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July 25, 2009

July 26th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for July 26th are Joyful.

 

Florida Retreat

August 2nd - 5th

1:30pm & 6:20pm sessions

   

          

I will be in Florida August 2-5 for retreat‏

 

Retreat in China

August 10th-13th

Mass August 13th - 11:00am

 

 

July 25, 2009

 

 

                Jesus wants us to publish Cycle C and

                    send out in the Priestly Mailing —

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Jeremiah 33: 14-16

    “Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall fulfil the promise of happiness I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:

        In those days and at that time,
        I shall make an upright Branch
            grow for David,
        who will do what is just and upright
            in the country.
        In those days Judah will triumph
        and Israel live in safety.
        And this is the name the city will be called:
        Yahweh–is–our–Saving–Justice.”

 

1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2

May the Lord increase and enrich your love for each other and for all, so that it matches ours for you. And may he so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless in the sight of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus; we instructed you how to live in the way that pleases God, and you are so living; but make more progress still. You are well aware of the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.

 

Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36

‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.’

‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened by debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will come upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come down on all those living on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to hold your ground before the Son of man.’

 
       

1st Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2006
 

INTRODUCTION

The prophet, Jeremiah, lived during one of the most devastating times in the history of Israel.  He witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Babylonians.  He saw many of his fellow citizens enslaved and taken into exile.  Yet his words reflect hope and not despair.  His hope is based not on human capabilities but on God's faithfulness to God’s promises.  Jeremiah recalls God’s promise to his people made over 400 years earlier, during the time of King David, that God would bring to the throne a successor to the King who would bring peace and security to Jerusalem.  We still wait for peace and security not only in Jerusalem but all over the world, but the promised one, a descendant of the House of David has begun his reign.  The gospel tells us one day he will come in great glory to establish the kingdom of God forever.   

HOMILY

Although our society has begun its preparations for the birth of Christ, even as they are hesitant to mention his birth, the Church begins its preparations today.  Our liturgy, however, wants us to know that we are not only preparing for a special celebration three weeks from now, but our readings put before us the bigger picture.  It’s not just the celebration of Jesus’ birth that we are to prepare for but also we must prepare for the day when he comes again to bring us into his kingdom.  Advent tells us Christ is coming, but it also asks us, are we ready to meet him?  If we’re not, his coming 2000 years ago will have little or no value for us.   

For some people his second coming will be a frightening time.  “People will die in fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world...”  But if we are prepared, not just for Christmas, but for Christ, the Lord tells us “stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”  His coming will be for those who have followed him faithfully a day of victory and joy.   

Doesn’t it sound as if our Lord is speaking to us today when he tells us: “Be on guard lest your spirits become bloated with indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares.”  We have to struggle against this happening to all of us during this time of the year.  I’m going to add a thought of my own to this list of things Jesus tells us to guard against.  Make sure to get enough rest.  When we are tired it’s hard to stay organized, focused, to keep our priorities straight and to pray.  And if we don’t pray and keep our priorities straight, Christmas will leave us feeling empty and relieved that it’s all over.   

The gospel’s suggestion for us today as we begin Advent is: “Be vigilant at all times and pray…”  Is there a better formula we can apply to this season to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth or the coming of Christ at the end of our lives or at the end of time.  I’m not going around like Scrooge saying “Bah, humbug!” to Christmas.  I like decorations and lights and parties and Christmas cards and gifts, but to prepare ourselves for what this season of the year is all about, nothing will do the job better than prayer and good works.   

You might pray the rosary or meditate on the Scripture readings for each day.  They are printed every week in the bulletin and you will find them also in the Catholic Update inserted in today’s bulletin.  We have Mass here every morning at 7:30 and Holy Hour twice a week.  We have a bible study, a Legion of Mary, a St. Vincent de Paul, the CAIN ministry and, of course, Bingo.  There’s no end of other good works anyone can find to do if they are interested.  This year we have the shortest Advent possible (only three weeks), so I hope we all make the most of it.   

