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.

April 12, 2002

April 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for April 13th is Joyful.

  

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.

  


  

Pray for a very, very, very important intention.

Pray for our Pope and cardinals and hierarchy of our Church,
pray for all priests. 

               


    

There will be the usual monthly
retreat in China, Indiana.

April 12th, 13th, and 14th

(Call Morrow 1-888-211-3041)

   

  

  

Come and pray from
noon on the 12th to noon on the 14th.

There's a very special rosary that will be
held at 12:00 on the 13th.

Many will be united praying
from about 12 to 5

   

(usually the church is full)

   


  

A few pictures from April 5, 2002
Clearwater, Florida

       

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April 12, 2002

Messenger:     I want peace and oneness in the world.

                        I cannot express my love for God deep
                            enough.

                        Words seem so futile.

                        My heart wants Him more and more,
                            I want to serve Him and love Him,
                            and help make reparation for all our
                            sins.
                        Oh God I offer my life today united
                            to the Mass as a sacrifice for
                            our priests, the Church and the world.
                        Oh God, I want peace in the world.
                        My heart cries out in the Mass
                            for this.
                        I want this time to beg for this
                            from my God.
                               I love you so much.

                        I remember the early days when Jesus revealed
                            Himself in the Blue Book Messages and He gave me
                            the Way of the Cross meditations. I remember Mary's
                            apparitions and how close I was to her.
                            Now my relationship is so much deeper
                            with the Father and Son and Holy Spirit.

                        I long to be with Him for all eternity, but
                            I want to be here to help save souls.
                        I want the souls to go to heaven.
                        I love God so much, I cannot speak.

  

     

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:       This is serious.
                        I speak as a messenger of God.
                        Oh please pray with me as They
                            have instructed.
                        We can pray and great grace can
                            be released on the world.
                          God is with us.

                        There is so much power given to our priests.
                        I just want to be united to my God in
                            the deepest love.
                        I love Him so much, all 3 Persons.
                        God is love.
                        The Mass for me is wonderful I am
                            overwhelmed with love for God.
                        I love Him so much.
                        I am so deeply united to God praying
                            for the priests, the Church and the world.
                        Love consumes my heart for
                            the priests, the Church, and the world.
                        God is so good to us.

  

   

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:       Oh Heart of Jesus filled with such love for
                            men, bathe me in your Blood, wash
                            me, clean me, lavishly pour the
                            ointment of your healing grace upon me, so
                            I can live this spousal union with You
                            more deeply.

                            Oh God I plead and beg for grace for this
                        world, for the world to be at peace, so that
                        Your Sacred Heart will Reign in all hearts
                        and all places.

                            Life is so short here. I can compare my
                        life to a grain of sand on the seashore and
                        eternity is ever greater than all the sand on
                        the seashores in this vast world.

      

     

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:          When I contemplate Your greatness, 

    

  

    

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:        Oh God, I wonder how one could write of
                        this, for there are not words to do this justice,
                        nor are there words to express the depth
                        of my love for Thee.

                            The screaming, the cheering of some for their
                        sports and there are not even muffled cries
                        that some give to the Divine God.

                            Oh Alleluia, sound the trumpet, it is
                        more than a symphony of the sweetest music,
                        the love God gives to us is immeasurable,
                        but I see His creation in the flower,

    

  

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     the green trees, 

     

    

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     the sun glistening on the water, 

     

     

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     I see my God and I think about
                        Him, I want to delve so deeply into the
                        hidden mystery, I want to know Him,
                        I want to love Him deeper, I want to see
                        with eyes unveiled and embrace His
                        glory.

                            I want Him and when I come to Him at
                        Mass, I am overwhelmed with love
                        for my God - Love consumes me and
                        I am filled with thanks and I petition Him
                        for my needs. I want mercy for the souls
                        and grace. I want deeper oneness with Him
                        and all in heaven and on earth.

  

   

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         I want to stand on the high mountain
                        and shout - Oh Our God is alive and He
                        loves us so much, I want to breathe
                        in the fresh air, smell the fragrance
                        of the flowers, look at the blue sky
                        and see the sun and feel its warmth.

                            God is with us. His splendor shines
                        from on high. His gift He gives is
                        Jesus in the Eucharist.

   

  

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:          My soul longs
                        to be there with Him, to love Him and
                        embrace Him and know Him more and
                        more.

                            I am not preaching, but telling you
                        of this great gift and begging God to grant
                        the grace for priests to see this great gift
                        given to us in the Eucharist, that they
                        turn to God for the solutions needed
                        today.
                            I remember the words of Jesus in the message
                        January 17, 1994. He wants the priests to come
                        to Him in adoration.                           
                            In the Blue Book messages He calls for
                        one hour a day. He says I give you 24
                        hours in the day, He wants us to spend
                        twenty minutes with Him after reception
                        of the Eucharist. It is then He lavishly
                        imparts knowledge of Himself to us
                        in those moments when we are so
                        intimately one with Him.
                            The power is in the Eucharist.

                        Our priests are so important to us.
                        Our Church is the Church I love.
                        Christ loves His Church so much.
                        The Church is the spouse of Christ.

                        It is in consecrating our lives more deeply
                            to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and
                            the Sacred Heart of Jesus that we will
                            be more deeply united to God.

                        Mary is our Mother.
                        The Incarnation goes on in us as we are
                            brought forth more and more in the
                            image of Jesus as the Holy Spirit
                            works to form us in that image in Mary's
                            Immaculate Heart, the Spiritual womb.

                        We are the sons and daughters of God.
                        He loves us so very much.
                            Mary is our Mother.

   

   

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:          God the Father is Our Father.

  

    

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     We are the children in the Father's
                                family.

                        From one of Fr. Carter's Newsletters he quotes
                            John Paul II, it is from Newsletter
                            Issue I, 1999

  


     

Excerpt from Newsletter Issue I - 1999

The Christian and the Social Order

    Pope John Paul II instructs us: "In order to overcome today's widespread individualistic mentality, what is required is a concrete commitment to solidarity and charity, beginning in the family with the mutual support of husband and wife and the care which the different generations give to one another. In this sense the family too can be called a community of work and solidarity. It can happen, however, that when a family does decide to live up fully to its vocation, it finds itself without the necessary support from the State and without sufficient resources. It is urgent therefore to promote not only family policies, but also those social policies which have the family as their principal object, policies which assist the family by providing adequate resources and efficient means of support, both for bringing up children and for looking after the elderly, so as to avoid distancing the latter from the family unit and in order to strengthen relations between generations.

    "Apart from the family, other intermediate communities exercise primary functions and give life to specific networks of solidarity. These develop as real communities of persons and strengthen the social fabric, preventing society from becoming an anonymous and impersonal mass, as unfortunately often happens today. It is in inter-relationships on many levels that a person lives, and that society becomes more 'personalized.' The individual today is often suffocated between two poles represented by the State and the marketplace. At times it seems as though he exists only as a producer and consumer of goods, or as an object of state administration. People lose sight of the fact that life in society has neither the market nor the State as its final purpose, since life itself has a unique value which the State and the market must serve. Man remains above all a being who seeks the truth and strives to live in that truth, deepening his understanding of it through a dialogue which involves past and future generations." 25 


NOTES:

25. Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, On the Hundreth Anniversary 
        of Rerum Novarum
. St. Paul Books and Media, No. 49

      


             

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:       The devil tries to attack the Church,
                            the priests and the family.
                        He attacks hard.
                        We need to be strong in our family life
                            but when some members won't unite as a family,
                            what do you do?
                        Mary said, "The family that prays together stays
                             together."

  

                        The marriage should begin with prayer and
                            prayer be a very important part of
                            the family life.

   

    

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     Today with so many diversions, the family
                            meal is almost a thing of the past
                            in many people's lives.

                        Many watch television while they eat and many
                            are not ever united at the table.

                        When 9-11-2001 occurred, I feel it helped
                            to make people see a little differently.

                        The attack now that is going on, on the
                            Church is real. There are issues that need to
                            be addressed, but the Church is so very
                            important to us. The Church is a gift
                            from God. The Church is the spouse
                            of Christ. We should love her.

                            The attack is on our priests. Our priests
                        are so important to us.

                            Here is what I got in 1996, it was published
                        in the meetings that occurred October 13, 1996, November 13, 1996
                        and December 13, 1996 before Mary visited.

   


   

Excerpt from the Apostle's Manual
(page 264-265)

   

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Contact Priest

    Do we want peace? Then we must do as Mary said at Fatima: we must consecrate our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    When the priest gives his heart to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, he becomes one in Their Hearts and he offers a most holy sacrifice. He becomes one in Their Hearts.

    When the people give their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, they become one in Their Hearts and they offer a most holy sacrifice.

    The priest and people are united in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, they become one with Christ in a very deep way and an immense amount of grace is poured out on the priest and people, the Church and the world.

    Do you want peace and unity in your parish? Do you want the most abundant grace to flow in the Mass? Then say this simple consecration before Mass with the people:

    Jesus and Mary, we love You. We give ourselves to You. We consecrate our hearts to Your Hearts. Dear Holy Spirit, enlighten and strengthen us. We give You ourselves.

Contact School

    Do you want peace in your school? The Blessed Mother said at Fatima that until a sufficient number of people give their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace!

    How do we give our hearts to Jesus and Mary? Before school each day, say the small prayer to the Holy Spirit, the small consecration prayers to Jesus and Mary, and the morning offering (all available from Shepherds of Christ at no cost). Each time the children enter a classroom, say the consecration and Holy Spirit prayers. This binds the children in one heart with Jesus and Mary and there is less disharmony.

Contact Family

    Do you want peace in your family? Then you should do as our heavenly Mother said at Fatima. Mary said until a sufficient number of people consecrate their hearts to Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace.

    If we consecrate our hearts to Jesus and Mary, we are in one heart and there is not discord. We must do what Mary says if we want peace.

    Family Consecration: We consecrate our family to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We give ourselves to Them. We love You, Jesus. We love you, Mary. We give our hearts to You. We pray our family is a family of love, modeled after the Holy Family.

     

October 21, 1996

Jesus speaks:  On the 13th of each month I will give special messages concerning the spread of the devotion to My Sacred Heart. I beg you to come if at all possible. The time is short and it is urgent that you comply with the requests of Our Lady at Fatima.

    The rosaries and consecrations must be taken to the school children. The apostles must go to the churches and try to establish prayer chapters in the churches with the Prayer Manual. You must publish the letter concerning the benefits of consecration in parishes and churches. You are focusing on the devil's distractions and missing My messages. You are to encourage the family to consecrate their hearts to My Heart and My Mother's heart.

    I am operating in the Shepherds Movement for the renewal of the Church and the world. I beg you to circulate the monthly tapes of the 13th and to encourage attendance on each 13th. Please, the time is urgent. All members of the Shepherds of Christ Associates must encourage the priests to study the newsletters. I am communicating to the priests and sisters and brothers in the newsletters.

    You will be one flock and their will be peace when you follow the requests of Our Lady at Fatima. She is the Queen of Peace. She is Mother of the Church. She is not honored and loved by many of her beloved priests sons. She is your Mother. Without properly recognizing her, the Church will not be as she should be. You must, My beloved apostles, spread the consecration to the following institutions: The schools, the Church, and the family.

    You are My shepherds. You are shepherds of Christ! You are carrying My messages into the world. Oh, how Satan will attempt to stop you. He has attempted to block the Fatima message.

    I beg you to come on all 13ths, if possible, and to listen daily to the live rosaries. A few moments each day will keep you focused on this mission. Please, the souls of many are dependent on your fervor and love.

    Come to Me and I will refresh you and I will give you rest. I am the Lord, your God. There will be one flock and one Shepherd. I am calling you to lead the stray ones home. It is in consecration that hearts will be holy hearts. Please, this is an urgent message. This is to you, My beloved shepherds.

    

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October 27, 1996

Jesus speaks: I am sending you, My apostles, to spread the consecration in the churches, the schools, and the family. Go to the churches and try to set up Shepherds of Christ Prayer chapters. Encourage as many as possible to join the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart. It is in fervent prayer that the Shepherds of Christ Movement will spread and many hearts will give themselves to Our Hearts.

    Dear apostles, you must reach the children in the schools with the rosary. Use the aves and give them the consecration cards and the letter that I will dictate to you.

    Please encourage members in the chapters to pray the prayers with their families, especially the Holy Spirit Prayer and the consecration prayers. These should be prayed aloud daily with the family, either before meals or with the family rosary. The family that prays these prayers will be united in a strong way and will withstand the attacks of the devil.

    The Church is the good grazing ground. This is My sign to you. I am Jesus. My sign is these revelations I am giving. From studying these revelations, you will know I am truly speaking here. I am directing you as My apostles, to help bring about the renewal of the Church and the world. When the stray sheep are lead back to the Church, they will be fed with My Body. They will feast on rich pastures. They will be fed with the Bread of Life.

    The prayer chapters that form in the church will influence the priest. They will fervently come to the tabernacle and pray for their parish. It is absolutely essential that the associates encourage the priest to read the priestly newsletter. When priests are living the consecration to Our Hearts the people will be richly fed by the Eucharist and will be receiving the great benefits given through the sacraments administered through the holy priests. You have not tapped into the fountain of grace that pours when a holy priest is administering the sacrament.

    My grace will pour copiously and they will feast on My life flowing through the sacraments.

Messenger:  Oh, fountain of life that flows upon the people. Give them the grace to consecrate their hearts to Thee. And there will be one flock and one Shepherd.

Jesus speaks: They will be one in Our Hearts and feasting on the Bread of Life with the greatest fervor and love.

Messenger:  Oh, Holy Mother, the Church, we long for the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. There will be holy, holy priests and His Heart will reign in all hearts of both priests and people and the world will know the fire of His love.

    It will spread like wild fire across the earth and souls will be filled with love and His life.

     


  
  

April 12, 2002 message continues

Messenger:          I love the rosary so very much, all
                        prayers are so much more powerful,
                        when a priest prays with us, when he unites
                        with us in holy prayers.
                            Priests should spend time praying
                        with the people.
                            Deeply praying, all the hearts united,
                        for peace in the world.
                            Deeply praying for our needs, against
                        the attacks of the devil.
                            Priests have a power lay people do
                        not have.
                            I pray for the peace of the world.
                            I pray that men will know the truth.

                        Dear Holy Spirit please outpour your
                            light so we will see as never before.
                        Dear Holy Spirit give us courage.
                        Dear Holy Spirit fill our hearts with love
                            on fire for God and on fire for each
                            other.

                           

      

 

     


            

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
www.sofc.org
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 Imprimaturóand 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.
  

MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD

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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