Wednesday, December 30, 2009



The four visionaries of Garabandal are: (left to right)
Conchita Gonzalez: 12 years old (February 7, 1949)
Mari-Cruz Gonzalez Madrazo: 11 years old (June 21, 1950)
Jacinta Gonzalez Gonzalez: 12 years old (April 27, 1949)
Maria-Dolores (or Mari-Loli) Mazon Gonzalez: 12 years old (May 1,

Even if they bear the same family name, the four adolescents are not related. They were all born in the village, They know each other well but do not form a "clique." They each have brothers and sisters, except for Mari-Cruz.

Mischievous and very playful, the girls lived happily on the mountain. Nothing made them stand out from the other children of the village. Like them, they shared their time between school and farm work.

From upper left: Manhattan south of Rockefelle...Image via Wikipedia
At the time of the apparitions, Mari-Loli's father, Ceferino, operated a small grocery store and a bar. On the ground floor, Loli did the cooking, served meals and greeted customers. This was the social and commercial center of the village.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 18]

How innocent and pure these children were in 1961 compared with the rest of the world! Half way around the world I was living in New York City, marrying my bride and living a very worldly lifestyle; motorcycles, new car, new baby (the first one), and working, working, working; making money, money, money! Who thought about God? Who went to church? Not I!
Deacon John

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Monday, December 28, 2009



Interior of the church where the girls often came,
in ecstasy, until August 23, 1961.

View of the parochial church in San Sebastián ...Village church. Image via Wikipedia
At San Sebastian de Garabandal, the name of Fatima was known obviously. But the villagers felt no particular attraction for supernatural phenomena. Yet, the people were very devout, one of the most devout in that entire region. They recited the rosary every day from time immemorial. "Half of the village gathered at the church, and still more at Mass during the week when it was celebrated. The women visited the Blessed Sacrament regularly."[Excerpted from "Garabandal" Book, page 15]
As the Lord said: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
St. Irenaeus wrote: 'It is true, because of the greatness andinexpressible glory of God, that "man shall not see me and live," for the Father cannot be grasped. But because He can do all things, He goes so far as to grant those who love Him the privilege of seeing Him. . . . For "what is impossible for men is possible for God."
No wonder Almighty God chose the village of Garabandal to reveal some of His Mysteries through the Immaculate Virgin Mary and not some other place in the world! Our Blessed Lady once said to a seer that she likes to appear at places where it reminds her of her earthly home. Certainly Garabandal with its poor and humble people, living off the land and trusting in God's divine providence was a place like that!
Deacon John

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Sunday, December 27, 2009


Saturday, December 26, 2009


Friday, December 25, 2009


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Two excellent videos with a rare special interview of Conchita:


Popular architecture in San Sebastián de Garab...Typical Architecture in San Sebastian de Garabandal. Image via Wikipedia

The very typical village of San Sebastian de Garabandal.

Set in the midst of the Cantabrian chain of mountains of which the Pena Sagra is the highest peak of about 6,700 feet (2,040 meters),
"Garabandal" is the name of the mountain rising north of the village.

The historical origins of the village itself are difficult to establish. We may think that, during the fourteenth century at the
latest, the inhabitants of the valley searched for new grazing grounds on this shoulder at an altitude of some 1,500 feet.

Several religious designs appearing in the coats of arms carved out in the stone of the dwellings are proofs of the faith of the ancient village. We can also suppose that part of the first inhabitants were lords, who, dispossessed of their fief by the Moorish invaders, became shepherds.

On the eve of the events, in June 1961, San Sebastian de Garabandal was a poor and isolated village of about 300 inhabitants and seventy houses.

No stores. No bakery. No market either. The villagers lived from livestock raising and work in the fields. A routine life of labor and solidarity.

Neither any telephones, nor television. In the houses, lightingwas limited to one or two 40 watt light bulbs. The only source of heat was the fireplace.

[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 12.]
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Garabandal Forum

I read that St. Pio said that the great Miracle at Garabandal would be paid for by the blood of Europe. Have you heard this anywhere as I was wondering if it was true.

Dear Antonette
I have asked Barry Hanratty, Author of the Garabandal Journal, for information about your request. His comments are as follows:

In our November-December 2003 edition, we had this statement which was excerpted from the German book, Garabandal - Der Zeigefinger Gottes, by Albrecht Weber. Here is the English translation:

Conchita mentioned that Padre Pio, during her visit with him, said to her: "The great wonder of God (Miracle) must be paid for with much blood throughout Europe."

I asked Albrecht for confirmation of this information and he told me that Conchita said it in the presence of himself, Eloise Deguia and his mother, who wrote down Conchita's words as she spoke them.

