The Warning of Garabandal: March 25th, 2016

The supernatural event foretold by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Garabandal will occur one year from today, on 25 March 2016. That event is also the first secret of Medjugorje.

The 25th of March is the day we celebrate the Annunciation to Mary. The angel told Mary that she was chosen to be the mother of the Messiah. So the day of the Annunciation is also the day of the Incarnation and the virgin conception of Jesus, in the womb of Mary. On that day, we are really celebrating that God chose to become a man in Christ Jesus.

But next year — and this seldom happens in the Catholic liturgical calendar — the date for the celebration of the Incarnation coincides with the date for Good Friday: March 25th, 2016. So the same liturgical date sees both the start of the human life of Christ and His holy Death (followed by His Resurrection on Easter Sunday). John Donne wrote a poem about this coincidence of liturgical celebrations: Upon The Annunciation and Passion Falling Upon One Day

So the date of the Warning coincides with both the Incarnation and the Crucifixion. How fitting a day for this event, in which God touches every soul to call us away from sin toward repentance and conversion. Prepare your soul!

See my booklet:
The Warning, Consolation, and Miracle in 2016

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
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translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to The Warning of Garabandal: March 25th, 2016

  1. Joe Kerker says:

    Not meant as a joke but interestingly enough the priest at Mass today mentioned sort of as an interesting side fact that J.R. token (Lord of the Rings) had the date that Frodo destroyed the ring of power in Mt Doom as March 25th. That to me is an alegory of what Christ will do the day of the Warning.

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