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 17, 2004

August 18th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for August 18th are Joyful.


Live Rosary August 19, 2004

in China, Indiana

in honor of the 4th apparition 

of Mary at Fatima 

August 19, 1917.


Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje

August 13, 1917

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

August 19, 1917

Mary appeared to them on August 19 near Valinhos:

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

                              15. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.6.


This will be a special 

healing rosary.

This is the Sidney Rosary 

for August.



We have DVDs available of the
Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries
of the Rosary with short mediations
especially for schools.

These DVDs can be shown on
a projector for classrooms.

It is really wonderful!



Please Pray for the 

Newsletter and all its needs,

special priest and all involved

Sarah and Mom

urgent intentions.


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August 17, 2004



Rita delivered this before the exposed Eucharist 
with her eyes closed to the people at the retreat 
while the hurricane was going on in Florida. 


In the middle Rita moved to the piano. 

This is the second part of that talk.

Note again this was deliver from Jesus at the same time as the devastating hurricane in Florida going to Clearwater and then being averted. Joe Lee said she sounded like the hurricane.

When I transcribed it from the tape it seemed she didn't take a breath. This is one of the loudest, forceful rosaries I have ever transcribed. Doris


August 13, 2004 Rosary

in China, Indiana


Divine Mercy

Part of the Sorrowful Rosary Aves

Song: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

Song: Song From Jesus

Song: The Rosary Song


Messenger:          Jesus wants us to read a little bit of this 
                        message anyway. The message that I got 
                        yesterday and today is really an important 
                        message for all of us. And if you can try to 
                        study those messages it would help us.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message

Messenger:        The priest is called by God.

                            Christ says
"I have chosen you"

                            The priesthood comes from Christ.


August 13, 2004 Talk

    Think of all the boys that could be out there today that could have a vocation. And because the stimulation is not there, because the prompting is not there, that they may not even consider becoming a priest. 

    And then think of the shortage of priests and the fact that like in West Virginia there were 5 parishes 3 were all under one priest and they just plain closed 2. Think of all the places that I keep going to that I travel and they just don't have weekly Mass. 

    Or the fact that here on Monday they don't have one so they have to go to Batesville and it takes them 3 hours to drive there to get to Mass on Monday. 

    The shortage of priests is closer than we think that it is. And the Movement that God gave to us in 1994 to pray for His priests was an important Movement that may have helped some of this shortage. 

    But just as Our Lady warned when she appeared at Fatima and she said that we must obey what she was telling us and we must pray the rosary. They did not listen to the Queen of Peace and look at how much damage was done by World War II. I remember seeing the video with the bodies thrown on the heaps. It was so awful, all of the destruction and the loss of lives. (The hurricane was going on while I was saying this.)

    God is speaking to the earth. At the beginning of the century and at the end. And God is telling us what to do about the shortage of priests but when we try to tell people they do not want to listen even after Mary appeared all that time on the building. 

    And they crowned Him with a crown of thorns. And it was 10 years ago today that Our Lady appeared to me August the 13th, 1994, she appeared every day then. She appeared to the children at Fatima, August the 13th of 1917. How many years ago was that today, because today is August the 13th, 2004. And yes, they jailed the children and so Our Lady could not appear on that date August 13th as she desired, she then appeared on August the 19th. If I said she appeared on the 13th of 1917, I meant she didn't get to appear cause the children were jailed. The message is coming from God, for God is contacting the earth in these messages but we are not listening. 

    The priesthood comes from Christ. There are boys that are out there that God would like to have to be priests. But there are many things, for the kids today do not even hear about how wonderful it is to be a priest and what a gift it is. And that's why God gives to us the Blue Book writings and the Mass Book and the Priestly Newsletter so that the priest will tell the youth how wonderful it is to be a priest. How they should listen to that calling that God may be giving to them. 

    If they prepared the children of this earth so exactly how to be scientist and business people and sports people, I know when they study for the sports thing, they practice rigorously, day after day after day after day, to bring us the gift of the sports. But what about the Mass and what is needed for our spiritual feeding from our Church? Shouldn't we be telling our youth as avidly as we tell them about how to practice so that they can play a good basketball game, so that they can go out and be a leader, so that they can go and be a business person, a banker or whatever it is. Shouldn't we be telling them about what to do to prepare us so that the Church has Masses? Is it more important that we have bankers in the bank than priests in the churches? Is it more important that we have more actors, that we have more people in the sports field? What is wrong with us and why do we not see? And yet Jesus comes to us quietly in a gentle man like Fr. Carter, 10 years ago, and he says this is what you must do, you must pray for the priests, the Church and the world.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message

Messenger:        Jewish and Pagan priests always offered a
                                sacrifice distinct from
                                a sheep, etc.

