January 15, 2019
January 16th Holy Spirit Novena
The Novena Rosary
Please pray for Jim, Dan, Fr. Mike, Mary.
Prayer for Grace for our Country
Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our president and leaders. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.
January 15, 2019 - Fr. Carter's Birthday
Through Him, With Him, In Him
R. In the Church Paul and Luke
Look at Jesus, He hung on the
cross, blood coming out of His
mouth for those who hurt others
for their own anger and darkness
inside and refuse healing through
love and grace and forgiveness
and trained others God may send to them
to help them to learn to trust and
love and live life in God as He
It can be so much pain inside
and darkness – so when a person
takes control, begins conflict
and chaos they can be like
one numbing their pain with
alcohol – starting drama and
chaos, can take them out of
the dark, victim role of their
past and now they are in charge
getting their power back once
lost in childhood and acting out
unfinished business, survival
tactics of pouting and division
trying to get attention –
filled with anger, hatred
and hurt from the past and
being hateful now to others
to deal with their pain.
Love heals. Jesus died on
the cross to pay for our sins.
God is a just judge – He will
judge justly –
God commands us to love.
The Shepherds of Christ Movement is
to teach people to be united in love, in
the Mass, in the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary to bring the Era of Peace
in the world.
God gives us Himself, truly
present in the Eucharist. What
a gift – He is present in the
Eucharist – no less present
then when He walked the earth –
God calls us to love –
We are to respond in love –
Love doesn't force – it gives
freely from a heart wanting
to love – to give – to be
like Jesus –
God is so good to us to give us
the Church in China with
24 hour adoration –
and the Center in Florida
where Mary appeared.
All 5ths - Our Lady of Clearwater Florida
November 5, 2003
December 5, 2003
R. God is love –
God created us in His
image and likeness
Anger at our brothers because
we are full of past anger
is a sin –
God commands us to
Fr. Carter says being unloving
is a sin.
Abuse, trauma from a person's past
life of childhood must be healed.
If a person has pain, they become
self-focused, like a person with a severe
tooth-ache – they cannot seem to focus
on anything, but the pain.
A person can live in a state of mind
making victims of innocent others because
of survival tactics they used in dysfunctional
homes of abuse, unmet needs, false promises,
childhood traumas and disrespect to them.
Children have needs of security, love, faithfulness
of parents and caregivers. Because of
dysfunction of the parents and caregivers
children can have life-long wounds they
suffered. They need to be healed.
These unmet needs, old survival behaviors,
insecurities, lack of trust can be hidden
in some and cause much trauma, lies,
games in adult life. The scenario of darkness
and rebellion – seeking power can take an
adult in darkness to a place of being on top,
power, tricks, to be free of the darkness
and woundedness that needs to be looked
at and healed.
If they keep busy then they can keep ignoring
their wounds, but if a lull comes, they are
back to their creating chaos and confusion
not to face what is inside of them they have
denied their whole life and needs healing.
They can have a false power like the drug
user or alcoholic that numbs the pain
deep inside when using and then wants power,
drama, chaos because they have a false
courage over the impending sadness, lack
of intimacy with others, and lack of connection,
trust and unity God intends. It can be
automatic that they begin chaos and confusion,
like one who drinks numbing pain, if there is
a chance of disappointment, fear of others,
unity, trust, communication or heaven forbid
anyone know the life of insecurity and sadness
they feel and tell themselves they need
If a person wants to live – really live – they must
be truthful about themselves, what is going on
in their heart, working with others, learning
in relationships about giving and taking
and trusting. As we trust and learn to trust
God more – it helps us trust, trustworthy
others more and visa-versa, as we trust
good friends more it helps us grow in
our trust in God.
God intends us to work with each
other – giving and taking. He intends us
to love. He is love. A person who refuses
to let go because they are walled in - inside,
cannot give away what they don't have.
A deacon at Church gave a wonderful
homily – A man was asked to play the piano,
He didn't know how – so he said
"I don't know how"
The first man asked him
"Did you ever try to play – how do you
know you can't play"
When my brother Father Joe asked me to play
the piano at a wedding I was so afraid. I had
a Masters in Math and I was afraid to teach
college. I had to force myself to do it, I had
to try it – I had to take an oral exam to get
my Masters – the first time I was so afraid
I couldn't think – I had to come back and
take it again and I passed.
