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July 20, 2020

July 21st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for July 21st
are Luminous.

We have to replace the heat pump/AC
in China & they are really expensive.
We pray in there 24 hours a day.

Pray for Dan, Jeff, Fr. Joe & Larry.

Pray for Jeff 13

July 20th - Prayer Service
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Pray for Dan N. & Fr. Joe.

  Pray for Fr. Joe, Dan, Melanie, Mary, Sanja, Rita,
        Jim, Rosie, Louie's family, Carol R. & Family –
        Madonna, Christopher, a special couple,
        all Shepherds of Christ intentions on lists.

Pray for China and the mailing.
Also pray for Urgent intention


Prayer for Grace for our Country

Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our president and leaders. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.  


                July 31, 2011 - St. Ignatius


4 days before Fr. Carter's death



Prayer from St. Ignatius

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing
                    that I am doing your will.


                R. Lords and Ladies of the Court

                St. Ignatius had his leg shot by
                    a cannon ball —

                He had a big recovery time

                Ignatius realized that there was
                    a difference of the spirits —

                The Spirit of God that gives peace
                    and joy

                And the spirits of this world that
                    excite us for a while and then
                    leave us tired and sad —

                We are on a journey


        Prayer of St Ignatius

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p. 12

                        23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                        our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.

21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment


Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J., pp. 60-61



The one of Christ, our supreme leader and lord,
the other of Lucifer, the deadly enemy of our
human nature

PRAYER.   The usual preparatory prayer.

window at a former Jesuit Seminary

137. FIRST PRELUDE.   This is the history. Here it will be that Christ calls and wants all beneath His standard, and Lucifer, on the other hand, wants all under his.

138. SECOND PRELUDE.   This is a mental representation of the place. It will be here to see a great plain, comprising the whole region about Jerusalem, where the sovereign Commander-in-Chief of all the good is Christ our Lord; and another plain about the region of Babylon, where the chief of the enemy is Lucifer.

139. THIRD PRELUDE.   This is to ask for what I desire. Here it will be to ask for a knowledge of the deceits of the rebel chief and help to guard myself against them; and also to ask for a knowledge of the true life exemplified in the sovereign and true Commander, and the grace to imitate Him.



140. FIRST POINT.   Imagine you see the chief of all the enemy in the vast plain about Babylon, seated on a great throne of fire and smoke, his appearance inspiring horror and terror.

141. SECOND POINT.   Consider how he summons innumerable demons, and scatters them, some to one city and some to another, throughout the whole world, so that no province, no place, no state of life, no individual is overlooked.

142. THIRD POINT.   Consider the address he makes to them, how he goads them on to lay snares for men and bind them with chains. First they are to tempt them to covet riches (as Satan himself is accustomed to do in most cases) that they may the more easily attain the empty honors of this world, and then come to overweening pride.

   The first step, then, will be riches, the second honor, the third pride. From these three steps the evil one leads to all other vices.



143.   In a similar way, we are to picture to ourselves the sovereign and true Commander, Christ our Lord.

144. FIRST POINT.   Consider Christ our Lord, standing in a lowly place in a great plain about the region of Jerusalem, His appearance beautiful and attractive.

145. SECOND POINT.   Consider how the Lord of all the world chooses so many persons, apostles, disciples, etc., and sends them throughout the whole world to spread His sacred doctrine among all men, no matter what their state or condition.

146. THIRD POINT.   . . .

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                R. We pray for the grace to know Jesus more —
                We pray for the grace to love Jesus more —
                We pray for the grace to imitate Jesus more —


Fr. Carter, our Founder


Fr. Carter had a Dream.


                R. Fr. Carter did his thesis when he
                    got his doctorate on the Sacred Heart —



                R. Fr. Carter got this message on the
                    Feast of St. Ignatius founder
                    of the Jesuits



July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"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.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)


                R. Fr. Carter was a Jesuit —

                Fr. Carter had a great devotion to the
                    Sacred Heart —

                Fr. Carter examined his conscience
                    10 minutes twice a day —

                In this we stop to be alone with God —
                We thank God for all He is doing for us —

                God is so good to us —

                He gives us the air, water,
                    our eyes, our arms, hands,
                    each other —
                    the world —
                    our talents —

                Can we ever exhaust thanking God and
                    yet we who are so richly blessed
                    grumble and grumble

                So in the examination of conscience
                    we thank God for His gifts to us —

                Then we see where we are in our hearts —

                Are we doing God's will? — Or are we
                    doing our will opposed
                    to God's will?

                Are we in desolation?

                Are we acting against God's will?

                Are we constantly grumbling like the
                    Israelites when God is blessing
                    us with so many gifts?

