Lueken, the seer of Bayside, was the recipient of heavenly messages from
Jesus, Our Lady and many saints for over 25 years. She was a victim soul
for the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church in these end times; but it
was through the suffering that she bore for the love of Jesus and Our
Lady that eventually merited her the title: “Veronica of the Cross”
(Our Lady, June 18, 1980).
was a loyal daughter of the Church. She lived in the Church and died in
the Church. She passed on to her eternal reward in Heaven on Thursday,
August 3, 1995. She was 72. Veronica had a Roman Catholic Funeral mass
and was buried in Mount St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Flushing,
N.Y. The legacy she left behind will forever be written in the annals of
until June of 1968, Veronica lived the life of an ordinary New York City
housewife with her five children. On June 6, 1968, the day that Robert
F. Kennedy was shot down in California (U.S.A.) by an assassin, Veronica
experienced a heavy perfume of roses when she responded to a radio
appeal for prayers for the Senator. Some time after this manifestation
St. Theresa the Little Flower (who has always been identified with
roses, since her most famous promise, often quoted, was: "After my
death, I will let fall a shower of roses from heaven") appeared to
her in her home. This vision was also shared by Veronica's son, Raymond.
St. Theresa dictated poem messages to Veronica. The Bayside Mission was
mystical experiences began to occur, as St. Theresa gradually introduced
Veronica into the way of spiritual childhood. This served to prepare
Veronica for her eventual role of suffering as a victim soul and also as
a latter day seer. It was to set the stage for the eventual appearance
of the Virgin Mary.
Lady appeared to Veronica in her home on April 7, 1970 and stated that
She wanted Rosary Vigils held outdoors, on the eves of all the major
feast days of the Roman Catholic Church, on the grounds of the old St.
Robert Bellarmine Church in the district of Bayside Hills, a division of
Queens and one of the five boroughs of New York City. Our Lady announced
that She wanted a Shrine established there and that She was to be
invoked under the title of "Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of
Mothers." She promised if these Vigils would be faithfully kept,
despite all weather conditions and other disturbances, She would appear
to Veronica at each of the Vigils and give heavenly messages of
worldwide importance. She asked that the Rosary be said continuously,
aloud by all the pilgrims, during the Vigil.
so, since June 18, 1970, thousands of people from all over the world
have come to attend these Vigils, which are held in the open air despite
all weather conditions. During this time several hundred messages were
transmitted through Veronica who acted as a “voice box” repeating
the words from Heaven. All was recorded live on audio tape.
a victim soul, Veronica suffered enormously. Her body was an ongoing
furnace of pain whereby she was continually tried and purified so that
she could continue her mission for Heaven in the purest state of grace.
She suffered from a litany of ailments, including: heart, kidney,
bladder, spinal, arthritic problems, chronic fatigue, tinnitus . . . on
and on we could go. In one stretch alone from 1979 to 1982, she was
hospitalized 13 times for extensive stays. A book could be written just
on Veronica's ailments. (see Gethsemani
to Calvary--sufferings of Veronica of the Cross)
it is sufficient to say that Veronica's life was the story of
suffering--not only physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual. She
truly was the image of the Holy Face, even reliving the Passion of
Christ every Lent and bearing his wounds (the stigmata). But she bore it
all for Jesus and the Blessed Mother. Our Lady told Veronica on
March 18, 1973, "You were chosen for your strength in
loved her fellow brothers and sisters. And she did what she could to
lead them to Jesus and Our Lady. She underwent her final agony in 1995
and passed to her Heavenly reward. And now we can turn to Veronica of
the Cross and ask her to pray for us.
has not taken up her rest. She has joined St Michael's World Apostolate
from Heaven in propagating the Mission from Heaven.
of the Cross, pray for us.