A Fatima Garabandal Visit
An Interview with Fr. Alfred Combe, conducted and translated by Rev. François Turner.
Father Combe to the former Bishop of Fatima :
« Sister Lucia asked you to Visit Conchita in New York »
Father Combe : On July 5 of the last year, I was at Fatima with an important group of Piligrims as a spiritual guide. While there, I asked to be received by the former Bishop of Leira (Bishop of Fatima). He agreed, at 8.30 Pm, I was received and we met together, just the two of us, for three quarters of an hour. I knew that this Bishop who often saw Sr Lucia, not now but sometime ago, had been asked to go and see Conchita twice.
I had met the Bishop in 1961, Here are the main points of what we discussed.
The first thing I said was :
« This is the second time I have seen you. The first was in 1961 »
I reminded him of our encounter. At that time he had given me a Piligrim Virgin Statue of our Lady of Fatima which eventually landed in my Church at Chazay d’Azergues. Then I said
« The second time I saw you was on a photo in the home of a lady Sr LUCIA ASKED YOU TO VISIT WHO LIVES VERY FAR FROM HERE – CONCHITA IN NEW YORK. »
I’ll tell you the story as it happened.
IMMEDIATELY, the Bishop stood up and FELL AT MY KNEES. He then touched his ring indicating to me that I should venerate it. After I venerated the ring, he took my hands in his and told me this WHICH I REMEMBER PERFECTLY :
« Fr Combe, I’ve understood everything. You who spread the Messages of our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal be blessed and thanked for this work which is a priestly work because this Message is the same as that of Fatima but for our epoch, arranged for our time »
I asked him what he meant by « arranged for our time » He said
« What the Blessed Virgin couldn’t say at Fatima in 1917 on the crisis of the priesthood and the doctrinal crises, ESPECIALLY THE EUCHARIST – because there were no such crises then, there wasn’t the contestation that there is now – she spoke clearly of at Garabandal”
The full interview Below :
My Comment : Msgr Venancio, Bishop of Fatima-Leira was the former President/Director of the Blue Army, In mid March, 1957, Bishop da Silva entrusted his Auxiliary Bishop Venancio with the responsibility of delivering the 3rd secret of Fatima to Bishop Cento, the Apostolic Nuncio to Lisbon. Bishop Venancio implored his bishop to finally read the Secret and to make a copy of it before sending the manuscript to Rome, we know from Bishop Venancio that this 3rd Secret is not very long and between 20 to 25 lines only, Bishop Venancio had also the Privilege of frequently discussing with sister Lucia.
Most of Garabandalist are aware of the Bishop Venancio’s meeting with the main seer of Garabandal in New York but maybe few that the former Bishop of Fatima was asked to visit Conchita by Sister Lucia herself as indicated in this Testimony from Father Combe, who was one the main French Priest and leader of the Garabandal Cause, close also to the Pioneer, Father Laffineur himself.
When Sister Lucia of Fatima herself, advise you to visit someone at the other part of the world, be sure that she knows about whom she is talking and this is surely not the devil or any of its friends.
Here, we have another litte known fact confirming that the Bishop of Fatima as one the main Seer of the last century, Sister Lucia herself, knew about our Lady of Mount Carmel up to ask and meet one of her main Seer at the other part of the world.
A rare video of Sister Lucia singing