Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages
rests with the Holy See of Rome.

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

September 22, 2005

September 23rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries for September 23rd are Sorrowful.


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Pray for Jim who had heart surgery.


October retreat will be
a special Fatima retreat -

October 16th is the
feast of St. Margaret Mary

The retreat will begin
October 13th until October 17th

and the retreat will be an extra day,
October 17th
due to the Fatima nature.



September 22, 2005

Excerpt from September 20, 2005 message

Messenger:   We bless the

               whole world!

            We Consecrate the whole
                world and all the hearts
                of the world to the Sacred
                Heart and Immaculate Heart
                (as far as we are able)

            We cast the devil far
                away from all
                in the world.

            We beg for a special
                outpouring of the
                Holy Spirit.

            We beg for grace and for




From September 22, 2000

Father was operated on and told he had cancer. Exactly 3 months later his funeral is held December 22, 2000. September 22, 1997, and December 22, 1996, messages will follow at the end of this message.


Excerpt from May 24, 2005

Messenger:         Also it is how it was when I got this message
                                September 22, 1997 and then 3½ days later
                                the basilica in Assisi was destroyed
                                and the Frescos of St. Francis and St. Claire
                                with it.

                                I told Fr. Carter September 22, 1997 as I went to
                                    China where he was to celebrate Mass
                                    how I knew something was going
                                    to happen when I got the September 22, 1997
                                    message from Jesus that morning.

                                Fr. Carter never suffered so much himself, he said,
                                    ever in his whole life. I was told by
                                    Jesus how we had ignored the Fatima
                                    message and the world should look at
                                    the devastation of World War II and see it
                                    as a sign of how important Fatima
                                    was. I cried and thought I was
                                    almost bleeding inside then the
                                    Earthquake happened in Assisi
                                    and the Frescos of St. Francis and St. Claire

end of excerpt


Messenger: On September 22, 1997, Jesus said:

Jesus speaks: "STIFF-NECKED, stiff-necked, stiff-necked. There will be a new heaven and a new earth. The old order will pass away. For they worshipped Me with their lips only and their hearts were far from Me.

I will rock the earth and bring the senseless men to their knees. They will learn to beg ‘LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, HAVE MERCY ON US!"

Their thoughts are far from me....

I am the LAMB OF GOD. I AM THE BRIDEGROOM OF THEIR SOULS — of a country of stiffs, naked in their ways, their hearts are haughty, for they persist in their same ways.

They are resistant to change. They refuse to go to the Heart of My Mother, yet she is their Mother and Mother of the Church.

Oh, to a world of stiff-necked.... I give you this message. Look at My Body on the cross, it was broken and mutilated, it was constrained, it was the picture of torment and twisting.

I speak through these messages and you continue in your stiff-necked ways. Would the destruction of your temples bring you to your knees? Or should I destroy My own houses? Or would they get the message anyway, if I burned them down?

(Messenger: On September 22, 1997, He said this. I suffered for several days.  Then the basillica in Assisi was destroyed.)


Jonah 3: 1-10  

The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah a second time. 'Up!' he said, 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to it as I shall tell you.' Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to the word of Yahweh. Now Nineveh was a city great beyond compare; to cross it took three days. Jonah began by going a day's journey into the city and then proclaimed, 'Only forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown.' And the people of Nineveh believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his robe, put on sackcloth and sat down in ashes. He then had it proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles, as follows: ‘No person or animal, herd or flock, may eat anything; they may not graze, they may not drink any water. All must put on sackcloth and call on God with all their might; and let everyone renounce his evil ways and violent behaviour. Who knows? Perhaps God will change his mind and relent and renounce his burning wrath, so that we shall not perish.’ God saw their efforts to renounce their evil


Psalm 130: 1-2

From the depths I call to you, Yahweh: 
    Lord, hear my cry. 
Listen attentively 
    to the sound of my pleading!




September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        St. Anthony's prays with us 24 hours
                                adoration ------


(our church in China, Indiana)


Psalm 130: 3-4

If you kept a record of our sins, 
    Lord, who could stand their ground? 
But with you is forgiveness, 
    that you may be revered.


Excerpt from September 20, 2005 message

Messenger:   We bless the

               whole world!

            We Consecrate the whole
                world and all the hearts
                of the world to the Sacred
                Heart and Immaculate Heart
                (as far as we are able)

            We cast the devil far
                away from all
                in the world.

