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 these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

August 9, 2000

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.


To All Members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement,

Especially Apostles, Handmaids and Servants -

Jesus asks that all prayerfully study Issue Three, 2000, of the newsletter. Having done this, they should go back to it from time to time.

Messenger: Pray through Jacinta's powerful intercession for the securing of the building for the purpose Jesus and Mary want.

Messenger: I ask the readings of Mass be put here:

Jeremiah 31: 1-7

When that time comes, Yahweh declares, I shall be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.

   Yahweh says this:
   They have found pardon in the desert,
   those who have survived the sword.
   Israel is marching to his rest.
   Yahweh has appeared to me from afar;
   I have loved you with an everlasting love
   and so I still maintain
      my faithful love for you.
   I shall build you once more,
      yes, you will be rebuilt,
   Virgin of Israel!
   Once more in your best attire,
   and with your tambourines,
   you will go out dancing gaily.
   Once more you will plant vineyards
   on the mountains of Samaria
   (those who plant will themselves
      enjoy the fruit).
   Yes, a day will come
      when the watchmen shout
   on the mountains of Ephraim,
   ‘Up! Let us go up to Zion,
   to Yahweh our God!'

   For Yahweh says this:
   Shout with joy for Jacob!
   Hail the chief of nations!
   Proclaim! Praise! Shout,
   ‘Yahweh has saved his people,
   the remnant of Israel!’

Jeremiah 31: 10, 11-12, 13

   Listen, nations, to the word of Yahweh.
   On the farthest coasts and islands
      proclaim it, say,
   ‘He who scattered Israel is gathering him,
   will guard him as a shepherd
      guarding his flock.’

   For Yahweh has ransomed Jacob,
   rescued him from a hand
      stronger than his own.
   They will come, shouting for joy
      on the heights of Zion,
   thronging towards Yahweh’s lavish gifts,
   for wheat, new wine and oil,
   sheep and cattle;
   they will be like a well–watered garden,
   they will sorrow no more.

   The young girl will then take pleasure
      in the dance,
   and young men and old alike;
   I shall change their mourning
      into gladness,
   comfort them, give them joy
   after their troubles;

Matthew 15: 21-28

The daughter of the Canaanite woman healed

Jesus left that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And suddenly out came a Canaanite woman from that district and started shouting, ‘Lord, Son of David, take pity on me. My daughter is tormented by a devil.’ But he said not a word in answer to her. And his disciples went and pleaded with him, saying, ‘Give her what she wants, because she keeps shouting after us.’ He said in reply, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.’ But the woman had come up and was bowing low before him. ‘Lord,’ she said, ‘help me.’ He replied, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to little dogs.’ She retorted, ‘Ah yes, Lord; but even little dogs eat the scraps that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, you have great faith. Let your desire be granted.’ And from that moment her daughter was well again.

     Oh, there is not one so fair as thee, my beloved Mother Mary.

     Of all the maidens that God could have chosen it was you, oh shining Star of Heaven.

     Oh Mary, Mother of us all.

     She doth appear as a wonder so fair indeed,

     A permanent sign of God's love.
      A Woman clothed in gold.
      One that glistens with the radiance of a golden tone,

     Her beauty dancing in the sunlit hours of every day.

     In morning splendor, in dancing light at noon day as the sun glistens on her rainbow glow and at night she has appeared on special dates in golden splendor and light.

     Would you quote the Scripture for Mary so fair.

     "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth." (Revelation 12: 1-2)

     Would you see her as she appeared in little villages in the 20th century, tucked in hills and out of the way places.

     If you missed these enormous signs from heaven, of one so fair, she appears there clothed in the golden sun of the day, reflecting her radiant beauty painted by the hand of the Father. She is His chosen maiden so fair.

     She appears daily, she is there by day and beneath the black shadows of night, she does not slumber, but calls to her children of light to come through her golden doorway and let the light of Christ shine in their souls.

     She appears one so fair, by day and sometimes by night clothed in radiance and golden, her garment hemmed with glistening sunlight. She once appeared to a few and her visits fleeting in remotest places, she remains a Woman Clothed with the Sun, the sun dancing on her garments of rainbow color on a busy, busy corner for all to see, in the state of the sun, sunny Florida. She is a Woman painted by the brush of God.

