Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

July 22, 2001

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.

Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.

Messenger:  Please pray for an important intention.

                  Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!

Pray for a special priest and Father Mike,
Spread the Blood of Jesus on all involved, cast the devil far
away, ask for the special coming of the Holy Spirit in a special way
and consecrate all hearts to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

July 23rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period 2.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for July 23rd is Joyful.


Messenger: Let us pray fervently to St. Ignatius in the
                next days until his feast July 31, 2001.

                    Pray for funds. Pray for Steve and Sheila.



    Rosary July 24, 2001  Sidney, Ohio Tuesday 6:20 PM

    Mass & Rosary July 27, 2001 China, Indiana Friday
                   Mass - 12:30 PM
China time  
                   Rosary - 6:20 PM
China time



July 22, 2001

Messenger: On December 12, 1996 when I received the Mary's message
                        tape something happened that Our Lord
                        allowed. Something happened that stopped something
                        that was most dear to me.

                    The result of this I believe led to some of my
                        greatest writings I received on the Mass in
                        the front of the Mass Book dated the end
                        of the year 1996 and into early January 1997.

                    When we are forced to do without something that
                        is most dear, many times it draws us closer and
                        closer to Jesus.

                    I think of what the priest said in Mass about being
                        attached to things. There are so many messages
                        in Blue Book II  about not being attached to
                        anything. But to hear a priest speak of this
                        at Mass helped me and the seed works in
                        my mind constantly to keep my whole focus
                        on Him and being united to persons according
                        to God's will and using things and going places
                        only as God desires.

                    We pray for God's will in everything.

                     Those things I treasure so much are the
                        sacraments and my encounters with Him.
                        I want the deepest union with Him when I
                        go to Mass and Confession, but if He
                        allows me to suffer, I realize that in
                        enduring whatever He gives me, it can
                        bring down great grace.

                    Yesterday I had such lights at Mass. It was a great
                        consolation. I realized the depth to which I can
                        intercede for this holy mission of helping to bring
                        about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph
                        of Mary's Immaculate Heart.

                     I feel so deeply the sorrow in my heart for the sins
                        of this earth, the murdering of little innocent
                        babies in the womb, I feel so deeply the sorrow of
                        Our Lady as she spoke in her daily visits to me
                        about the deterioration of the spirituality of
                        the youth. She cried out and I cry inside 
                        and my conviction to reach the
                        schools with the rosaries is so deep.
                        She spoke of her sorrow of how many
                        of her children (Mary even refers to the older  
                        people as her children) were going to hell. 

                    I feel so deeply about things that they have revealed
                        to me. They are chiseled on my soul. I felt
                        as if the swords of sorrow - from Our Lord and
                        Our Lady pierced my heart and at times my
                        heart would hurt for days after a revelation
                        given to me. The reality of the Blessed Virgin
                        truly appearing and saying these things and
                        the inability to get people to listen to the
                        message was so upsetting in my heart, but the
                        suffering I experienced I endured for greater
                        grace to be released for souls. And then what
                        seemed to be a time of great anguish for
                        me having been asked to give up something
                        so dear December 12, 1996 was a time of great
                        gifts for all of us. The writings I received late
                        in December, 1996 in the Apostles' Manual and
                        the beginning of Mass Book I and eventually
                        some in the Priestly Newsletter were gifts
                        given to the world.
                            I remember how Father Carter was not permitted to
                        attend the 13th gatherings after March 13, 1997. Every 13th
                        we would get together and pray from about
                        12:00 until very late in the afternoon and he
                        was not permitted to go on the 13th. Our Lord said there 
                        were great graces given for the world as Father Carter 
                        obeyed and stayed behind the scenes and prayed
                        so fervently with us to help bring about the
                        Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of
                        Mary's Immaculate Heart. We prayed with all
                        our hearts and souls united to the Masses going
                        on around the world for the priests and the
                        Church and the world.
                            Father Carter could say Masses, but on the off
                        days. He focused a lot on the Newsletter
                        and helped in every way he could, but he
                        could not attend the 13th gatherings.
                            This really prepared us immensely for the
                        days to come when he is now pleading at
                        the throne while we are here below praying.
                            This helped us to learn about our hearts being
                        united even if we aren't all together in the 
                        same room.
                            This helped us let go of what we wanted and
                        obey God's will letting all things up to Him.
                        This helped us to learn about being united as a
                            body in prayer, united in our hearts.

