Monday, May 31, 2010


Conchita, Jacinta and Loli as they normally were.

Msgr. Doroteo Fernandez, Apostolic Administrator of Santander, publishes his second Note. It takes into account the brief 'report' submitted by the "Special Commission," but also the more favorable considerations expressed by Father Ramon Andreu, by pastor Valentin Marichalar and by Reverend Garcia de la Riva.

\Msgr. Doroteo Fernandez (March 1913 - July 1989) was ordained to the priesthood on March 13, 1937. At the death of Msgr. Jose Eugenio Y Trecu, in May 1961, he became Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Santander, but he did not succeed him as titular Bishop. All through his mandate, Msgr. Doroteo acted very fairly, on the pastoral level, towards the protagonists and the "events" of Garabandal. He always accepted the opinions of the witnesses in a spirit of true openness . . . in spite of numerous oppositions.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 115]

How time flies! The Msgr. was ordained one day after I was born (March 12, 1937) in New York City! He lived 76 years. I wonder if I'll live that long? Gets a person thinking, yes?

I'm going to try to speed these notes up a little by posting every other day if I can. The reason? Cause things are getting hot in this world of ours (they just moved the Dooms Day clock forward), and the Warning is supposed to happen when things look hopeless! This way we believers can at least know what and why things are happening around us and we can help our family and friends to understand too! Stay tuned . . .
Deacon John

Friday, May 28, 2010

Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi: [Santander, Spain May 26, 1996]

Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi: 

"The second Pentecost will come to bring this humanity -- which has again become pagan and which is living under the powerful influence of the Evil One -- back to its full communion of life with its Lord who has created, redeemed and saved it. Miraculous and spiritual tongues of fire will purify the hearts and the souls of all, who will see themselves in the light of God and will be pierced by the keen sword of His divine truth." 

[Chapter 574, 'To The Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons'] 


The Blessed Virgin wanted the Message read in front of the church.


It was on this liturgical and extremely meaningful day (see note at end of this message) that, at 10 P.M. at the Pines, the visionaries read the (first) Message of Garabandal. It was a formal, public and explicit Message which, on the previous June 24, had appeared in large writing at the feet of the Angel. These were all new and original elements carrying bibical overtones. A message of salvation, the principal revelation of Garabandal, was being given to the world. The Blessed Virgin who, as early as on the previous July 2, had asked the girls if they had understood its meaning, was thus straightaway manifesting the primary intention of her "visit."
The Message, apparently "childish and infantile," conceals, in fact, a powerful prophetic and evangelical charge of universal scope. It calls upon the unavoidable responsibility of every human moral conscience, that of the Christian as that of the unbeliever. It already makes reflect the interior light of the "Splendor of Truth" (God) on man and the quality of his heart, and finally on the whole world.

On this October 18, 1961, at San Sebastian de Garabandal, the weather itself was to testify in its own way to the twofold aspect of the Message: a torrential rain fell all day on the village; it hailed, it snowed, the thundery rain never stopped rumbling and the thunder itself reverberating. Must we impute that to chance? Or was this not a very special reminder of the theophanies of the Old Covenant, e.g. that of the Exodus and of Mount Sinai? . . . On the other hand, at the moment when the Message was about to be proclaimed and translated into various languages, a strong wind blew in the valley, chased away all the clouds and revealed a bright moon shining in the sky!

An ecstasy followed the reading of this first Message. Our Lady then announced to Conchita, definitively this time, that a great Miracle was certain to come.
Father Ramon Maria Andreu was the first person to whom the visionary spoke of this miracle, on the morning of the next day. Back from the Pines, totally downhearted and bewildered by the simplicity of the "little" Message, Ramon had been called first by Mari-Loli and then by Conchita after the ecstasy of the evening of this 18th of October, 1961. They repeated to him what the Blessed Virgin had revealed to them about him: that is, the details of his extremely painful interior states and the exact sites where he had felt them. The next day, as we saw, Conchita assured him that the Blessed Virgin had sent her to console him in that "there would be a Miracle. However, I still do not know what it will be, or when it will come."

