Mari Loli Mazón
Maria Dolores Mazón (Mary Loli or Loli) was the one of the four girls from San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain, who had had great number of apparitions of Archangel Michael and Our Lady during the course of 1961-1965 years. She was a friend of Jacinta Gonzalez. At the time of the first apparition Loli and Jacinta were 12 years old, and were likable children.
The milestones of Maria Dolores' life
Mary Loli was second daughter of Ceferino Mazón and Julia Gonzalez. Theirs large family included also three boys, Fernando, Ceferino, and Gustavo and four daughters, Amalia, Rosaura "Sari", Guadalupe “Lupita”, and Aurora.
Ceferino was the mayor of the village, and besides having pastures for farming like everyone else in Garabandal, also owned a little store or tavern.
Mary Loli attended school in Garabandal, Saragoza, and Barcelona.
Loli first came to Brockton, Massachusetts with Maria Saraco, a Garabandal apparition lecturer, in 1972.
It was at St. Francis of Asisi Church in Medford, Massachusetts in 1972 where Loli met her husband to be, Francis (Frank) Lafleur for the first time. They were engaged on September 17, 1973 and married five months later on February 2, 1974.
Frank and Loli’s residence was in Massachusetts where they resided for five years. It was while living there, on May 31, 1975, that their first child Francis was born.
The family then moved to another residence in Massachusetts, where their two daughters were born. Melanie was born on April 28, 1980 and Maria Dolores on August 1, 1981.
On August 31, 1982, the family (now Frank, Loli, Francis, Melanie and Maria Dolores) moved to New Hampshire where Loli would live for the next 27 years until her death on Monday, April 20, 2009.
The life of prayers and sacrifices for priests
I was alone with her when she was in ecstasy. How she cried that night! How this child cried, my God, and how she suffered! The Blessed Mother told her to pray very much for priests and that she should make a lot of sacrifices for them. Many of the priests were going bad. Things were going bad and this was something I did not like to hear. To me priests were the most sacred in the world and I was to hear my daughter say this?
Mari Loli wrote in
that Our Lady said to her:
And also Our Lady said to her:
She was living for the day she dies
During the last apparition at Garabandal on November 13, 1965, Conchita said to the Blessed Virgin holding the Infant Jesus: “I am so happy when I see both of you. Why don't you take me now to heaven with you?” She could have been speaking for all of them when she said that, and therefore it should not come as a complete surprise what Loli once told Maria Saraco: that she was living for the day she dies.