September 28, 1994
Eve of the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
On Friday, September 16 at 11:10
a.m., Our Lady appeared and gave this beautiful message:
"I will kiss the Rosary on October
29. It will be after the recitation of the Rosary."
As you may know, it is customary
for the pilgrims to line up after a Vigil or Holy Hour to venerate the
crucifix of the Rosary that adorns the statue of Our Lady of the Roses,
Mary Help of Mothers. The understanding is that this crucifix has been
kissed by Our Dear Blessed Mother.
Recently someone was asking me
when this specifically occurred, and after some study we really couldn't
find anything conclusive. I called Veronica and we discussed this. She
seemed to remember but it was difficult for her to provide specifics
too. After all, it has been many years.
So I asked Veronica if she would
kindly request Our Lady to kiss the Rosary again. Veronica
enthusiastically agreed. We thought this would be a timely and
refreshing grace for all the devotees, and plus we would have something
substantive for our records that was lacking before.
It was then that Our Lady suddenly
appeared and Veronica added, "Boy is that quick." It seems Our Lady is
kicking off the new Vigil hours (7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.) in grand fashion.
This historic occasion presents a
great incentive to make the pilgrimage, especially in assisting your
organizer in filling his/her bus for the 29th. Any assistance we can
lend, don't hesitate to call. In the meantime, we will be praying that
you will be able to attend this very special Vigil.
May God be with you and we'll see
you at Christ the King.
In Jesus and Mary,