Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.


We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.


I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

May 11, 1999


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.


Jesus speaks: Freedom is found in doing My will.

All actions must be directed from that inner desire to serve Me and walk in My name.

You cannot worry what other people think. Some children are so shamed by their parents they spend their lives focusing on themselves, their performance and how they are pleasing or impressing others.

Do you operate to do God's will or are your actions determined by those around you and what they may think of you?

How aware are you of the God that watches you and wants you to serve Him?

Freedom. You wish to be free, the devil wants you enslaved, focused on self, secured in bonds. They secured Me at the pillar. I was tied securely and beaten with whips, but I was more free than any man that ever lived.

You will be free when you die to self and selfish ways and focus on Me and My Father's will for you.

Now look at your thoughts. Are they filled with desires for self, are they filled with thoughts of making yourself look good to others, that you will be accepted and loved? Are they focused on yourself and how you are being accepted in the world?

Now look at God-made-Man. I gave My all for My beloved souls. I took on flesh and came stripped of all riches. I died stripped naked hanging on the tree, the tree of life from which the flowing water of salvation flows through My pierced Heart to the hungry souls beneath. The tree of life! "I am the Way; I am Truth and Life...." (Jn 14:6) I am God, holy and true, I am God, made man for you.

The story of the man who did his own will and disobeyed God's will, the story of Adam and the story of the New Adam, the One Who died to bring you life.

I took all sin to Myself. I, the Almighty, all-pure God died to give you life.

The pain was more than you could ever know for the loss of My precious souls. Oh the pain, you will never know the depth of My love and the pain to My Sacred all-loving Heart.

Freedom is found in having freedom from attachments. Satan will work in the one attachment you still have, you must surrender everything to God. That is freedom. With this freedom you do not worry what others are thinking of you.

One who acts like Me acts because it is God's will. You love for the good of the other, not with a selfish love to get love for yourself.

You love to draw souls closer to God.

This is your focus: to help lead souls closer to God.

You are not in control. The more you surrender to Me and let Me operate in you, the more you will accomplish great feats with My might.

Let go of the control. You must realize My power and might and strive to be more identified with Me at every moment.

My beloved priests, you do not know the power of your life lived in union with Me, uniting your life as a sacrifice united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Be united with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory. You must realize the power in your priesthood, the power in the Mass you celebrate daily and its relationship to the whole body of Christ. Quit worrying about pleasing the people, do what God wants, focus on His will for you. Live to please God at every moment. Please help Me, My priests. Give yourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the pure Hearts so that your offerings will be holy, oh so holy, as you dwell in Our Hearts. Pray as I have instructed. Beg for grace and mercy for the Church and the world.

Give yourself completely to Me.

I am the Chief Shepherd, you have been ordained My priests to act as My shepherds in this world, to minister to My flock.



Shepherds of Christ

A Spirituality Newsletter for Priests

1998 - ISSUE FOUR

CONTENTS


Chief Shepherd of the Flock

The Peace of the Lord

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. (Jn 10:11-151)

Yes, the Good Shepherd laid down His life for us in His brutal and agonizing death on the cross and rose gloriously from the dead so that we might have abundant life in Him.

One of the most important aspects of the life Jesus came to give us is peace. We have the following account of Jesus' appearance to the disciples after His resurrection:

"In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, 'Peace be with you,' and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, 'Peace be with you'" (Jn 20:19-21).

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, life.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


The Eucharistic Sacrifice


Prayer


The Priesthood


This Friend Jesus

Friendship is a process of self-liberation. As I give myself to another in friendship, I am aided in the process of escape from my false self. I am aided in the process of growing in true self-identity. The facade which the false self has erected around the authentic self gradually dissolves through the dynamics of true friendship. Thy is this? When another receives me in friendship, that other receives me as I am. The friend loves me in my good points, loves me despite my bad points. In the warmth of this receptive love, I am encouraged to be and to become my authentic self. I do not have to project a false self in the hopes that such an image might be more acceptable to the other. I am encouraged to take the risk of being my true self, since I know the other will not reject me. As a matter of fact, my true self is more attractive to the friend and to others precisely because it is my authentic self--the self God destines me to be. Friendship, then, increases my freedom--the freedom to be my real self. The deeper the friendship, the more I am encouraged by the other's love to be and to become, to exercise my talents and to bring them to ever greater maturation for love of God and neighbor.

If my possibilities of growing according to my authentic self are enhanced as I give myself to a human-person friend, much more are the possibilities enhanced as I give myself to Jesus in friendship. The more I am aware of Jesus' tremendous and personal love for me, the more secure I feel in developing my real self. Being accepted by Jesus as an intimate friend should really change my life--as it changed the life of St. Paul and many others. As Jesus has given himself entirely to me, so I should give myself entirely to Him. This deep and intense friendship accomplishes my ongoing transformation, my ongoing conversion. This friend Jesus, through the strength and the tenderness of his love, gradually draws me out of my selfish self, gradually makes me freer to really be, gradually allows my Christic, divinized self to emerge more and more in expressions of love of God and neighbor.

