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July 27, 2009

July 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for July 28th are Sorrowful.

 

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 27, 2009

 

 

                Jesus wants us to publish Cycle C and

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Zephaniah 3: 14-18

Shout for joy, daughter of Zion, 
Israel, shout aloud! 
Rejoice, exult with all your heart, 
daughter of Jerusalem! 
Yahweh has repealed your sentence; 
he has turned your enemy away. 
Yahweh is king among you, Israel, 
you have nothing more to fear. 

When that Day comes, 
    the message for Jerusalem will be: 
Zion, have no fear, 
do not let your hands fall limp. 
Yahweh your God is there with you, 
the warrior–Saviour. 
He will rejoice over you with happy song, 
he will renew you by his love, 
he will dance with shouts of joy for you, 
as on a day of festival.

 

Philippians 4: 4-7

    Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful. Let your good sense be obvious to everybody. The Lord is near. Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude, and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

 

Luke 3: 10-18

    When all the people asked him, 'What must we do, then?' he answered, 'Anyone who has two tunics must share with the one who has none, and anyone with something to eat must do the same.' There were tax collectors, too, who came for baptism, and these said to him, 'Master, what must we do?' He said to them, 'Exact no more than the appointed rate.' Some soldiers asked him in their turn, 'What about us? What must we do?' He said to them, 'No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!'

    A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, 'I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, who is more powerful than me, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fan is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn in a fire that will never go out.' And he proclaimed the good news to the people with many other exhortations too.

 

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2006

INTRODUCTION:  Our theme for today, as it often is, is summed up in the Psalm Refrain: “Cry out with joy and gladness, for among you is the great and holy one of Israel.”  Our first reading from the prophet Zephaniah goes back about 700 years before Christ.  The Assyrians were the dominant force in the Middle East and were an unusually warlike, brutal people.  Their capital city was in northern Iraq near modern day Mosul.  Our first reading comes from a time shortly after the Assyrians wiped out the northern part of Israel.  They brought severe suffering upon the southern part of Israel too, the area around Jerusalem, but they did not conquer it.  Jerusalem would still stand for another 130 years until the Babylonians conquered it.  The Babylonian empire, as you might remember, was centered around Baghdad and it was after they destroyed the Assyrian empire that they moved on to conquer many other nations in the Middle East which included Judah and Jerusalem.   (It sounds very much like what’s going on over there today, doesn’t it?)  Meanwhile back to Zephaniah 700 years before Christ after the northern part of Israel had been devastated.  Jerusalem was struggling to recover from the near destruction they had suffered, but they didn’t learn their lesson.  Idolatry and immorality were rampant among the Jews.  The king of Judah himself offered his own son as a human sacrifice to the pagan gods.  Most of Zephaniah’s book records his efforts to correct abuses among God’s people.  His book ends on a note of hope, however, as he addresses those who are faithful to God.  He tells them to rejoice and assures them God will rejoice and sing too because of his love for them and for all the blessings that will be theirs.  Can any of us begin to imagine what it would sound like to hear God singing?   

There is something we should be aware of when we hear the second reading too.  St. Paul is sitting in prison somewhere when he wrote this, and prisons in those days were really bad.  Today’s prisons would look like a luxury hotel by comparison.  Yet Paul can be joyful and he is able to encourage the Philippians to have no anxiety and to rejoice always.   

HOMILY  In the days when we had Mass in Latin, today was known as Gaudete Sunday.  That means “Be Joyful.”  The liturgy continues to communicate that theme of joy with rose colored vestments and readings telling us to rejoice.   

So on this Gaudete Sunday I thought you would enjoy a couple of laughs.

First a riddle for you: Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?  Answer: You do all the work, and the guy that wears that big fancy suit gets all the credit. 

A couple were always fascinated by old churches and wherever they traveled if they came near an old church they had to stop and look inside.  Once in a small town church they saw an oddly shaped bell and asked the person cleaning the church what the strange bell was used for.  They were told “That bell is reserved for calamities, like fires, floods, or a visit from the archbishop.”   

Lastly, if laughter really were the best medicine, hospitals would have found a way to charge us for it long ago.   

Laughter fades away, but there is something that lasts and sustains us all the more: joy.  Joy goes deeper than just being funny.  We heard the prophet in today’s first reading telling God's people, during an especially difficult time in their history, to “sing for joy.”  They should sing for joy not because things were wonderful, but because God was in their midst.  And we heard Paul, in prison, tell the Philippians to rejoice always.  The scriptures give us different ideas about joy than our culture does.  Our society seems to tell us joy stems from what we have.  The scriptures tell us our joy comes from what we have (for the Lord is in your midst as Zephaniah tells us) but it also comes from what we will have in some future time, something we can trust in because God is faithful to his promises.   

