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

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

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

July 7, 2001

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

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

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

Messenger:  Please pray for an important intention.

               Please pray for 5 urgent intentions!

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

July 8th Holy Spirit Novena Scripture selection is Day 1 Period 1. The Novena Rosary Mystery for July 8th is Joyful.


         Rosary July 13, 2001 China, Indiana 12:00 noon 
                     China time

                      Adoration from July 12, 2001 at 12:00 noon
                                            to July 14, 2001 at 12:00 noon




July 7, 2001

Messenger: The Blessed Mother appeared
                        a long time to me this morning.

                    It is First Saturday.

                    She was so gorgeous.

September 7, 2000 September 7, 2000



Excerpts from Mass Book II





3 of 3

The excerpts from the Mass Book II can be found on these days:

1. July 4, 2001

2. July 5, 2001

3. July 7, 2001




    This is not a complete study on the Mass. I am not a theologian. I am accounting here my personal experiences on my journey into the Heart of Jesus. I am not an English major. I majored in math and taught this subject in high school and mostly in college. I am a house-wife and mother of four. I have been married for 27 years. I write this book because I want to share my love for my beloved Jesus. I love the Eucharist and the Mass so much. I want to write about that. I am accounting my experiences in the Mass and before the tabernacle. Many experiences in this particular book were received at Holy Cross-Immaculata Catholic Church in Mt. Adams and during Holy Mass.

    Under the guidance of my spiritual director, Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J., I have accounted my experiences here. He is a major part of all of my enlightenments. I am most grateful for all his gifts and time he has shared with me. This book, which contains my daily journal experiences, is a joint effort of his guidance and my accounting these experiences.

    This book, I hope, will lead you more deeply into the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary, our Mother, through her pure and Immaculate Heart. I hope it will help you to love God more and more through the Mass and the Eucharist. I love you. Rita.



~ Eucharist—Mass ~

    "The Eucharist (The Mass) is a multi-splendored reality. It is, for example, a narrative. In the Liturgy of the Word we listen to the greatest love story of all time. It is the story of God's lavish self-communication in love to the human family throughout the course of salvation history. This story includes certain central figures, such as Moses, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Mary, Joseph, the Apostles, and, of course, Jesus Himself. The entire Liturgy of the Word focuses upon Christ, delineating from various perspectives this most important figure of all human history.

    "There are other dimensions to the Mass. The Eucharist is a memorial, as it calls to mind the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord. The Eucharist is likewise a sacrifice, an offering. This particular aspect includes all the other dimensions, and gathers them together in a wondrous unity. The Eucharist, then, is the sacramental renewal, the sign-renewal of Jesus' earthly offering. This sign-renewal contains what it signifies. Very importantly, to Jesus' offering of Himself to the Father, we add the offering of ourselves. The closing of the Eucharistic offering highlights another dimension of the Mass—the fact that it is a meal. The Eucharist as meal is rich in symbolism. Here is Jesus' self-giving love to us. Here is symbolized our commitment to Jesus, as we are intimately united to Him in the reception of the Eucharist. Here is signified our union with one another as we receive the one Christ, the sign and cause of unity among ourselves. Furthermore, the Eucharist is also a celebration—the joyous recall of the Christ event. As with all celebrations, the Eucharistic Liturgy, through its ritual, reminds us that this is a special occasion. These are some of the varied aspects of Jesus' great gift to us, the Eucharist.

    "From whatever perspective we approach the Eucharist, we see that participation in it involves personal contact. First of all, the Eucharist brings us into special union with God in Christ. In each Eucharist, God's communication occurs through Jesus, and this God-gift is supremely personal. God offers us love, tenderness, mercy, and a sensitive concern for our personal uniqueness, strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and fears. God invites us to come closer, and not to be afraid of the divine transforming touch. God wants us to allow the Divine Will to guide our existence amid all the myriad aspects of life within the human condition. Strengthened and inspired by the Eucharistic Christ, we are moved to say "yes" to God's invitation. With Jesus we feel warm and secure, encouraged to live out our "yes" with Him and through Him. Our fears fade into the background as we thus meet Jesus in the Eucharist, as we experience His loving embrace reach deep down where we really live. From past situations, we know that living out our response will have its share of pain, frustration, and hardship. Each Eucharistic meeting with Christ, however, reminds us that if we can do nothing without Jesus, with Him we can do all He wants of us. As our union with Jesus deepens, we come to realize with increased conviction that His love for us and ours for Him can surmount all difficulties:

    For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 8:38-39).

    "The Eucharist is a special source of union not only with God, but also with the members of the Christian community. Through the Eucharistic Christ we should become more aware of the bonds of faith and love that unite us. Through the Eucharistic Christ we derive the light and the strength to work against those forces which disrupt the love and unity of the Christian community—jealousies, pettiness, callous unconcern for the other, ruthless politics, backbiting, lack of teamwork, refusal to love because of wounded feelings. In union with the Eucharistic Christ we receive the light and the strength to develop those forces which build up community—selflessness, a desire to see others succeed, the supportive word, a willingness to give sincere praise for a job well done, a sense of compassion and empathy, a deep-rooted desire to really love others as one loves himself or herself.

    "The Eucharist, then, deepens our union with God and with the members of the Christian community. The Eucharist also deepens our union with non-Christians. The Eucharistic Christ enlightens us, strengthens us, inspires us to give of ourselves in order that the entire human family may better achieve its destiny. The Eucharist takes quiet hold of us and makes us firmly realize that everyone really is our brother or our sister. The Eucharist allows us not only to realize this awesome truth, but also gives us the desire and strength to live accordingly.

