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April 12, 2008

April 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 13th are Glorious.

    
     

China Retreat
 
April 13th begins at 12:00noon
 

 

 

Given April 1, 2008

 

16 years ago

October 5, 1992 - 3:30am

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

Jesus:   My dear children,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

end of October 5, 1992

   

14 1/2 Years Ago

   

December 26, 1993 - Sunday (excerpt)

Whatsoever You Do to Your Brother, You Have Done unto Me

Jesus:  My child,

    It is with a bleeding heart I come to you this day — the day after My special day! I know all about the trials and you withstood them very well. When you are suffering, I am the closest. Try to feel Me right with you always. If someone is being smart to you, know, My little one, they are being smart to Me. Whatever others do to you they do it first to Me. It is easy for satan to use someone to attack you and for them to think you are weak and I can do anything to push this one's buttons. No, little ones, you may think I can do whatever I want and get away with it because this person doesn't fight and forgives. I say to you, "Woe to you who push your brothers with your ugly speech. You do it to Me first. Woe to he whose tongue is as a rattlesnake: you rattle roll to your brother, but you rattle to Me. All those who sit and watch such an episode or hear are affected."

  

  

                    Again I want to talk about the Agony
                in the garden. Think of how it would
                be to know the formula for something and
                sit amongst people who are seeking it and
                no one will listen or even let you talk.
                Think of paying for someone's bills — all they
                spend and they just keep using your money
                and never even recognize it or say thanks.
                Think of knowing all things — of knowing God
                the Father's Plan, of the creation of man, the
                intention of God for man's destiny — how God
                created man for a purpose that some men ignore
                and some men do evil things — greedy, jealous,
                hateful, angry, pushing ahead stepping on
                the authority. Man has tendencies that are
                not nice from the garden — man must control his
                evil tendencies.

                    Jesus is God, Jesus is a Divine Person, Jesus
                came to die, to pay the price for man's sin —
                man is blind — God is all knowing — "Learn and
                be taught, but first you must listen." I
                remember when Mary appeared at Clearwater
                and people would say — "Oh that is Mary" then they
                would turn away because they didn't want
                to change and hear her message —

                    Did you ever see something like this

 

 

                    God knows everything
                    God sees everything

   

John 3: 7-15

    Do not be surprised when I say:
    You must be born from above.
    The wind blows where it pleases;
    you can hear its sound,
    but you cannot tell where it comes from
        or where it is going.
    So it is with everyone
        who is born of the Spirit.

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

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

   

                    I have tried to deliver the message God has
                given to me for 17 years now. People don't like
                me getting ahead of them. Even when Mary appeared
                after no one would listen at the old seminary and
                the corner fell off — in minutes

 

 

                Then Mary appeared in Clearwater 2 1/2 years after
                we officially began the Shepherds of Christ Movement
                over 14 years ago.

                    There are three Persons in one and the same God
                and that is a mystery.

                    This is a quote from St. Thomas' writings.

 

Goal of human life

In Aquinas's thought, the goal of human existence is union and eternal fellowship with God. Specifically, this goal is achieved through the beatific vision, an event in which a person experiences perfect, unending happiness by comprehending the very essence of God. This vision, which occurs after death, is a gift from God given to those who have experienced salvation and redemption through Christ while living on earth.
This ultimate goal carries implications for one's present life on earth. Aquinas stated that an individual's will must be ordered toward right things, such as charity, peace, and holiness. He sees this as the way to happiness. Aquinas orders his treatment of the moral life around the idea of happiness. The relationship between will and goal is antecedent in nature "because rectitude of the will consists in being duly ordered to the last end [that is, the beatific vision]." Those who truly seek to understand and see God will necessarily love what God loves. Such love requires morality and bears fruit in everyday human choices.

Peter Kreeft, Summa of the Summa (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990), pp. 74-77, 86-87, 97-99, 105, 111-112.  Kreeft, p. 383 Kreeft, p. 383
 

                If one talks and another won't listen — there is
                no communication.

                Mary appeared at Fatima to deliver an important message.
                Our Lady appeared at Clearwater to give the message
                    about spreading the Consecration, Prayer Chapters,
                    Priestly Newsletter, Blue Books.

 

 

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2 days after Mary Appeared

 

December 19, 1996
Message from Mary, Received by Rita Ring.

Mary: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn. He is the Almighty God, the Light of the World.

