Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

August 12, 2016

August 13th Holy Spirit Novena
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Day 8 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
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                August 12, 2016

                R. God gave us the sign of
                    the Rainbow in Clearwater.


  Genesis 9: 8-17

    God spoke as follows to Noah and his sons, ‘I am now establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants to come, and with every living creature that was with you: birds, cattle and every wild animal with you; everything that came out of the ark, every living thing on earth. And I shall maintain my covenant with you: that never again shall all living things be destroyed by the waters of a flood, nor shall there ever again be a flood to devastate the earth.’ 

    ‘And this’, God said, ‘is the sign of the covenant which I now make between myself and you and every living creature with you for all ages to come: I now set my bow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I shall recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature, in a word all living things, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all living things. When the bow is in the clouds I shall see it and call to mind the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth, that is, all living things.’ 

    ‘That’, God told Noah, ‘is the sign of the covenant I have established between myself and all living things on earth.’


Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as a symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your companion in this most important work. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor! Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a movement created by your Son as a powerful instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.


                R. Love is a decision

                We must pray for the grace to love.

                Fr. Carter told me

                "Rita God has given you a lot of grace
                    to love Him so much, thank God
                    for giving you this grace."

                We need to love God because God
                    commands us to love Him with
                    our whole heart, our whole soul,
                    our whole being and to love
                    our neighbor as ourselves –

                God is love –

                God commands us to love –

                In the Blue Books – Letters of God's
                    love for us – Jesus tells us over
                    and over again how He loves

                Why would people not believe in the
                    devil when there is so much
                    hatred in many men's hearts
                    when God has commanded we love.

                We have a free will to love or to not love –

                We have a free will to obey the commandments
                    of God.

                Reality is, there is a heaven, there is
                    a hell –

                God allows us to freely choose –
                    we have a free will.

                What makes a man deny even the
                    existence of hell?

                To fail to recognize there are consequences
                    for our actions.

                There is a God and He will justly
                    judge us and how we loved,
                    how we obeyed the commandments
                    He gave us.

                What would make a man who is so loved
                    by God – to give us life – to give
                    us all the gifts He gives us –
                    What would make a man –
                    reject the love God is given to him –

                We can go to heaven or to hell for all
                    eternity –

                What happens when a man is so
                    misinformed he does not
                    recognize that there are
                    everlasting consequences
                    for his actions –

                What is reality –

                God has created us –

                God has commanded us to love –

                God loves us so much –

                We see in the Blue Books - how much
                    Jesus loves us –

                Man has a free will to accept the
                    love God is giving to him –
                    to be obedient to God and
                    to live by His commands –

                What happens in the interior, secret
                    life of the man?

                We can look at a person and they can
                    say one thing and inside they are
                    true to their word and living in
                    love as God has commanded.

                We can look at another person and
                    inside they are twisted – not
                    true to their word and
                    in that twisted world within
                    not loving, but dark, hateful of their
                    brother – ready to fight – ready to
                    hurt others – denying what they
                    do that is hateful and refusing to
                    recognize that there are consequences
                    for ugly actions they do - here on
                    earth and consequences will follow
                    if they fail to settle their verbose
                    behavior with God.

                A person can be true and loving and
                    live by the rules of God –

                But what makes a person let so much
                    darkness rule their heart that
                    they opposed the commandment
                    of God to love Him and others
                    and ourselves and live a life
                    of deception –

                The devil wants people to think there
                    really isn't a place like hell
                    for those who mortally offend
                    God and others and fail to
                    try to restore the relationship
                    with God and others admitting their sins
                    and asking for forgiveness and making
                    reparation for their sins.

                Jesus showed us by His death on the cross that
                    man needed to be reconciled
                    to God because of his sin, the sin
                    of Adam and Eve.

                Jesus took flesh, Jesus, the Son of God
                    and gave Himself as a sacrifice
                    to pay for our sins.

