The Message of Our Lady and Our Lord to Veronica of the Cross

"Believe what you see at Garabandal, and turn back from your ways that have been created by satan. Return to the Father; do penance and atonement, for your chastisement will soon follow upon the great spectacle."

December 24, 1973

Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve

Our Lady--"I have asked you to remove the worldly hat in representation of Our great sorrow for the offenses being given and the bad example being demonstrated in many of Our convents. The hair must not become evident as a source of vanity among Our nuns. Have great sorrow, My child, for many in the convents, by their bad example, have set many onto the road to perdition.

"There will be sent upon the world a great Warning. Should this Warning go unheeded and man does not make a complete reversal of his ways which offend the Father much, there will be sent upon mankind a great Chastisement. Many will become victims and fall into the abyss."

Veronica--I see the world, and I see a great darkness covering half of the world. Our Lady now is coming forward, and She is standing sadly and covering Her head with a dark cloak. Her gown was very brilliant and white, but now She is placing over Her head a very dark cloak, almost black.

And She's--now She's putting Her hand out, like this. And Michael is coming forward now. Michael is coming forward, and he's handing Our Lady a candlestick. It looks like a candlestick; it's made of a shining, brass-like material. Maybe it's gold, a golden metal. But it has three candles in it.

Now Our Lady is holding the three candles in front of Her, and She's bowing Her head. And now there are many voices behind Her, but they are singing very strange songs. They're very--I have never heard the songs they are singing. Ah-h-h . . . ah-h-h . . . ah-h-h . . . ah-h-h. [Veronica repeats the melody she hears.]


I see people, many people, making their way into buildings. The buildings have been hit by something, because many of the walls are down. Many of the walls are down, and there seems to have been a great disaster. I see great poverty about them. There doesn't seem to be any, any, any signs of prosperity or any signs of, of industry. Everything seems to be as though it had been leveled.

Now it's growing very dark. And as it's growing dark, Our Lady is holding up this--it looks almost like a candelabra. It's, it has the three candles. And Our Lady now is touching the candelabra over towards Her heart; She's holding it over Her heart.

Now Our Lady is extending Her Rosary, which was tied to a golden cord braided at Her side, and She's saying:

Our Lady--"Pray much, My children, for you do not know what lies before you. Prayer, atonement, and sacrifice! I have wandered throughout your world shedding tears, bitter tears of sorrow upon My children who have failed to listen to My pleas. I have come to save you from what you have led yourselves to--your own destruction. I have given you the plan for your salvation. I have set Myself as victim for you before the Father, begging an extension of time for your repatriation. Many We have reached, but many have turned away in mockery and have hardened their hearts and deafened their ears to Our pleas. All Heaven will watch the battle ahead. Many will die in the great flame of the Ball of Redemption."

Veronica--Oh! Oh, I see the sky; it's becoming a very, very bright red, almost an orange, a red-orange. And it's like I'm suspended, and the light is so bright it hurts my eyes. And I see this huge ball. Now in the center--it's a gray-colored ball, almost--oh, I don't know what it's made of, but a rock-like formation. But as it's turning now, it's beginning to change color, becoming a purplish, hazy, orange-looking ball. And now it's beginning to gather great speed. And as it's going faster across the sky, part of it has broken off now, and it's going now behind the sun. I see the huge ball of the sun; it's a ball of fire. And this is another ball of fire. And a piece now is broken off, and it's hitting into the sun. And there--oh! Oh, it's an explosion. Oh, I can't look! Oh! Oh!

Everything seems so still, and I see people now holding onto the chairs in their houses. Everything's rocking. It's like the very foundation is rocking in the houses. And they're all frightened. And many are running into the streets. Oh, the others are running and closing their windows. They're pulling down the shades. Oh! Oh! Others are looking--I can see them looking through their windows, but they do not go outside. They must not go outside.

I see a great mist coming in the sky, a great mist. And there are pieces of--they appear to be rock or dust rock falling. And the people who are outside, they're stumbling. Something's happening to them. They don't seem to--they're like drunk; they're stumbling. And now the ones I'm watching, two of them have fallen. They've fallen on their faces now, and they're trying to get up. Now they're--they're falling forward, and they're not moving.

