Between July 1961 and November 1965, Mother Mary appeared to four young girls over two thousand times in Garabandal, Spain. She warned them of a “great chastisement” and said that prayer, sacrifice and penance were needed.
On June 18, 1961, the young girls reported visits of an angel. On July 2, they said the angel was accompanied by a lady whom they recognized as the “Mother of Jesus” and who reportedly appeared more than 2,000 times during the next four years. On October 18, 1961, the girls announced a message from Our Lady:
We must do much penance and make many sacrifices.... The cup is already filling and if we do not amend our lives there will come a great chastisement.
On June 18, 1965, she said:
Since my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one.... Many cardinals, many bishops, and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them.... You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts.... You are now receiving the last warnings.
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 45, November 6, 1983.