    "In summary, the Eucharist deepens our relationship with God, with one another, with the entire human race. The Eucharist accomplishes this in each of us—to the degree that we open ourselves to its transforming influence."1


1. Edward Carter, S.J., The Pain and the Joy, Chapter 5

end of excerpt from The Pain and the Joy ( from October 17, 2000 Daily Message)




~ Ash Wednesday, February 25, 1998 - 1st Day (Excerpt) ~

Spouse of the Lamb

     Jesus is always with us even in deep suffering.

     He gives us the greatest graces to know His love. He acts on our soul. He is the Bridegroom of our soul.

     Oh Jesus, He took me to the heights of ecstasy in Him in realizing how He is the Initiator and He acts on my soul. How foolish I am indeed to think it is I who control the workings of God on my soul, when in fact He is the Bridegroom of my soul.

     I envision Him looking at me with the greatest love. I am dressed in white. He is my Bridegroom, He loves me so much. He thinks I am beautiful. I am the little child of the Father. He is the Bridegroom. I envision Him dressed in black, tall and handsome, and He looks down with the most loving eyes upon me. I know the love of the Divine Creator.

     Today I knew how it was, how He acted on my soul.

     I see how it is when someone really acts in love and does something for me because that person loves me.

     I see myself as open, letting go, putting myself entirely in the hands of the Creator, the God I love, and the Bridegroom comes with the greatest love and His grace. He gives me Himself. My job is to be, just to be, a soul, waiting for the Bridegroom to just give me Himself in the greatest love. I know it is He Who acts, and when He acts His presence overtakes my soul. I let go and I reminisce about all the times He just overtook my soul.

     Little do I do, for it is the Bridegroom loving me, loving my soul and acting most intimately on my soul.

     I sit and surrender myself entirely to Him. He is the Initiator. He is the One Who acts with His grace and NOTHING - no intimate experience, nothing here can fill the soul with this love and satisfaction.

     For the Bridegroom acts and the soul is satisfied, the only desire is that it will never end. Sometimes there is such a longing and realizing the temporariness of it all. Sometimes He gives my soul such satisfaction, comfort and love, and I am filled with the greatest peace and satisfaction with less awareness of the temporariness, just peace.

     He gives me His peace. He is the Sacred Heart. He acts on my soul. I am His spouse. Jesus is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world. He is my Spouse. This book will be entitled the Spouse of the Lamb. He acts on my soul most intimately.

     The key is surrender. We are His spouse, we know His love. We must pray for this grace, to be possessed by the Lamb, the Bridegroom of our soul. What lesson did He teach us this day but that it is He Who acts upon us. We surrender to Him. A grace is given, a grace is received.

     Our surrender is the way to allow the Bridegroom, the Lamb, to act on our soul.

     Yielding, so we allow ourselves to just be in Him.

     Oh my God - how to explain that which happens when You act on my soul and what I experience. Are there any words that could do this justice when the Almighty God finds favor with me most intimately, and gives Himself to me?

     We must be open. We must empty ourselves and let Him act on our soul. We want Him to possess our soul. We want to experience our Divine Lover most intimately. We must surrender to Him in the Mass, give ourselves to Him.

     We will know days of darkness and joy as the shadows and lights fade in and out of our lives. He reveals Himself to us more and more in the moments we spend with Him in the Eucharist.

     Jesus Christ is the Bridegroom of our soul. This is the marriage of our soul to the Lamb.



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

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

end of excerpt from Ash Wednesday, February 25, 1998 ( from October 17, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Spirituality Handbook ~  

The Mass and the Sacraments

    The best way to return love to Jesus is through participation in the Mass. Indeed, the Mass is the chief source for growth in our life of consecration. Everything in the life of the Church, including the sacraments—centers around the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

    All the faithful are privileged to be able to enter into the offering of the Mass:

    The sacrifice of the Mass, as we well know, makes truly present the sacrifice of Calvary. At His sacrifice on Calvary, Christ was Priest and Victim. We obviously did not offer together with Him. At the Mass, however, Christ, although He is the chief Priest and Victim, does not act alone. Through God's gracious design, at Mass all the members of the Church are priests and victims together with Christ. To be sure, there is a very significant difference between the priesthood of bishops and priests and the priesthood of the faithful. The point we wish to stress, however, is that the universal priesthood, given in Baptism to all the faithful, is a real participation in Christ's priesthood.

    Vatican II has stressed this concept of the priesthood of all the Church's members. Speaking of the Mass, the Council says: 'The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a proper appreciation of the rites and prayers, they should participate knowingly, devoutly, and actively. They should be instructed by God's word and be refreshed at the table of the Lord's body; they should give thanks to God; by offering the Immaculate Victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also with him, they should learn to offer themselves too. Through Christ the Mediator, they should be drawn, day-by-day, into ever closer union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all.'

    During all our Christ-like activities, we are living the Mass. Working, recreating, laughing, weeping, enjoying success but also experiencing failure, enjoying the beauties of nature—through all such activities, we are living the Mass. We are continually offering ourselves in loving conformity to the Father's will. From time to time during the day, we should make a conscious act of uniting ourselves and our activities with the sacrifice of Calvary as it is made present throughout the world through the Mass.

    A very precious time during the Mass is, of course, our reception of Jesus in Holy Communion. We should make the most of these special moments. Let's properly thank Jesus for coming to us with His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Let's thank Jesus for the tremendous suffering He experienced in order to be able to give us the Eucharist. As Jesus dwells within us in this precious way at Communion time, the very Heart of Christ--this Heart which is symbol of His great love—dwells within. This Heart cries out for our love in return.

    One of the great means God has given us to help prepare ourselves for better participation in the Mass is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our Lady of Medjugorje asks us to go to Confession at least once a month.

