[Veronica arrived late at the vigil, after attending the wake for her son, Raymond, who had been killed in a hunting accident.]
Our Lady--"My child, I know of your great sorrow. You cannot fully understand the ways of the Father because now your heart is heavy. Know, My child, that the Father loves you and watches over you.
"If you remember, My child, I told you some time ago that many children will be removed from your world. It is for the sanctification of their soul.
"I, too, know the anguish of loss, My child, but you also will be solaced with the knowledge that your son has entered the Kingdom. You see, My child, you cannot understand now, but you will soon.
"Many will be spared the trials ahead. I did not promise you a road with roses without the thorns. You, My child, have been asked to carry a heavy cross. But you will not be given more than you can carry.
"You have forgotten, My child, a long time ago I asked you for your son. That is why I have cautioned you never to try to search out the ways of the Father but to subject all to His will, for it is truly for your best interest.
"Rejoice, My child, for your child has been saved. How sad that there are many that We could not take into the Kingdom. How sad that many parents have lost their way and have taken their children into the darkness.
CENTER OF ATONEMENT
"I have asked for this hallowed ground to be given over as a center of atonement. The will of the Father shall not be cast aside and given to the will of man. All will come to pass as has been directed by the Father.
"Rejoice, My child, for you have this night been given the knowledge of a great grace.
"Your world has not balanced the scale, for the iniquity mounts.
"It is with great joy that We tell you that the Message of Heaven has reached many. You see, My child, you become discouraged, but you must realize that nothing is impossible with the Father. No man will stand in the way of the Father when He sets out to save a soul. Learn the value of suffering, for with your suffering you can save many souls.
"There has been, My child, great question on the place in your world of evil created by satan. Yes, satan rules now upon your world, but his time grows short. He will accomplish no more than the Father allows. This world of darkness will soon give way to the light. However, My child, much conflict, much confusion, and the loss of many lives will take place before the final cleansing.
"The prayers, the sacrifices of many have risen to Heaven. They have not gone by unnoticed. It is for this reason that you have been given a short reprieve. I can only promise you a short reprieve, for at the present time I see much evil developing in your country.
"There has entered into your country a new worship of idols. Man is going deeper into the darkness, ever searching but going farther from the truth. The truth lies in every man's heart if he will open his heart to the Father.
"How many, My child, are counted in darkness? They count in the millions. There are many agents of hell now upon earth, and they have entered into the House of My Son.
PRAYER A WAY OF LIFE
"Prayer, atonement, and sacrifice--this has been given to you as instruction from the Father. You must return prayer to your homes, to your schools, and make it a way of life for your children.
"Many parents will suffer for their laxity in the discipline of their children. Do not depend on false teachers to bring you the truth. A House in darkness wears a band of death about it. A Church in darkness wears a band of death about it."
Veronica--I see now . . . there are . . . the sky is clearing, and I see a large room. It looks like a meeting room. It's very plain, but the table is made of a very burnished type of wood. It's a very long table, but it's in a circular pattern. And I see there are seats about the table.
And now a large door is opening from the hallway, and through the doorway there are people coming through now. They're dressed in all types of very strange garments. Oh, they're church people, churchmen. I recognize a cardinal, and I know bishops, and behind them are black-dressed clergy.
Now they're all filing in, and they're taking seats at the table. Oh, my! Now looking in from the door is a horrible figure; I know it's satan. And he's smiling; something is going on that meets with his approval.
But now--oh, to the left Our Lady is coming forward; Our Lady is coming forward to the left side of the flagpole, over by the trees. And Our Lady looks very sad, though She's dressed very beautifully. Our Lady has on a white brocaded gown; it's a robe, and it has gold trim all about the robe. Our Lady looks very tiny now. No, She's coming forward, and She's smiling. But Our Lady is pointing over to the room again, and Our Lady is saying:
ANOTHER COUNCIL TO BE CALLED
Our Lady--"Watch, My child, what is to be. They will call another Council. Oh, but satan now has his plans. O woe, woe to evil man--what is to come upon them!"
Veronica--Now as Our Lady is talking, I see coming out of the sky a red figure. Oh, it's a heart, a very large red heart. And around the heart is--oh, it looks terrible! It's a crown of thorns. And oh, my goodness! Now I see . . . it's a cardinal, and he's walking over to this crown of thorns that's about the heart. It's a huge heart. Now I notice he has something in his hands, and he's taking--oh, in his hands there's a golden key. Now he's placing the key . . . and he has a terribly malicious, very, very evil look on his face. Now he's taking both his hands and he's winding it, and he's making the crown tighter. Oh, my goodness! He is trying to absolutely squeeze the heart. He's turning with the golden key the crown. And now the heart is starting to bleed. Oh! Oh! The drops are coming down, and they're . . . and now--
Oh! And now he's tightened the band around the heart, and he's removing the golden key. But the key is filled with blood.
