Mary Throws Down a Star
on anniversary date of the Miracle of Fatima
OCTOBER 12-13, 1961
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It was the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar [The feast of Our
Lady of the Pillar is on October 12th. It is a great feastday in Spain and
The religious celebration comes from devotion to Mary
through an ancient statue in the great Marian basilica in Saragossa. The
statue, because it stands on a column (reputedly part of the column on which
Christ was scourged), has received the name of del Pilar. According to
tradition, here on the banks of the Ebro River, the first temple was built to
honor Mary on the Iberian peninsula, the land of the Mother of God.
The civil holiday, both in Spain and Latin-America, is based
on the fact that on October 12th, 1492, the Spanish discoverers landed on the
American continent. Also on October 12th, the Civil Guard celebrates the
feastday of its patron.
Juan Alvarez Seco, the chief of the Civil Guard, stated: «On
October 12th, while apart from the others, I received the cross to kiss from
the four girls, as if it were a congratulation from the Virgin for being the
feast of our patron and for having come on that evening to Garabandal.»] during
another day of our apparitions, at which Loli and I were present. While we were
looking at the Virgin, a star with a very long tail was seen beneath the
Virgin's feet. Several people saw this. We asked the Virgin what it meant; but
she didn't answer.
The ecstasies that began on the evening of October 12th
extended into the middle of the night. The people began leaving, and toward
2:30 in the morning almost no one remained in the little village plaza except a
small group consisting of responsible men: Dr. Ortiz from Santander, Luis Adaro
from Gijón, Rafael Sanz Moliner from Oviedo, and Rufino Alonso from Pola de
Siero. They had met there, waiting for their wives who had gone to Mari Cruz'
home to collect some religious articles that they had entrusted with the girl
to give to the Virgin to kiss. Mari Cruz had an ecstasy during which she had
gone up to the Pines. There she had prayed a Station to the Blessed Sacrament,
and later stopped in the calleja, at the site of the first apparition, where
she prayed another Station.
The people in the plaza soon saw two of the girls, Conchita
and Loli, go under the balcony or terrace connected to the house of Loli's
grandmother.They were in ecstasy there and let out a shout at the same time as
they raised up their arms.
"We saw the Virgin throw down a star."
«Instinctively» — Dr. Ortiz said — "We looked upwards
toward the sky, and we saw a star cross from the north to the south (that is,
in the direction toward the Pines) with a great brilliance, leaving a trail
that lasted several seconds ... I know that Maximina Gonzalez and other women
of the village saw the star too. On the contrary some young boys, who were at
the entrance of Ceferino's house and who ran toward the girls on hearing the
cry, didn't see anything because they were under the balcony like the girls.
After the star had passed, we went where the girls were and accompanied them
praying toward the church, at whose entrance the ecstasy stopped. Immediately
we asked them:
— Why did you scream?
— Because we saw the Virgin throw down a star.
— But you couldn't have seen the star, since you were under
— Well we certainly saw it. The Virgin did this."
Father Valentin mentions this phenomena in his notes:
"We were in the plaza. Conchita and Loli shouted out
loud with fear. Everyone was frightened. Some of the people looked at the
girls; others looked at the sky. Those who did the latter said that they saw a
brilliant star that crossed from one part of the sky to another, and that it
could not in any way be mistaken for a shooting star or comet. After having
screamed, the girls laughed and went on happily, as if dancing with joy."
It is understandable that all these things, wrapped like
this in a halo of mystery, and probably magnified by being transmitted from
person to person, necessarily had to leave the people very impressed.
With all these things happening, it would be easy to think:
Where will all this end? Surely all these things are an announcement of
something great to come.
What will we see on the day of the message? "
"SHE WENT IN HASTE TO THE MOUNTAIN", BOOK 2 PGS
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