Note: How one could not discern here the profound spiritual meaning of the choice of "October 18" for the first Message to be given at San Sebastian de Garabandal, that is on the very Feastday of the evangelist (and author of the Acts of the Apostles), whose very attractive and accessible personality is already so marvelously adapted to contemporary men and women? The first Message displays some connection with the essential characteristics of the hagiographer's writings: Luke's sincere attachment to the person of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer; his universal call to the radical Message, which is the Gospel; his exhortation to conversion and to change (metanoia), to repentance, to prayer and to the spirit of poverty; his delight in the spirit; his insistence on the authentic divine kindliness and mercy, on the preaching of the Gospel to the entire world within the framework of the mystery and the time of the Church, and his interest for everything that concerns the mystery of the salvation of Israel; his theological and eschatological hope already existentially existing between an already acquired salvation and one that is not yet fully accomplished; finally his recall of the possibility of a fair condemnation, the mysterious counter-picture of a jealous divine Love for the human being, symbolized in Scripture but also in the two Messages of Garabandal, by the image of the "Cup of the Wrath of God." However, this Wrath will come to bear only after the patient delays of His Mercy.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 109.]

What can we say except that if we're not already living this First Message of Garabandal:
Deacon John

Wednesday, May 26, 2010



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

Monday, May 24, 2010


Albecht Weber with
Conchita in 1965

The conversations between the deceased Father Luis and the visionaries have, it appears to us, always held a very positive ecumenical trait. On the Feast, then, of the Divine Motherhood of Mary, Fr. Luis and Conchita spoke about this extraordinary prophecy already partly revealed by Our Lady on the previous October 1: "Ah, the Churches will be reunited? . . . Yes, they will be reunited! . . ." Conchita rejoiced over this formidable prophetic news. In November 1965, the visionary, as she had already done many times since October 11, 1961, confirmed the accuracy of that great revelation to the German editor, Albrecht Weber. She also clarified somewhat what the Blessed Virgin had told her concerning the great Church event to come.

"She (Our Lady) again told us that the divided (Churches) will reunite. There will be only one 'religion.' A better translation: "The Christian Churches will then be One in the Catholic Church."

In the light of such a prophetic revelation, the meaning and scope of the "one, Catholic, apostolic and Roman Church" that the visionaries, in ecstasy, had professed for the first time on August 1, 1961, at the time of the recitation of the Creed, acquired their full significance.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 107]

The hopes and dreams of so many people are wrapped up in this small excerpt! Especially in these days of world chaos, especially religious wars, the prophecy that all will believe and enter the Roman Catholic Church is awesome! Many have said that it will take an 'Act of God' to reunite all the different Christian Churches into One. But what about the Jews, the Moslems, the many different religions of India and Africa? Yes, they too will convert and believe! What a beautiful world we will have then, I pray this all happens soon!!!
Deacon John

Sunday, May 23, 2010

From Mark Mallett: Some Questions/Answers


Some Questions and Answers


OVER the past month, there have been several questions which I feel inspired to respond to here… everything from fears over Latin, to storing up food, to financial preparations, to spiritual direction, to questions on visionaries and seers. With God's help, I will try to answer them.



Friday, May 21, 2010




This day both the "first Saturday of the month" of the Holy Rosary and the "Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary" was a moment extremely rich in meaning. We point out only one element here: the young visionaries, in ecstasy, cried out in unison: "Viva Santo Domingo que lo (i.e. el "Rosario") ha fundado!" ("Long live St. Dominic who 'founded' the Rosary") as they were reciting the rosary. Will not the "inspired" reaction of these four girls be used later as a powerful counterproof against the current "revisionism" attempting to prove that St. Dominic of Guzman was not really at the main origin of the Rosary? This would belie, it seems, all his preaching to the poor, accompanied and punctuated by the intense recitation of decades of Aves. In 1571, after Lepanto, St. Pius V, a Dominican Pope, would codify the fifteen mysteries as they are still recited today. The 'mysteries', as we have said above, were thus an integral part of the recitation of the Rosary . . . for the first time in a great Marian Apparition!
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 106]

Another manifestation of the supernatural, as the girls must have had a vision of St. Dominic as they prayed the Rosary! Notice that it was in unison that they exclaimed "Viva Santo Domingo" so it must have been the Holy Spirit who enlightened them all together!

Yes, the 'mysteries'! How can we not pray the Rosary without thinking about the 'mystery'? Some say it's hard for them to keep the mystery in their mind. Well, there is a couple of solutions to this problem . . .
1. Before each decade say a little meditation on the 'mystery' to keep your mind on it as you pray the ten Hail Mary's.

2. Another way to do this is between each Hail Mary read a scripture verse regarding the mystery. There are a few Scriptual Rosary Booklets on sale out there.

