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July 31, 2007

August 1st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for August 1st are Glorious.

    
 

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August 5, 2007 Florida
Please come and pray!!
 
 
 
Retreat in China
 
August 10th - 13th
 
 
 
 
Retreat in Florida

August 19th - 22nd

August 19th is the 90th anniversary

of Mary's apparition at Fatima

after the children were jailed.

August 22nd is the Queenship of Mary.

Rita will be here to sign books.

    

 

July 31, 2007 - Feast of St. Ignatius

    

St. Ignatius

 

 

13 Years Ago

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)

     

                    To serve God — rather than to be
                self-focused

  

Prayer for Union with Jesus

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

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

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

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

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

  

                    What does it do to win the whole world and
                        lose your soul.

                    Friends - love each other

                    Friends do what is best for our eternal salvation

                    Christ shows us how to be a friend —

                    He laid down His life that we would be
                        able to get to heaven —

                    Saints cared about the souls of the people
                    Lots of people suffered before us to bring
                        us the Gospel —

                    Saints and popes alike - priests, our
                parents were friends like Jesus —

                    Jesus took on flesh
                    Jesus laid down His life for us
                    Jesus died on the cross —
                    Jesus gives us a crucifix to remember
                        how much He loved us.

                    Jesus is our friend
                    He gives us baptism
                    He gives us the Eucharist
                    He gives us the truth
                    He gives us penance and the other
                        sacraments

                    We are called to bring the Good News
                        to the world — through our prayers —
                        our love — our ministry

                    We can take the gift of our Catholic
                faith for granted — Many sacrificed before us
                that helped us to have such a precious
                gift as our Catholic faith — what has
                been passed on to us is a gift —

                We are called today to help strengthen the
                world —

                We in the Church are the body of Christ —
                Christ lives in our graced soul —
                His life is in us —

                We are here to spread this Catholic teachings
                    to the world today and for the benefit
                    of those after us

                To help to strengthen the Church with our
                    faith and love for the children in
                    the world today —

                    The pearl of great price —
                    From the pierced Heart of Jesus the
                Church was born —

                    Here is what the descendants, Cardinals,
                Archbishops and Bishops say about the Shepherds of
                Christ Newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Mission.

    

Bishops Comments 2007

 1) Thank you for your letter with the enclosed book Light, Happiness & Peace - Journey Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality.
      With prayerful best wishes and kind regards.  (Archbishop - Apostolic Nuncio - Canada) 

 2) We cordially thank you for sending us the book Light, Happiness and Peace by Fr. John J. Pasquini. We will use all the available
      publications of Shepherds of Christ translated in Portuguese, to promote and enrich the prayers for priests at our diocese.  (Bishop -
      Brazil) 

 3) We are happy to get this special book "Light, Happiness & Peace" from which we obtain immense amount of useful information for
      the priests in all the eight chapters. We were deeply impressed by the quotation from Mother Teresa given on p. 143 of it, which is
      specially actual in the days of Lent.  (Vicar General - Poland) 

 4) Recently I received your letter and the book on the Spiritual Life "Light, Happiness and Peace" by Fr. John J. Pasquini. Thank you
      very much for sending it to me! Be assured of my prayers for your intentions: that the Holy Spirit may inspire all your initiatives!
      (Auxiliary Bishop - Netherlands) 

 5) Thank you for the special book on the Spiritual Life by Fr. John J. Pasquini "Light, Happiness and Peace."  (Vicar General - Spain) 

 6) Thank you for your letter and the book "Light, Happiness & Peace." The thoughts presented by Fr. John J. Pasquini are very
      inspiring and will help me in my prayers and talks and sermons to the people. May God continue to bless your work.   (Bishop -
      India) 

  7) It has been quite a number of times that I have received your newsletter which I deeply value. I thank you for the free copy of the
      book you sent me titled "Light, Happiness & Peace."  (Bishop - Eritrea - Eastern Africa) 

 8)  I accept most gratefully the book "Light, Happiness and Peace" which you have sent for our priests as a mission of love. Yours in
      Jesus and Mary.  (Archbishop - Sri Lanka) 

 9) Thank you for the book "Light, Happiness & Peace" by Fr. John J. Pasquini which is being put on the bookshelves of our Parish
      under the care of Fr. Jun De Peralta in charge of our priests. I wish you the best for the Lenten celebration of Paschal Mystery of
      Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Happy Easter!  (Bishop - Philippines) 

10) I have received your letter, the Magazine, Prayer Manual and the book "Light, Happiness and Peace." I am very grateful and hereby
      send you my best wishes and the Lord's blessings.  (Msgr. - Croatia) 

11) The book "Light, Happiness & Peace" will make for good reading during the Lenten Season. Perhaps it could be translated to
      Russian.  (Bishop - Kazakhstan) 

12) Thank you for sending the book "Light, happiness and Peace" as a gift of thanksgiving, and also the Newsletter for our Priests and
       the two Prayer Manuals (English and French). With every Blessing of the Holy Season of Lent.  (Archbishop - Pakistan) 

13) We received "Light, Happiness and Peace" the Bible quotations are important and precious. Thank you for all you send to us and
       for all you do!   (Bishop - Brazil) 

14) Thank you for your letter of February 12, 2007 with which you enclosed the book entitled Light, Happiness and Peace:
      Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality by the Reverend Fr. John J. Pasquini, the Shepherds of Christ newsletter and
      the Prayer Manuals. I offer my best wishes in Our Blessed Lord Jesus.   (Archbishop - Vatican City) 

15) I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 12th instant, along with an enclosed copy of the book entitled "Light, Happiness
      & Peace", 2007 Issue No. 1 of the newsletter "Shepherds of Christ" and the Prayer Manuals. In sincerely thanking you for these, I
      wish to congratulate you all on the completion of 12th year of your ministry of prayers for priests, the Church and the world, and
      reassure you my prayers.   (Archbishop - Apostolic Nuncio - India) 

16) Please do congratulate Fr. John J. Pasquini for his two books, In Imitation of the Two Hearts and Light, Happiness and Peace.
      I am happy that the book Light, Happiness and Peace takes head on a challenge that I had underlined in the 3 of the documents of
      this Discastery. While appreciating your work in helping people to pray and in emphasizing and promoting traditional Catholic
      Spirituality, I implore God's Blessings on you and your work.  (Cardinal - President - Vatican City) 

17) I thank you for your letter of 12 February 2007 to which you attached the book "Light, Happiness and Peace," the recent issue of
      "Shepherds of Christ" spirituality newsletter for priests and the Prayer Manual of the Shepherds of Christ Associates. In
       commending you for the work you do for the clergy, the church and the world, please be assured that these reading materials will
       be included in the library collection of this Apostolic Nunciature to which our staff will have easy access. May I invite you to also
       send similar literature Episcopal Commission on the clergy, of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. (Archbishop -
       Apostolic Nuncio - Philippines) 

18) I acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Light, Happiness & Peace. Thank you and may the Lord Jesus bless you all with His
      abundant spiritual gifts.  (Cardinal - Japan) 

19) I have received the book, "Light, Happiness & Peace", which you kindly sent me, and I am much obliged. Please count on my
      prayers.  (Bishop - Republic of Panama) 

20) Thank you for the book "Light, Happiness & Peace" Which I found to be very inspiring and useful. My prayers are with you for the
      success of your apostolate.  (Bishop - India) 

21) Recently I received your letter of February 12, 2007, with its enclosure of a copy of Light, Happiness and Peace (authored by Rev.
      John J. Pasquini). Please accept my appreciation for these materials. With most cordial regards I remain.   (Bishop - Vatican City) 

