About Garabandal


Interview with Bishop del Val Gallo

"For sure I consider The (Garabandal) Messages important! Because they are important!...It is important for us Christians to LIVE what The Messages of The Blessed Mother are saying..." The following is a complete and exact translation from Spanish to English of the June 1992 question and answer interview, granted by His Excellency, Bishop del Val Gallo. It was a very great privilege indeed, Maria Saraco prepared the questions, Mari-Loli translated… [ read more ]

Garabandal Clarification

In November 1996 a letter from Bishop Jose Vilaplana Blasco of Santander, Spain, "postmarked October 11, 1996" appeared in a periodical called GOSPA MISSIONS. Since then, it has been widely circulated causing confusion because the English translation of the original Spanish is inaccurate in key areas. This letter has now appeared on the Internet and in The National Catholic Register and was reprinted in SOUL Magazine in its March-April 1997 issue.… [ read more ]

A Meeting With the Bishop

Recently I had two interviews with the Bishop of the diocese of Santander, Don Juan Antonio del Val, who is the only authority in the Church responsible for pronouncements concerning the apparitions of Garabandal. My first meeting with Don Juan Antonio occurred September 4, 1978, and lasted 90 minutes. During the meeting I presented him with the official message sent to him by the delegates of the World Marian Congress on Garabandal that met in Lourdes… [ read more ]

The Lesson

Affirmations of the Faith at Garabandal

The Blessed Virgin reaffirmed at Garabandal the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church just as they were about to come under attack. All of the Church recognized appearances of the Blessed Virgin in the first half of the twentieth century were timed to historical events. Our Lady appeared at Fatima in 1917 during World War I (1914-18) and said that the war would soon end, but that if mankind did not amend its ways, a second and worse one… [ read more ]

The Garabandal Rosary: Antidote To Our Society

At Lourdes, Fatima, and Garabandal, the Rosary is a central part of Our Lady's visits and messages to this world. "Stop and smell the roses." This is a popular suggestion of our time. In a world where technology has progressively pulled, then dragged and, now e-mailed us away from the slower pace of the past, we are reminded that the cure for the race is to stop. To actually listen. To think without a cordless phone, a palm pilot, a laptop, or even… [ read more ]

Blessed Mother Teresa and Garabandal

Clockwise from top left: Mother Teresa with Conchita (holding her daughter Conchita) in New York. Mother with Mari Loli in New York prior to the visionary's departure for Rome. With Conchita in New York just a couple of weeks before Mother's death. With Jacinta while recuperating in California. In her letter to Bishop of Santander, Juan Antonio del Val Gallo dated November 10, 1987, Mother Teresa wrote: "It was in 1970, eighteen years ago, that I… [ read more ]

Blessed Are Those

Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. Who has not heard this famous reply of the risen Christ to the apostle Thomas? As the Gospel of St. John tells it, Thomas would not believe in the Lord's resurrection "Unless I see the mark of the nails in His hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into His side" (Jn 20:25b). It seems incredible that someone called by Jesus Himself, who accompanied the Lord during His public… [ read more ]

But First of All

“Many sacrifices must be made. Much penance must be done. We must pay many visits to the Blessed Sacrament, but first of all, we must be very good. If we do not do this, punishment awaits us. Already the cup is filling, and if we do not change we shall be punished.” As most readers will know, these were the words of the first message delivered by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the four young visionaries of Garabandal, delivered on that rainy afternoon… [ read more ]

Expressions of Charity

Of the many teachings Our Lady gave at Garabandal to the visionaries and all of us were lessons in charity. As St. Paul tells us, of the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, the greatest is charity. It only stands to reason than that Our Lady would place great emphasis on this virtue during Her appearances. On one occasion, the Blessed Virgin gave a very pointed lesson on charity that would not be easily forgotten by those in the… [ read more ]

Forgetting Garabandal

To remember the message of Garabandal, we sometimes need to forget the events of Garabandal. Permanency is not a state of the human condition: People come and go. Memories fade. Words get twisted. What we once were so sure of over time may become confused and murky and, in the end, a different thing that what it was before. It is certainly that as we move along in our lives, some things stay and others depart, by they people, places, things, or… [ read more ]

Garabandal: Undoing Knots

As our Mediator and loving Guide, Mary is in a clear position to help us undo knots in our lives. In the Church of Mary, the Door to Heaven in Brazil there is a unique painting of Mary undoing a ribbon of knots. It seems that the original painting has been venerated in Perlack, Germany since 1700. While its artist is unknown, it is believed to have been inspired by a meditation made by St Irenaeus, who once said: "Eve, by her disobedience, tied the… [ read more ]

Garabandal Has The Answer

Have a Difficult Decision To Make? Garabandal Has The Answer. Like the seers, we must remain open to God's spirit acting within us. Once we allow ourselves to remain open to God's plan, we can begin to discern what that plan is. "Prayer is more than thanksgiving, praise, recall, or request: it is a spiritual, supernatural bridge to the Almighty which will lead us to Him!" The Garabandal messages and events provide an excellent roadmap for making… [ read more ]

Garabandal & God's Greatest Gift: The Holy Eucharist

The Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by Pope John Paul II provides us with the ideal time to focus on Garabandal's great emphasis on the Holy Eucharist. Why there was such a Eucharistic emphasis during those prophetic events became apparent after the close of Vatican II when Eucharistic devotion was deemphasized and the doctrine of the Real Presence itself came under attack. Our Lady anticipated the impending crisis which has continued until today. Mention… [ read more ]

Garabandal and Purgatory #1

This issue of Garabandal Magazine (NEEDLES) deals with purgatory. The subject was chosen in response to Our Lady's wish at Garabandal to think often of this place of purgation and to offer prayers and sacrifices for those detained there. Is purgatory a subject of importance? Is it really necessary to discuss this aspect of Christian life when there are so many seemingly more important issues with which to be concerned? NEEDLES must answer: Yes, it… [ read more ]

