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 rests with the Holy See of Rome.

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

March 29, 2002 - Good Friday

March 30th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for March 30th is 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.



March 29, 2002  Good Friday



March 28, 2002 message continues

Messenger:       Today is the anniversary of the
                                beginning of the Handmaids     



April 5, 6, 7, 2002

come to Clearwater, FLORIDA.

Easter week

excerpt from March 3, 2002 message

Messenger:        There will be a special gathering the
                              weekend of April 5, 6 and 7 First Friday—
                              of Easter week, First Saturday of Easter week
                              and Divine Mercy Sunday. This will end with 
                              the Divine Mercy being said Sunday at 3:00 P.M.
                              under the image.
                            The Divine Mercy novena will be prayed every
                               day at the site.

end of excerpt of March 3, 2002 message 

March 29, 2002 message continues


                Here is the schedule of events at the image building April 5, 6 and 7.

                April 5th schedule

                  4:30 - 5:30 Nursing Home ministry
                                    (under the image)


                               The highlight of all three days is this 
prayer service on the 5th at 6:20.

                                These pictures were taken during the 
                                        prayers last month March 5, 2002.



March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

                                   (under the image special 5th service at 6:20)
                                       1) Holy Spirit Novena 
                                       2) Shepherds of Christ prayers
                                       3) Special Rosary

                  There are special prayers and singing all evening.

                  Book Store open after the prayer service.


                  April 6, 2002

                  12:00 - 1:00  Rosary ministry

                  1:30 - 2:30    Levels of Commitment
                                        (discussion and witness)

                            3:00    Divine Mercy (under the image)                                       

                            3:30    Discussion on Prayer and discussion on the Mass

                            6:00    Discription of 6:20 prayers (under the image)

                            6:20   1) Holy Spirit Novena
                                      2) Shepherds of Christ prayers
                                      3) Rosary

                 Bookstore open after the prayer service.

                 April 7, 2002

                 12:00 - 1:00    Angelus, Discussion about materials (books, etc.)

                                         Blue Books

                                         Rosary Books

                                         Daily Messages


                              1:15    Follow-up

                                         (a) Prayer services on the 5th of the month

                                         (b) Retreats in China on the 12,13,14 of the month
                                                (before the Exposed Eucharist) 

                                         (c)  Sidney Rosary

                                         (d)  Broadcast and special travels

                            3:00    Divine Mercy prayers

                            6:00    Discussion about the Junior Shepherds

                            6:20    Junior Shepherds pray the prayers

                                        1) Holy Spirit Novena
                                        2) Shepherds of Christ prayers
                                        3) Rosary

                 Bookstore open after the prayer service.



Excerpt from May 21, 1999 - Friday before Pentecost - 9:00 p.m.

This message from Jesus was very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter.

(Messenger:  I received this strong message WITH 
                        the intensity of knowing His suffering.)

Jesus speaks:  I opened My Heart raw in these Blue Book messages and they persecuted My messenger and rejected My letters of LOVE.

Oh, My Heart in the garden was torn to shreds and I sweat Blood for the day, today, when heaven would give such gifts and be rejected by senseless, cold-hearted men.

They smite Me, they reject My messages. You think they hurt you, they hurt Me. I am the Almighty all-Perfect sinless God and the men reject Me and My Mother.

I opened Myself raw in every love letter and they reject Me.

Be one with Me, experience the rejection I felt in the garden. I sweat BLOOD!

Can you not watch and wait with Me one hour when I remain with you today?                                                   

YOU SAY, "NO" TO ME.                        

I experienced the pain of the garden.

I hung for 3 hours on the cross.






end of excerpt from May 21, 1999 message




Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I Died For You

God's Blue Book II CoverThis message from Jesus was very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter.

February 23, 1994

Jesus speaks:  I want this emotion in the letter I told you to write. I, Jesus, Son of God, talk to you with such emotion! I am He Who died a brutal death for love of you. I died for you! I love you this much, to give My Life! Yet you couldn't even write when I asked you. You must do exactly as I say. I do not want you ever to say no to Me!

    I have such emotion! I am telling you how I died a brutal death and you, My child, did not write for Me! What more can I do? What more do they want? You put others before Me or you would do as I command. I want you to do as I tell you every moment.

