Here's a brief summary of the marvelous story of Our Lady of Good Success: The place is Quito, Ecuador and the year is 1611. Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, a nun to whom Our Lady appeared. Then, a great light had filled the church and she had beheld the Most Holy Trinity with Mary Most Holy, resplendent and queenly. Lo and behold, the Blessed Virgin approached and entered the statue of her, as rays of the sun penetrated a transparent crystal. At that moment the statue took on life and sang the Magnificat! Then she said these words: "I am the Mother of Mercy and in me there is only goodness and love. Let them come to me, for I will lead them to Him." Isn’t that the definition of success for you and me—to be led by Mother Mary to Her Son, Jesus? To reach the fulfillment of her promise to lead us to her son, let us pray this Novena: "Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father , through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name request)... Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be... Saint Michael, pray for us. Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son , through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name request) ... Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be... Saint Gabriel, pray for us. Hail Mary Most Holy, Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost, through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name request) ... Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be... Saint Raphael, pray for us." Remember to do this for the next nine days!
Our Lady of Good Success
St. Andrew Christmas Novena
This tradition dates back over 100 years and it begins today, November 30th. It is believed whoever recites this novena prayer FIFTEEN times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (Nov. 30) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested. Hail and Blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O My God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
Election Prayer to Mary
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life. Amen
St. Teresa of Avila Prayer
Let nothing trouble you Let nothing frighten you All things pass away God never changes Patience obtains all things Those who have God lack nothing God alone suffices.