And I see now this darkness--a great, great mist. And then a deep, musty-looking haze, and it's now going and passing across the moon. And now there's no moon; there's no light. The moon's absolutely covered; I can't see it. There's no light.

Now the sun also seems to be shooting out particles--I don't know--it's particles. And I can see this other ball that looks like a small sun now; it's coming from behind. And it's still--it's twirling, but it is also shooting out particles of, of rock, fiery rock.

Now one piece is very large, and it's falling down now, and as it--it's falling into the water. And then the water is just like steaming and fizzling. And there was force, I guess, when it hit the water, because the water is rising very, very high. Oh!

Now it's growing light. It's growing light, and Our Lady's coming forward. And now She's removing the black, hood-like type of covering from Her head. She says:

Our Lady--"My child, the sight you see is not one that will ever be forgotten by mankind, for not since the days of Noe shall such destruction be visited upon man. You will pray, My child, a constant vigilance of prayer. All My children must now keep a constant vigilance of prayer.


"I cannot stress the fact that I have not come to fill you with fear, but to bring you the facts of what the Father has planned for your chastisement. The Warning which will be sent upon man must be effective; and in the mercy of the Father, a great spectacle will then be placed in the sky for all to see. However, the agents of hell will try to prove--disprove the hand of the Father in this Miracle.


"You must cleanse your souls of all sin, mortal and venial. Come to My Son in belief. Believe what you see at Garabandal, and turn back from your ways that have been created by satan. Return to the Father; do penance and atonement, for your chastisement will soon follow upon the great spectacle.

"I bless you all, My children, as the Father blesses you with sad heart."

Veronica--In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Our Lady--"All who have remained in well spirit shall have no fear, for the Father has a plan for bringing man back to Him. Your man of science is always seeking, but never finding the truth. He has climbed the ladder to the pinnacle of knowledge, but never reaching the truth.

"In his arrogance, he has set himself above the Father, seeking to create life and destroy it at will. This will not be condoned! This will not be allowed to continue! The creation of the Father will not be destroyed by man! Your country has given itself to satan; therefore, My children, you have set the path for your own cleansing.

"My child, all that you will have to know of the future will be given to you in photographs. You will study them and dispense the knowledge given to you. Sit, My child, now, and follow My direction.


"My child, do not seek to defend yourself with others. You will accept your cross without complaint, knowing that the Father Who speaks to you in secret is watching all in secret. You will not have to answer for your actions to man. Therefore, do not seek acknowledgement, My child, among man; for if you receive your award--reward from man, what can then We offer you in Heaven? Know that you cannot expect less a lot than My Son had received. It is the way and the road to your purification.

"My child, many ask you for dates, for times. It is not important. It is not necessary that you know dates, but to be prepared. I know that I have not gone throughout the world without using every means and effort to awaken you to the danger that lies ahead.

"A great Warning will be sent upon your earth. Learn from this and mend your ways; for if you do not, you will then receive a great Chastisement. I repeat this, for many have to learn through repetition. I promise that I will be with you unto the Second Coming of My Son.


"Many false prophets have gone throughout the world, many that were not of the Father, their father being the father of all liars. Recognize, My children, the faces of evil about you. Many come disguised as angels of light. You must all pray for the light.

"You will not cast aside the words of the many prophets who came before you. They were given knowledge from the Father, knowledge that was to fortify you and prepare you for these days that have entered upon mankind--the days of the struggles and sorrows, the days of darkness unto the Second Coming of My Son.

"I dispense upon all many graces: graces in abundance, graces for the asking. Come to Me, My children, all who are burdened with sorrow, mothers forsaken by their children. There is great discord in family life. I have given you the sacramentals and the plan to restore peace within your home. You must bring My Son back into the hearts of your children. You must return prayer to your home.

"The example being shown by many parents is poor. How can you expect your children to follow the road to the Kingdom when you have lost the road yourselves? And by your example you have set your children onto the road to perdition. A great responsibility has been placed upon the parents of the world, for they will stand in judgment before the Father for the fall of their children's souls.