22) I hereby write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter and the gift of the book, Light, Happiness and Peace. I am grateful to you
      for sharing with me your mission as a ministry. I am also glad to note that you love priests and the church.  (Bishop - Ghana - West
      Africa) 

23) I am writing to acknowledge receipt of the book, Light, Happiness & Peace, written by Fr. John J. Pasquini. Thank you for
      providing me with these publications. Know that I am most grateful for your zeal in encouraging prayers for priests, church and the
      world.   (Auxiliary Bishop - USA) 

24) We received the copy of Light, Happiness and Peace, Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality, by Fr. John J. Pasquini,
      the newsletter and the Prayer Manual that you kindly sent to me for the Vatican library. I gladly take this opportunity to express my
      gratitude for the books and for your kind attention to our Institution.  (Prefetto - Vatican City) 

25) I would like to thank you for the book "Light, Happiness & Peace" that I have received. I ask God to bless you in a special way.
     Also I invite the protection of Holy Mary, about your projects.   (Archbishop - Brazil) 

26) Thank you very much for your kind letter of the 12th instant and for the book, "Light, Happiness and Peace," by Fr. John J.
      Pasquini. I assure the members of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries of my special prayers and blessings.  (Cardinal - Prefect -
      Vatican City) 

27) I received your letter of February 21, 2007, wherein you kindly enclosed a copy of the Shepherds of Christ Newsletter, Prayer
      Manual and the book "Light, Happiness and Peace" by Fr. John J. Pasquini. Thank you very much for your consideration in this
      regard. With renewed sentiments of gratitude, and prayers for continued blessings.  (Cardinal - Vatican City) 

28) Thank you for your kindness and generosity in forwarding the booklet "Light, Happiness & Peace." The prayer book too will be
      used.  (Bishop - Australia) 

29) Thank you for the copy of the book by Fr. John J. Pasquini "Light, Happiness & Peace" as well as the Newsletter. Be assured of
      my prayers for you and the work your apostolate does in praying for priests, the church and the world.  (Bishop - USA) 

30) Thank you so much for the letter of February 12, which I received now. Many thanks for the rich and precious book "Light,
      Happiness & Peace" and the Prayer Manuals. God Bless you and grant His richest gifts and blessings.  (Patriarch of Alexandria of
      the Copt Catholics - Egypt) 

31) I thank you for the copy of Light, Happiness & Peace, which is a journey through traditional catholic spirituality by Fr. John J.
      Pasquini. I look forward to reading this work and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me. With every good wish for you
      and your staff and the promise of prayer, I remain.  (Bishop - USA) 

32) Thank you for sending to me the book "Light, Happiness and Peace" and the Prayer Manuals. I ask God the Father and the Holy
      Mother to illuminate your work.  (Bishop - Peru) 

33) Thank you very much for your post from February 12, 2007, and for the book by Fr. John J. Pasquini, Light, Happiness and
      Peace. Thank you for your prayers for the priests. In this time of Lent I wish you the spirit of contemplation of the face of our Lord
      Carrying the cross and the joy of Resurrection.  (Archbishop - Poland) 

34) I am very grateful to you for having forwarded to me the new book of Fr. John J. Pasquini: Light, Happiness & Peace, the Prayer
      Manual and the Newsletter. I thank you very much for everything. Remembering you in my prayers. (Apostolic Nuncio - Belgium) 

35) Thank you for your letter of February 21, 2007, for the book; Light, Happiness and Peace and all the materials. Thanks for all you
      do for our priests. May God bless you.  (Archbishop - USA) 

36) My sincere appreciation for the inspirational book "Light, Happiness & Peace" by Fr. John J. Pasquini and the Prayer Manuals. I
      am grateful for your thoughtfulness. God Bless! (Bishop - USA) 

37) Thank you so much for the book entitled, Light, Happiness & Peace, written by Reverend John J. Pasquini, and the Shepherds of
      Christ Prayer Manuals and Newsletter. With every best wish.  (Bishop - USA)     

38) For the time and effort you have taken to share your publications and other materials with me, I am most grateful. Fr. John J.
      Pasquini's work "Light, Happiness & Peace" is a good spiritual work on the essential life. Please be assured of my prayers for you
      and the work of Shepherds of Christ Ministries.  (Vicar general - USA) 

39) I am really grateful to receive a new issue of the Priestly Newsletter "Shepherds of Christ" with the enclosed book of Fr. John
      Pasquini  "Light, Happiness and Peace". Wishing you to spread love towards the Church and her Ministries everywhere, I avail
      myself of this opportunity to renew to you my sentiments of high esteem.  (Bishop - Vatican City) 

40) Thank you for your kind gift of Light, Happiness & Peace, by Fr. John J. Pasquini. May Almighty God continue to Bless your
       ministry, and with prayers for a Holy Lenten Season I am.  (Bishop - USA) 

41) Thank you for sending me the Shepherds of Christ Newsletter and a complimentary copy of the book, "Light, Happiness & Peace."       I will read this book with interest.  (Bishop - USA) 

42) Thank you for the courtesy of sending me Light, Happiness & Peace along with the Prayer Manuals. I appreciate receiving
      them and will pass them along to staff. My prayers to you for a blessed Lenten Season.  (Bishop - USA)

43) I sincerely appreciate your generosity and the sacrifice you make in helping the priests all over the world. Your Priestly Newsletter is a rich source of spiritual nourishment for our priests. Please continue to send them.   (Archbishop of India – 06-03-07) 

44) I am greeting you in the most cordial way to thank you for the Newsletters from Shepherds of Christ by Fr. John J. Pasquini you have sent to me.   (Bishop of Ecuador – 03-26-07) 

45) Thank you for sending the materials which I received from Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I would like to share some texts with some of the seminarians, and I ask If you have some of the Newsletters translated in Spanish, please send them to me.                  (Msgr. of Argentina – 03-16-07) 

46) I received your letter, the Magazine, Prayer manual and the Book "Light, Happiness and Peace". I am very grateful and hereby send you my best wishes and the Lord’s blessings.   (Archbishop of Croatia – 03-14-07) 

47) I thank you heartily for the copies of Shepherds of Christ publications that you have been sending to me for many years. This is much appreciated. With renewed heartfelt thanks and prayerful best wishes, I am.   (Bishop of Bangladesh – 03-15-07) 

48) The priestly Newsletter is displayed in our Chancery for visitors who may be inspired to read. The book Light, Happiness and Peace by Fr. John J. Pasquini is being put to the bookshelves of our Bahay Pari under the care of Fr. Jun De Paralta in charge of our priests. I wish you the best for the Lenten celebration of Paschal Mystery of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  (Bishop of the Philippines – 03-08-07) 

49) Thank you for your recent letter and the enclosed newsletter. Your prayerful support for priests, the church and the world is much appreciated. Please be assured of my prayers and best wishes for you and your work.  (Archbishop of the Vatican City – 04-26-07) 

50) Greetings in the name of the risen Lord. Thank you for sending me the regular newsletter of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. It is very inspiring.  (Msgr. of Malaysia – 04-26-07)  

51) I was so glad to receive your mail with the enclosed information. It a joy to say that I am satisfied with the information to a considerable degree. I remain deeply grateful and will be on my way to forming a chapter in my parish. Surely, I will communicate when the ball starts rolling.  (Priest of Nigeria – 03-28-07) 