I appear to you, my children, on a (former) bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus, for your money. Your money is your god.

I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you. I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book.

   

                In the Agony in the Garden I meditate on how Christ
                    teaches us so much and gives us gifts, but we do
                    not listen.

                Jesus sweat blood — He knew of the souls that would be
                    lost —
                    The motive here is to pray for the priests, the Church
                    and the world and to preserve the building in
                    Clearwater as a sign of the Shepherds of Christ mission —
                    2 1/2 years after Fr. Carter began the Priestly Newsletter
                    and Prayer Chapters to spread the consecration of
                    the 2 Hearts — love for the Catholic Church —
                    devotion for the Eucharist and praying for the priests,
                    the Church and the world.

                Jesus, the Son of God, out of love for us sweat His
                    precious Blood in the garden — isn't it time
                    to listen to Jesus —

  

                Scourging at the Pillar

                Jesus stood tied to the pillar and they beat Him
                    they tore His flesh — because of division and
                    hurt in some men's hearts — they, because
                    of wounds, may try to control others and
                    impose division on them so they can
                    have power over them.
                    The mission of the Shepherds of Christ is oneness.
                    God has given to me messages, ecstasies, apparitions,
                    revelations about oneness for 17 years.

   

John 17: 21-23

May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
   and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
   you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
   that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
as you have loved me.

   

                The Trinity is the most perfect community.

                By the Blessed Trinity we mean one and the same
                    God in three Divine Persons.

                In Eternity we are to be wrapped in the embrace of the
                    Trinity — the goal of our lives is the
                    beatific vision.

                People who are wounded may want to hurt others
                    by misuse of power, creating division
                    with others for the sake of acting out
                    their own wounded division felt inside
                    of them —

                To please God we are to work in accord.
                    The men beat the Son of God at the pillar —
                    How can men hurt others like that —

                In life if one man hurts another enough and
                    imposes this hurt on them, the man
                    hurt can find another to try to control and
                    work out what is being done to him that
                    bleeds inside him — but this is darkness —
                    It's acting for the devil!!

                Beating Jesus at the pillar

                Beating the Son of God — came from men filled
                    with hatred that wanted to tie up Jesus,
                    beat Him — tear His flesh, laugh —
                    spit on Him
                    These men had hatred inside — They acted according —
                        to their wounded human nature
                    Talk about a wounded human nature —

                Well man gets wounded by other men
                Does he go to Jesus to heal and help others who
                    are wounded

                Or does he lie to hide his wounds and keep
                    acting them out on innocent others — trying to get power
                    over others so he really can inflict
                    punishment on them while he is
                    in control —
                    He lost his power here and is hurt
                    He seeks power to hurt another — Projection

                An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is
                    one against one

 

 

                In a man wounded and unable to get back at the
                    source who wounded them — it is basically
                    an 'eye for an eye', but using a surrogate
                    other they can inflict their wounds on an innocent other —
                    "I was wounded" the man says —
                    "I have lost power —
                    I will control another and impose my
                        unfinished business on them —
                        now I am in control"

                    Power lost —
                    Power gained —

                Jesus was beaten at the pillar
                Jesus came in pure love to pay for our sins —
                Jesus wasn't fighting back  one-on-one
                Jesus wasn't projecting His pain on others
                    to make them suffer like was done to Him.

                Jesus shows us pure love.

                Projection — punishing another for unhealed
                    wounds, happens especially in people who
                    have had trauma and want that unfinished
                    business resolved, but the unfinished
                    business and its truth they have buried
                    and they act out their hatred and anger
                    on others they seek to have power
                    over and make suffer — hoping their
                    pain will go away —

                But this may be done unconsciously —
                    they really think the new person is
                        deserving of combat — division —
                        but it is projection —

                        they have the hidden hate —

                        It is buried under the traumatic wound —
                        they hid and they hurt they want to make others hurt
                            they provoke sometimes to get others to cry.
                                "I'm right."
                                "You deserve it."

                Jesus was the scapegoat.
                The Son of God —
                The men were full of hatred — It was inside of them
                They wanted to hurt someone for their hatred
                They beat Jesus — God-made-man

                The devil works in this using people old unfinished wounds
                    as doors in which he enters — Some try to
                    punish others for their hidden rage from being
                    hurt and after repeated events doing this to a
                    partner — they have the sickness to point
                    a finger at the other's emotions —

                Trying to work up another to fury for hidden pain is wrong —
                    they may say "look at you"
                    words that they have used in the past over and over again
                    they failed to even recognize.
                    Christ was whipped for our sins.

