The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success was founded in October 2002. Our apostolate has been founded primarily for the promotion and propagation of the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success. Its second purpose which ties in so closely to this devotion, is to disseminate the story of Mother Marianna—her apparitions and prophecies. The Church has long approved these apparitions so there is no danger to the Faith in studying them.
By the highest authority in the Church, permission has been granted for lay apostolates to help spread the light of undefiled faith and aid other fellow Catholics in keeping it:
Vatican Council (1870):
"All faithful Christians, but those chiefly who are in a prominent position, or engaged in teaching, we entreat, by the compassion of Jesus Christ, and enjoin by the authority of the same God and Saviour, that they bring aid to ward off and eliminate these errors from holy Church, and contribute their zealous help in spreading abroad the light of undefiled faith."
Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae (1890):
"No one, however, must entertain the notion that private individuals are prevented from taking some active part in this duty of teaching, especially those on whom God has bestowed gifts of mind with the strong wish of rendering themselves useful. These, so often as circumstances demand, may take upon themselves, not, indeed, the office of the pastor, but the task of communicating to others what they have themselves received, becoming, as it were, living echoes of their masters in the faith. Such co-operation on the part of the laity has seemed to the Fathers of the Vatican Council so opportune and fruitful of good that they thought well to invite it."
These are extremely strong words of the Council, "we entreat. . . and enjoin". By using these words, the Fathers of the Vatican Council “ask for earnestly” or “beg” and “command” or “direct with authority” those capable among the laity to help. As most lay people are not in the position to dedicate much time to this end, they can help directly by giving financial support to organizations they see have wholesome doctrine and potential.
We welcome your tax-deductible contribution to the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, a non-profit (501 c3) corporation. All donations are used for the distribution of holy cards, medals and other devotional items intended for the promotion and propagation of the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success through the intercession of Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres. Please contact us with your comments and orders for medals and/or holy cards.