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August 26, 2011

August 27th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period II.

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                August 26, 2011

From June 5, 2011 Rosary transcribed from a tape

Jesus: ...When I look to the earth in many places, there is so much challenging of authority, there is satan trying to tear down the structures. There is children rebelling against parents. There are people that are not working as one. There is disobedience to the commandments. There is challenging and arguing and lies among people in politics, that made My Heart bleed, as I walked in the bitter passion. I suffered for these sins. I know the motives of your hearts. I have called you to respond to My love, to love one another, and to show to the world what it is to be a Christian, that they will say - you will know that they are Christians by their love, by their love, by their unity.

    People in marriages can fight back and forth, and back and forth, and when they decide that they will start working together in love, they can't believe that they ever had pity pot issues before. One acting in selfishness against the other, one trying to dominant the other. The more you give into yourselves when you are acting according to the deadly sins, the more you will continue to act that way. And you will rob yourself of life, that is why they are called deadly sins. And tell yourself to protect yourself, against what God is calling you to do, not to do it, that is coming from satan.

Song: I have called you by name you are mine says the Lord etc.

Jesus: I have given you a call in your vocation to serve Me and to help build the Kingdom. When you do other things, your heart is in misery.

Jesus: Your heart will be in great happiness living according to your vocation the plan of the Father, doing His Hill, seeking His will, wanting His will and acting in love as you do it. The more you give in to the negativity and deadly sins, the harder your journey will become, for God created you with a purpose, and all of your stubbornness will not change His Plan.

Jesus: You see what happened when Eve rebelled against the Father.

Jesus: It is pride that blocks you from knowing more and more about God. Your whole life is lived, you were created to know, love and serve God. And yet satan tells you, you know it all. How can that be right? Be in competition, you know more than somebody else, so why you are thinking of this competition, you are closing yourself down, instead of being open to the gifts that I want to give you.

Jesus: It is the 5th. And so I can say to you, for 17 years I have called this day for prayer.

Sing: I Come to you with greatest love


Mary: Reach out, my children, I am Mary your Mother. Come to my Immaculate Heart. Pray to the Holy Spirit, that He will enlighten your hearts, that you will know more the plan of the Father and that you will follow it with a heart that is pure and loving, that you will live your life to know, love and serve God more, with your whole heart, your whole soul and you whole being and to love your neighbor as yourself. I am the perfect spouse of the Lamb, for I pleased God in serving Him. I am the singular vessel. I am the daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, the spouse of the Holy Spirit. But for you to know how to be the spouse of the Lamb, if you go to my Immaculate Heart, you will know for I will teach you. I will teach you the ways of the Heart of my Son, that you will be more intimately united to Jesus. His Heart is on fire for love of you. Listen to me for I tell you the truth.

R. Dear Mary, we pray through your powerful intercession, the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater, that the Holy Spirit will fill us and that we will see more through the eyes of the Father, the plan of the Father, that we will be healed more and more as the grace of God fills us, and the grace is given to us to cooperate with the grace, to make God all that He should be in our heart, that we live our lives giving our will to God instead of trying to control, and tell Him what we want. Help us to live our vocation, more ardently than ever before knowing that everything that we do affects so many people and the plan of the Father, for the souls of the earth, for the souls in purgatory. Help us to have a wider vision, wider and wider every day, as we are filled more abundantly with God's life, with His grace. And we come to that place of quiet inside knowing the presence of Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwelling in us in a special way in our graced, baptized soul...

Jesus: ...Right now, I want you to focus on death and resurrection. On looking into your heart right now and saying - Yes, they told me that. They said oh that was not good that I did that, but instead I got mad and I didn't listen. And then I did it again and again and again and again. And the people that I live with said the same thing that, that really isn't nice, but I didn't listen, because I just didn't want anybody telling me what to do. Do you know, child, that the decisions that you make can hurt your relation with Me and others?

    How is it that you prepare for all of these incidental things, but tell yourself when you know, that the same thing keeps hitting you in the face, by different people saying the same thing, that there is something that needs addressing there. Do you really want to prepare for that day when you will leave, and you want that reward that is promised to those who love and serve the Lord? I call you to be accountable and responsible for those things in your lives, in which you are hurting your relationship with God and with others.

    But it takes faith. It takes love. It takes wanting the purity of the hearts, so that your heart is more and more like the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It takes listening to the Holy Spirit, that is not telling you, like the devil does, you did everything wrong — you either did everything wrong or you did everything right. That's not truth. You did this right and this right and this right and this right, but you need to fix that one there. What you do affects others. If you look at Eve you see that what she did affected everybody after that.

    This is a wake up call. It was a wake up call in these days before the feast of Pentecost to give your heart and your life to God, to quit the controlling, the plans, the prodding, all of the things that you tell yourselves, when you are busy, busy, busy, and not even leaving a little space to be alone, and to let the Holy Spirit move in your heart. To not do the examination of conscience daily, that you will know that you are praising your God, thanking your God, loving your God, checking your spiritual pulse, to see that if you are in desolation, that you are not acting in that desolation, in anger, in provoking people, in jealousies and then telling yourself when you know that the jealousy came over you, the boredom, that you went out and started a little fire. It's called letting go and wanting only God's will in your life.

