Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

February 19, 2018

February 20th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for February 20th
are
Glorious.

 

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 18, 2018 Sunday

Excerpt from February 1, 1998

Talk by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

    Let’s read that again together “What does it profit you to give God one thing if He wishes for another? Consider what it is God wants and then do it.”

    [Father Carter is speaking to Servants and Handmaids of the Good Shepherd—]

    [Apostles who dedicate themselves completely to the Shepherds of Christ Ministries—]

    Applying that to our calling to Shepherds of Christ—there’s more work to this Movement than any of us, individually or all put together can ever attend to properly. What I am getting at, if you really feel you’ve been called to this Movement and especially to the apostle's level, I am suggesting to you very fervently and hopefully, persuasively, the Shepherds of Christ Ministries can use all the spare time, all the ministerial time you have to give to the work of the Kingdom. You don’t have to go around looking for other ministries to contribute your time to. You are free to do that, you are free to leave the Movement at any time. We are not forcing anyone to stay, we hope everybody stays but we have had people leave.

    So there should always be that, that sense of freedom if you want to lessen off your commitment or hopefully it would never happen, but if you would chose to leave the commitment, Jesus respects your freewill.

    But looking at it again positively I’m suggesting to you—there is so much work to be done in the Movement. So this first day of February which happened to be the month of the feast of St. Claude de la Columbiere, February the 15th, who has been one of the greatest apostles to the devotion to the Heart of Jesus in the history of the Church, so in a certain sense it’s a type of month of the Sacred Heart because of his feast, so I ask that all of us renew our commitment to the Movement. And again realize the great privilege, that’s one of the first ways to persevere in the Movement and to grow in the Movement, everyday to thank God for the great graces He has given you in the Movement.

    And I ask you just briefly to look back over your lives, now compared to when you joined the Movement. Has not Our Lord through Our Lady drawn you so, so, so much closer to Them. And He in turn has led you so much closer to the Father and the Spirit. The chairman of our theology department, the first departmental meeting when he took over, he said Xavier has been very good to me, now I feel it’s payback time and I think I should serve the University being chair of the Theology department. Being chair of a department, it’s really a pain of any department. But those words stick in my mind, he says now it is payback time. I should payback Xavier for all the good Xavier has done to me. I suggest we keep that in mind in reference to Jesus in His Movement. It’s always payback time. He does not give us graces and gifts in the Movement just for ourselves. Every gift of Jesus has a social dimension, it’s meant not only for my own spiritual growth, but for growth of the Kingdom. And so if we find ourselves becoming somewhat complacent in our gifts received through the Movement and not properly using them at least to the full extent that we could and helping to spread the Movement, helping to spread the Kingdom, then let us resolve here and now to do better.

    Perseverance in the Movement—all vocations, all callings need perseverance. I pray for perseverance as a Jesuit every day of my life. I pray for perseverance. I’m suggesting to all of us that we pray for perseverance in the Movement and not just a status quo type of perseverance, but pray for a perseverance which will allow us to dynamically grow and be greater apostles in the Movement. And we have to take the means to persevere.

    First of all, of course, is Mass and communion, then our visit to the Blessed Sacrament, saying the rosary and listening to at least five minutes a day to a live rosary which Rita receives, praying the hourly prayers without feeling overburdened. If you begin to feel overburdened by the hourly novena just make a 30 second prayer, say Jesus, say the three invocations, “Lord ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you, through the intercession of Mary, thy most holy mother I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted” and just say we pray for all needs of the Shepherds of Christ Movement and the other two invocations. You can do that in about 30 seconds. And then at times of course when you have the time and you feel moved bring in the specific intentions. But that hourly prayer has great power to keep our motivation up but it should not on the other hand feel burdensome to you. If it feels burdensome to you for any length of time, just use the short form for quite a while.

    [Note: servants and handmaids and apostles of the Good Shepherd of the Shepherds of Christ Movement go to daily Mass and spend one hour before the tabernacle and pray hourly for the priests, the Church and the world.]

    Reading the Blue Book messages, at least just a few minutes a day, can do wonders to help us persevere in the Movement. Renew your love and commitment to the Movement. Included in that renewed love and commitment I think should be a resolution that we don’t bad mouth the Movement, certainly not to those outside the Movement, certainly not even to those within the Movement. We have problems, we always have had some, we always will, the universal Church has monumental problems. But we have to learn how to handle the problems responsibly. If you have a significant problem please contact John or Rita, talk it over with them, with me if you feel so called. They usually report problems to me. I’m in constant contact with them. Currently I talk to them each day about the Movement, what’s going on, strong points, weak points and so forth. If you have problems with the Movement, don’t spread your problem with the problems to somebody else who starts to think negatively also.

    I mean go to Jesus, of course, first of all, but then bring your problem to somebody who has the authority in the Movement to handle it. That’s very, very important, 'cause our loyalty and love for the Movement, I think are significantly harmed when we don’t take that approach. Obedience in the Movement is going to become more and more important as the Movement grows. Any organization needs a certain structure, a hierarchy of command, obedience to legitimate authority. When John asks you to do something, please try to answer his request. If you can’t, just tell him I can’t do it now. When he directs you to do something, which is stronger than a request, don’t give him a hard time. Jesus wants obedience in the Movement. No Movement can survive or progress without obedience, without a structure of command. John has a terrifically difficult job. Don’t make it more difficult for him by, as I say, giving him a hard time or by never answering his request for help.

    I understand that the level of volunteerism here at the center has gradually slackened off over recent months, and it is very difficult to get people together to do our mailings. We can’t keep depending on just a few people all the time. Here again it’s payback time. I mean everyday is payback time. You can never fully repay Jesus for what He has done for us or what He continues to do for us. Now we have to use Christian prudence in all this, we’ve got family duties; we’ve got other duties that’s God’s will for us. We have to take care of those. But granting all those other calls on our time and our energy, if Jesus has called you to this Movement, He’s called each and every one of you, then He expects you to live up to your commitment. And if it’s always looked upon, if you feel it’s always more of a burden than a privilege, then I think a person has to consider, 'Shall I stay in the Movement?' Jesus loves a cheerful giver. Suffering is involved, is it not? Any following of Christ involves suffering. Any non following of Christ brings suffering, and a greater suffering—those who don’t believe, who don’t have any religious faith or conviction. They end up suffering much more than we who suffer in the following of Christ.

    I would like to read you something that I’ve written on suffering that will appear in the next newsletter—
 

FATHER CARTER'S VOICE WAS VERY SAD and VERY LOVING.

 

        Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 Issue 1

Suffering

To follow Jesus entails a willingness to suffer for Him and His cause. The furthering of any worthwhile cause demands a spirit of sacrifice, a willingness to endure a variety of hardships and difficulties. We cannot expect it to be otherwise regarding the cause of Christ. To help further the process of ongoing redemption demands a price.

There is an almost endless variety of pains, sufferings, and difficulties which can arise in following Jesus and promoting His cause. At times seeing few, if any, visible results of our labors, feeling unappreciated, experiencing opposition, sometimes comprehending that we are being hated precisely by some of those whom we are striving to help, at times being laughed at and ridiculed—these are some of the ways we experience the sufferings of an apostle.

The suffering involved in contributing to the process of ongoing redemption is not, however, the complete picture. The happiness resulting from commitment to Christ and His mission far outweighs the hardships. To be aware that one is so intimately loved by Jesus, to experience the satisfaction that one is contributing to a cause that cannot fail, to play a role in helping to bring to others the love and peace of Jesus—all of this makes for a life that has no equal. The committed follower of Christ, experiencing what it means to be closely associated with Jesus, realizes why St. Peter said, Lord,…it is wonderful for us to be here. (Mt. 17:4). 
 

Father Carter's talk continues

    So in God’s plan in the following of Christ, suffering is always meant to lead to greater life here and hereafter, not only greater life for us as we grow in Jesus through the proper handling of suffering, but also greater life in the sense that we become more apt instruments for channeling His life to others, as we are purified by His suffering, so that we may more and more allow Him to live in and through and for us. One of the greatest Apostles of all times of suffering showing us the place of suffering in the Christian dispensation is St. Paul. He brings out this theme of death-resurrection of Jesus and our participation in it in various places in his writing. I think one of the most dramatic of those places is in

   

2 Corinthians 4: 7-11

The hardships and hopes of the apostolate

But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God’s and not our own. We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair; we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us; always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our body. Indeed, while we are still alive, we are continually being handed over to death, for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our mortal flesh.
 