                            Our Lord offered Himself.

                            Christ is the Lamb.

                        What follows is taken from a tape 
                            by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (this was a conference for priests

                                    The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:

                            Archbishop Sheen says
                                Vatican Council says the 
                                priest offers the Eucharistic
                                sacrifice of Christ.


August 13, 2004 Talk continues  (Rita)

What an honor that God picks a man to be a priest and that he has the ability to change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message  (ref: Bishop Sheen):

Messenger:        The Eucharistic Sacrifice is
                                offered through the priest
                                who is related first to
                                Christ and then to them. (the people)  

                            Priests are ordained to offer a

August 13, 2004 Talk continues  (Rita)

Think of that, all the things that priests are thrown into today, the workings in the parishes, etc., etc. But God gives them this great gift of being able to celebrate Mass. How many of our priests do we want to go on vacation from saying daily Mass? Bishop Sheen said "What about the priests that go on vacation and don't celebrate daily Mass?" Should a priest ever go one day if he can help it and not celebrate Mass? Let us pray more fervently than ever before all through the day as we unite to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for our priests, for the Church and the world.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message  (ref: Bishop Sheen):

Messenger:        Let us go through that sacrifice.
                            What is the Mass?

                            The Mass is a drama not a
                                tragedy because there
                                is a resurrection.

August 13, 2004 Talk continues  (Rita)

    Out of going to Mass and participating we become more deeply united and one in Him. We share more deeply in His life. 

    God went to the cross and He suffered. But look at the gift that we have from His suffering.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message  (ref: Bishop Sheen):

Messenger:        Second long rehearsals
                                choosing of characters and types
                                opening night and
                                road companies.

                            The Drama, the Mass was conceived in the
                                mind of the Eternal Dramatist
                                for the Lamb was slain
                                from the beginning of the


August 13, 2004 Talk continues  (Rita)

    The Lamb of God, the one that came and gave Himself, that shed His blood for our sins. And the message yesterday talks about this. It says in Genesis that when Adam and Eve sinned that God made for them skins to clothed them. It said that the sacrifice is that God is doing something and there is that shedding of blood in the sacrifice. Like with Adam and Eve God clothed them with skins. Archbishop Sheen says that there had to have been that shedding of blood for them to be clothed with the skins. Also in that sacrifice we see that God gave to them, clothed them with these skins from animals which were sacrificed or whatever, they shed their blood. But the thing of it was, is Adam and Eve were the ones that sinned. 

    And there was a little story in the writing yesterday and it talked about a little boy who went to school and he cheated. And so the head of the school came and he said, "Well this little boy cheated." " So", he says, "He's going to have to be expelled." And his brother came in and his brother said "Oh please don't expel my little brother, expel me instead." 

    And that's what we see with Christ. Christ is the sinless one. We are the sinners. The sacrifice that He gives to us is Himself and in that offering He gives Himself for us. It is because we are the sinners. Adam and Eve sinned and He clothed them with the skins of animals. In a sacrifice God does something and then there is the shedding of blood. And a lot of times the sacrifice is because it is not the person that sinned but it is someone else that is the sacrifice, like a lamb, like Jesus is the lamb sacrificed for our sins.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message  (ref: Bishop Sheen):

Messenger:        Then there were the types,
                                the rehearsals, the choosing
                                of characters, the paschal
                                lamb, the serpent and
                                the many other instances
                                and prototypes of sacrifice
                                in the old testament.

                            And the opening night, the last supper
                                was looked forward to the cross.

                            (Archbishop Sheen is talking to priests at this conference.)

                            And then the Lord sending out His
                                road companies, which we are,  
                                     Do this in memory of Me. (talking to the priests)

                            Same action, same words, same
                                drama, only different characters pronouncing
                                the lines.

