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.

August 16, 2000

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.


Jesus speaks: Please put on the following message given from Mary, May 13, 2000, from China, Indiana.

This message was received live before the exposed Eucharist, May 13, 2000. It was transcribed from a tape.

Excerpt from May 13, 2000 rosary

Messenger: He wants an attitude of gratitude is what He said. And Mary speaks and she says:

Mary speaks: My children, it is indeed a great gift that your God has given to you to know my Son most intimately and to receive the grace to be with Him in the deepest union all through the day, and to thirst after and long for the Eucharist. It is indeed a great grace that He has granted to you, to be His shepherds, shepherds of Jesus, shepherds of Christ.

I love you, my little children. I am Mary, your Mother. The more that you grow in holiness, the more that you are docile and obedient, loving God, the more the Movement will prosper. For it is His Movement and He is telling you what to do. You must listen to Him.

I am Mary, your Mother. Do you want to see the Movement soar? You must listen to Him.

Mary speaks: My dear children, I am Mary, your Mother, and I speak to you of consecration. For you must give your heart to my Son, Jesus, and to my Immaculate Heart.

My children, it is God that you must please. You look at the monetary things and are so focused. But it is the disposition of the heart that He reads. And it is God that you deal with here. The more that you are focused on the incidental things, the things of this earth, the more you will anger Him. For your lack of faith comes through in your fear and indiscretion.

My children, it is by the hand of the Father that my image was painted on the building in Florida and it is by the hand of the Father that you have been able to operate from this building. God speaks to you today on this special day, this anniversary of my appearance at Fatima, for the disposition of many hearts has not been pure. He calls you to holiness to renew the Church and the world and yet you are focused on incidental matters and it is love that He so desires. For you are a sounding gong if you are not working truly in the measures of true love. This is the way that the Father measures the heart. It is not by the money or the men or all that you may think or desire to get ahead. It is in proportion to your holiness that your prayers will be answered. It is not a race to the finish line. It is the heart that is disciplined and most loving of God. For you have been called to a great mission, my children, one to help renew the Church and the world. And it is through your example as leaders and apostles, servants and handmaids that others will be drawn into the Movement and that others will follow. But you must be pure and live as the spouse of our Lord, your God, live as the little children of the Father. For it is to the little children that He reveals so many things. It is not to the haughty and the loud, but to the ones that realize that all things are in His hands. 

And so today, I ask for a day of reparation from all the hearts of all those gathered here for your sins and the sins of all men. For the men of the earth have offended their God, and the gifts that have been given to you have many times not been appreciated.

Out of all the times of the earth and all places, your God has called you for this mission. Do you see me on the building? How it wounds the Heart of my Son when you grumble and complain. And it is not that He wishes that you over do and over work. For this is not His intention.

The way of life given is one of directing those of the earth toward a holier commitment of life in Him. My children, that which is fundamental to all activities is the disposition of the heart, it must be that of love and holiness. It is simple, my children. God is in charge. You are the ones He has called, the shepherds of Christ, to go out to the world as soldiers, whether it be physically or through your prayers, to go out to others and to lay your lives down everyday in your morning offering in love for your fellows.

Unite all of your activities all through the day with one another in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in prayer for the souls. You do not comprehend the seriousness of this mission, nor do you comprehend its intensity. 83 years later, after my apparition at Fatima, your God is angered at the earth. And the sweetness of the souls of humility and love, of dedication and service, pleases Him. The souls that tenderly have the personal union with Jesus as their Spouse, that communicate in loving surrender and tenderness with Jesus Whom they receive in the Eucharist, please your God.

It is devotion. It is adoration. It is love. It is through commitment to the Heart of Jesus, the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, that you will be a shepherd of Christ to lead the strayed ones home to His Heart.

And my children, anger is not a part of this when you do not get your way. And you must come to your God and ask God for forgiveness. You are not true to yourselves when you do not own up to offenses against others and Him.

It is a humble heart that He so desires, one that is pure, that is not haughty. And there will be days in which the devil will press and press and press and press and you may sin, but you must admit the sin and tell your God to help you to continue your journey to the end. For you are weary travelers, ones that have served and given as the martyrs that gave their lives in the end, as my Son Jesus that walked the way to Calvary through persecution, ridicule, beatings and lacerations to His entire body. He was raised on the cross and came forth victorious on the third day. It is truth, my children. It is truth that you must seek within yourselves, not blaming others, but being children of love, dedicated to the service of God, of leading others to the loving Heart of my Son Jesus. This is my Fatima message today to you. It is the message of love, humility, temperance, and devotion to Jesus, your beloved Spouse, the Bridegroom of your soul.

