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.
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regarding these messages
August 22, 2006
August 23rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for August 23rd are Joyful.
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The Newsletter is centered
in consecration to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus will
Reign and the Immaculate Heart
of Mary will triumph.
Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima
...Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)
19. 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.9.
This was written by Fr. Carter only a few months before he died.
Letter written by Father Edward J. Carter S.J. for Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter, Issue 4, 2000
CAN YOU HELP US?
(from Fr. Carter)
As you know, we distribute the Newsletter free of charge. We have been publishing the Newsletter for six years. Although the fine print on the last page of each Newsletter says that donations are always welcome, we have, to this date, only made one major appeal for donations.
Now we come to you again and ask for your financial assistance. It is considerably expensive to print the Newsletter and to mail it here in the U.S.A. and to other countries around the world. With our English and Spanish editions, we send the Newsletter to readers in about 190 countries. We soon hope to add a French edition.
With the help of God’s grace, the Newsletter seems to be accomplishing much good. The numerous letters we receive from around the world regarding the Newsletter’s helpfulness are one indication of this.
If you share with us our belief that the Newsletter is a very worthwhile ministry, we urgently ask you to seriously consider sending us a donation. We are always struggling to obtain the funds to continue publication of the Newsletter.
If you are financially able, we would be extremely grateful to receive your donation -- whether it is small, large, or medium-sized! We thank all of you who have previously sent donations.
Some of you may know of possible benefactors who would be interested in helping a worthy cause. And we firmly believe that a ministry which offers an aid for spiritual growth to priests especially, but to others also, is a most worthy endeavor.
For your convenience, we have enclosed a self-addressed donation envelope.
Very importantly, we also ask for your prayers that we may obtain the funds necessary to continue publication of the Newsletter and that the Newsletter will be spiritually beneficial to its readers. We hope to continue to publish it four to six times a year. The number of issues will depend upon various factors. Thank you very much for your attention to our urgent plea.
(End of Letter written by Father Edward J. Carter S.J.)
Fr. Carter intended the Newsletter to continue.
From the Prayer Manual --
Prayer for the spiritual and financial success of the priestly newsletter
"Father, we ask Your special blessings upon the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. We ask that You open the priest-readers to the graces You wish to give them through this chosen instrument of Your Son. We also ask that You provide for the financial needs of the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Associates. We make our prayer through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. Amen"
We have prayed 12 years
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Our Lady of ________
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8th August 2001.
THE EDITOR OF
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RE : REQUEST FOR COPIES OF SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST NEWSLETTER
May the peace and love of Christ always be with you.
I am a religious missionary priest of the congregation of the
_______ working in the Diocese of _______ in a mission
called _______ mission in the republic of South Africa. I am
a Ugandan by nationality.
The congregation of the _____ was started in 1968 by
the two ______ missionaries in Uganda. At present, ________
are working in; Uganda, Jebya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, U.S.A.
and South Africa.
I was appointed to start this mission in South Africa by my
superiors and hence, I came last year in may and I am working in
______ desert. This place being a desert, the people are very poor
and most of them depend on the government donations and church support
I was working in Uganda before I came here in _____ Diocese and
that is where I used to get the copies of your news letter through
my Bishop. Since I came here, I could not get the copies again. The
last copy I got was issue 1 2000. Your news letter was so enriching
and refreshing my mind in terms of faith and in deeper understanding
of Jesus Christ.
I would wish that may be if it is possible to send me the news
letter in form of a book and the cassette. If you still have the
copies of the issues that I missed, you may send them to me too.
All my hope is in you that you will be able to help me with
those copies so that I may continue enriching my self with the word
of Jesus Christ.
I am hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain yours faithfully,
From another who received the newsletter.
Excerpt from priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Issue 4, 2000
- Dear Father Carter,
For years I have received Shepherds of Christ Newsletter; I do not know who put me on your mailing list, but I’m grateful to you both. Since I first began to receive the newsletter I have been assigned as the Director of Formation Advising for the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
I would like to know if it would be possible to make a bulk order so that our seminarians could benefit from the newsletter as well. I will make sure they are distributed to our seminarians. At present we have about 200 seminarians and student priests on our campus, all eager for good spiritual reading!
Please let me know if we can make an arrangement for the delivery of the newsletter here at the college.
Please keep our faculty and seminarians in your prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. J. Mark Williams
Director of Formation Advising
Pontifical North American College
00120 Vatican City State
(End of excerpt from priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Issue 4, 2000)
From a sister in India.
Excerpt from May 18, 2006
This song has the Imprimatur.
This song has the Imprimatur.
Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children Book
This book has the Imprimatur.
Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima
by Father 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.
"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.
John 10: 11-15
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and runs away, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; he runs away because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
We have prayer chapters praying for the priests all over the world.
July 31, 1994
Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:
"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.
"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.
"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."
- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)
My dear fellow Associate Members,
Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:
My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.
These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.
I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.
I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.
I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.
This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:
- For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
- For the Pope.
- For all bishops of the world.
- For all priests.
- For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
- For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
- For all members of the Catholic Church.
- For all members of the human family.
- For all souls in purgatory.
End of excerpt from May 18, 2006
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