Fortieth Anniversary of the New York Center

Dear Friends of Our Lady,

In 1968, Joey Lomangino and several early promoters decided to organize the promotion of the Message of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal given in Spain in 1961 and 1965.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal in America.

At the time of the apparitions, Our Lady said to Conchita, “The House of Charity that Joey will establish in New York will give great glory to God.” No one knew exactly what that would entail nor could they imagine the span of time required for the work to be accomplished and for things to come to fruition in the fullness of time.

The work of the New York Center has always been the worldwide promotion of the Message in the various opportunities and methods available each decade.Yet under the surface, it has been the workers who have benefited most from the grace and privilege of working for Our Lady.

All who have been associated with the Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lindenhurst can attest to countless good works, conversions, vocations of all kinds as well as miracles and healings, great and small, over the past forty years.

For many years, the Center also indirectly promoted the cause of Padre Pio and we are confident that having seen the Holy Capuchin made a saint in our time, we will endure by Our Lady’s assistance to the fulfillment of the Warning and Miracle.

Garabandal is for a world in crisis. But it is exactly for this reason that it is a message of hope. Standing behind the wonderful and terrible predictions are the enduring support and concern of the supernatural order for the Church and Humanity.

Our Lord and Our Lady are extremely solicitous for us and will pursue a fallen world to the brink of chaos and renew it if we will only cooperate. “I love you very much and do not want your condemnation,” are the pleading words of a pierced and tender heart, the heart of a mother.

Garabandal promises such impressive events not as an empty display of spectacle but to reinforce belief and inspire faith in the existence of the Divine to a world that has reached lukewarm ambivalence. As Marian Christians and believers in the apparitions we should never lose sight of the wonderful hope Our Lady has given us at Garabandal.

It is fitting at such anniversaries to remember all those whose contributions increased the spread of the Message around the world for forty years and to express gratitude to God for the great graces we have received and the wonderful things we have witnessed in service to Our Blessed Mother.

Due to repeated requests, we have compiled a list of the most recurring questions sent to us by letter and email. We encourage all to spend time reading and learning the basic facts of the apparitions from the original sources found on our website. Thank you, our friends and benefactors, for your continued prayerful support of this apostolate. Great days are coming!

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