If your intentions veer from this, my children, you will not be rewarded in monetary ways for your grumbling and complaining when God has given to you great gifts. You are here to work individually on greater ways to grow in holiness. For in the end, it is this and this alone that will fill the soul, to be possessed by God for all eternity, to experience Him in the greatest maturity. This takes looking at yourselves today, admitting your faults and coming as children at play to the altar of God to honor, adore, and worship Him.

I am your Mother. You play on the surface of the earth, my children. You are the shepherds of Christ. He has shown you the Light, lifted the veil, asked you to tell others what you have found at the foot of the altar of your God.

Shepherds, go forth! Spread the good news that He is here, He is alive, He is with you, and He loved all souls to His death on the cross.

I am Mary, your Mother. My children, it is purity in your hearts that God desires, not haughtiness, not selfishness, not arrogance and pride, not being over and under, and consumed with your positions, but to be where the Father wills you to be in that moment loving and serving Him in the greatest way possible.

If it is bagging the groceries in the store, it can be a mighty act when it is accomplished in love and the hand of Jesus shines through you as you hand the groceries to the man who comes. It is the light in your eyes. It is the touch in your hand. It is the tone of your voice. It is that you should be Jesus to all those you touch.

I am Mary, your Mother. He is LOVE my children. God is love.

Messenger: The disposition of our hearts must be that of great purity. We can never take for granted that the building is ours because it is only ours if God gives it to us. It does not depend on men or anyone else of this earth. And those that serve in Florida or pray in China, Indiana, must realize that it is pleasing to God that we serve in love, always in love, for God is in charge and we are His servants, the handmaids of the Lord.

(End of Excerpt from May 13, 2000 rosary)

Message given August 16, 1993

Messenger: Dear Jesus, Please come to me and write to me now, I really need to be alone with You and hear Your words, please talk to me.

Jesus speaks: My dear child, put your fear and anxiety aside. You are coming for My truth. I am the Truth. I live in you and you are watered by My words of truth. Deception is very troublesome to you when you live in My truth. On any scale deception is not at all funny. I know you cannot watch a movie anymore, it is not of God. Do not give in to the ways of this world. Feed yourself with only that which is of Me. Turn your entire life over to Me, trust in My ways and make them your own. Read and reread each letter, go back to your old letters, know them by heart so My words and thinking will become engraved in you. You must speak from My truth. You must be filled with My wisdom. You must not falter or wonder, but be confident in these words I write to you. My work for you is to speak My truths. You must study them and know all I have taught you. Those are your lessons. All that is not of Me will become so foreign, you will want only to choose My way, but you must teach yourself with My letters. I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE and he who abides in Me will have the light of life. The life I give you is not of this world. It is rooted in My words and My truth. Only I can teach you My truths. This world is so full of error. Unless you keep constant in My teachings by reading My words, you will go astray. My words are the food by which you are nourished and fed. My words are your drink, they are your food, they are your all. You will run and not grow weary, you will fly like an eagle. Joy will abound in your heart and you will know that true joy comes only from Me. All other joy is momentary. My joy is everlasting and full to the brim, You, My child, can have this joy if you stay fixed in My words. Savor them and decipher all their meanings for you, this is your truth, this is your victory over Satanís lies. This is how you will help others to know Me. Your instructions are very clear, My child. STUDY each letter and try to understand all of its contents. They are words meant for you so you can speak these truths to others. It is not by chance you were chosen by Me, My child. You are a teacher, you are convincing in all you believe in. Believe in these letters and memorize My teachings until they flow from you as from your very soul. You must put aside your doubts now. Keep these letters by your side. Your life here will be always put into perspective. You will not get caught up in foolishness, or worry for any reason. I AM HE, I AM here. Your work is clear, study and learn My words so they become engraved in you. Speak of My words to all. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and you are My messenger. I speak the truth to you that you will speak the truth to all. No time to wait, time is so short. Be busy studying My teachings now. Keep them in your purse, underline and read them again and again. These are not just for you, they are teachings of My love for all My children. Each child needs to be told about My love. Reach as many as possible through your speech. I am by your side, giving you what you need. The crooked ways are made straight, the weary are sent away in rest. Your voice will be My tool to reach many. Make yourself like jello. I will form you into what I want you to be. You must remain formless and be molded by Me. I am this close to you, My child. You will take some knocks, but you will be the key to unlock many doors. Use you I will, let all busy things behind. Focus on Me at every moment. This is My desire for you to speak My truth. I will be with you, little one, do not be afraid. I will tell you the way.