                The important thing to see here —
                    is projection

                    All of us were wounded
                    All of us may do things to others that we
                        do not realize from past experiences

                    But unless the person with the big trauma
                        and unfinished business gets over his
                        pride — he will keep trying to hurt others
                        and himself like the men who
                        whipped Jesus —
                        the innocent Lamb led to the slaughter

                Jesus did this for our sins
                    Jesus paid the price for our sins

                    We are to look at ourselves and see we are
                        imperfect — we have hurt others —
                        whether intentionally or unintentionally —
                        because of ignorance or people who —
                        wounded us, but to be pure like Jesus —
                        We must act in truth —
                        We recognize that we are sinners and
                            want to build God's Kingdom —
                            not prove we have a superior
                            'face' of perfection —

                In the end we face the all knowing God —

 

 

                It is not our fault many times when we
                    are wounded —


                    pride, jealousy, envy, greed —
                    seeking power for dominance sake
                    is our fault


                We are all sinners —
                We were not perfect lovers in every situation
                Jesus was beaten at the pillar for our pride
                    and anger, lust, envy, greed —
                    We have sinned, we have hurt others
                    even if we weren't aware of it.

                We were put here to learn —
                    Do we write to God
                    "Oh God, I'm perfect — I needed no
                        training — my marriage failed,
                        my children lived in pain and I will
                        focus on my perfection, rather than
                        walk in truth — loving the truth,
                        embracing the truth — We have all
                        hurt someone —
                        lets get to the business of humility
                        helping to build God's Kingdom —
                            doing God's work
                        rather than proving our feet smell
                            better than anyone in the
                            world

                What does the Scourging at the Pillar
                    tell me
                    We were all wounded in some way.
                    We have hurt others too — consciously
                        or unconsciously
                    Quit hiding the big boudoir in
                        your dark room and running
                        into it bruising yourself and
                        others — get it out of the way

                    Jesus paid the price for our sins —

                Hatred filled men — that beat Jesus, and tore His
                    flesh

                    We beat Jesus when we hold onto
                        sins of pride that block God's
                        plan and say —
                        "I'm right"  "I'm right" —
                        let me make you cry to do a
                        simple task

                    Controlling others in division is
                        not going to build God's
                        Kingdom

                Remember this

                By the Blessed Trinity we mean
                    one and the same God in
                    three Divine Persons.

                The mission of the Shepherds of Christ is
                    listening to God —
                    the scriptures
                    the commandments
                    the Church

                and living in the truth —

                living deeply one as members of the
                    body of Christ —

                The Catholic Church is
                    ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC
                        AND APOSTOLIC

                ONE — forgiving
                            not projecting hate
                            loving one another
                            building the Kingdom of God
                                (not giving into the divisions of satan)
                                (not giving into our evil tendencies)

                Holy

                Trying to be like Jesus and Mary,
                        the New Adam and the New Eve
                        Jesus and Mary were sinless
                        Jesus is God
                        Mary all pure, full of grace
                    Jesus and Mary did God's will

 

Luke 1: 46-55

                The Magnificat

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

    

                Catholic                Following the authority
                                                of the Catholic Church

 

UNIVERSAL
TRUE CHURCH

                Apostolic

                    We are His apostles in
                        the world today —
                    To go out and spread the good
                        News
                    We practice the Catholic faith as the
                        Church tells us.

                    We are under the authority of the
                        Church.

                    The hierarchy are above the laity.

  

                Crowning with Thorns

                    Who is our King?

                    Do we do things for our honor and glory —
                        So we look good for others —

                    Do we wear the crown?

                    Jesus wore a crown of thorns for our
                        pride, for how we have to
                        'save face' and block His
                        work while we worry about
                        how we look to others —
                        acting like we didn't get enough
                        or like we are always right.

