Friday, January 31, 2014

Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 66

Mari Loli’s ecstasy and Mari Cruz’s first ecstasy

I didn’t see the first part of these ecstasies because I was in Conchita’s kitchen as I said before. I went out to the street and followed Conchita, and then when Mari Loli and Mari Cruz crossed our paths, I followed these two. They went toward the Church with their arms linked, looking at the sky with their heads thrown back. They arrived at the door of the Church where they knelt and spoke with the Virgin; they prayed for the sick. Afterwards, they returned, going toward the village in the same way and entering various homes where the sick were. They gave the crucifix to be kissed. They also went to the house where we were staying. They went to the bedrooms and made the sign of the cross over the pillows in the beds where the Alfonsos, Pilar Andreu, Begoñita, Rosario, and I slept. They went to the street once again and they went toward Conchita’s house, where many people were waiting for Conchita. She signed for everyone but a Mexican woman (the one with the green scapular) to leave the kitchen. Before they left through the door, they returned, entered the kitchen once again, and gave the Crucifix to the Mexican woman only to kiss. Then she left and went up the road to the Pines until she reached the place called the cuadro. She fell on her knees there, gave the crucifix to be kissed and returned to the village where she returned to her normal state. Mari Cruz and Mari Loli continued having ecstasies for awhile.

[Video] I have seen the new world. (Fr. Adam Skwarczynski)

"I Have Seen the New World". Duration 70 minutes. A conversation about Christ's Parousia with a Polish priest, Fr. Adam Skwarczyński, Doctor of Theology who is well versed in Christian spirituality. During the interview Fr. Adam highlights certain mystic visions as well as comments, facts and messages of contemporary visionaries pertaining to the divinely revealed knowledge of the future, especially the prophecies of Garabandal. It allows us to become better acquainted with impending events, preparing us for a radical change in our lives and the world around us as we know it. Fr. Adam also explains why some of the twentieth century saints expected a New Spring in the Church, i.e. a New Descent of the Holy Spirit. Very interesting.

Hat-tip to Kim!

Monday, January 20, 2014

[Video] The Events of Garabandal

    This 1971 documentary by Richard Everson marked the first groundbreaking attempt to depict the events of Garabandal in color 16MM film.

    For many years, this film opened Joey Lomangino's conferences on Garabandal. I was one of the Workers who ran the projector to show the film.  Dick Everson was a great friend to Joey and the New York Center and we present this film respectfully as a tribute to his original work on behalf of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal.

    For more information please visit

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    I Wrote to Padre Pio

    I Wrote to Padre Pio

    I Wrote to Padre Pio

    Remembering now specific cases, I want to refer to the talks that Conchita maintained with Padre Pio, the capuchin saint of Pietrelcina, who is so linked to Garabandal.
    So many things have been said… It have been affirmed that Conchita was never with Padre Pio. It is worth it that I should tell something about it. During the years I spent in our school of El Escorial, I was in charge of our former students. On one occasion, one of them told me that she had been in Garabandal and that she had even seen the girls going down the pines walking backguards. We were to broaden the conversation and she came with another former pupil and two friends who had not studied at our school. I told them many things, while illustrating them with photos from my files. When I spoke of her trip to Italy to see Padre Pio, organized by Cecilia de Borbón, I showed them a photograph of Conchita at the Coliseum in Rome, in a group with Aniceta, her mother, with Father Luna, Cecilia of Borbón and another lady. And it was then that one of the guests to our meeting, one of the two who were not former students, stated that the young lady in question that appeared in the photo was her, then working as secretary of Cecilia de Borbón.
    Obviously, Conchita communicated with Padre Pio. For this reason, I wrote to Padre Pio from the school and he replied briefly on January 19, 1968. I keep his reply as a precious relic from one of the greatest saints of the Church of all times.
    Interview of Mother Maria Nieves Garcia in 2012, Sister of the Order of the Immaculate Conception, she was directress of the school in Burgos that Conchita attended in 1966-67. She had several interviews with the visionary and recorded them all in a memoir. Mother Nieves and Conchita have remained good friends ever since.
    The Full interview below :

