
become catholics. Please pray for them and for me too. Thank you.
With prayerful wishes and God bless you
and your wonderful works for the greater glory of God and
salvation of souls.
Yours in our Lord and Lady,
April 25, 2002
Dear Fr. John,
Thank you very much for your kind letters dated April 7 and 16 last together with the many enclosures concerning initiatives started by Fr. Edward J. Carter.
I am pleased to inform you that the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary is widespread in this Archdiocese, as also the Divine Mercy devotion. In fact, our Archdiocese has been solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 15, 1997, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption and the 50th Anniversary of _____'s independence. This consecration is renewed every year in all our parishes. I do it officially in our Cathedral. Besides, all families are encouraged to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and this year we are going to make a special drive so that the image of the Sacred Heart can be enthroned in those homes where it is still not done in our Archdiocese.
It might interest you to know that in the 80 of the 113 parishes in this Archdiocese, we have daily adoration to the Blessed Sacrament from early morning till late in the evening. The practice of having all night adoration in parishes once a month is growing steadily.
I was deeply impressed by the photographs you sent me of the image of Our Blessed Mother in the Church of Our Lady of Clearwater. It is touching to note the tender love and concern of our Heavenly Queen.
I recommend the Archdiocese of _____ and my pastoral ministry to your special prayers. Thank you very much in anticipation. Rest assured of a regular memento at Holy Mass.
With cordial regards and sincere good wishes, I remain
Yours fraternally in Corde Mariae Cardinal _________
Dear Father Carter,
For years I have received Shepherds of Christ Newsletter; I do not know who put me on your mailing list, but I’m grateful to you both. Since I first began to receive the newsletter I have been assigned as the Director of Formation Advising for the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
I would like to know if it would be possible to make a bulk order so that our seminarians could benefit from the newsletter as well. I will make sure they are distributed to our seminarians. At present we have about 200 seminarians and student priests on our campus, all eager for good spiritual reading!
Please let me know if we can make an arrangement for the delivery of the newsletter here at the college.
Please keep our faculty and seminarians in your prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Pontifical North American College
April 29, 2002
Dear Mr. Weickert;
Thank you for sending the books and materials by Father Edward Carter. He was a great apostle of priestly spirituality and his voice is sorely needed today.
23 May 2002
Dear Mr. Weickert,
Thank you very much for the copy of Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.'s book, Shepherds of Christ, Spirituality Newsletters 2, which arrived here in Rome recently. Thank you also for your own letter of march 24th in which you offer a wonderful overview of the mission of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Certainly the publication and distribution of the newsletters must represent a most satisfying aspect of your commitment.
With prayers and best wishes to you, Mr. Weickert, and to all who are a part of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries family, I am,
Sincerely in Our Lord,
Superior of a very large order in the world
From Rome, Italy
June 11, 2002
Dear Mr. Weickert:
His Eminence __________ has asked me to thank you for having kindly sent him a copy of the book Shepherds of Christ by Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.
The Cardinal takes this occasion to encourage you in your work of supporting the spiritual life of priests and conveys his prayer best wishes.
With kind regards, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ
Office of the Cardinal
May 1, 2002
Dear Mr. Weickert:
On behalf of His Eminence, I thank you most sincerely for
your letter of April 7, 2002 and for the materials you enclosed written
by the last Reverend Edward J. Carter, S.J.
Shepherds of Christ Ministries, founded by Father Carter and
now under your leadership, fulfills an important role in the Church:
praying for our priests and encouraging the prayer life of priests. The
devotion of Shepherds of Christ Ministries and Father Carter to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary is surely an efficacious means to the
sanctification of the whole world. Please remember the priests of the
Archdiocese of _________ in your prayers.
With the assurance of remembrance in His Eminence's
Masses and prayers for the success of your work on behalf of priests
and for the repose of Father Carter's soul, may I remain
Rev. Monsg. __________
Secretary to the Cardinal
25 July 2002
Dear John Weickert, President
Loving greetings to you from Bishop _____.
