Garabandal: The Third Secret of Fatima Revealed by the Words and Actions of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Even in the womb before Our Lord was born, He went to St. Elizabeth, as she carried St. John the Baptist in her womb, to commission him to be the voice crying out in the wilderness “prepare the way of the Lord.” St. John spent his life announcing the coming of the Messias for the benefit of those of good will who awaited Him. In our days, in the early 21st century, I believe we can look back at the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother over the past 500 years and say that she has been fulfilling the role of St. John, preparing us for the second coming of Christ, not as a Babe in a manger, but as the Terrible Judge. And yet, even in His role as Just Judge, He proves that His mercy still burns in His Sacred Heart by sending His Holy Mother to warn us of His coming. The historical events involved in Her apparitions are well known; however, I believe that the circumstances of the apparitions can be just as helpful in revealing Her purpose as the messages that She brings. Some examples follow.
Mexico in 1531. Our Lady appeared to a baptised Juan Diego, under the appearance of an Indian woman with child on a hill where previously had stood a temple to a pagan god to whom the sacrifice of children was offered. She asked to be called by a name that means she who crushes the serpent and she gave the Castilian roses and Her glorious image on the tilma during the octave of the Immaculate Conception.
La Salette in 1846. Our Lady weeping. The eclipse of the Church. Rome becoming the seat of Antichrist.
Lourdes, France in 1858. In the same year that Darwin’s heretical book on evolution was published, Our Lady appeared in Lourdes to St. Bernadette to proclaim Herself The Immaculate Conception. She did so in the middle of the town dump where the trash of the city was burnt. The only human creature conceived without original sin, the Summit of all creation, stood in the midst of the dump and offered us the choice of following Her Immaculate Heart or wallowing in the wickedness and mire of worldly philosophies. All in the same year that Darwin revealed his diabolical theory of evolution. Coincidence? No.
Fatima, Portugal in 1917. The fruit of godless atheism being godless communism, how appropriate that the Blessed Virgin appeared in Fatima in the same year that the Communist Revolution was destroying Russia. The miracle of the sun coming within a month of the establishment of the Soviet Union. And what about the Miracle? The sun falling from its place after spinning out of control and losing its natural appearance. Quae est ista quae progreditur quasi aurora consurgens, pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol, terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinata. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array? Is this not a symbol of our Holy Mother the Church as well as of Our Lady. The request for the consecration of Russia; the sun falling from the sky; the Church in eclipse; the rise of communism, which would soon spread throughout the world. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph – what a great event that will be!
Our Lady of the Great Event, more commonly, but erroneously, known as Our Lady of Good Success
This title by which Our Lady describes Herself to Mother Mariana in Spanish is Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso. This is commonly, almost universally, mistranslated as Our Lady of Good Success. However, the Spanish word suceso does not mean success. It means an event, an occurrence. So the correct translation of Our Lady’s title is not Our Lady of Good Success but rather Our Lady of the Great Event/Occurrence. This is extremely significant. It refers to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart! The culmination of all the events symbolised in the life of Mother Mariana is that when all seems to be lost, at that moment our Lady will intervene and the Church will be restored – the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart – the Great Event! This is also the message of Our Lady of Fatima: In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph!
The events in the life of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres of the Conceptionist (!) sisters in the convent of the Immaculate Conception (!) in Quito are so unbelievably symbolic that if they had not occurred so long ago, one would think it was an allegory written by a Traditionalist Catholic in the 21st century.
Our Lady repeatedly warns Mother Mariana that in the middle of the 20th century a horrible chastisement would befall the Church (cf. Her warning at La Salette and Fatima’s 3rd secret). She explains in some detail the things that the Church would suffer, saying that the Sacraments would be difficult to find, that there would be the lack of a shepherd to guide the flock, etc. In addition to the direct communication of these warnings in words, the events which Mother Mariana endured and witnessed are equally prophetic. The books I have read discuss the words but I believe the meaning of the sufferings is even stronger.
Mother Mariana wanted to live her Franciscan vocation by following perfectly the Rule of the Franciscans given by Pope Julian II. That is, she wanted to hold on to the traditions, and not innovate in any way, no matter how insignificant it may appear to be, just as Catholics who want to keep the Faith have always done. There were many in the convent who did not want to follow the rule [keep the Faith] and they conspired to make false reports to the bishop which led to her being put into the convent prison. This worked due to the weakness of the prioress who knew it was wrong but passed on the calumnies anyway. Eventually, all of the nuns who wanted to keep the rule were put into the prison, underground, and unable to assist at the Mass and Divine Office. The convent is symbolic of the Church in the mid-20th century. It is taken over by rebellious people who don’t want to keep the rule and those who hold on to tradition are placed in an underground prison and denied access to the Sacraments. All of this was done at the command of weak prioress and a bad bishop. The bishop’s soul was only saved by the sacrifices of Mother Mariana on his behalf. This happens repeatedly; Mother Mariana and sometimes the other obedient nuns are thrown in prison, then they are released, only to be thrown back in again.