Father Carter's talk continues

    So we suffer with Jesus, so that here below and in eternity, so that we may live more with Him, and that we may become more fit instruments for helping to channel His life to others. We have a particular way of doing that, a magnificent way within the Shepherds of Christ Movement. He hung upon a cross on a hill called Calvary. He had already suffered so much, had He not? He had been brutally scourged at the pillar, crowned with thorns, laughed at, ridiculed, without sleep. He had to carry the heavy cross up the hill, upon reaching the hill He was mercilessly nailed to the cross. He hung there in that agonizing suffering until death came. His side was pierced and from His pierced Heart flowed blood and water, symbols of sacramental life in the Church, Baptism and the Eucharist. And as He hung on that cross nearing death in that brutalized suffering, St. Francis de Sales, who was a Doctor of the Church—a Doctor of the Church means that the Church recognizes not only the great holiness of the person, but the great learning, the great wisdom—in one of his classic works, St. Francis de Sales, his work Treatise on God's Divine Love, he says, “As Jesus hung upon the cross there in that brutal suffering each of us was present to Him. He knew each of us intimately and the perfect one gave His last drop of blood for you and for me.” So if we ever have problems with our motivation in the Movement, I suggest that we come to the foot of the cross and we realize what Jesus has done for me and continues to do. It is payback time. St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, has left us this beautiful prayer, “Lord teach me to be generous, teach me to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing that I do your will.”  

    Now I will give the blessing. May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit descend upon you and remain forever. Amen.

end of Father Carter's talk February 1, 1998

 

From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Today’s Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. It’s a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, I’m sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of God’s grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.  end of Father Carter's homily
  

                Song: Live This Day


 

                R. Dear Jesus, help us to see the light
                    this day –

                    Today is a day God gives us
                        to live as He desires –
                        in the light, to love –
                        to see the moment and
                        to live it fully as God
                        wants us to do –

                Some people are attached to their
                    past –
                    They may have had suffering –
                    deep suffering and it taints
                    everything they do and think
                    today –
                    like a ball and chain around
                    their ankle – every day can
                    be a dark day to them because
                    they refuse to leave the past
                    behind, they can proceed in
                    fear ahead unhappy every day
                    because of the darkness they
                    carry from their past – they need
                    healing – need to live every moment
                    now as God wants them to, to
                    love and serve Him –
                    to walk in the light –
                    to love others –
                    to live in the moment with others
                        in love –

                God is there now – watching our
                    performance as we are on
                    the stage of life –

                The Blue Books tell us how He
                    wants to live in us and He
                    wants us to live in Him –

 

Excerpt from May 13, 1993

Jesus: My dear child, if you stay close to Me, then I live in you and you live in Me. I am He Who created you and I love you with such an intensity that you will never know. My words are your truth. You must abide in My heart in all things. There is no room for doubt. My ways are steadfast, direct, and without error...

 

                R. A healthy person learns from the past
                    and lives in the light – walking
                    in the light with Jesus –

                Jesus is with us –

                Heaven is real –

                We were created to love –
 

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.’

 

                R. A person can get up and be
                so one in love with Jesus. God
                is real – this is reality – and He
                loves us so much –

                Say "yes" to God –

                Say "yes" to the moment –

                Do as God wants us to this
                    moment –

                Leave your past behind – learn
                    from it and live as a wounded healer.

                Leave mom and dad home –

                A person can still be acting out their
                    past on every one around them –
                    acting like adult-children –
                    they need healing –

                The Blue Books help us to love in
                    relationships with God and others –

                What a gift God has given us – we need
                    to use them –
                    to spread them –
                    to pray in the light – living in
                    the light –

                not engulfed like adult-children –
                living a bad day every day because
                of a dysfunctional - unloving
                home life in the past –

                Jesus recommends writing a love letter
                    to Him for 10 minutes –
                    then opening the Blue Books anywhere –
                    then reading it for 10 minutes –
                    then meditating on Him and our
                    relationship for 10 minutes –

                We can open the Blue Book anywhere
                    all day and Jesus will bring
                    us to what reality is –
                    reality is in Him –

                Today is the Day God has made –
                    let us rejoice and be glad
                    in us –

                God has a plan for us today –

                God loves us so much –

                Love is not limited –

                Fr. Carter used to tell me – the more
                    I learned to trust him, it would
                    help me trust Jesus –

                And the more I trusted Jesus, it
                    would help me trust him –

                I had trust and it grew –

                We need to trust those special people
                    in our lives God has given us
                    to trust –

                We need to trust Jesus –

                Keep saying

                    "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place
                        my trust in Thee"

                God intends us to walk hand-in-hand
                    in love with each other –
                    so He gave us the commandments
 

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.’

 

                R. When we see Jesus watching us on
                    the stage – we know He is
                    judging us on how we loved –

                God has created us – He is the
                    Creator, we are the creatures –

                A person can get up day after day
                    after day living with the past
                    fears and unfinished business
                    hurting every day they live –

                Oh, they may say, I never had a
                    good day –

                It takes God to live in the virtues
                    of faith, hope and love – these
                    are theological virtues –

                It takes living in the moment,
                    relationship with God – NOW
                    relationship with others – NOW

                It takes loving and unity –

                It takes trust –

                Song: Live This Day


 

                R. Using the Blue Books help us
                    to say yes to loving now –
                    love is not limited –

                Eternity is a time to love, we
                    are on a journey here preparing
                    ourselves – to love – to live
                    in the light –
                    to live to do God's will in love –
                    not to be afraid to trust others God
                    has put in our lives to trust and
                    work with –

                There is strength in uniting with
                    those God has put in our
                    lives to work with, to trust –
                    to love –
                    to unite with –
                    trust-worthy others –

                We are called to learn from the past
                    and walk and live in the
                    present – in the light of Jesus –

                Fr. Carter carried the Prayer for Union with Jesus –
                    in his pocket by his heart and he prayed it all
                    day –

 

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 in 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.

January 17, 1994

 

                R. What a gift these letters of love from
                    Jesus are.

                We are loved so much Jesus gave
                    Himself for us –

                We are never alone –

                When we are baptized we receive
                    a sharing in God's life –

                The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell
                    in our graced, baptized soul –

                We are children of the Father –

                His love for us is perfect, not like
                    the love of our imperfect
                    parents –

                This is reality – we are here to love –
                    commissioned in baptism to
                    go out and spread the Good News –

                We spread the Blue Books

                Love does not run out.
             

26 Years Ago

October 5, 1992 - 3:30am

R.  Dear Jesus, Give me Your hand to write this book for you. I am your servant. I want to be Your hand to this world. If you, Lord Jesus, would write a book, what would you say?

Jesus:  My dear children,

   Today I come to deliver a message to each of you. I want to tell you of each person's dignity, of their beauty and their self-worth. Each child is, oh, so uniquely precious to My Most Sacred Heart. Each child is full of the talents I have given to them. Each person is divinely created by God and given all these gifts to be happy and love one another.

   The problem comes when you feel you will be left out. That you will be left by another who has trodden on you and will do it again. I see you all as My most precious children. I watch your every move and know all pain and anguish in your heart. My Heart aches, you have insecure feelings about yourself. I came to this earth I died for you. I felt cold, hungry, lonely on this earth. You need not worry that no one knows the pain and anguish in your heart. God created you with such special gifts and talents. It is important for you to raise above your wound and forgive those who hurt you.

   You need only turn your will and your life over to Me and I will guide you in all your ways. I have all the Power. Many are not of My ways. The key to life is to recognize your faults, but still know you are this precious gift of My Father a gift to this world. This world is in need of your strength. Running yourself down, blaming others hurting them can cause you misery and pain. At this very moment, you are the precious creation of God!! You must operate with Me in your heart.

   You need not run yourself down. I am with you every day guiding your ways, lest your foot stumble and you lose your way. You will not wander far from your path if every day you keep bringing your focus back to Me. If you dare let Me be at the helm, if you dare to really let Me run your life, I will do with you such wonders that you yourself would be amazed. But you will know with such ease when you did these things that you did not do them alone. You will know My power, moving the mountain, My power chipping at the stone, My power working on your hardest problem and you will be set free.

   Oh yes, you will be set free and know a serenity that only comes from letting go and letting Me run your life. To you, My child, I have given all that is good. I made you My holy soldier, My warrior in a world of pain and hatred. You are the light that shines in the darkness, you are the coat to a cold child, you are the smile that warms a troubled and lonely heart. You are the comfort for everyone you meet, because My most precious Heart powers you, smiles through you, understands and loves through you.

   Love your fellows for Me. There are so many troubled hearts that need to know My love. I can love through you if you let Me, I can be their friend through you if you let Me. I am He who comforts you and you are he who comforts them. My power is endless, it never runs out, there is not a power failure EVER. In your darkest hour, My light shines in the darkness and I say to you, "Oh blessed of My Father, look at yourself with awe, you are My creation, you are indeed so precious to Me, you are My light to this world, you are My hands and My feet and most of all My Heart."

   Oh, you are My loving Heart, to those who are bowed down, to those who are lost in the darkness, you carry My smile and wear My armor in a world that is trying to tear one another down with hate and ugliness. There is gentleness, there is love, there is hope in you, if you open yourself up to Me. Be My knight to the world, wear My armor. I am your God and I will protect you from the darkness. Plug into My power, be not afraid, I go before you always and you can rest in My arms when you feel weary. You can put your head in My lap and weep, you will know, I am truly with you and you are My light to this world. I created you so special - to cast out fear in the darkness, to clothe the naked, to give hope to the oppressed, to be as I live in you and love through you and you are My smile and I touch My hurting ones through your love.