3. Or what I love to do is add a few words regarding the mystery during the Hail Mary. It goes like this: Let's say the mystery is "The Nativity". You pray the "Our Father", then start a Hail Mary. When you get to "blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus . . ." you add "who was born in Bethlehem". Then continue on with "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners . . ." You do this with all ten Hail Mary's, saying the same words. This keeps your mind on the mystery, even if you're driving a car or jogging in the park! By the way, this way of praying the Rosary was approved by Pope Paul VI, of happy memory!
God love you and please pray for me and my wife!
Deacon John

Wednesday, May 19, 2010



This was a unique day. In fact, there were no apparitions or Holy Communion given by the Angel. On this Feastday of St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusians, the intention here was very likely to honor the typical solitude, silence and pure contemplation of this renowned monastic Order. It has been said, and rightly so, that this Order has never been "reformed," since . . . it was never "deformed"!
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 106]

That's an interesting pun at the end of that paragraph . . ."that this Order has never been reformed, since it was never deformed"! If you look at all the different Orders in our holy Church, i.e.: Franciscans; Carmelites; Salesians; Jesuits, etc., etc., you will find that many times certain small groups broke off from the main group to reform the Order. Usually they want to go back to the Original Rule of the founder, like St. Francis, because the monks were very lax or disregarded the Original Rule altogether. Some of these reformers were treated very badly by their monk brothers and sisters. St. John of the Cross was imprisoned by the Carmelites and so were many others. Some reformers were NOT saints, like Luther and King Henry the Eight! But the point is that the Carthusians, founded by Saint Bruno, stayed true to their founders ideals and the Orders Rule.

What about us? Are we the type that wants to change things for the sake of change or stay with the Rule that Holy Mother Church has guided us with for 2000 years? I personally follow Jesus Christ, the invisible Head, who founded our Church and Pope Benedict XVI, the visible head, who leads the Church today! Sadly, today. there are many "reformers" who have broken away from Holy Mother, the Church, and they are NOT saints. They want married priests; women priests; homosexual priests; contraception & abortion; divorce & remarriage; and some even deny todays Eucharist as valid! Let us pray that after the "Warning", all will rejoin the One, Holy, Catholic Church and the Body of Christ will be ONE!
Deacon John

Monday, May 17, 2010

From Mark Mallett: the World is Going to Change


The World is Going to Change


AS I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, I heard the words clearly in my heart:
The world is going to change.
The sense is that there is an enormous event or turn of events coming, which will change our day to day lives as we know them. But what? As I have pondered this question, a few of my writings have come to mind…

At the end of 2007, I heard in my heart the words that 2008 would be the Year of the Unfolding. Not that everything would unfold at once, but that there would be definitive beginnings. Indeed, in the autumn of that year, we saw the beginnings of an economic collapse, so rapid, so deep, so broad, that it is continuing to shake the foundations of global stability. As a result, it has sparked an open demand from several world leaders for a "new world order." This demand has not diminished, but only increased as world leaders push for "global solutions" and even a "global currency." Pope Benedict has warned in his new encyclical that such globalization must be properly guided:
…without the guidance of charity in truth, this global force could cause unprecedented damage and create new divisions within the human family. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, Ch. 2, v.33x
Herein lies the concern: world leaders are not moving toward an embrace of the Gospel and the culture of life, but an anti-gospel and a culture of death. I have written about this in my new bookThe Final Confrontation, explaining how this battle was foreseen by the Holy Fathers and announced by John Paul II (see alsoBenedict, and The New World Order).
However, I don’t believe that all these world leaders are evil men with an evil plan. In fact, I believe there are few truly evil people in the world—but that there are many souls that are truly deceived. In this regard, another writing continually comes back to mind in which I had the impression in my heart that an angel was crying out over the earth the words:

