The Prophecies of Our Lady of Garabandal, Spain
Again, we emphasize that the apparitions have neither been approved nor dis-approved by the Church. The prophecies are fairly specific, at least as far as the warning and the miracle are concerned. In talking with the villagers, most notably Serafin and Paquita Gonzales (Serafin…now deceased…was the oldest brother of the visionary Conchita and was witness to many of the events that took place in Garabandal). He is shown in this photo on the left and his wife Paquita is second from the right. Here is what they had to say:
First would come a world-wide warning:
An “illumination of conscience”, that would allow everyone over the age of reason to see themselves as God sees them. This would apply to all people everywhere. It would be as if the earth stood still for a few moments–even planes in the sky.
It will be very short-lived as it will no doubt be a very intense experience for everyone. No one will necessarily die from it, but everyone will experience it.
This is an opportunity given to people to amend their ways and is a purification to prepare the world for the miracle that will follow.
Only one of the seers, Maria Loli, knew the exact date of the warning, but she died in 2009 and as far as we know she did not reveal it to anyone.
Then, within the next 12 months, will come the Miracle:
In October of 1961, Our Lady promised, first to Conchita and then, later, to the rest of the girls, a Great Miracle. Conchita says that it will occur on a Thursday at 8:30 p.m., and it will last 15 minutes; however, a visible sign will remain in the pines until the end of time.
The sick present will be healed, sinners will convert, and non-believers will believe. Conchita knows the date of the Miracle and will announce it eight days beforehand. Conchita said that the Miracle will coincide with, but not be connected to, a rare event in the Church (such as the proclamation of a Dogma). Conchita has said that this event has never before happened in her lifetime.
The Miracle will occur on the feast of a little-known martyr of the Eucharist according to what the villagers have said. Others say it is on the feast of a martyr devoted to the Eucharist–so we are not sure what the correct version might be. Some reports said a young martyr of the Eucharist…..our research has never found anyone who can substantiate that, so we assume that the age of the martyr was not revealed.
Conchita knows the date of the miracle but that is not for public knowledge.
The sign will be able to be seen by the Pope, wherever he might be; it will be permanent; and will be proof that God does exist.
Concerning the date of the miracle, Conchita was given permission by Our Lady to announce the exact date of the miracle 8 days in advance.
Of the date for the miracle, the visionaries are quite specific. It will occur on a Thursday between the 7th and 17th of the month (but not to include either of these days) in either March, April or May.
After this, if people still do not repent, will come the Chastisement.
You must remember, however, that these were simple children at a time before cell phones and satellite TV, who had never even been out of the village and had almost no contact with anyone beyond their little hamlet.