Two messages given for the world by Our Lady at Garabandal where she appeared over a period of four years (1961-65). Here is Her first message:
October 18, 1961 — We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.
In Garabandal, Jacinta was refused Holy Communion, given by the angel, because she spoke badly to her mother, didn’t apologize and hadn’t gone to confession. Mother Mary told her this. And how many things of this nature, or worse, do we commit every day?
And then we read the second message from Our Lady in Garabandal:
June 18, 1965 — As 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. 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.
Imagine how scandalous this message seemed, when presented in 1965. Today we see how true it was and is. What has happened to many of our priests? Have we been praying enough for them? Do we pray for them at all? They need our prayers so much! Or do we forget about them entirely? What we have now is a direct result of our efforts or lack of. We deserve what we get! The blame rests on our own shoulders. But it is not too late. Let’s turn back to God in the way that He wants and not according to our own whims.
The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Post Office Box 606
Lindenhurst, New York 11757-0606, U.S.A