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Our Lady of the Good Event

Where:  Quito, Ecuador

When:  1594- 1634


A Conceptionist sister named Mother Mariana de Jesús Torres purportedly received Marian apparitions under this title from 2 February 1594 to 2 February 1634.  In 1611, the local bishop gave his approval to the apparitions that had occurred up to that point. The apparition messages predict a "spiritual catastrophe" in the Catholic Church and in society, beginning "shortly after the middle of the twentieth century" and including:  


  • Profanation of the Sacrament of Matrimony

  • Depraved priests who will scandalize the faithful and cause suffering for good priests

  • Unbridled lust which will ensnare many souls

  • Loss of innocence among children and loss of modesty among women

  • Lack of priestly and religious vocations

  • Widespread moral corruption

The messages prophesy that the current period of catastrophe will be followed by a period of restoration.

On 8 December 1634, the apparition predicted that papal infallibility "will be declared a dogma of the Faith by the same Pope chosen to proclaim the dogma of the Mystery of My Immaculate Conception."  In 1854, Pope Pius IX defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, and in 1870, he declared the dogma of papal infallibility as defined by the First Vatican Council.

Mother Mariana died on 16 January 1635,

 shortly after the last alleged apparition. When her tomb was reopened in 1906, her body was found to be incorrupt.  The Archdiocese of Quito opened her cause for canonization in 1986 and finished the diocesan stage of the process in 1997.