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Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success of the Purification and the Crisis in the Catholic Church in Our Times
“Quito Pt. 2: Prophecies and Masonry” prepared and narrated by Paul Renneberg
In the first video presentation (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6DaK0PZLo) we examined the early life and some of the mystical experiences of Mother Mariana. In this second video we will examine the first and second Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana and the prophecies associated with these apparitions. We will continue to explore further apparitions and prophecies of Our Lady in subsequent videos.
But first, a prayer:
Holy Mother of Good Success,
Star of the stormy sea of my mortal life,
May your light shine upon me
So that I do not stray from the path
That leads me to heaven.
As we look into the Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito Ecuador, we witness the fulfillment of many prophecies. The prophecies given to Mother Mariana by Our Lady of Good Success nearly 400 years ago, relate directly to our times and have subsequently played out in the course of history since they were given. We contemplate the correlation between these prophecies and later prophecies from Our Lady, given at Fatima, LaSalette, Akita and elsewhere. We can recognize the direct correlations with Sacred Scripture, notably with the Book of Revelation.
For example: Our Lady Of Good Success predicted to Mother Mariana a number of events already been realized. These include:
• The life of Mother Mariana and the prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success would remain hidden until our times, when devotion to Our Lady of Good Success would become known and practiced as a remedy to the crisis in our times. The story of Mother Mariana has only become known in our times. The statue of Our Lady of Good Success only received a Papal Coronation on 22nd February 1991. Yet, devotion to Our Lady of Good Success has been approved by the Bishops of Quito since the 2nd of February 1611.
• Our Lady predicted that the Colony of Quito would become a free Republic named Ecuador. This occurred in 1809.
• Our Lady also predicted that a truly Catholic President would come to power in the free Republic and consecrate Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lady predicted that he would be martyred in the town square next to the convent. This person was President Gabriel Garcia Moreno and the prophecy was completed in 1875 when he was assassinated in the city square of Quito next to the convent.
• The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception would be proclaimed. This was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in 1854.
• Our Lady also predicted the Dogma of the Assumption would be proclaimed. This dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950.
• Our Lady predicted the crisis in the Catholic Church in the 20th century. This has now become self-evident and, as predicted, became more apparent after Vatican II in the early 1960’s and has progressively deteriorated in the latter days of the 20th century.
• Our Lady foreshadowed the moral crisis in the Catholic Church in the dying days of the 20th century. Immoral conduct by priests, bishops, cardinals and religious is now a matter of public record and a source of scandal in the Church.
• Our Lady predicted that Freemasonry (1) would be used by satan to subvert the Catholic Church from the end of the 19th century into, and in particular, the latter half of the 20th century. The Masonic Lodges have had a history of anti-Catholic sentiment since the 19th Century.
• Our Lady and Our Lord told Mother Mariana that her beloved Convent of the Immaculate Conception in Quito will remain until the end of time. It is still an active cloister today.
• Our Lady also told Mother Mariana about the Curé of Ars calling him by name as John Baptist Marie Vianney.
Finally, Our Lady promised Mother Mariana:
At the “very moment when evil will seem triumphant and when the ecclesiastical authority will abuse its power: this would mark, as Our Lady said, “the arrival of my hour, when, in a marvelous way, I will dethrone the proud and accursed satan, trampling him under my feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss.” (2)
Our Lady repeated this promise to the children at Fatima in 1917.
The First Apparition of Our Lady of Good Success (page 104 Vol 1)
In 1593, Mother Mariana was elected Abbess of the Conceptionist Convent in Quito. However, there was again an internal revolt by some of the rebellious Sisters against the strict rule of the Conceptionist Order and Mother Mariana personally. The rebellious Sisters conspired with a local priest from the Bishop’s office to remove the Friars Minor, that is, the Franciscans, from the spiritual government of the Convent. Removing the Friars Minor was designed to weaken the practice of The Holy Rule in the Convent; a tactic used by satan to weaken devotion.
In the face of this rebellion Mother Mariana was once again praying prostrate before the Tabernacle on the Feast of the Purification, that is, February 2nd in the year 1594. Mother Mariana heard a voice call her name. She arose to see a beautiful woman with the Child Jesus supported by her left arm and in her right hand was a gold crosier adorned with jewels unlike anything from this world. The beautiful Woman identified herself saying:
“I am Mary of Good Success the Queen of Heaven and Earth.”(3)
Our Lady told mother Mariana that her sufferings and penances were pleasing to God and that she would have much more to suffer. Our Lady further told Mother Mariana:
“The Holy Ghost Who consoles your spirit and sustains you in your just tribulations, formed from three drops of the blood of my Heart the most beautiful Child of mankind. For nine months I, Virgin and Mother, carried Him in my most pure womb. In the stable in Bethlehem, I gave birth to Him, and lay Him to rest on the cold straw.
