Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 46


Ascension of Luís Sagrado


Wednesday—October 18, 1961—In the morning, I went to Mass to receive Holy Communion and the girls were there also, receiving Communion. It was impressive to see the fervor of the people at Mass.
The day was the same. The people didn’t stop praying or singing Hail Marys despite the rain. The Rosary in the Church was also extraordinary. It was an unforgettable day, full of fervor and sacrifice. I cannot say that there is any great comfort in the village; to sleep on straw is considered good luck, and we had the fortune to do this. The majority of the people stayed in the street.
At ten o’clock at night, we made the ascent to the Pines to hear the Message, which was impressive. We all went up praying impassively. All of us wanted to be there that night in the rain. Not everyone could hear the message, but it traveled among the people.
Later, after we’d descended, I saw Loli walk through the village in ecstasy, and they told me that the four girls were in ecstasy.
The girls had told me before that after they told the Message they would be called by the Virgin and would stay at the Pines in ecstasy. This happened as the girls had said. The girls heard the word of the Virgin, and so it happened.
I returned to Burgos very satisfied.
The Ascension of Luís.