WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: The Garabandal Pines Protected.

The Garabandal Pines Protected

The Garabandal Pines Protected

I am currently in
Garabandal, I have been suprised to see today the Garabandal Pines
protected by a wooden fence on hundred meters all around the Pines, all
trees close to the Pines have been cut and the vegetation burned leaving
around the Pines an empty space that could accommodate if necessary
thousands of people.

I asked for the reason, the official
explanation is to protect the Pines against any animals (cow, sheep and
horses mainly) who could destroy this Holy place where the Garabandal
Great Miracle will take place, to my question as I was last summer
during the month of August in Garabandal for my wedding and no one from
the village told me about these new works so my question was why now ?
the answer was : who knows the plans of God and everyone is free to
interpret it as he wants, in fact a typical response from Garabandal and
I am used to.

My Comment : There were animals, cows,
horses, sheep…etc….around and at the pines since years and years and
from the beginning, protect the Pines against any destruction from
animals could be a good reason and they could do it already years before
but cutting trees and burning vegetation all around the Pines for no
reason is in my opinion surprising as it was much more beautifull
before, today the Pines looks alone like ready to be watched by many and
from far, protected by a wooden fence with 2 entrances only, a surprise
to me as I was used to be aware of any news from Garabandal quite
quickly so this decision to built this wooden fence around the Pines was
surely taken recently only, at least that is my opinion.


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WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: Fr. Ramon Andreu’s Notes: Part Three, Post 75.

“Father Ramón was my spiritual director here in California since 1977. For me, he was very special because he knew me since I was 12 years old. He always gave me excellent advice which I hope to always follow. I’m going to miss him a lot. Yet, like he said: “Trust in Divine Providence always.” I feel that he will continue to guide me from Heaven.
- Jacinta Gonzalez Moynihan
(Letter) February 24, 1962
“Mari Loli was in ecstasy and she gave (I don’t know if it was Jacinta, Mari Cruz, or Conchita) a camera to Mari Loli to take pictures saying: “Take a picture of the Virgin”—Mari Loli took the camera and (I don’t believe there is anything on the photograph) as though she knew where the Vision was, she focused and took the picture. When the film was developed, this photo seemed shadowy but according to a girl who witnessed it, the description of the photo is the following:
(Eduardo) Marqués de Santa María

It seemed cloudy, as though it was shadowy, but I saw a clear silhouette of the Virgin—we could see her entire figure: she had her hands together and towards one side. There are two proofs: Conchita has one and Mari Loli has the other. This girl (who saw two) says that the figure is clearer in Mari Loli’s copy (Conchita’s is a copy with less contrast). The girl repeats that the image of the Virgin is not a fantasy, and it is unmistakable. The owner of the camera, according to what they told her, was a priest.


WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: Fr. Ramon Andreu’s Notes: Part Three, Post 74.

(Extract) Segovia February 20, 1962

My Reverend Father:
“They arrived at Garabandal after a painful ascent—the mud was knee-deep. They were tired from the trip, and the things they had to carry. After one at night they put blankets over the ground and stayed there quietly so they wouldn’t wake the people who were sleeping. The people realized this, and with great charity, they opened the doors of their houses and offered all that they had. They admired the virtue these people had, their charity, purity, and simplicity that they had not seen anywhere before. It made sense to them that a village so pure of soul would be the site where the Virgin would appear, and as they said “they are brothers of body and soul; we have never seen such men or such saints.’


WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: Fr. Ramon Andreu’s Notes: Part Three, Post 73.

Extract of a letter to Fr. Ramón from the Marquis




Madrid, February 18, 1962





Daughter of Mr. Antonio Soldevilla Gredilla:


After lunch and strengthened by your face, Rosario and I went to the street called José de Hierro, which is situated at the end of the Barrio de la Concepción. It is a new house, modest, with a 3rd floor and no elevator. A tall, thin, middle-aged woman responded to our call and at the question of whether she had a son who was very sick, she responded that her son had been near death.




