Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing          

September 18, 2013

September 19th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for September 19th are Joyful.


Pray for Fr. Joe  


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


                September 18, 2013

                R. What is life all about?

                    Where are we if we do not have our roots
                in God?

                    Where are we indeed?

                    We can see how seeking ambition,
                    recognition, power can be as an
                    energy that 'nips' man and he follows
                    like a sheep with energy many times
                    for, for example, recognition, being
                    more learned, more powerful than

               There is the energy of the wounded human nature
                    that can have such energy for a foolish
                    fantasy 'whim' as power-over for
                    powers sake.

                Foolish whim with energy that is opposed
                    to rational reasoning, just self-
                    inflicted power for powers sake –

                We can see leaders who seek position and
                    yet when acquiring it do little to
                    stick to promises made to be elected
                    to leadership.

                The purpose for a man's life is to know,
                    love and serve God.

                Let's look at Peter's speech Acts 2: 14-40

Acts 2: 14-40

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them in a loud voice: 

    ‘Men of Judaea, and all you who live in Jerusalem, make no mistake about this, but listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you imagine; why, it is only the third hour of the day. On the contrary, this is what the prophet was saying: 

In the last days—the Lord declares—
I shall pour out my Spirit on all humanity. 
Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, 
your young people shall see visions, 
your old people dream dreams. 
Even on the slaves, men and women, 
shall I pour out my Spirit. 
I will show portents in the sky
and signs on the earth
The sun will be turned into darkness 
and the moon into blood 
before the day of the Lord comes, 
that great and terrible Day. 
And all who call on the name of the Lord 
    will be saved.

    ‘Men of Israel, listen to what I am going to say: Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by God by the miracles and portents and signs that God worked through him when he was among you, as you know. This man, who was put into your power by the deliberate intention and foreknowledge of God, you took and had crucified and killed by men outside the Law. But God raised him to life, freeing him from the pangs of Hades; for it was impossible for him to be held in its power since, as David says of him: 

    I kept the Lord before my sight always, 
    for with him at my right hand 
        nothing can shake me. 
    So my heart rejoiced 
    my tongue delighted; 
    my body, too, will rest secure, 
    for you will not abandon me to Hades 
    or allow your holy one to see corruption. 
    You have taught me the way of life, 
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.

    ‘Brothers, no one can deny that the patriarch David himself is dead and buried: his tomb is still with us. But since he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn him an oath to make one of his descendants succeed him on the throne, he spoke with foreknowledge about the resurrection of the Christ: he is the one who was not abandoned to Hades, and whose body did not see corruption. God raised this man Jesus to life, and of that we are all witnesses. Now raised to the heights by God's right hand, he has received from the Father the Holy Spirit, who was promised, and what you see and hear is the outpouring of that Spirit. For David himself never went up to heaven, but yet he said:

    The Lord declared to my Lord,
    take your seat at my right hand,
    till I have made your enemies
    your footstool.

    ‘For this reason the whole House of Israel can be certain that the Lord and Christ whom God has made is this Jesus whom you crucified.’

Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘What are we to do, brothers?’ ‘You must repent,’ Peter answered, ‘and every one of you must be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise that was made is for you and your children, and for all those who are far away, for all those whom the Lord our God is calling to himself.’ He spoke to them for a long time using many other arguments, and he urged them, ‘Save yourselves from this perverse generation.’


                R. Look at Luke 2: 33

As the child's father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him

                R. God is faithful to His promise.

                Look at how God has dealt with
                    His people.

                Luke encouraged the communities.

                We see Luke's gifts given to us 2000
                    years or so later –

                Right reasoning –

                Not a whim –

                Sound doctrine –

                Not seeing through the eyes of the fallen
                    human nature –

                We see the sacrifices of these early writers.
                    We see Paul's martyrdom –

                We see the mercy of God despite
                    Paul who once persecuted the Church.

                We see David who was weak and sinned
                    and how God made him a great
                    King over Israel.

                We see God's grace and forgiveness –

                God gives Paul a mouth of wisdom
                    which men could not argue with
                    to promote God's Kingdom,
                    Paul witnessed to the truth and
                    preached to the communities –

                God is faithful to His promises –

                In the Bible we are given hope!!

