Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Good Success – A Devotion Especially for These Critical Times

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Good Success – A Devotion Especially for These Critical Times

Blogger Westminsterfly asks for a thread to mark the beginning of the novena to Our Lady of Good Success.  He writes…

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success (Feast Day, February 2nd, also the Feast of the Purification) starts on Tuesday JANUARY 24th. Please make a note of the date and join in the Novena. Ven. Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres was told by Our Lady of Good Success in this ecclesiastically approved apparition, that this devotion was especially for our critical times.

May this Novena be used as an effective instrument during this present crisis in the Catholic Church to bring about the resurgence in devotion to Our Lady of Good Success thus leading us closer to the restoration of the Catholic Church.

All the prayers for the 9 days can be found online here

A magazine giving the story of Our Lady of Good Success can be found here

The definitive books on this devotion, ‘The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana’ by Fr Manuel Sousa Pereira Volumes I and II can be purchased here and here

Editor writes…

It is astounding to think that Our Lady appeared centuries ago to seek a “victim soul” (Mother Mariana) who would suffer willingly for the Church in the 20th century;  it is also astonishing to realise that we are living through that prophesied evil-doing within contemporary society, with leading churchmen failing to condemn and correct this foretold corruption of morals. The Quito prophecies together with the later, 20th century Fatima apparitions, leaves us with no excuse for losing Faith as we witness the diabolical disorientation of the Church in our times, when – humanly speaking – the Church, the papacy and the priesthood appear to be all but destroyed.

I recommend that we all join in this novena, due to begin on Tuesday, 24 January, as a means of seeking great graces for Pope Francis and the other disoriented clergy within the Church at this time.  Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us!  Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! 

Comments (44)

  • Catherine

    Thank you for this discussion thread.

    January 23, 2023 at 7:37 am
  • westminsterfly

    To all CT bloggers
    Please spread this link around to all your contacts and get them to join in the Novena!

    January 23, 2023 at 9:48 am
    • Margaret Mary

      westminsterfly, WF,

      I agree – it’s important to bring this devotion to as many people as we can. It is sure to waken a lot of people up.

      January 23, 2023 at 1:53 pm
      • Michaela

        Margaret Mary,

        I hate to disagree, but I don’t think anything will waken people up now. That’s why we need the Russia Consecration – there’s a clear disconnect now between people who think they’re Catholics, and the faith they actually believe in which is not the Catholic faith as we have always known and believed it.

        January 23, 2023 at 3:09 pm
  • westminsterfly

    I’m re-reading ‘The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana’ books at the moment. Her life, and the life of the Founding Mothers of the Quito Convent, was truly astounding. The bodies of Ven Mother Mariana and the Founding Mothers are in the Convent and are all incorrupt. It is astonishing that everything Ven Mother Mariana predicted has come to pass – especially the life of President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, a devout Catholic, who consecrated Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and because of this was murdered by freemasons, in the public square right next to the Convent. His life is another incredible story by itself: It is also incredible to think Mother Mariana offered herself as a victim for souls in the period starting in the middle of the 20th century (Vatican II) and the problems wrought by that council which are still being played out now. Our Lady said that devotion to her under this title would help bring about the great restoration, when all appears lost.

    January 23, 2023 at 12:37 pm
    • Laura


      All I could think when reading your comment at 12.37pm was “o, my goodness!” It’s incredible.

      I hadn’t realised that Mother Mariana offered herself as a victim soul just as this terrible period of crisis was beginning, mid twentieth century. It is truly astounding, as you say.

      This all should make us think that God is very close, despite it seeming that the devil is winning.

      January 23, 2023 at 1:52 pm
      • westminsterfly

        If you haven’t got the two books on Mother Mariana and Our Lady of Good Success (see links above in the introduction to this thread) I thoroughly urge you to get them. They are crucial reading for our times.

