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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.

September 14, 2004

September 15th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for September 15th are Luminous


The next retreat will begin on the 

night of September 12th at 6:20 pm

September 13th thru the 16th.

There will be a very special day and night service

for the Feast of the Sorrowful Mother

on September 15, 2004.




September 14, 2004

Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross



August 23, 2004  

        Jesus speaks:  Special grace will be granted
            graces of healing, physical and spiritual 
            during the retreat. Come to China, 
            for I will outpour My grace to you.





Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Father Carter, S.J.

    More than 30,000 people were present in September, and saw a shower of mysterious white petals fall to within 10 feet of the ground before dissolving into the air. Many also saw the globe of light bearing the Lady come to rest atop the tree, and the branches bend as though someone were standing on them. Later, they saw the cloud depart into the east, from whence it had come.(16)

 16. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.6.


September 13, 1997



September 14, 2004



Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross





September 14, 2004 message continues

Messenger:       We are not to be barren

                          God will ask us where are
                                your children.

                            We are to build up the
                                Kingdom of God.

                            We are to bring forth children,
                                fruit for the Kingdom.

                            God is asking us to spread
                                devotion to His Sacred
                                Heart and Mary's Immaculate

                            There is so much division on our

                            East from West ——

                            Division amongst people
                                in the Church many times.

                            The Church is One.
                            We are to be united.


Excerpt from September 13, 2004 Talk
China, Indiana

transcribed live from a tape


Song:  Healer of Our Every Ill

Messenger:    And Mary speaks and Mary says to all of us.

Mary speaks:  My dear children,
                            Jesus tells you to love God and to love one another. 
                            And so many times you focus on so many little things
                                    and avoid the real words of your God.

                            For it is love and joy that He wants within your hearts
                                     to be empowered to do His work.

                            So in looking at your sins —
                                 you look at the ways in which the devil has worked in your life —
                                 to stop you from promoting His Kingdom,
                                 to stop you from working with others,
                              because of being selfish or prideful or jealous —
                                 for these are the big sins that many neglect to talk about.

                            And satan plays in the mind and tells you —
                                       so many times of so many incidental things —
                                when the big things that stop you from loving 
                                and doing the work that will help lead souls 
                                to God are overlooked.

                            What have you done because of jealousy and selfishness, 
                                refusal to work because of pride.

                            It is love that God calls you to. 

                            Look inside of your heart 
                                for the sins of pride —
                                for the sins of jealousy —
                                for the sins that have stopped the work
                                    of leading others to my Son
                                for God has called you to be one, 
                                    united and loving —
                                not jealous, not flirtatious
                                but holy —
                                pure —
                                clean —
                                living to do His work,
                                focus on these —
                                    my apostles, servants and handmaids.

                            Tell others you are sorry when you have hurt them
                                bend the stubborn heart and will,
                                melt the frozen, warm the chill.

                            Be united —
                                 for how can you teach the world to be united
                                when you yourselves fail to be united with one another,
                                will not forgive one another,
                                will not focus on the commandments of love, God has given to you,
                                fail to listen to the commandment to put God first in your life,
                                 to honor His name and to love Him.

                            Sins of the flesh may seem to be obvious to some —
                                but to others the sins of pride and jealousy are overlooked,
                                the sins that you commit when you hold grudges within your heart
                                and stop the work of the One Who has called you to love.

                            Song:  Healer of Our Every Ill

end of excerpt from September 13, 2004 talk


The Our Father

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


September 14, 2004 message continues

Mary speaks:     Jesus wants you to be loving
                           The Father wants you to
                                love God and love each other.
                                Pray for the souls Jesus
                                    gave His life for.

                            Be holy.
                            Be good.

                            Pray for grace to love God more and
                                to love the souls of the earth.

                            Be intercessors praying
                                for the souls.

                            Jesus has called you in the Shepherds of Christ
                                to be intercessors praying for
                                the souls.

                            Jesus has called you to pray for
                                the priests, the Church and
                                the world.

                            Jesus wants you now to pray
                                for the success of this
                                special Newsletter.

                            Pray for purity.

                            The more you spread devotion
                                to me and my Immaculate
                                Heart, the more pure the
                                world will become.

                            I see the earth and it's impurity —
                                God the Father has allowed
                                me to appear to spread devotion
                                to my Immaculate Heart.

                            God the Father wants you holy
                            God the Father wants Devotion
                                to my Immaculate Heart.

                            God the Father wants my children
                                to love me.

                            I am Mary —


Mary'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.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996  


September 14, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Today is the Feast of the
                                Exaltation of the Cross.



John 19: 25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.


