THE WARNING: INTERVIEWS WITH THE SEERS
Compiled by the staff of "Garabandal" and originally published in a 1990
Special Edition by The Workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, P.O. Box 606,
Lindenhurst, NY 11757-0606, U.S.A.
 

Introduction

Since the apparitions of Garabandal ended in 1965, visionaries Conchita, Mari
Loli and Jacinta have, from time to time, granted interviews in which they have
revealed what they can remember and are able to say about the coming worldwide
Warning and great Miracle. In each of these interviews, although the same
questions are frequently asked about the two events, it often happens that new
or supportive information, or a different perspective comes to light. With this
in mind, and in an attempt to get the most complete picture on the basis of
what is known about the Warning and Miracle, we have consolidated all the
interviews to which we have access, avoiding, of course, unnecessary
repetition. What follows is the result of the research conducted by the
Garabandal staff with the segments from the various interviews given in
chronological order.
 
 

THE WARNING
Conchita

September 14, 1965 (A)(*)

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(*) All references may be found at the end of this document.

Q. Will the Warning be a visible thing or an interior thing or both?

A. The Warning is a thing that comes directly from God and will be visible
throughout the entire world, in whatever place anyone might be.

Q. Will the Warning reveal personal sins to every person in the world and to
persons of all faith, including atheists?

A. Yes, the Warning will be like a revelation of our sins, and it will be seen
and experienced equally by believers and non-believers and people of any
religion whatsoever.
 

Q. Is it true that the Warning will cause many people to remember the dead?

A. The Warning is like a purification for the Miracle. And it is a sort of a
catastrophe. It will make us think of the dead, that is, we would prefer to be
dead than to experience the Warning.
 

Q. Will the Warning be recognized and accepted by the world as a direct sign
from God?.

A. Certainly, and for this reason I believe it is impossible that the world
could be so hardened as not to change.
 
 

October, 1968 (B)

Q. We have heard that some say the Warning may be a natural phenomenon but will
be used by God to speak to mankind. Is this true?
 

A. The Warning is something supernatural and will not be explained by science.
It will be seen and felt.
 

Q. Conchita, can you explain the statement that during the Warning we will know
ourselves and the sins we have committed?
 

A. The Warning will be a correction of the conscience of the world.
 

Q. What about the many people who do not know Christ; how will they understand
the Warning?.
 

A. For those who do not know Christ (non-christian) they will believe it is a
Warning from God.
 
 

1973(C)

Q. What will occur on the day of the Warning?
 

A. The most important thing about that day is that everyone in the whole world
will see a sign, a grace, or a punishment within themselves - in other words, a
Warning. They will find themselves all alone in the world no matter where they
are at the time, alone with their conscience right before God. They will then
see all their sins and what their sins have caused.
 

Q. Will we all feel it at the same time?
 

A. Yes, at the same time.
 

Q. How long will it last, a half hour, an hour?
 

A. I really don't know. I think that five minutes would be an adequate time.
 

Q. How will we feel it?
 

A. We will all feel it differently because it will depend on our conscience.
The Warning will be very personal, therefore, we will all react differently to
it. The most important thing will be to recognize our own sins and the bad
consequences of them. You will have a different view of the Warning than me
because your sins are different from mine.
 

Q. Will something happen to me because of my sins? I mean will physical harm
come upon me as a result of them?
 

A. No, unless it's something that results from the sick, for example, a heart
attack.
 

Q. So then it will bring no physical harm but will consist of facing God alone
with my sins. How about the good things; will I see them also?
 

A. No. This will be only a Warning to see what you have done with your sins. It
will be like a purification before the Miracle to see if with the Warning and
Miracle we (meaning the whole world) will be converted.
 

Q. So this Warning can occur any day now?
 

A. Yes, but I don't know the date when it will occur.
 
 

February, 1977 (D)

Q. When did you learn about the Warning and from whom?
 

A. The only thing that I remember well is that it was the Virgin who told me of
it.
 

Q. Would you repeat for us what you know about the Warning?
 

A. What I remember now is that the Virgin told me that before the Miracle God
will be sending us a Warning so as to purify us or prepare us to see the
Miracle and in this way we may draw enough grace to change our lives toward
God. She told me what the Warning will consist of but not the date. I am not
able to say what it consists of but I am able to say what it will be like, more
or less. It is a phenomenon which will be seen and felt in all the world and
everywhere; I have always given as an example that of two stars that collide.
This phenomenon will not cause physical damage, but it will horrify us because
at that very moment we will see our souls and the harm we have done. It will be
as though we were in agony but we will not die by its effects but perhaps we
will die of fright or shock to see ourselves. May the Virgin forgive me if I do
not explain it the way it is, but I am trying to tell you ...after knowing what
the Warning will be like that day.
 

Q. Did you 'see' or 'hear' about the Warning?
 

A. The Virgin told me of its coming.
 

Q. If the Warning only last a short time, will the world remember it as coming
from God or will it only appear to have been a dream or an illusion?
 

