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, 2006

April 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 13th are Joyful.

  

 

   

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Blue Book 6.  

     

  

Messenger: Before the 17th meeting in January of 1995, I had received the following vision when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. It was either late December, 1994 or early January, 1995. I drew the picture in the notebook.

    It looks as follows:

vision
when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains

    The face was a flesh colored, but I could not see the features. The gown was white with a square neck.

    The next day Jesus told me it was Father Carter. This vision along with another vision I had received about the same time appeared on the 17th book in January 1995.

    The other vision was a church that looked similar to our church in China, Indiana, and in the front of the church was a gigantic Host with tremendous light coming forth from it.

    On the cover was a Shepherd and the world.

    The vision of the church looked like this:

vision

    There was a message at this meeting. The message said that THE POWER is in the Eucharist.

 

 

 

God's Blue Book 6

     

    

This explanation of Blue Book 6 came out of the March 17th, 1995 Blue Book Meeting.

 

The Sixth Book

He Calls Us to Action

Messenger:  This book is a call to action. He gives us His love and He sends us into the world to spread this love to others. We cannot hold back. We need to pray to the Holy Spirit to enlighten us and to give us His courage to carry out the plan of the Father. Holy Spirit transform us from fear to fearlessness. He is one in us. Minute-by-minute, second-by-second, He provides for our needs. Hear His soft voice all through the day say, I love you, I love you, I love you.

    He is the bridegroom of our soul. Enter into such union with Him through His pierced side and dwell deeply in His Most Sacred Heart. As St. Paul said (Gal. 2: 20): "yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me."

    We are one body in Christ. How can I be one in Him and not love you when you are one with Him?

    He talks about the Church, the Priests, and how we are His apostles to spread His love into this world - how we must pray for our priests and one another, pray for the souls in purgatory, pray for the whole Church in union with the Masses being offered throughout the world.

  

Song:  I Love You Jesus

             

        Age of the Two Hearts

Jesus speaks:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

From Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter

 

January 1, 1995

Messenger:  Such intense longing and yearning for God my heart hurt. I see my heart going in Jesus' Heart and my heart must be put in the endless abyss of His love, then my ache is quieted.

    Such intense anguish, put my heart in Jesus' Heart and the pain abates.

Jesus' Sacred Heart is open, open so big, this is what He wanted all along for me to put my heart in His.

    This is the only relief

    Go rest in His Heart

Jesus:  My Heart is open and on fire just for you! Come rest in My Heart, I LOVE YOU!

Messenger:  Ache abates when I go in His Heart.

Messenger:  His Heart is available, I can be one in His Heart.

    Especially around the Eucharist, my heart felt as if it would break.

    To let go to Him -- to pray for the grace to unite to His Sacred Heart -- I want to dwell in Jesus' Heart, to unite in our hearts, to be dropped into the abyss of this great open Heart on fire and ablaze for love of me.

     For relief I felt comforted in putting my heart in His.

    Now I rest in your heart, oh my beloved, the uniting of the two Hearts --

    Mary and His Heart are so closely united.

    Maybe the next step is Mary placing me so deeply, so deeply into Jesus' loving Heart.

Song:  Your Presence Pervades My Soul

 

    

January 1, 1995
Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Our Lady of China
  

Glorious Mysteries

Sing:  Oh Holy Mary

The Resurrection

1.  R. Jesus' lifeless body was locked in the tomb and on the third day He arose as He foretold. 

2.  R. Jesus loved us so much. He died for us. He rose to give us new life.

3.  R. Some women came to the tomb, among them Mary Magdalene, and when they got to the tomb the stone was rolled back.

4.  R. Mary Magdalene was weeping and Jesus appeared to her.

5.  R. Jesus told her to go and tell the others.

6.  R. This is the same Jesus who died on the cross. His body is now glorified. His wounds were glorified wounds, His hands, His feet, His side. He appears in His brightest white. He is triumphant. Death has no power over Him. He is triumphant! He has risen from the dead.

7.  1 Corinthians 15: 54-55

And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? 

8.  R. Death has no power over Jesus.

9.  Sing: A Song From Jesus

10.  Jesus said:

        I am the resurrection. 
            Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live,
            and whoever lives and believes in me 
            will never die. 
            Do you believe this?
    John 11: 25-26

  Song:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Ascension

1.  Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  Matthew 28: 19

Luke 24: 45-47

He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

2.  You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life.  Romans 6: 3-4

3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.  Luke 24: 50-51

4.  R. And Jesus raised His arms and He ascended into heaven.

5.  R. This is the glory of this mystery: that Jesus Christ truly ascended into heaven. The Apostles were in such utter amazement as they watched Jesus and a cloud took Him out of sight.

6.  They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.  Luke 24: 52-53

7.  but when the completion of the time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to redeem the subjects of the Law, so that we could receive adoption as sons. As you are sons, God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of his Son crying, ‘Abba, Father’; and so you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir, by God’s own act.  Galatians 4: 4-7

8.  R. Jesus calls us brothers. He took the nature of a man and now, God, ascended into Heaven.

9.  R. Think of the fear in the Apostles' hearts and think of their hearts to see their Beloved Jesus go. He whom they loved so dearly. He whom they were so close to. He taught them; He was with them. He who was God and now He ascended into Heaven.

10.  R. With greatest love for each one of us, Jesus remains with us this day in the Eucharist. He gives Himself to us in His Divinity and humanity; no less present than the day He ascended into Heaven; the day He was carried in Mary's womb; and the day that He hung on the cross to His very death.

Song:  A Song From Jesus

 

Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

2.  R. Filled with such fear after Jesus ascended into Heaven, the Apostles locked themselves in the upper room.

3.  When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. Acts 2: 1-3

4.  R. The Holy Spirit transforms us more and more into the image and likeness of God. The Holy Spirit transformed he these Apostles who were full of fear to fearlessness to go out to preach the gospel. And they were not afraid; they were fearless.

5.  R. Dear Holy Spirit please we beg you to fill us with the fire of God's love. Move inside of us, to lead us ever closer more and more to the image and likeness of Jesus. We want to be close to the Father. Through baptism we are given a special sharing in God's life.

6.  Sing:  Come Holy Spirit

7.  R. Mary, our beloved Mother, lead us ever closer and closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Dear Holy Spirit transform us more and more into the image of Jesus.

8.  R. Holy Spirit pour out to us Your gifts so that we may more and more have wisdom and knowledge and understanding. Help us grow closer to Jesus, our Beloved Savior, to the Father, and to You, our Beloved Holy Spirit.

9.  R. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit dwell within each one of us in a special way when we are baptized and in the state of grace. Please take the blinders off of our eyes, Dear Holy Spirit, so that we may see with more vision, clearer, the vision of God. Please work inside of us and help us to know the fire of God's love, this burning love of God inside of our hearts so that we may further join in deeper union with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and to be ever closer to Mary our Mother.

10.  They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.  Acts 2: 4

Song: Come Holy Spirit

  

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

1.  R. Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven.

2.  R. On this special feast day of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, we thank you, our Beloved Mother, for being here with us always by our side, for mothering us as you mothered Jesus, and we ask you through Your Immaculate Heart to draw us ever closer to the Most Sacred Heart of your Precious son, Jesus.

3.  R. Mary is sinless and all pure — her heart is pure — and it is more in modeling ourselves likened to Mary that we will become closer and closer to be like Jesus.

4.  R. Mary remained on the earth many years after Jesus' death.

5.  R. Imagine her joy to go up to heaven, to be with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit in heaven. The Father is her Father, the Son is her Beloved Son, and the Spirit is her Beloved Spouse.

6.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

7.  R. Hail Mary, full of grace! Thank you O Mary you are Jesus' Mother, we love you.

8.  R. Mary, how your heart knew the Heart of Jesus. How you, through your whole life pondered and studied His ways. Lead us through your most tender and Immaculate Heart to the Heart of your Beloved Son. Place us ever so gently in His Heart so that we can be joined in such tender intimacy with Him.

9.      The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.   Excerpt from Tell My People

10.  Song:  Eye Has Not Seen

Song:  Come Holy Ghost

  

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Revelation 12: 1-2

2.  R. This truly is the Mother of God, the Mother-Mary. Mary was Mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born a little baby in the town of Bethlehem. Jesus is the Savior of the world who came to save us from our sins. Mary always complied to the will of the Father to show us how to live, to show us how to love. In this rosary  teach us how to meditate on the love of Mary and Jesus, to meditate on Their lives. To meditate on the love that They have in Their Hearts. Both of Their Hearts were pierced. Mary's heart was pierced with an invisible sword. Jesus' Heart was pierced with a lance. Jesus loved us so much. Jesus died for us. Jesus rose to give us new life. Jesus ascended into heaven. Mary was taken up into heaven. Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Jesus is the King of Heaven and Earth.

3.  Song:  See the Eyes That Look at Mary

4.  R. We are here to know, love and serve God.

What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him 1 Corinthians 2: 9

5.  R. And Jesus watches us, every second He watches us. And Mary forever walks by our side to guide us to our home, which truly is our home in heaven.

6.  Song at funeral:  May the Angels

7.  Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.’ John 18: 36

Listen, my dear brothers: it was those who were poor according to the world that God chose, to be rich in faith and to be the heirs to the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.  James 2: 5

8.  R. Jesus wants to be so close to us here in our lives. He wants to lead us ever and ever into His Most Sacred Heart. It is through Mary's Most Immaculate Heart that we are placed in the tender Heart of her beloved Son.

9.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

10.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

Song:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Seven Sorrows In Honor of Our Blessed Lady

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   As the child’s father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed— and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’  Luke 2: 33-35

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   After they had left, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.’ So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt. Herod was furious on realising that he had been fooled by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or less, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men. Then were fulfilled the words spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted because they are no more.
  Matthew 2: 13-18

3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus.   R. Joseph and Mary had lost Jesus in the temple and Their Hearts were in such great sorrowing.

4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   R. See Mary and Jesus as Their eyes meet on the way to Calvary. Such intimacy between the two Hearts; the love, the knowing, the oneness between these two Hearts. It is through these two Hearts that we will gain closer union with God. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   R. Jesus shed His Most Precious Blood on the Cross. Jesus is truly the Savior of the world. Mary, in great love, lived with Jesus. Mary was taken up to heaven, but she remains forever by our side. Jesus died for our sins. He rose to give us new life. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

6.  Mary receives Jesus' lifeless Body under the Cross.   R. Into her most loving arms is placed the lifeless body of her Son Jesus. His battered, bruised and bloodied body without a breath in His body, is placed in the arms of His Beloved Mother. She held Him at His birth. She held Him under the cross.

7.  Jesus is Placed in the Tomb.   After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus—though a secret one because he was afraid of the Jews—asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission, so they came and took it away. Nicodemus came as well—the same one who had first come to Jesus at night–time—and he brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, following the Jewish burial custom. At the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in this garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been buried. Since it was the Jewish Day of Preparation and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.  John 19: 38-42

 

Rita stated that at the beginning of the rosary Mary was appearing so close to us. Mary was extremely illuminated especially at the beginning of the rosary and at the end. Marty also saw Mary appear.

Rita and her two children and Marty were present.

 

 

January 3, 1995 - Short Rosary

6:15 Rosary prior to Shepherds of Christ Meeting 

  

Mary appeared during this whole rosary
at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

A Rosary from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary 

Rita and Marty both saw Mary appear in great light during this rosary. This rosary was prayed just prior to the beginning of the Shepherds of Christ Meeting. No songs were sung between the decades because of time constraints. Marty led the rosary. Many people were present ... those who would be attending the meeting.
   

Sorrowful Mysteries

 

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Jesus' greatest agonies were the agonies to His Most Precious Heart.

2.  R.  Jesus loves each soul so much. He saw before Him all the souls that would reject Him and treat Him so coldly all through their lives.

3.  R.  Jesus saw all the souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation.

4.  R.  Jesus saw all the sins of all men for all time.

5.  R.  Jesus' agony was so great that He sweat blood.

6.  Hail Mary

7.  Hail Mary

8.  Hail Mary

9.  Hail Mary

10.  Hail Mary

  

 

The Scourging at the Pillar

1.  R. Be there at the pillar and listen and hear the blows that they give to Jesus. Hear them with your ears. They beat Jesus unmercifully to their own exhaustion.

2.  R. The room was darkened and men, several taking turns, beat Jesus with such violence and such anger.

3.  R. Jesus withstood all of this anger and mistreatment and loved those who beat Him.

4.  R. This is reality: that the Son of God was made man, was born of Mary, and that He suffered this for great love of us.

5.  R. Jesus' once unblemished back was an open wound.

6.  R. But Jesus' greatest agonies were the agonies that He suffered to His Most Sacred Heart because He loves us so much.

7.  R. Jesus stood in a puddle of His own blood. And as they led Him away, the earth was marked with His bloody footprints.

8.  Hail Mary

9.  Hail Mary

10.  Hail Mary

    

The Crowning of Thorns

1.  R. They pounded the piercing thorns into Jesus' Most Precious Head.

2.  R. The blood ran down the side of Jesus' face and into His hair.

3.  R. Think of how it is when you cut your finger. How you look at that cut and nurse that cut. But see Jesus being badly beaten; being scourged at the pillar; and now pounded with a heavy crown of thorns on His head.

4.  R. They clothed Jesus with a dirty purple robe and gave Him a scepter to hold. Then they hit Him and mocked Him and they spit on Him.

5.  R. Jesus was made man. He showed us the way. He loved those who persecuted Him. His Heart hurt so for what they did to Him. He loves all men. His Heart ached so bitterly; ached during this Passion so much for all the men who would not even think about Him. For those people who would receive Him in the Eucharist and be so busy without a thought for Jesus. And Jesus gave His life, gave His all. Jesus truly, the Son of God, was made man and came to this earth that we might have life. Jesus cries out to us this day to please come and to be with Him. Jesus wants us to realize that He is truly present in the Eucharist. That He is there, no less present than the day that He was scourged, than the day that they crowned Him with thorns. Jesus is here this day in the tabernacle in the consecrated host in His Divinity and humanity. Jesus is with us now. He is so close. Mary appears before me here. Mary says she is with us and she loves each one of us so much. She calls us to this love of her Son. She comes to tell us how He loves each one of us and bids us to listen.

6.  Hail Mary

7.  Hail Mary

8.  Hail Mary

9.  Hail Mary

10.  Hail Mary

    

 

The Carrying of the Cross

1.  R. They heaped on Jesus' back a heavy cross laden with the sins of the world; so heavy that Jesus collapsed under this cross. Jesus did not give the cross up. With all His struggles, Jesus carried the cross as His beloved Mother watched. She watched her beloved Son, helplessly; Mary, standing by, unable to raise a hand. Mary's heart torn in her chest to watch her child carry this cross. The blood was all over His body; His arms that held this cross. Think of His arms holding the cross, the wounds to His arms holding this heavy cross. And she calls out to us this day to listen; to be the soldiers that He is asking us to be; to spread His love to this world.

2.  Hail Mary

3.  Hail Mary

4.  Hail Mary

5.  R. Carry your crosses that Jesus gives to you. Carry them and know that Jesus forever is with you; that Mary forever walks by your side in all the sufferings and all the trials that you have; that Mary never leaves you for one minute, as she never left Jesus. Mary walked with Him on Calvary. Mary was forever there. And what seems like a Calvary for us, Mary is there with us, our most loving Mother. Mary mothers us as she mothered Jesus.

6.  Hail Mary

7.  Hail Mary

8.  Hail Mary

9.  Sing:  Lord, let me Walk

10.  Hail Mary

    

 

The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

1.  R. As Mary held His precious hands and feet as a child, she now watches as they pound Jesus' hands and feet so angrily into the cross.

Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

2.  R. Stand with Mary under the cross. The day is darkened by the clouds; and hear the wind as it blows. And Jesus, so close to death. Jesus last thoughts were of us to give to us His Most Beloved Mother.

3.  R. Think of Jesus as He breathes next to His last breath. At any moment, He could have stopped this. But with greatest love for us, He continued until His very death. He gave His all; all of His blood; all of His flesh. Jesus suffered this torture because He loves each one of us so much; and He asks so little. Jesus asks us to love God and to love one another. Jesus asks us to give our lives for our brothers. To give our prayer every day for the sake of the souls that are living, and the sake of the souls that are dead. To realize that they are our brothers. As Jesus stood by and suffered such torture and was scourged for our brothers, as He hung on the cross for our brothers; He asks us to be kind and loving to these, our brothers. We are one in the body of Christ, in the Church. We are brothers, and God is Our Father. Jesus came to show us the way; that we are brothers, that we are God's children. Jesus gave His life that we may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus is our Savior.

4.  Song:  A Song From Jesus

5.  Hail Mary

6.  Hail Mary

7.  Hail Mary

8.  Hail Mary

9.  Hail Mary

10.  Hail Mary

 

  

January 3, 1995

Shepherds of Christ Meeting

  

Mary appeared during this whole rosary
at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

A Rosary from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary 

Rita and Marty both stated that Mary appeared during the entire rosary and especially during the Sorrows and Litanies. She was so very illuminated, a lady of light. The rosary was prayed as part of the Shepherds of Christ meeting at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. It was the usual Tuesday night Shepherds of Christ prayer meeting. Mary had appeared as usual at 6:30. This was the second rosary this day and Mary appeared all through the rosary as the Shepherds of Christ members were gathered. Rita and Marty were there, Marty led the rosary. Rita's children were there and the whole core chapter.

  

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R. Mary held the lifeless body of her Son in her arms. She wept bitterly outside of His tomb. He was locked in the tomb for three days and on the third day He rose as He foretold to bring us new life.

2.  R. Think of the glorified body of Christ. Think of Him clothed in white and sitting in the chair by the Sorrowful Mother statue. Think of Jesus who died and now is risen and appeared in His glorified body. Death has no power over Him.

3.  R. Mary Magdalene and some of the others went to the tomb; and the stone had been rolled back.

4.  Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father." John 20: 17

5.  "And it happened that as they were talking together and discussing it, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side;  Luke 24: 15

Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself."  Luke 24: 27

6.  Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.   Luke 24: 30

7.   And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight.  Luke 24: 31

8.  R.  Jesus gives us the Bread of Life this day. He is present in His Divinity and  humanity in the Eucharist, no less present than the day Mary carried Him in her womb and He died on the cross. He is the Bread of Life.

9.  Sing song:  I am the Bread of Life

10.

John 6: 53-58

Jesus replied to them:

In all truth I tell you,
if you do not eat
   the flesh of the Son of man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh
   and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise that person up
   on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh
   and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in that person.
As the living Father sent me
and I draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me
   will also draw life from me.
This is the bread
   which has come down from heaven;
it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread
   will live for ever.

 

     

The Ascension

1.  R. Think of the windows in this chapel. There are 15 mysteries of the rosary; there are 5 Sorrowful Mysteries and the Death of Christ is right next to the mystery which is the Resurrection. These are the glorious mysteries, each of these mysteries that we meditate on. Jesus rose from the dead; death has no power over Jesus. As you meditate on these mysteries think of the glory of each mystery; that Jesus ascended into Heaven; that the Holy Spirit comes upon the Apostles and transforms them from fear to fearlessness; that Mary is taken up into heaven, body and soul and that she is crowned Queen of Heaven. These are truly the glorious mysteries; think of them as we meditate on each one of these rosary beads.

2.  R. Jesus gave to the Apostles the power to baptize. We receive a special sharing in His life in Baptism. And He gave to the Apostles the power to forgive sins; how awesome it is that priests can forgive our sins.

3.  R. Jesus was born a man. He died and rose and we can share in His life, in a special way through baptism. We are human. It is through Baptism that we become partakers in His Divine Life.

4.  R. Jesus took them out near the town of Bethany and gave them His final blessing.

5.  R. And Jesus raised His arms and ascended into Heaven.

6.  R. Stand with those below who watch in utter amazement as Jesus ascends upward and a cloud takes Him out of sight.

7.  R. Think of their hearts and how they felt to have their Beloved Jesus leave; especially think of how Mary felt in her Heart.

8.  R. Mary saw her Son ascend to the Father; Mary remained on this earth a while longer.

9.  R. The Apostles were filled with fear and they locked themselves in a room.

10.  R. But Jesus has not left. He loves us so much that He did not want to go. Jesus remains with us in His Divinity and humanity this very day in the Eucharist. Jesus remains with us and gives us Himself in the Eucharist. He longs for our love and He loves us so much.

  

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  "John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit."  Acts 1: 5

2.  When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. Acts 2: 1-3

3.  R. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and transformed from fear to fearlessness.

4.  R. And they went out to preach and everyone understood.

5.  R. It is the Holy Spirit that transforms us more and more into the image and likeness of Jesus. And it is through this transformation that we become more like Jesus.

6.  R. To know Jesus is to become closer to God the Father.

7.  R. Dear Holy Spirit, please come ever more to us and transform our hearts more and more into the image of Jesus.

8.  R. Holy Spirit fill our hearts with the fire of Your love so that we may know Your Divine Love more and make our hearts strong with Your love.

9.  R. Spirit outpour upon us your Divine Love. Give us, Oh Spirit, your gifts, your graces and deeper union with God.

10.  Sing:  Come Holy Ghost

  

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

1.  R. Mary is taken up into Heaven body and soul.

2.  R. Think of her joy.

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4.  R. Heaven is our true home.

5.  R. Mary has not left; she is with us this day. She walks by our side. She says that she is always with us. She never leaves us. She mothers us as she mothered Jesus.

6. R. Mary wants us to realize she is with us at every moment and her Son is with us.

7. R. If we have been baptized and are in the state of grace, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us in such a special way.

8.  Sing Song: See the Eyes that Look at Mary

9.  Sing Song: Little Baby Hands and Feet

10. Sing Song: Immaculate Mary

  

Mary is Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth." Revelation 12: 1-2

2.  R. Mary, our Beloved Mother, now reigns in the courts of Heaven with her Beloved Son.

3.  Sing:  Hail Holy Queen

4.  Sing:  On this Day

5.  "What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him;" 1 Corinthians 2:9

6.  R. If we knew just a little bit of Jesus' immense love for us, we would never fear. And what reward there is for those who love and serve the Lord. We should spend our whole life in being ever closer to God. The deeper our union here on earth, the deeper our union in Heaven will be with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

7.  R. Jesus longs to be so close to us; so closely united. Mary is forever with us. They are here with us as we pray the rosary. They are so close and they want you to know how close they really are. But Jesus is truly present here with us in the Eucharist, He is the same Jesus who rose from the dead; the same Jesus who ascended into Heaven. Mary was there all through Jesus' life. The same Mary who stood under the cross is by your side and they are with us as we pray this rosary.

8.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

9.  R. It is through these two Hearts, through the love that Mary has and the love that Jesus has for each one of us that we will grow closer and closer in our union with the Father and the Holy Spirit. It is these two Hearts that are so full of love for us, that were pierced. Mary's heart was invisibly pierced with a sword; Jesus' Heart was pierced with a lance. In love there is always suffering. These two Hearts love us so much; and Mary wants us to know that she loves us so much and she is with us here and with us this very day. Mary is here with us now and she wants us to draw our hearts ever closer to the Heart of her Beloved Son, for He waits and longs, and loves us so very much.

10.   Song:  Hail Holy Queen

 

Seven Sorrows of Mary

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   R. From the time that Mary was told that Jesus and she would suffer, every time she beheld the child, she knew of the suffering to come. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

Mary has promised very special graces to those who do this on a daily basis. Included in the promises of Our Lady for those who practice this devotion is her pledge to give special assistance at the hour of death, including the sight of her face.  From the Prayer Manual

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   After they had left, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.’ So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt. Herod was furious on realising that he had been fooled by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or less, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men. Then were fulfilled the words spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted because they are no more.
  Matthew 2: 13-18

3.  The Finding of Jesus in the Temple.   R. Joseph's and Mary's hearts were in such sorrow to lose the child Jesus in the Temple. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   R. See Mary and Jesus as They peer into each other's eyes on the way to Calvary. This is the intimacy between these two Hearts. This is Mary seeing her Beloved Son as He suffered; and Jesus seeing His Beloved Mother with such suffering. The love that these two Hearts have for us is in that peering look. Mary calls to us this day to know that these two Hearts love us so dearly and call us ever closer to Them. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross

6.  Mary held His Lifeless Body under the Cross.   R. The same person, the same baby that she once held in her arms; she now holds the lifeless body of her Son. Without a breath in His body, Jesus gave His all for love of us. And Mary calls out to us today to come to the love of her Son. To be His light that shines in the darkness; to witness to this world which is in so much need of His love; to be His light in this world; to be His love that radiates to this world; to touch those hearts that are so hardened with hatred and anger; and to spread the love of Jesus flowing through us to the beloved souls that are in so much suffering.

7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   R. And Mary weeps bitterly outside. Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes as a baby; and now He was wrapped and laid in the tomb. He was totally lifeless. Jesus rose on the third day to give us a sharing in His life. He gives us His love.

 

 

January 4, 1995

Let the Spirit Move in You

    The Church is the Body of Christ. One of the truths that is emphasized by this concept is the idea of community. The communion that binds the members of the Church together is, in turn, connected with that wider idea of community that embraces the whole of mankind....

    The Christian community is a terrestrial reflection of the ultimate and absolute community—namely, the Trinity. In a special way, we are privileged to give witness to Trinitarian life, a life of divine intimacy and loving. From all eternity, the persons of the Trinity are united in the most intimate bonds of knowledge and love; these have also brought about creation and redemption.

     Grace, or the Christ-life, is a created participation in Trinitarian life. This Christ-life, consequently, calls us to a special existence of knowing and loving. Christian faith and love, which are created participations in the Trinity's knowing and loving, allow us to know and love God in a special manner. Faith and love also give us a new capacity to relate to both our fellow Christians and to all others as well.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter

R. We are brothers, if one member suffers the whole body suffers.

Jesus:  Open yourselves up and see the big picture. You have such limited vision. See through the eyes of God. You do not see your brother starving to death, you do not see your brother suffering, see with the eyes of God. Pray for vision. Make your life a constant prayer, praising always in the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.   Excerpt from Tell My People

Jesus:  Praise God, sing songs, now is the time for rejoicing, My time is near at hand. First, there will be a time of purification and men's hearts will then turn to God. Oh My beloved ones, I am so close to you. You see so little, you are so blind and it is right before your eyes. Look at My Church, you are members of one body, I am the head of My Church. Harken to Me to stay fixed in Me. Live in the Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit fill you and lead you to greater life in Me.

Then we shall no longer be children, or tossed one way and another, and carried hither and thither by every new gust of teaching, at the mercy of all the tricks people play and their unscrupulousness in deliberate deception. If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow completely into Christ, who is the head by whom the whole Body is fitted and joined together, every joint adding its own strength, for each individual part to work according to its function. So the body grows until it has built itself up in love.  Ephesians 4: 14-16

For as with the human body which is a unity although it has many parts—all the parts of the body, though many, still making up one single body—so it is with Christ. We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink.  1 Corinthians 12: 12-13

He is the image of the unseen God, the first–born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers—all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the Beginning, the first–born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.  Colossians 1: 15-20

Jesus:  Allow the Spirit to move in you, as you operate, you operate as God has planned by following God's will. Make yourself selfless and totally surrender yourself to the will of God. Let the Spirit of God move in you. Oh My beloved ones, see with the vision of God. I give to you such graces and you in your stubbornness do your own will. I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life. I impart to you a sharing in My Divine Life through baptism. I give you a special sharing of My Divine Love. Be open in your heart, be pure, lift your minds and hearts up to God. You are My soldiers to spread the love of God, you cannot underestimate what one soul fixed on Me can do for this world. My force is Mighty, the Spirit wants to fill you, the Father is forever with you. Oh children, oh children, how ornery is your ways, how simple My ways. My way is the way of love. You are united in Me.

    The Church is the Body of Christ. One of the truths that is emphasized by this concept is the idea of community. The communion that binds the members of the Church together is, in turn, connected with that wider idea of community that embraces the whole of mankind....  Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter

Jesus:  Your brothers are your brothers, love and cherish them, it is in loving them that you love Me. See Me in their eyes. See the Creation of the Father. See Me beaten, bloodied and bruised for love of them. See My children. You walk this barren desert with such blindness. My land is brimming with milk and honey. My life, I impart to you this day, open your hearts and let My love live in you. Oh beloved ones, pray for more and more grace, pray the Prayer for Union with Jesus. I am your God, I come to you this day and give to you My greatest love, My Heart burning and on fire, come and rest in My Heart, it is open and waiting, longing for you. I am Jesus, your God, I love you so much.

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

      

January 4, 1995
Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

In Baptism we Receive a Sharing in His Divine Life

Rita and Marty stated that Mary appeared brightly during the entire rosary. She was brilliant!! Rita, Marty, Rita's children and others were present.

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

        1.  R. Jesus died on the cross and His lifeless Body was placed in the tomb for three days. He rose from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus.  

        2.  R. Think of Jesus, with His glorified Body all clothed in white, in such glory coming from the tomb on Easter Morning.  

        3.  R. Jesus' disciples did not understand what Jesus said, about how He would be raised up on the third day.  

        4.  R. Think of Mary as she wept bitterly outside of the tomb, and now Jesus rose from the dead.  

        5.  R. Jesus allows us to endure sufferings. Sufferings, He allows us to endure can help bring us to greater life in Him if we stay united to Jesus in the suffering.  

        6.  R. Jesus died that He could bring us new life.  

        7.  R. We receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Jesus did not want to leave His beloved ones at the Last Supper. Jesus remains with us this day in the Eucharist in His Divinity and humanity.  

        8.  Sing:  I Am the Bread of Life  

        9.  R. Jesus gave to the Apostles the power to baptize and to forgive sins. 

        10.  R. Our human nature is elevated to such heights through baptism. It is in Baptism we receive a sharing in His Divine life.

Romans 6: 3-4

You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life.

        Song between decades: Come Holy Spirit

 

The Ascension

          1.  Our Christ-life permeates our persons completely. Nothing which is good is destroyed. All is elevated to a new level of existence, for through grace we enter a new life. St. Paul affirms: "And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here." (2 Co 5:17)   Excerpt from Response in Christ By Fr. Edward J. Carter

          2.  Why are we able to live on a new level of existence through grace? The answer lies in the fact that we receive a created sharing in the divine nature. Nature, we know, is a principle or capacity of operation according to a certain level of existence. An angel can perform acts of an angel because he has an angelic nature. A man can know intellectually because he has a rational nature. Likewise, through our Christ-life of grace we can perform God-like acts because we have received a new nature. Scripture speaks to us about our participation in the nature of God. In one of the most noted passages of the New Testament on the life of grace, we read: "By His divine power, he has given us all the things we need for life and for true devotion, bringing us to know God himself, who has called us by his own glory and goodness. In making these gifts, he has given us the guarantee of something very great and wonderful to come: through them you will be able to share the divine nature and to escape corruption in a world that is sunk in vice." (2 P 1:3-4).  Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter

         3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them.  Luke 24:50

 4.  R. Think of seeing Jesus as He ascends up into heaven.

         5.  Jesus:  Oh ye of little faith, you have little faith. Do you not see that I have all the power? Do you not see that I rose on the third day and ascended into heaven. You see with such limited vision. The things that you see are such small things. I ask you to see more with the vision of God, to see the whole picture, to see Me as I ascended into heaven, to see My power and My might, to see that God became Man and died on the cross for love of you. Open your eyes and pray to the Spirit so that you may see more and more the picture that I am giving to you this day. This is My world. You are in My world, Your breath depends on Me.  

        6.  R. Jesus longs for us to be so close to Him.

Song:  A Song from Jesus

        7.  R. Jesus gives us a special sharing in His life through baptism.

        8.  R. Jesus is with us this very day. God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us in a special way when we are in the state of grace.

        9.  R. We lack faith. We do not see that God has all the power.

        10.  R. Jesus rose on the third day. Jesus ascended into heaven. Jesus is with us. We see with such limited vision. We must see the big picture. See with the eyes of God.

              God became man and died on the cross for love of us. We must open our eyes and pray to the Holy Spirit to help us see our every breath depends on God.

    

        The Descent of the Holy Spirit  

         1.  "John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’" Acts 1: 5

         2.  R. The Apostles were so afraid they had locked themselves in the upper room.

         3.  R. The Holy Spirit appeared as parted tongues of fire above their heads.  The Spirit transformed their fear from fear to fearlessness.  

         4.  R. Holy Spirit, descend upon us gathered here and fill us with courage in our hearts. Let Your Spirit move within us so that our actions may be those the Father intended us to do. Give us the courage to spread Your love to this world in which many have forgotten God. Give us all that we need. Help us to answer your call. We are being called by You to do this work. Impart to us strength, fearlessness, courage to spread the knowledge of the love of Jesus throughout this world.  

        5.  R. Please dear Holy Spirit move within each one of us. Holy Spirit fill us with the fire of God's love. Outpour Your grace upon us. Mary, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaimed the greatness of the Lord in the Magnificat. 

Luke 1: 46-55

                The Magnificat

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

        6.  R. Dear Holy Spirit help us to be filled with song in our hearts all through the day.

        7.  Song:  A Song from Jesus  

        8.  Song: Come Holy Spirit

        9.  Song: Come Holy Ghost  

        10. R. Dear Holy Spirit please fill us.

   

        The Assumption of Mary into Heaven  

        1.  R. Mary was taken body and soul into heaven.  

        2.  R. Mary remained on the earth many years after Jesus’ death.

        3.  R. Think of what it would be like to see Mary go up into heaven.  

        4.  R. Mary was taken up into heaven. We worry about these little details of our life. Jesus tells us the very hairs of our head are numbered. He forever guards us and watches us with such loving care.  

        5.  R. Jesus ponders our heart and He thinks about us far more than we ever realize. He knows our innermost desires more than we know our own desires. He loves us and cares for us and watches us.  

        6.  R. Heaven is our true home. Think of Mary's joy to go to heaven.  

        7.  Sing:  Immaculate Mary

        8.  R. God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, want close union with each one of us.  

        9.  R. Through the Spirit we are transformed more and more into the image and likeness of Jesus. The Holy Spirit works in Mary's heart to transform us more into this image and likeness of Jesus. Jesus takes us to the bosom of the Father.  

       10. "But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery." Philippians 3:20-21

   

        The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth  

         1.  Mary: I am your Mother, Mary and I come to you this day with great love that I give to you. I take you ever closer to my Son, Jesus. I place you in His Most Sacred Heart. Jesus is waiting for you, Jesus is longing for you. Jesus wants to be ever closer in union with you. This time is so short. Jesus wants you with Him for all eternity. You will be united in such oneness to God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in heaven. Turn your hearts to God, open your hearts wide. Let Jesus come into your heart and be so close to you. Jesus forever guards you, watches you, protects you and leads you more and more to the Father. The Trinity loves you so much. I am Mary, your Mother and I thank you for responding to this call.

         2.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  Revelation 12: 1

         3.  R. Mary is Queen of Heaven. Mary is one with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

         4.  Song:  Eye has not Seen  

         5.  R. We cannot fathom what is in store for us if we love and serve God. Jesus loved us so much that He gave His life for us. He is forever with us, as our heart beats. He is with us and so close. He loves us even when we are not thinking of Him.  

         6.  Song:  May the angels take you into paradise, may the martyrs greet you on your way. May you see the face of the Lord, your God. Alleluia, Alleluia.  

         7.  R. We do not see the big picture, the big picture that there is truly a heaven. We see such little details and focus on those little details as if they are so important. Jesus is with us every moment. We focus on the little details and miss the big picture. We live to be forever united with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and with the Blessed Mother and angels and saints forever and ever in heaven.  

         8.  R. We are human, we see human things. Jesus is Divine. Through Baptism, we receive this sharing in His Divine life. He gives us His Divine Love. He gives Himself to us in  the Eucharist. We receive His Divine love. We reach for such little things which seem of such great importance. God has all the power and all the might. He gives Himself to us. He wants us to come and receive His love outpoured in the Eucharist.

         9.  R. We must have faith. We must trust God and love Him. He loves us so much.   

         10.  R. Jesus outpours His life to us. It is through this grace we know and love Him more. We must pray to Him for grace. God gives me the grace to know more and more His great love. Through His grace we will understand deeper insights into the mystery of the Trinity. 

R. We see with such limited vision when this is His world and He is waiting to give us deeper insights into the mysteries through His grace. He wants to give His love to us. He says to look at the big picture. Do not focus on the little details. Know that He forever loves us, every second, that He cares about us so much. We must constantly have before our eyes this big picture of the world, not to see a little area but to see all our brothers. If one member is hurting the whole body hurts. Christ is the head of His body, the Church. The Church is the body of Christ. We are one body in Him.

    The vision of God is so immense that we need His grace to see this vision. You must pray constantly for the grace to see and understand more and more the vision of God.

Excerpt from Response to God's Love By Fr. Edward J. Carter

    The Christian community is a terrestrial reflection of the ultimate and absolute community—namely, the Trinity. In a special way, we are privileged to give witness to Trinitarian life, a life of divine intimacy and loving. From all eternity, the persons of the Trinity are united in the most intimate bonds of knowledge and love; these have also brought about creation and redemption.

       Grace, or the Christ-life, is a created participation in Trinitarian life. This Christ-life, consequently, calls us to a special existence of knowing and loving. Christian faith and love, which are created participations in the Trinity's knowing and loving, allow us to know and love God in a special manner. Faith and love also give us a new capacity to relate to both our fellow Christians and to all others as well.  

     

January 5, 1995 - 6:45 a.m.

See the Big Picture

Jesus: My dear child,
I want you to see the big picture. My messages are not for two or three. My messages are for all souls. Souls are at stake. You contain the mighty medicine to draw men's hearts back to My burning love. I am Jesus. Put everything aside and focus only on Me talking to you.

    The world is hurting. Men's hearts are so cold. They do not see beyond themselves. They do not see that God is with them this day. Little one, you were created to know, love and serve God. God must be first in your life. Many in your country have denied the existence of God. The batting of an eye, the dropping of a pin, and your life is over.

    See with the eyes of God. See with the vision of God. God is eternal, God sees time as one. You do not see because you do not pray for grace.

    You see with limited vision. You think with a human mind. You use a human mind to judge the things of God. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I came to this world to lead all men to heaven. I come to you this day. Do you think God comes to talk to a few? I came to lead all souls to everlasting happiness.

    Pray for vision. I see not a little town, I see all men, yet, I love each soul so uniquely. You do not understand the mind of God. You do not see as I see. I ask you to give My love to all. You see a few and love a few. You are one body, all men are your brothers. I came to give My Life to all men.

    You must pray for vision and grace to do the will of the Father. My plan is unfolding and it depends on you. One person fixed on the love of God can radiate such might and power.

    You cannot light the city without My power. My power I pour out to you in the Eucharist. My power I pour out to you when you sit in front of My tabernacle. You cannot do it without My might, My power. I am the Power, I am your All.. You see yourself as controlling so many things and being so strong. Your power comes from Me. To do the work I am calling you to, you must have the might of God. You see yourself with a little area and a little job. I am calling you to love all. I am calling you to radiate love. I am calling you to light up the world with My love. I am calling you to make a difference in the lives of so many souls. Your love given through Me will change so many hearts.

    Pray to the Spirit to transform your hearts to be more and more like Mine. Go to Mary and unite with Our Hearts. The more you unite to Our Hearts, the more the Spirit pours out His grace to transform your hearts. You do not ask for that life I want to give you. My Life, My grace, My vision, I pour out to you in the Eucharist. Oh, children, you are so blind. I speak to you, your Mother comes and appears and you see only in front of your face.

    I come to you this day to deliver this message. Open your hearts to My love. Come to Me at Mass and in Communion with this open heart to receive divine love and divine life. Sit in front of Me in the tabernacle. I beg you. Times are coming when the things you hold onto so tightly will wither in front of your faces.

    You are one body in Christ. See the big picture. See the world. See heaven. See all souls living and dead. See the Church as one. See, My children. You in your ways hold onto such little things. You see only in front of your faces.

    I call, I knock, My Mother appears and calls each of you here this day. You are soldiers in My army to lead souls to My love. I need strong soldiers. I am fortifying you with My Body and Blood. I give to you this day in the Eucharist. You will radiate with the love of God when you turn your hearts to the Eucharist. I am present no less than the day I hung on the cross. You look for little signs and Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here. I am here in My Divinity and Humanity in the Eucharist as present as the day I died on the cross, as the day I walked on Calvary, as the day I was born in Bethlehem. I wait in the tabernacle to fortify you with your supplies to spread My love. You do not see because you do not come for your supplies.

    Please take Me seriously. Time is short. You need to turn to My Eucharistic Heart. Come to this Center and pray. Come to My tabernacle. Attend Mass and Communion.

    Be with Me after Communion. How eagerly I wait to be with you. Pray the rosary with the meditations I have given you. Be there in the lives of Jesus and Mary as you pray the rosary. Pray to the Spirit. All day pray to the Spirit to fill you with the fire of His love. Pray all day for Him to transform you more and more into My image. Pray all day to be soldiers in My army spreading My love to this world. I call you this day. Will you answer Me?

               

January 5, 1995 - Before the Exposed Eucharist after Communion

The Church is the Body of Christ

Tabernacle

Christ —
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

 

  

R. Heard at Mass

Live in the Spirit

I saw a vision — church was shaped
    as a tabernacle in the center
    was the host.

The Church is the Body of Christ. One of the truths that is emphasized by this concept is the idea of community. The communion that binds the members of the Church together is, in turn, connected with that wider idea of community that embraces the whole of mankind....  Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter

R. The Church is the Body of Christ

    Jesus is the Head.
    We are all one in Him. See the
    big picture, we cannot cut ourselves
    off from one member. We must be
    totally open to Him.

The Spirit is the love between the Father
    and the Son. The Spirit is He who
    transforms us more and more into
    the image of Jesus which leads
    us to the Father.

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.   Excerpt from Tell My People

R. Let the Spirit Move in us.

    Wake us up oh Spirit, let us see that God is here this day and in our midst.

    Move us, open us, let us see with the vision you impart to us,
    Dear Holy Spirit move in the people of the Church.

    The Spirit is life, the Church is alive with this Spirit, we must be open to let Him move in us.

    Fill us with the FIRE of your love. Open our hearts. Let us feel the Spirit, His love and His life in us.

    Holy Spirit move in us.

    Move us, open us, that we may see that Jesus Christ the Son of God, came and lived among us and is here this day.

    Waken our hearts to know God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, dwelling in such a special way in the soul filled with God's grace.

    Who, who are we that God loves us so much?

    See the greatness of God, His might, God cares for us with such great love, every detail of our heart He ponders.

    We do not understand this. God loves us so much. God is a Supreme Being. We must let go and surrender to God who created us and God loves us so abundantly THIS DAY.

    The fire of His love, Oh Spirit of God — COME ALIVE IN US LET US FEEL the love and life of the DIVINE GOD within our hearts.

    Impart to us in abundance your grace, fill us with your fire, so that we may be filled more and more with your grace.

Song:  Spirit of the Living God

Song:  Spirit Song

    Oh Holy Spirit fill us.  

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

R. The Spirit fills my soul, God's presence pervades my soul, I am alive with His life, it is the life of the one true God.

    Full, Full of life God fills me with this life more and more. I become one in Him, where I was lost and afraid, I am filled more with His life, permeating my very being.

    Oh God I love you —

    Who am I that you come and dwell in me?

    I was filled with the Spirit. I was filled with God's love. Mary was filled with the Spirit, when she proclaimed the Magnificat. My soul is filled with His life and I sing the song of the soul. 

Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

R. Glory, Glory is His Name, He's mighty and worthy of all love and praise, bow before God. God is present in the exposed Eucharist here and I who am a lowly creature, have been raised to such heights at His presence.

    Alleluia, praise the Lord, our God, Holiest in the Heights at His name all knees must bend in worship, for He is God, one true, and mighty and worthy of the highest praise.

    Oh my God, I scarce can stand such the joy of your presence, no words to describe this — the realization that you are present and you are God, such ecstasy to behold your presence, my God, my God, my heart feels as if it will burst with fullness. Oh my God, my God take me to the heights of your presence, this is LIFE, this is vibrancy, no words to describe this presence of You my God, my all, my precious God. All praise and honor to you, Shout it from the roof, dance in the streets for He is GOD!! Truly present and Here this very DAY! ALLELUIA — SING, SING SONGS OF JOY, let your hearts chant songs of praise for He is mighty and worthy of all honor and praise, Alleluia.

    I feel as if my heart will explode, will burst with the realization that God is truly present, God is here Alleluia!! Praise this God, this good God who loves and cares for us, this day, Alleluia. Sing out, Shout into the night. He is here, He has died, He is risen and Jesus Christ the Son of God comes to earth and longs for our love. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are present in this room. Alleluia!

Sing:  Your Presence Pervades My Soul

Sing:  Glory, Glory, Glory Lord

                

From Tell My People

 

Build up My Church

Jesus: "My beloved friend, remind My people that the Church was born from My Heart, pierced with the soldier's lance on Calvary. From My pierced Heart the Church with her sacraments was born. Two of these sacraments, the Eucharist and Baptism, were symbolized by the Blood and Water which flowed forth from My pierced side.

"As the Church was born from My pierced Heart, so does the Church's life grow from the graces I continually give her from My pierced Heart—this Heart which is now glorified. "I call all the members of My Church to help build up My Body, the Church, by coming to My pierced Heart. United to My Heart, and dwelling within It, I will give to each one the light and strength to carry out My Father's will in the building up of My Church.

"Mary is Mother and Model of the Church. As 'Mother of the Church,' she intercedes for all the graces the members need to contribute to the building up of My Church. As Model—as perfect imitator of Me—she shows the children of the Church how all, individually and collectively, are to be increasingly formed in My image. As all come to My Heart for the building up of the Church, let them do so united to the Heart of Mary.

"My Church is experiencing critical and very difficult times. There are many divisions. There are many false teachings, including some put forth by certain theologians. These false teachings occur because those responsible are not in proper union with My vicar, the Pope, and the Church Magisterium. I want all My children to pray daily for the cure of the many and serious ills of the Church. With increased prayer and sacrifices for the health of the Church, that day will soon come when the Church will be purified and revitalized. When that day comes, the Church will be a light to all nations as never before. When that day comes, the renewed Church will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. Thus the message of Fatima will have reached fulfillment.

"I am Lord and Master. I request that all My people listen to My words and respond to them. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this great love I give them this message!"

Reflection: In speaking of the Church, St. Paul tells us:

"Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptized, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink....

"Now you together are Christ's body; but each of you is a different part of It. In the Church, God has given the first place to apostles, the second to prophets, the third to teachers; after them, miracles, and after them the gift of healing; helpers, good leaders, those with many languages. Are all of them apostles, or all of them prophets, or all of them teachers? Do they all have the gift of miracles, or all have the gift of healing? Do all speak strange languages, and all interpret them?" (1 Corinthians 12:12-30).

In His message above, Jesus reminds all of us that we have a responsibility to help in the building up of the Church. St. Paul reminds us that we each have our own role. He names many of these roles and there are many who share in them. For example, there are many teachers of various kinds in the Church. But each teaches according to his or her personal uniqueness. Consequently, we can truly say that each one has a mission, has a role, in the life of the Church which no one else can fulfill. To the extent each of us gives his or her life to Christ, we continue His work upon earth through the visible, tangible humanity each of us possess. To the extent each of us fails to surrender to Jesus, to that extent we refuse Him the opportunity to live through our personal uniqueness. What an awesome privilege has been given to each of us! And what an awesome responsibility!

   

January 5, 1995

R. On January 5, 1995, the Father spoke in front of the altar at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. This altar, I believe, was in Holy Cross Monastery.

        He said: "I am the Father, My plan will unfold despite any willfulness."

  

January 5, 1995

The Church is a Fountain of His Life

R. The Church is a fountain of His life. God outpours His grace to us through the Church. God feeds us in His Church. Jesus gives us His Body and Blood.

Jesus:  I want to dwell most intimately in the hearts of My priests and sisters. I will radiate such love to the world through them. I call out a cry to come for My love, come for My grace, they will be led back to Me. I outpour My grace to them in My Church.

    The Spirit is alive in My Church. I outpour My love to My people, the Church is filled with My love. The love of God is a fire. I outpour My grace to you in My Church.

    My Church is a Pilgrim Church. My priests must love the Eucharist and tell all how I feed them. I give myself to them in the Eucharist. The priest should adore Me as the Risen Lord. The priest should love the consecrated host.

    What honor My beloved priests I bestow on you, that you can change the bread and wine into My Body and Blood. Oh My beloved sons, do you not see I cry out to you to come to My Eucharistic Heart. I give you Myself in My Eucharist. I am God. I am, the I AM. I am God, you do not see because you are not open in your hearts. Let the Spirit fill your hearts and fill your souls with the fire of the love of God. Let the Spirit move in your hearts. As the Spirit moves more in your hearts, He will move with burning fire, more and more in My Church. I want to renew My Church. Pray to the Holy Spirit. Adore My Eucharistic Heart. Pray to My Mother's Immaculate Heart for renewal. Pray, pray that the hearts of all My priests will be opened through the grace I am outpouring to them. Through this Movement Shepherds of Christ, I will lead My priests deeply back to My Eucharistic Heart. Oh pray, pray for your priests to cooperate with the grace I am giving to them to respond to the Movement.

    I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock and I ask for your commitment to this Movement today. Pray to the Spirit to transform you from fear to fearlessness. Pray to the Spirit to open your hearts to My grace, to follow the Father's plan for you. Oh My children you are so important to this plan.

    It is through My Eucharistic Heart through Mary's heart, you will be led to the Father's great love for you. As the Spirit moves in you, as He transforms your hearts more and more into My image, I will lead you to the Father and His great love for you.

    It is through the love of Our two Hearts, Jesus and Mary, you will be led to such union with the one Triune God.

    I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, I have called you to spread My love to this world. It is through the love of Our two Hearts the flock will be led back to the love of God.

R. GOD is alive, He is in our midst this day. When we are baptized and in the state of grace, He dwells in us in such an abundant way. Open up to the Spirit to transform us more and  more into the image and likeness of Jesus. Pray to the Spirit to fill you with the fire of His love.

    The air could be poisoned this very second and I would cease to be. What seems so important, the little details may be of no importance if I die. What goes with me forever are the spiritual things, the love in My heart — the love for God — etc. — Help me to see the things of God in my heart, to live as He wants Me to live, to be more united to Him, so I can say:

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

     

January 5, 1995
Feast of St. John Neumann

This was done at Our Lady Queen of Reading Prayer Group 

Joyful Mysteries

  


The Annunciation

1.  R. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked Mary to be the Mother of God.

2.  R. With such faith and trust in God, she said yes to the angel.

3.  R. Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word became flesh.

4.  Song:  Come Holy Spirit

5.  R. There was such intimacy between Jesus and Mary from the first moment of conception.

6.  R. Jesus' little life grew within Mary's womb.

7.  R. It was in Mary's womb that the Most Sacred Heart was formed.

8.   R. Jesus wants to be alive in our hearts.

9.  R. Carry His light with such honor as Mary carried the child Jesus within her womb.

10.  Song:  O Holy Mary  

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   


 

The Visitation

1.  Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah.  Luke 1: 39

2.  Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Luke 1: 41

3.  And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord47and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;   Luke 1: 46

4.  Song:  My Soul Rejoices

5.  because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,   Luke 1: 48

6.  for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,    Luke 1: 49

7.  R. Jesus comes to us today, no less present in the Eucharist than He was in Mary's womb. If we saw Mary with Jesus in her womb, we would be in such awe. But Jesus comes to us and gives us Himself. He comes inside of us with such love. Do we realize that He is truly present when we receive Him in the Eucharist in His Divinity and humanity. He is present the same as He was in Mary's womb. Should we not jump for joy to have Jesus come inside our hearts as He does in the Eucharist?

8.  R. Jesus loves us so much. At the Last Supper, He gave us the Eucharist. He wants to remain with us this very day; the same as the day He walked the earth; the same as the day that Mary carried Him in her womb; the same as the day that He hung on the cross. He comes inside of us, present in His Divinity and humanity. With greatest love that God comes to us.

9.  R. Jesus says to open up your hearts. This is a night for you to open your heart to the fire of God's love. Jesus came in the Eucharist with such love to us, He wants us to know how He longs and waits to be with us. He longs for us to come to the Eucharist, to come to the altar and to receive Him.

10.  Hail Mary

   


 

The Birth of Jesus

1.  R. God came to this earth, He took on a human nature. He comes with greatest love as a baby in a manger. He comes with such poverty. But the glories of that night: the angels are present and they sing and Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is born a man for greatest love of us. He came to show us the way. God took on the nature of a man because He loves us so very, very much.

2.  R. The cows and the sheep and the shepherds came.

3.  R. Jesus was born in a manger.

4.  Song:  Angels We Have Heard on High

5.  Song:  What Child is This

6.  Song:  Away in a Manger

7.  Song:  O Come Let Us Adore Him

8.  R. What the birth of the baby Jesus did to change all of salvation history.

9.  R. Jesus was laid in a manger at birth.

10.  R. And Jesus hung from a cross at His death — both bare wood. No where to lay His head. This was Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He came into the world born a man to show us the way. His Father loved us so much that He gave His only Son that we may have life eternal. Jesus calls out to us this day to see the reality that this is His world; that He is here and present with us this day; that He remains with each one of us in a special way when we are baptized and in the state of grace. In such a special way He remains in our hearts. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us in a special way in our hearts when we remain in the state of grace. But God comes to us in the Eucharist in His Divinity and humanity, the same as the day He was born in a manger in Bethlehem.