52) A belated, but nonetheless sincere thanks for the copy of the book you sent to me authored by Fr. John J. Pasquini. I look forward to read it.  (Msgr. of the Philippines – 04-18-07) 

53) Thank you for your recent letter and for enclosing the newsletter together with a prayer manual and Light Happiness and Peace.       With good wishes and an assurance of my prayers.  (Auxiliary Bishop of London – 04-20-07) 

54) A note to thank you for the 2007 issue No. 1 of  “Shepherds of Christ” and the Book ‘Light, Happiness & Peace’. Your kindness is appreciated. Every blessings and Peace for Eastertide.  (Bishop of Australia – 04-18-07) 

55) I am writing to you first of all to tell you how much I appreciate your publications “Shepherds of Christ Ministries”. It is a great apostolate and you would know through your own experience, how much it is needed in the church specially in our times. May the Good Shepherd bless you and reward you for all that you are doing for our priests.  (Archbishop of Sri Lanka – 05- 04-07)

56) I am most grateful for your kind gesture and will keep you and the Shepherds of Christ Ministries in my masses and prayers. With every good wish.  (Archbishop of Australia – 05-01-07)    

57) Thank you very much for the first issue of 2007 “Shepherds of Christ Ministries” by Fr. John J. Pasquini and the book Light, Happiness and Peace. As always the newsletter have been distributed to all our priests with great appreciation.  (Bishop of Bethlehem – 04-18-07)

58) Thank you for your leadership with Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I appreciate the Commitment that you and those associated with you have made to strengthen the spirituality of priests and the church. May God continue to bless you in your efforts abundantly.(Archbishop of USA - 04-25-07) 

59) Thank you for kindly sending me this Newsletter on the priesthood. I greatly appreciate your tremendous support and prayers on behalf of our priests. May God bless you, and may He continue to guide your important work with Shepherds of Christ Ministries.  (Bishop of USA – 04-26-07) 

60) I am really grateful to receive a new issue of the Priestly Newsletter “Shepherds of Christ” with the enclosed the prayer of Fr. John J. Pasquini. Wishing you to spread love of Christ and Mary everywhere, I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you my sentiments of high esteem.  (Bishop of the Vatican City – 04-30-07) 

61) Thank you for your letter of April 13th, 2007. I am grateful for your prayers before the Blessed Sacrament for me and the priests of our Diocese. With prayers and best wishes, I remain.  (Bishop of USA – 04-26-07) 

62) I wish to thank you for the materials you sent and I send my appreciation and best wishes to all the members of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. With kind regards and prayerful good wishes.  (Archbishop – Apostolic Nuncio of India – 04-26-07)   

63) We will use all of Shepherds of Christ’s publications to promote and to enrich the prayers for priests vocations at our Diocese.  (Bishop of Brazil – 04-20-07)   

64) I have long wished to express my thanks for the newsletter and other publications which you send me. I appreciate very much your mission to promote the renewal of the spiritual life through devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   (Bishop of Albenia – 03-21-07) 

65) Thank you for sending me your publications “Shepherds of Christ" ministries regularly. It gives good directions for the life of priests.  (Bishop of India – 04-21-07)  

66) I express my deep gratitude to the Shepherds of Christ Ministry, for being generous is sending us the shipment of books of prayers and prayer manuals.  (Bishop of Papua New Guinea – 04-03-07)  

67) It is very encouraging to know that there is a movement whose members are constantly praying for the priests, the church and the world. Be assured of my prayers for your intentions, that the Holy Spirit may inspire all your initiatives!  (Bishop of Nederland – 04-27-07)

end of comments

      
 

                    Here is what people said about the
                Blue Books —

       

 

GOD’S BLUE BOOKS COMMENTS 

Here are some comments from over “a half a million” people who have received the Blue Books. Many have called the “Shepherds of Christ Ministries” to thank us for the Blue Books and to tell us how they have been touched and how their lives have been changed by reading God’s Blue Books! 

From Rita Ring

 Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S. J. - Founder 

 

1)  Monroe - MI

     To read the Blue Books is what I need. Jesus’ words of love make me feel so good!

2)  Niles - IL

     They are so beautiful and I am so happy in becoming more united to Jesus! These books are so powerful! And I want everyone to have them! I will buy many of the Blue Books and give them out!

3)  Salem - OR

     The Blue Book has helped me immensely and I want to thank the Shepherds of Christ for these great books!

4)  Inglewood - FL

      I love the Blue Books! I feel so comforted and full of hope! These books are worthy to give thanks for.

5)  Montrose - MI

     I love the Blue Books and they have helped me a lot!

6)  Steubenville - OH

     These books are just so beautiful and so comforting. I will give one to each of my friends!

7)  Coral Springs - FL

      I was in church begging Jesus to speak to me! Then, came a lady and gave me a Blue Book and I opened it at a page and it said exactly what I needed to hear! Jesus truly speaks to me in the Blue Books!

8)  Forth Worth - TX

      I got a Blue Book from my sister and I put it on the shelf without opening it, but for some reason I could not get that book out of my mind until I opened it and, all I can say is that; the words were very powerful and I felt in my heart that Jesus was speaking to me!

9)  Pittsburgh - PA

      I love the Blue Books and I live by them! My life has changed! I am so happy! This is all I can say!

10)  Midland - TX

       I love the Blue Books! I can feel in my heart that Jesus is speaking to Me! They brought me back to church after 5 years!

11)  Denver - CO

       I love the Blue Books! I will spread the good news to all I meet!

12)  Orange Park - FL

       The messages are so beautiful! I would never stop reading them!

13)  Niles - IL

        I love the Blue Book so much that I can no longer live without it!

14)  Chicago - IL

       This is what I need! I want to grow spiritually and get closer to God! I open it all the time, it lifts me up and gives me  the answers I need! I will help many people to have these books!

15)  South Paris - ME

       This is what I need! Nobody loves us as God does! These love letters are real joy and happiness! That is what I need in my life! I am so touched by these books…I have no words to express myself…

16)  Delray Beach - FL

        I will promote the Blue Books and help others to grow in their relationship with God!

17)  Maryville - TN

       All my family use the Blue Books and I have given them to many people! The Blue Books are a gift from God! I make sure, I tell everyone about them! I carry the book with me wherever I go! I love to meditate in what Jesus tells me!

18)  Sarasota - FL

Jesus' love letters have changed my life! I just love them!

19)  Mesa - AZ

I found a Blue Book in the adoration chapel. I love it! It changed my life!

20)   Rockville - NY

        I find my answers in the Blue Books and I will share this great gift with others!

21)   Bronx - NY

        I have no words to express how the Blue Books has helped me! I am feeling much better now!

22)  Tampa - FL

        My friend was reading the Blue Book and said that Jesus was speaking to her! All right I said and laughing I added; Jesus will talk to me too and He did! I could not contain my emotion, for Jesus spoke to me exactly of what I was joking about! YES! Jesus really speaks to us in the Blue Books!

23)  Staten Island - NY

        I live by the Blue Books! Jesus tells me what I need to know! I love it!

24)  Chaparral - NM

       One day I was organizing my books and I found a Blue Book and I don’t know where it came from! I opened the book and I was touched1 I use the book all the time ever since!

25)  Denver - CO

        Jesus called me back to church in His Blue Books! I have been away for several years! Now I know God loves me! He is guiding and directing me…How blessed I am!

26)  Saucier - MS

        I use the Blue Books all day long and I love it!

27)  Kendall Park - NJ

        The Blue Books are so powerful! I can’t live without them! I am buying 2 boxes to give out and I know everybody will love it!

