Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

 April 5, 2021

April 6th Holy Spirit Novena
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Day 4 Period II.

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Prayer for Grace for our Country

Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our president and leaders. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.  

 

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.

 

April 5, 2021

27 years since
we have been doing public 5ths.

 

25 Years Ago

April 5, 1996

Sorrowful Mysteries

Friday at Our Lady of the Woods

Before the Exposed Eucharist

Agony in the Garden

R. Let us put ourselves in the presence of Almighty God. Let us know that God is truly present in the Eucharist and with us, the same Jesus that died on the cross. We meditate on the crucifixion and we think of Jesus and how He died and think of it as so far away, but Jesus, although He no longer walks this earth, is in this room with us at this moment. This same Jesus that, with such love, mounted the cross and gave Himself for love of us, is in this room. The same Jesus that hung for three agonizing hours as the blood poured from His hands and His feet, from His precious wounds, the same Jesus, is right here, if we see the man before us that hung to such a brutal death and gave Himself for us, how our hearts would well up inside with this act of love. Let us address Jesus who is truly present here with this love in our hearts and with our whole heart pray the rosary and unite to Jesus in the Mass.

1. R. Precious, sweet, loving Jesus, we look at You and we see Your beautiful face in the picture before us. You show us Your Heart, crowned with thorns. You are a Person. You are not far off. You are right here and You are calling out to us to realize this because it is in realizing how close you truly are and that You live within us that we will have this close union with You. You are closer to us than any human person. You live within us in a special way when we are baptized and in the state of grace. You are the person that our heart craves. Give us the grace to realize how really close You are to us. Give us the grace to love You.

2. R. Give us the grace in this rosary to know things about You that we would not know if You did not give us this grace, special insights into the mysteries of Your life. Just outpour Your grace. We ask this, Father, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Holy Spirit, to touch us in a very special way in this rosary, to touch our hearts that we will be ever closer to our Almighty, beautiful, wonderful God.

3. R. The sun shines in the sky and we see the magnificent light from the sun and we feel its warmth but the warmth from the Heart of Jesus and the light far exceeds that of any sunlight. The light of Jesus truly present in the tabernacle in this world would blind us far more than any sunshine. Help us to realize Your greatness, O Lord, and the great gifts that You give to us – that You give us Yourself.

4. R. We know some things about God because He gives us His grace and the more we know sometimes we wonder how blind men are. We must pray for the souls of men and not ever think we are better than them. God has given us a great grace to love Him. We do not understand when we see others sometimes. It is all because He has given us this grace. Pray for this grace for all of us to live by the Father’s Plan. Think of how Jesus was in the garden and He, in His Divine knowing, knew all things - God knew everything with the vision of God – knowing every event that would happen – knowing every detail in the heart of every man and their sins from all time – knowing all those, in their ignorance and pride, that would boast and Jesus in His Divine Wisdom knew all of these things! Think of how it would be to have the vision of God and to see the people before you so ignorant and so prideful. How Jesus must have suffered for this alone, to be the Almighty God and in His Divine Wisdom to know all things and to see the arrogance of these men.

5. R. Many times Jesus, I hurt inside because I know my sins and the sins of all men and You give me the grace to understand how God is offended by our sins. In this rosary let us help make reparation for our sins and the sins of all men, for we are truly sorry for offending God by our sins this day. We are all God’s creatures. We are all members of the human family and look at how we are offending God. We are so sorry and we ask You, in this rosary, dear Father, that united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we ask You to outpour Your grace and Your mercies on this sinful world.

6. R. Jesus loved us so much that He gave Himself. He saw before Him in the garden an angel that came to comfort Him and the agony was so great in His Heart from what He knew that He sweat blood. This is His Blood that we receive this day in the Holy Eucharist, the same blood that Jesus sweat in the garden.