Sharing the pleasant experiences of life with this friend Jesus enhances their joy. Being loved and accepted by others, enjoying the challenge and success of work, experiencing simple joys as well as moments of overwhelming happiness, drinking in the breathless beauties of nature, these and all other such experiences take on deeper meaning to the extent I share them with Jesus. His presence, far from lessening our joy, increases it, and makes us want to thank God all the more for the beauty, the awesomeness, the grandeur, and the tenderness of life.

Sharing with Jesus the difficult aspects life within the human condition lessens their burden. If Jesus is my friend, should a sense of failure ever snuff out my determination to struggle on? If Jesus is my friend, should fear ever paralyze me? If Jesus is my friend, is there any cross which I can claim is too heavy? If Jesus is my friend, can I ever allow suffering to make me bitter?
This friend Jesus always wants to be so near. He is strong, tender, understanding, gentle, loving. He sympathizes, encourages, challenges, inspires. He leads, but does not force. He admonishes us when we are wrong, but He does not reject us. He is overjoyed at a good deed, and gently but firmly reminds us that there is more to do and to accomplish. This friend Jesus is the perfect friend. He is your friend, and my friend.


The Father's Love for Us

Pope John-Paul II tells us: "The more the Church's mission is centered upon man--the more it is, so to speak, anthropocentric--the more it must be confirmed and actualized theocentrically, that is to say, be directed in Jesus Christ to the Father...Today I wish to say that openness to Christ, who as the Redeemer of the world fully 'reveals man to himself', can only be achieved through an ever more mature reference to the Father and his love...Making the Father present as love and mercy is, in Christ's own consciousness, the fundamental touchstone of his mission as the Messiah..."13


Devotion to the Holy Spirit

Archbishop Luis M. Martinez instructs us: "Consecration to the Holy Spirit must be total: nothing must draw us away from His loving possession. Undoubtedly vacillations and deficiencies are part of our imperfection, but even so, our love must not be extinguished. Rather, it must lift its divine flame toward infinite love in the midst of all human vicissitudes.

True devotion to the Holy spirit, therefore, is not something superficial and intermittent, but something profound and constant, like Christian life itself; it is the love of the soul that corresponds to the love of God, the gift of the creature who tries to be grateful for the divine Gift, the human cooperation that receives the loving and efficacious action of God. As divine love is eternal, its gift without repentance and its action constant, it is our part to have our heart always open to love, ready to receive the unspeakable gift, and to keep all our powers docile to the divine movement."14


A Scriptural Reflection

St. Paul tells us: "Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results--I do not know what I should choose. I am caught in the dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake." (Phil l:21-24)

We should all be inspired by these words of Paul to stimulate our own personal love and enthusiasm for Jesus. After all, for us, to live should mean Christ. What else does the word Christian mean? If we reflect on the meaning of the word Christian, we realize that it ideally means a follower of Christ, one totally committed to Christ, one for whom life has no real meaning without Jesus, one who is willing to live and to die for Jesus and His cause. Why is it at times that we do not allow Jesus to influence our lives as He should? Why at times do we tend to relegate Him to the back of our consciousness and go off in various self-centered directions? Why, apparently, do so many Christians become enthusiastic about all kinds of projects, and yet have such faint enthusiasm for that all-important project which is the work of Jesus? As committed Christians, we should take the appropriate means which will prevent us from succumbing to such an attitude.

We have the privilege and the responsibility of allowing Jesus to live through us. Jesus wants to live in us. He wants us to help Him continue His redemptive mission in and through us. Some two thousand years ago Jesus walked the earth teaching, healing the sick, forgiving sins, extending His love and mercy, choosing His apostles, forming His Church. In all this He was achieving what theologians call the objective redemption. We had no part in this. However, we now live in the stage of subjective redemption--the application of the fruits of Jesus' objective redemption to individual subjects or persons. In this phase of redemption, Jesus asks our help. He asks us to lend Him our hands, our speech, our minds, our wills, our hearts.

In this work of ongoing redemption, each of us has a special mission, a special role to fulfill. No one can fulfill another's mission. Each of us, being a unique person, has a unique mission to carry out. John Cardinal Newman reminds us: "...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 everyone of us; He creates every soul, He lodges it in the 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 all equal in His sight, and 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 Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also."15

We accomplish our mission in, with, through, and for Jesus. He is with us showing the way, gently teaching us how to live according to the pattern of His own life. He encourages us when the days become bleak. He constantly reminds us of His tender and concerned love for each of us. He inspires us to greater things. He tells us that He wants us, that He needs us, that He thinks so much of us, that He values so highly what each of us has to contribute. This is the Jesus we follow. To live is Christ.


