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

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

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

April 3, 2003

April 4th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for April 4th is Glorious.


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Come to Florida on
April 5, 2003
for the live rosary



Here is the schedule for our web radio
April 4, 2003.

4:00 a.m. - Mass

4:37 a.m. - October 13, 1996 Live Rosary
- Songs from Jesus

6:20 a.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                 Holy Spirit Novena
                 Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 a.m. - Tell My People
                    read by Father Carter

8:55 a.m. - Newsletter 1999 Issue 4 
                    read by Father Carter

10:23 a.m. - Choose Life

11:25 a.m. - Grace by Father Carter
                    read by Father Mike Paraniuk

12:33 p.m. - August 20, 1996 Rosary
                    from the Mass Book

1:45 p.m. - Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
                    read by Father Carter

3:05 p.m. - Rosary of Light from November 15, 2002
                    led by Rita Ring

4:00 p.m. - Mass

4:37 p.m. - Blue Book Reading

                - Songs from Jesus

6:20 p.m. - 6:20 prayers led by Father Carter
                  Holy Spirit Novena
                  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual

7:24 p.m. - Tell My People
                    read by Father Carter

8:55 p.m. - Love Songs and Messages
                    October 1, 1994

9:59 p.m. - Spirituality Handbook
                    read by Father Carter

11:33 p.m. - Mary's Message

12:30 a.m. - November 13, 1996 Live Rosary

1:50 a.m. - Messages from December 12, 2002 
                    feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2:37 a.m. - August 20, 1996 Rosary
                    from the Mass Book

3:50 a.m. - Songs from Jesus

4:00 a.m. - Mass




April 3, 2003


Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR

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

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

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

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


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

end of excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR




From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

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

end of Father Carter's homily


Jesus speaks:        My dearly beloved —

                                These are the Mysteries of Light.

                                I ask you to wear green sometimes, for hope.

Messenger:            Oh My Jesus, I just love the Mass and the

                                    Eucharist so much. I love the consecration

                                    so much. Today my heart burned wanting

                                    you so deeply in communion. Oh God

                                    the gift of the Eucharist is such a

                                    delight to my soul.

                                I see how You have dressed the earth

                                    in beautiful spring flowers here and

                                    bright and beautiful blue skies,

                                    with some white puffy beautiful clouds.

                                The air is fresh and not cold, but it

                                    kisses my cheeks and I love it    

                                    so much.

                                The beautiful sight and the sweet air

                                    bring me to such loving thanks to You.

                                    You created these things for me.

                                    The flowering trees grace the earth here.

                                    Oh such white budding beautiful

                                        trees, some pink, so very beautiful

                                        against the Blue Book Blue Skies.



                                NOTE: This is how it looked the day they
                                                were printed January 3, 2003.














Mysteries of Light for Children





Baptism of Jesus

1.  John baptized Jesus in the Jordan.

2.  The Holy Spirit was seen above Jesus.  

3.  The voice was heard

        ...‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’ Matthew 3:17

4.  Jesus loves us so much.

5.  Jesus wants children to pray the rosary.

6.  There are 3 Persons in one God.

7.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

8.  Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist.

9.  Jesus wants us baptized.

10.   Jesus wants children to go to the Eucharist.






Marriage at Cana

1.  Jesus performed a miracle at the marriage at Cana.

2.  Mary told Jesus that 

        ...‘They have no wine.’ John 2:3

3.  Jesus said 

        ...‘Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come
                                                                      John 2:4

4.  Jesus changed water into wine.

5.  Jesus performed miracles on earth.

6.  God is all powerful.

7.  Jesus healed the blind man.

8.  Jesus healed the paralyzed man.

9.  Jesus loves us so much.

10. Jesus wants children to pray the rosary.






The Kingdom of God

1.  Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.

2.  God our Father created us and loves us so much.

3.  God wants us to pray the Our Father.         

The 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.

4.  Mary is our Mother.

5.  Jesus wants children to pray the rosary.

6.  The pope told us to pray these 
        mysteries of light.

7.  God is Our Father — He loves us so much.

8.  God the Holy Spirit loves us.

9.  Jesus likes us to pray the 
        Glory Be to the Father.            

Glory Be

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

10. God is Our Father.








1.  Jesus took 3 apostles up the mountain.

2.  Jesus was transfigured before their eyes —
        he was brilliant in light.

3.  The apostles were very happy to
        see Jesus like this.
        He appeared transfigured.

4.   Jesus wants us to stay in the
        state of grace.

5.  Our graced soul is so beautiful.

6.  Jesus wants us to be pure.

7.  God loves us so much.

8.   John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world: 
he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish 
but may have eternal life.

9.   Think about it —

            the Son of God took on a
            human nature for love of us.

10. We are mere creatures.
        God loves us so much He became man.






The Last Supper

1.  Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist
        in His Divinity and Humanity.

2.  Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.

3.  Jesus gives the priest the power
        to change bread and wine
        into the Body and Blood of Jesus.

4.  The apostles were at the table of
        the Last Supper.

5.  Jesus loves us so much.

6.  God is with us today.

7.  The Mass is an awesome event.

8.  We must pray for our priests
        that bring us the Eucharist.

9.   We are so blessed to be
        able to go to Mass.

10. God loves us so much.



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