Friday, August 20, 2010



Of the four visionaries, Mari-Cruz was the least favored with ecstasies. They stopped completely for her on this September 12, 1962 (the very day of the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary). She would suffer a great deal from this . . . to such an extent that she would come to deny that she had ever seen anything supernatural at San Sebastian de Garabandal.

The most probable explanations of the "Mari-Cruz enigma" undoubtedly resides in the opposition of her parents who, more or less, 'disapproved' of these phenomena from the very beginning. At Garabandal, the Blessed Virgin always had respect for the authority of the parents.
(Mari-Cruz became a simple mournful observer of her companions in ecstasy. Conchita liked her very much and said that she was the kindest of the four visionaries, and that her doubts would be dispelled after the Aviso and the great Miracle.)
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 149]

Oh, to be left out! Imagine what that was like. Did it ever happen to you, that some of your friends did something together, and left you out? It's happened to me, and is still happening. I feel just like Mari-Cruz cause I can't join in and do what I love to do! I know one thing, it's a great offering of suffering for the offenses committed against the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart! Amen.
Deacon John

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