Monday, February 11, 2008

Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Two, Post 37

This note discusses:

a). The Hierarchy; although it cannot be defined, at least, a judgment hangs in the air about its supernatural origin.

b). It aspires to repress the enthusiasm of the priests regarding their feelings about Garabandal, not to invert the order of the brave in a form that seems to make the Message more important and the happenings of the Revelation. They warn in a most prudent way about the way the Church acts, but it doesn’t exclude the private revelations that excite obedience of the faithful and that abstain from acting openly in favor of Garabandal so not to demonstrate with their conduct a contrary opinion to that of the bishopric.

c). He makes a call to the faithful so that they will listen to the priests. He does this with the false expectation that it circles the proclamation of the Message, manifesting the desire that all will conserve the peace, without being tricked by false opinions like those which extend with such a motive; and we add this certainly not with words that can be attributed to the girls.

Finally, the description that the true messages make are emphasized from Heaven when God wants them to be perfectly understood. It is obvious, given by the girls, that there is a clarity that can enter within the description that the Bishop gives us, which can be interpreted as an implicit approbation of the same and also as a veiled estimation of its possible supernatural origin.

The invocation to the Most Holy Virgin that follows demonstrates with evidence with which the Bishop continues as the same, believing, and begging to the “Resident of Wisdom,” can know soon what interests the glory of God. The Invocation that is inserted in the note means a dual existence, for one part believing, for another that cannot be defined.

Not the previous Note, nor this second, was from the gratefulness of the impatient people who wanted concrete declarations of the supernatural nature, which was not possible. What is certain is that, awaiting the declarations of the bishop that did not openly decide to complete the message and the foreseeable happened when the phenomena ended in 1962. This was because of a lack of freedom and spiritual exercise and completion of their recommendations, in which the fervor and faith was maintained by the continuity of the marvelous things that were witnessed. In consequence, an era of confusion was initiated.

If he had taken notice of the Message and if he had reunited groups of adorers, the priests would have predicted the love of Jesus in the Sacrament, exciting the faithful and causing them to visit the Sacrament in place of admiring and fixating upon the principal thing in the ecstasy. Maybe the position of the Bishop of Santander would have been very different in view of the harvest reaped from this.

We ask, what is it of which we should convince the Bishop and the Commission? The happenings? Who of the assistants is capable of defining for certain with proofs, with the responsibility before God and the Church, that they are supernatural? To what can responsibility be attained, and it costs little to affirm it. But with his declaration he compromises the biliminary Church of Christ, certainly it is not much to demand that he need and desires the largest number of tests, or of a miracle. Everyone knows because of Lourdes that it is difficult to define one.

Returning to the Message, which is aspired to without a doubt, it is to arouse a movement of authentic piety, popular and orthodox, toward the Sacred Eucharist. Now is the time to initiate it.

To the Hierarchy, their moment of action has arrived, when they will not be able to doubt it because of the happenings.

We remember that Lucia of Fatima asked the Spanish Hierarchy for a reform and spiritualization of the village and good clerics to achieve peace in the world. Now, in Garabandal, the Virgin asks for the same, but of the village and good clerics through devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Will we listen to her? If not, we should prepare to be punished. It is not necessary to be a prophet to arrive at this conclusion, but for another part, if we take the message as a warning from on high.

Already as January 1963 ends, the phenomena are ending in their public aspect and are becoming personal happenings to the seers, especially locutions. At they same time they are initiating the negations, that could be reputed to be legitimate fruit of the little attention the Message received. Upon being completed, they do not have the atmosphere of being generated or demonstrated.