                We can put all over trust in God.

                R. Pray for Fr. Joe's knee recovery

3rd Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3: 14-18

Shout for joy, daughter of Zion, 
Israel, shout aloud! 
Rejoice, exult with all your heart, 
daughter of Jerusalem! 
Yahweh has repealed your sentence; 
he has turned your enemy away. 
Yahweh is king among you, Israel, 
you have nothing more to fear. 

When that Day comes, 
    the message for Jerusalem will be: 
Zion, have no fear, 
do not let your hands fall limp. 
Yahweh your God is there with you, 
the warrior–Saviour. 
He will rejoice over you with happy song, 
he will renew you by his love, 
he will dance with shouts of joy for you, 
as on a day of festival.


Philippians 4: 4-7

    Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful. Let your good sense be obvious to everybody. The Lord is near. Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude, and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.


Luke 3: 10-18

    When all the people asked him, 'What must we do, then?' he answered, 'Anyone who has two tunics must share with the one who has none, and anyone with something to eat must do the same.' There were tax collectors, too, who came for baptism, and these said to him, 'Master, what must we do?' He said to them, 'Exact no more than the appointed rate.' Some soldiers asked him in their turn, 'What about us? What must we do?' He said to them, 'No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!'

    A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, 'I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, who is more powerful than me, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fan is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn in a fire that will never go out.' And he proclaimed the good news to the people with many other exhortations too.


3rd Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2006

INTRODUCTION:  Our theme for today, as it often is, is summed up in the Psalm Refrain: “Cry out with joy and gladness, for among you is the great and holy one of Israel.”  Our first reading from the prophet Zephaniah goes back about 700 years before Christ.  The Assyrians were the dominant force in the Middle East and were an unusually warlike, brutal people.  Their capital city was in northern Iraq near modern day Mosul.  Our first reading comes from a time shortly after the Assyrians wiped out the northern part of Israel.  They brought severe suffering upon the southern part of Israel too, the area around Jerusalem, but they did not conquer it.  Jerusalem would still stand for another 130 years until the Babylonians conquered it.  The Babylonian empire, as you might remember, was centered around Baghdad and it was after they destroyed the Assyrian empire that they moved on to conquer many other nations in the Middle East which included Judah and Jerusalem.   (It sounds very much like what’s going on over there today, doesn’t it?)  Meanwhile back to Zephaniah 700 years before Christ after the northern part of Israel had been devastated.  Jerusalem was struggling to recover from the near destruction they had suffered, but they didn’t learn their lesson.  Idolatry and immorality were rampant among the Jews.  The king of Judah himself offered his own son as a human sacrifice to the pagan gods.  Most of Zephaniah’s book records his efforts to correct abuses among God’s people.  His book ends on a note of hope, however, as he addresses those who are faithful to God.  He tells them to rejoice and assures them God will rejoice and sing too because of his love for them and for all the blessings that will be theirs.  Can any of us begin to imagine what it would sound like to hear God singing?   

There is something we should be aware of when we hear the second reading too.  St. Paul is sitting in prison somewhere when he wrote this, and prisons in those days were really bad.  Today’s prisons would look like a luxury hotel by comparison.  Yet Paul can be joyful and he is able to encourage the Philippians to have no anxiety and to rejoice always.   

HOMILY: In the days when we had Mass in Latin, today was known as Gaudete Sunday.  That means “Be Joyful.”  The liturgy continues to communicate that theme of joy with rose colored vestments and readings telling us to rejoice.   

So on this Gaudete Sunday I thought you would enjoy a couple of laughs.

First a riddle for you: Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?  Answer: You do all the work, and the guy that wears that big fancy suit gets all the credit. 

A couple were always fascinated by old churches and wherever they traveled if they came near an old church they had to stop and look inside.  Once in a small town church they saw an oddly shaped bell and asked the person cleaning the church what the strange bell was used for.  They were told “That bell is reserved for calamities, like fires, floods, or a visit from the archbishop.”   

Lastly, if laughter really were the best medicine, hospitals would have found a way to charge us for it long ago.   