And now is the time to do it.  No doubt you’ve heard this poem before, but it won’t hurt to repeat it.  It is entitled Today

I shall do much in the years to come, but what have I done today?

I shall give out gold in princely sum, but what did I give today?

I shall lift the heart and dry the tear,

I shall plant a hope in the place of fear,

I shall speak with words of love and cheer, but what have I done today?

I shall be so kind in the after while, but what have I been today?

I shall bring to each lonely life a smile, but what have I brought today?

I shall give to truth a grander birth,

And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,

I shall feed the hungering souls of earth, but whom have I fed today?  

     

  

Fr. Carter

 

 

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Tell My People

Messages from Jesus and Mary

as given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

 
 

Age of the Two Hearts

Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

"After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

Reflection: This is the Age of the Two Hearts! The surest road to sanctity in these our times is through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In making this consecration, and striving with God's grace to live it as best we can each day, we are contributing to the establishment of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and to the arrival of the reign of the Sacred Heart.

 


 

The Joy of Christ

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people that I am a God of joy. I have come so that My people's joy may be complete. So many of My people seek for joy in the wrong places. So many seek their joy and happiness in material things. Joy can spring from material things only when they are used according to My Father's will. Many use material things against My Father's will. Come to My Heart, My people. Come to My Heart in union with your Mother Mary. She will place you within My Heart, and we will teach you the secret of joy. We will show you that joy is meant to be yours at all times-even in the deepest suffering.

"Come to Me, My people. I am your Lord and Master! I am all-powerful! When I say I will give you joy in abundance, I have the means to fulfill My promise. But you must come to My Heart, and you must trust Me. I ask for your total trust. The more you trust Me, the more you will be filled with My joy!"

Reflection: In the Litany of the Blessed Virgin we say, "Cause of our joy, pray for us." Mary is cause of our joy, because, under God, she gives us Jesus, the Source of all joy. Mary is cause of our ever-increasing joy, because she always unites us—if we allow her—more intimately to the Heart of Jesus. And as Jesus tells us above, within His Heart, He and Mary teach us the secret of joy.

 

 

Blue Book 6b

     

February 5, 1995

Before the tabernacle

 

Sorrowful Mysteries

       The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  We are here on this earth to do the work that the Father has planned for us. He calls out to us to be His apostles to spread His love throughout this world, to love God and to love one another.

2.  R.  Jesus came to show us the way. He was born in a stable in such poverty.

3.  R.  From the prophecy of Simeon, Mary knew of the sufferings that Jesus and she would undergo. Now Jesus kneels in the garden and He sees before Him all the sufferings that He would experience through His entire Passion. In vivid detail, He knew every single blow, every thorn, every single insult and slander, the gashes in His body, and He saw this with such clarity in the garden.

4. 

5.  R.  How many times do we see before our eyes

The Cross Leads to Life

Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people that they must keep the lesson of the cross fresh in their consciousness. Remind them that I am the Christ of the Cross as well as the Christ of the Resurrection. I suffered tremendously on My way to death on the cross. My sacred flesh was so cruelly lacerated by the scourging. My sacred head was so cruelly and mockingly crowned with thorns. I was spat upon and made fun of. Exhausted by terrible suffering, I still had to carry the heavy cross to Calvary. There My sacred hands and feet were mercilessly pierced with nails. Oh, what pain this caused Me!

"I suffered all this most willingly—out of love for My Father and for all My people! Through My cross, through My suffering, I obtained new life for My people. Through My cruel and brutal death, I achieved Resurrection for Myself and all My people. My suffering was not an end in itself. It was a necessary passageway to obtain the life I came to give.

"My people must share in My cross, so that they may share more and more in My life. Remind My people, My dear friend, that suffering, when embraced according to My Father's will, leads to greater life here and hereafter. The cross, properly carried, always leads to a greater share in My Resurrection.

"Tell My people that the more they are united with Me in love, the easier is the carrying of the cross. The more one dwells in Me, the more I help that person to carry the cross. In this way, even the heaviest cross becomes relatively light.

