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Miraculous 17 photo -- Polaroid

Big 17

Sensational photo taken by Vincent McDonnell, Vigil Coordinator at the end of the Sept. 7, 2002 Rosary Vigil celebrating Our Lady’s Birthday.

Vince was taking a picture of Our Lady’s statue flanked by Shrine guard, Frank Gibney and SMWA President, Michael Mangan, lay Order of St. Michael. Amazingly, a big 17 appears instead.

Interestingly, 1/7 or January 7, 1998 is the date on our official documentation that shows when the Order of St. Michael was founded. Our Lady, of course, prophesied in 1974 that from the lay Order of St. Michael will emerge the full-fledged religious Order of St. Michael.

Also, Heaven may be pointing to the 17th chapter of the Apocalypse which perhaps is ready to unfold in a dramatic way. Or will something pivotal or historical occur on the 17th of any month? This month? Next month? We’ll see.


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 offered for the Pope and 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 (est. 1977), a vibrant community of dedicated, celibate men who have been appointed by Heaven to lead this global mission. Our Lady has prophesied that this lay Order will bring forth 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 Rosary Vigil calendar, and for more information, contact:

St Michael’s World Apostolate
P.O. Box 514 • Bayside, NY 11361
toll free orderline 1-888-830-SMWA