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September 23, 2003

September 24th Holy Spirit Novena
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Schedule for September 24, 2003

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - Live Rosary February 13, 1997

6:00 a.m. - Morning Offering

6:04 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 a.m. - Newsletter 1998 Issue 4 (Peace of the Lord)

8:49 a.m. - Rosary of Light from November 14, 2002

9:21 a.m. - Mary's Message and Father Carter's talk

10:01 a.m. - Joyful Rosary Aves

10:30 a.m. - Response to God's Love chapter 3 (Becoming)

11:18 a.m. - Choose Life

12:20 p.m. - Handbook read by Rita Ring

1:35 p.m. - Morning Offering

1:39 p.m. - Mary's Message

1:45 p.m. - Tell My People read by Father Carter

3:16 p.m. - Nursing Home - January 5, 2003 feast of the Epiphany

3:48 p.m. - Songs from Jesus

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Consecration July 31, 1999

6:09 p.m. - Morning Offering

6:13 p.m. - Mary's Message

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 p.m. - Daily Messages from July 8, 1998 to July 28, 1998

7:48 p.m. - Glorious Rosary Aves

8:21 p.m. - Live Rosary May 13, 1997

10:27 p.m. - A Blue Book Reading or Two and a Tribute
                    to Mary on Mother's Day - May 11, 2003

11:47 p.m. - Nursing Home #3

12:29 a.m. - About Shepherds of Christ - talk given June 29, 2003

1:48 a.m. - Morning Offering

1:52 a.m. - Nursing Home - January 5, 2003 feast of the Epiphany

2:24 a.m. - Sorrowful Rosary Aves

2:56 a.m. - Nursing Home #1

3:37 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

4:00 a.m. - Mass


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.


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Excerpt from the Mass Book


Mass Book Cover

December 26, 1996


I know this mystical union with Christ through the holy priest.

It is there, in the Mass, I encounter Him. I know Him in deepest intimacy.

It is through the hands of the holy priest, the ones consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that we receive an immense outpouring of His grace, His divine life.

Oh, not only through the holy priest; through the hands of any priest His great life flows.

But, oh, when a priest is so holy, in his oneness with Christ, the grace flows and flows.

To be at a Mass where the priest is so one with Christ is to be at a Mass where I really feel Christ's presence in the priest. At every Mass, I am so aware of Christ celebrating the Mass through the priest. But when a very holy priest celebrates the Mass, I feel an immense presence of Christ there. I feel the flow of His grace and I am moved deeply within my heart and I cry from this immense presence of God. I am in awe. I unite to Jesus in every move of the priest, every word, when he is so united to Christ. I feel Christ so alive in Him. Every gesture, every word spoken, is as though Christ is present offering the sacrifice and I am fed with His divine life.

I love God so much. Through the hands of His holiest priests, I am taken into ecstasy in the Mass for I am so wrapped in His divine love.

Oh, I want Him so much. I yearn for this intense oneness I get in the Mass, when I receive Him in the Eucharist. My heart burns to receive my Divine King.

I see the hands, the hands of a man, a priest, and I see Christ celebrating the Mass in the priest. Oh, the merger of Christ and the priest in this Holy Sacrifice is one that takes me to the heights of heaven.

I am in awe of the Almighty God truly present through the hands of the priest. Oh, God, I love You. If you would ever take away the gift of the Mass, of the Eucharist, I would be in such suffering. Oh, this gift I love so much. I live each day to attend the Mass and receive the Eucharist. I am yearning for this. My whole day is centered around the Mass, and my reception of the Holy Eucharist. Oh I love Him, my beloved, in the Eucharist. I see this merger between Our Divine Lord and the priest and I love God so much.

God comes to me in the hands of a man, but I see this immense merger in every action of the priest, in every word between him and Jesus. It is a place I go to in the Mass, a place as heaven to me.

The Mass starts and my soul is filled with such love of God, and I long for Him so much to unite and be one with Him. This place I know, as no other on the earth, a place with intense presence of God, flowing from the priest to me. I love Him, my God, so much. So much of this love has come from attending the Mass, celebrated by a holy priest, one who has consecrated his heart to Jesus and Mary and has a very deep union with Christ.

My heart burns for this Mass. When he, His holy priest, celebrates Mass, I see this merger between Our Divine Lord and the priest and I love God so much. The Sacraments are special encounters with Christ to give divine life.

Oh life, Oh, divine life, Oh, fountain of His divine life that flows through the hands of a holy priest! I long, I thirst, I want this great gift given from God.

He shares His life with me and I know Him.

I have developed this immense love affair with My God through the hands of a holy priest celebrating Mass and through adoration before the tabernacle.

I fell in love with Jesus in these most intimate moments in the Mass, especially after Communion when He gives Himself to me.

