After 56 years without having news of Padre Pio’s real letter to Conchita, it has been finally published. The importance that this letter comes out to the limelight today is undeniable and demonstrates that it really existed. We can attest the authenticity of the letter and show here new information.
As we can see in the pictures, both the envelope and the content have suffered the inclemency of the passage of time.
Envelope of P. Pio’s letter
Stamp on P. Pio’s envelope
Identical stamp on a document displayed at P. Pio’s convent today
As seen in the photographs, the envelope is medium-sized, currently yellowish white, addressed to Conchita González, San Sebastian de Garabandal, Cosío (Pesues), Santander, Spagna.
In the part of the seal, which is already partially destroyed, it is clearly printed that it was sent from the Convent of the Capuchins, (S. María) delle Grazie, San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia), Italy, Postale N. 13 / 8511.
As proof of the use of this stamp in the correspondence from the convent of San Giovanni Rotondo there are some notes which can be seen today in the convent, like the one that our friend Toni Coll (from Padre Pio’s prayer groups) has sent us from there recently (see photogragh).
First page of the letter
P. Pio’s letter in italian (typed)
The first page is typed in Italian (see photograph), and says the following:
At nine o’clock this morning the Blessed Virgin Mary told me about you, oh dear girls, about your visions and she told me to say to you:
“Oh blessed girls of San Sebastian de Garabandal, I promise that I will be with you until the end of the centuries, and you will be with me until the end of the world, and then united with me in the glory of paradise.”
Together with this I am sending you a copy of the Holy Rosary of Fatima, which the Blessed Virgin has ordered me to send you. The Blessed Virgin dictated this rosary, and she wants it to be propagated for the salvation of sinners and the preservation of humanity from the terrible punishments, with which the good God is threatening.
I give you a recommendation: pray and make others pray, because the world is on the road to perdition.
They do not believe in you or in your conversations with the white Lady, but they will believe when it is too late.
March 3, 1962
Second page of the letter
Fatima rosary sheet sent by P. Pio
The second page is also typed, but in Spanish (see photograph). It is the rosary of the Virgin of Fatima to which the letter in Italian makes a mention, and says the following:
ROSARY OF THE VIRGEN OF FATIMA
Pray and make others pray this rosary that has been dictated by the Virgin Mary in a personal message.
It is prayed like the common rosary of the Virgin, only that the mysteries are replaced by the following:
1) In this first mystery we see how the Holy Virgin chose Fatima as her favorite city to spread her messages.
2) In this second mystery it is contemplated how the Holy Virgin chose the Cova de Iria for her visions.
3) In this third mystery we see how the Holy Virgin chose the three little shepherds for their celestial conversations and to entrust the great secret to them.
4) In this fourth mystery we see how the secret of Fatima is the greatest secret of all that she has said.
5) In this fifth mystery we can see how the visions of the Blessed Virgin continue to be present in all parts of the world.
The Virgin has promised special graces to all who pray this rosary.