7. R. Dear Jesus You gave Your precious blood for love of us. You gave the last drop of Your blood and the last beat of Your Heart for love of me – give me the grace to love You with my whole heart, my whole soul and my whole being.

8. Song: A Song from Jesus

9. R. See Jesus in the garden, buckled over in pain. Feel the agony in His Heart, the deep, deep agony, to know all the sins of all men and look into His eyes and comfort Him in this agony with your immense love of Him and say to Jesus: Jesus, I love You. I am so sorry for my sins and the sins of all mankind. Let me give You comfort, Jesus, as I see Your sweat fall to the ground, as I see the blood roll down Your forehead. Vividly see this as if you did see it on Jesus’ forehead. Would you not look at Jesus with the greatest love and say to Him: Oh, my Jesus, You did this for me and I love You so much! Would you, if you saw this before your eyes, would you not look at Jesus and comfort Him in His agony?

10. Hail Mary

 

The Scourging at the Pillar

Song: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

1. R. Life flows from the Father in the Holy Spirit through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through the heart of Mary, to us. Do we feel this life that is flowing to us at this moment as we pray? Do we feel the grace that He is giving to us in this room? Let us feel this life penetrate our soul? Let us feel the grace within us, for He loves us, that He gave Himself and He gives Himself to us today and gives us a sharing in His life.

2. R. Sweet, tender Jesus, I see You there, bound at the pillar. I see You tied. You look so helpless but within that body is the Heart of Jesus, the Heart of endless love. You look like a man tied to the pillar but You are God-made-Man. You are the Almighty God, knowing all things, all powerful, Almighty and You allow the men to come up with their sharp instruments and rip Your flesh because of Your love of me!

3. R. I hear the cracking of the whip that they beat You with and I see the stripes on You and I know within that body is the magnificent Heart of endless love. Divine love, and You did this for me. Give me the grace to love You, You who are all deserving of all my love. It is only when You give me the grace that I can love You with greatest love. I beg You for this grace. I love You so much, Jesus, whipped for my sins at the pillar.

4. Hail Mary
5. Hail Mary

6. Song: I Love You Jesus

7. R. My beloved Jesus, I want to love You. Help me in this rosary to love You more and more. Make this a special day in my life that I will unite ever closer to You, that I will identify all of my actions with You, that You will live through me as I love in this world.

8. R. We cannot even fathom the love of the Almighty God. We do not comprehend His might. He is God. We cannot even comprehend a little bit the immensity of His love.

9. Jesus: I come to you with greatest love. I am your God. I died for you. I come to you this day. Open wide your heart, My beloved ones. I am knocking on the door of your heart and it is you that keeps Me from closer union with you. Open your heart. You hold onto so many things that keep us apart. You do not even know how attached you are to so many things. You must pray to die to yourself that I may live in you. The more the seed dies, there is new life. In you I will live more abundantly in you, if you die to yourselves.

Song: Unless a Grain of Wheat

Jesus: My beloved ones, die to yourself, the more you die to yourselves, the more I will live in you.

10. R. And He took them out to the town of Bethany and He raised His arms and He ascended into heaven and He left us behind to carry out His work here. It is in dying to ourselves that He will live in us more and more in this world today, for He no longer walks this earth. Jesus is dwelling in us. Let us pray for the grace that we may die to ourselves that He will live in us and that His grace will flow through us and that many hearts will be touched by Him operating in us, as He dwells in our graced baptized soul.

 

The Crowning with Thorns

R. Why such a brutal death? Why such a Passion? Why did God come and go through such anguish for us? He came to show us the way and His way is selfless love. God gave Himself, God suffered all of the torture that we would have this sharing in His life. He was beaten, He was bloody, He was crowned with piercing thorns. He spread His arms and surrendered His all to His death. He was buried but He rose on the third day that we would have this sharing in His life and go to heaven and have the fullness of life some day.

