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June 29, 2010 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

June 30th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
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June 29, 2010 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
 

   
 

 

                Like Peter and Paul we should try to be the best we can be.

                    Jesus is the King of heaven and earth —

                The answer to the world's problems is
                    in following Jesus
                    in following the commandments

                HIS RULE IS THE RULE

   

 

John 18: 33-37

So Pilate went back into the Praetorium and called Jesus to him and asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others said it to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.’ Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’

   

                The people in the Old Testament were looking for
                    the Messiah as a ruler —
                    one who would establish a kingdom —

John 18: 36

Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.’

                    A spiritual kingdom —

                Jesus gives us His Church —

                Jesus is the ruler of the Church
                Jesus is the head —
                Jesus gives the Church and the world —
                    THE RULE TO LIVE BY

                Christ is King of heaven and earth —

                All things belong to God

 

John 1: 1-3

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
   except through him.
 

Ephesians 1: 20-22

at work in Christ, the power which he exercised in raising him from the dead and enthroning him at his right hand, in heaven, far above every principality, ruling force, power or sovereignty, or any other name that can be named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet, and made him, as he is above all things, the head of the Church;

                  

                Christ has redeemed us —

                Satan wants men under his standard

                Christ has redeemed us and
                    purchased us with His Blood

   

Matthew 2: 2

asking, ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’

 

John 12: 13

They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting: 

    ‘Hosanna! 
    Blessed is he 
        who is coming in the name of the Lord

    the king of Israel.’ 

 

John 18: 37

Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’

 

Matthew 28: 18

Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 

   

                Jesus taught with authority when
                    on earth —

 

John 14: 15

 If you love me 
    you will keep my commandments. 

 

Matthew 5: 22

    ‘You have heard how it was said to our ancestors, You shall not kill; and if anyone  does kill he must answer for it before the court. But I say this to you, anyone who is  angry with a brother will answer for it before the court; anyone who calls a brother "Fool"  will answer for it before the Sanhedrin; and anyone who calls him "Traitor" will answer for it in hell fire.

 

                Jesus used parables to teach —
                Jesus gave power to the Apostles
                    and His successors

 

Matthew 28: 18-20

Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’

     

                Jesus taught His Apostles for
                    3 years

 

John 16: 7-11, 16

Still, I am telling you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going,
because unless I go,
the Paraclete will not come to you;
but if I go,
I will send him to you.
And when he comes,
he will show the world how wrong it was,
about sin,
and about who was in the right,
and about judgement:
about sin:
in that they refuse to believe in me;
about who was in the right:
in that I am going to the Father
and you will see me no more;
about judgement:
in that the prince of this world
    is already condemned.

In a short time you will no longer see me,
and then a short time later
    you will see me again.

    

1 Corinthians 12: 27

    Now Christ’s body is yourselves, each of you with a part to play in the whole.

 

 

                Penance —

                    We are sorry for our sins and detest them
                because they offend God

                    Penance is the sacrament in which
                Jesus Christ through the absolution of the priest
                forgives sins committed after Baptism

 

 

John 20: 21-22

and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. 

    ‘As the Father sent me, 
    so am I sending you.’ 

After saying this he breathed on them and said: 

    Receive the Holy Spirit.    

   

                A sorrow or shame is lessened when
                    one shares with another —

                Confession helps us to acknowledge and
                    deal with our sins —

                We are weak — we need God's mercy

   

How to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet  

Begin with:

  Our Father..., Hail Mary..., The Creed.

  On the five large beads:

  Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
  of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement
  for our sins and those of the whole world.

  On the ten small beads:

  For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us
  and on the whole world.

  Conclude with repeating three times:

  Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
  have mercy on us and on the whole world.

 

 

                5 things we should do to have a
                    good confession

                1) examine our conscience
                2) sorrow for sin
                3) resolution to avoid sin in the future
                4) confession
                5) do the penance

   

Act of Contrition

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen."

  

Matthew 16: 19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’

  

Prayer for Union with Jesus

Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

      

 

Sorrowful Mysteries

 

                Agony in the Garden

                (1) Matthew 26: 39

And going on a little further he fell on his face and prayed. ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it.’

                (2) God wants us to follow His will —

                (3) God wants us to obey Him.

                (4) God gives us the Commandments, the
                        Church and the Word.

                (5) Jesus sweat blood for our sins.

                (6) Matthew 26: 40

"He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, 'So you had not the strength to stay awake with me for one hour?

                (7) Matthew 26: 42

Again, a second time, he went away and prayed: ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done!’

                (8) Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces
                        of silver.

                (9) Matthew 26: 43-46

And he came back again and found them sleeping, their eyes were so heavy. Leaving them there, he went away again and prayed for the third time, repeating the same words. Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, ‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. Look, the hour has come when the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! Look, my betrayer is not far away.’