                Examine your conscience in the
                    middle of the day and at the end of the day —

                See how God is blessing you —
                See how things are working out
                    in your lives because of God's
                    gifts —

                Thank God for His presence with you —
                Thank God for the grace He has given you —

                Where have we been grumbling?
                Where have we hurt others —

                Am I struggling away from God
                    because I want my will and I
                    am opposing God's will —

                God made the world —
                God created Adam and Eve out of love —

                We see in the Old testament how the chosen people
                    of Yahweh were formed —
                    they suffered, but they were faithful
                    to one God

                God wants this intimacy with us —
                God gave us the Blue Books —
                    Jesus' letters of love —



                R. Fr. Carter said the Blue Books
                    were as much his as
                    mine —

                Fr. Carter discerned them —

                He wanted them out —


Given July 31, 1999

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.




R. The words cry out in me at Mass:

LAMB of God, You take away the sins of the world, have MERCY on us.
LAMB of God, You take away the sins of the world, have MERCY on us.
LAMB of God, You take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

I wish I had a movie or a way to show what goes on at the Mass when He acts on my soul and I unite with Him so intimately in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

  1. There must be that union in our hearts between Him (Jesus), the priest and us. This is furthered in deep consecration in our hearts.

  2. Our whole desire is to want what He wants: to partake in the Masses as completely as possible in Him to help to accomplish what He wishes in us in allowing us to offer sacrifice.

Our desire is that as many souls as possible will be united to Him for all eternity. Our desire is that men LOVE and serve God and honor and obey Him.

We must see ourselves as Lucia, united to Their pure and holy Hearts, pleading at the altar of sacrifice, uniting in the deepest oneness with Christ, the Chief-Priest and Victim.

Oh, the glory of the Mass. Oh, the joy to offer sacrifice. He, our beloved Bridegroom, implants fire in our souls. It is the fire that comes from that intense union with His most Sacred Heart consumed with burning love for men.

My heart is consumed with love for Him from all these Masses in which He most intimately implanted knowledge of Himself on my soul and drenched me in His divine, all-powerful, most holy love.

Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, consumed with such burning fire for the souls of men that You sacrificed Yourself for love of them, please, I beg in this Mass that You drench the souls of the faithful with love for Your holy Heart, filled with fire for love of us. Oh God, I adore Thee and love Thee so much.

Oh Heart of Jesus, we love Thee, we adore Thee and we worship Thee, our beloved Savior.

Oh Father, Our Creator, we adore Thee and love Thee and worship Thee.

Oh Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of God's love. We love Thee so much and thank You for Your gifts given to us.

We thank You, God, for our Blessed Mother. We love her so much, our pure and Immaculate Virgin Mary.

It is not what I speak with words or write with my pen that expresses what has filled me. My very being, with this presence of God, desires to be more and more possessed by God, and I struggle to express this to you, my beloved ones.

I write as a messenger from God of His divine love, using my tongue and my pen, but the divine love of God cannot be contained in matter. Yet I try to use a means of communication to describe it.

If my tongue were removed, or my vocal chords severed, my hand cut from my body, the message lives within my soul and His presence within me and my desire to live in Him, praying and being in Him, is so important to this world. He is the Planner, the Communicator, my God. I am but an imperfect instrument used to express a flame of burning love that has consumed my soul. It is only His grace and your openness to Him that will implant this message within you. I am but a feeble human creature and that which is implanted on my heart and soul is not the words you read or the words you hear me speak. It is about the invisible, untouchable love and knowledge of the Divine God. I give my hands and tongue to Him and speak and write, as He beckons, to you on this special Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.


July 31, 1999 - 2nd message

R. He gave me such a presence at the Mass on the Feast of St. Ignatius. I existed in Him, I was His instrument, I prayed with the fervor of knowing how He lives in me in the Mass. I knew about the graces being outpoured on the earth. I know the desires of His Heart. I feel as the soul in Lucia's vision. Every word I experience in a deep union in Him.

During the next Mass He may not give me this grace. I may not participate in the next Mass existing in Him to this heightened degree as in the Mass when He possessed my soul and gave me a very special grace of experiencing this deep union of existing in Him and of participating in the Mass.

I am still the instrument. The gift is given. My whole soul wants what He wants, but I do not share in this intense union of experiencing this as I did in the other Mass.

I do not know to what extent grace is poured out on souls. I know I want this outpouring with my whole heart.

It is from the previous experience mentioned I write to you. It is as if He takes me into His Heart and reveals such secrets of the Mass. It is so hard to express what goes on in the "batting of an eye" when He gives this grace. If I could write it all down it would fill volumes.

