The Five First Saturdays of the Month
A Fatima Request from Our Lady
When Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sr. Lucia on December 10, 1925, the Virgin Mary requested the practice of the First Saturday devotion for the conversion of Russia.
Yet, the consecration was not the only requirement for the conversion of Russia, according to Our Lady of Fatima. She included the request for the observance of the First Saturday devotion.
When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.
How to practise the First Saturday devotion
Our Lady of Fatima revealed to Sr. Lucia the following aspects of the First Saturday devotion.
Receive holy communion on five consecutive First Saturdays.
Go to confession each month (on the First Saturday, preferably)
Recite five decades of the Rosary on the First Saturdays.
Meditate for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary.
Above all, this devotion is not simply meant to be a mechanical or meaningless recitation of prayers, but a true conversion of heart.