Thursday, July 15, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1962

Headstone honoring site of St. Michael's apparition


On the second day of the week of Corpus Christi, the solemn Feast of the Eucharistic mystery and related devotions, the Archangel St. Michael appeared to the children at the very site of the calleja, there where, one year before, he had stood for the first time. This anniversary prefigured another one, that of June 18, 1965, the day on which the angel delivered the second Message of Garabandal to Conchita.

In very impressive circumstances, Mari-Loli and Jacinta again had the vision of the ordeals of the Pre-Aviso, but also the revelation of the future Aviso and even a preview of the conditional Chastisement, although it then seemed that it is inexorably destined to happen, and that only an attitude of "sincere repentance and prayer could kind of prepare us for it." We might sum up here the words of the Blessed Virgin, as later written and signed by the two visionaries Mari-Loli and Jacinta): a very softened commentary of the scenes they had attended that night, and which proved to be much more terrifying yet than the "two nights of tears" (28th and 29th of July 1961).

All through the "events" of Garabandal, Conchita was to receive many insights on the period of the Pre-Aviso but she would be informed, as we shall see later, about the Warning as such only on January 1, 1965. This "explains" her absence on the evening of June 19, 1962.
As to Mari-Loli herself, the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel would eventually (Fall 1962) reveal to her both the year of the Aviso and the lapse of time ("less than one year") between that future extraordinary "event" and the day of the great Miracle.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 133-134]

These children must have been terrified at seeing these "chastisements"  that were shown them. It reminds me of the 3 children of Fatima, when they were shown the vision of hell, with demons and the damned in the fires, tossing and turning. Scary for us, imagine what goes through a child's mind when seeing these visions. And yet, God, and Our Lady did indeed show these visions to the children, at Fatima, and at Garabandal, so that we adults would "get the message" that if we don't be good, don't convert our lives, this is what will happen to us. If an adult received these visions of hell and punishment and chastisements, they would probably either not tell everything or distort the message because they either were too afraid that nobody would believe it or ashamed. Not so with children, who will pass along the message, the vision intact, not thinking of themselves or peoples feelings.
We also now know that the Warning will be followed by the great Miracle with-in the same year. The Warning will prepare the world for the Miracle, so that " all will believe!"  I can't wait. I hope I'm around to see these great supernatural events that will manifest the power of God and prove His existence!!! How about you?
Deacon John