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 9, 2001


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:  Please pray for an important intention.


        Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!

Pray for 3 very urgent intentions,
Spread the Blood of Jesus on all involved, cast the devil far
away, ask for the special coming of the Holy Spirit and consecrate
all hearts to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

May 10th's Holy Spirit Novena scripture selection is Day 5 Period 2. The Novena Rosary Mystery for May 10th is Sorrowful.




Messenger: Our Lord has asked us to pray for a special priest and three other special priests and His designated priests.

                  Please pray for the priestly newsletter and for the intentions on the prayer list at the end of the message.

Messenger: Please pray for an urgent intention, spread the blood of Jesus on them, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil far from them, and ask for a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

                  A second urgent intention is to pray for the mailing of the newsletter and all involved.  Please pray hourly if possible.

May 12-14, 2001 - Retreat in China, Indiana - May 13th is a special anniversary of Fatima

May 9, 2001


Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusI Come Into Your Heart

God's Blue Book III Cover

April 8, 1994

R. How can I be focused on myself when the Son of God is within my breast? This is His aching when I receive God, Who has come to me in such love, and then I focus on all my incidental problems. He wants our love, our longing, our joy to behold the Son of God in our hearts and we focus on such incidentals and worries!

Jesus: Oh, how could you do this to Me when the Son of God enters your breast and comes into your heart and you ignore Me or worry for such nonsense? Be with Me, be in love with Me. Let yourself go of the cares of the world and focus on Me alone, out of such love to come and dwell in your breast.

I am the Son of God and I am in your breast this very day because I love you. How it wounds Me when you ignore Me and look the other way and focus on your incidental worldly cares. Oh, be with Me, please. I come with such love. God enters your breast and I am with you, inside of your heart. Put away all the cares of this world and just be with your Lover.

I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus and I love you so much, My child.

end of April 8, 1994 message



May 9, 2001 message continues

Messenger:    Oh Jesus I am sorry when I receive you and I am
                            so focused on so many things I do not
                            spend time in tenderly loving you.

                        I remember deep ecstatic experiences with Him. It
                            is then my heart knows such joy, but sometimes
                            I experience suffering, so deep because I know
                            it will end.

                        I love to be so existent in Him.
                        I love to be saturated with His deep love as I
                            experience it when He takes me to great
                            heights of existing in Him.

                        Jesus, I just want to be so one with You as my spouse.
                            Every day I find myself giving myself more and more
                            to You, really laying down my life for You and 
                            for souls.
                        Every day I long for the quiet moments with Him, but
                            I want to learn to live in the moment allowing
                            Him to run my life and not wanting anything
                            that is not God's will for me.
                        Everything must be as He wills. It is important
                            not to want more of something than He wants
                            me to have, not to want something He doesn't
                            want me to have at all.

                        He can make everything turn out. We have to let go.

                        Realizing my time is His time, I want to spend my
                            days doing what He wants at every moment.

                        Sometimes He allows me to suffer tremendously.
                        Sometimes He gives me the sweetest taste of
                            deep love and so much joy in His

                        Whatever it is He wants for me, I must want it,
                            not too much of some things, or too little,
                            wanting just what He wants.

                        Here is a homily of Father Carter's from May, 2000
                            exactly as he delivered it in China, Indiana.



Father Carter's homily May 24, 2000

John 15: 1-8

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.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is thrown away like a branch
—and withers;
these branches are collected
     and thrown on the fire
and are burnt.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
you may ask for whatever you please
and you will get it.
It is to the glory of my Father
      that you should bear much fruit
and be my disciples.

    Fr. Carter's homily:
            Much of the thinking of the modern world says this, in effect: 
                "Each of you is master of his or her own destiny. 
                You can do whatever you want; 
                you can become whatever you wish. 
                It is completely within your own power 
                to become a fully developed personality." 

            How far away this idea is from the teaching of Jesus Who tells us, 
                "Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty; 
                for cut off from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5) 

            Certainly the world in its attitude of holding out 
                to the members of society, that it is completely 
                within our power apart from any supreme being 
                to become happy individuals, successful individuals, 
                more and more masters of this earth – how devastating 
                that attitude and its spread throughout all segments of society. 
                How devastating that attitude has been to the modern world. 

