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.
Compiled by Mary's Children, P. O. Box 27, Washington, IN 47501 - July
Ruth Ann: Lord, thank You for listening to our prayers.
Jesus: Child, I listen to all your prayers. I make no exception. All prayers are listened to.
Ruth Ann: I guess what I really mean is, thank You for answering our prayers. You know what I am referring to, so I really don't need to elaborate, but we are so grateful to You. Thank You for Your grace and mercy. Please continue to bless this person and the situation.
Jesus: Little one, those Who choose to follow Me and die of self experience the pain of My Death and Resurrection. The process is painful, but the result is one of great beauty. Remember, God can do all things. He can take the most difficult situation and turn it into one of grace. Good can come from evil, and darkness can be turned into light. So long as My children call upon and give Me free rein over their life, I can do much. The most humble and dejected of My children can become My best instruments. My children must be emptied of self before this process can be done to its fullest. Once it has been done, the purifi-cation, the molding can truly begin. This is not an easy process, but one that brings with it the love and compassion of all the Heavenlies. My Mother is especially touched to see someone who is willing to undergo this process. She will personally see to this person you are concerned about.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. That has given me much peace.
Jesus: Little one, you must learn to let go once you have prayed for the needs of others. Continue to pray but know that all is in God's hands. You have My word, and My word is truth. Only good things can come from one who has completely turned their life over to God. Sometimes self can get in the way of what God has planned for the individual, so that has to be emptied. The process is painful, but the perfection achieved is above all else that is. Be not afraid. For those who love God and are called in His plan, all things work out for good.
Ruth Ann: I believe, Lord.
Jesus: Those who are willing to accept the will and plan of God, no matter what, have earned great merit in the eyes of God. The graces and strength will continue to be heaped out in great abundance. The plan is unfolding. All things must come together so that all things be ful-filled. God's plan is perfect. Have no doubt as to what is to be.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for Your graces, strength, and mercy.
Jesus: Many see themselves in you, and they know God is working in your life in a mighty way. That gives them hope. Continue to be obedient and God will tend to all else. We love you and thank you for allowing God to use you as He does.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for being loving and patient with me, Lord.
Message of May 8, 1994, from Our Lady (Mother's Day)
Ruth Ann: Mother, I want to wish You a happy Mother's Day.
Our Lady: Thank you, child, and I wish the same for you. As a Child of God, I was given the special gift of becoming the Mother of Jesus. My simple 'fiat' gave birth to the salvation of mankind.
How great God is, little child of God! If everyone could only realize the importance of this special gift. This tiny Baby born of a humble Mother, in humble surroundings, was given to the entire world as a special light to touch the minds, hearts, bodies, and souls of God's children. This Child brought into the world as the result of the love of a Father for His children, resulted in the gift of eternal life to all those who seek to follow in this Child's footsteps.
Child, I have heard you speak of concern as you continue to share with God's children the messages you are receiving. In hearing them read aloud to you, you have felt the power behind these words. You have expressed a concern about stepping out in faith, and you have said, "You are in over your head," as you put it. Child, those who choose to follow the will of God are indeed in over their head. That is because it is not you, but God Who dwells within you who is in control.
Your simple 'fiat', child, has led you to the foot of the cross. There you have said, "Lord, I am willing to die for You, but there is only one of me, and I can only die once." Child, this is not so. You continue to die over and over for My Son and the graces that flow out from you to others as a result of your 'death' continue to multiply. Lives and hearts are being touched. You are making My work easier, child, by sharing in the suffering and death of My Son. God blesses you for that, and I bless you for that. What a gift you are to Me, and what a gift you are to My Son! I thank you from the bottom of My Mother's heart for your love and the tender, loving care you have for My children.
As you share your faith experiences and pray with others, you grow in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. This is passed on to those around you. You are experiencing growth in spirit and growth in your ministry. This is the result of your simple 'fiat' to Almighty God. Continue, child, to be obedient and hear and share the word of God. My children are desperate, and they hunger for these words. They need someone to help them grow in their strength and faith, so they too, can witness and bring hope to those around them.
I give you My Motherly blessing. Rest, child, you have had a busy week, and next week will be even busier. Know My love and strength are there with you, as is the love of your Jesus and Mine. Enjoy the time you will spend with your family this day.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother, for such beautiful words. I love You so much. Help me to be all God wants me to be.
