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December 10, 2013

December 10th is the Anniversary of the Fatima apparition in Pontevedra Spain requesting the 5 First Saturdays!


The Promises of Our Lady for her assistance at the hour of death and for our Salvation when we make the devotion of the 5 First Saturdays!

The Vision of  Pontevedra December 10th 1925. Our Lady and the Child Jesus who asked for compassion on the Heart of His
 Mother,  that was surrounded with thorns.



Eight years after the Fatima apparitions of 1917, when Sister Lucy was living in a convent in Pontevedra, Spain, Our Lady returned (as She had promised at Fatima) to Sister Lucy on December 10, 1925. On this occasion, Our Lady came to ask for the Communion of Reparation on the Five First Saturdays. She promised eternal salvation for Catholics who fulfill the Five First Saturdays. The Most Holy Virgin appeared to her, and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus. 

Our Lady rested her hand on Lucia's shoulder and as She did so, She showed her a heart encircled by thorns, which She was holding in Her other hand. At the same time, the Child said: "Have compassion an 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."

Our Lady continued speaking while looking intently at Sr. Lucia  and 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 announce in My name that I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all 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 mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.     


                     



Why Five Consecutive First Saturdays of Reparation?


The five consecutive First Saturdays of reparation were requested by Our Lady of Fatima to atone for the five ways in which people offend her Immaculate Heart:
1. Attacks upon Mary’s Immaculate Conception;

2. Attacks against her Perpetual Virginity;

3. Attacks upon her Divine Maternity and the refusal to accept her as the Mother of all mankind.

4 For those who try to publicly implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother;

5. For those who insult her directly in her sacred images.


On Feb 15, 1926 the Child Jesus appeared once more in the garden at Pontevedra to Lucia
who was still a novice and asked her a question:

 

Later, Sister Lúcia reported that on February 15, 1926 while emptying a  garbage can outside the garden, she saw a child she thought she recognized. After striking up a conversation with him, the child transformed into the Child Jesus, who then reprimanded Sister Lúcia for not doing more to promote the five First Saturdays devotion. "Have you spread devotion to the five 1st Saturdays? It is true, my daughter, that many souls begin the First Saturdays, but few finish them, and those who do complete them do so in order to receive the graces that are promised thereby. It would please me more if they did Five with fervor and with the intention of making reparation to the Heart of your heavenly Mother, then if they did Fifteen in a tepid and indifferent manner."

  How to Make the First Saturdays
  • Sacramental confession
The confession can take place within the month of the First Saturday Holy Communion is received, but the Holy Communion must be received with dignity, in a state of Grace, keeping in mind that Jesus is physically present in the Eucharist.  The Intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary must be made before Holy Communion is received and should be kept in mind during your confession.
  • Holy Communion
The Holy Communion has to be received within the 24 hours of the first Saturday of the Month. Attendance to Holy Mass is optional. Receiving Holy Communion as part of this devotion must be consciously intended as an Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart. 

The devotee need not tell anyone else, but keep it in mind. To avoid omitting the Intention every Saturday, the General Intention for the devotion of the Act of Reparation can be mentally or outspokenly stated before starting the First Saturdays (or in between).
If a person has a valid reason not to attend Mass (Masses not available on Saturdays, sickness,or other major event), the devotee may consult a priest about receiving Communion privately or on another day with the intention of making this Communion as part of the first Saturday devotion.

  • Holy Rosary The Rosary must also be recited with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart 
  • Meditation  A 15 Minute Meditation must also be made on the Mysteries of the Rosary

    This Meditation should also be done in an Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Rosary Meditations can be done on all 15 of the mysteries or fewer but must last for 15 minutes. This meditation is in addition to the recitation of the Rosary. 
    However, One may say one 5 decade rosary and then say another as one is meditating if one has trouble focusing ones thoughts to meditate.  The Rosary and the period of Meditation my be done alone or in a group and with or without the aid of sacred scripture. It is always good to consult ones confessor when in doubt.

Help Our Lady convert poor sinners! 

Promote the First Saturday's  requested by Our Lord use this pdf. 1st. Saturday Phamplet and distribute!  
http://sicutincaelo.org/downloads/FSP.pdf
 

 

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