Mother Mariana actually died more than once and came back after having been shown visions of the horrible times that would come upon the Church in the mid-20th century. One thing she saw was the extinguishing of the sanctuary light in the convent chapel and nobody was able to re-ignite it. Our Lady explains many meanings to Mariana but the most obvious to me is that the Blessed Sacrament, i.e. the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass would be all but abolished. It is even the same symbolism that Pope Pius XII used when he warned:
I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. ... A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God ... In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “where have they taken Him?” -- Pope Pius XII, quoted by Msgr. Georges Roche (secretary to Eugene Cardinal Tisserant) in his book Pius XII Devant L'Histoire, pp. 52-53.
The other symbolism that Our Lady does describe of the sanctuary lamp going out is that the Church will be without a pope:
How this Church will suffer on that occasion the dark night of the lack of a prelate and father to watch over them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, discernment and prudence. Many priests will lose their spirit placing their souls in great danger.
So what does this have to do with Garabandal and Fatima?
Garabandal: The Exclamation Point at the end of the Third Secret of Fatima
Sister Lucía of Fatima warned many years ago that the Church and the world would be in a state of “Diabolical Disorientation” and she was, of course, correct. Nowhere is this more clearly to be seen than in the atmosphere surrounding the apparitions at San Sebastian de Garabandal. Sister Lucia also told us that the Blessed Virgin Mary wanted the third secret to be revealed by 1960 at the latest! Like the rest of Her requests, this was not followed either. We know Her requests were not followed as She wanted because the events She wanted to avoid all happened. The first world war was followed by a bigger and worse war; Russia (aka the Soviet Union) has spread her errors all over the world; and on and on. Our Lady told us this would happen. She said that the consecration of Russia would be late, and because of that, the event would not be so spectacular as it would have been, just as the Miracle of the Sun on October 13th was not as great as it would have been, had the children not been allowed to go into the hands of the Masonic/Communist government, so the conversion of Russia will not be as soon nor as spectacular as it would have been had the Pope consecrated Russia. Is the blame then to fall on the Popes? NO. The blame falls upon those to whom Our Lady made the first request for prayer and penance – upon us.
1960. So, the third part of the secret Our Lady gave to Lucia was not revealed by the Popes, or by Angelo Roncalli in 1960. So Our Blessed Lord, whose mercy is without bounds, gave us yet another warning. The message that was written by Lucia to be read no later than 1960 was explained BY THE ACTIONS OF OUR LADY WITH THE CHILDREN AT GARABANDAL! Let this be clearly understood. It is the reason for Our Lady’s appearance at Garabandal, literally just a few months after the deadline she had given for the third secret to be revealed. Her wishes, actually, those of Her Divine Son, were NOT obeyed. Did He and She turn their backs on us and leave us to our just desserts? NO. They told us the contents of the third secret of Fatima by dramatising them at GARABANDAL. I will explain shortly. But first, I tell you now, the contents of the third secret are not in the future. THEY ARE FULFILLED AND MAYBE YOU DID NOT EVEN KNOW IT.
Many have heard of the prophecies of Daniel regarding the cessation of the continual Sacrifice; of the prophecies of Our Lady at La Salette regarding Rome becoming the seat of the Antichrist, of antipopes, and the rest and you have said to yourself, and rightly so, “How terrible will those times be!” and “I hope to be in heaven before these things happen.” I must inform you, good people, that these events have already happened. Our Blessed Mother came one last time to Garabandal to REAVEAL the third secret by Her actions.
First of all, I will summarize the events of Garabandal. I will not go into detail for that is not necessary. I only include the very first year or two of events, because after that, chaos ensued because Our Lady’s message had been delivered and She said after the 1965 message, “This will be my last message”. So, anything coming after that was NOT from Our Lady. I will not try to put things in chronological order, nor will I be weaving a storyline. My intent is to summarize the main events that explain the third secret of Fatima.
