Our Lady of Good Success appeared to Spanish-born Mother Mariana
de Jesus Torres at her Conceptionist Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador.
She requested that a statue be made in her likeness and warned of
diminishing faith and vocations in the 20th century.
Mariana de Jesus Torres is born.
A small group of religious sisters and a 13-year old girl with
a vocation (Mariana) completes an arduous journey by ship from Spain
to Ecuador to found the first convent in Quito, Ecuado.
Mariana dies for the first time. Once in Heaven she
chose to return to earth to suffer as an expiatory victim for the
sins of the 20th century.
Her second death was on Good Friday after an apparition where
she was shown the horrible abuses and heresies that would exist
in the Church in our times. She was resurrected two days later on
Easter Sunday morning.
Feb 2, 1594
Our Lady of Good Success first appears to Mariana.
Jan 16, 1599
Our Lady of Good Success requests a statue to be made to her
Due an upheaval in the convent caused by an unfaithful and rebellious
sister who incited some of sisters against Mother Mariana, Mariana
chose to take on 5 years of the suffering and punishments of hell
that this sister would have had to endure. Later the rebellious
sister repented for her ways.
Jan 16, 1611
The sculptor chosen by Our Lady, Francisco del Castillo, leaves
town to purchase the final paints for the statue. At 3:00 AM, Our Lady of Good
Success appears with the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
along with St. Francis to complete the statue.
The archangels bowed down to Mary and sang a prayer:
"Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy Daughter of God the Father” (St. Michael)
"Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy Mother of God the Son” (St. Gabriel)
”Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy, Most Pure Spouse of the Holy Ghost” (St. Raphael)
“Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity” (All three Archangels)
With this, the statue of Our Lady was completed. The statue became animated as Mary walked into the statue itself. Our Lady of Good Success began to sing the “Magnificat”. A choir of heavenly spirits began to sing “Salve Sancta Parens” which awakened the rest of the convent. The sisters rushed to the choir loft and found the statue transformed and surrounded by a heavenly light.
Feb 2, 1611
The statue is officially blessed by the bishop. Our Lady of
Good Success was placed above the seat of the Abbess chair at her
own specific request as a sign to all that she was the one who governed
and watched over the convent. Her official title being that of “Mary
of Good Success of the Purification”.
Our Lord appeared to Mother Mariana and asked her to be a victim
“For all times I have need of valiant souls to save my Church
and the prevaricating world.”
Feb 2, 1634
Feast of the Purification, the 40th anniversary
of the first appearance of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana.
Dec 8, 1634
On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, three archangels and
their Queen appeared to Mother Mariana. St. Gabriel was carrying
a Ciborium filled with Hosts. Our Lady predicts several events in
the future Papacy of Blessed Pope Pius IX.
Jan 16, 1635
After receiving Holy Communion and the Last Rites, she foretold
the exact hour of her death (3 p.m.) and died for the final time.
The "truly Catholic" president of Ecuador, Gabriel
Garcia Moreno fortold by Our Lady is born.
Gabriel Garcia Moreno consecrated the republic to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus.
Gabriel Garcia Moreno dies. Pope Pius IX paid him tribute as
a man who had died "the death of a martyr...a victim to his
Faith and Christian charity." In the Cathedral of Quito there
is a display of Gabriel Moreno's incorrupt heart and the famous
painting of Our Lady of Quito, which wept at the moment of his martyrdom.
During the remodeling of the Convent, Mother Mariana's three-century
old tomb was opened. Her body and habit were found to be whole and
A prayer to the Our Lady of Good Success received the imprimatur of a bishop, Carlos Maria, archbishop of Quito, who provided it in 1941 as a partial approval.
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images from Quito.
Description of the Virgin
In an apparition to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, the Blessed
Virgin appeared and asked that a statue be made of her under the title
of Good Success. She should be made just as she appeared to her there,
with the Child Jesus in her right arm, and the Abbess’ crozier and
the keys of the Convent in her right hand. She should be placed above
the Abbess chair in the upper choir because she desired to be Abbess of
that Convent until the end of time. And so the Virgin of Good Success
of Quito appears with the crosier in her right hand, instead of the scepter
that she carries in Madrid.
