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.

June 17, 2004

June 18th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for June 18th are Joyful.

       

       Retreat in China, Indiana

There will be priests there everyday saying Mass.

June 13, 2004 to June 19, 2004

   

Please come for the feast of the

Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart

June 18th and 19th!

                        

      

 

Excerpt from October 8, 2001

Messenger:  On October 11, 2001, Thursday, some of us 
                        will attend Mass at 3:45pm if you can come. 

                        Call the Morrow Center for the location 
                            of the Mass.

                        We will be praying the 6:20 prayers at 
                                Father Carter's grave.

                        I will be talking at 5:45, so be there at 
                                5:30 promptly.

                        Some people will pray before the Blessed Sacrament in 
                                China on Sunday. Others will attend Mass together on 
                                Sunday morning in Cincinnati. There will be a 
                                special tour of places in Cincinnati.

 

     

October 8, 2001 message continues

Messenger: At Mass today the priest talked about
                        the Power of the Eucharist.

                   He said:

                   We are Renewed by the Eucharist.

                   We go to the Eucharist it helps heal
                       our wounds.

                   We are strengthen by the Eucharist. We carry the "good news" to others.

                   The priest said "Help us to be ministers of light."

                   He prayed for ministers that they can find the
                       words to deliver the message God
                       wants them to deliver.


note messenger says: 

                   Oh this is a message of hope.

                   At the Eucharist we are refreshed,
                       made new.

                   We are refreshed, strengthened ... renewed.


                    The priest said we feel "beat up sometimes by life"
                       and we come to the Eucharist and we are renewed.

                   I could tell when I went to communion
                       to the priest how he was there
                       to serve and seemed so connected to Jesus.

                   I pray for all priests.
                   This is our mission to pray for our priests
                       that celebrate the Mass.

                   We love our priests so much.

                   I was fed at the Mass.

                   I was nourished and the priest
                       helped me to treasure the Eucharist
                       more by his homily.

Jesus speaks: Your priests are so important.

                        As a Shepherds of Christ member you
                            lay down your lives for the flock.

                        You lay down your lives daily in
                            the morning offering.

   


   

John 10: 11-15

I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd lays down his life
   for his sheep.
The hired man,
   since he is not the shepherd
and the sheep do not belong to him,
abandons the sheep
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
   and runs away,
and then the wolf attacks
   and scatters the sheep;
he runs away
   because he is only a hired man
and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own
and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father;
and I lay down my life for my sheep.

  


     

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks: I feed you, I give you Myself in the
                            Eucharist.

                        Oh, it is such a gift.

                        Oh I come to you.
                        I give you My Body.
                        I give you My Blood.

                        I am truly present in the Eucharist.

                        It has been difficult for you to reprint
                            My letters of love in God's Blue Book.

                        You must pray for your donors.

                        You can ask people to help you.

                        The Blue Books have helped change
                            peoples lives.

                        The Blue Books are mighty medicine.
                        They can help lead men to the Eucharist.

  

The Power is in the Eucharist.

     

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks: Please, Please help Me to get My
                        Blue Books to the men.

                        The prayers you have prayed in the Shepherds of Christ
                            have helped priests.

                        The prayers have helped to bring down
                            great grace for the Church and
                            the world.

                        Do not be discouraged because you
                            may not directly see the results of
                            your prayers and your labors.

                        Be happy and know all your hard
                            work is helping to bring down
                            great grace for the Church and
                            the world.

                        A Shepherd of Christ is one who lays down
                            their life in the morning offering.

                        Praying the Shepherds of Christ Prayers will help you.
                            I promise this in the message I gave
                            to Father Carter July 31, 1994.

       


 

From the message to Father Carter July 31, 1994

13th Promise

    "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."

   


    

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks: This is the mission of the Shepherd of Christ

                            1) To circulate the priestly Newsletter to
                                    the priests.

                            2) To pray the prayers I gave to Father
                                    Carter for the priests, the Church
                                    and the world.

                        Your mother Mary defined this mission
                            further in her message July 15, 1998.

  


    

Excerpts from July 15, 1998

Mary speaks: ...I appear here to teach the children of this earth through my rosary and the prayers of the Good Shepherd....

I am Mary your Mother. From my site in Florida, I want to teach my world to pray....


end of July 15, 1998 message

  


  

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks: We have taught you to be intercessors,
                            laying down your lives, offering
                            up all you do for souls - for the
                            priests, the Church and the world.

                        I thirst for souls. 

   

   

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks:   I long for them.

                        I gave My life for My precious souls.

                        I give Myself to you now in the Eucharist,

                        I come dripping in Blood.

                        I came with My Heart on Fire to
                            Save the Fallen Race.

        


    

    Excerpt from July 15, 1998

    Daily Message from Mary

   "I wish a crucifix to be placed at the site
     in the main window beside my image."

    


   

   

October 8, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks: I am so pleased with the crucifix.

                        I have promised great grace to those
                            who pray before it or before
                            a picture of it.

                        My Mother has appeared Our Lady of
                            Clearwater, Our Lady of Fatima
                            in the Americas.