   


 

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1.  When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.  Luke 2: 21

2. 

Luke 2: 27-28

Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God;

Luke 2: 34-35

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed—and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’ 

3.  R. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

4.  R. See the eyes of Mary gaze into the eyes of her Beloved infant child in her arms. Such connection between this Son and this mother all through Their lives. The joining of the two Hearts from the first moment of conception until He ascended into heaven; Their Hearts with greatest love for us, and Their Hearts with such love for us this day.

5.  R. See the young Mary with the infant in her arms. See the old Mary as she was taken up into heaven. In between these two events are the lives Jesus and Mary shared on earth; the mysteries of the rosary that we meditate on. See the mysteries of the rosary; see how Mary and Jesus aged from young to older; how they experienced joys and sufferings; see through Mary's eyes. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born a human so that He could show us the way.

Sing:  The Rosary Song

6.  R. See through the eyes of Mary as she held Him as a child; as she cared for him; as she watched Him through His public life; through all of His suffering; through all of His sorrows. See through the eyes of Mary as He walked His Passion and died on the cross. See through the eyes of Mary as He rose from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus. Jesus ascended into heaven. If we look through Mary's eyes, if we feel through Mary's heart, we will be so connected to the love that Jesus has for us this very day.

7.  Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

8.  R. And Simeon told Mary, a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary. From the moment she came to the temple and she held her beautiful child in her arms, she knew of the sufferings to come. So as her eyes gazed on Him, through her whole life she knew of the immense suffering that her beloved child would suffer. And her heart was torn in her chest every time she beheld Him from this prophecy of Simeon.

9.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

10.  R. The peering eyes of Jesus and Mary on the way to Calvary — in that peering look is what Mary held in her heart as she rocked Him as a baby, as she fed Him as a child, as she watched Him grow, as He was lost in the temple, to the bitter passion. This was her infant child that she once held and she saw Him bloodied, bruised, carrying His cross on His back; and her eyes met His. A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary. It is through her eyes and through her heart that we will be drawn to the deepest intimacy of Jesus' Most Sacred Heart. How well the heart of Mary knows the Heart of Jesus. More than any human person, Mary knows Jesus and His immense love; that He suffered a brutal death for love of each of us, and He would die for each one of us this very day; that she comes and she appears and tells us to return to the love of her Son. And how her heart was pierced to know all the souls that would reject His love after He gave His very life, His flesh and His blood for them. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

  


Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of 
August 27, 1996

Mary: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)

  

From the January 27, 1995 Rosary

R. She asks you to see through her eyes the love that Her Beloved Son has for you. That Jesus, who is God, came to this earth, was born a man, that He carried a cross, that He suffered and died, that He rose on the third day and ascended into Heaven. This is reality! That your every breath and your every heartbeat depend upon the Almighty God! That He truly is a furnace of burning love on fire for each one of you. She asks you to look through her eyes (Now you know why Mary appeared with no eyes in Clearwater.) and see the love that He has for you today. To see as she saw her Son suffer so bitterly and hang for three agonizing hours to His death on the cross for love of you. This is no little love! Not a lip service love, but a love that caused Him to give His all, to give His life for love of you.

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary (I wish they all could see through a Mother's eyes)

 

    
 

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1.  Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual.  Luke 2: 41-42

2.  R. Joseph and Mary left the temple and did not realize that Jesus was not with them.

3.  R. Joseph and Mary, with their hearts in such sorrowing, returned to the temple to look for the child Jesus.

4.  R. After searching for three days, they found Him in the temple teaching the doctors, and all were astounded at Jesus' wisdom and knowledge.

5.  They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’   Luke 2: 48

6.  He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority.  Luke 2: 51

7.  R. We do not realize how close Jesus and Mary are to us this day. We see with our limited vision, when Jesus and Mary are so close and within our midst. Mary forever walks by our side as our Most Loving Mother. As she walked by the side of Christ on Calvary, she never goes from our side. Jesus dwells within our hearts in a special way when we are in the state of grace and remains with us in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist.

8.  R. Jesus wants us to know how He longs and He waits, and He loves us so very, very much.

9.  R. Jesus thirsts for the love of our soul. He wants us to know that He loves us and He writes these letters of His love. He wants us to read these letters from our heart and know that He is a God that He is in our midst this very day. He is Divine. He outpours to us His Divine Love, He gives us so much grace when we come lovingly to the sacraments.

10.  R. It is the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus that waits for us this day. The same Heart that was pierced with a lance in which water and blood poured forth. This Heart is the Most Sacred Heart. Jesus remains truly present in the Eucharist. Jesus shows us His Heart burning and on fire for love of us.

Song:  Sweet Sacrament

   

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   R. From the point that Simeon told Mary of the sufferings of Jesus and Mary, her heart was pierced with a sword whenever she beheld her infant child. Whenever she beheld Him through His young age, she knew of the sufferings to come. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

 

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   R. Joseph and Mary fled into Egypt with the child Jesus soon after His birth. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

 

3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   R. Joseph and Mary's hearts were in such sorrow for losing the child, Jesus.

 

4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   R. See the peering look between the child Jesus and Mary as she holds Him in her arms. And see the peering look of Jesus and Mary on Calvary. Such intimacy between this Son and Mother. Such union between Their two Hearts. There is such union of these two Hearts. The Holy Spirit transforms us more and more into the image of Jesus and we are led closer to the Father. We cannot overemphasize the intimacy between this Son and this Mother. To know Jesus, to love Jesus, is to love Mary. To love Mary is to love Jesus. There is such connection between these two Hearts; Mary's heart was pierced with an invisible sword, Jesus' Heart was pierced with a lance. In any love relationship there is suffering. How they suffered for love of us. And Mary asks us to see through her eyes the love of her precious Son. A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

 

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   R. Mary stood beneath the cross, her heart torn in her chest. How deep are the sufferings that Mary suffered. She had not the wounds that Jesus had. All the sufferings were to her most precious heart. This was the same child that she cared for; that she held as a baby, and now she sees Him hang without a beat to His Heart, without a drop of blood left. Jesus gave His all for love of us and Mary calls to us today to come to the Heart of her precious Son. Jesus is with us this day. Come for His love.

 

6.  Jesus is taken down from the Cross and laid in Mary's arms.   R. As Mary held the child Jesus in her arms, she receives the lifeless body of her precious Son in her arms. Jesus has not a breath left in His body. In total compliance to the will of the Father, Jesus gave His life. Jesus gave His all for love of us. Mary's heart, how it was torn in her chest.

 

7.  Jesus is Placed in the Tomb.   R. They place the lifeless Body of Our Savior in a tomb. Think of the pain in Mary's heart to see this.

  

 

January 6, 1995

Fear

Jesus:  Your fear is from the devil. Harken to Me My child, as you work harder and harder to spread My word the devil will press in on you. Pray constantly to the Spirit, go to Our Hearts.

      

January 6, 1995

The Trinity - Fr. Carter

R. Think of Jesus, He walked this earth. Jesus is God.

His Heart is burning with such love for man that He came into this world and took the nature of a man, that He died a brutal death on the cross that we would have life!

 John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish 
but may have eternal life.

R. Meditate on this Jesus came as a man, the Son of God, took on a human body, a baby body.

Excerpt from Response to God's Love, Chapter 1, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

   ...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).  

For there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, himself a human being,   1 Timothy 2: 5

Christ, although possessing two natures, is only one person, and that divine.  From Response in Christ 

John 1: 14

The Word became flesh,
He lived among us,
And we saw His glory,
The glory that he has from the Father as only Son of the Father,
Full of grace and truth.
 

In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night. An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2: 8-11

     

 

Excerpt from Response in Christ, Chapter 1, by Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.

...However, such a procedure allows for an immediate view of our complete life of grace in Christ. This preliminary glimpse can consequently serve throughout as a constant, unifying frame of reference.

    The Christian life essentially consists in God's loving self-communication to us with our concomitant response to Him in love. One peculiar characteristic of this communication of God to man is that it has centered itself within a concrete historical framework. God's gift of Himself therefore establishes the process of salvation history. This process began with man's creation and elevation to the supernatural life, a life which is a participation in God's own divine life. This participation is real and, therefore, somewhat similar to life as it is in God Himself; however, since it is only a created sharing, man possesses it in an infinitely less perfect manner than God who is Himself this life.

    Man rejected this self-communication of God in original sin. Yet God's desire to give Himself to man was not withdrawn. He determined to save man from his sinfulness, and thereafter the divine communication centered around the promised Redeemer. Salvation history preceding the advent of this Redeemer became a preparation for the Redeemer's coming. From the time of His coming, salvation history was and is the establishment and continuation of His redemptive work.

 

January 7, 1995 - First Saturday
Feast of St. Raymond of Pentafort

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R. Jesus was locked in the tomb for three days and on the third day He arose.

2.  R. He died to bring us new life.

3.  R. Look at the glories of these mysteries, the fact that Jesus who died on the cross rose from the dead with His body glorified.

4.  In St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius said 

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 132

299. THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST OUR
        LORD
THE FIRST APPARITION

FIRST POINT. He appeared to the Virgin Mary.
Though this is not mentioned explicitly in the Scripture
it must be considered as stated when Scripture says
that He appeared to many others. For Scripture supposes
that we have understanding, as it is written, "Are
you also without understanding?"

R. He appeared to His Mother. Imagine how His Mother felt to see Jesus. Mary wept outside of the tomb after Jesus' death.

5.  R. Mary Magdalene and some of the others went to the tomb and the stone had been rolled back.

6.  John 20: 14-16

As she said this she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said, ‘Sir, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and remove him.’ Jesus said, ‘Mary!’ She turned round then and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbuni!’—which means Master.

7.  R. He appeared to the Apostles in the upper room and Thomas was not with them.

8.  In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost.  Luke 24: 37

9.  John 20: 26-29

Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving any more but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him: 

    You believe because you can see me. 
    Blessed are those who have not seen 
        and yet believe.

10.  John 20: 29

        Jesus said to him:

    You believe because you can see me.
    Blessed are those who have not seen
        and yet believe.

R. How many times He calls out to us to feel with our hearts. We know Him with our hearts. It is not only through our eyes and through our ears, but in the oneness that He becomes one in us in our hearts. We know His presence in us. 

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ...

  

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

1.  Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  Matthew 28: 19

R. In baptism God gives us a special sharing in His life. The Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us in such a special way when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace.

2.  If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained. John 20: 23

3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.  Luke 24: 50-53

4.  Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.  John 14: 27

5.  R. And they fell in awe below. But in their hearts with such fear to see Jesus leave, and such longing — They loved Jesus so much.

6.  I remain in the Eucharist to be with you with My ardent love.  From April 13, 1994

7.  Song:  I am the Bread of Life

8.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.  Acts 1: 5

9.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

10.  R.  Fill us with the Holy Spirit.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ...

  

Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  R. The apostles were so full of fear, they had locked themselves in the upper room.

2.  R. And there came upon them a gigantic wind; and there appeared over their heads parted tongues of fire.

3.  R. And they began to speak in foreign tongues as the Spirit prompted them to.

4.  R. And they were transformed from fear to fearlessness.

5.  R. Dear Holy Spirit, come to us. Fill us with your fire. Transform our hearts more and more into the image and likeness of God. Give us the courage to speak of the love of God. Let our hearts burst for love of you. Help us to know the fire of God's love. Help us not to stand back but to step out for the God that gave His life, that gave His all, that spread His arms, gave His flesh, gave His blood for love of us. Give us courage. We need to tell others about God's love. We help in the work of redemption. Help us to have courage for the sake of souls. Give us this courage to not be afraid. You are within us helping us. Fill us with your Spirit!! Let the Spirit move in us! Help us to spread God's light to the world, the love of Jesus Christ to this hurting world.

6.  Song:  Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on me

7.  Song:  Spirit Song

8.  Song:  Come Holy Spirit fill our hearts

9.  Song:  Lord Send Out Your Spirit

10.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ...

     

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

1.  R. Think of the glories of the mystery that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and transformed them from such fear into fearlessness.

2.  R. Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.

3.  For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  John 3: 16

4.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ.

5.  The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.   Excerpt from Tell My People

6.  R. Spirit descend upon us, transform us more and more into this likeness in Mary's heart so that we may be led more and more into union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

7.  R. Open up our minds so that we can see more and more these mysteries that we meditate on and the depth in our souls, open our hearts up to know more about these mysteries. Let us feel in our hearts your presence. Let us know Jesus, let us know Mary more. Give us closer and closer union with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

8.  R.  The oneness that we have with God is in our hearts. Jesus wants to be so close with each one of us: to reach with the heart, to open our hearts, to open our heart to the fire of God's love in our hearts, to fill up our hearts with this fire, to fill our hearts with all that we need to grow in this knowledge of God.

9.  R. Help us to know more the Father's love to give His Son, the Son's love to give Himself and the immense love of the Spirit — FILL US, let our hearts burn with fire.

10.  R. Mary was taken into heaven but she remains with us so close, forever by our side. She never leaves us. The reality is that this is God's world and that our every breath depends on God.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ...

  

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.  Revelation 12: 1-2

2.  R. Mary, our Mother, is crowned Queen of Heaven and she reigns in Heaven with Jesus. Our beloved God wants us in heaven.

3.  R. God dwells in us!! Such abundant love is ours: that the Trinity dwells within the graced soul in a special way and someday we will have such union with God in heaven for those who love and serve the Lord and keep His commands. Our hearts will be satisfied if we get to heaven.

4.  R. Jesus came, He died on the cross to bring us life. The life that He gives to us is a sharing in His life through baptism; the love that He gives to us is Divine love. He gives us His life. Draw us ever closer to such union with You, Dear Jesus, so that we may experience this union closer and closer with the Triune God.

5.  Song:  Eye has not Seen

6.  R. The more that we join in union with God, the more our peace grows, the more we have joy and happiness. Happiness is union with God.

7.  R. We search a barren desert for that which can only be satisfied by the love of God.

8.  R. We may realize God's presence in us. At every second as our heart beats, He is totally here and with us; He never abandons us and His Heart is on fire for love of us. With every breath that we take, He loves us so much.

9.  Song:  May the Angels lead you to Paradise

10.  R. And our life here on earth will end and what goes with us is not the little things that we sometimes cared so much about, but only the love of God and the love that we gave to one another. These things will go with us for all eternity, and they live in our hearts and the hearts of the people that we loved and this love is passed on from generation to generation. Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your love to this world so that the gift that we will give to this world is Your love radiating through our hearts.

This day was the 16th birthday of Cathy. After the rosary, Mary, Our Blessed Mother, sent birthday greetings to Cathy.

Mary appeared in the greatest light this evening...from the 4th mystery on and especially during the messages of the Seven Sorrows. Her face was totally different...that she had never seen Mary illuminated in this way before. Never have we seen Mary illuminate this brightly for such a prolonged period of time. She stayed brightly illuminated for a long time, even after all the prayers and songs were completed. At one point, the Sacred Heart appeared.

Rita, Cathy, Joe, Marty and others were present.

  

 

January 8, 1995

Baptism

R.  I see Jesus as a baby being born, new life, life as a baby, I see a vision of Jesus rising from the dead, He came to give us new life, it is through His death and resurrection we are saved, He gives us His life.

    In baptism we are given a sharing in His life, usually we are babies, our life is our journey to grow in this life with Him. He is our goal. As we develop in our physical life, our life in the spirit develops in Him.

    He is life, He died, He is risen, death has no power over Him. See Him hang lifeless on the cross, see Him placed lifeless in the tomb. See Him as He rose on the third day, as had been told through the prophets He rose on the third day. Why three days?

    Alleluia, Alleluia, He is risen!

    He is risen, death has no power over Him.

    Any thing we endure here is only temporary. We are baptized. We live in Him on earth, this life is brought to completion when we die, if we are taken to heaven.

    To go to heaven we must be purified. Purify me Lord that I may enter your gates in greatest jubilation, Alleluia, we have been raised to the heights in Him. His life is cause for the greatest rejoicing. Sound the trumpet, roll the drums, Jesus Christ is Lord and is with us this day. As we live, through baptism, He remains with us if we remain in the state of grace. Sound the trumpet, blare the horn, Jesus is Lord, He lives in our hearts. He is the same God who died and has risen and His life fills my soul. Alleluia, Alleluia, that God has raised us to such heights. Alleluia.

      

January 9, 1995
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

This was transcribed from a tape.

Before the tabernacle while Jesus and Mary appeared.

 

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R.  See Jesus from when He was born until He ascended into Heaven. See Jesus as a baby, see Him all through the Passion and now see that same Jesus at the resurrection and the ascension into Heaven.

2.  R.  Jesus was locked in the tomb for three days and on the third day He arose as He foretold.

3.  R.  St. Ignatius thought that He first appeared to His Beloved Mother. Think of her joy to see her beautiful Son in His glorified body.

4.  R.  Mary Magdalene and some of the others came to the tomb and the stone had been rolled away. And when they got to the tomb, they looked in and there were two angels where Jesus had been laid.

5.  R.  Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene but He told her not to touch Him since He had not yet ascended to the Father. At first she did not recognize Him.

6.  R.  Jesus appeared to two disciples on the way to Emmaus who did not recognize Him. And He accounted for them all the scriptures from the time of Moses and the early prophets that pertained to Him.

7.  R.  How many of Jesus' words are in the scriptures that we do not hear because we look with blind eyes. Open up our eyes and open up our ears to hear what Jesus speaks to us through this rosary and all through the rest of our lives.

8.  R.  When they got to Emmaus, Jesus took bread and broke it and they recognized Him and with that He vanished.

9.  R.  Jesus gives Himself to us this day in the Eucharist.

10.  R.  Jesus came that we might have life. Jesus gives us this sharing in His Life when we are baptized.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

            

The Ascension

1.  R.  It is through baptism that we receive a special sharing in God's life. Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize and the power to forgive sins.

2.  R.  Through baptism we become children of God and heirs of heaven.

3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them.  Luke 24:50

4.  R.  Then Jesus ascended into heaven and a cloud took Him out of sight.

5.  R.  The Apostles remained below in such awe, but they were filled with fear.

6.  R.  Jesus remains with us this very day in the Tabernacle.

7.  R.  Jesus is in this very room with us. He is truly present in His Divinity and humanity — the same as when He walked the earth.

8.  Song:  I am the Bread of Life

John 6: 53-58

Jesus replied to them:

In all truth I tell you,
if you do not eat
   the flesh of the Son of man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh
   and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise that person up
   on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh
   and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in that person.
As the living Father sent me
and I draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me
   will also draw life from me.
This is the bread
   which has come down from heaven;
it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread
   will live for ever.

9.  R.  God gives us a special sharing in His life in baptism. Lets focus on the graced soul — so beautiful. Jesus is in the Tabernacle. He gives us His grace.

10. R.  Jesus gives us His Body, He gives us His Blood. God outpours His grace when we go to the sacraments. God gives us Himself in the Eucharist. We received Jesus' Body and Blood.

        Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

 

           

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

2.  R.  And they were so filled with fear that they had locked themselves in the upper room and a gigantic-like sound came as if a great wind, and there appeared over their heads, parted tongues of fire.

3.  R.  And they began to speak in foreign tongues as the Holy Spirit prompted them to speak.

4.  R.  Come Holy Spirit, transform our hearts more and more in the image and likeness of Jesus.

5.  R.  Come Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your love. And when we are filled with the fire of Your Love, we receive the love of the Father, and the Son for they are One in Three.

6.  R.  We are transformed by the Holy Spirit more and more into the image of Jesus. This marvel is done in Mary's Most Immaculate Heart. We are one with the Father. Out of greatest love for us, the Father sent His only Son into the world.

7.  R.  Jesus is our Mediator with the Father. Jesus takes us to the Father.

8.  R.  The love of Jesus that we feel is also the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit for they are One in Three.

9.  R.  We receive the love of God. We know the Persons of the Trinity. We know God as one. We love the Holy Spirit, we love Jesus, we love the Father. But there is that awareness of the oneness of the Three that makes this love so abundant and so immense that our hearts burn with this realization of the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with their immense love. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us when we are baptized and in the state of grace. 

10.  R.  Jesus the Son of God came to this earth as a baby, He died, He rose and ascended into Heaven. The Holy Spirit fills us with the fire of God's love.

        Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

            

The Assumption of Mary Into Heaven

1.  R.  Mary was taken body and soul into heaven.

2.  R.  Mary is Queen of Heaven and earth.

3.  R.  Mary and Jesus experience such a happiness and joy when we give to Them love today.

4.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

5.  R.  Mary is the singular vessel.

6.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

7.  R.  Mary is our Beloved Mother. Mary is one with her Son, Jesus. Jesus loves us so much. Mary mothers us as she mothered her Beloved Son, Jesus.

8.  R.  Mary walks by our side this very day, Our Beloved Mother. Mary loves us so dearly.

9.  R.  Mary presses us to Her Heart and Mary leads us to the Most Sacred Heart of her Beloved Son.

10.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

   

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  R.  Mary bore the child Jesus. Mary raised Him, Mary watched Him as He died, Mary saw Him after He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. And now Mary is with Jesus as Queen in the courts of Heaven. 

2.  R.  And there appeared in the sky a woman clothed as the sun and the moon was under her feet and there were twelve stars about her head.

3.  Song:  Eye has Not Seen

"What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him;" 1 Corinthians 2: 9

4.  Song:  O Lady of Light

5.  R.  Jesus and Mary are with us in a special way as we pray this rosary here today.

6.  R.  Fill our hearts with love for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and Mary. Help us grow more and more into the image and likeness of Jesus.

7.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

8.  Sing:   On This Day  

9.  Sing:   See the Eyes that Look at Mary

10.  Sing:  A Song From Jesus

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

 

This rosary was prayed in the Holy Spirit Chapel before Jesus in the Tabernacle. Jesus and Mary appeared.

Rita, Cathy, Joe and Marty were present. Marty led the rosary.

 

January 10, 1995

Dorothy and Ed

R.  This is the day of Dorothy's funeral. When Dorothy was in Church being prayed over by the priest and the people and the exposed Eucharist was there. Jesus gave me a message that said:

    She (Dorothy) was His precious daughter and He wanted her all to Himself. I did not intend to go to St. Gertrude's that day, but it was as if I was led there.

    Today I awake and wanted to make Ed a card. I tried to find the pictures I wanted. After a long search, Jesus led me to two specific pictures which I copied as I was prompted to do.

    After Communion in front of the exposed Eucharist, Jesus gave me the message of January 8, 1995 and told me to give it to Ed and tell Ed (Ed is Dorothy's husband) to pray the rosary of January 4, 1995 (which was on yesterday's daily message). God is so good to us. He is so present in the smallest details of our life. We are so blind, we do not see how He leads us in so many directions which lead us closer to Him. We think we are in charge and He is forever by our side.

    The Spirit wants to permeate our being with the love of God. Let Him flow through you, work in you, lead you as water flows. Let the force of the Spirit move you, as you be entirely open and ready to be led.

    He is here this day, in the tiniest details of our day, our lives, closer than our next breath, more present than the beating of our heart. His love He outpours to us, we must be open to His promptings in our Hearts.

    Pray to the Spirit, Sing the Song, Shout from the roof tops songs of praise to the Almighty God. Beg for the Spirit to come and transform your hearts through Mary's Immaculate Heart.

Sing:  We are blind — we need your grace, Come open up our hearts to you.

Song:  See the eyes that look at Mary —

    SEE   SEE

    He constantly says to see — not with our eyes, with our hearts, let the Spirit of God move you from blindness to VISION OF GOD — See the BIG PICTURE.

    Where you were blind, you now see, pray for grace.

    I come to you with greatest love, I am your loving savior, I am your God I died for you, I come to you this DAY.

    Every detail He tends to. Pray the prayer for Union with Him.

    

January 10, 1995

6:15 p.m. Rosary
before Shepherds of Christ meeting

Transcribed from a tape as Mary and Jesus appeared.
Mary was so beautiful.

 

Sorrowful Mysteries 

 

The Agony in the Garden

1 R.  Hear the sounds of the night. Be with Jesus as He suffers so many agonies to His Heart for He loved souls so dearly and He saw before Him all the souls from all time who would reject Him. 

2.  Hail Mary

3.   R.  His agony was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood on the ground.

4.   Hail Mary

5.   R.  He saw all the souls that would not even think about Him for most of their lives.  

6.   Hail Mary

7.   Sing:  A Song from Jesus 

8.   Hail Mary

9.   Sing:  Rosary Song  Verse 1

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  I Love You, Jesus

 

 

The Scourging at the Pillar

1.  R.  Be with Jesus as they tie Him to the pillar. Be with Jesus as He is beaten and scourged, as they whip Him to their own exhaustion. And He does not cry out. Hear the blows that they give to our Beloved Jesus. With greatest love He withstood all of this.

2.  Hail Mary

3.  R.  It is a darkened room. See Jesus as He is whipped so violently by these men.

4.  Hail Mary

5.  R.  Jesus' unblemished back is now covered with wounds, deep wounds from the anger that these men administer to Jesus with such violent blows.

6.  Hail Mary

7.  R.  Hear Jesus as He makes a grunting sound as He is hit.

8.  R.  His greatest agony was to His most Sacred Heart for all the souls that He loved so dearly and do not even think of Him.

9.  R.  His heart is most wounded by the hot and cold souls; those who love Him so much at certain times and then forget Him at other times.

10.  Hail Mary

        Song between decades:  I Love You, Jesus 

 

 

The Crowning with Thorns

1.   R.  They pound into Jesus' most Precious Head, a crown of piercing thorns.

2.   R.  Think of what it would be like to sit as Jesus did and be hit, to be wounded, to be hollered at, and to have blood run down your face from a crown of thorns, and He is truly God.

3.   R.  At any minute He could have stopped all that was being done to Him.

4.   R.  Think of how it wounds our heart when people say harsh things to us. Think of how Jesus' Heart was wounded by the violent tempers, by the abuse, by the hatred that these men gave to Jesus; and He loved them with a heart of purest love.

5.   R.  He shows us the way to love.

6.   R.  Love resolves conflicts.

7.   R.  When they spit on Him and hit Him, He did not holler back. He loved those who did this to Him.

8.   R.  When we suffer, go to the wounds of Jesus and see how He suffered out of greatest love.

9.   Song:   A Song from Jesus 

10. Song:   The Rosary Song (verse 2)

        Song between decades:  I Love You, Jesus

 

 

Jesus Carries His Cross

1.   R.  The way to Jesus is to carry our cross. He came and showed us the way. When we suffer, we can receive great grace if we cooperate with the cross He may be letting us endure, if we accept the Will of the Father. Our great gift is the gift of grace and love that we can receive when we grow in our relationship with Jesus.

2.   Jesus:  Carry your crosses which can seem like a load. At times you carry these crosses, the cross bears down and it seems so easy to abandon the cross and take the easy way out. But I carried My cross until I collapsed under it. I showed you the way to carry your cross.

R.  The paschal mystery is death-resurrection. In the death there is the resurrection.

3.  Jesus:  My Mother walks by your side. Mary forever watches over you as she watched over Me. She is your mother, she loves you with the tenderest heart. Go to your Mother.

4.   Sing:  A Song From Jesus   

5.   R.   See the peering eyes of Jesus and His Mother, the immense love between these two Hearts, and these two Hearts with the immense love that they have for each one of us this day. Go to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of His Mother and know the love, the fire of His love. The white heat of His love that Jesus pours out to you: burning love.

6.   R.  As Mary appears here, she is radiant in light to show us the love that she and her son have for each one of us.

7.   R.  Carry your crosses that you suffer from this day. Beg for grace for enduring the trial. It can lead you to closer and closer union with Jesus.

8.   R.  In all love, there is suffering.

9.   R.  The Two Hearts, the most pure symbol of Love; one heart was pierced with a lance, the other heart was pierced invisibly with a sword. In all love, there is suffering.

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  I Love You, Jesus

 

 

Jesus Died on the Cross

1.   R.  Mary stood under the cross and she saw Her Beloved Son hang against the darkened sky. This is the child that she held in her arms; the child that she watched at play; the child that she fed; the child she cared for and now battered, bruised and beaten, He hung against the darkest sky His body weakened. But to His last, His thoughts were on us when He gave to us His Most Beloved Mother as our Mother.

2.   R.  How deep are the wounds in His hands and His feet. How deep — that the nails penetrated and went through to the other side. Is there depth to a wound that totally pierces the hand?

3.   R. This is the magnitude of the love that He has for us: that He gave His hands to be pierced with nails, His feet to be pierced. They crowned Him with a crown of thorns and the blood rolled from His whole body. And He says to you this day: I give you My flesh, I give you My blood and I remain with you to this day in the Eucharist. I am no less present when you receive Me in the Eucharist than the day that I hung against this darkened sky. I am Jesus, Your Beloved Savior. With greatest love I come to you and I call out to you to listen to My plea. I am in your midst this day. I call out to you to come and to know My Love.

4.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

5.  R.   Jesus' head was pierced, His hands pierced, His feet pierced, His body burning. Think of our little trials. He lets us experience sorrow to our heart.

6.  R.   Why throw back in His face the opportunity to endure the trial?

7.  R.   Do God's will

8.  R.  Be obedient.

9.  R.   Learn to love God and neighbor.

10.  Sing:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus:  Open your hearts to the fire of My Love. Rid yourself of any kind of resentments or anger toward your brother. These are the things that keep you from My intense love. You must forgive, you must love, you must not  harbor resentments. Pray for purity of heart. Love unites with love. If your hearts are bound up with anger, you cannot unite to the love of God. You must free yourself; forgive your brothers. Show them love when they hate you. It is My love that you are giving to this world. You will receive benefits in abundance, for My Life I pour out to you when you free yourself of your anger. I unite to a heart that is filled with love in the deepest way. Nothing compares to My Divine Love that I want to share and be close to you. But you keep yourself from Me. You put up walls. You do not open. Pray for vision to see with the eyes of God, to love with a pure heart. I am Jesus. I love you with the purest heart. Let go of anger this very day.

Song after last decade:  A Song from Jesus

The rosary was prayed before the Sorrowful Mother statue.

Rita led the rosary. Jesus appeared and Mary appeared. It was prayed before the Sorrowful Mother statue just before the beginning of the Shepherds of Christ meeting. Many people were present.

   

 

January 10, 1995

  
Shepherds of Christ Meeting

transcribed from a live tape

Mary and Jesus appeared — prayed before the Sorrowful Mother Statue

 

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R.   After being locked in the tomb for three days, Jesus rose from the dead.

2.  R.   St. Ignatius said Jesus appeared to His Mother after the resurrection. Imagine the joy of His Beloved Mother to see Jesus after Mary saw Him locked in the tomb and now Mary sees Jesus in His glorified body. 

3.   R.   Mary Magdalene and some of the others went to the tomb and the stone had been rolled away.

4.   R.   Focus on the sight of the empty tomb: two angels sat where Jesus had been laid. Look at the empty tomb. Death has no power over Jesus. His body was dead, but on the third day He rose as He foretold. He came to bring us new life. 

5.   R.   These are the glorious mysteries: that Jesus truly rose from the dead. He appeared to two disciples on the way to Emmaus and accounted to them all the scripture from the time of Moses and the early prophets that referred to Him.

6.   R.   They did not recognize Jesus and when they got to Emmaus, they sat at table. Jesus broke bread and gave it to them and they recognized Him. This was after the Last Supper. It was after the resurrection.

7.   R.   Jesus came that He would bring us life and that we would have life to the full some day in heaven. Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist. Jesus says:  I am the Bread of Life. And He gives Himself to us; He gives us a special sharing in His life in baptism; Jesus gives us His Divine Love. We are humans and He gives to us this sharing in His Life.

8.  Song:  I am the Bread of Life. 

9.   Sing:  Glory, Glory, Glory Lord - verses 1 & 2

10. Sing:  Glory, Glory, Glory Lord - verses 3 & 4

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

    

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

1. R.   It is through the pierced Heart of Jesus that the Church was born.

2. R.   What flowed forth from His Pierced Heart was blood and water;  Water for baptism and Blood for the Eucharist.

3. R.  In Baptism we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

4. 

Matthew 16: 18-19

So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ 

5. R.  Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize and to forgive sins.

6. R.  We are given this special sharing in His Divine Life in Baptism.

7. R.  Jesus went to the town of Bethany and ascended into Heaven.

8. R.  Jesus did not leave us; Jesus remains with us in His Divinity and humanity truly present in the Eucharist no less present than the day He walked the earth.

9. R.  When we are baptized and we remain in the state of grace, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us in such a special way.

10. R.  How good is our God that He loves us so much that He gives us this special sharing of His life in Baptism. God gives us Himself in the Eucharist.

Song:  A Song from Jesus

       Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

    

Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles

1.   

Acts 1: 5

'John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’ 

2.   R.  The apostles were so filled with fear after the Ascension that they locked themselves in the Upper Room, and a gigantic wind came and upon them appeared over their heads, parted tongues of fire.

3.   R.  And they began to speak in foreign tongues as the Spirit prompted them to do.

4.   R.  They were transformed from fear to fearlessness and they went out to preach the gospel and people understood.

5.   R.  Holy Spirit, descend upon us, transform our hearts so that we are more and more transformed into the image and likeness of Jesus.

6.   R.   Help us to be transformed from fear to fearlessness to spread the Good News that Jesus has died, and He is risen, and He is with us this day.

7.   R.  Let our hearts be filled with the fire of the Love of God.

8.   R.  Come, Holy Spirit, come and descend upon us. Let the Spirit move within us to lead us more and more to be the children the Father created us to be.

9.    Sing:  The Rosary Song

10.  Sing: Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

    

The Assumption of Mary Into Heaven

1.   R.  Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven.

2.   R.  Think of her joy. Mary is our Mother that walks by our side this very day and guards our way.

3.   R.  Mary is the Spiritual Vessel

4.   R.  Mary is the Singular Vessel of Devotion.

5.   R.  It is through Mary's most pure heart that we will be led to such intimacy with Jesus. The more we unite with Mary and her heart, the more the Holy Spirit can transform us into the image and likeness of Jesus. The closer we are to the image and likeness of Jesus, Jesus leads us to the Father.

6.   R.  Such abundant love that the Trinity has for us. Three Persons in one Divine God: the Spirit loves us so much; the Father loves us so much He gave His only Son so that we may be saved; Jesus gave His life for us. 

7.   R.  Mary press us so tenderly to your Heart. Help us to grow in more and more in our union with you so that we can be forever joined closer and closer to the Heart of Jesus. Spirit descend upon us and transform us more and more into the image of Jesus.

8.  R.  Jesus, lead us ever closer to the Father.

9.   Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

10. Song:  Immaculate Mary

Song between decades: Come Holy Spirit

   

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.   R.  See the big picture: that this is God's world; that our every breath and every heartbeat depend upon Him. 

2.   R.  Make God Number One in your life so you can be ever joined closer and closer to the Trinity and Mary.

3.   R.  There appeared in the sky a woman clothed as the sun; the moon was under her feet and there were twelve stars about her head.

4.   R.  Mary reigns in the courts of Heaven with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

5.  Song:   Hail Holy Queen

6.  R.  God, for all time, how immense is Your Power and Your Might! But You care about the greatest detail for little us that the very hairs of our head are numbered. He ponders the ways of our heart and knows how we feel far better than ourselves. If we realize the immenseness of God and His Power, we realize how fortunate we are that God loves us as He loves us.

7.  R.  God wants such union with us and that is what Heaven is: union with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to be with the saints and angels and Mary. And our union in Heaven depends upon the union we have with Them on earth. Please draw us ever closer to your Heart, Jesus, through your Mother's most loving heart. Holy Spirit descend on us and fill us with the fire of Your love.

8.  R.  Envision the greatness of Heaven. As I gaze at the lights that I see here, there are no words to express those lights I see. And there are no words that we can use that can sufficiently express how Heaven is. It is only in drawing closer and closer to Jesus, that we realize more and more, a little bit of how wonderful heaven is. The Eucharist is such a gift. Jesus wants to be so close to each one of us.

9.  R.  We thirst after His grace, the more we are drawn closer to Him. It is a gift of His grace to deeply love Him. It is this life that our souls crave and long for. Nothing on this earth compares to this life. Jesus loved us so much that He was born a man; that He suffered and died and gave His very flesh and His very blood. Think of giving your own flesh and your own blood for someone. He gave that for each one of us and would do that this very day so that we may have life eternal. God give us the special sharing in His life through baptism. Jesus remains with us in the Eucharist and longs and waits and thirsts for us to come.

10.  Sing:  A Song from Jesus 

Song after last decade:  Come Holy Spirit..
 

Rita commented that Jesus looked "on fire with light". Jesus and Mary appeared.

This rosary was prayed at the beginning of the Shepherds of Christ Meeting. 25-30 people were present. Marty led the rosary.

 

January 11, 1995

Before the Sorrowful Mother Statue

Transcribed from a tape as
Mary appeared in immense light during her daily apparitions.

 

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R.  On the third day Jesus rose from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus.

2.  R.   Jesus died to bring us new life.

3.   R.   Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene. She did not recognize Jesus. He told her not to touch Him and to tell the other disciples. 

4.   R.  Jesus appeared to the apostles in the upper room, and they thought they had seen a ghost.

5.   R.  Imagine their joy at seeing Jesus in His glorified body.

6.   R.  Jesus appeared to the apostles a week later and Thomas was with them and Thomas said he would not believe until he put his hands into Jesus' hands and feet.

7.  
                                   John 20: 29

Jesus said to him:

You believe because you can see me.
Blessed are those who have not seen
   and yet believe.

8.   Sing:  Your Presence Pervades My Soul

9.   R.  God communicates to us in our heart.

10.  R.  We pray to the Holy Spirit to help us know and love more deeply.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ..

   

  

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

1. R.   It is through Baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

2. R.   Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize. Through baptism we receive a special sharing in His life. 

3.  R.  Jesus gave the apostles the power to forgive sins.


Luke 24: 50-53

Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.

4.  R.  And Jesus ascended into Heaven.

5. R.  Imagine how the apostles were awestruck at the sight of Jesus ascending into Heaven; and a cloud took Him out of sight.

6. R.  Jesus remains with us this very day, the same as the day He walked the earth. Jesus is truly present in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist.

7.  R.  It is through His most Precious Eucharistic Heart that we are led to such deep union with Jesus.

8. R.  What flowed forth from His Pierced Heart was blood and water; Blood for the Eucharist, water for baptism.

9.  R.  The Christian is initiated into the mystery of Christ, into his or her role in prolonging the Incarnation, through Baptism.

10.

Romans 6: 3-4

You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life.

       Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ..

   

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  

Acts 1: 5

John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’ 

2.   R.  A gigantic wind came upon them and above their heads there appeared parted tongues of fire.

3.   R.  And they were transformed from fear to fearlessness.

4.   R.  It is the Holy Spirit that transforms our hearts more and more into the likeness of our Beloved Jesus.

5.   R.  The Holy Spirit fills our hearts full of the love of God.

6.   R.  Outpour to us Your gifts; outpour to us Your grace. Mary join us ever closer to your heart so that the Holy Spirit can transform us more and more and more into the image and likeness of Jesus. Jesus takes us to the bosom of the Father.

7.   Song:  Come Holy Ghost

8.                                    

Romans 8: 14-17


All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, 'Abba, Father!' The Spirit himself joins with our spirit to bear witness that we are children of God. And if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, provided that we share his suffering, so as to share his glory.

9.                                   

Romans 8: 5-9


Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things. And human nature has nothing to look forward to but death, while the Spirit looks forward to life and peace, because the outlook of disordered human nature is opposed to God, since it does not submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot, and those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God. You, however, live not by your natural inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the Spirit of God has made a home in you. Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

10. 

Acts 2: 1-4

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ..

   

The Assumption of Mary Into Heaven

1.   R.   Mary is taken body and soul into Heaven.

2.   R.   Mary is one with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3.   R.   Dear Mary, through your Immaculate Heart, take us to the Heart of Jesus. We want to be one with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

4.   R.   The Mother of God was taken up into Heaven.

5.   R.   Do we see with this limited vision? Only see the here and now?

"But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery."  Philippians 3:20-21

6.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

7.  Sing Prayer Glory Be.

8.   R.  What joy to see Mary and Jesus. To embrace God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

9.   R.  What joy to have the beatific vision, to experience the fullness of life — to be united to the Trinity — to know Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

10.  Sing:  Immaculate Mary

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts ..

   

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.   Sing:  Hail Holy Queen

2.  

Revelation 12: 1-2

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.  

3.  R.  Spirit of God, fill our hearts with the fire of Your love so that we may be transformed from fear to fearlessness to go out and preach the Gospel, to do the plan that the Father intended for us. Mary lead us ever closer to the Most Sacred Heart of your Son. Help us to realize the reality of this world: that this world is run by God; that He has the Power and the Might to help us to become selfless and unattached, to allow Him to permeate our beings so that we may be one in Him and operate as He operates through us to spread this immense love of the Most Sacred Heart to this world; to light up this world with the fire of His Love. Through your Immaculate Heart, lead us ever closer and closer to this Heart that is burning and on fire and open to love.

4.   Song:  Eye Has Not Seen

5.   Song:  May the angels lead you into paradise

6.  R.   How abundantly blessed are we that we can share in His Life. God outpours His grace in such abundance when we go to the Eucharist worthily. How abundantly blessed are we that we know the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us if we are baptized and in the state of grace. And the Holy Spirit pours out to us such grace to fill us, to lead us. The Holy Spirit operates in us. He is alive in us.

7.  Sing:  Hail Holy Queen

8.  R.  God loves us so much.

9.  Sing:  Glory and Praise to Our God

10.  Sing:  How Great Thou Art 

Song after last decade:  Come Holy Spirit, fill ...

 

The statue of Our Mother of Sorrows was illuminated from the beginning and became brighter and brighter as we continued. Times that Rita noted that Mary was so filled with light as she appeared — so bright Rita couldn't believe it - no way to describe her face. Mary was so big. The light whitest light ever.

Rita, Cathy, Joe and Marty were present. Marty led the rosary

 

 

January 12, 1995

As Mary Appeared

Mary appeared through the whole rosary. Mary remained after the rosary was finished. 

Joyful Mysteries 

    

The Annunciation

1.  R.  The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked Mary if she would be the Mother of Jesus.

2.  R.  She trusted God always and had such faith. She said yes to the angel.

3.  R.  She was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word became flesh.

4.  R.  Joseph was filled with fear and an angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him to be not afraid.

5.  R.  Joseph loved and supported Mary.

6.  R.  God the Father sent His only Son born a little baby.

7.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

...God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ.

8. 

Colossians 1: 24-28

It makes me happy to be suffering for you now, and in my own body to make up all the hardships that still have to be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church, of which I was made a servant with the responsibility towards you that God gave to me, that of completing God’s message, the message which was a mystery hidden for generations and centuries and has now been revealed to his holy people. It was God’s purpose to reveal to them how rich is the glory of this mystery among the gentiles; it is Christ among you, your hope of glory: this is the Christ we are proclaiming, admonishing and instructing everyone in all wisdom, to make everyone perfect in Christ.

In Christ, God tells us about Himself, about His inner life, about His plan of creation and redemption.

9.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so deeply overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human race back to the Father in the Spirit.

10.  Song:  O Holy Mary

Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.        

Christ came, then, for a double purpose, or rather for a single purpose that has two facets. He was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence.

  

The Visitation

1.  R.  Mary went to the hill country to visit her cousin Elizabeth.

2.  R.  When Elizabeth saw Mary, the child in her womb leapt for joy at the sight of Mary and Jesus in Mary's womb.

3.  R.  Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice the Magnificat.

4.  Song:  My Soul Rejoices

5.  R.  Jesus is no less present this day in the Eucharist than He was in Mary's womb. He is in the Eucharist in His Divinity and humanity and He waits and longs for us to come and to be with Him and to share our time with Him and our love with Him.

6.  R.  God is so good that He sent His only Son to be born a man into this world for love of us.

7.  R.  God, in all His Power and Might, tends to the tiniest details of our life. Our very hairs are numbered and He ponders the ways of our heart with such love and with such care. He knows us far better than we know ourselves.

8.  R.  He gave to us His very own Mother to be our Mother. And she is with us here and she loves us so much.

9.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

Christ has come, then, not to destroy anything that is authentically human, but to perfect it by leading it to a graced fulfillment. This is the meaning of the Incarnation. The more God-like we become through Christ, the more human we become.

10.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.   

As Christians, then, we live in Christ. We have been incorporated into his life, into the mystery of Christ. The mystery of Christ is the Christ event, that is, all the happenings or events of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. We may speak, consequently, not only of the total, unified mystery of Christ, but also of the individual events or mysteries. Christ's mysteries of death and resurrection are central and, in some way, they contain all the other mysteries; but these other mysteries or events also have their own importance.

  

The Birth of Jesus

1.  R.  The little baby Jesus was born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem.

2.  R.  Jesus came into this world, with His head in a manger and He went out with His head on a cross — both in such poverty.

3.  R.  Jesus showed us the way to Him is to pick up our cross and to follow Him, follow in His footsteps. Jesus, a King, born in such poverty. Jesus, a King, died on the cross.

4.  R.  Meditate on the Mystery of Christ's life from the Incarnation to when He ascended into heaven.

5.  R.  Let us imitate Christ in our lives.

6.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

7.  Sing: from song - Oh Come All Ye Faithful

     O Come Let us adore Him
     O Come Let us adore Him
     O Come Let us adore Him,
         Christ the Lord

8.  Sing song:  Angels We have Heard on High

9.  Sing:  Silent Night

10.  R.  Jesus came a little baby, Jesus died a bitter death on the cross, Jesus rose on the 3rd day, Jesus ascended into heaven. Alleluia — He is our Savior!     

  

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  Jesus was taken up to the Temple.

2.  R.  Simeon predicts the sufferings of Jesus and Mary.

3.  R.  And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

4.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

5.  R.  See through the eyes of Mary, Jesus. See His birth through Mary's eyes. See His whole life through Mary's eyes. Stand beneath the cross, see through Mary's eyes See Jesus through Mary's eyes after the resurrection. How well the heart of Mary knows the Heart of her beloved Son.

6.  Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

7.  R.  Mary is so closely united to her Son. To love Jesus is to love Mary, to love Mary is to love Jesus.

    Mary, help me to love your beloved Son.

    Jesus, help me to love Your beloved Mother.

8.  Mary: Turn your lives toward my Son. What do I say to get you to listen? Life on earth is only passing. I appear, I show you my face, you will never comprehend how my Son suffered for love of you! This is the real world, this is the truth that He bled and bled for love of you, that He stood there silently in all the beatings. He accepted this awful treatment. He came to show you the way. I watched my precious little One. I watched and my heart was torn in my chest. I experienced such suffering, watching this massacre of my beautiful Son, for love of you!

9.  Mary: I appear with blood in my eyes. My eyes shed invisible blood during His Passion, to watch Him bleed and be beaten raw by His attackers.

10.  Mary: And what does He ask in return? He asks you to love God and love one another. Do this, for your reward is everlasting life.    

  

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  Be with Joseph and Mary as they look for the child Jesus, their hearts in such pain not being able to find Him.

2.  R.  The Two Hearts, such pure love, Jesus and Mary. Mary's heart invisibly pierced with a sword; Jesus' Heart pierced with a lance. In all love, there is suffering.

3.  R.  Jesus was consumed with love for us to give Himself to His death. He gave the last beat of His Heart — What came forth from His Heart was Blood and water.

They pierced His Heart with a lance and what flowed forth was blood and water, the sacramental life of the Church, water for Baptism and blood for the Eucharist. His life, death, and Resurrection live on in the Church this day.  From the Stations

4.  R.  I know a little how He suffered because He loves us so much. Such heartache, to love so much. He is forgotten by so many. How His Heart suffered for those souls He loved that would go to hell. For some very sinful pleasures of the body, some have lost their souls. I experience this suffering before the tabernacle or after receiving the Eucharist in Mass. He suffered immense pain. He suffered for the ignorance of so many. He is truly here this day and in our midst. This is the Son of God, truly present. I feel such connection to His pain suffered in the garden. He suffered so for the indifference, neglect, ingratitude of so many souls. He suffered for the injustices to the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of His greatest love.

5.  R.  He gives Himself and He is rejected. What pain, agonies of the heart. He loves us so much and He is rejected by so many. He is treated coldly and ignored.

    Jesus took on a human body. He loves us so much. He gave Himself, His very flesh and blood that we might have life! He is, this day, ignored. People have made themselves and others their gods. Many who receive Him in the Eucharist, do not realize He is truly present. Some do not have time to spend with Him and learn to know Him. Many of His precious souls know every sports star, they know all about the sport stars' lives but do not have time for the Son of God. Many souls do not have time for Jesus who gave His life for them!

6.  Jesus:  My Mother appears to lead you to My most Sacred Heart.

7.  Jesus:  My children, My Heart waits for you. I am forever loving you with the same burning love. Turn not your backs to Me. I am the Almighty God.  It is through Me you will be saved. If you love and serve Me, you will live in heaven forever and ever.  Alleluia!

8.  Jesus: You are the light that shines in the dark night.

To be My light shining forth to this world you must come and take refuge in My most Sacred Heart. I came as a little Child into your midst. The star shone bright above Me and I entered into this world. I am He Who lights the dark night. You will cast this light to this world if you are fixed in Me. Be the light that shines in the darkness. I am the Light of this world. You are My little lights that shine so deeply into the darkness. My Heart is a burning flame. When you take refuge in My Heart you are a light to the dark world. Come and dwell deeply in My most Sacred Heart, placed there by My most dear Mother.

9.  Jesus: Be as you are called by the Father, to shine forth to this world. I am He Who calls you now to go forth and light up this world with the fire of My most Sacred Heart. The love of the one, triune God, is that which powers you. If you are in the state of grace, Our life is so alive in you. You will radiate Our love to this world. My flame of love never falters. Take shelter from every affliction in My Sacred Heart.

10.  Jesus: I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I want to light this world with My love. Let Me shine and operate from you. Pray My Prayer for Union with Me. Offer yourself totally to the Father with Me in the Holy Spirit at every Mass. Stand under the cross with Mary and give yourself in total surrender to the Father. He has such plans for you. He loves you so much. You are the light that shines in the darkness. Let your light shine and they will see the God Who dwells in your breast. You are so loved, My most precious child. I am Jesus, My Heart is aglow for love of you.

  

R.  How Mary's heart is overflowing for love of us, her beloved children, that she remains with us, by our side as Our Most Loving Mother.

Holy Spirit transform us more and more in the image of Jesus.

Sing:  Come Holy Spirit  

 

Some of these meditations at the end of the rosary were from Blue Book IV added later at the direction of Jesus.  Some through out the rosary were from Response to God's Love at the direction of Jesus.

 

January 13, 1995

I Provide Five Books

Jesus:  My dear children,
    I have provided you with five books of My love letters to be circulated and used in your Shepherds of Christ meetings.

    When you begin to realize I am using this as an instrument to enkindle the love of My most Sacred Heart and My Mother's Heart in the hearts of My children the world over, hearts will be turned to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. These messages need to circulate and be promoted. This is the mighty medicine to turn hearts to the ardent on-fire love of My most Sacred Heart. You do not realize how you stumble and wonder and look for your answers and your answers are in these letters. When people's hearts are filled with the love of Our two Hearts, they will operate from burning love. You do not know the might of God. People whose hearts are being fed by the Eucharist operate with burning love in their hearts! People in love with God will find a way to get the job accomplished.

    It is prayers and deep love of God that will make this Movement flourish. All My members are apostles to spread the ardent love of My most Sacred Heart and My Mother's Heart. It is through these letters, personal love letters from My Heart to their hearts that they will more and more realize the immense love I have for them. My love is the answer. Hearts on fire with My love operate with My might.

    The Prayer for Union with Jesus is a key to turning hearts to My love. It should be prayed daily. My songs are My songs of love for each precious soul. You look, you try, and I am giving you your answer here. None of you can realize the power of one soul filled with the love of Jesus. One person can move a mountain if Jesus is operating in him. You need to totally surrender, to turn your wills and lives over to My most Sacred Heart and My Mother's Heart.

    The Spirit will move your members when members are praying fervently to Him. You cannot accomplish this task without deep union with Jesus. Through the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit given to you through Mary's intercession, you will lead your members when you circulate and support these messages.

    I am Jesus Christ. I am giving you My letters of love for the souls. I thirst for, I long for, I want to unite with a soul in love with My Eucharistic Heart to light the world with the force of My love! You cannot do this job without the power of My love. I beg you to circulate these letters of My love. I beg you to pray the rosary with these meditations. The power is in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. The Eucharist is being attacked this day. I beg you to listen to and spread these messages. Your answers are given in My messages to you.

    Turn your wills and lives over, pray in front of the tabernacle, meditate fervently on the rosary. Keep attending daily Mass and receiving the Eucharist. Your love will grow and your job will become much easier as you surrender yourself to Me. Consecrate your hearts to My Heart and My Mother's Heart. Pray the Prayer for Union with Me. I love you. I am the Chief Shepherd of the flock.

          

 

January 13, 1995

Feast of St. Hilary


This rosary was transcribed from a tape as Jesus and Mary appeared.

Sorrowful Mysteries 

  

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  See our Beloved Savior in the Garden. Be with Him in the darkened night. The agonies that were His greatest agonies were those to His most Sacred Heart.

2.  R.  Jesus saw before Him all the sins of all men for all time.    

3.  R.  Jesus' Heart was overwhelmed with love for each soul for all time.

4 . R.  Jesus saw all the suffering that He would experience.