            We beg for a special
                outpouring of the
                Holy Spirit.

            We beg for grace and for


 Psalm 130: 7-8

    let Israel hope in Yahweh. 
For with Yahweh is faithful love, 
    with him generous ransom; 
and he will ransom Israel 
    from all its sins.


Excerpt from September 20, 2005 message

Messenger:   We bless the

               whole world!

            We Consecrate the whole
                world and all the hearts
                of the world to the Sacred
                Heart and Immaculate Heart
                (as far as we are able)

            We cast the devil far
                away from all
                in the world.

            We beg for a special
                outpouring of the
                Holy Spirit.

            We beg for grace and for




Jonah 1: 1- 2: 1-2, 11

The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Up!’ he said, ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim to them that their wickedness has forced itself upon me.’ Jonah set about running away from Yahweh, and going to Tarshish. He went down to Jaffa and found a ship bound for Tarshish; he paid his fare and boarded it, to go with them to Tarshish, to get away from Yahweh. But Yahweh threw a hurricane at the sea, and there was such a great storm at sea that the ship threatened to break up. The sailors took fright, and each of them called on his own god, and to lighten the ship they threw the cargo overboard. Jonah, however, had gone below, had lain down in the hold and was fast asleep, when the boatswain went up to him and said, ‘What do you mean by sleeping? Get up! Call on your god! Perhaps he will spare us a thought and not leave us to die.’ Then they said to each other, ‘Come on, let us draw lots to find out who is to blame for bringing us this bad luck.’ So they cast lots, and the lot pointed to Jonah. Then they said to him, ‘Tell us, what is your business? Where do you come from? What is your country? What is your nationality?’ He replied, ‘I am a Hebrew, and I worship Yahweh, God of Heaven, who made both sea and dry land.’ The sailors were seized with terror at this and said, ‘Why ever did you do this?’ since they knew that he was trying to escape from Yahweh, because he had told them so. They then said, ‘What are we to do with you, to make the sea calm down for us?’ For the sea was growing rougher and rougher. He replied, ‘Take me and throw me into the sea, and then it will calm down for you. I know it is my fault that this great storm has struck you.’ The sailors rowed hard in an effort to reach the shore, but in vain, since the sea was growing rougher and rougher. So at last they called on Yahweh and said, ‘O, Yahweh, do not let us perish for the sake of this man’s life, and do not hold us responsible for causing an innocent man’s death; for you, Yahweh, have acted as you saw fit.’ And taking hold of Jonah they threw him into the sea; and the sea stopped raging. At this, the men were seized with dread of Yahweh; they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh and made vows to him.

Now Yahweh ordained that a great fish should swallow Jonah; and Jonah remained in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. From the belly of the fish, Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God; he said:

Yahweh spoke to the fish, which then vomited Jonah onto the dry land.


October 16, Feast of St. Margaret Mary


Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart
(these should be read by the prayer leader):

(1) I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

(2) I will establish peace in their homes.

(3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

(4) I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

(5) I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

(6) Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

(7) Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

(8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

(9) I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

(10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

(11) Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

(12) I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.



A message for the Earth from Jesus

January 22, 1998

    I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

    My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.

end of January 22, 1998

















Excerpt from July 29, 1998

I come to teach my children to be children of the Father. I come to teach them to pray.





A Rosary for Healing or for Someone with Cancer.

On one Hail Mary bead or as many as you desire, say: 

May God heal                     through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater and Fr. Carter in union with the Mass and all the Masses being celebrated around the world.

Pray the Hail Mary or Hail Mary's then pray this after the Hail Mary.

May the cancer be uprooted and thrown into the sea.

We believe with all our hearts.

After the Glory Be— pray the following petition.

May                     be healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Clearwater and Fr. Carter if it be the holy will of God.


September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        When I did the prayer services
                                on the 5ths --  


Our Lady of Clearwater Florida
during the 5th of the month prayer services with Rita Ring

July 5, 2000

September 5, 2000

October 5, 2000

November 5, 2000

December 5, 2000

January 5, 2001

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July 5, 2003

August 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

We chose to put more than just one of each of these 5ths because of they're importance.