I fell in love with my precious One as He remained hidden behind the tabernacle, but oh, His presence and His life! He poured out His life to me and I fell in love with my Divine God.

Oh, how to write, for to write is to limit this great gift of God Himself to a paper and pen, and it is nothing as how it truly is.

Oh, I want Him so much. I want these precious moments in the Mass when I encounter Christ so vividly as He gives Himself to me.

How Our Lord is treated, and He gives us Himself and He gives us His love!

Oh, the Mass, from the beginning to the end, I love it so much. I long for the Mass. I want to be there and I pray for the greatest grace to unite so deeply with Our Lord.

Why are there not more vocations, with such a great honor God gives to his priest?

Being a priest is the greatest honor God gives to a man. God gives a man the power to change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.

God gives to a priest the power to Baptize, to elevate a human nature to one in which the person shares divine life.

God gives to a priest the power to take away sins, which makes the difference to a soul dead in sin.

God gives such power to a priest, such a great gift given to a priest.

Why are not more young men priests?

Many priests do not realize the great gift that God gives them.

I sit in the pew and I am fed by Christ, Who celebrates the Mass through the priest. I am taken into ecstasy as I see the priest merge with Christ and feel Christ celebrating the Mass through the priest.

Oh, I am fed. Oh, I am so sensitive to every gesture, every way he speaks the Word of God. I feel Christ speak to me as the priest reads the Gospel. The Word feeds me. The words spoken by a holy priest penetrate my heart and my soul. It is as a two-edged sword. I feel all the words in my being, every word in the depth of my soul.

I love God so much and I love the priest. I love the Eucharist. I love the hands that give my God to me. The Mass is the greatest gift of God's love!

So why are there not vocations? The priest must give himself in consecration to Jesus and Mary to be so one with Christ.

When the priest is in love with Jesus with his whole heart, his whole mind and his whole soul, the man being called to the priesthood will see the great honor it is to be a priest and men will flock to the seminary. The modeling isn't there.

Oh, priests wear your priesthood proudly. You are given the greatest honor bestowed to a man-the title of a priest!

The priest must love God with a burning heart and love his people with the Heart of Jesus.

It is powerful to be loved by the priest in the Mass. The priest must love his flock, that he would die for them. He must love Christ so much he gives himself totally to Him and holds nothing back.

Love is giving. The priest must give himself completely to God to have proper union with Him.

Oh, how the Mass unites us in one body, in the Body of Christ. I become one in Him. You become one in Him. We are one body in Him. His life flows through His body, the Church.

Oh, fountain of life, the Church - flowing on God's people. His abundant grace flows through the Mass.

Life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through the heart of Mary, to us.

We are one body. The life flows through us. It feeds us and makes us whole.

His life flows in His Church through the Mass and the Sacraments. Oh, God, protect what your right hand has planted.

Ps. 80:14-18:

God Sabaoth, come back, we pray,
look down from heaven and see,
visit this vine;
protect what your own hand has planted.
They have thrown it on the fire like dung,
the frown of your rebuke will destroy them.
May your hand protect those at your side,
the child of Adam you have strengthened for yourself!
Never again will we turn away from you,
give us life and we will call upon your name.

Jn. 15:5-6:

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is thrown away like a branch
-and withers;
these branches are collected
and thrown on the fire
and are burnt.

God is the vine, we are the branches. We need His life or we wither and die.

The people feast copiously on His divine life abundantly flowing through the hands of the holy priest in the Mass.

His life flows as a fountain on His holy people.

The priest is like the opening through which this spring pours forth.

When a priest has given his heart to Mary, this divine life flows as a shower through her Immaculate Heart, watering the earth with His glistening grace.

Oh, how abundantly doth your grace flow, Lord.

It will flow in proportion to our giving ourselves to Jesus and Mary.

At Fatima Mary told Jacinta: "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."1

  1. Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven [Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983], pp. 9-10. [The words in brackets are added for clarification].




26 de Diciembre de 1996

El Sacerdote y la Misa


     Conozco esta mística unión con Cristo a través del sacerdote santo.

     Es ahí, en la Misa, donde me encuentro con Jesús.  Lo conozco muy  íntimamente.

     Es a través de las manos de los sacerdotes santos , los que están consagrados a los Corazones de Jesús y María, que recibimos una inmensa derrama de la gracia de Dios, su vida divina.

     Oh, no sólo a través de los sacerdotes santos ; la vida de Dios fluye a través de cualquier sacerdote.

     Oh, pero cuando un sacerdote es muy santo, en su unidad con Cristo, la gracia fluye y fluye.

