“I, your Mother, through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives”
-The Second Message of Our Lady at Garabandal, June 18, 1965
On Wednesday, September 29th, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel. Fr. Joe Pelletier first told us in 1968, “Garabandal is a message for a world in crisis.” In 1970, he wrote his first book on the apparitions, God Speaks at Garabandal.
The following excerpt from that book about the importance of St. Michael at Garabandal is even more enlightening and profound now, with forty years of hindsight, than when it was written.
“At Garabandal, the first heavenly visitor to appear was also an angel, the archangel St. Michael. Like the angel of Fatima, he came before Our Lady did and his initial mission was to prepare the visionaries for her coming and also to help set the spiritual climate which constitutes such and important part of the apparitions. But the fact that the angel of Garabandal was the archangel St. Michael has a special meaning. It indicated the basic theme of what was happening in this little village. Saint Michael’s very presence proclaimed the great spiritual drama that was unfolding on earth and of which Garabandal was to be one of the very important acts. It heralded a gigantic struggle in the world between the forces of good and the forces of evil…
Those who have taken to heart the Garabandal Message understand this and pray frequently to him whom the Church has always invoked as a powerful ally in its struggle with the devil.”
-God Speaks at Garabandal, pg. 115
Of the interviews given by the visionaries on this topic, the most interesting and illuminating was given by Conchita in 1981 to J. Dominguez, M.D entitled “St. Michael at Garabandal”. This interview was published in GARABANDAL magazine and is available at our website.
I urge you to read it and by reading it, increase your devotion to St. Michael as Our Lady advised.
In Union of Prayer,