                (10) Matthew 26: 50

Jesus said to him, 'My friend, do what you are here for.' Then they came forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.

 

 

                Scourging at the Pillar

                (1) Matthew 27: 26

Then he released Barabbas for them. After having Jesus scourged he handed him over to be crucified.

                (2) Jesus was whipped at the pillar.

                (3) His flesh was torn —

                (4) Those who sin — can hold
                        tight to their sins —
                        Be Bound at a pillar.

                (5) Jesus wept for love of us.

                (6) Lamentations 2: 13

To what can I compare or liken you, daughter of Jerusalem? Who can rescue and comfort you, young daughter of Zion? For huge as the sea is your ruin: who can heal you?

                (7) Lamentations 1: 12

All you who pass this way, look and see: is any sorrow like the sorrow inflicted on me, with which Yahweh struck me on the day of his burning anger?

                (8) John 18: 31

Pilate said, ‘Take him yourselves, and try him by your own Law.’ The Jews answered, ‘We are not allowed to put anyone to death.’

                (9) John 18: 37

Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’

                (10) John 18: 38

‘Truth?’ said Pilate. ‘What is that?’ And so saying he went out again to the Jews and said, ‘I find no case against him.

      

 

                Crowning with Thorns

                (1) Matthew 27: 22

Pilate said to them, ‘But in that case, what am I to do with Jesus who is called Christ?’ They all said, ‘Let him be crucified!’

                (2) John 18: 39-40

But according to a custom of yours I should release one prisoner at the Passover; would you like me, then, to release for you the king of the Jews?’ At this they shouted, ‘Not this man,’ they said, ‘but Barabbas.’ Barabbas was a bandit.

                (3) John 19: 1

Pilate then had Jesus taken away and scourged;

                (4) Isaiah 53: 7

Ill–treated and afflicted, 
he never opened his mouth, 
like a lamb led to the slaughter–house, 
like a sheep dumb before its shearers 
he never opened his mouth.

                (5) John 13: 1

Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, having loved those who were his in the world, loved them to the end.

                (6) John 4: 5

On the way he came to the Samaritan town called Sychar near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

                (7) John 12: 13

They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting: 

    ‘Hosanna! 
    Blessed is he 
        who is coming in the name of the Lord

    the king of Israel.’ 

                (8) Matthew 27: 29

and having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. To make fun of him they knelt to him saying, 'Hail, king of the Jews!'

                (9) John 19: 5, 14

Jesus then came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said, ‘Here is the man.’

It was the Day of Preparation, about the sixth hour. 'Here is your king,' said Pilate to the Jews.

                (10) John 19: 4-5, 14-16

Pilate came outside again and said to them, ‘Look, I am going to bring him out to you to let you see that I find no case against him.’ Jesus then came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said, ‘Here is the man.’

It was the Day of Preparation, about the sixth hour. 'Here is your king,' said Pilate to the Jews. But they shouted, 'Away with him, away with him, crucify him.' Pilate said, 'Shall I crucify your king?' The chief priests answered, 'We have no king except Caesar.' So at that Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

                    Matthew 27: 24

Then Pilate saw that he was making no impression, that in fact a riot was imminent. So he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd and said, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood. It is your concern.’

        

    

August 23, 1993

On His Passion

Jesus: My dear child,
I was condemned to death, death on a cross. They gave Me a big cross and made Me carry it. They stood around and glared at Me. It weighed on My shoulder and I pulled at it until it finally moved. Every step was almost impossible as I dragged it, weighing so heavily on My shoulders.

My shoulder felt as if the bones inside would crack and the cross would fall through to the ground. I couldn’t drag it any more. I tried, I fell. I fell and its weight fell on Me. A guard hit Me with something sharp. It really hurt because he wanted Me to move, and fast! People were watching — on with the show! How dare I fall in the middle of the show! He hit Me again and the blow really stung Me. I got up because it hurt so badly. I tried to walk on.

My Mother was in the crowd. She looked at Me and her face looked red and hurt. Tears rolled down her cheeks like rain and as her eyes met Mine, I was hurt so by her sorrow! She was always by My side, silent and loving. She was My mother of love! She is always there next to you when you suffer.

I fell again and he (the guard) really hit Me. It (the cross) was so heavy that he and I together could barely move it. It seemed as I walked, heavier with the sins of the world heaped on it. My hands were bleeding. Blood ran from the wounds of My thorns and My head throbbed, seeming to make the wounds in My head bleed even more. Some of the Blood was dried, some of it running all over My Body. I had so many cuts and bruises — and people watched and laughed!

