Communion from an Angel
From the onset of the apparitions, Saint Michael dispensed Holy Communion to the visionaries on days when Mass was not held in the village. The Host was perceived and seen by the visionaries but remained invisible to onlookers. The angel taught the children to receive with reverence saying first the Act of Contrition and reminding them to think upon Whom they were about to receive. Following reception they recited the Anima Christi of Saint Ignatius Loyola as part of their thanksgiving.
At Fatima it had been asked, “How could the visionaries receive Communion from an angel when only a priest had the power to consecrate?” This question arose again at Garabandal. When the girls asked the angel, Saint Michael affirmed the truth of this teaching and told the seers that the consecrated Hosts had been taken from tabernacles on earth.
Miracle of the Visible Communion
For some time, the girls pleaded with the Blessed Virgin and Saint Michael to perform a miracle to convince those who would not believe. On June 22, 1962, Saint Michael told Conchita, that in response to this request, God would permit the invisible Host to be made visible on her tongue. Conchita announced this “little miracle” fifteen days in advance.
On July 19, 1962 at 1:30AM Conchita left her house in ecstasy, turned a corner and dropped to her knees in an adjacent lane. She put out her tongue. Those just inches away affirmed that it was bare.
In a startling flash, a brilliant white Host materialized on the girl’s tongue. Alejandro Damians, a businessman from Barcelona with a borrowed movie camera and flashlight illumination, took several frames capturing in black and white contrast this miracle of the Visible Host. Multiple eyewitnesses present that night, standing near Conchita, also testified publicly to the sudden appearance of the Host.
The Visions End for Three of the Girls
By the end of January 1963, the ecstasies had ended for Mari Loli Mazon, Jacinta Gonzalez and Mari Cruz Gonzalez. Although Conchita continued to have visions these were now fewer and far less frequent.
During this period, both Conchita and Mari Loli began to experience locutions – an interior voice without any accompanying vision – of the Blessed Virgin and Our Lord which continued to guide them and supplement what they had already come to know in ecstasy.
Great Prophesied Events
The young seers announced three coming, supernatural events;
The Aviso or Warning
The Great Miracle and its accompanying Sign
The conditional Chastisement – to come if the world does not change following the Warning and Miracle.
The first of these three events to occur is the Warning. It will be seen in the sky and then felt interiorly by everyone on earth. No one will escape it. No one will doubt it comes from God.
At a moment in the not too distant future, when the world is in the midst of a great turmoil, everything will be held in suspension.
Everyone will see the wrong they have done and the good they have failed to do – what the Church calls sins of omission.
It will be shocking and uncomfortable. Many would prefer to die rather than go through it, but it will cause no physical harm.
The Warning will serve as a purification to “correct the conscience of the world” and prepare it for the Great Miracle.
The Great Miracle will take place at the grove of the nine pine trees above the village of Garabandal. It will occur on a Thursday evening at 8:30PM on or between the 8th and 16th of March, April or May.
Conchita knows the date of the Miracle and will announce it eight days prior to the occurrence.
It will be on the feast day of a young martyr of the Eucharist and will coincide with a great ecclesiastical event in the Church.
All those either in the village or on the surrounding mountains will see it. The Holy Father will also see it regardless of where he is at that time.
The sick present will be cured, sinners will be converted and the incredulous will believe.
It will be the greatest miracle that Jesus will have ever performed for the world.
As a result of the Miracle, Russia will be converted.
After the Miracle, a permanent, visible, supernatural sign will remain over the Pines until the end of time.
If, after the Miracle, the world still does not change, God will send the Chastisement.
This supernatural Chastisement will be far worse than anything man could bring upon himself. It will be in keeping with what he deserves for his crimes.
The Second Message
On January 1,1965, Conchita again saw the Blessed Virgin at the pines. During this apparition, the Blessed Virgin stated that because the world had not acknowledged the Message, she would give another, a final one, to be delivered by Saint Michael on June 18,1965.
On that day, thousands came including many from nations outside Western Europe. As Conchita went into ecstasy, Saint Michael recited the final message to her:
“As my message of October Eighteenth 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.”