R. The Resurrection. Jesus died so that we could live more fully His life of resurrection that begins here below. It's not saying now I'm 40, 50 and here I am, and I have arrived. It's saying now I'm getting closer to that day of final departure from the earth, that I need to plan for the most. How is my heart? Have I examined my conscience and see that I caused disharmony where there is to be unity, as a body of people working together, and no matter what, that could never happen, because I give into the old habits of making sure there is always somebody that we should look at. Unity means that all are working with hearts like the handmaid, Mary, preparing for that day of departure from the earth as if it could come tomorrow. Being accountable and responsible for your actions, and more than ever, taking the time to know that place in your heart, where the Father, Son and Holy Spirit truly dwell in the graced, baptized soul in great light.

Jesus: I want to fill you now, so that you will know this place, and that your planning is not that, oh yes that day is coming when I will depart from the life, but I don't ever see myself as doing anything wrong. Why go to purgatory if you can prepare and go to heaven?

Jesus: What about the people that are watching you now and saying, this is how they act when they are Christians. But you're not acting as I would act. What about those messages that you give, that should be those where people would say — We know they are Christians by their love — by their love, by their unity, by their desire to give honor and glory to God, to serve God, to do it with a motive of pleasing the Father, not having the ulterior motive of getting affection, or power or riches for oneself, because of feeling left out, or not good enough. Reality is, you are good enough, you were created by God. You are good enough. You sinned, but you are good enough. And you must make amends for your sins. You must tell God that you are sorry. You must act appropriately when you have caused damage to others.

    My child, follow in My footsteps, that you will die to these very ways that can be nooses later, that can block your way, when you want to die and go straight to heaven. Pray for the grace to live more the resurrection in your life. I came forth from the tomb victorious, glistening in white. Child, you are enough. I did it for you. But you sinned. Tell the truth, that you will change the bad habits and thank God for all the gifts that He has produced in this world through you. You were created by God the Father for a purpose — to give, to love, and to be loved by others. Do not give into satan who comes when you are bored, when you are tired, when you are hungry, and like the old choo-choo, comes not with a car of coal, but a car of jealousies, pride, anger and emptiness — searching for his prey...

Jesus: The Father created you uniquely special with a purpose. No one can give the love to God or to others that you can give. Focus on this, My child. You are so precious to God.

Jesus: Pray to be all that the Father wants you to be, that you will give the unique contribution that He has called you to, in the way you love, in the talents that you have, in the gifts given in unity with others in the helping to build My Kingdom. You have been chosen by God. Say 'yes' to being so special.

Jesus: Put aside pride and jealousies and anger. Put aside those things that are traps for you, and remember Eve and her pride in the garden, and how all suffered because of her sin. Pray to the Holy Spirit to help you to see with eyes unveiled, how you are to be more and more in My image and likeness.

Sing: And they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love etc.

R. And Christ rose from the dead to show us the victory. The victory is in Him. The victory is in living more the virtuous life. The victory is not giving into the deadly sins or the wounded human nature, or listening to the conversations of satan, telling us that we are not loved by others, and therefore, we should seek to get affections, or power or credit from others to make us feel better. The deal is, we were created by God and He loves us so much, but we are all sinners, and to live that life of resurrection more fully, we must be accountable for our actions. Look at our motives. How are our motives? Are they done because we know it's God's will and we love Him. Or are they done because we are feeling some kind of deficiency in trying to control, trying to fill ourselves up for what we are telling ourselves that is not even the truth, because it's a lie from satan. We are enough. God has called us to His service. Let us move steadfastly ahead and go out of ourselves, and not give-in to those caved-in habits, that the devil wants us to have, self-pity, self-centeredness, when we need to focus on that place, knowing that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within our graced, baptized soul... 

R. ...And He wants us to love and forgive and to move on. He wants us to walk in His footsteps, and He shows us how He was whipped, crowned with thorns. He stood in a puddle of His own blood at the pillar, as they tore His flesh and He didn't do anything. He did it because of our sins. And we want Him to forgive us for what we have done. He shows us He loved us so much that He allowed His flesh to be torn, His head to be crowned with thorns and He didn't do anything. He took flesh. He died on the cross, hung there for 3 agonizing hours for our sins.

    He knows everything. He knows our motive, He knows why we do what we do. He knows when we are not nice. It's not between me and you and if this happened to me and that happened to you, then who is right and who is wrong. He knows the very nook and cranny of our heart to the greatest detail. It is in that purity in our heart that we are one in Him and thus empowered - empowered - because of our oneness with Him, to serve Him in this world today, that is in so need of our response, that Fr. Carter talks about in the Response in Christ and the Response to God's Love books. So we can put those books all over the world, but we ourselves are not responding in love, because of jealousies, and anger, and unforgiveness, and all of the things that we kind of like close our eyes, look away and say I'm perfect. And then expect everybody else to be perfect while we are not perfect at all, and judge them that way. How can we judge others that they have to be perfect, when we are not perfect ourselves. Do we want God to judge us this way? It's time to sing the song - And They call us Christians by our love.