    Indeed, we should use all available means to prepare ourselves for a more fruitful participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. It is a great privilege to be able to be present at, and to participate in, the Mass. We should show Jesus our appreciation for such a great gift by preparing ourselves as best we can, and in this way we will gain the greatest possible benefit from the Mass, both for ourselves and for others.

    Included in our devotion to the Eucharist should be our desire to make Eucharistic reparation. One way to do this is to say often the following Fatima prayer: 'Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and (the intercession of) the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of sinners.'" (4)

    Besides saying the above prayer, there are other acts of Eucharistic reparation we can make. One of these is to be sure we make adequate thanksgiving after Mass. One of the intentions we should have at this time is to help make reparation for the lack of proper thanksgiving on the part of many. Pope Pius XII speaks about the duty of spending the proper time in thanksgiving:

    When at Mass, which is subject to special rules of the liturgy, is over, the person who has received Holy Communion is not thereby freed from his duty of thanksgiving; rather, it is most becoming that, when the Mass is finished, the person who has received the Eucharist should recollect himself and, in intimate union with the Divine Master, hold loving and fruitful converse with Him. Hence they have departed from the straight way of truth who, adhering to the letter rather than the sense, assert and teach that, when Mass has ended, no such thanksgiving should be added, not only because the Mass is itself a thanksgiving, but also because this pertains to a private and personal act of piety and not to the good of the community." (5)


4. Edward Carter, S.J., The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing, 
        Milford, Ohio, 1994, pp. 89-92. Vatican II quotations are from The Documents 
        of Vatican II, America Press edition.
5. Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei, No. 123.

end of excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook (from October 18, 2000 Daily Message)



~ March 1, 1998 - 5th Day ~

The Marriage of the Lamb

     What do I write today? Since that day, February 25th I have experienced the Bridegroom as He stands above me and strengthens me in this trial I have experienced. It has been a hellish experience to do the Father’s will, to stand firm for the truth when it would have been so much easier to laugh and to play as the world danced and I cried inside to stand behind the truth in this "Godless" world.

     They danced and played and whistled a tune on the flute and the Bridegroom was ignored at His own wedding. How indeed would it be if at the marriage the bridegroom was treated as if he were not present?

     We went to the altar, we received Him, the Lamb, the Bridegroom of our souls and then we ignored Him and went to laugh and play. We ignored Him and fed our faces.

     The tenderest love Our Divine Captain gives to us in giving Himself in the Mass. The Almighty God, the King of heaven and earth, gives Himself to us in the deepest spousal relationship and what happens here? We ignore Him and talk to mere humans with God in our breast.

     Let us make reparation to Him, Our Savior, for the ingratitude and indifference given to the King, the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins. They now have roped off my pew with a red chord and asked me to move my jacket as I prayed. Several ladies stand at the end of my pew and talk openly in church of the bishop to come in this church today. All the priests, the royal bridegrooms, anointed by the Lord, came out immediately after Mass and talked to the people, right in church. There was conversation and laughing at the beginning of Mass and at the end. A royal banquet, the Lamb was slain for our sins, now sacramentally made present here and who pays Him heed?

     They worship Him with fan-fare and trumpets, flutes and tambourines, but when the banquet is served, they all get up and rush from the table. Little focus is given to the King and royal Bridegroom of the soul. He is really ignored. Oh precious King, we love You, we worship You, we adore You, forever.

     I was unable to be intimately connected to Him today in a way that gave me happy feelings, but in my heart I know in the suffering there is no place to go but to Him.

     Preparation must be made. Time must be set aside for a person who is important in our lives. Time must be set aside to prepare for the Lamb, the Bridegroom of our soul. It begins with acts of surrender, saying the "Prayer for Union with Jesus", the consecration, and the "Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass".

     I love You, Jesus. In this suffering, I unite in Your passion and death. I love You, my Divine Lord, the Bridegroom of my soul.



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



A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

        -God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995

end of March 1, 1998 writing (from October 18, 2000 Daily Message)



~ 28. Experiencing the Eucharist ~

"Then, taking bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying: 'This is my body to be given for you. Do this as a remembrance of me.’ He did the same with the cup after eating, saying as he did so: 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.’ (Lk 22:19-20)

    "The Eucharist has many dimensions, all profoundly and beautifully united. For example, the Eucharist is a narrative, relating God's love story. It is a sacrifice, an unbloody or sign-renewal of Christ's earthly sacrifice. The Eucharist is also a covenant meal. These and other aspects of the Eucharist comprise a rich and diversified gift of God, one we are meant to encounter again and again.

    "From whatever perspective we consider the Eucharist, we see that it is a personal encounter. Through the humanity of Jesus, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit communicate themselves to us anew. Through the intimate gift of the Eucharist, they strikingly manifest their love for us, and ask for our response of love. In, with, and through Jesus we respond. Each Eucharistic encounter is meant to strengthen our love-bond with Jesus, so that we can say with increased meaning along with St. Paul: "Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Trial, or distress, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or danger, or the sword?…For I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor. principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor powers, neither height nor depth nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God that comes to us in Christ Jesus, our Lord." (Rom 8:35-39).

    "The Eucharist is not only a personal encounter with God in Christ. In Christ we also encounter the other members of the People of God. In receiving the Eucharist we pledge ourselves to deepen our love-union with all the members of the Body which is the Church. We pledge to use those means which foster union; we determine to void that which causes selfish divisiveness.

    "The Eucharist also reminds us of our relationship with all mankind. Jesus died and rose for all; the Eucharistic renewal of this paschal mystery nourishes our determination to assist in the work of on-going redemption. The light of the Eucharist points to what we should be doing; the strength of the Eucharist assists us to so act in behalf of the brethren.