The Christian and the Social Order

Vatican II states: "Coming down to practical and particularly urgent consequences, this Council lays stress on reverence for man; everyone must consider his every neighbor without exception as another self, taking into account first of all his life and the means necessary to living it with dignity, so as not to imitate the rich man who had no concern for the poor man Lazarus.

"In our times a special obligation binds us to make ourselves the neighbor of absolutely every person...whether he be an old man abandoned by all, a foreign laborer unjustly looked down upon, a refugee, a child born of an unlawful union and wrongfully suffering for a sin he did not commit, or a hungry person...

"Furthermore, whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, or willful self-destruction; whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions...as well as disgraceful working conditions, where men are treated as mere tools for profit, rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others of their like are infamies indeed. They poison human society, but they do more harm to those who practice them than those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonor to the Creator."16


Prayer for Priests

Many of the laity pray for us priests, and consistently so. Is it not also fitting that we priests pray for all our brothers in the priesthood, and consistently so? There follows a prayer that can aid us in this endeavor.

"Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Heart that You attend to all the needs of your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that you draw back to your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from your path, that you rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that you continue to give your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that you take this petition to your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen".

The above prayer is taken from the prayer manual of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a facet of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The associates are members of prayer groups which meet regularly to pray for all the needs of the entire human family, but most especially for priests. If you would like a copy, or copies, of this prayer manual, and, further, if you would like information on how to begin a Shepherds of Christ prayer chapter, contact us at:

Shepherds of Christ, P.O. Box 193, Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193, U.S.A.
Phone (toll free): 1-888-211-3041
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St. Louis de Montfort and Consecration to Jesus and Mary

J. Patrick Gaffney, S.M.M., writes of St. Louis de Montfort: "Montfort's intense devotion to Mary is clearly Christocentric. So strongly does the saint insist upon the point that he forcefully teaches that if devotion to Mary alienated us from Jesus it would have to be rejected as a diabolical temptation...With Mary we enter into a more intense and more immediate union with the Incarnate Wisdom. To wrench Mary from salvation history and therefore from Christian life is, for Montfort, to reject the plan of salvation as decreed by the Father.

"The total, lived-out acceptance of the reality of our faith is what Montfort calls 'Consecration to the Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom.' This loving, free surrender to God's plan renews us in the Spirit so that we may 'carry out great things for God and for the salvation of souls' (cf. The True Devotion, 214)...and all must be done in the 'milieu' of Mary's maternal influence so that we may, like her, be temples of the Holy Spirit and thereby renew the face of the earth."17

And here are words from St. Louis himself: "The more one is consecrated to Mary, the more one is consecrated to Jesus."18


Act of Consecration

Lord, Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, I consecrate my priestly life to Your Heart, pierced on Calvary for love of us. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me as a priest, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom you have chosen as your priest-companion. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as this unique priest-son. In a return of love I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, Who leads me to the Father in the Holy Spirit.


Letters

Here are a few of the many letters we have been receiving, a number of which are increasingly coming from countries outside the U.S.A. This is indicative of the expanding international circulation of the Newsletter.


Dear Father,

This date two copies of your Catholic newsletter reached my desk. I put other mail aside and read your publication.

It sold itself. Therefore I would ask for 60 copies that can be spread among our priests, brothers, sisters, deacons and catechists.

I am sure they will appreciate what you send.

Blessings and best wishes.
Your servant in Christ,
Cardinal Pio Taofinu'u
Archbishop of Samoa-Apia


Dear Fr. Edward:

Thank you for the Shepherds of Christ Newsletter. You are putting in the hands of our priests timely materials for spiritual reading and for allocutions and homilies. I myself will find this helpful for my apostolate of giving recollections and retreats to seminarians and priests.

I will be glad to have 60 copies of each issue of the Newsletter starting with the forthcoming newsletter.

Permit me to extend to you and your companions in the apostolate my appreciation and gratitude for extending your help to your fellow priests in the ministry.

God bless you.
Sincerely yours,
Angel N. Lagdameo
Bishop of Dumaguete, Philippines


Dear Fr. Carter,

I have just finished reading issue Two, 1998 of Shepherds of Christ.

I really enjoyed it. It had real spiritual depth. I especially enjoyed the piece on Spiritual Freedom and John of the Cross. Really all the pieces were worthwhile. I liked the mix of traditional pieces (the two consecration prayers and Anima Christi) and your quoting of contemporary writers like Henri Nouwen and Robert Schwartz.

It was an act of the Holy Spirit--divine intervention--that I even read the newsletter. Like all priests, I receive so much unsolicited mail that I automatically toss out a lot of it without looking at it. Somehow, I looked at your newsletter on May 21, my birthday. Your newsletter was my best birthday gift. Keep up the good work.

In Christ,
Fr. Eamon Tobin, Cocoa Beach, Florida


Dear Fr. Carter,

Thank you for your newsletter of priestly spirituality, "Shepherds of Christ". It is both informative and inspirational.

