The Virgin Mary said that the Miracle will occur on a Thursday, about 8:30 p.m. (Garabandal time) between the months of Feb and July and between the 7th and 17th on the feast day of a martyr of the Eucharist, on a Thursday, coinciding with an event in the Church. Conchita has also said that, after Pope John 23rd, there would be only three more Popes before the events predicted at Garabandal would begin. So if Conchita is correct then the miracle is to occur during the Pontificate of Benedict 16. I believe John Paul II is a central figure of our times [and even recognised by the secular media such as Time magazine]. It may be his beatification/canonization [along perhaps with another Pope(s)] that is the special event mentioned by Conchita.? I was struck by an article by an Irish Bishop who predicts that John Paul will not only be canonized but also declared a Doctor of the Church because of his unique body of theological work on Christian anthropology and the theology of the body. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 38494.html Perhaps it is possible that John Paul II will be beatified/canonised and made a doctor of the Church on the same day? That would be a unique occurence and probably will occur on 13 May as this fits in so well with the Fatima apparitions. I was at the Galway youth Mass in 1979 when John Paul II declared to us all present 'young people of Ireland I love you'. So in return I would like to say John Paul the Great - we love you.!