     El estar en una Misa en donde el sacerdote está profundamente unido con Cristo, es estar en una Misa en donde siento verdaderamente la presencia de Cristo en el sacerdote.  En toda Misa, estoy muy consciente de que es Cristo el que la celebra por medio del sacerdote.  Pero cuando un sacerdote muy santo celebra la Misa, siento ahí una presencia inmensa de Cristo.  Siento la corriente de su gracia y mi corazón se conmueve profundamente y lloro por esta inmensa presencia de Dios.  Estoy admirada.  Yo me uno a Jesús en cada movimiento del sacerdote, en cada palabra, cuando el sacerdote está muy  unido a Cristo.  Siento a Cristo tan vivo en él.  Cada gesto, cada palabra que se dice, es como si Cristo está presente ofreciendo el sacrificio y me alimento con su vida divina.

     Amo tanto a Dios.  A través de las manos de los sacerdotes más santos , caigo en éxtasis en la Misa porque estoy tan envuelta en su amor divino.

     Oh, quiero tanto a Dios.  Anhelo por esta intensa unidad que recibo en la Misa, cuando recibo a Cristo en la Eucaristía.  Mi corazón arde por recibir a mi Rey Divino.

     Veo las manos, las manos de un hombre, un sacerdote, y veo a Cristo en el sacerdote celebrando la Misa.  Oh, la unión de Cristo y el sacerdote en este Santo Sacrificio es algo que me transporta a las alturas del cielo.

     Estoy admirada del Dios omnipotente que está verdaderamente presente a través de las manos del sacerdote.  Oh Dios, te amo.  Si tú quitaras el regalo de la Misa y la Eucaristía, yo sufriría mucho.  Oh, amo tanto este regalo.  Yo vivo cada día para asistir a Misa y recibir la Eucaristía.  Ansío por ésto.  Mi día entero se centra en la Misa y en mi recepción de la Santa Eucaristía.  Oh lo amo, a mi amado, en la Eucaristía.  Yo veo esta fusión entre Nuestro Divino Señor y el sacerdote y amo tanto a Dios.

     Dios viene a mí en las manos de un hombre, pero veo esta inmensa fusión en cada acción del sacerdote, en cada palabra entre él y Jesús.  En Misa voy a un lugar, un lugar que para mí es como el cielo.

     La Misa comienza y mi alma se llena de gran amor a Dios,  y deseo tanto unirme y ser uno con él.  Yo conozco este lugar, como ningún otro en la tierra, un lugar que contiene una inmensa presencia de Dios, que fluye del sacerdote hacia mí.  Amo tanto a mi Dios.  Mucho de este amor ha venido por asistir a la Misa, celebrada por un sacerdote santo, uno que ha consagrado su corazón a Jesús y María y tiene una unión muy profunda con Cristo.

     Mi corazón arde por esta Misa.  Cuando él, el sacerdote santo de Dios, celebra la Misa, veo esta fusión entre Nuestro Divino Señor y el sacerdote y amo tanto a Dios.  Los Sacramentos son encuentros especiales con Cristo para dar vida divina.

     ¡Oh vida, Oh, vida divina, Oh, fuente de la vida divina de Cristo que fluye a través de las manos de un sacerdote santo!  Yo anhelo, tengo sed, quiero este gran regalo dado de Dios.

     Cristo comparte su vida conmigo y lo conozco.

     He desarrollado esta gran relación de amor con Mi Dios a través de las manos de un sacerdote santo celebrando la Misa y por la adoración ante el sagrario.

     Me enamoré de Jesús en estos momentos más íntimos en la Misa, especialmente después de la Comunión cuando él se entrega a mí.

     Me enamoré de mi precioso Jesús mientras él permanecía oculto en el sagrario, oh pero, ¡su presencia y su vida!  El derramó su vida hacia mí y me enamoré de mi Dios Divino.

     Oh, cómo escribir, porque el escribir es limitar este gran regalo de Dios mismo a un papel y una pluma  y eso no es nada comparado a lo que es en realidad.

     Oh,  quiero tanto a Jesús.  Quiero estos preciosos momentos en la Misa cuando me encuentro tan vivamente con Cristo al entregarse a mí.

     ¡Cómo se le trata a Nuestro Señor y él se entrega a nosotros y nos da su amor!

     Oh la Misa, la amo tanto de principio a fin.  Anhelo la Misa.  Quiero estar ahí y pido la mayor gracia para unirme muy profundamente a Nuestro Señor.

     ¿Por qué no hay más vocaciones, con ese honor tan grande que Dios les da a su sacerdotes?

     Ser sacerdote es el honor más grande que Dios le concede a un hombre.  Dios le da al hombre el poder de convertir el pan y el vino en el Cuerpo y en la Sangre de Cristo.

     Dios le da al sacerdote el poder de Bautizar, de elevar una naturaleza humana hacia una en la cual la persona participa de la vida divina.

     Dios le da al sacerdote el poder para perdonar los pecados, lo que hace la diferencia para una alma muerta en pecado.

