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 30, 2002

May 1st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for May 1st is Joyful.


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.



We do not have money for postage
to mail the
Priestly Newsletter Book II
to the bishops as Jesus requested.

(Can you please help us?)

Urgent request:

We need $5,000 for the Virgin Mary Building
payment right away.



Videos of the Rosary Aves
 are available!
(which have the imprimatur)

The pictures are beautiful!

Father Mike leads the rosary.

The Rosary Aves are going to be on DVD and video.

We need help with the funds to make them
  and get them into the schools in May
so the children can pray the rosary with them.



April 30, 2002

Messenger:     My dear Father,
                                Our time here is so short and I enjoy so deeply
                            the moments I have to live so deeply in union
                            with God and others.
                                I feel a depth of love in my heart I cannot even
                            write about and a thirsting for the earth to be
                            as You want it to be.

                                There will be an earth with one flock and men
                            following the Good Shepherd.
                                I know my life lived here is to help bring
                            this about. In whatever capacity You chose 
                            to use me.
                                I rely on Your Might, my God and Father.

                                I live to help souls get to heaven and be so
                            united to God for all eternity.

                                Oh heaven is so real to me and the saints in
                            heaven are my dear friends.

                                Oh at the prayer meetings we have we pray
                            these prayers.


yellow book
red book


April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         We pray with so many of us in so many places
                              so deeply united in our hearts for the
                              priests, the Church and the world.

                                Our lives in the Shepherds of Christ are one in 
                            which we lay our lives down in the Morning Offering,
                            offering up what we do all day united to the Mass to the
                            Father, in the Name of Jesus, in the Holy Spirit
                            through the powerful intercession of 
                            Our Lady and Fr. Carter, all angels and 
                            saints, united to the souls in purgatory
                            praying in everything we do for the
                            priests, the Church and the world.

                                Oh God help us.       

                            I came to this little Blessed Sacrament Chapel
                                at the Cathedral to be with my beloved




April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:         I opened up to this writing.



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


God's Blue Book II Cover

March 2, 1994
Received at Cathedral After Communion

Jesus speaks:  I want you to love Me as I love you. If I asked you to lay down your life for Me, you would give this freely of yourself. I need this surrender from you that you put Me above all things--not some things, all things. I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any gods before Me--not your husband, your children, your life, your house. I want your total surrender! I am not asking you to give these things up. I am asking you to love Me more than any of these things, that you are willing to give them up for Me!

    This is freedom. When your love is for Me and Me alone, no one has any control over you. You live for Me and I am Almighty. I love you with the most ardent love and you know all that comes from Me is from Him Who laid down His life for you.

    Do you love Me? Would you lay your life down for Me? If you love, you give of yourself. Do you love each other? Do you give of yourself to one another or do you have relationships that give to you? This is not love. Love gives from the heart. Love is for the good of the other. I gave My life for you that you might live. Follow the Master. I did not die for any of My own gratifications, I died to show you how I loved you! I gave My only life for you. I love you this much!

    I call you to love. Love is action from your heart. Do you love Me this way or do you just do busy work and call it love?

    To learn about love you must come and be with Me. Sit and let Me teach you My ways. I sit with My red garb, covering My white tunic, you at My feet and I teach you ever so sweetly each day. You are My beloved ones. I died for you. I give you this same love today. Love gives to the other. Do you give this kind of love to Me and your brother or do you ask what others and I will give to you?

    You do not know love if you do not come and you are not taught by Me. I am the author of love. I teach the mighty lessons of love. I died out of love for you.

    You cannot love intimately if you hold back. To love Me, you must totally surrender, surrender all you hold on to. People do not love Me because they want to hold back. If you want intimacy with Me, you must be willing to surrender your all to Me.

    Are you willing to do this? This is where the power is. When you give your all, I possess your soul and I am all powerful. I want your all, not little pieces you stingily let go of. I want your all. Then you will have an intimate union with God. Then you will live in His love and be powered by His might. Then you will be free. I will operate you and you will be united to Me as one. What power, God dwelling within your breast and acting from your soul! Become selfless and unattached to anything. I am God and you shall not have any gods before Me!

end of March 2, 1994



April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:        My Mother appeared to me so many times
                                at the old seminary and asked that
                                we spread the rosary.

                            These beautiful rosary videos are available
                                for you to download from the Internet - 
                                here is a description from our president -


    Shepherds of Christ is offering free Internet accessible movies of the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries, including versions with the rosary aves. They have beautiful scenes of the mysteries of the Rosary and special transitions to keep children interested and focused. All of our materials can be downloaded from our website at You can copy these movies to your computer and all can watch them whenever you wish. These movies are also available on VHS tape, Video CD (VCD), or DVD disk (call for availability).   


April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:          The videos and coloring books match.

                            Here is the call of Mary August 27, 1996 after she
                                had appeared so many times telling
                                me about the importance of reaching
                                the children with the rosary and her
                                messages were ignored by so many.



Sorrowful MotherMary's Message
from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks:  I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996



April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:       Please help me do what Mary asked us to do.

                            So many souls she said were going to hell.

                            Oh please pray with us, we have no time
                                to waste.

                            We even have a rosary video
                                with the Rosary Aves, that have
                                the Imprimatur, these are so beautiful.

                            Oh God forgive us our sins and help us.