                    Did Jesus do that as they spit on Him
                        and pounded the thorns in His
                        Head — as He was mocked for our
                        sins of pride and lying about how
                        we have hurt others

                    Lets be humble.
                    take a fearless inventory
                    *let some of the people you hurt — you ignore
                        tell you their side —

                    get off your 'high horse'
                    be instruments of unity,
                                            love
                                    and building the Kingdom of God

                    Be instruments of unity —
                        acting to do God's work
                        haven't you tried to lick the
                            wounds enough

                    We have so many years to be the
                        apostles we have been called
                        to be — to help build and
                        strengthen the Church

                A family is as sick as its members
                    hiding secrets, acting like they are
                    perfect — instead of acting to
                    do God's work —

                Should we be stiff ready to jump
                    like the dog in the street
                    that will bite because he is
                    wounded and he doesn't want
                    to be touched even by a doctor —

                Dark is dark

                Light is light

                Jesus was crowned with thorns
                    for our sins of pride —
                    our selfishness —
                    jealousy —
                    controlling —
                    wounding others with revengeful
                        deeds

                God deserves to be loved
                It is the greatest commandment
                God deserves adoration
                Our heart skips a beat
                    at the thought of our God
                God deserves our gratitude

                The devil wants us to hurt others —
                    lie to ourselves, keep our
                    hearts of hatred

    

                Jesus Carries His Cross

                They gave Jesus a heavy cross laden with
                    the sins of the world —
                    He didn't do any sins — Jesus was sinless
                    He carried the cross
                    He fell under the cross
                    He shed His Blood for our sins
                    Who are we kidding when we lie about
                        our faults —
                    Let's get about love
                                unity
                                communication
                                forgiveness

                    Seeing ourselves as we really are
                         sometimes prideful, angry, jealous,
                          envious

                    Let's really be holy —
                    Work for God because we love Him
                    Want His will — not punish somebody

                    Do we give of ourselves to get control
                        so we can punish them with
                        our work? (power - if somebody wants
                        something, work done, how can I manipulate
                        them before I give it to them)

                    How controlling are we to want
                        to use our gifts God gave
                        us to do His work to control
                        others to use them for our
                        slavishly dependent needs?

                Look at Jesus laying on the ground
                    the cross on His back — can't
                    you get off your 'high horse' —
                    Paul was knocked off his horse —
                    God showed him a light —
                    Get out of the blindness
                    Fear of Abandonment

                Live the Blue Book Writings of
                    love —
                    seeing things purely through
                    the eyes of God
                    not through our tainted eyes —
                    We see God through tainted vision
                    We see others through tainted vision
                    We see ourselves through tainted vision

                The Blue Books shows us pure vision —
                    see through God's eyes — loving
                    God purely as He deserves —
                    loving others purely
                    loving ourselves purely
                    through God's eyes

                Listen to the talk-shows —
                    arguing, judging

                We must pray — pray for purity —
                    pray for our leaders, pray
                    for ourselves —
                    pray for the media

  

                The Crucifixion

                Jesus surrendered
                    Jesus was hung by nails —
                    Nothing to hold Him in place
                    He gave His all
                    All His Blood
                    All ————

                The last beat of His Heart
                He gave His breath
                The Son of God sees all
                God knows our hearts
                God knows our past and how we
                    need to recognize how we
                    weren't perfect

                As long as we see ourselves as
                    perfect we are lying —
                    We are imperfect human
                    creatures

                God has called us to do this work which
                    can bring peace to the world —

                We are our own worst enemies sometimes

  

Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000

   

                July 5, 2008 — we will be in the
                    building 10 years —
                    how did you waste the time
                    you could have helped —
                    blocking God's work —
                    All those days!! 10 years!!

                March 1, 2004

  

               

                   

   
Ezekiel Chapter 31

In the eleventh year, on the first day of the third month, the word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows, Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and his throng of subjects:

“What can compare with you
    for greatness?
I know: a cedar tree in the Lebanon
with noble branches, dense foliage,
    lofty height.
Its top pierces the clouds.
The waters have made it grow,
    the deep has made it tall,
pouring its rivers round the place
    where it is planted,
sending rivulets to all the wild trees.
This is why its height was greater
    than that of other wild trees,
its branches increased in number,
    its boughs stretched wide,
because of the plentiful waters
    making it grow.
All the birds of heaven
    nested in its branches;
under its boughs all wild animals
    dropped their young;
in its shade sat many, many people.
It was beautiful in its size,
    in the span of its boughs;
for its roots were in plentiful waters.
There was no cedar like it
    in the garden of God,
no cypress had branches such as these,
no plane tree could match its boughs,
no tree in the garden of God
    could rival its beauty.
I had made it so lovely
    with its many branches
that it was the envy of every tree in Eden,
    in the garden of God.