1. R. He sat and was crowned with thorns, covered with blood and with wounds and they spit on Him. They mocked Him. Let us put ourselves in the place of Jesus. Let us sit and be surrounded by men. Let us sit there with our head crowned with thorns and feel the blood as it rolls down our face and into our eyes and into our ears. Let us hear with our ears what the men said to Him – calling Him a liar, all the ugly things that they called Him and let us realize that the Almighty God, in His Divine knowing, knew all things, but suffered this torture willingly because of His love for us. Let us sit there as Jesus sat and feel our own blood roll down our face and feel the burning wounds all over our body, matted and stuck to His dirty, purple robe. We know what it is like when someone says a few harsh words to us and we take them and do not say anything back. How hard that is, to have someone insult you and say nothing back to them, but Jesus sat there and He took this while many men persecuted Him. Why? He showed us the way, His way is love, always love, but in His actions, in His sitting in silence, He knew the love of God. He was God, the Almighty God and He withstood this. It is in being one in Him that we too will be able to suffer the persecution, the wounding by others, the harsh words and in that when we act as Jesus acts, His light will shine to this world through us. When someone persecutes us and we tolerate this and still respond lovingly we make more of an impression on that person than if we shouted back and tried to make our point. His light, always shining. Through His blood-covered face and His crowned head when He hung from the cross, with a withered body, beaten and torn, His light shone against the darkened sky because the light of God cannot be hidden. He wants to be one in us. He wants to unite in such a way that our hearts love with His love, but we must die to ourselves that He will live in us.

Song: Unless a Grain of Wheat

2. R. What are we holding onto that is keeping us from deeper union with Him? Do we not realize that His way is love, that He taught so much through His example, that we see the world today. Let us pray for the grace that we will always love. Let us pray for the grace that we will be so one in Him that His light will shine through us in this darkened world.

    He is calling us to consecration to His Heart and the heart of His Mother. When we consecrate our hearts to Jesus and Mary, when we live in Their Hearts, we will be the lights that shine in the darkened world.

3. R. Jesus and Mary: I see this darkened world and I am but one person. I beg You to help me to be a little light that shines in this world. How bright one little light is against the darkened night. How bright it will shine with His power when we are united in deepest union to His Heart and Mary’s heart.

4. R. And they spit on Him and they whipped Him and they pounded into His precious head sharp thorns that hurt so bad, hurt so bad, and how do we act when we hear a few harsh words against us? But He was silent. He came to show us His way - His way is love - His way is always love.

5. R. And His body, silhouetted against the dark sky, was the brightest light that shone in this world.

6. R. Jesus tells us to love as He loved us. Jesus loved us so much that He sat and was spit on. Jesus’ head was crowned with thorns, His flesh was torn and He asks us to love as He loved us. It is in uniting all of our actions with Jesus that we will love as He wants us to love. It is in seeing that in our actions that we are helping souls to get to heaven by our acts of love. This is indeed a heroic deed, that everything that we do can help others to get to heaven when Christ is living within us.

7. R. We are the teachers of the God who lives within. Let our hearts be filled with His love and His light.

8. Jesus: They pulled My beard and they pounded on My head. They tore My flesh and they made Me bleed. I sat and I suffered all of this for you. I ask you this day to be a light in the darkness, to always love. I want to live in you and to minister to this hurting world through you. When they persecute you and laugh at you, come to My Heart. It is there you will find refuge from the cold world. I am Jesus and I am so close to you, as close as your breath.

    My sweet ones, you do not comprehend – you must pray for vision to see beyond what you see with your eyes, to know with your hearts that I am forever present and with you, that you are never alone. You look with your eyes, you want to see but far greater than what you see with your eyes is to know I dwell in your graced, baptized soul.

9. R. And they walked around Jesus - these angry men. Their hearts filled with such hatred, their hearts so cold and hard – they walked around Jesus and poked at Him and pushed Him and they hated - they hated and they hated and He loved and loved. How His heart suffered for the treatment of those He loved so much!

