Monday, July 30, 2007

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1962:

Sister Luisa Maria


Mrs. Andreu in 1985 [the picture shows her behind cloister grill in full habit]. She was celebrating her ninetieth birthday. Deceased in 1991, she received many mystical graces all along her thirty years of religious life at the Convent of the great Basque city of San Sebastian, where, in 1962, she became Sister Luisa Maria, the two first names of her deceased son, Luis Maria (see August 9, 1961 message). She had visited the Visitandine Order one month after her son's death. This choice maybe also linked to the particular devotion that Father Luis Maria had for the mystery of the Visitation. So, mysteriously enough, on this very April 30, 1962, three priests wearing the Jesuit garb appeared to Sister Luisa Maria. One of them, whom she could see full face, was smiling brightly, but did not speak to her: there was her son Luis! The other two had their backs turned to her. Was this not a prophetic vision of her other two sons Alejandro and Marcelino?
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 131]

Well, it just goes to show you, there hope for all of us! This special mother of three priests lived till she was 96 years old, spending the last 30 years of her life in a convent as a cloistered nun. I wonder if they would take me. I'm still young at 70! I always said if my dear wife passed away before me, I would enter some monastery somewhere! The only problem is finding a group of monks who will have me. Maybe, I'll have to start a new order of Monks. We could call ourselves "Monks of the Internet"! What about you? Care to join me?
Roman Deacon