Received your kind letter and the parcel of Newsletter Book II specially sent for me. Thank you for the same. Previously I had been receiving the Newsletter for my priests in the diocese. I am at the receipt of the red Associates Prayer Manual (prayer for priests) too. I will be happy with you kind help, to translate these books of course with the Imprimatur into our _____ language, which is known as the Italian of the East, so that the books may reach to every corner of this region and thus people making use of the books pray for the priests. I too feel that all must pray for the priests and for his holiness.
I would be happy to join with the mission of Fr. Edward J. Carter. In the meantime you please send me another set of 100 books II for my religious sisters and brothers in the region.
Assuring my prayers and blessings for your prayer mission, I remain.
Yours in the Lord,
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 7:41 AM
Subject: Letter for Mr. John Weickert from Bishop_____
Dear Mr. Weickert,
I am in receipt of your letter dated 13.5.2002 which seems to have reached me very late, indeed, just a few days ago.
I would like to say the following:
1. I was very said to learn of the death of Fr. Edward Carter. He died
in the year 2000 but I had not realized this till I got your letter. I think
Fr. Carter was an extraordinary man, doing an extraordinary work. I
am so glad that you and others continue this inspiring ministry.
2. Over the past few years, I have been the recipient of many
kindnesses from your organization which I wish to acknowledge
with warm thanks and appreciation.
3. I feel sorry that, for various reasons, I can do little to help financially.
However, if I can offer some masses (about 15) for the intentions
for your organization for which stipends may be available at your
end and which could be used as a contribution to your finances, I
would do this with great joy. Please letme know if this helps.
Please convey my warmest good wishes and thanks to all the members of your organization. May Lord continue to use Fr. Carter, in his newfound union with Him to renew the priesthood across the entire world.
+ Auxiliary Bishop ______
Dear Father Ed,
Finally, finally I have someone who can
assist you with an Italian version of Shepherds of
Christ newsletter. He is a 3rd year seminarian from
Florida named _______. You can write to
him at this address — he will be back from vacation
The newsletter continues to improve — our men
love it. Many thanks to you for all your efforts.
God love you.
North American College
Jesus speaks: PLEASE HELP WITH
THIS MAILING TO
THE PRIESTS - IT IS
pray for grace for all My Shepherds
February 5, 2003
February 5, 2003
February 5, 2003
February 5, 2003
Messenger: This message was on
one year ago today.
Our Lord told me to put
this on today.
Jesus speaks: I
ask for the message February 19, 1994
and February 19, 2002 be given
in the daily message today.
February 19, 2002 Daily Message
An old seminary
February 19, 1995
Jesus speaks: (Jesus' statue in the
entryway was looking to the side
and not straight ahead. His body was straight, but his
head was turned to the side).
| The door to My heart is open. My
beloved ones are
missing the door. They are doing their own thing. They
are not coming through the door, they are lining up and
bumping into the building. Why are they willful? They
want to do it themselves. They do not surrender. They do
not realize they must pray to the Spirit. They must be led
by God. You must become one in Me and let Me operate
your hearts. You are all doing your own thing. Only in unity
will My Center light up this world. I look to the east—for
you are off-center. You are bumping into the building and
missing the entryway.
You can only enter My Mother's house with hearts of love.
If you have hatred, anger, selfishness, or self-promotion as
your goal here, you will miss the entryway. You are bumping
into the building. In three days I can destroy the temple and
build it again. You do your own things. You do not listen to
Me and My Mother. You are blind. I come and tell you My
ways in these letters. I beg you all to read these letters. I beg
you to pray from your hearts, to realize that My City is built
Love, Love, Love. Your city will shine with the love of God
in your hearts when you come to My tabernacle. Pray these
rosary meditations with My Mother and Me. I am giving you
a key to light the city. These messages need to circulate and be
supported. If you continue to go without My messages, with-
out reading and supporting them, you will bump into the building.
