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 14, 2002

April 15th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for April 15th is Glorious.

    

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.

    


    

Sidney Rosary

Tuesday - April 16, 2002
6:20 PM

If you can't come to the Sidney Rosary,
stay united praying for the priests, the Church, and the world.

Pray especially for the mailing that is going on in China
and everything to do with the mailing.

Those who are able can connect with a live broadcast.

We will play the rosary again on April 30th and unite in prayer that day,
but it is very important that we pray together tomorrow night, if possible,
because of the mailing and all our needs.
   

There will be rosary in Saginaw, Michigan
next Tuesday (April 23, 2002).

     


     

April 14, 2002

Messenger:      My dear Jesus, I love You.

                            Yesterday we spent five hours united in
                        prayer praying for the priests, the Church and
                        the world and the trouble in the Holy Land.

                            We prayed so hard united to all the Masses
                        going on around the world. I felt so close to You Jesus
                        exposed in the Eucharist in our church in China, Indiana.

                            Today I want to say my morning offering and
                        pray for all these intentions again and all
                        the intentions for myself and my family
                        and the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

                            I have been given very many directions to follow
                        from You, Jesus. Please grant a grace to all of us 
                        members so we can do what You have asked us to do.

                            People in the Shepherds of Christ Movement
                        work hard to get the Newsletter in the hands
                        of the priests. Special people gave donations
                        to get the Priestly Newsletter in the hands
                        of the priests. I want to thank You Jesus
                        for them and pray for them, please help
                        them and their families.

                            We are all one family, loving each other
                        and wanting Your will to be done. Please
                        grant us the grace to love You so deeply
                        and to do Your will.

                            Jesus, please help people to see that
                        You asked Fr. Carter to begin the prayer
                        chapters and help us to begin more and
                        more prayer chapters. Help us with
                        the new video of how to pray the
                        6:20 prayers to teach people, that are 
                        able, how to pray daily at 6:20.
                        This video is a video led by a very
                        holy priest.

                        Thank You Jesus for all the help and
                            gifts You have given to us.

                        Sometimes, Jesus, people get ideas and they
                            come to me and want me to join
                            their ideas with the Shepherds of Christ.
                            I must do what I am told to do. The
                            focus of the Shepherds of Christ are on:
                                The Priestly Newsletter
                                Prayer Chapters
                                Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart

                            all these were begun and approved by
                                Fr. Carter.

                            Our next focus is

                                Making rosaries
                                Spreading rosary meditations discerned
                                    by Fr. Carter.
                                Circulating the Blue Books

                                Rosary Videos and discs with
                                    the straight rosaries.

                        We stick very close to what Fr. Carter
                            our founder approved of.

                        We must maintain the purity of
                            the movement at all costs.

                        All translations except those
                            approved by Fr. Carter must
                            have the Imprimatur.

                        The 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,
                            10th Blue Books were never
                            released because Fr. Carter was
                            not here to discern them.

                        Fr. Carter said he hung on every word
                            when he discerned the material, he
                            did it four times.

                        We have a very competent priest
                            helping us with the movement
                            today and a man who studied
                            theology a good part of his
                            life checks all our materials,
                            also another priest is available
                            for reference.

                        We have a very directed mission, Jesus,
                            and we do what our founder
                            set down.

                        The purity of the movement and the
                            things Fr. Carter approved of
                            are what is in the movement.

                        My relationship with God, all three
                            Persons and all the angels and saints
                            and the people of the earth
                            has deepened.

                        I love the souls so deeply. I feel
                            connected to the souls in
                            purgatory and unite with all of 
                            these when I pray so deeply.

                        I pray to the Father, in the Name of Jesus,
                            united to the Mass, in the Holy Spirit
                            with all the angels and saints and the
                            souls in purgatory and I pray united
                            to many here below for the world and
                            the Church to be as God wills.

                        This is our mission to pray for the
                            priests, the Church and the world.

                        Oh God, please help us.