I know this: the Mass is truly a great gift of God's love given to us.

end of July 31, 1999


                July 31, 2011

                R. From Fr. Carter

click to chapter one

From Response in Christ - The Concept of the Christian Life - Chapter 1

         1. The Christian Life as Prefigured in the Mosaic Covenant (excerpt)

In the age prior to the coming of Christ, salvation history was rooted in the Mosaic period. At the heart of this Mosaic era was the great salvific event of the exodus (Ex 15:1-18). Through this event Yahweh led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and under Moses formed them into His People. The history of the Jewish people previous to this exodus event was merely a preparation for this central happening. Thus Israel in recalling its ancient traditions could see that Yahweh's covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was a preparation for the great covenant definitively established through Moses on Mount Sinai.

    God, then, within the framework of salvation history has determined to communicate Himself according to a covenant. What is covenant? In reference to salvation history it is a mutual life relationship in love between God and His People, and among the People themselves. God on His part communicates His own life through grace, and man in return gives himself to God and his fellowman in loving service. There are various laws governing the multiple aspects of this life-relationship. There is a formal worship with its determined ritual. Yet everything centers around the essence of covenant, the life relationship.

    As mentioned, the Mosaic covenant dominated the Old Testament period. At the heart of the formation of this covenant there was a transition process involved as the Jews were led forth from Egyptian slavery to freedom under the leadership of Moses. The Egyptians had finally consented to this departure of the Jews under the pressure of the last of the plagues inflicted upon them. Under this plague the Egyptians' first-born were slain. The Jews escaped this deathblow of Yahweh by marking their doorposts with the blood of the paschal lamb: ". . . I will go through the land of Egypt and strike down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, man and beast alike, and I shall deal out punishment to all the gods of Egypt, I am Yahweh! The blood shall serve to mark the houses that you live in. When I see the blood I will pass over you and you shall escape the destroying plague when I strike the land of Egypt." (Ex 12:12-13).

    As the Jewish people escaped from Egyptian bondage they experienced a transition which was essentially religious in nature. This transition was from a less perfect to a more perfect type of existence, for in being released from slavery they were gradually formed into Yahweh's People. The definitive event of this formation occurred on Mount Sinai. Here the covenant between Yahweh and His People was sealed with sacrificial blood. Moses sprinkled with blood both the altar, representing Yahweh, and the Jewish people. Since blood signified life for the Jews, such an action had deep meaning for them. It symbolized the sealing of the covenant, the establishment of a new life-relationship between Yahweh and themselves. 

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end of July 31, 2011


                Given November 10, 2010

                R. Open your eyes and
                    your heart —

                Open your heart —

                Christ's Heart was opened
                    by a lance —

                Open your heart and
                    receive His life —

                Blessed are the eyes that are
                    open to see the treasures
                    Christ is revealing
                    to us about His
                    burning Heart of
                    love —

                Christ gave His life
                    to serve and not be
                    served —


Matthew 11: 28-30

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’


Matthew 25: 34-40

Then the King will say to those on his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." Then the upright will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?" And the King will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me."


                R. When we do this to our
                    we do it to Jesus —

                Song: I Love You Jesus

                Song: Teach Me to Love with Your Heart


Matthew 5: 43-48

    ‘You have heard how it was said, You will love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the bad as well as the good, and sends down rain to fall on the upright and the wicked alike. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even the tax collectors do as much? And if you save your greetings for your brothers, are you doing anything exceptional? Do not even the gentiles do as much? You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.’


Matthew 26: 51-52

And suddenly, one of the followers of Jesus grasped his sword and drew it; he struck the high priest's servant and cut off his ear. Jesus then said, 'Put your sword back, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.


                R. God's Kingdom is a Kingdom
                    of love —

                Jesus shows us His Heart



                end of November 10, 2010


                Given November 8, 2010 (excerpt)

                R. The Jesuits were very strong
                on devotion to the Sacred Heart —

                    Fr. Carter said this picture in His
                novitiate brought him close
                to the Sacred Heart



                R. Here is his ordination card


                R. St. John Eudes had devotion to
                    the Sacred Heart


    From the Priestly Newsletter Book III - 2000 Issue 3 - p. 42

    The following words of St. John Eudes remind us of the glorious goal the Christian is called to: the most intimate union with Jesus.

"I ask you to consider that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head and that you are a member of his body. He belongs to you as the head belongs to the body. All that is his is yours: breath, heart, body, soul and all his faculties. All of these you must use as if they belonged to you, so that in serving him you may give him praise, love and glory. You belong to him as a member belongs to the head. This is why he earnestly desires you to serve and glorify the Father by using all your faculties as if they were his.

"He belongs to you, but more than that, he longs to be in you, living and ruling in you, as the head lives and rules in the body. He desires that whatever is in him may live and rule in you: his breath in your breath, his heart in your heart, all the faculties of his soul in the faculties of your soul...

"You belong to the Son of God, but more than that, you ought to be in him as the members are in the head. All that is in you must be incorporated into him. You must receive life from him and be ruled by him. There will be no true life for you except in him, for he is the one source of true life. Apart from him you will find only death and destruction. Let him be the only source of your movements, of the actions and the strength of your life.

