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May 31, 2004 - Feast of The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

June 1st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for June 1st are Glorious.


There will be a big prayer service 

on June 5th in Florida.


April 5, 2004




Schedule for June 1, 2004

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Newsletter 1999 Issue 4

6:06 a.m. - Songs

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

7:24 a.m. - Mary's Message
                 Talk given by Rita Ring
                 Talk given by Father Carter February 13, 1997

8:21 a.m. - Sorrowful Rosary March 17, 1995

9:13 a.m. - The Spirituality of Fatima
                  read by Fr Carter & Rita Ring

9:56 a.m. - Blue Book Reading from June 22, 2003

11:39 a.m. - Songs

12:58 p.m. - Rosary of Light November 14, 2002

1:30 p.m. - Songs and Messages October 1, 1995

2:35 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - prayers

4:50 p.m. - Nursing Home #1

5:30 p.m. - Songs from Jesus

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

7:00 p.m. - Sidney Rosary from May 25, 2004

9:56 p.m. - Songs

11:53 p.m. - Mass celebrated by Father Carter
                    on July 5, 2000

12:42 a.m. - Response to God's Love chapter 2

1:25 a.m. - October 13, 1996 Live Rosary

2:47 p.m. - Songs

4:00 p.m. - Mass



See the end of the message
for the retreat
June 12th - June 19th

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with the TV picture from China
so you can listen to the radio
and see the church in China at the same time. 

(You don't want to listen to the sound,
you can turn down your speakers.) 




May 31, 2004 - Feast Visitation

Messenger:         Jesus told me how to set up
                                the retreat.

                            Recently a Jesuit told me about
                                a book by John Hardon, S.J.

                            I quote some of this book


Retreat with the Lord

A Popular Guide to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola

by John A. Hardon, S.J.
pp. 9-10

What Are the Spiritual Exercises?

IN HIS OWN WORDS, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are a carefully planned "method of examination of conscience, of meditation, of vocal and mental prayer, and of other spiritual activities." This describes the Spiritual Exercises in terms of what they consist of or what the person making the Exercises is expected to do. Their purpose is also identified by their author. They are a "way of preparing and disposing the soul to rid itself of all inordinate attachments and, after their removal, of seeking and finding the will of God in the disposition of our life for the salvation of our soul."
    Ignatius compares the Spiritual Exercises to bodily exercises like "taking a walk, journeying on foot, and running." The comparison is useful. We take bodily exercise in order to strengthen the bodily muscles, our bodily circulation, and the function of the heart. So the Spiritual Exercises are meant to strengthen our faculties of the soul, to enlighten the mind, and inspire the will to operate more effectively.
    Moreover, and more importantly, the Spiritual Exercises have a definite goal. They are to help us remove our sinful addictions, as we may call them. Once these are removed, the Exercises are to dispose us to want to learn what God expects of us, discover his will, and then determine to put it into practice.
    The expression "want to learn" is not casual. Our bad habits are not only ingrained through frequent yielding to our fallen human nature. They blind us to even recognizing that we have bad inclinations. The Exercises therefore have as their first purpose to open our eyes to our own sorry condition. With God's grace, they enable us to want to look at the humiliating side of ourselves. Unless we recognize our moral weakness, we will lack the humility necessary to cooperate with the grace of God. This is no small matter because our natural bent is to see what is praiseworthy in our character and to admire our own virtues.
    ...In other words, we should aim at obtaining a balanced perspective of our relationship with God.
    ...This should not be surprising because what most obscures our seeing the will of God is preoccupation with our own will.
    Note that Ignatius does not leave this "will of God" in the abstract. He says that we are to find the divine will "in the disposition of our life for the salvation of our soul." This means that we are to find out how God wants us to dispose, that is, arrange or organize our life in order to reach heaven.

end of excerpt


May 31, 2004 message continues

Messenger:         Jesus told me to set up the retreat
                                in 4 days.

                            This may vary from month to month
                                depending on which days we do it.

                              1) day 1 - meditation on our 
                                        sinfulness —
                                    the joyful mysteries —
                                    the incarnation

                              2) Mysteries of Light
                                    Also the 2 standards

                              3) day 3 - The passion
                                    3 classes of men
                                    humility is considered
                                    - The mysteries of light

                              4) day 4 - The resurrection —
                                            deep love with God

                                    First Principle and Foundation


                                    Preparatory Prayer


                            The examination of conscience is
                                so important.

                            Of looking deep within ourselves and
                                seeing bad habits and praying
                                for grace to see — grace to change,
                                grace to do God's will and to
                                not act willfully against God's will.
                                Constantly looking within to be
                                    more pure.

                            The incarnation goes on in us.

                            Here is today's Gospel.


Luke 1: 39-56

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

    Mary stayed with her some three months and then went home.




May 31, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Humility — God wants us to be
                                humble like Mary



Our Lady of China


January 2, 1999

Mary speaks:  I am Our Lady of Snows. I come to cover the earth with a soft white blanket of my love.

I come to bring peace to the earth. I tell you to let go of the anxiety in your heart and experience my peace and His love.

I am your heavenly Mother. I come to hold you and caress you and take you to my Immaculate Heart.



May 31, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Here is a camera on the Church in China.

                            The retreat will be broadcast, but so much
                                grace is given for going there and being 
                                before the Blessed Sacrament.

                            Jesus wants us doing these retreats in
                                China, praying for grace.

Jesus speaks:    My beloved ones,

                                I call you to go to this retreat 
                            in China beginning on the Feast
                            of My Precious Body and Blood and ending
                            with the two Feasts the Sacred
                            Heart and Immaculate Heart.

                                This is so pleasing to Me you come
                            June 18, 2004 and celebrate this most
                            important Feast — the Feast of My
                            Most Sacred Heart. Mass will be celebrated
                            by a Jesuit priest at 12:00 China time.
                            The Mass for the Feast of the Sacred





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and all the candles burning

for your intentions.


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                                    before the altar.

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Excerpt from May 22, 2004 message

Jesus speaks:          I desire all My Apostles
                            to commit on June 13, 2004. The schedule
                            for the retreat is as follows.

                            St. Ignatius/Shepherds of Christ Retreat June 12, 
                                6:20 usual opening of retreat

                            June 13, 2004 Feast of St. Anthony
                                9:00 Shepherd's Mass Cincinnati St. Al's Fr. Mike
                                Joyful Mysteries

                            June 14, 2004    Mysteries of Light

                            June 15, 2004    Sorrowful Mysteries

                            June 16, 2004    Glorious Mysteries —
                                                    Close of Ignatian Part of Retreat

                            June 17, 2004    Meditations on the 17th Meetings
                                                    February 17, 1994 to September 17, 1996

                            June 18, 2004    A Day with the Sacred Heart
                                                        Feast of Sacred Heart
                                                        Crowning Sacred Heart

                            June 19, 2004    A Day with the Immaculate Heart
                                                        Feast of Immaculate Heart
                                                        Songs Crowning of Mary

                            Close of retreat 3:00 pm China time

                            Call Doris for details or e-mail

end of excerpt from May 22, 2004 message


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