Veronica Lueken was a married woman, a mother of five grown children (a grandmother, in fact) and she was in her late 50's at the time. Up until June of 1968, she lived a life of an ordinary New York City housewife, with her husband, Arthur, a construction engineer, and their daughter and four sons. On the day that the American political figure, Robert F. Kennedy was shot to death in California by an assassin, Veronica experienced a perfume of roses when she responded to a radio appeal for prayers for the dying Senator during a news broadcast over the radio, while she was driving her husband to work, in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
A short time later, St. Theresa the Little Flower (who has always been of all with roses, since her most famous promise, often quoted as "After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses from heaven") appeared to her, in her home, and the vision was shared by Veronica's son Raymond, who was 10 years old at the time. Raymond himself was shot to death in a tragic accident on January 29, 1974, at the age of 15. His death was a shock and sorrow to his mother, who regarded him as the closest to her, of her children. After the vision of St. Theresa, other visions began to be manifested in Veronica's life.
One of the earliest ones, was a vision outdoors in New York, and in the sky, of a huge cross, which dissolved itself into the thorn-crowned head of Christ, so close in proximity to her that she could "see the stubble of His beard, where it grew, out of His chin." Her early visions seemed to be a sort of preparation for the coming of Our Lady, who announced to her in 1970 that She wanted Rosary Vigils, outdoors on the eves of all the great feast days of the Catholic Church, on the grounds of the old St. Bellarmine's Church in the district of Bayside Hills, a division of Queens, which constitutes an area of Metropolitan New York City. Our Lady announced that She wanted a Shrine established there, and that She was to be invoked under the title of "Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers." She would appear to Veronica at each of the vigils, and give heavenly messages of worldwide importance. The purpose of the vigils would be to pray for Pope Paul VI and the clergy of the world, and She asked that during the vigils, the Holy Rosary be said continuously, aloud by all the pilgrims. The vigils have been held since June 19, 1970, and several hundred messages have been transmitted, with Veronica acting as a "voice box" repeating the words from heaven.
The content of the messages is enlightening. Our Lady has revealed the general state of the evil in the world, the state of corruption within the Catholic Church, the evil within the Vatican itself, the sufferings of Pope Paul, and the necessity, of a worldwide atonement to the Eternal Father to avoid chastisements, which if not mitigated by universal penance and return to God and His Divine laws, will be terrible beyond comprehension. The messages constitute yet another call from the same Lady who appeared at Lourdes, La Salette, Pontmain, Fatima, Beauraing and a number of places, to Her children on earth, for penance and prayer, and the messages warn that a great worldwide warning, miracle and fiery chastisement in the form of a "Ball of Redemtpion" probably a comet which will strike the earth and burn three-quaters of the population, are very near at hand.
VERONICA OF THE CROSS’ SIGNATURE
Jesus: I have asked you purposely to sign V with the sign of My suffering [the Cross] and the letters
M . J .T. We are united with you for the salvation of mankind.
All messages given in the past are for mankind.
Vigil October 2, 1973
Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Wife, Mother of 5, Grandmother of 5, friend of all.
Named by heaven "Veronica of the Cross" Veronica JMJT†
Veronica, a Voice box, Messenger, Victim Soul, Instrument of Heaven to the world.
Veronica, an Enigma.
Veronica V. Lueken, July 12, 1923 - August 3, 1995. Veronica died at the age of 72, Our Lady's age.
Our Lady requests a Basilica and asked that the clergy conduct the vigils of atonement. Our Lady promised a sign to the Bishop and he will receive his sign in shock. We await the future Church Investigation and Review. Our Lady asked all to read and reveal the messages, pray the Rosary and wear your Brown Scapular.