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.

May 30, 1999

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.

Messenger: Jesus wanted this excerpt and picture to appear first.

Excerpt from November 18, 1998 Daily Message

Messenger: On the day of November 15, 1998, at 12:30 p.m. Mass at St. Gertrude's I was taken into immense ecstasy. From the Offertory to the Consecration, I felt as if I would burst inside from the realization of what would take place at the Consecration. I was filled with such emotion and crying at the Consecration. At the point the Host was raised high by this most holy priest, three complete, golden transparent Hosts came forth instantly from the raised Host.

They looked as this (see diagram) transparent and golden color as when I see the sanctuary covered with a golden aura. They were distinctly outlined in gold.

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Messenger: On the Holy Trinity

He is the unseen God, the mystery opens up to us in the mystery of Christ truly present in the Eucharist. He gives us His Body and Blood in the Eucharist. It is in the reception of the Eucharist and in the time immediately afterwards for about 20 minutes that He majorly implants knowledge of Himself on our souls, deep insights into the divine mysteries. As we pray before His Eucharistic Presence in the tabernacle, He silently teaches us in our hearts about Him and His love for us. Not so much in words, but in lights, in insights, given to our heart, in oneness in our hearts with our Divine God. This interaction in holy love with our Divine God becomes deeper and deeper through the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We become most intimately united to Him in consecration to Their two Hearts. It is through the reception of the Eucharist, the time before the tabernacle, reciting the prayers in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual, and consecration that my interior life has opened more to a deeper life in Him. The Persons of the Trinity dwell within us in a most special way when we are in the state of grace. How deeply we exist in Him for all eternity depends on the depth of our relationship here below. Through all of the above, through praying the rosary according to the rosary meditations from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through all of Fr. Carter's writing, his guidance, and through the Blue Book messages, I was taken deeper into the Heart of Christ. There I met my Father and developed a deep relationship with Him, realizing my relationship with Him at every moment as His little child. I realized His plan for man, that we are living in the Father's family as brothers and sisters and that there can be harmony among the creatures of the earth if they live together in oneness according to the Father's will. These daily messages from heaven are given to bring about this great era of peace in which men will live in oneness in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, loving God and one another as He intended from the beginning. It is in consecration to Their Hearts that man will live united according to the Father's will.

The love between the Father and the Son I feel in a burning on-fire love of the action of the Holy Spirit permeating my being. This Holy Spirit is the Counselor, the Consoler, the One Who enlightens, Who works in Mary's Heart setting us on fire with the fire of God's love as we receive clearer insights into the divine mysteries.

Feast of the Holy Trinity

Jesus speaks: I wish a big card to be made with Fr. Carter's Sacred Heart picture and the bridal Mary picture with the consecration for priests to Our Hearts in big legible print on the back. I wish this to be circulated EXTENSIVELY TO PRIESTS.

Priests need to consecrate their hearts to Our Hearts to have this depth of union with God in which they will most intimately unite to God, the Bridegroom of the soul.

I wish all who are able to sew vestments for priests to put the pictures of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart on the front as directed.

I wish priests to wear these vestments for Mass.

I wish these vestments available in Mary's Image store in Florida.

I will tell you the exact plan for the vestments.

They are simple with the images on front.

Seamstresses from all over could make this simple pattern while another can put the images on the front through an easy process.

I wish the message given to Fr. Carter to appear here. If priests are to have this deep interior union in which they will know Me most intimately, they must consecrate their hearts.

Excerpt from Apostles Manual, p. 11

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

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

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

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

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

(End of excerpt from Apostles Manual)

Jesus speaks: I promise a deeper, deeper union with Me and the Heart of My Mother the more they recite the prayers (Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual).

It is I Who give the grace, it is God Who enlightens the minds.

What you could know in a thousand years and through a million books of theologians, God can reveal in a heart in the batting of an eye.

When it is time, put away your books and stuffy collar and come sit with Me before the tabernacle and consecrate your hearts.

Sit with Me before the tabernacle and after reception of the Eucharist.

To intimately know Me, to have deep insights into God, you must spend time with Me.

Matthew 11:25-26

The good news revealed to the simple
The Father and the Son

At that time Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.