    My Comment : Padre Pio was without any possible doubt linked to Garabandal, Heaven chose Padre Pio to authenticate his message and the Apparitions of our Lady in Garabandal, knowing beforehand that the Church will not do it before the Warning, Heaven did not choose anyone but the first Priest to bear the wounds of Christ in his flesh, one of our Greatest Saints of all times, even if Padre Pio did not confirmed directly the Apparitions due to his famous and undeniable obedience to the church, we have many and many evidence proving his Love and his confidence in our Lady of Garabandal, he even wrote back to Mother Nieves Garcia in 1968, the last year of his life, we know also that Padre Pio was quite weakened during his last year as we know also that he was still receiving many and many correspondence from around the world, with this testimony from Sister Nieves, Padre Pio even weakened still has been able to write back to a Sister from Spain regarding Garabandal, who can image that a Great Saint Like Padre Pio, sick and weakened and few months before his "death" (Sept 1968) only could lose his precious time replying back to a letter regarding a supposedly false Apparition, surely no one of good faith.
    Below some other evidence of Padre Pio and Garabandal, from the Beginning to the end of the Apparitions and until his "death" :
    - 1961 :
    First Meeting between Joey Lomangino, one of our Greatest Garabandalist, and Padre Pio
    - 1962 :
    Padre Pio wrote to the 4 girls of Garabandal, blessing them, he did not signed his letter but he did not need it, when one of the Girls showed the letter to our Lady, the Mother of God confirmed that the Letter was from Pio, with this confirmation, we've got our signature, the greatest one and from Heaven directly. He also sent to the Girls a copy of the Holy Rosary of Fatima linking the 2 Apparitions.
    - 1963 :
    Second Meeting between Joey Lomangino and Padre Pio who confirmed the Apparitions of Garabandal to Joey.
    - 1964 :
    Second letter from Padre Pio to the girls of Garabandal
    - 1966 :
    Meeting between Conchita and Padre Pio before her meeting in Vatican
    - 1967 :
    Padre Pio in Garabandal by Bilocation, confirmed by Father Laffineur and few others from the village, testimonies included in the archives sent to Rome
    - 1968 :
    Padre Pio replied briefly to Mother Nieves Garcia confirming his communication with Conchita
    - 1968 :
    Meeting between Joachim Bouflet and Padre Pio who confirms again the Apparitions of our Lady in Garabandal to him, Joachim worked with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome as a consultant to the postulators of causes for persons being considered for beatification. Latter he has been appointed consultor for the cause of French stigmatist, Marta Robin who believed also in Garabandal. Joachim Bouflet was not linked in no way to Garabandal, he confirmed the Apparitons of our Lady of Garabandal after his meeting with Padre Pio only, in 2000, He wrote also the famous book "les Faussaires de Dieu".
    - 1968 :
    Padre Pio saw the Great Miracle of Garabandal before his death confirmed by Father Cennamo who was in charge to give to Conchita the Veil who cover his face after his death.
    Anyone can check himself all these facts, we know also that" the enemy" of our Lady of Garabandal claimed that all these facts regarding Padre Pio and Garabandal are from Promoters of the Apparitions, this is not true, Joachim Bouflet, Mother Teresa (te Dua Nona), Marthe Robin (the French Stigmatized), Father Pel, Mother Angelica ... etc...were in no way Promoters of Garabandal, so let me add this answer to finish this article :
    No one of course is obliged to believe in our Lady of Garabandal but some should knows also that attacking these Apparitions could have some consequences as well, who knows ? it would be preferable and in doubt, to refrain and to wait for the final judgment from the Church, hopefully quite soon now.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 65

    Conchita’s First Ecstasy: 6:25-8:15

    On this day, the Vision’s visit to Conchita had been announced since December 8th, when she hadn’t had a Vision. The girl had been impatient since the previous night when we had visited. She was anxious to see the Virgin or VIGEN, as the girl sometimes calls her.
    In the afternoon, at about four, the same set of people who had witnessed Mari Loli’s ecstasy the night before was in Conchita’s kitchen. Dr. Ortiz had just arrived—we have referred to him on other occasions. In the afternoon a Mexican woman arrived (the one with the green scapular) with her son and daughter-in-law. I repeat, we were all sitting in the kitchen when they came to tell us that Mari Loli and Mari Cruz were in ecstasy. I stayed in the kitchen a little longer since I saw that Conchita was very nervous and restless as I knew she was before she was going to have an apparition.

    At 6:25 Conchita went upstairs and sat on her bed, where she entered the trance. She went downstairs in ecstasy and entered the kitchen again. She fell on her knees, then stood up and gave a medal for all who were present to kiss. After that, she began to collect rosaries and medals and lifted them, always giving the first part to be kissed since some of the medals had two sides. She put the medals that had chains around the necks of the owners and when she put the chain around the neck of a woman from Segovia she said: “It’s broken—I can’t—you put it on!” This woman showed me the chain, which has a very strange clasp and a safety that makes it difficult to put it on under any circumstances and much more difficult if you have no idea what a safety is, like Conchita—but—she put it on. Afterwards, she went out to the street and crossed paths with Mari Loli and Mari Cruz, who were also having ecstasies. They went toward the Church and stayed in the doorway. Then they walked backwards rapidly toward the road and went up to the pines, stopped, gave the crucifix to be kissed, and went up toward the pines at great speed.