    “Very well, the Lord Yahweh says this:
“Since it has raised itself to its full height, has lifted its top into the clouds, and has grown arrogant about its height, I have handed it over to the prince of the nations, for him to treat as its wickedness deserves; I have rejected it. Foreigners, the most barbarous of nations, have cut it down and deserted it. On the mountains, in all the valleys, lie its branches; its broken boughs are in every ravine throughout the country; everybody in the country has fled its shade and deserted it. On its wreckage perch all the birds of heaven; all the wild animals have advanced on its branches.

    So in future let no tree rear its height beside the waters, none push its top into the clouds, no watered tree stretch its height towards them. For all of them are doomed to death, to the depths of the underworld, with the common run of humanity, with those who sink into oblivion.

    The Lord Yahweh says this: The day it went down to Sheol, I imposed mourning, I closed the deep over it. I stopped its rivers and the plentiful waters dried up; I made Lebanon dark because of it, and all the wild trees wilted because of it. With the noise when it fell I made the nations quake, as I hurled it down to Sheol, with those who sink into oblivion. In the depths of the underworld all the trees of Eden took comfort, the pick of the loveliest trees of the Lebanon, all irrigated by the waters And its offspring among the nations, once living in its shade, went down to Sheol with it, to those who have been slaughtered by the sword.

    Which of the trees of Eden compares with you for glory and greatness? Yet you have been hurled down with the trees of Eden, to the depths of the underworld, among the uncircumcised, and there you lie with those who have been slaughtered by the sword. So much for Pharaoh and all his throng–declares the Lord Yahweh."

 

                Song: Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love

   

August 23, 1993

On His Passion

Jesus: My dear child,

I was condemned to death, death on a cross. They gave Me a big cross and made Me carry it. They stood around and glared at Me. It weighed on My shoulder and I pulled at it until it finally moved. Every step was almost impossible as I dragged it, weighing so heavily on My shoulders.

My shoulder felt as if the bones inside would crack and the cross would fall through to the ground. I couldn’t drag it any more. I tried, I fell. I fell and its weight fell on Me. A guard hit Me with something sharp. It really hurt because he wanted Me to move, and fast! People were watching — on with the show! How dare I fall in the middle of the show! He hit Me again and the blow really stung Me. I got up because it hurt so badly. I tried to walk on.

My Mother was in the crowd. She looked at Me and her face looked red and hurt. Tears rolled down her cheeks like rain and as her eyes met Mine, I was hurt so by her sorrow! She was always by My side, silent and loving. She was My Mother of love! She is always there next to you when you suffer.

I fell again and he (the guard) really hit Me. It (the cross) was so heavy that he and I together could barely move it. It seemed as I walked, heavier with the sins of the world heaped on it. My hands were bleeding. Blood ran from the wounds of My thorns and My head throbbed, seeming to make the wounds in My head bleed even more. Some of the Blood was dried, some of it running all over My Body. I had so many cuts and bruises — and people watched and laughed!

I am Jesus, Son of the Living God, and they laughed and mimicked Me! Oh, such hardened hearts! How vile can men’s hearts become? The devil’s grip is paralyzing and crippling.

The walk was so long up a hill and over rocks — the cross had to be lifted over the rocks. My Body was bleeding so badly! My Heart was pounding. I knew that the salvation of all men depended on My love. Therefore, I went through such agony.

I thought of My intense love for you — that many would go to heaven because of My suffering — and I continued to the top of the hill. At the top they laid Me on the cross and with a big hammer nailed My hands to it. It was the worst (suffering) yet. My hands were nailed with big nails and the big hammer. Then, as if that weren’t enough, with a big nail they nailed through both feet.

Then they lifted the cross and banged it into (a hole in) the ground. My shoulders ached from how I hung. My head bobbed and My neck ached and they laughed and said, "Now save Yourself." I hurt so much! I suffered this way for hours — which seemed like forever — and they glared at Me and laughed! My Mother watched in such agony.

For love of you, to My death I gave you My Body. My child, I shed My Blood and gave you My life that you might be with Me forever in heaven — not for a day, a month or a year, but forever with Me in heaven.

I am the true Bread come down from heaven. He who eats My Flesh will have life forever. For the drink I give you is My Blood and food you eat is My Body. Who would lay down his life for a friend? I did, for you. I love you this much, child. Forget about those who reject you. You have My life that I gave you and I give you life eternal.