"Those teachers who have misled, under the direction of satan, the young souls--better that they had died in their mother's wombs, than to face the road that lies before them leading to the abyss and the fires! All who murder for gain shall be destroyed! All that is rotten will fall! All who share in the murder of the young, whether for gain or in arrogance seek to go beyond the Father, they, too, shall fall with the rotten fruit.


"My children, I do not come to the proud and the men of knowledge. I come to the little ones--little in worldly knowledge, but filled with the spirit of truth; those with little of worldly possessions, but carrying the keys to the Kingdom. It is these children of God who will remain to greet My Son when He returns.

"Many are called, but few are chosen. The numbers counted will be in the few after the final cleansing. Many minds have been poisoned by satan; many have sold their souls for worldly gain. How sad that they have forgotten that all time comes to an end, all life must reach its end, and all human life passes on to the veil.

"Beyond the veil are the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of the prince of darkness. Do not sorrow, My child, for you have knowledge that not all will enter the Kingdom without cleansing. How much better it would be if man would learn the value of suffering and serve his purgatory upon earth, for very few have entered into the Kingdom without a purification.

"Make it known, My child, that there is a Heaven, that there is a hell and a purgatory. Know that life continues. There is no death; there is only a separation of the body from the living soul. It is only satan who takes the truth from your heart. It is in this manner that he will seduce you, and claim you after you pass over the veil. You must all now stand forth and be counted.

"The road for all followers of My Son will be filled with thorns. It is not an easy road, but I assure you, My children, it is a road that leads to eternal glory.

"What was to happen in the future shall be now. This, man has sought to bring upon himself. I have prepared you and instructed you, and the Father has permitted Me to come to you as a Mediatrix between God and man.


"In this final battle, there are many agents of hell loosed upon earth. They are traveling in transports. Do not be won over to a false theory of life beyond the heavens, other than the Kingdom of God. Know that it is satan who sends these vehicles before you. They are to confuse and confound you. These objects that take flight across your earth are from hell. They are only the false miracles of your time. Recognize them, My children; they are not a figment of man's imagination. They are present in your atmosphere, and they will become more dominant as the fight goes on for the souls.

"There have been divisions of armies set up, two groupings. Lucifer, Luciel, despicable creature of the darkness, has set himself to destroy man, man's soul, and take them to the abyss, the souls of My children. When you fall, you will have fallen of your own free will. No man enters hell unless he has given himself freely to satan."

Veronica--Now I see . . . oh, I see--it's like a large hole. I see the ground is opening and people, people are just falling, they're floating down into a very deep hole. But they seem to have no weight. They're unable to control their movements, and they're just hitting each other, and there's terror on their faces. And they're going down. There's a great, tremendous, flaming light.

And also now coming up are horrible creatures. Now--oh, and they're screaming in terror, the people; but their bodies now are glowing like, like orange, like they're afire, like glowing coals. Oh! Oh, and these other things that--they look like half animal and half human--they're also placing their clawlike hands and pushing onto the figures, the human beings; they're pushing them and they're tormenting them. And their very faces are so horrible. But they are--they look--they're so horrible and ugly, that they look like they're enjoying the tormenting of the poor souls. Oh!

Now these bodies of these lost souls--they seem to have an endless burning, like live coals. And they're looking upward, and it's a desperate--they're trying to go up, up, out of the hole. But the more they fight to go up, the further down they go--down into the pit. Oh!

Now I see many down at the bottom of this pit, and they're sitting there. They're no longer floating. The others must be new ones coming down. And those that are sitting are sitting in dejection, and they're repeating: "Forever lost! Forever lost!" Oh! Oh!

Now it's growing dark. And now the light is coming out in the sky. Oh, it's Our Lady. Oh, now Our Lady has removed the black covering from Her head. She looks very beautiful. She's dressed all in white with a gold trim. And I see now that She has a golden--not a necklace, but a clasp about Her, and it's tied into a knot. The knot has some circles in it, like--looks like three circles, three golden circles.

Now Our Lady is holding up Her hand, and She has Her Rosary in Her hand. It's a very large Rosary--has very large beads, and the Our Father's golden. And Our Lady says:

Our Lady--"You will tell your beads, My child, constantly. A constant vigilance of prayer throughout your country and the world is now necessary."