Laughter fades away, but there is something that lasts and sustains us all the more: joy.  Joy goes deeper than just being funny.  We heard the prophet in today’s first reading telling God's people, during an especially difficult time in their history, to “sing for joy.”  They should sing for joy not because things were wonderful, but because God was in their midst.  And we heard Paul, in prison, tell the Philippians to rejoice always.  The scriptures give us different ideas about joy than our culture does.  Our society seems to tell us joy stems from what we have.  The scriptures tell us our joy comes from what we have (for the Lord is in your midst as Zephaniah tells us) but it also comes from what we will have in some future time, something we can trust in because God is faithful to his promises.   

In the few minutes I have, let me name some of the things that keep us from having joy:  * Feeling sorry for oneself.  * Constantly putting other people down to make ourselves look smarter or better.  * Putting ourselves down all the time.  Because we’re human we all make mistakes or do wrong and there are healthy ways of dealing with guilty or shame, but constantly beating ourselves up is not one of them.  * Holding on to anger and resentment.  It only eats us up inside and does not produce joy.  We have to forgive.  * Thinking that having more things is going to make us happy.  It satisfies us only momentarily.  * And then there’s fear and worry.  Paul says have no anxiety at all.  That might sound impossible but there are so many things that cause us anxiety, which we can do nothing about and we have to leave in God's hands. 

If self pity, guilt, unforgiveness, anger, resentment, fear, and worry work against our having joy, then what will lead to joy?  We must decide to be joyful.  Paul tells the Philippians “rejoice” as if it is something for them to choose to do rather than it being something that just happens to them.  I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  Dr. Hans Selye, the scientist who developed and researched the concept of stress, would agree.  He said:  it’s generally not the things outside of us that create stress for us, but it’s the way we respond to these things.  Next we need to be good and to do good.  Otherwise we won’t feel good about ourselves.  The people in today’s gospel ask the Baptist, “what should we do?”   John gave them a few specific ideas.  All we have to do is read the gospels or the 10 Commandments and we’ll get the idea that there’s more to a good life than just to say, “I believe!”  Lastly, I think gratitude is the final key to unlock the way to joy.  And again, being grateful is an intentional thing, it is an attitude we must develop.  St. Paul said: “in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”  A heart that is ungrateful is not happy.  This is not all that could be said about joy, but it’s probably enough for us to think about today.   

My closing words for today are don’t make yourselves so anxious this season that you lose the joy that can be found only in knowing Jesus’ love.  “The Lord, your God, is in your midst.”


                R. Our life is to be lived learning about
                    God and being more and more in His
                    image and likeness –

                    It isn't an instant thing – it's
                        a life-long journey of
                        knowing and loving and serving
                        God –

                    God is Faithful to His Promises
                    I must seek to see God more clearly –
                        to know my Divine Lover –

                In the Blue Books God has
                    taught us about Himself –

                God is the Ultimate Mystery 


Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

... In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ.

                R. I am to surrender to be open
                    to God working in my life –

                Energy can be passion - not used in
                    right reasoning –

                Anger – striking another to
                    hurt them – verbally or
                    physically –

                Passive - aggressive –
                    plotting to hurt or punish
                    others is evil

                A man is to act in right reasoning,
                    control one's passions –

                Happiness according to God's will
                    is based on controlling
                    one's actions according to
                    God's will.

                This control we have by right
                    reasoning –

                Man is composed of body and soul
                Man is to seek the truth and
                    the good as God wants.

                We live in the world – we are to
                    control our unruly passions and whims.


                R. Read Acts 2: 14-40 again 

                Peter - the first Pope

                He preached Christ crucified
                    Christ risen

                Look at how this was written
                    by Luke –

                I am grateful for all the
                    writings Jesus gave me
                    that make up the
                    Blue Books and are still
                    so organized 17, 18 years
                    later –

                Look at the gifts given to
                    us in the Gospels
                    and Acts and
                    the writings of Paul.

                They didn't have computers
                    like we do.

                The Church was founded by
                    Jesus, through Him,
                    on St. Peter and his successors.



                R. It's purpose - to give glory to God
                    by sanctifying the human

                We have been given the Mass
                    and the Sacraments.

