Jesus Christ spoke like no man every
spoke and performed the proper amount of miracles. At the end, few
believed in Him, not even His apostles. The priests and leaders of His
time hated Him and put Him to a cruel death.
The Virgin Mary came as a Mother to her children at Garabandal with a
marvelous display of mystical phenomenon, with her sweet personality
proclaiming repentance or chastisement. She was not accepted, especially
Just as Christ was not believed until He rose from the dead, neither will
Mary’s appearances at Garabandal be accepted until the great predicted
Warning takes place.
At that time, it will be useful to have access to historical writings,
photographs, motion pictures, audio and video duplications of the events and
testimonies. With these materials, modern means of communication can be
employed to report the facts and messages of the Garabandal apparitions
after the Warning.
Over 30 years ago, the St. Joseph Foundation of Los Angeles began
acquisition of materials by an interview with the main visionary,
Conchita. The following year, an exceptional witness of the Garabandal
apparitions, Father de la Riva, was interviewed. Subsequently also, the
other visionaries Jacinta and Mary Loli were interviewed. The main members
of Conchita’s family: her mother Aniceta, her brother Serafin, her Aunt
and Godmother Maximina were filmed. Also filmed among others were
Benjamin Gomez, witness of the Little Miracle, and Father Ramon Andreu,
brother of the fifth visionary.
Authorization was received to translate into English the foremost literary
work on Garabandal: “She Went in Haste to the Mountain”. Also authorized
was the translation of “Memoirs”, the book written by the priest closest
to the visionaries in the early days of Mary’s appearances.
An extensive photographic collection with miles of motion picture film and
thousands of slides and prints began with Father de la Riva, (who also
supplied movies of the children). The photographs include the thousands of
pictures present in Conchita’s house, belonging to her mother and brother.
There were hundreds of photos from the albums of first American promoter
Andrea Gonzales, and thousands in the collections of Ferdinand Corteville
and Walter Kushing, both of whom stayed many years in the village. Audio
recordings were supplied by Placido Rubiola who audiotaped the ecstasies
and taped many early interviews. His interview was done on audiotape, in
facsimile of his method. He presented a recording of Conchita reading her
Diary in a childlike voice shortly after she wrote it.
Also filmed or videotaped were Dr. Morales (head of the medical commission
for the apparitions), Fr. Luna (who took Conchita to see Padre Pio and
Vatican officials), Marguerita Heurta (who made the kissed medals), Luis
Lobera, (the photographer who took and provided the original film of the
Diocesan Commission) and Fr. Eusebio de Pesquera (who wrote the monumental
historical composition on Garabandal).
All these photographs, motion picture films, audios, videos and literature
materials are gradually being put on web sites for downloading in English,
the main language of the web. The Spanish interviews will be provided with
English translations. There will also be some material in Spanish.
Clearance and rights for music and stock footage have been purchased for
unlimited reproduction. This applies only for productions of a few
programs, which are specified. This requires a few of the videos to be
copied or televised without editing the sound track or video. Subtitles
may be inserted. The largest part of the material will be supplied without
restriction of usage.
St. Joseph Foundation of Los Angeles will provide in
public domain all the materials for which it has the original film or
authorization to publish on its sites: (garabandalarchives.com) (catholicwebcast.com)
(stjosephpublications.com) (garabandal.tv) (garabandalonline.com).
These materials will be made into DVD’s, at which time they
will be available through the above mentioned websites for those who
want to use the material to present and promote the Virgin Mary’s messages
and apparitions in other languages besides English. Through this channel
compressed but sufficient resolution duplicates (DVD quality) will be
provided for those who want to make Garabandal or Fatima productions and
need visuals. After the Warning this type of programming will be needed.
The time for the Great Events and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart
approaches. To the Queen of Heaven has been given the power to crush