Garabandal and Purgatory #2

Purgatory is another subject rarely preached today even though almost everyone who is saved will have to spend at least some time there. We know from the lives of the saints and other holy persons who have received revelations about the hereafter, that very few people go straight to Heaven. Purgatory is, so to speak, the last leg of our journey to God. The sufferings of sense and of loss in Purgatory are said to surpass all human sufferings while… [ read more ]

Garabandal and the Priesthood

The Blessed Virgin's emphasis on the priesthood at Garabandal underscores the prophetic quality of the events. In 1978, after a series of interviews with visionary Mari Loli LaFleur and her mother, Julia, Father Joseph Pelletier said: It is now unmistakably clear to me that the main reason why Our Lady came at Garabandal was the crisis of the Church and of the priesthood. And if we analyze what Our Heavenly Mother said, that crisis has not yet reached… [ read more ]

Garabandal and the Synagogue

After the Warning, the Miracle and the supernatural Pernament Sign, there will be a new beginning, a new era in the history of mankind. (This talk was given in a barn situated between the village of Garabandal and the pine trees above it, on August 8, 1988, the feast of St. Dominic.) In order to understand and assess correctly its portent, certain points of history must be kept in mind. Historians consider that the first schism in the history of… [ read more ]

Garabandal's Reverence For Marriage

A ring is just a ring, but when it symbolizes a marriage before God, it becomes a sacred, holy, blessed object. It is clear from the Garabandal events and messages that the three central aspects of these apparitions are prayer, the priesthood, and the Eucharist. Below this main level of focus, however, are a number of secondary, but quite important, aspects of the Garabandal story. Among these secondary areas of focus is marriage. The importance… [ read more ]

Garabandal: The New Bethlehem

It is not a mere coincidence that San Sebastian de Garabandal has a curious comparision with Bethlehem. An angel announces the arrival of the Blessed Virgin to an inconspicuous village ignored by the world. This village is poor and its people lead an austere, country life; most herd animals for their meager wages. The Holy Virgin arrives at this village, carrying the Savior of the world. Amid the peace and serenity of this rural setting, the hand… [ read more ]

God's Presence in Garabandal

God reveals Himself to us by giving His name: "Yahweh" Throughout the Old Testament we read how Almighty God revealed Himself to His people. He did this in various ways, that is by speaking from a burning bush, in the case of Moses (Ex. 3:2); speaking to the 12 Tribes of Israel from the top of Mt. Sinai in the form of cloud, smoke, fire and lightning (Ex. 10:16-189) and speaking through a bright cloud at the transfiguration of Peter, James and John… [ read more ]

The Holy Rosary

From left: Mari Loli, Conchita and Jacinta in ecstasy lead a rosary procession. Padre Pio once said: "If the Immaculate Conception at Lourdes and the Immaculate Heart at Fatima so strongly recommended praying the rosary, does that not mean that this prayer has an exceptional value for us and for our times?" One can hardly doubt that the rosary has "exceptional value." Battles, both physical and spiritual, have been won by its pious recitation, and… [ read more ]

Holy Water: A Means of Spiritual Wealth

Holy Water is a Sacramental that remits venial sin. Because of the blessing attached to it, Holy Church strongly urges its use upon Her children, especially when dangers threaten, such as fire, storms, sickness and other calamities. Every Catholic home should have always in it a supply of Holy Water. Untold spiritual wealth is concentrated in a tiny drop of blessed water, and we give it so little thought. If we realised now, as we shall realise after… [ read more ]


"What God loves above all is humility. What displeases Him above all is pride."- From a letter to Fr. Luis Retenaga, dated 13 October 1963. Reprinted in She Went in Haste to the Mountain, p. 479 (Eusebio Pesquera, trans. by B. Miller; pub. by Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal, Inc., 2000) These words, spoken by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the visionary Mari Loli in a locution in 1963, so sublime in their simplicity, are the key to a true understanding… [ read more ]

All Knees Must Bend: The Message of Garabandal and Eucharistic Reverence

The adoration and veneration of The Most Blessed Sacrament is a most fundamental and necessary element of both the Garabandal message and of our lives in Christ. We have all seen the images... perhaps it is a photo of Conchita kneeling in a puddle behind her home receiving the Visible Host, maybe, it is a photo of an invisible Communion of Mari-Loli as she was kneeling between the onlookers. Whatever the photo, the image, there is one simple, reverent,… [ read more ]

Live the Message Today and Promote It

Much already has been said concerning the Messages of Garabandal many times before, and regarding their content there is nothing else to say. They happened close to 40 years ago and now we wait. BUT - without repeating these Messages and reminding all of the wonderful and constant promises made and kept by Our Blessed Mother Mary, we tend to forget and become lax. We say, as many say about the miraculous healings in the Bible,- "Oh, that happened… [ read more ]

Another Prophecy Fulfilled

Certainly for the visionaries of Garabandal, one of the more perplexing prophecies made by the Blessed Virgin was that they would doubt their visions. This did in fact happen almost as soon as they stopped having ecstasies and in August, 1966, Conchita and Mari Loli entered into a period of "deep doubts" which continued, although lessening in intensity, during the following years. It is against this backdrop that the following episode must be viewed… [ read more ]

Maximina's Key

Precious Souvenirs Very few, if any, of the houses in San Sebastian de Garabandal are in the same condition that they were 42 years ago when the apparitions first began. With the influx of visitors, the sale of property and the building of new homes, have come improved economic conditions so that now just about all the dwellings have been renovated in whole or in part. The house of Maximina, Conchita's aunt, is no exception, but for one thing. The… [ read more ]