     And do you know the wonder of one who calls the children far and wide, to hear the voice of her Son, Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock.

     Mary, the heavenly maiden, to call them home to His Heart.

     Oh, of one so fair, do we not boast and praise our God and thank Him for such a wonder.

     Oh, to Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, we cry, help us to do what you asked for at Fatima and help us in our mission of telling the world of your Son's desire to spread His Movement so men will be Shepherds of Christ.

Matthew 12: 38-42

The sign of Jonah

Then some of the scribes and Pharisees spoke up. ‘Master,’ they said, ‘we should like to see a sign from you.’ He replied, ‘It is an evil and unfaithful generation that asks for a sign! The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah remained in the belly of the sea–monster for three days and three nights, so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. On Judgement Day the men of Nineveh will appear against this generation and they will be its condemnation, because when Jonah preached they repented; and look, there is something greater than Jonah here. On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will appear against this generation and be its condemnation, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look, there is something greater than Solomon here.

Messenger: On July 5, 2000, Mary looked gold to me that day. She had a gold tint. I wish this picture from July 5, 2000, to appear here by day and by night.


Messenger: When I traveled to Florida on the 5ths of the month since we began leasing the building, the glass was black during the winter 6:20 prayer services and rosaries. I couldn't see Mary on those visits, only a very faint outline. On December 17, 1999, the 3rd anniversary of Mary's appearance, many of us saw Mary appear in gold on the building at the nightly prayer service. Then she began appearing on most of the 5ths after that, especially at the end of the rosary.

So they say to us, how much does it cost to hold onto that building and I say this. It is so difficult for us to come up with the funds for the building rent and to send the priestly newsletter and prayer manuals around the world. Literally the newsletter goes from China, Indiana, to China the country. The last postage to send the special English edition of the newsletter to the 90 foreign countries was $15,000, not to mention printing, paper, the U.S. mailing cost and sending the Spanish edition of the newsletter.

A place in Africa wants 20,000 prayer manuals for a certain area that could use that many prayer manuals.

Mary is appearing on the building to tell us that we must do what she said at Fatima. The Fatima message asks for consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, daily praying of the rosary, observing the First Saturday devotion and making reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Our lives in the Shepherds of Christ are given to help save souls. This was Mary's cry at Fatima when she appeared to the three children, July 13, 1917, and showed them a vision of hell.

Messenger: The vision given to Lucia, June 13, 1929, is a call to unite to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and beg for grace and mercy.

Messenger: Part of our mission is to reach the priests with her plea at Fatima.

As we struggle with the financial issue, we as a body of people, Shepherds of Christ apostles, are focusing more and more on this issue of helping to reach the world and help save souls as we try to grow in greater holiness ourselves.

Never before in the history of the world has such a visible sign of the Virgin Mary been given, and yet it is as if people do not even see her.

Today is a new day to grow more and more in our deep union with Him and to help save souls.

We are reaching the bishops and they are responding.

The Father wants the world to respond to this mission.

We have as a body of people given our lives and our money and we need others to respond and help us with their prayers and their financial assistance.

Does the world not see the Lady on the building? Would you not obey God and try to do what Jesus and Mary are asking us to do from that building?

There are stadiums that cost  so much money and sports stars that receive salaries of such money and we can hardly pay the rent for the Virgin Mary building.

Do you really believe that God wouldn't want us to use that building to help reach the world with the plea of the Woman of Fatima, to reach the world with the message of prayer, attending Mass, praying the rosary and giving ourselves to the pure Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the New Adam and the New Eve.

Oh, Jesus, help us to obtain the funds we need for this mission.

Oh, God the Father, in the name of Your Son, please grant the grace to men to be open.

Jesus speaks: The writings of your founder are so important to the Church and the world.

I want the world to pray the prayers I have given as I have directed.

Beg them to hear you.

I want the world to respond.

Why are they so stubborn and why do they ignore the Lady of Clearwater?

Please promote this image for the purpose I have dictated in the Shepherds of Christ.

I want Shepherds of Christ praying all over the world.

