| Shepherds of Christ
August 11, 2007
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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.
August 11, 2007
The Spiritual life
is the reality inside
most like Jesus.
To be filled with - the
Spirit of God - inside
LIFE - IN - HIM —
INSIDE more perfected
as Our Heavenly Father is perfect.
To hide our faults and
from ourselves is
to stay stuck in
the muck —
Inside reality to be —
living in the truth —
having the light of life
IN US —
Now look inside of yourself.
What makes you act, but all people
see is the outside.
The eyes are the windows of the
The hard-skin - tough-jaw —
Who are we kidding?
God knows the heart —
God knows the condition of our organs.
Who are we kidding?
If we sin or lie about our
our fear of someone seeing how
really insecure we really are —
Do we think we get our acceptance
from others —
We must focus on what God thinks —
We must focus on God who sees our heart and
We can never lie to God —
We stand naked before Him ALWAYS
I am the way, the truth and the life.
God knows all things
Fame and fortune cannot give us power
What others think does not give us power —
Power comes from God
Power is not gotten in being accepted
Power is not gotten in wealth
Wealthy - well accepted people get
Look inside —
For we act from what we believe
what we are thinking inside
The eyes are the windows of the
It shows on the outside when
people don't like themselves —
Things show about our heart by
how we smile, how we act —
Actors learn to be actors —
They learn to act like another person
to play their role —
They study how they are inside —
We study Jesus
life IN Him
Pray the rosary
Read the Scriptures
Jesus is the Son of God
Love finds a way
The Heart is the organ that pumps
life to the body
Love is why I give
Yesterday all the power went out
The radio did not go out there
The waves or whatever were
not going out
A beating heart that is unloving
can send hate, selfishness
Satan wants the person focused
Satan attacked Eve in the garden —
Satan presses down
Satan wants us to think someone
is not liking us
Satan's grip is paralyzing and
Satan wants us willful
Satan wants us disobedient
Satan presses in — Fallacious
We cannot read each other's minds —
Satan is the father of lies
Satan LIED to Eve in the garden
Love is in my heart
Jesus allows us to be tested —
Jesus wants faith
Jesus wants us to hope
Jesus wants us to love
Faith, hope and love the cardinal
1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned—if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever.
Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes.
Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with. For we know only imperfectly, and we prophesy imperfectly; but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will be done away with. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways. Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known.
As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.
The Eucharist heals
Call the doctor
Temptation to Complain
Fear of being unloved
Fear of being unaccepted
Tired, Hungry —————>
Love pumps life to the body
Love sends out good to the world
Radio - dark - broken —
no signal - no light
Seeking dominance for dominance
See all as being wounded
See offences against God
See we want to help repair
Say - I don't like them
Love the unloving
Love those who persecute you
Jesus shows us
Jesus: I am love
I am love.
Healing BALM — the Eucharist
Medicine of Immortality
Fr. John's new book on the Eucharist
Prayers for us to pray before
the Eucharist —
LIKE New Adam & New
ADAM & EVE
Focus on myself
Send out signal of love
Send out signal of light
Send out signal of peace
I am filled with faith
I am an instrument of hope
Cain was in control of himself
Satan tempts — I can give in
I can control my will
Bad habits of giving into satan
Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus
Hearts of Love
Do you do your work for your
honor and glory?
Do you attack others doing their
work for Jesus seeking
dominance for yourself?
Do you manipulate others to prove
you are over?
Do you give freely for the sake
Jesus gave freely for the sake of souls.
Prayer is love —
Prayer is pleading in love —
Prayer is focused on God —
Focus on Jesus
Do not focus on what others think —
My mind is strong
My heart is loving
I do not give into the fallacious
reasoning of satan —
God gives us children to love —
Little ones are learning love —
They can be jealous
They want what they want
They have to learn who they are —
They all have a wounded human
Every child is learning —
Say - Do this —
They say "no"
You say hey do this
At 2 they say "no"
Two children fight after the same
One may hit a sibling for dominance
The other cries they want somebody
else to pay for how they feel —
Mom — "he hit me"
Go sit on a chair
"Be good" Mary says —
But you say "Be good to
follow God's will — His
Children look at the world —
Parents may be willful, disobedient
to God — use the fallacious
reasoning of satan
We all can be very selfish, sinful
at times —
we are imperfect parents
Love finds a way
The self-lessness of Jesus
Always doing God's will
A person can call the doctor always
focusing on themselves - wanting
the doctor to fix them —
We have to call on God
We have to admit our imperfection
to be healed
We have all been raised by
imperfect parents — hopefully
ones who loved us, but
had imperfect ways —
focused on self —
maybe blamed us —
needed spiritual healing —
needed the Word of God —
needed to know God's love themselves —
Pride can keep us stuck
We need to be docile
We need to be loving
We need to be giving in prayer
We are learning about love from
the first moments we are on
We may say
"Why am I here?"