            It seems like never before has there been such immorality, 
                such gross acts of inhumanity enacted by other human beings 
                against those who are supposed to be considered their brothers 
                and sisters. 

            And so the modern world has proved through its 
                dismal failures of various types that apart from God 
                we are helpless and we just make such a mess of things. 
                How can it be otherwise? 

            To live according to that attitude of the world is to deny 
                the very truth of creaturehood – that we are creatures 
                completely dependent upon the Creator. 

            And no matter how hard members of today's world 
                try to make it otherwise, it cannot be, 
                because God has made us this way – 
                completely dependent upon Him. 

            Therefore let us glory in the fact that without Jesus 
                we can do nothing. 

            This should give us such joy and peace, 
                because He is in fact telling us, 
                "With Me you can do all things, 
                anything I ask you to do. 
                And your weakness is not 
                an obstacle to this 
                as long as you do not 
                sinfully give in to it, 
                but build upon your weakness 
                as creatures and more and more 
                draw from My strength. 
                And the more you do that, 
                the more you are united to Me 
                and share in My strength and My might, 
                the more you do for the Kingdom." 

            And what we can do for the Kingdom through 
                this ever growing closer union with Jesus 
                we cannot fully fathom. 

            We literally can touch millions and millions 
                and millions of souls. 

            Therefore let us always take these words to heart 
                and glory in them and realize that they are our peace, 
                our security, our happiness, our self-fulfillment, 
                those words which say, 
            "...for cut off from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

end of Father Carter's homily



May 9, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks:  
                        Feed the hungry!!
                        I want you to reach those that are hungry with
                            My prayers so they will pray them.

                        If it is too costly to send 20,000 prayer manuals
                            to Africa, send sheets of paper with the 
                            prayers on them.

                        There are not Holy Spirit Novena books available
                            because of funds.

                        I want the novena circulated. The Holy Spirit Novena
                            can be printed on a legal sheet of paper.
                        The Prayers of the Prayer Manual can be printed
                            on 8 1/2x11 paper.
                        I want My prayers prayed all over the earth.

                        You do not have funds because you have not
                            reached the nursing homes. You need to
                            circulate the pictures of My image and
                            My Mother's image to the earth. This will
                            help bring in funds and donations.

                         I will not give you funds when there are things
                            that must be done.

                        I want you to reach the Nursing Homes so they will
                            pray and offer their lives up daily in the
                            Morning Offering.

                        Print these cards and make them available to
                            all to circulate to nursing homes and
                            hospitals. They are hungry, you need
                            the world praying more and more, interceding,
                            offering up their days for the priest, the
                            Church and the world.

                        Reach the nursing homes. This message is now
                            6 years old.

                        Please listen to Me.
                        You want it your way.

                        I tell you how you must reach the hungry

                        Communion can be taken to the Nursing homes
                            by lay distributors. 

                        Reach the Nursing Homes.

                        Please help Me. I am Jesus,   I love you



A Note From the President:

We have a video which can be played using the RealPlayer 8 Basic program. This program can be downloaded free of charge from the website. Look for the section where free downloads are available and select the RealPlayer 8 Basic program. 

You do not need to stay at the computer while the RealPlayer 8 Basic program or our movie is downloading. The movie takes about 8 MB of disk space. Once you have the movie saved on your hard drive, you can play it over and over with no wait to interested friends or family members.

These photos were captured from the movie which can be downloaded. We started with video footage of Our Lady of Clearwater and video footage of Our Lady of Guadalupe. When I faded from Our Lady of Clearwater to Our Lady of Guadalupe in the video, I was startled and amazed to see how well the two images match up. I believe it is another sign that Our Lady is truly appearing to the children of the Earth on the Mary Image Building in Clearwater, Florida.

This Internet movie is a small sample of scenes from a real VHS video which was directed by our Lord and is available from Shepherds of Christ. Please contact us to obtain a copy of this video. We operate on donations.

click here to download "RealPlayer 8 Basic" for free
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click here to download the Mary's Image Movie



Messenger: Jesus asks us to pray for special things.
  Spread the Blood of Jesus, Consecrate their hearts,
                Cast the Devil far away, ask for the coming of the Holy

                1)  Pray for urgent intention and all involved.
                2)  Pray for Father Mike and Father Laurentin.
                3)  Pray for special Bishops and Archbishops
                4)  Pray for a special man and son,
                     and family and all involved.
                5)  Pray for all priests, Bishops and Cardinals
                     receiving the Newsletter.
                     Pray for grace for them to respond especially
                     by beginning prayer chapters.
                6)  Pray for the telephone operators.
                7)  Pray for communication and business in
                8)  Pray for people to respond to fund letters.
                9)  Pray for money to circulate pictures.