5.   R.  With full knowledge of everything that He would experience through the Passion all the way to His brutal death on the cross, He allowed this to happen to Him because He loved us so much.

6.   R.  We give so little to one another and we count the cost. Jesus truly gave His life, He gave His flesh, He gave His blood, He gave His all, and He gave it because it was the Father's Will and because He loves each one of us so much that He would do it for us this very day.

7.   R.  Think of how it is to love someone so much and to be treated with coldness and rejection. Jesus is Love, and He saw before Him each and every precious soul that He loved. And He knew all the souls that would neglect Him to their own destruction; that they would be condemned forever to everlasting damnation.

8.  R.  To say that His Heart is a burning furnace of endless love is not to even say sufficiently the love that He has for us. We cannot even imagine anything of the true love that He has.

9.  R.  Jesus suffered so much agony in the Garden that His sweat became as great drops of blood on the ground. 

10. Jesus:  I love you, I love you, I love you.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

  

The Scourging at the Pillar

1.  R.  Jesus loved Judas so dearly and Judas betrayed Him with a kiss.

2.  R.   They led Jesus away. They pulled His hair, and they hit our Precious Jesus on His face.

3.  R.  They tied Jesus so cruelly to a pillar. 

4.  R.  And they whipped Jesus. His once unblemished back was now covered with deep wounds. They had whipped Him to their own exhaustion.

5.  R.  See the darkened room and hear the sounds as they hit Jesus so hard.

6.  R.  With full knowledge of everything that Jesus would suffer, Jesus withstood all of this treatment because He loved us so much. 

7.  R.  Jesus withstood these blows for each and every soul. He withstood these blows to His most precious body for love of me and for love of you and for love of all our brothers. He stood as they tore His flesh because He loved each and every soul with a personal love.

8.  R.  How can I not love my brother when I realize that my brother was created by God the Father with the greatest love, with the greatest uniqueness; that God the Father created my brother with a special plan; and that Jesus stood at the pillar and allowed them to tear His flesh because He loved my brother.

9.  R.  Jesus is Love. He took on a human nature so that He could show us the way; so that we could look at His life and meditate on these mysteries of the rosary, all fifteen mysteries, and see how Jesus lived so we can more and more imitate the lives of Jesus and His most Beloved Mother. 

10.  R.  When they hit Jesus and they persecuted Him and they scourged Him at the pillar, He loved those who treated Him this way.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crowned With Thorns

1.  R.  They pounded into Jesus' most Precious Head a piercing crown of thorns. See the blood as it rolls down Jesus' face. He loved us so much that Jesus withstood all of this treatment. Jesus shed His Most Precious Blood that we could be saved.

2.  R.  Think of how it is when you see someone bleed, someone you love so dearly. Jesus truly shed His blood, bright red blood, for love of each one of us.

3.  R.  And Jesus asks us for two things: to love Him and to love one another.

4.  R.   How much do I love Jesus? When He asks me in my heart to tell others of His love, how will this hurting world know of the love of God if I do not stand up for the love of God.

5.  R.  How many times does Jesus call us to show love to those who are not very nice to us. Following Him a lot of times is doing the hardest thing that we do not want to do. But He showed us the way. They pounded the thorns so harshly into His head. They spit on Him, they hit Him, they mocked Him; and Jesus sat, God, the Son of Man, and withstood all this treatment because He loves each one of us so much. This is the love that He came to show us. He is Love. He asks us to love as He showed us the way. 

6.  R.  Jesus wants such union with us. He longs for us to come and to sit with Him in front of the Tabernacle. But I cannot unite with Him unless I come with a pure heart. I must rid myself of hate and anger. To unite with love, I must love. 

7.  R.  Jesus' greatest agonies were the agonies that He suffered to His most Precious Heart because He loved those so dearly who spit on Him, who pounded the thorns into His head. He loved those who hollered slanders at Him. He loved as He loves each soul this day with His most Sacred Precious Heart. 

8.  Sing:  Crown Him With Many Crowns

9.  Sing:  At the Cross Her Station Keeping

10. Sing:  The King of Glory

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus Carries His Cross    

1.  R.  Jesus stood with His hands tied and they poked at Him, With their mean and ugly faces, they hollered and they condemned our Precious Jesus to death - death on a cross. 

2.  R.  They put a heavy cross on His shoulder and He walked with the weight of this heavy cross and it felt as if His shoulder would break through to the ground.

3.  R.  There is suffering in love. Jesus comes with His most Sacred Heart ablaze and on fire for love of us. Mary is His Loving Mother. She stands by His side. The baby that she once held in her arms, now she sees Him as He walks on Calvary covered with blood.

4.  R.  Mary, His Loving Mother, could not help Him. Mary stood by with her heart torn in her chest and watched Her Beloved Son as He struggled with the cross laden with the sins of the world. She stood by with her heart pierced with a sword.

5.  R.  And Their eyes peered into each other's. The oneness between this Son and His Mother. The Hearts that were overwhelmed with love:  His most Sacred Heart as He went through this Passion was so full of love for each one of us, and her heart suffering so much agony.

6.  R.  Whenever there is love, there is suffering. His Heart was pierced with a lance, her heart was pierced with a sword.

7.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary  

8.  R.    See through Mary's eyes all the suffering her Beloved Son endured for love of us. And she comes this day and she asks you to turn your hearts to hearts that are pure hearts that are full of love; to answer His call to love for Him to this world. To not say no. To think first of the most ardent love of His most Sacred Heart and the love of her Immaculate Heart. To think of Him as He hung on the cross out of love. This is the love that He had for us and He asks us to take a stand today. A stand in this cold world that is hurting, and to show the love as He showed us the way.

9.  Mary:  When they persecute you stand up for the love of My Beloved Son. He loved you so that He hung on the cross for three agonizing hours and gave His most Precious Blood and His flesh for you. My Son wants you in this world to carry the cross, to love those who are hurting, to stand up for the love of God.

10. Song:  Lord Let Me Walk this Lonesome road with you!!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  If you see through the eyes of Mary as she watched Her Son, watched His hands nailed to the cross; if you see through the eyes of Mary as Her Son was raised high on the cross. How can we say no to little things like showing His love and standing up for what we know He wants us to stand up for today. 

2.  R.  Mary calls us here. Mary calls us here today to be the soldiers to spread the love of His Most Sacred Heart and her Immaculate Heart. These are the Two Hearts brimming over with greatest love to the point that Mary suffered by Jesus' side and He hung on the cross to His death. This is love that He gave for each one of us and He calls us to love this day no matter how hard it may seem. If we look at Him as He hung on the cross, how can we deny Him this request to love those who are hurting?

3.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, through Mary our Mother, transform our hearts more and more into the image of Jesus and lead us ever closer to the love of our Beloved Father.

4.  R.  Holy Spirit, transform us from fear to fearlessness as you did with the Apostles so that we have the courage to stand out and spread this love of God in this world in which many are godless. Mary is calling us this day to pray to the Holy Spirit to have the courage to spread the love of God, to be the apostles of the Most Sacred Heart; and she is forever by our side. She says to see through her eyes the love that Jesus Christ has for you. Life is so short. I call you this day to pray for courage, to be an apostle, to spread the love of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to a hurting world.

5.  R.  Jesus hung for three agonizing hours on the cross and His Beloved Mother stood beneath the cross, her heart torn within her chest. The child that she once held and now she stands under His cross and watches Him as He dies.

6.  R.  It is through the love of these Two Hearts that we are filled up with love to love this hurting world.

7.  R.  As Mary held the child Jesus in her arms, she now holds the lifeless body of Her Beloved Son. But death has no power over Jesus for on the third day He rose from the dead to bring us life that we may have life eternal.

8.  R.  Mary asks you to answer her call that when it is hard to love those who are persecuting you, to see beyond their anger and their hatred and to see the child that God the Father created with such love; to see the person that is hurting and needs the love of God. You are His soldiers to spread the love of His Heart. If you do not touch those who are in pain, they will not receive His love this day, for He places you ever closer to these people to give His love to them for Him.

9.  Jesus:  As I died on the cross for you, I ask you to give of yourself this day in this world to love your brothers. Your brothers are those I died for. Can you say no? See Me hanging on the cross for love of you and each soul. 

Sing:  I am the Bread of Life

10. Sing: One Bread One Body

Song after last decade:  A Song from Jesus

 

Rita stated that Our Blessed Mother appeared in great light throughout the entire rosary. Jesus appeared in great light also.

This rosary was prayed just prior to the prayer service at the Holy Spirit Chapel. Many people were present.

 

January 14, 1995  Holy Spirit Chapel  6:30 a.m.

Rays from the Tabernacle

R.  Jesus is in the tabernacle. I saw rays coming at me. They were pointed at me. There was a light over the tabernacle which pulsated. The candle, the Sanctuary light pulsated.

Jesus said:  This is how My Heart is beating for you. Every second My Heart beating and beating, My Most Sacred Heart on fire, beating for you.

R.  I saw rays off all the candles once in the front of this chapel, all directed at me. This was last summer.

    I had such a presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I could feel the presence of Jesus and Mary all the way down, so overwhelmed with Their presence, I was crying. Someone came in, it was as if I was slapped back into this world. It was the coldest reality, I want it back so much.

    Penetrate My Soul: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I know the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit so deep.
  

Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

   ...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).
    

R.  I know the love of the Holy Spirit. I know this immense love of Father and Son — Fire burning, shooting forth with fire and force, as the Spirit that moves, driven by immense power — transcending power (love power) pouring forth and moving in my being.

    Spirit of love, pour into me.

        Fill me with your fire and your presence.

        Fire in my heart, that burns with Divine love.

    Love from the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    LIFE abundant life, pouring forth and moving with the power of eternal love.

    UNENDING, UNBOUNDED, FORCEFUL AND FULL OF MIGHT — the MIGHT of the LOVE of GOD.

    The fire of this love that filled the Virgin and the WORD was made FLESH

    LOVE of GOD from the Father to the Son from the Son to the Father and I believe in the Holy Spirit who proceedeth from the Father and the Son (from the Creed)

so immense is this love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    SPIRIT of ETERNAL LOVE
                     ETERNAL LIFE.

    SPIRIT of the LIVING GOD
    MOVING

    The love between the Father and the Son and the Son and the Father, and I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life: who proceedeth from the Father and the Son. (from the Creed)

    It is this Spirit, the Spirit of Eternal Love, on Fire, that filled Mary and the WORD was made Flesh, Jesus Christ the Son of God.

    It is this Power from the Holy Spirit, this Might that filled the apostles, that transformed them from fear to fearlessness.

    This Spirit is life, it is Love of the Father for the Son and the Son for the Father, brimming over on fire and alive.

    The Living GOD, the Son was born into this world. God the Father sent His only Son into this world through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us.

    Jesus, the Son of God, is truly present in His Divinity and humanity, this day in the Eucharist — God is with us in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, with us, the same as the day He walked this earth. And He dwelt among us and remains with us in His Body and Blood this day.

    Oh Holy GOD, who are we that You love us so much. But You oh God are love, You created man in an act of love. We are creatures of Your love, but sin entered the world and we were tainted by this sin of Adam. Our human natures created out of Your love is damaged by the sin of Adam.

    It is in baptism we become children of God and heirs of heaven and receive a special sharing in Your life.

    Oh Divine Life, oh Holy Life,

        Oh God fill us with Your Love.

        Oh Your LOVE poured forth into us.

    To be wrapped in the arms of love.

    It is the Spirit that transforms us more and more into the image of Jesus, as we grow in greater union with Mary our model, the Spirit transforms us more and more into Jesus' Image.

    Jesus in turn leads us to our beloved Father.

    It is through Jesus we are led to the Father.

    Spirit of GOD move in my being, fill me with Your life, fill me with Your love, so I can more and more become like Jesus.

    Oh Jesus lead me to the Father.

    Mary is a human person, she is sinless, she is untainted by original sin. I can model myself after her, she is most like me, except she does not have original sin.

    My human nature has been tainted or damaged.

    Baptism frees us from original sin, but we have weaknesses from original sin.

    To model myself more and more after my Mother, untainted by original sin and to lead me more and more into the image of Jesus.

    Jesus takes us to the Father. Jesus came to show us the way. He is GOD! He took the nature of a man. We can relate to GOD through the Person, Jesus Christ.

    Oh Sweet Jesus, that You came to save us from our sins.

    It is through You we are restored to new life. Through baptism we are made children of God and heirs of heaven.

    Oh Mighty Lord, our dear Father, that You care for us, that You loved us so much that You created us in Your own image and likeness.

    We are made Your heirs to the heavenly kingdom if we love and serve You as You want through Your Son Jesus Christ, conceived in the womb of Mary through the Holy Spirit.

    Oh God that You gave to us Your Son Jesus Christ, incarnate in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Hebrews 1: 1-2  

At many moments in the past and by many means, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets; but in our time, the final days, he has spoken to us in the person of his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the ages.

    Oh God that You gave to us a spotless virgin, our Mother, Mary sinless, Our Mother so we can model our lives after her.

    Oh God that You created us out of love, but all You create is out of love, since You are love and all You do is an act of love.

    NOTE:  Is it not fitting children should be conceived out of love of their mom and dad in marriage.

Jesus:  Love to you My Beloved child, love that I impart to you My grace to share more fully in My life. My grace I give to you in abundance. Tape this lesson and listen over and over, remember the moments when I infuse into you special gifts which  help you understand with clarity insight into My Divine Mysteries — insight about sharing in My life.

    I am Jesus, your beloved, yet you comprehend so little My immense love for you. I give you this knowledge with greatest love, My beloved little child, you will grow in wisdom and love of God more and more.

    Keep your heart forever pure and focused on My immense love for you. Live in My Heart totally resting there, go to My Mother as her little child and be held close to her breast. She will lead you closer and closer to Me.

    Oh little loved child, sing and play for this world, My great songs of love.

    It is in your music and your speech you will touch so many of My beloved hearts, I love so dearly.

    I love, I love, I love, I am love. Do you hear Me My child. Do you feel My immense love and gifts I pour out to you. I am talking to you, but you must deliver this message of My love to this world.

    I talk to you because I love you so, but as I love you, I love each and every soul. I am depending on you to tell them how My Heart is an endless furnace of burning love, beating with deepest love for them. I love you this way, as you experience and know this Divine Love I have for you, I want you to tell this world I love them. I love each soul this tenderly. The poorest beggar I love with the tenderest love.

    Oh my child, do not be distracted by this. I leave you not dear one. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God and it is in realizing My presence you will spread My love to this world.

   

January 14, 1995

Mary appeared in the whitest light — her face came so alive in the statue
as I received the meditations. Also Jesus appeared.

Glorious Mysteries

Resurrection

1.  R.  These are the Glorious Mysteries. Christ, who was locked up in a tomb for three days, a lifeless body, rose on the third day to bring us new life.

2.  R.  In Baptism, we become children of God and heirs of Heaven. He gave to the Apostles before He ascended into Heaven, the power to baptize so that we may have a special sharing in His life.

3. 

Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

   ...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

4.  R.  God, in His Goodness, created man out of love. God is love. We were created out of love.

5.  R.  But sin entered the world through Adam and so Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to the earth to save man from sin. Baptism frees us from original sin, but we still have weaknesses to sin.

6.  R.  Jesus rose on the third day and He appeared to His Mother St. Ignatius says. Think of the joy in her heart for her to see the glorified body of her Son after she had held His lifeless body taken down from the cross only three days before.

7.  R.  This is the glory of this mystery: that Jesus Christ, once dead, has risen.

8.  R.  Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Now He remains with us this very day in the Eucharist.

9.  R.  Jesus gives us a special sharing in His life through baptism.

Song: I am the Bread of Life

10.  R.  Jesus gave to the Apostles the power to forgive sins; a priest can forgive our sins. A person dead in sin can be saved from eternal damnation!  

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

1.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

2.  Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.  John 14: 27

3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.  Luke 24: 50-51

4.  R.  And the Apostles were awestruck in the field below as they saw their Beloved Jesus leave. And they were filled with fear and sorrow to see Him go.

5.  R.  God the Father sent His only Son into the world so that we could be saved.

Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.  Luke 1: 31-35

R.  Jesus is no less present in the Eucharist, today, then He was the day that Mary carried Him in her womb. Jesus is no less present this day in the Eucharist than He was the day He hung on the cross. Jesus remains with us with the greatest love in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist.

6.  R.  Jesus promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to descend upon them.

The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.  Luke 1: 31-32

R.  Mary shouted out in a loud voice the Magnificat. The Holy Spirit would descend upon these apostles who had locked themselves in the upper room out of such fear because their Beloved Jesus had gone.

7.  R.  Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, in Emmaus, He sat with the Apostles and He broke bread.

8.  R.  There is such love between the Father and the Son and the Son and the Father. I believe in the Holy Spirit who proceedeth from the Father and the Son (from the Creed). It is the fire of this Love of God that comes forth. The Holy Spirit fills us. Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your Love so we may more and more realize the immense love between the Father and the Son.

9.  R.  God dwells within us in a special way if we have been baptized and remain in the state of grace. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit dwell within us.

10.  R.  As our heart beats and as we breathe, God is so close to us with His immense burning love, always in love, in deepest love with us.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles

1.  R.  The Apostles had locked themselves in the upper room and there was a gigantic-like wind, and there appeared over their heads, parted tongues of fire.

2.  R.  And they were transformed from fear to fearlessness.

3.  R.  And they went out to speak and all understood.

4.  R.  Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of the Love of God and fearlessness to preach the good news of Jesus. Fill us so that we have the courage to spread this love of God to this world this day.

5.  R.  Holy Spirit fill us with fire. We beg You to fill us with Your light and Your fire so that we can radiate to this world and tell the world about the love of God.

6.  Song:  Come Holy Spirit

7.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, transform our heart more and more into the image of Jesus and lead us ever closer to the Father.

8.  R.  Mary help us to join so tenderly with your heart so that the Holy Spirit can transform us more and more into the image of Jesus, your Beloved Son.

9.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

10.  Sing:  Glory, Glory, Glory Lord

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

   

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

1.  R.  Mary remained on the earth many years after Jesus ascended into Heaven.

2.  R.  Think of the immense joy of Mary to be reunited with Her Most Precious Son.

3.  R.  Mary is the singular vessel.

4.  R.  We are here to unite with God. It is through Mary that we unite ever closer to the Trinity.

5.  R.  Mary is our model. She was a human person. She was created without sin to be the Mother of Jesus. We can more closely imitate Jesus by watching Mary and how she lived her life.

6. 

John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life.  

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.  from Tell My People

7.  R.  Mary, we intercede to you to help us to grow in greater union with the Holy Spirit. We want to be transformed more and more into the image and likeness of Your Precious Son.

8.  R.  Mary is our Mother, Mary is the Mother of the Church. Mary, who mothered Jesus with such love, mothers us with this love this day.

9.  R.  Mary's heart is sinless. Mary loves us so much. If we follow Mary, if we study her life, we will be led more and more into what God wants us to be.

10.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

    

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  Song:  O Holy Mary

2.  R.  Mary, the Mother of God conceived the child Jesus within her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit. Mary raised Jesus as a child. Mary walked with Him through His Passion and watched Him die on the cross. Mary saw Him after the Resurrection and saw Him ascend into Heaven. Now she is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.

3.  Revelation 12: 1

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

4.  R.  Mary is Queen in Heaven with her Beloved Son and the Father and the Holy Spirit, with the angels and saints.

5.  R.  Mary is Mother of the Church.

6.  Philippians 2: 6-11

   Who, being in the form of God,
   did not count equality with God
   something to be grasped.

   But he emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   becoming as human beings are;
   and being in every way
      like a human being,
   he was humbler yet,
   even to accepting death,
      death on a cross.

   And for this God raised him high,
   and gave him the name
   which is above all other names;

    so that all beings
    in the heavens, on earth
       and in the underworld,
   should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
    and that every tongue should acknowledge
    Jesus Christ as Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

7.  Song:  Eye Has Not Seen

8.  Song:  May the Angels lead you into Paradise, may the martyrs greet you on your way, may you see the face of the Lord this day. Alleluia, alleluia.

9.  R.  Our soul craves union with God. The little we know here is little compared to what we will know in Heaven.

10.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

Song after last decade:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.    See Mary and Joseph as they take the child Jesus to the temple. And Simeon greets them and so thrilled to see the child Jesus, but prophesies the sufferings of Jesus and Mary. From that point on, every time Mary beheld her Beloved Son, she had before her the prophecy of Simeon. She knew when she looked at her child that He would suffer. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph and Mary were awakened in the night to flee with the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   Joseph and Mary: their hearts were in such sorrowing to lose the child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   And Their eyes peered into one another's on Calvary. In that peering look is the summation of Their lives from the time that Mary conceived Jesus in her womb to the look when They beheld each other on the way to Calvary. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   See Mary as she stands under the cross; her Beloved Son hangs against the darkened sky. His body is withered. There is not a breath left to His body; there is not any blood left in His veins and she watches for three agonizing hours as He slowly dies. She calls out to us today to spread the love of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who gave His life that all men might know His love and that they can live eternally in Heaven. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

6.  Mary holds Jesus' lifeless Body under the Cross.   He was dead in body, but He rose on the third day. She held her Beloved Son as she held Him as a child. She now holds His battered, bruised, bloodied body in her arms; her heart torn in her chest. This is Our Beloved Mother that Jesus gave to us on the cross. Think of holding your own child lifeless in your arms. She watched Him die and now she holds Him so close to her. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

7.  Jesus is Placed in the Tomb.   And they laid Him in a tomb and she saw where they laid Him. And then they pushed the stone up against the tomb. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

Song:  A Song from Jesus

Song:  To Jesus Heart All Burning

Song:  I Love You Jesus

    

Mary appeared in the whitest light — her face came so alive in the statue as I received the meditations. Also Jesus appeared. Rita, Cathy, Marty were present at the rosary.

    

January 15, 1995

My Spiritual Director

R.  My dear spiritual advisor,

    You are truly shining in this world with the love of Jesus in your heart.

    Thank you for saying yes to Jesus and Mary.

    I am so grateful to Jesus for you.

    You have taught me so much about God. I love God and Mary so much, this means more to me than I can ever say in words.

    Thank you for all your patience and love and for being there.

    You truly are giving His love to this world. He is acting through you .

    You have truly changed my life and helped me to love God and love others so much more.

    May Jesus pour out His abundant graces on you, May the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever dwell in such union with you. May you forever feel deeper and deeper the love of the Two Hearts, so one day you will be so joined with a deep union with Them in heaven.

I love you,

Rita

      

John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life. 

 

Philippians 2: 5-11

Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus:

   Who, being in the form of God,
   did not count equality with God
   something to be grasped.

   But he emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   becoming as human beings are;
   and being in every way
      like a human being,
   he was humbler yet,
   even to accepting death,
      death on a cross.

   And for this God raised him high,
   and gave him the name
   which is above all other names;

    so that all beings
    in the heavens, on earth
       and in the underworld,
   should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
    and that every tongue should acknowledge
    Jesus Christ as Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

  

John 1: 14

The Word became flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

 

January 15, 1995

Goodness of God

R.  My heart is overwhelmed to tears for His goodness to be born a man and die for us.

    And people are so indifferent. I feel His presence and realization of this so intense in my whole being, I am ecstatic and sorrowed by the ignorance.

    I see so clear more and more and experience His presence which fills me with such emotion, I scarce can breathe.

    Oh the goodness of God to become a man for love of us.

    I just have His presence so keen in me, it makes me shake to realize what is going on, I tremble, I cry, I am in awe, I am in ecstasy, there are not words to say the way I feel, there are not words to describe the Divine. I feel oneness with God in my whole being that is ecstatic. He humbled Himself and took the nature of a man, like us. His goodness is inexpressible.

  

 

January 15, 1995 - Fr. Carter's Birthday

 Jesus:  My beloved priest son,

    You bring such joy to My Most Sacred Heart.

    You are My chosen one to spread this devotion, the devotion of Our 2 Hearts to this hurting world.

    It is through your efforts, your hard work and commitment to Me that this world will know the love of Our two Hearts.

    I forever ask you to remain so close to Me, as I long so for your love.

    It is in your tenderness and commitment to My Heart and My Mother's Heart you will touch the hardest hearts.

    You are specially anointed to do My work and to spread My love to this hurting world.

    Oh My beloved one, how deeply I love you and want to draw you ever closer to Me. You are truly My beloved priest-son.

    I pour out My gifts to you in such abundance. I am Jesus, your most precious Sacred Heart, I write to you with My burning love for you.

    I love you, Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock

  

A Message for Fr. Carter on his birthday from Mary

January 15, 1995

Mary:  My dear beloved priest-son,

    I offer to you such abundant love on this your birthday.

    I am your most loving mother, how tenderly I press you to My chest and lead you to the Heart of my beloved Son.

    I am your loving Mother, I forever walk by your side. I am grateful for all your work to spread the love of my beloved Son Jesus. I thank you for all your books written about me and the devotion to Our two Hearts.

    Oh my dear priest son, how tenderly I love you and watch you. I am forever with you as your most loving mother, forever so close to you.

    Thank you, Thank you, you are receiving such graces to accomplish the task to lead the priests back to the love of Jesus.

    Oh my dear one, I love you so very much.

    I am Mary, your Mother and thank you for responding to my call.

 

January 16, 1995

Love, Love, Love and the visions

R.  Jesus loves us. Jesus wants our love in return. Love to love, do not love to get love back. Love freely. I cannot be angry at any man or it blocks my union with Him. It is in loving we are made whole. He loved those who persecuted Him and put Him to death.

Jesus:  I am love, My way is love, always love.

R.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, to put on Christ we love those who we feel have wronged us or misunderstood us, we LOVE always.

    The fire of the love of the Spirit can melt the cold heart. One soul operating from the love of God, has such power.

    HE IS LOVE! I LOVE TO LOVE not to get things in return.

    Oh Dear Lord fill me, overwhelmed with Your DIVINE LOVE. Oh Burning Heart oh love divine how sweet You are to me. I see the host, I know You're here to love and care for me.

Sing Song:  I Love You Jesus 

 

 

R.  The more I realize the love of God, all Three Persons and Their presence, I am in awe, no words, I am just overwhelmed.

    Overwhelmed with the love of God, but He is love, His love is unbounded.

    The Father sent His only Son into this world to be a man.

    My heart feels as if it will burst.

    Outpour Your grace to know You more and more, for I long and thirst after Thee, ever to be closer and closer united, to have You more, to know You more, to love You more.

    Nothing compares to Your Divine Love —  You live in me. You are alive in others. I seek You. I want to be saturated with Your grace. I search, I seek God. I search for You more and more. YOU ARE MY LIFE.

Song: Your Love is Finer than Life

R.  Jesus feeds me.

Jesus:  I call you to speak.

R.  If you had a house and the generator went out, you would repair the generator.

    But the power is in the Eucharist, the power is in the tabernacle and some are removing it and putting it in the corner.

 

     

 

   

 

  

January 17, 1995

The Power is in the Eucharist

Jesus speaks: My dear child, these messages will turn hearts to the Eucharist. I am Jesus Christ, Son of God. I will light this world with the love of My Eucharistic Heart through My Mother's Heart.

    The power is in the Eucharist! The Eucharist will enkindle in hearts the union needed to turn this world to Me. Pray the Prayer for Union with Me. I am Jesus. I am your Savior. I came to the earth to save men from their sins. I come now in these letters to tell all souls of My unfathomable love for them. Do not underestimate the souls that will be lost because they did not know My love.

vision     Your life here is short. Every moment is so important to spread My love to a world that is hurting. These letters will instill in hearts My burning love. Through My grace I will touch the souls who read these letters. I am love. I operate from love. I am an endless abyss of love, burning divine love, on fire for love of each beloved soul.

    I ask you to take Me seriously. I am calling out an alert to publish and circulate these letters to the hurting souls. Your chapters will be joined closer and closer to My Heart when you circulate these letters and rosary meditations. My Mother is appearing as Our Lady of Light. We are giving these meditations to draw souls into the mysteries of our lives, to draw souls to the Eucharist and draw them ever closer to Our Hearts.

    Your job will become easier when the power that powers you is the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, when souls are joined in union with My Heart and that of My Mother. I am allowing Rita to experience such an awareness of My presence in order to tell you of My immense love. I am talking here and I beg you to spread these letters of My love.

    The earth will rock and you will know My power and My might. My power is in the Eucharist. I am forever with you. I pour out My grace to you abundantly in the Eucharist. I pour out My grace to you when you sit with Me in front of the tabernacle. You cannot do this job. Give up your control. Realize the power you will have when you turn yourselves over to the Almighty God. I can rock this earth with My power. You put up walls, blocking My messages. I have knocked down the walls. My messages need to circulate. This world is hungry for My love. These are My letters of love to enkindle in men's heart the love that will light up this world.

    Your Church will be a Church beating with the love for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, through the Heart of Mary. This is the mighty medicine to turn men's hearts on fire for love of God. I beg you to heed My words. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am speaking to you this day. I want these letters to be circulated and published. Do not delay, men's souls are at stake. I love you so much. I gave My Flesh and Blood for you. I give Myself to you this day. I give you My Body and Blood. Come to Me. My children, My Heart is burning and waiting to give you My Divine love in abundant proportions! I am Jesus. Please circulate and publish these letters and rosary meditations. I love you. Jesus

 

 

Messenger: Before the 17th meeting in January of 1995, I had received the following vision when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. It was either late December, 1994 or early January, 1995. I drew the picture in the notebook.

    It looks as follows:

vision
when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains

    The face was flesh colored, but I could not see the features. The gown was white with a square neck.

    The next day Jesus told me it was Father Carter. This vision along with another vision I had received about the same time appeared on the 17th book in January 1995.

    The other vision was a church that looked similar to our church in China, Indiana, and in the front of the church was a gigantic Host with tremendous light coming forth from it.

    On the cover was a Shepherd and the world.

    The vision of the church looked like this:

vision

    There was a message at this meeting. The message said that THE POWER is in the Eucharist.

 

 

January 18, 1995

Model Yourself after Mary

Jesus:  My child,

    Make your hearts pure. My Mother is a heart that is so pure. Model yourself after her My dear child. You do not know of the sufferings that will befall this earth.

    Ready your hearts for My time is at hand. My child, let go into My arms, let go of anger, hatred, pride, past sins, purify your hearts, go to confession. Your heart should be free for union with Me.

    As I live and dwell in your heart, I will be closer to a pure heart. Your hearts must be free of anger from years past. Any anger toward any man blocks your union with Me.

    Be of a clean heart, wash away all the debris in your heart.

    As you breathe and live, live only as the Father wills you to live. Come to Me and be in union with Me, pray constantly to the Spirit to open your hearts and your minds to the wisdom of God. Oh child, I hate to tell you of the sufferings to befall this earth. You sleep to avoid My notes. Child, child, the time is near. Pray, pray, pray. Pray for the priests, pray to be heard. Your brothers have plugged up their ears and want only their ways. Nothing will shake the blind ones. I am the Almighty God, My power I will use to shake some senseless ones. Oh child, pray and be forewarned. It is your prayers that will help your brothers turn from their ways.

    I am Jesus.

    Pray, pray, pray, the time is near and you will know the Might of God.

    I love you. Jesus

 

 

January 18, 1995 - After Communion 5:45

Radiate My Love to This World

Jesus: I am Jesus, your Savior. Open your hearts to My divine love. If you are filled with My love, you will radiate My love to this world. My power radiates from your being. The more you become one in Me, the more I will operate from you in this world. I am the Almighty Lord. As I live and dwell in you I will operate from you to this hurting world. Put on Christ. Be Christ to one another. Come and be friends with Me.

    Spend time with Me. I came to show you the way. The more you study My ways and that of My Mother, the more you will become like Us. I want to be your best friend. My Mother is your most loving Mother. You become more and more like those you spend time with. I am Jesus. I came to show you the way. Let Me permeate your being and penetrate your soul. Through My Mother’s Immaculate Heart you will be led to great intimacy with Me.

    Let the Spirit fill you with the fire of His love. You will be transformed more and more into MY image. I am love. Be transformed more and more into the person the Father created you to be. You are MY precious chosen ones. Come to Me and be filled with MY divine love. As you are in your heart, so you will be to this world. Be a child of My love, My beloved ones. I am Jesus, I love you.

    

January 19, 1995

Messenger:  One time it was January 19, 1995 I received an experience from God when He read the message January 19, 1994 to me — every word — I cried so hard because I heard Him speak and didn't know why I didn't do more. I was really ashamed I was so afraid when He spoke to me.

 

January 19, 1995

Lift Up Our Minds and Hearts to God

Jesus:  Our Hearts forever beating as one. My child, My child, I live and dwell inside of you at every moment. As you breath I am with you. 

R.  God is with me all the time. He is one in me, I am one in Him.

Such intensity to realize I am united to God.

I never want to go alone, if I remain in the state of grace, He dwells in me in a very special way.

Song:  Now We Remain

R.  I know God dwells in me, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a special way when I am in the state of grace. Mary takes me to the Heart of Jesus.

Song:  I Love You Jesus

R.  Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and our hearts to God.

    Lift our spirits to know more your Divine Love, the Love of the Most High. Forever let us know your Divine Love. Give us vision to know your Divine Will, Holy Spirit help us to see as you lead us to know God's will for us. Oh Spirit of God, enkindle in me the FIRE, FIRE of your love.

    Holy Spirit, mold me, fashion me, into the daughter the Father created me to be. Molding me more and more into the image of Jesus. Holy Spirit transform me in Mary's heart to be more like Jesus. Help me to become more closely united to the Divine Master, Our Lord, Our God, oh burning Heart, on fire for love of us.

    Blind men are we, God please pour out your grace in abundance.

    ALLELUIA — Shout songs of jubilation and praise — Jesus is LORD, He is God, He has died and He has risen and He will come again. Alleluia to the one Triune God, shouts of praise and adoration, for He came to me and my heart was filled with His love and I scarce could speak for I knew His presence with me. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!! I am one in Him, He is one in me, I who am so unworthy are given such gifts from the Almighty God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

 

 

January 20, 1995 - After Communion Holy Spirit Chapel

R.  Dear Jesus,

    I love Friday because it is the day you died. It is your day. It is the day you gave your life for us on the cross. You shed your blood so we could get the reward of eternal salvation if we loved and serve the Lord and did God's will.

This is the day which Yahweh has made, a day for us to rejoice and be glad.  Psalm 118: 24

    Unto you oh Lord I lift up my soul. Nothing can ever keep me from you. My soul lives in you.

    As I live every moment, you live in me. My whole self is permeated by Your presence within me. As I live, I live in you, I love in you, I am in you, my beloved Savior.

    I want deeper and deeper oneness in you — to know you a little is to want you more, until I am joined forever with you in the courts of heaven in union, forever and ever without end in the deepest union.

    To you oh Lord, I cry out. I want to be closer to you, closer and closer, forever to know and love you more and more, so that my soul will constantly sing such praise to Your holy name.

    I am, only as I am in you. You are my all, you are my life. My life exists in you.

    Union, oneness, this union which spills out in such love for all my brothers who are one in You. In the sacrament of the Eucharist we are more deeply one with each other. 

    Help me to know and love you in others. Help me to see in every person the creation of the Father, to see the God that lives in my brothers.

    Help me to love you more deeply by loving them.

    How can I not love my brother when you are in them.

    Help me to see with the eyes of your love, let my heart swell with love. Fill my soul. The souls were created by the Father. God lives in us. We are temples of the Holy Ghost.

    Help us to know the Trinity more and more Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    Jesus shed His blood for each and every soul. Help me to see as you want me to see with the eyes of love, to love with a heart filled with your Divine love within me. Draw me ever closer in union with You so I may say on this my last day, I have Lord, lived my life for you, with you and in you, my precious adorable LORD.

    I felt such oneness with Him in Mass. I am no longer alone and afraid, as I think minute by minute I am one with Him.

    God lives in me — 

    I am no longer alone, at every second His presence permeates My being, as I breathe I am aware of His presence within me, as my heart beats He is here.

    Second by second I know He lives in me.

What a gift. God lives in me. I am transformed into such honor, for He, the Almighty One, dwells within my unworthy soul.

    I am raised to such heights for He is worthy of all honor and praise. The Divine God is all Powerful. The Divine God dwells in me.

    To you, Lord, I lift up my soul.    

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

God is in me, such a gift. I am honored. I give praise to our God who has raised us to such heights with His presence. Alleluia!

 

January 22, 1995

My Beloved Priests

January 22, 1995 Sunday — A little child took Jesus out of his mouth after communion - looked at him and laughed.

Sing:  Like a Shepherd

R.  He did not poke and criticize His beloved sheep, He held them close to His Heart. What would He do to His beloved spouse? What did He do on Calvary, did He argue, did He fight back, what did He say when they spit on Him and crowned Him with thorns, did He utter one word, back to their insults. Always love, His way is the way of love. He came to show us the way.

Jesus:  My beloved priest sons are My chosen ones, they represent Me to this world. Would I put them up for ridicule and public criticism?

R.  Those sheep who have wondered, He tenderly pursues, each lost sheep, He hastens to give them His love. What did He do to the lost son? He gave him from His abundance.

    What of the mouth of Jesus, He who is love, He who loves His priests with a Heart burning for love of them, He who suffered so much anguish to His adorable Heart all through the passion. Did He complain? He was silent. They poked at Him with angry faces, they tied Him, they hit His face, they whipped Him, always love. He responded with love, He remained in peace because He knew the Father's love.

    The Church is suffering, priests are suffering in this world, they are not honored.

Jesus:  What of My beloved priests, I give to them the power to change bread and wine into My body and blood. I give them the power to baptize and forgive sins. They who are so, so dear to My Heart. Pray for your priests, pray for their return to their love of Jesus, pray, pray, pray.

    Satan is aimed at the priesthood of the Catholic Church. He wants to wipe out the Eucharist. The power is in My Eucharistic Heart. Satan is crafty, satan will do anything to cause division. Satan will do anything to cause confusion. Satan will do everything to stop these letters from publication. You have been met with such resistance because you promote My Eucharistic Heart. He knows the power is in the Eucharist.

    Do not underestimate his tactics to cause confusion, do not underestimate his tactics to try to destroy the priesthood.

    I held My lambs close to My Heart. I fed them with My love. My love is enough. It is the fire of My love for the Father. God is one in three, God is burning with unfathomable love for all souls, but for My beloved priests, I am a raging furnace of endless love. Publish this letter that tells of My immense love for them (the priests).

    Tell them how I have chosen them, they are My specially anointed sons, I have given them this commission to represent Me to this world.

    I thirst, I long, I wait, I want so much to give and receive love from My specially anointed sons. Tell them how My Heart is an endless abyss of burning love for them.

    I opened the Blue Book II to March 4, 1994.

You Will Be Fired At!  

Jesus: "The incense is for you, Rita, My little flower. I am with you at this moment. Believe Me, I am here! You will be persecuted for My sake. You must stay steadfast in My love. I am all that matters. You must preach My love. The seeds you plant will save the troubled ones from their own doom. You plant the seeds, I provide the water and the sunlight. You are the sower. I will make the plants grow in the beautiful sun."  Etc.

 

 

January 25, 1995 - Wednesday

Work for Renewal

Jesus:   My dear child,

      I want to give you a message for the world. There will be a time of trials, you must concentrate totally on Me. It is only in time spent alone with Me throughout the day that you will be able to withstand all that will happen. Satan is pressing in at every moment. This message is not for you, it is for every person involved in this renewal. You must be strong, it is time spent in front of the tabernacle, daily Mass and Communion, remaining after Communion and praying the rosary that will sustain you. The efforts you make will affect this world. Satan will try and try to frustrate you and stop you. He does not want you to receive this message.

    The fear you feel now is from him. Cast him out, he knows how to take you from your work. He knows your weaknesses. The Spirit is forever with you. As satan tries to drag you down, the Spirit will build you up with fire and love. Sing, listen to My songs. Sing to the Spirit to fill you with fire. Pray to Him to send you His power to transform you from fear to fearlessness.

    The time is set, you will be fired at My child. You will be tested, you will be tried, you will experience such great union and trust in Me. Nothing can rock you when your heart is forever joined to  My Heart. You will have strength. It will come from your constant resting in Our Hearts.

    You must be strong, know that obstacles will be many, but I am allowing them for greater union with Me. Know that you will be so steadfast in My love that you will be able to do this work and withstand any trial. Give this letter to Fr. Carter. This pertains to all who are involved in this Movement. Your strength is from the Lord. You must go to the tabernacle for your supplies.
You must stay strong to give help to those around you.

    It is the fire of My love that will sustain you. You are My precious children. I am forever loving you and giving you such grace and love. I never go from you. This Movement is so important to the renewal of My Church. You must bind together with one goal to spread devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This is your goal, surrender to Me, be one with Me, let Me operate you. The Church is one body, you need to stay so united. Do not talk about or think any ill thoughts about each other, that is satan to divide you. Pray to My Mother, she mothers you, she mothers the Church. She is with you always.

    The renewal of My Church will majorly come through the Shepherds of Christ Movement. You do not see My plan, it is too big for you to comprehend. You must stay steadfast in My Eucharistic Heart. You will be tried, the devil wants to stop you. It takes the Power of the Almighty God to do this work. You cannot do it without My Power, without My love. Circulate the letters of My love. I will give abundant graces to all who read My messages. I will draw the hearts who read these messages ever closer to My Sacred Heart. The power is in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I am forever on fire for love of My precious souls. Read this message often, you will need the strength it will give you. I am forever by your side. Satan drags you down, the Spirit builds you up. You do not have time for satan's tactics. Focus only on the job at hand, you have much work to do.

    I love you so much.
    I am Jesus your beloved Savior,
    I died for you and I rose triumphant on the third day.
    Death has no power over Me.

        My Power is endless, My love unbounded. I come to you with greatest love, this day, for you My beloved soldiers, battling a fight for My love. It is through your efforts My love will reign in the hearts of men in this world.

    Pray the Prayer for Union with Me.

 

 

Jesus speaks: "This is the picture I want in My messages. When you read these messages, look at My picture and know I love you. These messages are My words of love for each of you."

- Jesus to Rita Ring

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

   

    I LOVE YOU

                Love
                    Jesus

  

January 25, 1995 - Wednesday

The Power is in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

R.  If we are to light up this world with our love we must come from a place of deepest love.

    JESUS WORKS

        He has all the Power.

        Surrender Let Him work in you

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

   

R.  Pray to the Spirit not lip service.

    We are His soldiers in this dark world.

January 25, 1995 - Wednesday

I Am Mighty

Jesus:  My work takes the Power of the Almighty God. You must surrender and be selfless. This is not a little task, you are marching on a world that has become deeply rooted in evil. Can you with your own might dig up these deep roots that are strong and thick? Only through the power of My Eucharistic Heart will you up-root this evil. It is through the heart of My beloved Mother you will carry My endless burning love to this world.

    Love is kind, love is rooted in My Heart. Your world has turned cold, many men's hearts are rooted in evil. Can you Can you do this with your human minds? Can you see clearly as I see the hearts of men, do you see the events past and present, you see only as I allow you to see the big picture. From all time I see, I see heaven, I see the souls that will be lost to eternal damnation, I see the hearts of men, I know deeply their motive, you see with feeble minds, but you attempt to know all things. You need My Vision, you need to see with My Vision. You see as I impart to you My Vision. You must be so rooted in My ways that it is no longer you who act, but I who am acting through you.

    Little men, with little minds, I am the Almighty God, when will you learn that you must surrender to Me and allow Me to do this work.

    You stumble, you falter, you fall, you are backing yourself into walls. I can knock down walls, I am Mighty, I am all Powerful, you cannot do this work on your own. You must be so rooted in Me that it is God who is acting through you.

    Surrender, let go, you hold on so tight, you in your wills think that you can do so much, I can do anything. Let go My little ones, come for your supplies, be connected to My Eucharistic Heart. You will only see the big picture as I impart to you My vision. Your human mind cannot see the big picture. Let go, I have all the Power, I have all the Might, I am the Almighty God. Surrender, Surrender. Pray the prayer for Union with Me. Become one in Me. I want to operate you, I need your surrender. Pray to the Spirit and watch Him move in your hearts.

R.  The mind of man cannot ever see with the vision of God, unless He gives them His vision.

    I am so limited in everything I do, He is Almighty, I love a little, He gives us His all, I must constantly study His ways to be more and more like Him.

    Spirit transform my heart, more and more into the image of Jesus. Spirit move in me to lead me closer and closer into the image of Jesus.

    The more we call on the Spirit, the more we are transformed. The Spirit descended on the apostles. The Spirit is action.

    The Spirit is Divine Power.

    O Holy Spirit, impart to us the vision of God. The Spirit transforms us from blindness into vision.

    Where we are blind, we can now see more and more as the Spirit imparts to us His Vision.

    We are raised to such heights in Him.

    Come Holy Spirit fill us with the fire of Your love, give us Your Vision.

    Oh my Dear God!! I love you.

    We are all blind, many of us do not see that Jesus is truly the Son of God.

    Many do not realize the great gifts we are given in baptism, Holy Spirit come and give us your gifts
    Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

    Set us ablaze with the FIRE of your DIVINE LOVE, BURNING.
    GOD IS MIGHTY.
    God live deeply in us!

     

January 25, 1995
Feast of Conversion of St. Paul

Glorious Mysteries 

The Resurrection

 l.  R.  Jesus was locked in the tomb for three days. On the third day He rose from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus. We suffer. We must stay rooted in God.

 2.  R.  Jesus came that we may have life and have it to the full in heaven.

 3.  R.  God is on fire for love of us. God showed His Might in the resurrection from the dead.

 4.  R.  Jesus went through the Passion. On the third day Jesus rose triumphant from the dead!

 5.  R.  Come Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your Love. Pour out to us Your Divine Love. Fill us with your grace. Help us to be with you eternally in heaven.

 6.  R.  The apostles were full of fear. When they saw Jesus they thought they had seen a ghost.

 7.  R.  Give us Your vision!

 8.  R.  Take the blinders from our eyes so that we may see more and more with the vision of God. As we unite with You, let us see more Your vision.

 9.  R.  We see with such limited vision. You see all men for all times. You see all men's hearts. Let us know Your Plan Oh God. Impart to us greater vision as we grow closer in union to You. Please, Dear Spirit, help us to be one in God so that we can say as St. Paul —

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

R.  God help us spread the gospel.

10.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Ascension

 1.  R.  Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize and the power to forgive sins.

 2.  R.  It is in baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

 3.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them.  Luke 24:50

 4.  Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.  Luke 24:51

 5.  R.  And they were filled with fear and they locked themselves in the upper room to wait the coming of the Holy Spirit.

 6.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

  7.  R.  Out of greatest love for us, Jesus remains with us this day in His Divinity and humanity in the Holy Eucharist.

 8.  R.  This is Jesus Christ, the Son of God! He is our love. He fills us with His grace.

Song:  I am the Bread of Life

 9.  They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, ‘Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.’ So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk;   Acts 1: 10-12

10.  R.  It is through the Holy Spirit we are transformed more and more into the image of Jesus. The more I unite to the Blessed Mother, the more this transformation of the Holy Spirit takes place and I am transformed more and more into the image of Jesus. Jesus takes me to the bosom of the Father.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

 1.  R.  The Apostles were in fear. They were in the upper room with the Blessed Virgin Mary and there came a gigantic-like wind. There appeared parted tongues of fire above their heads.

 2.  R.  The Power! The Might! The Fire of the Love of God descended upon them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. These men that were filled with fear were now fearless. They went into the world and men heard them and the power of the Almighty God was with them, so that all understood what they had said.

 3.  R.  Holy Spirit, come to us! Transform us from fear to fearlessness so that we will be fearless to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For He has truly come into this world - God! God has come into this world!  Jesus has died and Jesus has risen!

 4.  R.  Impart to us the courage to be able to speak in a world where many are godless. Help us to speak the truth for the love of God, for the Burning Heart of Jesus Christ and the love that the Blessed Mother has for each one of us.

 5.  R.  Impart to us Your vision, Oh God, so we can see more clearly with Your Eyes all that we need to see; to understand that which the Father has asked of us to do so that we can more fully comply to His Will, so that we will be to this world the soldiers of the Love of God.

 6. 

John 1: 14

The Word became flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

R.  Mary cried out in a loud voice the Magnificat.

Dear Holy Spirit give us courage to do the work that You have called us to do. Fill our hearts with fire for God that we will do what God the Father has planned for each one of us to do; to spread this love throughout the world of the most tender love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 7.  Song: Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

 8.  R.  Fill our hearts with fire for the Persons of the Trinity. Give us insight into the mystery of the Trinity and greater love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Dear Holy Spirit fill us with fire for love of God.

 9.  R.  Your love is not a little tiny Love.

John 3: 16

          For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life. 

 R.  And You, O Spirit, fill us with fire for the love of God.

10.  Song: Spirit Song

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

 1.  R.  Mary was taken up into Heaven body and soul.

 2.  R.  Mary is to be loved by her children.

 3.  R.  Mary is the singular vessel - she can help us to be more deeply united with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

 4.  R.  We should live for this union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever in heaven. Forever and ever and ever in such deep and loving union with God. This union is dependent upon the union that I have with Them here on earth.

 5.  R.  Jesus cries out to us from the Tabernacle to come and be so close to Him. He longs and thirsts. He wants us to share our love with Him. It is through this union with Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, that we will be led to the Father in deepest union. In Heaven we will forever and ever and ever enjoy this immense loving union with God.

 6.  R.  God gives us a special sharing in His life through baptism.

 7.  R.  Jesus is one with His Mother, Mary. Mary's heart knows the Heart of Jesus so well. From the time of His conception until He ascended into Heaven, Mary was closely united with her Son. Mary wants to take us ever closer to the inner recesses of her Son's burning Heart on fire with love for each one of us!

 8.  R.  Mary, our Mother, at our side always. She walked beside Jesus all through His life. She walked on Calvary. She was there through His sufferings, through His joys. Mary never leaves our side. She is Our Most Loving Mother!

 9.  R.  Mary, help us.

10.   Song: God's Love

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

 1.  R.  Mary, whose heart is so closely united to the Heart of Jesus, who walked with Him all through His life, now reigns with Him forever and ever in Heaven.

 2.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

 3.     

John 3: 16

          For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life. 

 4.  R.  In order to be more like Jesus, we model ourselves after His Mother. She was a human person without sin, the purest heart. We must model our lives after her. We will be more like Jesus.

 5.  Song:  Eye has not Seen

 6.  R.  Help us to see more and more the big picture. Help us to not focus inappropriately on the little details, but to see with the vision of God all that we need to see - to do His work here on this earth - to not be caught up with the little daily things that are in front of our faces - but to see that we are His soldiers marching on a world in which many are godless, many in need of renewal. That it is through our efforts to spread His love to this world that we will help souls to get to heaven.

 7.  Song: May the angels lead you into Paradise

 8.  R.  Mary lead us ever closer and closer to the Most Sacred Heart of Your Son through Your Immaculate Heart. Help us as we go on our way with all the distractions that Satan has put in our path; to not focus on the things that take us from your plan for us. Help us to focus on Your Might. Help us to deeply love God; to realize more and more the immensity of this love and how He is there with us in this battle to spread His love throughout the world. 

  9.  R.  Dear Mary, lead us closer and closer to Jesus, your Son, through your Immaculate Heart. As you knew Him so well, as you knew His Heart as only you knew His Heart, teach us about Jesus, your Son. Teach us His way. Be our Mother and our spiritual guide on this journey to eternity.

10.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

 

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

 

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   R.  Joseph and Mary went to the Temple and Simeon prophesied the sufferings of Jesus and Mary. From that moment on Mary saw before her, whenever she looked at the child Jesus, the sufferings of her Beloved Son. A sword, too, shall pierce Your Heart O Mary!

    

 2.  The Flight into Egypt.   R.  Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus in the night to flee from Herod. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   R.  Think of the anguish of the hearts of Joseph and Mary who lost the child Jesus in the temple and to endlessly search for Him. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 4.  And Their Eyes Peered into One Another's on Calvary.   R.  Jesus and Mary, such oneness between these two Hearts. She with such suffering to see her Beloved Son dripping with blood, His flesh torn and a heavy cross on His back. He, too, looked at His beloved Mother, and He saw her in all her sufferings. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   R.  He loved us so dearly that He gave His life for us. He is with us this day. He loves each one of us so dearly and He calls out to us to spread His love to this world that is hurting.

Mary:  I am your Mother, and I call you to answer my request to be strong soldiers to this world. The devil will press on you and you will want to give up this fight. But I am forever by your side guarding you and watching you and leading you on your way. For it is through your efforts that His love will be spread throughout this world. You are called as His special apostles to do this work to a hurting world. Hasten to my call. Become ever closer to the Heart of My Son through my Immaculate Heart. He loves you with this dear, dear love that you cannot even imagine.  My children, my children, souls will be lost.  Spread His message of love throughout this world. Do not hold back. I call out to you with an urgent cry to take me seriously. I am your Mother. Jesus and I suffered so for love of you. See us as Jesus hung on the cross and I stood beneath the cross. This is the love that We have for you. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

  

 6.  And She Held the Lifeless Body of Her Son in Her Arms.   R.  Without a breath in His body, He gave His all. In compliance to the Father's Will, He gave His life. The Father loved us so much that He gave His Son.

Mary:  I call out to you to listen to me, to be strong soldiers to this world, to spread His love throughout the world, to pray for vision, to see with the eyes of God the plan that is unfolding this day. For you are all such a part of this plan. You are the threads of the tapestry that are so important to this plan. Do not give into satan and his attempts to distract you, but hold tight to the Heart of My Son, Jesus, who loves you with an unfathomable love. I am your Mother and I call out to you this day to answer my request.

