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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.

February 14, 2002

February 15th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for February 15th Joyful.


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The Priestly Newsletter Book II was released to 
    the production floor at the printer 
    today - Valentine's Day. 

It is a special gift of God's love to the Church.




February 14, 2002  

Jesus speaks:   This is My Valentine message to you.

                            I love you, Jesus.

                            My Heart is on-fire for love of you.



February 14, 2002 message continues


        My Valentine is Jesus,

                 Today I want to write about how I feel. I am

        the daughter of my heavenly Father. Every moment

        I am in communication with Him deep in my

        heart. In the Reign of the Sacred Heart men will

        live according to God's will.

                Mary lived to please the Father. She lived to

        serve God and do His will.

                I do not want to speak of this as a book of facts,

        I want to write from my heart, from how I live

        here below. I live in constant communion with

        my Father. I love Him so deeply, I cannot express how 

        I feel in words. I see myself as His daughter, His

        little child. I see all of us in the human family.

        You are my brother and my sister, we are in

        His family. If one of the brethren is

        suffering it effects me. My deep love is

        for the brethren, all of them.

                When Jesus died on the cross, He gave His life

        for every soul. He wanted every soul to have

        eternal life with Him in heaven.

                To speak of my heart - I grow deeper and

        deeper in this love union with all the angels

        and saints. I have the deepest love union for

        so many saints. I deeply know them in my

        heart. I am so one in my heart with those

        in heaven and earth.

                I am not skipping the souls in purgatory.

        I feel very, very united to the souls in purgatory.

        If the person has passed on and is in purgatory

        or heaven I feel united to them. I feel very

        united to the souls of the earth. My constant

        desire is to live to help save souls.

            The more I identify with Jesus, the deeper my

        mission here below is to help save souls. I

        live with this burning desire every second. My

        commitment to this is ever deeper as I identify

        with Jesus more and more, as I become increasingly

        more united to Him.

            I can hear Jesus cry out how He thirsts for the


            Look at the faces of men. Some have an open

        docile face, some can be argumentative looking.

        Does the face reflect the heart within? How is

        the tongue used? Think of how powerful a tongue

        can be. But likewise think of how powerful

        the hand of men can be to write words to praise

        God and serve Him or to promote the work

        of the evil one.

            I open the vitamin magazine that comes

        in the mail and it is full of pornography.

        I am not exactly sure what that word means, but I

        hear it as my Jesus directs me to write to you

        and account the story of my soul.

            It seems to me the veil between heaven and

        here gets thinner and thinner and I feel so

        very close to heaven all the time and the

        souls that have passed on. I have deep

        love for all those in heaven and I know that

        place so deeply in my soul.

            As I exist deeper and deeper in Him, I unite

        ever deeper to the souls in heaven and on the

        earth. There is such a deep love relationship

        I have with the brethren.

            My love for God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit

        ever deepens and in the Mass, it is the burning

        love within me for God and the souls that

        comes out. I cry out to God of this love and

        feel such deep love for each Person.

        My relationship with each Person is so very deep.

        I know the Trinity more and more every day. I live

        in deep union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

        who dwell within me. God, all three Persons, live

        in me.

                My life is lived as a little daughter of God the Father.

        I say to Him, Father help me do this work and He

        answers me. No matter how evil the world may seem,

        or how men may seem to sway in an

        evil direction, it has been made so clear to me

        in my heart that - in seconds He can outpour His

        grace and change their hearts.

                God is peace, love and joy!! I have peace even

        in the midst of the evil that may seem to be

        pressing in. My life is a constant prayer for the

        souls. No matter how far men have veered from the

        truth, His grace can change things in men's

        hearts. I must have faith. I must rely on

        His might. I must see my life in this great

        scheme of His.

                In the Shepherds of Christ we have been called to

        be deep intercessors praying for grace to be released

        for the priests, those administering in the Church

        and the souls of the world.

                The Mass is so important. I want to write about

        what goes on at Mass and I feel as if I write bits

        and pieces. In the Mass my heart swells in this

        mission of deep intercessor being so deeply united

        to God in such love. My heart is filled with

        thanksgiving and love for my precious God.

        I treasure the gift of the Mass. I long for the

        Mass, I want to be there to participate and to

        receive my Divine God.

                Yesterday we were all united to a Mass. They 

        were praying in China and Florida and many other

        places at the same time. I attended Mass for

        Ash Wednesday and the priest was very

            united to all praying especially 

        for the priests, the Church and the world -

        to help bring down great grace for the souls.

        I felt such peace, so much power in this Mass, I 

        wanted to have that deep feeling of peace I felt until

        I died and then I wanted to go to heaven. I

        feel so much power in Mass - when we are all united

        so deeply in our hearts to the Mass.

                The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is going on all over 

        the world now. As a member of the Body of Christ I am

        united to these Masses, but I want to participate 

        more deeply in the Masses, offering up my life

        as a sacrifice for the souls.

                I write so little of what I truly feel. My deep

        union with the Father at every moment is how

        I live. I am so one with Jesus my beloved Spouse

        and the fire of the love of the Holy Spirit fills

        my soul. The Holy Spirit fills my soul

        with fire. It is so very hard to explain and

        yet it is so real to me, for it is how I live within

        me, moment by moment, day after day.

                How my heart is saddened by many 

        theories that are not true and the

        way the youth have been taught very many

        untruthful things. Many searching for 

        answers themselves teach others

        and try to make God more like the world.

        God is. He is mighty. He is unchangeable. The 

        Word written in the scriptures is forever


                I remember when the Blue Books first went out.

        Some men argued and wanted to try to change the words. 

        They said God isn't that way, the people won't read this

        book. Who will this appeal to? Lets make the

        book like the people.

                That is why God writes His letters of love in

        the Blue Book. It is the mighty medicine for

        the sick world. He tells in His Blue Book messages 

        about Himself truly present in the Eucharist. 

        Fr. Carter would not change the words like some men 

        wanted. Many hear the voice of the Good Shepherd in these 

        writings. A man spending time before the tabernacle and

        going to daily Mass hears the voice of the Good

        Shepherd as He speaks in these writings.

        What is sad is that many people do not hear the voice of 

        the Good Shepherd when He speaks. 



John 10: 27-30

The sheep that belong to me
    listen to my voice; 
I know them and they follow me.



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:               After sleeping a few hours and

        awakened by Our Lord He spoke to me.

                Here is the message I received January 17, 1994. They 

        omitted the beginning of the message.


Coming Soon!
But we include here the part that was published.



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I Want My Priests to Come Back

God's Blue Book II CoverJanuary 17, 1994 3:40 a.m.