"Finally, you are one with Jesus as the body is one with the head. You must, then, have one breath with him, one soul, one life, 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." 8

8. St. John Eudes, from a treatise on the Admirable Heart of Jesus, as in The Liturgy of the Hours, Catholic Book Publishing Co., Vol. IV, pp. 1331-32.






                R. St. Margaret Mary's first apparition of Jesus
                occurred on the feast of St. John the Evangelist
                probably 1673.

                    St. Margaret Mary was before the Blessed
                Sacrament when she was
                overwhelmed with the presence of God.
                Christ told her His love and the
                secrets of His Heart —

                    He told Margaret Mary He was
                consumed with love for her 

                    Jesus told St. Margaret Mary


                "See, My well-beloved, I give
                thee a precious token of My love,
                having enclosed within thy side a
                little spark of its glowing flames,
                that it may serve thee for a heart
                and consume thee to the last
                moment of thy life . . .
                If hitherto, thou hast taken
                only the name of My slave, I
                now give thee that of the
                beloved disciple of My Sacred Heart"

                R. We can see putting ourselves in
                    the Heart of Jesus — Jesus
                    consumed with love for us —
                    We can see Father, Son and
                    Holy Spirit dwelling in our graced
                    baptized soul.

                    The second apparition 1674

                I never knew this
                From Fr. Carter's writings — I see
                how he knew this long ago from these writings —               

                Christ showed St. Margaret Mary as on a throne
                of flames —
                It had a crown of thorns —
                Above the heart was a cross —
                Fr. Carter said this signified that Christ's
                mortal life was one of humiliation,
                poverty, pain and scorn.

                Our Lord showed St. Margaret Mary that He had
                a great desire to be loved by men —
                He told her about satan leading
                men off —

                He said He would manifest His
                Heart to men with its multiple
                treasure of love, mercy, grace,
                salvation and sanctification —
                Those who serve Him could be
                abundantly enriched with such
                spiritual blessings of which
                His Heart is the source.
                He told St. Margaret Mary to honor Him
                under the symbol of His Sacred Heart.
                He said He wanted the image
                of the Sacred Heart exposed.
                He promised grace and blessings
                to those who expose and honor
                His Sacred Heart —
                He said He wanted to draw men
                from giving into satan by
                focusing on the love of His Sacred Heart.
                He told her He wanted devotion
                to His Sacred Heart —

                Jesus told Margaret Mary
                "These are the designs for which I
                    have chosen you. That is why
                    I have given you so many graces
                    and have taken quite special
                    care of you from your very
                    cradle. I Myself have been
                    your teacher and your director
                    only that I might prepare you for
                    the accomplishment of this
                    great design and confide to you
                    this great treasure which
                    I am displaying to you here."


                R. This is what Fr. Carter wrote was said
                    to Margaret Mary —

                I read this now from Fr. Carter's writings —


                Here is a picture taken of Fr. Carter on July 2, 1996.

   Message from Jesus: "Peace will abound when nations, churches, families and individuals are consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
   "Fr. Carter is a pillar of light to the dark world. This is the explanation of the photo. It is through him, I will turn darkness to light. Circulate this message with the picture. Encourage all to consecrate their hearts to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to join the Shepherds of Christ Chapters, and the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Movement to pray for your Church and your world. This is My Movement for renewal of the Church and the world, based in consecration, joining your every act to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, praying the rosary, and making reparation to Our Hearts, especially on First Fridays and First Saturdays. It is through your prayers and sacrifices many souls will be helped to be saved. Grace will flow from those whose hearts are consecrated to Our Hearts and the fire of My Love will light up this darkened world."
   As you look at the picture, you see Fr. Carter's arm and hand on your left. This picture of Fr. Carter was taken July 2, 1996 at the Tuesday Shepherds of Christ Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus' Farm.

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                R. The 3rd apparition July 2, 1674 —
                    July 2nd was my dad and husband's
                    birthday —
                    Margaret Mary was before the Blessed Sacrament
                    Fr. Carter says —



                R. Christ appeared to her
                Christ showed her His Heart —
                Christ revealed the marvels of His love — 

                Christ said He has given such
                    love to men and met with
                    such ingratitude and contempt.

                Fr. Carter quoted from St. Margaret Mary's

                "I feel this more than all that I suffered
                    during My Passion.

                If only they would make Me some
                    return for My love, I should
                    think but little of all I have
                    done for them and would wish,
                    were it possible, to suffer
                    still more.

                But the sole return they make
                    for all My eagerness to do them
                    good is to reject Me and treat
                    Me with coldness.
                    Do thou at least console Me
                    by supplying for their ingratitude,
                    as far as thou are able"

                He told her to go to Holy Communion as
                    often as obedience
                    permitted and about
                    the First Friday Devotion
                    to His Sacred Heart.