  

 7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   R.  And Mary wept bitterly outside the tomb. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

Closing Songs:  O Lady of Light - A Song of Jesus - Come Holy Spirit - To Jesus Heart all Burning - Like a Shepherd - Give me Your Heart, O Jesus - I Rocked Him as a Baby - Hail Mary, Gentle Woman - O Holy Mary

Mary appeared the entire rosary - especially brightly at the end of the second decade - she was smiling and  flashing light - the more we spoke about her illuminating, the brighter she got - it was almost as if she wanted us to talk about her appearing in such light. At the end of the rosary, she was so bright, we couldn't leave, so we
sang all the songs listed above - we just couldn't leave, she was so beautiful. Jesus also appeared during the rosary.

Rita, Cathy, Joe, Larry and Marty were present for the rosary.

 

January 26, 1995 - Thursday

Jesus:  My dear child,

    You must realize I am with you when you struggle. Let go into My arms and be alone with Me.

 

 

January 26, 1995

Sorrowful Mysteries
 

The Agony in the Garden

  1. R. Be with Jesus as He kneels in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  2. R. Be there in the night. Hear the sounds of the night. See Jesus as He kneels in such agony to see before Him all the sufferings that He is about to undergo.
  3. R. With greatest love for each one of us, the Father sent into this world His only-begotten Son.
  4. R. Jesus took on a human nature with greatest love for each one of us. He now kneels in the Garden, His Heart in such anguish. He who is Love sees before Him all the souls from all time who would neglect Him and treat Him so indifferently despite all His suffering and love that His most tender Heart has for each and every soul.
  5. R. He saw before Him all the souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation despite the fact that He suffered and died for love of each soul.
  6. R. The anguish that He suffered in the Garden, the agonies that He suffered in His most Sacred Heart, were far greater than the physical wounds that He would soon bear throughout His entire Passion. For He is Love, with a Heart burning for love of all souls-the souls that neglect Him, the souls that do not even think of Him, the souls that go through their lives, have nothing to do with Jesus, and then are condemned forever and ever to the fires of hell.
  7. R. Jesus remains with us this very day, the same as the day that He knelt in the Garden. He remains with us in His divinity and humanity. With greatest love for each one of us He longs, He thirsts, He waits for us to come and be with Him in front of the tabernacle.
  8. His suffering in the Garden was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood upon the ground.
  9. R. He went to the apostles and asked them, "Had you not the strength to stay awake one hour?" (Mk 14:37) How many times does Jesus ask us this day if we do not have one hour to spend with Him? There are twenty-four hours in a day. But how many times during the day do we say no to Jesus, that we are too busy. And His Heart waits and waits for us. At every second His Heart is an endless, burning furnace of love. Whether we think of Him or not, He is always ablaze, on fire for us, loving us and waiting for us to allow Him to be our constant companion.
  10. R. God, grant to us the grace to know and to love You more so that we can more fully realize that You truly are God-made-man in Jesus Christ, that You come to this earth in greatest love for each one of us, that You long and wait for our love and that You want to give us Your love.

Song between decades: I come to you with greatest love, I am your loving Savior. I am your God, I died for you. I come to you this day.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Jesus: My Heart is on fire for each one of My precious souls. I long for you to come and be with Me. As I suffered all through My Passion, the greatest agonies were not the agonies that I suffered to My body-the scourging at the pillar, the tearing of My flesh-but the agonies that I endured to My most tender Heart, which is a Heart of love waiting to share with each and every one of My precious souls. Oh, My children, I call out to you this day to spread My love to the world that is in pain. I call out to you to be My soldiers, to spread the love of My Most Sacred Heart to the souls that are suffering and in pain. You are My mighty warriors in a world that is cold and has forgotten God. You must be strong soldiers, for this world will persecute you as they persecuted Me. I send you into the world, armed with hearts filled with My love, to spread My love along the highways and the byways in every corner of this earth and I ask you this day, can you say no?
  2. Jesus: They tied Me to a pillar and they beat My flesh. My once unblemished back was now an open wound. I was full of blood. But My worst agony was the agony that I endured in My Most Sacred Heart, the Heart that gives to you and to every soul divine love, divine life, and is rejected by many, is treated coldly.
  3. Jesus: I loved Judas so dearly and Judas betrayed Me with a kiss. How many of My dear souls come to Me with hearts that are hot and cold. I want you to come to Me with hearts, full of love, that will unite with Mine, that will become one with Mine, that will give to this world My love for your hurting brothers. I ask you this day, "Do not say no!" I am truly Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who was scourged at the pillar for love of your brothers. I ask you to hear the blows that they gave to Me. They are the blows that I suffered for your brother. How can you treat your brother badly when they tore My flesh, and out of greatest love I withstood all this treatment for your beloved brother?
  4. Jesus: I gave My all. I stood there. I was beaten. I was bruised. I was bloodied. I came to show you the way, the way to love. They persecuted Me. I loved those who persecuted Me. I ask you this day to be kind in your heart, to give to this world the love that I want to give to you. I am a burning furnace of endless love. My power never goes out. My love is never spent. Come to My Most Sacred Heart and I will fill your hearts with endless love.
  5. Song: Lord, let me walk that last mile in Your shoes, under the weight of the wood…
  6. Jesus: See in the dim light as I stand at the pillar. See the men with their angry faces, with hatred in their hearts, as they pound at My flesh.
  7. Jesus: When they persecute you and hate you because you are not of this world, you must endure all out of greatest love. My way is always love. I came to show you the way, the way to eternal happiness. It is only in loving one another that you will merit eternal life. I ask you for two things. I ask you to love God and to love one another.
  8. Jesus: Come to My Eucharistic Heart! Let Me fill you with the fire of My love so that it will radiate to all those that you come in contact with. For the power of the Almighty God is a power that cannot be contained. It will radiate from your being to all those you touch.
  9. Jesus: When I walked from the pillar, the earth was marked by My bloody footprints.
  10. Jesus: As the earth was marked by My bloody footprints, I ask you to make a mark on this world, to spread to this world the love of My Most Sacred Heart.

Song between decades: I come to you with greatest love…

The Crowning with Thorns

  1. Jesus: My body was battered, bruised and bloodied, and they covered Me with a dirty purple robe that they put on top of My wounds. I held a scepter and they crowned Me with a sharp crown of piercing thorns.
  2. R. Do you know what it is like to get a little splinter in your hand? They pounded into Jesus' most precious head thorns that were thick and piercing until the blood ran down His face, into His eyes and into His ears. His hair was matted. This was truly the King of Kings! The Son of God! And He was crowned with a crown of piercing thorns!
  3. Song: Only this I want, but to know the Lord, and to bear His cross, so to wear the crown He wore…
  4. Jesus: They spit on Me and they hollered slanders at Me and I sat, as they did, in silence.
  5. Jesus: I truly came into this world, the Son of God, to show you the way. As I sat in silence, think of how you respond to those who come to you with hatred in their hearts. My way is the way of love. You must love all your brothers as I have loved.
  6. Jesus: My Father created each and every child-so precious, so unique-with such love that He sent Me into this world.
  7. Jesus: I love you so this day that I would suffer again all that I suffered for you before.
  8. Jesus: With all the love that I pour out to each and every one of you, think of how it is to love so much and to be neglected by so many.
  9. Jesus: Pray to the Spirit to open your heart to the fire of My love.
  10. Jesus: You are blind men! You do not see the love that I outpour to you. You see little incidental things, so close in front of your face, when My Heart is overflowing with divine love, with divine life. I want to give you My life! I give you Myself in the Eucharist. Come for My love. Nothing on this earth can compare to My divine love and My divine life that I want to give to you!

Song between decades: I come to you with greatest love...

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. R. See Jesus with His hands tied, with a look of perfect peace on His face. And see those men who are surrounding Jesus, with their sharp instruments poking at Him with anger and hatred on their faces-such anger and hatred that they condemned Jesus to death on a cross!
  2. R. They gave to Him a heavy cross that they put on His most precious shoulder. He carried the weight of the sins of the world on His back. This is the love that He has for each and every man, that He carries the cross with our sins on His back.
  3. R. He calls out to us that He is no less present in the Eucharist this day than the day He walked to Calvary with His cross on His back. And He says to each one of us, "I give you Myself. Why do you run from My altar when I, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, come to you and become one with you, and you run from the Church?"
  4. Jesus: I peered into the eyes of My beloved mother and she peered into My eyes. There was joy at the meeting of the eyes, but such sorrow deep within each of Our Hearts. The knowing of My mother, the knowing of Me, her most precious Son, and how she had held Me and loved Me! I saw her in such suffering! I saw her face with tears. I saw My most precious mother torn so deeply in her Heart. It is the love of Our Hearts for you that has led us to this place. I ask you to spread this love throughout the world. I would truly carry My cross this day for you because I love you so dearly. My children! My children! What more do you want than that God comes to earth and is born a man out of greatest love for you? And you in your limited vision see only in front of your face. You do not come to My altar to receive the life that I want to outpour to you. My children! My children! You are so blind! Pray for grace! Pray for My life, to know and love all that you do not see. You do not see because you do not come to My altar, because you do not spend time with Me!
  5. Jesus: My mother comes to stay, to lead you ever closer to My most tender Heart. I ask you to answer this call, the call of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to be joined ever closer to the Hearts brimming over with love for each and every soul.
  6. Jesus: I fell under My cross. The weight was so heavy! I did not give My cross up. I willingly carried this cross for love of you!
  7. Jesus: It is in living in the Father's Will that you will be the happiest. To My very death I followed the Will of the Father.
  8. Song: See the eyes that look at Mary, her tender infant child. See the child's Heart beat so tenderly, the Savior of the world.
  9. R. See through the eyes of Mary. She peered into Jesus' eyes on Calvary. See through the eyes of Mary as she comes and appears to us this day to tell us to see her through her eyes the love of her precious Son, Jesus Christ, to see that He truly walked to Calvary, that He was truly scourged and crowned with thorns and that He did it for greatest love of each of us. And He calls out this day for us to come and be with Him and to spread His love to this world.
  10. Song: She rocked Him as a baby. She fed Him as a child. She heard Him call Her name out in the night. She helped Him take His first step and she cried when He said His first words. I wish they all could see through a Mother's eyes.

Song between decades: I come to you with greatest love…

The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus on the Cross

  1. R. See the little hands of Jesus. See the little feet of Jesus as Mary holds Him as a baby. And now she stands and watches as they pound nails through His most precious hands into the cross. The anguish in her Heart so deep! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, Oh Mary!
  2. R. Mary does not bear the wounds, the blood, as Jesus does. But Mary's Heart is torn to see her beloved Son, battered, bruised and bloody, and now hanging on the cross!
  3. R. Be there! The sky has turned dark as Jesus hangs for three agonizing hours on the cross. His body is humped over. He is so weak! He gives His blood. He spreads His arms. He gives His all for love of each and every one of us. He truly gives His flesh. He gives His blood because He loves us so much! He was born a human! He was born on bare wood in a stable and now He hangs on a cross!
  4. R. His blood was spent so that we could inherit eternal life.
  5. R. As He gave His life on the cross, so He gives us His life this day in the Eucharist!
  6. Song: I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall not hunger and who believes in Me shall not thirst. No one can come to Me unless the Father beckons. And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day.
  7. R. He gave the last beat of His Heart. He gave His last breath. He gave His all. His hands were punctured with nails. His Head was pierced with thorns. He gave the inside of His body as well as the outside of His body! And He asks us, in greatest love, to surrender ourselves to Him. For He truly gave His all for love of us. If He loved us so much that He gave His body, His blood, His all for each and every one of us, would He not give us from His abundance this day? He comes with such letters of love to tell you that He is truly Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in your midst this day in the Eucharist, waiting for you to come and be with Him, for He truly loves with a Heart of divine love. He truly has divine life that He outpours to each and every soul. He wants so much to share Himself with each one of us!
    Jesus:Come to Me, My children, and I will give you My divine love, My divine life. I love you so dearly! I call out to you this day to come for My love and to give this love to the world for it is only through you that the Father's plan will be realized. For a heart fixed on the love of God can move a mountain. I am asking you to live in the Father's Will, to spread My love throughout the world. If you say no, this world will suffer. You are My chosen ones, each and every soul. Come! Be filled with the love I pour out to you. Love your fellowmen. Love your brothers when they hate you and persecute you. Love them as I loved those who put Me to death. I ask you this day to open your hearts and rid yourselves of all impurities, to pray to the Spirit to sanctify your hearts, to clean out the debris of hatred and anger, and to come to My tabernacle with a heart that is open and pure so I can fill you with My divine love. For it is in your uniting with Me that I can operate from you and love this world as I so desire. This is My call to you this day. Can you say no? See Me hanging on the cross. This is how I loved you!
  8. R. Mary stood under the cross and she saw Her beloved Son as He took His last breath.
  9. R. She calls out to you this day. She is calling! She is calling each and every soul that He gave His life for to know His love. For it is only in this love that you will find what your soul craves.
  10. R. And they gave to Mary the lifeless body of her precious Son. As she held His baby body tenderly in her arms, she-so weak!-now holds His lifeless body in her arms, covered with blood.

        

January 27, 1995

Friday

Jesus:  My way is the way of surrender. Surrender to the Father's will. All that is happening, I am allowing so that you may grow ever closer to My Most Sacred Heart.

    Yield My child to Me. I forever control your every breath. You do not see the world that is before you. You are so blind, you see only that which is before your face.

    I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, I speak here and no one pays heed. My child, My child, I have not forsaken you, as you rest in My arms I will comfort you and lead you ever closer to My Heart.

    Pray for greater union with Me. I truly speak to you. Be with Me and lost in My Heart.

    I am your Jesus, I am God, death has no power over Me, I am Mighty, I am with you this day.

       

January 27, 1995

Friday 12:00 Noon 

Jesus:  You are My child to spread the love of My Sacred Heart to this world. I commission you to go into this world, to take everything I say to you so serious.

    Your efforts every day are not in vain, as you operate, I will operate from you to spread My love to this world.

    Do not fear, for I have chosen you for this mission. Fear and hesitation may come from satan. As you live and breathe you need to be forever united to My Heart.

    I am with you at every second, you will operate as I dwell in you in this world. I love you so much My precious flower. Come and be close to Me. It is in realizing how truly present I am to you, you will do this work for Me. Many souls will be led to My unfathomable love because of your work here.

    I love you and I am Jesus your Savior, I come to this world to give My love in these letters. Do not take this job lightly. I will light this world with fire. I will give to souls vibrancy from the love in My Heart. I have come to give you a special sharing in My Life through baptism and to give you My Divine Love, to give My love to this world. I love you so much.    Love, Jesus

    

 

January 27, 1995

3's

R.  Loving Him is loving all His precious souls in this world. Oh so little time to give love. I want to be with each person, but there is not enough time.

Elizabeth filled with the Holy Spirit  

Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

R.  Mary remained about 3 months with Elizabeth. Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be made of the whole inhabited world. This census—the first—took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, and everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first–born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living–space.   Luke 2:1-7

Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:

    Now, Master, you are letting 
        your servant go in peace 
    as you promised; 
    for my eyes have seen the salvation 
    which you have made ready 
        in the sight of the nations; 
    a light of revelation for the gentiles 
    and glory for your people Israel.  
Luke 2: 25-32
   

From Rita's Notebook

Jesus was lost 3 days
Jesus fell 3 times
Peter denied Jesus 3 times
Jesus was locked in the tomb for 3 days
Mary stayed with Elizabeth about 3 months

Jesus was lost 3 days in the temple
Jesus was locked in the tomb for 3 days
3 times He returned and His Apostles were asleep
Jesus fell 3 times
Peter denied Jesus 3 times

                 R.

                        The Spirit filled Zechariah
                        The Spirit filled Elizabeth
                        The Spirit led Simeon into the Temple

        Jesus fed 5000
            He can feed the whole world with
            His love and it never runs out.

 

 ‘Abba,  Father!’ he said, ‘For you everything is possible. Take this cup away from me. But let it be as you, not I, would have it.’  Mark 14: 36

And going on a little further he fell on his face and prayed. ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it.’  Matthew 26: 39

He came back a third time and said to them, ‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. It is all over. The hour has come. Now the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! My betrayer is not far away.’  Mark 14: 41-42

 

January 27, 1995
Feast of St. Angela Merici
   

  Mary appeared in so much light through the entire rosary
 and the Sacred Heart appeared.
  

Sorrowful Mysteries


The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Put yourself in the Garden with Jesus as He kneels in such agony there.

2.  R.  As He tells His Father: If it is possible to remove this cup — but not My will but Thine be done!

3.  R.  Jesus came to show us the way. He always lived according to the Father's Will, to His death on the cross, He did the Will of the Father. His Mother showed us the way to follow the Father's Will.

4.  R.  God makes His will known to us in the inner promptings of our heart. The more we pray to the Spirit, the more we are enlightened to know the Will of the Father.

5.  R.  It is in following God's Will that we are led to greatest happiness, for it is in following His Will that we are living according to the plan for which He created each and every one of us, uniquely and special. No person can do what the Father created us to do, on his own.

6.  R.  In the Garden, Jesus did the Father's will. He is God! With greatest love of us and according to the will of His Beloved Father, Jesus endured the bitter passion.

7.  R.  Jesus' greatest agonies were the agonies that He experienced to His Most Sacred Heart, the love that He has for each and every soul. And He saw before Him all the souls that He loved so dearly from all time that would neglect Him and treat Him indifferently.

8.  R.  Jesus suffered so for the sins of all men for all time!

9.  R.  Jesus had such great agony for all the souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation despite all of His suffering and the great love that He had for those souls.

10.  R.  Jesus' agony was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood upon the ground. An angel of the Lord came and appeared to Him to comfort Him.   

Mary appeared next to the statue of Jesus in the garden and angel in the back of the Holy Spirit Center, the old seminary.  

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  R.  Jesus had such love for Judas and He knew that he would betray Him with a kiss. Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver!

2.  R.  They hit Jesus! They pulled His hair and they led Him away and tied Him so cruelly to a pillar!

3.  R.  With such anger and hatred in their hearts, they beat Jesus' Most Precious Body. His once unblemished flesh was now an open wound from head to foot. He was covered with blood!

4.  R.  But His greatest sufferings were not the sufferings that He experienced to His Body, but the sufferings that He experienced to His Most Precious Heart for the love that He had for each and every soul and the souls that would totally neglect Him, the souls that would reject Him, and the souls that beat Him — these men that He so dearly loved!

5.  R.  Think of how it is when someone you love talks nasty to you. These men Jesus loved with such burning love that He gave His life for them, and they beat Him and tore His flesh to their own exhaustion.

6.  R.  How many times, Jesus Our Savior, do we turn from You when You call out to come and be with You? You remain with us in Your Divinity and humanity in the Tabernacle in the Eucharist, no less present than the day You were scourged at the pillar, and You wait this day for us to come and to give our love to you.

7.  R.  How much Jesus suffered for the endless hours that He waited in the Tabernacle for His beloved souls to come and share His love!

8.  R.  How He waits for you this day. He longs and thirsts and wants to be so close to you. How many times do we say that we are too busy to be with You, Jesus? In our busy day of 24 hours, how little time we have to give to Jesus Christ the Son of God, who gave His Life, His Flesh, His Blood, who was born a human and gave Himself for us.

9.  Jesus:  Can you not watch one hour with ME?

10.  R.  And in my desperation, I cried out in the depths of my soul and He heard my prayer and harkened to my pleading. He came. He replenished me and filled me with His grace and His Divine Love. I am His precious child. How He longs to give Himself to each and every one of us and how we go after such trivial things when He is truly God wants to share His love and His life with us.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

    

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  Jesus' body was battered! It was bloodied! They put on His wounds a dirty purple robe. They gave Him a scepter and they pounded into His Most Precious Head, a sharp piercing crown of thorns!

2.  R.  This is truly Jesus Christ, the Son of God! The King of all Kings! And they treated Jesus with such cruelty!

3.  R.  Jesus remains with us this day in the Tabernacle. The King of Kings! The Son of God! And how we walk in front of the Tabernacle and think so little that this is the Almighty God who is present with us!

4.  Jesus:  I am the Way, the Truth and the Life! I came to show you My ways. Follow in My footsteps and I will lead you to eternal life!

5.  Jesus:  I loved those who whipped Me. I loved those who persecuted Me. I call out to you this day. I am in your brother! The person that you do not like is My beloved child. I ask you to love God and to love one another. I am in your brothers. If you love Me, you must love your brother. You cannot love Me and not love your brother. I ask you this day to open your hearts! To rid your hearts of all hatred and all anger! To come to My Tabernacle, to My Eucharist with a pure heart so that I can fill you with My grace, My Divine Love, My Healing. So that your heart will ever remain pure and shine in this world as the light with the Love of God shining in the darkest night!

6.  Song:  Crown Him with Many Crowns

7.  R.  How many times do we put the crown on Jesus' head when He asks us to love our brothers, when He asks us to give from our hearts, when He asks us to be His light to this world? We do not hear because we do not want to hear what He calls out so plainly. We cover our eyes and look away. And He says:  I showed you the way. Follow My way! I loved those who persecuted Me! I loved those men who put me to death! I ask you this day to see into your brother's eyes and to see ME who dwells within them!

8.  Jesus:  What you do to the least of your brethren, you do unto Me!

9.  Jesus:  As I suffered so for the sins of men, I was comforted by the acts of love that you give to Me this day. I was given such happiness for the acts that you give to Me. I ask you please to come and harken to My call, to open up your hearts to love, to let Me penetrate your being, to let Me operate from you, to become one in Me; to put aside your selfish interests and to open your hearts so that I may live in you in deepest union with you and give to this world My Divine Love as it shines through you.

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

Jesus Carries His Cross up Calvary

1.  R.  Mary wants us to know that she is covered with immense light and appearing.

2.  R.  Jesus stood in perfect peace with His hands tied. And the men that stood around Him with their angry faces poked at Him, and they condemned Him to death!

3.  R.  He was given a heavy cross, put on His shoulder laden with the sins of the world.

4.  R.  Always in compliance with the Father's will.

5.  R.  Mary watched as Her beloved Son carried the cross, so heavy upon His back that He fell under it.

6.  R.  She could not lift a hand to help her Beloved Son, the Son that she held, the Son that she took care of. And now she stood by and watched His Body covered with blood and wounds carrying the heavy cross and falling under it.

7.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

8.  R.  How the heart of Mary knows the Heart of Jesus! How she knew Jesus from the first moment of conception! That she carried Him within her womb, the Son of God! Her oneness with Him all through His little life, all through His public life! Now Mary peers into His beloved eyes on the way to His crucifixion!

9.  R.  In that peering between that Son and this Mother is the oneness of the two Hearts. The two Hearts that are overflowing with such love for us. The love of Our Beloved Mother, the love of Jesus that He suffered so and gave His life for us. Such love! Her Heart was invisibly pierced with a sword. His Heart would be pierced with a lance!

10.  R.  She asks you to see through her eyes the love that Her Beloved Son has for you. That Jesus, who is God, came to this earth, was born a man, that He carried a cross, that He suffered and died, that He rose on the third day and ascended into Heaven. This is reality! That your every breath and your every heartbeat depend upon the Almighty God! That He truly is a furnace of burning love on fire for each one of you. She asks you to look through her eyes (Now you know why Mary appeared with no eyes in Clearwater.) and see the love that He has for you today. To see as she saw her Son suffer so bitterly and hang for three agonizing hours to His death on the cross for love of you. This is no little love! Not a lip service love, but a love that caused Him to give His all, to give His life for love of you.

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary (I wish they all could see through a Mother's eyes)

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  Mary glows so brightly - immense light each time I say that Jesus died on the cross!

2.  R.  Mary was human. She had the baby Jesus. She held Him in her arms as a baby child. She took care of His little hands and little feet. And now she stands by the cross as they pound His Most Precious Hands and Feet into the cross.

3.  R.  We do not even understand a small amount the sufferings that Mary suffered as she watched her beloved Son in such agony, and as she stood under the cross and saw Him hang ... His Body withered and weakened, covered with Blood and beaten. And she stood there, His beloved Mother, held up by John, with such anguish in her heart that we cannot even imagine a tiny amount of the sorrow that she experienced. But she calls out to you, and you are truly called here this night, to spread this love throughout this world. In your being, to make your top priority to have a relationship with Him, for He is truly here in His Divinity and humanity, and He is calling to you and she is calling out to you to take this as a serious matter. That it is up to you to do what the Father has planned for you and spread this love throughout the world. Make your top priority union with My Sonch many, but My speech through you will reach even greater numbers. You are the instrument, I am using you, you will be operating as I operate through you. Your books are not your books, they are God's Blue Book, your speech is not your speech it is through you I speak. Do not fear, for I have all the power. This is the Father's Plan for you, My child, you must trust. Rid yourself of any impurities and clean your heart constantly. Only a pure heart can do My work. I am calling  you to lead hearts to My burning Heart on Fire for all souls. I thirst, I long, I wait, I want to be united to each precious soul. Pray for grace to know and love Me more and more. Pray the Prayer for Union with Jesus.

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

    

 

Jesus speaks: "This is the picture I want in My messages. When you read these messages, look at My picture and know I love you. These messages are My words of love for each of you."

- Jesus to Rita Ring

  

Jesus:  You must surrender to Me, do not call attention to yourself in any way. You operate only as you operate to spread My love to this world, to be My vessel to use to tell them of My love. I am Jesus Do not fear. Have FAITH and TRUST.

Messenger:. May 4, 1994 was so hard, the Blue Book was about to be released and here I was stirring up all this trouble about how they disobeyed.

    The books are moving ahead and here I am stirring up trouble about going to a church and speaking through my mouth.

November 4, 1994

Messenger:  ...The priest was about to put out the message May 4, 1994 — FINALLY — at the Falmouth Farm.

    This message caused the split between Shepherds of Christ and the Holy Spirit Center and Falmouth Farm because they would not put it out.

    Fr. Carter told them to put it out — They asked him in May, but somebody took the message of mine from Jesus, May 4, 1994, off the handout at the Falmouth Farm.

    That started the big split and the people there became very divided Jesus said from not getting the Blue Books. Finally the priest at the Holy Spirit Center did put this message May 4, 1994 out on the Falmouth Farm — so many months later.    May 4, 1994

Jesus:  I am Jesus, I tell you not to fear, child you do not know the Father's Plan your emotion will move hearts to My love. I have given you such gifts to know My love. You are so honored, I am asking you to share your experiences with this world. Your music, your emotion and love of God will move many hearts so close to My Heart.

    I am Jesus, I am speaking through you, do not fight Me, I want you to move steadfastly ahead. I am Jesus your beloved Savior, let go to My ever loving arms. I am calling you to be this apostle to spread this love of My Most Sacred Heart.

    I am calling Fr. Carter to spread this love of the two Hearts throughout this world. You do not know what is in this Plan for you (Fr. Carter and me) to spread this devotion. Be selfless, be unattached, surrender and I will carry out My Plan. You must totally trust, have faith in Me.

    I am Jesus your Savior, read this letter to give you strength. Marty is a big part of the plan. Every person who has been brought to you is very important to this Plan. Be at total peace. You have nothing to fear. Any persecution will draw you closer to My Heart. My Plan is about to be released. 

Note:  Mary appeared on the building in Clearwater almost 2 years later. 

  

  

             

    

Jesus:  You will have peace, you will know more and more the Father's love for you.

    Be totally selfless, surrendering and do His will. I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. Every word I have written here is true. I gave My precious blood for you. I give you this truth. Be at total peace. Your peace will come from your immense realization of the love that God and Mary has for you. I am Jesus, I love you.  

Excerpt from March 10, 1994 - Surrender

Jesus: This is surrender. I want your all. I do not want you attached to any person or any thing. I want you completely dependent on Me. Do I teach you such lessons on how attached you are to others and things? I have all the answers. If I do not tell you, you do not need to know. You want your will. My will I make known to you in front of the tabernacle. I have spoken here.

...Sweet surrender, only to find I want more. Look at My position on the cross. Did I ask you to die for Me? I ask you to do My Will. I ask you to surrender. I ask for time in front of the tabernacle. 

       

January 30, 1995

Monday 5:45am

R.  I cannot do what He asks if I am not willing to suffer. I must give my all to Him.

    I did not want to get up. I tried to stay in bed. He told me that this teaching would be lost forever if I did not get up. He was calling and He wanted me to get up.

    How short is our life. We see all the problems, we live each little incident day after day. It looks so big, but it is so small compared to all eternity. It is such a minute thing to think of getting up to be alone with Jesus when compared to all the hours of my life, but to Jesus it is important, He is always first.

    I had a dream, I was arguing with my mother about food. I had just done 7 hours of adoration, then I went up into my old room at home and I had the baby Jesus with me. He was my child. The room was freshly painted and they had draped it with plastic tarps. Jesus reached into a hole in one of the tarps and pulled out a set of plastic baby keys. He said "keys."

    I held Jesus so sweetly and treated Him with such love. I then realized how Jesus is in my child and how I have such a responsibility to treat my child with such love and care as I would have treated Jesus. The Father is calling me to quit worrying about myself and what I am receiving here and see Jesus in my children, in my husband in every person to see Jesus, to treat them with the same gentleness I would if I was caring for the child Jesus.

    He reached into the tarp and pulled up the keys. It is so simple, we make it all so complicated. To see Jesus in every person is the key. We don't want to be this serving, this yielding, we think of ourselves first, as I wanted so bad to sleep. I still want to sleep and Jesus is giving me this profound lesson. I see ever so clearer Jesus in my child. The Father willed that I be his mother, He wills that I act like Mary as my model. To see the child Jesus in my child.

    I am so far from being as God calls me to be. I worry about what others think and I do not treat my children with top priority. They come first, as if I was raising the child Jesus. Jesus is in our brothers, in our children. I must honor God. See God in the creatures He created. Heaven is a reward promised to those who love and serve the Lord. I love and serve God in seeing Him in others. He is calling me to be as He would be to this world. I can only with His grace, act more like Him. Loving my brother with the love I would give to the child Jesus is a start to seeing Jesus in my brothers.

    He is calling me to make a general confession. Yesterday morning, He wanted me to stay home and look at my past life. I realized the overwhelming power of the priest to forgive sins. I want to be in heaven forever, I want to be ever pure, I see my sins of the past, I do not want to share them with Fr. Carter, but he is my confessor and spiritual director — I see Jesus in him. I want to be close to Jesus, I want an ever closer union with Jesus. Close is never close enough for me. I see the times I sinned as choosing sin over Him, as darkness in my life, as struggling until He reached down, He forgave me from my sins. It is through His Power I am made clean. He gives this power to the priest. I opened a book last night and it said, go to confession.

    I do not have to impress anyone, I am not perfect, I am a sinner. I long with all my heart to be forgiven for all my sins, what power that He gives to man. He has given us every opportunity to be ever closer to Him. What a good God He is. He, in all His goodness, gives us the sacrament of penance and baptism and the Eucharist, this is indeed a gift of His Divine love. They pierced His side and what came forth was blood and water, from His side. What a good God, that He gives to us the sacraments of the Church. We are the body of Christ. He is the head. He gives us visible signs of His love in the sacraments, we are cleaned, we are nurtured through the Eucharist. He outpours His grace to us through the Church.

    Thank you Jesus for the sacrament of Baptism which gives us a special sharing in Your life, thank You for the sacrament of Penance that cleans us of our sins, thank You for the sacrament of the Eucharist, where by You feed us with Your Body and Blood, thank You for the sacrament of Confirmation, which sends Your Spirit to make us Your soldiers, thank You for the sacrament of Matrimony which unite man and woman, thank You for the sacrament of Holy Orders that gives us Your precious priests to carry on Your special work. Thank You for the sacrament of the sick. Oh God, You are good to us.

    

January 31, 1995

Feast of St. John Bosco

R.  I began to write to Jesus and

My Jesus,

Then I heard Jesus speak:

Jesus:  Come to Me all who are weary and find rest for your soul. Many are called, but few are chosen. You are being chosen by God for this work, as you let go more and more I will be able to operate through you.

R.  I went to Fr. Carter's Monday night to pray the rosary, Jesus appeared lighter and lighter and lighter.

Jesus:  As I call you more and more you must let go of yourself. To worry about your performance is useless. To try to control it is not in My plan.

    I want to operate from you, you must let go and let Me do My work through you. Pray the Prayer for Union with Me.

    Many are called, few are chosen. I have called many to the Center, it is in surrendering yourselves that you will do My work. It takes very close union with Me to do the job I am asking each person to do.

Jesus:  I call for adoration. I want you to come and spend your time with Me in front of the tabernacle. I am Jesus, I call out, you answer or you do not answer. You do not answer because you do not want to believe it is truly Me who is calling.

    If you truly believed that Jesus Christ the Son of God calls you would listen to Me. I am truly here and I am truly calling you this day.

    Oh My beloved children, look at your world. Do you see the state it is in? Do you see men's hardened hearts, their focus is on this world. Many have turned their backs on God. They have hardened their hearts. The power is in the Eucharist. Come to Me sit in front of the tabernacle and I will give you all you need to be soldiers of My love.

    You are marching into the troops of many who are dead in sin. It is only in your deep union with Me that you will make a difference to the hurting souls. You must rely on Me and let Me operate through you, this is a big job. If you are joined as one with Me, then I will operate through you. I am a Divine Person. I know all things from all time, I know the state of each man's soul, I know the Father's Plan. I want union with you. Pray to the Spirit to lead you. Come to My tabernacle and sit with Me. You will receive your answers there. Attend daily Mass and communion and pray after communion.

    I want union with you. You are My soldiers. Many are called, few are chosen, you are called and chosen this day. You are called to great union with Me, Jesus Christ. This My children takes time, it takes commitment, it takes surrender. Pray the Prayer for Union with Me every day.

    I am your Savior, I died, I gave My flesh and blood for you. I am God, I was born a man for love of you. The power is in the Eucharist. I came to earth, I died, I rose to give you new life. Now I remain with you dear ones in the Eucharist. Pray, Pray, pray for your priests. The devil will try to stop this Movement. You must realize you are being called here, by Jesus Christ. You are My soldiers of love. Your arms are your hearts filled with My love. You are marching on the world. You are praying for the Church. This is My Church, your prayers are so important. Pray the morning offering every day for your priests, they are under attack. I beg you to take Me seriously. I beg you to answer this call. I am Jesus Christ and I call you this day. Turn your minds and hearts to God. Totally surrender. Consecrate your hearts daily to My Mother's heart and to My Sacred Heart. Say the Prayer for Union with Me. Your answers and your strength are found in front of the tabernacle. I am Jesus, I come to you this day. My Heart is burning with endless love for you. Please harken to My pleading, it is in your union with Me that you will light the world with the fire of My burning Heart. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, I am here this day with you, will you answer My call? 

  

  

 

This rosary was given on the Feast of St. Don Bosco

 

Mary appeared
December 17, 1996

 

shipped from the printers
December 17, 1996

 

This rosary was given while the Blessed Mother appeared all white in the daily visits when she appeared to me. It is one of the rosaries that was not put in the Red Rosary Book. (It was given during the Shepherds of Christ Core Meeting at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, the old seminary and transcribe from a tape, received live.)

 

January 31, 1995
Feast of St. John Bosco

  

Joyful Mysteries


 

The Annunciation

1.  R.  The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked her to be the Mother of Jesus.

2.  R.  Mary always complied to the will of the Father. She said "yes".

3.  R.  Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word was made Flesh.

4.  R.  There was such intimacy between the child Jesus and Mary from the first moment of His conception.

5.  R.  Jesus is with us this day. Jesus is in our brother. Mary cared for the child Jesus.

6. 

John 3: 16

          For this is how God loved the world: 
          he gave his only Son, 
          so that everyone who believes in him 
             may not perish 
          but may have eternal life. 

7.  R.  Christ is the Mediator of this grace life. 

8.  R.  Do we realize that God became man? He loves us so much. Think of that! That God loves us so much that He sent His Son and He took on flesh for greatest love of us!

9.  R.  The more we realize the immense love God truly has for us, the more we will trust Him. We will be better able to surrender and let go if we realize more and more that God took on flesh for love of us. Jesus died on the cross. He gave His flesh. He gave His blood. He rose on the third day and ascended into heaven. This is God! He cares so much for man!

10.  R.  The most Sacred Heart of the child Jesus was formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   

The Visitation

1.  R.  The angel told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth, in her old age, had conceived of a son and Mary made haste to the hill country to tell her cousin Elizabeth her good news and to be with her to help her.

2.  R.  When she arrived at Elizabeth's, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she cried out:    

‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Luke 1: 42-43

3.  R.  The servant usually goes to the Master, but God in Mary's womb went to Elizabeth. He loves us so much. He is the Master, but He comes to us. Mary carried Jesus in her womb. She went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth said:

Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?  Luke 1: 43

4.  R.  Christ waits for us to come and visit with Him. He longs for us to come and be with Him. He is truly present there in His Divinity and humanity, no less present than the day He was carried by Mary in her womb when she went to visit Elizabeth. He waits for us in the Tabernacle. He remains there out of greatest love for us. The Master waits for us, a mere human! He waits for us to come. How His Heart was wounded for the endless hours He would spend in the Tabernacle and His beloved souls would forget Him and not come to Him. We do not realize the great gift that we have, that God waits for us to come and be with Him.

5.  R.  When Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, Elizabeth said the child within her womb leapt for joy. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. In the womb of his mother, John leapt for joy.

6.  R.  Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice, the Magnificat.

7.  R.  My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

8.  And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord  Luke 1: 46

9.  for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name,  Luke 1: 49

10.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary - verse 1

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

    

The Birth of Jesus

1.  R.  This is God! Jesus comes into the world a little baby. Think of the majesty of the Almighty God. This is the Almighty God. He comes in a little human baby body.

2.  R.  Jesus comes this day to us in the Eucharist. We walk quietly to the altar and receive the Almighty God. We see the consecrated Host, God comes to us in His Divinity and humanity.

3.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

4.  R.  We see those things that are before our eyes. We do not see too good sometimes. The reality is, this is God's world! Our every breath, our every heartbeat depends on Him. He is truly present in the Eucharist in the Tabernacle! He waits us! We see only with limited vision.

5.  R.  Holy Spirit descend upon us. Open our eyes more and more to see as God wishes us to see. Help us to know that Jesus is truly present. That He, in His Divinity and humanity, waits with such love for us to come and be with Him in front of the Tabernacle.

6.  R.  Help us to see Jesus in our brothers. 

7.  R.  God became man! He took on our flesh, we are Jesus' brother.

8.  R.  Holy Spirit descend upon us and help us to see more and more clearly the things of God so that we can live more deeply in Him and know His Divine Love. We are blind. We do not see. But we ask You to please open up our eyes. Open our ears. Let us see beyond what is visible with our human eyes and know the presence of God that is in our midst this day that surrounds us in one another. The life in a blade of grass comes from God. We are so blind! Open up our eyes, dwell in our hearts. Be alive inside of us with the fire of God's love so that we may more be filled by Him live in Him know His Divine Love. Nothing here can compare even minutely to Your gifts given to us, which our souls crave. 

Song:  God's Love

R.  Give to us, O Holy Spirit, Your fire, Your grace, to know and love God more and more each waking moment of this day, so this life that is alive in us will radiate to this world, the light that shines in the darkness which is the Light of God's Love.

9.  R.  Jesus came a baby into this world the Son of God!

10.  R.  The Father loved us so much that He sent His Son!

Open our eyes to the fire of God's Love!

Song:  Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  Simeon had been told by the Holy Spirit that He would not die until He saw the child Jesus. The Holy Spirit led him into the temple and he saw Mary, Joseph and the child, Jesus.

2.  R.  Simeon said he was now ready to die. He prophesied the sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He told Mary that a sword, too, would pierce her soul. From that point on, whenever Mary looked at her beloved child, she remembered the prophecy of Simeon. Think of looking at your child and knowing he would suffer such immense suffering.

3.  And when the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord—observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first–born male must be consecrated to the Lord—   Luke 2: 22-23

4.  R.  From this point on, Mary's heart was pierced with a sword.

5.  R.  As Jesus was presented in the temple, let us place ourselves in Jesus' Heart and ask Mary as she holds the child Jesus, to tuck us in His Heart and present us to the Father.

6.  R.  Give us more and more a Heart like Yours, O Jesus, so we can more love the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit and Mary with a heart that is likened to Yours.

7.  R.  Mary, through your Immaculate Heart, lead us ever closer to the love of Jesus. You, who know Jesus' Heart, who was with Him all through His life, who was with Him from the first moment He was conceived in your womb, who is with Him united so closely this day, lead us ever closer to the love of His Most Sacred Heart.

8.  R.  As your heart was pierced with a sword seven times, lead us more and more to realize the immensity of His love for us.

9.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

10.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, as we unite more and more to our Mother Mary, transform us more and more into the image of Jesus and lead us ever closer to the love of our Father.

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  When Jesus was twelve years old, He was taken up to the Temple for the feast of the Passover. When Mary and Joseph had left, they did not realize that Jesus had been left behind.

2.  R.  After they had gone a day's journey, they realized that Jesus was still in Jerusalem. With such sorrow in their hearts, they returned searching for their beloved Son.

3.  R.  Think of how it would be to lose your child!

4.  R.  A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

5.  R.  When they found the child Jesus, He was teaching the doctors in the temple.

6.  R.  Jesus, as You taught the doctors in the temple, teach us your truths. Give us Your grace so we can see more clearly all the truths that You will reveal to us.

7.  R.  Holy Spirit, give to us the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding so we can be closer to God.

8.  They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant.   Luke 2: 48-50

9.  R.  Mary, if we ever wander from the Heart of your beloved Son, lead us ever closer to His Heart through your Heart.

10.  R.  Unite us more and more to the love of the Trinity, to the love of your Two Hearts - Jesus and Mary!

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   

At the end of the rosary, Rita stated that Mary, our Blessed Mother, wanted Rita to tell us that she appeared "all white" and glistening. Her face was beautiful and changing. She was so beautiful. There was movement - her face changed. She wanted us to know that she was very present with us during the praying of this rosary ... that she and her Son were calling us to be Jesus' soldiers of love!

This rosary was prayed at the beginning of the Shepherds of Christ Meeting. Marty led the rosary. Many people were present.

  

January 31, 1995
Feast of St. John Bosco 

6:30 pm Shepherds of Christ Meeting
Before the Tabernacle
 

Sorrowful Mysteries


 

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Jesus loved us so much that He came to this earth born a man. And He was in agony in the Garden. He saw before Him all that He was about to suffer and He could have stopped it all at any moment. But He was willing to go through this suffering. It was the Father's will. The Father willed that He suffered for greatest love of us. Jesus was willing to go through this for us. God loves us so much.

2.  Song:  A Song from Jesus 

3.   Mark 14: 32-42

They came to a plot of land called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, ‘Stay here while I pray.’ Then he took Peter and James and John with him. And he began to feel terror and anguish. And he said to them, ‘My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here, and stay awake.’ And going on a little further he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, this hour might pass him by. ‘Abba,  Father!’ he said, ‘For you everything is possible. Take this cup away from me. But let it be as you, not I, would have it.’ He came back and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, ‘Simon, are you asleep? Had you not the strength to stay awake one hour? Stay awake and pray not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing enough, but human nature is weak.’ Again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And once more he came back and found them sleeping, their eyes were so heavy; and they could find no answer for him. He came back a third time and said to them, ‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. It is all over. The hour has come. Now the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! My betrayer is not far away.’

4.  R.  Put yourself there in the darkened night. Be with Jesus as He sees before Him all the souls that will reject Him, refuse Him and treat Him with such indifference.

5.  R.  Jesus loved us so much and His Heart suffered such anguish that His sweat was great drops of blood on the ground.

6.  R.  He calls to us this day to realize that He is truly here and He is present in His Divinity and humanity in the Tabernacle. Jesus loves us so much.

7.  Jesus:  Oh how I love you.

8.  R.  Mary is appearing.

9.  R.  Mary appears to tell us about Jesus' love.

10.  Sing:  Ashes  

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  Jesus:  They beat My flesh! They tore My flesh until it hung from My body! I was covered with blood and they laughed and they scoffed at Me. Those who beat Me were the hearts that I loved so dearly. I ask you this day, do you know the love that I have for you? I truly was scourged at the pillar for greatest love of you that you may one day get to heaven. I call out to you to take me seriously. This is your calling to come for My love, to be soldiers of love to a world that is filled with pain. Will you love your brothers for me this day?

2.  R.  It is so easy to turn your head and look the other way. It is so easy to not want to look at ourselves and change, but Jesus is truly present in the tabernacle. He is here with us. He remains with us because He loves us so much. The call that Jesus makes to us is an urgent call. He is calling out to us to spend our every waking moment spreading His love to every person that we touch.

3.  R.  Purify your hearts! Make them clean so they may be full of His love.

4.  R.  Mary says "Be Good."

5.  Mary:  Jesus shed His Blood for you.

6.  Mary:  Jesus is truly present here today.

7.  Mary:  Be Good.

8.  Mary:  Be like Jesus.

9.  Jesus:  I love you.

10.  Jesus:  Come to the Shepherds of Christ Movement — be Apostles of My Sacred Heart.

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  Jesus never turns His back on us. Jesus is always with us. He is there with our every breath, with our every heartbeat. He was there when they crowned Him with a sharp crown of piercing thorns, with a heart that was filled with such immense love that we will not fully be able here below to realize the love that He has in His Heart. They clothed Jesus with a dirty robe that they put on top of His bleeding wounds. Then they spit on Him. They mocked Him. They kicked Him. These were the souls that He loved so much. These were the souls that He suffered for.

2.  R.  Jesus suffered for each one of us this very day because He loved us so much. He came to show us the way. As we meditate on His Passion, think of how He was and how we live these mysteries in our lives today. How much are we like Jesus in our life this day?

3.  R.  Jesus does not demand our perfection. He wants us to constantly grow more and more in our image of Him.

4.  R.  Jesus wants us to get to Heaven. He gives to the priest the power to take away our sins. He wants us to come to Him through the priest and tell the priest our sins so that we may be cleansed and have a pure heart to more and more love as He wants us to love.

5.  Jesus:  O My Beloved Ones!

Purify yourselves. It is only by purifying your heart that you can more and more love as I call you to love. A heart that is filled with debris is not open to give the love that I am calling you to give to this world. Time is short. Your stay here is so short compared to all of eternity. Go to the priest. Confess your sins so that you may be pure and ready at any moment to meet your Maker!

6.  Sing:  Crown Him with Many Crowns

7.  Song:  The Rosary Song

8.  Song:  Only This I Want

9.  Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus with them into the Praetorium and collected the whole cohort round him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet cloak round him, and having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. To make fun of him they knelt to him saying, ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ And they spat on him and took the reed and struck him on the head with it. And when they had finished making fun of him, they took off the cloak and dressed him in his own clothes and led him away to crucifixion.   Matthew 27: 27-31

10.  Jesus:  They whipped Me and crowned Me with thorns.

       

Jesus Carries His Cross

1.  R.  They gave to Jesus a heavy cross that they put on His shoulder. He carried it. It was laden with the sins of the world. His Mother walked beside Him. This was the Son that she held as a baby. This was the Son that she cared for. And now she saw her precious Son so covered with blood, so bruised, crowned with a crown of piercing thorns! She sees Him as He walks along and she cannot lift a hand to help Him.

2.  R.  But Mary cries out to us to see her Son as He walked with a cross on His back. (Message from Rita: Jesus told me once after Communion that He is here and we receive Him in Communion. And He is no less present than the day that He carried His cross on His back and begged me over and over again to tell people that He was there. And He said, "if I were walking across this Chapel with My cross on My back, do you think people would leave? Tell them!") He calls out to you today to spread the message of His true presence. That He is truly here in His Divinity and humanity in the Tabernacle with us this evening. And if we are silent, people will continue to be ignorant and not realize what Jesus has said to me.

3.  R.  Jesus' eyes peered into the eyes of His Beloved Mother, and in that look is such intimacy and such love. But such suffering for each of them! Mary to see Her Beloved Son, to know His Heart so well. And He to see His Beloved Mother suffer so terribly. The pains that were in Her heart! Mary's face covered with tears and red. This was Jesus' Mother that He loved! And Mary suffered and Jesus suffered so because these Two Hearts love each one of us so much. Can we not answer Jesus' call today to be apostles to spread His love to this world? Can we sit back and turn our backs and say it will get done when He is truly talking to us and telling us that it is a job for us to do and that you are His mighty warriors to do His work and He will do it through you if you allow yourself to be used by Him.

4.  R.  He calls us to love of God and love of one another. He wants us to truly love our brothers.

5.  R.  Let us carry the little crosses He gives us.

6.  Song:  Lord Let Me Walk

7.  Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

8.  Song:  God's Love

9.  Song:  Teach Me to Love with Your Heart

10.  Song:  God's Love

    

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  Jesus:  I gave My all for love of you. I gave My flesh. I gave My blood. I gave My life for love of you. I truly came to this earth. I loved My life and I gave it for love of you. What more do you want?

2.  R.  Mary stood beneath the cross in such agony as she watched her Son hang for three hours to His death.

3.  Jesus:  I love you so much.

4.  Mary:  Jesus loves you so much.

5.  Mary:  I love you so much.

6.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

7.  Jesus:  I love you.

8.  Song:  The Rosary Song

9.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

10.  Song:  At the Cross her Station Keeping

 

This rosary was prayed before the Sorrowful Mother at 6:30pm just prior to the Shepherds of Christ meeting. Many people were present.

Jesus the Sacred Heart and Mary appeared.

    

    

February 1, 1995 - 6:15am

This Is My Love for You

Wouldn't get up, the phone rang once but it really wasn't the phone.

R.  Come to Me Lord and Possess My Soul

Jesus:  Oh Child do you know how you are so blessed? Today, let go, you are always thinking. You are cleaned and made clean, it is in dying that you are reborn to new life.

    Let go, let go, let go, you hold on so tight to such things.

Sing:  Little Child

Jesus:  I am the Almighty God and I am guarding you. Do not worry, fret or fume, that is from Satan.

    I am Jesus your Savior, I love you with an unending love.

R.  Oh the Name Jesus, at your name all should bow in such reverence. You are the Savior of this world. Such power and might in the name of Jesus, such comfort and joy.

Jesus:  Do you believe child that I am truly writing you? You would not get up so I rang the phone one time. I want to be alone with you in the morning. Let go, let go, let go.
   

Jesus:  I am Almighty, I laid lifeless in My Mother's arms. This is My love for you. You do not realize even a minute amount of My love. Meditate on My life, there is such a treasure in praying the rosary. I will help you circulate the rosary meditations. Mary is coming to you to spread the joy of the rosary throughout the earth.

    I love you so much, My dear one and you do not comprehend. You are so blind, I want to be ever closer and joined to you in such love. Live the mysteries of the rosary, My life will become ever clear to you. I love you so much.  Jesus

 

February 1, 1995

Be Pure in Heart

R.  The priest has the power to forgive sins. Given to him from Jesus. I want a pure soul, to unite with You most deeply my soul must be pure, I do not want stain of sin on my soul. The whiter my soul, the more I can unite with Him. The priest can hear our sins and take them away through Jesus. The purer we are the closer we can be to Jesus.

    Any taint of sin on my soul keeps me in some darkness.

Jesus:  I am light, I am love, you must purify your hearts. Come from a place of purity. Why would you hold on to sin when I have given you the priest to forgive you? Oh child, don't worry about the priest, I am there in the priest, it is God who hears your sins, it is God who forgives your sins. You are so foolish, you trade deeper union with Me for such incidental things. I give you the priest to forgive your sins. You do not even think about My sacrament and what a gift it is to you.

    The priest has the power to forgive sins. Penance is a sacrament, it is not appreciated as it should be, it is taken so lightly. The Sacrament of Penance is such a great gift. Say you are sorry, you are given such a gift and it is treated so lightly.

    Tell people about confession. Tell them how the priest can remove your sins.

    Your bridegroom waits. I want souls that are pure. I am the Almighty God, focus on My kingdom, live to be holy. Prepare your hearts and souls, beg for a clean soul. All sin blocks union with Me. I LOVE YOU DEEPLY - I AM GOD - COME TO MY SACRAMENT AND BE MADE CLEAN.

R.  Alleluia and He gave to them such gifts their souls were made clean, their hearts loosed from hate and anger and they were made whole in Him.

 

 

February 1, 1995

Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation

  1. Messenger: The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked her to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. Mary always complied with the Will of the Father. She said, "…let it happen to me as you have said." (Lk 1:38)
  3. Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit, and the Word became flesh.
  4. There was always great intimacy between Jesus and His mother. From the first moment of conception she felt the life of Jesus, Son of God, grow within her womb.
  5. The child Jesus is with us this day. He is in our brothers. He is in our children. If the child Jesus were here and we were to hold Him, to talk to and be with Him, we would treat Him with such joy and such kindness! Jesus is in our brothers. Jesus is in our children. Jesus is here this day. Do we treat our brothers, our children, one another, with the same kindness that we would the child Jesus?
  6. The invisible Jesus was inside of Mary's womb. He was there in His divinity and His humanity. He was God from the first moment of conception. The invisible Jesus remains with us today in the tabernacle. He is present there in His divinity and humanity. We do not see Him, but He is no less present in the tabernacle than the day Mary carried Him in her womb.
  7. God is Love! He calls out to us to come to Him, to be close to Him. He truly waits for us in the tabernacle. He is a prisoner awaiting those He loves, the precious souls. So many forget Him day after day while He, the Son of God, waits and waits to share His love with the precious souls that He came to this earth to save.
  8. He calls out to us, "Do you not have one hour to watch with Me, the Son of God? I, God, Who came to this earth and was born a human for love of you! I call out to you this day. Take Me seriously! I am truly here, no less present than on the day that Mary carried Me in her womb, and I wait for you with a Heart that is overflowing with divine love and divine life. Can you say no to this divine love that I want to outpour to you?"
  9. It was in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary that the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was formed. Jesus took on our human nature out of great love for us.
  10. Jesus was carried in Mary's womb. Her womb was a temple to hold the precious Child. She is the Mother of God!

