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 12, 2004

May 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for May 13th are Joyful.


Messenger:     Today is Mother's Day.

                        Mary's face was destroyed two months ago.


July 5, 2000


Mary's head is seen in the clouds

March 30, 2004


March 30, 2004


March 30, 2004


March 30, 2004


March 30, 2004


March 30, 2004


Messenger:     Mary appeared for 7 years on the building.

                        Please we need your help.


Mary appeared in Clearwater Florida everyday
just like this from
December 17, 1996 to
March 1, 2004 .


On March 1, 2004 someone did this to the window
    in the early morning - it can be viewed on live
    camera - Shepherds of Christ
operates and owns the building. Father Edward
    Carter, SJ is the founder of our Movement and loved
    Mary's Image and directed us to always keep the 


Messenger:     Can't someone help us to show God 
                            we are sorry for this awful offense done to Mary,
                            our Mother. This is the month of May,
                            the month of our Mother Mary.

               Please help us, we need your help.



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.



Schedule for May 13, 2004

Retreat continues 




     The apostle, associate,
Shepherds of Christ / St. Ignatius Retreat

officially begins Tuesday
11, 2004 at 6:20 p.m. in China , IN

formally begins
May 12, 2004 9:00 a.m.
May 15, 2004 

usual prayer service with Rita Ring
May 13, 2004 12:00-5:00  

(Please call Doris if you intend to come
to the retreat)


  April 13, 2004



May 12, 2004


Transcribed from a tape during the retreat

from Rita Ring


                        Sing:    Before the Sun Burned Bright

Messenger:     Everything we do should be for the honor and glory
                            of God.

                        So today we want to meditate on the
                            Joyful Mysteries, keeping in mind
                            wholeheartedly how Jesus the Son of God
                            came as a baby.

                        He was formed, His body, in Mary's womb.

                        We go to Mary's Immaculate Heart
                            and we are formed more and more
                            in that image and likeness of Jesus
                            through the power of the Holy Spirit.

                        Mary's Immaculate Heart is our spiritual

                        And we dear, Holy Spirit ask that You will
                            fill our hearts with fire.

                        We outpour our love to you, our God
                            and we sing this song.

                        Song: Jesus I Love You
                                        by Rita Ring

                            I love You so You are my love
                            I love You so You are my love
                            I love You so You are my love
                            Come turn my heart from stone to love

                            verse 1
                            You are my Savior I am your clay
                            mold me and fashion me This is what I pray

                            verse 2
                            I am your servant You are my king
                            I truly love You You are what I crave


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    Dear God, we sing the song Before the Sun Burned Bright...
                           You are the Almighty God.


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

p. 11

21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    We pray before the meditations the
                            preparatory prayer.


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

p. 25

46. PRAYER.  In the preparatory prayer I will beg God
our Lord for grace that all my intentions, actions, 
and operations may be directed purely to the 
praise and service of His Divine Majesty.


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    I want to think about now the

                        The angel appeared to Mary.


Luke 1: 26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    Mary always complied to the will of the

                        God chose Mary to be the Mother of God.
                        Mary always complied to the will of the

                        Mary said yes.

                        Lets meditate for about 5 minutes and
                            ask ourselves what God is asking us to do.

                        If He has something important and special
                            He is asking us to do —
                                it can be something quite ordinary —
                                but these ordinary things are important
                                to God.

                        Do we meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary?
                        Think about how They may have responded
                            if They were in this situation.

                        Mary said yes.

                        We do the 7 sorrows every night in the
                            6:20 prayers.

                        We see the sorrows she had to undergo.
                        We see Mary's yes in the 7 sorrows.


The Seven Sorrows

1. The prophecy of Simeon
2. The flight into Egypt
3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple
4. Jesus and Mary meet on the way to the cross
5. Jesus dies on the cross
6. Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in Mary's arms
7. The burial of Jesus


                        The Nativity

                        We see Mary's yes in the Prophesy of Simeon,
                            and heard him speak that a sword
                            will pierce your heart oh Mary.

                        Mary our Mother is our model.
                        She said yes.

                        Many times we may not think we suffer
                            as we should have suffered.
                        But what is important is our faithfulness
                            to God.
                        Our Yes!

                        Our desire to live in greater humility.
                        When the times are tough —
                        To not throw in the towel
                        Do not flee —
                        Hang in there and to rely on His might.

                        To realize that we are little children
                            of the Father
                        growing more and more in the spiritual life,
                        growing deeper and deeper in that oneness
                            with God.