My power is a power too mighty to be contained. I am dealing
with you directly in these letters. The more you ignore these
messages, the more you will have problems.
These letters are for all there. I beg you, beg you to listen.
These letters need to circulate. The city will be lighted only
through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ.
I beg you to support and circulate these letters. You cannot
light the city on your own. You need to read these messages.
I write messages that are being ignored. If you do not read
these messages, you are missing the key I give you to unlock
the doors so all can come there.
I beg you to read these messages. I beg all there to remain
after Communion and spend one hour in front of the tabernacle
daily—one hour. You need time alone with Me. I beg you, beg
you to pray to the Holy Spirit. Every person there needs to pray
to the Holy Spirit every day.
You are bumping into the building. You are missing the entry-
way. You are looking for your answers in the wrong places. I am
Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I want to light your city with My
love—My love radiating from your hearts.
You need to pray with the heart. I am giving you Rosary
meditations on My life and My Mother's life. She is appearing
as Our Lady of Light at the Center. Come to the Rosary. We are
there with you at 6:30. Support this Rosary. People need to pray
every day. Please publish the rosary meditations. I am Jesus and
I have spoken. You will continue to bump into the building and
miss the entryway if you ignore these letters. I write to you daily.
They need to be read and circulated. My city will shine with My
love, radiating from all hearts that go there. I am Jesus and I have
Please give this letter to—anyone involved in spreading My
deep love at the Center. I call you all as apostles to go into this
world and spread My love radiating through you, through the
Center, to the world. I am Jesus and I ask you to listen to Me.
Come unto Me all who labor and are heavily burdened and I
will give you rest. Give this message to all listed above on
February 23rd. This is the anniversary of My letter about our
City of Light. I ask you to read this message (February 23, 1994).
I am Jesus. I am giving you messages for this Center. I gave you
this message on February 23, 1994. I want this message to circulate.
The message published and distributed February 17, 1995 is so
important to your Center. See that it is published in every means
possible. The plan of the Father is unfolding. My messages are so
important to the Center. I beg you to listen to Me.
(I opened the Blue Book because He told me to, to October 18,
1993, 8:20 a.m. "Bring Your Children to Me". Please read this -
p.29 God's Blue Book I)
end of February 19, 1995
A City on a Hill Shines to the World
February 23, 1994 5:30 a.m.
Jesus speaks: I am the light of the world. A city on a hill will shine to the world. You at the Center will be this city when you are filled to the brim with the love of Jesus. What power, what might, to have each person a personal spouse of Jesus Christ! This is the light to the darkened world. The love of Jesus radiates from the very being of those who love Him. What light when all together are lifted by His love abounding deep within their breasts!
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. My life is the life inside that cannot be contained. It is bursting and budding forth. My life is the real life. To possess the life of Christ within your breast! Such power! I am the city set on a hill that will stand united and shine to this world. You at this Center will be this city. You will be the true Center that places the mark on this world.
The love of Christ, abounding deep within the breasts of all, will be the power and the might. Pray the Prayer for Union with Jesus. I will operate in the hearts of all there and minister to My sick world. I am the Heart of Jesus. I am on fire with love of each and every soul. When My love is found in all the hearts there, the light of God will shine to this world!
An old seminary
You are the city, set on a hill, that shines to the darkened world. I will light the world with the love of Jesus that shines in the hearts of those who are fed there. My light is so bright. My power is endless. You are the light to the dark world. You contain the mighty medicine to bring My sick ones to Me. You will bring so many back to Me and My intense love, burning so brightly for all!
I am the power. I am the might. He who abides in Me will have the light of life. I give Myself to you that you will live. You will radiate My presence from your very being. My light is the brightest light. I will live in the hearts of all who come to you for their feeding. Enkindle in them the love for My most Sacred Heart. It is on fire for love of you. It cannot be contained. It will live in all hearts who come to you to be fed.