28)  Hollywood - CA

        His love is so intense! I am so happy to know God loves me so much! I want all to know how precious everyone is to God! The Blue Books tell me what I need to know!

29)  Atlanta - GA

       The Blue Books have helped me greatly and all my family! It is a treasure!

30)  Detroit - MI

        I went on your web site and I found the Blue Books! Thanks to God!

31)   St. Mary’s - PA

        I lost my Blue Book! I am so anguished! Please send me the book as soon as you can! I need these words!

32)  Exeter - PA

        I feel like giving the Blue Books to the youth! They are searching for something to satisfy their hunger!

33)  Whippany - NJ

        I gave a Blue Book to a friend four years ago and she paid no heed. She opened recently and it changed her life! It opened her eyes to see that God really speaks to us in the Blue Books!

34)  Cincinnati - OH

       I grew in relationship with God since I began to read the Blue Books! God is becoming more and more personal to me! I love it and I want all to know about it! I just can’t keep secret of such joy! Thank you Jesus!

35)  San Antonio - TX

        We have a great supply of books at our house! Since we have the Blue Books we dropped all the rest! We don’t want to read anything else! We are so happy to have the Blue Books and to follow Jesus' directions!

36)  West Chester - OH

        I find the answers in the Blue Books! I love it! I now spend an hour with Jesus everyday! I want to have this love relationship with God!

37)  Columbus - OH

        All my life I have searched for answers and now I find them in the Blue Books! They have helped me so much!

38)  Rochester - MA

        I borrowed my friend's Blue Books just out of curiosity! I learned that God is truly speaking to us in these messages! It touched me! I can no longer live without the book!

39)  Jackson - TN

        I saw a lady with the Blue Book and I had no peace until I went to talk to her. She gave me your toll free phone number! I know I need this book! Please send it to me as soon as possible!

40)  Framington - MA

       I am a priest. Please send me 2 sets of the Blue Books to put in my Adoration Chapel!

41)  Jacksonville - FL

       I have three youth children and they say that Jesus speaks in the Blue Books! They want to have all the books. They go to their friends house and read the Blue Books and they love them!

42)  Los Angeles - CA

        My friend was away from the Catholic faith but now, all she wants is to be with Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament! She is in great love with Jesus through the Blue Books!

43)  Missouri City - TX

       I open the Blue Book and Jesus said to me: “Come to Me my little one, be with me in silence. I have all you ever need”. This message touched me so much and opened my eyes to see that I have been too busy with other things. Now I know that Jesus wants me to take time to be with Him and to love Him in return!

44)  Des Moines - IA

       I gave a Blue Book to the priest at my parish and he begun to spend an hour with Jesus every day!

45)  Khartoun - SUDAN

        I am a priest and a nun friend of mine told me about the wonders of the Blue Books, please send me all the volumes!

46)  Pittsburgh - PA

         I saw a lady reading a book and she never took her eyes off of it and, when I finally could read the cover of it, I read “God’s Blue Book”. From there I went to see the doctor and when I walked into his office, there was the Blue Book! I opened it and what I read was so beautiful and I could not take my eyes off the book either then, I could understand why the lady was so focused on what she was reading.

47)  West Indies

         The Blue Books are working wonders in my life! Please send my order out soon! I will share the books with all my friends!

 48)  Boston - MA

        I went to confession and the priest gave me a Blue Book! He said that the book would help me! The book has helped me so much! I feel I am a new person! Thank you Jesus!

49)  New York - NY

        God led my hand in the adoration chapel and I picked up the Blue Book! I am so blessed to have opened it, now I can order my own!

50)  Orland Park - IL

        I found a Blue Book in the church and I love it! Please send me all the other volumes!

51)  England

         I found the Blue Books on the internet and I would like to purchase all the volumes for myself and also some for my friends to whom I already told about the Blue Books!

 52)  Broomall - PA

        The Blue Books are wonderful! They make me feel so loved and so special to God!

53)  Jacksonville - FL

        The Blue Book brought me to life in Him. Jesus is in my heart and I totally rely and depend on Jesus for everything! I would never stop thanking your Ministry for the Blue Books! Please let me know when the next volume will be published!

54)   Nyika - Zimbabwe

          I am a priest! Please send me your Blue Books! I have heard so much about them!

55)   Gary - SD

         A friend of mine showed me the Blue Book and I read a sentence! It was the exact answer I was waiting for!

56)  Grand Rapids - MI

        The Blue Book VI is so powerful! My husband and I have grown so much in our spiritual life by using the rosary meditations from that book! Thank you Shepherds of Christ!

57)  Ghana - West Africa

        I am a priest and I thank God for providing us the Blue Books through your ministry! May God continue to bless all your wonderful works!

58)  New Zealand

        I am spreading the Blue Books in my Country! They have made my life much better!

59)  Smithfield - NC

        I had a Blue Book sitting on the shelf for a couple of years and suddenly my children began to use it and leave it everywhere in the house! Wherever I went or was looking for something, there was that Blue Book! It was like the book was following me around! So, I finally decided to open it today and the message I got was so important to me and it made me cry…my life has changed the last minutes!

60)  Morgan City - LA

        I was in the chapel and a lady had a Blue Book and was reading it! I knew I had to have that book! That is why I am calling you today!

61)  Mobile - AL

        I had my Blue Book since 1999 and I use it all the time! It is a treasure! I want to order some to give out!

62)  North Haven - CT

       I would like to have my own copy of the Blue Book! Sometimes it is not available at the chapel when I want it! This book is so great!

63)  Chicago - IL

       I know the Blue Books are very powerful! Please send them to me! I know I need to have them!

64)  Moville - IA

       I love the Blue Books and the people to whom I give them love them too! My daughter was pregnant and she wanted to have an abortion! After she used the Blue Books a few times she changed her mind and did not have the abortion!

65)  Corwith - IA

       I got a Blue Book from a priest and I just love it! Jesus really speaks to me in that book and I want to give some out to my friend and to the priest who gave his own book to me!!

66)  Spring Ballew - CA

       A friend of mine gave me a Blue Book and I love it! It is so comforting to me to know that God loves me and is always with me!

67)  Miramar - FL

       My daughter and I found a Blue Book in the adoration chapel and we love it! We took it home with us and we would not return it until we would have our own!

68)  Fairborn - OH

       I found a Blue Book in the adoration chapel and I love it! I want my own and I want to follow what Jesus is teaching in it!

69)  Atlanta - GA

       I love the Blue Books and I know Jesus is really speaking to me in them!

70)  Whippany - NJ

        I gave a Blue Book to a friend whose family was all divided and there was so much sufferings! She opened the Blue Book and she kept getting the same message every time she opened it! The Divine Mercy! She began to pray that prayer and things began to change and from there on she always looks for her answers in the Blue Books!

71)  Glastonbury - CT

         A friend of mine gave me a Blue Book and I use it all day long. I cry of joy because I know Jesus is speaking to me! Jesus’ love letters changed my life and my heart! My heart is on fire for love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! I am so grateful and I will thank Jesus forever for the Blue Books! I am giving them out. I want all to have these books!

72)  Kendall Park - NJ

       I give out the Blue Books and I have the permission of two priests to put the Blue Books in the churches so people can help themselves. Please send me two more boxes of books, volume IV and V. I will help you “Shepherds of Christ” until you have done what God wants you to do!

73)  Holyoke - MA

       I am Sister ______ and I got two Blue Books from a friend! Oh! How good is God to us! These books are so beautiful! I will share them with all the other 75 nuns and we will be ordering more, I am sure! Thank you Shepherds of Christ!