God has a plan for us – He commands
us to love – He is love – He wants us to walk
hand-in-hand and work and trust people
He put in our lives.
We will be judged by God on how we
If a person thinks it's normal to
be divided and pick out an enemy in
their life so they can act out unfinished
business of insecurity and anger
from their past – they need to be healed
to have personal relationships with
God and others – It is God's will we
obey His will and love –
It's not a way of life at all to disobey
the Author of life and punish others
with our search for power to feel
false power for insecurity we know
is looming at every second in us –
so we compensate by letting satan
use us to make confusion, chaos,
Haven't the writings in the Word
shown us how men cannot win
when they sin for power and control
to feed their insecurity and lack of love
for themselves as God intends.
Division, anger, blame of innocent
others, gaming, controlling is wrong
and sinful – displeasing to God who
commands us to love and died for
I had a vision of Jesus, with blood
coming from the corner of His mouth
as He hung on the cross paying for
Living in a life of darkness, games,
anger, independence where a person
does not trust or love anyone can
leave their lives shattered and
numb as they created situations
to numb the pain or have false
power and make chaos and drama,
games, to divert the way they
live in a prison inside themselves.
Are you prepared to heal from
these traumas and survival tactics,
pain for why somebody wants to
escape the darkness and have
false power over others –
Control, drama, abuse –
God has given us the
He loves us –
He gives us His Law
God gives us a sharing
in His life in
He gives us His
grace when we
ask for grace –
He is the Divine Healer –
He fills us with love –
He opens the supernatural life to
us in baptism –
and gives us the supernatural
virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Virtues are good habits –
"First to thine own self be true"
The deadly sins are vices or bad habits –
There is a default on the computer –
In dysfunctional lives – the default
can be bad habits – survival behavior,
when one is sad or bored –
when somebody doesn't want others around
or they don't want to co-operate –
"they will not serve"
so they sabotage the situation
to get their way
with games and traps –
Jesus: Trauma in your past life needs to be healed.
Taking the pain in one's wounded heart
and ignoring it while you create
a diversion for power-over is
wrong – creating chaos, division,
I operate in structure, in authority.
I am love –
Anger directed at innocent others is wrong.
Passive-aggressive tactics used is sneaky
My Movement is a Movement of hope
I intend men to have joy in their hearts,
the more they grow in the spiritual
life in Me.
Lack of co-operation with others
I send to do My work displeases Me –
I want holiness and love in your
lives, I died for you, I died for your
sins, I love you.
I created religious orders to help people
to grow in holiness, unity and love.
The devil sneaks in the darkness.
The devil can taunt a person day and night
and because of your woundedness,
pride, anger, envy, jealousy –
he gets in. You are to work in
love and unity, not treating those in
your life like enemies.
With the devil when he gets in there is
no real peace, there is chaos
and drama, confusion, willfulness,
division, lack of unity and obedience
to My Father's will –
lack of productivity while you
waste My precious time given
to you from God to do evil.
Some love evil, like the games –
love evil more than God.
When do you sacrifice, admit your
sins to have a clean conscience.
Some do not love themselves and
live their whole lives trying
to prove this attitude is
okay and trying to force it on others.
Life in darkness is prison.
Making a mockery out of My message
of love and unity.
No growth can happen in men's
hearts when their rule is the
deadly sins – they become more
angry, more divided – tearing
down their own lives and growing
in greater darkness.
Hearts traumatized in youth need
healing – it doesn't go away –
like an abscessed tooth –
My Word is peace and love and leads
to unity when obeyed –
not division and disobedience.
The devil is at battle with the children
of light – He is envious of them.
He hates God.
Why would someone ignore God and
wage war on their own future –
tearing down your own life –
creating chaos makes you sad –
I did not want a world in the grip
of division, sadness and anger –
I call you to love that does not dishonor –
I call you to love that does not seek itself!
I call you to love that trusts and hopes
and endures all things for God.
