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.

September 15, 2001

Feast of Sorrowful Mother 

September 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period 2.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for September 16th is Sorrowful.

Come to Mary

to pray

for the world.



Messenger:        We can see how important it was

                            that people helped each other in
                           this crisis
                           and helped save their physical


                          Mothers and fathers cry for their
                              lost children.
                         Husbands cry for their lost wives.  

                        Now we turn to the sorrowful


                        Listen to Mary's words.

                        She is the spiritual mother of

                            her children.

                        She cries to help save

                            their souls. She wants us to pray

                            and spread these messages.

September 7, 2000


September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:        Mary appeared as the Sorrowful Mother over 450 times daily
                                July 5, 1994 - September 5, 1995



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.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996



July 5, 2000


September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:         Today Mary appears like 
                                    this. She has for
                                    almost 5 years.


May 5, 2001 


September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   We have prayed from this site daily

                                    for the world since July 5, 1998.

                    We pray as a group here under
                        Mary's image and all
                        over the world at 6:20.

                    We have 3 main centers praying
                        together and many sub-centers
                        and individual groups and 

                    This is what Our Lord and Our Lady
                        have asked us to do.

                    Here is the Prayer Manual we use.



September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   Here is the Holy Spirit Novena we use.



September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:   We pray as a body united in our hearts
                        for the priests, the Church and
                         the world.

                            We unite in the Morning Offering.
                   Here are 2 cards we use and circulate.




September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:  (May the cancer be uprooted and cast into the sea.)

                         Put in your paper on September 22, 2001.


July 5, 2000


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September 15, 2001 message continues

Jesus speaks:     I want a healing rosary in Sidney

                            September 18, 2001.

                            This will be the nine month anniversary
                                of Father Carter's death.

                            Ask all to come.

                            Also to be broadcast at Sub centers.

                            Put the ads in newspapers on September 22, 2001.
                                This will be the one year anniversary when
                                Father Carter was opened up and
                                found to have cancer.

Mary speaks:     On this special feast of the Sorrowful
                                Mother, my Son Jesus requests you 
                                put the ad given in your local
                                papers on September 22, 2001. It cannot
                                be altered in anyway.
                            My image picture of July 5, 2000 may
                                be used with the ad.
                            I further request that people be available
                                to send prayer manuals to those responding.
                            I request the funds be made available to
                                purchase my image building by the 
                                Shepherds of Christ

                            I wish the building funded for these purposes
                                to help bring to completion my mission
                                begun at Fatima.

                            My Son's message to the world is this
"I desire the Shepherds of Christ to own 
                                  the building in Florida free and clear."

                            This is my Son's Movement to help renew
                                 the Church and the world.

                            Come to Florida for a special prayer
                                service October 5, 2001.

                            Come to China, Indiana for a special
                                service Saturday October 13, 2001.



September 15, 2001 message continues

Mary speaks:     Mass will be held Friday October 12, 2001
                                and the Blessed Sacrament exposed
                               October 12-14 for about 48 hours.



September 15, 2001 message continues

Mary speaks:     Prayers will be conducted Saturday October 13, 2001
                                from 12:00 China time until 5:00 
                                Praying for the Priests, the Church
                                and the World.

                            I am Mary your Mother.

                            I ask you to comply to my wishes to
                                pray this day

                                October 13, 2001 from my Son's Eucharistic
                                Center in China, Indiana.

                            The service will be broadcast on
                                October 13, 2001, live from my
                                image site in Florida.

                                It will be from 1:00 - 6:00 P.M.

                            I further ask, all people to pray
                                united at this time.

                            It is the 84 anniversary of my
                                apparition October 13, 1917.



Excerpt from the Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje

by Father Edward Carter, S.J.

    On October 13, 1917, there were more than 70,000 people gathered in the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal. They had come to observe a miracle which had been foretold by the Blessed Virgin to three young visionaries: Lucia dos Santos, and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. (1) Shortly after noon, Our Lady appeared to the three visionaries:

    As the Lady was about to leave, she pointed to the sun. Lucy excitedly repeated the gesture, and the people looked into the sky. The rain had ceased, the clouds parted, and the sun shone forth, but not in its usual brilliance. Instead, it appeared like a silver disc, pale as the moon, at which all could gaze without straining their eyes. Suddenly, impelled by some mysterious force, the disc began to whirl in the sky, casting off great shafts of multicolored light. Red, green, blue, yellow, violet—the enormous rays shot across the sky at all angles, lighting up the entire countryside for many miles around, but particularly the upturned faces of those 70,000 spellbound people.

