Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.
We acknowledge that the final authority regarding
August 29th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for August 29th are the Mysteries of Light.
Retreat in China
September 10th - 13th
Celebrate September 11th
praying in China
Pray every hour and 1/2 hour if possible
for our needs
Use the Infant Novena
Novena to the Infant of Prague
(to be prayed hourly if possible)
O Jesus, who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.
O Jesus, who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted.
O Jesus, who said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.
We take credit cards.
August 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
Messenger: The Titanic the "unsinkable ship"
Do we look at our lives like this
Jesus used the Ark with Noah
The Ark saved Noah, his family
and the animals.
Is our Church the Ark?
See the pillars
The Virgin Mary
The pope is at the helm of
August 28, 2005 message continues
Beneath the sea is life even though
we may be unaware of it.
Above the clouds there may be
stars we do not see.
Beneath our skin is a beautiful
network of things which function
that keeps us alive — yet we do not
see our heart beat, a woman does
not see the egg inside that may someday
be a beautiful human being.
Mystery is all around us, but we
could see matter and know it is true —
the stars are, the fish are creatures of
the sea, the egg real inside the woman
that can become her baby some day.
We are so pompous, Jesus says, and
prideful in our ignorant ways acting
like we know everything.
A man working on the tiniest pieces
of a model ship, put in each piece with such
precision, carefully laying one in its proper
order next to the other, one morning after years
of work on a particular model an earthquake
occurred and his little ship was wrecked
as he worked in his hands.
My people I watch you build your fancy
jacuzzis and put in all the "jets" and
decorations of the most magnificent baths,
fancy windows in southern Florida so
very much money above and below the sea,
yachts and all your boats and homes.
The time is spent in pleasure and game,
I sent your Mother to you in the sunny
state of Florida, she appeared Our Lady
clothed with the sun, Mary of Miracles.
As she appeared the Pope declared the
mysteries of light. Mother of Miracles —
I give you My site in Florida, My waters
of miracles, My Jesus water and Mary
water. Many are being healed from
My water I give you — cancer no more.
Recognize the source.
My Mother appeared to tell you
of My Movement Shepherds of Christ
and the Plan of the Father to help in
the renewal of the Church and the
Now look at the Bosco Vision
August 28, 2005 message continues
Jesus speaks: Ignore Me no longer.
Your boats can be remnants under the sea.
Even your little model ships can be shipwrecked
on your dining room table —
You see with the eyes of men and when I
impart My wisdom to you — you
hold onto your model ships, your
country clubs, golf clubs, tennis
matches and ignore the Lady of
Fatima in the Americas.
I have given My writings to you for over
a decade and My Movement was
formed with every detail long before
Fr. Carter's death.
Your priests are dwindling as I speak —
all gray haired, what are you
leaving the babies.
You who had churches on every corner
and locked up the tabernacle, ignored
My Blue Book letters of love.
Let Me out I call you before it is
too late — oh you say — we must lock the
church — you can have two people
doing adoration twenty-four hours a
day and keep the churches open.
You are at war and satan has staged
an attack to shipwreck many churches —
When Mary's head was knocked off there
was a night-watch for almost one year
to protect My face.
Your churches are closing, your priests
are dwindling, all gray haired and you
instead of listening to Me 11 years ago
through Fr. Carter and My messenger, close
the churches and the seminaries and
priest houses are dwindling (where there
are several priests living in community
and having a tabernacle) have barely
none before the Blessed Sacrament.
A clock is set at night and a person
wishes to wake in the morning. All
night the clock may tick and tick
silently, even though the one sleeping
does not hear it, but at day break the
alarm sounds and the buzzer goes off.
The hearts of old priests are ticking —
as they are forced at a late age to cover
three to five parishes and the stress
of the people, some irate to lose
their own priests — more churches will
close and more tickers in old priests
will sound an alarm and hopefully
move on to their eternal reward in
Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR
Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.
"But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.
"It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...
"What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found—God's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."3
Note:3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
August 28, 2005 message continues
Jesus speaks: More and more priests are dying
Do you see or have you missed the
stars behind the clouds and the fish in
God the Father allowed Mary to appear
for a decade at the end of the second
millennium and into the 21 century and
you stopped her visits by shooting off
her head and you ignored the clock
No fancy baths in the richest condo
in sunny Florida can bring you the
Eucharist. These are not the issues, the
wealth and the enjoyment, it is that
you are a sleeping city and you have
ignored the message of
Our Lady of Fatima in the Americas.
I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God and I call
a code red.
Mary has appeared to you for over a decade
and you ignored her.
On July 5, 1994 Mary began her
daily visits as you see in the
Red Rosary Book — because of
people the visits of Mary was
halted 14 months later on
September 11, 1995 when My messenger
was told to quit delivering messages
at the Holy Spirit Center from Mary — (an old seminary)
she was only permitted to say
Our Fathers, Hail Marys etc. —
"good old familiar prayers"
On December 17, 1996, Mary appeared in
Clearwater, The Lady Clothed with
the Sun, Our Lady of Fatima in the
Americas. She appeared for 7½ years —
acid was thrown on her face —
her image head shot off with a sling shot.
This is the image sent by God the Father to
deliver the message of My Movement
Shepherds of Christ to help bring to completion
the mission Mary began at Fatima at the
beginning of the century.
In 1912 the "strongest" vessel, the Titanic
sunk and more than 1500 passengers
Luke 17: 34
I tell you, on that night, when two are in one bed, one will be taken, the other left;
August 28, 2005 message continues
Jesus speaks: You do not get it yet —
The clock is ticking and I have given
messages at the end of this century
for the world in My Blue Books and
Satan will try to drive you into the
ground and people do not see
that closing your churches so
people can not do adoration is
like leaving your arms behind
when going into battle.
Your Bridegroom Waits for You (excerpt) - February 11, 1994 4:00 a.m.