The messages of Our Lady of Good Success spoke of the worldwide crisis
in the Church and society that would begin in the 19th century and extend
throughout the 20th century. During that time, she warned, there would
be an almost total corruption of customs and Satan would rule almost completely
by means of the Masonic sects. In the Catholic Church the Sacraments would
be profaned and abused, and the light of Faith would be almost completely
extinguished in souls. Truly religious souls would be reduced to a small
number and many vocations would perish. Great impurity would reign and
people would be without any care for spiritual matters.
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On December 8, 1634, the feast of the Immaculate Conception,
three archangels and their Queen appeared to Mother Mariana. St. Gabriel
was carrying a Ciborium filled with Hosts which Our Lady explained: "This
signifies the Most August Sacrament of the Eucharist, which will be distributed
by my Catholic priests to faithful Christians belonging to the Holy Roman,
Catholic and Apostolic Church, whose visible head is the Pope, the King
of Christianity. His pontifical infallibility will be declared a dogma
of the Faith by the same Pope chosen to proclaim the dogma of the Mystery
of My Immaculate Conception. He will be persecuted and imprisoned in the
Vatican by the unjust usurpation of the Pontifical States through the
iniquity, envy and avarice of an earthly monarch." This holy Pope
was Blessed Pius IX, who fulfilled every prediction made by Our Lady.
Another most interesting prophecy of Our Lady: "In the 19th Century
there will be a truly Catholic president, a man of character whom God
Our Lord will give the palm of martyrdom on the square adjoining this
Convent. He will consecrate the Republic to the Sacred Heart of My Most
Holy Son, and this consecration will sustain the Catholic Religion in
the years that will follow, which will be ill-fated ones for the Church.
These years, during which the evil sect of Masonry will take control of
the civil government will see a cruel persecution of all religious communities,
and they will also strike out violently against this one of mine."
The "truly Catholic" president of Ecuador, Gabriel Garcia Moreno
(1821-1875), consecrated the republic to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in
1873. Pope Pius IX paid him tribute as a man who had died "the death
of a martyr...a victim to his Faith and Christian charity." In the
Cathedral of Quito there is a display of Gabriel Moreno's incorrupt heart
and the famous painting of Our Lady of Quito, which wept at the moment
of his martyrdom.
Miracles and Signs
One of the most extraordinary facts of her life was a mystical-physical
phenomenon: her several deaths and resurrections. Documented records from
the Convent and Diocesan archives show that this truly holy religious
died three times. Her first death was in 1582. Standing before the Judgment
Seat, she was judged blameless and given a choice: to remain in celestial
glory in Heaven or to return to earth to suffer as an expiatory victim
for the sins of the 20th century. She chose the latter. Her second death
was on Good Friday of 1588 after an apparition where she was shown the
horrible abuses and heresies that would exist in the Church in our times.
She was resurrected two days later on Easter Sunday morning. She finally
died on January 16, 1635. At her wake a blind girl was cured
In 1906, during the remodeling of the Convent, her three-century old tomb
was opened. They discovered the body of Mother Mariana de Jesus whole
and incorrupt, complete with her habit and the articles of penance that
had been placed in the tomb with her. An exquisite aroma of lilies emanated
from her whole body.
Bishop Salvador de Ribera of Quito attested in official documents to the
miraculous completion of the Statue by St. Francis of Assisi and the three
Archangels – St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael – and
presided over the anointing of the solemn consecration of the Statue in
the Church of the Royal Convent of the Immaculate Conception on February
2, 1611. The devotion and apparitions were also authorized and promoted
by the next Bishop of Quito, Pedro de Oviedo, who governed the Diocese
from 1630 to 1646.
A prayer to the Our Lady of Good Success has the imprimatur of a bishop, Carlos Maria, archbishop of Quito, who provided it in 1941 as a partial approval.
The Feast of Our Lady of Good Success is celebrated on Februrary 2nd, the Feast of the Purification of Mary.
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