The Message of Our Lady and Our Lord to Veronica of the Cross

"The abyss is open in full force, and satan now gathers his army to do full battle against the House of God."

May 10, 1973

Eve of the Queenship of Mary

Our Lady--"I have given you many insights in manifestations of the days ahead. I have gone throughout your world preparing you and crying for atonement. The world, the souls have progressed into deep darkness.

"[There] are many now on earth who have joined Me in My suffering. We ask that all do not abandon the House of My Son. You will approach the days ahead with great trust and knowledge that the eventual victory over the existing evil will be with My Son.

"Come to Me, all you who sorrow, and I will join My Son in drying your tears. The Father has placed many graces upon souls who gather on the sacred grounds. These consecrated grounds are an instrument of Heaven. Many conversions and cures will manifest it to the world--the reality and existence of your God.

"Many offenses are being committed in the House of God and the hearts of many: offenses to tear down the divinity and true existence of My Son in the Father."

Veronica--[Our Lady] requests that the crown made by loving hands be placed about Her medal. Our Lady said to place the medal through the crown.

Our Lady--"[I caution you], My children, that you keep a constant vigil of prayer going throughout your country and the world now. The Ball of cleansing has been sent on its way to you. The extent of this punishment upon man will be governed by the manner in which he will make atonement now to his God. Your future is now!


"There roams now throughout your world the legions of hell. The abyss is open in full force, and satan now gathers his army to do full battle against the House of God. Rather than see the full extermination of man, there will be sent upon you--"

Veronica--Oh, Michael is appearing now. Michael is appearing on the right side of the flagpole. He's standing now with a banner in his right hand. The banner is in a V-type shape. It's much different than the banners that he carried before. It has a V-shape, and it's more perpendicular than horizontal. And there is writing on the banner. The writing is: "FAITHFUL AND TRUE."

And now he's pointing--Michael is pointing to the left side of the sky. And written in large letters--but the letters now are fiery, like tongues of flame--are the words: "GOD IS." The letters, G-O-D, are small, but the "IS" now is very flaming.


Now over to the right side of the flagpole--oh, Michael is pointing out to the sky, and I see a very large ball! It's, it looks like the sun, but it seems to be swinging in an arc. It's traveling very fast. But it's very, very large; it's very large.

And the tail, it's all colors of the rainbow. But there's great heat. The tail, there is--falling from the tail now is a great deal of what looks like vapor and smoke. Oh, it's a choking, smoky vapors. Oh! And I notice now the vapors cover the moon and the sun. So this is not a sun, but something--a ball that looks like a huge sun.

Now I notice that . . . oh, Our Lady now--oh, Our Lady is coming over and standing next to Michael. She's pointing over out into space, and I see a globe of the world. It is the earth. I can see from the outlines it is the earth. And it looks very white and glowing.

But Our Lady's pointing now, and I see this ball. It looks very small now, though, and it's got a long streak behind it. And it's coming toward this direction, toward the earth. And above it now is written the word, "WARNING": W-A-R-N-I-N-G.

And now Our Lady is coming down much closer. Oh, She's at the center of the flagpole. And She's saying in a very low voice--I can barely hear Her--She's saying:

Our Lady--"I cannot bring My voice forth, for the sorrow in My heart stills My voice. The Father plans great punishment upon your earth. It is not out of malice, but out of love for you that He will allow this cleansing. The Father will chastise those He loves."

Veronica--Now the sky is growing very, very dark. And Our Lady now is--She's not stepping, but She's floating back. And She's now stepping--oh, She's floating onto the top of a ball. And the ball now is--oh, Our Lady's just standing on the ball, and it's floating over to the left side of the flagpole. It's by the trees; it's right next to the trees. And now Our Lady is standing there. And She--Our Lady said:

Our Lady--"I am not leaving the area of My sacred grounds. But We must hasten you to continue your prayers of atonement."



Veronica--. . . say in my own words, which I find very difficult. It's much easier when--just to repeat the words of Our Lady, but I will try. Our Lady said in reference to the temple of the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit--Our Lady says that what offends Jesus most now is the fact that man has lost his reasoning and his touch with the holy Father in Heaven, God the Father in Heaven, and the knowledge that he has within him a spirit--that his body is the temple of the Spirit.

And now Our Lady is much saddened that man brings upon himself great punishment because he has defiled the temple of the Holy Spirit within him, by his loss of chastity and the immodesty and all the other offenses to God that Jacinta tried to warn of during the year of 1917 when she came with Our Lady to Fatima.

