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Our Lady of Quito prophesied that in the 60s there would be spiritual catastrophe in the Church; then, through the faith of the just, a ‘complete restoration’

But first, there would be a total corruption of morals in society; this would affect the Church, too

By on Thursday, 26 July 2012

I was leafing through the current issue of The Flock, the newsletter of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, (available here) when I came across an article by the redoubtable Mrs Daphne McLeod about Our Lady of Quito—otherwise known as Our Lady of Good Success—who appeared several times to Mother Mariana, Abbess of the convent of the Immaculate Conception in Quito, Ecuador, at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries.

On one of these occasions, she made a particularly remarkable prophecy. You will see why—knowing Mrs McLeod’s passionate concern for the religious education of our children, and her repeated warnings over the years about the consequences of the denatured and insubstantial superficiality of what they are now fed as RE—she draws our attention in The Flock to this particular apparition of Our Lady.

My source for what follows is an admirable and extremely useful site, snappily entitled “Apparitions and Shrines of the Blessed Virgin Mary which have been approved by legitimate Church Authority”.

Early in the morning of January 21, 1610, the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael appeared to Mother Mariana. Then Our Lady appeared to her and predicted many things about our own times: this is part of what Mother Mariana afterwards related that she told her:

“…. I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…. the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs (morals)….

“They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times! It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation…

“As for the Sacrament of Matrimony… it will be attacked and deeply profaned… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished… Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the dearth of priestly and religious vocations.

“The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised… The Devil will try to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests…

“Further, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury, which will ensnare the rest into sin and conquer innumerable frivolous souls, who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.” In a subsequent apparition, Our Lady told Mother Mariana that these apparitions were not to become generally known until the twentieth century.

Now, it is true that Our Lady’s prophecies here are concerned particularly with what will happen more than three centuries in the future “in what is today the Colony and will then be the Republic of Ecuador”, where, she says, “Satan will reign almost completely by means of the Masonic sects”. All the same (though I can’t quite see the few harmless Masons I have known bringing in the sovereignty of Satan here) the relevance of these prophecies to English Society and the English Church (indeed to the whole modern world) in the twentieth century—and therefore now—is obvious enough. She even homes in on the sixties: she times this “eruption” of the passions to take place “shortly after the middle of the twentieth century”.

Particularly striking, you may think, are Our Lady’s words about how “the Sacrament of Matrimony …will be attacked and deeply profaned”, and that remarkable passage about some “depraved priests, who will scandalise the Christian people, [and who] will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests…”

Mrs McLeod sees particular relevance to her own concerns about the woeful state and dire consequences of what our children are taught in Catholic schools, and draws attention particularly to Our Lady’s prophecy that those who do Satan’s will “would ‘focus particularly on the children in order to achieve this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times!’ “. Mrs McLeod observes that “We can see only too clearly what she meant now that the inadequate, even false, religious teaching given to the children in so many Catholic schools and parishes leaves them highly vulnerable to the explicit classroom lessons on sex, not to mention the television programmes and computer games, which inevitably corrupt and deprave them.”

No doubt someone will throw doubt on that analysis, and say that the prophecy really isn’t about RE in rainy old England but about what’s supposed to be going on now in Ecuador (incidentally does anyone out there know anything about what IS going on in Ecuador?); but if anyone does say that, I think they will be quite wrong. Our Lady’s prophecies are usually universal in their application: and we live in what is sometimes ludicrously called a “globalised world”. These prophecies are just as much about about Europe and North America: there is surely no doubt that these extraordinary words are meant for us, too. A few translations to modern idioms and modern forms of collaboration with Satan may be necessary: I have just mentioned the mild and unthreatening nature of English masonry. But it hasn’t been like that everywhere. In 1952, for instance, the Grand Lodge of France passed a series of resolutions against the Catholic Church, including one “to unmask by every means the subtle scheming of the Vatican State Secretariat, which aims at imposing the shameful guardianship of religious and political-economic dictatorship on the whole of mankind . . . and to accept, in the relentless struggle against clericalism, every alliance compatible with the Masonic ideal.”