                Mary is Mother of the Holy

                The Holy Spirit is the soul of the

                Christ is Head of the Church.

                The Church is the Mystical
                    Body of Christ.


                R. Christ taught the Apostles


Mark 3: 16-19

And so he appointed the Twelve, Simon to whom he gave the name Peter, James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom he gave the name Boanerges or ‘Sons of Thunder’; Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, the man who was to betray him.  


Matthew 16: 17-19

Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ 


John 21: 15-17

    When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep.’ Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt that he asked him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.


Matthew 28: 18-20

Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'


                R. The Church is
                    one, holy, Catholic and
                    Apostolic –

                We are one in Him –

                He gives us the Mass,
                    the Sacrifice of Calvary, sacramentally
                    made present.

                Jesus is the New Adam –

                Mary, the New Eve –

                Death has no power over Jesus.

                Death is a result of sin –

                Jesus came, our Savior, our
                    Redeemer –
                    He died, He rose on the
                    3rd day

1 Corinthians 15: 54-57

And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin comes from the Law. Thank God, then, for giving us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 6: 48-58

 I am the bread of life.
 Your fathers ate manna in the desert
 and they are dead;
 but this is the bread
    which comes down from heaven,
 so that a person may eat it and not die.
 I am the living bread
    which has come down from heaven.
 Anyone who eats this bread 
    will live for ever;
 and the bread that I shall give
 is my flesh, for the life of the world.’  

      Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them:

    In all truth I tell you,
    if you do not eat
       the flesh of the Son of man
    and drink his blood,
    you have no life in you.
    Anyone who does eat my flesh
       and drink my blood
    has eternal life,
    and I shall raise that person up
       on the last day.
    For my flesh is real food
    and my blood is real drink.
    Whoever eats my flesh
       and drinks my blood
    lives in me
    and I live in that person.
    As the living Father sent me
    and I draw life from the Father,
    so whoever eats me
       will also draw life from me.
    This is the bread
       which has come down from heaven;
    it is not like the bread our ancestors ate:
    they are dead,
    but anyone who eats this bread
       will live for ever.


                Sing: I Am the Bread of Life

                R. Unity - we see that the Church
                    brings unity among
                    men –
                    The Church is
                    the Mystical Body of



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July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)



                Excerpt from June 2, 2011

                Jesus: You must realize, I am with you, now —
                When you receive Me in the Eucharist
                I come to you truly present in My
                Divinity and humanity —

                I am God child —

                You do not know how deeply I want
                    to fill you —

                Depth is a term you use to so
                    measure —

                I penetrate your heart, your
                    soul, your whole being with
                    My life —

                I come to you and make My home in
                    you —

                You measure as in a quantity —

                I teach you the way of love —
                I teach you the way of My Heart —

                I fill you with peace, so you focus
                    on Me and My presence with you
                    now —

                Your heart can be full of fear — details
                    in your life —

                My child I want to teach you of presence
                    of being one in Me —
                    of silence letting My love fill
                        you with far more than words —
                        but knowledge of God and
                        My ways —

                Calmness — you are busy — you have
                    been busy — you can be consumed
                    with "what - ifs" and fear


1 John 4: 17-21

Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.


                Jesus: I give you comfort and joy —
                I give you rest from the busy mind —
                I give you confidence —

                I want you to operate on faith —
                    to be faith-filled —
                    to operate in deepest love —
                    to know that spring of being loved,
                        in you —
                    to cast out fear and fill you with
                        the assurance of My love —

                Perfect love casts out fear —

                R. Life in Him

                Life is not life if it is not
                    rooted in Him

                Jesus: Let go now and relax —
                    Let go and let Me fill you —
                    Breathe in peace and love —
                    Calm — sweet love —
                    Assurance as you live only
                        in My truth —
                        you only tell the truth —
                        for any falsity drives you
                            from Me —
                    I am a God of Justice

                Song: I Am a God of Justice —

                Jesus: The wind comes, the breeze blows
                    it caresses your face, your
                    hair, your body and skin and yet
                    you do not see it —
                    You know the breeze touching
                        you, but you see nothing —

                You know My presence with you,
                    but you do not see Me with
                    you always —