Song between decades: Ave, ave, ave, Maria. Ave, ave, ave, Maria.

The Visitation

  1. Messenger: The angel had told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived a child. Mary made haste to the hill country to visit her.
  2. Upon Mary's arrival at Elizabeth's house, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out with a loud voice, "Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." (Lk 1:42)
  3. "Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?" (Lk 1:43) Usually the servant goes to the master. But Mary, with the Almighty God within her womb, went to visit Elizabeth.
  4. Jesus waits for us this day. He is God and He waits in the tabernacle for us to come and be with Him. He comes to us in the Eucharist. He is the Almighty God and He waits for mere humans to come and share His love.
  5. We receive so much love from God! The Father loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into this world so that we might be saved. Jesus waits this very day for us to come and be with Him. It is out of great love that the Master waits for us.
  6. When Mary and Jesus arrived at Elizabeth's house, the child in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy. John, who was to announce the good news that Jesus had come to this earth, even before his birth leapt with joy in the womb of his mother at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb.
  7. Should we not leap for joy? Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, waits for us this day, no less present than the day He was carried in Mary's womb to the home of her cousin Elizabeth. We take His presence so lightly! We do not see, so we do not realize that God, in His humanity and divinity, is truly present in the tabernacle and waiting for us this very day.
  8. Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out, with a loud voice, her Magnificat:
    "My soul proclaims
        the greatness of the Lord
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;" (Lk 1:46,47)
  9. "…because he has looked upon
        the humiliation of his servant
    .
    Yes, from now onwards
        all generations will call me blessed," (Lk 1:48)
  10. "…for the Almighty
        has done great things for me.
    Holy is his name,"

Song between decades: Ave, ave, ave Maria....

The Birth of Jesus

  1. Messenger: The Father bridges the gap between divinity and humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.
  2. Jesus came into this world. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, equal in every way to the Father, came into this world as a little baby, a helpless little baby. If we realized the true majesty of God, if we saw Him in all His majesty, we could not even stand to look at Him. But Jesus, clothed in flesh, comes as a helpless little baby, born in a little crib in a stable in Bethlehem!
  3. Do we realize the immense love that the Father has for us that He sent His only begotten Son into this world as a human in the person of Jesus Christ?
  4. Jesus, a divine Person, unites His human nature and His divine nature in His Person.
  5. Who are we that God loves us so much that He would take on a human nature!
  6. We become brothers of God!
  7. He comes, the Son of God, in such quiet and such poverty! There is not a roll of drums or a blare of trumpets. He comes in such quiet and a star shines on Him. Is this not how it is when we receive Him in the Eucharist? We ascend the altar. There is not a roll of drums. There is not a blare of trumpets. Quietly we approach the altar and we truly receive God! He comes to us and enters our body in such love! Who are we that God remains with us this day in such love and comes to us to be so closely united to us!?
  8. We see the consecrated Host. But within the consecrated Host is truly God, in His divinity and His humanity.
  9. We look for those things that are visible. But are not the true treasures found in those things that are invisible? The reality is that this is God's world! We see the things in front of our face and we do not realize how the world of Jesus and Mary truly is. We do not realize how they are with us this very day. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, remains with us this day in His divinity and humanity in the Eucharist. We are surrounded by His presence in one another. He dwells and lives in each one of us when we are in the state of grace. In every blade of grass, the life that is there comes from God. Yet we are so blind! We see so little! Holy Spirit, open up our eyes. Where we are blind, let us see. Let us see more and more the invisible world. Let us know more and more the presence of God as it is all around us. Help us to see Jesus in each other. Help us to be more aware of Jesus Christ, who is truly present with us in the tabernacle.
  10. Open our eyes to see beyond what is visible, Lord. Holy Spirit, help us to see beyond the consecrated Host and see Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Song between decades: Ave, ave, ave, Maria...

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

  1. Messenger: The Holy Spirit told Simeon that he would not die until He saw the child of God. The Holy Spirit led Him into the Temple. Jesus, Mary and Joseph came to the Temple and the old man was overjoyed at the sight of the child Jesus. He held Him with such joy in his arms and said that now he was ready to die for he had seen God.
  2. Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of Your love so we may see more clearly Jesus Christ, Who is with us this very day. So that we may see that He is God and, out of great love for each one of us, remains with us, waits for us, longs for us, and wants us to open our hearts wide so that He may enter in. Remove the blinders from our eyes, dear Holy Spirit, and lead us ever closer to intimacy with Jesus Christ, our beloved Savior.
  3. Song: Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest, and in our hearts take up Thy rest. Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made, to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
  4. Simeon told Joseph and Mary of the great sufferings that Mary and Jesus would have to undergo and he said to Mary, "and a sword will pierce your soul too..." (Lk 2:35)
  5. Think of how it would be for Mary to look at her small child Jesus and know that He would experience great suffering. From this point on a sword pierced Mary's Heart. Each time that she beheld her child she remembered the prophecy of Simeon and she suffered.
  6. And how Mary suffered! The swords that pierced her Heart so many times through Jesus' life! The sword that pierced her Heart on the way to Calvary as she peered into the eyes of her beloved Son, that gaze that shows to us the great intimacy between the Son and His mother, that Heart that knew her Son so well!
  7. Her Heart was pierced with a sword as she stood beneath His cross and watched Him suffer in such anguish for three agonizing hours. The precious Child that she had held in her arms in the Temple when Simeon told her, "and a sword will pierce your soul too..." (Lk 2:35)
  8. Song: I rocked Him as a baby, I fed Him as a child. I heard Him call my name out in the night. I helped Him take His first step, and I cried when I heard His first words. I wish they all could see through a mother's eyes.
  9. Mary, just as you presented the child Jesus in your arms in the temple, tuck us into the Heart of Jesus and present us to our loving Father so that we may be ever closer and closer to the Heart of Jesus and the Father. And lead us closer to your beloved Spouse, the Holy Spirit.
  10. Holy Spirit, the more we unite with Mary, our mother, transform us more and more into the image of Jesus and lead us ever closer to the Father.

Song between decades: Ave, ave, ave, Maria…

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

  1. Messenger: When Jesus was twelve years old, He was taken up to the Temple for the feast of Passover.
  2. When it was over, Mary and Joseph left Jerusalem but the child Jesus remained there.
  3. They had gone a day's journey before they realized that the child Jesus had been left behind.
  4. With great sorrow in their hearts they returned and searched for the child Jesus.
  5. They found Him in the temple where He was teaching the doctors.
  6. Jesus, as you taught the doctors in the temple, teach us Your divine truths. Holy Spirit, open our hearts so that we may more and more receive Your gifts to know, love and understand God so that we might grow in greater love and knowledge of our beloved God!
  7. And the Holy Spirit came upon them and filled their hearts full of wisdom and knowledge and joy to know more and more the divine truths that the Savior came to give us. His ever burning Heart remains with us this day, this Heart that wants to give to us such love, such life! He imparts this life to us abundantly in the Eucharist whereby He feeds our life. When we come to the Eucharist, He outpours this life, this life of grace. He wants to give us His very life, His Body, His Blood, to nurture and feed our life, and we balk! We stumble. We wander around and complain! And this good God, Who came to this earth and was born a human, gave His flesh and blood and died for us and rose on the third day to give us His life, remains with us this day with His very own flesh and blood to feed this life! He gives us His Word to feed us and we take it so lightly! He calls out ever so gently in His tender voice and with His burning Heart. He calls out to us and says, "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest!" But in our blindness we turn away and we do not realize the true treasure that is here! This is the Son of God Who remains with us this day, truly present, the same as the day He was in the Temple, the same as the day He hung on the cross, the same as the day He rose from the tomb and ascended into heaven! And He calls out in a gentle voice, with a burning Heart, "My dear children, I long for your love. Open up your hearts to Me. I am the Son of God! I have all the power! You cannot in your foolish ways do anything without Me!"
  8. Song: I come to you with greatest love. I am your loving Savior. I am your God, I died for you. I come to you this day.
  9. Dear Mary, if we ever lose our way from the Most Sacred Heart of your Son, lead us back quickly.
    Song: O burning Heart, O Love divine. How sweet You are to me. I see the Host, I know You are here to love and care for me
  10. Song: Give me Your Heart, O Jesus. Give me a heart like Yours. Teach me to love You with this new heart. Oh, I know little of how to love You. Create in me, O precious Savior, this loving heart!

 

 

February 2, 1995 - Message for Nursing Home

Salem Park Nursing Home

Jesus speaks: My dear, sweet ones, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. How I long and thirst for you, My precious souls. I wait for each one of you. I want to be so close to you. You see before you your world. You do not realize how truly present I am. As you breathe, so your heart beats. I am forever with you. My Heart is a burning furnace of endless love.

    Time here is so short, here today - gone tomorrow. I came to this earth that you may have life and have it to the full. Life is not life if it is not rooted in Me - it is mere existence. The Father created you with the greatest love. You are His precious child. There is not another person like you. The Father loved you so much He sent His only begotten Son into the world so that you might be saved. I want you to be with Me forever in heaven, joined in such union with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Oh, sweet one, open your heart and pray to Me. Pray to the Spirit to lead you. Life here is but a passing moment, the dropping of a pin, the batting of an eye.

    I ask you for two things: love of God, love of one another. Hearken to My call. Close your eyes and open your hearts. Forgive all those who have offended you. It is only in a pure heart that I can be close to you. To hold on to anger and hatred is to make your hearts hard. Your home in heaven is beyond all comprehension. Live to spread My love that you may forever dwell with Me for all eternity in the courts of heaven.

    I love you. I love you. I love you. You are My precious ones. Trade any bitterness you have for My divine love. I love you so much. Offer up your sufferings for the souls that are hurting. It is in loving you will find joy. All that you do, do it for love of God and love of your brother, and someday you will inherit a Kingdom far beyond your comprehension. Heaven is a reward promised to those who love and serve the Lord. I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry. It is in loving you will find your greatest peace.

'Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11: 28

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, and He gave to them great graces to be drawn ever closer to His Sacred heart, the Heart of burning love.

Mary speaks: My dear children, I am your Mother Mary. I ask you to pray the rosary from your heart. Put yourself there in the lives of my Son, Jesus, and me.

    In meditating on Our lives you will grow more and more into the image of Jesus, my Son. He loves you so much. He gave His flesh and Blood for you. He would die for you this day.

    My sweet children, open up your hearts and let me lead you to His loving Heart. He loves you so much!

       

February 2, 1995 - 1:45 p.m.

Talk at St. Ignatius

Jesus: My dear children, I ask you to purify your hearts. Rid your hearts of any debris that is keeping you from greater union with Me. Any ill feelings toward your brothers diminishes the flow of My love within you.

    If you want holiness, you must be willing to forgive all those who have wronged you. Trade your bitterness for My divine love. I call out to you with this urgent message: purify your hearts, go to confession! Time is so important. Each moment you live, live to spread My love.

Song: A Song from Jesus

    Reach out. It is in the reaching out that you will grow ever closer to Me.

    Pray to the Spirit. He wants to transform you into fearlessness. You must be fearless soldiers to spread My love to a world that is Godless. I call out to you this day will you answer this call?

    Oh, sweet ones. I love you so much. I am forever with you. I remain with you in the tabernacle, no less present than the day I died for you.

    I wait for you, I long for you. I want you so close. Put aside your doubts. Open your heart now to experience My abundant grace that I am pouring out to you, grace I am especially giving to you, this night to help you grow ever closer to Me, to help you to know and love Me more.

    It is through the grace I pour out to you that you will grow in your knowledge and love of Me, the Father and Holy Spirit.

    I give you My grace abundantly in the Sacrament of the Eucharist and in front of the tabernacle. I am truly present in My Divinity and humanity.

    Let go and experience the fire of My love. I AM ALIVE, I AM TRULY PRESENT IN THE EUCHARIST. I CALL OUT TO YOU THIS DAY. Open your heart so you will be closer to Me. I call you to union with Me. Come to My tabernacle. Let Me fill you with the burning fire of My love. Let Me give to you My grace, My Life. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem. Open your eyes, pray to the Spirit for vision. You see so little. You do not know how My love will set this earth on fire it begins with you!

Song: Come Holy Spirit

Jesus:  You are My soldiers to set the world on fire. I ask for two things love of God, love of one another. Come My children, harken to My call, pray for vision. I am on FIRE with burning love for you.

    I remain in the tabernacle and wait and long for you to come. Come, I call you today. Come let Me nourish you with My Body and Blood, My life I give to you. Oh children, I love you so, I love you, I love you, I love you. Harken to My call, one person fixed to the love of God can move a mountain. You are the light that will shine in this dark world. I call. Will you answer?

Song:  I Love You Jesus

R.  We need to fall in Love with the Lord.

    When we love Him, we will want to be with Him.

    Power House

    Power is in the Eucharistic Heart of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Songs to Sing

    Look Beyond the Bread you eat    - Glory and Praise

    Oh Holy Mary

    Mary's Song

    Come Holy Ghost

Ave Maria between Hail Marys

    BY NAME I HAVE CALLED YOU

     I Love You Jesus

        

February 2, 1995
Feast of Presentation of Our Lord
 

Transcribed from a tape recorded live as Rita delivered it.
Before the Exposed Eucharist at St. Ignatius.
The Church had many people there.

Sorrowful Mysteries

  

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Put yourself in the Garden with Jesus. Be there in the night. See Jesus as He kneels.

2.  R.  Jesus' greatest agony in the Garden was the agonies He experienced to His Most Sacred Heart. He loved each soul so dearly and He saw before Him all the souls from all time that would neglect Him and treat Him indifferently, would not even think about Him. His Heart burning over with love for each of His precious ones, He saw before Him all the souls that would not even think of Him.

3.  R.  He saw before Him all the souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation despite the fact that He would suffer and that He would die on the cross for them.

4.  R.  We do not realize the immensity of His love. We do not realize that Jesus is God, that He was born a man out of greatest love for us. The Father sent His only Son into this world to take on a human nature because He loves us so much. And Jesus, now in the Garden, seeing before Him all the souls that would not even realize the great gift that had been given to them, souls that would reject His love and spend their whole life without even a thought of Him!

5.  R.  Jesus, out of greatest love for us, remains with us this very day in the Tabernacle. Jesus remains with us no less present than the day that He was in the Garden, in His Divinity and humanity. He waits! He longs! He thirsts for our love! He wants us to come and to share His love. He waits for us so many endless hours in the Tabernacle! How He suffered in the Garden for the endless hours that He would be a prisoner in the Tabernacle. God made Man, and no one would come and be with Him!

6.  R.  Jesus' Heart is a burning furnace of endless love!

7.  R.  Jesus saw before Him His entire Passion, everything that He would suffer. He suffered all this because He loved us so much. His agony was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood upon the ground, blood that He shed for love of us!

8.  R.  Jesus went to His disciples and they were asleep and He said to them: Can you not watch one hour with Me? How Jesus says to us this very day: I give you twenty-four hours in a day! Twenty-four hours I wait for you to come. I am truly God! I wait. Out of greatest love I wait for My beloved souls to come and to be with Me. It is usually that the servant goes to the Master! But He is God and He waits us, a human, to come and be with Him. And out of the twenty-four hours that we have in the day, how many times do we say to Him - I do not have one hour to spend with You, My Lord!

9.  Hail Mary

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  R.  How Jesus loved Judas so dearly and Judas betrayed Him with a kiss. How Jesus loves each one of us with a burning Heart on fire. How He waits for us and remains with us this day!

2.  R.  They pulled His hair! They hit His face and they led Him away as a common criminal!

3.  R.  They tied Him to a pillar and the men stood around Him. They whipped Him! They tore His flesh! They beat Him to their own exhaustion!

4.  R.  Be there with Jesus as He is tied to the pillar. Be there and hear the blows they gave to our Beloved Jesus. His once unblemished back is now an open wound!

5.  R.  Can you hear the blows that they gave to Jesus? He suffered those blows for every one of us! He suffered them for me! He suffered them for you!

6.  R.  Jesus calls us to love; love of God and love of one another. How can I not love my brother when I can hear as they whip Jesus. I can hear the blows that they gave to Him! I know that He loved my brother so much that He took those blows. How can I not love my brother when Jesus suffered so for love of my brother?

7.  R.  Jesus calls out to us to meditate deeply on His Passion because it is in this meditation that we will realize more and more the immensity of the great love that He has for each one of us and that He truly stood at the pillar and suffered as they beat His body because He loves us this much! He would go through this, this very day, for each one of us because His love is a personal love. He loves each one of us individually, as the Father loves each one of us individually. He created each one of us uniquely special.

8.  R.  Dear Jesus, help me to realize more and more the immensity of Your great love. Draw me ever closer to Your Most Sacred Heart. Help me to grow in my union with the Father, with You, with the Holy Spirit through Your Beloved Mother.

9.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of God's love. The Fire! The vibrancy of God's love! Dear Holy Spirit, fill me with the fire of Your love so I realize more and more that the love that You have is not a little lip service love but it is the love that Jesus had for us when they scourged Him at the pillar to stand and let them beat His body out of greatest love for us!

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  They covered Jesus' body with a dirty purple cloak. His open wounds covered with this cloth! And they gave Him a scepter to hold and pounded into His Most Precious Head a sharp crown of piercing thorns!

2.  R.  The blood from His thorns ran down His face and into His eyes and into His ears. His mouth was full of blood from the blows they gave to His head. But He said not a word! He sat and He suffered all of this!

3.  R.  They spit on Jesus and they mocked Him as a King! In compliance with the Will of the Father and out of greatest love for us, Jesus was silent!

4.  R.  The little, innocent lamb led to the slaughter!

5.  R.  Jesus came to this earth - God made man - to show us the way! Jesus Christ is our Savior.

6.  R.  Jesus showed us the way. How He loved! He loved us so much that He suffered this brutal passion and He calls out to us this day: Do you not see, you who are so blind, the immense love that I have for each and every one of you? I wait for you. I long for you. I thirst for you to come and to be with Me. And how few come!

7.  Jesus:  My presence surrounds you. I am truly present in My Divinity and My humanity in the Tabernacle. I am present inside of each one of you in such a special way when you are baptized and in the state of grace. I  see life in a blade of grass. You who are so blind, pray to the Spirit to open your eyes more and more to My presence for it is in this realization that you will be drawn ever closer to My Most Sacred Heart.

8.  R.  Jesus was persecuted! He was whipped! He was treated so harshly! But these were not the greatest agonies that He suffered. His greatest agonies were the agonies that He suffered to His Most Sacred Heart. He, who loves each soul so dearly! How souls reject Him!

9.  R.  As Jesus suffered so for the sins of men, He was comforted by the acts of love that we give to Him this day. He was comforted by the hours that we spend with Him in front of the Tabernacle, the time we spend with Him after Communion, the time that we unite so closely to Him all through the day and tell Him of our great love. Jesus can experience this love now!

10.  R.  We love Jesus and Mary. Jesus thirsts and longs for this love! Mary wants our love.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus Carries His Cross

1.  R.  Jesus stood, His hands tied, the look of peace on His face. The angry men stood around Him with their instruments to jab Jesus. The hate and anger on their faces and in their hearts! But Jesus remained at peace because He knew the Father's love. The Father loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into this world. Do we realize how the Father loves us? Jesus had such peace. Jesus knew the Father's love.

2.  R.  They gave to Jesus a heavy cross that they put on His shoulder. He was made to carry this cross. It was laden with the sins of all men from all time! Jesus carried this cross willingly. He did not surrender the cross or try to give it away. He finally collapsed because the weight of it was so heavy. But willingly, He carried His cross on Calvary.

3.  R.  His Mother by His side! She walked by His side always! She saw the little child that she once held in her arms and loved so dearly. She saw Him covered with blood, wounded, carrying the heavy cross. She heard the cross as it went along the road. She helplessly stood by. She could not raise a hand to help her Beloved One!

4.  R.  Their eyes peered into each other's eyes. In that peering look Their Hearts were joined. Mary saw her Son from the time she had conceived Him in her womb. She knew Jesus so well. In that look was this look of knowing between this Son and this Mother - all the time that Jesus and Mary had shared together!

5.  R.  Mary appears to us to tell us of the love of her Son. She asks us to see through her eyes as her Son carried His cross on Calvary. See through her eyes the love that He has for each one of you. This is truth! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth out of greatest love for each and every one of us and suffered this brutal Passion to His death because He loves each one of us so dearly.

6.  R.  Mary appears with her sorrowful face. Mary appears with her joyful face. She appears with her old and young face. All the faces of the lives of Jesus and Mary that we meditate on in the Rosary. It is in this meditation of the Rosary that we are drawn ever closer to Their lives; that we can more and more imitate Their lives, and live more and more like Jesus and Mary.

7.  R.  Can you see Mary as she so tenderly holds the child Jesus and now see through her eyes the horror that she watches as He carried His cross on His back? See the blood that was teaming from His face and His wounded body! Can you see through the eyes of His loving Mother? And she comes to us and she says: See the love My Son has for you. It is in realizing this immense love that you will spread this love to the hurting soldiers in this world. There are so many hurting souls!

8.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

9.  R.  Open up our eyes, O Spirit, so that we may see more and more with the vision of God, that we may realize more and more the immensity of the love of God. Fill our hearts full of this fire of the love of God so that we can radiate Your love that You want to give through us to this world. Make us empty vessels to spread this love to the darkened world that is hurting and needs to be touched by Your immense love.

10.  R.  Mary carried Jesus in her womb. She held Him as a child. Mary was with Jesus all through His life. Now she walks beside Him on the way to Calvary. She asks us to see through her eyes. Stand with Mary through these meditations on the Rosary. Stand next to her! See the love of these two Hearts; the love of her heart for each one of us and the love of His Heart for us. It is in realizing the love of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary that we will grow closer in our union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  Mary held the baby Jesus in her arms as Simeon prophesied the immense sufferings that Mary and Jesus would suffer. Mary held the tiny child, with His little hands and His little feet. From that point on, Mary remembered the prophecy of Simeon. Now she stands by as they pound into Jesus' Most Precious Hands and Feet the big nails! Mary is so closely united to Jesus. They both suffered so immensely for each one of us. She calls out again and again to come back to the love of her Son. It is only in realizing your calling that you will spread this love to the hurting world. We are the apostles to spread the love of the Two Hearts, the Hearts that suffered all this anguish because They love us so much. She asks us this day: Please My beloved children, lead men to the love of My Son! He longs to be close to them!

2.  R.  It is in spreading this love that many souls may go to heaven. Mary calls out to you! Can you say no? It takes courage! It takes the fearlessness the apostles had when the Holy Spirit descended upon them. The apostles had been so full of fear they had locked themselves in the upper room. When the Holy Spirit descended upon them, they were fearless. They went out into the world to preach the Gospel. Mary's calling is this calling to you this day - to go out into a world that has turned godless and to spread the Good News! The Good News is: God sent His only begotten Son into this world and out of greatest love He suffered so all through the Passion - He rose on the third day to give us new life - He came to give us life that we may have it abundantly - and He ascended into Heaven! He wants us with Him forever and ever and ever in Heaven. Can we take this call from the Blessed Virgin Mary so lightly? Mary, who watched Her Son as they pounded the nails through to the cross!

3.  R.  Mary stood under the cross and Mary watched her Son as He hung for three agonizing hours. Stand there with Mary in the darkened sky. See as the wind blows Jesus covered with blood and battered! He hangs there to His very death because He loves each one of us so much!

4.  R.  They pierced Jesus' head. Think of how it is to have a splinter that goes into your hands. But think of the thorns that were pounded into His Most Precious Head - every drop of blood that He had was spent. He gave His very flesh! He gave His life! He said once: I GAVE MYSELF! I GAVE MY LIFE ON THE CROSS! WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT? I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU THIS DAY! I AM TRULY PRESENT IN THE EUCHARIST THE SAME AS THE DAY THAT I HUNG ON THE CROSS. In My Divinity and humanity, I give you My Life, I give you My Body, I give you My Blood to nourish the life that I give to you in baptism and you take it so lightly!

5.  Song:  Take and Eat

6.  R.  Jesus would lament many times when people would leave after Communion and Jesus said: If I were in the church with My cross on My back walking across the front of the church, do you think people would get up and leave? Jesus said over and over again: I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU! I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU IN THE EUCHARIST! I AM GOD! And men get up and they walk out and they talk and they do not even realize the great gift that they are given here!

7.  R.  Jesus calls us to love each other as He has loved us. He loved us to His death on the cross! Does that mean that He calls us this day to love our brothers so much that we would die for them?

8.  R.  Jesus loved us so much that He died for us!

9.  R.  They gave to Mary Jesus' lifeless body under the cross. As Mary held the child Jesus, she now holds the lifeless, battered, bruised body of her beloved Son in her arms. Can you say no to Mary's call? You are the soldiers to spread His love throughout this world. One person fixed deeply on the love of God can move a mountain because it is His might that radiates from within you that has all the power. Mary calls out today to come to the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is the source of such immense power. It is in it that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, dwells no less present than the day that He walked on Calvary. Can we say No to this Divine Love He gives to us and He outpours His grace in the Eucharist. So abundantly does Jesus outpour His grace to us in the Eucharist because Jesus is truly present in His Divinity and humanity and the graces flow!

10.  Hail Mary

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary  

  Sorrowful Mother Lighted.

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   Mary and Joseph took the child Jesus into the Temple. Simeon had been told by the Holy Spirit that before he died he would see the Messiah. The Holy Spirit led him into the temple and he saw Mary and Joseph and Jesus. He went over and held the child Jesus. Then he said that he was ready to die and he told Mary that a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, Mary! From that point on, whenever she looked at the child Jesus, she remembered the prophecy of Simeon of how Jesus would suffer. Think of looking at your child and knowing what Mary knew! Her heart through her whole life knew this prophecy. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

    

 2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph and Mary had to flee into Egypt with Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   When Jesus was twelve years old they took Him to the Temple for the Feast of the Passover. When it was over, Joseph and Mary left with the caravan and Jesus had been left behind. When they realized that Jesus was not with them, they returned with their hearts sorrowing in search of the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 4.  On the Way to Calvary Jesus and Mary's eyes Met.   The intimacy in that look between the Son and His Mother! The immense love between the two Hearts! The love that these two Hearts have for us and the call of both Jesus and Mary this day to come back to the love of God!

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

    

 5.  Mary stood under the Cross as Jesus Died.   I saw Jesus appear. Jesus loves us so dearly! It is Divine  Love He has to outpour to us this day. He wants to give us an outpouring of His grace and love. He remains with us in the Tabernacle truly present in His Divinity and humanity. Jesus Christ, the same Jesus that died on the cross, is present and in our midst this very moment. God loves us so much that He remains with us this day! God is so good to us!

  

 6.  Jesus is taken down from the Cross and laid in Mary's Arms.   See Mary under the cross and they give to her the lifeless body of her Son. She touches her Son and she knows that His body is dead. See that picture so clearly, the picture of the Pieta that you see so much. Think of Mary as she holds the infant child in a horizontal position in her arms and now she holds His lifeless body under the cross. In that picture, if you visualize that, there is so much to see. See the love of the Father that He sent His only begotten Son into this world; God became a man because He loves us so much. See the love that the Son had that He truly gave His flesh and His blood for each one of us. To His death Jesus gave His all for love of us. And Mary, see her with the tears on her face. How can you describe the pain in her heart to hold her Son now lifeless in her arms? Mary is our loving Mother. Mary is my loving Mother. She calls out to us, the Most loving Mother that we could ever imagine! Jesus gave His very own Mother to us! She is calling out to each one of us here, who have been called here this night by Jesus and Mary, to make a commitment to consecrate ourselves to these two Hearts; to be soldiers in this world with our hearts filled with His love! We receive so much grace from sitting in front of the Tabernacle. Pray to be apostles and be able to go out into this world and spread these messages! Pray for the grace from the Holy Spirit to be transformed from fear to fearlessness and to carry the Gospel message with us everywhere we go! What radiates from our being is the love of the God that lives within. She is calling us to grow ever closer in union with Jesus. The greatest thing we can do for this world is to be united to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our hearts, to let Him operate us, to surrender ourselves, to follow the Plan of the Father, the unique plan God has for us to be His soldiers, to march on a world that has forgotten God. But the Power of the Almighty God is Power that cannot be contained. And in our every smile and glance, this love radiates from our being and we touch every person that we look at when we are united to God!

  

 7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   The cold reality that now Jesus is locked in the tomb and a stone is rolled in front of the tomb and Mary weeps outside so bitterly. But death has no power over Jesus! Locked in the tomb for three days, on the third day He rose triumphant to give us new life. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus rose on the third day. The Might of God cannot be contained! His life He pours out to us! He gives us a special sharing in His life in the sacrament of Baptism. He has provided for us so well through the Church. We are His chosen ones! Can we not spread this message to this world that is hurting - that is looking in every nook and cranny for something to satisfy the stocking soul? The only thing that satisfies the soul is the love of God! He calls out to us this day to carry this message to every person we meet for it is in our glance, it is in our smile, that we truly will spread His Gospel message, His love to this world.

   

This rosary was prayed at St. Ignatius Church on Thursday evening, 7:30pm., on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2, 1995. Rita gave a talk on the Love of Jesus and Mary following the Rosary. There were many people present.

     

        

February 3, 1995 - Friday

Between 12 and 3

R.  Eye hurt. His head hurt from all the blows to His head.

R.  Think of how it hurts you, when someone says nasty words. Think of how it is to suffer physical wounds from those you love. To sit as He did at the crowning and hurt intently all over His body, wounds inflicted on Him from those He loved so much.


 

R.  Enough hatred, anger and bad treatment was not enough. From the deepest depths of hate, the darkest place of the ugly hatred of satan, they persecuted Him. It is hard to believe that men can be so hateful in their hearts, but satan knows no limits, He fills men's hearts with hatred beyond our belief and they beat this anger out without mercy on Jesus. From the depths of darkness their vileness swelled within their chest and He responded with love and silence.

    The great display of hatred and anger and He with a look of perfect peace on His face was silent. He loved these men who hated Him. He did not try to reason with these hardened hearts, He loved them.

    When a heart is filled with vileness and anger, we must pray for that person, to respond may mean we are attacked more. Jesus stood there always complying to the will of the Father. He stood there and responded with love.

Jesus:  Love your persecutors. Love those who hate you. Love, always love, I loved to My death, all those who hated Me. With their darkest hearts, I loved them. I love, I love, I love, I am love. Your way is love. If you want to be like Me, you must always love.

  

September 4, 2004

    

February 3, 1995 - First Friday
Feast of St. Blase, St. Ansgar

Before the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel

Transcribed from a tape

 

Sorrowful Mysteries    

 

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Be with Jesus as He is in the garden in the darkened night. He kneels with such sorrow in His Heart. His Heart is in deepest agony.

2.  R.  The greatest agonies that He suffered were the agonies that He experienced to His Most Sacred Heart.

3.  R.  Jesus' Heart is burning with so much love for each and every soul. Jesus saw before Him the souls that would reject Him and treat Him with such coldness, that would go through their entire life and not even think about Him.

4.  R.  Jesus saw before Him His entire Passion - all that He would suffer!

5.  R.  Jesus saw before Him His most precious loved souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation despite all of His suffering and all the love that He has for them.

6.  R.  Jesus saw before Him the endless hours that He would remain in the Tabernacle out of greatest love — in His Divinity and humanity — and how people would not have time, would not even come and be with Him.

7.  R.  Jesus calls out to us this day to realize how His Heart is burning with such intense love for us. He wants us ever closer and closer to His Most Sacred Heart.

8.  Song:  Come unto Me all who are Weary 

9.  R.  Jesus' anguish was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood on the ground.

10.  R.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God is truly present in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist! No less present than the day that He was in the garden.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  Jesus:  I love My beloved souls so dearly and how they refuse My love after all I suffered for those souls. I am the Savior. They refuse the love, the grace, I give to them.

2.  Jesus:  They beat My body! My skin that was once unmarred was covered - an open wound! They beat ever so hard with such anger and such hatred in their hearts. These men that I loved so dearly, came at Me and beat Me and I stood silently and suffered out of greatest love for you!

3.  R.  Put yourself at the Pillar! See Jesus in the dim light, tied, as they beat Him. Hear the blows! Listen! Hear Jesus as He is beaten by these men!

4.  R.  As they beat Jesus to their own exhaustion, they laughed and they called out insults. Jesus, who is the Son of God beaten for our sins! Jesus silently accepts all that they gave to Him.

5.  R.  How merciless the hearts! Darker and darker — satan creeps in.

6.  R.  Jesus stood in compliance to His Father's will and with greatest love for each and every soul. He suffered so! His greatest agonies were not the wounds that tore His flesh and made Him bleed, but His greatest agonies were the agonies to His Most Precious Heart, for love that He has for so many souls that neglect Him totally!

7.  R.  Listen and hear the blows that they give to Jesus! Listen! These are the blows that He received for the love of each and every soul! He loves all of us so much that He suffered this anguish for us all. How can we not love our brother when we hear the blows that they gave to Jesus' back because He loved our brother?

8.  R.  Jesus is with us today. God created our brother. Jesus died for our brother. Jesus remains with us truly present in the Tabernacle. Jesus is here in this room, the same Jesus that they tied to the pillar, that they whipped, that His blood ran over His body! See Him tied to the pillar! Do we realize that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is in this room in the Tabernacle and remains here out of greatest love for each one of us. Jesus wants us to open up our hearts more and more to the realization of His presence. He is truly present in the Tabernacle. 

9.  R.  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit dwell in us in a special way when we are baptized and in the state of grace. We are not alone.

10.  R.  Such love He has for us that He stood and suffered the beatings at the pillar. But His love is burning at every second as we breathe and as our hearts beat. His love is a roaring furnace. These are just words to describe the love that He has for us; there really are no words to describe this love. As we breathe, whether we think about Jesus or not, He loves us with this burning love!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  Do we realize, even minutely, the love that Jesus had that He suffered, truly suffered, as we meditate on His Passion!

2.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, open up our eyes. Help us to see more and more with your vision.

3.  R.  We see our brother! We see the Tabernacle! Do we realize that Jesus is truly present, the Son of God, in the Tabernacle? We see so little in front of our face. We see those things with our eyes that are visible. But do we realize that this is His world? The reality is that our every breath is dependent upon Him. Dear Holy Spirit give us vision to see more and more insight into your hidden Mysteries. Give us Your grace to help us grow in greater love and knowledge of You. Fill our hearts so that we may be drawn ever closer through this Passion to the Most Sacred, Burning Heart of Jesus!

4.  R.  Jesus was covered with wounds from His head to His feet. They pounded on His head a sharp crown of piercing thorns. Think of how it is to have a little splinter in your finger, but the thorns punctured His head all the way around!

5.  R.  Holes all the way around His head! The blood ran down His face into His eyes and into His ears. On top of His wounds, they covered Him with a cloak that stuck to His wounds. They gave to Him a scepter and said: "Hail King!" Jesus sat silently. The King of all Kings! The Son of God! God, The Father, Who sent His only begotten Son into this world out of greatest love for each of us. Jesus, God made man! God became a man. He loves each one of us so much. Jesus was spit on! Jesus was mocked! Jesus was hit! He calls out to us to love our brothers.

6.  R.  Jesus came to show us how to love. When they persecuted Him, when they hit Him, He loved those men who treated Him so cruelly. He came to show us the way, the way to love. Today He asks us to spread His love throughout the world, to become His soldiers, to give to this world His burning love!

7.  R.  Jesus asks so little of us, but He gave so much for us!

8.  R.  With such anger and hatred in their hearts, they crowned Jesus with a crown of thorns. Can you think of doing that to another human? Pounding thorns into their head!

9.  R.  Jesus suffered such terrible treatment. Jesus loved those who did this to Him. Think of how it is when someone you love treats you with such cruelty. Jesus came to show us the way. Despite all that they did to Him, He always loved. He is love! His way is love! If we are to be likened to Him, if we are to be more like God, we must forgive and love!

10.  R.  Jesus greatest agonies were not the agonies that He suffered from His physical wounds but the agonies that He suffered to His Heart, for the hot and cold souls, and for all the souls that do not think of Him this day. As He suffered for these souls, He was comforted during His Passion by the love that we show to Him this day.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus Carries His Cross

1.  Sing song:  Your Presence Pervades My Soul

R.    Open your heart! Let Jesus penetrate every inch of your soul!

2.  R.    Possess our soul! Permeate our being! Fill us! Fill us with Your love that we may go out into this world and spread this love in the dark corners. Let Your light shine through us in this world to light up the dark corners. Help us to be soldiers of Your Love. Fill our hearts with Your grace and Your love. Come to us Holy Spirit and transform us from fear to fearlessness. Help us to see. Jesus carried His cross on His back out of greatest love for each one of us. He held His cross tightly. He carried it and He did not give it up. He collapsed because the weight was so heavy on His back. Can we not answer the call that He calls out to us tonight to be strong soldiers and to march into this world to spread His light and His love as He provides us with His love, His strength?

3.  R.    Jesus stood with His hands tied and the men that were by Him, with such hatred and anger on their faces, poked at Jesus with spears. Jesus, had a look of perfect peace on His face while they poked at Him because He knew the Father's love. Help us to know more and more the Father's love for us. Jesus lead us ever closer to Your Father as we grow in greater likeness of You. Holy Spirit transform us into this likeness so that we can be closer to the Father.

4.  R.    Jesus carried His cross. It was so heavy that He could hardly carry it! His Mother stood by and she watched! Mary watched her beloved Son that she once carried, that she once cared for. A mother in every way! She loved her Son so dearly but could not reach out, could not help Him! Her heart was torn so deeply within her chest to see Him covered with blood, with His cross on His back. She calls out to us this day: As I saw my Son suffer for love of you, can you not spread this love throughout the world?

5.  R.    Their eyes peered into each other's eyes! The Son into His Mother's eyes! Mary's face reddened with tears. She was weak from all her crying. She had endured such mental anguish watching this horrid course of events her Son had undergone, and now Jesus looked into the eyes of His Mother as she suffers. She looks into His eyes and sees Him covered with blood and with a crown of piercing thorns on His head and a heavy cross on His back. In that look is depth of love between their two Hearts!

6.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

7.  Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

8.  R.    See through the eyes of Mary as she looks at Jesus and see her this day as she comes to tell us to look through her eyes and see her Son as He suffered for each one of us. He loved us so much that He gave His all! 

9.  R.    Can you refuse Mary's call this day as she calls out to you to be a special apostle to spread Jesus' love throughout this world? Mary asks you to live your life and be an apostle to His Most Sacred Heart. Mary is forever by your side she will lead you on your way, will guard you, will protect you in her Immaculate Heart and will take you ever closer to the inner recesses of His Most Sacred Heart. She begs you and asks you to please see the souls that Jesus loved so dearly. See the souls that will be lost for not hearing of His love. The little things that seem so small that you do to spread His love can be things that really help.

10.  R.    If He suffered as He did all through the Passion for love of each one of us, how can we say no to His Mother and our Mother when she asks us this day to please answer her call to be an apostle to spread the love of His Heart throughout this world?

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

    

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.    Mary held His little hands and His little feet as a child and now she sees as they pound His hands and feet into the cross!

2.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

3.  R.    There are no words to describe the pain and anguish to Mary's heart as she stood under the cross and watched her Son as He hung for three agonizing hours to His death! The pain was so immense, though she did not have any wounds!

4.  R.    Jesus gave His flesh! Jesus gave His blood! They punctured Jesus' head! They put nails into Jesus' hands, into His feet! Jesus gave His all - all the blood inside of His body!

5.  R.    Dear Holy Spirit, please open up our eyes to see more and more the mystery of the Incarnation.

6.  R.    As Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He gives Himself to us this day in the Eucharist and we take it so lightly. Jesus is truly God!

7.  R.    If God would remove the veil from the Tabernacle, we would see such radiance. Jesus is truly God and He is in this room with us this day with such love and longing for us to be ever closer to Him. Realize that Jesus died on the cross for greatest love of us!

8.  Song:  Lord let me Walk

9.  R.    They gave to Mary His lifeless body! As Mary held the child Jesus in her arms with such tender loving care, she received His body. He was lifeless! Jesus had not a breath in His body. Mary's tears drip on His body weak and pale, covered with blood and wounds!

10.  Song:  At the Cross her Station keeping

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   Mary and Joseph took the child Jesus to the Temple and they were met by the prophet Simeon. He was an old man and the Holy Spirit told him that before He died, he would see the Messiah. The Holy Spirit led him into the Temple and he saw the child Jesus and held Him in his arms. He said that now he was ready to die. Then he told Mary and Joseph of the sufferings that would befall Jesus and Mary. From that point on whenever Mary looked at her beloved child, she remembered the prophecy of Simeon when she saw Him at play, when she clothed Him, when she saw Him all through His life! Her heart was pierced with a sword to know of the immense sufferings that were to come. A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

    

 2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph and Mary were forced to flee in the night to Egypt with the child Jesus.

 

 3.  Jesus was lost in the Temple.   When Jesus was twelve years old, He was taken up to the Temple for the feast of the Passover. When it was over Joseph and Mary left with the caravan and left Jesus behind. With their hearts in such sorrowing, they returned to the temple in search of the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

 

 4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   Their eyes peer into one another's eyes on Calvary. In that peering look is such intimacy between the two Hearts. Her heart was pierced with an invisible sword! His Heart was pierced with a lance! Such love! They suffered for love of us! A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

    

 5.  Jesus Died on the Cross and Mary stands beneath the cross.   Jesus:  I call out to you to be soldiers to spread the love that I have for you to this world for I truly gave My life for you! Will you answer this call? See My Mother as she stood under the cross. Her face with tears, with such love for you! This is your Mother! She calls to you. I call to you to be soldiers of My love to a world that is in such pain and that is hurting! One soldier fixed to the love of God can move a mountain! Will you be the soldier that answers My call? As I pour out to you such abundant grace, as I fill you with fearlessness to march on this world in which many do not believe in God. I cry out to you this day from the depths of My Sacred Heart to go into battle with your hearts filled with My love. I love you so dearly that I died for you. Can you not do this for Me?

 

 6.  Mary under the Cross received the lifeless Body of her Son.   She had suffered so much agony all through the Passion. Now she stood under the cross held up by her beloved John. Now the final curtain! She is handed the lifeless body of her beloved Son in her arms as she held the child Jesus when Simeon said to her — and a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary! The final curtain was that she held His lifeless, limp body covered with blood and she calls out to you this day to spread the love of her Son throughout this world. You are truly being called as soldiers going into battle filled with the might of the Almighty God. She is counting on you. You were called here this evening. Called by me, called by Jesus to hear this plea. This world is in such pain. This world has forgotten God. Souls will be lost. Do not turn the other way but realize that the knowledge about the love of God you spread to the world today is so important. Souls will eventually go to Heaven or to hell. Spread these revelations. God is giving such strength and such grace to answer this call. Can you say no? See Mary as she held the lifeless body of her Son in her arms. See her face reddened with tears, ridges from the deep crying. No words can express the anguish that she suffered to her heart.

  

 7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   The cold reality that He is now dead! Mary weeps outside. But death has no power over Jesus for on the third day Jesus rose to bring us new life!! A sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary.

Song:  I Love You Jesus

Song:  Come Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and transformed them from fear into fearlessness, come to us O Holy Spirit fill us with Your grace. Fill us with the fire of Your love so that we may know God's burning love and carry this fire, this vibrancy of God's love to a hurting world. Help us spread the Gospel message that Jesus has died, He is risen and that He loves this world this day! Help us to be loving. Help us to be one in You.

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Work in us O God!

This rosary was prayed before Jesus in the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Rita, Joe, Cathy, Marty and 6 people who came from the Dayton, Ohio area.

    

February 4, 1995 - First Saturday morning 6:05am

I Am with You

R.  Today there is so much snow, I couldn't go to the center.

Jesus:  I am with you. Let go and surrender. If satan can try to dominate your thoughts he will do so. You cannot go to the tabernacle this morning. Just be with Me. The weather is very bad. I want you alone with Me. Make a spiritual communion. I will come to you.

            

February 4, 1995 - First Saturday

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  R.  On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. Death has no power over Him! After being locked in the tomb for three days, He rose triumphantly!

2.  From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 132

299. THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST OUR
        LORD
THE FIRST APPARITION

FIRST POINT. He appeared to the Virgin Mary.
Though this is not mentioned explicitly in the Scripture
it must be considered as stated when Scripture says
that He appeared to many others. For Scripture supposes
that we have understanding, as it is written, "Are
you also without understanding?"

R.  Imagine the joy of His Mother to see Him in His glorified body. She, who had wept outside His tomb only three days before with the cold reality of His death.

3.  R.  There is such connection between Jesus and Mary and Their love for one another.

4.  R.  Jesus died that He could give us new life and that we would receive this life in such abundance. Out of greatest love for us, the Father sent His only begotten Son into the world to suffer for love of us. Now He rises on the third day to give us new life!

5.  R.  Jesus has paid the price for Adam's sin.

6.  R.  Jesus gave to the apostles the power to baptize and forgive sins.

7.  R.  Our human nature is elevated through Baptism! We receive a special sharing in His life.

8.  From the pierced Heart of Jesus the Church was born.

9.  R.  Who are we that God gives us the sacraments in such goodness so that we can live with Him for ever and ever in Heaven!

10.  R.  Jesus gives to us the Sacrament of Holy Orders whereby He gives us the specially anointed priest-sons so that they can change Bread and Wine into His Body and Blood.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Ascension

1. 

Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them.   Luke 24: 50

Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you.   John 14: 27

2.  R.  Jesus raised His arms and ascended into Heaven. The apostles, as they looked from below, were in such awe! A cloud took Him out of sight!

3.  R.  These are the Glorious Mysteries! That Jesus Christ rose triumphant from the dead. That Jesus ascended into Heaven!

4.  R.   The priest can change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, no less present than the day He walked the earth!

5.  R.  The servant usually goes to the Master, but Jesus Christ, out of greatest love for us, comes to us in the sacrament of the Eucharist. The Master comes to the servant!

6.  R.  Jesus calls us His brothers!

7.  R.  Jesus gives us, out of His goodness, His Body and Blood to nourish our life. He gives us the sacrament of Penance to take away our sins. He gives us such gifts out of His goodness!

8.  R.  Jesus loves us with such immense love! To ponder His goodness is to make us in awe of the God that comes to us and makes His home in our hearts in such union when we receive Him in the Eucharist!

9.  R.  Who are we that the good God loves us so?

10.  R.  Jesus is all good and all loving and He gives to us out of His bounty!

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

  

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  Song: God is so Good, God is so Good, God is so Good, Oh so Good to us!

2.  R.  Jesus gives to us the sacrament of Confirmation whereby we become soldiers of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a sacrament.

3.  R.  There appeared a gigantic-like wind and over their heads were parted tongues of fire!

4.  R.   The apostles and the Virgin Mary were in the upper room. The apostles had been filled with such fear that they locked themselves there. Now the Holy Spirit descended upon them and they were filled with the fire of His love!

5.  R.  They were transformed from fear to fearlessness and went out to preach the Gospel and all understood!

6.  R.  Dear Holy Spirit, Your power is so immense! Fill us with the fire of God's love! Let it be ever present and vibrant within us so that we, too,  may go out and preach the Gospel to this world that is hurting!

7.  R.  We are called to Confirmation to be strong soldiers in God's army!

8.  R.  Holy Spirit, lead us more and more to the image of Jesus! Transform our hearts that we may be more likened to Him!

9.  R.  Through the powerful intercession of the Virgin Mary, transform us to be more and more like Jesus so that we can be led closer to Our dear Father!

10.  R.   Jesus showed us the peace that He had all through His life. He knew the love of the Father. Please, dear Father, help us to know more this immense love that You have for each one of us and to realize Your Plan. Help us to do Your Will so that in doing Your Will, we will be happier in this world and please you doing Your plan.

Song between decades: Come Holy Spirit

   

The Assumption

1.  R.  Mary was on the earth some time after Jesus ascended into Heaven.

2.  R.  Can we imagine, even a little bit, what Heaven is like? Mary, in all her glory after all her suffering, is now taken into Heaven body and soul.

3.  R.  How glorious is our Beautiful Mother! How glorious that she loves us so much!

4.  R.  Mary, we are so blind! Our hearts are not so soft! Make our hearts more tender so that we can more and more realize the love that you and Jesus have for each one of us!

5.  R.  You, Beloved Mary, you are the Queen of Queens! You are the Mother of God!

6.  Song:  O Holy Mary

7.  R.  Help us, Mother, to be more and more like you, our model, and like Jesus, your Beloved Son!

8.  R.  Holy Spirit, transform us into the image of Jesus in the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary!

9.  R.  We love you so much, Mary!

10.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

      

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  R.  The Hearts of Jesus and Mary! The Hearts that overflow with such abundant love for each and every precious soul! The hearts that were wounded because of their love! The heart of Mary that was pierced with a sword! The Heart of Jesus that was pierced with a lance.

2.  R.  Now, Mary our Mother, was crowned Queen of Heaven and earth!

3.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

4.  R.  How God is such a good God that He has given us so much good things and He gives to us His Beloved Mother who is the Queen of Heaven!

5.  R.  We pray through Her intercession that we may be drawn ever closer in love with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

6.  R.  Dear Mary, place us so tenderly in the Heart of the child Jesus. You held Jesus in your arms and presented Him to the Father in the Temple. Place us in the Heart of Jesus that we can go to the Father!

7.  R.  How the Father loves His Most Precious Son!

8.  R.  We will, someday, be united in such deep union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

9.  Song:  Eye has not Seen

10.  Song:  May the Angels

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   When Jesus was taken to the Temple by Mary and Joseph, the prophet Simeon told Mary of the sufferings that were to come. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

    

 2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph was told by an angel to take Jesus and flee into Egypt. In the night, Joseph, Mary and Jesus went to Egypt. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 3.  Jesus was lost in the Temple.   Think of the sorrowing in the hearts of Joseph and Mary as they search for the child Jesus! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross.   Their eyes peered into one another's eyes and Mary's heart with such sorrow, saw her Son whom she held as a little baby now battered, bruised and bloodied, carrying His heavy cross. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

    

 5.  The Crucifixion.   Mary watched her Son hang to His death. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

Sing:  At the Cross her Station keeping

  

 6.  Jesus is taken down from the Cross and laid in Mary's Arms.   Mary held Jesus' lifeless body under the cross. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

  

 7.  Jesus is Locked in the Tomb.   Mary cries outside. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

The rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows. Rita, Cathy, Joe and Marty were present!

Mary appeared throughout the rosary. Mary looked sorrowful. Also that Mary's head moved several times — couldn't see it actually move, but saw her head in a different position after it moved! I smelled roses.

     

 

February 5, 1995 - Sunday

My Cry is for Souls

R.  My heart was so upset yesterday, I am so frustrated, Jesus tells me things, Jesus talks from my mouth, people do not have time to listen.

    Immense pain in front of the tabernacle Saturday morning 6:45 a.m., So frustrated, so much pain.

    Today went to tabernacle, so much pain, wanted to be one with Him so bad, immense heart ache beyond words, so deep, then my heart slipped into His Heart and I rested in His Heart for one hour and thirty minutes, I did not want it to end.

    I still feel intense frustration, to talk to Him and Mary all day and people do not have time to listen.

R.  Time is so short. He wants to be obeyed. Mary’s messages during the rosary are so important. My frustration is that they are being overlooked. I saw her head moving last night. She was illuminated for over one and one-half hours. Her face also had movement. At the end of the Seven Sorrows we blew out the candles and Jesus’ picture illuminated as those lights that glow in the dark. Especially around His Heart, the ends of the picture and His head.

    He moved His mouth. He wanted the litany said.

February 5, 2001

Jesus:  My children of this world do not listen to Me. I come, Mary comes, people are too busy with their lives. I, in My might, will rock this earth. I tell you, I want these messages published. You think your world needs what you are doing? Your world needs these meditations on My life and that of My Mother’s. Men’s hearts will turn to the love of God through these meditations.

    I will rock this earth. You tarry too much. I want the Blue Books published and circulated. I have spoken, I have spoken, I have begged, I have pleaded. I can in a moment take your breath from you. I have asked and pleaded. You worry for details. You do things your own way. I want the Blue Book published and given away. You do not listen because you do your own will.

    I am Jesus Christ, I am God. I speak to you. You have time for other things and not for My messages. I am talking to you. I am calling out. I have called, I have called, I have knocked down the walls — you do not comprehend that I am talking to you here. You do not listen. You do not have time to read these messages. I want this work accomplished. I will see that My work is accomplished. These messages need to be published. I am calling out an urgent alert. I will rock this earth and you will know My might. You will know I speak here. You, in your busy lives, play your games with Me. I am telling you that My patience is wearing thin. To press on My messenger is not opening your hearts. I am dealing with you. These are My messages to you. Ignore Me and you will suffer. How do I tell you — you ignore My letters! You do not have time to read them. You do not pay heed to the rosary messages. These messages are so important to My Church.

