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 15, 2004

May 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for May 16th are Glorious.

    

Excerpt from May 9, 2004 message

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   www.sofc.org - 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 
    building

    

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 16, 2004

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Soothing Mary Songs

5:05 a.m. - Joyful Aves

5:35 a.m. - Morning Offering and prayers

5:47 a.m. - Fr. Carter' Messages

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
                 Rosary

7:24 a.m. - Response to God's Love - Chapter 1

8:23 a.m. - Nursing Home #3

9:05 a.m. - Blue Book Reading from August 10, 2003

11:10 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

11:50 a.m. - Stations of the Cross

12:11 p.m. - Sorrowful Aves

12:43 p.m. - Songs

2:03 p.m. - Children Rosary April 25, 1996

2:45 p.m. - October 1, 1995 Songs & Messages

3:49 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Intimacy

5:57 p.m. - Mary's Messages

6:03 p.m. - Songs

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 p.m. - Children's Rosary July 15, 1995

8: 17 p.m. - Mass by Fr. Carter July 5, 2000

9:07 p.m. - Songs

10: 27 p.m. - Nursing Home #7

11:04 p.m. - Piano Songs

11:56 p.m. - Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 (Christ is Our Strength)

1:16 p.m. - Choose Life

2:18 p.m. - Spirituality of Fatima

3:00 p.m. - Seven Sorrows

3:14 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

    

    

May 15, 2004

Transcribed from a tape during the retreat May 15, 2004 

from Rita Ring

  

    

End of Retreat

Jesus speaks:      My dear sweet ones,
                                I have come to you this last day of retreat
                                    to deliver a message.

                                The message is the message
                                    of My Most Sacred Heart.

                            My dear sweet ones,
                                I come to deliver a message
                                    for this last day of the retreat,
                                    for I am God
                                    and I have called you to this place
                                    to deliver this message
                                    that the grace will be outpoured in your hearts.

                            My dear sweet ones,
                                I come to deliver this message to you
                                    on this last day of the retreat,
                                    for the grace that I have promised to you
                                    will be given to you
                                    but you must want to give yourselves,
                                    to be holy.

                                You have the choice
                                    to continue in the same way that you have continued to act
                                    or to do God's will,
                                    raising from the darkness to the light,
                                    is within your soul
                                    for it is in the purity of intention,
                                    the desire to do all things for the greatest glory of God,
                                    the desire to not allow Satan to cripple you
                                    and want you to flee,
                                    the desire to be pure
                                    in all your actions,
                                    not manipulative,
                                    jealous,
                                    envious, 
                                    prideful.

...

Jesus speaks:      I have called My Servants and Handmaids,
                                My special brides.

                            Come to My Heart.
                            Beg for the purity that is needed.
                            Let go of the inordinate attachments.
                            Examine your consciences.
                            Live for the honor and glory
                                of God.

                            Let all your actions be purely administered,
                                that your motive force
                                is to do God's will
                                and act
                                for the honor
                                and glory
                                of God.

                            Oh My precious ones,
                                if you could see in the moment,
                                the glory of every moment, and the gifts that I have given to you
                                and so few come to Me and thank Me for the gift
                                of knowing Me and loving Me
                                as you do so deeply.

                            My chosen ones,
                                the experience that you have
                                of this deep love with Me ó
                                write to Me of your love.

                            Honor Me.
                            Praise Me.
                            Glorify Me.
                            I am God.
                            I am a Divine God.

                            Oh My precious one,
                                you are so little
                                and so haughty
                                and you do not see the magnificence
                                of it all.

                            You see with limited vision
                                and think you are so smart.

                            Pray to be docile,
                                humble,
                                forgiving,
                                loving,
                                and look inside of yourselves.

                            Beg for the grace
                                to die to the imperfections
                                within yourselves.

                            For it is in the dying
                                that you will rise to greater life.

                            It is in kneeling in prayer
                                in humility and in truth
                                that you will know the truth.

                            It is the big "shipwrecks"
                                that you hold within your heart
                                that keep you from loving Me
                                with the deepest love.

                            Pray for grace to be one in Me,
                                for freedom to let go of the attachments
                                that are blocking you from deeper union with Me.

                            Pray for purity.
                            See your Mother as your model.
                            Look at her purity
                                and her love.

