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December 7, 1999
Vigil of the Immaculate Conception
Second week of Advent

Our Lady's devotees pose for a group shot

Blessed Christmas & Happy New Year
from St Michael's World Apostolate
December 5 Sunday Holy Hour for Priests

Dear friend of Our Lady,

A very merry and blessed Christmas to you and to all of your loved ones. May the simplicity and splendor of the Infant Jesus radiate in your lives, especially throughout this joyous feast.

With our new Heaven Speaks Today on The Nativity, you have set before you excellent spiritual food for the season. May our Christmas prayer be that we may always strive to imitate the love and tenderness of the Blessed Mother and the generosity and zeal of the wise men. 

Indeed, during this Advent and Christmas, it is a wonderful opportunity to express our deep thanks to Jesus for making another unique visit upon earth. Yes, 2000 years later, Our Savior and His Mother have deigned to visit Bayside, New York, to announce to a troubled world glad tidings of hope and peace.

Group shot

December 5 Sunday Holy Hour

How beautiful and profound, instructive and enriching are these messages of Jesus and Mary. These words alone could only emanate from the celestial court far beyond the farthest star (June 8, 1974).

But, of course, I don’t have to tell you that. You already know the deep impact that this message has had in your life. That’s why you are so devoted and have persevered so bravely in this challenging Mission, which sadly and tragically, to our great peril as a nation and a world, has been rejected if not laughed at by many.

But like St. Peter, we say: “Lord, to whom shall we go?” (St. John 6:69)

Six years ago in a solemn discourse directed by Our Lady, our dear seer, Veronica of the Cross, asked me to promise to continue this Mission after her passing. (She died August 3, 1995.) I promised Our Lady and Veronica two times and I firmly believe I spoke for you, too, and for all future devotees.

And so we must continue to forge ahead with great faith. We must never permit this Mission to fade or to be forgotten. Or worse, to be silenced or to die. Our enemies, especially the infernal ones, have sought this from the beginning. There are too many precious souls at stake to tolerate nothing less than full speed ahead with this soul-saving Mission.

We, as the lay order of St. Michael (as designated by Our Lady) are working hard to honor our special and privileged calling as disciples of the latter days (October 2, 1989). As you can see from our mailings, the work and prayer are going strong.

The Rosary Vigils and Sunday Holy Hours for priests, of course, continue on the sacred grounds. (Can you imagine for a moment the consequences for the world and the Church without all of these prayers ascending to Heaven, balancing the scales? Our Lady answered this when She said there would be a severe chastisement for New York City (April 14, 1973) and the great Chastisement would be hastened (September 7, 1974).

Venerating the crucifix kissed by Our Lady

December 5 Sunday Holy Hour.  The Rosary that is regularly venerated by the pilgrims was kissed by the Blessed Mother at the October 29, 1994 vigil.

In addition, our eight-member community incorporates a strong spiritual life that includes daily: Mass, 15-decade Rosary, and Bible reading. And weekly: confession, miraculous medal novena and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. And regularly: holy hours in Church with exposition, and prayerful protests (recently the Brooklyn Museum and Dogma movie).

Monday through Saturday we work in our new office (see Golden Warrior,
No 2)
and print shop. As you can see, our presses and heavy machinery are in full operation. As you recall, these were all miraculously reclaimed at the June 18, 1998 auction.

Truly, this is a vital apostolate we do, through the grace of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers, for the Church and the world.

However, the costs are extraordinary for all the work we have been appointed to do. A global apostolate of our size costs thousands and thousands of dollars a month. This mailing alone cost us over $10,000.

And so we appeal to you now in this season of giving to be as generous as your means permit. Because, believe me, we are operating now on a wing (I think, St. Michael’s) and a prayer.

We have great faith that Our Lord will provide for this Mission because He said He would (June 30, 1984). (Of course, it doesn’t mean that the Good Lord won’t take us to the edge. It’s seems He allows this at times. It’s called character-building or being “tested as metals in the fire” (June 13, 1981). Besides, Jesus never said He was going to hand it to us. We have to do our part, too, and earn it.)

Jesus said what He said because He knows the kind and generous hearts of the faithful. And so whether it is a widow’s mite or $20 or a $1000, we desperately need it now. We need to ensure that Our Lady’s Shrine and St Michael’s World Apostolate is stable and secure as we enter the 3rd millennium.

Our Lady of the Roses

"The greatest test of heart is how much you shall give, not how much you will receive. It is only in giving that you shall truly receive the light.”
Our Lady, March 18, 1973

For your convenience, try using our new toll free orderline, 1-888-830-SMWA and charge your 100% tax-deductible gift to your credit card. Or use our online gift box. And we hope to hear from you today. 

We also urge you to do some before-or-after Christmas shopping by ordering from our gift brochures. Your support there helps us immensely, too.

Thank you so much for your prayers and spiritual remembrances—they are priceless and absolutely necessary for the success of this Mission. Be assured you are remembered daily in our community prayers. Thanks so much for all the giving you do, spiritually and materially. You will be rewarded abundantly by Heaven. Keep persevering.

Once again, Christmas peace and best wishes to you and to all for a happy, healthy, holy and prosperous New Year of Our Lord 2000.

God bless with the Holy Family,

Michael Mangan


P.S.: Please take time to enjoy all the photos, particularly the print shop process which I’m sure you’ll find engaging.


The Print Shop Process
Composing the negatives
Exposing the press plates

The lay order of St. Michael preparing a mailing: printing, folding and quality control.


Printers version (pdf)


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