As His Mother, I carry Him here, in my left arm, so that together we might restrain the hand of Divine Justice, which is always so ready to chastise this unfortunate and criminal world.
In my right hand I carry the crosier that you see, for I desire to govern this convent as Abbess and Mother. Soon the Franciscan friars will no longer govern this Convent, which is why my patronage and protection are more necessary than ever, for this difficult trial will last for centuries. With this separation, satan will try to destroy this work of God, making use of my ungrateful daughters (i.e. the rebellious Sisters). But he will not succeed, because I am the Queen of Victories and the Mother of Good Success, and it is under this invocation I desire to be known throughout time for the preservation of my convent and its inhabitants.”(4)
Our Lady went on to assure Mother Mariana that:
“In all times until the end of the world, I will have holy daughters, heroic souls in this convent who will suffer persecutions and calumnies within the very bosom of their Community. They will be the object of the complaisance and love of God and his Mother. We shall personally console them, for they are destined to be familiar with us by means of their external manifestations.
Like strong, stout columns, they will sustain the Community in troubled times. Their lives of prayer, self-denial and penance will be most needed during each period. After having lived on this earth unknown, they will rise too heaven to occupy high thrones of glory, and receive the palms and crowns of virgins and martyrs of penance and love of God….”(5)
Our Lady then placed the Child Jesus into the arms of Mother Mariana and she was filled with a desire to suffer for Our Lord.
Not long after this apparition Mother Mariana’s term as Abbess came to an end and Mother Magdalena of St. John was elected Abbess. As Our Lady had predicted to Mother Mariana, the scheming of the non-observant Sisters came to fruition and the convent was released from its obedience to the Franciscans and placed under the local bishop. The observance of the Rule was relaxed, and strict silence disappeared. The non-observant Sisters spread lies and calumnies about Mother Mariana and gained her imprisonment in the convent from the Vicar General. Mother Mariana and the other Founding Mothers of the convent would subsequently be imprisoned four times due to the scheming of the rebellious sisters within the convent.
During the imprisonment, Mother Mariana had a vision of Our Lord suffering on Golgotha amid the blasphemies and insults of the Jews. Another one of the founding mothers, Mother Francisca saw St. Francis carrying a bow and shooting arrows as he walked through the convent. One arrow pieced the heart of one of the non-observant Sisters who died instantly for no apparent reason to her comrades.
While in the Prison of the Convent, Mother Magdalena had a visit from her benefactor St. John the Evangelist. He informed her of the insights given to him as he reclined on Our Lord’s breast during the Last Supper. He was given to understand all the sacrileges that would be committed in the world against the Holy Eucharist, notably during the 20th century. St. John also told Mother Magdalena that the world would not come to an end before the Friars Minor had returned to the governance of the Conceptionist Convent in Quito. To date this has not occurred.
A primary concern for Our Lady of Good Success throughout the Apparitions to Mother Mariana was the death of priestly and religious vocations during our times. Our Lady predicted that Holy Orders would be ridiculed, oppressed and despised, and that satan would corrupt many priests and religious. She predicted to Mother Mariana that: “depraved priests will scandalize Christian people.”(6) Now, in our day we have seen widespread immoral conduct by priests, bishops and other religious towards minors, the youth and others. The Catholic Church appears to have lost its moral compass. Our Lady of Good Success asked us to pray for, and support, good priests and religious who, like Mother Mariana, will suffer at the hands of their corrupt colleagues. The efforts of satan to destroy the Catholic Faith from within the Church is a recurrent theme throughout the Apparitions.
On June the 13th in 1989, Our Lady described to Father Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests(7) aspects of the Book of Revelation. She told Fr. Gobbi that the Sea Beast which was “like a leopard” in Rev 13 verse 2:
“…indicates Freemasonry; the beast with two horns like a lamb (the Lamb Beast) indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, Ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church.”(8)
On June the 29th in 1972 Pope Paul VI confirmed to us, in a homily, that the “smoke of satan had entered the Temple of God”(9). Our Lady went on to tell Fr. Gobbi in 1989 that:
“If the task of Masonry is to lead souls to perdition, bringing them to the worship of false divinities, the task of Ecclesiastical Masonry on the other hand is that of destroying Christ and his Church, building a new idol, namely a false christ and a false church.”(10)
The Sea Beast in young Mariana’s vision at sea, described in the first video, can be seen as symbolic of Freemasonry. In the subsequent apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana, Freemasonry was specifically named by Our Lady a number of times as being used by satan in his efforts to destroy the Catholic Church, notably in the latter half of the 19th and 20th centuries. This has been perpetrated through the relaxation of pious practices, secularisation, the undermining of doctrine, immoral and corrupt conduct by clergy and in society at large.