"Carrying the cross does not mean to be in misery. Carrying one's cross in union with Me always allows a person to remain in peace. The cross does not take away peace and joy. Despite the pain involved, the cross gives increased peace and joy. I am Lord and Master. I eagerly desire that all listen to My words and live them!

"My people, come each day to My Heart and I will give you the light and strength to carry your cross according to Father's will! I love My people with an overwhelming love, and in this great love I give them this message."

Reflection: One does not have to reflect on the human condition for very long to be reminded of how much suffering exists in all parts of the world. And yet, the great tragedy concerning human suffering is not that there is so much of it, but rather that so much of it is apparently wasted. In God's plan, suffering is meant to lead to greater life, a greater share in Christ's Resurrection here and hereafter. Suffering does just that, if we relate to it according to God's will. To the extent we don't relate to the cross as God's will would have us, we miss the opportunity for suffering to be growth-promoting.

Jesus tells us about the cross and its linkage to life in the Gospel: "Then to all he said: 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross everyday and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it'" (Luke 9:23-24).

And St. Paul tells us: "We are in difficulties on all sides, but never cornered; we see no answer to our problems, but never despair; we have been persecuted, but never deserted; knocked down, but never killed; always, wherever we may be, we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may always be seen in our body" (2 Corinthians 4:8-10).  From Tell My People

 that the road to Him is not the road that we want to take. But it is the road that He calls us to. In compliance to the Father's Will, He said

Abba,  Father!’ he said, ‘For you everything is possible. Take this cup away from me. But let it be as you, not I, would have it.’  Mark 14: 36

6.  R.  Jesus, in His Divinity and humanity, is in this room with us. The invisible reality is that He truly is here, the same as the day He knelt in the garden! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is in this room with us at this very moment!

7.  R.  And how can we not be changed through His presence when we are truly in the presence of the Almighty God?

8.  R.  If we could see Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is truly present here, we scarce could stand it. He is truly here in His Divinity and humanity even though we are not seeing Him!

9.  R.  And the love that you spread this day will make the difference to this hurting world. For He calls out to us to be His soldiers in this world to spread this love. When we look around and the world does not seem like it is thinking about God, He says: "I am truly here with you. The words that I speak to you are these words: I want you to be My soldiers, to carry My light to this world, to spread My love in the dark corners, and to answer the call that I give to you today! Keep your focus on Me always!"

10.  Mary:  Many men in their willfulness has put aside the things of God! Even though man may have forgotten God, God has not forgotten man!

Song between decades:  A Song From Jesus

   

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  Jesus:  They beat My flesh! They tore My skin! I bled My blood for you!

2.  Jesus:  Do you look to the world when I call? Look to Me! See Me as I stand at the pillar! See them as they whip Me with such hatred and anger in their hearts! Your world has turned hard and many hearts of men have forgotten God. I call out to you this day to answer My plea to come to My Tabernacle, to spend your time in prayer, to realize that the closer you are in union with Me, the more powerful your prayers. This is your calling today to join yourself in union with Me ever closer and closer to My Most Burning Heart!

3.  Jesus:  I speak to you this day. I am here with you. Will you open your ears and listen to My plea to focus on Me?

4.  Jesus:  I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God! I call out to each one of you that are present to answer My call. Take Me seriously! The love that you spread to this world today will be the love that makes a difference to a hurting soul!

5.  Jesus:  To look at the world, you think that maybe you do not have to spend so much time with Me. I am telling you this day, I am calling you to take your relationship with Me ever more seriously than you did in the past. I truly want soldiers that are so steadfast in My love, that are united with Me, that live to be ever closer to God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

6.  Jesus:  Do you think that I would not come and talk to you? Why would I die on the cross for My beloved souls and then not come to you this day and plead with you to turn your hearts to the love of God, to be My mighty warriors, to spread My love to this hurting world?

