First Saturday Devotion

August 7th,2021 First Saturday Devotions
Saturday 7:30pm Sydney time.

Father of Love and Mercy

What are First Saturday Devotions?

In the July 13, 1917 apparition at Fatima, Our Lady said, “I shall come to ask for…the Communion of Reparation on the first Saturdays.”  She came expressly to request this devotion when she appeared to Sister Lucia on December 10, 1925, in Pontevedra, Spain, where she was preparing to start her religious life.

While Sister Lucia was in the chapel with Our Lord during part of the night of May 29-30, 1930, He explained the motivation for the devotion. This explanation answered the question posed by her confessor about why the number should be five Saturdays and not nine to correspond with the nine First Fridays, or seven  to correspond with Our Lady’s seven sorrows.

Our Lord responded that there are five ways that people offend and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
1.  Offences or blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception – its denial and/or ridicule

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