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April 30, 2013

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                April 30, 2013 - After Communion

                R. We see in the Passion Movie how the devil works –
                Satan is shown on the sidelines like a snake moving
                about on the outskirts of where Christ is. Satan
                is always ready to start conflict for the person
                called by Christ to serve. So we see this, if one speaks
                out for Christ – there is the man opposing him
                in conflict. From a distance in the same place
                the conflict begins – opposition to God's will
                from the person opposing God's work acting in conflict
                as an agent of satan – to stir up, to divide, to
                try to take out love and devotion given to God.

                Jesus: With regard to religious, I have called men and
                    women to serve Me in obedience to the
                    Church, under a superior. Satan wants to
                    rule. The person, in obedience serving God
                    is doing God's work, spreading love and the
                    growth of the Kingdom –

                R. So satan attacks the religious in the vow
                of obedience. Fr. Carter taught me how important
                his vow of obedience was to his superiors. He never
                disobeyed his superiors, talked about them etc.

                The priest in a parish, as the pastor, has authority
                    from the Bishop, from God to run the parish –
                    Even if a parishioner thinks he is better than
                    the priest in how he needs something done
                    and is told in obedience to do it a certain way –
                    he is to do what he is told by the priest who is pastor.

                Satan attacks men called to religious sometimes
                    to not want to be under anyone – so they do
                    not follow their vocation because they do
                    not want to be under a Bishop or superior.
                    Sometimes satan attacks the authority from God,
                    through men who were to be obedient, and oppose
                    and challenge those over them.

                    Those really wanting to attack the structure
                    as in families, parishes, organizations
                    can abuse those in charge to block
                    directions, fun, ministries, to keep the
                    family, the parish, the organization in
                    a constant attack-mode, acting on those being
                    used by satan with those challenges against
                    authority. In some families we can see a
                    whole family live around a destructive
                    teenager on drugs, a parent who is an alcoholic
                    or a parent who is a workaholic or a parent
                    addicted to abuse or perfection or control.
                    Abuse and control of money can be used
                    making a dependency which can force those in
                    authority to put up with these chains of bondage
                    inflicted by those under seeking to challenge authority
                    to implement power and control for satan.

                    We see creating a dependency for money, for
                control, can be used to show a failure, to get attention
                and power. This manipulation for power is for vain glory,
                power against the family, the good of the parish,
                the good for the country – This can be a power satan
                can use and people he acts through to implement
                rules opposed to the rule of God or against the
                original rule which needs to be the rule in place
                for which the establishment was set up.
   

From Pope Francis

BERGOGLIO: I believe I’m too embroiled in the secular fiasco. It is a spiritual job, and I’m a soldier. Look at the nature of power. In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power. I’ve been a keen observer of the effect this has on the people, especially the poor. They are very good at creating poverty where there is no reason to explain it. My job is try to alleviate poverty and if that means to oppose the cause then I will not be Pope.

   

                Jesus: Satan wants disobedience to just authority
                and in religious who are under a vow of
                obedience – satan wants a display of that disobedience
                before others to discredit the just authority.
                Satan wants to run things through the
                disobedience of religious who disobey authority.
                Satan wants commotion, chaos; satan wants war
                opposing God!!

                    Satan discredits those in charge before
                others through the people who give
                their power to satan, in religious orders especially
                in disobedience to those over them.

                Satan hates the Mass and Eucharistic Exposition.
                I am truly present in the Blessed Sacrament in My
                Divinity and humanity. I long for the ones
                attending Mass - united to the sacrifice of Calvary
                sacramentally made present – The Father outpours
                His grace when one comes, united to Me, in the
                Holy Spirit - loving God and attending Mass with a
                holy interior disposition for offering sacrifice.
                The devil hates the Churches where I am
                present in the Blessed Sacrament – truly present –
                no less present than the day I walked the earth –

                    So the devil wants to press on someone to try to
                take - out group prayer before the Blessed Sacrament,
                satan wants to take out chapels and churches where
                churches are devoted to the Blessed Sacrament.

                    Satan wants Churches to close – he uses
                people acting to try to stop the Church.

                    The focus at Mass, is the Mass, is the
                unity, is the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally
                made present.

                    Satan wants to take out the Masses,
                the Churches, with reasons why it
                is necessary – not even seeing the importance
                of the priests and the Churches to the world.
                Satan attacks men's thinking to use
                them if they listen to satan to challenge
                in parishes, families, organizations
                dedicated to God's love and building the
                Kingdom of God –

                Satan is at work, can't you see what is
                    happening?

                Because of original sin, men have distorted
                    thinking – they can keep listening to
                    satan and act in pride opposing
                    Me for their evil consent in unloving ways –
                    against the greatest commandment.