     Dios le da semejante poder al sacerdote, grandioso regalo le ha sido dado al sacerdote.

     ¿Por qué no hay más jóvenes sacerdotes?

     Muchos sacerdotes no se dan cuenta del gran regalo que Dios les da.

     Me siento en la banca de la iglesia y soy alimentada por Cristo, quien celebra la Misa por medio del sacerdote.  Entro en éxtasis al ver al sacerdote fusionarse con Cristo y siento a Cristo celebrando la Misa a través del sacerdote.

     Oh, soy alimentada.  Oh, soy tan susceptible a cada gesto, a la manera  en que el sacerdote pronuncia la Palabra de Dios.  Yo siento a Cristo hablarme mientras el sacerdote lee las escrituras.  La Palabra me alimenta.  Las palabras dichas por un sacerdote santo penetran en mi corazón y en mi alma .  Es como una espada de dos filos.  Siento todas las palabras en mi ser, cada palabra en lo más hondo de mi ser.

     Amo mucho a Dios y amo al sacerdote.  Amo la Eucaristía.  Amo las manos que me dan a mi Dios.  ¡La Misa es el regalo más grande del amor de Dios!

     ¿Entonces por qué no hay vocaciones?  El sacerdote debe entregarse en la consagración a Jesús y María para estar muy unido con Cristo.

     Cuando el sacerdote ame a Jesús con todo su corazón, con toda su mente y con toda su alma , el hombre que está siendo llamado al sacerdocio verá el gran honor que es ser un sacerdote y los hombres se congregarán en el seminario. 

     ¡Oh sacerdotes lleven su sacerdocio con orgullo!  A ustedes se les ha dado el honor más grande otorgado a un hombre - el título de sacerdote! 

     El sacerdote debe amar a Dios con un corazón ardiente y amar a su gente con el Corazón de Jesús.

     Es maravilloso ser amados por el sacerdote en la Misa.  El sacerdote debe amar su rebaño, a tal grado que moriría por ellos.  Debe amar tanto a Cristo que se entrega totalmente a él sin reservas.

     Amor es dar.  El sacerdote debe entregarse totalmente a Dios para tener una unión apropiada con él.

     Oh,  cuánto nos une la Misa en un solo cuerpo, en el Cuerpo de Cristo.  Yo me hago uno en él.  Usted se hace uno en él.  Somos un cuerpo en él.  Su vida fluye a través de su cuerpo, la Iglesia.

     Oh, fuente de vida, la Iglesia - fluyendo sobre el pueblo de Dios.  Su abundante gracia fluye a través de la Misa.

     La vida fluye del padre, en el Espíritu Santo , a través del Corazón traspasado de Jesús, por medio del corazón de María, a nosotros.

     Nosotros somos un cuerpo.  La vida fluye a través de nosotros.  Nos alimenta y nos hace íntegros.    

     La vida de Dios fluye en su Iglesia por medio de la Misa y los Sacramentos.

Oh, Dios, protege lo que tu mano derecha ha plantado.

Sal. 80:14-18:

       ¡Oh Dios Sabaot, es hora de que regreses;
mira de lo alto
del cielo y contempla,
visita esta viña
y protégela, ya que tu derecha la plantó!
Los que le prendieron fuego
como basura,
que perezcan al reproche de tu mirada.
Que tu mano apoye al hombre que hace tus obras,
al hijo
del hombre que has hecho fuerte para ti.
       Ya no nos apartaremos más de ti,
nos harás revivir y tu nombre invocaremos.


Jn. 15:5-6:

      Yo soy la vid
       y ustedes las ramas.
       El que permanece en mí y yo en él,
ése da mucho fruto,
pero sin mí no pueden hacer nada.
Al que no permanece en mí
lo tiran
—y se seca;

como las ramas, que las amontonan,
se echan al fuego
y se queman.

     Dios es la viña, nosotros somos las ramas.  Necesitamos su vida o nos secaremos y moriremos.

     La gente celebra copiosamente la vida divina de Dios que fluye abundantemente a través de las manos del sacerdote santo en la Misa.

     La vida de Dios fluye como una fuente sobre su pueblo santo.

     El sacerdote es como la abertura por la cual esta fuente se derrama. 

     Cuando un sacerdote ha entregado su corazón a María, esta vida divina fluye como una regadera a través de su Inmaculado Corazón, bañando la tierra con la gracia resplandeciente de Cristo.

     Oh, qué abundantemente fluye tu gracia, Señor.

     Esta fluirá en proporción a nuestra entrega a Jesús y María.

     En Fátima María le dijo a Jacinta:  "Di a todos que Dios concede gracias a través del Inmaculado Corazón de María.  Diles que pidan gracia de ella y que el Corazón de Jesús desea ser venerado junto con el Inmaculado Corazón de María."







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