The first thing that must be understood in the allegorical apparitions of Our Lady at Garabandal is that the children represent the Church Militant in the time of the Apostasy. Have you not wondered why Our Lady does the strange things that She does there? This is why! She was showing us THE THIRD SECRET. Have you never wondered why She would let the wickedness of men prevent the revelation of the secret which She wanted revealed without correcting the situation? She did no such thing. Just MONTHS after the deadline for the revelation of the secret had passed, She explained it to us.
THE CONTENTS OF THE THIRD SECRET IN ACTION
#1. Many Cardinals, many Bishops and many Priests are on the way to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls.
This is the GREAT APOSTASY about which we have been warned since St. Paul! What was about to happen in 1961 when Our Lady spoke these words? Vatican Council II (so called) was being prepared. Who attended that “Council”? Many Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests! Why did Our Lady want the secret revealed by 1960? Well, WHEN DID THE COUNCIL BEGIN? 1962!!! Those who have eyes to see … WAKE UP!
#2. They were led through the streets and neighbourhoods of Garabandal as if looking for something. They kept their eyes on our Lady and were never harmed, never fell or tripped on the stone paths. They walked forward, backward, with their heads looking almost straight upwards, not looking where they were going.
The people will be (are) without shepherds to guide us. We must keep our eyes on heaven, on Our Lady and ultimately on Jesus Christ as St. Peter on the lake. As soon as we take our eyes off of Him and Her, we WILL sink. The Apostasy began at the top, with many Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests who led so many into perdition and want to lead us there too! But, how do we keep on the straight and narrow path when there is no shepherd to lead us? BUT - we do have guidance. Pope Pius XII and his predecessors provided us with the guidance we need to get through this. The Code of Canon Law, the Encyclicals, especially from Pope Gregory XVI through Pius XII, the Catechism of the Council of Trent, etc.
Why did Our Lady lead the children through the streets seemingly without aim or direction? Remember, they represent the Church Militant. That is how the Church is now: without shepherd, without guidance, without pastors. Recall the words of Our Lord in the Gospel: When the shepherd has been struck, the sheep will scatter. However, the Church is indestructible, so the children never fell, never even tripped on a stone! But they wandered outside the village church and throughout the mountain paths like sheep whose shepherd had been taken away. Why were our shepherds gone? See #1.
#3 The children saw Our Lady many times individually, or in pairs, but mostly not all together.
The Church Militant is in small pockets, scattered throughout the world. Those who have held on to the traditions, the true Faith, the true Mass, the true Discipline of Holy Mother Church and did not follow the apostate Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests into perdition are small groups here and there. They are visible, as the True Church is visible, but they are scattered because the shepherd has been struck. They cannot find him, because the Church is in eclipse! But, Our Lady will reunite the remnant just as she called the children together each time.
#4. The Blessed Virgin at first led the children to the village church to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but the new bishop forbade this. The children began to receive Holy Communion
OUTSIDE OF THE VILLAGE CHURCH WHERE THE BISHOP HAD FORBIDDEN THEM TO COME.
Recall the quote of Pope Pius XII about the people searching in vain for the lamp of the sanctuary indicating the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament: In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “where have they taken Him?”
Why did Our Lady not continue to lead the Church Militant (the children) to the village church to adore the Sacramental Jesus? Because the Bishop FORBADE IT! What did the apostate Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests do with the Mass at and after Vatican II? They brought in a 33rd Degree Freemason, Annibale Bugnini, and six (6) protestant ministers to invent a new “Mass” that would be agreeable and acceptable to protestants! They changed the necessary words required for validity. Pope Pius XII knew this was coming, even as far back as Daniel the prophet we were warned that the continual Sacrifice would cease. IT HAS CEASED! Not absolutely, but in its being continual. It used to be that, at any time, there was a Mass being offered somewhere in the world. That is no longer the case.
The new mass is not new, and it is not the mass. It is essentially the same as the Anglican service invented by Cranmer in the 1600s and it is not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
I ask you, Why did Our Lady have St. Michael give them (the CHURCH MILITANT!) Holy Communion outside? In the street? In parks? In barns? On the mountainside? To tell us that it would not be available IN THE CHURCHES! That is exactly the situation we are in. And please do not say that this could not happen. We were warned of it repeatedly since Daniel all the way up to Pope Pius XII!!!
The “new mass” is not valid. It is not Catholic. If you go there, you will be following the Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests into PERDITION.
Recently, the Vatican ordered the words “for many” to be replaced in the novus ordo rite. However, it is too late. Not only is the rest of the novus ordo non Catholic, but the rites for the consecration of a bishop and of a priest were made invalid as well, by Giovanni Montini, aka Paul VI.
#5. Our Lady stressed the sanctity of Holy Matrimony and kissed many wedding rings.
