While promising Her presence and protection, Our Lady showed for the first time to the three little shepherds in this apparition of June, Her Immaculate Heart surrounded by thorns, and Lucia, in recounting this apparition, said: “We understand that She was the Immaculate Heart of Mary, outraged by the sins of humanity, who wanted reparation. “(Memoirs of Sister Lucy, pp. 175-176)
The Blessed Virgin introduced Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta in the spirituality of reparation, and also wants to grant us this grace, as long as we are docile, and accept it as the way that leads us to her Son Jesus, because everything in her is relative to Christ.
The time of the reparation.
As children of such a sublime Queen, we are called to unite with Her in reparation to her Immaculate Heart. Mary Most Holy inaugurated the time of reparation in the history of humanity, with her generous Yes to God in the presence of the Angel, and Jesus the great Reparator, became incarnate in her womb. It continues to work so that the reparation offered to God, through her Immaculate Heart, is a reality assumed by each one of us with love and courage.
After the apparitions of Fatima in 1917, Mary appeared eight years later in Pontevedra-Spain to Sr. Lúcia, to show how she wanted the reparation to be done by each one of us, concretely.
“On 10-12-1925, the [Virgin] appeared to her. Virgin and next to her, suspended in a luminous cloud, a Boy. The SS. Virgin, placing her hand on her shoulder and showing at the same time a heart in her other hand, surrounded by thorns.
At the same time, the Child said:
“Pity the Heart of your Most Holy Mother who is covered with thorns that the ungrateful men at all times nail Him without anyone doing an act of reparation to take them.
Then the Most Holy Virgin:
“Look, my daughter, My Heart surrounded by thorns, which ungrateful men at every moment, pierced with blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, see Me consoling and says that all those who for 5 months, on the 1st Saturday, confess, receiving Holy Communion, pray a Rosary and give Me 15 minutes of company, meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary , with the purpose of redressing Me, I promise to assist them, at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for the salvation of these souls “(Memoirs of Sister Lucy, 192)
The Shrine of the Father of the Mercies (Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil) invites you to experience the Repairing Devotion of the Five First Saturdays, as the Virgin Mary asked us to do. Starting at 10am as usual. We will pray the Holy Rosary, have a Catechesis on the Message of Fatima, and the fifteen minutes of meditation on the Word. We will close this Marian moment with the Holy Mass votive to Our Lady, at noon.
Every first Saturday, the Virgin Mary introduces us to the spirituality of reparation, which consists essentially in loving God, his Immaculate Heart and his neighbor. May She help us to reach Heaven in this way.
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