    After a little while, she descended backwards very quickly and went to her house. She entered the kitchen again, and it was full of people. Among these people was a married couple from Madrid with their four year old daughter. Conchita went towards them and knelt in front of the girl. She gave her the crucifix to kiss and replaced the wedding rings on her parents’ fingers. Rather than being frightened, as would be logical at this age, the girl smiled with such an extraordinary smile that to me it seemed like she must have seen something as well. Her parents cried and hugged even though they had been rather skeptical of the whole thing. When Conchita put the wedding ring on her, the woman had fallen on her knees, then had been lifted up by Conchita. When they’d offered their rings, there had been another ring there. Conchita threw this ring to the ground after saying about the Vision: “Oh! You won’t kiss it?” This ring belonged to a woman from Santander who had come for the first time and was a little incredulous. When she saw what happened, she became very emotional and since she didn’t have any medal or religious object, it occurred to her to give her ring to be kissed, without realizing that wedding rings represent a Sacrament and they are blessed, so they aren’t the same as any other ring. This woman told us later that her father was very sick and she’d asked the girl to intercede with the Virgin to heal him, as Conchita had asked. She fell on her knees several times, injuring her knee, which was already swollen. When she fell on her knees, she left blood on the tiles in the kitchen. This is very interesting because the following morning, when we said goodbye to Señora Andreu, this woman asked the child about her wound, and the girl said: “What wound—it doesn’t hurt even though it’s been swollen many times.” When we looked at the knee, we could all verify that there was a little line on the skin, similar to the scar left when a wound or cut heals. This was only a few hours after she’d been hurt and had bled on the floor. After what was described, she always knelt in ecstasy and fell backwards in a posture that was very moving. She spoke with the Virgin, prayed for the blind, the paralyzed, and those who don’t believe. Then she would get up and sit on the bench, bless herself, and return to the normal state, saying that she would have another Vision later in the day.

    Monday, January 13, 2014



    From November 29 to December 8 of 2013 was held a Mission to spread the Message of the apparitions of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal in different cities and towns of Brazil, organized by the Catholic Apostolate “infusion of the holy spirit" based in the city of Uberlandia (Minas Gerais state).

    For this mission event and with the permission of Bishop of Uberlandia D. Francisco Paulo Machado, were invited two missionaries: Rui Costa (Portugal Garabandal Apostolate) and Santiago Lanus (Argentina Apostolate of Garabandal).
    Many meetings were held in different parishes accompanied by Priests who have welcomed to the missionaries with great generosity and attention.
    The message of Garabandal was widespread especially in its most essential aspect, the protection and appreciation of the Holy Eucharist (REAL presence of Jesus) , the importance of the priesthood, the obedience to the Holy Church and the Maternal Love of the Blessed Virgin that wants ALL your children return closer to the Two Sacred Hearts .
    Also, in the background, they spoke of the Garabandal prophecies, and on the work of Divine Mercy, that hold great hope for the future of the Church and the world.
    The mission began on 28/11 in the Parish " Bom Jesus" of the city of Brasilia and the next day , the mission continued in the stadium UTC Uberlandia City , where developed with large numbers of faithful pilgrims and a three-day meeting with the theme " the Holy Spirit and the New Evangelization."
    At that meeting, the apostolate of Garabandal (especially with the talk and informational video devotedly composed by Rui Costa) had the opportunity to express the story and the messages, and about the Maternal presence of the Blessed Virgin, that occurred in the village of San Sebastian of Garabandal between 1961 and 1965.
    This meeting of "the Holy Spirit and the New Evangelization " culminated on 1/12 with Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Uberlandia and concelebrated by several priests .
    We want to highlight the generosity and dedication that have stayed and those who have received the missionaries of Garabandal in different cities, especially the organizing group headed by Mrs. Marilda Ribeiro and his family, as well as the faithful, thanks to their selfless contributions have facilitated the visit of the missionaries.
    And finally we want to especially thank the hospitality and generosity of the priests who received the missionaries in their parishes.