                I am love. Satan is hate.
                I am truth. Satan is the father of lies.

                Satan is at work in trying to create dependency
                    on those he can use to oppose God.
   

From Pope Francis

BERGOGLIO: I believe I’m too embroiled in the secular fiasco. It is a spiritual job, and I’m a soldier. Look at the nature of power. In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power. I’ve been a keen observer of the effect this has on the people, especially the poor. They are very good at creating poverty where there is no reason to explain it. My job is try to alleviate poverty and if that means to oppose the cause then I will not be Pope.

  

                Jesus: Satan is a liar. He works in pride and envy and
                    jealousy – satan pushes ahead two steps and
                    back one –
                    using people who serve him.

   

Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
 

136. THE FOURTH DAY

        A MEDITATION ON TWO STANDARDS

The one of Christ, our supreme leader and lord,
the other of Lucifer, the deadly enemy of our
human nature

PRAYER.   The usual preparatory prayer.

window at a former Jesuit Seminary

137. FIRST PRELUDE.   This is the history. Here it will be that Christ calls and wants all beneath His standard, and Lucifer, on the other hand, wants all under his.

138. SECOND PRELUDE.   This is a mental representation of the place. It will be here to see a great plain, comprising the whole region about Jerusalem, where the sovereign Commander-in-Chief of all the good is Christ our Lord; and another plain about the region of Babylon, where the chief of the enemy is Lucifer.

139. THIRD PRELUDE.   This is to ask for what I desire. Here it will be to ask for a knowledge of the deceits of the rebel chief and help to guard myself against them; and also to ask for a knowledge of the true life exemplified in the sovereign and true Commander, and the grace to imitate Him.
   

FIRST PART

THE STANDARD OF SATAN

140. FIRST POINT.   Imagine you see the chief of all the enemy in the vast plain about Babylon, seated on a great throne of fire and smoke, his appearance inspiring horror and terror.

141. SECOND POINT.   Consider how he summons innumerable demons, and scatters them, some to one city and some to another, throughout the whole world, so that no province, no place, no state of life, no individual is overlooked.

142. THIRD POINT.   Consider the address he makes to them, how he goads them on to lay snares for men and bind them with chains. First they are to tempt them to covet riches (as Satan himself is accustomed to do in most cases) that they may the more easily attain the empty honors of this world, and then come to overweening pride.

   The first step, then, will be riches, the second honor, the third pride. From these three steps the evil one leads to all other vices.
   

SECOND PART

THE STANDARD OF CHRIST

143.   In a similar way, we are to picture to ourselves the sovereign and true Commander, Christ our Lord.

144. FIRST POINT.   Consider Christ our Lord, standing in a lowly place in a great plain about the region of Jerusalem, His appearance beautiful and attractive.

145. SECOND POINT.   Consider how the Lord of all the world chooses so many persons, apostles, disciples, etc., and sends them throughout the whole world to spread His sacred doctrine among all men, no matter what their state or condition.

146. THIRD POINT.   . . .
   

end of excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

    

Deuteronomy 30: 19-20

Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live, in the love of Yahweh your God, obeying his voice, holding fast to him; for in this your life consists, and on this depends the length of time that you stay in the country which Yahweh swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that he would give them.’

  

                Jesus: Satan wants power –
                Satan wants people to stir up things so there
                    is no peace –

                Satan wants excitement, argumentation, adrenalin
                    working – negative energy opposing God.

                I am meek and tender of Heart –

                Satan wants combat against obedience to God.
                Satan wants families and marriages destroyed –
                Satan has attacked vocations –

                I call a person to a vocation –

                Satan attacks that person and they give in
                    not honoring their commitment –
                    religious being My Spouse
                    Married being the spouse in a relationship –

                Satan wants hate - division
                Satan aims at the jugular vein –

                He wants to destroy authority (just authority)
                    coming from God.

                Look at how satan has led people, who
                    gave in, to disobey My commandments,
                    with regards to sex and abortion –
                    killing babies –

                Look at the rules of God and
                    the rules of your country –

                Satan is at battle with justice and right –

                Satan works to try to rule over the
                    just man – to press on people to
                    not only disobey just authority,
                but discredit the head entirely from
                    those closest to the head – 

  

                Jesus: Satan wants the Eucharist taken out – 

Matthew 4: 1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the desert to be put to the test by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was hungry, and the tester came and said to him, ‘If you are Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves.’ But he replied, ‘Scripture says: 

    Human beings live not on bread alone 
    but on every word 
        that comes from the mouth of God.’ 

The devil then took him to the holy city and set him on the parapet of the Temple. ‘If you are Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down; for scripture says: 

    He has given his angels orders about you, 
   
and they will carry you in their arms 
    in case you trip over a stone.’ 

