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Miraculous Photos

Supernatural manifestations from God

"Graces far beyond what most minds can comprehend."
  Jesus, April 13, 1974


What are miraculous photos?

One of the key characteristics of the Bayside apparitions has been the taking of miraculous photographs by the pilgrims attending the vigils of prayer at the sacred grounds. Instead of Our Lady's statue appearing in the photo, another image appears, many times with graphic clarity and deep symbolic meaning for the individual or the general edification of all. Below are a few of the thousands of miraculous photos taken over the years at the sacred grounds.

"You will be very busy studying the incoming photographic manifestations. Many are temporarily blinded to what story lies hidden in these photos. We have adopted this means to communicate with a blinded generation."
Our Lady, March 24, 1973

"I will continue to communicate with My children by using the photographs. Much will be given in secret to them. It is a grace that can only be given for those in the light. All others will look and find nothing."
Our Lady, March 29, 1975

Our Lady in the sky Our Lady in the Sky
At the November 26, 1978, Sunday Holy Hour, Tom Bachor of Little Neck, N.Y., took a picture of John Miles (foreground) near the Vatican Pavilion, where Heaven has made their "home upon these grounds" (Jesus, June 18, 1991). Supernaturally, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appears out of nowhere dominating the sky above Her sacred grounds. In addition, the visage of Our Lord appears (facing you) halfway down the left side. Just above, Jesus’ hand is pointing to His Mother, as if to say: "Behold thy Mother! Hail, full of grace. Come and journey to this Her sacred site, chosen from the beginning of time." The meaning is clear: Our Lady is always present on Her holy grounds, ready to generously dispense graces and blessings of cure and conversion, peace and consolation to all who respond to Her invitation. Also, note the light bulb over Her left shoulder. Our Lady is the light of the world, the shining beacon, the most powerful intercessor between God and man.
Jacinta 1972 photo

Artistic drawing of message inside Jacinta 1972
Jacinta 1972
An instant Polaroid photograph taken on September 14, 1971, of Our Lady’s statue at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. It is upon these chosen sacred grounds that the curative waters will erupt and a great basilica will stand. As the photo developed, Jacinta, one of the child seers of Fatima, Portugal, miraculously wrote from Heaven, "Jacinta 1972." Contained therein lies the heart of the famous 3rd secret and the date of the coming great Chastisement. Examine the photo. When you exclude the letter "J," the letters remaining in Jacinta can be read: "a-c" "i-n-t-o." Turn the picture counter-clockwise and a mitre (a bishop’s headpiece) is formed by the tails of the "o" and the "2" (see illustration). Jacinta is showing us the 3rd secret of Fatima: that satan, the antichrist (a-c) would enter into (i -n -t -o ) many bishops and cardinals (mitres) in the highest levels of the Vatican and that 1972 is the year of the takeover of Pope Paul VI’s reign by these evil forces. This good Pope affirmed this on June 29, 1972: "From some fissure the smoke of satan entered into the temple of God." Even so, Our Lord’s promise to be with His Church to the end remains intact.
  St. Michael's Lights
Lillian Bennett of Waltham, Mass., took this photo at the Rosary Vigil of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 15, 1993 (at Our Lady of the Roses Shrine). Our Lady's statue is in the center (background) and Perry Montemaro, assistant Vigil Coordinator, is leading the Rosary. Veronica of the Cross interpreted the photo in December 1994 and wrote Perry:

Our Lady appears in photo--supports radio effortOur Lady's statue

(Our Lady's statue on right to help you see image in photo on left)

Our Lady approves
St. Michael's Radio effort

This Polaroid picture was taken of Michael Mangan, Anais Acuna Garcia of Howard Beach, N.Y. At the time, Michael was announcing the good news to the pilgrims: the launching of the first official Bayside radio program and its premier show the next morning. This 30-minute weekly broadcast of Our Lady’s urgent message reaches millions throughout North America. However, as you can see, Michael does not appear in the snapshot. Instead, miraculously, the Blessed Virgin Mary does, Her outline very similar to the Shrine statue (right). It seems Heaven is saying that They approve this expanded effort to save souls, and the beautiful letters we have received testify to its good fruit. It’s as if Our Lady is saying: "I am with you. Come, follow me. I will guide you."

Comet hitting earth

Comet collides with earth
A Polaroid snapshot taken by a pilgrim from California during the June 18, 1988 Rosary Vigil. Miraculously, an image of the earth being planet-struck by a comet appears. This is indicative of Our Lady's message that evening to the seer Veronica of the Cross. Our Lady stated that the Ball of Redemption is coming, a fiery comet of divine origin that will strike the earth in punishment for mankind's sins. Note the fiery searing flames in the photo. Our Lady has stated that this comet will remove over 3/4 of mankind. The only way to avert this punishment is by a complete reversal of mankind from sin and back to the Ten Commandments, the laws of God: prayer, atonement and sacrifice.