Jesus speaks: You know I am He Who lifts you up. In one second I can turn your feelings around and lift you up. Constantly pray to Me. You need Me through these times. Remember, I truly died for you on the cross. Remember, little one, I have chosen you to write to Me. Do you think I will ever abandon you? I am a God who truly loves His people. I love you with such ardent love. You must never doubt.

    Look into My face and see My gentleness. I am the kindest of all hearts. I am He who knows how to love with such love. Become totally lost in My arms.

    Do you think Satan will not taunt you? Put him behind you. You are being guarded by God and His heavenly court. Walk in My ways and the angels walk with you on your path. You are escorted on your way and you are never alone. You are guarded as a precious treasure that is being transported to another place.

    You need to put all your cares in My hands. You are developing true trust when you let go and let Me take over. Keep trusting and silence the ugly prompting of Satan who wants you to worry about useless things. Quit worrying and pray and play with your children. I am telling you there is so much peace and grace gained by private prayer with them. I will tend to all the details of your life. Do not worry for one moment. Put your life in My hands. I am here, little one. Read this message and all of them over and over again.

    You need to go to the Blue Book for your answers. Your answers are found there. I never leave your side. God is guarding you. Just continue to have a union with Me all through the day. All the prayer time alone with Me in one day is not enough. I want you in constant prayer.

    Turn to Me and My Blue Book. This will help many priests to come back and sit before Me in private union with Me. When priests come back to the tabernacle, the flock will begin to be led back to His altar. Priests need to read these letters. They are the preachers. If they do not value their own relationship with Jesus, if they are being led away from Me with busyness, they will not preach the intimate love of Jesus. They are so busy, but it is like throwing out the baby with the bath water. I am the center and their relationship with Me is utmost.

    The priests need these messages. They need to have an intimate, close union with Me. They should be preaching "time in front of the tabernacle." They should be preaching My intense love for My people and how I have so much to give. Some sermons are so complicated—yet nothing about union with Me in the Eucharist and in front of the tabernacle.

    I want My priests to come back and pray before My tabernacle. I want them to read these messages and make Jesus the Center of their lives. When they are led back to Jesus, they will lead the flock home. Priests need adoration every day for at least an hour. I don't care how busy they are. None of it matters if they are not spending time in private prayer alone with Me. They need to come and get their supplies. They need to quit thinking they are doing it and turn back to turning their lives totally over to Me, to totally letting their burdens and busy lives off at the foot of My cross and letting Me lead the way.

    There is not one priest who has so much to do that he cannot do private adoration daily. When the priest comes back to the power in the Eucharist and the tabernacle, the congregation will turn to God for their troubled hearts. Satan has led priests away from Jesus. They are so busy they cannot do all their work, but this must all take second place to praying silently before God and reading His words. These letters will help many priests to come back and be intimate with Jesus.

    All the rituals, all the upkeep of the churches, all the little details, and the King of Glory sits alone! You have thrown out the baby with the bath water. You are missing the boat.

    I want the priests to read this message. Where is the reverence after Communion and who has even heard it mentioned in the church? Private union with Jesus! What an honor! I have all you need. Come to Me and I will give you rest. I am all powerful. I have all the power. I am hyper--vigilant over your lives. I guard you. Quit trying to do it yourselves. Become selfless and let Me possess your souls.

    Have the priests spread these messages. Read them in church. I want adoration of the Eucharist back. I want people to know I am God and I am coming to them in Holy Communion. I want the Blessed Sacrament exposed. I want My churches open. Union with Jesus, the love of Jesus, trust, faith, love for one another, love of God--I want all of these preached from the pulpit!

    I am the Alpha and the Omega. I want My people to be led back to the center, which is Jesus. Pray for your priests. They are under attack. If Satan can wreck the family, the priests, the children, he has it made.

    You are under attack, My beloved priests, and you, in your busyness, are being led away from your union with Jesus. Bring yourselves back to Me and let Me give you My love. I am indeed the bridegroom of your souls. I wait for My beloved ones at the altar. I long for private union with all My beloved ones.

    Come to Me, all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Come and be lifted up to heights you never dreamed possible. I am God. Put your lives in My hands. Let Me run your life. Quit running amok. You have lost your way and are running down the wrong road. Bring your lives back to Jesus in the tabernacle.

    The world is getting farther from God every minute. Read the messages at prayer meetings. Spread them by word of mouth. The time you waste is valuable. These words are not meant to be saved. Spread them here by any means possible. I want them out, I tell you! If someone wants to read some messages, give them to them and let them read them at prayer meetings. There is no secret here. They are from Me and I want them out. I want you to speak. A lot of your discontent is in sitting around with all these messages and not spreading them. Tell your friends to speak. Speak My words here. You don't have to mention the source. Spread the messages. You are not what is important. The messages are. You will be exposed. Don't worry who knows, but don't spread your own story. Spread the messages. Like ripples on a pond, the love of God will be spread throughout the land. I have so much to give to My hurting ones. I am your God. I died for you out of deepest love. I have come in these messages to lead you back home.

    Quit worrying of details. I am He Who runs the show. Pray for guidance every day. Spend one hour in front of the tabernacle. You cannot do in a million years what I can do in one moment. Quit relying on yourselves. You are only pushing buttons. When you are fixed in Me, the right door opens. When you go it alone, you have a hard road to walk. One hour in private adoration. Be silent or read the Blue Book. Your life will become uplifted by My teaching and you will sail a blue sky.

    Spend time in silence and some in reading My words in front of Me. I am talking to you in these letters. What power, to read them in front of the tabernacle! You can't go it alone. You need My help. You need your supplies. But you must come and get them! You are following your tail around if you do it alone. I am He Who can do all this. When you realize My power in adoration, your lives will change. As long as you are too busy you will have a hard time. The soul craves this union with Me.

    Lead the priests back to adoration and the people will follow. Our leaders have become too busy for adoration. This is the key, the key to unlock the doors to the world's problems. It is found in front of the tabernacle, at daily Mass and Communion. Do the priests ever preach any of this? You have forgotten your center, Jesus, in the Eucharist! All the power is found in Jesus. You have all that you need and you walk about and decorate My churches and clean every speck of dust and repair My pews and carpet My house and fix My organs but you walk about and miss the King of Glory who sits there all alone! Spread the messages on the tabernacle. I want them out!

end of January 17, 1994 message



February 14, 2002 message continues


                When Our Lord told me to write about the priests, I

        didn't want to. Little did I know then how

        all this would lead to the Movement we have today

        with the Newsletter Book II going to about 75,000

        priests. I didn't know Fr. Carter January 17, 1994 when

        I received that message. I had only met him once

        in a book line when he wrote a few words in a book

        he wrote and he was signing his book.

                Oh God and His might.

