GARABANDAL INFO & ANSWERS

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  1. Glenn

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    Miguel González, Conchita's brother

    I knew my sister well and I knew she was telling the truth. The things that occurred during the apparitions were incredible and everything amazed me so much that I remember it all as if it were yesterday. I was deeply impacted when I witnessed an apparition for the first time, because I heard the girls pray the Rosary, saw them climb to the pine trees, and come back down backwards.
    I was really nervous the first time I witnessed it because I had never seen something like that and I didn’t really understand much of what was happening. For example, when they would shine a strong light in Conchita’s eyes or pinch her, I could see how she didn’t react. The doctors tried to lift Conchita from the ground but they couldn’t.
    From July 18, 1961 until early October, I witnessed the ecstasies every day. There was either one, two or three visits from the Virgin Mary between eight o’clock in the evening and five or six in the morning. After that year, I was only in Garabandal at Christmas time and the summer, because I had to return to work.

    From left to right Miguel, Aniceto, Conchita, and Serafín, with their mother Aniceta in the middle of the photograph, 1965.
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  2. Glenn

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    THE BLESSED MOTHER'S 2 MAIN MESSAGES OF GARABANDAL


    Our Lady's 1st Message of Garabandal :October 18, 1961-- We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.

    2nd message:June 18, 1965-- “As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will pardon you. I, your mother, through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to us with sincerity and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think about the passion of Jesus.”
     
  3. Mario

    Mario Powers

    The messages still resonate in my heart. I still struggle in the realm of making sacrifices. Give me the grace, Jesus, to do better! Pray for us all on this forum, dear Mother Mary!
     
  4. Glenn

    Glenn Garabandal Expert

    There people on you tube and other religious sites doing interviews who are NOT experts or know the correct order of the 3 main events Mary predicted at Garabandal. They are in correct order, THE WARNING, THE MIRACLE, AND THE “CONDITIONAL CHASTISEMENT” ( depending on humanity’s response to the first two events).
    The next question is always, “WHEN WILL THE WARNING HAPPEN ?” We were not given the exact time & date, but we were given 3 clues as to when the Warning is approaching soon. The three clues were after a Synod, ( one is currently ongoing and will conclude in late 2024), also “when Communism comes again “and the global effects of Communism, especially religious persecution, and difficulty of mass being said and lastly the Pope returning from a visit to Moscow, Russia (and hostilities breaking out in Europe ). When all 3 have taken place, we are very close to the Warning !
    Let’s all just go to mass and confession as frequently as possible, say a daily rosary, and pray for a global repentance and conversion when the Warning & Miracle do come. God bless.
     
  5. Glenn

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    1961.jpg I was asked “Why does Conchita look drastically different in July of 1961, from just a month prior ?”
    CONCHITA’s HAIR WAS CUT OFF!

    The Commission was so desperate to discredit the apparitions, and especially Conchita that they actually removed Conchita from her home, brought her to another town, CUT MOST OF HER HAIR OFF, and had a priest ( Fr. Luis Gonzalez ) threaten her by saying: “If you persist in talking about apparitions, you will be disgraced. We will declare you crazy and lock you in a mad house. And your parents will go to jail.” Doctor Pinal tried to hypnotize Conchita to "find out the magic fluid from which she held her power of suggestion over her little playmates," 'concluding' that this was coming . . . from her braids! (so they cut them off ! )
    This outrageous behavior today would be called “Criminal Child abuse” !
     
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    LIVE THE MESSAGES !"
    At age 16 Conchita was already was spiritually wise: "There is no point in our believing in the apparitions if we do not heed the message." (from “Star on the Mountain”, p. 118 )
    “To guess at dates regarding the [prophesied] Miracle shows a lack of faith in the Blessed Virgin. Indeed, the energies expended on this are so much better spent on living the Message! “ "There is no point in our believing in the apparitions if we do not comply with the message."
    “Needles” magazine Winter Issue 1972 issue pg. 8
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    Conchita’s thoughts on" living the message."
    When asked the question, “What is the most important thing we must do? She said: “Keep the Commandments,” This sums up the way she lives her life today. People who think that she lives it waiting for the Miracle are mistaken. Conchita has said to me, “I don’t know how anyone gets through the joys and trials of life without prayer.”

    Decades ago when I first started promoting the apparitions, while having a conversation with Conchita, she asked me " Do you do the rosary every day? " I said " well, ...not every day, I'm busy, I have several jobs". She said " Don't promote the messages, unless you are going to live the messages". Wow, that kind of knocked me for a loop, but she's right ! It is amazing that when you make the time to do those things, there is plenty of time to do it, and the other tasks. God is funny that way.
     
  11. Glenn

    Glenn Garabandal Expert

    March 2013 Glenn’s conversation with Conchita
    With all of the arguing over which of the different visionary’s is right, predicting dates, the direction of the church, I've learned one thing, it’s all distracting, and detracting from our spiritual goals. The best advice I ever got was from Conchita ( when I asked her about the direction of all these things) ,she talked about what is most important, maintaining your spiritual life, (Confession, penance ,mass, communion, the rosary, the Morning Offering, etc.) and she said : " I surround myself with good people, pray and don't worry " .
    ( Sounds like she took the advice of her friend St. Padre Pio , “ Pray hope and don’t worry”).
     
  12. Glenn

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    FR. VALENTIN MARICHALR INTERVIEW

    On June 15, 1976, in Garabandal, the magazine "Needles" had the privilege and honor of being able to interview Father Valentim Marichalar, parish priest of the village of Garabandal at the time of the apparitions between 1961 and 1965. This was his first public interview , having been for some years prevented from discussing these matters.

