Yes. I was away from the faith. Still went to Mass and said the Rosary to keep mum happy. One day I saw the movie "The Omen" which is loosely based on Revelations (with a lot of false quotes). I was 21 and loved reading so I grabbed the bible and read Revelations over and over and over trying to figure out what it meant. I then saw a book titled Armageddon with lots of prophecies such as Nostradamus etc. One chapter was on Garabandal. Shortly after this at dinner, mum announced their catholic women's league group had a speaker about Garabandal. I nearly fell off my chair because mum is a no nonsense person who isn't into end of the world prophecies. I listened to her without saying what I knew and I realised she was following for the right reasons - return to the sacraments etc. If I hadn't been into it for the other reasons, I wouldn't have taken much notice of mum, but we bought a book and I read it over and over. Shortly after that, her group had a speaker about Medjugorje and so I listened to what she had to say. Initially, I thought it was boring "Dear children pray,pray,pray thank you for having responded to my call. However, I still felt called to follow it. 10 years later, I had caused a major problem and said to Our Lady "If you do ..... for me, I'll go as soon as I can (I was working full time). She partly granted that prayer and so I went and my life changed dramatically.