Saturday, August 4, 2012

First Saturday Devotion

The First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady was revealed to the three children of Fatima.  Our Lady shared with Lucia on June 13, 1917 “Jesus wants to make use of you to make me known and loved.  He wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”
The Devotion is in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and is meant to make reparation to it for the sins of mankind.  
This Devotion consists of:
Going to Confession(The confession may be made under the usual condition of 8 days before or after Holy Communion, provided the person is not in a state of mortal sin when he receives Holy Communion)
receiving Holy Communion
reciting 5 decades of the rosary
spending 15 minutes with Our Lady meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.
All of these are to be done with the intention of making reparation to her.
Our Lady promises that as the Mediatrix of All Graces that at the hour of death, all graces necessary for salvation will be given to those who faithfully practice this devotion for the First Saturday of any five consecutive months.
On June 13, 1929 Lucia saw Mary holding her Immaculate Heart with swords piercing it.
“There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation.  Sacrifice for this intention and pray.”

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