Modern Manifestation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

It can be presumed that the readers are sufficiently informed concerning Garabandal that the prayer, sacrifice and conversion of sinner's messages of this contemporary Spanish happening need be only briefly recalled. In regard to prayer, our Lady requested that the girls recite the rosary each day, saying it very slowly and thinking about what they are saying. She also had them say it once or more during each apparition. She asked that people visit… [ read more ]


In her lessons at Garabandal, the Blessed Virgin impressed upon the girls the importance of modesty. She did this in a number of ways by requiring: 1) a proper code of dress; 2) proper comportment; and 3) that they not wear jewelry or cosmetics (inappropriate for young girls) especially when they were going to see her. PHOTO: From left: Conchita, Mari Loli, Jacinta and Mari Cruz. Although short dresses for girls were the style of the time and area,… [ read more ]

Our Lady Shows the Way

Without it no army could ever win a battle, no society could remain stable for very long, the Church could not exist, and souls could not be saved, since all of the Ten Commandments deal with it. Such is the importance of — obedience. The saints have always given it top priority. I believe it was Saint Pio who said, "Duty first, even before something holy." Jesus Himself told Saint Faustina: "I obeyed My parents, I obeyed My torturers and now I obey… [ read more ]

Our Lady's Scapular

The Blessed Virgin appeared at Garabandal as Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a large brown scapular hanging from her right wrist. It is of great significance for her to have appeared under that title after having appeared at Fatima as Our Lady of the Rosary. The scapular and rosary are the two great Marian devotions and remind us of a saying attributed to Saint Dominic that "one day through the rosary and scapular she (Our Lady) will save the world."… [ read more ]

Penance and Sacrifice

As always, the recently arrived priests and the curiosity seekers that followed the children did not understand all this walking around and, between prayers, complained and wanted to know the "why" of all this action. They were unable to see the intention of the Virgin. These painful nocturnal walks and the long waits in the girls' kitchens made them uneasy. They had already forgotten the message of the Virgin, when she asked for "penance and sacrifice." One… [ read more ]

People Never Die - An Authoress's Account

"Your Son is in Heaven", from The Apparitions of Garabandal Here is an extract from the book about her visit to Garabandal by the brilliant Catalonian authoress, Mercedes Salisachs. Holy Saturday, April 21st, 1962 I must confess, although I do not consider myself especially gullible where prodigies are concerned, no more do I feel bound to discount them simply on ethical grounds or on established principle.Many have been the 'gifts' that God… [ read more ]

A Place Too Sacred

Garabandal is where God will put a permanent sign...His monument for humanity. It would have no room or need for a human edifice. As often happens with many of the Almighty's manifestations and messages to His creatures, what seems so simple turns out to be very profound, and, eventually, we come to realize that the original simplicity was for the sake of our limited capacities to comprehend and appreciate just how wonderful our God really is. While… [ read more ]

Prodigy in Seville

This happened on January 17, 1967 in Seville, Spain. The following persons were involved: Mari Pepa Caballero, a nurse who possesses a rosary given to her by Conchita in Garabandal and Dona Carmen Garcia Geraldo. Carmen and her husband, Hernandez-Pinzon, have an eight-year-old son with an incurable condition since birth. They were told by Conchita that the Virgin said the child will be cured the day of the Miracle. On Sunday January 15 at 11:30 P.M.… [ read more ]

The Reading of Hearts

PHOTO: The four girls of Garabandal: Mari Loli, Jacinta, Mari Cruz and Conchita. It was in 1970, thirty-three years ago, that I first heard of the reported apparitions of Garabandal, Spain. There are times that feels like only yesterday. From the beginning I felt these events were genuine, and decided to investigate these events. But true investigative reporting is not based on feelings but rather on fact. I wanted to investigate and do a documentary… [ read more ]


An important part of our Faith is reconciliation, both with God (through confession) and with our neighbor. In the following episode as recounted in She Went in Haste to the Mountain, the two forms of reconciliation came into play, and as is usually the case with true reconciliation, the results were salutary, and in this case, extraordinarily so. To be emphasized here is the fact that it was the Blessed Virgin herself, acting through one of the visionaries,… [ read more ]

Seven Characteristics of Confused People

The hollow and deceptive threat of the New Age "religion" now infecting our society is a combination of spirituality and superstition. New Age may serve as the ultimate vehicle for "one world" system that could open the door for the Antichrist. "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human traditions and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:8 As we read… [ read more ]

Sin Reaffirmed

October 18,1961: 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. June 18,1965: As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one.… [ read more ]

Two Parables and Footprints at the Pines

One of the key purposes of Garabandal is to bring people back to the fold. It also reminds us that we should be reflexions of holiness and goodness to the best of our abilities. Two of Our Lord's best known parables are The Parable of The Foolish Steward and The Parable of The Ten Talents. Likewise, most if not all of us have read the poem which shows a set of footprints in the sand. The Steward parable tells of a dishonest manager who reduces… [ read more ]

Upward Gaze

We have all seen the images of Conchita transfixed in an upward gaze of prayer, like some graceful sculpture poised to meet God Almighty. Likewise, the photos of the seers in similar, graceful gazes toward the heavens during apparitions are plentiful. Apart from their vivid beauty and powerful message of devotion, these images silently convey a simple yet profound lesson illustrated in Matthew 20: 1-16. Earthly View Matthew 20: 1-16 tells us… [ read more ]

You Do Not Need A Cell Phone At the Pines

The other day I was on a train when Beethoven began playing behind my back. If I had heard this sound on a train twenty years ago, I would have assumed that someone was playing a miniature piano. Today, however, such sounds pass almost unnoticed as people "stay in touch" while on their way through their lives. "Stay connected," we are told. "Can you hear me? Good," we are reminded. You cannot sit on a plane without seeing someone tapping away at… [ read more ]

The Message

Our Lady's 2 Messages of Garabandal

October 18, 1961 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. June 18, 1965 As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one.… [ read more ]

