Short Biography

Born on 6 Sep­tem­ber 1937 in the Swiss Rhine Val­ley, I was bap­tised Niko­laus Andreas in the Roman Catholic Church. As a child I had already been ini­ti­at­ed by my father, Paul Schnei­der, into the mys­ti­cism of Anna Katha­ri­na Emmerich. My moth­er, Juliana Schnei­der-Kalmar, the daugh­ter of a con­vert­ed Pol­ish Jew and a Hun­gar­i­an moth­er, grew up in Vien­na.

When I was nine years old, my father used to take me to a lit­tle chapel that con­tained a mirac­u­lous cru­ci­fix. In the past, peo­ple from near and far would go there on pil­grim­age. In this lit­tle chapel JESUS then began to speak to me inward­ly. With­out actu­al­ly real­is­ing it, I had already entered the spe­cial school of the SAVIOUR.

Amongst oth­er things, I com­plet­ed a two-year ser­vice with the Papal Swiss Guard at the Vat­i­can under Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII.

At the age of 28, it was GOD’s will that I should mar­ry. We led a har­mo­nious mar­ried life, in which we were giv­en four sons. Our mar­riage had nev­er been tar­nished by a sin­gle angry word. Dur­ing that time, GOD taught me many things about the Sacra­ment of Mat­ri­mo­ny as well as fam­i­ly life; and many things that the Church did not recog­nise, 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 also of my spouse and our chil­dren!

In this man­ner my whole life was marked: some­times high and then absolute depth. It was the most mag­nif­i­cent school of the SAVIOUR on the Cross! Dur­ing that time GOD showed me more and more the sit­u­a­tion of His holy Church and all humankind.

 

On 25 March 1975, feast of the “Annun­ci­a­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin,” I received from GOD the FATHER the task to found the Children’s Prayer Storm with the words: “Go to the lit­tle ones! Just only the lit­tle chil­dren will be able to calm My holy wrath. Their inno­cent and unselfish prayer from their pure children’s hearts is what I am long­ing for, as Joseph longed for Ben­jamin. Ver­i­ly, ver­i­ly, ver­i­ly, I tell you, the Children’s Prayer Storm (KGS) is giv­en the grace to undo events. … Gath­er the chil­dren to a world­wide Children’s Prayer Storm!”

 

The KGS caught on in Switzer­land, short­ly after­wards also in the Nether­lands where I worked in a for­mer retreat house with about 220 rooms and a large church. I gave lec­ture after lec­ture, held retreats for the par­ents, and so on. The news­pa­pers began to become inter­est­ed in them. Mag­a­zines brought out mul­ti-page reports with pic­tures. On the front page the papers report­ed about the KGS in large let­ters. So many peo­ple came that I urgent­ly need­ed a priest to cel­e­brate the Holy Sac­ri­fice of the Mass. GOD sent Bish­op Ger­hard Franck to me, a for­mer Old Roman Catholic bish­op but who had been con­vert­ed to the Roman Catholic Church. It was he who ordained me to minor orders up to the dea­conate in the church of the for­mer retreat house in Spaubeek.

Retreat House in Spaubeek


On 17 June 1977, Bish­op Ger­hard Franck ordained me priest in GOD’s will. When I was prepar­ing for the first Holy Sac­ri­fice of the Mass in the sac­risty in Spaubeek (Nether­lands), only then did I dis­cov­er that on that very day was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of JESUS. It over­whelmed me instant­ly since JESUS had told me the day before: “Tomor­row you will be My Priest of the heart!”

Holy Sac­ri­fice of the Mass of Father Niko­laus

Many fought against the KGS because they believed to see com­pe­ti­tion in it. Ter­ri­ble slan­ders and out­right mean things, tak­en over and ven more gar­bled by for­eign news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines, destroyed GOD’s work. By the hun­dreds they depart­ed from me and the Children’s Prayer Storm. Only through the pow­er of GOD did I receive new courage to start from scratch, with my wife stand­ing by me faith­ful­ly, as well as a few remain­ing faith­ful.

On 24 August 1977, the feast of the holy Apos­tle Bartho­lomew, I was con­se­crat­ed bish­op in Sit­tard (Nether­lands) accord­ing to Roman Catholic Rite. On the way to the con­se­cra­tion the SAVIOUR let Him­self be heard and said to me: “Be you My Sword-Bish­op! You are there to teach the igno­rant and to uncov­er the secret machi­na­tions of Satan!” The SAVIOUR lat­er added to this task anoth­er one, that of renew­ing His Church in the HOLY SPIRIT.

In all those years, faith­ful have gath­ered around me to sup­port GOD’s mis­sion. Cler­gy, ordained and edu­cat­ed by me, pro­vide the faith­ful of the var­i­ous branch set­tle­ments with the Sacra­ments and give them their advice and sup­port in life’s wor­ries.

In 1981, at the wish of the Heav­en­ly FATHER, I found­ed the Order of the “Ser­vants of the Holy Moth­er Church” as the pow­er engine of the Church. Their prayer and day’s work, done in love for GOD, makes them indis­pens­able co-work­ers in the LORD’s vine­yard.

Since 1984, my main res­i­dence has been in Reheto­bel. This house is also the Moth­er House of the cler­gy and the Order. Since 1990, our commu­nity bears the name “NEW CHRISTIANS.” Our faith goes by the teach­ing of JESUS CHRIST and His Apos­tles.

More and more seek­ing peo­ple turn up, the most obsti­nate sin­ners con­fess their sins weep­ing and sob­bing, many luke­warm Chris­tians again become dili­gent through GOD’s work­ing and live accord­ing to His Com­mand­ments.

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