    Play your games, souls will be lost. You hold the mighty medicine to turn souls to My burning love. You take this so lightly. I can rock this earth. For one month before the earthquake I told you that the earth would crack — you do not listen. I want the January 19th message published separately.

    I am Jesus Christ. I have spoken. I am ignored. Mary is appearing as Our Lady of Light each day and I am giving you messages for this world. I beg you to take Me seriously. Your delays are unnecessary. You will suffer. You are suffering at the Center now for not publishing the Third Blue Book that I started in March, 1994. If these messages do not circulate, your workers will remain divided until they do — you ignored My words. Your problem would be resolved if you read these letters. All the answers are in these letters. I will rock this earth. Since the middle of December I have been pressing down in My message — no one pays Me heed.

    If you do not read the letters, how do I get your attention? You are too busy. I want these letters circulated, I want the letters published, I want the letters read. I will rock this earth. I do not get any response from you. What do I do to shake you? I can knock down the walls, I can rock the earth. I ask you gently to take Me seriously. I am Jesus. My cry is for the souls that are hungry for My love. I am pouring out My love to them and you are holding up My messages, My Mother’s meditations — you have put these letters off. Satan is doing everything to stop their publication. These are the letters that will turn men’s hearts to the power of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ.

    I have been patient. I have waited. The big boom was March 22, 1994 — for one month I begged, I pleaded, I told you I would rock the earth. I can remove your blocks. I want these letters to be published and circulated. I am God. I am speaking here. I am Jesus. I am speaking here. My Mother is speaking here. We are being ignored and put off. Your city will shine with the light of My love when you circulate these letters.

    The power is in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I beg you to listen to Me. I am God. I want these messages heeded. I want them supported. I want them to circulate and be published. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I beg you to listen to Me. I want My messenger to speak. I am using her as a tool to give My message to this world. I want this message out. I will get it out. It is My message for the world. I ask gently, you delay, you worry for details, you do not obey. Time is so short. People need these messages. The power is in prayer. The power of prayer, fixed to the burning Heart of Jesus, is so powerful. I want union with souls. You will not let go and come to My tabernacle and sit after Communion. You cannot do this job without My power. I have spoken. You need to pray fervently to the Holy Spirit. I beg you to listen. I beg, I beg, I beg. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. These are My messages of love for this world!

   

 

February 8, 1995
Feast of St. Jerome Emiliani

This rosary was prayed before the tabernacle.

  Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  Jesus:  I call you to surrender as I surrendered to the Will of the Father.

He then left to make his way as usual to the Mount of Olives, with the disciples following. When he reached the place he said to them, ‘Pray not to be put to the test.’ Then he withdrew from them, about a stone’s throw away, and knelt down and prayed. ‘Father,’ he said, ‘if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.’ Then an angel appeared to him, coming from heaven to give him strength. In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. When he rose from prayer he went to the disciples and found them sleeping for sheer grief. And he said to them, ‘Why are you asleep? Get up and pray not to be put to the test.’   Luke 22: 39-46

Jesus:  I suffered the brutal Passion and died on the cross. I rose from the dead on the third day.

R.  Death has no power over Jesus!!

2.  Jesus:  Such freedom to surrender!

3.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

4.  Jesus:  I will take you to the end of the hill and you will jump forever into My loving arms.

5.  Jesus:  It is in My hot air balloon you will know immense freedom.

6.  Jesus:  I rose on the third day from the dead. It is through the power of the Spirit that you are transformed more and more into My image and led closer to the Father. The Father loves you so much.

7.  Jesus:  Amen, Amen I say to you that you shall not falter for as you walk I walk before you and prepare the way.

8.  Jesus:  Satan wants to confuse you and try to get you to doubt, don't give into satan - Live to be more deeply united to Me. Satan doesn't want you to get close to Me. You must let go.

Song:  Little Child

9.  Song:  Be Not Afraid

10.  Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live,  John 11: 25

Song between decades:   Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

  

The Ascension

1.  They were still talking about all this when he himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost.  Luke 24: 36-37

2.  R.  His enemies were overjoyed when they locked Him in the tomb.
                Death has no power over Jesus.
                He rose on the third day.

3.  R.  He is the Almighty God. He has all the might!

Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled.’   Luke 24: 44

4.  Mary:  Surrender my children to the burning Heart of the child Jesus for He is full of such love. Pray to the child Jesus. He will help you do the Will of the Father. Ask for grace to do the will of God.

5.  R.  Out of greatest love for us, Jesus remains with us in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist, no less present than the day He walked the earth. We have nothing to fear for Jesus is truly present in this room with us at this very moment!

6.  Song:  I am the Bread of Life.

7.  Jesus:  Surrender! Surrender! Surrender! As I surrendered always to the Will of the Father and I was triumphant on the third day and rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven - surrender to the will of God.

8.  Jesus:  My children, I call out to you to come to the Tabernacle. Come forward! Be with Me! Be there with My Burning Heart that is on fire for each one of you. All power comes from God. Come to My Eucharistic Heart!

9.  Jesus:  Power! All power comes from ME!

10.  Jesus:  Sing:  Let go, let go, you hold on so tight. To the things that are near you, not ever right. 

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  R.  Holy Spirit transform us into the image and likeness of Jesus within the heart of Mary. We want to be closer and closer to our Father and know His love for us.

2.  R.  And they had locked themselves in the upper room and a gigantic wind descended upon them and over their heads there remained parted tongues of fire!

3.  R.  And they were filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit!

4.  R.  The fire! The vibrancy! God's love! The Spirit that moves - filling us with love!!

5.  R.  Come to us O Holy Spirit and transform our hearts from fear to fearlessness.

6.  R.  Surrender! Don't think about what other people think, focus only on the Father's Will for us!

7.  R.  How we cry out: Lord! Lord! I will always be there! I want to love You. But when we are faced with a problem, when we are in front of other people, many times, we shrink back afraid to speak out about the love of God. Holy Spirit, fill us with the fearlessness you gave to the apostles when they went out and preached. They were not afraid. Fill us with this fearlessness to see before our eyes the souls that will be lost. You are truly calling us this day to be apostles to spread the love of Jesus' Most Sacred Heart into this hurting world. Holy Spirit come to us and fill us with the fire of the love of Jesus as you did the apostles when they went out into the world and they preached the Gospel fearlessly. Give us the same fearlessness to always stand before you and to operate in this world filled with God's love.

8.  R.  Holy Spirit transform us more and more into the image of Jesus.

Galatians 2: 19-20

I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. The life that I am now living, subject to the limitation of human nature, I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

R.  Permeate our being with the fire of Your love, come and possess our soul. Help us to love the souls that are hurting. Help us to surrender to do God's will - in that lies our peace and joy.

9.  R.  I call out to you Lord to outpour to me Your abundant grace so that I am filled more and more with your grace - I know your life alive in me. Let me know Your Divine Love oh God: Let me know so deeply your love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is our prayer this day: to ask you to outpour your grace abundantly on each one of us so that we can operate with your life alive in us more and more.

10.  R.  And He filled their hearts with the grace of the Divine God and they felt the courage that they needed to do the work that the Father had called them to do. For it is in this work that the love of God will be spread throughout the world. For it is truly this job that the Father calls each one of us to: to be soldiers in a hurting world, to spread the burning love of God.

Jesus:  Time is so short,  My children. Many in this world has forgotten God. My heart was in such agony in the Garden for all the souls in your world today that treat Me with such indifference. It is in your earnestness to spread this message to this world that the world will be a better place through you if you open up your hearts and carry the message of My love to the world today.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

1.  Song:  Eye has not Seen.

"What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him;" 1 Corinthians 2:9

2.  Jesus:  What are you holding on to that keeps you from union with Me?

3.  Mary:  I love you so much, I am your Mother Mary.
                    Jesus loves you so much.

4.  Mary:  Open your hearts to Jesus.

5.  Sing:  Immaculate Mary

6.  Sing:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

7.  Sing:  On this Day

8.  Sing:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

9.  Sing:  The Rosary Song

10.  Sing:  A Song from Jesus

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

2.  Sing:  May the angels

3.  Sing:  Hail Holy Queen

4.  From the litany sing
          these invocations

     Queen of angels, pray for us
     Queen of patriarchs, pray for us
     Queen of prophets, pray for us
 

5.  Queen of apostles, pray for us
     Queen of martyrs, pray for us
     Queen of confessors, pray for us
 

6.  Queen of virgins, pray for us
     Queen of all saints, pray for us
     Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us
 

7.  Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us
     Queen of the most holy rosary, pray for us
     Queen of peace, pray for us

8.  Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as a symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your companion in this most important work. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor! Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

9.  Act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a movement created by your Son as a powerful instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock."

10.  The Memorare. "Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen."

Sing:  Ave Ave - Ave Maria
          Ave Ave - Ave Maria  (like in Conyers)

R.  End with Come Holy Spirit fill our hearts

Holy Spirit Prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love, who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.

Sing:  Little Child

R.  This rosary was prayed before the tabernacle.

Jesus appeared as the Sacred Heart.

        

February 10, 1995
Feast of St. Scholastica

 

Sorrowful Mysteries

 
 

Song:  The Rosary Song

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Put yourself in the garden with Jesus, in the darkened night. Be there as He kneels and sees before Him His entire Passion that is about to occur.

2.  R.  Jesus' Heart was in such anguish for all the souls that would treat Him so indifferently and neglect Him. He loved them so dearly! So many that turned their backs on Him. So many that ignored Him their whole lives.

3.  R.  Look at our world today! Look at the faces of the people that we see. Jesus loved the souls so much. He went through His bitter Passion and died on the cross for them! We must pray for these souls. We must spread the message of His great love throughout this world. We must have a close relationship with Jesus. He will use us to reach souls. The world is hurting.

4.  R.  Jesus saw before Him everything that He would experience through the entire Passion. His greatest agonies were not those agonies that He suffered to His body, but the agonies that He suffered to His Most Sacred Heart.

5.  R.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, remains with us this day! God remains with us in His Divinity and humanity in the tabernacle! He saw before Him the endless hours that He would wait and wait for His most precious souls that He loved and how the souls would not come to the tabernacle to even be with Him.

6.  R.   Jesus waits for us, His precious souls, to be with Him. He waits day after day in the tabernacle out of greatest love for us. He waits. He is no less present than the day that He was in the garden. He calls out to us to come to Him. He pours out His grace to us in abundance when we come and sit in front of the tabernacle. Can we wait one hour with Him! We have twenty-four hours a day but we cannot spend one hour and be with Him. The hour of power! The hour that He gives us abundant graces. We are too busy for the Son of God!

7.  R.  Jesus' agony was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood upon the ground.

8.  R.  Mary wants to lead us to the deep love of her Son. She wants us to have deep union with Him.

9.  R.  Jesus loves us so much. He gives us Himself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist.

10.  Sing:  I Love You Jesus - verse 1

Song:  A Song from Jesus  - refrain

   

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  R.  As a little innocent lamb led to the slaughter, they led Jesus to the pillar and they tied Him to the pillar.

2.  R.  Hear the blows as they hit Jesus' back and tore His flesh! Listen! Think of Jesus standing at the pillar and listen. Do you hear the beating of Jesus?

3.  R.  Jesus did not fight back! Jesus accepted all that they gave Him! He came to show us the way.

4.  R.  Jesus loved those who beat Him! Imagine the immense heartache that He suffered knowing that the very men that beat Him were the souls that He loved so dearly. They beat Him to their own exhaustion. Jesus gave His life for these men.

5.  R.  Jesus' body was covered from the top of His head to His feet with bleeding wounds that they had given to Him! But His greatest agonies were not the agonies that He received to His body, but the agonies that He received to His Sacred Heart for all the souls that would reject Him, treat Him indifferently, neglect Him. Many do not even think about Him. Many souls sin continually, many never turn to Jesus!

6.  R.  As He suffered so for our sins, He was comforted by the acts of love that we give to Him today.

7.  R.  Do we realize that Jesus came to this earth and took on a human nature. That He was born a baby for love of us! Do we realize that God the Father sent His only Son into this world so that we could be saved? Do we realize that Jesus, the Son of God, died for us?

8.  R.  Spirit of God, descend upon us! Open our eyes, where we are blind, let us see more with the vision of God.

9.  R.  Spirit of God, fill us with Your grace to know and love God more. Jesus stood at the pillar in a puddle of blood that He shed for love of us!

10.  Then he released Barabbas for them. After having Jesus scourged he handed him over to be crucified. Matthew 27: 26

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  Jesus' flesh was so wounded! Jesus was so covered with blood and they put on Him a dirty purple robe. They gave Him a scepter to hold. They pounded into His precious head a sharp crown of piercing thorns!

2.  R.  Red blood ran down His face! Jesus was crowned with thorns and bled so for love of us!

3.  R.  We do not know of the immense love that Jesus has for us. He came to this earth. He took on a human nature for love of us. He suffered through the Passion and shed blood! He calls us to come and spend time with Him. He is a burning furnace of endless love waiting to be so close to us. They spit on Him. They hollered at Him. Jesus took everything that they did to Him. He came to show us the way, to love those that persecute us. We complain many times when He gives us crosses.

4.  R.  Jesus wants us to meditate on His life and the life of His Mother so that we will more and more live the mysteries. Live the mysteries of His life!

5.  R.  Live the mysteries of the rosary in our daily lives. Our lives should be centered around the lives of Jesus and Mary. We should ask ourselves, "Would Jesus act this way?"

6.  R.  Jesus' way is not easy. Many times we say "This is too hard." We think we do not have to love that person. We complain about a person. How would Jesus treat that person?

7.  R.  Jesus took all the treatment that they gave to Him. He was the King of Kings! He was the Son of God! They spit on God!

8.  Jesus' way is the way of love, He is love, always love! He showed us how He treated those who persecuted Him and put Him to death! He always loved! He did not fight back. He loved those men dearly that scoffed at Him, that hit Him, that poked at Him. They finally crucified Him to His death!

9.  Song:  Crown Him with Many Crowns

10.  R.  Holy Spirit, transform us more into the image of Jesus so that we may be led closer to the Father.

Song:  Only this I want, but to know the Lord

  

Jesus Carries His Cross

1.  R.  They stood around Jesus! They poked at Him! He stood there with His hands tied, a look of perfect peace on His face! A look of such hatred and anger on their faces, poking at Jesus! But Jesus was at perfect peace. He knew the love of His Father!

2.  R.  They gave to Jesus a heavy cross that they put on His shoulder. It was so heavy that it felt as if His shoulder would break! He carried His cross without complaining. What does He ask of us? To carry our cross. "God, that is too hard", we may say. I could not do that! He walked with His cross on His back. He tells us to follow Him. We must be loving and carry our cross in love.

3.  R.  He died. He rose on the third day! In our sufferings we die and rise to new life, if we suffer with Him.

4.  R.  The same child Mary held in her arms was covered with blood and crowned with thorns. Mary watched Him with a cross on His back! See through her eyes! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, walked with this cross on His back for greatest love of us. He loves us this much. He wants us to come ever closer to His Most Sacred Heart, the Heart of endless, burning love.

5.  R.  Mary's eyes peered into the eyes of her Beloved Son Jesus. She saw Him in all His sufferings, and He saw her in all her sufferings. See through Mary's eyes! Put yourself there as He carried the cross on His back! Put yourself there and see the blood running down His face! Put yourself there and see Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who walked with the weight of the sins of the world on His back for love of us!

6.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

7.  R.  Mary wants us to draw ever closer to her Son. The more we grow in union with Him, the more we become one in Him, the more He operates through us. He wants to be one in us! He wants to love through us!

8.  R.  See Mary, see her as she watches her Son! She cannot help Jesus, her Beloved Child! Mary is our Mother, she leads us to Jesus. We must shine as lights in this world.

9.  R.  See through the eyes of Jesus' beloved Mother Mary. Jesus Christ, who loves us with the most tender Heart. He wants us to be ever closer to the burning furnace of His Heart on fire for love of us. He loves us so dearly. We seek. We wander. We roam. We look for all those things to fill us when the only thing that fills the hungry soul is the love of God.

10.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

  

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  See Mary as she holds the child Jesus in her arms and looks at His tender hands and feet. See Mary now as she stands under the cross and watches. She sees the nails they had pounded into His hands and feet.

2.  R.  Jesus and Mary's Hearts are the two Hearts of immense love! Mary has such love for each one of us! She suffered so! We cannot even imagine what it would be like to stand under the cross of our beloved son and watch him hang for three agonizing hours to his death!

3.  R.  Mary loves each one of us so much. Jesus loves us so much. Jesus longs and thirsts and waits for us to come and be with Him in front of the tabernacle. In our busy lives many do not make time to be alone with Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God! But He waits and longs for us.

4.  R.  Jesus is the Son of God! He gave His life for each one of us! He died on the cross! He gave His flesh! He gave His Blood! But He gives Himself today. God gives Himself to us creatures! He gives Himself to us to be in such union with Him in the Eucharist and we treat this so lightly. Jesus is truly God! He gives Himself to us and we run from His altar and take His presence so lightly!

5.  R.  Spirit, descend on us! Open our eyes so that we may see more and more as He sees. Jesus is truly present in the consecrated host.

6.  R.  Holy Spirit descend upon us! Open up our hearts. Fill us with Your wisdom and knowledge and Your understanding so that we may know more the things of God.

7.  R.  Jesus gave the last drop of His Blood and the last beat of His Heart! They punctured His head with sharp thorns! They pounded into His hands and into His feet gigantic nails! He gave His Body and His Blood. He gave His all for love of us. In total surrender, He spread His arms. Jesus asks us to love. He gave His all for love of us. He gave us so much. How can we turn away? How can we judge our brothers and hate our brothers? See Jesus as He hangs on the cross. He gave the last drop of His Blood and the last beat of His Heart for love of us. God sent His only Son into the world. We are all brothers in Christ. Jesus died for our brothers too.

8.  R.  Jesus hung to His death. They took His body down and handed His lifeless body to His Mother. Mary held the child Jesus in the Temple when Simeon prophesied that she and Jesus would suffer. She held that tender little baby and knew from that time on of the immense sufferings to come. Every time she looked at Jesus, she knew He would suffer. They gave Mary the blood-covered body of Jesus under the cross. Jesus gave His all. Mary suffered and Jesus suffered. He showed us the way to comply to the will of the Father. For to His death, He did the father's will. Mary always compiled to the will of the Father. It is in living according to the Father's will that we will all be happy. God wants us to be one. The Father created each one of us uniquely special with such love. He has had a plan from the day we were born for each and every one of us. He calls out to us today to join ourselves ever closer to the Heart of Jesus Christ for it is in this union that we will be led closer and closer to the love of the Father!

9.  Song:  At the Cross her Station keeping

10.  Song:  Were You There

This rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows just prior to the Friday evening prayer service at the Holy Spirit Center. A large group participated in the rosary. Mary appeared.

 

 

February 11, 1995

My Dear Father

R.  My dear Father,

    I am your child, I come to you, My dear Father, I love you so much. Thank you for Jesus as our Savior. Who am I that you loved me this much? Who am I that you sent Jesus into this world, a little baby, born of the Virgin Mary. Oh God thank You for the gift of Your Son given to us.

    You created me in great love. Help me Father to know more and more, Your will. Help me to live according to Your plan. Help me to be one in You. Thank You for the great gift of Your Son Jesus Christ. Thank You Jesus for giving Yourself to us in the Eucharist. Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

    I want to grow in greater oneness with You Father and Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Song:  Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley

Song:  Now We Remain

Song:  Lord Let Me Walk

October 3, 1993 - Use Your Talents

Song:  Little Child

November 27, 1993 - Do What Is God's Will

    

February 11, 1995
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

    

This rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows. Rita, Cathy, Joe and Marty were present. Mary appeared — she was so beautiful, so gorgeous.

  

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

1.  Jesus was locked in the tomb after His death and on the third day He
rose triumphant from the dead. Death has no power over Jesus!

2.  He came to give us life that we might have it to the full!

3.  John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish 
but may have eternal life.

4.  It is in living in the Father's will that we will be the happiest.

5.  The Father sent His Son to this world. We are sons of the Father! The Father loves us with such immense love.

6.  They locked Jesus in the tomb and He rose on the third day. He rose triumphant. We live the Paschal Mystery of death/resurrection.

7.  The Church is the Body of Christ. We are living in communities. The Trinity is the most perfect community. God intends us to walk hand-in-hand with each other.

8.  We share in His life through the sacraments. He gave the Apostles the power to baptize and to forgive sins. In Baptism we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

9.  Our human nature is elevated through baptism.

10.  Our knowing and loving capacity is elevated.

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Ascension

1.  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.  Luke 24: 50-51

2.  As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, ‘Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.’  Acts 1: 9-11

3.  The Apostles were fearful. They were so close to Jesus! They saw Jesus! They lived with Jesus! But they were so filled with fear that they went and locked themselves in the upper room. Think of Peter as he denied Jesus three times after he had just told Jesus how He would always be faithful to Him. When we stumble and when we fall and we feel that we are not faithful to Jesus, think of the Apostles and how close they were to Him and how they were still filled with fear and doubt! They were blind. We are human. We are blind. We do not see. Holy Spirit impart to us Your vision. Help us to see more clearly. Give us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord to know more all that we need to know to be drawn ever closer to You and know more Your Divine Love.

4.  Jesus has not gone! He remains with us this day out of greatest love in the Eucharist.

Song:  I Love You Jesus

5.  Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.

6.  How can we love and not love our brothers? For God is truly love and to know Him is to love! We are to love one another.

7.  He is the image of the unseen God, the first–born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers—all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the Beginning, the first–born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.  Colossians 1: 15-20

8.  These are truly the Glorious Mysteries. Jesus rose triumphantly from the dead and He ascended into Heaven!

9.  Jesus showed them His Power and His Might when He rose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven!

10.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth a little baby. Out of greatest love for us, God comes into the world a little baby, He died on the cross, He rose from the dead and He ascended into Heaven.

Sing:  A Song From Jesus

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

   

Descent of the Holy Spirit

1.  John 16: 12-17

    I still have many things to say to you
    but they would be too much for you 
        to bear now.
    However, when the Spirit of truth comes
    he will lead you to the complete truth,
    since he will not be speaking 
        of his own accord,
    but will say only what he has been told;
    and he will reveal to you
        the things to come.
    He will glorify me,
    since all he reveals to you
    will be taken from what is mine.
    Everything the Father has is mine;
    that is why I said:
    all he reveals to you 
    will be taken from what is mine.

    In a short time you will no longer see me,
    and then a short time later
        you will see me again.

     Then some of his disciples said to one another, ‘What does he mean, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again," and, "I am going to the Father"?

2.  John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 1: 5

3.  "When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.   Acts 2: 1-4

4.  They were transformed from fear to fearlessness and they went out to preach the Gospel and all understood!

5.  The Father loves us so that He has created us in His own image and likeness. Dear Holy Spirit, through the Virgin Mary, transform us more into the image of Jesus. We want to be more one with You God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

6.   Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

    ...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

7.  Mold us more and more into the image of Jesus. Jesus Christ became man, the mediator of God and man. Jesus has summarized Christian life as love.

For this is how God loved the world: 
he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish 
but may have eternal life.    John 3: 16

8.  Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.

Song:  I am the Bread of Life

9.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

10.  Song:  Come Holy Ghost

Song between decades:  Come Holy Spirit

 

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven 

1.  Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.

2.  Imagine the immense joy!

3.  It is through consecration to these two Most loving Hearts that we will be more able to do God's will and grow in greater holiness. We want to love the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit more and more.

4.  The most perfect community is the Trinity.

5.  It is in joining more and more to the love of the Trinity that we will be filled with love in our hearts.

6.  Jesus communicates to us His great love in the Eucharist and pours out His grace. Jesus gives Himself to us. Jesus takes us to the bosom of the Father.

7.  Father, we are Your little children! Help us to have this relationship with You as sons and daughters of God!

8.  Mary was born a human person conceived without sin. She is the most perfect disciple of Jesus. Dear Holy Spirit, transform us in the Heart of the Virgin Mary to be more like Jesus!

9.  God loves us so much that He created us in His own image and likeness.

10.  Outpour Your abundant grace to us that we may be more likened to you and live in deeper love.

Song:  Come Holy Ghost

  

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

1.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  Revelation 12: 1

2.  Song:  Immaculate Mary

3.  Heaven is our true home! Jesus died so we could go to heaven someday if we love and serve God and keep His commands.

4.  Death has no power over Jesus.

5.  Dear Holy Spirit, remove the blinders from our eyes so that we may see. God runs the world and our every breath and our every heartbeat depends on God. Help us to see and know what is real.

6.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

7.  As she comes as Our Lady of Light, she comes to tell us that we will light the world through the love of her Most Precious Son.

8.  Jesus is the Light of the World! He is the source of Life and Love! God has all the power!

9.  And the light shone brightest in the darkest night! Look to the Light for the light!

10.  Song:  Hail Holy Queen

Song:  Come Holy Spirit

This rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows. Rita, Cathy, Joe and Marty were present. Mary appeared — she was so beautiful, so gorgeous.

 

February 12, 1995

Jesus Loves You, We Must Spread the Good News

R.  These messages are not my messages. They are His love letters to this world. We are all called here to help Him to spread them. He is in this world now. He is with me at Frisch’s. God is in our midst this day. We are being called to go out to the world and spread the Good News. Jesus came to this earth, born a baby of the Virgin Mary. Jesus died. He rose on the third day and He will come again!

    Jesus and Mary are sending us into the world to spread the love of Their two Hearts. He is the same as during the Rosary, at a meeting with the three priests, as He was in Debrovnik, as He was at St. Phillips Church, as He was in the pew in Steubenville, Ohio, as He was when He was with me in the parking lot at St. Vincent Ferrer Church. My heart is burning at His presence. He is here in the ordinary occurrences of life, present in this world. He cries out for His message to be spread to this world. His people are in the world. He wants us to carry the message to His beloved souls in this world. He loves each and every one of His precious souls. We must see with the eyes of God. Each soul He loves. He loves each so dearly! He wants to love through us. This world is in pain. We contain the mighty medicine. THESE ARE HIS MESSAGES FOR THE WORLD. 

Jesus:  I send you into the world to give My love to the souls that are hurting. You contain the medicine for this sick world — it is the love of My most Sacred Heart! I call you this day, will you answer My call?

    My letters are My love letters. My personal love letters for this world. I gave My all for each and every precious soul. I gave My flesh and Blood for them. I came to bring life. Can you not give My love to this world? I call you to union with Me. Surrender. Let Me operate your soul. It is in your surrender and time alone with Me you will go into the world with Me to spread My love to this world. I want to be one with you. If you unite with Me, all will go according to the Father’s Plan.

    I am Jesus. Oh, how I love and thank you, My beloved ones, so dearly. I press you to My Heart, so dearly. I love you!  Jesus. 

R.  Jesus loves all to the poorest beggar. A man hollered in Church at the consecration. I prayed for him and wanted to give him a Blue Book. Jesus died for each and every soul. There is not one person He did not suffer for. We need to reach out to this world, spread His love to each and every soul. Send the books to the prisons, send them to all those who are hurting. Their prayers will help in the salvation of the world. And I went out into the highways and the byways and I beheld there a precious child of God the Father, one of His very own, one of His precious creations, I beheld a most precious child of God, clothed in such dignity because He is a brother of Jesus Christ and a son of the Father. How can we not spread the love of God? How can we screen some people as worthy of this love, others are not as worthy.

Jesus:  You are all children created by My Father, I beg you to reach out to this hurting world. Those who are hurting the most are the hungriest. I beg you to be fearless and spread My love to this world. How can you hold back, love is giving — you must give My love to this world. The very nature of loving is giving, if you are holding back you are not loving. Love all My precious souls, pray for your brothers in pain. Pray, pray, pray for all your brothers. I ask you to love your brothers as I have loved you. I spread My arms, I gave My all, will you Love for Me this day.

     

February 13, 1995 

Joyful Mysteries
 

The Annunciation

1.  The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked Mary to be the Mother of Jesus.

2.  Mary always compiled to the will of the Father.

3.  Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.  Luke 1: 38

4.  We must see Jesus in our brothers that we encounter. We love the poorest beggar. We love all, the persons God created. Jesus came to save every soul. He shed His Blood for each and every soul.

5.  Jesus is in our children! Jesus is in our brothers! We must love every precious soul. Every soul is so precious to the Father.

6.  The Good News is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is in our midst this day! That the Father sent His only begotten Son into this world out of greatest love for us! Jesus remains with us this day!

7.  There was such intimacy between Jesus and His Mother from the first moment of conception. It was in her womb that the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was formed.

8.   Mary carried Jesus in her womb. Now He remains with us this day in the Tabernacle, no less present than the day that He was carried in Mary's womb! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, remains in His Divinity and in His humanity out of greatest love for each of us!

9.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

10.  Mary carried the child Jesus in her womb. The Son of God, in all His Majesty and Might was carried in Mary's body! Jesus is in the Tabernacle today — Jesus Christ, the Son of God, In all His Majesty.

Song between decades:  The Rosary Song - refrain & verse

   


 

The Visitation

1.  Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. The angel had told Mary that Elizabeth had conceived a son in her old age.

2.  Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’  Luke 1: 41-45

3.  The servant usually goes to the Master. Jesus comes to us. Jesus calls us His friends! Jesus went to visit Elizabeth in Mary's womb. The Master goes to visit Elizabeth. Out of greatest love for us, Jesus comes to us! He is God!

4.  Out of greatest love for us, the Father created us. Who are we that He loves us so much?

5.  And look at the darkened world! God is so good to us! God outpours His gifts to us! Yet many people are not happy! They want to be gods themselves. Some want to be equal to God!

6.  Jesus commands that we put Him first above all things! In His goodness, the Father created us. He gives us so many gifts. We receive a sharing in His Divine Life through Baptism. Man is greedy and selfish many times. We must be thankful for the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

7.  The babe in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy at the sight of Mary at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb.

8.  John the Baptist jumped even before His birth in the womb of His Mother with greatest joy. Why do we not jump for joy to know that God is truly present with us, present the same as the day He was in Mary's womb when she visited her cousin Elizabeth?

9.  And Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice the Magnificat.

10.  because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,   Luke 1: 48

    Cry out the Good News! For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is truly in our midst this day! He comes to tell us that He calls us His soldiers, to go out into the world to spread His love. For this world is hurting and in deep pain. His love given to cure this hurting world, the love of His Most Sacred Heart! He is God. He loves souls so dearly, that He shed His Blood and died a brutal death on the cross to bring us new life! Let us shout the Good News from the roof tops.

Song between decades:  The Rosary Song - refrain & verse

    


 

The Birth of Jesus

1.  See a little baby! God does not come adorned in majesty. He comes as a little baby into this world. Jesus is the Son of God!

2.  Jesus is the mediator between the Father and us in all things. Jesus Christ came into the world. He was born a Son of Mary! Jesus Christ is the Son of God! Jesus, a Divine Person, has a human nature and a Divine nature.

3.  Jesus is our Savior. We share in His Divine Life in a special way through Baptism.

4.  Song:  O Come Let Us Adore Him

5.  Jesus loves us. Jesus is ignored and forgotten by many. His Heart is burning and on fire for His precious souls. Jesus was born in poverty in Bethlehem and Jesus died on the cross for love of us. He rose on the third day that we might share in His life.

6.  Many hearts are so dark with hate and anger. Many have forgotten God. We must try to grow in deeper oneness with Jesus that He will touch hearts through our love.

7.  Song:  Silent Night

8.  Song:  What Child is This

9.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

10.  Open our hearts and help us to grow in greater purity. We want to forever dwell in your Hearts, oh Jesus and Mary. May your love burn away the hardness of hearts in the world. May you operate in souls to spread your love to the world.

Song between decades:  The Rosary Song - refrain & verse

   


 

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1.  And when the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord—observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first–born male must be consecrated to the Lord—and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeonsLuke 2: 22-24

2.  It is through the sacrament of Baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven.

Do you not realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you and whom you received from God?  1 Corinthians 6: 19

3.  We have a special sharing in His life through Baptism. Our human nature is elevated in baptism. We can love more deeply through the gift of Baptism!

Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’  Matthew 28: 19-20

4. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the greatest teacher. He imparts to us His truths as we sit before the tabernacle. He reveals insights into the Mysteries in the hearts of those who love Him. Great truths are revealed to the hearts after the reception of the Eucharist and when sitting before the tabernacle when we are most intimately united to Him.

5.  Luke 2: 25-35

Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:

    Now, Master, you are letting
        your servant go in peace
    as you promised;
    for my eyes have seen the salvation
    which you have made ready
        in the sight of the nations; |
    a light of revelation for the gentiles
    and glory for your people Israel.

As the child’s father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed—and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’ 

Sing:  The Rosary Song

6.  It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies.  Luke 2: 46-47

Jesus is the greatest teacher. We pray to the Holy Spirit to give to us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. Open our eyes, oh Spirit of God, that where we were blind we will now see insights into the Divine Mysteries.

    God reveals Himself most intimately to us after Communion and before the tabernacle. He implants secrets of His intimate love into our hearts. He loves us so much.

7.  Although there is darkness on the earth the Light of Christ lives especially in the hearts of His faithful ones. He dwells in us in a special way when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace. We must keep our hearts ever pure.

8.  Mary suffered from this prophesy of Simeon. Whenever she looked at Jesus she remembered the prophecy of Simeon.

9.  And how she suffered! Especially through the Passion! We have no idea of the immense pain and heartache that she experienced! We see her immense love for us all through the Passion. She stood so close to Jesus! Mary is the Mediatrix of all grace! It is through Mary that we are led ever closer to the Heart of Jesus!

10.  The two Hearts of immense Love! Mary's was pierced with a sword! Jesus' was pierced with a lance. It is through this Heart pierced with a lance that the Church was born!

Song between decades:  The Rosary Song - refrain & verse

    

    
 

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1.  Jesus was taken up to the Temple when He was twelve years old for the feast of the Passover.

2.  And when Mary and Joseph left, they did not realize they had left Jesus behind.

3.  When they realized what had happened, they returned with their hearts in such sorrow to find the child Jesus.

4.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the greatest teacher. He imparts to us His truths as we sit before the tabernacle. He reveals insights into the hidden mysteries in the hearts of those who love Him. Great truths are revealed to the heart after the reception of the Eucharist and when sitting before the tabernacle when we are most intimately united to Him.

5.  Jesus outpours His grace abundantly to those who love Him in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Jesus outpours His grace to those who come and sit with Him in front of the tabernacle. He longs for us to love Him. He wants us to come to be so close to His Most Sacred Heart for He is burning and on fire for love of each precious soul.

6.  Jesus is the greatest teacher. We pray to the Holy Spirit to give us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. Open our eyes Oh Spirit of God that where we were blind we will now see insight into the Divine Mysteries. God reveals Himself most intimately to us after Communion and before the tabernacle. He implants secrets of His intimate love into our hearts. He loves us so much.

7.  Even though darkness may cover the earth, the Light of Christ is shining in the hearts of those who are most faithful to God. God is alive and lives in our hearts when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace. We must keep our hearts ever pure.

8.  The Virgin Mary always complied with the will of the Father. Help us to have a special relationship with Our Heavenly Father where we are one with Him, living according to His will.

9.  The Father's will. It is in doing the Father's will that we will find peace and joy.

10.  The Father has a plan for each of us. The Father created us with special gifts and talents to do His work. He intends us to live according to His will.

    It is in finding what He wants us to do that we will be most happy. We must surrender. We must go to the Heart of Jesus and dwell there. Jesus waits for us to share His love with us. Jesus waits for us to come in the Eucharist. Jesus wants us to tell Him we love Him.

Song between decades:  The Rosary Song - refrain & verse

 

This rosary was prayed before the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Rita and her children and Marty were present. Jesus appeared.

      

February 14, 1995

You Are Not Alone

Jesus:  I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, you will know such trials, but I will hold you up. I will watch you and you will grow ever closer to Me. I will be so close to you in these trials.

    Rita, let go, you must release yourself. I want to do My work through you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE - I AM OPERATING YOU.

R.  A voice cries out in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord. How can we who have such good news remain speechless about God — Go into the highways and the byways and preach the good news, we are being called to prepare the way of the Lord.

    God calls us to obedience, He took away Zechariah's voice. Zechariah told them his name will be John. God allows us to experience blocks sometimes. We must do the will of the Father. He took my voice away.

    From the day we are born, God has been with us. Before we were born He knew us.

    Jesus was carried in Mary's womb. Mary is a woman, Jesus was conceived in her womb through the Holy Spirit.

    Woman must be respected, Mary is our model, so pure, so obedient to the Father's will.

    We must live in His will, as a little child obeying His Father.

    The Lady is calling.

    We are given a special sharing in His life through the sacrament of baptism. We grow in greater life in Him.

    He took Zechariah's voice away, I was teaching math — he wants us to go out and spread the good news.

    The Church is in the state of becoming.

    He came as a baby, born of the Virgin Mary.

    In all His Majesty — He comes as a baby.

    He comes to us in love.

    Christ had a human body, blood like ours — Jesus takes us to His Heavenly Father.

John 14: 6

Jesus said:

I am the Way; I am Truth and Life.
No one can come to the Father
   except through me.

Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; 1 Corinthians 15: 22

R.  Jesus stands night and day knocking at the door of our hearts, knocking and wanting entrance "Behold I stand at the door of your hearts and knock." Jesus gives us His grace.

    He calls us to action.

    LOVE IS ACTION FROM THE HEART.

    HIS LOVE IS A MIGHTY FORCE TOO POWERFUL TO BE CONTAINED.

    HE CALLS US TO DIE TO SELF — LIVE IN HIM.

    POWER IS IN THE EUCHARISTIC HEART OF JESUS through Mary's heart.

    Song:  I Love You Jesus

Jesus:  SURRENDER, SURRENDER, SURRENDER.

    GO TO THE TABERNACLE, YOUR ANSWERS ARE FOUND THERE.

    I CALL, I PLEAD, SPREAD MY LOVE THIS DAY.

 

Resurrection

Song:  Now We Remain

R.  We cannot do it without Him. They were afraid after His death they locked themselves in a room. They knew Jesus, they lived with Him, they were afraid.

    Blessed are they who have not seen and have believed. 

Luke 24: 13-35

Now that very same day, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking together about all that had happened. And it happened that as they were talking together and discussing it, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side; but their eyes were prevented from recognising him. He said to them, ‘What are all these things that you are discussing as you walk along?’ They stopped, their faces downcast. 

    Then one of them, called Cleopas, answered him, ‘You must be the only person staying in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have been happening there these last few days.’ He asked, ‘What things?’ They answered, ‘All about Jesus of Nazareth, who showed himself a prophet powerful in action and speech before God and the whole people; and how our chief priests and our leaders handed him over to be sentenced to death, and had him crucified. Our own hope had been that he would be the one to set Israel free. And this is not all: two whole days have now gone by since it all happened; and some women from our group have astounded us: they went to the tomb in the early morning, and when they could not find the body, they came back to tell us they had seen a vision of angels who declared he was alive. Some of our friends went to the tomb and found everything exactly as the women had reported, but of him they saw nothing.’ 

    Then he said to them, ‘You foolish men! So slow to believe all that the prophets have said! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory?’ Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself. 

    When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them saying, ‘It is nearly evening, and the day is almost over.’ So he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?’ 

    They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven assembled together with their companions, who said to them, ‘The Lord has indeed risen and has appeared to Simon.’ Then they told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised him at the breaking of bread.

R.  They did not recognize Jesus, how many times do I not recognize Jesus.

Song:  Look beyond the Bread you eat

Matthew 16: 17-19

Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’  It is through baptism we are made children of God and heirs of heaven.

 

Ascension

R.  He came to give us life that we might have it to the full — He gives us Himself. God gives us His Word, He gives us each other. Love God. Souls are hungry, they are starving for His love, go out to the highways and the byways, go into the world — He died for each and every soul, how can I hold my arms closed across my chest when I know the good news. Christ has died, He has risen, He will come again. Jesus remains with us this day in His Divinity and humanity. Spread the good news to this world.

Song: I am the Bread of Life

R.  We too will be united to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in heaven soon if we do what God wants us to do, spread the good news, souls will be lost.

 

Descent of the Holy Spirit

R.  Holy Spirit transform me into fearlessness.

    Spread the Gospel.

    You are all brothers in Christ.

    Christ is Mediator between us and the Father.

    He gives us a special sharing of His life in baptism. God is with us this day. Spread the love of Jesus burning Heart.

 

Assumption

R.  Mary remained on the earth many years after Jesus ascended into heaven. Mary was taken into heaven. We remain on this earth, we will someday be in heaven if we love and serve God as He desires.

    Fight a good fight.

Song:  Eyes has not Seen

R.  It is through Her heart we are led so closely to the Heart of Jesus.

    Mary hold us so tenderly in your arms and place us in the heart of Jesus.

    Mary is our spiritual Mother. Mary mother's us and leads us to Christ.

Song:  Our Lady of Medjugorje

Song:  New Life

   

February 14, 1995
Feast of St. Cyril and Methodius 

Jesus and Mary appeared during the rosary during the Shepherds of Christ meeting.

Transcribe from a tape of a live rosary.

St. Valentine's Day

Joyful Mysteries  

The Annunciation

1.  R.  See the young Mary and see the angel as the angel appears to Mary and asks Mary to be the Mother of Jesus!

2.  R.  Mary was the most kind and gentle virgin!

3.  Mary had such faith and trust and love of God! 

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.  Luke 1: 38

4. 

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;  Luke 1: 46-47

5.  R.  Mary is our model to follow. Mary always followed the will of the Father!

6.  R.  Jesus was conceived in Mary's womb, Jesus is God! Jesus is a Divine Person with two natures: a human nature and a Divine nature.

7.   John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.   

8.  R.  Who are we that God loved us so much that He became man out of greatest love for us?

9.  R.  God is so good to us! Jesus is the mediator between the Father and us.

10.  In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption.

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

   


 

The Visitation

1.  R.  The angel had told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was with child in her old age. So Mary made haste to the hill country to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Her heart was bursting over with the good news that Jesus was in her womb!

2.  Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?   Luke 1: 41-43

3.  R.  The child in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy at the sight of Mary and Jesus in Mary's womb!

4. 

He went through the whole Jordan area proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet:

 A voice of one that cries in the desert:
 Prepare a way for the Lord,
 make his paths straight!
 Let every valley be filled in,
 every mountain and hill be levelled,
 winding ways be straightened
 and rough roads made smooth,
 and all humanity
    will see the salvation of God.  
Luke 3: 3-6

5.  R.  The Lady is calling us this day. She's calling us to spread the news of the love of her Son throughout this world. Do not take this call so lightly for she truly comes to you this night to tell you that she is calling to you individually, each and every one of you present. This is her call, her personal call to you to take this plea with seriousness, for souls will be lost. How can we stand with our arms closed in front of us when we know His immense love, when we know that there are so many souls in this world that are hurting that need His immense love!

6.  Song:  Our Lady of Medjugorje

7.  R.  Mary told me this morning that she wanted all at the Shepherds of Christ meeting to sing the above song. She is truly calling us to take her cry so seriously. She is asking us to open up our hearts as Jesus stands at the door of our heart this day, knocking and knocking, and we must let Him in. Then we will spread the love of Jesus throughout this world when we open up our heart to Him.

8.  R.  For His love is a light that shines in the darkness. His love is vibrancy that radiates from our eyes and our being. Mary calls out to us, if we have ears to hear. She has called us here to spread the love of her Son throughout this world!

9.  R.  Mary carried the child Jesus within her womb, Jesus in all His Majesty and Might! Truly God within the womb of Mary! He remains with us this day in the Tabernacle, no less present than the day that she carried Him in her womb. Jesus is waiting for us to outpour to us His abundant grace, to fill us with His love! Come to the Tabernacle! Be ever so close to Jesus' burning Heart!

10.  R.  The time is now! The place is set! We are the apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Mary is calling to us to come to the two Hearts, to know the immense love that Mary and Jesus have for us and to go into this world to the people that are next to us at your work, to the people that are next to us where we eat lunch! Wherever we are, these are the souls that Jesus came to save! These are the souls that Jesus gave His flesh and His blood for and He asks us to spread His love to each and every soul. Open our arms wide as Jesus opened His arms when He died on the cross! Do not hold our arms crossed in front of our body. Talk about Jesus' love in this world! Pray for the fearlessness that the Spirit can give to us. Take this call so seriously for souls will be lost and condemned to eternal damnation despite Jesus' death and resurrection.

Song:  My Soul Rejoices

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

The Birth of Jesus

1.  R.  The Father so loved us that He sent His only begotten Son into the world born of the Virgin Mary. Look at a little baby! God loved us so much that He came into this world a little baby! All His Might and Majesty! God came a little baby in the womb of Mary.

2.  R.  Jesus, in His Divinity and His humanity, remains with us this day in the Eucharist, the same as the day He was born in the manger in Bethlehem! Jesus is present in the Tabernacle here, the same Jesus Christ that hung on the cross! The same Jesus that walked and talked! Jesus is with us this day and He calls out to us to come to Him and realize His presence!

3.  R.  Every time we receive Jesus in the Eucharist within our bodies, we are receiving the same Jesus that died on the cross, the same Jesus that rose from the dead!

4.  R.  Jesus came in such quietness in the town of Bethlehem. The angels sang! There was not a roll of drums or a blare of trumpets! We walk the aisle to receive Him in communion and the only roll of drums and blare of trumpets are those in our hearts! Are we aware of the fact that this is truly God that we receive! That this is the same Jesus that walked the earth with a cross on His back? He wants us to know that it is truly Jesus! Jesus said to tell you: I am the same Jesus that carried the cross on My back and they run from the church!

5.  R.  Jesus came in such poverty and He died hanging on a cross! He came to show us the way! He took the nature of a man because He loves us so much! Who are we that God comes to us? It is only in His great love that He comes to us!

6.  Song:  What Child is This

7.  Song:  A Voice Cries out in the Wilderness

8.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

9.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

10.  Sing:  Silent Night

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

 

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  Jesus was taken up to the Temple and the old man, Simeon, was there. He had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Messiah. He saw Joseph and Mary and Jesus enter the Temple. Simeon went over and held Jesus and he said: Now I am ready to die.

2.  R.  But he told Mary and Joseph of the immense sufferings that Jesus and Mary would go through. And he said to Mary that a sword, too, shall pierce your heart!

3.  R.  From that point on when Mary looked at the infant child, when she looked at Jesus all through His life, she knew of the sufferings that He would suffer.

4.  R.  It is through Baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven, that we share in a special way in His Divine Life. Baptism is a great gift!!

5.  R.  It is through Baptism that our human nature is elevated to such heights!

6.  R.  If we are baptized and remain in the state of grace, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us in such a special way. Who are we that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us?

7.  R.  Who are we that God loves us so much and that He is so good to us?

8.  R.  God is with us. He loves us so much.

9.  The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

        1.  The Prophecy of Simeon

        2.  The Flight into Egypt

        3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple

4.  Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross

10.   5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross

        6.  Jesus is taken down from the Cross and laid in Mary's arms

        7.  Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

 

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1.  R.  When Jesus was twelve years old, Mary and Joseph took Him up to the Temple for the feast of the Passover!

2.  R.  When Joseph and Mary had left the child Jesus remained behind!

3.  R.  Their hearts in such sorrowing, they returned to the Temple in search of the child Jesus!

4.  R.  Mary is so beautiful and she wants you to know that she is here with us in such a special way — all white - so beautiful!

5.  R.  When they found Jesus, He was teaching the doctors in the Temple!

6.  R.  Jesus wants to teach us! He wants us to realize how much He loves us! He wants us to come to the Tabernacle and to sit in front of Him. He teaches us in our hearts His Divine Truths when we come and sit with Him. Sit in silence and let Him instruct you as He instructed the doctors in the Temple!

7.  R.  Read His Word in the Holy Scripture! Jesus feeds us with the Eucharist and His Word.

8.  R.  Jesus feeds us with the Eucharist. Jesus gives to us His Body and His Blood to feed us!

9.  R.  Jesus gives to us one another.

10.  The Mystery of Christ and Christian Existence  

...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

Song between decades:  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.   Simeon told Mary and Joseph of the sufferings that Jesus and she would undergo. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph was told in a dream to take the child Jesus and Mary to Egypt. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

 

3.  The Child Jesus was Lost in the Temple.   Joseph and Mary's hearts in such sorrowing, they searched for the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

4.  Jesus and Mary's Eyes Peered into one another's on Calvary.   The union of the two Hearts. Jesus' Heart was pierced with a lance! Mary's heart was pierced invisibly with a sword! The immense love that these two Hearts have for us! The intimacy between these two Hearts! The more that we unite with Mary, the closer we become to the Heart of Jesus. Dear Holy Spirit, please transform us within the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

5.  Jesus Died on the Cross and Mary stood beneath the Cross.   We are brought to new life through Jesus' death. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

6.  Mary under the Cross Received the lifeless body of her Son.   Mary held the child Jesus so tenderly in her arms as a baby, Mary now received Jesus' battered, bloody body totally lifeless to hold in her arms! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

 

7.  They locked Jesus in the Tomb.   His enemies were so happy that they had won! And Mary wept outside the tomb. But death has no power over Jesus for on the third day, through the power of the Holy Spirit, He rose triumphant from the tomb! Jesus gave us a sharing in His life through baptism — His Divine Life! His Divine Love! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered and died and rose on the third day that we might share in this Divine Life! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

And the heart of the Virgin Mary, whose heart was pierced so many times for love of her Beloved Son, calls out to us from this heart to take this as an urgent call from her. Be about your relationship with her Son, Jesus. For if you are united to Jesus, you are more likely to live in the Father's will for us. Mary told me today to bring the song, The Lady of Medjugorje, because she had a special plea for you. This is her plea! Come to the Eucharistic Heart of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a burning furnace of endless love on fire for us. The more we unite with Jesus, the more we become one in God. The more God will operate from us to touch the hearts of so many souls - souls that may be lost if we do not spread His love. Mary calls out to us, our Spiritual Mother. It is in Baptism that we were born to new life. Mary wants us to grow deeper and deeper in our life in Him. For it is in union with her Son, Jesus, that we will achieve everlasting life. We want to be forever united in the courts of Heaven with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in deepest union. Your union in Heaven depends upon your union here on earth. The deeper our union here, the deeper our union in Heaven. Heaven is a place that we cannot imagine.

Song:  Eye has not Seen

 

This rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Shepherds of Christ meeting. Mary appeared through out the entire rosary. Mary was brilliant and was illuminated during the entire rosary. Rita saw her as white! Jesus also appeared.

 

February 16, 1995
Blue Book Meeting

Before the Exposed Eucharist

Sorrowful Mysteries  

The Agony in the Garden

1.  Be with Jesus in the Garden and hear the sounds of the night. See Jesus as He kneels there!

2.  Jesus' Heart in such anguish for all the souls that He loves so dearly! He sees before Him all the souls that would be condemned to eternal damnation despite all of His suffering and His death!

3.  Jesus sees before Him all the sins of all men from all time.

4.  Jesus' Heart was overwhelmed with love for each and every soul. He sees the  souls who would go through their whole life and not even think about Him, treat Him with indifference and ignore Him!

5.  Jesus was comforted by the acts of love that we give to Him this day.

6.  Jesus saw the endless hours that He would remain in the Tabernacle and the souls that He loved so dearly who would not come and be with Him.

7.  We do not understand the Heart of Jesus! How He, Who is love, loves us so much! Therefore we cannot understand His anguish to love each and every soul so dearly and to know these souls would neglect Him and be so sinful throughout their lives.

8.  Jesus cries out to His Father: If it be  possible to take this cup from Me, but not My will but Thine be done!

9.  Jesus' anguish was so great that His sweat became as great drops of blood upon the ground!

10.  Jesus' apostles slept! He says to us this day: I give you twenty-four hours in the day. Can you not watch with Me one hour?

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  Cruelly, Jesus was led away! They hit Him! They pulled His hair! They tied Him to a pillar!

2.  Men came at Jesus with their angry faces and their angry hearts and beat Him. They laughed! They tore His flesh!

3.  Put yourself there in the dim light and see as they mercilessly beat Jesus to their own exhaustion.

4.  Be silent and listen as they hit Jesus' back! Hear the sounds! This is our beloved Jesus Who loves with a Heart that is burning with love for us. He stood at the pillar and did not cry out. He took all the blows that they gave to Him because He loves us with the greatest love.

5.  Could we love someone so much that we would allow them to beat our body to tear our flesh! Could we stand silently?

6.  Jesus' greatest agonies were not the agonies that He experienced to His body but the agonies that He experienced to His Heart. To love us this much and to be treated coldly day after day after day by the world as it is! The world that does not even think of Jesus!

7.  Jesus is with us this day. He loves us so much - He lives in us when we are baptized and remain in the state of grace. Jesus remains with us this day in His Divinity and humanity in the Eucharist. The same Jesus who stood at the pillar when they tore His flesh, remains with us this day in this room out of greatest love for us. He calls out to us to take this seriously. He loves us so much. He is in our midst this very day waiting for us to come and share our love with Him.

8.  Time! Time, we say! We do not have time! The Son of God waits for us! He longs for us! He thirsts for us! He wants us to come and to spend time with Him so He can outpour His gifts to us. How many times do we say we do not have time for You! And You are God!