Love is not vengeance –
false power or hatred –
Love is like My Heart – Kind
Love is accountable for one's actions.
Why do you persecute God!
What you do to others – you
do to Me –
Admit the harm you have done to others –
Confess your sins –
Be of a clean heart and soul –
Know your weaknesses –
Ask to be forgiven –
What you do to others, you do to Me –
A man does not seek darkness if
He knows Me –
I am the Light of the World –
I am the Light of Life –
In Me is peace in your hearts –
not darkness and division and
anger and hate –
not turmoil or seeking dominance for
dominance sake –
starting drama for attention for a
diversion to your own dark hearts –
seeking power so you feel raised
up in your insecure feelings
and your sins you fail to admit.
Power for relief!
You can be a slave to satan –
a prisoner of your own self
for power you seek –
false power to escape your
interior insecure prison –
Woundedness needs healing!
I was slaughtered for your sins.
St. Paul was imprisoned, beaten to
give you the Word –
Martyrs gave their lives to bring
you what you have today
in the Church –
I have called you to care for others
Not to try to be a ruler over
1 Corinthians 15: 20-28
In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first-fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
January 14, 2019
R. Luke, Paul suffered for the building
of the Church –
They were beaten –
Believers of Jesus burned
fed to animals
They suffered so to give us the
writings we have today –
Children lost their parents –
Whippings, beatings, imprisonment –
they were filled with courage for God.
They did what they did enduring the
suffering because of their faith
in Jesus Christ – they were called –
Every bone hurt, from beatings and
The Apostles worked hard –
Disciples suffered for Christ –
Titus and Timothy spread the Word.
Everything they did was to serve Christ,
to spread the Good News –
They worked as one community suffering
living for Christ –
Children suffered so –
They fought for Christ – bringing His
message to us today –
To spread the truth –
To inspire their faith –
Paul to continue his writings for
children and families and
communities to come –
Christ alive in them – in their
sacrifices to spread the
Paul writing for us today –
Christianity was forbidden –
They fought for Christ –
They fought fearlessly –
Among beatings and imprisonment –
Jesus: When there is trauma in your past
that needs healing, a person can operate
in anger, passive-aggressive ways,
that can tear one's life apart and leave
them numb as they deny the truth.
When a person has a toothache they
can become so self-focused in that
A person with pain deep from the
past inside in sad memories
can start other things so they
can get relief from the darkness
Like an alcoholic, drug addict,
food addict can use, drink,
eat to excess because they want
to avoid the pain inside of
the woundedness of trauma,
abuse, unhappiness etc. –
A person hating something
else can use drink, food,
abuse, seeking power, drama,
acting out – so then they are
relieved of what is dark inside
them – they are in control –
they have courage – they raise
above, in a false way, above
The wounds of the past
that act like walls to future
love and life need healing. It
can be called "gaming" – where
a person makes games out of
things others need to get power,
attention, drama etc.
My Movement is given to help
in the renewal of the Church
and the world. It is to help in
the completion of Mary's message
at Fatima. Mary is the Queen
of Peace. This Movement exists
to help bring the Era of Peace
the Reign of My Heart and
Triumph of Mary's Immaculate
Heart. This Movement is a
Movement of hope and victory,
praying for the priests, the
Church and the world, centered
in consecration to Our Two Hearts.
A person that is wounded and full
of anger from their past and denying
it can seek power, control and
attention to numb the past they
feel inside, the pain inside
and forget their sadness.
St. Augustine stole pears and
realized he liked stealing –
that is why he did it.
A person can enjoy evil and getting
away with it – loving evil,
hating joy, unity etc.
A person can live divided in their
hearts their whole life and
division – having a victim-complex
of division is what is normal
to them – so they work for division
they can get away with – while
they hide it from
others they don't want to know
the truth about them – HYPOCRITES
Anger is a deadly sin –
Pride is a deadly sin –
Envy acted out on others is
a deadly sin –
And when you give into the
deadly sins you become darker
Jesus: How can you give love to
others when you refuse
to love – You can't
give away what you
don't have –
This Valentine's Day –
Give the Blue Books –
I want to be the
love of your life
You were created for love –
I died for your sins –
Be thankful for the gifts
you are given –
Many parents suffered at
the hands of their
who were working
out getting along with
their partner and
Genesis 3: 16-24
To the woman he said:
I shall give you intense pain
you will give birth to your children
Your yearning will be for your husband,
and he will dominate you.