                In all my years of life, I never learned so rapidly

        about God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit until I began

        receiving the messages in Sept/Oct 1991.

            I heard Him speak and He said clearly.              

Jesus speaks:    "I am the bread of life. 
                            No one who comes to me will ever hunger;" (John 6: 35)

Messenger:     Father Carter did a Newsletter on how we are fed

                            by His Word and the Eucharist.

                I know Fr. Carter is so deeply united with us in all

        we do. He said our hearts are merged. Our hearts are

        one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                My mother Mary is my heavenly Mother. She is,

        as it says in the litany, Singular vessel of devotion,

        spiritual vessel, mirror of justice. I dwell in

        her pure and holy Heart and I am taken deeper into my union

        with God.


                       I feel the more I knew Jesus, the more I united to Him
                            from all of these messages in God's Blue Book and the
                            Shepherds of Christ Prayers and majorly time before 
                            the tabernacle and daily Mass, the more I became one in 
                            Him, the more I knew the Father and loved Him. To know
                            Jesus is to know the Father more and more.

                                I want to quote this scripture



John 14: 5-31

    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.

  Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? 

    ‘Anyone who has seen me
         has seen the Father, 
    so how can you say, 
        "Show us the Father"? 
    Do you not believe 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me? 
    What I say to you 
        I do not speak of my own accord: 
    it is the Father, living in me, 
        who is doing his works. 
    You must believe me when I say 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me; 
    or at least believe it 
        on the evidence of these works.
    In all truth I tell you, 
    whoever believes in me 
    will perform the same works 
        as I do myself, 
    and will perform even greater works, 
    because I am going to the Father. 
    Whatever you ask in my name 
        I will do, 
    so that the Father may be glorified 
        in the Son.
    If you ask me anything in my name,
    I will do it.
    If you love me,
       you will keep my commandments.
    I shall ask the Father,
    and he will give you another Paraclete
    to be with you for ever,
    the Spirit of truth
    whom the world can never accept
    since it neither sees nor know him;
    but you know him,
    because he is with you, he is in you.
    I shall not leave you orphans;
    I shall come to you.
    In a short time
      the world will no longer see me;
    but you will see that I live
    and you also will live.
    On that day
    you will know that I am in my Father
    and you in me and I in you.
    Whoever holds to my commandments
    and keeps them
    is the one who loves me;
    and whoever loves me
      will be loved by my Father,
    and I shall love him
    and reveal myself to him.'

Judas—not Judas Iscariot—said to him, ‘Lord, what has happened, that you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?’ Jesus replied: 

    Anyone who loves me will keep my word, 
    and my Father will love him, 
    and we shall come to him 
    and make a home in him. 
    Anyone who does not love me 
        does not keep my words. 
    And the word that you hear 
        is not my own: 
    it is the word of the Father who sent me. 
    I have said these things to you 
    while still with you; 
    but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, 
    whom the Father will send in my name, 
    will teach you everything 
    and remind you of all I have said to you. 
    Peace I bequeath to you, 
    my own peace I give you, 
    a peace which the world cannot give, 
        this is my gift to you. 
    Do not let your hearts be troubled 
        or afraid. 
    You heard me say: 
    I am going away and shall return. 
    If you loved me you would be glad 
        that I am going to the Father, 
    for the Father is greater than I. 
    I have told you this now, 
        before it happens, 
    so that when it does happen 
        you may believe. 
    I shall not talk to you much longer, 
    because the prince of this world 
        is on his way. 
    He has no power over me, 
    but the world must recognise 
        that I love the Father 
    and that I act 
        just as the Father commanded. 
    Come now, let us go.



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:             Our Lord said we should carry this writing from 
                            John with us. I understand this very deeply, this
                            relationship I have with Jesus has led me to such a
                            deep relationship with the Father and I understand
                            so deeply the presence of the Holy Spirit, filling
                            me with such love that sets my heart on fire for
                            love of God.

                            I understand more and more of His truth in us 
                                as we dwell in Jesus' Heart.

                            Father Carter would say the more he dwells in
                                the Heart of Jesus, the more He (Jesus)
                                takes him to the bosom of the Father.

                            Fr. Carter said as he dwells in Mary's heart she
                                places him in Jesus' Heart.

                            I had the great experience of December 15, 1995
                                when I was taken in an ecstatic state, knowing,
                                God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

                            I wrote about it December 17, 1995 one year before
                                Mary appeared on the building, but I never really
                                wrote how I felt it really was, and yet I remember
                                it so vividly it was etched on my soul.

                            I felt so complete in God. I wanted to stay there. I felt
                                the depth of His love. I was engulfed in this experience
                                knowing God and seeing a red-golden chamber.
                                If I recalled the experience and the red-golden chamber
                                it took me back to that place where I knew Him that 
                                day December 15 with such intimacy that gave me 
                                such joy and a feeling of completeness. I felt warmth
                                in that experience. I felt the fire of God's love. 
                                My heart burns to speak of it.

                            I had a vision of this place, so golden in the red
                                surrounded chamber with a hollow center that
                                was endless, but to write about it makes it so
                                concrete and it was as it was in this mystical 
                                state—beyond words. I am unable to describe
                                this with anything I have seen here in this world.

                            But on trying to talk about what happened, I knew
                                oneness, I knew love, I knew a certain level of
                                completeness and satisfaction God allowed me to
                                experience. I asked Fr. Carter could I have experienced
                                completeness and he said only to a degree. But I felt
                                so wanting and when I recalled the vision of the
                                chamber my heart is filled with such joy of the 
                                reality of God's love for us and the greatness of
                                being enveloped by His loving embrace and the
                                desire within me to be forever possessed by God
                                for all eternity.

                            I felt such oneness and completeness and I knew Mary's
                                presence in it. To express the deep overall oneness I
                                knew I cannot and to try to separate it into explanation
                                takes away from the experience.

                            It just is a mystery and I know so many things so deep
                                in my soul that is so hard to express with this pen
                                and paper.

                            I want to quote the beginning of Father Carter's book
                                Response to God's Love where he talks about
                                the Trinity and mystery 



Excerpt from Response to God's Love, by Father Edward Carter, S.J.


The Mystery of Christ and
            Christian Existence

                                         Etymologically, the word mystery basically means that which is secret or hidden. It was used in a religiously technical sense even before Christianity. Mystery was used, for example, to designate certain religious rites of pagan Hellenism, secret rites that were closed to outsiders unless they had been properly initiated into them. In relation to Egyptian hermeticism, the word mystery was applied to initiation into secret religious ideas or doctrines. In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

end of excerpt from Response to God's Love



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         I want to quote here two writings about the experience
                                of December 15, 1995 found at the end of Mass Book I.