God Bless

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Monday, December 21, 2009

“Significant Points of the Great Drama of Garabandal” by Thomas M. Fahy


The 2007 Report,
“Significant Points of the Great Drama of Garabandal”
follows on the next page

(2007) Significant Points of the Great Drama of Garabandal

Dear Lovers of God,

   Thank you for your responses to my offer to share some important points concerning the events at Garabandal, Spain, and the predictions that Our Heavenly Mother made there.  Some of those predictions are not generally known.
   I would like to begin by mentioning that my involvement with Garabandal began in August of 1970.  The stories of Fatima and Garabandal came together for me at the same time, with the result of a total redirection of the course of my life.  I became an active “apostle” of Garabandal for several years during which time (1972-1973) Our Lady led me to the knowledge of Luisa Piccarreta and the Gift of the Divine Will.
   Due to Grace and a keen study of the events in Garabandal over many years, Our Lord and Our Lady seem to have given me clarity about a mission to incorporate the mysteries and drama of Garabandal into the advancement of the Reign of the Divine Will on earth.
   We are presently at the junction of a major and very dramatic turning point in human history, comparable to that of the Great Flood in Noah’s time and the coming of Jesus into the world 2000 years ago.  I believe that Jesus and Mary have given many, authentic signs that They want us to be aware of this serious reality.  Their purpose is to lead us along the path of spiritual and even corporal safety into a glorious new era for humanity in which mankind returns to its original, perfect state, which is none other than the fulfillment of the “Our Father”—the coming of the Father’s Kingdom in our souls to reign there as in Heaven as it was in the very beginning of the human race, in the Garden of Eden.
   On June 18, 1961, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to 4 young girls, ages 11 and 12, in the tiny, mountain village of St. Sebastian de Garabandal, which is located in northern Spain about 42 miles southwest of the coastal city of Santander.  He appeared on several evenings before announcing that Our Lady would appear to the children on July 2 (1961), which was then the Feast of the Visitation.  Our Lady came dressed as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and appeared there about 2000 times until November 13, 1965.
   Mary gave the children two formal messages and also several instructions, divine secrets and predictions.  The first formal message was made known publicly on October 18, 1961.  The second was made known to one of the girls, Conchita, on June 18, 1965, by St. Michael the Archangel.  Our Lady could not bear to give that message Herself, so She asked St. Michael to give it on her behalf.

   The first formal message:  “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, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.”

   The second formal message:  As my message of October 18 [1961] 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 overflowing.  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 St. 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.

   There are many books and other literature that describe in detail the incredible events that took place in Garabandal between June 18, 1961, and November 13, 1965.  Whatever Our Lady told the girls would happen always happened, but there are very significant events yet to come that Our Lady made known to the children—particularly to Conchita and Mari Loli.

   The well-known events that occurred during the time of the apparitions are:  The appearances of St. Michael the Archangel; the 2000 apparitions of Our Lady; the two formal messages; the incredible experience of Fr. Luis Andreu, S.J. (age 37) on the night of August 8-9, 1961, when Our Lady showed him the Great Miracle to come, and he died so joyfully a few hours later [Our Lady predicted that his body would be disinterred the day after the Great Miracle and would be found incorrupt]; the two “Nights of the Screams” on June 19 and 20, 1962, and the “Miracle of the Host” early in the morning of July 19, 1962.
   The well-known predictions of future events are:  The Warning, the Great Miracle, and the very probable Great Chastisement.  There were also the predictions that Padre Pio would see the Great Miracle (which he did see not long before he died) and that the Pope [whoever he might be] will see the Great Miracle that will happen above the Pine Trees in Garabandal, from wherever he might be.  Concerning the papacy there is the mysterious prediction there would be three more Popes after Pope John XXIII and then would come the “end of the times” but not the end of the world.
   Here are some of the lesser-known predictions, and some that are hardly known at all: 

1.     “Few will see God”: This prediction is found in the statement signed by Mari Loli and Jacinta Gonzales in June 1962 at the time of the two “Nights of the Screams” in which the children were shown the Great Chastisement and the Great Tribulation of Communism.  In the girl’s statement, they said that the Virgin told them that the world continues the same, that it has not changed at all and few will see God—so few that it is causing the Virgin great sorrow… These grave concerns of Our Lady in 1962 about the world not changing should be considered in the context of her formal message of October 18,1961. (Note: It goes without saying that the moral condition of humanity in 1962 was far, far lessevil than today!)