October 5, 2003

November 5, 2003
Jesus instructed the prayer service
be done inside

November 5, 2003
Jesus instructed the prayer service
be done inside

December 5, 2003
Jesus instructed the prayer service
be done inside

December 5, 2003
Jesus instructed the prayer service
be done inside

December 5, 2003
Jesus instructed the prayer service
be done inside

December 5, 2003

January 5, 2004

January 5, 2004

January 5, 2004

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January 5, 2004

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February 5, 2004

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We pray from St. Anthony's 24
hours a day for
the Priests, the Church and the world



September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        Help us get the rosaries to the schools --
                            we send at least
                                50,000 homemade rosaries in



September 22, 2005 message continues

Mary speaks:    I want my rosaries to get to the
                            school children, help me.


                        School Rosary Program




(available in 4 languages with the Imprimatur)


September 22, 2005 message continues

Mary speaks:    You must pray now --

                        Begin the prayer chapters as
                        my Son has asked for
                        praying for the priests, the
                            Church and the world.

                    Please listen to me.

                    I appeared in Clearwater
                                            CLEAR - WATER

                        to lead to my Son's Movement.




Mary appeared on the heel.

We knocked Mary's head off
and she crushes the head of the serpent


September 21, 2005 message

Mary speaks:           (1) Priestly Newsletters
                                (2) Prayer Chapters as Jesus designated
                                    in all languages
                                (3) Rosary meditations Red Book
                                (4) Blue Book Writings
                                (5) Daily Messages
                                (6) School Rosary Programs
                                (7) Tiny Tot Books
                                (8) Nursing Home Program
                                (9) Retreats China over the 13th
                              (10) The 5ths in Florida    


From June 23, 2005 message


The purpose of the Movement are majorly
        1) To circulate the Priestly Newsletter to 72,000 priests in 189 countries. Fr. Carter, S.J. sent the Newsletter since 1994. The Priestly Newsletter is the main purpose of our Movement centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

        2) A co-equal purpose is the prayer chapters centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary we participate in ourselves and encourage others to begin who come to the site. Prayers are from the red prayer manual begun by Fr. Carter in 1994 – praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

        3) Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart –
            Our members spend 2 hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the pope, bishops, priests, sisters and brothers, for the Church in general, members of the human family, souls in purgatory, members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, praying for the culmination of reign of the Sacred Heart and triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart using the red prayer manual, the rosary and private meditation.

        4) Rosary Program —
            homemade rosaries sent to school children in United States over 100,000 yearly, with meditations with the Imprimatur and consecration cards to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

         5) Morning Offering program encouraging all to say the morning offering with materials given to unite all they do all day to the Mass praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

        6) Consecration of Homes and Families, School Program to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

         7) Store in both China, Indiana and Clearwater, Florida

providing images and statues of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, rosaries, rosary kits, prayers with the Imprimatur, vestments for priests, bibles, religious goods in general, prayer cards and prayer manual, etc., power point presentation of the rosary for meditation for schools and for tiny tots.

        8) Retreats monthly – 4 days in China, Indiana with daily Mass, the Eucharist exposed for our members, praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

        9) 24 hour adoration from our Church in China praying for the priests, the Church and the world by our members, servants, handmaids and apostles.

      10) Books on meditations of the rosary, Father Carter’s books, books on the Mass with Imprimatur, coloring books on the rosary for children all ages, nursing home books, large print.

End of excerpt from June 23, 2005 message





Florida - Kathleen W.

I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love! I write this for the honor and glory of God and in thanksgiving to Jesus for calling me to this Movement.

Jesus says in St. John's Gospel, "You did not choose me, no, I chose you…" Jn 15:16.

What a calling! To be chosen to be a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd! His special spouse! The spouse of THE KING & CREATOR of the Universe!

WOW! And a Movement personally directed by Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!

Words cannot express all I would like to say. Since 1st grade I wanted to be a nun. I saw the nuns at my school and I wanted to be like them. Unfortunately growing up... all the peer pressure in school and the struggles of young adulthood took away any hope of being a nun. I followed the ways of the world and left Jesus out of my life.

During my senior year of nursing, the seed of pursuing a religious vocation sprang up again in my heart. I started attending daily Mass as often as I could, and Mary our Mother was bringing me closer to Jesus. My 1st choice was Mother Teresa's Order, however, that didn't happen for me.

After graduation from nursing school I went to a Bible Institute Retreat at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, I attended a Baptism of the Spirit Seminar and felt a strong presence of the Holy Spirit.

