Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1st 2014 New York Garabandal Center Update

The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
May 1, 2014 To the Ends of the Earth
Dear Friends,
Today marks one year since the launch of the redesigned, the official website for the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New York.
In that year, we have welcomed over 40,000 unique visitors from about 150 countries. Views on our YouTube channel Message of Garabandal continue to accumulate and now exceed 50,000 for the online documentaries. With God’s blessing and your help much has been accomplished in the past year towards the furtherance of the global promotion of the Message of Garabandal.
Many years ago, we used to keep a large wall map at the Center with colored pushpins marking the advance of the Message; each envelope opened from a new location would be matched with a pushpin on the map marking the boundaries of our promotion.
Today, Google provides us with the digital version. When a visitor comes to the site, their country on the world map turns blue. It is a wonder and a consolation for us to see the countries and cities light up for Garabandal.
We are astonished by the extremities the Message has reached, the very ends of the earth. From Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand to the mines of Norilsk in northern Russia, across the continents to Cape Town, South Africa, north over the Mediterranean and Baltic as far as Tromso and Porsanger in Norway, south across the Atlantic to Rio Gallegos in Argentina, north to the frozen outposts near the roof of the world, Igloolik and Yellowknife in Canada and Fairbanks, Alaska on to Hawaii and Fiji with many points in between in a given day, every day without stopping, one day into the next.
We are grateful to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and to Saint Michael the Archangel for obtaining for us the grace to persevere in this holy work and permitting us, after many years sowing, the reward of seeing this abundant harvest rising in real time.
Since we wrote to you last July, we have also said many goodbyes.
In November, Conchita’s husband, Patrick Keena, passed away from cancer. The small church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was filled to capacity; the pews and even the choir loft taken by rows of religious and also by many young families. Of the seven priests, the presider from his place before the alter told the congregation he believed Patrick to be a saint. The funeral mass was a joyful requiem for this humble man, a faithful father and husband, a good friend, a gentle patriarch – at the threshold of paradise.
In February, Rachael and Silvio Leonti retired as coordinators of the New York Center. They have been associated with the work of Our Lady of Mount Carmel since the late seventies when Rachael was relieved of debilitating back pain upon venerating Our Lady’s kissed medal.
The last few years have been very difficult for them, now both well into their eighties, and this last hard winter laid the final straw. They have departed for the warmer climate and to the care of their children. We are profoundly grateful for their friendship and for four decades of selfless labor and devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Recently we completed the total distribution of our entire inventory of materials. With the success of the Internet promotion the time has come to wind this facet of the work down. Found in one of the final outgoing batches – the Chaplet of Saint Michael bound for Russia. This was a good way to end our forty five year campaign to promote the Message of Garabandal through the mail.
Remember that during the locution of December 8, 1964, Our Lord spoke to Conchita concerning the conversion of Russia and the Great Miracle saying, “She will also be converted and thus all will love Our Hearts.” These words come back to us as we watch the changing times.
In the past, we have accepted donations to defray the cost of shipping gratis materials around the world. With the closing of the inventory, we will no longer need this assistance and cannot accept it in the future. Thank you for so many years of faithful support.
One last farewell – Many will remember the little yellow house in Lindenhurst which for thirty five years was the very center of the global promotion of the Message of Garabandal. Since 2002, we have used this house mainly for storage – inventory and documents – but the incursions of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy have left the facility unsuitable for this purpose and it has been sold.
The 1963-64 Anniversary marks a personal half century commitment to Garabandal for Joey Lomangino.
Joey is alive and well, although now stripped of his once extraordinary stamina and memory. Nearly eighty-four, he is no longer able to meet the public but continues to hold fast to the promise of the Great Miracle and his new eyes given for God’s glory. He accepts God’s holy will for his life and passes his time in expiation and quiet prayer. He remembers you and all the Workers in his daily rosaries.
From time to time, rumors may surface about Joey – his health or even his untimely demise. We ask everyone not to become concerned unless we confirm it in writing by an email to our subscriber list sent directly from the official address for the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New York
Joey is irreplaceable, our founder and the driving force of this organization. Without him, we could not carry on in good faith and the work would, of necessity, pass to others.
We remain guided by Joey’s directive that the Message of Garabandal be made available gratis to anybody in the world who wishes to know it via the Internet.
Joey believes Garabandal belongs to the entire Church and we must begin to prepare for that singular day when all eyes are opened and our unique mission, which is to advance the Message of Garabandal in these final days before the Great Events, is concluded.
We will keep this email connection open and will use this channel to relay Conchita’s Eight Day Announcement of the Great Miracle.
We look forward to celebrating the final year of the Golden Anniversary in 2015.
Remember, every day, the Morning Offering of Reparation, Mass and Communion, the Rosary, the Scapular and Devotion to Saint Michael.
Please continue to pray and promote.
Live the Message of Garabandal.
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
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