I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, and they laughed and mimicked Me! Oh, such hardened hearts! How vile can men’s heart become? The devil’s grip is paralyzing and crippling.

The walk was so long up a hill and over rocks — the cross had to be lifted over the rocks. My Body was bleeding so badly! My heart was pounding. I knew that the salvation of all men depended on My love. Therefore, I went through such agony.

I thought of My intense love for you — that many would go to heaven because of My suffering — and I continued to the top of the hill. At the top they laid Me on the cross and with a big hammer nailed My hands to it. It was the worst (suffering) yet. My hands were nailed with big nails and the big hammer. Oh, it was unbelievable! Then, as if that weren’t enough, with a big nail they nailed through both feet.

Then they lifted the cross and banged it into (a hole in) the ground. My shoulders ached from how I hung. My head bobbed and My neck ached and they laughed and said, "Now save Yourself." I hurt so much! I suffered this way for hours — which seemed like forever — and they glared at Me and laughed! My Mother watched in such agony.

For love of you, to My death I gave you My Body. My child, I shed My Blood and gave you My life that you might be with Me forever in heaven — not for a day, a month or a year, but forever with Me in heaven.

I am the true Bread come down from heaven. He who eats My Flesh will have life forever. For the drink I give you is My Blood and food you eat is My Body. Who would lay down his life for a friend? I did, for you. I love you this much, child. Forget about those who reject you. You have My life that I gave you and I give you life eternal.

I am the One true God. I am the Light of life. He who abides in Me will have life eternal, for the drink I give is My Blood and the food I give is My Body. Drink and eat and have everlasting life.

My child, that is all you need to know. Love one another and be good that you may enter into My kingdom.

end of August 23, 1993

  

 


 

Meditations from March 28, 1995 coming soon.

                Carrying of the Cross

                10 Hail Marys

 

 

                Crucifixion

                10 Hail Marys
 

 

 

                Given June 28, 2010

                Life or Death

                Choice

   

Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

‘Look, today I am offering you life and prosperity, death and disaster. If you obey the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I am laying down for you today, if you love Yahweh your God and follow his ways, if you keep his commandments, his laws and his customs, you will live and grow numerous, and Yahweh your God will bless you in the country which you are about to enter and make your own. But if your heart turns away, if you refuse to listen, if you let yourself be drawn into worshipping other gods and serving them, I tell you today, you will most certainly perish; you will not live for long in the country which you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live, in the love of Yahweh your God, obeying his voice, holding fast to him; for in this your life consists, and on this depends the length of time that you stay in the country which Yahweh swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that he would give them.’

       

Matthew 7: 13

'Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it;

   

                Deuteronomy says —
                    the blessing or the curse

                Choose the blessing

                Do God's will

  

                A person that doesn't do
                    what they should do, has
                    made a choice to not act as
                    God wants —

                He has already made a choice to
                    not serve, to make others
                    live without his help, or using
                    his talents given to him by God —

                Slothfulness is one of the 7 deadly sins.

                Holding back what God wants —

                Once again I tell of the example
                    Jesus gave me —

                    A man went into a restaurant
                    wanting food — he ordered and they
                    never brought the food — when
                    the man continued questioning about
                    the food — they made
                    excuses and led him to believe
                    he would be served —
                    But they never served him —

                The establishment made a choice
                    not to serve —

                How do we want God to judge
                    passive-aggressive
                    actions —

                Where one is mediocre and wants to
                    hold out — that others would serve
                    him —
                    procrastinating becomes a habit and if
                        God wants something done —
                        how do we justify — weeks,
                        months of delay in doing God's
                        will — because of willfulness —
                        anger etc. —

                A person practiced this in a relationship
                    It was disharmonious and there
                    was combat and waste of energy
                    and time

                When at long last — the person
                    tested by another seeking
                    control, disharmony etc.,
                    left because they
                    felt their very life was being
                    robbed by this disharmony and
                    control of the other.

                The other stalked the other person who left, because
                    of his addiction to control and punishment.
                    After the law was called and told the controlling,
                    offending person to leave the other party alone —
                    the dysfunctional controlling person,
                    who only knew his vices
                    practiced in disharmony and was
                    addicted to this behavior —
                    rescuing and seeking superiority
                    over others they chose to dominate,
                    for their sick abandonment.
                    This person had major problems now
                    with the law.