The Beautiful Habit of the Priest

It is a great inspiration to see in Garabandal the priests -- enthusiastic, smiling and obviously keen to hear what the Blessed Virgin has to say. When one views the many photographs taken at Garabandal over forty years ago, it is impossible not to notice the many priests present. The captions usually do not name every person in the photograph but we can recognize the priests by their clerical garb. A great inspiration it is too — to see the priests… [ read more ]

The Four Last Things of Garabandal - Part 1: Garabandal's Prophecy About Communism

To speak of communism today seems almost anachronistic. Isn't communism a thing of the past? According to what the Blessed Virgin told the visionaries of Garabandal the answer is no. Communism will again appear on the scene and cause great suffering before its reign of terror is suddenly ended. On the two nights preceding the feast of Corpus Christi in 1962, the young seers of Garabandal had visions; but the visions they saw on these nights were… [ read more ]

The Four Last Things of Garabandal - Part 3: The Great Miracle

A look at the longed-for supernatural event prophesied at Garabandal which, judging by the current state of the world, cannot be far off. Of the three great prophesied events of Garabandal: the Warning, Miracle and Chastisement, the one that has always aroused the greatest interest and the one that everyone looks forward to the most is the great Miracle. The main reason for this is that the Miracle is of a positive nature while the other two are… [ read more ]

Our Lady's Kiss

The kissing of blessed objects began early in the apparitions and was considered vital by Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Garabandal. She kissed rosaries, crucifixes, medals, and wedding rings. Missals were also among these sacramentals. Our Lady fanned the pages as She kissed them, thereby kissing all the pages. The kissing of blessed objects was the principal purpose of Her very last visit at Garabandal on November 13, 1965. Many months in advance,… [ read more ]

The Three Popes and Garabandal (Updated)

Picture: Pope Paul II on Palm Sunday, 2001. During the Garabandal apparitions, there were some remarkable revelations made concerning the papacy. This article is updated from its original publication in 1999 (GARABANDAL MAGAZINE January-March 1999). When the Garabandal events began in June of 1961, John XXIII was Pope. We are not aware of his having said anything regarding Garabandal. At that time, Pope John was very much involved in preparations… [ read more ]

The Warning (Brief Synopsis)

Three great supernatural events were prophecied at Garabandal. The first is a worldwide Warning from God to be seen and then felt interiorly by everyone on earth. At that moment we will see the wrong we've done and the good we failed to do. The Warning will be sent to correct the conscience of the world and prepare it for the great Miracle. The Miracle The Miracle will take place at the grove of the pine trees on a bluff overlooking the village… [ read more ]

The Warning and Miracle: Interviews with the Seers

Since the apparitions of Garabandal ended in 1965, visionaries Conchita, Mari-Loli and Jacinta have, from time to time, granted interviews in which they have revealed what they are able to say about the coming worldwide Warning and great Miracle. In each of these interviews, although the same questions are frequently asked about the two events, it often happens that new or supportive information, or a different perspective comes to light. With this… [ read more ]

What is Garabandal?

A Summary of the Events, 1961 - 1965: Has the Blessed Virgin Mary really appeared in Spain? What are the urgent messages reportedly given from the world? Is there a scientific explanation for the incredible events that took place there? The Story of Garabandal A Visit from an Angel San Sebastian de Garabandal is a small hamlet of some 80 humble dwellings located in the Cantabrian Mountains of northwest Spain. On June 18, 1961, four girls (l.… [ read more ]

The Story

The Little Miracle

"The Sacred Host appeared on her tongue. It was totally unexpected... (She) held the Sacred Host motionless on her tongue for about two minutes before consuming it normally..." The little girls at Garabandal were often seen to fall to their knees in ecstasy, pray, take up the customary attitude for receiving Communion, open their mouths, and swallow something. A priest once remarked to Conchita: "What you say cannot be true, because angels cannot… [ read more ]

Awaiting the Hour (Miracle of the Host)

The miracle of the Host occurred just as Conchita said it would but not when she said it would -- and not before a certain amount of commotion. This brief notation by Luis Navas Carrillo gives us an idea of the atmosphere in Garabandal on the evening of July 17,1962: All day long countless cars were arriving. The houses were full, making it very difficult to find a bed in which to sleep. Once again many people slept in the stables. But many gave… [ read more ]

But as Many, as Received Him...

In July of 1961, Conchita Gonzalez was taken to Santander, where she stayed for several days. Authorities thought that by removing the one they thought to be the ringleader from the scene of the action, the events would cease. That did not happen, and the author picks up the narrative at the time Conchita, her mother and Aunt Maximina were returning to the village from Santander. Picture: Mari Loli and Jacinta in ecstasy in the village church,… [ read more ]

An Interview with Conchita (Part 1)

Harry Daley first heard about Garabandal about 1970 and he saw a film about it. He first met Conchita in June 1972 and she agreed to do a documentary about the events for him. The documentary film they made in May 1973 was shown on television and in theatres around the world. It prompted the BBC to also complete a documentary about the Garabandal events. Here are the questions and answers from the documentary that Harry made with a few later added… [ read more ]

An Interview with Conchita (Part 2)

Harry Daley first heard about Garabandal about 1970 and he saw a film about it. He first met Conchita in June 1972 and she agreed to do a documentary about the events for him. The documentary film they made in May 1973 was shown on television and in theatres around the world. It prompted the BBC to also complete a documentary about the Garabandal events. Here are the questions and answers from the documentary that Harry made with a few later added… [ read more ]

Interviews with Conchita (Part 1)

Conchita Gonzalez Keena, does not grant interviews today and this is understandable. What could she add, at this late date, to what she has already said? But what Conchita has said on previous occasions is still of interest and we begin our series of former interviews with excerpts from one conducted by Dr. Jeronimo Dominguez in May 1973. Doctor Dominguez: What did you feel when you saw the Virgin? Were you afraid or was she like a friend? Conchita:… [ read more ]