10. Jesus: My greatest agonies were not the agonies that I suffered to My body but the agonies to My Heart for the rejection and for the hatred of those men I loved so much. I am Jesus and I look at you this day and I see your fervor and your love. I beg you to come closer to Me for it is your love that comforted Me during My bitter Passion. Look into My eyes and tell Me you love Me. I love you, My sweet ones.

 

The Carrying of the Cross

Song: Only This I Want

1. R. How many times we teach by our actions. It is not only in our words but it is how we live and how we act that we are the teachers of the God that lives within us. Help us to be so one with You, Most precious God, that Your light shines in our eyes and in our every action. It is one thing to talk about holiness but it is another to die to ourselves and to let You truly be one in us, according to the Father’s Plan, trying always - always to do His will, in love. I see Jesus shuffle with the cross on His back, humped over in such sufferings and as He falls to the ground and His face hits the earth the cross falls down on His back. They come up to Him and they poke at Him and they kick Him and try to force Him to give up but Jesus, though in such exhaustion He can hardly move, got up and He continued.

    Give us the grace to continue always, knowing that the little acts that we perform not always in our speech, but in our actions, are mighty lessons in this world today, that we shall always see ourselves as a teacher, always a reflection of His light, always conducting ourselves the way that He wants us to conduct ourselves and pray for the grace to be so united with Him that we will act as He acts through us.

2. R. How far we have to go to be like Jesus - but it takes sacrifice! I beg Jesus for the grace. I beg for the grace but it is sacrifice – it is sacrifice and it is giving our will to God in love, we have a free will. Sometimes it is so hard to respond in love, so hard when someone is cruel, when we really don’t like the way they treat us, when we feel that we have been wronged, but we know that telling them something kind is the way Jesus would want us to act. This is sacrifice!

    He shows us the way that He lived, He gave Himself as a sacrifice. It’s easy to love when we are filled with grace and someone is nice to us, but it is an act of the will to love when others are not so nice to us. They pounded the thorns into His head and they spat on Him, they tore His flesh and they made Him bleed and He loved those men with the tenderest burning love. He comes and He shows us His way – His way is love, He no longer walks this earth but He lives in us. We are to be like Christ, who dwells in us, be a witness to Him. How are we showing the world in our actions who Christ is? Wear the crucifix, and tell others of our churches. How are our actions?

3. R. And He fell to the ground and His face hit the earth, the crown of thorns pressing deeply into His skull, the pain in His head and His whole body - and He continued. When they poked at Him and forced Him to get up, He went on - His way is love. Let us unite to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Let us see Jesus as He hung on the cross and realize this is love. Love is self-giving. He is calling us to love, to die to ourselves that He can live in this world in us this day. When we fall to the ground and the cross bears deeply on our acks and we want to give up because we feel all alone in this world, where so many have forgotten, God, we look into the eyes of Jesus and we see the weakened body, the face covered with blood. We see Him humped over with wounds all over Him and we look into His eyes and we say to Him, Love is sacrifice. Give us the grace to love as You want us to love in this world today, for we are helping in the work of salvation. The light that shines through may be the seed planted in the hard heart. The love that He wants to give to that person that is so cold in their heart, but if I say no to those people, if I say no to those who really need His love, because that is the hardest one to love, He cannot touch those hearts through me. He wants us to die to ourselves that He can live in us. He no longer walks the earth.

4. Song: Only This I Want

R. Come Holy Spirit, impart to us the gift of wisdom, the gift of understanding. Give to us a wider vision that we may know more and more the mystery of God, that we may know more and more the mystery of His love, that we carry out the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in our lives. Fill us, O Holy Spirit, with the fire of God’s love.