Messenger: Oh my Jesus, how You want me to do this I do not know. Show me how it is to come about or put me somewhere and I will now study Your words for me. For He made me humble and taught me His ways, which are the only ways to go. All other ways are not of any account. His way is the way to victory, the cross that leads us to glory, joy and peace in this life and glory and salvation in the world to come. He bound up my foolish ways and taught me His truths. My tongue was made clean, and my heart was full of His love. He cast away my doubts and fears and filled me with the gifts of the Spirit. His light He shined deep into my soul and He washed me in His Blood and I was made ready to do His work, an honor that I do not deserve, but long to fulfill for Him, my God, my All, my Jesus. Him I love and He has bestowed on me a great dignity. With love and respect He clothed me and made my broken heart and soul whole in Him. I am the fortunate one to know this one, true magnificent God. I bow in awe at all His greatness.

I am in awe at His love for us all. In our lowliness and sin He reached out and clothed us with dignity and showered us with His love and we were like the flowers after the rain, blessed by Him in His greatness. We are His children, Alleluia, Alleluia. Praise the Lord. Amen.

(End of Message given August 16, 1993)

Jiffy Sheet: 108 day Novena beginning August 18, 2000 to December 3, 2000

You will need:         1. This sheet
                               2. Holy Spirit Novena Book
                               3. Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

I. Begin by singing, "Come Holy Ghost" (verse 1).

  1. Say, "I want to make a Spiritual Communion."
  2. "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love." (This will unite us in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.)
  3. Cast out Satan: "We cast Satan into the fires of hell, far from us, our families, our Movement, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, the Church and the world in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

Holy Spirit Novena and Rosary Novena Chart

Day: 1 Joyful 2Sorrowful 3Glorious 4 Joyful  5Sorrowful 6Glorious  7 Joyful 8Sorrowful  9Glorious
Period I Aug 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
II 27 28 29 30 31 Sept 1 2 3 4
Period I 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
II 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Period I 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Oct 1
II 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Period I 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
II 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Period I 29 30 31 Nov 1 2 3 4 5 6
II 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Period I 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
II 25 26 27 28 29 30 Dec 1 2 3
  1. Pray the Holy Spirit Novena using the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet.
  2. After the novena, read the appropriate meditation. For example: period 1, day 1; period 1, day 2; etc. This will continue until further indicated.
  3. After the meditation say: "We consecrate the Movement, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, the Church and the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
  4. Ask that the Blood of Jesus be spread on the Movement, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, the Church and the world.
  5. Begin the 6:30 p.m. prayer service as usual.

II. Begin the 6:30 prayer service

  1. Sing A Song from Jesus.   Refrain:  "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."
  1. Then begin the prayers of the Good Shepherd (Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual).
  2. Sing The Rosary song   Refrain:  "Oh the rosary, the rosary is the love of Their two Hearts,   Oh the rosary, the rosary is the love of Their two Hearts."

              1) Ave Maria, Ave Maria.
              2) Jesus we love You, Mary we love you.
              3) This is her peace plan, Children must pray it.
              4) We turn to Mary, She is the Queen of Peace.
              5) Oh Sacred Heart Divine, Oh Heart of Mary pure, Ave Maria, We love to pray it!

  1. Begin the rosary. Please use the Rosary Books and the Rosary Aves.  The important thing is to pray the prayers and the rosary at 6:30 p.m., if possible. (Rosary mysteries need to be according to the Rosary Novena.)
  2. Read the Ten Commandments.
  1.   I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.
  2.   You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.
  3.   Remember to keep holy the sabbath day.
  4.   Honor your father and your mother.
  5.   You shall not kill.
  6.   You shall not commit adultery.
  7.   You shall not steal.
  8.   You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9.   You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
  10.   You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
  1. Pray A Prayer of Thanksgiving then read the Daily Message for the day.
III. List of Important Feasts
  • Aug. 22, 2000, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Aug. 29, 2000, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
  • Sept. 8, 2000, The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sept. 15, 2000, Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Sept. 21, 2000, St. Matthew, Apostle
  • Sept. 29, 2000, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
  • Oct. 2, 2000, The Guardian Angels
  • Oct. 4, 2000, St. Francis of Assisi
  • Oct. 7, 2000, Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Oct. 16, 2000, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Religious
  • Oct. 18, 2000, St. Luke, Evangelist
  • Oct. 20, 2000, St. Paul of the Cross, Religious Founder
  • Oct. 28, 2000, Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles
  • Nov. 1, 2000, All Saints Day
  • Nov. 2, 2000, All Souls Day
  • Nov. 21, 2000, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Nov. 26, 2000, Christ the King
  • Nov. 30, 2000, St. Andrew, Apostle
  • Dec. 1, 1999, St. Edmund Campion, Martyr

(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)

Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)


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.


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel I can offer up my struggles to Jesus?

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