Prophecy is conditional, but . . .
SUCH IS THE NATURE OF PROPHECY that it is always subject to the freewill response of all human beings: “All prophecy given to you, My children, is conditional to man’s response. Remember this in the days ahead” (Our Lady, September 28, 1976).
Heaven can change their mind, and often does, if the response of mankind merits it. We see this in a few prominent examples that Baysiders and others prayed away:
• 1973 Warning: On December 29, 1973 Veronica announced to the pilgrims attending the Vigil that the Warning scheduled for December 28th had been delayed. “You had won a reprieve. . . . Your prayers and your sacrifices rose to Heaven” (Our Lady, February 10, 1974)
• monetary crash: “within two years or less” (Our Lady, June 18, 1988)
• the great Chastisement: “Within this century this Ball [comet] will be sent upon mankind" (Our Lady, June 18, 1988)
• antichrist pope: “He [Pope Paul VI] is not the antichrist pope. The next one shall be he” (Our Lady, May 30, 1978) [Note: Pope John Paul I and John Paul II are not the antichrist pope.]
• "The Warning in '97" (Our Lady, February 5, 1994).
The conditionality of prophecy is expressed at least 20 times in the message, as seen in the excerpts below:
An excellent example of the conditional nature of prophecy is found in the Book of Jonas in the Old Testament. The Eternal Father sent Jonas to the great city of Ninive to preach the word that “yet forty days, and Ninive shall be destroyed” (Jonas 3:4). Upon hearing this the inhabitants repented, did penance, and turned away from their sins: “And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which He had said that He would do to them, and He did it not” (Jonas 3:10).
It is through prayer, sacrifice and atonement that the prophecies revealed by Our Lady in Her messages can be delayed, mitigated, or even called off. This truth was revealed by Jacinta, the child seer of Fatima, to Mother Godinho: "If there were souls who would do penance and make reparation for the offenses done to God, and works of reparation were instituted to make satisfaction for crimes, the chastisement would be prevented."
In order to save souls and to hold off chastisements, Our Lady came to Bayside to establish Her Shrine: "Make it known to mankind that We have chosen these grounds as a center for atonement" (Our Lady, October 6, 1974). "The balance for your nation and your state, My child, lies with the prayers that come to Us from your country and the world" (Our Lady, September 7, 1974).
Many souls have been saved due to the prayers that have risen to Heaven from this center of atonement--prayers that have changed the course of events and have held back or even cancelled out predicted carnage. No wonder this Shrine has been a focal point of attack by satan as the prayers are a powerful force stopping his plans to destroy souls in hell for eternity.
Through the perseverance of Veronica of the Cross, countless prayers and sacrifices have risen to Heaven from Our Lady's sacred grounds by means of the Rosary Vigils and Sunday Holy Hours, and the Good Lord alone knows how many events predicted by Our Lady to Veronica have been held back or called off. Who would wish that these predictions come true anyway?
St. Paul enlarges: “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable His ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34)
Veronica has said more than once: “Boy, They sure do change Their mind up there a lot, don’t they?” And thankfully They do. Certainly any true Marian devotee knows that any delay in punishment is a gift from the Eternal Father Who is boundless with patience and kindness.
All the Good Lord ever asks of us as latter day disciples is to promote His Mother’s message of truth and grace unconditionally, to the best of our ability, and especially free from the fetters of human respect and opinion that always frustrates God’s Will: “Let them call you fanatics. Let them try to break you down. There’s only one thing to say to them: I have my eyes on Heaven. Where do you cast yours” (Jesus, April 14, 1984).
We must always be on guard and keep the prayers rising to Heaven because, as Our Lady stated, "there are not enough prayers to stop the evil" (February 1, 1975). Our Lady further warned us that we "have been found wanting of all the graces necessary to prevent what I am to tell you will happen now in the near future" (March 18, 1989). We must offer our daily prayers and sacrifices for sinners.
Let September 11 be a reminder to all that unless there is sufficient atonement offered to God, then these dire prophecies of Bayside will, indeed, come to pass like the steps of a ladder and will accelerate unto the fury of the worldwide Warning and great Chastisement.
We do our job, and the rest is in God’s hands.
The Virgin Mary appears in America
This beautiful story of grace, peace and redemption opened publicly on June 18, 1970 when the Mother of God visited Veronica Lueken on the grounds of the old St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Bayside, New York and later at the Vatican Pavilion site (blessed by Pope Paul VI) in Flushing Meadows Park, New York. Beginning in 1968, St. Theresa the Little Flower prepared Veronica for these Heavenly apparitions.
For 25 years, the Virgin Mary and Her Divine Son would appear to this mother of five children during Rosary Vigils on these sacred grounds until her passing in 1995. Our Lady asked that this Shrine be called Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers and that a Sunday Holy Hour for priests be held.
Over 300 comprehensive messages packed with wisdom and guidance for these latter days were transmitted through this seer named by Heaven, Veronica of the Cross.
Our Lady of the Roses Shrine is under the stewardship of the lay Order of St. Michael, a vibrant community of dedicated, celibate men who have been appointed by Heaven to lead this global mission. Our Lady has prophesied that from this lay order will emerge the full-fledged religious Order of St. Michael, an order founded on tradition, which will also include a cloistered convent.
Our Lady has also stated that curative waters will erupt and a magnificent basilica will be erected at the original site of St. Robert’s.
The Vigils and Holy Hours continue to this day at the Vatican Pavilion inspired by Our Lord’s promise: “We have made Our home upon these grounds.” Cures and conversions abound and for countless pilgrims, faith and hope have been restored. We invite you to join us.
For a free rose petal blessed by Jesus and Mary with the power of cure and conversion, a Vigil/Holy Hour calendar, and for more information, contact:
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