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

"All who have even a small measure of participation in the slaughter of the Holy Innocents shall be burned in the abyss."

December 29, 1973

Eve of the Holy Family


Veronica-- . . . tell you with great joy in my heart that Our Lady said that man has been granted an extension to save his soul due to the numbers of victim souls. And the major instrument for this was the sending of Our Lady of Vers Demain into the United States to help reach all souls in these trying times.*

*Vers Demain, known also as the Pilgrims of St. Michael, is a lay group from Canada that promoted the Bayside Message from 1973 to 1977.

I have with me a letter from a very dedicated priest, a wonderful man and truly a man of God that could more than I in words tell you exactly the power of prayer and how it can never do anything but melt the heart of the Father in the face of any Warning and Chastisement. I'd like to read this to you now. In this letter to me he says:

"Thank you also for the beautiful holy picture that you had tucked away between the pages of Vers Demain.

"I know many people who are praying and making great sacrifices. (This is dated December 27.) Who knows? Maybe God's anger will be appeased. But come what may, may His holy will be done, and may He have mercy on us.

"You and your dear ones will always be in my prayers and Masses, and I'll ask you to tuck me in your prayers that I may be a good and faithful priest of God. So often I feel that I am not doing enough, but I try to do well the work that obedience assigns to me for the love of God, so I do find peace.

"I know, also, that our dear Lord and our Blessed Mother accomplish what They want done, and even if we did do a lot of great things, really in God's eyes our great things are very small and worthless. Yet if we do our little things for the love of God, our little things become great in God's eyes.

"We read in the Bible how the prayers of maybe only one or two turn back the anger of God. Maybe the many Rosaries now being offered will turn back God's just anger. May His will be done, and may He have mercy on us. May we continue to be close with Christ in the Eucharist. God bless you all in a union of prayer and love.

"Father L., Order of St. Benedict."

I believe that Father's letter can best tell you why Our Lady feels that you should know that in the future there holds the Warning, the great Miracle, and the Chastisement. However, due to the various numbers of souls that we have been able to reach, mainly through the Mass and the intervention from Heaven, and the direction of Our Lady of Vers Demain here into the United States, we have appeased the Father and been given an extension. Because should the Warning come upon us at this time, many would have died from sheer fright, if nothing else. And many would have gone unprepared.

Therefore, we do have the time for prayer, atonement, and sacrifice, the time in which to reach more souls so that when the great trials come upon us, those who do go will go into the Kingdom of God and not have to fall into the abyss with Lucifer. So let us pray.


Veronica--[Our Lady] is coming down by the right side of the flagpole. Oh, She's very beautiful. Oh, the light is so bright! Oh, Our Lady looks almost like a little girl. She's dressed in a white robe, but it has gold entwined--it's an embroidered type of ornamental gold trim about Her robe. And now Our Lady is smiling, and She's extending Her Rosary. And She is saying:

Our Lady--"You spoke well, My child, with My children from the House of Saint Michael. You see, We do have a plan for saving your country. This surprises you, My child, much. As I have told you in the past, the Father has a plan for everything. You will not concern yourself of the future, but live each day now to the fullest, consecrating yourself and your family to the Sacred Heart of My Son.

"Yes, your country and the world must go through great trial. However, I do not wish to fill you with fear, but to prepare you for what is to come.


"All who remain of well spirit will have no fear, but will go through these days of trial with great hope and rejoice in the Second Coming of My Son.

"I must caution you once more, My child, to be most careful of who enters upon your home. The enemies of My Son will try to stop you. You must not travel without your cross.

"I, My child, am doing My utmost to lessen the punishment upon your country and the world. However, My children, you must understand that I cannot do this alone, but you must follow My direction. I have given you the plan for your salvation. You will wear your sacramentals and remain close to My Son in the tabernacles of the world.

"The road before you and all who are destined for the Kingdom will be one of trial. Prepare yourself to be scorned, to be mocked, and to be cast aside by your own.

"No, My child, I cannot take this cross from the world. The world must go through a heavy chastisement. The time can only be counted with the balancing of the scale. When the weight of iniquity has reached its heaviest, you will know that the wrath of the Father will fall heavy upon mankind.