    I am the Lord. I am the Son of God. Such emotion I let you feel for My death. I died. I am a person. I was human and I died for you. Think of yourself giving your life for someone and  they do not care. What can I do to shake you? What more can I say? I am here and I am loving you and pleading with you to listen to Me with this emotion that God is telling you. I am Jesus. I died for you. I gave My life for you and do you even listen, My little sweet one? You didn't want to write it for My children. When I give you a command, you write. When I say do, you do. Selflessness! I am pushing you because I need your total surrender. Do not ever deny My writing to My loved ones. You have a responsibility. I don't care where you are when I talk. I am God and I talk to you. I am so present to you.

    Listen. I need your selflessness. I need your surrender. I need your life, given for love of Me and Me alone. I need you to be the light that shines on the hill, that does not go in and out but is constant in My love. I need your commitment. I need your attention at every moment. I am feeding you My words every moment on paper and in your hand. You must obey Me exactly as I command. No questions, only action. I want action. Now! You write when I say write. I don't care where you are. You worry not for others. I am giving you the mighty medicine. Would you tell the doctor to wait? I am God and I do not ever want to wait while you play a safe game with Me. When I say do something, I want you to do it. You are My beloved and I am filling you with fire.

    I am pushing you to do that which I need done. Do not ever stop to look around. Keep your focus on Me and My commands for you. I am using you every moment. I must be able to count on your constant consent to do My will immediately! I am calling you to this work and I want you to comply. I love you ardently. I am so full of love for you. Focus on this and this alone. I am Who am. I am God, child. Do not ever hesitate. Do not doubt or think. You must act as I act in you or My work will not be done.

    Be selfless about My commands. You will do My work. You will spread My words of love and create emotion with My songs and I will use you to bring My flock to My love. I love every soul! You must spread My love.

Note: (Meditating on the Crucifixion) Going to Mass at the seminary at 8:00 a.m. was rushed. He said to me, "Where are you going, child. Do you not feel My presence with you?" A calm came over me. Then He started lamenting how He died for us, how He is a true person and He loves us so much. He said, "I died for you."

Messenger:  He gave His life for us. He is the little lamb led to the slaughter out of love for us. He said, "I need you to do this work now and I am pushing you." He was so upset! He died for us. He loves us so much as to give His life.

    He begged me to spread His love, to tell others how He, bloodied, bruised and beaten, gave us His life.

Jesus speaks:  I am God. I am God. I died. Spread My love now! Now! Now! Now! Now! I am begging you not to hold back! Read these letters now, read and learn about My love. I beckon you to speak of My love. Shout it from the high roof. Proclaim it in the cities. Jesus Christ died for love of you and He is risen! I am He Who is God and I died for you!

    Listen and preach My love and emotion here. Priests will create little cities, little cities in each church to spread the light of Christ to this sick world. Each priest can create his own little city, a powerhouse of God's love. God has all the power. His power is endless. It never runs out. It is might. You have no power except through Him. Churches filled with the intimate love of Jesus will be powerhouses.

    I am God, My little ones. God can do all things. I can make your cities light up the darkness. I am the Way, the Truth, the Life. I am the light of life. I am God! I can do all things. I want to act in you. You need to be in constant union with Me. My priests, you need to be selfless. My soul and yours are one. I want to act in you.

    Hold not back. Pray the Prayer for Union with Me.

end of February 23, 1994 message



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A City on a Hill Shines to the World

God's Blue Book II CoverThis message from Jesus was very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter.

Excerpt from 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!

end of excerpt from February 23, 1994



March 28, 2002 message continues

Messenger:        I feel this is happening with
                             the Priestly Newsletter
                             going to 70,000 priests



March 28, 2002 message continues

Messenger:        Here is the 3rd last homily
                                Fr Carter gave in China—



Fr. Carter's Homily

August 25, 2000

John 19: 31-37

The pierced Christ

It was the Day of Preparation, and to avoid the bodies’ remaining on the cross during the Sabbath—since that Sabbath was a day of special solemnity—the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other. When they came to Jesus, they saw he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately therecame out blood and water. This is the evidence of one who saw it—true evidence, and he knows that what he says is true—and he gives it so that you may believe as well. Because all this happened to fulfil the words of scripture:

   Not one bone of his will be broken;

and again, in another place scripture says:

   They will look to the one
      whom they have pierced.

