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September 21, 2007

September 22nd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.

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September 21, 2007

 

Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13

I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called. With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love. Take every care to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as one hope is the goal of your calling by God. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, over all, through all and within all. On each one of us God's favour has been bestowed in whatever way Christ allotted it.

And to some, his ‘gift’ was that they should be apostles; to some prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers; to knit God’s holy people together for the work of service to build up the Body of Christ, until we all reach unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God and form the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.

    

                St. Paul tells us to be one

                St. Paul tells us

 

Galatians 2: 19-20

...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.

  

                As we go to the Eucharist we are
                    filled with His life more
                    and more —
                    We become more one in
                        Him

                As I am filled with His grace —
                    the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                    dwell in me most abundantly

                If I am saturated with His life and
                    you are saturated with His life
                    We are one, more deeply,
                        as a body in Him

               


 

Matthew 9: 9-13

As Jesus was walking on from there he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.

Now while he was at table in the house it happened that a number of tax collectors and sinners came to sit at the table with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your master eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ When he heard this he replied, ‘It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. Go and learn the meaning of the words: Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice. And indeed I came to call not the upright, but sinners.’

 

                Toll Booth —

                    must pay to use Turnpike

                    must pay to get to heaven —
                        We love and serve God

                Matthew was in a toll booth —

                Apostles were fishermen —
                    We are fishers of men

 


  

                Matthew was so happy he threw
                    a party — Jesus called
                    him

                Be grateful for the Apostles
                    who followed Jesus —
                    they saw Him and
                    they told us about Jesus

 


  

                St. Matthew

                    Little children were killed —
                        holy innocence —
                        Herod killed little children
                        Jesus went to Egypt

                St. Matthew gives us the Our Father
                Matthew was a great blessing

  


 

                Follow the example of St. Matthew

                Use our unique talents
                Love as God wants us —
                Our unique gift of love for God and others

  



                Sing:  Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

  

Novena to the Infant of Prague
(to be prayed hourly if possible)

 
          O Jesus, who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

   

                    We thank You Father for Your
                Son Jesus who came into
                this world and
                gives us Himself in the
                Eucharist

 


  

                    Oh God fill us with Your life
                    Oh God feed us at Your table
                    Oh God I thirst for the Eucharist
                    Give us Jesus - Your Body and Blood

                Jesus gave Himself so we could be
                    saved.

                Jesus willingly died for us.
                On the 3rd day Jesus rose on the
                    3rd day

                We sing to Your Glory our God

                We are sorry for those who
                    do not love You and honor You as
                    You deserve.

                Come Oh Holy Spirit — enlighten
                    my eyes to see —
                    open up insight into the
                    Divine Mysteries

    

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.

     

                Everything to me is my intimate
                    union with You, oh Jesus,
                    how precious the Eucharist
                    is to me — I cry to receive
                    You —
                It is the swelling up of my
                    life given for Thee —
                My love so deep
                My realization of how You
                    come to me My Divine
                    Almighty God and

                I lay my life down for You to
                    enter my unworthy self

                Although I am unworthy —
                    You love to come to me
                    You come for us who
                    are imperfect
                    You come to save man from
                        his sin —

                You are love and
                You love us
                You want us to love You
                God the Father created us
                    uniquely — no person
                    can love as we do

                We contribute uniquely
                    to the body of Christ
                    in loving and serving you

 


   

Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter May/June 1997

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

                      


  

                Oh Jesus I love You so much —
                Oh Jesus I give You myself,
                    my life
                I long for the Eucharist and
                    to be filled with Your grace                   

                God is love —
                God loves us so much —
                To realize this —
                Is to empower us —
                To be as God the Father wants —
                    lovers in this world

                God wants this personal love
                    with us —
                    Love from the heart —

                God is the Creator
                    God has the plan

                    We are given our lives here to
                meditate on the truth — to pray
                to the Spirit to counsel us inwardly
                in the ways of truth —

                    Obedience to God leads
                to peace and joy.

                    God is the director of the
                symphony — when one plays without
                a director there is discord.