Jesus: And I forgave you. I forgave you over and over and over again. Freedom is in doing the Father's will. Freedom is in seeing through the eyes of God, the reality that you need to see. Not in lying about defects in your heart or motives of jealousies or anger. But the freedom is in cleaning out the trash and praying that you hearts are made pure, in dying to the things that keep you from truly that intimacy, that I want with you, My beloved, precious sou

Jesus: What are your actions based on? Are they based on your feelings? Are they based on what others have done to you? Are they based on the will of God? In doing what you know God is asking you to do in suffering and in joy, because when you say 'no' to that part of the plan, that the Father wants to implement, there's a whole house full of cards, like ripples on a pond, that are being affected by the poor judgment of doing other things than the Father's will.

R. And I saw this, that the first commandment tells us that we have to put God first in our life. But what satan wants to do through his trickery and deception is for some way to get us to plan out our own life. To tell ourselves that we are hurt because of something, and then to decide that our hurt feelings are more important that putting God first in our life. We can cripple ourselves up, spiritually, by trying to run our own life. And He is watching. He is watching us. He is talking to us. He is telling us in the Blue Books about His love, message after message after message, raising us up. When we listen to satan we don't go up, when we are basing our actions on jealousy, anger, seeking dominance for dominance sake, lust, food, whatever it is, we don't go up. They are deadly sins. But it doesn't only hurt us. It hurts the work that God wants to do through us to build the Kingdom. . . .

Jesus: And I said that I want you to go out into the world and to spread the Good News, but you must live the Word yourselves. It's not like words that you talk about. It's like really loving God and loving others as yourself. It's about reading St. Paul and doing what you are being told in there. It is about living in unity. It is about knowing about the oneness that the Father and I have, and the love that We have for you, and that God dwells in a special way in the graced, baptized soul. It is about telling, that Good News, for satan does not want you to do that. So many make their own bed and then lay in it, and it is a bed of sorrow that they made by listening to the true reality, as it is, seen through the eyes of God. But a false reality, that they have formed by listening more and more to the evil ones, who wants you to lose your focus, who wants you to be sad and bowed down, who wants you to fear, who wants you to say 'no' to your vocation, who wants you to say you have to protect yourself from the very thing that God is calling you to do, because it is threatening.

Jesus: For satan tells you what is wrong is right, and what is right is wrong. As Eve in the garden that thought she would be equal to God — you do not know it all. Your whole life is lived to grow in greater knowledge of God, to come with that docility rather than to come like you know it all, and block the availability that I am trying to give to you, to teach you about Myself. If you knew it all, if you were without sin — then why did I come and die for your sins?

Jesus: Go out to the far ends of this earth and spread the Good News, through your prayers. Unite more deeply with your heavenly Father, with Me in the Holy Spirit, that your life will be lived in helping to build My Kingdom, not in being afraid of your shadow.

R. And they were transformed from fear to fearlessness, and they went into the world to spread the good news, and today the Bishops, the descendent of the Apostles, bring to us this great gift that God has given to us, and been passed down through the centuries. Oh God, You are so good to us. Why with such great gifts that we are given, do we fall into the trap, but why did Eve fall into the trap, too? Because of pride. Because of the deadly sins. Because of jealousies. Never, Jesus says, act in desolation, because that is what the devil wants. He wants you to be sad, bored, irritated, and then go and do something that drives us from deeper intimacy with God and hurts a lot of people, because we are saying 'no' to the building of the Kingdom.

R. And the first sin in the scriptures is Eve disobeying God out of pride, wanting to be equal to God.

end of excerpt from rosary


                August 26, 2011

                R. St. Paul — 1st letter to the
                    St. Paul at the end of
                        this letter
                        encourages us to holiness —
                        to be pure —

1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8

    Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus; we instructed you how to live in the way that pleases God, and you are so living; but make more progress still. You are well aware of the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.

    God wills you all to be holy. He wants you to keep away from sexual immorality, and each one of you to know how to control his body in a way that is holy and honourable, not giving way to selfish lust like the nations who do not acknowledge God. He wants nobody at all ever to sin by taking advantage of a brother in these matters; the Lord always pays back sins of that sort, as we told you before emphatically. God called us to be holy, not to be immoral in other words, anyone who rejects this is rejecting not human authority, but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.


                Rejoice in the Lord you just —


Psalm 97: 1-2, 5-6, 10, 11-12

Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice, 
the many isles be glad! 
Cloud, black cloud enfolds him, 
saving justice and judgement the foundations of his throne.

The mountains melt like wax, 
before the Lord of all the earth. 
The heavens proclaim his saving justice, 
all nations see his glory.

Yahweh loves those who hate evil,
he keeps safe his faithful,
rescues them from the clutches of the wicked.

Light dawns for the upright, 
and joy for honest hearts. 
Rejoice in Yahweh, you who are upright, 
praise his unforgettable holiness.


