Introduction to Shepherds of Christ Ministries – Father Edward Carter and Rita Ring

Dear Beloved Followers,

I am overjoyed to introduce to you all in this posting, Shepherds of Christ Ministries, based in the United States (http://www.sofc.org).

Founded by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. (now deceased, God bless him), the primary purpose of the Shepherds of Christ movement is to distribute newsletters on spiritual life to priests, as well as begin prayer chapters praying for the priests throughout the world in all their needs and praying for the renewal of the church and the world. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for people interested in advancing their personal holiness.

Published for the first time in July, 1994, the newsletter marked the beginning of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The English and Spanish newsletter goes to approximately 75,000 priests and 8,500 religious. Internationally, over 245 bishops and 4 cardinals have requested it for their diocese (190 countries).

Fr. Carter received locutions from Our Lord and Our Lady, which were incorporated in many of his newsletters and books. His spirituality was very much rooted in the teachings of Fatima and Medjugorje.

Fr. Carter was the spiritual director of Rita Ring, a lay woman, who has received many locutions from Our Lord and Our Lady. Rita is co-founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and continues to be under spiritual direction, as she has received heavenly messages since 1991. The messages given to Rita are published in several books called, God’s Blue Books, and they are on-going (currently, there are 18+ of them containing teachings from Heaven).

While not every book published by Shepherds of Christ Ministries is available online, several of the earlier books can be freely read online as downloadable ebooks.

I, a soul, have been reading them and incorporating the spirituality in my life. The heavenly messages are quite beautiful. The messages are very much focused on adoring Our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist and promoting the spirituality of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary. They compliment very much the heavenly messages given at Holy Love Ministries (http://www.holylove.org), and I feel very honored to be able to share this volume of work with others. I am grateful to blog follower “G” for introducing me to the messages.

Here is the link for people to learn more:

http://www.sofc.org/books.htm

I pray that all are blessed by this treasure trove of love from Our Lord and Our Lady.

In Christ,
a soul