                          (end of talk Bishop Sheen)


August 13, 2004 Talk continues  (Rita)

    What an awesome thought that the priest can change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus. 

    What an awesome thought that the Son of God came to this earth, that He put on the body of a man and that He gave Himself to His death on the cross that we would share in His life.


From August 13, 2004 Daily Message

Messenger:        We offer ourselves
                                under the form of
                                bread and wine.

                            These substances represent
                                they are used for nutrition.


August 13, 2004 Talk continues

    But although I speak of these things in words in which it may help us to understand more the idea of sacrifice and how much God loves us that He gives Himself as He did on the cross for love of us. And that today He gives us the priests and that He gives us the Mass. 

    Although I may speak of this, it is nothing as the knowledge that I possess from the ecstasies and the union from going to the Eucharist and sharing most intimately with the Divine God. 

    From the moment many of us received the Blue Books and we started praying more before the Blessed Sacrament, we received tremendous grace from God who has drawn us into a most intimate union with Him, like a husband and a wife knows each other from living with each other. 

    We receive special knowledge within our heart and our soul from going to the Eucharist. Not a bookish kind of knowledge but a knowledge of knowing God deep within our soul from attending Mass, from His outpouring of His life within us, from the sharing of Himself when He gives Himself to us in the Eucharist. 

    What a gift that the Divine God comes to this earth, that He gives Himself as a sacrifice to His death on the cross for us sinners, that He gives us a sharing in His life and that He remains with us today through the hands of a priest. The grace that God outpours through the Eucharist is so much grace and the devil knows this. And it is the devil that is the enemy. It is that poisonous bite of the serpent. 

    And in yesterday's message it talked about Moses and how God told him to make the brass serpent and to hang him on a tree. And when people looked on him that were bitten by the poisonous serpent then they would be healed. 

    And we look at Jesus, as we look at the picture of Him hung on the tree, that He asked us to look at today, and we think of how God gave Himself for us, and in knowing how God loves us and gazing upon His picture with love, recognizing Jesus as Savior, the Son of God, we too can be healed, we too can be saved.

    I haven't forgot about the rosary. Jesus wanted me to read this because it is so important out of this retreat to see the focus once again as we talked about before and is in the Mass Book. The focus which is for us to be these intercessors united to the Mass all through the day. 

    The message I received yesterday does not display the intensity to which God spoke to me and how He truly is calling us to pray for the souls of this earth. 

    Think of our own children and grandchildren and how it would be to think that one of those may be lost. Then think of Mary because she appeared to me over 500 times asking me to try to do all that I could to help that her children would not go to hell. But it wasn't to me, the message was given to  you. You are the Shepherds of Christ called by Jesus and Mary to spread this mission to the ends of the earth. And that is what has happened from the time she first appeared and we sat in that little chapel, look at how far it has gone. And it's only at the beginning. 

    But if you say no or lack the enthusiasm or commitment that God is asking of you then it will not do what it is to do. For He needs all of us, He needs all of us to pray hard for our vocation, to pray to be intercessors, to unite to the Mass, to try to understand the messages that we can be better intercessors, that we can offer our lives offer our lives. Can we do any less? Think of Jesus, the Son of God, who comes to this earth and He gave His life, beaten, crowned with thorns, His body maimed because of His love for us, that is what Jesus says. Can we not offer united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls, the precious souls that He died for? It could make the difference to one soul, one soul that would be in heaven for all eternity. 

    And she came and she appeared everyday for 14 months and the last 9 months she cried out every day about that School Rosary Program. And it may seem like a little thing but to our little efforts God applies His might and much is happening all over the world. We must look at Him and thank Him, praise Him and remain encouraged for a job well done. Even in our imperfections God has magnified our efforts. 

    God has brought us to a place where we are today, an international Movement circulating the Priestly Newsletter as we did for at least 8 years to, it got to 85,000 to 90,000 priests in the world. God, thank You for loving us, calling us and giving us this mission, and for the success that we have received. We have suffered setbacks but look at how we have steadily advanced ahead. 

    Look at this church and the fact that Jesus is here and that we have been here so many years on the 13th, that we have been permitted by the Archdiocese to have the Blessed Sacrament here. Steadily ahead, step by step, we walked sometimes as it felt as if we were walking over rocks and thistles but we still kept going.

