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ROSARY CHAPEL WINDOWS
Importance of the Windows
The Father has a plan for each one of us. He intends us to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole being. Each person is an important thread in the tapestry in the work of the salvation of mankind.
The Father gives us special gifts and talents and loves us, His precious creations. Jesus loves us so much He gave His life for us!
The Rosary is the lives of Jesus and Mary, Their love for us.
The Rosary Chapel at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Chapel in Norwood, Ohio is part of His plan for the salvation of mankind. I received most of the rosaries at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. Jesus told me the windows were part of His plan. As I sat in the Rosary Chapel, Jesus revealed many insights into the mysteries of His life and His Mother’s life. These mysteries will be revealed in more detail in future volumes. As requested by Jesus, pictures of these windows are included here. As you meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary, the lives of Jesus and Mary will come alive in your hearts.
The Rosary Chapel and the windows give me such joy. I see Their lives, alive, in these windows. Jesus said many miracles will happen in this chapel when He is in the tabernacle and we pray the rosary there. I love the rosary so much. I love Jesus and Mary, and I thank Them for this great gift from Their Hearts.
November 5, 1996
Before the Exposed Eucharist
Jesus told me He wanted this explanation in the Rosary Book.
The Father has told me that His plan will unfold despite all resistance. We are to carry out the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in our lives. We must meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary to live His life.
It will become so difficult before the era of peace. One way that we will stay focused on Him is to meditate on His life as we pray the rosary.
Mary told St. Dominic that the rosary and the scapular will be great instruments in the salvation of the world.
Satan presses on our minds. We must discipline our thoughts. We must focus on God and not give into Satan who is constantly trying to torment our minds.
This is why Mary has asked us to pray three rosaries a day. We are constantly, all through the day, turning our thoughts to the mysteries of their lives. It is hard to get the three rosaries in, but by praying them, we are meditating on Christ’s life. We cannot pray three rosaries fervently and not stay focused on Christ.
About the Windows
The windows are very important to this plan of the Father. He wants people to go from window to window and pray at each window the mysteries of the rosary.
The Annunciation is across from the Assumption. We see the plan of the Father unfold in the life of Mary from the greeting of the angel Gabriel until she is taken up, body and soul, into heaven.
Do we not see that this is the same plan of the Father unfolding in our life? We struggle, we are joyful, we do ordinary things. We sometimes feel as if we are carrying a cross and falling to the ground. We are persecuted and we feel we are being crowned with thorns, but there is always the resurrection when we experience His life deeper and deeper and we know He lives.
The windows show the lives of Jesus and Mary. As we walk from window to window we watch our spiritual life unfold in Him. Each window and its location are part of the Father’s Plan. He wants people to pray the rosary and walk, as Christ walked, and live His life in our life.
The Annunciation is opposite the Assumption and so the Father’s plan unfolds in our lives from our conception in our mother’s womb to our death when we too, hopefully, will be taken into heaven.
We see the Visitation. Mary goes to share the good news with one person, her cousin Elizabeth.
The window opposite shows the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. The Apostles are sent out to share the good news to the world. We are His modern-day apostles, sharing the good news, the message of His love and His life to the world. We too are sent by the Holy Spirit and Mary our Mother is forever with us.
We see Jesus, the little Shepherd, born, surrounded by little sheep. Even as a little Child, He is the Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
Across from this window is the Ascension into Heaven. We see Jesus going into heaven and leaving His shepherds behind to carry out His work. He came to show us the way. He came as a Baby to give love and He ascends into heaven, leaving us to give His love to others.
We see the Presentation in the Temple. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed— and a sword will pierce your soul too.’ (Lk 2:34-35). This window is opposite the Resurrection. Once we encounter Christ we are never the same. We can choose life or death.
The Resurrection window is right next to the Crucifixion. I love these two windows. I see Jesus, battered and bruised, bloodied and dead for love of me and I see Him at the next window, radiant and glistening in glory, victorious. Oh, how I love these two windows! Our whole life, a constant dying and rising in Him.
We see the joy of young Mary as she brings her Son to present Him to the Father. The news of Simeon is a sword in her heart. He tells her of the sufferings to come. We see the death and resurrection in the windows across the Chapel. We see a baby-in-arms. We know the prophesy given; the prophesy is fulfilled. We see the crucified and resurrected Christ in the windows opposite the Presentation.
We see the Child Jesus in the temple. We know of the separation between Jesus and Mary. Across from this window we see the Crucifixion. From the prophecy of Simeon Mary knew of the sufferings to come. She had a constant ache in her Heart. Jesus and Mary both shared this secret deep in Their Hearts. Her Heart was so joined to His from the first moment of conception. This separation between Jesus and Mary was a foreshadowing of the separation to come. We see the loss of the Child Jesus in the temple and the window opposite is that separation between Jesus and Mary by His death on the cross. Next to His death is the Resurrection. He was lost for three days in the temple, He was locked in the tomb for three days, but He rose on the third day.
Mary’s Heart is so closely connected to the Heart of Christ. His Heart was formed in her body through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is through this pierced Heart the life in the Church flows.
Mary gave Him His life through her body. He gives us His Divine Life through this Heart, formed in her body. Divine Life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through Mary’s heart to us.