    After a few moments the wonder stopped, but resumed again a second and a third time—three times in all—within about 12 minutes. It seemed that the whole world was on fire, with the sun spinning at a greater speed each time.

    Then a gasp of terror rose from the crowd, for the sun seemed to tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the horrified multitude.... Just when it seemed that the ball of fire would fall upon and destroy them, the miracle ceased, and the sun resumed its normal place in the sky, shining forth as peacefully as ever.

    When the people arose from the ground, cries of astonishment were heard on all sides. Their clothes, which had been soaking wet and muddy, now were clean and dry. Many of the sick and crippled had been cured of their afflictions. (2)


2. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
        Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
        TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.7-8.



Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Father Carter, S.J.

October 13, 1917

    I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day.(17)


17. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.7.

end of excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima



sun from April 17, 1994 Video


September 15, 2001 message continues

Mary speaks:     I desire my

                            image picture be

                            circulated to the

                            world —

                        Will you help me?


July 5, 2000



John 19:  25-27


Jesus and his mother

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.



September 15, 2001 message continues

Messenger:         How many people today mourn the

                                loss of their loved ones.

                            Mary cries to us to think

                                about their souls.

                            Our Church is mother.

                                Look at the children.

                            WE MUST PRAY FOR

                   THE CHURCH AND

                   THE WORLD.

                          1) Prayer Manual

                                (can be ordered free of charge or
                                    downloaded click here)

                          2) Holy Spirit Novena

                           3) Rosary

                            Pray with us at 6:20 for

                                our priests, the Church and

                                the world.

                                Pray for our leaders.

                                Pray for President Bush and everyone

                                Pray for all and healing of all.

                                Please pray with us.



Written September 24, 2000

Messenger: Mary stood beneath the cross of her Son and she was in such anguish, of this I write. 

She saw the anguish of her beloved Son. She watched, she heard Him sigh, breath, she endured the time, knowing the time was near for His death. 

There was the intensity of waiting during the passion. Think of her anguish watching him as He hung on the cross.  

Mary knew things from the prophecy of Simeon. She knew of a deep sorrow to pierce her heart. 

Think of the anguish of her heart.  

Think of Mary holding the lifeless body of Jesus under the cross. Meditate on the sufferings she endured. 

Think of how she felt at the tomb where they laid her Son. 

Pray for light to know more fully the heart of Mary in these sufferings. 

Mary had such a deep connection in her heart to Jesus. They were so united.  

Death by crucifixion was used to kill criminals. They crucified Jesus, the Son of God. 


July 5, 2001


September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: It is painful to see injustices in the world. 

We go through sufferings concerning injustices in the world. Mary cries out about the sins of her children. We identify with Jesus. He knew all the souls that would be lost despite His suffering. 

Be with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane and see the sins of the world. Pray for knowledge to know more about the souls being lost. We must pray more fervently. Beg for mercy from God for our sins and the sins of the world. 

I could write forever of those moments of Mary as she stood beneath the cross or when she held the lifeless body of her Son in her lap. 

She shared in His Passion. She stood and watched Him suffer. She did not take a pill to numb her pain, nor was there any mechanism used to dull it. Every moment was with full intensity as she watched His mutilated body be drained more and more of fluid and blood until He took His last breath, giving His life for His precious souls. 

A person watching someone linger with cancer can identify with Mary as she watched her beloved Son die. 

We will die. 

We must keep our focus on the life hereafter. 

A woman of beauty, our Mother Mary, God allowed Mary to suffer. 


Luke 2:35 

and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’



~ The Seven Sorrows of Mary ~



1. The Prophecy of Simeon




2. The Flight into Egypt





3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple





4. Jesus and Mary Meet on the Way to the Cross




5. Jesus Dies on the Cross





6. Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross and Laid in Mary's Arms




7. The Burial of Jesus


end of the Seven Sorrows



September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: Many times we try to alleviate suffering from our lives. 

    Suffering was a major part of the life of Mary. 

    Her heart was filled with such knowledge. She knew joy and suffering. She watched her Son die a pitiable death. Jesus is the Lamb of God. 

    We think we are so smart here. Do we really know the ways of our God? We think the way it is at present may go on and on. The flower eventually withers and fades and the beauty of the full blossoming flower goes with time. A flower, once an instrument of awe because of its beauty, may soon be thrown on a dung heap pile. 

    Our bodies may deteriorate and decay, but God promises eternal life to those who love and serve Him. 

    Be with Mary outside the tomb of Christ. Feel the emotion in Mary’s heart. 

    Pray for sorrow for our sins and light to know God more and more. 