                        There are lots of ideas out there—
                            we were directed and guided
                            by our founder, Fr. Carter, the
                            Movement was set up by him.

                        Our mission—

                            personal holiness
                        *  spreading the priestly Newsletter
                        *  beginning prayer chapters, praying
                                for the priests, the Church and the world
                                Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart

                         -  doing what Our Lady asked for at Fatima
                                making and spreading the rosary

                         -  encouraging deeper consecration to the
                                Hearts of Jesus and Mary

                         -  spreading materials to promote the
                                morning offering

                         -  prayer materials
                                6:20 prayers    
   
Holy Spirit Novena     
    
                                                        Shepherds of Christ prayers       
    
                                                        Rosary               
    

                                Prayer for Union with Jesus
                                Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
                                Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb
                                    the bridegroom of the soul
                                All the consecration cards
                                Morning offering cards
                                Say daily cards
                                Prayer videos and discs
                                Fr. Mike praying the rosary
                                Fr. Carter and Fr. Mike praying the prayers

                         -  materials on the Mass

                                Mass Books
                                Mass Videos etc
                                    (Fr. Mike saying Mass for the
                                        Nursing Homes)

                         -  spreading devotion to Jesus
                                in the Blessed Sacrament

                        Jesus, thank You for Your gifts to us.

                        Please help us to do Your will. 

                        Big prayer services are held on the 5th in
                            Clearwater Florida. Here are a
                            few pictures from April 5, 2002 prayer
                            service, when Mary appeared in beautiful
                            color while we prayed the prayers.

   


    

April 5, 2002
Clearwater, Florida

       

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April 5, 2002

        


       

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:     Also on the 13th of the month we pray and
                            unite with others praying by broadcast.

                        We pray so deeply united as a body for
                            the priests, the Church and the world.

                        I opened the Blue Book Volume #1 and
                            here is what Jesus told me

   


  

Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusBe At Joy In My Hot Air Balloon {Excerpt}

God's Blue Book I Cover

December 7, 1993 - 3:30a.m. 

Jesus speaks:  Let go, child. Be at joy in My hot air balloon. You are in the balloon I have picked for you. I blow you about but you never fear. I am guarding you. You fly as on eagles' wings. You run and do not get weary. You are operated by Me and I know what is best for you. It is only in love I give all things to you. You stay fixed in Me and I operate you on your way.

end of excerpt from December 7, 1993

     


    

April 14, 2002 message continues

Letter to Jesus continues: 
    

                        I do try so hard Jesus to maintain the
                            purity in the movement and
                            do what we were directed to
                            do by Fr. Carter.

                        Fr. Carter was really careful about
                            everything and telling me what to
                            do after his death.

                        I just want to stick to spreading the
                            Newsletter and beginning prayer
                            chapters and spreading the
                            morning offering and rosary and
                            consecration cards and tell people
                            about the Mass.

                        Jesus I want to let go totally, but Fr. Carter
                            told us how concerned we had to be
                            about the purity of the movement,
                            we just don't put things out there,
                            everything is checked very carefully
                            and discerned by a Catholic priest. The 
                            bulk of the material was discerned by Fr. Carter.
                            Now the material is more directions for the
                            movement and living a deeper spiritual life.

                        We really miss Fr. Carter.
                        I know he is helping us from above.
                        But God gave us so much in those 6
                            years he set up the Movement.
                        Fr. Carter taught us a lot.

                        Jesus I want to pray for vocations to all
                            seven categories like Father Carter did.

                        I want to spend time with You Jesus,
                            You are everything to me. When I
                            go to Mass, I want to give
                            everything to You and spend that
                            time loving You so deeply.

                        John and I and the priest who helps us, have to do
                            all we can to maintain the purity in the
                            Movement as directed by Fr. Carter
                            when he was living.

                            My main focus is always You, Jesus.
                                I am Your beloved spouse, I love You
                                so much Jesus, You are the Bridegroom
                                of my soul.