Jesus said to him, ‘Scripture also says: 

    Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ 

Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all these, if you fall at my feet and do me homage.’ Then Jesus replied, ‘Away with you, Satan! For scripture says: 

    The Lord your God is the one 
        to whom you must do homage, 
    him alone you must serve.’ 

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels appeared and looked after him.

  

 

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                April 30, 2013

                R. Healing Relationships

                A person that keeps testing others with
                untrustworthy, addictive behavior
                can make it so hard for others to deal
                with –

                    They fail to see how their bad
                behavior affects everybody –
                every place they go –

                    There is in us a way we
                see reality –

                    God wants us to know Him inside –
                that He dwells in our graced baptized
                soul. To know that center of
                Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwelling
                in us.

                    The devil wants us to see
                only darkness inside, not be happy –

                The devil is hate –

                God is love
                God commands us to love –
                    Love God first
                    Love others as ourselves –

                I must treasure each moment I have
                    right now because I can never
                    have it back again –

                I love You Jesus, Holy Spirit and
                    God the Father –
 

                April 30

                Dear God help me to do Your will –
                Dear God fill me with Your love
                Dear God - help me to be what You want
                    me to be –

                Jesus: Dear child - you are My most precious child,
                    I love you, I am dwelling in your
                    graced baptized soul – I love you,
                    I am in your heart –
                    teach others about your love for Me –

                I am blessing you in so many special
                    ways.

                R. God doesn't give us more
                    than we can handle.

                Jesus: I love you, I will take care of you –
                    I am your God –
                    I watch out for you –
                    I never slumber or sleep,
                    I am your God –
                    I bless and love you –

                R. Dear God, please help us to heal.

                Jesus says - My ways are simple,
                    My child, I love you –

                If somebody wants to be healed
                    they must admit they need healing.
                    A person that has a compulsive
                    behavior must admit it –
                    If a person lies they must want
                        to quit it.

                A person that keeps on making false
                    promises won't change unless
                    they tell the truth about themselves.

                If a person that is addicted doesn't tell
                    themselves the truth about themselves
                    they will not be healed.

                R. We pray dear Jesus we are wounded, please
                    heal us of our addictions, bad habits,
                    falsities about ourselves –

                Many people use things or do addictive
                    behaviors because they are full
                    of pain –

                God doesn't want us to be caved in,
                    negative but to be more and more
                    like Him - to put on Christ –

                Dear God I spread Your blood on me and
                    everybody I touch or in my
                    life – Cast the devil far from
                    all of us, I consecrate my heart
                    and their hearts to Jesus and Mary as far as
                    I am able and ask for a special outpouring
                    of the Holy Spirit on me and everybody.

                    Keep it simple, one day at a time
                I cast the devils to the fires of hell –

                Jesus speaks: I love you, I am He who
                    comforts you, You are My chosen
                    one, I am with you in your suffering –

                    Jesus says: I carried My Cross, when
                a person keeps on doing things that hurt
                others and they deny it, it is hard to trust
                them because they are untrustworthy.

                R. Jesus help me to tell the truth about
                myself, help me to heal – I want to tell
                the truth always, to live in the
                truth of Jesus. Dear Jesus help me to
                see happiness is in You –

                Dear God please clean out my heart
                    that has any debris in it –
                    help me to be free by facing
                    what I need to about needing
                    to change some things –
                    die to those ways, not likened
                    to You –

                God intends us to help each other –
                    We need to learn to care for
                    each other because God wants
                    us to –

                I can never live the moments of this
                    day again. Dear Mary, you are
                    my Mother – You appeared in
                    Clearwater because you want
                    us to know how much
                    you love us and to grow in
                    the ways of the heart –

                Say Our Father – 

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

  

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change...
Courage to change the things I can
and Wisdom to know the difference.
 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

   

                R. Dear God, I am thankful for all the people
                    You have put in my life to help
                    build Your Kingdom –

                Dear God I love you!!

                Dear God thank You for my breath –
                Breathe in Jesus, breathe out anxiety –

                Many people may have endured
                false promises, so then we are
                disappointed many times when others
                don't stick to their promises –
                When others give us love
                we should be grateful – not
                back up or hurt them –

                Dysfunctional people can engage
                    in love - hate relationships

                It doesn't make sense to do the
                    same behavior over and over again
                    and expect different results.

                Jesus: A person who doesn't love themselves
                    can project that dislike of themselves
                    on others and hurt others
                    for what is inside of them –
                    then they don't feel good because
                    they are not telling the truth and
                    abusing others –

                A person who wants to hurt others is
                    going against what God wants –
                    God commands us to love –

                A person can provoke another person
                    and do it to get them to lose
                    control –

                    It can be an addiction – provoking
                        to get a reaction of power
                        over others –

                A person can make others hurt and
                    then act like they never did anything –
                    this hurts people more when they
                    lie about their behavior –
                    They can laugh and joke and be
                    2-faced.