7 deadly sins are

                    pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, sloth

    

Galatians 5: 16-24

    Instead, I tell you, be guided by the Spirit, and you will no longer yield to self–indulgence. The desires of self–indulgence are always in opposition to the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are in opposition to self–indulgence: they are opposites, one against the other; that is how you are prevented from doing the things that you want to. But when you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. When self–indulgence is at work the results are obvious: sexual vice, impurity, and sensuality, the worship of false gods and sorcery; antagonisms and rivalry, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels, disagreements, factions and malice, drunkenness, orgies and all such things. And about these, I tell you now as I have told you in the past, that people who behave in these ways will not inherit the kingdom of God. On the other hand the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self–control; no law can touch such things as these. All who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified self with all its passions and its desires. 

    

1 Corinthians 6: 13-20

... But the body is not for sexual immorality; it is for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. God raised up the Lord and he will raise us up too by his power. Do you not realise that your bodies are members of Christ's body; do you think one can take parts of Christ's body and join them to the body of a prostitute? Out of the question! Or do you not realise that anyone who attaches himself to a prostitute is one body with her, since the two, as it is said, become one flesh. But anyone who attaches himself to the Lord is one spirit with him.

Keep away from sexual immorality. All other sins that people may commit are done outside the body; but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you and whom you received from God? You are not your own property, then; you have been bought at a price. So use your body for the glory of God.

 

                Even St. Augustine put off what God's
                    calling was, but through the
                    prayers and love of St. Monica he changed
                    and made such a contribution to the
                    Church and the world —

                    Satan is the Father of Lies —
                Satan deceives the person — not letting
                them alone — trying to prove that
                bad behavior is good —
                like Eve, with satan in the garden —
                the premeditated shedding of Abel's
                blood by Cain was because he
                listened to satan lurking at his
                door as God warned Cain — he
                could be master over him

                    Choice — to not act — to sit
                back — to be angry — to wait for
                others to come to us and hold back
                needed materials for God's work —
                is acting —
                It is a choice —

                It is a choice to act this willful,
                    rebellious, disharmonious
                    way

                It is not loving and serving God with
                    our whole heart as God commands
                    us

                Satan tells people that sin, that
                    they should disobey God's
                    will —

                Like Eve in the garden —

                Like the men who lied in the
                    garden where Suzanne bathed —
                    they lied because of lust —

                The wife of the man over Joseph
                    in the Old Testament, lied to
                    discredit Joseph because of her lust —

                I wonder if God made apples
                    "bob" in water because
                    sins are like that —
                    they drive us from intimacy
                        with God
                    they break down relationship
                        with others and offend
                        God and others
                    they block God's Plan because
                    of a man controlling, willful,
                    greedy, prideful, vengeful —

                Others suffer because of sinful
                    men

                Jesus showed us how He suffered
                    for our sins of pride,
                    anger, punishing others
                    for rules we make that
                    have been forced, to
                    force our dysfunctional
                    behavior

                Sin is like bobbing apples —
                    It comes back —

                Generational sin is seen in
                    generational anger, control —
                    making others live with
                    our disharmony — combat —
                    greed — lust

                Jesus is meek and tender of heart —
                Jesus chose to come as a virgin —

                Jesus calls religious to live
                    in poverty, chastity and
                    obedience —

                These reach perfection in
                    heaven —

                There are no marriages in
                    heaven, but relationship
                    on a higher level than here
                    on earth.

 

Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church’s existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God’s own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."14 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.15 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."16

The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

Not only can we be aided by the saints’ intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.17

 


NOTES:

 14Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
 15
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
 16Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
 17Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

    

Deuteronomy 30: 19

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,

   

                You can choose to live
                Or you can choose to die —

                The scripture says:
                The blessing or the curse —

                You can choose to be a curse to
                    those who have to put up
                    with your control, dominance,
                    fighting, greed and disharmony —

                Sunday is the Sabbath day —

                When God created the world He rested
                    on the 7th day —
 

                3rd Commandment

                    Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
 

                How can somebody cause disharmony
                    on Sundays, Christmas,
                    Easter — when these are
                    among the greatest feasts
                    in the Church

                Everyone is given freedom to
                    choose life or to punish
                    others they live with or
                    have to work with —

                We can control how we act —
                We are free

                This should be our priority:

                It comes in right reason,
                    living to do God's will in
                    love, obeying the commandments,
                    living by the Word

                The goal is not giving into satan
                    talking in our head — tricking
                    us, tempting us

                The greatest commandment —
                    commands we love God
                    and love others as ourselves —

                Some women have had sick
                    babies —

                    A person — a young woman had her
                first baby — the baby was beautiful,
                fine they thought — after several
                months they found the baby had
                Leukemia — The husband quit
                his job — they traveled far from
                home living near a hospital
                trying to save their baby — the
                baby died and they are in great debt —
                What a cross —

                Another woman can kill her baby
                conceived illegitimately because
                she wants to look perfect before
                men
                Choices — yes, choices —

                God commands us to love Him and others
                God commands us to serve Him and others

                Generational healing is needed —

                We hear in the Bible —

   

Exodus 34: 6-7

Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy, maintaining his faithful love to thousands, forgiving fault, crime and sin, yet letting nothing go unchecked, and punishing the parent’s fault in the children and in the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation!’ 

