Join an urgent novena now underway
In the early 1600s, Our Lady appeared to a holy nun in Quito, Ecuador, Mother Mariana de Jesus, and told her what would happen to the Faith in the 20th century. Priests would cause scandal and people's faith would wane. Mother Mariana agreed to suffer then for what we are going through now.
Our Lady promised to grant all spiritual and temporal requests if we invoke her under the title of Our Lady of Good Success. The annual novena started Tuesday (January 24) and continues till the eve of the Feast of the Purification. (Surely Our Merciful Lord and His Mother will hear your petitions even if you join the novena now.) You can learn more about the novena by searching on "Our Lady of Good Success."
Our friend Patricia wrote in to remind us of this novena. In addition, she asks, "Please, can you put out a call for everyone who reads your blog to pray for a return to faith of all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles? I, along with a group of friends in Massachusetts, will pray with you.
"Your part of the country is in dire need of help. This prophecy is very hopeful. Our Lady said that as it spreads, it will help usher in a complete restoration of Holy Mother Church.
"God bless and keep up the great work. --Patricia"
God bless you, too, Patricia! May Our Lady reward you for your charity toward this Archdiocese!