MARY, OUR MOTHER

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In Garabandal, as in Lourdes and Fatima - A Moment with Mary



* June 18 – Apparition of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Garabandal from 1961 to 1965 (Spain - approval pending)   * In Garabandal, as in Lourdes and Fatima ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

June 18 – Apparition of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Garabandal from 1961 to 1965 (Spain - approval pending)  

In Garabandal, as in Lourdes and Fatima



In 1961, in Garabandal, a village in the Spanish Pyrenees, at a place called the Calleja, four girls, Conchita, Jacinta, Mari Loli and Mari Cruz were witnesses to an apparition of the Virgin Mary who came under the title of Our Lady of Carmel. From July 2, 1961 to November 13, 1965, the girls reported more than 2,000 encounters with the Virgin.

The title that Mary gave herself in Garabandal—Our Lady of Mount Carmel—suggests a connection with the apparitions of Lourdes and Fatima. Indeed:

- By ending her visits to Lourdes on July 16, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mary placed the symbol of Mount Carmel as a culmination of a spiritual journey whose previous apparitions constitute the necessary steps;

 - In Fatima, on October 13, 1917, after the miracle of the sun, Lucia alone again saw Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lord who were still blessing the world, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel giving the scapular.

At Garabandal, wearing the scapular, Mary invited us to (re)discover its meaning. The Scapular of Carmel is another way of showing our devotion to Jesus through Mary. 

Adapted by Fran├žoise Breynaert

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