I am the One true God. I am the Light of life. He who abides in Me will have life eternal, for the drink I give is My Blood and the food I give is My Body. Drink and eat and have everlasting life.

My child, that is all you need to know. Love one another and be good that you may enter into My Kingdom.

                End of August 23, 1993 message

 

 

Goal of human life

In Aquinas's thought, the goal of human existence is union and eternal fellowship with God. Specifically, this goal is achieved through the beatific vision, an event in which a person experiences perfect, unending happiness by comprehending the very essence of God. This vision, which occurs after death, is a gift from God given to those who have experienced salvation and redemption through Christ while living on earth.
This ultimate goal carries implications for one's present life on earth. Aquinas stated that an individual's will must be ordered toward right things, such as charity, peace, and holiness. He sees this as the way to happiness. Aquinas orders his treatment of the moral life around the idea of happiness. The relationship between will and goal is antecedent in nature "because rectitude of the will consists in being duly ordered to the last end [that is, the beatific vision]." Those who truly seek to understand and see God will necessarily love what God loves. Such love requires morality and bears fruit in everyday human choices.

Peter Kreeft, Summa of the Summa (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990), pp. 74-77, 86-87, 97-99, 105, 111-112.  Kreeft, p. 383 Kreeft, p. 383
 

 

December 17, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

THE EARTH STOPPED AND TOUCHED HEAVEN

    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

 

 

December 18, 1995

Excerpt from the Mass Book

IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEART

    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
 

John 20: 23

If you forgive anyone's sins,
they are forgiven;
if you retain anyone's sins,
they are retained.

           

 

 

Luke 3: 7-9

    He said, therefore, to the crowds who came to be baptised by him, ‘Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming retribution? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance, and do not start telling yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father,” because, I tell you, God can raise children for Abraham from these stones. Yes, even now the axe is being laid to the root of the trees, so that any tree failing to produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown on the fire.’

 

Luke 15: 11-21

The lost son (the ‘prodigal’) and the dutiful son

Then he said, ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, "Father, let me have the share of the estate that will come to me," So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.

When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch; so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs. And he would willingly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating but no one would let him have them. Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father’s hired men have all the food they want and more, and here am I dying of hunger! I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired men." So he left the place and went back to his father.

‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him. Then his son said, : "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son."

 

James 2: 8-13 

Well, the right thing to do is to keep the supreme Law of scripture: you will love your neighbour as yourself; but as soon as you make class distinctions, you are committing sin and under condemnation for breaking the Law.

    You see, anyone who keeps the whole of the Law but trips up on a single point, is still guilty of breaking it all. He who said, 'You must not commit adultery' said also, 'You must not kill.' Now if you commit murder, you need not commit adultery as well to become a breaker of the Law. Talk and behave like people who are going to be judged by the law of freedom.Whoever acts without mercy will be judged without mercy but mercy can afford to laugh at judgement.

   

                It is an act of love when we say the act of
                    contrition at least every night
                    Fr. Carter made his examine twice a day.

                Our motives for doing things are to be
                    to serve Him as He desires.

 

Exodus 24: 12-18

Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain. Stay there, and I will give you the stone tablets—the law and the commandment—which I have written for their instruction.’ Moses made ready, with Joshua his assistant, and they went up the mountain of God. He said to the elders, ‘Wait here for us until we come back to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; if anyone has any matter to settle, let him go to them.’ Moses then went up the mountain.

    Cloud covered the mountain. The glory of Yahweh rested on Mount Sinai and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day Yahweh called to Moses from inside the cloud. To the watching Israelites, the glory of Yahweh looked like a devouring fire on the mountain top. Moses went right into the cloud and went on up the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

 

 

The Ten Commandments
  1. I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.

  2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

  3. Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

  4. Honor thy father and thy mother.

  5. Thou shalt not kill.

  6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

  7. Thou shalt not steal.

  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.

  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

   

                The first Mass ever said was by Jesus
                        Christ at the Last Supper

                Jesus is the High Priest

                The Mass is the Sacrifice of Calvary —
                    Sacramentally made present.

 

December 27, 1995Mass Book Cover

LET US LOVE THE TWO HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY
IN THE RECEPTION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST.