Interviews with Conchita (Part 2)

Continuing our series of interviews with Conchita, is one that was conducted in the early 1980s by Monsignor Francisco Garmendia, Auxiliary Bishop of New York. Photo: Conchita in 1965 at the cloister of Santillana del Mar. Bishop Garmendia Among those who love you - and everybody loves you, Conchita! (and as Christians we should all love one another) - here is a very dear gentleman in Santander who knows you and who works very hard for Garabandal… [ read more ]

Interviews with Conchita (Part 3)

This final interview with Conchita in our series was conducted by Father Francis Benac, S.J., in June of 1978. Characteristics of the Ecstasies Father Benac How high was the Virgin when she appeared to you? Conchita At times we could give her the crucifix to kiss, but we always had to look up to see her. Benac In some photographs you are seen lifting one another. Conchita Yes, because sometimes we couldn't reach her when she was above the level… [ read more ]

Statements of Dr. Luis Morales

Statements of Dr. Luis Morales to a Reporter from the Newspaper ALERTA Photo: Dr. Morales, now deceased, in Garabandal a few years ago. Doctor Luis Morales, now 86, has no interest in hearing people praise his long professional career which made him an institution in the area of mental health throughout Cantabria. He has lost his faith in psychiatry, but has regained his faith in God and - more risky yet in scientific circles - in the Virgin. As… [ read more ]

Serafina Gonzalez Eyewitness Testimony

Garabandal Eyewitness Testimony An eyewitness to as many as 40 ecstasies, the author reveals her experiences. I have seen many, 40 or so, ecstasies. Each time, I had the feeling that I was accompanying the Virgin. I remember the first ecstasy that I witnessed. I went with Clementina (the wife of the village mason, Pepe Diez) and we could feel our legs getting weaker as soon as we got there. The four girls were already in ecstasy. Seeing them that… [ read more ]

The Final Apparition

The next day Conchita spent with her family. The crew completed all the needed scenery shots while I walked around speaking with the townspeople and many tourists. I met some of the nicest people anyone would want to meet. One man, a medical doctor from Texas, was very well versed in all the Marian apparitions. He had a great expression: "I travel the world always quoting a Bible verse, Luke 1:28." [The Angel announced the birth of Jesus.] I didn't… [ read more ]

Interview with Father Gustavo Morelos

How, when, and where this interview took place. Maria C. Saraco who speaks her Italian dialect spent the entire month of May 1986 in Italy. She went throughout Sicily from large cities to small villages with her slide-lecture presentation. Thousands of brown scapulars, rosaries and leaflets were given freely. Books and booklets in Italian as well were given gratis to all the priests, nuns and lay people, who were instrumental in arranging her conferences.… [ read more ]

The Intrusion of an Angel

June eighteenth marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Garabandal apparitions. A look in retrospect at that first day. Those of us who have visited San Sebastian de Garabandal over the years might have seen a villager leading a cow or two out to or from pasture or to the watering trough. We might even have seen villagers working in the fields. This bucolic setting could give the impression that everything was done randomly with… [ read more ]

Farewell in the Rain

Farewell in the Rain - The Last Apparition at Garabandal On October 30, 1965, while Conchita was making a visit to the Blessed Sacrament in the village church, she heard the Blessed Virgin in a locution say: "On Saturday, November 13, go to the Pines and there you will see me. Bring many religious articles and I will kiss them all so you can distribute them. My Son will perform prodigies by means of them." What the Virgin did not say was that it… [ read more ]

Memoirs of a Spanish Country Priest

Inside account of the Garabandal Apparitions. Priest closest to the visionaries Father de la Riva was the priest in the early days of the apparitions who had the closest contact with the visionaries and their families. The four visionaries showed more affection and friendship for him than was shown to any one else. They all wrote letters to him during the early days of the apparitions, here published in this book. He participated in the activities… [ read more ]

A Miracle on the Horizon

After the Miracle of the Visible Host, another far greater one was predicted. The author takes up the subject of when this great Miracle was first revealed. If the month of August during the second year in Garabandal was marked with a special Eucharistic sign by repeated Mystical Communions, the following month of September will pass into history as the month of the great prophecy. What was foretold for the future of Garabandal in that month… [ read more ]

The Nights of Screams

As the feast of Corpus Christi approached in 1962, Garabandal experienced one of the most "striking moments" in the course of the events. This feast honoring the Eucharist is celebrated in Spain with greater external solemnity that any other. The feast was soon to suffer a great eclipse in the days after the Council as a result of certain doctrinal derangements, as a result of a heated fight of many against "triumphalism" in the Church, as a result… [ read more ]

Prophecy at Garabandal

In our last edition, we showed how the reading of hearts, an important criteria for judging the authenticity of alleged manifestations, was present at garabandal. In this issue, we take up another important criteria: prophecy. Mystical theologians see the fulfillment of prophecies made during alleged manifestations as a positive sign pointing to supernatural origin. Photo: Conchita and Mari Loli on August 15, 1966, the day the deep doubts" began. … [ read more ]

Sacred Ground

A look at some previously unpublished information about the Pines in Garabandal In a German book on Garabandal called Garabandal—Der Zeigefinger Gottes (Garabandal—The Finger of God), there is some previously unpublished information about the Pines in Garabandal. Since this information is new, we asked the author, Albrecht Weber, to give his sources. On page 136 of the book, the following is stated regarding the great Miracle to come: "It will… [ read more ]

Jacinta's Vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Of all the visions that Jacinta (Gonzalez) Moynihan had at Garabandal, one stands out over all the rest — her vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It happened at the very beginning of the apparitions, in June of 1961, while the four girls were seeing Saint Michael before the Blessed Virgin appeared for the first time. Thanks to recent information from Jacinta and her husband, Jeff Moynihan, we can provide some details to fill out the story of when,… [ read more ]

