Padre Pio and Garabandal: What the Virgin Mary Told the Great Saint “You will be with me during the end of the world”

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Padre Pio’s Belief in the Message of Garabandal

In JOHN (18-37) Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, Jesus answered: “You say that I am a King. I was born and came into the world for this ONE PURPOSE, to speak about the TRUTH. Whoever belongs to the TRUTH listens to me.”   “And what is TRUTH?” Pilate asked.

Today, how many of us would ask this very same question—WHAT IS TRUTH?

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The good GOD blessed PADRE PIO with the gift of the SPIRIT. He marked his body with the (5) wounds of CHRIST CRUCIFIED, as a powerful witness to CHRIST’s Passion and Death.   And from the blood of those wounds came a perfumed fragrance, a special sign of PADRE PIO’s HOLY presence.

On March 3, 1962, PADRE PIO wrote a letter, in Italian, and sent it to the (4) visionaries of San Sebastian de GARABANDAL, (Conchita, Mari Cruz, Mari Loli and Jacinta Gonzales), in which he states, “At nine o’clock this morning the HOLY VIRGIN told me to say to you: “O Blessed young girls of San Sebastian de GARABANDAL, I promise you that I will be with you until the end of the centuries, and you will be with me during the end of the world and later united with me in the glory of paradise”.

PADRE PIO goes on to say to the visionaries, “I give you only one counsel: Pray and make others pray, because the world is at the beginning of perdition where Cardinals, Bishops and Priest are on the road to perdition and are taking many Catholics with them. People do not BELIEVE in you or in your conversations with the LADY IN WHITE, but they will BELIEVE when it is too late”.

Conchita is given the translated letter from Italian to Spanish by her high school language teacher, and she shows the letter to LADY OF GARABANDAL.    The HOLY VIRGIN tells Conchita that PADRE PIO sent the letter.  Conchita never knew who PADRE PIO was, but a seminarian explained that PADRE PIO was a Capuchin Friar from San Giovanni Rotondo, in Italy.

Conchita, “eventually” meets with PADRE PIO and finally realizes what a HOLY PERSON PADRE PIO was. Padre Pio’s involvement in the GARABANDAL events, culminated in his being granted a privilege that only one other person had been granted, at this time,—to see THE GREAT MIRACLE before he died.

The other person was Luis Andreu, a priest who while observing the (4) visionaries in ecstasy at the pines in GARABANDAL cried our “MIRACLE” (4) times. On the drive home with friends that night, he said: “I feel myself truly full of joy and happiness. “What a gift the VIRGIN has given me. How fortunate to have a Mother like her in heaven! I can’t have the least doubt about the truth of their visions,.” (the (4) visionaries) After saying this, he made a slight coughing sound, lowered his head too his chest and died.—(testimony of Rafael Fontaneda).

According to the LADY OF GARABANDAL, not only will Joey Lomangino (the blind messenger of GARABANDAL) receive his eyesight when the GREAT MIRACLE happens, but Father Luis Andreu will be taken out of his tomb and his body will be found incorrupt.

Another prophecy to come from OUR LADY OF GARABANDAL regarding the GREAT MIRACLE was that the HOLY FATHER would see it from wherever he was, and that PADRE PIO would see it too. So when the famous STIGMAST died on September 23, 1968, Conchita was perplexed as to why the prophecy had not come true.

A month later, Conchita was given a letter by Padre Bernardino Cennamo, the Superior of the Capuchin Order, in which he said that PADRE PIO told him that he had seen THE GREAT MIRACLE. He also sent her the white veil that covered his face while he lay in state in the morning of his death.

Conchita recounts: “I had the veil in front of me, as I was writing later that evening. When suddenly the whole room became filled with fragrance, the perfume so strong I started to cry.” It is not without significance that PADRE PIO should be IRREVOCABLY LINKED to the apparitions in GARABANDAL.

Believe in the impossible and you will do the incredible. Below are four (4) apparitions (visions) of some incredible prophecies that the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (she becomes the central figure in all these apparitions), reveals what people must do to attain eternal life.

We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently, lead good lives and always seek the TRUTH. In addition, spend time reading the messages the LADY conveyed   in GUADALUPE, LOURDES, FATIMA, AND GARABANDAL

In THE LADY OF GUADALUPE, our Blessed Mother imprinted her “image” on the Tilma of Jaun Diego and because of her “image” that still exists on the Tilma, many Mexicans were converted to Catholicism.   Even today, people go to GUADALUPE just to witness this phenomena.

