Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

February 12, 2019

February 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 4 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for February 13th


February 12th - Mass 2:00pm
Feb. 13th - 12 noon

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.   



                February 12, 2019                

                February 12, 2018

                R. Reference Maccabees 12: 1-23

                Strength is in unity –

                A man who thinks only of himself is very

                If an attacker comes, a dreaded disease,
                    how does he fen for himself when he
                    is wiped out.

                Strength is in unity. Unity takes working
                    together and trusting others as brothers
                    in the Lord.

                Relationships build strength.

                When a man's whole life is bent on
                    himself and his independence,
                    and his doing what he wants –
                    how weak is that –

                Our whole life should be seen as being
                    brothers under Christ – for is this
                    not what God wants of us – to be
                    brothers in Him –

                Why would a creature fight the plan
                    of God who created him to love
                    Him and live in love and unity
                    with His brothers –

                A man spent his whole life with his
                    goal to do what he wanted and
                    everybody around him bow
                    to him or get out of his space –
                    how weak is that man because
                    he sees not his own vulnerability
                    on this earth and how God created
                    us to be a network of love and
                    unity, depending on one another,
                    helping each other –
                    real brotherly love FROM our hearts –

                How weak is a man who does not trust
                    or work with others in trust and unity
                    and love!

                    A wind can come and blow and
                like a leaf blow off by itself and
                who even cares.

                    Oh he was the man who was mean
                to us. Children know such things –


Matthew 22: 36-40 

‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.’


                Jesus: Have you not lived your life in
                    vain if you made yourself
                    the center of your life and
                    told everyone to "buzz off" or
                    tried to hurt them to act out
                    your ways of using them like
                    objects that were your enemies.
                    I called you to be brothers in
                    Christ. I called you in the Church
                    the body of Christ –
                    Why did you listen to satan and
                    wherever you went close down
                    in selfish pursuits –
                    You were created to love!
                    You were created to grow in
                        strength in unity –

                    Rejecting your Creator –
                    Rejecting God's Plan –

                    Walking an isolated angry path
                        is a fool –

                    You were created to unite and
                        work in love and trust with
                        your brother –

                    Finding a place to close everything
                        down for power is a
                        mad-man's game!!


                Monday 6th Week Ordinary Time

James 1: 1-11

From James, servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Greetings to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion. My brothers, consider it a great joy when trials of many kinds come upon you, for you well know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance, and perseverance must complete its work so that you will become fully developed, complete, not deficient in any way. Any of you who lacks wisdom must ask God, who gives to all generously and without scolding; it will be given. But the prayer must be made with faith, and no trace of doubt, because a person who has doubts is like the waves thrown up in the sea by the buffeting of the wind. That sort of person, in two minds, inconsistent in every activity, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord. It is right that the brother in humble circumstances should glory in being lifted up, and the rich in being brought low. For the rich will last no longer than the wild flower; the scorching sun comes up, and the grass withers, its flower falls, its beauty is lost. It is the same with the rich: in the middle of a busy life, the rich will wither.



Psalm 119: 67-68, 71-72, 75-76

Before I was punished I used to go astray,
but now I keep to your promise.
You are generous and act generously,
teach me your will.

It was good for me that I had to suffer,
the better to learn your judgements.
The Law you have uttered is more precious to me
than all the wealth in the world.

I know, Yahweh, that your judgements are upright,
and in punishing me you show your constancy.
Your faithful love must be my consolation,
as you have promised your servant.


John 14: 6

    Jesus said: 

        I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. 
    No one can come to the Father 
        except through me. 


Mark 8: 11-13

The Pharisees came up and started a discussion with him; they demanded of him a sign from heaven, to put him to the test. And with a profound sigh he said, ‘Why does this generation demand a sign? In truth I tell you, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And, leaving them again, he re–embarked and went away to the other side.


                R. ENDURANCE under trial

                Faith means we believe in the unseen God
                    is showing us – We see through the eyes of God.

                We must try to live virtuously if we are
                    to imitate Jesus –

                We must beg for grace and co-operate
                    with the grace to grow in virtue.

                We live to follow in the footsteps of Jesus –

                Our purpose in life is to live for the honor
                    and glory of God.

                We want to let go of inordinate attachments
                    to pride and anger and jealousy, envy,
                    slothfulness, gluttony and lust.

                We need to pray for clean hearts and
                    to live a holy life – ready to ask
                    for forgiveness and make amends
                    when we hurt God and others.

                We need to live by the Father's will in love –

                Seek the Father's will and do it because
                    we love God – we are under God –
                    we have a free will to obey God or not –

                We are on a stage and God is watching
                    our performance 24/7.

                We are sinful Fr. Carter says when
                    we are unloving to others –


Matthew 22: 36-40 

‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.’