Jesus: ...Oh, My sweet ones, My chosen ones, I wait for you with My love in the tabernacle. I wait for you with your arms for this cold world. Your arms in this cold war are your hearts filled with My love. You cannot be My soldiers of love in this world if you do not first seek your union with Me. It is in the silence before the tabernacle that I minister to you. Come and do not be busy. Let Me fill you with My love...
My Heart is on fire with love of you. I give this to you in the Eucharist and in front of the tabernacle. I am there, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Come and get your arms, get your supplies. You are going into battle in this world. You are battling evil and hate. You need your ammunition and it is found in Me. Come and I will give you your arms--My love.
Oh, how I love you. I ache in My heart for your love. You do not know how I ache to behold each of you. Please come. It is in the greatest love that I am locked up in the tabernacle. Come, please, I beg you. I love you. I want you to come. I am Jesus, Son of God and I am waiting for you this very day.
Come to Me and I will give you all you need. I love you. Jesus.
December 20, 1993 - 2:40 a.m.
Jesus speaks: Who will read the message? Angels will read the message. I will be by their side. I want the messages out. I want them out, I tell you. I want My people to hear all I am telling you. I want, not a few, but all to hear these words. They are private revelations given by Me to My people. The souls are, oh, so hungry for this one. They need to get these messages.
I am one crying in the desert. Make ready the way of the Lord. Prepare ye a path for the Master. He comes as a child in a stable. His people are asleep. Where are they and what are they doing with their busy lives? The angels will read the messages. They will rock the heavens and all will know My love and My might. From the housetops, shout this. Proclaim, "The day of the Lord is approaching. Make ready a path for Him." Will you comply with this demand to deliver a message to My people?
Time, child, is so short. You must ready all with My words of love. They are half asleep and dazed. They walk this earth with blinders on their eyes. My day will rock them off their rockers and they will know it is I with Whom they deal. No mistake will be made as to what is happening. All will see My power and My might. From the heavens shall come a sign and all will know from whence it comes. And the days that follow will be days to prepare men's hearts for My coming. I will not come unannounced. I will come with My power and My might and you will know what you will behold. Men will turn their hearts to Me with these messages. Get them out, I tell you, for their need is very great. I am patient and yet I am demanding. Ready yourself for this day of the Lord. I come as a baby into your midst, the angels sing, the choirs of heaven rejoice and you will know soon that I am very close to you all. Indeed you will know!
What awaits those in their feeble hearts! They run after such useless things when I, God, am talking in these letters. They think their world is their end. What an awakening they will have-a wide awakening!
I knock to make ready for My coming. You hear Me knock on your door in the night. Make ready this path so My people will read these letters of love. I am mighty and worthy of such praise. My people must realize My love in My intense might. What sign do you need? Do you think these messages were for your ears alone? Such power and wisdom in Rita's purse? This is not the idea. They are for all! My ease goes with you in all your undertakings to get these messages out.
Slow, too slow, I tell you. Shout My message from the housetops, that I am Lord and I am coming in your midst as a baby, but, with such might! My time is at hand. You tarry too long, My little ones. Time you do not have. This world is crazy! People are so busy at the malls. Oh, what foolish ones. I come as a baby into your midst. This is My birthday and whom do you worship? You worship idols! It is all such a sick world. Make ready My path, My little ones. Time is so short and you must not tarry any longer for into your hands I place My words for the world. They are mighty, little ones. Read them! What do you do with these words? Do you want proof? Look at Me hanging on the cross. It is out of this love of you I died a brutal death! Do you think I would not go to this extent to save the souls of My loved ones? Why would I come to this earth, give My life for all My beautiful creatures, and then, at this stage of the game, not send some mighty medicine to cure My sick little ones? You possess the mighty medicine. I mixed it with such love and I hand-deliver each message to shake My people to My love. The heavens will rock and the Son of Man will appear on a cloud and the glory of the Lord will be shown on high!
Get busy, you little people. The angels declare My words are given here. This is My gift to My people-distinct, clear letters proclaiming My love. Are you listening? Do you think I would not try everything to save My beloved ones?
Oh, I will go to any extent to save these little ones, so ornery and so stupid in their ways, so sinful in this evil world, but so precious to Me. I will come in My glory and I want every last soul.
I am God. Why would I not speak to you? I wait for you. I wait, I wait, but you are all so blind and dense. What you do is so silly. Your ways here have become sick and your hearts have become hard. But shout it from the housetops! I loved you to My death! I love you all in your sickness. I want you united under the mantle of My mother, praying and honoring God.
America, turn yourselves around before it is too late. Come and heed My harkening. Come, come, My children. Time is so short and a lot of mending must be done in your hearts. You have hardened them and now they must come back to life. Only I can give you this life in your hearts.
Heed My words here. I am gentle and kind in heart. My heart is a heart of love. I have hand-delivered these messages to My people and you are My delivery boys. Get them going, little ones. You tarry too much.
My gift to My people is My love this Christmas. I am showering all at this Center with grace this season. The devotion there pleases Me, but more must flock and they will be changed from hardened hearts to hearts for God. I am God, little ones. I came and I died a brutal death. I am calling to you all to deliver this now. Make this your top priority so they will hear My message of love and know the love I have for them. Do not tarry. Do this today, little ones.
end of December 20, 1993
August 28, 2005 message continues
Jesus speaks: Help Me get My Tiny Tot books to
the babies who will have
fewer and fewer priests to serve
This is My Movement —
My hand is raised —
Help Me now before it is too late.
August 28, 2005 message continues
Jesus speaks: Oh for a decade she appeared and
you would not listen.
My People do not even tithe anymore
many give $1, $5
What will you leave your babies,
a pot of money and very few priests!
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August 13, 2005 Retreat
Messenger: I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love.