Look at wounds we all have
Jesus died on the cross
covered with wounds
Jesus gives us the sacraments —
Jesus gives us a sharing in His life
The Eucharist is Jesus
The Eucharist heals our wounds
Jesus was all white - glistening —
full of Light
The Father says: "This is My beloved
Son in whom I am well pleased."
Jesus gives us the Mass —
The sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally
We unite to the Mass — to the
sacrifice of Calvary so
our lives (a tainted offering,
every moment, every day)
is a most pleasing sacrifice
to the Father —
United to Jesus' sacrifice in
the Holy Spirit with all the angels and
Jesus teaches us tainted sons of God
to be more like Him —
the "Son of God"
We are tainted
He gives us a sharing in His life —
He heals our wounds —
WE ARE WOUNDED —
Our human nature is wounded —
We must struggle with
Imperfect vision of others
Imperfect, selfish vision
of our brothers
We act taintedly
Children have to learn about
sin, obedience, jealousy
love from imperfect parents
The Eucharist help us when we
go to Jesus —
The Blue Books lead us to the
The Blue Books are the Mighty
All of us have a face
All of us have wounds
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life
Look at the eyes
They tell the story —
We must FIGHT TEMPTATION
Grace helps us
Grace is His life in us
We can seek to be more saturated
with His grace
God has all the power
Babies learn from imperfect
God the Father sent His Son to teach
us to be likened to Him
God works in families
God gives children through an
act of love of imperfect
God wants us to love
God is love
Fathers and Mothers teach children
Fathers and Mothers teach imperfect
Parents are to pray for their children
Priests are called Father
We need to learn love at Church —
love found in the sacraments —
love found in Jesus
love given in the Mass — the
sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally
Children want love —
Children want to be held
Children want to be secure
As parents we never stop praying
for our children —
God wants "sisters" and "brothers"
priests - praying for the
children of the Church to know
God's love —
Look at how important docile, loving
"sisters" and "brothers" are to
God's family in the Church —
God doesn't want more selfish
people in the religious life
they give their lives for the
children of the Church.
Shepherds of Christ — help to nurture the
children of the Church
Jesus wants to renew religious life
Religious orders are based on
love for the people of the Church
love for Jesus
Jesus is the spouse of the religious
The vocation is married to Jesus
The children - children of the Church
members of the body of Christ
Satan tries to get people focused on themselves
Read the Blue Books
Beautiful world God gives us —
Jesus wants us to be loving —
Jesus wants us to help people
heal — by knowing His love —
By going to the sacraments
Jesus wants us other focused
Jesus wants families of love
Satan has attacked the family
Satan wants wounded, weak
People that are wounded hurt
others — they act more and more
imperfectly unless they seek
to be healed by Jesus
Love and forgiveness helps others heal
Single, religious cannot be selfish
Look at a mother, father of children —
they get up, sacrifice
Religious in the Church cannot be
limited by their own world —
they must see their vocation
is to love the family of God —
the children of the Church
Religious must seek to be other focused
Living in communities help them grow
out of imperfections of relating to help
lead the body of Christ to greater
Selfishness is not like Jesus
Religious are to be focused on others
A Religious vocation is not being a
spinster — seeking your
A Religious vocation is to give to
the Church our lives for
the children of the Church
God wants these religious vocations
in the Church
In sunny weather — hot and humid —
we love God
Jesus is our focus
In cold weather we love Jesus
We don't change like a weather-
vane — we are solid
ROOTED IN GOD
Sing: Dwelling Place
Life is learning to love God
Life is learning to love one another
Learning to love —
Showing faces of love —
God wants our faces reflecting
love inside —
a smiling heart —
eyes of joy for knowing
Wounded people — very wounded
can be VERY CLOSED
Blame others for what is
going on inside of them
Little children test the icy surface
of the earth — they learn to
love — they learn obedience —
they learn trust and hope
We are wounded in relationships —
We have cousins, sisters and brothers
in real life, in the members
of the body of Christ —
in our families,
Religious are to help unite
the members in the Church
through their love
Little children are learning
The world, the television is teaching
them many times
"being out for one-self"
"focus on the body"
Children are confused
Priests are dwindling
We need a strong Church —
Spreading the Priestly Newsletter —
the voice of the Good Shepherd
Love — not fear
The Blue Books are the Mighty -
God gives us the beauty of the
we walk as wanderers until
we know Him
Jesus is the perfect Son of God
The Sacred Heart is perfect
Mary has the Immaculate Heart
for the poor banished
children of Adam and Eve
We may smile outside and cry
Mary appeared to me crying out
about her children
A wounded, prideful person keeps
Genesis 1: 26-27
God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.'
