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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