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Our Lady of Good Success

Discussion in 'Marian Apparitions' started by Frank Markus, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Hello all,

    I am not sure if anyone has heard of Our Lady of Good Success. As far as I can see, this seems to be an approved apparition of Our Lady that took place in Quito, Ecuador around 1611. With the apparition came some precise prophecies about the 20th century. In fact, they are so spot on that they make me wonder:

    a) if these prophecies are truly from 1611 and speak so precisely about the 20th century and the time thereafter, this would practically answer any questions and leave no room to doubt in terms of faith in general and about what is going on in the world at this moment of history,

    b) if the prophecies are a forgery made after 1611, this would cast severe doubts on the story of Our Lady of Good Success and consequently on other approved apparitions as well.

    I am interested to hear your thoughts on this. If this has been discussed before, kindly apologize, I didn't see it.

    God bless you all,

    Frank
     
  2. Mario

    Mario Powers

  3. AED

    AED Powers

    It has been proven they are from 1611. And Our Lady's prediction about what would happen to Ecuador have come true. I believe it. I think it is our loving God once again providing reassurance to those of us in this terrible age. Somewhat like the Shroud of Turin. Only in the 20th century did it come into Its own and reveal the miraculous truth of the Ressurection.
     
  4. sunburst

    sunburst Archangels

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    The incorrupt body of Mother Mariana and three other Founding Mothers are displayed in a glass case inside the Convent Chapel
     
  5. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    i think Our Lady has placed thid devotion in our hands for these times. i am praying the special novena prayer frm now ln to protect Ireland from abortion. It is a powerful devotion so put it in your stack of weapons.
    Our Lady of Good Success grant good success to the pro life mlvement in Ireland.
     
  6. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I agree Frank it is one of the most spectacular visitations of Our Lady in Church history. I find them a very strong indicator of the Truth of our Faith as you do.
     
  7. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Hello all
    I am so happy about all the responses. Next time I will check thoroughly on what's already been discussed.
    I also plan to pray the Novena, leading up to 2 February, the Feast day.
    God bless you all,
    Frank
     
  8. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Thank you Mario for posting all these previous threads. I have now gone trough them. Luckily, each of them is a few years old so I'm less embarrassed about having started a new thread.

    Thank you AED for your insight that it has been proven the prophecies are from 1611. It gives me strength. There is just one point of doubt remaining in me, and I hope you and the others here don't mind if I point it out. I apologise for playing the devil's advocate but I am really keen to get to the bottom of this majestic prophecy. Here is my point of doubt:

    The prophecy mentions 'republic' as a form of government but to my knowledge no republic existed in 1611. (That is precisely what makes this prophecy so powerful - if it could be proven it was written down in the 17th century, this would at the same time prove its supernatural character.) However, from what I could find, the first written account of the prophecy is by Fr. Pereira and it was written down in 1790. This happens to be exactly one year after the first modern republic was established.

    Thank you Sunburst for pointing out the incorruptibility of the founding Mothers. I agree, this is a strong argument indeed.

    Thank you Maryrose for pointing out the Novena to Our Lady of Good Success. It is amazing, I am planning to start mine on 25 JAN to align with the Feast of Our Lady of Good Success on 2 FEB, and this was already in my calendar before your post. I understand this Novena is very powerful and I plan to ask boldly. I hope this is okay. :)

    Thank you Praetorian, we seem to think exactly alike on Our Lady of Good Sucess. I just hope my devils argument above can be debunked, this would really give me a boost to go through these trying times.

    God bless you all and all others here,

    Frank
     
  9. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Principalities

    But obviously the idea of a Republic is much older than 1790, you could say it dates from Plato and ancient Rome, and his writings were always reasonably well known. There might be other examples of Republics before 1790 too, maybe Holland, to a certain extent, and Switzerland and the UK in the 1650s.
     
  10. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    I had heard of Her but did not know anything about her until reading through the links in this thread. Amazingly accurate whether it is intended for the world or only Ecuador which seems to be the case. The same threats and great evils have affected all.
     
