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The Miracle of the Visible Host
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony (Rev. 22:16).”
On June 18, 1961, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to four girls, Conchita Gonzalez (12), Mari Cruz Gonzalez (11), Jacinta Gonzalez (12), and Mari Loli Mazon (12), at Garabandal which is a small village in Spain consisting of 300 habitants.
As in previous Marian apparitions, St. Michael came to prepare the children and the world for Our Lady’s messages.
The girls were at the “calleja,” (a small rocky road where most of the apparitions took place) and as at Fatima and other places where St. Michael has appeared, they heard thunder and saw a bright light when, as Conchita later wrote,
“Suddenly a very beautiful figure appeared to me, shining brilliantly without hurting my eyes. The other girls…shouted together: ‘Oh, an Angel!’” (Conchita’s diary)
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