                            My whole desire is to love and serve You
                                more and be more deeply united to You.

                            Jesus I give You myself.

                            I must say this, I pray that people in
                                Foreign Countries adhere to the
                                wishes of Fr. Carter that nothing
                                is translated and circulated
                                without the Imprimatur. Anyone wanting
                                to translate must realize, the materials must 
                                have the Imprimatur before being circulated.

                            We need the Imprimatur on the Little Peoples
                                Coloring Books.

                                These meditations were all discerned
                                    by Fr. Carter and have been
                                    translated in Spanish.

                            They come from the Little People and
                                Elderly Rosary Meditation Book.

                            This is in big print, it is very, very
                                short meditations.

  

    

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        Here are the coloring books.

  


    

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        Here is an example of them.

    

  

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        Fr. Carter wanted the Shepherds of Christ Prayers in
                                other languages with the Imprimatur.

                            We have most of the prayers in four languages
                                with Imprimatur.
    

red book

yellow book

    

Prayer before Mass

    
  

Prayer for
Union

morning offering

Rosary Aves

   


      

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        The prayers have the Imprimatur.

                            Father Carter was very careful about that.

Mary speaks:     My children this is My Son's movement
                                to pray for the priests and
                                the renewal of the Church and
                                the world.

                            My Son, Jesus appears here.

    

February 5, 2001

  

April 14, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks: 
     He has given you these prayers
                                to pray for the priests, and
                                the renewal of the Church
                                and the world.

                            My Son has given you His
                                Newsletter to circulate to
                                His troubled Church.

                            In this time of crisis, I cry to

                            you, as your mother, to listen to

                            a holy, educated Jesuit priest

                            who gave his life writing for this

                            period when the Church would

                            be in such a crisis.

                            My Son Jesus speaks to His Church
                                in the writings compiled
                                by Fr. Carter.

                            My Son Jesus has given you His
                                movement to help renew
                                His Church and the world.

                            Please listen to me, I am
                                Mary your mother.

     


     

~ July 31, 1994 ~
Feast of St. Ignatius

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)

end of July 31, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter

            


    

~ October 13, 1994 ~ 

77th Anniversary of Mary's appearance at Fatima

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

end of October 13, 1994 message

               


     

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Here is a message from Jesus
given to Father Carter.

Father Carter did not reveal the date
when Jesus gave this message.
February 1996

  
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.

              


    

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        A short book of messages were given
                                to Fr. Carter, other messages were
                                given he did not divulge, to
                                found this Movement and
                                guide it and write the
                                Priestly Newsletters.

                            Here is the message on the back of 
                                Tell My People, given to Fr Carter.

      


          

        from Tell My People

        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!"

end of excerpt from Tell My People

          


     

click on for the messages in the book, Tell My People

      

April 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger: 
        Fr Carter's directions to me were this—

                            He said
                                Jesus gave us His Movement—

                            our primary function is the
                                Priestly Newsletter,
                            I am to circulate those he
                                wrote and follow the
                                directions to continue
                                them with the materials
                                he has written in the
                                18 books and with the
                                materials he discerned.

                         

Open the Blue Book anywhere and find your message.

     


            

Excerpt from February 15, 2002 message 

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

Messenger:           A small list is this
  
                            1) Priestly Newsletter Book II Foreign Mailing Postage

                            2) Mass Book II  

                            3) Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly

                            4) Blue Book I  printing 

                            5) Prayer Manuals printing  

                            6) Holy Spirit Novena Booklet printing 

                            7) Rosary beads 

                            8) Image rosaries to sell

                            9) Pictures (photo's) to make available

    

                           10) Blankets of Mary's image

  

                           11) Videos for nursing  home program

  Mary talks to the Nursing Homes
  Video Session #3

Shepherds of Christ Ministries

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

                           12) Little People's Mass Book

Little People's
Mass Book

                           13) Little People's Coloring Book of the Mass

     

February 15, 2002 message continues

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

end of excerpt from February 15, 2002

         


 

   

February 7, 2002

  

To whom it may concern,
  

    We circulate the Priestly Newsletter that goes to 75,000 priests in the world. This has been circulated since 1994 at the direction of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. who had a doctorate in Theology and taught at Xavier University for over thirty years and author of eighteen books on the spiritual life and many other various publications.

