June 6, 2020frjohnma

“My daughter, look at My Heart surrounded with 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 and receive Holy Communion, 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.” —Our Lady of Fatima

Why Five Saturdays?

We thank our Lady for adoring her Son Jesus Christ our Lord on that first Holy Saturday before His Resurrection. As good children of Our Mother Mary, we adhere to her call to join her in prayer to continue seeking the face of God for the good of our world

Our Lady requested for “Five first Saturdays of reparation” in order to atone for the five ways in which people offend her Immaculate Heart:

  1. attacks upon her Immaculate Conception
  2. attacks against her Perpetual Virginity
  3. attacks upon her Divine Maternity and the refusal to accept her as the Mother of all mankind
  4. for those who try to publicly implant in children’s hearts indifference, comtempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother
  5. for those who insult her directly in her sacred images.


Comments (14)

  • Francis-Mary

    June 6, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Thank you Fr for sharing. May our Mother Mary continue to intercede for us through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

    1. frjohnma

      June 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      God bless you

  • Nzeribe Ify

    June 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

    1. frjohnma

      June 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for your prayer

  • AndyMarie

    June 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    May God through Mary’s intercession convert all hardened hearts, heal the sick, comfort the dying and deliver souls in purgatory on this holy and reparation day. Amen
    Thank you padre for the sharing and reminder.

    1. frjohnma

      June 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Great, and thanks

  • Pauline Otu

    June 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Amen. May we take consolation on the immaculate heart of Mary our mother amen. Thank you Father & stay safe.

    1. frjohnma

      June 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for your prayers

  • Juliana-Mary Ukeje

    June 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Many thanks Father for this reminder on the objectives of the first Saturday devotion to Our Lady of Fatima & Her promises to the devotees. I also thank to God for this opportunity to make up for all the blasphemies & disregard being meted out to Her. May the Holy Spirit touch the offending hearts and enkindle them with love for His faithful Spouse & their mother.

    1. frjohnma

      June 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      Holy Mother of God: Pray for us

  • Anajekwu Emeka

    June 6, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks so much my padre.
    May God continue to bless u for this prayers

    1. Fr. John-Mary Atep

      June 6, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Amen and thanks my dear brother!

  • Batomaria

    June 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Fr., of the five attacks on Her Immaculate Heart, the one most painful to me is the fourth. Father, one can count just a few block Rosary centers in villages and in cities across the country. Our children have long been ripped off Our Lady’s belly and given to the dogs of African magic and home/foreign movies/musics. We PARENTS ARE ALREADY PAYING DEARLY for the travesty.

  • Elizabeth Mbugua

    September 2, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Asante Sana Padri
    I feel blessed.

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