In Garabandal, Spain in 1961 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to four girls. She told them that humanity was offending God and that a great chastisement would come to the world. First though, She said there would be a warning called the illumination of conscience. The Blessed Mother explained the warning to Father Stefano Gobbi saying,

“What will come to pass is something so very great that it will exceed anything that has taken place since the beginning of the world. It will be like a judgement in miniature, and each one will see his own life and all he has done in the very light of God.” (Locution 478)

The Blessed Mother said to Father Gobbi that the warning is the fulfillment of Revelation 14:9, the third of the thee announcements of the archangels. During the apparitions the children levitated and eyewitnesses testify on video that they put their hands under their feet. A doctor examined them in ecstasy by slapping their legs with sticks but they made no response. The children followed the Blessed Mother through the mountains without looking at their feet, even walking up rocky paths backwards. Conchita Gonzalez received communion from Saint Michael the Archangel on video. If you examine the video frame by frame you can see the Eucharistic host appear on her tongue seemingly out of thin air.

Conchita got spiritual direction from Saint Pio who believed in the authenticity of the apparitions. Now she lives in Queens and leads a weekly prayer group. The Blessed Mother gave a message to Father Stefano Gobbi in Garbandal June 14, 1979 on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Focus video made a full length documentary about the events.