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

February 20, 2004

February 21st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for
February 21st are Sorrowful.

                                   

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb
the Bridegroom of the soul

    Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

    

             

Schedule for February 21, 2004

   
4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Sorrowful Rosary March 17, 1995
                    from the Red Rosary Book

5:29 a.m. - Morning Offering & prayers

5:42 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

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

7:24 a.m. - The Spirituality of Fatima
                    read by Father Carter & Rita Ring

8:07 a.m. - Nursing Home #15

8:45 a.m. - Songs to Mary

10:05 a.m. - Children's Rosary December 25, 1994

10:39 a.m. - Children praying the 
                    Shepherds of Christ prayers

10:57 a.m. - Morning Offering

11:00 a.m. - Newsletter 1999 Issue 3 
                    (Personal Uniqueness)

12:28 p.m. - Mary's Message

12:35 p.m. - The Seven Sorrows
                    from the Red Rosary Book

12:49 p.m. - Soothing Mary Songs

1:17 p.m. - Intimacy

2:35 p.m. - Spanish Songs
                    sung by Fernando

3:11 p.m. - Epiphany January 5, 2003

3:43 p.m. - Songs

3:58 p.m. - Prayer before the 
                    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:38 p.m. - Blue Book reading from 2-2-2003
                    God's Intimate Love

5:58 p.m. - Spanish Songs from Jesus
                    sung by Fernando

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

7:24 p.m. - Tell My People
                    read by Father Carter

8:55 p.m. - Sorrowful Rosary July 28, 1995
                    from the Red Rosary Book

9:58 p.m. - Mary, Peace, the Two Hearts Songs

11:18 p.m. - Mysteries of Light 
                    November 1, 2002

12:05 a.m. - The Stations of the Cross
                    from the Red Rosary Book

12:21 a.m. - Talk given June 29, 2003
                     about the Shepherds of Christ

1:46 a.m. - Retreat disc

3:05 a.m. - Songs

4:00 a.m. - Mass

    

   

The next apostle, associate,
Shepherds of Christ / St. Ignatius Retreat
will be April 12, 2004 (at night)
thru April 16, 2004

         

February 19, 2004 at 6:24 p.m.

       

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Focus Only on the Love of Jesus

February 20, 1994 6:30 a.m.

Jesus:  You are My beloved child. I come with such strong and ardent love. Cast away Satan who is already working to give you doubt. You must remain constantly steadfast in Me. I am a rock. I am a fortress. I never wane or bend. I am the same this moment as always. Your thoughts of Me need to be this strong. I am the rock. You base all your faith, hope and love in Me. Your mind must be in a constant state of union with Me.

This is achieved by thinking of Me, My Love, My death, and how I loved you to My death. Satan wants you bowed down and focused on your imperfections. You are human. You are not perfect. If you have been thoughtless, self-centered, unkind, if you have any impurity, think about them and ask Me to take them away. Then forget them and move on, doing My work.

Do not dwell on how you should be perfect, that you are not and are disappointing to Me. That is Satan! You are not perfect. Admit it with humility. You are a creature that thinks of yourself. Selflessness is a constant struggle. Pray for strength and help to become selfless. This is how it is achieved. You do not do it. You pray and practice discipline in yourself. You are not perfect and I love you always. I love you in your faults, just as I love you when you are good. I love you unconditionally. It is pride to think you are perfect. You are not perfect. You are constantly struggling with the ego part of you. Pray to be absorbed in My heart. Pray for union with Me. Pray to die to yourself and remain only in My love.

Your actions must always be focused on your love for Me. Constantly tell yourself, "I act only for the love of Jesus. I do this for love of Jesus. I want to do God's will. I do not want to promote myself or feed myself. I do not want to give in to selfish interests, I want to act every moment only for the love of Jesus. I act for the glory of God. I pray for this, to be selfless in God."

I am the Alpha. I am the Omega. I am all there is. When you feed yourself, your glory lasts a moment. When you act for the love of Jesus, your love is given to your brothers and your actions are forever imprinted in the journal of heavenly treasures.

