San Sebastian de Garabandal is a small hamlet of some 80 humble dwellings located in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. Between 1961 and 1965, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared hundreds of times to four local girls who spoke openly and familiarly with her and said the rosary in her presence.
Three great supernatural events were prophesied at Garabandal.
1) 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, which is to come within twelve months of the Warning.
2) The second is a Miracle that will take place at the grove of pine trees on a bluff overlooking the village of Garabandal. It will occur on a Thursday evening at 8:30, on or between the eighth and the sixteenth of April, on a feast-day of a martyred Saint for the Eucharist. It will also coincide with a great event in the Church, but not a feast-day of Our Lady or Our Lord. All those either in the village or surrounding mountains will see it. The sick who are present will be cured, sinners converted and the incredulous will believe. It will be able to be filmed, photographed and televised. As a result of the Miracle, Russia will be converted.
3) The third is a Sign. After the Miracle, a permanent visible supernatural sign will remain at the pines in Garabandal until the end of time. This visible proof of our Blessed Mother’s love for all humanity will be a “thing” never before seen upon the earth that can be photographed but not touched.
The date of the Miracle
The visionary named Conchita was told the date. She is to announce it eight days in advance which one supposes would give the faithful who wish to be there time to travel. The means of communicating the date to the world will be a miracle in itself. Conchita is presently about 64 years old; unless she’s going to be appearing from beyond the grave to announce the date, we can suppose the Miracle will occur within the next 30 years or so.
Conchita looked up the date on the calendar in her home and found it to be the feast day of a Holy Martyr related to the Eucharist. She has told us that he has a very rare name. Eucharistic martyrs aren’t all that thick on the ground; in fact, I found none on the general calendar for April 8-16. However, there is one on the LOCAL calendar for SPAIN.
The Feast of St. Hermengild, Patron of Seville and Martyr for the Eucharist, is on April 13th. His name is rare, to say the least! Hermengild was one of two sons of Leovigild, the Arian King of the Visigoths (569-86). He was beheaded on Easter, April 13, 585, by order of his own father, for refusing to receive Holy Communion from the hands of an Arian bishop. Arianism is a heresy which rejects the divinity of Jesus.
Remember when I worked out the triple conjunctions of Roman and Orthodox Easters with Jewish Feasts of Firstfruits and pondered whether the Rapture might not occur in April of 2014? See http://polination.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/will-the-rapture-occur-in-april-2014/
Did you happen to notice that between now and 2028, only 2014 and 2017 feature triple conjunctions?
And do you remember when I explained the significance of the Hebrew year 5777? See http://polination.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/1917-to-2017-and-the-significance-of-three-five-and-seven/.
Did you happen to notice that the Easter-Passover season of April 2017 will fall in the Jewish year 5777?
Check it out!
In 2017, April 13th, the Feast of St. Hermengild, who was martyred for his faith in the Holy Eucharist, will fall on Holy Thursday … the Feast of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist!
There is another calendar anomaly here worth noting which is that the dates in Nisan, 33, when the first Passover-Easter occurred, will match the dates in April, 2017.
The RCC has not passed judgment on the validity of Garabandal apparitions
Because the events prophesied have not taken place, the Church considers the Garabandal events to be incomplete and has therefore withheld judgment. Despite this very proper caution in granting the church’s stamp of approval to the apparitions, the local Bishop studied the content of the messages the seers reported Our Lady gave them and wrote in 1965,
“We have not found anything deserving of ecclesiastical censorship or condemnation either in the doctrine or in the spiritual recommendations that have been publicized as having been addressed to the faithful, for these contain an exhortation to prayer and sacrifice, to Eucharistic devotion, to veneration of Our Lady in traditional praiseworthy ways, and to holy fear of God offended by our sins. They simply repeat the common doctrine of the Church in these matters.”