                A breeze blows — it can lift this
                    paper — you saw nothing only
                    the breeze lifting something —
                    blowing your hair —

                I penetrate your soul —

                    Do you believe I am present to
                        you, now, do you know
                    Really know, that
                        God the Father dwells in your graced
                        baptized soul —

                Do you know the unseen?
                Do you have faith —

                A man is like one on a stage —
                    God is watching in the dark
                    hole — the light is on the man
                    as he performs his life —
                    You do not see God watching
                    your performance —

                Let Me fill you and know My presence
                    with you — I can lift the heavy
                    rock, even though you do not
                    see Me —

                I can see in the windows of
                    your soul —

                I fill your soul with My life —

                An awesome sight —
                    a soul filled with My grace —

                Oh so awesome —

                You scarce can breathe when
                    I come into you

                Sing: I Love You Jesus

                end of June 2, 2011


                Excerpt from April 20, 2013

                R. The mystery of love never fails.

                God is love.
                God commands us to love.

                To be faithful to the Holy Spirit.
                To be faithful to the Father's Plan –
                To be one with Jesus –
                To put on Christ –

                God calls us to this life in baptism.
                Life in Him –

                Our knowing and loving capacity
                    elevated in baptism –

                Lord - I place my will and my life in You –

                I hope in You –

                I want to have a heart likened to
                    the Sacred Heart

                Song: Give Me Your Heart, oh Jesus

                To only want what God wants
                    for us –

                One must pray to be faithful to
                    God – to have the will to
                    do it and to accomplish
                    what God wants to do in
                    me –

                Abandoning oneself to God and
                    His will for us.

                Jesus endured the cross –
                Jesus endured the shame before
                    men –

                Jesus calls us to suffer for
                    Him in our lives many
                    times – to draw us to
                    Himself and lead us to
                    greater life in Him –

                Look at Jesus in the Garden
                    of Gethsemane –

                He was faithful to His vocation –
                He obeyed the Father's will
                    to His death on the cross –

                He knew all He would suffer –

                He knew pain of those He loved
                    who would reject Him and
                    suffer the fires of hell –
                    despite His gift of Himself

                Jesus knew such anguish He
                    sweat blood in the garden –


Matthew 26: 39

And going on a little further he fell on his face and prayed. ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it.’


1 John 4: 18

In love there is no room for fear,
but perfect love drives out fear,
because fear implies punishment
and no one who is afraid
    has come to perfection in love.


                R. Perfect love casts out fear.

                We can have true love of God where
                    we just love Him and want what
                    He wants –

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. What of the interior life of man –
                    to know deeply Love –
                    Love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                        dwelling in Him –

                To seek God's will of love and
                    service –

                To be self-less and not
                    threatened by fear of
                    our brothers doing God's will
                    and prospering as God intends.

                A heart is like a precious jewel –
                    It should be consumed with
                    light and beauty –
                    radiant and giving love to
                        God and all –

                God is love –

                We were created in the image
                    and likeness of God –
                    to be this precious heart –
                    like the Heart of Jesus –
                    to love God – simply to love Him

                end of April 20, 2013


                September 18, 2013

                R. Our bodies may get old
                    but we are growing
                    in our knowledge for
                    all eternity –
                    Our souls, more and more
                        beautiful –

                    God, outpour Your grace
                        to me –

                    Impart to me your
                        wisdom –

                Where we were blind –
                    let us now see –
                    A blind man can be
                    blind in his eyes and see
                    more clearly than the
                    man who sees with his eyes.

                Luke was the author of
                    the 3rd Gospel
                    and also Acts –

                Read Acts 2: 14-40 again –

                Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit –

                We should focus on the gifts
                    of the lives God has put
                    before us –

                St. Luke

                St. Peter –

                The Martyrs of the
                    Early Church –

                The Holy Spirit was with them in
                    having the courage to
                    die for their faith –

                Jesus feeds us with
                    Himself in the Eucharist –

                We are to be meek and
                    humble in heart

                We have courage to fight
                    for God –

                We are rooted in God –

                We who have been baptized
                    have a special presence
                    of God - dwelling in our
                    graced, baptized soul –

                Song: Your Presence Pervades My Soul –

                Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell
                    in the graced, baptized
                    soul –            

           From Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.


