Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

February 16, 2018

February 17th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 3 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for February 17th


Please pray for Dan.

Please pray for Dennis serving our country.

Please pray Fr. Joe's book & cover & all involved.


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 new president as he takes office. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.


Jesus wants us to put out Blue Book 17.
Please pray for this and our printer,
 this book is Oct 1997 to Dec 31, 1997.


                February 16, 2018

                R. The New Adam sweat blood in the Garden

                The old Adam was in the Garden.

                Where ever there is willful - opposing
                    God – violence happens –
                    Cain killed his brother.

                Saul became violent –

                With violence and rebellion comes
                    destruction –

                A person giving into anger, jealousy,
                    pride, envy, slothfulness
                    operates out of their wounded human
                    nature –

                They are putting this before the honor
                    and glory of God –


John 15: 6

Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a branch – and withers; these branches are collected and thrown on the fire and are burnt.


John 15: 12-13

This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.


John 15: 25

But all this was only to fulfil the words written in their Law: They hated me without reason.


                R. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

                Peter denied Jesus but Judas'
                    sin was deep seated in malice!


John 18: 36

Jesus replied, 'Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.'


John 21: 18

In all truth I tell you, when you were young you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.'


                R. Who has power?

                God has all the power –

                He gives us power –

                Power to do His work –

                    We need to be a people
                consecrated to God. A people
                who sees God as our Creator
                and we the creatures of God
                living according to His Plan.
                We are to live in loving harmony
                with one another – unity and
                love and being reconciled for our
                sins which are unloving
                ways in which we treat
                God and others.

                    God is light and in Him is
                no darkness, we are to be
                united under God – to be
                in the Church ONE, HOLY,
                CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC.

                    We are to live in the United States
                as one nation under God. We are
                to be loving in how we treat
                our brothers. The United States
                should be great because we love
                one another, we care for
                one another – there is respect
                and dignity for life from the
                smallest child in the womb
                to the elderly struggling before

                    God is over us all and His
                commandments are the rule
                for the human race. We need
                to put God first and tell Him
                we are sorry when we sin.

                    Unity and love builds. Our
                holy Mother told us we will
                have an Era of Peace, we
                need to give our hearts to the
                Pure and Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                Spread the consecration,
                Spread the rosary –

                    Give devotion to Jesus' Sacred Heart
                and Mary's Immaculate Heart.









Psalm 18: 8

Smoke rose from his nostrils,
from his mouth devouring fire
(coals were kindled at it).


Deuteronomy 26: 16-19

‘Yahweh your God commands you today to observe these laws and customs; you must keep and observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 

    ‘Today you have obtained this declaration from Yahweh: that he will be your God, but only if you follow his ways, keep his statutes, his commandments, his customs, and listen to his voice. And today Yahweh has obtained this declaration from you: that you will be his own people—as he has said—but only if you keep all his commandments; then for praise and renown and honour, he will raise you higher than every other nation he has made, and you will be a people consecrated to Yahweh, as he has promised.’


Psalm 119: 1-2, 4-5, 7-8

How blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the Law of Yahweh
Blessed are those who observe his instructions,
who seek him with all their hearts,

You lay down your precepts
to be carefully kept.
May my ways be steady
in doing your will.

I thank you with a sincere heart
for teaching me your upright judgements.
I shall do your will;
do not ever abandon me wholly.


John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.


Matthew 5: 43-48

    ‘You have heard how it was said, You will love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the bad as well as the good, and sends down rain to fall on the upright and the wicked alike. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even the tax collectors do as much? And if you save your greetings for your brothers, are you doing anything exceptional? Do not even the gentiles do as much? You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.’



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. 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


                Excerpt from Blue Book 18

February 8, 1998

Sorrowful Mysteries 

The Agony in the Garden

1. Jesus: I state clearly that you are in the work of helping to lead souls to Me, that you are bringing forth children into the Kingdom of God. I give to you this parable: There was a wedding. There was a man and a woman, and they married, and they were blessed with many children, children that would sit around their table, that would give love to others. I give to you this parable, My beloved ones. There is the Father in heaven, and He has given to you the children of this earth, His children, that they will be wed to the Lamb. He is the Bridegroom of their souls. And from this marriage, this spousal union between the Bridegroom and the bride, there will be brought forth children for His Kingdom in heaven.