    And the message that I give to you today is we will keep going. But the serpent is going to try to stop us. And we must focus on what is the will of God and if God allows us to go through suffering or if we feel divided with someone that we know that we need to work with to accomplish a big task. Then we have to pray for the grace to be able to get over the feelings and continue to do the will of God. For it is in doing the will of God and, step by step, that we will be able to advance. 

    God give us the grace that we need, strengthen our faith and our hope and help us to grow in holiness from this mission from this place today, from your presence, dear God truly present and with us.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Carrying of the Cross

Hail Mary

The lamb that was slaughtered, Jesus who carried His cross, Jesus who did it for you and me. He knew us by name.

Hail Mary

And He fell to the ground, He fell under the weight of the cross. He carried our sins on the cross. He carried the sins of the world. Dear God forgive us for our sins and the sins that we commit today in not obeying your commandments, outpour Your grace and help the world to be the way that you want it to be. 

Hail Mary
Hail Mary


Words from Jesus in the Stations


The Third Station

Jesus:  The cross was so heavy I could hardly walk. I held on to My cross for greatest love of you and in compliance with the Will of My Father. It became so hard to walk! The cross was so heavy! I fell. I fell and the cross fell on Me. They poked at Me, they struck Me, they demanded I get up. The pain from the instruments they used to poke Me and strike Me was so great! I somehow managed to get up.

When you fall under the weight of your cross, come to My Eucharistic Heart. I am no less present in the tabernacle and in the Eucharist than on the day I carried My cross. I wait with the same love that I had for you when I carried this cross and suffered such agony. Oh, how I love you!


Hail Mary


The Fourth Station

Jesus:  I saw the face of My beautiful Mother. She was weak, her face reddened and full of tears. I saw her tender heart, her love, her anguish, her pain. I saw My dear Mother Mary. My Heart was comforted by the sight of her, but torn by her suffering.

Mary:  As I looked into the eyes of my beloved Son, I saw His love. His head, bleeding and wounded. His body weak. His clothes covered with blood. I looked into His eyes and I saw His love for you. I call out to you today. I appear today with a face full of anguish and tears. I appear to call you back to the love of my Son. See through my eyes, as I peer into His eyes, the love He has for you this day to give of Himself for you. Oh, He loves you so much, my little children. See through my eyes the love of my Son. Oh, how He loves you!


Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Glory Be



Photo of Eleventh Station

The Eleventh Station

Messenger:  See Mary as she holds the little Baby Jesus. See her as she washes His tender hands and feet. See her now as she watches as they pound into those same hands and feet the gigantic nails that fix Jesus to the cross.

  Oh, my dear ones, my heart was torn in my chest as they nailed His hands and feet to the cross. I ask you this day to walk the Passion with me and see through my eyes the love He has for you. He truly was nailed to the cross.

  They pounded the nails into My first hand, then they stretched My body and nailed My other hand. The blood poured from these wounds that went totally through My hands. My pain was so immense, but then they nailed My feet! You do not know what pain I suffered, My child. My children, My children, for each one of you I suffered this pain. Oh, how I loved you!


Hail Mary


Rita moved from before the alter 
and expose Eucharist and then delivered the rest of the talk and prayers from the piano.



Sing: "Today as the mountains still cling to the vine, 
            I'll taste your strawberry, I'll drink your sweet wine 
            A million tomorrows shall all pass away 
            err I forget all the joy that is mine today."

Song: I Rocked Him As a Baby

Messenger:         Hear Mary as she speaks. 
                            Hear Mary as she speaks and she says

Mary speaks:      My little ones,

                                How I love my precious children, my souls. 
                             And the youth today are suffering and there 
                            are so many divorces and the impurity that 
                            displease your God. 
                                And the souls are dropping into hell like rain. 

                                I appear, I appear, I appear and  I am ignored.

Song: I Rocked Him As a Baby

Mary speaks:      My children,

                                I have called you here that you will pray 
                            as you have never prayed before for your Church 
                            and for the souls that they will not be lost.

Song:  I Rocked Him As a Baby

Messenger:             And so we can look at Jesus as He hangs 
                            on the cross and you can hear this message 
                            that God gives to you. 

                                For He has called us to lead the world into 
                            this special spousal union.

                                And He wants us to recognize Him as our 
                            spouse and He told me to sing this to you. 

