First Saturday Devotion

One of the most important aspects of the Fatima message was Our Lady’s request for the First Saturday devotion. In the July 13, 1917 apparition at Fatima, Our Lady said to the children, “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart…I shall come to ask for the Communion of Reparation on the first Saturdays.” She came expressly with the request for this devotion when she appeared to Sister Lucia on Dec. 10, 1925, in Pontevedra, Spain, where she was preparing for religious life.

To help those who are just getting started with the First Saturday Devotion, the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA is beginning a new initiative. Keep scrolling to learn more!

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The Great Promise Passport™

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA has created a new, accessible way to help you fulfill Our Lady’s request for First Saturday Devotion. Following the ancient tradition of the Camino de Compostela, the Great Promise Passport™ allows you to mark and track your progress.

At this critical time in history, we must do our part to fulfill Our Lady’s request. We strongly encourage you to invite friends, family, parishes and schools to join us in this devotion. 

Great Promise Passport™: Steps to Follow

 1. Enter your email in the designated field above.  

 This will allow us to send you stamp and other Great Promise Passport™ reminders. 

 2. Download the Passport PDF

 3. Fulfill the First Saturday Requirements 

 See below in the next description for details. 

 4. Take a selfie with an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Remember to tag us on Instagram  (@Fatima_bluearmy) and/or Facebook (@World Apostolate of Fatima, USA)  with the hashtag  #Fatima5

 5. Return to this page to claim your stamp within ONE week of First Saturday each month

 Note: Stamps will be unavailable after the set time. It is important to collect all 5 stamps, as it is  necessary to be entered into our prize drawing!

 6. Either print the stamp and paste it to your printed passport OR digitally copy and paste it to your  PDF

 7. Repeat four more First Saturdays (steps 3-6) for a total of FIVE

Claim Your Stamp!

Return to this page on June 4th to claim your first stamp. Remember, the stamp will expire from the webpage on June 11th @ 12pm.

"My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and 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 united myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You."

- Act of Spiritual Communion Tweet

First Saturday Requirements

With the intention of making reparation for the offenses against the Immaculate Heart, we are asked to: 

  • Go to Confession (May be 8 days before or after First Saturday)
  • Receive Holy Communion (Can be at a Saturday evening anticipatory Mass)
  • Pray five decades of the Rosary 
  • Keep Our Lady company for 15 minutes while meditating on one or more of the mysteries of the Rosary

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