The spirit of the world, which is rightly called the spirit of antichrist, is so thick and pervasive, that many even in the Church do not see it. We have collectively been numbed not only to the reality of what is unfolding around us, but we "devout Christians" do not realize how far we have fallen. Jesus’ words come to mind:
I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Rev 2:4-5)
What is the love we had at first? It was a burning zeal for souls.This thirst for souls is what led our Savior to the Cross, it is what drove St. Paul across land and sea, St. Ignatius to the lions, St. Francis to the poor, St. Faustina to her knees. The heartbeat of the Christian should be the heartbeat of the Savior: a desire to save souls from the fires of hell. When we have lost this desire, we have lost our heartbeat, and Christians, the Church, will seem as nearly dead. How is it that we have arrived at a time when "going to Mass" is equated to being a good Catholic? The Great Commission of the Church—of every single believer—is "to make disciples of all the nations." Pope Paul VI said the Church exists to evangelize.  Is the Lord not saying to us today:
Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command?  (Luke 6:46)
It is in this climate, in fact, that an angel from God now warns you and I: the Church has been handed over for her purification, and the instrument of this purification will be a world order thatcontrols. How? Through a spirit of fear. For the opposite of love is fear. Love is free, it gives, it believes, it trusts. Fear chains the mind, it clutches freedom, it doubts, it refuses absolutes, and trusts no one. Thus, the environment, the economyplague andwar will become the catalysts of this purification, that is, the seals of Revelation. They are becoming the means by which mankind will be controlled, whether the crises are real or man-made.
A Canadian "mystic", whom I have come to know and believe may be genuinely hearing the Lord, is a woman who goes by the name "Pelianito". In one of her brief meditations, she echoes words that I am beginning to hear consistently from many souls throughout the world: It is worth discerning such voices:
My child, pray! For a silence and a sadness is coming to my people. My children have turned against me. I am betrayed once again into the hands of the enemy. Who will stay with me at the foot of the cross? Who will run and scatter? Little child, pray for grace, the grace to stay at the foot of the cross with our Mother. A day will come when all that is familiar will be changed or gone. I say this not to cause you anxiety, but to prepare your heart for the coming trial. Remember always that I am with you. Remember the prayer, and pray it often. Pray it with my Mother at the foot of the cross. Through her tears and anguish she never lost faith—’Jesus I trust in you.’ —see

If we respond with fear to this message, it is because we are not yet fully trusting in God’s plan and presence in our lives. He is here! He is with us! With Him, Hope is ever present! But it is not a hope divorced from reality. Pope Benedict reaffirmed recently what has been a central theme on this website: that the Church will follow Christ in His Passion.
The Church walks the same path and suffers the same destiny as Christ since she acts not on the basis of any human logic or relying on her own strength, but instead she follows the way of the cross, becoming, in filial obedience to the Father, a witness and a traveling companion for all humanity. Message for 83rd World Mission Day; Sept 7th 2009, Zenit News Agency
In one sentence, the Holy Father places all things in context. The Church must take up the "destiny" of Christ, but in so doing, she will become "a witness and a traveling companion for all humanity." How beautiful are these words. For when these last trials of our era shake the planet to her foundations, when the world as you and I know it vanishes like mist in a fire, know that the hour of the Church’s greatest witness will have arrived. And our cry, our song, our word must be this: HE IS MERCY. HE IS ALL MERCY. TRUST IN HE WHO IS MERCY. We will witness His mercy, and Mercy will become the generous companion of all who embrace Him.
The time of our preparation is going to end, and the world as we know it is going to change. But when it does, and when The Final Confrontation is over, the world will change for the better. For Christ has already won the battle.
Today, if we pay close attention, if we do not perceive only the darkness but also what is light and good in our time, we see how faith makes men and women pure and generous, and educates them to love. Weeds exist also in the bosom of the Church and among those whom the Lord has called to His special service. But the light of God has not gone out, the good wheat has not been choked by the weeds of evil… Is the Church, then, a place of hope? Yes, because from her the Word of God comes ever and anew, purifying us and showing us the path of faith. She is a place of hope because in her the Lord continues to give Himself to us in the grace of the Sacraments, in the words of reconciliation, in the multiple gifts of His consolation. Nothing can darken or destroy all this, and so we should be glad amidst all the tribulations. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, May 15th, 2010, Vatican City, VIS

This writing was first published September 26th, 2009. It has been updated as these words are only increasing in urgency and imminence.



Pastor Don Valentin


First day and also first Sunday of the "month of the Holy Rosary" Conchita, at the end of a nocturnal ecstasy, told Don Valentin that she had just learned something from the Blessed Virgin which was far more important than anything that the pastor of Garabandal had been able to note until now. It dealt almost certainly with the future conversion of Protestants or Anglicans, according to what Conchita herself told Placido Ruiloba at that time: "Why do you criticize the Protestants, since 'soon' [better said 'without delay' ('pronto'), since that Spanish word does not in effect mean necessarily 'soon,' but rather the fact that an event will occur 'fast and unhindered'], we will be reunited (or "ONE" - comunes)". Our Lady would reveal gradually to the visionary the first element of a future "major Church event," that is, "the perfect Unity of all Christians at last being accomplished, the very "reunification of Churches" in the Unique Church of Christ! True she began revealing it, one might reasonably think, through the deceased Padre Luis, from August 15, 1961 on other people there. Kind of a prophetic preview and experience of the future worldwide AVISO? [The Warning].

