Who is like God in GarabandalIn Catholic teachings, Saint Michael is viewed as the leader of the Army of God.
From the time of the apostles, he has been invoked and honored as the
protector of the Church. Scripture describes him as "one of the chief
princes" and the leader of heaven's forces in their triumph over the
powers of hell.[
Michael defeats Satan twice, first when he ejects Satan from Paradise,
and then in the final battle of the end times. In his classic book Lives of the Saints, priest and hagiographer Alban Butler, defined the role of Saint Michael as follows:
is like God?" was the cry of Archangel Michael when he smote the rebel
Lucifer in the conflict of the heavenly hosts. And when Antichrist shall
have set up his kingdom on earth, it is St Michael who will unfurl once
more the standard of the cross, sound the last trumpet, bind together
the false prophet and the beast and hurl them for all eternity into the
It was Saint Michael who vanquished Satan and drove him out of heaven. In the Book of Revelation (12:7-9) Saint John wrote of Michael's role in the War in Heaven where he hurls Satan and the fallen angels out of heaven to earth:
there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong
enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was
hurled down — that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads
the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with
By Fr. Eusebio De Pesquera
for NEEDLES - Spring, 1973
think that this is the first time-and for the time being- the only one-
in which this manifest presence has happened since the beginning of
what is called the Marian Era, which began, one might say, with the
apparition of the (Miraculous Medal) Virgin in Paris in 1830.
which we can already call “historic”, opens and closes with the
intervention of St. Michael: June 18, 1961-June 18, 1965. Neither the little girls nor the witnesses could measure the importance of this fact. Let us see if we can.
teaching has always represented St. Michael as the first of all the
celestial beings or spirits. He is the instrument of God in all the
greatest of his undertakings. It is he who keeps watch at the head of
all the elect: the guardian angel of the Synagogue in its day, and now
of the Church. It is he, as “Prince of the heavenly Army,” who leads the
front line of battle against the Powers of the abyss.
In the last
book of Holy Scripture-the pages of which conclude the history of
Salvation-St. Michael appears as the angel of the last and decisive
battles. So, we may well wonder if we have entered the last and
conclusive lap of history. The time when Satan was prevented “from
harming the nations” (Apocalypse) has obviously come to an end. Today
the nations who formed part of Christianity have either shamelessly
apostasized, declaring themselves officially atheist, or have ended up
by accepting, in law, an official ignoring of God.
Leo XIII had
his own unknown and powerful reasons for ordering the recitation at the
end of all Masses, simple or solemn, the prayer which opens with the
words, “Archangel St. Michael, defend us in the day of battle.”
This prayer was maintained until, just during the days of Garabandal,
the Hierarchy thought it opportune to eliminate the prayers after Mass.
That does not authorize us to think that such prayers were useless or
that we can now neglect the invocations to St. Michael as if the battle
were already won: the situation within the Church and the signs of the
times lead us rather to think the contrary.
The great days have
only just begun, perhaps?… and the Woman enemy of the Dragon and the
Angel of the final battles are about to engage in a really decisive
action in our midst.? Let us give close attention to what they may
demand of us.
One evening in September, 1961 Dona Maria Herrero de
Gallardo happened to be alone with Conchita in the latter’s kitchen.
Seizing the opportunity, Dona Maria said:
“Tell me about the
Virgin, Conchita.”–What do you want me to tell you? There is so much to
say! One detail is very interesting: the Virgin, when she recites the
Gloria, bows her head with extraordinary reverence. Another detail: her
way of looking at you; she gives you the impression that, rather than
looking at you, she is looking at the whole world…and in such a way! No
one else can give such a look!”
“And what do you say about St. Michael?”—“That
everything began with him. He came for the first time on June 18,
preceded by a flash of lightning and by a noise as of thunder which
impressed us very much.”
“That doesn’t surprise me,
Conchita. Don’t you know that St. Michael is the Prince of the heavenly
Army, God’s standard-bearer, the conqueror of Satan, etc.? …– No, indeed
I knew nothing about that.”
Who can say that the presence
of such a one (at Garabandal ) does not point to the fact that we have
entered the decisive times indicated in the last book of Holy Scripture?
day, on the banks of the Tigris, Daniel, the old prophet of the
eschatological times to come, was told: “In these days, there will arise
Michael, who remains near the children of your people; he is the great
Prince. It will be a time of anguish such as has never been experienced
before” (Dan 12:1-3).
In all sincerity, friends, I am sharing with
you my impression that the presence, so manifest, of St. Michael in the
mystery of Garabandal, gives us much food for thought.
Comment : That's Garabandal, from the beginning till the end under the
protection and presence of the Archangel Saint Michael himself, the
Supreme ennemy of satan and the Gardian of the Church, only Michael is
called an Archangel in the Bible, The Archangel who vanquished satan and
drove him out of heaven, seen last time in Fatima, he arrived in
Garabandal on June 18 1961 and left on June 18 1965, his presence in
Garabandal during 4 Years bring us directly to the last Book of Holy
Scripture, The book of Revelation called also the Apocalypse, with our
Lady of Mount Carmel, the Garden of God, Saint Michael the Archangel,
who is like God and the Sacred Heart of our Lord, Garabandal has been
blessed by the Hand of God for eternity but before to leave us, the
Archangel had a last message from our Lady, the Mother of God, please
let me remind it to you again :
Since my message of
October 18, 1961 has not been complied with and has not been made much
known to the world, I will tell you that this is the last one. Before
the chalice was filling now it is overflowing.
Cardinals, many Bishops, and many Priests are on the path of perdition
and they take many souls with them. To the Eucharist, there is given
less and less importance. We should avoid the wrath of God on us by our
good efforts. If you ask pardon with your sincere soul God will pardon
you. It is I, your mother, who through the intercession of St. Michael,
wish to say that you amend, that you are already in the last warnings
and that I love you much and do not want your condemnation. Ask Us
sincerely and we will give to you. You should sacrifice more. Think of
the passion of Jesus.
And they said to me, here
Aviso, you believe or not it's not the problem but please try to never
denigrate this village as it's also the village of Saint Michael, you
know the Archangel, known also as who is like God and Prince of the Army