 

                Look at the crosses the young
                    Pope John Paul II suffered
                    before he was pope — in
                    his life —
                    his mom died at 9 —
                    he was between Hitler and
                        Stalin in Poland and

                Look what he did with his life —
                He changed the whole world —
                He was not selfish — closed in on himself
                He said — how can we be a rival
                    to God's will —

                After 40 years old is
                    50 years old and
                    then 60 years old

                The Pope is 83

                My mom died when I was 5 at 48 years old —
                Her mom and brother died at 95 years old —

                When Fr. Carter started the Movement he
                    prayed every day at Mass for
                    vocations to all 7 categories —

                Fr. Carter worked hard for growth.
                Fr. Carter worked for what Jesus told him
                    would happen —
                    servants and handmaids
                    apostles etc.

                10 years ago Fr. Carter died —
                    for 12 years, every day I
                        did the daily writing
                    I was doing 8 days of retreat
                        a month —

                Our Lord is guiding this Movement
                    He gave me this message
                    December 6, 1996 after He appeared
                        alive at the point of death
                        on the cross December 5, 1996 —

   

First Friday - December 6, 1996

Jesus: I am calling you as a family. You will be joined in one heart, acting as My Heart beating in this world. All the apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement are joined in one Heart.

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R. The core leaders will contact the coordinators. The coordinators will contact the individual apostles. All are apostles with a job directed by Jesus to do. Her peace plan was given at Fatima:

  1. Until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.

  2. Mary has requested all to pray the daily rosary.

  3. We must observe the Five First Saturday devotion:
    - Communion, confession (within 8 days before or after the Saturday), recital of the rosary, meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary. All this is to be done in spirit of reparation.

  4. We must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

His plan centers around this.

We have heads functioning in the individual ministries. Everything we do leads to consecration of hearts. As the apostles press on the three institutions, the Church, family, and school to help spread the consecration, the strayed ones will be led home to His Heart.

Mary said at Fatima until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.

The present condition of the world

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Peace will come when hearts are hearts of love. The scales must shift. It will happen through the consecration. Mary's peace plan: until a sufficient amount of people consecrate their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace.

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The Father looks to the earth; He sees much darkness.

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The Father looks to the earth. There are few hearts fervently in love with God. The hearts of love light up the earth. It is as lights on a Christmas tree. It is sparsely lighted by a few hearts. Therefore, the tree looks dark.

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As the Shepherds of Christ Movement spreads (as well as other movements focused on spreading consecration to Their Hearts) the tree is covered with more hearts and the earth becomes more lighted.

The tree is covered with hearts consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The tree is illuminated.

As the Shepherds of Christ apostles spread the consecration to the Church, the family, and the school, the tree is covered with lights and the earth is covered with the fire of His love.

The Father looks to the earth now. He is displeased with the hearts of men. The Father wants us to love God and love each other. He wants us to live according to His will in love.

Mary appears at Fatima. She tells us that we are offending God. She tells us what we must do. Mary's peace plan:

  1. Until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.

  2. Mary has requested all to pray the daily rosary.

  3. We must observe the First Saturday devotion.

  4. We must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Mary said there will be an era of peace, no matter what we do, in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.

Man disobeys, the devil blocks the Fatima message. World War II happens just as Mary said.

Mary appeared to me for 14 months daily. She gives us the same message as Fatima. Jesus and Mary give us God's Blue Book and Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He writes His message of love on our hearts. His life lives in our hearts. The Scripture and the Mass live in our hearts.

In the Shepherds of Christ Movement, our focus is on the priest.

end of December 6, 1996  

   

                    He gave me December 7, 1996
                        which Fr. Carter loved —
                        Fr. Carter said after this
                        message God opened
                        the scriptures to him
                        as never before —

                On December 12, 1996 I got the message
                    Mary's message should be
                    on a tape and

                December 17, 1996 — Mary appeared
                    in Clearwater like this

 

 

                And the Red Rosary Book with rainbow
                    left the printer

 

 

                When we sin we have spiritual
                    wounds — Original sin
                    was washed away from
                    baptism in the infant and
                    in the adult, also personal
                    sins are washed away —

                The just man knows he falls
                    into sin several times
                    a day —

                We know when we sin —

                Some people are proud of being atheists —

                It takes a man of courage to admit
                    their sin — to say they are guilty
                    of sinning —

                Accountability — Fr. Mike says —
                Responsibility —

                God gives us His law —
                We are to obey God's laws —

                When we go to confession
                    we know the priest
                    stands in the place of God —

                We admit our sins —
                We make a firm amendment to
                    not sin again —

                We have a contrite heart —

                Not act like the devil who tells us,
                    after he tempts us to sin, and we
                    give in, to lie about it —
                    What, lie about it to God?

