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.
May 1, 2000 - St. Joseph the Worker
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.
Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.
Messenger: Mary is the most perfect handmaid, the servant of the Lord.
Joseph so pure, her beloved spouse, the servant of the Lord.
And we meditate on those Joyful Mysteries.
Today we are in tears for the love of our beloved St. Joseph.
Jesus speaks: I want the handmaids and servants to see Mary and Joseph and see them as the First Shepherds of Christ Community.
Jesus speaks: They were gathered with the little sheep and the shepherds on that first star-lighted night when the Son of God was born.
They were united in holy union as husband and wife. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary. With the star of Bethlehem overhead, the Chief Shepherd is born in a stable.
I come to lead My little sheep home to My Heart.
Today I am with you in a special way, and so, too, Mary and Joseph pray with you when the Shepherds of Christ prayers are recited.
The Holy Spirit fills you with His gifts.
It is for My Church you pray, for the shepherds My chosen priests, and for My most precious souls of this world.
Luke 2: 15-20
Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
Jesus speaks: Oh, the tree was stained with the Blood of that Chief Shepherd. I am He, the Chief Priest, the One Who offers sacrifice through the hands of consecrated priests for your sins. I plead and I beg for you to the Father.
I give you My Church, I give you My Movement to help to renew it.
Luke 2: 35
...so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’
Mary speaks: My children, as you pray the rosary, my Spouse the Holy Spirit acts to enlighten you. The rosary is the prayer of a child of God. Praying to the Father, "OUR FATHER..." and to me. "HAIL MARY...", you implore the Holy Spirit to act to enlighten you through meditation on our lives, the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and me, His Mother. The children of Adam and Eve meditate on the lives of the Ones sent to you by the Father. I am Mary, the New Eve. Jesus is my Son, the New Adam, Chief Shepherd of His flock.
Messenger: Oh God, enlighten our eyes to see.
Jesus speaks: The thoughts of many will be laid bare that you will grow in greater purity.
See the Holy Family, I want My Church to be a holy family of love. I want My Shepherds of Christ Community to be a holy family of love, pure and holy. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, the Holy Spirit acts in the rosary.
You have received a new name, a special calling through baptism. Oh children of God harken - I clothe you in the white dress of purity.
My children are enormously being attacked. Many are giving in to sexual sin. I write as your God. It is the purity of Mary and Joseph I desire.
You must realize the sins are begun in the thoughts and desires of the heart. You cannot give in to the allurement of Satan. You cannot engage in sinful sexual thoughts. Your minds must be pure, free of attachments to things that cause you to sin. You control your will. Do not give in to temptation. Beg for grace to resist it.
In praying before the Blessed Sacrament and attending daily Mass and praying for grace, you receive enormous help in withstanding temptation.
The more all are joined praying for grace united as one to the Mass, the more grace is outpoured. For those who cooperate with grace, they will have help in resisting temptation.
So much, much grace is outpoured with every Holy Communion when you receive Me worthily. So much grace is outpoured when you spend time in fervent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. I am there in the Blessed Sacrament in My Divinity and My Humanity.
The more you go to Communion with fervor, the more you mature in your ways of loving. You love deeper, you want love. You have a deep connection with the Divine God, if you come with a holy desire to unite to God. For those who have frequented My altar and spent time in reception of the Holy Eucharist, spending time in adoration, their capacity for loving is heightened, their desire for deep love grows, and they hunger for that taste of divine love they know.
It is most devastating for them if they fall back after tasting the gift of My divine love and if they lessen their visits to Me. The craving in their souls is so intense from frequent Communion and adoration they are wrought with pain when they stop going so frequently to the Eucharist. No human soul can ever give them what they once experienced with Me. You must pray for those who were fervent and now have fallen back. They have a taste for love and they are like hungry dogs, but have lost their direction. And yet their hearts know this gift they once shared with Me. But many lose their way. Once they have tasted My favors, they suffer in going elsewhere.
Oh, such is the fate of some religious. I grace them with My special favor, then they leave Me for another and their life is a life of torment, for they want that love they once knew.
Oh the hungry souls, oh My men, when you come to Me, that union you have with the Divine God increases your capacity of loving and the lack of frequent Communion as you choose other's favors and forget Me is an intense suffering for you.
Oh, the devil works on the holy, fervent souls to lead them away with busyness. Then he works more through lurements of women, men, sex, drink, money, power, and then when they are not satisfied their hearts cry for what it once had with Me.
All things used according to God's will can lead to greater peace when used for His honor and glory, but for those who make some things their gods, they have hearts which feel empty and hungry and are never satisfied. They stalk a barren desert looking for joy that can only be found in Me.
Oh, I love you, I love you, I love you, I am the Tree of Life, the One that fills you with grace, that gives you a new name, that takes you to Myself in Baptism, and gives you a great sharing in My new Life.
I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, I came that you will have Life abundantly.
Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.
Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.
(End of Mary's Message)
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 Florida Brochure
Our Lady of Clearwater,
Our Lady Clothed with the Sun,
Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas,
Message from the tape Mary's Message December 12, 1996:
I stood beneath
the cross of my Son,
and my Heart
was in such pain
for I saw Him
before my eyes...
