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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pilgrimage Quito 2015 Day3: Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres

Each day of the pilgrimage seems to be more incredible than the last. Today after having the Latin Mass with Fr. Bartholomew at the Conceptionist Convent, we had the rare privilege of visiting the incorrupt body of the servant of God, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. Mother Mariana was an incredible soul who was visited many times by Our Blessed Mother and was given messages for our sad time today, hence Our Lady of Good Success. If you do not know her story I recommend getting the two volume set of her life. We need to spread her story and message. Our friends here in Quito arranged for us to visit her privately and we spent nearly an hour with her. We also had the opportunity to see the bodies of the foundress of the Conceptionist Convent and some of the other saintly sisters. Afterwords the nuns brought us sandwiches, cookies and drink while we perused the gift shop. We then visited the Blessed Sacrament chapel and the Franciscan Monastery and museum which were also well worth a visit. The churches here in Quito rival those in Rome, etc.






3 comments:

Exploring Devotee said...

The first picture above, the body layed on bed, is that the body of Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres?

Matthew Bellisario said...

Yes it is.

Exploring Devotee said...

Wow. I thought her body was buried together with the foundresses, but then she (mother mariana) was the one layed on bed. Amazing. I hope you could give us more pictures of her incorrupt body if possible. And i hope the speedy process of her cause, hope you'll update us regarding her cause if you know the latest update. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us!