    "The Eucharist, then, possesses a rich capacity to help us maintain and develop our personal relationships with God, the People of God, and all mankind. And it will do just this-if we so allow it."1


1. Edward Carter S.J., Now Is the Time, 1975

Imprimatur: Joseph Bernardin, Archbishop of Cincinnati, June 4, 1974
Copyright 1975 by the Society of St. Paul, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Excerpts from the New American Bible © 1970, used in Now is the Time by permission of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, copyright owner.

end of excerpt from Now Is the Time (from October 19, 2000 Daily Message)



~ March 5, 1998 - 9th Day ~

Spouse of the Lamb

     My dear Bridegroom,

     I see now the plan of the Father and that we are all children in His holy family. This is how we must see the world. It is His, we are one, He is our Father. We would not talk about our brother, we would love him. Always love him, as a brother in the holy family of the Father. We must keep our family pure. Each family is a little family of the Father's family, we are all related as the children of Eve, but this life in the Spirit, this relationship is all in the Spirit. If we understand generations and blood lines, we should clearly understand the connections of this family living as children of God. As we read in John 1:13, "who were born not from human stock or human desire or human will, but from God Himself."

     He is the Initiator. We are the ones responding to His initiative. He is the life. He is the light.

John 1:3-8
Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
    except through him.
What has come into being in him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,
and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe
    through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

     Thus it states: The witness of John (John 1:23)

So he said, 'I am, as Isaiah prophesied:

A voice of one that cries in the desert:
Prepare a way for the Lord.
Make his paths straight!'

    All division will be finished, the hills leveled, the valleys filled in for there will be one flock and one Shepherd, one family of the Father.

     The Son, the Word, reveals the Father, thus: John 1:1,3 he begins,

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.

Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
    except through him.

     Zachariah was struck dumb for not believing, John was the voice to prepare the way of the Lord.

     I saw John the Baptist in Conyers, Georgia April 14 or 15, 1993. I had experienced the loss of my voice, I was struck speechless.

     The voice that came forth was His to prepare the way for the Lord of Hosts.

     His voice speaks in these teachings, the voice of the Good Shepherd in Father Carter's and my revelations.

     Here is John's testimony: '...Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.' (John 1: 29)

end of March 5, 1998 writing (from October 19, 2000 Daily Message)



 ~ First Friday, March 6, 1998 - 10th Day ~

Spouse of the Lamb

       My beloved Spouse, the Bridegroom of my soul,

    The days go by with such swiftness, yet my focus is entirely on being one with Thee. The days fade in and out in shades of lights and darks, some days I receive immense insight into Your mysteries, some days I am left to tremendous suffering, wanting You so deeply in my soul and not experiencing Your favor.

    On this First Friday, I recall vividly the vision of Your precious Heart I hold in my heart. I see it clearly, red and filled with fire, and I know the warmth and glow of Your sacred divine love.

    Oh, my Sacred Heart, indeed, Thy love is most sacred. Yet even though I do not ponder as I should on the endless fires of love emitted from your treasured Heart, I have a constant awareness of this love which leads me to march forth in this battle of helping to win souls over for the Kingdom.

    Little is accomplished if I nurse my wounds on those dark days and sit in a corner waiting for a great favor from You.

    I walk those shaded days as You walked with the cross on Your back, but my awareness of Your Father and His plan for salvation is so limited, and I struggle tremendously as I am pressed on as I travel on my journey to the end of the day.

    And then a day of glory comes and You look upon me, my Bridegroom, and give me great favors and allow me to have a day of resurrection from the doom and the struggle.

    And how did He walk the earth? He walked it too, in dark and light days. Days in which they chased Him and wanted to kill Him, in which they called Him crazy, in which He sweat the saving Blood because of His anguish, in which He was tempted, in which He wept, in which He loved Mary His Mother and Mary Magdalene, in which He raised His dear friend Lazarus from the dead, in which He preached about the Kingdom to His followers.

    Days of light, days of darkness, but He entered the tomb and came forth victorious in the end.

    He rose to give us life, His wounds were glorified, the victory was won.

    My Bridegroom, You give to me Yourself this day. I am one in the glorified Lord in the most intimate way. The banquet is prepared. The Lamb has been slain. Now we reap the glory of the risen Lord. We receive the gift of life in Him.

    LIGHT and darkness. He is the Bread of Life, He comes to feed the starved soul with Himself. Our most treasured gift, our most treasured Friend, Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom of our soul, gives Himself as a sacrifice that we will share in His life most abundantly.

    I love You, Jesus Christ my Bridegroom, come and possess my soul.

end of March 6, 1998 writing (from October 20, 2000 Daily Message)



~ October 21, 2000 ~

    We ask God to give us a deeper realization of Mary's motherly mediation. Jesus gave Mary to us as our Mother as He hung upon the cross. We see God's great love for us. We ask God to give us the grace to entrust ourselves to Mary's maternal love every day, all day.





Excerpt from Spirituality Handbook

Devotion to St. Joseph, Other Saints and the Angels

St. Joseph is Patron of the Universal Church. His power of intercession is indeed great. Joseph, while on earth, enjoyed extraordinary closeness to Jesus and Mary. And His union with them in heaven is even greater. Let us each day pray to St. Joseph to obtain for us the grace to come ever closer to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

We should also pray to the other saints in heaven, especially our favorite saints. The saints are members of the Church triumphant. We should also pray for the souls in purgatory and to them (they can help us). The souls in purgatory are members of the Church suffering. We, who are members of the Church militant here on earth, make up one Church with the saints in heaven and the souls in purgatory. We should be aware of the common bond which unites us in Christ.

