Friday, January 2, 2015

She Went in Haste to the Mountain (Prologue)

She Went in Haste to the Mountain by Eusebio García de Pesquera O.F.M.
The monumental classic trilogy known as the "Bible of Garabandal".
Translated from the Spanish

Prologue

Se Fue con Prisas a la Montaña. (She Went in Haste to the Mountain.)

The author begins this book with the same words that St. Luke (1:39) used to begin his Gospel account of the Visitation of the Blessed virgin to St. Elizabeth.
Nineteen centuries ago Mary journied to visit Elizabeth in a place that the original Vulgate Bible called the Montaña. Now in the 20th century the province of Santander, also named the Montaña, is the site of another visitation. Mary had previously come to the Montaña on September 15, 1605, appearing with the infant Jesus to shepherd children in the presence of a beautiful statue.
From this appearance came the offical title La Bien Apparecida, Reina Y Madre de la Montaña (The True Apparition, Queen Mother of the Mountain) by which she has since been venerated as Patronnes of la Montaña.

In the year 1961, on July 2nd, the feastday of the Visitation, the Virgin came once more to the Montaña—to Garabandal. With St. Michael, the Angel of the Apocalypse, she came to visit mankind through four young girls. On her arm she carried a scapular sacerdotal maniple with a mountain on it to show that this was Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Mount Carmel, shrouded in unfathomable secrets related to the Mother of God, has apocalyptic significance as the mountain of the prophet Elias who is to return at the end of the world. Described in this book are an astonishing prophecy about the present Pope John Paul II, enigmatic allusions to the end of the times, and many other cryptic eschatological episodes related to the final book of the Bible and Christ’s prophecy of the final times of the world. The intriguing elements, together with the Virgin’s appearance under the Mount Carmel title,
give these apparitions exceptional importance.
This book concisely presents the history of the most unusual supernatural event of modern times. Seen by hundreds of thousands of people, with thousands of testimonies, and thousands of ecstasies, it still remains largely unexplained, a secret and mysterious preternatural marvel, unlike anything that has ever happened before or will happen again. This book is the astounding true story of Mary’s coming in haste to the mountain.

In the beginning God created heaven and earth.
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And He said, “Let the earth bring forth green foliage and plants that produce seed, and the
fruit tree yielding fruit on the earth according to its kind, having seed within itself.” And it
was so done . . . And God saw that it was good.
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And God said, (to the man) “Behold I have given you every seed bearing plant upon the
earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your food.”
(Genesis 1: 1, 11, 29)
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And the serpent said to the woman, “No you shall not die the death . . . On whatever day you
shall eat from it . . .” And the woman saw the tree was good to eat and delightful to behold,
with a delicious appearance. And she took the fruit and ate.
(Genesis 3: 4-6)

Thus the Bible tells us about the beginning of things: the commencement of man’s history. Appearing on the first and most decisive scene of our destiny: God, the evil spirit, a woman, and the mysterious apple tree. And so were enacted the world’s first sin, the Creator’s first pardon, the beginning of an existence marked by labor and pain, but not without hope.
What took place at the beginning of history—mankind’s great adventure—also transpired at
the beginning of another adventure—the epic of Garabandal.
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[I will try to post a page of this great work each day, God willing! Please keep me in your prayers!
Deacon John ]