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Communal First Saturdays for the British Isles
On December 10th, 1925, Jesus and Mary came to Lucia when she was a postulant in the Dorothean Convent in Pontevedra, Spain. Jesus said, "Have compassion on the Heart ion your Most Holy Mother covered with the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to remove them with an act of Reparation."
Our Lady then said, "My daughter, look at My Heart surrounded with the 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 all the graces necessary for salvation all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to Confession, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep me company for a quarter of an hour while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."
Communal First Saturdays for the British Isles
Imagine the Map of the British Isles covered in pledges of response for the First Saturdays - for the Peace of the World and our freedom from degeneration, disaster and war depends upon our response to the call of Jesus and Mary for the First Saturdays.
The purpose of the MAP is to help us to know where First Saturdays are already happening communally and to encourage others to start them.
2025 will herald the centenary of the request of both Jesus & Mary for the monthly First Saturdays in which they promised the grace of salvation to all who practice it. The First Saturdays are crucial and integral to the PEACE plan of Heaven. This message is perhaps the great Crown of the June 13th and July 13th messages given in Fatima to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.
First Saturdays - Map information
1.Host the Communal First Saturdays in your Parish, Shrine or Cathedral with the support of your Parish Priest.
2.Sign up your First Saturday Location on the Map via the website Please fill out every section of form clearly. Make sure you include your start and finish times - Time of Holy Mass, of Confessions, of Rosary, of Adoration with space for the 15 minute silent meditation etc.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Links to Fatima & First Saturday materials - (to be added)
4. Briefing Document for Communal First Saturdays for the British Isles which you can download from the website. (in process)
5. And First Saturdays may be done individually or in small groups as long as you fulfil all the requirements.
Communal First Saturdays
in the British Isles
In March 1939, Our Blessed Lord said to Sr. Lucia to be insistent! "Ask, ask again insistently for the promulgation of the Communion of Reparation in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the first Saturdays. The time is coming when the rigour of my justice will punish the crimes of diverse nations. Some of them will be annihilated. At last the severity of my justice will fall severely on those who want to destroy my reign in souls."
"War and peace in the world depend on the celebration of this devotion and the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary connected to it. Therefore I wished so much these were spread, and much more because it is the will of our good God and our beloved Heavenly Mother." Sr. Lucia to her spiritual director on March 19th 1939
"If my people who bear my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence and turn from their wicked ways, I myself will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land...." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
The First Saturdays are the forgotten part of the Fatima message and the most important for the peace of the world and for the salvation of souls. Jesus and Mary gave us all and to Holy Church a monthly means of prayer of Reparation for the sins of the world and a call for us to make a monthly confession and Communion of Reparation. Reparation is about putting love where there has been a hurt.
Our prayer, fasting and sacrifice give the grace to awaken faith, repentance, hope and charity in those who do not believe, do not adore and do not know God. Prayer together with sacrifice offered to God for love of Him and neighbour is redemptive.
Jesus on the Cross made reparation for all our sins and reconciled us with the Father, but we too have to cooperate with this redeeming work on behalf of souls. This is what the request for the Five First Saturdays is all about -so let us get to work!
What do the First Saturdays involve?
1. Make a good Confession in a spirit of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
2. Receive Holy Communion in a state of grace. This is the central act of making the first Saturdays.
3. Pray five decades of the Rosary with the intention of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
4. Keep Jesus and Mary company for 15 minutes while meditating on one or more mysteries of the Rosary.
5. Fulfil the conditions with the intention to make reparation for the sins against Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.
Jesus challenges you today as he did Sr. Lucia!
Sr. Lucia was crucified throughout her life in her efforts to promulgate the importance of the first Saturdays. Jesus appeared to her again on February 15th 1926 to remind her and said: "Have you spread throughout the world what our Heavenly Mother requested of you."
This message is also for you and for me ... what are we doing to spread the Message of the First Saturdays? The peace of the World depends upon it and the salvation of many ....