The picturesque village of Garabanal, Spain. site of the apparations which occured between 1961-1965
The Garabandal apparitions occurred between 1961 – 1965 in Garabandal Spain, a small village 55 miles southwest of Santander. There has been no official statement, issued from Rome, regarding the Church’s opinion on the events of Garabandal. The local Spanish Bishops have been predictably skeptical. However, in his “Official Note” of July 8, 1965 Bishop Eugenio Beitia of Santander wrote, “We point out, however, that we have not found anything deserving of ecclesiastical censorship or condemnation either in the doctrine or in the spiritual recommendations that have been publicized as having been addressed to the faithful, for these contain an exhortation to prayer and sacrifice, to Eucharistic devotion, to veneration of Our Lady in traditional praiseworthy ways, and to holy fear of God offended by our sins. They simply repeat the common doctrine of the Church in these matters.”
At this juncture in time the apparitions have neither been condemned nor approved.
The Garabandal Prophecies predicted four supernatural events:
- A worldwide warning to be experienced by everyone on earth. Its purpose would be to call humanity to amend its behavior and return to God.
- A great miracle that will occur in the late winter or early spring within one year after the warning.
- A Permanent sign that will remain for all time at a pine grove near Garabandal.
- A terrible chastisement or punishment that is conditional to some extent, based upon how well mankind heeds the messages of Garabandal.
More information about the Garabandal Apparition can be found here. There are several video's on Youtube explaining the appartion.