2.     The Great Tribulation of Communism: During the first of the “nights of the screams” the young girls (then ages 12 to 13) were shown the“sudden and unexpected” Tribulation of Communism led by Russia that will have an effect on the whole world, and which will happen beforethe Divine Warning to the entire human race. No one expects this because the world has been lulled into the false belief that Communism has died with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
        It seems that the greatest trauma of this Tribulation will be felt in Europe.  St. Padre Pio is reported to have said that the great Miracle to occur at Garabandal will be paid for by the blood of the Europeans—oceans of blood.  Our Lady told Conchita that Communism will “come back” and that it will also come to Spain, but Spain would not suffer as intensely as the rest of Europe apparently because it had suffered Communism in the 1930’s.  Conchita’s Aunt Antonia testified that she heard the girls say, while in ecstacy, that “if we don’t amend our ways, Russia will take possession of the whole world. Our Lady told the girls that during the time this Tribulation the Church would seem to disappear, the Sacraments would be difficult to receive and the Priests would have to go into hiding. [Apparently many Priests will be killed.]  When things are so bad that all hope seems lost, then God will send the Warning to all mankind.  The Great Miracle will follow within 12 months, and there will be conversions of many nations, including Russia.
        In an interview with a certain, very well-informed party last August, I and those with me were told that the Communists would go into Garabandal during the Tribulation, and that some persons in the village would be killed for their faith.  We were also told that the Communist would be in Garabandal only a few days—a week at the most it seems.  The well-informed party lives in Europe. He told us that just prior to the “revolution” he was told by Conchita that he should go to Southern Spain or to Portugal, because he would not be able to get to Garabandal (later) from the north. —How will he know when the “revolution” is imminent?  It has to do with the Pope going to Moscow and his return to Rome.  Issue #5 of the “Garabandal Journal” contains a statement from the German Book, “Garabandal—The Finger of God,” which says: “The pope will go to Russia, to Moscow.  As soon as he returns to the Vatican, hostilities will break out in different parts of Europe.”

3.     The four Popes after Pope John XXIII rather than three…  This is rather startling news to those who had read only about “three more Popes…”  Actually this was reported in a book in the German Language book published in the early 1990’s, but it seems that most followers of the Garabandal drama were not aware of this and apparently are still unaware of this.  Conchita said at the time of the death of Pope John XXIII that Our Lady had told her that there would be three more Popes and then would come the end of the times.
        Mr. Albrecht Weber, the author of the book in German mentioned above, had become involved in Garabandal in 1963 and became friendly with Conchita. On November 14, 1965, the day after the last apparition of Our Lady in Garabandal, Mr. Weber interviewed Conchita at her home in the presence of her mother.  There was also present with Mr. Weber an interpreter.  During that interview, it came out that when Conchita had spoken, on the very day that Pope John XXIII died, of “Three more Popes and then would come the end of the times,” her mother had asked her several questions. 
        In response to one of her mother’s questions, Conchita responded that Our Lady had actually said that there would be four more Popes but that She was not counting one of them.  When Conchita’s mother heard that she strictly forbade Conchita to repeat that again as her mother feared there would be erroneous interpretations and much gossip.  People might wrongly believe that one of the Popes might be false or bad, etc.  During that conversation with her mother, Conchita also said that Our Lady had told her that one of the Popes would have a very short reign.
        Understandably, there is some confusion and speculation about this prediction.  The most reasonable explanation is that we are now in the time after the “Three more Popes…” and Pope Benedict was not counted because he is now in the beginning of the “end of the times” period that would come after the three Popes following Pope John XXIII.  Whatever is the answer to that mystery it seems that the clearest sign that the “end of the times” will have begun will be the “sudden and unexpected Communist Tribulation.”  [Our Lady at Garabandal apparently never spoke about the radical followers of Islam, but she certainly did speak about Communism!—even allowing them to see what would happen during that terrible, coming tribulation, which caused the young girls to scream horribly for a long time.  Those screams were so frightening that everyone present, with one exception, went to confession and with great humility and sorrow the following day.]
        There is another prediction that has been known for a long time but seems to be forgotten by most followers of Garabandal.  It is the prediction that shortly before the Great Miracle, something will happen that will make most people who had believed in Garabandal stop believing.  I have no idea what that will be.  I exhort you to remain steadfast when it happens.  It could even be a negative statement from some official in the Vatican.  I really don’t know. Our Lady’s predictions at Garabandal always came true, and those predictions that have not yet happened will also come true!
        Then, there is the Permanent Sign from Heaven that will be placed above the Pine Trees at Garabandal, right after the Great Miracle, which will certainly draw untold millions of people from all parts of the world day and night. Surely, many, many of them will be well disposed for learning about the Reign of the Divine Will.
          Dear readers, I am sharing this information with you because it now seems appropriate to do so.  But please do not call or write to me about these things.  I do not have the time for that.
          I recommend that you get the magazine “Garabandal Journal” and ask for 4 special editions that cover these things in great detail:Issues #5, #6, #7 and #8.  They are known as the Communist Tribulation, The Warning, the Miracle, and the Chastisement Issues. They cost $3 each from:  Garabandal Journal - P.O. Box 1796 - St. Cloud, MN 56302-1796. Also ask for the FREE ISSUE.  It is excellent.


   At this point it seems good to speak about a few of the notable persons who have affirmed their belief in Garabandal.

1.     St. Padre Pio saw the Great Miracle in advance, possibly in August of 1998.  Joachim Bouflet, PH. D.    (Univ. of Paris, 1972)  tells a story about going to Confession to St. Padre Pio in July of 1968. Padre Pio  told him: “Consecrate yourself to the Virgin of Carmel who appeared at Garabandal.” When Mr. Bouflet responded, “So its true?”  P. Pio replied, “Certo e vero!” (Certainly it is true!)
2.     St. Maria Maravillas.  She warned Bishop Puchol Montis in advance about a sudden death for him, which did happen as a result of an automobile accident on May 8, 1967.

