Wednesday, June 18, 2008


de Garabandal, Inc.

P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst, New York 11757-0606 Phone 631-226-4408 • Fax 631-226-0619 •

June, 2008
Dear Friends of Our Lady, In 1968, Joey Lomangino and several early promoters decided to organize the promotion of the Message of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal given in Spain in 1961 and 1965. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal in America.

At the time of the apparitions, Our Lady said to Conchita, “The House of Charity that Joey will
establish in New York will give great glory to God.” No one knew exactly what that would entail nor could they imagine the span of time required for the work to be accomplished and for things to come to fruition in the fullness of time.

The work of the New York Center has always been the worldwide promotion of the Message in the various
opportunities and methods available each decade.Yet under the surface, it has been the workers who have benefited most from the grace and privilege of working for Our Lady.

All who have been associated with the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lindenhurst can attest
to countless good works, conversions, vocations of all kinds as well as miracles and healings, great and small, over the past forty years. For many years, the Center also indirectly promoted the cause of Padre Pio and we are confident that having seen the Holy Capuchin made a saint in our time, we will endure by Our Lady’s assistance to the fulfillment of the Warning and Miracle.

Garabandal is for a world in crisis. But it is exactly for this reason that it is a message of
hope. Standing behind the wonderful and terrible predictions are the enduring support and concern of the supernatural order for the Church and Humanity. Our Lord and Our Lady are extremely solicitous for us and will pursue a fallen world to the brink of chaos and renew it if we will only cooperate. “I love you very much and do not want your condemnation,” are the pleading words of a pierced and tender heart, the heart of a mother.

Garabandal promises such impressive events not as an empty display of spectacle but to reinforce
belief and inspire faith in the existence of the Divine to a world that has reached lukewarm ambivalence. As Marian Christians and believers in the apparitions we should never lose sight of the wonderful hope Our Lady has given us at Garabandal.

It is fitting at such anniversaries to remember all those whose contributions increased the spread of
the Message around the world for forty years and to express gratitude to God for the great graces we have received and the wonderful things we have witnessed in service to Our Blessed Mother.

Due to repeated requests, we have compiled a list of the most recurring questions sent to us by letter and email.We encourage all to spend time reading and learning the basic facts of the apparitions from the original sources found on our website. Thank you, our friends and benefactors, for your continued prayerful support of this apostolate. Great days are coming!

10 Questions from Our Website:
1. How is Joey?
Joey Lomangino suffered a serious heart attack in 1999 that ended his public life. Since that time, his age and his health have kept him from actively participating in the day to day work of the apostolate. He no longer speaks publicly on Garabandal and Padre Pio. He maintains an intense and active prayer life and looks forward to the Miracle as the culmination of his work on behalf of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Your emails are read to him and your intentions are remembered in his daily rosaries.

2. When is the Warning?

Hopefully, soon. The Message of Garabandal is for a world in crisis. As the events approach their 50th Anniversary, it is clear that the Message of Garabandal has passed the test of time. The most controversial elements of the Message which were considered scandalous in the 1960s have been made plain, especially Our Lady’s warning of the turmoil and confusion arising from inside the Church. With the passing of Pope John Paul II we have entered a new era that will witness the renewal of the Church resulting from the occurrence of the Warning and Miracle. Great days are coming!

3. Where are the Visionaries?

The “girls” of Garabandal are all alive, approaching their late fifties and some are grandmothers. The apparitions ended in 1965 and the visionaries have received no further public messages since that time. They all promote Our Lady’s Message in their own way. We respect their privacy and the privacy of their families. We ask all who promote Garabandal to do the same.

4. Has the Church’s Position Changed?

There has been no official change in the Church’s position. Garabandal may be promoted as long as it is clearly stated that the events remain under investigation. Pilgrims may visit and priests administer sacraments in the village. There has been a recent and favorable change towards the apparitions in the private opinion of members of the Church Hierarchy. Ultimately, the occurrence of the prophesied events is required to definitively resolve the official position.

5. What’s going on at the Center?

This year the Workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de Garabandal-Lindenhurst NY, USA will celebrate their 40th year of incorporation. The “House of Charity” remains open and supplying gratis material to promoters around the world. Print materials on the apparitions are effectively distributed via our website and will not be reprinted once the current supply is depleted due to ever increasing shipping costs.

6. What is the state of the
promotion of the Message?
Although there are now many organizations, periodicals, and individuals totally or partially devoted to promoting the Garabandal events, the most recent significant advance in the promotion of the Message has come from the internet. Via the internet the Message reaches directly into families and prayer groups where it swiftly spreads. We are happy to report on the success of the global promotion of the Message. Our recent audit indicates correspondence via email with promoters in over 40 countries. Although he died before the advent of the new technology, Fr. Turner believed that the Message must be “broadcast globally” in the time before the Great Events. We believe the internet has finally made this possible.

7. Will I receive notice by
email of the Eight Day Announcement?
Yes. God willing, it is our intent to relay the Eight Day Announcement via email. You must register your email address at our website,, to receive email from us.

8. Do you arrange pilgrimages-
Are you planning a “Miracle Flight”?
We do not offer any travel arrangements to the village or endorse specific tours. Many religious travel companies now visit the village as part of a Marian pilgrimage. We have no plans to establish a “Miracle Flight” and strongly encourage everyone interested in going to Spain for the Miracle to research and plan their own travel route and accommodations.

