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 8, 1999

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.

Jesus speaks: I am Jesus. I ask you to pray for three special intentions for the good of the Movement, Shepherds of Christ. Continue to pray until further notice.

Thank you, My beloved ones,

I love you so much, Jesus.

May 8, 1999

My dear children, I love you.

Our Lady of Grace

Thank you for helping me
mother my children.
I am Mary your Mother.

Mary speaks: I am the Queen of Peace. I come to bring peace.

Satan wants you divided from those you love.

Your primary duty is to love.

My Son Jesus loved those who persecuted Him.

My Son Jesus is the King.

My Son Jesus is a gentle King.

My Son Jesus came as a helpless Baby.

Men that act to get power over others for the sake of power and control are not acting like Jesus.

When you pray to the Father in the name of Jesus, you are recognizing yourself as a little child of God the Father and saying to Him you are the servant of Jesus, coming under Him and in His name.

It is pleasing, oh so pleasing to your Father to pray to Him, "Father, in the name of Jesus..."

All must come in His name.

All must be under His feet.

All must live to love and serve Him as King.

Do you come in His name or your own name?

Many in authority enforce themselves through brute power.

My Son, the King of heaven and earth, came as a helpless Baby and died hanging on His throne.

His message was love, NOT POWER.

God has dominion over all.

When you act in authority in His name, you act to serve God, not to raise yourself above others.

Satan tempts My children through misuse of power. When a friend comes who is hurting and opens up his heart or tells you his sins, it does not make you better than him, nor does it give you power over him or make you higher than him.

Your friend comes and cries to you for help. Jesus would have compassion and love for the sinner. Jesus died for him.

The secret is to always live in God’s will.

Many times friends need that ministering touch from Jesus acting in a friend’s love. It helps them to cope and heal. Friends cannot become slavishly dependent on you. If one person becomes overly dependent on another, he is not relying enough on Jesus. The devil can block your own union with God if a friend is depending too heavily on you against God’s will. You must pray to act as God wills. A mother of children should not neglect her children and become overly engrossed with a needy friend. However, it may be God’s will for you to help someone with your compassion and love. You must ask: "What is God’s will for me?"

The person in authority never prides himself on being up and others down in the relationship. All assume their roles with proper authority acting in God’s name because they are called by God to do so. Persons in authority realize they are servants of Jesus and are helping others by acting in His name.

My children, be peacemakers. Your primary duty is to love. You act as the suffering servant.


make me an instrument
of your peace.
Where there is hatred
let me sow love
Where there is injury/pardon
where there is doubt/faith
where there is despair/hope
where there is darkeness/light
and where there is sadness/joy.

O Divine Master
grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving
that we receive
it is in pardoning
that we are pardoned
and it it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.

Mary speaks: My Son, Jesus, showed you how to serve. He obeyed the will of the Father. He loved those under Him to His death on the cross.

Because there is so much evil in the world, the devil wants to trick you through confusion, misuse of power, or whatever he can use. He works on confusing lines of authority, he attacks authority and those under authority. He tries to make those under another in authority do their own will over those in authority. He tries to wipe out authority. He tries to get those under another in authority to go over their immediate superior's head to get power over their immediate superiors.

The line is clear. All authority is under God, all act to serve Him. All authority that is delegated by God must be followed strictly, unless you are being told to do something sinful. The devil tries to create confusion. The devil is a "trickster".

You must work always toward oneness, you are a peacemaker.

My Son went through the bitter Passion and died in perfect peace.

Peace does not mean that you are not suffering.

Peace means your heart is one with your Divine Maker.

In families, you must work for peace. In relationships you must work for peace. You must operate for oneness and love. Even if those who surround you are trying to divide the body, your focus is always peace, oneness and love.

You cannot give in to promptings of the devil to isolate you from others when he talks in your head telling you your brother doesn’t like you or telling you what he is thinking. The devil works this way so that you will focus on yourself and feel divided. He tells you that others are hating you. He creates a case in your mind, why you are unloved. This negative thinking causes division, heartache and tears families and relationships apart.

Do not worry about what you think they are saying about you, or what they have actually said about you. In your heart, what do you wish? If the truth be known to you, what do you want?

You want to love and be loved. Always work toward loving union in your heart.

If they hate you, love them nevertheless. In your heart you cannot be divided and be intimately one with Jesus. You do not have to run after your persecutors and ask for more. You have to have peaceful love in your heart, praying for them.

You must love one another. Peace is found in loving all others despite their faults and failings. In your heart, you are not divided and bitter. You recognize the problem and pray for them. In your heart you must love.

My Son shows you how He loved all. Beaten, battered and bloodied He loved them. He did not deny the truth, He did not live as if evil was non-existent. My Son is the Truth. You must recognize evil. Love in your hearts, even when others act incorrectly. Hate the sin, love the sinner and pray for them.

When you feel persecuted in your families and relationships, keep loving thoughts in your heart. Do not hate and become bitter.

My Heart is a Heart of love, My Son’s Heart is a Heart of love. You do not have to run after your persecutors. You do not have to argue with them to get them to change their minds. You must pray for them and love them. Parents cannot quit telling children the truth. The devil sometimes creates argumentation within children to get them to get their own way. Parents have a responsibility before God to tell their children the truth and instruct them in the ways of God. Children in the school years may be extremely difficult to deal with. You are responsible under the 4th Commandment to teach them about God and tell them the truth.

