SINCE the apparitions of the Blessed Mother ended in Garabandal, Spain on June 18, 1965, many people, including priests, have interviewed the visionaries mostly about the Warning, the Miracle, and the Chastisement.
Let me share some of these published interviews. Because they will require much space, I am publishing them in a series, verbatim. I encourage readers to clip them or, in the case of those accessing SunStar via internet, copy or clip and send them to their friends.)
Here is an interview with visionary Conchita on September 14, 1965. Please note that, for convenience, I haven’t used direct quotation marks.
Here’s an interview of visionary Conchita on September 14, 1965.
Q. Will the Warning be a visible thing or an interior thing or both?
A. The Warning is a thing that comes directly from God and will be visible throughout the entire world, in whatever place anyone might be.
Q. Will the Warning reveal personal sins to every person in the world and to persons of all faiths, including atheists?
A. Yes, the Warning will be like a revelation of our sins-as como si revelase nuestros pecados, and it will be seen and experienced by believers and non-believers and people of any religion whatsoever.
Q. Is it true that the Warning will cause many people to remember the dead?
A. The Warning is like a purification for the Miracle. And it is a sort of a catastrophe. It will make us think of the dead, that is, we would prefer to be dead than to experience the Warning.
Q. Will the Warning be recognized by the world as a direct sign from God?
A. Certainly - claro, and for this reason I believe it is impossible that the world could be so hardened as not to change.
Interview in October, 1968
Q. We have heard that some say the Warning may be a natural phenomenon but will be used by God to speak to mankind. Is this true?
A. The Warning is something supernatural and will not be explained by science. It will be seen and felt.
Q. Conchita, can you explain the statement that during the Warning we will know ourselves and the sins we have committed?
A. The Warning will be a correction of the conscience of the world.
Q. What about the many people who do not know Christ; how will they understand the Warning?
A. For those who do not know Christ (non-Christian) they will believe it is a Warning from God.
Interview in 1973
Q. What will occur on the day of the Warning?
A. The most important thing about that day is that everyone in the whole world will see a sign, a grace, or a punishment within themselves — in other words a Warning. They will find themselves all alone in the world no matter where they are at the time, alone with their conscience right before God . They will then see all their sins and what their sins have caused.
Q. Will all feel it at the same time?
A. Yes, at the same time.
Q. How long will it last, a half hour, an hour?
A. I really don’t know. I think that five minutes would be an adequate time.
Q. How will we feel it?
A. We will all feel it differently because it will depend on our conscience. The Warning will be very personal; therefore, we will all react differently to it. The most important thing will be to recognize our own sins and the bad consequences of them. You will have a different view of the Warning than me because your sins are different from mine.
Q. Will something happen to me because of my sins? I mean will physical harm come upon me as a result of them?
A. No, unless it’s something that results from the shock, for example, a heart attack.
Q. So then it will bring no physical harm but will consist of facing God alone with my sins. How about the good things; will I see them also?
A. No. This will be only a Warning to see what you have done with your sins. It will be like a purification before the Miracle to see if with the Warning and Miracle we (meaning the whole world) will be converted.
Q. So this Warning can occur any day now?
A. Yes, but I don’t know the date when it will occur.
(To be continued)