                        I want her image circulated all over
                            the earth now.

                        They must know she appears to deliver
                            a message to her children.

                        She wants to take them home to
                            My Heart.

                        I am Jesus, I give you My Eucharistic
                            Heart on fire for love of you,
                            on fire for love of My precious
                            souls, I gave My life for.

                        Please pray for the priest and the
                            the events of October 12, 13, 14.

                        I want all apostles, servants and handmaids
                            to renew their commitment
                            to Me.

                        This is important.

  

   

    October 12, 2001 will be a special day in China, Indiana.
                Mass - 12 PM
will be a special day in China, Indiana.
                Mass - 12 PM
(China time)
               
At night there will be a special service for 
                    the apostles, handmaids, and servants  
                    after the 6:20 prayers.

    Rosary October 13, 2001 China, Indiana 
                  
Rosary - 12:00 PM
China time
                    Exposition -
October 12, 2001 thru
                                        
October 14, 2001 (noon China time)
                    
                        
48 hours of prayer


  Messenger: On Thursday October 11, 2001 we will pray
                        the 6:20 prayers at the grave of
                        Father Carter.

                    A brief talk will begin about 5:45 promptly,
                        then the prayers and rosary at 6:20.

                    Also there is a Mass at 3:45 on Thursday. Call for details.

                    On October 12, 2001, Friday, Mass will be 12:00 noon China
                        time at St. Anthony's in China, Indiana.

                    At 6:20, apostles, servants and handmaids
                        will renew their commitment
                        to Shepherds of Christ after the 6:20
                        prayers.

                    On October 13, 2001, Saturday
                        Prayers will begin at 12:00 China time -
                        this prayer service will be broadcasted live to
                        the Virgin Mary building
                        from China, Indiana.
                        This is at 1:00 Florida Time.

                    Please come if you can, please be united in
                        prayer and song for about
                        five hours on this
                        84th anniversary of
                        Mary's appearance at Fatima.

Jesus speaks: This will please Me.
                        I request that you do this
                            if possible, unite in
                            prayer if you are unable
                            to attend.

                Pray as a body united to the
                        Mass.

                    A Shepherd of
                Christ offers up all
                they do in the morning
                offering, united to the Mass,
                united to the angels and saints,
                praying for great grace for
                the priests, the Church and
                    the world.

                My Heart is full of love.
                I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
                    on fire for love of you.
                Your prayers have helped to
                    renew the Church and the
                    world.

                Continue to pray - more
                    fervently and get
                    prayer chapters
                    begun.

                Circulate My
                prayer manual
                and Blue Books.

                Praying the Holy Spirit
                    Novena will help
                    you to receive
                    healing graces and grow
                    in greater oneness.

                I love you so
                    much.

                    Jesus

         


       

   

October 8, 2001

Messenger: There is so much noise in our world.
                    The little children are taught by the
                        Turtles and video games.

                    The children are open and ready to be
                        taught.

                    We have cell phones for babies,
                        books that talk, lap top
                        computers.

                    The noise and songs blare out from
                        all kinds of videos.

                    Mary has said the babies love the
                        songs from Jesus.

                    She has said to play the nursing
                        home video for them.

                    The sweet comfort of the singing at Mass
                        and the recitation of the rosary
                        can calm a crying baby.

                    We sing lullabies to babies.

                    Sing the song from Jesus softly
                        to the little infants.

                    They want peace.

                    They want joy.

                    They want love.

                    They want comfort.

                    Why teach them about the blaring noise?
                        They really love the softness
                        of sweet music.

                    We are teaching our children.

                    Mary said to keep the image of Mary as Our
                        Lady of Clearwater next to the sick children, that
                        she will help them.

Mary speaks: The young ones will love to watch the
                            Nursing home video.

                        It is a great gift to look at the
                            Nursing home videos.

                        It is a gift for everyone to see the
                            image of Mary and the
                            beautiful crucifix of Jesus.

                        Keep pictures of Our Lady of Clearwater
                            by the babies bed.

                        Ask her to watch over them.

   


   

October 8, 2001

Messenger:   Today is October 8th, it is the anniversary 
                        of the "Seedless, barren, no fruit on 
                        the vine" message.
Click on for this message.

   


  

Excerpt from October 10, 2000 message

Messenger:  I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love. The events that went on Sunday in Rome are the results of a lot of  your prayers and sacrifices and the Newsletter. I think of the words of Jesus, "Did you think I wouldn't answer your prayers?" Three years after the "Seedless, Barren, No Fruit on the Vine" message, October 8, 1997, there is this great celebration as there was on October 8, 2000, by the pope.

    


   

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

  

Received the evening of October 4, 2001

Messenger:        I prayed a lot right in front of the tabernacle 
                                in the big chapel. Now it is called the 
                                rosary chapel. I prayed in the 
                                very early hours, long before
                                others even came.

 

Rosary Chapel

   

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        I received very many insights from all these
                                places in the old seminary.
                            A lot of the time I was by myself with Jesus
                                when I prayed there.

 

    

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        I also prayed before Our Lady of Grace in
                                the early morning hours in the sanctuary
                                to the left of the altar.