HE GAVE HIMSELF TO US ON THE CROSS. HE GIVES HIMSELF TO US IN THE EUCHARIST.

How great was the act of love, God gave to this world, when He gave Himself and died on the cross. He gives Himself to us this day in the Holy Eucharist.

The greatest commandment is that we must love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being. This is a commandment. If we are to enter heaven, we must follow the commandments. They are commands given by God for us to follow.

The greatest act we can do on this earth is an act of loving God. The reason for our existence is to love God. In the sacrament of His greatest love, He gives Himself to us. This is an act of love on His part. We are called to respond by giving ourselves in love to Him.

This is the purpose of the Holy Eucharist: to unite in such oneness with our Holy, Loving God. Our all consuming passion should be that of loving God. How many go to the Eucharist with the sole purpose of giving great love to God? He wants us to love Him. He wants souls to tell Him how much they truly love Him. This is the most intimate act of love when Jesus gives Himself-Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to man. If it is such an act of love, how are we receiving Him in Communion? We should beg God, in this most intimate union with Him, to help us to love Him with greatest love.

Jesus is a Person. He wants our love. The Holy Spirit wants such intimacy with us. Our Father wants us to love Him. In the Eucharist, we unite with God. In this intimate act of uniting with our beloved God, with Divinity, we must pour out our love to God. We must pour out our heart to the most adorable Heart of Jesus. Jesus is so unjustly treated by many of His beloved souls He loves so much. Let us help make reparation to the Almighty God by loving God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being in the sacrament of His greatest love. This is the Gift of Himself.

Think of how it is to love someone and give your all for that person, to pour out your heart to him or her and then be treated with coldness and neglect. It hurts our heart so much more when we deeply love someone to be rejected by that person. Jesus loves us with the deepest love. We cannot fully comprehend this love. Let us love Him with the deepest love. Let us love Mary and her Immaculate Heart. Let us love her as the Mother of God. Let us love her as the virgin who bore the Son of God. May we, in the reception of the Eucharist pour out our love to Him, to this adorable Heart. May we pour out our love to His Holy Mother.

Mary said at Fatima that Jesus wants His Heart venerated next to the heart of His Mother. Let us love these two Hearts as we receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Then we are so deeply united with God. We see Their two Hearts surrounded with thorns for the injustices against Their Hearts. Let us help make reparation daily as we receive Him in the Eucharist. This is a special time to help make reparation to Their wounded Hearts.

Let us remember how He poured His love out to us on the cross and how He pours out His love to us now when He gives us Himself in the Eucharist, the Eucharist which contains His Heart of burning love. His Heart was pierced with a lance. Her heart was invisibly pierced with a sword. As the wounds in Their Hearts are deep, so too is Their love so deep.

He does not want "surface love". He wants hearts filled with deep burning love.

 

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.

end of December 27, 1995

 

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
p. 25

46. PRAYER.  In the preparatory prayer I will beg God
our Lord for grace that all my intentions, actions, 
and operations may be directed purely to the 
praise and service of His Divine Majesty. 

 

p. 11

21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment

 

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J.
  p. 29-30

 55. SECOND EXERCISE

This is a meditation on our sins. After the prepara-
tory prayer and two preludes there are five points
and colloquy.

                                PRAYER.  The preparatory prayer will be the same.

                                FIRST PRELUDE.  This will be the same as in the First
                                Exercise.
                                S
ECOND PRELUDE.  This is to ask for what I desire.
                                Here it will be to ask for a growing and intense sorrow
                                and tears for my sins.

                                56. FIRST POINT.  This is the record of my sins. I will
                                call to mind all the sins of my life, reviewing year by
                                year, and period by period. Three things will help me
                                in this:  First, to consider the place where I lived;
                                secondly, my dealings with others; thirdly, the office I
                                have held.

57. SECOND POINT.  I will weigh the gravity of my sins,
and see the loathesomeness and malice which every
mortal sin I have committed has in itself, even though
it were not forbidden.

58. THIRD POINT.  I will consider who I am, and by
means of examples humble myself:

    1. What am I compared with all men?
    2. What are all men compared with the angels and
saints of paradise?
    3. Consider what all creation is in comparison with
God. Then I alone, what can I be?
    4. I will consider all the corruption and loathsome-
ness of my body.
    5. I will consider myself as a source of corruption
and contagion from which has issued countless sins and
evils and the most offensive poison.

