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First Saturday Devotions

On December 10, 1925, the most holy Virgin Mary appeared to Sister Lucia, and by the Virgin's side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a Child. The most holy Virgin rested her hand on Lucia's shoulder, and as she did, she showed Lucia a heart encircled by thorns, which she was holding in her other hand. At the same time, the Child said:

Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.

Then the most holy Virgin Mother said:

Look, my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen decades of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me. (Fatima in Lucia's Own Words: Sister Lucia's Memoirs)

Note carefully the requirements for fulfilling the five First Saturday's of devotion in reparation to Our Lady.

(1) Confession (may be 8 days before or after First Saturday)

(2) Holy Communion

(3) Five Decades of the Holy Rosary

(4) Meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary for 15 minutes * (See note below.)

At Fatima, Our Lady has given us the perfect peace plan -- for peace in our souls, in our families and in the world. October 13, 2007, will mark the 90th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.

We urge you, we beg you and your family to make the First Saturday devotions, and to recite the family Rosary each day in your home. This is the reparation Our Lord Jesus Christ desires for those sins committed against His Mother’s Immaculate Heart. It is this devotion of Rosary and First Saturday prayer which will provide the graces each of us so urgently needs to perform our duties of state in a spirit of penance.

* Sister Lucia has clarified that it is not necessary to meditate on all 15 Mysteries. Keeping Our Lady company while meditating on one, two or more Mysteries also meets the requirement.

For more information about true devotion to Mary and a Catholic Restoration, contact:

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