Garabandal Message

Between 1961-1965 Our Lady is said to have appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel to four girls, Mary Loly, Conchita, Jacinta and Mary Cruz, in the tiny village of San Sebastian de Garabandal in northern Spain.  The apparitions have not yet been approved by the Church but have not been condemned either and nothing in them has been found contrary to faith or morals.  Four messages were given, the first and last being the most important.  The first message was given on October 18th 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, if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.

The fourth message was given on June 18th 1965.  Since it pained Our Lady so much it was given instead by St Michael the Archangel:

As my message of October l8th 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.

I have reproduced below with permission excerpts of an interview between Maria Saraco who promotes the message of Garabandal and Mother Angelica of EWTN, the Catholic TV station.  I think you will find it very helpful in understanding the message.  You may watch this with either Real Player or Windows Media Player, both of which are probably already on your PC.  To play the video without interruption please choose your correct internet correction speed. For information on how to receive EWTN television and radio programs in Ireland, phone 061 333322; in the UK, 01453 832500.  Elsewhere in the world telephone US 1 847 298 9850.  If you need help with either Real Player or Windows Media Player please see the bottom of this page.

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Four predictions about the future were given at Garabandal

  1. Following a time of tribulation there will be a worldwide warning in which everyone will see the state of their soul before God.  We will see the damage caused by our sins and the good we have omitted to do.  The warning will come when the tribulation will be at its worst and when the warning will be most needed.

  2. Within a year after the warning a miracle will take place in Garabandal.  It will be announced eight days beforehand by one of the girls who knows the date.  It can be seen and televised and all the sick who will be present will be healed.

  3. A permanent visible sign will be left at Garabandal, a sign for unbelievers. In at least one other apparition Our Lady has promised the same.

  4. If we still do not convert a chastisement will befall the world. This was also predicted by Our Lady at Akita in Japan, apparitions approved by the Church.

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