FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS - IMMACULATE HEART The observance of the first Saturday in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is intended to make reparation to it for the sins of mankind. This devotion was revealed by the Blessed Virgin to three children, Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom she appeared at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
"Mary is the mother of Jesus according to the flesh, and is also the ‘first’ among all who hear the Word of God and keep it in its completeness." "From Mary we learn to surrender to God's Will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary we learn to love Christ her Son and the Son of God! “Mary is truly a cooperator with God in the work of reconciliation through her Divine motherhood.” - Bl. Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005