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Chiesa Viva: The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success

Chiesa Viva: The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success

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An edition of the Chiesa Viva magazine featuring the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success to Bl. Mariana de Jesus Torres and her astounding prophecies for our times
An edition of the Chiesa Viva magazine featuring the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success to Bl. Mariana de Jesus Torres and her astounding prophecies for our times

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MENSILE DI FORMAZIONE E CULTURA
DIRETTORE responsabile
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sac.dott. Luigi VillaDirezione - Redazione - Amministrazione:
Operaie di Maria Immacolata e Editrice CiviltàVia G.Galilei, 121 25123 Brescia - Tel. e fax (030) 3700003www.chiesaviva.com
Autor. Trib. Brescia n. 58/1990 - 16-11-1990Fotocomposizione in proprio - Stampa: Com & Print (BS)contiene I.R.
«TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE»(Jo.8, 32)
Chiesaviva
YEAR XXXIX- N°
413
FEBRUARY
2009
Poste Italiane S.p.a. - Spedizione in Abbonamento Postale - D.L. 353/2003(conv. L. 27/02/2004 n° 46) art. 1, comma 2, DCB Brescia. Abbonamento annuo:
ordinario Euro 35, sostenitore Euro 65 una copia Euro 3, arretrata Euro 3,5(inviare francobolli). Per l’estero Euro 65+sovrattassa postaleLe richieste devono essere inviate a:
Operaie di Maria Immacolata e Editrice Civiltà
25123Brescia, Via G.Galilei, 121 - C.C.P. n.11193257I manoscritti, anche se non pubblicati, non vengono restituitiOgni Autore scrive sotto la sua personale responsabilità
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The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success
1288 Summit Ave Suite 107 - Oconomowoc, WI. 53066 - phone 262-567-0920- www.ourladyofgoodsuccess.com
 
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t was the year 1563. In theBasque province of Viscaya,near to the border withFrance, into an aristocratic familyof Spain,
Mariana Francisca de Je-sus Torres y Berriochoa
was bornas the first daughter of Diego Tor-res and Maria Berriochoa, both de-vout Catholics.Mariana was endowed “with rarebeauty, quick intelligence, a sweetnature and, above all, a strong in-clination toward virtue”. From in-fancy, Mariana rejected all thechildish games of youth to secretlyretire to the church of her baptism,which was close to her home. Hermother would often find her pros-trate there before the Tabernacle.At the age of seven, a fire broke out in the church de-stroying it and damaging her house and paternalproperty, precipitating the family into poverty. Theparents of the young girl found themselves obliged toleave Viscaya and to relocate themselves and theirthree children to Santiago of Galicia, in the north-western part of Spain.
 