You are the key to enkindle this burning love of Jesus in the hearts of so many. Many will know Jesus through your love of Me. Read these letters every day for I am truly speaking to you here. I love each child so dearly and want to have an intimate union with that child. Teach all about the burning love of Jesus. Read My messages with your heart on fire so you can tell all of My ardent love for them.
I long to be close to them. I am a person. I am God, on fire for love of My people. Bring all to the ardent love of Jesus. Mary is by My side constantly. Where I am, she is there. She wants all to be led to My ardent, longing love. Teach all about My love. Fill them so they are overflowing in their hearts. This is the mighty medicine. It is My letter of intense, ardent love for My people.
I am truly here, little ones. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. I will live strongly in the hearts of all who come to you. You will be the key. Focus on your intense love of Me. Read My letters as a cookbook for intimacy with Me. My love waits for each person and I tell you here how to be close to Me. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus on fire for love of you. I am longing for you to come and be with Me in silence. I will give you all you need.
I am the Alpha. I am the Omega. I am your all. I am God, one, true and magnificent, and I come to you with ardent love in Holy Communion and in the tabernacle. I am present, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. I am waiting. Our love affair waits and it depends on you. I am there and I am waiting. You keep us apart.
Tell them how I long for them and have all they need. The love of Christ will light their city. You will stand as the lighted city in darkness. My love will be that by which you light this dark world. Oh, such power, such might! The love of God will reign in the hearts of all you touch. You are My vessel to draw this world to the love of Jesus.
Read and study My letters and be taught about My ardent love. I am Jesus Christ and I am teaching you about My love on fire for all. Come and be powered by the hand of God. My love will rock the world off its rocker when it reigns in the hearts of those who come to you. I love you so! You are My beloved. I will use you to light My dark world. You will shine as candles in the darkest night and you will be the instruments I use to light their wicks. I am God and I love them so dearly!
This is My love for all. Power and might will shine forth on the land. I am the brightest light. Look into the light for the light. Look into the arms of Jesus. I will light this world through you. Alleluia. And the angels sang and the choirs of heaven were heard for the earth proclaimed the Love of Jesus. Alleluia
end of February 23, 1994
From today's reading
Isaiah 55: 10-11
For, as the rain and the snow
come down from the sky
and do not return
before having watered the earth,
fertilising it and making it germinate
to provide seed for the sower
and food to eat,
so it is with the word
that goes from my mouth:
it will not return to me unfulfilled
or before having carried out
my good pleasure
and having achieved
what it was sent to do.
Matthew 6: 7-15
How to pray. The Lord’s Prayer
‘In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard. Do not be like them; your Father knows what you need before you ask him. So you should pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be held holy,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we have forgiven those
who are in debt to us.
And do not put us to the test,
but save us from the Evil One.
‘Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours; but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either.
February 19, 2002
Jesus speaks: Ask the priests to say :
I consecrate the Church and the
world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I ask that the Blood of Jesus be
spread on the Church and the world.
By the precious Body and Blood of
Jesus I cast Satan far from
this place, our families, the
Church and the world.
I pray for a special outpouring of
the Holy Spirit on the Church
and the world.
Little cards can be down loaded.
Give these cards to priests.
Ask them to say this often especially
at 6:20 PM.
Tell them you pray for priests.
Tell them your movement has prayer
chapters all over the world
praying for the priests.
Tell the priests how much you love
them and thank them for
all they do.
Tell the priests you pray at 6:20
and so does so many other
prayer groups. Tell them you
pray united as a body,
praying for them, for the
Church and the world.
Give them a prayer manual if you
think they are open.
But be sure to give them the
Click here to download the cards
February 19, 2002 message continues
Jesus speaks: Cards can be
printed on the computer in
I ask someone to help print the Holy
Spirit Novena book.
February 19, 2002 message continues
Jesus speaks: This book has been
out of print because
The prayers are so important in it.
Please pray the prayers yourself daily.
Give the prayers to priests.
Tell leaders of confirmation groups
about the prayers and give
them to them.
Please have the yellow Holy Spirit
Novena books printed.
