Dear Friends,
This year, 2020, has been a very rough year for all of us!  It looks to continue into 2021!
 If ever we need Our Lady of Good Success it is now!!! 

 This Apostolate has spent the last 20 years trying to educate and help others to know and love Our Lady under this beautiful title!   My husband and I traveled to Quito in 2000 before our adoption of a family of four to thank Our Lady for her assistance. You can read our story on our website.

We have been working to make her known all of these years and we are happy to see that Our Lady has blessed our work with the happy "success" to our work as evidenced by the spread of her name on the internet and even some Catholic online stores who offer books and sacramentals on Our Lady of Good Success ;)  We have over the years encountered skeptics and those who would work to actively cast doubt on the words of Our Lady... we have worked, fought and prayed to ask Our Lady to stand strong against these foes of the message...

In 2008, Heaven seemed to have had answered our prayers for a good holy priest to lead us in our battle by giving us Fr. Luigi Villa Th.D. who helped to make Our Lady of Good Success known until his death in 2012:

However, our continuance of our work, depends on your help!  This has always been the case!  So we are hoping that you can once again help us!

This year for every donation given in December 2020 -  February 2nd, 2021 -the donor will received a free novena booklet and also our Novena and Prayer booklet will be $2.50 until the Candlemas Day- February 2nd - the FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS!!!
Novena and Prayer Booklet to Our Lady of Good Success - 6th Ed.



Our Lady of Good Success promised:

“The small number of souls, who hidden, will preserve the treasures of the Faith and practice virtue will suffer a cruel, unspeakable and prolonged martyrdom. Many will succumb to death from the violence of their sufferings and those who sacrifice themselves for the Church and their country will be counted as martyrs. In order to free men from the bondage to  these heresies, those whom the merciful love of my most Holy Son has designated to effect the restoration, will need great
strength of will, constancy, valor and confidence of the just. There will be occasions when all will seem lost and paralyzed. This then will be the happy beginning of the complete restoration.”

With much gratitude, we recall the words of Our Lady of Good Success as she promised us:

“They will have recourse to Me under the invocation of Our Lady of Good Success and this statue I now ask and command that you have made for the consolation and preservation of My Convent and for those faithful souls of that epoch during which there will be a great devotion to Me,  for I am Queen of Heaven under many invocations."

This devotion will be the lightning rod placed  between Divine Justice and the prevaricating world  to hold back God’s hand from unleashing punishment  that this guilty earth deserves.” 

Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres

These words were spoken by the Blessed Virgin Mary during an apparition to a cloistered Conceptionist  sister in Quito, Ecuador  on February 2, 1610. The sister’s name was Mother Mariana Francisca de Jesus Torres. She was graced with a series of apparitions for over 40 years which detailed the Crisis in the Church and Society, in general, in the Twentieth Century and beyond which we have been experiencing intensely since the 1960's.

As a result, this Church approved devotion was born under the grand title of Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso de la Purificacion y Candlaria which translates to Our Lady of Good Success of the Purification and Candlemas. The Devotion to the Blessed Mother under the invocation of “Our Lady of Good Success,” originating in Quito, Ecuador, officially began in 1610. This devotion became very popular for a time and then dwindled until a resurgence arose, beginning in the Twentieth Century. It is currently increasing in intensity as each year passes.

(Pictured below is the first holy card given to us by the Mother Abbess in 2000 with her permission and blessing to spread the devotion!)


The most striking details of this devotion center on the evidence given by Our Lady in her discourse with Mother Mariana that it has been specifically given to us by Heaven as a tremendous source of hope and grace during these perilous times and distinctly intended for Catholic souls who look anxiously for Divine intervention to restore the Church to its former glory that it once enjoyed.

The story of the life of Mariana de Jesus Torres was prophesied by the Blessed Virgin Mary  to be hidden for centuries only to be made known synonymously with the rekindling of the devotion to Our Lady under the invocation of “Our Lady of Good Success” beginning in the Twentieth Century. This along with many other prophecies involving the future state of the Church and Society have been unfolding in the Twentieth Century just as Our Lady predicted almost 300 years after this holy sister’s birth.

Unfortunately, it seems that this feast day somewhat become obscured...somewhat forgotten, we must work to make this day special for God and Our Lady once again!

The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success begins on Friday, Jan 24th, 2020 and runs through February 1st. The Feast Day is on February 2nd, 2021- The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, the Purification of Our Lady and Candlemas Day.   Please join us on January 24th in the spirit of prayer and penance for our beloved Church which has been experiencing Her Passion...  


Let us study and contemplate on the words of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana about our era! We will be posting a daily blog during the novena. Go to:
 Please come to pray and mediate with us on this beautiful devotion starting on Jan 24th!

Please do pass this along to all of your family and friends and email lists as we truly need souls to join us in spirit on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador!!!

God bless and keep you always!

"Star of the Stormy Sea of my mortal life, may your light shine upon me so I do not stray from the path that leads me to Heaven."
(From the Last Will and Testament of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres)

The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success 
1288 Summit Ave Suite 107
Oconomowoc, WI. 53066
phone 262-567-0920