James 1: 12-18

Blessed is anyone who perseveres when trials come. Such a person is of proven worth and will win the prize of life, the crown that the Lord has promised to those who love him. Never, when you are being put to the test, say, 'God is tempting me'; God cannot be tempted by evil, and he does not put anybody to the test. Everyone is put to the test by being attracted and seduced by that person's own wrong desire. Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin reaches full growth, it gives birth to death. Make no mistake about this, my dear brothers: all that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow caused by change. By his own choice he gave birth to us by the message of the truth so that we should be a sort of first-fruits of all his creation.


Psalm 94: 12-15, 18-19

How blessed are those you instruct, Yahweh,
whom you teach by means of your law,
to give them respite in evil times,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.

Yahweh will not abandon his people,
he will not desert his heritage;
for judgement will again become saving justice,
and in its wake all upright hearts will follow.

I need only say, 'I am slipping,'
for your faithful love, Yahweh, to support me;
however great the anxiety of my heart,
your consolations soothe me.


Matthew 11: 25

At that time Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.


                R. When we have darkness in our hearts and
                    we lie to ourselves about our sins
                    and do not clean our hearts it
                    grows like yeast – in greater darkness –


Mark 8: 14-21

The disciples had forgotten to take any bread and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then he gave them this warning, 'Keep your eyes open; look out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.' And they said to one another, 'It is because we have no bread.' And Jesus knew it, and he said to them, 'Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not understand, still not realise? Are your minds closed? Have you eyes and do not see, ears and do not hear? Or do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of scraps did you collect?' They answered, 'Twelve.' 'And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of scraps did you collect?' And they answered, 'Seven.' Then he said to them, 'Do you still not realise?'


                R. When we love Jesus Christ we are
                    ready to fight for Him. If we have turmoil,
                    anger, darkness, chaos and
                    confusion in our hearts, we will not
                    be ready to fight for God –

                Being in one mind and one heart is
                    the focus of the Shepherds of Christ –
                    God wants love –
                    He is love –
                    God wants unity –

                A person can have division in their hearts
                    from their past and keep working that
                    out on others –

                In their unfinished business they can just
                    decide to punish, be divided and
                    live with that intention to do that.
                    That's what debris and division
                    can do to a heart –

                This is not love –

                This is not being an imitator of Jesus Christ.

                Seeking division and anger acted out on
                    innocent others is sin –
                    God commands us to love our
                    neighbor as ourselves –

                What we do to others – we do to Jesus.

                If we are used to a divided, angry heart –
                    it's time to change – not continue
                    acting it out on innocent others –
                    it's sinful, it offends God and
                    it drives us away from Him –

                    Only in God can we be happy –
                    In obedience to God's will –
                    In obedience to authority over us –

                The devil says –

                    Oh you can do what you want –
                        that's old-fashioned – justify
                        yourself – That is wrong

                We are under God –

                God must be first –

                We can't put anger and sin before God –

                We need to examine our conscience
                    and be accountable and responsible
                    before God for our sins –

                We need to love

                God is love –

                We drive ourselves away from God
                    when we live in an unloving,
                    lying heart.

                The golden rule –
                    "Do unto others as you would have
                        them do unto you" –

                Wednesday is Ash Wednesday –
                    We receive ashes –
                    We receive ashes because we need
                        to repent for our sins –

                    God is merciful and forgiving, but
                we must admit our sins and be sorry
                for them – with a firm
                purpose of amendment –

                    God is light and in Him is no darkness –

                    We need to pray for grace –

                Jesus: Do penance – not for show – because
                    you are genuinely sorry for your sins.


Joel 2: 12-18  

'But now — declares Yahweh —
come back to me with all your heart,
fasting, weeping, mourning.'
Tear your hearts and not your clothes,
and come back to Yahweh your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, rich in faithful love,
and he relents about inflicting disaster.
Who knows if he will not come back,
and leave a blessing behind him,
a cereal offering and a libation
to be presented to Yahweh your God?

Blow the ram's-horn in Zion!
Order a fast,
proclaim a solemn assembly,
call the people together,
summon the community,
assemble the elders,
gather the children,
even infants at the breast!
Call the bridegroom from his bedroom
and the bride from her bower!
Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh,
stand weeping between portico and altar,
saying, 'Spare your people, Yahweh!
Do not expose your heritage
   to the contempt,
to the sarcasm of the nations!
Why give the peoples cause to say,
"Where is their God?" '

Then, becoming jealous over his country,
Yahweh took pity on his people.


                Sing: Hosea

                Pray Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb

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.


                Pray Prayer for Union –

Prayer for Union with Jesus

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

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

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

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

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


                Sing: Be merciful, Oh Lord, for we have

                R. We must tell God we are sorry for sin
                    and be reconciled to Him –


2 Corinthians 5: 20 - 6: 2

    So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were urging you through us, and in the name of Christ we appeal to you to be reconciled to God. For our sake he made the sinless one a victim for sin, so that in him we might become the uprightness of God.