Printing is a major part of the
The devil has blocked this.
The booklets were once printed in
big print for the elderly.
The Holy Spirit Novena is so important.
Pray it once from deep in your heart
and you will see how important
it is to the world.
February 19, 2002
Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje
October 13, 1917
In her message that day, Our Blessed Mother told the children:
I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day.(17)
17. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to
Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven (Rockford: TAN
Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.7.
February 19, 2002 message continues
Mary told us we must pray the rosary and
Mary appeared every day for over eight months
It would be very difficult for a little child
to go through life without their mother. My
mom died when I was five. She was the person
most important to me. My dad and mom had
five children, I was the youngest. After she died
it was really hard on my dad and the family.
Way back then when she died they didn't talk
so much about grieving and sharing feelings. I
was focused on heaven at a very early age
because I knew my mama went there.
February 19, 2002 message continues
The veil between here on earth and in heaven
became thinner. My life has been that journey
to have a wider vision of heaven and of earth,
to understand my heavenly Mother
Mary, my real mother who died and my step
mother who was very religious.
| After the death of my mom,
my dad began
to see we got to Mass every day, we went to
Benediction twice a week, confession and
we prayed the rosary and other prayers to
the Holy Spirit and St. Joseph. We prayed
the rosary every day as a family. I knew
the mysteries of the rosary really well.
We had a big statue of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus about 24" tall. We had a picture
of Mary and a beautiful small statue of her.
We had a calendar with the Sacred Heart on it.
My dad suffered a lot from the loss of my
mom, my mom was only 48 years old. My
real mother was very religious, she went to
daily Mass when she could and her prayer
book was very worn on the pages because
she used it so much.
I never once was angry my dad prayed or
took us to Church or made us walk up to
confession every week. I had a great love of
the Eucharist from the beginning. God filled
my empty soul when my mom died. I felt
that deep loss of my mother's love and Jesus
in the Eucharist really fed me.
February 19, 2002 message continues
When babies are little we teach them how
to eat. A big part of the babies life is
learning to eat and eating. Food is for their
physical life. They need food to live.
Babies are taught about food.
The Bread of life is the Eucharist and
John 6: 35-59
Jesus answered them:
I am the bread of life.
No one who comes to me will ever hunger;
no one who believes in me will ever thirst.
But, as I have told you,
you can see me and still you do not believe.
Everyone whom the Father gives me
will come to me;
I will certainly not reject
anyone who comes to me,
because I have come from heaven,
not to do my own will,
but to do the will of him who sent me.
Now the will of him who sent me
is that I should lose nothing
of all that he has given to me,
but that I should raise it up
on the last day.
It is my Father’s will
that whoever sees the Son
and believes in him
should have eternal life,
and that I should raise that person up
on the last day.
Meanwhile the Jews were complaining to each other about him, because he had said, ‘I am the bread that has come down from heaven.’ They were saying, ‘Surely this is Jesus son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know. How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven?” ’ Jesus said in reply to them, ‘Stop complaining to each other.
‘No one can come to me
unless drawn by the Father who sent me,
and I will raise that person up
on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They will all be taught by God;
everyone who has listened to the Father,
and learnt from him,
comes to me.
Not that anybody has seen the Father,
except him who has his being from God:
he has seen the Father.
In all truth I tell you,
everyone who believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate manna in the desert
and they are dead;
but this is the bread
which comes down from heaven,
so that a person may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread
which has come down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread
will live for ever;
and the bread that I shall give
is my flesh, for the life of the world.’
Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them:
In all truth I tell you,
if you do not eat
the flesh of the Son of man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh
and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise that person up
on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh
and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in that person.
As the living Father sent me
and I draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me
will also draw life from me.
This is the bread
which has come down from heaven;
it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread
will live for ever.
This is what he taught at Capernaum in the synagogue.
Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1996 November/December,
edited by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep." (Jn 10:11-151)
A faithful shepherd takes care of his sheep in all their needs. This includes providing them with the proper food. Jesus, the perfect Shepherd, abundantly provides for the nourishment of His flock. In the Eucharist, He gives Himself in His body, blood, soul, and divinity, for our spiritual growth. He also feeds us through His word, through His teaching. The gospel of John, in Chapter 6:35-59, combines both of these ways, Christ nourishing us through His teaching and through the Eucharist. This particular section of John's gospel gives us Jesus' great discourse on the Bread of Life. The first part, verses 35-50, speaks of the teaching of Jesus as nourishment. This first part contains, therefore, the so-called sapiential theme. The second part, versus 51-59, speaks of the Eucharist as our heavenly nourishment. This part, therefore, contains the sacramental theme.
Concerning the teaching of Jesus which has been left to His Church, the Second Vatican Council states: "But in order to keep the gospel forever whole and alive within the Church, the apostles left bishops as their successors, 'handing over their own teaching role' to them. This sacred tradition, therefore, and sacred Scripture of both the Old and the New Testament are like a mirror in which the pilgrim Church on earth looks at God, from whom she has received everything, until she is brought finally to see Him as He is, face to face."2
We priests have a special privilege and responsibility to nourish ourselves with the teachings of Jesus. The more we meditate on this teaching, the more we love it, the more we ourselves live it, the more apt instruments we become in assisting the Good Shepherd in the feeding of His flock.
- Scriptural quotations are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co.
- The Documents of Vatican II, "Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation," No. 7, American Press Edition
February 19, 2002 message continues
Messenger: The children in the Church need to know
they are nourished by the Eucharist and the
Word of God.
I must tell you of a very close friend
I know who is helping so many youth. He
was in the Catholic Church and now he
isn't. He could be leading them to the
Eucharist besides all the really
wonderful things they are doing.
|| The Blue Books are Jesus' love letters
the people what a treasure the Eucharist is.
The Blue Books are really important to God's
Plan to help lead men to the Eucharist. The Red
Rosary Book is full of meditations leading the
souls to the Eucharist and also the Rosary
Aves translated in four languages with
the Imprimatur and sent to schools, tells
them about the burning love of Jesus in
the Eucharist and the True Presence.
There is a difference between God being
What a Gift—God is Truly Present.
What a gift that God gives the priest
to change bread and wine into His
Body and His Blood.
We can teach little children so much when
they are little. They can learn to love Jesus and
Mary. There are many people that were going to
other churches after being baptized Catholic
and they went back to the Catholic Church
after they received a Blue Book.
Is our focus teaching the youth about
the True Presence? Is our focus in teaching
youth about the gifts given to us in the Church.
Do we give into the world that shows
parents as weak and then a child has trouble
realizing they need a spiritual Mother and
a spiritual Father. In trying to help the
youth to "grow up" do we make the parents
enemies because we criticize the parents
and show them as weak?
Are children that are docile and loving
taught to befriend teachers and classmates
and look at the parents as faulty?
Breaking up ties between parents and
children at any age can hurt both children
and parents. Is our focus on television which
is filled with violence and argumentative talk
shows run by people that do not live in the
truth and comedy skits on late shows making
jokes about God, the ultimate authority, and
many other vices? Should the focus be on
poor parental skills when so much evil is
in the world? What should the Catholic
schools do? They should help students
rely on God.
The Catholic schools should teach the
children about Mary as their mother.
They should try to help the students to
realize their dependency on God.
In dealing with the students who do not
believe, do schools wash down the truth
and jeopardize the other ones, large in
number, who come from homes where
traditional Catholic teaching was taught.
People have appetites for food and
sex, why did God give me the message
"Feed the hungry" for all those weeks
in September/October 1991 and
nothing else. Look at the sins. So many
come from a hungry soul filled with pain.
Jesus heals. The Eucharist and the
Word fills the hungry soul.
