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Mr. Arthur Lueken

Veronica's husband, Arthur Lueken, passed away Wednesday morning, August 28 at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, Long Island, N.Y. He succumbed to a heart attack and was 78 years old. Please remember him in your prayers.

On behalf of all the faithful of St. Michael's World Apostolate, we have arranged for Gregorian Masses (30 consecutive Masses) to be offered for the repose of his soul.

Funeral Mass and Burial
Saturday August 31 2002
Procession at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church,
Port Jefferson, N.Y.

In attendance, SMWA President, Michael Mangan (rear left), William Dykes, and long-time devotees, Perry and Jean Montemaro and Mary DeBlasio. Also present, but taking picture, another long-time devotee, Francis Harrington of Boston, Mass.

With Veronica and Arthur's grandson, Jeremy Lueken (center). Jeremy was thankful we had lingered because he missed his ride to the gravesite at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in Queens (about 45 miles), so we drove him. (Francis Harrington is on the far right).
Lowering the casket.
Mr. Lueken is buried with his wife, his son, Raymond,
and his granddaughter, Patricia.
With Veronica's best friend, Caroline Stevens (r).
Eternal rest grant unto Mr. Lueken, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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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
toll free orderline 1-888-830-SMWA