To the man he said, ‘Because you listened to the voice of your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat,
Accursed be the soil because of you!
Painfully will you get your food from it
as long as you live.
It will yield you brambles and thistles,
as you eat the produce of the land.
By the sweat of your face
will you earn your food,
until you return to the ground,
as you were taken from it.
For dust you are
and to dust you shall return.’
The man named his wife ‘Eve’ because she was the mother of all those who live. Yahweh God made tunics of skins for the man and his wife and clothed them. Then Yahweh God said, ‘Now that the man has become like one of us in knowing good from evil, he must not be allowed to reach out his hand and pick from the tree of life too, and eat and live for ever!’ So Yahweh God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he had been taken. He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the great winged creatures and the fiery flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life
Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.
SIX The Christian and Sin
We should not have a sin-centered mentality. Christ wants us to focus our attention on the positive aspects of the Christian existence. Still, we should not minimize the existence of sin and the part each of us has contributed to the sinfulness of the world. Anyone who tends to doubt the enormous dimension of sin throughout man's history has only to read scripture to be reminded of the truth. Every age has been hauntered by sin's presence, our own being no exception. Some say that the modern world is not conscious of sin, but this observation does not seem to be entirely true. Modern man has articulated his consciousness of sin very noticeably through contemporary literature, philosophy and theology.
To be realistic, then, each of us must be properly conscious of sin, of our own sinfulness, of the fact that sin constitutes one of the major obstacles to the proper growth of the Christian life.
The Nature of Sin
What is the nature of sin? Contemporary theology emphasizes that sin is not primarily a violation of a law, but a disruption of personal relationships. Sin is a refusal to love. Serious sin is a radical refusal to love. Venial sin is a partial refusal to love.
The most obvious personal relationship that is affected by sin is that between God and the sinner. In sinning a man fails, to a lesser or greater degree, to accept God's loving gift of Himself. He fails also to respond with his own gift of love. In serious sin man refuses intimate friendship with God. In venial sin he dulls the ardor of that friendship. Man, in so far as he sins, maintains that he does not want his life to be directed by the loving hand of his heavenly Father. He wants to be a law for himself; he wants to be the one who decides what is good for himself and what is not. Schoonenberg observes: "Especially in the prophets sin is an aversion from and an unfaithfulness to Yahweh himself; hence it is placed in the heart rather than in the wrong deed. We see that aversion, that rebelliousness, that lack of faith which precede the act of transgressing the Law already in the story of the sin in paradise, where it is presented as the wish of possessing autonomously the knowledge of good and evil, of being independently the Law unto oneself. . .”1
As we sin and fail to love God, we close in upon ourselves. We prevent a further growth in openness to transcendence, to God and to His grace. We block off the source of our only real self-development and fulfillment. To the extent that we close in upon ourselves in sin, to that extent we feel the misery of sin. This misery of spiritual "self-enclosedness" is a faint participation in the essential pain of hell. The damned are eternally and completely closed in upon themselves, completely deprived of God and other personal relationships. This, then, is hell – the damned really experiencing no one but themselves. Hell is God's ratification of the choice which the unrepentant serious sinner has himself made. This choice is one of radical self-isolation.
Sin is primarily a refusal to love God, a refusal to be loved by Him, to be guided by Him. In sinning, man seeks for a false fulfillment, and therefore actually becomes impoverished. The great St. Augustine puts it this way: "For when the soul loves its own power, it slips from the common whole to its own particular part. Had it followed God as its ruler in the universal creature, it could have been most excellently governed by His laws. But in that apostatizing pride, which is called 'the beginning of sin', it sought for something more that the whole; and while it struggled to govern by its own laws, it was thrust into caring for a part, since there is nothing more than the whole; and so by desiring something more, it becomes less. . .”2
Yes, sin is an act disruptive of one's relationship with God. But sin has other dimensions also. It is a refusal to love other men as we should. For the Christian, sin is an offense against the covenant life of the People of God. In some way the sinfulness of the individual Christian makes itself felt in the corporate body which is the Church. The Christian, in sinning, is failing to love the corporate good of the People of God. He is failing to contribute his share to the progressive maturation in Christ of the total Christian community. The Christian in his sin becomes a burden to the People of God.
