Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2013

The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16, 2013

Dear Friends,

Today is our feast day - the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We remember you - Our Lady's Workers - especially in our prayers today. Please continue to pray for us.

Thank you, friends and benefactors, for your continued support of this organization dedicated to the promotion of Our Lady's Message of Garabandal and for your untiring efforts to make this message known throughout the world. We have good news to share with you today.

We are very pleased to report on the successful reception of our Youtube Channel - Message of Garabandal. Launched only six months ago, we have already attracted over 25,000 views for the online documentaries. This response has exceeded even our most optimistic hopes for promotion by way of this new platform. We are off to a strong start with no sign of slowing down.

We want to express our gratitude to our colleagues, fellow promoters in Portugal and Brazil, in France, in the Netherlands and Belgium, Germany and Poland, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia - as well as India, Spain, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and the Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Hungary and many others who have made this effort successful by their support.

In February of this year, the New York Center marked the forty fifth anniversary of its founding. Most of those present at the incorporation have passed away, many good people who offered their various talents to Our Lady of Mount Carmel over the decades are no longer with us. We remember their contributions today in the firm assurance that their works are known to God and rewarded in Heaven.

To celebrate this milestone, we completed the redesign of our eleven year old website - www.garabandal.us - in May. This website remains our tribute to those whose irreplaceable work is only now finding its widest audience.

Thanks to recent advances in online technology we have been able to incorporate full translation into sixty languages, streaming video, inclusive design for mobile phones and tablets, and a new archive for the legacy PDF content taken from the best writing of NEEDLES and GARABANDAL Magazine from 1972 through the last edition in 2002.

Since the re launch we have welcomed viewers from over 110 countries and territories. Traffic continues to flow steadily and the feedback we have received to date has been very positive.  

In our troubled times, the Message of Garabandal continues to spread across the globe and lately, it seems, with a greater sense of urgency than ever before.

Please remember to LIVE this Message Our Lady has give us: personal conversion, sorrow for sin, prayers of reparation, manifest love for our neighbors, humble sacrifices, ordinary penances, ardor for Christ in the Eucharist, prayer for priests, obedience to the lawful authority of the Church in union with the Holy Father, devotion to Saint Michael, filiation with the Mother of God signified by the brown scapular and our faithful recitation of the daily rosary.

Please continue to make this Message known as Our Lady requested. Begin with your family and associates. Advance these devotions Our Lady emphasized at Garabandal wherever you can without disturbing the peace of the community of all believers.

Finally, in this our Forty Fifth Anniversary year and the third year of the Golden Anniversary of the Apparitions, we would like to remember Richard Everson for his invaluable contribution in producing the groundbreaking Events of Garabandal  documentary in 1971.

How many people in these past decades have come to a deeper conviction of the reality of God, the love of the Holy Virgin, and the truth of Garabandal through this accomplishment? Would Garabandal have endured so securely through the passing years without the powerful visual impact of the filmed ecstasies and the strong evidence they have offered to the validity of the phenomena?

Events is the primary source for organization and inspiration for all those who have attempted to relate the story of Garabandal using photography and film - a method which Richard Everson pioneered for the English language audience. It is a contribution as valuable in its way as Conchita's Diary, the documented testimony of the eyewitnesses, and the writings of the priests and promoters of the first generation of Garabandalists.

Although displaced by The Message of Garabandal and the other documentaries of the Nineties, we have uploaded Events to our Youtube Channel as a tribute to Dick, a great friend to Joey Lomangino and the Workers of the New York Center. We thank God for his work today.

In Union of Prayer,

The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal

Lindenhurst, NY USA 
P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst, NY 11757-0606