Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing          

August 4, 2013

August 5th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for August 5th are Glorious.


Florida Retreat
August 2nd - 5th
1:30pm & 6:20pm.
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We are working on Fr. Joe's new Homily Books.


Please pray for Mike A., Gary, Dan, Melanie,
Catherine, Andrew, Beth, Amanda, Betty,
Adeline, Jimmy, Monsignor & all of us.



From Blue Book 11

April 22, 1996

Jesus: I have spoken to you on the 22nd of the month concerning the Center and the Shepherds of Christ Movement. The Center will light up the darkened world. I ask you to spread the messages of My love in God's Blue Book. I am a burning fire filled with such love for men. My light will shine when hearts are joined in deepest love with My Heart. You will unite in one mind and one heart when all are consecrated in their hearts and are fervently loving My Heart and My Mother's heart.


God's Blue Book Sale in honor of
15th year anniversary in Florida
Jesus' Letters of Love
and 15 years of Daily Writings
and Mary's 19 years of Apparitions
God's Blue Book 1, 2 and 3 - $25 plus postage
God's Blue Book 4 and 5 - $8.00 plus postage
God's Blue Book 6A, 6B, 6C - $13.00 plus postage
God's Blue Book 7, 8, and 9 - $13.00 plus postage

CD's - $2.00 plus postage


Blue Book I

Blue Book II

Blue Book III

Blue Book 4

Blue Book 5

Blue Book 6A

Blue Book

Blue Book

Blue Book 7

Blue Book 8



Blue Book 9


Help spread these writings given
by Mary and Jesus for 20 years
since and including 1993.


                        June 30, 2013 - Jesus speaks:

I have called you in these troubled times in this world to be My Apostle of My Sacred Heart.
Tell the people these messages given by Me for all these years.

The first Blue Book was given in 1993, the others were given while Mary appeared many times.
This is a great gift from your heavenly Father allowing Mary to appear for 19 years to Rita.

Do not ignore this message any longer.
Mary has appeared  in Clearwater for all these years.
The daily message has been given for 15 years.

You have been in the building in Clearwater, Florida for 15 years
where Mary appeared for 17 years.

You know what happened with World War 2, 
be Apostles of My Sacred Heart.
I beg you to spread these messages now,
spread the Blue Books.

Miracles in healing will occur physical and spiritual if people follow My directions given in these writings and in the Shepherds of Christ.

I am Jesus, the Son of God
Listen to My call
Help spread these Blue Books and the directions I have given you.
I am Jesus, the Son of God.
Mary has delivered her messages at the direction of God the Father.
I have delivered My messages sent by My Father to the world - Spread the Blue Books.
Spread My letters of love.
I love you so, I died for you and I remain with you in the Holy Eucharist this day.
This is the Mighty Medicine.

I love you, Jesus


Jesus gave me a message:
I want Blue Book 10 published and the
Parents and Children's Rosary Book reprinted.

The Blue Book 10 and the
Parents and Children's Book
should be presented together as a unit
because they are from January 1st, 1996 to March 31, 1996.

I would like the Parents and Children's Book
in Spanish printed with the Imprimatur.


Pray for Special Intentions
Pray for Funds


Dan called and gave the report to me, when I hung up I saw this rainbow and took a picture for him.




                August 4, 2013 - Early Morning

                Sing: I Am the Bread of Life

                R. The Blood of Jesus –

                I drink Your Blood My Savior and I am
                    quenched of my thirst –
                    You give me life in You –
                    We have a free will to love –
                    We have a free will to seek God as
                        our ultimate goal or to seek
                        some other goal –

                Should we seek love as a goal?
                    Yes, the greatest commandment


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. But if our goal is an inordinate attachment
                we can even make ourselves or others
                a false - god and in the line of life –
                lie to ourselves it is God's will.
                For every attachment man has there
                is faulty reasoning why he clings
                to it and takes his sights away
                from the eternal goal of God.
                Why does man allow himself to
                be deceived as this, because he is
                not serious as he should be of
                really seeking God's will first
                above all things. His reasoning
                can become more and more tainted
                as he gives into the flesh.

                When God calls a man in his vocation
                to be a religious it is not to be
                taken lightly. A marriage to another
                is a serious commitment, why
                would a religious almost embrace
                an attitude of half-hearted,
                half-blinded attitude toward
                a marriage, as a religious to God.
                A marriage to God means you have
                a real partner, the Divine Bridegroom.
                Is not this such an honor to embrace
                marriage to the God-head? For to marry
                Jesus - is on its way of knowing
                a touch of the beatific vision
                where we will be wrapped in the
                embrace of God for all eternity.