Sin also is an obvious refusal to love others in those instances when one directly harms others through his transgression. So many sins come under this category: theft, all forms of uncharity, social injustice, scandal, detraction. Furthermore, not only does one man often sin against another, but he frequently leads another into sin. In God's plan man is supposed to help his neighbor achieve his temporal and eternal happiness, but how often, even among Christians, the opposite is true. Not to make a positive contribution to the true growth of others is failure enough, but to be a positive hindrance is a far greater evil.
There is still another way in which the sinner refuses love to his fellowmen; when man sins he makes his contribution to the "sin of the world.”3 He thus adds to that huge, negative weight, nourished by the sins of the centuries, a weight which is always trying to draw man away from his God-given destiny. This mass of sinful ugliness, this "sin of the world," always has its considerable influence, but at times its hideousness makes itself especially manifest. The great race riots which have tragically risen up recently in various parts of the United States are examples of these special manifestations of the "sin of the world." Such events are not isolated instances of sins connected with race. In back of such tragedies there is a long history of grave social and racial sins, of seething hatred of white for black, and black for white. Such accumulated sinfulness in regard to race is part of the "sin of the world."
There are many other examples of these special manifestations of the "sin of the world." There are the world wars and the lesser wars, with their share of unbelievable accounts of the hatred which man can impose upon his fellowman. There are the histories of the various crime syndicates throughout the world with all their blatant categories of human degradation – narcotics, prostitution, terrorization and the rest. There are the sins of colonialism and the sins of communism.
The "sin of the world" with its stark and bold manifestations is a sickening reality. But a reality it is. And each man's sinfulness adds a little to this universal world sin. Each man's sinfulness contributes to sin's divisiveness. Man is intended to help Christ progressively unify all creation more and more into Himself. When man sins, he contributes to the disruptive and disunifying force of the "sin of the world."
Sin, then, because it is a failure to love God, man and the world, is selfishness. Sin seems to offer some sort of happiness, or advantage, or fulfillment. But this is a delusion. Sin can accomplish none of these things, because man's only real happiness and fulfillment comes from his authentic relationship in love with God, his fellowman and the rest of creation. Sin works against all these relationships.
Sin is so hard to understand because it is an absurdity. But if we are to grow properly in the Christian life, we must have some basic realization of what sin is, and of God's attitude towards sin and the sinner. Our best source for such a mature realization is given to us in the crucified Christ. In this figure we can know all the Father wants us to comprehend concerning sin. First of all, Christ crucified tells us very starkly of the overwhelming heinousness of sin. We know that sin is overwhelmingly evil because it alone could nail Incarnate Goodness to the cross. Secondly, Christ crucified speaks to us concerning the justice of God. God's justice does ask satisfaction for sin – yes, even that satisfaction which is the death of His Son. Thirdly, and very importantly for us poor sinners, the crucified Christ speaks to us unmistakably and overwhelmingly of the Father's great love and mercy towards us. Because of this love and mercy we can be so positive about human existence, for great as is the power of sin, the love and mercy of the Father, incarnated in His Son, is infinitely greater. This is our peace and consolation.
God's love and mercy moves the sinner toward repentance, and when the sinner repents, God's love changes him. In Isaiah the prophet we read: " 'Come now, let us talk this over, says Yahweh. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.' " (Is 1:18).
Included in our sorrow for sin is a resolve to take the proper means and precautions to avoid sin in the future. One of the reasons we fall into the same sins with the same frequency is that we tend often enough not to go to the root causes of our failures, and, consequently, we often fail to apply the more efficacious remedies. All this not to say that we should become morbidly introspective in looking at sinfulness. However, without succumbing to this type of introspection, we all must allow for appropriate self-examination and self-knowledge.
