SAINT MADRE MARAVILLAS OF JESUS, O.C.D. SAINT MADRE MARAVILLAS OF JESUS, O.C.D. (1891-1974) St. Maria Maravillas of Jesus This extraordinary Carmelite nun, who was beatified in 1998, less than 25 years after she died, founded the "Association of St. Teresa," with the purpose of restoring the rule of life of the original Constitutions of 1581, rigorously established by Teresa of Avila one year before her own death. Mother Maravillas "knew" that Garabandal was authentic. She even clearly shared her conviction with her spiritual daughters, assuring them that "the phenomena occurring at San Sebastian de Garabandal come from God!" In an unusual side note. St. Maravillas warned Bishop Puchol Montis on April 25, 1967 (one of the former Bishops of Santander ) that he would have a sudden death. Bishop Montis seems to have opposed the events of Garabandal irresponsibly in her opinion. Monsignor Vincente Puchol Montis, reports in his Note of March 17, 1967, that 1) There was no apparition, neither of the Blessed Virgin, nor of the Archangel, nor of any other person from Heaven. 2) There was no Message. 3) All the events that occurred (at San Sebastian de Garabandal) have a natural explanation . . ." On March 19, the Spanish Television made this Note public. He died as a result of an automobile accident on May 8, 1967. Now there is some very interesting "coincidences" relating to the Bishop's death. After his written letter of March 17,1967 trying to discredit the apparitions and messages, he is warned by Mother Maravillas. He refuses to change his stance on Garabandal. He is told of his future death on April 25th, and dies on May 8th, ( THE FIRST FEAST DAY OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL,Who started the apparitions at Garabandal ! ) Not only that but when found dead in the car, his hands are " blackened " ,but there is no fire ???? Draw your own conclusions.