                We are here to have goals and the ultimate
                goal for man is marriage to God
                for all eternity –

                    Listen to words in the scriptures
                    that refer to marrying our maker –


Isaiah 54:5-9

For your Creator is your husband,
Yahweh Sabaoth is his name,
the Holy One of Israel is your redeemer,
he is called God of the whole world.
Yes, Yahweh has called you back
like a forsaken, grief-stricken wife,
like the repudiated wife of his youth,
says your God.
I did forsake you for a brief moment,
but in great compassion
    I shall take you back.
In a flood of anger, for a moment
I hid my face from you.
But in everlasting love
    I have taken pity on you,
says Yahweh, your redeemer.


                R. So a person enters religious life and
                surely are greatly blessed by such
                a marriage to God, but the marriage
                depends – not on the community,
                but on the individual.

                    My sister entered a large community
                and there were as many different
                commitments to their vows as there
                were people who made them.

                    You may think, the old nuns were
                the most religious, but not so, it was
                in the heart of each individual
                and how committed they personally
                were to their vows and that marriage
                of wearing a ring in that marriage
                to Jesus.

                    She went through a period in which
                her habit being formal and big went
                to red dresses, some make-up,
                some did not have to take the vow
                of poverty after she did take it
                and was committed to it.

                    Fr. Carter took the vow of poverty
                and took his vows of poverty,
                chastity and obedience and his
                marriage to Jesus so seriously.

                    Fr. Carter said he had a constant vision
                in his heart of Jesus. In writing about
                going to the Heart of Jesus – he said
                he was mystically married to God in
                a most profound union and he could
                never have answered his call in the
                Shepherds of Christ as spiritual director and
                founder if he did not have this
                intense mystical marriage to Jesus.
                His life goal was living this marriage
                to God with upmost seriousness
                to prepare himself for the beatific

                    But it wasn't what he talked about,
                marriage to Jesus, what he did talk
                about and focused on was dwelling in
                the Hearts of Jesus and Mary – he
                called his little heaven on earth.
                What I saw was the man, the
                priest, at peace, loving, embracing
                all, serving all, being another
                Christ to us in his vocation as
                a priest – mystically married
                to Jesus.

                    In Blue Book 5 Jesus had me put a
                certificate of mystical marriage
                on the back cover. It said State of Purity,
                Glorious County. This is to Certify that
                the party of the first part, Rita Margaret,
                accepts the party of the second part,
                Jesus, the Son of God, as the bridegroom
                of his or her soul on this day, the 4th of
                November and every day forward, in
                accordance with the Scriptures. Witnesses
                being Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit.



                R. The sub-title
                    "So Deep Is the Love of His Heart"

                Oh my God, I thirst after You and love
                You so much and You call me to
                serve You in the market place,
                for every bride is to serve the
                needs of their husband.

                    You live in us in the world
                today and as Fr. Carter says in this
                Priestly Newsletter that follows


                    Excerpt from the Priestly Newsletter May/June 1997

The Cause of Christ. What is this cause? Some two thousand years ago Jesus walked this earth preaching His Father's message, healing the sick, forgiving sins, extending His kindness and mercy, training the apostles. In all His varied activity, Jesus was accomplishing the redemption. Today, Jesus still walks the earth. He teaches the Father's truth. He is concerned with the sick and the ignorant. He administers the sacraments. He manifests the Father's love in many different ways. But, unlike that time of two thousand years ago, Christ Himself is not visible. He is visible only through us, His members. He extends to us the great privilege-and responsibility-of assisting Him in the continuation of His redemptive work. The total Christian community and each individual Christian are, then, certain extensions and continuations of the Incarnation. So close is this union between the Christian and Christ that St. Paul speaks very strikingly that it is more Christ than Paul who now lives: "I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake." (Ga 2:19-20)

Each of us has the privilege of offering Jesus his or her own unique person, one's own humanity, one's own human existence. As with St. Paul we are asked to allow Jesus to live within us. Each Christian has the opportunity to allow Jesus to live through the uniqueness which is this particular Christian. To the extent the Christian does offer himself to Jesus in this manner, to that extent Jesus has a unique opportunity of continuing His redemptive work. To the extent the Christian holds back and does not allow Jesus to live in oneself, to that degree Jesus loses this unrepeatable opportunity.

end of excerpt


Romans 8: 38-39

For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nothing already in existence and nothing still to come, nor any power, nor the heights nor the depths, nor any created thing whatever, will be able to come between us and the love of God, known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord.


                R. It is up to us to speak of such dignity
                of an individual being married to
                God as a Servant and Handmaid of
                the Good Shepherd, Fr. Carter was
                called to be the founder.

                But the individual's response to their
                vocation, comes from the heart.
                One person may live faithfully in
                their marriage to another under the
                sacrament of marriage and their
                marriage vows – while another
                may get a divorce several times.
                Because a person divorces several
                times, it does not change the
                institution of the sacrament of
                marriage as instituted by Christ.

                Commitment, Covenant are very
                strong in the scriptures. Look at
                the Commitment God made to Noah –
                He has never destroyed the earth by
                flood again.