9.  Jesus waits! He longs! He thirsts! He cries out to a world that has plugged up their ears, that has covered their eyes, that looks the other way, that does not see God in their brother. He calls out to us for close union with Him so that He can give His love through us to love this world that is hurting. He calls out to us to come and be close to Him, to share His love so that we may give His love this day to the beloved souls that He loves in this dark world.

10.  Does God's plea fall on deaf ears? Do we close our eyes and look the other way when we truly know that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here present in this room with us and is calling out to each one of us? He loves us tenderly and longs for closer and closer union with us. He calls out to Let Go. Let Go! Surrender! Let ourselves be totally absorbed in His Most Loving Heart!

Song:  Little Child

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  Jesus:  I call out to you to come to My Heart! I knock at the door of your heart and you do not hear. Day after day I wait for closer union with you and you are so busy. Open up your heart. Let me be ever closer to you, My beloved ones. How I love you! How I long for you! How I want to be joined in such oneness with you! Let go! Let go and spend time with Me! Take time every day to be alone with Me! That golden time when you sit ever so silently and let Me talk in the inner promptings of  your heart. For I am with you and I am waiting. As your heart beats, as you breathe, I am forever waiting to be closer and to share My love with you, My dear beloved ones.

2.  See Jesus as He sits, covered with a dirty robe and a crown of thorns that was pounded into His Most Precious Head! See the blood on His face as it runs into His eyes and see the blood run from His mouth from the blows they gave to His head! See Jesus! Open your eyes and see clearly. This is God! Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary out of greatest love for us and He waits for you this day! Waits! God waits for man to be ever closer to Him. He calls out with a burning Heart, waiting and waiting to be joined ever closer to us, His precious ones.

3.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

4.  Think of how it is to have a splinter in your finger. Think of  how Jesus was crowned with a sharp crown of piercing thorns for love of us!

5.  What a friend we have in Jesus! He loves us so much that He gave His flesh and blood for us!

6.  They spit on Jesus! They mocked Him! They treated Him so cruelly! He sat in silence! Always in compliance with the Father's Will! Always knowing the Father's love! He sat in silence. He was persecuted! He calls out to us today that when they persecute us, remember what they did to Him!

7.  Jesus came to show us the way! He comes to us this day and cries out asking us to be the Apostles of His Most Sacred Heart - to go out to this world and spread the greatest news we could spread - His love to this world! Spread the Good News that Jesus has died, He is Risen and He will come again!

8.  In death there is resurrection if you stayed rooted in God. Jesus died on the cross that He could bring us new life, that we could have life to the full! It is in our sufferings that we grow in this life with Him. He asks us to pick up our cross, accept our sufferings and be drawn ever closer to Him. Closer and closer! Become one in Him so that He can operate through us to the world that is sick and hurting. The more we surrender, the more we let go, the more we spend time to grow in this union with Him, the more He works through us to His most precious souls that He loves dearly. He came and gave His life for these souls. We must surrender, we must let go and let Him be so close to us.

9.  Jesus:  My dear beloved ones, how I love you with a Heart that is burning, burning with endless love. You go after such foolish things when I am by your side. I never leave you. You look, you wander, you roam and I stand so close to you with such love. But you are never filled. You go to other things to fill your desire for love while I am waiting so patiently. I am watching you. I am by your side with a Heart that is full of Divine Love!

10.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

Jesus Carries His Cross up Calvary

1.  The Father so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might be saved.

2.  They gave to Jesus a heavy cross that they put on His shoulder. He carried the heavy cross. He carried it willingly, always looking up to the Father; always aware, in such union with the Father, knowing the Father's love. The Father loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world! God carried His cross!

3.  Jesus carried His cross and He asks us this day to carry the little crosses that He gives to us, the sufferings that He gives to us that draw us ever closer to the burning love of His Most Sacred Heart. He asks us to comply to the Father's Will, to live "in" the Father's Will!

4.  We are all brothers in Christ. The Father is our father. He loved us so much that He sent His only Son into this world! How can we not love our brothers, our brothers for whom Jesus stood at the pillar and allowed Himself to be scourged and beaten. Our brothers! Jesus shed His blood for our brothers. Jesus loves our brothers so that He suffered and bled for them. He asks us today to pray for our brothers, to let His love that is inside of us, radiate to our brothers so that He can love through us. He calls us to greater union with Him, to time spent alone with Him, to make this the top priority of our life. Jesus, who is truly God, is waiting for us!

5.  His eyes peer into the eyes of His beloved Mother. She saw her Son teeming with blood. She saw her Son with a heavy cross on His back, His body badly wounded. This was the beloved child that she held in her arms, that she cared for, that she knew ever since the prophecy of Simeon would suffer. And their eyes met and in that peering look was the intimacy between these two Hearts! Two Hearts that are overflowing with love for us! They suffered so much for us! The two Hearts that love us ardently. It is through Mary's most tender and pure heart that we are led closer to the love of Jesus' Heart!

6.  Mary, from the first moment of conception, knew Jesus. She watched Him from a small child. She watched Him all through His life and now she watches her Son. A mother standing helplessly by! A Mother! The desire to help her Son! But Mary had to stand by! She could not lift a hand. She saw Him covered with blood and carrying the cross. She cries out to us to see through her eyes the love that her Son has for us. That He suffered and gave His flesh and His blood for love of us. See through Mary's eyes! Love Jesus through Mary's heart! Mary, who knows the Heart of Jesus, will lead us closer and closer to the Burning Heart of her Beloved Son.

7.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

8.  Walk with Mary as she walks beside Jesus as He carries His cross. Hear the thumping of the cross and the jeers of the crowd! This is her beloved Son! The Son of God! He is Love! This is how they treated Him!

9.  We are blind! This is Jesus, the Son of God! How could they do this to God? If He walked today, would we be so blind? But He is here this day, the same as the day He walked and carried His cross, no less present in the Eucharist! No less present than He is in this room in His Divinity and humanity! If you were there, if you walked with Mary, would you be united to Jesus who walked with His cross on His back? But Jesus is here! We see through our eyes the Consecrated Host! But it is only through His great grace that we see more about God, insight into the mysteries, that we know the Divine Lord that is truly present in the Host! He Who waits and longs for us, present the same as the day He walked on Calvary. When the priest holds up the Consecrated Host at the Mass, think of Jesus as He hung on the cross! He is there at every Mass for us to look at! He is there present in the Tabernacle! Please impart to us, Dear God, the grace to realize Your true presence in the Consecrated Host, to realize the great gift You give to us: that You remain with us in Your Divinity and Humanity with greatest love in the Eucharist! Take the blinders off our eyes! Take the plugs out of our ears! Open up our hearts and let us hear You knocking on our heart! Knocking and knocking to please let You in! 

10.  How many of us keep Jesus at such a distance! Some of us do not want Jesus too close! We do not want to let go and realize His burning love for us, to realize that He is Love! The love that we feel with one another is only a small amount compared to this great and burning, longing love that Jesus has for us! He is with us this day calling out to come for this love for it is the medicine that will heal the sick world. When we come for His love, this love is a mighty force that radiates within us. Too mighty to be contained, it flows to our brothers! If we want this world to be healed, it starts with us! The more we draw closer to Jesus, the more we will heal the sick world!

Song between decades: A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  Surrender! Surrender! Surrender! Look at Jesus' position on the cross! His arms are outstretched! He gave His all! He gave His Blood! He gave His flesh! His body was wounded! His hands were pierced with nails! They tied Him to a pillar! He sat while they crowned Him with a piercing crown of thorns! He did not call out! He accepted all that was given to Him because it was the Father's Will, because He loved us. Surrender! He came to show us the way! He shows us the way! See Him as He hangs on the cross! It is in surrendering and dying to self that we become one in Him. He is calling out to us today to let go! Let go! Let go! Let go! Let Him operate us because He is God! His Power and His Might are endless. We are human. The more we become one with Him the more He operates us. He calls out to us to surrender. To let go. To be one with Him! The power comes in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus! He is truly present in His Divinity and Humanity in the Eucharist! The Son of God is truly present today in the consecrated host, no less present than when He walked the earth. He gives Himself to us in the Eucharist! How lightly we take this as we run from the Church! He gives us Himself! He says: "I give you Myself! I give you Myself!" "I am no less present than the day I carried My cross on My back! If I were walking across the Church with My cross on My back, would you run out?"

2.  Mary watched as they nailed His hands and feet to the cross. The same hands and feet that were once so small - the Child Jesus. Now she sees as they nail His hands and feet to the cross. She is calling us. The Lady is calling us to spread His love. He died on the cross, gave His flesh and His blood for us! Mary is calling us to spread this love to the souls that are hurting.

3.  They persecuted Him and He loved them! The people that are not nice today are suffering. They need our love! He calls out to love! Always love! His way is love! To be close to Jesus, we must love!

4.  He asks us to go into the world and tell every soul, every precious soul that He loves them so much. He died for each soul. Every soul is the Father's creation, His beautiful creation that He loves dearly.

5.  Song: Lord, let me Walk 

6.  He died to bring us new life! His life He wants to give us, be filled with His grace, His Divine Love. He is waiting for us.

7.  Song: I Love You Jesus

8.  Song:  At the cross, her station keeping. Stood the mournful Mother weeping. Close to Jesus to the last.

9.  How good God the Father is to us! He gave us His Son, Jesus!

10. Song:  Lord, let me Walk

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

This rosary was prayed at the beginning of the Blue Book Meeting. Rita,
Cathy, Fr. Carter and Ellen were some of the people present.

The Sacred Heart appeared during the entire rosary.

      

February 17, 1995
Feast of Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

This rosary was prayed at 12 noon on Friday before Jesus in the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Rita, Sue and Marty and 3 other people were present.

Jesus gave special rosaries of love on Fridays at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.  

 

Sorrowful Mysteries 

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Be with Jesus in the Garden. Hear the sounds of the night! See the dark night! See Jesus! Our beloved Jesus with His brown hair, His beautiful face, His gentle kind and loving face! He knelt there! Jesus Christ, the Son of God with greatest love for each one of us, knelt there in such agony!

2.  R.  Jesus sees before Him all the sins from all time, all the sins of all men!

3.  R.  Jesus came to this earth for the salvation of souls!

4.  Song:  A Song from Jesus

5.  R.  Jesus sees before Him all the sufferings that He is about to undergo, all the wounds that He would receive, all the mockery, all the spitting, the crowning of thorns. He sees before Him all the agonies that He would experience when He was put on the cross!

6.  R.  Jesus came to show us how to live according to the Father's will.

7.  R.  The Father intends us to do His Will.

8.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

9.  R.  Jesus' greatest agonies were not the agonies that He would experience to His physical body, but the agonies that He would experience to His Most Sacred Heart, His Heart that is burning with love for each and every soul. Jesus saw before Him all the souls that would have nothing to do with Him, that would live their lives willfully, that would reject God, that would treat God indifferently, and then would suffer eternal damnation because of their willfulness!

10.  R.  Jesus' anguish in the garden was so great that His sweat became as drops of blood.

Song between decades: A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  R.  See Jesus! He is tied to the pillar! Be there in the dim light!

2.  R.  The men who scourged Jesus, see their faces! Such hatred! Such anger! Their hearts welled up with ugliness! They came at Jesus with sharp tools that delivered such blows that His body was torn and bloodied!

3.  R.  What of the hearts of these men that beat Jesus Christ, Son of God? They beat Jesus to their own exhaustion! They laughed! They scoffed! What of these hearts? What of the hearts that are in the world today that are so cold, that think not of others, only of themselves! The devil is so crafty! But Jesus is a burning furnace of endless love that waits for us! He is in the Tabernacle at this very moment! The same Jesus Who was scourged at the pillar is in the Tabernacle! With greatest love for us, He remains present no less than the day He was tied to the pillar. This is the love that the Almighty God has for us that He remains with us in His Divinity and humanity waiting and longing for us to come and be with Him.

4.  R.  In our busy day, we say: Lord, Lord, How busy we are! And He says: I give you twenty-four hours in the day! Can you not spend one hour with Me?

 

 

5.  R.  In the garden, He was in such agony.  The Apostles slept. Are we asleep this day when God is truly present and in our midst and we choose other things above Him and say: No, God, we are too busy! But He waits! As we breathe, at our every breath and our every heartbeat, He is burning and on fire for love of us! Even though we do not think of Him, He never abandons us. He is always there, longing and waiting for us to come to Him.

6.  R.  And they tore His flesh! This is God! He is love! What had He done to deserve this treatment?

7.  R.  Jesus calls us to love! Jesus calls us to this love this day! The world may persecute us and laugh at us and spit on us as they did to Him! He is Love! Look how they treated Him! His way is always love! He came to show us the way to touch the hearts that are cold. It is not in responding with hatred and anger that they are touched by the love of God, but it is by responding in love. This takes the grace of the Almighty God. He remains with us this day in the Tabernacle in His Divinity and humanity. He outpours His grace in the Eucharist. He wants to give us His love. He wants to operate us so that we will give this love to the world that is in so much pain!

8.  Song:  Come Unto Me All Who are Weary

9.  R.  God is so good! He created man out of His goodness! The Father created each and every soul with the tenderest love. Each soul is a creation of God the Father. How can I criticize my brothers when I realize that they are the Father's creation? But out of greatest love, He gave to each one of us a free will!

10.  R.  It is in living according to the Father's plan and living in His Will that I am happiest and find peace. His way is not always the easy way. But before we were born He had a plan for each one of us. It is in living according to His plan and living in the Father's Will that we will have peace in our hearts. As Jesus complied to the Father's Will, even to His death, there was always a look of peace on His face, always love in His Heart because He knew the love of His Father. The Father loves us so much that He created each one of us uniquely special. We are His precious children. He calls us "His children"!

Song between decades: A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  They pounded into Jesus' most Precious Head a sharp crown of piercing thorns! Think of how it is when you cut your finger! Think of how it would be to have pounded into your skull piercing thorns that penetrate your head and make it bleed!

2.  R.  Think of how it is to watch your child bleed? Think of how that feels in your heart and think of Mary through the Passion as she saw her Son and saw Him bleed!

3.  R.  The holes in Jesus' skull! The blood ran down His face! Jesus sat clothed in a dirty purple robe covering the open wounds on His body while they spit on Him, mocked Him and hollered at Him and He did not answer back. Jesus accepted the things that they did. He shed His blood for love of man!

4.  R.  Who are we that God loves us so much! That God sent His Son into this world! That His Son, Jesus, became a man! God took on a human nature because He loves us so much! He did this to show us the way. He did this that someday we may be with Him forever and ever in Heaven!

5.  R.  But the agonies that were the greatest were not the agonies that Jesus suffered to His body: the wounds that were wide open, the flesh that was torn, the holes in His skull. The greatest agonies were the agonies to His most precious Heart, the Heart that loved so dearly each soul that He came to earth. God gave His flesh and His blood for love of each soul. Then to be treated so coldly and indifferently and neglected by the very souls for whom He shed His blood!

6.  Song:  A Song From Jesus

7.  R.  Jesus calls out to us! Do we realize that God is in our midst? Do we realize that He remains with us in the Tabernacle in His Divinity and humanity, the same as when He walked the earth and was crowned with thorns! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, remains with us!

8.  R.  God runs the world, our every breath and heartbeat depends on Him. We see the Consecrated Host before our eyes, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is present in the Consecrated Host.

9.  R.  Who are we that we are in this room in the presence of God?

10.  R.  Let us pray for greater grace to realize more and more the presence of God, the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Tabernacle - the reality that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. Spirit, open our eyes that where we are blind we may see more and more those things that you want us to see.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus Carries His Cross up Calvary

1.  R.  The angry men stood around Jesus. They poked at Him. His eyes were cast upward toward His beloved Father for He knew the Father's love. The more that we join ourselves in union with Jesus, the closer we become to the Father. The Father loves us so much He created us!

2.  R.  God created us in His own image and likeness. It is through the Holy Spirit that we are transformed more and more into the image of Jesus. The more that we are transformed into this image, the closer we become to our Most Loving Father.

3.  R.  Holy Spirit, transform us in the Heart of our Beloved Mother, Mary, more and more into the image of Jesus Christ, our Beloved Savior!

R.  How the Heart of Mary knows the Heart of her Beloved Son. She held Him as a child, she watched Him all through His life. Now she walks beside Him as He carried His cross, teeming with blood, crowned with thorns, His body wounded! His Mother helplessly walks by. A Mother! She cannot lift a hand! She can only watch her Son. Think of how it is to see your Son, or your child, in any kind of suffering!

5.  R.  A mother usually cries out to help her child, to rescue her child, to be with her child! But Mary stood helplessly by! Her Heart torn in shreds as she watched the bloody massacre of her beloved Son!

6.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

7.  R.  This is Jesus' Mother's House. Mary has called us all here to her house to spend this time with her Son on Friday, between 12:00 noon and three o'clock. The time that is so precious to Jesus for it is the three agonizing hours that He hung on the cross. Mary has called us to be the apostles to go into this world and spread the love of His Most Sacred Heart to this world. Not to some, but to each and every soul that He shed His blood for. It is in loving all, loving those that are not so nice, that Jesus can touch them with His love through us, if we open our hearts and surrender and let Him become one in us. Jesus gave His life for His precious souls.

8.  R.  Out of greatest love the Father gave us a free will. We have a free will to accept His plan or to reject His plan. His plan is for the salvation of souls, the souls that the Father loves so much that He sent His only begotten Son into this world. His Son died on the cross for the salvation of each and every precious soul - each and every precious soul that the Father created.

9.  Song:  Lord Let Me Walk

10.  R.  So uniquely special! There is not another soul on the face of this earth that is like us. The Father created each one of us with a special plan to do His work - the work of spreading the love of God and loving each other.

    If Jesus would stand in this room at this very moment, you could see Him! Jesus is truly present in His Divinity and humanity in the Tabernacle right now in this room. Jesus does not have to stand in this room. He is truly present here, the same as the day He carried His cross on His back! He is here in His Divinity and humanity and He wants you to know how truly present He is to each and every one of us! Feel His love penetrate your heart for He loves you so dearly that He gave His flesh and He gave His blood for you!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  See Jesus as they stretch His arms and His legs and they pound His most precious hands and feet into the cross!

2.  R.  Jesus' dear Mother watches as they pound His hands and feet into the cross remembering the little tiny hands and feet that she once cared for.

3.  R.  Mary's heart was pierced with a sword! Do we know how her heart was torn inside of her chest as she stood at the base of the cross held up by her beloved John and watched her Son as He hung for three agonizing hours to His death on the cross!

4.  R.  Jesus calls out in a loud voice: My God, My God! Why have You forsaken Me? He calls out today to this world: Why have You forsaken Me? I am the Son of God! I am in your midst this day! I gave My flesh and My blood for love of you and you treat Me with such indifference. Many pay no heed to the Son of God!

5.  Jesus:  My children! My children! I call you as My soldiers to go out into this world. Make  your hearts pure. Keep them soft and tender. Do not harden your hearts. Let the love of God flow through you to this sick world for it is through you that I will touch so many hearts. You must rid yourself of all hatred, anger and resentment and come to Me for My love!

6.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

7.  R.  See through a mother's eyes! For she truly comes and appears as Our Lady of Light. Our Lady calls out to you to come to the Heart of her Son. It is in this Heart that you will find your refuge, your life, your security, your peace. Come to the Heart of Jesus Who hung on the cross and gave His flesh, His blood for love of you. He would do this this day.

Song: A Song from Jesus

8.  R.  See through Mary's eyes the love that Jesus has for you. If you stood under the cross with her, if you felt the anguish in her heart, would you believe then how dearly Jesus loves you?

9.  R.  See Jesus' dead body. Once His Mother held the child Jesus in her arms, now they hand her the lifeless body of her Son covered with blood and wounds under the cross! Jesus did the Father's Will! It is in living in the Father's Will that your peace and your joy lie. Spirit of God, fill us that we may be transformed from fear to fearlessness to carry the Gospel message into this world. For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born in Bethlehem, He died on the cross, He rose from the dead, He ascended into Heaven, and He will come again! Go to the highways and byways. Shout it from the rooftop how God loves us! This is the love that our souls crave. Nothing but this love satisfies the stalking soul. Holy Spirit, where we are blind, let us now see. Come upon us as You did upon the Apostles and outpour Your grace. Move in us to feel the vibrancy of God's love, to be filled up with the fire of God's love.

Song:  Come Holy Spirit

Song:  God's Love

10.  R.  Jesus was placed in the tomb and His enemies thought they had defeated Jesus! But on the third day, Jesus rose from the tomb. Death has no power over Jesus! In all the suffering that we undergo, if we stay fixed to Jesus, there is life. Death-Resurrection! Suffering - New Life! He showed us the way. He was born on bare wood in the town of Bethlehem and He died hanging on a cross. But the glory that awaits he who loves and serves the Lord far surpasses anything that we can imagine.

Song: Eye Has Not Seen

I pray fervently that every person that is here may be drawn ever closer to understanding the Passion of Jesus and Mary. For it is in studying and meditating on the passion that we will realize the immensity of Their love. Mary's heart was pierced with an invisible sword. Jesus' Heart was pierced with a lance. From Jesus' Heart flowed blood and water, the sacramental life of the Church. May we pray ever fervently for the priests and the Church. We will have peace, love, joy and happiness in Him. 

The Church is the Body of Christ. One of the truths that is emphasized by this concept is the idea of community. The communion that binds the members of the Church together is, in turn, connected with that wider idea of community that embraces the whole of mankind.  Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter    

Song:  A Song from Jesus

 

This rosary was prayed at 12 noon on Friday before Jesus in the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Rita, Sue and Marty and 3 other people were present.

 

 

February 19, 1995

Bumping into the Building

Jesus:  (Jesus' statue in the entryway was looking to the side and not straight ahead. His body was straight, but his head was turned to the side).

    The door to My heart is open. My beloved ones are missing the door. They are doing their own thing. They are not coming through the door, they are lining up and bumping into the building. Why are they willful? They want to do it themselves. They do not surrender. They do not realize they must pray to the Spirit. They must be led by God. You must become one in Me and let Me operate your hearts. You are all doing your own thing. Only in unity will My Center light up this world. I look to the east—for you are off-center. You are bumping into the building and missing the entryway.

   You can only enter My Mother's house with hearts of love. If you have hatred, anger, selfishness, or self-promotion as  your goal here, you will miss the entryway. You are bumping into the building. In three days I can destroy the temple and build it again. You do your own things. You do not listen to Me and My Mother. You are blind. I come and tell you My ways in these letters. I beg you all to read these letters. I beg you to pray from your hearts, to realize that My City is built on Love.

    Love, Love, Love. Your city will shine with the love of God in your hearts when you come to My tabernacle. Pray these rosary meditations with My Mother and Me. I am giving you a key to light the city. These messages need to circulate and be supported. If you continue to go without My messages, without reading and supporting them, you will bump into the building. My power is a power too mighty to be contained. I am dealing with you directly in these letters. The more you ignore these messages, the more you will have problems.

    These letters are for all there. I beg you, beg you to listen. These letters need to circulate. The city will be lighted only through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ.

    I beg you to support and circulate these letters. You cannot light the city on your own. You need to read these messages. I write messages that are being ignored. If you do not read these messages, you are missing the key I give you to unlock the doors so all can come there.

    I beg you to read these messages. I beg all there to remain after Communion and spend one hour in front of the tabernacle daily—one hour. You need time alone with Me. I beg you, beg you to pray to the Holy Spirit. Every person there needs to pray to the Holy Spirit every day.

    You are bumping into the building. You are missing the entryway. You are looking for your answers in the wrong places. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I want to light your city with My love — My love radiating from your hearts.

    You need to pray with the heart. I am giving you Rosary meditations on My life and My Mother's life. She is appearing as Our Lady of Light at the Center. Come to the Rosary. We are there with you at 6:30. Support this Rosary. People need to pray every day. Please publish the rosary meditations. I am Jesus and I have spoken. You will continue to bump into the building and miss the entryway if you ignore these letters. I write to you daily. They need to be read and circulated. My city will shine with My love, radiating from all hearts that go there. I am Jesus and I have spoken.

    Please give this letter to—anyone involved in spreading My deep love at the Center. I call you all as apostles to go into this world and spread My love radiating through you, through the Center, to the world. I am Jesus and I ask you to listen to Me.

    Come unto Me all who labor and are heavily burdened and I will give you rest. Give this message to all listed above on February 23rd. This is the anniversary of My letter about our City of Light. I ask you to read this message (February 23, 1994). I am Jesus. I am giving you messages for this Center. I gave you this message on February 23, 1994. I want this message to circulate. The message published and distributed February 17, 1995 is so important to your Center. See that it is published in every means possible. The plan of the Father is unfolding. My messages are so important to the Center. I beg you to listen to Me.

(I opened the Blue Book because He told me to, to October 18, 1993, 8:20 a.m. "Bring Your Children to Me". Please read this - p.29 God's Blue Book I)

 

February 22, 1995

Glorious Mysteries  

    

The Resurrection

  1. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead as He had foretold. Death has no power over Him!
  2. They had rolled the heavy stone in front of the tomb and His enemies believed that they had won. Jesus was locked in the tomb! These are truly the Glorious Mysteries for He rose triumphant on the third day!
  3. Mary Magdalene and some of the others went to the tomb. When they arrived, they saw the stone had been rolled back.
  4. Come Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your love. Pour out to us Your Divine Love, Your Divine Life, so that we may partake more and more in this life and be raised to eternal life in heaven.
  5. Jesus walked with two disciples on the way to Emmaus and recounted for them all the scriptures in the Old Testament from the time of Moses that referred to Him.
  6. They did not understand that Jesus would die and then rise again. They did not recognize Him after He rose. You might think, 'oh, so blind were they! How could they not recognize Jesus?' But Jesus is in our midst this day. He is present right here with us. He is present in the tabernacle. He is present in us and in our world and the world continues to go on its way in blindness.
  7. Take the blinders from our eyes so that we may see more and more with the vision of God. As we unite with You, lead us ever closer to the vision of God.
  8. He gives us sufferings. He gives us trials. He allows all that happens to us to happen. It is in acceptance of all that He allows, and in focusing on Jesus, that we will have new life, new life in Him! He is forever present and forever ready to pour out to us His life in abundance. But we must realize that the way to Him is to follow Him. He came to carry His cross. He suffered and died so He could bring us new life!
  9. Song: I know Your love a little now, so dear You are to me. Come give me life, abundant life, I thirst to be with Thee.
  10. Who are we that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son into this world and His Son died on the cross for our redemption? Now He rises on the third day to bring us new life. He gives to the apostles the power to baptize and to forgive sins. It is through baptism that we are made children of God and heirs of heaven. We are given new life in baptism!

    We are on a spiritual journey. We are reborn in baptism as little babies on our journey, and our mother is our Spiritual Mother to lead us on our way to closer and closer union with Jesus, her beloved Son!

Song between decades: Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts. Enkindle in us the fire of Your love. Come, Holy Spirit, fill our…

 

  

The Ascension

  1. Jesus took the apostles out to the town of Bethany and gave them His final blessing and left them in His peace. The ways of God are the ways of peace. The more we realize the immense love that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have for us, that the three Persons are truly inside of us when we are in the state of grace, the more we then realize that no one can take away this indwelling of the Trinity within us. The more we pray and stay connected to Them, the more They lead us to peace. Peace, joy and happiness come from the realization of the presence of God within us!
  2. We walk this barren land not alone. We walk with the presence of the Trinity inside of us. We are temples of the Holy Spirit. It is in the realization of this divine gift that we are given that we will have peace within. As we look at Jesus all though the passion, the look of peace is always on His face, even though He suffers, because He knows the Father's love.
  3. Satan tries to distract us, tries to make us think ill thoughts. It is only in trusting God, in turning over entirely to Him our wills, our lives, our whole being, that we can have peace. It is in living in the Father's Will, in doing what He calls us to do, that we will have true happiness and peace.
  4. These are the Glorious Mysteries! Jesus truly rose from the dead! Can we even comprehend that a person who died could rise from the dead? This alone shows the magnificence of God's might!
  5. And the glories that followed! He raised His arms and ascended upward into the clouds. The apostles, as they looked from below, were awestruck to see Jesus go upward into the sky, into a cloud which took Him out of sight!
  6. They who walked and talked with Jesus, who were by His side, were filled with fear. As they were filled with fear, we should be gentle with ourselves when we are full of fear inside. We should realize that it was only through the power of the Spirit that they were transformed from fear to fearlessness. Almighty God can take us from the depths of doom and raise us to such immense heights, but it takes our will of surrendering to Him, of focusing on Him, of doing always the Father's Will, of living in the Father's Will as children who are being obedient to their Father.
  7. Song: I come to you with greatest love, I am your loving Savior. I am your God, I died for you. I come to you this day.
    Nothing feeds the hungry soul but the love and the life of God!
  8. He came to give us life. He nourishes this life with the Eucharist. This is Jesus truly present in His divinity and humanity. He feeds our life through His own flesh and blood! He feeds our life in Him through the divine love that He has left with us. He feeds this life through the Church, through the sacraments. He gives us the sacrament of penance whereby all our sins can be taken away through the power of the priest. God is so good to us that He truly feeds our life in Him!
  9. Song: I Am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall not hunger. He who believes in Me shall never thirst.
  10. He, God, lets us partake in His divine life, in His divine love, and He nourishes us with His very own flesh and blood!

Song between decades: Come, Holy Spirit, fill…

 

  

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. The apostles were full of fear and they locked themselves in the Upper Room. Jesus had told them that they would be baptized by the Holy Spirit.
  2. They were locked in the Upper room with the Virgin Mary and there appeared over their heads parted tongues of fire and the Holy Spirit descended upon them. Mary is the mother of the Church. She is our spiritual mother. She is the mother of Christ!
  3. Mary is our model. She is the spouse of the Holy Spirit. It is in modeling ourselves after Mary that we become more and more like Jesus. Mary, help us to love you, to be drawn ever closer to you. Dear Spirit, please transform us in the Heart of Mary into the image of Jesus so that we may be ever closer to our beloved Father.
  4. It is through Mary's pure and tender Heart that the Spirit transforms us more and more into the image of Jesus!
  5. Dear Spirit, give us courage to go out into this world and preach the Gospel as did the apostles, who were filled with such fearlessness. These were the same men who, out of great fear, had locked themselves in the Upper Room. The key is the Spirit! Transform us, Spirit, please! Give us the courage to do what the Father is asking us to do: to help carry out the Gospel to the world, to help to spread the love of Jesus!
  6. Please outpour Your Spirit onto this Center. Please let this Spirit dwell in us!
  7. Let those involved in Our Lady of Light Ministries and the Shepherds of Christ Ministries be filled with the Spirit so that it is the Spirit that moves in them, that draws them ever closer to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
  8. Transform all who are here to have the courage to carry out the worldwide plan that the Father has set before us. He Who has chosen us to be the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, to go into this world to spread the love of Jesus' burning Heart. May the Spirit move in each and every soul and draw souls ever closer to the Eucharist. For the power is truly in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
  9. Song: Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest, and in our hearts take up Thy rest. Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, to fill the hearts which Thou hast made, to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
  10. And He gave to them the Eucharist to feed the life that He had imparted to them, and the Spirit moved within their souls to lead them ever closer to the love of God so that this love could radiate from their being and be seen in the world.

Song between decades: Come, Holy Spirit, fill our…

  

  

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

  1. Mary was taken up into heaven, body and soul!
  2. But she remains with us this day. She is our spiritual mother. She is the mother of the Church. Jesus is alive in the Church today.
  3. Oh, how our mother is so much with us this very day!
  4. Dear Mary, hold in your Heart all the especially anointed priests of your Son, Jesus. Hold them in your Heart and, through the Holy Spirit, lead them ever closer to the Eucharistic Heart of your Son, Jesus.
  5. It is through the pierced Heart of your Son that the sacramental life of the Church was born-through the water, which represents baptism, and the blood, which represents the Eucharist. We are given life and we are fed. Hold the Church, and all those who minister there, in your Heart. Hold them ever close to you for you are their mother. Mother the Church! Hold them so close to you! Guide them! Protect them! Lead them through your spouse, the Holy Spirit, filled with the fire of God's love, into this world in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be triumphant!
  6. Help us in the Shepherds of Christ to carry out whatever is the Father's plan for renewing the Church, for spreading the love of His Most Sacred Heart to many people in the nursing homes, in the prisons, throughout the world. Give us the courage through the Holy Spirit to spread the love of the Two Hearts in this world that is in darkness.
  7. Dear Mary, help the priests, your beloved priest-sons, to realize the great mission to which the Father has called them. Help them to lead the flock to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ.
  8. Help us to be proud to be a part of your Church, to be a part of the living Body of Christ alive in this world today.
  9. The Church is the Body of Christ. He is the head and we are the members. We are all one in this Body of Christ. Unite us ever closer with you, Mary, mother of the Church. Lead all in the Church to the most burning love of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
  10. Oh no! Mary has not left! She is truly here in our midst! She is mothering us and she is mothering the Church!

Song between decades: Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts…

  

   

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

  1. There appeared in the sky a woman, clothed with the sun. The moon was under her feet and there were twelve stars about her head.
  2. Mary is Queen of Heaven and Earth! The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph on this earth!
  3. There will be an era of peace. Peace is only found in God and in doing His Will. We must turn our hearts back to God, follow the Ten Commandments, do all that He is asking us to do, say we are sorry for our sins and draw our hearts into union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  4. We are the children of the Father! Jesus loved us so much that He gave His very life for us. We are the favored children created uniquely by the Father and He cares for us this day with great love. Lead us ever closer to union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit through the Immaculate Heart of our mother Mary!
  5. Song: Hail, holy queen enthroned above, O Maria! Hail, mother of mercy and of love, O Maria! Triumph, all ye Cherubim! Sing with us, ye Seraphim! Heaven and earth resound the hymn, Salve, salve, salve, Regina!
  6. All souls are joined in the Church with the souls in purgatory and with the angels and saints in heaven. We are all one in His Body. Let us love God, for we are children of God. We are brothers in Christ!
  7. Help us to see more and more the big picture. Help us to let go of little details and see more with the vision of God all that we need to see to do His work here on this earth-to let go of the little daily distractions, but to see that we are His soldiers marching on a world that is godless. Help us to realize that souls are at stake and that Mary and Jesus are calling us to be these soldiers to spread His love.
  8. Who are we that God is so good to us?
  9. Mary, our Queen, lead us ever closer to Jesus' Heart. Be with us as we walk with Jesus on Calvary. Be with us and lead us to everlasting life so that we may one day be united with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever and ever.
  10. May the saints and angels guide us on our way to eternal salvation. May we know God more and more. May He outpour His love on us, His beloved ones. We are His and He loves us so much!

Song after last decade: Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts...

Song: Holy God, we praise Thy name. Lord of all, we bow before Thee. All on earth Thy scepter claim. All in heaven above adore Thee. Infinite, Thy vast domain, everlasting is Thy reign. Infinite Thy vast domain, everlasting is Thy reign!

 

 

February 22, 1995

The Seven Sorrows  

    

The Prophecy of Simeon

Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus went to the temple. Simeon, the prophet, inspired by the Holy Spirit, met them and told Joseph and Mary of the great sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He told Mary that a sword would pierce her heart. From that point on, Mary ever remembered the prophecy of Simeon whenever she beheld her child. When she looked at His little body, even as an infant, she knew He would suffer. Every time she clothed Him and watched Him at play, her heart was torn in her chest as she knew what He would suffer. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

    

The Flight into Egypt

Joseph was told by the angel to flee. Joseph, Mary and the child Jesus had to flee because of what might happen to Jesus. They had to pack for a long stay. The child Jesus was so small! They left on their journey, hearts full of fear, trying to protect Jesus. They were forced to flee into Egypt.

  

 

 

 

Jesus Is Lost, In the Temple

Imagine the sufferings in Mary's heart when she realized the child Jesus was not with them. Think of how it would be to lose your child and not know where he was or if anything happened to him. With sorrow in their hearts, Mary and Joseph returned to Jerusalem to look for the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

  

 

 

Jesus Carries His Cross

Song: See the eyes that look at Mary, her tender infant child. See the child's Heart beat so tenderly, the Savior of the world!
See the eyes of Jesus and Mary as they met on Calvary. Mary's Heart knew Jesus' Heart so well! From the first moment of conception and throughout His life, Mary was so connected with Jesus and now she peered into His eyes. The crown of thorns adorned His Head! Blood ran down His face! A heavy cross on His back! Wounded, His whole body covered with bleeding wounds! And her whole life flashed before her, the life that she had spent with Jesus. This was the beloved child that she had held in her arms when Simeon told Mary that 'a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!'

  

 

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Mary stood under Jesus' cross as He was put to death. The child that she had held in her arms as Simeon prophesied, And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary! Now Jesus is dead on the cross! He gave His flesh, He gave His blood so that we might be with Him forever in heaven. He held not back. He gave His all. He calls out to us this day to see through the eyes of His mother as she appears and calls out with a Heart of great love, "Return to the love of my Son! He is with you this day. He remains with you, no less present than the day that He hung on the cross, in the Eucharist. He longs for you to come and be with Him. He is in your brother. How can you not love your brother when Jesus died for your brother?"

Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. What came forth was blood and water, the sacramental life of the church. He lives with us this day in the Church. He gives to us His sacraments, the source of His life! He gives to us the Sacrament of Penance whereby any sin that we commit can be taken away through the priest. He wants us to be so close to Him! He gives us everything to be close to Him. But we see with such limited vision only those things that are right before our face, when the true reality is that which we don't see with our eyes, the reality of the invisible divinity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the consecrated Host! This is reality! This is our life! This is our power! This is God! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

  

Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross

If we ever doubted for one second that we were loved, we could visualize the picture of Mary as she sat beneath the cross with the lifeless, battered, bruised and bloodied body of her Son in her arms, the same child that she held when Simeon prophesied her suffering. He gave His last breath. He gave the last beat of His Heart. He gave His all! This is the way He complied with the Will of the Father. He came to show us the way. He died in perfect peace. To His death He was in peace because He knew the Father's love. The Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for love of us! The Spirit descended upon the Virgin Mary and the Word was made flesh! The love of the Two Hearts! Such immense love beating for us!

In all love there is suffering. Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

  

Jesus Is Locked in the Tomb

And now Jesus, His body lifeless, is locked in a tomb! What cold reality for Mary to realize that His body is now gone! A stone separated her from her Son!

He gave His last breath! He gave the last beat of His Heart for love of each one of us! And she comes to us this day with her sweet, beautiful voice and she asks us to go to her Son and love Him! How can we refuse Jesus who spread His arms and gave His life for each and every one of us? How can we not trust Him when He loved us so much that He allowed them to tear His flesh, to crown Him with piercing thorns and, lastly, to hang Him on a cross? He truly gave His life for us! He, truly God, is with us this day, the same as the day He died on the cross, in the tabernacle! And we take it so lightly! Death has no power over Him! Locked in the tomb for three days, He rose triumphant on the third day as He had foretold. He comes to give us life. He gives us the sacrament of Baptism that initiates us into His life, that makes us children of God and heirs of heaven if we remain in the state of grace. He asks two things: love of God and love of one another! He came to show us the way and His way is love. To His death on the cross He loved each one of us! He calls out to each one of us here today to be His soldiers, to march on a world that has forgotten God, that has forgotten what it is like to love! It is a battle to live in this world. But the battle is won with hearts that are filled with His love, empowered by the grace and might that He pours out in the Eucharist. He calls out for us to come to the Eucharist and to the tabernacle and be fed with His very flesh and blood. To feed on Divine Life, the greatest nourishment, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! This is the love He gives. This is the love He asks us to share.

 

February 22, 1995

Stations of the Cross
at a Shepherds of Christ Meeting
 

1.  Jesus Is Condemned to Death
Jesus:
My dear child, with angry hearts and hatred on their faces, they poked at Me and condemned Me to death. I stood so silent, My hands tied, in perfect peace, because I knew the Father's love. I knew the Father's Will. You too will stand your trials in perfect peace, the more you realize the immense love the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have for you. Pray to the Spirit to transform you more and more into My image and, through this transformation, you will be led ever closer to the Father. Oh, how I love you!

2.  They Give Jesus the Cross
Jesus: They gave Me a heavy cross, laden with the sins of the world. They placed it on My shoulder. It was so heavy I felt as if My shoulder would break. I ask you to carry little crosses, to experience little pains. I could not remove this cross from My shoulder. The weight was unbearable. It is through My suffering and death that you receive new life. It is through your sufferings this day that you will grow in your life with Me. Oh, child, I loved you so much that I took up the cross of salvation. I love you. Please realize that I am talking to you here. To My death I loved you. Oh, how I love you!

3.  Jesus Falls the First Time
Jesus: The cross was so heavy I could hardly walk. I held on to My cross for greatest love of you and in compliance with the Will of My Father. It became so hard to walk! The cross was so heavy! I fell. I fell and the cross fell on Me. They poked at Me, they struck Me, they demanded I get up. The pain from the instruments they used to poke Me and strike Me was so great! I somehow managed to get up.

When you fall under the weight of your cross, come to My Eucharistic Heart. I am no less present in the tabernacle and in the Eucharist than on the day I carried My cross. I wait with the same love that I had for you when I carried this cross and suffered such agony. Oh, how I love you!

4.  Jesus and Mary Meet
Jesus: I saw the face of My beautiful Mother. She was weak, her face reddened and full of tears. I saw her tender heart, her love, her anguish, her pain. I saw My dear Mother Mary. My Heart was comforted by the sight of her, but torn by her suffering.

Mary: As I looked into the eyes of my beloved Son, I saw His love. His head, bleeding and wounded. His body weak. His clothes covered with blood. I looked into His eyes and I saw His love for you. I call out to you today. I appear today with a face full of anguish and tears. I appear to call you back to the love of my Son. See through my eyes, as I peer into His eyes, the love He has for you this day to give of Himself for you. Oh, He loves you so much, my little children. See through my eyes the love of my Son. Oh, how He loves you!

5.  Simon of Cyrene Is Forced to Help Jesus Carry His Cross
Jesus: The cross was so heavy I could not move. My persecutors became angry and forced a man to help Me. The cross was so heavy the two of us could barely move it. How is your cross today? Does it seem so heavy you cannot go on? I am forever watching you. When you are suffering the greatest, I am very close to you. It is in immense suffering that you realize My great love for you. Pray for grace to do always the Father's Will. Pray for grace to grow in your knowledge and love of Me.

6.  Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Jesus: My face was covered with blood. From the crowd Veronica came forward with a cloth to wipe My face. On the cloth I gave to you an imprint of My bloodied face. This, My children, remains with you this day as a sign of My immense love for you. But more than any cloth, look beyond the visible consecrated host. I, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, remain with you, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist this day, waiting and longing to be with you. Oh, how I love you!

7.  Jesus Falls the Second Time
Jesus: Oh, dear ones, the road became harder and harder to walk. The cross was becoming heavier, My body weaker and weaker. My shoulders and arms hurt so much! My head throbbed as I walked. The blood came from My body, from My head to My feet. I was covered with open wounds. I could not go any farther. I stumbled and fell. Again they poked at Me, only harder, and with such hatred they kicked Me. Such vileness in the hearts of men! My greatest agony was not the agonies of My body, but the agonies of My heart for the love I have for all My precious souls. I loved them so dearly. I loved those who persecuted Me. Oh, how I love you!

8.  Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Jesus: The women came to Me with their children, their tender hearts crying and wanting to comfort Me. I saw their love, their care. I saw the coldness of men's hearts for all time, the hatred, the anger, the sins, all the souls that, despite all of My sufferings and death, would be condemned to eternal damnation. I told the women to weep not for Me, but for themselves and their children. My greatest agonies were the agonies of My Most Sacred Heart. Oh, how I love you!

9.  Jesus Falls the Third Time
Jesus: I fell hard the third time. I was so weakened I could not go on. My body collapsed under the cross from such exhaustion! My child, My child, My greatest agonies were not the wounds to the body. They were the wounds I experienced to My heart. Do you know a little more now how I love you? It is in meditating on My Passion and death that you will realize My immense love for you. When you fall, when you struggle, I give you the grace to get up. I never give you more than you can handle. Your strength will come from Me. Come to My Eucharistic Heart. I am waiting for you this day. Oh, how I love you!

10.  Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
Jesus: They took Me to the hill to crucify Me. They angrily stripped Me of My garments. They took off My clothes to whip Me. They had covered My bloody wounds with a dirty purple robe. Now, total surrender-they took off My clothes. I showed you the way to surrender, always complying with the Will of the Father. It is in living in His Will that you will have peace and joy, and life eternal some day. Oh, how I love you!

11.  They Nail Him to the Cross
Messenger: See Mary as she holds the little Baby Jesus. See her as she washes His tender hands and feet. See her now as she watches as they pound into those same hands and feet the gigantic nails that fix Jesus to the cross.

Mary: Oh, my dear ones, my heart was torn in my chest as they nailed His hands and feet to the cross. I ask you this day to walk the Passion with me and see through my eyes the love He has for you. He truly was nailed to the cross.

Jesus: They pounded the nails into My first hand, then they stretched My body and nailed My other hand. The blood poured from these wounds that went totally through My hands. My pain was so immense, but then they nailed My feet! You do not know what pain I suffered, My child. My children, My children, for each one of you I suffered this pain. Oh, how I loved you!

12.  Jesus Dies on the Cross
(Silence.)
Messenger: He hung for three agonizing hours on the cross against the darkened sky. His greatest agonies were not the agonies of His body, but those of His Heart for the great love He has for each and every soul.

Jesus: I gave Myself to you, My dear ones. I gave My all. I hung with My arms spread in total surrender. My head was punctured; My hands and feet were nailed to the cross. I gave Myself to you. I give Myself to you this day in the Eucharist. I give Myself to you. I, God, give you Myself! What more do you want?

Song: Oh, burning Heart, oh, Love divine, etc.

Messenger: They pierced His Heart with a lance and what flowed forth was blood and water, the sacramental life of the Church, water for Baptism and blood for the Eucharist. His life, death and resurrection live on in the Church this day.

13.  Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross and Placed in the Arms of His Mother
Messenger:
His totally lifeless body was placed in the arms of His most loving Mother. As she had held the little baby body in her arms, she now received His bloodied, bruised body in her arms. This is how He obeyed the Father's Will. Jesus gave His life for us. The Father gave His only Son because He loves us so much. Mary, His Mother, our Mother and the Mother of the Church, is forever by His side. See Jesus in the arms of His loving Mother under the cross. This is love.

Mary: I held His lifeless body in my arms. See through my eyes the love He has for you this day. He gives Himself to you today in the Eucharist. He loves you so much!

14.  Jesus Is Locked in the Tomb
Messenger:
His enemies rolled the stone up to the tomb and were pleased to have buried Jesus. Mary, outside the tomb, wept bitterly. The cold reality that He was dead! But death has no power over Jesus for on the third day He rose, triumphant, from the tomb! We are partakers in His divine life. Death has no power over Jesus. He is with us this day. He comes to bring us life to the full. He loves us so much!

  

 

January 3, 2006
Christ the Light of the World

 


 

Baptism of Jesus

1.  Matthew 3: 13-15

Then Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him, with the words, ‘It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that uprightness demands.’ Then John gave in to him. .

2. Matthew 3: 16-17

And when Jesus had been baptised he at once came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And suddenly there was a voice from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’

3. Through baptism we receive a special
        sharing in God's life.

4.  Our knowing and loving capacity
        is elevated to greater heights through
        baptism.

5.  Christ is the Son-of-God.

6.  Christ shows us how to be a man,
        how to live a holy existence,
        how to be likened to Him.

7.  We through our incorporation into Christ
        which occurs at Baptism, are
        meant to relive the life, death and
        resurrection of Jesus.

8.  In doing so, we are not only accomplishing
        our own salvation, but we are
        assisting in the salvation of others also.

9.  These are the mysteries of light -
        Through baptism we are given
        such gifts.

10. From the Sanctifier, Pauline Books and Media
        pp. 124-125

"When we are born we are endowed by God with all we need for our human life, a complete organism, and a soul with the full range of faculties. Of course they are not all developed from birth, but we have them then as the source of everything we are going to need in life. And thus it is also in the spiritual order. When someone is baptized, he receives in all its fullness that supernatural world which the Christian carries within his soul. He receives grace, which is a participation of the nature of God; the theological virtues, which put him in immediate contact with the divine; the moral virtues, which serve to regulate and order all his life; and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the divine, mysterious receivers for picking up the Spirit’s inspirations and movements."     from Newsletter 2000 #3

 

 


 

Miracle at Cana

 1.  These are the Mysteries of Light -
        God is a God of miracles.
        God performed miracles on earth.
        The miracle of Cana is considered
            the first miracle of Jesus' public life.

 2.  John 2: 3-10

"And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the feast had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ Jesus said, ‘Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come yet.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ and they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, ‘Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.’ They did this; the president tasted the water, and it had turned into wine. Having no idea where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew—the president of the feast called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone serves good wine first and the worse wine when the guests are well wined; but you have kept the best wine till now.’"

 3.  God has given to us this gift in Clearwater

July 5, 2000

 4. 

        This is such a gift from God
        that our priests can change
        bread and wine into
        the Body and Blood of Jesus.
 

 5. Jesus performed many miracles on
        earth - He gave the apostles the power to baptize
        and forgive sins.

 6.  What a gift God gives us in the priest
        to administer the sacraments.

 7.  Jesus healed the sick, Jesus raised
        people from the dead -
        What an awesome meditation -
            the miracles Jesus performed on
                earth -- and they crucified
                Him - They put Him to death.

 8.  Once there was a big lion and someone
        let him go - he did destructive
        things - If we pray for God to give
        us grace that the blinders were
        removed from our eyes -
        we would be in awe -
      When Adam and Eve sinned they did not
        see as good - their vision was dimmed -
       
        When we pray for grace and go to the
        Eucharist - we see with
        greater light, insight into
        the Divine Mysteries -

        Oh Spirit of God - open our eyes
            that we may see

 9. John 9: 10-12

"So they said to him, ‘Then how is it that your eyes were opened?’ He answered, ‘The man called Jesus made a paste, daubed my eyes with it and said to me, "Go off and wash at Siloam"; so I went, and when I washed I gained my sight.’ They asked, ‘Where is he?’ He answered, ‘I don’t know.’"

10.  Miracles - God is a God of miracles -
                We just may not see

July 5, 2000

 

 


 

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

1.  Matthew 5: 1-12

Seeing the crowds, he went onto the mountain. And when he was
seated his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak. This is
what he taught them:

How blessed are the poor in spirit:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Blessed are the gentle:
they shall have the earth as inheritance.
Blessed are those who mourn:
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are those
   who hunger and thirst for uprightness:
they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful:
they shall have mercy shown them.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be recognised
   as children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted
   in the cause of uprightness:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and
speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven; this
is how they persecuted the prophets before you.

2. Matthew 5: 13

‘You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled under people’s feet.

3. Matthew 5: 14-16

    ‘You are light for the world. A city built on a hill–top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp–stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.

4.  Oh God let our light shine.

       Oh God - we are so blind.
       Mary is the highest human person.
       Mary is sinless.
        Mary is our spiritual Mother.
        Where we are blind we now see.

5.  Christ was born of Mary.
        Christ wants us to be deeply united
         to Mary to help promote His Kingdom.

6. John 1: 14

The Word became flesh, 
he lived among us, 
and we saw his glory, 
the glory that he has from the Father 
    as only Son of the Father, 
full of grace and truth.

7.  John 1: 15-33

John witnesses to him. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Indeed, from his fullness
    we have, all of us, received—
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come
   through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son,
   who is close to the Father’s heart,
who has made him known.

The witness of John

This was the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He declared, he did not deny but declared, ‘I am not the Christ.’ So they asked, ‘Then are you Elijah?’ He replied, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the Prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ So they said to him, ‘Who are you? We must take back an answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?’ So he said, ‘I am, as Isaiah prophesied: A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord. Make his paths straight!’ Now those who had been sent were Pharisees, and they put this question to him, ‘Why are you baptising if you are not the Christ, and not Elijah, and not the Prophet?’ John answered them, ‘I baptise with water; but standing among you—unknown to you— is the one who is coming after me; and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandal.’ This happened at Bethany, on the far side of the Jordan, where John was baptising. The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. It was of him that I said, "Behind me comes one who has passed ahead of me because he existed before me." I did not know him myself, and yet my purpose in coming to baptise with water was so that he might be revealed to Israel.’ And John declared, ‘I saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven and rest on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, "The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is to baptise with the Holy Spirit."

8.  Jesus took five loaves and
        two fish and He fed 5,000.

9.  If we pray for grace for the priests,
        the Church and the world - no matter
        how little we are, He can outpour
        His grace and the whole situation
        could change.
        God is almighty - we must pray
        with faith and fervor to promote
        His Kingdom on this earth and
        help souls get to heaven -

        The Sacred Heart of Jesus will
         Reign in the hearts of the people of
            the earth.

        We in the Shepherds of Christ are a big part
            of this -

        This is Jesus' Movement to help bring
            this about.

10.  Song from Jesus - given by Jesus
                11 years ago October 7, 1994
                  on the feast of the Holy Rosary

"On October 7, 1994, Jesus told me to write a song to be sung after Communion for a Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center on October 8, 1994. I told Him I couldn't write music. He said, "You will not do it, I will." My daughter and I sat at the piano bench and in five minutes Jesus gave me the words and music to A Song from Jesus. This is His love song to you."
 