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:         Jesus is our spouse, 
                            Jesus is the bridegroom of our soul.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:             And we have to realize that the priests, 
                            and the brothers and the sisters 
                            and the handmaids and the servants 
                            that give themselves in a special way
                            are helping to heal those wounds
                            that Jesus suffered during His bitter Passion
                            for all the sins of the flesh in the world today.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:             Jesus our Savior, we love You. 
                            We are most grateful for the gift that You 
                            have given to us. 

                                And He speaks and He says to us

Jesus speaks:        It is because I love you that I remain with you today 
                            and I gave Myself on the cross. 

                                My people, reach the souls of this earth for I have 
                            called you to reach them with My words of love.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:             And Mary speaks and she says

Mary speaks:          My children are starving for love and 
                            Jesus wants them to have this message.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:             The Son of God who gave Himself to His death 
                            on the cross, that is something to talk about. 
                            Have you heard people scream at the ball games 
                            because somebody makes a homerun or a basket?

                                And the Son of God is truly present and remains 
                            with us today.

Song:  The Wedding Song

Messenger:              Jesus Christ, the Son of God was beaten, 
                            crowned with thorns and He remains with us today. 
                            And the message is this "There is Love"

                                And the souls are hungry and they are begging 
                            for the message.

                                This is the message that Mary wanted with the 
                            image window in Florida.

                                After all those apparitions and then they knock 
                            her head off. 

                                What is this day about in this retreat?
                                What are the 5ths about? 

                                The biggest blasphemy to knock the head off 
                            the Blessed Mother after God the Father 
                            has allowed her to appear.


Mary's Message
from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

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

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996


Glory Be

Sing:  Ave Maria

Sing:  Our Father

Sing: Come and Fill Your Lambs



    And as we say these Hail Marys let us think of God who came to this earth and gave Himself to His death on the cross. And every time that we've got a suffering that we know it's God's will that we undergo, let us pray for the grace to be able to think He didn't come down from the cross. That's the thing. 

    I hope I don't suffer tomorrow for saying this. I hate this but whatever it is, it is. When God gives us a suffering, no matter how hard it is, that's how we take it. If we know it's God's will that we have to endure something and a lot of times it's to get some work done that God's asking us to do. And I'm not telling you to push yourself and to do work that God is not asking you to do or to do something that's not God's will.

    But the devil is there when you got to do something that's real important and he can almost make you feel that you can't work with somebody else or whatever the pain is, I don't know. It can be being at the site and just being tired. And here comes some person that's really a person God's called to do a lot of work, and you just get a seat, your just going to sit there and do nothing. Oh I don't care or go look at the computer and read your e-mail. I mean you' are in there to do this. 

    I remember the car dealership during the recessions. And I mean it was tough. And when somebody came in there you sold them a car, that's how it was. It was either that or you were going to go out of business, like 11 out of 15 places would go out of business during the recession. 

    So we got these messages from God, these messages. Why did God choose the site to have the Blessed Mother appear on the building? With the enthusiasm of knowing that God gave Himself to His death on the cross, we have a message to deliver to the person that God sends our way that He loves them. If you are on the phone there should be enthusiasm because God has called us to this mission. 

    And the proof in the pudding is the fact that the Blessed Mother appeared for 7 years. This no ho-hum little job, this is a job to tell the world that Jesus loves them. 


February 5, 2004


April 5, 2004


    And Jesus gave us Mary on the building and His face on the building to help our own waivering faith. He's taking us down that road of saintliness more and more because you can tell in your own life since her head got knocked off and since Fr. Carter died, He keeps drawing you closer and closer to Himself and you let go of more and more things or you understand suffering a little better or whatever it is. 

    But some of us can be like a kicking mule. Where we are still holding on to something and I can't quite figure out what it is. Is it the disposition or is it like the three classes of men that Ignatius talks about where the person puts the humpf in there. When the Blessed Mother appeared to me 500 times I got the humpf in there to say that we got to get the rosaries in schools. 

    And if nothing comes out of this today but a bunch of people that go out and realize that the message is the message God gives to us. The message of the Shepherds of Christ is to help in the renewal of the world. If I get louder and stronger and you get quieter and more laid back what's going to happen when I die? Fr. Carter died. That's not the idea. The idea is to deliver the message. 