    Contemplate the joy of Mary to know Christ has risen. 

    She saw her little baby born in Bethlehem. Now she sees Him die on the cross. Christ her beloved Son, rose victorious. We receive a sharing in His Divine life through baptism. 

    The rosary is so beautiful. We meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary. 

    We identify our lives with Theirs. We live His life, death and resurrection in our lives. We ask God to help us grow in a greater likeness to the New Adam and the New Eve. 

    Many times we take our health for granted. God can call us from this life at any moment.



Written September 24, 2000

Messenger:  I watched by his bed.

A book for those who help cancer patients, for their relatives and friends who need to cope with the suffering of losing a loved one. 

    It was a quiet day or so it seemed, the long months of watching John go "down hill" had come to an end.

    I did not know that the end was indeed so near, but the story had been written in the days that went before, but I really never read the message given in the days that led up to that final page.

    There were months of warnings, but I just lived every day coping with that day’s events and when the final page was about to be written, I felt shocked, empty and afraid.

    The days before were all telling the story, but like anyone in love with a family member, who wants to think that days of parting might be so soon? Oh, but they were so soon. As I look back now, I see I just didn’t recognize them.

    Every person can only do so much, but out of love those we love deeply and love us, sometimes, cover up their real conditions in an attempt to live life as usual.

    Cancer is a mighty menace. It attacks the weak and the strong. It acts like an aggressive machine growing and growing inside someone’s body and they may not notice the gradual sucking of their life from the other parts of the body until it almost leaves them dead.

    I was a little girl of five years old when the deadly disease ate away the cells in my mother’s body as it took over her body and she soon died.

    But I am not here to make you feel sorry for me or to tell you about anything new, but to write of the dying and rising of my dear friend, Fr. Carter.

    The signs were there, for in January he became very sick and even though he wanted to go to the Virgin Mary building to say a private Mass there, he could not go and the once held plane reservations were cancelled.

    He remained sick and on February 5, 2000, when we opened the Rosary Factory in Clearwater, Florida at Mary’s Image site, he did attend, but he didn’t feel good and he continued trying really hard to serve us as a ministry.

    Now, I don’t know, in September after they opened him up and told us what they did, how he ever did all he did, being so sick. It was September 22, 2000, when they operated on him and it was January 22, 2000, when we were supposed to go to Clearwater, Florida, exactly eight months later.

    Father Carter continued to keep a hectic schedule.

    Jesus told him to write the lengthy spirituality newsletter in which he summed up a great deal about the spiritual life. We could all study it for our entire life.

    As I write this, I don’t know if he will ever tape record this 20 page newsletter or the next newsletter.

    I do know this, the signs were there and Father worked really hard to continue doing all he did despite his sickness, weakness. His faith in the Movement never wavered. He had a burning desire to serve Jesus and help renew the priesthood, the Church and the world.

    Father worked and worked because he loved us all so much and loved the world and he didn’t complain, ever.

    His faith in this Movement and the messages of Jesus is shown in his life given to this.

    Father showed us the message of Jesus in his life. He lived in such union with Him. He offered Mass every day praying so fervently for souls and for all of us.

    I see the signs especially on the trips. Mary was adorned in gold on the building July 5, 2000, during the evening prayer service.



September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: Father was in the motel and he didn’t feel good.

    After the Mass he had to sit and he didn’t think he would make it during the Mass because he was weak.

    I watched a lot of Masses that way, between his blood sugar levels and he seemed to just sigh sometimes to do ordinary motions, but he kept serving God and loving us all.

    I watched him look up to the Father and say, “through him, with him and in him”.


Through Him, with Him and in Him


September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: He lived for the Mass. He offered it for the Movement and for all of us, the whole Church and the world, to help bring about the Reign of Jesus’ Sacred Heart.

    I can show you the picture taken on my birthday, August 8, 2000, he looked really bad and I worried about him so much I cried as I spoke to him, but in his calm, peaceful attitude, he assured me everything was okay as God wanted it and he was getting proper care.



September 24, 2000 message continues

Messenger: Every day he looked weaker and he coughed whenever he talked and we all prayed more.

    He was determined to say Mass in China on the Feast of Mary’s birthday, September 8, 2000, and he paid a big price for it.

    For about 4 months he struggled with the cough and he walked slower and slower and he looked sicker every day, but he knew what God was telling him and about his mission.

end of September 24, 2000 message




                        DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER September 22, 2000
                        DIED December 18, 2000 - 3 months
                            LATER FUNERAL MASS December 22, 2000
                                        at St Xavier Church in Cincinnati


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