The First Saturday Devotion

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.



The Motives for the Devotion

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
2. Against her perpetual virginity
3. Against her divine maternity, refusing to accept her as the Mother of God and Mother of all mankind
4. Those who implant in children’s hearts, indifference, contempt and even hate against our Immaculate Mother
5. Insults directed against her sacred images –displays of indifference or ridicule, and the infliction of damage to them.

Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

The Great Promise
Our Lady promised to assist all those who will practice the devotion of the first Saturday on five consecutive months with the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of their death.

Promise not a guarantee of heaven
It would be a serious mistake to think that those who practice the devotion on five consecutive First Saturdays are guaranteed passage into heaven when the moment of their death arrives. Our cooperation with grace is always required.

A life-long devotion, not merely five First Saturdays
The promise associated with the practice of the devotion on five consecutive First Saturdays has been mistakenly construed by many to mean that, once one has completed a series of five, they have accomplished the devotion and are finished.  This was not Our Lady’s intention in making the promise, and has resulted in far fewer people practicing the devotion. Our regular practice of the First Saturdays is a sign of our devotion to the Immaculate Heart and a desire on our part to make reparation for the blasphemies against her.

First Saturday Devotion Resources

Our 8-page First Saturday brochure gives detailed information on the devotion, available at only $1 per copy.

Also available is a First Saturday trifold pamphlet for $.40 each. A 40% discount is offered on purchases of 100 or more on either of these items.


A most complete and comprehensive treatment of the devotion with Rosary meditations and information about the blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart is our First Saturday Treasures booklet for $5.

Give Me Consolation is a First Saturday Personal Prayer Journal that provides a step-by-step process to fulfill the particular elements of the First Saturday devotion. The selected prayers and meditations make it easy to respond to Mary’s urgent request for this timeless devotion.  $11.95.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

  1. Thus is a great help to boost our devotion and love for our Holy Mother. Thank you for all your hard work and great love for God and Holy Mother. God bless you all

  2. Thank you and L⭕️VE…..

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