Jesus appears in photo Our Lord appears
Photo taken at the October 2, 1980 Vigil. Our Lord appears with His arms outstretched as though welcoming the pilgrims who come there in a spirit of prayer and reparation. There was no statue of Jesus on the grounds.

Our Lady in the clouds at St. Roberts
Photo rotated clockwise 90 degrees
Our Lady appears in a cloud
Photo taken January 1974 on the sacred grounds of St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Incredibly, the Virgin Mary appears in a cloud standing on top of a globe, as Veronica would see her appear in many of the apparitions. Our Lady said on May 17, 1986, "One day, My child, the waters will come up at Bayside, and I will appear over the old church building." 

Cross over America flag Cross appears on American flag
Miraculous Polaroid photo taken of Veronica of the Cross at the May 15, 1976 Rosary Vigil by Margaret Stevens of South Weymouth, Mass. Incredibly, a white cross appears on the American flag. During the Vigil, Our Lady said to Veronica: "Your country shall receive the cross, My child! Now you understand, My child, the photograph. The cross to many shall be their salvation. The cross, My child, as you observed upon the photograph was a cross of light, beaming with life."
     On May 29, 1976, Our Lady would again refer to this photo: "The cross, my child, that was placed upon your flag has full meaning now to you; for your country, America the beautiful shall fall unless there is now a complete reversal . . . of the ways that have set you into darkness!"
  St. Francis at Shrine
An incredible Kodak instant photo taken at the February 1, 1979 Vigil by Ray Welch of Hartford, Conn. St. Francis of Assisi miraculously appears above the statue of Our Lady. There wasn't even a statue of St. Francis on the holy grounds. St. Francis has appeared to Veronica of the Cross many times. On December 7, 1973, he said, "Man must learn and turn back and re-learn the rule of sacrifice and poverty. Man and those in the House of God have given themselves to the pleasures of the flesh. Self-denial is demanded by the Father. You must now starve your bodies of the demons which you have allowed to enter upon you."
mom's heart Mom's heart
Longtime devotee, Angela Urquia of Kearney, N.J., snapped this photo of Michael Mangan, president, as he was leading the Rosary at the Pentecost Vigil on Saturday, June 2, 2001.
     Michael’s mother, Ruth Marie, had just passed on, so before Angela took the photo, she asked the Blessed Mother if She would have Michael’s mother send him a message. As you can see, it couldn’t be more plain and simple: Mom sent her heart of love to Michael and to all the Bayside family!

Suffering face of Christ
Amazingly, in side profile facing left in the center of the photo, appears the face of Jesus in agony. Our Lady has said many times in Her message to the world: “My Son shall be recrucified by His own. In the Holy City of Rome many Red Hats [cardinals] have now become the Judases in the hierarchy. As men of the cross, they have now won for themselves the title of evil men of the cross. Many have entered My Son’s House, His Church upon earth, to do harm” (Sept. 13, 1978).

If you turn the photo upside down, you’ll see that it was actually taken of the Shrine statue and a vigil guard (lower rt). In any event, Heaven miraculously intervened. This Polaroid photo (instant development) was taken by Richard Boras at the Feb. 1, 1975 Rosary Vigil.

  Heavy hand of God
The photo was taken of the Queens apartment buildings within view of the sacred grounds by Joe Burkhart, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Penna, at the Easter Vigil in 1980. This is the hand of God coming down in punishment upon the cities and the world. The hand has human fingernails, denoting Jesus in His human form. It is also a left hand. Jesus blesses with His right hand, so the left hand symbolizes chastisement. The interpretation was given by Veronica of the Cross.

  Veronica's "V"
A Polaroid photo taken of Our Lady's statue on August 5, 2000 during the 5th Anniversary of Veronica of the Cross Vigil by Maria Calle of Corona, N.Y. Miraculously, instead of the statue, a "V" appears (center left in photo) over the St Michael's World Apostolate banner that resembles Veronica's handwritten "V" in her signature (right) that graced many letters and documents in her earthly work. Clearly though, Veronica is now showing, not only her presence at the Rosary Vigil in her honor, but that she is still working closely from her Heavenly home with St Michael's World Apostolate in this noble Mission that she lived and died for.



