|Between 1961-1965 Our Lady is said to have appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel to four girls, Mary Loly, Conchita, Jacinta and Mary Cruz, in the tiny village of San Sebastian de Garabandal in northern Spain. The apparitions have not yet been approved by the Church but have not been condemned either and nothing in them has been found contrary to faith or morals. Four messages were given, the first and last being the most important|
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. Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will pardon you. I, your mother, through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to us with sincerity and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think about the passion of Jesus.”
Conchita Gonzalez (January 1, 1965)
“Our Lady said that a warning would be given to the entire world before the miracle in order that the world might amend itself. It will come directly from God an d be visible throughout the entire world.
Conchita Gonzalez’ Diary
June 2, 1965:
“This warning, like the chastisement, is a very fearful thing for the good as well as the wicked. It will draw the good closer to God and it will warn the wicked that the end of time [not to be confused with the end of the world] is coming and that these are the last warnings. No one can stop it from happening. It is certain, although I know nothing of the day or the date.
The warning will be like a revelation of our sins, and it will be seen and experienced equally by believers and non-believers and people of any religion whatsoever. Each person on earth will have an interior experience of how they stand in the light of God’s Justice. It is like a purification for the miracle. And it is like a catastrophe. It will make us think of the dead, that is, we would prefer to be dead than to experience the warning. The warning will be recognised and accepted by the world.
Jesus will send the warning to purify us so that we may better appreciate the miracle by which he clearly proves his love for us and hence his desire that we see the consequences of the sins we have committed. I think that those who do not despair will experience great good from it for their sanctification.
The warning is something supernatural and will not be explained by science. It will be seen and experienced by all men all over the world and will be a direct work of God. It will be very awesome. However, if men die from it, it will be only from the emotional shock of seeing it. It will be a correction of the conscience of the world. Those who do not know Christ (non-Christians) will believe it is a warning from God.”
“The Warning is something that is first seen in the air everywhere in the world and immediately is transmitted into the interior of our souls. It will last for a very little time, but it will seem a very long time because of its effect within us. It will be for the good of our souls in order to see in ourselves our conscience; the good that we have failed to do, and the bad that we have done. Then we will feel a great love towards our Heavenly Parents and ask forgiveness for all our offences. The Warning is for us to draw closer to Him and to increase our faith. therefore, one should prepare for that day, but not await it with fear. God does not send things for the sake of fear but rather with justice and love. He does it for the good of all His children so they might enjoy eternal happiness and not be lost.”
Mari-Loli Mazon: (knows the year of the Warning.)
“We will see it and feel it within ourselves and it will be most clear that it comes form God. “
The Great Miracle
Conchita Gonzalez’ Diary:
“The Blessed Virgin advised me of a great miracle, saying that God, Our Lord, would perform it through her intercession. Just as the chastisement will be very, very great, in keeping with the needs of the world.
The Blessed Virgin has told me the date of the miracle and what it will consist of. I am suppose to announce it eight days in advance, so that people will come. The Pope will see it from wherever he is, and Padre Pio also [he is reliably reported to have seen the miracle before he died]. The sick who are present at the miracle will be cured and the sinners will be converted.
It will coincide with an event in the Church and with the feast of a saint who is a martyr of the Eucharist, and it will take place at eight-thirty on a Thursday evening. It will be visible not only to all those who are in the village but also to those in the surrounding mountains. It will be the greatest miracle that Jesus has performed for the world. There won’t be the slightest doubt that it comes from God and that it is for the good of mankind.
There will be no doubt in the mind of anyone who sees this great miracle which God, Our Lord, will perform through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. And now as we await this great day of the miracle, let us see if the world changes and the chastisement is averted.”
Mari-Loli Mazon (one of the visionaries):”The miracle will take place within one year after the warning.”
The Permanent Sign
A permanent sign will remain forever as a result of the great miracle. It will be of supernatural origin and something that has never been seen before on earth.
Conchita has written,
“A sign of the miracle, which will be possible to film or televise but not touch, will remain forever at the pines.”
During July of 1962, Conchita, Mari-Loli and Jacinta were shown a vision of the impending chastisement. Our Lady told the visionaries that, if we do not heed her warnings and mankind does not change after the warning and miracle, God will send the chastisement.
In describing the vision Mari-Loli said:
“It would be worse than having fire on top of us – fire underneath us and fire all around us. She saw people throwing themselves into the sea, but instead of putting the fire out it seemed to make them burn more.”
In a note written by Conchita she states,
“The punishment is conditional upon whether or not mankind heeds the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Also she writes in her Diary,
“If the world changes, the chastisement can be averted.”