                The priest is the mediator between
                    God and man —

                The person going to confession is
                    telling on himself — his
                    sin —

                We humbly kneel and admit
                    our sins to the priest —

                We are sorry —
                We are to make up for our sins —
                We crawl to Jesus (in the priest - in confession)
                We confess our sins
                So we will rise again in purity —

   

John 16: 8

And when he comes,
he will show the world how wrong it was,
about sin,
and about who was in the right,
and about judgement:

   

                We pray to the Holy Spirit to know our
                    sins —

                Being in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                    is our true home —

                When we sin and don't admit
                    it we distance ourselves
                    more and more from God —

                Happiness is in union
                    with God —

                We therefore make ourselves more
                    and more dark and miserable —

                We don't feel good sinning —

                Satan tells us to sin —
                then satan tells us we will be
                happy — another lie from satan —
                who hates God — who hates and
                wants souls for hell —
                satan who wants his army of
                    disobedient souls — to
                    do what is wrong and tell
                    themselves they are right

                Confession —

                    A man comes to a priest and
                tells him what he did wrong —
                he is not prideful in confessing his
                sins — with a firm purpose
                of amendment, The priest has
                been ordained

 

Matthew 16: 18-19

So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ 

 

                Fr. Mike says that we are clogged up
                when we won't look at our sins —

                    Sins are stains, spiritual
                diseases — There is mortal sin
                and venial sin —

 

Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

SIX The Christian and Sin (excerpt)

As we sin and fail to love God, we close in upon ourselves. We prevent a further growth in openness to transcendence, to God and to His grace. We block off the source of our only real self-development and fulfillment. To the extent that we close in upon ourselves in sin, to that extent we feel the misery of sin. This misery of spiritual "self-enclosedness" is a faint participation in the essential pain of hell. The damned are eternally and completely closed in upon themselves, completely deprived of God and other personal relationships. This, then, is hell the damned really experiencing no one but themselves. Hell is God's ratification of the choice which the unrepentant serious sinner has himself made. This choice is one of radical self-isolation. 

Sin is primarily a refusal to love God, a refusal to be loved by Him, to be guided by Him. In sinning, man seeks for a false fulfillment, and therefore actually becomes impoverished. The great St. Augustine puts it this way: "For when the soul loves its own power, it slips from the common whole to its own particular part. Had it followed God as its ruler in the universal creature, it could have been most excellently governed by His laws. But in that apostatizing pride, which is called 'the beginning of sin', it sought for something more that the whole; and while it struggled to govern by its own laws, it was thrust into caring for a part, since there is nothing more than the whole; and so by desiring something more, it becomes less. . .”2 

Yes, sin is an act disruptive of one's relationship with God. But sin has other dimensions also. It is a refusal to love other men as we should. For the Christian, sin is an offense against the covenant life of the People of God. In some way the sinfulness of the individual Christian makes itself felt in the corporate body which is the Church. The Christian, in sinning, is failing to love the corporate good of the People of God. He is failing to contribute his share to the progressive maturation in Christ of the total Christian community. The Christian in his sin becomes a burden to the People of God.  

Sin also is an obvious refusal to love others in those instances when one directly harms others through his transgression. So many sins come under this category: theft, all forms of uncharity, social injustice, scandal, detraction. Furthermore, not only does one man often sin against another, but he frequently leads another into sin. In God's plan man is supposed to help his neighbor achieve his temporal and eternal happiness, but how often, even among Christians, the opposite is true. Not to make a positive contribution to the true growth of others is failure enough, but to be a positive hindrance is a far greater evil. 

There is still another way in which the sinner refuses love to his fellowmen; when man sins he makes his contribution to the "sin of the world.”3 He thus adds to that huge, negative weight, nourished by the sins of the centuries, a weight which is always trying to draw man away from his God-given destiny. This mass of sinful ugliness, this "sin of the world," always has its considerable influence, but at times its hideousness makes itself especially manifest. The great race riots which have tragically risen up recently in various parts of the United States are examples of these special manifestations of the "sin of the world." Such events are not isolated instances of sins connected with race. In back of such tragedies there is a long history of grave social and racial sins, of seething hatred of white for black, and black for white. Such accumulated sinfulness in regard to race is part of the "sin of the world." . . .