As his fellow-workers, we urge you not to let your acceptance of his grace come to nothing. As he said, 'At the time of my favour I have answered you; on the day of salvation I have helped you'; well, now is the real time of favour, now the day of salvation is here.


                Jesus: Do Good works, be holy. Do good works
                    not to show others, but to
                    serve God.

                You are to love and help one another
                    to do My work of helping to
                    build My Kingdom – with a
                    holy heart of love – of co-operation –
                    of caring for your brothers and
                    for your salvation and helping
                    others to get to heaven –


Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

'Be careful not to parade your uprightness in public to attract attention; otherwise you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win human admiration. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward. But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing; your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you. 'And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward. But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.

'When you are fasting, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they go about looking unsightly to let people know they are fasting. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward. But when you fast, put scent on your head and wash your face, so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.



                Sing: Hosea

                R. Heal our sins God –

                Help us to grow in holiness

                Outpour Your grace

                Forgive our sins and have mercy.

                A religious community should set themselves
                    apart from the worldliness of the world.
                    In a religious community there should
                    be holiness, obedience, unity,
                    peace and love –



                R. Intensified prayer life – praying for
                    the priests, the Church and the world.



                R. We are to be witnesses of holiness,
                    imitators of Jesus in example
                    before men – imitators in our hearts –
                    pure of heart –

                Be zealous, enthusiastic about our
                    calling from God –

                Not Slothful!!






                R. Mighty Medicine


                R. Here is our Lenten program –
                    the first 4 Masses of Lent

                We concentrate on our soul –
                    We do not focus on the worldly

                Sing: Life or Death

                Choose life! !


Psalm 1: 1-2, 3, 4, 6

How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked
and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread,
nor a seat in company with cynics,
but who delights in the law of Yahweh
and murmurs his law day and night.

Such a one is like a tree planted near streams;
it bears fruit in season
and its leaves never wither,
and every project succeeds.
How different the wicked, how different!

Just like chaff blown around by the wind

For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright,
but the path of the wicked is doomed.


                R. We must die to those things that
                    are worldly –

                Every action is to be performed
                    with our eternal life in mind.

                We must take up our cross and
                    follow Jesus –


Luke 9: 22-25

    He said, 'The Son of man is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.'

The condition of following Christ

    Then, speaking to all, he said, 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me. Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, will save it. What benefit is it to anyone to win the whole world and forfeit or lose his very self?


                R. We have a duty in a religious vocation
                    to be examples of Christ and
                    under obedience build up
                    the community and organization.

                We must atone for our sins,
                    our neglect, our lies,
                    anger, division, unloving ways,
                    creating turmoil for meanness –

                We cannot produce disorder or use
                    force on others to deal with
                    our disobedience to tear apart
                    an organization God has set up.

                We have an obligation, a duty
                    to follow in the footsteps
                    of Jesus!! Godly example.

                Fasting can be fasting from anger,
                    discord, pride, attention,
                    power – bringing chaos and confusion.

                Fasting from disobedience. Be loving, doing
                    the will of God with a holy heart.


 Isaiah 58: 1-9

Shout for all you are worth,
   do not hold back,
raise your voice like a trumpet.
To my people
   proclaim their rebellious acts,
to the House of Jacob, their sins.
They seek for me day after day,
they long to know my ways,
like a nation that has acted uprightly
and not forsaken the law of its God.
They ask me for laws that are upright,
they long to be near God:
'Why have we fasted, if you do not see,
why mortify ourselves if you never notice?’
Look, you seek your own pleasure
   on your fastdays
and you exploit all your workmen;
look, the only purpose of your fasting
   is to quarrel and squabble
and strike viciously with your fist.
Fasting like yours today
will never make your voice heard on high.
Is that the sort of fast that pleases me,
a day when a person
   inflicts pain on himself?
Hanging your head like a reed,
spreading out sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call fasting,
a day acceptable to Yahweh?
Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me:
to break unjust fetters,
to undo the thongs of the yoke.
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break all yokes?
Is it not sharing your food with the hungry,
and sheltering the homeless poor;
if you see someone lacking clothes,
   to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own kin?
Then your light will blaze out
   like the dawn
and your wound be quickly healed over.
Saving justice will go ahead of you
and Yahweh’s glory come behind you.
Then you will cry for help
   and Yahweh will answer;
you will call and he will say, ‘I am here.’
If you do away with the yoke,
the clenched fist and malicious words,


Matthew 9: 14-15

Then John’s disciples came to him and said, ‘Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely the bridegroom’s attendants cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is still with them? but the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.


                R. Self-control, discipline –
                    moderation in one's willful,
                    selfish behavior –

                Praying to clean one's heart of
                    hatred, anger, unforgiveness –


                DOING GOD'S WILL

                        IN LOVE

                Jesus: Doing God's work and not
                    creating turmoil for
                    attention, power, wasting
                    time, selfish, self-enclosure.