                He shared His sufferings
                    with her on Thursday before
                    Friday —


Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

My Heart Bleeds

March 6, 1994 Sunday Night

Jesus: My little ones, I never give you more than you can handle. Come to Me and I give you rest. I am Jesus, the Son of God, and I love you. This is not a myth. If the whole world does not believe it doesn't matter. I, Jesus Christ, talk to you. I am present right now and I love you.

These trials will strengthen you. You will come forth steadfast in My love. Turn to Me. This is where our union is strengthened. I want you entirely dependent on Me for everything. When you are hurting, come to Me and cry at My feet. I love you more than any person ever could. I am God, child. I love with the most ardent love and I care when you hurt. I want to comfort you. I am Whom you seek. Your heart aches for union with Me and Me alone.

R. It is not this. It is not that. It is You, Lord. The more I grow in loving You, the more I experience such aching in my heart for love of You. I want to behold You so!

The aching soul craves this union with God. The more I know how You love me, how You died so brutally for me and how You want to be close to me, the more I want to be closer to You and I cannot experience You this way on earth. I crave You, my Lord and God. I want to be so close to You! I ache so in my heart. I only know a little how You suffered for love of us. I only know a little how the souls in purgatory ache for love of You.

Oh, my precious Jesus, I love You so. I long to be close to You and know You more. It is this longing and aching I have for You. Such unrest in my soul! And it will not be satisfied here in my earthly form. Oh, sweet Jesus, when they show pictures of saints and those who love You, do they ever show their hearts aching to want to behold you more? They look so peaceful with their halos and saintliness!

This relationship with You, this way to You, is the Way of the Cross. I see pictures of saints with crucifixes. Why did they carry these? Was it that when they were given their crosses they looked at how You suffered and it made their crosses easier to carry? You suffered so, my Lord, for love of me. Oh, my Lord, I truly love You.

Jesus: I am Jesus, Son of God. I truly suffered. Your heart is experiencing aching. I allow you to ache and feel some of My emotions. I am a person. When people love one another, they share each other's pain. Your heart aches as I, too, ache for love of My beloved ones. Preach about My aching heart.

Every soul has periods of unrest because the soul was made to love the Lord. Sunday is a day I let you suffer My aching heart. I want you to tell others how I ache for love of them. I allow you to suffer on Saturday and Sunday for My aching heart.

My heart is on fire for love of each soul and many do not ever come to Me. Some come to Me in Communion and the thought of Me never crosses their minds. How this wounds My aching heart! Such indifference! It pierces My heart and makes it bleed. You will never comprehend the love of God. You will never know how My heart aches. I let you feel this aching heart, to suffer with Me and tell others of My intense love for them. My indifferent loved ones are piercing My heart. I suffered for love of you.

Please preach My love to them. Tell them of My aching, waiting, longing, bleeding heart. You do not know even a tiny amount of the torrent of My love for You.

I am Jesus, Son of the Living God.

end of excerpt


                R. The 4th apparition Fr. Carter said
                    1675 during the octave of
                    Corpus Christi

                Margaret Mary was before the Blessed

                Christ showed her His Heart
                He spoke of the men's

                He wanted Margaret Mary to make
                    amends for this

                Therefore, Jesus asked for a
                    special feast in honor
                    of His Sacred Heart be established
                    the First Friday after
                    the octave of Corpus Christi.

                    He asked for an Act of Reparation
                and the reception of Holy Communion
                on this Feast in order to atone
                for the outrages His Heart
                had received while exposed
                on altars.

                Christ promised that His
                Heart would pour forth
                love on all who gave
                Him such honor —

                Jesus wanted Margaret Mary to bring
                greater love and devotion to His
                Sacred Heart on fire for men and treated
                with such ingratitude by
                them — asking for the Feast
                of the Sacred Heart and for communal
                reparation and devotion before
                the Blessed Sacrament especially
                for ingratitude to the Blessed Sacrament

                We see this so consistent with 
                    the message of the Angel of
                    Peace that appeared to the
                    children of Fatima


Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year. He appeared to them in the spring, summer, and fall. Lucia (now Sr. Lucia) describes the springtime apparition of the angel:

"My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You."

Then, rising he said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications."

His words engraved themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them (3)

During the summer of 1916, the angel again appeared to the three visionaries. He said to them:

Pray! Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way.... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you. (4)

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." (5)

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." (6)

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.


3. Louis Kondar, SVD, editor, Fatima in Lucia's Own Words (Fatima: Postulation Center, 1976), p.62. Distributed in the U.S.A. by the Ravengate Press, Cambridge, MA.
4. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., pp.1-2.
5. Ibid., p.2 (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.