Jesus speaks: I give My priestly newsletter to take My priest shepherds deeply into My heart.

There you will know God, for you will become one with the Father the more you are one with Me. He reveals Himself to you in the depth of My Heart in the Holy Spirit Who works in the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary.

Oh children of God, you learn of God from God.

I am the Mediator. I reveal to you knowledge of Myself. The more you know Me, the more YOU WILL KNOW MY WORD.


Open up your hearts and put away your stiff-necked ways.

Matthew 11:25-26

The good news revealed to the simple
The Father and the Son

At that time Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.

Jesus speaks: I LOVE YOU. I AM GOD.

Mary leads you to the intimate love of God. Recite My prayers and pray the litanies (Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual).

I give you the plan. You block Me and My messenger.

These messages are given, and these writings of Father Carter in the newsletter, to take you to the depth of My Heart - where I will live most intimately IN you and YOU WILL LIVE in the depth of My Heart and unite with the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Obey Me. Listen to Me.

I am the voice of the Good Shepherd. I will lead you to oneness IN ME!

I love you. Jesus

Excerpt from the Mass Book, p. xxiii


This is not a complete study on the Mass. I am not a theologian. I am accounting here my personal experiences on my journey into the Heart of Jesus. I am not an English major. I majored in math and taught this subject in high school and mostly in college. I am a house-wife and mother of four. I have been married for 27 years. I write this book because I want to share my love for my beloved Jesus. I love the Eucharist and the Mass so much. I want to write about that. I am accounting my experiences in the Mass and before the tabernacle. Many experiences in this particular book were received at Holy Cross-Immaculata Catholic Church in Mt. Adams and during Holy Mass.

Under the guidance of my spiritual director, Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J., I have accounted my experiences here. He is a major part of all of my enlightenments. I am most grateful for all his gifts and time he has shared with me. This book, which contains my daily journal experiences, is a joint effort of his guidance and my accounting these experiences.

This book, I hope, will lead you more deeply into the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary, our Mother, through her pure and Immaculate Heart. I hope it will help you to love God more and more through the Mass and the Eucharist. I love you. Rita.

(End of excerpt from the Mass Book)

Jesus speaks: Please include here December 18, 1995 accounted from December 15, 1995 experience from Mass Book.

December 18, 1995


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!

(Excerpt from Mass Book, pp. 188-189.)

Jesus speaks: I want oneness, holiness, and joy for you. I want you to experience the One true God.

I want you to actively give yourselves to Me in loving surrender.

Messenger: Oh Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

He comes, the Bridegroom of the soul, into our hearts in the Eucharist. It may not feel the same every time. Sometimes we may seem to feel nothing, but the reality of God truly present and the power of every Mass celebrated should be our focus. We should realize how our heartfelt participation in the Mass can help to release the most tremendous grace on our families, the Church and the world.

He is the Initiator. He works most intimately on our souls. We must be open to His action. In the deepest suffering He is present, and it is then that great grace can be released if we endure with love.

The more we experience suffering, the more we can know His presence. It is then when we are stripped bare and helpless that many times we can unite to Him and pray as never before.

On this Feast of the Holy Trinity let us sing and give the greatest honor to our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and thank Him for His gifts and His goodness to us as we approach the great Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus next week. This is the greatest gift that God gives us, Himself.

Tuesday begins the month of the Sacred Heart, tomorrow is the end of the month of Mary.

Let our hearts sing in honor of Mary and our hearts burn with the love of the Sacred Heart.

Let us experience the presence of the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our hearts and sing to Them with burning love. Let us give Them great honor and love and devotion with our song and our hearts filled, as children of the Father, with greatest love of God.

Singing praise gets us into our hearts. Our hearts are opened when we sing from the heart.

Writing also helps us get into our hearts.

Reading the Word of God helps us to be deeply united to Him as does the Eucharist in a most special way.

We cannot rush prayers, we must have periods of contemplation, meditation, and preparation.

The rosary is so beautiful, praying it with a heart deeply filled with love of God.

Oh Holy Spirit open our hearts to You. Enable us to worship, honor and love our beloved God.

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel my relationship with my Mother Mary has helped me to be loving and gentle to you?

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