Well, there are plenty of anti-clerical cults today, consumed by a fanatical anti-clericalism of exactly the same sort, who wage a constant struggle to get God out of modern culture in any way they can think of, large and small; How about this example, reported approvingly by one of these anti-God cults, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, in which an outfit called New York City Atheists is joining one Dr. Michael Newdow, a California-based Atheist “physician/lawyer”, in a suit to get the words “In God We Trust” removed from American coins and currency. That would be a small but significant victory in the unending culture wars of our times.

You can all think of a hundred other examples, emanating not just from hard-line cultists like Dawkins, but from soft-core and mostly low-key almost subconsciously anti-Christian organisations like the BBC. It all adds up to a cultural explosion, the effects of which have indeed erupted, as Our Lady prophesied, in “a total corruption” of our mores and many of our institutions, both within the Church and in the wider secular society of which we are part.

The most important thing to understand is that it would be just wrong to despair at all this. The fightback is underway. For, in the end, Our Lady of Quito’s prophecies do not end with spiritual catastrophe. In a later apparition she foretold that “In order to free men from bondage to these heresies, those whom the merciful love of My Most Holy Son will destine for that restoration will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and much confidence in God. To test this faith and confidence of the just, there will be occasions when everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. This, then, will be the happy beginning of the complete restoration.”

I believe we have seen that faith and valour over the last half century, above all in the present Holy Father and his heroic predecessor; and that that complete restoration has indeed happily begun.

  • Ann Couper-Johnston

    Our German Shepherd doesn’t give me the impression of letting the grass grow under his feet ….. can the Mexican hierarchy give him a nudge?

    We have the advantage of a Holy Father who has the wickedness of the end 19th/20th century in his bones – he grew up with it holding sway around him (and, thank God, Faithful parents who taught him otherwise: I suspect that has been the greatest influence of all on him) and saw the complete collapse of society and government, with blatent lies repeated as truth just as they are today, when we refer to “women’s reproductive rights” and mean by that that the one thing we are NOT going to allow them is reproduction.

  • Ann Couper-Johnston

    If anyone wants to read up about the Masons and their incompatibility with the Church, the CTS publish a booklet by Fr Ashley Beck which will give you more background at a useful length and I am sure there will be more to follow up suggested as well (if you have time!). 

  • Ann Couper-Johnston

    Looks like there are at least two people around who actually know enough to contribute an interesting theological discussion, and you and I are fortunate enough to be around to enjoy it.

    MIght it be relevant that Dr Ratzinger was Professor of the History of Dogma?

    If our correspondents have written of the cyclical as being natural and pagan, is it not also our usual experience?  We come from a high point in our spiritual life (a retreat, an Easter confession) resolved to do great things, which for a while we achieve …. but then our life gets crowded once more by other matters and we no longer act with the same vision, until, again, we need a nudge toward the good.  Maybe it is not so much cyclical (which does perhaps suggest all sorts of pagan ideas and possibly the enevitability of being caught up in a continuing cycle, which we are not; history (which we must not forget is Salvation History) will, one day, end).. Ebb and flow with  forward movement at the same time might be an idea that is useful?

  • JabbaPapa

    If our correspondents have written of the cyclical as being natural and pagan, is it not also our usual experience?


    Remember though — pagan doesn’t just mean “of non-Christian and non-Jewish religion” ; it can sometimes mean “as pertaining to local customs or understandings or life styles”, and in this second sense it is not always incompatible with Christian Faith.

    This takes meaning within the flesh/spirit dichotomy of broadly European and Mediterranean religiosity generally.

  • becsempészett

    As a Hungarian who experienced the joys of an atheist régime, from 1946 to 1989, and its effects on the Church, I see the same modus operandi employed by the Church Baiters in the Western Democracies. First, liberalise abortion: secondly, undermine the family nucleus by allowing the State to be the legal and real arbitrator in all matters applying to children and their education:thirdly, denounce and distort any pronouncement relating to  the Res Publica made by the Pope and the Bishops. A subtle war is being waged against the Body of Christ.

  • Rickadine

    I am surprised that you could so subtly disqualify the prophecies regarding the masonic movement by squeezing in (para 10, line 5) “though I can’t quite see the few harmless Masons I have known bringing in the sovereignty of Satan here”.  You should already be aware of how evil works.  You don’t have to see it for it to happen.  No one believed Hitler was perpetrating such horror until….  Is it so easy to disqualify because we can’t see……. 