                        Mary teaches us —
                            in this mystery of the rosary
                            how she said yes —

                        Yes to being our Mother.
                        Yes to being the Mother of God.
                        Yes to being Mother to all the children of the earth
                            and being connected and loving them 
                            despite all of their different ways
                            they may sin and displease God.

                        And Mary appeared on that building for
                            7 years
                            to tell the world
                            that she said yes
                            and to tell them
                            that she was there to lead them to her Immaculate Heart
                            the sinless heart of our Mother.

                        Mary teaches us about humility and truth.

                        Mary is the Mother that walks by our side today.
                        The one that is with us at every moment
                            to help lead us on our spiritual journey
                            to be united more deeply
                            to Jesus, our Savior, the Son of God.

Mary speaks: 

                        My children,
                            I speak to you to tell you,
                            as your heavenly Mother,
                            that I am with you
                            in trials and hardships.

                        My children,
                            I said yes to the Father's will.
                            Say yes to the Father's will in
                                all that you do.
                            For in it lies your peace
                                although my children
                                you may suffer
                                and want to give up.

                        Do not give into the temptations of satan
                            to get you to flee.

                        But pray to God to live a full bodied life,
                            one rooted in Him.

                            For the fruit will be brought forth from the vine
                                in the one who is united
                                to God.

                        Sing: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Messenger:    And we hear the song that Jesus, our Savior,
                            gave to us to spread to the far ends of the

                        Song from Jesus


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:     Savior,
                        Jesus, the Savior of the world for all the souls
                            that were born
                        the Son of God came into our world
                            to show us the way
                            in the womb of a human person.

                        Sing: The Drummer Boy

Mary speaks:    

                        My children,
                            Play your drum for the King of Glory
                            for I tell you to do all of your actions
                            for His honor and His glory.

                        And as you watch the movie,
                        see in my face the yes that I gave to God,
                            for love of you my children
                            for love of my son
                            for love for the whole human race.

                        I said yes and endured the suffering of the bitter Passion.
                        Look into my face in the movie
                            see my eyes and the tears
                        And my love for you my children
                        I am Mary your Mother,
                            my children sing

                        Song: Silent Night

                        And this is a song that the children
                            in the schools need to sing
                        For many today are not believing
                            that Jesus is the Son of God.
                        How would it be to go through life
                            with such a belief?

Messenger:    We need to get the rosaries in the
                            school so that the children will
                            know about the fruit of her womb —

                        Sing: Silent Night

                        Think of that —
                        What an awesome thought
                        That the Almighty God
                            came into this world —
                            a baby —
                        That He had a little baby body
                            and He was conceived in the
                            womb of a human person.

                        Jesus came as a baby
                            to tell us
                            about humility
                            about love
                            about purity
                            about pride

                        Jesus came to teach us
                            His way of life —
                            that we can be brought
                            forth more and more in
                            the image and likeness
                            of God.

                        Jesus came with a little body
                            and was born in a stable.

                        Where does the Son of God
                            lay His head?

                        Dear God,
                            help us to be humble
                            and to live the first
                            principle of Ignatius
                            which is to


                From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
                by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.  p. 12                     


                                    Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                                     our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.


May 12, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    Let our lives exemplify more the life
                            of the Virgin Mary
                            as she lived so purely
                            according to God's will.

                        Dear God, help us we pray.

                        Sing: What Child is This

                        a little baby —
                        the Son of God

                        Sing: What Child is This

                        Dear God, we worship You
                            as our King
                        We cry out to you to help us to spread
                            this message
                            to help bring about the reign of
                            your Sacred Heart.

                        Oh little King, Jesus,
                            thank You
                            for coming
                            in the womb of the Virgin Mary
                            to show us the way.

                        Oh our Beloved God,
                            thank You
                            the New Adam,
                            for dying on the cross
                            that we may share more deeply
                            in your life.

                        Thank you for our priests
                            that give us the sacraments,
                            the gift of Baptism,
                            whereby we receive a special sharing in
                                Your Divine Life,
                            the gift of the Eucharist
                                whereby You come to us
                                in your divinity and humanity
                                and flood our soul with your grace
                            the gifts of Holy Orders
                                where priests are anointed
                                the Sacrament of the Sick
                                for those that are sick and dying.

                            Sing: What Child is This

Jesus speaks:    And how greatly you honor Me
                            with your voices and
                                your songs of praise.

                            For I call you in this retreat
                                to come to Me
                                and to praise Me
                                and to love Me
                                to give yourselves
                                to let go of all those things
                                that are in your lives
                                and in the silence to hear
                                the whispering of My love
                                in your heart —
                            that you will know that so many things
                            that you hold on to and that you worry about
                                are useless —
                            for I am the King of
                                joy and love and happiness.

                            Sing: Joy to the World





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