At the end of November, 1942 Don Antonio Garcia visited the Dorothean convent. During this visit he had a long conversation with Sister Lucy.
Shortly afterwards, Sister Lucy received a written account of this conversation, no doubt from the Bishop of Gurza, Don Manuel Ferreira, who at the time was her principal spiritual director.
She wrote him back and shared with him her feelings about this conversation.
The Archbishop of Valladolid spoke to me with great interest about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He told me that he had always been persuaded that the reign of the Heart of Jesus would not come without being preceded by that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, since it is through her that everything comes to us.
A WONDERFUL INTERVENTION OF HEAVEN.
He told me how before making the blueprint for the construction of a church in honour of the Sacred Heart at Valladolid, in the very place where this divine Heart had told Father Hoyos that He would reign in Spain, the architect, confused, presented him the blueprint with a spectacular tower dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, telling him: “I don’t know how this happened, most excellent Lord, it seemed that an invisible being guided my hand;
and without knowing how, without having thought of it, I found that I had this tower dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” “Very well”, His Excellency answered, “the tower of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will reign in the temple of the Heart of Jesus. These two Hearts are inseparable…”
IT IS NOW OVER A YEAR AGO THAT OUR LORD INSISTED…
It was a consolation to see how the Good Lord moved hearts (to lead them)
to the fulfilment of His designs;
but as always it is I who do the least in this respect: it is now over a year ago (the first divine communication took place on June 12, 1941), that Our Lord insisted that I manifest His desires to His Grace the Bishop (of Valladolid). (He wants)
the bishops of Spain to meet in a retreat and discuss together the means they must employ to remedy the laxity of the clergy and Christian people.
In spite of the great opportuneness of this occasion to explain it to him, timidity closed my mouth;
although His Excellency had asked me three times if I had anything to explain to him or ask him, or if I desired something of him, etc, etc… His Excellency is a saint, but it is I who am incapable of anything.
Until the present I have not spoken of this desire of Our Lord out of fear that someone order me to reveal it.