FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS

The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. After showing the three children a vision of hell she said,

"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes
to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done,
many souls will be saved and there will be peace...
I shall come to ask for... the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays..."

On June 13, 1917 the Blessed Mother spoke to Lucia as follows:
"Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved.  He wants to establish
in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.  I promise salvation to those who embrace it,
and these souls will be loved by God, like flowers placed by me to adorn His throne."

On December 10, 1925,
Mary and the Child Jesus appeared to Lucia,
the sole surviving Fatima visionary, at a convent in
Pontevedra, Spain. The most holy Virgin 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.

         The Child Jesus 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"
































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Many also say the Litany of Loretto - the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
or the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.)






























Our Blessed Mother spoke next, saying:
"Look, my daughter, at my heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it 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 mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."
OUR BLESSED MOTHER REQUESTS
That on the First Saturday of five consecutive months we...

1. "Go to Confession"
(within 8 days before or after the first Saturday)

2. "Receive Holy Communion"

3. "Recite five decades of the Rosary"

4. "Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary"
(This is separate from the Rosary itself and preferably done in the presence of Our Lord in the Tabernacle or at Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament where available.
Many also say the Litany of Loretto - the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
or the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.)


PROMISES
   Following are the Promises Christ and His Blessed Mother made
to those who observe the Five First Saturdays Devotion:

1. The Virgin Mary's assistance at the hour of death with the graces
necessary for salvation for those who practice the devotion.
2. Salvation of souls and peace as a result of promoting
the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart.

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Note:  We should always keep in mind that, in 1531, when Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, she referred to herself as "ever-virgin". And in 1858 when she appeared to St. Bernadette she said, "I am the Immaculate Conception".  Anyone who contradicts these Dogmas blasphemes and causes her great suffering.