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May 16, 2008

May 17th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.

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May 16, 2008

On the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                    I know the Father and His enormous
                love for me — I know myself as His creation,
                I know myself as His little child, I know
                my Father in wanting to live more His
                plan for creating me — in seeking to live
                according to His will for me in all things and
                to be an instrument of love in my actions
                of living for God.

                    I know Jesus and I know more the oneness
                of Jesus with the Father and that oneness with
                me in the Holy Spirit, but I know God: Father,
                Son and Holy Spirit — I know the Persons of the Trinity
                and I know the oneness of God — I know Jesus
                truly present in the Blessed Sacrament —
                the more I know Jesus, I know the Father
                and His love for me.

                    In this love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit —
                I know the permeating love of the Holy Spirit —
                His presence in the Church — I know
                the Holy Spirit and I know more oneness
                with the Holy Spirit and Mary, our heavenly
                Mother — That knowledge of that Spousalship
                is ever unfolding in my life as I am formed more
                in the image and likeness of Jesus in the
                Holy Spirit. I, too, am caught in loves
                embrace. I know how God the Father gave
                Jesus to the World — allowed Him to suffer
                to be the Savior of the World and
                how Jesus was incarnate in the womb
                of a human creature through the power
                of the Holy Spirit.

                    I know that Jesus came God-made-Man IN the
                womb of our heavenly Mother through the
                power of the Holy Spirit —

                    Jesus made His entrance into the
                world as God-made-Man IN a human
                creature's womb — how intimate is that —
                It is in the womb of our physical mother at
                the moment of conception we are marked with
                original sin. Jesus comes in the womb of the
                sinless Mother, Mary, who was conceived without
                original sin from the moment of conception.

                    Jesus gives us His Body and Blood to eat —
                He comes IN us.

                    I see then the reception of God IN
                us —

                    IN — IN — IN

                    I see the gentle love of God for man —
                    Oh God Your love for the human race
                    is so great and
                    Yet how little loved are You by so
                        many willful creatures —
                        through ignorance and willfulness
                        smite the great gift You give to
                        human creatures.

                From the readings today

   

James 2: 14-24, 26

How does it help, my brothers, when someone who has never done a single good act claims to have faith? Will that faith bring salvation? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, 'I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty,' without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? In the same way faith, if good deeds do not go with it, is quite dead.

    But someone may say: So you have faith and I have good deeds? Show me this faith of yours without deeds, then! It is by my deeds that I will show you my faith. You believe in the one God-that is creditable enough, but even the demons have the same belief, and they tremble with fear. Fool! Would you not like to know that faith without deeds is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by his deed, because he offered his son Isaac on the altar? So you can see that his faith was working together with his deeds; his faith became perfect by what he did. In this way the scripture was fulfilled: Abraham put his faith in God, and this was considered as making him upright; and he received the name 'friend of God'.

    You see now that it is by deeds, and not only by believing, that someone is justified.

As a body without a spirit is dead, so is faith without deeds.

    

                    What good is it to say — I believe
                in Jesus, but I do not produce good works —
                We believe — if we love God we keep
                His commandments — We love God and we
                must love one another —

                What good is faith if we do not do good works.
                Once we believe we must do good works —

   

Psalm 112: 1-6

 

Alleluia!

 

How blessed is anyone who fears Yahweh,

who delights in his commandments!

His descendants shall be powerful on earth,

the race of the honest shall receive blessings:

Riches and wealth for his family;
his uprightness stands firm for ever.
For the honest he shines as a lamp in the dark,
generous, tender*hearted, and upright.  

All goes well for one who lends generously,

who is honest in all his dealing;

for all time to come he will not stumble,

for all time to come the upright will be remembered.  

 

 

Mark 8:34 - 9:1

He called the people and his disciples to him and said, 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. What gain, then, is it for anyone to win the whole world and forfeit his life? And indeed what can anyone offer in exchange for his life? For if anyone in this sinful and adulterous generation is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.'

And he said to them, 'In truth I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.'

