A Secret from the Oldest Convent in the Americas
|Saint Francis of Assisi and Archangels |
Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael sculpted her face.
Prophetic Revelations made to
Venerable Mother Mariana de Jésus Torres
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.
|Venerable Mother Mariana de Jésus Torres (d. 1635)|
Foundress of the 1st Convent in the Americas &
Prophet to the 20th Century
INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE: Our Lady: "Oh, if only human beings and religious knew what Heaven is and what it is to possess God, how differently they would live, sparing no sacrifice in order to enter more fully into possession of it! But some let themselves be dazzled by the false glamour of honors and human greatness while others are blinded by self-love, not realizing that they are falling into lukewarmness, that immense evil which in religious houses destroys their fervor, humility, self-renunciation and the ceaseless practice of religious virtues and fraternal charity and that child-like simplicity which makes souls so dear to my Divine Son and to me, their Mother.
Sources and further reading: TRADITION IN ACTION * OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY LIBRARY *
MICHAEL JOURNAL * WIKIPEDIA: OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS
Pray for Souls!