                    God wrote the music
                    God created the instruments
                    God's music is written in
                perfect unity and love —

                God has no limits —

                His plan is perfection
                And He reveals His plan to
                    those who come to Him
                    seeking His way

                To me, the thirsting in my soul to
                    be with Jesus before the Blessed
                    Sacrament is always there —

                I want to be in spiritual communion —
                I want to live a deeper life IN Him
                I want Him to act in my soul

                I want Him to write His plan on
                    my soul — so I do His work
                    all day

                I strive to be living IN the will
                    of God IN love.

                To see how God wants me to spend
                    this day

                To know how He loves through me
                To know how He directs through me

                To know I am obedient to His
                    commands

                I am a temple of the Holy Spirit —

                God lives in my graced soul

                Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in me.

                I pray all day united to the Masses
                    going on around the world.

                I am living as a member of the body
                    of Christ — helping to carry
                    out His work through me
                    in the world

 


   

                The devil wants you focused on yourself
                Why?

                When God loves us so much
                When God lives in me
                When I know His presence in me
                    and I act as His light alive
                    in me in the world

  


   

                God loves us
                God has this Plan —
                All of us have a vocation to some
                    way of life

                God gave us the talents to do this
                    vocation —

                God wants us to settle in —
                Settle is a good word —

                The world wants us unsettled
                    consumed with fear
                    instability
                    worrying what others think —
                    judging ourselves by others

    


   

                We must focus on God —
                Allow the Holy Spirit to counsel us
                    and fill our soul —
                    directing us in the ways in
                    which we are all one —
                    in harmony
                    following God's Plan

                The Vision of the Father

                "Unsettled" is a good word for the world

                    Faith is so important
                    We must believe God is there
                    We must seek to know the Father's Plan
                    We must be men of Wisdom
                    Men that are loving, not jealous,
                        not envious, not over indulgent —

                    We must be obedient

  

Genesis 3: 1-7

Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, 'Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?' The woman answered the snake, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." ' Then the snake said to the woman, 'No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.' The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths.

 

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.’

 

 

 

Matthew 27: 45-56

From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' When some of those who stood there heard this, they said, 'The man is calling on Elijah,' and one of them quickly ran to get a sponge which he filled with vinegar and, putting it on a reed, gave it him to drink. But the rest of them said, 'Wait! And see if Elijah will come to save him.' But Jesus, again crying out in a loud voice, yielded up his spirit. And suddenly, the veil of the Sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom, the earth quaked, the rocks were split, the tombs opened and the bodies of many holy people rose from the dead, and these, after his resurrection, came out of the tombs, entered the holy city and appeared to a number of people. The centurion, together with the others guarding Jesus, had seen the earthquake and all that was taking place, and they were terrified and said, 'In truth this man was son of God.' And many women were there, watching from a distance, the same women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after him. Among them were Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

 


  

 

 

Matthew 26: 36-46

Then Jesus came with them to a plot of land called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Stay here while I go over there to pray.’ He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him. And he began to feel sadness and anguish.

    Then he said to them, ‘My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake with me.’ 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.’ He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, ‘So you had not the strength to stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake, and pray not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing enough, but human nature is weak.’ Again, a second time, he went away and prayed: ‘My Father,’ he said, ‘if this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done!’ And he came back again and found them sleeping, their eyes were so heavy. Leaving them there, he went away again and prayed for the third time, repeating the same words. Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, ‘You can sleep on now and have your rest. Look, the hour has come when the Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let us go! Look, my betrayer is not far away.’ 

 

                We must have faith to see the
                    vision of God

                God is the ultimate mystery

                In the beatific vision we will
                    see God — (it is a spiritual vision)
                    We will know the truths

                The more we are filled with His
                    grace — the more He lives in
                    us — the more we know God.

                Loving God and others as God desires
                    brings happiness

   

Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

 

 

 

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.

 


 

                Tell the children about God's love
                Tell the children about the Father's plan
                Tell them to believe in God
                To give their hearts to God
                Tell them about the Father,
                    Son and Holy Spirit

                Why is there Christmas?
                Why is there Lent?
                Why is there Easter?

                Tell little children —
                Pray the rosary as Mary says

                God out of great love for man —
                    came to this earth and took
                    flesh

                Jesus loved us so much He died for us —
                Jesus rose to give us new life —
                It is love why Jesus remains with
                    us in the Holy Eucharist —

                He loves us
                He wants us to come to Him
                He remains with us because He
                    loves us.