December 17, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book 


Written at 12:00 p.m. after Mass:

    He empowers the lowly. I see that as I unite to Him, it is no longer I who live, but He Who lives in me. He is all-powerful. I become one in Him. He operates through me. He lifts our burden. He takes away the resistance.

    If I unite to Him, He is praying through me. I envision this experience, and I am united to Him in the deepest union. If I pray this way, it is with this power that the prayer goes to God, united through Him, with Him, and in Him.

    When I felt I was in the depth of His Heart, on Dec. 15, 1995, I envisioned a red room. I felt the warmth, the presence of God.

    I unite to Him in such oneness. It is so deep in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He gave His all. I unite deeply to Him when I surrender my all to Him and die to myself in the Consecration of the Mass.

    I unite deeply in the Consecration. I unite deeply when I am giving my all to Him. I become one in Their Hearts. I am laid bare as when He died on the cross, and I give my all as He did. He shows us His bare body and His arms outstretched. He wants us to die to ourself. He gave Himself as a complete sacrifice to the Father. It is in giving ourself with Him, to the Father, that the Father is pleased. It is in dying to ourselves in Jesus that we rise to new life in Him. After His death came the Resurrection.

    I see the mercy and graces flowing at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In Holy Communion, He wants us especially to make reparation for our sins and the sins of others. It is at this time Mary asks us to make reparation to her heart, the Hearts crowned with thorns. Their Hearts were pierced. His with a lance, hers invisibly with swords. The wounds are deep and penetrating. Only through Jesus are we saved. He shows us the pierced Heart. It is through this Heart, we receive life and nourishment.

end of December 17, 1995 Mass Book entry


December 18, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book


    The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I know was His deep presence in which I existed.

    I knew the room was red and warm. I knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I existed then in Him in a most special way.

    I was overtaken by the love of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell with His love.

    We do not understand the fire of His love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself. He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing, penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be - living in Him!

    This is how I will forever live my life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my being, and I operate with His power in me.

    Little creatures though we are, we are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of Jesus.

    Let no man separate what God has joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live, He lives in me in this world.

    I am wed to Him, and I shall not fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable Heart, the furnace of God's love!

end of December 18, 1995 writing



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         On December 17, 1996—the next year Mary appeared on the
                                building in Clearwater.

                            On December 18, 2000—5 years after the second writing
                                Fr. Carter died.

                            Completeness!! We desire to have this completeness in
                                Him that we will only have in heaven.

                            Here is the first message Jesus wanted in Blue Book I.



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Cling to Me

God's Blue Book I CoverMay 13, 1993 

Jesus speaks: 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.

    You must stay rooted in Me to ward off the power of the evil one. His grip is paralyzing and crippling. His power is stronger every day.

    When you live in Me, I am in your heart and he has no power over Me. I am your God. I am your true lover. I want to protect you. I want to guard you from this force. Stay rooted firmly in Me and he will have no power.

    I am He Who comforts you. My hand is upon you. Hold tight to Me, My child. My eyes are fixed right on you. You are My most precious child. I love you as no other can. My arms are about you. My tenderness surrounds you. My love is in your heart. You go not alone. I walk with you.

    I share every aspect of your life with you. Cling to Me, feel My presence. It is warm and secure within your chest. There is no room for fear, for I cast out fear and bring you comfort and joy.

end of May 13, 1993 message



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Shepherds of Christ is Jesus' Movement to help bring about
                                the Reign of His Sacred Heart.

                            Mary called her children and appeared. There are many
                                Marian groups since Bernadette, but at the end of
                                the 20th century—

                            Jesus gave Fr. Carter this message on the feast of St. Ignatius
                                July 31, 1994. We have bolded what we call the 13th

                            Jesus promised that to those who pray the prayers He gave
                                through Fr. Carter, that He would take them
                                into deep intimacy in His Heart and Mary's heart.



~ July 31, 1994 ~
Feast of St. Ignatius

Words of Jesus to Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder,
as given on July 31, 1994, feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola,
Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

end of July 31, 1994 message given to Fr. Carter



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         LIFE IN HIM. Emphasize the words in-in this
                                scripture. Remember Life in Him.

                            Listen to these words from John:

                            Remain in me, as I in you... (John 15:4)

                            Look at this passage of John 15: 4-8



John 15: 4-8

Remain in me, as I in you. 
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, 
unless it remains part of the vine, 
neither can you unless you remain in me. 
I am the vine, 
you are the branches. 
Whoever remains in me, with me in him, 
bears fruit in plenty; 
for cut off from me you can do nothing. 
Anyone who does not remain in me 
is thrown away like a branch
—and withers; 
these branches are collected 
    and thrown on the fire 
and are burnt. 
If you remain in me 
and my words remain in you, 
you may ask for whatever you please 
and you will get it. 
It is to the glory of my Father 
    that you should bear much fruit 
and be my disciples.



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         I love the scriptures of John. I read the
                                words where Jesus says we will live in Him.

                            Listen to the beginning of Blue Book I's first message.

                            This is the mission of Shepherds of Christ.

                            This is Jesus' movement to take us into deeper union
                                with Him.

                            In giving the Blue Book messages and the promise
                                to Fr. Carter, they were to get us to live more
                                 deeply IN Him as His precious spouse.

                            Here is a writing I wrote about living in Him.




December 17, 1995


    I long to unite in the deepest union with Him in the Eucharist. I long for the Mass. I long for Thee, oh God. My every moment, I join as I did to You December 15 under the cross, where I felt Your presence. You whisked me away, and I was totally absorbed in that moment of celestial union with You. For that time, I existed only in You, in the deepest union, and I was in this moment existing in You. The earth stopped, and I touched the heavens, all my bodily cares were existent in You. I existed in Your Divinity, my being was in You. There was no desire or wish or wanting, for in that moment, I had all I wanted in You. I was satisfied and wanted nothing but to remain in that embrace. You were the Being, and my being existed in You, but I was only as I was in You - merged in You, knowing and being in Your Divinity and being so full as to feel complete in myself.

    You are so enormous, and You surrounded me in a burning embrace, the presence of red fire. I was not little, or "nothing", but existed in this enormous power and being so complete!

    I touched eternity, and in that embrace, I knew all the waiting was worth the glory. You enveloped my being, and I was truly merged in the Divine Presence. I was merged in Your being. I existed IN You, with You, in the highest union with You, although I knew I was still distinct from You.

    I was fused and absorbed in You, feeling complete and satisfied. To describe this union is far beyond any work of my pen and paper. I pray for the reader of this page to receive the grace to share this experience with Him, I will now live for this union-to be forever merged In Him, to be One in Him, to reach higher perfection as I exist in Him, for He takes the lowly and gives to them a sharing in Himself. He merges with us and we exist in Him. The word "in" - I could write pages about. I long for the deepest union with Him, where I am swept up in the heavenly embrace of the Divine God, and I am IN Him.