That fall, in 1996, I went back to Ohio for another retreat, and while I was in the chapel one evening, I picked up God's Blue Book II and read a message on Communion from Jesus. I almost fell out of my pew! The message touched me deep in my heart. Thankfully, I was able to take the book home. the messages were awesome! I never knew of having such an intimate relationship with Jesus!

I started spending an hour everyday after Mass. I joined the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart and later started a Shepherds of Christ Prayer Chapter. I got the other Blue Books, the rosary book and rosary tapes. I felt so committed to praying the prayers and the rosary mediations were so powerful! I thank Jesus and Mary for all these revelations!

I heard about the handmaids in 1998, while ordering through the Shepherds of Christ. I was really interested in them. I thought maybe this is where God is calling me. I kept praying to do His will.

Jesus, in His time, made it all work out. When we give our lives to Jesus, He can do more than we could ever ask for or imagine! Jesus loves us!

I feel so blessed and privileged to be in the formation of being a handmaid! Thank you, my Father, for this Movement and all the beautiful people in it! Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your tremendous work in my soul! Thank you, Jesus, for choosing me for this special calling. And like Mary, my life is a continuous FIAT. "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." and "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."


Morrow - Doris J.

What has Shepherds of Christ and being a Handmaid done for my life and for my relationship with Jesus?

I first heard of Shepherds of Christ from a letter received concerning a rosary gathering at Tom’s Farm in October 1996. My family already had plans for the 13th. When I received a notice for November 13th my brother and I went not knowing much about Shepherds of Christ, but if it was praying the rosary-it had to be good. It was the most powerful rosary I ever attended. I didn’t go for several months, but felt drawn to this ministry and compelled to pray the prayers and read the blue books. Jesus was talking directly to me through them and it was great.

Jesus has always worked slowly in my heart. Pain and suffering in my early adult life brought me to realize that God was the only one I could turn to in my need. God alone was my strength.

In July 1997, news came that the department where I worked was being phased out by the parent company on the east coast. I was disenchanted with my job and I only continued working there to live, so I wasn’t concerned about the lack of a job.

During this same time, I felt pulled in my heart to pray with Shepherds of Christ as a body. I was shy and I would just come, sit, pray and be silent, not really talking to anyone very much.

I knew from my childhood that I would never marry. The pull Jesus had on me was stronger than the world’s, though I didn’t realize the source. For the past year I had become closer to Jesus and I felt what I would do with my life, next, would be for him alone.

On August 13, 1998, I went to China, Indiana, to the monthly rosary knowing something was going to happen-but not knowing what. During the rosary the president of Shepherds of Christ started reading a letter from Jesus about women being called as handmaids and their way of life. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit descend on my head and I was glad to be sitting. I knew Jesus was calling me to become a handmaid, a call that I had been waiting patiently for, for over two years.

After the rosary I acted on the Holy Spirit’s prompting immediately-knowing if I didn’t, I would find excuses not to. Jesus’ hand is very strong in my life. I was accepted as a candidate for a handmaid within a few days and gave two weeks notice at work. I found myself in Clearwater, Florida, within three weeks.

As a Handmaid of the Good Shepherd my life is very prayerful and very one on one with Jesus as His spouse. He is the Bridegroom of my Soul. Just being with him after Mass and in front of the tabernacle is candy to my soul and leaves me speechless. Being a handmaid has brought the joy, love and peace of my Divine Bridegroom into my life to an extent I didn’t even know could exist.

He calls me to constant change and growth. I cannot remain the same, for my life and love for him would stagnate. I live to serve him. I have only scratched the surface of the depth to which my soul craves union with my Lord and Savior. Any life in God is hard work, but the rewards are unbounded.

Jesus loves each and everyone of us on a personal level. He died on the cross to save each soul. He, the living God, is truly waiting in the tabernacle for us, to love us, if we would only come and sit with him.

Since my move to Clearwater, Florida, in 1998, I have recently traveled to China, Indiana, for a stay and I am currently in Morrow, Ohio, doing the work Jesus has called me to do. Jesus knows where I will be next, even though I do not.

There is nothing boring about being on Jesus’ roller coaster. The ride is into eternity! I can’t wait to see you there!



Florida - Rosie R.

How has Shepherds of Christ changed my life?

The first time I opened God's Blue Book, I knew that Jesus was speaking to me! The message was just what I needed that day!