We should also pray to the angels for help, especially to the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and to our own guardian angels.

end excerpt from Spirituality Handbook (from October 21, 2001 Daily Message)



~ March 7, 1998 - 11th Day ~

Spouse of the Lamb

My dear Spouse,

    You take us to Your mountain top and show us Your light and the world slumbers and sleeps and the throng below the hill shakes the tree and the dead fruit falls, but they do not see it.

    We hear the voice of the Father speak, "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased." and we hear the voice of the Good Shepherd speak as He reveals His Father to us and His plan for the salvation of all men living according to His will.

    The voice of the Good Shepherd will be heard as men listen to Jesus. In this Movement, Shepherds of Christ, we pray for our priests, the Church and the world.

end of March 7, 1998 writing (from October 21, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Excerpt from March 19, 1998 ~

Spouse of the Lamb


    Passion is a way the devil can lead a holy soul to death. Jesus calls us to holy love. He calls us to brotherly love, love rooted in God.

    Passion is a way the devil uses to drive a holy soul to death.

    When appropriate, for example at certain times when we pray together, Jesus wants us to hold hands, to join in unity and to touch one another in a proper way. Satan works in the thoughts of holy souls to create passions and desires that are not to God's liking.

    Jesus gives us the Commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery." He asks us to relax and be one and then asks us to be on our guard. He asks us for love as the Virgin Mary had for St. Joseph and for others. Holy love is holy. It is not rooted in passion and desires, it is rooted in love of God and Godly love for each other. If one truly loves himself and another, he would not put himself and the other in an occasion of sin that could lead to the death of the soul. One that loves would not wish the other to sin.

    Time spent before the tabernacle is to give honor and glory to God. God is the focus of this time before the tabernacle. God is there to unite hearts to Himself and to others.

    God gives us the Commandment to love God and one another. We are to love in holy love.

    Satan can create passions, lights, feelings that will lead a holy soul into sin. Satan creates appetites within the soul to be improperly satisfied with food, alcohol, sex, indulgence. Jesus does not want us to be fearful. He wants us to help to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart. You must ask yourself, does this relationship have as its primary purpose to give honor and glory to God? Anything that would lead to anything sinful is not giving honor and glory to God.

    I state clearly. Satan will try to lead some astray with passions. Our role is to help bring the world into oneness in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Satan can trick a couple engaging in prayer by passions and feelings. We must focus on the work at hand. Being led away by Satan harms the whole Movement. Be diligent, thrifty, and loving, praying always for the gifts of the Spirit.

end of excerpt from March 19, 1998 writing (from October 21, 2000 Daily Message)



~ February 25, 1999 ~

Spouse of the Lamb

     He is our Spouse. In such oneness, we come to the altar of sacrifice to offer sacrifice to the Father in His name. We can understand the great intimacy between husband and wife. Christ uses the spousal relationship to denote oneness. There is a deep mystical union between Christ and His Church. We have a deep mystical union with Him. It is not the same as a relationship between a husband and a wife. It is a much deeper relationship, one on a mystical level between the Divine God and His people, between Christ and His body. And so we offer a profound sacrifice to our God, through Him, with Him and in Him, so intently one with the Chief Priest and Victim. This is indeed a deep mystical union and a divine mystery. It is to our benefit as His people to beg for greater union with Him as His spouse and to identify more with our Master, Chief Priest and Victim, in every Mass and in all our actions all day, united to the Masses being celebrated around the world. We are one body in Him. He is the Head, we are the members of His mystical Body. He is alive. He is alive. He is alive. He lives in us in a special way when we are in the state of grace. He has given us this sharing in His life. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, our God.

end of February 25, 1999 writing (from October 22, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Excerpt from February 23, 1997 ~


    When I go to Mass I offer a sacrifice. God wants our all. He wants to be first in our life. He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son.

Gen. 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18:

    It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. "Abraham, Abraham!" he called. "Here I am," he replied. God said, "Take your son, your only son, your beloved Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you.

    When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.

    But the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven. "Abraham, Abraham!" he said. "Here I am," he replied. Do not raise your hand against the boy," the angel said. "Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your own beloved son." Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

    The angel of Yahweh called Abraham a second time from heaven. "I swear by my own self, Yahweh declares, that because you have done this, because you have not refused me your own beloved son, I will shower blessings on you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All nations on earth will bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed my command.

    The Father gave His Son for us. This is how great the Father's love is for us.

    When we go to the altar many times we are suffering. We want something really bad, but we know we love God the most. What the Father asks for us is to offer that which we are so attached to as a sacrifice, united to the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. If we offer this sacrifice to Him, the Father will pour out blessings that will be divine blessings, greater than anything we could have here on earth.

    The Mass is the perfect sacrifice we offer to the Father, in which God pours out His blessings and we are one with Him and with all others in a profound expression of love. God shares His divine love with us and we partake in an intense way in His divine loving capacity. In order to become one in Him and to feel His love like this, we must surrender ourselves and be open.

    He told Abraham to offer his son. God gave him his son back. He wanted Abraham to love God above all things and people.

    Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice to the Father. This is the most pleasing sacrifice to the Father. If He gave His Son Who died for love of us, will He deny us when we unite our petitions with Jesus and offer these at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?

    He took them to the highest mountain and He was transfigured before them in the greatest light.

Mark 9:2-10:

    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus, "Rabbi," he said, "it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him." Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

    As they were coming down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what 'rising from the dead' could mean.