   You are he who loves this world. You must stay plugged into My power-source. This world is hungry for My love. It needs My love, I give to them through you. I am your God and I made you as a gift to the world. You are filled.

    Focus on Me and your life will be abundant and whole, joy in suffering, freedom — but  you can take the knocks because you will know you do not go it alone, but with Me. I love you My precious child.   end of October 5, 1992

 

                R. Love is in Him –

                We trust God –

                We trust – trust worthy others –

                We must die to our imperfections
                    and live to be more perfect
                    as our heavenly Father is
                    perfect –

                Mary is our Mother that walks
                    by our side

                We are preparing for the fullness
                    of life in heaven –

               

John 14: 1-7

    Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
    You trust in God, trust also in me. 
    In my Father’s house 
        there are many places to live in; 
    otherwise I would have told you. 
    I am going now to prepare a place for you, 
    and after I have gone 
        and prepared you a place, 
    I shall return to take you to myself, 
    so that you may be with me 
    where I am. 
    You know the way 
        to the place where I am going. 

    Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: 

        I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. 
    No one can come to the Father 
        except through me. 
    If you know me, 
        you will know my Father too. 
    From this moment you know him 
        and have seen him. 

 

                R. Let not your hearts be troubled –

                Jesus before the bitter passion told
                    them this before He was going
                    out to be arrested –

                He knew what would happen
                    to Him and He was thinking
                    of them telling them –
                    "Let not your hearts be
                        troubled"

                Then He told them – He is preparing
                    a place for them.

                Later –

                Jesus ascended into heaven to prepare
                    a place for us –

                We have the same soul –

                    We have to prepare ourselves –

                    Admit our wrong doing and
                        ask for forgiveness and
                        mercy from God –

                Live by the will of God –

                Put ourselves in the hands of God –

 


 

                R. The Blue Books are the Mighty Medicine –
                    We have to live in the moment –
                    not live in darkness – locked
                    in past fears –
                    so we really don't live at all –

                Keep living a bad day – like some
                    adult-children who refuse
                    to let the past behind
                    because of being attached
                    in fear to it –

                We need to learn from the past
                    and walk in the light
                    today – with God dwelling
                    in our graced baptized
                    soul –

                United to our brothers God intends
                    us to work with - trust –

                Doing God's will

 

  1. 1 John 4: 17-21

    1. Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.

 

 

April 3, 2017

A Prayer for Grace and Holiness today
A prayer to work in love and holiness
 

John 16: 23

"If you ask the Father anything in my name,
    He will give it to you"

R. God wants our unity – we ask for this
    unity – that the Spirit of God fill
    us and help us to be holy –
    that we do not hold onto any of the deadly
    sins that block us from this unity –
    that the Holy Spirit can work in our souls,
    so we can be His instruments of love
    and peace and joy among our brothers.

We pray this heavenly Father in the name of
    Jesus who said ask in my name and
    it will be given to you.

    Let us experience the joy of unity and love
    on a supernatural level and know You
    our beloved God – more and more supernaturally.
    We want our hearts to be sanctified in
    our love and work so we are holy and
    pleasing to You God.

Come to us Lord and possess our soul.

We want to walk as God intends us
    to walk today in the plan of God,
    in the work He has called us to do today.

We know that we must cooperate with the grace
    You are giving us – now and today to
    bring unity and peace and love to this
    day as we serve to do the work – You are
    calling us in our vocation to do.

Dear Heavenly Father, hear our prayer,
    in the name of Jesus, we pray,
    we ask, heavenly Father for these
    graces necessary this day to
    bring peace, love and joy to
    our relationships and work – as You
    work in us.

    We seek perfection in our souls to be holy
    souls likened to You – in work
    and in play – to be holy in prayer –
    we invite You Holy Spirit to be
    the Guest of our soul.

We seek order in our lives, not disorder.

We beg for the virtues of faith, hope, love,
    prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice,
    and humility. We seek to be obedient
    to the will of God and live obedient to
    the will of God in love.

Come Holy Spirit Come into our hearts. Transform
    us from fear to fearlessness to serve
    You as You desire in our lives.

Help our actions to be for the glory and honor
    of God with the goal of these actions
    to one day be in heaven with Thee,
    our beloved God.

Heal our hearts and our bodies – Help
    us to have health of body now in
    this work you call us to do.

Instill in us a desire to want to only
    do the will of the heavenly Father
    and to walk in holiness and love.

We pray all these prayers heavenly Father,
    united to Jesus, in His name for
    grace and holiness today and always.

Help us to live by right reasoning in
    our lives – to have the truth
    in our every thought and to live
    in order as You operate in us
    in unity and love.

Come to me Lord and possess my soul.

We seek order in our lives – Your order
    to love in us, to help us to act as
    You desire, to have the thoughts
    that are in right reasoning and in
    Your order, Lord.

Give us the grace to use our faculties
    to love and serve You and do
    Your work.

Give us faith and right reasoning.

Help us to love and be just in our actions.

Help us to seek Your Divine Will and to
    perform those actions, which are actions
    pleasing to You in everything.

Come to us Lord and purify our consciences,
    our souls.

Help us to hope and love in Thee.

We seek heavenly vision – to see
    things through the eyes of
    the heavenly Father and to be
    perfected more and more in doing
    God's will in our lives.

We pray for the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

We pray for this purity in our souls –
    to live virtuously, to be perfected
    more and more and filled with the
    gifts of the Holy Spirit –
    Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel,
    Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety
    and Fear of the Lord 

    and to have the fruits of the Holy Spirit –
    charity, joy, peace, patience,
    benignity (kindness), goodness,
    long-suffering, mildness,
    faith, modesty, continency,
    and chastity.

We do not want the enemies to
    invade our thoughts, our
    actions, our lives –

We pray to give up ugly bad habits of the
    deadly sins –
    pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth

We know on this journey we will
    experience sufferings and joys
    and we accept the struggles
    in life and ask You to help us,
    strengthen us in our lives to
    suffer and rejoice as You
    desire us to do in our lives.

We want to be a reflection of Your
    heavenly love – to be full of light –
    Your light in us. To operate in
    light and not darkness – IN You,
    our beloved God.

We want to follow in the footsteps
    of Jesus in giving love and
    light and unity to those
    we contact in our lives –

         

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

 

 

April 4, 2017

                R. Dear Holy Spirit please come to me the
                Guest of my soul. Please pour
                into me Your virtues and gifts.

                    Dear Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in me.
                Please fill me with the
                supernatural gifts I received at
                baptism – that they may grow
                ever greater to know and love supernaturally.

                Dear Holy Spirit,

                    Please mold in me more and
                more the image of Jesus in my
                heart and soul.

                                

           From Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with your gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. As we dwell in the Heart of Mary, Your spouse, fashion us more and more according to the Heart of Jesus.

end of excerpt

  

                R. Help me to live my life praising
                and loving God in love and
                being as God wants me to be.
                Holy Spirit be the Guest of my soul.
                Come Holy Spirit fill me with the Spirit –
                Let the Spirit of God be in me.
 

John 16:12-15

I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you
    to bear now.
However, when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking
    of his own accord,
but will say only what he has been told;
and he will reveal to you
    the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.

 

                Sing: Come Holy Ghost

                Sing: Come Holy Spirit

                R. Let the Light of Christ live
                in my soul. Amen.

                    We see when the Holy Spirit lives
                in us there is cooperation with
                the Plan of God, Our heavenly Father.
                The Holy Spirit brings unity to the soul –
                order in our hearts – direction
                according to and with God,
                our heavenly Father who
                created us in the image and
                likeness of God.

             

Genesis 1: 26-27

God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

God created man in the image of himself,
    in the image of God he created him,
    male and female he created them.

 

                R. The Holy Spirit opens our hearts and
                souls to God – so God can dwell
                in us more abundantly.

                    Come to me God and possess my
                soul –

                Sing: 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.

                    We are imperfect – the Holy Spirit
                comes to transform our souls
                more and more in the image and
                likeness of Jesus –

                    Come to me Lord and possess
                my soul –

                    God fills us more and more abundantly
                with His life –

                Sing Song: I Love You Jesus


 

                R. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of the
                Virgin Mary – perfect handmaid
                of the Lord.

                    The Holy Spirit wants to transform
                us more and more into the image of Jesus.
                We were created for this –

                    Oh God, we are so grateful for
                the sacrament of baptism and
                the other sacraments. We are
                so grateful for the Eucharist
                whereby, you feed the life you
                gave to us.

                    God gives us a sharing in
                His life in baptism and feeds
                us with the Body and Blood
                of Jesus in the Eucharist.

                Come to me Lord and possess my soul –               

Sing: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

               

1 Corinthians 3: 16

    Do you not realise that you are a temple of God with the Spirit of God living in you?

   

                R. We consecrate ourselves to God.
                We give ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
 
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 THE TWELVE STEPS OF AA 

                Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

                    1.  We admitted we were powerless over alcohol,
                            that our lives had become unmanageable.

                    2.  Came to believe that a Power greater than
                            ourselves could restore us to sanity.

                    3.  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives
                            over to the care of God as we understood Him.

