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June 28, 2006

June 29th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for June 29th are Luminous.


June is the month of the Sacred Heart.



Please come to the 5th

in Clearwater, Florida!

July 5th is an important date!


June 28, 2006

Messenger:        Dear God,

                            Help us to look forward to Your
                        gifts today.

                            Today we may have a day very
                        much like what we did not expect,
                        we can slip and fall and Jesus says
                        I have something else in mind for you
                        today. Sometimes He lets us slow
                        down so we can hear Him and we
                        may wail and say "but Jesus, this
                        is what I intended to do today and
                        I think I should do it" and He may
                        say in no uncertain way

                            "Slow down -- you move too fast"

                        Or "I have another gift in store
                            for you today -- an important
                            meeting -- you may not understand."

                        We have to learn to let go, to let Him
                            lead the dance -- He may ask us to
                            suffer -- Suffering can help bring
                            down so much grace --

                        That is why it is important to reach
                            those who are suffering in
                            nursing homes, hospitals, dying...
                            and tell them






June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       We have these cards available
                            in small and large print.

                        "Slow down -- you move too fast"

                        When we don't have time to sit and
                            just be with Jesus we need to
                            slow down and be with our
                            Divine Lover.

                        On the internet is the prayer service
                            I did last night on fear --

                            It is very good

Click for Radio

June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       One night we may have an accident
                            and ask why now God?

                        I was meditating on the Annunciation
                            and thinking how Mary complied
                            to the will of the Father --
                            She said "yes"

                        To not say "yes" to God's will is to
                            go a hard journey --

                        Saying "yes" even in suffering to God's
                            will is the open door.



Luke 1: 26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her. 


Matthew 12: 46-50

    He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly his mother and his brothers were standing outside and were anxious to have a word with him. But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'


June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Our joy lies in this, in doing God's
                            holy will --

                        Our hope is in loving and serving Him
                            we will be with Him forever in heaven.



June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:           Oh Queen of Israel
                            Oh God of Heaven
                            Oh Lady of Light
                            Oh Divine Master

                            Oh we call to the heavens
                                from there comes our

                            Oh beloved Master save us
                                from our sins -- we need
                                Your mercy --
                                we cry to You day long to
                                look kindly on Your faithful
                                servants, the poor banished children
                                of Adam and Eve.

                            Let night turn into day
                            And day be a day of brightest light
                            For Mary's children are favored so
                            very much that God came, Jesus the
                                Savior -- to save us from our sins.

                            Oh lights of heaven, shine down
                                upon the children of the
                                earth --
                                Let us bask in Your marvelous
                                Light and love God ever deeper --
                                Day after Day after Day --

                        Sweetness, Jesus' love is so very
                            sweet --

                        A baby -- Jesus came as a baby


Lady and Baby of China


Sweet Baby, Jesus, the Son of God


Exposition in China


China Mural


 John 19: 25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.


   Fr. Carter's Homily -  February 12, 2000

         In today's Gospel we have presented to us that beautiful scene where Jesus gives Mary to us as our spiritual Mother, and notice He does it in such a very personal way in the sense that He uses a single individual, John, the beloved disciple, to stand in the place of all of us, so that He says, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) He does not say, "Mary, I am making you spiritual Mother of the whole human race," which in fact He is doing, but He makes it very, very, very personalized and individualistic in the sense He wants us to realize that Mary is uniquely the Mother of each of us. He uses the singular, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) and to the disciple, "This is your mother." (John 19:27) The Holy Father, in His very inspiring encyclical on the Mother of the Redeemer, brings all this out to us in these, as I say, very inspiring words. He says,

         "Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood. For each child is generated in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child." 1

         And then He goes on to say,

         "It can be said that motherhood 'in the order of grace' preserves the analogy with what 'in the order of nature' characterizes the union between mother and child. In the light of this fact it becomes easier to understand why in Christ's testament on Golgotha His Mother's new motherhood is expressed in the singular, in reference to one man: 'Behold your son.' " 2

         And so we should take great, great, great comfort in these words of the Holy Father working off the words of Scripture themselves. Yes, how comforting it is to know that Mary is so preciously the Mother of each of us in a very unique fashion. She loves you much, much, much, much more than the most perfect natural mother here below could love a child. And so let us draw upon this truth and live it each day, going to her loving, tender, motherly Heart in all our needs, in all our joys, all our sorrows, all our failures, all our successes. And let us draw upon that idea of uniqueness which we've been talking about. Let us realize that she knows much, much better than we do that God in Christ has given each of us a very, very unique, special mission, special role to fulfill upon this earth. And the more we fulfill that with her intercession, and through Jesus in the Holy Spirit as we serve the Father, the more we fulfill that special mission, the more pleasing we are to her. All good children take delight in pleasing their mothers. Should we be any different in reference to Mary, our spiritual Mother? Let us then draw upon the great consolation each day relative to Mary's spiritual motherhood towards each of us. And let us realize that special mission which we have been talking about, how much that means to Mary, to Jesus, to the Father, to the Holy Spirit, to the whole world. No one else can fulfill the unique mission given to you. What a precious opportunity. What an awesome responsibility. And I suggest, if not using the words themselves, we often recall to us these ideas of St. Bernard in reference to Mary—Bernard, not only saint, but doctor of the Church, which means he possessed great spiritual wisdom. He has left us these beautiful words about Mary. He says,