In the peace of Christ,
Fr. Austin Green, O.P. University of Dallas


NOTES:

  1. Scriptural quotations are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co.
  2. "From the Various Writings of the History of the Order of Preachers," as in The Liturgy of the Hours, Catholic Book Publishing Co., Vol lV, p. 1302.
  3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
  4. The Documents of Vatican II, "Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy", American Press Edition, No. 48.
  5. John Paul II, Sources of Renewal: The Implementation of Vatican II, translated by P.S. Falla, Harper & Row, p. 225.
  6. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O., This Is Love, Bruce, p. 106.
  7. Maurice de la Taille, S.J., The Mystery of Faith: Book 2, "The Sacrifice of the Church", translated by Joseph Carroll and P.J. Dalton, Sheed & Ward, p. 240.
  8. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola Press, University Press, pp. 96-100.
  9. Thomas Merton, The New Man, Farrar, Straus and Cudaby, p. 231.
  10. The Documents of Vatican II, op. cit., "Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests", No. 12.
  11. Ibid, "The Decree on Priestly Formation," No. 8.
  12. Directory on the Ministry and the Life of Priests as in Inside the Vatican, Special Supplement, Nov., 1994, No. 13.
  13. Pope John Paul II, Dives in Misericordia as in The Encyclicals of John Paul II, edited with introductions by J. Michael Miller, C.S.R., Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Nos 1.4 and 3.4.
  14. Archbishop Luis M. Martinez, The Sanctifier, Pauline Books and Media, p. 48.
  15. John Cardinal Newman, Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations, Longmans, Green, and Co., p. 111-112.
  16. The Documents of Vatican II, op. cit., "The Church in the Modern World", No. 27.
  17. God Alone, The Collected Works of St. Luis de Montfort, p. xv.
  18. St. Luis de Montfort, True Devotion as in God Alone, op. cit., p. 327.Scriptural quotations are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co.

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1998, ISSUE FOUR
Shepherds of Christ

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Shepherds of Christ, a spirituality newsletter for priests, is published bi-monthly by Shepherds of Christ Ministries, P.O. Box 193, Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193. While distribution is free of charge to all priests in the U.S., and growing internationally, donations are still very much appreciated. Inquiries and comments are welcome, as are address changes and addresses of the newly ordained. Permission to reproduce intact is granted for non-commercial use. Editor Father Edward Carter S.J. is Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Weickert is President. Good Shepherd illustration is by Brother Jerome Pryor, S.J. Layout and design are by Cathy Ring. Also dedicated to the spiritual advancement of priests is a worldwide network of lay/religious prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates, headquartered at 2919 Shawhan Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152, telephone toll free 1-888-211-3041, fax 513-932-6791.

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Jesus speaks: This newsletter is available on tape, free of charge to be used by religious, priests and laity, recorded by Father Carter.

May 11, 1996 - Mary Queen of Apostles pray for us. The rosary from this date is an important rosary.


Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

This rosary was received in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, May 11, 1996, the feast of Mary, Queen of the Apostles. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