Veronica--And now Our Lady is raising Her Rosary like this, with the crucifix, and She's making the sign of the cross, like this: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Our Lady is facing over--and if you could see, as She is raising Her cross I can see that great ball again. It's very, very large. Oh, my goodness! And now there's also--there's something over to the left of the ball. It looks like--oh, I don't know, a space-ship or something. It's like a long, modular-looking type of metal casement. And I see that it's behind it, but all of a sudden I see the top of it being blown off. The top of this metal casing now--it's just like it's disintegrating from the intense heat of this large ball. Oh, my goodness! [Veronica coughs.] The smoke! Oh, my goodness!

Oh, I see now there are--there are people inside of this metal casing-like, this casing. But they're, they're not living; they're all dead. Oh!

And I see now the metal casing; now it's starting to explode. And it just--it just blew into a million pieces. And afterwards there's nothing left of it. I can't see anything; it just seemed to explode and be carried away by a great force. There's not a thing left of it. Oh!


Our Lady would like the dear souls to sing the Salve Regina, and you will sing it--those of the Vers Demain, Our Lady would like you to sing the Salve Regina. [The hymn is sung.]

Jesus has just appeared. He is at the right side of the flagpole. And He is so beautiful. He's smiling. Oh, Jesus says:


Jesus--"You are not to be afeared of the coming days ahead, for you will pass through this without injury to your human body. Should you receive the fright, you have been prepared.

"The Father has found it necessary to send upon the world an intervention. In this manner He plans to bring many back to their senses. They have lost their way, having surrendered themselves to the pleasures of the world. Many will return when they are forced back by suffering. The Father is of great heart that He may reach His children without further intervention after the great Miracle."

Veronica--Now Jesus is moving over to the right side of the flagpole, almost by the trees now. He's standing there. And He's looking down very, very, very quietly. There's such a peace and joy, such a wonderful feeling of peace and joy!

Now Jesus is moving over, and He's coming over by the flagpole on the right side. And He's smiling, and He's now placing His finger to His mouth, like this. He's telling me to await His words. Now Jesus asked that all who are able, to kneel.

Jesus--"It is in reparation for the many knees that do not bow. All sacramentals will receive great graces from the Father. These graces will be given in abundance in these days of great trial."

Veronica--Now Jesus is going over to the right side of the flagpole--it would be our right side. And He's bending down now, and He's raising His hand--it's like this, and He's saying:

Jesus--"I bless you In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

Veronica--He's making the sign of the cross now. And Jesus has on a beautiful robe. It's the burgundy color that He usually wears. It's a very deep red, almost like a wine color. It's a very long robe, and it covers down to His sandals.

Now Jesus has on a pair of sandals. He's smiling. I guess He thinks it's funny the way I'm describing Him. He says they're not sandals, they're cord. Jesus said they're cord. I called them sandals, but Jesus said they're cord.

And now He's moving over, and He's smiling. And now He's raising His hand again, and He's looking down. And He's saying:

Jesus--"My son, you do not have to rummage into your bag. I assure you I can see into your belongings."

Veronica--And now He's raising His hand, and He's making the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Our Lady is coming--oh, Our Lady is coming down. There's a very bright light, and Our Lady is coming forward, and She's standing with Jesus. And She's smiling. And now She's coming--They're floating over. They don't walk; They just float--just seem to be carried like on the air.

And now Jesus is just coming over on the left side of our flagpole here, and He's looking down now at the people very, very quietly. It's such a wonderful look of love and peace. And Our Lady also is very serene, though She looks a little sad.

And now as I'm looking at Our Lady, She's pointing up to the sky, and oh, I can see why She's sad. I look up and I can see that ball again. And now Our Lady, though, is pointing down now, and Jesus is raising His hand again, and He's blessing all sacramentals.

Now Jesus says:

Jesus--"All objects of God, of godly nature--cards, medallions--will be blessed from the Father. They will be used in the days ahead as instruments for conversion and cure. In this manner shall the work of My Mother be propagated."