         "If you will not be submerged by tempests, do not turn away your eyes from the splendor of this star. If the storms of temptation arise, if you crash against the rocks of tribulation, look to the star, call upon Mary. If you are tossed about on the waves of pride, of ambition, of slander, of hostility, look to the star, call upon Mary. If wrath or avarice or the enticements of the flesh upset the boat of your mind, look to Mary. If you are disturbed by the immensity of your crimes...If you begin to be swallowed up by the abyss of depression and despair, think of Mary! In danger, in anxieties, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let her name not leave your lips, nor your heart, and that you may receive the help of her prayer, do not cease to follow the example of her conduct...If she holds you, you will not fall, if she protects you, you need not fear." 3


  1. Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, The Mother of the Redeemer, United States Catholic Conference, No. 45.

  2. Ibid., No. 45.

  3. St. Bernard, as in Hilda Graef, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, Christian Classics, Vol. I, p. 237.



John 19: 31-37

It was the Day of Preparation, and to avoid the bodies’ remaining on the cross during the Sabbath—since that Sabbath was a day of special solemnity—the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other. When they came to Jesus, they saw he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediatedly there came out blood and water. This is the evidence of one who saw it—true evidence, and he knows that what he says is true—and he gives it so that you may believe as well. Because all this happened to fulfil the words of scripture: 

    Not one bone of his will be broken

and again, in another place scripture says: 

    They will look to the one 
        whom they have pierced.


Excerpt from Mother at Our Side by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. pp. 4-8

In saying that Mary is our spiritual mother, we are saying that Mary is the mother of our Christ-life. What is this life? Can we define it?

   At Baptism the Persons of the Trinity communicate so intimately to us that, as a result, they leave their imprint or image upon us. This Trinitarian image is our life of sanctifying grace. This life of grace is a created participation in God's life, and since this gift of grace is mediated by Christ in His humanity, this Trinitarian image also has a Christic aspect. Christ as man has shown us how to live a God-like existence. He has shown us how to live the life of grace. This life of grace we possess allows us to enjoy the special presence of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Truly, the divine Persons dwell within us.

   Whether we refer to this life as the Christ-life, the life of grace, life in the Holy Spirit, or by other names, we are referring to one and the same reality. This reality, again, is the Christic, Trinitarian image given us through the Trinitarian communication. 

   St. Paul speaks of our life of grace in terms of our being baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus (Rom. 6:1-11). Again, Jesus mediates our life of grace. He has shown us how to live a Christ-like existence. Since Jesus' paschal mystery of death-resurrection sums up His own human existence, so it sums up our own. This is what St. Paul is telling us. Paul tells us that we live our life of Baptism, our life of grace, by continually dying and rising with Jesus—rising to a greater share in Christ's resurrection. Indeed, we live resurrection now and hereafter. Living death-resurrection involves all of our Christian activities. While not giving an all-inclusive list, we do include the following: the reading of Scripture, prayer, the performance of daily duties, the doing of penance, making sacrifices, our jobs, periods of rest and relaxation, sharing meals with loved ones, reception of the sacraments, and, especially, participation in the Eucharist which is both sacrifice and sacrament.

   This is our glorious existence made possible by God's great love for us and a major truth of this glorious existence is the fact that Jesus has given us Mary as our spiritual mother. Mary is the Mother of our Christ-life. In her loving, maternal role, she cooperates with the Holy Spirit in forming Christ in us. ...

   Mary our mother is ever with us, guiding us, teaching us, caring for us, protecting us, loving us. With her maternal assistance we go to the Father through and with Christ in the Holy Spirit.

   Mary nourishes our growth in Christ with a very tender and specialized love for each of us. She regards each of us as a precious, unique individual. ...

   This is the awesome and consoling truth—you and I are very precious to Mary. She loves us much more than we can ever fathom. It is our great privilege and responsibility to love her in return. She asks for this love, she asks for our trust. As we give our love and trust to our mother, she wants us to come to her at all times and in all circumstances.

   Are we sorrowful, anxious, troubled? Let us go to Mary our mother and ask her to console us. Let us ask her for the grace to handle our sorrow, our anxieties, our troubles properly—according to God's will. In this way our suffering will bring us closer to Christ as it simultaneously allows us to contribute to the ongoing Christianization of the world.

   Are we joyful, happy, basking in the glow of a goal successfully accomplished? Let us go to Mary and ask her to help us handle our joy, our happiness, our success as God intends. Let us petition her not to allow our joy to make us forgetful of God, our God Who is the source of all true joy, success, and happiness.