                Jesus wants this personal love
                    affair with us
                Jesus wants us to live in Him —
                Jesus wants this mystical marriage
                    to Him

                We are to be one on this journey
                    of perfecting ourselves — dying
                    to our imperfections to be
                    more and more like Jesus —

                Going to the Immaculate Heart of
                    Mary and being brought forth
                    more as a child of Light as
                    the Holy Spirit forms us more and more
                    in her spiritual womb

                In the garden the light was dimmed —

                The Angel of Peace appeared in
                    Portugal 91 years ago while
                    World War I was raging

                God sent the angel of peace to little
                    children, 6, 8, 9  

                Little children usually don't lie
                God told them about venerating the
                    Hearts of Jesus and Mary —

                In the autumn of that year
                    the angel of peace appeared to
                    the children and
                    it was this

  

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year.

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." (5)

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." (6)

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.


NOTES:


5. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p. 2. (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.

     


 

                90 years ago the 6th apparition
                    was the sun spinning and
                    looking as if it would crash
                    on them

   
 

Excerpt from the Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.
 

October 13, 1917

    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)


NOTE:

2. 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). pp.7-8.
  

end of excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

    


   

                The sun looks like the Eucharist
                    to me —
                    To me it shows us how blind
                    we are about the awesomeness
                    of the Eucharist —
                    How God is truly present —

                Then in 1993 on the 1st anniversary of the
                    Fatima anniversary Jesus tells me
                    to receive His letters about His love
                    and the Eucharist

                The Blue Books are the continuation
                    of what the angel said
                    91 years ago at Fatima

   


   

                The 6th apparition at Fatima
                    tells me we are ignoring the
                    Eucharist

   


  

                    91 Years Ago —

     

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year.

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." (5)

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." (6)

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.


NOTES:


5. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p. 2. (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.

  

  

                    90 Years Ago —

  

Excerpt from the Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.
 

October 13, 1917

    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)


NOTE:

2. 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). pp.7-8.
  

end of excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

 

  

                1993 — Blue Book I in the hand of a child

 

  

 

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Cling to Me

May 13, 1993 

Jesus: My dear child, if you stay close to Me, then I live in you and you live in Me. I am He Who created you and I love you with such an intensity that you will never know. My words are your truth. You must abide in My heart in all things. There is no room for doubt. My ways are steadfast, direct, and without error.

    You must stay rooted in Me to ward off the power of the evil one. His grip is paralyzing and crippling. His power is stronger every day.

    When you live in Me, I am in your heart and he has no power over Me. I am your God. I am your true lover. I want to protect you. I want to guard you from this force. Stay rooted firmly in Me and he will have no power.

    I am He Who comforts you. My hand is upon you. Hold tight to Me, My child. My eyes are fixed right on you. You are My most precious child. I love you as no other can. My arms are about you. My tenderness surrounds you. My love is in your heart. You go not alone. I walk with you.

    I share every aspect of your life with you. Cling to Me, feel My presence. It is warm and secure within your chest. There is no room for fear, for I cast out fear and bring you comfort and joy.

end of May 13, 1993 message

 

  

                When I got that writing May 13, 1993 —
                    my daughter wrote it —
                    the sun then pulsated all the
                    way from Conyers to Cincinnati
                    all the way home

    

           

   


   

                John the President said —
                    God flooded the earth at the time
                        of Noah

                    but God intended the earth to
                        be flooded with His grace
                        as the people read the Blue Books

                The first Blue Book meeting was February 17, 1994 —
                    the flood of Noah was the
                    second month, 17th day

   


   

                Mary appeared in rainbow color
                    in Clearwater

                The same day Mary appeared
                    the Book Rosaries from the Hearts
                    of Jesus and Mary
left the printers  

  

shipped from the printers
December 17, 1996

Mary appeared
December 17, 1996

 

  


 

                When this book arrived in Indianapolis
                    we got the exposed Eucharist
                    at China Church perpetually

  

 

                Ultimate Mystery

                God is a God of Miracles

                Miracle of the Sun

   


                The first Blue Book writing May 13, 1993 —
                    I got at Conyers with my 2 children

                We were mailing the priests a mailing
                    and on April 6, 2003 we had a van of
                    envelopes ready to be mailed to the
                    priests — 15,000 and on the same Route
                    as Conyers we had a wreck that almost
                    killed me when the van went on top
                    of a black car on 75 — the van was
                    white —
                    We then still mailed the 15,000 out to the
                    priests from the wrecked van
                    Glaci had a swollen eye - like an
                        egg —
                    We were injured on the intersection
                        of the Conyers route and 75

                    We are so unaware of our own whereabouts
                we wrecked and were taken to a hospital in
                an ambulance — it was awful.