"My child, there is a simple tale of love: that which you cherish you keep near you. Why have you all discarded the objects of your God? Why have you cast aside the blessed images?"

Veronica--Our Lady means the statues and the pictures. Our Lady is much displeased by many of the pictures of Her Son. They are, Our Lady says, a mockery to His Blessed Heart.


Our Lady--"The Warning which is yet to come upon your city and the world has been delayed. However, the murders in your city have not ceased. The murders of the unborn must cease now, or your city will fall. All who have even a small measure of participation in the slaughter of the Holy Innocents shall be burned in the abyss.

"Your country has lost the knowledge of the Father. Sin within your country is truly an abominable way of life. Your children are walking the road to perdition. Woe to those who have the responsibility of nourishing the souls and set them onto the road to perdition. Better that they had died in their mother's womb!

"You will keep, My child, My children, a constant vigilance of prayer. The danger has not passed by you as yet.

"Prayer, atonement, and sacrifice--is this too much to ask of you? Were you to view your days of the future, you would find prayer, atonement, and sacrifice very little to save yourselves and your children.

"My graced children, you must all unite now and fight the common enemy of My Son. Go forth as disciples of the Father, knowing that the ultimate victory is with the Father in the Kingdom.

"Better, My children, that you have a small circle of blessed friends than to socialize among the wicked. Make your home a fortress of godliness. Remove your children from a world that has become . . . and given to satan. The greatest responsibility for the young souls will be given to the parents. Keep the Faith in the heart of those you love."

Veronica--Now Our Lady is extending Her Rosary out, like this. And now Our Lady is extending out--

Our Lady--"I bless you, My children: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

Veronica--Our Lady is now smiling, and She's looking over to Her right, our left, and She's going like this. Our Lady's Rosary is very large; the beads are very large. They're white, and the Our Father is golden and the crucifix has--now I notice the crucifix has a large globe on the top. Yes, a large globe over the crucifix.

Our Lady is saying:

Our Lady--"Yes, My child, My Son is carrying the burden of the world's sins upon His shoulders again."

Veronica--Our Lady is now blessing all with the crucifix on Her Rosary.


Now all who are able, please kneel, because Jesus is coming now to bless sacramentals.


Oh, Our Lady is with Jesus, and also Michael. Now Michael . . . oh, he has now--I never saw Michael with a cape on. Now he has a cape; it's very large. The cape is a green color, bordered in, in gold trim. It's like a gold braid. Now Michael, though, is taking the cape off. I see that he has on a strange-looking sort of--oh, I don't know, it looks like a warrior's outfit. No, I couldn't call it short sleeves because it's like woven, iron woven type of braid on his arms down to his elbows. And on his chest there is a, it appears to be a silver metal, metallic-like vest.

And he has now--oh, dear, a short skirt. Oh. Oh, but he has on his legs like a braided, corded type of sandal. But I notice on the back of the heels, it looks like wings, like--like one section of a wing on the back of his heels. He's turning sideways. Now the corded braiding of his leg also matches the gold braid on his cloak that he just took off. Now he's putting it over his arm. And Michael is still holding now that scale. He has the golden scale in his hand, and he's standing now. Michael--oh, my goodness! He's, oh, at least six or seven times taller, oh, than Jesus or Our Lady. And he doesn't look out of proportion, but he's very big! Now I can't see Michael's face because of the light; it's very bright.

But now Jesus is coming forward. Jesus wants me to describe His garments. He has on a burgundy-colored robe and a cream-colored--not dress, gown; He says gown, not dress. And He has these . . . oh, sandals. They're like crossed pieces of sandals; they look brown. Now Jesus is opening His cloak, and I see now it's imprinted on His garment a--oh, it's a heart, a very red heart. But it looks like there's a sword through it, a golden-looking sword. And Jesus is now bending over, and He said:

Jesus--"It is the gold, My child, that has put the sword into My heart."

Veronica--Oh, I guess . . . I, I, I believe Jesus means--and He's shaking His head yes, speak ahead. It is the love of money, oh, that has put the sword in His heart. The world's love of money and gain.