                Look at the Covenant God made with
                Abraham – Abraham did become
                the Father of many nations –

                Look at the Covenant Jesus makes
                    with us.
                    Look at the Mass, the sacrifice
                    of Calvary sacramentally made
                    present –
                    We eat His body, we drink His
                    blood –
                    Covenant with God –

                When I look at Jerry, our servant I see
                a commitment to his marriage vows
                to Jesus – I see Betty every day from
                3:00a.m. to 7:00a.m. before the exposed
                Eucharist praying for us and giving great
                love to Jesus, her whole life, and
                she is in a wheel chair, now, is
                giving, serving God with her


                R. Betty has been praying in China
                for 15 years before the tabernacle
                for the Shepherds of Christ – It is
                time to thank God for the holy souls
                that pray and serve and keep on keeping
                the Movement as their primary
                focus, the ones who I meet and say
                to me – I live the Shepherds of Christ –
                It is my life – Laverne who came to Florida
                about a year ago, but she said
                the Shepherds of Christ is my life.

                What a big gift this is to Jesus.
                Jeff who works so hard and
                helps us and works to help the
                Movement. Sanja and all the
                others, Melanie and Dan who
                I cannot say how they have
                contributed . . .

                It is for love of Jesus we serve
                in this vocation and there are
                many others who listen to every prayer
                service they can and take their calling
                as Apostles of the Sacred Heart very
                seriously, like Sue, who will send me an
                e-mail and thank me for the beautiful rosary
                from Jesus.

                    Marriage to God is preparing
                ourselves for eternity in which
                if we go to heaven we will be wrapped
                in the arms of the Father, Son and Holy Sprit
                for all eternity in the beatific vision.

                    Jesus paid a dear price out of
                love for us and He raises us up
                and He loves us so much to tell
                us about His infinite love. We
                cannot even fathom, what this
                infinite love of God is like and
                yet He gives us the Blue Books to
                know this love more – to live our
                vocation as members of the
                mystical body of Christ – to
                live this out in our lives –
                Shouldn't there be a book to
                tell us how to be united to the
                Mass in our vocation as mystical
                members of the body of Christ.
                The Church is the mystical body
                of Christ. The Church is the
                bride of Christ –               

                How are we as members of the
                mystical body of Christ. Are
                we learning what baptism
                means. Are we spreading the
                Blue Books of His love teaching
                us about baptism, the Mass,
                the gift of the Church.


Blue Book I

Blue Book II

Blue Book III

Blue Book 4

Blue Book 5

Blue Book 6A

Blue Book

Blue Book

Blue Book 7

Blue Book 8



Blue Book 9


                R. This is the backbone of the Shepherds of
                Christ, to have members all over the world
                praying before the Blessed Sacrament
                as Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus –

                This is to have this network of prayer
                praying as holy members of the
                Church for the priests, the Church
                and the world in all these different

                To have religious giving their
                lives in love for the Church
                and the priests and praying
                for the priests, the Church and
                the world.



                R. Little children have to learn –
                they can keep testing a parent,
                just doing stuff they shouldn't
                seeing if they can get away with it
                and parents in this time have a full
                time job how children can test them
                with all the media and things that
                are not good for them. Parents have
                a hard road today teaching children
                about the 4th commandment.
                Nobody can erase the commandments.
                They are not old or extinct –
                they are still the commandments
                of God.

                    Jesus gives us the 7 sacraments –
                the fountain of His life, Baptism
                is so important –
                the Eucharist is so important –

                God shows us commitment in
                    marriage and commitment in
                    Holy Orders – it is a sacrament
                    (Some marriages are unlawful or
                    invalid the Church recognizes this)

                Commitment to our baptism
                    is important –
                    to go out to the world and spread
                    the Good News – 


                R. Those entering a proper marriage in the
                    Church has entered a sacred union.
                    This union symbolizes
                    Christ's union with the Church.
                    God blesses this union with
                    His grace. This union is
                    a sacrament and God gives grace
                    to those married to help them
                    preserve this union which may
                    be very difficult at times.

                It is through marriage that God
                    propagates the earth. God made
                    man and woman – two sexes to
                    join in holy wed-lock.

                God calls men to be priests. The priests
                    need our prayers which is why Jesus
                    instituted the vocations in the Shepherds
                    of Christ. The priest acts as a mediator
                    between God and man – He baptizes
                    and He offers Mass which bring
                    down such grace to us.



                R. The priest hears our confessions
                and this is so important to restoring
                our friendship with God.

                The priest gives the anointing of
                    the sick for people sick and
                    dying –



                R. The priest is "another Christ"
                    He is the center of the
                    spiritual life of the
                    members of the Church,
                    Christ's body –

                The priest has authority!

