Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fr. Ramon Andreu's Notes: Part Three, Post 75

"Father Ramón was my spiritual director here in California since 1977. For me, he was very special because he knew me since I was 12 years old. He always gave me excellent advice which I hope to always follow. I'm going to miss him a lot. Yet, like he said: "Trust in Divine Providence always." I feel that he will continue to guide me from Heaven."
- Jacinta Gonzalez Moynihan

(Letter) February 24, 1962

“Mari Loli was in ecstasy and she gave (I don’t know if it was Jacinta, Mari Cruz, or Conchita) a camera to Mari Loli to take pictures saying: “Take a picture of the Virgin”—Mari Loli took the camera and (I don’t believe there is anything on the photograph) as though she knew where the Vision was, she focused and took the picture. When the film was developed, this photo seemed shadowy but according to a girl who witnessed it, the description of the photo is the following:
(Eduardo) Marqués de Santa María

It seemed cloudy, as though it was shadowy, but I saw a clear silhouette of the Virgin—we could see her entire figure: she had her hands together and towards one side. There are two proofs: Conchita has one and Mari Loli has the other. This girl (who saw two) says that the figure is clearer in Mari Loli’s copy (Conchita’s is a copy with less contrast). The girl repeats that the image of the Virgin is not a fantasy, and it is unmistakable. The owner of the camera, according to what they told her, was a priest.