Our Lady: I am here for you. Allow Me to take your hand as you walk this path. Let Me help you minister to all God's children. My strength is yours. Do not hesitate to ask for My guiding hand. That is My purpose for ministering to you, little child, to guide all My children back to My Son.
Ruth Ann: Thank You again for being with me and seeing me through my last two talks. Be with me this week for my next talk.
Our Lady: I am with you at each talk you give, child. Thank you for asking.
Ruth Ann: I love You, Mother. I don't deserve such blessings, but now I do understand why I suffer so before my talks and my praying with others.
Our Lady: Child, you have said you feel as though you are a lamb being led to slaughter. You are being led to your death. You continue to die of self, but each time as you are resurrected, you bring light, love, and hope to all those around you. Is that not worth the passion and death you suffer?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother. Why didn't someone tell me this before?
Our Lady: You
have been told before, child. You just never fully understood till
now. As your Mother, I am pleased this has touched your heart. As My
Son has said, "Those who love My Mother are best loved by Me." My
blessing and love I give to you. Go in the peace of My Son, Jesus.
Message of May 23, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Jesus: Prayer brings about change, little one. My Mother continues to touch the hearts of many and draw them to this special place of peace and prayer. She is here, just waiting to bestow graces and blessings in abundance. The Holy Spirit is making Himself known also in this special place. This is holy ground, little one. It is holy because God has chosen it to be so. Know all who come here are being brought here for a special reason. This is not just a random call. Each person who comes has been picked by My Mother.
She is calling together Her army of prayer warriors to fight a great spiritual battle. The time is now for Her children to fight this battle of good against evil. You can see the need in your families, your churches, your schools, your country, and the entire world. The evil one continues to draw the weak away from God and into the abyss of Hell. Pray, dear child, and encourage others to pray. This is an important battle and one that can be won by those truly driven to do the will of God.
Be not afraid, little one. Your ministry is to grow. God has a plan, a perfect plan. All things will fall into place when the time is right. Through your gifts, many hearts and lives are being touched. You continue to be amazed at the people being brought here and their kindness to you. Child, accept their kindness.
Ruth Ann: But Lord, I'm basically a simple country girl. We barely had the essentials when I was growing up. I never really realized I was poor until I went to school and saw that others had much more than I had. Even that doesn't really matter.
Jesus: Do not allow your pride to keep you from letting others experience the joy of giving.
Ruth Ann: I just don't want my reward here, Lord. I prefer it in the next life, and as difficult as all this is for me, I'm afraid I'm not heaping up a whole lot of graces for the great beyond. My will continues to fight against your will. I am so sorry that this is true, but You know this already, so I'm not revealing any-thing that's a surprise. All those who read my messages are aware of my sins. My soul is laid bare. I'm ashamed so many people know these horrible faults that I have. I should be grateful for everything You have asked me to do, and I continue to fight every inch of the way.
Jesus: Little one, you feel inadequate and lowly. You do not feel I have picked the right person for the job that has been prepared just for you. Little one, you are not the first nor will you be the last who feels this way. It is in your inadequacy that you do so much good. It is in your humbleness that you continue to touch lives and hearts. It is in your unwillingness that hearts are broken open. Why? Because My children who are made aware of the messages and hear your talks see the purity of heart. They do not see arrogance, pride, nor haughtiness. They see a genuine person struggling to do what is good and right, what is just, what is the will of God. They, too, see a part of themselves in you. You love Me, you love My Mother, and now, you love all of God's children.
Ruth Ann: For someone who preferred animals over people, You've brought me a long way, Lord. I would never have thought that possible.
Jesus: All things are possible with God. All you have to do, little one, is say 'yes', and keep yourself open to all God has in store for you to do. You are being prepared gradually for what is to come. You know in your heart all the things you have been told are to come about. Continue to receive the Eucharist daily, little one. This will provide you with strength to face what lies ahead. All things will fall into place when the time is right. I will come to you and ask you to carry My cross. This can mean many things. You know in your heart, you will accept any cross that God wishes to rest upon your shoulders.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. I'd just like to be as normal as possible, for as long as possible; 'normal' in the sense of not being sinful, Lord.
