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August 23, 2001 

August 24th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period 2.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for August 24th is Glorious.

We're going to have a big

Sidney Rosary on August 28, 2001

It's the 7th year anniversary

of when the lst Shepherds of Christ core chapter started!



On His Passion - August 23, 1993

Jesus speaks:

My dear child,
    I was condemned to death, death on a cross. They gave Me a big cross and made Me carry it. They stood around and glared at Me. It weighed on My shoulder and I pulled at it until it finally moved. Every step was almost impossible as I dragged it, weighing so heavily on My shoulders.

    My shoulder felt as if the bones inside would crack and the cross would fall through to the ground. I couldn’t drag it any more. I tried, I fell. I fell and its weight fell on Me. A guard hit Me with something sharp. It really hurt because he wanted Me to move, and fast! People were watchingon with the show! How dare I fall in the middle of the show! He hit Me again and the blow really stung Me. I got up because it hurt so badly. I tried to walk on.

    My Mother was in the crowd. She looked at Me and her face looked red and hurt. Tears rolled down her cheeks like rain and as her eyes met Mine, I was hurt so by her sorrow! She was always by My side, silent and loving. She was My mother of love! She is always there next to you when you suffer.

    I fell again and he (the guard) really hit Me. It (the cross) was so heavy that he and I together could barely move it. It seemed as I walked, heavier with the sins of the world heaped on it. My hands were bleeding. Blood ran from the wounds of My thorns and My head throbbed, seeming to make the wounds in My head bleed even more. Some of the Blood was dried, some of it running all over My Body. I had so many cuts and bruisesand people watched and laughed!

    I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, and they laughed and mimicked Me! Oh, such hardened hearts! How vile can men’s heart become? The devil’s grip is paralyzing and crippling.

    The walk was so long up a hill and over rocksthe cross had to be lifted over the rocks. My Body was bleeding so badly! My heart was pounding. I knew that the salvation of all men depended on My love. Therefore, I went through such agony.

    I thought of My intense love for youthat many would go to heaven because of My sufferingand I continued to the top of the hill. At the top they laid Me on the cross and with a big hammer nailed My hands to it. It was the worst (suffering) yet. My hands were nailed with big nails and the big hammer. Oh, it was unbelievable! Then, as if that weren’t enough, with a big nail they nailed through both feet.

    Then they lifted the cross and banged it into (a hole in) the ground. My shoulders ached from how I hung. My head bobbed and My neck ached and they laughed and said, "Now save Yourself." I hurt so much! I suffered this way for hourswhich seemed like foreverand they glared at Me and laughed! My Mother watched in such agony.

    For love of you, to My death I gave you My Body. My child, I shed My Blood and gave you My life that you might be with Me forever in heavennot for a day, a month or a year, but forever with Me in heaven.

    I am the true Bread come down from heaven. He who eats My Flesh will have life forever. For the drink I give you is My Blood and food you eat is My Body. Who would lay down his life for a friend? I did, for you. I love you this much, child. Forget about those who reject you. You have My life that I gave you and I give you life eternal.

    I am the One true God. I am the Light of life. He who abides in Me will have life eternal, for the drink I give is My Blood and the food I give is My Body. Drink and eat and have everlasting life.

    My child, that is all you need to know. Love one another and be good that you may enter into My kingdom.

end of August 23, 1993 message



August 23, 2001 - 8:15 AM

Messenger:    We can't judge ourselves by what others say
                                    about us.

Jesus speaks:

                        I stress the examination of conscience.
                            I stress to look inside and see how
                                Christ-like you are.

                            How do you model the way you act after
                                the New Adam and the New Eve?
                                I am loving.
                                I am kind.

Messenger:    When I attend Mass I must not be
                            concerned with those who surround
                            me and what they think of me.

                        My greatest moments of intimacy
                            with Our Lord at Mass have
                            come from focusing totally
                            on Him and the great gift
                            He gives me.
                        In a body of people, satan can
                            distract us at Mass by focusing
                            on others and what they are thinking
                            of us.
                        Great spiritual freedom comes 
                            for me in focusing on Him
                            my Master, My King and the Bridegroom
                            of my soul.


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.


Prayer for Union with Jesus

   Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994



August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:    The focus is not the people at Mass and what
                            they think of me.
                            My focus is on Him.

                        I am to be dressed for the wedding
                    feast. Dressed in a pure white
                        How was Mary under the cross?

                         How do we look on the Holy Sacrifice 
                    of the Mass?

                        If we truly see Christ on Calvary,
                    If we see the sacrifice offered to the
                    Father, what should be our main

                    Is it not to be pleading to God united
                        as a body, pleading for grace
                        and mercy.

                    Are not our priests to be so focused on
                        the great gift the Mass is, in helping
                            us to bring down great grace
                                for the priests, the Church and
                                    the world.

                            Christ is the mediator.