    We go to the altar of sacrifice. The mountain to come, in which so many graces will flow, is the altar of sacrifice where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered through the hands of consecrated priests.

end of excerpt from Apostles' Manual (from October 23, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Newsletter 1999 Issue 3 ~

The Eucharist


11. The Documents of Vatican II, "Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy", America Press Edition, No. 47.
Ibid., No. 48.
13. Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Letter, Mystici Corporis, AAS, XXXV, pp. 232-233.

end excerpt from Newsletter 1999 Issue 3 (from October 23, 2000 Daily Message)



~ October 26, 2000 ~


Sacrifice - interior offering.

See the altar of sacrifice.

See the priest offer sacrifice to God.

See Lucia's vision.





~ October 26, 2000 continues ~

    The Sacrifice of Calvary is sacramentally made present.

    See the Father and the Holy Spirit and the most pure, sinless, human person - Mary stands by the altar with her Immaculate Heart.

    See Lucia, a human person tainted by sin beneath the altar.

    See the grace and mercy as she saw in the vision flowing from Christ, the Mediator, between us and God.

    At every Mass we offer the bread and wine, and listen to the words at the Mass.

    The bread and wine are changed to His Body and His Blood through the hands of the priest.

    We want our offering, our sacrifice to be a most pleasing offering to the Father.

    We offer sacrifice to the Deity for our sins.

    At every Mass see that we are coming to God to offer the most pleasing sacrifice to the Father, the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus, for our sins.

    We want to make reparation to our God for our sins.

See this:  
 see the altar
 see the sacrifice
 see our act of offering ourselves united to His pure offering of Himself
 see the offering is most pleasing to our God
 think of God's joy that we come and offer sacrifice

    Now carry this one step further--in the Morning Offering we unite everything we do as a sacrifice (an offering), united to this most pleasing sacrifice, offered to the Father in all the Masses going on around the world.

    What is your role as a  SHEPHERD OF CHRIST






    We unite everything we do to Jesus, the Mediator, between us and God.

    A most pleasing sacrifice, offered for our sins and the sins of the world.








~ October 26, 2000 continues ~









The words of the Mass are so beautiful.

We see how we tell God we are sorry for our sins in the beginning of Mass. We want to offer a pure sacrifice.

The priest washes his hands at the offertory.





We help in the act of redemption by uniting to the Mass.

Now I refer to our founder's chapter on the Mass.

The last 5 days we have presented an in depth discussion by our founder, from his book, Response in Christ.  

It must be studied and read and reread and one must pray for grace to understand what God is revealing through his writing. Reading his book will help us understand, more and more, insight into the divine mysteries.

So too, all should study the chapter on grace presented October 16, 2000. Study these two chapters.

God speaks to us through them.

end excerpt October 26, 2000 message (from October 29, 2000 Daily Message)



~ October 30, 2000 ~

November 1st is All Saints Day.

    More and more I realize my connectedness to God and the power in the Mass. The Mass is going on all over the world at every moment. We want to unite our whole life to the reservoir of God's grace, praying for souls.



    The saints are one with God.

    We need to pray through their powerful intercession.

    God may answer our prayers when we pray through a particular saint because He wants us to honor that saint.

    I pray through the intercession of the Jesuit saints, St. Ignatius, St. Xavier, St. Aloysius, St. Robert. Pray through St. Boniface and all apostles, and especially St. Joseph, all popes in heaven and all priests, Padre Pio, St. Rita, St. Edward, St. Margaret Mary, St. Claude de la Columbiere, St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Philomena, St. Bridget, St. Bernadette, St. Cecilia. Pray through the powerful intercession of Jacinta and Francisco, especially for the building.

    Let All Saints Day and All Souls Day be great days to be united in a new way in our lives to all the saints and all the souls in purgatory and all souls on the earth.

    Let us utilize the great gift of uniting to the saints and angels and praying through their powerful intercession united to the Mass. We are one in Him.



A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

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

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

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

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

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

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



~ January 14, 2000 ~

    Today is the end of the Novena, another 108 days, 12 weeks.

    Today is the 14th day of the first month of the year. They were told in Exodus to roast the lamb on the 14th day of the first month and spread some of its blood on the door posts and lintels. At 12:00 midnight, death went through Egypt as described below.


Exodus 12:1-20

    Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 'This month must be the first of all the months for you, the first month of your year. Speak to the whole community of Israel and say, "On the tenth day of this month each man must take an animal from the flock for his family: one animal for each household. If the household is too small for the animal, he must join with his neighbour nearest to his house, depending on the number of persons. When you choose the animal, you will take into account what each can eat. It must be an animal without blemish, a male one year old; you may choose it either from the sheep or from the goats. You must keep it till the fourteenth day of the month when the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter it at twilight. Some of the blood must then be taken and put on both door-posts and the lintel of the houses where it is eaten. That night, the flesh must be eaten, roasted over the fire; it must be eaten with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with the head, feet and entrails. You must not leave any of it over till the morning: whatever is left till morning you must burn. This is how you must eat it: with a belt round your waist, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. You must eat it hurriedly: it is a Passover in Yahweh's honour. That night, I shall go through Egypt and strike down all the first-born in Egypt, man and beast alike, and shall execute justice on all the gods of Egypt, I, Yahweh! The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood I shall pass over you, and you will escape the destructive plague when I strike Egypt. This day must be commemorated by you, and you must keep it as a feast in Yahweh's honour. You must keep it as a feast-day for all generations; this is a decree for all time.

The feast of the Unleavened Bread

    "For seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you must clean the leaven out of your houses, for anyone who eats leavened bread from the first to the seventh day must be outlawed from Israel. On the first day you must hold a sacred assembly, and on the seventh day a sacred assembly. On those days no work may be done; you will prepare only what each requires to eat. You must keep the feast of Unleavened Bread because it was on that same day that I brought your armies out of Egypt. You will keep that day, generation after generation; this is a decree for all time. In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day, you must eat unleavened bread. For seven days there may be no leaven in your houses, since anyone, either stranger or citizen of the country, who eats leavened bread will be outlawed from the community of Israel. You will eat nothing with leaven in it; wherever you live, you will eat unleavened bread."'