59. FOURTH POINT.  I will consider who God is against
whom I have sinned, going through His attributes and
comparing them with their contraries in me: His wisdom
with my ignorance, His power with my weakness,
His justice with my iniquity, His goodness with my
wickedness.

60. FIFTH POINT.  This is a cry of wonder accom-
panied by surging emotion as I pass in review all
creatures. How is it that they have permitted me to
live, and have sustained me in life! Why have the
angels, though they are the sword of God's justice,
tolerated me, guarded me, and prayed for me! Why
have the saints interceded for me and asked favors for
me! And the heavens, sun, moon, stars, and the
elements; the fruits, birds, fishes, and other animals—why
have they all been at my service! How is it that the
earth did not open to swallow me up, and create new
hells in which I should be tormented forever!

61. COLLOQUY.  I will conclude with a colloquy,
extolling the mercy of God our Lord, pouring out my
thoughts to Him, and giving thanks to Him that up to
this very moment He has granted me life. I will
resolve with His grace to amend for the future. Close
with an Our Father.
 

 

        Prayer of St Ignatius

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.

 

                Sing song: Take Lord Receive

 

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p. 32-33

 65. FIFTH EXERCISE
  
        This is a meditation on hell. Besides the prepara-
        tory prayer and two preludes it contains five points
        and a colloquy
.

                                PRAYER.  The preparatory prayer will be as usual. 

                                FIRST PRELUDE.  This is a representation of the place.
                                Here it will be to see in imagination the length,
                                breadth, and depth of hell.

                                SECOND PRELUDE.  I should ask for what I desire. Here
                                it will be to beg for a deep sense of the pain which the
                                lost suffer, that if because of my faults I forget the love
                                of the eternal Lord, at least the fear of these punish-
                                ments will keep me from falling into sin.

                                66. FIRST POINT.  This will be to see in imagination
                                the vast fires, and the souls enclosed, as it were, in
                                bodies of fire.

67. SECOND POINT.  To hear the wailing, the howling,
cries, and blasphemies against Christ our Lord and
against His saints.

68. THIRD POINT.  With the sense of smell to perceive
the smoke, the sulphur, the filth, and corruption.

69. FOURTH POINT.  To taste the bitterness of tears,
sadness, and remorse of conscience.

70. FIFTH POINT.  With the sense of touch to feel the
flames which envelop and burn the souls.

71. COLLOQUY.  Enter into conversation with Christ
our Lord. Recall to memory that of those who are in
hell, some came there because they did not believe in the
coming of Christ; others, though they believed, because
they did not keep the Commandments. Divide them
all into three classes:

    1. Those who were lost before the coming of Christ;
    2. Those who were lost during His lifetime;
    3. Those who were lost after His life here on earth.

    Thereupon, I will give thanks to God our Lord that
He has not put an end to my life and permitted me
to fall into any of these three classes.
    I shall also thank Him for this, that up to this very
moment He has shown Himself so loving and merciful
to me.
    Close with an Our Father.

  

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. * Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

                How is my motive?

                Do I do religious things for myself
                    for my honor and glory?

                Do I do religious things because
                    it is the Father's will for
                    His honor and glory?

 

Genesis 1: 27-28

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

      God blessed them, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all the living creatures that move on earth.’

   

 

                Paradise — Before the sin of Adam and Eve

                1) Sanctifying grace
                2) Great Knowledge
                3) Self-Control
                4) Never-Suffer
                5) Never-Die
                6) Happiness

 

Garden of Eden

 

The Fall of Man

Genesis 3: 1-7

Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, 'Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?' The woman answered the snake, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." ' Then the snake said to the woman, 'No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.' The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths. 

 

 

                God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the
                    forbidden fruit of a certain tree.

                    Our first parents disobeyed.
                    God cast them out of the Garden
                        of Paradise.

                    God took away special gifts
                        He had given to Adam and Eve.

                    Since Adam sinned, the only
                        human person who has come
                        into the world preserved
                        from original sin is the
                        Blessed Virgin Mary.

                    Mary is full of grace.

                    Man has a wounded human nature
                        because of original sin.
                    Man then had tendencies toward evil because
                        of his wounded human nature.

                    The natural tendency in man to
                        evil is a result of the fall of
                        Adam and Eve —
                        The seven Capital sins are

                   

7 Capital Sins

Pride, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth

 

 

   

    

 

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