Catholic End Times: Medjugorje and Garabandal in 2022

We Catholics who believe in the claimed private revelations at Medjugorje and Garabandal have been anticipating, for many decades, the start of the events predicted at those places in the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Those the private revelations in both places are not condemned by the Church, they are also not fully approved either. The messages at Medjugorje are ongoing, and those at Garabandal ceased many years ago. At Garabandal, three secrets about the future were partially revealed. At Medjugorje, ten secrets about the future were partially revealed.


At Garabandal, three secrets were given to the visionaries:
1. The Warning
2. The Miracle
3. The Chastisement

The Warning is an illumination of consciences, given to everyone on earth. Many persons will repent; many will refuse to repent. This event will be absolutely stunning. It begins with a loud sound and a bright light seen everywhere at once on earth. Everything will stop, and each person will find themselves alone with their conscience. It will last only minutes, then everything will resume. Very many persons will repent with great sorrow, and this will have a lasting effect on humanity. However, many will refuse to repent, and will therefore become more sinful. Some persons will die from the shock of seeing their sins.

Many false claims have been circulated about the Warning. It is NOT an event whereby one sees one’s conscience as God sees it. Rather, the knowledge obtained in the Warning is only what the person already understood as right and wrong. So if you have sinned objectively, without realizing it, then that sin will not be on your conscience and will not be shown. If you have misunderstood a moral act as a sin, then that actual sin will be on your conscience and will be seen. The conscience is illuminated, in its own right, and not as God objectively and infallibly knows right from wrong. The Warning is therefore NOT a “mini-judgment”. It is not like the particular judgment, which is a review of one’s whole life. Instead, the Warning only shows the person the sins on their conscience at that time.

The date of the Warning is Good Friday in some year. In my writings of eschatology, I have many times stated the wrong year for that event. Even so, it seems that 2022 is a likely year for the Warning and Miracle, based on the current state of the Church and the world, and because there is little time left for other predicted events to occur.

Friday, April 15, 2022 is Good Friday this year. It may be the day of the Warning.

The time of the Warning, in my speculative eschatology, is the same time that Christ died on the Cross, about 2:51 pm Jerusalem Standard Time, which is 8:51 am East Coast Time in the United States. The Warning occurs everywhere at once, so for some persons it will be morning, or others afternoon or evening, for others night time.

The Consolation was not predicted at Garabandal. It is an event that I have deduced from my understanding of the secrets of Medjugorje. I believe that the first secret of Medjugorje is the same as the Warning of Garabandal. The second secret is, I think, an event on Easter Sunday, two days after the Warning, when all the persons who repented at the Warning — and only those who repented — will be consoled in their sorrow and shown the good deeds on their conscience.

The Miracle was predicted at Garabandal. It is, in my understanding, three fold:

a. Permanent Miraculous Signs will be left at all the places of Marian apparitions in the world. The Signs will be something that has never before been on earth. I speculate that it might be a tree from the Garden of Eden, such as the tree of life. Otherwise, it could be something like a star or other celestial body, that has never been on earth, of course.

b. Miraculous healings all over the world. Not everyone will be healed. The holy and those who are repentant will mainly be those who are healed. This event, if it occurs in 2022, could bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

c. Conversion of unbelievers, as a result of the above two events, the Permanent Miraculous Signs and the Miraculous healings.

I believe that the Miracle will occur on the evening of May 12th, the vigil of the feast of Blessed Imelda Lambertini, a young martyr of the Eucharist. The timing is said to be about 8:30 in the evening Garabandal time. I also believe that the Miracle of Garabandal is the same as the third secret of Medjugorje.

The Chastisement is the third event predicted at Garabandal. I understanding this event to be either the whole set of sufferings in the first part of the tribulation, to begin within months after the Miracle, or the Three Days of Darkness which occurs at the end of the first part of the tribulation, in 2040 AD.


The first three secrets of Medjugorje are the Warning, Consolation, and Miracle. Then the next 7 of the 10 secrets are the first Six Seals in the book of Revelation, and the first Six Trumpets of the Seventh Seal. This set of terrible events ends with the Three Days of Darkness.

The End Times is divided into two parts:
* The first part of the tribulation, beginning months or weeks after the Miracle of Garabandal and ending years later with the Three Days of Darkness in 2040 AD.

* The inter-tribulation period, between the two parts of the tribulation. The tribulation is another term for the End Times or the Last Days or the End of Days or the Apocalypse. The inter-tribulation period lasts several hundred years. It begins with about 25 years of peace and holiness on earth. Then the world gradually returns to its sinful ways, with ever increasing sinfulness and sufferings as time passes.

* The second part of the tribulation occurs in the early 25th century AD (the 2400s). This period includes the nearly seven year reign of the Antichrist from 2430/2431 to 2437. At the end of the Antichrist’s reign, Jesus the true Christ returns to earth. Then there is a series of afflictions on the unrepentant wicked.

The End is not so soon

This generation will see many terrible afflictions, but it is not the end of the world. The afflictions of this generation are only the beginning of the End Times, which will not be completed for hundreds more years.

My book on the Warning, Consolation, and Miracle is on Amazon.