                            The priest in celebrating the Mass begs
                                the Father to outpour his grace
                                and forgive us for our sins.


Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:         What is this all about?

                            Mary appeared over and over again to me.



August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:          Souls are going to hell.

                            She cried out to me to reach them.

                            I am a messenger, I deliver a

                            The devil can keep us so focused on so many
                                things at Mass and we can miss
                                that deep connection with Him
                                praying as a body for grace and

                            My consuming desire at Mass is to

                                be so united to the Holy Sacrifice

                                 so one in Him, pleading and

                                 begging to the Father for grace

                                 for the souls of this earth.

                            The Mass, the priest is a gift from


                            The devil tries to get us focused on
                                    ourselves and what people are
                                I read a story of a high school
                                    boy who mowed the lawn,
                                    cleaned the house, cleaned up
                                    after his brothers and sisters.
                                    His dad was away on vacation or business.
                                    When his dad came home, he didn't see
                                    all the good the boy did, he reprimanded
                                    him for some little thing like the
                                    grass being one way or something.
                                    The boy writing the account said, it
                                    was the last time he cried. He went to
                                    his room and cried.

                                This insensitivity of the dad hurt the
                                    boy deeply.
                                    The boy closed up. He didn't cry after that he was
                                        so hurt.

                                We are not necessarily responsible for what
                                    others say and think about us.

                                A lot of people can project their anger
                                    on us. It can be deep anger inside of them.
                                    We can listen to others in case they are
                                     saying things that will help us be more
                                     like Christ wants us to be, because
                                     we can learn from what others say
                                        many times.
                                But sometimes people think and say things
                                    that are coming from their own anger
                                    and insecurity inside.

                                Some times people are like that, moms and 
                                    dads can be short and insensitive, not
                                    showing love to their children, not
                                    showing acceptance and support.

                                A person is blind and doesn't
                                    even see things many times.
                                    Many times they say things that are not right about us.
                                    It is coming from inside of them.

                                    God created each soul with such dignity.
                                        God created the person. Even if they do
                                        not act nice, we must always look
                                        beyond their actions and see the
                                        soul created by God, the soul he loves.
                                    We must love them. We do not have to mix with
                                        them if it is not God's will, but in our heart
                                        we are loving them.
                                    Many times people, in their blindness, continue
                                        negative habits that hurt others, only
                                        through prayer, through a lot of grace
                                        and willingness to change may they
                                        be able to change ways that are 
                                        negative and hurt others.

                                    We must be careful in listening to what
                                        others say about us. If it is
                                        negative or derogatory
                                        we must do what God
                                        is calling us to do, not put over emphasis
                                        on what others say if it is not true or
                                        interfere with God's plan for us.
                                        We want to do God's will.
                                        Satan doesn't want us to do God's will.

                                    When I began seeing the Blessed Mother and hearing
                                        her plaintiff cry, I learned a hard lesson.

                                    The more I acted as a messenger, the more people
                                        would focus on me.

                                    My insides felt as if swords were piercing me as
                                        I hung over the pew at Holy Cross Immaculata
                                        and cried because I really saw her,
                                        received the rosary meditations in the
                                        Red Rosary book and people would not
                                        listen and do what she said which was
                                        the things she said at Fatima.

                                    I was so often begging God to help me and crying
                                        deeply inside trying to get the rosary
                                        and consecration card to the school

                                   Why wouldn't they look beyond me and see
                                        the message was important?

                                    This was 1995.

                                    The message was real and soon on the same day
                                        the Red Rosary book left the publisher
                                        with the rainbow, December 17, 1996, Mary appeared
                                        on the building in Clearwater, Florida.


December 17, 1996          December 17, 1996



August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:             The focus on me is a real trick satan has
                                    used to block the message.

                                In the whole history of the world, I know of only
                                    two permanent signs of Mary as
                                    she appears as Our Lady of Guadalupe
                                    and Our Lady of Clearwater.

                                Long after Mary appears many still do
                                    not open their hearts to see what
                                    message she comes to deliver.

                                But the message is really a lot of Jesus'
                                    messages also like this message
                                    He gave to Father Carter.



~ 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)

end of July 31, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter



~ October 13, 1994 ~

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

end of October 13, 1994 message



Shepherds of Christ Prayers
as given to Father Carter


August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:             It is a calling.

                               Because others have not responded I can only 
                                do what I can to get them to hear the message.

                                Think of all that would have happened if
                                    people would have obeyed the
                                    message in 1995 that Mary gave
                                    or obeyed the message she gave at Fatima.

                                It takes a lot of grace to change hearts.

                        That is why it is so important we do 
                            what Jesus told Father Carter and
                            pray the prayers He has attached
                            so much grace to,

                            and pray the morning offering.





                               We are dealing with God.

                                If I would have listened to a lot of the people in 
                                    1994 - and not the message 
                                    so much would not have happened.