                    4.  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

                    5.  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human
                            being the exact nature of our wrongs.

                    6.  Were entirely ready to have God remove all
                            these defects of character.

                    7.  Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

                    8.  Made a list of all persons we had harmed,
                            and became willing to make amends to them all.

                    9.  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
                            except when to do so would injure them or others.

                    10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we
                            were wrong promptly admitted it.

                    11.  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
                            conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
                            praying only for knowledge of His will for us and
                            the power to carry that out.

                    12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps,
                            we tried to carry this message to alcoholics,
                            and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 
             

Excerpt from Blue Book 18

March 8, 1998 Sunday

Glorious Mysteries

Song: Turn to Me

The Resurrection

1. A message from Florida, a message from Jesus, April the 1st of 1997.

Jesus: You are the leader. There will be no one in line behind you. You may be on the hill and look around and no one will appear to be near, but I am there in the silence of that moment. Know I am with you. The Father and the Holy Spirit are with you. You are one with My Mother and are surrounded by angels and saints.

    The world is blind and they do not see. You must see with spiritual vision. See the world beyond. It is real. You are not alone. I am with you at every second, watching you and controlling your breath.

                R. This is from the Apostle’s Manual.

April 1, 1997 continues

Jesus: If you cease to believe, who will be the leader? All I have called through you must realize they are the leaders. No one may appear to be near, no one is in line behind you.

    You must be constantly motivated by faith. It comes down to this – it is your belief. For, if I call you and you do not hear Me, then My work will not get done. For I am calling you and you can plug up your ears, but souls are being lost at this very moment that you can be helping through your faith. You must have fervor in your prayers.

    Satan attacks you all day, in prayer and in work. Will you listen to him or to Me?

    I am begging you to see Me alive before you as I came forth from the tomb, glistening and all white. I am here. I have called you by name. You are the apostles I am calling. If you say ‘no’ the work will not get done.

    Read this letter over and over and when you are alone and feel as if you are standing on the hill by yourself see the heavens open up. See Me in celestial light as you saw Me transfigured on the altar. See the great vision of March 26, 1996. Read that message. See Me almost dead on the cross as I was on December 5, 1996 at Immaculata. See My lips move and hear Me speak. No one is listening. They will hear you speak. They will respond to you.

2. April 1, 1997 continues

Jesus: If you give into satan, they will not hear and they will not know for his whole attempt is to silence you.

    So you go to the hilltop. You are close to Me. You look around and you see no one. Below the hill is a throng of people. They have forgotten I exist. The heavens open and I appear and the sky is filled with saints and angels. They continue talking and laughing at the bottom of the hill. The celestial light falls upon them and they continue as in a fog and as blind men to focus on the rocks and the things of this earth. And you speak.

                R. The voice of the Good Shepherd.

Jesus: The voice they hear is your voice from the top of the mountain. You appear to be alone by these blind men, but the heavenly court has surrounded you and you see not with earthly vision but with the eyes of faith and you speak in My Name...

3. April 1, 1997 continues

    “Glory and Praise to God! Hear the words of your Savior. Listen from the mountain top for He has risen and we are His witnesses.”

Jesus: He calls you from the mountain and you say nay for your foolish whims. Come to the mountain top with Me and you will taste of milk sweeter than honey. You will run and not get weary, you will be His faithful witnesses. You will be the children of light shining from the mountain top on the dark world below.

    Oh, do not say no, My chosen ones, you are My children of light. I have called and you have responded. Do not be discouraged, but encouraged for (she) appears, the Lady of Light, the Lady of Fatima, the Lady of the Holy Rosary. She appears Our Lady in Clearwater to bring about the completion of the Fatima message there. If you do not believe, who will I send to do the work for I have chosen you!

    The Fatima mission will greatly unfold there through the Shepherds of Christ Movement. She appears Our Lady of Light in all the splendor to call her children to her Son, Jesus. She appears as Our Lady of Fatima, 80 years later, to call to the world, to deliver the same message she delivered then. Come to the water and drink and you will not be thirsty for God has visited His people. He has risen. He sends great gifts in the woman clothed as the sun on your building. Some look and they do not see. Some are touched for their hearts are open to the graces that are pouring out there.

4. R. And Mary speaks on that day, April the 1st.

April 1, 1997 continues

Mary: I appear to you, the woman clothed as the sun, Our Lady of Fatima, in splendor and glory to lead a sick race to holiness, to lead them to healing in the Heart of my Son. For His Heart will reign despite all the actions of men. I appear Our Lady of Fatima on the (former) bank in Florida to you this day. This is my message. This is my little Fatima in the Americas. A permanent sign I give to you this day on the building, a sign for the world and for you.

    And you, my chosen one, have faith for it is faith that will save you. The devil wants you stopped. If you listen to him, who will lead the people to my Son? You have been called and chosen by me, Our Lady of Fatima, the woman clothed as the sun and there will be the weeping and gnashing of teeth for many will be lost forever. I send you in the darkness as a beacon light to the world.

    I love you. I am your Mother Mary.

5. R. On December the 26th of 1997, I received this message from Jesus. The Morrow center was in a state of collapse and so, too, was the center in Florida. And this is the message, almost a year and a half later, that Jesus spoke to us.

December 26, 1997

Jesus: I give to you the plan of the Father and you are a leader for Me. You report to Me. I give messages to you through My messenger. If the party receiving the message does not wish to obey, they turn on the messenger. They become autonomous. They are right. I have given messages that have been disobeyed because you have listened to others. You are to report upward. I give My authority to Fr. Carter, all authority to John, the president, who acts in Fr. Carter’s absence and he concurs with him, and authority to My messengers, Fr. Carter and Rita to deliver My messages. You are at the top of the hill and people who do not have authority are gathering around the base of the hill and shaking the mountain. You are listening to the voices from the throng below. Your Movement is in dire need of direction and obedience. This is an urgent message before it collapses. The main message is obedience. It is living in the Father’s will. It is love. It is working for the honor and glory of God. The lack of true communication at the center in Morrow displeases Me greatly. This is a communication center for the Shepherds of Christ Movement in the world, the shepherds heralding the good news at My birth. I give to you My messages to bring about the Reign of My Sacred Heart. I am not being obeyed. The focus must be for the honor and glory of God. I carried the cross to the end of the hill of Calvary and mounted it.

R. A shining star from the top of the mountain of Calvary, a glorious vision as we had in the Gospel this morning, the transfigured Lord on the mountain. And the grace is outpoured at every Mass that we attend as the priest celebrates the Mass and grace is released. This is our mission: to help to bring about the completion of the Fatima mission, that holy priests will be celebrating the Mass, and that the glories of heaven will be felt by all those at the bottom of the hill below as priests celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in one mind and one heart. The voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through the writings in this Movement. We are the voice of the Good Shepherd, heralding the good news to the people of the earth below.

6. December the 26th, 1997 continues

Jesus: I give to you the Blue Book messages as a blueprint to bring about the Reign of My Heart. If you, as leaders, do not live by these messages, you cannot be leaders. You must all, including Fr. Carter, John, and Rita, read the messages everyday and live by them. You must listen to the rosary tapes at least 5 minutes a day. This is My live message for you. It is to your benefit to listen to the rosaries.

    It is our mission to help to bring the light to the people of the earth, for He speaks to us, the voice of the Good Shepherd. He has given to us the greatest grace. We have become one in Him. He has, most intimately, allowed us to know Him. Now it is our mission to bring this light to the throng below the hill.

    But who will speak to them if you are afraid? Are you afraid, My beloved ones? For I have called you to this rosary this day to hear this message. Listen attentively. I hear you as you slumber and you sleep and is that not how it was in the Gospel? For the apostles were sleeping. They were sleeping in the garden and I spoke. The world is sleeping and they do not hear. I am asking you to come to the rosary with your heart open with attentiveness. For what you do here today will make the difference as to whether this country goes into war. This is not a funny matter. This is an urgent message from the Good Shepherd to you. Will you listen. Will you heed the words? Or will you be willful? Will you be earthy? Or will you embrace the gifts that I have given and be taken to the top of the mountain and know Him most intimately in the Mass. The choice is up to you. For the devil presses on your mind and what goes through your mind? Thoughts of division?

    Focus on earthly matters, and he did this and she did that and I’m not feeling good about myself, for how am I today? I don’t feel very good about myself today, so therefore I see all the dark corners of the earth. But yet the voice of the Good Shepherd speaks to me. He has raised us to the top of the mountain. He has transfigured Himself before our eyes. He has given us great gifts into knowing Him. He has outpoured His grace in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the priest, he mounts the altar of Sacrifice on that mountaintop and the grace is outpoured.

    Do you see the mission that I give to you, My beloved ones? It is up to you, the state of this world. Do you see or are you blind? Or will you go to the bottom of the hill and converse for awhile about who did this and that, for satan talks in your head. And I have told you over and over again that I communicate in your hearts. I give to you these messages to be read, to be studied, to be obeyed. Are you ready to take action? I am the Good Shepherd and I have called you by name to this farm this day. Will you be there? Will answer the call?”