 

                Jesus said — Who do people say I am —
                    Peter has the wrong idea of
                    the Messiah —
                    Jesus says — I must go to Jerusalem
                        and die —
                        Jesus died —
                        We too must follow Jesus —
                        We too must suffer and die —

                    Jesus says:
                        If you love Me keep My Commandments —
                        If you love Me take up your cross and
                                                follow me
                        If you love Me love God and love your
                                                neighbors

                    For us — so we follow Jesus —
                                we walk as He did —
                                A man is to be like Jesus —
                                    loving and not being selfish —
                                    self-focused —
                                A man who follows Jesus —
                                    knows how the Good Shepherd
                                    loves him —
                                A man who follows Jesus —
                                    is like the little sheep —
                                    following the voice of the Good Shepherd

    

 

 

                Jesus gives us Himself to eat
                God feeds us with His Word
                Jesus gives us His Body and Blood to eat —

  

Deuteronomy 8: 2-3, 14-16

Remember the long road by which Yahweh your God led you for forty years in the desert, to humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart -- whether you would keep his commandments or not. He humbled you, he made you feel hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your ancestors had ever known, to make you understand that human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of Yahweh.

do not become proud of heart. Do not then forget Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the place of slave-labour, who guided you through this vast and dreadful desert, a land of fiery snakes, scorpions, thirst; who in this waterless place brought you water out of the flinty rock; who in this desert fed you with manna unknown to your ancestors, to humble you and test you and so make your future the happier.

 

1 Corinthians 10: 16-17

The blessing–cup, which we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ; and the loaf of bread which we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? And as there is one loaf, so we, although there are many of us, are one single body, for we all share in the one loaf.

    

John 6: 51-58

    I am the living bread 
       which has come down from heaven.
    Anyone who eats this bread
       will live for ever;
    and the bread that I shall give
    is my flesh, for the life of the world.’

      Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them:

    In all truth I tell you,
    if you do not eat
       the flesh of the Son of man
    and drink his blood,
    you have no life in you.
    Anyone who does eat my flesh
       and drink my blood
    has eternal life,
    and I shall raise that person up
       on the last day.
    For my flesh is real food
    and my blood is real drink.
    Whoever eats my flesh
       and drinks my blood
    lives in me
    and I live in that person.
    As the living Father sent me
    and I draw life from the Father,
    so whoever eats me
       will also draw life from me.
    This is the bread
       which has come down from heaven;
    it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
    they are dead,
    but anyone who eats this bread
       will live for ever.

     

Psalm 32: 11

   Rejoice in Yahweh, exult all you upright, shout for joy, you honest of heart.

    

Matthew 11: 29

Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

John 19: 34

one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.
 

  

                Sing Song:  Be With Me Lord When I Am In Trouble

                Let my heart pant for the reception of
                    the Holy Eucharist —

                    Jesus who died and loves the precious
                        souls He died for — let Jesus
                        be adored and loved by these souls He
                        died for —
                        let us come to Him in thanksgiving —
                        for He is all worthy of our love and
                        our thanks

                Oh God — I am so sorry for how the people
                    are today in the world — that seek
                    not the truth of God, but actually
                    do the work of satan — confusing
                    children's minds through movies,
                    books, some teachers, peers with
                    the ways of the world

                Oh God let us seek Your truth —
                            let us seek Your rule for our lives —
                            let us be united in this - all over
                            the world -
                            living in the pure and holy Hearts
                            of Jesus and Mary

                Dear God I want Your will
                Dear God I want the world to be as
                                You want it to be

                I know You sweat Blood in the garden for the
                    souls that would be as they
                    are today — oh God help us
                    in this work to spread the truth —

                Oh God help us with the problem of
                    aborted babies, the homosexual
                    marriages etc. —

                God please hear my prayer as head
                    of this Movement —
                    help us God, to spread the consecration and
                    devotion to the Eucharist

                Oh God I believe in Mary's promise to
                    Jacinta, one of the Fatima visionaries —
                    Mary telling us Jesus wants His Heart
                        venerated next to hers and there
                        will be a certain era of peace

 

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

    ...Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)


NOTES:

19. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to
        Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford:
        TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.9.

  

                I believe in the promises of St. Margaret Mary

  

 

Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart: 

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

  2. I will establish peace in their homes.

  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

  5. I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

  9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

  


 

                I believe in the vision You gave to Fr. Carter
                    in this message

   

  

from Tell My People

Age Of The Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

end of excerpt from Tell My People

 


  

                Oh God — the world is going in many directions,
                    but I hold to this
                    God created the earth,
                        the light, darkness, vegetation,
                        land, sea, sea creatures, bugs,
                        animals

 

 

 

                Then God created man in His image and
                    likeness

 

Genesis 1: 27

    God created man in the image of himself, 
    in the image of God he created him, 
    male and female he created them. 