74)  Plainfield - NY

       I got a Blue Book from a friend and I love it! I believe if everyone would live by these messages, they would change their lives and their hearts!

75)  Boston - MA

       I got a Blue Book from a friend and I love it! I have my own ministry but, the Blue Books are what the world needs, really!! They are the food for the hungry souls on this earth!

76)  Maywood - NJ

       I went to my daughter’s house and I found a Blue Book there on the table. I opened it and I was deeply touched! Please send me all the volumes!

77)  Ft. Walton Beach - FL

       I need to order more books for they go fast, just like hot cakes! I believe in the Blue Books and so does everyone else who opens them! It is amazing! God is so good to us! Thank you Rita for the Blue Books and for being God’s messenger!

78)  Brazil

       I gave a Blue Book to a friend of mine who was the most bitter person I ever met! She was snarley, angry and had no respect for anyone! She had no friends and nobody wanted to be around her either! She was a smart person and knew eight languages but, did not work at any place for a long time until I gave her a Blue Book and she began to change overnight! Today she is a new person and is successful in many ways!

79) 

    My daughter and I love the Blue Books! We let Jesus guide and direct us on our ways! We totally depend on Him! Now my daughter needs another Blue Book to send to her boyfriend in Maryland! He needs it!

80)  Belgium

       I am a priest. Please send me the Blue Books! I am looking forward to have them! May Our Heavenly Mother protect you and all your work!

81)  Middleburg - FL

       I love to read the Blue Book when I go to the Adoration Chapel! It is so great! Now, my mother passed away a few days ago and I decided to go through her stuff and I found a Blue Book! What Joy to know my mother also used the Blue Books! I am calling today to order 30 books and give them to my family as a Christmas present!

82)  Sylmar - CA

       My wife and I love the Blue Books! A friend of mine borrowed one from us but he never gave it back! So now, I would like to order that same volume so we have all of them!

83)  Romania

       I heard about the Blue Books and I want to order them! I heard the Blue Books are awesome! I will spread it all over my Country! God Bless you!

84)  Shelton - CT

       I got your phone number from a Blue Book I found in the Adoration Chapel! I am on fire with love of Jesus and His love letters! God is so good to us! What love He has for us! I did not know that God loved me so much until I opened the Blue Books! Thank You Jesus!

85)  Canada

       I used the Blue Books since 1999 and I love them! I am having some health problems and the Blue Books are helping me greatly! When I am having a difficult time, the Blue Book comes to my mind as a mighty medicine and I always read what I need to hear! Thank You Jesus!

86)  Springfield - NJ

       I give out many of the Blue Books! The other day I was at my church and a priest from India was there and I opened the book and I read; Jesus speaks “Give My Blue books to the priests” and so I did and the priest was so happy with it!

87)  Chicago - IL

       I got the Blue Book a long time ago! I study it I read the messages over and over again! My heart burns for the desire of spreading these Blue Books! I want all people to know these powerful and beautiful love letters! They need to get to all God’s children!

88)  St. Mary’s - PA

       I gave the Blue Books to the priest at our parish! He loves them and has the books with him all the time and underlines many parts of the books!

89)  Kansas City - MO

       I have a book store and would like to know if you have a special price for bookstores, for I would like to order several boxes. I have heard wonders about this book and that everyone loves them!

90)  Wethersfield - CT

       My husband and I read the Blue Books at the Adoration chapel and they have been so helpful to us! We would like to have our own books from here on! Please send us all the volumes!

91)  Woodstock - GA

       I have the Blue Books for many years and would like to order a new set because mine are falling apart for I use them all the time! I love them! I don’t want to live without them! Thank you Shepherds of Christ!

92)  New York - NY

       Thank you for sending me the Blue Book! I am old and have no money to pay for it! I was so sad someone took my Blue Book and thanks to your generosity I have a new one now! Thank you Shepherds of Christ!

93)  Hot Springs - SD

       I am a priest and I would like to have your Blue Books! Could you please send me all the volumes you have, I will send you the payment.

94)  Stow - OH

       I am a father of 8 children and we all love the Blue Books but we need some more to make everybody happy!

95)  Antioch - TN

      I got a Blue Book from a lady and I just love it! The messages are so beautiful! Please send me all the volumes you have!

96)  Santa Maria - CA

       I received a Blue Book from Rita days ago! I am reading it! I love it! Please send me 5 more so I can give them to some of my friends!

97)  Clearwater - FL

       I was in the chapel searching for an answer for a long time then, I opened a book and there was the answer! Oh my God! That book talks to me! I looked at the cover and it said; God’s Blue Book! I took it home with me and wanted to find out where I could get that book! Then, I found you! “Shepherds of Christ Ministries” Thank you all! 

98)  Norwood - OH

       I called you a few weeks ago and I bought a Blue Book. Today I am calling to thank you, for the Blue Book took me back to church! I now realize that Jesus is waiting for us to come to Him. He is really speaking to us in His Blue Books!

99)  Middlesex - NJ

        I was at church this morning and I saw a lady with the Blue Book. I went to her and asked her about the book and the lady with great emotion told that the Blue Book has changed her life and that Jesus wants us to open the book all day long at any page and He gives us our answers! So, I opened the book and I was touched and I would like to order all the volumes and I will promote them to all the people I meet!

100) Dayton - OH

       I am a 78 year old man and I have given out many Blue Books! All people need these books, they are very powerful. I will help to spread these books as long as I can afford it!

  

THE CALLS WE HAVE RECEIVED ABOUT THE BLUE BOOKS ARE ENDLESS. THESE ARE JUST A FEW COMMENTS WE ARE SHARING WITH YOU, FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT THE BLUE BOOKS ARE A GIFT FROM GOD!

 

 

 

Mary G.

 
How has being a member of Shepherds of Christ has changed my life?

When I was a baby, we lived next door to a convent and I had 12 years of Catholic education. I married and lived Cincinnati eventually. After my civil divorce, my three younger children and I moved back to Price Hill in Cincinnati where I grew up. This time brought me the Catholic Charismatic experience.

Dad died in '86, and I moved away to a small town. Though I tried, I thought no Catholic church or prayer group met my needs so I attended Protestant prayer meetings and services. I found ministers and prayer groups that deeply love the Lord Jesus, and I would still be in these circles except that I went back to Cincinnati to visit. I hadn't told my old friends that I was no longer a practicing Catholic so I joined them when they attended charismatic functions. At one of these I was given Blue Book I.

Actually, someone tried to give it to me and I wouldn't take it saying, I had too much to read , so it was given to the friend I was staying with. When we got home and she was out of the room, I opened the book so I could congratulate myself for not accepting it.

That's Jesus! Jesus is speaking in this book! I read almost the whole book that night, then I ate humble pie and phoned the lady who had pressed me to accept it. I received it in a few days.

Back home I read and reread it. Jesus was speaking loud and clear and I went to the nearest church and made a confession and resumed my long neglected practice of daily Mass. I also began to go to the Shepherds of Christ chapter meetings in Morrow, Ohio, where I heard the call for volunteers to come to the Virgin Mary Site in Clearwater, Florida.

How well I understand God's words, "Your thoughts are not My thoughts!".

Changing my thoughts and my ways comes more slowly than changing my address, which is now Clearwater, Florida.

Though retirement isn't at all what I thought it would be, I wouldn't trade places with anyone at all.

