Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HOORAY!!! The Sisters in Quito ask English-speakers to stop using the WRONG TITLE - "Our Lady of Good Success"!!!



The title, "Our Lady of the Great Event" refers not only to the event of the Purification of Our Lady at the Temple in Jerusalem, but ALSO to the Purification of Holy Mother Church when, AT THE PERFECT MOMENT, Our Lady will intervene - the TRIUMPH of the IMMACULATE HEART - The REIGN of CHRIST THE KING --- THE GREAT EVENT!

The following is my article from March of 2015:


I am tempted to write a VERY long post about this because I believe it to be absolutely essential that we understand the coherent message that Our Dear Blessed Mother has given us at Quito and that she reiterated at Fatima. YES! The message of Quito is linked directly to that of Fatima and to others. However, because it is so important, I want to keep it brief and allow the reader to ponder it.

Here it is in a nutshell: The life of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres is a type of the Church, an allegory that foreshadows our current crisis, a prophecy in flesh and blood. Further, her convent of The Immaculate Conception of Quito represents the Church during this Apostasy and the Ecuador represents the world. I will flesh this out shortly. But, it must be understood that all of the events that happened to Mother Mariana, the Convent, the apparitions, the imprisonments, the departure of the Franciscans as the Directors of the Convent, the statue of Our Lady and the Child Jesus that was made by Angels, the extinguishing of the Sanctuary lamp, and many, many other events and situations tell us about this time in which we are struggling and explain it. As I flesh this out, I hope it will become clear that Our Lady came to Fatima to tell us that this terrible chastisement that she warned us about in the 1700s would happen in the middle of the XX Century was almost upon us and to ask us all to do what she had asked of Mother Mariana and her fellow Founding Mothers: expiate the crimes of the world in imitation of Christ. Did not Our Lady ask US  at Fatima to Pray the Rosary, make sacrifices, do you daily duty? If we did not, Russia would spread her errors throughout the world. Did we obey Our Lady? Look around you!

To begin with, Mother Mariana was born in the Basque Province of Spain, situated in the heart of the region between La Salette, Fatima and Lourdes. This is the same region where St. Ignatius Loyola was born, where the Reconquista of Spain from the Moors began at Covadonga, aided by Our Lady of Covadonga. This cannot have been a coincidence. At the age of nine years, she traveled to Ecuador with her aunt and a group of Nuns of the Immaculate Conception to found a convent in Quito, a city whose name in English means I take away / I remove

Here is a section from the biography during one of the times that Mother Mariana and the Observant sisters were in the prison. It is entitled Our Lady Puts Out the Sanctuary Lamp:

Mother Ana de la Concepción saw Our Immaculate Mother put out the Sanctuary Lamp saying to her: 

My daughter, thus will the spirit of my daughters be put out in all of the centuries until the the government of the Friars Minors is restored because I will always have ungrateful daughters, contrary to the Seraphic Family - some, due to inexperience, others, induced and other due to malice. But I will also have holy daughters who, loving my Immaculate Conception, will love my servant Francis and will be very firm pillars who will conserve the Monastery in the same place where it was founded, in the heart of the city, in order to placate the Divine Justice for the crimes which are committed therein. The infernal serpent will want to destroy this Monastery, using people respected in knowledge and virtue; but I will not permit it because in all the ages I will have innocent, penitent, selfless daughters who keep the rule, who attract the gaze of God and of His Immaculate Mother and will be known only to God.

Oh, how many mysteries were known in that dark prison in which the victim Conceptionists suffered a sea of torments!

In the morning, when they went to Holy Mass, they saw the Sanctuary Lamp had gone out. But despite the many people inside and outside of the convent who attempted to light it, they failed to light it. In vain did they change the lamp, the oil, the wick, they could not do it. On the second day, the lamp lit on its own, doubtless due to the morning sacrifice of the captive victims which brought down the Mercy of the Lord upon this monastery. (p. 131)

On another occasion, while in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, Mother Mariana heard frightening, thunderous sounds that seemed to shake the very mortar of the walls. She was terrified and asked Our Lord what the noise meant. She heard the voice of Our Lord coming from the Tabernacle:  

My daughter, what you hear spiritually is what your successors will suffer materially, as the time will come in which the demons will want to demolish this Monastery and will exert every effort to put an end to this place; but they will not achieve it while the spirit of sacrifice exists. For that reason, it is necessary that there be victims within the Monastery... (p. 113)

Finally, while in prison another time, Our Lady came to console Mother Mariana:

The tribulation with which my Most Holy Son is proving you today is a heavenly gift. with which souls can fortify themselves and contain the divine wrath soon to unleash a tremendous punishment upon the ungrateful Colony (Ecuador). How many secret crimes are committed in its cities and towns! Precisely for this reason was the Convent founded in this place, with the purpose that the God of Heaven and Earth be appeased in the same place where He is insulted and ignored and for this reason the demon, enemy of God and of the just, both now and in the ages to come, will put into play all of his malicious cunning to put an end to this Convent, my Foundation and my own inheritance, using people of authority and dignity under the pretext of improving the situation and tranquility... In all the ages, I will live here manifested in some of my dear daughters, here, in the midst of the noise of the ungrateful world, God will have a few contemplatives and Souses worthy of His Majesty, who, in silence, hidden, in humiliation and despised will be in the very bosom of the Community; they will be powerful in placating the Divine Justice and in obtaining great good for the Church, the Country, and for souls. Without them, Quito would not survive

See then, how the prayers, sacrifices and fulfilment of their daily duty placated the wrath of God, so justly inflamed against the world. If you had to summarise the message of Our Lady at Fatima, what would it be? What did Our Lady ask of us? Would it not be that we should pray, do our daily duty and make sacrifices? What would happen if we failed to do these things? Many souls would be lost, the Holy Father would have much to suffer, Russia would spread her errors throughout the world, various nations would be annihilated. The same relationship exists between the Conceptionist convent and Ecuador as exists between the Church and the World. Our Lady asked us at Fatima to do the same things she asked the Nuns in Quito to do and for the same reasons.


What would be the result if Our Lady's requests were not fulfilled? In Quito, she plainly said that Ecuador, the Colony, would not survive. At Fatima, she gave Lucia the third secret. We have all seen many guesses put forward about the contents of the third secret. Nobody knows for sure exactly what it contains. However, in hindsight, most of those reading this have a good idea. I believe that the events at the Monastery in Quito give a clear indication of what the secret contains. Multiple times, Our Lady tells Mother Mariana that in the 20th Century a terrible chastisement would break out; it would be horrific, the Faith, Sacraments and the Mass would be difficult to find. Morals would fall into terrible decay and we would be without a Prelate to guide us. She was ADAMANT about this. I cannot count the times the phrase "Middle of the 20th Century" is used. When did Our Lady desire that the third secret be revealed? 1960!  1960!  1960! Let that sink in.

I am convinced that the situation in Quito in the 1700s was allowed to occur as it did as a demonstration of what would happen in the "Middle of the 20th Century"! What was this situation?

1) The Franciscans, through the treachery of the enemies of the Holy Rule of the Conceptionists, were removed as the protectors and directors of the Convent. That is, the rightful authority over the Convent was taken away. (Quito!)

2) Because of the removal of the Franciscans, chaos resulted in the Convent and the Foundresses were put into prison while the non-observant nuns ran amuck.

3) The Obedient Nuns in the prison were deprived of the Mass, the Divine Office, the Sacraments and recourse to Authority.

4) Their was a "schism" in the Convent where the non-observant Nuns tried to leave, but Our Lady intervened and stopped them in their tracks. Many of them actually dying from the fright of being rejected by the Queen of Peace.

5) Order would not be re-established in the Convent until the rightful authority, the Franciscans, returned.

What is the situation in the Church and the world since 1958?

1) Through the treachery of the enemies of Holy Mother Church, the Rightful occupants of the See of St. Peter have been removed as protectors and directors of the Faithful.

2) Because of the removal of the True Popes, chaos has resulted and those trying to be obedient to the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church have been forced underground.

3) Those who are underground are for the most part utterly deprived of the Mass, the Divine Office, the Sacraments and recourse to Authority.

4) Schism is everywhere. Chaos is the rule of the day. Everyone is going his own way and anathematising the others.

5) Order will not be re-established until the Rightful Authority returns.


What is the TRUE TITLE of Our Lady? Our Lady of the GREAT EVENT or HAPPY OUTCOME! One could say, Our Lady of the Triumph because at Fatima, she told us that in the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.  One of the most famous aspects of the apparitions of Our Lady at Quito was the miraculous statue made by Angels of Our Lady holding the Child Jesus in Her arm. Only slightly less amazing is the fact that original Child Jesus IS MISSING! The statue of Our Lady is the original. The Child Jesus that we see is a replacement because the Child Jesus is missing and NOBODY knows where He is! Does this not symbolise our own days?

Our Lady, then, has asked us to pray, sacrifice, do our daily duty, wear the brown scapular and, at Quito she asks repeatedly that we pray the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In my next post, I will explain why I believe she made this request with such vehemence.

¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Vive le Roi!

This one VERY IMPORTANT from February 2015:

Our Lady of “Good Success” and Her Little Office: Why the Correct title of Our Lady at Quito reveals the essence of Her message and Why She wants us to pray the Little Office.