9. What is the status of
“Prophecy of the Three Popes”?
You are watching it unfold. The prophecy called for an “end of the era” after the death of John Paul II. Already noticeable changes have occurred in our country, the world, and the Church since April 2005. We believe these changes will continue and mark the Papacy of Benedict XVI as a turning point in the history of the Church which distinguishes it from the era of Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. There is a danger in speculating on prophecy. Some had tried to stretch the text of prophecy to include the Miracle before the “end of the era” and were mistaken. As a result the promotion of the Message suffered. We ask all promoters of Garabandal to temper their speculation and focus their efforts on promoting the Message in the time that remains to us.

10. What can I do?

First, pray and live the Message. Offer to God your daily penances and be faithful to the state of life to which you have been called. Pray for priests. Incorporate the devotions which Our Lady emphasized at Garabandal in your daily life: The Morning Offering, Daily Mass and Communion and Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary and Scapular and Devotion to St. Michael. Second, promote the Message among your family and associates. We are happy to send materials to anyone who will distribute them gratis. Please remember every penny of your donation is spent on the promotion of the Message.


Apocalypse, by Michael D. O’Brien

Mark Mallett has posted another inspired essay on the Warning (Illumination) which you can read here:

It's great stuff!

Roman Deacon

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Taking a break today from posting the book series, here is an interesting article about the Warning, especially in regard to the return of Communism. I received this from "The Mother of All Peoples Newsletter:

By Barry Hanratty

*The first of the three great prophesied supernatural events of Garabandal
will be unprecedented in human history. It's been called different names.
The Warning is the most common in the English language although this is not
the best translation of Conchita's Spanish word for it: Aviso. Blessed Anna
Maria Taigi referred to it as the Illumination of All Consciences which
seems like a good description based on what has been revealed about it. And
there is yet another name, the one the Blessed Virgin herself gave it that
Conchita says begins with the letter "A" in Spanish but which she has never
disclosed. *


*Every human being on the face of the earth will experience the Aviso from
the smallest babies to the most elderly senior citizens, from the mentally
retarded to the greatest intellects, from people of faith to agnostics and
atheists. All races and all religions will experience it and people of all
conditions of life. There are very few mystics in the world, probably only a
small fraction of one percent of the total population. And yet at the moment
of the Aviso, everyone on earth, for however long it lasts, will have a
mystical experience.*

*Its Purpose*

*The Aviso will serve a number of purposes. The first although not the
primary one, will be the most expedient from a practical point of view: to
put an end to the communist aggression which will have engulfed the world.
The second is the primary, as Conchita has said: "to correct the conscience
of the world and prepare it for the great Miracle." And how the conscience
of the world needs to be corrected, much more today than at any time from
the apparitions until now!*

*The last purpose of the Aviso is "to serve notice" which, by the way, is
the principal translation of the word aviso. But serve notice of what? That
we're being given the last chance to avoid the Chastisement.*

*What Will It Be Like?*

*It's been said, and rightfully so, that one cannot imagine what one has
never experienced. What's it like to jump out of an airplane if you have
never done it? So no matter what the visionaries tell us about the Warning
we will not really know what it is until we go through it. And it may well
be an act of God's mercy that we don't know.*

*What we can say, based on the statements of the seers, is that it will be a
devastating experience—the sinner suddenly seeing his soul in the light of
the All Perfect One. St. Catherine of Genoa once said regarding the
judgments of God: "He finds fault with everything."*

*What our reaction will be remains to be seen. Conchita has said: "I think
that those who do not despair will draw great good from it for their
sanctification." (1)*

*When Dr. J. Dominguez asked Conchita how long it would last, she said five
minutes would be sufficient. Due to the intense interior suffering which the
experience will entail, it might seem like a long time, and if it lasted any
longer who could stand it? (If you O Lord laid bare our guilt who could
endure it?).*

*Reflecting on this impending event ought to be sufficient incentive to "do
much penance, make many sacrifices, visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently
and lead good lives" in preparation.*

*When Will It Happen?*

*…This excerpt is taken from the German book by Albrecht Weber, Garabandal—Der
Zeigefinger Gottes (Garabandal—The Finger of God) (2):*

*Conchita told the author in 1965 when everything would be set in motion:*

*"When communism comes again everything will happen."*

*The author responded: "What do you mean by comes again?"*

*"Yes, when it newly comes again," she replied.*

*"Does that mean that communism will go away before that?"*

*"I don't know," she said in reply, "the Blessed Virgin simply said 'when
communism comes again'."*

*In Conclusion*

*There have been major before and after events in human history. The first
came at the very beginning when Adam and Eve sinned, irrevocably changing
the course of that history. The Deluge was another, and the greatest of all
was the Incarnation when God became man and dwelt among us.*

*There have been many others not of the same magnitude of the above but
nevertheless of great significance, and the Warning promises to be one of
them. How could the world ever be the same again afterwards?*

*In a letter dated December 11, 1965 to Fr. Jose Maria Alba, S.J., Conchita
said: "The Blessed Virgin told me that we Catholic Christians do not think
about the other world, heaven or hell. She said that we should think about
them and that if we did, our lives would be united with Christ." The Warning
will certainly cause us to think more of our final destiny. *

This article was republished with permission from Garabandal Journal, PO Box
1796, St. Cloud, MN 56302-1796, U.S.A.*


*1. Father Joseph Pelletier, Our Lady Comes to Garabandal, p. 149.*

*2. Translated by Hans Enderle.*