That veil between heaven and earth
is really so thin. In three short months
Fr. Carter was diagnosed with cancer and
was dead. One of the apostles told the
story of a little girl, I think he said 5 years
old, got a temperature of 104 degrees, the
mother took her to the hospital and she
died right away. They said it was a virus.
She was buried last week.
A car wreck, a young man one day gets
cancer. Our lives are so fragile. We do not
know the time nor the hour.
God picked Fisherman.
How many can we catch?
How big is our net?
Do we look for the treasure in the field?
Do we tell young men how great it is to
have a vocation to the priesthood?
What about talking about Mary?
Why did Mary say we must pray the
There have been so many virus' with
It is hard to have a child with a high
fever, we want to get them
healed right away.
What about the children with sick
We need the money
Priestly Newsletter Book II mailing.
You can use your credit card if you call
the Morrow Center. 1-888-211-3041
Excerpt from February 15, 2002 message
Jesus speaks: Make
a list of things that are needed so people
can help if they so desire.
A small list is this
1) Priestly Newsletter Book II Foreign Mailing Postage
2) Mass Book II
3) Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
4) Blue Book I printing
5) Prayer Manuals printing
6) Holy Spirit Novena Booklet printing
7) Rosary beads
8) Image rosaries to sell
9) Pictures (photo's) to make available
10) Blankets of Mary's image
11) Videos for nursing home program
talks to the Nursing Homes
12) Little People's Mass Book
13) Little People's Coloring Book of the Mass
February 15, 2002 message continues
I ask you to pray for these needs on the list. Those
who can, can pray hourly.
end of excerpt from February 15, 2002
The Priestly Newsletter Book II was released to
the production floor at the printer
today - Valentine's Day.
It is a special gift of God's love to the Church.
February 7, 2002
To whom it may concern,
We circulate the Priestly Newsletter that goes to 75,000 priests in the world. This has been circulated since 1994 at the direction of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. who had a doctorate in Theology and taught at Xavier University for over thirty years and author of eighteen books on the spiritual life and many other various publications.
Our primary purpose is to circulate this Newsletter. We are now sending three years of Newsletters in a book of 342 pages to 75,000 priests in the United States and 90 foreign countries. A special Newsletter is enclosed with Father Carter's powerful writing on Grace (2001 issue 1). This writing is also available on tape and on disc.
Our coequal purpose is to circulate prayer manuals Father Carter compiled for prayer chapters praying for the priests, the Church and
All of our printing and postage costs so much money.
We operate from the Virgin Mary building in Clearwater, Florida, pictures are enclosed. We use the building to spread materials and rosaries
to encourage people to pray for the priests, the Church and the world.
We also have a church we received from the diocese in China, Indiana where we distribute our materials and pray before the Blessed Sacrament hourly and about two hours or more at 6:20 every day. Monthly adoration before the exposed Eucharist is held for our members for 48 hours on the 12th of each month to the 14th.
We have a third center in Morrow, Ohio which is our communication center and mailing address.
We circulate rosaries handmade to Catholic schools all over the United States and meditation sheets and consecration cards. We try to send scapulars too when we have them. We supply many beads to our rosary makers for this.
We had difficulty all last summer securing funds for beads for our rosary makers. We were not able to send the 100,000 or more rosaries we usually send in October and May because of funds.
We need $10,000 every month for the loan on the Virgin Mary building. We pray nightly there usually for about two hours or more at 6:20. We pray all through the day there, hourly, many times before the image. A big prayer meeting is held on the 5th of the month. Prayers are prayed for about 4 hours for the priests, the Church and the world. We broadcast to at least 8 states and all join in the prayers, including Morrow and China.
We have a nursing home ministry and a prison ministry. We supply coloring books of the rosary mysteries and the Mass to children.
We desperately need funds for the printing and the rosary making operation and all the postage. Bishops from foreign countries beg for rosaries and prayer sheets with the Shepherds of Christ Prayers.
Now we are struggling with the monthly rent on the building and the postage for the foreign mailing of the Priestly Newsletter Book II.