Jacinta has appeared here many times with Our Lady trying to awaken everyone to the fact that when Our Lady spoke with her it was to warn the world of what was to come in the future. But Jacinta did say that even then her words were lost, because man has plunged farther ahead to his own destruction.

And that is what Our Lady wants you to know at this time: that the sins of the flesh are sending many to hell. And Our Lady said that souls are falling into hell now faster than the snowflakes that fall from the heavens.


. . . that we have reached the stage of the approaching Warning and Chastisement; we are too late to fight among yourselves. The only recourse left at this time now is prayer, and increased prayer, sacrifice, and atonement.


I'm sure if you were all permitted to see what we have seen and what we have received in actual photographs of the coming Chastisement, the punishment that is planned to be sent to man, it would make your heart very heavy. That's why tonight, too, my heart is very heavy. Because I have received in the last two days pictures, actual photographs taken here by many souls.

Our Lady--in Their desperate efforts to bring souls back to the Father, They're using any means to awaken the people to the fact that there is a coming Chastisement. And we do receive here--we receive here miraculous manifestations in photographs, because Our Lady said what the human eye fails to see, She will now--She has implored the Father to give you in photographs, because the faith is now so weak that many will not believe unless they see. And even then many will not believe, even when they do see. And that's because of the lack of prayer and the fact that there are those who do not have a true love of their neighbor.

But if they do receive graces from Our Lady and Jesus and they feel that they themselves are on the road to their salvation, that still doesn't mean that they have no obligation to their brothers and sisters. If they feel themselves on the road to salvation, and they've been given the grace now to find that road, they have a double responsibility to reach out and find another. Because it is in giving, Our Lady said, that we truly receive the light.



It is not normal to interrupt, but Our Lady is giving me the direction about the offenses being committed to the Sacred Heart of Her Son.

Our Lady says that when Jesus was here, Her Son, and established His Church upon earth, it was not just a memorial but an actual place for the reception of graces that you will need for the salvation of your soul. He has chosen among those, souls who have been given through the Holy Spirit the power to bring you to the Kingdom. But now what offends Jesus most is that many are losing the way, that they approach Him now in Holy Church without true repentance and receiving the necessary absolution through the Holy Spirit, represented in the men of God, the priests. That they are, and have received consecration through God and have within their power to forgive sins or to retain them, Our Lady says.

Therefore, when you feel because of your personal reasons that you no longer have the honor and respect due the priests of God, you no longer honor and respect Jesus. Because He wants you to know you live here a personal life on earth, a human life, but also the men of God are human beings.

But this you must remember: during the consecration of your Host, he is Jesus! And during the hearing of confession, he is Jesus! Therefore, when you find fault with him in his human nature, remember in the confessional and during the consecration, he is Jesus! Therefore, please do not fall away, Our Lady says, from the House of God because you find fault with those who represent the House of God. Because you must remember the true foundation is Jesus. So do not leave.


When you find trouble within your home, you don't run. You stay and you try to solve these problems. And you never solve them by running away. Therefore, Our Lady is much distressed that many are leaving the convents and the House of God. But it solves nothing, because this is exactly the plan of satan, to destroy the Home of Jesus.

But of course, we know that in the Father's plan, this will never be done. But what satan will, what he will gain are souls in this battle. So we have to put aside all of our own human feelings and try to live within yourself in the spirit. And that's very difficult. And you can only obtain this by staying close to the sacraments, Our Lady said, the sacraments that have been given the test of time. And it's only when you discard them now that you find you're on shaky ground, Our Lady said.

I was working very diligently to get out Our Lady's message this week due to the fact that we're coming into a very crucial time. Well, satan went to work and tried to remove my hand, which I was getting quite used to in the past. If he plans to stop you, he will find all means to try to stop. But the thing is he didn't get my right hand. This is the hand I work with. That's the truth. This is my right hand. So I've been kept out of commission a little while, but I find that Our Lady has sent many helpers. So actually, the work will not stop, but you can see how terrible a creature that he is, that he would stop at nothing to stop the work of Our Lady.

. . . . not without reason. As I stated, I cannot give you the full facts now, but Our Lady has told me much before. It came as quite a shock to me, what She did tell me now just a short while ago. Therefore, I know that we must now beg the mercy of the Father and the intercession of Our Lady to prevent--I shouldn't say prevent, because I don't know at the present time; everything is conditional--but to lessen, let us say, the coming Chastisement upon us.


