On the third visit of Our Lady in Fatima, on July 13, 1917, she revealed that she would come to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation of the Five First Saturdays. So, she asked for the devotion in 1925 and the consecration in 1929.
On December 10, 1925, Sister Lucia received a vision of Our Blessed Mother appearing alongside a Boy standing over a luminous cloud. One hand resting on the Boy’s shoulder and the other holding a heart pierced with thorns around it.
The Boy said:
“Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, which is covered with thorns with which ingrate men pierce it at every moment with no one to make an act of reparation to pull them out.”Advertisement
Our Lady expressed her request saying:
“See, my daughter, My Heart surrounded with thorns with which ingrates pierce me at every moment with blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, make sure to console me and announce that all those who for five months, on the first Saturdays, go to Confession, receive Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for 15 minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the purpose of making reparation to Me, I promise to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls.”— Our Lady, December 10, 1925
After a few days, Sister Lucia wrote a letter detailing the vision to Monsignor Manuel Pereira Lopes, her confessor.
- Go to Confession (can be within 8 days)
- Receive Holy Communion
- Pray five decades of the Rosary
- Keep Our Lady company for 15 minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.
Our Lady promised to assist at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who practice the First Saturday devotion on five consecutive months, with the intention of making reparation to her Immaculate Heart.
You can join the Blue Army devotion in your parish, for a deeper commitment to this devotion. You can ask your catechist or priest about this group.
If you are in the United States, you can find out about the group here.