                Repentance for sins, unloving ways!!

                Asking God for forgiveness with a
                    sincere heart –
                    ready to make recompense for
                    damage done –


Isaiah 58: 9-14

Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will call and he will say, 'I am here.' If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist and malicious words, if you deprive yourself for the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, your light will rise in the darkness, and your darkest hour will be like noon. Yahweh will always guide you, will satisfy your needs in the scorched land; he will give strength to your bones and you will be like a watered garden, like a flowing spring whose waters never run dry. Your ancient ruins will be rebuilt; you will build on age -- old foundations. You will be called 'Breach-mender', 'Restorer of streets to be lived in'. If you refrain from breaking the Sabbath, from taking your own pleasure on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath 'Delightful', and the day sacred to Yahweh 'Honourable', if you honour it by abstaining from travel, from seeking your own pleasure and from too much talk, then you will find true happiness in Yahweh, and I shall lead you in triumph over the heights of the land. I shall feed you on the heritage of your father Jacob, for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.


                R. Repairer of the breach

                Sing: Change Our Hearts


Luke 5: 27-32

When he went out after this, he noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax office, and said to him, 'Follow me.' And leaving everything Levi got up and followed him. In his honour Levi held a great reception in his house, and with them at table was a large gathering of tax collectors and others. The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples and said, 'Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?' Jesus said to them in reply, 'It is not those that are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have come to call not the upright but sinners to repentance.'


                Jesus: Self-Denial, Discipline               

Romans 13: 12

The night is nearly over, daylight is on the way; so let us throw off everything that belongs to the darkness and equip ourselves for the light.


Psalm 51: 12, 14

Give me back the joy of your salvation, 
sustain in me a generous spirit. 

Deliver me from bloodshed, God, God of my salvation, 
and my tongue will acclaim your saving justice. 


Psalm 95: 8

Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, 
as at the time of Massah in the desert,


Ezekiel 18: 31

Shake off all the crimes you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why die, House of Israel?


Ezekiel 33: 11

Say to them, "As I live -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- I do not take pleasure in the death of the wicked but in the conversion of the wicked who changes his ways and saves his life. Repent, turn back from your evil ways. Why die, House of Israel?"



February 12, 2005 Retreat   

Transcribed from Rosary Received Live Today



R. Jesus wants me to do a sorrowful rosary.


Sorrowful Rosary


Song:  Lord Let Me Walk


The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden

    1.  Jesus:  When I was in My Passion My thoughts were of you.

    2.  Jesus:  I saw before Me in the garden all the suffering that I was about to undergo but I saw you in your yes, in your love given, in your life given and day after day even though it was very difficult you kept going on and saying yes, yes Lord, yes I love You, yes Lord. The greatest saints have had very many hard jobs to do. I have given to you great grace and some suffering, but I have outpoured My richest love to you and you responded with the love of giving yourself to Me. Oh My apostles, if you say no to this mission who will I send for I have trained you and taught you and I call you and I want you to come and to spread the mission on to the people of this earth and those to come. Do not under estimate the importance of this mission ever. Do not crawl in a box and let the ants crawl over the box and hide your head, come out and see the sun. Say yes in all that you do. Say yes to every moment of your life. Do not give into the darkness that satan creates for he wants you to stumble and to fall. He comes with his rope to tie you up and let you fall on your nose. Oh My precious and dear one look into My face on the building and know that I appear there out of greatest love for you.

    3.  Jesus:  And My call goes out to many and I am ignored.

    4.  Jesus:  Many have made money their god and they do not even know for it is the way of life for many of the people of the earth. It needs to swing back so that people will be able to know what is really important but they base their lives on riches and pride, pleasure, fame, a good name. Oh My precious ones hold stead tight to this mission. Do not falter in what I have asked you to do. Do not give into satan for he wants to trip you up and to set you out to dry. You are given a free will. Pray every day, take time every day to be alone with Me that you will know My will for you. It is so easy to be led astray. Oh My precious one I want you to help Me to do this work.

    5.  Jesus:  And it goes like this night, day, night, day, night, day, night, day. Did you not learn the lesson of the cross and the lesson of the resurrection. Did you not learn the suffering and the victory? Did you not learn, did you not learn yet when I have given you so many experiences? But you do not know as if you had a blindfold around your head, you do not see. And they tell you again and again and again in so many ways and yet you need to be reminded daily of the paschal mystery - death resurrection, death resurrection, night day. Look at the sky, it is dark and it is light and it is dark and it is light. And how is it in your lives that you have suffering and joy. But always the joy of My love for you should reign in your heart despite the greatest sufferings the joy of knowing Me, the joy of giving yourself to Me, the joy of knowing how much I love you is always in your heart.