                When a man denies the truth about
                    how he has hated and does
                    not seek to be forgiven by
                    God, refuses to admit the evil
                    he has done and restore his
                    relationship with God and others –
                    he can live in an inner hell
                    because he chooses to not love but
                    chooses to hate and hurt others.

                God is love – Why would anyone reject
                    the commandments of the Creator to love –

                Why would anyone want to rebel against
                    God who created them?

                Why did Eve listen to the devil - and
                    give into pride to try to be equal
                    to God when God was so good
                    in giving them gifts –

                Denying love is an inner hell –

                God made us in His image and likeness –

                God made us to love –

                God is absolute truth –

                He made us to live in the truth –

                In baptism He gives us a sharing in
                    His life –
                    The Father, Son and Holy Spirit live in the
                    graced baptized soul –
                    The Spirit of Truth dwells in us –

                Why would we rebel against God and
                    live in hatred and denial of
                    the truth?

                Why does man sin?

                Why did Eve sin?

                Because she put herself first!!   

                She wanted to be equal to God!

                Saints feared God, but they did
                    not deny hell –

                The devil comes with lies and tempts
                    the person with pride –
                    the devil brings darkness –
                    the devil is hate –

                God commands us to love –

                We were created to love –

                We were created to be more and more in
                    the image of Jesus –

                Jesus paid a big price for us –

                Jesus is our Savior –

                In justice we are to give to God
                    what is His due –

                God loved us into existence –

                We in justice are to love God with our
                    whole heart, our whole soul, our
                    whole being –

                It is God's command

                It is God's will we have a
                    loving relationship with Him
                    and we put Him first –

                But we have a free will –

                God does not force us to love
                    Him –

                He wants us to see ourselves under Him –

                He wants us obedient to Him –

                He wants a relationship with Him and
                    when we offend Him by sins and
                    hurt our relationship with Him
                    to go to Him and to ask to be
                    forgiven – to ask to restore our
                    relationship with Him –

                Denying the truth about love –
                    being hateful, rejecting God's
                    will for us is an inner hell and
                    it comes out in men's actions –
                    how they treat others in relationships
                    when they hate and do not love.

                Denying God and hurting others and
                    not trying to admit the truth
                    about it –
                    wounds the heart inside and
                    the heart needs to be healed –

                Denying one's hateful actions and not
                    taking responsibility for the
                    consequences of one's hateful actions
                    can bring an inner hell to the
                    hateful person –

                It is in opposition to God's rule
                    to love –

                God wants us to be creature formed
                    more and more in His image and
                    likeness –

                When a person is wounded inside
                    physically they must be
                    healed or the wound continues
                    to plight them.

                What of a person that continues wounding
                    their own heart with living
                    in hate and not making
                    recompense for their hateful
                    ways –

                They live in a self-made hell –
                A hell of their own making
                living in darkness –

                Relationships must be based on truth
                    and trust –

                A person who lives in hate becomes
                    angrier and angrier inside for
                    not telling the truth and rejecting
                    God, rejecting His love for them,
                    rejecting what God created them
                    for –

                God gives us love –

                He loved us into existence and
                we can flatly reject God's love –

                God is the ultimate goal of any man
                    to seek happiness –

                To reject God's love in sin brings darkness
                    and despair –

                Our life is to be lived seeking
                    relationship with God –
                    and God is love –

                Mary came and appeared and told me
                    over and over again
                    souls are going to hell like rain –

                Mary appeared at Fatima and gave
                    this message –
                    She showed 3 little children
                        hell –               

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

July 13, 1917

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

 11. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.


                From Fatima Peace Plan — Tan Books p.4-5. 

July 13, 1917


    "During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great public miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

    As she spoke these words, Our Lady stretched out her hands, and bright rays came forth which seemed to penetrate into the earth. All at once the ground vanished, and the children found themselves standing on the brink of a sea of fire. As they peered into this dreadful place, the terrified youngsters saw huge numbers of devils and damned souls. The devils resembled hideous black animals, each filling the air with despairing shrieks. The damned souls were in their human bodies and seemed to be brown in color, tumbling about constantly in the flames and screaming with terror. All were on fire within and without their bodies, and neither devils nor damned souls seemed able to control their movements. They were tossing about in the flames like fiery coals in a furnace. There was never an instant's peace or freedom from pain.