                Song: I Am a God of Justice


Matthew 25: 1-13

Parable of the ten wedding attendants

Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding attendants took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, though they took their lamps, took no oil with them, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “Look! The bridegroom! Go out and meet him.” Then all those wedding attendants woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other attendants arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said, “open the door for us.” But he replied, “In truth I tell you, I do not know you.” So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.


                R. Paul is writing to Thessalonians —
                    telling them not to be immoral —
                    In Leviticus — God says


Leviticus 19: 2

    ..."Be holy, for I, Yahweh your God, am holy.


                R. Holy Means set apart —
                    not like the crowd —

                Parable of the 10 virgins

               Bridegroom would go
                    to the house of the
                    bride —
                Oil is symbol of something
                    you can't give to
                    somebody else —

                Like somebody who studies in school —
                    they have to take their own test —
                    they can't give knowledge on
                    a test to somebody else

                Jesus says — we have to be ready —
                    preparing is what God
                        calls us to, a lot —
                    preparing for a wedding is
                        something we prepare for —

                We are always ready —
                    preparing for the day
                        when this life ends —
                    always preparing to be
                        ready to meet Him,
                        when He comes —

                We need God's help in our
                    lives —
                    We pray for the Church leaders —
                    For all of us so we are
                        ready to stand before
                        the Lord —
                    For those facing diseases and
                        praying for God's
                        healing touch —

                    Praying for those in the path
                        of Irene —

                    Praying for those with cancer
                        and terminal illness—

                    Oh God give us the grace
                        to humbly say we are
                        sorry and
                        not add sin to sin by
                        seeing ourselves as unable
                        to ever admit we sinned
                        and hurting our soul

                Jesus says: Lift up your hearts —

                R. God we thank You for Your gifts
                    God we love You —
                    God we adore You —

                By the Precious Body and Blood of Jesus we are saved —
                Help us to be prepared to meet You —
                Help us to prepare by seeing our
                    sins and having real sorrow
                    for offending You —

                Not lie about how our sins
                    offend You —

                Not act like we have not sinned
                    when we sin —

                Not be disobedient to those
                    over us

                Not be jealous of those over
                    us when God has blessed
                    us through them and we need
                    to be grateful, not heap
                    sin upon sin because
                    of our prideful hearts —


The 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.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


                Song: A Song from Jesus

                R. Jesus is the Savior and we need
                    to be saved — we are
                    all sinners —
                    God knows our sins!!
                    Jesus suffered for our sins!!

                Jesus: To be filled up with unforgiveness,
                anger and pride means you have
                to be rigid to control yourselves and
                show everyone your 'perfect
                image' —
                controlling the 'pot of anger' —
                if you do something wrong
                rather than quickly asking
                for forgiveness —
                You are more angry —
                It goes to your core —
                that you were shown otherwise;
                not being able to stand before others looking weak —
                So you strike out in anger,
                    punishment, wrath,
                    You are your god —

                The humble man wants
                    unity — he has not raised
                    himself to such
                    perfect heights and the
                    humble man is genuinely sorry when
                    he sins — thoughtful of others —
                    not thoughtless or
                    focused on themselves

                The humble man asks for forgiveness
                    wanting to repent and restore the relationship.

                Love is about relationship —
                Love is about mending the fence —
                    not tearing down the whole
                    fence because of anger —

                When I call will you be prepared.

                In love you lose a loved one,
                But they come home to an
                    eternal reward far greater
                    than you know for those
                    who loved and served the Lord

                Love is giving with a heart
                    of love — not to prove you
                    are great and when you fail
                    you pull the rug out from
                    the person you gave to —

                Give to serve Me, not yourself —
                    not for your vain glory —

                Love because you are likened
                    to Me — I gave My all —
                    I died for your sins —
                    I was crowned with thorns
                        for your pride

                Now babies are taught obedience —
                    to obey rules — to admit
                    they are imperfect human
                    beings — to say they are
                    sorry — to love after they
                    sin because they repent and
                    are restored in love in their
                    relationship with Me and others —

                Love is giving —
                Humility is truth —

                A dog was wounded and when the
                    vet came — the dog
                    wanted to bite him —

                Those who are wounded and
                    filled up with darkness —
                    want to strike out at
                    others —

                Love is giving for the sake
                    of building the Kingdom —
                    doing God's will —

                Being obedient —
                Being meek —

                Not a pot ready to go off —
                    because it is full —


                Jesus: You try to judge Me and what love
                is by your hard imperfect
                hearts — like the men who made me
                stand trial and put me to death —

                    If you do, you don't really learn
                about the tenderness of
                God's love

                    A man who doesn't
                work in loving relationships
                may learn very little
                about giving and taking and
                when I sweat blood in
                the garden —
                You cannot ever comprehend
                what the love of My
                Heart in such purity
                endured for love of
                you and your sins and
                your stilted heart —

                    Instead of learning
                more about My love —
                you can punish, provoke and
                abuse others when you
                are jealousy and angry
                in your heart, lustful,
                prideful and acting in
                your impurities —
                Your anger pierced My
                Heart — Your division
                made Me bleed and when
                I tried to teach you about
                the unity I want with
                Me and your brothers
                you fought Me to prove
                your jealous divided
                heart is right — and it is not —
                You hurt others with
                    your divided ways
                    then justify your
                    hatred, anger and
                    sin —