The Resurrection

  1. Messenger: Let us focus on our hearts. God is the source of all life. It is from the Father in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus and through the heart of Mary that life flows into our hearts and we act as a channel of this life to all those we touch. God wishes to fill us with His life at this moment. But our hearts must be open to receive His grace that He wishes to give to us.
    Jesus speaks: Open wide your hearts, My beloved ones. I am Jesus, the Son of God. I come to you in a special way in this rosary, to fill you with My life. You must open wide your heart that I may penetrate your heart and come deeply into your soul. I am the Almighty God, My power is endless. Look around you at the world that surrounds you. You see the sun as it comes up and the moon in the sky. You see the change of seasons. You see the life in a blade of grass and the life in the leaves of the tree, but you do not see the power of the Almighty God as it surrounds you. I am the Almighty God, all powerful, without limits. I am there with you at this moment and I will help you. You must open your heart and let Me come into your heart. I am Jesus and I love you with the most burning love.
  2. Messenger: We do not fully comprehend the fire of the Heart of Jesus. We are so limited in our vision. We must pray to the Holy Spirit to give us more and more this vision of God that we may see with eyes unveiled. What is really real on this earth is that God truly exists, that God is alive and that He lives in a graced soul in a special, special way. Who are we that the Almighty God lives within us. This is a rosary about life, the life that He came to give to us, that we may be channels of this life as we operate and we touch each other.
  3. See vividly before your eyes the body of Jesus as He hung on the cross, covered with blood and withered. Picture this in your mind, so clear. See His body so battered and so bruised, and next to this picture see the Almighty God as He rose victorious on the third day. See Him adorned in the brightest light beyond all human comprehension, a light that we cannot even imagine or describe. The Almighty God comes forth from the tomb, the stone is rolled back and Jesus, the Son of God rises victorious from the dead.
  4. It is through His life, and mostly His death, that He merited for us the grace for our salvation. It is through His Resurrection and Ascension into heaven that we receive this life, this grace within us. Let us open our heart and realize that in this rosary He wishes to give to us a deeper sharing in His Divine Life. He is the source of all life. He is giving to us such grace at this moment, but we must open our hearts and let Him fill us.
  5. Song: Spirit Song..
    There will be one flock and one Shepherd. We must unite in one heart, in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Mary said at Fatima that until a sufficient number of people are consecrating their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, giving their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will NOT have peace in this world. It is in this consecration that we will have peace. Let us give our hearts to Jesus and Mary, and as I give my heart to Jesus and Mary and you give your heart to Jesus and Mary, we will be one in Their Hearts and the love of God will shine to this darkened world.
  6. This rosary is a story about life, the life of the Almighty God as He lives in each one of us, each one of us uniquely created by the Father, with a special plan to help in the work of redemption. What a calling, that the Almighty God has created us with such uniqueness and such talent and that we help in the work of redemption through our lives, that God lives in us and He touches those that we come in contact with.
    Jesus speaks: You are My hands. You are My feet. You are My Heart, the heart that loves in this world today. I want to unite to your heart that I will love through you. I am calling each one of you present to let Me come so close to you, to fill you with My life and My love, that I will live in this world this day in you. I am Jesus, the Son of God, and I am calling you to come to My Heart.
  7. Song: Come Holy Ghost...
  8. Messenger: Souls are being lost at this very moment. On the edge of death, is my brother. If my sister or my husband or my child was standing on the edge of death, I would pray so fervently for God to release His grace. Yet, Mary told me, almost every day for nine months, how souls are going into hell like rain. This was part of the message of Fatima: that souls are being lost and God is offended, that we must change our lives. Mary said at Fatima that if we do not heed her words, a war will happen and communism will spread its errors throughout the world. As a sign that she was truly speaking, there was the miracle of the sun and it came crashing to the earth, but people still did not listen to the message of our heavenly Mother that God is offended and we are being called to give our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And there was WWII. Our heavenly Mother is speaking this day. She has spoken to me every day for fourteen months, and the message is for you. Mary is calling to you, her beloved children. Jesus is calling you as apostles, to go out into this world and to carry the message of His love in your heart, for He is alive, and He lives in us this very day.
  9. He walked with the disciples on the way to Emmaus and they did not recognize Him, and He interpreted for them all the Scriptures from the time of Moses that pertained to Him. When they got to Emmaus, He broke the bread and they recognized Him, and then He vanished. "Then they said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?'"(Lk. 24:32)1 Are not our hearts burning within us for He is alive. In every word of the Scriptures life is delivered to us. In every word of the Mass, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, God gives Himself as a gift to us. Are not our hearts burning within us, that God gives Himself to us? The Almighty, all powerful God, loves us so much that He came to this earth and He rose on the third day that we would share in His life, and He gives Himself to us this day in the Holy Eucharist. Are not our hearts burning within us for this is what is really real! The unseen is really real. He no longer walks the earth, but He lives in each one of us.
  10. Song: Are not our hearts burning within us..

