Dear Friends and benefactors,
In my last Newsletter No. 21, I began to speak about the third aspect of the devotion of reparation called “Consolation”. Now I continue the same topic, chiefly the motive and varieties of celebrating the devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
“After enumerating the five blasphemies which gravely offend His Most Holy Mother,” writes Frere Michel of the Holy Trinity, “Our Lord gave Sr. Lucia the decisive explanation which allows us to penetrate the secret of Her Immaculate Heart, which overflows with mercy for all sinners, even those who scorn and outrage Her:
“See, my daughter,” (says Our Lord), “the motive for which the Immaculate Heart of my mother inspired Me to ask for this little reparation, and in consideration of it, to move My mercy to pardon souls who have had the misfortune of offending Her. As for you, always seek by your prayers and sacrifices to move my mercy to pity for those poor souls.
“THE SIN AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST” Here we have one of the principal themes of the message of Fatima. Since God has decided to manifest more and more His great design of love, which is to grant all graces to men through the mediation of the Immaculate Virgin, it seems that their refusal to submit with docility to what God wills is the fault which most gravely wounds His Heart, and for which He no longer finds in Himself any inclination to pardon them. This sin seems unforgivable, because for Our Savior there is no crime unpardonable than to despise His Most Holy Mother, and “to outrage Her Immaculate Heart, which is the Sanctuary of the Holy Ghost, (this committing the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost) which will not be forgiven in this world or in the next.”
Soon in 1929, in the apparition of Tuy which is the final fulfillment of Fatima, Our Lady will conclude the extraordinary manifestation of the Holy Trinity with these striking words: “So many are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me that I come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.” These words are so strong that several translators took the liberty of diluting their meaning.
(See Pages 269 and 270 “The whole Truth about Fatima”. Vol. II)
PRIVATE PRACTICE OF FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION
The Lay Apostles of this devotion of Reparation need not wait for the priests and bishops to begin this devotion of First Saturdays. They may in their own private capacity practice and propagate this devotion by observing the aforementioned conditions. According to Sr. Lucia (1930), confession within eight days of the First Saturday would suffice, provided Holy Communion is made in the state of sanctifying grace.
This is the most important devotion peculiar to the message of Fatima; and very relevant to this period of crisis in the Church. The Catholic Church and the Holy Father now undergo the severest persecution (foretold by Our Lady of Fatima) due to the infiltration of the modernist errors in the doctrines of faith and morals, and due to the increase of immorality among the members of the hierarchy.
It is due to the lack of love towards this MOTHER OF THE MYSTICAL BODY that Her Church is being persecuted by errors and sin. Therefore, this persecution can be prevented only when sufficient people come forward to practice this devotion of Reparation, of love and consolation to the Mother of God.
Hence, we must become arduous in practicing and spreading the First Saturday Devotion of Reparation, not just once (five First Saturdays), but continually, all through our life.
PAROCHIAL PRACTICE OF FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION
Practice of First Saturday Devotion in parishes should be organized by parish priests with the following program:
1. A short procession of Our Lady’s statue to a place of pilgrimage, with songs and litany of Our Lady.
2. Five decades of Rosary with short meditation of the mysteries.
3. A short homily by the priest explaining the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary, or on the Devotion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
5. Prayer of Novena to Our Lady of Fatima.
6. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
7. Blessing of the sick.
8. Holy Mass and Communion of Reparation.
Whole Day Perpetual Rosary of Reparation and All-Night Vigil of Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament can be arranged to enrich the First Saturday devotion in Parish churches.
MONASTIC PRACTICE OF THIS DEVOTION OF REPARATION
The best way of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is to imitate the very life of Sr. Lucia, whom Our Lady called to be enclosed in a monastery for the rest of her life, to practice this devotion of reparation under obligation of the perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
“We must all obey Our Blessed Lady’s requests at Fatima. The time of doubting is long past. It is now time for action.” (Pope Pius XII, 1950)
My only joy and reward are to make SAINTS of you. Let us offer ourselves as slaves to Jesus through his blessed mother.
Fr. Pancras Raja
February 1, 2020
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