   Are we finding it particularly difficult to follow Christ in the here-and-now? In child-like trust we can approach our mother. Let us ask her for the grace to realize that the following of Christ is not always easy—that at times being a follower of Christ challenges our courage in a special way. We can also ask Mary to help us realize that even at such difficult times, Christ's grace makes our burden relatively light. Jesus has told us: 

   Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
   Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

   Are we finding it is particularly easy to follow Christ in the here-and-now? Let us go to Mary and ask her for the grace to remain humble. Let us beseech Mary to keep us from being inflated with pride, and ask her to help us realize that without Jesus we can do nothing. 

   Mary, then, asks for our complete trust. She wants us always to seek shelter under her maternal mantle. She invites us to come to her in all circumstances—whether it be in joy or sorrow, success or failure, laughter or tears. Mary wants us to share in her maternal wisdom so that we may understand how to use our various experiences to come closer to God in Christ. Sharing our lives with Mary in this fashion, and on a consistent basis, requires that we love her, that we trust her, that we surrender ourselves to her maternal love.

   Help us, Mother Mary, to probe ever more deeply into the depths of your love for us. Help us to realize more and more that to be loved by you is to experience a sweetness, a warmth, a tenderness, a serenity, a security, which makes us cry out, "O Mother, how good and loving you are!"


From Mother at Our Side by Father Edward J. Carter

    On Calvary, Mary, in deep anguish, sees her Son's side pierced with a lance, from which the Church is born. Mary becomes Mother of this Church, Mother of its members. St. Bonaventure, a doctor of the Church, describes this birth of the Church:

"Then, in order that the Church might be formed out of the side of Christ sleeping on the cross. . the divine plan permitted that one of the soldiers should pierce open His sacred side with a lance. While blood mixed with water flowed, the price of our salvation was poured forth, which gushing forth from the sacred fountain of the heart gave power to the sacraments of the Church…"38

... the intercessory power of Mary reaches a definitive stage at the foot of the cross as Jesus gives birth to the Church. However, Mary's act of intercession at Cana should not be taken lightly. It is a foreshadowing of her full intercessory power which would flower later on. The power of her intercession with Jesus at Cana is evident. She does not request a miracle. Jesus, nonetheless, using the occasion of her request, performs a miracle as He changes water into wine. 

There are those who think that Mary is some sort of obstacle relative to their relationship with Jesus. They falsely think that Mary "gets in the way" as they strive for union with Christ. What a mistaken idea! As Mary's request at Cana brought the attendants into contact with Jesus, so does her intercession on our behalf bring us into contact with Christ. Mary is always eager to bring us closer to Jesus. "Do whatever he tells you," Mary says to the attendants at Cana. She says the same to us. She tells us to follow the teaching and example of Christ, this Christ Who is the way, the truth, and the life.

Mary, as the mother of our Christ-life, is ever eager for us to grow in Christ. As we grow in our consecration to her Immaculate Heart--in entrustment of our total being to her--she helps us grow in our consecration to the Heart of Jesus. Through her maternal activity she aids us in growing in our discipleship, this woman who was Jesus' first and perfect disciple.  

        St. John Eudes, a great apostle of devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, says:

"you are one with Jesus as the body is one with the head. You must, then, have one breath with him, one soul, one will, one mind, one heart. And he must be your breath, heart, love, life, your all. These great gifts in the follower of Christ originate from Baptism. They are increased and strengthened through Confirmation and by making good use of other graces that are given by God. Through the Holy Eucharist they are brought to perfection."39

38.  Bonaventure, translated by Evert Cousins (New York: Paulist Press, 1978), pp. 154-55.
        39. St. John Eudes, in The Liturgy of the Hours (New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1975) Vol. IV, p. 1332.



June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       On July 5, 2006 it will be
                         the 12th year anniversary
                         when Mary first appeared to me



July 5, 1994 6:30 p.m.

I was told to go to Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center to pray the rosary with my children. There were people in the front of the church, so we decided to pray the rosary in the back before the Sorrowful Mother statue. I had the following vision at the end of the rosary.

The statue of the Sorrowful Mother was lit up as if she had fire around her. The light was very bright. Her whole gown was all-white, but the statue's gown is blue and pink. She was all aglow. It looked like the glow that comes off of a fire. Her face kept changing but remained totally sorrowful-the sorrow of an older woman. She was in such pain and sorrow! (It was hard to explain how she looked-extremely pained!) Her face looked as though she was in such pain that she could hardly bear it.

The vision remained like this for about ten minutes, having begun during the last Hail Mary of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary. She was holding something-it was all bright white-the brightest light ever!

end of excerpt from Red Rosary Book 



June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       Come to Florida July 5, 2006 --
                         Rita will be there





  July 5, 1998

Fr. Carter Blessing Building


July 5, 1998

Jesus said if any reporters came to tell them on July 5, 1998 we had consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.



Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000


June 28, 2006 message continues

Messenger:       July 5, 2000 was the last time
                            Fr. Carter was in Florida


                        Broadcast live in China Church



China Retreat

July 10, 11, 12, 13



Excerpt from June 26, 2006

Messenger:           Our first apostle trip took us to Florida
                                first Naples, then Delray Beach and
                                Boca Raton — this was at the end
                                of the month of the Sacred Heart
                                June 1995.

       end of excerpt








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