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May 1, 2007
May 2nd Holy
The Novena Rosary
Come to May 5th in Florida!
Rita Ring will be there.
Special graces are granted on the 5th.
It is important that we gather and pray together
or please tune in to the radio at 6:20 pm!
Retreat in China
will be May 10th - 13th.
Please come and pray!!
On May 13, 2007 at 12:00
we will have a special anniversary taped Mass,
Fr. John celebrated for this day.
We will play this at 12:00 noon.
May is the month of Mary.
May 1, 2007 - Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
I love St. Joseph so very much.
Mary was sinless, St. Joseph is not
St. Joseph is so very important to
the life of Jesus. God the Father
chose St. Joseph to be the foster Father
In not thinking enough about the
Father and His Plan for our lives we
may minimize what the Father's Plan
is for us.
God has called me in baptism to a
deep life of holiness. I have been
filled with His grace. I am called to
participate so deeply in helping souls
get to heaven by being a member of
the body of Christ.
My life is lived in greater depth IN HIM.
It is almost I know or feel my greater
participation in His life at every Mass
and after communion.
I am engaged deeply in a most special
union with God all through the Mass.
The Mass is so important to me, for
I want this Spousal union with
In the Penitential Rite He gives me
special gifts to cleanse me.
I love the Word — like a two-edged
sword — it penetrates my heart and soul —
I know His life in me - The Word
when it is read at Mass is not dry.
sterile or inactive — the Word penetrates
my heart and soul.
I so deeply love God — I love His
Word — I am so joyous to hear it —
it is like no other word proclaimed —
My soul sings with joy at the Word of God,
my heart filled — I am fed with His Word —
I am given greater life in Him from
the Word being read especially at Mass.
The Bible is such a gift God gives to
Then I am fed at the table of the
Lord with His Body and Blood — I have
united myself so very deeply in the
Mass to my bridegroom.
Sing: I am the Bread of Life
Sing: Oh Lord I am not Worthy —
Words do not exist so many times for me
to even describe such mysteries and
yet words given to us are so
powerful, when God gives His
special grace —
they can tear at the heart and
give to us such depth in understanding
a mystery as the Holy Spirit acts
with His grace — filling the
soul with love for the truth
revealed to us about God.
When one looks into a gem of great quality
so many facets can be seen —
so much splendor
is it ever exhausted
When one tastes even a word so sensitive
as Father (meaning God the Father)
how can we ever measure the reaction
in a soul —
Mary was so one with the Father being
"full of grace"
Think of Mary and her heart at the
And Mary said:
My soul proclaims
the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
from their thrones
and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
of Israel his servant,
mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
and to his descendants for ever.
A mother bearing a son — loves so
deeply the child
Think of Mary, full of grace, and the
word spoken "Jesus"
Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and
she proclaimed the Magnificat
Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and
the Word was made flesh —
Think of Mary to hear the Words
To me every word in the Mass
creates such an emotion deeply
in my soul because of my
love of the Trinity
And my expression of this love reaches
a peak in the Mass
It is the surrendering of my soul, in love,
to God in the Mass —
It is the act of love of my feeble self
giving myself to God
and it is so magnified in my efforts
Because of the tremendous gift the
Mass is —
The Church giving us such a gift —
The sacrifice of Calvary — Sacramentally
made present —
Prayer for Union with Jesus
Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.
I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.
I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.
When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.
-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994
Everything centers around my union
But my oneness with the Father and
Holy Spirit are one in this
My life is lived always existing in this
oneness of the Father's will —
the love of the Holy Spirit and His
Wisdom counseling me in my
soul and the Spousal union that
exists in my oneness with Jesus
Song: Your Presence Pervades My Soul
Oneness with the Trinity!
Can you even fathom the oneness of
Mary, full of grace, with
She is the singular vessel as we speak
of in the Litany to Mary
Spiritual vessel (Spiritual Mother)
Singular vessel of devotion
Vessel of honor,
and all the invocations of Mary
I love the Litany to Mary
We should sing it
(say each one and let it seep in your heart like a tea bag)
Holy Mother of God
Holy Virgin of Virgins
Mother of Christ
Mother of the Church
Mother of Divine grace
Mother most pure (sinless)
Mother most chaste
Mother most amiable
Mother of good counsel
Mother of our Creator
Mother of our Savior
It just gets better
Because to honor Mary in her
Virginity as Mother of God
opens all the doors to the
mystery of the Incarnation
Mary being the Spouse of the Holy Spirit
"Virgin most faithful"
How is it Mary to be the
Spouse of the Holy Spirit
Mother of God
How is it Mary?