7. December the 26th, 1997 continues

Jesus: Your Movement is in danger of collapse because of the willfulness of the leaders. You must, every person, spend time in private prayer, daily Mass and Communion. Talking to others outside of the Movement about problems, talking to others that are not leaders will open you to bad information from satan. You continue to discuss the plan with others and the Movement is suffering. And I give to you this message. When you listen to the voices in your head, many times they are the voices of satan that wishes you to follow your own way. I communicate to you in your heart. I am asking you, My shepherds, to study the messages that I have given to you, to not wander astray on your own theories and decide to do willful things on your own. A shepherd follows the messages that I have given. You are in training to be a shepherd for the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Other ministries have other material to study. I am calling you to focus on the Blue Book messages, Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the Apostle’s Manual, the material that is given through Fr. Carter and Rita. You are in training. Other material at this time will be a distraction. It will lead you astray. It will keep you from your focus. Are you a shepherd or are you a traitor? I am asking you this day, will you answer the call that I give to you? Will you follow the messages? Will you live according to the will of the Father? For this is how it will be in the end. There will be one flock and one Shepherd, living according to the Father’s will. I am calling. You can answer or you can do your own will. But if you are a shepherd in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, you must give yourself to this Movement if you are an apostle. There are others that are associates that are not committed, but the apostles, I call to strict adherence to the messages or you will suffer great problems. I am the voice of the Good Shepherd.

8. December the 26th, 1997 continues

Jesus: The authority is given under Fr. Carter, John, and the messages received from Fr. Carter and Rita. Any discussion amongst the leaders will rip your Movement apart. To question messages received by Rita and approved and reviewed by Fr. Carter and John will tear you apart.

    And so you say, “Why are you telling us this when we are meditating on the Resurrection?” Because what the world will do will immensely be effected by what you do in this Movement. There are seeds that are planted, seeds that are sprouting great trouble and division. You must follow the messages that I give to you. It is the time to up root the weeds and to bring your Movement into the strictest purity. If you are a shepherd apostle, you will follow the directions of the Good Shepherd.

9. December the 26th, 1997 continues

Jesus: The Father has a plan. You are to help the world to receive these messages to bring about the Reign of My Sacred Heart. Your Shepherds of Christ centers are for the purpose of spreading this material and obeying the directions given. Every person must obey the directions in the January 30th, 1997, Apostle’s Manual message. I will state further to take advice or discuss your problems for running the Movement with others under your authority or other members of the core group will weaken your authority. The directions are given. The Florida center is functioning to supply the world with these messages from the card which now is circulated from the site in Florida. Other materials are not to be used there. I have given over 40 books of revelations. These are undiscerned rosaries which will reach the centers. Anyone that is using other materials can spend time writing up these rosaries and listening to the messages given. You are suffering because you are being attacked by satan. You will not survive if you do not live by the messages. For I will allow you to suffer. I give you the letter for undiscerned materials. I am requiring each leader that agrees to be a leader to sign this letter promptly. I have asked the mailing concerning the cards be sent promptly. The attack by satan on the leaders has greatly effected the progress of the Movement. I am God. I am counting on the Shepherds of Christ and their prayers. My hand is raised and the Father has granted great mercy through Me to this earth because of your prayers. I am one with the Father. God is merciful. You have greatly appeased your God. Please, please do not let the throng below shake the hill. You are on the hill. You are the leader. Authority comes from above, not from those in the core group or outsiders. I am God and I love you.

10. R. This is from February the 23rd, 1997 of last year in the Apostle’s Manual on page 250 and 251.

Sacrifice

    R. When I go to Mass I offer a sacrifice. God wants our all. He wants to be first in our life. He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son.

Gen. 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18

It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. “Abraham, Abraham!” he called. “Here I am,” he replied. God said, “Take your son, your only son, your beloved Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you.

When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.

But the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven. “Abraham, Abraham!” he said. “Here I am,” he replied. Do not raise your hand against the boy,” the angel said. “Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your own beloved son.” Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

The angel of Yahweh called Abraham a second time from heaven. “I swear by my own self, Yahweh declares, that because you have done this, because you have not refused me your own beloved son, I will shower blessings on you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All nations on earth will bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed my command.  end of excerpt

                R. In the reading this morning we see Abram and it says –

Genesis 15: 5

Then taking him outside, he said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars if you can. Just so will your descendants be," he told him. Abram put his faith in Yahweh and this was reckoned to him as uprightness.

R. This is how it is and then we look into the Apostle’s Manual and we see the stars on the Christmas tree. For that is what He told me to do in the Apostle’s Manual on page 184 and 185. He said, “As the Shepherds of Christ Movement spreads (as well as other movements focused on spreading consecration to Their Hearts) the tree is covered with more hearts and the earth becomes more lighted.” And He told me to put stars all over the tree. This is how it is. For what we do here is making the sky as numerous with stars all over the earth as we spread the consecration. And so Abram, I believe, his wife was barren and they did not understand how this would come about. And we do not understand how this will come about for the earth is majorly barren and is not bearing fruit as Jesus wishes it to. And what will end up happening as we spread the consecration, the earth is being filled with children for the Kingdom of heaven. And the stars will be as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Song: Turn to Me

 

The Ascension

1. R. And the Good Shepherd speaks He says through these writings. And He gave to us on January the 22nd, His message for the earth and ask us that we would spread it all over the earth. He ascended into heaven and we truly are His apostles this day to lead the souls into the light, the children of light. And He says on January the 22nd

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

2. January 22, 1998 continues

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

3. R. On December the 5th, Jesus appeared at the point of death and His mouth was moving because no one was listening. Around December the 17th, the woman noticed Mary appearing on the building, Our Lady clothed as the sun to lead the children into the light. On the back of the Mary Message card that we circulate in Florida, it says, Mary says that this is my Son, He is the Light of the world. On August the 20th, after Fr. Carter was reinstated, Jesus appeared on the cross and He was transfigured with the greatest light and I heard the voice of the Father speak and He said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.” You are the voice of the Living God. You are the voice of the Good Shepherd speaking in this world this day to unveil the Scriptures and to lead the children to the light. He speaks in these messages. He is not giving messages like this to other visionaries. He is not speaking in our heads. He is speaking in the messages. We must take the messages to our heart and study them before the Eucharist. Study them so that we will know what this mission is that He is calling us to. It is important to the salvation of the world, to the state of the world. For if we do not do what He is calling us to do, this world could go into a war.

4. R. There is not time to tarry. It was, I believe, it’s in the Apostle’s Manual. This is the book He is asking you as apostles to study. Have you studied this? This is the voice of the Good Shepherd. For us to be His apostles, we must study and study it. He wanted this message in there. It was towards the end where He says, on Ascension Thursday, He gave this message, May the 25th, 1995, and He called out and He says, “I am alive. I am alive. I am alive.” This is how it will be as the word is brought forth in their hearts. He will be alive in their hearts and the world will hear that God, the voice of the Good Shepherd, speaks and lives in the hearts of men.

5. Excerpt from May 25, 1995

Jesus: ...It is through the Shepherds of Christ Movement My love will be spread...On this Ascension Thursday, I have given you great sufferings and great joy. I have allowed you to experience the highest ecstasies in My love and plunge you into deep pain in your heart for those who reject Me.

    You, I send as missionaries to carry out the work I have begun. Be fearless and pray to the Spirit. This day I am giving you abundant graces to speak, and through this speaking, others are sent into this world as My apostles...

6. R. And I respond to this message and I say –

Excerpt from May 25, 1995

R. I cried so hard, I have never been so immersed in heartache. I heard Him shout, "I Am Alive, I Am Alive." I cried so hard, I could hardly write.

7. R. He ends the message today –

Excerpt from May 25, 1995

Jesus: The earth shakes and the Son of Man appears. He lives in the hearts of all. I want hearts on FIRE for love of Me. I want vibrancy and love from My beloved ones. Hold not back My love from this world.

8. R. In the reading from today, a reading according to Mark. We live these readings.

Mark 9: 2-5

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own  by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus, “Rabbi,” he said, “it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three shelters, ...

                R. This is really from last year. But it's in the Apostle’s Manual because He told me to put it in there.

Mark 9: 5-10

...one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

As they were coming down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.

Song: Awake from your slumber, arise from your sleep, the new day is dawning, for all those who weep.

Song: Let heaven rejoice, and earth be glad

                R. And Mary appears on the building in Florida and what does she say? She says, “My children, you have made money your god.”

9. R. And in the Gospel from today, that’s what I wanted to read too, second Sunday of Lent, “From the shining cloud, the Father’s voice is heard, “This is my beloved Son, hear him.” And this is what the Father said in the Father’s message on January the 18th. He said that He was revealing Himself through His Son Jesus, God-made-Man.

