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

August 19, 2001


August 20th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period 1.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for August 20th is Sorrowful.

We're going to have a big

Sidney Rosary on August 28, 2001

It's the 7th year anniversary

of when the 1st Shepherds of Christ core chapter started!


   

August 19, 2001 

  


 

Excerpt from
The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje

  

    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. 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)


NOTES:
  
15. 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). p. 6.

   


   

August 19, 2001 message continues

Messenger:         The children were blocked.

                            Today we are being Blocked sending the

                                   Newsletter because of funds.

                            Mary appeared August 19, 1917,

                            We are having trouble delivering the message today.

 

July 5, 2000 July 5, 2000

 

August 19, 2001 message continues

Messenger:      Our main function of the Movement

                   is the Priestly Newsletter.

                      Father Carter said this was

                   our top priority.

                      He told us to put out this Newsletter,

                   we are very late with it.

                      Please pray hourly for funds,

                   please help us.

                      Pray for holy donors, ones who

                   want to help to bring about the

                   Reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of

                   Mary's Immaculate Heart.

                      August 22 is a special feast Queenship

                   of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What a gift we can give

                   to Mary. Help with her Son's Priestly Newsletter.

                      We are struggling with the remaining

                   mailing of the Priestly Newsletter 2001

                   #2 and Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart material

                   to the foreign countries.

                      We do not have the money to do this.

                   Please help us by prayers and donations.

                   Father Carter wanted this Newsletter sent out.

                   It should have been in March or April.

                   The first Newsletter was late, the next

                   Newsletter later.

                      I ask you to please help us.

                   Here is the gift God has given to us.

  

August the 5th prayer meeting - 6:20

 

August the 5th prayer meeting - 6:20

 

August 5, 2001

 

August 5, 2001 - during the rosary

 

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Father Carter delivering a homily

 


  

From a Lenten homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Todayís Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. Itís a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, Iím sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of Godís grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

end of Father Carter's homily

 


 

 

Living in the Present Moment

    I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to often disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. When we give in to this tendency we suffer a significant spiritual loss. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And, of course, we are familiar with the term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. Growth in self-discipline should include a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity, as they prepare for death, for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. For those who have this opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, Iím sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus on Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us resolve to grow in that self-discipline which is required to really live in the present with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of Godís grace. To do so is extremely important for proper growth in the spiritual life.

Now is the time. Now is the time to live and to love. Now is the time to become more united to Christ, to be more one with Him. Now is not yesterday; now is not tomorrow; now is today, and today is a gift from the Lord.

end of excerpt from the Newsletter 2000 #3

  


  

August 19 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Pray for B&M hourly.

  


 

                                                                    India
                                                                    1 August 2001

Dear John,

I thank you for sending me regularly the priestly Newsletter "Shepherds of
Christ" which I find very inspiring. God bless you for this ministry and make
it ever more fruitful.

As the Newsletter is in English a good number of my priests find it difficult to
grasp it properly. Hence please send hereafter just one copy of the
Newsletter. I shall try to get it translated into the mother tongue and distribute
among the priests.

Thanking you for your attention in this regard and assuring you of my prayers,

Yours sincerely in our Lord

+
Bishop of ______

 

 


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