A. I have never said that the Warning will be a short moment. What I have said
is that even if it were a moment it will be very impressive and terrible. No
one will have doubts of it being from God, and of its not being human. I, who
know what it is am very much afraid of that day.
 

Q. Many years ago you told us the event of the Warning begins with the
letter"A." Since Our Lady never told you not to reveal it, can you now mention
it?
 

A. She did not forbid it, but I don't know why I haven't said it and I don't
feel as though I should say it now.
 

Q. You once said to Fr. Marcelino Andreu, "When you see the Warning you will
know we have opened up the end of time." Can you explain what you meant by
this?
 

A. The Virgin told us that the Warning and Miracle will be the last warnings
for public spectaculars that God will give us. This is why I believe that after
them we will be near the end of time.
 

Q. Do you have any words of advice for the people in order that they might
prepare for this event?
 

A.We must all ways be prepared with our souls in peace and not tie ourselves
down so much to this world. Instead, we must think very often that we are here
to go to heaven and to be saints.
 
 

August, 1980(E)

Q. It (the Warning) is not going to hurt you?
 

A. No. To me, it's like two stars.. that crash and make a lot of noise and a
lot of light but they don't fall... It's something that's not going to hurt us
but we're going to see it. In that moment, we're going to see our conscience.
You're going to see everything wrong that you're doing.
 

Q. You're going to see everything wrong that you're doing?
 

A. Yes. And you're going to see the good that you're not doing.
 
 

Mari Loli
 

July 27, 1975 (F)

Q. You have said that you know the year of the Warning. Can you tell us if it
will occur in the next few years or is it still in the distant future?
 

A. No. I can't say anything.
 
 
 

Q. Did the Blessed Mother tell you not to speak about the Warning?
 

A. No, she didn't , but, because the Warning and the Miracle are within the
same year, I feel it inside not to say anything.
 

Q. How do you know the Warning and the Miracle are within the same year"
 

A. During an apparition-I don't remember just when- the Blessed Virgin told me.
 

Q. Reportedly, you have said that when the Warning occurs everything will stand
still, even planes in the sky. Is this true?
 

A. Yes, but just for a few moments.
 

Q. You mean that everything will stop at a given moment and at that moment the
Warning will occur?
 

A. Yes.
 

Q. When was this information revealed to you?
 

A. During an apparition the Blessed Virgin told me all this.
 

Q. Was all the information given you during one apparition, or did Our Lady
tell you this over several apparitions?
 

A. She told me all of this during one apparition. I don't remember now if she
spoke about the Warning during any other apparition.
 

Q. Do you know how long the Warning will last?
 

A. Jest a few minutes.
 

Q. Are you afraid of the Warning?
 

A. Yes. Like everyone else, I have faults, and the warning will show me my
faults and this makes me afraid.
 

Q. Can you tell us anything else about the Warning?
 

A. All I can say is that it is very close and that it is very important that we
prepare ourselves because it will be a terrible thing. It will make us feel all
the wrong we have done.
 
 

February, 1977 (D)

Q. Have you ever discussed with Conchita the dates of the Warning of which you
know the year, and the Miracle which she knows?
 

A. I have never talked to Conchita about these dates.
 

Q. Have you any words of advice for the people in order that they might prepare
for this event?
 

A. To do much penance, make sacrifices, visit the Blessed Sacrament every day
that we are able to, and to pray the holy rosary daily.
 
 
 
 

September 29, 1978 (G)

Q. Since you are the one who knows the most about the Warning will you tell us
if this event is to take place before the Miracle promised through Conchita
Gonzalez?
 

A. ..Everyone will experience it wherever they may be, regardless of their
condition or their knowledge of God...It will be an interior personal
experience. it will look as if the world has come to a standstill,...however,
no one will be aware of that as they will be totally absorbed in their own
experience.
 

Q. About the nature of the Warning, how do you sense it:
 

A. It is going to be something like and interior feeling of sorrow and pain for
having offended God. God will help us to see clearly the harm we are causing
Him and all the evil things we do. He will help us to sense this interior pain
because often when we do something wrong we just ask the Lord's forgiveness
with our lips, but now (through the Warning) He will help us sense physically
that deep sorrow.
 
 

October 19, 1982 (H)

Q. Do you remember what the Blessed Mother said about the communist tribulation
that is to precede the Warning?
 

A. It would look like the communists have taken over the whole world and it
would be very hard to practice the religion, for priests to say Mass or for the
people to open the doors of the churches.
 

Q. Is that what you meant when you said that it would seem as though the Church
had disappeared?
 

A. Yes.
 

Q. It would be because of the persecution and not because the people would stop
practicing their religion?
 

A. Yes, but I guess a lot of people will stop. Whoever practices it will have
to go into hiding.
 

Q. Will this only be in Europe or do you think it will be here in the United
States as well?
 

A. I don't know because for me at that time, Europe was the whole world. I just
assumed it was that way. The Blessed Mother didn't specify in what place. To me
it looked like it was everywhere.
 