God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.
Genesis Chapter 3
Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, 'Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?' The woman answered the snake, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." ' Then the snake said to the woman, 'No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.' The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths.
The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. But Yahweh God called to the man. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I heard the sound of you in the garden,' he replied. 'I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.' 'Who told you that you were naked?' he asked. 'Have you been eating from the tree I forbade you to eat?' The man replied, 'It was the woman you put with me; she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.' Then Yahweh God said to the woman, 'Why did you do that?' The woman replied, 'The snake tempted me and I ate.'
Then Yahweh God said to the snake, 'Because you have done this,
Accursed be you
of all animals wild and tame!
On your belly you will go
and on dust you will feed
as long as you live.
I shall put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
it will bruise your head
and you will strike its heel.'
To the woman he said:
I shall give you intense pain
you will give birth to your children
Your yearning will be for your husband,
and he will dominate you.
To the man he said, 'Because you listened to the voice of your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat,
Accursed be the soil because of you!
Painfully will you get your food from it
as long as you live.
It will yield you brambles and thistles,
as you eat the produce of the land.
By the sweat of your face
will you earn you food,
until you return to the ground,
as you were taken from it.
For dust you are
and to dust you shall return.
The man named his wife 'Eve' because she was the mother of all those who live. Yahweh God made tunics of skins for the man and his wife and clothed them. Then Yahweh God said, 'Now that the man has become like one of us in knowing good from evil, he must not be allowed to reach out his hand and pick from the tree of life too, and eat and live for ever!' So Yahweh God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he had been taken. He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the great winged creatures and the fiery flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Revelation Chapter 12
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.
And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had led all the world astray, was hurled down to the earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, 'Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life. So let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, disaster is coming-- because the devil has gone down to you in a rage, knowing that he has little time left.'
As soon as the dragon found himself hurled down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a pair of the great eagle's wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a time, two times and half a time. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away in the current, but the earth came to her rescue; it opened its mouth and swallowed the river spewed from the dragon's mouth. Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God's commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus.
Revelation 19: 1-10
After this I heard what seemed to be the great sound of a huge crowd in heaven, singing, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and power to our God! He judges fairly, he punishes justly, and he has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her prostitution; he has avenged the blood of his servants which she shed.’ And again they sang, ‘Alleluia! The smoke of her will rise for ever and ever.’ Then the twenty–four elders and the four living creatures threw themselves down and worshipped God seated on his throne, and they cried, ‘Amen, Alleluia.’
Then a voice came from the throne; it said, ‘Praise our God, you servants of his and those who fear him, small and great alike.’ And I heard what seemed to be the voices of a huge crowd, like the sound of the ocean or the great roar of thunder, answering, ‘Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.’ The angel said, ‘Write this, "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb," ’ and he added, ‘These words of God are true.’ Then I knelt at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘Never do that: I am your fellow–servant and the fellow–servant of all your brothers who have in themselves the witness of Jesus. God alone you must worship.’ The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
John 19: 25-27
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
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)
August 1, 1994
Pray For The Success Of The Priestly Newsletter - Shepherds of Christ
Messenger: The following is the first official message I received before the statue of Mary at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. It is a personal message for Father Carter.
