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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Our Lady of Good Success Prophesied the Challenges of Our Own Day

Read some of Our Lady's prophecies for our time given to Mother Mariana almost 400 years ago! I think the truth of these prophecies is self-evident:

"[T]he spirit of impurity will saturate the atmosphere in those times. Like a filthy ocean, it will run through the streets, squares and public places with an astonishing liberty..." 
“[T]he Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, … will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church.”

"Oh, if only human beings and religious knew what Heaven is and what it is to possess God, how differently they would live, sparing no sacrifice in order to enter more fully into possession of it! But some let themselves be dazzled by the false glamour of honors and human greatness while others are blinded by self-love, not realizing that they are falling into lukewarmness, that immense evil which in religious houses destroys their fervor, humility, self-renunciation and the ceaseless practice of religious virtues and fraternal charity and that child-like simplicity which makes souls so dear to my Divine Son and to me, their Mother."
"O, if mortals only understood how to appreciate the time given to them, and would take advantage of each moment of their lives, how different the world would be! And a considerable number of souls would not fall to their eternal perdition! But this contempt is the fundamental cause for their downfall!"
"See and contemplate the grandeur of this restoring and life-giving Sacrament of Penance, so forgotten and even scorned by ungrateful men, who in their foolish madness, do not realize that it is the only sure means of salvation after one has lost his baptismal innocence. What is most grievous is that even the ministers of My Most Holy Son do not give to it the value that they should, viewing with cold indifference this valuable and precious treasure, which has been placed in their hands for the restoration of souls redeemed by the Blood of the Redeemer. There are those who consider hearing confession as a loss of time and a futile thing. O, alas! If priests were given to see directly that which you are now contemplating and were enlightened with the Light that now illuminates you, they would then recognize this gift!..."
"The Sacred Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed and despised. ...The demon will try to persecute the Ministers of the Lord in every possible way and he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation, corrupting many of them. These corrupted priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will incite the hatred of the bad Christians and the enemies of the Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church to fall upon all priests. This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good Pastors of the Church...."
"Moreover, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury which, acting thus to snare the rest into sin, will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women, and in this supreme moment of need of the Church, those who should speak will fall silent."
"But know, beloved daughter, that when your name is made known in the 20th century, there will be many who will not believe, claiming that this devotion is not pleasing to God...A simple humble faith in the truth of My apparitions to you, My predilect child, will be reserved for humble and fervent souls docile to the inspirations of grace, for Our Heavenly Father communicates His secrets to the simple of heart, and not to those whose hearts are inflated with pride, pretending to know what they do not, or self-satisfied with empty knowledge."
Our Lord also appered and spoke to Mother Mariana:
"For in all times I have need of valiant souls to save My Church and the prevaricating world."
"Know, moreover, that Divine Justice releases terrible chastisements on entire nations, not only for the sins of the people, but for those of priests and religious persons. For the latter are called, by the perfection of their state, to be the salt of the earth, the masters of truth, and the deflectors of Divine Wrath. Straying from their divine mission, they degrade themselves in such a way that, before the eyes of God they quicken the rigor of the punishments..."
These apparitions at Quito were a preview to Fatima and Akita. They make me resolve to recommit to praying the daily rosary, going to Mass as often as possible, and going to Confession regularly.

Read more here and here.

Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Our Lady of Akita, pray for us.


TLM said...

Yep....I have been saying this often in my comments on different Catholic sites....PRAY YOUR ROSARIES PEOPLE!! I too have to make a better effort not just to pray it 4 or 5 times a week, but EVERY DAY.....EVERY DAY....EVERY DAY!!! I cannot tell you how often I am stopped from praying the Rosary by distractions that are unavoidable. Who do you think THAT IS??? These are desperate times, whether or not people choose to believe it. Satan seems to be having a 'field day.'

Anonymous said...

Hi: I have just learned about Our Lady of Good Success. Remind me what “Good success” stands for again. I know it does not mean earthly success but rather some sort of spiritual success tied in with the Incarnation.

Thank you for the post. Learning

Anonymous said...

Oops, I should have listened first! Good success means good outcome... Learning