Jesus: Little one, all of My children are sinners. If they weren't, there would have been no need for My death on the cross. There would be no need for the prayers and sacrifices of others today to bring about the end of evil. Just know, little one, God loves you. My Mother loves you. Continue to do all you can to help bring about the end to the spiritual battle of good against evil. Continue to pray and touch the lives and hearts of those who are brought to you to be touched and in turn go out and touch others. Continue to be accepting of all those who seek to be of help to you in any way. It will bless them in great abundance and will teach you to be accepting and more humble.
Ruth Ann: I would rather give than receive, Lord. Receiving is embar-rassing for me.
Jesus: You must learn to accept the love and generosity of others so they, too, can feel this special warmth and joy of giving.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Know I am with you throughout the entire day. I love you, little one. Go in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I love You.
Message of June 22, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, it was very difficult to concentrate on Your words this morning.
Our Lady: Child, you are not at peace with your day nor your week. You are concerned about your talks this weekend and are not concen-trating on the peace you are called to have. Why do you fret so? Do you not know that I am here for you, and so is My Son? Do not be concerned about those things over which you have no control. Let God do the work He is calling you to do. You are only an instrument to be used to do His will. Give all your concerns to Him and be at peace with your day and your week. Do not struggle against the good. Allow God to work in your life the way He wishes. Know His plan for you is perfect. You would not be able to accomplish anything without His help, so accept this fact and go forth.
Ruth Ann: Mother, I know all these things You are saying, they all make sense, but it does not stop the struggle that continues on in my heart. Please be with me today, and through my talk tomorrow night. My life seems to be one continual struggle, Mother. I'm sorry I'm such a reluctant servant. I feel so ashamed that I can't stay at peace with what I'm called to do.
Our Lady: Yours would not be a cross if what you were called to do was easy for you. Your climb to Calvary is difficult, just as all those who follow in the footsteps of My Son. You must follow the example set before you by Him. He struggled and suffered on His way to His crucifixion. You, too, when you take up your cross and follow in His footsteps must suffer. You suffer humiliation, fear, anger, and dread. Do you not think that My Son has not experienced any of these feelings? He was accepting of God's will for Him, and struggled on to His death. You must accept the will of God for You, and know that in doing so, He will provide the graces necessary for you to do His will, and do it well.
Ruth Ann: Mother, if I did not share these things in writing, no one would know it is such a struggle for me. Should I stop sharing these things?
Our Lady: Child, it is important that My children know of your struggles. The fact is, they, too, struggle in their daily lives, and in reading of your struggle, it is a help to them. All of My children struggle in some way. Struggling is not wrong. It is the end result that is of concern to God. You are blessed a hundredfold when you struggle so, and still continue on seeking to do God's will, no matter how difficult the task.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for these encouraging words, Mother.
Our Lady: Child, I am here for all of My children. I wish to see each one of you reach the reward that awaits you. If man would seek to do God's will and not his own, the struggle would not be so difficult. There would be peace throughout each trial. The pain would still be there, but there would be a peace along with it that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Be at peace, child, with all that lies ahead. Especially be at peace this day.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother, I am. Thank You.
Message of June 28, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm having a difficult time listening.
Jesus: You have too many concerns on your mind. Empty yourself of all worries. Be open to what I have to say. I am your Jesus. I have many things to teach you, you need only listen. My children find it very difficult to do so because they are always anticipating the next project or something they have already done. They can't let go of those worldly things. Put everything in My hands, not just the bad, or the good, but everything in between. Rest in Me. Know that I am God, and will attend to all things in My time and in My way. All you need do is trust.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am learning, but I need to constantly be reminded. I struggle through so many things. I especially struggle through talks. I know I'm not a speaker, but that's just part of it. Mostly, I struggle because I have to open up myself to ridicule. My whole heart and soul is laid bare before those who come to listen.
Jesus: Little one, you have said to Me, "You only have one life to give, but if you could, you would die over and over for me." Little one, do you still not realize that you are doing just that? You have not made the connection, but you speak of each of these things you must do for Me as so humiliating. You compare it to a lamb being led to slaughter. Your comparison is accurate, little one. You die over and over for Me, for this is something you have offered to do on behalf of sinners all over the world. Great graces abound as a result, and the presence of the Holy Spirit is able to work through you in a mighty way. You are not alone, little one, you have Me and you have My Mother. You have the angels and the saints in Heaven who wish to assist you.
