First Saturday Devotions
Conditions for a Plenary Indulgence from praying the Rosary in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament, privately or publicly:
Intention of receiving a plenary indulgence
Mass and Communion on the day the Rosary is prayed
Confession within 2 weeks
Five decades of the Rosary prayed before the Blessed Sacrament (Exposed or Reposed)
Prayers for the Holy Father’s protection and
intentions (see below)
(The Rosary Confraternity, http://www.rosary-center.org/nconobl.htm)
The Reasons for this Devotion:
To console the Immaculate Heart of Marv, offer reparation for the blasphemies and ingratitude of unrepentant sinners, and for peace in the world.
On May 29, 1930 Our Lord explained to Sister Lucia the reason for the Five First Saturdays:
“Mv daughter, the reason is simple. Against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, five kinds of offenses and blasphemies are committed:
1. Those committed against the Immaculate Conception;
2. Those committed against the virginity of Our Lady;
3. Those committed against the Divine maternity, refusing at the same time, to accept her as the
mother of men;
4. Those committed by men who publicly attempt to instill indifference, scorn and even hatred for
this Immaculate Mother in the hearts of children;
5. Those committed by men who insult her directly in her statues."
1. Intentions (voiced or silent)
2. The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Joyful Mysteries
"Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”(Lk1:28)
"Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Lk1:42-43)
“Today in the city of
“Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in
The Finding in the
"Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (Lk2:49)
3. Prayers for the Holy Father (at least one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be)
4. Completion of Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary
The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism of Jesus
"You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." (Mt3:17)
Marriage feast at
"Do whatever he tells you." (Jn2:5)
The Messianic Kingdom Proclaimed
"To the other towns also I must
proclaim the good news of the
"This is my chosen Son; listen to him." (Lk9:35)
The Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist
This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me. This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.” (Lk22:19-20)
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done." (Lk22:42)
The Scourging at the Pillar
"What evil has this man done? I found him guilty of no capital crime. Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him." (Lk:)
The Crowning of Thorns
“And the soldiers placed a crown out of thorns on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak and said, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!" (Jn19:2-3)
The Carrying of the Cross
“Carrying the cross himself he went
out to the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew,
“There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle.”(Jn19:18)
The Glorious Mysteries
"Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.” (Mt.28:5-6)
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
“There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” (Acts2:3-4)
The Assumption of Mary
"You are the glory of
The Coronation of Mary
“A great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev12:1)
Our Lady said to Lucia at
"I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, whoever, on the first Saturday of 5 consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion. recite 5 decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart."
"If my requests are not
"In the end my Immaculate
Heart will triumph,
Lucia's Own Words, Fr. Louis Kondor, SVD, Secretariado
dos Pastorinhos, Fatima,
angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
All: Hail Mary...(see p. 5)
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Let it be done unto me according to Thy word.
All: Hail Mary...
V. And the Word was made Flesh
R. And dwelt amongst us.
All: Hail Mary...
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth we beseech Thee O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
V. Lord, have mercy.
V. God, the Father of Heaven,
mercy on us.
The Response for the Following is: Pray for us.
Mother most Chaste,
Vessel of Honor,
House of God,
Ark of the New Covenant,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Peace,
Our Loving Mother,
V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins
of the world,
of the world,
of the world,
V. Pray for us, O
Holy Mother of God.
promises of Christ.
Grant, we beg Thee O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou amongst women, and
Blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
"An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes
either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.82 The faithful
can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.”83 (CCC: 1471)
Regarding Confession within 8 Days:
“Lucia placed before Jesus the difficulty that some people had about confessing on Saturdays, and asked that if it might be valid to go to confession within eight days. ”Jesus replied, "Yes, and it could be longer still, provided that, when they receive Me, they are in the state of grace and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
(Messages of Fatima, February 15, 1926, The Baby Jesus; http://alcazar.net/salvation6.html)