    This is heaven on earth: to be merged as one with Divinity, although remaining distinct from God, to take our feeble hearts, our lowly status and to unite ourselves with the Divine, Almighty, powerful God and in this union to be meshed with Him, that His power dominates and our humanity reaches its heights of fulfillment in this union, in this oneness with Him.

    The word I have looked for is "oneness." I understand some of the meaning of the words "One in Him." Oneness is the word to describe this union of our humanity with His Divinity. The depth to which we could meditate on oneness with God is incomprehensible. In that moment, the earth stood still, and He, my Divine Lover, the Bridegroom of my soul, took me to Himself, and I knew the embrace of the Divine God.

    Nothing on the face of this earth can describe our union with Divinity. Oh, good God, that creatures are so ungrateful regarding Your divine love. I am so sorry. Let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart. Please unite with me now that I may more deeply love Thee.

    Oh, Divine Lover of my soul, let me help make reparation to Your adorable Heart for the neglect and indifference against You.

Song from Jesus: I come to you with greatest love. I am your loving Savior. I am your God. I died for you. I come to you this day.

    He allowed me to experience such pain in my heart - wanting Him so badly, so many times-and then on Dec. 15, 1995 - He gave Himself to me in the deepest union.

    Nothing satisfies the soul but Him. He wants the nuns and priests to love Him. He chose them to spread His love.

    Souls are hungry. They will only be fed with His burning love. Priests need to talk about Jesus' love for us from the pulpit. Priests need hearts burning for love of Jesus. This will feed the hungry souls - lip service love doesn't do it.

    He is alive today. He is a Person. He wants us to love Him.

end of December 17, 1995 Mass Book entry 



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         The Blue Book, which Jesus called the Mighty Medicine,
                                is to lead us to this deeper life in Him.

                            He gives us the Prayer for Union with Jesus
                                for deeper life in Him.                

                            All through the Mass we talk about being
                                in Him. Listen to the word in
                                used at Mass and emphasize the word IN.

                                Read the scriptures and emphasize the word IN.

                            Ask God to pour out His grace so we experience
                                this deep love union in Him.

                            Here is the prayer He gave me on
                                Ash Wednesday February 25, 1998.


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb,
the Bridegroom of the Soul

    Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.


February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Then He gave me writings every day called
                                the Spouse of the Lamb writings
                                for deeper intimacy with Him
                                during Lent that year 1998.

                            Here is the prayer He gave me 12 days after
                                I had the experience December 15, 1995.


A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

-God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995


February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Remember this

                                    LIFE IN HIM.

                            The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us
                                in a special way when we are in the state
                                of grace.

                            What an awesome thought that God dwells within

                            His grace is sufficient for us to be saved.

Jesus to His members:

                             I have commissioned you to be a Shepherds of Christ
                                member to help to save souls, to help to lead the
                                strayed ones home to My Heart, there
                                they will experience a deeper life in Me.

Messenger:         Oh God help us to pray for the grace that will change
                                the hearts to do God's will.

                            Oh God help us to lead the souls to deeper consecration
                                to Jesus' Heart and Mary's heart so they will
                                be rooted in the truth.

                            Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life... (John 14:6)
Jesus speaks:     The Truth is in Me. 

                           Lead the souls to My Heart.

                           Tell them to consecrate their hearts to My Sacred Heart
                                and the Immaculate Heart of My Mother.

                            The more men dwell in My Heart,
                                the more they will live in
                                the truth.

                            Pray these two sets of prayers I give you.





John 1: 1-18


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.
He was in the world
that had come into being through him,
and the world did not recognize 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,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John witnesses to him. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Indeed, from his fullness
    we have, all of us, received—
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come
   through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son,
   who is close to the Father’s heart,
who has made him known.



John 5: 26-28

For as the Father has life in himself, 
so he has granted the Son also 
    to have life in himself; 
and, because he is the Son of man, 
has granted him power 
    to give judgement. 
Do not be surprised at this, 
for the hour is coming 
when the dead will leave their graves 
at the sound of his voice:



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Let us hear the words of Jesus in the message
                                I received on Ascension Thursday.



Excerpt from Ascension Thursday, May 21, 1998

Jesus speaks:  Come out of your tombs, come out I call to you who slumber and sleep and do not hear the voice of the Mighty One. Your are like the dead that need to be raised. A trumpet horn blaring would not waken a man who is blind from birth. Only the Lord will unlock the minds of the senseless men, so foolish, but oh how I do indeed love them so.

end of May 21, 1998 message



   John 5: 28

Do not be surprised at this, 
for the hour is coming 
when the dead will leave their graves 
at the sound of his voice:



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Let's hear the voice of the Good Shepherd
                                in the Priestly Newsletter and the
                                Blue Books——

                            Let's come out of the tombs.

                            Listen to Jesus—  



Excerpt from Ascension Thursday, May 21, 1998

Jesus speaks:  Come out of your tombs... A trumpet horn blaring would not waken a man who is blind from birth.

end of May 21, 1998 message



John 10: 11-15

I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd lays down his life
   for his sheep.
The hired man,
   since he is not the shepherd
and the sheep do not belong to him,
abandons the sheep
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
   and runs away,
and then the wolf attacks
   and scatters the sheep;
he runs away
   because he is only a hired man
and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own
and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father;
and I lay down my life for my sheep.



February 14, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         Before this scripture writing in John 10 of the
                                 accounts of the Good Shepherd—we have
                                 the blind man.

                            Oh beloved Trinity open our hearts and our souls to



From the Newsletter 2001 #1
Excerpt from
Response in Christ
- Chapter 3

This is also on tape and on disc recorded by Father Mike Paranuik.

The Christian Life of Grace

      a) Relationship with the Father

    The Heavenly Father has put each of us upon this earth because of His singular love for us as individuals. There is a countless number of merely possible human persons existing in the divine knowledge. Why has the Father given existence to me rather than to these "possibles" who will never exist? The ultimate answer lies in the mysterious free will of the Father. He has chosen to love me, to give me existence, to give me a grace-life.

   In His love for me the Father has entrusted me with a great purpose. I have a loving service to give to God, to the Church, and to the world—a service which no one else can render. Each of us has been put here to fulfill a mission, to use our lives, not only for ourselves, but to labor through these lives for the glory of the Father and the benefit of men.

   We tend to underestimate the value of our lives. Perhaps this is so because our faith is not what it should be. We would be astounded if we could see the potential of our lives as does our heavenly Father. We are great, not because of what we are in ourselves, but because of what our Father has already done for us, and because of what He wants to do for us—if only we allow Him.