    

                We must live as we were created in the
                    Plan of the Father to really be happy —
                    We must follow Jesus —

                    Mary appeared at Fatima to tell us
                to have this devotion to the Sacred Heart and
                Immaculate Heart and there would be this era of peace —
                Jesus gave Fr. Carter the message at the end of
                the century to start these prayer chapters
                and spread the Priestly Newsletter and
                Jesus gave Fr. Carter this message

    

 

from Tell My People

Age Of The Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

end of excerpt from Tell My People

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

                Please help us

                  

                After Jesus gave Fr. Carter this message and said
                    the Priestly Newsletter was an instrument
                    to spread this consecration to the
                    2 Hearts and
                    Fr. Carter spread the Priestly Newsletter 2 1/2 years
                    then Mary's image appeared in
                    Clearwater like this for 7 1/2 years

  

 

  

Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000

    

                On July 5, 2008 — we will have the
                    building for 10 years —

                Please come and celebrate with us on
                    this 10th anniversary at the
                    Clearwater, Florida building
                    19th and Drew.

 

  

     

                    If we want to follow Jesus, it
                isn't easy — It is a fight in our
                lives, in this world — between what is
                good and what is evil —

                    God wants us to go to Church on Sunday —
                    God wants us to obey the commandments —

                If we believe something —
                    we act on it —

                    If your doctor tells you to do
                    something — if you believe in
                    him you do it —

                    If you want something — we act
                        on our beliefs —
                        We believe God is telling us
                        what to do — we have faith and
                        we love God by helping to
                        do His Plan

                    If you believe smoking is bad for
                        you — you won't smoke —

                If we believe there will be this era
                    of peace — Mary spoke of at
                    Fatima and this era of Love Jesus
                    told Fr. Carter —
                    We will act to spread the consecration
                        to the 2 Hearts —
                        devotion to the Eucharist —
                        pray for the priests, the Church
                            and the world —

                If we believe in the Priestly Newsletter,
                    the prayer chapters, the school
                    rosary program —
                    we will be happy to help —
                    for this is hope —

    

 

    

MEDICINE OF IMMORTALITY

Here are some quotes for Fr. John J.Pasquini’s book Medicine of Immortality. This book can be ordered from Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

Fr. John Pasquini’s Medicine of Immortality is a wonderful source of inspiration for priests, and all who read it, to gain a deeper appreciation of the healing power of the Eucharist. His clear, succinct presentation of the Mass offers a pastorally insightful explanation of the mystery we believe, we celebrate and which we are called to live out in our lives. The prayers and meditations compiled in his book offer opportunities for spiritual reflection which will assist the reader in growth toward a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist.

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua,
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

In Medicine of Immortality, Father John Pasquini offers his readers the richness of Catholic devotional prayer, the wisdom of the Fathers and, most of all, the fruits of his own prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their love for the Lord, who sustains the life of His Church through the precious gift of His Body and Blood.

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.,
Archbishop of Chicago

The work of Father John Pasquini in writing the book Medicine of Immortality is evidence of his own great love for Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and of his determination to teach what Christ has taught and the Church has reiterated since her beginning.

The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz,
Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska
,
author of
The Catholic Church: Jesus Christ Present in the World.

The Apostolic Exhortation of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, is a great gift to the Church presenting a true compendium on the sublime Sacrament of the Eucharist. In accord with the spirit of Eucharistic reverence which the Pope’s words inspire, Father Pasquini’s work, Medicine of Immortality, is a reflection of the writer’s personal devotion to this Sacrament of Sacraments. By sharing his compilation of prayers and meditations, Father Pasquini speaks to the mystery that the awesome depths of the Eucharist are unfathomable.

Most Reverent Gerald M. Barbarito,
Bishop of Palm Beach

I pray that Fr. Pasquini's book will inspire great devotion to the Eucharist among the faithful on a very wide scale. He has provided us with all the resources we need both for correct understanding of this greatest of Gifts and for fervent devotion. I will remain forever grateful to him for this truly wonderful priestly and apostolic work. In pointing people directly to the source of all healing and immortality, he is just doing what priests do best: witness Christ!

Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, Exorcist,
President, Human Life International,
EWTN Contributor & Columnist

 

OTHER GREAT BOOKS PUBLISHED UNDER SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST

 Authenticity

The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini is to help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life.

Apostolic Nuncio – Archbishop – Philippines
“With
Authenticity, much is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.”

Monsignor – Malaysia
“I found the book,
Authenticity, of Fr. Pasquini really good and thought to get copies for some of our priests. May I place an order of 20 copies of this book.”

Bishop – Argentina
“I received for the second time your letter. The first time it was accompanied with the yellow book
Authenticity, which I read during the last month of September (with prayers and meditations). I found it very convenient for priests. It did me a lot of good, thanks God.”

