Time is our landscape.
Attached to chapter one—as you know—is the story of Garabandal, which in the author's opinion and careful study, though not as spectacular in scope as Fatima, shows a provision that it is worthy of study. It takes you back about six decades. As realized, in chapter 1, several periodicals and books have been utilized, such as Expresso, O Século, Truth and Tolerance, Publico, in order to provide you with information pertinent to the story of Fatima and what took place beyond May of 1917. One aspect in our journey covers our modern age, and in this modern time occurred the story of Garabandal.
A periodical worthwhile to read is Garabandal Journal, which may be ordered by visiting this address at this link. Why the appearances were thrust upon four children, of whom knew very little about the outside world, knew nothing about the goings on in the Vatican, lived a life of humble beginnings leaves one to ponder infinitely. But, they knew the importance of praying the Rosary, something that if one is not Catholic, seems despairingly only-a-Catholic thing. However, it is more than that. It is interesting to notate here, that one subtheme of Garabandal were the wishes the Lady had about prayer. She made them recite the Rosary during every apparition, and went so far as to show them how to recite it daily. In this article that appeared May 29, 2020, one learns what happened to Mari Cruz on an August 8th. This feature is a way to combat sin, of which is internal to demons and Lucifer. Not everyone is Catholic, and no one is forcing you to pray the Rosary, but, paradoxically, it is never too late to start.
I invite you to press on. From the 1200's, many hundreds of years ago, this historian alays a path that is relatively unforeseen. Some of you may know it. It is a pathway through time, inescapably connected by measured words from the past, befitting the stage Popes play, today. Popes have played a significant role in the history of Fatima and Garabandal. The role of a time era from the 1200s might not be seen as important to some readers, however there is a convergence, and it comes from a man who has written a list of popes in which his papal list is 100% correct from 1960 on. Numerous historians in the past, especially Catholic historians, have been misled that the papal list is nonsense citing many enumerations going back centuries. I do not disagree with that, however, if one takes into account from 1960 onward, then it forms a different matter.