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The visionaries of Garabandal

Between July 1961 and November 1965, Mother Mary appeared to four young girls over two thousand times in Garabandal, Spain. She warned them of a “great chastisement” and said that prayer, sacrifice and penance were needed.

On June 18, 1961, the young girls reported visits of an angel. On July 2, they said the angel was accompanied by a lady whom they recognized as the “Mother of Jesus” and who reportedly appeared more than 2,000 times during the next four years. On October 18, 1961, the girls announced a message from Our Lady:

We must do much penance and make many sacrifices.... The cup is already filling and if we do not amend our lives there will come a great chastisement.

On June 18, 1965, she said:

Since 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.... Many cardinals, many bishops, and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them.... You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts.... You are now receiving the last warnings.

The significance of the appearances

The Church has not confirmed that these appearances are real, but many, many thousands of believers attest to their reality. The message is essentially the same as it was at Fátima: the need for penance, the need for devotion, the need for conversion of sinners, much prayer, and a life that is devoted to service of God.

On May 15, 1983, in a dictation through Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mother Mary said:

I tell you, beloved ones, it is the faulty leadership and the false pastors of my people who have not seized the message of Garabandal, who have not proclaimed it and gone forth. But they wait in the shadows and they wait in the shadows, not wanting to confirm or deny.

Therefore, I say they are lukewarm and I, Mary, Mediatrix of Mercy and Justice, will spew them out of my mouth this day![1] And let those who carry the light within the Church stand and be counted this day! For I will count those who are of the light and I will sponsor you, but I will not sponsor the malignancy that has entered the Holy Church and defiled the Christ in the sons and daughters of God on earth and in Jesus, my beloved.[2]

Our ongoing communion with the Mother through her dictations and her rosaries is a very close attunement of our souls with her on a day-to-day basis. We realize that all of these prophecies of Fátima and of Garabandal and of private prophecies given to others around the world lead to the same conclusion: there must be a return to God, else the Dark Cycle of world karma coming upon it will manifest a horrendous holocaust or transition or cataclysm or whatever form these things may take. Our service with Mother Mary, then, is the perpetual use of the violet flame and our dynamic decrees to offset the imbalance in planetary conditions.


Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 45, November 6, 1983.

  1. Rev. 3:16.
  2. Mother Mary, “The Sign of a Great Liberation in the Earth,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 45, November 6, 1983.