Bishop – Arlington - USA
“I thank you for the copy of
Authenticity, which was written by Fr. John J. Pasquini. I look forward to using this book of Prayer and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me.”

Bishop – Ethiopia
“The book entitled,
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Monsignor – Apostolic Nuncio – Taiwan
“I wish to thank you for forwarding this good book,
Authenticity, which will help the priests and others to have an intimate communion with the Blessed Trinity.”

Bishop – South Africa
“I received your book
Authenticity with prayers and meditations for all circumstances in our spiritual lives. Thank you sincerely for trying to make people devout. I also thank your society for distributing these books for use by those who try and live spiritual lives.”

 

In Imitation of Two Hearts

In Imitation of Two Hearts — Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts - the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini - help the person suffering to know more deeply the pascal mystery of death/resurrection. President of the Pontifical Council for Health

Pastoral Care - Cardinal - Vatican City
“Your publication,
In Imitation of Two Hearts, will be well used by Pastors to bring consolation to the suffering Brothers and Sisters, I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you my sentiments of high esteem.”

Apostolic Nuncio – Belgium
“Many thanks for your kind letter with the useful information and for the consoling book,
In Imitation of Two Hearts.”

Monsignor – Uganda
“Thank you for the powerful book of prayer published by Fr. John J. Pasquini
In Imitation of Two Hearts.”

Bishop – USA
“I thank you for the copy of
In Imitation of Two Hearts, which was written by Fr. John J. Pasquini. I look forward to using this book of prayers and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me.”

Cardinal – Japan
“Thank you for your kind gift of Christmas season
In Imitation of Two Hearts. Hope this small book will reach to many people in this time of suffering.”

 

Light, Happiness and Peace

The purple book Light, Happiness and Peace by Fr. John J. Pasquini is a gift and a very strong companion to the prayers Authenticity a book of prayers by Fr. John. This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into the spiritual life — an awakening of deeper life IN HIM. Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book.

Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City
“I am sure that this book,
Light, Happiness and Peace through a discussion on traditional Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.”

Bishop – India
“Thank you for the book
Light, Happiness and Peace. The thoughts presented by Fr. John J. Pasquini are very inspiring and will help me in my prayers and talks and sermons to the people.”

Prefetto – Vatican City
“Received the copy of
Light, Happiness and Peace, Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality, by Fr. John J. Pasquini, that you kindly sent to me for the Vatican library. I gladly take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the books and for your kind attention to our Institution.”

Patriarch of Egypt
“Many thanks for the rich and precious book
Light, Happiness and Peace.”

Archbishop – Uganda
“With many thanks, I acknowledge receipt of the special book
Light, Happiness and Peace, on the spiritual life by Fr. John Pasquini. Your wonderful work to spread devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is commendable.”

Archbishop – Sri Lanka
“I am very grateful to you for sending me the special book on the Spiritual life,
Light, Happiness and Peace by Fr. John Pasquini – which was a sequel to the Authenticity book you sent me last August. I am pleased to note that the focus in both those works is on the power of the Eucharist and on devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.”

 

  

 

   Ecce Fides Pillar of Truth

Paul Cardinal Poupard President of the Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City

"It is important that we (as people of God) return to the source of life, our faith, which is usefully exposed in this volume, and take it out to our contemporaries, evangelizing them and their cultures and inculturating the Gospel."

 

 

    

December 18, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEARTMass Book Cover

    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
 

    

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

     

   

Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9

So he cut two tablets of stone like the first and, with the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up Mount Sinai in the early morning as Yahweh had ordered. And Yahweh descended in a cloud and stood with him there and pronounced the name Yahweh.

God appears

Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy,

Moses immediately bowed to the ground in worship, then he said, ‘If indeed I do enjoy your favour, please, my Lord, come with us, although they are an obstinate people; and forgive our faults and sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’

 
 

Daniel 3: 52-55

    May you be blessed, 
        Lord, God of our ancestors, 
    be praised and extolled for ever. 
    Blessed be your glorious and holy name, 
    praised and extolled for ever. 
    May you be blessed in the Temple 
        of your sacred glory, 
    exalted and glorified above all for ever: 
    blessed on the throne of your kingdom, 
    exalted above all, glorified for ever: 
    blessed are you who fathom the abyss, 
        enthroned on the winged creatures, 
    praised and exalted above all for ever: 

 

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

To end then, brothers, we wish you joy; try to grow perfect; encourage one another; have a common mind and live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. 

