Ruth Ann stopped receiving Messages to share from the Blessed Virgin Mary on January 25, 1995. On February 23, 1995, Jesus also stopped giving Messages to share. Since that time both Jesus and Mary have requested that we begin to reread the Messages already given and to reflect on them. But most of all, that we begin to live the Messages that have been given.
Message of May 16, 1993. from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
I wish to thank all of you for coming here today to pray. Many of you have taken time from your busy schedules and time from your families to do so. "And on the seventh day He rested," many have forgotten that God has set aside this day for rest and prayer. Man must remember this, he must set aside time for God. Dear children, such gatherings do not go unnoticed by God. Many blessings and graces are being showered upon you and your loved ones because you have taken this time to pray. In a world ravaged by war and sins of all kinds against God and His laws, this gathering is like a sweet balm on a wound that is in need of doctoring. Prayer heals all wounds, dear children. Your prayers are being heard and I am here praying with you. My mantle surrounds you, as does the motherly love of My Immaculate Heart. Go in God's peace.
Message of June 23, 1993, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
To those of you who are listening, I ask that you pray with devotion I have never before asked of you. Your Father in Heaven loves you and hears the prayers of His faithful listeners. Graces are being poured out in abundance to all those who ask for these graces. "Ask and you shall receive," saith the Lord, "If one does not ask, then does he receive?" That is where you, my faithful servants of prayer, fit in. You must pray for all those who do not know to ask. Pray for conversions, dear children, so that hearts will be broken open and emptied of things of the earth. Then, in God's love and mercy, they can be refilled to overflowing with the light, which is God Himself. Much can be done through prayer. One must take the time to do so. Put time with God first in prayer and He will see that all your needs and those of your family are met. Go in My Son's peace. My protective mantle surrounds you.
Message of August 25, 1993 from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: My dear Mother, will You please speak with Me? I have not spoken to You for a while.
Our Lady: Child, I am here for you when you have need of Me.
Ruth Ann: I just feel lonesome to hear You speak to me. I continue to be so busy.
Our Lady: Things will quiet down soon child, then you will have time for quiet prayer.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for telling me this Mother, because I was beginning to feel like I'd never again have quiet time.
Our Lady: Do not be discouraged little child, have I not just spoken these words to your prayer group?
Ruth Ann: Yes Mother, You have.
Our Lady: This applies not only to your prayer group and other prayer groups, but to you as well. It is easy for you to get into a rut. Man must remember that time must always be set aside for prayer. There must always be a quiet time to sit and talk with God. There are so many distractions in the lives of My children, distractions that are considered important. In the end, child, nothing is as important as communicating with God. Without Him, none of the other things would exist. You are beginning to see that. When you are around others, you have the need to say, "All these things that are distracting you are not of importance. Put your lives in order. Return to prayer. Return to church. Time is running out, and you need to be right with the One Who created you."
You are learning child, the importance of your mission. You see so many that seem to be working on the earth with no purpose. They are going to work daily and tending to their physical needs, but have forgotten their spiritual needs. You shake your head and walk away, and say to yourself, "They have completely missed what it is all about." Remember child, it was not so long ago and you were doing the same thing yourself. There is hope for those who have found themselves caught up in the darkness. It is through your prayers, and those like you who have been made aware of God's presence and importance in their lives, that they too, will be touched. So pray child, for all those who continue to wander around in the dark without a purpose in life. Pray for those who have lost heart, that God in His infinite wisdom and mercy will touch them and awaken them to the beauty of His love.
Life is not easy. These are difficult times. God knows this. That is why He has sent His Mother to minister to His children. God knows the prince of darkness is having a great time messing with the minds, hearts, bodies, and souls of God's children. This was true in times of old, and it is especially true of this generation. Man has become so sure of himself, he believes he is the one who is in control and in charge of all things. He has continually downplayed God's part in creation and all the other things God is responsible for. Without God, man can do nothing. With Him, man can do all things. God has sat back and watched man make a mess of the world He created. He continues to watch man struggle to do things on his own, making a bigger and bigger mess of the lives of God's children. If man would only turn back to God little child, He could help man put his life and the lives of all those around him in order.
Prayer is the key, child. See why it is so important for those like you to share the word with those who will take time to listen? The world is full of hurt and pain and suffering of all kinds. My children need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. They need to know that God is just waiting for each of His 'prodigal sons' to return to Him and ask Him for forgiveness. That is all He wishes to hear, and then He will shower them with graces and blessings beyond belief to get them through these trying times. You must tell them not to lose heart. There is hope. God is with you.