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  11. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Frank, I understand you excitement about this apparition. I had the same excitement as well when I first heard about it. I did fairly extensive research on it at the time. It is true that the apparitions and devotion were recognized early on, back as far as 1611. They are approved. Mother Mariana was asked to write down her experiences by her superiors. She is incorrupt. And a book was written by Fr. Pereira.

    If you are looking for the type of proof that might hold up in a court of law though there is a problem. From what I have been able to uncover there are no physical primary sources that survived before the 1930's. At least I have not been able to find any. I believe all we have existing now are copies of the original books, etc. Granted these copies were made (If memory serves) by nuns under oath that they did not change any of the original writing. So in essence it still comes down to faith on this issue.

    If however you are not as much interested in these apparitions as you are in finding proof of the supernatural, then perhaps you should explore other more recent miracles that we have the luxury of studying scientifically. Such as Eucharistic Miracles like the one at Sokolka Poland or Buenos Aires or the scientific studies that have been done to the miraculous Tilma at Guadalupe. To me these are rock solid proof that God exists and also that Catholicism is the one true religion.

    One last word on Our Lady of Good Success. Obviously something very important happened there with Mother Mariana. We have proof of that going back to the time of her life. If this is true and Our Lord and Our Lady did give her important information for the 20th century, do you think they would allow it to become lost? God is the master of the universe. He can do anything. If he can keep a trillion trillion stars in the heavens then He can surely keep a message intact for a couple of centuries.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  12. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Thank you Praetorian, this is really substantial, strong and uplifting. It is amazing that you should mention the Eucharistic Miracle in Poland. I just went there, although to the one in Legnica. (Poland has two recent Eucharistic Miracles.) It seems to be a blessed country, we have St. JP II and St. Faustina as modern day saints, too. Maybe that's where the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is beginning?
    The Tilma of Guadalupe is also stunning, as is the Shroud of Turin, the Sun Miracle of Fatima and the healings of Lourdes, and more. I looked into a lot of that during my conversion process, which only truly started after my baptism and confirmation in 2010.
    Now I think I just need to actually build my faith.
    Anyway, I will accept Our Lady of Good Success for real. And pray the Novena.
    God bless you all.
    Frank
     
  13. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    You're welcome Frank :)
    I'm glad I could be of some help. Congratulations on your baptism!
    I returned to the faith fairly recently after many years away and I am building my faith up too.
     
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  14. Mary's child

    Mary's child Archangels

    Frank, firstly welcome to our heavenly mother's forum. Secondly, it's exciting and refreshing to see your unquenchable thirst for everything rooted in truth. (y). I find the family here at the forum is full of information and so willing to help fill in the missing gaps in our faith.

    I will keep you in my prayers for your continued strength in your faith.
     
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  15. sunburst

    sunburst Archangels

  16. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Thank you Mary's child for your prayers! Yes, this forum is awesome, feels like home already. I will keep you and others here in my Rosary prayers also (hopefully daily full Rosary prayers, this month I only managed on two days to pray a full Rosary).
    Thank you Sunburst for posting the talk. I will check it out now.
     
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  17. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Frank,

    I want to do the Novena to Our Lady of Good Success also. Do you think that the following site is ok to use? https://www.ourladyofgoodsuccess.com/pages/9-day-novena-to-our-lady-of-good-success

    They suggest that we should begin the novena tomorrow, January 24th.

    Thank you for your help.


    Here is the information and links to the prayers for each day for ease of use, assuming that this site is ok to use:

    9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Good Success

    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.
    Official starting date of the Novena is January 24th ending February 2nd, the Feast of the Purification.
    (Novena can be said any time of year)

    First Day >
    Second Day >
    Third Day >
    Fourth Day >
    Fifth Day >
    Sixth Day >
    Seventh Day >
    Eighth Day >
    Ninth Day >
     
  18. Frank Markus

    Frank Markus New Member

    Yes Carol,
    Spot on. Thanks for the reminder, I wanted to post a reminder also. Let us start today.
    Yes, the link is good. I just received the same link from a good and trustworthy friend who is also praying this.
    One question I have to all here: Is it proper to pray for many intentions or better to just pray for one intention?
    God bless,
    Frank
     

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