I study you Mary with a heart of love —
not a book of knowledge —
your purity is written on my soul —
Knowledge of the mysteries
In my being —
Opening like a vessel in which
I peak in to heaven and I see
things so indescribable —
I yearn for more and
gasp at the keyhole
Mary can open this keyhole —
Being in the heart of Mary and
letting the Holy Spirit lift the
veil so we are children not
walking in blindness, but
in the celestial lights of
grasping fuller — all the time
insight into the Divine
through Mary's heart
We plug in our computers,
get on the internet —
I go to Mary's heart and the Holy Spirit
I come forth from Mary's sinless
heart — as being constantly
formed more and more through the
power of the Holy Spirit
As one molded more in the image
of God's love — more in the image
Sing song: Be Not Afraid
Come away with Me little damsel
I am the Lord
Jesus the Son of God
I laid down My life for you
I love you this much
I shed My blood for you
I love you this much
I rose on the 3rd day for you
My sweet one
We see in the Litany to Mary
Tower of Ivory
House of gold
Ark of the Covenant
Gate of heaven
Health of the Sick
Refuge of sinners
Comforter of the afflicted
Help of Christians
And then the Queen entries —
Queen of peace
Does the world have peace?
Did not Mary tell us at Fatima that
she is the
Queen of Peace
Same as this Litany
"QUEEN OF PEACE"
What can the devotion to Mary's
Immaculate Heart do to such
a troubled world —
so far from peace
Sing the Litany to Mary
Love the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the
beginning of the litany as you
Join a whole church
Loving Mary in May —
pure and holy, sinless
Our spiritual Mother
Sing to Mary the Litany
Honor her in her titles of
(God the Father likes this)
Honor her in her titles Virgin
Honor her in her other titles
SING — SING — SING
to Mary — Mother of God
Queen of Peace
Sing for the troubled world
Sing to Mary
Crown her statue
Sing to her in her titles as Queen
Study — meditate on this picture
Mary and the Trinity
God the Father left Mary with the
Mary is Mother of the Church
We can't ignore her
Excerpt from August 9, 2000
Oh, there is not one so fair as thee, my beloved Mother Mary.
Of all the maidens that God could have chosen it was you, oh shining Star of Heaven.
Oh Mary, Mother of us all.
She doth appear as a wonder so fair indeed,
A permanent sign of God's love.
A Woman clothed in gold.
One that glistens with the radiance of a golden tone,
Her beauty dancing in the sunlit hours of every day.
In morning splendor, in dancing light at noon day as the sun glistens on her rainbow glow and at night she has appeared on special dates in golden splendor and light.
Would you quote the Scripture for Mary so fair.
"Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth." (Revelation 12: 1-2)
Would you see her as she appeared in little villages in the 20th century, tucked in hills and out of the way places.
If you missed these enormous signs from heaven, of one so fair, she appears there clothed in the golden sun of the day, reflecting her radiant beauty painted by the hand of the Father. She is His chosen maiden so fair.
She appears daily, she is there by day and beneath the black shadows of night, she does not slumber, but calls to her children of light to come through her golden doorway and let the light of Christ shine in their souls.
She appears one so fair, by day and sometimes by night clothed in radiance and golden, her garment hemmed with glistening sunlight. She once appeared to a few and her visits fleeting in remotest places, she remains a Woman Clothed with the Sun, the sun dancing on her garments of rainbow color on a busy, busy corner for all to see, in the state of the sun, sunny Florida. She is a Woman painted by the brush of God.
And do you know the wonder of one who calls the children far and wide, to hear the voice of her Son, Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
Mary, the heavenly maiden, to call them home to His Heart.
Oh, of one so fair, do we not boast and praise our God and thank Him for such a wonder.
Oh, to Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, we cry, help us to do what you asked for at Fatima and help us in our mission of telling the world of your Son's desire to spread His Movement so men will be Shepherds of Christ.
August 11, 2000 - Second Message
The blue of the sky we cannot capture exactly.
The white of the snow.
The color of the smoke of the geyser.
Do we not see the fire of the stars, the light of the sun, the denseness of the black night. It is the creation of God and we cannot describe it exactly as it is.
Oh, open your eyes, men, and see the softness of the skin of the baby, the intricacies of a human ear, the complexities of a human eye and the master mind of the Creator in the function of a human heart.
Oh, blind men, those who are so prideful, bow to God your Creator. See with the eyes of faith.
It is I who paint the hills with My mystical wand. It is reality. So, too, the things you do not see, they are real. It is your perception that is off. God Is and He is Divine and you cannot create as I do.
Get off your pedestals and live in reality. I am Supreme, you are under Me, but I elevate you to such heights.
Oh, men of the earth, worship God your Creator, be humble, live in the truth. If you are intelligent it is because of My grace and My goodness.