The timing of these Apparitions and prophecies given to Mother Mariana is also significant, for at that point in history, Freemasonry was unlikely to have been widely known. Yet, here it is named specifically by Our Lady. Freemasonry itself regards its official start date as the year 1717, approximately 100 years after the Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success. However, the minutes of the Lodge of Edinburgh in Scotland show a continuity from 1598 around the time of Our Lady started to appear to Mother Mariana. A similar event occurred at Fatima when Our Lady delivered her prophecies about Russia and appeared just prior to the Bolshevik uprising in 1917.
The Second Apparition of Our Lady of Good Success
The prophecies of the second Apparition of Our Lady of Good Success are primarily concerned with the Colony of Quito but are also relevant to the wider Catholic Church. During this apparition, some predictions were made that are now a matter of history. During this apparition, Our Lady also ordered Mother Mariana to have her statue made. And this would finally be completed in 1611.
On January 16 in 1599 Mother Mariana was again in prison at the behest of the rebellious Sisters who wanted to weaken the Holy Rule and have an easier lifestyle. Our Lady of Good Success appeared to Mother Mariana a second time and informed her that the current imprisonment and sufferings were to prevent a chastisement from falling upon the Colony of Quito. After She identified herself, Our Lady told Mother Mariana that:
“…the Devil, the enemy of God and of the just, both now and in the future centuries will use all his malicious cunning to try to destroy this convent, my foundation and legacy. Toward this end, he will avail himself of persons of authority and dignity, often under the pretext of improving the situation and bringing greater peace!”
To this end, the rebellious Sisters again availed themselves of persons in positions of authority in the ecclesiastical government of the colony to have Mother Mariana imprisoned so as to weaken observance of the Holy Rule in the daily life of the Convent.
Our Lady went on to inform Mother Mariana that:
“In a short time, the Colony will become a free republic: then (to be) known by the name (of) Ecuador. It will need heroic souls to sustain it in the face of so many public and private calamities…” (11)
“Accursed would be Quito without this convent. The most powerful king on earth with all his riches could not erect new buildings on this site, for this place belongs to God.” (12)
Our Lady told Mother Mariana that “heroic souls” will be found in the convent. And Our Lady tied the future of the Colony, soon to become Ecuador, to the future of the Conceptionist Convent itself and the observance of the Holy Rule by the Sisters therein.
The Republic of Ecuador was eventually declared on August the 10 in 1809 (13) and finally it seceded from Spanish rule in 1820 after the defeat of Spanish Royalist forces on Mount Pichincha near Quito.
Our Lady went on to tell Mother Mariana that:
“In the 19th century a truly Christian president will come, a man of character whom God Our Lord will give the palm of martyrdom on the square adjoining this very convent of mine. 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 it will also strike out violently against this one of mine.”(14)
The “truly Christian president” prophesied by our Lady was Gabriel Garcia Moreno who in 1873 made a public consecration of the then Country of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. However, knowing the forces that opposed him at that time he also predicted his own assassination:
History tells us: “The Liberals hated García Moreno, due to the authoritarian and ultraconservative nature of his rule, as well as the fact that he frequently used secret police to silence leftist dissent. In the minds of radicals, Garcia Moreno was a dictator, and the liberals also were enraged that his policies remained after 1865 when friends of his were elected, and because he won the presidency again in 1869. Meanwhile, other politicians, who previously had been free to exert their influence over government for their own personal gain, now were opposed by a man determined to stamp out all corruption within Ecuador. This opposition from the more radical left compelled Juan Montalvo to write the pamphlet La dictadura perpetua (The Perpetual Dictatorship), which inspired the movement to assassinate Gabriel Garcia Moreno. Therefore, when he was elected a third time in 1875, it was considered to be his death warrant. He wrote immediately to Pope Pius IX asking for his blessing before Inauguration Day on August 30:
Garcia Moreno wrote to Pope Pius IX asking: “…before that day, so that I may have the strength and light which I need so much in order to be unto the end a faithful son of our Redeemer, and a loyal and obedient servant of his Infallible Vicar. Now that the Masonic Lodges of the neighboring countries, instigated by Germany, are vomiting against me all sorts of atrocious insults and horrible calumnies, now that the Lodges are secretly arranging for my assassination, I have more need than ever of the divine protection so that I may live and die in defense of our holy religion and the beloved republic which I am called once more to rule.”