                I am love —

                These hard hearts
                    are not like
                    My Heart of love

                Song: Give Me Your Heart oh Jesus

                Jesus: Don't justify your
                abuse —

                To wish to have forgiveness of
                    sin, means you are
                    sorry for your

                You do not justify yourself for sinning —

                Lies —

                Satan is the father of lies —

                These sins you commit,
                    your lies divide
                    you from Me and others
                    That is the truth —

                No matter how many
                    lies you tell yourself and
                    abuse to convince
                    somebody of your
                    lies — sin is sin —
                    repentance is what will
                    make you close to Me —

                Saying you are sorry —
                    means you are
                    sorry —
                    Not trying to justify yourself
                        for sinning

                A man killing someone
                    can give you a reason —
                    but he sinned —

                A woman killing a baby
                    in abortion had
                    a reason, but she
                    sinned mortally —
                    Sinning is sinning and
                    you are to have sorrow
                    for sin and repent

                Some want to be right
                    in their evil —

                This is not from God

                Lord we have sinned
                against You and we
                    are sorry —
                    help us to be one in
                    mind and heart

                R. Union with the will of God
                    makes us free,
                    When we act against God's
                    will we make ourselves
                    a slave of satan —

                Unity is the purpose of our
                    lives —

                The devil attacks unity —

                Our will should be one with
                    the will of God —

                What is important is the will
                    of God —

                God controls the sun and
                    the stars —

                God controls the air we
                    breathe —

                God controls the universe —

                The very hairs of our head are
                    numbered —

                God knows what will happen
                    tomorrow and when we
                    are one in Him we
                    live to do His will,
                    with His might —
                    in unity —

                If we excuse ourselves
                when we have spoken against
                    His will —
                    It is like Saul —
                    He did not obey and he
                        made excuses why
                        he was right to
                        not kill as he was
                        told, so Saul offered sacrifice
                        instead of obeying
                        because he further
                        would not wait for
                        Samuel as Samuel
                        told him —

                God wants us to do His will —
                God wants us to love, and when we
                    sin to be sorry for
                    the offenses we did to
                    God —

                Satan wants us to sin and
                    tell ourselves what we
                    did was right —
                    Satan lies to turn right to
                    wrong and wrong to right —
                    Satan is the father of lies —

                Our lives are to be lived doing
                    God's will in a good

                 We control ourselves —

                Fr. Carter talks of asceticism
                Fr. Carter talks of discipline —

                St. Ignatius speaks of discernment
                    of spirits

                We are to make God's will our
                    will —

                God is the Creator —
                God is all good —
                God is all loving
                God is all powerful —
                Our freedom lies in
                    telling the truth —

                God wants us to live actively —
                    being one in Him —
                    in the present moment —

                We are to stay focused on Jesus —
                    How Mary and Jesus lived the
                        Father's will —
                    How the Father's will is
                        the rule of heaven —

                Follow in the footsteps of Jesus,
                Not following the way of the world,
                Not doing things to please others,
                Jesus calls us to live in
                    the moment — not to
                    be rigid, guarded, defending ourselves
                    because we have to be right —

                Union doing the will of God makes
                    us free —
                We see Jesus, beaten, bloodied,
                    torn, crowned with thorns,
                    doing the will of God in love —

                God corrects us by those over us —
                God gives us a conscience —
                God gives us the commandments
                    as our moral guide —
                God calls us to do good and
                    avoid evil —
                We can have a true or correct
                    conscience if we make
                    judgments that are true and correct —

               A false conscience can occur
                    if we fail to see sin
                    where sin actually exists —
                    the conscience is lax —

                Also a false conscience can
                    find sin where there
                    is none —

                We seek to have a true
                    conscience — one rooted
                    in truth — correct judgments

                We can choose an action —
                    We should choose by
                        our conscience and
                        want to follow
                        God's commandments
                        with our whole heart
                        making good judgments —

                We are to examine our conscience —
                    examining our conscience
                    at least once a day —
                    twice if we are a religious,
                    or want to follow God —
                    See how God has blessed us —
                    Thank Him for His blessings
                    See if we are in desolation —

                An infant does not have
                    the age of reason — etc.

                We should seek a certain conscience,
                    not lax, not false,
                    but true —

                Laws are how God formed
                    the rules of nature —

                We act by God's will to be
                    more and more likened to
                    Him —

                God has elevated our human nature
                    in baptism —

                An act to be good, must
                    be good in its nature —
                    It's purpose

                A husband loving his wife is a good
                    act —

                People dealing with those they
                    live with are to be
                    loving, kind, not try to
                    provoke, treat people cold and
                    make them mad or disrespect
                    and abuse them

                Hating a person by nature
                    is bad.

