Historical Chronology


1981
June 24, 1981Appearances of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje begin.
June 25, 1981The Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace speaks the first time in Medjugorje to the local visionaries.
Summer 1987 William becomes aware of Our Lady’s appearances in Medjugorje through presentations offered by faithful son of the Church, Dr. David Mack.

Coincidently, Dr. Mack was the doctor who cared for William in 1972 after breaking his leg (femur) in a pick-up football game in Ashland when he was 11 years old.

1989
August 9-16, 1989William’s first pilgrimage to Medjugorje during the Feast of the Assumption.
October 1989William was asked to form a Rosary prayer group at the Springfield Marian Center which met weekly.
November 2-9,
1989
Timothy’s first pilgrimage to Medjugorje
December 4-11,
1989
Timothy and William return to Medjugorje on second pilgrimage during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Received blessing of the laying on of hands from Vicka Ivankovic, one of the six visionaries of Our Lady in Medjugorje

1990
November 1990William asks Father Joseph Murray, the pastor of St. Augustine parish in Ashland IL, to consecrate the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
December 8, 1990Father Murray performs solemn consecration of St. Augustine parish to the Immaculate Conception.

1991
January 1991 Anticipatory mystical phenomena occurred preceding Our Lady’s intercession begin for Timothy.
February 22, 1991Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - Our Lady speaks to Timothy & William for the first time.

Daily mystical conversations and phenomena commence.
February 23, 1991 William seeks pastoral guidance from Father Ted Hochstetter, pastor of St. Martin De Porres parish in Peoria, IL, and begins meticulously recording the mystical events.
March 5, 1991 Timothy meets with Father Joseph Murray, pastor of St. Augustine’s parish in Ashland, IL to console him in an illness and receive pastoral guidance regarding Our Lady’s miraculous intercession. Father Murray is putting his affairs in order and tells Timothy that he is about to die.
March 10, 1991 Father Murray announces his retirement to the parishioners at St. Augustine’s during the Sunday Mass. He sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident immediately following the Mass while driving to dinner in a nearby village.
March 15, 1991 William visits Father Murray at Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
March 16, 1991 Father Joseph Murray enters eternal rest, succumbing to injuries resulting from automobile accident.
March 16, 1991 Open hostilities commence against Timothy and William due to the mystical nature of Our Lady’s intercession. Inordinate family pressure begins its escalation in intensity.
March 21, 1991 Rosary prayer group asked to move from Marian Center due to the ongoing messages. Prayer group reconvenes at William’s residence.
March 22, 1991 Our Lady states that She will begin to appear on Sundays, Feast Days, and Holy Days.
March 24, 1991 Palm Sunday - Our Lady appeared to Timothy and William in St. Augustine’s cemetery in Ashland, IL
March 31, 1991 Easter Sunday - Our Lady appeared to Timothy in Keyesport cemetery at burial site of Timothy’s parents.
April 7, 1991 Feast of Divine Mercy - Our Lady appeared to Timothy at St. Martin de Porres church in Peoria IL.
Reception of 33rd public message.
April 8, 1991 Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on this date because March 25th fell within Holy Week.
Our Lady defers to liturgical calendar of the Church and appears to Timothy at Lourdes Grotto in Pana IL.
May 24, 1991 Our Lady requests that William begin expounding on themes related to Her messages.
June 5, 1991 Timothy engages private meeting with Bishop Daniel Ryan concerning Our Lady’s mystical intercession.
June 16, 1991 Members from within prayer group organize meeting with Catholic priest to ostracize and denounce William and Timothy. William endures their attacks while petitioning their faith and patience.
June 18, 1991 Mass exodus of most prayer group members from William’s residence because of fear of mystical dimensions related to Our Lady’s intercession. Family members leave along with nearly all other members of prayer group. A courageous five or six remain steadfast in faith.
June 22, 1991 William verbally and emotionally attacked by family members at his residence for belief in ongoing events.
June 23, 1991 The beginning of a cloistered state of confidentiality for the composition of the private revelations of the Morning Star Over America. William and Timothy begin six-year sacrifice of recording the text of the original Morning Star Diary.
July 30, 1991 Timothy resigns from executive leadership of public housing authority.
August 15, 1991 Timothy moves to Springfield IL and takes residence with William at Our Lady's request for the fulfillment of their Marian Apostolate.
March-December 1991 Timothy and William endured vicious and unceasing attacks upon their hearts, characters and persons related to their claims of intercession from Our Lady. Timothy was publicly accused of being mentally deranged and possessed by evil, while William was touted as being duped by him. Very few understood that their steadfast conviction resulted instead from the confirming mystical grace and signs they were each personally receiving from the Holy Virgin directly. As a result of the commotion and to proceed undeterred, Our Lady took Timothy and William into a state of confidentiality with Her to combat this faithless conduct and to continue the preparation of Her work for those in the future who would believe.

