Apparition Approved

Our Lady of Good Success is deemed worthy of belief by the diocese of Quito. From the beginning when Mother Mariana asked the local bishop for permission to commission the making of the statue this devotion was approved.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Divine Child For Our Time: Jesus del Pichincha

"I can not do more for you, to show you my love! Ungrateful souls do not repay me with scorn, sacrilege and blasphemy... be my comfort in my Eucharistic solitudes, watch in my company...

During my stay in Quito, I found myself quite drawn to a statue in the Conceptionist Convent. It was an image of Our Lord as a very young man with his arms extended in liturgical vestments with the Eucharist behind His head. The name of the image is El Divino Nino Jesus del Pichincha. I was constantly pulled before Him when praying my rosary during my numerous visits to the Conceptionist Convent. I had never seen an image of Our Lord quite like this one, and I wanted to know the story behind it. Our Lord looked so inviting, and the expression on His face was one of compassion, yet very serious. I felt like He was offering the world a message that no one was really interested in hearing. During my stay in Quito I came to learn that this image is a very unique one and that the image and story behind it Our Lord desires to be shared in conjunction with the story and image of Our Lady of Good Success.

Christ appeared to Mother Mariana many times. This particular vision not only has great significance for Ecuador, but also for those who desire to keep the faith in our dark time throughout the world. Mother Mariana saw Our Lord as a young child appear on the summit of Mt Pichincha overlooking Quito, which sits between a large valley. Our Lord told her that He would give Himself on Pichincha for the good of the republic of Ecuador, and would that He would be very happy when Our Lady is extolled under the title "Good Success." He continued to say that all who extolled her under this title would receive graces to remain strong in the faith, and persevere in the spiritual life.

Mother Mariana saw the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael take the Divine Child up to the summit where the mountain was wrapped in heavenly light. Jesus was dressed in a long white robe dotted with stars and a lovely pinkish purple colored garment, which is very unique and according to Mother Mariana, had never been seen before on earth. The Divine Child found Himself before a cross with a crown of thorns. Jesus fell on the ground and prayed to God the Father for Ecuador, so that He and Our Lady would reign over it. He was then lifted upon the cross overlooking Ecuador as He wept. Our Lord's tears were collected by the angels and spread over the country far and wide.

As The Divine Child overlooked Quito and wept he said the following, "I can not do more for you, to show you my love! Ungrateful souls do not repay me with scorn, sacrilege and blasphemy... be my comfort in my Eucharistic solitudes, watch in my company... Amid the bitterness and dire times that are coming to this country, your humble, secret and silent prayer together with your voluntary penance, save it from destruction.."  Our Lady promised that she would personally look over the Conceptionist Convent and  that the convent would always remain there until the end of time. In 1634 Our Lord informed Mother Mariana that He also wanted this image to be spread further across the world with the message attached to it above. He stressed the following phrase, "I can not do more for you, to show you my love! Ungrateful souls do not repay me with scorn, sacrilege and blasphemy...” This is a great plea for those of us who receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. The divine child giving Himself on the cross represents the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Behind the Divine Child’s head can be seen the Eucharistic host, which has a great significance for us. The image shows Christ in the Mass giving Himself to us in the Holy Eucharist desiring for us to show an increased reverence for Him in the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Upon further investigation I discovered another message while having a discussion with our friends in Quito. I was curious as to why Our Lord presented Himself as an older child appearing as if in His teens, and not as an infant. Most of the time Our Lord appears as an infant or an adult, but rarely if ever as an older child. I was informed that Our Lord appeared at this age knowing that the Devil would especially target young children at this age where they are most vulnerable. Those in the early teens are easily tempted to sins of impurity, immodesty, and pride. He wanted to present Himself at this particular age to plead for the salvation of those tempted at that age in our time. Our Lord and Our Lady wanted this devotion to be rekindled for us today! I encourage all parents who have children to have a strong devotion to the Divine Child of Pichincha. I also encourage teens to carry an image of Him with them to turn to in times of temptation. 

El Divino Nino Jesus del Pichincha have mercy on us! 

Feel free to print out any of these pictures for your private devotion.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Our Lady of Good Success: A Message For Our Time

Most practicing Catholics have heard of the apparitions at Fatima. These are important revelations for our time, and yet they are closely related to those given to Mother Mariana de Jesus about 400 years earlier, which are known by few. Although Fatima came much later than those given in Quito under the title of Our Lady of Good Success, Fatima is actually a type of precursor to the Quito messages.

