May 13 is Our Lady of Fatima Day. We are especially looking forward to praying the Rosary together at 7:00pm on May 13 on the call line. The number is (848) 220-3100 and the code is 618 1960. Call in beginning at 6:45pm.
One of the topics at the Afternoon Women of Grace was the Five First Saturday Devotions, and again, I learned more about what Our Lady requests of us.
It was in the third apparition at Fatima that our Lady promised that she would return to make a request. And this she did on December 10, 1925 when she appeared to Lucia with the Child Jesus, who was standing on a little cloud.
The Child Jesus spoke first, “Have compassion on the heart of your most Holy Mother, covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there’s no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.” Then Our Lady spoke, “Look, my daughter, at my heart surrounded with thorns, which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude.
Do you, at least, try to console me, and announce in my name that I promise to assist, at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those, who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months:
2. Receive Holy Communion
3. Say five decades of the rosary
4. Keep me company while meditating on the Rosary with the intention of making reparation to me.
There are five types of offenses and blasphemy against the immaculate heart of Mary, which on May 29, 1930, Our Lord revealed the following:
1. Against the Immaculate Conception
2. Against her perpetual virginity
3. Against her divine maternity refusing at the same time to recognize her as the mother of men
4. Blasphemy of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn or even hatred of our Immaculate Mother
5. Offense of those who outrage her directly in her holy images
“ See, my daughter, the motive for which the Immaculate Heart of Mary inspired me to ask for this little reparation, and in consideration of it, to move My mercy to pardon souls who have had the misfortune of offending her. As for you, always seek by your prayers and sacrifices, to move My mercy to pity for these poor souls.”
The Afternoon Women of Grace is held once a month where all women are welcome, to come together by Zoom to pray, learn, and share. I think it definitely helps increase our life of prayer and living out our Catholic vocation, and look forward to these times of getting closer to Our Lord and Our Lady. (You need not have taken the Women of Grace course to attend, and can come when you can.)
Sue Garza will be happy to answer any questions/ and for the link, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org