   Perhaps we would not be constantly tempted to underestimate the worth of our lives if we more often reflected upon some of the great examples of what God can accomplish through the life of one person. There has been a St. Augustine, a St. Dominic, a St. Francis of Assisi, a St. Thomas Aquinas, a St. Elizabeth, a St. Ignatius Loyola, a St. Thomas More, a St. John Vianney and many others. In and through their various vocations they have contributed profoundly to the work of Christ. Coming closer to our own day we have the example of Pope John XXIII and Dr. Thomas Dooley. These two lives, have they not left an indelible imprint upon the world of men? Can one life make a great difference to Church and world? The answer is obvious.

   And yet, you might object, the examples just cited are lives of outstanding men and women. After all, how many are destined to walk across the stage of life in such dominant display before the eyes of men? We acknowledge, not very many. But there could well be numberless lives, almost completely hidden to the world, which have also contributed greatly to the cause of Christ. Perhaps, even, these hidden lives have at times given more to Christ and the world than have the lives of the canonized saints. God's ways are not always our ways, nor are His thoughts always our thoughts. Our heavenly Father can make use of the most obscure and insignificant life to accomplish great things.

   Each Christian must strive to grow in the realization that the Father calls him to greatness. He accomplishes this purpose by the gradual development of his Christ-life. Whatever our particular purpose or mission in life may be, it will be authentically accomplished in proportion to the development of our grace-life in Christ. For our destiny in Christ includes all else. Our life of grace, in turn, develops around the all-embracive theme of the Father's will. The Father's will for me is what gives unity to my life. If I embrace this will, it holds together all the multitudinous threads of my existence, weaving them into a meaningful pattern—the achievement of my life's purpose.

   Consequently, to grow in Christian holiness and to achieve my mission in life are supremely possible for me. Why? Because growth in the realization of my life's task is always commensurate with my Father's will for me here and now. His will for me is always proportionate to my present weakness on the one hand, and, on the other, to my present degree of spiritual maturity. Finally, His will for me always carries with it the necessary graces for accomplishing what He here and now asks.

   As I reach out for my Father's will in love day after day, I am thereby dynamically developing my Christ-life, achieving my destiny, making my very important contribution to the evolving redemptive work of Christ.

   The Father's will touches everything in my life. It wants to make all contribute to my growing maturity in Christ. Joy and sorrow, success and failure, work and play, ecstatic happiness and deep suffering, all of these are to be related to my Father's will. If I correspond to God's grace, His will as it permeates my total being and existence will unfailingly transform me.

   As the Father's will transforms me, it thereby makes my life a success for myself and others. The only true measure of a successful life, despite possible appearances to the contrary, is whether or not it is conformed in love to the Father's will. The degree of success depends upon the degree of conformity. " 'It is not those who say to me, "Lord, Lord", who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes many will say to me, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, work many miracles in your name?" Then I shall tell them to their faces: I have never known you; away from me, you evil men!' " (Mt 7:21-23).

   The above described Christian life is certainly impossible without God's grace. We must be deeply aware that grace is a gratuitous gift which we cannot achieve by our natural efforts. But God offers grace in abundance. Our problem is that we do not respond to grace as we should. We tend to minimize the Father's great designs for us. We are tempted not to take His words at face value, those which tell us of the fathomless love He has for each one of us, and what that love can accomplish in us. To help ourselves maintain the proper perspective in these matters, we should often remind ourselves of these words of St. Paul: "We were still helpless when at his appointed moment Christ died for sinful men. It is not easy to die even for a good man— though of course for someone really worthy, a man might be prepared to die—but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it likely he would now fail to save us from God's anger?" (Rm 5:6-9).

   We have, therefore, an irrevocable and overwhelming testimony of the Father's love for us. Because of this love, the Christian can increasingly assimilate the Father's will in his own response of love. Through this mutual self-giving, God and the Christian are meant to be united in the deepest possible love.

   The above passage from St. Paul not only tells us of the Father's great love for us, but it also tells us that this love has come to us through Christ and continues to do so. There is no other way. This is the eternal design of the Father. Our grace-life as well as all creation takes its meaning from Christ: "He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, the hidden plan he so kindly made in Christ from the beginning to act upon when the times had run their course to the end: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth." (Ep 1:9-10).

       b) Relationship with Christ

    Scripture, then, indicates the necessity of seeing our grace-life in its relationship with Christ. It is rather amazing that dogmatic theology in its treatment of grace has traditionally said so little about Christ. With a bit of sarcasm, Rahner says: "The tractate de Gratia is commonly entitled de Gratia Christi. Commonly it contains little else about Christ. And yet we only have a Christian understanding of grace when it is conceived of not only in the most metaphysical way possible, as a divinization, but rather as assimilation to Christ. And the existential transposition of this is the following of Christ. . . ."9

   How is this assimilation to Christ which Rahner speaks of initiated? Our life in Christ begins in a formal, ecclesial manner with baptism of water—notice, we are not saying that the grace of Christ cannot be had without baptism of water. As baptism marks us as members of the Church, it also indelibly imprints upon us the image of Christ.

   The life of the Christian, consequently, is a development of the image of the Incarnate Word given in baptism. The Christian, as he grows in grace, is being shaped more and more after this image of Christ: "We know that by turning everything to their good God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those that he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers." (Rm 8:28-29).

   The Christian requires motivation if he is to allow this Christ-likeness to permeate his existence more and more. The Christian must strive to catch a glimpse of that burning vision of St. Paul. For Paul, Christ was the fiery center of an intense existence: "Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results—I do not know what I should choose. I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake." (Ph 1:21-24).

   Each Christian, according to the graces God gives him, can model his life after the example of Paul. Each of us also can make Christ the dynamic center of our existence. If we dare to live in this way, Christ will fulfill us; for in Christ we possess everything else. In Him we are deeply related in love to God, man and the whole of creation. To develop as fully as possible the image of Christ implanted through baptism is to exercise the only fully true life. So has the Father willed it.

   You will remember that we also spoke of the persons of the Trinity imprinting their image upon us as they communicate the life of sanctifying grace. What is the connection between the image of Christ and the image of the Trinity, both imprinted upon the Christian? The connection between the two lies in the fact that the life of grace, the image of the Trinity, comes to us through Christ and is to be lived according to the pattern established by Christ. Our life of grace is indeed a share in Trinitarian life. But we must live out this Trinitarian life according to the basic manner in which Christ lived out the grace-life in His own human nature. Here we emphasize the fact that Christ as man possessed His own life of sanctifying grace.