In the few minutes I have, let me name some of the things that keep us from having joy:  * Feeling sorry for oneself.  * Constantly putting other people down to make ourselves look smarter or better.  * Putting ourselves down all the time.  Because we’re human we all make mistakes or do wrong and there are healthy ways of dealing with guilty or shame, but constantly beating ourselves up is not one of them.  * Holding on to anger and resentment.  It only eats us up inside and does not produce joy.  We have to forgive.  * Thinking that having more things is going to make us happy.  It satisfies us only momentarily.  * And then there’s fear and worry.  Paul says have no anxiety at all.  That might sound impossible but there are so many things that cause us anxiety, which we can do nothing about and we have to leave in God's hands. 

If self pity, guilt, unforgiveness, anger, resentment, fear, and worry work against our having joy, then what will lead to joy?  We must decide to be joyful.  Paul tells the Philippians “rejoice” as if it is something for them to choose to do rather than it being something that just happens to them.  I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  Dr. Hans Selye, the scientist who developed and researched the concept of stress, would agree.  He said:  it’s generally not the things outside of us that create stress for us, but it’s the way we respond to these things.  Next we need to be good and to do good.  Otherwise we won’t feel good about ourselves.  The people in today’s gospel ask the Baptist, “what should we do?”   John gave them a few specific ideas.  All we have to do is read the gospels or the 10 Commandments and we’ll get the idea that there’s more to a good life than just to say, “I believe!”  Lastly, I think gratitude is the final key to unlock the way to joy.  And again, being grateful is an intentional thing, it is an attitude we must develop.  St. Paul said: “in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”  A heart that is ungrateful is not happy.  This is not all that could be said about joy, but it’s probably enough for us to think about today.   

My closing words for today are don’t make yourselves so anxious this season that you lose the joy that can be found only in knowing Jesus’ love.  “The Lord, your God, is in your midst.”

 

 

Fr. Carter

 

 

Jesus wants to publish this. Can you help us?

Tell My People

Messages from Jesus and Mary

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

 
 

The Riches of the Immaculate Heart

Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how often I have pressed you to my maternal and Immaculate Heart in the greatest love! How often I allow you to taste the sweetness of this Heart. How often I make you aware that my Heart is your refuge where you feel so much loved, where you feel so secure, where you feel bathed in peace! I desire that you tell all the people about the riches contained in my Immaculate Heart. Tell my people to come to my Heart each day. I will caress them with my maternal love. I will lead them ever closer to the Sacred Heart of my Son. I will tell them to listen to Jesus. I will remind them that He is their Lord and Master. I will remind them to do whatever He tells them to do.

"Yes, my dearly beloved son, tell my people all these things. Keep reminding them of my great love for them. Keep reminding them how I love to draw them to my maternal and Immaculate Heart!"

Reflection: Is there anyone who, listening to these words of Mary, does not long for a closer union with the loving Heart of our Mother?

 


 

The Tears and Sorrows of Mary

Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I have given you a great devotion to my sorrows and tears. Tell my people about this devotion. Tell them I promise great blessings to all who say seven Hail Marys each day in honor of my tears and seven sorrows. Included in my promise is that of granting special assistance at the hour of death. At this moment, all who practice this devotion will see my face."

Reflection: Listed below are the seven sorrows of Mary. Let us each day recall these sorrows as we pray the seven Hail Marys as Our Lady requests.

  1. The prophecy of Simeon.

  2. The Flight into Egypt.

  3. The loss of Jesus in the Temple.

  4. Jesus and Mary meet during the way of the cross.

  5. Mary witnesses the crucifixion of her Son.

  6. Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in Mary's arms.

  7. The burial of Jesus.

 

 

Blue Book 6b

     

 

February 7, 1995

Shepherds of Christ Meeting

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries 

 

  

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Jesus told the apostles that their faith would be put to the test.

Peter said, ‘Even if all fall away, I will not.’   Mark 14: 29

2.  R.  Be with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. His Hour had now arrived. He was about to be handed into the hands of His betrayer. He said to the apostles: Can you not watch with Me? And they fell asleep. Jesus was all alone in His agony. He saw before Him all the souls of this world today. The souls that are so busy that they do not even think of Jesus for one second. The indifferent souls! These are the souls that wounded His Most Sacred Heart!

3.  R.  Peter, who vowed to be faithful to Jesus, now slept! How many times are we half asleep when Jesus calls to us and we do not see because we do not want to let go of our world? How many times when we are called this day to spread His Good News, do we answer that call?