    Our primary purpose is to circulate this Newsletter. We are now sending three years of Newsletters in a book of 342 pages to 75,000 priests in the United States and 90 foreign countries. A special Newsletter is enclosed with Father Carter's powerful writing on Grace (2001 issue 1). This writing is also available on tape and on disc.

    Our coequal purpose is to circulate prayer manuals Father Carter compiled for prayer chapters praying for the priests, the Church and
the world.

    All of our printing and postage costs so much money.

    We operate from the Virgin Mary building in Clearwater, Florida, pictures are enclosed. We use the building to spread materials and rosaries
to encourage people to pray for the priests, the Church and the world.

    We also have a church we received from the diocese in China, Indiana where we distribute our materials and pray before the Blessed Sacrament hourly and about two hours or more at 6:20 every day. Monthly adoration before the exposed Eucharist is held for our members for 48 hours on the 12th of each month to the 14th.

    We have a third center in Morrow, Ohio which is our communication center and mailing address.

    We circulate rosaries handmade to Catholic schools all over the United States and meditation sheets and consecration cards. We try to send scapulars too when we have them. We supply many beads to our rosary makers for this.

    We had difficulty all last summer securing funds for beads for our rosary makers. We were not able to send the 100,000 or more rosaries we usually send in October and May because of funds.

    We need $10,000 every month for the loan on the Virgin Mary building. We pray nightly there usually for about two hours or more at 6:20. We pray all through the day there, hourly, many times before the image. A big prayer meeting is held on the 5th of the month. Prayers are prayed for about 4 hours for the priests, the Church and the world. We broadcast to at least 8 states and all join in the prayers, including Morrow and China.

    We have a nursing home ministry and a prison ministry. We supply coloring books of the rosary mysteries and the Mass to children.

    We desperately need funds for the printing and the rosary making operation and all the postage. Bishops from foreign countries beg for rosaries and prayer sheets with the Shepherds of Christ Prayers.

    Now we are struggling with the monthly rent on the building and the postage for the foreign mailing of the Priestly Newsletter Book II.

    We always need money for the rosary beads for the schools and the Virgin Mary building.

    We also do a Holy Spirit Novena, but the little book has been out of print for some time because of lack of funds. Teachers like to use it for confirmation. We have prayer chapters using it daily all over the world.

    We want to circulate pictures of the crucifix and Mary's image on the building, we are unable to do this because of lack of funds. Enclosed are pictures of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary building.

    A very important part of our Movement is trying to get people to say the Morning Offering. Here is a card we distribute extensively, especially to Nursing Homes and school children.
   

  
    Here is a short form of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary that we circulate extensively.
  

   
    Can you help us. It is a real shame to not even have rent on the building Mary appears on.

    We need to tell the world about the Mass. This is another important aspect of our ministry. We have so many writings about the Mass. Mass Book I with the Imprimaturóand all Fr. Carter's writings and many other writings discerned by Fr Carter before his death. 

    It is a shame with all the money in the world not to be able to get the rosary beads to the rosary makers for school children who want them to pray the rosary.

    Our movement is trying to do what Our Lady told us to do at Fatima for peace in the world.

    Can you help us?
  

                            Rita Ring
                            Shepherds of Christ Ministries

    

      


  

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

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

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

MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD

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

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

          

    


  

      

The Story of the Crucifix Video

If you have a good dialup connection, you should be able to watch the movie live.

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Nursing Home Mass Video

We updated the Nursing videos so that if you have a good dialup 
connection, you should be able to watch the movie live.

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