2. Jesus: Your world is blind. They are lacking in grace, for they do not come to the source of grace, and they walk in great darkness. I give to you the apple tree infected by so many insects of the earth, and man, in his blindness, studies and studies the insects and that is all that he sees. But he does not see the slippery, slimy snake that burrows his way into the hearts of men. He sees that which is before him. He sees, as with mud in his eyes, only those things immediately before his eyes.

3. R. David ruled.

4. 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

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.

5. R. I see where we must literally die to the things of the world. The TV can be the devil coming out of the screen, and the devil teaches deception, lies, hatred, division, chaos, confusion. He wants people to sin. He wants men to see distortedly. Jesus is teaching in these rosaries. There is music to teach the way of the devil. There is music given from Jesus to teach His coming alive in the hearts. The more we saturate ourselves with the darkness of satan, the more we have to die to it. Look at Jesus crying out in pain. The soul that gives into the world, the deadly sins walks deeper and deeper in darkness. They turn their back on putting God first. They live a distorted twisted reality. The dark gets darker when they keep living this way. We don’t stay the same in the spiritual life.

Ephesians 6: 10-12

Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power. Put on the full armour of God so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the principalities and the ruling forces who are masters of the darkness in this world, the spirits of evil in the heavens.

6. Hail Mary

7. Jesus: Watch My children, My beloved ones, for if you think that you are fighting with them now to keep them from the ways of the world, wait until later when they have been saturated with the ways of the world, when the struggle is so much greater after the devil has infiltrated their soul.

8. Jesus: I give to you the commandments, and I give to you My truth. I give to you the Way, and I give to you the Life. Many in the world have run amuck. They have gone in so many directions that are untruth. And they teach as if these things are in fact the truth. They try to make right - wrong, wrong - right. They have persecuted the holy. Some have twisted minds. Some have tried to put forth the untruth as in fact as if it is the truth. Do you watch the television, My beloved ones? Do you see how evil is made good and good is made evil? What is right is right. What is wrong is wrong. And so you are upset inside, for you must take a stand, yet you are kind and gentle and loving.

R. It was in the temple, where they were selling things that Our Lord became very angry, and He cast them from the temple. It is not of the Lord to ignore those things that are not in truth. In the end, in the new era, there will be, as He says in the book of Revelation, no more lies. The truth is the truth. We must keep our minds clearly on the truth and on the will of God.

9. Jesus: The devil has tried to manipulate your minds in many ways. I give to you the truth. You must adhere to My Word and to the commandments.

10. Jesus: There are many struggles within your family, in which you are made to feel guilty to stop you from your prayers. I give to you My truth, My way, and My life. You must pray that you will have the light to focus always on the ways and the will of the Father. Do not give in to the tauntings of the evil one, for he comes quickly in the night, and he wraps your mind in agonizing pain. You come to Me (Jesus) in the silence. You must give all your cares to Me. Focus totally on Me and let go to Me, for satan aims to catch you in his web and to wind you around the tree. Are you standing by the tree? Is the earth shaking? Are you holding on for dear life? You must come to My Heart, for it is in the Heart of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that you will find refuge. Satan burrows his way into the heart. Satan works through those closest to you to inflict you with pain. You must, at all times, remain loving toward all the souls that are around you, but you must be careful that you are not manipulated by guilt from those that are closest to you. You must adhere to a strict prayer life or you will lose your peace. You must come to Me in the silence in varying periods that you can reorganize your thoughts and come in contact with the Spirit that moves freely within you and gives you advice.

Jesus: As a roaring lion, satan prowls this earth looking for the holy ones to devour. This rosary that I give to you this day is of major importance to the Father. It is through your prayers that great reparation is made to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. You will suffer more and more as the devil tries to stop the weekly prayer meetings at all of the sites. You must warn the Florida people that they must pray fervently for protection by the Precious Blood of Jesus at the hours of 9, 12, 3, and 6. You are shepherds. The devil wants the shepherds stopped.