   Why must our life of grace be modeled on Christ's grace-life? We cannot give others sanctifying grace. But the man Christ, head of the human race, does give men a share in the life of sanctifying grace which He possesses within His human nature. Theologians call this grace to be given to His members the grace of Christ the Head. Our life of grace, consequently, since it is the grace of Christ, has been structured according to the modalities or characteristics implanted by Christ. Christ established this structure as He exercised His own life of grace in His human, historical existence. While not claiming to be exhaustive, we will now examine various characteristics of Christ's life of sanctifying grace. Through such a procedure we thereby understand various characteristics and thrusts of our own life of grace.

   First of all, Christ's life of grace was filial. The dynamism of this particular modality always led Christ to a perfect, loving service of His Father. His Father's will was all in all to Him. It was the guiding principle of everything He did, of everything He thought, of everything He spoke. Zeal for His Father's glory consumed Him. He would not rest until the work of the Father which he had been sent to accomplish was fulfilled in every detail. To love the Father's will was Christ's attitude towards life. He would cling to this principle even at the expense of a death of excruciating agony in body and soul. The words which Christ uttered in Gethsemane perfectly sum up His existence as man: " 'My Father,' he said 'if this cup cannot pass by without my drinking it, your will be done!' " (Mt 26:42).

   Christ's life of grace was also salvific. His life always had that very obvious dimension of being orientated in love to man's good. All of Christ's life as man, swelling up from the unfathomable depths of the most intense love, was redemptive. Everything He did was gradually accomplishing a change in man's stance before the Father. He was bringing man from a state of enmity to a state of friendship and sonship with the Father. Christ's life, then, was magnificently selfless. Guided by love of His Father's will, He gave Himself completely to men. He gave until there was nothing more to give. This is the poignant beauty of Christ's life.

   Christ's grace-life was also social, communal and ecclesial. His redemptive work was directed towards drawing all men together in a deep bond of love as brothers of a common Father. The establishment of His Church would perennially guarantee that there would be a visible source of grace for a growing sense of community among men. At the same time, this Church, the People of God, is intended to give a visible example of how the Lord desires men to be united in mutual bonds of love.

   Christ's life of grace tended toward an epiphany. That is, it tended toward sacramentality, toward a manifestation of divine realities in space and time. Christ's grace-life, working through His sacred humanity, used the ordinary events and conditions of human existence and the created things of man's world to reveal the Father and the Father's plan for men.

   Christ's life of sanctifying grace was also transfigurative. Christ did not come to suppress, but to elevate. He came to transform—to transfigure—man and his world. Anyone who considers Christianity to be a negative religion does not really understand the work of Christ.

   These are some of the chief modalities or dimensions of Christ's life of grace. These modalities, in turn, were concretely expressed through the various mysteries or events of Christ's human life. Central to these mysteries were His death and Resurrection. We will discuss these mysteries of Christ at greater length in the chapter devoted to the liturgy. For it is within the eucharistic liturgy that we encounter the mysteries of Christ in a very special manner.

   At this point we again remind the reader of the connection between Christ's life of sanctifying grace and our own. Rahner puts it very succinctly: "And yet every grace has analogously the same structure as its source, viz. the structure of the Word become man. . . ." l0

   Consequently, as Christ's life of grace was filial, salvific, social, communal and ecclesial, so must be ours. As Christ's grace-life was sacramental (tending toward manifestation) and transfigurative, so likewise must be ours. Finally, let us remember that the Christian expresses these various dimensions of grace as he relives the mysteries of Christ, especially those of death-resurrection.

   We have briefly considered the relationship between the graced-Christian and Christ. As this relationship grows in mutual love, the Christian understands with maturing penetration what it means to be incorporated into Christ Jesus. He becomes more aware of the full implications of St. Paul's words: "I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me." (Ga 2:19).

       c) Relationship with the Holy Spirit

    After the glorified Christ was established in power and glory with the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit to sanctify the world. The task of the Holy Spirit is to imprint the mystery of Christ ever more deeply upon the whole of creation. The Holy Spirit gradually is leading man and his universe to a greater Christo-finalization. This Christo-finalization will reach its completion at the time of Christ's second coming. Then creation will receive its final transformation. Then the movement of creation to the Father, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit will be complete.

   As this process evolves, the Holy Spirit concentrates His action upon the Church of Christ; for this evolutionary movement of creation in Christ has as its dynamic center the evolution of the Church. The Church progressively evolves by assimilating more perfectly the mystery of Christ. The Holy Spirit guides this process. He is the soul of the Church because He constantly labors to unite the diversified elements of the Church into a more perfect image of Christ.

   The Holy Spirit as sanctifier not only guides the entire Church, but He also guides each member of the Church. Here again His task is basically the same. He strives to deepen the image of Christ which has been indelibly imprinted upon the Christian. He labors to Christo-finalize more radically all areas of the Christian's existence. In this regard we notice the biblical distinction of living according to the Spirit rather than according to the flesh. To live according to the flesh does not refer only to sins against chastity. It refers to anything in my life which is not according to the Spirit. Therefore, intellectual pride, something very "spiritual," would be living according to the flesh in the biblical sense.

   On the other hand, to live according to the Spirit can include the most intense involvement with material creation or use of the senses. All of this can be profoundly Christian as long as we are following the lead of the Holy Spirit. In this context we again emphasize that everything about the Christian has been elevated by grace, not merely his spiritual nature.

   To live fully according to the Spirit demands a growing realization of the manner in which the Holy Spirit leads the Christian to a greater Christ-likeness. This involves discernment of spirits. This concept will be developed at some length in a later chapter.

   In summary, the Holy Spirit promotes the process of our becoming sons in the Son. The Christian's response to the Spirit measures his degree of incorporation into the adoptive sonship of the Christ-life. "Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, 'Abba, Father!' " (Rm 8:14-15).

       d) Relationship with Mary

    Karl Rahner tells us that devotion to Mary is one of the great signs of final perseverance.11 By such a statement Rahner emphasizes for us the great role Mary exercises in the life of the Christian. Really, the emphasis of Rahner is merely a continuation of the great importance attributed to Mary by the Fathers, doctors, and saints of the Church throughout the ages.

   Mary assumes such a concrete importance in the life of each of us because she is the mother of the Church and the mother of each Christian. She is a mother to all men, but in a special way to the Christian.12

Mary's spiritual motherhood toward us had its beginnings at the time of the Incarnation. As Mary conceived Christ in a physical manner, she at the same time conceived us in a spiritual manner. In her holy womb she bore both Christ, the Head, and us, His members.

   The second great stage in Mary's maternal relationship toward us was accomplished upon Calvary. There, in extreme spiritual suffering, she offered Christ to the Father. From the pierced side of Christ the Church was born. Mary, in the extreme anguish of spiritual childbirth, brought us forth to supernatural life. "Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your son'. Then to the disciple he said, 'This is your mother.' " (Jn 19:26).