                R. In reading Fr. Carter's document I see
                why He supported me so strongly
                for Jesus outpoured and still does
                outpour His love for men —
                and He wants them to come to His
                Heart —


Blue Book I

Blue Book II

Blue Book III

Blue Book IV

Blue Book V

Blue Book VI

Mass Book


                end of November 8, 2010


                July 31, 2011

                R. We see God created man out of love
                and God wants intimate love with man —
                Adam and Eve rebelled against God —
                But He still loved them and gave
                    them mercy —

                God gives us the Fathers in the Old Testament —

                God loved His People —
                God wanted relationship with His People —


Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Cycle A

July 3, 2011

INTRODUCTION - (Zechariah 9,9-10; Romans 8,9.11-13; Matthew 11,25-30) Two hundred thirty-five years ago, we declared our independence from the English. This was a courageous step on the part of our ancestors and it has been challenged in many ways through these years. Somehow we have managed to keep going, and with God's blessings, we will continue on. May we use our freedom with responsibility and may God bless our land.

Two hundred thirty-five years is a long time. When we hear from Zechariah in today's first reading, it had been three hundred years since the Jews had enjoyed freedom. First they were under the brutal exile of the Babylonians for 50 years until the Persians destroyed the Babylonian empire and allowed the Jews to return to their homes. Alexander the Great conquered the Persians and eventually, during this Hellenistic period, the Jews were bitterly persecuted. Scholars believe that it was during this period of Greek rule that Zechariah, as God's prophet, promises better days. He tells Jerusalem to rejoice for their king would come to bring them freedom and peace. Since kings were anointed, they were called in Hebrew "Messiah" and in Greek "Christos" which means "the anointed one." Horses, chariots, warriors' bows and other instruments of war would be outlawed in his kingdom. The people of Jerusalem remembered this prophecy when Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday. We hear, in today's gospel, Jesus reveals himself as a man of peace who is meek and humble of heart. That's why the passage from Zechariah was chosen for our first reading. Someday, after we learn to better follow Jesus, the man of peace, maybe we will then see Zechariah's prophecy of peace fulfilled fully.

HOMILY - A man came home from a long day of counting ballots at the Board of Elections in his area. He said to his wife, "We won, dear. I'm now a state representative." Not sure she heard correctly, she said "Honestly!" He said in reply, "now don't bring anything up about honesty!"

Some of you may have heard this true story. It was at a graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland a few years ago. The graduates marched in with great solemnity. Parents were smiling and brushing away tears at the same time. The speakers appropriately stayed within the guidelines of political correctness and no one dared ask for divine blessings on the graduates or their families. The final speaker, one of the students, went to the podium, he stood there silently for a few moments then, without a cue, every one of the graduates sneezed. The student at the podium looked at the audience and said, "God bless you, each and every one of you." And he walked off the stage. The audience exploded into applause.

So, on this holiday weekend, I say God bless each and every one of you. We know our country is not perfect, nor are all its politicians, but it's the best country on the face of the earth. Just the fact that we are here today is one indication of that. In some countries our lives would be threatened or we would be put in jail just for doing what we're doing. Let us continue to work and pray that we might remain strong, able to stand on our own, and remain free - not to do just anything we feel like, but free to serve God and to serve each other in love.

Friday was the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I mention that because the gospel for that feast is the same gospel we just heard today. "Come to me," Jesus said, "and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart. ..."

The Sacred Heart is a special symbol of Jesus' love for us. We must not forget Jesus had (and has) a human heart just as we do. St. Paul said he became like us in all things except sin. He feels emotions of love, compassion and tenderness. Because when we love someone, we want to be loved back, he also feels it when we forget him, betray him, do what displeases him. Joined to that human heart is the infinite love of God. Thus when we see a statue or picture of the Sacred Heart, there are usually flames of fire coming from it representing the immense love of God. Because God is love, as St. John tells us, Jesus cannot not love, even when we refuse him our love. So he asks special people to offer him greater love to make up for the pain of what he suffered for us, the pain of rejected love. That is the meaning of the crown of thorns we see surrounding Jesus' heart. This is, in essence, the theme of devotion to the Sacred Heart: 1) recognizing Jesus love and 2) offering repentance for the love that we and others have failed to give him. This is the reason we have First Friday Mass and why we have holy hours. This is the reason ultimately for the Eucharist itself. There are many blessings Jesus promised to those who honor him as the Sacred Heart.

Jesus said, "come to me." "Come" is the word I want to stress here. He has already come to us, through his birth, his teachings and miracles, his death and resurrection, through grace and the sacraments. He has come as far as possible. Coming to him implies we have to move closer, we have more we have to learn from him. We have to take time to pray, to read the Scriptures, to forgive those who have hurt us, to be kind to others and all the other things we've been taught about living a life of holiness. Don't expect that Jesus is going to make us rich and take all our problems away. He did promise a cross to those who follow him. Life itself, however, has many crosses, whether we follow Jesus or not. It's a lot easier when we have Jesus as part of our everyday lives. "My yoke is easy and my burden light." "Come to me all you who labor and are burdened." Amen.