5. Jesus: This, My dear ones, is the love that I have for you. Look into My eyes as I carried the cross on My back and see My eyes caked with blood. See the bruises on My head. See My face. Look into My face as Veronica saw My face and gave to Me the towel. Look into My face. This is the love that I have for you and look into the face of those who are hardened in their hearts and see My face when you look into their face for as you love others, you love Me. On that day I will say to you: O, beloved of My Father, come into My Kingdom, for when I was hungry you gave Me to eat, when I was thirsty, you gave Me to drink, and when I was naked you clothed Me. You, My beloved one, will be with Me forever in heaven in deepest love. I call you today to carry out My life, death and resurrection in your lives, to love when the road is tough for those with the cold hearts are the ones I want to touch so much. It is only when you love that I can touch them through you.

6. Jesus: Unite to My sacrifice.

7. Jesus: Love is giving. Love is an act of the will. I freely gave because I loved you. I ask you this day to freely give your love and when they persecute you know that I am loving them through you. Come to Me and I will fill you with My love. Sacrifice is very hard sometimes but it is then that many hearts are converted through the hardest sacrifice, through the great act of love.

8. R. And He loved us so that He laid down His life for us.

9. R. O, Mother Mary, this is the 5th. The 5th is in honor of the five wounds of Jesus and the five blasphemies against you. Mother Mary, help us to love your Son, Jesus, with greater love, to love Him through your most tender heart. O, Mother Mary, thank you for the gift of the rosary.

10. Hail Mary

 

The Crucifixion

1. R. The greatest act of love – the Son of God gave Himself for love of us. The Mass is the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present.

    Let us unite all of our actions, all through the day, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass going on around the world, for grace and mercy is being outpoured in the Mass. Let us realize the magnitude of this offering when united to the Mass. Let us pray to the Father in the Holy Spirit, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and every action that we perform, a sacrifice of giving ourselves as Christ who gave Himself to His death on the cross. We give ourselves, no matter what it is that we are doing, doing God’s will in love. We are helping to bring down great grace – this helps in the work of redemption. We unite with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, loving as Christ loved. Jesus tells us to love as He loved us and He laid down His life for us. Jesus asks us moment by moment to love, to always love and we are helping souls. We are loving in our every action.

    O, Jesus, I see You before me, hanging on the cross, your body so withered and covered with blood, and I see the little deeds that I do all through the day that sometimes seem so useless and so hard, but when I realize that it is the Father’s will that I do them and when they are done in love, that they are mighty sacrifices to help in the work of redemption. How heroic those little deeds seem to be, united with your sacrifice. This is what is important. This is what God wants us to do – to live always - in love.

2. R. The Father will say to us, “Come into My Kingdom.”

3. R. Jesus says to love as He loved us. He loved us so much that He gave His life. Moment by moment we join all of our actions as an offering to the Father in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit, and all of our actions are a sacrifice that we give that souls will be in heaven someday. The person that I am looking at that has the cold heart is the one He wants to touch. I can say no because love is an act of the will or I can perform that hard sacrifice and love when they are mean. Jesus can touch them through me.

    What the world needs now is love, the burning love of the Heart of Jesus. No fire can compare to the love that comes from His Heart. When our heart is one with the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the fire of His love will spread across the earth and the sky will be lighted with the fire of God’s love. This is the mighty medicine for the sick world and it begins with one candle that shines in the darkness. Let me see myself as one candle and my life as the life that He wants to shine in the darkened world.

4. Jesus: I have called you here this evening to hear this rosary. It is easy to love those who are loving and it is very difficult to love those who are cruel. I want to reach all hearts. You are the teachers of the God who lives within. It is through your example that many hearts will be touched with My love. Come and dwell in My heart and I will fill you with My burning love. I love you, I love you, I love you. To My death, My dear ones, I died for you. Will you love in this world today when it is hard, when you do not want to love, when you want to walk away, when you want to go and be by yourself and you know that the Father would want you to spend that time in loving another? Will you touch that heart with My love? I have called you as My special soldiers of love. You will light up the darkness with the fire of My love that is burning within you. Do not worry. Do not fret. Be calm. I am guarding your every step. The most important thing that you do this day is to do the Father’s will, in love. Love is giving of self. Love many times is hard.

