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The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism

Joseph P. Laycock


In 1968, Veronica Lueken, a Catholic housewife in Bayside, Queens, New York, began to experience visions of the Virgin Mary. Over almost three decades, she imparted over 300 messages from Mary, Jesus, and other heavenly personages. These revelations condemned the liturgical changes of Vatican II and the wickedness of American society. Unless everyone repented, Lueken warned, a “fiery ball” would collide with the Earth, causing death and destruction around the world. When Church authorities tried to dismiss and discredit her, Lueken declared Pope Paul VI a communist imposter. Her messages reach ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, new religious movements, Vatican II, Marian apparitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199379668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph P. Laycock, author