                Going to Mass to love God is
                    good —

                If we go and we are trying
                    to look holy before men,
                    or make people see how
                    angry we are —
                    it is bad —

                A doctor is to try to help
                    a person get well —

                A spiritual person to help others
                    to grow spiritually —

                The circumstances for an act
                    are to be good —

                We are to have a good intention
                    toward others for why
                    we act —

                Once baptized,
                We want to stay in the state
                    of grace —

                To get to heaven we must
                    love and follow God's rule —


Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'


                R. Faith — to see God's Plan
                            to believe God

                Hope  we trust God's promises —
                            we act to try to
                            get to heaven

                Charity — There by how we
                            are one in God
                            God is love


1 Corinthians 13: 8

Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with.   

                R. Prudence — to judge rightly —
                    what will be an advantage
                    to our soul —

                Justice — giving others what
                    is their do —

                God first
                    (1) adoration
                    (2) gratitude
                    (3) love
                    (4) reverence
                    (5) reparation
                    (6) enthusiasm for what
                        He calls us to do —
                    (7) honesty
                    (8) constancy —
                    (9) cheerfulness
                    (10) truthfulness
                    (11) order
                    (12) courtesy sincerity

                Obedience — loyalty
                    doing God's will

                Fortitude — strong to do
                    good when others are
                    sinning — constancy,
                    endurance, faithfulness,

                    moderation when it
                    comes to pleasures —
                    sound reason —

                Humility — truth

                Meekness — mildness
                    not combatal —
                    self-mastery —

                Deadly Sins

                Anger — quarreling, fighting
                    hatred etc.

                Gluttony — giving into food
                    liking food more than God —

                We need moderation and temperance

                Envy — discontent
                    uneasiness because of others'
                        accomplishments and
                        good fortune

                    even hatred
                    desire to have equal
                        what friend has
                    Sadness and acting out
                        on another who
                        has talents and good

                Envy leads to hatred and other
                    sins —

                Envy is because of
                    selfishness, pride

                God wants a loving heart,
                    brotherly love

                Slothfulness — laziness —
                    Neglects one's duties

                We should be diligent in
                    our duties for God —

                Pride — love of self over God —
                    serving ourselves more
                    than God

                God calls us to humility —

                Covetousness —
                    Jealousy towards others'

                We offend God by the smallest
                    sin to lie to ourselves
                    about our sins —
                    hurts us the most —
                    our union with God

                God wants us to be united
                    NOT DIVIDED


Exodus 20: 2-5 

‘I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt, where you lived as slaves.

   ‘You shall have no other gods to rival me.

   ‘You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven above or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth.

   ‘You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God and I punish a parent’s fault in the children, the grandchildren, and the great–grandchildren among those who hate me;


1 Corinthians 10: 12

Everyone, no matter how firmly he thinks he is standing, must be careful he does not fall.


                R. God is love

                God gave us gifts at
                    baptism —
                    elevating our knowing
                    and loving capacity —

                    God gives us a
                        sharing in His
                        life at baptism

                God outpours His grace
                    in the sacraments

                VIRTUES — Good habits

                VICES — Bad habits


John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.


Apostles Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


Holy Spirit Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love, who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.


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


From the Priestly Newsletter Book III - 2000 Issue 3 p. 44-45

The Father's Will for Us  - Our Source of Peace

  • Pope John Paul II instructs us: "The Church, as a reconciled and reconciling community, cannot forget that at the source of her gift and mission of reconciliation is the initiative, full of compassionate love and mercy, of that God who is love (see 1 John 4:8) and who out of love created human beings (see Wisdom 11:23-26; Genesis 1:27: Psalms 8:4-8)…He created them so that they might live in friendship with Him and in communion with one another.

"God is faithful to His eternal plan even when man, under the impulse of the evil one (see Wisdom 2:24) and carried away by his own pride, abuses the freedom given to him in order to love and generously seek what is good, and (instead) refuses to obey his Lord and Father. God is faithful even when man, instead of responding with love to God’s love, opposes Him and treats Him like a rival, deluding himself and relying on his own power, with the resulting break of relationship with the One who created him. In spite of this transgression on man’s part, God remains faithful in love.

"It is certainly true that the story of the Garden of Eden makes us think about the tragic consequences of rejecting the Father, which becomes evident in man’s inner disorder and in the breakdown of harmony between man and woman, brother and brother (see Genesis 3:12 ff; 4:1-16). Also significant is the Gospel parable of the two brothers (the parable of the ‘prodigal son’; see Luke 15:11-32) who, in different ways, distance themselves from their father and cause a rift between them. Refusal of God’s fatherly love and of His loving gifts is always at the root of humanity’s divisions.

"But we know that God…like the father in the parable (of the prodigal son), does not close His heart to any of His children. He waits for them, looks for them, goes to meet them at the place where the refusal of communion imprisons them in isolation and division. He calls them to gather about His table in the joy of the feast of forgiveness and reconciliation.

"This initiative on God’s part is made concrete and manifest in the redemptive act of Christ, which radiates through the world by means of the ministry of the Church." 13

13. Pope John Paul II, as in Celebrate 2000!, Servant Publications, pp. 140-141.


                R. Unity with God's will
                    makes us free —
                    harmony with God


Psalm 145: 17

Upright in all that he does,
Yahweh acts only in faithful love.


