THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1961:
ANOTHER RARE DAY WITHOUT ANY ECSTASY
Msgr. Doroteo Fernandez, Apostolic Administrator of Santander, publishes his second Note. It takes into account the brief 'report' submitted by the "Special Commission," but also the more favorable considerations expressed by Father Ramon Andreu, by pastor Valentin Marichalar and by Reverend Garcia de la Riva.
Msgr. Doroteo Fernandez (March 1913 - July 1989) was ordained to the priesthood on March 13, 1937. At the death of Msgr. Jose Eugenio Y Trecu, in May 1961, he became Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Santander, but he did not succeed him as titular Bishop. All through his mandate, Msgr. Doroteo acted very fairly, on the pastoral level, towards the protagonists and the "events" of Garabandal. He always accepted the opinions of the witnesses in a spirit of true openness . . . in spite of numerous oppositions.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 115]
How time flies! The Msgr. was ordained one day after I was born (March 12, 1937) in New York City! He lived 76 years. I wonder if I'll live that long? Gets a person thinking, yes?
I'm going to try to speed these notes up a little by posting every day if I can. The reason? Cause things are getting hot in this world of ours (they just moved the Dooms Day clock forward), and the Warning is supposed to happen when things look hopeless! This way we believers can at least know what and why things are happening around us and we can help our family and friends to understand too! Stay tuned . . .