    Looking with compassion at the pale and trembling little ones, the vision spoke to them: "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace."

                        end of excerpt 


                R. Why do souls go to hell?

                The devil wants souls to hate –

                The devil hates souls loving God or
                    having relationship with God –
                    knowing His love!

                We need to live and know God's
                    love –

                God gives us love and with our
                    free will we can reject
                    God's love!

                The devil wants this –

                The devil hates the Blue Books –

                He doesn't want people to read
                    God's love letters to them
                    and know more and more how
                    God loves us –

                We can reject God's love for us
                    and be disloyal to God and
                    betray His love for us –

                When we die our life will be over
                    and we will be judged on how
                    we loved – 

                The devil is hate –

                The devil is the father of lies


Matthew 4: 1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the desert to be put to the test by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was hungry, and the tester came and said to him, ‘If you are Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves.’ But he replied, ‘Scripture says: 

    Human beings live not on bread alone 
    but on every word 
        that comes from the mouth of God.’ 

The devil then took him to the holy city and set him on the parapet of the Temple. ‘If you are Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down; for scripture says: 

    He has given his angels orders about you, 
and they will carry you in their arms 
    in case you trip over a stone.’ 

Jesus said to him, ‘Scripture also says: 

    Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ 

Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all these, if you fall at my feet and do me homage.’ Then Jesus replied, ‘Away with you, Satan! For scripture says: 

    The Lord your God is the one 
        to whom you must do homage, 
    him alone you must serve.’ 

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels appeared and looked after him.


                R. What a loss –
                    turning away from God and
                    rejecting His love for us –

                We can reject God and His love for
                    us – His desire for us to come
                    and have sorrow for our sin –
                    And we can reject His forgiveness
                    and mercy –

                We cannot be happy without God –

                Our interior life can be a life of
                    love and light and joy united to God –

                Or it can be a life of hell and anger
                    and hatred – refusing to accept God's
                    love for us – refusing to
                    ask for forgiveness for our
                    sins –
                    seeking conversion –

                We have a free will –

                The soul was made for love –
                    to know God, to love God, to
                    have relationship with God               

                Heaven is for lovers

                Mary appeared in Clearwater to
                    help to circulate the Blue Books,
                    letters of God's love –

                Heaven is eternal happiness –

                Hell is eternal suicide

                Not accepting God's love for
                    us and wanting to grow
                    in it, is hating ourselves!

                We are free to love or not to love –

                Two men looked out prison bars –
                    one saw mud, the other stars





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Rita Ring
Mass Book
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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  Mass Book, by Rita Ring: Many of the entries in the Priestly Newsletter Volume II from a spiritual journal came from this book. These entries
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Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
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The Building of the Two Hearts

1. A gentleman from Florida called and said since he got the Fatima Statue with glass his life has been transformed.

2. After using the Jesus water, pain and non-movement (for 3 years) in my fingers was healed instantly. Now fingers are cracking and working and no pain. Has taken x-rays.

3. Ruptured ACL Ligament and PCL ligament left leg (knee) and damaged meniscus. 3-4 weeks excruciating pain. MRI showed damaged ligaments - went to do surgery and scopes revealed no damage other than meniscus injury. Day before surgery we came here to pray for healing. Wife anointed knee with Jesus water. Were told prior to surgery that would be out of work 3-6 months and surgery would be 4 hours. Surgery was only 40 minutes and recovery time is 1-2 weeks. 

4. My best friend (a couple) was granted a son, which now is my godson. They've been married for a long time but never had a child until they both came to see the Virgin Mary's image. 