Today is the day that we end the retreat. We've been down here praying for 4 days, this is the 4th day. And we really did pray all day. My mom wasn't doing good but Doris stayed up there and I think she gave her lots of fluid maybe that helped her come out of the woods. So I mean she was bad when I came down here - Tuesday night she was in the hospital. I thought, oh God, she's going to die. But I knew Jesus was telling me to pray so I came down here and Doris went to the nursing home. They released her and she was in there and fed her lots of water. She's 95. And it's my step-mom but you still don't want her to go. You know how that is?
I just kept trusting more and more in God and she's doing real good. Right Doris? John went up there with me Tuesday night and he held one of her hands and she couldn't talk. I guess she was dehydrated but they said she also had pneumonia and a bladder inflection. But she acted different after she just got fluid in her. So John held one of her hands and she couldn't talk or nothing but she indicated to him that she wanted both of his hands. So he held both of her hands all night and he said it was like the Blessed Mother. And I think that made the difference. John and I just kept praying and praying and I felt when I left, they left her go back to the nursing home about midnight and then I felt that if she didn't get the fluid the next day she would just be dead. Then Doris went down and fed her lots of fluid. She's been by her side all week so I could stay down here.
And I can successfully say that this is one of the best retreats. We were really close like in a bubble in here praising God and loving God and praying for the whole world and for our priests. And I felt a deep, deep, deep presence of God with us. So today to end this special days of prayer I want to invite you to think about your vocation in the Shepherds of Christ. I never know what's going to happen to myself.
Last month I got up here, and I was only going to come up here and tell you about the video. I got up here to tell you about the Mass, the next thing I knew Our Lord just took over. And I could feel myself, when I gave that talk last month, when I was up here in the corner - He was talking through me and I mean, at times inside myself I'm saying "wow", but the words are just coming like this and even the hand movements. You know if you were a sane person you wouldn't be doing what I was doing up here when I was giving that talk last month.
But God really directed that talk and Doris transcribed that for us. And when you look at the talk of last month, which I hope you will have a copy by the time you leave. We sent some people disc, we tried to send every body that was here a disc of that. I mean if that didn't happen for you, we can make you a copy if we have it with us or if somebody has a copy. We can make like ten of them in 5 minutes or something. But we also had a DVD of it but Emily had to take the voice off of the tape - she assured me that my hand motions were in sync with my voice cause it wouldn't make any sense if I was going like this when I was saying something else. But she told me they were in sync and I looked at it myself and it looked like it just could have been a hair off but I wasn't sure. But I thought that you should have the whole effect of what went on here last month.
What went on here last month was what I call a ball of fire message. That message was so powerfully delivered and it had a lot of meat to it that you could outline it and see just what He was saying. I just went up here to tell you about the video and the next thing I knew -- but there was really a lot to that message and if you were here you know what I'm talking about. That was just a very important message. It's experiences like that and messages that I get from Our Lord that make me almost cry after communion because I feel sorrow because of the old priests. There's mostly old priests and then there's so few young priests. And yet there's joy in the talk that I am giving right now in the fact that God has chosen me and you to be Shepherds of Christ. And what does that mean?
Well, there's two things that He said are most important in the Shepherds of Christ, And we don't always see with the vision of God but I know what He has imparted to me. The number one function of the Shepherds of Christ is the Priestly Newsletter. Now to us it may look like one newsletter is going out and a second newsletter and it's not too important, but to God it's the Don Bosco vision.
He made these points in that talk that I gave last month. That the priest shortage could be alleviated first if every priest would say the Mass every day like they should and not skip Mass. That was one thing that's real important, that all the Masses that can be said are out there, that they're not taking a vacation for a week and not saying Mass. There's so much grace that comes out of one Mass and that's why another message that I got said why evil is running rampant because there's fewer and fewer Masses. When I was a kid there was like 3 Masses up at my parish every day. There's a tremendous amount of grace that is released from the Mass being celebrated and we as members of the body of Christ are united to all those Masses going on.
That's why it's important that being called to the Shepherds of Christ, we are called as intercessors to lead our lives as an offering praying for the priests, the Church and the world. Yesterday I just had such a realization how God has called us to be these intercessors. And in order to be deep intercessors, whether we're praying or offering our lives as a sacrifice, in order to be these deep intercessors, He has taught us how to do that.
From the 13ths that I did in this church in 1997 when I would be up here and Jesus would give us messages during the rosary that would tell us how to be united to the Mass, how to give our hearts to Jesus and Mary. All of that was His teaching over this course of how many years since we've had the 13ths. The teaching from Jesus to be ever more holy, which makes us a better intercessor and to be able to live this vocation He has given to us as Shepherds of Christ, which is the giving of our lives in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that sacrifice or offering for the priests, the Church and the world.
You know somebody else doesn't understand how you think. You think like this. You read the Blue Books, you read the Apostles Manual, you been to the 13ths -- you're aware of that Mass going on around the world all day. And some priest has said, "Well you people pray too much." This is our vocation. Our vocation is at every moment that we live an offering of ourselves as Shepherds of Christ. If I'm at work or wherever I am, doing God's will in love is the offering, that's not that we are down on our knees all day praying. And so Betty stays here and prays and Sophie prays at Morrow - that's their vocation. Our vocation is to live the way that God has intended us to.
I ate cake on my birthday, I knew that was God's will, I loved it. And my grandkids made it, so I ate most of the cake. I don't know if that was God's will. I know it was God's will to eat some. But anyway, isn't that great? That I can bring down grace for the world eating cake on my birthday. I did it in love. I was doing God's will in love, so I should have got a lot of grace for the Shepherds of Christ.