Jesus: Come into My Heart now. Come away with Me. See the light and the warmth and put aside the temptation of satan to divide you and get angry at your brothers. Focus on My love.

Song: A Song from Jesus


The Scourging at the Pillar

1. R. Stand against the tree. Do you feel it shake? Do you feel the pressure? Do you feel as if you can hardly take anymore? See Christ at the pillar. See Him there, His body bare, and the men come up to Him and they mock Him and they spit on Him and they tear His flesh. So many of your agonies, today, are agonies of the mind, torments. For there is a real battle that is going on between the devils and the angels, and they want your soul. Stand at the pillar with Jesus. Is the pillar as terrifying that Jesus stood at? How is your pillar? Do you have men coming up to you and tearing your flesh, spitting on you? No, it is more veiled. It is more hidden, and it is one after another, after another, after another.

Jesus: I say to you today to come to the Heart of Jesus and to feel the light and the warmth and the peace. For I am with you at this very moment. You are My shepherds, and I will guard you. But I am teaching you to be strong soldiers, for the days of battle are at hand. Many will be slaughtered and they will lose their souls. You will be strong, My shepherds. When the world sang and danced, you suffered and whined. But you knew, when the day came, how to withstand the persecution and the torture of those last days. For many will not endure. Only the holy ones will endure to end. Let go of the tightness in your body. Let go of all of the people in your family, relatives, neighbors, whatever the case may be, the ones that come to you and that lay a guilt trip on you. You must have periods of silence with Me. I have called you to pray hourly. Under all circumstances, you are to stop and to pray. It will be the grace that will help you in the days of battle. How hard it is to teach, My shepherds, the simplest lessons, for they resist, and in the struggle, they are hurt by the wounds that come across their face and bleed.

2. Jesus: Satan comes to you, and he tries to get you bowed down. You must be careful to get your sleep. You must be careful to make sure you eat right. But no matter what the pressure or what happens, you must be careful to not lose your cool. No matter how hard it is, see yourself standing at the pillar with Me. See yourself and see the sharp tools that come down to tear your flesh. Identify with Me in all of your hardship. I walk this earth in your shoes this day.

3. Jesus: Have you come to My Heart now? Or are you still out there with the pressures of the world pressing on you? Have you surrendered yet? Do you realize that you cannot do it alone? Do you realize that I am teaching you through all of the trials and all of the struggles? And the lessons that you do not learn will have to be learned later through more and more suffering. Will you learn the lesson I teach you today? Will you be calm and accept all that I send to you and pray for guidance and wisdom? Will you be as Christ lives inside of you?

4. R. He stood at the pillar and they whacked Him and He bled, and the flesh flew in the air. We stand at our pillar, too, for we are walking in His bloody footprints. And it feels as if our flesh, sometimes, flies in the air. But we must remember this, when we are in the battle, that it is a battle, that we must endure, that it is God's will that we endure, that He is giving to us all the grace that we need in order to endure any of the torment or torture that we will suffer.

5. Jesus: My grace is sufficient for thee.

6. Jesus: Be as an empty tube. You must let go and let it all flow through you. For it is for God that you act. Don’t give into satan and his temptations to get you closed in. Keep your focus on God. It is as a hard wall. You are standing up against a hard wall, and someone is pressing and pressing and pressing on you. Where will you go? But if the wall is removed and you are light and supple and someone presses on you, but there is space behind you, there is a place to go. This is how you are today. You are all caught up in yourselves, but you are acting for Me. You are loving for Me. You are living for Me. Be as anempty tube. Do not be caught up in yourself, filled solid, stopped, when I want to operate in you. I am the all-powerful, Almighty God. You are My instrument that I am using to help to reach the souls of this earth. You are an instrument. You are not the end. I am the One who operates you. Have you let go yet? Or are you still tight and holding on to all the problems in your life? I am warning you that you will be manipulated by satan, by those closest to you if you give in. You need a strong prayer life. Focus on Me. You must not get caught in satan’s tricks and deception. You must be lovers, lovers of all those around you. But you must stay rooted in Me. In order to administer to them, in order to be My instrument, you must be one in Me. UNITY and LOVE.

