Bayside Story • Apparitions of the Virgin Mary
 
 

Story begins night RFK was shot
Veronica Lueken (1923-1995), the seer of Bayside, was a married woman, a mother of five children. Up until June of 1968, She lived the life of an ordinary New York City housewife, with her husband Arthur, a retired purchasing agent, and their daughter and four sons. On the day that Robert F. Kennedy was shot to death in California by an assassin, Veronica experienced a perfume of roses when she responded to a radio appeal for prayers for the dying Senator.

Outdoor Rosary Vigils
A short time later, 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, and the vision was shared by Veronica's son Raymond, who was 10 years old at the time. Her early visions seemed to be a sort of preparation for the coming of Our Lady, who announced to her in 1970 that She wanted Rosary Vigils held outdoors. on the eves of all the great feast days of the Catholic Church. These Vigils were to be held on the grounds of the old St. Robert Bellarmine's Church in the district of Bayside Hills, a division of Queens. 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 weather conditions and disturbances. She would appear to Veronica at each of the Vigils, and give heavenly messages of worldwide importance. She asked that the Holy Rosary be said

 

Vigil location changed in June 1975
In June of 1975, because of the objections of the residents around St. Robert Bellarmine's Church to the prayer Vigils, the location of the Vigils was changed. Veronica was instructed by Our Lady to accept an offer she had received from the Police Chief to use the Vatican Pavilion at the old World's Fair Grounds in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. This is the site where Michelangelo's work of art—the “Pieta”, was exhibited during the 1965 World's Fair, and where Pope Paul VI, during his visit to New York on Oct. 4, 1965, stopped for a visit and gave a blessing. Veronica was told that this site would only be temporary, and that they would eventually be allowed to return to the original site.

Chastisement of a Ball of fire
The Messages reveal the general state of evil in the world, the state of corruption within the Catholic Church, the evil within the Vatican itself, and the necessity of worldwide atonement to the Eternal Father to avoid chastisements, which, if not mitigated by universal penance and return to God and His Divine Laws, will be terrible beyond comprehension. They warn that a worldwide Warning, Miracle, and fiery Chastisement in the form of a "Ball of Redemption"—a comet which will strike the earth, and along with World War III and other disasters. will remove three-quarters of mankind—are very near at hand.

 


Veronica in ecstasy being recorded as she repeats the Message from Heaven

continuously, aloud by all the pilgrims, during the Vigil. Jesus also appears and gives His own Message later in the evening. And 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 have been transmitted, with Veronica acting as a voice box—repeating the words from Heaven.

   
to Veronica