Is Now The Time?
Four hundred years ago, in 1611, the Bishop of Quito, Ecuador, approved an apparition of the Blessed Mother in his diocese known as "Our Lady of Good Success." The visionary was Mother Marians de Jesus Torres who saw Mary at her Conceptionist Royal Convent in Quito in 1594. The Blessed Mother made prophecies about events that would happen in the Church in both Quito and worldwide, many of which are understood to have already come true.
She predicted great upheaval in the Church that would occur in the late 19th and 20th centuries, but assured Mother Mariana that, in the end, there would be a restoration (hence the title "good success" or buen suceso, best understood as happy ending or good outcome). One of the nation's most talented Catholic apologists, Matthew Arnold, has made the promotion of this title of Our Lady a hallmark of his efforts.
"Quito contains a hopeful message of restoration, and Matthew presents it in a hopeful way. It gives me a new perspective when I watch the news. I know that whatever goes wrong, a good ending is coming." -Dr. Carol Younger, Professor of Catechetics, University of Sacramento