 

   

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        I can note the experiences They gave me
                                here, they are engraved on my soul.

                                I know the emotions, the dates,... I know
                                    the experiences deep inside my soul.

 

December 12, 1994

 

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        It was here in the rosary chapel,
                                Fr. Carter talked on December 12, 1994
                                to the Blue Book Shepherd of Christ People.
                                We have this on video. Here are pictures
                                from the video.

     

December 12, 1994

 

December 12, 1994

  

December 12, 1994

 

December 12, 1994

   

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        The piano was in the front right corner.

 

December 12, 1994

  

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        The prayers were in the back where Mary
                                had appeared most of the times
                                we did the Shepherds of Christ meetings,
                                then we went to the front right corner of 
                                the chapel for the meetings.

 

 

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        We sang and read messages.

 

 

December 12, 1994

 

December 12, 1994

    

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Fr. Carter read messages then at many
                                17th meetings 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997
                                and he attended the Shepherds of Christ
                                meetings. 

 

December 12, 1994

  

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Then he spent more time
                                on the Newsletter and praying at home.

                            After March 1995, the meetings were mostly
                                held in the Sorrowful Mother Chapel.
                                The whole chapel was full of Shepherds 
                                of Christ members many times.

     

     

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        It was a happy time and we received
                                    the Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus
                                    and Mary by candle light.

                                We would then go to the hall and usually
                                    have donut holes from Dunkin 
                                    Donuts and apple juice etc. or
                                    celebrate someone's birthday.

    

We were celebrating a birthday in the social hall.
    

 

 

   

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Fr. Carter said the social after the Shepherds of Christ
                                        meetings and after the 17th meetings
                                        were very important.

  

A special social where we honored Father
  

  

October 4, 2001 message continues

Messenger:                Father Carter came then too to
                                        most of the gatherings in 94, 95, 96 and 
                                        1997 until April 1997. Then he spent 
                                        a lot of time praying and working at his Jesuit priest
                                        residence during the Shepherds of Christ meeting.

                            On February 13, 1997 
                                    Father Carter led the rosary
                                    Father Carter gave this talk 
                                    And there were over 600 people there.              

     

    

February 13, 1997

Talk given by Father Edward J. Carter, SJ
Founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Talk given February 13, 1997 National Conference of Shepherds of Christ, held at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, Ohio.

    Before we begin the rosary, Iíd like to say a few words about the great importance of these days on the 13th of each month. Before Our Lord asked me to begin the Shepherds of Christ Ministries, the 1st dimension of that ministries was given to me on May the 31st, 1994. But before Our Lord asked me to start the ministries, I had been given a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. And I knew that everything concerning recent Marian apparitions centered around the Fatima message. The Fatima message is key to the peace of the world, as Our Lady of Fatima has told us. So because I had been given a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, it was no surprise to me when Our Lord told me, and through me the whole Movement, the great connection that there would be between Shepherds of Christ Ministries and helping to bring the Fatima message to conclusion. Iíll expand more upon that in my talk this afternoon. But here and now Iíd like to read just a part of the message I received on October the 13th, 1994, when Our Lord called the full Ministries into existence. It had begun May 31st , some five or six months previous to that. But really October the 13th, 1994, marks the real birth, the complete birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. And part of the message I received on that day reads as follows:

"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 Motherís 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. Today then, October the 13th, 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, the Chief Shepherd of the Flock."

    The calling of Our Lord to Shepherds of Christ to be present if possible at these meetings on the 13th of each month, and if they cannot be present physically, to be present in spirit with us then comes as no surprise. Itís merely another unfolding in the history of the Shepherds of Christ Movement and in the Fatima message.

    These 13th of the months meetings are extremely important. They are great instruments which Our Lord and Our Lady are using to help bring to completion the Fatima message, which will result in that great era of peace, which Our Lady of Fatima promised eventually would come to the world.

    So I ask you to take these meetings on the 13th of the month with the utmost seriousness, gratitude, thanksgiving, joy that Our Lord, for His own reasons has chosen Shepherds of Christ, the members thereof, the whole Ministries to play such a great part in the completion of the Fatima message. It comes as no surprise either that Our Lord gives special messages during the rosary on the meeting of the 13th, just as Our Lady of Fatima gave messages to the three visionaries at Fatima in 1917, from May through October. So at this stage of the Fatima messageís unfolding, it is no surprise that they continue, and in a new way and a new phase of the Fatima plan, give us these very special messages on the 13th. They are meant not only for us here present, they are meant for all members of the Movement, and eventually for the whole world. All these messages, all these rosaries on the 13th, eventually go onto our Internet with its world-wide audience.

    So please, be very grateful to God for the messages He gives us during the rosary. Not everything which Rita says is a message. I think youíll be able to distinguish when sheís receiving a message from Our Lord or from Our Lady, and when she is speaking from her own heart. Sometimes the transition is very quick and you may miss it, but there are both ways in which meditations are given on the decades: in strict locutions or messages, and then from Ritaís meditations or reflections herself.

