A Walk to Garabandal

A Walk to Garabandal is lyrical. It is a walk back in time that also

touches eternity.  It begins shortly after the Virgin Mary’s last visit, makes

a final stop in 2017, and shows the way forward.  Ed Kelly tells a traveler’s

tale full of wonderment, full of his personal impressions of the faces and

places, local dances and cafes, old busses and taxi cab drivers that he came

to know personally.  His story forms, as Wordsworth described, a poem

from the “spontaneous overflow of emotion recollected in tranquility.”


Brian Scharnecchia, M.Div., J.D. Associate Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, FL


What a fascinating book! Ed Kelly manages to combine painstaking research into this famous apparition with love for the message, for the visionaries, and the townspeople of Garabandal. A must for those who already know about this site in Spain, but also a must for those who know of it only by conflicting reports. Read it! Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and of Catholic spirituality.
“Marvelous” is hardly strong enough a word for this work.  Albert E Hughes, Lt. Col. USAF (retired)

This charming book is part travelogue part detective story and very readable.  Tom Anderson, Oregon

I have just finished reading Kelly’s book; I could not stop reading it once I started!  The book will put to rest much of the controversy surrounding the visions of the four girls of Garabandal.  René Gracida, Bishop Emeritus, Corpus Christi, Texas

I was awake until 3 A.M. reading this intriguing account of what could be the most important series of events in two thousand years.  Brian Scharnecchia, M.Div,J.D.

Inspiration for the Book

The author first travelled to Spain seeking adventure in the land of the people whose language he taught.  He was in a bar and the man sipping wine next to him said that he was late, that a few years previous foreigners had poured into the area by the thousands, that four little girls claimed they had seen an angel and the Blessed Virgin Mary.   Kelly sampled the good food and wine and moved on. Thinking how to avoid being gored by the bulls at Pamplona chased away any thought about little levitated mountain girls.   A Walk to Garabandal, A Journey of Happiness and Hope is the account of  why he returned to the village fifteen more times to spend some four years in the area, making up for his initial lack of interest by listening to the villagers and other eye-witnesses tell about what they had seen and heard and felt during the apparitions.

Read the story

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