                The priest's homilies are so important,
                    we will soon print Fr. Joe's
                    7th book.
                    Cardinal George told me to do this
                    7 books ago –

                The priest is a mediator between
                    God and man –
                    his vocation is to help men
                        to go to heaven –
                    he will answer for how
                        he lived –

                Jesus gave us this Movement to
                    pray for the priest –


Novena al Espiritu Santo  English

Novena al Espiritu Santo  Español

Novena al Espiritu Santo  Français

Novena al Espiritu Santo  Português

Novena al Espiritu Santo  Italiano

Novena al Espiritu Santo  Polska


June 26, 1995

The Pain - Naples, Florida

R. He spread His arms, He gave His all, Jesus, the Son of God, the greatest sacrifice, He gave Himself entirely for the good of all men. He opened His arms, He died on the cross.

His arms were covered with blood, His arms so weak and filled with pain, wounded. His arms, the pain shot up His arms and the final blow to each arm a nail through each precious hand.

All the agony He experienced, all the pain, and the crown, to each arm, a nail hammered into the hand.

All the nerves cut and severed by the nail, the pain shooting up His precious arms, the final blow given to His most precious members. The legs that carried Him, that carried the heavy cross, the legs that were forced and cajoled, that continues to Calvary - the legs weakened, skinned, bleeding, beaten, burned, the legs that knew patience and perseverance, the legs connected to a sore foot that was rubbed and gashed and bleeding, the members of Jesus, filled with such pain and exhaustion, now is crowned with the final glory. The nail that was driven into the foot, the pain shot up this already weakened leg, covered with blood and wounds and pain, the final blow, the nerves severed by the hammered nail.

A blow to each hand, a blow to each foot, a blow to the head, a stamping that pressed down and continued in excruciating pain.

Jesus: They numbered all My bones. They gave Me vinegar and gall to drink. They gave Me a cloth to wipe My blood-covered flesh. What did they give to Me? Love is giving, My dear ones. How many of you are wounded when you are not given things by your brothers you love?

My members were in such pain, the pain shot up My arms. My legs were so weak I could scarce move them. I was filled with pain within them.

To all who watched, they saw a man, weakened and covered with blood and wounds. They did not see the pain inside that shot up My legs and arms, the nerves inside My body that sent signals of deep pain to My central nervous system. They did not see the nerves inside sending pain signals everywhere.

The final blow being to each hand and foot, the severing of My nerves by the blunt and rusted nails.

An arm extended. A final blow. I beheld a nail pounded into My hand and the pain shot up My arms, unbearable to a human mind.

Do you know of the pain within My body? Signals sending messages of deep pain everywhere. I knew all of these sufferings in the garden. So great were the sufferings to My mind, I sweat blood.

My flesh was covered with wounds. My arms were stretched from their sockets. My body was beaten and bleeding, every inch of My body covered with deep wounds. But, My loved ones, you miss the depth of My love. My wounds were so deep, but the final wound, the pounding of the nails in My hands and feet, a severing of the nerves, an ending of the deepest pain, to experience even deeper pain, beyond your human comprehension, it was done to the Almighty God, a Divine Person, I suffered the final blow to each member.

The pounding in the hands and feet, the crown to each member, and they numbered all My bones. My nerves a network of pain running throughout My entire body.

The pain within the body, the pain recorded in My loving head, the pain sent by a network of nerves in My body, now records the final blows, the nails in the hands and feet, the pain being recorded from every thorn that pierced My skull, every gash to My body, the pain, the pain, the pain - a network of signals and pain, running through My body and the final hour, the pains recorded on the cross, arms outstretched - a surrendering to all pain. I surrendered to a body laden with pain.

You focus on your little problems, your little aches and pains. You discuss them and show the world your pin pricks and sufferings. Do you want to know holiness and love? They gave Me vinegar mixed with gall. This was their offering. They gave Me a cross. They crowned My head with a crown of thorns.

This, My dear ones, is suffering, My beloved souls, I gave My life for and this is their return.

A severing of My nerves, the final blows to all the aches and pains recorded in My nervous system. This was one of the final blows - the rusted nails pounded into My hands.

You will feel little aches and pains in your hands and feet to remind you of this message. Your understanding of the immense pain within will deepen. What was visible to the eye on My battered body was nothing compared to the pains within. I gave My all. I gave My insides, My mind, My Heart, wounded for the love of men. All functions in the body were stopped. The final curtain, blood and water pouring out from My Heart, show that all functions of the body had ended.

R. All signals that carried messages of immense pain had ended, the final act of surrender for God to die to this human body and surrender His flesh.

Jesus: And end, a beginning, the water and blood flowed from MyHeart, the beginning of My life in the Church, life flowing into your spirit.

