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December 2000

The Big Move

AVE MARIA! Our operation is now under one roof. (Or just about— Michael’s office and the art department are nearing completion.) But the great news is that the most challenging part is over. Working against a deadline and other obstacles and details, we moved our 2200 square-foot print shop with 10 tons of presses, machinery and equipment to our new headquarters on time.

Whew! Mission accomplished and muchas gracias to St. Michael. Wow, His novena and consecration prayer really works (page 39 of our new prayer and hymn book, Music to Heaven’s Ears).

As you know, we purchased Our Lady’s beautiful new workshop in March 1999 (see Golden Warrior, No. 2). It’s a large three story, ten-room house that holds our offices with a spacious factory attached. At the time the factory had a tenant whose lease did not expire until October 31, 2000, so we had to temporarily lease another building around the corner for our print shop.

Recall that the factory was approved by the City of New York in 1930 on June 18!—the Anniversary day of Our Lady’s apparitions.

In any event, converting the factory into our new print and repair shop required a lot of planning, preparing, constructing, wiring, clean-up, and then finally, the big haul. It totaled about 1500 man-hours of work.


building a platform for our 22-foot web press.


MOVING DAY one of our presses;
steel roll-up door on right.


It was a big, big move. And a big, big expense too—almost $20,000. The electric roll-up door of galvanized steel cost us $4,950 alone. We know you couldn’t help us with the heavy lifting but we sure would appreciate your help to defray this exceptional cost that has burdened our operating budget. We really need your kind and thoughtful gift today.


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


In this joyous season of giving, know that you are giving to perhaps the most important cause of all: Our Lady and St. Michael’s magnanimous attempt to reach the world with the mighty words of Heaven.

May you be inspired to generously contribute as much as your means permit, whether it’s $5 or $500 or more. For your convenience, you are welcome to charge your gift with any major credit card. We can receive your offering by

mail: St Michael’s World Apostolate  P.O. Box 514, Bayside, NY 11361
toll free orderline: 1-888-830-SMWA
web: gift box
fax: (718) 359-0422

Whatever means you choose, we hope to hear from you today.

Your gift is being used for an indispensable service that is bringing abundant grace and peace and light to people and places where there was little or none before.

In fact, the plenary indulgence for the Great Jubilee Year (until January 6, 2001) can be gained by “supporting by a significant contribution works of a religious...nature.” (along with the usual conditions)

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

You and your intentions are always remembered in our Rosaries, community prayers, and on the sacred grounds. As a Christmas thank you to all of our friends, patrons and benefactors, we have arranged for 30 Masses to be offered by a devoted Marian priest.

And thank you for all your prayers. Please keep them coming. We value them immensely and truly understand that it is your spiritual works that anchor this apostolate.

Signed: the lay Order of St. Michael

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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