Thursday, March 3, 2011

PADRE LUCIO RODRIGO, S. J. (DIED MARCH 30, 1973)


Fathers Rodrigo (center) and Nieto with Conchita.

Padre Lucio Rodrigo was present at a few ecstasies of the visionaries. An excellent theologian, his prudent critical spirit led him to believe firmly in the supernatural authenticity of Garabandal. He learned the nature of the great Miracle from Conchita, but not the date. Shortly before he died, the zealous Jesuit obtained the grace he had asked to be definitively confirmed in his belief in the divine origin of the "events," of which he said: "If there exists in the world a window through which one can contemplate Heaven, it is Garabandal!"

He died from injuries resulting from a car accident, at almost ninety years of age.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 223]

Does it seem strange to you that two leading figures in the Garabandal story died in car crashes? It does to me. I once read where Satan does cause some of these accidents. Kinda scary, no? Oh well, that's why we never know when our time is up. The Lord said, be ready at all times.

Thérèse de Lisieux in July 1896Image via Wikipedia

Are you ready? I don't think anyone is really ready to die instantly, but I also read once where they asked St. Therese (the "Little Flower") if she knew she would die tomorrow what would she change and she answered, "Nothing, I would continue doing what I am doing today."
Can any of us say the same thing? God love you.
Deacon John

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