He is sending people among you to save you from yourselves and the life of darkness you have made for yourselves. He is sending light among you to bring you out of darkness. Be not afraid. God wishes to draw all of you to Himself. I, your Mother, have been sent among you to call you back to the ways of God and away from the darkness of the world. Listen to My call, little children. Take heed. God's plan is perfect. Listen to His words through those chosen to share them. This is what you are being used for, child. You are being used as a mediator between Heaven and earth. You are listening and you are sharing. This is what God is asking you to do at this time. Thank you for this, child.
It is most important that you continue to listen and be obedient to His will for you. As I have said, "I am here to guide you." I will continue to do so as long as you have need of Me. Go in the peace of My Son, Jesus. Continue to pray for all those who have lost their way in darkness.
Message of Nov. 1, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I can hardly believe November is already here. Where has the time gone?
Jesus: So often I hear that from My children. They say, "Where has all the time gone?"
Ruth Ann: Lord, I feel that way on a regular basis. I always feel I am not doing enough for You and I should do more, but so much else gets in the way.
Jesus: That is why it is important to set aside time for prayer. My children will find once they set aside time daily for prayer, then all the other things that need to get done will somehow get done. I am to come first and then all other things will fall into place.
Ruth Ann: I know this to be true Lord, and not only that, but the day goes more smoothly when I have set aside time first thing in the morning for You. How in the world do we get so sidetracked, Lord?
Jesus: Little one, the evil one would have you believe that all else is more important than prayer. He will distract, confuse, and tell you, you do not have enough time to pray. You can do that later. He knows full well if you put off prayer, your life will fill up with other chores and distractions that take your mind and heart totally from God. You must be good to yourself and set aside some time every day to be at peace with Me.
Talk to Me children. Tell Me your sorrows, woes, and concerns. Tell Me how much you love Me. All of these words are sharing of your mind and heart with God. This is prayer. Let Me comfort you. So many wish to suffer in silence and then their anger builds until they cannot deal with it alone. Children, you do not have to deal with any of your hurts on your own. Give them to Me. I have suffered and died for all of your hurts, and all of your sins. I wish to continue to help you in this way. Do not let your burdens consume you or your joy in living. Greet your God and Maker each morning with a joyful heart. If you have something in particular that you are not looking forward to dealing with, ask Me to assist you. I am with and in each one of you. Let Me be of help to you.
I have said before that each one of My children must take up their cross and follow Me. This is true. Some of you have heavier crosses than others, but it does not mean that each person does not have some type of burden at some time in their life that seems unable to be carried alone. At that time, children, it is for you to say to Me, "Lord, I cannot do this alone. I must have Your love and strength to see me through this." And I will do so.
Ruth Ann: Lord, why is it so difficult for me to remember?
Jesus: Little one, it is because man is of the earth. He thinks he is in control, he has charge over his life, and he is the one who must take care of his own problems. This is not so. Give your burdens to Me. Give Me your problems and I will find solutions better, and answers better, than you could possibly find on your own.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have been struggling for two weeks with some hurts and problems and I have not been able to give them over to You. I hear Your words and write them down, but I'm not really allowing them to sink in, Lord.
Jesus: Little one, more is being learned and absorbed than you can possibly know. Why do you think you continually suffer so? Remember the article you were referring to the other day, when sharing with others who were here to pray with you, about the tallest, strongest tree is the one that attracts the most lightening? It is so, child. Those who stand up in faith and follow My word can expect attacks such as this. The evil one does not bother those who do nothing, or are doing evil. He goes after those who are trying to do the will of God. He wishes life to be as difficult as possible for those who love God.
That is where graces, blessings, faith, and trust in your Creator come in. Sometimes it is not so easy, especially when the attack comes at times when you are most vulnerable. But know, child, as I would say to all My children, I am with you. I hear your cries, your anger, your disappointments, and your joys. I love you and want to lighten each burden, as well as share in your joy. Give all to Me. You are My children, and no one loves you more than I do. No one wants to see you happy and at peace as much as I wish to see this. Has this been of help to you?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. You know it has, and hopefully it will be of help to others.
Jesus: That was the purpose of this lesson today, child. Share it with others.
Ruth Ann: It is done, Lord.
Message of Jan. 8, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, do You wish to speak to me?
Jesus: Little one, your Jesus is always here for you. I am always here for all of My children, if only they would take the time to listen to Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, there are so many distractions.