 

 

Transfiguration

 1.  What are we living for if we do not live
        to love. In meditating on these
        mysteries of the rosary, we see our
        joy is found in modeling our lives
        after Jesus and Mary.
        Jesus is the Divine God -
        Mary, the sinless, highest human person.
        We model our love union with God
            by learning more about the
            love union between Jesus and
            His Mother.

        We are the spouse of Jesus.

 2.  We see so very little -

 3.  Jesus took them up the mountain and
            was transfigured before their
                eyes.

 4.  In these revelations He has given to
            me to give to you - I have
            tasted the treasures of heaven
            a little - peeked in the portals
            and caught a glimpse of eternity

December 18, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEART

    The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I know was His deep presence in which I existed.

    I knew the room was red and warm. I knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I existed then in Him in a most special way.

    I was overtaken by the love of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell with His love.

    We do not understand the fire of His love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself. He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing, penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be - living in Him!

    This is how I will forever live my life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my being, and I operate with His power in me.

    Little creatures though we are, we are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of Jesus.

    Let no man separate what God has joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live, He lives in me in this world.

    I am wed to Him, and I shall not fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable Heart, the furnace of God's love!

end of December 18, 1995 writing
 

 5.  Revelation 21: 1-7

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God–with–them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.’ 

    Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. ‘Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true." Then he said to me, ‘It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son.

 6.  Revelation 22: 20

The one who attests these things says: I am indeed coming soon.
     Amen; come, Lord Jesus.

 7.  Song from Jesus


 

 8.  Excerpt from Daily Message

Holy Cross-Immaculata is on a hill.

I had many experiences there.

Messenger: On January 9, 1996, I went to pray. The snow was so bad the street was blocked to Holy Cross-Immaculata. I finally managed to find a place to park and trudged through the snow, panting with joy to be with Our Lord in the tabernacle there. When I arrived all I could do was kneel before the Sacred Heart statue and pour out myself to Him.

From my writings of January 9, 1996, I write:

"I was engulfed again in my love of God and cried so hard because I love Him so much. In this intimate act of giving myself totally to Him, my whole act was in emptying myself, wanting only to be lost in Him and united forever to Him in this most blissful moment. I turned myself over and was lost in Him, knowing His presence with me and knowing His deep love. The world stopped and I existed in Him, longing to forever stay there, so this moment would never end."

"I touched you, God and in this embrace I knew your unending love. I saw Your Body as if it was transfigured and glowing in light and I was lost in Thee."

This is how it began. I would see a great reflective light, as if from a mirror, on the eaves of the church in the front of Holy Cross-Immaculata and His Body was changed in the most brilliant light before my eyes. I cannot describe what I saw, nor have I ever seen it except in this vision and two that would follow the next two days. Jesus was transfigured before my eyes.

The date of January 9, 1996, when it first happened. He was transfigured for me at least 3 more times in the front of Holy Cross-Immaculata. Right after this in January 1996.

At the end of December, on the 5th of the month, 1996, I would see Him in the back of the church at Holy Cross-Immaculata on the crucifix at the point of death.

12 days later on December 17, 1996 Mary appeared on the building in Clearwater.

end of excerpt from Daily Message

 9.  Mark 9: 2-8

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus, ‘Rabbi,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

10.  Jesus speaks:
           
I open the heavens - you see the
            abyss of My love - I have given
            these revelations - tell all that
            are hungry - let them taste on
            the waters of life - the Clearwater
            flowing from My Heart -
            My grace is outpoured to you.
            Come to the Eucharist -
            Taste the gifts I give you -
                I give you Myself -
                I give you My Body -
                I give you My Blood
            Taste at the table of plenty -
            I am the Bread of Life -
            Do you want life -
            Come to Me -
            Be Baptized
            Come to the Eucharist
            Go to Confession -

        Pray as you never prayed before
            for the priests, the Church
            and the world.

 

         

         

         

         

    


 

Prayer for Priests. "Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart You attend to all the needs of Your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that You draw back to Your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from Your path, that You rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that You continue to give Your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that You take this petition to Your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen"

   


  

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

         

The Institution of the Eucharist

1.  John 6: 53-58

Jesus replied to them:

In all truth I tell you,
if you do not eat
   the flesh of the Son of man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh
   and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise that person up
   on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh
   and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in that person.
As the living Father sent me
and I draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me
   will also draw life from me.
This is the bread
   which has come down from heaven;
it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread
   will live for ever.

2.  Sing Song: I Am the Bread of Life

3. 


 

John 13: 1-8

Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, having loved those who were his in the world, loved them to the end. They were at supper, and the devil had already put it into the mind of Judas Iscariot son of Simon, to betray him. Jesus knew that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he had come from God and was returning to God, and he got up from table, removed his outer garments and, taking a towel, wrapped it round his waist; he then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ Jesus answered, ‘At the moment you do not know what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ‘Never!’ said Peter. ‘You shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus replied, ‘If I do not wash you, you can have no share with me.’
 

John 16: 20

‘In all truth I tell you,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
  

John 17: 21-23

May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
   and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
   you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
   that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
as you have loved me.

4.  Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

5.  Many Graces Will Be Granted (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

Jesus: My beloved Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I have called you to a special apostleship, My beloved ones. I am crying out to you from My Eucharistic Heart to pray as you have never prayed before. The power, My dear chosen ones, is in the Eucharist. Your world is in a very serious state. The Church, the pope, the bishops, the priests, the Sisters and Brothers are all in need of tremendous prayer power.

You have been called to the quiet of the tabernacle to take your prayer petitions to My Eucharistic Heart. The renewal of the Church and the world is at hand. From the prayers you pray here, many graces will be granted.

I am calling all in this Movement as well as all others in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to consecrate their hearts to My Heart and the heart of My Mother. All through the day I am calling you, priests, sisters and brothers in the religious life, laity, including children, to give your hearts to Me and to My beloved Mother. As you dwell in Our Hearts you will be one with each other....

6. Many Graces Will Be Granted (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

...Come to Me with your petitions. I am truly present in the tabernacle, no less present than the day I walked the earth. I wait for you to come and to pray for your Church and your world. Many graces will be given there for the priesthood and those in the religious life. I have chosen each priest and sister and brother in the religious life to help spread My love to this world. The highest calling is to be called to the priesthood. The calling I give to My beloved priests, sisters and brothers is a special spousalship to Me. How My Heart is wounded by the priests and sisters and brothers in the religious life who have turned worldly. I, the almighty God, call them to such a deep intimate love affair with Me and they go to the world for their love.

When the religious are fixed in My Heart many will be fed by My burning love.

The world is in a state of urgency. The Church in part has become worldly. The medicine for the hurting world is My burning love. Nothing, nothing will feed the starved soul but the love of God. I am calling you to pray for My holy priests, to pray that all priests come to a state of deep holiness....

7. Many Graces Will Be Granted (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

...I have called you as part of the Shepherds of Christ Movement to join in prayer before Me and to beg for graces for your Church and your world.

The renewal of My Church and My world will be helped greatly through many giving themselves to this movement.

At Fatima My Mother said that, until a sufficient number of faithful are consecrating their hearts to My Heart and the heart of My Mother, there will not be peace in this world....

8. Many Graces Will Be Granted (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

...In the Shepherds of Christ Movement including the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement, I am reaching the priests, sisters and brothers in the religious life, laity, including the children - with this Consecration.

As you dwell in Our hearts you are one with us. As you give yourselves to our Hearts, you are one in our Hearts. These movements will prosper for all are joined in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. You will proceed ahead in one heart and one mind. You will be more joined as a true family, brothers and sisters, living according to the will of your heavenly Father and dwelling in the heart of your heavenly Mother.

Oh, beloved children, in these movements you have been hand-picked and chosen for this mission by Me. I am giving to you such graces to unite more and more deeply to My Heart. You will be one with each other and one with God. As you dwell in My Mother's heart and My Heart, you unite with the Father in the Holy Spirit....

9. Many Graces Will Be Granted (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

...You are especially chosen, my apostles, to help carry My love to this world. As you join in this oneness with Me, I live in you and you in Me and I am alive in this world in a special way through this union.

I have called you to this apostleship, I am guarding your every breath, I am giving you abundant graces to help carry out the plan of the Father. "Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)1

Bring the cares of the Church and the world to Me. I am waiting to give you all you need. I am Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. I live this day in the world. I am truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Come to Me and I will live in you.

I love you, I love you, I love you. I am your beloved Savior, Jesus.

- Message from Jesus to Rita Ring, March 8, 1996

10.  We are Children of God (from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Booklet)

(Rom 8: 14-17) All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, "Abba, Father!" The Spirit himself joins with our spirit to bear witness that we are children of God. And if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, provided that we share his suffering, so as to share his glory.

 

      

January 3, 2006
The Christian is one Graced Person

  

Mysteries of Light  

   

Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

1)  John the Baptist said:

            John 1: 23

So he said, ‘I am, as Isaiah prophesied:

    A voice of one that cries in the desert:
    Prepare a way for the Lord.
    Make his paths straight!’ 

       2)   John 1: 24-27

Now those who had been sent were Pharisees, and they put this question to him, ‘Why are you baptising if you are not the Christ, and not Elijah, and not the Prophet’? John answered them, ‘I baptise with water; but standing among you—unknown to you— is the one who is coming after me; and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandal.’

3)  John 1: 28

This happened at Bethany, on the far side of the Jordan, where John was baptising.

4)  John 1: 29-31

   The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. It was of him that I said, “Behind me comes one who has passed ahead of me because he existed before me.” I did not know him myself, and yet my purpose in coming to baptise with water was so that he might be revealed to Israel.’?

5)  John 1: 32-33

And John declared, ‘I saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven and rest on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is to baptise with the Holy Spirit.”

6)  John 1: 34

I have seen and I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.’

7)    It is through baptism that we receive
       a special sharing in God's Divine life.

8)     Karl Rahner says:
                "The supernatural elevation of man
                  is, though not due to him, the
                  absolute fulfillment of his being ..."  

From Theological Investigations, Volume 4

9)    Fr. Carter says:
       The Christian is one graced person.

10)  Fr. Carter says:
       The Christian life does not in any way
       destroy or lessen anything
       which is authentically human. Rather the
       Christian life gives human nature a deepened capacity
       for fulfillment. In our elevation through grace, we possess
       a deepened capacity for love, for joy, for suffering, for
       peace, for happiness. Whatever we do, as long as it
       is authentically human, is also meant to be Christian. St. Paul
       reminds us: "The fact is that whether you eat or drink--whatever
       you do--you should do all for the glory of God" (1 Cor 10:31)

    

Marriage at Cana

        1)  John 2: 1-11

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited. And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the feast had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ Jesus said, ‘Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come yet.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ and they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, ‘Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.’ They did this; the president tasted the water, and it had turned into wine. Having no idea where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew—the president of the feast called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone serves good wine first and the worse wine when the guests are well wined; but you have kept the best wine till now.’

This was the first of Jesus’ signs: it was at Cana in Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.?

        2) Mary is the New Eve -
            Jesus says to Her "Woman"
            Jesus works what is considered
            His first miracle

            Can we not see that as we go to
                the Heart of the New Eve -
                we too may be able to be
                closer to Jesus -

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.   Excerpt from Tell My People

        3)     We can be changed through His grace.
                The Holy Spirit can powerfully work
                    in the Heart of Mary to form
                    us more in that image and likeness
                    of Jesus.

         4)    John 19: 26

Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’

                    Fr. Carter says:
                    The woman at Cana and the woman
                        at the foot of the cross is indeed
                        the New Eve, our spiritual mother.

  

Our Church in China

  

Our Lady of China

    

Above the Altar in China

  

        5)    

    On Calvary, Mary, in deep anguish, sees her Son's side pierced with a lance, from which the Church is born. Mary becomes Mother of this Church, Mother of its members. St. Bonaventure, a doctor of the Church, describes this birth of the Church:

"Then, in order that the Church might be formed out of the side of Christ sleeping on the cross. . the divine plan permitted that one of the soldiers should pierce open His sacred side with a lance. While blood mixed with water flowed, the price of our salvation was poured forth, which gushing forth from the sacred fountain of the heart gave power to the sacraments of the Church…"38

38.  Bonaventure, translated by Evert Cousins (New York: Paulist Press, 1978), pp. 154-55.

From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

        6)    

... the intercessory power of Mary reaches a definitive stage at the foot of the cross as Jesus gives birth to the Church. However, Mary's act of intercession at Cana should not be taken lightly. It is a foreshadowing of her full intercessory power which would flower later on. The power of her intercession with Jesus at Cana is evident. She does not request a miracle. Jesus, nonetheless, using the occasion of her request, performs a miracle as He changes water into wine.  From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

 

        7)    

There are those who think that Mary is some sort of obstacle relative to their relationship with Jesus. They falsely think that Mary "gets in the way" as they strive for union with Christ. What a mistaken idea! As Mary's request at Cana brought the attendants into contact with Jesus, so does her intercession on our behalf bring us into contact with Christ. Mary is always eager to bring us closer to Jesus. "Do whatever he tells you," Mary says to the attendants at Cana. She says the same to us. She tells us to follow the teaching and example of Christ, this Christ Who is the way, the truth, and the life.   From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

 

        8)     

Mary, as the mother of our Christ-life, is ever eager for us to grow in Christ. As we grow in our consecration to her Immaculate Heart--in entrustment of our total being to her--she helps us grow in our consecration to the Heart of Jesus. Through her maternal activity she aids us in growing in our discipleship, this woman who was Jesus' first and perfect disciple.  From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

 

        9)    

        St. John Eudes, a great apostle of devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, says:

"you are one with Jesus as the body is one with the head. You must, then, have one breath with him, one soul, one will, one mind, one heart. And he must be your breath, heart, love, life, your all. These great gifts in the follower of Christ originate from Baptism. They are increased and strengthened through Confirmation and by making good use of other graces that are given by God. Through the Holy Eucharist they are brought to perfection."39

39. St. John Eudes, in The Liturgy of the Hours (New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1975) Vol. IV, p. 1332.

               From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

        10)     Jesus shows us the miracle -
                     he changed water into wine -
                     The disciples believed Him.

                Today the priest can change
                      bread and wine into the Body
                      and Blood of Jesus -

                We must pray as Jesus told us.  
 

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

A message for the Earth from Jesus

January 22, 1998

    I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

    My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.

end of January 22, 1998

     

 

Kingdom of God

                1)    From December 3, 2004

                        Messenger:     My dear friends

    Today the Feast of St. Xavier,
First Friday, Jesus appeared to me
as the King on His Throne at the
Cathedral where He told me to go
to Church.  

    On December 5, 1996 - 
8 years ago Jesus appeared
to me at the point of death His
mouth moving, He was in excruciating
pain, I cried and could hardly stand
it.

    Today the Feast of St. Xavier,
First Friday, Jesus appeared to me
as the King on His Throne at the
Cathedral where He told me to go
to Church. 

   He was smiling and His
mouth moved and moved and moved.
He looked happy and the vision was
all aglow. He gave me a message to sit
in the first pew and He appeared
and talked about 20 minutes, He
was smiling.

                2)     Christ is the King.

                3)    

91. THE CALL OF AN EARTHLY KING

    This will help us to contemplate the life of the
    eternal king

Prayer. The preparatory prayer will be as usual.

First Prelude.  This is a mental representation of the
place. Here it will be to see in imagination the
synagogues, villages, and towns where Christ our
Lord preached.

Second Prelude.  I will ask for the grace I desire.
Here it will be to ask of our Lord the grace not to be
deaf to His call, but prompt and diligent to accomplish
His most holy will.

                            FIRST PART

92. First Point.  This will be to place before my mind
a human king, chosen by God our Lord Himself, to
whom all Christian princes and people pay homage
and obedience.

93. Second Point.  This will be to consider the address
this king makes to all his subjects, with the words: "It
is my will to conquer all the lands of the infidel. There-
fore, whoever wishes to join with me in this enterprise
must be content with the same food, drink, clothing,
etc. as mine. So, too, he must work with me by day,
and watch with me by night, etc., that as he has had a
share in the toil with me, afterwards, he may share in
the victory with me."

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.

                4)     Sing: Take Lord Receive

                5)     23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                        our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.

                        From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.

                6)     21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.

                7)     Fr. Carter had me make a retreat
                        every year -
                        he guided me -

                 - today Jesus guides us in these messages
              through Fr. Carter and the messages He
              has given to me

            - Every month we do the retreat in
                 China, Indiana before the
                 exposed Eucharist for 4 days

            -  using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

            -  meditation on a different mystery
                 of the rosary each day

            This month January 10-13 -- every
                 day a priest celebrates Mass -

             It is about our vocation -
                 deeper love union with
                 God

             January 10 - Joyful Mysteries
             January 11 - Light Mysteries
             January 12 - Sorrowful Mysteries
             January 13 - Glorious Mysteries

                8)     Here is a note from 2 of the Spiritual
                        Exercise books I received from Fr. Carter
                        on my birthday and on Christmas.

                9)  John 5: 31-34

Were I to testify on my own behalf,
my testimony would not be true;
but there is another witness
    who speaks on my behalf,
and I know that his testimony is true.
You sent messengers to John,
  and he gave his testimony to the truth—
  not that I depend on human testimony;
  no, it is for your salvation
     that I mention it

                10)  John 5: 35-40

John was a lamp lit and shining
and for a time you were content
   to enjoy the light that he gave.
But my testimony is greater than John’s:
the deeds my Father has given me
  to perform,
these same deeds of mine
testify that the Father has sent me.
Besides, the Father who sent me
bears witness to me himself.
You have never heard his voice,
you have never seen his shape,
and his word finds no home in you
because you do not believe
in the one whom he has sent.

You pore over the scriptures,
believing that in them
   you can find eternal life;
it is these scriptures that testify to me,
and yet you refuse to come to me
   to receive life!

     

 

Transfiguration

                1)    

Excerpt from December 22, 1998

Messenger:    On January 9, 1996, I went to pray. The snow was so bad the street was blocked to Holy Cross-Immaculata. I finally managed to find a place to park and trudged through the snow, panting with joy to be with Our Lord in the tabernacle there. When I arrived all I could do was kneel before the Sacred Heart statue and pour out myself to Him.

From my writings of January 9, 1996, I write:

"I was engulfed again in my love of God and cried so hard because I love Him so much. In this intimate act of giving myself totally to Him, my whole act was in emptying myself, wanting only to be lost in Him and united forever to Him in this most blissful moment. I turned myself over and was lost in Him, knowing His presence with me and knowing His deep love. The world stopped and I existed in Him, longing to forever stay there, so this moment would never end."

"I touched you, God and in this embrace I knew your unending love. I saw Your Body as if it was transfigured and glowing in light and I was lost in Thee."

This is how it began. I would see a great reflective light, as if from a mirror, on the eaves of the church in the front of Holy Cross-Immaculata and His Body was changed in the most brilliant light before my eyes. I cannot describe what I saw, nor have I ever seen it except in this vision and two that would follow the next two days. Jesus was transfigured before my eyes.

The date of January 9, 1996, when it first happened, was the same date January 9, 1994, when I genuflected before the crucifix and the altar at St. Gertrude's and the Father spoke; Blue Book II-page 18, January 9, 1994: "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."

On January 9, 1996, I would see Jesus transfigured before me in the statue.

At the end of December, on the 5th of the month, 1996, I would see Him in the back of the church on the crucifix at the point of death.

On August 20, 1997, I would see the glorified Lord as He appeared in magnificent light transfigured on the crucifix at St. Gertrude's church in Madeira, Cincinnati, Ohio.

end of excerpt from December 22, 1998

 

                2)     Excerpt from April 4, 2003

Messenger:    I saw Him at the point of death on the cross December 5, 1996, after Mary appeared 500 times.

He hung, all battered, greatly weakened. His mouth moved very clearly. It seems that a man in His condition could not move His mouth to that extent.

Later in the rosary that night, He gave messages and said: "No one was listening." 

                3)     then Mary appeared on
                        December 17, 1996


  
 

December 19, 1996 

Mary: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn. He is the Almighty God, the Light of the World.

    I appear to you, my children, on a (former) bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus, for your money. Your money is your god.

    I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you. I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book.

    

                4)   Matthew 17: 1-8

    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’ When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, ‘Stand up, do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus.

                5)    These are the Mysteries of Light.

                6)     This is real --
                        God wants us with Him forever in
                            heaven.

                7)     From the Mass book - one year before
                            Mary appeared in Clearwater
                           

December 17, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

THE EARTH STOPPED AND TOUCHED HEAVEN

    I long to unite in the deepest union with Him in the Eucharist. I long for the Mass. I long for Thee, oh God. My every moment, I join as I did to You December 15 under the cross, where I felt Your presence. You whisked me away, and I was totally absorbed in that moment of celestial union with You. For that time, I existed only in You, in the deepest union, and I was in this moment existing in You. The earth stopped, and I touched the heavens, all my bodily cares were existent in You. I existed in Your Divinity, my being was in You. There was no desire or wish or wanting, for in that moment, I had all I wanted in You. I was satisfied and wanted nothing but to remain in that embrace. You were the Being, and my being existed in You, but I was only as I was in You - merged in You, knowing and being in Your Divinity and being so full as to feel complete in myself.

    You are so enormous, and You surrounded me in a burning embrace, the presence of red fire. I was not little, or "nothing", but existed in this enormous power and being so complete!

    I touched eternity, and in that embrace, I knew all the waiting was worth the glory. You enveloped my being, and I was truly merged in the Divine Presence. I was merged in Your being. I existed IN You, with You, in the highest union with You, although I knew I was still distinct from You.

    I was fused and absorbed in You, feeling complete and satisfied. To describe this union is far beyond any work of my pen and paper. I pray for the reader of this page to receive the grace to share this experience with Him, I will now live for this union-to be forever merged In Him, to be One in Him, to reach higher perfection as I exist in Him, for He takes the lowly and gives to them a sharing in Himself. He merges with us and we exist in Him. The word "in" - I could write pages about. I long for the deepest union with Him, where I am swept up in the heavenly embrace of the Divine God, and I am IN Him.

    This is heaven on earth: to be merged as one with Divinity, although remaining distinct from God, to take our feeble hearts, our lowly status and to unite ourselves with the Divine, Almighty, powerful God and in this union to be meshed with Him, that His power dominates and our humanity reaches its heights of fulfillment in this union, in this oneness with Him.

    The word I have looked for is "oneness." I understand some of the meaning of the words "One in Him." Oneness is the word to describe this union of our humanity with His Divinity. The depth to which we could meditate on oneness with God is incomprehensible. In that moment, the earth stood still, and He, my Divine Lover, the Bridegroom of my soul, took me to Himself, and I knew the embrace of the Divine God.

    Nothing on the face of this earth can describe our union with Divinity. Oh, good God, that creatures are so ungrateful regarding Your divine love. I am so sorry. Let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart. Please unite with me now that I may more deeply love Thee.

    Oh, Divine Lover of my soul, let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart for the neglect and indifference against You.

Song from Jesus: I come to you with greatest love. I am your loving Savior. I am your God. I died for you. I come to you this day.

    He allowed me to experience such pain in my heart - wanting Him so badly, so many times-and then on Dec. 15, 1995 - He gave Himself to me in the deepest union.

    Nothing satisfies the soul but Him. He wants the nuns and priests to love Him. He chose them to spread His love.

    Souls are hungry. They will only be fed with His burning love. Priests need to talk about Jesus' love for us from the pulpit. Priests need hearts burning for love of Jesus. This will feed the hungry souls - lip service love doesn't do it.

    He is alive today. He is a Person. He wants us to love Him.

 

                8)   

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

    

                9)   

 

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.

 

 

 

 

                10)  

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.  John 10: 10

       

 

 

Institution of Eucharist

1)  Matthew 22: 1-14

Jesus began to speak to them in parables once again, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who gave a feast for his son’s wedding. He sent his servants to call those who had been invited, but they would not come. Next he sent some more servants with the words, “Tell those who have been invited: Look, my banquet is all prepared, my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, everything is ready. Come to the wedding.” But they were not interested: one went off to his farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his servants, maltreated them and killed them. The king was furious. He despatched his troops, destroyed those murderers and burnt their town. Then he said to his servants, “The wedding is ready; but as those who were invited proved to be unworthy, go to the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding.” So these servants went out onto the roads and collected together everyone they could find, bad and good alike; and the wedding hall was filled with guests. When the king came in to look at the guests he noticed one man who was not wearing a wedding garment, and said to him, “How did you get in here, my friend, without a wedding garment?” And the man was silent. Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot and throw him into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.” For many are invited but not all are chosen.’

2) 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

 

3)  Per Fr. Carter's Message2

    This is your special calling from Jesus to pray for the Church and the world. The power is in Him. He is truly present in the Eucharist. He ascended into heaven, but He remains with us in greatest love. He calls out to us, "I am alive, I am alive, I am alive. Come to me and I will give you rest. Can you not watch one hour with Me?

    "I am Jesus. I call you My beloved ones to be Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I love you, I love you, I love you."

2. Message from Jesus to Father Edward Carter, S.J., February, 1996.

 from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet
 

4)  Hearts One with Jesus and Mary

I feel His love in the hearts of holy priests. He has anointed them and they represent Christ to me. My soul is fed by all His holy priests. I feel fed when a priest loves Jesus so much. I must see the hearts of all and join with them in one heart, love them deeply in my heart.

There will be an era of peace when hearts are one with the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Jesus and Mary, I give You my heart.

 from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet

 

5)   He Remains with Us, Truly Present

    God sees us as one family, His beloved creatures. He loves us each with the deepest personal love. He sees us united. It is our love for one another that pleases Him. There is not division in God. He loves each of us and knows our uniqueness. He loves all of us as His creatures. We are all members of His holy family. He wants all His children to inherit the Kingdom of God.
 
   I find refuge by dwelling within His most precious Heart. I feel the inner glow, the heat. I feel the calm beating of His heart. It is there I am wrapped in His burning love. It is there I am united deeply to my most beloved Father. It is there I am joined with the permeating, moving action of the Holy Spirit.

    It is my refuge, in this dark and troubled world. It is my heaven on earth, to be joined in love with all He has created, to have perfect peace and know God's chamber of peace and love.

   from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet - February 23, 1996

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I see the darkness, the vileness of this world, and I go to His Heart. I see, with rose-colored glasses. I see as He wants us to see with eyes of love. I want to love and see as He sees. It is in this deepest chamber of His Heart that I have found the Kingdom of God on earth, for He has said, the Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God, our little heaven on earth, is in dwelling deeply within Their Hearts. In His Heart is love and in His Heart is peace, in His Heart we are all one as He intends us to be. "But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother." (Matt: 12:48-50)1 We draw in our beloved sisters and brothers by the love that radiates from our eyes, our gentle touch, our loving concern.

    Strip yourself of the attachments to this world. Find peace in the freedom of living according to His will, living *In Him, *in this magnificent Heart.

    He came, He walked the earth, for love of us. He took on a human body. He gave His adorable Heart that we could live *In Him. He no longer walks this earth, He gives us Himself in the Holy Eucharist. He gives us a human *heart, pierced with a lance, crowned with thorns and holding the cross. The way to this fiery furnace, the way to life in Him, is through much suffering and pain. We identify with Him in all our actions, all our joys and sufferings, united to Him as we live our lives in Him. We walk the Passion, we feel the joys, the deep love in His Heart for His Mother, for all His beloved creatures. We carry out His life in our life.

 from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet - February 23, 1996

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    I am Yours, my Lord. I love You with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole being. I have found the Kingdom of God on this earth. I have found life in You. When I see the darkness in this troubled world, I go to the deepest, hottest chamber of Your Heart and I am bathed in your abundant love. I take with me my troubled brothers in my heart and I plead for their return to their God who is all worthy of all honor and love and adoration.

    I am Yours, Lord, I consecrate my heart to You to live forever in this holy place. I want to die to all that is not of You, that I can be united in the deepest way to You, that my heart will know Your love, that as I live in this world I can truly say, "It is no longer I who live, but He who lives in me."

    O, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I give You my all. I come to You surrounded by the pure and loving heart of Your Mother. I know You won't refuse me in my wretchedness when I come to You in the heart of Your beloved Mother.

  from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet - February 23, 1996

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    The Holy Spirit permeates the very depth of my soul and I enter into the deepest chamber of His fiery Heart. It is there I feel so little, as a little child, and I unite to my most beloved Father. I feel in Your fiery heart the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the deepest, whitest chamber, in the center of the deepest love. I unite with God and I know my dwelling in You is truly a little heaven on earth.

    The Kingdom of God is at hand. There will be an era of peace. We will all be one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We will be one happy family where there will only be love: love of God and love of one another.

    And the city shone with the brightest light for within their hearts they knew the love of God and it radiated into the world. There was no longer darkness that covered the earth, but light, radiating from those dwelling within the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And the star shone over His bed at Bethlehem. He is truly the light of the world and the light shone in the darkness and all who came to this light lived in the light and lived according to the light.

   from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet - February 23, 1996

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    It is in this that we trust, that in all the darkness of the world that the light will shine when men are dwelling in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    And, He says: I am the way, the truth and the life. He who abides in me will have the light of life. He came, He was born a baby, He died on a cross, but as He hung on that cross on Calvary, He was the light that shone as the brightest light to the world, withered, beaten and bloodied. He was the brightest light in the darkened sky. It was through His death all men were promised a chance for real life, for eternal salvation.

    And the light came forth from the tomb in power and glory, adorned in bright, glistening light. He stood before them with His glorified wounds: His pierced Heart of endless love and He gave them the newness of life-life in Him. The light shone in the darkness. He gave them a sharing in His Divine Life through Baptism and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us, but He remained with us, truly present, in His Eucharistic Heart. He feeds us with His own Body and Blood. He gives us the Bread of Life. He is the Savior of the World and we live in newness of life because God first loved us!

 from the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart booklet - February 23, 1996

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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

   

 

December 27, 1995

LET US LOVE THE TWO HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY
IN THE RECEPTION OF THEHOLY EUCHARIST.

HE GAVE HIMSELF TO US ON THE CROSS. HE GIVES HIMSELF TO US IN THE EUCHARIST.

How great was the act of love, God gave to this world, when He gave Himself and died on the cross. He gives Himself to us this day in the Holy Eucharist.

The greatest commandment is that we must love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being. This is a commandment. If we are to enter heaven, we must follow the commandments. They are commands given by God for us to follow.

The greatest act we can do on this earth is an act of loving God. The reason for our existence is to love God. In the sacrament of His greatest love, He gives Himself to us. This is an act of love on His part. We are called to respond by giving ourselves in love to Him.

This is the purpose of the Holy Eucharist: to unite in such oneness with our Holy, Loving God. Our all consuming passion should be that of loving God. How many go to the Eucharist with the sole purpose of giving great love to God? He wants us to love Him. He wants souls to tell Him how much they truly love Him. This is the most intimate act of love when Jesus gives Himself-Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to man. If it is such an act of love, how are we receiving Him in Communion? We should beg God, in this most intimate union with Him, to help us to love Him with greatest love.

Jesus is a Person. He wants our love. The Holy Spirit wants such intimacy with us. Our Father wants us to love Him. In the Eucharist, we unite with God. In this intimate act of uniting with our beloved God, with Divinity, we must pour out our love to God. We must pour out our heart to the most adorable Heart of Jesus. Jesus is so unjustly treated by many of His beloved souls He loves so much. Let us help make reparation to the Almighty God by loving God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being in the sacrament of His greatest love. This is the Gift of Himself.

Think of how it is to love someone and give your all for that person, to pour out your heart to him or her and then be treated with coldness and neglect. It hurts our heart so much more when we deeply love someone to be rejected by that person. Jesus loves us with the deepest love. We cannot fully comprehend this love. Let us love Him with the deepest love. Let us love Mary and her Immaculate Heart. Let us love her as the Mother of God. Let us love her as the virgin who bore the Son of God. May we, in the reception of the Eucharist pour out our love to Him, to this adorable Heart. May we pour out our love to His Holy Mother.

Mary said at Fatima that Jesus wants His Heart venerated next to the heart of His Mother. Let us love these two Hearts as we receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Then we are so deeply united with God. We see Their two Hearts surrounded with thorns for the injustices against Their Hearts. Let us help make reparation daily as we receive Him in the Eucharist. This is a special time to help make reparation to Their wounded Hearts.

Let us remember how He poured His love out to us on the cross and how He pours out His love to us now when He gives us Himself in the Eucharist, the Eucharist which contains His Heart of burning love. His Heart was pierced with a lance. Her heart was invisibly pierced with a sword. As the wounds in Their Hearts are deep, so too is Their love so deep.

He does not want "surface love". He wants hearts filled with deep burning love.

end of December 27, 1995

   

     

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus   Introduction

    April 13, 1994

    Words of Jesus. Read before the Tabernacle.
 

Jesus speaks:  How, child, do I, Jesus, tell you I love you? You hold on to silly things when God is in your midst and is ardently loving you. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am writing to each precious child this day. I am on fire for love of you. I remain in the Eucharist to be with you with My ardent love. I did not want to leave My beloved ones at the Last Supper. I love you so, My dear and ardently loved children. I remain with you this day in the Blessed Sacrament, the same Jesus Who died a brutal death on the Cross.

    Do you know I am truly present there? Do you know that God waits every day for you in the tabernacle? Do you comprehend even a minute amount of My love? You will never know of how I love you on earth.

    I, Jesus, truly the Son of God, came to earth a man and suffered a brutal death for love of you. I love you so much! I remain with you this day. I long for your love. I want you to come and be with Me in front of the tabernacle. I wait, I yearn for you to come and whisper your love to Me. I am a person and I love you this day, with such an ardent on-fire love! No human could ever compare a speck to My love for you.

    I wait, little ones, in the tabernacle. I wait for you to come and receive Me in Communion. I want you to want Me so much you cannot wait to come and receive Me. I want to be the love, the center of your life!

    I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am writing to you this day. I want to possess your very soul and live in you. I have all you need, sweet ones. Oh, you are so blind! I long for your union with Me. I wrote the book of love. I instituted it, yet you go to the world for your love and do not even come to Me! Oh, I love you, little ones. Little ones, beloved of the Father, loved by the Holy Spirit, mothered by My very own mother! What more can I say? The rest is up to you!

    I give you your will with such love and I want your love freely given. I am God. What do you think you could ever need that I do not give you? I am the Savior of this world. I am Jesus, the Son of God. I am waiting for you. I am longing for you. I am yearning for you. I am God. I have all you ever will need!

    Surrender this life to Me. Pray My Prayer for Union with Me. I want to possess your soul and operate from your very being. I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am Who am. I died and rose on the third day.

    Harken to My call, harken to My pleading. Spend your days in love with Me. Nothing matters unless it is rooted in Me and rooted in My love. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I love you with the tenderest love. I am waiting this day for just you, My beloved one. Come to Me for I am the tenderest of all hearts. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

- God's Blue Book,
Volume 2 April 13, 1994

     

  

   

Shepherds of Christ

A Spiritual Newsletter for Priests

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1995

Chief Shepherd of the Flock

“I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd is one who lays down His life for His sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep. This is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for My sheep.” (Jn 10: 11-151).

Yes, out of His great love for us, the Good Shepherd laid down His life for us. Love for His Father and for us led the Good Shepherd to the brutal death on the cross. The Incarnation is, indeed, centered in love. Our insight into the Christ-event deepens as we consider it in the light of love. The Father has given us a sign of His love for us in Jesus. Jesus Himself is this sign of the Father’s love—a lavish sign, an unmistakable sign, an irrevocable sign, a perfect sign. We are meant, then, to understand the meaning of the Son’s becoming man in terms of love. We are to draw from the riches contained in the Christ-event in terms of love. We live Jesus, we live the Christ-event, in proportion to our acceptance of God’s love and our own return of love. As we grow in love of God and neighbor, we give greater witness to the Incarnation, which is a work of God’s love. Jesus reveals His Heart to remind us of all this. His pierced Heart, symbol of God’s overwhelming love for us, calls for our love of God and neighbor in return.

  

Reflections on Love

The above thoughts give us an occasion to offer various reflections on love:

  • He was consistently motivated by love. In the end He was literally consumed by love, for it led Him to a place called Calvary. He was brutally nailed to a cross and raised up midst the laughter and ridicule of enemies. He hung there, bruised and beaten, His body smeared with blood. There was the flush of fever mixed with the chill of approaching death. The greatest physical suffering was surpassed only by an unfathomable anguish of spirit. It was a terrible scene, yet one permeated with a haunting beauty which came forth from the magnificent love of His Heart. His crucified figure, silhouetted against a darkening sky, is the everlasting reminder that to live is to love, and that to love involves not only joy, but also suffering.
  • We are great because of what we are, and we are to the extent that we love God and neighbor.
  • Love is sensitive. It is delicately aware of the loved one’s needs. Moreover, love’s sensitivity is blended with a strength and durability which allows it to endure pain, hardship, and difficulty for the beloved.
  • Love is sensitive, not only regarding those few especially loved in close personal relationships. Love is sensitive also regarding all others, especially the poor and underprivileged and those whom the world passes by as unimportant, the sick and the lame also, and likewise all those who seem especially weighed down by the burden of life.
  • When love fails, it does not remain mired in discouragement. It resolves to learn from past mistakes and henceforth to love more selflessly, more deeply, more tenderly.
  • Why are we sometimes afraid of God’s love? We shy away from the white heat of His love, foolishly thinking He will ask too much of us. When has He ever asked for something too difficult? When has He ever asked anything without giving us abundant grace to accomplish His desire? When has His love ever asked that which has not brought us closer to Him, thus enhancing our happiness?
  • Jesus loves us with an overwhelming love. Why do we at times find it difficult to love ourselves? Jesus sees our failings, but also all the good we do with the help of His grace. He also sees our capacity for achieving ever greater good. Why do we at times become depressed at what we are not, rather than being encouraged at what God has helped us to be?
  • A number of years ago an educator wrote the following. Perhaps what he said then is even more applicable today: “I could not even begin to count the men and women whom I have met in my work who testify, with great sadness, that their formation/education both at home and at school was almost completely in terms of achievement, of doing, of performing according to standards, of accomplishing certain narrow goals, but hardly ever in terms of being, of growing, of loving.”2
  • When loving God and neighbor becomes difficult and painful, there is a temptation to turn in a non-love direction which deceptively appears to be free of pain and suffering. Pursuing such a path, however, is a dead-end street where one painfully suffocates in selfish self-enclosement.
  • Although love must be firm when necessary, it is also gentle. Love does not further crush the bruised personality, but helps the other to heal and grow through tenderness and affirmation.
  • Love can cause one to weep. Sometimes the tears are caused by joy, at other times by pain.
  • Love helps a person to be enthusiastic about life, sometimes ecstatically so, more often quietly so.
  • Jesus has told us to focus on love. Is it not strange that we Christians, who call ourselves His followers, can at times so easily allow other concerns to dominate our consciousness?
  • The bloated stomachs of starving children, the tragedies of broken homes, the rat-infected ghettoes, the drug scene with its dreadful number of ruined lives, city streets engraved with an alarmingly increasing list of murders, rapes, and muggings—when love sees all of this, it weeps. Love not only weeps, however. It also acts.
  • “If I have all the eloquence of men or of angels, but speak without love, I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. If I have the gift of prophecy, understanding all the mysteries there are, and knowing everything, and if I have faith in all its fullness, to move mountains, but without love, then I am nothing at all. If I give away all that I possess, piece by piece, and if I even let them take my body to burn it, but am without love, it will do me no good whatever” (1 Cor 13: 1-3).

Editor’s Corner

by Edward Carter S.J.

The New Year, with its connotations of newness, is an occasion to remind ourselves that Christ has come to give us newness of life. Indeed, in Christ, we are new creatures: “And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.” (2 Cor 5:17).

As we begin the New Year, we have an appropriate opportunity to resolve to live this newness of life Jesus has given us at a deeper level. Another way of putting this is to say that the inception of the New Year gives us an opportunity to resolve to avoid spiritual mediocrity. Let’s resolve to live each day of the New Year—and all the days of the rest of our lives—at the deepest spiritual level possible. Jesus comes to us anew each day with the invitation to enter into His life ever more deeply. Let’s resolve not to waste these daily invitations of Our Lord. If we respond each day to Jesus’ call to come closer to Him that day, we will avoid spiritual mediocrity. We will be gradually opening ourselves more and more to the immense, personal love which Jesus has for each one of us. We will be giving ourselves to Christ with an ever greater love. We will be experiencing peace and joy in ever greater measure—for peace and joy are the two chief fruits of love.

  

The Priest and Friendship

One of the ways all of us experience love—both giving and receiving love—is through friendship. The Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests offers some thoughts on the priest and friendship: “The capacity to develop and profoundly live priestly friendship is a source of serenity and joy in the exercise of the ministry, a decisive support in difficulties and a valuable help in the growth of pastoral charity. Priests must exercise this friendship in a particular way precisely towards those brothers most in need of understanding, help and support.”3

Friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts. It is a type of personal relationship that befits any age and any vocation. One of the beauties of friendship is the special type of love that is involved. Two people become friends and remain friends because they mutually want to do so. In friendship, there are no juridical bonds as there are in marriage and family life. In real friendship, this special freedom that both parties possess regarding the initiation and maintenance of the relationship does not instigate insecure feelings, but rather enhances the relationship with a special kind of splendor.

One of the beauties of friendship is the obvious fact that a person may have more than one friend. A person should not view multiple friendships as being in competition with one another. A person’s various authentic friendships, all providing their own opportunities for growth, clothe the person with a maturing richness of personality that increasingly contributes to the health of each of the friendships in particular.

Close friends stand side by side and together walk the path of life. Secure in each other’s acceptance and love, each feels a sense of relief that one does not need to maintain any kind of facade. Each is encouraged to be and to become according to the real, true self. Far from hampering the proper unfolding and developing of each one’s personality, the friendship offers many diverse opportunities for the maturing of each other’s uniqueness. Indeed, each person feels that without the other he or she may not have grown in certain ways at all.

Close friends share many things. They share life’s ideals and goals, for example, and in this sharing feel encouraged to achieve a greater realization of these ideals and goals. Close friends share each other’s sorrows, and in this sharing the sorrows become more bearable. Close friends share each other’s failures, and in this sharing they gain the strength to rise and try again. Close friends also share each other’s successes, and in this sharing are encouraged to fulfill more and more their mission, their work in life.

Each of us, then, has many reasons to thank God for the wonderful gift of friendship, for, indeed, friendship in so many diverse ways has helped us to be and to become. In so many diverse ways, the gift of friendship has helped us to live the paschal mystery of death and resurrection. Truly, it has helped us bear the dark, the difficult, the worrisome aspect of life with greater equanimity. Likewise, it has helped us experience the bright, the pleasant, the exuberant side of life with greater joy.

We should always remember that all of our friendships should be rooted in Christ. To put it another way, our very friendship with Jesus is the source for our ability to be true friends with others. And, of course, our friendship with Jesus is centered in love. This friend Jesus shows each of us His Heart as a reminder of how much He loves each one of us with the most unique and special love. And He longs for our love in return. What a privilege! Yes, what a privilege it is to be invited by the Incarnate Son of God to have the deepest friendship with Himself. Jesus has left us these beautiful and awe-inspiring words: “I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master’s business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learned from My Father.” (Jn 15:15).

  

Pope John Paul II on Faithfulness

The Holy Father offers us some very meaningful words on the subject of faithfulness. Faithfulness, of course, is one of the chief characteristics of love: “Virgo fidelis, the faithful Virgin. What does this faithfulness of Mary mean? What are the dimensions of this faithfulness? The first dimension is called search. Mary was faithful first of all when she began, lovingly, to seek the deep sense of God’s plan in her and for the world. ‘Quomodo fiet? How shall this be?’, she asked the Angel of the Annunciation.

“The second dimension of faithfulness is called reception, acceptance. The quomodo fiet is changed, on Mary’s lips, to a fiat, ‘Let it be done, I am ready, I accept.’ This is the moment in which man perceives that he will never completely understand the ‘how’; that there are in God’s plan more areas of mystery than of clarity; that, however he may try, he will never succeed in understanding it completely…

“The third dimension of faithfulness is consistency to live in accordance with what one believes; to adapt one’s life to the object of one’s adherence. To accept misunderstanding, persecutions, rather than a break between what one practices and what one believes; this is consistency…

“But all faithfulness must pass the most exacting test, that of duration. Therefore, the fourth dimension of faithfulness is constancy. It is easy to be consistent for a day or two. It is difficult and important to be consistent for one’s whole life. It is easy to be consistent in the hour of enthusiasm. It is difficult to be so in the hour of tribulation.”4

  

The Source of Our Faithfulness

It is impossible to incorporate into our lives the dimensions of faithfulness about which the Pope speaks without a meaningful and evolving union with Jesus. Mary was Jesus’ most faithful follower because she had the greatest, the deepest love-union with Him.

Our love-union with Jesus is centered in our Eucharistic devotion, The more we take the means to draw from the infinite source of grace which is the pierced, Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, the more we are united with Him, and, consequently, the more one’s faithfulness grows. Our union with the Eucharistic Christ, in turn, depends greatly on our spirit of prayer. A consistent prayer life is necessary for the proper assimilation of the graces which flow from the Eucharist. Here, then, are our great means for our growth in union with Jesus: the Eucharist and prayer. And, again, increased union with Jesus means increased faithfulness. Let us ask Mary, the faithful Virgin, and our faithful Mother, to obtain for us the grace to grow in our appreciation of the Eucharist and the life of prayer. If we grow in this appreciation, and live accordingly, we come ever closer to Jesus, who desires to lead us to an ever deeper union with the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Some of the above thoughts are contained in the following passage from the Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests:

“To remain faithful to the obligation of ‘being with Christ’, it is necessary that the priest know how to imitate the Church in prayer…

“Strengthened by the special bond with the Lord the priest will know how to confront those moments in which he could feel alone among men; effectively renewing his being with Christ who in the Eucharist is his refuge and best repose.

“Like Christ, who was often alone with the Father (cf Lk 3:21; Mk 1:35), the priest also must be the man who finds communion with God in solitude, so he can say with St. Ambrose: ‘I am never less alone than as when I am alone'…”5

  

Merton on Prayer

I think it is safe to say that no spiritual writer of our times has written more prolifically on prayer than has Thomas Merton. His following words help us to continue what has been said above concerning the importance of prayer:

“Meditation is a twofold discipline that has a twofold function. First it is supposed to give you sufficient control over your mind and memory and will to enable you to recollect yourself and withdraw from exterior things and the business and activities and thoughts and concerns of temporal existence, and second—this is the real end of meditation—it teaches you how to become aware of the presence of God; and most of all it aims at bringing you to a state of almost constant loving attention to God and dependence on Him.”6

  

Making the Most of Life’s Opportunities

Love—together with its faithfulness—bids us to make the most of life’s opportunities. Fr. Philip Hamilton, currently a pastor and formerly an Air Force chaplain and college professor, encourages us to seize the God-given opportunities for contributing to the life of God’s kingdom:

“Tucked away on the back pages of most of the Catholic newspapers that I read was an article about a great man’s death. The man has certainly been one of the most influential priests in the history of our country. He was Father Patrick Peyton.

“Father Peyton was born in County Mayo in Ireland. He came to the United States in 1928 with his brother Thomas. The two brothers entered the seminary joining the priests at Notre Dame in the Society of the Holy Cross. As a seminarian he contracted tuberculosis. He prayed to our Blessed Mother that he might be cured and be able to be ordained a priest. He was, and lived to the age of eighty-three…

“Father Peyton, Irish immigrant that he was, moved hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, to a renewed appreciation of the rosary. He is said to be the author of the phrase, ‘the family that prays together stays together’. And the rosary was the prayer that he offered the family. He traveled the world preaching the rosary. People came by the thousands.

“Father had a dream as a young priest. His faith and optimism made that dream a reality. How many young priests, perhaps much more talented than he, had such a dream? Perhaps even I. Yet instead of lacking confidence in self and others, he boldly went forward and with the grace of God deeply affected the lives of millions while the rest of us, in our cautionary security, continued in our little ways free of fear because we never tried. We were always satisfied with small success. How many thousands of young men and women, probably dozens even on Hilton Head, could touch people as Father Peyton; but they never will because they have become satisfied with the living without fear or rejection through not having tried.

“I am seventy-four years old; but as I think of Father Peyton while writing this little essay at five a.m. here in my office, I am filled with the eagerness in the years left me to shout loud and publicly, ‘Look out world, here I come to bring you the Good News of Christ! You and your children are going to know that I have been here telling you, showing you Who Christ is and what He can do in your lives.’

“That is how thinking about a man like Father Peyton affects me. What does he do for you?”7

Mary and the Priest

Our friendship with Jesus as His priest-companions, our faithfulness to Him because we love Him, very much involves Mary. She, under God, is the Mother of our Christ-life. She cooperates with the Holy Spirit in our ongoing transformation in Christ. Fr. Arthur Calkins, a contemporary Marian scholar, offers us these words on Mary and the priest:

“If every Christian ought to see himself in the Apostle John, entrusted to Mary as her son or daughter, how much more ought priests to recognize themselves as sons of Mary, as the subjects of a ‘double’ entrustment to her. I say ‘double’, because they are successors of John by a twofold title: as disciples and as priests. This is beautifully drawn out by our Holy Father in his Holy Thursday Letter to Priests of 1988: ‘If John at the foot of the Cross somehow represents every man and woman for whom the motherhood of the Mother of God is spiritually extended, how much more does this concern each of us, who are sacramentally called to the priestly ministry of the Eucharist in the Church!’

“No doubt there are any number of priests today who would say that such reasoning represents a certain ‘snob appeal’, a ‘clerical culture’ that should have disappeared after the Council. The emphasis now, they would maintain, is on equality: we all share the common priesthood of the faithful and priestly ordination does not make us better than lay people.

“Surely, it is true that the hierarchical priesthood which is received by the imposition of the bishop’s hands is conferred on the basis of the royal priesthood which all the faithful share. It is also true that of itself priestly ordination does not make one morally better than the laity…

“But the fact is that the Sacrament of Holy Orders configures the priest more closely to Christ the Eternal Priest to the extent that his soul receives an indelible spiritual character and his very being is transformed in a way that allows him to function in persona Christi, in the very person of Christ, as he celebrates the sacraments and intercedes as a member of and on behalf of the whole Church. Hence this scriptural injunction surely holds true for the priest: ‘When much has been given a man, much will be required of him. More will be asked of a man to whom more has been entrusted’ (Lk 12:48). Saint Thomas Aquinas puts it this way: ‘Those who have been chosen for a superior position through the bestowal of Holy Orders also have been called to a similar height of holiness’ (Summa Theologica, suppl., q. 35, a. 1, ad 3)…

“Although Jesus had already entrusted every priest to his Mother from the height of the cross and the Pope has done it even hundreds of times, it is still necessary for the priest to do so himself if he would truly experience the power and the protection of the Mother of God in his life as her Divine Son intends it. Priests who have done so know the difference it makes.8

  

Act of Consecration

Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, I consecrate my priestly life to Your Heart, pierced on Calvary for love of us. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a priest, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your priest-companion. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life and love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with the most special love as this unique priest-son. In a return of love I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, who leads me to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

 

The Holy Spirit in Our Lives

As the closing words of the act of consecration remind us, Jesus leads us to the Father in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to us to transform us more and more according to the likeness of Christ. Mary our Mother cooperates with the Spirit, Whose spouse she is, in this process. Obviously, we should pray to the Holy Spirit each day. Here is one of the available prayers: “Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier. God of love, Who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, Who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, Who endowed all your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.”

 

St. Therese and the Heart of Christ

The following words of St. Therese of Lisieux, contained in a letter to one of her sisters, have an obvious connection with the above act of consecration to the Heart of Christ: “I myself find it very easy to practice perfection, for I know that all one has to do is to take Jesus by His Heart. Even if I had on my conscience every sin it is possible to commit, I should fling myself, my heart broken with sorrow, into the arms of Jesus, for I know He loves the prodigal child who returns to Him.”9

Letters

We wish to thank most sincerely all those who have taken the time to write us letters. Because of rather stringent space limitations, we can print only a very few of these. The ones we print are, for the most part, picked at random.

I read with deep interest your edition of Shepherds of Christ. It is spiritually based, neatly organized, and very readable. Again, congratulations on a beautiful ministry.

Rev. Joseph F. Brennan Pastor, St. Genevieve Church LaFayette, Louisiana

  

Thank you for sending me the newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. I loved it. I need all the help you can give during these confusing times. I must not lose sight of my objective—a true salesman for Our Lord. I must be sold first to love Him before I bring others to Him.

Fr. Sabbas R. Christ the King Rectory Commack, L.I., New York

  

Apostleship of Prayer Anniversary

December 3, 1994, marked the 150th anniversary of the Apostleship of Prayer. The Apostleship has done much over the years to promote devotion to the Heart of Jesus and to the Heart of Mary within the context of the Morning Offering.

Notes:

  1. Scriptural quotations are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Company.
  2. Michael Lawrence, C.SS.P., You Have to Love to Teach, Ligourian, September 1974, p.4.
  3. Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests, as in special supplement of Inside the Vatican, p. 11.
  4. Pope John Paul II, Inside the Vatican, December, 1994, pp. 29-39.
  5. Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests, op. cit., p.15.
  6. Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation, Dell Books, p.129.
  7. Fr. Philip Hamilton, Padre’s Point, Alt Pub. Co., pp. 151-152.
  8. Fr. Arthur Calkins, Soul Magazine, January-February 1995, p. 30.
  9. J. Beevers, St. Therese, The Little Flower, The Making of a Saint, Tan Publishers, p. 136.
     
     

  


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