Fr Carter:

    Here is an account from Mother Teresa concerning one of the many dying people that she in her lifetime ministered to in the slums of Calcutta: She says, "To die in peace with God is the culmination of any human life. Of those who have died in our houses, I have never seen anyone die in despair or cursing. They have all died serenely. I took a man I had picked up from the street to our house for the dying in Calcutta. When I was leaving he told me, 'I have lived like an animal on the streets, but I am going to die like an angel. I will die smiling.' He did die smiling because he felt loved and surrounded by care. That is the greatness of the poor. He did die smiling because he felt loved and surrounded by care."

    This is such a great desire of the human heart, put there by God: the desire to be loved and to love, and as we well know, our identity rests on the fact that God has loved us overwhelmingly in Christ Jesus. And we have to allow this truth to penetrate our beings more and more. God has allowed this to take place so easily, giving us devotion to the Heart of Christ, which if only we allow it day after day does the symbol of Christ's Heart remind us of God's overwhelming love for us in Jesus, and that in regard to each one of us, this is our sense of security. If this poor man could be so overwhelmed by the human love given by a human person, human persons, as he was dying, if this could make such a difference in his existence at that last moment so that he died as he said, "like an angel," how much more should the growing realization of the fact that we are loved by Jesus Christ, how much more that should make us serene despite all the crosses we have to endure.

    And so each day let us remember this pierced, glorified Heart of Jesus, symbol of His life of love including His most special love for each of us and respond to that love with a love of our own as we love God and our neighbor in the Heart of Christ. What a wonderful existence to know that I am overwhelmingly loved by Christ Jesus.

end of Homily





Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Open Your Hearts 

God's Blue Book I CoverThis message from Jesus was very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter.

October 30, 1993

Jesus speaks:  My dear child, I am all there is. None of this matters. I am God and I am truly here. I am Jesus, Son of the living God. I wait to be with you and feel close to you, at your side. Your attendance here with Me is very important. Do the holy thing. Act as I would act-to love always, to love My brothers who are in darkness. You must open your heart now to My love. Let Me fill you in all the dark corners. I am important. I am He Who is God. You must worship Me and love Me as God and forget about anyone else.

Messenger:  And I opened my heart and the Spirit of God filled my soul. I felt its wonderful power and fire deep within my breast. He is here, Who is truly God. How can we not praise Him with awe and reverence? We bow before His altar and we exalt His holy name, for He is God-one, true, magnificent God, without error, unbounded in love and without any limits. He is God, He Who suffered such brutality for love of us. We do not deserve all He has done for us. But we thank Him, we love Him and we praise Him and His name is honored above all other names, holy and great. He is the King and we are His people. We have dignity in His might and His glory for He is might and He has done great things in us. His lowly people praise Him, worship Him. He is God, holy in the heights, truly honored, truly present. Jesus made man among us and He came to us. What honor He has bestowed on us, His lowly people. Honor and Praise to You, oh Blessed Father, Blessed Son, Blessed Holy Spirit. You are our God and we are Your people forever and ever. Amen. Alleluia.

Jesus speaks:  Open your hearts to the Lord. Hold nothing back. Open wide your hearts, My children. I will fill you to the brim. You will run and never grow weary. You will fly on eagles' wings. You are My chosen children. What do you have to lose? I am a good God and I have proven My love by My death. I would not do such a thing for you and then give you a snake. I am God, the same today and always. The same as I died for you yesterday, I gave the same love to you today. Open wide to all I have for you. It is from Him Who truly loves you and cares for you with the greatest love. My love does not flicker. It does not wane. It never changes. It is constant and it is there for you. Turn to Me in your great sorrow, turn to Me in your joy, turn to Me little ones. I am He Who truly loves you with the heart of God. What, do you doubt? See Me, My babies, streaming with My Blood, gushing from My whole body. This is the love I give to you. Would you not do the same for Me? I wait for you. I wait for each of you to come and love Me. I am longing for your love here with Me in front of the tabernacle. I will fill you with such good things only I can give. Praise Me. Honor Me. Come to Me and let Me be there, My beautiful ones. I love you so much.