7.  Jesus:  I come to you, My chosen ones this day! Listen to Me so ardently!

8.  R.   See Jesus at the pillar and hear as they give Him blows with such hatred and anger in their hearts that it tore His precious skin! Hear the blows that He received and know that He suffered these blows. This is the reality! He suffered them for our brothers. Our brothers are hurting and in pain. It is only through our prayers and our dedication to Jesus that we will carry His message throughout this world. He calls out to us this day to listen to Him. He is truly talking here! He wants you to be joined ever closer to His Most Sacred Burning Heart!

9.  R.  As He walked away, the earth was marked with His bloody footprints! Do we walk away when He calls us so strongly or do we keep our focus on Him? The power is in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ! The Almighty God is truly present and with us in this room!

10.  Song:  Come unto Me all who are weary and find rest for your soul. Come unto Me, all who are burdened, I will comfort you!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

     

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  They pounded into His Most Precious Head a crown of piercing thorns!

2.  R.  Jesus is our Mediator with the Father.

3.  R.  Jesus now sits on the throne that they gave to Him. They clothed Him in a dirty purple robe that covered His bleeding wounds. They crowned Him with a crown of piercing thorns and gave Him a scepter to hold. Then they spat on Him, scoffed at Him and mocked Him as King of the Jews. This is the King of Kings! The Son of God! The Master comes to the servant! But He does not call us slaves. He calls us His brothers. We are truly brothers in God!

 Jesus:  How can you not love your brothers when My Father created Him? How can you look at your brother with such hatred and anger?

5.  Jesus:  I am calling you today to prayer. To offer your every action to the Father in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for love of your brothers! Give you daily life as an intention in prayer! This world is hurting and needs your prayers! I call to you today to take this plea seriously!

6.  Jesus:  See Me with the blood as it came down My face and into My eyes and My ears! As I looked at your world I saw through a film of blood! Do you know how much I love you? I loved you to My death on the cross! I love your brothers this much. Can you not help him in this world today? I call you to prayer. I call you to be apostles to spread My love throughout this world. The Father has a plan for you. Will you say Yes?

7.  Jesus:  Spread My love to the hurting souls. It is in your touch and it is in your glance that I touch the souls that are close to you!

8.  Jesus:  See beyond what is visible. See the reality of the invisible world! I control your every breath! Life is but a passing moment! The dropping of a pin! The batting of an eye! Then your life is over! What lives on is how you loved God and loved one another!

9.  Jesus:  They crowned Me with a piercing crown of thorns! They pounded into My skull! The thorns went into the inside of My body! I gave My all for love!

10.  Song:  Crown Him with Many Crowns

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

   

Jesus Carries His Cross Up Calvary

1.  R.  They stood around Jesus with their angry and hateful faces! Anger welled up in their hearts! They poked at Him with spears! Jesus, was in total peace, His hands tied in front of Him, always knowing the love of His Father. The Father loves each one of us with such intense love. We are His creation. He loves what He creates! He calls out to us to be ever closer — closer to the love of God!

2.  Jesus:  Come unto Me you weary souls. You wander and you search and you try to do what you can to please Me and you look at the world and then you want to run back. Focus on Me! Follow Me! I am calling you this day to take My messages seriously! Time is so short! You must pray! You must do what the Father wills you to do! It is so important to My plan! Each person has their part to play in this plan. I am calling each of you here to open your hearts, to listen with your hearts to what you are being told is your part in the plan.

3.  Jesus:  I carried the heavy cross on My back. I carried it for greatest love of you! I ask you to carry your crosses. I ask you to do what the Father is asking you to do. I ask you to lead souls ever closer to the burning love of My Heart!

4.  R.  Jesus came to show us the way. Jesus came to teach us how to love. He left His Word with us to nourish us and He left His Body and Blood, that He gives to us this day, to feed our life.

5.  Jesus:  Come unto Me all who are weary and find rest for your soul for I am truly the Almighty God! I have all the power! You must come to Me and realize that I am truly present and with you this day! No one has any power over Me! I walk beside you on your way! I lead you down the roads the Father has planned for you! Come unto Me all who are weary and find rest for your soul. For peace lies in doing the Father's Will! Your joy will come from the heart that is one with God!

