Prayers to the Archangels 1
Prayer to St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel, celestial ambassador of the Incarnation of the Divine Word,
illuminate my intelligence so that I may know and understand the truths of
our Catholic Faith. Erase all of my doubts that I might have in regards
to God’s mercy and justice. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Good
Success and Mother Mariana, please grant my request.
St. Michael, celestial defender of the Faith, strengthen my weak heart and
expand it that it might receive the abundance of divine grace. Secure in
me the virtue of humility; help me to realize my unworthiness and
ignorance so that I may be freed from any danger from the proud evil
spirits who disobeying God hurled themselves from Heaven into the deep
abyss. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Success and Mother
Mariana please grant this request.
St Michael pray for us!
St. Raphael, celestial messenger from Heaven and remedy of Divine Love,
cure my blindness of the mind so that I may believe in the Way, the Truth
and the Life. Illuminate my mind and heart so that I may realize that in
all of the sufferings and crosses that I may endure in this life, I
receive graces and favors as Our Lord wishes to give me so that He may
lead me on the pathway to Heaven. Through the intercession of Our Lady of
Good Success and Mother Mariana, please grant this request.
St Raphael pray for us!
Holy Princes and faithful messengers of the Sovereigns of Heaven, I thank thee for the lights with which thou hast illuminated my understanding and strengthened by heart and dissipated the blindness of my eyes. I, who am the least of all of the creatures that exist upon the earth, praise the Lord for all of the marvelous things He has done in me.
Archangels, I, who am deserving of nothing, beseech thee, go now to Our
Lord and Our Lady of Good Success and intercede for me, as this poor
servant desires to prostrate himself before Them
and submit to whatever they desire. As my heart and my entire being
belongs to Them, may I, like a small drop of
dew, lose myself in the immensity of the Divine Being.
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Success of Candlemas Day 3
Our Lady of Good Success, Queen of Angels, sustain us in these ill-fated times of the Church. Grant us the perseverance in order to practice virtue only acquired by the wound of the relentless battle we fight under the most holy gaze of God.
Mother, we implore you to give us the valor and strength needed so that we
may not waiver in our faith nor forsake our vocation in this life. Grant
that our tears which we shed in this life be gathered up by the Holy
Angels and presented before the throne of God assuming an immense valor as
they are united to the sufferings and tears of our dear Savior, Jesus
Hail Most Holy Daughter of God the Father, pray for us.
Hail Most Holy Mother of God the Son, pray for us.
Hail Most Pure Spouse of the Holy Ghost, pray for us.
Hail Most Holy Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity, pray for us.
Prayer to St. Francis of Assisi 4
Francis of Assisi, Seraphic Father who assists all souls who
invoke you, intercede for me in these difficult
times of spiritual hunger and emptiness. Pray to Our Lady of Good Success
so that I may increase in virtue, bless and support me so that I may
finally be found worthy to enter into Eternal Happiness.
Salve Sancta Parens 5
Hail, holy Mother, thou who didst bring
forth the King who rules heaven and earth for ever and ever. (Ps.
44: 2) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to
the King. v. Glory
be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy
Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without
2 Prayers based on the words of Mother Mariana to the Angelic spirits in response to their appearance on the same night as mentioned above.
3 Prayer formed from the words of Our Queen to Mother Mariana on January 16, 1611.
4 Prayer inspired by the apparition on January 16, 1611 in which St. Francis appears along with the angels to finish the statue of Our Lady of Good Success. St. Francis places the cord around the waist of the statue.
5 The Hymn which the angels sang as the statue was completed
6 Hymn sung by Our Lady as she entered into the completed statue on January 16, 1611
The Miraculous Completion of the Statue of Our Lady of Good Success
Our Lady of Good Success had requested that a certain sculptor, Francisco del Castillo, who was known not only for his artistic ability but also for his virtue and devotion to the Blessed Mother, create the statue. This sculptor worked long and hard on this statue. When he was about to put the finishing coat of paint on the statue he decided he would go to find the best paints he could acquire that would be the most fitting for the faces of Mother of God and the Infant Jesus.
While he was gone something miraculous happened. From the very first apparition, Our Lady had promised that she, herself, would see to the completion of this statue. While the sculptor was away, Mother Mariana and the other sisters went to the choir loft to implore Our Lady of Good Success to keep her promise. The night before the artist was to return, Mother Mariana was alone praying in the choir loft. Suddenly Our Lady of Good Success appeared with the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael along with St. Francis. The Archangels acknowledging their Queen bowed and intoned this prayer:
St Michael said: "Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy Daughter of God the Father”.
St Gabriel said: "Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy Mother of God the Son”.
St Raphael said: "Hail to Thee, Mary Most Holy, Most Pure Spouse of the Holy Ghost”.
All together they chanted:
“Hail to Thee,
Mary Most Holy Temple and
Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity”.
The designated day for the official blessing of the statue by the bishop was set for February 2, 1611. On that day Our Lady of Good Success was placed above the seat of the Abbess chair at her own specific request as a sign to all that she was the one who governed and watched over the convent. Her official title being that of “Mary of Good Success of the Purification”.
Prior to the feast day of February 2 a nine day novena was said in honor of Our Lady of Good Success. This practice continues even to this very day almost 400 years later.