Q. Approximately 67% of the earth's land is now dominated by communism. Do you
think that's sufficient to fulfill Our Lady's prophecy?
 

A. I really don't know. It sounded to me like it would be more that.
 

Q. In other words you think it will be worse that it is now?
 

A. That's what I thought from what she said but I really don't know exactly. To
me it looked more like it was every place out there, the places I saw in my
mind. In a lot of countries in Europe you can still practice your religion.
 

Q. So, the situation in the world is not bad enough for the Warning to happen?
 

A. The Warning is not going to happen yet so it's probably going to get worse.
 

Q. You said that it would be very difficult for priests to say Mass. Was this
something that the Blessed Mother told you or was it something that you thought
yourself because of the communist tribulation?
 

A. From what I remember, it was something she said.
 

Q. And the Virgin said that it would seem as though the Church had disappeared?
 

A. Yes.
 

Q. Did the Blessed Mother ever say anything about the Holy Father having to
leave Rome at the time of the Warning?
 

A. No, But what it looked like to me-maybe at this time I was confusing in my
mind what I was seeing and what the Blessed Mother was saying to me because
it's been so many years- but what it looked like to me was that the Pope
couldn't be in Rome either, you know what I mean, out in the open. He was being
persecuted, too, and had to hide just like everybody else.
 

Q. You said that when the Warning comes, the planes would stop in the air and
that all engines would stop. is this what the Blessed Mother told you?
 

A. She said that everything, everywhere, for a moment would stop and the people
would just think and look inside themselves.
 

Q. Will there be any noise with the Warning like a wind blowing?
 

A. The way I saw it at the time, it was more like a big silence, like a sense
of emptiness. Everything was very silent. That's the way I saw it.
 

Q. Seven years ago you said that the Warning was soon. Many people thought it
would have happened by now. What would you say today?
 

A. It is soon. Everything looks soon to me because time goes by so fast.
 

Q. You're the only one who knows the year of the Warning. Did you ever tell it
to anyone else, like a priest for example?
 

A. No.
 

Q. Will people be fighting with one another when the warning comes?
 

A. (no answer)
 
 

Jancinta

August 17, 1975 (I)
 

Q. Did Our Lady ever speak to you about the Warning?
 

A. Yes, she spoke to me about it but she never told me the year...
 
 

February, 1977(D)

Q. Can you tell us what the Warning will be like?
 

A. The Warning is something that is first seen in the air everywhere in the
world and immediately is transmitted into the interior of our souls. It will
last for a very little time, but it will seem a very long time because of its
effect within us. It will be for the good of our souls, in order to see in
ourselves our conscience, the good (*) and the bad that we've done. Then we'll
feel a great love toward our heavenly parents and ask forgiveness for all our
offenses. (*) Conchita says that we will only see the bad.
 

Q. Will the Warning be felt by all people regardless of their beliefs?
 

A. The Warning is for everybody because God wants our salvation. The Warning is
in order for us to draw closer to Him and to increase our faith. Therefore, one
should prepare for that day, but not awaiting it with fear because God doesn't
send things for the sake of fear but rather with justice and love and He does
it for the good of all His children that they might enjoy eternal happiness and
not be lost.
 
 

August, 1979(J)

Q. Do you recall anything about a great tribulation, communism...?
 

A. Yes , it was an invasion, well, something that seemed to me like an
invasion; something that was a great evil in which communism played a great
part, but I no longer remember which countries or what region was stricken. The
Blessed Virgin insisted in telling us to pray (that it be averted). These
difficult events will take place before the Warning because the Warning itself
will take place when the situation will be at its worst.
 
 

April 16, 1983 (K)

Q. In a 1979 interview (above), you said in describing the communist
tribulation that "it was like an invasion. " Did you see scenes of this
invasion?
 

A. The Virgin said that the Warning would come when conditions were at their
worst. It wouldn't be just the persecution either because many people will no
longer be practicing their religion.
 

Q. When the Warning comes it will be seen and felt by everyone on earth. Does
this include little children who have not yet reached the age of reason?
 

A. Yes. That's why we felt sorry for them because it was such a terrifying
experience.
 

Q. Can you tell us anything about what the world will be like when the Warning
comes?
 

A. Bad.
 
 
 

References
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(A) Our Lady Comes to Garabandal by Joseph A. Pelletier, A. A., pp. 149-150.
(B) Our Lady Comes to Garabandal, pp. 149-150
(C) Garabandal, January-March 1983
(D) Needles, July-September 1977(reprinted in Garabandal, January-March 1980
(E) Garabandal, January-March 1984
(F) Needles,Autumn1975.
(G) The CAll of Garabandal, April-June 1984
(H) Garabandal, January-March and April-June 1983
(I) Needles, winter 1976.
(J) Garabandal, July-September 1982.
(K) Garabandal, July-September 1983.
(L) Needles, Spring 1974.
 

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