Luke 9: 28-32

   Now about eight days after this had been said, he took with him Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray. And it happened that, as he was praying, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became sparkling white. And suddenly there were two men talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep,

R. There we go.

Luke 9: 32  but they woke up and saw his glory and the two men standing with him.

R. They were on top of the mountain and they fell into a sleep.

Luke 9: 33  As these were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is wonderful for us to be here; ...

R. He’s got another idea.

Luke 9: 33  ...so let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what he was saying.

R. This is kind of like us. He takes us to the heights of the mountain in these messages. He reveals Himself most intimately to all of us in the Eucharist, when we go to Mass. We’re like transfigured in our being every time we go to the Mass and He gives Himself to us because we’ve consecrated our hearts and He keeps revealing Himself more and more to us in His writings too. And then we have another idea. And He says, “Read and study My messages. I’ve given you these great gifts. I’ve given you these writings. Would you please obey the messages! Would you please do what I am saying!”

    The Father speaks when Jesus is hanging on the cross in a transfigured state and He says to me, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.” He appeared on the cross on December 5th and His mouth is moving because people do not hear what They’re saying. But He has given us this mission. And how many of us have another idea? Do we want to be shepherds? Then we will listen to the words that the Good Shepherd is speaking to us and realize the great gift that He has given to us in this mission! And I beg of you, other ministries are for others! This is a gift! If you want to be an apostle in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, you will read and study the messages in the rosaries given. Are you a shepherd? Or do you want to be something else? And if this is your mission, then you must follow the directions that Jesus is giving to us this day. He speaks to us, the voice of the Good Shepherd. He did not tell us to build tents; He told us to build a chapel. He tells us to circulate this material. He tells us to study and read the Apostle’s Manual. For years to come, men will study these writings. What you do today will make the difference to the condition of the world.

    “Are you a shepherd?” He says. I think it was around January 25th. “Are you a shepherd or are you a traitor?” He keeps saying what He wants but we don’t hear what He wants. He wants you to be a shepherd. If you only want to be an associate, that is quite alright. But we are spread thin and He has called you to this mission. Will you commit as a lay apostle to the Shepherds of Christ Ministries? This is a religious order if you have decided to be an apostle. We go home. We live this life. But we are as it is in a religious order. We cannot function and do what He is asking us to do to bring this world into stars as numerous as the sky. It’s like that tree in the Apostle’s Manual with three or four stars on it. And in order to get the one on the other side, you have to be the voice of the Good Shepherd delivering these messages, not making messages up in your own head, deciding to make the tents or whatever it is.

    He has given us the direction. We need to spread the Priestly Newsletter. We need to spread the prayer chapters. We need to get the rosary and the consecrations in the school. Our function is the completion of the Fatima mission.

    And He wants the Host exposed on the site in Florida, behind the Blessed Virgin Mary. She appears, the Lady clothed as the sun to lead the children to her Son, Jesus. Are you a shepherd? Are you a shepherd apostle? Then hear His voice, as the Father says, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.”  

10. Luke 9: 34-36

As he was saying this, a cloud came and covered them with shadow; and when they went into the cloud the disciples were afraid. And a voice came from the cloud saying, ‘This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to him.’ And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The disciples kept silence and, at that time, told no one what they had seen.

Song: Let Heaven Rejoice, and Earth be Glad

Song: This is Holy Ground

 

The Decent of the Holy Spirit

1. Song: Come Holy Ghost

2. John 16: 23-25

When that day comes, you will not ask me any questions. In all truth I tell you, anything you ask from the Father he will grant in my name. Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete. I have been telling you these things in veiled language. The hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in veiled language but tell you about the Father in plain words.

3. R. On March the 26th, 1996, a message for Fr. Carter from Jesus

Jesus: To him who has eyes to see, they will see - not with earthly vision, but with the eyes of faith, and to him who has ears to hear, he will hear with the fluttering of the Spirit moving within him.

    I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I am the Almighty God. I say to the rocks to fall and they fall and to the grass, grow, and it grows, and to the sun, shine, and it shines. I give to you My love in these letters. Filled with My love, you will conquer this earth, not with weapons and powder or force, but with fires of My love. The fire will wipe out the hatred in the cold hearts and the earth will be covered with My celestial light. The earth will rock and I will appear in the heavens adorned in power and glory and the contrite hearts will be saved. I came to separate the sheep from the goats, the light from the darkness. I come and no one pays Me heed.

    To you, My beloved son, Father Carter, I have sent you on a mission to spread this fire that will cover this earth. The hearts of men will turn from their sick and desolate ways to hearts gentle as a little lamb.

    There will be one flock and one Shepherd and My staff will rule over all. Hearts consecrated to Our Hearts will lead the light across the earth. This light will be a light of intense brightness, brighter and hotter than any light from a flame. It will be the fire of God’s love. The Spirit will move in the hearts of all consecrated to My Heart, and you will know how fire truly spreads, for the love of God is a fire. It is vibrant. It is encompassing. It is smoldering, burning deep within and speedily spreading on the outside. No fire on this earth can ever describe the burning embers that burn from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No fire burns like the fires coming from My Heart and hearts filled with the love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    I have written your name, Fr. Carter, in My Heart, never ever to be blotted out and this earth will be renewed with the fire of God’s love through you. You are My beloved priest-son, forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. Most holy and most sacred are your hands that consecrate the Host and write My precious newsletter for My beloved priest-sons. You are never unguarded. You are held within the deepest chamber of My Heart, and you will spread My love to the priest-sons of this earth.

    I am Jesus. You will spread My love to all souls on this earth. I love you with the tenderest burning love. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior.  end of excerpt

4. R. Jesus gave us a message on November 3rd telling us we must pray to the Holy Spirit. When I failed to obey the message, I suffered intently for three days. He woke me on November the 8th telling me we must, must all pray the novena daily. We must pray the rosary, for the Holy Spirit works in the rosary giving us great lights, revealing insights into the mysteries when we consecrate our hearts to Mary.

 5. December the 19th, 1996, Mary speaks, “My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn. He is the Almighty God, the Light of the World.” (Apostle’s Manual, p. 70.)

6. R. This is from Revelation.

Revelation 12: 13-16

As soon as the dragon found himself hurled down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a pair of the great eagle's wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a time, two times and half a time. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away in the current, but the earth came to her rescue; it opened its mouth and swallowed the river spewed from the dragon's mouth.
 

        R. And then after the flood, listen to this.

Revelation 12: 17

Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God's commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus.
 

R. So, on March the 3rd we had the Falmouth flood, and then we got two messages, one on March the 3rd and then the middle of March to send out and start the telephone coordinators and pray for Fr. Carter intently; the devil is going to do everything he could to stop the 13th, to divide us, etc. It was just so intense. And then on April the 5th, Fr. Carter was removed. And then look what has happened in our Movement, how we have been pressed on since that date. I think that the devil when down after the children of light “to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.”

7. Song: Let heaven Rejoice, and Earth be Glad

8. Blue Book 14 - January 23, 1997

Mary Appears in Clearwater to Draw Souls to the Rosary Books

Mary: I appear on the building to draw men to the messages given in God’s Blue Book, Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and Tell My People. These books are the messages we give from our Hearts to draw men to our Hearts. They are the messages my Son gives to bring about the reign of His most Sacred Heart.

I ask you to circulate Mary’s Message in Florida and the rosaries (special Marian meditations and messages) of December 13, 1996, and January 13, 1997. These messages were given to reveal insights into Jesus’ most intimate love. My appearance in Florida and the Shepherds of Christ Movement must be connected. Please work with great fervor to spread my messages and the message of my Son from this location. Do not be afraid. You will make great advances in helping with the completion of the Fatima Message there.

I am Mary, your Mother. Please obey me and help me spread these materials there. I love you, my little children.  end of excerpt

9. Hail Mary

10. Excerpt from Blue Book 17 - October 8, 1997

Jesus: ....I did not put you on the earth and then leave you to yourselves. I dwelt amongst you to guide you in all your ways and the people today spit on Me as they did 2,000 years before. For all these years I waited for the likes of you, My people, and why should you have more time for false joy? Joy is not in the molten calf. It is in the words of the Savior.

    My Words are your truth, yet you try to wash them away as hearsay and of no importance.

    My Word is the Word of God mighty and true. I have been ignored and defiled in My Word. I smite you, My senseless race. I allow the dragon to devour your young for you are the senseless race. I allow the dragon to devour your young for you are the senseless children of Eve.

    Debased, proud and dead, really dead in your hearts.

    I give you sunshine and rain and you want flowers and glory.

    The glory is Mine or I will have to continue to listen to the wailing widow, a barren branch, a company of stiffs.

    Ignore Me no longer senseless ones. My hand is upon you. It will come down and wipe out the senseless virgins, the ones singing to the molten calf.

    Rachel could hear the slaughter of her children and she wept such bitter tears. The Lady Clothed as the Sun bore the barren race; they did not come to her grace-filled womb.  end of excerpt

R. On November the 8th, 1997, I was waken at 3AM after suffering so badly the day before, first Friday. I had run from the center the night before crying because of the urgency of the messages and the suffering. I feared He would do something to the world, maybe a war, because the problems at the Florida site and the Mary Message of November the 5th, 1997 in the rosary. I suffered and cried in great pain, not to be heard because I feared His wrath.