Included in our sorrow for sin is a resolve to take the proper means and precautions to avoid sin in the future. One of the reasons we fall into the same sins with the same frequency is that we tend often enough not to go to the root causes of our failures, and, consequently, we often fail to apply the more efficacious remedies. All this not to say that we should become morbidly introspective in looking at sinfulness. However, without succumbing to this type of introspection, we all must allow for appropriate self-examination and self-knowledge. 

Part of this self-examination and self-knowledge includes the manner in which I handle temptation in my life. The proper attitude toward temptation lies between two extremes. The person at one extreme is overly fearful of temptation, concentrates too much on avoiding it, and can even tend to equate temptation with sin. Such an attitude toward temptation breeds a negative mentality toward the Christian life, and detracts from the peace, joy and happiness which Christ wants us to experience. 

The opposite attitude is that which is careless towards temptation. To take reasonable and grace-inspired precautions against temptation is not to be negativistic, but realistic. It is to realize that I am a sinner, and that there are various ways by which I can be led to sin. I cannot avoid all temptations, but out of loyalty to Christ, man and the world, I should not recklessly bring temptation upon myself. 

Despite our best efforts there will always be some sin in our lives, unless God were to give extraordinary graces. There is only one human person, as far as our certain knowledge goes, who has been preserved from all sin. This person is Christ's mother, Mary. Let us remember this very important point, however. The Church's teaching that we cannot avoid all venial sin without a very special assistance from God refers to semi-deliberate venial sin. With God's ordinary graces we can avoid all fully deliberate sin, both serious and venial. It is this fully deliberate sin which is such an obstacle to our proper growth in the Christian life. Finally, let us remember that as we grow in Christ, even the number of semi-deliberate sins become fewer.

______

2. St. Augustine, The Trinity, Bk. 12, Ch. 14 (Washington: Fathers of the Church, 1963), p. 356.
3. For one description of the "sin of the world", see Schoonenberg, Op. cit., pp. 98-123.
 

                A man who sins and is not at peace
                with himself is also not at peace
                with his neighbor —

                    Wars show hatred in men's
                hearts — the war among men —
                cold wars are wars —
                people who hold out in anger
                toward others — restricting what
                others need as they force the other
                to put up with their behavior
                by controlling what they need
                and playing punishing, revengeful
                games —

                To this Jesus has one response —

                Jesus: I call you to love of God and
                love of others — forcing your
                dysfunctional behavior by
                force, controlling what the other
                needs to do My work, is despicable —
                and I say to you — so as you treat
                others — you too will be measured
                by Me — I am a God of justice

                I tell you to obey Me —

                Sin deadens ones spiritual
                    conscience so that the person makes
                    right appear wrong and wrong appear right
                    in their mind, this offends Me and hurt
                    the souls I shed My Blood for —

 

Hebrews 6: 6

and yet in spite of this have fallen away — it is impossible for them to be brought to the freshness of repentance a second time, since they are crucifying the Son of God again for themselves, and making a public exhibition of him.

 

                R. The Sacrament of Penance was
                    instituted by Christ —

 

Luke 6: 36-38

'Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used for you.'

   

Genesis 3: 9-12

But Yahweh God called to the man. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I heard the sound of you in the garden,' he replied. 'I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.' 'Who told you that you were naked?' he asked. 'Have you been eating from the tree I forbade you to eat?' The man replied, 'It was the woman you put with me; she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.'

     

Genesis 4: 6-7

Yahweh asked Cain, ‘Why are you angry and downcast? If you are doing right, surely you ought to hold your head high! But if you are not doing right, Sin is crouching at the door hungry to get you. You can still master him.’

   

                In the Old Testament
                    there was sacrifice
                    so a sinner would admit
                    their sin.

                Jesus forgave sins —

 

1 John 3: 5

Now you are well aware that he has appeared in order to take sins away, and that in him there is no sin.

     

1 John 2: 1-2

My children, I am writing this
    to prevent you from sinning;
but if anyone does sin,
we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ, the upright.
He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins,
and not only ours,
but also those of the whole world.

  

                Jesus forgave Peter

                Look at how God handled Paul
                There is "binding" and "loosing"

   

John 20: 21-23

and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. 

    ‘As the Father sent me, 
    so am I sending you.’ 

After saying this he breathed on them and said: 

    Receive the Holy Spirit. 
    If you forgive anyone’s sins, 
    they are forgiven; 
    if you retain anyone’s sins, 
    they are retained.