        January 23, 2023 at 2:05 pm
      • Michaela


        My bookshelves are heaving but I must see if I can fit the two books you recommend on to them!

        January 23, 2023 at 3:07 pm
  • westminsterfly

    It was interesting that Editor put in that section of Our Lady of Good Success’s prophecies on Matrimony. If you want to see how that prophecy has come true, read today’s paper:

    January 23, 2023 at 12:42 pm
    • Laura


      That DM article is really very interesting. We all know that more and more people just live together – and even Catholics do that before getting married, but it’s so interesting to read the reasoning behind this custom, or I should say, behind this immorality. As you say, the article shows that this prophecy of OLGS has already come true.

      January 23, 2023 at 1:49 pm
      • Margaret Mary


        This scandal of cohabitation has come to most of our homes, if not all. I have close relatives who are cohabiting and yet think they’re “devout Catholics”. It is unnerving. Something has gone very seriously wrong in preaching and teaching the faith.

        It is incredible that we are seeing this prophecy of Quito fulfilled in our times. If only those who are doing the cohabiting could have the scales fall from their eyes. I can imagine most of the saying it’s only a private apparition so we don’t need to pay any attention to it.

        January 23, 2023 at 1:56 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Mother Mariana also had a vision in which she was told that God would ‘punish heresy, blasphemy and impurity’. In 1582, when Mother Mariana was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, she was given to see the heresy, blasphemy and impurity that would inundate the world in the 20th century. Our Lady asked her: “My daughter, will you sacrifice yourself for the people of this time?” Mother Mariana replied, “I am willing.” From the violence of the shock of previewing the horrors of our day, Mother Mariana fell dead.

        Historic and documented evidence record that this holy religious truly died in 1582 and returned to life. While she was dead, before the Divine Tribunal, she was given the choice to remain in heaven or return to suffer in the world. Mother Mariana chose to return to life to expiate for the great sins of our times.

        January 23, 2023 at 2:12 pm
      • Fidelis


        That story from Mother Mariana’s life, is both terrifying and reassuring. We are seeing dreadful sins, quite public, of heresy, blasphemy and impurity, yet we are not shocked, or not shocked enough.

        I’m always a bit sceptical though about claims to have been before the “Divine Tribunal” (I presume, God) and then being given the choice to return to earth. I find that difficult to believe. I think it says somewhere in Scripture that nobody can see God and live. Don’t ask me where it says that but I think it is in the bible somewhere.

        I’d be interested in your view about this.

        January 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm
      • westminsterfly

        God is Omnipotent and can do as He Wills. We will all see him at the Divine Tribunal, and don’t forget, Mother Mariana was already dead when she stood before that Tribunal. He gave her a choice, and she chose to come back to suffer for us, and God restored her life. I have no problem with that.

        January 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm
  • Michaela


    That’s all amazing stuff which you have written about the OLGS visions.

    I’m wondering if there was any mention of the new Mass?

    January 23, 2023 at 3:06 pm
    • westminsterfly

      I can’t recall anything specific, but as I said, I’m re-reading the books, and if I see anything, I’ll post it.

      January 23, 2023 at 3:29 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Just a quick glance through, and I’m pretty sure the New Mass wasn’t referred to explicitly, although Our Lady said: “The same thing will happen with the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Alas! How deeply I grieve to manifest to you the many enormous sacrileges – both public as well as secret – that will occur from profanation of the Holy Eucharist. Often, during this epoch the enemies of Jesus Christ, instigated by the Devil, will steal consecrated Hosts from the churches so that they might profane the Eucharistic Species. My Most Holy Son will see Himself cast upon the ground and trampled upon by filthy feet.”