The Ascension

  1. Messenger: Mary said on October 13th, the final message of Fatima, "I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day."2
  2. To prove that Mary was really speaking from May 13, 1917 until October 13, 1917, Mary gave this sign: "As the Lady was about to leave, she pointed to the sun. Lucy excitedly repeated the gesture, and the people looked into the sky. The rain had ceased, the clouds parted, and the sun shone forth, but not in its usual brilliance. Instead, it appeared like a silver disk, pale as the moon, at which all could gaze without straining their eyes. Suddenly, impelled by some mysterious force, the disk began to whirl in the sky, casting off great shafts of multi-colored light. Red, green, blue, yellow, violet - the enormous rays shot across the sky at all angles, lighting up the entire countryside for many miles around, but particularly the upturned faces of those 70,000 spellbound people. After a few moments the wonders stopped, but resumed again a second and a third time, three times in all, within about twelve minutes. It seemed that the whole world was on fire, with the sun spinning at a greater speed each time. Then a gasp of terror rose from the crowd, for the sun seemed to tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the horrified multitude...Just when it seemed that the ball of fire would fall upon and destroy them, the miracle ceased, and the sun resumed its normal place in the sky, shining forth as peacefully as ever. When the people arose from the ground, cries of astonishment were heard on all sides. Their clothes, which had been soaking wet and muddy, now were clean and dry. Many of the sick and crippled had been cured of their afflictions."3
  3. On May the 13th, 1917, Mary said to the children of Fatima, "Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm...I am from Heaven. I have come to ask you to come here for six month in succession, on the 13th day, at the same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners? Pray the rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war."4
  4. Jesus took the apostles out near the town of Bethany. He raised His arms and He ascended into heaven, and they were awe struck as they looked from the field below, and a cloud took the Almighty God out of sight.
  5. God gives to us a sharing in His Divine Life. He opens wide the vision of the Almighty God and we see more as we are filled with His life. Let us pray fervently for this grace, this life, that we will be filled, to comprehend more the divine mysteries.
  6. Are not our hearts burning within us that God has chosen us as His apostles? There will be the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart throughout this world. There will be an era of peace in which all men will love God as fervently as each one of us in this room. He has given to us great graces to understand His love and to draw closer to His Heart, that we may be the lights that are shining in this darkened world, that we will lead others to His life. We have truly been called as His apostles. He ascended into heaven, but He left behind His apostles to carry out the work He had begun.
  7. Jesus speaks: You are My apostles this day that I have called to this room. I am sending you into the world but you must open wide your heart for the world is suffering and in pain. It is in darkness but I have called you for I knew you would answer this call and carry My light into the darkness. I am Jesus, the Almighty God and I love you with the deepest love. Please, My dear ones, listen to this urgent cry for the souls are dropping into hell like rain. It is through your prayers and other acts of your love of God that you will help in the work of redemption.
  8. Messenger: We do not fully comprehend the mystery of God's love. He reveals this to us more and more each day. Our vision is so limited, but Jesus writes to me these messages, these messages that are given to you, each and every word He speaks. He cried out, two days ago after Communion, "Bring Me souls, bring Me souls." It felt as if He said this 500 times, "Bring me souls, the souls of the priests, the souls of the religious, the souls of the youth. I long and I thirst for souls." When we unite in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, when He lives in us and we unite to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we help save souls.
  9. The bell tolls. Do you hear the bell toll at every moment? When you hear the bell toll, be united deeply to the Almighty God for He is in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Sacrifice of Calvary is sacramentally made present throughout the world. When we unite our activity, whatever it is, if it is sleeping or eating, if I unite my activity to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, if it is what the Father is willing me to do and I am doing it in love, I can help those souls, at this moment, on the edge of death. Mary, our heavenly Mother, said to me for nine months, every day, how sorrowful she was for her little lost children that were going to hell, going as drops of rain, into hell. But the good news is that when we unite in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, grace is spilled out upon this earth, and we help in the act of redemption. What a heroic deed, at every moment, when we are united to the Almighty God, in this sacrifice and grace is released.
  10. Jesus speaks: Come to Me, My beloved ones, and give Me your heart. Consecrate your hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Let Me live in you and as you move and as you breathe, I will operate in this world. You are My channels of this life. I am sending you out into the dark world that this life may flow through you.
    Song: From the Day You Were Born...

    Messenger: Our days of greatest torment, think of this magnified, forever and ever, and never ending! The souls in hell are tormented by knowing they will never possess the Almighty God. The souls in heaven are embraced forever and ever by the presence of God. We do not have a full knowledge what it is to be wrapped by the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, where there is not wanting, where there is completeness in all love, where our humanity is elevated to such heights!
    Jesus speaks: I put before you, My dear ones, life or death. Many of your brothers, at this very moment, are dropping into the fires of hell. I am calling you to come to My Heart, unite to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and offer every deed that you do as a sacrifice to help save the souls. Bring Me souls, My dear ones, bring Me souls, for I long and I thirst for souls.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. During this same July apparition, Mary showed 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 (Jan. 2, 1938), know that this is a 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. 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."5
  2. Messenger: The apostles were filled with fear after the Ascension, and they locked themselves in the upper room. There was a gigantic wind and there appeared over their heads, parted tongues of fire, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
  3. "When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves." (Acts 2:1-4)6
  4. Jesus speaks: You are My apostles this day, and I am calling to you. Do you see the world? Do you see the sin? Do you see the darkness? Do you see the children and how their minds are being poisoned with the vileness of this world? Do you see the hatred and the anger? I come to you with a kind and generous Heart, with a Heart that is filled with love, and I am giving to you My life and My love in your heart. I am giving to you abundant graces that you will see, with eyes unveiled, many wonders that many do not see, for I have called you and I have chosen you to come to this place this day that I may speak to you and tell you how I have called you and want you to spread My love to the hurting world. You are My apostles this day that I send forth into the world.
  5. Messenger: They went forth in one mind and one heart to preach the Gospel and many were converted. They were locked in prison, but they were not afraid. They got out and they were singing for they knew the love of God. Whereas before, they would bump heads and they would be afraid and they would worry who was first. When they were filled with the Holy Spirit, they proceeded ahead fearlessly to carry out the love of God for this is the greatest message that there is: that God is alive and He lives this day in the hearts of men.
  6. Many hearts this day are in darkness and in need of conversion. Many souls are on the edge of death that will go to hell for all eternity. You are My soldiers that I am sending into the darkened world to carry the light of My love to the nations.
  7. Jesus speaks: I call you to consecration, to give your hearts to My Mother's Heart and to My Heart that we will be one with you, My beloved ones, that you will be one, one, one body, one body.
  8. Song: One Bread, One Body...
  9. Messenger: Let us see the tragedy, the hideousness of the souls that are dropping into hell, but let us see the glory of the vision of this life where grace is being spilled out on the earth. On March 26, 1996 I saw with eyes unveiled a vision that started with the bell tolling at 8 o'clock in the morning and ended with the bell tolling at 9 o'clock. I saw a light that was beyond all comprehension, beyond all that I had ever seen before as if the earth cracked open and I could see into eternity, a wide band of light. Another vision on Holy Saturday: the light was on the whole wall of the church at Holy Saturday Mass, and it rained on the flowers around the statue of the risen Jesus, which came alive. And the light went up and surrounded St. Joseph, and the Child Jesus looked as if He was coming out from his arms. And surrounded by me, were many young people that Jesus told me would be the leaders into this new era where there will be the reign of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We see with such limited vision. We do not comprehend that grace is truly being spilled out on this earth and that we help in salvation. When we unite in one heart with Jesus and Mary, so much grace is released, and many souls will be saved through our sacrifices united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  10. The apostles proceeded fearlessly into the world. They went from town to town. Many were converted. O Holy Spirit, descend upon us and fill us with this fearlessness. Fill us with the fire of God's love. Give us the vision to see that what is important, the reason for which we were created: to be with God forever in heaven. Our job here is to love God, love one another and help each other to be in heaven forever. We are fighting a battle constantly. The battle is against us, that we will not get to heaven. The battle is waged against us, against the souls so that they will fall forever and ever to the fires of hell. We must go to the Heart of Jesus and the heart of Mary and dwell there that we will be saturated with this life and that His life will flow through us today to help in the salvation of souls. Jesus no longer walks the earth. He lives in us.