    Question: Have you ever asked Our Lady to give you a sign as proof?

    Reply: “Yes. Our Lady gave it to me herself one day at 1am. I was quite tired and said to myself: "Well, Let the Virgin clarify this for me. I can't go on like this much longer." I asked that if all this be true, that one of the girls would come to me this very night while I was sleeping to wake me up and kiss the crucifix. After that, I went to bed thinking, "Let's see how this is clarified." . In the middle of the night, at 4 am, Mari-Loli, in ecstasy, accompanied by the writer Sanchez Ventura and a small group of people, knocked on my bedroom door. When I opened the door, she turned to face me, smiled at me, still in ecstasy. and then extended the crucifix she held for me to kiss. This was a very clear sign for me. Then too, how did she know which room I was in since the hall had four doors, all identical ? I was in the third one, the one she knocked on. How did she know I was in there?”


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  13. Glenn

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    Today, June 16, 2024 , We celebrate the 22th Anniversary of St. Padre Pio being Canonized by Pope JPII, on June 16, 2002.
    You all know by now that both St. Padre Pio and St. John Paul II were believers in the Garabandal apparitions, but did you know they both were longtime friends ?

    Saint Pio and Saint Pope John Paul II friendship is dated back to the 1947, when the young Father Karol Wojtyla was engaged in doctoral studies at Rome’s Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He made the pilgrimage to the small town of San Giovanni Rotondo in Southern Italy to meet Padre Pio and to have his confession heard by him. Father Karol Wojtyla spent nearly a week in San Giovanni Rotondo in the company of Padre Pio and had the opportunity to speak at length with Padre Pio, who called himself the ‘ humble friar who prays’. 12029795_10153571157001067_7283175979321237250_o.jpg
     
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  14. Glenn

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    A LIFE OF VIRTUE
    The following words are taken from a letter written by Conchita to youth groups from France, during their pilgrimage to Garabandal in 1970.

    A LIFE OF VIRTUE "Be models for other young people" "The Blessed Virgin wants you to help convert the world and, thereby, prevent the wrath of God over our sins. She trusts in you; she trusts that your example and self-denial might make you models for other young people that haven’t received the graces that you have in hearing Our Lady’s messages."
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  15. Mario

    Mario Powers

    I think our good example, done in humility and not for show, is far more fruitful than mere words!
     
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  16. Glenn

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    JUNE 18, 1961 -The First appearance of St. Michael to the 4 girls.
    While the girls were biting some apples, of their innocent petty theft (taken from a teacher’s apple tree ) , a thunderclap of lightning flashed and zigzagged across the sky. At 8:30 pm , frightened the children began to be sorry for their mischief, when suddenly an Angel appeared. Conchita was the first to see him,hardly a minute before the others all cried out at the same time “ Aye The Angel ! “ Then falling into ecstasy, they contemplated him in silence. The Angel appeared to the children, wearing a blue tunic, with dark eyes and hair, a mat complexion, and "wings that looked as if they were made of fire," according to Conchita. "A very beautiful person, surrounded by a very strong light that did not hurt the eyes," the visionary again pointed out. According to Jacinta, "the Angel appeared to be nine years old, but 'very strong.' He looked like a young boy, but before him we felt great respect." We are almost certain now that the angel who appeared at Fatima was also St Michael. At Garabandal, we are sure of that, since on the following 2nd of July the girls learned his identity from Our Lady herself.
    [Excerpts from 'Garabandal' Book, by J. Serre, page 28.]
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  17. Glenn

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    JUNE 18, 1965 - on the 4th Anniversary of his first visit, St. Michael delivers the Blessed Mother’s second and most important message.

    “ As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will pardon you. I, your mother, through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to us with sincerity and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think about the passion of Jesus."
     
  18. Glenn

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    JUNE 19, 1961
    The next day the young girls went back to at the same time,and the same spot to wait for the angel. They recited the rosary at the calleja, but he did not show up. At 10:00pm, while the girls were beginning their evening prayers, each one heard in HER OWN ROOM, A VOICE SAYING “ YOU WILL SEE ME AGAIN “.

    JUNE 19,1962 - The girls are given a vision the future possible “ Chastisement “. This was the first of two nights they witnessed this terror, which later became known as the “night of screams”.
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  19. Glenn

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    THIS DAY IN GARABANDAL HISTORY June 20,1962 -
    This is the second night in a row that the girls experience the foreshadowing of the future possible “ Chastisement”. They all raise their hands as to push away the vision. The terror is so great, they are heard to say “ Oh please let the children die before this happens”. This event so terrifies the entire village, that the entire village goes to confession and communion the next day !
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  20. Glenn

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    JUNE 21, 1961: VISION OF A MOST ASTONISHING "CUADRO LUMINOSO"
    On that day, the children had a very mysterious vision. "It is something like a red light or fire, that forms a frame inside of which there is a triangle, an eye and a notice. Letters also are written, unknown, in an Eastern or Arabic style, as it were. . ." (Cuarderno major of the Fathers Luis and Ramon Maria Andreu, S.J., pp. 12 and 13). "Yahweh," the Name of God par excellence, such is certainly the translation of the inscription that was incomprehensible to the girls and which they saw inside the triangle. We are now before the third visible manifestation of the Glory of God: the revelation of His Name. This vision was unique in the history of the great Marian apparitions, even in the history of Christian spirituality and hagiography. After the frame of fire disappeared, the Angel (Michael ) came.
    Excerpt from 'Garabandal' Book, by J. Serre, page 31
     
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