    

                Sin is pride

                God asks us to humbly confess
                    our sins

                    - to tell our sins to the priest

                Fr. Mike said: Name it — Claim it — Dump it

                Bottling up our sins in like
                    - letting a carbuncle get more
                        infected inside
                    - letting cancer grow
                    - keeping clogged bowels
                    - ignoring a blood clot

                To fix a diseased tree — we treat
                    it — maybe cut it back —

                My child swallowed cough medicine
                    once, they were little, — I wasn't sure how much —
                    they told me to give the child ipecac

                If gangrene sets in a limb — it may
                    have to be removed —

                Jesus was beaten — crucified
                    for our sins — crowned
                    with thorns

                I saw Jesus at the point of death
                    on the cross, December 5, 1996,
                    how can we ignore our sins —
                    to save face

                If we store guilt and suppress
                    sins — then our vision becomes more
                    distorted and our actions can become
                    much different than what God wants

                Jesus said —

 

                Excerpt from June 25, 2010

                Jesus: I am meek and tender of heart — a person
                who lies about their sin is filled with
                guilt —

                    Blood on the hands can be washed off,
                but the memory of the murder, the one who
                dropped the guillotine lingers in their heart —
                I died for you — I am God — all pure —
                without sin — I died, I was whipped for
                your sins and the sins of the people I want
                to reach today —

                    Big nails were put in My hands — hammered
                through My precious body and you block
                My reaching men today when you control the
                work I am trying to do in My Church and My
                world —

                    I loved the souls so much —

                    I died for you, I died for them

                end of June 25, 2010

   

                We must cleanse our soul not
                    hide guilt and sin or try to look
                    perfect —

  

1 John 1: 8-10

If we say, ‘We have no sin,’
we are deceiving ourselves,
and truth has no place in us;
if we acknowledge our sins,
he is trustworthy and upright,
so that he will forgive our sins
and will cleanse us from all evil.
If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’
we make him a liar,
and his word has no place in us.

 

                Christ forgives the sins in
                    confession —

                The priest acts in Christ's name —

                    We as members of the Mystical Body
                of Christ — when we sin - we hurt the
                body of Christ —

   

John 11: 52

and not for the nation only, but also to gather together into one the scattered children of God.

  

                    Our sins offend God
                    Our sins hurt others

                We need to know our self-deception —
                    with regarding our sin

                We beg for God's mercy for our sins —
                We beg for God's grace

                We know God is all just 

 

Mary's Message
from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary:  I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996

 

 

               

                From St. Ignatius

Fr. Carter said

                    1) What have I done for Christ?
                    2) What am I now doing for Christ?
                    3) What ought I to do for Christ?"

 

                We are to be sorry for our sins —
                    We are to hate our sin and
                    resolve not to sin again —

 

Act of Contrition

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen."

 

                We hurt our relationship with
                    God when we sin —

                We are to run to God and say we
                    are sorry

                Beg for forgiveness —

   

7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross

And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Matthew 27: 46

Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.’  Luke 23: 34

He answered him, ‘In truth I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’ Luke 23: 43

Jesus cried out in a loud voice saying, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.Luke 23: 46

...Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’...  John 19: 26-27

...he said: I am thirsty. John 19: 28

After Jesus had taken the wine he said, ‘It is fulfilled’; John 19: 30

   

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18"

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 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

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 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

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 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass

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$500  

 Sorrowful Mother w/glass

 24"

$500  
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18"

$300  
 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

18"

$300  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

18"

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 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

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 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

12"

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11"

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Guiding Light - Cycle A
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

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Focusing on the Word

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Guiding Light - Cycle C
Feed My Soul

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Fr. Carter's Books

Priestly Newsletter Book I

12 Newsletters
July 1994 - June 1996

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Priestly Newsletter Book 2

17 Newsletters
1996 - 1999

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Priestly Newsletter Book 3

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2000

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Response to God's Love



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Messages given
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Tell My People
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The Pain and the Joy

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Synopsis of the Spiritual Life

Spirituality Handbook
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Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 1

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Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 2

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Fr. Pasquini's Books

 

Authenticity


 
Prayers and Meditations

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In Imitation of Two Hearts

For those suffering or
in Nursing Homes
 
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Light, Happiness and Peace

Journeying through traditional
Catholic Spirituality

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Medicine of Immortality

Prayers and Meditations - will assist the reader in growth toward a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist

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Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth

Ideal for RCIA, Adult & Youth Bible Study, Homeschooling, Catholic
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Shepherds of Christ Newsletters
9 Newsletters
2006 - 2008

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Prayers on the Ocean

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Consolation DVD

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Medicine of Immortality
Read by Rita Ring

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In Imitation of Two Hearts DVD

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Consolation CD
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Nursing Home Mass CD

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Holy Spirit Novena DVD

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Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD

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God’s Blue Book 1
Teachings to Lift You Up

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The Love of the Hearts of
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The Fire of His Love

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God’s Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart

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Love God, Love One Another

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He Calls Us to Action

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