If we walk these windows we see the close connection between Jesus and Mary. His Heart is within her body for the first two mysteries. Although she is a separate body, when He is born, He receives His food from Mary’s breast. In the fourth window, she is still providing Him with His food.
It is through Mary we receive His life.
In the back of the Chapel are the Sorrowful Mysteries. It is through His immense suffering that we realize more fully His overwhelming love for us. In His Divine Knowing, He knew all the anguish and suffering that He would undergo. Because of His great love for us He accepted the Will of the Father and suffered immense torture to His death on the cross. It is a great experience to view all five mysteries together for we see His willingness to suffer for love of us.
In praying the rosary, all through our walk we are seeing the compliance of Jesus and Mary to the Will of the Father. He is bound in a baby body. He is tied at the pillar. He is nailed on a cross. He always complied to the Father’s Will.
We see how Mary complies to the Will of the Father. She says "yes" in every window. She says "yes" to the angel. She says "yes" to His birth. He was born in such poverty. She says "yes" to the prophecy of Simeon, carrying the great suffering within her pure Heart. She says "yes" when she stands beneath the cross and watches Jesus die. She says "yes" at the Resurrection, at the Ascension, and at the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Her reward is that she is taken into heaven, body and soul, and in the final window, which is separate, she is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Oh, the beatific vision when we are wrapped with Love itself, we will exist completely in Him, when there is no time, no fear. Oh, the glory that awaits us for serving the Lord, we will be united with God Himself and completely satisfied! In praying the rosary, His life lives in our life. He no longer walks the earth; He lives in us. As we walk, as we talk, as we love, we carry Christ alive within us in this world today. Mary carried the Child Jesus in her womb. We carry His life within us. Oh, that we would walk as He wills us to walk!
The Incarnation goes on. We are constantly being formed within the womb of Mary through the Holy Spirit to be more and more like Christ. This is our spiritual journey to our glory!
The first ten windows show Jesus and Mary as they walked the earth. His divinity is hidden all through His Passion, but the glory shines forth in the Glorious Mysteries. Christ rises from the dead and ascends into heaven. The Holy Spirit comes and sends His apostles out with the good news. Mary is taken into heaven and crowned Queen.
We walk the earth. We do not see the glory. Heaven and hell are realities. I cry when I meditate on the Resurrection. No matter how hard it seems here, I know that He is risen. He is alive and the victory is won.
Mary appeared almost every day for fourteen months at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. God has chosen Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center as a special place. It is Mary’s house. Divinity has contacted man there with these revelations. Many of my experiences, visions and messages were received there. God’s Blue Books and Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary are important messages from God to help bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Jesus and Mary wish all to pray and walk the rosary in the Rosary Chapel.
Jesus is using the Shepherds of Christ Movement in a powerful way to renew the Church and the world. This chosen instrument of Our Lord will greatly bring about the completion of the Fatima message. He has called His special apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, under the direction of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J., spiritual director and founder of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, to go into the churches, schools and families to spread the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Available are all of the materials that He has given to help bring about this renewal. By contacting Shepherds of Christ Ministries, you can receive information that will help you to carry out Their request. Jesus is encouraging His special apostles to contact priests and ask them if they are receiving the priestly newsletter Shepherds of Christ. He is asking His apostles to set up prayer chapters, centered in consecration, in churches, schools, meeting places and homes. It is in consecration that we will comply with Our Lady’s request made at Fatima.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary triumph!
Mary said until a sufficient number have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world. She now appears to me as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. She appeared first as Our Lady of Light, then as Our Lady of Sorrows, and lastly, as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It is through Shepherds of Christ Ministries that we are complying to Our Lady’s request and spreading the Consecration to the Two Hearts and the Rosary to the world. On the feast of the Sorrowful Mother, September l5, l995, Mary told me that I would continue to suffer until I spread the Rosary to the world.
From these teachings, I love the Rosary with all my heart. I hope that these meditations and messages from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary will lead you to the deepest union with Their Hearts. I love you and ask you to follow Our Lady’s request and pray the Rosary and to help spread the Rosary to the world. Our Lady told St. Dominic that the Rosary and the Scapular will be great instruments in the salvation of the world. Please write to Shepherds of Christ Ministries and help Jesus and Mary, for the time is urgent.
The Chapel and the Windows
As envisioned for the original complex called Mount St. Mary of the West Seminary, the Rosary Chapel occupied the geographical center of a large educational/residential/worship facility befitting a major seminary. If one were to draw the chapel, then ring it with a maize of corridors, walkways, courtyards, business offices, classrooms and, yes, even practice altars, one would get an impression of the important, central role the chapel played in the life of the residents. The front and wings of the complex housed auditorium, cafeteria, classrooms, student dormitories and faculty offices, giving the main edifice an imposing three-story height above ground. Still, the chapel was so central in fact that, if one walked straight on a straight line through the main entry door, one would enter the main chapel in a direct line toward the main altar.
Originally designed with classic facing side choir stalls common in monasteries and large basilicas, the main chapel was meant to set a tone of profound dignity for the aspiring clerics who worshiped there. As shown in the accompanying sketch, entry to the chapel was by way of a small cloister where visitors could participate in certain ceremonies being celebrated in the chapel beyond. The choir loft immediately above the cloister housed the chapel organ and space for the attendant choir when the occasion dictated.
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