              10)  Pray for funds and grace.
              11)  Pray for all Shepherds of Christ apostles,
                     handmaids, servants.
              12)  Pray for availability Prayer manuals.
              13)  Pray for second priestly Newsletter Book.
              14)  Pray for documentary and all involved.
              15) Pray for special intentions of our donors.



          I am but a little speck on this earth,
                 but with His might He can use me
                 to spread the devotion to His
                 Most Sacred Heart.

          Oh dear and precious Heart of Jesus
                 I give myself as completely as
                 possible to Thee so you will use
                 me to spread the devotion to the
                 ends of the earth for Your most
                 precious Heart.

          I am Rita your precious soul.

          Use me to help to spread this burning
                 devotion to the souls of this earth.

          I am yours, take me, use me as you

           I surrender myself to you.

          It is your might behind me, your power
                 that sends me. I am an Apostle of
                 the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I give
                 myself as completely as possible to

          Sacred Heart of Jesus I place my
                 trust in Thee.

          Father hear us please. We beg through
                the  intercession of Father Carter
                and Our Lady of Clearwater that 
                prayer chapters are started all over
                the world and the Priestly Newsletter
                gets there immediately with the
                Prayer Manual.

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. O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light. 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. I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)

A Note from the President of Shepherds of Christ:

If you are devoted to Our Lady's rosary, we need your help! A member of our ministry is very devoted to Our Blessed Mother and he is helping to teach us how to grow our volunteer rosary makers. He estimates that we will need approximately $37,000 this year for beads alone! This translates into 22,339,500 rosary beads (yes, 22 million beads) assembled by volunteers into 378 thousand rosaries. The biggest users of our rosaries are the Catholic schools, who requested more than 100,000 rosaries last year.

Can you help us? I appeal to you for funds, whether large or small. We give because we love God, we love our Blessed Mother, and we love souls. We will accept gifts in many forms, besides cash or check donations, we can receive gifts directly in the form of stocks or property. These gifts can offer large tax advantages to the donor and increase the monetary value of the gift to us. Also if you can help assemble rosaries we need your help! If you can help us in anyway, please call or write us. God Bless!

I love you,
John Weickert


A rosary can be used to pray for healing. It is powerful to unite our prayers to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater.

In times of trouble, for special prayer, we can use our rosary and pray as follows.

A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

On one Hail Mary bead or as many as you desire, say: 

May God heal                     through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater in union with the Mass and all the Masses being celebrated around the world.

Pray the Hail Mary or Hail Mary's then pray this after the Hail Mary.

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

May                     be healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater if it be the holy will of God.

Note: You can look at Mary on the image rosary while you pray this rosary.

Note: The above section can be printed out from a PDF file, and you can pray the rosary looking at the pictures.

December 17, 2000, Mary speaks:

Help me to circulate my red and blue
    Rosary Books and the
    prayers my Son gives to you.

This is a gift we give you.
All the revelations are gifts given to you.
My Son is the Light of the World.
He is Jesus born in a stable.
Will you help me?
He is the Light of the World. Help me, help me
    reach my children of the world.

To order your Rosary Book fill out this form and send your donation to Shepherds of Christ Ministries, PO Box 193, Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193, Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451.

Name: _________________      Street: _____________________________

City:   _________________      State:   _________________ Zip: ________

Donation price:  $7 A   $15 A   $25 A   $50 A   $100 A   Other $_____ A

Messenger: Mary wants the Red Rosary Book printed. It will cost $12,000 - $14,000 to get them reprinted. Mary has asked us to always circulate them. They go with the apparition in Florida.

ROSARIES from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Messenger: The new Blue Rosary Book Volume II of Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary has been printed. It cost $21,000. Please pray with us for funds.



Messenger: Pray for Ron, Fernando and Perry.

Prayer List for apostles for interior use in the Movement. Pray hourly.

Spread the Blood of Jesus on everyone involved with Shepherds of Christ in any way, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil out, pray for coming of the Holy Spirit in a special way for all people involved on this list.