3. Bishop Venancio of Leira, Portugal.  He is the Bishop who turned over the famous Secret of Fatima to the papal legate in 1960.  Bishop Venancio said with good reason that Garabandal was the continuation of Fatima.  When our Lady appeared for the last time at Fatima, She came with St. Joseph and the Baby Jesus, and She was dressed as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. As She was giving her farewell to the three children of Fatima, Our Lady said, “Good-bye until San Sebastian, Spain.”

Note: When Our Lady appeared for the first time at San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain on July 2, 1962, She was dressed as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and held the Baby Jesus in her arms. [That account of the last apparition of Fatima was published in a book by the Carmelites in 1937, but is no longer in print.  I heard about it from a Priest in 1974 and again, from another source, in 2006.]

4.     Fr. Luis Andreu, S.J., who saw the Great Miracle in advance at 8:30 PM on August 8, 1961. He said that this was the happiest day of his life, that we should never fear the supernatural, that we should imitate the attitude of the little girls of Garaban-dal towards their Heavenly Mother, and then died in a state of quiet joy a little later, in the early hours of August 9, 1961.
5.     Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta.  She became a close friend of Conchita. I don’t remember more now.

6.     The Servant of God Mother Esperanza, stigmatist founder of the Order of Merciful Love.

7.     Pope Paul VI.  Conchita was invited to the Vatican in 1966 by Cardinal Ottaviani.  Conchita was to have an appointment with Pope Paul VI after she got to Rome, but some Official kept interfering.  But the Pope at an indoor General Audience, made a point of stopping when he passed Conchita and blessed her, saying: “I bless you and with me the whole Church blesses you.” [Note: There are other versions of this encounter with Pope Paul VI, but it is certain that he blessed her and said what he said in his blessing just quoted.”]   

8.     There are several signs of Pope John Paul II’s belief in Garabandal, but one that is significant is that in the year 2000, after reading the German book on Garabandal mentioned above, the Holy Father, asked his secretary, Mons. Dziwisz (now Cardinal Dziwisz) to write to the author as follows:
        "May God reward you for everything, especially for the deep love with which you are making the events connected with Garabandal more widely known. May the Message of the Mother of God find an entrance into hearts before it is too late. As an expression of joy and gratitude, the Holy Father gives you his apostolic blessing."  Then, below Mons. Dziwisz’s signature, Pope John Paul II wrote a personal note in his own handwriting and signed it.  [The author showed me and others a copy of that letter.] 

9.     Pope Benedict XVI.  I can only say that I spoke to a Priest who lives in the Vatican. He told me that this Pope believes in Garabandal.

A Few More Interesting Points

     One day during the apparitions, Mary Loli asked Our Lady about how the human race was formed.  Our Lady answered that we did not descend from a monkey, or by evolution, or by any animal but from a perfect man, Adam.  Our Lady also said that man had been created on earth just as he is today. [Note: Our Lady obviously was referring here to our human nature and not to the state of our souls.  In other words, we have not slowly evolved from so called “cave men.”]

Our Lady predicted the Confusion that would come after Vatican Council II, but She in no way blamed the Council.  Remember the Second Formal Message at Garabandal–June 18, 1965.

     The Great Miracle that God will perform at Garabandal at 8:30 PM on a Thursday in the Spring of some future year will be the greatest public miracle since the creation of the world.  During the Miracle we will see the Glory of God but won’t die from seeing this due to a special preventative grace.  The sick will be cured, and unbelievers will believe.  There was a lady, now deceased, who worked with Fr. Laffineur investigating the events of Garabandal from the start. The two recorded thousands of testimonies and documentation, including a dialogue between Conchita and Our Lady, which was tape-recorded with Our Lady’s voice audible on the tape.  This same lady told me and others that during the Great Miracle, people will have a sensible experience of the Indwelling Trinity. [Apparently one would have to be in the state of grace.]  She also said that Priests who are there would not only have that experience but would also have a sensible experience of the active presence of Our Lord as during the Consecration at Mass.

     At the time of the Great Miracle the Spanish Military will generously support the sick coming to Garabandal and nothing negative will happen to them.

     There will be a very happy event in the Church on the very same day of the Miracle but not associated directly with it.  In the future the various religions will unite.  Divisions will cease, etc.

     What is the connection of Garabandal with the coming Reign of the Divine Will?  

1. “The end of the times” associated with Garabandal corresponds with the “Third renewal of the world” about which Jesus told Luisa Piccarreta.
2. The general confusion which Our Lady predicted at Garabandal corresponds to what Jesus told Luisa Piccarreta about the general confusion that would lead to the Third Renewal of the World.

3. The predicted Chastisement mentioned at Garabandal corresponds to what Jesus told Luisa about the need for a Chastisement to cleanse the world to make it a proper place for His Kingdom to reign in souls.

4. “Think about the Passion of Jesus” were the last words of the Second Formal Message at Garabandal.  “The Hours of the Passion by Luisa Piccarreta” are possibly the best meditations ever.