R. Come give me life, abundant life. I thirst to be with Thee.

Jesus: My blood was spent. My human flesh and blood offered as the sacrifice, the sacrifice of Calvary is now made present at every Mass. An end, a beginning, and the grace and life flow through the sacraments in the Church. My life flows to you in the Mass. Mary, the Mediatrix of all grace, stands by the side of the altar and the grace flows from the Father, through My body offered up as a sacrifice in the Holy Spirit, given through the Mothership of Mary to you in the Church. You stand under the cross with My Mother and you receive the gift given, My Body, My Blood.

R. Man is reconciled with the Father through the Divine Person, Jesus Christ, and you receive His life poured out to you as Calvary is made present in the unbloody sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Do you feel the graces poured out to you at this sacrifice of the Son of God at every Mass? Do you feel the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, all the angels and saints, and the souls in purgatory? Do you feel united as one at the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present upon the altar through the priest? The priest who now puts on Christ and through Him the dispenser of this life given to man.

Jesus: Oh, My beloved ones, love so dearly your priest. Give him such reverence. He is the chosen instrument of God and you treat him with such ordinariness. You are so blind and so dumb in your ways. And they numbered all My bones. Each nerve carrying a message of My love of mankind, each member in My Church carrying a special message, all united as one working in harmony according to the Father’s will, each carrying a message of love to one another.

The body is many members, you are the messengers of My love. Christ is the head. The message does not flow as it should when some are cut off from the Head. They nailed My hands and feet and My nerves were severed by the nails, such pain, undescribable in words, the severing of My nerves from the body, the severing of many members from the body of Christ. My Body given for all on the cross, the network of nerves within carrying the messages of My love to all mankind. My body covered on the outside with blood and wounded, the pain recorded within.

Your Church, covered with blood on the outside, the slaughter of innocent babies, the homosexuality, the sins of the flesh, the members that have severed themselves from the source by their sins, but the pain is carried in the nerves inside. The blood of the Lamb shed for each and every soul, the real pain carried within. The life is weakened in your Church because the love of God is so weak in many members. The messages of love are not being transmitted as they should be. Your body shows the wounds, but your pain within is the root of the problems. The pain is from the messages of love that are not being transmitted.

Unless you seek to fill your priests and sisters with the fire of God’s love, fill their hearts with burning love for God, your Church will continue to show the marks of the blood shed without. I give to you these letters as a mighty medicine for this world, directed to make men’s hearts burn with love of God and love of one another. The rosaries are meditations and messages given from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. These messages will make men’s hearts burn with fire for love of God. You have ignored the importance of these letters.

I send to you the mighty medicine to heal a hurting world. My priests and religious need these messages. The love of God will be transmitted to the Church from these messages when you circulate these letters.

The devil has blocked the minds of men involved in these messages because of their importance to the world and the Church.

I am speaking to you Fr. Carter to help to get these messages published and circulated as soon as possible. I give to you a mighty medicine for a sick world.

Read St. Thomas Aquinas about the medicine for the sick Church. You know what these messages have done for you. I am Jesus. I give to you the mighty medicine for a sick world, for a sick Church, rosaries and letters from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Your Church shows the wounds of bloodshed, abortion, homosexuality, sins of the flesh, murder of little children’s minds with sex education in Catholic schools and you hold back the gifts of God’s love I am giving to the Church and this world.

My arms were weak and wounded but the final blow as the nail put in My hand. It severed the nerves.

The final blow is the bloodshed in the Church, the slaughtering of children’s minds in Catholic schools. My children are pure and innocent. They are not being taught messages of God’s love, they are being taught messages of sick sex and coldness.

Men’s hearts have turned cold. They have been severed from the life of the body. The body is decaying from within. Only with the love of God enkindled in men’s hearts will this bloodshed stop.

I beg you to publish and circulate these messages in the Church. I am Jesus. I am giving you the mighty medicine for the world. Your body wears the marks of the bloodshed, only with messages of My on-fire love will it stop.

Mary leads you to Jesus. Never is she the end. The Father has a plan. Mary’s messages have led men and will lead men to Jesus. Satan has tried to stop all efforts to publish and circulate these messages. I am the Almighty God. The funds will come when you circulate and publish these messages and rosaries under the Shepherds of Christ Publishing. I am working with Fr. Carter and Rita as messenger to renew the Church and the world. Each messenger has a very vital role in the Father’s plan. The significance of these messages are being overlooked. You are not studying the messages as a whole and their content. There are five unpublished Blue Books and more than four Rosary Books which I and My Mother have given to this world in the last 14 months. I have also given 15 songs of My love. I am begging you to see to the recording and publishing of this music. I beg you to listen. This is the mighty medicine for the Church and the world to draw men to the burning love of Jesus. Please harken to My call. I will send you the money. You must study and read these messages. This is a fulfillment of Fatima - these messages were given to bring priests to the burning love of Jesus. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior.