5. I just wanted to tell you we have had so many prayers answered most especially since we have had the image statue in our home a few months ago. Prayers being miraculously answered for our children & grandchildren, our daughter's heart has literally almost healed ... she is also pregnant and that is also a miracle that she carried the baby this far, she is so thankful and also her cardiologist can't figure out how she is doing so well, and even agreed with her it must be prayers being said for her. He also told her in her 4th month to abort the baby, maybe he will have a conversion, we hope. Others in my family have changed since we got the statue. They are more understanding and patient and love being a Catholic more than ever before ...We thank Jesus, Mary, Rita and you all. Praise all of heaven. We are also so eager to have many more prayers answered. We are giving our married children a 10 inch statue each for their homes and red prayer manual if they would also like to say the prayers if they so choose to. The statue we know will help them with many graces as they pray before it as it has helped us in our home and lives. Love you all. 

6. My mother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in April 2005. She received the Jesus water of Clearwater that my brother brought to El Salvador. She was treated at Instituto Salvadoreno del Segino Social. She was expected to live 3-6 months. She lived well for 2 years. Now she rests in peace with Lord Jesus and Virgin Mary. She died of Pneumonia March 21, 2007.

7. The CAT scan showed a dark spot and they thought they would have to remove my right kidney. My family went to the Blessed Mother and asked for prayers and help. They also got the healing water. Well all our prayers were answered. There was no cancer or tumor. Thanks for all your prayers and help, and thanks to the Lord above. 

8. Knees were injured from motorcycle accident July/August 2006. His mom got the water in Florida right after the accident and took it to him and he used it every day and now his knees are completely healed. He knows Jesus water did it.

9. Suspected blood clot. Pain in leg with swelling. Jesus water was used and pain went away and swelling.

10. A man from South Carolina came to thank Jesus and Mary for his healing. His brother sent him Jesus' water when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Three doctors told him there was nothing they could do for him. He started using Jesus' water and started feeling better (He could hardly walk, he was using a wheelchair a lot). He went back to the doctor and tests showed no more cancer — gone! The doctor told him he never saw this happen before. He is around 70 years old and walks and feels normal. 

11. A lady from Egypt wrote asking St. Mary for a baby for 3 years. She helped me and now I have a little daughter. Her name is Mariam after St. Mary name by my language. Thank God and Thank St. Mary. She always remembers me. - Egypt 

12. This woman filled out a healing form at the site. I am so blessed by the Blessed Mother that she has been there for me on more than several occasions. She performed a miracle on all occasions, one in particular was cancer of the right leg. The doctors wanted to cut my leg off the cancer was in the bone. When I returned to New York and went to a plastic surgeon he saw the cat scan and said my chances weren't good. When he did the surgery the cancer was not in the bone. It was superficial. 

13. A year ago he went to Orlando for a test on his prostate. It was positive. He came here in May and got some Jesus water out of the trough. He went back to the doctor and he was healed. - Venezuela 

14. Infertility. Conceived and gave birth exactly 9 months after our first visit to Clearwater in August 2000. Our son was born exactly 9 months after our visit (May 20, 2001). I've had surgeries on both ovaries in 1998 and had very little chance of conceiving. Mother Mary gave us our blessing and wish.

15. Peter was operated on for cancer he had for 10 years on his leg and because the wound was so big, they had to take some skin from another part of his leg to be able to fix it but it did split. So Monday the doctor said that another surgery was needed but thanks to Jesus water on Wednesday on that same week he was healed. - Argentina  

16. Cancer of the lungs. A friend of ours who we visit from Canada. He told us of his illness and we came and prayed at the Virgin Mary's appearance on March 28, 2006. He had Jesus' water put on him the night before his surgery. His surgery was on March 31 and the cancer was gone. Thank you for your blessings. 

17. Lower back muscle strain. After straining my back I used the Jesus water before using pain crème. After putting on the water I no longer needed the crème. The strain was gone. 