                            Pray to let go.
                            Pray to be holy.
                            Pray to be My shepherds
                                in the Shepherds of Christ
                                to lead the world into renewal.
                                Amen.

...

Jesus speaks:      I ask you to do My will.

                            So many times people choose black or white
                                in things that should not be that way.
                            It is a means of control,
                                but it is not doing My will.

                            The person that humbly serves
                                wants to do the will of God.

                            Do not get stuck in that dilemma
                                of choosing black or white
                                in things that should not be that way.

...

Jesus speaks:      I have given this retreat to you and it is a gift from Me.

                            Focus on Me and let all other distractions around you fall.
                            For it pleases Me
                                when you are holy
                                and do not give in to the imperfections
                                of anger or whatever it is.

                            This is My retreat
                                that I have called My beloved ones to come,
                                to share deeper intimacy
                                with Me.

                            I am Jesus,
                                Son of God.

...

Jesus speaks:      This is My gift to you.
                            I am Jesus the Son of God.
                            I have given to you these writings in God's Blue Book.
                            I have given to you
                                this Movement.

                            I have asked you
                                to listen to My Word.

                            And when I appeared on the 5th of December
                                I appeared with My mouth moving
                                because no one was listening.

                            On March the 1st, 2004
                                the head of My Mother
                                was wiped off
                                by the hands of a sniper.

                            My children,
                                are you listening to the messages that I have delivered?

                            You must realize the gift that I have given to you
                                in the Movement.

                            If you the leaders to whom I speak,
                                do not operate purely,
                                the message will not be delivered
                                to the world.

                            It is in your example.
                            It is bigger than a small body of people,
                                it is for the world that I speak
                                in the messages that I give to last
                                for all time.

                            You see only yourselves
                                and the ways that you are taunted
                                many times.

                            I ask you again,
                                when you are alone
                                in the church
                                to kneel before the crucifix
                                and to remember this moment.

                            "What have I done for Christ?
                            What am I doing for Christ?
                            What ought I do for Christ?"

                            Amen.

end of retreat message

    

   

May 15, 2004

Jesus speaks:     A little rain
                                a slippery pavement
                                and then a person can meet their Maker.

                            The wind comes
                                blows hard
                                and the person is affected.

                            If you say to yourself the wind didn't blow
                               then it would not have affect me. 
                            You realize the cause and effect
                                but you leave out the element of My
                                involvement in the situation.

Messenger:        I left the house with a goal to proceed on my journey
                                unknown to me how God may have acted
                                in the timing of that journey.

                            I wanted some orange juice.
                            I went to one store
                                they were closed.
                            I went to another store
                                they were closing out
                                the cash register for the night.
                            I went to a third store,
                                a drive-in, 
                                they were too crowded ó

                            As we began finally on the journey,
                                I look at the clock and 
                                it seemed about 18 minutes were lost.

                            Wanting to be on time ó
                                I let go of the frustration I felt
                                moments later as we progressed on the highway
                                there was a tremendous wreck.

                            It was big on both sides of the divided highway.
                                One of the persons whose car was totally demolished
                                still in the seat with a red shirt and 
                                little white horizontal strips, a tee-shirt type of material,
                                was either stuck bend over head wedged under
                                some part of the car or possibly dead.

                            They could not remove the body 
                                because of how it was wedged in the car 
                                but the back bent portion was clearly in the air
                                that is how I saw it.

                            One moment, two moments, cause and effect.

                            I leave, I go, I arrive.
                            I leave at 7, I arrive at 9.

                            Did I consider the accident that could have occurred
                                in front of me throwing me into death or a hospital.

                            Were my moments stalled by the cash register woman
                                who cleared her drawer and worked with a new trainee.

                            
                            Do you remember the Sunshine Bridge ó
                                I remember a TV minister telling a story 
                                    that went something like this

                            A man left for work every day at a certain time,
                                and his wife knew if someone called him 
                                while he was leaving not to disturb him ó
                                that was his desire.

                            On a particular morning he was leaving for work as usual
                                and the telephone rang and she insisted he take the call.

                            He traveled the Sunshine Bridge 
                                and that morning a big boat who did not clear the bridge 
                                caused the bridge to be cut in two.

                            One car was seen hanging in pictures half on the bridge
                                half in the air dangling toward the water from high above.