                Low - self-esteem is not what God
                    wants

                R. God created us for a purpose to serve
                    Him, to love Him and others

                Addictions are usually to numb pain

                Jesus: It can be abandonment from childhood –

                A child being subjected to parent's
                    sick behavior –
                    perfectionism helps to wound the
                    inner child of the past in the children –

                A person addicted may work for an
                    adrenalin high
                    workaholics

                They may make a crises to try to get
                    others to lose control –
                    pump up adrenalin –

                A work-aholic can be very fidgety and
                    do the work he does to numb the
                    pain –

                Everybody should realize we were
                    made to work together in respect and love –
                    We should be healthy about work –

                Personal happiness comes from balance –
                    not addictions

                Joy!!

                A father who never thought he was good
                    enough many times projects
                    his own shame on others –
                    a father can say to a son
                    "you'll never amount to anything"
                    because he thinks that way about himself

                There can be addictive thinking –

                How is your view of the world?
                What is your reality?
                What is normal?

                Some women may live to be
                    a "super - mom"
                    or a "career - woman"
                    they can turn their vocation of mom and career
                    woman into a blessing or a destructive cycle –

                Destructive thinking
                    A cycle of low self-esteem –
                    this is a failure

                Some people work to fix others and never
                    think about looking at themselves –
                    these people try to create a dependency on them –
                    co-dependence, sick relationships that hurt all involved
   

From Pope Francis

BERGOGLIO: I believe I’m too embroiled in the secular fiasco. It is a spiritual job, and I’m a soldier. Look at the nature of power. In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power. I’ve been a keen observer of the effect this has on the people, especially the poor. They are very good at creating poverty where there is no reason to explain it. My job is try to alleviate poverty and if that means to oppose the cause then I will not be Pope.

   

                R. We choose things to do every day –

                We can choose to think we never
                    did things good enough –
                    or to be human-doers and never
                    get in touch with our hearts –
                    Jesus calls this: (Busy Busy Busy)

                A person can plan "stuff" so they
                    are pushing others to do things
                    that are impossible to do –
                    for their own controlling power –
                    or to get an adrenalin rush,
                    or to work out their anxiety concerning some
                    other matter, they put someone to a tedious task,
                    if they are in authority over others or
                    if they can get away with it.
                    This tedious task of forcing others to do a lot of work
                        opposed to God's will creates a mess, ties
                        people up and at the same time stops them
                        from doing God's will because they are tied
                        up not doing God's will.

                A person can see themselves as a mediator –
                    they always have the highest position
                    and can try to make others dependent
                    on them –
                    so-dependent –

                Some may need to control others when
                    they are wrong in doing so,
                    they can do it for their own vain power
                    because of loss of power with other
                    people they may 'lord-it-over' those
                    willing to serve.

                Some are perfectionists –
                    they can ignore good and
                    just see the bad –
                    try to force something that is
                    almost impossible to achieve

                Relationships should be worked on,
                    worked out in love –

                Some can see themselves as being perfect
                    and never work with others.

                We can see how some families do a
                    dysfunctional dance and try to
                    force others to do that dance –

                Families may never change –
                    when they get together they
                    want everyone to do the old
                    dance steps –

                How do we have balance in our lives?
                How do we have fun?

                Do we check-out and time-goes-by
                    and we act like nothing happened
                    (brown-outs)
                    and some do not validate this in - out
                    behavior in relationships.
                    (which could be the cause of many divorces,
                    the person expecting the other to put up
                    with their isolated, selfish, ways and refuse
                    to work as a couple, and to refuse to communicate
                    about anything or validate their wrong behavior,
                    leaving the wounded spouse helpless in trying to
                    live as a married couple should,
                    being united in love.

                Do we see our self - worth dependent
                    on how much we do (a human-doer) –
                    not building ourselves in relationships
                    as God has commanded us to love and relate?
                    The latter is what is really important.
                    Balance.

                Do we have addictions and are
                    not internally focused at all –
                    (If a person is not in touch, in a healthy way,
                    with themselves interiorly, they start looking
                    for validation and appreciation exteriorly,
                    as a main way of life for them or they latch
                    on to addictions for not spiritually furthering
                    themselves.)

                Do we make healthy choices in how
                    we relate with others or
                    do we punish others?
                    do we hold - out with others?
                    do we play games with others?
                    do we promise healthy behavior,
                        but don't even try like we
                        need to?

                What is the baggage level?

                    Are you afraid?

                Our relationships take work –
                    Why carry our past along with us –

                Live by a door without baggage!

                Don't be too rigid to change bad habits –

                Don't play old tapes that encourage bad
                    habits and thinking, low self-esteem,
                    that are thoughts building up pride,
                    anger, jealousy, envy toward our brothers.

                Having old reactions from bad habits,
                    old survival tactics learned
                    as little children are destructive in adulthood –

                THE NEGATIVE PAST

                How thick is the skin of pride, anger,
                    bad habits

                Fr. Carter talks about the ideal self
                    as God wanted us to be, as
                    God created us to be.

   

                        From Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Close friends stand side by side and together walk the path of life. Secure in the other's acceptance and love, each feels a sense of relief that he or she does not need to maintain any kind of facade. Each is encouraged to be and to become according to the real, the 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 so well in certain facets of self-knowledge; each person feels that without the other he or she may not have grown or become in certain ways at all.

 

                R. A person can have low self-esteem and
                    live for approval of others

                People who are to love – 

1 John 4:17-21

Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.

  

                R. A person can grow up in a house where
                    they never learned to make a decision –
                    because they were not taught to work in relationships
                    with others, giving and taking, pain and joy.

                A person can use abuse, force to
                    implement their ways –

                Life can be a struggle for power between
                    two strong willed people –
                    a battle - ground

                God calls us to be so united in love –
                    to work together –

                God wants us to learn to love –

                Life can be like a Roller-Coaster if
                    a person is not accountable and
                    responsible for their behavior –

                They can use money or things to
                    force their ways creating dependencies
                    of the victim –

                We are to not lose the child inside
                    that is spontaneous and alive
                    in their hearts - having fun –

                We need to look inside and go through
                    the pain and baggage of the
                    past –

                If a person doesn't go inside to
                    know themselves - then they
                    will go outside to find
                    themselves and this doesn't work –
                    Low self-esteem
                    Seeking approval
                    Games
                    Abuse

                We need to laugh and to love and
                    to grow

                We need to be able to trust those in
                    relationships –

                Jesus: Healing is necessary for relationships –
                    I give you a beautiful sky
                    I give you children that are so beautiful –
                    I give you light and love –
                    I give you each other to love –

                Some people don't remember because
                    they shut down because of
                    dysfunction

                You need the freedom to let yourself
                    let go of the past –

                Song: Little Child

                Song: Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love

                R. Adult children - of Alcoholics
                    are ones who never grew up
                    and are stuck in the past –
                    stuck in a lot of pain,
                    fear,
                    fear of abandonment

                We need to get in touch with our hearts
                Children in dysfunctional homes
                    lost a lot in childhood –

                Some children grew up in a very
                    stressed childhood –

                There must be repair, recovery
                    from damaged childhood –

                A child abused was not at fault
                    for what was done to them –
                    a person who suffered a loss
                    in childhood needs recovery

                A person who has grown up in an
                    alcoholic home or where,
                    abuse was, needs to admit
                    the truth to recover. And
                    after this recovery seeking a
                    spiritual awakening of freedom
                    from letting go of pain and loving
                    all those who have hurt them,
                    in this forgiveness, praying for
                    them. This does not mean going
                    back and living with them necessarily,
                    although one may need to help and
                    live with an aged parent who needs
                    help, but the truth
                    in their hearts must be faced and
                    their love - honest and real - even
                    though they were hurt. It is a
                    process called recovery, a process
                    that ends in peace, love and joy,
                    a process that ends in living in
                    the moment. A process of going
                    out to others in love as God commands
                    of us.

                A person cannot live in denial of
                    the truth –
                    a person damaged who does not
                        do recovery and living in
                        denial of the truth is trying
                        to ignore the past and needs
                        to recover –

                There is a no-talk rule in homes
                    where there is denial of the
                    truth – God intends us to
                    love and respect each other.

                Children are taught to not trust
                    in dysfunctional homes, a parent
                    may have not been available
                    because of their own dysfunction
                    and bad mood and the child grew
                    up, feeling emotionally abandoned, when
                    they needed to learn trust and love.
                    But most parents still loving their
                    children did the best job they could,
                    being dysfunctional themselves and
                    coming from dysfunctional generations
                    of ancestors.

   

  Exodus 34: 6-7

Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy, maintaining his faithful love to thousands, forgiving fault, crime and sin, yet letting nothing go unchecked, and punishing the parent’s fault in the children and in the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation!’ 

   

                R. As adults, they can become untrustworthy
                    themselves –

                A person can live their whole life
                    in a negative reality, darkness
                    and trying to get others to live
                    in that reality in co-dependent
                    relationships.

                We must know ourselves –
                Live reality as it is –

                God is light –

                God wants us to feel safe.

                A person who abuses another, can do
                    so, to store their pain and
                    shame in another innocent person
                    through force.

                A person has to train themselves
                    who grew up in dysfunction –
                    it's okay not to do what
                    the family says –

                Trauma survivors can get
                    triggered - even by smells,
                    things like that –

                They are looking to normalize
                    themselves – they want somebody
                    who is normal to normalize
                    them –
                    always searching outside themselves
                    to figure things out –
                    not dealing with their damage
                    inside

                Men who went to war have tremendous
                    problems to deal with –

                What about the war of a child in
                    a dysfunctional home – who
                    is robbed of childhood by
                    sick living?

                People who have been beaten by
                    others, suffer survival
                    tactics they learned in childhood
                   
                A man at war does not act as he
                    did in battle in the home –

                Anger needs to be handled.

                We need balance in our lives.

                Seeing a mom as a mom – not
                    a super mom –
                    just as it is – life is
                    to be lived – ups and downs
                    and love

                When someone is an abuse survivor,
                    they had to check-out during
                    abuse to survive it.

                Trauma can cause a person to
                    lose that sensitive
                    connection with themselves –
                    Inability to stay focused
                    Addictions are survival skills

                Memory loss - some not wanting to remember –
                    Some use everything but remembering to
                        handle it –

                Skills can be learned to numb the body,
                    from abuse in childhood –
                    acted out in adult-hood –
                    because of stuffed feelings and
                    inability to be in touch with the
                    truth about their feelings in childhood –

                A person learns to freeze up to not feel pain
                    and may still be locked up in that frozen pain.

                Dissociation because of trauma can come
                    up in adulthood because it was a survival tactic
                    the child had to use to survive the dysfunction.
                    Like a plastic person in adulthood –
                        NO Feel
                        NO Talk
                        NO Trust

                A person can laugh and smile after
                    hurting others if they have
                    been wounded that way.

                Laughing when it is a tragedy
                    is a survival tactic

                Stuffed feelings –

                Not living in the present,
                Fear of abandonment,
                Fear  –
                Grief –
                Anger –
                Repressed experiences –

                If a person is triggered from
                    old pain or abuse
                    they can be re-stimulated, but
                    many can't remember
                    but they can then project it on innocent
                    others in adulthood because of their pain.

                Children can't understand
                    abuse and bad behavior
                    by parents, so children must
                    deal with it in survival
                    tactics learned –
                    things feel unsafe in adulthood for
                    because of unhealed, unsafe
                    experiences of childhood –
                    Adults must recognize many things
                    are safe and they are projecting
                    this unsafeness into their lives now
                    for no reason.

                Adults can have fear of abandonment until they look at it –
                    they can become possessive –
                    they would rather manipulate others to
                        act out old patterned behavior then
                        change as they need to and recognize
                        the truth about themselves
                    they can act out the past as age
                        2, 4, etc.

                Some need grief work like:
                    Lost "childhood".
                    Some can't remember but have the pain from childhood.
                    Stuff feelings from childhood
                    Some are living in negative tapes and past anger
                    Dealing with addictions to numb the pain.
                    They don't have joy in their lives
                    They can be consumed with fear which does not go away

                Let the feelings of the past
                    come up

                What is going on now in my life?
                    Living in the present moment –
     

From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Today’s Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. It’s a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, I’m sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of God’s grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

end of Father Carter's homily

  

                R. Accepting oneself –
                    A child does not abuse themselves

                Self - Esteem
                Coming Clean
 

    Cardinal Newman said

                    "... everyone who breathes, high and low,
                    educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman,
                    has a mission, has a work. We are not sent
                    into this world for nothing; we are not born at
                    random. . . God sees every one of us;
                    He creates every soul, He lodges it in
                    a body, one by one, for a purpose. He needs,
                    He deigns to need, every one of us.
                    He has an end for each of us... we are
                    placed in our different ranks and stations, not to
                    get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to
                    labor in them for Him, as He rejoiced to do His work,
                    we must rejoice in ours also.
"
                                   
(Discourses addressed to mixed congregations)

   

                R. Working the 12 Steps
   

 THE TWELVE STEPS OF AA 

                    Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

                    1.  We admitted we were powerless over alcohol,
                            that our lives had become unmanageable.

                    2.  Came to believe that a Power greater than
                            ourselves could restore us to sanity.

                    3.  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives
                            over to the care of God as we understood Him.

                    4.  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

                    5.  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human
                            being the exact nature of our wrongs.

                    6.  Were entirely ready to have God remove all
                            these defects of character.

                    7.  Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

                    8.  Made a list of all persons we had harmed,
                            and became willing to make amends to them all.

                    9.  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
                            except when to do so would injure them or others.

                    10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we
                            were wrong promptly admitted it.

                    11.  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
                            conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
                            praying only for knowledge of His will for us and
                            the power to carry that out.