        Of course, the New Mass has made abuses and sacrileges of the Most Holy Eucharist much easier. On another occasion Our Lord showed Mother Mariana how the hideous and pestiferous wild boar of Masonry would enter the beautiful, flourishing vineyard of the Church, leaving it destroyed and in complete ruins. I am open to correction on this, but I understand it is widely believed that Abp Bugnini, the architect of the New Mass, was a freemason. Wikipedia has this to say on the matter: “The oft-repeated allegation of Bugnini’s being a Freemason, was first made in print by Italian essayist Tito Casini in his book Nel Fumo di Satana. Verso l’ultimo scontro (Florence: Il carro di San Giovanni, 1976). Casini claimed that according to an anonymous source, Bugnini left a briefcase in a conference room. When someone found it and attempted to identify the owner, incriminating documents were within. English writer Michael Davies claimed that Pope Paul VI’s sending of Bugnini to Iran as nuncio was due to this alleged revelation of Bugnini’s Masonic affiliation, though the task of his post-Vatican II congregation had just been completed (supra). Davies further claimed that an unnamed, conservative cardinal had told him in the summer of 1975 that he’d “seen (or placed) on the pope’s desk” a “dossier” containing evidence of Bugnini’s Freemason connection.

        January 23, 2023 at 5:56 pm
      • Michaela


        Thank you for that information. It is a bit odd that the new Mass wasn’t mentioned.

        January 23, 2023 at 6:27 pm
  • Petrus

    Good afternoon, bloggers.

    It’s great to be back!

    I didn’t know much about this devotion but that is changing. I will join in the Novena this year. Many thanks to Westminster Fly.

    January 23, 2023 at 3:19 pm
    • Michaela

      Good afternoon, Petrus! It’s great to have you back! I missed you!

      I think a lot of people don’t know about this devotion and the apparitions of OLOGS, but I believe that was foretold at the time, that these apparitions would become known in the 20th century. I find the whole story astonishing. It is so helpful to have these prophecies come to light, just when we need them!

      January 23, 2023 at 6:29 pm
      • Petrus

        Thank you for your kindness, Michaela.

        I agree – the story is astonishing!

        January 23, 2023 at 6:38 pm
      • Lily

        Welcome back, Petrus!

        January 24, 2023 at 3:43 pm
      • Fidelis


        It’s good to see you back here – don’t go disappearing again!

        January 24, 2023 at 3:45 pm
    • Elizabeth

      So good to see you are back Petra’s. I look forward to your contributions to the blog. I missed you too.

      January 23, 2023 at 7:36 pm
  • Elizabeth

    Petrus I meant. Should have checked the spell checker!

    January 23, 2023 at 7:37 pm
  • Frankier

    It’s funny how people are almost ridiculed for getting married by telling them that “it is only a bit of paper” but it it is strongly encouraged when it’s a same sex perversion.

    January 24, 2023 at 1:12 am
    • editor


      Excellent point. Well said.

      January 24, 2023 at 9:18 am
    • Michael 🙏


      Amen amen

      Michael 🙏

      January 24, 2023 at 1:24 pm
    • Fidelis


      That is so true!

      January 24, 2023 at 3:42 pm
  • Julie-Anne

    I have been reading more into Fatima and also have the privilege to be provided and guided to the Novena, I have already started and will join in. To be honest, I was not aware of all this, and I was ignorant to this. I feel so very blessed right now. Together and joining as one, we can guide the path for many, who are lost. I have shared this to many on Facebook as well as my husband. Blessings to all.

    January 24, 2023 at 7:00 am
    • editor


      I usually discourage bloggers from using their surname so I’ve removed yours – if you want it to be restored, just let me know and I’ll do that. Our enemies are ever on the watch for ways to get at us; so, for example, Michael used to include his surname but Michael is a Catholic teacher in a Catholic school here in Scotland, so I discouraged him from including his surname unless he didn’t mind risking a visit to the local unemployment office!

      You are more than welcome here and I am delighted that you are learning more about Fatima and Our Lady of Good Success. These are very hard times for us in the Church, so we need all the spiritual help (and friendly human support) we can get. Welcome aboard!

