Immaculate heart of Mary, first 5 Saturdays devotion

What Our Lady asks

Consecutive First Five Saturdays devotion in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Lucia was a postulant in the Convent of St. Dorothy in Pontevedra, Spain, 1925, when she had the apparition of our Blessed Mother. In this apparition Our Lady asks Lucia to spread consecutive first five Saturdays devotion to Her Immaculate Heart as reparation.  She was standing over a cloud of light with the Child Jesus at her side.  The Blessed Virgin put one hand on Lucia’s shoulder, while her other hand sustained her Immaculate Heart that was surrounded with thorns. The Child Jesus said:

“Have compassion on the Heart of your Blessed Mother. It is surrounded with thorns that ungrateful men pierce each moment, and there is no one that is willing to offer an act of reparation to take the thorns away.”

Our Lady immediately said to Lucia:

“Look, my daughter. My Heart is surrounded with thorns that ungrateful men pierce unceasingly with their blasphemies and ingratitude.”


“You, at least, try to console me and announce that for all those, who for five consecutive first Saturdays, confess, receive Holy Communion, pray the Holy Rosary and accompany me for 15 minutes by meditating the mysteries of the Holy Rosary with the intention to do  reparation, I promise to assist them at the hour of death with the graces needed for salvation.”

The Confession may be made during the eight days before or after the first Saturday of each month, provided that Holy Communion be received in the state of grace.

It is sometimes asked why Our Lady asked for Communions of reparation on five first Saturdays devotion, instead of some other number.

Our Blessed Lord answered that question when He appeared to Sr. Lucia May 29, 1930. He explained that it was because of five kinds of offences and blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are;

  1. blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception

  2. against her perpetual virginity

  3. against the divine and spiritual maternity of Mary, refusing at the same time to receive Mary as Mother of all humanity.

  4. blasphemies involving the rejection and dishonoring of her images

  5. and the neglect of implanting in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of this Immaculate Mother.

Sister Lucia, seers of fatima

Sister Lucia with the Immaculate Heart of Mary statue