                            The man had missed this by moments.

Jesus speaks:     Oh moments, oh moments of sin and pleasure,

                           One moment you are pure 
                                the next you become dirtied.

                            My child, heaven is forever.

Messenger:        I went to Mass, 
                                a baccalaureate Mass of young men and women
                                graduating from a fine Jesuit college.

                            The music lifted my heart and in that moment
                                it seemed the earth stood still.

                            This was reality for He allowed me to experience
                                in that moment a small vision of the reality
                                of it all. I saw the heavens before me.
                            I deeply united to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
                                I knew the angels and saints 
                                and deeply connected to them 
                                and all the souls of the earth ó

                            In the hearts of these men and women were the hope
                                to make a better world, a city of light.
                                I have prayed for this in many Masses
                                I had attended on the campus.

                            The priest in his homily told of the Jesuit influence these
                                men and women spoke of at lunch several days before.

                            It was to do their work in life for the honor and glory of God.

                            Where several were studying to be doctors,
                                they wanted to work in areas 
                                that was not for their financial gain
                                but to serve the particular needs of the people.

                            We must always choose that work that is His will
                                and gives Him the greatest glory.
                                Many today are in jobs that they have chosen
                                    because it is their will and not His.

                            Doing a good deed is not necessarily the will of God.

                            To experience God in the reality of a moment
                                as I did at the Mass is indeed a treasure.

                            I wanted to experience that moment ever deeper.
                                I felt as if the knowledge I knew in that
                                experience was inexhaustible.

                            It seemed the hearts and dreams of these graduates
                                around me were so united to me in my heart
                                and soul and the reality of the unseen was
                                clearly before me. All of this was in the context of the
                                Mass this most glorious binding union of hope and joy.

                            And I felt sorry for the times I was blinded by moments
                                which were darker because of satan's paralyzing grip
                                to try to make things look dark for me.

                            I as definitely wrapped in His light at the Mass 
                                seeing what is real with a depth of vision
                                longing to embrace all moments in the future
                                with this clarity of vision. Knowing in my
                                heart it was a gift for that moment and its
                                knowledge would long linger in my soul,
                                but I do not see things this clearly
                                without a special grace and touch of His hand.

                            Moments, every moment must be savored
                                seeing God's hand at work in all things 
                                that He has created.

                            Beautiful green trees,
                                glistening waters,
                                flowers,
                                the tiniest bug,
                                the little children's fingers and toes
                            let us celebrate the glory of God and
                                His gifts given to man.

                            Let us celebrate special experiences God
                                has given to us, in dealing with the problems in life
                                let us not be paralyzed by the sometimes cloudy days,
                                the days we must undergo a pruning 
                                to experience new life.

        

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

How Do I Love Thee, Jesus?

April 19, 1994 at Father Smith's Chapel 9:45a.m.  

R. How do I love You, Jesus? I love You according to where I am in my heart. Do I judge my brothers-some are okay and some I want to avoid? Do I see with Your eyes, God, every child most precious to You.

    How do I love You, Jesus? Am I eager to spread Your love to the hurting ones as well as the nice ones? Do I remember how You loved all to Your death? You did not die just for some. You died for the precious love of each and every soul.

    How do I love You, Jesus? Do I love You in my brothers this day, or do I think, "Tomorrow I will love them all the way He wants." Every minute of every day is an opportunity for me to love my hurting brothers. If I miss moments in this day to love, they miss the love You want to give to them through me.

    How do I love You, Jesus? How will I love the people You put in my path today? Will I love at all? Will my heart be fixed on You, or will I think of my own selfish interests and let a golden opportunity slip through my fingers?

    How did I love You, Jesus, this day? I cannot love, Jesus, as You did. I need Your Heart to live in me. I need my heart to be filled with Your love. Oh, Jesus, let me join my heart to Yours. Teach me to love, as You so desire, all my brothers with a heart of love.

    How did I love You, Jesus, this day? I need You, Lord. I need Your grace. I need You joined to me. Make me selfless and empty, ready to be filled by You. Help me to love with a heart full of Your love. Your way is not easy, Lord. I cannot do it without You, working in me. Join my heart in love to You that I might love as You desire. I love You, Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all. How can I love You as I ought? Do I want to love You, Lord, in my brothers? Do I choose to love?