(After the Rosary)

    I wish to thank everybody who made the effort to be here with us, especially those people who had to travel from out of town. Iím sure the Lord has blessed you already and will continue to do so for your effort to be here. These are extremely important meetings on the 13th of the month. Our Lord has, Himself, instructed us in His great love and mercy for us and the whole world to have them. From these meetings, the messages of Our Lord, the previous message given at Fatima, go out to the whole world...

    I sort of left off when I introduced the rosary by reading the rest, or at least a good part of the rest, of that message which I, myself, received on October the 13th, 1994, when Our Lord called the full Shepherds of Christ Ministries into existence.

"My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission."

    He had already asked me on May the 31st of 1994 to start the priestly newsletter and then shortly after that to start the prayer chapters.

"Iím 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 Motherís 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."

    So (this is) one of the most important messages given in the whole history of our Movement, and I think you can see why. Not only was Our Lord calling the Ministries into full bloom with this message, but He was making that great connection between Shepherds of Christ and the Fatima message.

    You see how He says that both the Fatima message and Shepherds of Christ is centered in devotion, and especially in consecration, to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    So in my moments here before you this afternoon, I wish to speak a bit about this consecration.

    Iíll start off by reading a message of Our Lord and from "Tell My People" which deals with this consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

"My beloved friend, tell My people that I desire all to consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Maryís Immaculate Heart. Tell them not to just recite words in making the Act of Consecration, but to realize what they are saying. Consecration to Our Hearts means a total gift of self. That means handing over everything to Me and My Mother. Consecration means a willingness to surrender completely to Me. In Baptism, one is consecrated to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But how many fail to live out their consecration? I extend to all the invitation to renew this Baptismal consecration through consecration to My Heart and to My Motherís Heart.

"My beloved companion, I have taught you what this consecration means. I have given you great peace, joy and happiness because you have made this consecration. I have taught you that you are to renew this act of consecration each day. I constantly remind you that you are to pray each day for the grace to more and more live the consecration. I have taught you that your consecration to Me and My Mother means that you constantly surrender yourself to Us and to Our care. I have taught you that the more you surrender yourself to Me, the more I live in you, and through you and for you. I have taught you that My great love for you longs to draw you more deeply into My Heart. I have shown you that I wish your Mother Mary to place you there within My Heart, and that the more you dwell within her Heart, the more deeply she places you within My Heart. Dwelling within Our Hearts, the Holy Spirit fashions you more and more in My likeness. The Father thus looks upon you with greater favor and takes you more closely to Himself.

"Tell My people all these wondrous truths. I am Lord and Master and I desire all to listen to My words. (end of message)"

    And what beautiful words those are, which Christ gives all, to us all regarding the consecration to His Heart and Maryís Heart.

    I want to - after that message of Jesus telling us what consecration involves, I wish to single out a few aspects of the consecration, what it includes. One aspect of our consecration and especially the consecration which Our Lord has given us for Shepherds of Christ, one aspect of our consecration to Their Hearts is to realize that we are apostles and that we are called to go out into the world as we have heard in the rosary today, and other times to be the apostles of His love, of His love and His Motherís love, and thus to help bring about that great era of peace promised by Our Lord, Our Lady of Fatima in which love will just dominate. Thatís what it means when Our Lady says, "In the end," she says, "my Immaculate Heart will triumph." And along with that triumph of her Immaculate Heart will occur the Reign of the Sacred Heart. The Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart simply is a reign of love, a triumph of love and in that era there will be a type of love existent in the hearts of the members of the human family never known before. We will all be so united in love to the Father and the Holy Spirit through the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And not only with Them, but with each other. What a glorious era we have to look forward to.

    We are apostles. More and more as the Movement has gone on, Jesus is letting us know that, yes, we are supposed to pray. This is one of our primary duties in the chapters and elsewhere, to pray for priests and all others. But more and more He is telling us that now is the time to start to more and more move out from our chapters and to be apostles of His love, to help spread the Movement, to help spread the consecrations in the schools through the consecration cards, the Rosary Aves, both of which have the Imprimatur of the Cincinnati Archdiocese, to help spread all our materials, all our books and all the various rosaries, the rosary tapes. And you are called to do that.

    In the beginning of the Movement, it was a relatively few people who were carrying the burden and carrying the Ministry on. We have entered a great new episode of the Movement, principally in that episode, principally centers itself around these meetings of the 13th. More and more people are realizing as they hear more and more the messages, more and more people in the Movement are hearing that Jesus is calling each one of us to be apostles of the Movement, to spread the Movement, to help implement the various ministries in all ways possible, to help spread the movement by starting new prayer chapters. Just think if we have something like, I guess, 2500-3000 members in the chapters and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement here in this country and throughout the world-most of those, thus far, in this country.