                        I feel this deep connection to Masses going on
                            around the world. I feel it all day. I feel so
                            deeply united to Father Carter and all
                            the saints in heaven, St. Ignatius, St. Xavier,
                            St. Claude, St. Margaret Mary, St. Francis,
                            St. Clare, Jacinta, Francisco, Padre Pio,
                            Fr. Willig, all the popes in heaven and bishops
                            and priests and all the apostles. I feel connected
                            to St. Paul and St. Michael. I feel a deep, deep 
                            love for them and St. Rita and St. Joseph and 
                            our beloved Mother. I see myself dwelling in
                            the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and so one with 
                            the Father and the Holy Spirit, pleading and begging
                            for grace and mercy. 

                        It is so wonderful to have priests all over the world
                            celebrating so many Masses on Saturdays and
                            Sundays. We as the Body of Christ should
                            be so united in holy prayer. Pleading and begging
                            for grace and mercy from God and telling God
                            how sorry we are for our sins, the sins of
                            all the earth, telling God how deeply we
                            love Him and thanking Him for all His gifts
                            and petitioning Him to hear our prayer and
                            outpour His grace and mercy on us.



July 22, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  We really can't measure how God will outpour
                        His grace.

                      In deep suffering as we endure it willingly,
                        it can help to bring down great graces.

                      God is so good to us. He teaches us great
                        lessons in all our suffering.

                       Here is a writing I received December 18, 1993
                        on suffering. It was written 7 years before
                        Father Carter died.



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Take Up Your Cross

God's Blue Book I Cover

December 18, 1993

Pain? Oh, how I suffered! The pain was so intense, I could hardly bear it. I was so wounded and so covered with blood. Think of a little gash and how it hurts when it begins to bleed. I bled and I bled all over. Such intense pain. Every time you experience pain, think of Me and how minute your little pain is. There was not a place on My body that was not covered with blood. There were deep wounds all over Me. My head throbbed from the crown they had placed on Me and I was forced to carry a big cross so heavy, I scarce could move it on My shoulder. My shoulder ached so badly I felt as if it was constantly breaking by the weight of the cross. But I carried it and pushed on My way. If I stopped, I was poked and pushed and hit. The crowd jeered and they forced Me on My way. What crime had I committed? Why was I forced to endure such torture? It was out of love of you that I continued that journey. I was God. I could have stopped at any moment. I was obedient to death to the demands of My Father.

    Pain, child? I suffered so much for love of you! This is how I love you at this moment. In all that befalls you you must know at every moment that I know exactly what you are suffering. There is nothing that happens in your life without My consent and it comes from Him Who loves you.

    Take your crosses and truly endure them. Accept them. Know that everything that happens in your life I have allowed. Accept it with the love with which I give it. You are being taught in that pain. You are suffering for yourselves and others. I endured all that pain. Did I once say, "Father, take it away?" I am your model. I showed you the way. I took it all, every last wound, every kick and smack and vileness. I took My cross and I carried it without a word. This is what I ask of you. Know that when you are experiencing pain or suffering, or being taunted by those around you, look to the Master for your course of action. I took it all, every last wound, and accepted it to My death. I did not say, "Oh, how awful." I did not complain. I walked in silence that bumpy road with a heavy cross, with My mother suffering by My side and I never complained. I accepted it all for love of you.

    Carry your crosses, little ones. They are gifts from Me. Do not look for an explanation or a way to get rid of them. I will take them when I think you have had enough. It is in suffering that you experience My life more fully. It is in suffering that I speak to you in a special way. Endure it. I know every ache and pain you are experiencing. I am this close to you! Your pain may save a soul dead in sin or get a soul from purgatory. Accept all I send you and don't complain. A lot of the pain is enhanced by your rejection. A lot of your lessons are lost by your refusal to see that crosses come from Me. I give you crosses to share in My suffering. I love you so much, little ones. Know how personal I am with you: the very hairs of your head are numbered. Come close to Me and look into My eyes. I am truly here with you at every single moment. Think of Me as a person, but I am closer than any person could ever be! I am there and I know your every breath and I care about your every breath. Who could even do this for another? Others would have to sometimes think of themselves.