I am Mary, your Mother. I am the Queen of Peace, you must be peacemakers. Live to help others grow in the ways of God. Parents, you cannot give in or give up. You must be loving and firm. Pray for grace, Satan is filling your children with garbage.

I want you to love! I am Mary, your Mother.

Messenger: At Mass this morning, Father said that we do not always understand the Father’s plan or the way Jesus is telling us to go, but we must follow His way and walk with Jesus on His way, knowing we are following the Father’s plan in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. His way is the right way, even when we don’t understand it.

Mary speaks: I wish to thank my beloved handmaids on this Mother’s Day, May 9, 1999. You are the special spouse of the Lamb giving Him great love. I wish you to meditate on the mysteries of the rosary and my life. I am the handmaid of the Lord, you are to model your lives after me. You should feel this special mothering relationship to all God’s children through your prayers and loving service to Him, your Divine Maker. I AM THE HANDMAID OF THE LORD.

Colossians 2:12

You have been buried with him by your baptism; by which, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead.

Mary speaks: You must die to the ways that are not like Christ so that you more and more rise to a new life in Him, growing more and more in His image and likeness.

Gospel From Today’s Mass

John 15:18-21
The disciples and the world

If the world hates you,
you must realise that it hated me
    before it hated you.
If you belonged to the world,
the world would love you as its own;
but because you do not belong to the world,
because my choice of you
    has drawn you out of the world,
that is why the world hates you.
Remember the words I said to you:
A servant is not greater than his master.
If they persecuted me,
they will persecute you too;
if they kept my word,
they will keep yours as well.
But it will be on my account
    that they will do all this to you,
because they do not know
    the one who sent me.

Mary speaks: My children, even when you are hated, you must love. You are the children of light, you are to be like Jesus.

John 17:20-21

I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
    will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
    and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
    it was you who sent me.

Mary speaks: These verses should be forever on your lips. Jesus wants you to be one. You see the relationship of perfect love between Father, Son and Holy Spirit, perfect Oneness.

You must strive to bring all God’s people into oneness. You are the peacemakers. You are the flock He tends. You must consecrate your hearts to Our Hearts. You will be one in Our Hearts living in the Father’s will.

I give you my peace plan:

Our Lady of Grace


  1. Pray the daily rosary.
  2. Consecrate your hearts to my Heart and the Heart of my Son.
  3. Observe the First Saturday devotion.
  4. Make reparation to Our Hearts.

Mary speaks: The devil creates division - God creates oneness.

You must love, it is the way to oneness.

You must be likened to Him. You are lights in the dark world.

Our Lady's Image in Clearwater, Florida

Mary speaks: This picture is a gift to you. The window was not lighted with any artificial light. I am the Lady of Light, the Lady Clothed with the Sun. This picture shows me as the Lady of Light, the Lady Clothed with the Sun.

Messenger: This picture was given this way. Mary is lighted in the picture, but no light was on her. This was taken from a normal camera, as a normal snapshot.

Mary our Mother, WE HONOR YOU.

Mary our Mother, WE LOVE YOU.

Mary our Mother, YOU ARE OUR QUEEN.


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Sorrowful Mother Statue, postcard

Our Lady of Light

        Mary appeared almost every day from July 5, 1994 until September 5, 1995 at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in the Sorrowful Mother Statue. She said she appeared as Our Lady of Light. She was surrounded by a celestial mist.
        On Mother's Day 1995, she told me to buy a portable camera and take her picture when she appeared. This picture can be found on the front of this card.
        On March 24, 1997, Jesus asked that cards be printed with the picture of Mary taken on Mother's Day on the card. She looked alive during the apparition. Compare this picture to the picture of the statue when she was not appearing. Jesus says He has given great signs of the authenticity of the messages.
        On March 20, 1997, I wrote, "Mary appeared as Our Lady of Fatima for one hour and fifteen minutes. Mary appeared in the Sorrowful Mother statue at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.
        As I began the rosary, I began to see Mary covered with a mist. Then I saw light around her. She got bigger then the statue. Her face softened to that of the most beautiful woman-the same as the picture I took on Mother's Day 1995 when she told me to buy film and take her picture."
        On March 22, 1997, I wrote, "She was Our Lady of Light and she kept going into Our Lady of Fatima-live in the statue."
        She has given us and her Son has given us rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. (The book, Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is available.) These rosaries are still received on the 13th of the month with messages from Jesus and possibly Mary. Come to our Morrow center. Many rosaries are live on tape. There is so much more! Call us! Mary wants us to spread the consecrations and rosaries to school children. She wants the Children's Rosary Book published. Jesus and the Father want us to begin prayer chapters praying for the priests, the renewal of the Church and the world, and the priestly newsletter. Contact Shepherds of Christ Ministries: P.O. Box 193 Morrow, OH 45152-0193, phone (toll free): 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451, fax: (513) 932-6791, or check out the Shepherds of Christ Internet address:!



Psalm 100:3

Be sure that Yahweh is God,
he made us, we belong to him,
his people, the flock of his sheepfold.

A message for the Earth from Jesus
January 22, 1998

I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel I can give myself more completely to the loving tender care of my heavenly Mother?

How do I feel such surrender to her loving care will help us as a couple love one another more?

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