                R. God still wants this intimacy with us —
                Jesus gave us the Blue Books
                Jesus wants devotion to His Sacred Heart —



                May 4, 2020

                Mary: Pray to the Holy Spirit.

                Keep consecrating to the Sacred Heart and my
                Immaculate Heart as I have told you.

                Do not let up on your prayers –

                China is the Eucharistic Center of the world.

                I appear as Our Lady of Clearwater to
                    deliver these message from
                    God the Father –

                25 years later May 5, 1995

                26 years ago this was blocked May 4, 1994.

                I am Mary your Mother –

                Tell Sheila to read my message
                    from 2 days ago and this
                    and May 5, 1995
                            May 4, 1994
                    and do the rosary in today's
                    daily message from Blue Book 10.

May 5, 2020


25 Years Ago

May 5, 1995

Consecrate Your Churches, Home, and Workplace to Our Hearts

Jesus: I want you to consecrate the human race to Sacred Heart of Jesus. I want to be enthroned in all homes, churches, and businesses.

June is the month of the Sacred Heart. I want to be king and center of all hearts. I will keep My promises given to St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque. I promise all this from My most Sacred Heart. Consecrate your chapter to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Consecrate the church or room in which you hold your meeting.

Today is First Friday. I want you to circulate the message I gave to you on consecrating your homes to My Sacred Heart. Make booklets available for people to be able to consecrate their homes and businesses easily. Use the message I gave to you when you consecrated your home.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph. Consecrate all homes and businesses to Our Two Hearts. Tell all to have displayed and honored, pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May and June are the months of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Tell all to consecrate their homes to Our Two Hearts. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On this day, the 5th of May, 1995, First Friday, I request that you spend the next two months encouraging all to do this consecration.

Gather your friends and say the prayers I have instructed you to say. Sing "To Jesus Heart All Burning" and "Immaculate Mary." May these Two Hearts of love give all members of the human race peace, joy and love in their hearts.

R. Jesus said He desires to be honored by men in the Blessed Sacrament.

Jesus: Circulate the Blue Book messages. They promote this devotion. How My Heart is filled with happiness by the souls who come to the tabernacle and sit with Me. I am Jesus Christ, I wait and long and thirst for My precious souls to come. The souls of men have turned cold. I want souls to come to daily communion and be with Me in front of the tabernacle.

Men's hearts have turned cold. They do not know what love really means. I want hearts that are filled with fire for love of God. Men's hearts have turned to stone.

You are to promote devotion to My most Sacred Heart. I want hearts that burn with love for My Heart. It is through Me that you will know the Father's love. I am the Way, I am the Truth, I am the Life.

Offer a holy hour for the indifference, ingratitude, and sacrileges committed against Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of His greatest love.

R. He promises great graces to those who give reparation to His Sacred Heart and who tell others about offering reparation to Him.  end of May 5, 1995

Pictures from May 5, 2002





                May 2, 2020


                    What is important is praying to the Holy Spirit.

                Come Holy Spirit Come and fill us with the fire
                of Your love.

                R. We love You God with all of our
                hearts. Our Lady of Clearwater help us – we
                pray during this retreat. We consecrate
                the Church and the world to the Sacred Heart
                and Immaculate Heart as far as we are able.

                We consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart and
                    Immaculate Heart.

                We consecrate our families to the Sacred Heart
                    and Immaculate Heart as far as we are able –

                We consecrate our homes to the
                    Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

                We consecrate the United States to the Sacred Heart
                    and Immaculate Heart.

                We consecrate the Shepherds of Christ Movement,
                    our Centers to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

                We consecrate all priests and hierarchy to the Sacred Heart
                    and Immaculate Heart as far as we are able.

                We love You, God, thank You,
                    thank You.


                    I want this said at all prayer
                services, first, during this retreat.
                Follow with Holy Spirit prayers at 6:20
                The 6:20 Format.

                    I am Our Lady of Clearwater –
                Pray fervently for the healing of this
                virus and its extinction – pray through
                my Immaculate Heart – pray to
                the Father in the Name of Jesus –

                    Oh my children, satan is
                strong and he wants to scare you.

                    Pray the rosary, consecrate your
                family and homes – the family
                that prays together, stays

                    Pray, Pray, Pray, I am
                Our Lady of Clearwater,
                Pretty Mary, Mother of the Church,
                Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas.