   The third and final phase of Mary's spiritual motherhood is a continuing process. Under God, she gives us our life of grace. In her maternal love she protects and nourishes this life. She intercedes for all the graces necessary for its proper growth. As Mary cooperated with the Holy Spirit in first giving Christ to men, so she continues the same cooperation in regard to each Christian. Through the life of grace Christ is meant to take deeper and deeper possession of each one of us. Mary and the Holy Spirit continually labor to achieve this. Mary's only desire for us is that we grow more and more into the full stature of Christ. Her overwhelming love for us is evident. We manifest our love for her by committing ourselves to her maternal love and care so that she can achieve her desired purpose. That purpose, again, is to form Christ in us.

       e) Relationship with Members of the Church

    There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church's existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

   The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

   The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God's own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

   This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."13 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

   The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.14 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."15

   The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

   Not only can we be aided by the saints' intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.16

       f) Relationship with Man and His World

    The Christian's Christ-life also establishes a special relationship between himself and all other men and the world in which both are situated. This is so because of the basic nature of grace—the fact that it is a share in God's life. The object of life in God is not only Himself, but also His creation. The Christian, through his life of grace, shares in this double dimension of God's life. Just as God not only loves Himself, but also His creation, so also must the Christian love both God and His creation. The Christian is called in a special way to further the creative and redemptive work of God.

   This aspect of the Christian's grace-life is also mediated by Christ. Christ, through His human enfleshment, has immersed Himself into man's world. Through His humanity he unites all men and all authentic human and temporal values to Himself. Through His redemptive love Christ has elevated the Father's creation to a new level of existence. Christ has initiated a process of gathering up all of creation for the glory of His Father. This process will reach its completion at the parousia. Meanwhile the Christian labors with Christ to further this evolutionary process of creation and redemption. Consequently, in faith, hope and love, the Christian assumes a new responsibility and privilege toward man and his world.

   He must take this privilege and responsibility seriously. Men of our era such as Bonhoeffer and Teilhard de Chardin have strikingly placed this responsibility before Christianity. Christianity has to show the contemporary world that it is profoundly interested in all its authentic values and aspirations. Christianity must further demonstrate that the principles of Christ are the only ones which can guarantee the true progress of man's world. The world belongs to Christ and it is impossible for it to develop authentically outside of Christ.

   We have traversed a rather wide area in this chapter dealing with the life of Christian grace. Grace, in its inner reality, and in its various relationships and ramifications, is complex to a certain extent. But ultimately it has a profound simplicity and unity. Christ is the one who gathers up and unifies. He is the one who makes grace tangible, concrete and personal to the Christian. Radically, the life of grace is life in God as mediated by Christ. "We can be sure that we are in God only when the one who claims to be living in him is living the same kind of life as Christ lived." (1 Jn 2:5-6).


    9Cf. Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. 1 (Baltimore: Helicon, 1965), p.199.
  10Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. II (Baltimore: Helicon, 1960), p. 33.
   11Cf. Karl Rahner, Spiritual Exercises (New York: Herder & Herder, 1965), p. 283.
   12Cf. Edward Schillebeeckx, Mary, Mother of the Redemption (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1964), p. 128.
   13Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
   14Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
   15Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
   16Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.



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February 7, 2002


To whom it may concern,

    We circulate the Priestly Newsletter that goes to 75,000 priests in the world. This has been circulated since 1994 at the direction of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. who had a doctorate in Theology and taught at Xavier University for over thirty years and author of eighteen books on the spiritual life and many other various publications.

    Our primary purpose is to circulate this Newsletter. We are now sending three years of Newsletters in a book of 342 pages to 75,000 priests in the United States and 90 foreign countries. A special Newsletter is enclosed with Father Carter's powerful writing on Grace (2001 issue 1). This writing is also available on tape and on disc.

    Our coequal purpose is to circulate prayer manuals Father Carter compiled for prayer chapters praying for the priests, the Church and
the world.

    All of our printing and postage costs so much money.

    We operate from the Virgin Mary building in Clearwater, Florida, pictures are enclosed. We use the building to spread materials and rosaries
to encourage people to pray for the priests, the Church and the world.

    We also have a church we received from the diocese in China, Indiana where we distribute our materials and pray before the Blessed Sacrament hourly and about two hours or more at 6:20 every day. Monthly adoration before the exposed Eucharist is held for our members for 48 hours on the 12th of each month to the 14th.

    We have a third center in Morrow, Ohio which is our communication center and mailing address.

    We circulate rosaries handmade to Catholic schools all over the United States and meditation sheets and consecration cards. We try to send scapulars too when we have them. We supply many beads to our rosary makers for this.

    We had difficulty all last summer securing funds for beads for our rosary makers. We were not able to send the 100,000 or more rosaries we usually send in October and May because of funds.

    We need $10,000 every month for the loan on the Virgin Mary building. We pray nightly there usually for about two hours or more at 6:20. We pray all through the day there, hourly, many times before the image. A big prayer meeting is held on the 5th of the month. Prayers are prayed for about 4 hours for the priests, the Church and the world. We broadcast to at least 8 states and all join in the prayers, including Morrow and China.

    We have a nursing home ministry and a prison ministry. We supply coloring books of the rosary mysteries and the Mass to children.

    We desperately need funds for the printing and the rosary making operation and all the postage. Bishops from foreign countries beg for rosaries and prayer sheets with the Shepherds of Christ Prayers.

    Now we are struggling with the monthly rent on the building and the postage for the foreign mailing of the Priestly Newsletter Book II.

    We always need money for the rosary beads for the schools and the Virgin Mary building.

    We also do a Holy Spirit Novena, but the little book has been out of print for some time because of lack of funds. Teachers like to use it for confirmation. We have prayer chapters using it daily all over the world.

    We want to circulate pictures of the crucifix and Mary's image on the building, we are unable to do this because of lack of funds. Enclosed are pictures of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary building.

    A very important part of our Movement is trying to get people to say the Morning Offering. Here is a card we distribute extensively, especially to Nursing Homes and school children.


    Here is a short form of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary that we circulate extensively.


    Can you help us. It is a real shame to not even have rent on the building Mary appears on.

    We need to tell the world about the Mass. This is another important aspect of our ministry. We have so many writings about the Mass. Mass Book I with the Imprimatur—and all Fr. Carter's writings and many other writings discerned by Fr Carter before his death. 

    It is a shame with all the money in the world not to be able to get the rosary beads to the rosary makers for school children who want them to pray the rosary.

    Our movement is trying to do what Our Lady told us to do at Fatima for peace in the world.

    Can you help us?

                            Rita Ring
                            Shepherds of Christ Ministries




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