7. R. I stood by the tree and I felt as if one came and smacked me again and again. I said to Jesus, “Oh Jesus, this is so hard, Jesus!” And I could see Him, the King on His throne. I could see the Reign of the Sacred Heart. I could see my role in the plan of the Father, and if that was not enough, I went a little further and there were more and more nitches in the road, and I could still see the plan. And then finally it came, that last little word from someone that I deeply loved, that I thought would be the person that would help me in this struggle, and then I cried. Then I cried. It is God that is my strength. It is God that kisses the wounds. It is God that is always there. It is God that writes to us in the letters in God’s Blue Book and tells us exactly what we need to know. It is God that is telling us to carry our Blue Books with us and to read, if only a few sentences, to get our focus back on who is the Creator, the al powerful, the One for whom we live and we act. It is God, and His words of love are there in a book for us at every second. For He has told me that we will suffer more and more. In the book of Revelation and all through the Bible, it talks about the ones that will endure. They sang and they danced and they made merry and they made a molten calf under the mountain. Why? Because Moses took too long up there. Is this not how it is today? It seems like, “Oh God, You are taking so long. Why do you not protect what You have planted? Why don’t You do something? Do You see the blindness? Do You see what they are doing? Do You see how they are acting? Do You see the children that are being murdered and what is happening? Why do You allow these things to happen?” And He says, “My hand is raised.”

And it is majorly through the Shepherds of Christ Movement that more and more are going over to the saving side, and it is through this rosary. No matter how it was for you today to get you here, which I am sure many people struggled in order to get here, for the devil wants this stopped. The more people that we can have praying on Sunday with their hearts on-fire for the love of Jesus, no matter how you feel, like Jesus at the pillar, battered, bruised, and bloodied, in order to get here, the more we have here on Sunday and on Tuesdays and on the 13ths, the more that great grace is being given to this world and His hand stays raised in the air. Yes, His hand will come down. He loves us and we suffer many times that help us turn our lives around to Him. God is all-perfect and He is just, and people cannot just do what they want. People cannot sin. It is wrong. What is right is right. What is wrong is wrong. God is indeed just, but He is indeed most merciful and loving. It is through these prayer meetings, in giving great love to our all-powerful, Almighty God, that He holds back His hand and helps us to have more time to lead souls to the consecration that He gave to us in the Prayer Manual.

8. R. The story of the pillar shows us the sufferings of Jesus. But when we walk in His bloody footprints, we too, follow His path to the pillar. And this is how it is. So many times you stand by the tree.

9. R. And He did not whine, and He did not cry out in front of people when He stood at the pillar. He cried, I’m sure on His own. But when He had to speak, He spoke, when He spoke out in truth and He needed to speak, He spoke out in truth. When there are problems in our lives and we need to speak to handle the problem, to put it off and off and off and off, will not make the problem go away. We must address all the problems with love and in the truth according to God’s will in love for us.

10. R. The devil wants to block communication. The devil wants to block this message. For Jesus said that it will become harder and harder and harder to communicate. It is most important that we stay connected to all those we love in our hearts through loving gestures and in any way that we can indicate our love to them. Satan wants to twist things. Satan is a deceiver - his works are hidden. The things that we do not even say are interpreted and heard by others incorrectly. Satan wants to make trouble in our lives. But it is in staying rooted in love in our hearts, love for every soul, that we will win the battle and be most like Jesus. LOVE, VIRTUE - Life in Jesus, strengthens us for battle.

Song: Little Child


The Crowning with Thorns

1. R. One day a kingdom, one day devastation, one day a beautiful basilica with the most precious art in Assisi, the next day destroyed. The Power and the Might is within the hand of God. And what did the world give to the King? They gave to Him a crown that was made with thorns.

2. R. If we can see the earthly king as David with a certain area that he rules over and that he has an extent of so many years, we should be able to see that the King of all kings rules from eternity to eternity.