5. The effects of the Warning and Miracle will dispose millions upon millions of people with a thirst for the knowledge of the Divine Will and Its Kingdom.

6.  It is also nice to know that St. Padre Pio spoke so well of Garabandal and Luisa Piccarreta.

Please do not write or call me about the Garabandal events and predictions!
Read those issues of the Garabandal Journal mentioned above for more information.
Time is short; there is much to do, especially for the Reign of the Divine Will!

     May God truly bless you, and may the Eternal Kingdom of our Heavenly Father be established in the depths of your soul.  And please ask Jesus and Mary, again and again, to give you the Gift of the Divine Will.  This is Jesus’ greatest interest.  Our interest should be the same as his!

Thomas M. Fahy
February 25, 2007 / May 9, 2007

PS:  It is also very interesting to note that most of those who began the promotion of the Reign of the Divine Will back in the 1970’s were Priests and laity associated with the promotion of the Events of Garabandal, for example:  Fathers GM, GB, CG, PM, MA, and later RG and lay persons: TF, CM. And there are very likely other examples of which I am not aware.  It is certain, to those who have the grace to see it, that Garabandal has an immense role, in God’s Wisdom and Providence, for the Reign of the Divine Will on earth as in Heaven.  Who can ever imagine today how many thousands, perhaps millions, of souls who will be DISPOSED for the Reign of the Divine Will due to Garabandal!

Sunday, December 20, 2009





by Michael D. O’Brien

RECENTLY, I answered your questions regarding private revelation, including a question about a website called where a "theologian" has, on his own authority, taken the liberty to declare who in the Church is a purveyor of "false" private revelation, and who is conveying "true" revelations.
Within a few days of my writing, the author of that website suddenly published an article on why this website is "full of errors and falsehoods." I’ve already explained why this individual has seriously damaged his credibility by continuing to set dates of future prophetic events, and then—when they don’t come to pass—resetting the dates (see More Questions and Answers… On Private Revelation). For this reason alone, many don’t take this individual too seriously. Nonetheless, several souls have gone to his website and left there very confused, perhaps a tell-tale sign in itself (Matt 7:16).
After reflecting on what was written about this website, I feel that I should respond, at least for the opportunity to shed even further light upon the processes behind the writing here. You can read the short article written about this site on here. I will quote certain aspects of it, and then reply in turn below.


After the "Warning", this book, filled with prophecies about the near future, will probably sell like "hot cakes", to use an old expression. I recommend you buy it now! This way you will know what's in store for us and also can help others to cope with the Events to come! You can get it discounted by clicking the Amazon logo on the right side of this page or click on the link at the end of this article to access the publishers web page.Christmas blessings to all+Deacon John  




A few months ago I came across a book that I COULD NOT put down.  It kept my interest from beginning to end and is a pure delight whether you have a devotion to the Mother of God or not.  With the times that we are living in this is a book that fits in perfectly with the movies, television shows, and books that deal with the end of the world.  Kelly Bowring brings us through the messages of Our Blessed Mother throughout history which challenges us to see if we are really spirtually ready or not.  Do yourself a favor and get this book.  I promise you will not be disappointed.

Diary of Conchita of Garabandal Video

Friday, December 18, 2009

Seers of Garabandal and Fatima


Attention German speaking friends: 
I just found this German Garabandal Web Site. There's a whole lot of books and items in the German language there too.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Continuation of Fatima at San Sebastian de Garabandal

by  Thomas Fahy
Our Lady of Fatima.Image via Wikipedia

My first exposure to the 1917 events of Fatima came in 1947 from the mouth of a Dominican nun who had been my first and second grade teacher at St. Mary’s School in Rome, Georgia. (Classes of both grades were taught in tandem in the same room.)

I remember being very impressed by the story she told us about the three children of Fatima and about Our Lady’s appearances to them.  I remember quite well how the “government man” took the children away and threatened to boil them alive in oil if they didn’t tell him the secret that the “Beautiful Lady” had told them.

I remember not understanding what “government” meant but that it must be something bad.  Today, in 2009, it seems that what I thought “government” meant to me as a young child is proving very true today, and I do not say this in jest. 

On July 13, 1917, our Sweet and Beautiful Heavenly Mother showed the three, innocent, uneducated, children (ages 10, 9, and 7) a most terrifying Vision of Hell.  They would have died of fright had they not seen the Mother of God at the same time. 

My Dominican teacher told us about the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917, and that there were secrets told by our Lady to the children.  I learned that there was to be another very important secret (the Third Secret) to be revealed by the pope in 1960.

I remember waiting for 1960 to find out what this very important secret might be, and was very disappointed when it was not revealed.

In recent years I have read an abundance of material on the sad history of that Third Secret and the request from Heaven to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Humanity will have much suffering yet to come, because of insufficient response to the requests from both Our Lady and Our Lord.

The Third Secret was not revealed by the pope in 1960. That same year probably the most horrible and destructive device ever made by man was approved by the Government in Washington, D.C, and then marketed to the public.  This device, seemingly invented in Hell, would have the most disastrous consequences in all of human history—far greater consequences than the Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs made by man in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  It would lead to an unprecedented and momentous upheaval in the beautiful, Divine Order established by the Wisdom of God for the Human Race, in the Garden of Eden.

