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 June 26, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: What a week, Lord. There have been too many things going on. School has been out since the 8th of June, and I'm still waiting for vacation to start. I have had no time to just sit and read Your word. We are busy from sunup to sundown.
Jesus: You are making time for Me in other ways little one, in ministering to My children, attending Mass and Communion, and making little sacrifices, you are making time for Me. These are things My children do not realize. I too, was kept busy in the times of My ministering to God's people, and at times would feel overwhelmed. At those times I would withdraw for a few days to have quiet time alone with My Father. This too, is possible for you to do, is it not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. My husband and I have spoken of spending a couple of days at St. Meinrad. I've never been, and Jim said he felt it would be a nice quiet place to pray, rest, and regroup.
Jesus: That would be a good place for you to go. When you are ready, you should do so. Little one, you do not seem to be at peace with the decision you have made. Why?
Ruth Ann: Lord, it seems no matter what decision I make about anything, I'm always afraid of making someone feel bad.
Jesus: You are concerned because you have said you would attend your class reunion, and now you feel too busy to do so.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, that is true.
Jesus: It is not a requirement for you to do, you know. You can send a note to those in charge explaining your situation. They will understand. Is there anything else you need help with today?
Ruth Ann: Lord, yes, but I know that all things will fall into place now that I have those things off my mind. Thank You for your help.
Jesus: Bring your concerns to Me, no matter how small. I am here to help you, as I am here for all My children.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, thank You for the confirmation on the Sunday message from Your Mother. I was rather disappointed Sunday when no one came forward with the confirmation at that time. Then last night, at a friend's house, someone said that her friend had had a vision of Our Lady moving from person to person, touching people in a crowd. It was a large crowd and she didn't know where it was. She was given the vision after Mass, in the town where she was visiting, during the same time of the prayer group on the farm. That's pretty amazing, Lord. The best part was that You reassured me again. Thank You. There are so many little things You do to reaffirm my faith and trust in You, Lord. I truly do appreciate them. I know that You are going to attend to all my needs and the needs of my children. I just need to learn more patience.
Jesus: Patience is a very difficult thing for all of My children. It is not only you who have difficulty with this virtue. All of My children expect answers to their prayers immediately, and I have said before, all things must fall into place, so that all My children's prayers may be answered.
It is important that God's plan not fail. God's plan is perfect, so it is important that the things man does, does not interfere with what I have in mind for him. Only I know what is good for My children. My main concern is for the salvation of each soul. In order for all these things to come about, it is important that man pray, and listen, then he cannot go wrong. To do My Father's will, is to be assured that God's plan will be accomplished. Waiting for God's plan to fall into place, is where so many of My children fall short. They become impatient and begin to do their own will. This sometimes causes My plan to take even longer than it would have ordinarily. Many stumble about blindly, as a child in the dark, instead of sitting quietly waiting to be led to the light by the words of their loving Father. But that is the way of man since the beginning of time. Man wishes to be in control, and causes himself so much pain. All man needs to do is give his problems to Me and I will care for him. You have seen this over and over, have you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, and I have You talking to me, and I still need to be reminded.
Jesus: At this time, I am reminding My other children, they must first seek the will of My Father and do it. Then all things will fall into place.
Ruth Ann: It sounds so simple, Lord.
Jesus: It is child. It takes time, and patience, and faith, and trust in God. Then I can do My work. And it is Me who does all the work. Man seems to think he has become what he is, on his own. Man can do nothing without the help and grace of the One who created him.
Ruth Ann: I realize this now too, Lord. I was also guilty of all the things of which You are accusing Your children. I remember a time, after our last child was born, and I became very ill. I went to church after being diagnosed with what the doctors called irregular cells, or precancerous cells, and during the time in church, I prayed to You that my husband could not possibly raise three children, three very small babies, alone, and that if You would make me well, then You could do with me as You wished, if You would just let me raise our children. Little did I know what I was saying at that time.
Jesus: Little one, I do remember. But I would have done what I am doing with your life, no matter what you would have said. It just helps you to realize that God does listen to prayer. Had it been better for My plan to have taken you then, I would have done so. It was not to be child. It was My will that you were not to be brought home at that particular time. It was not your will or your pleading, but My will that was done, and it will continue to be so. I know what is best. Just be patient, listen, and trust, that what I want for you and all of My children, is the will of My Father. It will bring you true and lasting happiness, something you can never accomplish here on the earth.
Ruth Ann: This I believe, Lord. Now I must go if I am to have things ready by the time people come for the prayer group today.
Jesus: Go in My peace, child.
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 November 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?"
Usually it is in retrospect at the end of their earthly lives. So many realize what they have done with their lives was not for the honor and glory of God, but for themselves.
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? Remem-ber 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 Dec. 28, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm wondering what today will bring. I've had my prayers answered each day. You continue to bless and reassure me. Why?
Jesus: Little one, you have done and continue to do much for Me. Have I not told you, you would receive a little miracle each day?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, You have. But some of these are not such 'little miracles', and some I've only thought about for an instant. I haven't really spent much time in prayer asking for these things. I have a kind of wish or desire that comes into my mind, and the next thing I know, whatever it is I have thought about, has been done.
Jesus: Little one, many would say these are just 'coincidences'. You have realized that God is at the root of all that man can say and do. I am a part of man's most inner being. I know all your thoughts, desires, hopes, and dreams. I know your heart.
Ruth Ann: I just want You to know, I have noticed all You have been doing, and I wish to thank You. Your kindness overwhelms me.