But that's what we are to be doing - we are to be doing whatever it is that God has asked us to do, growing in greater holiness in love of Him and love of one another. So today we're going to have about maybe 10 Blue Books -- Blue Book IV -- but it's been on the internet. And we've been working on this Blue Book for like 3 months because when we put out a publication everything has to be perfect. On the Blue Book IV, it's really important. The Blue Book I has messages from Jesus, Blue Book II - messages from Jesus, Blue Book III has messages from Jesus, Blue Book IV was when Mary started appearing to me.
While I did Blue Book IV, Fr. Carter wrote the first newsletter. Fr. Carter compiled the prayers for the prayer manual, Fr. Carter wrote the Spirituality Handbook, Fr. Carter did the Tell My People book all in that summer and Mary appeared to me every day. Now do you think that that's a time of history when God was giving to us great grace to follow this mission, to be able to take this mission and to put it into practice.
When he died it was all in place, right? We basically have not changed. We have gotten the Jesus' water. That's what somebody reminded me once when I said that, Mary's head got knocked off. But when he died every thing else was like put in place. So the gifts that God has given to us is in our vocation, in our realization of what it is to be more deeply united and to live this life as an intercessor in the Shepherds of Christ.
So the number one function is the newsletter and it's up to all of us to pray for that newsletter. Now why? Okay. In the talk last month it was very defined. 1) Was that the priest should say the Mass every day. 2) Was that they need to spend an hour before the Blessed Sacrament. 3) Was to have these prayer chapters that we have in the prayer manual centered in the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the 4) Was their union with Mary.
The newsletter is what Jesus said in one of the messages - it's like the Don Bosco vision. You've probably all seen the Don Bosco vision. So there's the arc, and then there's the pope, there's the Eucharist, there's Mary.
What did God the Father and Jesus say is going to make the difference to help alleviate the shortage of priests? It's the hour before the tabernacle. It's the Eucharist. It's Mary. It's consecration. It's the Mass. So in sending the newsletter on Mary and the Eucharist to the 72,000 priests, consistently through the talk, Jesus as He delivered that message to me kept telling the people that were in the church how this is a summit newsletter.
In the words of the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, he delivers a succinct message in his writings about Mary and the Eucharist and the rosary and the selections that Fr. Bonacci chose. And we sent it out to 72,000 priests and some bishop the other day just sent us a piece of paper with 3 columns of priests names that he wants to get the newsletter. What I'm noticing from what we're getting back from the bishops and the cardinals is that they're asking, more than ever before, for additional copies. We had 85,000 printed, we sent out 75,000. We have 10,000 left. We've given some of them like on the 13ths, some down in Florida.
But the thing of it is, is that is really wonderful that these bishops are saying, you know, we like this so much send us all these copies. You know I was praying and I just want to cry after communion because I feel sorrow. I want to do something for the babies that aren't even born and are not going to have the availability of the priests. And the thing of it is, is we don't have to look too far, I mean even my brother, they gave him another church down town.
And you know, I know I went to West Virginia, they closed two and they got 3 churches and 1 priest and they're all mad, cause they had a priest. Get down on your knees and beg God to help us. Getting mad at the priest ain't going to do any good, you lucky you got one in 3 parishes. So I remember I went to that West Virginia parish and he was just like sweating. The people were like mean and you know, I thought, oh man, you know.
But the thing of it is, is what we have to pray for are for all the needs of the priests, the priests that are elderly and maybe are getting stuck with 3 parishes, not being stuck. I don't mean to say it like it's a bad thing, but it can be a cross. But this is what I do, I come to this conclusion, first of all, I realized because Our Lord said how important the newsletter is. I realized that my own answers are there if I just listen to God, the next newsletter cause we keep praying for Fr. Bonacci, so you got to pray. I mean all day what do you do? Well, I'm not telling you all day to sit and pray. But a lot of us pray every hour or if I can't pray every hour then I'm doing my work, but then if I'm in the car or Emily or Joe or I are going down to Florida we're going to pray every half hour if we can while we are doing some work. And it works. I mean we don't have money and then we start our prayers, oh boy what are we going to do, we really got to pray, that's what we do.
This Movement is being run by God. God gives to us when we need it, but He demands our prayers. He has called us to be Shepherds of Christ. He's called us to be united as this members in the body of Christ praying in a special way for the priests, the Church and the world. It's our vocation. Somebody else may not have been given the grace that we've been given but you also have to see a plan of Jesus and Mary to lead the world into this deeper life of consecration and deeper bridal union with Christ through the training that we've been given. You've gotten trained if you read the daily message, if you live by the Blue Books, if you come on the 13ths, if you just follow this plan. Kids go to school to be brain surgeons, they have to learn a lot of stuff.
I just thought of this song, I probably shouldn't do it in here. That's where temptation gets me, I hear something funny and then I have to restrain myself. About the kids that go to school and learn a lot junk and then they flunked. But that's what happens with the kids that go. My daughter's a doctor and she went to school a lot of years.
Jesus has had us in school for a lot of years, do you know that. Why did He have us in school for a lot of years? To be intercessors. Because what is the purpose of the Shepherds of Christ Movement if it isn't the Priestly Newsletter - A Number 1 and A Number 2 prayer for the priests, the Church and the world. And the prayer is not only the prayer manuals. The prayer is the way of life, the connection to the Mass all through the day, realizing that our lives given in the Morning Offering, united to the Mass can help to bring down great grace. We are really intercessors.
We are Shepherds of Christ praying for our priests shepherds and it's a great calling that God has given to us and in giving it to us -- the saints weren't the same as some of the people. They knew God very intimately and a lot of those saints just lived their lives for souls because they knew the reality of how important their individual life lived in a special way united to God can help bring down grace so that the world will be the way that God wants it to be so that the souls can be helped in going in the right direction to heaven. So to each one of you that here today I want to congratulate you because God has called each and every one of us to a very special vocation. And the vocation that He has called us to has led us to His own special training to be deep intercessors and to live in great intimacy with Him.