Messenger:  And they came and they were filled with such delights their minds scarce could comprehend it all, but they knew only He had this power. No other could be as He is. Praise your God. We are forever thankful for Your love. Come and fill us now. Our hearts are wide open. Our souls are yearning only for You. Oh, that You care so much for us is what is baffling. We are so favored, blessed, and we cry out, Lord, Lord, make us into Your soldiers, soldiers in the army of love, warriors with hearts as our arms, hearts filled with love that You give to us, hearts on fire with Your love. Alleluia.

end of October 30, 1993 message



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Spread These Letters

God's Blue Book I CoverThis message from Jesus was very carefully discerned by Fr. Carter.

October 31, 1993

Jesus speaks:  I come now, little baby. Open up your heart. It needs to be made ready for Me. Open as the open door. Accept all that goes in from Me. I want to talk in your ear. I do the changing. You wait and pray. I am so good. I love you so much, to My death. I love you just as much today as the day I walked in My passion. I love you and I am your God. Keep focusing on My passion, My love. Never turn down an opportunity to be alone with Me. These are the golden times. I talk to you in your heart. Your wisdom and understanding is coming from the Holy Spirit. Love Him, too. Thank Him for His gifts to you. He loves you so much and gives you so much. Pray to My Father. He is your Father, too. The most loving Father. He is there for you. Mary is your mother. Pray to them, pray, pray!

    Study these letters. I am pleased with your studies today. Know all I tell you child. You must know these letters as your own name. Then you know Me more. I am revealing Myself to you in these letters. I am so loving. I have so much to give. Watch your fears fade as I permeate your life in these letters. Spread them. Do not be afraid of exposing yourself. How can you speak if you do not expose yourself. Hold not back. My truth is your shield, My love your armor. You are shielded as you go into the battles of the worldly but never was anyone armed better for the fight. It is a fight of love, of truth, of changing hearts and minds to know Me and My glorious love. Trust in Me, child. I am fortifying you for your journey. My truth is your weapon in a world that has forgotten and longs for these words that I give to you. Pray for strength and courage to do My work. I want you to be selfless and ready for all I send you. Strive to rid yourself of any self-promotion. Focus on your brothers and their needs and how you can minister to them with My words. I am the Good Shepherd. I long to bring My flock back to Me, to bring them home, to hold them and care for them and give them all they need. But they must be led back. You must do this for Me. As one crying in the desert, make ready the way of the Lord.

    Come to Me in the towns and villages. Tell all My words. They are their truth. They need you to minister to their hardened hearts. Make them hearts for the Lord. Let your light shine on them. It is My light that is flowing through you to their withered souls. You are My empty shell. I am the divine dresser. I dress My children through you. The harvest is ready. Go to all and tell them the good news. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God and I am this close. I am here in this world. I speak to them through you in these letters. Tell them to open wide their hearts and be filled by Me. I am truly present in the Eucharist in the tabernacle. Read these messages in My house, in front of Me. They are from Me to you, My loved ones. Listen and know all you need. I am your God and I love you.

Messenger:  Alleluia, Alleluia. Give praise to the Risen Lord. Give praise to His name. Alleluia.

end of October 31, 1993 message


Excerpt from February 15, 2002 message 

Jesus speaks:      Make a list of things that are needed so people
                                can help if they so desire.

Messenger:           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

  Mary talks to the Nursing Homes
  Video Session #3

Shepherds of Christ Ministries

P.O. Box 193, Morrow, OH 45152
toll free 1-888-211-3041
fax: 1-513-932-6791
Rosary Meditations received before the exposed Eucharist
(Instruction for Leaders Included)

                           12) Little People's Mass Book

Little People's
Mass Book

                           13) Little People's Coloring Book of the Mass


February 15, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks:               I ask you to pray for these needs on the list. Those
                                who can, can pray hourly. 

end of excerpt from February 15, 2002




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
the world.

    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?

                            Rita Ring
                            Shepherds of Christ Ministries




Messenger:  Jesus wishes that we give our hearts to Him and Mary. 

The following Valentine can be given to Jesus and Mary any day of the year. It is an act of love that would greatly please Him.

Use the following Valentine to fill in your name and the date you gave it to Him.


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

I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.





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