Jesus: Little one, I appreciate your taking the time to thank and acknowledge these little gifts to you. I do these things for all of My children, but they don't always take the time to thank Me. Most don't even acknowledge that I have been a part in those special blessings. They consider them to be coincidences.
Ruth Ann: I have learned there is so much of our lives that could only come about through Your provi-dential care, Lord.
Jesus: Little one, you have learned much. You have learned that all things can and will be done for the greater honor and glory of God when you give your life, problems, and concerns over to Me. No problem is too great or too small for Me to attend to, if it is important to you, it is important to Me. Remember, I am the caregiver to all My children. I wish what is best for all My children. Sometimes the 'something best' does not coincide with what My children desire. Then, it is to be accepted as God's will. This is difficult for man to accept, especially in a society that is brought up to believe that their wants and needs are more important than the wants and needs of others.
Many of My children have strayed from the commandment of God, 'to love God and thy neighbor as thyself for the love of God'. That is the greatest commandment, but it is difficult for My children to follow. Man puts himself and his selfish desires first, and tends to ignore the needs of others. God has no place in these kinds of lives. I have been shut out and ignored, but I continually stand at the door, knocking, waiting for man to answer. By little 'signs' and blessings I continue to say to My children, "I am here, ready and waiting for you to answer." That is why those who seek Me, find Me. I am patiently waiting for that first little sign of acknowledgment by My children, so I can come into their lives in a mighty way. God loves you. Have you not heard these words over and over, spoken by My Mother?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I have, and I know others have also.
Jesus: These words are extremely important words. These are not just for My children who are 'good'. It is for all My children; the good, bad, and the indifferent. You are all loved by God. I did not come to the earth for the 'good'. I came to the earth to save the sinner. I came to die on the cross so all would have the gift of eternal life at their fingertips. All they have to do is claim the gift I have already given to them. I cannot do that for them, the claiming. It must be done by each individual in God's time. Those of you who await answers to prayers for those family members and friends who have not claimed this gift, have faith. God works in His time, for the good of all His children. Be patient and continue to pray. God is listening.
Ruth Ann: I do realize that, Lord. I am writing these words so others, too, will realize.
Jesus: I thank you for taking the time to do so little one. It is not for your good that you do this, and all in Heaven realize this. Many graces are being poured out upon you and those who read these words and take them to their heart. You could be resting at this time of the morning. Instead, you are listening and writing what I am saying to you, so that others can share in the goodness and greatness of God's love.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for talking to me, Lord. I couldn't write if You had not given me the gift of Your words. If you were not speaking with me, I could have nothing to say, so it is my gift, Lord.
Jesus: And you are Mine, little one. I thank you for caring about your brothers and sisters. I thank you for living the commandment, 'Love God, and thy neighbor as thyself for the love of God'. I know it is not easy for you to give up so much of yourself to others, and I thank and bless you for your unselfishness. Now, I will leave you to the rest of your day. Know that I am with you, as is My blessing.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of January 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 difficult 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 January 12, 1994, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you, ask and you shall receive. How many times have you heard these words. God wants to answer your prayers, dear children. He gives you every opportunity to come to Him for all your needs. He is available to you twenty-four hours a day. It is you who must make time for Him. It is you who must come to Him who loves you, and ask for all He has in abundance to give you. I am here to help you in any way I can, but I am only an instrument of God sent here to draw you back to the light which is My Son. I am here to intercede for you. I am here to dispense graces and blessings during these times of darkness. My messages are the same messages of old. Prepare the way of the Lord. It is time for His Second Coming. Dear children, we know not the day or the hour. Will you be ready? Pray, pray and prepare for the coming of My Son. My mantle continues to surround you and your dear ones. Love He Who is My Son and your Redeemer. Go in His peace.
Message of May 25, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, since You gave me the message this A.M., do You have anything you'd like to add to me, or to others reading this?
Our Lady: Dear child, your Mother is always here to be of help to you or those being attentive to what I have to say. My love and graces go out to each and every one of you. You all struggle so, and how it makes My Mother's heart ache, since it need not be the case. If My children would take the messages that have been given all over the world to heart, there would be no need to struggle. Doing the will of God brings peace in great abundance. It lessens trials and sufferings that, if left to the individuals, become too much for one to bear. Those who bring their sufferings to the foot of the cross and ask for God to share in this suffering, or even offer the suffering for the good of other souls, give purpose to their pain and trials. Not only do they provide graces and blessings for others through their trials, but their burden becomes lighter.
Ruth Ann: That is a beautiful thought, Mother. In prayer, lots of times, I try to offer up the trials I must deal with for the poor souls in purgatory, or for all those who have no one to pray for them.
Our Lady: God hears these prayers, child, and these prayers are put to good use. No prayer goes unheard or unanswered, even those done in anger are listened to by God. All prayer is important. If only more of God's children would take the time to pray. That is of great concern to Me. Even those who listen to God's word in the messages do not always take the time to pray. They say they are too busy to do so. Even a few minutes of time speaking to My Son is better than no prayer at all.
So much prayer is needed to fight the evil in the world. If only My children would take to heart the messages, much could be accom-plished for the good of your land, your country, your world. Those who are listening and being attentive know that I appreciate each and every prayer. Continue to have faith. Your prayers will be answered. My Immaculate Heart will triumph over the evil one, and it will be through the prayers of My faithful listeners. It is not just listening, you must hear the word of God and act upon it. So, too, must you hear the words of God in My messages, take them to your heart, and live them.
Now go in the peace of My Son. Love Me, love My Son, and love your neighbor. My love I give to you in great abundance.