    Do I forgive, Lord? Do I forgive as You did when You forgave those who crucified You? Do I see how You showed me the way to love? You are so beautiful, Lord. You showed the way to love and forgiveness. Teach me Your ways, Lord. When You taught them Your ways of love, Lord, You were not popular. They persecuted You. They did not want to hear Your ways. Help me to be open, Lord, to the changes You want to occur in me so I can grow to be the light You want to shine in this dark world.

Jesus: My child, there is no growth if the plant remains the same. Be ready to be pruned and plucked, cut back, watered, fertilized. Growth is not always easy, but what a beautiful plant in the end. Be ready for the pruning. Be ready for all that I send you. Be open and ready, for the day of the Lord is at hand. Every day you will be used to help others to grow in My love. Your trials are necessary for your growth. Without the trials you will not learn the teachings you need to do the work. Be an open door, accept all I send through the door and praise Him Who loves you dearly.

    You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill will shine brightly with the love of God radiating from the hearts of those who dwell there. I call you, My child, to love one another. This will light the darkest night. I am your Jesus, Son of the Living God. I am that light that shines from you. Be open to Me. Be ready, for My day is at hand and I operate from you. I love you, My beloved ones. Harken to My call. It is an urgent call from Him Who loves you dearly and cries out for the love of My beloved little ones who are in darkness. Do not be distracted by this world. Focus on Me and My love. I am the light that shines in the darkness. Let My light shine from your souls.

end of April 19, 1994 message

     

Excerpt from June 28, 2000 message

Messenger: There is a real problem when we get close to someone - to expect them to fit all our unmet needs. We love everybody else and then expect our most intimate other to give us all the love and acceptance that we need. We must love all others and realize nobody can give us this love and acceptance we need but Jesus. But intimate others should share writing to each other about their feelings. I include a message I received on June 20, 1998, on the feast of the Immaculate Heart. This message is from Jesus, but I hesitated putting it on the internet until now. Jesus wants it clear how we can't be attached to each other, expecting any significant other person in our life to be the end. He gave the message about this June 20, 2000. Please read it in the daily messages. But the oneness of married couples is a relationship of strength, they help each other grow, they don't spend all their time sharing sick feelings and never help spread His Kingdom. Satan can work in two people getting them all tied up in spending their lives working on their relationship and never live with the rest of the world. A relationship with each other, if it is healthy, helps us grow to be more perfected like our heavenly Father. Our relationships are not to find a mother when we are 33 years old, or find a father that will accept us and love us and fill all our desires and make everything wonderful. Our relationships are difficult many times, we have to bend and give and forgive, step down off our high pedestals, be humble, be servants and children of God. When a plant is cut back, many times it grows. When we are pruned, when we see our imperfections and are holy enough to deal with them, then we grow to be more perfected in our ways of loving.

end of excerpt from June 28, 2000 message

    

May 15, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Reality, this is reality, God is.

                            Satan is working to try to blind faithful ones
                                and cause them to sin. 
   
                             The jealous, envious, prideful ways,
                                are ways that block the light in one's heart and soul
                                like a crippling venom satan tries to strip the mind 
                                of it's cognitive reality of knowing God's will 
                                and keeping the focus on this.

                            The moment is here now for all of us to grasp
                                and live in.

                            God is with us.
                            God the Father is a loving Father.
                            He is helping us, protecting us when we pray to Him
                                and ask for His help and protection.

                            Let us go deeply into the moment and
                                experience God's gift to us.

    

December 18, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEART

    The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I know was His deep presence in which I existed.

    I knew the room was red and warm. I knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I existed then in Him in a most special way.

    I was overtaken by the love of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell with His love.

    We do not understand the fire of His love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself. He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing, penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be - living in Him!

    This is how I will forever live my life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my being, and I operate with His power in me.

    Little creatures though we are, we are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of Jesus.

    Let no man separate what God has joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live, He lives in me in this world.

    I am wed to Him, and I shall not fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable Heart, the furnace of God's love!

end of December 18, 1995 writing

                

From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

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

end of Father Carter's homily

    

  

 

     

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May
15, 2004
URL: http://www.sofc.org
Contact Information for Shepherds of Christ
Email: info@SofC.org


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P.O. Box 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193

Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451
FAX: (513) 932-6791