3. R. We should be able to read the book of Revelation and listen to this from Revelation:

Reference Revelation 12: 10-12

4. R. And it speaks again,

Reference Revelation 7: 10-12

5. Reference Revelation 6: 12-17

6. Reference Revelation 7: 14-17

7. Revelation 3: 12-13

“Anyone who proves victorious I will make into a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and it will stay there for ever; I will inscribe on it the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which is coming down from my God in heaven, and my own new name as well. Let anyone who can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”

8. Revelation 3: 5

Anyone who proves victorious will be dressed, like these, in white robes; I shall not blot that name out of the book of life, but acknowledge it in the presence of my Father and his angels.

R. And He will write our names in His Heart.

9. R. Does it not make sense that we have all these kings that ruled over their thrones for so many years? Jesus is King!!

10. R. And then it says, “Now since you sinned, you will bring forth your children in labor.” This is how it is. We are here and everybody thinks the children being brought forth in labor is the pain that the woman has having children. But the thing of it is, is, it is the children that we are bringing forth for the Kingdom of God, that we are bringing forth in great labor.

R. This is out of Romans 8, Destiny of Glory.

Reference Romans 8: 18-23

R. We’re being brought forth in the Spirit, He was conceived in the womb of the woman through the power of the Spirit. Ok, think of Jesus being conceived in the womb of Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit and the children of light being brought forth in the spiritual womb (her Immaculate Heart) of the woman in the Holy Spirit. We’re laboring trying to spread this consecration here.

Reference Romans 8: 22-27

Song: This is the Day the Lord has Made


The Carrying of the Cross

1. R. This is from Romans 8 too.

Reference Romans 8: 14-17

2. R. It is so plain to us, this life in the Spirit, this spousal relationship with the Lamb. The world is bolted, as Jesus says, to the earth. They see things with such blindness. They do not see the plan of the Father. They do not see the wide vision. He has given to us this great gift to know, this great intimacy, this union with the Almighty God, not of human generation, but we are brought forth children of God in the Spirit, conceived and brought forth from the womb of the woman through the power of the Holy Spirit.

3. R. To much of the world, love is flesh. Love is this pursuit of trying to manipulate and control the other. But life in the Spirit is the giving of oneself to another so that we may love more and more as Christ loves through us and in us.

4. R. Were you aware of all of these things that our Divine Teacher has taught to us? We must be most gracious for the revelations that He has given to us, and from this point on, spend all of our time in deep union with Him, praying for the souls of this earth and begging Him for His mercy, giving Him great love and honor and glory as is His due.

5. R. Jesus looked as an ordinary man when Jesus hung on the cross at the point of death on that December 5th, and I was hurt so deeply inside I could hardly stand to see it. This is what we must vision now: an ordinary looking Man with a heavy, heavy cross on His back, stooped over and dragging it to the point where He cannot even make it move. And in His efforts, He falls flat to the earth, and His blood becomes mixed with the mud of the earth. This is the Savior. This is the King of all kings. This is the love that He has for us.

6. R. I want to love Him with my whole heart. I know from the experiences of hell, that souls are going to hell forever. I know from Mary many souls are dead in sin, mortal sin. Dead means that if they die today in mortal sin, without sorrow for sin, they can be lost forever.

7. R. But we must pray to the Spirit to move in us as the wind, Jesus says. And so we did not offer this rosary for these intentions, we offer this rosary for healing in body, mind, and soul and generational healing and all of our families. We offer this rosary for healing in the Jesuit Community and the Poor Clares and for healing in the community as a whole. We offer this rosary for healing in the body of Christ, and we offer the rosary that the Blood of Jesus will be spread on each one of us and our families, that great grace at this point will be released, for all of us come here from a place and are united to so many others. We beg for the grace for them, that they, too, will come out of this blinded state and their hearts will be transformed and that if we are scanty in numbers that our families will join more and more with us in helping us to help souls get to heaven.

