Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

October 1, 2002 - Feast of St. Therese the Little Flower

October 2nd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for October 2nd is Sorrowful.


We desperately need funds.


Prayer Meetings: October 5, 2002 Clearwater, Florida - 6:20 click on

                                Tom's Farm October 13, 2002 - 12:00 click on


Messenger:             God has blessed us, truly blessed us. He gives
                            us so many blessings in the every day things
                            we do.

                                A mother may be so busy taking care of her
                            children nursing and loving them, but a mother
                            or father whose children are grown and gone may
                            long for ten minutes on a sunny day when
                            the children cried and just wanted to be held.

                                There are so many tender moments of holding
                            a new born baby, but it may demand tremendous
                            sacrifice on the part of the mom and dad when
                            the babies are so young. But oh, to look at the movies
                            of the little baby long after they are gone brings
                            back memories.




October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:             Children may cry, two at a time and demand
                            so much time and attention, but they go from
                            little dependent babies to young very independent

                                (They grow up in a hurry and many are gone with 
                            very little time for mom and dad.)

                                There are so many very special gifts Our Lord
                            gives to us.

                                Our life may seem very difficult at times, but in
                            the most difficult times we may have very dear
                            memories of how God blessed us in the struggle.



October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:             We may think we are the only one enduring hard
                            ship and then at a parish picnic we can go from
                            one person to another that is experiencing deep
                            pain and suffering.

                                I remember all the trips to China with Fr. Carter


way to China


October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         sometimes there were so many problems
                            just in running the Movement and
                            dealing with people and problems and I
                            discussed everything with him. John and Father
                            and I worked very closely together making all the
                            decisions of the Shepherds of Christ.

                                When Father Carter said "It is a sunny day",
                            that whole last year on the rides to China I never
                            dreamt those days with him on the way to China
                            would soon end, but they seemed to end so quickly
                            for me.



                                His guidance was always there and he would say
                            I am not going to be around forever and you and
                            John are going to be running the Movement.

                                Our Lord helped the transition very easily to
                            give us another priest to help us. Jesus picked him
                            long ago. He told me to ask him to say Mass on
                            September 15, 2000 for all of us the Feast of the
                            Sorrowful Mother. Then September 22, 2000
                            Fr. Carter found out he only had about 3 months
                            to live.

                                When I look back over the times of trial and
                            struggle I see many blessings God gave me, but
                            because of my own self I did not enjoy some
                            of those precious moments as I could have.



                                How would it be to have 10 minutes on a sunny
                            day with the one we loved husband, wife, child, 
                            father, mother, close friend who has departed 
                            or with the little children that are now grown
                            and gone.




                                I watched a little child today outside the restaurant,
                            jumpy, full of energy, longing for love of their
                            mom or dad and I watched an old lady walk so
                            slow down the steps from the restaurant holding on
                            like she could hardly move with a cane and
                            clutching the banister in the other hand.


                                Sunrise --



October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         I think it is most fitting Fr. Carter's life slowed
                            down in the autumn and the night he died
                            when we arrived at Columbiere it began to snow.
                            By morning a white blanket very deep had
                            covered the earth.








Mary speaks:  I am Our Lady of Snows. I come to cover the earth with a soft white blanket of my love.

I come to bring peace to the earth. I tell you to let go of the anxiety in your heart and experience my peace and His love.

I am your heavenly Mother. I come to hold you and caress you and take you to my Immaculate Heart.     - January 2, 1999





October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         It was so quiet and so beautiful and I felt I had
                            been "sucked up" closer to heaven than ever before.
                            My heart still aches for I long for the gentleness
                            and wisdom of our most holy founder, but God
                            has endowed us with very special help and 
                            guidance and after Fr. Carter's death I first saw
                            Jesus' image on the window I felt very strongly
                            Fr. Carter was helping us in heaven and Jesus
                            was saying "I am running My Movement."


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October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         We have had very good help from Catholic
                                priests and one in particular that
                                really helps us.


Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11


There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: 

A time for giving birth, 
a time for dying; 
a time for planting, 
a time for uprooting what has been planted. 
A time for killing, 
a time for healing; 
a time for knocking down, 
a time for building. 
A time for tears, 
a time for laughter; 
a time for mourning, 
a time for dancing. 
A time for throwing stones away, 
a time for gathering them; 
a time for embracing, 
a time to refrain from embracing. 
A time for searching, 
a time for losing; 
a time for keeping, 
a time for discarding. 
A time for tearing, 
a time for sewing; 
a time for keeping silent, 
a time for speaking. 
A time for loving, 
a time for hating; 
a time for war, 
a time for peace. 

    What do people gain from the efforts they make? I contemplate the task that God gives humanity to labour at. All that he does is apt for its time; but although he has given us an awareness of the passage of time, we can grasp neither the beginning nor the end of what God does.



October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Here is the quote I love from Cardinal Bernardin
                                from the Newsletter.


Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR

    Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.