García Moreno’s prediction was correct; he was assassinated on the steps of the National Palace in Quito, in the square next to the convent—struck down with knives and revolvers, his last words being: “God does not die!”(15). After the death of Garcia Moreno, persecution of the Church in Ecuador recommenced under the influence of Freemasonry.(16)
Finally, during this second apparition Our Lady commanded Mother Mariana that a statue of herself be made as She had appeared to Mother Mariana:
“Thus, it is the wish of my Most Holy Son that you command a statue of me to be made, just as you see me now, and that you place it upon the Abbess’ chair so that I may govern my convent. In my right hand, place the crosier and the keys to the cloister as a sign of my proprietorship and authority.
In my left arm, place my Divine Child: first so that men understand how powerful I am in placating the Divine Justice and obtaining mercy and pardon for every sinner who comes to me with a contrite heart, for I am the Mother of Mercy and in me there is only goodness and love; second, so that throughout time my daughters will understand that I am showing and giving them my Most Holy Son and their God, as a model of religious perfection. They should come to me, for I will lead them to Him.
When tribulations of spirit and sufferings of body oppress them and they seem be drowning in a bottomless sea, let them gaze on my holy image which will be for them a star for the ship-wrecked.”(17)
Our Lady also predicted that a Golden Age and a Holy Prelate would come:
“The separation of the Friars Minor has taken place by divine permission. Woe to those who openly worked to obscure the light of my convent! But after some centuries, they will return to govern this beloved flock, which will always lament their absence and feel their loss. Neither you, nor your present-day daughters and Sisters, will see the happiness that will dawn for this blessed convent… for today marks the beginning of a dark night. But a golden era will come for this my convent. Then a Prelado (prelate), my most beloved son, blessed and prized before God will understand by divine light the necessity for the daughters of my Immaculate Conception to subject themselves in exact obedience to the Friars Minor for their sanctification and perfection. This Prelate will ask the Vicar of my most Holy Son here on earth to restore the jurisdiction over this convent to the Friars Minor.”(18) (emphasis added)
We eagerly await this “Golden Age” and the advent of this holy Prelate. Clearly, he is not a future Pope but rather appears to be a Bishop or Cardinal who is holy and loved by Our Lady. The Sisters of the convent in Quito and their Seraphic Fathers will return to be fully observant of the Holy Rule. To date this has not occurred.
Repeat ending of video part one . . .
In the series of videos, we will discuss in detail the “Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success of the Purification” and the prophecies given to Mother Marian in Quito Ecuador almost 400 years ago.
A work like this is not possible without the efforts of others who go before us. Hence in completing this work we would like to acknowledge the work of Marian Horvat who translated “The Admiral Life of Mother Mariana” into English making it available to a much wider community.
The reader is recommended to this two volume set for the life of Mother Mariana is truly admirable. The books can be purchased through the website www.TraditionInAction.org.
In addition the author would like to acknowledge “Sister Anne” Farran whose work on Marian apparitons, the new Ordo Matris Dei and in the production of these videos provided the platform, encouragement and impetus to do this work.
The author also wants to acknowledge Renee Cottingham who provided the much needed proofreading and editing before any recording could be done.
Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request (name request)…
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…
Saint Michael, pray for us.
Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request (name request) …
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…
Saint Gabriel, pray for us.
Hail Mary Most Holy, Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request (name request) …
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
Hail Mary Most Holy, Temple and Tabernacle of the Most Holy Trinity.
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, pray for us.
Our Lady of Good Success, thou who art the all-powerful intercessor before the Most Holy Trinity, deign to hear and answer my request, so long as it contributes to the salvation of my soul and the glory and exaltation of Holy Mother Church.
Salve Regina . . .
1. See Vennari J. “Alta Vendita” 1999
2. Page 214, “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 2. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 3rd Ed. 2014
3. Page 105 “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 1. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 2nd Ed. 2014
5. Page 106 Ibid.
6. “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 2. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 3rd Ed. 2014.
7. “To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons. 12th Ed. 1998. page 648, Locution 406 June 13, 1989
9. One also has to wonder if this is part of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima that was not released after 1960 as Our Lady requested at Fatima.
11. Page 37 “Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Times.” by Marian T Horvat PhD. 5th Ed 2015.
12. Page 141 “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 1. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 2nd Ed. 2014
13. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador
14. Page 142 “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 1. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 2nd Ed. 2014
16. Page 142 “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 1. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 2nd Ed. 2014
17. Page 143 Ibid.
18. Page 143-144 “The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana” by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira 1790. Vol 1. Translation by Marian T Horvat, PhD. 2nd Ed. 2014.