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Given June 19, 2010

                My mom died on June 19, 1952 —

                I was five years old —

                I think of how important a mother
                    is to children —

                In all the years people have been gifted
                    with their mom and dad —
                    It is time to let go of what wasn't
                    perfect and ask for God's grace
                    to celebrate life.

                My mom was laid out and then
                    the Mass — She was very holy
                    and wanted to be laid out
                    in a garment of the third order of
                    St. Francis.

                My mom went to Church every
                    day to Mass.

                When she died I remembered at
                    5 the funeral parlor reeked
                    of roses —

                It always made me feel sick
                    later because it reminded
                    me of the funeral parlor —

                Until I smelled the roses when
                Our Lady and Our Lord gave me
                special gifts at 48 — the same
                age I was when my mom died —
                She died at 48 —

                Fr. Carter went into the Jesuits
                August 8, 1951 — my 5th birthday —
                then my mom died June 19, 1952.
                Television was just coming and we
                had a little one with a round
                screen and wavy lines — black
                and white and we watched Bishop Sheen —

                Think of how the media has
                deteriorated since then — from
                the beginning of Fr. Carter's Jesuit
                life.

 

 

 

July 16, 1994

My Mother

R. My mother died when I was five and I missed her all throughout my life. I will now be 48 in a couple of weeks, the age she was when she died. My birthday present was and is the gift I received from her: her old, worn prayer book. The pages torn and yellow where she wore them out from her prayers. She prayed so much they were all torn. I have her crucifix from her rosary, which has her name, Alice, attached to it. I received her prayer book and the cross from the rosary.

    Nothing is an accident. She gave me the greatest gift of all, she gave me my life at birth and I have her prayer book and crucifix from her rosary as her love for me. This is one of the most precious gifts a child could ever have - her mother's prayers! Early on she shared with me her deep love of God.

    I want to lead others to meditate on Jesus' life - His life at birth and Mary's life, lived in the rosary. From the youthful face to the old woman she became, from her joy to her deep sorrow. I see Mary's face alive in the statues. A parade of faces, all the emotions of the heart, for us, relived in every rosary! This is our call: to be likened to Christ. I must meditate on Christ and His life. This will help me grow in my love relationship with Jesus and Mary in the rosary. I love the rosary because it is their lives. His life was given for love of us. He gives Himself to us this day in the Eucharist. We must live their lives to put on Christ. A Christian is one who acts like Christ. They will know we are Christians by our love. To love like Christ, we must meditate on His life with Mary.

    I am called by Mary to lead others to the love of her precious Son. When I live as Christ and Mary did, then I will preach the gospel in my life. Do I act like Christ? Look at our lives and see if we are acting like Him today. Study Him in the rosary. Learn about His love, poured out for us in the Eucharist. Sit with Him in front of the tabernacle and pray the rosary, slowly, from the heart, and meditate on His life and the life of His Mother.

    Sit alone with Him and learn of His love for us, this day. Be silent in front of the tabernacle. He will speak in the silence. We are given such gifts of His love. We should live Jesus' and Mary's lives in the rosary!

      

 

Excerpt from June 26, 2006

Messenger:               My mom died June 19, 1952, it was
                            a Thursday — She loved the Sacred Heart —
                            She was buried on June 21, 1952, in the Month of
                            the Sacred Heart.

                                Her devotion to the Sacred Heart was
                            very great and she died of cancer. The cancer began
                            when I was about 3 and she died when I
                            was five.

                                When she died all the candles went out
                            in the house and the one had an oak leaf
                            engraved around the stem. She was very holy
                            and went to daily Mass, her prayer books
                            were worn and torn, her name was Alice.
                            She was 48 when she died and she left 5
                            children behind. My brother the oldest is
                            a priest. My sister was a nun for 26 years,
                            she was the one next to me in age. I was
                            the baby. She committed suicide on her 26th
                            anniversary of being a Sister. It was the Blessed Mother's
                            birthday September 8.