Mary: (in front of the glowing statue of Our Lady of Sorrows) I am the Immaculate Heart. My Heart is glowing for love of all my beloved children. I am your most loving Mother. I am with you this day. Pray for the success of the priestly newsletter Shepherds of Christ. I am guarding your way. You will receive such graces to accomplish this task! Grace from God is so abundantly bestowed on you and will lead to the success of this endeavor! Pray for this cause at the Center. The priests will lead the people to the love of My beloved Son. This is no little task. It will take many prayers and graces. Pray hard, little one. Your prayers will change many hearts.
I am Mary, your Immaculate Mother. I bring this message to My beloved priest-son.
end of August 1, 1994 message
October 13, 1994
The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ
"I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:
'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...
'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.
'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'
"Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.
"As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."
- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.
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:
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.
For the Pope.
For all bishops of the world.
For all priests.
For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
For all members of the Catholic Church.
For all members of the human family.
For all souls in purgatory.
end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message
Flowers are so beautiful —
See a field of flowers —
white, daisies, mom and her
children - smiling —
We need to spread the Blue Books,
the daily writings —
But mostly the Priestly Newsletter
The Eucharist is the Medicine
The Blue Books are the
Great books published by Fr. John J. Pasquini
under Shepherds of Christ Publications
by Fr. John J. Pasquini
The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J.
Pasquini is to
help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life.
Apostolic Nuncio –
Archbishop – Philippines
With Authenticity, much is gained in
prayer, and much is accomplished
through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.
Monsignor – Malaysia
I found the book, Authenticity, of Fr.
Pasquini really good and thought to get
copies for some of our priests. May I place an order of 20 copies of this book.
Bishop – Argentina
I received for the second time your letter.
The first time it was accompanied
with the yellow book Authenticity, which I read during the last month of
September (with prayers and meditations). I found it very convenient for priests.
It did me a lot of good, thanks God.
Bishop – Arlington - USA
I thank you for the copy of
which was written by Fr. John J. Pasquini.
I look forward to using this book of Prayer and I appreciate your thoughtfulness
in sending it to me.
Bishop – Ethiopia
The book entitled, Authenticity, Prayers
and Meditations by
Fr. John J. Pasquini is an invaluable source of inspiration for all circumstances of life.
Monsignor – Apostolic Nuncio – Taiwan
I wish to thank you for forwarding this good
book, Authenticity, which will help the
priests and others to have an intimate communion with the Blessed Trinity.
Bishop – South Africa
I received your book Authenticity with prayers
and meditations for all circumstances
in our spiritual lives. Thank you sincerely for trying to make people devout. I also
thank your society for distributing these books for use by those who try and live spiritual lives.
In Imitation of Two Heartsby Fr. John J. Pasquini
In Imitation of Two Hearts - Prayers for Consolation, Renewal
Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul
to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts
- the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini - help the person suffering to know
more deeply the Pascal mystery of death/resurrection.
President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care - Cardinal - Vatican City
Your publication, In Imitation of Two
Hearts, will be well used by Pastors to bring consolation
to the suffering Brothers and Sisters, I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you my
sentiments of high esteem.
Apostolic Nuncio – Belgium
Many thanks for your kind letter with the
useful information and for the consoling book,
In Imitation of Two Hearts.
Monsignor – Uganda
Thank you for the powerful book of prayer
published by Fr. John J. Pasquini
In Imitation of Two Hearts.
Archbishop – USA
I wish to express my gratitude to you for your
kindness in sending me a copy of a special gift of
prayers from the book: In Imitation of Two Hearts by Fr. John J. Pasquini. I will look at these
very carefully and I thank you for them.
Bishop – USA
I thank you for the copy of
In Imitation of
Two Hearts, which was written by Fr. John J. Pasquini.
I look forward to using this book of prayers and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me.
Cardinal – Japan
Thank you for your kind gift of Christmas
season In Imitation of Two Hearts. Hope this small book
will reach to many people in this time of suffering.
Light, Happiness and Peace by Fr. John J. Pasquini
The purple book Light, Happiness and Peace
by Fr. John
J. Pasquini is
a gift and a very strong companion to the prayers Authenticity a book
of prayers by Fr. John.
This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into
the spiritual life —
an awakening of deeper life IN HIM.
Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book.
Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City
I am sure that this book,
and Peace through a discussion on traditional
Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.
Bishop – India
Thank you for the book Light, Happiness and
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.
