(For the Greater Glory of God)
March 3, 1962
A mysterious (first) letter
from Padre Pio
TODAY IN GARABANDAL HISTORY: MARCH 3, 1962
"Dear children, this morning at nine, the Blessed Virgin asked me to tell you: 'O blessed little girls of San Sebastian de Garabandal! I promise that I will be with you until the end of times, and that you will be with Me until the end of the world. Then you will be united with Me in the glory of Paradise' ."As soon as she received this letter, Conchita sent Padre Pio a personal letter, with "a secret message from the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel and addressed to him."
"I am sending you a copy of the rosary of Fatima that the Blessed Virgin asked me to send to you. This rosary was dictated by the Blessed Virgin and must be made known for the salvation of sinners and for the preservation of humanity from the worst chastisements God is threatening to send us."
"I am giving you only one advice: Pray and make others pray, for the world is on the edge of ruin."
"People do not believe you. They do not believe in your conversations with the Blessed Virgin . . ."
"People will believe when it will be very, very late."
We do not know exactly when the famous Capuchin of San Giovanni Rotondo learned about what was going on at Garabandal. Thanks to the book by F. Sanchez-Ventura, La Vierge est-elle apparue a Garabandal? (Did the Blessed Virgin appear at Garabandal?, N.E.L. Paris, 1965), we nevertheless know the gentle "reproach" he addressed, at the beginning of the year 1962, to a group of Spanish pilgrims on the authenticity of the apparitions: "How many apparitions do you need, when they have been taking place for already eight months?"
We shall see later in this Dossier, more, much more about the extraordinary involvement of Blessed Padre Pio in Garabandal.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, J.Serre ,page 125]
ROSARY OF THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA
PADRE PIO’S LETTER CONFIRMED !
A “ Doubting Thomas member” asked yesterday “How do we know this unsigned letter (yesterday's post) was from Padre Pio ? “
Challenge excepted ! I have found the proof in the book " SHE WENT IN HASTE TO THE MOUNTAIN " pages 363-365. These pages tell how Conchita asked the Blessed Mother herself in one of her visits, and She confirmed it was from Padre Pio !
Q. Conchita, do you remember anything about the letter that you are said to have received from Padre Pio?
A. “ Concerning what you now ask me, I do remember that I received in the mail a letter addressed to me and the other three girls: Jacinta, Mari Loli and Mari Cruz. I was surprised by what it said; and as it was unsigned, I kept it in my pocket until the time of the apparition.
When the Blessed Mother appeared, I showed her the letter . . . and I asked her whom it was from. The Blessed Mother answered that it came from Padre Pio.”