   Fr. Carter's Homily -  February 12, 2000

         In today's Gospel we have presented to us that beautiful scene where Jesus gives Mary to us as our spiritual Mother, and notice He does it in such a very personal way in the sense that He uses a single individual, John, the beloved disciple, to stand in the place of all of us, so that He says, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) He does not say, "Mary, I am making you spiritual Mother of the whole human race," which in fact He is doing, but He makes it very, very, very personalized and individualistic in the sense He wants us to realize that Mary is uniquely the Mother of each of us. He uses the singular, "Woman, this is your son." (John 19:26) and to the disciple, "This is your mother." (John 19:27) The Holy Father, in His very inspiring encyclical on the Mother of the Redeemer, brings all this out to us in these, as I say, very inspiring words. He says,

         "Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood. For each child is generated in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child." 1

         And then He goes on to say,

         "It can be said that motherhood 'in the order of grace' preserves the analogy with what 'in the order of nature' characterizes the union between mother and child. In the light of this fact it becomes easier to understand why in Christ's testament on Golgotha His Mother's new motherhood is expressed in the singular, in reference to one man: 'Behold your son.' " 2

         And so we should take great, great, great comfort in these words of the Holy Father working off the words of Scripture themselves. Yes, how comforting it is to know that Mary is so preciously the Mother of each of us in a very unique fashion. She loves you much, much, much, much more than the most perfect natural mother here below could love a child. And so let us draw upon this truth and live it each day, going to her loving, tender, motherly Heart in all our needs, in all our joys, all our sorrows, all our failures, all our successes. And let us draw upon that idea of uniqueness which we've been talking about. Let us realize that she knows much, much better than we do that God in Christ has given each of us a very, very unique, special mission, special role to fulfill upon this earth. And the more we fulfill that with her intercession, and through Jesus in the Holy Spirit as we serve the Father, the more we fulfill that special mission, the more pleasing we are to her. All good children take delight in pleasing their mothers. Should we be any different in reference to Mary, our spiritual Mother? Let us then draw upon the great consolation each day relative to Mary's spiritual motherhood towards each of us. And let us realize that special mission which we have been talking about, how much that means to Mary, to Jesus, to the Father, to the Holy Spirit, to the whole world. No one else can fulfill the unique mission given to you. What a precious opportunity. What an awesome responsibility. And I suggest, if not using the words themselves, we often recall to us these ideas of St. Bernard in reference to Mary—Bernard, not only saint, but doctor of the Church, which means he possessed great spiritual wisdom. He has left us these beautiful words about Mary. He says,

         "If you will not be submerged by tempests, do not turn away your eyes from the splendor of this star. If the storms of temptation arise, if you crash against the rocks of tribulation, look to the star, call upon Mary. If you are tossed about on the waves of pride, of ambition, of slander, of hostility, look to the star, call upon Mary. If wrath or avarice or the enticements of the flesh upset the boat of your mind, look to Mary. If you are disturbed by the immensity of your crimes...If you begin to be swallowed up by the abyss of depression and despair, think of Mary! In danger, in anxieties, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let her name not leave your lips, nor your heart, and that you may receive the help of her prayer, do not cease to follow the example of her conduct...If she holds you, you will not fall, if she protects you, you need not fear." 3


  1. Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, The Mother of the Redeemer, United States Catholic Conference, No. 45.

  2. Ibid., No. 45.

  3. St. Bernard, as in Hilda Graef, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, Christian Classics, Vol. I, p. 237.


September 14, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Mary is Mother of the Church.
                            Mary is our Mother.



September 14, 2004 message continues

Messenger:        Mary brought forth Christ in joy —
                            Mary brings forth her children in labor.



Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

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



Luke 2: 4-7

So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first–born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living–space. 




February 22, 1995


The Prophecy of Simeon
Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus went to the temple. Simeon, the prophet, inspired by the Holy Spirit, met them and told Joseph and Mary of the great sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He told Mary that a sword would pierce her heart. From that point on, Mary ever remembered the prophecy of Simeon whenever she beheld her child. When she looked at His little body, even as an infant, she knew He would suffer. Every time she clothed Him and watched Him at play, her heart was torn in her chest as she knew what He would suffer. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!


The Flight into Egypt
Joseph was told by the angel to flee. Joseph, Mary and the child Jesus had to flee because of what might happen to Jesus. They had to pack for a long stay. The child Jesus was so small! They left on their journey, hearts full of fear, trying to protect Jesus. They were forced to flee into Egypt.