This diabolical invention of man, approved by the Government, was none other than the tiny, little Birth Control Pill!!!  On the dreadful day of Judgment the immense evil of this tiny, little pill will very likely be made known by God to all humanity, if not before.
Our Lady knew the magnitude of the evil consequences of the “Pill” as well as that of the nuclear arms race.  But the “Pill” would be far more dangerous, not only due to the temporal consequences of great societal disorders of every imaginable type, especially the logical follow-up of 100s of millions of aborted babies, but of the eternal consequences for those who approved of or used the “Pill,” or other evil forms of artificial birth control.

But also in 1960, even worse than the material “Pill,” was the spiritual apostasy developing within the Church.  Though seething beneath the surface, it was well known to God and Our Lady; and it was well known to Sr. Lucia of Fatima, who spoke about it and about a coming punishment from God to a number of good Priests who were permitted to interview her.

This growing apostasy was soon to be more and more overt and, destroying the Faith, made it all the more easy for a tidal wave of immorality to inundate the entire world.

Our Lady of Fatima had predicted the evils of Communism, the loss of Faith, the annihilation of nations, and She added that in the end the pope will consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, that Russia will be converted and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.

Back to October 13, 1917 in Fatima:  An unprecedented “Sign in the Sky” took place there with the “Miracle of the Sun” which Our Lady had promised.  Then, after the “Miracle of the Sun,” the three children were shown a series of heavenly scenes. In the last scene, Our Lady appeared dressed as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with the Baby Jesus in her arms. She waved to the three children of Fatima saying, “Good-bye until San Sebastian, Spain”! 

Forty-four years later, one year after the Third Secret of Fatima was not made public and the U.S. Government had approved the “Pill” that would ruin society and send so many souls to perdition, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, holding the Baby Jesus in her arms, APPEARED IN SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN! —just as She said she would.  (She is always true to her word.)

But the San Sebastian, Spain, that She chose was not the big city on the coast of the Gulf of Biscay, near the border with France, but the tiny village of San Sebastian de Garabandal, where She would appear 2000 times to four, young girls, ages 11 to 12.

The Events of Garabandal rank very high among the greatest dramas between Heaven and earth in the history of the world. This Divine Drama included many joyful and happy episodes as well as some very sorrowful, and even frightening ones.  Among the so many events that happened there, I will list some, which should be taken very seriously.

    1. The Formal Message of October 18, 1961.
    2. The Two Nights of the Screams on June 19 and 20, 1962.
    3. The Formal Message of June 18, 1965.
The Formal Message of October 18, 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, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us. 

The First Night of the Screams

At 10:30 PM on June 19,1962, Mari Loli and Jacinta began to scream due to what they saw.  They screamed for 50 minutes.  People, who were crowded together nearby, thought that the world was about to come to an end. One brave man from the village, who was used to walking the mountains at night, said that his knees began to shake.
As She did when showing the children of Fatima a vision of Hell, Our Lady was present and visible to the young girls of Garabandal as She showed them terrifying scenes of future events. The people who heard those screams made very sincere Confessions the next morning and received Holy Communion.

This is what the girls related about that first Night of the Screams:

In spite of Seeing the Virgin, we began to see a great multitude of people who were suffering intensely, and screaming with tremendous fear . . .

The Most Holy Virgin explained to us that this great tribulation—which was not the Chastisement—would come because a time would arrive when the Church would give the impression of being on the point of perishing ... It would pass through a terrible test. We asked the Virgin what this great test was called, and She told us that it was Communism.

Note: Serious literature on this subject reveals that Our Lady made known to the children that one day—suddenly and unexpectedly—there would be a great Tribulation from Communism, led by Russia, that will overrun a large part of the earth and gain dominion over the whole world.  The Church will seem to disappear. Priests will go into hiding…
Apparently many Priests will be martyred. The Sacraments will be very difficult to receive.  

When visiting Padre Pio in 1966, he told Conchita that the Great Miracle of Garabandal [to come] will be paid for by the blood of the Europeans—oceans of blood.

Note: Some persons think that the Tribulation of Communism is simply a matter of political communism and socialism gaining hold throughout the world.  That idea is not consistent with what the girls have said or the fact of their bloodcurdling screams.

The Second Night of the Screams

First, let me point out that Mari Loli and Jacinta were also shown aspects of the Great Chastisement that will come directly from God on the First Night of the Screams.  But they seemed to see a lot more the following night during the Second Night of the Screams, when they screamed for three hours!

The following day, at 10:30 at night on June 20, 1962, Conchita, Mari Loli and Jacinta, all 13 years of age, followed Our Lady’s instructions and were shown the Great Chastisement that will come some day after the Great Miracle, if people return to their Godless ways.  Again, Our Lady was present and visible as She showed them the Chastisement of heat and Fire that God Himself will send directly upon the earth.

