#663 - VERONICA OF THE CROSS, PART 2
"Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you." - St. Matthew 5: 11-12
FATHER CHOSE VERONICA BEFORE SHE WAS BORN
"Penance, My child, is hard. Sacrifice, My child, is difficult. Ah! The rewards of the Father for perseverance is beyond all that I could show you at this present time. Faith, My child; carry forth your mission for the Father in trust and perseverance. You will be given the strength to complete your mission.
"The Father chose you, My child, long before He set you upon earth. This startles you, My child, but you do not know all the secrets of the Kingdom, for should I reveal them to you, many would no longer be sacred.
"Have great courage in your struggle, knowing that all that happens is allowed by the Father for the salvation of souls. By this manner you will reap many benefits, if not for yourself, but for others.
"Love your enemies, My child. It is easy to love those who love you back, but far greater a grace to love those who calumniate you, those who set and say all manner of evil things against you. Pray for them, My child. You do not have to answer for your actions, for the Father looks into the heart.
"My child, you are a messenger from Heaven, and as such, you will only take your direction from the Father. Many will be sent to mislead you. Many will mislead you. But this, My child, will bring upon you only additional suffering. You must not allow your ears to be filled with suggestions not from Heaven." - Our Lady, September 13, 1973
"THEY WILL TRY TO BURY MY MESSAGE HERE"
"My child, please tell the world, spread the message that I gave many years ago. Much of it remains hidden to the world--the message of
SIX DAYS OF SUFFERING ARE NOT FOR HER
Our Lady - "See, My child, the Ball of Redemption--mocked now by mankind, but soon an actuality."
Veronica - Oh, my! Now this huge ball of fire is going back into the sky. I could feel the heat; it's very hot. Oh!
Our Lady - "Yes, My child. Not only the great War, but the great celestial destructive agent. Those who are left will have gained their crowns, made clean by trial, chosen to join My Son in victory.
"The six days of suffering, My child, are not for you. - December 7, 1974
WILL MEET WITH DISAPPROVAL FROM THE
"My child, you will meet with much disapproval by many of Our clergy. I prepare you for this, for many have fallen into the web of satan, not recognizing these gatherings of Pentecostals for what they truly are: a creation to distort and deceive.
"You must remember, My child, that satan was cast out, Lucifer, Luciel, with great knowledge of how to deceive the nations and mankind. No, My child, I cannot explain to you now why all of this power was not removed. It is a secret of Heaven.
"Yes, My child, many have given themselves to disobedience of your Holy Father, your Vicar. We have asked him to condemn the practice of calling upon the spirit. He has followed the direction of the Father, but many of his clergy have fallen into disobedience of your Vicar. Many have chosen to go their own way, following their own rules without discipline. Many have set themselves up to guide others without the true knowledge, for they have cast aside Our Vicar and his warnings. Yes, Our Holy Father suffers much, My child. Pray much for him, for his strength is greatly taxed by those who give him much sorrow. Those he has trusted have set the knives into his heart." - Our Lady, June 15, 1974
MEET WITH MUCH OPPOSITION
"My child, you cannot expect a normal life now, normal in your human understanding. It is the will of the Father that you be an instrument, one among many in these dark days. Much has been asked of you, My child. But I assure you the reward will be great in Heaven. I carry My arms filled with roses. These I prefer to give you, but the road between your world and the Kingdom is filled with thorns. It is the way of the cross.
"As an instrument of Heaven, you have accepted a consecration to the Father for the remainder of your earthly life. You will meet with much opposition. All that you do, you will do for the Father and give little care for the opinion of man. Theresa, your sister, will guide you along the path, as you will learn the necessity of having a true thirst for souls.
"Forsaking all others, you will submit your self and your will to the Father as an instrument for Heaven. I would advise you, My child, to remain close to your home and restrict yourself to less worldly conversation. Retire more into a life of prayer when you are not given to your Scripture writing.