5. R. And I see Him, His beautiful body, silhouetted against the darkened sky, and His light shines. His body is covered with blood and withered, but the light that comes forth from the Almighty God is a light far beyond all comprehension. The light that I saw on that Tuesday from the Eucharist against the cross and across the altar of sacrifice. This is what we are given, we are given this grace to be so close to Him. To be in this room with Him, the Almighty God, for Jesus to talk to us of His great love. We are given the Eucharist to be so one with Him in Communion, to have God enter our body and unite with us. Let us thank God for this great gift and ask Him for the grace to unite ever deeper with Him that He will live in us as we live in this world today, that we will unite in every moment to this sacrifice, that we will help in our acts of love, that we will help souls to get to heaven, for He said to me on March 1: “souls are shriveling in hell.”

    We see the world and we see the green grass and the blue sky and we see so much with our eyes. We see the sin and all the suffering in this world and we know that many souls are going to be damned forever. We need to give our lives to Him, to always love, to unite with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to offer everything we do all day to the Father for we are sinful people. Jesus gave His blood that souls would be saved and we are helping in the work of redemption by our love, given especially when it hurts.

6. R. What a heroic act to help someone to get to heaven! Dear Jesus, come and live in me that I may be as the Father wants me to be in this world and help me to love as You want me to love. I know for all eternity that I can be joined in such celestial bliss in this presence of God. I love You, Jesus. I look at You hanging on the cross and I look at You right before You die and I look at You and say, God, I love You! I want to die to myself that You will live in me.

Song: Unless a Grain of Wheat

R. And He rose on the third day and came to give us life that we will have it to the full. He no longer walks the earth but He lives in us.

7. Jesus: You are My lights that I am sending into the darkness to shine. Come and dwell in My Heart and I will fill you with My burning love. I am Jesus and I am truly present with you and in this room. I am a Person and I am longing for your love. Minute by minute, second by second, I am with you. I want you to talk to Me and tell Me all the cares in your heart. I want you to rely on Me always, My sweet ones. I am the Almighty God. I give to you, My Divine love. I love you, I love you, I love you. I will fill you with such love as you cannot imagine, but you must surrender and let go. You are the one that keeps Me from uniting with you. You must let go. You must die to yourselves and you will have peace and love in your heart.

8. R. Life flows from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through the heart of Mary and into our hearts. Let us dwell in the Hearts of Mary and Jesus that we may be bathed in such love. It is there that we will find refuge, It is there that we will know love, that we will be able to love as He calls us to love, for God is love, His way is love. To be one in Him is to love.

Jesus: I call you, My dear ones, to come to My Heart, to surrender and to give your all to Me. I spread My arms, I held not back, I gave My all for love of you. I want to be with you forever and ever in heaven. Surrender and help My poor, poor souls this day with your acts of love. Many souls will be condemned forever to the fires of hell for their mortal sins and their willfulness and for their pride, for their hatred. Will you love? Will you love those cold hearts? I sacrificed, I gave Myself on the cross. You will touch the hearts with your love. Pray to the Holy Spirit to fill you with the fire of God’s love. You must dwell in Our Hearts. Consecrate your hearts to Our Hearts. It is your acts of love that comforted Me during My bitter Passion. I want the souls to come to Me. I gave My life for each soul. How you act this day will make a difference in the lives of many souls. This world will be lighted with the fire of God’s love but it must be burning inside of you. You must die to yourselves that I can live in you. I am Jesus. I have spoken. Love is sacrifice. I gave Myself for you, but the benefits of this love in your heart is peace and joy. Surrender. I am with you at every second. I love you with the deepest love.

