MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1962:

Posted: August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized



The three Brothers with Mari-Cruz and Jacinta.


FEAST OF THE “TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD”:
CONCHITA AGAIN RECEIVES HOLY COMMUNION
AT THE PINES, FROM THE HAND OF ST. MICHAEL,
IN THE PRESENCE OF OUTSTANDING WITNESSES

Three Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God arrived at San Sebastian de Garabandal on this August 6, from the “Instituto Psiquiatro de Mondragon, the site of their apostolate. Visiting the
village for the first time, they climbed up to the Pines. There they found Conchita with the three other girls. They offered to share their breakfast with them. But Conchita told them that the Angel (St. Michael) was to give her Holy Communion. Amazed, the Brothers of St. John of God were effectively to witness the “event,” unable, of course, to see the Host. Nevertheless, they took superb photos of this ecstasy . . .
[From ‘Garabandal’ Book, page 144]

Witnesses are the most important people regarding an ecstasy. And if they are Religious (priests, brothers, etc.) they are more qualified to report what they have seen. Of course, not all witnesses will believe in the supernatural events, many are closed minded, and not child-like to accept God’s intervention in the world. I remember one priest friend, (he died a few years ago) who had gone to Lourdes, seeing all the sick people there, all the commercialization around the place, who said to me he didn’t believe in Lourdes! Imagine that! I was shocked! I always say, “Let’s not put God in a box.” Who are we to say God can’t or won’t do this or that. This is a big problem with today’s generation, they want to scientifically prove everything! My response to a priest once who said that Jesus only rose in the spirit, was, “It takes faith to believe in the bodily resurrection!” Let’s pray for an increase of faith in all the world. Amen.
Deacon John

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