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 16, 2000


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.


Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.


Messenger: We are to do the Father's will in love.


Matthew 12: 46-50

The true kinsfolk of Jesus

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly his mother and his brothers were standing outside and were anxious to have a word with him. But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'


Messenger: Jesus, the most perfect Son of the Father and Mother.

Mary is the most perfect spouse of the Lamb. The Church is the bride of Christ. The Church is Mother.

From Blue Book V

October 12, 1994

Jesus Loved Those Who Put Him to Death

Messenger: You loved those who persecuted You. You loved those who put You to death. You said nothing, You were silent. You love all souls unconditionally, no matter what their sins. You love all men. You see the creation of the Father behind their faults. You love them despite their faults.

    Who am I to not love every man? My job is to love and obey You and Your will.

Jesus: My little child, you will grow. You will prosper in My love, I never leave you. I am forever with you, guarding your way. All I send you is in greatest love. Draw close to My Heart. I love you so much.

Song: A Song From Jesus


May 16, 2000 - Second Message

Jesus speaks: My beloved apostles,

Although you may feel tired and weary think thus:

You can never live these precious moments again.

You can not go back and have the opportunity to live the moments you live today.

Now is the time to say thanks to your God for the gifts given.

Now is the time to breathe in the fresh spring air.

Now is the time to touch the baby's skin.

Now is the time to make the most out of the waiting in traffic.

Now is the time to live, to offer every moment to the Father united with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for souls.

Now is the time to realize the importance of your life offered as a sacrifice for souls.

And soon, My precious sweet one, if you live a holy life - pleasing your God, you will have the glory of the everlasting life in celestial bliss.

No one can think for you today, or act for you today. You are the only one that can be in charge of yourself. I give you a free will, I give you life, you can have it to the full.

You must be positive and relish these moments I give to you. Today your life is important for your own salvation and for help for the souls. Today is the moment of glory, My child. Live every moment as your God desires, giving honor and glory to Him. Live today, smile and be glad, My child. I am with you and I love you so much. I am Jesus, I died for you. I love you, I love you, I love you. I am the Almighty God. Do not fear, breathe in the air. It is my gift to you.

Messenger: Let's love each other and build up the body of Christ with our love.

Today is at hand, Jesus calls, He fills us and He loves us. Smile, breathe the fresh clean air. Today is the moment, I want it to give as a gift to my God, each moment lived to please Him, a bouquet for our God, the moments of our lives, whether suffering or joy, we give them as our gifts to Him to help in the salvation of souls. Oh, so quickly our lives pass and we have stored up treasures for heaven, the smiles we gave to others, never die. Alleluia. Jesus is with us today.

Messenger: Jesus speaks to servants and handmaids and lay apostles:

To teach them to be the spouse of Christ.

To teach them to be pure.

To help them to lead souls to eternal life.

Jesus speaks: My Movement is a teaching ground.

My Movement is to help My Church to live more fully as My bride.

My Mother is the spotless spouse of the Lamb.

I am training you to be apostles, handmaids, servants, future priests that will so fully live this bridal union with Me.

The old earth will pass away, there will be a new time, a time of renewal.

My apostles, handmaids and servants and future priests, I give you My way of life for the time when I will reign in all hearts.

Oh, My Heart cried, for I gave the Blue Book messages and they wanted to water them down, make them more like your world. They did not want the words of the All Holy God, the One Who instructs, the One Who is constant and never changing. They judged My words by the people.

During the reign of My Heart, I will be honored as their God, they will bow before Me, they will live to please Me, they will dote on My every word.

Your world does not live this way, your people do not think this way.

My Movement has majorly affected your priests and bishops through the writings I give in My priestly newsletter and through your intercessory prayers.

Oh, yes, My men, I will teach you to instruct as a mother, and I will teach you to live the life of purity yourselves, for how can you teach if you yourselves do not know and do not practice? Oh, My child, do not question My ways in a world that has paraded its wares before you with such sexual promiscuity. And you tell Me not to teach when the world is going to ruins because of their promiscuous sexual behavior?

It is discipline I require, persons dedicated to a holy life. In God's image you were created, not like a dog or a toad stool. God breathed into you a soul. I give you new life. I give you a sharing in My life in baptism.