What are the Blue Books all about? As we worked on the Blue Books every day and night and day and night, Blue Book IV, more and more -- Fr. Bonacci's always talking about a teabag that seeps in hot water -- more and more, I became rooted in the letters of God about His love and the God that the world does not know is making Himself known in those letters. God is love. God is this personal with each and every one of us. God can feed the hungry soul.
This is the message that we have to deliver. When you know a person is ready for the Blue Book, and Jesus said now to give it to the priest, when you know a person is ready for a Blue Book, you are giving them the letter of God's love. This is what is missing out there. The realization of how true it is that God is on fire for love of us, like He speaks of in the 4th Blue Book. I mean I'm trying with all my heart to get it out there and it's on the daily writings. It's so beautiful. I mean I just get up and we keep checking it and checking it, Fr. Carter discerned most of it and we keep checking it and reading it and I can see my own life changing. I mean I'm really absorbed in it.
But I've decided instead of when I'm frustrated talking about people that I could express that emotion by going like this and at least I haven't said nothing nasty, of course everybody will think I'm nuts. So you are sitting there and you're thinking about who did this, -- oi oi oi -- and where you might have said something to somebody before, "you know what they did", then just lately I've just been deciding, well I'll just express it in my eyes because then I don't make any kind of noise that way, so you just sit there and go like this. Of course they will probably crate me away, especially my husband. What did you tell me - to take my spelt in a bottle. I can't remember how that came up.
I mean I got a lot to learn. The more we interact with each other which is what God wants. God. I can't do this work unless we are all working together. I mean I don't have the liberty to say well you know, "Well I'm going to do it myself" and then go sit over in the corner. If I decide to do that then all the writings and the experiences and those things are not going to get out there but the devil knows exactly the right button to push and I see it more and more. You know, you can be doing something and you're all ready to do and then somebody comes over and they say something and then you get mad and you think that's the end of that. Is that fair to do that to Jesus?
And then you realize really how you are being manipulated by the devil, all he has to do is come up and get you flustered, boy and you're out of there. And when you're out there you say, "But I really wanted to do that", then why did you go, you know. I mean he can just manipulate us and we can give in.
That's why the Divine Mercy that's on that tape is so important. We did it in church about two days ago. It has all those things that we need to pray for on it. Do you like the picture of all of us that did it? That's why I said, "Jesus told me to put all of our heads up there" I guess you get a laugh before you look at it. She did it the way I saw it. Well then somebody said "Look at Jesus' face, looking at us." He's having mercy on us I hope because we need lots of mercy. Did everybody get a Divine Mercy? Oh Sr. Rita didn't get a Divine Mercy. -- Oh they are still working on it. Well when you see it, you'll know what I'm talking about. But you know at the centers, everyday we are going to play the Divine Mercy because it has the very things we have to pray for.
I am filled to the brim with the realization that this is God's Movement and the only way it's going to work is if we all keep praying. It depends on your prayers, it depends on us being united, it depends on us having faith. It depends on us living like the people God is talking about in the 4th Blue Book. And how is God talking about living in the 4th Blue Book? One is a realization how deeply God loves us because He says it over and over and over again in the 4th Blue Book, "I love you, I love you, I love you."
And you get out of bed in the morning and you think, oh boy, I got gray hairs and I'm fat. When I am doing this Blue Book, more and more I get up and I think of those messages that God has given. And I think of how many times He said in them, "I love you, I love you" -- this is how God is. This is what the world needs. This is what the world is hungering for, and then you get up and from doing those messages, I start to get a burning in my heart to realize that the Divine God is real and He is love and this is how He is.
In all the pictures that are out there that are talking about love or the evil in the world is not what it's all about. It's about Jesus hanging on the cross, the Son of God, who gave Himself, so that we would have life eternal. And we who He has called as Shepherds of Christ can identify with Him more every minute because of the gifts that He has given to us to realize how much we love souls. I can say I love souls. I can cry in a second.
I remember reading a book a long time ago when I was young. And it was a paragraph out of Sr. Faustina and she just loved the souls and I thought "Oh boy" and I have read very, very, very little, but I can honestly say from the gifts that God has given to me in this Movement, that I love the souls. I can identify more deeply with Him and that giving of my life for the sake of souls.
I remember in 1995 getting a message that said, "I will give you gifts greater than I have given to the greatest saints." It's there, just read the 4th Blue Book. Are we not recognizing the fact that God continuously tells us how much He loves us?
You know sometimes we just create our own problems. We give into our feelings. We start to feel irritated, that's another thing, the devil can just come and he can press on your feelings or give you an old memory. I mean it's like an old memory comes up and I'm sick of that too. Cause you get an old memory and you can be mad at somebody for two weeks. It's that stupid? And then I think, "Well you really wanted to go out with him and laugh." So then you just got to say, "Well there's some days I don't feel good and then they didn't feel good today and then they just didn't even think when they were saying that, but anyway I want to have fun."
I don't want to live by satan's old traps and that's just what they are. Did you ever see a bear go through the woods and somebody's got a trap there? I never saw one, but I hope that this makes sense. But anyway so the bear walks right into the trap and he can't get out or any trapped animal if there's not traps big enough for bears. I don't have any idea because I'm not a hunter. But the imagery in there of the trap and an animal that's going dee da dee da dee da dee da dee and then all of a sudden -- plut! -- and then they're just stuck.
It's like us. Have you been there? Have you been in church and you are so close to God and you are feeling real good and you can stay there and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and pray with all of your soul for grace to be released, and you're really enjoying those favors of God and then all of a sudden you're going dee da dee da dee da dee and then the trap - plut! And then the rest of the Mass you're mad. How can you be mad or whatever? I'm sure I'm not the only person that is doing this.
I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it - because the devil is real and the devil talks in our heads like a little radio. But God has given us the grace to discipline our wills. And when you get out of bed in the morning use the Blue Books, use the Blue Books before you go to bed, listen to how God is speaking, that He loves us so much and let's quit giving into the devil. We have to get along to do this work.