Her story is the following:


Her son, who is now three and a half years old, and around the month of August was completely normal, very plump and healthy, and we all went to the pool; he was a completely normal child. One day he began to be paralyzed—his condition was worsening and after a few days he was like wood; he couldn’t move and he was completely blind: it was a picture of horror. They treated him and performed tests at the Clinic of Conception. A doctor saw him and decided to operate. The child was transported to the clinic and prepared for surgery—his head was even shaved for the operation. Dr. Obrador recognized the sick child, studied the electrograms, etc, and said that surgery could not do anything in his case. In view of this, the child was transported home once again, and Dr. Paniagua, Dr. Obrador’s assistant, continued to visit him. During the month of October, the child’s mother because to place medals around the child, among them was one of Our Lady of the Pilar. About a month later, one of her husband’s relatives (Señor Gredilla, a jeweler in Burgos) sent a medal, saying that it had been kissed by Our Lady of Garabandal. With extraordinary faith, the woman brought the medal to the child. A few days later, the child, who had been immobile, began to have convulsions, first in the legs, and later in the arms, tongue, etc. He began to open his little eyes and he felt better. Today, we have seen him and he is completely normal and absolutely healed. That is what has happened up until today when we visited. I have explained to the mother that we are bringing you this inquest and she is completely comfortable with this, and wants to verify all of the facts because she is the first one to be convinced that her son has been cured by a Miracle. She said: “I cried at the Clinic when the doctors didn’t want to believe that it was the same child. Even Dr. Paniagua told me—‘it seems to be a miracle.’”



The child is named Miguel and Rosario says that she has heard the girls pray for Miguel and that the Virgin said: “They will cure many children”—You remember hearing them say this. “Will you cure little Miguel?” Rosario says yes and that it is in one of the reports. It is possible that I will see the Matutanos tonight.”

WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: Fr. Ramon Andreu’s Notes: Part Three, Post 72.

Extract of a letter to Fr. Ramón from the Marquis of Santa María

Madrid, February 2, 1962

“My sister-in-law arrived yesterday (Carmeluchi’s mother). She is going to spend a few days in my house so she can see Jiménez Díaz and she is very enthusiastic about Garabandal from what we and her daughter have said. Very fearfully, she showed me a medal that is on her rosary which was kissed in Garabandal. It has begun to smell and she didn’t dare say anything until Rosario told her about what happened. It smells exactly like the rosary and the pines.
Another case: Carmeluchi’s father-in-law sent his medals and those of his family members to Garabandal, and when they were returned to him he looked at the chain and said, very surprised: “I lost this medal many years ago, and here it is on my chain!”
Another: A cousin of mine when to Garabandal and had given her rosary to the girls so that the Virgin would kiss it. She had lost the crucifix that was attached to the rosary and was very disgusted. She saw that this rosary had a medal of St. Catherine of Siena, which was so worn that it was impossible to tell who it depicted. When the girl gave it to be kissed she told the Vision: “Kiss it!—what?—It’s St. Catherine?” Emilio Valle (it seems to me you already know who he is) asked to show the medal to the Bishop of León who is a friend of his and who wanted to see the medal. He brought it to the Bishop in a newly purchased wallet, together with a rosary that had been hung. When Emilio Valle returned it to the owner of the rosary, the original rosary and crucifix came out of the wallet.



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WHAT IS GARABANDAL?: Fr. Ramon Andreu’s Notes: Part Three, Post 71.

Loli, the Marquis and the Marquess of Santa Maria


Copy of the letter to Fr. Ramón by Dr. D.C. Ortiz Pérez from Santander

February 2, 1962
Reverend Father Andreu:
I am going to tell you about the impressions of my last trip to Garabandal on January 27th. For this date, the Marquis of Santa María had already given more facts. He told me that he would see you on the next day.
The event that caught my attention is that after 7 consecutive months of “marvelous ecstasies,” the four girls continue with the utmost normality, although many people “who don’t see” maintain that this is the result of a pathology.

The girls continue their ecstasies the same as always, running through the streets of the village praying, with this precious transformation on their faces and movements that seem to be images. On the afternoon of the 28th, with the difference of approximately 10 minutes from one to the other, María Dolores and Conchita had ecstasies in their houses and left directly for the Church. When they met each other, they were very happy and they ran through the streets of the village singing the rosary. They visited the houses of the sick where they prayed and gave the crucifix to be kissed.

It made a great impression on me when they visited a sick old man (uncle Leoncio) who was blind, deranged, had the flu, and was in agony. They knelt at the head of his bed, praying Hail Marys without interruption, and everyone answered except the dying man. After 15 or 16 prayers, the sick man responded with ‘holy Mary’ in a clear voice and added: “I pray because I have faith.” In this moment, they put the statue of Christ to his lips, and he kissed it. The girls had expressions of immense enjoyment. They returned to the normal state after approximately 2 and a quarter hours.
At ten at night we thought we’d return, and it took half an tour for us to leave. We realized that María Cruz was running through the streets of the village in ecstasy accompanied by her parents. We united with a group and prayed with them.
These are the facts of what happened on the 28th in Garabandal.
Respectful greeting from my wife—she tells what this good friend always offers. I salute you affectionately.

C. Ortiz