Jesus: Yes, the evil one interferes even in the prayers of My children who wish to listen. But the effort is being put forth, the graces and blessings are there for My children who make an honest effort to seek My comfort and that of My Mother. God knows the hearts and minds of those who were created by Him. 'Seek and ye shall find'. Those who truly look for Me will find Me. Those who truly listen will hear. I wish to speak to all My children, and I wish for all My children to listen to what I have to say. My children wish to hear what they want to hear, and not what I have to say. In a world made up of children who have been led into darkness, it is difficult for Me to be heard.
My Mother has asked all of you to return to the faith you had as a small child. Many have forgotten these words. It takes faith and trust in God to survive in a world of sin and degradation. The faith and trust is not there as it should be. The evil one continues to cause turmoil and strife, even among those who desire to do My will. "Love one another as I have loved you." If you truly try to live the messages of My Mother, the graces and blessings will come to you in abundance. All I ask is for you to make the effort. I will multiply all you try to do in My name and the name of My Mother.
There is so much pain and suffering that is being caused by man's refusal to acknowledge Me, and their easy acceptance of the ways of the evil one. It is much more difficlt to be good than it is to go along with a society steeped in moral decay. To follow the way of the cross brings with it pain and suffering, but it also brings with it, peace. This peace is an inner peace that can only come from God. Following the ways of the world brings only turmoil, confusion, and frustration, little one. Why can't My children see that? They are seeking peace in all the wrong places. Sacrifices will bring peace. Love for one another brings peace. Confession brings peace.
My children have wandered far away from Me. The sadness is, they don't even realize this. The evil one has taken over their lives, and they have no clue that he is even near. Where there is peace, so also I shall be. Seek this peace. Come to the foot of the cross. Leave your burdens with Me and I will give you peace and rest from all the ways of the world.
It is true what My Mother has spoken. Time is running out. Man continues to go about each day as though he is not concerned for his own soul. He thinks only of those physical needs and desires that have become his whole life. It is true man must work and earn a living. It is true that you have families to care for, but it is also true that you have a loving God Who has given all of these things to you. It is up to you to arrange your priorities. God first, and all other things will be provided. That is where trust and faith come into play. Make time for Me. Read My word in the New Testament. Read materials that will lift your spirit and not pull you down into darkness and despair. Listen to those things that will bring peace and joy to your spirit. Receive the sacraments. These are all the things you have known and have been told many times.
But all of these things are pushed aside because you are too busy for Me. Being 'too busy' does not bring one peace. It brings confusion and frustration. It brings doubts and fears. All of these things are not of Me. Children, arrange your life so you have time for Me. I love you and wish for you to have the peace that will make you happy no matter what your cross is, and no matter what your burden is that you carry. I wish for you to be happy. Peace brings happiness and joy unimaginable, even in suffering. I am here, children. I am here to speak to you. I am here to love you and I am here to lighten your burdens.
'Come to Me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest'. These are not just words, these are My words. These are meant for you. Trust and have faith, little children. Your Jesus wishes to come to a world ready to receive Him. Do not waste precious time on things of the world. Focus on Me. I will bring you joy and peace beyond belief. These words are truth. Believe them. Believe in Me.
You have much to do today, but I thank you for putting Me first, little one. Go about your day knowing I am with you in all things. Be filled with My peace.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Thank You for taking this time with me, and thank You for the peace that You have given me.
Message of Feb. 7, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, I'm getting a little nervous about my talk coming up on Thursday.
Jesus: Take a deep breath, little one, and rest in Me. Remember, I will bring you the peace you need to see you through each and every task I set before you. All you need do is come to Me with your concern and your fears. I will turn them into the joy and peace that you need.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I feel better already.
Jesus: If only all of My children would bring their concerns to Me, I could relieve them of their burdens and they, too, could have peace. I am the ultimate controller of My children's lives. They have a free will, but if they would turn all over to Me, so that My will would be done and not their own, peace could be theirs. See how simple it is, but how many can truly do this? Not many. It takes faith and trust in God, a faith that not many of My children have.
Ruth Ann: You are right, Lord. We all want to be in complete control of our life and no one wants to give You credit for taking care of us. I'm just as guilty, Lord.
Jesus: You are learning, child. You sometimes slip, and need to be reminded, but you have come a long, long way. As you grow in My Holy Spirit and accept more and more responsibility for caring for My children, you will slip less and less. You will live My presence, and continually be in prayer, in all you say and do.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm already noticing this. Even when I wake up during the night I immediately begin praying. Any time I have free or quiet time, it is spent in prayer.