18. Pregnancy. I could not become pregnant. I came here to ask Mary to extend her hands on me, to be able to have a child. The miracle happened. I did not know that other women had become pregnant by asking Mary. My son is 3 years old. I am convinced that he is called to be special in his life, he has a mission. When she went to see the doctor, specialists, they said forget it, she couldn't have a baby, and she went to many different ones. Came here to pray and became pregnant. All the doctors never understood what had happened. They said he is a miracle child.

19. Pregnancy. Became pregnant of twin girls after we prayed in 2005 and even have a statue of the Virgin Mary in our yard. After 15 years of concubinage Virgin Mary finally blessed us. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Jesus water was used to help conceive.

20. A woman came in today from New York and said she was here last March (2005) and got the Jesus water. Her cousin who was very healthy and had just retired at age 60 suffered a massive stroke. He was taken to the best neurological hospital in New York and the doctors said he had no chance of recovery. He had a blood clot at the base of his brain stem. He was in intensive care and the woman with the other family members were visiting him and she put Jesus water on him and they prayed over him, while he was laying in bed in a fetal position unable to talk was paralyzed. After she had left (only 30 minutes of visitation in Intensive Care) the woman received a call from her cousin's wife saying the man had sat up in bed after they left and was miraculously healed. He is back at home now. The doctors came in and said this was a miracle. This was 2 months ago.

21. Dermatomyositis (a form of Muscular Dystrophy). I was given 6 months to live. I was really depressed ready to give up when, while being in town for my girlfriends niece's Christmas Party. I heard it on the news. (December 17, 1996) Decided why not let's go, when I got here I was not expecting to see what I saw. I couldn't believe what I saw. Within an hour I put the cane down, slowly but surely got better enough where I wasn't paralyzed or dead. Thank you Jesus and Mary.

22. Newborn very sick - 2 lbs. My mother came to visit me. We used to live in the post apartments by Target. I brought my Mother to the Virgin Mary Building in Clearwater and she prayed for my niece, who was in Guatemala. When my Mother returned to Guatemala she took the picture of Virgin Mary and put it in my niece's room. When my niece was born, she needed a tube feeding. She couldn't eat on her own. She was very thin and very sick. Many people told my sister and my mother (including the doctors) that my niece was so sick that she probably would died. Thank to our Lady Virgin Mary, my niece is a healthy gifted 9 year old girl. - Guatemala - Healing was at 6 months old.

23. My daughter was told she had thyroid cancer, after having one side of the thyroid removed they found the cancer was gone. This had to be due to Mary and Jesus Water and her belief in the Mother and Son. 

24. Virus. He was in Egypt. His relatives came to the site and asked for prayers for healing for him. That same day they were here he was completely healed of his Liver virus. He is a physician. 

25. After waiting about 8 months for the baby to get bigger for the surgery, the doctor checked him and couldn't believe it, but she said, "It just fixed itself." He was 4 months premature and this surgery would have lowered his sperm count significantly and its already been lowered by a double inguinal hernia surgery.

26. Burst tube with unexpected pregnancy. Was internal bleeding. Doctor told was miracle, surviving from this kind of operation. She (the mother) had come to the site and prayed to God if this Image (Our Lady of Clearwater) was from God to grant her a miracle. Her daughter who was in Lithuania at the time was in the hospital and the above miracle happened during the 2 hours the mother was praying at the site. 

27. Heart failure. He was not breathing. Jesus water was poured on him while praying. He started breathing again.

28. Flu. Both sitting in car, praying rosary both sick of flu. He very sick, not getting better. Both used the water, felt pain leave body, didn't say anything, but after few minutes he said "I feel pain is gone." They drove back to tell us that they were healed.

29. Severe back pain. Have a bad back from laying brick for years and sometimes I bend over and the pain is severe and it takes at least 3 or 4 or more weeks for it to go away. I put Jesus water on it and it went away in 2 days. Alleluia. 