  

 

                     Mary G.   has been a live in apostle for 10 years

                   I am an apostle in China and feel very blessed to be here.

                        Truly, I can't imagine life anywhere else. When I think about
                  that, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the great privilege of
                  being with Shepherds of Christ and I thank the Dear Lord
                  for allowing me to be here.

                        What keeps me going is the hope that everyone in
                  whole world will have access to the Blue Books in their own
                  language, and just yesterday I added the prayer that they'll
                  also be in Braille. I know that some day they'll "catch on" and
                  people will tell other people about them and they'll go like wild-fire.

                        I had been given a Blue Book I to my granddaughters and sister in
                  '97. My granddaughters laid them aside somewhere until maybe a year
                  ago when trouble struck one of them and she "just happened to open the
                  Blue Book and wrote me to tell me what was going on. Her answer was in
                  the Blue Book and she told her younger sister who is one of those people
                  that everyone comes to with their troubles. Now, the younger one says
                  "Just open up this book and see what Jesus says."

                        My sister called me to say she has cancer and I sent her a
                  Blue Book immediately. (She had given her copy to St. Vincent de Paul).

                        I prayed for her to have peace and it really worked. She
                  keeps the Blue Book handy and flips it open often. I don't know how
                  often, but she assures me that she uses it and it's always in reach.

                                                                    Mary G.

 

 

      

 

Kathleen W.

 
I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love! I write this for the honor and glory of God and in thanksgiving to Jesus for calling me to this Movement.

Jesus says in St. John's Gospel, "You did not choose me, no, I chose you…" Jn 15:16.

What a calling! To be chosen to be a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd! His special spouse! The spouse of THE KING & CREATOR of the Universe!

WOW! And a Movement personally directed by Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!

Words cannot express all I would like to say. Since 1st grade I wanted to be a nun. I saw the nuns at my school and I wanted to be like them. Unfortunately growing up... all the peer pressure in school and the struggles of young adulthood took away any hope of being a nun. I followed the ways of the world and left Jesus out of my life.

During my senior year of nursing, the seed of pursuing a religious vocation sprang up again in my heart. I started attending daily Mass as often as I could, and Mary our Mother was bringing me closer to Jesus. My 1st choice was Mother Teresa's Order, however, that didn't happen for me.

After graduation from nursing school I went to a Bible Institute Retreat at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, I attended a Baptism of the Spirit Seminar and felt a strong presence of the Holy Spirit.

That fall, in 1996, I went back to Ohio for another retreat, and while I was in the chapel one evening, I picked up God's Blue Book II and read a message on Communion from Jesus. I almost fell out of my pew! The message touched me deep in my heart. Thankfully, I was able to take the book home. the messages were awesome! I never knew of having such an intimate relationship with Jesus!

I started spending an hour everyday after Mass. I joined the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart and later started a Shepherds of Christ Prayer Chapter. I got the other Blue Books, the rosary book and rosary tapes. I felt so committed to praying the prayers and the rosary mediations were so powerful! I thank Jesus and Mary for all these revelations!

I heard about the handmaids in 1998, while ordering through the Shepherds of Christ. I was really interested in them. I thought maybe this is where God is calling me. I kept praying to do His will.

Jesus, in His time, made it all work out. When we give our lives to Jesus, He can do more than we could ever ask for or imagine! Jesus loves us!

I feel so blessed and privileged to be in the formation of being a handmaid! Thank you, my Father, for this Movement and all the beautiful people in it! Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your tremendous work in my soul! Thank you, Jesus, for choosing me for this special calling. And like Mary, my life is a continuous FIAT. "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." and "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."

  

 

Kathleen   Handmaid for 7 years
                                    My vocation as a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd is the most
                            rewarding work I could ever do. I worked as a nurse prior to becoming
                            a handmaid. I got my 1st Blue Book volume 2 while on retreat in Ohio
                            in September 1996. I loved reading the Blue Books and I wanted others
                            to know of Jesus' tremendous love for them. When I got Blue Book one in
                            November 1996 I first learned about the 12 promises to St. Margaret Mary
                            and the 9 First Fridays, from the front of Blue Book I.
                            I started praying the Shepherds of Christ prayers in January of 1997.
                            I loved going to daily Mass and spending an hour with Jesus. I love
                            praying the rosary and using the rosary meditations.
                            I started reading the daily messages on the Internet every day
                            by going to the Library in 1998.
                            I felt such a strong calling to be a handmaid in the summer of 1998.
                            I visited Mary's Image in Clearwater in September 5, 1999 and went to
                            China, Indiana and Morrow, Ohio in October 1999.
                            I quit my job as a nurse on January 31, 2000 and joined the handmaids
                            first living in Morrow, Ohio then Cincinnati, Ohio and now I am the
                            site leader in Clearwater, Florida.
                            I love giving out the Sacred Heart of Jesus picture with the Prayer
                            for Union and Mary's Image wallet. I love telling people about
                            the Blue Books and Daily Message Books and writings and
                            the Rosary Books. I love giving people a rosary and asking them
                            to pray.
                            I love praying for priests around the world and telling people
                            to pray for the priests. I feel — through God's grace working in
                            my life — I can affect many souls by praying for them, and showing
                            them God's love. In the Shepherds of Christ we have been
                            taught to be great intercessors of prayer. I have been praying
                            the hourly Infant of Prague Novena since 1997. Thank You Jesus
                            for calling me.
                            I love being a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd.
                                                                    Kathleen W.
 

Rosie R.

How has Shepherds of Christ changed my life?

The first time I opened God's Blue Book, I knew that Jesus was speaking to me! The message was just what I needed that day!

I had not attended daily Mass since Catholic High School, approximately 30 years previous. MY PRAYER LIFE had been practically non-existent — attending Sunday Mass and calling on God during trials. In fact, the threat of my husband dying of cancer took me back to praying the rosary and praying novenas to the Blessed Mother. After he died I was at a loss, for I considered him my "rock". For the first time ever in my life, I began praying to do God's will. I had a career, but I felt in my heart that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working life.

I was invited by a friend to make a Cursillo weekend and without hesitation, said yes. Following the grace-filled weekend, I entered the chapel for adoration and picked up the Blue Book, which I had ignored for weeks. I immediately fell in love with Jesus and my life began to change! With the help of Jesus through the Blue Book, along with daily Mass and Holy Communion and spending time after Communion with Jesus and time in prayer, I was able to work through my depression, which I had even denied existed.

After giving out many Blue Books to relatives and friends, I received an invitation to attend the first monthly Shepherds of Christ national prayer meeting at Tom A's farm held on October 13, 1996, with Rita leading a Live Rosary. I felt drawn to every meeting after that, and soon found myself in the core group at Morrow, Ohio, attending weekly prayer meetings with Live Rosaries. Through the use of the Blue Books, mostly in front of the tabernacle, weekly prayer meetings, and rosaries at Morrow, I have grown closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.

I thank Jesus every day for His many graces and the deep love that He gives me to draw me closer and closer to Him. I also thank my spiritual Mother, Mary, with all my heart for her help when I turned to her in desperation and for the help she's given me throughout my life.

As an apostle working in Florida at Our Lady's Image Site, I have a great opportunity to spread the light and love of Christ to all I meet!!!

  
 

                  From Betty G.      Handmaid for 10 years

                        What does my vocation in Shepherds of Christ mean to me?

                        I am a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd for nearly nine years.
                  During this time I have grown so close to Jesus, far more than I
                  ever thought possible for me. The hours I have spent before the
                  tabernacle and now the exposed Eucharist have filled me with
                  such peace, joy, happiness as I have never known before.