In THE LADY OF LOURDES, ST BERNADETTE said she saw a beautiful LADY in the grotto, who appeared to her 18 times. ST. BERNADETTE was instrumental in finding the spring that gave miraculous cures to people who believe in the message of THE LADY OF LOURDES, even to this day. The civil authorities in Lourdes, opposed her in every way they could.  All asked for the name of this person that she saw in the grotto and on her last apparition the LADY said, “I am THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION”.    ST. BERNADETTE was found incorrupt 30 years later.

In THE LADY OF FATIMA, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were given three (3) secrets involving, HELL, the 2nd World War, and the third secret that was never made known.   They along with 70,000 others, witnessed the MIRACLE OF THE SUN, when the SUN danced in the sky, which today is the greatest MIRACLE ever seen by anyone.   The LADY told the (3) seers, in advance, that she would perform this MIRACLE so that all would BELIEVE in the events of FATIMA , which occurred, on the 13th of October, 1917.

In THE LADY OF GARABANDAL, Conchita, Mari Cruz, Mari Loli, and Jacinta Gonzales were involved in many ecstasies with OUR LADY and were given events which so startled these (4) visionaries, with dreadfully loud screams affecting the people of GARABANDAL to such an extent , that everyone in the village went to confession that very day. They were also given the three (3) time bombs of GARABANDAL—THE WARNING, THE GREAT MIRACLE AND THE CHASTISEMENT, that are explained in reading about the MESSAGES of GARABANDAL.

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    As children many of us thrilled to the story of Noah building an Ark to save his family and animals from a world Flood – only later to learn from science teachers that within the time of humankind there has never been a universal Flood. (This despite many ancient cultures seeming to remember such an event in their folklore).

    So who might have dreamed that so early in our twenty-first century substantial elements of the Noah story would be discovered to be true after all? Or that the discoverer would be Dr. Robert Ballard, who brought us such spectacular images of Titanic more than seven decades after the vessel disappeared beneath the waters of the Atlantic?

    It was a quite remarkable turn of events, not least of the surprises being that the ‘Noah’ Flood can be dated with some confidence to circa 5600 BC, and that the region mainly affected was the rim of what is today the Black Sea, just to the north of Turkey’s Mount Ararat.

    This was the mountain the Bible specifically describes as Noah’s Ark’s resting-place following the Flood.

    Admittedly this Black Sea location makes the Noah event rather more localized than the totally world-engulfing catastrophe described in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. For the people of that time there is no doubt that it was a very real mega-catastrophe in which many thousands of square miles of previously dry land became permanently engulfed.

    And that for any people who were living in this area at the time the watery event would have had an impact far greater than that of the fiery World Trade Centre tragedy in New York on September 11, 2001.

    This doesn’t diminish either event, but helps us to understand the scale and importance in the region at that time. It would have engulfed the people of that region’s known world at the time.

    First to glean some inkling of this very real Flood event were two veteran New York-based marine biologists, William Ryan and Walter Pitman of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    In the early 1990’s while helping the Russians take cores of sediment samples from the Black Sea’s seabed shortly after the Chernobyl environmental disaster, Ryan and Pitman discovered something very strange about the marine organisms whose remains they found mixed amongst the seabed sediments.

    In the upper, or more recent, sediment levels all the molluscs were of seawater varieties, consistent with the known saltwater content of the Black Sea, joined as it is to the Mediterranean Sea by two narrow straits, the Bosporus and Dardanelles.

    Puzzlingly, however, the molluscs from the sediment’s lower, and therefore older levels were all of freshwater type, from species that are found only in freshwater lakes, and are unable to tolerate saltwater.

    Since radiocarbon dating showed the freshwater molluscs all to date from before 5600 BC (with an extraordinarily high proportion dating from that date), whereas the upper level, saltwater varieties were all more recent, it was as if a hugely devastating saltwater incursion had suddenly occurred sometime around 5600 BC, instantly exterminating the old freshwater mollusc population and washing in the seawater varieties as their replacements.

    Studying findings from other Black Sea researchers, Ryan and Pitman gradually pieced together more details of what seems to have happened.