    6.  Jesus:  Did you watch the grass come up year after year and it turns green? Do you watch that here? Do you wonder? Or do you just take it for granted just like you take the sun coming up every day, hum, for granted? The darkness comes and you fail to even notice that the Creator moves the light and the darkness, the rain, the sun, the sleet, the grass. I clothe the birds of this air and the little bugs that fly about. Oh you, you who are so precious to Me, you fail to see so many things and yet you can see the tiniest speck of dirt on the ground. What is wrong with your vision that you see the dirt on the ground but miss the beauty of My creation.

    7.  Jesus:  There once was a man who ordered a lawn care. They came out and they sprayed and his grass was green and it looked beautiful. It was like a carpet. And he looked out his window and he prided himself because he was so glad for his endeavor. There was another man who tried to do it himself and his grass was brown and then he burned it and then it just was a mess. The man who ordered the lawn care went into the yard and saw the man with the burned grass. He went over there, he could have put his hands in his lapels with such pride and he looked down upon him. And he said, "huh, your grass, humph, what did you do to it?" And the man said, "I just do not know, I tried to do it myself and it seemed like it got worse and worse all the time." The man turned around and went into his house and looked at his grass and he was filled with pride and joy and he jumped up and down. What is wrong with men that they look at others who they think are not as good as them and they jump with joy? Do you not know that they are your brothers, that I gave My life for them the same as you? How silly it is that one could have so much pride over his grass and not be concerned about the spiritual matters of his life? But My children I tell you this, it goes on all day, foolishness. Foolishness you say. Did you ever see a bird with a long neck that buries their head in the ground? What do they see down there? Is that a silly story too? How many people do you think that think they have the necks that see so many things really take their head like a long-necked bird and bury it beneath the surface of the earth wagging their feathers behind them.

    8.  Jesus:  Open your eyes that you will see, pray with a heart that is filled with love, ask to be taught how to be likened to Me. For you are so blind you do not even see many of the things that you do day after day, minute after minute. Oh you think you are so wise, and you are so narrow-minded. I can open up your eyes and outpour My wisdom to you, but would you listen anyway? So many are so fixed in their ways, they like the way that they do it and they really don't want to change. They don't really want to go that extra mile to be nice. It's too easy to be so proud over your green grass and look at the neighbor's burned brown grass next door and say, humph, I'm better than him.

    9.  Jesus:  And if you are better at one thing than another is it because of something that you did? Or do you praise your heavenly Father and thank Him and tell Him how much you love Him and ask Him for help to use that talent that you were given to promote His honor and glory?

   10. Hail Mary...

Glory Be



The Scourging at the Pillar

1.  Jesus:  Did you ever look at the littlest flower and see how intricate it is with such beauty to the smallest detail.

2.  Jesus:  Sometimes some people make little doll houses, with little beds, little furniture and they care about the house so much that they almost climb into that world and they forget where they are. Every place they go they are thinking about how to fix up their little house. It may be a wonderful hobby and it may help you in some other things in your life, but when you fix up the little house and it becomes your obsession to the point that is all that what you think about, isn't that sort of silly? For you can't live in the little house and you can you can only look at it so long. What are you doing here? Are you fixing up your little house? Do you think you will be here forever? Do you not see how the flower withers and fades and the sun comes up and goes down? Do you not see how the baby soon turns into an old man and the children follow close behind? Think of the story of the lady that was obsessed with her little house, that's all she thought about was her little house, it was perfect. She thought about it all day and all night, she dreamed about it. She got so obsessed she even changed some of the furniture weekly. But there was a lack of joy in her heart because she could not use the little house. She surely could not go inside the door, her foot would not even fit in the door but she sure was obsessed with that little house. How foolish you are not to see the big picture for you fix up your houses, measure your fat cells, stay here to make everything so perfect that your life will last you think, last and last. And you do not know that a wind can come and blow it all away. It is important to take care of yourself and to build a home but it is foolish to be obsessed with the material things of this earth and not to see the wider vision.

    3.  Jesus:  Did you see Me at the pillar? Did you see them tear My flesh? Did you see the blood go into the air? Could you have withstood this for the one you loved? When they came with their heavy whips and they tore pieces of flesh from My body My thoughts were of you. And many think so little of Me that they ignore God their Creator, they ignore God. How foolish indeed.

    4.  Jesus:  The sky was blue and the little bird. He was flying close, close to a little tree and a little boy went out and he saw the beautiful bird and he thought the bird was so close that he could almost touch him but he was afraid. The bird was blue. And he called to his mother in a nearby kitchen window and he said, "Mama, mama, come, mama" and at that the bird flew away. He thought he could have touched the bird, but when he called, it startled the bird and he flew away. How many people today reach high into the sky to touch the bird and it flies away? How many birds have you reached for, and reached for and reached for which were not the birds that were really in the Father's will only to watch them fly away. The little boy sat on a tree stump and he began to cry and the mother came over and she said, "My son it is very hard to touch the birds. I don't know if you will ever be able to catch a wild bird and it might not be good for you. But the bird was beautiful to look at wasn't he? He was blue, so beautiful you said." My child there are many things that you see that are beautiful and that you want to hold and that you want to have, but it is not the Father's will that you catch the wild blue birds. You will learn in your life, some birds might be the right ones, others may not be right at all.