Exodus 12:29

The tenth plague: death of the first-born

    And at midnight Yahweh struck down all the first-born in Egypt from the first-born of Pharaoh, heir to his throne, to the first-born of the prisoner in the dungeon, and the first-born of all the livestock.


~ January 14, 2000 continues ~

    Today is the 14th.  Following 12:00 midnight is January 15. This is Fr. Carter’s birthday.

Jesus said this day was important.

The vision of Lucia was 1929, the year he was born.  

    Our mission in the Shepherds of Christ is to help tell all about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    We unite to the Mass at every moment as we offer our lives to God as a sacrifice.

    This means doing what God wills in our lives and offering it united to the Mass in love to God.

end  excerpt from January 14, 2000 (from October 30, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Newsletter January/February 1996 ~

Thoughts on the Eucharist

    The Eucharist is our chief source for growth in the Christ-life. There follow some thoughts on this magnificent Gift of Jesus to us.

- The Catechism tells us: "The Lord, having loved those who were His own, loved them to the end. Knowing that the hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father, in the course of a meal, He washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love. In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from His own and to make them sharers in His Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of His death and Resurrection and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until His return; thereby He constituted them priests of the New Testament." (9)

- When Jesus speaks of His Blood as the "Blood of the Covenant" (Mt 26:28), we are reminded that blood sealed or ratified the Mosaic covenant at Mount Sinai. Moses sprinkled sacrificial blood upon the altar, which represented God, and upon the Jewish people. Because blood was a distinctive symbol of life for the Jewish people, such an action had a deep significance for them. This action of Moses symbolized the sealing or ratification of the covenant-a new life relationship between Yahweh and the Jewish people.

    The sacrificial Blood of Jesus has also formed a covenant-the New Covenant. In the shedding of His Blood, Jesus has established a new life relationship between His Father and the human race. Forming a core, focal point of the redeemed human race are the members of the Christian community, the Church. The Eucharist, in recalling and making sacramentally present the shedding of Jesus' covenant Blood, is the Church's great covenant act. The Eucharist sustains the life of the covenant, nourishes it, causes it to grow. Through participation in the Eucharistic liturgy we should be growing in our covenant life. We should be developing a greater love-union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We should be growing in a sense of community, in a deep love for the Church, in a desire to contribute our share to the building up of the body of Christ. We should be learning to curb our selfishness, this selfishness which deadens a dynamic concern for the Christian community and the entire human race. Participation in the Eucharist should also be curbing divisive jealousy, forming us more and more as persons who want deeply to love all so that it can be more often said of us, "See those Christians, how they love one another." The Eucharist can more radically shape us according to these covenant attitudes if we allow it to do so. We repent over the times we have resisted. We rejoice regarding the times we have opened ourselves to the Eucharist's transformative power.


9. Pope John Paul II, The Mother of the Redeemer, United States Catholic Conference, No. 38.

end of excerpt from Newsletter January/February 1996 (from October 30, 2000 Daily Message)



 ~ Mass Book, December 17, 1995 (Excerpt) ~


    I long to unite in the deepest union with Him in the Eucharist. I long for the Mass. I long for Thee, oh God. My every moment, I join as I did to You December 15 under the cross, where I felt Your presence. You whisked me away, and I was totally absorbed in that moment of celestial union with You. For that time, I existed only in You, in the deepest union, and I was in this moment existing in You. The earth stopped, and I touched the heavens, all my bodily cares were existent in You. I existed in Your Divinity, my being was in You. There was no desire or wish or wanting, for in that moment, I had all I wanted in You. I was satisfied and wanted nothing but to remain in that embrace. You were the Being, and my being existed in You, but I was only as I was in You - merged in You, knowing and being in Your Divinity and being so full as to feel complete in myself.

    You are so enormous, and You surrounded me in a burning embrace, the presence of red fire. I was not little, or "nothing", but existed in this enormous power and being so complete!

    I touched eternity, and in that embrace, I knew all the waiting was worth the glory. You enveloped my being, and I was truly merged in the Divine Presence. I was merged in Your being. I existed IN You, with You, in the highest union with You, although I knew I was still distinct from You.

    I was fused and absorbed in You, feeling complete and satisfied. To describe this union is far beyond any work of my pen and paper. I pray for the reader of this page to receive the grace to share this experience with Him, I will now live for this union-to be forever merged In Him, to be One in Him, to reach higher perfection as I exist in Him, for He takes the lowly and gives to them a sharing in Himself. He merges with us and we exist in Him. The word "in" - I could write pages about. I long for the deepest union with Him, where I am swept up in the heavenly embrace of the Divine God, and I am IN Him.

    This is heaven on earth: to be merged as one with Divinity, although remaining distinct from God, to take our feeble hearts, our lowly status and to unite ourselves with the Divine, Almighty, powerful God and in this union to be meshed with Him, that His power dominates and our humanity reaches its heights of fulfillment in this union, in this oneness with Him.

    The word I have looked for is "oneness." I understand some of the meaning of the words "One in Him." Oneness is the word to describe this union of our humanity with His Divinity. The depth to which we could meditate on oneness with God is incomprehensible. In that moment, the earth stood still, and He, my Divine Lover, the Bridegroom of my soul, took me to Himself, and I knew the embrace of the Divine God.

