GOD alone is the One who called, trained and, after many trials chose me to be His personal Instrument. To Him and to Him alone am I an Instrument. Without the master’s hand a hammer or a paintbrush are but useless tools. In the same way, I am nothing in the world without His guiding hand.
Directed by the power of GOD to operate outside ecclesiastical authority, I speak freely and act without hierarchical constraint as GOD allows me to perceive within my heart. My jurisdiction as Bishop refers directly to JESUS CHRIST, the sovereign Head of the Church. Although extraordinary, such is known by the Church and, by general consent, is based on ecclesiastical lawfulness.
Baptized Nikolaus Andreas in the Roman Catholic Church in 1937, I was instructed by GOD from my childhood through a deep personal intimacy with Him. Years of dryness and terrible attacks from Hell followed from which I did not always emerge victorious. JESUS, however, communicated to me that I never willingly conceded to those attacks within my heart.
It was GOD’s will that I should marry. I was 28 years old at the time and fully aware of the meaning of marriage so that I was able to lead a harmonious married life with my spouse. Our marriage was blessed by four sons and never was there an angry word exchanged in our home. During that time GOD taught me many things about the Sacrament of Matrimony, family life, and many things that the Church’s leadership did not recognize, or misjudged concerning marriage. Suddenly GOD’s hand painfully intervened once again requiring me to renounce family life. GOD wanted me to be His personal Instrument and that demanded absolute willingness to make sacrifices, not only of me, but of my spouse and our children as well!