                    12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps,
                            we tried to carry this message to alcoholics,
                            and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 
 
                R. Telling the truth
                God is guiding me

                Sing: Guiding Me

                A dad teaches a boy how to be a man –
                    the father usually teaches the son
                    how to treat women

                A dad teaches - even when he
                    doesn't teach –

                Look at how God the Father taught
                    us to treat Mary, a woman.
                    Look at how Jesus taught us
                    to treat Mary, a woman.

                Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

  

                    From Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.      

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.

end of excerpt from Tell My People

 

                R. Some men thought they had to
                    control or they were
                    out of control –

                Dad may have been distant –

                Mom mad about housework –
                    sacrifices

                A woman can teach girls to get
                    unavailable guys –

                Constant Power Struggle
                    who won – Mom or Dad –

                Taught self - worth through
                    humiliation
                    degrading
                    a child is powerless

                Taught to be a victim

                A man can want power
                    afraid of women getting over them
                    push her down
                    as she gets stronger

                His biggest fear is she could get
                    over him and he loses his
                    power with a woman –
                    This is his survival tactic in adulthood
                    that is getting him in trouble.
                    How he looks at women
                    God made them man and woman
                 

Genesis 1: 26-27

God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

God created man in the image of himself,
    in the image of God he created him,
    male and female he created them.

 

                R. Some of these dysfunctions are so severe, it can
                    be compared to us having a breathing problem.
                    Where would we be if we couldn't breathe right?
                        If not healed.                

                Some are trying to work out their relationship,
                    day and night
                    every where they go,
                    but they won't look inside.

                A cycle of abuse
                    1) thinking about wrong done to them
                    2) acting in abuse
                    3) hang-over from abuse

                Like the alcoholic they are:
                    1) thinking of drinking
                    2) drinking
                    3) or dealing with a hang-over
                        This is the cycle of alcoholism.

                The Merry-Go-Round called Denial.                                     

                Some are in all or nothing relationships

                We were created for relationships
                    to love God and others

                Build Self-Esteem

                Feel good about ourselves –
                    not force through
                    Manipulating because of anger
                    live in reality, reality can be dark.
                    It can be a dark altered reality –

                Be trustworthy

                    Be Honest
                        Laugh
                        Respect
                        Safe 

  

 

 

 

Donate a key for the piano behind where Mary's image face was.

Individual keys are $113 donation. An octave is $704 donation.

We will put up a display framed with the names of those who donate behind where Mary's image face was.

                    Call Doris – 513-477-4242

 

 

Dear Friends,
I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love.
 
When Mary's image was knocked out what remained was an old grand piano someone who is now dead (old age) gave that was there grandma's. It did not work then.
 
It was painted and very, very old and I would worry about the legs giving out.
 
Jesus told me to replace it a while ago.
 
We had someone come and it never got out of here yet–
Jesus told me to buy a new piano by the alter, behind where Mary's image is to play when we have the services up there.
 
I can only do this if we have the money He says. 
 
 
We will begin a fund for the piano behind where Mary's image was destroyed on March 1, 2004.
This is a lasting honor to contribute to this.
 
Thanks, Rita

Call Doris – 513-477-4242

 

 

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Dear Friend,
 
I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love.
 
Jesus asked us to finish one room in the priest house, so a priest could stay there. We have been working on this room for 6 months. We need $3,000 for the carpet, shades and furniture. Could anyone help us with a donation for the priest house to complete this room?

We have been working on the priest house for 6 years. Jesus would like a priest be able to stay there.
 
Thanks
Rita & Doris

 

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Monsignor and all the people.

 

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  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00
 plus postage


  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Colorea 1 thru 5
  las vidas de Jesϊs y Marνa (recibido el Imprimαtur)
  $ 5.00 each plus postage 

 

  Para Comprender Mejor La Santa Misa
  Una Jornada Hacia el Corazσn de Jesϊs
  $ 10.00  

 

  Meditaciones del Rosario
  para Pequenos y Ancianos
  $ 10.00  

 

 

Fr. Joe Robinson

Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year
$ 15.00 plus postage

Guiding Light homily series - Reflect on the Word - Cycle B —  The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Liturgical Year
$ 15.00 plus postage

Guiding Light homily series - Steadfast to the Son - Cycle A — The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Liturgical Year
$ 15.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul - Cycle C — In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year
$ 15.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word - Cycle B — At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts
Inspiring Homilies covering partial year of Cycle A by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 10.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts. - Cycle A (partial) — Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10

Fr. Edward J. Carter

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response to God's Love
–.God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00  plus postage

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13-29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 - Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest  
$ 10.00  plus postage

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.) — One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life — From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book—and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00  plus postage

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00  plus postage

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50
 plus postage

Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.