      January 24, 2023 at 9:16 am
      • julieannebrooke

        Thank you, yes you are right! I never thought sorry, even on Facebook I had to change my Christian name and Surname as I have had some nasty comments, and also blocked by Facebook for putting pictures of Jesus, Mary and also prayers on. However, I keep pushing back as I will not be discouraged from my faith, and spreading the word of Our Lord, Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit. Blessings sent. xx

        Editor: you are still apparently using a surname, albeit a different one from the original submission. You don’t need even to use your real Christian name(s). This comment went into moderation because you used a different name – once you decide on your username, and I release it, your comments will go straight onto the blog thereafter. I’ll leave this username, assuming you wish to keep it as it is.

        January 24, 2023 at 10:33 am
      • JM


        Editor: no need to apologise but may I be a cheeky so & so and suggest you blog simply as Julie-Anne? If not, JM is fine – your decision!

        January 24, 2023 at 12:15 pm
  • westminsterfly

    Our Lady of Good Success told Mother Mariana that the image of the Child Jesus of Pichincha (Quito, Ecuador) would “spread all over the world and will be the source of holy inspirations”. A link to the image and a prayer is here:-

    January 24, 2023 at 12:02 pm
  • Julie-Anne

    Sorry I do not know how to change the name, I tried just but think i made an error. Sorry

    January 24, 2023 at 12:16 pm
  • editor

    All you need to do is login with your original name and then on your Dashboard go to where it says “Display name publicly as…” and type in the name you wish to use on the blog (my suggestion is Julie-Anne but you decide) and then scroll down to “save changes”. Thereafter, you will appear as what you have selected to display publicly.

    January 24, 2023 at 12:21 pm
    • Julie-Anne

      I think I have done this now, just writing here to test, to see if I have finalised it at last. Sorry for the issues, and blessings to you all. Thank you for you for your patience.

      January 24, 2023 at 1:05 pm
      • editor


        Wonderful – you went straight online, I didn’t see this in moderation so welcome aboard – again!

        January 24, 2023 at 1:08 pm
  • Fidelis

    I have started the novena today. I love the story of OLGS – it is so amazing that the crisis in these times was foretold three hundred years ago.

    January 24, 2023 at 3:41 pm
  • Lily

    I am always stunned when I think that what is happening to morals in the world and Church today was foretold centuries ago by Our Lady. I read somewhere that the original documents from 3/4 hundred years ago are kept in the convent. I’d love to see them!

    January 24, 2023 at 3:47 pm
  • westminsterfly

    The original documents (which Fr Manuel Pereira de Sousa had access to) are in the Convent, in a book known as the Cuadernon. The whole issue regarding the Cuadernon is detailed here:-

    January 24, 2023 at 4:06 pm
  • westminsterfly

    The holy sculptor Francisco del Castillo sculpted the statue, and it was finished miraculously by the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – a fact attested to by del Castillo and Mother Mariana. People wonder why the Child Jesus in OLOG’s arms is not as beautiful as the OLOGS statue itself. That is because it isn’t the original one. The original one was secreted somewhere in the Quito convent during a persecution, and Mother Mariana prophesied that it will be found – along with other hidden items – when the prophesied restoration of the Church takes place.
    Also – there was this miracle in 1941 – – the statue was on public display in the Church, and a full congregation – including priests – witnessed Our Lady’s eyes open and close, and the face move.

    January 24, 2023 at 7:45 pm
  • westminsterfly

    Tomorrow is the Feast of the Purification and also the Feast of Our Lady of Good Success. These ecclesiastically approved apparitions of Our Lady were given as a remedy for the crisis in the Church and in society, for our times. A new documentary has been made (in three parts) which can be found here:-

    Part One:

    Part Two:

    Part Three:

    February 1, 2023 at 5:13 pm
  • editor

    Happy Feast of Our Lady of Good Success today!

    February 2, 2023 at 11:24 am

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