Ruth Ann: Lord, spiritually I may not be alone, but physically I am alone. No one else can speak for me, and no one else can do for me what You are asking me to do, so in one sense, I feel alone. It's comparable to having a baby, Lord. There may be people there to help, but no one can give birth to the child except the Mother. I find this to be a very strenuous, painful ordeal as well.
Jesus: But when it is over, what a joy!
Ruth Ann: The relief is wonderful, Lord, that is true. So is the relief I feel once I have finished a talk, or a third Sunday prayer meeting, but it is only temporary, and then I must prepare again.
Jesus: Little one, if you only knew the graces being granted to those who come here to pray, or come to hear your talks. You would realize the importance of what you are doing. This is a great sacrifice. In a time when many of My children have forgotten what it is to make sacrifices, this is especially apprec-iated by Me.
Ruth Ann: Then that is all that is important, Lord. Continue to give me the graces to endure whatever You place before me. I am here to do Your will.
Jesus: I know your heart, little one, so I understand your feelings, desires, wants, and needs. Be at peace with whatever you must do.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am at peace with everything I must do most of the time. Even in the worst of situations, You seem to be there for me. I always survive.
Jesus: This is a lesson for all of My children, little one. When they read how difficult these things are for you to do, and you still do them, they too, will find courage in My love for them to go forth with their crosses, whatever they may be. Little one, each of My children have crosses. Some are greater than others, but each of My children have a cross to carry. Take courage from this, My children, and be brave. Know that I am here with you to help you with each cross, no matter how difficult it may be for you to carry. Trust in Me to assist you every step of the way on your path to salvation.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Thank You for sharing these encouraging words today. I love You and ask You for Your continued patience with me.
Jesus: Child, My love and patience are yours. Now go about your day in My peace. Know I am with you through all you say and do.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of June 30, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I can't believe we are through another month. The time seems to be flying by. We seem to have a steady trickle of visitors daily, Lord. I thank You and Your Mother for this.
Jesus: Little one, there will be more as the word spreads of the peace and blessings granted here. You seem to be concerned that what you were told would not come about. It will be, child, and in My time. You must be patient. You are being prepared gradually, and all things must fall into place.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, You are right. I feel at this point, let's get on with it, whatever it is that You want me to do, let's do it. I have been told my ministry would change and grow. Can You not tell me more?
Jesus: It is not necessary, little one. You have been told all that is needed. Have not all those things you have been told come to pass?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then you must continue to pray, listen, be obedient, and share all that you have been given through the light and wisdom of your God. Many miracles continue to abound daily as a result of your being a willing instrument. The messages will be far-reaching. This was told to you by My Mother. Those who read your book of the witness of the love of God for you, are touched deeply and brought closer to Me and My Mother. Many are given a true conversion. Many are having their lives changed for the better, and are more prepared to accept their daily crosses.
Little one, the importance of your witness will be seen in years to come, so be not afraid to stand firm and share the love I have for My children. If I would do it for you, the very least, then I would do it for any and all of My children. My children are able to read your pain, your struggles, and your love. They are able to see you continue on the road to Calvary, and your cruci-fixion, over and over. They see you pick up your cross, not just three times as I have done, but over and over. This gives the rest of My children the courage to continue on.
Ruth Ann: I feel so guilty sometimes, Lord, because I'm not more courageous. I feel embar-rassed because I am not more willing.
Jesus: Your heart is in the right place, little one. Even in your reluctance, you still accept your cross and carry on.
Ruth Ann: I still say, You should have chosen a priest for this. So many who come through the prayer line seem to me to be in need of confession.
Jesus: This will come about, child, if it is needed. Did I not say, you lay your hands on My children and I will tend to their needs? If that be their need, they will be drawn back to their churches and their priest and the sacrament of confession. You are neither to judge nor cure. I am the supreme judge and healer. You are nothing without Me, little one. You can do nothing without Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I know that more and more each day. The more You call me to do, the less I feel capable.
Jesus: You are capable through the grace of God. Much more will be expected of you in the future. As you grow in the Holy Spirit and the grace of God, the task will grow. Enjoy the quiet of each day. Enjoy the time with your family. Again I am saying to you, more and more will be demanded of you and your time, but graces will be sufficient to help you on your journey of light, love, and the peace of eternal salvation. Know on your way to your eternal reward, many will be brought with you just because you have given your 'fiat' just a few short years ago.