9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

 

 

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He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part B Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00

God's Blue Book 6B by Rita Ring. Jesus and Mary appeared every day in February, 1995    So beautiful    transcribed from a tape    the Stations, 7 Sorrows, prayers in the Prayer Manual, the Holy Spirit Novena Book and the Song Book. Pure love    loving and forgiving    a book about Jesus' love, baptism, grace and Fr. Carter's Newsletter. $10

God's Blue Book 6C
He Calls Us to Action - The Sixth Book, Part C Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 7
Intimacy with God by Rita Ring
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 8
See thru the Eyes of Mary. Author: Rita Ring and Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 9
The Mass and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 10
God's Blue Book 10 - This is My Body
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 11
God's Blue Book 11 - Showers of His Grace
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 12
Solidarity In Chirst
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 13
Grace
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 14
God the Father Speaks After Clearwater
$ 5.00
God's Blue Book 15
Life
$ 5.00
Blue Book 16
Mary Mother of the Eucharist
$ 5.00
Apostle's Manual
Shepherds of Christ Overview: Very carefully discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 20.00

Apostles Manual. About the Movement — the structure of the Movement    All Ministries — from the time 3 months before Mary appeared in Clearwater and 3 months after. Rosaries of the 13ths, Fr. Carter's Newsletters. Messages from God the Father    Reaching the priests, the Church, the schools and the world. $20

Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
Red Rosary Book - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 1. Mary appeared in Clearwater December 17, 1996 in rainbow color and these rosaries left the printer the same day from Apparitions of Jesus and Mary    transcribed from a tape. $10

Blue Rosary Book
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
$ 12.00

Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 2. This is a book of so many rosaries — transcribed from a tape. So many beautiful rosaries.   pages  $12

Messages From Jesus
Messages From Jesus for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound Given by Jesus to His Messenger - Author: Rita Ring Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Messages for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This is a big book of loving messages for nursing home people and homebound from Jesus and Mary    Their lives are so important    united to the Mass offering up their suffering, their lives for the souls of this earth. $10

Short Rosary Meditations for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

Short Rosary Meditations for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This book is so important with pictures they can open it and lay it on their laps and pray the rosary. $10

Songs From Jesus
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00

Songs from Jesus Songbook. These loving songs were given from Jesus. So beautiful    Love Songs from Jesus of His love — helping us have pure and loving hearts. $3

Daily Messages From Heaven
From the Florida Apparition Site Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00
Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
$ 3.00
Meditaciones del Rosario
para Pequenos y Ancianos
$ 10.00
Fr. Joe Robinson
 
Inspiring Homilist & Author
 
Fr. Joseph Robinson has dedicated his life to serving Christ and the Church for over 40 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guiding Light - Bread of Life

Guiding Light - Bread of Life, Cycle A for 2019/2020
$ 10.00

Guiding Light - Walk in the Light

Guiding Light - Walk in the Light, Cycle C for 2018/2019
$ 10.00

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts

Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts Cycle B 2017/2018

$10.00

Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. Cycle B    Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10

Guiding Light - The Soul Who Could

Guiding Light - The Soul Who Could Cycle A 2016/2017

$10.00

Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. Cycle A    Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.  $10

Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform, Cycle C for 2015/2016
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year (2011/2012)
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B     The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $10

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A    The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $10

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B    At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $10

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Litugical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C    In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $10

 

 

Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

Here are all the products in this category:

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response in Christ
Fr. Edward J. Carter gives to the modern Christian a message that will sustain him.
$ 10.00
Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
$ 10.00

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.)    One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life    From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book  and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00 
plus postage


  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

 

Statues/Religious Items

 
 
Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping

 

  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping

 

 

  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
 
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping
 

 

 

  


                 

R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Special people.
                3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff.
               11) Pray for the country
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Pray for the Corona Virus to go away
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Sanja, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    Fr. Joe, all priests helping us, Ed, Jimmy, Mary,
                    Carol R., a special couple, Rosie & all involved.
               21) All of our families.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) All of our houses.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.

 


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