The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

end of excerpt








Holy Spirit Novena


        Opening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus, in union with Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit. We come to You united to the Child Jesus of Good Health and the Infant of Prague. We come to You in the perfect, sinless heart of Our Mother Mary, asking her powerful intercession, uniting ourselves to her holy tears. We come to You united to all the angels and saints, and the souls in purgatory.

        Prayer for Holy Spirit

We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on us, to be baptized by the Holy Spirit, that He will descend mightily on us as He did on the Apostles at Pentecost. That the Holy Spirit will transform us from fear to fearlessness and that He will give us courage to do all the Father is asking of us to help bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. We pray for the Holy Spirit to descend mightily on the Jesuits and the Poor Clares on the Shepherds of Christ leaders and members and on the whole Body of Christ and the world.

        Protection by the Blood of Jesus

We pray that the Blood of Jesus will be spread on us, everyone in our families, and the Shepherds of Christ Movement, that we will be able to move steadfastly ahead and be protected from the evil one.


We pray for healing in body, mind, and soul and generational healing in ourselves, in all members in our families, and in all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, the Jesuit Community, the Poor Clares, the Body of Christ, and the world.

        Prayer for Strength and Light

We adore You, oh Holy Spirit. Give us strength, give us light, console us. We give ourselves entirely to You. Oh Spirit of light and grace, we want to only do the will of the Father. Enlighten us that we may live always in the Father's will.

Eternal Spirit fill us with Your Divine Wisdom that we may comprehend more fully insight into Your Divine Mysteries.

Give us lights, Oh Holy Spirit that we may know God. Work within the heart, the spiritual womb of the Virgin Mary, to form us more and more into the image of Jesus.

        Prayer to Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light, we long to know God, we want to be one with Him, our Divine God. We want to be one with the Father, know Him as a Person most intimately. We want to know the beloved One, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and live and dwell in Him at all times, every moment of our lives. We want to be one with You, Oh Spirit of Light, that You move in us in our every breath.

        Prayer to Be One in Jesus

Let us experience life in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so we can say as Saint Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me...." Let us live, united to the Mass, all through the day being one in Him. Let us be able to love and know in this elevated state of oneness with our God. We long for Thee, oh beauteous God, we love You, we love You, we love You. We praise You, worship You, honor You, adore You, and thank You, our beloved God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

        Prayer to Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

We seek to be one in God, to live and dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, our little heaven on earth, to experience life in the all perfect, pure, sinless heart of our Mother. We want the Holy Spirit to move in us and to be united to Jesus as the Bridegroom of our souls and be a most perfect sacrifice offered to the Father at every moment as we unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass around the world to help in the salvation of souls.

        Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts

Come Holy Spirit, come, come into our hearts, inflame all people with the fire of Your love.

Leader: Send forth Your Spirit and all will be reborn.
All:  And You will renew the face of the earth.

We pray for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we ask for perfection in our souls to make us holy, holy souls likened to God.

Dear Holy Spirit, we give ourselves to You soul and body. We ask You to give us the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

        Prayer for the Word Alive in Our Hearts

We know, dear Holy Spirit, the Word in His human nature was brought forth within the womb of the woman. We pray that His word will be brought forth in our hearts as He lives and dwells in us. We want the incarnation to go on in our lives. Dear Holy Spirit, work in us.

        Little Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, help us not to be ignorant or indifferent or weak, help us to be strong with the love of God.

Dear Holy Spirit, please pray for our needs for us.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to respect God and to avoid sin. Help us to live in the Father's will.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your commandments and to respect authority. Help us to love all things as You will us to love them. Help us to want to pray and always serve God with the greatest love. Help us to know the truth. Help us to have the gift of faith, hope, and love. Help us to know what is right and what is wrong.

        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.

                end of excerpt


                R. We want to be happy

                This is our goal –

                We need God –
                We need right - reasoning –

                We are given baptism –

                We are members of the body
                    of Christ –

                In baptism we are given a
                    sharing in His life –

                The Holy Spirit dwells in us, our
                    graced baptized soul

                God makes a home in us –

                We should be united and holy!