Oh, there is a tremendous cross now appearing in the sky. Oh, the cross is being placed . . . it's a large globe of the world. The cross is being placed upon the world. Oh! Oh, it's, it's quite frightening to me. It doesn't--

Now I see a great light coming from the ball and the cross. Oh, and now the cross is disappearing, and the world, the globe is lighting, but only in various places. But now standing off to the side--Our Lady is standing off to the side. And now She is floating up onto the ball. Now the ball, it's--all these markings on it are disappearing. It looks more like a large moon. And Our Lady is standing there now.

And oh, She's dressed very beautifully, very beautifully. She has on a long white gown, and--oh, this is the first time I saw Our Lady--She's wearing a green cape. It looks like velvet, green velvet, with golden trim. And She has golden slippers. Oh, but on the slippers--She's motioning, She's pointing down to Her slippers--oh, I see She has roses; they're golden roses, though, on Her slippers. And Our Lady is standing there.


Now She's placing Her hands out in front of Her. Oh, and from Her hands there are--they're so bright, the rays! There are rays coming from Our Lady's hands. Oh, they're very, very bright. They're very warming. They're very bright. They're--on this side, on the right side, there are three rays. They're very, very bright. Oh, they, they're falling on this side. And now Our Lady is stretching out Her right hand, and--She's stretching out Her right hand, and now--that would be on our left side--I see these tremendous rays.

And Our Lady now--about Her head are stars; the most beautiful stars now are forming over this crown. Our Lady has on a beautiful crown. It's golden, but it has green stones. And the points--around the top of the crown, it comes in points, almost V-shaped points, and they have these beautiful--oh, beautiful stones in these points. Oh, Our Lady looks beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Now She's going to extend Her hand again, both hands. Now from both hands--those rays are coming from both hands, and they're floating down. I know they're hitting right down here on the grounds. Oh, it's just beautiful!

Now Our Lady now is holding something in front of Her. It's a tremendous Rosary. It's--the beads are very large. They're white, but they're glowing pink as She turns now. Our Lady is raising Her crucifix on the Rosary. The Rosary is very large. Oh, and now the crucifix is golden, and Our Lady is--She wants me to show you how She is holding the crucifix. Oh, like this. And now Our Lady is blessing, oh: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Our Lady is smiling, and She's coming over to the left side of the flagpole. And She's raising Her hand again with the Rosary. The Rosary hangs very, very low, down almost to Her feet. It's very heavy. And She's holding the cross up now, like this, and She's blessing now: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now She's stretching Her hands out, and as She stretches them out She says:

Our Lady--"See, My child, I do carry the roses always with Me."

Veronica--Oh, Our Lady has--in one hand She has the roses, but they're like a beautiful pink, and--oh, a mixture of pink and red in the roses. But over on Her right hand, which would be our left side, She has a white--oh, the rose almost looks golden and white. Oh, I know what Our Lady means with the gold and the white rose. Our Lady is referring to Pope Paul and the papacy. And the other roses are the graces that She is accumulating--that are being accumulated on earth here.

Oh, Our Lady said:

Our Lady--"I have given you the sacramentals and My beads of prayer. Your prayers must now rise to Heaven. I have sought through countless apparitions on your earth, and I have come to many lands to hold back the darkness. However, man has shut Me out, not only from his earth, but from his heart. How can I keep the heavy hand of punishment from falling upon you when you have chosen to harden your heart?

"My child, Veronica, I place great dependence on you and all who have joined in My armies throughout the world to gather the souls. The path of man has gone far from the path that would lead to the Kingdom. He has now traveled the wide road, and this road has brought him to his own destruction.

"The Father chooses to send upon you first a great manifestation, a Warning. And should you not listen to the voice within you, He will have no recourse but to go forth with the plan for full cleansing. My Son has given you His word; you have received one of the final warnings given to man.

"Therefore, you will count your days as days in which you will retire from the world that has been given to satan. You will save your soul and the souls of those you love. It will mean great denial of your human instincts.

"The number, the number in the Chastisement who will be taken before their atonement and penance, has sent--this knowledge has sent a great knife through My heart. Many will leave unprepared, and therefore, join the kingdom of Lucifer, the prince of darkness.


"The more, My children, you choose to go and live among men, the less you will feel yourself in union with the Father. You must retire within yourself. Gather your families about you in prayer.