Now coming over towards him is another man. And this man is also dressed with a large-brimmed--the hat is red, but it has a very wide brim with tassels hanging from it. And he is handing him the key. And the other man also carries another key. Now he's coming forward, and one key is dipped in blood. And the man, the man on the right, he's placing the keys across his chest, like this, in a cross. And I can't see his face, but I don't like him. He doesn't look nice; he looks evil. Now it's growing very dark, and I can't see anything.
But now there's a large church, and it's in a square. I know it's St. Peter's. And I can hear bells ringing. I don't know why, but the bells are ringing. And they're going very loud. I can hear these bells ringing, and they're going like this: BONG . . . BONG . . . BONG . . . BONG . . . BONG. And then . . . oh, oh, oh, the noise! And now as I'm watching this, something is going on because all of these men dressed in purple and--oh, purple and gold, they're walking very slowly, and as they get up the steps--it's a large cathedral--they are taking off their hats and they're bowing before the door and they're walking into the church.
Now I see many strange people going into the church. They don't look like our bishops or cardinals. They're dressed with black, and long hats, like box-like hats. And now I see all races, like I can see Chinese people, and black people; they're all entering in. But--and now I see that someone's outside, and--it looks ridiculous, but I see what looks like a bishop. But he has a sledge hammer, and while they're going in he's starting to hit, hit the walls. He's chopping away at the walls.
And now he's going to the front door. They've closed the doors. And he's now banging on the door with this--it's a very large sledge hammer. Now he's being joined by two other men, but they also are dressed like bishops. And they also have sledge hammers. Now they're talking. I can't hear what they are saying. But now one is going over to the other side of the door, and--oh, now he's starting to hammer, and he's chipping away at the side of the building. And then, now the third man is whispering, and he's calling them over. Now one has the golden key in his hand, the one dripping in blood, and he said, "Soon it will be done. It will not be long." Oh!
Now it's growing very dark. It's growing dark, and I can't see the church, the cathedral, any more. But just above it--oh, Our Lady is standing above it now. And She's pointing, and--oh, Jesus is over on the right side. Oh, Jesus is over on the right side of the flagpole. And He's pointing to His chest now. Oh, He's opening now His robe, and--oh, my goodness! It's the same symbol as in the sky--the same heart, but with the crown of thorns that are all twisted. And now the drops are dripping down His gown. And it's dripping down. Oh! Oh! Oh!
And Michael now--oh, Michael is coming now down, just beside Jesus. Oh, Michael's standing there. And he's holding his sword, but he has it over his head. And now Michael is coming forward, and he's motioning to me to listen.
CHASTISEMENT TO COME
St. Michael--"Harken, mankind, to these words. You have offended the Lord high God and will receive just punishment. The sins of man cry out to Heaven for chastisement.
"You will keep in your world a constant vigilance of prayer."
Veronica--Now Our Lady is coming forward, and She has Her Rosary in Her hand now. It's a beautiful Rosary. The beads are very large, and there's the golden Our Fathers. And Our Lady is extending the Rosary to me. I can touch it. Oh! Oh!
"I could soon tell it? Oh! I can't tell it?"
I can't tell it now. Now Our Lady is motioning to me; She's going over to the right side of the flagpole.
Our Lady--"You will continue, My child, to send the message throughout the world. Do not be affrighted that you will not be able to do this mission, for I will send you much help, as I have in the past.
"We have been much pleased to be able to balance the scales for a reprieve from the Father. Time in Heaven cannot be calculated with the time of man. However, I can assure you, My children, that your days are counted. The times of trial have already started upon you. The Ball of Redemption will come. The great Warning will come, and many will die in the trials that will be sent upon you.
"You must, My child, go forward with all My children of grace and persevere. Many will fall, for they cannot stand under the trial. However, the Kingdom of the Father awaits all who stand forth and keep the Faith.
"Retire from your world which has been given to satan. Look for the light and you will find it. There is not one soul who will be given to satan without having given of his own will. Satan can only claim you through your will.
WELL OF CURING
"The Father sends many graces upon you. He has chosen this center of atonement with great purpose. Many will be saved. Many miracles of cures and conversion will go forth through the world from these hallowed grounds. The cause of Heaven shall not be stopped. The well of curing will arise, and man will not stop the waters from flowing.
"Know well, man, that you cannot defy the Father, for it is in the will of the Father that this land be claimed for the salvation of souls. All who come to these hallowed grounds, My child, will receive graces in abundance, graces of cure and conversion. The crippled shall walk, the blind shall see. Those in darkness shall come forward into the light.
"My child, is it necessary for Me to repeat My words? Have I not reached the world with an essence of the truth? The truth lies in every man's heart, for every man has been given an inbuilt conscience from the Father. However, of your own will can you shut off your contact with your Father, for you give yourself to the world.
