Today is also the Feast of Our Lady of Good Success, whose first of many apparitions to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres occurred on the Feast of the Purification in 1594. The messages received by Mother Mariana are described in this way at the “Miracle Hunter” website (which seems to have a good reputation for fidelity to the Church):
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.
The prophetic visions are rather striking from our current standpoint of living in the times spoken of by Our Lady to Mother Mariana in 1634. Here’s one summary of the apparition that occurred on the Feast of the Purification, February 2, 1634:
|Incorrupt body of Marian de Jesus Torres and|
two others from her convent
|The miraculous statue|
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.