Its dark and cold outside, I am 18 years old, at home, waiting for my father to give my girlfriend a lift home. He will, but insists, not until he has watched a BBC documentary which is about to start. It concerns an obscure village in Spain, one called Garabandal. My mum is also there, sat by the fire quietly knitting yet another jumper. My girlfriend is keen to go, in fact very keen, never really at ease in the home of a catholic family; she is most irritated not least at having to sit through a programme with an overtly Roman Catholic theme! So it was, that I, in this prickly atmosphere, at this one most significant moment in my life, unsuspectingly approached and stepped on to, what would become a ‘Road to Emmaus.’
And so it was that I listened with increasing attentiveness to the revelation of a living, ever present God through the words of a humble and beautiful woman; Conchita Keena…
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Hi Mary. The BBC show was screened some 30 years ago. I would love to visit, however, it’s not yet on my wife’s agenda, but perhaps one day.
Great that GarabAndal is getting notice i have been there three times and I had a special spiritual experience. I would love to know when the BBC showed this on television. And you must visit this extradioary village it will play an important part in the very near future.