                Pray for an increase
                    of faith, hope and love.

                The great gift the love
                    of the Trinity!               

November 2, 2012
Rosary in the Afternoon

Transcribed Live from a tape

Clearwater, Florida

R. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    Dear God the Father, in the name of Your Son Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with all the angels and the saints and the souls in purgatory, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater, we are here to pray as God has asked us to, for this election, to pray for our country, to ask that the blood of Jesus is spread on all these people, to consecrate their hearts, to cast the devil out, and to ask for a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We pray for all of us. We pray for all of our members and our donors. We pray for their families and anybody that touches them. We pray for special healing, pray for Mike, pray for Dan, pray for Catherine and her husband. Pray for Jimmy, pray for all the people that we promised to pray for, and have asked us to pray for them, pray for Don.

    We ask you dear Lady, Queen of Peace, that you will please hear the prayers that Jesus has asked me to come and to do here. We want to be united to the Masses going on around the world. The Mass is the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present. And so we focus on the gift of Jesus who died on the cross for our sins. We focus on this special day, the Feast of All Souls, and we thank You dear Jesus, for dying for our sins. We thank You dear Jesus for the gifts that You have given to us and we ask You please, that graces be outpoured to souls in purgatory, that as we pray here, that they may know eternal rest in Your heavenly Kingdom.

    Dear God, forgive us for our sins and help us to be one. Help the Church and the world and the individual Christians to be more and more in that image of Jesus. As the Incarnation goes on in us, let us realize that the great message that God has given to us, the message of how Our Lady is so important in our lives, in the life of the Church, in the life of the world, that the individual Christian, the Church and the world is in the state of becoming. And so we ask you, Our heavenly Mother, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Clearwater, to wrap your arms, your mantle around us, that as we go to the Immaculate Heart of our Spiritual Mother, that the Holy Spirit indeed will outpour, will shower His graces upon us, for all of our needs, that the will of God be done on this earth as it is in heaven.

    Dear God, we are sorry for our sins, we are sorry for those that have not understood in the Church and in the world, how important the role of Our Lady is. That she is the Mother of the Church, that she is our heavenly Mother, that as we go to the Immaculate Heart of Our Mother that the Holy Spirit works more and more, forming us in that Christic image, for which the Church and the world and the individual Christian exist for.

    Dear God, it is a pilgrim Church. Dear God, as we look to the world, we see all the secularism and the killing of the babies, the killing of the babies in the womb of their mother, the tearing of the arms and their legs and their head in abortion. And we cry out to you in great pain to hear our sorrow, as Mary has appeared to me since 1994 - 18 years, with these messages. The messages that God wants us to do today are found in the Blue Book 9. It's actually a rosary that I was given in front of the Blessed Sacrament on October 13, 1995, in Jackson, Michigan. In doing this retreat and meditating on the Joyful Mysteries now, we begin.

Song: The Rosary Song

R. And we pray dear God, please look into our hearts and hear our plaintiff cry, for our country, for this election, that Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Please dear God, hear our prayer, please dear God, please dear Jesus, You have called us here to this building in Clearwater to pray, where Our Lady appeared as Our Lady of Clearwater. Please heavenly Mother, intercede for us to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to forgive us for our sins, to help make reparation for our offenses against God and to look upon those in the country that are trying to raise their families, that are trying to be united, that are trying to live and do what God wants, even though they may not do it perfectly, but their hearts are willing and open and wanting this country to be the land of Our Lady, the land that God wants it to be. Dear God hear our prayer.

end of excerpt


                Excerpt January 25, 2008

                R. On January 21, 2008

                    Jesus appeared in mural —


Excerpt from January 21, 2008

                    When Jesus appeared to me in the mural
                over the altar in China — light was on
                Him — like a bolt of lightening coming

                First I saw this light as if it came
                    upon Him, His whole body shown
                    lighted — so brightly, but it was
                    as if a light came as a beam from
                    the direction shown — from

                LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT

                Jesus spoke through me then —

                Then the blackest, black around
                    the left arch particularly the
                    left side




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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.



Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00  plus postage

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
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$ 160.00 plus shipping

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$ 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
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  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
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Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
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