PRIESTS NEED PRAYERS
"Pray much for your priests. Many have fallen from the road. Many--sad, My child, but many are making their way fast into the abyss. And many follow them like sheep to the slaughter. Even those will be saved if there are enough prayers and sacrifices made for them.
"We place a great burden, My child, upon the few who have been given the graces to understand. Know, then, that We do not send this suffering upon you and others without reason. You cannot enter the Kingdom, My child, unless you are willing to carry the cross.
"I have never, My child, forced you to accept any mission. You must do this of your own will. This decision will mean a very heavy cross for you.
"Yes, My child, I knew before you answered what it would be, for that was why the Father chose you long ago. There are many now, My child, like you throughout the world. You are not alone in the battle. All must unite against the common enemy of the Father.
"Do not fight among yourselves, My children, for satan will seek to divide you. When you find there is discord with your workers you will pray, for you will not settle the score with argument. Pray, and you will be given the way.
"You may sit, My child, now, for Jesus will bless the sacramentals in due time.
"No, you did not offend Us with your lateness, My child, for you know I directed you that way. I, too, know of great sorrow to a mother's heart.
"For your mission, My child, I told you many times that you would not be freed from the cross. You will follow the path of My Son.
"The remainder of your earthly days will be for the Father. We have already accepted your consecration."
Veronica--Now Our Lady is raising Her hand above Her head with Her Rosary, like this. And now Our Lady is holding it above Her head and making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Now Our Lady is smiling, and She is pointing with Her finger--oh, to the plaque.
Our Lady--"We are very pleased, My child. It is apparent that you put Our instructions fast into action."
Veronica--Oh, Our Lady now is going back now beyond the flagpole. She is smiling, and She is holding out Her hands. And oh, from Her hands now those rays--the rays are coming down. They hurt my eyes; I can barely look at them. Our Lady is holding out Her hands like this, and the rays are coming down, right down, down onto the ground. There are three very brilliant rays. They're so bright that I can hardly look at them. Oh, they're very bright! They're beautiful! Now the rays are not white now, they're turning colors. They're predominantly blue, but they have the most gorgeous colors of yellow and orange and green. Oh, they're coming from both of Our Lady's hands.
And now Our Lady is lifting Her hand over Her head, and there is a green circlet of light all about Our Lady's figure, a green circlet of light.
And now Our Lady is holding Her hands down now, and the lights are disappearing from Her fingers. It's becoming quite dark under Her hands. But the green circlet of light is very bright above Her head. And Our Lady is saying:
Our Lady--"Michael, My child, has not been entered into My Son's House. You must work with more effort. You have started now. It will not be long before he is re-entered into My Son's House. Then perhaps, My child, many of the cracks will be repaired. We have great hope. We have great trust that in this manner We will be able to spare you, give you more time before the great Chastisement."
Veronica--Oh, and now Our Lady is going back, She's going back into the clouds. But oh, I see now there is a large ball coming out of the sky. And it's beautiful; it's a large ball, a gray-white. And Our Lady now is floating up onto the top of it, and She's just standing there. The ball's not moving, but the clouds seem to be passing right through the ball. And Our Lady now is saying:
Our Lady--"I am not leaving, My child. I am only standing here. Continue with your prayers of atonement. We have gathered many graces.
1,242 SOULS GATHERED
"I have a secret, My child, for you that you may now reveal to My beloved children. At six o'clock your time, I gathered this evening one thousand two hundred and forty-two precious children of God and took them into the Kingdom. One thousand two hundred and forty-two precious children of God."
RAYMOND ENTERS HEAVEN
Veronica--And now Our Lady is pointing down. And I see . . . oh, it looks like a gate. And I see . . . they look like people, but they are very transparent; they're people. They're very transparent. They all seem very joyous. And Our Lady now is standing, and with Our Lady there are many angels; I know they're angels from the way they're dressed. And now there's a ladder. There is a great light opening in the sky, and there's a ladder coming down from the sky. It looks like a ladder, but it's solid gold. It's like a stairway of solid gold. It's just beautiful! And I see all these people. Oh, and they're so happy. They're rushing out . . . they're rushing out. . . . Oh, there's my Ray! [Veronica sobs.] Oh! Oh! Oh, and oh, he's waving! Oh! Oh! [Veronica sheds tears of great joy.]
"Thank you, Mother. Thank you."
Our Lady--"You see, My child, I promised you, and I have never broken a promise."
Veronica--Oh, and now, now it's getting very gray and I can't see anything. I want to always remember. I saw my Ray, and he was waving at me. He saw me! He saw me! Oh! Oh!
And now Our Lady is coming forward.
