In the 3rd apparition at Fatima, July 13th, 1917, Our Lady 
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 fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with 
the intention of making reparation to me."
Why Five Saturdays?

Christians have always honored the Blessed Virgin on Saturday because of her constant faith in Jesus on that first Holy Saturday before the Resurrection.

Five first Saturdays of reparation were requested to atone for the five ways in which people offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

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, comtempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother
5. For those who insult her directly in her sacred images.
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First Saturday Devotion...A promise of salvation.  This promise of salvation is for everyone without exception.  The Five First Saturdays devotion forms an integral part of the Fatima Message, one which the Church, principally at this time, in the persons of her priests and laity, needs to enthusiastically accept and promote. When this is completed we can expect a new Marian era and a wonderful rebirth for the Church, all of which will eventually lead to the long-awaited triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
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"I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces needed for salvation, whoever on the First Saturday of five consecutive months shall:  

1. Confess and Receive Holy Communion.  
2. Recite five decades of the Holy Rosary.  
3. Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on one or all the mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."


Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee; And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee. 
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee; And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee. 

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee; And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee. 

    O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference, by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. 

    O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee, My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament. 

    O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.   BACK TO TOP


Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to thy Immaculate Heart myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race. Reign over us, Most Holy Mother of God, and teach us how to make the Heart of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ reign and triumph in us even as It has reigned and triumphed in thee. Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity. 

    Therefore, we now promise to imitate thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of every month and to offer thee five decades of the rosary each day together with our sacrifices in a spirit of reparation and penance. Amen. 
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Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Most Holy Virgin and our beloved Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of the Immaculate Heart, surrounded with the thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Moved by the ardent desire of loving thee as our Mother and of promoting a true devotion to thy Immaculate Heart, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet to prove the sorrow we feel for the grief that men cause thee and to atone by means of our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which men return thy tender love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. A word from thee will obtain grace and forgiveness for all. Hasten, O Lady, the conversion of sinners that they may love Jesus and cease to offend God, already so much offended, and thus avoid eternal punishment. Turn thine eyes of mercy towards us so that henceforth we may love God with all our heart while on earth and enjoy Him forever in Heaven. Amen. 
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Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for our dear country. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sanctify our clergy.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Make our Catholics more fervent.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Guide and inspire those who govern us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cure the sick who confide in thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Console the sorrowful who trust in thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Help those who invoke thine aid.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Deliver us from all dangers. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Help us to resist temptation. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Obtain for us all we lovingly ask of thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Make our family life holy.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Help those who are dear to us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bring back to the right road our erring brothers.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Give us back our ancient fervor.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Obtain for us pardon of our manifold sins and offenses.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Obtain peace for the world. 

Let us pray
   O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy most holy Mother, whom we invoke under the title of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and grant us by her most powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal, which we need. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN: "Dear Lady of Fatima" 

1. Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee,
To beg your intercession
For peace and unity. 
Dear Mary, won't you show us
The right and shining way?
We pledge our love and offer you
A Rosary each day. 

2. You promised at Fatima
Each time that you appeared,
To help us if we pray to you
To banish war and fear.

Dear Lady, on First Saturdays
We ask your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.

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