John 16: 4-13

The coming of the Paraclete

I did not tell you this from the beginning,
because I was with you;
but now I am going to the one
  who sent me.
Not one of you asks,
  'Where are you going?'
Yet you are sad at heart
  because I have told you this.
Still, I am telling you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going,
because unless I go,
the Paraclete will not come to you;
but if I go,
I will send him to you.
And when he comes,
he will show the world how wrong it was,
about sin,
and about who was in the right,
and about judgement:
about sin:
in that they refuse to believe in me;
about who was in the right:
in that I am going to the Father
and you will see me no more;
about judgement:
in that the prince of this world
    is already condemned.
I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you
    to bear now.

However, when the Spirit of truth comes ...

R. And He speaks in these messages.

John 16: 13-15

...he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking
    of his own accord,
but will say only what he has been told;
and he will reveal to you
    the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.
 

R. So, He gives to us the scriptures and He is unveiling the scriptures in all of the writings, and when They speak through the rosary is majorly coming, the “R’s” in the book, are coming from the Holy Spirit.

John 16: 16-23

    In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again. 

    Then some of his disciples said to one another, ‘What does he mean, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again," and, "I am going to the Father"? What is this "short time"? We don’t know what he means.’ Jesus knew that they wanted to question him, so he said, ‘You are asking one another what I meant by saying, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again." 

    ‘In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. A woman in childbirth suffers, because her time has come; but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering in her joy that a human being has been born into the world. So it is with you: you are sad now, but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you. When that day comes, you will not ask me any questions. In all truth I tell you, anything you ask from the Father he will grant in my name.

Song: Come Holy Spirit

 

The Assumption

1. Hail Mary
2. Hail Mary

3. R. This is a message from Mary and it’s not the first, because there was another one in the rosary on the 5th.

Jesus: My dear Florida apostles, you must bind together in one mind and one heart. I am asking Emily to write up the rosary of March the 5th, 1998, to give and copy to Don and Nancy Meyer, Paul and Joan Rush, and Don Ralph. All are to pull together to secure the building of Eucharistic adoration. The messages given are the plans of the Father, and the request of Mary are to be given to the owner of the building. I am requesting the Shepherds of Christ Movement to receive ownership of the building as a center of Eucharistic adoration. The Eucharist is to be exposed behind the Lady clothed as the sun. The Blue Book messages are to be circulated from this center and in the chapel. I request the building be converted into a mammoth chapel of Eucharistic adoration and the Shepherds of Christ materials be circulated from this site.

    She appears the woman clothed as the sun to lead men to the Eucharist and to the messages I give in Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to unveil the scriptures and bring about the Reign of My most Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Give this message to Don Ralph, Joan and Paul Rush, Nancy and Don Meyer, Joe Lee, Tom Arlinghaus, Sr. Elizabeth and her superiors. I request this message and the message of Mary, March the 5th, 1998, be given to the owner, Mike, and that he be given the messages concerning the Father’s plan for the building. I request this message be sent to Mike Galardy and all that I will reveal to you in the future. I beg you to listen to Me. This is a major part of the mission begun at Fatima. Mary appears, the Lady clothed as the sun to lead man to the Light. I am Jesus, the Light of the world. I will reign, the Lord of Hosts, on My throne. You must spread the consecration to the churches, school, and family. I give you My message of January the 22nd, 1998 for the world. Circulate this message from Florida. Give it to all listed. Prayers must be said for the renewal of the Church and the world. I give the prayers of the Good Shepherd in the Prayer Manual to bring about the Reign of My Heart, the Reign of My Eucharistic Heart. I love you. I am Jesus, Savior of the world. Harken to My voice.

 4. R. This is a message I got yesterday which was the anniversary of that Big Boom message in the second Blue Book, and it says. Maybe I was writing to Jesus. He’s told me to write this book. It’s called The Spouse of the Lamb which is messages or really writings that I write after the Eucharist, concentrating all the time of the fact that He is the Bridegroom of our soul and intently giving Himself to us.

March 7, 1998

     You take us to Your mountain top and show us Your light and the world slumbers and sleeps and the throng below the hill shakes the tree and the dead fruit falls, but they do not see it.

     We hear the voice of the Father speak, "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased." and we hear the voice of the Good Shepherd speak as He reveals His Father to us and His plan for the salvation of all men living according to His will.

     The voice of the Good Shepherd will be heard as men listen to Jesus. In this Movement, Shepherds of Christ, we pray for our priests, the Church and the world.   end of excerpt

R. This is what the Father said in His message delivered in January of 1997, especially January the 18th, where He says:

January 18, 1997

God the Father: My Dear Children,

I am the Father. My plan is unfolding through you, My beloved priest, Fr. Carter, and Rita and the core group in the Shepherds of Christ Movement...My Son has revealed Himself as never before in history into His tremendous love for men and you treat Our gift with such indifference.  end of excerpt

 

R. He is leading immensely. So although He’s saying that, and He’s saying Fr. Carter and me as the messengers.

January 18, 1997 - God the Father:

I am talking through these messages given by My Son and Mary to tell you how to accomplish this task of carrying out My plan.

 

R. This was the voice of the Father in that January 18th message. The Father spoke yesterday and He said –

March 7, 1998

God the Father: Oh, ye of little faith, you do not comprehend the gifts I give to you and that I am revealing Myself to you in these messages. Come atop the mountain and I will speak to you, and to those who slumber and sleep, they will be comforted by the words you deliver from on high. The earth will be transformed and the earth will shine with light. I created the light in the darkness, a new day dawns on those who fear the Lord and harkens to the voice of My Son. Those who reject Him will suffer a dark day. My shepherds, My Son talks to you here. The dead will know they labor in vain, for when I spoke to you through My Son, Jesus, they defiled My word I gave to you and worshiped the molten calf, a thankless generation of stiffs. Every person who operates in the Shepherds of Christ Movement must operate from the heart. Treat one another as brothers in Christ. I am the Father. Mary is your Mother and this is the holy family that I want on this earth - a holy family of brothers and sisters living according to My will. Live in Christ Jesus, My Son, the Savior of the world. Holy Spirit, come and enlighten the hearts of the faithful.

5. Song: Let heaven Rejoice, and Earth be Glad

6. This is John 3: 1-16

There was one of the Pharisees called Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, who came to Jesus by night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher; for no one could perform the signs that you do unless God were with him.’ Jesus answered:

    In all truth I tell you,
    no one can see the kingdom of God
    without being born from above.

Nicodemus said, ‘How can anyone who is already old be born? Is it possible to go back into the womb again and be born?’ Jesus replied:

    In all truth I tell you,
    no one can enter the kingdom of God
    without being born
       through water and the Spirit;
    what is born of human nature is human;
   what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    Do not be surprised when I say:
   You must be born from above.
    The wind blows where it pleases;
   you can hear its sound,
   but you cannot tell where it comes from
      or where it is going.
   So it is with everyone
      who is born of the Spirit

‘How is that possible?’ asked Nicodemus. Jesus replied, ‘You are the Teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things! 

    ‘In all truth I tell you, 
    we speak only about what we know 
    and witness only to what we have seen 
    and yet you people reject our evidence. 
    If you do not believe me 
    when I speak to you about earthly things, 
    how will you believe me 
    when I speak to you about heavenly things? 
    No one has gone up to heaven 
    except the one 
        who came down from heaven, 
    the Son of man; 
    as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, 
    so must the Son of man be lifted up 
    so that everyone who believes 
        may have eternal life in him.  
    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.
   

7. R. And there’s something in this January 18th message. This is where I really saw that Jesus was revealing the Father’s plan in the big, old Apostle’s Manual. It was at the bottom of the page and the Father said that He was revealing His plan through Jesus, His Son, in these messages and He said the Son of God and then He said the Son of Man.

8. 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44

It is the same too with the resurrection of the dead: what is sown is perishable, but what is raised is imperishable; what is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; what is sown is weak, but what is raised is powerful; what is sown is a natural body, and what is raised is a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is a spiritual body too.

R. We have to be born, brought forth in the womb of the woman in the Spirit, especially in order to see the light.

1 Corinthians 15: 45-48

So the first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; and the last Adam has become a life–giving spirit. But first came the natural body, not the spiritual one; that came only afterwards. The first man, being made of earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. The earthly man is the pattern for earthly people, the heavenly man for heavenly ones.

9. 1 Corinthians 15: 22-25

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.

10. R. And this is the reading today. This is like Jesus speaking to us from Philippians.

Philippians 3: 17

Brothers, be united in imitating me. Keep your eyes fixed on those who act according to the example you have from me.
 

R. This is like us saying this. We got to follow these messages.

Philippians 3: 18

or there are so many people of whom I have often warned you, and now I warn you again with tears in my eyes, who behave like the enemies of Christ’s cross.
 