Oh, My child, you have not fully tapped into the depth to which you can advance in the spiritual life.

I take you for My bride, I embrace you, I make you whole, I want you to know Me as the Bridegroom of your soul. You must be pure and white and teach others how to be the spouse of the Lamb.

My Church is My bride and I am the Bridegroom of their souls.

I want a bride with a wedding ring on the 5th Blue Book. I want My picture there. I want the bride faint and the ring big in front.

I am the Bridegroom of the soul.

Messenger: Lay apostles are not the same as prayer apostles.

Lay apostles are not the same as Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

There are 7 levels of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ.

May 16, 2000 - For Lay Apostles, Servants and Handmaids

Jesus speaks: My apostles, you judge by what is below and not what is above. I have asked My messenger to list that which I have given for directions for apostles. You live the message of John 17. You live the message of the Magnificat. You live the message 1 Corinthians 13.

For apostles, I require these things:

  1. Daily Mass
  2. One hour before the tabernacle
  3. Living the Blue Book messages
  4. Morning Offering
  5. Living the life of Consecration - frequent consecration - "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love" - This is lived in your life.
  6. Hourly prayers whenever possible
  7. Shepherds of Christ Prayers, Holy Spirit Novena daily
  8. Rosary daily
  9. Prayer for Union
  10. Live by the scriptures

I have given all directives as helps in living a fuller apostolic life. To not follow the "helps" I give will make it more difficult for you, for the devil can work to lead you astray. An apostle always goes to daily Mass and Communion. They go to frequent confession. They spend one solid hour in prayer, mostly before the tabernacle.

If you do not do these two things, Mass and adoration, you may not act the way you need to in the Movement. You can give bad advice to others and many times make wrong decisions.

I am not holding you to the letter of the law regarding My requirements. When someone misses Mass frequently, he is not an apostle. If someone is sick and can't make it because he is bedridden, he should try to get a video of the Mass and unite in his heart to the Mass being celebrated all over the world, especially uniting to certain Masses known to be in progress, for example, the Mass at St. James at 8:30. The person should spend that time at 8:30 being united in the capacity he is able. A bedridden apostle may watch a Mass in progress on the television, but I do not wish apostles joining in other television ministries. Doing so will lead you away from what I desire you to do in this most directed mission and will take away time from your doing My study and work. I am training you to be Shepherds of Christ apostles. An apostle is committed to this life. There is not free time for other ministries. I want your time focused on this mission. I want you trained, I want you using the material to help you develop a deeper spousal union with Me and to help others know about the Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

I have called the apostles to be committed. I want to honor them on this special day June 13.

I do not want you afraid. You do not take a vow, you commit yourself in your heart.

I will not weaken the calling I am making to you because Satan is working in some over this issue.

A well-standing-apostle should not be taunted by My desiring to honor you on June 13, 2000.

This is an act of My tender love, it is your response in your heart, openly on that day, to be there and be recognized.

Satan has worked in this in some. Please stop this confusion.

My chosen apostles, I love you so much, I thank you for your lives given to Me.


Philippians 3: 8-11, 17-21

Yes, I will go further: because of the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, I count everything else as loss. For him I have accepted the loss of all other things, and look on them all as filth if only I can gain Christ and be given a place in him, with the uprightness I have gained not from the law, but through faith in Christ, an uprightness from God, based on faith, that I may come to know him and the power of his resurrection, and partake of his sufferings by being moulded to the pattern of his death, striving towards the goal of resurrection from the dead.

Brothers, be united in imitating me. Keep your eyes fixed on those who act according to the example you have from me. For there are so many people of whom I have often warned you, and now I warn you again with tears in my eyes, who behave like the enemies of Christ's cross. They are destined to be lost; their god is the stomach; they glory in what they should think shameful, since their minds are set on earthly things. But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery.


Matthew 5: 10

Blessed are those who are persecuted
   in the cause of uprightness:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.


John 15: 1-5

The true vine

I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit
he cuts away,
and every branch that does bear fruit
   he prunes
to make it bear even more.
You are clean already,
by means of the word
   that I have spoken to you.
Remain in me, as I in you.
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself,
unless it remains part of the vine,
neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.


Galatians 6: 17

After this, let no one trouble me; I carry branded on my body the marks of Jesus.


Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)


MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD

I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

_________________
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

          


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