    Let our hearts be joined in the deepest love as we go to the Heart of Jesus and pray for our vocation for this mission. Because God has picked us and the proof in the pudding is the Virgin Mary on that building. Pray with this fervor within your heart. Take the suffering that you know that you have been asked to endure and make it work for this mission. 

    What if Fr. Carter when he was dying of cancer those last three months let all that suffering just fssssh. We got 250,000 rosaries in the school but it was because he knew discipline. He knew how to make his suffering work. 

    First of all, we have to look at St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises and we have to say to ourselves what is God telling us to do. First of all, that man is created for the honor and glory of God. Once we've got that embedded in our brains that we're not doing this stuff for our own vain glory, we're on our way down a new road that's a good one. 

    Then at every retreat we look at ourselves, we pray for the grace that God shows us more our imperfections, that God helps us to deal more lovingly with one another, that we don't play games on our partners and the people we got to work with, that we keep going in humility and docility and asking God to mold us as the potter in the way that we need to be molded to do this mission because I'm telling you I'm now 58. That might not sound too old but my mom died when she was 48. This life is promised to no man. And if that burning desire to one with Him is in our hearts, our vision is always there and in the sweetness and love for us Our Lord may reach right down and take us up there at any time. 

God wants an order, the Shepherds of Christ order. And it's not going to come out of me becoming more dramatic and you getting less dramatic. It's going to come out of a consumption within your soul to take the vocation that God has given to you to help get the rosaries in the schools, to pray more fervently all through the day as you unite what you do to the Mass. A lot of our problems is, and I've said to myself, "Would God put Mary back on the building?"

God wants us to be loving, 
God wants us to be like saints, 
God wants us to work more and more in that union with one another where we are more perfected in doing God's will in every relationship and that is not going to happen, I'm telling you, 
brothers is what I hear in my mind from God,
that is not going to happen unless we pray for His grace for ourselves, grace to be the way God wants, 
more identified with Him in every moment.

I didn't call you to this.
Jesus called you to this.
Jesus called you to be a saint,.
Jesus called all of us to reach the ends 
of the earth with this mission.

If you get a calling that you feel 
that you are suppose to do something 
and you don't really end up doing it, 
getting upset with me is not going to help nothing.

It's just going to make it harder on me
and you're just going to keep getting the same inkling in your heart 
that the Lord is telling you to do something 
until finally you do it or you just I don't know. 

    Life is going to be the simplest for all of us when we progress more deeply in this spiritual realm of identifying with Him exactly the way He wants. 

    Ignatius has it so cool with the 3 classes of men, I mean that is exactly it. How is the attitude, the old bagger that takes the food and throws it at the people.

    Or the person that, I see Kathleen, she'll go up to these kids and she will say, "What's your name, how are you" and she'll bring a smile to their face but that's the love that's in her heart. She works on that love. And I'm not putting Kathleen on a pedestal and saying Kathleen is perfect. Kathleen is living the life that God wants her to live. 

    And that's not saying that you aren't doing it because I can go through this church and pick each and every one of the people in here and they are holy. I am here as a messenger to help us, to be able to reach more souls with this mission. And we will do that as we advance more spiritually. It's not like black or white, so if we get, something Bishop Sheen said today, "If you think you are in the same place that you were a year ago, you're behind." 

    Because if we're living we're always growing. We should be a lot further ahead in the spiritual life than we were last year. I think we had a few land marks that helped us to move ahead. But we are living to advance more deeply in the spiritual life and what that takes. One thing is, is it takes the truth. That other thing that I got yesterday was really good. It's like we're all sinners, we're all imperfect. And the way the world is today, that the world is thinking that, you know, a lot people think that sin is a thing of the past. Then we look at the ten commandments and then we see well are they obeying the commandments out there. 

    And then we see You see this thing with God, so God comes, the Son of God, He's sinless and He dies on the cross for the souls. Now you're being asked to do the same thing. (Rita got really, really loud here like the hurricane that was advancing at the same time she was speaking headed for Clearwater that miraculously turned.) You're being asked to pray as an intercessor, unite to the Mass because of your brothers that you love like Christ loved. We unite to that sacrifice, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, to help to bring down the grace for our brothers that we love. There's that same what was that word John John, are you awake what was the word how do you say it vicarious that's what it is.

