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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 ]

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