Jacinta González was the one of the four girls from San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain, who had had great number of apparitions of Archangel Michael and Our Lady during the course of 1961-1965 years. She was a friend of Mary Loli Mazon. At the time of the first apparition Loli and Jacinta were 12 years old, and were likable children.
Jacinta's parents were Maria and Simon, two Christians of strong faith who bore with dignity the life of sacrifice imposed on them by an existence deprived of material possessions. Maria was one of the women who goes around the village with a lantern and bell to call the neighbors to pray for the souls in Purgatory and say the last prayers of the day.
Now visionary Jacinta became Jacinta Moynihan, and live north of Los Angeles, in Oxnard, California with her husband, Jeffrey and daughter Maria.
Jacinta's impressive vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jacinta does not remember the exact date of her vision of Jesus, but it was not on the feast of the Sacred Heart which in that year of 1961, was before June 18.
How did the vision occur? On December 23, 1978, Jacinta was interviewed by Father Francis Benac, S.J., at her home in California. Here are excerpts from that interview:
We have read about your vision of the Sacred Heart. Please tell me about this experience.
What impressed you most?
What were your thoughts at that moment?
Do you still feel this?
When you passed through the period of the doubts, did you also doubt this vision?
Did this particular vision lead you to a greater love of God?
Did you think that He wanted something special from you?
Jacinta's Conversation with Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa: Jacinta, how happy you must feel for all the graces that the Virgin has granted you.
Jacinta: You are right, but I don't know if I'll be able to correspond to all the favors received.
Mother Teresa: You are a chosen soul. Before I make an important decision, I always invoke the Sacred Heart of Jesus.