Year of the Eucharist 2004-2005
We celebrate with the Church worldwide our Holy Father John Paul II’s proclamation of the Year of the Eucharist – October 2004 to October 2005-announced October 10th in Mexico.
One of the great themes of the Message of Garabandal is the importance of the Eucharist, “VISIT THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FREQUENTLY”.
The Blessed Mother said, “My Son waits for you in the tabernacle night and day.”
St. Michael instructed the visionary Conchita before receiving Holy Communion to “think of who you are about to receive” and to say an act of contrition. He told her to recite the prayer Soul of Christ (the Anima Christi) following reception of Holy Communion.
Try to make visits to the Blessed Sacrament part of your prayer-life whether you make a short personal visit or participate in Perpetual or Nocturnal Adoration at your local church. Consider a Year of the Eucharist pilgrimage for your family or group to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC or the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, home of Mother Angelica and the Poor Clare Nuns in Hanceville, Alabama or a shrine in your locality.
Remember, Jesus is waiting for you, He will listen to you and He will give you His peace .
MAKING THE MESSAGE KNOWN
In 2004, the New York Center began to develop and distribute Garabandal Message Theme Postcards, following a discussion with the visionary Conchita during which she asked that the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal concentrate especially on the Message of Garabandal. The purpose of these 6×9 theme cards is to encourage thoughtful reflection on the Message and its application to each individual life. The themes used were: Think of the Passion of Jesus, But First You Must Lead Good Lives and Visit the Blessed Sacrament Frequently. To date almost 400,000 cards have been mailed across America putting the Message of Garabandal into the hands of Catholics in every state. Many are now visiting our website and learning more about the apparitions.
The website continues the work of the New York Center providing books and videos to view or print off gratis. There are no plans to reprint our rapidly dwindling inventory of hardcopy books. The Message of Garabandal video is viewed daily in English and Spanish, recently the video has been viewed in Russian, Tamil, Korean, French, Japanese and Polish. There is no better explanation of the coming Warning and Miracle than that given by Conchita in the 32 minute interview, Garabandal-After the Visions (prophecies). The most popular downloaded book continues to be Our Lady Comes to Garabandal by Fr. Joseph A. Pelletier A.A. (www.garabandal.us/pdfs/dw_our_lady_comes.pdf). Visits to the Spanish site are increasing with many visitors coming from Mexico. This website, professionally serviced and secured is our most valuable asset to bring the Message and Events of Garabandal free around the world.
OUR LADY’S KISS
Information on Our Lady’s Kiss, the small medal containing a piece of Conchita’s missal kissed by Our Lady at Garabandal is available by clicking on the Joey’s Message link and then clicking on the entry from November 13, 2003. Please read the information first, then if you wish to receive a medal, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. If you are unable to print off and mail in the form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting Our Lady’s Kiss and stating your name, address, city, state, country and zip code. Please allow six weeks for delivery.
EMAILS AND OUR EMAIL LIST
Incoming emails to email@example.com are read on a regular basis with all prayer intentions noted. Replies are simply impossible. Registration on our email list grows daily and numbers in the tens of thousands. Our webmaster recently made registering simpler to accommodate various types of computers. We will not abuse the privilege of your confidence. This technology is used solely for the spread of the Message of Garabandal and the appropriate information on the coming Warning and Miracle.
THE WORLDWIDE WORK OF THE CENTER
While we are excited about the growing spread of the Garabandal Message across America, we remain faithful to our commitment to send leaflets and holy cards, anywhere, gratis to spread Our Lady’s Message. Once active Centers around the world have grown silent with the passing or aging of their leadership but because of their past efforts new promoters have stepped forward to continue to distribute this gratis material. In 2004, leaflets and holy cards were sent to New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada.
During the summer, materials in Spanish went to Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Peru in South America and also Mexico where the Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara is now underway. We also continue to receive requests for materials from Spain. Spanish language books are now out of stock, but remain available to be printed off the website in Spanish.
We received a request for prayers from a parish priest in Kuwait, whose location we will not publish, who requests prayers for his people and all those suffering in that troubled part of the world. We had previously heard from a priest in Pakistan who requested prayers for the same intention. Garabandal leaflets and holy cards in French went to Garabandal promoters along the Ivory Coast of Africa. Please pray for the safety of our couriers into China and remember our promoters in Uganda who ask for prayers for their country and for those suffering in the bordering country of the Sudan.
All the good work mentioned is made possible by the widow’s mite donations of many generous Americans and the time of a few remaining volunteer Workers at the New York Center. We are grateful to God, to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, to the Workers throughout the world, and to you our Union of Prayer members who help us to continue to live and spread the Message of Garabandal +++