    Nothing on the face of this earth can describe our union with Divinity. Oh, good God, that creatures are so ungrateful regarding Your divine love. I am so sorry. Let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart. Please unite with me now that I may more deeply love Thee.

    Oh, Divine Lover of my soul, let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart for the neglect and indifference against You.

Song from Jesus: I come to you with greatest love. I am your loving Savior. I am your God. I died for you. I come to you this day.

    He allowed me to experience such pain in my heart - wanting Him so badly, so many times-and then on Dec. 15, 1995 - He gave Himself to me in the deepest union.

    Nothing satisfies the soul but Him. He wants the nuns and priests to love Him. He chose them to spread His love.

    Souls are hungry. They will only be fed with His burning love. Priests need to talk about Jesus' love for us from the pulpit. Priests need hearts burning for love of Jesus. This will feed the hungry souls - lip service love doesn't do it.

    He is alive today. He is a Person. He wants us to love Him.



A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

end of December 17, 1995 writing (from October 30, 2000 Daily Message)



~ Newsletter March/April 1996 ~

Jesus in His Paschal Mystery


    "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep. This is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for my sheep." (Jn 10:11-15) (1).
He hung upon a cross on a hill called Calvary. Death was near. How much Jesus had already suffered! He had been brutally scourged. Much of His sacred body was a bloody, open wound. He had been derisively crowned with thorns. In a terribly weakened condition, He carried the heavy cross to the hill of Golgotha. There He was stripped of His garments and mercilessly nailed to the cross. After all this brutal and agonizing suffering, Jesus finally died.

    Truly the Good Shepherd had laid down His life for His sheep. That magnificent Heart, overflowing with love for His Father and all of us, had beat its last.

    On the third day, Jesus rose: "Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up! The Jews replied, 'It has taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up in three days?' But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body, and when Jesus rose from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the words he had said." (Jn 2:19-22).

    Yes, the Good Shepherd died and rose for our salvation. Behold, the paschal mystery of Jesus!


Thoughts on the Paschal Mystery

    The Church in her Good Friday and Easter liturgies has just recently presented to us the paschal mystery of Jesus-His death and resurrection-in a very special way. In saying this we must remember that each Mass of every day makes sacramentally present the death and resurrection of Jesus.



Thoughts on the Eucharist

    The Eucharist is the chief source of growth in the spiritual life. We priests, called to have a special kind of union with Christ, should have a unique desire to grow in appreciation of the Eucharist. It is in the Eucharist that we unite with Jesus' paschal mystery in a special way. Here are some reflections on the Eucharist, Jesus' great gift of love to us:


    Pope John Paul II tells us: "The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic adoration. Jesus waits for us in the sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet him in adoration and contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease." (10)


    Archbishop Luis M. Martinez offers us these inspiring words: "If we could dispose ourselves at least to think about what He suffered for each one of us! Our souls are enveloped in His tenderness and in His pain. We are the fruit of His love and His martyrdom. We increasingly receive His gifts of all kinds. We receive them tranquilly, at times joyfully. But those gifts are marked with the blood of Jesus, the blood from His veins and from his Heart. In order that we might taste the least of His heavenly consolations, Jesus had to taste the gall and vinegar of interior desolation...

    "Each communion we receive cost Jesus the sacrifice of Calvary...Holy Communion is a banquet from heaven prepared with the blood of Jesus and the bitterness of His Heart." (11)


1. Scriptural quotations are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co.
10. Pope John Paul II, "On the Mystery of and Worship of the Holy Eucharist", 
     April 1980, as in Apostles of the Holy Spirit Bulletin, Winter 1995. 
11. Archbishop Luis Martinez, Only Jesus, B. Herder Book Co., pp. 212-213.

end of excerpt from March/April Priestly Newsletter 1996 (from October 31, 2000 Daily Message)





from October 31, 2000 Daily Message



~ November 1, 2000 ~

    Read the entire Letter to the Hebrews. This Letter to the Hebrews goes with the study of the Mass.

end of excerpt from November 1, 2000 Daily Message



 Messenger: We do not have funds for rosary beads for rosary makers. 
                    Please help us.

                   We desperately need funds.

                    Pray for 2 urgent intentions


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

                1)  Pray for urgent intention, a special priest 
                      and all involved.
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                     receiving the Newsletter.
                     Pray for grace for them to respond especially
                     by beginning prayer chapters.
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March 5, 2001

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                     handmaids, servants.
              12)  Pray for availability Prayer manuals.
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              15) Pray for special intentions of our donors.






          I am but a little speck on this earth,
                 but with His might He can use me
                 to spread the devotion to His
                 Most Sacred Heart.

          Oh dear and precious Heart of Jesus
                 I give myself as completely as
                 possible to Thee so you will use
                 me to spread the devotion to the
                 ends of the earth for Your most
              precious Heart.

          I am Rita your precious soul.

          Use me to help to spread this burning
               devotion to the souls of this earth.

          I am yours, take me, use me as you

           I surrender myself to you.

          It is your might behind me, your power
                 that sends me. I am an Apostle of
                 the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I give
                 myself as completely as possible to

          Sacred Heart of Jesus I place my
                 trust in Thee.

          Father hear us please. We beg through
                the  intercession of Father Carter
                and Our Lady of Clearwater that 
                prayer chapters are started all over
                the world and the Priestly Newsletter
                gets there immediately with the
                Prayer Manual.



A Note from the President of Shepherds of Christ:

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

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

I love you,
John Weickert




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

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

A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

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

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

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

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be — pray the following petition.

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

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

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


December 17, 2000, Mary speaks:

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

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

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

Name: _________________      Street: _____________________________

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Messenger: Pray for Ron, Fernando and Perry.


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

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

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

Last revised March 7, 2001


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



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