Huffy little men. Let Me see you produce the beauty of a sunlit field, from sun to flower. My men, you are limited, you are human, you are My creatures and I am your God. Recognize Me and live in the truth. Be docile to the hand of God in your life.
Oh, children of the light, hear Me, I am God.
I am the Light of the World.
In Me you live in the light.
My eyes beheld the beauty of the night, the stars, the moon.
My eyes beheld the sunlit day and the wonders of the lake and heard the trickle of the falls. First, faintly, and then as I approached, the sound of roaring water.
Why do men not comprehend the goodness of God? Why do they abuse Him with slang and slanting remarks?
The forest can burst into flame in the heat of the day and what was once a beauteous field, a garden of fruit, a forest of fir trees, can become lands of waste at the hands of the elements or what have you.
A home of lustrous beauty, ravaged by a violent wind of enormous proportion and you cry and then when the reality sets in you say, "Oh, but I have my life and the life of my children."
Oh, what is it that man can be so blind and then when health is taken away from a man, he sees those things that are transcendent, he sees the glory of God and the promise of everlasting life to those who love and serve the Lord.
We do not see and we do not understand the ways of God and yet in it all, He is attempting to lead us to Him, and He gives us the gifts of the universe. He gives us love.
end of August 11, 2000
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.
Mary heavenly Queen
Mary Mother of the whole earth
A message given to Fr. Carter from
Tell My People
Excerpt from Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.
Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how I love to enfold you in my arms as my little child! Enfolded in my arms in my maternal embrace, I press you against my Immaculate Heart. I draw you within my Heart. There, through my maternal intercession, I clothe you with Jesus' graces. As you dwell in my Heart, I place you ever more deeply within Jesus' Heart and there the Holy Spirit fashions you increasingly in the image of my Son. As you grow in the likeness of Jesus, He takes you ever closer to the Father.
"Thus, as you grow in the sense of your helplessness without God, the stronger you become in Jesus. Childlike thus becomes strength. The smaller you become in living out spiritual childhood, the taller you stand beside Jesus. Weakness becomes strength, your sense of helplessness becomes spiritual maturity!
"Tell all my children about the wonders of spiritual childhood! Tell them to come to me and I will school them in its ways. How I love all my children! Oh, how I love to exercise my motherhood toward them all!"
Reflection: In the Gospel, Jesus speaks emphatically to us about spiritual childhood: "At this time the disciples came to Jesus and said, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, 'I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven'" (Matthew 18:1-4).
end of Tell my People
Our Lady's statue from China
Excerpt from Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.
Jesus Has Come to Give Us Life
Jesus: "This is the day celebrating My Resurrection (Easter). The day of newness of life. I am Lord and Master. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Tell My people to come to Me if they wish to experience life in abundance. I want to give all an ever greater share in the life of My Resurrection. Without Me you cannot be happy, nor have peace, nor have real joy. Tell My people to surrender to Me more and more. The more they do so, the more they will experience My love, wisdom, power, peace, joy, happiness, mercy, and goodness. Within My Heart My people will find these riches. I am Lord and Master! Please listen to My words."
Reflection: Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus has come to give us life, and to give us this life in abundance.
When we were baptized, we were incorporated into Christ and His Church. When we were baptized, we received the life of sanctifying grace. This life is a created sharing in the life of the Trinity. Truly, we are called to live a God-like existence according to the teaching and example of Jesus! It is our duty and our privilege to develop our life of grace—our Christ-life—through our participation in the Mass, through the reception of the sacraments, through prayer, and through all other good works. Indeed, we are called to love God and neighbor more and more.
What a glorious life has been given to us! In a spirit of thanksgiving, and together with Mary our Mother, let us always strive to know Christ more intimately, to love Him more ardently, and to follow Him more closely, so that He will always bring us to a closer union with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to come to My Mother. From the cross, as I was suffering indescribable agony, I gave Mary as spiritual Mother to the world. My great love for My people prompted Me to do this. I am Lord and Master, and I want My people to come to My Mother and their Mother. If you wish to be close to Me, come to Mary. Consecrate yourselves to her. In this way you will grow into the closest union with Me. Through her Immaculate Heart, you will be drawn more and more into My own Heart. It is My desire that you allow My Mother to place you within My Heart which loves you with an unfathomable love! This is My wish—that you come to Me enfolded by Mary's mantle, cradled in her arms, pressed against her Heart."
Reflection: It is God's will that we approach Jesus in union with Mary. Enough said!
end of excerpt from Tell My People
Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima
by Father Carter, S.J.
July 13, 1917
"During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again, the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (11)
"During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:
"You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.
"The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)
"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....
"But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)
11. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to
Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven (Rockford: TAN
Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.
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