8. R. We are not isolated just in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. We are to extend outward. But to the souls that are closed, we cannot do much, and many of our family members are closed and so we try and try. But Jesus gave me a message a long time ago that He loves them more than I do and that I must let go. How is it in your family? You have to say just enough but not too much. You have to try to look for the open moments to try to encourage them but not to say too much. And whatever it is, we have to have these moments of silence alone with Jesus that we can get ourselves focused, we give into satan who aims to destroy relationships and lead us astray.

9. R. What is love but relationship? God came and told us to love Him and to love one another. That is to tell us that we must have relationship. And we are deeply embedded in the Heart of Jesus, and it is hard, many times, to communicate with those in the world that are thinking about their fat cells and their socks. But what good is this if we are not carrying out what He has given to us to give to others? So we try, a little He says, but then He said yesterday in a message that a person has a free will, and if they have a will, you can coax them a little, but their will is their will. If they will, not to change their will, it comes from within, it comes from their will. And so He said, and this is what He said about the Movement, that we were spending a lot of time trying to coax people who have already decided what they will do in their own will, that we can go so far and it is the will of the person within that must be willing to give. If a person is willful and will not change, they cannot remain in this Movement because our whole mission is to bring the world into doing the will of the Father, and we deal with these people. We deal with them everyday. And His advice yesterday was this, or His message, He said that the willfulness comes from within. If a person has a strong will and you have tried to help them and they will not comply, then you have to leave it go.

10. Jesus: I am leading the Church and the world into renewal through the Shepherds of Christ Movement. As you are brought forth more into perfection, it is through the experiences that you have experienced that these writings will enter into the world. For I am setting up this Movement according to an institution that will function according to the truth, a well oiled machine. In the end, it will be those living in the Father’s will that will survive. Eve ate of the apple in the beginning of the Bible and she did her own will. In the end, there will be but one will. It will be the will of the Father. Those who oppose God’s will are fighting God.

R. Thump, thump, thump, thump, and the cross was carried by the Savior of the world, and what was the message in His Heart? To the end, He did the Father’s will.

Song: Crown Him with Many Crowns

Jesus: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive, and I live in the hearts of men.


The Crucifixion

1. Song: See the Eyes That Look at Mary

2. Reference John 19: 17-22

3. Reference John 19: 23-24

4. Reference John 19: 24-27

5. R. Mary stood with John under the cross. Mary is the New Eve. Jesus is the New Adam. And from that point on, and from that hour, the disciple (John) took her into his home.

6. R. There was a tree in the garden of Eden. The devil appeared to Eve as a snake. Eve disobeyed God about eating the forbidden fruit. Then Adam disobeyed. And there is the tree that they hung Jesus on, and on one side is the good thief and on the other, the bad thief. The New Adam and the New Eve, did the will of the heavenly Father.

7. R. Mary is our spiritual Mother. We are the children of Mary. Jesus is the Lamb.

8. Reference John 19: 28-30

9. Reference John 19: 31-37

10. R. Jesus is the first fruits. Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden.

Reference John 19: 38-41

John 19: 41

“...there was a garden, and in this garden a new tomb...”

R. Jesus was buried in a garden and He rose from the new tomb glistening white.

John 19: 41-42 which no one had yet been buried. Since it was the Jewish Day of Preparation and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Song: Glory, Glory, Glory Lord - Verse 1

Reference Revelation 14: 1-4

Revelation 14: 4-5

...they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they, out of all people, have been redeemed to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths and no fault can be found in them.

R. They are unblemished. This is what we say in the Hail Mary, “Blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” And then it says in 1 Corinthians 15 Jesus is the first-fruit and we’re the fruits that are being brought forth in the Spirit, in the spiritual womb of the Virgin Mary. And then Revelation ends with, come Lord Jesus, come. He is coming. “Yes, I am coming soon. Amen. Come Lord Jesus.”

Song: A Song from Jesus

Jesus: I come. I come. I come, and I will be alive in their hearts. I will be their God and they will be My people, and all authority will be under My feet.




                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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Mass Book
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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Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
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Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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See thru the Eyes of Mary. Author: Rita Ring and Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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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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Solidarity In Chirst
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Mary Mother of the Eucharist
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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
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Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year
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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 Liturgical Year
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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


Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

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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 17 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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