The Assumption

  1. Jesus speaks: I see the sweet face of Jesus before me, the sweet, beautiful face, and this is what is really real. If we realize that the sun comes up and then darkness covers the earth, if we realize that there is life in every blade of grass, we must realize that this is really real and that He is truly talking to us!
  2. The Fatima message will reach completion soon. We are part of this completion. These messages are given from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that hearts will be converted and turned to the Almighty God.
  3. We see a movie on a screen about three children and the Blessed mother appearing, and we think, "Isn't that a nice movie." These messages are a main source of communication to help bring forth the completion of the Fatima message. Let us thank the Almighty God that He has called us as His special apostles to help bring about the light shining on this earth.
  4. Mary said at Fatima that we will have peace or war, depending on three things: 1) If hearts consecrate their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary; 2) if people pray the rosary, and 3) if people make reparation, including the First Saturday practices, then we will have peace in the world. If not, we will have war. This message is so simple. Why do we not listen to our heavenly Mother? This is the message in 1917. She has appeared to me, over and over again, every day for l4 months, delivering this same message. The time is near. There will be a time when the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph, but we must pray fervently with all our hearts, that hearts will unite to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
  5. Mary said that we must pray the rosary every day.
  6. Lucia received a vision. The Father was above the Holy Spirit, and then Jesus on the cross with His pierced Heart, with a cup and Mary beneath Him. These are the visions that I have received, (3 in number). The vision is similar to this of Fatima and what He speaks of during the Mass: that life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through the heart of Mary, to us and it is released through us. When we unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, an immense amount of grace is released. I have seen the light as it shines on the flowers, a light beyond all description, a thickness, a depth far beyond that I cannot even describe. I know this day that grace is being spilled out on the earth when hearts are united to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is what Mary has called the urgent message: to offer everything that we do as a sacrifice.
  7. Sacrifice is an offering. Love is the giving of oneself to the other. He wants us to give ourselves entirely to Him, not just the good parts, the total gift of self, all of our thoughts, all of our actions, all of our being, for He wants us, all of us.
  8. As grace rains on this earth through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign in the hearts of those united to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
  9. He took me to the deepest chamber of His Heart and I felt the embrace of the Almighty God. Nothing feeds the starved soul but the love of God. We do not fully comprehend what it is to be embraced by Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is no wanting. There is a feeling of completeness, a feeling that our humanity is elevated to such heights. He gives Himself to us in such intimacy in the Holy Eucharist. Let us give our hearts, give ourselves to Him, that we may share in this act of love with the Almighty God.
  10. He is love. God is love. "My dear friends, let us love each other, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. Whoever fails to love does not know God, because God is love. This is the revelation of God's love for us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might have life through him. Love consists in this: it is not we who loved God, but God loved us and sent his Son to expiate our sins. My dear friends, if God loved us so much, we too should love each other." (1 John 4: 7-11)7