She Went In Haste to the Mountain

The monumental classic trilogy known as the "Bible of Garabandal". Impenetrable Mystery Brought To Light. At last the awesome history of the apparitions at Garabandal is available to readers in all its spellbinding detail. Remarkable Phenomena High up on a Spanish mountain, strange and mysterious activities began in the summer of 1961. Four girls between 11 and 12 years of age were caught up in rapture and told of seeing St. Michael the Archangel… [ read more ]

The Virgin's Kiss

Conchita stated the following to the author (reprinted pp. 49 - 51): One day we had brought many objects to the Virgin to kiss while we were in ecstasy as was Her practice. Among these objects was a very elegant powder case. I don't recall exactly but I remember that the people, prior to our going into ecstasy, would bring things which would be put on the kitchen table. Someone wanted to remove the powder case because he or she just felt it was… [ read more ]

Travelling To Garabandal

Map of Village

1. Calleja, where St. Michael first appeared on June 18, 1961. 2. Site of the apple tree. 3. Meson Serafin, the inn run by Conchita's brother, Serafin, and his wife, Paquita. 4. Conchita's house. 5. Site of the Miracle of the Visible Host, July 18, 1962. 6. Mari Loli's house during the time of the events. 7. Jacinta's house during the time of the events. 8. Plaza. 9. Mari Cruz's house during the time of the events. 10. Church of San Sebastian. 11.… [ read more ]

The Village Church (Photos)

The village church of Garabandal 35 years ago. The sanctary has a new altar and new stone floor. The view from the balcony at the rear of the church. View of the Pines seen from the belfry of the village church in Garabandal. The new floor is made of wood at the center and inlaid stone at the sides. The wood is a special hardwood imported from Africa. In the latter part of 1988, Joey Lomangino, received a request from… [ read more ]



The Church's True Position Regarding Garabandal

It's time to set the record straight, once and for all One of the most misunderstood matters regarding Garabandal is the Church's true position on it. Opinion as to what it has been, is, or will be, has see-sawed relentlessly in the more than four decades since the apparitions began in the tiny hamlet of San Sebastian de Garabandal in northern Spain. There are those who are convinced the Church is disposed to look favourably upon it, as well as those… [ read more ]

The Three Popes and Garabandal

Revisited Again in Light of the Passing of His Holiness Pope John Paul II For many years, some followers of Garabandal theorized that Pope John Paul II's reign would see “the end of the times”. Although plausible on the surface, this scenario did not come to pass as some expected. While the pope's passing is in many ways the end of an era or epoch – especially if considered from a moral perspective – there is nothing to indicate that his demise… [ read more ]

The Warning: Our Upcoming Damascus

The Warning will be a divine house call reaching out to us in a plea that we recognize our sins, realize their effects and harm, feel remorse for those wrongs, and amend our lives. It was high noon for the Christians in Damascus, a time of reckoning at the hands of one of their greatest enemies, Saul. As he neared the town, a sudden flash knocked him off his horse and a voice asked him, "Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?" Thus began what many… [ read more ]

Letter From Bishop Roman Danylak #1

Dear Sister, This letter is to introduce Dr. Michael Rozeluk and his wife, Helen Rozeluk, who are members in good standing of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto. Michael and Helen Rozeluk: Michael had a powerful and miraculous healing from a serious medical condition, twenty-two months ago, when he went on a pilgrimage in Garabandal. In gratitude the two have given their lives to the Lord as witnesses of the power of Jesus and Mary and they… [ read more ]

Letter From Bishop Roman Danylak #2

The Church has not yet spoken its final word concerning the alleged apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Garabandal. Bishop Doroteo Fernandez, Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Santander had established a commission to investigate the events. The commission was composed of two doctors and three priests and was to have studied events that spanned four years and included hundreds of alleged apparitions. No member of the commission went… [ read more ]


A Cure in the United States

We are publishing the following testimony because it is accompanied by a duly signed and notarized document. However we would be remiss in our duty if we did not confirm that, quite often, the mail which we receive on the subject is absolutely amazing. The letters might be from France, where these cases are most numerous, or from Austria, America, Germany, in fact from everywhere. In New York, those who are interested in the subject have told us… [ read more ]

An Encounter with Father Marichalar

Fr. Valentin Marichalar was the pastor of Garabandal during the time of the apparitions This gentlemandeserves special mention as he was the pastor of San Sebastian of Garabandalduring the apparitions. He told of his misgivings concerningthe events that had ended the pastoral peace and routine of Garabandal.So much was happening that he didn't know about and he needed to know thetruth. Without telling anyone, he mentallyasked the Virgin: "If it's… [ read more ]

Angela's Cancer Cure

Hi, my name is Angela Szczepanski. I am a wife, a mother of two sons. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend. Until recently, my life was quite normal and hectic: raising a family, working full-time with very few days or evenings off. Both my parents and in-laws are elderly and seem to need more assistance in their daily lives. My husband and I have been brought up as Catholics and we have tried to do the same with our sons. We attend… [ read more ]

She Did This For Me?

Club Foot Straightened Sometimes what we expect and what God does is so different that the end result is a surprise to all. That is exactly what happened one September evening in 1996, as I climbed the steps to enter Marian Villa, a residence for seniors, with Dr. Michael and Helen Rozeluk, in order to pray with some elderly residents. On the porch of Marian Villa, we met an elderly friend of mine, Olga P., who was sitting outside, enjoying the… [ read more ]

A Renewed Life

Eight years of constant pain ended for a Canadian dentist when he was blessed with a medal kissed by Our Lady of Garabandal. The year 1986 began as a great one for me and my family. My dental practice was very successful. Our two children, ten-year-old Natalka and six-year-old Andriy were doing very well in school. I was enjoying every sport activity imaginable: hockey, baseball, tennis, squash, racquetball, swimming, water-skiing, golf, you name… [ read more ]

Let Me Tell You the Rest of the Story...

