First Saturday Rosary

Catholics have always honored the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday because of the pious tradition of her constant faith in Jesus on that first Holy Saturday before the Resurrection.

Our Lady appeared to Lucia dos Santos, one of the original child-seers of Fatima and now a Dorothean Sister, on December 10, 1925. The Blessed Mother appeared with the Child Jesus in the Dorothean convent at Pontevedra, Spain. She revealed a heart encircled by thorns. The Child Jesus said: "Have compassion on the heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation".

Our Lady spoke next, saying: "Look, my daughter, 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, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."

According to Sister Lucia, five first Saturdays of reparation were requested to atone for the five ways in which people offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
1) Attacks upon Mary's 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, contempt and even hatred of her
5) For those who insult her directly in her sacred images

The First Saturday Rosary
offered here
provides meditations
on each of
the Mysteries
of the Rosary. This
original spiritual text
was composed
in a state of prayer.
It includes
the Luminous
Mysteries and
was released on
October 25, 2002,
the date that it received
its Imprimatur, during the
Year of the Holy Rosary
declared by Pope John
Paul the Great.

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY BOOKLET

For those who would like to professionally print the First Saturday Booklet, please take this PDF file to any printer and have booklets printed, but please distribute freely.

Click here for PRAY THE ROSARY Audio Tracks (.MP3)

AUDIO FILES
OF FIRST
SATURDAY
ROSARY
(90.9 MB)
BOOKLET COVER
OF FIRST
SATURDAY
ROSARY (PDF)
FIRST SATURDAY
ROSARY ARTWORK
FOR YOUR OWN
CD COVER
(5.1 MB)
"CONSOLE ME"
POSTER (PDF)
FIRST SATURDAY
ROSARY BOOKLET
(PDF)
FIRST SATURDAY
ROSARY BOOKLET
IN SPANISH
(PDF)

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