    5.  Jesus:  Many people of today look at the beauty of a woman or a man and they think because they are beautiful that they have the right to touch and to behold. I stood at the pillar and they tore My flesh for many of the people that reached for the beauty that they had no right to touch and behold.

    6.  Jesus:  Now I speak to you of blood and blue birds and many may say what do they have in common. What it is, is a parable. And I will tell you - you cannot reach for all the things that are blue and beautiful and try to behold them. If you reach for the things that are not of God's will you will suffer in your life. You may not think that you will suffer, but you will suffer. You will make it more difficult for yourself for being willful and reaching for those things that are not good for you. To My death on the cross I hung for love of you. I am the Divine God, I am truly present and with you in this room, no less present than the day I hung on the cross or the day I knelt in the garden or the day I stood at the pillar. And I speak to you to tell you these parables that you may see and study them for future learning, for I am God and I tell you secrets to help you to have happiness and life rooted in Me, greater life, life that will lead you to everlasting life where there you will taste of My love and be embraced by the Divine God.

    7Jesus:  Now there was a dirty river that was strong and moving, moving so strong and there was a calm river close by. A man went to cross the river. In the strong river there were many rocks that were being washed down stream. He wanted to get to the other side so much that he tried to cross that river that was so hard and so strong. There was another man and he felt that he should get to the other side but the river was very calm and very easy to cross. I just watch you. You create logs and rocks and waves and dirt and then you say, "Now I'm going to get to the other side," and then the struggle in the crossing. And I just watch and say, "Oh My child it would have been so easy had you just done God's will."

    8.  Jesus:  Little dogs have little houses, some are red and some are tan. If you were on the street and you saw a doghouse that was red, would you see it right away? Would you see the tan house right away? If the dog came out of the tan house barking vehemently and ran after your leg, would you see the house then? You may say to yourself, "The tan house was there and it even had a sign that said 'Fargo' but I did not see the house and the next thing I knew he was chasing me down the street. I wish I would have seen the house because he scared me and my heart was beating and I thought he was going to bite me and it was just an awful experience. Dogs should have red houses so that when you walk down the street you'll know that there's a big ferocious dog in that red house and you can be prepared." Oh My little one, how do you think the devil comes to you? He does not come in a red house, he comes in the tan house that you hardly see. He may even wear a sign that says 'devil' but somehow or ever you just don't see and guess what - he is out to attack and to get you. The devil is filled with deception and lies and he is real. And so what is all this saying to you? I stood at the pillar and they whipped Me and they tore My flesh and I did it for love of you. Do you know what it is to love someone? I loved you. And I knew you would make mistakes and I knew you would fail but My love, so great for you, that I wanted you with Me for all eternity and I let them tear My body and beat My flesh. And I warned you of the dog in the tan house but you would not listen. You went right past that house and almost stuck your leg in. I gave you My commandments. And you try to stretch them and see them all different ways, when they were so clear. But you said if my wife doesn't love me, then it's alright for me to go get another woman and to sneak around because it's her fault, things like that. And the commandment was there as big as could be. But you saw it your way and you went past the tan house and then there was a new baby from the second lady. And then that baby grew and suffered it's whole life. I give you My commandments that you will be happy. You can cross the water if you want with all the rocks and the wood and the waves but a lot of that rocks and woods and waves you did yourself. And I'll tell you this very clearly, that the devil is real, and he is there to trick you and to lead you astray.

    9.  Hail Mary

 10.  Hail Mary


Glory Be

Jesus:  There was a married couple and they had lots of seeds and they went out and they planted lots of fruit in their garden. There was a lady and her mind wandered and instead of her planting the seeds in the garden with her husband, she went next door and planted the seeds in the garden of the man next door. Now when the time comes that the fruit comes forth, how should she pick the fruit from the vine? If the man's wife comes home what should she do? Isn't that a silly story.



The Crowning with Thorns

1.  Jesus:  I want you to sing to Me songs of praise and love. I want you to honor Me as King. And yet I came to this earth and they pounded a crown of thorns into My head and I bled for all the sins that the men would commit with their heads, sins of pride and hatred, thoughts that they would give into and hurt others because of their greed and selfishness and lust. I am Jesus the Son of God and they came to Me and they mocked Me and they spit on Me and they took the crown and the thorns went into My head and the blood ran into My eyes and My mouth. It was not a pretty sight but when you love someone you give out of love for them. I gave for love of you. Many today use My Name in vain. How I suffered for the men and the way that they would use My Name. When you say My Name in prayer you give to Me great joy. When you sing the Name Jesus with love and praise, I am filled with joy. There are so many today, you do not even know how My Name is defaced on your media and by senseless men. Some whose hearts are filled with anger as if they are testing Me to see if I would bring My hand on them and yet I just say one thing. When you cross the river do you go to the one that is strong and filled with debris? Or do you go to the calm one? Men that beep their horns and shake their fists and do gestures that are very unholy, really hurt themselves. And every time that you hurt others you are doing those things to Me.