                August 4, 2013 - After Mass

                R. We must learn to turn our will
                    to God –
                    We need God's grace to do this –
                    The man sinning is doing his own
                        will he has not developed
                        the habit of always turning
                        to God's will –

                In messages Jesus spoke of man prodding
                    and planning and doing his own will –
                    opposed to God –

                In the busy, busy rosary we see
                    the man had no time to be
                    alone with God –
                    he almost thought he found
                    a spot and then realized he
                    had an appointment at
                    the dog's hair salon –

                Which is where we can put God
                    who is to be first in our
                    life – if our busy life is
                    always according to our
                    agenda –

                God wants to be one in us –

                Seeking His will at every moment
                    of our lives –

                We need grace even to not sin –
                We need grace
                God gives us the Morning Offering
                    to pray united to the Mass
                    for grace to choose the
                    will of God –

                Our reasoning must be right reasoning
                    so we do not see with
                    greater distorted vision
                    (envy, condescending, prideful)
                    our beloved brother we
                    are supposed to work with
                    in love –

                Man in his wounded human nature
                    sees God, others and himself
                    with distorted vision.

                When a man's life is lived to never
                    change and force others to live
                    according to that –
                    his focus is not growth in the
                    spiritual life –

                Jesus: He is rigid as one
                    clogged in a hole –

                Your life here is to grow
                    spiritually – this takes
                    dying to the ways not like
                    Me and rising more and more
                    in My image and likeness –

                Dying – Death

                Rising – Resurrection

                At every Mass – you eat My body,
                    you drink My blood –

                A person using His life to form others
                    according to himself is
                    using his energy, the time given
                    here to lay in a stagnate pond
                    on a man born with a wounded
                    human nature.

                I came, I died that you would
                    share in My life –

                I give you baptism –
                    I give you such gifts –
                    Your knowing and loving capacity
                        is elevated

                A man who focuses on himself and
                    establishing all he is and
                    knows is right with dysfunctional
                    ways is wanting all to
                    rest in him.

                The hardest thing to do sometimes
                    is admit you have to change.

                The devil works in this.

                You were made for love, for relationships
                    working together –

                When one failed relationship after
                    another occurred, a woman
                    having 5 husbands, still did
                    not want to change –

                She was created by God to love and be loved,
                    but she would not change and no
                    relationship worked with her habits.

                I call men to unity –

                I call men to live in the Church,
                    a community in which
                    it is to be a reflection of
                    the Trinity –

                The Trinity is: God is 3 Persons
                    in one God –

                When a person fails to trust or
                    relate with others outside
                    their family – they can
                    exist in that system and see
                    it as the rule, the only
                    system there is –

                I give men and women marriage
                    they are not to marry their
                        sisters and brothers or
                        relatives that are close.

                I give men hidden rules –

                Men are not to marry men –

                Women are not to marry women –
                    children, parents, etc. –

                The more killing of babies is
                    accepted, the more the elderly
                    can be done away with too,
                    the more homosexuality
                    and rules against the
                    natural law opposed –

                It can be anything goes to a man
                    operating under satan and
                    the darkness grows deeper
                    and deeper as satan works
                    in reasoning opposed to
                    God's will – Perversion!

                John the Baptist lost his head
                    telling of the sin.
                    The prophets have been
                    persecuted and martyred by
                    men who want their own

                I am the way, the truth and the life.

Colossians 3: 1-5, 9-11

Since you have been raised up to be with Christ, you must look for the things that are above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed—and he is your life—you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.  

That is why you must kill everything in you that is earthly: sexual vice, impurity, uncontrolled passion, evil desires and especially greed, which is the same thing as worshipping a false god;

and do not lie to each other. You have stripped off your old behaviour with your old self, and you have put on a new self which will progress towards true knowledge the more it is renewed in the image of its Creator; and in that image there is no room for distinction between Greek and Jew, between the circumcised and uncircumcised, or between barbarian and Scythian, slave and free. There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything. 


Ecclesiastes 1: 2; 2: 21-23

Sheer futility, Qoheleth says. Sheer futility: everything is futile!

For here is one who has laboured wisely, skilfully and successfully and must leave what is his own to someone who has not toiled for it at all. This is futile too, and grossly unjust; for what does he gain for all the toil and strain that he has undergone under the sun—since his days are full of sorrow, his work is full of stress and even at night he has no peace of mind? This is futile too.


Psalm 90: 3-6, 12-14, 17

You bring human beings to the dust, 
by saying, ‘Return, children of Adam.’ 
A thousand years are to you 
like a yesterday which has passed, 
like a watch of the night. 

You flood them with sleep
—in the morning they will be like growing grass: 
in the morning it is blossoming and growing, 
by evening it is withered and dry.

Teach us to count up the days that are ours, 
and we shall come to the heart of wisdom. 
Come back, Yahweh! How long must we wait? 
Take pity on your servants. 

Each morning fill us with your faithful love, 
we shall sing and be happy all our days;

May the sweetness of the Lord be upon us, 
to confirm the work we have done!