Now, go about your day with My blessing. Know you and your family will be cared for. The evil one and his cohorts are extremely busy pounding away at you from all sides, but know your God is stronger. Good will triumph over evil. Have faith and trust in the power and might of your God and Creator.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of October 3, 1994, from Our Lady
Our Lady: Child, why are you so sad?
Ruth Ann: Mother, You know why. Why are You bothering to ask?
Our Lady: Child, you are in need of encouraging words. You are overwhelmed, and you feel God is expecting too much of you.
Ruth Ann: I am sorry, Mother, that sounds pretty selfish and self-centered, hearing it come from You.
Our Lady: Child, I understand your feeling of unworthiness. I also understand your feelings of fear and doubt, your feelings of being over-whelmed are understandable also. But you must remember, God is in need of those who are willing to give up everything for Him. He is in need of those willing to make great sacrifices in order that His children be tended to, in the way that is His desire. You have been tested and have been proven worthy. You have been strong in your faith and trust in God. In doing so, you have shown a strength and perseverance needed to be of help to those who are lacking those qualities.
This place has been chosen as a place of peace and prayer. You and your husband have been placed here through a series of events only maneuverable by God Himself. The forces of evil have tried to drive you from this place, but you have stood firm. After you had consecrated this land to Me and My Son, all things began to fall into place. Am I not right?
Ruth Ann: Yes Mother, that is correct.
Our Lady: Then all these things and events began to happen. All things were, and did fall into place. As your hearts were opened to share this land with others, then God was able to begin to unfold His plan for you, and this haven of peace and prayer. Do not be overwhelmed. All things have been tended to by God, and will continue to be watched over and orchestrated by Him. He will send those people into your lives that are needed, to see that all things fall into place. The chapel, the retreat center, all of these things will be tended to by those capable of doing all that is required. You do not have to do anything. You, your husband, and family, have made a great sacrifice for the good of others. This will not go unrewarded.
Through your sacrifices and trust in God, others too, are being drawn to make sacrifices in a world where few of My children even know what a sacrifice is. This is beautiful to behold, child. It is by the example of those willing to make such great sacrifices, that others hearts are being touched. You are seeing the good fruits of your labor in those who are willing to share with you, how their lives have been changed through your willingness to give of self in a selfish world. When I speak of 'you', I mean you, your spouse, and your family.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother, for including my husband.
Our Lady: He is not only your caretaker, but he has become a caretaker of this special place. Tell him I will continue to make all things as easy as possible for him. It is My desire this place be all that God wishes it to be. It shall be so. My Son is going to come to this special place. You know this in your heart. It too, is being prepared just as you are being prepared, child. You are not to worry. All things will be done for you. You are to be patient, and do all those things that have been asked of you. Do not be concerned or overwhelmed by anything that God would have you do. Sufficient graces are being sent to you to help you with all things. You wish to know more than God would have you know. This is only normal and natural, but God wishes you to be able to travel your journey of faith, trusting in Him to tend to all things.
Ruth Ann: Do You realize how absurd this all appears to me some days?
Our Lady: In doing for God and His children, you have been helping Me draw souls to My Son. The special gifts given to you are little in comparison to what you have done, and will do, on behalf of your God and His children. But know, too, the rewards in the life hereafter will be unimaginable.
Ruth Ann: Mother, thank You for taking the time to encourage me. I feel much better. I have a lot to do this week in order to get ready for our next grandchild. Please tend to our daughter throughout the birthing process. As a mother, I am wishing I could do it all for her. I hate to see her suffer this great pain.
Our Lady: The reward is to be a beautiful, healthy child, though. Keep that in your mind and heart. I will be there with her. You have been told the child is to find favor with God.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother. Again, I do not understand, but it sounds beautiful. Thank You, and thank God. Now I must get on with my day. Thank You, Mother, for encouraging me.
Our Lady: Child, I am always here for you. Be not afraid. Have faith and trust in God. Live each day in His love. Be at peace, little one, as you tend to those in need. Know I am here with you. I will not leave you orphaned. I am your Heavenly Mother.
Ruth Ann: Thank You again for being here for me, Mother.