Since there seems to be some confusion about what Our Lady said on each of the nights of screams, I will include here two messages the children reported of what Our Lady made known to them about the Chastisement during those two nights:

#1 - The Virgin told us:
We do not expect the Chastisement. Without expecting it, it will come since the world has not changed.  She has already told us twice, and we do not pay attention to Her. The world is getting worse, and it should change very much, but it has not changed at all. Prepare yourselves. Confess, because the Chastisement will come soon. And the world continues the same... I tell you this: That the world continues the same. How unfortunate that it does not change! Soon will come a very great Chastisement, if it does not change.
Signed: María Delores Mazón    
Jacinta González

#2 - The Virgin has told us:

The world continues the same; it has not changed at all. Few will see God; so few there are that it is causing the Virgin great sorrow.How unfortunate that the world does not change! The Virgin has told us that the Chastisement is coming. As the world is not changing, the cup is filling up. How sorrowful is the Virgin, although She does not allow us to see it.  Since the Virgin loves us so much, She suffers alone, since She is so good.  Everyone be good, so that the Virgin will be happy!  She has told us that those who are good should pray for those who are evil. Yes, we should pray to God for the world, for those who do not know Him. Be good. Be very good.
Signed:  María Delores Mazón, 13 years
        Jacinta González, 13 years

The Formal Message of June 18, 1965

Note:  This message was so heartrending to Our Lady that she asked St. Michael the Archangel to deliver it for Her. (Probably because of what the message said about many Cardinals, Bishops and Priests)
The Message:  As my message of October 18 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 for 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.
So, we can see from this Second Formal Message, which Our Lady’s tender Heart couldn’t bear to tell—asking St. Michael to tell it for Her—that there was very serious trouble in the Church established by her Divine Son.  She also warns everyone to turn back to God, ask his forgiveness with sincere hearts, to pray sincerely, make sacrifices and think about the Passion of Jesus.  And She asked, over and over, prayer for Priests.

I realize that a lot of what has been written above was included in my report of 1997, titled: “Significant Points of the Great Drama of Garabandal,” which contains even more information.  Perhaps I will attach that report to this one.  Then those who receive this one will have both reports. [To be published tomorrow, ed.]

I didn’t mention here the Warning, predicted at Garabandal, which corrects the conscience of the world and STOPS THE COMMUNIST TRIBULATION, but that is spoken of in the other report to attached at the end of this one.
I would like to close this current report, summarizing some of the things that demonstrate that Garabandal is The True Continuation of Fatima.
    1. Our Lady’s “Good-bye” to the children of Fatima.  Dressed as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with the Baby Jesus in her arms, She said, “Good-bye until San Sebastian, Spain.”
  1. Our Lady at Fatima did not refrain from showing innocent young children a terrifying vision of Hell, where the damned souls were seen screaming as they were being tossed about in the flames of eternal fire.  At Garbandal, Our Lady did not refrain from showing the innocent, young girls the terrifying, bloody Tribulation of
    Communism to come, or the flames of the flesh-consuming Fire of the Great Chas-tisement to come if people resume Godless lives after the Miracle of Garabandal.
  1. At Fatima, Our Lady said that in the end the pope will consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart and that Russia will be converted.  At Garabandal Our Lord told Conchita in a locution that as a result of the Miracle of Garabandal, Russia would be converted. 
    Thus it seems that at some point the pope will finally consecrate Russia, by name, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and do so with the Bishops.  One of the Fatima experts says that the conversion of Russia means conversion to the Catholic Church.  Garabandal predictions also indicate the same thing.
    Note:  An exhaustive amount of research has been done by honorable persons in various places, and they have well demonstrated that the proper and necessary consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has not yet been done.  If someone disagrees, don’t worry.  Just love one another.
      5.   Bishop Venancio of Leiria, Portugal, who handled the Third Secret of Fatima when it
    was given to the papal legate to take to Rome in 1957, said unequivocally that Garabandal is the continuation of Fatima.
    Note: I know that both popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have said that Medjugorje is the continuation of Fatima. I think that both popes would affirm the evidence for Garabandal, however.
  1. In both Fatima and Garabandal, Our Lady warned about Russia and Communism. 
    At Fatima, She spoke about Russia and Communism and all the evils that would ensue.  She gave a remedy for preventing that awful evil, but the remedy failed to be  administered sufficiently or properly.  At Garabandal, She spoke many times about Communism, that it would come back, that it would be led by Russia and cause a very great Tribulation.  She did not talk about Islamic Jihadism.
Thomas Fahy
December 10, 2009

PS:  There has been a considerable amount of news in recent weeks about warm relations between Moscow and the Vatican in both the religious and secular realms.  This is an indication that it may not be all that long before the pope goes to Moscow.  Only God knows that future date. 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Garabandal Mystical Communions

When a priest was not in the village, the visionaries knelt to receive Mystical Communions on their tongues during apparitions of St. Michael.

House Of Sanctification in Garabandal

39554 San Sebastian de Garabandal, Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
Telephone #: (0034) 942-72-70-18 Fax #: (0034) 942-72-71-69

“..that they may all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,
that they also may be in us, that the world may believe..”
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you! 