    But just think if each person would take it upon himself or herself to go all out to get one more new chapter formed. Thatís not impossible, I donít think thatís asking something heroic. That would double our chapters; that would double our prayer power. And so much of the Movement, the success of it, depends upon the prayer power coming out of the chapters and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement. So Heís calling all of us; and how admirably so many in the Movement are answering. I wish to single out-just because all of you know about the Florida apparition-four or five, six, I donít know how many now of our members from Ritaís core group have gone down to the apparition site. One of our main members, Tom A., has a home there at St. Petersburg, and Clearwater is just a short distance from there. And theyíve been going down and staying in his house, and each day going over to the apparition site and handing out our materials, especially the rosary message tape, but other materials also. This is what Our Lord, Our Lady has asked us to do. And theyíve had phenomenal success. We canít keep enough materials down there. They just, the people are just so eager for it. But this is what...and they do it on their own time, they drive down, some of them spend three or four days, some a week and they come back. But what a marvelous example of their answering the call to the apostleship to which Jesus calls them in the Movement. And theyíre doing just a tremendous amount of good.

    And by the way when Iím talking and as long as Iím talking about Florida I might read you part of that message of Our Lady. You have read it, no doubt if youíd gotten a copy of the picture with the message on the back. But for my own purposes I want to read that here and now. So Mary tells us, this is the message which Rita received on December the 19th:

Mary speaks: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morní. He is the Almighty God the Light of the world.

    I appear to you, my children on a bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus for your money. Your money is your god.

    I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you.

    When Rita got that message and when she gave it to me, both of us for a number of days thought that her number of apparitions was simply decreasing, but we both came to the conclusion; well Rita came to the conclusion and I followed after her, in agreement with her conclusion, Mary says, "I do not appear as I once appeared to you." She was saying apparently that, "Iím appearing to you in this new way, where the whole world can see me."

    So many othersí apparition sites have had their believers of course, but many, many people throughout the world have doubted all this talk about the various apparition sites of Mary. She says, "I do not appear as I once appeared to you." She is appearing on a bank for the whole world to see.

Mary continues:

"I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now."

    Thatís one of the main things our apostles down in Florida are doing, handing out the tapes with this message.

Mary continues:

"Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book."

    Sheís referring to a book which Shepherds of Christ Publications came out right around Christmas time. Hopefully all of you have received it in the mail, Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as given to Rita. Now hereís the point I want to make here and now. Notice how she links up the apparition site with the circulation of her Rosary Book, and we are circulating the book there. But to me, thereís a very great phenomenon connected with the colors on the window, bank windows and the Rosary Book. And Rita herself pointed this out to me. Now this cover on this book-it was designed by Hal K. weeks and even months before the apparition of Our Lady on the bank in Florida. When did you start to design that Hal? (question asked to Harold K.) Almost, two years ago. And the colors were already selected months ago, right? Well if youíll take the picture of the bank of the apparition of the bank on Florida, and this Rosary Book, you will notice that the colors are the same. To me, thatís a miraculous confirmation of the fact that Our Lady is connecting the apparition site on the bank in Florida with the Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a special way with the rosaries. Itís just phenomenal. You can check the colors out one by one. Theyíre a little bit brighter on the book, but because of the photography involved I think you can see how they wouldnít be quite as bright on this. But check out the colors. Theyíre the same on the Rosary Book and on this. And these colors, as I say, were picked by Hal months and months before the apparition. You can take it for what you want, but for me itís a miraculous confirmation of this message, that Our Lady chose those same colors which are on the front of her Rosary Book, to show the same colors relative to her apparition there on the bank in Florida.

    Therefore, our Florida apostles are one of the many examples I could point out to you of how people in the Movement are more and more taking up the challenge, the invitation of Jesus and Mary to spread this Movement throughout the world. They have chosen the Shepherds of Christ Movement as a great instrument to help bring about the Fatima message. How privileged we are to be part of it, to be called to it. I believe, Iíve told you this before, at least some of you have heard me, I think this Movement is one of the greatest in the history of the Church. And I think history itself will bear that out. So how precious a gift each of us has been given by Our Lord in calling us to be members of this Movement.

    Therefore, a very important aspect of our consecration to Their Hearts is to be apostles, to help spread all the ministries. Another aspect of our consecration is the idea of union. I think weíre all very well aware how the consecration unites us to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and through Them to the Father and the Holy Spirit. But perhaps we donít think often enough of that how it unites us with one another, in the Movement, in the Church, throughout the whole world. You cannot grow in union with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, without growing in union with all your neighbors. And this is the tough part. Itís relatively easy to love Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, isnít it? Three Persons in One God infinitely perfect and Mary a human person, perfect, free from all sin. Itís easy to love the Triune Persons and Mary, relatively speaking. But itís not all that easy to love each other all the time, isnít it? And yet thatís what Jesus calls us to. Jesus literally died for each and every person. And no matter how unattractive a person is in their behavior, Jesus still died for that person. If He loved that person enough to die for that person, then certainly we have to love them, him or her, and especially within the Movement. Satan is violently attacking us, he will always try to cause division in the Movement. But if we are going to be examples - and we are called to that, to be examples to the whole Church and the whole world of what itís going to be like in the new era, when we all exist in such great loving union with each other in Christ. We are the forerunners of that. Weíre helping to prepare the way for that for the whole Church, for the whole world. Not only us, but we have been given a special mission for that. So we have to be united in love with each other, if we have differences, we work them out in love and in peace. We work them out in love and in peace. In one of the Blue Books, Jesus says, "The glass is either half-empty or itís half-full." I look at my neighbor, whether he or she is in the Movement or outside of it. I can either look at the half-empty part of the glass or the half-full part. I can either look at that personís faults and concentrate on them, or I can concentrate on the great goodness which is inherently theirs. If they are in the state of sanctifying grace, their soul is magnificently beautiful, despite the blemishes of their failings of their sins. When I look at a person, do I look at the half-empty part or the half-full part?