6.  Jesus:  As I surrendered to the Will of the Father, I ask you to surrender this day. Consecrate your hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pray to the Spirit to fill you with life and vibrancy, to lead you on your way to your union with God!

7.  Jesus:  And I fell under My cross, but I got up again and carried My cross on My back. For greatest love of you, I carried the cross on My back!

8.  Song:  Lord let me walk that lonesome road with You

9.  R.  Our Blessed Lady walked forever by His side on Calvary as she walks by our side every day. She never leaves us. She is the Most Loving Mother. She is there. She wants to help us on our way, and help us to lead souls ever closer to the burning Heart of her Son, Jesus Christ!

10.  Song:  I Love You Jesus

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

    

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  R.  As Mary held the child Jesus in her arms, as she saw His little hands and feet. She now watches as they pound the hands and feet of her beloved Son into the cross!

Sing:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

2.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

3.  R.  What of this tender little Heart that now beats as Jesus hangs from the cross!

4.  R.  Such love in His Heart! He, God, came to this earth and was made man and gave His flesh and His blood for love of us!

5.  R.  Stand with Mary under the cross! See Jesus against the darkened sky as He hangs in such weakness! Wounded! His whole body covered with bloody wounds. A crown of thorns on His head! The blood comes from His mouth from the blows they have given Him to His head! How can we say no or take this so lightly when He, God, came to this earth and hung on the cross to His death because He loves us and loves our brothers so much!

6.  R.  He calls out and says that He gave His life for us. What more do we want? He truly gave His life! This day He nourishes the life that He has given us in Baptism through His very Body and Blood in the Eucharist. He is here this day! God! God is in our midst! We do not realize the great gift that we have. The soul craves this love of God and it is only the love of God that satisfies the stalking soul. Jesus, open our eyes to see more and more with Godly vision so we can grow ever closer in our union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Spirit, open our eyes! Where we are now blind, let us see! See beyond the bread we eat that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has died. He is risen and He remains with us this day in the Eucharist!

Sing:  I am the Bread of Life

7.  R.  We see those things visible to our eyes! What we need to see are those things that are invisible to our eyes! See that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is truly in the Consecrated Host. See that Jesus dwells within our brother! See the Father's creation! See them as so precious and so special to the Father that He sent His only Son into the world that the souls may be saved and inherit eternal salvation!

8.  R.  Jesus called out from the cross: My God! My God! Why have You forsaken Me? He calls out to us this day!

9.  R.  See Him as He hangs to His death! Jesus gave the last beat of His Heart! The last drop of His blood! Jesus' Heart was pierced and what flowed out were blood and water. Water for baptism, Blood for the Eucharist with which He feeds us. Through the pierced Heart of Jesus, the sacramental life of the Church was formed. The Church is so important to us. Help us to realize more and more that this is Christ's Church. We are one body! We are members of this body!

10.  R.  Jesus calls us to prayer! Prayer for all the members of the Church! For the suffering souls in purgatory! For our brothers that are living with us this day throughout the world! Jesus calls us to realize that we are brothers in Christ. It is our duty, as He gave His life for us, to love likened to Christ. It is our duty to give our life through prayer for our brother!

Song after last decade: A Song from Jesus

   

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph go to the Temple to present the child Jesus. Simeon, who was told by the Holy Spirit that before he died he would see the Messiah, is now led into the Temple and meets Jesus, Mary and Joseph. He holds the child Jesus and says now that he is ready for his death. He tells Mary of the sufferings that she and Jesus will suffer. From this point on, every time Mary beheld the child Jesus, every time she looked at Him, she knew of the immense sufferings that He would suffer. Her heart was pierced each time she looked at her Son, for she always knew that He would suffer such brutality! And a sword, too, will pierce your heart, O Mary.