The religious orders are all apparently dead, save for a few holy priests and nuns scattered throughout the world. It is the family that holds on to Traditional Catholicism that is the Church Militant now. Do not allow your children to enter convents or monasteries. Keep them at home. The end times are upon us. Let them build monasteries at home where they can try to lead monastic lives as best they can. It is a hard word, but true. The continual Sacrifice has ceased. It will not return until we have a True Pope.
#6. All of the visionaries have gone along with the invalid, protestant novus ordo “mass” and have accepted the heretical antipopes as legitimate, just as nearly all of the faithful did at first. This symbolises the state of the Church since Vatican II. But remember (see the video) that the Warning will take place at the same time as a Great Ecclesiastical Event! What might that EVENT be? The restoration of a TRUE POPE anathematising the Church of Antichrist and its antipopes?
#7 Conchita has said that there would be three (3) popes after “John XXIII”.
Following Angelo Roncalli, there have been five imposters claiming to be pope: Paul 6, John Paul 1, John Paul 2, Benedict 16 and now Francis. Five. Not Three. There are two possibilities: 1) Conchita is a fraud and a false prophet, because she said there would be three more but now there have been four. 2) The correct reason: THEY WERE NOT TRUE POPES. A quick investigation will let you find the proof for the following fact: All were/are heretics.
See the following websites for the evidence:
http://foicatholique.cultureforum.net/forum (en français)
http://www.catolicosalerta.com.ar/index.html (en español)
1. A heretic is NOT a member of the Church.
2. One who is not a member of the Church, CANNOT be the HEAD of the Church.
What about all the Conciliar nonsense surrounding the apparitions?
Nobody can deny that there are unsettling things going on around Garabandal. Things that make a Catholic´s skin crawl. You can see the evidence at nearly all of the websites that cover the apparitions. However, remember what Our Lady said: on June 18th:
"Since my message of October 18 has not been made known to the world and has not been fulfilled, I tell you that this is my last message.”
But then, the children kept on relaying messages?! Why? Did She not say that the message of June 18th was to be the last? She did. Everything that came after that was diabolical snares, not the words of The Blessed Virgin. Satan attempting to suppress and destroy the messages just as he did at Lourdes, La Salette, Fatima.
So what now?
The events Our Lady tried to prevent at Fatima have all happened. We must not try to figure out when the Warning and the Miracle/Great Event will take place. I am convinced that it will. She has been telling of it for centuries, “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” she said at Fatima. She told Mother Mariana, the same thing in the 1600s. We know that Christ will return triumphant. But we do not know the date or the time. In fact, it is forbidden by Holy Mother Church to speculate on such things. The fact is, we must now hold on to the Church as it was when we last had a true shepherd – a TRUE POPE – October 9th, 1958 when Pope Pius XII died.
1. Realize that the whole structure, the hierarchy of the Church apostatized at Vatican II. There are no dioceses on the PLANET with valid bishops or priests. Stay away from them.
2. Never attend the novus ordo “mass” again. It is the worship of antichrist.
3. Pray the Rosary, Read the Bible, the Catholic bible, from before Vatican II, make acts of spiritual communion, perfect acts of contrition, pray the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the Catholic one from before Vatican II.
4. Do not be always looking for signs and wonders. That is how we are manipulated into ignoring the most important things. Know that Christ will reign, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph, but do not try to figure out WHEN. Those looking at Jesus and Mary and Joseph will not be distracted, but when you take your eyes away from them, you will sink.
5. Ignore everything coming from Garabandal after 1965. Our Lady said she had given her final message. Go with what she said before that. But – be prepared for the Warning and the Miracle.
I told you things were worse than you thought. Infinitely worse. But, at La Salette, France, Our Lady told the children that the Church would be in eclipse, the world would be in darkness, Rome would become the seat of the Antichrist. These messages were known and approved by Pope Pius IX and Pope Leo XIII. We know that in the end, Satan will be cast into hell for all eternity, and the remnant who keep the Faith will be in Heaven for all eternity. I pray that you and I will persevere until the end and be saved.
I am not a mystic, or a monk, or an erudite member of the Society of Jesus, or a contemplative Carmelite. These are just some thoughts that have come to mind that have comforted me, inspired me, edified me, reminded me that I am not alone, despite the loss of everything that I love, but never or rarely, actually experienced, including but not limited to, the Mass, the Sacraments, having a legitimate, bishop, pope, pastor. We have been warned by the precursor of the second coming of Christ that these things would come to pass. I hope that by sharing these thoughts, you may be similarly consoled, and helped to persevere until the end.