As to Maximo Foerschler, a German engineer and a fervent Protestant, he went to San Sebastian de Garabandal for the first time on the 13th of October 1961. Later he was to return there many times. The Blessed Virgin said of him to the visionaries, that "he believes in God, but little in Me. He will believe . . .". Effectively, that is what was to happen. Very quickly convinced of the supernatural authenticity of Garabandal when he was still a Protestant, Mr. Foerschler would eventually write his testimony in a remarkable document addressed to Msgr. Beitia Aldazabal.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, pages 105-106]

Already, Our Lady is giving the girls some prophecies, which actually are quite amazing! In our present time, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict is going out of his way trying to reunite the Eastern Church with Rome. He even risked his life by going to Turkey and celebrated Divine Liturgy with the Patriarch. He has released his Motu Proprio on the Traditional Mass and the Vatican issued a Document on the Nature of the Catholic Church! Why? Because it is God's will that we be ONE. And it is our duty to pray for this unity, as Jesus prayed "Father, may they be one, as we are One." And not just the Eastern Churches, but all Christianity must be One. 

So as we pray for this unity, Our Lady tells us that it will be through a direct intervention of God that it will happen. The Warning, when everyone on earth will see how they are offending God and each other. Our Lady had said in another apparition in Egypt: "I have said: The Church is the kingdom of Heaven on earth. He who divides it has done wrong, and he who rejoices in its division has also done wrong. My children be united!." 

Yes , sadly, there are Christians who rejoice that they are separated from the Catholic Church. I have even heard Catholics slander our separated brethren. I look forward to this great day of unification, when we will all be ONE. How about you?
Deacon John

Friday, May 14, 2010



Here again, we set the following scene approximately on this Sunday, then also the Feast of the "Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi": Conchita, in ecstasy, is holding in her hand her small crucifix which appeared then to witnesses as "surrounded by a brilliant light."
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 105]

St. Francis is one of my favorite Saints! Yes, he received the "stigmata" from the Lord Jesus, who appeared to him as a flying angel! Very mystical!!! Did you know that St. Francis was also a deacon! He's my brother in the holy diaconate! He didn't go on to be ordained a priest. He stayed a deacon forever! I love his spirituality. As a matter of fact, I belong to a third order of Franciscans called "The Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis" (BSP). Here is their
web site: They would love to have you as a member!!!
Deacon John

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


The "film of sinners" unfolds before the eyes of Mari-Cruz and Conchita!


In the two Messages of Garabandal, the prediction of the Chastisement that will strike the entire human race, if the latter persists in its immoral behavior, strongly expresses what Msgr. Beitia Aldazabal, the principle titular bishop of Santander at the time of the apparitions and locutions, called "the doctrine of God offended by our sins." This expression occurs eight hundred times in the Bible. In the Old Covenant, it is already associated with the holiness of God. Horror of sin was instilled in the girls from the beginning of the apparitions by a Marian catechesis sustained and, at times, even highlighted with very painful ecstasies bearing on the iniquity of the world and the ordeals it would create.
While awaiting original complementary documents, we set this terrifying vision, during which the Blessed Virgin showed the "film of sinners" to the visionaries, on September 15, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Then the terrified protestations of the children were heard: "No, no! , , , What horror! How hideous! Take that away (from our sight) . . . Yes, sacrifices (for sinners)! . . ." And in pathetic attitudes of pleading, they called on Divine Mercy.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 105]

At Fatima the children were also shown scenes like this and even hell, and they were much younger then the girls from Garabandal! Little Jacinta and her brother Francisco spent themselves, even to death, for sinners from then on. Once they saw those images of the souls being tortured in hell, the scenes never left their young minds. It's a good lesson for us, to pray constantly for sinners! The children of Fatima's most popular prayer was:

"O my Jesus, this is for the love of You; for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the Holy Father . . ."
They offered this prayer whenever they made some sacrifice or had to suffer in some way. I try to remember to do the same thing!
God love You!
Deacon John 

Monday, May 10, 2010


The camera that took a photo of the Blessed Virgin.


