You don’t always get an answer even when you go right to the horse’s mouth:
You may recall the mother of God took it upon herself to appear in that place [Mt Melleray] before three local children. Over the following months, crowds gathered to verify the miracle. Some could see the vision, but not hear it. Others could hear her words but not see her. Others said they could smell the roses. The three children were urged to ask our Lady questions, to request her intercession in various matters. Why is there so much suffering in Ethiopia? Why is there evil in the world? Would Jesus do something about improving the weather for the farmers? Someone passed a note to one of the young lads – and this will test your faith, though it is true as the day is long – that read: ‘What about Dermot?’
Suddenly, as was witnessed by many, Mary handed matters over to her Son, who appeared in a red robe beside her. He pointed his finger at the young lad, who was immediately placed in receipt of a hammering pain within the canals of his ears. The poor lad’s distress lasted about five seconds and was obvious to all. Jesus and his holy mother were seen to argue the point, whispering privately together. Jesus then disappeared behind the greenery and, in reply to the question, Our Lady answered:
To be sure, the young lad made no further query.
Mark O’Flynn, False Start – a memoir of things best forgotten, p. 231