The Garabandal apparitions are famous claimed apparitions of, firstly, Saint Michael the Archangel and after the Blessed Virgin Mary to four young schoolgirls in the rural village of San Sebastián de Garabandal in the Peña Sagra mountain range of Northern Spain, located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, from 1961 to 1965. The visitations numbered in the thousands, drew huge crowds, and featured supposed paranormal phenomena, much of it filmed or photographed, with thousands of witnesses. The women receiving the visions were Mari Loli Mazón (May 1, 1949 – April 20, 2009), Jacinta González (born April 27, 1949), Mari Cruz González (born June 21, 1950) and Conchita González (born February 7, 1949).
The Blessed Virgin Mary in this series of claimed visitations is often referred to as "Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal", because her appearance, and dress looked like portrayals of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Famous quotes containing the word apparitions:
“I can sit up half the night
With some friend that has the wit
Not to allow his looks to tell
When I am unintelligible.
Fifteen apparitions have I seen;
The worst a coat upon a coat-hanger.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)