Our Lady of “Good Success” or, correctly,
Our Lady of The Great Event – a foreshadowing of the Eclipse of the Church
referred to by Our Lady of LaSalette and the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart.

At the near approach of the coming of Our Lord in Bethlehem, even in the womb before He was born, Our Lady, the Ark of the New Covenant, took Him to St. Elizabeth as she carried St. John the Baptist to commission him to be the voice crying out in the wilderness “prepare the way of the Lord.”  St. John spent his life announcing the coming of the Messias for the benefit of those of good will who awaited Him. In our days, in the early 21st century, I believe we can look back at the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother over the past 500 years and say that she has been fulfilling the role of St. John, preparing us for the second coming of Christ, not as a Babe in a manger, but as the Terrible Judge.  And yet, even in His role as Just Judge, He proves that His mercy still burns in His Sacred Heart by sending His Holy Mother to warn us of His coming. The historical events involved in Her apparitions are well known; however, I believe that the circumstances of the apparitions can be just as helpful in revealing Her purpose as the messages that She brings. 

This title by which Our Lady describes Herself to Mother Mariana in Spanish is Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso.  This is commonly, almost universally, mistranslated as Our Lady of Good Success. However, the Spanish word suceso does not mean success. It means an event, an occurrence. So the correct translation of Our Lady’s title is not Our Lady of Good Success but rather Our Lady of the Good or Great Event. This is extremely significant. It refers to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! The culmination of all the events symbolized in the life of Mother Mariana is that when all seems to be lost, at that moment our Lady will intervene and the Church will be restored – the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart – the Great Event! This is also the message of Our Lady of Fatima: In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph!

The events in the life of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres of the Conceptionist sisters in the convent of the Immaculate Conception in Quito, as recounted in the biography of Mother Mariana entitled, La vida admirable de la Reverendísima Madre Mariana de Jesús Torres written by Fr. Manuel Sousa, OFM, in 1790, are so symbolic that if they had not occurred so long ago, one would think it was an allegory written by a Traditional Catholic in the 21st century.

Our Lady repeatedly warns Mother Mariana that in the middle of the 20th century, a horrible chastisement would befall the Church (cf. Her warning at La Salette and Fatima’s 3rd secret). She explains in some detail the things that the Church would suffer, saying that the Sacraments would be difficult to find, that there would be the lack of a shepherd to guide the flock, etc. In addition to the direct communication of these warnings in words, the events which Mother Mariana endured and witnessed are equally prophetic. The books I have read discuss the words but I believe the meaning of the sufferings is even stronger.

Mother Mariana wanted to live her Franciscan vocation by following perfectly the Rule of the Franciscans given by Pope Julian II. That is, she wanted to hold on to the traditions, and not innovate in any way, no matter how insignificant it may appear to be, just as Catholics who want to keep the Faith have always done.  There were many in the convent who did not want to follow the rule [keep the Faith] and they conspired to make false reports to the bishop which led to her being put into the convent prison. This worked due to the weakness of the prioress who knew it was wrong but passed on the calumnies anyway.  Eventually, all of the nuns who wanted to keep the rule were put into the prison, underground, and unable to assist at the Mass and Divine Office.  The convent is symbolic of the Church in the mid-20th century. It is taken over by rebellious people, enemies of the rule, who don’t want to keep the rule and those who hold on to tradition are placed in an underground prison and denied access to the Sacraments. All of this was done at the command of weak prioress and a bad bishop.  The bishop’s soul was only saved by the sacrifices of Mother Mariana on his behalf.  This happens repeatedly; Mother Mariana and sometimes the other obedient nuns are thrown in prison, then they are released, only to be thrown back in again. 

Mother Mariana actually "died" more than once and came back after having been shown visions of the horrible times that would come upon the Church in the mid-20th century.  One thing she saw was the extinguishing of the sanctuary light in the convent chapel and nobody was able to re-ignite it.  Our Lady explains many meanings to Mariana but the most obvious is that the Blessed Sacrament, i.e. the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, would seem to be all but abolished. It is even the same symbolism that Pope Pius XII used when he warned:

I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. ... A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God ... In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “where have they taken Him?” -- Pope Pius XII, quoted in the book Pius XII Devant L'Histoire, pp. 52-53.

Our Lord promised to be with us always, so there will always be a true Mass somewhere, but it won’t be continuous, from the rising of the sun to the setting thereof.

The other symbolism that Our Lady does describe of the sanctuary lamp going out is that the Church will be without a pope:

How this Church will suffer on that occasion the dark night of the lack of a prelate and father to watch over them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, discernment and prudence. Many priests will lose their spirit placing their souls in great danger.