The Coronation

  1. "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." (Rev. 12:1)8
  2. Messenger: Mary is always bringing forth her children in their Christ-life. It is through Mary that we will join in deepest intimacy into Jesus' Heart. Jesus came into this world in the womb of His Mother, through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is today, in the womb of Mary, in the heart of Mary, that we are transformed through the Holy Spirit, more and more to the image and likeness of Jesus. Let us go to the heart of our Mother and ask the Holy Spirit to sanctify us that we may go deeper and deeper into the Heart of Jesus, the Heart of endless love, endless love. We do not comprehend, fully, the love of God. We are so limited in our vision. We do not fully know how His Heart is truly burning and on fire. Do we know what it is to feel love burning in our heart? This is what Jesus felt when He allowed Himself to suffer during His Passion and to die on the cross. His heart was on fire.
    Jesus speaks: As you feel love in your heart for one another, you know a little of the intensity of My love for you. My heart burned so in my chest for love of you that I gave Myself on the cross. I was consumed with this burning love, this radiating love for you, for you, My chosen one, for you, for you are so precious to Me. Every thought that you have, I ponder. Every desire and every wish, I know. I know your heart far more than you yourself know your heart. I am with you this day. I am with you because I have called you here to tell you how I love you and want to be so close to you. Do not hide from Me. Do not close your heart. Your every breath and heartbeat depends on Me, but I give you a free will because I love you so. I want you to freely love Me as I freely gave My all for love of you.
  3. Jesus speaks: Sweet love of Mine, sweet tender one, I love you with the most intimate love, but you must give yourself to Me that we can unite in the deepest love. Love is the gift of self to the other. We cannot join in this deep love, if you do not give yourself to Me. When you give yourself, our love will become ever deeper. I am Jesus. I am waiting for you to come, to be with Me.
  4. So few souls come to Me and tell Me of their love. So few say, "Oh, I love Jesus." You say how you love pie, but you do not tell Me how you love Me! How My heart aches for your love, for the love of one precious devout soul pleases Me far more than thousands who come with a cold, indifferent love. I am waiting for the love of your soul, the love that you will give to Me.
  5. Song: I come to you with greatest love...
  6. Jesus speaks: This is serious, My beloved ones. Souls that are dead in sin will go to hell. You must pray with all your hearts for the souls of your brothers.
    Song: I have set before you life or death...choose life.
  7. Messenger: The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and asked her to be the Mother of God. She always complied to the will of the Father and now we see Mary crowned "Queen of Heaven and Earth". The Father has a unique plan for each one of us, a plan just for us, and someday we will be with Him forever and ever in heaven if we know, love, and serve Him. As we see the plan of Mary's life, we should know that the Father has this unique plan for each one of us, and the salvation of many depend on whether or not I stay rooted in God and allow God to live and act in me. He no longer walks the earth. He lives in us this day and touches His beloved ones through us. He gives Himself in love, to others, through us. I see the priest, at Mass, hold the Body of Jesus, and I see that Christ, acting in the priest, gives us the Almighty God. This is the way that Jesus chose to come to us, through the hands of the priest. God comes to us also today, through the hearts of each other. He lives in us. What honor is given to us. If we saw our own graced soul, we would fall on our face from the beauty of His life, alive within us!
  8. Jesus speaks: Many secrets of My love, I have revealed to you in this rosary. They are seeds that I plant in your heart. You must open your heart and let Me fill you with My life that they will grow to full maturity. I am Jesus. I love you with the most burning love.
  9. Messenger: God so loved this world that He gave His only begotten Son. He loved us first. We are to respond to God's love. To have an intimate relationship takes both parties giving to one another. We cannot have intimacy with Jesus if we do not give. Divinity unites with humanity. Who are we that God loves us this much? If we want this intimacy with Him, we must give ourselves in love to Him. Let us give our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the fastest way to holiness is in consecrating our hearts to Jesus and Mary and dwelling in Their Hearts.
    Jesus speaks: I give to you My Mother, and she will lead you to the deepest chamber of My Heart. I am Jesus and I am waiting for you. Please do not say "no." I long for souls that love Me with this deep, deep love!
  10. Song: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard...
    Song: You are the voice of the living God...

    Jesus speaks: I have told you many secrets of My Heart. I ask you to read the messages in the Blue Book II, for I long for you to come to be with Me in the Holy Eucharist and before the tabernacle. When you read these love letters, I will live more in your heart, and you will know the great grace that I give to you through the Eucharist.

Notes:

1. Scripture quotations are taken from The New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition, Catholic Book Publishing Co.
2. Edward J. Carter, S.J., Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. p. 16.
3. Edward J. Carter, S.J., Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. pp. 3-4
4. Edward J. Carter, S.J., Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. pp. 12-13.
5. Edward J. Carter, S.J., Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. pp. 14-15.
6. Scripture quotations are taken from The New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition, Catholic Book Publishing Co.
7. Scripture quotations are taken from The New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition, Catholic Book Publishing Co.
8. Scripture quotations are taken from The New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition, Catholic Book Publishing Co.


Jesus speaks: This rosary was transcribed from a live tape on this date. This is included for your use as apostles of My Sacred Heart committed to furthering the mission My Mother began at Fatima.

(Note: Jesus said the priestly newsletter and rosary do not need to be faxed to the apostles. The reference should be made and apostles should read some parts of the priestly newsletter or listen to the tape and pray the rosary as soon as possible.)

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