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.



April 30, 2002 message continues

Messenger:             God so loved us that He gave His Son
                                     Jesus as a sacrifice on the 

                                I know love deep in my heart, when you
                                love someone, you want to help them,
                               even if they make a mistake, you still
                               love them. A person with deep love prays for the
                               other and wants the good of the other.

                                I love so deeply, I want the souls to
                                    do God's will. 

                                Why should we do God's will, because
                                    it is what God wants us to do?



Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jesus Will Handle This One

God's Blue Book II Cover

January 11, 1994 5:00 a.m.

Jesus speaks:  Dear child, I am here. You are ready for this message. Times are short and the end times are near. You must busy yourself with only My work. I am calling you to constant prayer alone and with your children.

    You must not lose sight of this work for an instant. I need you to do this work and to busy yourself with only this work. I am by your side and I never leave you. Don't ever be afraid. Whatever comes, I am protecting you. Get your focus back to your children. Have them go to Mass and Communion and pray the rosary. You must not think that anything but My work is important.

    Do not question. Just do as I command you to do. I will care for all of the details. You do not need to worry. Worry is useless and of no account.

    Know I am truly near you, protecting you at every turn. I do not ever leave your side. I am ever there, taking care of you. Just act as you are prompted. Your actions are coming minute by minute. Do not question, do not worry. Just be with Me at church and all through the day at home. Be constantly close to Me. When you spend too much time with others, our intimacy and that with your children suffer. Let today happen. It is not up to you to plan. I am guarding your children. Keep feeding your children My words and My work here. You are not reading these letters to your children.

    Don't deviate for one moment. I will not move from your side. I am personally guarding each of you. I stay by your side and wait for your time with Me. Keep preaching the time in front of the tabernacle. Your friends are very stubborn and they have not committed themselves to Me. Even in their idleness, they travel other roads to Me. My road is found by praying in front of the tabernacle.

    Do not worry about the book. Your job is praying to Me and writing letters. Come and open wide the gates of your heart. When you are distracted with worldly things, your heart is not open. Put your total trust in Me and My teachings for you. Do not think. This is not up to you. Your job is accomplished by being set in Me. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. I speak to your heart. Listen with your heart, not only your mind.

    Read My letters in front of the tabernacle. I speak to you there. I am ever vigilant and by your side. You are moving from Me. I never move away from you. Guard the door of your heart and let only My words penetrate there. Keep it a place for Me. Do not bring in any worry or distraction from the outside. What a loss of potential union with Me! The more you focus on Me and Me alone, the more you will be in total union with Me.

    Do not ever worry. Say, "Jesus, You handle this one." Give it to Me and trust that I will take care of it. Do not worry. Just be as I summon you to be, endlessly in My love and mercy. I am here. You needn't think about your earthly cares. I will see to all that is necessary. You focus entirely on Me and My heart. Worry is so distracting to merging with each other. Say at the time, "Jesus will tend to my needs Himself. Jesus is tending to My needs." I remind you when you need to do something. Worry is entirely useless.

    You pray and focus on your intense union with Me. Constant union, Spiritual Communion. I am always very intently united to you. You remain selfless, unattached and ready to do this work. You fly to the occasion when I give you your wings. You do not need to worry over anything. I tend to all you place in front of Me. I am so loving and so good. Go with peace in your heart. Take all distraction from your souls and come to be with Me.

    I love you. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. Trust Me at every moment. Not a question, only a union with Me! We are to be united all day. Never do we move away from this intense union. You operate but I am very intently connected in your heart. Feel My presence with you. How can you worry?

end of January 11, 1994



Excerpt from February 15, 2002 message 

Jesus speaks:      Make a list of things that are needed so people
                                can help if they so desire.

Messenger:           A small list is this
                            1) Priestly Newsletter Book II Foreign Mailing Postage

                            2) Mass Book II  

                            3) Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly

                            4) Blue Book I  printing (we have no Blue Book I's)

                            5) Blue Book III  printing (we have no Blue Book III's)

                            6) Prayer Manuals printing  

                            7) Holy Spirit Novena Booklet printing 

                            8) Rosary beads 

                            9) Image rosaries to sell

                            10) Pictures (photo's) to make available


                           11) Blankets of Mary's image


                           12) Videos for nursing  home program

  Mary talks to the Nursing Homes
  Video Session #3

Shepherds of Christ Ministries

P.O. Box 193, Morrow, OH 45152
toll free 1-888-211-3041
fax: 1-513-932-6791
Rosary Meditations received before the exposed Eucharist
(Instruction for Leaders Included)

                           13) Little People's Mass Book

Little People's
Mass Book

                           14) Little People's Coloring Book of the Mass


February 15, 2002 message continues

Mary speaks:               I ask you to pray for these needs on the list. Those
                                who can, can pray hourly. 

end of excerpt from February 15, 2002




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 Imprimaturóand 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




Messenger:  Jesus wishes that we give our hearts to Him and Mary. 

The following Valentine can be given to Jesus and Mary any day of the year. It is an act of love that would greatly please Him.

Use the following Valentine to fill in your name and the date you gave it to Him.


I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.





The Story of the Crucifix Video

If you have a good dialup connection, you should be able to watch the movie live.

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Nursing Home Mass Video

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connection, you should be able to watch the movie live.

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