Veronica--Now He's raising His hand, like this, and He's making the sign of the Trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Jesus is going over--He's standing just above the trees. Now He's rising much higher; He's going up toward the last limb of the tree. But He's looking down now, and He's . . . Our Lady is also taking Her Rosary like this, and She's extending the cross out: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now Jesus is coming over to the middle of the--by the left side of the flagpole, and He's saying:


Jesus--"You will find, My children, that these blessings will carry you through the dark days ahead. Many of you will be used as instruments of Heaven, as you have heard throughout the world of many instruments. There is great need for many to go forth and bring the word of truth. All who have come to My Mother's hallowed grounds have come here not by accident, for they have been chosen. Consider yourselves as called by the Father, as apostles of the Father, and go forth with the truth, knowing that the eventual victory will be with the Father in the Kingdom.

"I bless you all, My children, as the Father and the Holy Spirit blesses you. And continue with your prayers of atonement. Many prayers and many acts of sacrifice are needed in the days ahead."

Veronica--In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Now Our Lady and Jesus are going over to the right side of the flagpole, and They're standing now and looking down. And Our Lady is bowing Her head, and She's saying:

Our Lady--"Continue with your prayers, My children. The power of prayer rises greatly to Heaven."



Veronica--Our Lady calls the Rosary the pearls of prayer. Do not say it mechanically like you're just saying words, but you must be thinking and speaking with your heart. It's not to be something just to be recited without thought. A feeling for each word is a beautiful--each word rises to Heaven and our Father is listening to every word and every supplication. Therefore, you will pray with your heart and not with your lips, Our Lady said. [The prayers continue.]

. . . your candles will burn. And they will be needed, as will all blessed candles.


I'm very much surprised that Our Lady has asked me to speak with you at this time. Our Lady said that in view of the coming Warning and Chastisement, you must understand that you must retire from the world in order to be saved. And to be counted among those who will be saved it must mean that you must consecrate your life to Her Son. In that manner it would be well if parents dispose of the television sets in their homes and investigate the books that their children are reading. The pornography must be removed from the homes. Many parents, Our Lady says, have become lax and in this manner they lose control of their children. It will be necessary for parents to bring discipline back to the home. The teachers outside the homes are not doing their jobs. They have fallen in their work. And this also must be brought forth, Our Lady said. The fact must be known.

We do not say this to try to bring dishonor, but we say this out of sadness of heart, Our Lady said, that many who should be teaching, who are men in the House of God, by their example and by their laxity they have been leading souls onto the road to perdition. The truth, Our Lady said, must be made known so that the parents can assume the responsibility which will be necessary for the salvation of their children's souls.

Each home must become a fortress. Each home must be guided by a God-fearing mother and father, and each home must be guarded by Michael and by the direction of the Father. This can only be given if you dedicate your family and your lives to prayer and to following the Golden Rule of the Bible, the Book of life. You must not accept the new versions which are coming out that are actually rewritten by satan, to mislead and misguide you to eventually to fall from the true Faith.

Therefore, you must implore the Holy Spirit to keep you on the right road and to not follow the ways of the world. Because Our Lady said when the world and the House of Her Son become as one, know then that the Chastisement and the end of your world as you know it is at hand. And gradually, Our Lady said, there has been increased advancement to this stage. The world and the Church is soon becoming as one, as you can see. Therefore, Our Lady has Her little armies throughout the world. And Our Lady says defend and proceed with great heart knowing that victory will be yours, for satan will only be allowed to go as far as the Father will permit him.


It is because we are now in the period of separating the sheep from the goats. All will be tested like metals in the fire, Our Lady said. All will be given their chance to enter the Kingdom, but it must be a life completely of dedication to the Father and turning from the ways of the world. Those who live in the cities have a greater fight and a greater struggle. Those who have been graced to be taken from the cities and live in the suburbs, they are not subject to the evils and the temptations that they find their brothers and sisters of the cities will receive.

However, this does not mean that without Our Lady and Jesus that they cannot overcome these obstacles. The way to Heaven is simple with prayer and following the Golden Rule, and not giving in to the ways of the world which has now been taken over by satan. Your schools and your government, and even many of our leaders in the House of God, have now accepted the ways of the world. We pray, and even all that can be served up to God with prayer and sacrifice by those who care. And we cannot condemn, but you must pray for those who have fallen into this web of satan. Therefore, Our Lady says, continue to pray, for the days of chastisement lie ahead and the great Warning is at hand.