2.  Song:  I Am the Bread of Life

3.  Sing:  Ave Maria, Ave Maria 

     Jesus:  I am a God of miracles.

4.  Sing:  King of Glory
     Sing:  To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King

     R. Dear God we honor You, we worship You, we love You and we thank You for the sufferings that You under went for our sins.

5.  Jesus:  There once was a little green bush and a little boy came out every day and he played by the little green bush. One day he came out and the little green bush was gone and he went back into his house and he cried to his mother, "Mama, Mama, Mama where did that little green bush where I use to play every day go?" And she said, "Well honey I'm sorry, but it was not on our property. It was really on the other man's property and when you played you were playing on our property but it was the other man's green bush. And I'm sorry that he took the green bush down but there are some things that you have to give up in life." Later on that afternoon the little boy found out that his grandma had died. Life goes on in cycles. I give you one another to love and to help each other, to spread My Kingdom and to be with Me forever. But just like the little green bush and the little boy's grandma, life goes on. And you plant the seeds here below and sometimes others have to tend to those seeds after you are gone but you never stop, you keep on going because that you know that life goes on and on and on in heaven and you do all that you can to promote My Kingdom for your life here is so temporary. It is like the lady with the little house, she kept working on her little house and working on her little house and working on her little house and she never could put one foot in the door.

6.  Jesus:  But the little boy would not let go. And he went outside several days later when he saw the person next door that owned the bush and he went up to him and he said, "You know" he said, "I loved to play there and the bush gave me shade and I was so happy and one day I went out there and you took the bush away. Did you not know that I played there?" And the man said to him, "I really don't care."

7.  Jesus:  It isn't like that, that you live in the world and you can decide that you are not going to care what happens to someone else. It isn't that the old man or the old lady that go to church should just think about themselves and their family and pray as if they live in an isolated island. You must do all that you can to show the world a wider vision that what they do today in their spiritual life and how their children grow to follow the vocation that they have been given will affect the lives of people to come for all the centuries after them. It isn't like that, you are all connected.

8.  Jesus:  And when they beat Me and I suffered and I hung on the cross and I died, I died for each and every soul.

9.  Jesus:  Little children are so precious and they are being taught so many unclean things. You must pray as never before as I have directed and begin the prayer chapters for you pray fervently for your priests for they need these prayers and the Church needs the prayers, and the world. You can't say to yourself, " well it's too hard to get a prayer chapter going here, they don't want to do that." You have to keep trying. You are the ones I have called to spread this to the future generations, to tell them about My Movement Shepherds of Christ. It is only in its infancy stages. Tell them, tell them Rita, tell them what I tell you now.

Glory Be



Jesus Carries His Cross

1.  Jesus:  Now I just want to tell you a little story. When you go out to the parking lot there is the possibility that your car will not start. And after futile attempts to try to make it go and your desire to get home, if you look around and no one is there will you pick your car up on your back and carry it to the gas station because you want to get home today? You say, "Well Jesus I can't carry a car." I carried My cross to the hill of Calvary and it was heavier than any car. It was laden with the sins of the world and when I fell and it fell on Me, on My back, My chin hit the ground. I am the Almighty God and I got up and I moved on. Now I ask you today to get up when it is difficult and to move on. Some people sit down as soon as it becomes difficult. They get into their feelings and they drop the ball. Do you know what happens in the game, if it's a baseman and he's running from second to third base and then all of a sudden because he sees that there's a little pressure coming at him from a few directions, he just drops the ball and sits there. What would the crowd do at such a player and would he lose his job? What do I do with you when you are going from second to third base and satan is pressing in and I have a deadline and then you say, "Whew, this is too hard." And you sit down right there and drop the ball.

2.  Jesus:  Now a man went out and he wore a cap and he always wore it so that the flap was sort of to the side and back. A little girl came up and she said to the man, she said, "Mister, your hat's crooked." And he became very angry at her and he started to curse the little girl and said "Who are you, you smart little girl to come up here and talk to me like that?" Sometimes from the mouths of babes you are told the very thing that needs to change in your lives. And you run them away and do exactly what is like logs and rocks floating down the rough river.

3.  Jesus:  I carried My cross to the hill of Calvary, there I mounted it and I died for love of you. I died for you. I died for you.

