The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana Vol. 2
The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira - 1790 Volume II continues the account of the apparitions and favors from Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana in the 17th century. Our Lady told her that a great crisis in the Church would begin in the middle of the 20th century, and that only then would this devotion become known, for it would be a remedy for that crisis. The prophecies specific to our times describe an enormous apostasy in the Church, the general corruption of the clergy and Prelates, heresies, the abandonment of the rules in convents and monasteries, and the culpability of high ecclesiastical authorities. Our Lady predicted that at the moment when the abuse of those authorities would reach an apex and the situation would seem lost, she would intervene and restore the Catholic Church to her proper splendor. Volume II also tells the story of how the statue of Our Lady of Good Success was made and miraculously completed on January 16, 1611, by the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael and St. Francis of Assisi. It ends with the moving account of the reading of her last will and testament to the Convent, her death, and the first miracles that followed.