Our Lady of Good Success

The following exerpts are from a longer article about the apparitions regarding Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Equador in the early 17th century.  Although approved by the Church, the revelations have been hidden until now. Our Lady said that this devotion would become known at a time when the Catholic Church would be in a period of grave crisis when seemingly all would be lost.

“Question: I have never heard of the prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success. Is this a new apparition? Has it been approved by the Church?

Answer: This is not a new apparition. It took place in the early 17th century. The revelations of Our Lady of Good Success and devotion to Her miraculous Statue have been approved by the Catholic Church since the beginning. It was the 9th Bishop of Quito, Salvador de Ribera, who 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. Thus this devotion has enjoyed the support and approval of the Church since its very beginning.”

“Question: How is the devotion spreading today?

Answer: Today the fame of this apparition is extending far beyond Quito. Our Lady of Good Success told Mother Mariana that She wanted to be known and loved throughout the world, and that the devotion would begin to spread only in the 20th century. This is, in fact, what has happened. She reserved this devotion for these times because the Church would be so embattled and suffering that only the divine power and love of the Blessed Virgin would sustain the faithful.”

Here’s the link to the entire article. I urge you to read it: http://www.michaeljournal.org/goodsuccess.htm

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14 Responses to Our Lady of Good Success

  1. Thanks! Checking it out.

  2. Ok. I read this and found it fascinating. These horrible things are taking place. Sin is not counted as sin anymore. We have an RC priest friend who says he’s not allowed to give Holy Communion because the Eucharistic ministers insist they do it. They make him sit. He talks about abuse to the sacrament. I can see more of these prophecies have come true. Very sad.

    • dgcree says:

      Hi Holly,
      I too have encountered similar behaviour in a parish I attended. As i understand it
      the Priest is the “Ordinary Minister” of the Eucharist. The “Eucharistic” Ministers, are more correctly termed “Extra Ordinary Ministers” of the Eucharist, their office is to assist the priest to distribute the Blessed Sacrament during Mass and distribute it to the sick.
      They are appointed by the Priest and approved by the Bishop.
      The Priest can remove relieve them of their ministry at anytime.
      They have no authority whatsoever over a Priest, as he acts in “Persona Christi” i.e. in the place of Christ.
      Their actions may be well intentioned, but to behave in this way toward the Priest is to obstruct Christ in the ministry of His people.

      • I agree. The problem, as I see it, is that the priests often feel helpless to insist things change, especially the ones who come in new to a parish. My husband is an Anglo-Catholic bishop. We are quite conservative and because we don’t suffer from the lack of priests, and for other reasons, we don’t have Eucharistic Ministers. Their is an extreme reverence for the Sacraments, which are taken in both species, kneeling. I love the Catholic Church and it’s teachings! And of course, The Lord.

      • Thanks, Don, for pointing out the role of the Extra ordinary Minister.

    • Thanks, Holly. I agree with you. I’m surprised that the Eucharistic ministers actually stop the priest from giving out communion.

  3. Topaz says:

    Wow. I will check this out since I’m not familiar with this.

  4. reinkat says:

    THis is very interesting. Including the post, the linked article, and the film clip. Fascinating, actually, and so were the comments following. Where are these places where priests are treated so shabbily and disrespectfully?
    I will research more into this image and this devotion, and see what I can learn about it.

  5. Terry, I discovered this apparition 3 years ago and credit the novena with getting my husband his job. I’m so glad you posted about this! I’d almost forgotten.

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  7. Lora says:

    It is so dis heartening that people do not believe that hell exists. There is a total misunderstanding of what free will is. I am so glad you provided the extensive story here in the link. I always found the good Sister’s experiences chilling but a reminder of the mercy of Christ.

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