The Fatima messages are more general in nature in some ways compared to those of Quito. While Fatima came to us via the 3 children in the early 1900s, those of Quito only have become widely known after Fatima. So it seems that the world was given a popular message from Fatima explaining the horrors of sin and disobedience coming upon the world, in preparation for a less known more detailed message from Quito. These two apparitions of Our Lady are very important for our time, and the messages of Our Lady of Good Success are just now becoming more widely known.

As we know, the Church as a whole has neglected to follow the messages of Fatima. We have not as a whole stopped sinning, we as a whole have not been saying the rosary every day, and we as a whole have not done penance in reparation for sin. Likewise we have yet to see the errors of Russia cease to spread across the world. In fact, the errors have become more widespread. We see the general population of the US accepting radical forms of socialism and immorality which would have been unheard of 60 years ago. Russia still has not converted to the Catholic faith and has only become more hostile to the Catholic faith over recent years. So it is clear that we have not heeded Our Lady's messages from Fatima.

Being the compassionate mother she is, it seems that Our Lady wanted to give us another chance. If we look to Quito, we find more answers as to the immoral atrocities we are experiencing now. The prophesies consist not only of a coming chastisement, but there is also immense hope in the coming reign of Our Lady which will follow. There are many prophesies given to us through Our Lady of Good Success. I will only touch on two here. One is a dire vision of the world in which we live, and one is a beautiful vision of the world to come with the reign of Our Lady.

The Warning

"There will be four black clouds that will cover the four corners of the earth, from which will proceed countless demons that will take dominion over the earth" 

This prophetic warning has certainly been confirmed from what we are seeing right now in our time with the majority of the world adopting and promoting the worst atrocities man has ever witnessed. Throughout the world abortion murders countless innocents which cry out to God for vengeance. Governments across the globe view the murder of innocents as a "right." Worse, they force entire civilizations to fund this killing through taxation and the redefining of healthcare. Likewise sexual deviancy is the standard of the day, and there are few who consider marriage to be a lifelong commitment binding before God. There is an all out assault on the image of God in man, and in fact many seek to destroy God's image in man, making man at times almost unrecognizable. Furthermore, we see the diabolical disorientation which many Catholics fall into where religious indifference gives rise to disordered "conservatism" which promotes the false idea that men can work together to build a utopia here on earth by their own efforts.  

Many people claim to believe God exists, but few follow their consciences to see what it is that God asks of us. Our wills our turned inward, not towards God. Materialism is now so entrenched in societies across the world that countries that just 10 or 15 years ago, very Catholic, are now extremely secular. We have only to look at Quito. We can see this secular transformation take place in just the past 10 or 15 years with destruction of modesty in clothing. On my pilgrimage to Quito I had the opportunity to speak to some Catholics who live in Quito and have experienced first hand this degradation. They said that with the dawn of popular television, over the course of just a few years, women no longer dress in modest clothes. Now in Quito they dress just like Americans where immodesty now rules the day.

As human sexuality becomes more perverted society becomes more violent. As Our Lady told the children at Fatima, war is a punishment for sin. So we can deduce that the more disordered the sin is, the more violence follows in its wake. The diabolical entities that are pushing this immorality have a done a good job in turning everything upside down giving the impression that what is good is bad, and what is bad is good. Evil is disguised under the banner of freedom, liberty, and equality. So the four corners of the earth are certainly covered in darkness. We must not however end with this foreboding reality. God has given us an answer. No it is not in drinking, smoking, or having more and more material wealth. These things only temporarily deaden our consciences. They only distract us and take us wild goose chases destined only to lead us into eternal ruination. How many there are who get to the end of life and realize that everything they lived for was an illusion.

The Coming Reign of Our Lady

"When the tribulations of spirit and body press upon us as a wreck in the bottomless sea, a look at my Sacred Image will be as guiding star, ready to listen to their moans and soothe their crying; This devotion will be the lightning rod between Divine Justice and the prevaricating world to prevent discharge of this guilty land the formidable punishment it deserves. "

Our Lord Jesus and Our Lady wants us to have special devotion to the image of Our Lady of Good Success. She wants her message to be spread far and wide for the salvation of souls and the intervention of Our Lady so that the punishment for sin will be mitigated. Our Lady said that she would be a beacon of light to those who would call upon her aid under this title The novena linked to below is taken from the diocese of Quito. I received permission from Fr. Paul Kimball to use the English translation that he has in his book on Our Lady of Good Success, available at I wanted to make this novena available to you so that you may say the novena regularly and begin to spread the message of Our Lady of Good Success to your friends and family. You may also print out any of my pictures here on my webpage that I have taken, and print them out for your own private devotion. Say your rosary in front of her image. Let us make Our Lady happy by spreading her message of hope and the devotion to her title of Our Lady of Good Success. Once her message spreads she will show us a ray of heavenly light which will give us a period of peace among the dark clouds that have closed in above us.