    Greet one another with the holy kiss. All God’s holy people send you their greetings. 

    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

  

    

 

John 3: 16-18

For this is how God loved the world: 
    he gave his only Son, 
    so that everyone who believes in him 
        may not perish 
    but may have eternal life. 
    For God sent his Son into the world 
    not to judge the world, 
    but so that through him 
        the world might be saved. 
    No one who believes in him 
    will be judged; 
    but whoever does not believe 
        is judged already, 
    because that person does not believe 
    in the Name of God’s only Son. 

  

 Psalm 147: 12-13, 14-15, 19-20

Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem,
Zion, praise your God.

For he gives strength to the bars of your gates,
he blesses your children within you,
he maintains the peace of your frontiers,
gives you your fill of finest wheat.

He sends his word to the earth,
his command runs quickly,

He reveals his word to Jacob,
his statutes and judgements to Israel.
For no other nation has he done this,
no other has known his judgements.

 


    

 

                Please God — help us
                Please God — for the sake of the souls Jesus
                                    shed His blood for

                Please God — help us

               

  

Mary'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.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996

 

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year. He appeared to them in the spring, summer, and fall. Lucia (now Sr. Lucia) describes the springtime apparition of the angel:

On reaching us, he said: "Do not be afraid! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me."

Kneeling on the ground, he bowed down until his forehead touched the ground and made us repeat these words three times: "My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You."

Then, rising he said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications."

His words engraved themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them. 3

During the summer of 1916, the angel again appeared to the three visionaries. He said to them:

Pray! Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way.... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you. 4

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." 5

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." 6


NOTES:

3. Louis Kondar, SVD, editor, Fatima in Lucia's Own Words (Fatima: Postulation Center, 1976), p.62. Distributed in the U.S.A. by the Ravengate Press, Cambridge, MA.
4. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., pp.1-2.
5. Ibid., p.2 (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.

  

 

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

   

    May 13, 1917 

    "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 months 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." (8)

  

    June 13, 1917

    "God wishes you to remain in the world for some time because He wants to use you to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and their souls will be loved by God as flowers placed by myself to adorn His throne." (10)

  

    July 13, 1917

    "During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again, the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (11)

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

  

    August 19, 1917

    She told them she was greatly displeased by the action of the mayor. As a result, the miracle promised for October would not be as impressive as originally planned. (15)

 

    September 13, 1917

    More than 30,000 people were present in September, and saw a shower of mysterious white petals fall to within 10 feet of the ground before dissolving into the air. Many also saw the globe of light bearing the Lady come to rest atop the tree, and the branches bend as though someone were standing on them. Later, they saw the cloud depart into the east, from whence it had come.(16)

  

    October 13, 1917

    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.(17)

    While the people in attendance were beholding the great Miracle of the Sun, the three young visionaries, and they alone, were privileged to see striking visions in the heavens:

    As Our Lady had promised, St. Joseph had come with the Holy Family and had blessed the world. Then, Our Lady appeared as the Mother of Sorrows, accompanied by her Divine Son, Who also blessed the world. Finally, Lucy had seen the Blessed Virgin, dressed in the brown robes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth, holding a brown Scapular in her hand, with her infant Son upon her knee. However, in none of these visions had any of the figures spoken to the children. (18)

    Besides the messages associated with the major Fatima apparitions, there were other revelations given by Our Lady. Before Jacinta died, she told of other messages given her (during her illness) by Mary:

    More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.

    Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.

    Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord and are not of God.

    Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of priests, to their superiors and to the Holy Father, is very displeasing to Our Lord.

    I can no longer restrain the hand of my Divine Son from striking the world with just punishments for its many crimes.

    If the government of a country leaves the Church in peace and gives liberty to our Holy Religion, it will be blessed by God.

    Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)


NOTES:

8. Frere Michael de la Trinite', The Whole Truth about Fatima 
   
(Buffalo: Immaculate Heart Publications, 1989), pp.112-114.
9. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.30.
10. Ibid., p.3.
11. Ibid., pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.
14. Rev. Edward Carter, S.J., Mother at Our Side: Mary's Role in 
        the Spiritual Life
(1993: Faith Publishing Co., Milford, Ohio), p.21.
15. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.6.
16. Ibid., p.6.
17. Ibid., p.7.
18. Ibid., p.8.
19. Ibid., pp.9-10.

   


   

 

from Tell My People

Age Of The Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

end of excerpt from Tell My People

 

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

    

  

October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

 

 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

                 

     


  

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