Sunday, June 1, 2008


Taking a break today from posting the book series, here is an interesting article about the Warning, especially in regard to the return of Communism. I received this from "The Mother of All Peoples Newsletter:

By Barry Hanratty

*The first of the three great prophesied supernatural events of Garabandal
will be unprecedented in human history. It's been called different names.
The Warning is the most common in the English language although this is not
the best translation of Conchita's Spanish word for it: Aviso. Blessed Anna
Maria Taigi referred to it as the Illumination of All Consciences which
seems like a good description based on what has been revealed about it. And
there is yet another name, the one the Blessed Virgin herself gave it that
Conchita says begins with the letter "A" in Spanish but which she has never
disclosed. *


*Every human being on the face of the earth will experience the Aviso from
the smallest babies to the most elderly senior citizens, from the mentally
retarded to the greatest intellects, from people of faith to agnostics and
atheists. All races and all religions will experience it and people of all
conditions of life. There are very few mystics in the world, probably only a
small fraction of one percent of the total population. And yet at the moment
of the Aviso, everyone on earth, for however long it lasts, will have a
mystical experience.*

*Its Purpose*

*The Aviso will serve a number of purposes. The first although not the
primary one, will be the most expedient from a practical point of view: to
put an end to the communist aggression which will have engulfed the world.
The second is the primary, as Conchita has said: "to correct the conscience
of the world and prepare it for the great Miracle." And how the conscience
of the world needs to be corrected, much more today than at any time from
the apparitions until now!*

*The last purpose of the Aviso is "to serve notice" which, by the way, is
the principal translation of the word aviso. But serve notice of what? That
we're being given the last chance to avoid the Chastisement.*

*What Will It Be Like?*

*It's been said, and rightfully so, that one cannot imagine what one has
never experienced. What's it like to jump out of an airplane if you have
never done it? So no matter what the visionaries tell us about the Warning
we will not really know what it is until we go through it. And it may well
be an act of God's mercy that we don't know.*

*What we can say, based on the statements of the seers, is that it will be a
devastating experience—the sinner suddenly seeing his soul in the light of
the All Perfect One. St. Catherine of Genoa once said regarding the
judgments of God: "He finds fault with everything."*

*What our reaction will be remains to be seen. Conchita has said: "I think
that those who do not despair will draw great good from it for their
sanctification." (1)*

*When Dr. J. Dominguez asked Conchita how long it would last, she said five
minutes would be sufficient. Due to the intense interior suffering which the
experience will entail, it might seem like a long time, and if it lasted any
longer who could stand it? (If you O Lord laid bare our guilt who could
endure it?).*

*Reflecting on this impending event ought to be sufficient incentive to "do
much penance, make many sacrifices, visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently
and lead good lives" in preparation.*

*When Will It Happen?*

*…This excerpt is taken from the German book by Albrecht Weber, Garabandal—Der
Zeigefinger Gottes (Garabandal—The Finger of God) (2):*

*Conchita told the author in 1965 when everything would be set in motion:*

*"When communism comes again everything will happen."*

*The author responded: "What do you mean by comes again?"*

*"Yes, when it newly comes again," she replied.*

*"Does that mean that communism will go away before that?"*

*"I don't know," she said in reply, "the Blessed Virgin simply said 'when
communism comes again'."*

*In Conclusion*

*There have been major before and after events in human history. The first
came at the very beginning when Adam and Eve sinned, irrevocably changing
the course of that history. The Deluge was another, and the greatest of all
was the Incarnation when God became man and dwelt among us.*

*There have been many others not of the same magnitude of the above but
nevertheless of great significance, and the Warning promises to be one of
them. How could the world ever be the same again afterwards?*

*In a letter dated December 11, 1965 to Fr. Jose Maria Alba, S.J., Conchita
said: "The Blessed Virgin told me that we Catholic Christians do not think
about the other world, heaven or hell. She said that we should think about
them and that if we did, our lives would be united with Christ." The Warning
will certainly cause us to think more of our final destiny. *

This article was republished with permission from Garabandal Journal, PO Box
1796, St. Cloud, MN 56302-1796, U.S.A.*


*1. Father Joseph Pelletier, Our Lady Comes to Garabandal, p. 149.*

*2. Translated by Hans Enderle.*