    There is essentially universal scientific agreement that when the last Ice Age finally gave up its grip sometime around 9000 BC, the world’s sea-level was a great deal lower than its present level.

    The depression now filled by the present-day Black Sea was then occupied by a much smaller, very low-lying freshwater lake cut off from the saltwater Mediterranean by a narrow land-bridge.

    Then, as the Ice Age ice melted, the outside world’s sea level gradually rose relative to this lake, until the water pressure became too great for the narrow land-bridge to hold it back any longer.

    Suddenly the Mediterranean burst through with devastating force, scouring out the channels that are now the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits and cascading megatons of seawater onto the dry land that formerly surrounded the lake, drowning it to a depth of 300 feet. Any humans settled close to the burst-through point would therefore have been devastatingly overwhelmed.

    Reproduction of Catal Hayuk, an advanced civilisation

    The date of circa 5600 BC for this ‘Flood’ is an absolutely fascinating one, well within the period that human beings had ceased roaming around as hunter-gatherers, and had begun planting crops, domesticating grazing animals, settling down into ‘permanent’ townships, even (arguably) developing the capability to build Ark-size boats.

    While the start-up of the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Mesopotamia lay two millennia into the future, i.e. c.3500 BC, in inland parts of Turkey, just south of where Ryan and Pitman’s Flood occurred, archaeologists have long been puzzled to find isolated pockets of much older cultures at a surprisingly high level of advancement.

    Back in the 1960s, for instance, at a site that Turks call Çatal Hüyük, British archaeologist James Mellaart discovered a spectacularly large 7th millennium BC township with rectangular, neatly plastered houses built of properly squared-off bricks, also evidence for advanced carpentry, bread-making, pottery, the weaving of textiles, even metallurgy.

    Inevitably raising the question – where was the parent civilisation from which all this so pioneering early technological innovation could have sprung?

    Could other townships, perhaps even more advanced than Çatal Hüyük, have been nestled around the pre-Flood Black Sea’s freshwater lake – only to be drowned when the Mediterranean burst through so spectacularly circa 5600 BC?

    So fired was Dr. Robert Ballard by this possibility that in 1998 he mounted a preliminary exploratory expedition to the Black Sea, sending robotic ‘roving eye’ vehicles down into depths otherwise inaccessible to human beings.

    And when these brought back the first clear evidence of an ancient drowned coastline extending all around the Black Sea’s rim, Ballard lost no time mounting a second expedition directed to finding submerged houses and other evidence of human settlement.

    With the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr.Fredrik Hiebert on board as chief archaeological advisor, this expedition found its first pre-Flood-house in the year 2000, twelve miles out from the Black Sea’s present shoreline, and 300 feet below its present sea level.

    Glimpsing intriguing-looking debris surrounding this, the expedition asked for, and received, the Turkish government’s permission to scoop up a few samples, even though this had not originally been intended, or thought practically possible.

    During October 2001 while the world was still shell-shocked from the events of September 11, Ballard, Hiebert and their colleagues published the first official report of their findings in the prestigious American Journal of Archaeology. Their sonar readings clearly show the pre-Flood house structure to be composed of more than 30 stone blocks, and ‘uniquely rectangular’.

    Visual images captured by Ballard’s ‘roving eyes’ show what appear to be accompanying pottery. Chemical analysis of the scooped-up core samples suggest human faecal and urine residue as from toilet facilities.

    In the words of the Journal‘s editor Dr. Bruce Hitchner, so far the Ballard-Hiebert Black Sea expedition has ‘convincingly’ confirmed ‘an important element of the Flood theory’.

    © Ian Wilson 2001-2014

    Ian Wilson’s Before the Flood, was the first book to evaluate the archaeological and historical implications of Dr. Robert Ballard and Dr. Fredrik Hiebert’s Black Sea findings. It was published by Orion and available from

    About the Author

    Ian Wilson is a prolific, internationally published author specializing in historical and religious mysteries. Born in south London, he graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1963 with honours in Modern History. The TV documentary that he co-scripted to accompany his 1978 Shroud book won a BAFTA award, and his later book Jesus: The Evidence was a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic. Accompanied by his wife Judith, Wilson emigrated from England to Queensland, Australia, in 1995, where he remains enthusiastically continuing his wide-ranging research projects both at home, and around the world.

  • But Joey did not regain his sight before his death. So are we to perceive this?loui

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