"Your children must be protected against the world, your world of evil. Better that they starve their bodies than to starve their souls. The seeking of worldly gain has sent many souls into hell. The example being shown in many homes is abominable. Many parents will pay a hard price in the loss of the Kingdom for their lack of discipline and a proper direction of the souls entrusted to them.

"Through the merciful love of the Father, you have the time, as you hear My warning, to prepare yourself and those you love. Should you choose to ignore this and listen to the scoffers and those who are the agents of hell in your world, you will have done this of your own free will. You will not be forced into the gate of Heaven; you will come of your own free will.


"Man has adopted a way of life in which he no longer recognizes sin as sin, or offenses against the nature and existence of his God. Many upon earth have fallen into the web of satan and accepted the false maxims of modernism and humanism. Many have rationalized their sins until they are blinded. Many who are teaching are teaching in error. It is only for the Father to judge whether this be of heart or of true purpose. Therefore, those who lead souls into the path of sin and eventual damnation will be held accountable before the Father.

"You will continue, My children, with your prayers of atonement."


Veronica--. . . and She's touched it with the Rosary, and Her veil--I see She's coming way over. Our Lady's right over on top of the--oh, oh, no, She was afraid She was going to touch the top of Her crown here, but She didn't. She just floats, Our Lady just floats up there. She doesn't even glide; She just floats. She has taken some of our rose petals now.

Oh, I don't have any more. And Our Lady has taken some of our rose petals. Oh! They're gone. Just one left. That I can have, She said. Our Lady has gathered some of the rose petals here.

Oh! Oh, Our Lady wants you to know when you receive the roses, do not be offended if you did not receive a rose because you will receive the petals. In each rose there could be, Our Lady said, as many as sixty-two petals. And the petals are to be encased in plastic, preferably laminated plastic. Because Our Lady said these rose petals will be instrumental for manifestations of cure and conversion and also for the building of Her Shrine of Our Lady of the Roses. Our Lady said that these rose petals will be miraculous. Therefore, those who have received them have received them with purpose. But you will be directed, Our Lady said, by the Holy Spirit, that you have received them for reason. So those who have not received the rose do not be offended, Our Lady said. You will receive the petals. [The Rosary is begun.]

No, Our Lady said you will pause now, and all who are able will kneel.

Jesus now is coming down on the right side of the flagpole. Oh! Oh, with Him there are many angels. Oh, they're beautiful! Oh, they're . . . Now Michael is also at Jesus' right side. Oh, he's just beautiful! Now Jesus has--His robe is a very, very bright red. It's a bright red, and He has it over His right arm. Now Jesus is smiling, and He has placed up His hand, like this. Oh, He wants me to listen.

Jesus--"I have come, My children, not to add to the words of My Mother, but to give you My heart, a heart that has been torn by the many offenses of men. I bestow upon you many graces: graces for conversion and cure, graces for the salvation of your souls."

Veronica--Now Jesus is raising His hand above His head, like this, and He's extending His fingers. And He's blessing, like this--they're like three together, and He's going in the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Jesus is going over--oh, He's right next to the trees. Now He's looking down. He's smiling. Now I notice Jesus' hair has fallen forward. His hair looks like a very reddish brown, but it could be the light. The light is very pink around Jesus. And He's raising His hand now, and blessing all in the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Oh, Jesus says:

"Do not look, My child, farther over to the trees on the left, for there is an agent of hell outside the boundaries of the sacred shrine grounds. However, Evelyn will take a picture of--off the sidewalk and down to--towards the convent."

Veronica--Evelyn will take a picture off the sidewalk and down to the convent.

Now Jesus is over--and Our Lady also is placing Her hand out and sending rays over in that direction. Therefore, Evelyn will have no fear of taking the picture off the grounds towards the convent.

And now Jesus is coming very slowly over to the left--our left side, but His right side--of the flagpole. And He's looking down now, down onto the people, and He's smiling now. He's whispering.

"Oh! . . . Oh! Yes . . . Oh!"

This I am not permitted to speak out. It's, it's--Jesus wants me to know something.

Now He's smiling, and He's raising His hand, and He's making now the sign of the cross, like this: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. And now He's going over to the edge of the trees. And now He's blessing everyone on that side: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Michael now has gone beyond the trees, and I see him staring down, Michael. And he is now--I don't know . . . He's got a bow, and he's, he's pulling the string on his bow. And I just heard something that went "ping . . . ping." It--he pulled the bow, and it went--I hear it again; it's "ping!" There must be two of them. Oh! So now Michael is coming back, and he's standing beside Jesus. He looks very satisfied. Oh.