  • Fides_et_Ratio

    Dawkins only considers *empirical* evidence. In other words, Dawkins has decreed that everyone must be a materialist like him, lest he be branded “irrational” and deprived of human rights.

  • Wang154

    great saints have always been raised up by God in the most turbulent times. HAVE FAITH! BE NOT AFRAID! 

  • Fides_et_Ratio

    Vatican II itself was a correct and very necessary council.
    The problem was the loony “spirit of Vatican II” that followed it.

    Do you really think that the Church erred when She proclaimed freedom of religion and freedom of expression?

    If Vatican II had never happened, three things would have happened:
    1) Misguided Catholics, thinking that oppressive theocracy is a Catholic teaching, would infringe the human rights of non-Catholics in Catholic-majority countries.
    2) Because of the problem above, the anti-Catholic hatred would be far greater than it is today. Persecution would be fiercer.
    3) Because people would be shocked by Catholics preaching against human rights, and because of the persecution, there would be a great apostasy (on this subject we are even, because the apostasy happened anyway).

    So, without Vatican II, things would be no better.

    In other words:

    Traditionalists recognize the saints from Abraham to Pius XII.
    Orthodox Catholics recognize saints from Abraham to saint Josemaria Escriva and beyond. They are in perfect communion.

  • Fides_et_Ratio

    I agree that the world in 1950 was not the Garden of Eden. But I think it was less bad than today.

    I hope for the Church to grow stronger and stronger.

    Still, I think you have a point: we should stop idolizing the past, or hoping for a wonderful future. The only paradise shall happen after death.

  • Texas

    Blessed Miguel is already on North American Catholic calendars although I’m not sure when he was put on.

  • karlf

    and what evidence are you offering?

  • Joseph

    Has anyone ever confirmed that Pope John XXX III was a Mason ?

  • Fides_et_Ratio

     That is unlikely, given that he was an excellent Pope and has already been beatified.

  • Joseph

    Google Angelo Roncalli freemason.

  • Fides_et_Ratio

     Oh please. Blessed John XXIII was an excellent, orthodox Pope.

    We should be grateful to have had these awesome Popes – venerable Pius XII, blessed John XXIII, servant of God Paul VI, blessed John Paul the Great, and now the genius Benedict XVI.

    Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Be grateful for these wonderful orthodox Popes.

  • Mcross

    In the end Mary’s Immaculate Heart will prevail!

  • Mcross

    Very insightful!

  • Adrian Johnson

    I know that.

    However, people who have died long after him are now “Saint,” not merely “Blessed.”  As crowds in Rome chanted, after the death of JP II, –so I say:   “santo subito! Santo Subito !  SANTO SUBITO !” Cardinal John Henry Newman became Saint J H Newman just as England needed a moral beacon,  swept as it is by a tidal wave of moral relativism.  Father Miguel Pro needs to become Saint Miguel Pro to be a guiding light to a failed-state Mexico terrorized by drug-fueled anarchy, aided and abetted by official corruption.  When the Church honours God’s heros, through their intercession He sends great blessings and miracles to the lands that they loved and called home.   

  • Adrian Johnson

    Yes.  But it is APPROVED private revelation, which means there is nothing contrary to Catholic doctrine; and that if it floats your boat ( = deepens your spirituality or illuminates your understanding) , go with the flow.  It it doesn’t, it means only that it does not suit your “learning style.”  However, it would seem imprudent to dismiss without open-minded investigation of an apparition–and, more importantly, its message– preferably from ORIGINAL SOURCES.  (I would not blame you if you dismissed this account of Our Lady of Quito as presented here third-hand in Mr Oddie’s column ;-)  There are better historical sources on the web you can look at with the click of a button.  So: 

    As St Paul said in 1 Thessalonians,  ; ” [19] Extinguish not the spirit. ( = don’t dismiss it out of hand) [20] Despise not prophecies.[21] But prove all things  ( = ponder with prayerful discernment) ;  hold fast that which is good.

  • Adrian Johnson

    —And when the powers-that-be outlaw home schooling, –there is *underground* schooling: which Catholic nations (and modern China) behind the Iron curtain rapidly developed into an art form in the cold war era.  The great thing about studying social history from several sources (not just the official versions) is you can learn so much that you can re-invent to suit present and future need :-)

  • Adrian Johnson

    That is an insult to the brave and charismatic mockingbird:  It doesn’t so much “mock” as elegantly plagarize and enhance, the way Shakespeare’s history plays  improved on the dull plots of Holinshed’s Chronicles.