4. R.  Do we tell Jesus how we love Him as Peter did, and then when we are around others we worry so about how they think. It is so easy to forget how we sat and said to Jesus: Jesus, I love You! I love You! What can I do? Jesus is calling to you this night to take a stand in this world that is hurting. Never forsake Him! Realize that the most important thing in your life is our relationship with Jesus! When we are with others, know that He is with us always, waiting to love through us to this hurting world. At every moment with every heartbeat, He is within us and He will operate out of us to this hurting world if we will open up our hearts and let Him live, minute by minute, second by second, within our hearts.

5. R.  Think of the souls this day! Think of the people that you see that do not give any thought to Jesus at all! These are the people that you touch when you spread the Good News. It is so hard in this cold world to spread the love of Jesus. But He calls out to you this day to be His soldiers in a cold world. March into the world and spread His light as He radiates from our soul.

6. R.  As Jesus suffered such agony, such pain, He was comforted through His passion by the acts of love that we give to Him this day!

7. R.  Jesus saw all the wounds that He would suffer -- all the beatings -- all the insults -- the mockery! He saw before Him all of His sufferings -- the carrying of the cross! And with greatest love of us, He continued to go through with the Plan of the Father.

8. R.  Oh, we think that we are not loved! Sometimes we sit around and we think of how we would like to have more love. The love that the Father had for each one of us is that He gave His only begotten Son. And His Son, Jesus Christ, was born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem as a helpless little baby. The Son of God is now in the Garden and sees before Him everything that He would suffer! Out of greatest love for us, He said: Not My will but Thine be done!

9.  R.  How good is our God! He comes to this earth and takes on a human nature for greatest love of us! How good is our God that He comes to this earth so that someday we may be with Him forever in Heaven!

10. R.  His anguish was so great in the Garden that His sweat became as great drops of blood!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

  

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

1.  R.   Mary wants you to know that she is appearing as Our Lady of Light -- she is glistening -- and she is here in such a special way with each one of you this evening, her beloved children she loves so much. You are her child, her precious child. She mothers you as she mothered her Son, Jesus.

Mary:  Open your hearts and meditate on My Son's passion.

2.  R.  Jesus stood at the pillar, tied. They beat Him from the top of His head to His feet. He was covered with deep, red wounds! The anger and hatred in the hearts of those men who beat Jesus!

3.  R.  Jesus' Mother had to withstand the awful treatment of her Son.

4.  R.   Jesus, who is all love!  See through the eyes of Mary! Feel through her heart! It is through her most tender Heart that you will be led ever closer to the most burning love of her Divine Son.

5.  R.  Hear the blows that they gave to Jesus! See Him at the pillar! Jesus does not yell out! Jesus makes grunting sounds but He withstands all the torture that they gave to Him!

   

6.  R.  Mary said that her Son was standing in a puddle of His own blood. Jesus was beaten on every part of His body. This is the love that He has for each one of us!

7.  R.  Gory, you might think to say that He was beaten with such wounds that His flesh hung from His body! This is how it was! Jesus loved us so much that He withstood the hatred and the anger with which these men beat Him to their own exhaustion. He calls out to us today to know that He suffered this for each one of us and for our brothers! As He suffered this torture for our brothers, He asks us to show our brothers love and kindness!

8.  R.  We all know what it is to have a wounded heart when someone talks cruelly to us, especially if it is someone we love very much and they talk cruelly. It is hard to let go of it! But think of Jesus! Jesus Who is all love! His Heart a burning furnace of love for these men and they beat Him and beat Him! As your heart was wounded by those you love, think of how His Heart was wounded by those who beat Him!

9.  R.  Jesus did not call out to them. He loved those who beat Him and tore His flesh. Jesus responded in silence. He responded always with love. He is Love! To be like Jesus we must act lovingly. He calls us to love. It is so hard to love when people have hurt us. It takes His grace. We pray to You dear Jesus, to fill us more and more with Your grace so we can spread Your love to this world, especially those that hurt us! Without Your grace, we cannot let go of our hurts. Give Your grace to us abundantly so that we may give love to all those, even those who are cruel to us!

10. R.  He says:  Time is so Short! Our lives are so short! Eternity goes on forever and ever and ever! He calls us to love this day. If we love God and love one another, we will be with Him forever in Heaven!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crowned with a Crown of Thorns

1.  R.  In Medjugorje, I (Rita) saw the blood as it came down from His thorns! How do you write what the Blood of Jesus, as it runs down from His thorns looks like? This was a fact. Yesterday (2-6-95) I saw Him hanging on the cross. His head was hung down. A long, slender face, hollow cheeks, His head was below His shoulders. It was hanging so low. Once I saw Him with the blood running out of His mouth from the blows they had given to His Head!