4.  Jesus:  My cross was so heavy it was laden with the sins of the world. The crosses I give to you can be very heavy, some maybe not so heavy. Crosses come in all sizes but in your heart should be the underlying love and joy that Jesus your Savior loves you so much. He carried His cross to the hill of Calvary and He died for love of you. Keep that thought ever before your mind and your joy should be filled always even in great suffering. I carried My cross when it was so heavy and I got up when I thought I could not hardly get up but I knew that I could because of My love for you.

5.  Hail Mary

6.  Hail Mary

7.  Jesus:  I carried My cross to the hill of Calvary, there I mounted it, there I hung for 3 agonizing hours to My death on the cross. I shed the last drop of My Blood and gave the last beat of My Heart for you.

Glory Be



The Crucifixion

1.  Jesus sings:  I died for you, I died for you.

2.  Jesus:  Your life is so important for the souls.

3.  Jesus:  Don't put all your hope in the little doll house.

4.  Jesus:  Have quiet time every day to come and to communicate with Me. You do not want ferocious rivers filled with rocks and debris that you make yourselves.

5.  Jesus:  Remember that satan can be a little dog house - inside a ferocious lion that you do not even see. Ask for eyes to see the ways that satan can trip you up.

6.  Jesus:  You can't hold on to people and places always forever. Sometimes you have to let go.

7.  Jesus:  I hung for 3 agonizing hours on the cross. I watch you, many of you cannot wait a second. You act, sometimes, to cause greater trouble in your life because you are impatient. While I am working in your life after you pray you do something to botch the matters up.

8.  Jesus:  Impatience is a problem.

9.  Jesus:  Lack of love, lack of faith, lack of being committed to My Movement. Give yourself every day. Read your little prayer every day. Fr. Carter told you that everyday he prayed and prayed for the grace to live up to his vocation. You must pray for the grace to live up to your vocation. You are at battle and the evil one wants you to stop. So many people have turned away because they have given in, because they have not prayed. Your problems in many cases were caused by those who gave into the evil one and now live in pain.

10.  Jesus:  Oh that the devil really did come in a red suit with a pitch fork but some would still ignore him.


Jesus:  He comes that you will suffer and that you will weave a web of destruction. He comes and he wants to take your soul home to hell with him. How many people of the earth today do not even realize the workings of the evil one? They go by the tan dog house every day. Even when the dog comes and bites their leg, they just don't see.

Hail Holy Queen



                Given October 29, 2016

                R. 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.


 Give the gift that Counts
this Christmas!





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A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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  Mass Book, by Rita Ring: Many of the entries in the Priestly Newsletter Volume II from a spiritual journal came from this book. These entries
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God's Blue Book I
Teachings to Lift You Up. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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

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The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
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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
Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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 4
The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
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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

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So Deep Is the Love of His Heart. Author: Rita Ring.
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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
He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
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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
He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part B Author: Rita Ring.
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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

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He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part C Author: Rita Ring.
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God's Blue Book 7
Intimacy with God by Rita Ring
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See thru the Eyes of Mary. Author: Rita Ring and Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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God's Blue Book 9
The Mass and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
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God's Blue Book 10 - This is My Body
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God's Blue Book 11 - Showers of His Grace
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Solidarity In Chirst
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God the Father Speaks After Clearwater
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Mary Mother of the Eucharist
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Apostle's Manual
Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
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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 - Volume I
Red Rosary Book - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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

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Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
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Messages From Jesus
Messages From Jesus for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound Given by Jesus to His Messenger - Author: Rita Ring Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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 Ederly, Ill, and Homebound
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Songs From Jesus
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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

Daily Messages From Heaven
From the Florida Apparition Site Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00
Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
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Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 1
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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.

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A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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Coloring the Lives of Jesus and Mary 6
Mysteries of Light
$ 5.00

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.

Meditaciones del Rosario
para Pequenos y Ancianos
$ 10.00
Colorea 1
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 2
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 3
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 4
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 5
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Fr. Joe Robinson
Inspiring Homilist & Author
Fr. Joseph Robinson has dedicated his life to serving Christ and the Church for over 40 years.
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform, Cycle C for 2015/2016
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year (2011/2012)
$ 10.00

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 - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

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
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

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
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

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
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 5.00

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 in Christ
Fr. Edward J. Carter gives to the modern Christian a message that will sustain him.
$ 10.00
Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00

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 Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

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

Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

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 Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

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 Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
$ 10.00

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
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00

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
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

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

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 by: Rita Ring
  $ 1.00
  plus postage

 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
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00 
plus postage

  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50 
plus postage

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.


Statues/Religious Items




 Statues, Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your home or place of worship.




Special 12" Holy Family Statue with Glass
 Ivory gowns with gold trim.
$ 200.00
plus shipping


Special 12" Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.

$ 100.00
each plus shipping


Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
White gown with gold trim.
$ 100.00 each plus shipping


  Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
Ivory gown with gold trim.
  $ 100.00 each plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.
$ 60.00 each plus shipping

Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping


  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping



  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping






Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
                3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 19 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.


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