I just love the story of Joey Lomangino and his apostolate in promoting Garabandal. Our Blessed Mother is all kindness and has promised him 'new eyes'. Some months after the accident (June 27, 1947) that blinded him, Joey was asleep at home in Brooklyn. He shared a bedroom with his three brothers. Joey’s bed was farthest from the door. He woke to a voice which seemed to be coming from the hallway: Joey do you want to see again? Yes. Then you pray. Say 17 Hail Mary’s, seven Acts of Contrition, five Our Father’s three times a day. When will you be back? Soon. Concerning this voice, Joey is emphatic: “I never had any visions, locutions or any of those things. I’m just ordinary. But God knows what it takes to move me. This thing that happened to me was real and I know it, and I will never believe I dreamed or imagined it.” Many years passed and, as Joey puts it, “Nothing happened.” But the reality of it never diminished. He continued to say the requested prayers faithfully three times a day. Joey visited Padre Pio and he received many graces including the return of his sense of smell after St Pio touched him. He also visited Garabandal and was friendly with Conchita. St. Joseph’s Day - letter from Conchita Gonzalez 1964 My Dear Joseph, Just two lines to tell you the message which the Blessed Virgin gave me for you today at the pines…she told me that the voice you heard was hers and that you shall see on the very day of the Miracle. She also told me that the House of Charity you will establish in New York will bring great glory to God. Conchita has further explained that her understanding of the Virgin’s term, “new eyes,” is eyes as we know them – not necessarily spiritual vision – and that Joey’s new eyes “are to be used for the glory of God.” Joey is close to 78 years old and patiently waiting. The Warning and Miracle promised at Garabandal are approaching soon. Have faith, persevere, rejoice for we will see the salvatiion and healing of the Lord for he is all mercy and kindness. In the words of a U2 song, 'LOVE IS COMING TO TOWN'!!