    Everyday I ask you to pray for a growing unity in the Movement. What Our Lord has allowed us to accomplish so far in less than three years is just miraculous, I think itís just miraculous. The sign becomes ever and ever greater that He started this Movement, not me. I was just the instrument which He chose to head it up. He has given me so many beautiful people to help me do the Movement and that includes all of you. He has given you so many beautiful companions in the Movement. Let us concentrate on that part of it. This is the only way weíre going to be models to the rest of the Church and the world, of the profound union that Our Lord calls us to, not only with Himself, but with each other.

    Strength for all this, day after day, itís not easy to live this way, is it? But as I said in my homily, the great strength we have for that is the Eucharist. The power of the Eucharist is much greater than your faults or my faults or the faults of others in the Movement that surround you, or the faults of others in your parish, or the rest of the Church and the world. He can give you the strength to arise above your own faults and the faults of others around you, and march forward in the most positive way towards this great new era. Oh what a gift the Eucharist is.

    St. Julian Eymard, the founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, who gave us such beautiful writings on the Eucharist, in one of his writings on the Eucharist he says:

"It is true also that the world does all in its power to prevent us from loving Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament with a real and practical love, to prevent us from visiting Him and cripple the effects of His love. This world engrosses the attention of souls; it finds and enslaves them with external occupations in order to deter them from dwelling too long on the love of Jesus. It even fights directly against this practical love and represents it as optional, as practicable at most only in a convent. And the devil wages incessant warfare on our love for Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. He knows that Jesus is there, living and substantially present; that by Himself He is drawing souls and taking direct possession of them. The devil tries to efface the thought of the Eucharist in us, and the good impression made by it; for in his mind, that should decide the issue of the struggle." (That is if we give in to Jesusí desire to possess us in the Eucharist.) "And yet God is all love. This gentle Savior pleads with us from the Host: "Love Me as I have loved you; abide in My love! I came to cast the fire of love on the earth, and My most ardent desire is that it should set your hearts on fire."1

1St. Peter Eymard, "The Most Blessed Sacrament Is Not Loved!," as in The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, Fr. John Hardon, S.J., ed.; Ignatius Press, p. 384.

    Union amongst ourselves through our union with Jesus and Mary and Father and Holy Spirit. Each of you is so precious to Jesus. He has given each of you a very, very, very special gift, precious gift, in calling you to be involved in this Movement. Very early on in the Movement, it was July 31st of 1994, on the Feast of St. Ignatius, He often gives me very important messages on key feasts, and the Feast of St. Ignatius is a feast for Jesuits, Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. And He told me in that message that He would give great, great, great graces to those who join the Movement, and hope Iím sure, all of you who have been in the Movement have experienced those great graces. In appreciation for the great graces Jesus has given you in the Movement, I ask you, with great joy and a great sense of responsibility and a great sense of privilege, to do what you can to implement the ministries of the Movement. No one else can do your role, can carry out your part. You are preciously unique, no one exists like you now, no one ever has, no one ever will. Itís you alone who can give Jesus the opportunity to do what He wants through your humanity to help spread the Movement. To the extent that you answer Jesus and give yourselves to Him, and work as time and energy permits, as your other duties permit to help spread the ministries, to that extent you give Him an opportunity which no one else can give Him, and to the extent that you hold back, to this extent He loses this opportunity which no one else can give Him.

    A precious Savior who has done so much to each of us. Certainly He deserves our full loving response. As I kneel before the crucifix each day, either before a actual crucifix or one in my mind, let us ask ourselves those questions posed to us by Ignatius Loyola, "What have I done for Christ?" "What am I now doing for Christ?" "What ought I to do for Christ?"

end of February 13, 1997 Father's talk

end of excerpt from October 8, 2001 message

 

      

11 years ago
the 2nd Blue Book message

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Surrender

June 17, 1993 - Early Evening

Jesus speaks:  Oh My child, I am with you. Drink in My presence. Know I never leave you. Even though everything seems mixed up, I am there.

I am here with you. You will know what to do. My hand is forever upon you, protecting you and keeping you from harm. I will never leave you. I am He Who comforts you. Breathe in My peace, My direction, My will, My way. Surrender it all up to Me and let yourself feel the freedom of surrender. Your life is guided by Me. You only have to operate.