From midnight to 4 A.M., Loli and Conchita had close to fifty ecstasies at Cochita's home.
Taking advantage of a moment of intermission, Reverend Ramon de la Riva, handed Conchita his old camera equipped with bellows and suggested that she take a photo of the Blessed Virgin. The girl rather handed the camera to Mari-Loli, then in ecstasy; she, not knowing anything about operating this camera, nevertheless went through the five steps needed to take a picture.
The photos were failures . . . The Blessed Virgin explained through the intermediary Mari-Loli to the good pastor of Barro, that "even if these photos had been better, he would not in any way have believed more than he already did."
Two other attempts, also by Mari-Loli, to "photograph" the Virgin of Mount Carmel (on March 12, 1962 and January 1, 1963) apparently did not come out any better.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 103]

People are always trying to take a picture of the supernatural! As if they would believe in God if they could see Him! But Jesus said "Blessed are they who have not seen, and yet have believed." (St. John 20:29) I have to admit, if someone says they have a miraculous picture, I want to see it out of curiosity. Sometimes God does allow the supernatural to break through and our weak faith is strengthened by seeing or hearing. I have a book with over 400 pictures of the events in Garabandal, many showing the girls levitating, marching backward down hills, many miraculous images. These help me to believe and strengthen my faith in Our Lady's apparitions. How about you? Do you need proof of God's existence? The Great Sign to come at Garabandal will help everyone to believe in God! That's Mary's promise!
God Bless+
Deacon John

Thursday, May 6, 2010

From Mark Mallett: Great Shaking, Great Awakening

Great Shaking, Great Awakening


IT'S a word converging from many parts of the world: a "great shaking" is coming, both physically and spiritually. Mark draws together various modern prophetic voices in the Catholic Church, including Sacred Scripture, to prepare the viewer for an event that may be coming sooner than later.

To watch this video, go to Embracing Hope TV.

Caution: this video is for a mature audiences only. 



Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Queen Fabiola and King Baudoin


The Belgian sovereign had already visited San Sebastian de Garabandal several times. Taking advantage of holidays he was spending in Spain with his wife of Spanish origin, Queen Fabiola, he returned to this village on September 12, 1961. He thus attended the ecstasies of that day and even found himself "bound" to one of the visionaries in a particular way. One of them made a step backward and stepped on his foot, to the point of keeping him rooted to the spot!

At the funeral Mass for King Baudoin (d. July 31, 1993), Cardinal Daneels (Malines - Brussels) dwelt at length on the "secret" of the deceased man. Under the cover of the monarch's public activities (the process of his possible beatification was even mentioned), flowed a calm and hidden spring: his life in God, to the rhythm of prayer and penance with a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin, whom he venerated very particularly as "Our Lady of Mount Carmel," and to the Eucharist. "The day will come when the Sovereign's 'secret' will be revealed, and the world will then be in amazement," explained Cardinal Daneels.

In the night of September 12 to 13, then Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, the girls, in ecstasy, recited the whole fifteen mysteries of the rosary . . .
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book page 101]

I'm trying to remember the comments I made about this excerpt. I think I said that there were many saintly Kings and Queens who led lives of Faith, Hope and Charity, helped their subjects in their needs and were devout! Then there were those like Henry the Eight and Elizabeth the First, and many others, who persecuted Catholics and murdered many priests, nuns, and laity. When I read those stories about how the English Saints were martyred, it sends chills up my spine. I ask myself 'How could these monarchs be so evil, murdering these innocent Christians and trying to destroy the Catholic Faith, the Church of Jesus Christ?'

Blessed Rodger Dickenson, Blessed Ralph Milner, and Blessed Lawrence Humphrey were some of the many Christian Catholic Martyrs in Europe.
These three martyrs lived in England during the time of Church persecution by Queen Elizabeth I. "Mr." Roger Dickenson was an undercover diocesan priest. Ralph Milner was a husband and father. He worked as a farm laborer and was brought into the Church through the good example of his neighbors. The day he made his First Communion he was put into prison for being a Catholic. The jailer liked Mr. Milner so his prison confinement was not strict at first. For several years, he went on "parole" to find supplies of food and whatever the other prisoners needed. While on parole, he was of great help to "Mr." Dickenson and Father Stanney, a Jesuit. The day came when Father Dickenson, too, was caught. He and Mr. Milner were brought to trial together. Father Dickenson was tried for the crime of being a Catholic priest. Mr. Milner was tried for helping Father Dickenson perform his ministry. The judge looked at the crowd in the courtroom. He thought of Mrs. Milner and the couple's eight children. He wanted to free Milner at all costs. "All you have to do," he said, "is visit a Protestant church, just for a few minutes, to say you have been there. I'll let you go free to be with your family." Mr. Milner quietly and firmly refused. He and Father Dickenson went bravely to their deaths. It was July 7, 1591. The third martyr, Lawrence Humphrey, had been brought into the Church by Father Stanney, S.J. He would not give up the faith he had so recently acquired. Lawrence was just twenty-one years old when he was martyred.

