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The BIG St. Michael
Weekend 2019

Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers Shrine
September 28 - 30


On Saturday, September 28, St Michael's World Apostolate (SMWA) held a procession/Vigil at the sacred grounds in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, our glorious patron and guardian.


"The men have been asked to wear a white hat with the emblem stating 'Saint Michael' imprinted upon it."

Jesus, June 4, 1977


A miraculous photo taken during the procession. A circular light (l.) and a shaft of light (r.) represents the abundance of graces dispensed by Our Lady of the Roses to the pilgrims on the holy grounds.


"When my name is returned, you will find the people flocking back into the houses of their God."

St. Michael, Aug. 21, 1974

Rosary Vigil

Over 150 prayer warriors honoring the great Archangel.


Michael Mangan, SMWA President, gave a soul-stirring reflection on the Greatest Warrior of Heaven.


What do you see?


"You pastors who have rejected Michael as the guardian of the Faith and My Son's House, you must return him in prayer and visual sight, his monuments, his statues to My Son's House, Church."

Our Lady, June 18, 1976


All the pilgrims raise candles to honor Our Lady
of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers repeating
the words:

Mary, Light of the World, pray for us
Our Lady of the Roses, pray for us
Mary, Help of Mothers, pray for us


Special Gift  After the Vigil, all the pilgrims lined up to venerate the crucifix kissed by Our Lady.

Sunday Holy Hour for Clergy

The requested Holy Hour of reparation by Our Lady has faithfully been kept since its initiation in 1970, as the faithful gather at the sacred grounds each and every Sunday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and noon, rain or shine, to offer the 15 decade Rosary, litanies, and to sing devotional hymns to Our Lady.


Michael Lucci of Brooklyn, N.Y., leading the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.


"And the great issue now of homosexuality in your country, that shall be on the balance that Michael holds. Unless this balance is evened by removing this evil from your country and bringing in just laws to prevent the spread of homosexuality, you cannot be saved. Your country cannot be saved."

Jesus, Nov. 1, 1985


"There will be a great War, and at the time of this crisis will return the Lord of lords and the King of kings. Prepare yourself now, for the time for your earth grows short. A great change will soon take place."

St. Michael, Nov. 20, 1972


"Your homes are protected by a supernatural being, with Saint Michael, the head of the armies from Heaven."

Our Lady, July 1, 1985


Fr. Fred Ndimaeme, a pilgrim from Nigeria, imparting his priestly blessing to end the Holy Hour.

Special Meeting

After the Holy Hour, we held a special meeting in honor of St. Michael at the Hampton Inn. Here is Michael Mangan welcoming the over 50 pilgrims who attended the meeting.


Mara Bauer, with her newborn son, Michael, from Pottstown, Penn.


John Benevides, LOSM, narrating the slide show, which was The Year in Photos.


After the slide show, a raffle was held. Michelle Lowell from Spokane, Wash. helped select the winners.


Cora Edwards, of Silver Spring, Md., won a large picture of St. Michael.


Michelle won the crown of roses from Our Lady.

St. Theresa  &
Holy Guardian Angels Rosary Vigil

On Monday, September 30, we celebrated the Rosary Vigil in honor of the Little Flower, who launched the whole Bayside Mission in 1968, and our constant companions who always see the face of the Father (St. Matthew 18:10).


Fr. Fred gave an edifying talk on the great Carmelite saint and our dear friends, the angels.


Regina Fox, International Pilgrimage Coordinator, leading the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.


Michael Mangan and Fr. Fred belting out the Salve Regina.


"Veronica, my sister, I did not choose to rest on earth, or over the veil. I shall not accept a rest, for I will spend my time in Heaven coming down to your earth to help gather the souls."
                                              St. Theresa, Sept. 6, 1975


 The Lay Order of St. Michael (l. to r.) Willam Dykes, James Donohue, Vice President, Michael Mangan, and  John Benevides.

      It was a well-deserved, inspiring weekend for our glorious patron, St. Michael the Archangel.
      Your kind and generous gift is desperately needed to help defray the heavy costs, over $10,000, of this extraordinary weekend.
      Thank you in advance.
Your comments are appreciated
SMWA photos by John Benevides, LOSM,
and Darryl Bolisay, LOSM.
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