I am puttering you about. You go as a little doll that is wound up. Does this little doll get anxious. Does it get tired? It just stops when the power is off. It isn't mad. It doesn't worry about food and who will wind it up. Nobody else matters. He just goes and does his thing when he is wound up. Otherwise he is motionless and sits and waits. Sit and wait on the Lord and I will grant your heart's request. You are powered by Me. There is no need for anxiety. I am He Who comforts you, runs you, loves you. You needn't worry. Just be for Me. Be My hands, My heart, My love. Be totally selfless and full of direction by Me. Do you feel used little child? I want to use you to do My work. I want to use you to walk for Me and talk for Me and smile for Me and be there for others for Me. Die of yourself and live in My love. I will use you, yes, I will. You will know when you grab back your control. You will stumble and fall and feel afraid. You will need to let go and surrender because you will want to get back control. Trust Me. I am here-no need to fret and fear and be anxious. I am always with you and you needn't worry ever, because I will never leave you orphaned and alone. I am always by your side. My hand is upon you. You are My precious daughter, My brother, My child. I am here, let go of it all. Surrender to My power. Feel it as it lifts you up like a balloon over the troubled earth. You don't care. You know it will all work out. Look at all you worried all your life-for what? Did it go away? No, you only suffered for your lack of trust. Trust Me and let it go. I am the God of Jacob and Joseph and all your ancestors. Doesn't it seem silly to think of them wasting their life worrying? It didn't add a moment to their life. Listen to My work and just do it, let go, live and be happy. My joy is there. You have been lifted up and now you see and feel this glory of the Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

My peace I give to you My child, not as man can give but as only I can give. Your heart is at unrest, but I have been with you and have seen you through. Hold tight to Me and grab hard onto My hand. Let go. You need not worry. You are engulfed in a sea of fear. With Me, there is no fear. I am peace and I give it now to you. Breathe in peace and Jesus, and out fear. Enjoy the fruits of this moment with your little ones. I am He Who comforts you. You will not be orphaned. My plan is always working with you. Hold My hand. Trust in Me. There are trials to test your love and strength. Offer them up for your sins and others.

You have partaken in a beautiful journey with the Lord. It may seem as if you have followed your tail around, but I have been with you through all of it and guided you. Your life unfolds a mystery and I have the key and know where you are going. You are following My path. It may seem a little crooked at times but it is directed and straight. Enjoy each moment. Now I go with you every second. You are not alone. I am here with you right now.

I am here always. My rod and staff is upon you. You have handled your trials well. Stay close to Me and feel My presence. All is well. The devil wants you to look at dark corners. Look into the light, into the sunlight of My heart. I am here with you My child. I love you!

Know this-you are chosen by Me to do My work, to stay close, to walk your journey close to Me, to carry your cross. It is the only way to Me. My way is not easy. It has bumps and pitfalls, but you know My plan is at work, even in the pits. You are My precious child. I love you. As you are tired, weary, place your yoke upon My shoulders and I will give you rest. Breathe in the richness of God. I am your shepherd. I know Mine and Mine know Me. Read this to My little children. I love them so. They are so dear and precious to Me.

         

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Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus   Introduction

    April 13, 1994

    Words of Jesus. Read before the Tabernacle.

Jesus speaks:  How, child, do I, Jesus, tell you I love you? You hold on to silly things when God is in your midst and is ardently loving you. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am writing to each precious child this day. I am on fire for love of you. I remain in the Eucharist to be with you with My ardent love. I did not want to leave My beloved ones at the Last Supper. I love you so, My dear and ardently loved children. I remain with you this day in the Blessed Sacrament, the same Jesus Who died a brutal death on the Cross.
    Do you know I am truly present there? Do you know that God waits every day for you in the tabernacle? Do you comprehend even a minute amount of My love? You will never know of how I love you on earth.
    I, Jesus, truly the Son of God, came to earth a man and suffered a brutal death for love of you. I love you so much! I remain with you this day. I long for your love. I want you to come and be with Me in front of the tabernacle. I wait, I yearn for you to come and whisper your love to Me. I am a person and I love you this day, with such an ardent on-fire love! No human could ever compare a speck to My love for you.
    I wait, little ones, in the tabernacle. I wait for you to come and receive Me in Communion. I want you to want Me so much you cannot wait to come and receive Me. I want to be the love, the center of your life!
    I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am writing to you this day. I want to possess your very soul and live in you. I have all you need, sweet ones. Oh, you are so blind! I long for your union with Me. I wrote the book of love. I instituted it, yet you go to the world for your love and do not even come to Me! Oh, I love you, little ones. Little ones, beloved of the Father, loved by the Holy Spirit, mothered by My very own mother! What more can I say? The rest is up to you!
    I give you your will with such love and I want your love freely given. I am God. What do you think you could ever need that I do not give you? I am the Savior of this world. I am Jesus, the Son of God. I am waiting for you. I am longing for you. I am yearning for you. I am God. I have all you ever will need!
    Surrender this life to Me. Pray My Prayer for Union with Me. I want to possess your soul and operate from your very being. I am Jesus. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am Who am. I died and rose on the third day.
    Harken to My call, harken to My pleading. Spend your days in love with Me. Nothing matters unless it is rooted in Me and rooted in My love. I am the Son of God. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I love you with the tenderest love. I am waiting this day for just you, My beloved one. Come to Me for I am the tenderest of all hearts. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

- God's Blue Book,
Volume 2 April 13, 1994

  

               

Messenger:     Jesus wanted us to send this to you.

