TODAY IN GARABANDAL HISTORY: MARCH 3, 1962
A MYSTERIOUS (FIRST) LETTER FROM
THE FAMOUS ITALIAN STIGMATIZED
CAPUCHIN, BLESSED PADRE PIO OF
PIETRELCINA, TO THE VISIONARIES
On this "first Saturday" of March, Conchita received a letter
addressed to the four visionaries in the village. It came from Padre Pio, as
the Vision would confirm to Conchita, during an ecstasy she had on the same
day, telling them, among other things:
"Dear children, this morning at nine, the Blessed Virgin asked me to
tell you: 'O blessed little girls of San Sebastian de Garabandal! I
promise that I will be with you until the end of times, and that you will be
with Me until the end of the world. Then you will be united with Me in the
glory of Paradise' ".
"I am sending you a copy of the rosary of Fatima that the Blessed
Virgin asked me to send to you. This rosary was dictated by the Blessed Virgin
and must be made known for the salvation of sinners and for the preservation of
humanity from the worst chastisements God is threatening to send us.
"I am giving you only one advice: Pray and make others pray, for the world
is on the edge of ruin.
"People do not believe you: they do not believe in your conversations
with the Blessed Virgin . . .
"People will believe when it will be very, very late."
As soon as she received this letter, Conchita sent Padre Pio a personal letter,
with "a secret message from the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel and
addressed to him."
We do not know exactly when the famous Capuchin of San Giovanni Rotondo learned
about what was going on at Garabandal. Thanks to the book by F.
Sanchez-Ventura, La Vierge est-elle apparue a Garabandal?
(Did the Blessed Virgin appear at Garabandal?, N.E.L. Paris, 1965), we
nevertheless know the gentle "reproach" he addressed, at the
beginning of the year 1962, to a group of Spanish pilgrims on the authenticity
of the apparitions: "How many apparitions do you need, when they have been
taking place for already eight months?"
We shall see later in this Dossier, more, much more about the extraordinary
involvement of Blessed Padre Pio in Garabandal.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, J.Serre ,page
ROSARY OF THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA
Pray and make others pray this rosary that has been dictated by the Virgin Mary in a personal message.
It is prayed like the common rosary of the Virgin, only that the mysteries are replaced by the following:
- In this first mystery we see how the Holy Virgin chose Fatima as her favorite city to spread her messages.
- In this second mystery it is contemplated how the Holy Virgin chose the Cova de Iria for her visions.
- In this third mystery we see how the Holy Virgin chose the three
little shepherds for their celestial conversations and to entrust the
great secret to them.
- In this fourth mystery we see how the secret of Fatima is the greatest secret of all that she has said.
- In this fifth mystery we can see how the visions of the Blessed Virgin continue to be present in all parts of the world.
PADRE PIO’S LETTER CONFIRMED !
A “ Doubting Thomas member” asked yesterday “How do we know
this unsigned letter (yesterday's post) was from Padre Pio ? “
Challenge excepted ! I have found the proof in the book " SHE WENT
IN HASTE TO THE MOUNTAIN " pages 363-365. These pages tell how
Conchita asked the Blessed Mother herself in one of her visits, and She
confirmed it was from Padre Pio !
Q. Conchita, do you remember anything about the letter that
you are said to have received from Padre Pio?
A. “ Concerning what you now ask me, I do remember that I
received in the mail a letter addressed to me and the other three girls:
Jacinta, Mari Loli and Mari Cruz. I was surprised by what it said; and as it
was unsigned, I kept it in my pocket until the time of the apparition.
When the Blessed Mother appeared, I showed her the letter . . . and I asked
her whom it was from. The Blessed Mother answered that it came from Padre Pio.”