The small village of San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain, was marked by the presence of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. In nearly 3,000 public apparitions between the years 1961 and 1965, she appeared to 4 girls, between 11 and 12 years of age: Conchita González, Mari Cruz González, Jacinta González y Mari Loli Mazón.
The first apparition took place on June 18th, 1961. St. Michael the Archangel appeared to the four girls during a period of several days in order to prepare them for the coming of Our Lady. She would appear on the Sunday afternoon of July 2nd, 1961.
Our Lady treated the girls with maternal love and tender care. Through her words and actions, she taught them how to live in close relationship with God in their everyday lives. They also received messages and prophecies, many of a private nature, and many others of great importance for the Church and the whole of humanity.Read more about the history.