2.  The Flight into Egypt.   Joseph and Mary are forced to flee to Egypt with the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.  Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus to the Temple when He was twelve years old. When they left with the caravan, they did not realize that Jesus had been left behind. After traveling a day's journey, they realized that the child Jesus was still in Jerusalem. With such sorrow in their hearts, they returned to Jerusalem to find the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

4.  Jesus and Mary Meet on the Way to the Cross.  How Jesus and Mary suffered for us because They love us so much. She did not bear the wounds as Jesus did on her body, but to her heart! The tremendous sufferings she endured. We cannot even imagine what she suffered! As her eyes peered into the eyes of Jesus, she saw Jesus from His childhood all through His life. Feel Mary's heart and the immense love that she has for her Son and watch her look into His eyes and see the blood that runs down His face as He carries the cross on His back! He looks into her eyes and He sees His beloved Mother that He loves so much with her reddened face and tears. No tears that Mary ever shed could express the sorrow that was so deep in her heart. She asks us to look at her Son and all He suffered for love of us, and to see through her eyes the love that He has for us. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

Song:  I Love You Jesus

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.  Jesus was on the cross and Mary stood below the cross.

Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

Jesus promises us that those who love and serve the Lord will have a reward of unending celestial happiness with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever and ever and ever in Heaven.

6.  Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross and Laid in Mary's Arms.  See Mary as she enters the Temple with Joseph and the child Jesus in her arms. Simeon says to her that a sword, too, will pierce your heart, O Mary. See her as she holds the child Jesus horizontally in her arms. Such a precious love between Mary and her infant. The words of Simeon were so cold to her ears but so true as she, under the cross, holds her Son horizontally in her arms. He is covered with blood. His body is limp. Without a breath to His body, she now knows Simeon's prophecy has been fulfilled. She holds the lifeless body of Jesus in her arms. The love that the Father has for us that He truly gave His only Son for love of us! The love that Mary has! Visualize that picture in your mind! The love of Mary! The love of Jesus! The love of the Two Hearts! His Heart was pierced with a lance. Her Heart was pierced with a sword. With all love there is suffering. How these Two suffered for love of us! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary.

7.  The Burial of Jesus.  And they locked Jesus' body in a tomb! But death has no power over Jesus! For in three days, He rose triumphant from the dead. Mary, who now weeps outside the tomb, knows the cold reality that her Son is dead! But she will see Him again when He rises from the dead!

 

This rosary was prayed before Jesus in the Tabernacle in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Rita, Cathy, Joe, Harold and Diane Kellner, Diane's parents, Sr. Rita and Marty were present.

 

 

Given July 23, 2009

Message from Jesus about the 15 year anniversary - Feast of Saint Ignatius 

 

 

15 Years

 

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)

  

 

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                He was excited and he said to me

 

 

                Rita, Jesus and Mary gave me these messages
                    and the whole concept of the spiritual life
                    is in them

 

 

                Also Fr. Carter taped these messages and they are available on disc.

 

                He discerned all those messages until almost the day he died —
                        He would discern the daily message 4 times and
                        he wouldn't go to bed until he did —

                    He lived to put this Movement into motion for Jesus —
                        He loved Jesus and Mary so much and he knew They
                        loved him —

                            he said Jesus told him this

 

 

                Here is a picture of Fr. Carter and a quote of Cardinal Bernardin Fr. Carter
                    used in a newsletter.

 

   

 

Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR
 

    Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.

    "But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.

    "It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...

    "What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have foundGod's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."3


Notes:

3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.

 

 

                        I am proud God called us to this Ministry
                        to spread His unfathomable love to the hungry souls-
                        to help renew the Church and the world and spread
                        the Consecration to help lead to this Age of the 2 Hearts —
                        the Age of great love

 

 

 

 

July 23, 2009   TODAY JESUS SAID                    

 

Jesus:
It will be 15 years since I gave this message.
I have taken those who pray the prayers deeply into My Heart
and Mary has taken you deeply into her heart.
On this special anniversary I would ask you again to continue praying these prayers in your home, in
churches, in schools and to have these statues with the glass from Mary's image with you as you pray.
 
