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 30, 1999

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.

Message from Mary

Mary speaks: What would please my Immaculate Heart is that at my site in Florida you pass out the Stations with the Imprimatur, the rosary program for schools, the Rosary Aves and prayer manuals. I wish these circulated extensively by all shepherds. Please have them copied and circulated. I wish the school rosary program brochure be made readily available as a PDF file and the Stations and Rosary Aves.



You will suffer as the world gets worse. I AM WARNING YOU. YOU SHOULD HAVE your children pray the rosary.

I further wish the First Saturday sheet and promises of my rosary always circulated with the rosary program brochure.

I wish this done absolutely IMMEDIATELY at the Florida site for Holy Week.

All who have these master copies of such materials can duplicate them and circulate them to schools. I will bless you and your family for helping me reach my children.

Become a school rosary program coordinator. Help distribute this material with the consecration cards to schools.

Help me, Help me, Help me reach my children.

I wish that immediately many, many copies be published of the Parents and Children's Rosary Book and distributed.

I wish the little people's rosary book published. In the mean time, circulate little people rosary sheets, always include the address and fax number of Shepherds of Christ so that people can obtain more copies.

I wish the rosary prayed. I wish Junior Shepherds of Christ meetings started. Your children will be protected if they pray as I have indicated.

March 30, 1999 - Second Message

Messenger: I pray for every priest in the whole world that is celebrating the Mass right now.

I pray for the members of the Body of Christ to unite in their hearts with these Masses.

I pray for grace to be outpoured on the earth.

Sin entered the world, there have been years of sin. Christ comes and offers the first Eucharist -- can you imagine the grace?

Mary continued to unite in the Masses being offered while she was on earth. She prayed the whole time for the Apostles and her Church. She is the Mother of the Apostles.

Do you know what it is like to have a child deliberately disobey you? You are the parent and willfully a child disobeys you. You feel offended because the child has, in a sense, taken authority away from you in the disobedience.

All authority comes from God. Do you know the suffering Jesus went through in the garden? He suffered for the ones that said, "I am in charge over God." He suffered for the ones that said, "I will do what I want." Eve did what she wanted, she said "yes" to the devil.

I pray for all these priests all over the world that they will be so one in their hearts with Christ in celebrating the Mass.

I pray for the priests celebrating Mass that they will be so one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary so that they offer a most pure and holy sacrifice.

In Holy Week we pray that the world will be holy. I pray the Holy Spirit comes down in a special way to the people of the earth.

Every person has a part to play in God's plan. Our goal is to reach everyone, to love everyone, to help everyone. If they disobey, we pray for them. We should experience that unity with the Father's family and see the special role of our priests to offer a holy Sacrifice so intimately united in their hearts to Christ. We should see them as ministers of the Sacraments. Grace flows through the Sacraments.

We must see Mary's role in helping us to offer a more pure sacrifice to the Father.

The situation is serious. Please join with us now in praying for our priests, Church and world.

Jesus gave us these prayers because we need to pray (Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual).

Jesus speaks: My message to you is this: I wish the content of the following excerpts from Father Edward Carter's book to appear on the Internet this day with the writing.

Messenger: A special rosary was given this day with an explanation of this rosary. This was March 30, 1995.

First we pray to all Three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We ask that we may grow in the life of sanctifying grace, which is a sharing in God's life.

Messenger: This is taken from the book Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter S.J.
All the following is taken from this book. (p. 83)

"Our first duty is to surrender ourselves to God out of love, this fact flows from the truth that God is the Creator and we are His creatures. If we are ideally to fulfill our creaturehood, we must respond as perfectly as possible to the loving demands of our Creator.

"Our gift of self to God is, in turn, centered in loving conformity to the divine will.

"There is the interior offering: Christ as Priest offers Himself to the Father in love for the purpose of adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and satisfaction for sin."

Father Carter states that "the theology of sacrifice can be summarized according to five elements:

  1. the interior offering
  2. the exterior, ritual offering centered around a victim
  3. the immolation of the victim
  4. the acceptance of the sacrifice by God
  5. the sacrificial meal

"In Jesus' sacrifice, the same five elements occur although not exactly in the same order.

"There is the interior offering; Christ as Priest offers Himself to the Father in love for the purpose of adoration, thanksgiving, petition and satisfaction for sin. This interior offering is then externalized at the ritual of the Last Supper. The Victim, Jesus Himself, is immolated upon Calvary. The Father gives a miraculous sign that He accepts Jesus' sacrifice through the resurrection. Finally, there is the sacrificial meal at the Last Supper.

"The first element of Jesus' sacrifice is the most important -- the interior disposition of his human will."

Messenger: Jesus' offering of Himself was a total offering.

Father Carter continues:

"It was an offering that contained the entire life of Jesus. Although Jesus' sacrifice became formalized only at the Last Supper and upon Calvary, it nevertheless embraced His entire life.

"Unlike Christ's earthly sacrifice, which He and He alone offered to the Father, the Eucharist, by God's gracious design, is also the Church's sacrifice. It is Christ's sacrifice, but it is also ours, for we are priests and victims along with Jesus, the Chief Priest and Chief Victim. As Christ's offering of Himself is sacramentally made present in the Mass, our offering of ourselves is also included. Furthermore, just as Christ's earthly offering included everything in His life, so also the offering that we make of ourselves at the Eucharist is meant to touch all the authentic experiences of our Christian lives. Our friendships, our love for one another, our service to mankind..."

Messenger: We celebrate birthday's, etc. The Mass is a celebration of the Christian community, all centered in the celebration of Jesus' death-resurrection. We celebrate Christmas, Easter and the other Feasts of the Church year. We join as a body and celebrate. The Church is united in this celebration around the world. Father Carter says that "the deeper the participants' faith is, the more meaningful is the liturgy of sign, to the participants.

"The third element of sacrifice, immolation, involves Christ and us because we particpate in the victimhood of Jesus in the Eucharistic offering. The immolation of both Jesus and us is, obviously, an unbloody one. Traditionally, the immolation of Jesus has been seen in the separate consecration of the bread and wine. Moreover, the very words of consecration manifest Christ as being in the state of victimhood.

"Our immolation in the Eucharist is a mystical one. Summarily, we become victims with Christ by conforming our wills in love to the Father's will. Conformity was the essence of Christ's sacrifice, of his victimhood, of his immolation. A similar conformity must therefore be found in the victimhood and immolation of Christ's members. This mystical immolation is a lifelong process. Each Eucharist that we participate in should mark a growth in our victimhood. As true Christians, we should desire to die more and more to all that is not according to God's will so that we might rise to greater life with Christ -- both here upon earth and in eternity.

"We have said that the fourth element of sacrifice refers to God's acceptance. If sacrifice is to have its desired effect, it must be pleasing to God. That the Father always accepts the Eucharistic offering is certain, for the principal Priest and Victim is Jesus Himself Who is always supremely acceptable to the Father. What is more, the Father always accepts the subordinate priestly act and victimhood of the people of God, for even though the Eucharist may be offered through the sacrilegious hands of an unworthy priest, there is always a basic holiness in the Church that is pleasing to God. Because of this holiness, the Father always accepts the Church's sacrificial offering, for each Mass is the sacrifice of the whole Church and cannot be fundamentally vitiated by the basic unworthiness of any particular member or members -- even if that member is the officiating priest.

"What do we say concerning the Father's acceptance of the sacrificial offering of the individual Christian? Such an offering will be acceptable in proportion to the Christian's conformity in love to the Father's will.

"The last element of the Eucharistic sacrifice, the meal, is obviously, a very important part. The Eucharist as meal is a rich reality. It is the sign of Jesus' complete self-giving and consequently, a sign of Jesus' fathomless love for us. This sign actually contains what it signifies. In the Eucharist, Jesus comes to us in His entirety. There is no holding back on His part. His boundless love for us results in boundless giving.

"If the Eucharistic meal is a sign of Jesus' self-giving, it is also a sign of our self-giving. In receiving divine food, we pledge ourselves to a deeper God-like existence. We pledge that in love, we will strive for a more radical giving of ourselves to both God and others. Each Eucharistic meal that we participate in is a new opportunity for a more perfect assimilation to Christ and His mysteries, especially the mysteries of death and resurrection."

Messenger: We are one in this Eucharistic meal in Him. With everyone joined together we receive the same Christ.

Father Carter states: "In receiving the One and same Christ we are actually pledging ourselves to unity BOTH among ourselves and with all mankind."

Father states that the Eucharist is a covenant act. Covenant is an agreement, a bond, a union, "a life relationship both between God and His people and among the people themselves."

Matthew 26:26-28
The institution of the Eucharist

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. 'Take it and eat,' he said, 'this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them saying, 'Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Messenger: Father says, "When Jesus speaks of His Blood as 'the blood of the covenant,' we are reminded that blood sealed or ratified the Mosaic Covenant at Mt. Sinai. Moses sprinkled blood upon the altar which represented God and upon the Jewish people...

"The Blood of Jesus has also formed a covenant -- the new covenant. In the shedding of His Blood, Jesus has established a new life relationship between his Father and mankind. Forming a core focal point of redeemed mankind are the people of the new covenant, namely, the members of the Christian community, the Church. The Eucharist, in recalling and sacramentally making present the shedding of Jesus' covenant Blood, is the Church's great covenant act. The Eucharist sustains the life of the covenant, nourishes it, causes it to grow to greater maturity. Through participation in the Eucharistic liturgy we should be growing in covenant attitudes -- in a sense of community, in a deep love of the Church, in a desire to contribute our share to the building up of the body of Christ, in a deep love for Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How has consecration helped us in our relationship or how do you think it will help us?

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