One day, prostrate at the foot of theTabernacle, with her heart inflamedwith burning desire to unite herselfto Jesus in Holy Communion, Mari-ana exclaimed aloud: «Oh, myLove! When will that day arrivewhen I might unite myself to Youin Holy Communion?». Instantly,she heard a voice coming from theTabernacle:
«Whatever day you de-sire, My daughter, for your heart iseven now prepared!».
Unveiling the secret of this dialogueto a Franciscan priest, with his in-struction, she began to prepare forthis great day. On
December 8,1572,
at the age of nine, Mariana re-ceived her First Holy Communion.Upon her first embrace with Jesusthe torrent of divine love in her heart overwhelmedher and she fell into ecstasy. She saw our ImmaculateMother who explained to her the grandeur of the vowof virginity. She taught her the meaning of such a vowand instructed Mariana to make it, for her HeavenlyQueen had destined her to be a religious of her Im-maculate Conception.by doct.
Franco Adessa
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“Chiesa viva” *** February 2009
The
Direction of “Chiesa viva”
addresses special thanks to
Mrs.Kathleen Heckenkamp
of
“The Apostolate of Our Lady ofGood Success”
www.ourladyofgoodsuccess.com for her supportin finding all the documents needed for this Special Edition.These thanks are also extended to
Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D.
of
“Tradition in Action, Inc.”,
www.TraditionInAction.org, for hertwo volumes
“The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana”,
whichhave been quoted several times in this English Special Edition.
Countenance of the Statue of 
Our Lady of Good Succes
 placed above the main altar of the church dedicated to her, in Madrid.
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As soon as Mariana heard of thefoundation of this new Convent, sheunderstood Jesus’ words when Hewas inviting her to leave her paternalhome to join Him.The founding Mother Maria decidedto take Mariana with her and, a fewdays before taking leave, upon re-ceiving Holy Communion, she had avision of Jesus Who explained to her:
«My Spouse, the time has alreadyarrived for you to bid an eternal farewell to yourmotherland and to your paternal home. Eagerly cov-eting your beauty, Iwill bring you to My house,where, behind strong walls, you will live far fromflesh and blood, hidden and forgotten by all humancreatures. For your inheritance and patrimony, youwill have, in imitation of Me, the cross and greatsufferings. Strength and courage will not be lacking to you. Idesire only that your will be always pre-pared to do Mine».
In 1576, no sooner did
Mother Maria,
the other fourfounding mothers and
Mariana
embarked forEcuador, when a tempest of unimaginable fury cameover the ocean. The clear sky of day suddenly dark-ened, being transformed into a most disastrous night.The ship began to sink and the frightened sailors, ren-dering their efforts futile, cried out that this terribletempest would bury them all in the ocean’s bottom-less tomb. Thinking to be cause of such disaster, Mari-ana joined her aunt to pray to God for His mercy.Then both Mother Maria and Mariana beheld a vision.From out of the ocean,
a monstrous serpent with sev-en heads arose, stirring up the waters of the sea, andattempting to destroy and sink their ship.
Mariana fainted. However Mother Maria continuedher entreaties to Heaven and upon completion of herprayer, suddenly, the light of the day made a breachin the darkness and the tempest calmed down. Godhad answer her prayer.When Mariana woke up, she told her aunt that shehas seen a serpent larger than the sea and then
a Ladyof incomparable beauty appeared “clothed in thesun, crowned with stars, carrying a beautiful Childin her arms” and over her heart a monstrance of theBlessed Sacrament.
In her hand she carried a largecross of gold, which had a sharp lance at its end. TheLady, with the help of the Blessed Sacrament and thehand of the Child, struck the head of the serpent withthe end of this cross so forcefully that the serpent wasslashed to pieces.Two years later,
Mother Maria
ordered to strike acloth
medallion showing 
the scene of Mariana’s vi-sion, and since that time the Conceptionists wear it onthe breast of their habit.The founding Sisters arrived in Quito on December30, 1576. On January 13, 1577, the Convent was found-ed. The spiritual and temporal government of the reli-gious was placed in the hands of Rev. Father
Antonio
“Chiesa viva” *** February 2009
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Then, she saw in the Tabernacle the Three Persons ofthe Most Holy Trinity and St. Joseph. She pronouncedthe solemn vow of chastity, repeating the wordstaught to her by Our Lady. When she was finished,the Eternal Father blessed the union of Mariana andHis Holy Son, who asked her to walk the road of sac-rifice and love.***The leading families of Quito, along with many inhabi-tants of the city, met a group of friars to petition theKing of Spain to found the first Convent of the Immac-ulate Conception of the New World, in their colony.The King,
Philip II,
in 1566, issued the Royal Edict forthe foundation of the
Convent of the ImmaculateConception
of Quito, dedicated to praying the DivineOffice and devoted to the religious education and for-mation of the Spanish daughters and criollas of thespanish colony. The King himself sent from Spain thefirst group of founding mothers and he placed at theirhead the
Rev. Mother Maria de Jesus Taboada,
relat-ed to the royal family and aunt of Mariana.
The
Medallion,
ordered by
Mother Maria de Jesus Taboada,
tocommemorate Mariana’s vision of Our Lady who, with the help of theBlessed Sacrament and the hand of the Child struck and killed the ser- pent with seven heads. Since then, all the Sisters of the Convent of theImmaculate Conception of Quito wear it on the breast of their habit.

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