Oh! How our beloved Church has suffered these past 2000 years! No wonder Our Lord sweated Blood in the Garden the night before He died, seeing all this persecution before His eyes! Lord, have mercy on us! Father, forgive them, they know not what they do (I hope)!

Deacon John

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

From Mark Mallett: The Day is Coming [The Warning]

Courtesy National Geographic

This writing first came to me on the Feast of Christ the King, November 24th, 2007. I feel the Lord urging me to repost this in preparation for my next webcast, which deals with a very difficult subject… a great shaking that is coming. Please keep your eye out for that webcast later this week. For those who have not watched the Prophecy at Rome series on, it is a summary of all my writings and my book, and an easy way to grasp the "big picture" according to the Early Church Fathers and our modern popes. It is also a clear word of love and warning to prepare…

For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven… (Mal 3:19)

I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so… (Jesus, to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 1588)
The so-called "illumination of conscience" or "warning" may be drawing near. I have long felt that it may come in the midst of a great calamity if there is not a response of contrition for the sins of this generation; if there is not an end to the horrible evil of abortion; to the experimentation with human life in our "laboratories;" to the continuing deconstruction of marriage and the family—the foundation of society.  While the Holy Father continues to encourage us with encyclicals of love and hope, we should not fall into the error of presumption that the destruction of lives is insignificant.

I want to share the words of a soul who may be a prophet for our day. With all prophecy, it must be prayerfully discerned. But these words confirm what has been written on this website, and what the Lord is allegedly saying with urgency to many "prophets" today:
My people, the time of warning that has been foretold is soon to come to light. I have patiently pleaded with you, My people, yet too many of you continue to give yourselves to the ways of the world. Now is the time to take special heed to My words and embrace those in your families who are furthest away from Me. Now is the time to stand up and witness to them, for so many will be caught off guard. Welcome this time of persecution, for all who are mocked and persecuted for My sake will be rewarded in My kingdom.
This is a time when My faithful are being called to deep prayer. For in the blink of an eye you may be standing before Me. Do not rely on the things of man, rather, rely on the will of your Heavenly Father, for mans ways are not My ways and this world will be swiftly brought to its knees.
Amen! Amen, I say to you, for whoever takes heed to my words and lives for the kingdom will find the greatest reward with their Heavenly Father. Do not be like the foolish man who waits for the earth to begin to rock and tremble, for then you may perish… —Catholic seer, "Jennifer"; Words From Jesus, p. 183

David also prophesied of a time when the Lord would visit His people in the midst of a great trial:
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the mountains were shaken to their base: they reeled at his terrible anger. Smoke came forth from his nostrils and scorching fire from his mouth: coals were set ablaze from its heat.
He lowered the heavens and came down, a black cloud under his feet. He came enthroned on the cherubim, he flew on the wings of the wind. He made the darkness his covering, the dark waters of the clouds, his tent. A brightness shone out before him with hailstones and flashes of fire.
The Lord thundered in the heavens; the Most High let his voice be heard. (Psalm 18) 
Christ is our King, a just king. His judgments are merciful because He loves us. But chastisements can be mitigated through prayer and fasting.  In an informal statement given to a group of German Catholics in 1980, Pope John Paul apparently spoke, not so much about a physical chastisement but spiritual, although the two cannot be separated:
We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to give up even our lives, anda total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because it is only in this way that the Church can be effectively renewed. How many times, indeed, has the renewal of the Church been effected in blood? This time, again, it will not be otherwise. —Regis Scanlon, Flood and Fire, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, April 1994
And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In his kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible. –Sr. Lucia, one of the Fatima visionaries, in a letter to the Holy Father, May 12th, 1982. 
Let us enter into the deep prayer of the Bastion, especially in intercession for the many souls who remain asleep at this late hour. Let condemnation and judgment be far from us, and blessing and charity be near; let the temptation to call down justice upon our perceived enemies give way to compassion, sacrifice, and intercession on their behalf.
Do not despise the sinner for we are all guilty. If, for love of God, you rise up against him, mourn for him instead. Why do you despise him? Despise his sins but pray for him so that you may be like Christ, who did not get annoyed with sinners but prayed for them. Can’t you see how he wept over Jerusalem? For we, too, have been duped by the devil more than once. So why despise him whom the devil, who mocks us all, has deceived just like us? Why, O man, despise the sinner? Is it because he is not as just as you are yourself? But what happens to your justice from the moment you are without love? Why did you not weep for him? Instead, you persecute him. It is through ignorance that certain people get upset, believing themselves to have discernment into the deeds of sinners. —Saint Isaac the Syrian, 7th century monk

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Monday, May 3, 2010


Canon Julio Porro Cardenoso from
Tarragonna, a qualified theologian.