I had not attended daily Mass since Catholic High School, approximately 30 years previous. MY PRAYER LIFE had been practically non-existent -- attending Sunday Mass and calling on God during trials. In fact, the threat of my husband dying of cancer took me back to praying the rosary and praying novenas to the Blessed Mother. After he died I was at a loss, for I considered him my "rock". For the first time ever in my life, I began praying to do God's will. I had a career, but I felt in my heart that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working life.

I was invited by a friend to make a Cursillo weekend and without hesitation, said yes. Following the grace-filled weekend, I entered the chapel for adoration and picked up the Blue Book, which I had ignored for weeks. I immediately fell in love with Jesus and my life began to change! With the help of Jesus through the Blue Book, along with daily Mass and Holy Communion and spending time after Communion with Jesus and time in prayer, I was able to work through my depression, which I had even denied existed.

After giving out many Blue Books to relatives and friends, I received an invitation to attend the first monthly Shepherds of Christ national prayer meeting at Tom A's farm held on October 13, 1996, with Rita leading a Live Rosary. I felt drawn to every meeting after that, and soon found myself in the core group at Morrow, Ohio, attending weekly prayer meetings with Live Rosaries. Through the use of the Blue Books, mostly in front of the tabernacle, weekly prayer meetings, and rosaries at Morrow, I have grown closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.

I thank Jesus every day for His many graces and the deep love that He gives me to draw me closer and closer to Him. I also thank my spiritual Mother, Mary, with all my heart for her help when I turned to her in desperation and for the help she's given me throughout my life.

As an apostle working in Florida at Our Lady's Image Site, I have a great opportunity to spread the light and love of Christ to all I meet!!!



Cincinnati - Emily L.

How Being a Member of Shepherds of Christ Changed My Life

Walking the aisle with that vision so deep in the heart, of a bride in her brilliant, pure white dress, white radiant veil, and white roses in her hair, ready to meet her Bridegroom. What words can express the intensity of that moment - everyday walking to the altar to be wed to the Almighty God?

The moment of reception, after receiving the Almighty God, the Divine Bridegroom of the soul. For isn't it, indeed, a "reception" after the wedding, for within my heart I dance with my precious Spouse as He sings of His ardent love. And what words can describe the embrace of the King of Heaven, the dancing to His heartfelt voice, the longing to express the burning love as He gives Himself so completely? Our Bridegroom is with us at every second, as we walk, talk, eat, drive, sing. He sits there as we read His tender letters of love, with His beating Heart feeling such emotion in each word that we read and smiling on us with the most gentle, sweet love. What words can describe the excitement of that moment - a new bride so over-flowing with vibrant life as she sits next to her Lover outpouring Himself?

What words can describe this love from a Mother that leads us to such a union with God?

What words can satisfy the burning within the soul to express the depth to which we feel for this Movement?

All this far surpasses the little terms we could use to say what has been imprinted on our hearts.

So many gifts given from heaven: the morning offering and consecration, the precious Blue Books and Daily Messages, the Rosary Book and the Children's Rosary Book, all the tools for intimacy with Jesus, the Mass, the Eucharist and the word, the Juniors, the 6:20 prayers, the joys and the sufferings, the love and the graces, the beautiful apostles, handmaids, servants, and Fred. ( I love you guys a whole lot!! )

From death to life I've traveled on my journey in the Shepherds of Christ, with constant death - resurrections, but the knowledge of God and the great union with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the Blessed Mother are beyond all words.

It's such an ache to write this letter because it doesn't even scratch the surface. I could go on forever and it seems like I am. What a gift, this tremendous LIFE in Him that He has revealed through the Shepherds of Christ!

And what words can truly express it?


September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        LIVE-IN-APOSTLES  

                              praying in China adoration




Mary G.

How has being a member of Shepherds of Christ changed my life?

When I was a baby, we lived next door to a convent and I had 12 years of Catholic education. I married and lived Cincinnati eventually. After my civil divorce, my three younger children and I moved back to Price Hill in Cincinnati where I grew up. This time brought me the Catholic Charismatic experience.

Dad died in '86, and I moved away to a small town. Though I tried, I thought no Catholic church or prayer group met my needs so I attended Protestant prayer meetings and services. I found ministers and prayer groups that deeply love the Lord Jesus, and I would still be in these circles except that I went back to Cincinnati to visit. I hadn't told my old friends that I was no longer a practicing Catholic so I joined them when they attended charismatic functions. At one of these I was given Blue Book I.

