Expected Date of the Miracle: 13 April 2017
This article is being written exactly one year before the predicted date, on the Feast Day of St. Hermenegild, a martyr of the Eucharist. The date proposed herein is my theological opinion based on interpretation of prophecy, and is therefore subject to error. With the recent release of Amoris Laetitia, which not only allows sacrilegious Holy Communion, but actually promotes it (see the first rotten fruits here), a Eucharist oriented saint is very fitting to discuss.
First, let’s review the conditions or rules on which the Miracle prophesied at Garabandal will occur. This is a summary, with the detailed comments by the seer at the end of this article. Another newspaper article with interviews of the seers is here.
- An ‘event in the Church that happens very rarely and has never happened in my lifetime. It is not new or stupendous only rare, like the definition of a dogma – something like that in that it will affect the entire Church.’ (7 February 1974 Conchita interview)
- On a Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
- In the months of March, April or May (but not February or June)
- Between (inclusive) the 8th and the 16th of the month
- On a feast-day of a martyred saint for the Eucharist
Let’s start with the martyred saint of the Eucharist which fits within the date parameters described. St. Hermenegild, whose Feast Day is April 13th on the 1962 (Tridentine) calendar, is a little known saint. The short biography on St. Hermenegild is from the 1962 Divine Office (Roman Breviary) as printed by Baronius Press, which takes its text from the Book of Dialogues of Pope St. Gregory, Book 3, chapter 31.
King Hermenegild, son of Leovigild, king of the Visigoths, was converted from the Arian heresy to the Catholic faith by the preaching of that most worthy man Leander, bishop of Seville and one of my greatest friends. Hermenegild’s father was an Arian, and tried first to persuade him by promises and then to terrify him through threats to return to that heresy. But when Hermenegild continued to answer that he could never abandon the true faith now that he had come to know it, his angry father deprived him of his kingdom, took away all his possessions, and shut him up under strict guard, with his neck and hands chained. And so the young king Hermenegild began to despise the kingdom of earth and eagerly seek the kingdom of heaven. Lying bound in sackcloth, he poured forth prayers to almighty God to give him strength. When Easter came, his treacherous father sent an Arian bishop to him in the middle of the night, to have Hermenegild receive sacrilegiously consecrated Communion from this bishop’s hands and so be restored to his father’s favor. But, as a man devoted to God, he gave the Arian bishop the rebuke he deserved and refused his offer with fitting indignation. When the bishop returned, Hermenegild’s Arian father was enraged and at once sent his servants, who killed this staunch Confessor of God where he lay imprisoned.
St. Hermenegild is particularly fitting as he refused sacrilegious Communion from a heretic bishop, quite appropriate in today’s environment as poisoned by Amoris Laetitia, where sacrilegious Communion (those in ‘irregular unions’) is promoted by a heretic bishop (wearing a stolen white), Bergoglio. In fact, given the Arian heresy denied that Jesus was Divine, so too will Bergoglio deny Jesus’ Divinity as part of his establishing the one-world religion which will ultimately worship the Antichrist. Bergoglio will have to do so to get Muslims and pagans such as Buddhists and Hindus to agree and join this man-made religion, inspired by Satan.
What is so special about 13 April in the year 2017?
First, April 13 is Holy Thursday in 2017, thus commemorates the very institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper. That is an ‘event’ of great importance, as the martyr of the Eucharist died on the very day that the Eucharist was instituted. I have not checked exactly how often that this saint’s Feast Day occurs on Holy Thursday (maybe someone could do that work?), but that certainly would be rare. Second, the priesthood was also instituted on that day, with the Apostles being bishops, therefore a heretic bishop, another Judas, contributing to the martyrdom fits that symbolism well, with Bergoglio playing Judas all too well today. Lastly, the martyr died for the Easter feast and Holy Thursday is part of the triduum which leads to Easter, which is another fitting linkage.
Also interesting about 2017 is that both the Orthodox and Catholics celebrate Easter on the same day, April 16, which is not all that common given each uses a different calculation for setting the date of Easter. April 16 also happens to be Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday, when he will turn 90 if he is still alive. Note that Pope Benedict XVI is the martyred ‘bishop in white’ in the vision of the third secret of Fatima. The combination of all of these events together is certainly rare although I haven’t done a year by year analysis to prove that.
As a side note of importance, that means the Warning can occur anytime from now up until the day before, but that will be covered in a separate article. And that also means the Chastisement (3 Days of Darkness – blessed candles in homes) will occur within one year after that date.
With the Church accelerating and deepening its apostasy given Amoris Laetitia, these major events cannot be too far off now as God’s Justice must arrive to wake us up. Feel free to comment of course. We will know the answer in one year.
The “extremely great” Miracle which Conchita mentions in her Diary is more fully discussed in the notes she gave Francisco Sanchez-Ventura, author of The Apparitions of Garabandal:
“I am the only one to whom the Blessed Virgin spoke of the Miracle. She forbade me to say what it will consist of. I can’t announce the date either until eight days before it is due to occur. What I can reveal is that it will coincide with an event in the Church and with the feast of a saint, martyr of the Eucharist; that it will take place at 8:30 on a Thursday evening; that it will be visable to all those who are in the village and surrounding mountains; that the sick who are present will be cured and the incredulous will believe. It will be the greatest miracle that Jesus will have performed for the world. There won’t be the slightest doubt that it comes from God and that it is for the good of mankind. A sign of the Miracle—un señal del milagro—which it will be possible to film or televise, will remain forever—para siempre—at the pines.”
On September 14, 1965, Conchita said: “The sign that will remain forever at the pines is something we will be able to photograph, televise and see, but not touch. It will be evident that it is not a thing of this world but from God.” At another time, concerning the Great Miracle, she added that, “it would last about 15 minutes.”
On August 10, 1971, while talking to a group of Americans, she offered this revealing information: “It will take place on or between the eighth and sixteenth of March, April or May. It will not happen in February or June.”