Garabandal. Letter of Dr. Ortiz to Father Ramon (1965-12-13)In this letter Doctor Ortiz described the last episode of apparition which was predicted in a locution to Conchita on October 30, 1965.
Conchita Gonzalez. The Last Apparition of Our Lady (1965-11-13)
It was a special apparition to kiss religious objects, since they have a great importance.
Conchita had a great desire for Saturday, November 13th, to come so she could see again the ones who had sown in her the happiness of God: The Virgin and the Infant Jesus.
It was raining, but it didn't matter to her that she was going up to the Pines in the rain.
Dr. Ortiz wrote Fr. Ramon in a letter on December 13th:
On our last trip to Garabandal, Sunday, December 5th, I was able to learn that Conchita actually had an ecstasy at the Pines on November 13th.
On that Saturday, when it was raining the most, Conchita left the people in her kitchen and went up alone to the Pines.
«I brought many rosaries that had recently been given to me to distribute. As the Virgin had told me. I brought them for Her to kiss.
Going up alone to the Pines — very sorry for my faults — I was saying to myself that in the future I would not fall into them, since I was ashamed to present myself like this before the Mother of God, whom my faults make suffer so much. And I believe that mine are the greatest, since I have seen Her.
When I came to the Pines, I started taking out the rosaries that I was carrying. And while I was taking them out, I heard a very sweet voice — clearly the Virgin's! — easily distinguished from all others, calling me by my name. And I answered:
And then I saw Her with the Infant Jesus in her arms. She came dressed as usual and was smiling broadly.
And I said to Her,
— I have come to bring the rosaries so that you can kiss them.
And She said to me,
— I see that.
I had a Chiclet in my mouth, although I didn't chew it after I saw her, but stuck it against my cheek.
And She told me,
— Conchita, why don't you give up your Chiclet and offer it as a sacrifice for the glory of my Son?
Ashamed, I took it out of my mouth and threw it on the ground.
Then She said to me,
— Do you remember what I told you on your feastday, that you would suffer much on the earth. Well, I am telling it to you again. But have confidence in us and offer everything to our hearts for the good of your brothers; that way you will feel us near to you.
And I said to Her,
— Oh, Our Mother, how unworthy I am of so many graces that You've given me! And still You come to me today, to lighten the little cross that I have now.
— Conchita, I do not come only for you. I come for all my children, with the desire of bringing them to our hearts. Give me all the things that you have brought so that I may kiss them.
And I gave them to Her. I was also carrying a crucifix with me, and She kissed it and said to me,
— Put it in the hands of the Child Jesus.
And so I did. He didn't say anything to me.
I spoke to the Virgin,
— I will carry this cross with me to the convent, but She didn't say anything to me either.
After kissing everything, She said to me,
— By the kiss that I have put on these articles, my Son will use them to perform prodigies. Distribute them.
And I thought about doing this.
After that, She asked me to tell her the petitions that other people had given to me; and I did this.
— Tell me, Conchita. Tell me about my children! I hold them all under my mantle.
And I said to her:
— It's very small, it won't hold all of them.
And She smiled.
— Conchita, do you know why I did not come personally on June 18th to give the message for the world? Because it hurt me to say those things. But they had to be said, for your own good; and if you accomplish the message, for the glory of God. I love you very much, and desire your salvation, to reunite you here in heaven around the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You, Conchita, will you respond to us?
— If I were always seeing you, then it would be yes. But if not, I don't know, since I'm very bad.
— Do all that you can on your part; and we will help you, and also my daughters, Loli, Jacinta and Mari Cruz.
It seemed that she was with me a very short time. She told me also:
— This is the last time you will see me here. But I will be always with you, and with all my children.
She also said to me:
— Conchita, you should visit my Son in the tabernacle more. Why do you let yourself be carried away by slothfulness so as not to visit Him? He is there, waiting for you day and night.
As I have said before, it was raining very much, and the Virgin and the Child Jesus didn't get wet. When I was seeing them, I didn't know that it was raining; but afterwards, when I didn't see them, I was soaking wet.
I also said to the Virgin:
— Oh, how happy I am when I see you. Why don't you take me with you now?
— Remember what I told you on your feastday: When presenting yourself before God, you have to show your hands full of works done by you for your brothers and for the glory of God. Now, your hands are empty.
Nothing more. The joyous time had passed in which I was with my best friend and Mother in heaven, and with the Child Jesus. I have stopped seeing Them, but I haven't stopped feeling Them.
Again They have left in my soul a peace, a joy and a desire to conquer my faults and to love Them with all my strength!
Formerly, the Virgin told me that Jesus wasn't sending the Chastisement to torment us, but to help us, and reprimand us for not paying attention. He is sending us the Warning to purify us before the Miracle, in which He will clearly show the love that He holds for us. Because of this He wants us to accomplish the message…»
Eusebio García de Pesquera O.F.M.
She Went in Haste to the Mountain
Bk.III, Ch.11: Farewell in the Rain