    "But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.

    "It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...

    "What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have foundGod's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."


3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.

end of excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR


October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Oh there are so many blessings in each day.

                            So many beautiful gifts

                                The eyes of the children

                                The soft skin of the little tiny baby

                                The beautiful sights of nature







October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Oh there are gifts given

                                gifts given in each other

                            Every day may be very difficult and yet in the
                                suffering it may be like the pearl
                                in the oyster.





October 1, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         In the death there is the resurrection




                            Little seedlings


Mary speaks:      There is the softness of the velvety sea

                             when one gazes upon the water

                             There is the grass that may appear

                                greener on the other side.

                            Do you know about St. Therese,

                                She is the Little Flower



October 1, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks:         She never was married nor bore

                                    babies, but her holiness

                                    has affected souls for so

                                    much time.

                            A sister in the religious life has

                                many children.

                            Jesus called St. Therese to special

                                intimacy with Him.

                                She taught many about loving Jesus

                                    through her intimate love for Him.


Excerpt from Newsletter 1998 - Issue 5

St. Theresa of Lisieux, recently made doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, has left us these inspiritng words: "Neither do I desire any longer suffering or death, and still I love them both; it is love alone that attracts me, however. I desired them for a long time; I possesed suffering and believed I had touched the shores of heaven, that the little flower would be gathered in the spring time of her life. Now, abandonment alone guides me. I have no other compass! I can no longer ask for anything with fervor except the accomplishment of God's will in my soul without any creature being able to set obstacles in the way." 18

18. Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, ICS Publications, p.280.

end of excerpt from Newsletter 1998 - Issue 5


October 1, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks:     You may feel you struggle every day trying to
                                bring forth fruit for the Kingdom, but
                                in your heart must be joy for what
                                else would satisfy your hungry soul
                                but that love you have for Jesus?

                            Having kissed a beautiful flower, one
                                may know the tenderness of
                                love and yet one may not be
                                permitted to live their days on
                                earth in that same capacity
                                they once knew.

                            Oh that you would accept God's
                                will for you.

                            Oh that you would realize your
                                life must be lived for Him.

                            Sunrise, Sunset, Autumn, Winter


Fall leaves


White beautiful snows


Oh the beauty of the sunny days of summer


The budding of the trees in spring



October 1, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks:     Oh sweet children,

                                Your Father has blessed you, you do
                            not look for the blessings many times, you
                            complain and do not pray as you should.
                            Oh my children, enjoy your blessings today
                                and thank your heavenly Father.



                            LIVE IN THE MOMENT!!

                            Oh my children, God gives you so

                                very much.

Jesus speaks:         You must have the pictures of My Sacred
                            Heart and Mary's Immaculate Heart
                            in the store. Tell all to have Our pictures
                            (images) in their homes.





                                                            I love you

                                                            I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus



Please pray for the Cardinal
Our Lord has asked us to pray for.



From September 5, 2002
during the special prayer service
in Clearwater, Florida
during the 6:20 prayers.

The images looked exactly like this.

This was taken without a flash.


There have been physical healings
on the 5ths and at other times.

Please come on October 5, 2002
special prayer service at 6:20pm.

Rita Ring will be there to
lead the rosary.

The prayers and the rosary will be broadcast
to the centers and sub-centers.


September 28, 2002

Mary speaks:

I ask you to come to my image site
on the 5th of October.


Excerpt from September 17, 2002

                                I wish the store to carry the Christmas
                                    materials immediately, coloring
                                    books, Blue Books, Spanish Coloring

                                I wish image rosaries be made available in
                                    the store and on Tom's farm.

                                These must also be ordered, it takes
                                    months for their delivery, the requirement
                                    has been made the materials are covered
                                    before the order.

                                I ask you to have Christmas presents that
                                    reflect Mary's image.

                                What a gift I give to the earth, you
                                    should tell people about this especially at

end of excerpt from September 17, 2002


September 5, 2002


September 5, 2002




Jesus is calling all Apostles
of the Good Shepherd
to renew their commitment
at Tom's Farm
October 13, 2002.

Tom's Farm is by Florence, Kentucky
not too far from Cincinnati.


Others who are interested
in becoming Apostles
of the Good Shepherd in the 
Shepherds of Christ Movement
are asked to call Morrow, Ohio


There will be two Masses
in Cincinnati on October 13, 2002
at churches in Cincinnati
where many Shepherds of Christ
will go to both Sunday Masses.
Please call Morrow.
Masses will be at 9am
and 10am.



We need funds desperately.

We need funds to send out
the retired Bishop's mailing.

Please pray for the Cardinal
Our Lord has asked us to pray for.



It is difficult for us every month to make the
Virgin Mary payment.

We cannot keep the store stocked
because of the shortage of money.

Our Lord has asked us to stock the store
for Christmas.

He has asked all to come and buy
Christmas presents from the store.

Can you help us in any way?


Credit card donations accepted.

  Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152


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