"Your mission will be accomplished. You will work with perseverance. The Father will not give you more than you can accomplish at this time." - Our Lady, March 18, 1974
"LOVE THOSE WHO CASTIGATE YOU"
"Pray for your enemies. Love those who castigate you, My child. Accept the way of the cross, My child. It is the short road to the Kingdom of the Eternal Father." - Jesus, May 28, 1975
"ACCEPT THE REJECTION, THE PERSECUTION"
"My child, you will continue your mission with patience and perseverance. Throughout the world, throughout mankind, We have chosen many as voice-boxes for Heaven, My child. It is truly a heavy cross, but one that shall make the road to the Kingdom, the
"Do not do your deeds before mankind to be known, My child, but do them in secret, for the Father Who sees them in secret will surely reward you. If you win the acclaim of mankind, My child, you will then have received your reward. Accept the rejection, the persecution, My child; it is all part of the cross." - Jesus, May 28, 1975
EXPECT RESISTANCE FROM THE ENEMIES OF
"My child, in obedience to My Mother you have made great progress in sending the Message from Heaven throughout the world. You must expect to meet with resistance from the enemies of My Church. This opposition, My child, you must not take to heart, for you are succeeding when you bring and flush the enemy out.
"The opposition, My children, will come from those who have given themselves to the world of satan. You must pray a constant vigilance of prayer." - Jesus, December 6, 1975
"MY OWN WILL KNOW ME"
"My child, Veronica, do not hesitate to give a full message to the world. My own will know Me, My child. Know that those who do wrong do not want their sins to be exposed. It is not that you judge, but the warning must be given to mankind." - Our Lady, December 31, 1975
VERONICA'S RECOLLECTIONS OF JUNE 18,
Veronica - So now I notice the day is dawning, so this must be the beautiful day of the feast day of June 18th of Our Lady. Oh, oh, how wonderful it is, because it is just about the time—I can remember back in 1970, we were to start the vigils at 9 a.m. I knelt from 9 a.m. in the morning of June 18th until after 1 a.m. the following morning—that would be June 19th—and for three days I had to lie in bed, as I’m lying now, unable to walk, having knelt so many hours.
But at my side at that time—I don’t know if it was ever known to many that Padre Pio sustained me. An individual from a Padre Pio, promoting a group, I believe it was Joey Lomangino at Garabandal, who had given a friend a crucifix, a small brown crucifix that I’ll never forget. I wore that crucifix the whole time on June 18th, 1970. And every time I felt I was weakening (because there were times when I came out of that—oh, state of being out of myself, like in a coma or something, or—not a—I don’t like to use the word “trance,” because that sounds like something in the occult or something. But actually I was in a state of being absolutely unconscious. But when I came out of it, after a few hours, after the message was given, I felt like I was slumping. But I knew that I had to remain on my knees, because it was so important. Our Blessed Mother depended on me to remain on my knees. There was so much at stake, so many souls that had to have this penance, Our Lady said, that I would then clutch this crucifix about my neck, given to me—a small brown wooden crucifix—and I, immediately I noticed that I was renewed, and I felt vigorous and fresh, and I could go on and continue praying the Rosary until Our Lady then, or Jesus appeared, and then I had to blank out, sort of, again and repeat, as a voice-box, what Our Lady and Jesus had to say.
It’s very difficult for me to talk at this time, because, today, June 18th, the humidity feels just as bad as it did—and I do remember in 1970, the first lady that we had, who came from Indiana, who was writing the notes, it was so bad, the heat, that she passed out writing the notes, and someone else had to take the lapboard, one of those lapboards you write on, from her and continue writing the message that Our Lady gave....
Veronica – “I will be a bride of Christ, Blessed Mother, if You want me. I will be a bride of Christ.”
Our Lady – “My child, you are a bride of Christ. Did you not know that? Do you not remember when you were given the ring, many years ago?”
Veronica – Oh, the ring, the ring with R-G-P: Redemption, Grace, and Peace inside the ring. The ring when I lived in Bayside at 226—226th
Our Lady – “My child, that is why Theresa had you write ‘Tomorrow My Bridegroom.’ Do you remember nothing of it?”
Veronica – “Oh, Blessed Mother, yes.”
I walk up through the garden
With roses in my hand,
And place my left hand out
To show you there’s a band.
I’ve waited all these years
To see this dream come true;
I’ve watched and prayed,
And followed my heart
Until it came to You.
“Yes. Blessed Mother, I understand.” [Veronica stammers.]
“I don’t know where the tape recorder is....”
And it appears that Our Lady is spacing Her time. If only I could go back to the first day of June 18, 1970. You will find that Our Lady spoke throughout the whole afternoon, even in pouring rain. - June 18, 1982
THE DEATH OF VERONICA'S SON, RAYMOND
"I know of your great sorrow. You cannot fully understand the ways of the Father because now your heart is heavy. Know, My child, that the Father loves you and watches over you.