2.  R.  This is the truth! Jesus Christ, God, came to earth and suffered this much for love of each one of us! He did it for all souls. He is calling you this day to be His apostles, to spread the love that He has to this world.

3.  Song:  Only this I want, but to know the Lord. And to bear His cross, so to wear the crown He wore!

4.  Jesus:  Walk with Me! Be with Me as I suffer so on My Passion! Be with Me this night. For it is in realizing how I suffered for you that you will be drawn ever closer to My Heart that is burning up with love for you!

5.  Jesus:  You see with such limited vision those things that are in front of your face. I call you to see more with the eyes of God all that is before you. Look beyond the Consecrated Host you receive and you will see Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

6.  R.  Look at your brother! Look deeply into his eyes and you will see the beloved creation of the Heavenly Father. He is the creation of God the Father. He was created in greatest love by God!

7.  R.  Pray for vision! Pray to the Spirit to see more and more with the vision of God, to see beyond this world and to see the reality that this is truly God's world! Your every breath depends on Him. Heaven is truly there for those who love and serve the Lord!

8.  R.  They mocked Jesus and they spit on Jesus. They called Him King of the Jews. When they persecute you for the sake of Jesus, remember what they did to Him. Many of the people in the world are godless and reject the things of God!

9.  R.  Jesus came and was crowned with thorns and was clothed with a dirty purple robe. He put up with all their insults and all their mockery because He loves each one of us so much this day. In realizing His love more and becoming one with Him, you cannot help but give this love to others. Our calling from Him is to love God and love one another!

10.  R.  God's way is the way to follow. Our way should be to follow Him!

Jesus:  I am the way, the truth and the life.

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus Carries His Cross Up Calvary

1.  R.  See Jesus clothed in a white garb, tied about His waist. See Jesus' face! See Jesus with the cross on His back and the crown of thorns on His head! See Jesus' face dripping with blood. See Him look at you with a bended back as He carries the cross on His back! See clearly that this is truly Jesus Christ, that suffered this much for love of you!

2.  R.  Jesus said: I am no less present when you receive Me in communion than the day that I walked with My cross on My back. He shouts: I give you Myself! I give you Myself! And the people walk out the door after communion! It is a fact that Jesus Christ is with us this day and He gives us Himself!

3.  R.  In the act of greatest love for us, He gives us Himself!

4.  R.  The statue of Our Lady of Sorrows is beaming so brightly as the above meditations were given. She is so bright and beautiful. What is seen is only a little piece of what Heaven is like!

5.  R.  And their eyes peered into one another's eyes on Calvary. The beating of the Two Hearts, the immense love that each one had for one another, and the  love they have for us!

6.  R.  In that look, the touching of their Hearts!

7.  Song:  Lord, let me walk that last mile in Your shoes under the weight of the wood!

8.  Song:  See the Eyes that Look at Mary

9.  R.  Walk alongside of Mary as she walked alongside of her beloved Son. In all of His sufferings, Mary could not lend a hand! She was a mother in every sense of the word and this was her beloved child that she raised, that she rocked, that she loved. She watched Him covered with blood. She watched Him crawl under the cross and she could not help Him at all!

10.  R.  This is the love that Jesus and Mary have for each one of us! He was covered with wounds! Gashes into His whole body! His Heart was torn within for the anguish that He suffered because He loved so much, and so many souls would treat Him so indifferently and neglect Him throughout all their lives. Mary suffered so. She bore no wounds but the agony to Her most tender Heart! How her Heart was torn inside her chest! There is no way to describe the pain that she suffered as she walked along and watched her Son!

Song between decades:  A Song from Jesus

 

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

1.  Song:  At the cross her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping. Close to Jesus to the last!

2.  Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

R.  See through Mary's eyes as she beholds her Son! The same little child that she held! The same little feet that she once took care of and now she watches as they pound into His hands and feet, the nails and nail Him to the cross!

3.  R.  Jesus is calling out to you this day to be His soldiers to go into this world, to pray to the Spirit for the courage to do this work that He is asking you to do. To stand tall and to stand up for the Good News! To preach the Gospel in your being. To not worry what people think of you but to keep your focus ever on Him and to realize more and more every day the love of these Two Hearts. Mary, His Mother and Jesus, who hung from the cross to His death for love of each one of us!

