Fatima. First Saturdays. Historical dates
July 13, 1917
Our Lady appeared to Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto a third time. She showed them hell where the souls of poor sinners go and explaned God's plan to save us from the fire of hell. Our Lady asked the children to offer themselves to God and
sacrifice themself for sinners.
All this became known as the Three Secrets of Fatima. Our Lady said, that She will come later to ask for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays (the Devotion of Reparation).
December 10, 1925
Apparition of Our Lady at Pontevedra, Spain. The Most Holy Virgin appeared to Lucia, and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus.
The Holy Virgin asked Lucia to announce the Devotion of Reparation:
Our Lady asked Lucia to announce in Her name that She promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep Her company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to Her.
February 15, 1926
A new apparition of the Child Jesus in Pontevedra, Spain. Jesus asked Lucia to be persistent in the spreading the
Devotion of Five First Saturdays
He said, that the souls who make the five First Saturdays with fervour and to make reparation to the Heart of Heavenly Mother, please Him more than those who make fifteen, but are lukewarm and indifferent.
December 17, 1927
Father Aparicio asked Lucia to write down in details an account of the apparition of Pontevedra, especially regarding the request of Our Lady about
the Devotion of Reparation, and also to show if they were connected with the messages of 1917. Lucia prayed fervently and Jesus, in a distinct voice, made her hear His words, that she allowed to write everything that is asked of her, and write everything the Most Holy Virgin revealed in the apparition when She spoke of this devotion, but for the rest of the Secret, He asked her to keep silence.
October 8, 1928
In a letter, dated October 8, 1928, Canon Formigao describes the Devotion of Reparation as a propitiation for sins against Holy Mother.
May 29, 1930
Letter of Sr. Lucia to Fr. Goncalves. Lucia explains the Devotion of Reparation and how the Holy Father and the Bishops of the Catholic World must consecrate Russia.
May 29, 1930
The Revelation in Tuy, Spain, the night of May 29-30, 1930. Our Lord revealed to Lucia that there are five types of offences and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
June 12, 1930
The letter of the Sister Lucia to the Father Goncalves, Lucia’s confessor. Answers to his questions and the story of the revelation at Tuy on May 29, 1930. Explanation of the
Devotion of Reparation
and Consecration of Russia.
September 13, 1939
During the pilgrimage to Fatima, Bishop da Silva decided to inform the thousands of pilgrims at the Cova da Iria of the Devotion of Reparation on the Five First Saturdays of the month. Shortly afterwards, he published it in
Voz da Fatima.
December 2, 1940
Sister Lucia wrote a letter to Pope Pius XII requesting the Consecration of the world and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the extention of the Devotion of Reparation to the whole world.