"If you remember, My child, I told you some time ago that many children will be removed from your world. It is for the sanctification of their soul.
"I, too, know the anguish of loss, My child, but you also will be solaced with the knowledge that your son has entered the Kingdom.
"You see, My child, you cannot understand now, but you will soon.
"Many will be spared the trials ahead. I did not promise you a road with roses without the thorns. You, My child, have been asked to carry a heavy cross. But you will not be given more than you can carry.
"You have forgotten, My child, a long time ago I asked you for your son. That is why I have cautioned you never to try to search out the ways of the Father but to subject all to His will, for it is truly for your best interest.
"Rejoice, My child, for your child has been saved. How sad that there are many that We could not take into the Kingdom. How sad that many parents have lost their way and have taken their children into the darkness." - Our Lady, February 1, 1974
AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE
"My child and My children, many have accepted the Message from Heaven at this time, but there are many more of My sheep who have not received the knowledge of Our coming here to the sacred grounds. You will all be sure to keep the Message going out as fast as is humanly possible and within your means from prayer and dedication.
"My child and My children, your country is now in a terrible state. As I gave you the photograph with the plucked eagle, you can well imagine that the eagle, representing the
"THE WATERS WILL RISE"
"The Eternal Father has made it known to the world through His message that there will be many graces given through the sacred grounds.
"The waters will rise. When, you ask, My child? Very soon." - Our Lady, March 18, 1975
A WELL OF CURING WILL ARISE
"The Father sends many graces upon you. He has chosen this center of atonement with great purpose. Many will be saved. Many miracles of cures and conversions will go forth through the world from these hallowed grounds. The cause of Heaven shall not be stopped. The well of curing will arise, and man will not stop the waters from flowing.
"Know well, man, that you cannot defy the Father, for it is in the will of the Father that this land be claimed for the salvation of souls. All who come to these hallowed grounds, My child, will receive graces in abundance, graces of cure and conversion. The crippled shall walk, the blind shall see. Those in darkness shall come forward into the light." - Our Lady, February 1, 1974
"Workers, My child, are always chosen for their perseverance and fortitude. We cannot at this time keep those that the wind can bend. The winds will become much stronger, My child. Therefore, We had to separate the wheat from the chaff. Only the full kernels may develop into stronger stalks." - Jesus, October 6, 1977
"My child, We give you great trial in your lifetime. Do not question the ways of the Eternal Father in your anguish, My child. The road to Heaven will always be filled with thorns, for your pilgrimage upon your earth is a pilgrimage of sorrow, trial, requiring perseverance, hope, and faith." - Our Lady, September 14, 1976
SHADOW OF THE
"My child, you must continue your mission with great perseverance. Many arms have been sent to assist you. I cannot promise you a world rich with the goods of your earth. In fact, My child, I will send you on a mission that will strip you of worldly goods for the sanctification of your soul.
"Whenever graces in abundance are given, there is always the shadow of the cross, My child." - Jesus, November 1, 1975
"WE ASK FULL
"My child, Veronica, you will disattach yourself more from all worldly interests. You are no longer a worldly identity, but an instrument of God. Therefore, your life will no longer continue on a normal or free scale and judgment. All directives will come to you from My Son. You will limit your associations with others. These associations will be limited to your immediate workers. You have no time for entertaining now, for the time grows short to gather the souls. We ask full dedication to your mission." - Our Lady, March 24, 1973
"The cross We allow you to carry will make your work most difficult, My child. Therefore, We guide you to exercise your God-given grace of knowledge and perception. Do not tax the strength left in your earthly body. You will accomplish and finish the task given to you by Heaven. Do not allow satan to fill you with despair. Your mission will be accomplished." – Our Lady, September 13, 1973
"THERE WILL BE A MAGNIFICENT EDIFICE"
"You will now go forward to move a mountain, My child. You will gather prayers and novenas for the bishop.
"Do not be concerned because I have not received the magnificent edifice that I have asked for the salvation of souls upon the sacred grounds. Know that the Shrine has already been built in the hearts of mankind and in the history of My Son's Church. There will be a magnificent edifice, My child. You must be patient." - Our Lady, May 15, 1976
OUR LADY WILL APPEAR OVER OLD ST.
ROBERT'S CHURCH IN BAYSIDE
"One day, My child, the waters will come up at Bayside, and I will appear over the old church building. Your Bishop then cannot deny My appearances." - Our Lady, May 17, 1986