Three Bewildered Visitors


David Toribio was one of the young men that protected the girls when the apparitions in San Sebastián de Garabandal began. A few days ago he made me think about something that I had never realized, and it is how the neighbors from Cosío helped the uncountable pilgrims that would go up every day to Garabandal. David says that someday homage should paid to all those men and women, who without attracting attention, helped the visitors in their “adventure” up to the town of the apparitions.

I felt I had been heard


Celina Ruiz Cuenca no longer lived in San Sebastian de Garabandal when the apparitions began. She had gotten married three years earlier and had moved to Corrales de Buelna, a little town in Cantabria, now about an hour away from Garabandal. However since the roads in the 60’s, and the means of communication, were not what they are now, Celina could not easily visit the village. Despite this, she tried to spend as much time as she could with her mother in Garabandal—and she used her visits to follow the apparitions more closely.

Can they ask Our Lady for greater miracles than these?


Her head was looking upward the whole time as she walked through the field full of people without tripping even once. Without really seeing her, she stopped in front of the lady who was situated at Consuelo's side. The lady held her breath full of emotion. Conchita began to take one of the medals off her neck without it getting tangled up with all the others she was wearing. Consuelo could see clearly everything that was taking place.

Alberto's "alpargatas"


“Manolita, get my ‘alpargatas’ together; tonight I'm going to run alongside the girls.”

The Bride's Scapular


This story took place during a wedding celebration. The protagonist is the Bride herself, Jacinta Cosío Mazón, who married José Ramón González González. Obviously this Jacinta is not the same Jacinta who was one of the visionaries, as the bride was much older.

Servando and Teresa's wedding night


Servando was going to get married to Teresa Mazón and the whole household was getting everything ready for the newly wedded couple. Servando's father, who worked in a quarry and whose name was also Servando, fixed up a house for them. The house was built on top of a stable and was situated near Aniceta's fountain. There was a stone outdoor staircase leading up to the house's front door. The staircase had 6 or 7 stone steps finishing off on a type of landing which led into the house. It was there that the newly wedded couple was going to live. It seemed that not even Servando's brothers new where there future house was and where they would be sleeping their first wedding night.

Christmas in "albarcas"


Christmas time during the 60's in Garabandal was a time for celebrating, yes, but celebrating with deep faith. Because of the low economic income, the townspeople could not permit too many "extras" for the Christmas celebrations. The household mothers did try to make sure the food was more abundant than usual, even though it wasn’t very extravagant nor anything really special.

A Chance to Believe


The events of January 1, 1962.

"Then I will believe"


It was the afternoon of October 16, 1961. Among the numerous spectators present that day were two priests from Asturias (Spain), but since they were not wearing their clerical attire nobody realized that they were priests.

The Sight Touched Even the Hardest of Hearts


March 24-25, 1962. Feast of the Annunciation.

Jacinta's father, Simon, recalls:
«The three girls, Conchita, Loli and my daughter, up until then had only "prayed" the rosary. That day, however, they began to sing it and they sang the whole rosary.

The First Wedding Ring Kissed by Our Blessed Mother


The first ring given to Our Lady to be kissed belonged to Maximina, Conchita’s godmother and aunt. Jacinta went to Conchita’s house in ecstasy. Maximina was talking to Conchita and said, “Conchita, since our wedding rings are blessed, maybe Our Lady will kiss them. It just occurred to me. Give this to Jacinta so she can give it to Our Lady and we’ll see if she kisses it.”

The least we can do is wait for her

casa conchita

Many times the girls, and all those with them, would stay awake until late at night waiting for the apparition.

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