Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Discovered: Hidden Painting of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres Made Public

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a Spanish nun lived and prayed in Quito, Ecuador. Her name was Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa, a nun of the Conceptionist Order. Our Lady appeared to her asking that a statue be made under the title of Our Lady of Good Success. Her little-known but


Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa as a young nun.

extraordinary life has a direct connection with the statue and devotion to Our Lady of Good Success.

For a long time, most people familiar with the apparitions have known the painting of Mother Mariana from when she was young. A different painting found in the Conceptionist choir chapel shows this holy nun when she was advanced in age. It was painted by an artist from the time when she lived. Until now, this painting was not known outside the convent. This new portrayal shows another side of Mother Mariana especially reflecting her great suffering and advanced holiness.

This exclusive painting is shown below for the benefit of our readers.

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Painting of Mother Mariana already advanced in age. She died on January 16, 1635, when she was seventy-two years old.

To read more about the life of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa and the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success, click here.

1 comment:

  1. It is only recently that I have been reading about Mother Mariana. If at all possible could you please make some Holy Cards of this saint? It would help in telling others about her, and also to use as a prayer card.
    The recent articles on your blog, with the videos showing the trip to Quito brought Mother Mariana to my attention.