Part of this self-examination and self-knowledge includes the manner in which I handle temptation in my life. The proper attitude toward temptation lies between two extremes. The person at one extreme is overly fearful of temptation, concentrates too much on avoiding it, and can even tend to equate temptation with sin. Such an attitude toward temptation breeds a negative mentality toward the Christian life, and detracts from the peace, joy and happiness which Christ wants us to experience.
The opposite attitude is that which is careless towards temptation. To take reasonable and grace-inspired precautions against temptation is not to be negativistic, but realistic. It is to realize that I am a sinner, and that there are various ways by which I can be led to sin. I cannot avoid all temptations, but out of loyalty to Christ, man and the world, I should not recklessly bring temptation upon myself.
Despite our best efforts there will always be some sin in our lives, unless God were to give extraordinary graces. There is only one human person, as far as our certain knowledge goes, who has been preserved from all sin. This person is Christ's mother, Mary. Let us remember this very important point, however. The Church's teaching that we cannot avoid all venial sin without a very special assistance from God refers to semi-deliberate venial sin. With God's ordinary graces we can avoid all fully deliberate sin, both serious and venial. It is this fully deliberate sin which is such an obstacle to our proper growth in the Christian life. Finally, let us remember that as we grow in Christ, even the number of semi-deliberate sins become fewer.
The Sacrament of Penance
All of us are sinners, and God in His mercy has made special provision for this fact. He has given us the sacrament of penance. It is fitting – in fact necessary as regards serious sin – that the Christian incarnate his sorrow for sin through this sacrament. This is in keeping with the incarnational and sacramental dimensions of our life of grace. These dimensions impel us to exteriorize or incarnate our interior life of grace. The central focus for such exteriorization is the Mass and the sacraments. This exteriorization satisfies both our corporeal and social nature.
As regards this social aspect of grace-life exteriorization, the Christian must always remember that he is a member of the new covenant, he is a member of a community. In sinning he has not only failed to love God, he has also sinned against the Christian community, and against man in general. As he expresses his sorrow for sin to God in the sacrament of penance, the Christian also gives expression to this communal aspect of his Christianity, because the sacraments have a very definite communal dimension. They are the sacraments of a community, the People of God. Through the sacrament of penance, therefore, the Christian expresses his sorrow to God in community and he likewise receives God's forgiveness in community.
Certain contemporary practices which strive to bring forth more fully the communal aspect of the sacrament of penance are to be highly recommended.4 The practices we speak of are those in which there is a preparation for private confession and absolution through communal readings, prayer and examination of conscience.
What about the frequency of receiving the sacrament of penance? Some in the Church today seem to be questioning the value of frequent confessions of devotion, that is, confessions which are not necessary because there is no serious sin. What is the truth of the matter? First of all, it must be admitted that in the early Church this sacrament was administered much less frequently that it is today. Gradually, the practice of frequent confession inserted itself more and more into the life of the Church. It is difficult not to admit that such a practice has taken root under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Frequent confession, although not necessary, has various values. Rahner, in his usual penetrating manner, gives a contemporary description of the value of frequent confession of devotion.5 The new Dutch catechism puts it very simply: "Some Catholics have the habit of receiving the sacrament frequently. If this is the result of anxieties, it is not advisable. But if it is due to a desire to meet Christ as the Lord who forgives, frequent confession can be a very evangelical practice."6
In conclusion, we remind ourselves that the struggle against sin is part of the Christian participation in Christ's death-resurrection. In baptism we die to sin and rise to a newness of life. We are constantly living out one aspect of our baptism, then, through our continual resistance to the forces of sin. As with all elements of our Christian existence, such an effort requires motivation. We can use a variety of motives, of course, but all of them ultimately will be centered in Christ. To grow in the realization of what sin has cost Christ is to grow in the determination to avoid sin. To permeate such determination with love of Christ is to respond to Him who has loved us first: "The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake." (Ga 2:20).
1. P. Schoonenberg, Man and Sin (Notre Dame, Indiana: Fides, 1965), p. 8.
2. St. Augustine, The Trinity, Bk. 12, Ch. 14 (Washington: Fathers of the Church, 1963), p. 356.
3. For one description of the "sin of the world", see Schoonenberg, Op. cit., pp. 98-123.
4. One description of such services is given by A. M. Roguet, O.P., "Les celebrations communautaires de la penitence" in Vie spirituelle, 116 (1967), pp. 188-202.
