Last time I was in Quito, she looked like this during the novena...
(To me, it was if she was looking out upon the world and weeping...)

Star of the Stormy Sea

Quarterly Newsletter of the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success Autumn/Winter 2023-2024
“… When your souls suffer temptations and are immersed in grief …turn to her with confidence and say,
Star of the stormy sea of my mortal life, may your light shine upon me so that I do not stray from the path that leads me to heaven.’”
(Taken from “The Testament of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres”
January 16th, 1635)

What’s New ?

  • Luigi Villa’s last 2 Volume work titled: “We Must Restore the Church” is completed and ready to print. We are asking for prayers and donations to help us to make this available. We have Fr. Villa’s Foreword of the book here below.  This is a hard-hitting book that highlights Satanism as one of the main causes of the Church’s demise.
  • ANNUAL FUNDRAISER TAKES PLACE STARTING NOV. 1ST (for sisters and our work).
  • BOGO SALE ON FR. VILLA’S WORKS (except for new book).
  • We sponsored a 2-day conference in the Milwaukee area.
  • It was titled: Restore Truth with Hugh Owen & Fr. Ripperger. This was an educational conference to understand and support the importance of believing in the Biblical explanation of Creation. We have videos of this enlightening conference on our blog and a pdf of a book that explains the dangers of GMO foods.
  • Let’s pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory during this month of November most especially all the priests and religious- Rest in Peace Fr. Villa November 18th, 2012.


Dear Members and Friends of the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success,

Well, I have good news and bad news for our readers.  The good news is that I am continuing to heal after the October 31st, 2022, injury.  I am still working standing up at a tall desk, but I am definitely improving as I am able to sit at the dinner table and eat with the family, take walks etc.  I am doing most normal activities except for lifting and carrying anything over 5 lbs.  I do exercise every day to gain strength in my core because I have been told by the doctors that I need to strengthen my core so this doesn’t happen again.  I really don’t know how this happened as I am so athletic!  (Just kidding! I am the girl who during gym and other school recess activities was never picked to be on any sports team because of my “great coordination and athletic skill” 😊 The repetitive phrase: “No, you take her!” still resounds in my ears.)

Now for the bad news… Without going into any details, we are asking for your continued prayers and even an increase in prayers, if possible, for some very personal family intentions that are weighing on our hearts, souls and minds.  We know that the enemies are working unceasingly to stop any good work being done for God, Our Lady and the Church so we know where these hurtful interruptions and distractions come from. However, in this case it is not just a little “distraction,” this is an all-out attack on who we are as a family and as Catholics. This battle has hit us at the core of our whole life and at the center of our vocations as Catholic parents. Our priest friends and sisters in the monasteries continue to give us encouragement making it clear that this battle is not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers.

 So, we are begging for your prayers here at the Apostolate as we face the hardest battle as a family we have ever had in our lives! Despite our feeling “lost and paralyzed,” we continue to work to spread the message of Our Lady of Good Success and the works of Fr. Luigi Villa that compliments and backs up Our Lady’s prophecies so very well!

Before his death in 2012, Father Villa told Franco Adessa on speaking about Benedict XVI: “this pope needs to step down, then it will be clear to the faithful where the Church is heading with the next pope …”   In discovering this book, it became very clear to this writer that Fr. Villa had known very well where we were exactly heading to… i.e., Hell on earth! This has always been Satan’s plan for without God- it’s Hell!

However, we have the words of Our Lady of Good Success to inspire us to continue fighting with courage in the battle that lies ahead as she conveys to us the future:

“This, then, will mark the arrival of my hour, when I, in a marvelous way, will dethrone the proud and cursed Satan, trampling him under my feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss. Thus, the Church and Country will be finally free of his cruel tyranny… The small number of souls who, hidden, will conserve the treasure of the Faith and virtues will suffer an unspeakably cruel and prolonged martyrdom. Many of them will succumb to death from the violence of their suffering, and those who sacrifice themselves for their Church and Country will be counted as martyrs. In order to free men from bondage to these heresies, those whom the merciful love of My Most Holy Son will destine for that restoration will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and confidence in God. To test this faith and confidence of the just, there will be occasions in which everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. THIS WILL BE, THEN, THE HAPPY BEGINNING OF THE COMPLETE RESTORATION."

“We Must Restore the Church”
Volume 1 of a two-volume work By Fr. Luigi Villa Th. D.

With this first book of ours we begin another of our commitments under the title: We Must Restore the Church,” because after years of perverse experiences, I think it is

good that we yet return to the pre-conciliar times of Vatican II, which have not only sown a whirlwind but have reaped a storm…

Therefore, it is necessary to have the courage to openly condemn erroneous opinions in matters of Faith, and to oppose those who advocate them.

The “people of God” need only the Truths of the Gospel and not the personal truths of this or that man. Of course, it is also necessary to discuss, but always having, as its final goal, the affirmation of the true Faith.

Today, unfortunately, the successors of Liberalism, Modernism and neo-Modernism have failed all the efforts of those who wanted to restore to Christian society the foundation of our Faith: Our Lord Jesus Christ.

But here we are at Vatican II, invested by the progressive forces that immediately formed two-thirds of the new Commissions, formed by the bishops and the “experts” of the “banks of the Rhine.”

While the previous Councils were always dogmatic, Vatican II, on the other hand, was wanted only as a “pastoral” (council), so, as Pope John XXIII himself said, on principle, therefore, nothing of Tradition had to be changed, while, in reality, in the texts issued, nothing corresponds to Tradition.

But then, it was a real revolution to drive out Christ and deliver us over to men, so that soon we will find ourselves in the Churches, with men alone, because we will no longer have the “TRUE PRESENCE” of Jesus Christ and, therefore, we will be without GOD!” [Editor’s note: aka Hell on earth!]

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