ACT OF REPENTANCE
I believe in Thee, O my God.
O most Excellent and Immaculate Queen of
Remember, Virgin Mary of Good Success,
We salute thee Mary, as the Favored Daughter of God the Father.
We salute thee Mary, as the Chosen Mother of the Divine Son .
We salute thee Mary, as the Singular Spouse of the Holy Ghost.
Glory be to the Father...
Consider how the city of Quito and its oldest Convent, the Convent of the Conceptionists, also experienced the special favor of the glorious Mother of Good Success, who appeared prodigiously to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, a Spaniard and one of the Founding Mothers of this Convent, in the year 1610, after the Convent had already been founded for 33 years. This fortunate and pious sister was praying alone with tender devotion, imploring the help of Mary under the avocation of Good Success for the needs of her own soul, for her sisters in the cloister, and for all mankind. In the fervor of her pleas, made with such profound faith and confidence, she raised her eager eyes to Heaven, calling on her Mother to come and save her and grant what she humbly asked with sincere interest for the good of her Convent and for all the Catholic Church.
Suddenly a refulgent light flooded the church, and the good sister fell into ecstasy. Her mind was overcome by a sudden astonishment and her heart was moved by an inexplicable joy. Her faith grew and her devotion increased as the light diffused itself before her astonished and dazzled gaze. A singular joy entered her heart, and she redoubled her pleas in an ecstasy of unlimited confidence.
Thus is the soul invited to leave the mean Earth and look to Heaven with the eyes of a lively and penetrating faith. Heaven opens for it a path to the light of divine clarity and inundates it with the splendors of divinity. "The just live by faith." So indeed do the Just make their Heaven here on the lowly earth, attracting by their faith the light that does nothing to diminish the morning stars.
Let us also strengthen our faith in the revealed mysteries. Let us see with the eyes of intelligence, following the example of true religious souls, all the actions of our lives, leaving aside all thoughts of this lowly material life and focusing our understanding with efforts of faith on the ways of Divine Providence. It is principally by prayer that we leave this earth and transfer our thinking to matters of Heaven, where the Omnipotent God and Mary, his Daughter, Mother, and Spouse, dwell, awaiting our humble entreaties as pilgrims who, prostrate at their feet, implore the graces that we need.
O, inaccessible light of supernatural
truth that illuminates our being with its celestial
splendor and leads us to Thee, illuminate our minds with
the light of the firm and living faith. It was such a
faith that moved Our Mother of Good Success to show
herself to the eyes of that blessed Conceptionist
religious Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres.. Because we are
anxious to enjoy the supernatural goods, help us to be
less concerned about the things of this earth. With the
protection of Holy Mary and a constant and sure faith in
the revealed mysteries, help us to live contemplating the
brilliance of our final end and anticipating the joy of
seeing Thee and Mary Most Holy for all eternity.
Act of Thanksgiving to the
Thus art thou, most clement Mother, our
consolation on earth, our refuge, our help and our
protection in both our public and private needs.
Safeguard us from war, pestilence, hunger, storms,
earthquakes and all the calamities, which we merit by our
guilt.. Pray for the Holy Church and for her visible
head. Hear the supplications of those who invoke thee. Be
thou our Advocate, our Mother, for as thus do we place
our confidence in thee. To thee do we have recourse, and
through thy intercession we hope to achieve from thy Son
pardon for our sins and perseverance in grace until
Here, each one raising up
his heart to God, should ask, through the intercession of
Blessed Mary of Good Success, that grace or favor which
he desires to receive.
Praises to the Holy Virgin
O Virgin Mary, our Mother preeminent
above all on earth.
Above all others, thou were attentive to
the Word of the Father, who does great things in thy
Thou art the most worthy temple of the Most Holy
In thee is that same purity the Angels enjoy.
The Christian world proclaims that thou doth reign on the
right side of the King of Kings.
O Mother of Grace! O our
hope! Port for the shipwrecked and star of the sea.
of Heaven, health of the sick, light in the darkness.
Through thee, we will find ourselves before God in the
court of the Saints, where He lives and reigns.
steps and help us, O sweet Mary, in our last hours.
Receive this praise from our tender lips, which cannot
express thy singular grandeur.
Mary save the miserable,
help the weak, intercede for the afflicted, plead for the
V. Pray for us, O Virgin of Good Success!
R. So that we may be made worthy to receive the promises of Christ.
We ask thee, Our Lord and God, that Thou
grant us health of soul and body through the intercession
of the glorious Virgin Mary. Through her merits and those
of her sovereign Child Jesus, we hope to be freed from
the present evils and to attain eternal happiness.
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