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March 29, 2006
March 30th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for March 30th are Sorrowful.
We are now printing Blue Book V.
Please pray for the printing of it.
March 29, 2006
Handmaids of the Good Shepherd
What has Shepherds of Christ and being a Handmaid done for my life and for my relationship with Jesus?
I first heard of Shepherds of Christ from a letter received concerning a rosary gathering at Tomís Farm in October 1996. My family already had plans for the 13th. When I received a notice for November 13th my brother and I went not knowing much about Shepherds of Christ, but if it was praying the rosary-it had to be good. It was the most powerful rosary I ever attended. I didnít go for several months, but felt drawn to this ministry and compelled to pray the prayers and read the blue books. Jesus was talking directly to me through them and it was great.
Jesus has always worked slowly in my heart. Pain and suffering in my early adult life brought me to realize that God was the only one I could turn to in my need. God alone was my strength.
In July 1997, news came that the department where I worked was being phased out by the parent company on the east coast. I was disenchanted with my job and I only continued working there to live, so I wasnít concerned about the lack of a job.
During this same time, I felt pulled in my heart to pray with Shepherds of Christ as a body. I was shy and I would just come, sit, pray and be silent, not really talking to anyone very much.
I knew from my childhood that I would never marry. The pull Jesus had on me was stronger than the worldís, though I didnít realize the source. For the past year I had become closer to Jesus and I felt what I would do with my life, next, would be for him alone.
On August 13, 1998, I went to China, Indiana, to the monthly rosary knowing something was going to happen-but not knowing what. During the rosary the president of Shepherds of Christ started reading a letter from Jesus about women being called as handmaids and their way of life. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit descend on my head and I was glad to be sitting. I knew Jesus was calling me to become a handmaid, a call that I had been waiting patiently for, for over two years.
After the rosary I acted on the Holy Spiritís prompting immediately-knowing if I didnít, I would find excuses not to. Jesusí hand is very strong in my life. I was accepted as a candidate for a handmaid within a few days and gave two weeks notice at work. I found myself in Clearwater, Florida, within three weeks.
As a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd my life is very prayerful and very one on one with Jesus as His spouse. He is the Bridegroom of my Soul. Just being with him after Mass and in front of the tabernacle is candy to my soul and leaves me speechless. Being a handmaid has brought the joy, love and peace of my Divine Bridegroom into my life to an extent I didnít even know could exist.
He calls me to constant change and growth. I cannot remain the same, for my life and love for him would stagnate. I live to serve him. I have only scratched the surface of the depth to which my soul craves union with my Lord and Savior. Any life in God is hard work, but the rewards are unbounded.
Jesus loves each and everyone of us on a personal level. He died on the cross to save each soul. He, the living God, is truly waiting in the tabernacle for us, to love us, if we would only come and sit with him.
Since my move to Clearwater, Florida, in 1998, I have recently traveled to China, Indiana, for a stay and I am currently in Morrow, Ohio, doing the work Jesus has called me to do. Jesus knows where I will be next, even though I do not.
There is nothing boring about being on Jesusí roller coaster. The ride is into eternity! I canít wait to see you there!
How has Shepherds of Christ changed my life?
The first time I opened God's Blue Book, I knew that Jesus was speaking to me! The message was just what I needed that day!
I had not attended daily Mass since Catholic High School, approximately 30 years previous. MY PRAYER LIFE had been practically non-existent -- attending Sunday Mass and calling on God during trials. In fact, the threat of my husband dying of cancer took me back to praying the rosary and praying novenas to the Blessed Mother. After he died I was at a loss, for I considered him my "rock". For the first time ever in my life, I began praying to do God's will. I had a career, but I felt in my heart that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working life.
I was invited by a friend to make a Cursillo weekend and without hesitation, said yes. Following the grace-filled weekend, I entered the chapel for adoration and picked up the Blue Book, which I had ignored for weeks. I immediately fell in love with Jesus and my life began to change! With the help of Jesus through the Blue Book, along with daily Mass and Holy Communion and spending time after Communion with Jesus and time in prayer, I was able to work through my depression, which I had even denied existed.
After giving out many Blue Books to relatives and friends, I received an invitation to attend the first monthly Shepherds of Christ national prayer meeting at Tom A's farm held on October 13, 1996, with Rita leading a Live Rosary. I felt drawn to every meeting after that, and soon found myself in the core group at Morrow, Ohio, attending weekly prayer meetings with Live Rosaries. Through the use of the Blue Books, mostly in front of the tabernacle, weekly prayer meetings, and rosaries at Morrow, I have grown closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.