Let me tell you the rest of the story... With these words, my new friend, Peggy, responded to my hello on the telephone. Peggy had finally telephoned me after several months had gone by, to tell me something important. You see, Peggy and I had met in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November of 1995, at a dental course. Before that, when I had been suffering in so much pain after my car accident, I was not able attend any dental courses outside Toronto.… [ read more ]

Faith, Trust and Miracles

UPDATE June 2014: Today Michael has graduated and working as a medical doctor/physician and we are all VERY proud of Michael. We continue to thank God for Michael's tremendous healing. He is completely well with no recurrence or relapses. Chances are, I am just like many people you know, a friend, a co-worker or a member of your family. I was born in the Toronto area. I married my high school sweetheart and we were blessed with two beautiful, healthy… [ read more ]

Prayer Can Break Steel

The time has come for me to write about my own miraculous healing. Although this happened four years ago, in 1998, I shall never forget it. Even now I cry when thinking about what happened. However, I want to thank God, who gave me the grace to live a little longer, so that I could still be of help to my husband and my grandchildren. Three months ago, God called my husband, Michael, to be with Him. It is now time for me to give my testimony. I want… [ read more ]

The Powerful Rosary

"I knew the Rosary was powerful, but..." - Another Miracle from the 1999 pilgrimage to Rome and Garabandal. When The Workers of Our Lady - Canada took a group of pilgrims to Rome in May, 1999 for the beatification of Padre Pio, someone in the group experienced a miracle every single day of that two-week pilgrimage. The following is mine. We arrived in Rome on Saturday, May 1, 1999. Our group of twenty one was staying at the "pension" adjacent… [ read more ]

The Scapular, The Rosary and Our Survival Story

My name is Helen Rozeluk. My husband Michael is a dentist in Toronto, Canada. Because our story is so closely linked to Garabandal, I must first give a short summary of the events of Garabandal. Garabandal is a tiny village in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain, where the Blessed Mother "allegedly" appeared to four little girls between the years 1961-1965. I say "allegedly" only because the Church has still not passed it's final verdict… [ read more ]

Children Write from Ukraine

Photo: Father Zenovy with some of the children healed in Radcha, Ukraine.Note: ALL who came into this room gave testimonies of healing as a result of their kissing the medal of Garabandal. Rib Cage Now Normal November 23, 2002 Glory be to Jesus Christ! My name is Mykhailo. I live in the village of Radcha. I am 14 years old. I had noticed that the left side of my rib cage was smaller than the right. This didn't bother me, but it was a source of… [ read more ]

Cure of Mrs. Ivanka Liskavatska

November 1, 2002 Dear Dr. Michael and Helen: I would like to tell you about the healing of Mrs. Ivanka Liskavatska. She told me about it over the telephone and asked me to write it down for her. Here is her story. Photo: St. Josaphat's Church in Novoyavorivsk, near the city of Lviv. Mrs. Ivanka is a pensioner, 65 years old and lives in Novoyavorivsk, Lviv province, Ukraine. She is a good friend of my mother's. Lately Mrs. Ivanka was feeling… [ read more ]

Love Replaces Anger: The Healing of Mrs. M. M.

Photo (Right): The Cathedral in Ivano-Frankivsk. My name is M.M. Ever since I remember, I was always full of anger in my relationships with people. Whenever anyone approached me for advice or to share some kind of trouble, I always reacted with anger. Even when I would notice someone from afar turning in my direction, this was enough to upset me. I understood very well that everyone, especially a young girl or woman, needs to hear a kind word, a… [ read more ]

No More Epileptic Attacks. No More Seizures!

Written December 2002 My name is Tetiana. I live in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. I would like to tell about one most wonderful day in my life. It happened on October 3, 2002. I went to (the city of) Lviv, 385 Zelena Street, to the church of St. Michael for Divine Liturgy (Holy Mass). On that day there were guests there from Canada: Mr. Michael and Mrs. Helen Rozeluk. They talked about their life and "healed" people with their prayers and the medals… [ read more ]

Nurse's Back Miraculously Healed

December 10, 2002 Glory be to God! I am writing to you from the village of Sydorivka, the Province of Lviv, Ukraine. My name is Natalia Dmytrivna Bodnar. I was born in 1972. I am a Christian, a believer and I am a churchgoer. I have heard much about God's miracles, but I never fully understood until I experienced this first-hand. On September 23, 2002, I suddenly developed severe back pains. I thought, I had a slipped disc in my spine. I went… [ read more ]

Olha Mayko

"Mother Mary is Good - She Will Help!" Glory be to Jesus Christ! My name is Olha Mayko. I am 63 years old. Twelve years ago I had an serious accident. As a result, I had two fractures in my spine and my neck was broken in two places. I was hospitalized. For four months I lay in a brace to help my bones heal. Eventually, everything returned to normal. I performed all the work I was strong enough to do. On sunny days I felt reasonably well. But… [ read more ]

Bone Disease Disappears

December 2002 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear Dr. Michael and Helen: I would like to thank you from the depths of my heart for coming to Ukraine (in autumn, 2002) and to our village of Radcha with the good intention of helping people. My name is Marta Mykhailivna Tsiutsiak. I am 57 years old. For many years my back and my legs ached. With each year it became worse. The diagnosis was: inflammation of the joints and chronic osteochondrosis (an… [ read more ]

Healed from Osteomyelitis

March 2003 Glory Be to Jesus Christ! I trust that you will respond with "Glory Forever". I live in the village of Sydorivka, Ukraine. My name is Halyna Hachak. I have a daughter, Natalia, who has osteomyelitis. (Osteomyelitis is a very painful and incurable inflammation of the bones.) My daughter and I went to see you (Dr. Michael and Helen Rozeluk) at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine), in September 2002 when you… [ read more ]

From Hoshiv, Ukraine

Come to MaryO, Mother of God, turn not your gaze from us, pilgrims on earth.(from a prayer to Our Lady in Hoshiv)Translated from NOVA ZORYA newspaper, December 2002, 48 (518), Ukraine O good Christian soul! When you find yourself in trouble, because life is a path of thorns, when it seems to you that the whole world is against you and there is no help in sight, don't fall into despair. Go to Mary, search for Her. And see: before you lies the path… [ read more ]

A Feast of Faith, Hope, Love and ...