Jesus Is Lost, In the Temple
Imagine the sufferings in Mary's heart when she realized the child Jesus was not with them. Think of how it would be to lose your child and not know where he was or if anything happened to him. With sorrow in their hearts, Mary and Joseph returned to Jerusalem to look for the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!



Jesus and Mary meet on the Way to the Cross
Song: See the eyes that look at Mary, her tender infant child. See the child's Heart beat so tenderly, the Savior of the world!
See the eyes of Jesus and Mary as they met on Calvary. Mary's Heart knew Jesus' Heart so well! From the first moment of conception and throughout His life, Mary was so connected with Jesus and now she peered into His eyes. The crown of thorns adorned His Head! Blood ran down His face! A heavy cross on His back! Wounded, His whole body covered with bleeding wounds! And her whole life flashed before her, the life that she had spent with Jesus. This was the beloved child that she had held in her arms when Simeon told Mary that 'a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!'


Jesus Dies on the Cross
Mary stood under Jesus' cross as He was put to death. The child that she had held in her arms as Simeon prophesied, And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary! Now Jesus is dead on the cross! He gave His flesh, He gave His blood so that we might be with Him forever in heaven. He held not back. He gave His all. He calls out to us this day to see through the eyes of His mother as she appears and calls out with a Heart of great love, "Return to the love of my Son! He is with you this day. He remains with you, no less present than the day that He hung on the cross, in the Eucharist. He longs for you to come and be with Him. He is in your brother. How can you not love your brother when Jesus died for your brother?"

Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. What came forth was blood and water, the sacramental life of the church. He lives with us this day in the Church. He gives to us His sacraments, the source of His life! He gives to us the Sacrament of Penance whereby any sin that we commit can be taken away through the priest. He wants us to be so close to Him! He gives us everything to be close to Him. But we see with such limited vision only those things that are right before our face, when the true reality is that which we don't see with our eyes, the reality of the invisible divinity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the consecrated Host! This is reality! This is our life! This is our power! This is God! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!


Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross
If we ever doubted for one second that we were loved, we could visualize the picture of Mary as she sat beneath the cross with the lifeless, battered, bruised and bloodied body of her Son in her arms, the same child that she held when Simeon prophesied her suffering. He gave His last breath. He gave the last beat of His Heart. He gave His all! This is the way He complied with the Will of the Father. He came to show us the way. He died in perfect peace. To His death He was in peace because He knew the Father's love. The Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for love of us! The Spirit descended upon the Virgin Mary and the Word was made flesh! The love of the Two Hearts! Such immense love beating for us!

In all love there is suffering. Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!



Jesus Is Locked in the Tomb
And now Jesus, His body lifeless, is locked in a tomb! What cold reality for Mary to realize that His body is now gone! A stone separated her from her Son!

He gave His last breath! He gave the last beat of His Heart for love of each one of us! And she comes to us this day with her sweet, beautiful voice and she asks us to go to her Son and love Him! How can we refuse Jesus who spread His arms and gave His life for each and every one of us? How can we not trust Him when He loved us so much that He allowed them to tear His flesh, to crown Him with piercing thorns and, lastly, to hang Him on a cross? He truly gave His life for us! He, truly God, is with us this day, the same as the day He died on the cross, in the tabernacle! And we take it so lightly! Death has no power over Him! Locked in the tomb for three days, He rose triumphant on the third day as He had foretold. He comes to give us life. He gives us the sacrament of Baptism that initiates us into His life, that makes us children of God and heirs of heaven if we remain in the state of grace. He asks two things: love of God and love of one another! He came to show us the way and His way is love. To His death on the cross He loved each one of us! He calls out to each one of us here today to be His soldiers, to march on a world that has forgotten God, that has forgotten what it is like to love! It is a battle to live in this world. But the battle is won with hearts that are filled with His love, empowered by the grace and might that He pours out in the Eucharist. He calls out for us to come to the Eucharist and to the tabernacle and be fed with His very flesh and blood. To feed on Divine Life, the greatest nourishment, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! This is the love He gives. This is the love He asks us to share.





April 13, 2004


September 14, 2004 message continues

Mary speaks:     Come to China to celebrate the special
                                feast of my Sorrowful Mother.

                            The celebration will go on all day and into the night.

                            Please come.

                             The regular prayers will be prayed at 5:20 (China time)
                                and the rosary.

                            God the Father wants devotion to my
                                Immaculate Heart.

Messenger:         Mass is planned for 12:00 noon
                                China time.


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.


September 14, 2004 message continues

Mary speaks:    Your Father in heaven wants
                                devotion to my Immaculate Heart.

                            Your Father in heaven wants devotion to
                                Jesus' Sacred Heart.





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