I thank Jesus every day for His many graces and the deep love that He gives me to draw me closer and closer to Him. I also thank my spiritual Mother, Mary, with all my heart for her help when I turned to her in desperation and for the help she's given me throughout my life.
As an apostle working in Florida at Our Lady's Image Site, I have a great opportunity to spread the light and love of Christ to all I meet!!!
The Spouse of the Lamb
March 1, 1998 - 5th Day
The Marriage of the Lamb
What do I write today? Since that day, February 25th I have experienced the Bridegroom as He stands above me and strengthens me in this trial I have experienced. It has been a hellish experience to do the Fatherís will, to stand firm for the truth when it would have been so much easier to laugh and to play as the world danced and I cried inside to stand behind the truth in this "Godless" world.
They danced and played and whistled a tune on the flute and the Bridegroom was ignored at His own wedding. How indeed would it be if at the marriage the bridegroom was treated as if he were not present?
We went to the altar, we received Him, the Lamb, the Bridegroom of our souls and then we ignored Him and went to laugh and play. We ignored Him and fed our faces.
The tenderest love Our Divine Captain gives to us in giving Himself in the Mass. The Almighty God, the King of heaven and earth, gives Himself to us in the deepest spousal relationship and what happens here? We ignore Him and talk to mere humans with God in our breast.
Let us make reparation to Him, Our Savior, for the ingratitude and indifference given to the King, the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins. They now have roped off my pew with a red chord and asked me to move my jacket as I prayed. Several ladies stand at the end of my pew and talk openly in church of the bishop to come in this church today. All the priests, the royal bridegrooms, anointed by the Lord, came out immediately after Mass and talked to the people, right in church. There was conversation and laughing at the beginning of Mass and at the end. A royal banquet, the Lamb was slain for our sins, now sacramentally made present here and who pays Him heed?
They worship Him with fan-fare and trumpets, flutes and tambourines, but when the banquet is served, they all get up and rush from the table. Little focus is given to the King and royal Bridegroom of the soul. He is really ignored. Oh precious King, we love You, we worship You, we adore You, forever.
I was unable to be intimately connected to Him today in a way that gave me happy feelings, but in my heart I know in the suffering there is no place to go but to Him.
Preparation must be made. Time must be set aside for a person who is important in our lives. Time must be set aside to prepare for the Lamb, the Bridegroom of our soul. It begins with acts of surrender, saying the "Prayer for Union with Jesus", the consecration, and the "Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass".
I love You, Jesus. In this suffering, I unite in Your passion and death. I love You, my Divine Lord, the Bridegroom of my soul.
Prayer for Union with Jesus
Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.
I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.
I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.
When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.
-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994
A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.
I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.
Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.
Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.
Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.
Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.
-God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995
January 12, 1999
Message from Jesus: To Be Alone with Him
Jesus speaks: I come and I give Myself to you, I long to hear you say to Me, "My God, I want to be alone with You." I long for love. I long for time that you would give to your most intimate friend. I long for a relationship with you. I long for you to want to know Me and know My great goodness. Such favor I will pour out on the soul that just wants to adore and love Me. Spend your time today just thinking of the great love we share with one another. Spend time alone with Me, not being busy reciting prayers, just savoring Our time together. You would sit and hold hands and embrace those you love. How little time you spend with Me, just being, existing in Godís love, being wrapped in the embrace of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, existing in Me. I love music and songs of worship and joy praising God. Sing to Me. Love Me. I want your favor. A glance, a hand held, the heart that skips a beat, are not all these signs of great love between friends? Is it not important to you that you relish and look for the moments spent alone with Me? I am God, I loved you so much, I died for you. I gave willingly of Myself for love of you. Oh you carefully plan words you say to one another when you want them to love you in an intimate relationship. How it would please Me that you thought of special words of love and appreciation to say to Me! Oh, My children, when you visited My sick one you visited Me.
Say to Me on busy days, "My God, I see Your eyes in their eyes. I do this, My God, to You when I love them." Take time in the day to be alone with Me. Give Me this pleasure, that I am in all you do. You administer to others and see Me in them and when those special moments come for us, you say, "Oh God, how good it is to be alone with Thee!"
