The Fifth installment of the Buen Suceso conference series, given by Fr. Adam Purdy in Quito Ecuador during the novena leading up to the Feast of the Purification, discusses how it is that we have come to know the details of the Life of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torrez, a Conceptionist Nun who saw and spoke with the Blessed Virgin Mary late in the 16th and early in the 17th Centuries.
Father Purdy lays out for us the story of how the initial manuscript of The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana was written in 1790 by Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira, and the incredible story of how the life of Mother Mariana has been transmitted to us over 220 years later.
Fr. Purdy also discusses the history of the city of Quito, Ecuador, the history of the Franciscan Conceptionists, and the nature of Marian apparitions, and how they are scrutinized and approved by competent authorities.