30. I must admit that some days I forget to wash in the water. But I have felt the same feeling once again a few days ago as I did on March 2nd, the first time I applied it to my knees. On the movie that you took, I am walking on the beach without a cane. I don't know if you noticed. I didn't use the cane yesterday, and I have no pain. I'm still slow at climbing the stairs, but I'm seeing a tremendous improvement. I'll keep a journal, and continue updating you I pray a lot, as I'm applying the medicine. Part of my prayer is "If it be your will." Thank you. I'll be in touch soon.



Responses to Cycle B Homily Book
from the Hierarchy and the priests

35. Priest - Thank you for the book Guiding Light, homilies by Father Joseph Robinson. We appreciate your thinking of us here where we work hard at perfecting homilies. Father Joseph's homilies are informative, interesting and at some points even entertaining. We particularly appreciate your dedication to priests and your prayers for priests. Thank you for including us in your prayers. Please join us in praying that our seminarians will grow in holiness as they prepare for priesthood. Many blessings on your ministry. 

34. Cardinal - May the Risen Lord bless you all and grant you His peace, joy and love.

33. Priest - Pax! Thank you very much for the wonderful book of homilies by your brother Fr. Joe Robinson, which I enjoy. It got lost in the U.S. Postage and I only received it a couple of weeks ago. It is very kind of you and all those involved with the Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and it helps to give us food for thought in preparation for proclaiming the Word that saves. I especially appreciate the promise of your prayers for us priests. May the Lord keep the Father's children humble and pure until we meet Him in Heaven. A holy and fruitful Lent to you all. Gratefully yours in Christ.

32. Dear Fr. Joe, Thank you for the truly awesome book, "Guiding Light". I have ordered the others that are in print that I don't have yet from Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

31. Dear Fr. Joe, Thank you for guiding Light Cycle B.

30. Priest - Thank you for your Easter card and your prayers for priest. I greatly appreciate it. May the Lord bless and prosper the work of your hands!

29. Bishop -  Greetings in Christ! Thank you for the letter and collection of homilies of Fr. Joe Robinson entitled Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word. Thank you also for thoughtful remembrance of me. May the joy of Christ remain with you always! With kind regards and prayerful best wishes.

28. Bishop - Thank you for your Easter greeting. I'm very grateful for your prayers. There are difficulties here in the Archdiocese and prayer is the only way through them all. May the Lord bless you abundantly during these final days of Lent.

27. Priest - Thanks for the card and prayers! God bless all your ministries. Pax!

26. Priest - Happy Easter and much thanks for your prayers for priests. We certainly need them.

25. Priest - Joyous Easter Blessings.

24. Priest - Happy Easter to all of you and your great ministry of evangelization. Wishing all of you true joy as we celebrate the Resurrection.

23. Priest - Thank you for your beautiful Easter greetings, but most of all for the wonderful gift of your support and prayer. You have no idea how comforting it is to know you are praying for me. Peace and Prayers always. You are all in my prayers this holy season.

22. Bishop - Thank you for your Easter greetings and for your promise of prayers. I wish all of you a blessed Easter. God bless you.

21. Priest - Thank you for sending me a copy of "Guiding Light". I will look forward to reading some of Fr. Robinson's homilies. Blessings and peace in your continued efforts to proclaim God's Good News.

20. Priest - Thank you for the book and all of the prayers - we priests truly need them more than ever! God's blessings on you and on the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. PAX.

19. Cardinal - With my cordial best wishes for Easter.

18. Priest - Thank you for your Easter greetings and prayer folder. Will remember all of you in my Easter Mass. Peace!

17. Bishop - With gratitude.

16. Priest - Thank you kindly for the Easter greeting and prayers. Blessings of peace and joy of the Easter Season to you and your Ministries!

15. Msgr. - You shall be specially remembered during Easter Season and in special prayers. Lot of thanks for the Book.

14. I am an Apostle for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I go to Eucharistic chapel twice a week Tuesday and Friday, daily Mass and communion too. God bless, I am 95 years old.

13. Priest - Thank you for your prayerful support of priests. I am grateful for the prayer pamphlets you often send. God's abundant blessings on your ministry. Happy Easter.