Our Lady--"You see, My child, I have great rewards, great graces for you. Your trials have many thorns, but I always give you a rose."
Veronica--Oh! Oh! Oh, Our Lady is--
"Can I say it? Can I say it, Mother?"
Our Lady said . . . oh, I can say it. Our Lady said:
Our Lady--"I would have taken him on the ladder sooner, My child, but I wanted you to see this. And I wanted to give it to you as a special surprise. Remember, My child, Saturday, six o'clock. Saturday, six o'clock."
Veronica--And now it seems very, very . . . Oh, and Our Lady now has placed Her hand to Her lips, and She said:
Our Lady--"Now, My child, continue with your prayers of atonement. Many are needed, for there are many mothers who will be graced with this that you have seen."
Veronica--Everyone who is able, please kneel. Jesus is coming; He's coming to bless the sacramentals. Now Jesus is coming down, and He's on the right side of the flagpole. And oh, the light is so bright I can hardly look at the light. It's--oh, it's so bright! Now Jesus is coming down closer. Oh, He's very close to the flagpole now.
"Oh, don't step--"
Oh, I thought He was going to step on the top of the banner. And He's smiling, no. And now He's going a little higher. I thought He was going to step on Faithful and True there, and stand on it.
Jesus--"I would not have crushed it, My child. I am weightless, you know."
Veronica--Oh! Oh, now Jesus is going over . . . He's about between the flagpole and half-way between the tree over here. Now He's smiling. Now He's covered the front of His garment. He has on a burgundy--oh, a burgundy-red cape. And His garment, His robe, is--oh, a cream-colored robe. Oh, it's very beautiful.
Now Jesus, I notice His feet have sandals. I can see they're sandals, because they're not like our sandals. They are caught at the toe. They're very--made very frugally, and just by tying brown--it looks like brown skin tied across His ankle and down through His toe, and it seems to be hooked on--no, sewed into the bottom. I can see it very clearly.
Now Jesus is going over and coming down closer now. Now He's shifted His robe over to His left side now. Oh, He's raising His hand, like this, with His three fingers together. And now He's raising it above His head. Oh!
Jesus--"I bless you In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Veronica--Now Jesus is making the sign of the Trinity, like this. Now He's looking down. And there must be a little confusion over there, because Jesus said:
Jesus--"You do not have to take your sacramentals from the bags. I'm able to bless all that is upon the grounds. It is not necessary to take them out."
Veronica--Now Our Lady is coming over. Oh, Our Lady is coming down now. She came out of this huge cloud. And the ball is not there. But Our Lady is coming over to Jesus. She's standing by Him now, and She's smiling.
And now Jesus is raising His hand again. He's closer to the tree now, and He's looking down. Now He's placing His hand high above His head. But this time now His fingers are close together, and He's making, I know, the sign of the cross now: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
And Our Lady is extending Her Rosary out in front of Her. And the Rosary now is lighting up. Oh, it's very brilliant. Oh, She's kissing the crucifix, Our Lady--it's a large golden crucifix, and She's placing it now in front of Her, like this, and making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Now Our Lady has turned and She's floating over--They don't walk, They just seem to float--right over to the left side of the flagpole. Now Jesus is following Her. Now He's gone in front of Our Lady. And He's facing this way now, and He's smiling. Now He's shifting His robe a little, and He's placing His hand now in front of His face, like this, and He's making the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Now Our Lady has gone behind Jesus, and He's moving forward. And He's coming over to the left side by the tree. And now He's placing His hands like this, and He's making the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Now Jesus is coming forward.
PURPOSE OF SACRAMENTALS
Jesus--"The graces placed upon these sacramentals will be instruments for conversions and cure. They are not given to you for decoration; they are given to you for your protection, for conversion, for cure, and for the propagation of My Mother's mission here on earth."
Veronica--Now Jesus is turning towards Our Lady, and Our Lady is smiling. She's nodding. And Our Lady is coming forward. And now Our Lady is saying:
Our Lady--"My children, know the value of these sacramentals. Guard your children well. You must awaken to the knowledge that you will not be protected without the sacramentals. Guard your children's souls. They must be surrounded with an aura of purity. Remove them, if necessary, from the sources of contamination, be it your schools or even false pastors. Is not the destruction of one small soul heartbreaking to the Father? The value of one small soul recovered far surpasses all the saints ascending to Heaven. Therefore, be cautious with your children, My children, for it is you who will suffer when their souls go to satan."
Veronica--Now Our Lady is going backwards, She's floating backwards. And Jesus is moving over to the right side, and He's passing the flagpole now, and He's looking down. And now Jesus is saying:
Jesus--"You will continue to propagate the work of My Mother's mission here, for We will be with you unto My arrival to set My House in order."
Veronica--Now Jesus is blessing again: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus--"Continue now with your prayers of atonement."