Blessed are you among women
and blessed is the Fruit of your Womb, Jesus!

Saint FaustinaImage via Wikipedia
Who are we?
The House of Sanctification (HOS) is
a retreat center built by the ‘John
Paul II Institute of Christian
Spirituality,’ through the generosity of
many souls. The Institute was
founded and Consecrated to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the
Holy Trinity o
n August 15, 1998.

The Institute was founded
because it saw a great need to study
the ‘new and divine’ holiness
realized in certain twentieth century
holy souls, such as St. Maximilian
Maria Kolbe, Saint Faustina
Kowalska, Blessed Dina Belanger,
Venerable Conchita Cabrera de
Armida, plus others who have been
recognized by Holy Mother Church.
Since we have been studying these
privilege souls, we are beginning to
understand more about the unity
God so greatly desires with His
children. It is our privilege now to
disseminate and teach the “’new and
divine’ holiness with which the Holy
Spirit wishes to enrich Christians at
the dawn of the Third Millennium, in
order to make Christ the Heart of the
*(Pope John Paul II in the L’Osservatore Romano, July 9, 1997)

Where are we?
We are in San Sebastian de
Garabandal nestled in the
Cantabrian Mountains in northern
Spain about an hour southwest of
Santander, or 40 minutes south of
San Vicente de la Barquera, located
on the coast. We are the last little
village going up a winding mountain
road, about 2000 feet above sea
level in a most beautiful setting.

Who are allowed to stay here?
You are welcome to stay here if you
are a member of the John Paul II
Institute or if you are interested in
hearing about our spirituality. We
are not a hotel or an inn; we are
strictly a retreat house. We welcome
all Priests and Religious free.

What is our spirituality?
By studying the holy souls chosen by
the Institute we have found that they
describe a union with God more
intimate, perfect, and sublime than
anything seen prior to our times.
This same unity, already realized in
Mary, tends toward and fulfills the
ideal God had for Adam and Eve.
God greatly desires for His children
to return to the original ‘State of
Justice’ for which He created us!

19th century painting of Our Lady.Image via Wikipedia
What is the status of the HOS?
The HOS was consecrated to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the
Divine Will of God on the 4th of April,
2000 during a special pilgrimage to
Garabandal to dedicate the House of
Sanctification. We opened our doors

June 1, 2000, Feast of the
Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
that year, and received our first
guests on the 15th of June. We have
been kept pretty busy since then.
This house belongs to Mary, our
Mother, and She has busied Herself
with bringing Her children here to
learn a spirituality that She, Herself

We are opened every month of the
year except November through
January. We give group or private
retreats. We are a non-profit
organization, so we exist only on
donations. Most pilgrims donate
$25.00€ a night.
We serve an ‘enhanced’ continental
breakfast, which includes a variety of
breads, cereal, fruits, cheeses,
coffee, tea, and fruit juices. Lunch
and dinner (5.00 - 8.00€) are
provided for in the village, for which
we will be happy to make
reservations for you prior to your
What are our plans for the future?
Our plans include adding new
buildings to house more pilgrims as
we are overflowing already. Souls
are hungry for a closer unity with
their Heavenly Father, and our Good
Lord is ‘waiting with baited breath’ for
souls to come to Him with this
intention. But it is important to
understand how to attain this unity
with your most Benevolent Father.
How can you receive something of
which you have no knowledge?
Some interesting stories!
It has been made clear to us here
that our Mother, Mary, is using the
HOS to help spread the Triumph of
Her Immaculate Heart. Here are a
few stories to show this:

A Priest from India wanted to learn
about the ‘new and divine’ holiness
to take back to his people. He told
me he had 500 souls in his
congregation. He asked me if I had
three particular books on the subject,
which I did not. I prayed, along with
him, that Our Lady would help us.
I was taking a friend to borrow a tent
we had stored so he could go to
Fatima for the Beatification of
Francisco and Jacinta. When I
opened the tent up to take some
things out that had been stored in it,
the exact same three books the
Priest asked me for fell out! I was
amazed and stunned! It thrilled me
to take the books back to this holy
Priest and tell him that they were
definitely a gift from his Heavenly
Mother! This Priest will start
spreading seeds about the ‘new and
divine’ holiness that Our Lady can
use to start transforming the face of

Two young men came to our door
and said that they had heard of us
and was wondering if they could see
the house. Of course! They came in
and told us that they would like to
know more about the ‘new and
divine’ holiness. Since they had not
made reservations anywhere we
invited them to stay at the HOS so
we could talk without interruptions.
They told us they were only going to
stay one night. Well, they ended up
staying three nights and left on
‘cloud 9’ going back to Holland to
spread the ‘good news’ they had
learned at the House of
Sanctification! Seeds our Mother
can use to transform Holland!

Anyone interested in our retreat schedule or to
arrange your own private or group retreat, please
do not hesitate to call or write Ann Ellison at the
information provided on the letter head!