    I am God and I can think of you at every instant. I am so close to you you do not have any comprehension. It is not a myth. I am truly present to you at every instant. Feel My presence. Make Me alive to you. Experience all I have to give you. You will know Me as your personal Jesus the more you read and re-read these letters. I write them to each of you. Only God could love you each this way. Focus on Me and you and how close I am to you. I love you so, little one. Whence you go you never walk alone. I walked a road of torture that led to My death for love of you! When will you realize what I say is true? When will you know how close I am to you and embrace Me as I so desire? You hold yourself back because you do not focus on My love for you. I would walk that path this day for you. I love you the same this moment as I did then. Oh, little one, you want to put your little crosses down so fast. Hold them and walk awhile with Me down the road to Calvary. Be by My side and share a little in how intently I trod out of love of you.

    I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. I am alive in this room with you. I am by your side. A toothache, you say-what pain! Accept your pain. I want you to feel that pain now. It will go away.* It is so little. Heartache I know, heartache to love each of My children so much and be ignored or put at arm's length! Do you know how it is to love another and not have their love? I long for your love with Me, but you are busy. You do not have the time to be with Me while I await thee. I am an ardent lover Who waits for each of My children to come and experience this great love. You stay away from Me Who is always waiting and you search this barren desert for that which I have to give you. I watch you in this search and want you to come home to My heart. I am waiting for you, little one. Don't keep yourself from Me. Remember how I suffered for love of you. When you feel a pain, remember the pain I suffered for love of you. That is how I love you this very day. Take your cross and walk with Me. Come and be with Me. I have that which your hungry soul craves.

    I am your loving Jesus. I love you, child. You do not know. I wait to be closer to you. You must see Me as this personal and this alive in your life! Oh, sweet one, I love you to My death and I love you this way today. I lament My children lost in darkness. I want to be united to you. Come and make Me the center of your life. I wait for you!

R. *My toothache is gone!

end of December 18, 1993 message



July 22, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  So much happened in those 7 years to reach
                        so many souls.

                      Write a letter to God the Father and thank Him
                        for all the gifts you have received in 
                        advancing in the spiritual life since
                        Jesus called you to His Movement
                        Shepherds of Christ.

                       Please unite in holy prayer with us all day
                        united to the Mass praying for this
                        mission to help bring about the Reign
                        of the Sacred Heart and triumph of
                        Mary's Immaculate Heart and Shepherds
                        of Christ intentions.

                            It is real. Here are some pictures of
                        Mary from July 5, 2001. We take so much
                        for granted. When Mary appeared to me in
                        1994 and 1995 many people wouldn't believe
                        me. Now with such an enormous sign they 
                        still don't want to hear our Lady crying out.


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

Mary speaks: 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



July 22, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  Please pray with us. It is true, in the Reign of peace
                        the souls of the earth will love God as He intends.



Revelation 19: 1-10

Songs of victory in heaven

     After this I heard what seemed to be the great sound of a huge crowd in heaven, singing, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and power to our God! He judges fairly, he punishes justly, and he has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her prostitution; he has avenged the blood of his servants which she shed.’ And again they sang, ‘Alleluia! The smoke of her will rise for ever and ever.’  Then the twenty–four elders and the four living creatures threw themselves down and worshipped God seated on his throne, and they cried, ‘Amen, Alleluia.’
     Then a voice came from the throne; it said, ‘Praise our God, you servants of his and those who fear him, small and great alike.’ And I heard what seemed to be the voices of a huge crowd, like the sound of the ocean or the great roar of thunder, answering, ‘Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.’ The angel said, ‘Write this, "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb," ’ and he added, ‘These words of God are true.’ Then I knelt at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘Never do that: I am your fellow–servant and the fellow–servant of all your brothers who have in themselves the witness of Jesus. God alone you must worship.’ The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.