Now Jesus is coming over, and He's closed now the cloak, so I can't see that part of His gown that has the heart. And Our Lady is right behind Him.

Our Lady is--looks very beautiful now. She has a crown on Her head. It's a golden crown, but with a velvet type of lining inside. And on the crown is--oh, it's, on the top it has like a ball with a cross on the top of it. It's a golden, round ball with a cross on the top. Our Lady is smiling. Oh, Our Lady said:

Our Lady--"You described it very well, My child."

Veronica--And She's bending Her head down, and now Our Lady is raising the crucifix of Her Rosary. Our Lady carries the Rosary now about Her waist. There is a gold cord about Her waist, and She's taking it now from Her waist. And now Jesus is coming forward, and He's extending His hand, like this. And now Jesus is saying:

Jesus--"I will bless all sacramentals. They will be instruments for the conversion of sinners--cures and conversions far beyond what man has ever anticipated. All this I give you if you will believe and come to Me."

Veronica--Now Jesus is raising His hand, like this, and He is making the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Now Our Lady and Jesus are floating over to the right side of the flagpole, and They're looking down now. And Jesus is raising His hand again, like this. Now He's, though, making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.


Now Jesus is pointing up to the sky. Oh, He wants me to--oh, there's that ball again! That--oh, it's very large. It's a ball of fire, and it has a--oh, I can see the tail very clearly now. It's a long, orange tail. It's really a fiery red. It's very, very hot-looking. Now that--it's really hurtling through the sky; it's just--zing, like that.

Now Jesus is pointing now down over--oh, He's making His way over to our left side of the flagpole. He's floating over--He just seems to glide; Our Lady and Jesus just glide over.

Now Jesus is coming down further; He's just about the middle of the flagpole, but over here on the left. Now Jesus is smiling. Now He's raising His hand again in front of Him, and He's making the sign of the cross, like this: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

And Our Lady now is raising Her golden crucifix, and She is also raising it so very high above Her head, like this, and She's making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. And now Our Lady is turning over in this direction: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Our Lady is saying very, very softly--I can barely hear Her. Oh!

Our Lady--"Many conversions and cure, many graces shall be given--graces in abundance, graces for the asking. All who come to My sacred grounds shall not leave unfulfilled."

Veronica--And Our Lady now is raising the crucifix again: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Now Jesus is bending forward, and He's saying:

Jesus--"Remember the words of My Mother well, for We do trust that you have not cast Her words aside or listened to them with deafened ears. My Mother's warning shall be heeded or the world shall go through a heavy crucible of suffering. This We do not wish to send upon you, but this man shall lead himself to if he does not heed the warning from Heaven."

Veronica--Now Jesus is blessing us, like this. I'm trying--He says to bring my two fingers together, fingers together like this. Oh! In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now there's a tremendous light, and I see--oh, there's Michael. And also next to him are two--well, they're smaller in size, but they're gigantic! Oh, they cover the whole sky, yet they don't look out of proportion. That's Gabriel and Raphael. And now I hear there is music in the background. Oh, I can hear the music--beautiful! It's a choir, it's just . . . voices of--they sound like children and adults. There's no way to describe it.

Now it's growing very gray-looking, and Our Lady now is coming forward. And Jesus now has gone over to the right side, our right side, by the trees. And Our Lady now is saying:

Our Lady--"Continue, My children, with your prayers of atonement. Many are needed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

Veronica--Now--I hope you can see them, but now there are coming down from the sky slivers--they look like pieces of glass. It's just beautiful! Slivers, pieces of glass that--Our Lady says they're graces, graces. But, oh, they look almost like frozen ice. I don't know how to describe them. They're just beautiful! They're in every direction; they're just beautiful!



There will be another vigil on Monday night.

Our Lady said especially this year, no--the very word She used was revelry. Right? No revelry. That means no carousing on New Year's Eve. You're to pray, instead. No revelry. Isn't that what She said? Yes, that's right. There were several at my home when Our Lady said that.

God bless you. And follow Our Lady's way, which is Jesus' way, and which is the Father's way.