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

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Notice for my End Times articles:
1. The End Times is divided into two parts: the first part is for this generation, then there is a long respite of a few hundred years, and finally the second part of the End Times occurs with the Return of Christ.
2. This first part of the End Times (or “tribulation”) does not include the Antichrist, nor the Return of Jesus Christ, nor the general Resurrection. Those things occur much later.
3. Do not believe what the news and entertainment industry says about the future, nor about religion. Do not listen to claimed prophets, visionaries, and the like, when they interpret current events or predict the future, especially when they are celebrated by the media. Do not listen to those who accuse any Pope or Ecumenical Council of grave errors or grave failings of faith. The Church will never fail or go astray. Never.
4. I anticipate that I and my writings on the future will be subject to distortions, lies, and false accusations. Do not believe that I wrote, or said, or predicted something unless the claim comes from my websites or my books, and is consistent with the rest of what I am writing and saying.
5. Please note that my predictions are speculative and fallible, and that my writings on the future have erred many times in the past. My eschatology is presented for the readers’ consideration, and should not be treated as certain or absolute.

{24:6} For you will hear of battles and rumors of battles. Take care not to be disturbed. For these things must be, but the end is not so soon.

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19 Responses to Catholic End Times: Medjugorje and Garabandal in 2022

  1. Philip says:

    Hi Ron
    In your article you write that ‘the miracle is supposed to coincide with an uncommon event in the Church’. What could this uncommon event in Church be? A schism or f.i. the visit of the Pope to Patriarch Kirill in Moscow?

    • Ron Conte says:

      I think it may be the canonization of a Pope, perhaps Pope John Paul I. Conchita said it was a rare event that has not happened in her lifetime, but a papal canonization did occur when she was very young. She might not have realized that, and subsequently, she could not correct her misstatement without giving away what the event was…perhaps.

      John Paul I is scheduled to be beatified, not canonized, in September of 2022. But the Warning could change that.

    • Michael says:

      I always felt it would be Pope Francis’ retirement. Another Pope retiring would indeed be a rare event and it hadn’t happened in Conchita’s life at the point she received this revelation.

  2. King Robert the Bruce says:

    I have often wondered what the permanent sign might be has any seer ever gave any hints on what it might be.

    • Ron Conte says:

      Only that it is something that has never been on earth before. So that means either something from space, which doesn’t seem likely, or something from the Garden of Eden — which is not as some imagine a place that was ever on earth. I think it is something from the Garden of Eden, perhaps a tree. Such a tree would be unfallen, and not subject to disease, aging, or decay.

  3. Firas Mishu says:

    Thomas Horn claims he died( NDE) and was given a vision of the future where a large asteroid named Apophis would strike the earth on April 13, 2029..and cause cataclysmic earth changes, including an ash cloud over the entire earth…There is in fact an asteroid that NASA has identified that will pass earth at that time, but not hit earth. Could the timing of such an asteroid strike tie into your predicted times?

    • Ron Conte says:

      No, the details in Scripture fit a broken comet, not an asteroid. In addition, Saint Hildegard specifically predicted a Comet:
      “Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine…. The Comet by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.”

  4. Firas Mishu says:

    The main difference between asteroids and comets is their composition, as in, what they are made of. Asteroids are made up of metals and rocky material, while comets are made up of ice, dust and rocky material. Both asteroids and comets were formed early in the history of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago.

    seems to me that back then Hildegard may have not known the specific differences between the two

  5. MichaelT says:

    Thank you for the reminders that God has an intervention planned to confront the evils that seem to be coming at and engulfing those of genuine good will from all directions these days.

    I’d appreciate knowing your thoughts regarding Fr. Stefano Gobbi and the locutions he reportedly received for priests from Mary, as they are similarly apocalyptic in tone.

  6. King Robert the Bruce says:

    I watched the movie Garabandal only God knows on youtube yesterday its mainly from the point of view of the local Brigadier of the Spanish Gaurdia I recommend people to watch its free to view.

  7. Philip says:

    ‘The Garden of Eden — which is not as some imagine a place that was ever on earth’
    Where was this Garden of Eden? A garden in heaven or on another planet or….?

  8. King Robert the Bruce says:

    Ron is it true that the Pope is going to Moscow this year to meet the orthodox patriarch and with the Russian forces massed on the Ukrainian border could this be what Conchita was allegedly saying about Communism returning could she be mistaken for military action by Russia and invasion of Ukraine as the return of Communsim.

    • Ron Conte says:

      The return of Communism is, I think, spiritual communism, analogous to political communism. So we already see that spiritual communism in the Church today, in those who wish to tear down the authority of the Pope and Bishops, and rise up to control the Church. Then the Pope going to Moscow does fulfill a prediction that would occur before the Warning. So the Warning may well be this Good Friday, 2022.

  9. King Robert the Bruce says:

    Sorry meant to add that Conchita allegedly said that when the Pope returns from Russia/Moscow then the warning would happen.

  10. Matt says:

    If one spouse refuses to repent, but the other spouse repents, how can they even live together anymore afterwards. I see divorces happening.

    If a spouse tells the other spouse of the terrible sins they committed and repent, the other spouse may have never know of them and becomes shocked, depressed, and jealous, to hear these deep sinful secrets. This could result in a divorce.

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