I would like to share my impressions of the stay in Ukraine of Dr. and Mrs. Rozeluk from Canada. Dr. Michael and Helen came to Ukraine on September 22, 2002, not only to visit the land of their ancestors, who had emigrated to Canada some time ago looking for a better life, but, above all, with a mission, at the invitation of His Excellency, Bishop Sophronius Mudry, the ordinary of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. The purpose of the mission was to bring to… [ read more ]

Healed from Epilepsy!

Ukraine, December 2002 Below is another testimony of healing letter received from Ukraine recently. This person is writing to Dr. Michael and Helen following their visit to Ukraine in the fall of 2002. At that time, they presented the story of Garabandal and Our Lady's kissed medal for veneration (see Garabandal information about "kissed medal") to the people near Ivano-Frankivsk. Glory Be To Jesus Christ! Greetings from Subcarpathia, Ukraine. Photo:… [ read more ]

This was God's Miracle

Ukraine 2002 Translated from NOVA ZORYA newspaper, December 2002 The faithful of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine remember well the final days of September, 2002, when Dr. Michael and Helen Rozeluk from Canada visited our area. In 1994 Dr. Michael was miraculously healed in Garabandal, Spain where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared. At that time, Michael and Helen received a miraculous medal which was touched to one that had been kissed by the lips of the… [ read more ]

40,000 People Came - Part 1

What a gift You have given us,dear Mother Mary! Who could have ever imagined the wonders we would see as a result of Your kiss during our trip to Ukraine - a trip organized by You, yourself, for the glory of Your Son Jesus. Thank you for a trip that we shall never forget: a journey of love, a journey where Your children came running for Your kiss. Yes, dear Mother Mary, Your kiss is travelling throughout the world and, once again, Your words have… [ read more ]

40,000 People Came - Part 2

What a gift You have given us, dear Mother Mary! Who could have ever imagined the wonders we would see as a result of Your kiss during our trip to Ukraine - a trip organized by You, yourself, for the glory of Your Son Jesus. Thank you for a trip that we shall never forget: a journey of love, a journey where Your children came running for Your kiss. Yes, dear Mother Mary, Your kiss is travelling throughout the world and, once again, Your words have… [ read more ]

40,000 People Came - Part 3

Photo: A typical roadside shrine to Our Lady in Ukraine. Villages compete with each other to see who will build the more beautiful one. Day Eight - The Studite Monastery Because Bishop Mudry was leaving early this morning for a week in Poland, he celebrated early morning Liturgy at 4:30 a.m. He was very pleased that we cared enough to be present, even though we had already said our good-byes the day before. After Mass and a very early breakfast,… [ read more ]

Witness to a Miracle

November 2002 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Nearly a month has passed since that time, the event that was so memorable for our prayer group when we had the honour of being in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the meeting with Dr. Michael and Helen Rozeluk. When Father Teodor, our pastor, told us about the miraculous messages of Mother Mary in the distant mountains of Garabandal and about the miraculous power of the relics… [ read more ]

Asthma Healing

Ukraine 2004 My name is Maria Sychevska. I was born in 1939 and I live in the city of Zolochiv, Lviv province, Ukraine. I am a medical nurse by profession. In 1975, the doctors diagnosed me with allergic bronchial asthma. From then on, I was treated with medication and, twice a year, I underwent in-patient treatments in the hospital. After some time, the medication no longer worked and I was given an inhaler, which I had to use for particularly… [ read more ]

Bishop Sofronius Mudry

Ukraine 2004 Editorial Note: In 2004 the Rozeluks received an official invitation from the Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk Eparchy, Sofronius Mudry, to visit Ukraine and present their mission of Our Lady of Garabandal. "I am very grateful to the Rozeluk family when they arrived here and went to our churches and gave testimony to their own miracle that they experienced. He himself was miraculously cured in Garabandal through the intercession of the Blessed… [ read more ]

Our Lady's Kiss Gives the Breath of Life

Ukraine 2004, Ivano-Frankivsk Photo (Right): Fr. Porfiri with Michael and Garabandal medal. On July 21, 2004 there was an accident at a railroad crossing. The car that my brother, Ivan Struk, was driving was hit by a train. My brother was hospitalized with multiple fractures of the rib cage. His condition deteriorated with every hour. Because the broken ribs had pierced his lungs, he was getting worse and worse. He was unconscious. A machine was… [ read more ]

Chest Pains Disappear

Miraculous healing of Yaryna Harazhun, student at the Lviv Financial Institute, as told by her Aunt. On one of the First Saturdays, my niece Yaryna and I were at Holy Mass at St. Andrew's Church in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. (Yaryna's mother [recently] died. Yaryna lives alone in the family apartment, which her late mother had procured. The father lives separately). Towards the end of the Holy Liturgy, Yaryna complained of severe chest pain. (The… [ read more ]

Terrible Leg Pains Since 1990

Ukraine 2004 Today I came here to Yasna Hora in Hoshiv (Ukraine, May 2004) to thank the Blessed Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary and Dr. and Mrs. Rozeluk from Canada, for the graces received on Friday in the Church of Christ the King. Since 1990, I have been ill with dermatomyositis. I had terrible pain in my legs. I could not walk. In the last several years it became very bad. I could not walk more than 100 meters. I could not go up even one… [ read more ]

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