You value your $70 opera seats and $8 seats at the movies and you do not even see the magnificence of the sign given to you of the Lady in Florida.

Revelation 12: 1-2

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.

Jesus speaks: Please hear Me and help Me reach the world with My Movement.

My mission here is to bring to completion the mission My Mother began at Fatima.

I am Jesus, the Son of God - help Me.

The image on the building is a sign for you from the Father.

You must hear My voice.

You must pray.

Do you remember World War II? You have not answered the Lady of Fatima yet - help Me.

Mary speaks: I request my message given, July 28, 2000, for the prayer service, August 5, 2000, in Florida be given here.

Excerpt from the Glorious Mysteries, July 28, 2000, given in China, Indiana


Mary speaks: Oh my children. And I cry to you this night. For I want the rosary to be in the hands of my children all over the world as I asked at Fatima in 1917. And so many years later I still cry to you, my blinded earth. And I appear on the building and people go by and they do not even see, for they are so busy for their lives. And yet I ask you to meditate on the scene of Oscar and the funeral. For it is a sunny day outside and inside in the funeral parlors of this world and the churches where services are held for the dead. The connection between heaven and earth is so clear that this life here is not forever. And I cry to you my children to help me to do what my Son, Jesus, has asked of you, to help to begin the prayer chapters, to pray for the Church and the world and for your priests. Oh my children, you do not know the gifts that you are given in the Blessed Sacrament and in the priests. You must pray for them. The power, my children is in the Eucharist. It is through the hands of the priests that you receive this great gift from your God and you must pray for them. Will you help me throughout the world by spreading these prayer chapters and uniting your hearts to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? And in everything that you do, in your sleeping and your eating, offer up your lives to the Father, making everything you do a prayer. It is so simple my children. And enormous grace will be released to the world. And so We have given to you a small card that you can spread to all the souls of this earth, that says, "Father, we give our lives to You united to the Mass for the sake of souls, for the Church and the world and our priests." So much grace, my children, will be released on the earth when you lay your lives down united to the Mass. My Son gave Himself as a Sacrifice for you, and today enormous grace will be released the more you unite to the Mass in everything that you do. And the elderly are sitting in their chairs and lying in their beds, and they want to know that their lives are important. And you can tell them to offer up whatever it is that they do. It is Godís will that there is this slowing down process in the lives of many. And their lives are so important to the souls of this earth. Will you please ask them to offer their lives as a sacrifice united to the Mass? And when they eat, when they endure the suffering, when they walk, oh so slowly and they struggle, all those activities can help the souls of the earth enormously when united to the Mass. Oh my children, my children, I love you so. My adults, you must pray, for you ignore me and you go about your busy days with all your pleasures and your whims. It is all right to enjoy your life, but you ignore your God. And you do not take the time to pray. How can I make you see how serious this is, for you will not listen to me?

(End of Excerpt from the Glorious Mysteries, July 28, 2000, given in China, Indiana)

Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)

August 9, 2000

This is the day of the Lord, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.

Messenger: My dear apostles,

I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love. Jesus has given us the greatest gift, a sharing in His divine life so abundantly in the Eucharist. This is life. Let us treasure this gift and make it our desire to tell the world of the gift of Jesus Christ truly with us in the Holy Eucharist. I thank God for our beloved founder and all of you who so faithfully serve and love God so very much.

Today is about life! The great life we share in Him. Let us join as a body singing praise and thanking God for the gifts He has given to us. Let us, little babies laying ourselves bare, tell Him how dependent we are on Him to do this work. Give it all to   Him and ask Him to direct our lives and help us to do great things reaching the souls. Let us turn to prayer as never before, surrendering to Him and begging for grace and help with the funds.

Let's walk on the water realizing God is with us today. Please pray for two special intentions.

Pray for our founder, pray for August 12, 13, 14, grace and money.

I love you.


Jesus speaks: Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ intentions.

There is a meeting in China, Indiana, August 12 - August 14, 2000, a mini retreat. A special rosary is given at 12:00 noon China time August 13. A big body of people gather to pray from 12:00 - 5:00 August 13.

(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)


I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel I can help pray with you for our priests, the Church and the world? 

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