If I have to get along with everybody to get the Blue Books out there, and you don't know what I have to get along with, I'm only kidding. I have such support that its -- God has blessed us all in the people that He's brought in the Movement. But if we have to get along with each other to help the souls -- what are we living for? And that's how the devil works, the devil comes in and you really got an agenda, you got an agenda that you know God has given you to do and then all of a sudden, one little thing goes wrong and the devil loves to make the people feel like they got to flee, I mean leave, by exerting pressure.
When Jesus gave me all the messages in the Blue Book and He talked about the devil and the pressure of the devil, I didn't have any idea what that was about. I remember Sr. Rita told me that once, she said that the devil works in secret. I didn't know that. I didn't know what I know today. Priests and people in the world don't know the things that God has told us in the messages to unveil the working of satan. And yet it's like when I got the first Blue Book and all the turmoil in my life, suffering - before I got the first Blue Book, before I got the first messages in 91.
And then it was like so simple when He comes up and He says I have all the power and nobody can have power over you and don't be afraid, and all the things that He for six months told me how fearful I was. I never even knew I was fearful. But when you look at your parents or other people that are around you, if they think that way, you can pick those things up. We've got Jesus holding our hand today that's saying to us, "I am here, I am truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I have given to you My letters of love and they are real." If the Church or the people in the church do not want to read the Blue Book messages, they are missing the gift that God has given.
But to you as a main person in the Shepherds of Christ He has called us to be likened to saints, to be deeper in our holiness, to be greater intercessors, to live a greater life of purity and to live a life of joy. Because to know Jesus is joy. And what's going to happen more and more as the Masses decrease, there's going to be less and less grace that is released and Jesus said the evil will run rampant. But He has given us the answer.
He said the priests all need to say their Mass every day, they need to do their hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Where we may have held back before giving the priest the Blue Book, give him the Blue Book II, tell him about the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, do all that you can to encourage priests to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament -- fight for that time. We don't want our churches locked. Isn't that awful? On Sunday all the churches are locked. What are they - afraid that somebody's going to go in there and steal a candlestick? I mean God is in there! Let's lock Him up because you might lose a $200 candlestick.
We need to have the vision that God has given to us in this Movement. We need to grow in greater holiness. We need to learn what the Our Father says - the whole Our Father -- "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name" - love His name for all the people that use it so dishonorable and they do it ignorantly. That's where the thing is at, we don't have to worry about what their sins are -- all we have to do is try to love God the way He deserves, to love the Our Father more -- "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come" our lives are lived to help build the kingdom of God, "thy will be done" what a prayer, God -- "thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread" -- what a gift -- "forgive us our trespasses" this is the hard part "as we forgive those who trespass against us"
Now how can we say five rosaries a day and then while you're sitting there saying your rosary -- oi oi oi -- and somebody comes out and says something and makes you mad and then you decide the rest of the day you aren't going to do what you suppose to do. Do we want to do that to Jesus?
The devil plays us like a little violin and all day if we play this negative tapes in our mind, "you're fat, you're ugly" - my fat ones are mine, those are the ones that I hear. If we play the negative tapes all day, it's like having the meanest friend on your shoulder hollering mean stuff at your head all day. Well you'd take him and knock him off, wouldn't you?
But we let him say stuff to us and then at the end of the day we put our head on the pillow and where we could have shared love if we would have disciplined our will and begged for the grace to grow in greater holiness, we missed those moments of interaction with people that we love because of habits. Because of ways of acting that are really just not going to bring us happiness. And so there is not one of us in this church that can not realize that we're just plain old all imperfect. I don't know if I said that right, but the bottom line is, I'll say it straight on -- We're just all imperfect -- everyone of us is just imperfect.
And we have to think about the words that Jesus gave to us in the Our Father -- "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us" -- we have to control our wills. I'm telling you from messages from God that the devil is going to run more and more rampant and you can't sit around all day angry every time somebody does something or we're just playing into him.
God has called you to be a Shepherd of Christ, to be strong, to lead the strayed ones home to His Heart and to be with Him for all eternity, to help in this special mission -- in dealing with the priest shortage and the renewal of the Church and the world. You know I just watched the priests get more and more discredited by stuff, that's what satan just attacks authority. The Church is a special bulwark - a defender - a strong pillar --
The Church is the bride of Jesus Christ and He loves her and how can we not love her when we have been given such a gift in the Holy Eucharist and the Sacraments of Baptism, Confession and the other Sacraments. How can we not love the Church when God has given to us the priest who can bring this to us. Now just let's all stop and think a minute -- so this is like a game of risk, except it's real. And God wants the souls to go to eternal life and the devil is the other side and he wants them to go to hell for all eternity.
Now if you were the devil where would you start? Wouldn't you start on those priests? They're bringing you the Divine God truly present in which this major source of grace flows because He's truly present in His Divinity and Humanity. So every bit of work that you do, you know you're at warfare. And that's O.K. because the gift of that is that very thing that's leading us to greater holiness, that's leading us to see where we never would have seen before because I'm just going to stand out there and be by myself and if you tick me off then I'm just going to go do it by myself.
But I'm not going to do it by myself, I learned that when I did the Red Rosary Book and He's been teaching me that every day. Now if you like the things that Jesus has given to you, you know that it came through a learning process, in my own life to work together, times when I may have felt like spending time in front of the tabernacle. If He's calling me to do this, I may only have 5 years left, I have all these Blue Books there. What should I do? I should find Christ in My brother and that is what He says in the Blue Book, look into his face and grow together the way God intends us to. We will be as God wants the Church to be - this body united.