                                I learned at five about heaven, it was
                            so very real to me and I knew Jesus and
                            Mary so very deeply then.

                                When my mom died the whole funeral
                            parlor smelled of the strongest smell of
                            roses.

                                My dad told us when I was little how
                            important it was to pray the rosary and go to
                            Church and make visits — go to Benediction —
                            I loved Benediction because I loved the
                            Eucharist in the Monstrance — I loved
                            Jesus a lot — I knew He loved my mom
                            and that is why He took her home to Himself.
                            They told me — He just loved her so much
                            Jesus wanted her home.

                                 

  

October 5, 1992 - 3:30am

R. Dear Jesus, Give me Your hand to write this book for you. I am your servant. I want to be Your hand to this world. If you, Lord Jesus, would write a book, what would you say?

Jesus:   My dear children,

   Today I come to deliver a message to each of you. I want to tell you of each person's dignity, of their beauty and their self-worth. Each child is, oh, so uniquely precious to My Most Sacred Heart. Each child is full of the talents I have given to them. Each person is divinely created by God and given all these gifts to be happy and love one another.

   The problem comes when you feel you will be left out. That you will be left by another who has trodden on you and will do it again. I see you all as My most precious children. I watch your every move and know all pain and anguish in your heart. My Heart aches, you have insecure feelings about yourself. I came to this earth I died for you. I felt cold, hungry, lonely on this earth. You need not worry that no one knows the pain and anguish in your heart. God created you with such special gifts and talents. It is important for you to raise above your wound and forgive those who hurt you.

   You need only turn your will and your life over to Me and I will guide you in all your ways. I have all the Power. Many are not of My ways. The key to life is to recognize your faults, but still know you are this precious gift of My Father a gift to this world. This world is in need of your strength. Running yourself down, blaming others hurting them can cause you misery and pain. At this very moment, you are the precious creation of God!! You must operate with Me in your heart.

   You need not run yourself down. I am with you every day guiding your ways, lest your foot stumble and you lose your way. You will not wander far from your path if every day you keep bringing your focus back to Me. If you dare let Me be at the helm, if you dare to really let Me run your life, I will do with you such wonders that you yourself would be amazed. But you will know with such ease when you did these things that you did not do them alone. You will know My power, moving the mountain, My power chipping at the stone, My power working on your hardest problem and you will be set free.

   Oh yes, you will be set free and know a serenity that only comes from letting go and letting Me run your life. To you, My child, I have given all that is good. I made you My holy soldier, My warrior in a world of pain and hatred. You are the light that shines in the darkness, you are the coat to a cold child, you are the smile that warms a troubled and lonely heart. You are the comfort for everyone you meet, because My most precious Heart powers you, smiles through you, understands and loves through you.

   Love your fellows for Me. There are so many troubled hearts that need to know My love. I can love through you if you let Me, I can be their friend through you if you let Me. I am He who comforts you and you are he who comforts them. My power is endless, it never runs out, there is not a power failure EVER. In your darkest hour, My light shines in the darkness and I say to you, "Oh blessed of My Father, look at yourself with awe, you are My creation, you are indeed so precious to Me, you are My light to this world, you are My hands and My feet and most of all My Heart."

   Oh, you are My loving Heart, to those who are bowed down, to those who are lost in the darkness, you carry My smile and wear My armor in a world that is trying to tear one another down with hate and ugliness. There is gentleness, there is love, there is hope in you, if you open yourself up to Me. Be My knight to the world, wear My armor. I am your God and I will protect you from the darkness. Plug into My power, be not afraid, I go before you always and you can rest in My arms when you feel weary. You can put your head in My lap and weep, you will know, I am truly with you and you are My light to this world. I created you so special - to cast out fear in the darkness, to clothe the naked, to give hope to the oppressed, to be as I live in you and love through you and you are My smile and I touch My hurting ones through your love.

   You are he who loves this world. You must stay plugged into My power-source. This world is hungry for My love. It needs My love, I give to them through you. I am your God and I made you as a gift to the world. You are filled.