Luke 12: 13-21

A man in the crowd said to him, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ He said to him, ‘My friend, who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for life does not consist in possessions, even when someone has more than he needs.’ 

    Then he told them a parable, ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, "What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops." Then he said, "This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time." But God said to him, "Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?" So it is when someone stores up treasure for himself instead of becoming rich in the sight of God.’


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 1, 2010

INTRODUCTION – (Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23;Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21) One of the most well-known passages in the bible begins with the line: “For everything there is a season…a time for every matter under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, and so on.…” That passage is from a book in the Old Testament that has two names: in Hebrew it is called Qoheleth; in Greek it is called Ecclesiastes. The author of the book is called Qoheleth, which simply means, “one who convenes an assembly.” About all we know about the author is that he was likely a Jewish teacher or preacher. Today is the only Sunday in the three-year cycle when we read from Qoheleth. Today’s short passage reminds us of the passing nature of all things, a theme we hear again in the gospel.

HOMILY – There was a barber who was moved by the Sunday homily to witness his faith in God with greater enthusiasm. So when his first customer came into the barber shop on Monday morning and asked for a shave, the barber invited him to take a seat in the barber chair and then asked to be excused for a moment. He went to a back room and prayed a quick prayer saying, “Lord, my first customer just came in and I want to witness my faith to him. Give me the wisdom to say the right words. Amen.” He came back with a bible in one hand and a straight razor in the other and asked his customer, “Are you ready to meet your maker?” Our readings today ask us this same question.

A man who felt that he was being cheated out of his inheritance approached Jesus. Jesus knew his job was about something of much greater importance than a few gold or silver coins. Jesus came to announce that God is inviting us to be part of God’s kingdom, a kingdom that is not of this world, a kingdom that will be more wonderful than anything this world can give us. The man, and all those listening to Jesus, needed to be reminded about what is really important in life. He said to them: “a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Do you think this is a reminder just for the wealthy? It’s a reminder for everyone. Anyone might get caught in this trap of thinking that having more and more things is what makes life worthwhile. Certainly wealth keeps food on the table and a roof over our heads, and if we do not have enough to meet our own basic needs, life is miserable. That’s why Jesus constantly insists that we care for the poor and the needy, so they can have their basic needs met. Certain people were even invited to give away everything they had to the poor and then to follow Christ. We might think of some of the saints, especially St. Francis whom everyone admires, but few try to imitate. St. Francis, of course, was trying to imitate Jesus, who said, “foxes have lairs and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Not everyone is called to live like Francis or Jesus, but we can learn from them and follow their spirit. In this world we have to provide for our needs and the needs of our families. That’s why God gave us a brain and gave us strength to work. But we can’t forget that our greatest need is God. Apparently that’s what the man who had a great harvest in Jesus’ parable forgot. He thought security, independence and power were his for many more years, forgetting that our greatest security is in God. Jesus said the man was a fool, for he grew rich in a way that in the end really didn’t matter much. Jesus himself was on his way to Jerusalem and he knew what waited for him there, his own suffering and death, and he knew that growing rich in good works and in our love for God is what really matters,

We don’t like to be reminded how fragile our life is, that it can be taken from us anytime. We like the illusion of being in control. Jesus is really doing us a favor when he reminds us that our life in this world is only temporary, and eternity is forever. Jesus is doing us a favor reminding us of this because he’s keeping us in reality. The things of this world are only of secondary importance and we must use them as the way to him and not allow them to be central in our life. St. Paul, in today’s second reading, calls greed “idolatry” for greed makes wealth our primary goal in life and for wealth we set aside the goal for which we were created – which is God.

I thank you for coming today. Your being here is an indication that you are aware that God must be central in our lives. You’ve heard this story before, but it’s worth repeating and will make a good conclusion to my homily. An American tourist, traveling in Europe, visited a wise and famous rabbi who lived there. The American was surprised when he saw how simply the man lived – in a single room with a table and chair and a number of books. “Rabbi! Where is your furniture?” asked the tourist. “Well, where is yours?” the rabbi asked. The American tourist answered, “My furniture? I’m just passing through here.” The wise rabbi responded: “Although I’ve lived here my entire life, so am I!”


                Priestly Newsletter May/June 1997 - Incarnational Perspectives

                R. At the same time was May 13, 1997 rosary.



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Books written by the cofounder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Mass Book
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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  Mass Book, by Rita Ring: Many of the entries in the Priestly Newsletter Volume II from a spiritual journal came from this book. These entries
  are to help people to be more deeply united to God in the Mass. This book is available in English and Spanish with the Church’s Imprimatur.

Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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  rosary. These meditations will help all to know the lives of Jesus and Mary alive in their Hearts. Available in both English and Spanish with
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The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
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Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
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God's Blue Book IV by Rita Ring. This book is about the love Jesus has for Mary and Mary has for Jesus and Jesus and Mary have for us — It is truly the Love of the Two Hearts. Mary appeared every day at the Holy Spirit Center — Fr. Carter was there. Mary's first apparition July 5, 1994. $5

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He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
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God's Blue Book 6A by Rita Ring. Rosaries from Their Hearts during apparitions. Jesus and Mary appeared every day and I received rosaries from Them and They were transcribed from a tape. Also messages of love from Jesus on days of January, 1995 — About Baptism — writings from Fr. Carter and the Scriptures. $10

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He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
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God's Blue Book 6B by Rita Ring. Jesus and Mary appeared every day in February, 1995 — So beautiful — transcribed from a tape — the Stations, 7 Sorrows, prayers in the Prayer Manual, the Holy Spirit Novena Book and the Song Book. Pure love — loving and forgiving — a book about Jesus' love, baptism, grace and Fr. Carter's Newsletter. $10

Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
Red Rosary Book - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 1. Mary appeared in Clearwater December 17, 1996 in rainbow color and these rosaries left the printer the same day from Apparitions of Jesus and Mary — transcribed from a tape. $10

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Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
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Short Rosary Meditations for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Short Rosary Meditations for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This book is so important with pictures they can open it and lay it on their laps and pray the rosary. $10

  Messages From Jesus
  Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
  This book is 8 1/2" by 11" and you can open it up and sit it on your lap.

  $ 10.00  plus postage

Messages for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This is a big book of loving messages for nursing home people and homebound from Jesus and Mary — Their lives are so important — united to the Mass offering up their suffering, their lives for the souls of this earth. $10

Daily Messages From Heaven 1
From the Florida Apparition Site Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Daily Messages From Heaven Volumes 2 thru 5 (Spiral bound)
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Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
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A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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  Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
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  Apostle's Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
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 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
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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



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 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


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  Una Jornada Hacia el Corazón de Jesús
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Fr. Joe Robinson

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Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
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Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Liturgical Year
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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  
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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

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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
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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
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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.



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Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
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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

Special 27" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
27" Statue with crown
$ 450.00 plus shipping

Special 18" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass  
$ 250.00 plus shipping

Special 15" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White gown with gold trim around mantel
$ 200.00 plus shipping

Special 12" Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White gown with gold trim around mantel
$ 160.00 plus shipping

Special 18" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass  
Blue and Pink gown with a rosary over her hand.
$ 250.00 plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
Blue and Pink gown.
$ 150.00 plus shipping

Crucifix by Felix - Hand Carved
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

  Mary's Image
  12 x 16
  Giclee Art Print on Canvas
of Mary's image with a sliver of glass and a little bottle of Jesus and Mary water. The glass will be fixed behind the back of the picture.
  $ 200.00
plus shipping



Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping


  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping



  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  6mm - $ 30.00 plus shipping
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping




  Mug with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  $ 15.00
plus shipping




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OL-Mt. Carmel
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Sorrow M
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OL-Mt. Carmel
w/glass - 18

I Heart
w/glass - 18

I Heart - Ivory
w/glass - 18

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w/glass - 15

w/glass - 18

w/glass - 12

w/glass - 11

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph

St. Therese

St. Francis

St. Anthony

St. Claire


St. Jude

Divine Mercy

Holy Family


St. Philomena

Pieta - Marble

Pieta - Color

Holy Family 12

St. Anthony - 18

St. Francis - 18

St. Joseph - 18

St. Therese - 18

St. Rita - 18

St. Clare - 12

St. Rita - 12

St. Padre Pio - 12

Divine Mercy - 12

St. Michael - 11

Limpias - 8



Shepherds of Christ Ministries
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China, IN  47250


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 Holy Family








 St. Anthony




 St. Claire




 St. Francis




 St. Joseph




 St. Jude




 St. Padre Pio




 St. Therese



 Divine Mercy 22"


 Angel 22"


 St. Philomena 20"


 St. Philomena 16"


 St. Joseph 18"


 St. Francis 18"


 St. Anthony 18"


 St. Rita 18"


 St. Therese 18"


 Pieta - Color



 Pieta - Marble



 Holy Family 12"


 St. Padre Pio - standing 12"


 St. Padre Pio - sitting 9"


 St. Michael 11"


 St. Rita 12"



 Divine Mercy



 St. Claire 12"


 Pieta - Color



 Pieta - Marble



 Limpias 8"


 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass 28"


 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass 24"



 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass




 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass




 Infant of Prague w/glass




 Our Lady of Grace w/glass




 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  



 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass



 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass




 Sorrowful Mother w/glass



 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass 18"


 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass 18"


 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass 18"


 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass   18"


 Our Lady of Grace w/glass 18"



 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass



 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass 12"



 Fatima w/glass




 Fatima w/glass



 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass



 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass



 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass



 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 27"



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