Sunday, July 15, 2007



A crowd of seventy thousand was present at the "Miracle of the Sun" at Fatima, on October 13, 1917. The Blessed Virgin was appearing for the fourth and last time, on that same day in 1917, to the young visionaries of the Cova da Iria, . . . under the title of 'Our Lady of Mount Carmel'. At Garabandal, on this "October 13," there occurred a mysterious cosmic phenomenon, the only one of which the Blessed Virgin refused to explain the nature or the reason, to the girls! Conchita and Loli, in ecstasy, saw, as it were, a dazzling star, not a comet, "nothing of that kind," said Don Valentin, who, at least in part, had witnessed the event, as had other people there. Kind of a preview of the prophetic worldwide AVISO?
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 107]

A few interesting facts come to my mind from this excerpt:

1. The writer says that Our Lady appeared four times at Fatima . . . Well, we all know that's wrong. Mother Mary appeared once a month from May till October, so there were more than four appearances.

2. During the "Miracle of the Sun", Lucia saw a few different visions in the sky and the last one was of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, holding out the Brown Scapular to the world. Before I had heard of Garabandal, I had read the book 'Our Lady of Fatima' by Thomas Walsh, and this fact about Our Lady of Mt. Carmel had stuck in my mind, so when I finally read some leaflets and books about Garabandal, I immediately connected the two together saying to myself, "Garabandal is a continuation of Fatima!" I Believed!

3. On the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we read the Gospel at Mass telling of the 'star' that led the Magi to worship and adore the Baby Jesus at Bethlehem! It's weird to read about a 'dazzling star' in Garabandal, too! Is there a connection? The writer thinks it could be a preview of the AVISO, which means the Warning, in Spanish. I don't think so. The Warning is supposed to be a supernatural event, correcting the conscience of the world. Everyone will see how they are offending God and their fellow man, and hopefully, be converted. Some may die due to the fright of this event, especially those who have been denying God in their lives. I think this 'dazzling star' could be a sign that the Lord is coming soon to change this world around in God's favor, His Second Coming. Then "every knee shall bend," as it says in Scripture; all of us will worship and adore Jesus!!! What do you think?
Roman Deacon