Garabandal. Conchita Gonzalez about the Miracle
These interviews have been published in «Garabandal International» October—December 2004.
The Miracle. Interview with Conchita. 1973
What is going to happen on that day (of the Miracle)?
When is that day?
What exactly is going to happen on that day?
On the day of the Miracle, did you say that those present would be converted?
On the day of the Miracle there will be an extraordinary sign not made by human hands?
Did you say that this sign could be televised and photographed but not felt by touching?
With respect to the sick people… the Virgin mentioned one particular person, a blind man called Joe Lomangino. What did she say about him?
Can you tell us something about Fr. Luis Andreu?
Fr. Luis was actually seeing the Miracle?
Didn 't the Virgin say that something would occur on the day after the Miracle concerning Fr. Andreu?
The Miracle. Interview with Conchita. February 7, 1974
Will you take the baby
[Conchita was expecting her first child when this interview was conducted and gave birth to little Conchita (Conchitina)
the following April.]
to the Miracle?
You have said that the Miracle of Garabandal will coincide with a great event within the Church. Did Our Lady tell you what that event will be, and can you add anything to what you have already said about this matter?
How will you announce the Miracle?
Joey has said that he will go to Garabandal immediately after the Warning. Do you know how much time will pass between the Warning and the Miracle?
Do you think of the day of the Miracle often, and are you anxious for the Warning and the Miracle to come?
During the two occasions that Our Lady spoke to you about Joey, did she say anything in addition about his eyes?
Interview with Conchita
February 7, 1974
The Miracle. Interview with Conchita. February, 1977
Did you 'see' the Miracle or were you told about it?
Were you alone or with the other girls when Our Lady told you about the Miracle?
What will the Miracle be like?
Would you please restate the information concerning the span of months during which we may expect the Miracle?
It is said by some people that the way you will announce the Miracle will be a 'miracle' in itself. Can you explain this?
If I am situated far from the village in the mountains, but I am able to see the Pines, will I see the Miracle clearly?
If I am sick will I be cured at that distance?
Some people have said that in other places in the United States and Europe people could visit Marian shrines and be cured on that day. What do you know about this?
Will those who are firm believers in the coming Miracle but unable to attend because of their state in life, for example, cloistered priests and religious, receive any special graces on that day?
Did Our Lady ever say anything about the vast sea of people who plan on being in Garabandal several days before-hand?
Many are concerned as to how they will manage for their food and toilet facilities. Do you have any comment?
Interview with Conchita
About the Miracle, the Virgin said that it will take place on a Thursday night at eight-thirty and this day will coincide with an event in the church and the feast day of a saint who is a martyr of the Eucharist. It will be visible to all the people in the village and surrounding mountains. The sick who are present will be cured and the nonbelievers will believe. It will be the greatest Miracle Jesus has performed for the world. There will not be the slightest doubt that it comes from God and that it is for the good of mankind. There will be a sign that remains for all time which will be able to be seen, photographed or televised, but not touched. I can also add that it will happen between the eighth and the sixteenth of the month. This Miracle will be for everyone in the world.
Miracle at Garabandal. Ch.III
Conchita recalls events
Bishop: Does the general public have doubts about the apparitions?
Conchita: The Virgin told us that before the Miracle many people will stop believing.
Bishop: As for the present Bishop of Santander, is he going to have a special sign before the Miracle? Will it be something that happens in nature or something in general?
Conchita: The Virgin said that she was going to send proof to the Bishop of Santander so that he will allow priests to go to Garabandal.
Bishop: What kind of proof?
Conchita: She didn't say. This sign of the truth of the apparitions will be something private for whomever is the Bishop of Santander at the time of the Miracle.
Bishop: So, it will be for the one who is Bishop at the time of the Miracle?
Conchita: Yes, he will receive a sign.
Bishop: So the Bishop will receive a sign and he will know that Garabandal is true. This is clear now. ...
Bishop: ... You know, Conchita, that we are attracted to Garabandal because we love the Virgin. We know she utilizes humble people and means like at Lourdes and Fatima and other apparitions. It has been said that the Virgin told you the Miracle will be on a Thursday. Is this true?
Conchita: Yes. The Virgin said it will be on a Thursday, and she also gave the day, month and year.
Bishop: Are you sure? Did you check it on the calendar?
Conchita: No, I didn't have to, because she told me the Thursday, the day, month and year.
Bishop: I am so glad to hear this. I had been told that you knew it was to be a Thursday, and began to guess at the dates. But the Virgin told you the exact date, the exact month and the exact year. No one need have any doubts now. If everything in life were so perfectly clear there would be no problems. ...
Bishop: ... Are there any other relationships between Rome, the Holy Father and the Miracle that you would like to talk about?
Conchita: Yes. The Virgin told us something related to the Holy Father, and it was that before the Miracle there would be only three more Popes.
Bishop: I want this to be very clear to all who hear this tape. Conchita was very precise. The Virgin told you that before the Miracle...?
Conchita: At the time, Pope John XXIII was living. The Virgin said, "Three more Popes are left; there will be only three more Popes." She was then speaking about the end of the times.
Bishop: So the Virgin spoke to you about the end of the times? [Editor's note: This is not to be confused with the end of time, but rather refers to the end of our times. How that will happen, what it entails, and what will follow is not known at this time.]
Bishop: So after John XXIII came Paul VI, John Paul I and then John Paul II. So look out, the noose is tightening! It's the Virgin who is speaking.
Conchita: The Virgin was talking about the end of the times. She also spoke to us about France. I don't know if you remember but it was being said that a world war would break out in 1962. At the time everyone was afraid including me. Then the Virgin appeared and addressing our concern said: "Don't be afraid, there will not be another world war."
Bishop: So she said there would not be another world war. There have been local conflagrations, and much has been said about a coming world war. The situation is very tense, but a world war would be the end of nations.
Conchita: I don't remember any more. I would like to add, however, with reference to Rome, that some priests or people are putting too much pressure on the Church to approve Garabandal. I believe it would be better that this be left in the hands of God. Let them speak about and spread the Message of the Virgin, but leave the rest in the hands of God.
Bishop: You caution against rushing things and speculating. You prefer that all be left in the hands of God. You have complete confidence in Him.
Conchita: Yes. Before, when I was so concerned about whether Rome would believe me or not, the Lord Himself told me: "Don't worry about being believed, especially in Rome. I will do everything." I would like to tell this to all those who want the Bishop and Rome to hurry ahead in this matter.
Bishop: People are always looking for new things. I agree with you; let God and the Blessed Virgin handle it in their own way. You aren't searching for great things, you are simply living a Christian life just as the Blessed Virgin said to.
Conchita: Yes, every day, and waiting for the Miracle.
Bishop: Each day you live it.
Bishop: That is what the Gospels and Our Lady say; to live the Christian life every day. This is what you mean, right?
Conchita: Yes. Live every moment of the day with true faith and devotion.
Conchita Gonzalez told Vatican the date of the Miracle
I told the date of the Miracle to Cardinal Ottaviani and the Pope's confessor. The Pope [Paul VI] gave me the impression of being an oppressed person, as if restrained by the cardinals and the hierarchy.