Monday, September 19, 2011

I just found this blog and this post and I'm reposting it here on my blog:

Huc & Gabet: Garabandal: Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary as "Our lady of Mount Carmel"

Garabandal: Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary as "Our lady of Mount Carmel" 1 From beauty to truthfulness. More than 400 pictures testify in favor of a most important prophetic perspective for the good of all mankind as it advances in the Third Millennium by Jacques Serre and Beatrice Caux. Paperback book published in 2001.

Garabandal is a small village in Spain. So small that it was nearly forgotten, until 4 girls saw something there from 1961 to 1965. Of course when you see “something”, everyone else wants to see it as well and Garabandal became a bit of a hot spot for the seeing of the girls… seeing. They saw so much that it kept Kodak in business for many years, which is how a book like this one can be easily compiled after all this time. The something they saw was not, or could not, be photographed… mmmmm… The photographs were all of the girls and the people watching the girls who were looking at the something. The idea was/is that we can see that they are seeing something by their actions and the looks on their faces. Here are a few of the photographs:

Except for this last picture they look like they were having fun.

There were messages as well. They didn’t just see stuff they were told stuff.

“We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.”

“As my Message of the 18th of October has not been complied with, and as it has not been made known to the world, I am telling you that this is the last one. Previously, the Cup was filling; now, it is brimming over. Many priests are following the road to perdition, and with them they are taking many more souls. Ever less importance is being given to the Holy Eucharist. We should turn the wrath of God away from us by our own efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with a sincere heart. He will pardon you. I, your Mother, through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, wish to tell you that you should make amends. You are now being given the last warnings. I love you very much, and I do not want your condemnation. Ask Us sincerely and We shall grant your plea. You must make more sacrifices. Reflect on the Passion of Jesus.”

Wow. There’s some pretty powerful messages in there and there have been many interpretations over the years as to what this all means. The Catholic Church remains a little ambiguous about the whole thing yet many Catholics (others as well) still flock to Garabandal possibly in the hope of reliving some of the seeing of things and message receiving and this is despite the fact that the Catholic Church doesn’t in this instance, sanction or approve of such behaviour. I guess reading between the lines they don’t want people’s attention to be brought to Priests “following the road to perdition”…

I like this book, it just all seems so strange and bizarre. I particularly like the fact that this is an Australian edition of a French book about something that took place in Spain in the 1960s. People have obviously not forgotten the 4 girls and the people that saw them seeing something… or maybe they have forgotten and that’s where this book comes into the picture.

Deacon John says: This is one of the best books published about the Events of Garabandal! I wish volume two was published also. Check out this site to see if there are any copies for sale and if there are, i would suggest you buy one ASAP.


  1. Deacon John:
    Why do you consider the Serre/Caux Garabandal book one of the best on the subject? The photos look great but they are public domain, I believe, and available everywhere. My favorite Garabandal books, the first volumne of Padre Pesquera's Se Fue con Prisas a la Montana and the Spanish version of Ramon Perez, El Pueblo Habla. Christiane Roman-Bocabille's El misterio de las apariciones de Garabandal is short but explore in depth some of the Garabandal teachings. Josefa Gallego's books provide a wealth of information. She has collected testimonies from all over the world. Great but she is weak on citing her secondary sources - the source of her information. Are you familiar with Fr. Julio Porro's works? Writing under the pseudonym of Jose Maria de Dios he is the only writer that I know that covers in depth the bishop's investigating commissions work (or lack of it) and a point by point criticism of the Santander bishops' official Notes. I was pleasantly surprised to find yesterday a Friends of Garabandal group. I signed up. I hope my app was received and accepted. I have been frustrated more than usual at my long suffering effort to correct the Catholic media on its bad reporting on the church's position on Garabandal. Any hints on how to do it effectively or am I wasting my time?
    Ed in Oregon.
    We have more than one thing in common. I turned 74 last August.

  2. Thanks for your comment. Our Lady said that just before the Warning, very few will believe in the Events of Garabandal. We must continue to spread the Messages of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de Garabandal. That is my thrust in life as I turn 75 years old on March 12th, 2012!!!
    God bless+


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