Revelation 21: 3

...they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them.



July 22, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  Please pray.

                         There is a Mass in China, Indiana Friday July 27, 2001. 
                        Come and unite as a body and pray for
                        the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph
                        of Mary's Heart. Pray from the Eucharistic
                        Center in China, Indiana. Please, if you
                        cannot come join with us before the tabernacle
                        or at home and pray. We will pray for the priests,
                        the Church and the world and ask for a special
                        outpouring of grace. We will have the usual
                        6:20 prayer service (5:20 China, IN time) and a special rosary
                        afterwards that day.

                    Please come to Florida August 5, 2001 for the 6:20 prayers.
                        There will be a special rosary.



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Messenger: Jesus asks us to pray for special things.
  Spread the Blood of Jesus, Consecrate their hearts,
                Cast the Devil far away, ask for the coming of the Holy

                1)  Pray for urgent intention, a special priest 
                      and all involved.
                2)  Pray for Father Mike and Father Laurentin.
                3)  Pray for special Bishops and Archbishops
                4)  Pray for a special man and son,
                     and family and all involved.
                5)  Pray for all priests, Bishops and Cardinals
                     receiving the Newsletter.
                     Pray for grace for them to respond especially
                     by beginning prayer chapters.
                6)  Pray for the telephone operators.
                7)  Pray for communication and business in
                8)  Pray for people to respond to fund letters.
                9)  Pray for money to circulate pictures.

March 5, 2001

March 5, 2001

               10)  Pray for funds and grace.
              11)  Pray for all Shepherds of Christ apostles,
                     handmaids, servants.
              12)  Pray for availability Prayer manuals.
              13)  Pray for second priestly Newsletter Book.
              14)  Pray for documentary and all involved.
              15) Pray for special intentions of our donors.



A Note from the President of Shepherds of Christ:

If you are devoted to Our Lady's rosary, we need your help! A member of our ministry is very devoted to Our Blessed Mother and he is helping to teach us how to grow our volunteer rosary makers. He estimates that we will need approximately $37,000 this year for beads alone! This translates into 22,339,500 rosary beads (yes, 22 million beads) assembled by volunteers into 378 thousand rosaries. The biggest users of our rosaries are the Catholic schools, who requested more than 100,000 rosaries last year.

Can you help us? I appeal to you for funds, whether large or small. We give because we love God, we love our Blessed Mother, and we love souls. We will accept gifts in many forms, besides cash or check donations, we can receive gifts directly in the form of stocks or property. These gifts can offer large tax advantages to the donor and increase the monetary value of the gift to us. Also if you can help assemble rosaries we need your help! If you can help us in anyway, please call or write us. God Bless!

I love you,
John Weickert




A rosary can be used to pray for healing. It is powerful to unite our prayers to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater.

In times of trouble, for special prayer, we can use our rosary and pray as follows.

A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

On one Hail Mary bead or as many as you desire, say: 

May God heal                     through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater in union with the Mass and all the Masses being celebrated around the world.

Pray the Hail Mary or Hail Mary's then pray this after the Hail Mary.

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

May                     be healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater if it be the holy will of God.

Note: You can look at Mary on the image rosary while you pray this rosary.

Note: The above section can be printed out from a PDF file, and you can pray the rosary looking at the pictures.


December 17, 2000, Mary speaks:

Help me to circulate my red and blue
    Rosary Books and the
    prayers my Son gives to you.

This is a gift we give you.
All the revelations are gifts given to you.
My Son is the Light of the World.
He is Jesus born in a stable.
Will you help me?
He is the Light of the World. Help me, help me
    reach my children of the world.

To order your Rosary Book fill out this form and send your donation to Shepherds of Christ Ministries, PO Box 193, Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193, Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451.

Name: _________________      Street: _____________________________

City:   _________________      State:   _________________ Zip: ________

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Messenger: Pray for Ron, Fernando and Perry.


Prayer List for apostles for interior use in the Movement. Pray hourly.

Spread the Blood of Jesus on everyone involved with Shepherds of Christ in any way, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil out, pray for coming of the Holy Spirit in a special way for all people involved on this list.