                    On Mary's birthday I had a vision
                at 4:00 Mass of Mary and children on a
                big stone hill and a grotto on the hill where
                she was — It looked just like Stone
                Mountain in Atlanta by Conyers.

                    Jesus sent me to Atlanta this week
                to switch things with Doris and go to Conyers
                and Stone Mountain — I realized the big
                wreck of 2003 was on the same route not
                far from Conyers and the vision I had
                on the Blessed Mother's Birthday was like
                Stone Mountain, but Mary appeared
                where the guys were engraved in the
                mountain with children.

                First Mary was like this

  

   baby was facing out

  

                    Mary moved Him from left to right
                    then another woman came in the
                    picture, like dropped down, with
                    a child — then a total of 4 or 5 women
                    in pastel dresses with children — Mary had
                    a white dress —
                    there were then bigger children, tot
                    size at their feet — maybe an 8 year
                    old sitting down at their feet —

                In the message on Mary's birthday I
                    said a stone hill, but when I
                    saw Stone Mountain it looked identical
                    to the vision and the vision was where the
                    engraved men were

                    As we approach the 90th anniversary
                of the 6th apparition at Fatima I
                see this —

                (1) The Priestly Newsletter solidly
                        imparts the vision of the Father
                        (the voice of the Good Shepherd)
                        Jesus sent His Son into the world —
                        It is the Father's Plan that Jesus
                        tells us about

                    In heaven we will know the Father's
                        Plan

                    Our vision in the tainted world is
                        to be constantly harnessed into
                        clear vision of the Father's Plan —
                        Our life is lived in the Father's
                        will in love —

                Serving and loving God and others —
                Our talents are unique —

                No one can serve and love God and others
                    as we do — Us Christians have a
                    plan to serve and love as the Father
                    intends —

                His Plan is so perfect —
                God in His omnipotence is beyond
                    our comprehension —

                He created the life under the surface
                    of the ocean — DID YOU SEE WHAT
                    IS DOWN THERE —
                    Such precision — harmony

                He created the beauty of this earth
                    the baby at the breast —
                    Happiness is found in seeking God
                    Happiness is found in following His Plan

                Good ideas are not always God's Plan

                We must seek the vision from the
                    Father

                He gives us His Word, the Commandments,
                    the Church

                I understand more how I am a member
                    of the body of Christ and I contribute
                    uniquely —
                    Look at how Mother Teresa served Him
                    Look at how Pope John Paul II served Him
                    Look at how Fr. Carter served Him

                We are the creatures
                God is the Creator ———

                The Blue Books are gifts from God

  

                Private Revelation

                June 12, 1994
 
The Carpenter
                December 31, 1993
 
Why Question God
               February 17, 1994 Day of first Blue Book Meeting
     on 17th day 2nd month God flooded the earth

  

                Did you ever see the Veggie Tales
                    Josh and the Big Wall?

                It is very good

                The Power is in the Eucharist
                The Holy Eucharist is the Medicine
                    of Immortality

                We receive this sharing in God's life
                    in baptism and it
                    is fed as we go to the
                    Eucharistic table of the Lord —

                Jesus gives us His Body and Blood

                In the Eucharist we become
                    one with Christ —
                    He is the bridegroom of
                    the soul

                Going to the Eucharist helps
                    us members of the body
                    of Christ to be one —
                    We call the Eucharist communion —
                    We receive life IN Him

                Christ loves us so much He wants
                        to come to us today in
                        the Holy Eucharist —
                    He wants us to be with Him
                        before the tabernacle.
                    God remains with us in
                        His Divinity and humanity
                        in the Holy Eucharist —
                        in greatest love —

                No less present than the day He
                    walked the earth.

                The Eucharist is food for our soul.

                Jesus intimately comes to us.

  

Mark 14: 22-25

And as they were eating he took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many. In truth I tell you, I shall never drink wine any more until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.’