Do you act for love of Me and Me alone or does the devil tell you that you need recognition for yourself, that you need to be loved by all? I tell you to love God above all things. Do all for the glory of God and all falls into line.

Remain selfless and unattached to all things here. Do not be attached to anyone or anything. To do so takes you from Me. Your relationships should be out of love of Me. Love does not seek its own way. It loves the other for the love it can give them. You give My love to others. You should not, therefore, be attached to anyone. I am the beginning. I am the end. He who truly loves Me can let go of every single person or thing and still accept this as the will of God and not lose his peace.

Time is so short! Your practice of selflessness will help you for the days ahead. You must pray the Prayer for Union with Me.

I am so loving and so good to you! All I send you is from a good and loving God. Accept all you are given from Him Who loved you to His death.

I love you, child. Look how those in Medjugorje had to give up all their attachments. Some lost their children. They lost all their clothes and homes. They didn't have clothes to make themselves warm. They did not have food and went hungry! Oh, you don't even know what you are attached to! You think it is little things. It is big things: food, clothes, water, air, children, houses, cars, hot water, cold water--all your comforts. In one second they could be taken from you as they were taken from those in Bosnia. Are you this strong, that you would turn to love of Me rather than despair?

I ask you to give up little things, attachments-to-your-comfort things. You will know days of struggle and you will be put to many tests. All the struggles you suffer now will strengthen you for the tough road ahead.

Be unattached to any worldly possessions. Be unattached to people. Your top concern is your union with Me and Me alone. You love others only to bring them to Jesus, not to get things for yourself.

Do not give in to selfishness. Be totally selfless. Carry the little crosses I give you. They are nothing compared to what is to come. Comfort? Think of doing without water or electricity. Are you attached? Think of wanting food and not having any and watching your children suffer and being unable to give to them. You are so comfortable! You do not have any idea of what you possess. You are so attached and so self-centered. I say to you, die to yourself and to the little things you are so attached to. Give up that cup of tea you so ardently crave. This is to die to self. Do it with great love of Me. Do not share your sacrifice with others.

When your mind wants to worry and try to figure things out, give it up to Jesus and continue to do as I ask. Pray and play with your children. You do not need to talk so much. Give up the conversation which pads your ego and play cards with your children even when you want to do your own will. This is to die to oneself, to want so much to check it out, when I am making My way very clear. Check it out in silence with Him Who has all the answers. Why not go to God directly yourself?

These jobs I have given you require you to act only for love of Jesus. They require time with Me alone in front of the tabernacle. They require time alone with Me at home. Stop, go to a room, close the door and plug your phone into My Sacred Heart. This will create your dependency on Me. I know all things. I am almighty. I am all powerful. I am loving you every moment and everything you learn from Me is exactly right.

Practice this trust in Me. Trust is developed as a staircase to Me. You practice trust, then you turn the next one over and practice trust again, then you, when you are tempted to think and go to others, practice trust and, oh, how our union grows!

Pray the Prayer for Union with Me. Oh, I am your support. I am your love. I am the best friend. I have all the answers. I know you. I know your past, your future. I know your heart in ways that you do not know yourself.

Turn to Me and Me Alone. Give it all over. Refuse to worry. Refuse to give in to the ego. You need to focus on Me and My love. All things fall into line when you do this. I am God and I am working in your life. You mess it up. Quit working and let Me do as I want. You focus on My love and being My light in the dark world.

Satan wants you distracted. He wants you absorbed in everything else and not doing My job for you. Your job is love of God, love of others.

Practice letting go. Keep constant union with Me. Oh, how I love thee! If you could only comprehend, you would take your feeble hearts to Me! I am your all. I am your ardent lover. I have all the answers for your life. Oh, little one, I love--LOVE--you! Focus on Me. I can give you the love you are looking for. I can give you your answers. I can give you peace. You will never on this earth have what your soul craves, but you know that I am He Whom you seek. I am the God of your souls. No false gods give you any peace. Come to Me, My beloved. I want you to come to Me.

Alleluia.

I love you. Jesus Christ.

end of February 20, 1994

      

    

    
MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD

I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

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the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

          

 

     

 

  

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