12. Many thanks for sharing the homilies of Fr. Joe Robinson (Guiding Light) with me. I will certainly share the contents of this excellent book with board members and our spiritual director. Fr. Joe excellent way of bringing out the life and teaching of Christ is very rewarding and I will be talking about it for many years. Please for our Apostolate and family members.

11. Priest - Thanks for the book and most especially for your prayers. God bless you.

10. Priest - Thank you so very much for the gift of Fr. Robinson's book - Guiding Light. Enclosed is a small donation for your ministry. God bless.

9. Priest - Thanks - I always enjoy your books.

8. Priest - Thank you for the book by Fr. Joe. Keep up your great work.

7. Priest -  I am so thankful to you for providing me with the marvelous sermons of Fr. Joe Robinson. Merry Christmas.

6. Priest -  Thank you for Fr. Joe's reflections on the Word. I can use all the help I can get. I also thank you for the prayers you offer in behalf of priests. You give me a light on a rainy day. May God continue to nourish your ministry.

5. Priest -  Thank you very much for the "Guiding Light" I am retired now I'll use the book for Spiritual Reading. I am enclosing a donation for your good work. In Jesus and Mary

4. Priest -  Thank you very much for your good service and sorry for the delay... May God bless you abundantly with your ministry! 

3. Priest -  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the useful book "Guiding Light, Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson." I can use all the help I can get to prepare my Sunday Homilies. Count on my prayers for you and for your Spiritual family. At the same time, I beg for your prayers on my behalf, asking Our Lord for the holy grace of perseverance in my vocation all the days of my life.

2. Priest -  Dear Rita Ring and Good Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you for your ministries and prayers and for sending the sermons of Fr. Joseph Robinson. May God bless your work.

1. Priest -  I got your books and booklets and I tried founding a prayer group which has stood the test of time until now. During our last meeting, a nun asked me if I still have in possession some of the books of Rita Ring. She read the first two you sent to me and she is asking for more if there were any new copies or editions. These books were highly appreciated for their daily meditations on life!


Bishops and Priests Responses to the Cycle B Book

1. Cardinal - Thank you for the book, Guiding Light, by Fr. Joe Robinson.

2. Bishop - Many thanks for sending me a copy of Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word. Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and information about Shepherds of Christ. I am deeply grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I look forward to reading it! Please be assured of my prayers, and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide everything you do.

3. Bishop - I would like to thank you for the courtesy of sending me the publication Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word, Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson and related materials. I send my prayers to you and your ministry.

4. Bishop - I thank you for your letter and the helpful information you sent me on Shepherds of Christ, and a big thank you for the book that is filled with much helpful information especially as we enter into the Advent season. Thank you for all you do. God's peace.

5. Bishop - Thank you very much for the book entitled, Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word, homilies by Father Joe Robinson, and the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. Your kindness in sending this material to me is greatly appreciated.

6. Bishop - I thank you sincerely for your letter of October 13, 2011, and for sending a complimentary copy of Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word - Homilies by Father Joe Robinson. I look forward to review this work in the near future.

7. Archbishop - This card acknowledges the receipt of your recent correspondence. Your letter has been forwarded to the Archbishop.

8. Bishop - This letter acknowledges receipt of your recent letter and the information you included from Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you for your kindness.

9. Bishop - Thank you for sending me a copy of the Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word, by Father Joe Robinson. Thank you as well for the other enclosures and for the information about the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I appreciate the work that went into their publication and I am please to receive them.

10. Bishop - On behalf of the Bishop, thank you very much for the copy of Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word. Bishop will no doubt appreciate your thoughtfulness in remembering him with this gift. Thanks again!

11. Bishop - I am in receipt of your letter of October 13, 2011, with enclosed materials. Thank you for sending a copy of "Guiding Light", a compilation of homilies from Fr. Joe Robinson. I appreciate the work of Shepherds of Christ Ministries in their support for the life and ministry of priests. Please know that I will join you in prayer for all priests.