We always need money for the rosary beads for the schools and the Virgin Mary building.
We also do a Holy Spirit Novena, but the little book has been out of print for some time because of lack of funds. Teachers like to use it for confirmation. We have prayer chapters using it daily all over the world.
We want to circulate pictures of the crucifix and Mary's image on the building, we are unable to do this because of lack of funds. Enclosed are pictures of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary building.
A very important part of our Movement is trying to get people to say the Morning Offering. Here is a card we distribute extensively, especially to Nursing Homes and school children.
Here is a short form of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary that we circulate extensively.
Can you help us. It is a real shame to not even have rent on the building Mary appears on.
We need to tell the world about the Mass. This is another important aspect of our ministry. We have so many writings about the Mass. Mass Book I with the Imprimatur—and all Fr. Carter's writings and many other writings discerned by Fr Carter before his death.
It is a shame with all the money in the world not to be able to get the rosary beads to the rosary makers for school children who want them to pray the rosary.
Our movement is trying to do what Our Lady told us to do at Fatima for peace in the world.
Can you help us?
Shepherds of Christ Ministries
February 19, 2003 message continues
Jesus speaks: Please
come to the Cincinnati
store to get
materials to begin
prayer chapters, to
participate in the
Ministries I have given
1) Priestly mailing
2) prayer chapters
3) Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart
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:
- 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.
- For the Pope.
- For all bishops of the world.
- For all priests.
- For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
- For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
- For all members of the Catholic Church.
- For all members of the human family.
- For all souls in purgatory.
end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message
4) Rosary Ministry
for Catholic schools
5) Nursing Home
Elevation of the Host Video
Holy Hour and Benediction Video
Meditations on the Mass Video
6) Spiritual Renewal
August 13, 2002
I just had to write to you, to tell you that you make me cry every morning. I say my rosary every day and then I read a paragraph a day in your book.
First of all my daughter-in-law gave me your first volume of "God's Blue Book Teachings to Lift You Up" for Christmas that's when I started to cry. Your words are so true to life at least for me. You see I'm seventy-five years old, so I do have an awful lot in my past, that your book talks about me. And I have four daughters they are good girls, but they should read your books too.
Today I'm reading your Volume 2 an excellent book I'm on page 24 Jesus Will Handle This One.
I just had to write to you and say I wish I could meet you in person, you must be very special to write these books, because in my heart, when I read them I feel good and I do tell my daughters about them.
So far I have
Volume I Teachings to Lift You Up
Volume II The Fire of His Love
Volume III Love God, Love One Another
Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary part 1
Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary part 2
and I also have
Shepherds of Christ, Spirituality 2 Newsletters
by Father Edward Carter, S.J.
Dear Rita, I hope you don't mind, me writing this letter, because you sure make my day when I read your books if you have any more that you're writing please let me know because I will buy them again thank you for making my life easier because of your wonderful books. God must love you to make you write so great.
One of your many friends,
Thank you again.
God Bless You
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 1:26 PM
Subject: prayers and God's Blue Book
hi, wanted to tell you that your God's Blue Book has greatly changed my life and belief in God, I have been beset with problems and had been an unbeliever for 12 years, now have been daily reading it at a prayer room for the Blessed Sacrament here in Manila and has been a constant source of consolation and Belief.....thanks.
I want to know where I can get the prayer of Union with God, and also a copy of the God's Blue Book all three volumes and the prayers for the Holy Spirit.; Please inform me on how to avail of this because I want to share it with others.....thank you and hope also to know more about this organization and how to join it.....thank you again for propagating the Faith and will also do so in my own humble way....thank you again.....alex
Handmaids, Servants, Apostles
LEVELS OF COMMITMENT
There are seven levels of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.
There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.
Apostles are members who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.
Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:
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.
For the Pope.
For all bishops of the world.
For all priests.
For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this Movement to the world.
For all members of the Catholic Church.
For all members of the human family.
For all souls in purgatory.
Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is the involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.
Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.
We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.
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