                Pray to the Holy Spirit –

                Pray as you have never prayed
                before –

                Do not fear – pray, my children.
                I love you, I am your Mother,
                Mary, I love you my precious

                    Sing Veni Sancte Spiritus

                    Say Holy Spirit Sequence

 From the Lectionary

                        Pentecost Sequence

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
    Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
    Come, within our bosoms shine!

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul's most welcome guest;
    Sweet refreshment here below;

In our Labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
    Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
    And our inmost being fill!

Where you are not, man has naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
    Nothing free from taint of ill!

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
    Wash the stains of guilt away;

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
    Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
    In your sev'nfold gift descend;

Give them virtue's sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
    Give them joys that never end. Amen.


May 2, 2020 - First Saturday

R. Let the thoughts be positive.
My God help everything in my brain and body to work toward health.

God gave us a beautiful body.
The brain is the pilot. Let it be filled with light and healing energy.
God gave us this beautiful machine to operate through life.
Our eyes help us see.

Our brain helps direct the body.

Our ears give us hearing.

Our arms and legs help us live, maneuver.

Oh God thank You for all You have given us.

You gave us breath for our body.
You gave us organs to operate, so we can live.

You gave us cells to reproduce, a skeleton and nerves.

You gave us blood and a system to maintain life.
Oh God thank You for the peace we can have, the interior life, the brain to think,
the heart to love.

Oh God thank You for the world with such beauty, the sky, the rolling hills and mountains, lakes and streams, the ocean so wide and beautiful.

Oh God all the animals, fish, greenery and flowers.

So much beauty, God.

God is love.
God gives us each other to love, to know, to be with.

God gives us our family to love, to be with.

Oh my God, You are so good to me.

My God, Thank You.

I love Thee so.

God is love and in Him is no darkness.

God loved us into existence. God wants us with Him.

Pure and perfect love.

Thank You God for this day and all it brings.

I love You.


Click to Shepherds of Christ Prayers
and Additional Prayers



Given February 20, 2020

                R. All the years at the site we had precious
                    statues made by two Portuguese
                    A while ago they went back to
                    Portugal and one brother was
                    bit by an Asian wasp and died.

                We have a limited number of these
                    precious painted statues that
                    we will not have again.
                    These statues come with the glass
                    from the Virgin Mary's image face
                    destroyed March 1, 2004.

                The 16th Anniversary of this will be
                    March 1, 2020.

                We will send the little statues, but
                    wish to sell the few left
                    that are 24 inches from the
                    Florida site.

                There is a very limited number
                    for this anniversary.

                March 5, 2020 6:20
                    Mary and Jesus have
                    asked that you come
                    to the Florida site for
                    the prayer service.

                    This is a miracle building,
                many have received graces and
                blessings of healing and
                particular needs both spiritual
                and physical.

Statues with the Image glass


24" Statues are $500 plus tax


  18' Statues are $350          15" is $300


plus Immaculate Heart of Mary
12" Statues are $250


                Given October 29, 2016

                R. Please spread blessed holy water
You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
                with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
                in your yard, around your house,
                in the state you live in.

                And ask God to bless your state
                Ask God to bless the United States

                Pray all prayers through the intercession of
                    Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.

                Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
                    to help with the blessed water.

                Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
                    in Ohio and Florida.


 Give the gift that Counts
this Christmas!





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Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 1 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.

Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 2
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 3
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 4
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 5
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
Coloring the Lives of Jesus and Mary 6
Mysteries of Light
$ 5.00

Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 6 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.

Meditaciones del Rosario
para Pequenos y Ancianos
$ 10.00
Colorea 1
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 2
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 3
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 4
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 5
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Fr. Joe Robinson
Inspiring Homilist & Author
Fr. Joseph Robinson has dedicated his life to serving Christ and the Church for over 40 years.
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform, Cycle C for 2015/2016
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year (2011/2012)
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B     The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A    The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B    At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C    In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 5.00

Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. Cycle A (partial)    Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10


Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

Here are all the products in this category:

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response in Christ
Fr. Edward J. Carter gives to the modern Christian a message that will sustain him.
$ 10.00
Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
$ 10.00

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.)    One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life    From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book  and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00

Priestly Newsletter — 2000 #1 — CD.Christ is Our Strength — Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our—selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10


Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
  Holy Spirit Novena by: Rita Ring
  $ 1.00
  plus postage

 Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1


  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00 
plus postage

  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50 
plus postage

Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.


Statues/Religious Items




 Statues, Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your home or place of worship.




Special 12" Holy Family Statue with Glass
 Ivory gowns with gold trim.
$ 200.00
plus shipping


Special 12" Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.

$ 100.00
each plus shipping


Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
White gown with gold trim.
$ 100.00 each plus shipping


  Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
Ivory gown with gold trim.
  $ 100.00 each plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.
$ 60.00 each plus shipping

Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping


  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping



  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping




Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
                3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 19 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.


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