R. I’ve done that.

Philippians 3: 19 - 4: 1

They are destined to be lost; their god is the stomach; they glory in what they should think shameful, since their minds are set on earthly things. But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his mastery.

So then, my brothers and dear friends whom I miss so much, my joy and my crown, hold firm in the Lord, dear friends.

R. This is the word of the Lord.

Song: Remember Your Love

Song: A Song from Jesus

 

The Coronation

1. Song: Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above

2. R. This is at the end on chapter 11 in Revelation.

Revelation 11: 19

Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. Then came flashes of lightning, peals of thunder and an earthquake and violent hail.  

 

Revelation 12: 1-2

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.

3. Revelation 12: 10-12

...‘Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life. So let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, disaster is coming—because the devil has gone down to you in a rage, knowing that he has little time left.’

4. Song: Immaculate Mary

5. R. And how does the Lady look at night? For she is dark and smoky looking. But the sun comes up and slowly it steals across the beautiful sky there. And the sky is heightened with this tint of beautiful pink. And very lightly it comes across a darkened sky and it is very mystical looking as we look at the sky. Kind of like the mystery of God, it is revealed to us a little at a time. And then, the bright light of the noon day shines on the woman on the building, Our Lady clothed with the sun, and she shines in such brilliance. But she shines ever more brightly when the people are there and they are receiving the materials that will lead them into the Heart of her Son through consecration. This is her intention that the children of light lead the rest of the world into the light through these messages, for it is the voice of the Good Shepherd to bring about the Reign of His Heart.

6. R. Is it not that the Lady clothed as the sun comes to lead the world to the Light of the world, her beloved Son? Is it not that He is the all-powerful, that the Lord of Hosts will reign, that He should be exposed behind this image of Our Lady clothed as the sun appearing to take the children to the Heart of her beloved Son? He is alive. He is alive. He is alive. He is truly present and with us in the Holy Eucharist. He is ignored and forgotten. And the angel at Fatima talked about the indifference and what was going on in the world with the Eucharist. What it not be complete that the Lord of Hosts would be exposed behind the image of the woman, the Lady clothed as the sun on the building in Florida?

Revelation 11: 17-18

‘We give thanks to you, Almighty Lord God, He who is, He who was, for assuming your great power and beginning your reign. The nations were in uproar and now the time has come for your retribution, and for the dead to be judged, and for your servants the prophets, for the saints and for those who fear your name, small and great alike, to be rewarded. The time has come to destroy those who are destroying the earth.’

Revelation 12: 1

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

7. Revelation 12: 17

Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God's commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus.

8. John 17: 11-19

I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you.
Holy Father,
keep those you have given me
   true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me
   true to your name.
I have watched over them
   and not one is lost
except one who was destined to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you
and I say these things in the world
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you
   to remove them from the world,
but to protect them from the Evil One.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too
   may be consecrated in truth.

9. John 17: 20-21

I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
   and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.

10. R. And we hear it over and over in the scriptures how the Son was sent by the Father to the world, that He is the Word, that He reveals to us the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Jesus: Come My little children to Me. I have called you in this rosary. This a message from Me and from My Mother to you. Will you go into the world and spread the light of My Heart to this world? I am Jesus. I speak to you, the voice of the Good Shepherd. And the heavens opened up and the voice of the Father could be heard, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.”  

Song: You are the voice of the Living God

R. This is our mission for the barren earth that we will help to bring children to the kingdom of God, children in the Spirit. And so we hear John and he says this, “In the beginning was the Word.”

R. The Word reveals to us the Father.

John 1: 1-9

In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things came into being, not one thing came into being except through him. What has come into being in him was life, life that was the light of men; and light shines in darkness, and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God. His name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that everyone might believe through him. He was not the light, he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light that gives light to everyone; he was coming into the world.

R. I lost my voice all that time and Zechariah lost his voice before John was born. And then when I went to Conyers, it was around April the 14th of 1993, I saw this slight man with a burlap sack which I believe to be John the Baptist in the house in Conyers. And then on May the 13th of 1993 I received the first Blue Book message. So from that loss of voice, He silenced the voice of the teacher and He brought forth the voice in these writings that He wanted to be heard. We are that voice. We are the voice of one crying forth in the desert to make ready the way of the Lord. For the Lord of Hosts will reign on His throne. It is immensely through Eucharistic adoration in our chapters, in our chapels, and in our centers, that we will help to bring the reign of the Lord of Hosts on this earth. It begins with the Blue Book messages, for the Blue Book messages are centered in the Eucharist and bringing the souls to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. “He was in the world.” That’s the way He feeds us through His word and through the Eucharist and that’s what He said for those 6 or 7 weeks, “Feed the hungry.” Then He started with all this Eucharist and then all the word stuff.

John 1: 10-14

He was in the world that had come into being through him, and the world did not recognise him. He came to his own and his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believed in his name who were born not from human stock or human desire or human will but from God himself. The Word became flesh, he lived among us, ...
 

                R. And He gives to us His Body and His Blood, His Flesh in the Holy Eucharist.

John 1: 14

...and we saw his glory, the glory that he has from the Father as only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus: I give to you My Body and My Blood in the Holy Eucharist. Come to Me, My beloved spouse. I am Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom of your soul. I wait for you. I love you. I long for you. Come to Me. I am giving to you the greatest grace this day. My hand is raised, but My hand is held back through the prayers that you are giving to Me in these meetings. I appreciate all the love from your hearts that you give. You must all operate in your hearts. Anyone that you deal with, you should operate in your heart.

February 5, 1998

Mary: I write to you, My shepherds, on January, (R. It starts out.) The rosaries being recited as candle rosaries and live rosaries on Tuesdays and Sundays are holding back the hand of my Son from this world.

R. Mary speaks, that's what she said February the 5th, 1998.

January 26, 1998

Jesus: I write to you, My shepherds, on January 26th, 1998 about the importance of the rosaries and the hours of the Shepherds of Christ rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I am giving the greatest graces in these rosaries. The more these rosaries are held back from the world, the more your world will suffer. Mary said that in the end, these rosaries would make the difference to help save souls. Your world is on a fine line. The souls are scattered - some for God, many more headed to destruction. The prayers you pray for hours as shepherds in the Heart of Jesus make great reparation to God and to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. God will strike the earth with power and the sickle will scatter the souls - some will be lost, some will be saved. The Shepherds of Christ are majorly praying for the salvation of souls in these Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

 Song: Turn to Me

 

 

 

                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!

                       

                          

                        

 

God's Blue Books - Love Letters from Jesus

Blue Books 1 & 2  -  $4 each
Blue Book 3  -  $3
Blue Books 4 & 5  -  $2 each
Blue Books 6A, 6B, 6C, 7,  8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13  -  $3 each
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or

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Books written by the cofounder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries
 
Rita Ring
Mass Book
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

  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
  are to help people to be more deeply united to God in the Mass. This book is available in English and Spanish with the Church’s
Imprimatur.

  $12

Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

  Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children, by Rita Ring, Short Meditations for both parents and children to be used when praying the
  rosary. These meditations will help all to know the lives of Jesus and Mary alive in their Hearts. Available in both English and Spanish with
  the Church’s
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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.
$ 4.00

God's Blue Book I by Rita Ring. Open Anywhere    This book will change your life. These are beautiful love letters to us from Jesus. A million books have been printed and circulated. Jesus loves us so much    He wants a personal relationship with us    He wants us to go to the Eucharist and be with Him before the tabernacle. $10

God's Blue Book II
The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 4.00

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.
$ 3.00

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
$ 5.00

God's Blue Book IV by Rita Ring. This book is about the love Jesus has for Mary and Mary has for Jesus and Jesus and Mary have for us    It is truly the Love of the Two Hearts. Mary appeared every day at the Holy Spirit Center    Fr. Carter was there. Mary's first apparition July 5, 1994. $5

God's Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart. Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00

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.
$ 5.00

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.
$ 5.00

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

God's Blue Book 6C
He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part C Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 7
Intimacy with God by Rita Ring
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 8
See thru the Eyes of Mary. Author: Rita Ring and Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 9
The Mass and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 10
God's Blue Book 10 - This is My Body
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God's Blue Book 11
God's Blue Book 11 - Showers of His Grace
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God's Blue Book 12
Solidarity In Chirst
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God's Blue Book 13
Grace
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 14
God the Father Speaks After Clearwater
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 15
Life
$ 5.00
Blue Book 16
Mary Mother of the Eucharist
$ 5.00
Apostle's Manual
Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 20.00

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.
$ 10.00

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

Blue Rosary Book
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
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Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 2. This is a book of so many rosaries — transcribed from a tape. So many beautiful rosaries.   pages  $12

Messages 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.
$ 10.00

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
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$ 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
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Coloring the Lives of Jesus and Mary 6
Mysteries of Light
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Colorea 1
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
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Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
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Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. Cycle B   for 2017/2018 

 $10.00

Guiding Light - The Soul Who Could  
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
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Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. Cycle A   for 2016/2017   

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Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform  –
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Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
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Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
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Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
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Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical 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 Liturgical Year
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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 Liturgical 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 Liturgical 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

 

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 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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