Before you begin the Novena, here is a bit of background:
Between 1594 and 1634, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a cloistered Conceptionist sister in Quito, Ecuador named Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. Our Lady appeared to her asking that she wished to be known under the title of Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso which in English translates to Our Lady of Good Success.
She spoke to Mother Mariana about the future times that were to come for the Catholic Church particularly during the 20th Century. Our Blessed Mother described for her the grave crisis that would take place then in the Church and also society in general. In fact, the gravity of this crisis was conveyed so distinctly that it caused this poor sister to die from the effects of watching what was to happen to the Church in the future.
You can read more about the apparitions and the statue that was begun by a local artist but then miraculously finished by the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, along with Saint Francis on our page devoted to the conceptionist Monastery in Quito, Ecuador. On that page is an especially interesting story written by a mother who traveled there…don’t miss it!
You can find out more about the Novena here (external link….this window will remain open).