                        It all began in the fall of 1995 when someone gave me my first
                  copy of God's Blue Book. After a time I began to read it. I was soon
                  drawn back to attending daily Mass and Holy Communion. It wasn't
                  long until I was drawn to the tabernacle for an hour a day which
                  soon went from an hour to more than an hour a day.

                        I cannot physically do much labor any more, but I can and
                  do pray. My desire is to help support the Church in its labors by
                  praying for the priests and all religious and for the renewal of the
                  Church and the world.

                        By living from the God's Blue Books my whole life has
                  changed from one of turmoil and wondering is this all there
                  is to life? to one of peace and joy. God is back in my life as
                  the center of my life. I have found all I have ever wanted as a
                  Handmaid of the Good Shepherd. Like St. Therese of Lisieux
                  who never left her convent but did much for the missions I may
                  not travel around the world but I can do much for the Church
                  and the world through prayer. I thank God for my vocation in
                  the Shepherds of Christ for here I feel I am fulfilling the
                  purpose for which I was created.

 

 

                    Ignatius had friends — He started an
                order.

                    God gives to us the Mass — the sacrifice
                of Calvary sacramentally made present — We
                receive the Holy Eucharist — God outpours
                His grace —

                    We need our priests —
                    They are dwindling
                    We need to love our Church
                    We pray the prayers in the Prayer Manual
                        we love our priests, the Church
                        and souls more.

        

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13 Years Ago

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)

   

 

                We think about what 5,000,000 Priestly
                    Newsletters did to send love and support to
                    our priests with our network of
                    prayer

                Billions of prayers for the priests
                    and the Church

                Billions of prayer manuals circulated

                The Shepherds of Christ Movement has a big day
                    to celebrate today on the Feast of St. Ignatius

                The music of the soul is love —
                    love for God's will
                    love for each other
                    love for the Church
                    love for the souls in purgatory
                    love for the souls of the earth
                    love for our priests

                The Shepherds of Christ is a vocation God has called
                    us to, to love and support the priests
                    the Church and the souls of this earth.
                    We employ the saints of heaven —

     

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

Relationship with Members of the Church

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


NOTES:

16. Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
17. Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

     

                What will we pass on
                How have we helped to strengthen the
                    people of the earth —

                Does our vision include our children's
                    school — ourselves, but we fail
                    to see how we are part of this
                    magnificent tapestry —

                How our lives are so important in Shepherds of Christ
                    during this time of the earth —

                    The image of Mary appeared in
                Clearwater in a way it never appeared in
                the history of the world —

                    Our shot is now to help strengthen
                the souls of the earth with our lives
                lived in this vocation and family Shepherds of Christ —
                St. Ignatius died, Fr. Carter died — they
                left their mark on the world —
                Pope John Paul II died

                    We are here for more than our designer
                shoes —

                    We are here to be a friend like
                Jesus — to realize we were commissioned
                in baptism to spread the Good News —
                God has given us a great gift if we
                are members of the body of Christ —
                God lives in our graced soul

   


 

John 15: 5

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
 

                The Father is the vine grower —

                The Father created us with a purpose

                Say Our Father

    

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

    

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

                 

  

 

From Blue Book 6

R.  Before the 17th meeting in January of 1995, I had received the following vision when at Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. It was either late December, 1994 or early January, 1995. I drew the picture in the notebook.

It looks as follows:

vision

The face was flesh colored, but I could not see the features. The gown was white with a square neck.

The next day Jesus told me it was Father Carter. This vision along with another vision I had received about the same time appeared on the 17th book in January 1995.

The other vision was a church that looked similar to our church in China, Indiana, and in the front of the church was a gigantic Host with tremendous light coming forth from it.

On the cover was a Shepherd and the world.

The vision of the church looked like this:

vision

There was a message at this meeting. The message said that THE POWER is in the Eucharist.
  

 

  

                Do we think about those priests before us that
                    sacrificed their whole lives celebrating Mass
                    and teaching us about the Catholic Church —

                Mary appeared at Fatima to tell us to spread
                    the consecration to the 2 Hearts
                    to the Bishops — to consecrate
                    diocese to the 2 Hearts of Mary and Jesus —
                    We have done this sending 5,000,000 Priestly
                    Newsletters in 13 years and have received a
                    book filled with responses in the past
                    year 7 inches high from the successors
                    to the Apostles thanking us — the Cardinals,
                    Archbishops and Bishops.

                    Fr. Carter died, priests died, our parents
                died — God has called us to preserve the
                building of the 2 Hearts as a place Mary's
                image appeared and now Jesus' — as a place
                to spread devotion to the 2 Hearts — as a
                place of prayer — loving our priests, the
                Church and the world and teaching by the
                writings about the Catholic faith —
                the Eucharist, the Blue Books —

  

 

     
           
 
           


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                5 days before September 11, 2001 I got this message

    

Excerpt from September 6, 2001 

Jesus speaks:        You must pray for your donors.

                        I appeared and my mother appeared

                            for the whole world.

                        The apparition is not appreciated.

                        The fact you cannot even make

                            the rent payment for the

                            building is proof.

                        So much money in the world and the

                            state of Florida.

                        Look at your news on television.

                        Look at what the news is on the
                            television.

                        MARY HAS APPEARED ON THE
                            BUILDING FOR 5 YEARS AND
                            YOU DO NOT EVEN TAKE 
                            NOTICE.

                        It is not the responsibility of 100
                            people to support such a vision.

                         It is a gift from God.

                         This shows you the focus of men
                            and your news.

                         Your eyes are blind.

                         I ask today September 6, 2001 to

                             see Our images and to help

                             do what We have asked you to do.

                         These messages are important.

                         You have ignored Me.

                         THE PRAYER CARDS, Prayer for Union
                            with Jesus, Prayer Before the Holy
                            Sacrifice of the Mass, Say daily card,
                            morning offering, Shepherds of Christ
                            Prayer manuals, Holy Spirit Novena book,
                            rosary meditations are gifts from God.

Messenger:        Jesus also said "All materials

                             used for the school rosary program

                             printed by B&M have helped the

                             school children."

Jesus speaks:      The Priestly Newsletter is a gift from God.

                         Because of these prayers your world

                             is a better place.

                         If B&M closes and the printing stops -

                             your world will be affected.

                        Again I repeat, these revelations and

                            materials are for the world.

                        Mary appears the Lady clothed in gold

                            for the world.

                        Very, very few are helping to do what I ask.

                        My movement is to help the priests, the
                            Church and the world, it is a gift.

                        Because of My movement, the world is a
                            better place.

                        You will feel the effects if the printing stops.

                        I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I speak here.

end of excerpt from September 6, 2001

 

                Help us preserve the building of the 2 Hearts
                    buy a Fatima/Clearwater glass statue

   

$450.00 - 27"

  

                This is a small price to pay for such
                a gift —

                    a bigger gift helps with
                        the building payment and circulating
                        the Priestly Newsletter

  

   

                The next Priestly Newsletter can go out on the
                    day the Fatima children were jailed
                    August 13, 2007
                    It is the 90th anniversary of that occurrence
                        when the children were jailed.

                    Kathleen says it is 1260 days since
                        Mary's image head was knocked off
                        March 1, 2004.

                  

Revelation 12: 1-6

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that it could eat the child as soon as it was born. The woman was delivered of a boy, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron scepter, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had prepared a place for her to be looked after for twelve hundred and sixty days.