John 3: 27

John replied: 

    ‘No one can have anything 
    except what is given him from heaven. 


                Jesus: ABANDON YOURSELF
                    TO MY WILL

                R. Be what God wants —
                Jesus desires husbands
                    to love their wives,
                    their children —

                Jesus desires religious
                    to love Him MOST —
                    to love and be kind
                    to others in


Baruch 3: 14

Learn where knowledge is,
    where strength,
where understanding, and so learn
where length of days is, where life,
where the light of the eyes
    and where peace.

Tobit 14: 10

As soon as you have buried your mother next to me, go the same day, whenever it may be, and do not linger in this country where I see wickedness and perfidy unashamedly triumphant. Consider, my child, all the things done by Nadab to his foster-father Ahikar. Was not Ahikar forced to go underground, though still a living man? But God made the criminal pay for his outrage before his victim's eyes, since Ahikar came back to the light of day, while Nadab went down to everlasting darkness in punishment for plotting against Ahikar's life. Because of his good works Ahikar escaped the deadly snare Nadab had laid for him, and Nadab fell into it to his own ruin.


                R. What does God want of

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
p. 12

                        23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                        our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.


Galatians 2: 19-20

...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.


                Jesus: Imitate Me in all you do!

                Do your daily duty —
                Do your daily duty in love —
                Cheerful, willingly


Ephesians 5: 2

and follow Christ by loving as he loved you, giving himself up for us as an offering and a sweet-smelling sacrifice to God.


Romans 12: 5

in the same way, all of us, though there are so many of us, make up one body in Christ, and as different parts we are all joined to one another.


St. Ignatius:
"What does it profit a man, if he
gains the whole world, but suffers
the loss of his own soul?"


Ephesians 4: 24

so that you could put on the New Man that has been created on God’s principles, in the uprightness and holiness of the truth.


Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.


 Colossians 1: 15-20

He is the image of the unseen God,
the first–born of all creation,
for in him were created all things
in heaven and on earth:
everything visible
    and everything invisible,
thrones, ruling forces,
    sovereignties, powers—
all things were created through him
    and for him.
He exists before all things
and in him all things hold together,
and he is the Head of the Body,
that is, the Church.

He is the Beginning,
the first–born from the dead,
so that he should be supreme in every way;
because God wanted all fullness
    to be found in him
and through him
    to reconcile all things to him,
everything in heaven
    and everything on earth,
by making peace through his death
    on the cross.


                R. People that are proud — even
                    at the judgment
                    do not want anyone
                    to see their weaknesses
                    or know their sins —

                God gives us confession —
                    examination of conscience
                    to tell ourselves the
                    truth about our sins —
                    to prepare us for heaven

                Jesus was beaten for our pride —
                    crowned with thorns —

                We are here to die to our
                    weaknesses —

                Our attitude can be —
                    nobody ever better see
                    we are sinners and
                    have faults —
                this becomes our god —

                We can forget God suffered
                    for our sins — so we
                    fool no one and
                    hurt ourselves
                    denying the truth

                We hurt our soul denying the
                    truth about our sins.

                We can spend our lives being
                    hardened in our hearts —
                    sinning more in
                    our lies

                The last judgment should
                    never be forgotten —

                When our sins will be
                    brought to light —
                    despite our lives
                    lived to cover it
                    up —

                We should not have a
                    fear to cripple
                    us — like Judas,
                    but in love —
                    hate sin —
                    love truth and

                Not ever want to offend God —
                And be ready to admit
                    our sins so we can
                    be forgiven and
                    restore our relationship
                    in deeper oneness with
                    God —

                We recognize the mercy
                    and justice of God and
                    God loves this
                    and rewards us for this

                Christ will judge us —
                    it behooves us to
                    not offend Him when
                    on earth and lie
                    about it —

                But make Him our
                    best loving friend and
                    love others as ourselves

                God is the Ultimate Mystery —

                Happiness is found in
                    God —

                We want the Vision of God
                We want Freedom
                To live in the Moment —

                Habits of Virtue

                Not bad viceful habits

                pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth

                CAUSE of SIN
                EFFECTS of Sin
                Punishment for Sin —

                Hell is real
                Purgatory is real

                Heaven is real



Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church’s existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God’s own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."14 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.15 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."16

The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

Not only can we be aided by the saints’ intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.17



 14Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
 16Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
 17Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.







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  God's Blue Book I on CD, Disk #1
  God's Blue Book I, Disk #1 Read by author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
  $ 10.00 plus postage


  Mysteries of Light Rosary Book
  Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
  $ 5.00
  plus postage 


  Mysteries of Light Rosary Book
  Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
  $ 5.00
 plus postage 


  Apostle's Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
  $ 20.00  

 Apostles Manual. About the Movement - the structure of the Movement — All Ministries - from the time 3 months before Mary appeared in Clearwater and 3 months after. Rosaries of the 13ths, Fr. Carter's Newsletters. Messages from God the Father — Reaching the priests, the Church, the schools and the world. $20

 Songs From Jesus
  Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
  $ 3.00  

Songs from Jesus Songbook. These loving songs were given from Jesus. So beautiful — Love Songs from Jesus of His love - helping us have pure and loving hearts. $3


Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
  Holy Spirit Novena by: Rita Ring
  $ 1.00
  plus postage

 Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1


  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00
 plus postage

  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Colorea 1 thru 5
  las vidas de Jesϊs y Marνa (recibido el Imprimαtur)
  $ 5.00 each plus postage 


  Para Comprender Mejor La Santa Misa
  Una Jornada Hacia el Corazσn de Jesϊs
  $ 10.00  


  Meditaciones del Rosario
  para Pequenos y Ancianos
  $ 10.00  



Fr. Joe Robinson

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00 plus postage

Guiding Light homily series - Steadfast to the Son - Cycle A — The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul - Cycle C — In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word - Cycle B — At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts
Inspiring Homilies covering partial year of Cycle A by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 5.00 plus postage

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts. - Cycle A (partial) Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10

Fr. Edward J. Carter
Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00  plus postage

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13-29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 - Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ - Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest  
$ 10.00  plus postage

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.) — One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life — From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book—and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00  plus postage

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00  plus postage

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50
 plus postage

Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.



Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00  plus postage

Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #1 - CD. - Christ is Our Strength - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our-selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 2
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00
 plus postage

Priestly Newsletter - 2000 #2 - CD. - Suffering: A Source of Life - Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. Fr. Carter knew suffering that year. His voice is so powerful as he read each Newsletter from his heart and soul. "Every man has his own share in the redemption. Each one is also called to share in that suffering through which the redemption was accomplished. He is called to share in that suffering through which all human suffering has also been redeemed. In bringing about the redemption through suffering, Christ has also raised human suffering to the level of the redemption. Thus each man in his suffering can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ..." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10

Light, Happiness, & Peace
Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00 plus postage

This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into the spiritual life — an awakening of deeper life IN HIM. Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book. Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City “I am sure that this book, Light, Happiness and Peace through a discussion on traditional Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.” $10

In Imitation of Two Hearts
Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

In Imitation of Two Hearts - Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts - the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini - help the person suffering to know more deeply the pascal mystery of death/resurrection. President of the Pontifical Council for Health $10

Authenticity - Prayers and Meditations Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Authenticity, the Yellow Book of prayers by Fr. John Pasquini, can lead the soul into deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, can lead to greater love of Mary which leads to the unitive life and greater holiness. The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini is to help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life. Apostolic Nuncio – Archbishop – Philippines “With Authenticity, much is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.” $10

Medicine of Immortality
Prayers and Meditations for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

“In Medicine of Immortality, Father John Pasquini offers his readers the richness of Catholic devotional prayer, the wisdom of the Fathers and, most of all, the fruits of his own prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their love for the Lord, who sustains the life of His Church through the precious gift of His Body and Blood.” Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago $10

Ecce Fides
Pillar of Truth - Dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Ecce Fides is a work dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit. "It is important that we (as people of God) return to the source of life, our faith, which is usefully exposed in this volume, and take it out to our contemporaries, evangelizing them and their cultures and inculturating the Gospel." Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters
Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini

$ 35.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ, a book of Spirituality Newsletters, is a compilation of the first nine newsletters from Fr. John J. Pasquini begining in August 2006. The Newsletter has been circulated to the priests and hierarchy spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, promoting love for the Eucharist, greater love for the Church, the Priesthood, Mary and the Holy Spirit, the Mass, Prayer, and greater intimate relationship with God. $35

Authenticity Ocean DVD
The Authenticity Prayer Book is read with the Ocean as a backdrop.
$ 10.00  plus postage

DVD - Prayers from the Authenticity Book read by Rita Ring on the ocean — it is beautiful. 410

Nursing Home Mass DVD
A special mass by Fr. John J. Pasquini for those in nursing homes or homebound.
$ 10.00  plus postage

DVD - A beautiful Mass was done by Fr. John J. Pasquini for Nursing homes and assisted living. It was done at St. Joseph's magnificent chapel — St. Joseph's assisted living in Jupiter, Florida. It last about 33 minutes. We call it the golden Nursing Home Mass from St. Joseph's. $10

Consolation DVD
Give this DVD as a sympathy present.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Consolation by Fr. John J. Pasquini — upon the passing of a loved one. Fr. Pasquini has done a beautiful gift of his most wonderful homily given when someone dear has died. It can be given as a tremendous gift. $10

Divine Mercy Chaplet CD
Give this DVD as a gift.
$ 10.00  plus postage

Divine Mercy Chaplet CD. Prayed by Fr. John J. Pasquini $10

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$ 150.00 plus shipping
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Crucifix with incredible detail!
$ 750.00 plus shipping
Imitation of Two Hearts
Giclee Art Print on Canvas
$ 150.00 plus shipping
Lucia's Vision
Giclee Art Print on Canvas by Harold Kellner
$ 150.00 plus shipping
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  12 x 16
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  $ 200.00
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  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
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  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
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