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our lady of fatima statue

Urgent - yet very few have listened and responded.
In 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three shepherd children - Lucia Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto - in Cova da Iria, a field in Fatima, Portugal. She asked for the daily Rosary and penance for sinners and initiated the splendid miracle of the sun. But Our Lady later appeared to Sister Lucia asking for the 5 First Saturdays in reparation for the sins against her Immaculate Heart. She said to Sister Lucia, "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."

Reasons for Reparation

Sister Lucia discerned that there are 5 First Saturdays in particular in reparation for the five great blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

  1. Her Immaculate Conception

  2. Her Perpetual Virginity

  3. Her Divine Maternity

  4. For taking devotion to her from the hearts of the young

  5. Desecrating her shrine and images

We have begun First Saturday Devotions at Casa Maria as a community. We invite you to start First Saturday Devotions, and we are happy to share with you the materials we use on First Saturdays. These include prayers and Marian hymns that you may want to use as you undertake the Five First Saturdays. The brief video series that inspired our community can be viewed here.

Requirements

In order to fulfill the requirement that Our Lady asked for those making the Five First Saturdays one must, with the intention of making reparation for the five great blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

  1. Go to Confession within 8 days before or after the first Saturdays.
  2. Receive Communion in the state of Grace
  3. Pray a Rosary
  4. Meditate on any of the mysteries of the Rosary for 15 minutes.

Prayers Taught at Fatima


My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. And, through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of sinners.

Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament. (May 13, 1917)

Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often, especially whenever you make a sacrifice: Oh Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (July 13, 1917)

After each Rosary decade, repeat the following: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy."


Marian Prayers


Hail Holy Queen, hail, Mother of Mercy our life our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
O God, whose only begotten Son by His life, death, and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,Pray for us
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins, 
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Mother of the Church,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the Covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without
original sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven,
Queen of the most holy
Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal happiness. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

By St. Louis de Montfort

I, (name) a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism: I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy Slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in Eternity. Amen

By St. Louis de Montfort

120.  "As all perfection consists in our being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus it naturally follows that the most perfect of all devotions is that which conforms, unites, and consecrates us most completely to Jesus. Now of all God's creatures Mary is the most conformed to Jesus. It therefore follows that, of all devotions, devotion to her makes for the most effective consecration and conformity to him. The more one is consecrated to Mary, the more one is consecrated to Jesus..."

123.  "It follows then: (1) that by this devotion we give to Jesus all we can possibly give him, and in the most perfect manner, that is, through Mary's hands. Indeed we give him far more than we do by other devotions which require us to give only part of our time, some of our good works or acts of atonement and penances. In this devotion everything is given and consecrated, even the right to dispose freely of one's spiritual goods and the satisfactions earned by daily good works..."

125.(3) "It follows that we consecrate ourselves at one and the same time to Mary and to Jesus. We give ourselves to Mary because Jesus chose her as the perfect means to unite himself to us and unite us to him. We give ourselves to Jesus because he is our last end. Since he is our Redeemer and our God we are indebted to him for all that we are."