     

                It is a great gift God gives
                    to a priest to offer
                    Mass —

                It is a gift for us —

                Song:  A Priest is a Gift from God

 

   


  

                God sent the angel of peace 1916

     

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year. He appeared to them in the spring, summer, and fall. Lucia (now Sr. Lucia) describes the springtime apparition of the angel:

"My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You."

Then, rising he said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications."

His words engraved themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them (3)

During the summer of 1916, the angel again appeared to the three visionaries. He said to them:

Pray! Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way.... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you. (4)

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." (5)

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." (6)

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.


NOTES:

3. Louis Kondar, SVD, editor, Fatima in Lucia's Own Words (Fatima: Postulation Center, 1976), p.62. Distributed in the U.S.A. by the Ravengate Press, Cambridge, MA.
4. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., pp.1-2.
5. Ibid., p.2 (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.

        

  

                Here are the Fatima messages to
                    the 3 children 1917

     

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

May 13, 1917

    "Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm..... I am from Heaven.

    "I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at the same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want

    "Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?

    "Pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war." (8)

  

June 13, 1917

    "God wishes you to remain in the world for some time because He wants to use you to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and their souls will be loved by God as flowers placed by myself to adorn His throne." (10)

  

July 13, 1917

    "During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again, the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (11)

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

  

August 19, 1917

    She told them she was greatly displeased by the action of the mayor. As a result, the miracle promised for October would not be as impressive as originally planned. (15)

 

September 13, 1917

    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)

  

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)

    While the people in attendance were beholding the great Miracle of the Sun, the three young visionaries, and they alone, were privileged to see striking visions in the heavens:

    As Our Lady had promised, St. Joseph had come with the Holy Family and had blessed the world. Then, Our Lady appeared as the Mother of Sorrows, accompanied by her Divine Son, Who also blessed the world. Finally, Lucy had seen the Blessed Virgin, dressed in the brown robes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth, holding a brown Scapular in her hand, with her infant Son upon her knee. However, in none of these visions had any of the figures spoken to the children. (18)

    Besides the messages associated with the major Fatima apparitions, there were other revelations given by Our Lady. Before Jacinta died, she told of other messages given her (during her illness) by Mary:

    More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.

    Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.

    Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord and are not of God.

    Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of priests, to their superiors and to the Holy Father, is very displeasing to Our Lord.

    I can no longer restrain the hand of my Divine Son from striking the world with just punishments for its many crimes.

    If the government of a country leaves the Church in peace and gives liberty to our Holy Religion, it will be blessed by God.

    Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)


NOTES:

8. Frere Michael de la Trinite', The Whole Truth about Fatima 
   
(Buffalo: Immaculate Heart Publications, 1989), pp.112-114.
9. 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.30.
10. Ibid., p.3.
11. Ibid., pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.
14. Rev. Edward Carter, S.J., Mother at Our Side: Mary's Role in 
        the Spiritual Life
(1993: Faith Publishing Co., Milford, Ohio), p.21.
15. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.6.
16. Ibid., p.6.
17. Ibid., p.7.
18. Ibid., p.8.
19. Ibid., pp.9-10.

      


   

                Mary is the Queen of Peace
                The angel came the Angel of Peace.

  


 

                The mission of the Shepherds of Christ is to help
                    bring to completion the mission
                    Mary began at Fatima.
 

                 (2)  We see in the messages how
                            important it is for peace —
                            to have devotion to the
                            2 Hearts

                (3)  We see the mission of the Shepherds of
                            Christ to lead people to greater
                            unity through frequent
                            reception of the Eucharist
                            and adoration

                (4)  There is great grace granted
                            from praying these prayers

 

  

                        In 13 years we have distributed
                        5 million 80,000 Priestly
                        Newsletters centered in
                        Consecration to the 2 Hearts —
                        The love of the Trinity and oneness
                        The Eucharist

                WE PRAY FOR THE

                    PRIESTS THE CHURCH

                        AND THE WORLD

    

   

                We pray perpetually in China
                    and have for
                    over 10 years prayed
                    all day in China

                Be a part of this —

                        help us

                These revelations are
                    not anything new —
                    just to help us
                    understand deeply
                    the mysteries of God and
                    love God and serve God
                    and others as the Father
                    intends.

 

   Excerpt from Response to God's Love

                                                   1 

                                                 
The Mystery of Christ and 
                                                   Christian Existence 



         ...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. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make
known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

end of excerpt from Response to God's Love

     
 

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