Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 11

This descent to the church was vertiginous. The Reverend Fr. Royo Marín, O.P., advised those present to run to the Church where the girls were going and said this sentence: “Run to the Church so that you’ll be at the girls’ heels.”

Some of us made the descent from San Sebastián de Garabandal to Cossío walking and others rode in the Jeep. In deference to Fr. Luís, he went down in the Jeep. I observed that he was very happy. My family members who were in the Jeep with Fr. Luís on this trip told me the same thing.

Once in Cossío, we went in different cars and formed an expedition. Although we asked for my sister’s car, Fr. Luís preferred to come with me, since he had gone with me.

My wife Carmen, my daughter Mari Carmen, who was eight years old, and I were in the car. José Salceda and Fr. Luís were in front of us.

During the majority of the trip we commented upon what we had seen that day. Fr. Luís told me that he had spoken with Fr. Royo Marín and that they were in agreement. My wife, José Salceda, and I all observed a profound and intense happiness in Fr. Luís as well as a sense of security. He spoke without hurrying and repeated these sentences many times: “I am so happy! I’m full of things to say. What a gift the Virgin has given me! I don’t have the least doubt that what is happening with the girls is true.”