                         Jesus' face appears on the building as you see here April 5, 2004.

   

April 5, 2004

   

Messenger:      Crowds are off ó we need you to tell people about Jesus' face and give
                             donations if you can.

                         WE WANT TO HONOR THE SACRED HEART and Our Lady.

                         Retreat in China is extended because of the month of the Sacred Heart.

                         Jesus wanted this. Official retreat opens Sunday June 13, 2004 with
                             Fr. Mike's Mass at 9:00 A.M. St. Al's Cincinnati ó a little reading
                             is required before the retreat. This retreat will almost all
                             be live from China, Indiana on the web camera.

                         WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE PRIESTS, THE CHURCH AND THE
                             WORLD.

                              To participate in some of the retreat you may consult the
                             web page and ask Doris about the Spiritual Exercise
                             retreat before the retreat, but the retreat is better in China.

                         Some readings will be given Saturday June 12, 2004 in preparation for the
                             retreat.

                         Mass will be every day beginning Monday at 8:30 A.M. Tuesday God
                             willing 12:00 China time, Wednesday 12:00 China time, Thursday 11:00 
                                China time,
                             Friday ó Feast of the Sacred Heart ó Crown Jesus with flowers
                                 Mass 12:00 noon China time a big prayer service all day, and all night
                             Saturday ó Feast of the Immaculate Heart Mass Saturday
                                 afternoon closing of adoration ó Sing Songs to Mary
                                 Crown Mary with flowers.

                              All night adoration Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night,
                                 Thursday night, Friday night.

                          COME TO THE NEW STORE IN CHINA

                              SEE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES TO CONSECRATE YOUR HOMES
                              CONSECRATION PACKETS TO CONSECRATE YOUR HOMES

                         THIS IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART ó
                              CONSECRATE YOUR HOMES AND OUR FAMILIES

                         On May 29, 2004 Vigil of Pentecost a wonderful Jesuit priest, with a
                              doctors in theology accepted the post to edit the Priestly
                              Newsletter. On Thursday we received this picture at 6:20
                              as we began the Holy Spirit prayers.

  

     

June 1, 2004 message continues

Messenger:      We have prayed continually this prayer

  

Prayer for the spiritual and financial success 
of the priestly newsletter.

    "Father, we ask Your special blessings upon the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. We ask that You open the priest-readers to the graces You wish to give them through this chosen instrument of Your Son. We also ask that You provide for the financial needs of the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Associates. We make our prayer through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. Amen"

  

June 1, 2004 message continues

Messenger:     The Newsletter is the #1 reason for the Movement and coequally
                              prayer chapters for the priests.
                              He will begin the newsletter immediately funds are needed for this.

                              Here is the original plan to Fr. Carter to finance the Newsletter from the
                                  Spiritual Handbook.

  

Excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook
by Father Carter

    2

Chapter Guidelines for Shepherds of Christ Associates

  1. A primary purpose of the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates is to pray for all priests throughout the world in all their needs. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for members of the chapters. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. Prayer for the acquisition of monetary funds to publish the letter is also in order. The chapters are to meet on a regular basis, with the members of each chapter to determine the exact frequency of meetings. All chapters are encouraged to meet on a weekly basis. If for various other reasons certain chapters cannot meet weekly, they should meet at least once a month.
      
  2. All persons--lay persons, diocesan clergy, and priests, brothers, and sisters in religious life--are invited to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. Those who are already committed to a certain way of spiritual life may adapt the spirituality of Shepherds of Christ Associates to their own particular spirituality.
      
  3. In addition to the purpose of the chapters as put forth above, the members of each chapter are encouraged to help raise money to defray some of the newsletter publication costs and some of the financial needs of the Shepherds of Christ Associates movement. One way for chapters to financially aid the newsletter is to pledge to pay for a certain number of newsletters each year. Our Lord has asked that the newsletter be sent to the priests free of charge, although donations may be requested in the newsletter itself.
     
  4. A further purpose of the chapters is to undertake those activities which Jesus, through the Spiritual Director, further reveals to be His will.
     
  5. The formation of as many chapters as is reasonably possible is to be encouraged. Multiple chapters may exist in the same city or area. Each chapter is to have its own local coordinator, and each country its own national coordinator.
     
  6. A periodic newsletter for associates will be published to help establish the desired bond or union between all chapters and all members.
     
  7. Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates pledge their loyal support to the Holy Father, the Pope, and to the teaching authority of the Church.
     
  8. Shepherds of Christ Associates exists under Church law as provided in canons 298 and 299.
     
  9. The existence and activity of all chapters is to be placed under the special protection and guidance of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Chapters exist so that they may, according to the mission of Shepherds of Christ Associates, help to establish the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All chapter members are strongly encouraged to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

     

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support this endeavor
with a $1.00 to $5.00
or more a week.

 

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Retreat in China, Indiana

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 ó
                                                    Close of Ignatian Part of Retreat

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

                            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

  

        

   

Click to see the China Church live

and all the candles burning

for your intentions.

     

                                Light a candle in China.

                                We will put your prayer intention
                                    before the altar.

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