  • Lucasdezso

     The Great Monarch will restore everything.   He is coming from Hungary.
    God bless the Hungarians.

  • becsempészett

    The Holy Crown shall decide who he, or she, shall be! Do not forget our friends the Poles!

  • bluesuede

    Good article.  You mentioned that you don’t see how “a few harmless
    Masons,(even ones you know) could be the cause of the reign of Satan.”
    It usually isn’t the guy next door.  There are levels of Freemasonry. 
    The highest levels 33rd Mason and whatever, have always done the dirty

    It is more sinister than that. The huge multi-national power elite,
    who “own” oil,natural gas, food,pharmaceuticals, media and movie
    industry,insurance, health care, unions, banks, National Education
    Association, politicians in all countries and control just about every
    needful  that we use in our daily lives. Read Pope Leo
    Xlll’s encyclical on secret societies, he named the danger of the masons when he wrote it at the end of the 19th


  • bluesuede

    I read that the great monarch is French.?

  • Joseph

    It all went south after Vatican II.  Middle of the 20TH Century, yeah, I’d say Mary nailed in Quito.

  • Lucasdezso

     He was anoited by God when he was 40 years old. This was in 2005. He is the descendent of the Luis the 17.
    Prison and rumours of escape. He did escape to his grandmother MariaTherezia the Queen of Hungary and Austria. He will come from small France but not France. (Burgondia)

    God bless the Hungarians.

  • nozskkzskztI

    As long as the Church preached the teachings of Christ, unwatered down, we should not care about the opinions of men. VII let the devil in the Church.

  • Fides_et_Ratio

     Vatican II did not water down the Faith. On the contrary, it purified the Faith.

  • Juanitavchicago

    Yes, I know marrriage is getting destroyed.  Knowing many Catholic couples that have children staying together without  matrimony vows.  I think that inviting some of thee couples to attend a Mass to restore their union by making it possible as they do celebrations for Golden Weddings.  Many with children can’t dream of doing their marriage vows, due to finances.  This would lesson the fee and they would have  the celebration  done with many other couples that are in this situation. Relatives of those  couples would surely inform them of such a way to bless their union.

  • Zacantony

    You might be surprised at what the ‘harmless’  masons are up to… they can be completely hidden and  change your world  via interpretation of the laws and court judgments. And, like the devil that is what the whole agenda is about.

  • No more NO!

    Marie-Julie Jahenny, the Breton, French Stigmatist, Eucharistic Faster, Prophetess, Miracle Worker ……etc….etc…….Is ALSO extremely overdue for Canonisation -  Marie-Julie was accepted and visited by Pope Pius XII and received the support of many Bishops   Padre Pio called her “That Humble Violet”

    Marie Julie prophesized that there would be “a new Mass” – Our Lord gave her that information at the beginning of the C20th Century. – She ALSO said that Our Lord and St Michael the Archangel were not at all happy about the fact that this was to happen.  Our Lord told her that the “New Mass” was being created by  “His enemies”

    The Visions and Prophesies of Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais (19th century, France)

    On November 27, 1902 and May 10, 1904, Our Lord and Our Lady announced the conspiracy to invent the “New Mass”: “I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in My sight. When the fatal hour arrives when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that will be celebrated in this SECOND period … The FIRST period is (the one) of my priesthood which exists since Me. The SECOND is (the one) of the persecution when the ENEMIES of the Faith and of Holy Religion (will impose their formulas) in the book of the second celebration … These infamous spirits are those who crucified Me and are awaiting the kingdom of THE NEW MESSIAH.” 
    She had a vision of a dialogue between Our Lord and Lucifer and the latter said :”I will attack the Church. I will overthrow the Cross, I will decimate the people, I will deposit a great weakness of Faith in hearts. There will also be A GREAT DENIAL OF RELIGION. For a time I will be MASTER of all things, everything will be under MY CONTROL, even Your temple and all Your people.””Saint Michael says that Satan will have possession of everything for some time and that he will reign completely over everything ; that all goodness, Faith, Religion will be buried in the tomb. . . Satan and his own will triumph with joy, but after this triumph, the Lord will in His turn gather His own people and will REIGN and TRIUMPH OVER EVIL and WILL RAISE UP from the tomb the buried Church, the prostrated Cross. . . “Marie-Julie saw that “there will not remain any vestige of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith. CONFUSION will be everywhere…” When Marie Julie is publicly Canonised – and Mother Mariana’s miraculous life is proudly boasted about by the Catholic Church THEN and only THEN will any of us be truly able to state that the troubles are really over.