The Remedy? The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As always, however, Our Lady gave us a remedy to the evils that would befall the Church, and from our perspective, what has already happened.  After St. Gabriel the Archangel appeared to her, Mother Mariana says:

How all of hell wars against the recitation of the Little Office of Mary Most Holy! And what marvels that great Queen works so that it might continue to be said!  The holy Founding Mothers, who suffered so much to preserve that practice, guaranteed that this early morning psalmody is what preserves the Convent. When it would no longer be sung, then the religious spirit would be lost.  Woe to this Convent if, when our newest sisters read these lines, they do not preserve this holy devotion and custom!  We beg all who follow us to sacrifice their sleep in order to rise and pray this Office at 4 a.m. with the devotion and the fervor of the Founding Mothers. Then they will see how the spirit of the Community, perhaps dying, will be restored.

         … The Little Office, so pleasing to Mary most holy.

   … The Little Office which gives me so much pleasure.

… her Guardian Angel, who said, “Spouse of the Lord, why do you fear? You saw Hell! The devil did this to try to impede the recitation of the Little Office. Bitter times will come when the Little Office will be left behind, and the spirit of the Convent weakened. Woe to those who shall have a part in this.” On the steps ascending to the choir, she again heard that hideous voice, which cried out: “I shall use all of my power to prevent the praying of this accursed Little Office, for, by it, my forces are weakened and I am destroyed.”

These are just the more striking examples of the importance Our Lady (and Her enemy) places on the recitation of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary! There are countless more throughout the biography of Mother Mariana. What is it about the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary that makes it so special? Why does She ask us with such urgency to pray it? The main message of the life of Mother Mariana and the apparitions and sufferings she endured is that a climactic event would take place in the middle of the 20th century and that those living at that time would be without Sacraments and shepherds.  What was it that pleased Her so? What was it that caused Satan to hate it so? And what is the connection between the Little Office and the Great Apostasy that She warned us about that would happen in the middle of the 20th century? With these questions in mind, we must make a concerted effort to recite the Little Office prayerfully and meditatively, slowly and with as much attention to the meanings of the psalms, prayers, versicIes that compose the Little Office.[meaning the way it was at the time of the death of Pope Pius XII, October 9, 1958]  to appreciate much more the comfort to be found amid the psalms, but also that the Church WILL TRIUMPH when the GREAT EVENT  - the Buen Suceso - happens.  Now that we are in the midst of those days, these psalms seem to take on a new meaning; they are filled with comfort, consolation, and beauty, but more than that, they remind us of the coming triumph of Our Lady and Her Divine Son - the restoration of all things in Christ!

Soon to come will be some meditations along this theme for the psalms, antiphons, hymns, etc. as to the hope and encouragement that Our Lady gives us so that we may be valiant soldiers of Christ. Afterward will be found the entirety of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary which I pray you will be inspired to pray each day, digne, atente ac devote.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

      Pray for the extirpation of the church of darkness from Rome 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you, save souls!

I will raise Me up a faithful priest, who shall do according to My heart and My soul: and I will build him a faithful house: and he shall walk all day before my Anointed. O Lord, remember David and all his meekness. (Introit from the Mass for the election of a pope.)

We entreat Thee most humbly, O Lord, that Thy boundless mercy may give the holy Roman Church a Bishop whose loving care in our regard will always be pleasing to Thee, and by his beneficent rule will always give glory to Thy Name and be deeply honored by Thy people; through Our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen. (Collect from the Mass for the election of a pope.)

They shall not partake of holy things, until a high priest shall arise for evidence and truth.
(Offertory from the Mass for the election of a pope)

Pope St. Pius X
The allocution Vi Ringrazio (Nov. 29, 1911)

            What shall I say to you now, dear sons of France, who groan beneath the weight of persecution? The people who made an alliance with God at the baptismal font of Rheims will repent and return to its first vocation. Her faults will not remain unpunished, but she will never perish, the daughter of so many merits, so many sighs, and so many tears.

            A day will come, and we hope it will not be far, when France, like Saul on the road to Damascus, will be surrounded by a heavenly light and will hear a voice repeating to her, “My daughter, why do you persecute me?” And to her response, “Who art thou, Lord?” the voice will reply, “I am Jesus, whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the goad, because, in your obstinacy, you destroy yourself.” And she, trembling and astonished, will say, “Lord, what wouldst thou have me do?” And He will say, “Rise up, wash the filth that has disfigured you, awaken in your heart those dormant affections and the pact of our alliance and go, eldest daughter of the Church, predestined nation, vessel of election, go, as in the past, and carry my name before all peoples and before the kings of the earth.”

St. Louis IX and St. Joan of Arc, pray for the Return of the King!