Jesus: That is as it should be.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I also want to thank You for the time You've given me with my family this year. I've spent many wonderful days with my grandchildren and my children.
Jesus: There is a reason for this, little one. You do so much for Me, this is a reward for doing so. You are obedient, and are following God's will. How could I not let you have some little 'perks' along the way? And too, little one, you will become so busy, you will have less and less time with your family. This will be soon, so I wish for you to enjoy the time being given to you now.
Ruth Ann: Lord, it's difficult for me to take all that You say seriously. I can't imagine being too busy for my family. This year has been a great respite for me, Lord. I am busy, but I am not overwhelmed like I was while I was still teaching.
Jesus: Little one, it is not My wish that you ever feel overwhelmed, but it is My wish that you do more and more for Me. In ministering to My people and accepting My will, this will come about. I don't tell you this to concern you, I tell you this only as a preparation. When I come to you, child, and ask you to carry My cross, others will become aware that I have been here. That will bring many to this place of peace and prayer, that were never interested in coming before. They, too, will wish to see Me and the many miracles that will result in My coming to you.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You said I would begin receiving visions again, and this will be before You come to me, so are You coming soon, I mean like in this next year?
Jesus: Little one, I have said I would come to you after all of your children were settled. That is to be soon, is it not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then it is for you to be patient, little one. God has His own plan and His own time. You need only be receptive to the will of the Father. He will tend to the rest.
Ruth Ann: Thy will be done, Lord. I love You.
Jesus: I love you, little one. Continue to listen and share My words. All other things will fall into place in God's time. Go about your day in My peace, child. Know I am with you in all you say and do.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for Your love and comfort, Lord.
Message of Aug. 13, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am here to listen if You wish to speak to me.
Jesus: You have a busy day ahead of you.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I do. But I also know that You are to come first, and the rest of my day will be tended to by You.
Jesus: You are right, little one, with all you have going on, are you sure you are ready to focus on Me totally?
Ruth Ann: You know me so well. My mind is going in so many directions; I need to stop and pray and get focused on You. (Ruth Ann did this, stopped and prayed)
Jesus: (after a while) Now, you are ready.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I am.
Jesus: So many of My children never take the time to relax and just think of Me. Just saying My name over and over, can be like a gentle soothing rain to a parched soul. Too many of My children still seek distractions from the quiet. Quiet time with Me has become non-existent in the lives of most of My children. All of My children need some quiet time, even if it is before the dawn of a new day. Each of My children must seek the love and peace of their Jesus. Life on this earth can become so burdensome with too much activity, and too many distractions. Each of My children must realize that in seeking noise and distractions at all times of the day and night, they are shutting Me out.
My Mother tells Her children over and over, "Pray, dear children, pray." Your lives have become so cluttered with the things of the world, you have no time for prayer, but I am telling you to make time for prayer. Begin with just a few moments a day. As you find the peace that is so necessary to exist in your troubled world, you will discover more and more time to spend with Me. In this world of darkness, orchestrated by the greatest distractor of all, the evil one, My children have a difficult time pulling themselves out into the light. Even you, at times, little one, find many distractions that keep you from sitting quietly with Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You are right. My world has become very full and very busy with Your work.
Jesus: Yes, this is true, child, and that is even more reason for you to find the time to be with Me. You need this time for renewal of your peace. If you choose to ignore quiet time with Me, then you will lose your peace, which is extremely important in the work you do. Seek peace always, and the rest I will tend to. Seek Me, and all other things you will need will follow. The strength and energy you need to get through each day, no matter how full, will be here for you. I will provide.
You are thinking, 'How can this be? Some days I am so busy I can't find any quiet time'. Walk away from the busyness of your day and find a quiet room, even if it is only for a few moments. You will see a difference. This is not only for you, it is for all My children.
Ruth Ann: My priest was telling me again how important it is to find time away.
Jesus: Yes, he understands that continually being at the beck and call of God's children can take much energy and sacrifice of one's peace. He has informed you, you should find time on a regular basis to renew yourself. That is why My priests go on retreats from time to time. The word 'retreat' gives you some idea as to what is necessary in a world where you are constantly available to others. Retreats are a healthy way of renewing one's body, mind, and soul. All must work together perfectly in order to do God's work well. So, yes, it is important to seek out the time away, so you can return rested of body, mind, and spirit, and be better able to do My work. The busier you become, the more you will need to find time to renew yourself.
Ruth Ann: I'll take it one day at a time, Lord, as You have told me so many times.
Jesus: It is so, little one, it is so. One day at a time. Now, you have much to do today. Be at peace with all you do and say.