12. Bishop - Thank you for your letter of October 13th and for the book, Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word, by Father Joe Robinson. I look forward to perusing your brother's homilies. I am deeply grateful, as well, for the prayer chapters you have established for priests, Church and world, as well as for all of your prayers in Indiana. Your devotion to the spiritual life is exemplary. May our gracious God abundantly bless you and all who serve in the ministry of the Shepherds of Christ.

13. Archbishop - I would like to express my gratitude for the copy of the book, "Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word", Homilies by Father. Joe Robinson; how very thoughtful of you! I look forward to meditating and reading over Father Robinson's homilies. Be assured of my prayers for you and everyone at Shepherds of Christ Publications. May you continue to serve the Lord with love, and may He continue to bless you. Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

14. Bishop - I appreciate you sharing the book, Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word, Fr. Joe Robinson along with other supporting materials. It is good to see the Holy Spirit alive and working in the Universal Church. Assuring you and Shepherds of Christ Ministries of my prayers and best wishes.

15. Archbishop - Thank you most sincerely for your letter of October 13, 2011, together with the enclosed publications. Your thoughtfulness in updating me on the Shepherds of Christ Ministries is deeply appreciated.

16. Bishop - Thank you for your letter and for the enclosed materials and book, Guiding Light: Reflect on the Word. I appreciate you thinking of me and taking the time to send them. Be assured of my prayers for you. May the Lord bless you with His love and mercy.

17. Bishop - I wish to express my gratitude for your letter of October 13, 2011, with the accompanying book of homilies, Guiding Light, by your brother, Father Joe Robinson. I look forward to reading them and benefiting from their spiritual insight. Please know of my continued prayers for the work of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. May God continue to bless your efforts especially on behalf of your service to priests.

18. Priest - Thank you again for your prayers, the book, "Guiding Light" and the work you are doing for the Church. You need people like you who are dedicated and sacrificial. God bless you for such work. Your good example is a great help to me. I work with aged and sick sisters and priests.

19. Priest - Thank you so much for the homily Guide Cycle B - Guiding Light. I deeply appreciate all the great things you do for all the priests.

20. Priest - Thank you for sending me the latest volume of Fr. Joe's homilies (Cycle B). I frequently make use of them when preparing my own Sunday homilies, because they are theologically solid but also very down-to-earth. Incidentally, I recently visited St. Gertrude's Priory (Dominican) in Cincinnati and during the Prayer of the Faithful, one of the friars prayed for Fr. Joe by name. After Vespers I asked why, and was told Fr. Joe was to have surgery the next day. I hope and pray he is well and will be blessed with many more years of happy priestly ministry. God bless you and the Shepherds as well.

21. Priest - Each time I hear from you I get to know you a little better and have a greater appreciation for the wonderful work of the Shepherds of Christ. I want to thank you for the homilies of Fr. Joe for the B Cycle I've recently received. Does your group pray for bishops and deacons? They need prayers too. I'll keep on praying for your group just as you pray for me. It's affirming to know that someone is praying for you.

22. Priest - Thank you for sending me the book "Guiding Light".

23. Priest - Just a short but sincere word of thanks and appreciation for your prayers and the book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson which you recently sent. Please also pray for our work here at the University that we may nurture many vocations for God's Kingdom. May the Lord continue to bless you and your community.

24. Priest - Thank you very much for sending me Homilies Cycle "B". May God bless you with appreciation and prayer.

25. Priest - Thank you for copy of Fr. Joe's Homilies and for your prayers and apostolate. I am a 84 year old priest who still supplies at three Indian Missions. Three Sisters also serve there.

26. Priest - The enclosed check is for the recent copy of "Reflect on the Word". I recently received and to cover the cost of the order I am placing for a priest I know in Tennessee. I enjoy Fr. Joe's homilies and I am still waiting for him to publish funeral homilies. God bless you in your work.




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                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 17 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple
, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.



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