...I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
The Rosary Factory
Mary speaks: I wish my apparition site in Florida to be called the "Rosary Factory". From this site I will distribute rosaries to the world...I wish rosary makers all over the world to contribute to the completion of my Fatima mission through this ministry...I ask all who can to contribute by supplying rosaries for the world...I wish the people from all over the world to declare themselves as Mary's rosary helpers and help to supply rosaries to the Virgin Mary building...Through the rosary makers of America, I wish to draw all into this endeavor. You are all handmaids of the Lord serving Him by honoring my wishes which I gave at Fatima to pray the rosary and consecrate your hearts...Rosaries of all types will be available there...I wish school children to come in groups and pray my Son's prayers (Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual) and the rosary before my image...Will you be a rosary maker for me? I will bless the hands that make rosaries for my "Rosary Factory". I will give them great peace. I wish children in schools to help me. I wish the aged in nursing homes to help me by praying the rosary with tapes and making rosaries when possible.
Send rosaries to:
SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST MINISTRIES
21649 US N 19
Clearwater, FL 33765
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Pray With Us!
The Virgin Mary appears on the building in Clearwater asking all to pray at 6:20 p.m. for the priests and the renewal of the Church and the world. She asks her children to ask for a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Do this united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as one body throughout the world. The Holy Spirit will descend mightily upon the Church.
Please join with us
at Mary s Image Site
at 6:20 PM every night
starting with the Holy Spirit Novena,
and at 6:30 PM:
Sunday - Children & Youth - Junior Shepherds
Monday - Prayers & Rosary
Tuesday - Prayers offered for Healing
Wednesday - Prayers & Rosary
Thursday - Spanish -Español
Friday - Prayers & Rosary
Saturday - Prayers & Rosary
Special Prayer Services:
* Every 5th of the month at 6:20
* Every 13th between Noon & 3:00
in honor of Fatima (also at 6:20 PM)
Treasures from the Hearts
of Jesus and Mary
on the corner of
US 19 & Drew St.
(Inside Mary’s Image Building)
Books, tapes, Pictures, Rosaries,
Statues, Crucifixes, and more
Hours: 10:30 - 5 PM Daily
Closed at 3 PM on Thursday
Many different audio tapes
are available free or donation.
We operate on donations.
This is Our Lady’s wish.
We give our hearts to Jesus and Mary with you in love.
A Gift And A Sign
A Greater Cincinnati visionary is receiving ongoing messages from the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and sometimes God the Father. Early messages explained why Mary's miraculous image is visible on the outside of a Clearwater, Florida office building, previously occupied by a bank. Under the direction of heaven, the site is now used by Shepherds of Christ Ministries to help lead people back to God with the aid of our Heavenly Mother Mary. The daily messages from Heaven are read each night after the 6:30 PM prayer service. They are also posted on the Internet at the Ministries web site, www.sofc.org Through these daily messages, Jesus and Mary are teaching people how to be holy children of the Father.
Step Back Three Years
Over 1 million people have been drawn to the busy intersection of U.S. 19 and Drew Street since December 17, 1996. That's when a woman exiting the two-story building noticed the clearly defined image of Mary made of lustrous rainbow swirls covering nine black-glass panels. TV crews were called, and since then the faithful and curious have come from all over the United States and other countries to see the site.
A Clearwater police officer privately maintained that "it definitely looks like
the Virgin Mary." Coincidentally, 100 glass experts (scientists and industry representatives) met at a convention held in
mid-January ('97) near the former bank, and many of them took a professional look at the image. "We can try to
explain it," said Carlo Pantano, a professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State University quoted by The Miami Herald.
"But not who controlled it or why it happened here at this time."
About Shepherds of Christ
WE CIRCULATE A SPIRITUALITY NEWSLETTER written by FR. EDWARD CARTER, S.J., a Jesuit Theologian with a Doctor's degree in Theology and author of 17 books, to about 70,000 priests in the world in both English and Spanish. Father Carter has been a Professor of Theology for over 30 years. Besides being sent to about 50,000 priests and bishops in the U.S.A., the newsletter is sent internationally to about 225 bishops, including 4 cardinals, who distribute copies to all of their priests, and also, in some cases, to their deacons and seminarians.
The newsletter is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Another very important ministry is the prayer chapters, whose members pray for the needs of priests and for the needs of all others also. Other ministries include promoting the act of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary as widely as possible. Promoting this act of consecration permeates all of our ministries. We also promote the praying of the rosary, and we have a special program regarding the rosary and the act of consecration for school children. We have programs for prisons and nursing homes to encourage the residents to pray for priests, the Church and the world. We also publish various books, cassette tapes, and other materials to help in the ongoing work of spiritual renewal.
The mission of the Shepherds of Christ Movement is closely connected to Our Lady of Fatima's mission.
We hope to play a major role in helping to bring to fulfillment the Peace Plan of Our Lady of Fatima. This plan includes:
1. Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary--until a sufficient number of
people make and live the consecration, we will not have peace in the world.
2. Praying of the rosary.
3. Observing the First Saturday Devotion.
4. Making reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
In helping to bring the Fatima message to completion, the Shepherds of Christ Movement is helping to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. This is a great privilege and a great responsibility! We ask for your prayers and help in other ways also. May God bless you abundantly!
For more information:
SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 193, Morrow, OH 45152
Toll free 1-(888)-211-3041 www.sofc.org
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