I love you so much, I am a jealous lover, I wish your time spent alone with Me every day. In your bed at night, I wish your thoughts to be of Me. Your God wishes a special presence with you in your bed, in the 6:30 p.m. prayer services, before the tabernacle. Experience the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with you in these treasured moments. Be alone with Me.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
Messenger: A letter to Jesus
My Jesus, I truly love Thee with all my heart. My desire now is to be alone with Thee. My heart wants Your presence, especially after the reception of the Eucharist and before the tabernacle. I long to see the Host elevated. I long to worship and honor You and beg for grace. My heart skips a beat when I see the elevated Host, even when I ponder it in my mind. I am in great awe and have great joy at Mass when the Host is elevated. I wish to unite to it at every moment as Mass is celebrated around the world.
I see the glow around the Host as in this picture of the elevated Host.
It is far more beautiful than this picture, it is there and I see it.
Oh my God, I thank You for the gift of the Eucharist.
Oh my God, I thank You for Yourself.
March 22, 2000
Jesus speaks: I am the Bridegroom every bride desires.
I am your Spouse.
I am a Divine Lover.
You want one that can only give you what I can.
Every bride wants a spouse, for you were created for Me, your perfect Spouse, and you will only be satisfied by Me.
Your handmaids and servants are so happy because they live to be My spouse.
I am attentive, I am always there, I always love you, I give Myself in the Eucharist as no man could ever give himself.
Your spousal union with Me comes first.
I "fit the bill" for everything you crave in a spouse. I wait for you. I loved you to My death on the cross. I am your ardent Lover.
I am the gallant One.
I am Your Spouse, I give Myself completely to you. My Father loves you so He created you for Me.
The Holy Spirit can fill your heart with fire for this love union with God.
You are the spouse of the Lamb.
May 5, 2000
I longed for you, my Jesus, to receive you within My breast. I've longed to have you inside of Me.
Oh my Jesus, I want to be with You as You are in the exposed Eucharist, and it is my delight to just be with You, the Almighty God, truly present and sit with You and gaze upon Your splendor.
Oh, the excitement to know God is really there in the consecrated Host.
It is so wonderful to just be with Him in such deep union, and my heart is just so filled with love for God and all others.
The treasure is the Eucharist.
Oh God, my heart burns to receive you in the Mass and for You to be with me in my heart right now. To just be with Jesus, the Son of God.
I want to write about Jesus.
What would I do if I knew today was my last day on earth?
I would do exactly as I am doing, for I believe I am living according to His will.
I would do it with the greatest fervor, uniting as deeply as possible every moment to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for souls.
I would pray as fervently as I could for My family and the Shepherds of Christ family, the Church and God's family.
I would give my all as deeply as possible to the moment and surrender all else to Him.
I would go deep inside myself and try to unite as deeply as possible in my heart to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Every moment when lived fully united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass can help to release great grace for souls.
Oh God, I love You so much and I love souls.
I would tell everyone on the earth about Jesus in the Eucharist, and I wouldn't care what they thought of me because that is such a gift to tell them about.
I would spend time with Jesus in deep union at Mass and before the tabernacle and I would unite as deeply as possible with all others in my heart.
I would pray as Jesus has taught us in the Our Father and I would recall the Gospel of John, chapter 17, in my heart, praying and offering up my whole day that the world would be one.
I would ask God to send love to all that I have ever had a problem with and shower the earth with healing grace.
Now, my God, there is so much more to write, but I would wish that I could live that day as You will it, deeper than ever, uniting to the Mass and all others in holy prayer.
I wish that I could give you the greatest love and honor and adoration and I would pray more fervently than ever for our beloved priests and the most wonderful Church and the world, asking God to help me live the day according to God's will to the fullest.
I love to be with Jesus in the tabernacle. I want to have joy in every moment.
I love to pray the rosary and think of the mysteries of the rosary before Jesus and pray for my needs and the priests and the Church and the world, especially praying for my beloved family and friends.
Oh, Jesus, as I go to the rosary today in Florida, I pray for grace for the priests, the Church and the world.
I ask all to unite with me in praying every day as a body for our beloved priests, the Church and the world, as we are united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Let's feel this connection to one another every moment of the day, praying for grace to be released for souls, for the Church and the world.
I love you all so much. May God's blessings shower your lives as Jesus takes you ever deeper into His most precious Eucharistic Heart.
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