    But it's, it's the little story of the kid that went to school and he cheated and they were going to expel him and then the brother comes in and then the brother says, "Oh don't expel my little brother, I'll take it. "

    That's what we're doing in this intercession that we're doing, we are seeing ourselves as intercessors. We are seeing our own sins but we are also seeing a lot of people that aren't obeying the commandments and we are uniting to Jesus in the Mass and offering ourselves, holy.

Did I ever finish the last mystery? 

I am just filled up, I'm filled up because it started yesterday with a 2 hour message from Jesus and that message on the internet is really important. These retreats take us to a different place. The more that we live the retreat, the more that we use the things that Ignatius is giving to us which I believe came from the Blessed Mother, the more we grow in the spiritual life and God is calling that of us. 

    We can't handle this stuff that he's giving to us unless we advance more deeply, to tow the mark, to realize how God hung on the cross and He didn't get off. To realize the joy of suffering, to say yes to what God has given to us, to be brothers in this mission because Christ is our brother and has called us to help to be intercessors for the precious souls He gave His life for. Just think of that, the loss of one soul. Doesn't that make you want to cry?

    We can get the attitude that every body that dies is going to heaven. I mean, we are down here for this purpose to serve, to love God, to keep the commandments. 

    You have been called to be a Shepherds of Christ member is some way, shape or form or you wouldn't be here. Live your life more deeply united to the Mass and help me do what God has called us to do. With all your heart pray for this vocation and for the grace to advance more at every moment in the spiritual life because He has really called us to do things that are hard. 

    And the world will not understand what we are doing. The world says you're suffering, you take a pill. Jesus is saying look at me hanging on the cross, through the death there is the resurrection. And that is not saying that you go out put yourself a hair shirt on. That's saying that when you don't want to make up with Suzie Q. because she just really rubs you the wrong way, well probably the devil was in there doing that, you got to say, but God I do it for you. And that's not saying not to say something when something has to be said. God help me to do it right. Amen.

Hail Mary

    And in the beauty of this piece that Our Lord ask me to play and in the words of our Holy Father that tells us this. See the thing of it is, is in the world today, you're not allowed to make a mistake. Your feet are not allowed to smell, you're not allowed to do something stupid. But the thing of it is, it's against our human nature, we're imperfect. We make the mistakes then we say we're sorry. If you're not allowed to be imperfect then we're going to have a problem every minute. The peace comes in living to love and serve Him, and in docility in recognizing our faults.

Sing: Be Not Afraid... Messenger:  Look at the barrenness of Abraham, the barrenness of Elizabeth, the barrenness as it seems of our world today and yet God shows us how the fruit was brought forth. In the end the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and there will be people living according to God's will. Barrenness.

Sing: Be Not Afraid... Messenger:  He's given us His face.

Messenger:    That says it all doesn't it? "Come follow Me and I will give you rest." Amen. Please read the messages from today and stay united because I can't do what He's asking me to do without you, that's all I got to say. Amen.





Fr. Carter had a dream


Climb Every Mountain



From August 6, 2004

Jesus speaks:            I have called for 24 hour
                               adoration in China, Indiana.

                                (1) to pray for the priests, the
                                        Church and the world.

                                (2) to pray for the Priestly Newsletter
                                        and all involved.

                                (3) Always to pray Friday
                                        12:00 - 3:00

                                (4) Pray for little peoples books

                                (5) Rosary Program

                                (6) Retreats in China and 5ths
                                        and priests who help us.

                                (7) Internet Ministry and all ministries

                                (8) All Shepherds of Christ
                                        needs including leaders,
                                        servants, handmaids and apostles.

                                (9) Special Intentions

                              (10) Florida and funds

                                I call you to prayer
                                    Servants, handmaids and apostles

                                    a) 6:20 prayers
                                    b) daily Mass and adoration
                                    c) pray hourly


From Jesus:

    I invite you to spend an                
afternoon, an evening,
in the morning with Me.

Special Soul:
I want to spend these hour/hours     
in China, Indiana with Jesus.

                                                              weekly ___

12:00 am to 1:00 am ___ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ___
1:00 am to 2:00 am ___ 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ___
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10:00 am to 11:00 am ___ 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm ___
11:00 am to 12:00 pm ___ 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm ___

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