The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an immense health crisis and will most likely be joined by an economic and social crisis before too long. The suffering endured these days by so many families will also leave scars on a psychological and emotional level: many people are having to face near-death situations entirely alone, others are currently unable to accompany their loved-ones and have not had time to ask for forgiveness or make up for past wrongs. The list of sorrows continues to grow.
In an entirely different way, Garabandal, Only God Knows, is also suffering the consequences of this epidemic. When the coronavirus first reached Europe, the Garabandal movie was playing in theaters in France. It had already premiered in 29 countries and had been seen by almost 300,000 people. More than 10,000 people had already seen it in France alone and many more were expected to fill the theaters during the scheduled screenings in the months of March and April. All of this was canceled when the theaters were forced to close. We also had to postpone the premieres planned for the month of March in Singapore, Switzerland and Australia and during April in the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, and Holland.
This was when we decided that perhaps the moment had arrived to upload Garabandal, Only God Knows to our YouTube channel to be seen free of charge around the world. Currently, however, we are unable to do so, because the distributors in the countries where we still have contracts in place hope to be able to premiere in theaters once the virus has passed.
Even so, we have found a solution that both respects the contracts and at the same time allows us to make the film available free of charge during Holy Week 2020. We are proud to announce that from April 3-12, 2020; that is, from the Friday before Holy Week through Easter Sunday, Garabandal, Only God Knows will be available for viewing online free of charge both in Spanish and English on the film’s official webpage.
Unfortunately, we have had to exclude access from the countries that are still under a contract. This is one of the reasons that people in the following countries will not be able to access the movie online at the present moment: Canada, Brazil, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore, Holland, France, Belgium.
Garabandal, Only God Knows came into existence to bear a message of hope to all humanity, a message that in these times is more necessary than ever. Our Lady came to Garabandal to tell us that she loves us and that she is very worried about our salvation. The current circumstances have, in God’s providence, become an invitation to live the most memorable Lent and Holy Week of our lives, and this must lead us to a deep examination of conscience and a profound desire for true conversion. Share this email with your family and friends and help to spread this message of hope and this call to conversion with the whole world.
In many places, due to the mandatory lockdowns, the faithful will not even be able to assist the Easter Triduum liturgies. Now, more than ever, our homes must become true domestic churches that learn from Our Lady of Sorrows to contemplate the mystery of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. May she extend her blessing upon you and your family in this time of need.