Please pray for one new very important intention.
Pray for the 5 urgent intentions.
Pray for the Pope and everyone we need to help us.
* Pray for the priestly newsletter, for funds for it and for all involved.
Pray for the taping of the priestly newsletter.
Pray for the reproduction of disks.
Pray for the Newsletter that
is being sent from China and from Cincinnati.
Pray for priests receiving the Newsletter for grace.
Pray for fund letters, all donors, and getting the right names. 
Pray for setting up telephone communications at the Morrow Center for priests receiving the newsletter and wanting the Prayer Manuals.
Pray for open communications within the Shepherds of Christ Ministries.
Consecrate Hearts of all Priests in the world saying Mass today.
Pray for the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the great Era of Peace.
Pray for vision.
Pray for the prison ministry.
Pray for Father M.
Pray for the Church and the world.
Pray to make amends to God for the sins of the men of this earth.
Pray to make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Pray for Don, Bob, Reggie, Bush, all donors and those who Jesus wants to help us financially.
Pray for Father Carter and the Jesuits, the people at Colombiere.
* Pray for 2 special priests.
* Pray for funds and grace.
Pray for designated priests, Fr. Mike, Fr. Peter, Fr. Laurentin, Fr. Joe, Fr. Lou B., Fr. Smith, Fr. Ken, Fr. Sevilla and all priests involved in the Imprimaturs translations including all bishops and all bishops over us. Pray for Bishop Ed, Fr. Don, Fr. Tom, Fr. Hagee and special priests, priests who help us in China, and priests who help us in Florida.
Pray for Father's sister Merle, for all of us servants, handmaids, apostles and vocations to all 7 categories.
Pray for the Internet team and the daily messages.
Pray for people reading the Internet.
Pray for prayer book, Mass Book II, and Daily Message Books.
Pray for all covers, pray for Cathy.
Pray for an audience with the Pope.
Pray for all Jesuits involved, all those over us.
Pray for Mike and Dan.
Pray for the rights to the books, pray for Jesuits in Father's house.
Pray for the process of getting Father's books on the Internet.
Pray for money to reprint the books.
Pray for the printing of the Priestly Newsletter Book II and the funds to do it.
Pray we can send it to all bishops and Jesuits.
Pray for Fernando, Ron, Joseph, Peter, Ed, Jane, Sonia, Don, Sue & Ken.
Pray for Perry and family and discernment.
Pray for all sub-centers and all out-of-state rosaries; Denver, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Toledo, St. Louis, Memphis and California.
Pray for the nursing home mailing, bus mailing.
Pray for Genevieve's daughter and Sheila's mom and the repose of the soul of Jerry's dad.
Pray for Paul and Joan
Pray for B & M, pray that we can buy it and Tina and Terry, all printing jobs, companies involved.
Pray for 5th, the 13th, the 17th.
Pray hourly for the Rosary on the 5th & all attending and those traveling to Florida.
Pray for building up of Morrow, Ohio, Dale, Indiana, Toledo, Ohio, Sidney, Ohio, Iowa, and other sub-centers.
Pray for the Holy Spirit Center and all involved.
Pray for all our families, children in school, college mailing.
Pray for lots and lots of people to help us get prayer manuals and pictures.
Pray for Rosary Factory and rosary beads.
Pray for lots of rosary makers and rosaries for the schools.
Pray for Paul C., Margaret Mary, Steve and Sheila, Monica, Angie, Marian, Cathy, Joe, Nick, Mary, Emily, Joe, Doris, Glaci, Dunkers, Joan R., Morgan, Mark, Walter, Janice, Mike A., Margaret, Ron, Harold, Scott, Nathan, Don,  Rosalie, and Dennis.
Pray for everyone who has asked us to pray for them.
Pray for Steve and Sheila and repairs.
Pray for Fred and all involved with him becoming a priest

Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ children.
Pray for Victor's son, Michael. (Victor and Frances)
Pray for Delores and organization of writings and other material.

Last revised
July 18, 2001


(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)


I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.



Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q:  How do I feel we can build each other up when we are tired and weary?

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