Monday, August 30, 2010



This feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was highlighted by the magnificent ecstasy of Conchita who ran through the village, while singing the rosary for more than an hour. According to the visionary, "the rosary is a very important part of the Message of Our Lady at Garabandal." Recommended by the Blessed Virgin at La Salette, at Lourdes, at Fatima and also at Pontmain, all the Popes of modern times have also advocated it. It is the "Breviary of the whole Gospel," according to Pius XII. The rosary, as recited and even sung at San Sebastian de Garabandal, was already in itself a kind of irrefutable proof of the authenticity of the phenomena for may witnesses, notably for priests fascinated by the quality and the supernatural emotion perceived, when recited (i.e. prayed and at times sung, as we said) by the seers in ecstasy.
On that day as well, the Blessed Virgin kissed Loli's Missal page by page. As to Msgr. Beitia's 1st Note, see hereafter the following days.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 151]

Yes, the Rosary is a great prayer because it is Our Lady's prayer, given to us through her to St. Dominic. And it is a miniature Gospel, especially if it is prayed correctly by meditating on the
mysteries . . .

My favorite way to pray it is the Scriptural Rosary. This way my mind is always on the Mystery and does not stray . . .

The Missal pages that Our Lady kissed were cut into small pieces and inserted into medals that were struck showing an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I have a few of these. Our Lady told the seers that "Jesus would perform prodigies for those who venerate the kissed objects!" Many people have reported healings and miracles after kissing the relics. A lot of these reports are being documented, so that they will be used as evidence for the approval of the apparitions by the Church sometime in the future. You can still get a "kissed relic" from 'Garabandal Magazine' and also, I believe, at one of the Garabandal Web Sites on my Favorite Links.

Deacon John