The world, if they got a problem, gets a divorce. I don't know what the priest said yesterday. I thought he said like 3/4 of the people get divorced. People don't grow in that deep intimacy with one another and work on their differences. It's just too easy. If some people stay married, he goes his way, she goes their way. But together a husband and wife is a special gift, that they can pray deeply, especially if you're both in the Shepherds of Christ. I mean we need that. The devil is a devil - I have that to say.
And in the messages that God has given, not the messages yesterday and the day before, but the daily messages all the way back and then Blue Books all the way back, He is unveiling the workings of satan in our lives so that we can grow to be more one cause the answer is that the Catholic Church is one, holy, catholic, apostolic -- one -- the family must be one. So why wouldn't the devil do that?
I mean just look at some war. So if you want this for your side then what are you going to do? Well the devil is just going to go right in there and try to take the priest out. And then if he can get the families divided, so you got divorced people, and people aren't with their kids on holidays and pain and sorrow and all that stuff. Kids not living with their parent and I mean that's the new thing - the other thing is the children. Before they're three years old they're going over the airport and they are seeing the whole wall full of nudes. I mean even in the grocery store.
Somebody was telling me yesterday about going to church. I know what goes on in church, some old guy like an old lady, like I am, but some old guy goes in there and then some seductive type looking woman just goes sits right in front of him. I mean isn't that awful? But they're ignorant. I don't think that it's animosity why they are doing it, they are just not aware.
But do you know in one second God can give such a grace as it says in the Bible that they can see with the light of seven suns. I'm telling you what we're doing is God's Movement, it's reaching the nursing home with the morning offering, all those people that are in there all day! All they got to do is say "I offer up everything I do in union with the Mass for the priest, the Church and the world." and a ton of grace can - and then tell them - your live is so important like it says on the Say Daily card.
The children - we got to reach the children in the school with the rosary. The rosary is a great gift but Our Lady appeared as Our Lady of Clearwater for 7½ years. We need to still circulate that image. Children like the story of Fatima. They do. My granddaughter when she was like 3 was loving that. They said every time she went to the grotto she'd get down on her knees. And I wasn't talking to her, my sister-in-law was taking care of her while my daughter was at work when she had to go.
The suffering is in knowing what we know and knowing that we are entirely dependent upon God, that's suffering. The suffering is in sharing in Christ's passion as He hung on the cross, knowing the souls that would be lost forever, despite the blood He shed and His death.
The rosary is such a gift and God has made us all very aware of those mysteries of the rosary. Where would you be without the mysteries of the rosary and the Mass in your mind? Wouldn't life almost seem to be lifeless? God has given us so many gifts.
Today we want to pray the Divine Mercy. Hopefully the way we did it on this disc we are going to give you. You'll see all of our heads and think we're nuts, but the prayers are good. So with all of our hearts let us join together, and please say yes, say yes to Jesus, yes to loving Him more, yes to loving yourself more because that's all He's telling us in those Blue Books. It's a love that no human person can give to us. It comes from the Divine God, a Divine Person on fire for love of you and me to the point where He gave Himself on the cross and remains with us truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Get the messages from Blue Book IV off the internet until we get it out. Read them and feel the love of Jesus penetrate your heart.
Beg for the grace to be enlightened about our own imperfections and to grow in greater holiness and in so doing that we will be helping all the souls of this earth and helping ourselves have a higher place in heaven for all eternity. God is love and He is teaching us about that in this Movement. You have been trained to love the Church, love the priest, love the souls, love Him, Mary, the angels and saints, and one another. For what is there to life if we follow the road of satan which is to lead to hatred forever.
We are the Shepherds of Christ on the front line of battle, fighting with all of our hearts filled with love, our arms are our hearts filled with love. That's not just love for God, that's saying you're sorry, that's building His Kingdom, that's working with each other, that's asking the Holy Spirit to come and enlighten us to see where we must grow, that's being in love with souls to the point that we want to change ourselves in greater purity, to pray more deeply and give our lives as an offering and looking at Christ on the cross and saying to Him "Jesus I give You myself totally and completely and I want to serve and love You, help me, show me Your way." Amen.
There's two songs I want to do before the Divine Mercy. The one is - This is the Feast of Victory. Every time you come here Jesus is speaking to you and when we live a more pure life, when we grow in greater love of Him and others, it is a feast of Victory. And one day when we're all in heaven, we'll all be up there with our little red prayer manuals and we still won't know the prayers by heart. Oh this book don't have cords, I can't play out of that one.
We're going to try this again. This is the Feast of Victory. And when we pray the Divine Mercy I ask you to keep this with you, if you want more, we can give you another one or put it on a tape and just really keep the intentions in it in your heart. We also would like to give you a copy of that talk that I did last time. I have a hard copy and if you did not get a disc or you want a tape or a disc, we can mail it to you if we can't get it to you today. But it only takes a few minutes if we have one.
Song: This is the Feast of Victory
Messenger: And we want to do Change Our Hearts and we sing this song, we sing this song for the whole world, naturally for ourselves. Number 394 in the Gather.
Song: Change Our Hearts
Messenger: Does this sound like us?
Sing: ... one foot in paradise, one in the waste
Song: Change Our Hearts - Sing!
Messenger: Sing for the whole world!
Sing: Change Our Hearts - refrain
Messenger: We have to look at Fr. Carter and the fact that Fr. Carter planted all these seeds and we see that the fields are getting dryer and dryer and goldener and goldener and we're all getting a little older or grayer or toothless. That's bad. That's when I should have did my eyes.
This is a song that Jesus wants us to sing and to think about our role in the Shepherds of Christ. For some day I will be gone and I hope that you, if you are still here, will carry out this mission for Jesus, not for me. That you will tell the world of His letters of love, that you will help the world to know what Jesus has told His priests in the newsletter, and help spread the prayer chapters and the rosary.
Song: Come With Me Into the Fields
Messenger: And Jesus cries to us to come into the fields and to plant the seeds. And He promises to us that He will provide the sunlight and the rain. But if we do not go into the field and plant the seed - how can it grow?