4.  R.  Jesus has given us so much! He has given to us His most beloved Mother to be our Mother!

5.  R.  Mother Mary, help us to always be the child that you are proud of. Lead us, as our Most Loving Mother, closer and closer to the Burning Heart of Your Son, Jesus!

6.  R.  Help us to be able to give our love more and more to Jesus, to realize more how He loves us, to realize more how He truly longs and waits for our tender words, to spend our day with Him, to share our thoughts with Him, to tell Him when we are filled with love with Him! O Jesus, how I love You and thank You for all that You have done for me!

7.  Song:  God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, Oh, so good to me!

8.  R.  We are the soldiers that Jesus wants to send into the world to carry out the Father's Plan. Each one of us is uniquely created by the Father for a special mission on this earth. Each one of us is so precious to the Father! Each one of us is so precious to the Son and Holy Spirit! We are His most loving children! We are the creation of the Father. We are the souls that Jesus Christ gave His flesh and His blood for. We are so loved!

9.  R.  Dear Spirit, open our eyes to see more and more the goodness of God! To love the Church, to love the priests, to love the Mass! Open up our eyes to know and to understand, to experience the love of God! Help us to realize the great gift that Jesus has given us in giving Himself to us in the Eucharist! Holy Spirit fill us with your fire, the vibrancy within ourselves of God's love! Move within us, Dear Spirit, so that we may radiate to this world the love of God that lives and dwells within us!

10. Song:  I Love You Jesus

R.  And He outpoured to each and every one of them His abundant grace so that they were filled more and more with His Divine Love to carry out to this world the love of God. As it radiated within their being, and as they surrendered more to Him, He penetrated their souls more and more! Lead us ever closer to union with You, O Jesus. Help us to grow into Your image! Dear Spirit, transform us into the image of Jesus!

 

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1.  Prophecy of Simeon.   Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus to the temple. Simeon, who had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Messiah, was led by the Spirit into the temple. He held the child Jesus in his arms and he said that he was ready to die. But he also said to Mary and Joseph that Jesus and Mary would suffer. He told Mary that a sword, too, would pierce her soul! From that point on, whenever Mary looked at the child Jesus, she remembered the prophecy of Simeon and her Heart was wounded throughout the rest of Jesus' life for she knew so much detail of the suffering that He would undergo. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

2.  The Flight Into Egypt.   Joseph was told in a dream to take the child Jesus and Mary to Egypt. In the middle of the night, they had to gather all their things and flee into Egypt to be protected from Herod.

3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.   Jesus and Mary and Joseph went to the temple when Jesus was twelve years old. They left on the caravan and did not realize that Jesus was left behind. When they realized this, they returned to Jerusalem, their Hearts in such sorrow looking for the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

4.  Jesus and Mary Meet on the Way to the Cross.   And their eyes peered into one another's on Calvary. In that look was the deep, deep love and union that they had for each other. She saw her Son covered with blood and He saw His Mother with a reddened, red-teared face!

5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross.   Jesus dies on the Cross and Mary stands beneath the cross! See Jesus as He hung on the cross against the darkened sky! His body is weakened, withered, humped over! His Mother saw her child as He hung to His death! She wants you to know that her Son truly gave His life because He loves you! Pray for grace to know and to love Him more! Every day pray for grace to participate more in His Divine Life and Divine Love that He wants to give to you. Mary says He loves us so much! Each and every single person present! Meditate more on His love! Sit and close your eyes and think about Him! God truly, truly loves you! All the power and all the might comes from God. Why worry? We need only to focus more on God and His love for us. (Rita commented that Mary was smiling while she said the above) Realize more and more the immense love that He has for you. Take the time to have a relationship with Him. It takes time to grow in a relationship. Mary asks you to grow more and more in your relationship with Him.

6.  Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross and Laid in Mary's Arms.   Mary receives the lifeless body of her Son in her arms. As she held His body, His little baby body in the temple and Simeon prophesied the sufferings that were to come, now she holds His body covered with blood and lifeless!

Mary:  This is the love that my Son has for you, that He gave His life for you and He remains with you this day and longs and waits for you. His power is endless! Come to Him in the Eucharist. He loves you so much!

7.  The Burial of Jesus.   They locked Jesus in the tomb and His enemies thought that they had won the battle! On the third day, Jesus rose! Death has no power over Jesus! In all the struggles that we go through this day, there is life. For it is in the struggles that we are drawn more closely to Him! It is in the death that there is the resurrection!

This rosary was prayed before the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows during the Shepherds of Christ meeting.

Rita commented frequently through the rosary how beautiful Mary was as she appeared.

    

 

 

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,

 

 

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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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"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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