Dear Friend of Our Lady,
As more people learn of Garabandal through the website we have received requests for information on the small relic medals offered by the New York Center. Those who have met me know that I carry a large medal kissed by the Blessed Mother at Garabandal given to me by Conchita in 1964. It is said to be the most venerated medal of all the objects kissed during the apparitions. Some people have inquired if these small medals contain the same promise as mine. The answer is absolutely yes. These medals, known by some as Our Lady’s Kiss, have a special connection to November 13 so I would like to use today’s letter to share with you the importance of these little sacramentals.
The kissing of objects started early in the apparitions and was considered vital by Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Garabandal. She often kissed rosaries, crucifixes, medals and wedding rings. Missals were also among these sacramentals. Our Lady would fan the pages as she kissed the missals, thereby kissing all the pages. The kissing of these objects was the principle purpose of her very last visit at Garabandal on November 13, 1965. Many months in advance Our Lady told Conchita that the kissing of objects would take place at the pines on this date. Our Lady told Conchita to distribute these objects because they have great importance.
These articles not only have the special distinction of Our Lady’s kiss but two special graces were attached to them.
- Our Lady said, “Through the kiss I bestow on these objects, my Son will performprodigies. Distribute them to others.”
- “Those who wear them with faith and devotion will do their purgatory on earth.”
An actual piece of missal kissed by Our Lady of Mount Carmel is in this medal. It
carries the same promise as any other object kissed by Our Lady at Garabandal.
These small medals should be regarded as a precious gift and handled with the utmost respect. The medals distributed by the New York Center are made from the remaining pages of Conchita’s missal with a design she approved. To fulfill Our Lady’s request to distribute these kissed objects, the New York Center offers the Relic Medal (BL02) as a gift (one per request) while the supply lasts.
I encourage you to read the account of November 13 and the kissed objects as recorded by Father Eusebio Garcia de Pesquera in She Went in Haste to the Mountain . On November 13, Our Lady clearly stated the purpose of her more than 2000 visits to Garabandal, “Conchita, I do not come only for you. I come for all my children, with the desire of bringing them to our hearts.” Please continue to pray and promote the Message of Garabandal.