Prefetto – Vatican City
Received the copy of Light, Happiness and
Peace, Journeying Through Traditional Catholic
Spirituality, by Fr. John J. Pasquini, 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.
Patriarch of Egypt
Many thanks for the rich and precious book Light, Happiness and Peace.
Archbishop – Uganda
With many thanks, I acknowledge receipt of the
special book Light, Happiness and Peace, on the spiritual
life by Fr. John Pasquini. Your wonderful work to spread devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is commendable.
Archbishop – Sri Lanka
I am very grateful to you for sending me the
special book on the Spiritual life, Light, Happiness and
Peace by Fr. John Pasquini – which was a sequel to the Authenticity book you sent me last August.
I am pleased to note that the focus in both those works is on the power of the Eucharist
and on devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
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Hebrews 11: 1-40
Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of realities that are unseen. It is for their faith that our ancestors are acknowledged.
It is by faith that we understand that the ages were created by a word from God, so that from the invisible the visible world came to be.
It was because of his faith that Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain, and for that he was acknowledged as upright when God himself made acknowledgement of his offerings. Though he is dead, he still speaks by faith.
It was because of his faith that Enoch was taken up and did not experience death: he was no more, because God took him; because before his assumption he was acknowledged to have pleased God. Now it is impossible to please God without faith, since anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and rewards those who seek him.
It was through his faith that Noah, when he had been warned by God of something that had never been seen before, took care to build an ark to save his family. His faith was a judgement on the world, and he was able to claim the uprightness which comes from faith.
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set out for a country that was the inheritance given to him and his descendants, and that he set out without knowing where he was going. By faith he sojourned in the Promised Land as though it were not his, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. He looked forward to the well-founded city, designed and built by God.
It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being past the age, was made able to conceive, because she believed that he who had made the promise was faithful to it.
Because of this, there came from one man, and one who already had the mark of death on him, descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore which cannot be counted.
All these died in faith, before receiving any of the things that had been promised, but they saw them in the far distance and welcomed them, recognising that they were only strangers and nomads on earth. People who use such terms about themselves make it quite plain that they are in search of a homeland. If they had meant the country they came from, they would have had the opportunity to return to it; but in fact they were longing for a better homeland, their heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, since he has founded the city for them.
It was by faith that Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He offered to sacrifice his only son even though he had yet to receive what had been promised, and he had been told: Isaac is the one through whom your name will be carried on. He was confident that God had the power even to raise the dead; and so, figuratively speaking, he was given back Isaac from the dead.
It was by faith that this same Isaac gave his blessing to Jacob and Esau for the still distant future. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, bowed in reverence, as he leant on his staff. It was by faith that, when he was about to die, Joseph mentioned the Exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions about his own remains.
It was by faith that Moses, when he was born, was kept hidden by his parents for three months; because they saw that he was a fine child; they were not afraid of the royal edict. It was by faith that, when he was grown up, Moses refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter and chose to be ill-treated in company with God's people rather than to enjoy the transitory pleasures of sin. He considered that the humiliations offered to the Anointed were something more precious than all the treasures of Egypt, because he had his eyes fixed on the reward. It was by faith that he left Egypt without fear of the king's anger; he held to his purpose like someone who could see the Invisible. It was by faith that he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood to prevent the Destroyer from touching any of their first-born sons. It was by faith they crossed the Red Sea as easily as dry land, while the Egyptians, trying to do the same, were drowned.
It was through faith that the walls of Jericho fell down when the people had marched round them for seven days. It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute welcomed the spies and so was not killed with the unbelievers.
What more shall I say? There is not time for me to give an account of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, or of David, Samuel and the prophets. These were men who through faith conquered kingdoms, did what was upright and earned the promises. They could keep a lion's mouth shut, put out blazing fires and emerge unscathed from battle. They were weak people who were given strength to be brave in war and drive back foreign invaders. Some returned to their wives from the dead by resurrection; and others submitted to torture, refusing release so that they would rise again to a better life. Some had to bear being pilloried and flogged, or even chained up in prison. They were stoned, or sawn in half, or killed by the sword; they were homeless, and wore only the skins of sheep and goats; they were in want and hardship, and maltreated. They were too good for the world and they wandered in deserts and mountains and in caves and ravines. These all won acknowledgment through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had made provision for us to have something better, and they were not to reach perfection except with us.
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