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Today in Garabandal History
June 21, 1961
St. Michael's Second Appearance
gh   Glenn Hudson          (Click with Edge; Right click to read aloud)

St. Michael's Second Appearance - JUNE 21, 1961


This is the second appearance of St. Michael, and the first ecstasy observed by witnesses. The girls describe him in detail. From the book The Village Speaks - "In the afternoon, the angel appears at the "calleja". He wears a long blue robe and has large pink wings, clear and beautiful. His face is neither long nor round. He has a very nice nose, black eyes and a dark complexion. His hands are very delicate, and his nails are cut. His feet are not visible. He appears to be about nine years old. Although he looks so young, he gives the impression of invincible strength.

St. Michael second appearance


On that day, the children had a very mysterious vision. "It is something like a red light or fire, that forms a frame inside of which there is a triangle, an eye and a notice. Letters also are written, unknown, in an Eastern or Arabic style, as it were. . ." (Cuarderno major of the Fathers Luis and Ramon Maria Andreu, S.J., pp. 12 and 13). "Yahweh," the Name of God par excellence, such is certainly the translation of the inscription that was incomprehensible to the girls and which they saw inside the triangle. We are now before the third visible manifestation of the Glory of God: the revelation of His Name. This vision was unique in the history of the great Marian apparitions, even in the history of Christian spirituality and hagiography. Characteristic of a non-anthropomorphic theophany, it refers us back to the event of the Burning Bush, to the revelation of the Judeo-Christian God, One and Triune. "Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God" (Matt 5:8) . . . How, on this 21st of June, not point out also the connection between the children and the liturgical Feast of the Patron Saint of youth celebrated on that day: St Aloysius Gonzaga, honored precisely for his total purity of heart? (cf Mt 5:8)? After the frame of fire disappeared, the Angel came..

Excerpt from 'Garabandal' Book, by J. Serre. page 31.


Last Update  Oct 10, 2023