The devil up close
A miraculous photo taken by Eileen D’Elia, of Flushing, N.Y., on Sat., June 17, 1989, at Our Lady’s 19th Anniv. Vigil. Amazingly, satan—Lucifer, himself—appears on the bottom left-hand side. Note the evil face and pointed horns. Turning the picture clockwise, one revolution, you will see the letter “H” for hell. The streams of light represent the presence and grace of Heaven in this fierce end-times battle for souls. On the top left are greenish lights which denotes St. Michael, “the greatest warrior of Heaven” (Jesus, June 9, 1979).
     Jesus and Mary are exposing the devil and demonstrating that satan is not a myth or something abstract, but “an active force, a living, spiritual being that is perverted and that perverts others” (Pope Paul VI, General Audience, Nov. 15, 1972).
     “Be aware that Lucifer—his greatest armor is to be not believed in.... For then, like the invisible agent of hell he is, he can then wreak havoc among you.”    Jesus, Aug. 14, 1979

  Veronica holds baby Jesus
Veronica of the Cross (center) holds the Infant Jesus at the Christmas Vigil in 1975, with miraculous beams of light streaming down from Heaven.  Vigil workers surround her on the left.
  67-73, WW3 foreboding
An instant Polaroid photo taken of the Shrine statue on October 6, 1973 by Bernie Beyer of Great Neck, N.Y. Miraculously, the numbers 67 and 73 appear out of nowhere. The numbers refer to the two Arab/Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. The photo was actually taken the same day the 1973 war broke out.  Our Lady is clearly pointing to the grim reality of WW3 and the area where it will erupt, the Middle East, “unless there is a complete reversal of your ways that offend the Eternal Father much” (Aug. 14, 1976).  For more insight and details on this imminent catastrophe, we urge you to obtain a copy of Middle East, HST No. 9.  It has many related excerpts from the Message of Heaven along with abundant references to Holy Scripture.

Our Lady smiles on SMWA
Move over Mona Lisa. We have a new masterpiece. This one though is not created by man but by the stroke of God that captures the stunning beauty, grace and sweetness of nature’s solitary boast.
     This great gift from Heaven unfolded on October 7 during the Sunday Holy Hour when some faithful noticed the statue smiling. Near the close of the Holy Hour more pilgrims noticed.

  Big rabbit
Sensational Polaroid photo taken of Our Lady’s statue on Saturday, May 31, 2008, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Michael Broydrick, Boston, Mass., organizer.  In the center of photo, enlarged for easy viewing, is a big rabbit (rabbi, priest) facing right with what appears to be a dagger in its neck and the letter “A” above it.  The right ear and head of the rabbit form the letter “B.”  Apparently, the antichrist forces are planning a hit soon (“A” for anno, Latin for year) on a “big priest”, i.e. Pope Benedict (“B”) bathed in yellow (the papacy). During the Pope’s fruitful visit to the U.S. in April 2008, we offered four Sunday Holy Hours on the sacred grounds, specifically, for his safety and protection.
  Rat photo
This instant Polaroid photo was taken on June 17, 2006, at the 36th Anniversary Vigil, by long-time devotee, Lita Farag, of Huntington Beach, Calif. She was asking a question about her parish where she and other Baysiders and faithful were being persecuted for kneeling, during Mass and for Holy Communion. In fact, this battle attracted national attention when the pastor of the church declared that “kneeling was a mortal sin.” In any event, as you can plainly see in the center of the photo, a big rat appears.  Jesus explained the meaning of the rat to Veronica of the Cross: “Pastors, you must gather the sheep and not scatter them. You are misleading Our sheep.... You chip away and you burrow like rats into the structure, the foundation of My houses throughout the world” (Nov. 1, 1975).
  Many arms will be sent
Photo taken on Feb. 10, 1974, the Vigil of Our Lady of Lourdes. A long white arm with hand made of light miraculously appears assisting Veronica of the Cross as she prepares to distribute a rosary, scapular and red rose. To help Veronica spread the Message from Heaven, the meaning is made clear by Jesus, “Many arms will be sent to you to help you—peoples of great faith, strength, and courage” (Dec. 6, 1974).
  Faces of the poor souls
Polaroid photo taken on Nov. 1, 1974, the eve of All Souls Day. Incredibly, human faces appear over Our Lady’s statue. Veronica of the Cross interpreted this and explained that the souls in purgatory came to beg for prayers and Masses in order to hasten their release. Our Lady stated, “Many will be here [in Purgatory]...unto the end of your world, only because there is no one who can make restitution to the Father for the offenses committed by these souls while they were upon earth. Yes, My child, there are many here who have no one to pray for them. They are helpless as they wait.... Just one kind thought, one memory can ease a part of their suffering. Many here have been forgotten by their own.... Use your time wisely.... You have, as you are still upon earth, a Heaven-given power to release your brothers and sisters. Pray for them; make sacrifices for them; release them. And when you do, their power will be great enough to bring you into the Kingdom” (May 22, 1974).

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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
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