  • No More NO!

    Pope Leo XIII was granted a vision on 13th October 1884.  The conversation he heard was roughly as follows…..

    Satan to Christ  “I can destroy your Church”

    Christ    “No, you will never do that”

    Satan  “All I need is time  - and more power over those who would serve ME!”

    Pope Leo XIII announced that he heard Christ tell Satan that He could have 100 years – “The twentieth Century” was named as being the time permitted Satan to seek to destroy the Church..

    That saying – should ANY Councils have been called during a century when the authorities of the Catholic Church had already been forewarned – was to be a Century granted Satan to attempt to destroy the Church?  

    No wonder the Holy Father is doing everything he can to restore the Traditions – if we have any sense we will give him ALL our support – or risk doing the will of Our Lord’s  enemy.

  • Joseph

    Not only Our Lady of Quito, but also She spoke about the apostacy in the church at Her appearances at La Sallette and Fatima.
    If a catholic went into a coma in 1960 and woke up today, that person would not, could not accept the Vatican II church as it is today.
    That council had diabolic fruits, and by their fruits etc.

  • Fides_et_Ratio

    > “that council had diabolic fruits, and by their fruits etc.”

    By the fruits of blessed John XXIII, blessed John Paul the Great, the intellectual giant Benedict XVI, saint Josemaria Escriva, blessed Mother Theresa, and countless other saints, we know that the Holy Catholic Church stays holy and in perfect communion with all the saints.

    Ultra-traditionalists recognize the saints from Abraham to Pius XII.

    Faithful Catholics recognize the saints from Abraham to Mother Theresa and beyond.

  • Joseph

    ” Those therfore who after the wicked heretics dare to set aside Ecclesiastical Tradtions, and to invent any kind of novelty, or to reject any of those things entrusted to the church, or who wrongfully or outrageously devise the destruction of any of those traditions enshrined in the catholic church are to be punished thus, if they are bishops we order them to be deposed, but if they are monks or lay persons, we command them to be excluded from the community.”
    Second Council of Nicaea. 787 AD
     Our Lady Of Fatima Pray For Us.

  • Fides_et_Ratio

     Thankfully, all recent popes and 95% of current bishops have kept the Holy Tradition.

    Many laymen, however, apostatized. I agree that this is a tragedy. Fortunately, bless John Paul the Great set the Church in the right course.

  • Bellarmine

     Interestingly, all of this was decided by a Council of Bishops, called by the Emperor, and including, but not dominated by the representatives of he Bishop of Rome. Since then the Bishop of Rome has arrogated to himself all-peravding powers, including infallibility, chooses all the bishops, curtails the power of bishops’ Councils, including Ecumenical Councils, puts his Curia above them, and dimises all who disagree with him, without debate or nayural justice.
    I wouldn’t call that progress!

  • Joseph

    I would.

  • Joseph

    On the 25th anniversary of Vatican II’s Constitution Of The Liturgy the ” Great ” Pope John Paul II praised the Council’s liturgical reform claiming that it was welcomed by the overwhelming majority of the faithful.
    Of course he was wrong because the overwhelming majority of the faithful don’t go to Mass anymore.

    What a Council ! Huh ?

  • Fides_et_Ratio

     There were appropriate reforms to the old Missal.

    The reform may have gone a bit too far, which is why Pope Benedict XVI is reintroducing the extraordinary Mass into the Church. He wants the extraordinary Mass to be alive, so the best elements of it can be mixed with the best elements of the ordinary Mass to create one excellent Mass.

    And blessed Pope John Paul II was indeed Great.

  • Bellarmine

     By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, that you love one another. These posts say the opposite.
    The Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life for all. No domination and condemnation here.

  • Bellarmine

    Frederick William Faber, a famous convert wrote: But we make His love too narrow
                                                                           By false limits of our own,
                                                                           And we magnify his strictness
                                                                           With a Zeal He will not own                

  • Cassandra

    She does. The Orthodox and Moslems have seen the BVM.

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