Canon Julio Porro Cardenoso became a convinced witness of the divine authenticity of the phenomena occurring at San Sebastian de Garabandal. He was to write later several books about them.
In the afternoon of his arrival, Don Valentin asked Dr. Porro to draw up some ten questions to be submitted to the Blessed Virgin through the visionaries, during their evening ecstasy. Mari-Loli took charge of this mission. Our Lady's answers are a "first" . . .:

"1. By what sins does the Blessed Virgin feel most offended? - The mortal ones.
2. What is the Blessed Virgin urging the Spaniards to do above all to amend themselves? - That they go to confession and receive Communion.
3. What sacrifices is she asking from Spain? - That "we may be good" (totally virtuous).
4. What are the sins of young people that hurt and offend her most? - No answer.
5. What sins of the parents offend her the most? - When they quarrel.
6. What social sin wounds the Heart of Jesus the most? - No answer.
7. Is the impact of the Message greater for Spain or for the whole world? - No answer.
8. What nation fulfills the commandment of Jesus Christ the best? - Spain.
9. What nation can be presented as a model to the faithful? - No answer.
10. Is the Message for the whole world or for Spain? - For the whole world.
11. Why do these things (i.e. the apparitions) occur at night? - No answer: the face of the Vision became clouded over with sadness . . ."
(Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 101)

It's amazing that anyone would question Our Lady, especially with these types of questions which seem so self centered in regards to Spain. But I guess we would probably ask the same in regard to America, thinking we are the greatest nation. Basically, Mother Mary is saying everyone needs to be good, be virtuous, go to confession often and receive Holy Communion often. And She doesn't like it when parents quarrel, especially in front of their children, it gives a bad example to them. She also was sad about night time because most sins are committed then.
Good advise, dear Mother! We will try to be good to please Jesus and You!
Deacon John

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Garabandal Miracle Flight

Garabandel Miracle Flight


$1000 per person
total price if paid
BEFORE the Warning
$1500 per person
total price if paid
AFTER the Warning

1) Full payments of $1000 per person before the Warning, and $1500 per person after the Warning will be accepted for the flight. One payment only. No deposits or partial payments accepted.

(When the miracle will be announced, we may only have 7 days to pay for the planes and make all the contacts and arrangements. This will not be the time to be collecting balances due.)

2) This fee will only include the round trip air fare from JFK airport... nothing else.

(We are going to try to get as many planes as weneed, each leaving from JFK airport only, going to Santander, Spain, about 50 miles from Garabandal.

We plan to get busses from Santander to as close as we can come to Garabandal, and helicopters for some of the handicapped. Dr. J. Dominguez, a Garabandal expert told me that it is estimated that as many as 25 million people could fit into the area where the pines will be visible. If even only 2 or 3 million come, the social amenities and land transportation may be extremely difficult.

But... we will try. However, it must be understood that we can make no promises about these provisions. The round-trip air transportation, God willing, may be all that we can hope to provide.)

3) All payments will be placed in a secured account, and you will receive a copy of the proof of your deposit into that account.

(If the 101 Foundation should change management or suffer financial reversals, your funds will remain fully protected by the US banking system.)

4) In writing, you may obtain a 100% refund at any time up to 4 days prior to departure with no interest and no penalty fee.

(Any interests earned in this account will be used for contingency expenses such as the helicopters, buses, and also to send some clergy free of charge. If it is possible, we hope to supply those clergy members listed in our clergy fund, who wish to go, with a free flight. It depends on how much interest we can accumulate. If the warning and miracle happen soon, it may be very little.)

5) You may change names on the reservation form with no penalty up to 4 days prior to departure.

(We realize that some persons who plan to go now, for various reasons, may be unable to participate when the time comes. Therefore, the payment made may easily be used for another person, if it should become necessary.)

6) Be prepared in the following ways:

A) Have a valid passport.
B) Purchase a sleeping bag and water canteen.
C) Because of road congestion, realize that much walking may be necessary. If you are handicapped, you must be accompanied by someone who can take care of you. Conditions may be very harsh (but the "greatest miracle of all time" will be worth the struggle).

7) If you have previously made a reservation with Fatima Travel, we have arranged to honor that commitment. Call for details.

God bless you. Please pray for the 101 Foundation.


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