her, in her home, and the vision was shared by Veronica's son Raymond, who was 10 years old at the time.
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
invoked under the title of OUR LADY OF THE ROSES. MARY HELP OF MOTHERS. She promised if these Vigils would be faithfully kept, despite weather conditions and disturbances. She would appear to Veronica at each of the Vigils, and give heavenly messages of worldwide importance. She asked that the Holy Rosary be said continuously, aloud by all the pilgrims, during the Vigil. Jesus also appears and gives His own Message later in the evening.
And so, since June 18, 1970, thousands of people
from all over the world have come to attend these Vigils, which are held
in the open air despite all weather conditions. During this time, several
hundred messages have been transmitted, with Veronica acting as a ''voice
box"—repeating the words from Heaven. In June of 1975, because
of the objections of the residents around St. Robert Bellarmine's Church