Great miracles have been given for healing spiritually and physically to those who have prayed these prayers these past 15 years
and now I ask you to have these statues with the images as you pray.
Miracles in families for healing and return to the Churches have occurred from your prayers, I ask you now to have the statue with glass and pictures of My face, Our Lady of Clearwater and My Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate Heart.
Your world is in need of great grace to fight off the attacks of satan and I will pour out My grace to those who pray the prayers in the Prayer Manual and pray candle rosaries with the meditations in Blue Book 6 A, B, C.
 
I will be with you and Mary will be with you when you pray these rosaries we gave when I appeared and Mary appeared 14 years ago.
I give the waters in Clearwater for healing.
Included in the statues with the glass are to be My Sacred Heart Statues and
Mary in all titles and the Infant of Prague.
These statues for the glass are the ones that were
 
especially made for the Shepherds of Christ that the glass will be put in.
 
The Prayers are to be said all over the world.
Praying for the priests, the church and the world.
 
It is in praying the prayers that great grace will be outpoured as you pray for the priests, the Church and the world.
 
I desire the retreats to continue from both centers.
Special healing graces are outpoured as you pray for the priests, the Church and the world during these retreats on the 5th, 13th and the Sidney rosary.
 
There is special healing graces granted as you pray the rosary.
Use these meditations given in the Red Rosary Book, Blue Books, especially Blue Book 6 A, B, C.
 
Please on this 15 year anniversary make a new commitment to follow your vocation in the Shepherds of Christ.

 


October 13, 2003

    "I want to be an Apostle of
        the Sacred Heart for the
        Shepherds of Christ Movement.

    I thank God for His gifts to me
       and I want to serve and love
       God in this Movement.

    God help me to do Your will
        always and help me to spread
        this message and these prayers
        to the world. Help me to spread
        Your peace.

    Help me to be an instrument of
        love.

    Outpour your grace to me for
        this vocation in the Shepherds
        of Christ Movement."

 

 

Pledge again to your commitment - those who are apostles of My Eucharistic Heart praying for the intentions I gave to Fr. Carter.
 
I wish the messages I gave to Fr. Carter and Mary gave to him in Tell My People be circulated now extensively.
This small book must be reprinted
I also desire the homily book cycle C be circulated and printed before the new cycle begins for the next priestly mailing.
Pray for this homily book and the mailing.
 
I give to you directions to help take you more deeply into My Heart and My Mother's Heart.
You have been called by Me to lead the strayed ones home to My Heart.

   

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

‘Disaster for the shepherds who lose and scatter the sheep of my pasture, Yahweh declares. This, therefore, is what Yahweh, God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd my people, "You have scattered my flock, you have driven them away and have not taken care of them. Right, I shall take care of you for your misdeeds, Yahweh declares! But the remnant of my flock I myself shall gather from all the countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; they will be fruitful and increase in numbers. For them I shall raise up shepherds to shepherd them and pasture them. No fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost, Yahweh declares!
                                                                                                                      

   Look, the days are coming,
      Yahweh declares,
   when I shall raise an upright Branch
      for David;
   he will reign as king and be wise, 
   doing what is just and upright
      in the country. 
   
In his days Judah will triumph
   and Israel live in safety.
  And this is the name he will be called,
  ‘Yahweh–is–our–Saving–Justice.’ "

 

Help Me
I desire the Fatima grotto be placed outside the building in Clearwater ask Bob to do this.
I further desire the Shepherds of Christ to maintain and keep this building in Clearwater for the purposes I have stated.
Prayer Chapters, these priestly mailings, retreats, circulation of these messages to help bring about this era of peace promised by Mary at Fatima
and the era of the 2 Hearts
I promised to you in Tell My People.
This is My Movement
I am Jesus the Good Shepherd, Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
My Father sent Mary to deliver this messages at Clearwater.
Read Jeremiah chapters 20, 21, 22.
They would not listen.
I call you to this vocation to lead the strayed ones home to Me.
 

 

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)

 

   

 

      

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

"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)

 

  

 

  


 

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