1992
April 19, 1992 William receives the signal grace of the "shafes"* through his tiny nephew.

* On Ash Wednesday, Our Lady gave William a confidential parable where She used the figures of a circle, triangle and a square. On Easter Sunday, William's 5-year-old nephew presented an art project to him that he had created which depicted a circle, triangle, and a square, calling them "shafes" when trying to say, "shapes."
September 25,
1992
Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, IL pronounces ecclesial blessing upon residence where the spiritual intercession of Our Lady occurs.

1996
July 7, 1996 Father Lumen, a priest from the 3rd century, appears to William and instills beatific confidence.

1997
Fall 1997 Collation and editting of material in original Diary in preparation for publication begins.

1998
September 16,
1998
The Morning Star of Our Lord, Inc. founded. A not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) religious and charitable corporation established for governing the apostolate and disseminating the works of the Morning Star Over America.

1999
October 19, 1999 Received first printed copies of original Diary, In Our Darkest Hour – Morning Star Over America.

Official Announcement of the appointment of Reverend George J. Lucas as Bishop of Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
December 14,
1999
Ordination and Installation of The Most Reverend George J. Lucas as Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

2000
February 9, 2000 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission for ecclesial discernment of original Diary, In Our Darkest Hour-Morning Star Over America.

2001
May 8, 2001 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of At the Water’s Edge - Essays in Faith and Morals.

2002
March 13, 2002 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of When Legend's Rise Again - The Convergence of Capitalism and Christianity.
June 26, 2002 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of White Collar Witch Hunt - Catholic Priesthood Under Siege.

2003
March 18, 2003 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of Babes in the Woods - With a Little Child To Guide Them.

2004
December 11,
2004
Timothy completes Master's Degree in Communication from University of Illinois-Springfield.

Awarded "Outstanding Thesis of the Year" for his thesis entitled, "Ecumenical Communication, American Social Diversity and Modern Metaphysical Discourse."

2005
August 8, 2005 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of To Crispen Courage - The Divine Annihilation.

2006
July 11, 2006 Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of Supernal Chambers - A Resurrection Prayer.

2007
September 5,
2007
Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of Morning Star Over America - The New Millennium AD 2000-2002.
November 12,
2007
Mystical Visitation of the Archangel Gabriel

2008
September 30,
2008
Audience with Bishop George J. Lucas and submission of Morning Star Over America - The New Millennium AD 2003-2005.
December 28,
2008
Feast of the Holy Family - Our Lady’s final messages for the public as the Morning Star Over America which completed the initial body of work. Private messages to Timothy and William continued.

2009
July 22, 2009 Publication of book titled Morning Star Over America - The New Millennium AD 2006-2008 containing final messages for the public of Morning Star Over America.

Installation of His Excellency, The Most Reverend George J. Lucas as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha in Nebraska.
August 22, 2009 Submission of Morning Star Over America - The New Millennium AD 2006-2008 to Archbishop George J. Lucas. as the Springfield Diocese had no sitting Bishop at the time.

2010
April 20, 2010 Announcement of The Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki as Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield IL.
June 22, 2010 Installation of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield IL.
November 22,
2010
First meeting with Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki as Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Submission of entire body of work composing the Morning Star Over America to date, to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, including the most recent work Morning Star Over America - Twentieth Century Anthology AD 1997-1999.

2013
February 9, 2013William submits resignation from Hospital Sisters Health System with no knowledge of impending resignation of the Vicar of Christ, effective February 11, 2013.
February 11, 2013First Public Announcement of the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the Roman Catholic Papacy.

William final exit interview with HSHS upon resignation.
May 11, 2013Timothy completes 3rd Master's Degree in Media Culture and Public Leadership from University of Illinois-Springfield.

2014
May 31, 2014Publication of William's memoir titled, From the Heart of a Nation - Our Mother Calls.
June 25, 2014Submission of From the Heart of a Nation - Our Mother Calls to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki.

2016
July 10, 2016Publication of William's memoir titled, From the Heart of a Nation - Our Mother Calls.
June 25, 2014Submission of From the Heart of a Nation - Our Mother Calls to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki.

2017
October 13, 2017 Release of first private messages of Our Lady under the title The Final Colossus.

Publication of The Final Colossus - In Battle Array - AD 2010-2012.
November 17,
2017
Timothy and William formally request from Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki that a commission be formed to initiate the review process of the messages from the Blessed Virgin Mary in accordance with the Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed Apparitions or Revelations (SCDF Feb. 24, 1978).
November 22,
2017
Submission of The Final Colossus - In Battle Array - AD 2010-2012 to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki on seventh anniversary of first meeting.

2019
November 26,
2019
Submission of The Final Colossus - In Light of Her Majesty - AD 2013-2015 to Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki.