with kind permission from St. Joseph Publications
from the book She Went in Haste to the Mountain (Book 1)
NOTE: All excerpts from Conchita's Diary will be in extra-bold type
Perhaps it was during the locution in February that once again was felt the presence of the departed Fr. Luis Andreu, the first death of Garabandal. On the 27th of that month Conchita wrote to his brother, Fr. Ramón:
«You asked me in your letter how we saw Fr. Luis at the Pines. We saw him looking up, saying, Miracle! His face was blanched and perspiring, yet at the same time, it had an expression of pleasure.[Father's Luis' trance — the only trance mentioned at Garabandal in which anyone besides the girls took part — occurred on the evening of August 8th, 1961. See Chapter VIII of BOOK 1.] And the Virgin told us at the time that he was seeing her and the miracle that Our Lord was going to perform.
We have spoken with him about 10 or 11 times.
I have learned in a locution with the Virgin that I have to speak with him again.»
When did this new conversation between Conchita and the departed Jesuit occur? I cannot give a definite date. But perhaps it occurred more than once, since midway through the year the visionary wrote again concerning him, and mentioned astounding things in a letter addressed again to his brother, Fr. Ramon, dated August 2nd, 1964:
«On July 18th,[On this day the village celebrated its principal feastday. Two years previously the miracle of the Host had occurred on this date.] I had a locution, and during the locution I was told that on the day after the Miracle, they would take your brother from his tomb and find his body incorrupt.»