5. Cf. Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), pp. 177-189.
6. A New Catechism (New York: Herder & Herder, 1967), p. 459.
GivenOctober 29, 2016
Please spread blessed holy water
(You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
in your yard, around your house,
in the state you live in.
And ask God to bless your state
Ask God to bless the United States
Pray all prayers through the intercession of
Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.
Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
to help with the blessed water.
Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
in Ohio and Florida.
the gift that Counts
21 Blue Books
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7, 8, 9
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, PBB
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by Rita Ring: Many of the entries in the Priestly Newsletter
Volume II from a spiritual journal came from this book.
for Parents and Children,
by Rita Ring, Short Meditations for both
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God's Blue Book I by Rita Ring. Open Anywhere This book will change your life. These are beautiful love letters to us from Jesus. A million books have been printed and circulated. Jesus loves us so much He wants a personal relationship with us He wants us to go to the Eucharist and be with Him before the tabernacle. $10
God's Blue Book II by Rita Ring. Letters from Jesus about His on fire love Jesus wants this great intimacy with us On fire love Personal love letters from Jesus about the love of His Heart A book on surrender Fr. Carter said! $10
God's Blue Book III by Rita Ring. Fr. Carter's favorite book It is about loving and forgiving each other Being pure in heart A book for unity in family, community, in life!! $10
God's Blue Book IV by Rita Ring. This book is about the love Jesus has for Mary and Mary has for Jesus and Jesus and Mary have for us It is truly the Love of the Two Hearts. Mary appeared every day at the Holy Spirit Center Fr. Carter was there. Mary's first apparition July 5, 1994. $5
God's Blue Book V by Rita Ring. Jesus wants to be the bridegroom of our soul He is our beloved Jesus tells us about pure love how we are to be pure of heart and love God and love others. It is a must, to hear about love from Jesus Jesus is love $5
God's Blue Book 6A by Rita Ring. Rosaries from Their Hearts during apparitions. Jesus and Mary appeared every day and I received rosaries from Them and They were transcribed from a tape. Also messages of love from Jesus on days of January, 1995 About Baptism writings from Fr. Carter and the Scriptures. $10
God's Blue Book 6B by Rita Ring. Jesus and Mary appeared every day in February, 1995 So beautiful transcribed from a tape the Stations, 7 Sorrows, prayers in the Prayer Manual, the Holy Spirit Novena Book and the Song Book. Pure love loving and forgiving a book about Jesus' love, baptism, grace and Fr. Carter's Newsletter. $10
Apostles Manual. About the Movement — the structure of the Movement All Ministries — from the time 3 months before Mary appeared in Clearwater and 3 months after. Rosaries of the 13ths, Fr. Carter's Newsletters. Messages from God the Father Reaching the priests, the Church, the schools and the world. $20
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 1. Mary appeared in Clearwater December 17, 1996 in rainbow color and these rosaries left the printer the same day from Apparitions of Jesus and Mary transcribed from a tape. $10
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 2. This is a book of so many rosaries — transcribed from a tape. So many beautiful rosaries. pages $12
Messages for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This is a big book of loving messages for nursing home people and homebound from Jesus and Mary Their lives are so important united to the Mass offering up their suffering, their lives for the souls of this earth. $10
Short Rosary Meditations for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This book is so important with pictures they can open it and lay it on their laps and pray the rosary. $10
Songs from Jesus Songbook. These loving songs were given from Jesus. So beautiful Love Songs from Jesus of His love — helping us have pure and loving hearts. $3
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 1 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 6 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.
|Fr. Joe Robinson|
Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15
Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15
Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15
Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15
Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. — Cycle A (partial) Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10
|Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.|
Here are all the products in this category:
Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries
Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10
Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15
Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15
Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10
Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.) One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book and here is that book." $10
Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3
The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5
Priestly Newsletter — 2000 #1 — CD. — Christ is Our Strength — Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our—selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10
Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1
Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
Shepherds of Christ Prayer
Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.
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