                                God sent Father Carter and he believed, he
                                    helped me, he was present when Mary
                                    appeared every day, daily in the beginning. He said,
                                    Jesus and Mary told him to come.

                                Here is an important statement.

                                    We cannot change our course of action

                                        when God is telling us to do something

                                        because others say we are crazy.

                                The devil uses all kinds of tactics to stop us.

                                When Jesus gave me a light once and I saw so
                                    clearly the real picture, I cried because
                                    I was so afraid and hadn't done more
                                    to spread His message.

                                When we stand before Him on that last day He
                                    will say
                                            "Where are your children?"

                                    How will we answer to how we spread
                                        His message to everyone?

                                    I am a messenger, If I don't spread the message
                                        I am held accountable for all those
                                        that were not touched because I didn't 
                                        do what I was supposed to.



Ezekiel 3: 18-21

    If I say to someone wicked, "You will die," and you do not warn this person; if you do not speak to warn someone wicked to renounce evil and so save his life, it is the wicked person who will die for the guilt, but I shall hold you responsible for that death. If, however, you do warn someone wicked who then fails to renounce wickedness and evil ways, the wicked person will die for the guilt, but you yourself will have saved your life. When someone upright renounces uprightness to do evil and I set a trap for him, it is he who will die; since you failed to warn him, he will die for his guilt, and the uprightness he practised will no longer be remembered; but I shall hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you warn someone upright not to sin and this person does not sin, such a one will live, thanks to your warning, and you too will have saved your life.’



August 23, 2001 continues

Messenger:             I want to write of the heights of heaven, but satan
                                    wants us focused on ourselves and all our
                                                problems and getting bogged down so 
                                        we never even see into a higher realm
                                        of things.

                                Many times he tries to tempt people
                                    in their thought. Some people think others
                                    are thinking ill thoughts of them and the
                                    person isn't thinking that at all, they  
                                    are loving them.

                                We have to guard against judging what others
                                    are thinking. How do we really know?
                                    Many children growing up in dysfunctional
                                    homes did not receive the love and acceptance
                                    they needed. They are constantly seeking it in

                                Many times children in dysfunctional homes had
                                    to scan the situation to see how  
                                    mom or dad were acting because
                                    they may have been addicted to alcohol 
                                    or something else and acted erratically.

                                We have to fight against thoughts in which we
                                    think others are judging us or not liking
                                    us, Do we really know what others are

                                When we think someone is thinking negatively
                                    about us, we may be pleasantly
                                    surprised when they tell us how
                                    much they admire us and want to
                                    help us.
                                Are our thoughts about others all black and white. 
                                Sometimes we like others deeper than at other times.  

                                But in many dysfunctional homes, children
                                    were taught that in a moment they weren't
                                    lovable anymore. The tides can turn quickly
                                    in dysfunctional homes. 

                                When you really love someone, you may not
                                    like something they say or do, but
                                    that isn't the end of the

                                Children in dysfunctional homes, learn
                                    "all or nothing" behavior many 

                                Here is the apostle note I sent to the apostles

                                "Dear Apostles,

                                    I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in 
                                  love.  All different hearts, all different ways
                                  of looking at things, but we want one thing, 
                                  to look at everything the way Jesus wants
                                  us to, look at things from His Heart, love like
                                  His Heart, identify with Him. We need to be
                                  tender and pure in our hearts like Jesus and 
                                  Mary, to truly love with all our hearts.
                                  We want to see ourselves as a family filled
                                  with love, this doesn't mean we are free
                                  of problems, it means we love Jesus
                                  so much and we want to love like Him.

                                    This Movement is about love. It is about
                                renewal. It is about truth.
                                    We want to spread the Blood of Jesus over
                                all, consecrate their hearts, cast the devil
                                far away and ask for a special outpouring
                                of the Holy Spirit.  Please pray
                                for all servants, handmaids, apostles and
                                everyone that touches the movement.
                                We are at battle. The only thing that will
                                help us to win is to be like Jesus wants us
                                to be. Our arms are our hearts filled with
                                love. We are soldiers, we are at war, we 
                                fight for His army and the Reign of His
                                Sacred Heart.

                                    May the love of Jesus fill our hearts with
                                fire as we march into battle today, 
                                united as an army wherever we are.

                                    IT IS LOVE I SPEAK OF !!!!

                                Please pray for all our special intensions."
                                            - pray for B & M
                                                        -   B & R 
                                            -Priestly Newsletter Book II
- Fr. Mike
                                                        - all priests touching the movement in
                                                            any way.
                                                        - people with special needs
                                                        -All S of C intensions
                                                        - Pray for funds
                                                        - Cleanup
                                                        - our families
                                                        - nursing home program
                                                        - School Rosary program

                                                                    I love you,

                                                                        the messenger 

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