Actually, someone tried to give it to me and I wouldn't take it saying, I had too much to read , so it was given to the friend I was staying with. When we got home and she was out of the room, I opened the book so I could congratulate myself for not accepting it.

That's Jesus! Jesus is speaking in this book! I read almost the whole book that night, then I ate humble pie and phoned the lady who had pressed me to accept it. I received it in a few days.

Back home I read and reread it. Jesus was speaking loud and clear and I went to the nearest church and made a confession and resumed my long neglected practice of daily Mass. I also began to go to the Shepherds of Christ chapter meetings in Morrow, Ohio, where I heard the call for volunteers to come to the Virgin Mary Site in Clearwater, Florida.

How well I understand God's words, "Your thoughts are not My thoughts!".

Changing my thoughts and my ways comes more slowly than changing my address, which is now Clearwater, Florida.

Though retirement isn't at all what I thought it would be, I wouldn't trade places with anyone at all.




September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:       ALL Centers pray every hour
                        ALL Centers pray at 6:20
                                (1) Yellow Book
                                (2) Red Book
                                (3) Rosary
                                (4) Daily Message


Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message



                        Nursing Home Program




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September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:        These are the pictures from the site
                            that late afternoon when
                            I made this Nursing Home video.    



January 5, 2002


January 5, 2002

January 5, 2002

January 5, 2002

January 5, 2002

January 5, 2002

January 5, 2002


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Click here for January 4, 2004 video



January 2, 2005


Nursing Home Video #1

Epiphany 2005 - January 2, 2005 at Clearwater, Florida


Nursing Home Video #2

Epiphany 2005 - January 2, 2005 at Clearwater, Florida



Epiphany 2005 - January 2, 2005 at Clearwater, Florida


September 22, 2005 message continues

Mary and Jesus speak:   

                        Help us reach the
                        Nursing home people with
                        these videos














Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000


September 22, 2005 message continues

Mary speaks:        Help me get my Son's Newsletter
                                on Mary and the Church to
                                the priests now

                        Help me to reach the
                                tiny tots with all
                                the books --
                                coloring books --
                                etc. on the

                        Please help me --
                                This has taken 2 years and
                                    is ready

                                Help me reach the tiny tots --

Messenger:           Feast of the Sacred Heart
                                Tiny Tots do
                                Eucharistic Adoration



Click to hear him pray the rosary

he was 3 when the
rosary was taped

this is available on disc


September 22, 2005 message continues

Mary speaks:        Help me reach my
                                tiny tots ------

Jesus speaks:        Help me circulate
                                My Mass Book at
                                    Eucharistic Conferences


click here for the Mass Book


also in Spanish


September 22, 2005 message continues

Jesus speaks:        Help Me get My
                                Priestly Newsletter Book #2
                                    to priests ------

Messenger:            This book has 3 years of
                                Fr. Carter's Newsletters --

                            It is about the burning
                                love of Jesus 


Click for book


Spanish Newsletters

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Pastores de Cristo:

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El Libro de Boletines Sacerdotales "Pastores de Cristo" ya esta disponible en el Internet. El libro contiene una recopilación de todos los boletines "Pastores de Cristo" desde Julio/Agosto de 1994 hasta Mayo/Junio de 1996.

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September 22, 2005 message continues

Messenger:            The Priestly Newsletter Book II in English
                                was sent to 95,000 priests
                                with the prayer manual
                                after Fr. Carter's death




Written September 24, 2000

Messenger:  I watched by his bed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Father Carter continued to keep a hectic schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

end of September 24, 2000 message



Written September 24, 2000

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

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

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

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

Think of the anguish of her heart.  

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

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

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

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

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

July 5, 2001

September 24, 2000 message continues

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will die. 

We must keep our focus on the life hereafter. 

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


Luke 2:35 

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


~ The Seven Sorrows of Mary ~



1. The Prophecy of Simeon




2. The Flight into Egypt





3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple





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




5. Jesus Dies on the Cross





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




7. The Burial of Jesus


end of the Seven Sorrows


September 24, 2000 message continues

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

Suffering was a major part of the life of Mary. 

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

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

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

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

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

Contemplate the joy of Mary to know Christ has risen. 

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

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

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

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

end of September 24, 2000


Messenger:        Fr. Carter died December 18, 2000

                          Funeral December 22, 2000    


Funeral December 22, 2000




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          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.



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