One of the most beautiful revelations that Our Lady of Garabandal spoke to Conchita is as follows (as quoted in Chapter 4 of She Went in Haste to the Mountain): Jesus will perform prodigies by means of the objects kissed by her, before and after the Miracle. And the persons who use these objects with faith will undergo purgatory in this life. What a marvelous gift! During my time in the Charismatic Renewal I witnessed many miracles, both personal, as well as those experienced by others, physical and/or spiritual. They were marvelous faith builders and precious expressions of God's tender love. Conchita mentions those above (i.e. prodigies). But notice too, the necessity of purgation. Whether accepted from the hand of God or initiated by our own hand, purgation is necessary as a remedy for the roots of rebellion in our hearts. If we do not practice penance in this life, then surely purgation will follow in the next. It is an element of the virtue of justice which Protestants, and sometimes Catholics, do not understand, and refuse to take responsibility for. Let us not grow slack, but may penance be a regular part of our lives, even during the Easter season! Acts 19:11 And God did extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. 1Cor 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one beating the air; 27 but I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.