And we said this this morning, but in our lives we do want to watch where our things come from, our thoughts and things -- there's an evil spirit, a good spirit and some things come from our own minds. And praying to the Holy Spirit avidly and thinking about the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit will be more alive inside of us for He gives to us great grace. And we want the Holy Spirit giving us His ideas, His inspirations and not the evil spirit. So let's make a special pack that we are going to go from here and sing Come Holy Ghost and do the Holy Spirit prayers and really ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us and help us to always be doing God's will in love.
Song: Lord Send Out Your Spirit - Sing!
Song: Lord Send Out Your Spirit - refrain - instrumental
Messenger: And now we sang to the Holy Spirit. And we love you God the Father and we love the name of God and we worship You, and we honor You, and we give You every bit of ourselves God and we sing Father Number 1.
Song: Abba Father
Messenger: Jerry will you fix that up there. This is a song that we sang long ago. And we sang to the Holy Spirit, we sang to the Father, we sang to Mary at Mass, and this is a song that involves the Spirit and also Jesus. And its a song that we use to sing a lot sometimes.
Song: Spirit Song - Sing!
Messenger: That's pretty hard, you know, that's easy to sing this. This is a good one.
Sing: Lift your hands in sweet surrender to His Name
Messenger: Yesterday we just had a little talk about how a lot of times we just kind of like have our own agenda and the example that He gave is this. If there is a guy that thinks that he has to eat a plum at 10:00 every day and he doesn't get to eat his plum, he can be nasty for an hour before anticipating whether somebody is going to interfere with his plum time and having gone through a trial and not being able to eat the plum at precisely 10:00 he may become snarly for a week but it interferes with the anticipation of the plum the next day but somehow he works it out. I don't know how he does it.
But that could be classified as having your own agenda. If we have an agenda, unless we have diabetes or something where we just have to have our plum at a certain time and if somebody interferes with it we get really nasty. We may be inordinately attached to the plum time and it may take a little bit of looking at ourselves to see that that's an inordinate attachment. An inordinate attachment is one in which we are attached in ways that are just not according to God's will.
Song: Spirit Song
Messenger: Should we sing that again.
Sing: Lift your hands in sweet surrender to His Name
Song: Spirit Song - Sing!
Jesus speaks: To you I have given great instruction -- instruction to come ever closer to My Heart and to love Me ever deeper. Remember from this talk this day to pray the Our Father with all your heart, to mean every word. I am your beloved Jesus and I love you with undying love.
Sing: Jesus, Oh Jesus Come and Fill Your Lambs,
Jesus, Oh Jesus Come and Fill Your Lambs
Messenger: And we pray for all the needs of the Shepherds of Christ and Fr. Bonacci with the newsletter and all the priests that come to China here to help us. And Don and Donna and Tom and Melanie and all of you who have special health needs, we pray for all of you. And we hope that the Jesus water works a miracle in your lives. And there is a man that's getting operated on on Monday, I told him we would pray for him and another lady got operated on Thursday. We pray for all of our families and ask that the blood of Jesus will be spread on the whole Movement, the whole Church and the world, and anybody that touches the Movement and all the priests, consecrate all of our hearts, and all the people we've just prayed for, ourselves and our families, cast the devil far away and beg with all of our hearts for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Dear God today we will do as You asked us to do which is to do the Divine Mercy and to give to the people the materials that you have asked them to take and to study, the songs which is the mission of the Shepherds of Christ - In My Heart that is song by Joe Lee. And the purpose of this is this is where the Church needs to go - to realize more and more the burning love in the Heart of Jesus, to dwell in His Heart, to live in His Heart, to be one with Him. As you listen to this song - it was one that we found on a tape in the basement that my daughter just sang like over in the corner. As you listen to it pray, it's so beautiful but pray in your heart as you listen - that the world will know the love of the Sacred Heart like that. And Jesus wanted Joe's picture on the front and the red to remind us all of what it is to go to His red, on fire Heart because He loves us so much.
There's a songs and message tape that Joe and I did that's really nice that has some messages from the 4th Blue Book, then 1995 a message from Mary, then 1996 the message - "I stood beneath the cross", but it's real beautiful with the Lady of Clearwater song on it - so that's the other tape. Then there's the Divine Mercy tape and then there's Joe just singing the Lady of Clearwater song if you want to listen to that sometimes.
And so today we are going to do the Divine Mercy and the reason Our Lord wants us to do this is to really pray deeply united. But you know we always need funds so we are praying real hard for the funds. We would like to have like an apostle trailer or something here so that some people could come down here and stay and pray. We need your help with the adoration. If you're around any time, I don't mean if you have to come far, but if you are in this vicinity and you can help us with the adoration we do need that. The prayer power is what does it. You know if you are further and you can't come here for adoration, you're an Apostle of the Eucharistic Heart, please really, really do that, cause we rely on your prayers, I mean we really do need you praying for us in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
And when you go to Mass giving your hearts to Jesus and Mary and just trying to be in that Mass as deep as you can. This Movement is only running on the prayer power and God answers us by our prayers, I'm telling you. So please just help us that way, whenever you're praying just try to pray real deep, tell satan to go get the heck out of here and just pray really, really hard. And pray for us.
And the benefits of praying those Shepherds of Christ prayers which do not take long every day are enormous. The promises are on the internet but we have copies of those if you want us to mail them to you. Glaci tells all the people on the phone, she answers the phone pretty much and she's great that way cause they call in and she says "Shepherds of Christ" and she kind of giggles, he-he-he -- and she starts telling them about all the ministries - so that's her function is to really tell people about that. Each and every one of you are vital to this mission and we need you. Please help us. You are a Shepherd of Christ when you get up in the morning, when you sleep you are still a shepherd of Christ. Amen.
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