Please pray for one new very important intention.
Pray for the 5 urgent intentions.
Pray for the Pope and everyone we need to help us.
* Pray for the priestly newsletter, for funds for it and for all involved.
Pray for the taping of the priestly newsletter.
Pray for the reproduction of disks.
Pray for the Newsletter that went from China and Eden Prairie.
Pray for priests receiving the Newsletter for grace.
Pray for fund letters, all donors, and getting the right names. 
Pray for setting up telephone communications at the Morrow Center for priests receiving the newsletter and wanting the Prayer Manuals.
Pray for open communications within the Shepherds of Christ Ministries.
Consecrate Hearts of all Priests in the world saying Mass today.
Pray to see the vision of the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the Era of Peace.
Pray for the prison ministry.
Pray for Michael B.
Pray for the Documentary.
Pray for all mankind, Church and the world.
Pray to make amends to God for the sins of the men of this earth.
Pray to make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Pray for Don, Don, Mike, Bob, Bob, Dave, Reggie, Bush, all donors and those who Jesus wants to help us financially.
Pray for Father Carter and the Jesuits, the people at Colombiere.
* Pray for 2 special priests.
* Pray for funds and grace.
Pray for designated priests, Fr. Mike, Fr. Laurentin, Fr. Joe, Fr. Lou B., Fr. Jim, Fr. Willig, Fr. Smith, Fr. Ken, Fr. Sevilla and all priests involved in the Imprimaturs translations including all bishops and all bishops over us. Pray for Bishop Ed, Fr. Don, Father at Tuesday Masses, Fr. Tom, Fr. Bill, all priests involved with Walter, Fr. Hagee and special priests, priests who help us in China, and priests who help us in Florida.
Pray for Father's sister Merle, for all of us servants, handmaids, apostles and vocations to all 7 categories.
Pray for the Internet team and the daily messages.
Pray for people reading the Internet.
Pray for prayer book, Mass Book II, and Daily Message Books.
Pray for all covers, pray for Cathy.
Pray for the elected officials.
Pray for an audience with the Pope.
Pray for all Jesuits involved, all those over us.
Pray for Mike and Dan.
Pray for the rights to the books, pray for Jesuits in Father's house.
Pray for the process of getting Father's books on the Internet.
Pray for money to reprint the books.
Pray for the Imprimatur on the Priestly Newsletter Book II.
Pray we can send it to all bishops and Jesuits.
Pray for Fernando, Ron, Joseph, Peter, Ed, Jane, Sonia, Don, Sue & Ken.
Pray for Perry and family and discernment.
Pray for all sub-centers and all out-of-state rosaries; Denver, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Toledo, St. Louis, Memphis and California.
Pray for the sisters' mailing, nursing home mailing, bus mailing.
Pray for Genevieve's daughter and Sheila's mom and the repose of the soul of Jerry's dad.
Pray for Paul and Joan discernment.
Pray for B & M and Tina and Terry, all printing jobs, companies involved.
Pray for 5th, the 13th, the 17th.
Pray hourly for the Rosary on the 5th & all attending and those traveling to Florida.
Pray for building up of Morrow, Ohio, Dale, Indiana, Toledo, Ohio, Sidney, Ohio, Iowa, and other sub-centers.
Pray for the Holy Spirit Center and all involved.
Pray for all our families, children in school, college mailing.
Pray for lots and lots of people to help us get prayer manuals and pictures.
Pray for Rosary Factory and rosary beads.
Pray for lots of rosary makers and rosaries for the schools.
Pray for Paul C., Margaret Mary, Steve and Sheila, Monica, Angie, Marian, Cathy, Joe, Nick, Mary, Emily, Joe, Doris, Glaci, Dunkers, Joan R., Morgan, Mark, Walter, Janice, Mike A., Margaret, Ron, Harold, Scott, Nathan, Don,  Rosalie, and Dennis.
Pray for everyone who has asked us to pray for them.
Pray for Steve and Sheila and repairs.
Pray for Fred doing the paper and all involved in priestly "start-up".
Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ children.
Pray for Victor's son, Michael. (Victor and Frances)
Pray for Delores and organization of writings and other material.

Last revised March 7, 2001

(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)


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.


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel when I am upset and you will not listen or even try to understand in love?

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