(For the Greater Glory of God)
NOTABLE BELIEVERS OF GARABANDAL
Yes, there are many known and unknown , Popes, Saints & Blessed's, and Church
leaders who believed. I can't think of another apparition with this resume of believers.
Saint Padre Pio,
Saint (Pope) John Paul II,  (see insert below)
Saint (Pope) Paul VI,  (see insert below)
Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta,
Saint (Fr.) Jose Maria Escriva,
Saint (Madre) Maravillas,
Pope Benedict XVI,
Venerable Marthe Robin,
Venerable Fr. Ciszek,
Venerable Padre Nieto,
(Vatican Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith),
Archbishop of Madrid, Casimiro Morcillo Gonzalez,
Arch Bishop Carlos Sierra of Madrid, Spain,
Arch Bishop Manuel Lopez of Mexico,
Bishop of Fatima Joao Venancio,
Fr. Constant Luis Pel,
Madre Esperanza of Jesus,
Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria,
SAINT (POPE) PAUL VI : QUOTES ON GARABANDAL
“ Conchita, I bless you and with me the whole church will bless you “.
Pope Paul VI had shown a very special interest in the apparitions. At an audience given to Fr. Xavier Escalda, S.J., the latter mentioned there were many opponents of the apparitions even amongst his own people. His Holiness promptly rejoined:
"It doesn't matter; tell these gentlemen that it is the Pope who has said that it is most important and most urgent to make these messages known to the world."
Father Escalada explained his work in spreading the message of Garabandal in Mexico and the Pope Paul VI encouraged him to continue saying: **"These messages must be made known." **Father Escalada asked the Pope for his permission to continue promoting Garabandal and the Pope said “YES”. Pope Paul VI said :
"It is the most beautiful story of humanity since the days of Christ. It is like a second life of the Virgin on earth. And we can never be grateful enough for it."
"Jacinta, I am with you, but we have to pray much and have much patience . . : it. is necessary to pray that the Church will become aware of the importance of Garabandal."
SAINT (Pope) John Paul II - on Garabandal
There is a book on Garabandal, written by Albrecht Weber in 1993, entitled Garabandal Der Zeigefmger Gottes (Garabandal: The Finger of God), of which a first edition copy was presented to Pope John Paul II. He later asked his secretary, Fr. (now Archbishop) Stanislaus Dziwisz, to write to the author. In the subsequent printing (2000) of the book, on page 19, a portion of the Pope's message is reprinted, as follows: "May God reward you for everything. Especially for the deep love with which you are making the events connected with Garabandal more widely known. May the Message of the Mother of God find an entrance into hearts before it is too late. As an expression of joy and gratitude, the Holy Father gives you his apostolic blessing. "Weber writes, "From the attached greeting in the Pope's own handwriting, with his signature, it is clear how deep an interest he has in the events of Garabandal, and how anxious he is that they should be made known in a credible way."
On July 23, 1988, during a special general audience with the Pope at the Vatican ... "special" because it was held on Saturday, rather than the usual Wednesday... Father Robert introduced Garabandal Visionary Mari-Loli and family to him. Father Robert who was holding 7-year-old Maria Dolores, one of the three Lafleur children, said to the Pope: "Your Holiness, a special blessing for your littlest children who come on behalf of The Blessed Virgin from Garabandal." Our Holy Father exclaimed "Garabandal!"