    Focus on Me and your life will be abundant and whole, joy in suffering, freedom — but  you can take the knocks because you will know you do not go it alone, but with Me. I love you My precious child.

end of October 5, 1992

   

 

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Use Your Talents

October 3, 1993 Chicago Marian Conference 11:30a.m.

Jesus: I am your Savior, Son of the Living God. I come to you that you might have life, not as the world gives you life, but My life which is life eternal. I carved you from My special carving and made you little less than an angel. I love you and cherish all the moments when you, My special child, come to sit with Me. I wait here and I hope you will choose to come, but I never force you. Your will is totally free and I give it to you because of My love and the will of the Father. I inform you in numerous ways. You do not have to guess and wonder. Come be with Me in this silence and all you need to know will be told to you. Your life is unfolding as a beautiful rose. Each petal falls and you plant My odors about as I so desire. I make your life full and sure as you trust in Me. No need for worrying, My little flower. My ways give you freedom if you listen to your heart. I am a personal God and you know Me as giving you fullness and life. You know there is some magnetism to Me and the way you crave to be part of Me. This is the work of the one, true God Who created you with a thirst that can only be quenched by Me. All roads that lead to Me give you fullness, worth, peace and joy, not as the world thinks, but as you yourself know true peace and joy. When I really touch you, you do not remain the same. I shed My Blood for you that you will have the life only I can give. What friend in this world would die for you? You, My child, were worth My dying for. I came that you will have life eternal and the gift I give is My Precious Blood for your sins. Come to Me in trouble and when you are bowed down. Come to Me in joy. Come to Me every day that you live and I will give you all you need. Seek to know Me more and more. Knowledge of Me, being with Me, are the only way to perfect peace. They lead to eternal life.

    I have a divine plan for you. I created you with special gifts and talents to be used to do My work. They are not for your own self-promotion. You, My child, are nothing except as I created you. Why try to promote yourself? It is none of your own doing. I gave you the talents you are using. You had nothing to do with it. These talents were given to you to do My work. To use these talents to make yourself feel better than your brother is indeed a sin. You must realize they are loaned to you to work for Me. As you give someone a car, or loan them a place to stay, I loan you your talents to use to work for Me. If you do not work for Me and use them to make yourself better than your brother, you are offending Me. Likewise, if I give you talents and you do not use them because you think you are not as good as your brother, you are not being thankful to Me for My gifts to you. You are not using My gifts and that offends Me greatly. Each person was created by Me to do My work. Each person has all he needs to do My work. To be envious of others is fruitless. They have their job. You have yours. You are not supposed to do their work. That is why you were not given their talents.

    Do your own work. Don't be envious of your brothers. Don't hide your talents. You did not earn them. I gave you your talents. You must sing because I will it. Others must do as I will them to do. It displeases Me to give you a gift and watch you hide it and make light of it. I give the gift. You must use all your gifts. They were given to you to do My work. Your brother has his gifts. Be grateful for your brother and he should be for you. You are all chosen by Me for a special mission. You know what to do. It feels right. I plant little seeds in your heart and all you do that is for you in the end feels right. You are not to be doing your brother's work or he yours. Talk to Me that you might know just what your work is and do it.

    Do not hide your talents. Praise your God Who gave you these talents. Embrace and use them. This is not pride. This is My plan. I love you. I give to each of you, My precious children, as a mother who buys special Christmas gifts for each child. To buy gifts all the same for all your children is not to respect their specialness, their individuality.

    Oh, I love you, little ones, so much. Please come to Me. I am so good and I wait to be with you and share My love with you. Come now. This is your top priority. All else will work when you come to Me first. I love you. You are My chosen children. Come and be filled and I make your loads light and I fill you with the Spirit of Salvation.

    All roads that lead to Me are the right roads. Praise Me for I am good and I love you, little dear ones.

end of October 3, 1993

   

  

 

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

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