 

 

Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage

 

Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00  plus postage

Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #1 - CD. - Christ is Our Strength - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our-selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 2
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00
 plus postage

Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #2 - CD. - Suffering: A Source of Life - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. Fr. Carter knew suffering that year. His voice is so powerful as he read each Newsletter from his heart and soul. "Every man has his own share in the redemption. Each one is also called to share in that suffering through which the redemption was accomplished. He is called to share in that suffering through which all human suffering has also been redeemed. In bringing about the redemption through suffering, Christ has also raised human suffering to the level of the redemption. Thus each man in his suffering can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ–." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Special 27" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
27" Statue with crown
$ 450.00 plus shipping

Special 18" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass  
$ 250.00 plus shipping

Special 15" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White gown with gold trim around mantel
$ 200.00 plus shipping

Special 12" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White gown with gold trim around mantel
$ 160.00 plus shipping

Special 18" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass  
Blue and Pink gown with a rosary over her hand.
$ 250.00 plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
Blue and Pink gown.
$ 150.00 plus shipping

Crucifix by Felix - Hand Carved
Crucifix with incredible detail!
$ 750.00 plus shipping

Imitation of Two Hearts
Giclee Art Print on Canvas
$ 150.00 plus shipping

Lucia's Vision
Giclee Art Print on Canvas by Harold Kellner
$ 150.00 plus shipping

 
  Mary's Image
  12 x 16
  Giclee Art Print on Canvas
of Mary's image with a sliver of glass and a little bottle of Jesus and Mary water. The glass will be fixed behind the back of the picture.
  $ 200.00
plus shipping

 

 

 
 
Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
 
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping

 

  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping

 

 

  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping

 

 

 

  Mug
  Mug with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  $ 15.00
plus shipping
 

 

 

 

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Statues  

OL-Guadalupe
w/glass - 28

OL-Grace
w/glass - 24

OL-Mt. Carmel
w/glass - 24

OL-Lourdes
w/glass - 24
 

IH-Mary
w/glass - 24

IH-Ivory
w/glass - 24

SH-Jesus
w/glass - 24

SH-Blessing
w/glass - 24

Sorrow M
w/glass - 24

Inf.-Prague
w/glass - 24

OL-Lourdes
w/glass - 18

OL-Mt. Carmel
w/glass - 18

I Heart
w/glass - 18

I Heart - Ivory
w/glass - 18

OL-Grace
w/glass - 18

SH-Jesus
w/glass - 18

OL-Guadalupe
w/glass - 12

 

PV-Fatima
w/glass - 27

PV-Fatima
w/glass - 18

PV-Fatima
w/glass - 15

OL-Fatima
w/glass - 18

PV-Fatima
w/glass - 12

OL-Fatima
w/glass - 11

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph

St. Therese

St. Francis

St. Anthony

St. Claire

Limpias

St. Jude
 

Divine Mercy

Holy Family

Angel

St. Philomena

Pieta - Marble

Pieta - Color

Holy Family 12

St. Anthony - 18

St. Francis - 18

St. Joseph - 18

St. Therese - 18

St. Rita - 18

St. Clare - 12
 

St. Rita - 12

St. Padre Pio - 12

Divine Mercy - 12

St. Michael - 11

Limpias - 8

       
           
           
           
           

 


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 Holy Family

 24"

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 Limpias

 24"

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 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 

 Divine Mercy

22"

$125

 

 Angel

22"

$100

 

 St. Philomena

20"

$100

 

 St. Philomena

16"

$65

 

 St. Joseph

18"

$65

 

 St. Francis

18"

$65

 

 St. Anthony

18"

$65

 

 St. Rita

18"

$65

 

 St. Therese

18"

$65

 

 Pieta - Color

15"

$125

 

 Pieta - Marble

15"

$125

 

 Holy Family

12"

$75

 

 St. Padre Pio - standing

12"

$100

 

 St. Padre Pio - sitting

9"

$100

 

 St. Michael

11"

$40

 

 St. Rita

12"

$40

 

 Divine Mercy

12"

$50

 

 St. Claire

12"

$40

 

 Pieta - Color

8"

$75

 

 Pieta - Marble

8"

$75

 

 Limpias

8"

$25

 

 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

28"

$500

 

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

24"

$500

 

 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Infant of Prague w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

 24"

$500

 

 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Sorrowful Mother w/glass

 24"

$500

 

 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

18"

$300

 

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

18"

$300

 

 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

18"

$300

 

 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

18"

$300

 

 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

18"

$300

 

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

18"

$300

 

 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

12"

$200

 

 Fatima w/glass

11"

$150

 

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250

 

 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160

 

 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

15"

$200

 

 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

18"

$250

 

 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450

 


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