Oh, now Our Lady is coming over by Jesus. And Our Lady said:

Our Lady--"You will have no fear. It is quite normal for a shrine of purity to be surrounded by the agents of the prince of darkness. They will not approach you; they will use other distractions. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."


Veronica--These candles being given out will be lighted at the hour of twelve, heralding the arrival of the feast day. However, these candles also will be kept in your home because I can assure you these candles will burn in the darkness. This is all I can tell you at this time. But Our Lady said these candles will be lighted for a short time only after twelve and then you will keep them at home with you because only blessed candles will burn in the darkness, Our Lady said.


Our Lady said they are not teardrops from Heaven at this time, they are graces from Heaven.


Our Lady said this evening you will not be astounded by the photographs you receive. Our Lady this evening has given many pictures of the coming Chastisement. Now I know Mrs. Murphy brought a picture over before and she asked me, "I've received a picture of two individuals, a man and a woman, and they were burning." That picture was burning. That was taken tonight when Our Lady was talking of the coming Chastisement. It wasn't a very pretty sight . . . [words not clear] the man and the woman burning. And Our Lady said that depicts the reality that unless man turns back from sin and turns back from his evil ways he cannot avoid the Chastisement.

And I can tell you for a fact that Our Lady did say many times that with this Chastisement, over a billion people will die. And many will be unprepared for this death. And Saint Michael appeared to my son and I in my home one evening, and he said many foolish people have chosen their own deaths. Please pray for them. Many minds have been poisoned by satan. So therefore, we are to keep a constant vigilance of prayer for this reason.

From all indications, man has not listened and turned and changed his ways suitable in the eyes of God. Therefore, we can expect an absolute Chastisement upon an unrepentant generation, Our Lady said. So therefore now, we will keep, as Jesus said before to me, "You will keep watch," which means to pray.

And of course, those who are in the light, those who are of well spirit have nothing to fear. But I myself, as an individual, a human being, fear more for those that we haven't been able to reach. I always feel that if we can get one more message out and reach one more person--just putting the seed of thought in their mind would bring them back. Because this country, Our Lady told me many times, has never seen devastation, and has never had visited upon them a great devastation, so they don't know what true bloodshed is, and what it is to have, to see bodies about you destroyed.

And Our Lady said that, that this country shall not avoid it this time, that they also will receive the great Chastisement. So now there's nothing much more that, that I can say as an individual, myself, except to follow the plan of Our Lady as She is giving us here on Her sacred grounds. Our Lady said She has chosen New York especially because it is like a cancer. She said it is the center of the evil. And like a cancer it spreads out into other parts of the world. Therefore, these grounds have been chosen by Our Lady for reasons of the Father in Heaven, and it was not by accident. The Father has His reason for making this a center of atonement, here in New York.

And Our Lady said that's all that She could divulge at the present time. But you are prepared, and you have been warned. And those, of course, who are here have listened. So there is no reason to fear, Our Lady said, in Her admonitions to the world. It's not that She's trying to place fear in your hearts, but you cannot escape the reality of the Chastisement. It will be a terrible thing, it will. We have it in photographs, and I have seen it many times. It's nothing that we should look forward to; it's nothing we should wish for. In fact, we should beg God's mercy that this does not come upon us, because many will be lost. And the destruction will be simply horrible. So we will continue.

[Pause. Hymns were sung, including some Latin ones.]

Our Lady does like the Latin, I have to admit, and also all of the singing that we have done in the past is very pleasing to Our Lady. And I must say She is very, very partial to the Latin. Now, of course one day, She said, it will all be returned. But even Jesus Himself does prefer the Latin. Now can you--Our Lady said it is heard so little now to Her ears, would you do Her the great honor of repeating that. We'll sing it again. [Tantum Ergo was sung.]


Veronica--It was quite funny, but at this time She was telling me to tell Her dedicated son that is moving uneasily around the outside that She's very happy that he came here this evening. It does sound funny, but Our Lady is saying that we do have a priest here this evening. He tried to hide himself among us. But it's all right. Our Lady said that She's very happy, that he has brought extra grace to the sacred grounds with his dedication. But he does not have to hide himself, Our Lady said.