Saturday, May 25, 2013

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

Note sent to Fr. Cipriano Arana, S.J. by Fr. Andreu—commenting about October 18, 1961.

After October 18, 1961, the reactions of the opinions of the people interested in Garabandal is divided in two:

1st—The most general is deception, before a message that does not bring anything new and that is accompanied by discomfort in a day that culminated with a scene of lightening, thunder, rain, hail, mud, darkness, and cold.

2nd—For a more discerning group, the message that was announced had four months of precedence—it is the only sensible message and it corresponds with the needs of the world today and is purely orthodox. Mary makes a new road to Christ, and shows us how to reach God.

The sentence “but before this, you have to be very good,” is an object of meditation for some who see the message in a more profound way than it appears at first glance.

The sentence “the cup is already filling up,” is also an object of meditation. The parish priest of Garabandal recognizes a warning in its content, which the girls can come to understand. On October 19th, that is, the day after the public announcement of the message, they asked for the meaning of this sentence, because they didn’t understand it.