   

                    We can help make reparation for these
                awful occurrences done to the image and the
                Fatima children by helping to get the
                Newsletter out on the Church August 13, 2007 —
                August 19, 2007. When Mary finally appeared
                90 years ago August 19, 1917 at Fatima after
                the children were jailed.

                       

Excerpt from the Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Because of the excitement caused by the apparitions, the civil authorities were so alarmed that they kidnapped the three young visionaries and put them in jail. The incarceration period included the day of August 13. Consequently, Our Lady did not appear to the children on this particular 13th.

The authorities, fearing reaction on the part of the people, quickly released the children. Mary appeared to them on August 19 near Valinhos:

She told them she was greatly displeased by the action of the mayor. As a result, the miracle promised for October would not be as impressive as originally planned. 15

15. Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan, op. cit., p. 8.

 
        

   

                    We can spread 80,000 Priestly Newsletters centered
                        in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
                        and the Newsletter on the Church.

                    Buying a Fatima/Clearwater-glass statue
                once again can help you when you say the
                prayers and provide how the building of the 2
                Hearts has paid for the Newsletter to the priests.
                The cracked glass with donations of Mary's image
                face in the statue can help pay for the Priestly
                Newsletter on the Church and spreading devotion
                to the 2 Hearts through the Newsletter to the
                hierarchy and help us keep the Building of
                the 2 Hearts as a place of prayer.

                    Tell people about the gift of the beautiful
                statue and the glass — tell them to pray the

   

 

                prayers in the prayer manual.

  

English

Spanish

French

Portuguese

  

                    Tell them about the crucifix hand-carved
                by Felix.

                    When we die — we can say — as a family

                Shepherds of Christ — we provided a network of prayer
                    for the priests, the Church and the world —

                    Jesus, Jesus hung on a tree
                            Jesus is the vine

   

September 4, 2004

   

                            We are the branches

  

     

                Sing:  I am the vine
                         You are the branches

                Sing:  We are one body
                         One body in Christ

                Sing:  I am your friend
                         Keep My commands
                         No longer slaves - I call you friends
                             

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, August 27, 1996

  

  

  

From July 29, 2007

    
Genesis 18: 20-32

Then Yahweh said, ‘The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin is so grave, that I shall go down and see whether or not their actions are at all as the outcry reaching me would suggest. Then I shall know.’ 

    While the men left there and went to Sodom, Yahweh remained in Abraham’s presence. Abraham stepped forward and said, ‘Will you really destroy the upright with the guilty? Suppose there are fifty upright people in the city. Will you really destroy it? Will you not spare the place for the sake of the fifty upright in it? Do not think of doing such a thing: to put the upright to death with the guilty, so that upright and guilty fare alike! Is the judge of the whole world not to act justly?’ Yahweh replied, ‘If I find fifty upright people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place because of them.’

    Abraham spoke up and said, ‘It is presumptuous of me to speak to the Lord, I who am dust and ashes: Suppose the fifty upright were five short? Would you destroy the whole city because of five?’ ‘No,’ he replied, ‘I shall not destroy it if I find forty–five there.’ Abraham persisted and said, ‘Suppose there are forty to be found there?’ ‘I shall not do it,’ he replied, ‘for the sake of the forty.’

    Abraham said, ‘I hope the Lord will not be angry if I go on: Suppose there are only thirty to be found there?’ ‘I shall not do it,’ he replied, ‘if I find thirty there.’ He said, ‘It is presumptuous of me to speak to the Lord: Suppose there are only twenty there?’ ‘I shall not destroy it,’ he replied, ‘for the sake of the twenty.’ He said, ‘I trust my Lord will not be angry if I speak once more: perhaps there will only be ten.’ ‘I shall not destroy it,’ he replied, ‘for the sake of the ten.’ 

   

Colossians 2: 12-14

You have been buried with him by your baptism; by which, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead. You were dead, because you were sinners and uncircumcised in body: he has brought you to life with him, he has forgiven us every one of our sins.

He has wiped out the record of our debt to the Law, which stood against us; he has destroyed it by nailing it to the cross;

 

Luke 11: 1-13

Now it happened that he was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, this is what to say: 

    Father, may your name be held holy, 
    your kingdom come; 
    give us each day our daily bread, 
    and forgive us our sins, 
    for we ourselves forgive each one 
        who is in debt to us. 
    And do not put us to the test.’

He also said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, "My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him;" and the man answers from inside the house, "Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you." I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it to him for friendship’s sake, persistence will make him get up and give his friend all he wants.

‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. What father among you, if his son asked for a fish, would hand him a snake? Or if he asked for an egg, hand him a scorpion? If you then, evil as you are, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

 
                    First I am aware the Mass is the
                Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made
                present —
                    I pray to be forgiven of my sins at the
                beginning of Mass.
                    In the offertory I see the bread and wine
                to be offered and I think of myself such
                an impure offering to the Father, but I will
                unite deeply to the sacrifice of Jesus and
                the sacrifice of Jesus to the Father is a
                most pleasing sacrifice — A most Holy Sacrifice
                I wish to offer —
                    I am so one with Jesus on the cross at the
                consecration of the Mass — so one in the
                sacrifice of Jesus His Body offered to the
                Father — one in His Blood offered to the
                Father — I beg my offering is so one with
                Jesus — I know the Father is pleased with
                His offering, in the Holy Spirit — I ask
                for the gifts — to be saturated with His life
                in me — that I will be one with others who
                have His life in them. The more we are
                saturated with His life in us the deeper
                our oneness in Him.
                    We pray "through Him, with Him and in Him"
                    We pray the Our Father.
                    I go to the Immaculate Heart of Mary —
                I stand under the cross, at the altar to
                offer a most pure offering to the Father —
                I am one in Him — through the intercession
                of Mary — The Mass being the sacrifice of
                Calvary, sacramentally made present —
                    Then we receive Jesus within us in
                the Holy Eucharist — We receive Him in
                His Divinity and humanity —
                    Through the pierced Heart of Jesus the
                Church is born and water came forth for
                baptism and blood for the Eucharist.
                    Baptism gives us a sharing in His
                life — greater capacity to know and love.
                    The Eucharist gives us a deeper sharing
                in His life — Saturated with His grace —
                we become more deeply one in Him —
                    We leave the Church — His life
                is in us — We live as lights in the
                world — People who were created for
                Him feel an attraction to this life
                alive in us.
                    Saturation in His grace makes us
                more deeply one — He lives in us —
                    There are levels of being saturated
                more and more with His grace — Mary
                is full of grace —
                    Our wounded human nature is
                healed more and more the more we are
                saturated with His grace —
                    Going to the Eucharist gives us
                this deeper saturation of His grace
                in us — doing Adoration — going to
                confession —
                    We are more alive in Him —
                    Our mission in Shepherds of Christ is for
                greater unity — as men live united in the
                Church as members of the body of Christ —
                as we live as one as members of the
                Shepherds of Christ — we help strengthen the
                Church — the family, community
                    Members of the Shepherds of Christ, body of
                Christ should thirst for a deeper
                saturation of His grace.
                    Christ lives in us more deeply
                the more we are filled with His
                grace (His life) In this we are more
                deeply one —
                    In giving our Hearts to Jesus and
                Mary the pure and holy Hearts we
                offer a more pure and holy sacrifice —
                Our lives are more a pure and holy
                offering — as members of the body
                of Christ — we lay down our
                lives — we offer our lives as a
                sacrifice — an offering —
                    We do the Morning Offering
 

           
 
 
         
 

end of July 29, 2007 writing

 

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