    Here are the dates and locations were carried.
    28/11 – Brasília, Distrito Federal, Capital de Brasil –Local: Salón de la Parroquia Bom Jesus –
    29/11 – Uberlândia – Estado de Minas Gerais – Local – UTC
    30/11 – Uberlândia – Encuentro en UTC
    01/12 – Uberlândia –– Encuentro –– Santa Misa presidida por el Obispo de la Diocesis de Uberlândia, Dom Paulo Francisco Machado.
    02/12 –Ituiutaba-MG – Parroquia São Benedito – Diocesis de Ituiutaba. Rosário meditado pela Legion de María y el Apostolado de Oración.
    - Santa Misa de Misericordia presidida por el P. Eduardo dos Reis y concelebrada por P. Geraldo Simeão de Souza Cordeiro. Parroquia São Benedito Parroquia São Pedro e São Paulo, Diocese de Ituiutaba.
    03/12  Uberlândia-MG, Santo Rosario dedicado a Nuestra Señora del Carmen de Garabandal. 19:30 Missa – Iglesia Matriz de la Parroquia Santa Mônica, Diocesis de Uberlândia – P. William Eurípedes Garcia.
    04/12 – Monte Alegre de Minas-MG – 19:30h – Missa da Saúde – Presentacion del video y beso de la medalla besada por la Sma. Virgen en Garabandal. – Iglesia Matriz da la Paerroquia São Francisco das Chagas, Diocese de Uberlândia –
    05/12 –Indianópolis-MG (antiga Aldeia de Santana) – 19:30h –Iglesia Matriz da Paróquia de Matriz Sant’Ana – P. Mozart Fernandes de Andrade
    06/12– Araguari-MG –19:30h Iglesia Rainha da Paz, Paróquia São José Operário, Diocese de Uberlândia – P. Hélio Soares da Silva
    07/12 –Rio de Janeiro, Capital do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Colégio Nossa Senhora da Piedade, no bairro do Flamengo.
    08/12 – Domingo – Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción de Nuestra Señora:
    Belo Horizonte- Capital do Estado de Minas Gerais – Salão da Paróquia São João Evangelista, P. Gil Araújo.
    Uberlândia-MG- almuerzo festivo el el salón de la Iglesia Matriz da Paróquia Santa Mônica.
    19:30H – Santa Misa celebrada por el P. William Eurípedes Garcia en la Paróquia Santa Mônica – A continuación video sobre las apariciones y beso de la Medalla

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Garabandal Questions/Answers from Aviso

    The Faces of the Children

    From Aviso's blog:

    Your Questions/My Answers Update

    Your Questions/My Answers Update

    Reminder, in my opinion we are living currently the End of Times announced in Garabandal with a pontificate full of confusions, I think it's necessary to be fair and clear once and for all with all of you as you are also more and more to read this blog (thousands and thousands around the world, incredible, I still can't believe), I have never thought that Garabandal is still in many hearts all around the world and you are right, none of you faithful of our Lady of Garabandal will be forgotten, I am sure our Lady will not forget none of you as long as we are living the Garabandal messages, it's for me a certainty,thank you also for your support and for all your emails, between us no threats will have any impact on my way to lead and talk to all of you through this blog, Never be sure of that.

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

    Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 64

    2nd Ecstasy—4:00-4:30AM—Mari Loli

    All of us as mentioned before continued sitting in the kitchen. The girl lay on the bench near the stove but she didn’t sleep. She constantly asked for the time in her anxiety for the moment to arrive when she would see the Vision. One of the women who was there put her wristwatch on the girl with a little golden chain. The girl kept looking at it. She spoke very normally and laughed a lot, until around four when she removed the wristwatch and returned it to its owner with these words: “The Virgin doesn’t like me to wear things like this.” She knelt on the floor and added: “We’re going to pray a Station.” She began the prayer and all who were present answered. After she said the Hail Mary, she blessed herself, and when she finished she put her thumb to her mouth to kiss it. She fell into ecstasy with her arm raised and her thumb stayed near her mouth for a while. She stood up, lifted several things to be kissed, went out to the street and went toward the Church. She walked backwards at great speed and entered the house once again. She went up to the second floor, fell backwards on the floor with her head and upper back supported. Her toes were on the floor and her body was completely arched in the air. I demonstrated this by passing a cane underneath her. She spoke with the Vision: “If the Fontanedas come—and today Begoñita and her mother and also the Santa Marías—tell me something to say to her brother.” (She was having a conversation with Fr. Luís). “Why have you only stayed a short time? Kiss the cross before you go—but I can’t see you, so I won’t know if you’ve kissed it—have you kissed it already?” She spoke again with the Virgin and repeated—“Why have you stayed such a short time? There is a painter here who wants to know if you like the medal he’s made. He made you very ugly. Why do they make you so ugly on the holy cards when you are so beautiful? Oh! You like the medal! There is a woman here who is praying for her father who is sick. Don’t go. You have only been here half a minute! Stay another half minute and then it will be one minute.” She sat up and fell on her knees several times, hitting her knees very hard. She went downstairs and left the ecstasy smiling and she told us that she would see the Virgin again “later.”